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Maybe Santa IS Real

Did you ever go through a time in your life where you truly believed that Santa Claus existed? I remember always questioning Santa’s existence. Sure, maybe when I was a tiny tot I believed. I just know when I got to be around 5 or 6 I always played along but at the same time questioned the whole concept. There was one Christmas however, that really truly made me believe. My mom worked full time and tried her very best to give us a wonderful Christmas every year. I remember those early years living in Oxnard and we never had…

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Pet Gift Exchange

Last month I posted that I participated in the annual Kitty and Canine Blogger Gift Exchange and this post is to show you all the nice goodies my pug, Sheila, and cat, Snow Snuggles, received! I was linked up with Kelly, the blogger behind Brownies and Zucchini. This blog features mainly restaurant and recipe reviews. Recently I’ve enjoyed reading about her yummy looking Christmas cookies! So now behold…cute pet pics!! Thank you for the gifts!

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Oh Santa

Growing up in Oxnard we spent many Christmases at my Tia (aunt) Mary’s house. The adults would get merry and bright with lots of beer while the younger kids ran around and the older kids played Nintendo. One Christmas at Tia Mary’s house in particular stands out in my memory because Santa dropped by to surprise us kids! Except…well it wasn’t the idealistic jolly old man hefting a bag of toys laughing jovially. My Tio (uncle) Mark was not old, he’s the youngest of my aunt’s and uncle’s but he was definitely jolly…very jolly from drinking lots of beer! I’m…

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Holiday Angels

Thanksgiving is in just a few days and then the holiday season officially begins! I know there are many families out there that start the Christmas decorating on Thanksgiving or the day after. I like to wait until the first day of December–but I have a big plastic bin filled to the brim with assorted Christmas/winter decorations! From tree trimmings to candles and lights I really go all out with sprucing up my apartment for the season. This year, Jaclynn, one of my very best friends, is flexing her DIY chops and is creating these precious holiday angels. She is…

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Winners of the Bon Jovi Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone that entered the Bon Jovi Unplugged fragrance gift set giveaway! I’m happy to announce TWO winners! Drum roll please…. Amy O. you will receive the for her gift set! Armando you will receive the for him gift set! Congratulations, I hope you enjoy the fragrance and have a rockin’ holiday season! 😉 Winners were chosen at random using Rafflecopter.

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Bridal Body Weigh In 2

It’s time for my weekly weigh-in here on the world wide web! This week did not go as well as last week but I’m not down on myself. Due to my knee giving me trouble I didn’t  exercise as much. Over the weekend I also allowed myself to over indulge on foods like pizza, beer, nachos and I snacked more than I should have this week. I will get back on track with logging  into My Fitness Pal. Also, since I don’t want to cause further pain on my knee I’m going to take a break from Blogilates. I’ll just…

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Review: Avon Color Fold Up Palette

I like the Avon Color Fold Up Palette because it is chock full of make-up goodies like eyeshadow, blush and lip gloss. It also comes with dual ended eyeshadow and lip brushes plus a blush brush! The mirror inside the fold-up case is handy for touch-ups. It all comes boxed up and ready for gifting. Since I’m pushing for my Avon business to be completely online I thought it would be fun reward my customers by offering a weekly discount. Each week I will be announcing a new discounted item on my online store. Currently you will recieve 10% off…

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Kitty & Canine Holiday Blogger Gift Exchange

I’m participating in my first blogger gift exchange! I love this because it centers around pets and people who know me  know how obsessed I am with my pug and cat! My Instagram is mainly pictures of them and food. I found out about this gift exchange from blogger KJ Pugs, who can guess why I started reading her blog? (PUGS!) Click the photo to see cute picture of pugs and more! Fill out this form to participate!  The rules: (non-bloggers can do it too!) You have to have a living, breathing pet. Sorry but your pet rock is awkward.…

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