July 31, 2012

I Open My Fridge And I Reach For ...

So this may not actually surprise you, but my favorite fridge foods happen to be drinks. Did you see the name of my blog? Picture this. It is 8 PM and you are watching your favorite program on TV. In my case, it probably includes some housewives. Anyway, you get a bit hungry (or thirsty) and you open your fridge. What do you reach for?


I open my fridge and I reach for an enhanced water. We drink these so much that they have exclusive space on the shelf in our fridge. You can find them at eye level. They are so good and they quench my thirst better than just water alone. Don't forget to get a snack from the pantry. My choice is usually popcorn.


When I open my fridge in the morning, I will typically reach for one of my favorite sodas. I don't drink coffee. Instead I have one of my favorite sodas to start the day. It is how I get my daily caffeine! I either reach for one of these or I make myself some iced tea. Although I don't always put a little umbrella in my favorite fridge foods drinks, I love keeping them easily within reach when I open my fridge. What do you reach for when you open your fridge?

LG is having a hilarious food fight happening on their Facebook page. You can participate and vote for your favorite go-to-fridge-food. There are four foods competing in LG's Food Fight (Yogurt, Juicebox, Mustard and Diet Soda). My favorite is Diet Soda. Her bio says she is made from "Fake stuff" and is best served with "Day-old pizza". The rest of the bios are really cute too. Can you guess which one is from "Cali Yo!"? In my scenario, Diet Soda beat Yogurt in a match up where she spelled the word "bee" as in spelling bee. Very clever that one.

I can't blame Diet Soda for wanting to get the exclusive space in LG's new super-capacity three door french door refrigerator with the door-in-door feature. She says that it would prove she is more than just a pretty face. She also has a perfect body. Good luck Diet Soda!


For those quick trips to the fridge, the Door-in-Door is a magnetically sealed section of the refrigerator that allows you to access the door bin without opening the entire refrigerator. Due to the Door-In-Door feature, less cool air escapes when the easy access compartment is opened, keeping cold air in the rest of the fridge, where it matters most. Whether it's a refreshing drink, condiments or a healthy snack, the Door-in-Door is the ideal space for quick access to your family's go-to foods such as canned or bottled drinks, salad dressings and condiments. Learn More Here



Disclosure: Compensation was provided by LG via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of LG. See my disclosure

July 27, 2012

DSLR Camera Bags from Borsa Bella :: Review and Giveaway




Remember my review of the iPad Travel Bag from Borsa Bella? I am so excited to be working with Borsa Bella again. This time with a brand new product. Introducing DSLR Camera Bags! As an owner of a DSLR, it is so hard to find a bag that is cute and functional. These camera bags offer both. They are awesome.


Let's talk about features. The decorative flaps are interchangeable and adjustable. They are attached with strong Velcro. That means when it’s time to change things up you simply just need to purchase a new flap NOT a new bag. This feature is also great if you want to use the bag as an insert … just remove the flap and place it inside another bag. Borsa Bella offers so many cute flaps so you can change the flap out for a fraction of the price.


Next, DSLRs are not cheap. So we need to protect them. This stylish camera bag is also VERY protective of your expensive camera and gear. There is High Density foam padding on all the sides, top and bottom to help protect from bumps and scratches. The foam on the bottom is not an insert so it won’t move around and it’s made with ½” High Compression Foam which is common in high end professional camera bags. The 2 foam padded inserts/walls also have Velcro so you can adjust the size of your lens pockets. I feel very safe carrying my precious camera (baby) in this bag.


Even more important features include pockets. I need pockets! There is one large inside pocket AND one large outside zipper pocket. These are perfect for lens wipes, filters and more. Don’t forget about the side release buckle inside for added security and stability. No one likes their expensive gear sloshing around inside their bag.


