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Saturday
Jul182015

Oahu

Saturday
Jul042015

Message Me A Song...

One of my husband and I's favorite thing to do while we were dating was to just listen to music together while driving around.  We didn't really have a place we were driving to, sometimes we would just drive around in circles and listen to the radio.  We grew up and met on Oahu when I was 15, you couldn't really drive anywhere,, but around.  He loves the Delilah radio show, even to this day.  After moving to Vegas, we loved going on road trips to Southern California. 5 hours of our favorite songs playing, was the greatest thing!  Sometimes I pretended to be asleep just to hear him sing along to his favorite sappy 80s love songs. Of course it was hard to hide my laughter, so pretending to sleep never lasted long.

Things changed.  We got married.  We had two kids. His work schedule is all over the place.  So whenever he has a few minutes at work he'll YouTube a song and send it to me.  And I do the same.  It drives me nuts when he sends me an annoying songs (usually an EDC kinda song) that he can't get out of his head.  He thinks we should be annoyed together.  In return I send him songs from the soundtracks of old 80s and 90s movies.  It makes him crazy when he can't remember what movie the song came from.  Isn't that what marriage is about; annoying your spouse or driving them crazy...

We had a court wedding.  Nothing planned.  We got our wedding license a few months into my first pregnancy.  We waited.  His family never wanted us together.  My family wanted us to get married because I was pregnant.  One Sunday morning we woke up, didn't know what to do that day, so we got married.  Our first dance as husband and wife happened possibly weeks later, in the shower, to a song on a mixed cd I had "borrowed" months before moving to Vegas.  I'm not a big follower of the Asian music scene, I didn't know the title of the song or who sang it. But you can find anything on YouTube...

Here it is:

Saturday
Jul042015

Happy 4th of July

Saturday
Jul042015

Frankie's Song

Friday
Jun192015

Review: Junior Explorers Great Barrier Reef Mission

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links**


Junior Explorers is a great learning activity to do with kids year round, especially during the summer months.  It's generally geared toward ages 5-12, however, my 4 year old son loved it too!

 

Included in the Junior Explorers kit is:

A letter from Kia and Kyle

Wristband

Pin

Little animal figurines

Temporary tattoos

Stickers

Postcards

Animal Cards

Fact Sheet

Acitivity

Onine Misson

Being that my son is 4 and my daughter is 8, they both learn and enjoy different ways of learning.  My son loved the listening to my husband read the different cards and loved role playing with the figurines.  My daughter loved reading the fact sheet on her own, completing the activity book, and then writing to our family about what she learned on the postcards that were included.  Both of my children enjoyed the interactive online part of the mission.  They learned a lot about the Great Barrier Reef and the creatures that call it home. At the end of the online mission your child will receive and Achievement Certificate.

 

 

What I love most about Junior Explorers is that it allows a child to learn in a fun and interactive way, through reading, writing, and online activities and games.

By playing the games online points are earned which turn into real donations for nonprofits that give back to animals and the ecosystems.

Junior Explorers cost $19.00, $49.00 for 3 months, $96.00 for 6 months, $185.00 for 12 months.

Sign up your child to Junior Explorers or give the perfect gift of exploration. Join today!

Send your child on wild adventures with Junior Explorers subscription boxes! Join Now!

 

Wednesday
May202015

Brik

Thursday
Apr162015

Anavita Anti-Wrinkle Cream Review

 


Sponsored Post

What They Say:"Say Goodbye To Wrinkled, Sagging, Dry Skin In Just A Few Short Weeks! You can have more beautiful, smoother skin in just 2 to 4 weeks and see continuing improvement for 12 weeks (sometimes even sooner). You will quickly reduce the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles, firming and replenishing your skin to look noticeably younger, without needing expensive procedures like Botox or dermal fillers."

