11-21-2014

Yay for Fridays!

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1- Willow has been spreading her wings. Honestly, I did not want to let my kitty outside.  I wanted her to be indoors only.  But… she is a ranch cat and she was born outside.  She has wanted to go outside for ages.  She is so, so, so happy out there.  She comes in to see me randomly throughout the day (I work from home), and at night.  She is playing with the other cats and having a great time.

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2- Evergreen Candle from Bath & Body Works.  I have used some of their three wick candles before and wasn’t as impressed as I wanted to be.  I figured I would give it another shot for the Evergreen as I really wanted something that smelled like Christmas trees.  I have not been disappointed.  This candle smells up the entire room and I absolutely love it!

3- Thanksgiving!  Since Thanksgiving is next Thursday, which is before Friday it can go on the list.  It is definitely time to knock out the Christmas shopping!

4- Christmas Shopping.  How are y’all doing on it?  The girls on my list are so much easier to buy for than the guys.  I basically have them almost done!  Does anyone have ideas for men?

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5- BAGGU 13″ Bag.  This is my new bag for my Macbook Pro.  I love it.  I haven’t used it yet but got it for when I travel to Tennessee for Christmas.  I am excited about using it though!

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11-17-2014

Handmade Tuesdays [11.18.14]

Welcome to Handmade Tuesdays!  Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving?  This time of the year just flies by!  I wish it would slow down a little :)

As always, no rules but I’d love for you to follow (over there —–>) and to visit and comment on other’s posts. Thanks so much for linking up!



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11-17-2014

Have you heard of Influenster?

Have you? If not, let me tell you about it! Influenster links up to all my social media accounts and is a community where people can share product reviews (I think they have everything on here that you can review, not even kidding!), have contests, discounts, twitter parties and my absolute favorite is earn Voxboxes.  You use your social media to share your favorite things, which you probably already do anyway!

Voxboxes come in the mail and I have received a few of them.  It is like Christmas because, depending upon what the Voxbox is, you receive fun products to review around a certain theme! Or it can be tied to a specific brand like Crest White Strips.  The last one I received was Go Vox Box.

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Look at all this stuff!  I think the Aqua Spa was gone in a week.  I loved it!  When you get the Voxboxes you are encouraged to post them on social media and share what you thought about the products you received.  I normally go on their websites and review the products individually as well.

You will randomly receive survey invites and then you may or may not get a Voxbox.  But if you don’t there is still lots of fun stuff to do on the Influenster website.

You want to make sure to connect all your social media accounts.  By doing that you will gain more influence and may quality for more perks and rewards.  Then you want to unlock Expert & Lifestyle badges.  This will help them see what you are interested and hopefully they will send you surveys for voxboxes that they think you will like!

In addition you can always check out the Voxperks which are like coupons for things you may be interested in.  Currently I have about 6 in there.  You can also always answer Snaps & submit reviews.  Snaps are questions they ask you to learn more about you and your lifestyle.  It helps them to find boxes you may like.

If you would like to join Influenster let me know and I can send you an invite.  You can also check out the Influenster Facebook Page and Twitter where they have Voxbox parties.

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11-14-2014

Yay for Fridays! Christmas Traditions

So today I decided I am going to give you my favorite Christmas traditions that we do/did when we were children.  Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year and my parents always made it really special and I have so many fond memories of when we were little.

 

1- New Pajamas on Christmas Eve.  I know a lot of people do/did this and it is still my favorite.  My mom still does it and I look forward to whatever pair of new pajamas I am going to get.  We have so many home videos from when we were little dancing around in our new pajamas to Christmas music.  It never got old.  I should bring the dance parties back.

2- Picture on the Stairs.  I don’t think we were the only ones who did this but every year before we could go downstairs on Christmas we had to sit and get our picture taken.  I love these because they are probably the worst pictures because we just got out of bed, but they have our new pajamas, our smiles and our excitement.  My mom has most of them framed in Christmas frames for the season.

3- Gingerbread House Making.  We made them randomly when we were younger but this is actually something my sister and I have started doing in more recent years.  We basically have a contest to see who can make the best gingerbread house.  I’d say I win pretty much every year.

4- Opening presents one at a time.  My parents always had a rule that we had to take turns.  Each person opens a present and while it may seem like it is putting the spotlight on one person it makes it more enjoyable and no one is rushing.  I would always do my stocking last as my mom finds the coolest things for stockings!

5- Advent Calendar.  When we were little we would take turns who got to put the next piece up on the Advent calendar.  I think my sister and I still fight over who gets to do it when we are at home.


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