Archive for October, 2012

Win It for a Survivor Giveaway, Travalo Review, Breast Cancer Awareness

[ 206 ] October 31, 2012 |

 Travalo Review and Giveaway–Please enter for yourself as a survivor or anyone that you know that has been affected by Breast Cancer!  We will gladly donate your winning to a survivor or someone who has been affected by Breast Cancer if you want us to…Just let us know!  

Travalo Review touch Breast Cancer Awareness


Travalo Touch ($24.99 from


The Travalo Pink Touch  is a 5 mL refillable fragrance wand with rollerball technology and can hold up to 50 applications so your favorite cologne or perfume is always available. Travalo Touch’s rollerball technology allows you to apply your favorite fragrance directly to your skin, which results in less waste and a more effective fragrance. What is more, the new rollerball by Travalo is a discreet way to apply your favorite perfume or cologne without affecting anyone around you.

still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: 

I like the Travalo Pink for a number of reasons, the main reason is that when I buy it, $1 of the purchase price will be donated to Breast Cancer Research through the Lynn Sage Foundation on Global Giving.  This foundation provide Scholars an opportunity to do preliminary research and acquire larger grants.

When you use Travalo pink you don’t need a funnel to refill it.  You simply place it on top of your perfume bottle and press down to fill. I think the no spill rollerball design is very smart because who want to waste expensive perfume spraying it? Another real plus is that its Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  approved for flying.  Travalo Review is easy to do because this is such a useful product that any Woman over 45 (or our younger friends will be sure to love.)

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Begins November 1 at 12:01am and Ends November 15 at 11:59pm.


$100 total Prize Value– 2 Winners will win 2 Travalos, one for a cancer survivor that they recommend and one for themselves (or another Cancer Survivor if they choose)

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Blog Notes

Top Seven Halloween Costumes for Boys

[ 22 ] October 30, 2012 |

Share some Care this Halloween!

Top 7 Halloween Costumes for Boys

Halloween or Not –the Chief Blonde’s son loved to Dress UP!

My children loved to dress up for Halloween, especially my son,  Ben.  Pretty much any day of the year, you could find him roaming our house in a costume.  He would always be figuring out what he could be next!  But when it came to Halloween, he would plan his costume for days!

What are the Top Seven Halloween Costumes Are Best for Boys?

All my sons loved choosing costumes. The Top Seven choices for Halloween Costumes for boys include:

1. Super Heroes (Power Rangers, Mutant Ninja Turtles and Classic Super-heroes like Superman)

2. Funny Characters (Cave Men, Babies, Fred Flintstone)

3.  Real Life (Vikings, Indians, Cowboys, Fireman)

4.  Movie Characters (Freddie Krueger, Jack Sparrow, The Joker, Darth Maul, Darth Vader)

5. Animals (Cows, Dogs)

6. Disney Characters (Buzz Lightyear, Woody)

7. Scary Characters (Vampires, Ghouls, Scary Rubber Masks )

Halloween Giving, Sharing during Halloween


Every year our Church does Trunk-or-Treating.  All the cars park in a circle, and the kids treat-or-treat (Trunk-or-Treat) out of the back of everyone’s decorated car trunks.  It’s really quite fun and the kids get a monster kick out of it.  Because this event is always in addition to “Regular” trick or treating, our church encourages the kids to come inside after the Trunk-or-Treating and donate all or a portion of their candy to a the Whaley Children’s  Center  in Flint, MI  or to the Baldwin Center in Pontiac, MI.  Our kids were sometimes a little hesitant to donate but once reminded that they would get more candy when trick-or-treating, they quickly got in the spirit.



Share with Someone this Halloween

Caring is Sharing KleenexCares

Sharing a Kleenex Care Pack and some Halloween Goodies With My Son! 

Working On Halloween Night, Caring for Others

Halloween Giving

My son, the one in the pictures at the top, is training to be a Pharmacist.  Even though he loves Halloween and dressing up for the holiday, he is working at his pharmacy on Halloween night so the others in the pharmacy who have little children can take their kids Trick-or-Treating.  So to make him feel special about his choices, I am giving him some Halloween candy and a Kleenex Care Pack. I want him to know that I think his caring for his fellow workers is really special!







The Chief Blonde with her son, the Pharmacist-in-Training


You can learn more by visiting the Kleenex website to learn about the Softness Worth Sharing initiative. Upon purchasing a Kleenex Brand Care Pack, you may redeem your  code at this site in order to send a care pack to someone special.  Learn more at the Kleenex Facebook page as well.

kleenex cares

I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.