Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tone Body Wash

For BzzAgent, I got to try a great product, Tone Body Wash. It comes in several different great scents; Pink Peony and Rose Oil, Crushed Grapes and Shea Butter, Mango Splash, Oatmeal and Shea Butter.

The great scents make me feel like I just pampered myself at the spa.

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Redbox Instant

 

Through Bzz Agent I tried Redbox Instant Streaming.

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When I first was presented with the opportunity to try Redbox Instant I was excited. I have Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime already, but I wanted to see what my options were on redbox.

I was sorely disappointed after signing up. Most of the movies on redbox are also available on Netflix or were just not anything I was interested in watching.  There are no tv shows available to watch.

The streaming option is very hard to to navigate and start watching. I would be logged in already, and have to click on a link that took me to the subscription page and log in again. It was frustrating not to be able to just go to the movies section and pick the movie I want to watch.

The subscription comes with four free kiosk rentals, which is kind of nice. But when I want to watch a movie, I want to watch it right then, not have to drive around to find a movie. It is nice to be able to look online for a kiosk that has the movie I am looking for and reserve it. I have before driven around the city, stopping at several different kiosks trying to find a certain movie.

It was nice to try Redbox instant, and it is still in the beta phase. But unless a lot more movie and tv options are available to watch, I will stick with Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fage Greek Yogurt

 

I’ve become a Bzz Agent. I had the opportunity to try Fage Greek Yogurt.

I eat Greek Yogurt pretty much everyday. I like to mix a Chocolate Vita Top in it to help out the flavor. Honestly, I tried Fage a couple years ago, I got the honey flavor, and I thought it was horrible. But now I see all of the different flavors, unique combinations not found with any other yogurt, I had to try it.

So when I got the invite to try Fage, I was very excited. I got some Passion Fruit Clementine yogurt and kiwi Papaya Passion Fruit. My sister in law got the Cherry Pomegranate yogurt. We absolutely loved them!

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It’s really fun to tip the flavor cup over and dump it into the yogurt. I will definitely be buying more of this in the future! I really want to try the mango Guanabana and blueberry Acai flavors!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It’s Been Awhile

 

So, the last time I blogged here, was my 26th birthday, almost 2 years ago. I’ve missed it.

I have been doing a lot of projects off of Pinterest recently and wanted to share my creations.

So to start, one thing I made were some soap pouches.

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The pink one has something in it, and the purple one is empty.

The first time I saw this pin, I knew I had to make it. I was sick of my shower puff falling apart every couple of months or so. Washcloths were always way too much cloth for my small hands. Body wash can be expensive.

All you need is:

  • A Washcloth
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors

So, I first cut the washcloth in half. I folded the bottom up about 3/4 of the way, so there was a flap to tuck into the pouch. I sewed up the sides, with the side of the washcloth I wanted on the outside, on the inside.I flipped the pouch inside out and put a bar of soap inside, tucked the flap around the soap.

I used this in the shower the other night, and it was nice. Except for the cloth getting stuck to the soap  every once in a while, it was pretty nice. Just make sure to take the soap out after use and ring out all the suds and water so it can dry and doesn’t start to smell like mildew until you are ready to wash.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 6th of July


Normally I do Wordless Wednesdays.
Today, I’m not because it is my 26th birthday.


Wow. That’s really hard to believe.
I’ve been wondering to myself lately, “When did this happen? When did I become a grown-up?”
I’ll be getting married next week, I picked up the license yesterday, we got the judge and picked the park.


I don’t think I should have any more birthdays. I think last years’ birthday was my last. Nothing exciting planned. Probably go to the gym and the man make me dinner.


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my most memorable birthday. It was my 5th birthday. I woke up everyday for a week before and would tell myself “I’m 5 now. I won’t cry anymore.” Then something that day would make me cry and I would tell myself the same thing the next day. That birthday I got Hungry, Hungry Hippos and we went to St. Louis.


We get these ideas in our heads that we have to have accomplished something or be a certain way by a certain age. Like a professor I had once said “Normal should only be a setting on a dryer.”

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th

4th

Hope everybody has a wonderful 4th of July!
I painted my nails as flags.
We grilled some burgers. And watched movies.
I got a little sunburn!

I went to the gym to run my virtual 5k! I did it on the treadmill so much fun!

independence 5K

It was nice to have another 5k to do. I tried to find one in the area with no luck. I finished it in 38minutes 12seconds!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Facts

-          According to my calendar and Canadian peeps, today is Canada. K and I are very disappointed that we are at work today. We feel we should get the day off. (Even though we're in US)

-          So I still haven't gotten around to looking at the pictures I took on vacation. Hopefully this weekend so I can blog about it.

 

-          Wednesday was K's birthday, so we went to a Japanese steak house for dinner to celebrate.

 

-          My birthday is on Wednesday.

 

-          Im getting married in just under two weeks. I can't believe it's finally happening. We've been engaged for 2 ½ years because of reasons I won't get into. We're just having a small wedding at the courthouse.

 

-          I'm working on potty training the cat. It's going pretty well, we are on step 2. Though I didn't clean out the pan enough in the first step so she pooped in some clothes. Not cool.

 

-          July is a crazy month. We have 3 birthdays in a row in my family. Me on the 6th, my man on the 7th, and my sister in law's on the 8th. Then my brother's on the 19th.

 

 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Inspirational Thursday

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

-          Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Volume III, p. 274.

 

The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors is like a potato,—the only good belonging to him is under ground.

-          Sir Thomas Overbury, Characters

 

Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own.

-          Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIII. 140.

 

Papa Hegel he say that all we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history. I know people who can't even learn from what happened this morning. Hegel must have been taking the long view.

-          John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar (1968)

 

Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain forever a child.

-          Cicero, M. Tulli Ciceronis Orator Ad M. Brutum (46 B.C.)

 

Everybody likes a bit of gossip to some point, as long as it's gossip with some point to it. That's why I like history. History is nothing but gossip about the past, with the hope that it might be true.

-          Gore Vidal, Interview in: Butt, Nr. 20, Special Summer 2007, S. 63.

 

If you don't know history, it's as if you were born yesterday. If you were born yesterday, then any leader can tell you anything.

-          Howard Zinn, War and Social Justice, speech at Binghamton University on 8 November 2008.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Genealogy

So recently I have become very interested in my genealogy.
Mainly, I wanted to find the royalty in my family to have evidence that I really
am better than everyone else. I know my family had at least two castles.

Dunster castle in England and Luttrellstown Castle in Dublin, Ireland.



Sunday, I signed up with ancestory.com, I gotta say, it's pretty much amazing.
I love the images of war registration and all of the other historical documents.My sister mentioned the DAR (Daughters of American Revultion) I am now interested in being in it. I know on my dad's side I qualify. I want to find someone on my mom's side
so she can join too.