Thursday, February 28, 2013

** Happy One Year Blogiversary to Me! **

I'm so excited! It's been a year since I started Butterfly Kisses of Love! Time really does fly! I started this blog to share deals that I've discovered, everyday life and things that I enjoy and hopefully you do too! I've learned a lot this past year and look forward to making new friends, learning new things and the many exciting things that I have planned for the future.
I want to take this time to thank all of my readers and followers for reading my posts and leaving comments when you can. It has been very encouraging to me. I hope that you continue to stop by, leave comments, and follow me on Google Friends Connect, facebook, twitter, instagram and pintrest.  
To celebrate my Blogiversary I will have a very special Blogiversary Giveaway! Yay! A $10 Starbucks Gift Card!

Here are the giveaway rules:
  • The giveaway runs from 12:00 pm EST February 28, 2013 until 12:00 pm EST March 15, 2013
  • This giveaway is only open to US residents.
  • You must be 18 and older.
 5 Ways to Enter:
  • Follow via Google Friends Connect on the right sidebar and leave a comment below stating you are a follower. (Make sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner!)
  • Follow by facebook and leave a separate comment that you are a facebook follower.
  • Follow by twitter and leave a separate comment that you are a twitter follower.
  • Follow by instagram and leave a separate comment that you are an instagram follower.
  • Follow by pintrest (I'm new to pintrest so I'm just getting started and trying to learn the ropes.) and leave a separate comment that you are a pintrest follower.
** You have five (5) ways to enter meaning 5 chances at winning! Each comment is a separate entry! Make sure to leave your comments below to enter the giveaway for chance to win the gift card! **
So again, ♪ Happy Blogiversary To Me! ♪  And thank you so much for being a part of my first year celebrations!

With much
Keisha






Wednesday, February 27, 2013

* Weekly Goals Feb. 24th - Mar. 2nd **

 
I really need to get this up on Monday! Maybe that should be my first goal for next week! I had an okay week last week. I wish that I had done everything on my list, but I'm going to keep moving forward and working towards my goals. As a reminder here is what I wanted to accomplish:

Last week's goals:
Personal:
1.Continue Bible Reading Plan Week 4 (found here)
2. Reading List
  • Finish reading Safe In His Arms by Colleen Coble (still reading)
  • Read Chapter 2 of Revelation for Community Group Study
3. Train for my next 5k for 2 days this week (On another note, I completed my first 5k on Saturday!!!!!
4. Take down Valentine's Day decorations and decorate for St. Patrick's Day.
Children
5. Read chapter 3 of American Girl: Meet Cecile. (Yeah, we're still reading this book!)
6. Have a family fun/game or movie night.
We played Uno! (Yes, I won a couple of rounds! Hehe! Here's a pic of one of my winning hands)
 
7. Celebrate baby boy's birthday!
Had a great weekend celebrating! We usually celebrate birthdays for at least 2 weeks so we are still in celebration mode! ;) Here are 2 pics from his birthday dinner....
a toast for baby boy's birthday---the grown-up way (adults w/water & kids w/lemonade, lol!)

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family/Volunteer
8. Send 1 card of encouragement.
9. Continue working on PTA work (Parents Club invite & events for the rest of the year.)
Blogging
10. Blog daily.


And this week's goals are:
Personal:

1. Continue Bible Reading Plan Week 5 (found here)
2. Reading List
  • Finish reading Safe In His Arms by Colleen Coble
  • Read Chapter 3 of Revelation for Community Group Study

3. Train for my next 5k for 2 days this week.

4. Organize my planner for March activities and events.

Children

5. Read chapter s 3 & 4 of American Girl: Meet Cecile.

6. Have a family fun/game or movie night.
 

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family/Volunteer

7. Send 1 card of encouragement.

8. Continue working on PTA work (Parents Club invite & events for the rest of the year.)

Blogging

9. Blog daily.
 
10. Celebrate my 1 year blogiversary!!! :)
 
What do you have planned or are doing this week? I'd love to hear from you, leave a comment below.
 