My Personal Review:The Anavita Anti-Wrinkle Cream is fluffy white and feels very cool to the skin.  It is easy to use, just apply a thin layer after cleansing in the morning and at night.  This cream goes on light and absorbs very quickly.  After using this cream for about 10 days, I have noticed my skin feeling more supple, smooth and noticeably more mositurized.  I'm 33 and I do have wrinkles, and I have noticed a difference in my skin, and my wrinkles are less defined.  This anti-wrinkle miniaturizing cream works like a very expensive cream, but at reasonable price.  It is listed on Amazon for $29.95.

http://www.amazon.com/Moisturizing-ANTI-WRINKLE-CREAM-Your/dp/B00KSJA7HE

 

Tuesday
Apr142015

Find Me In This Featurette

Saturday
Mar212015

7 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner

1. Quality is more important than quantity.  Especially in friendships.  

2. Laugh.  Be open to laugh at yourself.  Don't be so serious.  It's boring.

3. Any situation is changeable.  Good or bad, take what comes, and spin it your way.

4. Don't focus on a mistake, focus on fixing it.

5. Sometimes, rules should be taken as suggestions.  Loopholes exist, use them wisely.

6. People aren't as put together perfectly as they seem.  They just hide their flaws better.

7. Life isn't fair.  However, a happily ever after is obtainable.

Thursday
Mar122015

Top 10 Best Affiliate Programs 2015

1. Aloha

Aloha offers high nutiritional products free of artificial flavors, sweeteners, animal products, fillers, or chemicals

10% commission per sale

$10 per lead

Regular newsletters with updates on promotions, contests, and sales opportunities

Join the ALOHA Affiliate Program 

 

2. Gymboree

Gymboree offers cute and affordable kids clothing.

8% commission per sale

Regular newsletters with updates on promotions, contests, and sales opportunities

Join the Gymboree Affiliate Program Today!

 

3. Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway allows women to rent amazing and expensive dresses at affordable prices.

Commission Rate: 7%

Regular newsletters with updates on promotions, contests and sales opportunities

Welcome gift for joining.

Join the Rent the Runway program today!

 

4. Gazelle

Commission levels starting at 15% for trade-ins and 5% for certified pre-owned purchases

Monthly newsletter with updates on promotions, contests, and sales opportunities.

Join the Gazelle affiliate program

 

5. WP Engine

$200 per sale for all accounts under $200 per month

Expert affiliate managers, landing pages, creative & more!

Sign up for the WP Engine affiliate program and receive a minimum of $200 per referral!

 

6. Warby Parker

Sale Commission: 20%

Lead Commission: $.50 for Home Try Ons

Monthly newsletter with updates on promotion, contests, and sales opportunities

Join the Warby Parker Affiliate Program!

 

7. Lulu's

Lulu's offers hard to resist dresses, shoes, etc... 

7% commission 

Join Now

 

8. Craftsy

Leads: $2 per new Craftsy registration

New Customer Commissions: First Purchase commission is $25 for a class purchase or $12.50 for a product purchase. Cookie: 7 days.

Discounted courses for affiliates to promote

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9. One King's Lane

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I'm going beyond 10, but how could I not  mention Adidas and a few others.

11. Mixbook

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10% commissions 

 

16. CustomInk

Commission Rate: 7% per sale & 5% per sale on licensed products

Weekly newsletters with updates on opportunities, strategies, and best practices for growing your partnership with CustomInk

Lastly, my pick for affiliate marketing network.

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Join shareasale.com, Earn Cash!

Wednesday
Mar112015

Review: Intensive Youth Eye Gel by Radha Beauty

Sponsored Post

Radha Beauty is a natural and eco-friendly line.  I had the opportunity to review Radha Beauty's Intensive Youth Eye Gel.

Taken from their Amazon page:

Our new and innovative mix of the perfect ingredients will give you Dramatically Radiant & Youthful Eyes by:

• Eliminating Dark circles, Puffiness, Dryness and Sagging around the eyes.
• Increasing elasticity and plumps the skin around eyes.
• Providing a youthful texture around the eyes.
• Moisturizing the delicate eye area to prevent premature aging.
• Useful for the entire face. Can be applied all over the face for an enhanced glow and a more radiant looking face. Our Eye Gel Contains Plant Stem Cells For Intensive Anti-Aging Effects!
• Matrixyl 3000: Firms and tightens the skin around the eyes.
• Contains Aloe, Cucumber, Vitamin E, and Rosehip oil to nourish the skin under your eyes with natural ingredients
• Hyaluronic Acid: Deeply moisturizes the skin to reduce skin problems that occur due to age.

