This first square wasn’t going well, so I improvised. The white and yellow one was the result. But I’m trying to stick to the pattern on the green one and I’m failing. Grr. Is it because my hook is small? I’m using a g and I think I should be using an h.
Ok, so I never imagined myself writing reviews for Cosmo, but here I am on my couch, watching my little baby boy play, eating free chocolate, and reviewing it. Oh, Influenster, here is your disclaimer: received each product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. There. That’s done.
Ok, I’ve already got people on facebook asking what a Vox Box is, so I’d better hurry up and finish this post.
I’m a Vox Box Virgin, so bear with me as I figure this out. Basically, a Vox Box is stuff that is free to you for you to review. It’s from a site called Influenster.
I opened up my box and started out by seeing a gel pen. It’s erasable. I love gel pens. I’m a teacher. They are great for grading. I was already happy.
I knew the razors were coming, and I will try them out soon. Not as exciting for me as the pens, but to each his own. My legs will think me.
The perfume is a little intimidating for me, since I so often break out. I had my husband smell it first to see if it was worth trying. He said it smells good, so I dashed a little on my wrist, and I’m keeping the Bendadryl handy, in case of an allergic reaction.
But…I looked at the bottom of the box, and glowing with a golden halo was a full size bar of Ghiradelli chocolate! Gourmet Milk Sea Salt Escape. Oh, yeah. So… you might notice that I started unwrapping things before I thought to take a picture. Unwrapping, eating. Toe-may-toe, Toe-mah-toe. Chocolate. I even shared.
Ok, so that’s what is in the box. Real review to come later, after I come down from this sugar high!
Posted: December 8, 2012 in chocolate, frugal living, Influenster, Reviews, Supplies, Teaching
Tags: BBWForeverRed, chocolate, cosmo, forever red, free stuff, frixion, ghirardelli, GhirardelliEscape, Influenster, perfume, pilot, razor, reviews, venus, VenusFits, vox box
Tags: cards, coupon, discount, gift cards, shutterfly
Shutterfly had a great 50% off sale. Code: Cards50 ends today. And I had a gift card from Motherhood for $20 off. I ended up with these cards. I really like them.
Tags: blog, facebook, free, free stuff, Friends, influence, Influenster, sister, twitter
One of the biggest trendsetters for me is my sister, Jessi. Seriously. She gets me to try all this new stuff. She introduced me to Swap-Bot, Facebook, Pinterest, Elfster, Kaboodle, Citrus Lane, and now Influenster. What’s that you say?
Honestly, I’m not really sure. I’ve been invited. I signed up. I guess you can review products and get stuff for free to try it out. Here is the link: http://www.influenster.com/ I am pretty certain that the more influence you have over other people, the more valuable you are to this company. It’s working pretty well for my sister.
So, lucky me, the site is having a relaunch/makeover/re-grandopening thing going on. I’m blogging about it. Why? Well, because if I do, I can get a badge. And I guess that badges are good. Don’t you want badges? I do. So…comment or something. Bye!
It is amazing how you can do something one way for years, and then new technology can make it so much easier or even better. Enter Ravelry. I’d been a member of Ravelry for a while, as I occasionally was directed to the site in order to view a free crochet pattern online. But I didn’t know how much I could do with this site.
Ravelry is the GoodReads of knitting and crochet. I can save patterns, hook sizes, yarns, and photos of completed projects all on my ravelry page. I went through all my old blog postings and added those pics to my Ravelry Projects page. It is so nice to be able to look back at that half finished blanket project and know it was an H hook instead of a K. Sure, I used to keep paper notes. But I used to also lose paper notes. Or I’d leave the hook with the project, only to “steal” it away after a month, uselessly promising to return it to its rightful place.
Also, there is an advanced search feature. You can search for patterns or other people’s finished projects using keywords, filters, tags, and more. You can even see what other people made with that funky yarn you had to buy, but can’t find a use for.
So…if you want to know what I’ve been up to, but you don’t see me posting here. Check Ravelry. Chances are that I’ve posted my latest WIP there.