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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

All About Dad.... And The Yankees.

Today I am technically giving my father his father's day gift. Yes, it is a tad bit late- but I think it's totally worth the wait.

You may ask, how did I get him a gift seeing as how I have $7.00 in my bank account and I am unemployed. Well, I won FREE. YANKEES. SUITE. TICKETS.

Yes, you read that correctly. My father and I are going to the Yankee Game tonight! I entered him into the Lord & Taylor "Take Dad Out To The BallGame" Contest and he actually was one of the 8 winners! I couldn't believe it. What a perfect Father's Day gift!



The last time my father was at a Yankee Game- it was probably close to 10-12 years ago. He took my grandfather. They LOVED IT! Even though that was such a long time ago, I remember it clearly. I'm happy I can be able to take my father to a game like he did his. I hope we have fun. I've never been in a Yankee Suite before. EVER. So this should be an experience.

Keep your fingers crossed it is not horrible weather tonight. We are actually supposed to get thunderstorms tonight. I will be so mad if it is a long rain delay haha. Oh well. It happens, right? :)

I hope all of you have an amazing day! I know we will! <3
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Going to the Chapel Blog Hop June 30-July2nd

Hello All! I hope you are having a fabulous day today!

I will be participating in this great event going on from June 30- July 2nd! Woo Hoo! We all know how I love anything wedding related... especially now that I'm in the begining stages of planning my own wedding.


I am super excited for this. There will be 25 blogs for you to hop through and see what amazing prizes they will be offering! Who doesn't love free stuff?

Well, you can guess what I'm going to be giving away for this giveaway? Possibly an item from Jewels for Hope? You got it! I'll be giving away a gorgeous necklace- but unfortunately I will not spill the beans now and show you what it looks like. Your going to have to come back on June 30th to see what I'm giving away.

There will also, POSSIBLY, be a suprise gift package I will giveaway along with the necklace. I'm trying to pull something together special for all of you fabulous readers. So fingers crossed that works out ha ha.

Come on back June 30th to join the fun! Woo Hoo!!!!
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Why, thank you CongressWoman!

My house is a little crazy. We are an extremely loud family, we joke around A LOT, and there will always be a sarcastic tone coming out of my father or myself at any given moment.

The other day, my mom went out and got the mail like usual. She comes back inside, sorts through it, and startes reading (to herself) a letter.

All of a sudden she yells, "Frank, you have to see this letter a congresswoman sent me!"

Sarcasticly, my father replies "right, a "congress woman" sent YOU a letter? YOU SPECIFICALLY".

My mother startes to read " Dear Ms. D'Andrea, I recently read the New Haven Register's featured article about you and your business..."

MY FATHER BURSTS OUT IN LAUGHTER.

Who would have thought my mother would get a letter from a congresswoman?? She saw the article and wanted to thank my mother (Jewels for Hope) for all of the work she has done. I thought this was SO SWEET! Jewels for Hope has been recognized!

Here is the very kind letter Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro sent...



I am just thrilled that the article in the paper actually brought some recognition to Jewels for Hope. My mother really is a freakin saint and deserves so much! This letter brightened up our day!
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Yes, another Ebay Post.

Hi All!

As most of you know, I am still unemployed. Yes, I am. Its difficult and rough and anyone who is unemployed knows that it just sucks. Especially when you are not getting unemployment checks.

I am selling my stuff on ebay and just lowered my prices! There is a lot of nice stuff here, so I'm hoping to find it all a nice home! :)

Originally $298. I'm selling it for $170!
Check it out HERE


Originally sells for $228.00 I'm selling it for $130!
Check it out HERE

Originall $58! I'm selling for $30
Check it out HERE

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Originally $268. I'm selling for $140
Check it out HERE



Can you tell I like Coach?

And I like all of my readers so much, I am also GIVING AWAY this Coach Wristlet!


Enter My Giveaway: HERE!


Happy Sunday Everyone!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Free Samples? BE CAREFUL!