Keisha

* My Coke Rewards Wednesday Deal *

 
 
Today only, My Coke Rewards is offering a 1-Year Subscription to Good Housekeeping Magazine and a free tote for only 73 points! This offer is normally 133 points, so that is a 45% savings! If you are enjoy reading Good Housekeeping and have the points, this is a perfect for you! Just head over here to take advantage of this deal.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

** Wednesday's Wisdom **

 


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

*** Free Magazine Offers! ***


 

Head over here for 2 free issues of Family Circle Magazine from ValueMags!

 
You can also receive an 11 issue subscription to Ebony Magazine for free from ValueMags! Just head over here!
 

 
Get 20 free issues of Jet Magazine from ValueMags by heading over here!
 

 
Get a free 1-year subscription to Latina Magazine from ValueMags by heading over here!
 

Get 1 free issue of Bridal Guide Magazine from ValueMags by heading over here
 
 
Get a free subscription to Babytalk Magazine from ValueMags by heading over here
 
 
Or sign up for a free subscription to American Baby Magazine from ValueMags over here.



 
The subscriptions are free, you will not receive a bill, no credit card information is needed and there aren't any auto-renewals! See if there are any titles that catch your eye. I'm sure these won't last long, so hurry and sign up!
 
Enjoy!
Keisha




* Free Eucerin Skincare Sample! *

Head over here to get a free sample of Eucerin Skincare! The perfect size to keep in the car or when traveling!
 
Enjoy!
Keisha


* Today Only Free Cup of Chili at Red Robin! *

 
Today, February 26, 2013, Red Robin is offering a free cup of Red's Chili Chili to the first 100 customers who order it. Make sure to check to see if your Red Robin is participating first. For more information, head over here.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha  

Monday, February 25, 2013

*Apply To Host a Veet EasyWax House Party!*

 
 
Houseparty is giving you the opportunity to apply as a host of a Veet EasyWax Sensational Spa House Party! Here are the details:
 
"Come out of hibernation and get ready for spring with the Veet EasyWax Sensational Spa House Party. Transform your home into a spa and experience the incredible new EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit from Veet®. Treat yourself and your guests to mani-pedis and log quality time together with smoothies, snacks, a movie and fun activities. It’ll be a memorable night full of laughter, silky smoothness and fun.
This event is only open to residents of the US.

Your exclusive Party Pack will contain:
For the host:
  • Veet® EasyWax™ Roll-On Kits and refills
  • Nail Polish Set
For guests:
  • Coupons for Veet® EasyWax™ Roll-On Kit
  • Veet® EasyWax™ Gift Bags
…and more!"
 
Are you interested? If so, head over here to apply.

Haven't heard of Houseparty? Here's the scoop!

House Party is a company that gives you access to new products from featured brands. In return you agree to host a house party introducing the product to your friends and family. By hosting, you and your guests get to try new products and receive a Party Pack that usually includes the product, coupons and favors. You don't have to pay or sell anything. In return you are only asked to provide your honest opinion of the product.

Enjoy!
Keisha

   

* Free Sample of Nature Made VitaMelts! *



Head over here to request your free sample of Nature Made VitaMelts from Target. Your sample will arrive within 8-10 weeks.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

* Free Appetizer or Dessert at Chili's! *



Here's another deal from Chili's! February 25th - 28th you can receive a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of any adult entree. Just print out or show the coupon found here to your server.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

*Free Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse!*

 
Today only, you can receive a free Bloomin' Onion with any purchase! Just say "Bloomin' Monday" to get your free appetizer!
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

Sunday, February 24, 2013

* Bible Reading Plan - Week 5 *


My Bible reading for this week:

February 25  Deuteronomy 3-8
February 26  Deuteronomy 9-15
February 27  Deuteronomy 16-21
February 28  Deuteronomy 22-27
March       1  Deuteronomy 28-34
March       2  Joshua 1-6

Do you want to read along? I'd love for you to join in! Just leave a comment below and let me know. Have a wonderful week!

