Saturday, October 31, 2009


Well, the rain held off a little bit and we were able to hit some awesome houses before heading home with the bags full of candy!

(which will be inspected by dear old Mom lol)

Here is a cool skull outside a house on Military Ave in Fairfield, ME. And on High St. in Waterville, ME I never thought Jason or Freddy Kreuger would make an appearance either. Tiffany was a little nervous being thisclose to Jason, but she overcame her fear when she realized he wasn't real... And of course, this trio of long dead rockers...I seriously doubt they were waiting to climb the Stairway to Heaven!

Trick or Treat!

Thanks to Lana from BonVivant Baskets, Deja was the lucky winner of an adorable Halloween goblet with plenty of goodies inside! She has lots of other fun items too, so be sure to check her site out-plenty of gifts for those friends and family both near and far!

I am currently waiting for the kids to get ready... a lovely photo of my teen son showing off his ghoulish makeup! And of course Nurse Deja checking to see if Brujita the cat has a heartbeat. (Hmmm, Brujita's eyes are glowing rather strangely in the photo, perhaps since her name means Little Witch in Spanish she has turned into a creature of the night...)

Hubby is on his way home, and it is getting darker outside. The only thing that stinks is the weather is a bit dreary... but I am hoping to get some great pics for the blog if the weather cooperates. Happy Halloween everyone!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Concert Pics Pepe Aguilar 10-17-09

Pepe Aguilar concert 10-17-09

It was a week ago that I attended this concert... but it feels like yesterday. At this time last week, I was flying out of San Jose, CA after a whirlwind trip provided to me by Mexican music artist Pepe Aguilar.

A couple of weeks ago Pepe was having a contest to name his logo-since he has now branched out into having a line of shoes and clothing. I took a look at his logo and immediately thought of a Toro, a bull-a strong, magnificent animal that plays an important part of Latino culture. I almost didn't enter, figuring my odds weren't going to be that good. I was surprised to get the call a day later telling me I was a finalist. They said they'd let me know in about an hour and I waited patiently to hear what was going on. I eagerly watched Pepe's Facebook page, Twitter page and home page hoping to get some news.

A little while later, I saw that a woman in Chile had been declared the winner. It seems that we both had come up with the SAME NAME but she had entered it before I did. I was happy for her and surprised that I had come SO close to winning. Then, Pepe posted a video on Twitter stating that the winner did not have the documents to travel to the US and thus couldn't go to the concert that Saturday since it was only a few days away. Such drama! I received a phone call shortly afterward where I was told I was the winner... and I was so excited I could barely hear him talking! Of course, my husband wasn't home and I couldn't wait to tell him-but you know how it goes, whenever you really need to reach someone the phone is busy or their cell phone is off. In his case, the battery was dead.

The days went by and by Thursday afternoon and no paperwork I was starting to get nervous. I really didn't want to bother anyone and so I had to endure my husband telling me that someone was playing a joke on me, and that it wasn't going to happen. But me, well I had faith that it would. At the end of work around 4:30 pm I texted the phone number that had called me asking if it was really true, and did I win because I hadn't heard anything. I'd seen on Pepe's Twitter that he had been sick with a bad cold during the week, so thought maybe because he was sick he was going to cancel his concert. A short while later I got a call from Hazel, who works in his US office, telling me that I did indeed win and she was making the arrangements as we spoke. Throughout the evening, Hazel called me several times giving me updates on hotel, air, and other info. I really was impressed with the dedication and friendliness of Pepe's staff-they went out of their way to ensure that everything was perfect.

The next day I was flying out and since Hazel had sent me the information via the computer, I rushed in to work that morning to print out the information. I couldn't believe that a cab was picking me up at my home that morning to take me to the airport since I live about 80 miles away from the local jetport. But the cab did pick hubby and I up and we headed on to the airport, ready for our first trip to California and our first Latin concert. It was funny, because Pepe wasn't sure I was a fan of his...but if he could only see the music I have on my iPod and Zune he'd know that I listen to music in Spanish and I couldn't tell you what today's hottest pop tunes in English are if you asked me. And I have several of his songs in my iTunes library-I listen to the music, but as far as singing along, well, that is another story, lol! (ok, ok, maybe in the shower or when swinging the broom around doing housework)

