Sunday, August 12, 2012

AstroBrights for back to school!

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Back to school time is right around the corner. How will you organize and get ready for back to school this year? Any projects AstroBrights can help you with? They've got a few ideas, but I'm sure you have even more! I want to let you in on a little secret! AstroBrights Papers come in 23 different colors, so your bright ideas will always get attention-and, they are perfect for home, school or office projects. Do you want to stand out above the rest? Why not choose lively AstroBrights Papers for your next brochure, invitation, flyer or project? AstroBrights Paper is about being creative and getting noticed. They provide a bold array of colors because they believe ideas are important, thoughts aren't shy they aren't afraid to stand out above the crowd.

Support your local elementary school by entering the "Give a Brighter Year" sweepstakes. You can win a cash prize and school supplies valued at $30,000 for the school of your choice. How cool is that?

AstroBright wants you to participate in their family friendly "Make something AstroBright" design challenge and unleash your inner creativity for a chance to win AstroBrights Paper and other prizes! Visit Astrobrights on Facebook to learn more about the "Make something AstroBright" contest. Share your projects by taking pictures or shooting videos.  AstroBrights also encourages everyone to get inspired by engaging with them on their Facebook page, Pinterest, Twitter and other social media channels. Please be sure to use the hashtag #goastrobrights.

Wherever your creativity leads you, be sure to use AstroBrights Papers. You'll be so happy you did!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back to school - BOGO 1/2 off at Famous Footwear

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I always remember back to school as an exciting time. I got to go shopping for new clothes and shoes. When you are younger (well, all the time really), fashion really matters. You want to look your best for all the new friends you are going to meet as well as impress your old friends. Famous Footwear offers great brands at a great price. They have hundreds of brand name shoes and thousands of styles to choose from.

All of their stores are easy to shop in. You can get in and out quickly because the stores are not overwhelming and flow well. Famous Footwear understands that their customers have a busy schedule and they want you to be able to get in and out quickly. Where else can you shop, try on and purchase three pairs of shoes in less than twenty minutes? That's a VICTORY!

You can find the coolest styles your kids want at prices that won't break your wallet. That's also a VICTORY!

To celebrate your VICTORY, Famous Footwear is offering 15% off (20% off if you are a rewards member or you can sign up to become a rewards member) plus BOGO (buy one get one half off).

If the shoe you want is not available in the store, they will get it for you through home delivery or you can shop at http://www.famous.com and have them delivered to the store. The possibilities are endless.

If you join their FREE rewards program, here's what you get:

  • Earn 1 point for every dollar you spend in store or online
  • Accumulate points to earn certificates up to $100 per year
  • Discount offer just for signing up
  • Other special discounts and perks

Please be sure to print out the coupon below and redeem in store between 8/2-8/18. How would this coupon help make your back to school shopping easier? I encourage all readers to comment.

BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Did you hear about the Kia Rio Scavenger Hunt?

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

I encourage everyone to watch the Youtube video above to get a better idea about Kia Rio's scavenger hunt and feel free to leave comments.

They say the joy of an adventure is not the destination itself, but the journey that leads you to it. But what if both were equally exciting? Imagine for a moment you are on a scavenger hunt in L.A. with your best friend, hitting some of the most famous landmarks looking for clues. You set out on your adventure in a sleek, high tech user friendly vehichle. What's your prize? The chance to meet a famous Hollywood celebrity!
Kia has sent two pairs of best friends on the zip and dash to Los Angeles geocache challenge in the 2012 Kia Rio 5-door. The teams utilize the car's awesome features to make their way through L.A. in search of Christina Milian. From the latest Bluetooth system to its innovative USB input jack, these duos are starstruck by more than Christina herself.

