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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Songstress GYPSYWOLF Hits the Scene

GYPSYWOLF is a fearless feminine wild energy that is the untamable soul of singer songwriter Sarah Agajanian. It is the inspiration which drives her, and the passion that creates her beautiful, soulful, and sexy music. It yearns to impact others and spread its voice. Sarah (GYPSYWOLF) does just that in her BRAND NEW single and debut music video “MEANT TO BE”.

Sarah Agajanian GYPSYWOLF is quickly becoming the buzzed about new artist—performing at Los Angeles hotspots Harvelles, The Viper Room, Bronson Bar, Witzend, and Bar Lubitsch. Writing her own lyrics and performing on the keys, she brings a fresh and delicious energy to singer/songwriting and to the indie music scene. We would love to set up an interview with you and Sarah to discuss her debut single and music video for MEANT TO BE that has the in-crowd vibing at the seams.

"Meant to Be" is the debut single release by the raspy, sultry, seductive, LA based singer/songwriter/pianist, Sarah Agajanian. An artist in many forms, Sarah’s passionate lyrics, combined with her ethereal melodies and hypnotic stage presence, will captivate audiences and fans of all ages. “Meant to Be” is an expression of the journey of becoming aware of the voice inside that leads us to our hearts, and is the first song and music video release from Sarah’s upcoming genre defining project, GYPSYWOLF.

Watch the brand new MUSIC VIDEO “MEANT TO BE”:



Download the SINGLE: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gypsywolf1


The project GYPSYWOLF was born of a fateful moment in Sarah’s life; awakening her to a new beginning and a new perception of life. Stopped in traffic while driving home to Los Angeles on a warm summer night, Sarah gazed up at the bright full moon above her. Her mind wandered, feeling the endless possibilities in the stars. In a blink of an eye, everything changed... A speeding car slammed into her from behind at 65 MPH, sending her into an instant black out. Minutes later she awoke from a dream with no recollection of where she was or what was happening, trapped in a crumpled car with no escape. Flames erupted from the engine, engulfing the car in seconds. Struggling for survival, she knew she couldn’t escape on her own... someone needed to save her. From out of nowhere, a crowbar pried the car door open and a man she had never seen before rescued her from the now blazing inferno. As she watched her car burn to the ground, knowing she could have been inside it, she stared up at the full moon which shined down on her. Her spirit was strangely calm and she was more aware than ever before, that she was alive. Escaping death by mere seconds, her thoughts were clear, “This isn’t the end. I am just beginning. There is too much music and life to be made.” From this point on Sarah knew the name of her project would be “GYPSYWOLF”. The power, the strength, and the purpose filled her heart soul and being, and her message was clear.




Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.


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Infographic: Periodic Table of Cocktail Nutrition

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend! Just wanted to share with you HellaWella’s Periodic Table of Cocktails shown below, which provides calories, fat, carbs, and sugar information for all of your favorite cocktails.


You can download the larger PDF version here: http://www.hellawella.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Eats_PeriodicCocktails_092512_v11.pdf





For more health topics, visit www.hellawella.com





Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.


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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Soda Stream Giveaway



Welcome to the Soda Stream Giveaway
hosted by Jen's Blah Blah Blog, Diva Fabulosa and Simply Shawn & Jenn


Enjoy drinking carbonated water and soda? Now you can make your own right at home with Soda Stream. It's easy to use and you can enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda.

The SodaStream Jet Fountain Starter Kit includes:


Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker
1 60 liter Carbonator
1 Carbonating Bottle
3 SodaMix Flavors (you choose the flavors)
Sodamix Variety 6 Pack



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One (1) lucky reader will have a chance to win their very own Soda Stream. Chosen winner will be selected via Random.org through Rafflecopter and is open to US only (ends October 30, 2012 at 11:59pm EST). Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.


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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. "Jen's Blog of Random Thoughts are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.




