Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dry Idea AdvancedDry Fresh Deodorant Review & Giveaway

Deodorant is definitely something we all need, right? There's nothing worse than being near someone with bad body odor. Ugh. I know I would never want that to be me! Recently I had the chance to try out Dry Idea AdvancedDry antiperspirant & deodorant, in the Fresh scent. 

Normally I prefer invisible solids, not roll on, but this one was great! It went on smoothly and dried quickly. The scent is very faint when applied, but it did keep me fresh and dry all day long. 

It's hypoallergenic and comes in 3 varieties with 4 scent options. Roll on is available in unscented, powder fresh, fresh and regular. There's also a clear gel version that is available in unscented, fresh and powder fresh. There's even an aerosol option if you prefer! And they all of offer up to 72 hours of protection.

In addition to my giveaway, right now you can also enter to win $500 in the Never Let Them See You Sweat Sweepstakes! One will win $500 and 10 will win $50! Hurry over & enter, but don't forget to enter my giveaway, too!

Now, 3 lucky readers will win a coupon for a FREE Dry Idea product!

I'm trying out Rafflecopter for the first time, I hope this works!

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Giveaway will remain open until 4/4. Please make sure I have a way to contact you!

Dry Idea brand provided me with a free sample of their Dry Idea AdvancedDry Fresh brand antiperspirant and deodorant so I could review it. However, all thoughts & opinions expressed are 100% my own.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Thrifting with a Friend

I have a friend that I used to work with, and every now & then, we'd spend our lunch break thrifting. Well, it's been a long time since we did that, so we decided to get together and spend a day doing just that. Thrifting. And I think it's something we'll definitely have to plan again. We hit a few different stores around town, and this is what I found.

This old desk diary from 1956. I love old books, and this one's never been used. It's from  a chain of wholesale grocers.

There's a page like this for each day and they all have a different product listed. 

I really like when I find an old book and I happen to like the topic. This one isn't really old, it's from the 60's or 70's. But I liked the color and the illustration on the side.

Then I found this old Shakespeare book from 1927.

I liked this vintage box of gummed stars. I just hate that the thrift wrote the price on the front of the box! So annoying.

This old Astro label maker had a roll of gold tape in it, and it works! Now I just need to find some new tape.

The clipboard was cheap, and I needed it. I'm thinking about hanging some in Layla's & Morgan's room to hang some little prints from.

I purchased this shaker to hold my bakers twine. It was $1.50. So cheap, but then I went to the Dollar Tree and saw they have them for $1. Oops!

I love vintage linens and I thought this pink was cute. Plus, this trip was before Valentine's Day, so I thought I could maybe use this for decorating.

Now, when I saw these, I wasn't sure what they were. It was folded up and taped, and I think the tape said napkin. Maybe towel, I can't remember. I just really liked the colors and pattern. When I got home and opened it, I realized there were two of them!

And then I flipped them over and discovered the original stickers still attached! They have a few yellow spots, and now I can't decide if I want to remove the stickers and wash them, or leave as is!

When thrifting, I always check the blanket section in hopes of finding a great afghan or quilt. No quilts, but this one thrift had several afghans. The tape said $5 each, so I pulled these two down and asked my friend which I should get. The guy said, how about $1 each? So I took both!

How could you pass these up for $1 each?

What about you, have you found anything good lately?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Running Out? Run In. Publix Gift Card Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Publix gift card giveaway! The winner is: 

Comment #20, Kaity Storer


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Running Out? Run In - $25 Publix Gift Card Giveaway *CLOSED*

Like I said before, Publix is my favorite grocery store. And they are back with another fabulous promotion. This one is called Running Out? Run In. It's a great time to stock up on some of your favorite brands from General Mills and Proctor & Gamble, including Cheerios, Charmin & Crest. Not only are there coupons available in the store, but you can also earn a $5 Publix gift card, just by purchasing these great brands! But hurry, because this promo ends in a few days (March 20 to be exact).

Now, how would you like to win a $25 Publix gift card?

To Enter:
 1. Visit the Running Out? Run In site and tell me which of the brands shown is your favorite. (mandatory).
2. Become a public follower of my blog, or let me know that you already are. (optional).

Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry and that I have a way to contact you. Either through your profile, or leave your email in your comment. Giveaway will remain open until Friday, March 22.

Good luck!

The information, products and General Mills gift pack were provided by General Mills and Publix® through MyBlogSpark. However, thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Layla's Lego Friends Birthday

I really cannot believe it's been almost a year since Layla's 8th birthday and that I never blogged about it. Since Morgan's just passed and Layla's is next month, I thought I'd go ahead & get this out of the way.

Layla loves Lego's, so last year she requested a Lego Friends themed party. They are pretty new, so there isn't a lot of pre-made stuff available. For her invitations, I decided to make them myself. I blogged about that here.

This picture is so horrible I almost hate to post it, but it's all I managed to get. There isn't really any where else I can put our table for the party, than in front of this window. That makes pictures really hard. Those colored rectangles in the back were meant to be Lego bricks. I made them from thin sheets of foam, but it was too hard to cut the circles out. So I just pressed some circles in to the foam. You can't see it in the photo though. For some reason, these pictures didn't post well, if you click on them, they are much clearer.

Party fail. If I had gotten them finished sooner than the day of the party, I could have tried something else. Oh well I guess.

I had trouble deciding on a cake, she ended up liking the Lego bricks. I made the cake board a little too large. Oops. I used some of her Lego Friends toys to help decorate.

These are chocolate covered vanilla wafers. After they were covered & dry, I went back over each one and piped on the tops of the bricks.

These are solid chocolates made using a mold. Super easy & you can pretty much find a mold for any theme!

My second try with cake pops. I was so happy when I was dipping them and they were turning out smooth! And then they started cracking. :( So many of the tutorials I have read say to freeze them before coating. I did them the same both times but they only cracked this time. What went wrong?

The colored sticks were purchased from Cakes & Kids, Too.

The Fill-A-Bowl made an appearance again, this time filled with Lego bricks from the kids stash.

I also made minifigure head marshmallow pops. Not perfect, but I thought they were still cute.

I used pink Kool-Aid for the drink dispenser.

And we also had matching sodas.

Out on the porch, I set up a station for the kids to make Lego jewelry. I had hearts for the girls and solid rectangle pieces for the boys.

I punched out solid cardstock circles to make the goody bags look like Lego bricks.

Of course her presents from us had to match!

To keep the kids entertained they swam and played in the yard.

Layla with her cake.

And of course I had to make another version of the Rainbow Slush.

And I always pre-scoop the ice cream. It's so much faster & easier!

For fun, I dyed each cake to match the color Lego brick it was.

My kiddos enjoying their cake & ice cream.

It was a great party, I just really wish I had been able to get better photos.

Stay tuned because we just had Morgan's birthday last weekend, that should be posted soon. Plus I have several more giveaways coming, including Purex, a $25 Publix gift card, Carmex & more!

Linked to: Catch-as-Catch-Can at My Repurposed Life, Friday Favs at Nap Time Crafters, Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home, Delicately Constructed Friday at delicateCONSTRUCTION, Sundae Scoop at I Heart Naptime


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