I was not financially compensated for writing this post. Karina Dresses provided a product sample to facilitate my review for the Karina Dresses Dresstacular™. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
How great would it be to win $1,000 worth of Karina Dresses? Well that’s exactly what you could get if you are the lucky winner of the Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ giveaway!
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I was not financially compensated for writing this review. I received a copy of Camp by Elaine Wolf to facilitate my review. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
Camp by Elaine Wolf (256 pages, $16.95)
Summary of Camp by Elaine Wolf
A coming-of-age novel about bullying, family relationships, and the collateral damage of secrets. A great choice for book clubs (adult groups as well as teen).
Every secret has a price.
For most girls, sleepaway camp is great fun. But for Amy Becker, it’s a nightmare. Amy, whose home life is in turmoil, is sent to Camp Takawanda for Girls for the first time as a teenager. Although Amy swears she hates her German-immigrant mother, who is unduly harsh with Amy’s autistic younger brother, Amy is less than thrilled about going to camp.
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I am thrilled to be part of the Karina Dresstacular™ event! Keenly Kristin received a Karina Dresses Megan Dress to facilitate this review. Our opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
This month, we decided to step outside the comfort zone of “safe” dress choices and try a dress with a pattern (since we’d already taken the Megan Dress in a solid color for a spin). This was a major step, believe me. We’re working on the whole self-confidence issue (not only are we trying on dresses, but we’re posing for pictures here!) and the Karina Dresses Megan Design with the Green and White Decorative Stripe was a great choice.
The pattern is great — not too bold and “young” but not dated, either. It’s simple but pretty. The colors are also great — navy with green and white accents. They’re not colors that we would have personally put together, but what do you know? They work together perfectly!
The Megan Dress feels good and looks good. It fits well and is flattering. There are so many accessorizing possibilities, depending on the occasion, the season, and the weather. Toss a scarf or pashmina on, as well as a nice bag and voila, you’re ready for a lunch date or a night out with the gals.
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Armstrong Residential Ceilings. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
I can’t say we’ve really done any DIY projects. However, we’ve recently moved and there is one project just begging to be tackled. This one:
And I’d like to do something other than just do the whole drop ceiling tile thing. If we’re going to put in a basement ceiling, we may as well do it right, right? Right. So, I was perusing Armstrong Residential Ceilings and found one cool ceiling option after another, like this one:
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Honey Bunches of Oats for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love cereal. I can eat it for any meal and as a snack. I have been known to have a dozen (and sometimes more) boxes of cereal in my pantry at any given time. I like a variety to choose from. So when I got the chance to try out the new flavors of Honey Bunches of Oats, it was a no-brainer.
Post has introduced two new flavors: Cinnamon Crunch and Chocolatey Almond Crunch. The new flavors of Honey Bunches of Oats are packed with whole grains, protein, and fiber. Both varieties feature whole grain flakes with granola clusters, which I love. I am not a fan of sugary sweet cereals, but I do need a touch of sweetness…and the granola cllusters provide exactly that.
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This post is brought to you by Master Lock and Global Influence. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
Most people hear about the American Red Cross and their efforts after a disaster. I know that’s all I knew about the organization.
Until we had a fire.
That’s when two representatives from the American Red Cross showed up at my house, in the midst of the chaos with firemen and policemen and neighbors milling about. They arranged for accommodations at a local hotel for two nights and gave me a prepaid gift card to buy necessities and meals. I was in shock, and didn’t know which end was up…but here they were, handling my immediate needs, until I could get things situated with my insurance.
(this is NOT my house)
For me, the American Red Cross provided significant support at an extremely challenging time. Unfortunately there is another important impact from a disaster like a house fire…and the American Red Cross can’t help with that one.
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I was not financially compensated for writing this post. I received a product sample from JORD Wood Watches to facilitate my review. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
How amazing is that watch? As I fancy myself something of a watch enthusiast, I was pretty excited when I was offered the opportunity to review one of the JORD wood watches.
And, as a watch enthusiast, I was not disappointed in any way. In fact, I was left wanting more. More JORD watches, that is.
Here is a glimpse at my watch drawer:
As you can surmise, I like watches of all styles. One of those watches is a Swatch that I received as a birthday present, in 1985. 1985. I purchased two of them in 1987, when I was 17 and the paycheck from my part-time job was burning a hole in my pocket. Another was a gift in 1991. I have other watches, too, one on my nightstand and another on my dresser, and so on. I like watches, plain and simple.
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Miss Aaron Paul? Me too. Or maybe you just enjoy car racing and/or action movies. That’s OK, too. No matter how you look at it, Need for Speed with Aaron Paul is going to fit the bill.
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for STAINMASTER. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. My opinions about STAINMASTER PetProtect carpet are 100% honest and 100% mine.
While Dog Shaming seems to be the fad of the moment — at least I hope it’s only temporary — I couldn’t bear to put any kind of sign on the pet who entered our home just last week. He a) is an older dog b) who had just been separated from his lifelong home and c) just been neutered. So it was kind of the trifecta of, shall we say, pet issues. And as a rule, with pet issues come pet stains. But I can’t shame my pet. It’s not his fault, after all.
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For possibly the first time, I have been glued to my TV, watching the 2014 Winter Olympics. I never really “got” the hype about the Olympics but this year I have been awestruck by the figure skating portion. Now I totally “get” it…the excitement and all the hullabaloo about the Winter Olympics. But when it comes to facts about the Winter Olympics, I am woefully at a loss.
I know there’s skiing (and ski-jumping) and and the luge (which I don’t “get”) hockey and curling (don’t get me started on curling, which I also don’t “get”), but I know nothing about the Winter Olympics in general. That’s why I found this infographic so interesting…
Facts about the Winter Olympics — enjoy!