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Birchbox For Men ~ October 2014

Birchbox offers you samples of beauty, skincare, makeup products so you can give them a try. If you fall in love with them, they've included an information card, that includes product information and prices for full size items.

For $10 for the ladies and $20 for the guys, per monthly box, it's a fun and affordable way to try new products without making the initial plunge.

Birchbox for Men monthly box typical includes grooming samples as well as a product or two! For October's box theme is Fanfare!

Stop by Birchbox for more details!


Blind Barber 90 Proof Pomade, das boom industries Bay Rum, Smoke & Dirt Everything Body Wash, Lab Series Age Rescue + Water Charged Gel Cream



Quirky Organizer Trio ~ 3 smart accessories to keep device cables, cords and small items secure.

My #SkinCareSunday Twitter Prize Has Arrived! @SpaHeroes

Last month, I attended the #SkinCareSunday Twitter Party for @SpaHeroes. The party gave participants the opportunity to share their favorite skin care products and routines and answer party questions. And an opportunity to win an October Spa Heroes subscription box!

There are many beauty subscription box services but one of the things that sets Spa Heroes apart is that the products completely free and clear of ingredients that could be hazardous to your health! As a chronic pain sufferer that mission statement resonates with me! Who wants more toxic stuff in their life? Not this gal!

Thank you for the beautiful selections Spa Heroes!









Thank You Alamo Rental Car! Twitter Party Prize Has Arrived.

FedEX came knocking on my door late at night. I almost didn't open the door but I'm sure glad I did! I won a $100 Visa Prepaid Gift Card at the #AlamoDriveHappy Twitter Party recently. Thank you @Alamo!

My #AlamoDriveHappy Twitter Prize has arrived!~Woohoo! Thank you @Alamopic.twitter.com/UDmP5Uimk9— Marcus'Mom (@ronaberrymorin) October 3, 2014

Gwynnie Bee: New Look Floral Print Peplum Top

Today, I received this fun colorful selection from Gwynnie Bee. New Look Floral Print Peplum Top partnered with my Old NavyDiva jeans, GUESS handbag and IMPO sandals for a casual dressy look.

I think this top would go well with a pencil skirt, leggings, and even leather pants. Add a fitted short jacket to carry you into fall and winter months.

Gwynnie Bee, clothing subscription, is still offering a 30 day free trial. Check it out today!

Thursday Thoughts ~ October 2, 2014

Ramblings of a Suburban Mom



I've never been a fan of plastic bags. I prefer to use reusable bags. They're durable and many times much prettier then those nasty plastic one!



I first fell in love this show while watching it on Create TV channel. I'm a big fan of the farm to table concept. Now The Farm, Season 1 can be seen on Hulu. I love that because I can re-watch my favorite episodes while making dinner.



It seems that Teresa, Real Housewives of New Jersey, will be going to jail first. While her husband, Joe stays home with the kids. He will be going to jail after she is released.

They will be able to spend the holidays together. Teresa is expected to start her jail sentence till January 2015.



t’s called ‘The Hibernator’, it’s dangerously delicious and available at The Bear Grills Cafe, in England. That’s not a joke. You have to be 18 years and older and sign a waiver! Good to all who attempt this!



DC Comics is saying sorry for some terribly sexist clothing they put on sale …

Thank You Go Curvy For This Gorgeous Kiyonna Dress!

You just have to watch this show! Every Thursday, 2PM PST Go Curvy episode

Today, I was so thrilled to discover a package from my favorite online TV show, Go Curvy. Inside, was this beautiful sexy Kiyonna wrap dress. I can't wait to model it for my husband!

Thank you so much to my Go Curvy family! Love you. "Go Curvy"!

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Go Curvy website http://www.gocurvy.com
You can also watch Go Curvy at uStream
Follow Go Curvy on Twitter
Follow Sherry Lee Meredith, Go Curvy host on Twitter
Check out Kiyonna's gorgeous collection for curvy ladies! http://www.kiyonna.com

Thursday, October 2: The Best Yes Online Bible Study Facebook Event

The Best Yes Online Bible Study will be having a LIVE Facebook event, Thursday, October 2, 5-6 PM PST. The event is offered as a part of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Study of the book, "The Best Yes" by Lysa TerKeurst.

You don't have to be signed up for the study to take part in this LIVE Thursday Facebook event. Hope to see you there! For more information or to join the study, visit Proverbs 31 Ministries.

It's October! Time To Schedule Your Mammogram

Remember ladies and gents that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! If you haven't had your mammogram...don't wait...schedule and go to your appointment!

For those that may not have health insurance there are many programs that offer free mammograms.

Menu Plan Monday ~ September 29, 2014

Organizing Junkie

I have been enjoying the Seeking God Through Journaling Seminar. The speakers were amazing and inspirational. I actually re-listened to a few of the segments. Kudos to Professor John Turner. This gal is back to writing and taking time to feed her soul!

Bangers and Mash ~ cHow Devine

Sour Cream Pancakes ~ The Noshery

Turkey Meatball Soup ~ Best Recipes Ever

Joe's Red Devil Chicken and Red Potatoes

Easy Chicken Parmesan

We Are Onyx Has Arrived ! September 2014

Here's We Are Onxy Box description from their website: For only $25 per month, receive 5 deluxe-size or full size hair, skin, makeup and lifestyle products from our favorite high-end brands from around the world. Every month we will curate 4 products and you get to select a 5th from a hand-picked selection of luxury beauty products.

Discover your new fave products by watching our exclusive video tutorials and get the best in black beauty tips & tricks from our Beauty Experts and OnyxGirls.

We curate the best products from around the world for our OnyxGirls, and we know you'll love them as much as we do! Purchase even more great products in the Onyx Boutique, share your reviews, and let us know which products you'd love to see in future ONYXBOXES.





Happy National Coffee Day!

I'm starting my morning like any other, with a cup of coffee and HuffPost Live when I checked Twitter and saw that it's National Coffee Day!



Sunday Community ~ September 28, 2014

Friday Dinner: Easy Crockpot Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Spinach

First thing. I have to thank No. 2 Pencil for this easy, delicious crockpot pot roast recipe! My husband said that this was the best pot roast I've ever made! And I totally agree with him.

Footnote: I did season the meat with salt, garlic powder and onion powder, followed with braised all sides before adding it to the crockpot. I also eyeballed adding water when I noticed that the gravy was burning.

I made some mashed potatoes, plated this with lots of spinach. I'll definitely be making this recipe again!



Sunday Social ~ September 28, 2014

A Complete Waste of Makeup

1. What is your favorite magazine to read?

I have been reading Country Living on and off for more than 20 years. I love looking at the beautiful homes and trends over the years. My husband and I also enjoy the monthly recipes.

2. What is the best thing you’ve seen online lately?

So far, I haven't seen something would be classified as 'the best thing online'. But I'll definitely let you know when I see it.

3. Who is your favorite celebrity to follow on Instagram or Twitter?

Jacob Soboroff, TakePart Live and YouTube Nation tweets are often engaging, insightful and even funny. I first discovered Jacob when he was a HuffPost Live host. As much as I enjoy his current projects, I still miss him on HuffPost Live.

4. Is there one article of clothing no matter what the season you can’t help but love?

Since I love rocking colorful nail polish on my toes, it shouldn't surprise you that I love a pair of sandals year round! And it doesn't hurt tha…