Friday, January 27, 2012

"Sweets for my Sweets" Valentine Giveaway!

Hey Gorgeous Girls!
It's that time again!
I'm ready to give give give!
I know a lot of Bloggers think other Bloggers do giveaways just to "bribe" Followers to join, but all I can say is those people must have never had one! LOL! The most I ever receive is about 2-3 new followers! For's not about that. It's about giving...because well...I just love it, that's all! If I have fun things...I want everyone else to have them too! So there! He He.

Valentine's Day is not just about is a day to celebrate every form. Of course every day should be celebrated with love, but not every day has hearts, chocolate, and everything pink & girly! honor "all things girly"...this one's for my girls! Or guys who wanna win this for their girl, of course! She will be me!

Here's what you'll get...

You can read about the LUSH Gift Set here, the Candle here (smells exactly like Chocolate & has a real ring inside!), & the Naked Palette 2 here.

This giveaway is open to all my blog followers. This way you get one automatic entry for being a follower, you just need to comment below. Post about the giveaway on either Twitter or Facebook (or both) and get one additional entry (2 entries if you post in both places). And of course I need to be your friend/ be able to be sure that you did! Gotta be fair! If I'm not already...add me to both with my links in the sidebar (FACEBOOK & TWEETHEARTS).
♥ Follow & post on my Facebook "Fan" Page (PAPARAZZI)

If you make a post/mention in your blog about this giveaway you get TWO entries!

Being a follower: 1 entry
Tweet about the giveaway: 1 entry
Promote on Facebook: 1 entry
Promote on Facebook Fan Page: 1 entry
Promote on your blog: 2 entries

Now, you just need to comment with your name & all your entries, pretty please & also link me to your tweet/facebook post/blog post to get the additional entries if you promote.
For all of my Facebook Friends, who are not "bloggers" & don't yet follow my blog...I know a lot of you have had trouble before, so the best way for me to explain it is...
1. Click on the little blue button above all the little faces you see on the left hand side of my page that reads, "JOIN THIS SITE". From there you will have the option to join with either your Google, Twitter, or Yahoo accounts. If you don't have any of these...the easiest one would be to create a Google account. VERY simple instructions from there. This way...all of you to be able to win!

This Giveaway will run until Wednesday, February. 1, at Midnight! (Texas Time), & the winner will be announced the following day! I am leaving to go out of town on Friday (the 3rd.) & won't be back until the 13th, so I wanna make sure you get your goodies way before Valentine's Day! SO...In addition to your entry...if you could also email me your address...just in case you're the winner...that would be awesome. Only becasue I have to get it in the mail before I leave!
Here's to you, my Gorgeous Girls!
You are the most favorite followers/friends one could ask or wish for.
Thank you all so much for being here & supporting my little blog.
I love & appreciate you all!

Love & Valentine "Sweets...for my Sweets",

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just Because You Can't See It...

Happy Wednesday, Beauties!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! 
Just wanted to share this beautiful picture I saw. Not only is it beautiful & applies to also applies to me right now! "Just because you can't see me...doesn't mean I'm not here! He He.

Here's the story...I'm definitely one of those bloggers that wants to post every single day...however...I don't want it to look like I post every single day. Make sense? No? I know. LOL. What I means is...I don't want to just throw any old thing up here...just for the sake of doing it every day. I need to be inspired & always want it to be as good as possible. SO many of my "to-do posts" are in progress....but the good ones are a lot more time consuming, so...sometimes it takes a lot longer to post. 

Life gets busy...I KNOW you know...and I always want blogging to be fun & not it's at a much slower pace. But...I am ALWAYS here...& I am ALWAYS loving, appreciating, inspired by, cheerin' for, reading about, praying for, encouraging, thinking of...YOU!

Here's to you, and a lot more fun to come! 
I love you all! 

Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate. ♥

Always With You,

Monday, January 16, 2012

Love Yourself

Just in case no one told you today...I Love You!

You're Sexy & You Know It,

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Sunday, Sweethearts!

Next week I'll be back to my usual "Sunday Sweethearts" again, but for this's a little video I came across from a old friend of mine...that I wanted to share. I know some people will 100% disagree with me...but here's my opposition for being more "religious"...and less "spiritual". You see I too am a Christian...and I am 100% a's the "followers" that I'm not a fan of. Not all of them of course...just the ones that "claim" to be believers & preach hatred & judgement...instead of acceptance & love. God = Love. If you know him at all...your heart should be full of it. In my humble opinion, of course. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday, Gorgeous!

Here's to You... & Hearts full of Kindness & Love,

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Make A Joyful Noise!

