Friday, March 31, 2017

New Goals

School! I changed my major! The upper level engineering courses and math classes from Computer Science have lost my interest and are causing me too much stress. I switched to Web Design & Development. Switching has given me so much relief and I am so excited to hop into it next semester. Wish me luck and see me in the April 2018 BYUI graduating class. I'm stoked.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Ok who loves free things? Bernie Sanders, and everyone else in the world. I always see posts about receiving a whole box of full sized products for free to test out for companies, but every time I have tried to sign up for those awesome deals, I never qualify for anything. So I went out and searched on my own and found some of the most random but useful free samples on the internet, and now I'm going to share them with you! And of course all of these are totally free; no shipping, monthly contract signup, or tax charges. Feel free to check out my pinterest board and follow it to get updated whenever I find something new! I always update pins to "tried" when I actually get the sample in the mail. (*A lot, and I mean A LOT of free samples go quick, so I am sorry if any of these don't exist by the time you find them :( *)

L'oreal always has some kind of a sample. All you do is make an account, pick your skin type or some other random beauty related question, and give them your address and they will send you something! I got the total repair shampoo, conditioner, and ceramide samples. It's enough for about 1.5 shampoos for shorter hair. They also send a 2$ off coupon!

This is a company that makes suits and will gladly send you a free tape measure so you know your exact sizing when ordering. This came in super handy for me with trying to figure out my bra size, waist inches, and skirt lengths. I have to say it's pretty good quality for a freebie!

This is a sample of "Wow Butter", an imitation peanut butter spread - without using peanuts. It comes with two packages and got here within 3 weeks for me after I had requested my sample. Super excited to taste test it!

The "face, body, hands" creme is targeted towards men but I assume works just as well for women! This comes with a little sample of the creme and of course a coupon to get a full sized shaving cream, after shave, of the sampled creme lotion in stores.

This sample came fast! It's a two pack of these nasal strips that supposedly help you breathe when you have a stuffy nose. The other is a bottle with a little mixture that you spray into your nose to relieve your sinuses. I haven't had a stuffy nose yet to try either of them out yet, but hey, free.

This came with a small variety of samples! There is a hand sanitizer, face lotion, shower gel, and body lotion! Lot's to test! They also mail you a 20% off an online purchase coupon to try out the full sizes or anything else they sell.

With online shopping being my new addiction, I hate not knowing my correct sizing on things. These jewelry companies will send you a complimentary ring sizer where you punch out the plastic rings with their labeled sizes, and test to see which on fits your fingers best, or the other is an actual soft plastic ruler you tighten around your finger to see the measured size!

HB-101 Plant Vitalizer! I got this and it's some cute little bottles filled with ingredients that you mix with water then feed to your plants! Only time will tell how good this stuff works for my indoor plant friends, Bernard and Kevin.

Get a free sample pack of all the different types of paper, cards, stickers, brochures, postcards, etc. This isn't a sample you can really do a lot with, but I was in the process of ordering invitations and it was really great to be able to see the paper options in real life so that there wouldn't be any surprises with ordering 500 invites online. This company has some really good priced options if you are looking for any type of business card, wedding invitations, graduation announcements, etc. I use them all the time for my graphic design bulk projects with my clients.

 Click on the link to fill out the form for Kotex to mail you some free pads, liners, or tampons. They give you 4 different choices to pick from. I haven't received them yet to photograph. However I did receive my box of 5 different sized Tena pads of varying absorbance, 3 different Poise pads that came in a cute little purse, and a box of 2 absorbency Depends full underwear pads. The last three samples are for leakage from the bladder, but can easily be used for menstruation purposes as well. And of course they all came with 2$ off coupons!

This yogurt is amazing. They have such a random variety of flavors with some spicy jalapeno with fruit, lemon, blueberry, raspberry, etc. They mail you a coupon and you just bring it in to any grocery store, grab your yogurt, check out with the coupon and it's free! You can send them to your friends too! Everybody gets a yogurt!

Thanks for checking these out! A lot of companies will also mail you free stickers, which I have gotten a lot of! It's always fun getting mail and little presents, and even cooler saving money. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Grandma's Paintings

My grandma is such a talented artist. For Christmas last year I asked her to paint me a piece to lighten up my college apartment. I showed her some pictures to get an idea of the floral design I was imagining, then my idea to do it on three separate canvases, and she out did herself! My grandma is awesome for all the patience, weeks, effort, paint, time, and love put into these. I love the final result and I love my sweet grandma.