Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone out there!!!! :)

Stay safe and may this new year be a blessing to you all!

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Have you heard of ProjectLife365 before?

My cousins wife posted about finding out about it and that her and their oldest daughter were going to take part next year. So I looked into it to see what it was. Basically you are taking a picture a day for a whole year! They give you a prompt for each day and you take a picture of what that prompt means to you. Then you can post your pictures somewhere for people to see or just keep them in your own personal photo library - its up to you.

Would anyone be interested in seeing my year of pictures on here? Maybe a once a week post of the pictures for that week? I am really excited about doing this! I've been doing the photo a day for December that a friend of mine told me about and it has been really fun to do random photos of things :)

Have any of you done something like this before? How did it go for you? Will anyone be joining me by participating this year?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours. May this holiday season be safe and a happy one for all of you!

And remember the real meaning of Christmas - to celebrate Jesus' birth.

Be safe this holiday season!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Post-Christmas Sale!!!!

Look for 24 hours of great deals the day after Christmas!!!!

December 26th you will find 10% off all of the Lilla Rose product line and free shipping on orders $24.00 or more.

Sale hours will be based on the Pacific Time zone - midnight to midnight.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December BirchBox

Its December BirchBox time!!!! :) This month's theme is All Wrapped Up!

From BirchBox:
It's no surprise that we think half the fun of the holiday's is wrapping and unwrapping gifts. That's why this month's BirchBox looks particularly festive - we took inspiration from all those pretty presents! We're sampling lovely products that will help you look and feel your best, whether you're heading to an ice skating party or a glam gala.

Monday, December 10, 2012

December ipsy Glam Bag!

Surprisingly my December ipsy Glam bag came in the mail this afternoon! I just got an email this morning with my tracking number, so I was very surprised when I checked the mail and saw it there!

The theme this month is Haute Holiday. The bag this month...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas

Some places to shop for Christmas Gifts this year...

Lilla Rose - hair accessories (flexi-clips, hair sticks, head bands, o-rings, you-pins, bobby pins) and decorative badge holders

To get your items in time for Christmas, place your orders by...

December 10th for Ground Mail Domestic
December 17th for Priority Mail Domestic
December 22nd for Express Mail Domestic

December 14th for UPS Ground
December 20th for UPS 2nd Day Air
December 21st for UPS Next Day Air

Rebecca's Boutique - jewelry (earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets) and accessories

Deborah and Co - Fashion without Compromise (woman, maternity, and girls clothing)
Custom made items need to be ordered by/on December 8th to guarantee delivery before Christmas. - lots of gift options to choose from

Monday, December 3, 2012

Looking for a gift?

Looking for a gift? I now have a lot more of the flexi-clips and more headbands that I sell as an Independent Lilla Rose Consultant in stock! They are all for sale! I will be taking pictures of them if anyone is interested in seeing them as well. I am willing to ship to wherever you are as well (including Canada).

If you are local to me and want to try out a clip to see what size would work best for you, see the clips, hair sticks or headbands, I would be super happy to show them  all to you and let you try them out.

I love the clips, headbands, and hair sticks and am sure you (or any female in your life) will too!!

Free Shipping until 2013 & a Free Gift!

My online jewelry store, Rebecca's Boutique, is now offering Free Shipping on all orders over $50 until 2013! As well as free shipping, if your order is over $50 you automatically get a Free Gift included with your order!

My goal with my store is to try to keep the prices as reasonable as I can, which to me is $30 and under. There are a few pieces over $30 but not too many. If there is a certain type of jewelry you are looking for, let me know and I can see if I can make something like you would like available in my store. There are always specials and sales going on as well. There are earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and other accessories for sale.

Hurry over now and order some gifts for those ladies (or guys) in your life! :)

Results! Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

Alrighty folks, I finished up my 20 days of using the Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips. I received this product to try out from being a member of Influenster.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Bonus - Free gift with purchase series

Meet Marlee, the first offering in our Holiday Bonus series. To get this beautiful piece of jewelry - spend $50 or more over at my boutique and it is yours for FREE!

The luxe, unique, golden halter bit link, the multi-chain look, and that smoky topaz baguette stone has us drooling!

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

I belong to a website called Influenster. Recently I was chosen to participate in trying out Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips.

I have never tried any product like this before, so when I opened the box and saw what was in it I was really excited to give them a try and see how they worked on my teeth. I do have some discoloration on my teeth from over the years, whose teeth don't though honestly.

The Whitestrips are very easy to use. You use them once a day for 20 days - a strip on your bottom teeth, a strip on your top teeth, leave on for 30 minutes, then remove, and you are done until the next day.