Ever since I entered the blogging world, I have been thrown into the world of Free Samples. You can browse through tons of bloggers who write about amazing free stuff you can get. It's like Christmas. We all know I love a free item... especially being unemployed- free is always the best way to go for me.

Even though I do love my freebies.... I am also EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS when using them. Here is why... Many Many MANY years ago, my mother used a free sample of shampoo. Now, this was when I was much younger- I want to say this was well over 10 years ago. My mother is not normally one to go after the "free sample" like I am. Its is just not her thing. But, she did try this free sample of shampoo. Turns out, she had a bad reation to something inside of the shampoo. Something that was NOT supposed to be there.

My mother was sick for MONTHS. All she did was lay on the couch. I know you don't know my mother, but she NEVER lays on the couch. She gets too antsy- she always has to be doing something. It was a horrible time, and I can't believe it actually happened to my mom. She was so sick for that time.... All from a "free" sample.

I'm not writing this post into scaring you not to use any free sample ever again - trust me, even though this did happen to my mother, I still use samples. Granted, I never go near a shampoo sample ha ha, but you could see why.

I just want to make you aware that this kind of stuff does happen and to just be careful. If your free sample looks like it has been tampered with, do not use it. If you do use a free sample- always keep the packaging a day or so just in case you actually need to reference it again. Just be careful. I wouldn't want something like this to happen to you.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm Back!

Hey all! It's been two days since my last post. We had out HUGE MEETING in the city on Tuesday, and then yesterday I decided all I wanted to do was lay around and relax. I didn't go anywhere except the gym and all I did was lay around with the fiance.

Your asking how my meeting went? Oh, thank you!


IT. WENT. AMAZING.

I still am in shock over it. Unfortunately, I can't even tell you much about it lol. What I can tell you is that I had to give a tiny presentation and I freaked out for days over it. I'm not kidding, I freaked out for DAYS. I have never really been in this type of setting before so I had no idea what to expect. I was a complete knot of nerves. You should have seen me in the car ride there! AH!

It actually went really well though. At least in my eyes it did. I gave a short 10 min presentation with the charms and they ended up keeping 3 of them! WOOHOOO. We still have no idea if they are going to use them- that's fine. We are now just playing the waiting game. All I know is that I have a really really good feeling about it. So I am staying positive.

Once I hear anything about this meeting, don't worry- you'll be one of the first to know! I am still just in shock over this ha ha.

So, today I must start my hardcore job hunt again. I put it on a TINY hold while I was preparing for this meeting. Now that it's over, back to hours on the computer job hunting. Wish me luck <3

Until then, Please enter my VERY LOW ENTRY Coach Wristlet Giveaway!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Coach Wristlet Giveaway!

Happy Monday!

The perfect way to start off a Monday, is to try and win an Authentic Coach Wristlet!

Because I love all my amazing readers so much, I wanted to giveaway something really special. And we all know I am somewhat of a label whore, so Coach was the way to go for this one!

Here is the fabulous wristlet I'll be giving away...




You likes?

Want to win? Well, there are TONS of ways to win this one folks! I am trying to help out my families social media sites for this giveaway (also including my GFC readership!) So here are the manyyyy ways to enter!


**Please leave a separate comment for each entry! Please remember to also leave your email address in case your profile is set to private!**

 
Mandatory Entry!

"Like" Jewels for Hope on Facebook! (1 Entry, please leave FB name)

Extra Entries!!

1. Follow me on GFC (found on right sidebar) (1 Entry)

2. Follow me on Network Blogs (found on right sidebar) (1 Entry)

3. Follow Jewels for Hope on twitter (1 Entry, please leave twitter name)

4. Subscribe to my emails (found on right sidebar) (2 Entries)

5. "Heart" Jewels for Hope on Etsy (1 entry)

6. "Heart" Hooked on Yarn CT on Etsy (1 entry)

7. "Like" Bliss Bridal on facebook (2 Entries- Leave FB name)

8. Tweet about this giveaway! Can be done 3 times daily, at least 1 hour apart (1 Entry, per tweet)(Please leave link)

9. Post this on Facebook once per day (2 Entries) (Please leave link)


**This Giveaway is only open to the US**

This giveaway will be open until July 10th at 11:59pm Est


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I love My Daddy-Father's Day Winner!

