Friday, August 30, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

It's been a really busy week. We had Back-to-School night for the high school. We had family visit from out of town. I had TONS of laundry and house cleaning to get done. I had started "spring" cleaning, on top of that (why? I don't know, because I'm crazy? And in my defense, I wasn't planning on any company). I'm going through our craft area (tons of stuff there) and getting lots of stuff for destash. There's so much. It's craziness. And in all honesty, I still haven't caught up with all the emails from a few weeks ago. 

So anyway, here are a few things going on right now that I thought you might be interested in.

LABOR DAY SHOPPING EVENT
Everybody likes a good sale, right??? Get your shopping shoes on (or, in the online case, get your shopping clicker finger ready), because Madison Street Beauty will be launching an awesome Labor Day Sale today!!! You heard it right. If you haven't tried the 100% natural mineral makeup, now is the time to do so!!! You can snatch up the Nail Lacquer in Helium (my #NOTD chosen by your votes on Instagram!). Or get some incredibly awesome foundation, eye shadow, and so much more. You won't want to miss this event. I promise.




Jaw-dropping prices for superior quality makeup and outstanding customer service. Plus, nearly 100 new matte eye shadow shades just rolled out...Get your beauty haul, ladies! Get it now. 
Learn more about MSB...Click HERE and HERE.
THE SALE IS LIVE RIGHT NOW!!!

You can also head over to my facebook page for 2Byoutify and check out my pretty new cover photo by Areeba's Designs. Post a comment and let me know what you think. =0)

Oh, that's right. Did I forget to mention that I'm brand new to the Instagram world??? Yep, my daughter has mobility, so I had her sign me up. I'm brand new there, so come follow me! Maybe I'll get a cell phone eventually (or a cool tablet), till then...I use her mobile devices. Ha! So that's how I chose what color to paint my nails, follower votes. And I'll be doing it again in a few days.

GROUP GIVEAWAY AT NOOR'S PLACE! It's open for entries! Our shop giving away a $10 credit and one month ad space here at 2justByou. There are more great prizes, so click the button below to check it out and enter for your chance to win.



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1K Fan Giveaway - In celebration of reaching 1,000 facebook fans for my bloggy blog, I'm trying out a new giveaway app (it's not Rafflecopter). If you're a facebook fan, then you can enter! It's as simple as that. Really. Try it out, and let me know what you think in a comment. If you've visited the fan page, you might have seen the giveaway tab, but I'm posting it here for you too. =0) Just click the image below and it will take you to the giveaway page. You can win a personalized dog tag necklace,  handmade by my daughter (yep, I make her work for my blog too).





While you're visiting, tell me what you think of my new facebook cover photo there, made by Noor's Blog Designs.

With all this awesomeness going on in sales and freebies, and with all the busy, busy, busy mindset, FINALLY making it to Friday makes me feel like a champion...How about a fierce ROAR??? The video is way fun! Gotta love Katy Perry.



And let's end with something pretty. Doesn't this flower planter make you wanna smile? It's another one from my mom's flower garden. She's so good with plants...




How was YOUR week? Share it with us at #WeekBackup with Noor's Place


Noor's Place


Use that hashtag & give some shout outs! =0)

You can also join the party with me at Meet & Greet and Facebook Love hop!




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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Got Old Floppy Disks?

I was watching GMA this morning, and I was really loving this segment on transforming old gadgets into new works of art. I love DIY stuff and my family loves to recycle/upcycle, so this is perfect for us. I actually have a bunch of old floppy disks from back in the day, so maybe I just found my next project!



I would have loved to embed the GMA video, but that option isn't available. You can view the video HERE and I also found the full tutorial HERE (image is also clickable). You just need a short list of 17 floppy disks, a drill and a light bulb. Total cost estimated only about $10.

What do you think? Would you try this DIY?

Link up with me at Meet & Greet and the Facebook Love hop this week!


