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Thursday, February 14, 2013


Its time to give away our light up lip gloss by Artistry cosmetics!  The winner is Marlene V.  Thank You for entering and if you want to learn more about Artistry cosmetics go to this link here.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Take Care Of Yourself!

Your key to success is survival of you! Are you surviving and taking care of yourself?  Its easy to neglect "You" when so many others rely on us.  Stop thinking its selfish to take care of ourselves first.  I know, its easier said than done.  If you take a moment out of your busy day to think and re-access you, are you happy with your life right now?  Most of you will say yes, but at what expense?

Put your health and energy first!  Develop strategies for nutrition, rest, and my personal favorite, recreation and relaxation. Motivation and priorities are key here.  Set small achievable goals for yourself.  They will help your personal survival and a fresh start.

Learn from your mistakes and learn from victories.  Avoid focusing on your day to day mistakes, its a time waster. Its time to recognize yourself!  Develop a positive outlook and positive behavior.  This will attract positive thinking which will shape your decisions, behavior, and actions.  Thus, will generate success and boost your-self confidence. Small victories and success count.  Overtime, will result in life changes for the better and help your surroundings. So, whenever success happens, take inventory of what you did right to contribute to the outcome. Recognize your talents, gifts and hard-earned skills, and how they played a part in your success. Apply this learning to future challenges, and you’ll create more wins. Embrace it!

Create and manage your time.  You choose what happens in your day and every minute in it! Manage your day to create success. Taking time for yourself doesn't mean you are being selfish.

Proactive or reactive?  Take the time to get off the phone, computer, t.v., and spend time with family and friends. Don't react to negative thoughts or comments. You control your destiny!  You adopt to achieve it.  It is initially and ultimately up to you.

Here are some ways to reward yourself...

Godiva Free piece of chocolate a month...sign up at Godiva.Com

Redbox free movie rental

Pizza Hut $10 Dinner Box

Weight Watchers free personal assessment

Weight Watchers 30% Off First Month With Weight Watchers Monthly Pass

Jo-Ann 40% Off Regular Priced Items

Hobby Lobby 25% Off Supplies

Crabtree & Evelyn 20% Off Sitewide

Netflix No Commitment! ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL

Dominos Receive a Large Three Topping Pizza

HSN 15% Off Sitewide for New Customers

Kohls 15% off Sitewide

Macy's Extra 25% Off All Clearance + Free Shipping

Bed Bath and Beyond 20% Off Site Wide With Email Signup

Crate and Barrel Up to 50% off - Shop All Sale Items

Sephora 12 Free Samples + Free Travel Bag With Purchase

Target $5 Off $50 On Womens Items + Free Shipping

Monday, January 14, 2013

Self Improvement "Because You Can!"

As I was watching a favorite shopping network last night, a familiar face came on the screen.  I have seen him on T.V. before or by passed him on infomercials.  Now, here he is on this shopping channel.  People are always trying to sell us "their motivational products" saying its the best.  But, is it really?  They sure make you think it is...hey this guy convinced a president, a hollywood director, a retired talk show host, actors, and many others like you and me.  I took note of what he was saying, was impressed, motivated, and really listened.  It seemed to make sense and he was very convinceing. But, do I want to pay the $200.00 plus to get his Cds, Dvd, and Books?  Well, I wish I could, but its over my budget at the moment. Who is this guy?  You have heard of him before, Tony Robbins.  He sure does a great job of getting you excited about changes you can make now, life strategies and goals for your future.  So, I took to amazon to find some cheaper versions of what was being offered and some starter books, cd's,and downloads. "The Stress Free You" download is FREE!

Monday, January 7, 2013

I love Shopping!

I love shopping and finding the best deals I can get.  Whether in the store or mostly online, it gets my adrenaline going to find a great deal.  From my favorite website, Retailmenot and others, here are some great deals and freebies for today.  Enjoy!



LEGO Canada Coupons
LEGO  - Free Reusable LEGO Tote with any DUPLO Purchase

Toys R Us CouponsToys R Us - Free Toys With Select Purchases

Little Tikes Promo CodeLittle Tikes  - 5% Off Site wides

Macy'sMacy's  - Up To 75% Off Fashion Clearance

 Carter's  - Weekly Promotions at Carters

Disney Store Coupons Disney Store  - Shop & Get Mini Plush 2 for $15, Small Plush 2 for $20 & Medium Plush 2 for $30. Limited time offer.

Gymboree Coupon   Gymboree  - Take 50% Off All Boots, Shoes, Socks & Tights for a Limited Time Only. Valid while supplies last. Also, up to 70% off!

Best Dressed ChildBest Dressed Child  - 75% off on Clearance Bin


The Wet SealThe Wet Seal  - 10% Off

Forever 21Forever 21  - Free Nail Set With $15 Purchase
Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters  - New Year New Stuff Sale + Free Shipping

Tommy Hilfiger SaleTommy Hilfiger -  15% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping

Old Navy CouponsOld Navy  - $10 Off $50 Sitewide + Free Shipping

Free Gifts

SephoraSephora  - Free Deluxe Mystery Gift with $25 Purchase

Drugstore Coupon Code    Drugstore  - Free $50 gift code when you spend $25 + free shipping.

