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Look Who’s Calling? Part 2

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Every year my family attends a huge reunion during the summer, and this year I’m one of the co-chairs.  Everyone who is attending lives all across the United States, so I will be doing a ton of texting and making countless phone calls to get everything and everyone organized.Look Whos Calling Part 2

That is why I’m so happy I have the $49.88 PLUS Plan from Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile with Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 15GB of 4G LTE† then 2G*. Remember when I switched back in January of 2016?  I know I will never again receive those huge data overage charges like I did with my last mobile service plan.  And best of all, there is no contract, no activation fees and more data on most of the plans with coverage on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE† network.  I’m loving the plan, it gives me all I need and more!  I’m looking forward to upgrading my phone to the new LG L59 – Grace phone.

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I want to make sure the attendees have a great time so I used my phone to look up all the local hotels, best places to eat for a crowd, and fun things to do while everyone is in town.  I have even set up a group text just for this reunion so we can all stay in touch and everyone knows all the happenings at the same time.

This year our reunion has a #hashtag so all the members attending and those who can’t make it will still be apart of the memories via social media.

I have saved so much money with my Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan I am adding a raffle to the reunion activities this year, and the grand prize is a new LG L59 – Grace phone, along with 1 month of the $49.88 PLUS Plan.  With the Walmart Family Mobile $49.88 PLUS plan, the winner of the raffle will receive a free VUDU◊ movie rental credit (valued at $7.00) each time they renew their monthly service.  The lucky winner will be able to take some great photos with the 8MP camera and the 5MP front facing camera.  I’m looking forward to seeing who wins and what moments they capture via the #hashtag!

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I thought I would share a few tips I’ve learned along the way to make any reunion unforgettable.

  1. Use Technology.  Send invites via social media and create a #hashtag so everyone can be a part of every moment.  Create a video of the heartfelt, silly, and blooper moments of the reunion weekend and have a viewing on the last night.
  2. Play Games.  It gets everyone involved from the toddlers to the seniors and it makes for some great laughter and memories!
  3. Silly Awards. Hand out silly prizes and 1 great grand prize!  It’s fun to watch someone receive a silly award it will get the entire group laughing.  Then have one spectacular grand raffle prize like the LG L59 – Grace phone along with the Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile $49.88 PLUS Plan!

*Disclaimer:

  • All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change.
  •  *Please contact your local Walmart for current pricing or at myfamilymobile.com.  
  • †To get 4G LTE speed, you must have a 4G LTE capable device and 4G LTE SIM Card. Actual availability, coverage and speed may vary. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
  • ◊Limited time offer. Available for lines active with the PLUS $49.88 plan only.     VUDU◊ enabled device and account required for digital viewing. Customers must be 18 years or older to open a VUDU◊ account. Movie rental only available in the USA. Free movie rental provided in the form of a movie rental code to the value of a $7.00 VUDU◊ credit. Movie rental code allows for selection from available movies for rent. May not be readily redeemable on all new releases. Code will be delivered within up to 24 hours of the effective account renewal date. Must be used within 30 days of receiving code. Offer is non-transferable. Limit 1 per customer. Additional terms and conditions on the VUDU◊ website: http://www.vudu.com/termsofservice.html

Look Whos Calling Part 2

Until Next Time…

XOXO

Friday Five ~ Links I’m Loving This Week

There is nothing better than a good internet link to break up a mundane day.  Today, I’ve brought you my five favorite links I found this week from around the world wide web!

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Do you hate doing crunches?  Here are 4 mistakes you’re probably making.

 

 

 

 

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Ever wonder how much the contestants on The Bachelor spend on makeup and clothes to be on the show?

 

 

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Do you have a hard time picking out a wine from a long wine list?  Here is a foolproof method for getting it right every time.

 

Friday FiveIt all starts with an X to get those perfect shaped lips.

 

 

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Choose the best sunglasses for your face shape.

 

 

Happy Friday!

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Friday Five ~ Last Minute Fathers Day Gifts

Father’s Day Is Only 2 Days Away!

Here are my top 5 last minute Father’s Day gifts…

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  1. Mr. Beer Long Play Ipa Craft Beer Making Kit

  2. Kenneth Cole Mens Stainless Steel and Diamond Watch

  3. Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua Men Eau De Toilette Spray

  4. Catskill Craftsman Guitar Shaped Cutting Board

  5. Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Don’t forget to get the special men in your life a gift to show them just how much you care.  And more than anything else hug them tight and tell them how much you love them!

