Monday, November 30, 2009

My Favorite Candy Bars Ever

Have you tried these? They're ridiculously hard to find. I know! I'm like everyone else. Hunting them down. And I refuse to pay $3 for a candy bar! Because that's what they charge at JoAnn's. But I found them at the Dollar Tree. Yes, Big Mo' Bars for $1! I stocked up. The workers thought I was nuts!

Oh, and I didn't stop there. Because I have used them to make different desserts. Adding them into baked goods. Yummy! And in case you haven't tried them, these candy bars are a little sweet. I can split up the candy for 3 or 4 servings. They come in chocolate-carmel, and chocolate-peanut butter. The peanut butter are my favorite!

I've heard from other people that the Big Mo' Bars are only a one time deal. As in "Special Edition." Ugh! I hope they don't stop making them. Because they're delish! ♥

Ruffled Scarf Giveaway

Trina is hosting a scarf giveaway. I think you would enjoy the scarf that she is giving away. I know that I do. It is a scarf that I have had my eye on for a while now. I have searched through every Charlotte Russe around me. With no luck! I can't find it anywhere. But now we all have a chance to win this beautiful grey and black scarf good luck! ♥

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Custom Necklace Giveaway

I saw this necklace and immediately fell in love. It is simple and elegant. And that pearl, I am such a sucker for pearls! I can see myself wearing a necklace like this, with all of my Goddaughters' names. It would be very cute! I'm a HUGE fan of handmade. As most people know. But stamped jewelry like this, I just adore it!

The Mama Manifesto blog is hosting a giveaway for this necklace. If you would like a chance to enter, hurry up and head over to their blog. The giveaway ends tonight! All you have to do, is leave a comment about your most sentimental piece of jewelry.

My most sentimental piece of jewelry, it comes from my mom. It is one of the first rings my dad gave her. And when I moved out on my own, my mom gave it to me. It is a piece of jewelry I wear daily. And whenever I miss my parents, I just have to look at the ring to remember them! ♥

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 40th Anniversary!!!

So it is early! Really early for me. I'm getting ready to head to the airport. To head to my hometown, for a 2 day medical conference. It has been an amazing and very tiring 2 weeks. But my work in Sin City is over. For at least a few weeks. To be honest, I haven't slept. And I am trying to get some work done.

But when I turned my computer on and headed over to my favorite place ever, Google, I was reminded of Sesame Street! Today is the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street. And doesn't Big Bird look good for his age? hehehe

As a kid, I LOVED Sesame Street. It was my show. I watched whenever I could. If you know me personally, you know that wasn't a lot. But it was my favorite show. I could read when I was 3 years old. I could count. I knew my colors and my shapes. And could even talk in spanish. That was me. I would sit and watch Oscar the Grouch like he was the coolest dude around town! :)

I was a PBS kid. Reading Rainbow, Mr. Rogers, and Sesame Street. When I got the chicken pox at age 4, I was devastated. I had to miss Valentine's Day at school. But I had Bert and Ernie. Actually, when I was young, I had stuffed animals of Bert and Ernie too. My big brother had given them to me. I also had this Big Bird that I could make talk. This for the kid, that was born in the early 80s. My favorites though, were my Sesame Street bedding and Christmas ornaments.

After all these years, I am sure that my parents have all these things put away somewhere in their home. Along with my Big Bird bookcase and Sesame Street books. In fact, not long ago, I saw my Sesame Street comforter in the linen closet, at my parents' house. But I have the ornaments. And every year, I put up my set of ornaments on the Christmas tree. It was probably the only thing that I remembered from my childhood when I moved out. It was years before Elmo. We bought them at the Price Club (now Costco.)

Now, I have to admit. It has been a while since I have last watched Sesame Street. But it still lives on. My niece Sandy had her 1st birthday in August. Her party theme was Sesame Street. She loves Elmo. As does my goddaughter, Anahi. Who had a Cookie Monster cake for her 2nd birthday. And all my friends' kids love to watch Sesame Street too!

The last time I saw an episode, Sarita (my goddaughter) and I watched it in spanish. She is 4 years old. But she just lit up. Singing all the songs and dancing away. It is amazing how many people have been positively touched by these characters. My sister who is now 38 years old, was a huge fan too! Sesame Street bridges generations, socioeconomic differences, and racial differences. It doesn't matter if you grew up in the projects or in middle class America, you were somehow touched by Sesame Street.

Here is to another 40 years! And millions and millions more children who are positively influenced by Big Bird and the gang! ♥

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lawn Frock Giveaway

The minute I saw this dress, I thought it was perfect and classic. Yet, so playful. The crisp green and white combination always makes me think of cleanliness. Of Spring cleaning. Something I am a HUGE fan of! But with the fullness of the skirt, it is so playful. And youthful. Something you can dance in. Or wear out to lunch with your friends.

But the detail of this dress is what gets me. Everything is so perfectly stitched. Not a stitch out of place. No detail overlooked. I just love the piping and the ruffles. The way the pleats fall on the skirt, just makes me want to try this on!

Look how gorgeous and playful this dress is! I just want to try it on. To dance around my garden. It's that kind of a dress. If you feel the same way, go enter the giveaway. You know you would just love to have this beautiful dress hanging in your closet. Ready for the perfect Spring day. ♥

Poppy Fields Necklace and Earring Set Giveaway

Whenever I see poppies, I can't help but smile. They just remind me of fun, summer fabrics. And you know how much I LOVE fabric. I see these, and I think of summertime. Of wearing a white cotton dress, sandals, and this fun jewelry. I just can't help myself!

The pieces are delicate and fun. Colorful and sophisticated. Something a little unexpected. But for me, Welcomed all the same. I enjoy the simplicity of the pieces. But the playfulness of the poppies themselves.

If you want a chance to win these gorgeous earrings and necklace, head over to the Grosgrain Blog and enter the giveaway. Because, at the end of the day, who wouldn't want some pretty flower jewelry? It just makes you smile looking at it! ♥

Limoncello Frock Giveaway

One of my favorite blogs is hosting a giveaway for this dress. Don't you love it? I saw it and immediately thought of playing in the park on a spring day. Spring is my favorite time of year. And I can honestly see myself having a picnic with the cutie itty bitties in my life. Playing and running through the grass. I can even smell the grass. That is how in love with this dress I am. I wish I could go to a store and buy it!

The delicate ruffles. The button details. And my favorite fabric to wear, swiss dots. All of it just screams, I want this dress! There is something very playful about the dress. Almost childlike. But with an adult attitude. With all it's detail, I can imagine wearing this dress to a fun outdoor gig. And I just adore the lace that peeks out of the bottom!

So I am entering the giveaway. Because Kathleen is an amazingly talented and kind woman. She is offering this dress in a giveaway. Head over to her blog and enter. Because you know that you love it, as much as you love the fresh berries, that make there way to our tables in spring. ♥