Monday, September 1, 2014

Help With A New Hobby?

For some random reason, my teenage son has taken on a new hobby. Which shocks me, because he doesn't focus on much other than running and exercise. (not that that's a bad thing - sure beats boozin').

Logan has a newfound passion for collecting Harley poker chips. They're individual chips that can be found at the front desk of any Harley store. Each chip has a representation of the store they came from. They never cost more than $1 or $2 so it's a financially feasible hobby (and the cheapest thing you'll ever find at a Harley store - Have you seen the price of their stuff!). His dad's friend even built him a holder to put them in.

It is Logan's goal to collect enough poker chips to fill his custom-built frame. Right now he's at 11, with 14 more to go.

If anyone has any extra Harley poker chips laying around and would be willing to part with them, I'd be forever indebted. I'd pay back with a token gift of appreciation in exchange, or even cash if it's preferred.

So whaddya say, wanna help a kid out?!

Join the Belli Birthday Bash for Prizes and Savings

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It may be Belli's birthday, but the gifts are for you! Belli's birthday bash will be taking place starting September 8th and ending September 23rd. Belli Skincare is proud to partner with like-minded mom and baby brands to celebrate their birthday and the full pregnancy to motherhood experience with a sitewide sale and online giveaways. Visit the Belli website to enjoy 30% savings sitewide on Belli Skincare products with promo code (BDAYBASH30).

Enter daily to win exciting sponsored product giveaways from prestige mom and baby brands. Participating brands include Healthy Mama, Pretty Pushers, Guava Family, Birds & Bees Teas, Angelcare, Swaddle Designs and Sticky Bellies. Each day a different prize and/or gift certificate will be featured from a variety of brands. On the final two days of the event (September 22nd and 23rd), there will be registration for a Grand Prize Package which features prizes from all of the Belli Birthday Bash event sponsors. One lucky winner will take home the Grand Prize package valued at over $1,200 in mom and baby products.

Happy Labor Day!

Whether you'll be working or enjoying the day off, I want to wish you a Happy Labor Day!

What are your plans for the holiday?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pomchies - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

Pomchies, a certified Women Owned Business, are being sold at major retailers all over the United States including Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and more. I hadn't heard of Pomchies until recently when given the opportunity to do a review. I'm glad I know about them now!

Pomchies is a fun and bright accessory company that makes their merchandise with swimming suit fabric. Who knew!

The Pomchies line includes Pom-ID's, Pom-shoes, Pom-Keys, Spirit Band-it headbands, Team-Twist braided bracelets, and Pom-Braid and Double Pom-Braid braided headbands. There are endless ideas on ways to use the Pomchie products, and color combinations to meet every request. Best of all, Pomchies are fully washable.

Juliann and Emma have been wearing the Pomchies hair accessories often. They dig the bright colors and stylish looks. The Pomchies fit like ponytail holders, only they have strips of fabric to create a fun and playful look. The PomBraid Headbands are braided and fit snug around the head. The Wide PomBraid Headbands are a little wider than the regular headbands and the fabric is woven together. They also fit nicely and stay on well.

Since I am a referee for roller derby, I took the Pom Lanyard and have been using it. It has a key ring at the end and I attached my whistle to it. Being that I get sweaty and full of funk during bouts, I like that I can wash the Pom Lanyard to remove any ick. Because of the fabric it's made with, I've noticed that my lanyard doesn't sit evenly around my neck. It doesn't make it any less cute or functional.

I feel the Pomchies brand is geared more towards tween and teen girls, but there is some merchandise from the company that would be suitable for anyone at any age. I had no idea so much could be created from swimming suit fabric! Pretty innovative idea, if I do say so myself.

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Wordful Wednesday - Creative Talking

Notice the dog staring at me like I'm some sort of freak!

The other day I was trying to play the good wife and bake some cookies. There I was, minding my own business, using my hands to form cookie balls. No sooner than I got my hands full of dough, I received a phone call from my daughter.

Rather than miss the call by taking time to wash my hands, I took the short route and laid my head on the phone while it was set atop the washer. It was hands-free talkin', baby! And pretty ingenious, if I do say so myself.

My hubby thought it was an opportune time to take a pic of me at an inopportune moment. Whatevs! I got my talkin' done and was able to carry on with the cookies afterwards.

Celebrating with Big Dot of Happiness - Review

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I love planning and decorating for parties, but I'm no Pinterest pro. Whether it is a kids’ birthday party, family gathering, wedding celebration, or even a puppy shower (yup!), using Big Dot of Happiness ( is the easiest way to come off looking like a true pro, minus the stress. Big Dot offers variety of high-quality unique and customizable party themes and makes it simple to throw a decked-out event that’s sure to impress. Their Expert Expert Design Team is able to change the designs of products by making font and color adjustments to the artwork, for free!

I was able to review products from the Skullitude™ - Boy Skull - Birthday Party Theme from Big Dot of Happiness. Adam just recently turned 15 years old and he's interested in skulls, whether it be decor or apparel. I knew the skull theme would be perfect for him.

We did not host a huge birthday party for Adam but did have a handful of friends over in a hotel when we were in Iowa for a drag race. I surprised him by putting out the brown, white, and blue skull themed items in the hotel room while he was out. To say he loved the theme is an understatement. It was perfect for a teenage boy!

Most of the items in the kit were customized with Adam's name. The Personalized Birthday Party Cupcake Pick and Sticker Kit - 12 ct required very little assembly. It just required adding the stickers to the front and back of each pick. They provided a wonderful touch to the cupcakes and zucchini bread. The Skullitude™ - Boy Skull - Birthday Party Cupcake Wrappers added flair to the cupcakes. All I had to do was wrap one around each cupcake liner.

I used the Skullitude™ - Boy Skull - Personalized Birthday Party Mini Favor Boxes and put little gifts in each one. Adams went around the room finding the favor boxes and getting his gifts out of them. Afterwards, each guest was given a favor box to keep. The favor boxes arrived in flat form and had to be assembled by popping them open and putting together the bottom perforations.

Big Dot of Happiness made my boy happy on his birthday, and I was pleased with the party supplies. The company offers darling and unique themed items for any occasion that you won't find anywhere else.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Royal Revolution by Katy Perry - Fragrance Review

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I don't get caught up in celebrity hoopla or buy certain products just because they have celebrity endorsements on them. With that said, I will buy merchandise that have celebrity backing if I think I'll like the products themselves.

Katy Perry is a celebrity I admire for her vocals and unique style. I think she does a superb job in her line of work. Katy has three fragrances in her perfume line, with the newest being Royal Revolution. This new regal scent is a mix of luscious notes fit for the rebellious and royal woman.

Royal Revolution ($49, 1.7 oz.) is a floral fragrance with top notes of pink freesia and red pomegranate. Middle notes are sandalwood balanced with orange flower and jasmine petals. Bottom notes are created with mystical blackthorn and soft vanilla orchid. I'll admit I don't know exactly what some of those additives are but the overall fragrance is appealing to the senses.

The fragrance comes in a jewel shaped bottle with an ornamental silver cap, giving it a look of regal semblance. It is very similar to the bottle design of Katy Perry's other fragrance, Killer Queen. The boxed packaging the perfume comes in is blue with silver scrollwork. This lavish perfume would be great for those who are fans of Katy Perry or those who just like the stimulating scent of a fine perfume.