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Saturday, February 17, 2018

SPRING FLING EVENT:

Stylish Southern Mama is looking for companies  interested in working together on a 2018 Blog Bash. If you would like to work with me you can email me at> madebyjessblog(@)gmail.com

*Spring Fling Event<<  OR Mothers Day // Fathers Day // Summer // 



*SPRING FLING EVENT:  BLOG CHALLENGE via THESITSGIRLS


We’d like to formally invite you to our Spring Fling, completely geared at being easy, fun, and interactive. From May 7th to May 18th, here is what you can expect from us:
  • One entire week devoted to building your following on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. {And don’t worry a bit if you do not already have any of these accounts. We’ll be showing you how to get started too.}
  • Another week spent helping you to “spring clean” your blog by figuring out ways you can improve your blog designAbout Me page, Best Of page, and other key elements.
Are you ready to join us? You don’t have a thing to lose, and absolutely everything to gain!
"t's blog challenge time again here on The SITS Girls. This time around, we're keeping things light and fun and easy…just perfect for spring! Spring Fling with The SITS Girls. Not sure if you want to participate this time around? No problem! If your answer is yes to any of the following questions, then this is the event for you


Hope to see you there! Xoxo  -Jess



Dixie Cash- Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes {Book Review}


Dixie Cash- 
Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes
  Big Hair in the Big Apple equals Big Trouble!
New York City is miles from Salt Lick, Texas in more ways than one, but Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin are rarin to go. The best friends/beauty shop owners/private-eye partners have been offered an all-expense paid trip to the National Association of Private Investigators convention in the Big Apple. Debbie Sue sees the invation as validation, but Edwina has one goal: to get her feet into a super-glam designer shoes, not easily had back home. Yee-haw!
As a sign of things to come, the two Texas tornadoes don't even get out of the state without causing pandemonium at the Dallas airport. And once they land in the Big City they meet Celina, a small-town librarian who's broke and bereft from getting robbed, and Cher, an amiable "working girl" with a heart of gold. Taking them under their wings, they head right for trouble as Edwina nearly starts a riot in the hotel bar.
But the Big Apple hasn't seen nothin' yet! While helping shy Celina hook up with a hunky young police detective, the Domestic Equalizers bumble their way into a murder investigation that could end up leaving Debbie Sue deceased and Edwina stone-cold in her new Jimmy Choos!
www.harpercollins.com

Jessi's Review-
I am a HUGE fan of this book! I had never actually read a book by Dixie Cash or even heard of the author (a pen-name for a two-sister writing team). I loved it. The characters were hilarious and the book was super funny! The characters are so life-like and I love that! As a country girl myself-- I would definitely like to author a book that could make the reader feel like I felt while reading the book! Amazing! I'll definitely be buying more Dixie Cash books! I'd also love to set up an interview with the two sisters soon! 
You can buy the book below


Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin, beauticians, private eyes, and best friends, solve a murder and recover stolen library funds with new friends when invited to speak at an investigator's convention in New York City.


More about the author


Biography

Dixie Cash is Pamela Cumbie and her sister Jeffery McClanahan. They grew up in West Texas during the great oil boom, an era filled with "real-life fictional" characters who cry to be written about. Pam has always had a zany sense of humor and Jeffery has always had a dry wit. Surrounded by cowboys and steeped in country-western music, when they can stop laughing long enough they work together creating hilarity on paper. Both live in Texas—Pam in the Fort Worth–Dallas Metroplex and Jeffery in a small town near Fort Worth.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018: Give the gift of pleasure

Give your partner the gift of organic pleasure this Valentine’s Day. Good Clean Love’s personal lubricants, love oils, and fragrances are made with all natural ingredients.

 While other intimate products contain heavily concentrated petrochemical ingredients that disrupt the natural salt balance and immune protection in vaginal area and have proven harmful to skin. 

Good Clean Love offers the below natural products as a great solution and a perfect gift for your Valentine!




Almost Naked ($15.99):
·         Made with aloe Vera and agar (seaweed)
·         Responds to your own internal moisture  
·         Dries without any sticky cleanups

 Good Clean Love Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant is a water-based lube made with aloe vera and infused with a touch of lemon and vanilla, giving it a light organic flavor. 

This organic Good Clean Love personal lubricant is designed for the most sensitive skin types. Almost Naked Personal Lubricant is formulated to provide a long-lasting glide without irritating chemical additives and sticky cleanup



.     Naturally deodorizing and moisturizing
.         No petrochemicals, no parabens, no hormones
.   Compact and complete with hands-free applicator

Moisturizing personal lubricant is an essential part of a pro-active daily feminine hygiene routine. Restore is a natural moisturizer which may help with vaginal dryness, itching, and odor and promotes health of maintenance of healthy vaginal flora.