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Friday Five ~ A Week In Review

Happy Friday!

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The week started off great with a walk on the Huntington Beach Pier.  The surfers were out and so were the hoards of people fishing off the pier.  The mornings have been full of June gloom which makes for perfect walking weather.

friday Five - start with breadAs much as I try to stay away from bread I just can’t help myself!  So when I saw this sign at my local coffee shop I knew it was a sign… Insert smile!

Friday Five Peonies

So happy when I saw these beauties at Trader Joe’s.  I look forward to Peonies season every year, they bring a smile to my face (maybe even more than bread).  They had some beautiful burgundy ones this year, but I’m such a traditionalist.

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A little garden inspiration.  I’m loving the vertical gardens at this home and I’m trying to figure out how and where I can incorporate a wall like this in my backyard.  I like to make a vertical herb garden.  Do any of you have one?

Friday Five Fairies

I was doing a few errands in Laguna Beach when I came across this adorable little fairy garden tucked away on the side of a building.

How is your Friday?

Until Next Time…

XOXO

 

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Friday Five ~ There Is Magic In Your Smile

Smile!

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Did you know when you smile you are throwing a party in your brain?  Smiling activates the release of neuropeptides which fights off stress. It also relaxes the body which can lower your heart rate and blood pressure.  Studies have shown that those who smile are treated differently than those who do not.  People who smile are thought of as attractive, sincere, reliable, and relaxed.

Smiling is contagious.

Here are just 5 of the millions of things that make me smile…

  1. Swinging on a swing set.

  2. Hearing someone speak Italian.

  3. Having coffee & donuts.

  4. Sitting by a fire.

  5. Last but not least, Handsome.  From that silly moment I caught him looking at me, I have not stopped smiling.

 

So next time you are out and about smile at the strangers you walk by, it just might make their day.

Smile! It does a body good.

It will make your day brighter and your brain will throw a party!

 

Until next Time…

XOXO

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 It’s that perfect time of year, the birds are chirping, the weather is warmer, the trees are blooming, and generally everyone is happy.

How cool are these elevator doors?  I was at a business meeting in Pasadena and every floor in this building had a different word painted across the elevator doors.

Inspiration is everywhere you look…sometimes it is actually written out just so you notice it.

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There are so many reasons I love Springtime, like the weather, people seem happier, and most of all wherever you look there are trees blooming with beautiful Spring flowers.

 

 

 

On a recent trip to the Orange County design center for Sunday breakfast (they have a delicious cafe hidden away there) I came upon this fantastic fountain.  We had breakfast and then did a little design center window shopping.

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Handsome just gets me.  He know exactly what to do to bring me back to center.  These pink roses did the trick, their scent is intoxicating.

 

 

 

A very special person surprised me with a Rainbow Roll Cake. The perfect mid-week sweet treat.

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Happy Friday!

In just a few days is Memorial Day have fun, stay safe, and please, don’t drink and drive!

Until Next Time…

XOXO

 

Friday Five ~ Best Apps Edition

We’re talking APPS today…Friday Five Best Apps Edition

1. Companion: Mobile Personal Safety

This is an App designed for your personal safety.  Companion was designed by students at the University Of Michigan.  All you need to do is enter your destination and select a few of your contacts to be your Companions (your contacts don’t even need to install the App on their phone).  Companions will get a live map of your progress and will receive updates that you made it from Point A to Point B with no problems.  If something happens along the way Companion will check on you to make sure everything is okay.  If you don’t respond within 15 seconds, Companion will alert your contacts.  There is also a “I Feel Nervous” button and that information will be passed along to your contacts, also.  You can also call the police with just two taps.  iOS & Android ~ Free

2. Untappd: For Beer Lovers

This App is to help you discover and keep track of every brew you drink with a network of fellow beer drinkers. You check in different beers and rate them.  It finds you nearby venues, events, and beers that you will love. You can even send a virtual “cheers” to friends for their beer selection. iOS ~ Free

3. Prisma:  Photo App

Turn your photos into incredible works of art using the styles of famous artists like Munk or Picasso!  It also has a ton of special effects.  Check out this unique photo App for yourself and create your unique art style. iOS~ Free

4. Magisto Video Editor & Movie Maker

Have you ever tried to edit a video?  It a long pain staking process.  Magisto make the process simple and makes your videos look as thought they were edited by a pro!  The App takes your photos and videos and edits them together into videos you can share with your family and friends at places like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, even WhatsApp. iOS ~ Free

5. Pause: Learn to relax

In this crazy life that we all have sometimes it’s good to just take a moment and Pause.  This App was made to help you relax.  With a backdrop of soothing music, you move your finger slowly across your phone screen.  Focusing on the slow and steady movement will help you to relax. iOS ~ $1.99

What are your favorite APPS you can’t live without?

