Angie Rambles

A blog of my thoughts from working at home to family life and everything in between

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Welcome May: Summer is almost here

How is everyone doing? The warm weather is trying really hard to show it's face here in IL. We have had some nice days but I look forward to summer. Last night was our last spin class for a while since the gym is closing for two weeks. They have to work on the water system, paint, etc. It might be just what I need with the pinched nerve I have had for 3 weeks. You can read more about that over on my weight loss journal.

I have been working on my name domain website and will hopefully have that up this weekend. It will basically just showcase our websites and my favorite business resources, blogs and stuff like that. I needed one main hub where everything could go. I was going to start a blog with it and use it for personal stuff and business but I'm still debating on that. Do you have your own name domain? If so, please feel free to share it!

Thanks to the great ladies over at 5 Minutes for Mom, I am in Jamaica mode this morning. They have a great giveaway (for FIVE people to win) for Ziggy Marley's Family Time CD. I LOVE it and want to win. Jamaica, Reggae, the Marley family, love it all. If you want some fun music to listen to head over there and enter.

While I'm here, did you know I'm on Facebook and Twitter? Hope we can connect!

How is life treating you? Life is good but I'm really facing some challenges both with my workouts and business so it's time to get moving. I have big goals and it's high time I focus more on making those goals become reality.

Oh and if you want to enter to win a very cool laptop and bag, visit Stephanie's Metropolitan Mama blog to enter to win the Toshiba Portege laptop and Small Phantom bag. Read the specs on this thing, it's A.MAZING!

Have a great day,

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mother's Day is coming soon

I can't believe it's almost Mother's Day. Still not sure what to send to my mom. Nothing like waiting until last minute. Last year I sent beautiful flowers and a balloon and she loved that. Any recommendations for this year?

Oh and be sure to check out the 5 Minutes for Mom Mother's Day Giveaway 2009. Holy cow there are so many cool things they are giving away.

Mothers Day 2009

I'm going to enter a few of them what about you?

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

What's Up With Me and Giveaways

WOW, can't believe it's been a month since I last posted here! I have been putting most of my blogging efforts into my weight loss journal (blog) so again you can keep up with me over there if you choose. I haven't had the chance to get my new personal blog up so I'll just keep checking in here until I can get that together.

I'm so excited because next week my mom and dad are coming in to town to help celebrate my and Kev's birthday's. I'll be 37 next week, April Fool's Day. We are going to go to Bahama Breeze for dinner (I got a $10 coupon from them) and do a bit of shopping at our favorite tea shop, maybe grab a few things from Whole Foods and then get some yummy ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery (got another coupon, free b-day ice cream). I was laughing yesterday because I also just got a b-day coupon via email for Moe's, one of my favorite fast food restaurants. We might have to take a break from cleaning the house this weekend to go grab a free lunch ha ha. I don't usually use coupons but why not if I have them right? Looking forward to next week!

So what's on my b-day wish list you ask? I already ordered a few workout dvd's and they will be here Monday. I also want to look for an ipod docking station, a new camera, a carrying case for my Acer Mini laptop, new sports water bottles and oh new headphones for my ipod. The ones I have were supposed to be good but I don't like them at all. Got any recommendations?

Well, I'm having a blast with entering giveaways when I have time so I want to pass on some links to great items you can also enter to win. I'll try to check in more often with quick updates and giveaway links. Hope you are doing well!


My friend Kailani from An Island Life and An Island Review has a yummy Bangerang Bake Shop goodie for one of her readers. Sounds so yummy!

$100 Amazon gift certificate giveaway! Need I say more? ha ha Stop by the Miscellaneous Finds 4 U blog to enter. I just found this blog today and can't wait to dig in more. They have a ton of reviews, a great section on blogging and graphics, community service and much more.

And now for a really amazing giveaway opportunity! A huge Kid's Creations outdoor playset and cool digital camera is up for grabs at Dad Blogs Big Spring Contest. I almost didn't enter because I don't have kids at home BUT I decided if I were to win, I would give this away to a family I know but I would keep the camera HA HA

So, I already told you what I would do with the playset if I were to win. I loved to swing when I was young and the playsets these days are full of other fun stuff like a cool rock climbing wall hello? Springtime is the perfect chance for kids to get out side and enjoy the weather so imagine winning this beauty! Run, don't walk to this giveaway and if you decide to sign up for their website, let me know your username because it counts as a referral for me *wink*

So there you have it, an update about me and a few awesome giveaways. Chat with you soon!

New giveaways for the next week will be added below:

Playtex Gloves giveaway over at An Island Life. Ohhh I could so use these!

