Friday, December 23, 2011

There is a PartyLite Home Party Happening Every 18 Seconds, Somehwhere in the World

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PartyLite Simple Pleasures Holiday Sweepstakes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Yes, this is true you know. PartyLite is a very popular company where there are nearly 60,000 people selling PartyLite candles to 'redecorate and refresh' you home for the everyday and for every holiday you like to celebrate. When you host a PartyLite party you will benefit just as much as your guests do. Hosting a party is fun because you get to earn FREE products too. How cool is that! These parties are fun and you can invite all your family members, friends and their friends. It can be a 'girls night out', at your  home.

Right now, the PartyLite Simple Pleasures Holiday Sweepstakes is going on and you can be part of it. That is right, all you have to do is visit the PartyLite website and enter there. When you visit the website, you can be the first to see the PartyLite Winter/Spring collection for 2012. When it comes to purchasing quality candles, PartyLite is the only place to look at for candles and purchase them for yourself, family and friends. They make for great birthday, anniversary and holiday gifts too.

Oh, and finally, everyone is on Facebook these days so do not forget to Like PartyLite Facebook. That way, you will be in the know on all their new products and share what you like too. Parties are fun, so why not earn money at your party, especially when it comes to selling candles.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

The Android Will Make For An Awesome Christmas Gift

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

That is right, now you, your family and friends can get a great holiday deal on Android. The Android™ powered EVO 4G devices are available for a limited time only. So, right now is the best time to shift from the device you have now, to an Android.  The Android is powered by Sprint and this is a special online deal. If you are looking for a phone with free activation and new lines of service, this can only available online. Oh, and Sprint will pay for your shipping! With the phone you have right now, it can pay for your new phone because you will receive a $250 credit towards your new phone, even if it is from another carrier. This is so cool, Sprint has a BuyBack Program.

If you ask me, this is one awesome way to start out the new year. This is a win, win for you and your pocket. I wonder, do any other big name carrier's have a BuyBack Program? If not, how come? This seems like to new trend in allowing customers to upgrade to a new phone and not have to pay that enormous fee to leave your contract and go with another carrier.

Yeah, this is a total win, win for you, your family and friends. 

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Decorating Time is Family Time!

--Philip J Reed on behalf of Westwood College

It’s that time of year! Did it sneak up on you? If so, you certainly aren’t alone! But as much time as you might spend getting ready for the holidays, you can also be using to spend time with your family. That’s a great bonus that is often overlooked, and that’s what we’re here to remind you about today!

Preparing for the holidays can take up a lot of time. Obviously Christmas is what’s coming to mind for readers right now, but any holiday can easily dominate your free time with preparations, whether that be decorating, shopping, cooking, or anything else! But by including your family (young ones in particular) in these activities, you will not only make them go by faster, you will also make them more fun. You’ll also be able to spend time with your family that you otherwise wouldn’t have!

Think about any of the traditional things that families have done for generations. Carving pumpkins, hanging decorations, trimming a tree…any of that is a perfect opportunity to get the entire family involved. Work together to select and hang decorations. Decide which activities you will do, and schedule a time to do them so that everybody can be available. The time you spend with your family is reward enough in itself, but accomplishing holiday tasks in the process means you can be productive as well as attentive!

Let’s just focus on decorating, to take one example. There’s a lot involved! Picking out decorations, deciding what will go where, hanging them, or even making them…that’s a lot of opportunity for family involvement, and small children in particular see the hanging of decorations as much more of a treat than a chore. So get them involved! Let them pick out what decorations will hang where, and you can even lift them up to help them hang them! For any decorations that might be more dangerous for children, such as hanging Christmas lights on the outside of the house, you can have the kids stay at ground level and either feed you lights up the ladder, or call out instructions to you to help you keep everything even and centered! Depending upon their ages, they may be happy just to be included in the process and won’t mind that not every step will be “hands on.”

Decorating the tree is probably the most rewarding for children. Trees are bright, shiny and festive, and small scale decisions such as which particular ornament will hang off of which branch can provide many hours of enjoyable planning. Again, you may want to handle the lights yourself, but a little bit of tinsel in a toddler’s hand goes a long way! For an extra treat, lift them up to place the star on top of the tree. There’s no more magical tree-trimming moment than that!

You don’t have to have attended an interior design school to have an idea of how to pretty up your home for the holiday. Just let your heart – and your children! – be your guide, and remember that though the holidays may be stressful, they’re also a time for togetherness, and for bonding, and for making memories with your family that will last forever.

Monday, December 5, 2011

TwiceGirlies and Keira attend "A Little Princess" at The Grand Theatre

A couple weeks ago when my hubby, twins and myself were driving downtown, I read on the theatre marquee that the Tracy Rep was having three showings of the play, "A Little Princess". So, I took a photo of the marquee and texted the pic to my friend Kim and said we should go. Well, she had already purchased tickets for the 20th. So I ordered tickets too, for the three of us, Mommy and Twins.

On the day of the play, in the afternoon, Kim and her Mom Maxine were kind enough to pick me and twins up. Those attending the play were Kim, Keira, Maxine, Angel, Me, Emma and Abby. This was my twins first time attending a play and wow, they certainly showed it...LOL. They were not still and kept asking me questions. My goodness, I thought going to the movies was bad, but having my twins sit still and be quite in a play did not compare.

I loved the play and I know when my twins get a little older they will be able to sit still and not talk during the play. Well, my three friends from church were in this play. I know the Director, one of the actors and lighting coordinator. They all did an excellent job and I can not wait to see another play they are in or direct.

Oh! One of my chiropractor's and his little girl were also in the play. It has been a long time since I have attended a play and this was just so much fun.

In May, I want to take my twins to see "Annie". This is a musical, so hopefully they will not chit chat too much and sit still..LOL..I would have taken them to see "The Nutcracker" this month, but....well...that would be more for myself and not them.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

TwiceGirlie's and the Windy Day

Well, it looks as if  we have finally entered the "Fall" season. Yes! I know we are actually heading towards the Winter months, per the calendar, but the weather outside feels like Fall. The leaves on our trees were supposed to have "fallen" in Sept, Oct and Nov. As per usual, the seasons in California are messed up! Oh yeah, in the Sierra's, the snow did not stop falling until mid or late June, summer did not really end until a week or two before November. Normally it is real cold on Halloween, but not this year. Oh no, it was so warm and unseasonal, but so like California.

But I digress...

The leaves really began to "fall" yesterday and are continuing today...with the high winds. Oh goodness, why are the seasons ending and beginning as they are supposed to? I just do not get it my friends. I wonder how windy it will be tomorrow and wonder how long it will take for all the leaves to fall.

My twins would love to rake up all the leaves, before the gardeners come back on Monday, to jump into them again and again and again. Well, here are some photos I took for you to see. These leaves are somewhat brown but the majority are green.