Thursday, July 16, 2009

Got Dropps?


Our friends over at Alice (see the cute button on the upper right of our site?) are hosting a great giveaway that I thought I should bring to the attention of Ascending Butterfly readers. It's very much in line with our mission statement 'to seek out and provide sources of inspiration'.


Let me tell you why this giveaway has inspired a special blog post for today. I am a city butterfly, and in my urban jungle which includes a building sans elevator, I dread lugging jugs of laundry detergent from the market back home and up five flights of steps. I also hate lugging soda bottles, so if those nice folks who have soda making machines are reading this, I'd love to review your fine product! :)


ah, but I digress! About the size of a C battery, each "dropp" contains super-concentrated detergent. In addition to being phosphate and NPE free, the unscented and dye-free version is also free of harsh enzymes. A lack of enzymes also keeps colors looking brighter longer. The pods are septic-friendly, completely biodegrade, compatible with energy-efficient washers, safe to use on delicates and easy to use. Throw one or two pods in the machine (depending on the size of the load) and your clothes will come out fresh and clean!


Unfortunately I haven't yet been sent any of these to review (would love to though!), but our Friends at Alice are having a giveaway where FIVE, yes five readers stand a shot at winning Dropps! I have already entered for my chance at winning, and hope you will do the same!


First join Alice, by pressing HERE!
Then come back and just press on the Graphic above of Dropps to be linked straight to the giveaway, or press HERE!


Thursday, July 16, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration AND Three super giveaways!



We are one day closer to Friday! One of my favorite lessons in school was learning why each day of the week has it's specific name. Thursday is also known as -- Thor's day. Thor is the Norse god of thunder. He is represented as riding a chariot drawn by goats and wielding the hammer Miölnir. Where can you wield a hammer in your life?


Not literally of course! But are there areas of your life that need radical change? I know mine does! Spend some time on Thor's day wielding your hammer for GOOD. Use it to break things. Break Bad Habits. Break through old pains, and truly let them all go this time.


Use Thor's hammer in your life to make a new start. Who says renewal is only for Spring time?


Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of, say creative if you are experiencing writers block) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will break all bad habits, I will release the past and move forward in renewal .'


Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!


Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here!


Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:
OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and THREE Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx


Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!


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Today's Butterfly - Featured Sites of the Day


1. Enter to win a lovely Butterfly Kisses Lariat Necklace sponsored by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry HERE!







2. Enter to win one of TWO awesome pieces of shapewear sponsored by Tres Sleek HERE!



Remember: Friday, July 17, 2009 is the LAST day to enter the Tres Sleek Giveaway! So get in your entries TODAY!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration AND Three super giveaways!

The week is truly flying by! So much so, that I forgot until a dear friend pointed out that yesterday was Ascending Butterfly's one month 'blog-a-versary'. If you haven't already done so, please add this blog to your Technorati favorites. You can press the button on the upper right hand side, and right underneath the technorati button is our Twitter button, follow our editor!

It's been an entire month of sharing and receiving inspiration! I feel filled with gratitude to be able to share this journey with all of you, and that all of you choose to spend some time out from your busy day here. THANK YOU.

Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of, say creative if you are experiencing writers block) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'Perserverance Pays off, I will not be deterred from my dreams.'

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here!

Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:
OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and THREE Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

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Today's Butterfly - Featured Sites of the Day
Don't forget to enter our THREE Amazing Giveaways:

1. Enter to win a lovely Butterfly Kisses Lariat Necklace sponsored by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry HERE!



2. Enter to win one of TWO awesome pieces of shapewear sponsored by Tres Sleek HERE!



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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration AND Three super giveaways!




I spent yesterday late afternoon in the park. I needed some time to connect with nature, to connect with others, spend some time people watching and of course sneak in a few moments just to breathe deeply and connect with myself.


Living in the 'city that never sleeps' can be downright exhausting sometimes. Especially when it seems as though our collective mantra is 'time is money'. But it isn't and it shouldn't be.


I needed that time, to be in the middle of green grass, surrounded by trees and the sound of children's laughter, the loud clack of people playing baseball, or the thump, thump, thump of kids shooting hoops!


