September 28, 2012

My New Glasses

   Most of you don't know that I'm sort of blind! Ok not technically but seriously if I don't wear contacts or glasses I cannot see your face even if you're standing close to me. I started wearing glasses when I was in 4th grade (I think) and I remember going to buy my very first pair of glasses with my mom and I remember hating every single pair because they were all SO BIG and my mom convinced me to try on a specific pair of glasses because they were the smallest.  So here is a picture of me with my very first pair of glasses....don't laugh!! 
   Seriously people these were the smallest pair of glasses they had! I wore glasses up until my Junior year of high school when I FINALLY got contacts! I still use glasses at nights, when I have allergies or when I just don't feel like wearing contacts. I'm SO GLAD that glasses have become much more stylish! Don't you?
   I was SUPER EXCITED when Firmoo contacted me about trying out and reviewing a pair of their glasses! (Seriously, ask my husband! I think I told him like three times! lol) I NEEDED a new pair of glasses especially when I give birth in a couple months and I will need them for night feedings and such. So I looked through their awesome website and picked these lovely glasses...
MUCH BETTER than my very first pair of glasses don't you think?
I sent them my prescription and received my glasses in the mail along with these goodies...
I love my new pair of glasses! I don't really like wearing glasses but these I really like. Honestly I thought they wouldn't be very good in quality since most of their frames are super affordable like these that I chose are $29! Yeah I know that's cheap! And you know how cheap stuff is usually cheap in quality. Well NOT THESE BABIES! Seriously these glasses are very well made. They don't look cheap at all and they are very sturdy. I'm sure they will last me a while especially since I don't wear my glasses a lot. I am VERY HAPPY with my new glasses! 
Do you wear glasses? Well why don't you give Firmoo a try? Right now Firmoo is offering Free Eyewear for first time buyers! (Just pay shipping!) For more info on this program CLICK HERE. 
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September 26, 2012

My Maternity Photoshoot

    Get ready for the picture overload! My sister is a photographer and she did our announcement & gender reveal photos and this past weekend we did our maternity ones. I LOVE our photos! My sister did an awesome job! I am 24 weeks and already feel HUGE so I thought this was the perfect time to take photos before I start getting REALLY big and my face starts to swell! lol Enjoy the pictures....
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September 25, 2012

Style Lately Necklace Winners

Here are the FIVE WINNERS of the Style Lately giveaway!
Each of these ladies will receive this beautiful necklace...
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S...
Megan Ellison
Catalina
Alicia L. Dawkins
Cassie Salazar
Tania Salgado
Please e-mail your address to cinsarah@gmail.com
and I will forward these over to Style Lately so you can all
receive your necklaces as soon as possible.
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September 21, 2012

Sage Spoonfuls Review/Giveaway

I've always wanted to make baby food for my kiddos but I didn't give it much importance with my first so he got like most babies do: Gerber. We started getting into more organic foods after my daughter was born but I didn't really make her food, I would just give her small bites of what we would eat. Well now that I know how important it is what kiddos eat I REALLY want to try to make baby Levi his own homemade food. I was so excited to find Sage Spoonfuls and more excited that they let me review their recipe book which will come in handy once baby Levi is born. They not only have recipes for babies but they have a couple family recipes in the back of the book and I chose to try out their Lentil Stew recipe for this review...
Here are all of the ingredients ready for the stew...
The recipe was super easy to follow...
...and the outcome was delicious! Seriously I have made lentils before but this recipe was AWESOME!
Way better than anything I've made! It's a perfect family meal and will be perfect once Baby Levi can eat solids because I can just easily blend this for him to eat.
I topped of my bowl of lentils with avocados...
Here are my favorite things about the book:
- It's a hardcover book. It's sturdy and looks like it will last a long time.
- It is very neat and organized and easy to follow.
- I love the way it explains the nutritious value along with tips, and combinations for each of the fruits or veggies.
- I love the overall design! It is colorful, attractive and has plenty of pictures.
- It gives you plenty of information in the beginning of the book on nutrition, allergies and even CPR &  choking.
  
Overall I am VERY HAPPY with the book and I cannot wait to begin using it to make baby food!

GUESS WHAT? You have a chance to win the Sage Spoonfuls Recipe Book for yourself!
Just follow the instructions down below. Giveaway ends 09/27/12 and winner will be announced here on my blog 09/28/12! Good Luck & Have a Wonderful Weekend!

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September 18, 2012

Design Boards

I had so much fun creating a design board for Baby Levi's nursery that I started thinking about offering design boards as a service. My friend Pamela asked me to do two design boards for her as well and that's when I decided to go ahead and go with it! So here are three nursery design boards I've created. 
I will be adding a new tab up on my navigation bar with more info but in the mean time just send me an e-mail if you are interested. Of course I don't only do nurseries so if you have a room remodel in mind and you don't know where to start just e-mail me! It would help if you have a couple of your favorites pinned on pinterest and you could just send me a link to your board.
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September 17, 2012

Style Lately Giveaway: Elegant Ribbon Necklace

Hello Lovely People! We have an awesome giveaway today from Style Lately! I found Style Lately through another blog and signed up for their e-mail updates and liked them on facebook. They announced they were giving away 100 of these lovely bracelets on their facebook page......

So of course I ordered mine and received it last week and WOW! It is even more gorgeous in person! I was so happy with it that I ordered two more things from their site. Their prices are SUPER AFFORDABLE and their Jewelry is SUPER CUTE! I WANT EVERYTHING! But I will purchase a couple at a time or my hubby will freak out! Not only did I buy myself more pretties but I contacted Style Lately to see if they would be interested in me hosting a giveaway for them. I am SO GLAD they accepted because I knew you guys would love it. I had you all choose what you liked best for the giveaway without you even knowing (ok I'm sure you sort of knew it would be a giveaway). Most of you LOVED the necklace (which by the way I plan to purchase soon!) so we are giving away FIVE OF THEM! I will be using Rafflecopter for all of my giveaways from now on because it's super easy and much more organized than the comment way I had been using. Giveaway Ends 09/24 and winner will be announced here on my blog 09/25. Good Luck!


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September 14, 2012

Blog Design Winner

Jessica Hornibrook
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congratulations Jessica!
Please e-mail me at cindy@blesseddesignstudio.com to claim your prize!

If you didn't win and are feeling a bit bummed out, well check back here next week for
TWO AWESOME giveaways! One of the giveaways will have FIVE WINNERS!
That means you have a GREATER chance to win! 

IF you still want a blog design then you can get a 10% off discount from now until Sep.21st
when you mention: STILL A WINNER under notes when filling out my order form.
OR Help me get 200 Likes on my Blessed Design Studio Facebook Page and I will
have another blog design giveaway once I reach 200! :)

Have a LOVELY WEEKEND!
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