Keisha

* Sunday's Inspirational Song & Scripture *

 

 
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
 
Have a blessed week!
Keisha

Saturday, February 23, 2013

*Sunday Coupon Insert Preview for Feb. 24th*

 
In tomorrow's paper there will be only one (1) Smartsource coupon insert. If you do not subscribe to the Sunday paper, you can print out the Smartsource coupons; just head over here.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha


** Friday's Freebies! **

 
Happy Saturday everyone! I need to work on getting this post up on Fridays if I want to continue calling it Friday's Freebies, lol! Did you get your freebies this week? Here is what I received:
 
Everyday With Rachael Ray Magazine
Family Fun Magazine
All You Magazine
Martha Stewart Living Magazine (with an Everyday Food bonus)
Airborne Samples (as mentioned here)
Free Pepsi Next Coupon (as mentioned here)
 
What samples or freebies did you receive this week? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you!
 
Enjoy!
Keisha


Friday, February 22, 2013

*Free Sample of Arm & Hammer Toothpaste*

 
 
Head over here to get your free sample of Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste. Your sample will arrive within 4-6 weeks!
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

** Picture of The Week **

 
This is the first of my Picture of the Week posts! Today I am taking the time to say, "Congratulations" to my babies (even though they claim they are not babies anymore, lol. I constantly remind them that they will forever be my babies!)
 
For the second quarter in a row they have made Honor Roll!! They are truly wonderful children and I am so happy and honored to be their Mom!
 
Keisha


Thursday, February 21, 2013

** Free Breakfast Tasting at Subway! (Regional Offer) **

 
 
Subway is offering a free breakfast sub and coffee tasting March 11-18, 2013. It appears to be regional, but you can check to see if it is available in your area by heading over here and entering your zip code . If the offer is available for you, you will need to make a reservation by choosing your restaurant, date, time and sandwich. Head over here to see if you can snag this breakfast freebie and make a reservation today!
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

*Free Cute March 2013 Printable Calendar!*


Head over to Hello, Cuteness! to print out this free and adorable March 2013 calendar. Perfect for scheduling all of your activities!

Enjoy!
Keisha


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

** Weekly Goals February 17 - 23, 2013 **

 
I have been off track with my goals the past few weeks, and even this week this post is a few days late! But being sick and still trying to get things done without writing out my list has left me feeling like a lot is still undone :( So this week, I'm getting back on track (even if it is a few days late) and writing out what I need to do so that I can start crossing items off my list! So here's what I have planned for this week:

Personal:

1.Continue Bible Reading Plan Week 4 (found here)
 
2. Reading List
  • Finish reading Safe In His Arms by Colleen Coble
  • Read Chapter 2 of Revelation for Community Group Study 

3. Train for my next 5k for 2 days this week (On another note, I completed my first 5k on Saturday!!!!!
 
My t-shirt and bib number!

Yaaay! 1 down 3 more to go. My official time was 45 minutes 10 seconds. Not too bad, being that I did not train like I should have because I was sick the two weeks before the race. But I know I can do better and hope to improve my time each race.)

4. Take down Valentine's Day decorations and decorate for St. Patrick's Day.

 Children

5. Read chapter 3 of American Girl: Meet Cecile. (Yeah, we're still reading this book!)
 

 
6. Have a family fun/game or movie night.
 
7. Celebrate baby boy's birthday!

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family/Volunteer

8. Send 1 card of encouragement.

9. Continue working on PTA work (Parents Club invite & events for the rest of the year.)

Blogging

10. Blog daily.
 
Not too daunting of a list - I don't think ;) Hopefully I will be able to get this done. I will keep plugging away and I will update you on Monday!
 
