Friday, January 28, 2011

Super 8, Pawn Shops, and Kevin Costner...

Wow, I have been so out of touch with my blogging world lately.  I've just been so busy and I feel horrible that I've not kept up with you all!   So if anyone's still reading this boring blog, I appreciate it!  

I just got back from Vegas last week.  I was there for my Arbonne conference, and it was a lot of fun, and very motivational.    I went with my whole team and we had a great time! 

 I am soooo ready to kick start my business into overtime.   And soon, very soon, I will be earning my Benz!   Can you tell I really want this car?

Wednesday night after our conference, we decided to go sing karaoke, so we asked the concierge at the MGM, where we stayed, where a good place would be.  She recommended a place called "Ellis Island."   Well, here's a little fact about Ellis Island that you may not know.... it's connected to a Super 8 motel.  That should tell you all you need to know.   Needless to say the 2 cabs full of friends that I took there were not too thrilled with my choice, haha.   But it was entertaining to say the least!  We got to see some Elvis impersonators, Las Vegas locals, and a few girls who I'm pretty sure were "ladies of the evening."    It was a memorable night at least!!    Some of my friends were a little frightened though.
Sandy didn't have any love for "Ellis Island." 

The next day we drove even further into skeezy Vegas when my friend Erin took me to a pawn shop!   Haha, apparently it's a pawn shop that's on a show called "Pawn Stars" that she watches.  I dunno..... just looked like a pawn shop to me.  Anyone watch that show?

Erin at "Pawn Star"

The last night of the conference Arbonne paid Kevin Costner and his band, Modern West, to come sing for us.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but they were really good!  We made our way to the front row and I got a pick from the band! one seems to share my excitement when I tell them that.  haha.   

We had a great time and got to hear some wonderful speakers.   My favorite quote came from best selling author, Dr. Betrice Barry:

"You can be dumb all by yourself, no need to join up with stupid."

Haha, love it!  Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Keeping warm by the fire....

There is nothing I love better in the winter time than a fire going in the fireplace!   I love that we have a real wood fireplace in our home (one of the only perks to an old house), but it can be messy.   We've been in desperate need of some fireplace tools for a while now, but I couldn't seem to find any that I liked.  I didn't want a big set that would be an eye sore.   So when CSN asked me to do a review for them, I was excited to see these fireplace tools that are exactly what I was looking for.

This 3 piece fireplace set  is great because it's cast iron and sturdy, but small.  The whole set is only 22" tall, so it doesn't take up a lot of space.  There are 3 tools, which is really all you need.    It looks great.  My only negative is that it came unassembled, and some of the parts didn't seem to want to fit together at first.  But after fooling with it a bit it worked out.

Check out CSN and all of their awesome products!   

Monday, January 17, 2011

Want to do a review/giveaway?

Check out my friend Jesse's very cool new website: Bloggerdise!

It's a free way for bloggers to link up with companies that want to offer reviews or giveaways.

Pretty cool!

And speaking of giveaways, this is the last week to enter my Arbonne giveaway, so go do it now!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Insane in the membrane

Have you ever looked back on a time in your life and wondered "what was I thinking!?"    It seems like so many moments of clarity have been coming to me lately.  "Ah-ha" moments, as Oprah would say.    It's no surprise that I over-think things, and I'm constantly trying to analyze myself, but it seems like the best moments of clarity have come from the simplest things.   A song, a photograph, a sentence....   It's amazing how perspectives can change in a moment.  

So, for all of the stupid moments in my life, I would like to plead temporary insanity.    

....what was I thinking?!!  

Thursday, January 13, 2011

High School Reunion

Oh my.... my 10 year high school reunion is in August.  
So you know what that means.

Better get my butt in gear so I can look good!    

Oh and P.S.  last chance to enter my Arbonne Giveaway!    
Very few entries, so chances are good!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Still an Innocent

A message about letting go, moving on, growing up, and all that good stuff.  To myself and whoever else wants to listen.  

Plus, I just love this song.
.....and apparently have too much time on my hands.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Free Cleaning for Women with Cancer

I just heard about this wonderful organization today called:
Cleaning for a Reason.  

They provide free home cleaning for women with cancer.  Isn't that awesome!?   If you know of a woman who could benefit from their services, click on the link above to learn more.