Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Crocs - Fall/Winter shoes!

So, I got an email a few weeks ago from Crocs asking if Brent and I would like to try out their shoes to be worn in cooler weather. I believe they consider it to be the fall/holiday line. I immedately went to the website to check them out. Normally, I'm not a huge fan of the appearance of the typical Crocs shoes. My mom god Brent some Razorback ones and that's all we've had.

I was very pleased with the appearance of the fall line so I quickly agreed for us to try them out! Brent went with the Santa Cruz Suede and I went with the Wrapped Mary Jane.


Here is what we thought -

Brent - "A couple weeks ago my wife asked me if I would be interested in trying some new Crocs out.   At first, I was a little hesitant because I already had a pair of Crocs and most people made fun of me for wearing them (including my wife.) haha   Then, she let me know that these were Crocs' new line of footwear and they didn’t really look like the original Crocs. I told her I would be happy to try them out. I mean Crocs had always been comfortable and now, if I can wear them and not get pegged with eggs, it would be a lot better.  So a few days went by and the shoes arrived.  I was happy to see they had the same type of cushioned sole as the originals. I always thought they have been comfortable. I immediately put them on and haven’t been able to take them off since.  I am a major believer in being comfortable, but to go from this

to this ......

seems to be of the look I'm going for. Crocs gets two thumbs up from me and I would highly recommend these to anyone who is a Crocs fan but doesn’t want to be associated the “2009 Men’s Worst Fashion Disaster” award winner."

Me (Megan) - "I was so tickled to get an email asking if Brent and I would like to try the new line out. Of course the first thought they came to mind was that I probably wasn't going to like them if they looked like the original. Nothing against he originals. They are just not my style of shoe. I went to the site and looked around and thought the newer ones looked more like something I would like. Brent agreed so we went forward with the review. I think they are supper comfy and very cute. I think I picked out cute ones :) The color I chose (above) is very neutral and can go with just about anything. I will say I thought the size 7 runs a tad bit big. It could however been my feet that have changes after pregnancy. I really have yet to determine. So, these are definitely Crocs I would purchase...if for some reason I lost the pair I was sent! haha"

Thanks, Crocs!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Facial Worth

This is sponsored content BlogHer and Olay.

So, as I've been on this journey to adjusting to my post pregnancy skin, I've determined what's most important. Moisturizer is what my face needs.

Along with my hormonal change, the weather has also changed. Since I gave birth, it has been summer, fall and now almost winter. We are supposed to have our first freeze this week.

I've always been pretty good about washing my face before bed. Sometimes I wash in the morning and sometimes I don't. If my hair needs to be washed, I'll wash my face. If I sleep on dirty hair, there is a good chance it has made my face dirty. I've found a face wash that I'm liking. Perhaps I'll tell you once I've made my final decision on it. I am still liking Olay's Total Effects Moisturizer with Cooling Hydration. I have yet to determine if I actually want or need an additional moisturizer for my eyes. Sometimes I feel like the fewer products the better, but then again, I don't want to short my face.

Do I fill up my cabinets with more products or do I keep it simple?




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Monday, December 13, 2010

Too young for wrinkles?

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Evidently, you are never too young to get wrinkles.

I think the ones around the eyes are the ones that really do a number on you. Well, at least me. I don't use waterproof mascara or eyeliner, but yet I always have a hard time getting my eye makeup off! Therefore, I rub my eyes too much. I know this. I've been wanting to change this. I've needed to make some adjustments to my skin routine since pregnancy.

As you may remember from this  post, the color of the skin on my face definitely changed some. Along with the color changing, I'm pretty sure I developed some crow's feet over the summer. When we were in the hospital with Cohen, we slept VERY little. If that's what aged my eyes, I'm totally fine with that. The lack of sleep since then, I wish I didn't have. Between rubbing my eyes to remove my makeup, the hormonal change by body is going through and the emotions I've endured, my skin is needing some TLC.

