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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Easy Ways to Make Extra Cash on your Phone!

If you know me, then you know I'm all about making money. 
I have apps that make me money. 
I mystery shop and do audits. 

So why not share a bit of my secrets?! Well, they aren't really secrets. But you'd be surprised that not everyone knows about them! 

So let me tell you a bit about what I like to use to make some extra money :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

So this is my FIRST Glam Bag from ipsy. I am so in love already! If you're not already a member, I suggest you join! Full size products, and all for $10 a month!? Yes please. 

Here's my bag this month!
Eep! So excited! Read on to see each item!

July BeautyBox5 Review

I recently started getting BeautyBox5. I came across it online, and it was free for the first box, so I said sure!!! While signing up, it let me get a previous months box (their pick) for $10, so I did that. I paid $10 and got two boxes. Sweet. 

When they came, I was pleasantly surprised. I really like this box, and am tempted to cancel one of my others for this one!

Just like all the others, you take a quiz so they can get to know you and tailor your box for you. You can change the profile any time. I've heard of people on all the beauty box sites changing their profile every month based on what the hints are for the box! Insane! 

Here is what I got this month.

July Birchbox Review

I love getting these things!
So here's a look at my July Birchbox. I wish they'd stop sending me lotions and face wash, and start sending more makeup/fragrance samples. I hate the boxes where its not makeup. I signed up because they were makeup samples... then it started to switch up on me!? Hopefully next month will go back to makeup. 
But I have to say, I do like the face wash I got this month. It was gentle enough to use on my face after a long weekend in Rocky Point (Puerto Pensaco), Mexico last weekend!  
Here's what I got...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Love Your Ordinary.

I had to think for a moment what my ordinary would be. 

Love your ordinary.

My ordinary is my kids, my day to day life... my husband, my family, etc. My ordinary is quite boring (when thinking of my day to day life). I really don't have a life. I really stay home all day, and only go out for errands, doctor appointments, etc. 

Love my ordinary. 

Is this asking me to love MY life, and not envy the fabulous lives of others? Not to envy those who go out clubbing every weekend, those who have a large circle of friends around them, etc? If that's the case. Then I have to admit, I've been envious of those who seem to have such a fabulous fun filled life. 

Then I realize, I have a great life! I have a wonderful husband, who I can admit may annoy me at time (who doesn't get tired of their husband every now and then LOL), and my kids are wonderful, even if my son doesn't listen. Even though my son doesn't show appreciation for anything, he does make me smile, as does my daughter. I have to admit, I'm blessed. I have a great family, and the friends I do have I enjoy. I enjoy the moments we have. 

We just got back from Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Its better known as Rocky Point. It was only about a 4 or so hour drive from the Phoenix area. It was a gorgeous trip. We went with my in-laws and a group of people they know (we know them, too and hang out with them at events throughout the year). We had such a great time. A lot of memories on camera, and many more off camera. I seriously thought that I would have pictures of everything, but I had so much fun with the kids that I forgot about taking pics. I made such wonderful memories with them. I even got stung by a blue jelly fish in the ocean... But I'm glad it was me and not my kids! If it was my son he would have not gotten back in the water. While we were there, he had his 10th birthday! What 10 year old has their 10th birthday in Mexico! My son does apparently. So many fun memories. 

So while my life may seem boring, or ordinary to some, I'll love my ordinary. I like my mostly quiet life. No drama (except my sons drama LOL) and for the most part uneventful. But its our ordinary life, and I kinda love it. 

I'm writing this as part of the Third Thursday Blog Hop with Hearts At Home.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Minted

I was selected to get a piece of artwork from Minted for free in exchange for my honest review. The piece I chose was actually a personalized piece that really stood out to me. 
The bottom piece is the one I chose. Its called Lovely Venn Diagram, and it shows my husbands name, and my name as individuals, then combining in the center with a heart. Coming down from the heart is a line that says Together Forever since 2008 (the year we got married). Its such a cute piece, and its exactly what we needed. 
Here is the stock image of the photo from the website. We bought it in 20 x 16 size. Its really pretty, and the perfect centerpiece for our wall. 

Review: Coppin's Gifts / Davinci Bracelet and Charms

I was lucky enough to be approached to receive a free gift in exchange for my honest review. My opinion is 100% my own and not affected by the fact that I got the items mentioned below for free. 

I was approached by Coppin's Gifts to get a free item. They gave me a choice of a few different items, and I chose to get the Davinci Beads Toggle Charm Bracelet and three Davinici charms. While browsing the site, the prices are reasonable. The bracelet is $9.99, and the beads are all about $6.99 each. Not bad at all! This was not too far off from Mothers Day, so it was perfect timing. 

This is what I chose. 
The red heart is the July birthstone for my son, the blue is September for my daughter, and the middle says Mom (the O is a heart). 

I was worried the chain may be a little small (I am plus size, and therefore have a bit of a chunky wrist lol) but it was almost a good fit. I decided to add an extender to the back and it fits perfectly. As I lose weight I'm sure I won't need that anymore. 

Let me tell you, it is really pretty. I'm so glad I chose this. This bracelet is a great gift option for any woman in your life. It makes a great graduation gift, too! There are tons of charms available in a variety of colors. Right now, the website has a special where if you buy 4 beads, your 5th will be free. 

I have to say, it is easy to get carried away on the site. Not only with the bracelet and charms.. But all the gifts they offer. I found some fun things that I plan on buying myself, my sister and my mom! A few things I'd buy my daughter for her to save till she was older, and maybe even a few snow globes for my son! There seems to be something for everyone. 

This picture features the flash so you can really see the charms sparkle.

And just another view of my bracelet. 

If you're interested in checking out Copper's Gifts, visit them: 

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