January 21, 2013

Versatile & Five & Soap...Oh My!

Hi Lovelies! I have a couple tags and something I received from Influenster.com to share with you. I haven't posted in a while so this may be a longer post than usual...I hope you enjoy and thanks for bearing with me! :D

I was tagged by two beautiful ladies, Elle from Lipstick & Lace and Rachel from Blush and Brunch, with the VERSATILE Blogger Award. (I was tagged back in November for these...sorry for the lag!) With this tag you are to share 7 things about yourself. I haven't done this in a while so I thought it would be fun to share things for those who don't know too much about me. 

1. I like organization and cleanliness. I feel like I don't work well when things are disheveled. My desk at work is tidy as is my desk and room at home. 
2. I've mentioned this before, but I am a tea lover. I like trying different teas and my fiancé's brother recently sent me tea leaves from Vintage Tea Works that I'm excited to try. 
3. I tend to go to sleep late. It's a bad habit, but I can't help it. The only time I will go to sleep early is if I woke up really early the morning of and kept busy the whole day. 
4. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do career-wise in my life
5. Growing up I wanted to be an artist and although I'm not one now, I like to think my blog is something that grew from that dream. 
6. I enjoy reading and love getting book recommendations from friends and from you guys!
7. I also enjoy being outdoors. We went on camping trips a lot while my siblings and I were growing up so I think I learned to appreciate nature. I wish the area I lived in now had more trees and more places to walk with a nice nature-esque feel. 

Thank you for the tag, Elle and Rachel! I heart you both! 

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Have you guys heard of this tag? It's called FIVE and I was tagged by the beautiful Bea from Daily Living in Geneva. I thought this was awesome because I have never done this one before! Thanks, Bea :)


5 Things You Will Find in my Bag
1. Wallet
2. Phone
3. Lip balm
4. Lip stick
5. Eye drops

5 Things You Will Find in my Bedroom 
1. A few Donald Duck memorabilia
2. Mirror
3. Desk
4. Camera
5. My two pups (both pomeranian and yorkshire terrier mixes)


5 Things I Have Always Wanted to Do
1. Stay at a Disney resort hotel for a week! 
2. Move to a different state. I live in CA, USA, but I think it would be exciting to live somewhere else in the US.
3. Visit Japan and the Philippines and other countries around the world
4. Make YouTube videos (So many YouTubers inspire me, including, but not limited to, my dear friends Rhonda and Minette!)
5.  Live near the coast 

Taken at Starbright Beach, CA - Summer  2012

5 Things I am Currently Loving
1. Clash of Clans on the iphone! omg I've been playing this game so much. It's one of the reasons I haven't been blogging as much lol. Do any of you play?? Let me know if you do!
2. The Big Bang Theory. My fiancé and I watched season 1 and caught up to the current episode of season 6 during the holidays. I don't know why we didn't start watching sooner. I fell in love with all the characters.
3. The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. (Thanks again, Victoria!) I read the first book, Divergent, and read most of Insurgent, the second book, but had to stop because the third book doesn't come out until summer of this year. I started reading Divergent again...slowly...to savor it as long as I can haha
4. The weather. It's been cold in the mornings, but the days have been showing some sun. I can't wait for the weather to heat up again. We don't get snow, but I keep forgetting to leave the house earlier because my car windows are always icy.
5. My iphone 4S. I've had this phone for more than a year and am still loving it. I don't think I will be upgrading any time soon just because I don't feel the need to. I use this for reading, checking email, keeping up with blogs, taking photos...it's a great all in one item for me.

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Now for what I received from Influenster.com: Palmolive Fresh Infusion dish washing SOAP! I received a Cosmo Voxbox from Influenster in December and am really excited about this service! You can check out my first post about Influenster HERE

I was so excited to receive these full-sized Palmolive dish washing soaps! The scents they provided were Ginger White Tea, Lemon Thyme and Lime Basil. They all smell divine and it's such a change for me because we always get the original scents when it comes to dish washing soap. The bottles are really presentable too so I wouldn't mind leaving these out in the open instead of in the cabinet under the sink. 