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Last Time Co-Hosting Facebook Love Hop

Is August really almost over already?  Time sure does fly, doesn't it?
Well, this means that it's my last week as co-host for the awesome Facebook Love hop.  Special Shout-Out to Melanie of Mommy Mentionables for letting me join her this month!  It's been fun.  =0)



Here are the rules for the Facebook Party:
  1. Linkup your Blog's Facebook page URL.
  2. 'LIKE' your host and co-hosts pages.
  3. Return the likes of other participants.
  4. Grab a Hop Button below and place it on your sidebar so others can join in.
Mommy Mentionables
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Some Things to NOTE:

  • Like other FB pages from your PERSONAL profile. This important since Facebook does NOT count likes if you like a page from your PAGES.
  • We highly encourage you to return the like of everyone who has liked your page.
  • We recommend when liking a page, to please leave a comment on their page or send them a message that you are LIKING them from the FacebookLove Hop so you're LIKE is not overlooked.
  • After the Hop, check your Facebook SPAM content - Go to Edit Page, Activity Log and Spam which is over on the left sidebar. Facebook is known to SPAM comments or messages from others if multiple comments or messages are sent in a short period of time.
 
Don't forget to Tweet & Pin this Hop!

Now on to the Hop!

  FIRST Meet and 'LIKE' your Host and Co-hosts!  
Follow Melanie on Facebook Follow 2JustByou on Facebook Follow The Rollins House on Facebook
Mommy Mentionables (Host) Your co-hosts are the first 2 (labeled) spots on the link-up

Now It's Time to Linkup your Instagram account!

Follow your Host and a few others and get some new followers. Tweet The Instagram Hop


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Words for my Wednesday

Last week I was inspired yet again by one of my favorite blogs, Everyday Inspired. The blog post was a great one (as so many of them on Valerie's blog are), and it's one that I kept thinking about throughout the week and on into this week. For this week's Words for my Wednesday, I wanted to build on her post about not giving up on goals.

So I found this beauty and knew it had to be for today's post. I love it, and I love the website I found it on - Quotes Lover - because if you're a regular reader, you know how I love words and quotes!


Do you have a quote, saying or words you'd like to share? Please do with a comment! =0)

Don't forget to link up with us at Meet & Greet, if you haven't already!



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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Meet & Greet Blog Hop #40

It's the BIG 4-0 for Meet & Greet!!!
We would love for you to join in, meet some fellow bloggers, and create new friends in the blogging world!

Interested in being a Co-Host?
Send an email to 2justByou(at)gmail(dot)com with "Co-Host" in the subject line for consideration and include your blog link! You will be co-host for a two week duration, and we are currently scheduling for Sept/Oct. =0)

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Spread the Word,
Grab Our Button!

Now Link Up and Have Fun!
* Please be sure to follow the Hosts, and Co-Hosts (Who change weekly!)

If you would like to sign up for email reminders for the Meet & Greet Blog Hop, please sign up below. (Your email address and info will not be used for any other purpose.)



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Monday, August 26, 2013

Boogity Boogity Boo Giveaway WINNER

Another Monday, another Giveaway Winner! 

This is a newer item that I just fell in love with at Boogity Boogity Boo on Etsy:
How adorable is that???
Now...On to the good stuff. Let's find out who the winner is...




Big congrats goes to Trillina. She tweeted various times and faved more than one item from the sponsor shop, but her first favorite was the winning entry! She wins a custom made children's hat from Boogity Boogity Boo!


Thanks to all entrants! Giveaways here at 2justByou Blog wouldn't be a success without you. Be on the lookout for more great giveaways, because there's quite the lineup headed here soon. =0) You won't want to miss it.




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Saturday, August 24, 2013

What a Week

What a week it's been! It was the first full week of school for the kids. First week of homework. First week of five early mornings. Aaah...To get back to routine! So that was the trouble of the week for us all here at our house. LOL


Noor's Place

We had corn on the cob twice this week, because it was soooo sweet! Really yummy. I take it off the cob for baby girl, though. She loves it that way.





A few weeks ago, I put in a special order from one of my bloggy sponsors, Powers Of Love. I ordered round face scrubbies, and I LOVE the off-white color. I washed the purple set recently, and now I'm loving that color too! If you want to get a set of your own, you can visit Powers Of Love and order some.



My picture of the week is one that I found on tumblr & reblogged there, and it includes a really awesome quote. Check it out. What do you think? You can check out (and follow) me on tumblr too! CLICK HERE. And if you're on tumbr, I'll follow you back - just leave me your link in a comment. =0)




This song of the week comes from my Baby Girl, 2 years old, with a serious love of all kinds of music. Enjoy!




