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Catch a Glimpse Party #35

So… you ready to Party!?
Well I sure hope so since it is Party day!! 🙂

Catch a Glimpse Button

I still don’t have anything to share BUT I have been working on some stuff so HOPEFULLY next week I will have something. About time isn’t it?! lol

But what do you have to share this week?!

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

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My Memories Suite Software Giveaway Winner!

Who’s ready to find out who won the My Memories Suite Software Giveaway?!

I hope this person has some ideas in their head for ways to use all the fantastic kits in the My Memories store!

The winner was chosen by random.org and was number:

7!!!

Number 7- do you know who you are?!

Well if not it was the ladies from Sweet Peas and Bumblebees who said:

Congratulations Ladies!!! 🙂

Shoot me an email to claim your prize and I will get you all the information you need to download your software.

If you didn’t win the Giveaway, then you can use this code: STMMMS72838
to receive $10 off the $39.97 purchase price of the software.

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NKOTBSB Concert

“Step by step
Ooh baby
Gonna get to you girl
Step by step
Ooh baby
Really want ya in my world”
-NKOTB

“You are my fire
The one desire
Believe when I say
I want it that way”
-BSB

You better believe that I was belting out every word to every song during this concert right along with my sister and all the other thousands of women and some men.
The concert was FABULOUS!!

My sister and I were both a little nervous that they weren’t going to be good and it would corny but it so wasn’t!

So here are lots of pictures from the concert.

As we were walking up, Brian from the BSB got out of his tour bus and stopped to sign autographs and take pictures. It was a random surprise and pretty cool!
We could have waited for more of the guys but it was starting to rain so we headed in.
Before we headed in, my sister and I stopped for a picture outside Bridgestone Arena.
View of the stage from our seats.

NKOTBSB!
Waiting for the concert to start.
Jordin Sparks opened up for the guys.
I got to see one of my sorority sisters, Kayla, for a split second during intermission.
The start of the show! Out come the boys, huh, I mean Men now. lol

They had these two stages that went WAY up in the air.
NKOTB
BSB
Singing their Love songs.
Charissa made a poster and held it up when NKOTB were singing their love songs, ok, mainly Joey singing “Please Don’t Go Girl.”

NKOTB singing their love songs.

All of them back out singing together.

Time for the finale.

They were a little excited.

Taking a bow!

We had a fabulous time!
Love spending time with my sister and going back to our teen years.

****My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbook Software Giveaway ends today at Noon! Entries are low so there’s a great chance of winning! Come enter before it’s too late!****

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Our New Place… for 6 mths at least

Before I show you our new place, I wanted to remind all of you about the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbook Software Giveaway that is going on now! You can do so much more than just scrapbooking with it so Hurry and Enter today! Entries are low!
Trust me, you’ll love it!

Ok… back to the post.
We’ve been back in VA for about a month and a half now.
I’ve had the whole apartment set up for the past month but I am just now getting around to sharing it with you all.

As you can see in the title, we’ll only be here for 6 mths. so there wasn’t much decorating going on this go around. LOTS and LOTS of things are still in boxes and our second bedroom walk-in closet is filled with those boxes.

But, here is our apartment.

This is a shot of our living room standing near the kitchen.
Let’s go in for a closer look.

Here’s the fireplace.
Bummer we are here in the summer!

Living room area.

View of living room with dining room and kitchen in the background.

Small area near the dining room.

Dining room area.

Our Kitchen

A view of our master bedroom.

Another shot of our room.

Our bathroom.

Our second bedroom.
Travis’ small area- just enough to play some video games.

My storage shelves for craft supplies and etsy shop items.

My crafty area crammed in the the corner. It works!

We’ll enjoy it for the short time we are here and at the end of October, early November, we’ll be doing all this again. FUN!

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GIVEAWAY- My Memories Suite: Digital Scrapbook Software

** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! **

Hi everyone!
I really hope that you all are having a fabulous Friday and looking forward to the weekend.

To celebrate the fact that it is Friday, I have a very fun giveaway for you.
I’m pretty excited about this one and I really hope you are too!

I had the opportunity to review My Memories Suite, which is a Digital Scrapbook Software.

And now I get to give you a copy of the software-FREE!! 🙂
How exciting is that?!

I have always done paper scrapbooks but have been wanting to try digital scrapbooking for a while now.

Here are a few of the pages I created just playing around with the My Memories Suite Software.
They aren’t great since it’s my first time doing it digitally so I was learning but they aren’t too bad.





This scrapbook software is really easy to use and there are so many cute kits, embellishments, and templates to download in the My Memories store but if you do need a little help figuring it all out then they have many online tutorials and a forum. Plus, they have great videos on Youtube as well.

You can even create photobooks, calendars, videos, greeting cards and much more which is fast and easy!

