Giveaway: Enter to win a Revlon Laser Brilliance Infrared Hair Straightener!

Hair Straightener Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a Revlon Laser Brilliance Hair/Heat Straightener! Ends 4/6/15

I have another fun giveaway to share with you today! This time, I’m giving away a Revlon Laser Brilliance Heat/Hair Straightener.

In full disclosure, I received this hair straightener for free at a blog conference I’d previously attended. It’s brand new, though. I’ve never used it or opened the box; so, if you win, what you see in the picture is what you’ll get. :)

How to Enter the Giveaway

Simply enter this giveaway using the Rafflecopter below. I’ve included options for extra entries, too!

This giveaway will run from now until April 6th, 2015 at 12:00am. The giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only, ages 18 years old and above. The winner will be randomly chosen. I will promptly send the winner an email notifying them that they’ve won, and the winner must respond within 48hrs. of the giveaway’s end. Otherwise, I will have to draw a new winner.

Enter Below
a Rafflecopter giveaway

P.S. Congratulations to the winner of the InStyler Ionic Styler Pro hair tool - Thomas M. Thank you to everyone else who entered that giveaway! I have plans to run one or two giveaways a month for a while, so there will be many more chances to win!

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10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

I was able to cross off all but my business goals last week. I’m hoping for more progress in that area this week! :)

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Plan a fun family day

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 200 minutes on the treadmill — I’m increasing this goal by 10 minutes.

5. Read 20 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Unpack one old, worn out box of ‘stuff’ in the basement and place stuff in a new box

8. Fill one bag with items to donate

Business Goals:

9. Shoot, edit & upload a video on how to make a honey sugar facial scrub — I’m planning on shooting this video today.

10. Shoot, edit & upload four videos to our family YouTube channel. — I only ended up filming and uploading three videos.

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Plan a fun family outing for the end of the month

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 200 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Unpack one old, worn out box of ‘stuff’ in the basement and place stuff in a new box

8. Fill one bag with items to donate

Business Goals:

9. Shoot, edit & upload a video on how to make a honey sugar facial scrub

10. Shoot, edit & upload four videos to our family YouTube channel.

What are your goals for this week?

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The Latest YouTube Videos on Fun Playtime Reviews

Disney Sofia the First Mailbox Surprise! Plus more fun YouTube videos for kids!

This week was a little busier than usual, so we only ended up uploading three videos. My goal is to upload at least four to five videos a week to our family YouTube channel, but since we had to head to Chicago on Thursday for an appointment for David, I had less time to film and edit, which was okay by me. ;)

But before I get to the videos, here are a few YouTube-related things I’ve observed:

  1. YouTube doesn’t always process your videos right away. This means that you can upload a video, but it won’t be visible on YouTube until it’s been fully processed. This past week, it took YouTube hours to process all of our videos. At first, this stressed me out because I thought something was wrong with the video I was trying to upload. It turns out, the video was fine. I just needed to give YouTube a lot more time.

    We literally had a video stuck at “95% processed” for a huge part of the day. Now that I know this situation can happen and actually does happen to people all of the time, I don’t get stressed. I just let it be and wait until YouTube decides to process it.

  2. YouTube has a way of scanning videos for music and copyright infringement. Let me tell you, their system doesn’t always work, and we’ve had to file a dispute twice already. Basically, I had to let them know that we had the right or license to use a certain song or songs in our videos.
  3. Having a rough schedule for when to film, edit and upload videos is a great idea.

And now, here are this week’s videos:

Super Mario Plush Adventures Episode 6

Disney Sofia the First Mailbox Surprise with 15 MINI EGGS! Mini Characters from Disney World!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mailbox Surprise – Easter Eggs, Ninja Turtles Mashems, Lemonheads

Each week, here on The Sensible Mom, I write a weekly wrap-up post to share the videos we’ve uploaded since our last update. Please feel free to subscribe to our channel to stay even more up-to-date.

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10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

I was able to fully complete 7 of my 10 goals for last week.

And while that’s not bad, I still made the decision to re-evaluate my goals and be more realistic about what I can get done each week.

After thinking things over, I came to the conclusion that my blog redesign needs to wait. Instead, I’m going to use that time to create videos for my YouTube channel, which is something that I definitely want to be doing right now. :)

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Plan a fun family day

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 190 minutes on the treadmill — I’m increasing this goal. The main reason that I can go up again in how much time I plan to spend on the treadmill is that I’m using the My Fitness Pal app to track my food intake & exercise. The app has been a highly motivating tool that I’ve been utilizing for a little over a month now, and I love it!

5. Read 20 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien — I read 11 pages.

6. Journal 2x — I journaled once.

Home Management Goals:

7. Unpack one old, worn out box of ‘stuff’ in the basement and place stuff in a new box

8. Fill one bag with items to donate

Business Goals:

9. Shoot & upload a video on how to make peppermint sugar scrub — I’m hoping to start posting weekly on my personal YouTube channel. It’s been months since I’ve uploaded a video there, but now that we have a working system in place for filming videos on our family YouTube channel, I feel like I can stop making excuses and start uploading to my own channel again.

10. Spend 1 hour on my blog redesign — I’ve decided to put this project on hold for now.

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Plan a fun family day

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 200 minutes on the treadmill — I’m increasing this goal by 10 minutes.

5. Read 20 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Unpack one old, worn out box of ‘stuff’ in the basement and place stuff in a new box

8. Fill one bag with items to donate

Business Goals:

9. Shoot, edit & upload a video on how to make a honey sugar facial scrub — I’m starting to post weekly on my personal YouTube channel.

10. Shoot, edit & upload four videos to our family YouTube channel.

What are your goals for this week?

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