The Importance of Being Reese: December 2012

Blog Angel Reveal

Yay! The moment that I've been waiting for is here. The moment where I get to reveal who I've been "Blog Angeling" this past month. As I mentioned before in my previous post, I wasn't able to reveal much without giving myself away, but this month I was lucky enough to be a blog angel to one of my favorite up and coming bloggers The Redheaded Princess.


Along with commenting on her post (which I do on a regular since she's a great blogger) I created a new button for her, dished out a bit of advice and secretly bookmarked and promoted her new posts. Honestly I didn't have much work to do because she's a really great blogger, but it was still fun to help a fellow blogger out :)

I wish I could have done more because she's such a great lady with a ton of funny stories (seriously, if you guys haven't read her post about the snake that go into her car and set up camp for a few weeks, then drop what you're doing and go read now, it's hilarious) She's also a wonderful cook with a lot of tasty recipes for you to try and ton of parenting wisdom to dish out. 

This month was definitely fun :)  If you've never heard of the blog angel project, be sure to swing by and check it out. As bloggers, it's great to give back and help out our other blogging sisters (and brothers). I know there's no way I would be where I am today without having badgered, hounded, asked a few successful bloggers to impart some of their infinite blogger wisdom upon myself. So in a way I suppose this is a way to pay it forward. Check it out. The next session starts January 15th, and be warned, it fills up FAST. I'm talking within hours fast. So set a reminder. Tie a ribbon on your finger. Or mark your calanders because this is definetly one you don't want to miss out on.

Until next time.
Happy Blogging   
 XOXO Reese


BzzAgent Review: Green Mountain Wellness Collection

It's no secret that I'm a coffee addict. Immediately after waking up I make a beeline to the kitchen to indulge in my first cup of caffeinated heaven. By the time I've finished getting dressed and ready for the day, I've typically already consumed at least two cups. So when I was given the opportunity to test out the new Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection, I jumped. Fast.

Luckily enough, my friends over at BzzAgent.com thought I was a great fit for this campaign and decided to hook me up with some yummy goodies from Green Mountain.

As a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur I like to believe that I have quite an extensive knowledge of coffee. I've sipped and stirred my way through every tasty beverage at Starbucks and nearly every local cafe Charlotte has to offer, but I was pleasantly surprised at how the new Wellness Collection matched up to it's competitors. Not only is it delicious, but it also has a few health benefits that you tend to miss out on with regular coffee.

The two blends I tried out were the antioxidant (which as you may know, has been shown to drastically reduce the risk of cancer), and the focus blend (which I wisely chose to wait until finals weeks to test out).



I was a bit surprised at how yummy they tasted even with additional vitamins. The focus blend coffee actually contains 50mg of L-Theanine in every 8 fl. oz. If you're like me and are completely unaware of what exactly that is, rest assured I did a bit of research myself. Theanine has been shown to not only boost the body's immune system response to infection, but also has been shown to promote alpha wave production in the brain. And that's only a few of it's many benefits.

Typically when I test out products, it's pretty cut-and-dried, but this campaign required a bit more time as I wanted to accurately record my body's response to the coffee. Overall I didn't notice much of a change right away, but after a week I definitely started to feel more relaxed and seemed to focus better. In a way I suppose I owe Green Mountain a huge thanks for helping me ace my finals. So thanks guys!



I definitely wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Green Mountain Wellness Collection to my friends and family. The only warning I will give is that it can get a bit pricey. Especially if you don't already own a Keurig coffee maker. However, if you get your hands on some coupons and wait until it's on sale to stock up, you can snag a pretty sweet deal.

So if you guys do decide to give it a shot, let me know what you thought of it!

 
 Until next time. 
Happy Sipping
 XOXO Reese
 * I was compensated with free Green Mountain Coffee  products for writing this review, however this in no way affected my ability to write an accurate and unbiased review for this product.