·       Made with pure, high-quality essential oils sourced from all over the world
·       Made from organic and wild crafted oils whenever possible
·       Free of petrochemicals, parabens, and glycerin
·       Safe to use all over your body
·       Nourishing to the skin
·       100% Vegan & Cruelty-free

The pure, high-quality rose scented body oils in aphrodisiac Love Oils make touching, kissing, and smelling each other better than ever. Caribbean Rose sensual body oil starts with a smoky, earthy base that overflows into a sweet and sensuous rose. 


·       Petrochemical-, solvent-, and fixative-free
·       Responds to your unique body chemistry
·       A healthy alternative to synthetic fragrances

Each product has been scientifically formulated to activate the arousal mechanism in the brain through a unique blend of aphrodisiac essential oils. By enhancing your natural pheromones and stimulating the limbic center of the brain where sexual arousal begins, Good Clean Love’s all natural and organic aphrodisiac products create a unique scent bridge, heightening the physical and emotional connection between you and your partner.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James (Book Review)


50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young enerprenuer Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wt, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too- but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success- his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family- Grey is a man termented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a darinh physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores her own dark desires.
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, and stay with you forever.

My Thoughts +& Review-
I had some doubts about all the "FUSS" over these books because I'm not really a Romance reading kind of girl- but DAMNNNN was I wrong. This isn't some boring "Love me, please?" Kind of book! I was instantly taken with this book.. It's super-hot! It's not your average Jane loves John and tries to get him to notice her...boring kind of stuff.
Ana and Christian meet by complete accident because Kate (Ana's Roommate) was sick and asked Ana to interview him for the College newspaper. She is completely befuddled and nervous, trips and practically falls into his office. I like that Ana has spunk, wits, and keeps the conversation flowing and interesting..

Christian is a smoldering, deeply wounded soul and yet you can see throughout the book that Ana is making him melt a little. She is definitely changing his darkish, deep haunted thoughts that make him feel so isolated and alone. This is a match made in heaven because they each have what the others looking for. He gives her strength and courage and she gives him love and understanding. It's a lovely, sexy book and I can't wait to read the rest of the Trilogy. This book was damn amazing!
Xoxo= Jess

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Valentines Day with Sally Hansen and Rimmel London



With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, let Rimmel London and Sally Hansen get you in the romantic spirit with beautiful shades of Red and Pink lip and nail colors!


YOUR OWN, PERSONAL ALWAYS-ON SALON: INTRODUCING SALLY HANSEN’S NEWLY FORMULATED INSTA-DRI NAIL COLOR COLLECTION




Score an extra day of wear and up to 33% more chip resistance, all while adding the final touch to your ensemble in an instant

Why involve multiple bottles when a lightning-speed mani is at your fingertips? Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color’s newly upgraded 3-in-1 formula with built-in base and top coat offers shiny, extended wear in a single step. The new Insta-Dri is housed in an updated bottle adorned with a gorgeous new logo and comes complete with color-matched caps for a modern, sleek feel and easy shade navigation. The revamped formula delivers an extra day of wear and chip resistance, so you can take that nail look to go- anywhere, anytime. With up to 33% longer wear and chip resistance, up to or almost 3x as many consumers preferred the new formula versus the former. Get ready on the go with Insta-Dri’s brush that covers in one stroke. One stroke, one coat, and you’re done! 

Shades shown below: Watermelon Wizz, ASAP Apple, Peppy Le Fuchsia, Rapid Red














RIMMEL LONDON STAY MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR ($5.79)

Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.
Shades shown below in Firestarter and Heartbeat
 


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Love Songs for Valentines♥ #Vday #Valentines♥

Need help finding that PERFECT Valentines Dedication Love Song? Here are some I LOVE!! Hope you enjoy!

Love me some Kane Brown!!♥ He has amazing talent, super passionate, and SUPER fine lol.


This is one of my FAVVV songs♥ T.I Kicks Ass


Brad + Carrie


Michael Grimm ROCKS!!!


Another Michael♥


Chris Stapleton is such an amazing artist and his heart is shown in all his songs


Miranda♥


Heart Like Mine♥♥


I Want a Love Like Johnny + June


Carrie- Because You loved me


Sam Hunt + Carrie


Clay Walker is also amazing, I've been listening to his music since I was a little girl!


