Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bling Strands Giveaway


Bling Strands Giveaway

   I've seen many bloggers review Bling Strands and I've always thought they were really cool. Well, a couple months ago my daughters and I were so excited when Lisa from It's A Glam Thing said she was going to send us a package of Bling Jewels to try out. Here is how it went.....
  The first thing we did was head on over to Bling Strands and pick out which Jewels we wanted to try. The girls decided they wanted the Light Amethyst

Isn't it sooooo Pretty!!!!

We liked how we only had to cut out what we needed. We decided to only cut out a few and separate them so we could put them all over.
After we cut out what we wanted to use we then peeled off the backing. Once the backing was off we were ready to apply them on our messy pony tail. I put them in my daughter's hair and heated it with a flat iron to set them. It took some trial and error to get it right but the outcome was great. They looked so good and really sparkled in the sunlight.
In my experience I think they work better on thicker hair. I had a bit of trouble getting them into my youngest daughters very thin hair. When I would heat the jewels with the flat iron  the jewels would stick to the bottom side of the iron rather than stick to her hair. After a few tries we did get it right but with my older daughter  Ivy, we didn't have a problem at all. Ivy's hair is much thicker and the jewels would stick without a problem. Ivy's jewels stayed in for 2 days which I thought was awesome.
I also like that the package came with so many jewels. We only used half of the package to get the look we wanted and I used them on BOTH my girls. That means I have plenty left to use on special occasions.
Addison's hair which is very thin

Ivy's much thicker hair

    My final thought on Bling Jewels is as follows : I think Bling Jewels work better in thicker hair but can be used with thin hair if you have patience. I loved them in Ivy's hair and they were very easy to apply. I think Bling Jewels would be perfect for any occasion to give you that extra SIZZLE any woman or teen wants. When my oldest daughter goes to prom Bling Jewels will definately be in her hair.

             Bling Strands Giveaway:


Head on over to Bling Strands and tell me a color you like best (this will not necessarily be the package you receive)

                      Extra Extra

2. Become a GFC follower of my blog or leave a comment telling me you already do. (5 extra entries)

3. Follow me on Twitter . (2 extra entries)

4. Enter any of my other giveaways (more giveaways added soon) or comment on any M.O.M posts. (1 extra entry each)

5. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a tweet link in your comment.  (extra entry daily)

6. Vote for me daily We're on the Fence (right side of my blog and can be done daily)

                        Good Luck!!!

      Please leave an email address in ALL comments. This giveaway ends May 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm. I will pick a winner using and email the winner. Winner will have 72hours to contact me with their name and address which I will forward to Bling Strands.

   Although this giveaway was possible by Lisa from It's A Glam Thing all opinions are my own. Just because my daughers and I love Bling Jewels doesn't mean you will.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Giveaway Grabber Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks “Win & Give” Program: Win a XO Laptop!!

Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks “Win & Give” Program: Win a XO Laptop!!

  Now through the end of May your child could win an XO Laptop from specially marked Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks. How great is that? Even better, for every laptop won Betty Crocker will donate a matching laptop to deserving kids in Africa.
  These laptops are build rugged, which being a mommy of 5, it's something we could really use in our house. I'm always so scared to let my kids on our laptop in fear that something might happen. It would only take one easy little accident and POW no more laptop.
  I think I'll run out to the store for some Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks for the kids' lunch. Before I do that though I'm heading on over to Misaventures In Baby Raising and let me tell you why. She is giving one of these great laptops away and we all have until May  16th to enter.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Anniversary Flight

So How Cool Is He.....
On May 1st 2011 my husband and I had been married 12 yrs.
For two weeks leading up to "our big day" my hub kept telling me he had a surprise for me. The only thing he would tell me is that I needed to have the camera charged and we were dropping the kids off at Grandma's house for a couple of hours. I had no clue what he had planned but I didn't ask either. I'm good at guessing his surprises but I thought I'd let him trick me just this once.  I figured we were going on one of our little adventure walks and I'd be taking nature pictures (which I LOVE to do)
                             On April 27th I had to have surgery on my foot and I asked my hub if this was going to put a damper on his little plan. He said he had called "The Place" and asked if I'd still be able to do our little "adventure" with a walking boot on and they okayed it.
                                 So then came the big day....May 1st. I woke up that morning camera charged! We loaded up the kids and took them to grandma's house. My 16yr old son said he wished he could go and he was jealous. I really had no clue what was planned but my hub kept saying "Boy it's windy out today". Hummmmm why did he care it was so windy?
After the drop off of the kids we went for "our drive" to the "Special place". As he drove I kept thinking "what in the world does he have planned". Well, then there was a turn off that said "Mt Joy Airport". I looked at him with a strange look and asked "Are we Flying?" His response with a little evil smile was "We ARE flying" Okay, my heart dropped and I'm sorry to say I was scared shitless .
As we pulled in I see this itty bitty plane and the wind was just whipping around us. My heart was pounding and I kept thinking "Great, I'm gonna die on our anniversary."
So here I am, just having surgery a few days before, trying to climb into this itty bitty plane trying to look grateful. I thought it was so cool my hub would plan such a thing but did I mention I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE!!!
The plane takes off and my heart is pounding. I'm trying to smile and I think I had a death grip on my camera (knuckles were turning white. yeah, as if the camera was going to save me). So we are up in the air and did I mention IT WAS WINDY AS HELL!!!! Yep, every gust of wind we could feel and I'd lose my stomach. I knew we were going to be flying for about a half and hour and I think I was counting the minutes. I just wanted back on the ground where I knew it was safe.
The pilot knew I was a bit scared and he was great. He was trying to joke about positive G forces and neg. G forces and he could show me what a neg G was if I wanted him to. Yeah, okay mister pilot, just fly this thing and get me down.
Well, once we landed I hobbled out of the plane, took some pictures of the plane and would have kissed the ground had my hub not been standing there. Within five minutes of landing I thought it was the coolest thing ever. How awesome is my husband!!!! I couldn't believe he went to all that trouble to make it a special day for me. It was definitely a day I will never forget and was one of the best days of my life!!!

Notice the smile once I was safe on the ground