Friday, June 20, 2014

shopping for a cause for the paws!

Hey friends!

I am so excited because I am participating in the SoCal Bulldog Rescue Summer Blast Auction this weekend! The auction started this morning BUT runs through 8PM PST on Sunday, June 22nd. If you are in the mood for shopping, please check out the SCBR Summer Blast Auction album on facebook. There you will find a variety items up for bid and some are even perfect gifts for the animal lover in your life or for YOUR dog!

On tuesday and wednesday of this week I worked on cards that I donated. You can see the cards I made in the album. Mine are lot number 149 and 150. It feels good to be able to donate to a special cause that is very dear to my heart and that is pet rescue! The SCBR has over 100 bulldogs that they are caring for as those babies wait for their forever home. Some of the dogs have special needs, are in need of surgery or simply require frequent vet visits which can become very costly! All the proceeds of the auction will go directly to the care of these beautiful bulldogs. Everyone who works with the rescue group are volunteers!

Here is a small sampling of items up for auction!

I really want this hoodie, but I can't bid any higher (sad face)!
How about a super cute coffee mug?

Or a new purse with a little bling!? Can be made into a crossbody!

and let's get practical! A cute poop holder with bags and a nylabone!

and here are the cards I made:

If any of these items peeked your interest, hurry on over this weekend and place your bid and browse the other great items up for grabs! Please feel free to share my post, and spread the word about the auction! We can make a difference! Even if you can't afford to bid on anything, just spreading the word by tweeting, sharing on google+, or re-posting on your facebook can help! If you "LIKE" the SCBR supporters page, you can definitely share it with all of your family & friends on facebook!

Thank you so much and hope you have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

U By Kotex Saves the Undies

*Special thanks to U by Kotex® Pads for sponsoring today's discussion, however, all opinions are my own.

I must apologize to the men who may read my blog, but we're talking lady talk, so just beware! Hey, it's ok if you wanna keep reading. This might help your best girl friend, girlfriend, future wife or wife! ;)

Let me take you back to January 18th of this year. This was a very special day. It was the day I got baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I opted to wear a vanilla shade dress for my special day. Because of the color, I bought a special pair of nude colored undies. As soon as I put them on, I knew these would be my favorite boyshorts. They are so comfortable and are easily disguised underneath clothing. The material is soft and stays at all the right places! Well, that all changed when I got home that day to find that I had started my period! Talk about an unexpected visitor! My dress and undies were a mess! I wish I would have known about U by Kotex cleanwear ultra thin pads, especially the ones featuring the 3D Caption Core.  This new design by U by Kotex features a one-of-a-kind center that locks away wetness to help stop leaks. Now available in Cleanwear® pads, AllNighter® pads and Security* pads. Now, that's something I could have really used!

I know better now that these pads and liners can help me save the undies! I actually recently tried U by Kotex Cleanwear Ultra thin regular pads. They were comfortable to wear. I liked that the pad was wide enough to make me feel protected and safe from leaks occurring, and  they are thin enough without the bulge of a thicker pad. I don't really want to feel like I am wearing a mini diaper!

I had no idea that U by Kotex® offers a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons. Outstanding protection that keeps you one step ahead. This is a huge relief to me because I can have confidence in knowing that my next favorite pair of underwear wont be ruined, hopefully! Plus, I just gotta add how cute the packaging design is of each individual pad.

Have you tried these pads before or any of U by Kotex products? If you haven't, you're in luck because you can try these pads for yourself! You can go to the U by Kotex landing page and request a free sample of the U by Kotex hygiene products that will work best for you and help you save the undies! Just click on the blue "free sample" button, enter your mailing info and then you'll be set to go!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

little brother graduates!

On May 21st, my youngest brother graduated from high school! and with honors in Spanish! I sometimes call him Slim Jim because he's tall and skinny. He's also a golfer. He was on the varsity team since he was a freshman AND he was the number play those four years of high school! Yeh, I just gotta brag! Proud big sister here! He is off to the community college for his basics and then he'll probably transfer to a university for golf management.

So then on Saturday May 31st, I traveled out the east valley (about an hour from my house) to go to Slim Jim's graduation party. Before I went to my dad's, me and my friend Bradley stopped by my mom's house. It was good to visit with her and my aunt and our dogs. Oh those babies are so cute!

When I first got into my mom's doorway, I felt one of them licking my toes. It was emme saying hello and giving a little love! She is our last Boston Terrier. We rescued her. The couple that had her moved out of state, and so we took her. We had four, but the older three have passed on, emme is the last of the original four. She is so gentle and calm. She's the "mama" to our two other dogs, both boys. They absolutely adore her and their bodies have to touch hers, like if they are all laying down on the floor or couch, so funny.

Around 6pm, we arrived at my dad's for the party. It was so nice to see some family and old friends of our family's as well as a couple of my good neighbors that I've known for about 16-19 years! One of them, Chris, is so sweet. My leg started flaring up and I still had over an hour before I could take my next round of meds. She went over to her house across the street and brought me her ice pack that I could put on my leg to help me! The ice did seem to help much more than when I use my heating pad. Her ice pack was cool because it was soft and flexible, unlike those blocks you put in your lunch bag! haha.

Also at the party, I got to see my step aunt Sharon who is hilarious! Her and her hubby D live in the Houston, Texas area and so I don't always get to see them very much, maybe a couple times a year.

My stepmom and sister made lots of yummy sub sandwiches, almost 100! plus pasta salad (my fave!), chips & dip, and fresh fruit cut up.

I got to meet a couple of Slim Jim's good friends. Since I don't see my younger siblings that much, it's neat to meet their friends who they spend alot of time with ya know, especially when they were in the high school setting.

Of course, there was time for selfies! We love selfies!

Overall, it was a great time and happy I got to see my family!

I initially was going to post this on Saturday (a few days ago) but blogger was acting up and my post was lost! Frankly, I was quite mad and was not in the mood to draft it again and I had no more time, so I am hoping blogger cooperates and posts today!