We have a winner for the I Love My Daddy Father's Day Giveaway! Thank you so much to everyone who entered!!!

Now, for the winner?



Karen!

Congrats!! WOOHOO!!!!!


Again, Thank you to everyone who entered, and a big thank you to all of my amazing sponsors!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

I Love My Daddy Giveaway- $236 Prize Package!

Welcome to I Love Daddy Giveaway event hosted by Makobi Scribe and co hosted by Jamie’s Precious Peas and Little YaYa’s . From June 15 at 9pm (Est) - June 19 at 11:59 PM (Est), we invite you to visit each participating blog where you will find many giveaways to honor Dad and celebrate Father’s Day.




Are you as excited about this as I am? I hope so! Now, let’s get right to it!

My prize package is worth up to $236 depending on which items you choose!

Here we go…..
One (1) Flask of your choice from Flask Mobb!
Retail Value: $21-$34
One (1) Tie of your choice from Tie Obsessed!
Retail Value: $18.95



THREE (3) T-shirts of your choice from Five Finger Tees!
Retail Value: $30.00


One (1) Rosary from Jewels for Hope!
Retail Value: $35.00
* Please note, the color may differ

One (1) Pillow of your choice from Cajun Moon Designs!
Retail Value: $17.00


One (1) Guitar Pic/Music Note Clock from Laurels Art!
Retail Value: $38.00


One (1) "Dad Rocks" Apron from Recycled Grace!
Retail Value: $27.00


One (1) DVD of “Role Models”- Courtesy of Moi <3
Retail Value: $12.00


**One (1) Anklet- Because even though this is Father’s Day, Mothers deserve a little something too! - From Jewels for Hope 
* Please note- anklet may be in different color, depending on size availability
Retail Value: $25.00


*** PLEASE REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOUR PROFILE IS SET TO PRIVATE!!! ***


MANDATORY ENTRY!
1. Follow me by GFC AND tell me what item your most excited about getting(1 Entry!)


EXTRA ENTRIES!!
Please note: not all sponsors have every method to enter


1. “Heart” each of the following shops on Etsy -- Jewels for Hope, Recycled Grace, Laurels Art, Cajun Moon Designs, Flask Mobb & Tie Obsessed. (1 Entry Per Shop)

2.  Follow each of the following shops on Twitter: Jewels for HopeFive Finger Tees, Cajun Moon Designs, Tie ObsessedRecycled Grace, and Laurels Art (1 Entry Per Shop) (Leave your twitter name please)

3. “Like” each of the following on Facebook: Recycled Grace, Cajun Moon Designs, Jewels for Hope, Flask Mobb, Laurels Art, Tie Obsessed, Five Finger Tees (1 Entry Per Shop) (Leave your FB name please)

4. Follow the following blogs on GFC (Publicly!): Laurels Art (1 Entry per blog)

5. Follow me by email and activate subscription! Can be found on my right sidebar (2 Entries!)

6. Tweet about this giveaway. Use tag #win4dad (can be done three times daily at least 1 hour apart- please leave your twitter link) (1 entry per tweet)

7. Post about this giveaway on your Facebook (can be done once per day- please leave your link) (2 entries per post)

8. Put my button up on your blog and leave your blog website (my button can be found on the right sidebar) (3 entries)


** This Giveaway is only open to the U.S. **

**Please be aware! Jewels for Hope; The Blog, I Love My Daddy Event or the I Love My Daddy Event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner we will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor please notify the blog you won a prize from within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

Now, Go Hop! Good Luck!!




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Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day everyone! I hope you all enjoy today!

Today's post will be somewhat short and sweet ha ha. First, I have to brag a bit because I'm really excited...

