Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Cricut Cartridges & Free Shipping in the U.S.

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With the holidays coming up, you're probably making lots of crafts with your Cricut machine. Good news! There are new Cricut cartridges, including Holly and Ivy, Lyrical Letters 2, and more. You can also get free shipping in the U.S. for the entire month of November, just follow the links below. 
Our newest cartridges are $24.99, including Holly and Ivy, Lyrical Letters 2 and more 
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Here is some holiday craft project inspiration from Cricut to get your creative juices flowing:

Get Crafty this Día de los Muertos with Little Passports

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Halloween night is coming. You've carved a scary pumpkin and pinned a skeleton to your front door. These decorations, as old superstitions say, will help scare off the dead during the spooky holidays. But what if you wanted to lure the dead spirits to your house? Sounds odd, right? Not in Mexico.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Recreate Anna and Elsa's Hair

Whether you're daughter has been obsessed with "Let it Go" ever since the move came out, or they want to be Anna or Elsa for Halloween (or maybe both?).  Then check out these awesome tutorials on how to recreate Elsa's braid, and Anna's updo!

OR maybe you're going as Elsa or Anna and want to braid your own hair.....

Let me see those braids and updo's! Tag your photos on instagram with #mytotallyrandomlife! I'd love to see!

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Free Trial of Rhapsody

Sign up today for your 30-day FREE Trial! It does ask for a credit card, but it won't charge you until your 30 day trial is up. You can cancel anytime if you're not happy.

Free Kiwi Crate Box!

this free trial will help your little one create three fuzzy pom pom pets.  Explore the world of imagination and storytelling with our explore! play & learn magazine filled with bonus projects and activities! 
This offer expires 10/31/2014!

Free Year of OK Magazine

Get a free year of OK Magazine. No strings attached, you won't receive a bill! This is a digital subscription so you can enjoy on your smartphone, tablet or desktop. The app is available on both Android and iPhone!

Free Trial of Rosetta Stone

Why not teach the kiddos another language. Oftentimes multilingual kids do amazing in school! Get your free trial of Rosetta Stone today! Expires 10/31/14!

Stella & Dot Fan Favorite Sale

It's time for the Stella & Dot Fan Favorite Sale. Right now these three products are 60% off, but you have to hurry because this sale ends October 30 at 9pm EST!

In addition to these fab items being a total steal, there are 3 other products that are 50% off and three more that are 40% off! Think Christmas gifts - this is the perfect time to shop and save at Stella & Dot

Don't forget you can also make money selling as a Stella & Dot Stylist!

Free Photo Magnet!

New customers can get a free photo magnet from Shutterfly! This is a great deal, and it expires 10/31! So act fast, you don't have a whole lot of time!

Use promo code FREEMAGNET
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week One Using Clearproof

I've been struggling with blackheads and acne since I was a teenager. I figured at some point I'd become an adult and it would all go away. But that hasn't been the case! The blackheads on my nose hasn't ever gone away. I've tried everything, those pore strips, blackhead face washes, exfoliators, etc. Nothing works! At least not for me. I've picked at them, squeezed the dirt out, etc. But it fills right back up. I don't know why! 

Then I received a full size kit of Clearproof by Mary Kay from Influenster. This kit is an acne system designed to help clear your skin, hence the name. I've been using it for a week now, keep on reading below to see if it has helped or if I noticed a difference.
Keep reading!

Free Learning Apps for Toddlers & Pre-K

So I've posted about Kids Academy before, so you know I already love them. Well, they've done it again! Read below to check out which ones I'm raving about now!

Monday, October 27, 2014

October Birchbox Review

I LOVED this months Birchbox! I was SO happy to finally get a beautyblender that I literally jumped for joy. I wanted it to come in one of my boxes because I wanted to make sure that I actually liked it before I bought it (they aren't as cheap as makeup wedges). So I was super ecstatic!
Come read to see what else I got!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Find Out If Your Car Has Recalled Parts

My mother-in-law brought this to my attention today. With so many recalls going on, how do you know if your car has a recall? Especially if you're not the original owner and you bought it used? My car was bought used, and so you never really know if your info gets to the manufacturer (in my case, Ford).

So I Googled. I found that you can search by your vin number to see if your car has a recall! So, check your car out here, and if you need to be fixed, get it fixed.

You should know though, the manufacturer will only fix recalled parts for free within 8 years of original sale date. If its older than that, they may charge you a small fee to fix.

I was not paid to post this. Just wanted to share!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Crazy Deals at Gymboree, Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack!

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Whether you're like me and are already thinking of Christmas gifts, or if the kids just need new clothes, now is the time to shop! There are some crazy big deals going on at Gymboree, Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack. Go check them out and start planning your holiday photos ;)

40% off everything, including markdowns, for savings up to 80% at Gymboree
$8.88 jeans + free shipping on orders over $50 at Crazy 8!
40% off regular priced products at Crazy 8
New dresses to treasure with faux fur trim and metallic print at Janie and Jack

Thank you for your support!

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Joss & Main Giveaway!

If you watch shows on HGTV then you've probably seen or heard of Joss & Main. I am in love with this site. All the items are beautiful and they have looks to match any decor. I get loads of inspiration from this site!