I have been very pleased with the results so far. Because of Thanksgiving and some dental work I had to have done, I had to miss a couple days, so my 20 days is almost up. When I am done I will be posting before and after pictures for you all to see!

And remember, If You're Not Whitening, You're Yellowing, and who wants yellow teeth? I have a good feeling I will be adding these into my dental routine. Head out and give these a try! You will not be sorry that you did :)

Have you tried these before? What did you think of them?

** I received this product complimentary through Influenster **

Sleep? What's That?!?!

To my readers who have kids... Does anyone have any experience with a child, specifically a 2 year old, who wakes up a minimum of once every single night?

(not my child)

Our daughter turned 2 in October. She has been waking up at least once a night, every single night, though normally it is more like 2+ times. I just don't know what to do or try or anything. She wakes up and since she is in a regular bed, gets out and call us or starts to cry or a combo of both. Sometimes she goes back to sleep fairly easily (with me rocking her) but other times she is up for 30+ minutes until she finally goes back to sleep. I cannot remember the last time I/we slept the whole night without her waking me/us up at some point. It is seriously like having a newborn in the house again some nights.

Have you had this with your kids? If so, what have you done? What's helped? What hasn't helped? Just a stage that she will outgrow? Other suggestions?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another Black Friday Sale

Deborah & Co. is having a Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale!

All of their custom made skirts are 15% off. Our full length layering shells are $5.00 off. We are offering free shipping (Within the USA) on orders of $100.00 and more.

Black Friday SALE!

Lilla Rose Black Friday Sale!!!! 

Friday 11/23 from midnight (12am) through 11:59pm PST.

All items will be 20% off! Also, if you order is over $50 you receive Free Shipping! Orders placed through my party also receive the discounts and free shipping. Wonderful time to get some Christmas gifts or some pretty things for yourself.

Party link:

My website:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 16

Day 16 - today I am so thankful for the beautiful day it is outside! For the beautiful, clear blue sky, the warm sun shining down on us and making the various colors of the leaves that are still left on the trees shine bright! It is chilly out, but wow, is it ever beautiful! :) Have the blinds open in our house letting the warm, bright sun shine in :)

Adoption fundraiser - online auction

Head over to and support good friends of ours!

They are raising money to adopt a child. All monies raised during this online auction will be put towards the adoption fund.

The auction runs Today through Sunday 11/28 at 10pm EST, so hurry over while there is time and support this wonderful family with their desire to add a child to their family! Lots of great things to place bids on too!!!! :)

Deborah & Co. Free Shipping!

Free Shipping from Deborah & Co

Today Friday 11/16 - Saturday 11/17 ONLY

On orders of $75 or more! All items are handmade!

Available for Women are...

Maternity items...
Nursing Cover

Girl items...


Hurry over now and place your orders today! :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 15

Day 15 - Today I am thankful for 2 reliable vehicles! I don't know what we would do without them.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November BirchBox

Its November BirchBox time!!!! This month's box is all about giving: giving thanks, giving back, and giving treats.

This month BirchBox is supporting The Art of Elysium, learn more at

Included in the box this month is a Holiday 2012 Gift Guide. Various gifts for women, men, and anyone. They have a category and then 3 items that go along with that category as gift suggestions, such as Gift Fun: Royal Rose Cocktail Syrup, John Allan's Sport Conditioning Shampoo, and John Varvatos  Star USA Holiday Gift Set along with the prices you can purchase them for.

November Thankfulness Day 14

Day 14 - today I am thankful for the beautiful blue sky and warm sun shining down on us!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Ipsy Glam Bag

Woohoo, my November Ipsy Bag just arrived today! I love when I get mail just for me :) Always so exciting to open it and see what is in there too. I try to not look at the sneak peeks they give or log in before I get it so it is a surprise.

This month's theme is "Party Perfect".

The bag is a pretty dark brown bag with a gold zipper on it. Reminds me almost of a clutch handbag, which I'm sure you could use it for that!

November Thankfulness Day 13

Day 13 - as we prepare to head to my 5 year olds dentist appointment, I am reminded how thankful I am for all of our insurance!

Monday, November 12, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 12

Day 12 - today I am thankful for the various opportunities in life God makes available for us!

Free Shipping

My online Jewelry Boutique is having Free Shipping going on now on all orders of $50 or more!!

Hurry over to now before the free shipping special ends!

There are lots of great, affordable pieces to choose from - earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories that will add as much or as little flare you want to any outfit!

Questions? Just ask :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 11

Day 11 - today, on Veteran's Day, I am thankful for all of our veteran's and to all those currently serving in the military!