Have any of you tried these? Have you guys checked out Influenster? It's a great program that you should definitely check out if you haven't yet already! :D 


If you made it to the end of this post, thank you! This was more like a 3-in-1 post so sorry if it was long lol. I hope you all had a lovely weekend and a great week ahead of you!

56 comments :

  1. Fun to read - and I love your dogs :)

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    1. Thanks, Maria! Hehe I love my dogs too <3

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  2. =)I cant wait for the weather to warm up either...

    Bea!
    dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.com

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  3. I love tea too! I have a pretty serious collection going on!

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    1. Yay for tea!! Ooh I'd love to see your tea collection! :D

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I can definitely see the artist in you in this blog ^_^

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    1. Thanks for reading! Aw hehe thanks, Ina <3

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  5. i'm kind of jealous of your cold weather tbh :P have a great week!
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Really? Haha I'll trade weathers with you :) Have an amazing week yourself!

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  6. Oh this was a lovely post! so glad you shared

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  7. I love to read tags! such a nice and easy way to know more about someone :)
    Lovely puppies! :3 ... and you should definitely start doing Youtube videos that would be so much fun!

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    1. It really is! hehe
      I keep saying I want to, but saying and doing...I need to just do it! lol. I think it would be fun :)

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  8. Welcome back Traci ;)
    I love tea, have you heard of the Breville tea steeper? It is easily by far hands down one of the coolest things I own!
    Big Bang Theory could possibly be the best show on TV, I wish Sheldon was my bff lol
    Those bottles of dish soap look so much nicer than current regular products, but sadly up in the great white north we still do not have them yet !!

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    1. lol thanks, Nat!
      I haven't heart of that! I am going to look it up right now!
      ok I looked it up lol. That looks amazing! I need to get myself one of those!
      Ugh Sheldon is the best haha! He would be an awesome friend to have. We could sing soft kitty lol
      Aw hopefully you get them up there soon!
      Thanks for stopping by, Nat! :D

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    2. Oh Traci it's awesome, you can even program it to make your tea for you when you wake up & it has different settings for different types of tea, ah I love this thing! Pricey but worth it!
      Soft kitty is reserved only for when you are sick ;)

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    3. I think that will be on my wish list when I have my own kitchen lol. It's so awesome!
      Oh you're right haha. And when you're home sick :D

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  9. Great tags, it's always nice to get to know you more ^^ I'm an organizational freak myself, so I hear ya sista! haha I keep hearing about those Divergent books, must check them out next time I'm at the book store : ) xx

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    1. Thanks, Lau! Yay for organization! lol
      Let me know if you check the books out :D

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  10. Hope you do get to Japan one day--I've been once and want to go back--there's so much to see!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I hope so too! Aw it must have been amazing! :D

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  11. haha thanks for all the stuff about you i love learning about my blogger friends (:

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  12. Such fun tags! Great to get to know you a little bit better ;) your puppies are adorable :D

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    1. Thanks, Nory! Thank you for reading :D Aw and they say thank you, too! hehe

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  13. Great tags, its always interesting to read peoples answers to the questions. Your puppies are just adorable! The Palmolive soaps sound lovely, I'm not sure if we get them in the UK, I think we only get the body soap.

    Elle xx

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    1. Thanks, Elle! :D hehe the pups say thank you, too!
      Aw hopefully they get to the UK!

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  14. Btw, e-mail me please. I didn't realize you have a blog, but I don't know if you saw it when I tagged you that you won my giveaway. Still need to send your prize :).

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    1. Thanks so much, Anne! :D Sent you an email

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  15. Hello Traci! Just stumbled across your blog. From reading your 7 things about me, I am just like you in... all of them!! Love the photo of your two pups. Too precious.

    Victoria

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    1. Hi Victoria! Aw that's awesome! I'll probably love your blog then :D
      Thanks so much for stopping by!! <3

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  16. Great answers!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  17. I like this tag!! I learned some interesting facts about you!! I'm trying to enjoy tea more, but, am a coffee lover all the way!! I totally picture you being super organized and clean :) I'd love to see where you store your makeup collection and how it looks like if you haven't done so already!! Heart you, Traci!!

