Swiffer + ASPCA


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Swiffer to the rescue! Having two pups (that shed – A LOT) in an all tile house can be trying. I’ve had shedding dogs my entire life (from Golden Retrievers to Beagles), and one thing is absolutely certain – the amount of hair that a dog sheds is insane. It gets everywhere, and it so difficult to pick up, let alone keep things hair free. It’s really difficult to find a good product or products to keep my house clean, and that are safe to use around my babies. I’ve tried so many different ways – traditional sweeping, vacuum cleaners, dust mops – nothing really picks up all the pet hair and dander that is left from my precious pups. Enter this amazing big green box of pet friendly #SwifferEffect products. These products have literally saved me and my little family time and kept our home clean, safe, and healthy for all of us to live and love in. It’s really easy for me to use the Swiffer Sweeper on my floors. The best part is it’s basically an all in one tool – it picks up the hair and other particles on the floor with the sweeper clothes. Than I can finish the job by using a Swiffer Sweeper Wet cloth to mop the floors and everything is clean and all of these products are safe for my pups, which is major. Did you know that most American’s don’t get a pet because they are worried about the hair and shedding?

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Swiffer products are a pet owners other “best friend” – they are safe for pets and actually make cleaning up after your pets quick and efficient so you can spend more time playing with your pet on the floor versus cleaning them. That’s the #SwifferEffect. Additionally, Swiffer® is supporting the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (#ASPCA) in a year-long effort to help find homes for animals in need and help make the challenges of cleaning up after a pet less of a concern after adoption. How awesome is that?

I wanted to share the big green box of goodies with a friend, and I did just that! I surprised my closest friends RJ and Tina, who are momma and poppa to four pups (Check out how adorable they are!).

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Dear Kate

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Queen Size Vera Hipster | Queen Size Ada Brief | Queen Size Ella Hipster | Queen Size Ada Hipster

Plus size designers have really been stepping things up quite a few notches lately. With the arrival of different design collaborations (think Nicolette Mason for Modcloth, GabiFresh for Swimsuits for All, and Sophie Theallet for Cacique), the plus size community has got some great options. I love that these options continue to grow each and every day. Trying to find some great lingerie in the plus size range can be difficult. When I discovered Dear Kate, I was thrilled. They have stunning under things for both straight and plus sizes. The quality of their products are immaculate. I’m talking great fabric, good fit, lots of comfort, and best of all – they are pretty. As a lady, I love finding pretty under things. There’s nothing more (aside from shoes) that makes me more excited than pretty under things. The difference with Dear Kate is all in the lining. Their lining is revolutionary in keeping you clean, dry and comfortable. Check out their entire Queen collection for all of the gorgeous styles I featured, along with some other great pieces!

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Fall Fashionista Events: Win a pair of James Jeans!

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Welcome to the Fall Fashionista Event 2014!! The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from ModlyChic.  All Fashion!  Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries.  Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize! For every giveaway in the Fall Fashionista Event that an entrant enters, they gain one entry toward the Fall Fashionista Events Main Event Prizes.

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The  Fall Fashionista Events Grand Prize is $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law).  For every giveaway in the Fall Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Fall Fashionista Grand Prize. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $500 PayPal cash. 1 first prize winner will receive $300 gift certificate to Midnight Velvet Clothing. Isn’t that stunning?

I’m very excited to be a part of such an amazing giveaway for the second year in a row, and even more excited about the amazing prize I’ve got in store for one lucky reader!!! For my portion of this huge giveaway event, I’ve got an awesome sponsor offering up a mega prize:

Fall Fashionista  & James Jeans Giveaway on Kirstin Marie

James Jeans is offering one lucky reader a pair of jeans of their choice! James Jeans is one of my all time favorite denim brands. I’ve been a long time fan of the brand, and they are a dream to wear. James Jeans specializes in soft, wearable denim. Their styles are classic, on trend, and timeless. With an incredible fit and a long, long closet length (believe me – some of my pairs have been through hell and back), James Jeans is by far one of the most superior denim brands today. Check out the details on how to enter below!

The Giveaway:

Runs October 9 – October 17, 2014. Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST October 17th.

The Prize:

-One pair of Jeans (valued at $150+) from James Jeans! Open to US Readers Only!!

LEGAL Stuff: 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted. Still Blonde after all these YEARS , Modly Chic, Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway or the Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! Compensation was not provided. Opinions expressed are my own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook. Happy Entering!