My uncle just got back from his second time Afghanistan and my cousin is currently over there for his second time (father and son, FYI!).

I am just so thankful for all those men and women that have served and currently serve our country and thank you for fighting for our freedom!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 10

Day 10 - today I am thankful for well stocked grocery stores to buy food for my family and for the funds to be able to do so!

Friday, November 9, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 9

Day 9 - I am thankful for the other kids my kids get to be around and play with :) I love watching them all playing together and having a fun time together!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Lilla Rose is offering Free Shipping on all orders $20 and more! But only for 3 days!

Thursday November 8, Friday November 9, and Saturday November 10

Hurry over now and place your orders :)
I am an independent Lilla Rose consultant

November Thankfulness Day 8

Day 8 - I am thankful for the freedom to homeschool! While we go through a cyber charter school, I am able to teach our kindergartener at home and LOVE being his teacher! We will do the same with our 2 year old when she gets old enough. I'm thankful for knowing so many people who also homeschool to turn to for support and questions when needed as well.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 7

Day 7 - today I am thankful for my husbands fairly secure job! I'm thankful that it provides just enough for us and is a pretty stable position. He is so awesome at his job too! :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 6

Day 6 - today I am thankful for a good nights sleep for the past couple nights!!!! It was so needed by my husband and I! Thankful both of our kids have been sleeping better. Makes for much smoother days here at home and very less grouchy mommy :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Party!!!! :)

Party Announcement :) :) :) :)

November Thankfulness Day 5

Day 5 - Today I am thankful for my friends. I don't have a lot of close friends, but am so thankful for the ones I do have. I know I can turn to them about anything and everything just as they know they can do the same with me!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 4

Day 4 - today I am thankful for our wonderful church. Great church, wonderful services and people, great children's and youth ministry!

After we got married and moved here we were church hunting, tried out several. Went to a local very large church with one of my husbands then-co-worker, and afterwards he said if it was too big we should try out McBIC. So the next Sunday we did and have been there ever since :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 3

Day 3 - I am thankful that I am able to stay at home with our two kids! I am so happy that we have been able to make it work so I am able to stay at home with the kids and homeschool as well!

Is it a struggle some times in various ways? Yes. Do I want/need a break some times? Yes. But would I change anything?? NO WAY! :)

Love my kids, love my husband and thankful for his job and for working and supporting our family. And so blessed to be able to able to stay home with our kids!

Friday, November 2, 2012

November Thankfulness Day 2

Day 2 - I am thankful for our new house! We were certainly blessed with finding this house as we never thought we would be able to afford one like it - but was just the right price and with interest rates the way they are we could! Thank you Lord! We have just the right amount of room for the 4 of us, it is safe and secure, protects us from the weather. Its an older house so it has its quarks, but that just gives us a list of things to eventually do with it :) We have room in it to have people over and not be all cramped in too! This house is a blessing and is a house we envision living in for a long, long time!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Thankfulness: Day 1

I have seen this done on Facebook the last several years but have never participated. So I thought maybe this year I would participate, but do so via my blog :) If you have never seen this before, every day for the month of November you write something you are thankful for.

Day 1 - today I am so thankful for my family! I am so blessed with my loving husband and with our two great kids! I couldn't imagine life without them! My parents are other family members I am thankful for. They have always been there for us and we know we can always know they will be there for us. Also thankful for my in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other wonderful family members I became related to after marrying my husband! <3

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration

I recently joined a website called BzzAgent and was sent samples of Burt's Bees Intense Hydration products to try out!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Christmas Shopping!

Who is ready for Christmas????


Potty Training - those two words that you know as a parent you will eventually face! So I thought I would share with you all what I did/used with both of my kids and how it worked for us.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Giveaway at The Modest Mom Blog

Go and check out the huge giveaway going on at The Modest Mom Blog!

The giveaway comes because of the launch of their new website Deborah & Co.: Fashion Without Compromise. She creates modest, cute, and feminine clothing for women (regular sizes and maternity sizes) and girls.

One person will win the entire giveaway! The prizes altogether would retail over $250! There are many ways and chances to enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter listed on the website.

Head over and enter for your chance to win some awesome prizes!!!! :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Influenster Relaunch!

I belong to a website called Influenster . Have you ever heard of it before?

If not, here is some information about Influenster.  They love people who love to give their opinions of products and experiences! Their website is free to join. However you do have to be invited to join now, which is a new feature since they relaunched their new and improved website. As a member you get to earn badges of various types - based on you! There are a variety of ways you go about earning badges. This site gives you a chance to try products at times and then, through a variety of ways tell your friends, family, and other people about the product(s) you tried! You get to share information with people who are interested in the same type of things you are!