The five locations the contestants visit are:

-The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round - A historic landmark in L.A. that has been running since 1937 is a place where Walt Disney brought his children before building Disneyland.
-Amoeba Records - One of the most popular historic music stores in Los Angeles. Visitors can find rare vinyl, CDs, tapes and music memorabilia and even catch a live show. The clue in Amoeba was to find a hidden Christina Milian CD.
-Rodeo Drive - One of the most expensive and swanky shopping destinations in Beverly Hills. The clue on Rodeo drive was to count the number of palm trees from one street to another.
-Pink's Hot Dogs - An L.A. favorite serving hot dogs named after Hollywood celebrities.
-The Roosevelt Hotel - Smack dab in the middle of Hollywood Blvd. and home to both history and the best parties in L.A.. This is where they finally had the opportunity to meet Christina Milian.

I personally think this scavenger hunt is pretty darn cool. I can't think of a better way to see all of these historical Los Angeles landmarks and you get to drive around in a new car full of super cool gadgets.

Click here to explore the Kia Rio Explorer Page. All new Kia Rio's are equipped with UVO Technology. According to Kia's website, Kia Rio's start at $13,600. Kia's have a 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. The Rio's come standard with 15" wheels, mesh radiator grills, heated mirrors, 2 lens reflector headlights, dual exhaust tips, chrome bumper air intake and Sirius XM radio system just to name a few things.

I would definitely take a challenge throughout L.A.. I don't particularly have a famous superstar I would like to meet, as I'm not starstruck, but I still think it would be fun! If I could Zip and Dash, I would probably want to do it in Chicago! What do you think?
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Baby-G & Ke$ha = Fab watches for any occasion!

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

I'm someone who typically prides myself on current trends. Fashion-forward brand Baby-G has done it once again! This time partnering up with Ke$ha to create two watches that couldn’t tie in any better with her hit song “TiK ToK.” Launched in September, the Baby-G and Ke$ha collaboration watch models display the head-turning style that make both Ke$ha and Baby-G unique to loyal fans. Ke$ha tackles two of her most signature themes in the design of her timepieces – animal print and All-American. Both watches are also adorned with Ke$ha's signature "Ke$ha" logo.BGA-200KS-1E_JR_DR_CR_ER.tif

To date there are two Ke$ha watches that are currently available:

1) Red White & Blue watch: Inspired by the American flag because it's a recurring theme in Ke$ha’s aesthetic and also represents freedom of speech which is a right she passionately exercises in her life and music. Ke$ha created the patriotic BG5600KS-7 model, which features the colors and shapes of the American Flag's imagery with red, white and blue complete with stars.

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2) Leopard Print: Ke$ha enjoys wearing leopard as it brings out the animal that is inside of her. Ke$ha hopes when people wear her watches they express themselves and never lose the animal inside of them. The BGA200KS-1E harkens to Ke$ha's wild side, as well as what is arguably the most identifiable theme in Ke$ha's music, imagery and style, by using an animal print. She designed this watch with a leopard print pattern on the watch's face and also its black resin strap.

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The attention-grabbing watches also have the functionality that sets the Baby-G brand apart. The BGA200KS-1E is shock resistant and 100M water resistant and is equipped with an LED Light, world time from 48 cities and 29 time zones, a daily alarm, 1/100th second stopwatch, countdown timer, 12/24 hour formats and a mute function. The BG5600KS-7 features 100M water and shock resistance, EL backlight with afterglow, 48-city world time, four daily alarms and one snooze, countdown timer, 1/100 second stopwatch, mute function and 12/24 hour formats. Check out images on the watches here.

The watches are available at Tourneau, Nordstrom, select Macy's stores and fashion boutiques, with an MSRP of $120 for the BGA200KS-1E and $99 for the BG5600KS-7. Check out the collection on baby-g.com for more information. I personally love the leopard print watch! I typically wear a lot of black and this watch would look great with jeans, t-shirts, flats, skirts, shorts-basically anything. I also love big watches. The bigger the better! 

I encourage everyone to check out the watches themselves and enter the Baby-G sweepstakes! Please comment on this post and tell me which watch you love and why! For more information about the Baby-G sweepstakes please visit the contest rules page. You could win a Baby-G watch! Please also be sure to check out Baby-G's photo shoot below.

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