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Eddie The Eagle Is A Movie Filled With Hustle, Courage And Heart!

February 5th, 2016 by Christen

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Eddie The Eagle through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Eddie The Eagle, all opinions are my own.


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Be tenacious, don’t take no for an answer, fly like Eddie The Eagle. Who knew that the feel-good story about an unlikely Olympian could be applicable to anyone that’s ever had a dream? During a recent advanced screening of “Eddie The Eagle”, I’ve discovered how inspiration can arise when you least expect it and how an unbelievable quest can become achievable with the right frame of mind.

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”
– Pierre de Coubertin / Olympic Games Founder


Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.


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If you love great movies with a loveable “under dog” storyline, Eddie The Eagle is it! Actor Taron Egerton will have you laughing and cheering from your seat leaving you wanting more and more.





Eddie is an excellent example of courage under fire. Even while everyone counted him out and didn’t believe in him, he believed in himself and ultimately made a believer out of everyone. There are plenty of times where I’ve allowed self-doubt to hinder me from becoming my best self. After viewing the movie, I’ve learned that sometimes you have to take a stance and don’t allow other’s opinions to sway you from becoming the best you can be. It’s a movie with unbelievable heart and positivity that’ll truly leave you feeling hopeful about endeavors of your own.


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Discover what makes this movie a hit by connecting with Eddie The Eagle movie on Twitter, Facebook and in theaters February 26th.

Unlimited Talk, Text And A Movie Night With Walmart Family Mobile Plus!

February 1st, 2016 by Christen

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

 Walmart Family Mobile Plus


Have you heard the news?  While other carriers are battling it out, Walmart Family Mobile just crushed the competition and upped the ante with the launch of Walmart Family Mobile PLUS! For as little as $49.88, you get unlimited talk, text & 10GB of 4G LTE data PLUS the gift of family movie night with a monthly VUDU movie for FREE!


Walmart Family Mobile Plus

I can admit it, I’m a bit of a data hog!  Between an ample social media addiction, running a business on the go and keeping up with the latest in technology, it takes a healthy dose of data to keep me going.  Luckily, The new Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan offers a great value on talk, text and data that I need (and for less than $50 a month, my wallet loves it too!)


Walmart Family Mobile Plus

Not only does Walmart Family Mobile carry top notch smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and LG G Stylo, but with Walmart Family Mobile Plus plans, they put the F in family and free with complimentary movie rentals from VUDU.  Check out just some of the phones you can find at a Walmart store near you below:

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime – $99.00 (Rollback from $149.00)
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime – $79.92 (Rollback from $99.92)
  • HTC Desire 626s- $129.00
  • LG G Stylo – $179.00 (was $199.00)
  • LG Leon LTE: $69.82 (Rollback from $99.82)


Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to or your local Walmart for current pricing.

Walmart Family Mobile Plus


Once I got my hands on my new LG G Stylo, setting up service and customizing it with apps, music and more to suit my life was easy.  Unlimited talk, text and 10GB of 4G LTE data is great but what I enjoy most, is using the the bonus VUDU movie for my very own “Girls Night In!”- it’s like the gift that keeps on giving!


Walmart Family Mobile Plus


Life can sometimes get in the way of reconnecting with family and friends.  Using my bonus movie night to reconnect with my best girlfriends, grabbing my favorite snacks, cuddling up with my beloved blanket and watching my free movie rental using Vudu on Roku.  “Girls Night It” is something that I look forward to every month and it’s a great extra to add to an already great Walmart Family Mobile service.  Can you imagine family movie nights or a girls night in of your own?  Thanks to unlimited talk, text and 10GB of 4G LTE data from Walmart Family Mobile Plus – now you can!


Walmart Family Mobile Plus

Want to learn more?  Check out all the great deals and available devices on rollback at Walmart and connect with Walmart Family Mobile online today! Find and follow Walmart Family Mobile on Twitter @FamilyMobile for up to the minute sales, news and more!



