Archive for December, 2012

Holiday Hair Wishes Come True With Hair Products From Folica

Sometimes I love my hair. Sometimes I don’t. Fair to say I have a love hate relationship with my dark brown locs. A few years ago I wouldn’t go a few months with the same do, I was constantly changing it up with colors, processing, hair products,  and chopping without caring much about the health of my hair. When I finally stopped with the ever changing dos I realized my hair wasn’t in the best shape and I had been stressing it out. So last April I chopped off most of my hair and started fresh, with a new hair care regimen and new hairstylist with the mission of growing strong and healthy hair. It’s been hard to prioritize health over new fresh hairstyles, but it’s important to ensure I’m keeping my hair protected and happy.

In between visits to the hair salon, I’ve had to rely on my hair styling products and tools to get the look I want. Sometimes my hair listens to me and other times it doesn’t! One thing on my Christmas list is a new set of tools to style my hair! Enter Folica! Folica knows hair is our most important accessory. That’s why in November and December they’re offering a special promotion where everyone wins up to $50 to spend on hair styling products at

From November 23rd to January 1st, everyone can cross great hair off their wish lists when they enter to win a credit for hair products at Folica! 1 in every 100 wins a $50 credit to spend instantly on hair care. And with over 60,000 great hair products, more than 300 beloved brands and over 70,000 customer ratings and reviews, is your one-stop shop to recreate today’s hottest hairstyles.


Below are some of my favorite products from


Hot Tools Bella 2000 Salon Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer

Sedu Pro Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron


Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 12 Jumbo Roller Hairsetter

Everyone Wins Great Hair

What hair products from are on your holiday wish list?


{Season of Giving} $25 Walmart Giftcard Giveaway



This year I put a limit on the amount of gifts I would get my daughter. More often than not I get her extra stuff that she doesn’t need! Case and point: her birthday was almost 3 months ago and she has about 6 gifts she hasn’t opened yet!! So this year I focused in on a handful of items I know she needs and has talked about multiple times. I have cut myself off from buying her more presents and I can’t afford any more!

Soooo in the giving season (and to avoid me buying more) I am giving away a $25 Walmart gift card for you to spend on your loved ones…. or yourself!!

Entering is a breeze, use the widget below!

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Be sure to enter my other giveaway for a $50 Pear Tree Greetings credit!



{Season of Giving} $50 Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway!


Eileen Carter-Campos!!!

There is something so special about the holidays. Doesn’t matter if you celebrate Kwanza, Hanukkah, or Christmas there is no denying people tend to have pep in their step around this time of year. It doesn’t look like we’ll get a white Christmas here in MA but we don’t need that to know that the holidays are in full swing. Storefronts are decked out with special decorations. Lights adorn trees and bushes. Christmas trees hold tightly to the top of cars. Ooohh the holidays!

Since my daughter was one we’ve created holiday cards for our friends and family. It’s always been such a fun process, getting photos done, choosing the photos, and designing the card. I have been so busy at work securing my promotion (which happened Friday!) that I have been slacking heavy on our holiday cards this year!! I usually have pictures taken in November and I always like to aim to have the design done by December 1st. Well not this year!! Time has slipped out of my hands and I’m scrambling to get everything together!

This year we’ve decided to send New Years cards (which gives us more time) and I think it’s a great alternative! I’ve gone through our address book and we’ll be sending a little over 60 cards this year – ahhhh. So I’ve got my work cut out for me, and will be designing our cards this week!

I am so happy to be partnering with Pear Tree this year! Not only do they have fresh designs but I stand 100% behind their story:

There is a moment, it happens every day, that makes us feel like kids on Christmas morning. The anticipation of something unexpected, something special. This moment happens just before opening the mailbox, hoping for the envelope that’s a little thicker, feels a little softer, and isn’t branded with bulk mail bar codes. Wishing for a card, just for you.

We at Pear Tree believe in this moment. We believe that lives should be shared, with style, at prices you can afford. We believe in the power of connection. We believe in that magic moment, the pause, that makes us all just a little giddy.

The story is in all of us. The story that bonds us. The story of You, Shared.

These are a few of my favorite designs from their site:

For those of you like our family that has yet to send out their holiday cards or need to send out birth announcements, invitations, or anything in between Pear Tree is giving you a $50 credit!! Enter today!

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Happy Designing!!


Hyundai Santa Fe: Families Who Rock!

This post is brought to you by The New Santa Fe from Hyundai. Think your family rocks? Show us by uploading a photo of your family rocking out. Enter now for a chance to win great prizes.
I am convinced that in another life I was a hip-hop singer/dancer. HA! No, I’m serious! Anyone who spends any time with my daughter and I know we have larger than life personalities, and are constantly singing or dancing. A friend of mine recently asked me….aren’t you ever stressed? To which I laughed and replied, yes of course I am, but there is a time for that. When I’m around my friends and people I care about I want them to feel joy and happiness. Sadness can be spread, as can happiness. So I try to exude a brightness that it’s impossible to ignore!

Daughter won’t wake up for school? Here comes Mom in her room singing a song to get her up. Stressed at work? You’ll find me singing Christmas tunes at my desk! Friday night at home with lil mama? You’ll walk into our self-made ‘club’ complete with 2 amazing dancers hehe. There is no limit to the fun we have. Not only are we releasing tension, we are enjoying each other’s company as mother and daughter.

Music is such a huge part of my life, it helps me express myself, it expresses through its composed lyrics and beat what I am unable to put into words. Music heals.

I know my family rocks! Does yours? Hyundai Santa Fe & Rolling Stone are looking for other families who ROCK too! Do your values include kindness, loud singing, or practical jokes? Then this contest is for you! Click HERE to enter the contest by uploading a photo of your family demonstrating for you rock along with 500 words or less about your family.
The sweeeet winners will get a photo shoot with Rolling Stone featuring the winning image shot by an industry photographer, airfare, hotel and transportation to the 55th Grammy Awards, and a fully tricked-out Hyundai Santa Fe custom rock ‘n’ roller. Be sure to enter soon, the contest ends December 14, 2012!!

Here is our family’s photo to show how much we rock! Our motto: Just Dance!

Oh and keep rocking :-)

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


{Season of Giving} momAgenda School Years Review & Giveaway!!


Julia Magnusson!!

I tend to thrive on organization and schedules. I like to plan activities as far in advance as possible and find that when last minute things arise I have a harder time figuring out what to do! Don’t get me wrong, once the weekend comes I love playing it by ear, but during the week when I’m running a mile a minute and have various work obligations, social activities, and my daughter being organized is a must!

Organization plays a big role at home especially with my 7 year old’s belongings. As much as I love every piece of art she brings home, it’s hard to figure out what to do with everything! We currently have a large bin of her masterpieces that I have to figure out what to do with! We’ll be mailing some to her Grandma and Aunts, some will be stored, and others framed for her room. It’s been so satisfying as a parent to look through things she’s made and see her progression, see how the people she’s drawn have evolved to now included eyelashes, bows, and various outfits. And to see her handwriting improve has melted my heart.


I was super psyched to receive my momAgenda School Years book and start organizing my daughter’s artwork and special moments by year. We received the purple book and it’s amazing! Categorized by their year in school starting with Pre-K until Grade 12 you can store various pictures and memories in a small folder and include a picture from that year, child’s teacher(s), friends, and most-loved after-school activities, and their signature!

I’ve since purchased one for my sister for Christmas (shhhh) and in the season of giving I’m giving away 1 momAgenda School Years book for yourself or as a gift!! Entering this giveaway couldn’t be simpler! Check out the widget below!

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