Wednesday, February 29, 2012

{Review} Etsy seller Frayed & Fancy

Before I discovered Pinterest, I was in love with Etsy.  I still am.  There are so many talented people out there making super cute items.  While I was planning my wedding, I spent countless hours on that site adding to my wish list.  When I found Frayed & Fancy, I knew I had to order some items from her!

I worked with Kayley on the specifics of what I was looking for.  She was great to work with.  I asked her for flower clips for my maids of honor, a headband for my flower girl, and flower shoe clips for me.  I love everything she made! 

Here are some pictures from my photographer, John Markley.


Kayley also makes several other items, such as earrings, ribbon belts, hair combs, and floral pins.  Here are a few of my favorites from her site:

Contact Kayley at Frayed & Fancy today to see what beautiful items she can create for you!

Disclaimer:  I was not paid or given anything for this review.  My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.  This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Cookie at Subway!

Subway is celebrating Leap Day (Wednesday, 2/29) by giving customers a free cookie with any purchase!  It's also the last day of Februany, which is any footlong sub for just $5.  So $5.00 will get you a footlong sub and a free cookie!  You can't pass that one up.  I know we'll for sure be having Subway for dinner! 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pinterest Monday

Here's another Pinterest Monday with Musings of a SAHM and Mama to Four Blessings!

Pinterest Monday From Musings From A Stay At Home Mom

Well, since St. Patrick's Day is the next holiday coming up, that was my inspiration for this week.

Luck o' the Irish to ya! :)

As always, you can follow me on Pinterest if you'd like to keep up with all my new pins.

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Deal of the Day

Free Sample of Crystal Light Energy!

If you'd like to try a free sample of Crystal Light Energy, hurry over and "like" their Facebook page.  Then, on the Crystal Light Insider tab, you'll have to complete four easy tasks.  It only takes a couple minutes.  And last you'll fill out your information for where they'll send your sample.

The first 20,000 people will get a free sample of Crystal Light Energy Citrus.  The next 100,00 will get a $.75 off coupon.  There are currently 4,000 samples left, so hurry while they last!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Best Picture Nominee Challenge

In honor of tonight's Academy Awards, my husband and I have decided to take on a challenge.  We want to watch every movie that has been nominated for Best Picture.  Ever.  That's a lot, but I really want to do it!

We've already seen several on the list, so that helps, but we still have a ton to check off.  I found a list of all the nominees and then created my own chart in Microsoft Word that I can keep updated.  Our plan is to watch one movie a week.  I think we should be able to stick to that, for the most part.  We'll see how long this takes!

Has anyone else ever taken on this challenge?  Want to join in with me?  Well I'm planning on doing a weekly update, so feel free to comment with what movie(s) you've watched.  We're going to start with the most recent, 2011.  We actually haven't seen any of these yet.  The first on my Netflix list will be Moneyball.  I've heard good things about it, so I'm excited to check it out for myself! 


The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help


Midnight in Paris


The Tree of Life

War Horse

Deal of the Day

Free Glade Plugins Scented Oil Starter Kit!

Glade is currently giving away Glade Plugins Scented Oil Starter Kits to the first 2900 people!

Each kit contains:
• One Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Warmer
  The warmer unit simply plugs into a wall socket—and has adjustable settings so you can fill a room with just   the right amount of luxurious scent.
• One Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Refill in Lavender & Peach Blossom
  The new soothing scent of lavender with a fruity touch of peach blossom will transform your home.
To enter, simply fill out all required information here before February 29th, or while supplies last.  Gift packs will be mailed by April 15, 2012.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


First of all, thank you to everyone who entered my very first giveaway!

Now, here are the lucky winners for the Birthday Chronicle:

Congratulations, wallindeb & MJD's Mommy!

Both winners have been notified.  You have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Gud by Burt's Bees Lotion Sample!