Intel On The Ultimate In #UltraBookStyle (Giveaway)

August 2nd, 2013 by Christen


As the publisher of I am constantly keeping an eye out on the pulse of all things fashionable & technology related.  It’s no wonder why with the ever-changing climate of today’s style & tech advances that I stay on the go & even live in my suitcase throughout the year.  It gets tough packing when you’re carrying a laptop, tablet, camera, smartphone and more with you on every trip.  Luckily, the great folks at Intel suggested that I take the Ultrabook style quiz and discover which one of their amazing Ultrabooks would compliment my “on the go” lifestyle.  After completing a series of multiple choice questions, I was paired with the perfect ultrabook to suit my needs.



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The “Detachable” Lenovo Helix Ultrabook Convertible combines the power of a notebook plus the versatility of a tablet to create the ultimate combination of productivity while on the go.  No matter if I’m editing videos or sharing a presentation on the detachable tablet, my Ultrabook has me covered. With Windows 8, Microsoft Office and the simplest user-experience I’ve ever had – the Ultrabook style quiz definitely paired me up with a winner. Why not take the quiz for yourself and discover which Ultrabook is right for you. What’s your #UltrabookStyle?



Check out my #UltrabookStyle video below, take the quiz and enter to win the Ultrabook of your dreams too!

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Disclosure:  This post has been sponsored by Intel, however all opinions and experiences mentioned are my own.





Summertime Fun At Home With Strawberry Daiquiris #BacardiClassicCocktails

June 11th, 2013 by Christen

There’s nothing better than welcoming in the week with a little pick me up! Whether it’s enjoying an after work happy hour or rooftop party – nothing says summertime like a Strawberry Daiquiri.  Personally, I love Mondays – not because it’s the start of the work week (when you’re an entrepreneur there is no start/end of the work week.) – but because my Mondays always gives me the opportunity to try something new.

What’s new this week?  Just a little ratchet television on VH1 and laughing it up with my girls over a few BACARDI Strawberry Daiquiri Classic Cocktails.

Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiris

Since I refuse to do anything normal, I decided to remix the ready to pour BACARDI Strawberry Daiquiri Light with a little orange peel garnish and pineapple cubes.  The great thing about BACARDI Strawberry Daiquiris is that it doesn’t require any pre-mixing or additions at all.  You can simply pour over ice and enjoy!  (Which is great for those mid-ratchet commercial breaks.)

Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiris

Add more flavor to your Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiri by freezing some orange pineapple wedges…

Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiris

There’s nothing wrong with having our cocktails and drinking it too during at-home entertaining. Enjoy the best of everything – the convenience of ready-to-serve cocktails and the confidence of natural ingredients mixed with the world’s most awarded spirit. With BACARDI Classic Cocktails Light, you don’t need to choose between serving great cocktails or socializing with friends.  BACARDI Classic Cocktails Light allow you to serve the best, naturally!



 Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiris


When it comes to at-home entertaining, we want to have our cocktail and drink it too. With BACARDI Classic Cocktails Light, you don’t need to choose between serving great cocktails or socializing with friends. Enjoy the best of everything – the convenience of ready-to-serve cocktails and the confidence of natural ingredients mixed with the world’s most awarded spirit. BACARDI Classic Cocktails Light allow you to serve the best, naturally!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BACARDI. The opinions and text are all mine. Sweepstakes Rules.

Three Mistake Worthy Trends To Try This Weekend… #ItsAllGood

April 27th, 2013 by Christen


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Cheers to the weekend!  There’s no better time to let go and let loose than the magical days known as Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  But with mischievous weekend antics comes the all too uncool, weekend mistakes.  Untimely spills, rips and blunders can make the right weekend-styled look go left (real quick…) sometimes you just gotta let it go and keep it moving. It’s all good!

Check out a few DIY-inspired fashion alterations based on real-life situations below…

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Nobody likes an unwelcome peep-hole in your favorite pair of jeans.  Instead of wasting your money on a new pair, try transforming your existing jeans with these fun DIY projects below…



How To Make Ripped Jeans:

How To Rip Your Own Jeans:


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Go a shirt with stains that just won’t go away?  Don’t you think about throwing away your money, how about taking the D-I-Y approach with a little D-Y-E?  You can create one of this Spring’s fashionable trends – the Dip Dye tee in a few easy steps…

What you need: A tray, 1 measuring cup, salt, Dylon dye of any color(not the machine washable ones)   heavy duty cleaning gloves and a basic white tee…



Dip Dye Clothing DIY – Do It Yourself Dip Dye:


No matter what the weekend brings, with a little ingenuity and elbow grease – you can transform your not-so-cool moments to it’s all good moments in a snap.  What’s your “It’s All Good” moment?