We got to the Portland, ME airport and as we were eating breakfast got a call from US Airways canceling all our flights and rescheduling them for later times due to air traffic in Philadelphia. So our 7 pm arrival in San Jose was looking more like 10 pm which was kind of a bummer since we'd wanted to eat dinner in the restaurant that evening. (In addition to airfare, hotel and concert tickets with backstage passes Pepe was also covering meals eaten in the hotel) After a LONG flight with 2 stops, we were both exhausted and I can say that I was quickly getting over any fear of flying that I had. An Executive Car picked us up in the San Jose airport and took us to our hotel, it was so cool to see a driver having my name on a card waiting for me when I got to the airport. We got to the Hotel De Anza downtown and were impressed with the quality and beautiful interior. Check In was a breeze and since it was past restaurant hours the clerk informed us of a Raid Our Pantry option where you take your room key and get access to a room that has milk, coffee, juices and a make your own sandwich bar where you can use meat, veggies, cheese and lots of other goodies to combine to your liking. We made our sandwiches, got some milk, cookies and fruit cups and headed upstairs to eat before we headed to bed.

I honestly never felt my head hit the pillow, the bed was so darn comfy! I woke up kind of early the next morning and decided since we were still so pooped that we'd call room service for breakfast. The breakfast was huge and delicious! I had wanted to do something but we were kind of restricted to the downtown area so wasn't sure what to do before the concert. I was kind of interested in the flea market but hubby wanted to sleep some more. (He'd worked the night before and only slept for a couple hours before getting on the plane) A short while later, I got a call from a member of Pepe's staff asking how we were doing and telling us to get out and see the area. He offered some great advice... throw some water on hubby to wake him up and get up to San Francisco to see the Bay and eat some seafood. Well, I didn't have to throw water on him, and he did seem pretty excited about renting a car. So off we went, in search of a rental car. The hotel desk was excellent for helping us, and before long we were in a rental car with a GPS and heading towards San Francisco.

The drive up to SF was nice, and the weather was perfect-warm, but not humid and sunny, just how you expect California to be. We crossed the Bay bridge and boy, is it long and huge! The view though is spectacular and I really didn't expect California to be as hilly as it is with homes built into hillsides and canyons and all, so I was pretty shocked to see some houses perched pretty precariously on the hillsides. Especially since they have earthquakes there... Hubby assured me that Guatemala is pretty much the same, as his own family lives in a home built onto the side of a mountain and has huge poles in the ground supporting its weight in the back. Me, well I guess I am used to flat land even though Maine has lots of hills, and some mountains too. We ended up visiting the Embarcadero downtown area and I noticed a cross section of every type of person there... the families walking around together, the tourists, the wealthy and the poor...and the homeless. We ended up eating at a nice restaurant on their outside patio so we could enjoy the view. Hubby got to try a Dungeness crab, which is native to the Pacific Northwest and he really liked it. I had a Kobe beef burger, very tasty and it was the biggest burger I'd ever seen!

Heading back towards San Jose, Pepe's staff called us again and he seemed pleased when we told him we'd taken his advice and checked out the SF area. We got to the hotel and had time for quick showers and then headed to the venue where I went to the will call window and found out they had no record of me in the system... After a few phone calls back and forth to Pepe's crew, we had tickets in hand and headed inside. I was pretty impressed with the HP Pavilion and their workers, everyone was very polite and helped us to find our seats no problem. Hubby was happy because we were on the floor center section and the stage was within easy viewing. Rene, a member of Pepe's staff came out and visited with us a bit and he was so nice! He told us he'd bring us our wristbands later in the show and that we'd head toward the backstage area about 15 minutes after Pepe got done the show.

The show was awesome! And I really didn't want to see it end, even they say all good things must come to an end. The next performer Marco Antonio Solis was coming out shortly so we headed towards the backstage area, only to have security tell us that Pepe had gone up to the penthouse and wasn't expecting any visitors. Someone must have checked, because Rene came rushing out to get us and we were able to walk by everyone and headed into Pepe's dressing room to meet him. Now, I have to admit I was as nervous as hell. I imagine that is how people get when they meet my brother Andy Lee, from Circle II Circle. But to me, heck, that is my brother not some guitar god. I knew Pepe could speak English and I was unsure, do I talk in English, Spanish or both... We took some promo pics and even though I wish I could have been photoshopped at least 100 pounds lighter, I went along with it. Pepe was super friendly, and very easy going. I really was at a loss for words and quite nervous. But very glad that I met him, because I know that he really cares about his fans and loves to interact with them, particularly on Twitter. He's really down to earth and the kind of guy you could have a great time hanging out with.

