Friday, September 23, 2011

B is for Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon: a blue ribbon awarded as an honor (as to the first-place winner in a competition).
[According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary]

So the other week, I was approached with an amazing opportunity. The digital scrapbooking company, MyMemories read and was impressed with my blog and I was given a copy of their software to have, use and review. I LOVED IT. I've done quite a bit of scrapbooking in the past and trust me, I know how expensive the paper, stickers, ribbon, pictures, tools and adhesives are. Plus add in how much time and effort it takes, and you may even be discouraged by the process. I love scrapbooking though, and turning my memories into creative keepsakes. After a bit of toying around with MyMemories Suite 2.0, I really found the software super easy to use and the best part is that you can use so many different fonts and move around the layout until you have the perfect design. It's incredible, and you can save your pages and work in so many different formats.

So here comes the best part. MyMemories asked ME to host a sweepstakes / giveaway of their award-winning digital scrapbooking software on my blog to one of my readers for FREE
How can you win the $40 Software and invaluable resource??
  1. Visit the MyMemories website
  2. Check out their Digital Scrapbooking Kits
  3. Choose the kit that you like the most or find the most creative/interesting
  4. Come back to this blog post and comment!! to tell me the kit that you chose/liked the best.
And that's it! I'll choose a winner on the evening of October 10th and send the lucky reader the code for their FREE MyMemories Suite 2.0 software. Also, just for reading, I get to provide you with a coupon code for a $10 discount off the MyMemories Suite 2.0 and $10 coupon for the store! Here's the code: STMMMS80941 Now go try it out!! 

Check out this quick video from MyMemories YouTube channel 
to learn how easy it is to use.

And check out the couple example pages that I made earlier today!
It's so simple!

Let's see how many readers we can get to participate in the giveaway and as always, Thanks for reading!!  =)

-~- B.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

B is for Busy

Busy: engaged in action / being in use / full of activity.
[According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary]

So with school back in full swing, being the middle of week 4 (of 15 now that we've switched to semesters), life is getting busier. Tests are coming up and assignments are coming due. I've been pretty blessed with a light schedule this semester and I'm loving it! Only 12 credit hours - three classes and an internship with the town's Chamber of Commerce. You think I'd have a ton of free time with at most 2 hours of class a day, but you'd be very, very wrong. I've got a lot of responsibility and commitments that take up my time.

Right now with the chamber I'm working on compiling ideas for content from the local businesses and obtaining that information to start up our social media campaign.
I've also got cheerleading. With our second game coming up, we practice twice a week for a few hours building and perfecting pyramids and partner stunts as well as conditioning. Then of course there's my on-campus job with the Sports Information Department where I update the University's football stats every Monday. I also work in the press box at the home Girls Soccer games. My most time consuming position though, is definitely being President of the ONU chapter of the American Marketing Association. My co-president and I are completely rebuilding the club's structure and strategy and although it is tons of work, I find it the most rewarding. I'm very passionate about the things I do and I'm really trying to have the club live up to its potential, and I know this year is going to be great! The little time I have left I spend on cooking, working out, doing homework and projects, working on my social media presence / getting my sites all coordinated, starting to do some job searching activities, and at the end of the night, relaxing before I have to start it all over again!

I always think it's kind of funny when sometimes in an interview they'll ask you what you do in your free time or for fun besides your activities. Then I'll say well I do those things in my free time because I love doing them. Why would I be in those clubs or teams if I didn't enjoy it? That's just silly. I put my time and effort into my work because it reflects who I am.

Anyways, thats pretty much my life right now. I'm sure if you check back I'll have some posts up further detailing these activities and what I'm doing with them - So get Excited!

Also, Thanks for reading, and actually, be sure to check back Next Week. I've got some very exciting news and I'll tell you all about it soon!

-~- B.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

B is for Box Office

Box Office: an office (as in a theater) where tickets of admission are sold.
[According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary]

So this past summer I carried on a tradition started the summer before with my brother and friends, Trina and Garrett. This tradition is TNMN - or Tuesday Night Movie Night. Almost every Tuesday evening the four of us and occasionally some tag-alongs as well would head over to the Chakeres Celina Cinema 5. The best thing about TNMN and the reason for the tradition is that any seat and any showtime every Tuesday was only $4. It was perfect! Movies can get to be so expensive these days and in a small town, there isn't always that much to do. TNMN gave me and my friends a great way to get together and have a few laughs throughout the summertime.
The movies we all went to see were:

  • Bridesmaids
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 4
  • Bad Teacher
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Horrible Bosses
  • The Change-up

There were obviously a few Tuesdays that we missed when I was busy with other different things. Though I am pretty sad that I wasn't able to see Cars 2, Friends With Benefits, Crazy Stupid Love or The Winnie the Pooh Movie. =) Yes, I'm a kid at heart and I loved that when I was little so it's fine. I think that my favorite movie from the summer was probably Bad Teacher though - so funny!
Give me some feedback and let me know what movie was your favorite from the summer and why??

-~- B.