Monday, August 27, 2012

From Mrs. to Mama Wedding Day Link Up

 I missed the last couple of link ups but I wanted to join in on the fun.  Becky always has the best link up ideas and her link ups are pretty much responsible for me being able to learn a lot from the other blogs I follow! So head over to From Mrs. to Mama and link up your wedding story!

1. Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding? 

My hubs and I have been married for almost 7 years come November 11.  We got married November 11th, 2005 in a medium sized ceremony.  We got married in a small chapel and had the reception in a nearby home.  It was perfect for us at the time.  We started planning in July so we didn't have a lot of time to plan some HUGE fancy affair and I wouldn't really have wanted that anyways. 

2. Show us some wedding pictures. Either yours or of some that you love.

3. How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal?
It was a fairly simple proposal.  I am not into big grand proposals, those in a restaurant are not for me, I would probably crawl under a table and cry.  We went on a picnic for the 4th of July and under a big old tree on the grounds of our state capital he got down on one knee and proposed. It was perfect.
4. Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
Since I can't find the "official" ring picture, I had to take a cell phone picture, believe it or not our photographer took the pictures on a film camera (digital wasn't as popular yet), which was a pain when I wanted to get them onto my computer, my mom had them all scanned and put onto discs, which I have yet to have time to organize. So here is my ring.
5. Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last 
I think that in todays society, marriage is just kind of not held as a high priority for a lot of people.  We get busy, we have kids, we have jobs and we seem to forget the vows and promises we made how ever many years ago.  People don't try hard enough, when the going gets tough people seem to just get going.  In order to make things last, we need to learn to listen and actually hear the other person, communication is key and learning how to fight.  I realize that statement sounds completely out of place (WHAT PEOPLE FIGHT WHEN THEY'RE MARRIED), but people don't realize that fighting, when done correctly can help and bring a new understanding of your spouse. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Estrea Body Care Set Giveaway

When I was contacted about reviewing Estrea's Body Care Set I jumped at the chance, I mean what girl doesn't like to try out new and exciting products.  When the set arrived I opened it all up and immediately tried the body lotion.  Summer tends to make my skin feel dry and I really hate lotions that feel thick and have a strong scent and this lotion was neither of those.  The Hydrating Body Lotion was light and the smell was fresh and easy on my nose.  It absorbed quickly as well which is great because I hate feeling like I have something on my legs for a long time after applying it.  The Hydrating Hand Cream was another favorite and also absorbed quickly and didn't leave a greasy residue like many lotions I have tried in the past.  I forced my husband to give me a foot rub with the Refreshing Foot Balm and the minty smell was just that...refreshing.  The Tightening and Replenishing Face and Neck Cream is an anti-aging product which is a perfect thing to start now and stay ahead of wrinkles, the Mediterranean olive oil and Vitamin-E rejuvenates, protects and nourishes your skin. The caffeine increases microcirculation and helps skin that can be stressed by everyday environmental damage.

Here is some general history of Estrea. Before now it has only been exclusively available in Europe and has been the number one choice of European women.  Only recently has their skin care system been available here in the US.  Estrea only has 12 products (face, hands, body and feet) available in their line but but those twelve products have been tried and tested and have proved themselves as a wonderful skin care regimen.  Estrea uses natural ingredients which include aloe vera, collagen, coffee, olive oil, citrus extracts and Vitamins A, C, E and F.  Their most popular product is their hand lotions and creams which have also been proven to promote fingernail growth (YAY for awesome nails). 

Now onto the Giveaway, Estrea is giving you the chance to win your own Body Care Set, it will be the same one that I got to try and love! The giveaway will end on August 31st and the winner will be notified by email.  You will receive a Body Care Set valued at over $65.00. 

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***I was provided with an Estrea Body Care set at no charge to review for this giveaway.  All opinions are my own and had I not loved the product you wouldn't be seeing this post** 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Exciting News

Hi everyone! I know I've been a bit MIA, between work and the twinsies blogging seems to be the last thing I get to during the day.

 But I did want to let you all in on a fun bit of information that is new to my life! I have officially joined Thirty-One. After hearing about Thirty-One for awhile I decided to take the plunge and sign up.  I love the products and the versatility of their products, I love that you can choose fabrics that fit your personality instead of just getting a box item.  I also love that you can personalize them which makes great gifts for anyone of any age! I decided that it would be a great fit for my family since I need some fun time away from the kids and I believe that Thirty-One will provide that opportunity for me!

I would love for you to check out my page HERE! I'm hoping I can kick off my first month with a bang! It would make my day and I hope that you love the products as much as I do.  Also if you are interested in hosting a Online party please let me know and I can let you know how being a hostess can benefit you.  Just email me at!

For the month of August the special is for their new Spirit Line! This line is great for anyone who love sports or has a favorite team! For every $31 you spend you get an item for 50% off! That is a great deal! W

Happy Shopping ;)