Happy Saturday, Beauties!
If you haven't seen this's a MUST SEE! Fantastic! Such a wonderful, uplifting, heart wrenching, good! My Sister & I...LOVED it! So much...we're gonna see it again next weekend with our Mama! LOVE me some Dolly and some Queen L! Speaking of Dolly though...isn't she just a Doll? Literally. She's as unique as it gets & I LOVE her for that! Here's a song that she wrote that I just adore! And yes...I can 100% relate! Glam as long as I can remember...and glam until I die. Girls...wear those lashes & high heels, hair as big as the heavens, clothes as loud as you wish...and NEVER look back! This is YOUR world! Do with it...and be in it...WHATEVER you wish! As long as you're not hurting should matter to anyone! LOVE me some "not afraid to be matter what"...people!

Have a day as beautiful as you!

"You were born an original...don't die a copy." -John Mason ♥

A Fellow "Backwoods Barbie",

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Friday The 13th!

Happy Friday The 13th, Beauties!
I'm off to spend the day in a perfect way with my Sister & my Mama! Scary movies & cuddled in our blankets! Hope today's the start of a perfect weekend for you! You've worked your booty deserve it! Enjoy!

"It's not about forcing's about not letting sadness win." 

HUGE Love & Hugs,

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Come Meet My Beautiful Belle!

One of my favorite people on earth, Heather from Big City 3 people away from reaching 100 followers! Out of love & support for her...please stop by & join her list of beauties! She's as wonderful as they come & you will adore her! Thank you so very much!

I love you to heaven, Heather & even though I am sometimes MIA...I am NEVER far away!

Your Biggest Fan & Forever Friend,

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Who Am I?

One of the first pieces of advice you hear/read as a new blogger is to "discover your voice", so that people can relate to you & get to know who you are as a writer. That's easy & the same time. The easiest way to do that is just to be yourself, of course. But what do you do when "yourself" is made up of so many different sides? All of my writing thus far has been as positive as they come, and as uplifting as possible (which is one side of me), but sometimes I wanna just keep it real & say a few cuss words! Can I get an Amen! Sometimes it's fun to be a little crass, and laugh a little bit. Ok...a lot a bit! So...that's what you're gonna get from now on! I am a Christian true...but still like to have a good time & not judge the world & all of their choices. I live the way I live, for me...and I'm not here to tell anyone else how to live for them. I am not racist or prejudice in any way. In fact...I welcome uniqueness & not only do I welcome it...I encourage it! I'm the quirky's biggest fan! the same time...I don't put up with BS either! From any walk of life! And you shouldn't either! There are two traits I don't tolerate...cheaters & cruelty...of any sort. People make mistakes. We all do...and we always will. That I long as you don't make the same mistake twice. More than's no longer a's a choice. But cheating & cruelty are premeditated. THAT is what I don't tolerate. I see the glass as half full...and half empty. I am an eternal optimist, but am not blind to the truth. If you are good to me...I will always be the best to you. But if you're will no longer hear from me. I surround myself (on purpose) with those that add to my life, make me better, and those who love me. I go where I am celebrated...not tolerated. Life is much too short to spend your time with anyone/anything else. I am not drama...nor do I choose to participate in it...expect for my girls the Kardashians & my Housewives! Hey...we gotta have some entertainment. Don't judge.

What I wanna share with you is... the truth, kindness, inspiration, helpful tips, laughter, encouragement, support, awesome deals I find, fun crafts/gift ideas, giveaways...because it's so fun to give, advice (talk to you like your best girlfriend/sister)...and provide a place where you'll feel loved & free to be who you're meant to be!

The reason behind this post is because I wanna be a little more "raw", and share things with you that might be a little "politically incorrect"...but in the privacy of your own homes...I feel will be very beneficial to all of you. So...strap on your seat belts, and your earmuffs...and let's have some fun!

Coming Soon...Sex Ed. LOL! No...but really.

Have a beautiful night, Beauties!
Thank you for all of your love & support!
I hope this year will be one of your very best!

Here's to the truth...and a lot more laughs!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Here's To Starting The Year Off Right!

Happy Friday, Beauties!
Hope it's a start to a wonderful weekend! 
Love & Hugs to you! 

Never Forget Your Worth!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Introducing...Iris Apfel!

Cosmetics company MAC is known for collaborating with unexpected muses, so it’s no surprise that they teamed up with 90-year-old style icon Iris Apfel for their upcoming makeup collection.

Iris Apfel for MAC will include 20 different products, including lipsticks, nail polishes, eyeshadows and beauty powder, with prices ranging from $14 to $23. The limited edition collection launches in MAC stores across the United States starting TODAY and will be available through Feb. 9.

I am IN LOVE with these bright, jewel-toned colors! Aren't they gorgeous? Here are my favs & a must for my collection...

This "Robin's Egg" Teal is to die!

And these polishes...AMAZE! Love the "Oriele Orange" & the "Toco Toucan"!

I even love the lipsticks & liners! Totally remind me of a tropical vacation! Imagine any of these, with a beautiful golden tan...STUNNING!