Jason Aldean has so many of my favorite songs + I love his voice!


Thomas Rhett has blown me away with so many of his songs + his humble personality is super amazing!


LOVE FGL + this song is AWESOME♥


Amazing song♥


Absolutely Adore Bruno Mars Music


Love this Video


American Beautiful♥ For those Country Girls in your LIFE




Monday, January 15, 2018

Make Money Blogging + Affiliate Marketing






How to Make Money Blogging via Smart Blogger


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Freaking AMAZING Digital Design Freebies #Freebies #DigitalDesignFreebies







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As a digital designer, I am always on the lookout for amazing freebies. Whether it's digital papers, elements, headers, signatures, fonts... I love it all. I decided to save ya'll the time of hunting down these freebies, and I'll
share them with ya'll! How about that!



FreePrettyThingsForYou has some amazing freebies that will keep you looking around for quite awhile.





Kevin + Amanda < Free Scrapbook Fonts that are SOOO amazing!

Love Researcher Explains Neuroscience Behind Valentine's Day



The legend states that Valentine was arrested and put to death by Emperor Claudius II. Valentine was defying orders and secretly helping soldiers to marry. But why would Claudius II not want his soldiers to marry?



Here's where the neuroscience comes in. It turns out that when a man marries, his testosterone drops. So, Claudius' decree against marriage makes biological sense. If you want an aggressive army that will fight your battles, it's better to have single, highly testosterone-fortified men.

Think that's crazy? It turns out that lower testosterone is not the only crazy thing that happens to us when we fall in love.

In a dramatic presentation, Love Biologist Dawn Maslar cuts up a brain to show what love does to us. When we fall in love, this is what can happen to our brain:

• We can lose cognitive ability 
• We can lose the ability to accurately judge our partner – that's why they say 'love is blind'
• We can lose the ability to feel concern if we detect a problem
• We can experience an increase in self-transcendence – being in love makes us feel less selfish and more connected to the world

In addition:
• Our serotonin (hormone of happiness) can fall to the level of someone with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
• His testosterone drops but hers goes up – making her sexually charged
• This effect is temporary – lasting between 1 and 3 years
Don't worry, while the craziness is temporary, the love CAN last a lifetime. In fact, Valentine's Day helps since the following can also kick-in:
• Red hearts, cards and clothes boost his testosterone which can increase the romance
• Giving chocolate on Valentine's Day can boost dopamine – an important neurotransmitter of long-term love
• Doing new and novel things with a partner can also boost dopamine
• Spending quality time together increases oxytocin - the bonding hormone



Dawn Maslar, MS, is an award-winning author, expert guest speaker, adjunct biology professor, and researcher in the science of love. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and her talk on 'How Your Brain Falls in Love' went viral last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyq2Wo4eUDg


Publisher: HCI Books 
ASIN: B01LVYO27A



Thursday, January 11, 2018

DIY Cold Remedies😥😷



Do-It-Yourself Home Cold Remedies
Brought to you by: Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy
  1. Stuffy nose? Use steam for relief.
    You don’t need a fancy humidifier to ease congestion. Slowly breathing in steam from a pot of boiling water can work wonders! Just make sure to be very careful — you don’t want to burn your nose!
  2. Make it spicy.
    Incorporate lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary, cloves, pepper and ginger into your sick-day diet. Spices are natural cures to help boost your immune system and fight off viruses and diseases. Some other ingredients to include? Garlic, honey and coconut oil. Check out some more natural cold symptom relievers by visiting us on Pinterest.
  3. Try chicken noodle soup. 
    A nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup (Make sure to include vegetables!) might be just what you need to fight off that virus. It’s the ultimate cure-all and medically backed to help ease cold symptoms. Check out some of our Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy-approved tasty recipes by clicking here!
  4. Make your own nasal spray.
    By simply mixing 3 teaspoons of iodide-free salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and then adding 1 teaspoon of the mixture to 8 ounces of warm boiled water, you can create your own nasal spray solution! It takes a matter of minutes. And then all you have to do is fill a bulb syringe and gently squirt the mixture into each of your nostrils (while holding the other one closed) and letting them drain. This will help clear nasal congestion as well as remove virus particles and bacteria!
  5. And of course, drink plenty of fluids.
    It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially when you’re sick. By drinking plenty of fluids regularly, you can help break up congestion and ease a sore throat. Some great options include water, herbal teas, juices and ginger ale! Be sure to check out some of our favorite healthy hydration recipes!

Stylish Southern Mama♥