Saturday, January 24, 2009

**My Fruit Roll-Ups Review... GIVEAWAY!**

I told you guys it was coming... and here it is!

Ok, here's the scoop:

We're all quite familiar with the popular chewy candy with it's fruity flavor... and we've all stopped to wonder how on earth the pictures they impict were selected. Well, my friends, say no more to fruit roll-ups with random pictures, because let me tell you- that idea has been defenestrated. Say hello to YOUR fruit roll-ups. Yes, you knew the day would come and now it is finally here. Your chance to design your very own custom fruit roll-ups! Fun stuff, right? Let me tell you from my own experience: YES. Yes, indeed it is.

I was so generously given the opportunity to create my own fruit roll-ups! What did I think? Let me tell you:

The "My Fruit Roll-Ups" web page makes it nice and easy to pick the design for your fruity goodness. They give you several different templates to work with, and once you pick one, the fun begins. Basically, you can do this a couple different ways- you can upload your own pictures, select some they have available on the website, type in your own text, or do a little of each. If you feel like sticking with their pictures, there are also some fun and festive backgrounds to choose from. Me? I decided upload some of my own photos. You can use up to three... which I did.

The title for MY fruit roll ups: Three Bugs in A Rug. Yep.

There we are. On a fruit roll-up. How seriously awesome is that?!?!
This is a picture of my design... not an actual fruit roll-up (because it was way to hard to capture a picture on a piece of glossy candy).

True, sometimes the pictures came out a bit deformed, but I suppose that's a little predictable for a gooey kinda candy. But let me tell you, they're yummy. And even yummier when you know your picture's on it! :)

All in all- I think this just may be one of the FUNNEST things EVER!! Come on you guys, seriously. You know it is.

Now, I would never go on and on bulking this up just to tantalize you. As always, there's some fun to share!!

If you find "My Fruit Roll-Ups" as fun as I do, leave me a comment describing how you would design your fruit roll-ups, and I shall randomly select a winner Saturday, February 7th at twelve noon. The winner will receive a promo code for a box of 30 individually wrapped Fruit Roll-Ups - custom designed by none other than YOU!!! Yes, for absolutely no cost whatsoever. No shipping, no nothin'. Be sure to leave your name and email address so I can notify should you win!
Happy commenting!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oh yeah, Way Cool

Introducing our BRAND NEW blog template!! Funs stuff, huh? I rather like it.
(Ok, I know this is the shortest blog entry ever, but I had to do it).

On a slightly more constructive note, the problem with the images refusing to load on here... is still here. Apparently Blogger knows that a ton of people can't see the pictures on their blog, and they have actually reported the problem as "fixed". Right. Any suggestions here? I couldn't find an email address or something I can report issues to (but I did find one for reporting abuse, and I did send them an email. Any response? Nope. None).
By the way you all- the excitement is building. I think Europe is my second home, and I cannot wait to return home to it. I left part of me back there last time I went, and I'm glad I get to recover it so soon. And then I'll have to leave it there again. But let's not think about that aspect. It's the landing part I can't wait one more second for.

Oh, and one more thing. We have a GIVEAWAY coming up, so stay tuned. It oughta be a pretty neat one, too. Hopefully by then you'll be able to see pictures...
Go ahead, leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this new look we've got going :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Hi everybody...
So, is it just my computer, or are the pictures not loading throughout the blog? If you could leave me a quick comment and let me know if you see pictures on here I would greatly appreciate it. If it's not just my laptop having a mind of it's own, I should probably report it to Blogger or something like this.

Thank you!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Reminiscing: Episode One

Well, here it is! And no, I didn't forget as I seem to with everything else I promise I'll get to later. Pat yourself on the back, Marilyn. Way to go.

And this is an awesome photo, too. And yeah, most likely I'll say that for every one I post up here, but that's becuase I love them all.

Ok, so see that stain glass window directly to the left of the clock in the tower? I want that to be my bedroom window. Wake up to the chiming of a clock in a Romanian tower built hundreds of years ago in the quant city of Brasov? Oh yeah.

Ok, so the last few days of my trip were devoted to touring some Romanian territory that so many people seem to overlook. And I think that's what made it all the more daydream-ish. We had driven for about 48 hours through mountains and forests, to arrive upon this darling little town. One thing that I think holds true for every bit of Romania is that the more of it you experiance, the farther back in time it feels as though you're in. I really, really love that.

We had hiked up about 200 steps (which really isn't much for a country with no elevators) right up to this gorgeous clock tower that is neighbored by all these little shops and homes, all huddled around an uneven cobble stone lane. Priceless, right?

Yeah, I happen to think so.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Hello to my wonderful readers!

Well, I just thought I'd update you on the VERY successful fundraising accomplished at the Pampered Chef party! Twenty percent of the each order cost was donated to help support me in my efforts to venture out to Romania this summer. The Grand total? $407.01!!!! (Which means you guys spend way too much on cookware) (haha, just kidding :)

So, altogether I have raised $795.01!!! Horaay! That puts the "awesome" in "awesome-ness". Totally.

I hope to purchase the plane tickets some time this week. Seriously, I'm getting more stoked about this as each day goes by and brings me closer to June twenty-fourth. But that's a whole other blog entry entirely. :)

Well, I was going to post one of my favorite photos captured two summers ago, but sadly dear old Blogger is not cooperating. However, to add a little flava to "Romanian Escapade" I will be adding a new weekly feature displaying a pic from my last hike up yonder and some reminiscing... so enjoy them! ...once they get here.