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Bloominous DIY Flower Project! #sponsored #DIY #bride #flowerprojects #wedding

Friday, October 31, 2014
Disclosure: This is a compensated post.

With my busy schedule, I love to save time and money. I've found a great DYI flower project website that let's me do both! Beautiful DIY flowers from Bloominous has everything you need to create beautiful DIY flower projects. 

Bloominous provides easy DIY floral arrangements kits for weddings and events. Many brides turn to DIY to save costs, but the process of researching, purchasing, and arranging florals often end up causing more stress and dollars. Recognizing this need gap, Bloominous is launched in 2014 to give brides an alternative option for DIYwedding flowers.

Bloominous provides three great advantages of doing it yourself  for a wedding or special event:

1. Cost Saving:
  • With Bloominous, brides will be able to save anywhere from 30% to 50% off their original floral budget 
  • Each piece is priced without the typical 300% markup from wedding florists, e.g. $5 boutonnieres, $40 centerpieces, and $50 bouquets
2. Easy DIY:
  • Most DIY floral services do not send ‘prepped’ flowers, but ours come cut-to-order, dethorned, and trimmed, so brides save time AND money
  • Each kit comes with step-by-step photo instructions for easy assembling within 10 to 20 minutes per piece, as well as flower care products and design tips
3. Quality, Professional Design:
  • All collections featuring specialty flowers are designed florist with 10+ years of experience in event and floral design
  • It’s not just the flowers—from trends to vases to favors, we design the whole look for your inspiration
Bloominous offers six  DIY floral kits that include: Enchanted EleganceParty PopVintage CottageBohemian DesertCountry Charm. and Eco Chic.

Bloominous promise to every customer includes: trial before you commit, precise customization and guaranteed delivery. This 'florist-at-their-fingertips' experience is not to be missed. Bloominous is making DIY fun, easy, and approachable for anyone who wants to try. Check it out at

"Sip Pink for the Cure" #Sponsored #BCA

Monday, October 27, 2014
Disclosure: I received sample products in exchange for this post.

In honor of its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sparkling ICE has created a specialty “Sip Pink for the Cure” Cocktail using its Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE flavor.

Sparkling ICE Sip Pink for the Cure Cocktail


-3 oz.  Grapefruit Sparkling ICE
-1 ½ oz.  vodka
-1 oz. lime juice
-Lime wedge
-Sliced fresh jalapeño
-Chili salt for rim of glass (Kosher salt mixed with chili powder)

1.       Use a lime wedge to rub the entire rim of a chilled martini glass, and dip into chili salt mixture. 
2.       Combine vodka and jalapeno slices with ice in a shaker.
3.       Strain and pour into the chilled martini glass.
4.       Top with Grapefruit Sparkling ICE. 
5.       Garnish with a few Jalapeno slices. 

As part of the Sparkling ICE mission to “Imagine a World Without Breast Cancer,” a Pink Ribbon is proudly displayed on its Pink Grapefruit flavor bottles all year long.

Throughout the year, Sparkling ICE donates a minimum of $25,000 to research facilities nationwide to help find a cure, in addition to aiding local affiliates and communities with more than $100,000 in donations annually.

By working closely with each community, Sparkling ICE allows them to select the charity right in their region that they would most like to offer the donations (i.e. Susan G. Komen Affiliates, Local/Regional Breast Cancer Research Foundations, etc.)

Sparkling ICE, a beverage of Talking Rain Company, is also a Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate Promise Partner, the highest tier of recognition awarded to corporations, foundations, and 3rd party fundraising organizations or events that provide exceptional financial or in-kind resources throughout the year to the Komen Puget Sound Affiliate. For more information, please visit

Cool Down with the Replenish Study #spon

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Disclosure: This is a compensated, sponsored post for the Replenish Study to help you overcome your hot flashes. All information has been provided to me.

Women around the world are eager to cool down from their hot flashes; are you one of them? If your hot flashes leave you irritable and feeling frustrated, you may be interested in the Replenish Study. This medical research study is evaluating an investigational medication to see if it may reduce the frequency of hot flashes and sweating associated with menopause.

To qualify, you must be:
  • Female between the ages of 40 and 65
  • Have not had a hysterectomy
  • Suffer from several hot flashes a day

Study Participants:
  • Receive study medication at no cost
  • Receive study-related medical exams (similar to an annual gynecologist visit) at no charge
  • Are not required to have insurance
  • May be reimbursed for time, travel and other expenses

To learn more about the Replenish Study and see if you qualify, visit or call 1-800-918-1468.

Pink it Forward for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation and Bake It Happen- #BCA #SPON #bakeithappen

Monday, October 13, 2014
Disclosure:This is a compensated post for Breast Cancer Awareness sponsored by Gold Sun Marketing.

Once again it's time to THINK PINK and support Breast Cancer Awareness!

Did you know that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women?  That’s why pink pumpkins are back again to fight breast cancer. 

What is the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation?
  • The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation was created to aid in the fight against breast cancer.
  • To be part of the foundation, pumpkin growers commit to give a percentage of proceeds from every pink pumpkin they sell to the foundation.
  • Growers purchase their seed and plant their pumpkins.
  • Once they harvest and sell their pumpkins, they donate a percentage of their sales to the foundation.
Why pink pumpkins?

The foundation was created in the fall of 2011, with our first growing season being 2012. We found ourselves with this beautiful pink pumpkin and it made sense to align with growers and give back to breast cancer research. We were really interested in giving the proceeds to organizations that would put the highest percentage of that money into actual research.

Why is Breast Cancer Awareness important to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation?
Unfortunately, breast cancer is one of those diseases that has affected so many people, directly and indirectly. As members of the produce industry, we want to be a part of the cure, in any way we can, and by giving funds to these wonderful researchers year after year, we hope we can get closer to a cure.

Decorate with pink pumpkins and raise awareness for breast cancer!

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation has partnered with pumpkin farm owners and growers across the country who have agreed to give back a percentage of their pink pumpkin sales to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation.  Funds will then be donated, through a grant process, to reputable breast cancer research organization that spends most of their money on actual research, something that is very important to us. For the past two years, they have donated about $60,000 to two such researchers, in 2012 to the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and in 2013 to Rush Medical Center.  You can help raise breast cancer awareness by participating in their national campaign, “Pink Pumpkins in Your Home – Let’s Unite Against Breast Cancer” which is designed to encourage everyone to join the fight against breast cancer by purchasing these pink pumpkins from their list of farm owners and growers and placing them in your homes as part of your annual Halloween and fall décor.

Not only can you participate in the "Pink Pumpkins in Your Home", this year The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation has teamed up with Bake it Happen™, a national baking campaign that raises money for breast cancer research.

The campaign is unique in that no one is asked to personally raise money, run a race, or climb a mountain.  The concept of the Bake it Happen campaign is really quite simple and fun and anyone can participate: just bake and share the baked item with the people in your/your readers’ lives throughout the month of October 2014.  For every recipe shared, $2 will be donated to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation.

Here’s how it works:
  • Go to the Bake it Happen website to get access to one or two of the celebrated recipes (the recipes are from a mother and cook who unfortunately died of breast cancer—the inspiration for the popular food blog: My Judy the Foodie.  
  • Participants are encouraged to bake the recipe and share it with anyone in their lives throughout the month of October. 
  • Every time a recipe is baked/shared, participants take a photo and either upload it to Facebook (or social media of their choice) or email it with the hashtag #bakeithappen. 
  • Each time a picture is taken and shared, an anonymous donor will donate money to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, through Bake It Happen!

Turn October PINK with pink pumpkins and yummy goodies!