Monday, September 15, 2014

Saturday Night In {& a Beauty Giveaway}

I feel like I've been such a bad blogger lately. I haven't been online a whole lot, and I've got so many blog posts started that I've left unfinished...Life happens, though. I'll get to it when I get to it. I promise. There's a lot of good stuff that I have to publish. I just have to find the time to do it. And in the meantime, let's do a quick weekend wrap up, shall we?

I remember reading about the movie premiere of Moms' Night Out. I read 3-4 blog posts about it, and I knew I wanted to see it when it came to DVD/Blu-Ray. Well, this past weekend was the weekend. We had a family movie night on Saturday night, and we rented Rio 2 and Moms' Night Out and had a night in with the help of Redbox.

I wasn't a huge fan of Rio 2. It seemed like there were way more musical moments than the first movie. I like the first one better. It happens a lot, right? Part Two movies just aren't as good as the originals. Some sequels just weren't meant to be. Well, Rio 2 was still cute, and the kids liked it, but I didn't care for it as much. It's not one that I would buy.

Moms' Night Out was really cute. I liked it. My daughter liked it. We laughed. And when the lead actress (Sarah Drew) said, "I'm a mom blogger," My daughter looked at me and giggled! It's a great movie for the whole family to enjoy, and we did enjoy it together. I wonder if my kids would let me have a Mom's Night Out anytime soon?

Outside of our movie night, we worked on some new jewelry pieces for our Etsy shop and for an upcoming craft fair. This is one of the first finished pieces:

What do you think? 
We had some vintage music sheets that we were planning to make paper beads with, but we haven't gotten to it yet (those take lots of time, and time is one thing we've been short on lately). So we decided to try something new and made some pendants with the pretty paper and thought they would look great as necklaces. 

Lastly, we were checking out all the fabulous Fall 2014 makeup trends from Allure. My favorite trend is the Berry Lips. I love the berry colors. I've always been a huge fan of purples, so shades like boysenberry have my vote for sure. 

And just for fun, we're hosting a beauty giveaway here at 2justByou Blog! 

It's been awhile since we did any sort of beauty post, and watching Moms' Night Out made me realize that it's been forever since I've gotten all dressed up and put makeup on! Seriously. I identified with that movie in so many ways. And so, we're happy to be giving away a Six Piece Essential Eye Set by ecotools, a Brown Smoky Eye Mineral Shadow set by Madison Street Beauty (includes shades: Espresso, Cacao & Hot Chocolate), and a 100% natural Lip Shimmer in Fig by Burt's Bees (that's a $28 total retail value!). Whether you're a mom or not, every girl deserves a night out!

What's more, if the winner chosen is a blog follower on bloglovin, a facebook fan, twitter follower, AND IG follower (must be ALL FOUR & winner will be verified), we're throwing in four of our favorite mineral eye shadow shades (Toasted Coconut, Champagne, Opal, Carnation) from Madison Street Beauty, an eye shadow primer, and a bronzer (retail value over $30). How's that for an extra-added?

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on October 4th, 2014 at 11:59 pm, EST.

So tell me, what would you do on a night out to yourself??? 

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Much luck to all of you!

*** Disclosure: This is a NON-sponsored post. 2justByou Blog is hosting and sponsoring this prize/giveaway. There are NO affiliate links within this post, only links for your convenience to view the items listed within the published post and/or visit the brand pages, if you'd like. All opinions are 100% my own and genuine. We use these products and/or services mentioned, and we are sharing them because we like them. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 10 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

G+ Growing Circles Hop #35

Time to share your awesome content.
Use our party hashtag and let's party!

Check out this week's Party Hashtag Feature.
Each week, we'll be choosing a random G+ post that used our party hashtag & linked up at the party to feature at the Party Post.
This week's feature is from one of our very own hosts, Sinea Pies, sharing a yummy-looking JELLO Pretzel Salad.

Be sure to stop by Sinea's G+ page and add to your circles!
(You can click the image above.)

Link up AND use our party hashtag for your chance to be next week's feature.
All weekly features are randomly chosen using

Co-Host with us.
Send an email to 2justByou(AT)gmail(DOT)com with "G+ Hop Co-Host" in the subject line and include your blog and G+ links for consideration. We'd love to have you!


To make the most of this link party, please follow the rules below.
1. You MUST add your hosts and co-hosts to one of your circles before linking up. 
2. Link up your personal Google+ profile, blog or business G+ pages but NOT your blog URL. 
3. Share ONE post ONLY - (new or old) on G+ and use the hashtag #GrowingCirclesHop
4. Connect with others by clicking on your #growingcircleshop hashtag. Engage with at least 2-3 others by a Share, +1 or Comment. 
5. Add new friends to your circles. 
6. Grab a button for your blog, if you'd like. Help us spread the word so we can keep trending on Google Plus each week! (You can edit size to fit your blog in the code).
Mommy Mentionables

Throughout the next 12 hours, check back on G+ and +1 posts with the hashtag #growingcircleshop.

Google+ Tips

The real participation comes with sharing a blog post to G+ using the party's hashtag and engaging with others who are also sharing posts from this party. Interaction and engaging with others on G+ will bring you the most success! You will notice some posts have a very large picture associated with their post and others have a tiny picture. To increase your chances of being shared, post a photo along with your post link and NOT the tiny one that gets posted automatically with the link. The bigger and more clear your photo, the better chance of it being shared because those are the posts that G+ users want to share with their followers.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Teenager's Delight at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 
where the posts that you share here are seen on 14 popular blogs! 

Last week's most popular posts included homemade ice cream (2 flavors), how to fix your house, how to decorate a hall, teenager favorite recipe, grilled corn on the cob,  DIY banners and baked goods...oh and some tips on getting ready for winter, too. 

Most Viewed

Very Popular
Editor's Pick

Time to see what you have for us THIS week!

Love this party?

 Simple Guidelines:
  • Please follow our host and co-hosts in as many ways possible (social media links below) 
  • PLEASE TWEET THIS PARTY !!!!  We want everyone to know about it!
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways please.
  • Visit three or more others. Let them know you've been there!
  • When you are PINNING, remember to do it from the original post. ♥
  • If you are new, be sure to let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. ♥
  • Thanks for joining us!

Follow our hosts as you can.

Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row 

Lynn from Turnips 2 Tangerines

Kim of 2justByou

Alexis of Mom2MyCrazy2

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

CD of CD's Country Living

Libby and Rachel of Two Keck Girls

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Janine from Confessions Of  A Mommyaholic  

Leanne, Colleen and Erin … The Sugar Aunts

Elie from Chocolates and Crockpots

Tammy of Creative K Kids

and… Tammy of The Ultimate Linky

Nicole and Susan of Flavors By Four

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