If you remember, I did a review recently of Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer.  Since I loved that so much, I'm really excited to try out the Gud Body Lotion!  To get your free sample today, "like" their Facebook page and fill out the form with your information.  You will get to choose between Orange Petalooza, Vanilla Flame, and Floral Cherrynova for your fragrance.  Hurry while supplies last!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Sample of Craisins!

Have you tried Craisins before?  If not, now is the time!  You can get a free sample of Ocean Spray Craisins just by clicking "like" on their Facebook page and filling out your information.  These are so good.  I can't wait to get my free sample!

* One sample per household while supplies last

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

{Review} Blue Sky Planner

Before 2011 was over, I had decided that one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to be more organized in 2012.  I also wanted to write a little note about what I did each day, to always have to look back on.  I wanted something that had full monthly calendars, to keep track of special dates and appointments, and then space to write in what I did each day. 

I searched and searched and finally decided on the 2012 Bella Rose Clear Cover Planner.  It not only had everything I was wanting, but also has a super cute design!  They also have four other designs to choose from in the same format as mine.

The planner is 8.5”x11” and includes:

  • a tab for each month with monthly and weekly calendars
  • a yearly overview calendar
  • a quick reference information page
  • contacts pages
  • a notes page
  • a holidays page with the dates of each holiday over the current and next 3 years
  • a states, capitals, and time zones map

I love it!  It has really helped me stick with my New Year’s Resolution.  So far, at least.  I hope I’ll continue to stick with it.  I love having our events, appointments and such all in one place. 

Blue Sky also has planners in six other sizes, calendars, note pads, portfolios, mouse pads, business card files, and much more. 

If you’d like to get more organized, I recommend checking these out.  There are so many options!  I purchased mine from Target, but you can also find them at Office Max, Office Depot, FedEx Office, or you can order them online at Amazon or on the Blue Sky website for just $12.99!

Disclaimer:  I was not paid or given anything for this review.  My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.  This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

Deal of the Day

Free One Week Pass to Curves!

Sign up now for a free one week pass to Curves!  No contracts. No commitments. Just fill out the form to get your FREE one week pass today!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

3 Days Left!

That's right, you have just three days left to enter my very first giveaway.  It's still very low entry, plus there will be two winners, so you have a great chance of winning!  Don't miss out!

Hurry up and enter the Birthday Chronicle giveaway now!

Deal of the Day

Free Issue of Bridal Guide!

Are you currently engaged, or just dreaming of the future, and planning a wedding?  Well just follow this link and fill out your information to receive one complimentary issue of Bridal Guide!

* Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pinterest Monday

It's Monday, so that mean it's time for Pinterest Monday with Musings of a SAHM!

Pinterest Monday From Musings From A Stay At Home Mom

We're currently working on finishing our basement, so I've been inspired lately looking at all the beautiful room pins.  Here is what I'm loving:

But, since we'll be moving my husband's office down there, I have a feeling it's going to look more like this...

Oh well, I can dream!

If you'd like, you can follow me on Pinterest to keep up with all my new pins.

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Deal of the Day

Free Queso at Moe's Southwest Grill!

If you sign up now for Moe's E-World you will receive both a coupon for a free cup of queso for joining and then a free burrito on your birthday at Moe's Southwest Grill!  Just follow this link and fill out your information.  Easy as that!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I Pinned It - I Tried It - I Liked It!

The pin that started it all:

As soon as I saw this pin for cinnamon rolls waffles, I was intrigued!  I followed the link to A Hen's Nest, and realized it really was as simple as buying a can of cinnamon rolls, placing 4 at a time on your greased waffle maker, heating for 3 minutes, and there you have it - cinnamon roll waffles!

They were good!  They still have that same cinnamon roll flavor as they would had you made them in the oven, but they have a crispy texture like waffles.  It was a fun twist!

One thing to note: I bought the Grand's Cinnamon Rolls which have the extra cinnamon flakes on top and that caused a little bit of sticking to the top waffle iron.  The waffles came out okay, but it caused a bit of a mess to clean up.  So if I make them again I think I'll try a different brand and see if that was the reason or not.

