Wednesday, March 30, 2011

 Wholly Guacamole Celebrates The Biggest Loser With A Big Giveaway!
Feel like you need reinforcements in The Battle of the Bulge?
Does The Biggest Loser®  give you inspiration?
Wholly Guacamole is celebrating Battle Buddies with an awesome giveaway!
Go to and, in 200 words or less, tell them how you and your Battle Buddy inspire and support each other in your weight loss journey.

They're giving away tons of prizes including a trip for 2 to attend  The Biggest LoserCouples season finale, a trip for 2 for a week's stay at The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge Malibu® and airfare allowance!  And don't forget to watch The Biggest Loser: Couples, Tuesdays 8/7c! 
Click here to learn more!

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post but may receive samples of product to facilitate review and I
am entered into a contest for posting.

Pier 1 Imports: Outdoors Never Looked So Good!

This post brought to you by Pier 1. All opinions are 100% mine.


The sun is finally shining and the snow is finally melting!  Time to start getting my porch ready for cool spring days and hot summer nights.  I know that the place to find everything I need is Pier 1.

I am really loving what they have done to the traditional Papasan chairs they are known for: this Swingasan is really quite unique and looks very comfy!  I would pair it with this really cool accent table for a "hippie-chic" type of vibe!

I also found these cute Garden Stools in some cool colors that are inexpensive enough to place all around my porch.  I can even use them as a side table when I throw one of my famous barbecues!

Speaking of barbecues the Metal Beverage Tubs is so much classier then a Styrofoam cooler - at this price I can easily use two or three for different types of beverages.

What makes these items even cooler is that they can be used both outdoors and indoors; if  I had a sunroom that was enclosed these items could easily be moved indoors during cooler temperatures.

Pier 1 Tweetups might be cool to check out.  Atlanta's is April 5th and NYC's is April 20th.  Check out this link for the time and location if you are interested.



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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

bare Minerals Introduces a Brand New Skin Care Line!

Experience a revolutionary new skincare line powered by a proprietary miracle ingredient RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex-clinically proven to deliver brighter, younger-looking skin and that famous bareMinerals Naturally Luminous glow.

bare Minerals is introducing a variety of cleansers, moisturizers, and skin treatments all based on their philosophy that you should not only feel good about your skin, but also what goes into the products that you use on your skin.  Their new Skin Care lines delivers in a major way!

You are probably already a fan of their foundation and makeup and you already know what a great product this is.  Just in case you don't you can check out the company and this new line of Skin Care here.

Personally I am most excited to try the moisturizer ( I just finished the last little bit of my current moisturizer) and Sarah is looking forward to the blemish treatments for her own skin,  Check out the links and tell me which product you are most looking forward to trying?

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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post but may receive free samples in order to facilitate my review.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Baby Brezza Mealtime Manual: Submit your favorite baby food recipe for a chance to win
Thought you guys might be interested in a contest going on over at Baby Brezza, the makers of this really cool one-step baby food maker.  Here's the deal:
They are looking for original baby food recipes that they can feature in their new cookbook. If you have any recipes or know of anyone who might have some recipes for baby food now is the time to let the world know!  You have until April 8th to submit the recipe for inclusion in the cookbook.  What's in it for you?
· A chance to be published: Every recipe in the Baby Brezza cookbook will be attributed to the submitter. If you own a blog, website or business, we'll promote that in the book as well. The Baby Brezza Cookbook will be sold at a major retail chain, as well as on well-known websites.

· Helping other Moms: In addition to the recipe, we're asking all submitters to share their best piece of Mom advice with the reader. Containing more than just recipes, the Baby Brezza cookbook will be packed with smart solutions from experienced Moms.

· A chance to win: Everyone who submits a recipe will be entered to win their choice of a Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker OR a complete set of Baby Brezza accessories. Your favorite recipe will be even simpler to prepare when you whip it up using this must-have tools.

Here's a link to the fine print, so please take a moment and read the rules! And remember - you only have until April 8th, 2011 to submit a recipe so stop reading and start cooking!

Disclaimer: Although I received no compensation for this post, I am entered in a contest through MomSelect for posting about it to this blog.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

If You Are Pregnant Or Know Anyone Else That Is, Here's A Free Bellybag!

This post brought to you by CryoCell International. All opinions are 100% mine.


Yes, you can get a free really cute BellyBag if you request an information packet and consult with an advisor from

 Cryo-Cell is a company that, since 1992, has helped more than 230,000 clients worldwide preserve their newborn's umbilical cord blood for potential use against many diseases. Along with cord blood banking, 's Cord Blood Bank is pioneering the way in research, to find more solutions to preserve stem cells in a noncontroversial way. Cord blood is just the first step in new medical advancements. You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve your baby's cord blood, trust it to the experts at Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank . 

It's actually a pretty easy process and can be done from the privacy of your home right after your baby is born.  Cryo-Cell sends you everything that you need including a DVD and access to online video's from their site.  You can even give this great service to someone else in the form of an attractively packaged gift certificate.

So don't click on this offer just to get the way cool Belly Bag - do it instead to take the first step towards preserving your newborn baby's umbilical cord blood to ensure their healthy future.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

So This Is The Reason This Blog Has Been So Quiet For The Past Few Months!!

Yes, I do have some story to tell!  As you can see, my dear readers ( who are still left after so many months of me being away) I recently got married in Las Vegas - 02/25/2011 to be exact!

You might be wondering to whom?  If you look at this wedding picture, you can see my husband SiouxBoy - and yes, that is his real name!  Here's my story:

In a post from December about Oprah Winfrey's new network I talked about possibilities and taking chances and referenced someone who had recently contacted me via FaceBook who was from my past.

That person was SiouxBoy, someone I had been very much in love with 20 years ago and who had pretty much disappeared after we broke up.

Fast forward twenty years later and all of a sudden feelings which I thought were dead and buried had resurfaced with a vegenance!  It only took a few telephone conversations to find out that he still loved me and had professed to thinking about me all the time during the times and tribulations of his own active life.  Funny how we both came to find out that neither of us had ever married, depite numerous opportunities to do so.

I could not beleive just the words so I decided, in secret, to fly down to New Mexico where he was living and see for myself what was real and what was possibly a beautiful fantasy.  It took two planes and a three hour drive, but within the first minute of seeing him again after so many years I knew it was no fantasy- just a really beautiful love story.

Determined not to be apart any longer we arranged for him to come to where I was living to see if we could make two lives into one. He asked me to marry him right away, and for the first time in my life I could say " Yes" without any hesitation.

We decided to get married quietly ( you can see the video here) or watch it in the post after this one.

By the way, here's my smokin' hot husband!

Now we are back home and settling into married life and I am committed to trying to resurrect this blog.  I have a lot of catching up to do so stay tuned!

The Wedding of Siouxboy and Wendy in Las Vegas, NV on 02 25 11