Until Next Time…

XOXO

25 Random Acts Of Kindness

25 random acts of kindness

There is no better feeling than when someone does something nice for you just because, and that same feeling goes for doing something nice for someone…just because!  The world can be a very harsh place just one small act of random kindness from a fellow human can dramatically change someones life or at the very least make their day!

I have made a list of 25 little random acts of kindness, so just maybe we can all show a little more kindness and love towards each other.

One small random act of kindness can truly make someone’s day.

  1. Say “Good Morning” to the person standing next to you.
  2. Offer to return a shopping cart to the store after someone has loaded groceries in their car.
  3. Purchase coffee for the person standing in line behind you.
  4. Text someone just to say good morning or good night.
  5. Leave an encouraging note on the mirror in a public restroom.
  6. Hold the door open for others.
  7. Give a genuine compliment to at least 1 person everyday.
  8. Give a gift to someone, just because.
  9. Compliment someone to their boss.
  10. Let people merge-in during traffic.
  11. Say “thank you” and “please”.
  12. Send a care package to a solider.
  13. Buy lemonade from a kid’s lemonade stand.
  14. Put a coin in an expired meter.
  15. Say “I love you” to someone you love.
  16. Smile at people.
  17. Surprise your friend with a CD of their favorite songs.
  18. Introduce yourself to new and not so new neighbors.
  19. Compliment a stranger.
  20. Hold the elevator.
  21. Write your husband/wife a list of all the things you love about them.
  22. Check in on your elderly neighbor.
  23. Purchase extra dog and cat food and drop it off at your local animal shelter.
  24. Email or write to a teacher who made a difference in your life.
  25. Offer to buy your co-workers lunch.

How do you spread random acts of kindness?

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Friday Five ~ Cinco De May Edition

Happy Cinco De Mayo!  Today on Friday Five I thought I would give you a little inspiration and five visuals to get you in the Cinco De Mayo mood!  If you’re having a get-together you still have time to incorporate a few of these ideas to kick your party up a notch!

Of course no Cinco De Mayo party is complete without a pinata and these beautiful pinatas have beauty and function!  I’m sure your guest will be wowed by this pinata made with fresh flowers and streamers. (made by Kristin Guy)

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Madewell Transport Tote  – Clean, modern and completely unfussy, this roomy leather tote is topped with comfortable over-the-shoulder straps and a convenient optional crossbody strap for when you want to wear the style hands-free.

Fringe Studio I Love You Mom Porcelain Mug – Brushstroke script and golden hearts make this porcelain mug an enchanting gift for any mother.

Lavami Bath Soak – The nature-lovers at Canada’s Lavami believe that healthy, vibrant skin comes via a nutrient-rich regimen and not by way of the latest fad. That’s why they choose each of their high-quality ingredients carefully – creating pure, handcrafted blends that are free of GMOs, synthetics and preservatives. This blend of salt, minerals and herbs reduces stress, removes toxins and offers all-over revitalization in your choice of soothing florals or stimulating citrus.

Succulent Living Wall Planter Kit – How does your garden grow? Lush with hand-selected succulents and a layer of moss, this rustic, wood-framed garden is a work of living art. Designed to thrive indoors and out, the bright array of greenery is held in place by water-preserving moss and light mesh within a square or rectangular frame. Succulents are as low maintenance as they are charming, and with the included instructions, you’ll be able to keep your clippings alive and well for years. Your portable garden can be hung from a wall or fence, or used as a living centerpiece?

Kendra Scott Kirsten Earrings in Silvertone Plate – Make a bold statement with these beautifully faceted drops framed with textured, organically shaped settings that offer a fresh twist on Kenda Scott’s classic portrait style.

Assouline Chanel – 3 Volume Set – This elegant slipcase set includes three Memoire volumes celebrating Mademoiselle’s revolutionary style.

Sugarfina Champagne Bears Gummy Candy – These Sugarfina gummy bears are made with Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne, bringing sophistication to the nostalgic treat. These bears feature flavors of classic Brut and fashionable Rosé.

Black Pearl Max One Scented Candle –  Scented with notes of Black Rose and Ginger.  Approximately 30 hours of burn


Happy Mother’s Day!

Until Next Time…

XOXO