The next day, after a super concert we headed back to the airport bright and early. It was a crazy day in the airports, as plenty of people were on standby due to the nasty weather back East. We arrived home in Maine around 11:30 pm to snow and rain...ugh. What a change from the bright, warm California weather we'd just left!
Our taxi was waiting to take us home, and we are glad that we didn't have to drive because we both fell asleep in the cab! Once we got home, we jumped into the waterbed and didn't wake up until noon on Monday. It was a great experience, and I would definitely do it all over again. Thanks so much to Pepe Aguilar and his staff, Hazel, Rene and Julian for making the arrangements, showing us such great hospitality and for giving us a trip to remember for many, many years to come!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Back from California and Exhausted!

OMG, the trip was wonderful! I am most likely going to write more about it this weekend... when I have the chance since work is super busy and I am suffering from jet lag. We got in Friday the 16th at 10 pm instead of the 7 pm due to US Airways calling me to tell me they changed the flights. Then on the way home, the airports were filled with standbys and very harried United attendants looking to fly people home. I had a hard time with the time difference-and slept until at least noon on Monday. Even as I write this a day later I keep nodding off at the computer lol.

Here's a nice pic of hubby in San Francisco near the Embarcadero downtown area. It is so nice, and the weather was lovely too. We ate at some fancy restaurant and he tried (and succeeded in) eating a whole Dungeness crab with pasta... We don't have those here in Maine, and I really wanted him to try something that was native to the Pacific Northwest area. Me...well I ate a Kobe beef burger and it was the hugest thing I have ever seen! I couldn't even finish it all. The Bay Area was gorgeous and I am glad that we rented a car for a few hours on Saturday before the concert. I'd never been to the Pacific coast before, and figured this might be my only chance! The Bay Bridge is huge and I am so glad I wasn't driving on it :) And I am also glad we didn't have any earthquakes while I was in California, since I was on the 8th floor of the hotel. (See, that is what I get for watching too many disaster movies on SyFy!) The worst part... coming back to Maine and it was snowing!!!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jetting off in a few hours...

OMG, I can't believe it! Pepe Aguilar's office has sent a taxi for me to pick me up at the airport at 8:30 in the morning. AND bring me back home when we get back Sunday night around 11:30 pm. I was totally shocked... because I live about an hour and a half away from the jetport and I thought sure I was going to be driving down to the airport with hubby before the flight. Then when we get to our destination there is going to be a car and driver waiting for me-holding up a card with my name on it...

I've been up WAY too late, doing laundry and making sure the house and the kids can survive without me for the weekend. I've also been checking out the hotel I will be staying at and looking at all the yummy Italian food I can eat while I am there. Ok, ok, I know it won't do wonders for my waistline but maybe I can diet afterwards. lol. I am so tired though, my body is weary from too much housework and my post surgery blahs. (Actually, even though I had surgery I probably should be taking the iron pills for my anemia-THAT is probably the problem!)

I called hubby at work tonight and told him about the cab that is picking us up at home in the morning. You could have heard a pin drop. He was truly shocked, and knowing how he will be so tired after getting home at 3 am tomorrow I know he will appreciate the ride! The sad thing is that Pepe is sick with a cold, and I certainly hope he gets better because I know that being sick and having to perform in front of thousands of people cannot be fun at all. So I definitely wish him a swift recovery and lots of rest!

So everyone, I am leaving the cold 30 degree temperatures of Maine for warmer weather in Cali. As long as there are no earthquakes while I am there I will be fine, lol. I will be traumatized enough as it is just by having 2 layovers and having to take off and land 3x each way! Phew, I am terrified of flying so guess I had better bring a good book to read to keep me busy! (hubby loves flying, I cry whenever we hit some turbulence!) Keep checking back in the next few days, I can't wait to tell you all about my concert in California experience! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Some Good News...

As I sit here writing I am nervous, excited and waiting for things to sink in. Living in a bilingual multicultural household, I have always been a fan of Latin music, movies and yes, even the novelas! (and to share a secret with you, hubby watches those soap operas with me! shhh, don't tell him I told you!)

With my hubby Jose AND my ex-hubby both being Guatemalans, I was constantly listening to Spanish TV-we got DirecTV way back in the day when the dishes were almost a thousand dollars just so my ex could watch shows in Spanish! Unfortunately, he got the dish in the divorce :( But I got a new hubby and Dish Network to go along with him :) and it's been about 12 years now, and we are still watching TV together... As I write this, he is watching music videos on BandaMax and at lunchtime I can catch him watching La Tormenta, one of the current novelas he is interested in. The only thing that is irritating is watching cute, skinny young things with enhanced breasts dance around in bikinis during his morning DesControl show. Lately though, they have shown some muscular Papis so I have been paying MUCH more attention!

