Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Yeah, I took pictures

I AM STILL PARTICIPATING IN THE 365 PHOTO CHALLENGE; I JUST FORGET TO COME HERE AND POST THEM. I AM SURE THAT MY TWO READERS WILL FORGIVE ME. 

WE HAVE NEARLY MADE IT TO THE END OF FEBRUARY SO INSTEAD OF BOGGING DOWN THE PAGE WITH 20+ PHOTOS I AM GIVING YOU MY PHOTO-GRID SHOTS. YEP.. THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT. 

  HERE IS A PEEK AT THE MONTH


HERE ARE THE FIRST SEVEN, BUT THEY WON'T BE IN ANY SPECIFIC ORDER


February 1 - Coffee in my cup. #InMyCup

February 2 - Fish head shadow #shadow

February 3 - Watching Project Runway to see which #team won.

February 4 - Hard to read this, but it is a letter that I wrote to my grandma in 1974. #letter

February 5 - How could I pick just one? #FavePhoto

February 6 - Take the elevator or the stairs? #choices

February 7 - This shows how my mp3 players have evolved over the years. #technology    
 



February 8 - Stuck on the 7th floor. Which button should I push? #button
February 9 - Snowbirds doing laundry together. Now that's romantic. #romantic
February 10 - What's your favorite part of an Oreo? #BlackAndWhite
February 11- My photo to represent three of a kind #3ofAkind
February 12 - She wasn't completely honest at first, but I forgive her. I love being a grandma. #honest
February 13 - Concert stubs from 1980-1981 Fun times with my #BestFriend
February 14 - Nothing says love like trying a new recipe. #love  
 February 15 - Candy ? What candy? #Candy

 February 16 - I found these chains hanging side by side. #SideBySide
 February 17 - I have a passion for many things; taking photos of strangers is one of them.  #passion
 February 18 - This is a close up of the cereal in a survey I had to do for a company. #CloseUp
 February 19 - This photo of John Elway is #vintage
 February 20 - I just won this at a twitter party and I think it is perfect for today. I will have a love/hate relationship with it.  #LoveHate   
 February 21 - Found a visitor's map of the area. Want to come visit?  #MyTown 


February 22 -"Life is good"  #quote

February 23 - It means something to me. #cherished 

February 24 - I won these shoes last year and they fit me perfectly. #FaveShoes 

February 25 - Cleaned his golf balls, and put them all #together

February 26 - Our tv guide showing the viggle points available. #7oClock   

February 27 - Easy breezy one today. #SomeoneILove 

February 28 - Gathered a few #flowers 
  

Sunday, February 24, 2013

L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream review

  I was sent a new product to try and this is my review. 



 L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream is silky smooth. Just like the web site claims, I found it to give a sheer coverage, corrected my uneven skintone, and blended perfectly into my skin, without feeling oily.

It is available in mass food and drug retailers nationwide, and  available in four shades. For my review I chose Medium. You can find more information here:   http://www.lorealparisusa.com/



I was very surprised when I first squeezed this out to look at it and the color was white. As soon as I started to rub it into my skin it blended in easily and changed color to match my skin-tone

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 Using my fingertips, I dotted it on my face and then rubbed it in. I could immediately see how it was blending in and covering my flaws. (I didn't even know I had flaws)

This cream moisturizes your skin and doesn't feel thick or clog the pores like regular moisturizing products that I have used in the past. 
Here are the photos showing the right side of my face, that was untouched and the left side, where I had applied the L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream.


This photo shows my face straight on with half of it done. Can you see how red my face is to begin with?


 Normally I am a natural kind of gal, meaning that I go makeup free on most days. After I saw photos of myself that I took here I may be changing my ways. I had no idea that my face had so many blotches and was so darn red ! You will notice it clearly in my before and after shots. 