Merry Christmas From North Carolina

Hello Beautiful People,

Yes, I'm still alive. Just still terribly sick. It's been over three weeks now and I'm finally starting to feel marginally better. Anyhow today is not a day for complaints. Today is a day of celebration. So from the sandy beaches of California to the busy streets of New York, wherever you may be, I wish you and your family a very wonderfully, very merry, Christmas.

Hopefully by next week I'll be posting regularly again.

Until then


 XOXO Reese
  Photo cred www.fabiovisentin.com

Our Month In Photos *So Far*

Christmas at our home



 
Jasmine Being Jasmine
There are just no words for how adorable my baby is








"I like to eat, eat, eat."

Seconds later...
A Few More shots of our Thanksgiving at the Beach
 


 XOXO Reese

Surprise, I'm a Blog Angel

 The title pretty much says it all. For the past month, I've been a blog angel and have been secretly helping one of my favorite new bloggers.

Craftbotic
 
Haven't heard of the Blog Angel project?  Allow me to give you a quick overview. Blog Angels was started by the lovely Rosie over at Craftbotic, It's a "secret" project in which bloggers choose a particular blogger to help out for a month. Helping out can come in the form of many ways.  Tweeting their posts, pinning projects, giving them facebook love, commenting on their posts, helping redesign their blogs. 
 
The possibilities are endless. However, it is all done in secret. 
 
 Now I can't tell you I've been Blog Angeling {yet} I can only tell you that she is a total sweetheart who has an awesome blog, and I've had such a wonderful time acting as her angel. I've been commenting and sharing all of her posts, and...well I don't want to go into further detail in case she's reading.
 
The fun isn't over yet. For the next two weeks I will continue Blog Angeling, and on December 30th, I will reveal my little angel. If you're interested in participating in the January round of Blog Angels, be sure to swing by Craftbotic and sign up. Please be aware, this fills up FAST. I mean within a matter of hours, so make sure that you follow Rosie and keep an eye for her updates.
 
Until next time, 

XOXO Reese

Silence and Support for Sandy Hook

* This wonderful event was organized by Neely, Meg and Michelle, so if you know them, be sure to swing by and say thanks, and if not, be sure to swing by and say thanks. 


Dear Blog World and Anyone Else who Wants to Help,

On December 12, 2012, tragedy struck so many of us in ways we did not foresee. An elementary school and small town in Connecticut was shattered by a mass shooting. We knew we wanted to help and we came up with this: 



On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence. We will post the button and that's it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.

 ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING."

 Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation. 

We can't imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let's make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating. Love, The Blog World p.s. If you would like to, copy-paste and repost any part of this, please do. Share on. If you would like the HTML for this post, please email me and I can send it to you.

Love,
The Blog World

p.s. If you would like to, copy-paste and repost any part of this, please do. Share on. If you would like the HTML for this post, please email me and I can send it to you.

 XOXO Reese

When Words Aren't Enough.

When James walked into the apartment this evening, I was sitting on the couch with Jasmine in my arms and tears in my eyes. Her sweet little head was nestled against my chest. Her arms wrapped around my neck. It's almost as if she knew something was wrong; that mommy was shaken to her very core. We had been locked in that embrace for over 15 minutes.

By now you've all heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. I don't even know all the details. James turned on the news briefly and I started crying so hard that he turned off the television. I tried sleeping, but my dreams were filled with images of innocent children being slaughtered. My daughter. My daughters friends. It could have been her. It could have been them. As a parent, as a human being, it is unfathomable.

So tonight the only advice I have is probably a conclusion that you've already arrived at yourself. Hug your babies close and pray hard. As beautiful as life is, it can be just as tragic. No one is promised tomorrow, so you make sure that today and every day you tell those who are important to you just how much you love them.

And please, please pray for the families who lost their children in this senseless shooting. They are feeling loss and pain that just cannot be put into words.

  XOXO Reese



The Perks of Havng Pneumonia

Apparently on the 3rd day of Christmas UNCC gave me a case of pneumonia. How sweet. I wonder if there's a return policy?

