Your Opinion Counts

Opinions, we all have them. Sometimes it’s our opinion that helps someone else make a decision. From what to buy to what doctor to see to what to order on a menu the list goes on and on as to how our opinion influences others. It’s basically what a blog is all about. Think about it, I buy and try and then write about it and then you may buy and try for yourself!

Are you a person with strong opinions? Do others often value your opinion by asking for your input? Would you like to get free stuff? Wait, what? Free stuff? Yes, that’s right. All through Influenster .

It’s super easy to get started just click here and complete your profile. The profile is basically a list of questions about you and your lifestyle. Then sit back and wait for your Voxbox to arrive! Once it does you’ll get information as to how you can try out the products and share your opinions. You get to keep the products and there is absolutely no fee involved!

I’ve received two Voxboxes so far. Here’s the first:

You can see the box is filled with a little bit of this and that which makes it so fun! I was able to try things that were new to me and a few I really liked and would purchase on my own. I really loved this:

I had been looking for a hair mask that wouldn’t weigh down my fine hair. This mask by Eva NYC smells delicious and rinses out so well without weighing my hair down. My hair felt smoother and looked shinier after using it.













I have used some Origins products in the past and this did not disappoint. If you’re familiar with the brand you know the products are top notch and as they say, “powered by nature”. I used the serum in place of my usual one for two weeks. While I liked it just fine I prefer my Vichy Life Serum . It’s less expensive and I love the scent.













This product was new to me, Fit Tea offers a line of detox products and I was thrilled to get the 14 day detox for free! It was easy enough to use and at first I was a bit skeptical but after drinking it (on an empty stomach) each morning I understand how it works. I’ll spare you the details but lets just say if you suffer from irregularity you should buy this. It will in fact get rid of any bloat you may have.  This is a product I will definitely purchase.













I enjoyed the chocolate mint Balance bar and would consider purchasing these myself. Honestly I don’t eat many bars but this one had a good taste and good nutrition.

I also received Welch’s fruit roll ups. I have never in my life eaten a fruit roll up so I gave them to my son Collin. He enjoyed them!

And now the second one (and I should mention if you look closely at the photos of the first box and now the second you’ll get a sneak peek of my new kitchen counter tops): Yes, that’s my second box. It had only one item – Hefty Microwave Strong plates. These babies will be headed to work with me. So far I have used them once and the plate held up very well in the microwave.

I should mention the more active you are on social media the better. There are lots of Voxboxes that include great items, like cosmetics and hair products. Admittedly I am not very active on social media, clearly I’ll need to up my game but it is something I struggle with. I always feel like I have nothing to say!

So are you ready to share your opinions in exchange for free products? If so, check out Influenster and get started!


Orange Crush

I bet if you went into your closet right now you’d probably find very few orange pieces of clothing, am I right?  That was certainly the case for me until our son chose a university, the University of Florida to be exact.  Now I’ve developed an orange crush.

On Sunday I wore this outfit to a family gathering to celebrate my nephew’s birthday.  These orange shorts were one of the first purchases I made after my son decided to attend UF.  I remember shopping with my friend at Loft and we saw the shorts on clearance.  Of course they were, no one wears orange unless it’s to show school spirit.  I grabbed them up and figured they’d be good to wear to a football game.  But I was wrong.

This OTS embroidered top I purchased earlier in the Spring.  I wore it here the last time. But I knew when I bought it that I’d be wearing it with my orange shorts this Summer. I love the way the outfit came together. Since I chose my long tassel white earrings I decided against a necklace. It felt like it might be too much and the embroidery on the top is so pretty and so trendy too! I am also wearing a new pair of shades that I am enjoying but for my family the jury is still out. Spending a lot on sunglasses is not something I normally do, these are $12. Maybe someday I’ll invest in a pricier pair but for now these fit my budget just fine!




I read once that orange is a universally flattering color, do you believe that? I suppose depending on the tone I do. In the Fall it seems there are lots of shades of orange but how about for Summer, do you own anything orange? So, orange, it’s not just for football games and team spirit, it’s a legit color. Orange you glad I said that? Hahahahaha, you know I had to slip an orange joke in here somewhere!

Thanks for stopping by, I so appreciate you!  Check back on Friday for a review of some recent NSale purchases I made, all are warm weather approved!  See you then!



Shop here:
Denim espadrille wedges • Gap • $59.99
Coral • J.Crew Factory • $29.99
Multi Check • J.Crew Factory • $29.50
British Khaki • J.Crew Factory • $34.99
Plus Size Apt. 9® Ruffled Chambray Off-the-Shoulder Dress • Apt. 9 • $24
Plus Size Apt. 9® Cold-Shoulder Top • Apt. 9 • $16
Women’s Apt. 9® Off-the-Shoulder Top • Apt. 9 • $14.40
Women’s Apt. 9® Embroidered Chiffon Top • Apt. 9 • $16
Women’s Apt. 9® Embroidered Flutter Tee • Apt. 9 • $19.99
Women’s Apt. 9® Ruffle One-Shoulder Top • Apt. 9 • $19.99



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