Finally, this bag is gorgeous! You can choose your pattern for the flap. The bottoms come in either black or grey. The pattern I chose is called Picture Perfect. I love it. I have already had so many compliments on it. Need even more reasons to get a Photo Bella Bag?
  • 360 degrees of foam padding (including the flap, walls and bottom)
  • Interchangeable flaps (no need to buy a new bag)
  • 9” wide at bottom 11” wide at top and 9” tall
  • Shoulder Pad for comfort and grip 
  • Nylon strap adjusts up to 50” long
  • 1 large inside pocket 7.75” x 7.75”
  • 1 large outside zipper pocket (located on the back) 6.5” x 5.5”
  • ½ inch High Compression Foam on the bottom of the bag (NOT an INSERT)
  • Adjustable Velcro and Padded Insert/Walls
  • Inside adjustable side release buckle for security and stability
  • Waterproof fabric (except for flap but the foam inside of the flap naturally is waterproof)
  • All stress points are double and triple stitched
  • Made in the USA 
So who would like their own Digital SLR Camera Bag?! Borsa Bella is giving one of my lucky readers a chance to win one! 

Brew Over Ice Makes Enjoying Iced Tea Easy


I love my Keurig and I love iced tea. Brew Over Ice makes it very easy to enjoy my favorite beverage. My personal favorite is the Celestial Seasonings® Perfect Iced Tea variety Southern Sweet Tea. It is the closest I can come to restaurant style iced tea. Talk about easy to prepare too!


How to Brew Over Ice:
  1. To start, fill the handy Brew Over Ice Tumbler you received (or any 16 oz. cup) to the top with ice. Do not use glass.
  2. Grab a Brew Over Ice K-Cup® pack, lift your brewer's handle and place it inside.
  3. Remove the drip tray before placing your tumbler under the brewer.
  4. Select the stronger 6 oz. or medium 8 oz. setting, depending on how you like your brew.
  5. Drink the iced coffee as-is or add cream and sweetener as desired. The iced tea is already sweetened, so you should be all set.
  6. Stir and enjoy!

The Southern Sweet Iced Tea is so delicious! But if that is not your thing Brew Over Ice also available in these nine expertly blended iced coffee and iced tea flavors:
  • Green Mountain Coffee® varieties include Nantucket Blend®, French Vanilla, and Hazelnut
  • Celestial Seasonings® Perfect Iced Tea varieties include Southern Sweet, Sweet Raspberry, Sweet Lemon, Sweet Peach, Half and Half, and Unsweetened Black. Personalize the iced coffees any way you want, and enjoy the already-sweetened iced teas on their own

Where can you purchase Brew Over Ice? It is sold online at Keurig.com and GreenMountainCoffee.com and in select mass, grocery, and specialty retail stores, such as Target, Wal-Mart, Kroger, and Bed Bath & Beyond.


If you have a Keurig try Brew Over Ice! It is the perfect choice for a refreshing summer drink! Make sure you don't miss some crazy K-Cup® packs giveaways. Just "Like" Brew Over Ice on Facebook at facebook.com/BrewOverIce so you don't miss a thing.



Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and uninfluenced by anyone else. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. See my full disclosure. I received a product sample, coupon, collateral or other special premium from BzzAgent.

Jamie Bentley :: Luxury Jewelry For Less :: Review


If you are looking for really cute jewelry that is affordable, you should check out www.JamieBentley.com. Jamie Bentley Jewelry is a family-owned Canadian company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This jewelry store bridges the gap between department store jewelry and luxury brands. You will find rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings that make a statement any time of day. Everything is very affordable too.


I just love my Lindsay Necklace from Jamie Bentley! This classy and contemporary charm necklace with various sizes of grey, white and black gems in an assortment of shapes. It's an interesting clump of gems that hang together. I love the mix of sparkle and color that it provides. It goes with anything and it is a great length! 


The size of this necklace makes it perfect for a maxi dress, t-shirt or even a more dressy outfit. It really does go with anything. There is a big hoop holding everything together with lots of small circles on the loop. This necklace has character and I love it! I am also very impressed with the quality. I feel like this piece of jewelry will last me a long time. Everything is secure and the pieces are very solid. Finally, it is not too heavy! Even with all of the bling, it is still not heavy around your neck! I am very pleased!

