The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Aveeno Sheer Hydration Moisturizing Lotion. Get the Moisture without the Mess + GIVEAWAY! #HIDRATACIONLIVIANA #ad

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with AVEENO®. All opinions and family traditions are 100% mine.


These last few months have been hard. I am not going to lie. I started my new job and was immediately involved in coordinating a large fundraiser. The week before the Golf Tournament, Tom had his bypass surgery. I was running to and from the hospital to work and back home. I was working at the hospital and taking care of Tom. It was pretty crazy. Let me just say that it was exhausting.

Things have calmed down recently and I am starting to find little bits of time just for myself. And I need it. Lately, I have been able to get back on the treadmill, exercise and listen to music. I have been able to work on my blog again. And I have been able to just sit and do nothing if I want. These little bits of time I steal for myself rejuvenate and refresh me.

Luckily, being an AVEENO® ambassador has its perks. I received a beautiful personalized tea infuser that has allowed me to take my "me" time to the next level. There is nothing like taking a hot bath, curling up on my bed with a good book and a cup of tea. It is heavenly.

I also love that I have the new AVEENO® Sheer Hydration Moisturizing Lotion to help my skin feel smooth and pampered after my hot bath. New AVEENO® Sheer Hydrating lotion is made with natural ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal that helps hydrate and revitalize your skin for 24 hours. The colloidal oatmeal also works to nurture and replenish the skin barrier while preventing water loss to help maintain moisture all day long. This wonder ingredient contains five vital nutrients found in healthy skin: proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, polysaccharides and lipids.



What I love most about AVEENO® Sheer Hydration Moisturizing Lotion is that it is moisturizes my skin but does not leave it feeling greasy or oily. This is huge. How many times have you put on lotion only to have it stick to your sheets, stain your clothes or make your skin feel oily? I know this is happened to me many times. But the Sheer Hydration Moisturizing Lotion is so ultra-sheer that it leaves my skin smooth.

Check out this little video I made. I took the Tissue Test. The Tissue Test shows how light and sheer AVEENO® Sheer Hydration Moisturizing Lotion really is. I put on lotion, rubbed it in and then places a tissue on my hand and it fell off. And, I didn't even wait the 15 seconds that I needed to. But that's how wonderfully sheer this lotion is! And no greasy feel.


This season take some time for yourself! I know it has done wonders for me. After a few rough months, I am starting to feel like myself again. AVEENO® Sheer Hydration Moisturizing Lotion will help you pamper your skin and feel rejuvenated!

If you want to win some AVEENO® Sheer Hydration Moisturizing Lotion and try the Tissue Test for yourself or just want to have moist and smooth skin for the summer, just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway




Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron Coloring Sheets! #Avengers #AgeOfUltron

You all know that I am an Avengers fanatic! I cannot wait to see it this weekend. I have been waiting for 2+years now and I am super excited about it. I will be first in line come Friday!!

And I know that you all love these coloring sheets and kid's activities because they are great for your kids or grandkids. Heck, they are good for adults too. I have been known to color to relax!!

I hope you enjoy them and remember Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1!!




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Visit the official website: http://marvel.com/avengers

Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theaters everywhere on May 1st! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

3 Great Reasons to Clean Your Car This Spring + GIVEAWAY!


The  International Carwash Association (ICA) is promoting its Wash with WaterSavers consumer awareness campaign to stress the importance of using eco-friendly carwashes that use less water and return clean water back into the environment.

This is so important right now especially in places like California where they are experiencing a drought. But even in places that have water, it is important to conserve as much water as possible. Being water-conscious is something we all should strive for at these times.

Here are some great tips from the ICA that will help you keep your car in tip-top shape this summer:

1. Your car is a reflection of who you are
There’s no question your car is a reflection on you. Whether it’s all about horsepower, efficient gas mileage or four-wheel drive, your vehicle represents who you are, where you've been and where you intend to go. The design, form and function are extensions of your style and personality. So, if you haven’t given it a wash in a while, what does that say about you? You wouldn't walk out the door without a shower, a shave and a little spruce up. (Would you?) So why shouldn't you show that same respect for your car? 
From dirt and dust to grit and grime, give that car its reflective shine at a WaterSavers car wash. WaterSavers professional car washes use an average of 40 gallons of fresh water or less per car, according to the International Carwash Association. As a frame of reference, that 10 minute shower you took used 25 gallons of fresh water. WaterSavers washes also recycle and filter the water to prevent harmful chemicals from entering groundwater supplies that feed rivers and streams. To find a WaterSavers car wash near you, visit Washwithwatersavers.com. 
2. Regular car washes protect your paint job
That beautiful factory paint job will dull and begin to chip away if you don’t maintain it. Regularly washing your car and waxing it will help keep your car looking as good as it did when you pulled out of the dealer lot. 
3. Professional car washes help maintain the value of the vehicle
You might be more inclined to spend money on engine issues than the car’s exterior, but stains and rusting can drastically decrease the value of the vehicle over time. Especially after a long winter, exposure to the elements can cause damage. Professional car washes thoroughly clean the undercarriage of your vehicle, where there may be a buildup of road salt that could cause corrosion to the car's exhaust and muffler system.
For more information about the benefits of keeping your car clean visit Water Savers.

