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How’s Baby Bofinkles Doing? She’s living the Goodlife!
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RoC Skin Care Giveaway Worth $143!
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Childhood Summers at the Jersey Shore

How’s Baby Bofinkles Doing? She’s living the Goodlife!

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I have a shocker for you.  Are you ready?  I’m a cat lady! I know, you’re surprised and totally weren’t expecting it! I mean the cat nails, the cat clothing, the cat section on BFG, the cats in my banner up top, how my Instagram is full of our furry babies, how I really don’t want to talk politics at a dinner party but instead tell you the cutest thing that Brother Bear did last week , and how I’d love to talk brownies and cat food at the same time weren’t a giveaway to you, right?

I want to thank everyone for their well wishes on Baby Bofinkles a few weeks ago when she was feeling under the weather.   After a few days, she still wasn’t feeling that great, but then the Vet gave us a appetite stimulant and another G/I pill and she was back to being her fine bodacious bikini wearing self again.   Want to know a quick story? Ok, you do.  When Bofinkles was sick and wasn’t eating, I was pretty distraught.  She just would not eat anything and I started getting nervous.  After a rough phone call with her vet, I sat on the floor and cried pretty hard because I was frustrated and beyond worried as it was 3 whole days with no food.  As soon as I started crying, Bofinkles hopped down, rushed over to me, put her head on my shoulder and gave me the sweetest head butts.  Then she pushed my arm over and layed down in the nook where we stayed for a while after.  It was pretty heart warming as I think she understood how worried I was and she was saying “I’m Ok Mom”.  She was also probably saying “Get this lady to stop crying, I’m trying to sleep”.

This is a great place to talk about pilling your cats, have you ever tried?  Well you’re reading this so you’ve lived through it, but what a struggle right?  Xanadu is easy to do anything to, but Bofinkles and Brother… they are another story.  After many failed attempts, me crying on the floor begging for Bofinkles to take her pill, her running away from me every single time, we finally worked out a technique.  They sell pill poppers for pets, which is just a little pill gun, where you open their mouth and it shoots into the back the of their mouth.  After you shoot it in, then close their mouth, gently blow on their nose and gently rub their throat.  The air from the blowing and the soft caress from your throat rubs will cause them to swallow the pill.  Then tell them you love them, you’ll never pill them again, and then prepare yourself to do it again 12 or 24 hours later.  Bofinkles is a real Mama’s girl and is keen on biting Matthew so I actually pilled Bofinkles myself which I was pretty impressed by because the little lady from the South sure has got some spice in that attitude.  

I told FiFi Bofinkles how many people were sending her good wishes and asking about her.  I asked her if she could thank you guys and show you that she’s better.  This is how the conversation went.

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Hey Bofinkles, you should tell everyone how you’re feeling and thank your new friends.

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“What? Is it time for kiss?”

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No Bofinkles, I want you to type something up.

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Bofinkles, that’s not how you type.

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Ok, Bofinkles that is not how you type either.

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Ok, Bofinkles I’ll type it up. No Bofinkles, my hand is there to type, not support your head for the next 45 minutes.

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Ok Bofinkles, one quick belly rub and then you have to type something up.

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Oh Bofinkles.. you’re being silly and trying to get out of doing work aren’t you?

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No Bofinkles, it’s not time for a treat, sit back down.  

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No, not lay down and go to sleep.  Bofinkles, we really have to write something up.

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Good girl, thank you! Now let me take a look at what you wrote.

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Bofinkles! That is not what I was thinking…

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“Just write it mom.  I’m tired!”.

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And when you’re done writing, let me taste that pretzel you have in your hand.  Bring it a little closer.

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What a girl Bofinkles.. What a girl.

Anyways, Bofinkles wanted me to tell you THANK YOU! She’s feeling much much better! 

One that that is really important to me is keeping our cats healthy.   This year has been pretty rough with losing Essy, and then multiple trips to the Vet for sicknesses, but it’s all worth it knowing your cat is going to be ok.   If you ever fear your cat is sick, take it to the vet and double check.   You’re the best person who knows when your cat is acting different and I’m sure your kitty means the world to you, so always be safe!  Another thing is important (almost the most!)  is keeping the cats on a good diet,  including a food that is good for them.  That’s why I want to introduce GOODLIFE™ cat food to you guys (and your cats!).