If you love Dial products as much as I do, head on over to Rockin Mama's clean giveaway. I love the foaming Yogurt Vanilla and White Tea hand soap. Ahhh those scents are wonderful.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Eye 4 Gifts: Unique Handpainted Glass

I love this store! Bought the "Birthday Girl" Martini glass for my friend's martini birthday party and it was a big hit. I totally forgot to take a picture of my friend WITH the glass so if you just click on the link above, you can see it. Of course it was personalized with her name and date so it was just perfect.

Jennifer, the owner was a great help and stayed in touch throughout the order process. Shipping was fast and the packaging perfect. Kev is already talking about future gifts we can get here. Learn more about Eye 4 Gifts here.

Eye 4 Gifts has such a wide variety of glasses
  • Wine
  • Martini
  • Margarita
  • Champagne
Here are some of my favorites:

Basset Hound Wine glass

The Palms Martini glass

Parrot-ita Margarita glass

Friendship on Fire Champagne glass

Be sure to check out the personalized and custom order sections on Eye 4 Gifts to see what they have to offer. And I see Jennifer has some specials going on too.

Happy Shopping!

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February Check In

How is your February going so far? Mine is good. Kev and I went to Bahama Breeze for our Valentine's Day dinner (but we went a few days before). Had to run errands so it was perfect timing so we would not have to brave the crowds. It was a pretty fabulous and healthy meal. We would've normally went to Red Lobster, our usual but I just wasn't feeling it this year.

Did you happen to catch my new ride? You can see it here and while you're there friend me on Facebook. Having fun with it. And Kev got one too but in silver. The color and mileage was the only difference. We are looking forward to a nice day where we can get a twin picture of the 2 trucks ha ha. Oh and it's a Dodge Nitro in case you're wondering.

Today it's snowing here in IL and we are staying home! Rented so many movies last night so we are going to just chill out and enjoy the day. Having a nice big bowl of oatmeal and getting work done while hubs sleeps.

Be sure to stop by my weight loss journal (blog) to keep up with my progress. Lately I have been at a standstill as far as the scale goes but I'm still truckin' along. I post frequently on that blog so it would be great to see you there.

Hope you have a great weekend!

PS. Here are some links to a few cool giveaways.

Don't miss the Mom Giveaways Spring Fling in March. It will be here before you know it! Be sure to enter to win the book, Deceptively Delicious. It looks really neat!

Also enter to win a Banana Nut Cheerios Gift basket

and lastly, I love bags so much this is the perfect giveaway. Enter to win one one of these Nest bags.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Checking in

Just wanted to check in and remind you to visit my weight loss journal (blog) to keep up to date with me. I am doing well and keeping busy. I am looking forward to getting my name domain blog/site up in the near future so I'll be sure to announce it so you can be sure to follow me there.

Menu Plan Monday was also moved to that blog so drop on by and let me know what yummies you've been eating.

I have found some cool giveaways that I would like to share so I'll be posting those along the way as well.

My friend is having a martini birthday party tonight and I bought her the cutest martini glass. I'll do a review of the product soon so you can see. She's house sitting for this family and the house is huge. It has an indoor pool, hot tub and much more. She's there until March, lucky gal. LOL

The first giveaway I would like to share is a blog design giveaway. You know I could use this for my name domain on WordPress that I haven't even published live yet but I want you to have a chance to win too. These designs are A.mazing, love her work.

A few other giveaways can be found on Mel's fun blog, A Box of Chocolates. Get your last minute entries in.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Make it a great one!

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Friday, January 09, 2009

L'Oreal Paris and A Mom in Red High Heels

My online friend Tammy of A Mom in Red High Heels has the coolest opportunity. She's in Beverly Hills at the L'Oreal Paris Gifting Suite at the Golden Globes. As the celebs go through the suite she will blog about the beauty and fashion trends she sees AND she'll let us know what kind of SWAG is going out the door. Ahhh wish I could be there with her but I don't know much about beauty or fashion (that is why I read her blog in the first place LOL). Hope you'll take a minute to check out her blog.

Edited to add:

Tammy has a cool L'Oreal SWAG giveaway posted on her blog. You should go and enter. I'm on my way there now.

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: January 2009

I am now posting my Menu Plan Monday on my healthy weight loss journal (blog). I sure hope you'll come by and read there. I know I have not been posting a lot to this blog but I am going to ultimately have a blog on my name domain which will replace this one at some point so I'm looking forward to that. I'll be posting here off and on until I get that blog up and running. Just wanted to give you a quick update.

Happy New Year!

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