I entered my father into a contest through Lord and Taylor's facebook page to win TWO Yankees Suite Tickets VIP! Well... HE WON!!!!!!!!! So me and him are going to a Yankee Game on June 28th- first class baby. I am so excited! My father hasn't been to a Yankee game since he took my grandfather- which had to be at least 10 years ago.

I am so happy. And especially since I am unemployed and can't afford to get my father anything for fathers day- This is his gift! I'm thrilled! Don't worry- I'll totally take tons of pictures of the suite we're in at the game. And hopefully I won't drink too much and make a fool out of myself in front of all the highrollers :)


Now... I am so nervous about our meeting on TUESDAY. Yes, two days. So that is why today's post will be very short. I am getting together a presentation for the meeting. We got 100 surveys completed! Woohoo! Thank you to everyone who emailed me for the surveys. I will post the winner of the anklet next week :)

I hope everyone has an amazing father's day!

Don't forget- today is the LAST DAY to enter the Fathers Day Giveaway! You could win $236 worth of great items! GO ENTER!!!!
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

I'm turning into my mother.

I am turning into my mother. I always knew this day would come, I just didn't think it would be so soon.

We all know I do the marketing for our company, Jewels for Hope. I do the business end and I create the greeting cards. I have always been very happy with that- since both of those things actually make me happy. Well, I asked my mother to teach me how to do her signature style necklaces.

For days I practiced. Corey, the fiance, sat with me one night and said "I feel like I'm engaged to your mother. All you do is sit there any make jewelry". That was the moment I realized it. I am her now. It's official.

All of my hard work though has paid off. I am proud to present my first piece I am able to sell! I am so proud of myself because I think this piece is amazing. Yes, I am tooting my own horn- because I just can't believe I made this!


What do you think!?

It took me HOURS to make. My fingers felt numb after it and I had gotten torn apart from the wire. But, I love it. This piece makes me smile.

So now, along with acting like my mother, yelling loudly like my mother, looking like my mother, I now love to make jewelry like my mother. The world better look out.... this is not going to be good ha ha.

On that note.... I am through for now. I don't feel well. Of course I would get sick days before our HUGE MEETING in NYC. I am taking a ton of meds and laying in bed all day. Fingers crossed I feel better by Tuesday!

While I'm gone, feel free to enter myAMAZING FATHER'S DAY GIVEAWAY!
You could win some fantastic items!!!
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Desperately Low Entry Giveaway! Come and Enter!!!!

The big Father's Day Giveaway blog hop is open! And, my blog is not doing so well.... (*whommp whommppppp sound*) 

You have an amazzzzing chance to win some great prizes- especially since my blog has VERY low entries! Come help me please!

I do not want to hang my head in shame to all of my amazing sponsors. Don't you want to try and win? C'mon over!!!!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Great Giveaway! I Love My Daddy Giveaway Hop!

The I Love My Daddy Event has started!! Stop on by to win my prize package!

I am offering up to $236 in great prizes! You definitely want to come and enter! These are perfect for any man in your life (and some prizes are great for you fabulous ladies out there too!)

Click HERE to enter!

Happy Hopping!


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Don't forget about this Beauty Giveaway!

Hi All!

The big I Love My Daddy Giveaway hop starts in 4 minutes! But, don't forget- there is a very cute giveaway going on at A Blog From Blackpool! Show her some love too! Danielle just reached 100 followers and so she decided to give away some great products!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Desperately Need People for a Survey!

I posted a little while back that I really need your help to answer a VERY SHORT survey for charms.

I am asking again if anyone would please help me!!! :)

I will giveaway an anklet choosing the winner from random.org. So far, 6 people said they would do it- and only 1 has actually submited the form back to me.

I swear, the survey is super short and easy! We need women ages 8 and up!

*begging motion* PLEASE!!!!! :) :)

If you are interestedm or have a daughter that would say which charm she likes- please leave your email address in this comment. If you decide to do this I would appreciate it if I could have the survey back within 1-2 days.

Our big meeting in the city is in exactly 1 week from today! We really would love your feedback before we jump in there and show them the charms!

Thank you!
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Hospice & Parkinsons- and What That Means to Me!