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The Vegetarian World of Lightlife

When making dinner, Moms usually don't have much time to plan what to make, what with kids' sports, recitals, PTA meetings, and everything else Mothers do. Lightlife knows how stressful it can be to make a healthy meal with everything going on, and they're here to help. Lightlife makes choosing a vegetarian option easy, convenient, colorful, eco-friendly, and fun in this new video featuring a fam made entirely out of vegetables.

Meet the wonderful world of Lightlife, where you can enjoy a hearty, satisfying meal—without eating meat. Our delicious vegetarian meals are evidence of our 30-year commitment to proving that eating something good and doing something good can be one and the same.

Check out this cute video!

Lightlife's frozen food options are made of non-GMO soy, and just like the farm animals in the video, contain no preservatives. They also have a new line of frozen veggie burgers! You can see options here: http://www.lightlife.com/Vegan-Food-Vegetarian-Diet/Vegetarian-Burgers




Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.




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Friday, September 28, 2012

One-Stage Breast Reconstruction

With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) approaching, I receive this news to share with you: the new, innovative one-stage breast reconstruction procedure. As seen on “Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers”, this procedure allows one’s breasts to be reconstructed at the time of mastectomy in one single surgery.

Recently named one of Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Lisa Cassileth is able to reconstruct the breasts at the same time which eliminates the risks of multiple surgeries and, more importantly, helps minimize the sense of loss.


Dr. Lisa B. Cassileth is one of the few female plastic surgeons currently practicing in Beverly Hills, California. She brings her patients impeccable surgical techniques, an artist's aesthetic vision, and an essential feminine perspective.

Dr. Cassileth offers a wide range of plastic surgery procedures to enhance and refine the face, breasts and body. She performs leading-edge techniques that achieve exceptional aesthetic results, including SlimLipo and breast implant revision surgery. She also pioneered the Cassileth One-Stage Breast Reconstruction technique, which eliminates the need for multiple surgeries in breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy. Click here for her C.V.

Setting a New Standard in Breast Cancer Patient Care:

With more women than ever choosing to undergo mastectomy for the treatment or prevention of breast cancer, the desire for a better type of reconstruction has grown. With Dr. Cassileth's innovative technique (which was published in the July 2011 Annals of Plastic Surgery), breasts can be reconstructed at the time of mastectomy in one single surgery, allowing women to awaken from mastectomy surgery with intact breasts, and minimal or no scarring.

She says: "It's exciting and rewarding to provide a new choice for breast cancer patients who are undergoing mastectomy. Reconstructing the breasts at the same time eliminates the risks of multiple surgeries and, more importantly, helps minimize the sense of loss."

The Advantages of Cassileth One-Stage Breast Implant Reconstruction:

- Only one surgery – lowers overall risk, decreases cost, and minimizes discomfort
- Avoids months of painful tissue expansion
- When you wake up from your mastectomy surgery, you will have whole breasts
- The risks are the same or better than traditional tissue expander technique
- Patients enjoy beautiful new breasts that look natural and full

Dr. Cassileth performs over 200 breast reconstructive cases per year, including nipple reconstruction, reconstruction implant revisions, and fat grafting. More than half of those 200 cases are primary breast reconstruction done at the time of the mastectomy.

Click the link to check out the procedure on national television program “Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers” and to see incredible before and after photos, click here.

Additional Treatments:

In addition to surgical techniques, Dr. Cassileth offers her patients a wide range of non-surgical anti-aging treatment options, including Botox®, Juvederm, and laser skin rejuvenation. She also offers patients a preview of their results with the state-of-the-art VECTRA 3-D imaging system.



Why the Technique is Different:

The Current Standard of Care – Two Surgeries

Traditionally, breast reconstruction with implants requires two surgeries: during the first surgery, a mastectomy is performed, and a tissue expander is inserted. Over several months, patients have weekly, painful injections to inflate the expander and stretch the chest muscle. In the second surgery the breast implant is inserted. Patients are often left with disfigured breasts and large, ugly scars.

