Saturday, August 20, 2011

Erin's Slumber Party {Utah's B98.7} @toddanderin

I was invited. Yay!  

Every year, Erin, part of the dynamic duo which is Todd and Erin in the Morning on B98.7, holds a spectacular party... or "Slumber Party" as it were.  This party is for girls only and you must win tickets from the radio station in order to participate in the night's festivities.  I have never been before and was able to bring 3 people with me to event yesterday!  It was certainly easy to pick my party partners:

My pretty sister!
(As she got sparkles tied into her hair.)

My beautiful daughter-in-law and daughter!

Me with the lovely Erin! 
(My hair was melting from the heat of the conference room.)

Attendees to the Slumber Party wear pajamas, lounge pants, sweats, yoga pants; whatever, anything goes.  There is free food to try, lots of booths for shopping and spa treatments starting at $5.  We wanted to get my daughter's eyebrows waxed but that didn't work out, sadly.  My sister and daughter got sparkles in their hair at the Twilight Moms booth (the poor cute lady at the booth was working against the wind to tie it in but she did a spectacular job!) and my daughter-in-law got feather extensions.  We found some adorable jewelry to buy and got a few freebies.

We got to discover some new products including NouVara which I sampled and everyone swore that the eye I put the sample on had less fine wrinkles than the other!  We got to try sandwiches, bagels, sweet rolls, stone pizza, a chocolate fountain, red velvet bundt cake and freeze dried fruits (the pineapple was amazing).  We also got to enjoy live music from bands including Parachute.

We really had a fun time.  The biggest highlight of the night was the urinals, however.  Yep, the urinals.  You see, they had converted the "mens room" into a ladies room just for the night.  Certainly gives a twist on their function, don't you think?

FTC Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics and/or products that are mentioned herein. Big thanks to Erin and B98.7 for the fun party!

Sore Feet No More! {and #Coupon offer!}

My tootsies get real sore anymore if I wear high heels of any sort.  Unfortunately, some of my favorite shoes have heels.  And while I am going to guess that almost everyone reading this post has heard of Dr. Scholl's inserts, you may not have heard of Dr. Scholl's® For Her High Heel Insoles.  

My favorite pair of dress boots are burgundy and I think they're sassy and they kill the balls of my feet if I wear them for any more than two hours at a time.  Although I had heard about the For Her insoles, I had never tried them so when given the opportunity to try them out I was excited.  The inserts are gel and slightly sticky so they stay where you put them and give an extra cushion under your feet.  Although I can't say I could walk all day in heels with the Dr. Scholl's insoles, it certainly makes wearing heels a little more comfy on my feet.

We have some $4.00 off coupons that we'd love to share with you.  The Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles retail for around $8.00 so you can try them yourself for around half off!  Or, watch for a sale for an even better deal.  If you'd like a coupon, we'll mail one to the first ten people to email their name and mailing address to artsychaos {at} (please put Dr. Scholl's coupon in the subject line).

I received a product sample, coupon, collateral or other special premium from BzzAgent which was used in writing this post.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blog Advice? Well, I disagree! #bloggingtips

I seem to have read a lot lately about how to be a good blog.  Most of the tips involve things like how to arrange your layout, what colors to use and where to focus.  And honestly, in my opinion, I disagree.

Sure, if you want your blog to be like every other one out there go ahead and take the tips verbatim.  Much like a thought out neighborhood  in the suburbs, the cookie cutter starter homes line the streets looking exactly alike.  They're all the same color, the same building materials and the same 3 or 4 floor plans. And, yes, this is successful for the home builders; and a little boring.  Who says that every successful blog must be written and arranged the same way in the same colors just because it's the normal way things "work".

What bothers me is that just like those cookie cutter homes, everything the same - lacks personality.  I don't think that Kat Von D (love her or hate her) would be where she was if she looked like every other bleached blonde in Hollywood.  She has personality and a unique funk.  And that, my friends, is what I strive for every day, minus the tattoos.