These are great tips. Your car will be ready for anything this summer! And just in time for those summer road trips, I have a great gift pack courtesy of ICA for one lucky reader. The gift pack includes:

*  Auto kit with jumper cables, gloves, flashlight, reflective cones and other must-have tools ($45 value)
*  Sun-shade for protecting your car from the blazing sun ($25 value)
*  $30 Visa Gift Card



For a chance to win this great prize, just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Take Time to Unwind with Lubriderm! #FamiliaFirst Plus, GIVEAWAY!


I received these great tips from Dr. Maria Patricia Rivas as part of the LUBRIDERM® #FamiliaFirst campaign. And these came at the perfect time because the past month has been insane for me and I need to take "me" time and unwind!

It's been a tough few weeks and I finally think my life is getting back to normal. I need to relax and Dr. Rivas tips will help me do just that. She recommends:
* Meditate. Taking deep breaths will not only clear your mind, but will also decrease your heart rate and help you become calm and peaceful. 
* Listen to relaxing music. Choose music that is pleasing to you. Relax, close your eyes, take deep breaths and get lost in the music. 
* Pamper yourself with a massage. A massage can reduce stress levels and make you happy.




According to Dr. Rivas research shows massage relieves tension. During massage, toxins are released and the oxygen and blood are able to circulate through the system. Using LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion Shea + Calming Lavender Jasmine or LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Shea + Enriching Cocoa Butter to give yourself a massage can do wonders!

You all know that I love LUBRIDERM® products and the Daily Moisture Lotion Shea + Calming Lavender Jasmine is definitely one of my favorites. Using these products will help relax you as well as leave your skin smooth and moisturized.

Follow these tips and you will feel relaxed and re-energized! Of course, I have a gift for one lucky reader as well. If you want to win a set of LUBRIDERM® lotions to help your family have healthy skin this winter, then enter below on the Rafflecopter widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tomorrowland Opens May 22!

I am so excited for this movie. It looks amazing plus it stars George Clooney who I love!! Here is a really cool Featurette called: Vision of Tomorrow!






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Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website: www.Disney.com/Tomorrowland

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW Stouffer's Mac & Cheese harnesses the power of comfort food! #sponsored #Stouffers

I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer network campaign for Stouffer’s. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Stouffer’s and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.


You all know I have been on a break. This past month has been one of the most stressful in my life. I have been working like crazy and still had to deal with a lots of issues at home. It is times like these that make me crave food that will comfort me.

One of those food has always and will always be macaroni and cheese. There is something about mac and cheese that brings me back to my childhood and having it when I was sad or tired or sick. I haven't had much time to make my own mac and cheese so I am glad that STOUFFER'S makes mac and cheese that I can make anytime I need a little comforting.


And now that STOUFFER’S has launched all-new STOUFFER’S Mac & Cheese varieties, I have more choices and more delicious options. The new STOUFFER’S Mac & Cheese varieties, Garlic Parmesan Mac & Cheese or White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, are made with fresh quality ingredients like real cheddar or mozzarella cheese and pasta freshly made from two simple ingredients – flour and water.


Plus, these new flavors are great! The Garlic Parmesan mac & cheese was absolutely amazing. It was creamy and cheesy. The garlic elevates the mac & cheese to a new level. I have always loved the regular STOUFFER'S mac & cheese and this flavor is just as good! Yummy!



And even though the new varieties are frozen food, the quality ingredients make them delicious. Plus, the most important thing for me is that they make a convenient and easy meal when I am running around and have no time to make dinner from scratch.

For me, saving time is so important. Now that I am working full-time I don't have the time to make dinner all the time. Having STOUFFER'S meals in the freezer is something I am enjoy because I can have a good comfort meal ready in minutes!

If you love comfort food as much as I do and need quick meal ideas, you have to check out the new STOUFFER'S mac & cheese flavors.

Remember to like STOUFFER'S on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

Monday, April 20, 2015

This Earth Day CARE TO RECYCLE® and Make a Difference! #CareToRecycle #ad

This post is part of the CARE TO RECYCLE® 2015 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time. As always, opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own.





Did you know that four out of five American adults aren't recycling their personal health and beauty products? I didn't. And I have to admit that I usually don't. I try to be earth friendly but sometimes I fall short.

With Earth Day right around the corner, this is a great time to take a look at your recycling habits and try to make a difference. A great way to start is looking around your house and finding new ways to recycle everyday products like empty shampoo and lotion bottles. If you want more ideas, head over to Care to Recycle! Here you will find some awesome crafts that you can do with your kids using regular bathroom items.



