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Long Time No Type To… And Palmolive Fresh Infusions!

My how I haven’t even thought about my blog… I feel so very ashamed
to admit that especially since at one point it was my baby!  It’s
amazing how quickly your focus, direction, and priorities can change.
I come back to you, my dear designpillians, a changed woman.
Naturally, my blog will change as well.

The focus will not be totally on parties or design but I will still
post about these things as the come along. You’ll find that it will
become a bit more random, even a little personal. It will include more
of my day to day, more of my husband’s and my business adventures, and
countless other shenanigans I find myself in. I’ve also decided to
include some videos and vlogs so stay tuned for my YouTube channel!!

I could post about a million things right now but I think one at a
time would suffice.  A couple of months ago I watched this Youtuber
whose name I cannot remember at the moment… Sorry!
Anyway, she was doing a review on some products that she had gotten
for free from a website called Influenster. I was quite intrigued so I
signed up in hopes that they would choose little ole’ me to review one
of their Vox Box’s full of goodies!  They chose me the very next
month! October and then again for November!! I could barley contain my
excitement. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time or the energy to
review the products on my blog or to film a video about them so I had
to settle for the mandatory surveys at the end of the month. But
believe me, they were great. Some things I loved and some not so much.
I even gave a few products away to homes that would appreciate them.

I wasn’t chosen to receive the December Vox Box but in January I was
chosen to review a single product.

The product was……

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Photo from influenster.com

I was so ready for this box to arrive but sadly, it was delivered to
me like this…

photo 1 photo 4 photo 2 photo 5

Soap was literally dripping from my mail box.  I almost cried. All 3
bottles were busted, broken, and worst of all they were completely
empty. Ew. Sucks because the sent the extras for me to give to a friend to try out and now that’s not possible. [insert: Sad face] I would have given one to my sister in law, Charlene and one to my mother in law because I know they both wash dishes by hand only.  I’m sure they would have loved it!

To my amazement, all of the coupons they sent me were still in tact. Even though the product was unusable I wanted to try it out, mainly because the
bottles were so dang cute, so I used one of my five $1.50 off coupons
and bought a bottle to try out.

When I got to Wal-Mart my heart sank a little more when I saw that there were only 3

 bottles left of one of the scents on the shelf which let me know how awesome
of a product I missed out on. They sent all 3 scents to my house. I
was supposed to give one to a friend but I’m not sure how successful I
would have been in sharing… Anyway, I snatched up the bottle of the
Ginger White Tea scented soap and went on my merry little way.

I ABSOLUTELY hate the look of a big bulky dish detergent bottle on my
kitchen sink so I was immediately pleased by the simple and elegant
design of this bottle. It’s so darn classy. I would seriously buy it
for that feature alone but it gets better.

THE SCENT!!! I’m not very hard to please but when it comes to how
something smells… You have to step your game up. I’m extremely picky
about scents. I love fresh, clean, and subtle scents.  I love anything
that smells natural and fruity as long as it’s not overbearing. The point is, this soap was right up my
alley! I could go on all afternoon!  Influenster wanted me to reveal my favorite scent of the three but being that I could

literally only try one, Ginger White Tea it is!

It cleans well, my hands weren’t dry after using it, and did I mention the bottle is so dang cute!  All in all, I loved this dish soap and would definitely recommend it!  If you want to learn more about this product, head over to the Palmolive site! If you get a chance to try it, head over to influenster.com and write a review!

Oh! Just for technicality reasons… I received this product complimentary through Influenster! I was not paid in any way to give you a review! It’s all my honest opinion!

Talk to you soon!

-D-

Makes me Happy!!!

So… I was checking my blog one day and after 1 week of 0 views (Sad face) I saw that I had like 25 views out of the blue!!! I’m like, ummmmm… did I miss something? I glanced to the side and noticed I also had a comment from A Pinterest Addict! This is what it said ;o)

“Oh my! I hope that a design consultation is the prize, cause Honey, I could use it! Oh, and by the way, I just nominated your blog for a Liebster Blog Award! :)

 Eliesa, who  is an admitted Pinterest addict, just like myself, was awesome enough to say some very nice things about my little ‘ole blog!