I need to find a way to get my eye make up off in a gentle fashion. I need to moisturize the eye area because I know it's very delicate and probably needs more TLC than most areas.



I've been continuing to use my Olay Cool Effects Total Hydration. So far, I've been using it around my eyes and I do feel it's keeping the area smooth.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Skin After Pregnancy

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I'm pretty sure I was born with freckles. For someone that is completely dark headed and fairly dark skinned, it seems a bit rare that my body would be covered in freckles, but it is.

Six months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. At the end of my trimester of pregnancy, I noticed the freckles on my skin getting a bit darker. Well, as the pregnancy continued, I noticed darker and darker freckles.

Upon delivery, we spent twelve long days in the hospital with our sweet baby, who is now angel. I feel like my freckles continued to get darker and my skin became almost as stressed as I was. I had always been good about wearing moisturizer and sunscreen, but I had far more important things to be concerned with.

After twelve days in the hospital, my skin hit the sun, and guess what...the freckles appeared to get even darker! I determined the majority of the darkening was not due to the sun, but due to hormones. My skin needed help. I needed to get back in to a routine. I needed to wash my make up off at the end of every day. I needed to moisturize. I was already looking pretty down and stressed as it was, the least I could do was make my skin look a bit presentable.

I began a search to adjust to my new, hormonal skin, accordingly. I tried a few things, and so far, I've stuck with Olay's New Total Effects Cooling Hydration.

The good news is, with makeup, the freckles aren't too visible. However, sometimes when I don't wear much, they are definitely apparent. Had the flash not been on, you would see many more than you do...



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Monday, November 29, 2010

Olay's New Total Effects

This is sponsored content BlogHer and Olay.

I love that I have had the Opportunity to try out Olay's new Total Effects Cooling Hydration moisturizer!


The product is one you can buy most supermarkets and/or pharmacies.

I'm always pretty hesitant to put moisturizer on in the morning. I worry that if I put something on under my make it, it will look smeary and smudged. I was able to apply this moisturizer right out of the bottle with the tip of my finger. It didn't feel thick or heavy. I told myself I would give it a few days to determine if I thought it would work with my makeup.

I'm outside quite a bit during the day for work. Actually, I'm inside and outside all throughout the day. The temperatures in which my skin breaths changes constantly. I was quite pleased by the end of the day, my make up still looked the same. After a few days, I also felt like my skin was a bit softer once I washed my face to go to bed!

I look forward to using this moisturizer! I get sick of trying so many others that I never really love.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Take It To The House

This is a sponsored post by BlogHer and P&G.


Football is a pretty big deal in our house. I've expressed my love for game day parties and flair in several of my blog posts. We will always cheer for our alma mater. When it comes to the NFL, we like many teams! Some days we cheer for the under dog, some days we cheer for what I consider my hometown team, the Cowboys. I'm from Texas so I feel the need to always show them support!

Since we love watching most NFL games, we tend to bounce around teams. Therefore, I don't really have specific flair for any particular team. You may remember my alma mater flair here :) So, for NFL game days, I usually pull out the fun gear. I can't say I always get into the football watching, but I certainly get into the football entertaining!

Depending what teams are playing somewhat determines my get together decor color schemes...
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Several years ago, I found some fun football entertaining pieces on clearance!


Last year for the Superbowl, I made cupcakes and a buffalo chicken dip (recipe here).


If I see something for the Cowboys on sale, I'll pick it up! Same for the Vikings, Chiefs, etc. That way, whoever comes to my house, can have team spirit :)

The NFL is having a photo contest and wants YOU to participate! It's called “Take It To the House”. You can also win other prizes as well.  The GRAND PRIZE - You can win a trip to the PRO BOWL in HAWAII!