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today is a pretty drab day so far in CT. It's rainy and nasty and an all around mess.

Today I decided I wanted to talk a little bit about Jewels for Hope; The Company. For all of you newbies out there, my mother and I have our own company- Jewels for Hope. My mother creates amazing handmade jewelry- and I promote it/market it/etc. My mother started this business while taking care of my grandmother, suffering from Parkinson's Disease and Dimentia.

For anyone who has ever been a caregiver for someone ill, you know how difficult it is and what a strain it can cause on yourself as well as your family. Now, my mother was amazing in taking my grandmother in. She took care of her for 7 years in our house, as well as about 3 years before that while my grandmother and my grandfather were rehabilitation center together.

Hospice was absolutely amazing with my grandmother. Even though for 4 out of the 7 years my grandmother lived with us I was at college half the time, I still know how amazing Hospice was. Hospice would come to our house every day towards the end- to take care of the hole my grandmother had accquired. They would change her bandages, and clean everything. I don't know how these people can do this. I give them SO much credit.

My mother gets weak in the knees when my sister and I talk about a cut-- so the fact that my grandmother had a gaping hole was out of the question for my mom! She would have never been able to do what Hospice did.

If you ever had to come in contact with Hospice, I hope they were as great to your loved one as they were to ours.

Since Hospice was so good to our family, Jewels for Hope started donating to them. This has been from the start of our company in 2009.

Recenetly, we changed things up.

We still donate to Hospice but the way we have done it is now a bit different. This is a brand new change for us and would love your feedback.

We have a section on our website called "Creations for a Cause". In this section, we donate 50% of the proceeds to the following organizations:

Hospice
American Parkinson's Association
Michael J Fox's Parkinsons's Research Foundation
Breast Cancer Research Foundation

We are starting to expand our donations, since there are just so many organizations out there that need help. We plan on adding a couple more before the summer is over.
Each organization has their own color code. Depending on which item sells, decides which organization the 50% goes to.

Color Code Chart:
Hospice- White, Blue
American Parkinson's Association- Red, White, & Blue
Michael J Fox's Parkinson's Research Foundation- Orange, White
Breast Cancer Research Foundation- Pink


Now, the big change in our company? We decided we want to start a fund that we will give to families in need of "a break" from taking care of their loved ones. Let me explain this a little more....

For every item sold that is not under the Creations for a Cause section, we will give at least 10% to someone who needs help. When my mother was taking care of my grandmother, Hospice came for 4 hours a day (2 in the morning, 2 at night) to give my mother some time to get out of the house- whether that be go get a cup of coffee, go to the grocery store- anything. Well, Hospice only gives a maximum of 4 hours. We know how expensive it is to get someone to help you for a full day if you had to go to a party or even just spend a day with your family.

We still are unsure of how we are going to get this money to a deserving person. We are thinking of possibly giving it to Hospice to pass on to someone- since they will obviously know the people who need this. We are still working out the kinks, since we literally just decided this about 2 weeks ago. This will be called Hope for Caregivers. I expect we will have everything worked out for this within the next month- so stay tuned to get all the details lol.

In honor of us changing up our donations, I would like to offer you all a 20% discount to our shop. Donating never looked so great! You really can make a difference with every item purchased.


Red, White and Blue Necklace-APDA

To get your 20% off your order, please use code: JEWELSFORHOPE20 in the coupon code box at checkout on our website, Jewels for Hope.


To all of you caregivers out there.... We give you credit. We know how difficult it is to take care of someone you love. Even though technically I was not the caregiver for my grandmother, I could see how much my mother struggled. Hell, our whole family did. You will get through it though... I know that is not really great spectacular advice, or words to help you..... I wish I had that for you. Just- take every day one day at a time <3


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Monday, June 13, 2011

A Blog from Blackpool- Beauty Giveaway!

Who wants to enter a great summer giveaway?

Well.. A Blog from Blackpool is having a giveaway to celebrate getting 100 followers! I absolutely love this blog! Danielle, the writer, is a sponsor here at Jewels for Hope! Even though she does sponsor here, I have been following her blog for some time now!