Dr. Cassileth’s Innovative Procedure – One Surgery

The mastectomy is performed through a small incision (rather than the traditional, long cut across the chest). Using a collagen matrix, Dr. Cassileth then designs and constructs an Internal Bra that will hold and support the breast implant.

Dr. Cassileth’s uniquely designed, hand-tailored Internal Bra enables her to place the implant and create the perfect breast shape and size, all in one surgery. Patients wake up from surgery with beautiful, new breasts. This technique lowers overall risk, decreases cost, and minimizes discomfort.




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Scentsy Wall Plug In Warmer Giveaway

Welcome to the Scentsy Review & Giveaway! The review was done by Rantings from Lil n Hail's Mom's Blog. All views are my own , and facebook, twitter, pinterest etc, are not affliates of this review, or giveaway. This prize is donated and No More Soot is responsible for the prize and shipment.

Review:

As I am sitting here my house is full of the amazing smell of white tea and cactus. This smells amazing! Such a light smell nothing too strong, it fills our house and it feels welcoming. That fits right in with the warmer, the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality. The warmer fits in with any room in our house, a light tan color it goes with everything. Our little ones are not attracted to a flame burning, it camouflages as a "lamp" that they should not touch :)

The scent last as an even burn , and out of all the scents she gave me my favorite was central park pralines. I love the smell for fall, it's warm and reminds me of home at thanksgiving or Christmas for the holidays.

I am impressed as this is the first time I have worked with Scentsy, I will be going back to get more bars, and when the kids are a little older I will be getting a wall plug in like the one I am giving away here today!





GIVEAWAY

Rantings from Lil n Hail's Mom is hosting the giveaway donated by No More Soot, who is located in NY

Melissa, the lady who runs No More Soot, is generously giving away a Wall Plug In Warmer with a fall scent to one lucky winner, the giveaway goes live tomorrow 9/29 and will last till the 13th of October. The winner has to be located in the US, and has 24 hours to reply to my winner's announcement email before I redraw a new winner.

If you have any questions as a person entering or as a blogger, the host's email is Rantingsfromlilnhailsmom[at]Hotmail.com feel free to write her (me) and let me know what you need and I will see if I can help you. Good luck!

Some examples of Plug In Warmers:


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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. "Jen's Blog of Random Thoughts are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.







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Bling My Thing Cell Phone Case Giveaway (Winner's Choice)


About Bling My Thing

When a Japanese Designer Ayano Kimura embellished an iPod MINI with SWAROSKI ELEMENTS, as a one of a kind gift, she unknowingly created a sensation leading to the inception of Bling My Thing. The company was founded in 2005 in Berlin when demands for customized work came flooding in. Working exclusively with SWAROSKI ELEMENTS as a licensing partner of Swarovski AG, Bling My Thing has been perfecting and transforming the art of 'Deko-Den' (meaning 'decorated cellphone' in Japanese), a method of transforming cellphones into unique pieces of jewellery, very popular in Japan.


Photo above is the Bling My Thing Transparent Case for iPhone 4 / 4S : Milky Way / Cotton Candy

  • Clear Case / cover for iPhone 4 / 4S with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • Scratch-Resistant
  • Easily clicked onto iPhone 4 / 4S and form-fit.
  • Access to all ports and functions
  • Bubble-free, ultra clear screen protector
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • This article does not include the iPhone 4 / 4S

Read the full Bling My Thing Review at Mom to Bed by 8.

GIVEAWAY
One (1) lucky reader will have a chance to win a Bling My Thing Case (winner's choice). Chosen winner will be selected via Random.org through Rafflecopter and is open worldwide 18+ (ends October 13, 2012 at 11:59pm EST). Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize. Mandatory entry is required to unlock the additional optional entries.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. "Jen's Blog of Random Thoughts are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.