So in the interest of a hopefully speedy recovery, I'm taking a few days off from my blog to concentrate on getting better every episode of The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time and Scandal that I've missed this semester. Stuffing my face with every feel better snack I can get my hands on, and taking a break from anything that remotely resembles housework. Which means that within a few days our apartment is going to look as if a nuclear warhead exploded. It's a shame too, I had just gotten the upper hand with my ongoing war with laundry.Oh well.

Hopefully I'll be back next week.

Until then,

XOXO Reese

Happy Final Exams: May The Curve Be Ever in your Favor

Fi·nals we·ek: n. 1. One week in which 99% of the course is crammed into 1% of the semester. 2. A evil ploy concocted by the education system to purposely fail students in order to ensure that they will be forced to repeat classes, thus gaining the institution more money in tuition and fees. 3. Death by scantron.

To all of my fellow students, hopefully this post will bring some humor into your lives as we once again embark on the most tiring and emotionally draining 1% of our college careers. May the curve be with you.












Hopefully tomorrow this is what I'll be saying...


  Happy Studying
XOXO Reese

On Being Judgemental

Recently I stumbled upon this pretty disturbing site. For the sake of not painting a target sign on my blog, I'm choosing to withhold the name. However if you've been blogging for a while then you know exactly "which" site I'm talking about.

Basically the whole purpose of this community is for people to anonymously tear apart bloggers who have committed what THEY deem to be horrible blogging atrocities. Like right now, I've probably committed at least eight different blogging faux pas that would typically send them into a flurry of angry messages in forum dedicated to just  how terrible my blogging skills are. 

This little discovery has actually helped to clarify a few things for me.  I always wondered why it was that one of my favorite bloggers, Don't Quote The Raven, consistently has her comment section flooded with nasty, degrading messages. Seriously she can be posting about how she went on a Missionary trip to Africa, scaled a ten story building that was engulfed in flames and managed to rescue a set of triplets using only a glass of water and a spool of thread, and yet still, those anonymous commentors will find a reason to hate.

And it's not just online. It's everywhere. I happened to be in the mall the other day listening to a group of women tear down another lady. I mean they were brutal. It reminded me a bit of middle school.  Anyhow, I noticed that they suddenly changed topics, and realized that the lady they had been talking about had come back to the table. They then proceeded to fawn over her sweater...the very same sweater that they had been joking about just minutes earlier...

Now that's just wrong.

Trust me, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not perfect. Not even a little. But seriously, do people not realize how absolutely hurtful they can be sometimes? Amanda Todd, Tyler Cleminti, Megan Meier any of these names ring a bell? Or more recently, the nurse who killed herself over the whole Royal family prank phone call debacle.

We can never know what's going on inside someones head. We'll never know just how close to giving up they are. But I do know that I would NEVER want to be the straw that breaks the camels back. I would NEVER want to have to live with the fact that I was responsible for another human being taking their own life. That I'm the reason that a parent has to bury their child, or that a child has to grow up without a parent. I couldn't live with it. Could you?

So my request to you guys today, is to try to stop being so judgmental. Like I said, I do it, but I'm working on me. I don't expect the world to turn into a utopian society overnight, but I do know that I want to be the kind of woman that my daughter admires and aspires to be herself. A wise man by the name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi once said "Be the change in the world you wish to be."

Until next time,

XOXO Reese

Last Minute Money Giveaway

                       

The holidays are always a jam packed, crazy whirlwind of a time. Between hosting parties, shopping for gifts, and traveling to see family, it may be just a little rough to sneak in a little treat or two for yourself. That's why we wanted to give away one $50.00 Amazon Gift Card OR $50.00 Paypal cash to one lucky reader. We are so grateful for those of you that visit our sites, read our blogs, enter our giveaways, and all around share in our lives through our posts. What better way to thank you, than with the money to buy the gift YOU really want for the holiday, not a gift someone THINKS you want. Winning could not be any easier. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below.


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A Few Reasons I WON'T Follow You Back During A Blog Hop

If you've ever seen my linky in a blog hop, you know that I always use to put (Follows Back) next to my name. However, I feel that I should let you in on a secret. There are a few major exceptions to my (Follows Back) statement. If you commit these blog hop faux pas, you may want to consider drastically changing how you participate in blog hops. If not, you're going to find that making true bloggy friends is not quite as easy as it could be.