Friday, October 19, 2012

October BirchBox

October BirchBox! and Birchbox teamed up this month to put together a special sample box. is their go-to resource for lifestyle inspiration. Whether it's a wholesome (and delicious!) recipe or a tip-packed city guide, they have the inside scoop on all things wonderful. This month they helped put together a collection of must-try essentials.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October Ipsy Bag (formally MyGlam)

October Ipsy Bag (formally MyGlam)

The bag this month is a black and white zig-zag lines with a bright red zipper - super cute! The theme for the bag was Hello, Bombshell!

Lilla Rose Sale!

Lilla Rose is having a SALE!!!!

4 days only, starting Thursday 10/18 thru Sunday 10/21

15% off black and skull themed items
10% off all regular items

Visit my website today

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Being a mom...

I am a stay at home mom to 2 kids - ages 5 and 2. And I love it!

My husband and I were talking yesterday and it made me realize how blessed we are that I am able to stay home with the kids full time. Is it stressful some...most...days? Oh yeah! But would I trade it? No way!

I also homeschool our 5 year old (kindergarten). We go through the PA Cyber Charter School. I LOVE doing this as well. Love the flexibility we have with schooling and that I am the main one teaching him and helping him learn.

I have really come to realize lately how much I love being here at home with the kids and how blessed we really are! We have two wonderful, healthy kids, each with their own little personalities :) Now I do know staying at home is certainly not for everyone. I will admit we struggle some months, but God has blessed us in many ways so I am able to continue staying here with the kiddos and being a homemaker :) I am loving watching my kids grow up and am excited to see how our family is changing with our kids getting older - how much more we can do now, seeing them playing together more...Makes my heart happy.

Loving life right now and just felt like I needed to share.

Gifts anyone?

Thinking about starting your Christmas shopping early? Someone have a birthday or anniversary or another special day coming up and you would like to get a gift for them?

Check out

for all your gifting needs for any special female in your life! :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jewelry Sale!!

Like jewelry? Like a sale? How about a sale on jewelry!! Go check out my jewelry boutique sale going on now. It will last for a week! Up to 70% off selected pieces!

Why a sale you ask? Because of YOU! You, our customers, give us that warm, inspired feeling. Without you, our world doesn't turn. We don't have any excuse to look at jewelry all day long. The sparkle doesn't happen. So, here's to great style, fabulous customers, and just-because sales. Now go get yourself a treat!

Please let me know if you have any questions about my boutique or if you would like more information on having your own online jewelry boutique.

Happy shopping!! :) :)

September MyGlam

My September MyGlam bag arrived today! Woohoo! This is another item I so look forward to coming each month - something just for me to enjoy, for the most part! My daughter is getting old enough I can put nail polish on her toes now, which she loves :)

September Birchbox!

Its time for the reveal of what came in my September Birchbox!!!! I love when I go to the mailbox, open it up and see the pretty pink box inside just waiting for me to grab it and open it up :) And yes, this month I opened the pretty pink outside box before getting a picture - oops!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Lilla Rose Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to the Lilla Rose Giveaway Winner...

Stacy L!

A big THANK YOU to all who entered the giveaway!

If anyone ever has any questions or would like more information on any Lilla Rose products, hosting a party, or becoming an independent Lilla Rose consultant, please contact me at any time! :)

Congratulations again Stacy!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blogs I love to follow :)

Thought I would share a few blogs (in no particular order) that I enjoy following :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to school time is here again!

Do you have kids? Then you know what this time of the year means - back to school time! Well, even if you don't have kids you know it's back to school time when seeing buses around again :)

First a HUGE thank you to all the teachers out there - teachers at regular schools and those who teach at home too :)

I am excited for next week to come!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Like jewelry?

Do you like jewelry?

Check out my boutique!

You will see stylish new finds from emerging designers and on-trend house brands. All hand-picked, and all at up to 60% off. You will find necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and more! Go grab some style!

Monday, August 13, 2012

August Birchbox

My August Birchbox arrived today. I always get so excited when I see the box in the mail :)

This month the box theme was Beauty School Supply Kit. They are working with Pencils of Promise this month. All month, Birchbox will donate 15% of proceeds from the Birchbox shop to Pencils of Promise with their goal to be able to build a school in Central America. It only takes $25,000 to build a school! Visit for more information on this organization.

Ready for Fall?

Are you ready for fall?

Check out these fall items by Lilla Rose! They will add fall flair to any outfit!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lilla Rose News....