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    1. Yay I'm glad you did! hehe. Ooh that would be fun to show. I haven't shown much makeup lol. I heart you too, Minette! :D

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  18. GAH, I saw my name and my heart went all fuzzy <3 You absolutely inspire me so much, Traci, you have such an eye and a knack for photography that I absolutely love!! I love your 5 things list of items about yourself, really allows your readers to get to know you! One day, you should visit NYC and we will hang :P I hope that you're close to San Fran since my bro in law is there. I hope next year to go to IMATS CA and maybe see some friends! I can tell you're an avid reader, you write so well! And I believe that although you wanted to be an artist, you truly are one in so many ways. I think anyone who can create new things is an artist and creative in their way :P I wanted to be one too growing up, but, ended up being a fear of mine since I was so intimidated by other artists around me :/

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    1. lol!! Aww. YOU inspire ME so much! I really appreciate you visiting me here :) I get excited when I read your comments.
      That would be awesome to hang out in NYC! Yea, IMATS is something I definitely want to experience. Yea, I don't live very far from SF so if you're in the area, we should meet up! That would be so fun!
      You are so sweet and I think the artist in you really shows with your videos, blog and creativity!! <3

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  19. your puppys are so adorable! i got those soaps from influenster too and i love the lime and basil the most. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lydia! Oh yea! I remember seeing them on your blog! They're awesome :)

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  20. Hey Traci! You're welcome for the nomination(: You definitely deserved it!

    And this Five tag looks really fun, I think I'll do it one of these days. I actually just got back from staying at a resort in Disney World, the Caribbean Beach Resort, but if you do go, one of the best resorts I've stayed at in Disney World would be their Coronado Springs Resort (the only moderate hotel that has a gym) or their Port Orleans - French Quarter. The Port Orleans - Riverside is great as well, but make sure you request a room in the "mansions," much better theming than the "Alligator Bayou" section! As for moving to another state...I've lived in NYC my whole life and I've actually been thinking about maybe moving to Cali one day! And I've also been wanting to make a YT, but finding the time to film and edit videos is going to be hard. If you ever make a YT though, I'll definitely follow you~!

    Elle
    Lipstick & Lace

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    1. Hi Elle! Aw thanks again! :D
      Yay! I'd love to see you do the 5 tag! Ahh your vacation sounds so fun! I really want to go to Disney World. I have only been there once. I'll have to keep that in mind when we go in the future!
      omg if you moved to CA, we should meet up! haha. Yea, the time it takes to make YouTube videos scares me...but if you made one too, I would follow you too!! <3

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  21. Aww, such a great tag!
    I love BBT too and I watch it religiously! Here I'll sing you to sleep since we're both on the West Coast, "soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of furr"...LOL!

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    1. Yay! haha I'm watching it right now. Even though they're reruns, I still enjoy them so much lol!
      "happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr..." lol!! :D

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  22. I would so love to stay at a Disney resort. I had no idea you had dogs either!

    I've heard so much about influenster these past months that I'm finally checking it out.

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    1. It would be so awesome!
      haha I'm glad you learned something new about me! :D
      Yes, definitely check it out!! I think you may like it.

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  23. You would like to live somewhere else and I want to live in Cali...I say we swap! AND I live on the coast :D

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    1. Gasp! omg that would be awesome! You live on the coast?? ahh!! So jealous lol

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  24. Your puppies are adorable, and I bet it's so entertaining to watch them play together! And oh my goodness, staying in a Disney resort for a week sounds like fun... it has been so long since I've been to Disneyland! Great post :)

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    1. Aw thanks! Yea, it's definitely fun to watch them lol. They can be crazy!
      Doesn't it sound fun? I hope you get to go sometime soon! :D

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  25. Ahh, Traci, I'm so in love with your dogs! (In a non-creepy way, for sure) They are soo adorable! Also, my mom and I watch the Big Bang Theory together, I never really paid much attention to it when she watched it but she always said how good it was and once I finally did, I was hooked too! Haha.
    (Posted from the wrong account previously)

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    1. Hehe if you ever met them, I know they would love you, too! :D Ahh so awesome! It's such a good show! I love the characters!
      lol I was wondering why I got two comment notifications from you haha

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