•Got a flat tire? Impromptu roadside jam sessions are the best!
•Rains got you down? Gather your friends, put on your rainboots and get out there!
•Phone dead? Enjoy some real face time!

What’s your “It’s All Good” moment?   Share your favorite “It’s All Good” moment from the weekend for the chance to inspire a song by Grammy award-winning artist Ne-Yo and Cher Lloyd.


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Finding Life’s Essentials Is Better With The YP App! #YPcrave

June 29th, 2012 by Christen

There’s nothing better than a taste of home!  During my recent visit to Detroit, I just had to get my favorite breakfast dish of Texas french toast with strawberries and a side of thick-sliced applewood bacon.  Now, while I know the city of Detroit and all the best places to find authentic Detroit dishes, I decided to use my YP app to locate if I could find my breakfast treat a little closer to me.

Original Pancake House French Toast YUM!

Original Pancake House French Toast YUM!

My YP app led me to the Original Pancake House where a line of patrons awaited to eat inside for breakfast.  (You can always tell a good restaurant when you see a line of people ready & waiting to eat.)  Luckily for me, the YP app also lists reviews of restaurants, making it easier to find what’s right for you before wasting your time and money.  Check out a few of my YP reviews in case you’re looking for hot grub spots in Detroit, LA, New York or New Orleans here.


Find businesses faster with predictive text, and quick links to top categories. The auto-complete feature remembers your favorite search terms making it easier to access past or favorite (pick one) on-the-go. Get the scoop from other locals, access comprehensive business listings including ratings, reviews, business details, open hours, or click to the website.

Save money on-the-go. Search, share, and redeem thousands of local deals directly from your phone. Deal alerts notify you of saved coupons expiring within the week.

Find what’s around you in a flash! Whether you’re looking for a great place to eat or to find cheap gas on the way, the YP app connects you with local businesses, deals and events to help you get things done.

Search over 18 million businesses by typing, speaking, or browsing popular categories including movie theaters, hotels, mechanics, dentists, and more.
• Add personalized shortcuts for instant access to nearby businesses, deals, gas prices and events.
• Craving a specific food? We’ll look through over 300,000 menus to figure out who’s got what you want.
• Find the “best” gas prices near you with our unique visual gas price search.
• Save with thousands of local coupons and deals from businesses near you.*
• Get important information before heading out including:
– Ratings and reviews
– Photos – plus upload photos to your favorite businesses!
– Restaurant and service menus
– Movie showtimes
– Hours of operation
– Phone numbers
– Maps and directions

If you’re looking for an app that’ll help you find life’s essentials (no matter what what city you’re in…) then the YP app is for you!  Download it today! 



Thank you to YP for being a sponsor. Check out the latest YP app or to find food nearby fast! YP is your local companion for making decisions on everything from where to eat to where to find cheap gas. This post is in conjunction with my relationship with the Clever Girls Collective, and all opinions expressed here are my own. #YPcrave


Five Spring Cleaning Tips To Invigorate Your Workspace

March 19th, 2012 by Christen


This post is sponsored by Pine-Sol® Clean & Disinfect with Pine-Sol®: The Powerful Scent of Clean.” I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own.


The sun is shining a little more and it’s become a little more clear than ever before, the first day of Spring is only a few days away and you haven’t begun Spring cleaning the one space you spend most of your day each and every week.  YOUR WORKSPACE.  Call it a desk or cubical (if you’re lucky, you call it your office…) but either way, it deserves proper Spring cleaning just like everything else this time of the year.  Why not invigorate your workspace with these spring cleaning and stylish tech-infused tips.



5. Eliminate Clutter – Clutter has a way of eliminating the desired mood and effect of any room. Find storage spaces for papers, paperclips, and other items that take from the personality potential of your workspace.  TRY this NeatDesk Desktop Scanner and Digital Filing System or this Rubbermaid 12-Slot Organizer.



