Friday, January 30, 2015

An open letter to someone I used to know...


Dear B.P,

It has been decades since I last wrote to you a real letter. Can you imagine?! I was still in grade school, 8th grade, but almost ready to go into high school. You were a bit older than me, I think at least 2-3 years maybe. For sure, you were already in high school but I loved getting your letters.

Did you know that I kept them in a special tin box? I did! I also hid them in my room so that my brothers did not get a hold of them. If they had, I never would have heard the end of it.

I don't know if you know or not, but I had a thing for you back then. Oh sure, Todd. was always in my classroom and I had an eye for him but you...you wrote me letters and made me feel special. Seriously, I read and reread every single one.

Do you remember the first time that I wrote a sign off greeting in a different language? Oh yes, it became our thing to do.I don't know if you know but I found that phrase in the back of a Webster's Dictionary. Again, can you imagine?

Your words to me were beautiful and I always coveted them. Sometimes those words were the only thing that kept me going when I was seemingly having a bad time. Did you know?

Do you remember the time you called the radio station in my area and dedicated a song to me? I have never forgotten that, although, I seriously do not remember the song. Anyway, I remember you telling me about it later in one of your letters. It made me feel special and I never have had anyone else ever do that for me.

I remember you were a music nut too. You often wrote me lists of music you were listening to or music you thought I should listen to. I did too! I did because you asked me to.

Then, I went to high school. I heard from you that first year but less and less. I guess to this day, I never knew why. Then, your letters stopped altogether and I forever lost touch with you. It saddened me but for awhile, I still had your letters to reread.

Then, I didn't anymore. I don't know what happened to them.

I just wanted to say, thank you for making me feel like somebody...somebody special.

Even though it is 30+ years later, I never forgot about you and always wondered about you. My question now is...

Did you become a priest?

En ami,
M.
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Note for my blog readers, This is not a fake person or fake memory but a very real person. I have deleted his name and places that might identify him on purpose. This letter however was written as a blog prompt but quite heartfelt and true memories of him.  Tell me someone you used to know, what one thing would you say to him/her.~Naila Moon

Thursday, January 29, 2015

#Giveaway: Java Factory Coffee For Keurig

I was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of PaulaMS and received no compensation for the post other than links on the Rafflecopter. ~Naila Moon
40 Count Java Factory Single Cup Coffee Giveaway Jan 30 - Feb 22 #javafactory

Java Factory Variety Pack Single Cup Coffee:
  • Let's you try a bunch of different flavors and roasts and figure out which one you like best
  • Are compatible with Keurig Original K-Cup Brewers, not compatible with Keurig 2.0 Brewers
  • Made from 100% Fresh Roasted Arabica coffee
  • Has a new filter system delivers more taste per cup

40 Count Java Factory Single Cup Coffee Giveaway Jan 30 - Feb 22 #javafactory


My Thoughts:
When I tried Java Factory's Vanilla Dream is I decided that it was heaven in a cup and that a new favorite coffee! I added it to my wishlist so that my Mom would get me some for Christmas and when my second box of this awesome coffee arrived I couldn't wait and made a cup in the middle of the day. While Vanilla Dream is still my favorite, I enjoy all the different coffees in the variety box. Each one is smooth, flavorful, and delicious. My boyfriend tried several different ones. He likes a stronger coffee so the taste and the kick that Da Bomb offers appealed most to him. The variety box lets us both have our favorites. I would highly recommend Java Factory Single Cup Coffee to anyone that loves a great cup of coffee.

Two Rivers Coffee has graciously offered to give one lucky winner a 40 count variety box of Java Factory Single Cup Coffee for Keurig K Cup Brewers! For your chance to win just enter on the widget below. Remember the more entries you do the better your chances are of winning.


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#Review:Luxury Day by Day Blotting Paper #beautytips



Imagine this, you are getting ready for the biggest day of your life. You have your makeup just perfect and all is right in the world. Now, it is time to take photographs and you look in the mirror to make sure the makeup is just perfect still. 

Oh no! Your face is glowing and not in a good way. You have shiny face! What to do?

What you can do is grab one of these wonderful little Luxury Day by Day blotting papers and make things ok again.  Just one of these little papers is all you need to remove excess oil and shine from your face in an instant. They really do work! 
Don't believe me? Well, I tested them out on myself. See...?


I honestly had no idea I even had oil on my face. Believe me, I was shocked, but I also know they work and work well.

