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Apr. 6th, 2017 03:54 am
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So I'm still figuring out dreamwidth. If you're one of my LJ friends who found your way over here, please comment and I'll see if I can figure out how to add you. Please add me in return. If you have a different username, please let me know your old LJ username, too. If you'd rather private message me, I think I'll ask you to do so on Facebook until I can figure this place out. You're welcome to message me here instead, but I can't promise I know what I'm doing to get your message =)

Holy Cow!

Sep. 12th, 2009 04:43 pm
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A couple weeks ago, Money Saving Mom had a link to someone's Avon store that had a bunch of lip glosses and deodorants on sale for $.99 or under plus free shipping. I LOVE Avon - I was an Avon addict in high school, as one of my really good friend's mom had an Avon business. I haven't ordered from them since then so, what, 14 years? So I spent $2.97 that I probably shouldn't have and got two chapsticks and a deodorant. It came really quickly, came with a catalog that I drooled over one night on the couch while sitting next to Geof. I kept showing him the cute little girl's outifits and stuff... he kept rolling his eyes. Typical encounter for us ;)

We kept checking for the mail to come today because, normally, it's here much earlier on Saturday. Geof had just checked, nothing, sat back down. The doorbell rang (usually means the postman/lady is bringing a package). I asked him if he was expecting something - no. He got it and looked at me and said, "Are you?" No. He hands it to me and says, "Avon calling!"

I panicked.

I said, "I swear, I spent $3 on that one order - I even threw out the catalog before I finished going through it - I didn't order anything else!" I looked at the return address... sure enough, the same lady through whom I placed my last order. So I figured it was just a mix-up - she sent someone else's order to me. It was a BIG box - like 6x8x12". I saw my name on the paper and looked under it to see a big bottle of bubble bath - and I got REALLY scared because that was one of the things I had looked at. So now I'm really freaking out that I accidentally placed an order I shouldn't have. I read the paper inside:

Congratulations! You were randomly chosen as the winner of my monthly giveaway! Everyone who purchased an item from my online Avon store was entered in a drawing to win this grab bag of different Avon goodies--- and you're the winner!
M blog is and my online Avon store is
I've also enclosed some catalogs and samples for you! Feel free to tell your family and friends to visit my online store, I will be having more samples and giveaways in the future.
Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the products you purchased.


I was shocked! I didn't even know there was a giveaway going on - I just wanted some cheap, shipping-less Avon goodies (and I *do* enjoy them - I opened the vanilla lip balm last night - is SO good! And Avon deodorant is wonderful - cheap and it really works well, the smell isn't over-powering, and it lasts a full 24 hours.)

In my box there was:
A HUGE bottle of French lilac bubble bath (24oz!)
Avon Naturals refreshing peach antibacterial hand gel (this is the other "flavor" of lip balm I bought - and now I'll fight swine flu and smell good in the process!)
a purse-size bottle of Skin So Soft signature silk ultra moisturizing body lotion
an 8-in-1 lip palette (I wanna go play!)
Avon Naturals (green) Apple and Honeysuckle refreshing shower gel (5 oz - and I love that Avon's shower gel bottles are "hooked" at the top to hand on the showerhead)
Avon Moisture Therapy Intensive Extra Strength Cream (5.3 oz)
Skin So Soft soft&sensual roll-on anti-perspirant deodorant (did I mention how much I love Avon deodorant!)
Avon Foot Works foot moisture cream (2.5 oz)
Planet Spa Greek Seas condition seaweed hair mask
Avon SpectraColor lipstick in the nudes(I don't know how to describe this - it's like a mix your own color in the tube thing - here's a link - but it looks fun!)
Avon Moisture Therapy Lip Moisturizer SPF 15
Avon Care Deeply Lip Balm with aloe (I *almost* ordered this one. It's very plain, but it's one that my mom loved. But I told myself I didn't need to spend $1 for the memory. I was so happy to see this one)
Avon Sweet Delicious Lip Balm (It's purple! The outside it purple with pink hearts all over the place, so I'm thinking it's meant for kids)
Avon Wash-off Waterproof mascara (black)
Anew Clinical Professional Stretch Mark Smoother (This made me giggle)