The deets -

Here’s a great opportunity to get some great prizes from one of the NFL’s sponsors, Procter & Gamble. Check out their “Take it to the House” program and photo contest, where prizes include a $10,000 community donation to support NFL PLAY 60 and an at-home visit from a local NFL legend! One lucky Grand Prize Winner will even win a trip to the 2011 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Show us how you and your football family bring NFL game day to life at home at www.facebook.com/TakeItToTheHouse (click on the contest tab)!

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This football season, YOU have a chance to win some amazing prizes! In football speak, “Taking it to the House” means scoring a long touchdown, but this season, Procter & Gamble, one of NFL’s sponsors, wants to help you take it to the house as part of their Facebook photo contest. Prizes include an at-home visit from a local team legend, a $10,000 community donation in support of NFL PLAY 60 and P&G products.

Show P&G how you bring NFL game day to life at home with your football family for an opportunity to meet an NFL legend, win awesome P&G products and get a $10,000 donation for a children’s health and wellness organization in your community in support of NFL PLAY 60. One lucky Grand Prize Winner will even win a trip to the 2011 Pro Bowl in Hawaii!

It’s easy, moms! Just submit a photo of your “football family” on NFL game day. For more information on “Take it to the House” and to enter the photo contest, visit www.facebook.com/TakeItToTheHouse and click the contest tab.





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Monday, September 6, 2010

Giveaway ~ Target Style

Giveaway Closed! done HERE. Thanks for entering!

Guess what you have the chance to win......

Yep, who wants to win a $50 gift card to Target?

I LOVE TARGET!

So, I've been in contact with a new company....



GroopDealz is a deal-a-day website! They offer specials from places such as:

Target
Sweet Briar Home Decor
Frogurt
Platinum Car Wash
Incredible Pizza Company
Nail Port
Smoochies
and MANY more!
Most of the daily deals are 50% off!

GroopDealz new website is launching September 13th and they are trying to spread the word! To receive their special offers, all you have to do is go to their website and enter your email address!

Who doesn't love good deals?! I love these type of things because a lot of times the specials pop up right when I need/want them. Hence that is why I'm helping spread the word :)


GroopDealz is offering a $50 Target gift card to a lucky reader! You can earn two entries and here is how.....

1. For your first entry, go to the GroopDealz website
(click the icon to go directly to the site)
*All you have to do is enter your email address!*


2. For a SECOND entry, visit GroopDealz on Facebook and "like" them!

To let me know which things you have done, just leave a comment! If you do BOTH things, leave TWO DIFFERENT comments!
If you don't have a blog, make sure to leave me your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

Easy, right? Everyone can enter because there are TONS of Target stores! I WISH I could enter my own giveaway. That's not really proper, right?


I will randomly pick a winner and announce NEXT Monday, September 13th.

Yes, GroopDealz asked me if I would like to help spread the word. I said sure, why not :) I can't wait to start getting the deals.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Thanks for entering!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CSN Giveaway!!!

{This giveaway is closed. Thanks for entering!}

Hi everyone! :)

I'm teaming with CSN Stores this week to give one of my readers a $40 gift certificate!

A lot of you have probably heard of CSN stores. CSN has over 200 stores with a variety of items! You can find sectional sofas, Le Creuset, home decor and much more! CSN has over 3,400 mirrors alone. You have lots of options!

You can apply your $40 towards anything you would like :) You may even find something that you really want that cost less than $40!

Here are a few things I really like from CSN. Read below the pictures for more the rules!




Rules & Regulations :)
1. One Entry - leave a comment

2. Second Entry - blog about the giveaway to include this link (http://www.inthiswonderfullife.com/2010/05/giveaway.html) and leave me an ADDITIONAL comment letting me know that you did :)

3. 80% of CSN stores items include free shipping. If you choose an item that is not included, you will be responsible for the shipping. For Canadian residents, there may be additional shipping.

4.Leave me your email if you do not have a blog or active blog.

I will pick the winner on Saturday morning, May 29th.

Have fun picking something fun out and good luck!!

xoxo ~ Megan

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