Find more cute necklaces like this at http://www.jamiebentley.com/c-14-fashion-necklaces.aspx. You can also find really cute rings, earrings, bracelets and more! Happy Shopping!




Disclosure:  I did not receive any financial compensation for this post.   All opinions are my own and uninfluenced by anyone else.  I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency.  See my full disclosure.

Hey Mountain Dew Fans! Join the #DewCrew Today!


Are you a MOUNTAIN DEW® Fan? Then it is time for you to Join the DEW® CREW! This is a group of #88 Diet DEW® Chevy driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans on Facebook who help call the shots for the #88 team and have access to awesome Dale Jr. and #88 team content. This interactive Facebook app connects you with the team and beverage that you love! Why not join now and take advantage of trivia, videos games and more! Get started with the link above and get your DEW® on!



Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mountain Dew. All opinions are my own and uninfluenced by anyone else. See my full disclosure.

July 26, 2012

Organize It! :: 10 Bright Ideas


Oh to have a home that is completely organized! I feel so much better when my spaces are organized. I swear it clears my head and makes me a better person. Secret, I am kind of like Monica on Friends with my label maker. Just sayin. Anyway here are 10 very clever organizing ideas I found around the web!

several ideas on how to organize printed photos via iheart organizing

several ideas on how to organize digital photos via iheart organizing

kitchen cabinet organization via kevin and amanda

magazine rack for pantry storage via pb&j stories

wall organization via poppytalk

the most organized menu board I have seen via robbygurl's creations

once a lotion bottle ... now a phone charger holder via make it and love it

store ribbon spools in a soda straw dispenser via shelterness

store sheets inside their own pillowcases via martha stewart

family kitchen command center via lovely crafty home

There you have it! 10 bright organizing tips to make your life easier! Which is your favorite? Have a great organizing tip? Leave me a comment and let me know about it!

Happy Organizing Everyone!

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Bloggers :: Sign Up For The Beezer Playhouse Event


Are you a blogger? Here’s a great chance to sign-up for another free summer giveaway! Sign-ups are now open for the Beezer Playhouses Giveaway that starts on August 8th. Bloggers will receive a free Facebook entry in exchange for hosting + promoting the giveaway. You can also add a Twitter entry or even host a follow page for extra pageviews.

I am not the host of this giveaway. See the sign-up sheet for full details. You can find all of the details you need here: Click here to get started!

50% Off Very {CUTE} Business Cards :: TODAY Only!


These are not your normal, boring business cards! Tiny Prints has some very cute designs to choose from. All of their business cards are 50% off TODAY ONLY! Remember, you can use these as Mom Cards too! 


Like I said, keep in mind that "business cards" don't just mean "cards for business people." What about getting cards for your kids?! CEO of (Insert Kid's Name). How cute would that be?


Bloggers you need business cards too! Click HERE to head to Tiny Prints and check out their cute selection. The 50% sale ends on July 27 at 11 am EST. 

July 25, 2012

Bloggers :: Sign Up For The Dinner's On Me Event


Hey Bloggers! I have another fun event for you to sign up for. I am not the host of this event. Just use the links that follow if you want to sign up for the August 2012 Event! This event is Hosted by ATD Surviving Mommy Hood. Event will run from August 5th - August 30th 2012 Event will be open to US residents.

What is It? :: Dinner's on Me! $300 worth of Restaurant Gift Cards Giveaway

The Prize(s) ::
  • 1 Grand Prize Winner will get: $150 worth of Gift Cards :: (1) Olive Garden $30 GC, (1) Chili's$30 GC, (1) Pf Changs $30GC, (1) Red Robin $30 GC, (1) AppleBee's $30 GC
  • 10 additional Winners will get :: (1) $15 Subway Gift Card
How Do I Get Links? 
  • FREE link: In order to get a free facebook or twitter link. You must promote the"Dinner's on Me! event" through a blog post. The html to do this quick and easy can be found here.
  • If you choose NOT to post about this event you may pay $2 for the 1st link. 
  • Additional links up to 3 fb, twitter, pinterest, email subscription {Not Allowed: affiliate links, vote links, google +} $3 for each additional link
Sponsor A Page
  • Have an entry page linked to your blog. You will have a fb, twitter or pinterest page. The Rafflecopter will link to your blog page. $7 for each page you sponsor 
Co-Host Spot
  • There are 2 spots available to co-host. As a co-host you will get your blog name and link on each participating blog. $10 for the co-host spot 
Sign Up For this Event HERE

July 24, 2012

Sephora Has DOUBLE Cash Back PLUS Free Samples!