Deal of the Day

Free Nivea for Men Product!

Nivea for Men is doing a 10 day product giveaway.  Today, sometime between 2:00-3:00PM EST, they will be giving away Relax Body Wash or Maximum Hydration Lotion.  All you need to do is "like" their Facebook page and then check back during that time to fill out the form on the "Giveaway" tab to receive your free product.

Today is day 7 of the giveaways, so you can also try to catch the giveaways happening over the next 3 days.  Just check their FB page in the morning to find out 
                                                    what time the giveaway will be happening.  Good luck!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Kid's Buffet at Cici's Pizza!

Right now you can get a kid's free buffet with the purchase of an adult's buffet!  Just print this coupon and bring it in to your closest Cici's Pizza.  We don't have a Cici's here, but we tried it out while in Indianapolis last summer and I was shocked with how many different pizza choices they have.  There's something for everyone!  So if you haven't tried it, now is the time! 

* Offer ends 2/25/12.

Weekend Blog Hops

These are the blog hops I'm linking up to this weekend.  If you're visiting me from one of these, welcome!

Free Hot Samples

Chubby Cheeks Thinks

Friday, February 17, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Tide Pods Sample!

Get this one while it lasts!  If you'd like a free sample of the new Tide Pods (Detergent + Stain Remover + Brightener), just "like" their Facebook page and fill out your information.

* While supplies last.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Deal of the Day

10 Free Pampers Points!

Do you have a little one at home or on the way?  Do you have a Pampers Gifts to Grow account?  Well, if so, you can add 10 free points to your account with the code "FBVAL9BD99DAY12".  

* Valid through 2/19/12.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

{Review} Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

I have gone through so many different products, trying to find the perfect mix of color and shimmer for my lips.  I don’t like to spend a lot of time on my makeup, so I want something quick and easy to apply.  Well, I finally found something I like!  It’s the Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer.
I have Santa to thank for this discovery, since I got one of these in my Christmas stocking.  I have the Raisin color.  I learned the first time that you really don’t need much to get the desired color; for me at least.  I just dab a little on all around and that does it.  

From their website:
Want your lips to speak volumes? Give them a smooch of luminescent color with our luscious Lip Shimmers. Shea Butter and antioxidant-rich Fruit Oils moisturize, nourish and soften lips naturally and lovingly.  

• Nourishes and moisturizes lips with Vitamin E and Beeswax

• Enriches with Sunflower and Coconut Oils
• Invigorates with Peppermint flavor
• Comes in 15 shimmering shades
I actually like even a little bit more of a shimmer, so I want to try adding the Sheer Super Glossy Lip Shine to it and see how that looks.  I have a feeling it’ll be a great combo.

You can order Burt’s Bees products online or stop by your local store today to see which shade works best for you.

Disclaimer:  I was not paid or given anything for this review.  My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.  This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

Deal of the Day

Free sample of Nine West Love Fury Fragrance!

I'm excited to get this one!  If you'd also like a free sample of the new Nine West fragrance, Love Fury, just "like" their Facebook page and fill out your information.  You will have to agree to receive their emails, but I think it's worth it to receive this one!

* While supplies last.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Entree from Panda Express!

We just recently got a full size Panda Express restaurant recently and I love all the extras they have that the mall one doesn't.  It's all so good!  So when I saw this deal, I had to share it with all of you. 

You can receive a free entree item from Panda Express when you buy a 2-Entree plate and drink.  Just bring this coupon to participating stores before March 1st.

* Excludes shrimp entrees. 

Oh, and I hope everyone is having a great Valentine's Day! :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pinterest Monday

It's time for another Pinterest Monday with Musings of a SAHM!

Pinterest Monday From Musings From A Stay At Home Mom

Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, I thought I would share a few of my favorite date night outfits I've pinned lately.  Whether you have a formal date night, something more casual, or even a night out with the girls, I think these are all super cute outfits!

I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day!

If you'd like, you can follow me on Pinterest to keep up with all my new pins.

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