Thursday, October 20, 2011

SEPHORA Friends & Family Sale 2011

Because I love all things makeup and beauty, I can't help but share the Sephora Friends & Family Sale that only comes around once every year! The sale starts today (October 20th) and goes through November 2, 2011. What you will need to do is click on the link below and it will take you to their site where you can enter your e-mail address and receive a unique 20% code, which is only good for a one time use. Only one promo code per e-mail is allowed and only 5 e-mail addresses per computer, so make sure and use it wisely!

SEPHORA Friends & Family

Just as an extra tip, since I personally, love to get the most discounts possible, I recommend signing up for EBATES and getting an additional 4% off. Ebates is completely free and super easy to join! Also, when you sign up they will give you $5 cash just for joining. Ebates is basically a website where you get rebates for your purchases and you can also find coupon codes and other discount on the site as well. You can use ebates with the Sephora Friends & Family Sale by clicking on the Sephora website link on the ebates website you will get 4% cash back from your purchase (sometimes the percentage goes up to 8% with Sephora, but at this moment it is at 4%). They pay out these rebates about 4 times per year and I believe you can either choose to be paid by check or through paypal. I recommend using Ebates whenever you can anytime you are doing any online shopping. I look at it this way, if you are going to spend the money anyway, you might as well get some of it back!

Click here to find out more on EBATES

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Susan's Disney Family: Licorice International Review (and a Giveaway)

Susan's Disney Family: Licorice International Review (and a Giveaway): "

I love Licorice International. I've purchased from them before and was very pleased with all the goodies I received. I also like the fact that they offer a good deal of gluten free options.

Make sure to enter Susan's Disney Family Licorice International giveaway for your chance to win a $15 gift card!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stylish and Comfortable Shoes for Women: POE Footwear {Review & Giveaway} | Thanks, Mail Carrier

Stylish and Comfortable Shoes for Women: POE Footwear {Review & Giveaway} "

Thanks, Mail Carrier is hosting a giveaway for POE Footwear, which is sold exclusively on HSN. One winner will win a pair of Kaya Scrunch Ballet Flats. These flats are adorable! I would love to win these...I have the hardest time finding flats that fit. I wear a size 5 and most of these seem to come in size 5 1/2 and up. They suggest you should order a size up for the most comfortable fit, so I think the 5 1/2 would be perfect.

There is a little time left to enter. This giveaway ends April 15th at 11:59pm CST.

You can enter at Thanks, Mail Carrier's blog.

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy...Life as a working mom with three boys!: Little Fockers DVD Giveaway

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy...Life as a working mom with three boys! Little Fockers DVD Giveaway

We both loved Meet The Parents and Meet the Fockers movies and now Little Fockers is out on DVD! We were bummed that we didn't get a chance to see this movie when it first came out, but we definitely want to get it! The great news is that over at Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! blog, they are giving away 2 of these DVDs. The giveaway ends 4/15!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Does This Look Comfortable?

This is our puppy Duchess' favorite way to lay, especially when she is playing.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gluten-Free Goodness

I wanted to share about two of my new favorite Gluten-Free foods and they are both from Trader Joe's.

Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles

All I can say is that these are AMAZING. They are not only gluten free, they are also vegan and free of the 8 common allergens (gluten, wheat, milk, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs or soy). They are incredibly soft and moist, they practically melt in your mouth. I taste molasses in these, which must come from the brown cane sugar they use to sweeten them and they also use fruit juice concentrate. They taste a little different than I remember my mom's homemade snickerdoodles tasting, but they are still really yummy.

Peruvian Chimichurri Rice

We first picked this up for Matt a while back because it looked like something that he would enjoy. When we'd cook it for him, it always smelled and looked really good. His favorite way to eat this is with tortilla chips. At first I wasn't sure if this was gluten free or not because it doesn't have the little symbol on the package, but I saw that on the Trader Joe's website it is listed under the gluten free foods. For me, I was really hesitant to try it at first because even though it is gluten-free, there are times when I am sensitive to other foods as well. But I finally gave in the other night and it was delicious! It is a tad bit spicy, but not too spicy. I can handle a little spice, but have never enjoyed really spicy foods. Mostly I taste the cilantro in it. I cooked up some of the Trader Joe's Jalapeno Chicken Sausage with it, which I also LOVE and it was a really quick and delicious dish!

These are both a must to try whether you eat gluten-free or not.

Spay Surgery Update

So, on Friday Duchess had her surgery. We dropped her off at 9 am and they called us at about 11 am letting us know that she was out of surgery and everything went great. It often takes dogs a while to wake up, so we were asked to call back at 3 pm to see when she would be ready to go home. When we called, they told us we could pick her up at 4:30 and take her home.

When we picked her up, we could tell she was pretty drugged up from the shot of pain medication that they gave her. Her little tail wagged, so we could tell she was excited to see us. Poor thing got sick on the way home and she couldn't keep any water down once we got her home either.
She was pretty out of it. She just laid there on her bed and slept most of the night. We had to carry her upstairs when it was time to put her in her crate. I kept checking her and making sure she was breathing because she was in such a deep sleep.

The next day we started to see a little of her personality coming back. She was starting to be more playful, which we had to stifle a bit because we didn't want her being too active. But she started eating and drinking again and moving around pretty good.

The only thing is that we started noticing a red bruised area above her incision site, which started to spread and get worse over the weekend. It is a really awful looking bruise, so we brought her into the Vet today (Monday) to make sure that it wasn't anything serious. Even he was a little surprised when he saw the bruising. He mentioned that it was a little uncommon, but is basically due to too much activity. The odd part is that we've been really good about trying to keep her from running, jumping, etc. So we just have to keep an eye on it and make sure it isn't causing her any discomfort and watch for any signs of infection.

We're just glad that it is over and done with. She's a tropper though! Here's a picture of her on Saturday napping with the little stuffed cow (which we nicknamed Moo) that we bought her while she was in surgery. Isn't she precious!!


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