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How much of an Influencer are you?

Are you familiar with  Its a great site that sends you free products to try and write about on your social media accounts.

Influenster is free to join and all you have to do is fill in information about your likes, dislikes and answer simple questions.  You wll then earn badges. With the badges you earn influence.

 When new Influenster boxes are available, invites are sent out to influensters who meet the criteria of the boxes.  Of course you won't be invited for every box, but you will receive invites.  I've learned about a lot of new products through Influenster.  I love trying the products and sharing my views on them.

If this is something you would be interested in, go to and join!  I know you will love it!

Great Gift Ideas from Best Buy

I always seem to have a hard time shopping for the men in my life.  I seem to be on an endless quest for the perfect gift.

Best Buy has a great gift guide that has given me great gift ideas for my husband and teenage son.

My husband loves to run and go to the gym and I wanted a gift that would be perfect for that.  I found the  Apple® - iPod touch® 16GB* MP3 Player (4th Generation) . This is perfect for him because he can listen to music while he runs and check apps and watch videos while on the treadmill at the gym.

My son likes to spend his downtime from college on his Xbox360.   He interacts with his friends who are away at college and plays his favorite Call of Duty game.  I found a great pair of headphones with microphone on Besy Buy.  The Turtle Beach - Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset for Xbox 360 are perfect for him. They are padded for comfort and deliver great sound during game play. I know he will get a lot of use out of them.

Another great gift I found for my son is a 12 month Xbo… Sweet Creations Review

I love the holidays because I love making homemade gifts for my friends and family. One thing I've always wanted to make is chocolate bark. It is one of my favorite holiday treats.

I recently received the Brittle & Bark Mold from, and it made the process effortless! I love this product!  The easy to follow instructions were listed on the packaging and literally took me minutes to make.

I began by placing my mold on a cookie sheet.

I then placed my self bought chocolate in the microwave and melted it according to instructions and applied it to the mold.

I then did the same with my white chocolate and marbleized them by gently swirling the chocolates with the back of my spoon:

The third step I crushed some peppermints in a  ziploc bag and sprinkled them all over the top

After following these steps, I placed the cookie sheet with mold into my freezer until the chocolate hardened (about 30 minutes)

The end result was a pure masterpiece! I gently peeled the mold a…

Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner Review

The cold weather is upon us and I always like to be sure to keep my lips well-conditioned in the Winter time.

  I was recently sent a sample of Orange Flavored Carmex Lip Conditioner and I love it.  It tastes like an orange creamsicle and has a nice cooling feel on my lips.  I attend a lot of outdoor events and spent Saturday night at an outdoor sporting event. It was cold and very windy and I applied Carmex to protect my lips from getting wind burn and dried out.  It kept my lips smooth and soft and protected them the entire day and night.

I love the compact size of this product. It fits easily into my pocket and can even be tucked into my gloves.  I like to keep things handy when I need them.  This is a definite must-have beauty item for me and I will be filling many stockings with it.  It has 13 moisturizing ingredients and has a matte finish, so I can apply my favorite lipsticks on top or wear it alone for a nice natural look.  Either way, I know my lips will be protected.


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Annie on Broadway

Annie was one of my favorite movies, as a child. I loved the storyline, the characters and of course the fabulous music! 

Annie has returned to Broadway!  Come see the modern version of one of the best stories ever told. Playing now at the Palace Theater. 

Under the loving direction of three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine, the musical you remember is back on Broadway in a brand-new production you'll never forget. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin remain the same, with new choreography provided by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler.  Get your tickets today

Here is a link for your child for a fun online kid's game :

Skylanders Giants Available at Best Buy

They're back and better than ever! The Skylanders have returned to help the Giants return to their home.  There are new characters in this game and  returning characters from the first game, including Chaos, who is the villain once again!

There are new enemy designs, colorful scenes and cool characters and the characters can now talk! They shout battle cries during combat! Also,  when you put a new Skylander on the portal, they will say their catchphrase.  There are even some characters that light up on the portal.

The game itself involves running around and shooting enemy characters and collecting items. There are also puzzles to solve to advance you to the next level within the game. The game is simple, yet challenging  to play.  It reminds me a lot of Banjo Kazooie, which is my favorite video games of all time.

  To change character at any time during the game, you can just pick up the Skylander that is on the Portal of Power, and replace it with another. Two people can pla…

Recovering from the Storm

The past week I have been without power. It was finally restored last night .I've barely seen my husband. He has been on duty helping those in need.  I lost all of the food in my refrigerator and freezer.  I was cold, frustrated and angry and felt like I was cut off from the rest of the world.  But more importantly, I was blessed.  I thank God I still have a roof over my head and my family is safe. All of the things I lost are nothing compared to many in my state, and can be easily replaced.  

There are many people in NJ and NY who aren't as fortunate as I was and who need help. Lives were lost.  Hundreds of homes have been completely destroyed  and there are thousands of people without power, food, water, clothing or ice. Some have only the clothing on their backs.  Gas lines are unbelievable. They are miles long.  These are things we take for granted everyday.  Many companies are coming to the aid of my lifelong state and I thank them and  will continue to support all of th…