Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TODAY ONLY: 140 VistaPrint Labels for FREE(pay S&H only)

TODAY ONLY you can get 140 labels from VistaPrint and all you pay is a small Shipping & Handling Fee(*around $3 depending on your location)

With over 7,000 of designs to choose from, these labels are extremely versatile. You are sure to find a design that suits your style. Unsure where to start? Sort by style or theme or search for a specific color or image!

They would be great not only as address labels for anytime of year or for sending out your holiday cards, but also for kids to use to tag their toys!

and I really thought these were cute to represent each of the family members:

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Girl's Trip

Author: Elias Massey

Having lived on the east coast for all of our lives, my three girlfriends and I decided it was time for a change. We spent four years in our favorite college town and needed a change of scenery. So, Texas it was. We gave our two weeks notice, packed it up, hugged friends and family goodbye, and headed west. Sounds a but Oregon Trail-esque, no? Well, no one got typhoid fever or starved to death. We arrived safely in Austin and unpacked into our precious 100-year-old house. Of course, my dad is all worried that it’s no energy efficient or as safe as a new build, so we wants to install an alarm system and get on www.texaselectricityproviders.com/ to find the best deals on power since there are four girls using it. It’s the least of my worries, really. I’m more concerned that I find the perfect outdoor patio to read and work on blogs on, the perfect cappuccino, and perfect sushi restaurant, and maybe (just maybe) the perfect guy. Til then, I’m kicking it in Texas with the three coolest ladies I know.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: www.Cinderella11pm.com

I love surfing the internet & stumbling across amazing websites. Well, recently, I did just that & found http://cinderella11pm.com/ and was immediately impressed!! The first thing I really love about it, is the Cinderella/Princess theme. Her About Me page really tells the story of who she is & what types of subjects you will find her blogging about on any given day.

She even blogged about going to my fave city in the whole world, New York! Go on a tour of this fabulous city via a carriage ride from New York Carriage Company, complete with pictures. (Btw, she takes AMAZING pictures!)

I was in heaven imagining myself staying at the Glenmere Mansion just as she did. I believe the bathroom is larger than my entire apartment:)

Read all about her stay at the Resort at Pelican Hill & I guarantee you that you will want to go just to take a swim in the amazing, large pool complete with private cabanas on the side.

I am a HUGE foodie, so when I saw all of her posts about the fine dining that she does, I was drooling! I was in awe of the scenery, the food, and just the loveliness of her experience at Flavor Del Mar in Del Mar, CA. The salad consisted of local citrus & avocado, with grapefruit, orange, watercress, frisee, toasted macadamia nuts and lemongrass vinaigrette. Can you say YUM?

Her post about being lonely really hit home with me, because I suffer from loneliness alot & I think so many of us can relate!

So, if you are feeling lonely & wanna cheer up, check out her post on Johan Blohm playing the Boogie Woogie Piano. This video will cheer anyone up, instantly!

What I really love about her site, is the eclectic mix of topics she writes about. Her Politically Incorrect Cartoon section will really make you laugh. Here is what she says on her site about this section:

I love my country. That doesn’t stop me from having a very dry sense of humor or highlighting the latest debacles, be they in the entertainment industry, the political arena, the financial sector or with regard to the environment, technology, heads of state, well, you name it.

Flopsy is her adorable, 4-legged furry child, who was sick last year. How can you look at this face & not smile?

Be sure to visit her site & become a part of this fun "community" she is developing over there. While you are there, enter one of her many Giveaways that she offers from time to time.

She gives away spa days, resturant giftcards, Amazon.com giftcards & more! SO much fun & so generous of her!

I hope you will check out her website, comment, join in all of the fun & tell her Joey sent you!

I'd love it(& I know she would too!) if you liked her Facebook page also! She just reached her "100th like" on facebook, so stop by & help in her quest to get more facebook fans. Thank you!

Please VOTE for her blog as Best Travel Blog 2011 in the Blogger's Choice Awards competition! I think you do have to register to vote, but it's very simple!

Click on the button below to go to her awesome site:(*Btw, I'd love to live in her shoes(or would that be glass slippers? ha) for even ONE day lol!)


*This is a sponsored post & I will be compensated for my review, but that in no way influenced anything that I wrote. I gave my honest opinions of her site. Special thanks to Laura for allowing me to write about her awesome website! Note: ALL pics used are the property of http://www.cinderella11pm.com/

Sunday, September 4, 2011

9/11-In Remembrance & Where I was

September 11, 2001. A date that most of us know exactly where we were at that time. The horrible events of that day will forever be etched into our memories. It's hard to believe that in less than a week, on next Sunday, September 11, 2011, it will be the 10th anniversary of this awful tragedy in American history. Ten years!

Will I always know where I was that day? Yes! I can remember it like it was yesterday.

I was working as a manager at a convenience store here in my town & had to work 3rd shift late on 9/10/01.
My shift was over between 7-8 am that next morning and I went home, just as I would any other morning, rather tired but still had to unwind before I could sleep. When I arrived home, my neighbor was outside & wanted to chat a bit. He and I talked for around 30 minutes I believe it was. We parted ways & I went inside to turn the t.v. on to watch the Today Show/GMA just as I had done many mornings before...and then....I saw it...all unfolding on LIVE television. Time stood still for a while. Was this real what I was seeing on my television screen?

It felt more like a nightmare. Instantly, I thought of my family. My Aunt was in Virginia, but luckily my brothers were just a couple of miles away. I called them all immediately & it felt good to bond during such a tragic time. I had already had a horrible year because I was involved in a bad car accident in which my best friend who was about to turn 22, was killed. He died in my lap(something you never forget) & I was already having a hard time processing his death & trying to come out of a 7 month depression when more bad news was playing out on the screen in front of me.

One of the first things I thought of when I got off the phone with my family, as I watched it all unfold on the screen, was how helpless the people in the buildings must have felt. They all had loved ones, family, and friends who cared about them & their life was going to be cut short. Sadness overwhelmed me and I didn't know how to process what I was feeling. For days, even weeks, the coverage was on t.v. & with each name that was read/face that was shown/story that was told, all I could feel was immense empathy for them & their loved ones. It was like something out of a horror movie that played over and over in my mind.

9-11 is a day I will never, ever forget. I think most of us feel the same way as American citizens. Where were you on that day? Share your story with me here on the blog. Let's never forget! Always remember the ones that lost their lives & also, the many heroes of that day. Thank you in advance for sharing your memories of that day.

*This is being posted early because I was invited by http://www.blogwithmom.com/ to write about this in conjunction with http://www.bootcampaign.com/ . All thoughts above are my own and I was not compensated in any way to write this blog post.