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Vintage places

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Dress (via Gwynnie Bee) | Steve Madden Bow Heels | eShakti Tutu Skirt (borrowed from Thamarr) | Discovery Clothing Cardigan (c/o) | Target Belt (old) | Deb Shops Necklace (c/o)

Fleming Island is filled to the brim with old architecture, and historical sites. I love history, so when I find a place over flowing with vintage places, I am in heaven. I find vintage places so enticing that I just cannot get enough. This vintage place was a gorgeous old church from way back when. The church itself is no longer used for services, but can be toured inside if you play your cards right with the care taker. The graveyard has graves dating back to the early 1800s, which was the early times of Fleming Island. Each winding path through out the graveyard just outside of the church was named a different walk, which I found so fascinating. It makes you think of how simple life was, and how much honor and pride people took in their work, and in their lives. It really shines a light on the incredible amount of respect that was given to each person, as an individual that had an impact on the town. Sometimes I think about how nice it would be if life today were that simple. Instead we are so used to a very fast pace environment, everything here, now and ready to go. I, for one, take much pride and honor in my work. I work hard, and I respect everything and everyone. Respect, pride, and honor are all major key ingredients to a fulfilling job well done in my book.

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Love my Intel Tablet

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Thank goodness for my Intel Tablet. It has literally been my saving grace with all of this crazy moving business. My husband and I are currently living in a hotel until our new home is ready, so the idea of completing work for my business and doing day to day blogging and social media tasks has been daunting. Thanks to my Intel Tablet, I can get a bunch of my work done, complete my social media tasks, and do a little bit of online shopping/browsing.

My tablet has been an incredible tool when it comes to working on my blog in remote locations where I can’t get to a desktop of laptop. My current computer is packed away in a storage unit far far away, so my tablet has been my go to since the move. My tablet is fast, reliable, and has me resting assured knowing that my work can get done easily and efficiently.

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Powered by Heels

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Knot Your Mothers Dress (c/o – similar) | Rockport Total Motion Tall Boot (c/0) | Corduroy Blazer (similar) | Statement Necklace (similar)

Doing everyday tasks is something that most of us don’t think about doing while wearing a pair of heels, wedge boots, or basically anything super stylish. Personally, when I run errands, I like to throw on a pair of flats or sandals. When I walk my pups, I rarely ever wear a great stylish shoe. Rockport’s Total Motion collection has totally changed my mind. I was able to comfortably walk my pups through grass, climb up a hill with them, and continue on my day while still looking stylish. These Rockport Total Motion Tall Boots are fantastic, are so incredibly comfortable and chic. With a nice amount of stretch on the back, they accommodate my plus size calves perfectly and comfortably.

Rockport is launching an awesome campaign, Powered by Heels, which encourages and inspires empowered women to get out there and do our every day tasks while in a great pair of stylish heels. I’m very much Powered by my puppies in my day to day life. Adding the ease  and style of a great pair of Rockport Total Motion Wedge Boots to my daily routine of walking my pups really helped in ultimately making my day more time efficient. I love that I am able to get myself ready in the look of my choice and am not limited in what I can do.

Rockport’s women’s collections are designed in its new Italian Design Studio headed-up by the women’s Artistic Director, world-renowned footwear design veteran Roberta Rossi. From their fashion-forward Seven to 7 collection, to Total Motion, the ultimate in comfort, each shoe is designed to allow women to live their lives without boundaries. With Rockport, the feeling of happiness isnt derailed when you put their shoes on your feet, or walk from home to work or work to an evening out. In fact, your smile grows because Rockport shoes are sexy and comfortable.

Show us how you power your day! 

 Post a photo on your social media channels, tag @Rockport and use the hashtag #PoweredByHeels and #sweeps to win free shoes and an all-expense paid trip to Miami for a spa weekend! And, your posts will be featured onRockport.com. Be sure to check out the entire Rockport Total Motion Collection, grab a great pair of heels, and find out what Powers you!

 

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Weekend Chic

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Deb Shops Pocket Tee, Black Tote and YMI High Waist Skinny Jeans (c/o) | Lane Bryant Cara Leather City Heel Ankle Boot, Studded Status Link Bracelet, and Status Link Necklace (c/o) | Firmoo #F1009 Glasses (c/o) | MAC “Russian Red” Lipstick

Casual weekend wear is seriously my favorite thing. I love weekend chic looks, especially when they are completely comfortable and effortless. I paired a great fitting pair of high waisted skinny jeans with an oversized boyfriend pocket tee and a great pair of ankle boots and I was ready for the weekend. I decided to go with minimal and simple accessories, while opting for a bold lip color (my favorite color, mind you), and a great pair of glasses. I love wearing glasses because they are such a wonderful accessory while still being practical and useful. This pair of glasses from Firmoo really speaks for themselves. The dual tone frame is so much fun, and so completely non traditional. I love the modern take on the cat eye frame. It’s just so different. Firmoo has a bunch of versatile styles available for decent prices that can fit in any budget. Right now, Firmoo is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with an awesome sale. You can get 20% off all frames site wide with code 5YEARS.

