Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tomorow 12/30



Tomorrow Jon is getting off work at noon. We are then taking Bella to PetSmart for boarding, Dropping Avery off at my dad's for the night and heading to the casino. It's our Christmas to ourselves. Hopefully we win something.

They have this Gas and Gamble package. $50 gas card, $25 each for meals $50 each for gambling and our room for one night is $250. So we're spending $50 for the room and getting the rest for free (basically).

Then on Friday checkout is 11. So we'll be back here by 2 (after picking up Avery and Bella). I was just letting you know that for 24 hours I won't be here.

Be back some time on the 31st. I will have my phone which I get emails on, so those I will be responding to. Other than that no communication!

Miraclebody Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



Jeans are my weakness. You all know that by now. I do honestly have over 20 pair. I was watching TLC's What Not To Wear the other day and this woman had 1 pair of jeans. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I thought "I could never be without my jeans, I don't think I could live without at least 10 pair". Now I received my Skinny Minnie Jeans in the heirloom color.

I normally wear a 4. According to their size chart I am a 2. That's what they sent and they fit very well! I haven't EVER been a size 2 (well maybe when I was like 13). Always a 4-6!

I originally asked for the Mystic or Black color as I only wear dark jeans... I hate light colored jeans and these are no exception. Now, I put them on, They did tuck some things in that should've been like my hips and thighs. I thought they looked great on. But the color is not for me. It looks nicer on the model though. 
Anyway, the fit was great. It really did make me lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds. It was an immediate difference. Now I'm 20. I don't like a higher waist either. 

Basically these jeans are not for me. I will probably wear them once in a while, but they are not my style. 

They have recently been on Oprah's show as one of her favorite things.
I guess Oprah wears them!!!
They come in a Samantha Bootcut, a Katie Straight, the Skinny Minnie and a Jean Legging.

Price: Each of the 3 styles are $110 and the Jean Leggings are $88 These are expensive jeans and I don't think they're worth that. 

Overall: **** Price is high. I didn't have a good experience with them, but someone else might.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Gimme Jimmy's Cookies Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I love baked goods, of any kind really. Fresh baked cookies are my favorites though. Although if you put any sweets in front of me, they will be GONE and that's a GUARANTEE!!! But Cookies I love!
Gimmee Jimmy's was kind enough to send me a sample pack of cookies. I got 5-6 Chocolate Chunk and 10-12 Oatmeal Raisin cookies! I was in heaven.
 They were wrapped very nicely in a cellophane!

I love these cookies. UPS/Fedex usually comes around 2PM or so. Jon gets home at 6PM. He walked in the door and we were eating dinner and Avery asked for a cookie after. Jon started looking around and asked if I made cookies today. I said "no, but we got some for review in the mail" he laughed and asked if I ate them all. "No, but there are only about 3-4 left" haha! I ate almost ALL of these cookies in just a few hours. Avery had one and then we each had one after dinner and they were gone! In just 4 hours 15 cookies (just about) were GONE! 

They were delicious. I'm not much of an oatmeal raisin fan, but I ate them no complaints. They were actually really, really tasty! I was very pleased. Considering they are sent in the mail they were really fresh. They tasted like I baked them earlier that morning. They weren't warm, but other than that VERY fresh. I zapped 2 cookies for 10 seconds in the microwave and they were perfect. Very yummy and tasty!

Gimme Jimmy's has quite a few different kinds of cookies. Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip M&Ms, Cranberry Pecan (YUMMY), Double Chocolate Walnut, Heath Bar Crunch and Oatmeal Raisin. 

Those Cranberry Pecan's sound SO good!! You can get them in different size samplers and choose your own flavors. 

Price: 2 pounds in a tin is $33.95

Overall: ***** So yummy and fresh

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Executive Gift Shoppe Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



Jon now has an office job that he LOVES and it's great to find a website that features a lot of items he could use on his desk. We received the Revolving Rosewood Finish Desktop Organizer from Executive Gift Shoppe and we love it. I took these pictures before I gave it to Jon Christmas Morning.
 Came in the box and then was wrapped.
 It's not dusty like it looks.
 I love that it revolves. Makes it easy to get the things you need.
I gave it to him on Christmas and he loved it. His face completely lit up when he saw it and said he needed one for work. 

It's not the big. The little compartments on the side (angled ones) are just big enough for sticky notes. The compartments fit about 10 pens in each section. It's not big, but it looks nicer than a mug like he was using and it's enough to clean up his desk a little bit. 

I told him he could use it at home or work. He hasn't taken it to work yet, but he really thinks he'll use it at home. I wanted him to take it to work because it matches his desk perfectly. But it's up to him I guess. 

He said he really likes it, it swivels nicely and smoothly. It's the right size for the items it's intended for and he enjoys how much nicer it looks. SCORE for me!!!

They carry so many other types of items. Like the Passport Holders and Leather Business Card Holders and many many others.

Price: The Desk Organizer we received is $38 on sale. I think this is a little pricey, but it is very high quality.

Overall: **** price is high!

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ellembee Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I have been drooling over Ellembee's clothes for a LONG time now. Over a year I would say. I finally contacted her and got a yes! I received a Medium Daisy Bouquet Plum Square neck Tee. It was too big on me. IN most of her pictures the items are very form fitting, so I opted for the medium. This one isn't form fitting at all. So She sent me a small and it fits great.
I love this tee. It's the one I chose a few months ago and it is the one I would choose again now. I'm in love with it.
I just love it. She has MANY other items that I love as well. This is still my first choice, but here are some other favorites of mine.
 I think I'll stop now, but I still have a LOT more favorites. Now you can all see why. I love her shop. I love her items. The way she screen prints is amazing. 

I've washed my shirt a few times already, worn it a few already. The print is not coming off at all. Not peeling, nothing like that. It's in great shape, no loose threads or anything of that sort. I just love it and it's so soft. 

Price: The shirt I received is $38. That last Entanglement Bamboo is $39.

Overall: ***** Great prints, high quality and the price is very reasonable as well. 

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Giveaway Ends December 31st at 11:59 PM EST
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