What are your plans for the rest of this week? Leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!
 
Keisha

 

 



** Kids Eat Free At Chili's Feb. 20 - 21, 2013! **

 
Heading out to eat? Keep in mind that your children can eat free February 20th and 21st at Chili's Grill & Bar. Just print out the coupon found here or show it to the server on your mobile device. Up to children can eat free with the purchase of one adult entree!
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

** 35 Free Kellogg's Family Rewards Points! **

 
Have you signed up for the Kellogg's Family Rewards program yet? If not, what are you waiting for? If so you can earn 35 free points by entering the codes below!


2013KFRBonusCode
KFRFAVPOPTARTS10
 
Head over here, log in and enter your codes today! If you are new to the program make sure to check out my blog posts here and here to get additional free bonus codes!
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

* My Coke Rewards Wednesday Deal *

 
It's another Wednesday and My Coke Rewards is offering another deal. Today only, you can get a 1 year subscription to Fitness Magazine and a 20 oz. Diet Coke for only 100 points! It is normally 173 points. So if you would like this deal, and you have the points, jump on it because it is only for today while supplies last! Just head over here to get this deal today.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

* Free Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch Sample!*

 
 
Hurry over here if you are a Live Better America Member to get a free sample of Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch! Your sample will arrive within the next 6-8 weeks!
 
If you are not a member sign up here today so that you will be eligible for next month's sample.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha


** Live & Love! **

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

** Try & Tell Tuesday: L'Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream **

I had the opportunity to test L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream. Although I had heard many reviews on BB Creams, this was my first time ever trying one so I was very excited. Here are the claims.
 
Claims:
 
About L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream:
  • This product gives the sheer coverage needed to create a natural bare skin finish, while delivering built-in skincare benefits.
  • With four beautifying actions, this all-in-one innovation primes and smoothes, perfects to hide flaws, hydrates all-day, and corrects and evens skin.
  • The product is infused with skincare ingredients like Panthenol, Vitamin E and Glycerin for 24-hour moisturization.

My Review:

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this product. I had previously used a tinted moisturizer that I ordered from QVC that I loved, but ran out of. That moisturizer was expensive so I have been searching for something to replace it at a lower cost. I have definitely found what I am looking for in the L'Oréal Magic BB Cream. Here are my pros and cons.

Pros:
Lightweight
Easy to apply
Blends nicely
Nice coverage
Non oily
Lasts all day
Portable packaging
Affordable
Natural Looking
Good for oily skin

Cons:
No SPF
Not a moisturizer

The pros definitely outweigh the cons. I will just need to apply a moisturizer with a SPF before applying the BB Cream. That is not a problem for me. I love the fact that this does not make my oily skin more oily and that it lasts all day without needing touch ups. It evens out my skin tone without feeling heavy on my skin. I actually ran a 5k on Saturday, but did not want to wear makeup. I felt that I needed some coverage, so I used the BB Cream alone. It looked great before, during and after my race! This is my picture after the race


I think it held up really well!

To apply, you simply dot on and blend with fingertips. It starts out as a white color but the self-adjusting beads will instantly transform and blend to your skin tone. I used the medium shade (814). You can either use this alone or as a primer.

L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream retails for approximately $10.95 for 1 fl oz. It is available in four shades and is sold at mass food and drug retailers nationwide.

I received a complimentary product, courtesy of SheSpeaks and L'oréal Paris for review. All opinions of the product are 100% my own.

If you would like to learn more about SheSpeaks just click here. And for more information on L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream head over here.

Have you tried BB Creams before? Do you have any questions? What is your must have beauty product? Feel free to leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you!

Keisha

* Free Fiber One Protein Bar From Pillsbury! *

 
 
Hurry over here if you are a Pillsbury Member. They are currently giving away 10,000 free samples of their Fiber One Protein Bar.
 