If you need to add some products to your beauty bag for summer, now is the time to do it! Get sunscreen, bronzer, nail polish or whatever you need from Sephora right now and also get 8% cash back when you shop through Ebates! That is DOUBLE the usual 4%.

Here is how it works.
  1. Before you shop online, go to Ebates first. 
  2. Click to the store you want to purchase from through Ebates. In this case, Sephora. 
  3. After you make your purchase, Ebates adds a percentage of your sale to you in the form of a rebate! 
It is so easy. All you need to do is sign up and you will see how easy it is!

Don't forget that Sephora ALWAYS has FREE sample offers. Here are some happening right now.
  • Free Lancome Hypnose Instant Drama Mascara Deluxe Sample with $25+ order. (code: DRAMA)
  • Free Boscia Bright White Mask Deluxe Sample with $25+ order. (code: BRIGHTMASK)
  • Free Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo Deluxe Sample with $25 order.  (code: CAVIAR)
There are even more listed on Ebates when you click on Sephora. Happy Shopping!


Best Pals :: Mini Rag Doll Set and Lullaby CD :: Review and Giveaway




The Lennon Sisters have been performing live concerts in Branson, Missouri for the last 12 years, and sharing their special childhood memories and melodies on stage. They created Best Pals wholesome toys and music that evoke memories and bring us back to a simpler time. 


"We have always called each other "BEST PALS". We grew up holding hands and taking special care of one another. It has always been our dream to record our favorite childhood songs and to recreate our homemade rag dolls, so lovingly made for us by our Mom and Nana. We want other young children to know the joy of holding soft little dolls in their arms, listening to sweet music, and sharing special moments with their BEST PALS; because after all our years of working and playing together, we are still BEST PALS....sharing family traditions!" ~ Kathy and Janet Lennon 


The first item I was sent to review was this cute Mini Best Pals set. The perfect size for traveling, these tiny replicas of the Original Kathy and Janet Dolls stand 5” tall and come with their very own carrying case. They match the 16” original dolls down to the vintage fabric pattern. The carrying case is made of a sturdy cardboard and has the style of an old-fashioned valise. The set is just perfect for little girls on the go! They are very well made and it is a very cute set. I am sure that any little girl would just love to play with these mini best pals!


I was also sent the All Aboard For Blanket Bay CD. This delightful lullaby CD features the incomparable harmonies of two of The Lennon Sisters, Kathy and Janet. They are singing eleven classic children’s songs like "All the Pretty Little Ponies" and "Inchworm". The sisters have wonderful voices and this is a warm and tender collection of songs.

You can find all kinds of wonderful toys at Best Pals like traditional soft rag dolls, clothes, paperdolls, playsets and so much more! These wholesome toys were all created for children to inspire imagination, pretend play and being a trusted pal.

Best Pals has offered my readers a very special giveaway! There will be SIX WINNERS total! Keep on reading to find out how you can win!

{CUTE Alert} Get a Personalized Photo Shopping Tote for just $1! FREE Prints Offer Too!



HURRY! This super cute personalized grocery tote can be yours for just $1! It makes a GREAT gift too. PLUS if you are new to York Photo, you can also get yourself 40 FREE Prints while you are there. 

Just use the code YORKTOTEAD :: both of these great offers expire July 30. Click HERE to take advantage of one or both of these offers!




You can still get the $1 tote even if you are not a new York Photo customer. The 40 Free Prints are for new customers only. Expires July 30. Shipping for Tote is $3.99. 


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