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Essio

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Meet ESSIO! Essio is the first aromatherapy attachment for your shower head. It’s literally like an amazing spa like aromatherapy treatment in the comfort of your own shower! I instantly fell in love with Essio. With three different blends of organic essential oil pods to choose from, each shower is a different aromatic experience. Each pod is really easy to attach to the shower head, so it’s super simple to do it yourself. Talk about an awesome, easy DIY Spa treatment! Let me show you how it works:

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Step 1 – Attach the Essio arm to your standard shower head. No tools required!

Step 2 – Insert the pod of your choice into the arm.

Step 3 – Tilt into your shower and enjoy!

The pod will last you about 4 – 5 showers on average, so you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy your personal spa. The oil, which is certified USDA organic, is slowly released from the pod to create the perfect aromatherapy experience that will last for your entire shower. It does not leave any oily residue on the skin or hair, it’s strictly for aromatherapy use only. Out of the three blends I received, it’s difficult for me to select  favorite:

~Breathe Blend: Blend of Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, and Lemon

~Passion Blend: Blend of Mandarin Orange, Lavender, and Rose

~Unwind Blend: Blend of Orange, Bergamot, and Patchouli

Sounds delicious, right?? Well, from now until 9/25, you can enter to win one of your very own ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Kit!! Click the image below to enter to win!! (US Readers only!)

Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit Giveaway on Kirstin Marie

 

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The Sims Series: The Sims™ 4

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It’s no secret that I am a The Sims Series game fanatic. I’ve been playing The Sims Series since it first came out, with the original The Sims Series. The game really plays into my creative side. I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of The Sims™ 4. When the game was release, I rushed to my local Walmart and snatched it up with a giant smile of excitement on my face. I could not wait to get home and start my new The Sims™ 4 adventure! I love creating different Sims of all different shapes and sizes. That’s one of the major improvements with The Sims™ 4. You can now click on the part of the Sim you want to change, and use the mouse to adjust. I’m talking body modifications (fat or skinny, muscular or soft, size of each part of the body – everything!). You can also fully create and customize your Sim to be however you want them to be. In The Sims™ 4, there are brand new Sims with big personalities. The Sims themselves, are smarter, more relatable and emotionally aware beings whose every action is affected by what they’re thinking and how they’re feeling. You can see in my screenshots that my Sim, Zoe Jewel, is feeling Fine or Energized depending on what’s going on in her life at that moment. She’s got different aspirations based on her moment to moment needs. It makes playing the game that much more fun and relatable to our lives.

The Sims™ 4 has completely rebuilt its creative tools to be intuitive, powerful, tactile and lots of fun. It’s easier and faster for you to create exactly the Sims and the homes you’ve always wanted in The Sims™ 4. I love building and designing the different homes. It’s seriously one of my favorite parts of the game. I can be the interior designer I’ve always dreamed of being, or I can create something so incredibly off the wall, and let my imagination and creativity run wild. The fact that I can just click and grab whatever my heart desires and create that custom designer home just makes me incredibly excited.

Be sure to enter the SIMify yourself Facebook Contest here: https://www.facebook.com/simifyyourself. There are $8000 in prizes to be won including the grand prize where you could win a trip to Maxis studio in California! See the official rules here: https://collectivebias.box.com/shared/static/bgg20pn7ujnmkha77b6p.pdf. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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Island Life

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Hell Bunny Island Print Dress (via Gwynnie Bee) | Deb Shops Color block bag, and bright sandals (c/o)

Before Scott and I headed back down to South Florida again, I spent the day with my parents in Fleming Island. It was an awesome day filled with spa treatments with my mom, and photo shoots with my dad, followed by an amazing and tasty dinner of my favorite – my mom’s fajitas. My dad took me to this gorgeous park near their home on Fleming Island. I thought it would be the perfect setting for this beautiful dress by Hell Bunny. It really got me feeling like I was living the island life. Sometimes it’s important to feel the ease and simplicity of what island life symbolizes (not necessarily what it actually entails). For me, at this point in my life, it’s exactly what I needed before we made our big move.

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