There's so much great stuff going on with Ella Publishing right now, so I wanted to share a quick catch-up post with you! About a month ago, Angie contacted me and wanted to know if I was interested in trying out a skin care line that had been in touch with them. I said sure, even though I normally don't have much of a skin care routine. But developing better habits centering on taking care of myself is one of the things I'm trying to work on, so this seemed like a great chance to get started.
Muvazi sent a trial run of products and I started working them into my developing skin-care routine. As I stated on Ella's blog, the products are easy-to-use and so far, they seem to be working. My skin is hydrated, my forehead frowning wrinkle is less conspicuous (I don't think it will ever disappear), and I'm well on my way to having an established skin care routine -- one step closer to taking better care of myself (and creating a good example for my girls on the importance of doing the same thing.)
Angie challenged us to create a layout about ourselves as part of the blog feature, which caused me all kinds of anxiety. I snapped a quick shot with my iPhone, and to be honest, it isn't that bad. I think I'm learning to be less critical of myself. It doesn't hurt that I have two daughters and a husband who constantly let me know that they think I'm beautiful and smart and funny and loved and all those other good things. I just have to continue to learn to believe those things about myself, too.
credits: template and kit from This Week collaboration by Karla Dudley and Tiffany Tillman at Design House Digital, alphabet from Karla Dudley's Digi Essentials 6 at Design House Digital
Muvazi is generously sponsoring some giveaways on the Ella blog, too: If you'd like to try the Muvazi line yourself, we have a KILLER deal for you. Use the codePAMPERYOURSELF to save $80 off the kit (includes cleanser, serum, moisturizer, and eye cream) AND get free shipping. It's priced at $149 and you get it for just $69. No kidding! And there's a 30-day money-back guarantee, too, so if it doesn't work for you, there's no risk. And come back tomorrow for your chance to win the kit for FREE!
Speaking of shaping up, have you registered for SPRING TRAINING yet? Right now is the perfect time to enroll in for this fun event. I mean, just look at the lineup: great coaches, informational videos, creative exercises, organizational tips, live chats, bonus downloads and tons of prizes -- and all designed to fit into your busy schedule! What are you waiting for? Sign up now!
Ella's newest e-book is out, and it's perfect for booklovers, craftlovers, and thriftstore-lovers alike! Book Crafting features layouts and projects you can complete by repurposing old books, as well as a ton of prompts just perfect for starting your own reading journal.
Don't forget to #Take12 tomorrow -- join us as we take 12 photos on the 12th of April as part of our year-long series Take Twelve 2012! Just finding out about this great project? Here's everything you need to know!
Use coupon code TAKE12APR on Thursday, April 12 only, to save 12 percent on any TWO items*—including the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit and the Take Twelve Templates. And here's a hint, it will work on Spring Training, too!
*One coupon per person. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes or gift certificates. Excludes gift certificates.