4.02.2011

Bausch + Lomb's Biotrue Saline Solution



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I recently had the chance to try out a new saline solution called BioTrue by Bausch + Lomb, and decided to do a little video to share you with my thoughts and opinions.  Which, of course, are ALL mine and I am 100% honest in what I think....





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I wrote this review while participating in a Mom Central Consulting blog tour on behalf of Bausch + Lomb Biotrue. I received a Biotrue sample and a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.


3.25.2011

our staycay at the hyatt regency mission bay

So, a couple months ago I decided to go through my blog email and get rid of some junk.  
If you're a blogger, then you know all the "pitches" that come through, most of which...um, suck.
{and sometimes makes me wonder what kind of blog they think i have!}

But the title of one in particular caught my eye...

Enjoy a one-night stay at San Diego’s Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina – with or without your kids. It’s our treat!


My immediate thought, of course, was...this can't be true.  
It's much too good to be true...
But after a few back and forth emails, where I mostly checked and double checked that the catch didn't include having to promise my firstborn child to them....I realized it was legit, and who was I to pass up a complimentary hotel stay???

{they didn't even tell me to write about it...but in the words of charlie sheen..."duh!"...after all they did for me how could i not?!?}

Of course, at first I wanted to go alone.  
But Jimmy found that rude.
So, I decided to invite him....and leave the kids.

But then because my life is all kinds of exciting, I decided to have gallbladder surgery the weekend of our romantic trip, and sadly had to use that one weekend we had to leave the kids with the grandparents... instead to hang out with the elderly patients.

Change of plans forced us got us looking on the bright side of things, and what better than to reschedule the trip and make it a FAMILY event?!?  
A staycay if you will.
{that word makes me shudder...can't believe i'm using it!}
We built it all up as a family fun night full of bonding and love.

And besides the 5 year old who can apparently stay up till midnight and the 2 year old who I guess likes to burst into intermittent crying spells ALLLLLL through the night....
it was exactly that....
full of bonding and memories.
{and a realization that sharing a one bedroom with kids will never happen again.}

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{our gorgeous hotel}

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{15th floor, views from our balcony}



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{we could also see the 3 amazing pools which have the most FUN waterslides EVERRRRRRR}



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{our room, so chic}



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{sleek and modern bathroom}



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{compliments of the hotel, which also came with a handwritten note just for moi!  brain swell.}



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{totally renting one of these next time, and there will be a next time!}



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{this gym made me want to workout more than ever...i mean, just look at the view...
too bad these s'mores needed to be made instead...}



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{walking the hyatt's private marina where we got to see stingrays and baby shark(ish) fish}



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{my most amazing view!}



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{have you ever seen a more stylish heat lamp???  need, want, love!}



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{making s'mores in one of the many fire pits on the resort grounds}



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{guess he likes 'em well done!}



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{the ONLY moments of silence during the trip}



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{sunset view from our room}

I have to say, we were treated amazingly....and we were SO impressed with all the amenities, views, and things to do in the area, that we talked about actually booking a (2 bed)room this summer for an entire weekend and pretending we were actually somewhere outside of our hometown.  

I don't know what I did to deserve this, but I am so thankful we got to enjoy our time as a family....
even if it meant coming home and napping for 2 hours the next day.

© 2011 "Le Musings of Moi"

9.15.2009

It's Wiki Wiki wack!

I'm a girl who likes to shop. I love fashion, love decor, love love love getting the best deal.

Sound like you?

Then I have to tell you about one of my newest fave sites, ShopWiki.com. Freaking love this site.

Say you want to buy a designer purse. It's your first one, and you want to be sure you get the best one for the best deal. Okay, easy. Go to Designer Purse Buying Guide, and you get more than enough knowledge to help you in your pursuit.

Or, okay...you're a mom. And you finally found a ton of time to start getting that scrapbook you've always wanted to do. Great! Go to the Scrapbooking Buying Guide, and it takes you through step by step of all the things you could possibly need, where to get them, and how to get a great deal. No detail is left untold. Your scrapbooking experience will be just that much better.

Okay, so designer purses and scrapbooking aren't your thing?

What if you're going on a road trip and you want to figure out what exactly you should have in your car on the off chance anything could go wrong. Wellllll, go to the Emergency Road Kit Buying Guide....and what do you know? A complete comprehensive list of everything you need, why you need it, and where to get it.

And there's more.

Guides to Networking, Health Care, Kid Stuff, Pets, Weddings, and the list. goes. on.

Need help buying a gift for that hard to shop for person in your life? They even have thos kinds of buying guides for you.

ShopWiki is also growing (as any a-mazing site should!), so if you have to be overseas or will be traveling overseas....ShopWiki is your guide there as well. France, UK, Australia and more....

I'm telling you, Google needs to watch it's back. ShopWiki is up and coming, and I'm in love.

ShopWiki is haute. In fact, it's wiki wiki wack! In a good way, I mean.

And the winner is....

Shery419!!!

Come on down and collect your prize!!!

9.07.2009

The Nanny with a Lesson: A Movie Giveaway

I often jokingly refer to my tv or movies as the nanny, since it relieves me of 30 minutes to an hour of being needed. But in order to relieve just a tad bit of the guilt I feel by allowing such a horrid habit, I do my best to make sure there is a moral, a lesson, or something to benefit from, involved.

Most of the time.

So, as of late, my son has begun having "fears." He's been afraid of his room, the dark, water in his eyes, and so on. {Too bad, running across the street isn't on that list.}

But, I digress.

Anyway, I was offered a chance to view and review the video from Paphappahooey Island, called: Do It Afraid (voice of Joyce Meyer), and I was all over it.



And let me just say, both my son and I loved it.

Now, I can't be absolutely sure it's because of the movie, but a week after seeing it, my dear son put his face in the water, dunked his head, and swam across the pool. All. By. Himself.

Coincidence? Maybe, but I'd like to think not.

Now, they have all kinds of episodes that deal with all kinds of issues, but this one in particular was exactly what I needed when I needed it.

And did I mention, it babysat my child? And I was able to blog. And read. And breathe.

Hallelujah.

You want one now don't you?

Guess what?!? You can have one! But just one of you guys.

So enter away, and I will announce the winner next Sunday the 13th.

By the way, this movie is good for ages 3-13. So, share it with the whole family!

Different ways to get lots of entries:
  • Leave a comment. Duh.
  • Become a follower of this blog, The Haute Stuff.
  • Check out and become a loving devotee (follower) of my other blog, Le Musings of Moi.
  • Tweet it.
  • Blog it.
  • Facebook it.



9.06.2009

You are a WINNER!!!

For the sake of ease, I had my man pick the Joey Totes winner.

And the WINNER is....

Sherry a.k.a dddiva!!!

Come on girl, step right up and receive your prize!!! {email me at summer@lemusingsofmoi.com}

8.24.2009

Joey Totes Giveaway!

I am always on the lookout for fun new reusable totes. I think it's a bit of an obsession, but hey, at least it's one that's saving the planet!



This time I happened upon Joey Totes, and here's why I like these ones:

They come in their own attached little bag so that you can just fold it up and store it away. Love that.



It can carry up to 40 lbs! No need for millions of bags....this can carry it all! Love that.

You can wash them! Lots of reusable bags you can't wash, so they only live a short while. But these? Last. Forever. Love that.

Now you need to have a set, and luckily you can! They are offering one of my readers a set of their very own.

It's easy to win, just leave a comment!

For extra entries:

  • Follow The Haute Stuff
  • Follow Le Musings of Moi
  • Tweet it
  • Facebook it
  • Blog it
I will announce a winner on Sept. 6th!