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!