Those were all the full-size things. Then there are samples of:
Lipstick in bordeaux (have you seen Avon's lipstick samples? They're adorable tiny lipstick tubes! My Busia used to keep them in her purse)
Lipstick in bronze (it's shiny!)
liiv botanicals vital day cream with SPF 20
mark matte chance mattifying lotion in sugar cane/pumpkin seed
mark eyeshadows in cake and corset
u by ungaro (perfume)
Anew Clinical Thermafirm face lifting cream
planet spa African shea butter brown sugar body scrub
mark sassy (perfume)
Anew alternative photo radiance treatment
liiv botanicals vital night mositurizer
[ ] - Patrick Dempsey 2 (perfume, and yes, "[ ]" is the name)
Avon 60's Pop (perfume)
mark see things clearly brightening moisturizer lemon & orange/lotus flower
Anew Rejuvenate Day Revitalizing Cream SPF 25

I'm just in shock! Have I mentioned how much I love Avon? My little perfume collection (admittedly, mostly for the bottles) is mostly Avon. I can't wait to start messing with this stuff!
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5 Dollar Dinners is having a give away for 3 boxes of DiPalo Selects GF Pasta.

Head on over to enter! Thanks for letting me know, Ali!
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Nothing personal, just my list was creeping into the 80s, which is a bit much for me. Cutting a few friends and no longer following some communities. Thanks.

Edit: My apologies to those of you that were cut and saw the "if you can read this you haven't been cut." For some reason, LJ did not actually remove the people that I told it to.
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A friend of mine is getting married and is having a hard time choosing her wedding band. The engagement ring you see is her ring - she's choosing between the two bands shown (top and side view of each). In her words, the smaller ring (A) looks more dainty on her hand and the bigger ring (B) has stones the same size as her engagement ring and looks better with that ring.

I'm very bad at these kinds of decisions, so you get to help choose! And this entry is public, so you can have your friends come look and vote, too. I'll make it friends-only once she has made her decision.


Small ring (A) top Small ring (A) top
Small ring (A) side Small ring (A) side
Big ring (B) top Big ring (B) top
Big ring (B) Side Big ring (B) Side

[Poll #1370240]
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The Crunchy Domestic Goddess is having a giveaway for Earth-Mother's Day! Click on the link below to go see for yourself - there are some pretty cool prizes in the mix!

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Win a Free Ergo Baby Carrier from Along for the Ride

What an awesome contest! I've seen my friends in SD use one and it looks to be an amazing carrier! I know that the mom I spoke with about it loved hers to bits!
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OurBlessedArrows is running a contest/giveaway for a play cabana. It seems like a really neat little thing that most young kids would enjoy. Head on over there to find out more information about the contest and to sign up for your family!


Jul. 21st, 2007 11:54 am
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5 minutes for Mom is running a give-away from Horizon Organics for almost $300 worth of free dairy products. GO! Click on that link and find out more!
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I hope that my child[ren], looking back on today
Will remember a mother who had time to play;

I've been debating about this for awhile now. I don't want to cut anyone, because I honestly like and am "invested" into each and every one of you on my friends list. I've found myself skimming entries lately, though, and that's not fair to you - to have a "friend" who can't keep up with what's going on in your life. I'm afraid, though, that until things settle a little, I need to cut some of my long-posters.

Please, please, please don't be offended by this. I'm hoping that you will have it in your heart to let me ask back on your lists when more free time is allotted me. However, that won't be for quite awhile, it seems, and my kids need me a lot more than my computer does. Know that I will still be thinking of you guys often - especially my friends that are expecting new little ones in the near future. I hope to still keep up on what's going on with you in communities we're both in when I have time to check in there.

I'm going to leave this up until about midweek, then take it down due to our lovely internet stalkers who have nothing better to do than follow us around. If you want/need more info about the cut, don't hesitate to email.

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Because that didn't happen until the last day of vacation, and Melanie might explode before I get there, here's what happened. (No, the icon is not directed at you, Mel.)

Geof has Robert semi-entertained, so I might actually get to type this in one sitting )
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Here's some pictures from the last two-ish here, please )

And, for the record... I did not give him permission to be one month old. Darn short month! I'll be sure to take a picture of him before bed.
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This journal is friends only. If you want to be added, feel free to leave a comment. However, please know that I'm not at a place where I have a ton of LJ time right now - so I'm being extremely selective in adding friends. It's nothing personal.
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