A little bit about the giveaway, since I know you all are dying to know what goodies Danielle is offering!


Here is what Danielle has to say about these great items.....

Urban Decay lipstick in Voodoo because the packaging is so cute with the little dagger on the top and the shade is a deep shimmery red.


Eyeko lip gloss in Mayfair. I got this lip gloss in my surprise gift box and loved it so much (I’ve used about half the tube already) I thought I’d get one to share with you.

TWO- W7 glitter nail varnishes. These are my favourite glitter polishes and they seem to only be available in limited colours online via Amazon. I am giving two away, Green dazzle and Cosmic mauve.


Personally, I love anything with glitter. I would head on over and enter her giveaway! Feel free to browse around her blog too! 

Here are some things I've learned about Danielle that I absolutely love her for:

1. She is obsessed with fake eyelashes. Hello, Glamour!!
2. She spray tans. I have been super nervous to try that and I saw a blog posting she did on it (somewhat) recently. Now, I may actually get the balls to try it once I get some income :)
3. Danielle loves tattoos. A girl after my own heart! Tattoos=love in my book!

 
Um, please notice her amazing zebra print toes!


4. Danielle loves funky nailpolish.


So you can see why I follow her blog. She pretty much rocks.

Want to stay up to date with Danielle? Follow her on twitter @_dani_elle
OR
Go on over to A Blog from Blackpool and show Danielle some love! And feel free to enter her great giveaway. Like I said, anything glitter is pretty much amazing in my book! And if it's free? Please, it really can't get any better then that! Go Enter!!!! :)




 

 
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Sponsor Spotlight- I love My Daddy Event: Recycled Grace!

Now, I know I already have done a review post about the item I received from Recycled Grace, but I just had to do another one because I love her items. And since it's my blog, I can do what I want, haha.

Grace, of Recycled Grace, creates gorgeous repurposed items! Here is her mission statement (or at least I call it a mission statement)

"Save the planet while you shop! All recycled, reclaimed, upcycled and repurposed items! Everything is made with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled materials. "

The last post I did about Recycled Grace was about this adorable repurposed billabong tank she made for me. You can view that post here.

Now, Some of her other items she creates are so unique! Not only does she just make clothes- she has a ton more items. One of my favorite is this table...


I asbolutely love the design on it!! It is so edgy and funky.

Wood, altar / table / stool , Recycled, upcycled, repurposed, reclaimed


Another table she has created! Seriously, I think these are such rare items that you will not be able to find anywhere else! When I have my own place (hopefully within the next 10years haha) I can't wait to get unique pieces like this. 

Recycled Grace is sponsoring an item in the I Love My Daddy giveaway coming up in 2 DAYS!!!!!!!! That's right people, 2 days. So come on back at 9pm on June 15th to see what goodies you could win!


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

How Do I Look?!

I have to write a quick post right now, because I am absolutely thrilled. Look how AMAZING my blog looks! AH! I won a brand new blog design from the amazing blog, Just Married With Coupons!

Look how hot my blog looks now!

This made my day. If you are looking for a great new look, go see Just Married with Coupons! Raphael is a genius! Along with great web designs, they have a ton of amazing coupon info, great giveaways, and tons more! So either way, I would check them out!

What do you think of my new look?!
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Friday, June 10, 2011

I Love My Daddy Giveaway Sponsor Spotlight: TIE OBSESSED!

Another sponsor spotlight? Yes, that is right people! I have tons of sponsors for this fabulous I Love My Daddy Giveaway Blog Hop that is happening on JUNE 15TH, @ 9PM EST! So be sure to check on back to see what amazing items we have for you!

This sponsor is absolutely perfect for any father! Tie Obsessed! I know when I was younger, I always bought my dad a tie for any occasion. I knew he would wear them to work, no matter what they looked like.

Now, the ties at Tie Obsessed are really sharp! The pictures showcase them excellently I think. If I had gotten my dad ties like these when I was younger, I bet he would actually LIKE wearing them ha ha.