BEFORE
AFTER

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT 


It is very smooth to the touch and I enjoyed the silky feeling. The only downfall for me is that I will want to touch my face, just to feel it.
 From now on when I leave the house I am going to take the time to apply this. Many women will be using it as a primer underneath their normal makeup routine, and I will also be doing that when I am dressing up. On normal days I will use it alone.


disclosure statement : I received a complimentary product from SheSpeaks/L'Oréal to facilitate this review. My opinions are honest and not influenced by either brand

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I TAPPED THAT CEREAL

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF CROWDTAP?

 here is a cool way to join, using my referral badge

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Here is how their site explains who they are and what they do, you can visit crowdtap.com for more information. 

 Crowdtap is the Influencer Marketing platform, enabling leading brands to easily identify, activate and manage their influential consumers for real-time insights and powerful online and offline peer-to-peer marketing.

 I have been a member for a few years, although I do not utilize the site nearly as much as other people. They offer many different opportunities to receive free items and also offer a variety of items that can be purchased by using points that you earn doing things, like sharing opinions with your friends. 

 Recently I was invited to join a cereal sampling group and I was sent two bags of Post Great Grains Cereal to taste test. At first I thought that the sample sizes were quite small, but they were actually a very good size for me to get my results and have extra to nibble on later. (or share with the luckiest man in the world, if He hurries home)



You will notice the paperwork that came with the samples. This is the questionnaire that I needed to fill out. ( I had no idea that questionnaire had two n's in it)

 When I first received this package in the mail I did laugh to myself. It seems like they had sent me two small bags and a book worth of instructions. For the record I would like to take back that laughter. As I said earlier, the sample packs were not so bad and the questions were very simple and straight forward. 

 I procrastinated on doing this until they emailed me and wanted to know where my results were. Lately I have been missing the deadlines on these surveys and it makes me a bit grumpy at myself. This morning I settled in to do my crowdtap duty and here is a copy of what I posted on the site:


Ronalee D.


Ronalee D. Female, 48 | Fort Walton Beach, FL
I received samples #613 and #429
The questions started with asking about aroma, but I didn't notice any smell with either of these samples. I tried #613 first and I didn't really like the texture very much. It kind of felt grainy on my tongue. The best part was seeing the pecans and nuts in there and it made me want to dump out the bag and eat all of those. I lack self control sometimes, but I was faithful to doing the survey the way that it was intended.
As you can see in my photos, I used small little bowls for my samples, so that I didn't eat too much at once. The first sample seemed rather boring to me, and I was hoping for a little more flavor.
It was a nice surprise when I sampled #429 and found that the texture was more defined, it was sweeter, and I enjoyed the crunch. It also had nuts and clusters, which I find to be my favorite part of these types of cereals. Originally, in my survey answers, I had written that I "may or may not" purchase this cereal, but now that some time has passed and I can still taste a hint of the cereal I am thinking that the likelihood of me purchasing #429 has increased.
The remainder of the bags are on the table now and I am so tempted to get all of those nuts and clusters and enjoy them as my morning snack.


Instead of using my Lactaid I decided to go with the 2% that we have and now my tummy is yelling at me. 

 If you haven't joined Crowdtap yet, and you like to share your opinions with others, you just might want to give them a try. At the moment they are going through some changes and things seem a little rough around the edges, but they are promising good things to come. Now seems like a great time to get started. 

Let me know if you jump on board and I can teach you a few things. 

 Enjoy your day !!

thank you crowdtap :)  (I did it !!!)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Let's do this


I MADE IT THROUGH THE WHOLE MONTH
 HERE ARE THE LAST PHOTOS FOR JANUARY

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Day 21 is in memory of my little niece
Born an Angel Oct. 3, 2013
at 36 weeks

HOPE

SEVEN

WHERE I SLEEP


ON MY PLATE 

COMFORTABLE 

REFLECTION

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

A STRANGER

REACHING UP 
KINDNESS - (moving seat up for the next person)

THROWBACK - (me in 1987)

NOW I GET TO START ON FEBRUARY