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Humpday Confessions & Giveaway!

1st October 2014

Well, hello, humpday. It’s been awhile since I’ve confessed to celebrate this fine day of hump. I guess that means I have a lot to get off my chest since it’s been at least a month since my last confession, and I have a few doozies.

Disneyland Collage / hellorigby! Since this post is mostly about my September, I figured I’d share some photos from the favorite thing I did in September. Disneyland!

Rigby has fleas. Again.

I remember one of my first times linking up for Humpday Confessions, I shared that I found a flea on Rigby and how I felt like a terrible Dog Mom. Well, here we are again. I’m not quite sure how this happened, but I’m thinking his flea meds were basically due and one little flea jumped ship from one dog to Rigby at daycare, and here we are. While I don’t think we have a serious infestation, it’s still gross and we definitely are feeling itchy (the mind likes to play dirty, dirty tricks when it comes to bugs!)

I’m terrible at keeping up and being organized.

I’d like to think I’m super good at planning out my blog posts, responding to email, having my sh*t together. You know, the big girl stuff. This past month I feel like I totally failed at many of those things. I just overbooked September, between being on vacation for an entire week (and having way less downtime than expected), then coming home to real life and preplanned events… it was a lot. Don’t get me wrong, I fulfilled all of my commitments, and everything got done… but there may have been some hair-pull-out-worthy situations along the way. Fingers crossed October goes easy on me.

And speaking of, I’ve been terrible at remembering all the things.

For instance, I just realized my Mom’s birthday is this weekend. (Hi Mom! Just kidding, I don’t think she’s ever read my blog.) Sure I knew it was coming up, but for some reason associating it with this weekend was not processing. Further proof I’m a big fail. Maybe I need another vacation.

What I am good at (I hope) is bringing you things you like.

One of them is this cute clutch from GiGi New York, and it’s adorable small and such a pretty color. Nina and her sponsors are giving it away to one lucky winner this month, and that could be you. Get yourself entered below!

I’m so excited to raffle off a GiGi New York baby bag, beloved by fashion bloggers, bloggers, and fashionistas alike. And I get to do with it some of my fave girls. Happy Monday. Am I right? GIGI IMG_8764
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So tell me, what’s something you’ve been excelling or failing at this month? I’d love to hear how you keep everything organized too if you have any suggestions!

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Rigby Reviews I and Love and You + Giveaway!

30th September 2014

If you like cute pictures of Rigby, well, this is your post. Rigby’s hanging out on the blog today to tell you all about his experiences with I and love and you raw dog food, in his own words. Take it away, little man!

Arroooo mommy’s blog humans! I’m back to tell you about this funky fresh food that mom’s been feeding me lately. I say funky, because mom has to do all this weird stuff in the sink with it before she gives it to me. I don’t understand why I can’t just eat it straight out of the bag, but I digress. I am just a dog. A really cute one, apparently. Humom tells me all the time that someone said I was cute on Twitter or Instagram. Thanks blog humans, I’m sure you’re cute too!

Anyways, humom is telling me I need to get to the point and tell you about the food she’s been feeding me. All I know is that it tastes good, doesn’t give me the toots, and overall I feel like a brand new dog. And oh my dog, the taste of the food is exceptional! I think the angels sing when mom finally sets down the bowl and tells me “okay!” She also has been on her A-game lately, because I’ve also been able to sample the I and love and you Free Ranger Bully Stix and the Nothin’ but Chicken Bites. Holy yum, dogman, it’s delicious!


For more information about the oh-my-dog-alicious raw foods and treats we got to taste test from I and love and you, be sure to view our vlog from last week. We talked all about the pros and cons of raw dog food!


Oh, and before I go, mom wanted me to share that one of you lucky blog humans will win your own gift basket from I and love and you to try some of their favorites and best sellers!

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Thanks to I and love and you for graciously providing us with samples to try and share with our fellow doggie lovers! All opinions are are own!

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Skin Care Products for Acne Prone Dry Skin / hellorigby!

What I Put On My Face

26th September 2014

…Or I could title this seriously and call it “My Favorite Skin Care Products for Acne Prone Dry Skin.” But that’s less fun, so I’m leaving it.

And yeah, you read that right, this acne suffering chick has dry skin, not an oil slick. As my esthetician (the fancy name for Lexi, my girl at skoah where I get facials) tells me, its the dry skin that’s at least partially responsible for my break outs and clogged pores. Awesome, right?

But in all seriousness, I thought it’d be fun to share my favorite skin care, because some of these items have saved my life (slight exaggeration) and made me much happier come that special time of the month.

Full disclosure, I did receive one of these items as a press sample, but I was not paid to write this post, just asked to review it. But because straight up product reviews are boring and I’ve had my daily skin care regimen in my drafts for awhile, I figured now was as good as time as any to share it. :)

A Few Products My Dry Acne Prone Skin Cannot Live Without

Skin Care Products for Acne Prone Dry Skin / hellorigby! What I Put On My Eyes

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Birchbox September 2014 Review / hellorigby!

Birchbox vs. Ipsy September 2014

24th September 2014

So, last month I mentioned that I was considering dropping a monthly beauty subscription. Well, that didn’t happen. I’m still enjoying both subscriptions for different reasons and for now will be keeping both.

But, in an effort to condense the amount of sub box reviews (because in my reader survey a lot of you told me these really aren’t your favorites, which I totally get) I’m going to try to combine these and tell you which box I preferred this month.

Sound fun?

First up is my Birchbox for September 2014, and this month they are celebrating their third year of business.  The theme of this month’s box was “Fresh Paint.”

Birchbox September 2014 Review / hellorigby!

Birchbox September 2014

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I and love and you Raw Dog Food Review Vlog / hellorigby!

Pros and Cons of Raw Dog Food Vlog

22nd September 2014

Rigby’s hanging out on the blog today… well, technically he’s vlogging with me! (And hating it, by the way. He’s kind of a diva.) We’re sharing our experiences with feeding raw dog food, and why we chose to make the switch away from kibble. Plus, our friends at I and love and you sent us some of their dehydrated raw food to try (and they’ve definitely won Rigby over with some of their recipes!)

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