Saturday, June 21, 2014

Green Moms Meet

I am one of those people always looking for a deal, always looking for FREE, and always looking for a sample of a product! I hate buying something and it is a complete flop - lately that could be anything from a baby product to my dogs food. Even that really expensive GOOD food he turns his nose up and for a whole month of feedings I sit there and hound him (see what I did there) to eat!

Back to samples! So a few weeks back, my friend Sarah invited me over to a sample party! This is where a company sends bulk samples and people come over to use them and give opinions. So the first party was for Beechnut baby foods- and let me tell you my little 13 month old toddler has a mind of her own when it comes to food, especially baby food and especially sauces. Moms (just Sarah and I- everyone flaked!) and babies alike dug into the food. After she graciously hosted and provided snacks she hooked me up with several jars and coupons to take home and try. My kind of day!

Today I got to go to ANOTHER sample party at Sarah's. This time cleaning products from Walgreens called Ology. I love me some green cleaning products, something safe around babies and pets, she demonstrated some product on her stove (great idea) and sent us home with laundry detergent samples. I decided I would sign up to also become an ambassador for Green Moms Meet in hopes to host my own sample parties for moms (I'll post pics of the sample parties soon) and write some reviews here! 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring cleaning never smelled so good!

Not once in my could I describe myself as "excited" to spring clean! In fact, I think I probably had the reverse effect of cleaning during my spring breaks as a student.

Today I received in the mail a glorious smelling package from BZZAgent.Com . Never heard of them? They are a great company i've had the pleasure of being an agent for since 2004. When you sign up for a campaign you're in for a real treat. I've received boxes of goodies, juice, apple crisp, beauty products, gum, you name it. Once you receive a box it's all about opening it up, trying and sharing the product, asking for feedback and reporting back to the website.

So, I was elated when I received my box of

Included in the box From Scrubbing Bubbles:
  1. can of mega shower foamer with Extend-A-Clean
  2. Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel
From Glade
  1. Spring Collection Candle, LE- Sparkle of Spring (lime/ Ginger/Vanilla) and OMG it smells good
  2. Plugins scented oil wamer Crisp Waters (it fits in my AIRWICK warmer!!)
  3. Pledge lemon Clean
And we're not talking "Sample" Sized products people! These are full sized bottles. Also included was a packet of coupons worth 58 dollars in savings. Since I can't wait to let my products do the elbow work, I'll post another update in a week (if not sooner!) for reviews on the products! And a photograph later on!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pets are my passion

First, I will apologize for not keeping my promise of updating daily- it will probably be more feasible to keep a weekly promise of updating. This is a busy time of year for me, especially because I've started a new job!

Second - you will probably see a lot of my pets in my photography. Layla, our dog is particularly difficult to get a good shot of - she seems to be a bit camera shy! Lots of colors have capitivated me today, the sky, the colors of my neice's knit cap, my mom's bright pink (faux) Christmas tree, my mom's cat Skippy's nose.
Today's photograph is of Suki, my flame point (color point shorthair) siamese, was sitting on the un-made bed, and i couldn't help notice how the afternoon light was making her glow. Our sheets are a light blue and almost an exact match for Suki's eye color and reflected beautifully. (You will also notice she is naturally cross eyed, giving a cover girl moment a bit of a twist).

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Giving thanks!

Several days have gone by without a new photo, and there is some explanation for that. I was driving back and forth from Salem to Vancouver for a few days of job training before Thanksgiving. Then there is T-Day, which is celebrated at least twice, if not more with different family members. There are many things I am thankful for, and one is the ability to capture moments special to my friends and family. So I made the decision not to post because I was busy traveling, and cooking and cleaning and dealing with an overly fussy problematic cat!

The best smile award goes to my niece Olivia with her rubber chicken, reunited after being separated for a few weeks.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Fungus Among Us

There is fungus among us, whether we like it or not. Mushrooms make good eats for some, poisonous eats for others, but if you're like me you think they make interesting subjects for photographs.

These mushrooms are growing in my yard, and neighborhood park. Unfortunately I dont know enough about mushrooms to ID them (it's best to prevent dogs/cats from consuming unknown mushrooms and always wash your hands if you handle them). I discovered two separate species, so I have two photographs for today!

Images copyright Becca Blessing 2010.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A new challenge

A challenge was proposed to me, by my ever inspiring and encouraging husband to do something I have never done before. Take at least one picture every day. This might be something you have seen other photographers do, and I have been toying with the idea for awhile. So here is my favorite photo I took today, from my backyard.

This is an acorn squash I started growing this spring by seed (from a squash I purchased at a local market), and it has developed into a very large plant with lots of new fruit!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Craftbits is one of my VERY FAVORITE DIY sites! They have SOOOO many creative contributors, and I have tried out, and am planning on experimenting with several projects on there.

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