“Diana is a createaholic – sounds like a girl after my own heart! She has a degree in Interior Design and she’s just starting her own company. I think she might have to come on over and help me figure out my design mess! And I can’t wait to find out what her Naughty Banana page is going to be about…”

 I want her to know how much I appreciate her words as well as the exposure she has given me for nominating me for this award!  I had actually stopped by her blog a few weeks earlier because of a post I saw on, yes… you guessed it, Pinterest! It was about taking and old upholstered chair and transforming it with fabric paint!  I’m still searching every Goodwill for a piece of furniture to try it out on! lol ;o) Anywho, I’d like to return the favor so Eliesa, you are officially nominated! Whooo Hoooo!  Thank you so much again!  In addition, below is a list of some of my own favorite blogs that I’d like to nominate along with what a Leibster Award actually is!

 Liebster Award: “Liebster is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite.  The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to create new connections and bring attention to these wonderful blogs.”

If I have nominated you for the Liebster Award this is what you must do next!:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the Internet – other bloggers.
5. And best of all – have fun and spread the karma!

Here are my 5 nominees!

1. Fierce Foodie I’m pretty sure Zina has put one or both of her feet into every dish she has made! lol ;o) Her blatent passion for food parallels with my love for design and crafting.  Every post leaves my mouth watering and eager to try out the recipe, especially the ones with bananas!!!

2. Fashion Climax: RaShawn is fashion. Fresh out of design school he packed up his things and headed straight for New York to work with none other than BETSY JOHNSON!!! OMG! Soooo jealous and so proud of him :o) I’m patiently waiting for the day I get to wear HIS clothes. Speed over to his blog and check it out now!!!

3. It’s Honestly Nothing: Laurie-Anna is beautiful, witty, and in your face. (Which is why I love her :o) Hey LaLa!!!  I love reading her take on current events and whatever it is that’s bugging her or making her happy at the moment.  She has such a unique since of humor and point of view. I’m sure you will love her as well!

3. Declaration of Style: I personally have never met Shelly but we have a mutual friend on Facebook which is how I came across her blog.  Shelly has a very on point sense of style.  I find her to be extremely classy but with just enough edge to make you look twice.  If you are looking to change up your style or add to what you currently love you should definitely check out her blog.

4. A Pinterest Addict – Eliesa. My new love! lol :o) We should totally start P.A. (Pinner’s Anonymous) I love that she loves to take not so beautiful things and make them lovely again as she transforms her home.  On a budget!  It’s funny that I’m doing the same thing right now! If you like the same you should check out some of her projects and try them out yourself especially this one!!! I’m still looking for the perfect piece to try it on!

5. Fork and Beans First of all, I LOVE the name.  I’m not quite sure how many followers she has but judging from her likes, a few more couldn’t hurt!  I found Cara through you know what, lol.  I just found out that I must stay far away from dairy, wheat, and gluten (among other things) and her blog is a life saver!!  She has tons of gluten free and vegan recipes that will help my transition much easier! And did I mention I LOVE the name!!!

Please check out all of these awesome blogs!  It completely made my day to know that people outside of my FB friends, business associates, and family were being exposed to and appreciating my blog!  I honestly enjoy the above blogs and some of them happen to be close friends of mine so it would make me smile to know I sent them some traffic! While you’re there, why not drop ‘em a line as well!

Thanks in advance!

-D-

Happy New Year!!! I’m Back!!!

Whew! The holidays were in full effect but now I’m getting back on track.  I have a lot of goodies in the mix starting with a Design Rx.  I’ll be posting the halloween party soon as well as my 30th Birthday party (B-day is tomorrow, party is on Saturday!)!!! Can’t wait for you guys to see it all ;o)

Also, Ive decided to just go with a regular font from now on since you guys can’t see the font I use unless you download it. (I showed it to you here) Plus for some reason my font selector isn’t working.  I can’t even change the size!!! I have to spend some time figuring out what went wrong. Soooo annoying. Whatever. Let’s keep it movin. I guess I’ll stop boring you with mindless chatter and get to posting! Peace out!

-D-

Busier Than a Bee…

Hello Strangers!! Just coming up for air for a few moments to say HOWDY!! Yes, I’m still alive. Alive but swamped so I guess it wouldn’t be wrong to say I’m buried alive! Lol. Because of my extreme schedule, I’m gonna have a bunch of yummy posts for you all to enjoy really soon!!! My DesignPillians can expect to party like a rockstar, to try out my Meaty Manicotti, to learn how to glamorize All Hallows Eve, to bust a move, and to learn about an amazing new artist all in the next couple of months!  I’m so excited for you to find out what all of that means but good things come to those who wait just a little longer…

-D-

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