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Bird Photography: Beautiful Peacocks










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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Blogger Opp: $100 Target GC Giveaway Event


Attention bloggers: This is a free blogger event sponsored by Reclip.It. You will receive one link at no cost as a thank you for participating in this event. You must post about the giveaway announcement.

You will get a great blogger PERK for joining this event! You get your Reclip.It account set up with an automatic feed of your site!! That means you will not have add your deals it will auto feed for you :)

PARTICIPATION DETAILS

* Prize: $100 Target Gift Card

* Event dates: October 9, 2012 - October 24, 2012

* Contest is open to US Only

* Receive 1 FREE Link of choice (Facebook or Twitter)

* Optional additional link costs $4. Send payment to tinaluanne[at]yahoo.com

* To sign up for this event you must be registered for Reclip.It. Please use this unique URL: http://reclipit.com/account/register?utm_source=giveaway&utm_medium=blogger&utm_campaign=bbccgroup (this is not a referral link, just a tracking link)

Tips: you only want to set up one folder per blog. Also, do not sign-in using facebook it connects to your personal page but twitter is fine to sign in with


Blogger Referral Prize: The top referral for this contest announcement will get to host a likes/follows page for FREE! {Please mention Jennie from "Jen's Blog of Random Thoughts" - jennieyuen.blogspot.com referred you. Thanks so much!}







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Flipping for Giada De Laurentiis’ Almond Flapjacks


Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert (is there really ever a bad time for flapjacks?), these pancakes are the perfect amount of light and fluffy, sweet and nutty. In short: nothing can stack up against them. So what are you waiting for? Grab your fork and dig in.

Giada de Laurentiis’ Almond Pancakes
Makes 16 pancakes

INGREDIENTS

½ cup (4 oz.) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
1 ½ cups water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons pure almond extract
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups buttermilk pancake mix (recommend: Kruteaz)
4 ounces almost paste, cut into ¼-inch pieces
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
Maple syrup (optional)
Fresh raspberries (optional)

PREPARATION

STEP 1: In a food processor, combine the mascarpone cheese, water, sugar, almond extract and vanilla extract. Process until mixture is smooth.


STEP 2: Add pancake mix and pulse until just combined.


STEP 3: Add almond paste and pulse once to incorporate.

STEP 4: Preheat griddle or large, non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.

STEP 5: Grease griddle or skillet with 1 tablespoon butter.


STEP 6: Working in batches, pour ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto griddle. Cook for about 1 ½ minutes each side, or until golden.


STEP 7: Repeat with remaining butter and batter.

STEP 8: Arrange pancakes on a platter. Serve with maple syrup and fresh raspberries.



Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Thanks to A Bullseye View. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.



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Short Film Features Kristen Bell, Nia Long and Zachary Abel

Target is proud of their history of innovative marketing. Some of you may have seen their spring commercial and the latest fall commercial. Those commercials are pretty creative. What will Target unveil next?

Mixing commercials and cinema for an unprecedented, first-of-its-kind shopping experience, Target has enlisted Hollywood heavyweights like “Mad Men” director Phil Abraham and actors Kristen Bell (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), Zachary Abel (“Make It or Break It”) and Nia Long “(Fresh Prince of Bel-aire”, “Big Mama’s House”) for a short film that will debut on Target.com/FallingforYou in a series of three episodes, starting Oct. 2, 2012.

(Read more...)




Also, check out the behind-the-scenes video below:





Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Thanks to A Bullseye View. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.



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CW presents an Advance Online Screen of Emily Owens, MD Premiere

Viewers Can Catch a Sneak Preview of “Emily Owens, M.D.” Series Premiere



The CW will let viewers scrub in early for an online screening of the EMILY OWENS, M.D premiere. Beginning October 1 through October 14, the complete first episode of EMILY OWENS, M.D. will be available to stream on CWTV.com, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Hulu, on the CW mobile and tablet apps, and as a free iTunes download.