Let me start this off by saying I typically love blog hops. It's a great way to network and meet some pretty amazing friends. Especially when you make the effort to get to know the person. Whenever I join a blog hop, I make it my personal mission to actually visits blogs.  I'm not kidding when I say I like to get to know a person. I tend to make myself at home on a blog for a while and peruse a nice bit of content before hitting that little follow button.

I also make RELEVANT comments on your posts. You see, the way I figure, if you took the time out of your day to post, then I owe it to you to actually read your post before commenting. What I do not do, what I will NEVER do, is go straight to your first post, and without ever having actually read your post, leave a generic message such as "Hi there, just stopping in from the blog hop. New follower. Be sure to follow me back at www.desperatetoincreasefollowers.com. Looking forward to getting to know you."

Seriously???

You might as well have just written "Hi there I'm super excited to increase my follower count by any means necessary. Oh, and by the way, I don't care about you or your blog, but be sure to follow me, read my posts, and comment daily. XOXO"

Today's word of the day is rude. I have taken the liberty to highlight the most appropriate definition for this situation.


The second reason I will NOT follow you back, is something I have begun referring to as the follow-dump method. If you follow my blog, with the express purpose of getting me to follow you back, and as soon as I do, you decide to unfriend me, that is basically the equivalent of slapping me in the face. I can attest from personal experience that I do not like to be slapped in the face. Please don't do it.

Another common variation of this is joining a blog for a few days, and then unfollowing the person when you find that they have not reciprocated your follow within a timely manner. People are somewhat busy little creatures. It is quite possible that they don't sit in front of their computer for hours, anxiously watching to see in their follower count has changed. Be patient. It pays off in the end.

So to the girl who followed me from the GFC hop last week, and left that generic comment on my sponsors guest post (which was a really great post by the way) and then unfollowed me a few days later because I hadn't reciprocated, there's a reason I did not follow back. I saw your comment, I even visited your page for a while. It's a shame, had you even pretended to take a general interest in my blog, I would have loved taking the time to truly get to know you.

To me, blogging is seriously not a popularity contest. I wasn't popular in high school, and I certainly have no illusions that the blog-o-verse will be any different. Sure, it's great to have a nice amount of followers. But at the end of the day, having 2000 followers means nothing if they don't interact with you and vice-versa.

Here endth the lesson.

      XOXO Reese



BzzAgent Report: Afrin

A few months ago when I was filling out the survey for Afrin, I admit I was a bit skeptical. Not because of the product, which I have always been a fan of, but more so because I don't get sick very often. At all. Until this week...

So, while the bad news is that I'm a bit under the weather, the good news is that I will be able to fully provide you guys with an awesome review for my first BuzzAgent Report, Afrin.



As I mentioned before I've always been a fan of Afrin. However, it's been a while since I've used it, so this little trip down Sickly Lane served as a great reminder of all the reasons that I use to love Afrin so much in the first place. Please allow me to share all those reason with you today.

Reason 1: It works. No, seriously it works. Within minutes. Which is great if you're so congested that you can hardly breathe.

Reason 2: It lasts for up to 12 hours. One of the unfortunate downsides of common cold medications is that they typically only last for 4-8 hours. Afrin gets the job done for up to 12 hours. Awesome.

Reason 3: It's drip free. We all know that runny noses are never attractive (unless you're under the age of 2, in which case everything about you is adorable), with Afrin, drippy noses are not an issue.

Reason 4: It's not just for colds. I've been lucky enough to never have to deal with allergies, but I know quite a few people who have this problem year round. At least now I'll know what to purchase for them when things get bad.

After my experience with Afrin, I can safely say that it will now be added to my own personal "Get Well Kit."

Welcome to the club Afrin!
So my overall rating? Out of a possible 10, I'd give Afrin a 12. Seriously, you guys are a lifesaver. Keep up the good work!

Be sure to swing by their facebook page for exclusive offers and deals!