Look at these great ideas! I never would have thought to use shampoo bottles for gardening or as a cute brush holder. My favorite craft is using the bottle for storing office supplies! How clever is that? I know I can surely use this in my home office! I am going to start recycling my bottles. One of my idea is to use an Aveeno body wash bottle to hold my kitchen sponge! I think that would work perfectly!

I would love to hear your ideas on how to recycle shampoo and lotion bottles. Here is another clever idea of turning a floss container into a sewing kit! Now I am obsessed with finding new ways of recycling! This is also a great way to get your kids involved and aware of Earth Day!

If you want to get more information about recycling in the bathroom, join me, The Motherhood and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies’ CARE TO RECYCLE® program Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day) at noon ET.

During the chat, you will get some great info on fun and easy ways to teach your kids the importance of recycling beyond the kitchen and into the bathroom. Come share your tips as well! Follow the #CareToRecycle hashtag to join the conversation. Make sure to RSVP because you can win one of 5 great prizes.

Just correctly answer the trivia questions tweeted by @TMChatHost. Four (4) winners will receive one (1) prize pack of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies health and beauty products. One (1) winner will receive one (1) partner prize pack including a $100 gift card to onetwine.com, courtesy of Recyclebank, and a family pack of t-shirts made from recycled content, courtesy of Keep America Beautiful.

I hope you will join us on Earth Day for the #CaretoRecycle Twitter Chat. And if you have any great DIY ideas on how you can recycle bathroom products, let me know in the comments!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

I am Taking A Little Break. Will Be Back Soon.

As you noticed, I have not been posting lately. There have been so many things happening. First, I got a new job and that has been keeping me super duper busy. then my husband had to have heart bypass surgery. This really stressed me out and I have been trying to help out in the recovery process. Luckily, everything went well and he is recovering pretty quickly. Still, it has been tough around here and I knew something had to give and it was my blogs.

I am hoping that after works settles down and my hubby gets better, I will be back posting more stuff.

Bear with me!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Lubriderm Lotion Giveaway!! #FamiliaFirst




This year, LUBRIDERM® is launching a new campaign that puts your Familia/Family First! The  #FamiliaFirst campaign is about sharing how you put your families first. Whether it be cooking them great meals, taking your kids to the movies or making sure your family is protected, it is important to make your family the priority.

I will be bringing you some great tips this year from Hispanic dermatologist, Dr. Maria Patricia Rivas, highlighting a different Lubriderm lotion. Today it is the LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Shea+ Calming Lavender Jasmine Lotion.

LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Shea + Calming Lavender Jasmine Lotion is clinically shown to moisturize skin for 24 hours. With a clean and non-greasy feel, the light formula contains a calming lavender and jasmine fragrance that leaves skin smelling great. After using this lotion in a consumer trial, testers felt relaxed, comfortable, and at ease.

LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Shea+ Calming Lavender Jasmine Lotion
o Made with deep nourishing Shea butter and vitamin B5
o Clinically shown to moisturize for 24 hours
o Clean, non-greasy feel
o Use daily to soothe and renew
o Available at food, drug and mass merchandisers beginning
January 2012
o Suggested retail price: $6.99 for 16 fl. oz


Dr. Rivas recommends using the LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Shea+ Calming Lavender Jasmine Lotion to beat the winter blues. "The best time to effectively moisturize our skin is immediately after taking a shower or bath. Apply LUBRIDREM lotion right after a shower/bath to help replenish moisture" says Dr. Rivas.

Here are two other tips to help you transition from winter to spring and then into summer:

* Choose the right lotion. Choosing a lotion with moisturizing ingredients is necessary to help restore dry skin. To welcome the spring months, try a lightly scented lotion such as Lubriderm daily Moisture Lotion Shea + Calming Lavender Jasmine to replenish dry skin and leave it feeling as good as it smells.

* Apply your daily lotion right after bathing. Although your skin absorbs water while bathing, it is prone to evaporating as soon as you towel off to dry. By applying lotion directly after your bath or shower, you will trap the moisture and prevent the skin from drying out.

Follow these tips and you will see healthy and smooth skin for the warmer weather. Of course, I have a gift for one lucky reader as well. If you want to win a set of LUBRIDERM® lotions to help your family have healthy skin this winter, then enter below on the Rafflecopter widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Cinderella Soundtrack Giveaway!

Look what I have for one lucky winner. The Cinderella Soundtrack. Hopefully, many of you have gone to see the movie! It is so good! Plus, there is tons of great music in the movie!



I received this on my trip and I haven't even cracked it open because there are so many crazy things going on right now. So, I thought what the heck am I going to do with this. Then, of course, I thought of my wonderful readers!

One of you deserves this! You know the drill, enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cinderella Coloring Sheets! #cinderellaevent

Here are some coloring sheets for you all! These are great to print out and give to the kiddos. Of course, you can color them as well. I still love coloring at my age! Enjoy them!