EMILY OWENS, M.D., starring Mamie Gummer as a surgical intern who discovers, much to her dismay, that working in a hospital feels an awful lot like high school, takes up residency Tuesday, October 16, 9:00-10:00 pm ET on The CW.

EMILY OWENS, M.D. is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman (“90210,” “Lipstick Jungle”) and Dan Jinks (“American Beauty,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Milk”).


(Source: CWTV)


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nail Art: Chrome French Tip Nails

Having fun with nail polish today. I recently bought a super shiny silver color nail enamel and I wanted to experiment with it. I decided to do a French tip in chrome pink. Pretty neat!






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Backstage Makeup at Emmy's Ball with Dinair

Challenge Accepted:
Dinair Airbrush Makeup Gets Misty backstage at the Primetime Governors Ball





Behind Hollywood’s most prestigious event, occupying the backstage of the 57,600-square-foot space inside the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Dinair Airbrush Makeup returned for the second year in a row to the Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball for hair and makeup.

Founded by award-winning international makeup artist and airbrush authority Dina Ousley, Dinair is the entertainment and beauty industry’s preferred airbrush makeup providing flawless, natural and high-definition coverage since 1981.

This year, Dina and her team of twenty-plus, created the look for the entertainers and performers at the official after-party for the 64TH annual Emmy Awards inspired by the décor theme, “A Romantic Rhapsody in Red.”

Dina hand dyed and created more than ten dramatic 1960s style hair motifs for the singing group “The Red Hots” and triplet violinists “Alizma.” Each hairpiece mimicked rose petals and perfectly highlighted the explosion of red in the venue. Using their signature personal airbrush compressor, Dinair also applied gorgeous show-stopping makeup for the performers.


We married the old with the new,” said Ousley about the never-before-seen rose bud hairstyle. “And look, it paid off!

Dinair is currently used and distributed in salons and by professional makeup artists worldwide in more than 60 countries and headquartered in Southern California.



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Free Blogger Opp: Ultimate Camera Bag Giveaway Event


Attention bloggers: Join Mommy and Baby Reviews, EmptyNester Reviews, Mom Does Reviews and It’s Free At Last for the Ultimate Camera Bag Giveaway! This camera bag is more than just a camera bag!

PARTICIPATION DETAILS

You will receive Facebook and Twitter follow on the form at no cost as a thank you for participating in this event. You must post about the giveaway announcement.

* Prize: ONE Winner gets bag of choice from Portare Bags ($139-$169 Value)

* Event dates: October 5, 2012 - October 19, 2012

* Contest is open to US only

* FREE Facebook link with announcement post (or pay $3.00 without announcement)

* Optional additional links $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

* Host pages are $10.00

* Send payment as GIFT via PAYPAL to irvandkathleen[at]gmail.com




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Bloggers Wanted: Vtech Phone Giveaway Event


Attention bloggers: This is a free blogger event hosted by Joys Of Life and Empowered Mommy. Our wonderful sponsor, Vtech, is offering the VTech's LS6475-3 Phone for the giveaway to one of our lucky readers!

PARTICIPATION DETAILS

You will receive one free link on the form at no cost as a thank you for participating in this event. Participation is free when you post an announcement on your blog about the event.

* Blogger Sign-up Dates: September 25 to October 5 (HTML goes out on October 5, 2012)

* Prize: VTech's LS6475-3 Cordless Phone

* Event dates: October 6, 2012 - October 29, 2012

* FREE Facebook or Twitter link with announcement post (or pay $5.00 without announcement)

* Optional additional links $2.00 each (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Picket Fences, Email, Rss, or StumbleUpon)

* Host pages are $11.00

* Co-hosts: you get a link back to your blog on our HTML post and 3 additional links for $20.00

* Agree to help promote the event at least once per to help spread the word and publish the post HTML by the specified date and time of 12:01 am. EST.





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