For more information of how to become a BuzzAgent, check out what all the Buzz is about.

* I was compensated with free Afrin products for writing this review, however this in no way affected my ability to write an accurate and unbiased review for this product.

XOXO Reese

Why I will NEVER go to Eyecare Center Again *Review*

* Updated 12/8

As you can tell by the title of my post, I'm a bit perturbed at Eyecare Center, and after a brief internet search, I see that I am not alone. However there is something very distinctive that separates me from the other dozens or so people who have had bad things to say about Eyecare Center; this lil' ole blog. See, if you're going to attempt to screw over your customers, you may want to ensure that they don't have a blog where they can very publicly air their grievances and frustrations, thus warning potential customers of just how shady your practices are.

Anyhow on to the story. A few months back I was in desperate need of some new glasses and was perusing Groupon when I happened upon an awesome deal. My student insurance had just lapsed and as you guys know eye exams aren't cheap. So when I saw that I could get an eye exam and $100 off my new pair of glasses for $60, I jumped on it.

A few weeks ago I finally went in to redeem my Groupon. The doctor who examined my eyes was polite and friendly, and even the ladies working at the front desk were awesome. Because I'd had my eyes dilated during the exam it was difficult for me to pick out a pair of glasses that day, so I had the sales rep make a notation in my paperwork so that I would know which ones I was interested in when I came back in to place my order. I should mention that at the time I was majorly dressed down and this was the super ritzy part of time. Bad move on my part. Since the sales rep was so curt with me, I assumed it was because he believed that I couldn't afford the glasses, and had no intention of returning.

At the same time, I was entering into contests from other bloggers for a $20 credit to Firmoo like crazy. I actually won three different contests. So I figured hey, I'll just get another backup pair. However after reading up on it a bit, I discovered that along with my prescription I would need something called pupillary distance (PD) as well. I gave Eyecare Center a call, and was told that in order to get my PD I would have to either purchase a pair of glasses first (apparently they measure it when you're getting fitted for your glasses) or pay an additional $30. I figured, hey no biggie, I'll just get the information when I go in to place the order for my glasses.

I went in a few days later and picked out a pretty cute pair of glasses, and on my way out I received a copy of my prescription. It wasn't until I left that I realized that they had neglected to give me my PD number. I assumed it was just an oversight and figured I would get that number when I went in to pick up my glasses.

Yesterday, I was finally able to go in to pick up my glasses. I was actually pretty excited (considering it had been almost 5 years since my last pair and my eyesight was terrible.) After I picked up my glasses, I asked for my PD number. Imagine my surprise when I was told that "We don't give out that information. That is for our personal records." Ummm excuse me. Pump your breaks turbo. How can you, as a medical professional, withhold my information? Later, when I called back to readdress the situation, the rep I spoke with was the same one who had helped me find my glasses. He was so disgustingly rude to me I actually had to hang up and call my fiance to relay what he had just said to me.

 Nasty sales associate aside, I could understand if I weren't purchasing glasses at your store so you were going to charge me an additional fee for that information, however I just spent a nice bit of money there, and now you're telling me that I can't have access to my own information. Not to mention that you previously stated that I would receive that information when I had my glasses fitted or paid an additional $30. So if you don't get glasses from their store, what is the point of paying the $30 to get your PD if they're not going to release that information to you?

If this is there way of trying to retain customers, I'm almost 99.9% certain that they are going about it the wrong way.

After speaking with the NC Board of Optometry, and reading over a few of the regulations regarding the release of information, I definitely have grounds to file a complaint, which I will be doing. The funniest thing about this situation is that I can actually measure my own PD, it's really not that difficult, however I don't like being lied or misled. So Eyecare Center, you guys just made your last dollar from me. I'll be taking my business elsewhere and I truly encourage my readers to do the same.

