MANICure Monday | Are You Ready for Some Football?!?!

Wait…did I just seriously ask “Are you ready for some football?”  Clearly I’m delusional and what I meant to say “Are you ready for some football nailart”  Phew that’s much better!

This time of year I become a football widow.  I’ve tried over the years to learn more about the sport and get into all the drama, suspense and thrill of the game.  But alas, my only love for football will be with me painting a football on my nail!  LOL

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Prize Candle Review and Reveal – Is my ring worth $10 or $5000?

*I received this candle in partnership with Tastemaker Moms.  I was not compensated in any other way.  As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Prize Candles

I LOVE candles and all smell good things…LOL!  Seriously, if you know me then you know how excited I get when it’s that time of year when the seasons change and the new fragrances are revealed.  I was recently sent a candle from Prize Candle to review and was even more excited when I found out the ring inside could be valued from I $10-$5000! So what exactly is Prize Candle and how did they start?

“The Prize Candle story began with the collaboration of a team that shared a passion to create an eco-conscious candle line that is sophisticated and refined, yet, affordable & festive.  Pulling their talents from the fashion, design and tech industry to develop Prize Candle, the result is a beautifully packaged, all natural soy wax candle in fragrances that will enhance your environment with the added bonus of a prize in every candle!”

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We ended up with the Adriatic Fig scent and it smelled so amazing.  It literally had the entire house smelling like fig and a cedar-woody smell, but not overly perfumed.  After checking out the site and all the awesome rings that other customers had received, I couldn’t WAIT to dig down deep into that candle.  And I literally had to dig because after several days of burning I became impatient. (don’t judge me I wanted that ring…LOL)  So after a bit of digging around I discovered my ring.

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The ring is nicely wrapped up in a plastic package to keep it safe from the soy based wax.  After you unwrap your ring you then take your code and enter it on Prize Candle’s site to get an appraisal of the ring you have.  While the ring I ended up with is cute for $25 I would have loved a REAL diamond!  Ha!

While I loved the candle, I wasn’t quite thrilled with the ring.  For costume jewelry I prefer colored stones versus cubic zirconia stones.  Or if it is a CZ, I’d prefer the stone be more of a cluster style so that it doesn’t scream out “Hey…I’m a big ol’ diamond wanna be!”  Know what I mean?!?!

Besides the ring, I loved everything about the candle and I’ve been burning for quite some time and there is still a lot of the wax left to burn.  Can’t wait to try out a few of the other scents since they smell so heavenly?  Have you tried Prize Candle before?  If so, please share what you thought and what kind of ring you won.

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As women we wear a lot of hats, how do you manage it all?

For a year and a half I had the pleasure of being a Stay-at-home-mom (SAHM).  It gave me the time to do more things with my family like volunteer at my daughters’ schools, work on my blog consistenly…basically it gave me more time to just enjoy life!  Due to circumstances beyond my control, I’m back at work Full-Time.  And not only am I back at work, but I’m doing something that I’m not passionate about but pays the bills.  I’ve worked in a lot of different fields before but this is by far one of the most emotionally and physically draining ones for me.  I work Friday thru Sunday & Wednesday from 11:00am-9:30pm.  So basically I have no life on the weekends which really sucks when you have kids in school.  Thankfully we still have time during my off days to do a few fun things so I’ll take what I can get!  ;)

One of my good friends is working on her PhD and  I am assisting in a dissertation study regarding the experience of motherhood. If you are a mother, please click the link below and complete the surveys. Completion of surveys will take about 30 minutes. Complete the entire survey for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Click here to be taken to the secure survey site.

So how do you manage it all?  Before completing the survey, please share your thoughts here about how your try to manage it all but still be true to yourself.



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Wine Wednesday | Enjoy Summer with a Wine Slushy!


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First off… can you believe that Summer is almost over?!?!  How the heck did that happen!  My oldest daughter returns to school today and my little one starts next week.  In addition to this Summer flying by just as fast as the speed of sound, I also started working Full-Time outside of the home again.  Add a crazy work schedule, not being able to spend more time with my girls all Summer, buying school supplies and you end up with one over-worked stressed out mom!  Now if you’ve been following me for any amount of time you know that I love me some wine!  One of my favorite sayings is “Everyone needs to believe in something… I believe I’ll have another glass of wine!”

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