Right now, they are giving away a storage tower! The giveaway ends 11/1/2014 at 12pm EST.  I'm going to enter, you should too! Click the image below to enter! Once you click you simply need to enter your email and you're entered! Good luck!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

My New Fave Sunglasses

As a person who wears glasses, its super hard to go outside into the sun. Living in Arizona, its even harder. It feels like the sun is 100x closer than it does anywhere else. The sun is super bright here. Like, blinding. I don't want transitions glasses, and I can't wear contacts (the price is far too high for my Rx and the dailies). So I either wear no sunglasses, or find prescription sunglasses.

Review: Gwee

Ok, so you're probably saying what the heck is a Gwee? Well, its the most fabulous little product that you need in your life.

Do you wear glasses (Rx, fashion or sun)?
Do you have a smart phone?
Do you have a tablet?

Oh, you answered yes to one (or more) of the questions above? Well, then you need a Gwee.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Free Year of Star Magazine

Get a free year of Star Magazine by clicking on the image below! This is a good one! These magazines can get pricey buying them every week. And if you're into celeb gossip as much as I am, then you'll love this one.

Enjoy a free one year Star Magazine digital subscription. No strings attached. You'll never receive a bill. This 52-issue subscription is yours, compliments of Powered by Read on your PC or tablet.

You should know, there are apps available, so you can read on your Android, iPhone, Tablet, desktop, etc.

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August Subscriptions

I just realized, I never shared what was in my August boxes!!! I was too busy thinking about my birthday in Vegas that I never shared. So, here is the quick low down as to what I got back in August.
So I'm going to share my Ipsy Glam Bag, Birchbox and BeautyBox5!

The Arizona State Fair is in Town!

If you're in Arizona, you likely know that the state fair is in town. Yupp, its that time of year... Turkey legs, deep fried Oreos, cotton candy and so much super unhealthy food. The fair runs from October 10 to November 2, 2014. There are concerts during the duration of the fair (I personally want to check out the Old School Jam!).

If you're not in the Phoenix area, but elsewhere in the state, its worth the drive. It's been a few years since we've been there (due to just having a baby and then following years we all get sick around this time). You can easily spend a whole day, and its fun. This year, its cooler out. Its in the 90s, which is better than 105! For those of you not in Arizona, yes, there is a HUGE difference between 90 and 105 LOL.  Today is a great day, its nice and cloudy!

October 10 - November 2, 2014 The 2014 Arizona State Fair runs from October 10 - November 2, 2014. Open Wednesdays - Sundays, featuring the best value in concerts, entertainment, exhibits, contests, and thrill rides. Don't forget the Hall of Heroes! It's an all new exhibit, and it looks pretty cool for kids of all ages. We want to check that out with the kids. I know my 10 year old would just flip out!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Free Year of Redbook Magazine!

I just realized I still have a few cards from my Redbook and L'Oreal House Party. So I figure, why not share these with my readers! FIVE of you will win a years subscription to Redbook magazine from me! Easy entries too! See below!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Join ModCloth For Great Deals!

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Do you know ModCloth? If not you are in for a treat! Check them out for all the latest indie, vintage and retro inspired style. They offer unique clothing, accessories, handbags and shoes, providing an exciting and engaging online shopping experience for everyone in search of cute clothing with remarkable flair. And they cater to all sizes with a variety of Plus Size Dresses. And if you want to be bewitched - check out their new Halloween Shop, you will not be disappointed.

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Dream Team Pets

A great deal from Dream Team Pets is below. If you're trying to sleep train your child, this is a way to help with that! 

Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it's an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep. If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet. But when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves! 

My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE
Choose from one of the three below: a lion, puppy or pink kitty.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mary Lambert "Heart On My Sleeve" Album Review

I participated in the Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own. 

You may have heard this name before, you may even recognize her voice. She is the beautiful vocal behind the hook for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Same Love.  "...and I can't change, even if I tried, even if I wanted to, my love my love my love she keeps me warm..." You know it! You have it stuck in your head now! You have seen her sing that live on the 2014 Grammy Awards. You know, where Macklemore and Mary (by the way, she looked amazing in the red sparkly dress!) were joined by Queen Latifah and Madonna and married 33 same sex couples live on stage! By now you've probably also heard her single, Secrets (I don't care if the world know what my secrets are...).

Monday, October 13, 2014

Yo Gabba Gabba Comes to Phoenix!

I think I may have to go, and the folks who will be there (ie., Biz Markie) will make it even more enjoyable for the parents!!!

Comerica Theatre - November 25th Yo Gabba Gabba! will take the stage this Fall with Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome!. The new live stage show marks the 5th anniversary of the live tour. 

Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! will be directed by Yo Gabba Gabba! creators Christian Jacobs (The Aquabats) and Scott Schultz (Majestic). DJ Lance Rock, (Lance Robertson, St. Louis native and founding member of psychedelic electronic pop band The Ray Makers), the colorful cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! characters, fan favorite Leslie Hall and beat boxing legend Biz Markie will return to the road together to perform for more than 200,000 enthusiastic fans on a 30-city tour that will begin on Tuesday, October 14 and will run through Sunday, December 7. 

The Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! tour is produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with DHX Media.

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