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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pop The Perfect Bag of Popcorn with Pop Secret's Perfect Pop App! #PerfectPop #GoodbyeBurnedPopCorn

Thank you Pop Secret for sponsoring this post. 

Movie nights occur regularly in our home and rarely do we view a flick without nibbling on our favorite snack, popcorn! However, nothing can ruin family movie night like burning the last bag of popcorn; unfortunately for my clan - I'm a natural at gourmet burned popcorn. Ooops.

Luckily for me, and everyone else in our house, Pop Secret has developed the Perfect Pop App (available for iPhone 5+ on iOS7+) so that I (and all of you!) can stop worrying about burning the popcorn and just enjoy the movie! 

The Perfect Pop App works with a variety of Pop Secret flavors:

  • Homestyle
  • Butter
  • Light Butter
  • 94% Fat Free Butter
  • Movie Theater Butter
  • Extra Butter

Can you guess which flavor I chose? Yup, movie theater butter!

The Perfect Pop app is super easy to use; download the app to your iPhone for free from the app store to get started. 

1) Put a bag of Pop Secret in the microwave and enter suggested cooking time from the packaging. 

2) Turn up the volume on your iPhone. Point the phone's speaker towards the microwave and keep within 3 feet.

3) Start the microwave, and then start the app. 

No more relying on the popcorn button or guessing how many seconds in between pops. Pop Secret is serious about perfect popcorn, so the less you have to worry about, the more time you can spend enjoying movie night with your friends & family. Perfect Pop listens to the pops, waiting for the precise moment to let you know when your popcorn is perfect. 

Movie night went off without a hitch thanks to the Pop Secret Perfect Pop App; We enjoyed family movie night with perfectly popped and delicious popcorn. #GoodbyeBurnedPopcorn ! 

What's your favorite flavor of Pop Secret?

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Friday, July 11, 2014

My Favorite Summer Scents

I love perfume; I have currently have 7 bottles on my bathroom counter and there are a few more that I'm itching to purchase. What can I say? I like to smell good! 

I enjoy having a variety of scents to choose from so that I can switch it up every now and then. My perfume preferences tend to change a little bit with the seasons. During the summer, I definitely prefer something that is light, fresh, and airy. 

Today I'm sharing my top 5 picks for Summer Scents

Coach Poppy is, hands down, my absolute favorite any time of the year, but especially during the Summer. This scent lifts my spirits and makes me feel sexy, always! It doesn't hurt that this is Chris' favorite scent on me and it drives him crazy when I wear it!

DKNY Be Delicious is a scent that has been around for quite awhile now; I've loved it from the very first time I saw the bottle. I love how crisp the citrus is on this one. It just feels fresh!

Dolce & Gabbana light blue is one that I've been wearing since high school! It's intensely feminine but with a crisp and fresh twist. It's hard to describe, but I love it! 

I discovered Victoria's Secret Bombshell Summer  a few summers back and wow - it makes me feel like I'm lying on the beach, tan skin glistening in the sun with an umbrella in my drink. Who doesn't want that?

Last but not least, I love Escada's Pacific Paradise! This is a fragrance that has been around for what seems like forever but also one that I can wear every day. It's citrus-y and sweet and down right delicious!

I'd love to know - what is your favorite scent?

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Life Lately

Man Alive! Life has been so busy lately; it seems like summer is flying by (actually, this whole year has flown by) and I've been caught up in a million and one things. So today I'm gonna get y'all caught up on our life lately. 

At the end of May, Chris and I traveled to Baton Rouge to see the King of country music, George Strait, perform the second to last show of his final tour, ever. We had a fantastic time but we've both agreed that we will probably never go out of state for a concert again. We barely made it to the stadium in time because we sat in traffic for like, 4 hours. It was awful. However, it was totally worth it! George was amazing and I'm so grateful that we had the opportunity to see him on his last tour. 

Our baby girl graduated from Kindergarten! When we sat down and started comparing her pictures from her first day of school to her last day of school, we were blown away. We realized how much she had changed and how grown up she looks. Father Time, please slow down!

Chris is still going to school and he started a new job several weeks ago. He landed a position at a great shop and is gaining valuable experience as an entry level tech. The best part? He actually loves his work there. The second best part? He is home at a reasonable time every night and he no longer works weekends! He also started the motor swap on his Mustang. My garage has officially been taken over by car parts (but I don't mind!).

I've been extra busy lately too; I've put my photography business on the back burner a little bit - mostly because I like to shoot outside and right now - it's hot! No one wants to be a hot sweaty mess in pictures and I'm assuming no one wants a hot sweaty  mess of a photographer either. 

Recently, I took a position as an assistant editor for a local online publication. It's been a great experience so far and I love that I'm able to use my knowledge of blogging and social media marketing at a higher level. 

I'm also looking for a full time, outside of the home, job. I just can't seem to sit still! I've been on 5+ interviews in the last two weeks and I"ve got two more lined up this week. I'm kind of holding out for the "perfect" job and just seeing what is out there right now. Wish me luck on my search!

I'm back on my weight loss bandwagon again (imagine that!) I've done well not to gain any weight but I kind of hit a plateau and stopped trying to lose. I'm planning ahead for an elective surgery in the not too distant future though and I'd like to be in the best shape possible going into the procedure (more on that at a later time). 

Father's Day was amazing! The kids and I worked hard on our gifts to Chris; we were so excited that we ended up giving them to him a day early! 

The kids made Dad this awesome candy card and you can see it all over his face - he loved it! They were so proud of the work they did and they felt great knowing that he was so excited about his gift!

My surprise for Chris really floored him; I knew he was going to love my gift for him but I didn't expect the reaction I got. It was obvious to him that my gift meant a lot and that it truly made his day, which was exactly what I was going for. He is an amazing Dad and he deserved the best Father's Day ever. I feel confident that the kiddos and I definitely accomplished that with Father's Day at the Houston Astros game! 

Lately the kids have been hounding me to let them do chores around the house. Who am I to deny a child the privilege of housework? So, we made out a chore chart and put them to work. They are loving every minute of it and I'm enjoying it while it lasts. Cause we all know it won't last!

So that's the gist of it, we've just been busy, living life and enjoying our summer! 

What have y'all been up to?
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