Take a look at this chart comparing GOODLIFE™ food to the other top brands.  Their #1 ingredient is chicken or salmon (strong muscles!) and includes a no corn, no soy, no wheat recipe.  
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Oh and the taste… it’s delicious.  Don’t trust me on this, just shake a bag and watch the kitties run over! Thanks to #goodlifepet and #CollectiveBias for the introduction to this!
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You can find GOODLIFE™ cat food at Walmart and make sure to print out the $1 coupon!  Mine was on the top shelf so make sure you look for it there if you can’t find it.  Then get your muscles ready to lift a bag down! 
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Tell me..
Does your cat ever sleep on your keyboard and you just give in, do no work, eat a brownie and just watch them sleep? 

RoC Skin Care Giveaway Worth $143!

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Who’s ready for a beauty post?  Who’s ready for a beauty giveaway? Me too!  In this post I’m giving away a prize pack of RoC Brand Skin Care products worth $143!  You’re going to love it! 

The Giveaway includes:
RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream
RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Eye Cream
RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Eye Cream
RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30
RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Serum

That’s $143.94 worth of RoC products! 

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The contest is over, Congrats Natalie!

Contest Rules:
Only open to U.S residents over the age of 18.
Prize pack cannot be shipped to a PO Box so alternate address will have to be given.
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Make sure to enter here and enter a few ways… more chances to win! 

Are you in NYC and looking for a fun evening on May 1st?  Then stop by the “Walk the Aisle” event where you will get detailed tips from NYC NYC dermatologists and health experts.  They will discuss the RoC® product benefits and anti-aging/skin care.   The event is open to the public so stop by… and find me and say hi too!  

Location: 40 Wall St., New York, NY 10005 (between Wall and William)

Not in NYC? Don’t worry! Besides this awesome giveaway that I hope you’re entering, check out the #Eyes4NYC #CollectiveBias Twitter Party on April 24th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST.  

 Now go enter the giveaway!

Childhood Summers at the Jersey Shore

This post brought to you by New Jersey’s Division of Travel & Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine.

Every single summer until I moved away to college we celebrated our family vacation in Wildwood, NJ.  If you’ve been to Wildwood then you know how great it is, and if you haven’t, let me just tell you – it’s a fun place.

I have so many memories from these summer vacations including when my parents let me first go the boardwalk alone during the afternoon and I spent all my summer vacation money I saved up on getting my hair braided in colorful string, to waking up early to find seashells on the beach to hiding summer romances from my parents.    Whenever I think of Wildwood, NJ I think of good times.

Look at how stylish I was as a kid.

New Jersey was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.  I remember seeing so many awful photos of the piers and boardwalks where I spent so many nights as a kid totally destroyed.  A year and a half later though New Jersey is “Stronger than the Storm” and the Jersey Shore is Going Strong making progress in rebuilding with their community.

If you haven’t been to the Jersey shore I think it would be a amazing weekend getaway from the city.  The boardwalks are full of quirky shops, delicious foods (funnel cakes and caramel apples!) and so many adventure seeking things to do. We often took a boat out that jetted across the Atlantic Ocean while stopping to look lovingly at dolphins.  I loved these adventures so much!  I always talk to Matthew about taking him to the Jersey shore so he can experience it.  I wonder how the Marlane Motel, the Shamrock Café and the Haunted Castle Boat Ride are doing, those were my favorite places as a kid.  There is always so much going on along the 130 miles of the Jersey Shore – festivals, concerts and plenty of foodie events!e

Other things to enjoy in New Jersey:

Family fun – aquariums, zoos, museums, science centers, national parks, amusement parks and more!

Remember I went to Medieval Times a few weeks ago?

Or how about a fun trip to Six Flags? We go on summer trips with plenty of friends.  What makes a trip to Six Flags even better: fanny packs and neon shirts!

Outdoor Adventure:  Hikes, Waterways and plenty of coastline.

Arts – Theater, Performing Arts, Concerts and top notch culinary delights.

Shopping – Designer to discount, trendy to quirky, there’s shops, outlet malls and plenty of flea markets!

Columbus, New Jersey has my favorite flea market that I can’t wait to visit this Spring! Here’s a past post about a trip there.  I found this dish there once for $2, what a life hightlight:

Have you ever visited the Jersey Shore? Tell me about in the comments!

If you haven’t start making your summer plans now and discover New Jersey!

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