All you do is download the software to you computer, which is compatible with Mac and PC, and then you get started! Couldn’t be much easier than that!

Onto the Giveaway!

Winner will receive a FREE copy of the My Memories Suite Software.

How to enter:
Leave a separate comment for Each!

1.) MANDATORY: Visit MyMemories.com and browse the scrapbook kits and embellishments. come back and tell me which one is your favorite.

2.) Visit the MyMemories Blog and become a follower. Say HI while you are there as well!

3.) “Like” My Memories on FB. Tell them your visiting from A Glimpse Inside.

4.) Follow My Memories Suite on Twitter.

5.) Follow A Glimpse Inside.

6.) Blog, Tweet, FB about the giveaway. Let me know what you did and a link. Include @aglimpseinside and @MyMemoriesSuite in your tweet.

If you can’t wait to see if you won the Giveaway, then you can use this code: STMMMS72838
to receive $10 off the $39.97 purchase price of the software.

GOOD LUCK!

** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! **

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{Feature Friday} #35

It time for Feature Friday and I decided to do a Red, White and Blue Edition.

Vanilla Fudge Whoopies from Inside BruCrew Life

Distressed Blocks Flag from Tattered and Inked

Crafty Fireworks shared by Made by Meech

Pink Ink Doodle shared her 4th of July Printable

Independence Day Mantle from Homespun with Love

4th of July Decor by {Ginger Snaps}

Thanks for linking up your fabulous ideas!
Feel free to grab a Featured button!

The party is still going on! So go check out all the fabulous ideas or link up an item of your own.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Be sure to come back later for a whole new Giveaway!

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Catch a Glimpse Party #34

It is time for another Catch a Glimpse party!

Catch a Glimpse Button

REMINDER: E-Mealz Giveaway is still up for grabs! Entries are low so great chance of winning.
Come enter before it ends at 6pm this evening!

And, I don’t have anything to share this week but if you didn’t see my post yesterday, it’s all about your questions for ME! So Come on over and check it out and ASK ME ANYTHING!

What do you have to show off this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code in my sidebar.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

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Ask Me Anything…

**Reminder about the E-Mealz Giveaway!
Right now, entries are very low so there is a great chance of winning! Hope on over and enter today! It ends tomorrow evening! **
My sister and I had a fabulous time at the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boy concert last night but we got home too late for me to write a post on it and share some pics.
So, I’ve been wanting to do one of these posts of quite some time and thought it would be perfect for today.

Have you ever wondered something about me or a post I shared or just wanted to ask a random question?

Well, this is your opportunity to ask me ANYTHING!
Seriously… WHATEVER is on your mind!

Have you had a question about:

-Me
-My life
-A tutorial
-Thrifty Finds
-Blogging
-Recipes

ANYTHING?!

Then now is your chance!

Leave me your question in the comment section or if you don’t want to do that, you can just email me directly: allison.michelena@gmail.com

I will then compile your questions into one large post.

Sound good?!

So get your thinking caps on and bring on those questions! 🙂

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E-Mealz Review and GIVEAWAY

Do you have trouble planning dinner every night of the week?

I certainly do and there are only 2 of us!
I HATE trying to figure what to have for dinner and Travis sure doesn’t help me decide.

So when I was asked to review E-Mealz, I was pretty excited that everything was completely planned out for me. I just had to do the shopping!

E-MEALZ EASY AND DELICIOUS DINNER RECIPES

Here is a little Background info on E-mealz:

E-mealz is an online menu planning service that offers a menu plan for busy families. We have over 20 menu plans for a family ranging from 2-6 based on options that include low carb, low fat, point system, and vegetarian as well as different grocery stores and mass retailers. This way we can help families save money based on weekly sales at their chosen grocery store. Not to mention if you add coupons on top, you can save even more money.

Who doesn’t love saving time AND money?!
I know I do!

Here are some pictures of a few of the yummy meals I made in the past 2 weeks.

Steak and Veggies

Baked Ziti Florentine

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Pasta

So everything is planned out and all you have to do is shop- How simple is that?!
PLUS- You save money while doing it!

If you have trouble planning your meals then you will LOVE this Giveaway!!

E-Meals is giving one A Glimpse Inside reader a 3 month Subscription- FREE! 🙂
And you can pick the meal plan that suits your family best!

How to Enter:
LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH!

1.) Visit the E-Mealz site and view the meal plans. Come back and let me know what plan you would like to try.

2.) “Like” E-Mealz on Facebook and tell them that you’re visiting from A Glimpse Inside.

3.) Blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this Giveaway.
If you tweet, be sure to include @aglimpseinside and @EMEALZ

4.) Be a follower of A Glimpse Inside

Giveaway ends Thursday @ 6pm.
Winner will be announced Thursday evening.

GOOD LUCK!!