Back to School Laptop Giveaway

When did your kiddos start school? My daughter started school on July 31st. I’m sure most kids are back to school with a few that don’t start back until after Labor Day. So you want to hear some AWESOME news?? We are celebrating the start of a new school year with a Back to School Laptop Giveaway!

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Pretty My Party has teamed up with and an amazing group of blogs and businesses to bring you the Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Giveaway! Keep Reading

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Just recently I posted on FB saying,Social Media is all blown up with a kinda silly but very popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.”   In talking to people on and off social media, it turns out the majority of people are okay with the challenge. However, there are some that say it’s dumb, dumping water isn’t going to cure ALS,  it’s a waste of water, they’re tired of seeing it all over social media…. and so on.  No matter what a situation may be, there will ALWAYS be people for and against everything. And I see it as the awareness for ALS is working. Due to people being annoyed with it, that just means the word about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) has gotten out.  There are many ways that we can get involved and help ALS and one of them is with the Ice Bucket Challenge that has been very successful.  I actually had no idea what ALS was until after the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral.

Back tracking to those that say the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a waste of water…. What’s not to say that a long shower or brushing your teeth while the water is just running is not wasteful?  The Bucket Challenge actually has a purpose.    I’m sure not all the people dumping water on their heads may not be able to afford to donate any or much money, but someone watching it may be able to donate.  It’s unreal and amazing how within a few weeks of people raising money in a fun way has brought out donations from tens of thousands of people to raise millions of dollars for ALS research.  Due to that as well as the awareness of ALS, I find the Ice Bucket challenge a huge Success!

 

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Fry’s Food & President Cheese

Disclaimer: I was invited to attend a blogger event at Fresh Attractions Cooking School.  It was a Fry’s and President Cheese sponsored event.  I received free product to thank me for participating. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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Fresh Attractions Cooking School Fry's

OH MY GOSH! Yes.. I am full of all sorts of excitement. I went to THEE best and most amazing grocery store I have ever seen.   I seriously never would have imagined that a grocery store could be so fantastically amazing! Fry’s Signature Marketplace has outdone itself.  WOWZERS!   My excitement of this Fry’s started in the parking lot. Ha.. Oh yes it did. They have a hand car wash there. Holy cow!!  How awesome is that. You get to Fry’s in a dirty car; do your shopping and walk out to a freshly squeaky clean car. Oh and it gets better, for those of you that live where it’s hot, like here in Phoenix. They have covered parking. Yeah really! Covered parking! Oh the simple things that make me happy. 

Oh it gets even better… As soon as I walked in, there was this BEAUTIFUL lounge. WHAT? Yes… you heard me right. A lounge.  Keep Reading

Depression is Real

“TRIGGER WARNING”:  This is a serious post with very personal information

With the sad news of Robin Williams’ passing, it has triggered so many personal memories that I had tucked away to never be talked about again. So many people have been posting on Social Media about the reality of depression.  I know when you think of me, depression is the last thing you think of because I’m always smiling and laughing. Well, you’re right. I do not suffer from depression…  anymore… But I do cope with it.  I truly am a very happy and outgoing person, however, it wasn’t always the case.

 

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Depression IS real. Depression IS scary.  Depression can take your life IF you allow it to control you.  I am going to share some very personal information and not because I want anyone to feel sorry for me, because I don’t. I’m doing it because people need to understand the severity and how real depression is.  Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Keep Reading