Anyways, I happened to see a sweepstakes posted for Pepe Aguilar (a Mexican artist I listen to) to name his new Signature Collection logo. I almost didn't make it, and I entered at the last minute. To me, the logo looked like the horns of a bull, and since a bull is a strong, noble animal and also plays a very important part of Latino culture, I thought it was only fitting. Plus, a logo really has to have a short name and be easy for people to remember. So I suggested (el) Toro. I really wanted just the word Toro, but because of my Spanish grammar and the fact that a gringa like me didn't want to seem stupid I added the El which is the equivalent of THE, so "the bull" was my choice, even though Toro alone sounded much better.

I got a call on my cell last night from a number I wasn't familiar with, and it was a gentleman telling me I was a finalist for the sweepstakes and asking me where I lived, if I could get time off from work, etc... I was so shocked, because I have always wanted to go to a concert by a major Latin American artist, and I know hubby would LOVE it! I waited and waited and watched the results being posted on his Facebook and Twitter pages. Apparently there was a person from Chile (it was open worldwide) who suggested the same name as I did, but before I did. Great minds think alike :) What was very, very unfortunate is the fact that she did not have the necessary travel documents to make a quick trip here to the States for the concert. While I am very happy that I won, I feel so bad for her because I know that this was indeed a dream come true for her as well. So, Katherinne Scarlet Rioseco Vera-congratulations to you too, as the true winner in this sweepstakes. And thank you for your kind words congratulating me as well.

I am anxiously awaiting paperwork since I am supposed to fly out on Friday sometime for the concert Saturday night at 8 pm in San Jose, CA. However, according to Twitter and Facebook, Pepe is pretty sick with a bad cold right now. I am hoping that he will be well enough to perform-in his line of work being sick is not fun :( So get well Pepe because I can't wait to meet you on Saturday night!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In a creative funk...

Lately I have been super tired, cranky and just plain wiped out after my surgery on the 23rd. I had planned on bouncing right back no problem, and to still feel yucky after a simple day surgery really is unacceptable to me. But I guess, since Nova Sure plays havoc with my uterus, hormones and all things PMS I figure it is to be expected.

Blogging just hasn't been a huge priority for me lately. And while I am a workaholic if I can be, given the opportunity, I just haven't felt the need to push myself as much as I should. I still feel as though I am in a fog, and just not really with it.

Maybe it's just my turn to be lazy. And to sit around and do completely nothing. Lord only knows how long ago that was. Maybe I need to take something to give me a bit more energy... or maybe my body is getting ready for winter mode where I tend to hibernate anyways due to the colder weather.

I cannot help but feel guilty for not WANTING to do anything-it is a complete lack of motivation here. Thing is, I am not really depressed. Sure, I lost my dad and my grandmother this year but I try not to dwell on it. The holidays will be difficult, especially with hubby going to visit his family in Guatemala this year. But I will still have a good holiday, and when hubby comes back we can celebrate Christmas, New Years, our anniversary and my birthday all rolled into one.

I did get some great news today, which I will post tomorrow-but it involves a quick trip, concert all the way across the country and a plane ride.... I'm nervous, but excited too.

So, off to relax a bit before heading to bed. It's still raining here and I am hoping the soothing sound of rain hitting the metal roof and my air conditioner (which hubby needs to take out soon!) will lull me off to dreamland. Pleasant dreams and good night everyone!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Heading South this weekend...

Nope, not to Florida---though I wouldn't mind some sunshine after today's rain and cooler temperatures. Saturday night I am heading to Rhode Island yet again for the long holiday weekend.

Hubby has to bring a Toyota truck down to his sister's house and I need to follow him in my car so he will have a ride back on Monday. And I also have to get the charger for my laptop, which I conveniently left in the hotel room on the 26th when I was visiting for a Seattle Sounders vs. New England Revolution MLS game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. I am an EventChaser (to sign up yourself, look on my sidebar and fill out the easy on site application) which means I can get FREE tickets to events. It was a blast, and I loved going back to Gillette because that place is HUGE now. You can read the review HERE and even see a picture of me in the process, lol. Thanks so much to EventChaser and for the great tickets and fun!

