OSU Football Wedding


I was inspired by my local football team for this board. You can change it up to represent your local team or favorite NFL team. For other bridal needs, go to Candimere’s Mind Store. Enjoy!

Satin Side-Draped A-line Gown with Tank Straps: Style AI10042987 A celebration of style! This wedding gown features gorgeous lines and a stunning silhouette. Shown with Satin Sash with Beaded Embellishment. It makes this gown complete!

Ohio State Buckeyes Cufflinks, Money Clip and Tie Bar Gift Set: Show your love for the Ohio State University Buckeyes with this wonderful 3 piece gift set, featuring a pair of cufflinks, a money clip and a tie bar, all with the Ohio State logo on them. The money clip measures 2 1/2 inches long, 3/4 of an inch wide, the tie bar is 2 1/8 inches long, 1/2 of an inch wide, and the cufflinks measure 3/4″ x 3/4″. This is a bit high priced but you can reuse the items for all your special occasions.

OSU Scarlet And Grey Heart Pendant Necklaces: This cute necklace would look perfect to use for the big day and every game day afterwords.

Ohio State Buckeye Tie: This tie would look perfect for the groom and all the other men in the wedding party.

Football Wedding Invitations: If you’re having a sports wedding, make your invitations fit your theme by including a ticket to your wedding! These can also be used as Save the Dates. The tickets will be printed on real ticket stock. They are perforated between the two sides making it look more authentic. Each ticket measures 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″.

Classic Red Mini Calla Lily Wedding Bouquet: The Classic Red Mini Calla Lily wedding bouquet with delicate Baby’s Breath fillers is an icon of devotion and love. This color is perfect for the team colors!

Playful Football Wedding Couple Figurine: If you and your beloved are Football fans, you’ll love this cake topper. Beautifully styled with exquisite detailing, this playful couple is destined to score a “touch down” on your big day. Hand painted porcelain. Presently the Bride and Groom Cake Toppers are available with skin tones and hair colors only as shown.


Book Review: I’d Rather Eat Chocolate: Learning to Love My Low Libido by Joan Sewell

This book is funny and takes a good look at the perception of sex between guys and girls. I can relate well to the author because I do not have a pressing need for sex all the time, but according to our society a woman in her 20s is a party girl and wants to have sex all the time. I think many of you would enjoy the book but most of you will chicken out of checking it out at the library for fear of how you will be viewed. Take a chance on this book, and you will not regret it!

From the book: “If I had a choice between having sex and reading a good book, the book wins. I notice I put in the adjective ‘good’—and that leaves me wondering if I’m not trying to put a better face on things. I still want people to read this and think, ‘Well, of course. If it’s a good book.’ But my boyfriend—the man I would eventually marry—would take even bad sex over a good book.”

Review: “The best part of this intelligent book is how Sewell subtly frames her sexual issues within modern culture, from Sex and the City to Girls Gone Wild to pornography and lap dances.” –USA Today

Want to pick up a copy? You can find it HERE.

Book Review: Pornology by Ayn Carrillo-Gailey

Do not let the title scare you off. It has a longer title, Pornology: Noun–1: A Good Girl’s Guide to Porn; 2: The misadventures of the world’s first anthropornologist; 3: A Hilarious Exploration of Men, Relationships, and Sex. I laughed a lot while reading this book. Ayn is a good girl who realizes she is in a not so good relationship, but when her boyfriend tells her she is pornophobic, she takes it as a challenge to see what porn really is. Along the way she finds the answers to many questions that good girls like me wonder about. A five star read for sure!! I was bored and picked this up just for the fun of it. This may answer those same questions many good girls wonder about. I hope you can enjoy this as much as I did.

Summary from Amazon: When Ayn Carrillo-Gailey confronted her boyfriend about his porn habit, he pronounced her “pornophobic.” Determined to prove she wasn’t phobic, simply more enlightened, Ayn set out to learn all she could about this phenomenon. Like any good researcher, she added her new quest to her daily To-Do list:
1. Drop off dry cleaning
2. Call Mom
3. Visit sex toy store on Melrose
Acting as an amateur anthropologist introduced Ayn to a world populated by everyday people. Her quest aroused the curiosity of her female friends: her knitting group quickly turned into informal information sessions, as the women—single or married, involved or not—were desperate for information. What does XXX mean vs. un-rated? What’s the difference between topless dancers and strip clubs? Why is some of it actually not that stimulating? And why are men obsessed with it?
Along the way, Ayn ditched the porn-obsessed boyfriend, and learned that one should not try to make change from a stripper’s G-string tips, nor is the Hustler store the best place to make a first impression on a hot guy. Pornology is the result of one woman’s quest to pierce the veil that modestly covers something many women actually want to know about. Suprising, hilarious, informative, and ultimately non-judgmental, this narrative is one readers won’t put down—once they admit they’re curious enough to pick it up!

To pick up a copy of this title, please click HERE.