4. Add a Digital Photo Frame – Typically hanging pictures that reflect your personality is a great way to create a custom workspace. Tech savvy divas know that “less is more” and the best way to eliminate multiple frames is to upload your photos digitally by utilizing a digital photo frame.  Looking to add a little more inspiration at your station? Try adding screenshots of your favorite Pinterest boards, inspirational quotes or snarky comments to break the monotony and position the frame so that it reflects an interesting architectural element to your space. TRY adding this Coby DP700WD 7-Inch Widescreen Digital Photo Frame (Wood Design) for less than $29 bucks.



3. Bring In Plants – Greenery always adds a breath of fresh air to a room. If you don’t have a green thumb, try silk plants and trees. There’s nothing like a fresh element of nature to breathe life into a dull dreary desk. TRY this Lucky Bamboo & Silk Orchid arrangement or if you like the real thing Fresh Cut Flower Deliveries.



2. Replace The Usual Suspects – Lamps are unique workspace accessories that offer an inviting environment. Additional workspace accessories like post it note & tape dispenserscan also be easily replaced with stylish alternatives. Update your space with new and stylish accents like this Post-It Pop-up Purse Dispenser or iHome Colortunes Desk Organizer Speaker Lamp with iPod Player that make a statement & showcase your personal style.



1. Update Your Computer Desktop – Locate artwork that encompasses the theme of your workspace. It could include elements of color from photos, a lampshade, flowers or more.  Adding an element of your style to your computer desktop makes completing tasks more inviting, not to mention a completely stylish work environment. Check out tons of royalty-free stock photos from



After spring cleaning my workspace, I was able to infuse a few stylish additives that makes my desk fashionable yet functional.  Now if only I could apply a deep spring cleaning to my kitchen & bathroom… #DomesticDivaUnderConstruction



Practice What Your Preach: My own workspace has been spring cleaned with a hint of style this season.


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Host A Divas Night In Party…Just In Time For The Holidays!

December 5th, 2011 by Christen

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There’s no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  In between holiday shopping and new year planning, I decided to up and move into a new home of my dreams! *Squeals* (I know what you’re thinking…who in the world plans to move in December? O_o) More than anything, I’m excited to host my first “Divas Night In” within my new cozy home.  Fabulous eats, drinks, conversation and more!  There’s nothing quite like spending time with your fellow Divas.  (Think Waiting To Exhale – minus all the guy drama…lol)

Chatting about the latest happenings, venting about the latest stresses and knowing that no matter what – your girls have your back.  Friendships are especially important to celebrate during this holiday season (trust me, everyone is going through something or another during this time of year and if you can’t turn to your friends – who can you turn to?)  I remember growing up with many of my friends (sisters included) and throughout marriages, children and career changes we’ve all managed to maintain our relationships throughout the years through Divas Night In activities.


Have you hosted a Girls Night In recently?  If not, why not create an impromptu night for you and your girlfriends this month. The holidays are a great time to host get-togethers (especially if you include fabulous sin-worthy desserts…)  Looking for a few activity ideas to make your next Girls Night In fabulous?  Some of my favorite activities include:

Take Out & A Movie – Check out the GrubHub app for the closest Chinese Food delivery resturant and rent a good chick flick.

Makeover Mania – Break out the curlers, makeup pallets and have a ball for a glamourous night in.

DIY Spa Party – Manis & Pedis for everyone!  Try out new colors, styles & lengths and you could leave feeling refreshed and a whole new you!

Vision Board Party –  Ready to plan your goals and make a change? Grab some magazines, glue sticks and bring your girls together to plan, prepare and visualize a successful future.

There are tons of ideas and suggestions available online including passion parties, international cook-off contests and more. No matter when you plan your next get-together, as long as you have great food, fun and your girlfriends – who needs anything else?

Are you planning a holiday get-together?  Let us know how you plan on connecting with your girlfriends this holiday season!
Remember to check out Duncan Hines’ website to find some great recipes for your holiday get-together! I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective.



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