I am so far behind on everything, I need to stop at the Apple Store in Providence to get another charger for my iPod touch. Seems my teenager borrowed it awhile ago, and now he can't find the charger and left me the dead iPod touch... I have been searching for 3 weeks at least for it, and finally he fesses up to the fact that he "might have" thrown it out mistakenly! And here I am needing to write up two reviews and the machine went dead on me halfway through checking the applications. So obviously I can't write a review on something I haven't had a chance to review completely. Work was terrible today as well...lots of difficult stuff to deal with and try to figure out-one of those days when you really need to use your brain for sure! (SO glad it is a long weekend coming up!) So everyone, if I don't write again before the weekend, have a good LONG weekend with friends and family, do something special or just stay home and relax...but whatever you do, wishing you a great weekend! (oh and if you are thinking of going to Gillette Stadium sometime and want the low down on my visit there, be sure to check out my review above!)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Zooni ConFEETi 3D Socks Review

Awhile back I had visited the Zooniwear site and saw the gorgeous selection of hats they have for little ones. As moms, we all like to have our little ones look cute and Zooniwear certainly helps with that!

Being a kid is all about having fun, and Zooniwear lets your kids have fun with fashion. When I was offered the chance to review a pair of their new 3D line of ConFEETi socks for my little grandson, I definitely knew I would be getting something fun.

The packaging was cute and I can say it was fun opening up the package to check out the cute little puppy socks I received inside. I was thrilled I got the puppy socks, because they were my absolute favorite.

I was impressed with the quality and thickness of the socks-not to mention that the cute little 3D design in the front was adorable. My little grandson is about 4 months old right now, and very into his feet. When we put these on, he immediately wanted to touch them and check things out. I will say that they were a little big for him right now, so we are waiting for his feet to grow into them some more. I have never seen 3D socks before, so this definitely was something new for this old Grandma!

I really like the fact that Zooniwear focuses on fashion AND fun. And 3D socks are definitely in the FUN category! Right now my little grandson doesn't wear shoes too much, mostly heavy socks-so these will be great when he has his feet grow a little bit. I couldn't try them on with shoes because they were a bit too big and the only thing I would like to see when they fit his feet correctly is that the 3D design in the front won't interfere with his shoes at all. I honestly think that they are high enough up not to, and that when he wears shoes the 3D doggie face will actually be above where the shoes begin. But since his feet are a bit too tiny right now, I can't tell if there will be a problem.

Thanks so much to Zooniwear and Parent Reviewers for letting me review the cute ConFEETi 3D socks! My little grandson, who is busy checking out his new socks also says thanks!

Friday Surprise Visitor

The weekend excitement has already begun... as I write this I am waiting for the wildlife rehabilitation guy to come and get a ruffled grouse from my shed.

Jose was working on his Toyota project and he came into the house about an hour ago, excitedly telling me in Spanish that he had something for me to see. I threw on my shoes and peeked inside the shed and heard what I thought was chirping.

Sure enough, this brownish-reddish bird about the size of a hen had waddled into my shed and was now pooping all over the place. I'd never seen anything like it, but a quick internet search showed me images of a grouse-and since they are native to Maine, I figured that is what I had staring back at me.

Jose explained that the bird just happened to waddle right past him and into the shed like nothing bothered him. Considering I have four cats (one only goes outdoors) and the neighborhood is full of cats, mean kids and pit bulls I knew this bird wasn't going to go far if we let him loose again. I firmly told my hubby that we would not EAT this bird, and not to even THINK about making a nice meal out of it. (I think if hubby would have been in Guatemala that poor bird would have found his way into a pot of stew quicker than it took me to shut the shed door.)

I then decided I was going to call a local wildlife rehabilitation center, and lucky for me the guy answered. He is currently finishing up his chores and then coming to get this little grouse before someone decides to hurt him. A few weeks ago, there was a very drugged up man (now called Bird Man by the neighborhood residents) who apparently decided he was going to eat a live pigeon in front of everyone. And he began doing so...much to the disgust and horror of everyone watching. The police were called and they began following him, but couldn't arrest him they said unless the bird DIED. Hello, he was EATING the bird alive in front of them and they wouldn't arrest his ass---something is definitely messed up there. So considering Bird Man still lives in the neighborhood, it is a Friday night and only the Good Lord knows what Bird Man has been doing all day (crack, pot, meth, pills, alcohol, it could be any of a combination of all!) I am bound and determined to save our little friend from Bird Man.