Earn Free Money Online

anime girl on computer

These are real ways you can earn money online or getting free items with little effort. Please join these sites by clicking on the provided links. I will keep adding to this list as I find them.

This first site is called InboxDollars. It is actually easy to earn cash quickly on this site. In two days I had earned $8 with little effort. To get a cash payment you need to earn $30 and can be put on a check or prepaid visa. You can also redeem them for e-gift cards. You can earn cash quickly by installing apps and doing surveys.

This next site is called SwagBucks. This one I do for fun. When I do dishes I run the app on my phone to show videos on it. They play each video, one after the other, earning me points as I do nothing. They also list codes on their social media sites to earn more points. I also do surveys while watching TV to keep earning more.


Online Shopping

anime girl wearing glasses with brown hair on computer and kitten in lap

Saving money has been a big thing lately. I also like to try to get things as cheap as possible. Below is a list of places to shop online for next to nothing! Even better is no shipping if you follow my directions and shop through the links provided. As I find more sites, I will upload them to this list.

This first site is called thredUP. Save $10 off $10 on your first order. They offer children’s boys and girls, teen girls, ladies, and women’s plus sizes clothing. Get free shipping if you do not spend more than the free money offered. This is name brand clothing! I got several shirts from here for nothing.

This site is to earn money back for your shopping you would have done online anyways. Ebates is easy and they even have men’s and women’s plus size clothing stores. I use this every time I shop online and have earned several gift cards in return. Bonus is that they also list online coupons for many stores to get a discount.

Do you like to read? I love to read and thanks to Amazon Kindle App, I can read hundreds of books for free. I downloaded it to my phone and use it like an e-reader or tablet. What is great is that you do not have use the internet if the book is already loaded to your device. I load several books at once while using free WiFi and then read them at my leisure.

Saving Money on Food

anime girl shopping grocery store

Trying to make ends meet on a shoestring budget is hard. It is even harder when you are allergic to an ingredient found in many food items. Most food is so overly processed that the ingredient list scares me or I have to cook it from scratch. I started couponing to make every dollar count and then I turned to my phone. My husband got me a Samsung Galaxy S4 for my birthday a year ago and while checking out the free apps, I found some great ones for shopping. You can even do multiple off these apps for the same shopping trip to get even more money back!

First app I am going to talk about is called Ibotta. You do your shopping and they list items you can get a rebate for. They even have store brand items! Even better is the team feature. You can team up with your friends and family on Facebook to earn even more money back. They also do other stores as well, such as Best Buy. If you have not already tried this app then please use referral code yqayyb to get $1 added to your account to start.


My next favorite app is called Checkout51. This app always has an offer for fresh produce and name brand items. There is no referral code to join this one.

Savingstar is my next app. This one is mostly for the name brand items and they have similar offers to those offered in the newspaper coupons. They also offer savings for online shopping. There is no referral code for this one either.

This next app I think is just amazing. It is called Receipt Hog and they will process any grocery receipt to earn coins. Earn so many coins and get cash back. That means even if you buy stuff that was not shown in any of the other apps, you can still earn money back. The referral code is in the link for this one.

This next app let you earn money buy walking into the store. You heard me correctly! With Shopkick you can earn money just walking into the stores to do your shopping.  And if you get bored one day, you can check out the photo albums different stores post for hidden points. Some stores do not have the walk in option, instead you have to scan certain items in the store. When I used to work at Best Buy I would get free points for just going to work every day. The only downside is this app does not give cash, only gift cards.

1960s Hippie Inspired Wedding

hippie 1960s wedding styleboard

I enjoyed making this board. This one was just so much fun to plan and to try to anticipate what would go together. For other bridal needs, go to Candimere’s Mind Store. Enjoy!

  • Flower Child 60s Costume: This outfit looks perfect to be a wedding outfit for a hippie wedding. This comes with the top, vest and headband. I would recommend the headband I am showing below to match the flowers.
  • Mini Daisy Flower Crown Headband: Easy to put on and creates a instant stunning new hair style. Floral Headband with simply, sweet, elegant design, make you more charming.
  • Lily Garden Artificial Wildflower Bouquet: This bouquet is stunning for this theme. I wanted to pick something simple that you could either buy out right to use or make yourself.
  • Groovy Fun Flowers Pink with Brown Bow Pocket Invitations: This invitation fits right in with this theme. I just love the colors and all the bright flowers that could easily be copied onto a cake design.
  • Hippie Wedding Cake: I picked this one because of the colors and design. If this is too much for you, you can also try a hippie van shaped cake with daisies around it.
  • 60’s Party Buttons: I think some buttons would make a perfect wedding favor and would work for all ages and genders. You could use the ones I pictured or when you click on the link it will bring up many different designs. I suggest putting the buttons in a vase and suggest people take one or two to wear during the reception.


Want to take your wedding to the next level? Try out this album called 60’s Wedding Party – Celebrate in Style With Music from the 1960’s. I hope this post inspires you to create your perfect wedding.