Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blogosphere Giveaway Alert!

Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys is having an awesome giveaway sponsored by SlimPerfectTM. Stop by before 11:59pm ET on August 26th and enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Family Time

I'm visiting my parents this week. The computer situation is actually better than I thought it was going to be. My laptop cord broke, so I was going to be relying on their desktop, which they said was broken. Turns out that it was just internet explorer (which I absolutely abhor, mozilla firefox all the way please) acting up. So I fixed that and here I am!

I won tickets from a local radio station to go to the red carpet premiere for the movie The Goods and the exclusive after party. Problem is, since it is on a Thursday, most of my friends can't go. I have a chance to meet Jeremy Piven (Ari on Entourage) and I might not even be able to go? That is just lame. Maybe I should just go by myself haha . I am currently on a spree calling people I haven't called in awhile. Hey, don't judge, we are busy people...and we all suck at keeping in touch. That's what facebook's for, right?

Oh yeah, I also won the whole collection of NOW That's What I Call Music cds. One word. Hilarious. Since I consider myself somewhat of an Indie music lover, it is definitely amusing to see me popping in a cd full of Britney Spears, N'Sync, and Destiny's Child. My 3 year old nephew was thrilled to have some music to dance around to, so I guess it is a good prize.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Blogosphere Giveaway Alert!

3 Garnets and 2 Saphires is giving away an Eardoc!

All of us have had ear pain and know how frustrating it can be. Eardoc helps relieve that pain!

Go check out the giveaway and enter to win!

Monday not so funday

Whoo, I got a good workout in today. I absolutely love that Comcast offers free workouts OnDemand from fitnessTV.com.

If anyone has Comcast OnDemand you can find the workouts by going to your OnDemand screen, clicking on Sports & Fitness, then clicking on Fitness TV. They have anything you could possibly want. Yoga, pilates, workouts with Jillian Micheal (Biggest Loser trainer), cardio, strength training, and more.

My favorite at the moment is a 20 minute pilates video. I had never done pilates before and I was surprised to find that I love it. It stretches you out and really works out your core. I have horrible posture (think hunchback of Notre Dame and then realize I am hugely exaggerating haha). Ok, it is not that bad, but I am hoping that once I strengthen my back muscles it will be easier to sit up straight.

I am not a big fan of Mondays. Even though I am having a good day, it is still sad to say goodbye to the weekend :(

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New 50 Calorie Fiber One Yogurt $1.00 Coupon

MyBlogSpark has offered a $1.00 off coupon for me to share with you all!

New 50 Calorie Fiber One Yogurt $1.00 Coupon

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks pretty yummy. Plus, I am all about the coupons. Which reminds me, my coupon holder thing broke and I am looking for a new one. Anyone got any suggestions?


Blogosphere Giveaway Alert!

Conversations with Moms is hosting a great giveaway sponsored by My Blog Spark! The winner will receive a Honey Kix Cereal Prize Pack including a coupon for a FREE Box of Honey Kix Cereal, a cool Honey Kix container, the matching bowl, a nifty on-the-go container that keeps your beverage cool, and a honey container! This giveaway ends August 9th, 2009 so don’t miss out on your opportunity for a chance to win this great giveaway.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sexy Hot Tan or Sun Stroke?

Ok, anyone who knows me knows my love for all things Will Ferrell. I am sure that my family and friends are sick of hearing it, but I was a fan before it was cool to be a fan.

I met him while he was filming "Stranger Than Fiction". Part of it was filmed at UIC in Chicago. A friend and I waited outside for a few hours. First, Dustin Hoffman came walking out dressed in khaki shorts and black socks with little ghosts on them (he is eccentric and I love him for it). He stopped and talked to us for a few minutes and was really sweet. For some reason, I wasn't really nervous. He went on his way and we continued waiting....and then it happened. Will Ferrell walked out of the building and stopped to talk to us. My friend was chatting away, but I...couldn't....say...a...thing. He even tried asking how I was doing and all I could do was mouth the word "okay". Even though all I did was stand there gaping like an idiot, it was still one of the best moments of my life! haha

So, when I saw that Will Ferrell created his own line of sunscreens, I about died! They are called Sexy Hot Tan or Sun Stroke.

You can find them at fredflare.com and according to their description:

"Save your skin AND support Cancer for
College with these hilarious sunscreens
endorsed by Will Ferrell! Proceeds go to
scholarships for cancer survivors. PABA
free, alcohol free, mineral oil free, and
fragrance free! 30 SPF lightweight sport
formula has aloe and vitamin E. Hypo-
allergenic and UVB/UVA broadspectrum
protection. Choose from, Sexy Hot Tan
or Sun Stroke. 6 oz. Limited availability!"

So, not only are you buying some awesome sunscreens that you will want to save the bottles of, you are also helping to support a great cause!

I am definitely adding these to my Christmas wish list (hey, it is never too early to start your list!)

Sometimes inspiration comes at the most random moments...

I was over at My Bottle's Up entering a giveaway and one of the extra entries was to subscribe to her feed. I did and I was looking through her posts when I stumbled upon her entry sharing a link to the story of her rape. It was posted on a website called Violence Unsilenced. It brought tears to my eyes reading her story and I was amazed at how brave she is to have shared such a scary, traumatic event with the world.

She has inspired me to speak out.

It is amazing to me how the internet can seem so vast and anonymous, but at the same time, you read one story and you feel like you have support that you never even knew existed.

Violence Unsilenced helps survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault by giving them a voice.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Awesome Blog Giveaway Alert!!!

The Dirty Shirt is giving away Sprint HTC Snap phone!!!

Now that is one awesome giveaway! The phone has 3G support, Microsoft Office Mobile, and a bunch of other great features! Go enter here!

Ends August 5