What are some highlights of YOUR week?
Link up at #WeekBackup with Noor at Noor's Place!

Noor's Place




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Friday, August 23, 2013

Boy Band Tribute

Justin Timberlake, living the dream of quite a successful musical comeback after being out of the music scene for more than six years, is set to be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (aka the Lifetime Achievement Award) at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday.  


image source, also a full list of VMA nominees


The award isn't what's getting the buzz, though.  The buzz is all about whether the popular boy band 'N Sync will reunite at the awards show.  Guess we'll have to wait and see what happens. With the major success of at least one artist from a group, the group is always remembered. Always. Earlier this year at the Super Bowl...There were rumors of a Destiny's Child reunion as Beyonce was the headliner and that rumor turned out to be true. Just sayin'.


In the meantime, let's have a look at some '90s boy bands in honor of the era that gave JT's career a jumpstart, because - why not?  It's Friday.



Back in the '90s...

'N Sync




Backstreet Boys




Boyz II Men





And a few boy bands of today...


The Wanted (performing today on GMA)





Emblem3 (from XFactor USA)



And one of my cousin's faves...

One Direction


No matter what, Boy Bands are a part of the music scene - yesterday, today, or tomorrow.  After all, what would music be without The Beatles???

So...What's your favorite boy band of all time?
Happy Friday!



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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Easing Chaos

Chaos. It seems like that's what it's been like at my house ever since I've been trying to get caught up with everything...And then with back-to-school going on - just pure CHAOS.

A great way to unwind from a long day? How about a nice, long bath? Do you ever get that luxury? Not me! But I'll settle for an extra two minutes in the shower, because I'll take what I can get!

Here are some Bath & Body picks that I think would be lovely for easing chaotic days.









Can you feel the relaxation setting in yet? It's almost the weekend, so hang in there!  

What's your ideal way to unwind after a long day?

Link up and party with me here:  

Mommy Mentionables





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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Got fb Love?

It's time for a little Facebook Love!  =0)
If you're a regular reader, you know that I'm co-hosting the Facebook Love hop for the month of August.  I hope you'll join the fun and link up.  Even if you're already a fan of 2justByou Blog, leave me a fb post on my wall, and I'll drop by your page and do the same!  



Here are the rules for the Facebook Party:
  1. Linkup your Blog's Facebook page URL.
  2. 'LIKE' your host and co-hosts pages.
  3. Return the likes of other participants.
  4. Grab a Hop Button below and place it on your sidebar so others can join in.
Mommy Mentionables
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.mommymentionables.com/category/blog-hop/" title="Mommy Mentionables"><img src="http://www.mommymentionables.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/250pxFBBlogHopButton1.jpg" alt="Mommy Mentionables" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

 

Some Things to NOTE:

  • Like other FB pages from your PERSONAL profile. This important since Facebook does NOT count likes if you like a page from your PAGES.
  • We highly encourage you to return the like of everyone who has liked your page.
  • We recommend when liking a page, to please leave a comment on their page or send them a message that you are LIKING them from the FacebookLove Hop so you're LIKE is not overlooked.
  • After the Hop, check your Facebook SPAM content - Go to Edit Page, Activity Log and Spam which is over on the left sidebar. Facebook is known to SPAM comments or messages from others if multiple comments or messages are sent in a short period of time.
 
Don't forget to Tweet & Pin this Hop!

Now on to the Hop!

  FIRST Meet and 'LIKE' your Host and Co-hosts!  
Follow Melanie on Facebook Follow 2JustByou on Facebook Follow The Rollins House on Facebook
Mommy Mentionables (Host) Your co-hosts are the first 2 (labeled) spots on the link-up

Now It's Time to Linkup your Instagram account!

Follow your Host and a few others and get some new followers. Tweet The Instagram Hop

If you haven't already, join the Meet & Greet Blog Hop! We're also looking for Co-Hosts! =0)




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Words for my Wednesday

Have a good day.  Or have a great day.  And hug someone you love. =0)
All images are clickable and available for purchase.




 from Art Dazzle



Do you have a quote, saying or some words to share? Please do with a comment! Happy Wednesday, everyone. 




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