Can Be Used As An All-Over Face Treatment For A Brighter More Radiant Complexion

Other Ingredients:
75% Organic Ingredients – Peptide Complex, Natural Plant Stem Cells, Jojoba Oil, Amino Acid Blend, Wildcrafted Periwinkle, Organic Licorice, Wild Crafted Eye Bright, Wild Crafted Reishi, Organic Gotu Kola

It is recommended that the Intensive Youth Eye Gel be used twice a day, morning and night would be the best situation.  This eye gel leaves a soothing cooling feeling.  This gel feels lightweight and has a hint of cucumber scent.  The gel glides on very smoothly and leaves a silky finish.  It absorbs into skin very quickly.  It definitely de-puffs the under eye area.  After using it for 10 days I noticed that the my under eye area was not as dark as it was before.  It seems to have gotten noticeable brighter.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NBAKXIA?psc=1 should definitely be given a try.  It is available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NBAKXIA?psc=1

Saturday
Feb282015

Mommy Style

Novelty sweaters aren't just for kids.  Wear them with skinny jeans, leather pants, sexy heels, or moto boots.  Leave the mom jeans and yoga pants at home!





Wednesday
Feb252015

Happy Birthday Frankie Angel! 

We miss you!

2/11/05-10/25/13



Monday
Feb232015

Pretty Unusual

On a quick Sunday shopping trip I saw this:


It was definitely made for my husband and I. 

It reminds me of the great line by the Joker in Batman 1989

The Joker: It's as though we were made for each other. Beauty and the beast. Of course, if anyone else calls you a beast, I'll rip their lungs out.

My husband and I love old movies.

 

Monday
Feb232015

Serenity Prayer

Monday
Jan262015

InstaNatural Review: Vitamin C Serum & Vitamin C Cream Moisturizer

Sponsered Post

I was lucky enough to try InstaNatural's Vitamin C Serum and their Vitamin C Cream Moisturize.  Both products contain all natural ingredients. 

The InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum comes with a dropper allowing more control on how much it used.  The serum goes on very light and smooth which is great. It doesn't feel heavy at all.  It has an amazing fresh orange smell to it.  It is light on the skin and absorbs very quickly.  I've used the InstaNatural Vitamin C serum in the morning for 10 days straight along with the InstaNatural Vitamin C Cream Moisturize.  In the morning I massaged the serum into my face lightly.  I've noticed that my skin does feel tighter.  I've also noticed that my skin tone is more even looking.  I've also used them both under makeup and it seems that my makeup goes on my skin a bit smoother. My husband has tried it for a few days and he's noticed that his pores are slightly shrinking.
InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum:
  • SMOOTH APPLICATION - ABSORBS QUICKLY: This specialized serum provides instant hydration to the skin and goes on smoothly to provide soothing relief and moisture. It's a thick serum and very easy to spread with your fingers (unlike other water based serums). In addition, the Hyaluronic Acid prevalent in the serum enhances hydration further by boosting the skin's ability to retain moisture throughout the day to help combat dry and/or damaged skin.
  • FIGHTS AGAINST AGING: Our Vitamin C Serum is the perfect solution for your anti-aging needs. Our premium ingredients deliver potent results by boosting collagen production to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and even age spots! No more worries about skin discoloration or pigmentation.
  • OTHER SKIN BENEFITS: Even if you aren't looking to get rid of those pesky wrinkles or fine lines, our Vitamin C Serum can be used for so much more. It will also provide your skin with a better and smoother complexion by shrinking pores and evening out your skin tone to impart a youthful glowing radiance.
The InstaNatural Vitamin C Cream Moisturize is very light and non greasy.  I have used this along with the Vitamin C Serum for 10 days and although my results aren't drastic I have noticed that my skin feels a little firmer and that my skin's dark spots have gotten slightly lighter in tone.  My skin gets extra dry during the winter and the InstaNatural Vitamin C Cream Moisturize kept me moisturized without drying out.
Learn more about InstaNatural and their products at http://instanatural.com
Friday
Jan232015