Now, excuse me while I measure my PD real quick and order my glasses online ;)

*Update 12/8: So I just HAD to share this with you guys. After attempting to contact/ inform Eye Care Center about the horrible customer service that I received in one of their stores via facebook, they not only removed my comment, but banned me from making subsequent posts on their fan page. Had I been irate and called people names, I would have understood this decision. Having worked in social media before I can tell you that this is NOT the way to handle complaints. This only further solidifies my thoughts about this company and leads me to believe that they have been ripping off their customers for quite some time. Also, just FYI, I went to Firmoo last night and ordered an adorable pair of glasses for $6.00.


Dear Santa,

As Dec. 25 is rapidly approaching, I thought it best to clear up any lingering questions in regards to my behavior this past year. First, let me begin by saying that I always had the best of intentions. I am aware that my actions may not have defined the aforementioned intentions as clearly as they could have, but I don’t think that I should be held accountable for these minor transgressions. I think that before you make any hasty decisions regarding which list my name will appear on this year, you should at least hear me out.

Now Santa, I realize that you may be somewhat disappointed in my overall behavior this past year, but in my defense I didn’t start anything, I merely reacted to the obstacles that were placed in my path.   Why should I be held accountable for other people’s actions towards me? I mean sure, it probably wasn’t right to use such colorful language and matching hand gestures, but I felt that by using this form of communication, my point could be made more clearly. I was really just trying to do my part in clearing up any lingering confusion.

As for my road rage sir, it has recently come to my attention that the DSM IV now classifies road rage as a disorder, therefore, I cannot be held accountable for my actions this past year. I’ve already mailed you an updated copy of the DSM. You’ll find the section on road rage on page 540, section A, lines 2-55, I even took the liberty of highlighting the section for easier reading.

In an effort to avoid a repeat of the Christmas of 09, I feel that I should fully explain my sarcastic nature. Honestly Santa, and we gone over this before, it's not my fault half of the people in the world can't take a joke and don’t quite understand my sense of humor. I feel like you should at least give me some credit for all the times that I didn’t give in to temptation, but instead bit my tongue. Yes, I do mean that both figuratively and literally, and I have hospital records to prove it. In fact, I’ve mailed you a copy of those as well.

Santa, it is my sincerest hope that you will take this letter into consideration while you are making your rounds this year. Remember, we don't want a nasty repeat of the Christmas of 09, do we? (My lawyer is still on speed dial.)

May you have a very Merry Christmas sir, and please give my regards to your lovely wife.

P.S. - I almost forgot to mention how great you are looking this year. I’ve noticed that you’ve lost a few pounds. I guess that gym membership I gave you last year as a bribe--I mean gift is paying off. Also, I just love how the red in your suit brings out your rosy cheeks. Red is definitely your color sir. Please, let me know how Mrs. Claus is doing.

     XOXO Reese

Say Hello To My Little Friends...



Happy December Beautiful People,

It's so hard to believe we're only three short weeks away from Christmas. I hope y'all are excited as I am about this holiday season. Now that Jasmine is a bit older, I'm determined to enjoy every morsel this Christmas has to offer. But I digress. Today I would like to introduce you guys to some of my new sponsors. If you're a longtime reader, you may actually recognize a face or two. Apparently these ladies are so awesome that just one month doesn't quite do them justice! From fashion to crafting and teckie info, these ladies have it all. Be sure to swing by and check them out. After all, tis the season for making new friends. Enjoy! 

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Hi Everyone! I'm Tia, the sassy southern girl behind the blog, The Chic Stay at Home Mom. My little piece of the world wide web chronicles my life as a stay at home Mom to my sweet two year old Savannah. My motherhood blog also tip toes into fashion, food and what it's like to be married to the Army. Feel free to stop by and see me anytime. We're also on Facebook and Twitter!




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Hi there! My name is Amy & I blog over at keepin' up with the Smith's. I'm a SAHM to Cash & wife to Luke. I worked in daycare for 7 years before starting my new role as full time Mommy! I'm loving every second of my new job! I love crafting & DIY projects! I'm always up for a tasty {& easy} recipe to try out, too!

I'm excited to share one of my favorite DIY's with you as well as an easy recipe, too!



Stay tuned for more news from my sponsors along with exciting group giveaways all month long!
 
XOXO Reese