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Finally Friday

This week's Statements:

1. Pasta is my favorite thing to cook.

2. I don’t know if I could still do it, but when I was a kid,
I was really good at jumping rope and hula hooping.

3. The best thing about last week was I saw one of my favorite bands in concert!

4. The worst thing about where I live is there is not much culture.
Everyone kind of looks the same and dresses the same.
Wish we had more theater, museums, different artsy things to do.

Hook up with this meme over at Feeling Beachie

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Fill In The Blank Friday

1.   I am looking forward to  summer. I can't wait for warm weather and lounging by the pool.

2.  Something kind of embarrassing that I still love anyway is  going to Disney. I feel like a little girl and get all giddy with joy when I am at Disney World.

3.  My favorite car is  a Volkswagen Jetta. It drove like a dream. I had one before my current SUV (which I also love).

4.  If I could pick one type of weather to live with for the rest of my life it would be  probably the weather in southern California. Very little rain and lots of warm sunshine.

5.  My favorite thing to do after a bad/stressful day is  relax in front of the TV or go out and get a drink with my husband.

6.  This weekend  my husband is actually off! I think we might hit the comedy club!

7.  If I were a color, I'd be   kelly green    because,   it is a happy color. I would say pink but that would be too perky and that is not me. Kelly green is calm yet happy. Right? Who knows. I just love that color. According to Google, green is favored by well balanced people. It is also the most restful color to the human eye.

The Royal Wedding Schedule

Anyone else counting down the hours till the Royal Wedding? The Time News Feed has a nice schedule of when things will be happening in US time zones. You're welcome.

I can't wait to watch. All of the traditions surrounding the wedding are so interesting. Oh and not to mention can't wait to see all the glitz and glamour!

Today's Daily Deals on Heartsy

Pay only $12 and get $30 to spend at Just Jaynes

Pay only $16 and get $40 to spend at Gallery 32

Pay only $20 and get $50 to spend at Jessica Alpern Cuts Paper

All of these deals and more can be found {here}.

I just *love* Heartsy!
What is Heartsy? Go {here} for more info.

wee bit wednesday v43.

{one} have you ever been stuck in an elevator?
Thank goodness no! That would be very bad for me as I do not like confined spaces.

{two} have you ever ridden on an elephant?
No but I rode a giant turtle when I was a kid.

{three} have you ever met a well known celebrity?
I went to a movie premiere in LA where I SAW lots of celebs but didn't meet anyone.

{four} do you have any food allergies?

{five} do you know how to sew?
My mom is an excellent sewer and always wanted to teach me but I never learned.

{six} did you get an allowance when you were young?
Yes I think it was $5 a week. I would save it up so I could buy 3 cassingles for $10. Remember those?

{seven} how often do you fill up your gas tank?
Once every two or three weeks. Being laid off you don't drive much!

{eight} have you ever been stung by a jelly fish?
I think I stepped on one at the beach when I was little.

{nine} have you ever been robbed?
No and I am putting it in the universe that I will never be!

{ten} what is the worst haircut you’ve ever had?
I was about 12 and it was in a short bob with bangs and I looked like a boy.
I just don't look good with short hair. It has been long ever since.

The Best Daily Deals For Today

GroopDealz has this Wedding Day Subway Art Vinyl for only $10
Need an easy and super cute DIY gift for a summer wedding?

Think Mother's Day!!

Hoo Are You & Wednesday Hops

Here are this week's questions!

1. Do you plant a garden or flowers, or neither?
Flowers. I have daffodils and tulips coming up now!

2. Does it bother you to have your blinds or curtains 
open after dark so people can see in your house?
I close them at dusk.

3. Do you like to go camping?
No. I am a hotel gal. I like to enjoy a campfire but then go to my hotel.

4. Do you have a laptop or a desktop computer?
I have a desktop.

5. What time during the day do you have your most energy?
I am a night owl for sure. It is 1:00 am right now and I am wide awake.

Here are some more hops:

The Zoya Nail Polish Exchange

This offer ends 4/27 at 11:59 pm EST so you need to hurry!

Exchange your old unwanted nail polish for new Zoya nail polish
for just $4 a bottle shipped!

From the Zoya Website:


Out with the old - in with the new! In honor of Earth Day from April 20, 2011 - April 27, 2011(11:59PM EST) Zoya Nail Polish will exchange* your old, out-of-style, unwanted nail color and replenish your nail polish supply with fresh Zoya fashion colors. All you pay is $4.00 per bottle for shipping and processing. Choose from over 300 formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) free, long-lasting, award winning, healthy colors to replace your old color! Zoya will properly dispose of your old polish.

Here's all you need to do!

  1. Go to and pick out the polishes you would like and add them to your cart. You must select at least 6 bottles  and no more than 24 bottles of polish (Salons accounts minimum 12 maximum 48 bottles.)
  2. Apply the code:  EARTHZOYA
  3. Your order value will be adjusted to reflect the promotion
  4. SUBMIT your order!
Then Zoya will ship out your NEW polish! YEA!