I personally love men with ties on. I helped Paul go shopping for one the other day when he had a wedding to go to. He looked so good in a skinny pink tie!

I personally love the designs that Tie Obsessed (owner, Vivian) has on her etsy shop. She has such an assortment of colors, patterns, and sizes I don't know how you can't find something you love here!

EXTRA LONG - Yellow and Blue Silk Tie

Along with ties, Vivian also creates GORGEOUS Scarves! Hello, Animal print scarf? Need I say more?

Animal Print Scarf


Be sure to come on back in 5 DAYS to see what great item Tie Obsessed will be giving away. Hm, can you guess that it may be..... a TIE!




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Thursday, June 9, 2011

From Posters to Shot Glasses!

I like to decorate. Even though I currently live with my parents and can't technically decorate my house the way I want it (since it isn't my house!) I still love to design things and browse around on the web.

Well, my father the other day asked me to help find some great posters for his office. YAY! He runs, Sound City Music & Entertainment- an amazing entertainment company (cough cough, call them if you live in CT) haha.

I found this AWESOME website. I've come across this website in the past but never actually browsed through it. It's called Cafe Press! They have the best posters! Who knows if my father is even going to take any of my suggestions - I'm more funky and he's more rock and roll. So we'll see. At least I found this great website!

And since I have a shopping addiction that we all know and love, I couldn't just stop looking at the posters on this site. Want to know what else I looked at? SHOT GLASSES! Because along with having a shopping addiction, I have a pretty rad collection of shot glasses. I like to get one from places I travel. I loveee this one!


Maybe I wouldn't drink so much if I had a shot glass like this? Don't get me confused- I am by no means a heavy drinker. Now that my gal bladder was removed I can barely tolerate 2 drinks. But at least this would be a reminder that hangovers really do suck!

So far I have about 35-40 shot glasses. Not ALLL from places I've traveled- some are duplicates and some are just hysterical. Either way- love collecting them. Do you have something you love to collect? Possibly drinking related? haha.

Hm, have you realized my last two posts are now invloving drinking? Interesting. Well... like I left it last time....

Happy Drinking Thursday!


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I Love My Daddy Sponsor Spotlight; Flask Mobb

I have a thing for flasks. If you ask any of my friends, my "signature gift" is flasks. I love finding new ones that are different and are unique. I think I gave my bestie Paul at least 4 or 5 flasks over the years, just because I think they're awesome.

I came across Flask Mobb on etsy. OH, HOW PRETTY!!! These flasks are so unique. Just from browsing the website I can't decide which is my favorite. She makes an adorable Coach one that I just love!



And it's pink!!! I love pink.

Flasks are becoming the new thing I feel- even for non-alcoholics ha ha. I like to think of myself as not having a huge drinking problem- but I still love my flasks!

Flask Mobb has a ton of different designs that everyone can find something they love!

Boston Celtics Flask.



Dallas Cowboys Flask.


Need something for that sports-aholic fan? Why not a flask! See, I feel for any occasion a flask is suitable. And since we know I always have weddings on the mind, perfect for any groomsman!!!

Well, you may get the chance to have one of your very own unique flasks! Yes, that's right.. Flask Mobb is a sponsor in the I Love My Daddy Giveaway Blog Hop!  You will have to come back and see what the prize is on June 15th!! RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

Happy Drinking Thursday!


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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kolohe Gurl Jewelry- You can get yours for FREE

Kolohe Gurl Jewelry is one of my amazing sponsors here at Jewels for Hope, The Blog. Renee, the creator, has gorgeous items! Before Kolohe Gurl Jewelry even sponsored my blog I actually have browsed her website because I think her ankle jewelry is A-MAZ-ING.

I love this design. I think this would look great on anyone... even me with my thicker ankles would look hot in this!

After speaking with Renee (so sweet by the way!) I found out that there is actually a way to get FREE KOLOHE GURL JEWELRY! I couldn't believe it. Because, c'mon- we ALL know I love free.