That is what I wish for you my Ascending Butterflies, some time for yourself on this crazy journey!


Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I connect with Nature, I am one with the beauty that surrounds me.'


Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!


Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here!


Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:
OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and THREE Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx


Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!


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Don't forget to enter our THREE Amazing Giveaways:


1. Enter to win a lovely Butterfly Kisses Lariat Necklace sponsored by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry HERE!







2. Enter to win one of TWO awesome pieces of shapewear sponsored by Tres Sleek HERE!




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Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration AND Three super giveaways!


Happy Monday and welcome to a new week filled with new goals, new wishes and new opportunities to make things better! Today is always the busiest day of the work week, with voicemails to return, emails to answer, and the begining of a new week's 'To-Do' List. This week will bring in many new things, embrace them all, enjoy what comes and release what does not work for you!

Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I embrace the new.'

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here!

Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx


Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

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Don't forget to enter our TWO Amazing Giveaways:


1. Enter to win a lovely Butterfly Kisses Lariat Necklace sponsored by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry HERE!


2. Enter to win one of TWO awesome pieces of shapewear sponsored by Tres Sleek HERE!

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Moment of Gratitude - Weekly Recap






OK My Ascending Butterflies, I got quite a few emails asking if I still live in gratitude because my daily moment of gratitude has been missing in action. Yes, I am still very much living in gratitude, and this week did yield a lot to be grateful for! This may become a weekly feature instead of a daily though!



1. It was a great mail week! In follow up, this week I received my Nintendo Wii! A win from one of my favorite sites and also if you remember, a past 'Today's Butterfly'. I can't wait to start playing, it's going to become the highlight of our weekly game night with friends and family! If you'd like to join me in winning, check them out here:





BrandPort Sweeps



2. I am very much grateful, for not one but TWO sponsors offering Ascending Butterfly amazing prizes! We have three prizes currently being offered!


(a) Enter to win a Butterfly Kisses Lariat from Emily Elizabeth Jewelry by pressing the picture below:





(b) Enter to win one of TWO fabulous ShapeWear prizes from Tres Sleek by pressing on either of the two pictures below:













3. I am also very grateful for the amazing giveaways and awesome product reviews we have lined up, it's truly going to be an amazing summer at Ascending Butterfly!
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Remember, attitude really does determine altitude. Live everyday in gratitude.
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It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me ( @Tracy_Iglesias ) on Twitter here
Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:
OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx
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Also, don't forget to 'digg' this thread, by pressing the 'digg' button on the upper left!
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Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009 - - Today's Words of Inspiration

I'm sure you can all join me in a hearty T.G.I.F. and not the chain restaurant! It's been an amazingly productive week here at Ascending Butterfly, I truly hope it's been a productive AND fulfilling week for each and every one of you as well!

Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I give myself the same love, care and attention that I do for my family, friends and work. I matter.'

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here:

http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias

Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4ThxMake this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

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Don't forget to enter our TWO Amazing Giveaways:

1. Enter to win a lovely Butterfly Kisses Lariat Necklace sponsored by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry:

http://ascendingbutterfly.blogspot.com/2009/07/tuesday-july-07-2009-todays-butterfly.html

2. Enter to win awesome shapewear sponsored by Tres Sleek:

http://ascendingbutterfly.blogspot.com/2009/07/monday-july-6-2009-todays-butterfly-and.html

Stop and be thankful for something good today.
Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration

Thursday, July 09, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration

I have many daily sources of inspiration, one day I will take the time to list them, a directory of happiness of sorts. I make it a strong point to get happiness in my inbox as well. Newsletters that fill me with inspiration and make opening emails a pleasure instead of a chore.

Today I point you Gaiam (which I did once last month with a great recipe!). I honestly couldn't have said it better today myself, so dear readers, for your inspiration today, look here:

http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/How-to-Use-Visualization-to-Heal-Physically-or-Emotionally.html

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias
Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

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Don't forget to enter our TWO Amazing Giveaways:

1. Enter to win a lovely Butterfly Kisses Lariat Necklace sponsored by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry:
http://ascendingbutterfly.blogspot.com/2009/07/tuesday-july-07-2009-todays-butterfly.html

2. Enter to win awesome shapewear sponsored by Tres Sleek:
http://ascendingbutterfly.blogspot.com/2009/07/monday-july-6-2009-todays-butterfly-and.html

Stop and be thankful for something good today.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration

Wow! Ascending Butterfly readers are certainly observant! I have received quite a number of emails asking where is 'Today's Words of Inspiration'? They were indeed missing on Monday and Tuesday! It fills me with gratitude to know that you appreciate this opportunity to start your day on a positive note!