Once you get your order (Here is where the exchanging* happens)

Ship back the equivalent number of bottles to the ones you received to the return address below.
(ie. If  you got 6 bottles of Zoya – you would send us 6 NON-ZOYA polishes)
Include a copy of your order receipt and ship to the following address
(please check with you carrier on the proper way to ship nail polish)

Moolala - A New Daily Deals Site!

If you read my blog regularly, you know I love daily deals sites.

There is a new one in town called Moolala.

Not only does Moolala offer great daily deals but they also offer a pay matrix.
This basically means a potential to *earn* money!

Read all about it {here}.

Today's deal is $19 for 10-15 lbs of Organic Produce worth $70.

If this deal is not for you, sign up to get deal alerts anyway so you don't miss out!

Amazing Deal For The Body Shop

If you are crazy about The Body Shop like I am you will want to take part in this deal!

You get to buy $40-$45 in items at The Body Shop and you only spend $20!
(If you use the deal before May 30 it is worth $45 and after that it is $40.)

So you spend $20 and get a Groupon worth $40-45!

What a great deal! This is only valid for in store use and can't be used online.

My personal The Body Shop favorites are:

Coconut Body Butter
I use this mostly on my hands. It is not too sticky and smells lovely.

Sweet Lemon Body Scrub
This stuff is *amazing* to use with manicures and pedicures.

Love Etc. Fragrance
Notes of Jasmine, Vanilla & Sandalwood.

Click {here} to get this deal!

The Versatile Blogger Award!

This weekend I received two lovely surprises!

I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award
by Kortney from Kortney's Crazy Life and
by Valery from This-N-That Boutique!

Please go check out their blogs!

Thank you so much ladies! I am so honored!

OK, here are the rules of the award:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you. 
2. Share seven facts about yourself. 
3. Pass the award along to 7 new-found blogging buddies! 
4. Contact those buddies to congratulate them.

7 Facts About Me

1. If Shrimp Scampi is on the menu when I am dining out, that is probably what I will order. My favorite is from Carabba's.

2. My favorite vacation is a cruise. I like it because it is worry free with tons of free and fun options! Plus I love me a tropical vacation! My dream cruise is a Mediterranean cruise that would go to Santorini, Greece.

3. I am addicted to my camera. I love taking photos. My hubby got me a Nikon D50 Digital SLR when I got my Master's! I take it almost everywhere.

4. I love romantic comedies. I hate horror movies. Actions flicks are okay sometimes if they aren't too violent - too much violence annoys me.

5. I drink one Dr. Pepper almost every day. It wakes me up! I could drink Iced Tea by the gallon I love it so much! I don't like coffee.

6. Last year I started to trace my family history using the library and I got pretty far. I felt like a detective. I have so much more to discover!

7. I love to go to musicals. My favorites are RENT, Mamma Mia and Wicked.    

And Now…
Here are the 7 Lucky Winners

Check Out These Giveaways

At Mom-A-Logues you can enter to win a Build A Dream Playhouse (ends 4/30)

Head to In Random where you can win a Mother's Day Package from:
Diamond Candles, Diapers & Denim,
(ends 4/30)

One Furgall Lady
Head to One Frugal Lady to win a Pongo Baby Gift Card (ends 4/30)

The Twinners is giving away a Canon PowerShot Camera (ends 4/30) 

Head to Mommy Katie for a chance to win a Build a Dream Playhouse (ends 4/30)

{I am not the host of these giveaways. Use the links above to enter.}

Home Is Whenever I'm With You

I got a nice surprise today!
I won a giveaway over at My Little Artichoke (how cute is that for a blog name).

Anyway I won my choice of a lovely print from Capow!

I chose this one:

Too cute right?

I love the song
"Home" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
so this is perfect!

Don't know the song? Check it out!

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros "Home" from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.

Follow Friday

1. If not for my significant other, I’d never ever have anything to do with sports.
I do not care about watching sports.
I am too clumsy and uncoordinated to play sports.
My hubby lives and breathes sports.
Opposites attract!

2. On more than one occasion, I have danced in a car. 
If the right song and the right mood hits, what's a girl to do?!

3. The worst meal I ever made was every meal.
Every single thing I cook is a disaster.
Just ask my poor hubby.

4. My guilty t.v. pleasure is reality TV.
I am obsessed with it!
I love The Real Housewives of {enter any city here},
any Bravo show really,
but my favorite comes on in summer - Big Brother! :D

Want to participate? Head to Feeling Beachie!
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A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design Friday Blog Hop

Smart and Trendy Moms

Today's Deals on Hearsty

Heartsy - Daily deals on fabulous handmade items, at least 50% off.

Heartsy is really catching on. In case you missed it, Heartsy is a daily deals site for Etsy! It works much like Groupon or GroopDealz where you get a very discounted offer each day. Some of the Heartsy deals sell out in five minutes. I suggest at least signing up for emails so you don't miss out. 

*** You get a $10 credit off your first purchase just for signing up!! ***

Still available today is $19 for $45 in product at either
Iswas + Willbe or My Olivia Jewelry.