Here is some info (also found on her website!)

How do I get FREE Kolohe Gurl Jewelry? 

Host a Kolohe Gurl Jewelry Trunk Show!

As the lucky hostess, you invite some girlfriends over to your home, office or party location and pop open some sparkly drinks.  Set the mood and get ready to experience your “inner Kolohe Gurl.” 
 
I will supply all the Kolohe Gurl Jewelry for your girlfriends to try on and purchase.  Your quests receive 20% off on purchases.  And as the hostess, you are rewarded with $100s in free jewelry based on a percentage of your Kolohe Gurl Trunk Show sales! 

So you ask, how do I host a Kolohe Gurl Trunk Show when I don’t live in Hawaii? 
 
It’s simple.  You host your party online!  As the hostess, you schedule a date and time to host your online Kolohe Gurl Trunk Show.  Invite all your girlfriends to your online Trunk Show and browse the Kolohe Gurl online store.  As the hostess, you are rewarded with $100s in free jewelry based on a percentage of Trunk Show sales during your scheduled date!

What if I live in Hawaii but want to host my Kolohe Gurl Trunk Show online? 
 
Not a problem, you too can host your party online! As the hostess, you schedule a date and time to host your online Kolohe Gurl Trunk Show.  Invite all your girlfriends to your online Trunk Show and browse the Kolohe Gurl online store.  As the hostess, you are rewarded with $100s in free jewelry based on a percentage of Trunk Show sales during your scheduled date!  
 
 
Total Trunk Show sales                 % of sales in free jewelry
      $300-499.99                               15% = $45-75 in free jewelry
      $500-999.99                               20% = $100-200 in free jewelry
      $1,000+                                     25% = $250+ in free jewelry
 
 
If you are interested in hosting a Kolohe Gurl Trunk Show or would like more information, contact Renee via email or telephone!
 
Renee E. Rokero   
 renee_rokero@hawaii.rr.com
(808) 282-9045
 
 
 
See? FREE JEWELRY! I love it! All from the comfort of your own home. No need to dress up and spend money to host people. All you have to do is sit at your computer! GENIUS!
 
You can see a ton more of Kolohe Gurl Jewelry designs by visiting her website or her facebook page. Feel free to tell her hello from Jewels for Hope!
 
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My 100th Blog Post!

The big 1-0-0! I can't believe that! I feel like yesterday I started my blog up and now I'm already at 100 posts. Well, technically I passed the 100 mark a month ago buuuutttttt, I don't count any of the posts from when I was sick because I had stopped blogging for so long. So that doesnt count. So far, 100 posts for 2011.  WOO HOO!



I wish I had an amazingly spectacular post to write for this. I decided I will make this post a little bit more about me. Because technically this is my celebration today- so cute pictures of me is what I will celebrate with! HAHA. Below you'll see shots of me, my family and friends. Because I know when I go to others blogs, I always try to see if I can find out really what they are like and who they are. Hopefully you'll get a sense of "me" by my amazingly perfect writing skills (HA!) and by these photos :)


Hiking. Yes, I go hiking OCCASIONALLY. Actually, this was only my 2nd time.
But I loved it! and that is my fiance <3



Bestie, Paul & Myself

Family <3 My cousin & two sisters

Me as a blonde! ah!!!!!!!!! I miss it sometimes

Layla & myself on vacation- years ago. Sexy, right?

As Gaga says..... I Am My Hair.

One of my favorite people, Nicole. She is tan and my hairdresser.
I love her.



My other sister Krista and I. We change our hair colors every month.

Hopefully some of these pics show the real me. Well, actually some of these pics below actually show the REAL ME.



I fell. I fall A LOT. This was me "trying" to be quiet, after a night of drinking.
And of course, I fell in Paul's driveway.
Where'd I get a balloon hat?

Paul, lifting me out of dog shit I fell in.



TADA! Me covered in dog shit.


I wish I could tell you what I was doing



So. This is me. I'm a bit of a mess, in a really great way, haha.

Have a great day everyone!!!!


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