I Have Never Won Anything

I am not kidding when I say that I have never won anything in my entire 23 years. I enter drawings at times for the heck of it. Never win. Not even like a free drink. Sad, I know. (;

Well, I have exciting new for you: I finally won something! The first thing I have ever won was…

A Free Three Month Gym Membership.

Ha! I do not know if that is a joke or a sign. Either way, I am taking advantage of the opportunity.

The gym is a very upscale gym located in the city where I work. The family who owns the gym actually has opened multiple locations over the years in Decatur, Hartselle, Madison, Huntsville, Guntersville and Pell City. Maybe you’ve heard of them? Benders Gym. I have the opportunity of using their newest million dollar facility free of charge for three months. What a deal! Free Group Fit classes, tanning, child care, 2 complimentary sessions with a personal trainer, smoothie bar, secure access. Oh, and every piece of cardio equipment has a built in flat screen TV in it. WHAT? So, I guess everyone can scratch of the excuse about not missing their show is why they did not go to the gym… Ha!

Honestly, though, the place really is amazing. I wish they would build one in the town where I live. Now THAT would be convenient enough to make my cough up the extra for their memberships.

Wouldn’t you love to say you were a member of a health club that looked like this??


So far I have worked cardio and legs on Day One, and the next day I worked cardio and upper body. I am hoping next week to start attending at least one class per week. Free means Free. Only have until July 24 so I am going to us the opportunity to my fullest advantage! (;

Because of the amazing opportunity at this elite gym is holding me more accountable. Which is a good thing!!

Have you won something unusual  from a drawing win? What all have you won in drawings?




Dove VoxBox

voxbox-blogimage-popup2Have you ever heard of Influenster? Today I am so excited to share with you about my first ever VoxBox!

A little about Influenster: it is an online community where you join, write reviews on products, answer other reviewers’ questions, share your review blogs or social media posts on products, and earn points for doing so. After you earn certain points about these different items and badges, you become eligible to answer a questionnaire and see if you qualify to receive a VoxBox. What is a VoxBox? A VoxBox contains freebies from companies who have sought out Influenster’s community members to review their products and give honest review and facts about the product. You are able to do this at absolutely no charge. The one requirement: use the product and make sure you log in to your Influenster account and truthfully provide your experience with the product.

So, why are you not already a member?

When I first joined, I answered every quiz available and reviewed item after item that I had used before. I checked literally every day, but my Influenster Score was not going up. WHAT? This was impossible. So after about three weeks, I began to only review products every few days. Maybe three times a week. FINALLY, my score showed up. Now that is what I thought! Ha!

A few weeks ago, I received the long awaited email… I qualified to take a questionnaire to see if I would then be accepted to receive a potential VoxBox product. Next I received an email telling me that my sweet little VoxBox had shipped! Woohoo! I checked the tracking info every second day. (Hey, it’s the little things.)

My package arrived today, and although it doesn’t hold four bottles of perfumes and snazzy new face creams, I’m pretty excited to try it out and see what all of the fuss is about. Plus, it is free. Who doesn’t like free?

Here is what I received in my first VoxBox:


I realized as I read about this product, that I had recently seen a commercial for it on TV. Apparently every time we shave our underarms, 36% of what we remove is skin. Wow, ladies, did you know that? That was my “you learn something new every day” moment for today. (I will add, it also seemed a little gross to think about.) Plus, I never really gave THAT much thought about the skin of my armpit. Has anyone? If you have, I feel compelled to tell you that you can keep that information to yourself. Unless you’re a dermatologist, then I totally understand.

I plan to start using the product tomorrow morning. I will now for the first time pay serious attention to the skin of my armpits and see if I notice a difference. I will seriously give an honest review either way. (Check back for a later blog on that.)

If you would love to have the opportunity to review complimentary products and help companies improve their products based on honest opinions, join me at Influenster.


Good luck! And happy reviewing!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.