Hurry Dolls...these are selling like hot cakes! Iris knows what's up!
HUGE Love & Hugs to you!

Here's to gettin' our MAC on!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What's The Apps?

Ok Gorgeous I Phone pros...I've had mine for a little while now & I have just one question? What the crap do you do with it? Ha Ha. I mean...I know there are awesome apps out there...just have no idea what they are! I thought I'd ask all of you what your favorites are & then...finally...get to playin'! Here's what I have so far...The obvious ones...Facebook, Twitter, MySpace (Yep. You heard me right. Still have it. Just never deleted it. Don't judge.), MyNetDiary, Instagram, Pinterest, abcNotes, Red Stamp, & Spotify. I don't use any of them...just thought they were cool. Any other great ones I'm missing? Here are my hobbies...Living with OCD (Organization/Neat Freak), Creating, Fashion/Make-Up, Making all things cute & adding a little glitter & bling to it, Music, Diet/Fitness, Travel, Reading, Findin' me an awesome deal...

What are your favs? I'd love to know! Thank you so much! Hope you guys are having a wonderful night, & a perfect start to 2012! HUGE Love & Hugs to you! 

Lookin' forward to gettin' with the times,

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Be Free!

"The moment you can visualize being free from the things that hold you back, you have indeed begun to set yourself free."

Sculpture by: Zenos Frudakis "Freedom" 

Fly, Beautiful One...Fly.

Monday, January 2, 2012

I Resolve To...


But my #1 resolution, that sums everything up is...

It's a Brand New Day...A Brand New Year...and I'm gonna be ready!

I love you all & hope your 2012 is FILLED with everything & everyone you love most! Wishing you butterflies in your tummy, wishes upon stars, good health, much wealth, a job you love, wonderful people by your side, trips to cherish...and your every wish coming true! we come!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

Happy 2012, Gorgeous Girls & Guys! 
As we say goodbye to 2011, a year (for me) filled with learning & growing, adventure, 1st year as as Wife (they always say the first year is the hardest & I've never believed it...until I lived it! But now...we are closer than ever & I have never been happier in love. Thank You, Jesus!), new home & new life in Texas, 1st full year as a Blogger, trials, triumphs, sadness, happiness, a major dream come true for me, a heart FILLED with more love than I could ever imagine...a wonderful year indeed. I thank God EVERY DAY for this year...and for this life I've been given. I will never take a day, a moment...for granted. Ever. I am so blessed to have THE MOST AMAZING Husband, Fur-Babies (D&G), Family, Friends, Career, Opportunities to change/touch lives, ... I am blessed far beyond measure, and grateful far beyond words. It's been a struggle, I have to say. To learn how to deal with such goodness, while so many people are struggling. Something I've had to learn to deal with, and to try my very not feel guilty for the blessings in my life. I've learned to see it as a gift, and do my part to share this gift...with as many lives as possible. I believe with all my heart that we are all here for a purpose, and my to shine my little light on this world, and touch as many hearts as I possibly can...while I'm here. I heard this song & it couldn't be more fitting...
We are ALL here for a purpose & we are all given certain "gifts", and it's up to us to make this life as beautiful as we can, for ourselves...and each other. My goal has always been to do my very leave this world a little bit more beautiful than I found it, and to know that at least one life was better...because I was in it. In the end...that really is...what life is all about. Not the things we buy...but the relationships we make, and the hearts we touch. NOTHING else matters, or makes your life any richer...this I can promise you. Today is a brand new day...a brand new year...and you can do with it...ANYTHING you like! It is NEVER too late to make a change, or to be what you've always wanted to be. Today really is...the first day of the rest of your life! How do you want to live it? Be remembered? What have you always wanted to do? Become? Experience? The past is your past. Done & Gone. Try your absolute best to leave it there, and believe...really believe...that EVERYTHING did/does happen for a reason, and JUST AS it is supposed to. EVERYTHING...good  & bad that you experience, really truly does...make you exactly...who you are meant to be. I have lived it...and I can also promise you that! Mistakes are only mistakes if you keep making the same one. If you are are growing. There are no accidents. Only your life's plan unfolding. You are on this earth to do AMAZING things. To touch lives, inspire, dream, have abundance, to love & be loved, to encourage, & have your EVERY wish come true. There's no such thing as luck, or lucky people. We are all given the same's up to us to use them as we desire. That's the blessing & curse of free will. I have learned that NO ONE or NOTHING can  make it happen for you. YOU have to want it for yourself. The power is within you. If you want CAN get it! It's as simple, and as difficult as that.  Stop beating yourself up, blaming, holding your head's time for a change! It's time to take control of your life & make it ALL you've ever wanted it to be! Life is MUCH too short to wait ANY longer! The time is NOW! 2012 is YOUR year! Go out there & get it! I love you & I believe in you! 

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."  
-Edith Lovejoy Pierce