Monday, September 30, 2013

My Ipsy & Benefit Cosmetics Lash Bash

I couldn't be more excited to share that I was one of 1,000 women across the United States to have been chosen to host a REALvolution Lash Bash soiree by Ipsy & Benefit Cosmetics! It couldn't have been more perfect since a couple of months ago I started my 'mommy time' section on the blog! Every mommy needs a little makeup to help her feel extra beautiful!

Ipsy & Benefit sent me some fabulous swag bags full of Benefit goodies for nine of my closest friends and I broke out the raspberry champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and more! 

After some eating and schmoozing we got down to business! The lash bash was meant to showcase Benefit's They're Real mascara and  some other products! I gave the girls a quick tutorial on correctly applying the mascara and then they were off to try.

Each guest received a swag bag with luxury sized samples of Benefit's They're Real mascara, Liquid Benetint lip and cheek stain, their Sugarbomb lip gloss in Ultra Plush, and some fabulous coupons to use. They also sent some full sized products that a few lucky winners took home after we played a some games!

We all had such an amazing time at the Lash Bash! It's not every day that we get play with make-up while drinking champagne and eating chocolate covered strawberries!

Thank you Benefit Cosmetics & Ipsy! I was already a fan, but you definitely gained 9 more!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

End of Summer Fun

Recently we decided to take another trip to the Guy Harvey Outpost in St. Petersburg, FL. As you know we are big fans of the Hotel Tonight app so there is nothing better than a spontaneous one night stay at the beach! Since it's the slow season, we preactically had the entire resort to ourselves which was a nice treat! It's these moments that make Florida's long summers oh so enjoyable :)

I'm hoping we can get one more beach stay before our 'winter' comes :)

Be sure to click here to see our last visit to Guy Harvey Outpost!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

GIVEAWAY: 2 Entries to the Chick-Fil-A Fall Stampede

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and I couldn't be more excited to team up with the Children's Cancer Center in Tampa and Chick-Fil-A to help promote and raise awareness for a great cause! On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Chick-Fil-A will be holding their second annual Fall 
Stampede benefiting the Children's Cancer Center. 

This year it will be held at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! What make me even more excited about this event is that it is fun for the entire family so the kiddos can join in on the festivities. There will be a 5k Run for the serious runner and a 1 Mile Fun Walk for the whole family! There will also be some family friendly activities going on throughout the event. 

You can click here to see details or register for the Fall Stampede or click here to check out their Facebook page. 

Thanks to the Children's Cancer Society, I am excited to share I will be GIVING AWAY 2 runner entries to the race! You can enter through the Rafflecopter widget below! There are a lot of opportunities for entries, but it is mandatory to share the link to this giveaway on the social media platform of your choice. The giveaway will be open until Sunday September 16, 2013. 

Good Luck!!

Disclosure: All opinions are my own in this post. My family was given entry to the race in exchange for writing this post.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Our Mini Family Getaway

Recently we took a mini getaway to Orlando. Danny had business to tend to so the kids and I came along for some fun in the sun. We Orlando! It's only a little over an hour away and there is always so much to do with the little ones. This time around we stayed at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World and the kids had such an amazing time. The resort had a it's own R Aqua Zone Water Park where we spent two days basking in the sun and splashing away. It really made me realize that there is nothing more relaxing than vacationing somewhere that is super kid-friendly!

When we arrived to the hotel room for the first time I did a quick scan of our luggage and hoped that a mother's worst nightmare wasn't happening...the Minnie Mouse luggage was nowhere to be found! And in that luggage was every single article of clothing I packed for the kiddos. So instead of rushing down to the water park we had to run to Target and shop the clearance racks! It all worked out and we had such a blast!  (And look at Daniel-son's little suit we found, ha!) We already have plans to go back before we experience Florida's frigid winter weather ;)

I'm gonna miss you summer! Even though it doesn't get too cold here, nothing beats splashing away in that Florida heat! 

Do you and your family have any special getaways? 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gold House Paper & Press

In my house greeting cards are always needed. Whether we have a baby to celebrate, a birthday, a wedding, or maybe just to say thanks, it seems like I am constantly running to the store at the last minute to pick up a card. There is even that small percentage of the time where I manage taking both the kids to the store to pick out a gift and get all the way home just to realize I forgot the card. Unfortunately, hand-made cards by the kids can only get you so far...

Recently I found an online shop called Gold House Paper & Press. The cards are so adorable and most of them are hand illustrated by the owner of the shop, Megan Mercier. If you can find the time to plan ahead you will be able to find a beautiful card for your special occasions that is reasonably priced compared to some of the nice cards in the stores these days!

Gold House Paper & Press has items for every occasion! They also have stationery sets, art prints, fun gifts, and more!

I am such a fan!

Disclosure: We were sent samples of these cards, but all of these opinions are my own.