If you are not a member, make sure to register here so that you will be eligible for next month's free sample.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

Monday, February 18, 2013

** Redbox : 10 Days of Deals!! **


Starting today, Redbox is offering 10 Days of Deals! Each day, text SURPRISE to 727272 and Redbox will text back a special deal for you!

*Message and data rates may apply. Limit one prmotional code per transaction. Codes expire 2/27/13 11:59 PM. *

Enjoy!
Keisha

* Cardstore.com Personalized Cards only 44¢ Each! *



Today only, in honor of President's Day, Cardstore.com is offering cards for any occasion for only 44¢ each! Enter the code CCC3244 at checkout. No minimum purchase required! You can even schedule the delivery for anytime in the future (up to 365 days in advance)! Just head over here to create your cards today!
 
The Fine Print: Offer valid 2/18/13 only. Offer valid on 5x7, 7x5 & 4.75x4.75 folded cards only. Coupon code does not apply to shipping and handling charges and cannot be combined with other offers. No minimum required, but cannot be applied to orders of 150 cards or more. Discount applied at checkout.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha
 
 




** Small Coffee Only 25¢ at Burger King!! **

 
 
From February 18, 2013 until March 10, 2013 you can get a small 12 oz. coffee at Burger King for only 25¢! Burger King is introducing it's new Seattle's Best Coffee. Make sure to check to see if your local Burger King is participating first.
 
*The fine print: Valid on hot or iced coffee. Excludes flavors and whipped topping. Price and & participation vary. Prices higher in AK and HI.

Enjoy!
Keisha

*Free Sample of Eucerin Professional Repair Lotion!*

 
 
Head over here to get your free sample of Eucerin Professional Repair Lotion from Target! Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery. One sample per household.
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

** Free Sample of Dove Body Wash! **

 
Head over here to get your free sample of Dove Body Wash from Target! Your sample will arrive within 8-10 weeks. One sample per household!
 
Enjoy!
Keisha

Sunday, February 17, 2013

* Bible Reading Plan - Week 4 *


Happy Sunday! The start of a new week! So here's my reading schedule for the week:

February 18 Leviticus 27 & Numbers 1-5
February 19 Numbers 6-12
February 20 Numbers 13-18
February 21 Numbers 19-25
February 22 Numbers 26-31
February 23 Numbers 32-36 & Deuteronomy 1-2

Are you reading along with me, or using another great devotional for your daily quiet time? Leave a comment below if you have a favorite devotional that you are using.

Have a wonderful week!
Keisha

** Sunday's Scripture & Inspirational Song **


Open Skies by The David Crowder Band

Happy Sunday! This is a song that has been on my heart the last couple of weeks. I love to sing this in the car (very loudly-lol!) with the family when we're on our way somewhere. It's a fun song, but also reminds me that no matter what I am facing now, have faced in the past or will face in the future God is there with me through it all. 

Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."

Have a blessed week!
Keisha

Saturday, February 16, 2013

** Friday's Freebies! **


I missed doing my installment of Friday's Freebies last week, so I am playing a little catch up! 

Last week's freebies include:
  • Progresso Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese Soup (from being a Live Better America Member-you can join here)
  • Method Laundry Detergent + $2 off coupon (as mentioned here)
  • John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protection Moisturizing Shampoo(from being an elite member-you can join here)
  • Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips(from being a Live Better America Member-you can join here)
  • Disney Stickers
  • Delallo 2013 Calendar (as mentioned here)
  • ** Not pictured $5.00 Starbucks gift card (from Disney Movie Rewards- learn more here) **




This week's freebies:
  • Redbook Magazine
  • Ladies' Home Journal Magazine
  • Essence Magazine 
  • Organize In Style Coupon Booklet (as mentioned here)
  • Live Better America 2013 Calendar (from being a member of Live Better America- you can join here)


Did you receive any freebies recently? Leave a comment below and let me know what you received! I'd love to hear from you!

Enjoy!
Keisha