These come in two packs with 100 premium sheets each. I think they are worth it if you truly want to be photo ready. Also, don't let the smallness of the packaging fool you. This is a good size to throw in your purse or pocket book to be readily available as any needs arise.

What are you waiting for?

Disclosure: I purchased this product with a code off given to me by the company via Tomoson.com
The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon







7 Things I Would Rather Do Than Clean My Bathroom



Does anyone really like to clean their bathroom? If you do, I think we need to have a conversation but if you don't, then I am right there with you.

Not to upset you men who read my blog, but what is with you guys? I grew up as the only girl in my house other than my Mom. Seriously, AIM PLEASE! For the love of all that is good, AIM!

Here are seven things I would rather do than clean the bathroom...


  1. Dance on top of my kitchen table, wearing an adult onsie (nods to Jenn R.), while blasting music from the TV.
  2. Sew my head into our bedroom carpet.
  3. Run up to the highest building and drop eggs on passer-byers.
  4. Watch 72 hours straight of Doctor Who while eating nothing but mac-n-cheese.
  5. Go down to the 16th Street Mall (in Denver), strip down to my underwear and ask people if they like my new clothes.
  6. Wear a red blanket as a cape around my neck, go into Walmart and tell people I have come to save the day.
  7. Crown myself Queen, and go to McDonald's and hold court.
What seven things would you rather do? Tell me in comments. ~Naila Moon


Mama’s Losin’ It

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: Java Me Up! Coffee-Fueled Energy Bars! #shopletreviews


My household was sent these Java Me Up! Coffee-fueled energy bars in mocha almond to try out. At first, I was not sure I would like them because I am not a coffee kind of gal.  I did try one though and actually, I do like them. They might just be the pep I need in the mornings.

However, since I thought I might be biased...aka not like them...because I do not care for coffee, I had Tamirisc try them out instead. He is the coffee person around here and somehow, I knew he would definitely, like them. Here is what he had to say...


Well, what do you think? Are you going to try them? I am telling you, as someone who does not like coffee, these are good! These are certainly "coffee with a bite!"

Some additional info.:

  • All Natural (coffee, chocolate, almonds, and rolled oats, dipped and drizzled with dark chocolate
  • 160 calories
  • 5G Fiber
  • 6G Protein
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Low in sodium
  • Half-a-cup of coffee in every bar


Disclosure: I received 1 box of 12 bars to try for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own or that of my household and may differ from yours.
~Naila Moon



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#Review: AYL Starlight 330 LED Light

I recently received this little lamp called the AYL Starlight 330 LED Light. Now, I have to tell you, when I saw the box it came in, I was ready for disappointment. I seriously thought there was no way that this little lamp, that only measure 7 inches tall, is going to put out any kind of light.


I couldn't have been more wrong! This little lamp packs a punch! To prove it I put it through some tests. Now mind you, these test were non-scientific and one totally not intentional but the AYL passed with flying colors. 

The first test: I unintentionally dropped the AYL lamp on the floor. The top came flying off but guess what, it did  not break, nor did the lamp itself.  I was horrified that it might not work for the review but it did! The top lamp part is actually made to twist off so  the lamp can be used upside down. Hooks on the bottom and the top allow you to position this gem either way.

The next thing I wanted to do is really test the brightness. Sure, it is bright when all the lights are on but I wanted to know if I could really see to do something when all the lights were off. So, I decided to write my whole post for this review, just by the AYL lamp light. Here is proof...



I have had no problem seeing my laptop or what I am writing. The nice thing about this lamp is it does have two bright light sources. All you have to do is push the button in front for what brightness you want. Oh, and if you are in an emergency situation, it has a blinking function too. Win!

Here are some other functions:
  • Low-High-Flashing-Off functions
  • Runs on 3 D size batteries
  • Sturdy rubber and plastic molding for maximum durability
  • Removable top for focused lighting
  • Low pulse LED indicator light ensures lantern can be located in an emergency
  • Built for maximum water resistance


I seriously, cannot say enough about how much I really do like this lamp! However, if I have not convinced you, then purchase one for yourself anyway. You can't go wrong! 

Discloure: I was provided a coupon to purchase this lantern for review. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tuesday Spotlight #Giveaway and #Review Link Up 1/27/15



Are you in the Spotlight? I am joining Xmas Dolly every Tuesday for one of the best giveaway linkys around. Link up your giveaways and reviews and be seen! Please grab our brand new blog button and post on your blog. We would appreciate it!

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