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Sponsored Post: Helix returns to Syfy tomorrow night!

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Are you a fan of Helix on Syfy?  I’ve seen the first season – and I cannot WAIT for the second season! I haven’t watched many shows on Syfy, but this one had me hooked! I’m not going to lie, the reason I tuned in was because Billy Campbell stars in it. I have a pretty decent crush on Billy Campbell. I am also kind of in love with Steven Weber, who also stars in Helix. Rounding the cast is the stunning female lead, Kyra Zagorsky. The show gets you hooked from the first episode! In case you haven’t watched the first season – you’re not far behind! It’s the kind of show you can definitely pick up at Season 2!

Did you watch season 1? Were you one of the 18 million who watched the critically acclaimed first season? I don’t want to give too much away about the first season, so here’s a small recap!

In case you’ve missed the first season:

Centers for Disease Control scientists Drs. Alan Farragut and Julia Walker, who used to be married, have seen their share of disease outbreaks in their time with the agency. But they have not experienced anything like what they see at high-tech research facility Arctic BioSystems. When the two lead the rapid response team that investigates a possible disease outbreak at Arctic, they enter a life-and-death struggle that has more to it than a standard outbreak. They discover that the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg and the truth unravels as the virus evolves. In the end, the battle could hold the key to mankind’s salvation … or total annihilation.

So what happens in season 2!? What is going on!?

I have it on good authority that we can expect the following from season 2:

- GMOs (playing god and changing nature without understanding the consequences)
– We are what we eat, but we don’t know what we’re eating or what effect it will have on us
– Farms are the new laboratories: Farms as Pharma. How far is too far?
– Cults
– The secretive nature of fanatical societies
– Intoxicating effect of power and dangerous things people do when they feel righteous
– Dangers of blindly following someone down dark paths/being a pawn in someone else’s game

Helix Season 2 airs Fridays at 10pm, premiering January 16th

DON’T MISS OUT!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Syfy, but the opinions here are 100% my own. 

Posted Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Allison Williams stuns on the new cover of Glamour Magazine

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Who’s excited for season 4 of ‘Girls’!? I am VERY excited, to say the least! I hope this year is more…. funny…. but I’ll watch it anyway.

‘Girls’ actress Allison Williams landed the February 2015 cover of Glamour Magazine, and she’s never looked better! The 26-year-old opens up about her upcoming wedding to fiance and College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen (the two have been engaged since February 2014).

Allison told Glamour that she’s planning ahead for her future.

“I have a lot of questions: How do I get to a place in my career where I can go be a mom for a little while, and then come back and be a mom and an actress at the same time?” the 26-year-old TV star wonders.

Who gives her advice? “Every time I find a woman in film, an actress who has kids, I, like a sociopath, corner her and ask, ‘How did it work?’ Everyone says, ‘Don’t think so much.’ [Jemima Kirke], from Girls, is always saying, ‘Just get pregnant! Just have a baby.’ And I’m like, ‘You are so much cooler than I am.’ I love what I do, but I have no doubt that when I start my family, that’s life. This is my job, but that’s life.”

For now, Williams focused on playing Marnie on HBO’s Girls, which returns for its fourth season Sunday. She’ll star in the series for “as long as they’ll have me,” she says. “I would never ever get sick of playing her, because there is no sense of ‘Oh, I’ve done that already.’ It’s all new—new scenarios, new feelings.”

Williams has guest-starred on FOX’s The Mindy Project and played the titular role in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, but she has yet to appear in a movie. Of course, that’s also on her to-do list. “The number of scripts that take my breath away are few and far between,” she explains to Glamour. “There are some that are gorgeous, but I want to play all the male roles in them. I always ask, and I’m always told no.”

Finding the right roles—on TV, on film and on stage—is important to the relative newcomer. “I have vague EGOT goals. Who doesn’t?” she asks. “I have zero of those so far, so I have a lot of work to do.”

Focusing on achieving her career goals has helped Williams to ignore her hater, whose criticisms aren’t limited to her acting abilities. What’s her biggest gripe? “Being analyzed about my weight drives me crazy. It’s easier to say, ‘Oh, she must be anorexic and depriving herself,’ than it is to say, ‘She might have a fast metabolism,'” she says. “I deprive myself nothing. But that’s an annoying thing to say, right?”

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Posted Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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Walgreen’s Has Everything To Start a Happy, Healthy and Beautiful New Year! #STARTSHERE

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Erin and I have been friends for 29 years now and part of that long term friendship is sharing our goals with each other. We both sat down to pick our top two resolutions for 2015 and wanted to share them with you. Walgreens gave us some fantastic products to help us achieve our goals and even better they are letting us give one of our lucky readers and AMAZING prize package. So keep on reading to see what is on our resolution list this year and make sure to enter the contest!

Jocelyn’s New Year’s Resolutions:

# 1 READ MORE!

This has been on my Resolution list for years, and this year I’m finally doing something about it! Erin and I started a book club we call “My Book Club Has a Wine Problem.” We decided it was high time we start reading more – and this year I plan to read, READ, READ! We’ve knocked out a couple books already, and I’m currently tackling the 500-page “Marie Antionette: The Journey” by Antionia Fraser. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds for me!

#2 SLOW DOWN

This is a huge problem of mine. My day-to-day life is currently 70 MPH. I need to take a step back, and slow the heck down. I fill my days with so many activities and unnecessary things that I’m not taking the time to slow down and enjoy my life. Enjoy my husband, enjoy my kids. My boys are 12 and 14 and life is happening way to quickly. They will be gone before I know it! I need to really try and tone down my activity level this year and spend some time really focusing on the things that are really important. I think as adults we all get so swept up in our day-to-day lives that we really forget to slow down and enjoy what we actually have. With my kids getting older, I need to grasp onto as much as I can – while I still am able! Soon they won’t want me interfering with anything (but I’ll still try!).

The picture above is from one of our last Oregon Coast trips of the year. That’s my 12 year old. How time flies!

Erin’s New Year’s Resolutions:

#1 Drink more water.

I think health in general is dependent on getting enough water something I have been lacking. So I have the Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle to help me with this goal.  This BPA-free water bottle features a one-touch AUTOSEAL lid that automatically seals between sips to eliminate spills and leaks. Since I started using it I have already doubled my water intake!

#2 Move More.

I like working out but I can be prone to a hard workout in the morning then getting locked into my desk all day. I am excited to be trying out the  Walgreens Activity Tracker which is way better that  your momma’s old pedometer. This cool little bracelet tracks my steps, calories burned, miles per day and also tracks my sleep. On top of all those nifty features it also shows my texts and phone call so I can keep in the loop even when racking up the miles. My kids loving checking to see how many steps I have gone and its a great reminder to get up and move.

We want to know what your resolutions are! And we have an amazing giveaway to send off to one lucky reader!!

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This fantastic prize pack will include:

  • $75 Walgreens gift card
  • CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara in Very Black
  • CoverGirl Outlast lip color in Plum Berry
  • Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème
  • Pantene Weekly Rehab Crème
  • Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects
  • Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh toothpaste 5.5oz
  • ZzzQuil Liquicaps 24ct
  • TimeSmart 2015 Monthly Planner
  • Walgreens Digital Pedometer
  • Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle
  • Reusable Walgreens tote bag

Be sure to enter our contest and check out your local Walgreen’s to check out all the great items from COVERGIRL, Olay and Crest to get your started on a healthy and beautiful New Year! #STARTSHERE

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for P&G and Walgreens. We were sent items listed above to sample and all opinions are my own from my own personal use of these products.

Posted Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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