There will be new Lilla Rose products coming online at the end of this week: a new Badge Holder and two more Hair Stick styles! The Badge Holder will reflect one of our current Flexi Clips with the brilliant colors of red, gold, brass and rust. The Hair Sticks will delight your eyes (and hair) with the same fall colors. I am so excited to see what these new products look like!

Also, for the month of August if you host a party, any person that places an order with you of over $20 gets free shipping!! How great is that?! If you are interested in or would like more information about hosting a party, let me know :)

The August flexi clip of the month is called the Treasures of the Sea clip - very pretty! Limited supply in 6 different sizes. In honor of the Olympics the Dazzling Sparkling Firewaorks flexi clip is still being sold. There is also a limited supply of that clip in 6 different sizes. Be sure to watch the sizing video and look at the sizing chart before ordering a flexi clip so you get the correct size for your hair. 

Flexi clips work on ALL hair types and lengths! And they look so pretty in your hair, especially compared to elastic hair bands and the plastic clips. All the products are very well made and will last you a long time! Simple to use and will keep your hair looking nice all day long :)

Note: I am an independent Lilla Rose consultant

Air conditioning

I think I took central air for granted! Well, at least well-working central air. Our new house was built in the 60s and has an older AC unit which isn't very effective, as well as not much insulation in the attic so it has been warmer in the house compared to what we were used to. So trying to figure out ways to cool the house and keep it cool without having a humongous electric bill from the AC running most of the day. We bought a fan to run near an air vent to try to get the cool air out in the main living area as well as to help circulate the air more. And tonight we taped the drapes to the wall so that all the air isn't going up them to the windows and into the rooms instead. Trip to Lowes tomorrow for vent deflectors! :)

What are your tips to keeping a house cool in the summer? We have the heat and humidity here in PA! But I refuse to complain about a warm house and just be thankful for semi-cool house to live in and be thankful for this new home we have been blessed with :)


My August Birchbox is on its way!! This month I will be doing a review of the products included in my Birchbox as well as MyGlam :) If it's like normal MyGlam should be shipped out in the next few days :) Always exciting waiting for those to arrive to see what I get and try the products out.

On another note, finally getting all settled into our new house. The kids seem to be adjusting well thankfully. Thanks to my parents we got so much put away in only 2-2.5 days! I was shocked with how fast we were able to get the main living spaces unpacked. Still have boxes to sort through, but not as daunting as it seemed Saturday when it all was being moved in. Had so much help we got everything from our apartment and from the storage unit moved into the house in just under 4 hours!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My little alarm clocks

Do you have kids? If so, are they early risers?

Our kids tend to be early risers. This morning the boy was up at 5:50, he agreed to lay back down for a while and fell back to sleep for 30 more minutes. The girl slept until 7:30 today! On our week long vacation to the beach in June, they were both up by/around 6:30 almost every morning!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This weekend we will be moving, again, finally.

20 Second Hair Quiz

The 20 Second Hair Quiz

1. Do you have trouble finding hair accessories that are comfortable, or that will hold your hair?

2. Are you tired of your same old plastic claw clip or plain elastic hair band?

3. Do you wish it were possible to do an hairstyle in thirty seconds and look beautiful?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then a Flexi-Clip is for you! Check out

July BirchBox

For July, BirchBox and Glamour Magazine teamed up to create a multi-sensory experience box! Every product included would fit with one of the 5 senses (see, hear, taste, touch, smell)

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 (0.07 fl oz/2.3 mL)

Stila Lip Glaze in color Lights (0.05 fl oz/1.5 mL)

July MyGlam

Here is what I received in my July MyGlam bag. I really liked everything included in the bag this month. There wasn't anything I would not use.

This is the cute little bag everything came in

Monday, July 30, 2012

MyGlam and Birchbox

I thought I would share something I treat myself to every month! MyGlam bag and BirchBox. I love getting these each month, something I really look forward to. Both are $10/month.

MyGlam - you get 4-5 sample beauty products each month that come in a makeup bag

BirchBox - each month you receive a box of 4-5 generous-sized beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples.

I have never been into makeup very much, so both of these have allowed me to get samples of products I would have never bought on my own and give them a try to see if I like them and just to try new products. BirchBox isn't always makeup related. Like this month, for example, I received a Larabar and neon earbuds. Some things I have gotten over the past couple months between the two are perfume samples, nail polish, lipstick, eye liner, face-care products, and hair-care products, just to name a few. They are both fun to get and things that, for the most part, are just for me to enjoy!

Want more information? Visit:

Blogging? Sure! Why not!

Welcome to my blog - Rebecca's Ramblings. I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while, so finally decided to go ahead and do it!

I will be posting on a wide variety of topics, so you never know what my ramblings will be about :)

Enjoy reading!