Update: It is now almost 8:30 pm and the man from the Wildlife Care Center showed up and went into my shed and got the grouse... jokingly he said to hubby that it would make a fine lunch. I thought hubby was going to kill I guess he figured I would be giving HIS lunch away but then the man explained that he'd check it out and then bring it to the woods someplace to release it if all is well. The wildlife center is out in the woods, so he will probably release it out that way. My daughter is not very happy, she figured she'd be getting a photo opp with the bird when all was said and done, but the bird ended up in the guy's arms not moving at all so he didn't need to go into a cage. I did manage to snap a quick pick though, before he was placed in the pet carrier in the back of their truck... so here is a pic of my Friday night guest visitor. Have a great weekend everyone!

Anti Monkey Butt Powder Review & Giveaway

Ahhh, the joys of a sweaty butt. I have to admit that a butt covered in sweat is not my idea of a great day. But there are times when it is HOT-and the sweat tends to accumulate in places we'd rather not discuss. Whether it be walking, riding or playing sports...the uncomfortable chafing begins and soon enough you are feeling like your butt and your thighs are on fire. Even sitting in an office all day and sweating can cause the dreaded "sweaty butt" syndrome. I spend all day in front of a computer sitting on my butt-so I am speaking from first hand experience here. (and if my co-workers are reading this, well, now you probably know more than you should, lol)

The good thing is there is something that will help with these friction burn issues...because those are some of the last places we want a skin irritation! In watching cartoons and TV with the kids I have noticed that you often will see a a monkey scratching its butt. And I really never gave it a second thought until I heard about Anti Monkey Butt Powder. My hubby is addicted to nature shows, and I do recall watching Animal Planet and seeing those monkeys scratching away with uncomfortable looks on their faces and not caring who in the world was watching them.

Just think how happy they could be if they tried the Anti Monkey Butt Powder-I can bet those grimaces would go to grins in an instant! Let's face it folks: Scratching where the sun don't shine is not a pretty picture and can leave a lasting impression and not to mention be embarrassing as heck too! If you are gonna show off that Plumber's Crack or that cute new thong you've got make sure that you are not showing off red irritated skin in the process.

The great thing is that Anti Monkey Butt Powder can also be used in shoes, under sports pads or basically anywhere else where chafing occurs. And they even have a ladies formula too! I am sure that some of you ladies would love to have this in your gym bag.

We've been trying out our Anti Monkey Butt Powder the last few weeks and think it is great! Hubby has been working outside doing stuff with his Toyota project as I call it, and sure he can get a little greasy, but he also gets sweaty doing all that straining and twisting to find that perfect spot under the truck. I have tried it while sitting at a desk all day and it keeps things dry and comfy. Another use is inside footwear. I dunno if you ever had to deal with smelling someone's stinky feet the moment they took their shoes off-but I have, and now every time they take those shoes off I remind them to place them and their feet far, far away from me. Actually, the culprit is my teen age son who would kill me if he knew I was sharing those secrets with the world. But I managed to sprinkle some of it into his shoes one morning before he headed off to school and so far, so good. It didn't take care of the complete problem, but it certainly put a dent in the amount of stink those shoes can hold. lol. With the Anti Monkey Butt Powder, his feet are staying dryer, not sweating as much, and stinking much less!

One thing that is important to know is that the product contains Calamine powder, you know right then that it will help with those itchy uncomfortable moments. Also, the fragrance is quite pleasant, and not overpowering at all. I've tried some powders in the past that have had either smelled like perfume or those that have smelled like medicine. This one smells clean and fresh :)

Lucky for you all, I have one to give away! And we all could use a sweat absorber and friction fighter at some time in our lives...

Giveaway starts today and ends on 10-14-09 at 11:59 PM EST. US only please. Please leave a way to contact you either in your comment or via your blog. Winner chosen by and will have 72 hours to reply to my email.

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Thanks to the very nice PR company reps. for understanding-it took me awhile to get this up, and it's due to these last few weeks being completely crazy with two surgeries in the family within 2 weeks and my hectic work schedule! Thanks for putting up with me everyone!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Avon Chemise & Water Bottle Winner!

let's see who the lucky individual will be...

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Timestamp: 2009-10-01 22:39:42 UTC

woohoo, that would be Kimberly! Kimberly, I have emailed you and you have 72 hours to provide me with a full name and mailing address! Congrats!

Cystex Winner!

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Timestamp: 2009-10-01 22:14:07 UTC

That would be Qwill! Congrats, off to email you in a few-please respond within 72 hours with full name and address!