Frankie Angel

Thursday
Jan222015

Better Happier Human Beings

One of the first promises a parent makes to their child is, "I want to give you a life better than what I had."  It doesn't necessarily mean that their own lives were horrible.  It merely means they want to give their children more.  I want to give my children better lives, by first helping them become better happier human beings.
  • Laugh more.  Laugh at yourself. Take time to laugh and celebrate.
  • Take care of your body. Take care of what's inside.  A healthy mind, a healthy heart, and a healthy soul is important.  Never put your health or yourself last. 
  • You are never too old to learn.  Be open to learn lessons from unexpected sources.
  • Trust your gut.  If something doesn't feel right.  Don't do it.
  • Be humble.
  • Have an opinion.  Not having an opinion can be dangerous, or at the very least cause unhappiness.
  • Accept criticism graciously.  Don't take criticism personally.  If possible, spin the criticism in a positive way.  If not, ignore it.
  • Be honest.  It's easier to be honest than it is to keep up with a lie.  The consequences of a lie are worst.
  • Accept change.  Change is constantly occuring.  There are things you can't stop from happening.  You'll need it to run its course.  Accept it and take your time dealing with the change.  But don't let it change the person you are. 
  • Don't give money, give your time.  Your time and attention is worth more and can't be replaced.
  • Be loyal.  Be loyal to yourself and to the important people in your life.
  • Spend for the life you have, not the life you want.
  • Don't be afraid of taking a risk.  If you have to change your career 13 times to finally be happy.  Just do it.
  • Don't be afraid of mistakes.  Accept and admit you made a mistake.  Learn from it.  Move on.
  • Appreciate yourself.  Appreciate what you have. Appreciate others.

 

Wednesday
Jan142015

Friday
Nov282014

Old Factory Candles Set Giveaway

I was lucky to experience the Happy Holidays Old Factory Candles Gift Set and now it's your turn!  Let me know which Old Factory Candle Set you would love to try and you might just get it!  Leave a comment below saying which scent would you love to have at home for this sweet smelling giveaway! Or just like this post on facebook and share a link to a scent you crave! Ends Dec. 7th.

New Born Baby - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8MRF8
Coffee Shop - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8MPGE
Fall Harvest - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8L902
Fresh & Clean http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8LBIM
Happy Holidays - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8L9J8
High as a Kite - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8MQUE
Man Cave - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8MQ9U
Romance - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8LAWY
Spa Day - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8MO7E
Vacation - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8MORY
Winter Wonderland - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR8LA1U
50 Shades - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MX6F36U

Repost: 

*Sponsored Post

Old Factory Candles, which are hand poured in the USA, are made of natural soy wax, cotton paper wicks, and pure fragrance oils.  These candles are clean and even burning, and their scent lasts for a burning time of 20 hours. 

The Old Factory Gift Sets, sold exclusively on Amazon, contain 3 scented candles.

The Scented Themes are:

Fall Harvest:
Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves

Happy Holidays:
Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread

Winter Wonderland:
Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow

Romance:
Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate

Fresh & Clean:
Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen

Spa Day:
Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea

Vacation:
Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi

Coffee Shop:
Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea

Man Cave:
Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany

High as a Kite:
Cannabis, Incense, Bag O' Cookies

New Born Baby:
Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, First Blanket

50 Shades:
Leather, Vanilla Sex, Jasmine Bubbles


It was very hard to decide between Happy Holidays and Winter Wonderland!  I love love love hot chocolate and I was very curious to smell the candle scent of it, however I love the classic holiday scents of the theme gift set Happy Holidays.

The scented candles in the "Happy Holidays" themed Old Factory Candles gift set are definitely true to each scent.  It took my husband and children seconds to guess what each candle scent was suppose to be.  The scent also lasts throughout burning and even lingers after it's been blown out. 

Which scent is the best? My favorite candle scent out of the 3 is definitely Christmas Tree.  It definitely brings out the warm feeling of the holiday season.  My kids can't get enough of the Gingerbread scent, it definitely smells like a fun holiday treat.  My husband is a fan of the Candy Cane scent.  It reminds him of me and my little addiction to sweets!

There is an Old Factory Candle scent for every mood and every person.  These Old Factory Candles gift sets make a simply amazing gift this Holiday Season.

 

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