Monday, December 17, 2012

Having Fun and Helping Others


I just found this website and I wanted to share. It's a great and simple way to make a difference. Freerice.com is a cool site that asks you questions in several different topics (you choose). For every question you get right you donate 10 grains of rice to underprivileged areas in the world. If you sign up you can even track your total donated rice. This is a wonderful way to help others and it takes only a few minutes to do. I think this would also to a useful tool and have children use and to learn about helping others who are less fortunate. Check it out for yourself. 


"Feeling guilty about wasting time on computer solitaire? Join the growing guilt-free multitude at FreeRice.com, an online game with redeeming social value."
USA Today



"With Freerice, you can do good by having fun... to make a major difference for tens of thousands of hungry people..."  



San Francisco Chronicle 




"It's an addicting online game that helps feed the hungry while helping to improve your knowledge." 
Time 




Deal of the Day: Free Nivea Lip Care


So I am a big fan of Nivea lip care products so when I saw this freebie I had to share. Nivea is celebrating one million Facebook fans. To thank its customers they are giving away free Nivea products. Just stop by the Nivea Facebook page and “like” them. Then it's only 3 easy steps to your freebie...

1.Watch a short video (30 seconds)
2. A new page will replace the video. Fill out your info.
3. You're done! You should get your coupon for a free product in 4 to 6 weeks. 

It's while supplies last so tell me if you snag one :)

Happy Monday everyone! 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

We Have A Winner


We have a winner for the $20 Firmoo giveaway. 
Drum roll please.....

Congratulations to Hobbies on a Budget!


I will be emailing you with the credit code. A big thank you to all who participated in my very first giveaway! It was a blast meeting new people in the blogging community. Be sure to come back for more deals, DIY's and giveaways! :)

Deal of the Day: RecycleBank




The deal of the day I have for you is great because it's a win win for both you and the environment! I have been a member on the Recyclebank program for over a year now. Throughout this time I have learned new and easy ways to become more earth friendly and aware of my carbon footprint. While I learn about recycle and Eco friendly options I earn points (surveys, pledges, purchases, ect). These points can be used towards coupons, gift cards, and magazine subscriptions. An example of what I have earned are several year subscriptions to my favorite magazine such as Good Housekeeping, Cosmo, Glamour, and Redbook. It is very easy to earn points (first reward only took about 30 mins. to earn). The best part is I now I am knowledge about making greener purchases, along with reduces the resources I use.

So take action and become a member! You'll be helping the environment, your wallet and earn some rewards in the process. :)







Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DIY Personalize your Ornaments!

So today we finally got a Christmas tree and I have to say it's wonderful! There is nothing better than that smell a fresh tree brings into a home. One of the best parts of getting a tree is hanging all the ornaments up and thinking back on memories each object ignites. Recently we have been making our own ornaments from things we enjoy. It's great because it really personalizes the tree. One we made at our house tonight were some fishing lures. Fishing is a passion in our home and what better way to show that then to use a lure you actually use. This would also make a thoughtful gift! As a fun decoration that was made tonight was a liquor bottle. Check 'em out! What are some neat, personalized ornaments you have made?

Hope everyone is having a fun, stress free week :)







Sunday, December 9, 2012

My first Giveaway!


Recently I have been lucky enough to win not 1 but 3 $20.00 Firmoo credits! Since this is the season for giving I will be spreading the Firmoo joy to others. :)  

Firmoo is a company that offers both glasses and sunglasses. There are so many styles to choose from and at a great price. Prices start at only $8.00 a pair. Another neat fact, new customers get their first pair of glasses free. I have already found a pair that I want to purchase with my credit and they are only $8.00!



The credit I will be giving away comes from the awesome blog by the name of Cake Mom. She has wonderful cake tutorials, so check it out. 


Rules of this giveaway:

It's so simple to enter! Just follow my blog through Google Friends Connect and write a comment on this post telling me you did so. Also don't forget to tell me your email so I can contact the lucky winner! The winner will have 48 hours to response to my email.

This giveaway ends a week from today on the December 16th at 8:00 p.m. The winner will be chosen by Random.org


Good Luck!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What a honor.



Today I presented a wonderful award, "The Very Inspiring Blogger Award"! What an honor, this most certainly made my day. This award was given to my blog by another very inspiring blog, Fashionable Cents. Angela has an amazing blog that is filled with great fashion and fun! Thank you so much Angela for thinking of me and choosing to highlight my blog :)


There are some requirements for this award and now it's my turn to spread the blog love!

1. Display the award for all to see 
2. Announce your win with a post and include a link to whoever presented your award.
3. Present 7 awards to deserving bloggers 
4. Create a post linking to them and drop them a comment to tip them off. 
5. Post 7 interesting facts about yourself.



Here are the awesome sites that I will be presenting the award to




And now for 7 facts about me:

1. My favorite number is 7.
2. I am in my mid 20's and I still get excited when I see a clay animation Christmas movie on.
3. I tend to procrastinate...but I feel like my best work comes from it.
4. I enjoy finding a bargain on a nice outfit. Love it even more when I get a complement on it knowing I paid a quarter of the original price :)
5. Sometimes I over analyze simple things.
6. I am goofy and I accept it.
7. I believe if you do good around you, good things will come back to you!  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Keeping Crafty: DIY Scarf

Scarfs are one of my favorite accessories to wear, especially in the winter. There are so many different ways to wear them and it can jazz up any outfit. I decided why not create my very own scarf and so I did! :)  The best part is you get to completely customize it in length, color and size.

Make your own super cool scarf:

1. Go to a thrift store and buy a shirt. The best ones to use should be extra wide and long in length.
2. Cut across so the armpit and neck of the shirt is separate from the shirt bottom.
3. Cut shirt across in long stripes. Choose the if you want thick or thin strips (makes a difference with size of strands). Make sure to leave an inch + at the end! The shirt stripes should all still be connected at the end.
4. Pull the stripes to add more length.
5. Now you have a fancy, super cool accessory that's handmade by you!


The scarf that I created!


Happy crafting everyone!

Keeping Crafty: DIY Nail Prints

I love finding in ways to make my nails unique! It's easy, fun, and the possibilities are endless on this one!  I attempted to create newspaper nails and it came out great. The steps are very easy and the results were great. The best part is there are endless about of ways to create this look. I plan on trying this again but I'll be using maps. Check it out, try it out and tell me your thoughts :)


How to create newspaper nails:


1) Paint nails, let dry


2) Dip nails in rubbing alcohol for 5 ish seconds (also dip the newpaper clipping, map, ect. in the alcohol super quick)


3) Press paper down on nails, leave for 15 seconds.


4) Presto! You have super neat and unique nails :)