Red Lobster CouponsRed Lobster    - Receive a Free Birthday Gift

Forever 21Forever 21  - Free Nail Set With $15 Purchase

ChilisChilis Free Gift -  Free Appetizer or dessert with purchase of entree.

Macy's Canada CouponsMacy's  - Free 8-Pierce Gift With $29.50 Elizabeth Arden Purchase + Free Shipping

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Another Year Weight Loss Resolution

I can remember when I was a child, my Mother always use to tell me that she was going to start her diet on Monday. Was it because that was the beginning of the week, signalling a new start? This went
on for months until she decided to just do it now, this moment. I love my Mom, and we had alot of laughs thinking back on those many many dreaded Mondays. If you start now, in the moment, with the next piece of food or drink you put in your mouth, we can all get over the mindset of, "I will wait till Monday."

So then, why is it every new year when the clock strikes midnight we think, "Time to start my weight loss resolution for the year?"  Are we not happy with ourselves or the way we look?  Do we want to look good for someone else?  Maybe, "This time I want to be healthier!" What ever your reason for losing weight, I am puzzled why January is the biggest month to start losing weight.  We need to change that mind set and think, "I 'm going to lose weight or get healthier now, this moment!" Take the emotions out of it and do it!

This moment I can:

1. As you look in your refrigerator or cupboard, pick something to eat that isn't white.

2. My favorite...I eat off of smaller colorful plates.  It looks full and appealing to the eye, while eating less calories.

3.  Hungry for something sweet?  Eat a miniature candy bar.

4. Want something salty and crunchy?  Wheat or rye bread sticks, 100 calorie popcorn, or even a mini size bag of chips or pretzels will fill your craving.

5. Another favorite of mine this time of year are clementine oranges.  They are just the right size and very sweet...yum! Eat one before a meal and you won't eat as much.

6. You have heard this smaller meals 5 to 6 times a day.  It really works to keep your blood sugar more stabilized without that starving sluggish feeling.

7.  Have you tried pumpkin seeds for an afternoon snack?  Another crunch/salty craving satisfied.

8. Beans...add kidney or black beans to your salads.  Or try fat free refried beans with melted cheese on top.  This a very good source of protein and fills you up faster.

9.  Color your world!  Just like we all love the colors, sites and sounds of the world around us, our body loves colors too.  Check out Active Elegance "Free" nutrition assessment to see if you are getting enough colors in your diet.

10.  Concluding my top what you want but with a twist!  Get a one cup measuring cup and eat what you want that will "only" fit in the cup.  This only applies to your "main" course of each meal. You can eat all you want of fruits and veggies.

Every little step you  take in the "Moment" will help you lose weight and get healthier.  Also, don't forget to drink water.  Everytime I go to the sink to wash my hands, do dishes etc...I drink a little water.

**Always make sure to consult with your doctor before you make any changes to your diet!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Light Up Lip Gloss Giveaway

Happy New Year!  Lets get the year going by giving away this ingenious invention from Active Elegance and Artistry Cosmetics.  Named 2012's #1 readers choice lip gloss by  If you haven't heard of this lip gloss yet, you will be fascinated like I was when I bought my first one about a month ago.  When you open the applicator, the end lights up for easy application even in the dark.  The mirror on the side of the container is a nice touch too. It comes in five different colors and when applied gives your lips a "cool" sensation.  I love it!  This giveaway is for one Artistry Light Up Lip Gloss in a champagne neutral color.  The giveaway will end on February 14th, Valentines Day...If you can't wait to see if your the winner, check it out here...Active Elegance.  Send us an email to and tell us what you think about our new site to enter.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Kids Clothing Trend Alert!

I love shopping for my kids and finding great deals on some quality clothing.  What will the trends be for the coming year?  It looks like lots of colorful prints and eye popping brights are still the rage.  Some forecasts are pointing towards some vintage clothing that I absolutely love.  The stores listed below offer all that and more, including free shipping, $10 off coupons, and end of year up to 70% off.  Enjoy!!!

Kids Fashion Trends - To start, get some inspiration from these "Pins."

Hihobatik - Offers people of all ages one-of-a-kind products.  Hiho's has a wide variety of garments, accessories, and designs are all handmade on site using 100% cotton materials. The process leads to the production of soft, durable apparel that is also super fun to wear.

P.S. From Aeropostale - Going on now 70% off and $10 off $40.  I Love the different fashionable and colorful clothing Aeropostale has to offer.

Tea - A Globally-inspired children's clothing place for little citizens of the world.  Unique designs for up to age 12.

Wittlebee -  This is a fun kids clothing club.
Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club
Belle and June is about expressing oneself in a passionate, heartfelt and unique way. It is for anyone determined to create a special space surrounded with all things beautiful.  At you will find over 3000 unique decorative accents for every space in your home. Take 10% off your first order over $200. Enter code newcustomer at checkout.

Organic Baby Garden -   Naturally the best for babies!