My apologies but I was working super hard to coordinate the TWO amazing giveaways and product reviews we are featuring this week! Not to mention the summer of surprises to come!

Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I visualize my goals and desires clearly, and make them manifest'.


Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!


Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Don't forget to enter The Tres Sleek (body shaping garments) Giveaway sponsored by:


Press the above logo to go directly to our giveaway!


AND

Don't forget to enter Emily Elizabeth Butterfly Kisses Lariat Giveaway sponsored by:




Press the above logo to go directly to our giveaway!

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias


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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Emily Elizabeth Jewelry Giveaway - NOW CLOSED

Digg!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW ENTRIES AT THIS TIME.

OUR WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. AND HAS 48 HOURS TO CONFIRM. ONCE WINNER HAS CONFIRMED, THEIR USER NAME WILL BE POSTED HERE AND ON THE HOME PAGE.

THANKS TO EMILY ELIZABETH FOR SPONSORING THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY. AND THANK YOU READERS, THIS HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS RESPONSE!

STAY TUNED FOR A NEW FEATURE AND GIVEAWAY COMING SOON AND DON'T FORGET TO ENTER FOR THE TRES SLEEK SHAPEWEAR BEFORE IT EXPIRES! ENTER HERE!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
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Sponsored by



We promised you this would be an amazing week at Ascending Butterfly! We have a summer of surprises in store for you dear readers! Not only do we offer you daily inspiration, the greatest deals on the web and an introduction to the best of the best both online and off, but we also get the chance to share these great finds with YOU. How cool is that? Just when I thought today was going to be another rainy day in the city, the mail offered up quite a surprise!

What do the words 'Modern. Feminine. Classic.' make you think of? (Aside from me silly! LOL) It makes me think of today's woman: a constantly evolving mix of what has always worked partnered with what is very 'now'.

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Butterfly Kisses Lariat - Sweet, delicate and perfectly pretty. A small but detailed butterfly gracefully flutters on your chest. Plated in 14kt gold. Retails for $50 at http://emilyelizabethjewelry.com/
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Today it is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to the Butterfly Kisses Lariat by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry! It arrives in a shiny black box with the Emily Elizabeth logo and inside includes both a polishing cloth and shine/buff cloth, makes a beautiful gift! It's graceful, and delicate but certainly turns heads!
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I wouldn't be be doing my duty as a butterfly obsessed gal if I neglected to point out there is another stunning butterfly necklace at the Emily Elizabeth site, the Butterfly Duo Necklace is just plain stunning and I also recommend it highly. (maybe I can wrangle it as a future giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? hint, hint, wink, wink! I'm absolutely shameless when it comes to Ascending Butterfly!)
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Giveaway Time: One lucky Ascending Butterfly reader will win a Butterfly Kisses Lariat by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry! All you have to do in order to be qualified for a chance to win is to visit emilyelizabethjewelry.com and leave a comment telling us what other piece other than the Lariat and the Butterfly Duo Necklace you like, AND you must also follow this blog to enter! They don’t say ‘membership (or in this case, readership, has it’s privileges for nothing!) This is also open to the boys, just tell us what other jewelry item you'd get aside from the two referenced above and who you'd get it for!

Please leave a separate comment for each item that you have completed stating that you have done so. Winners who don’t claim prize within 48 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be selected. Please leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com)

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, so no worries if your comment doesn't appear on the site right away. This giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike, but you must follow this blog for your entry to count. You have from now until Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 11:59 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. Winner will be announced shortly after Wednesday, August 5th! Giveaway open to USA only.


EXTRA CREDIT:

  • Follow Emily Elizabeth Jewelry on Twitter (http://twitter.com/emilyejewelry) and give me your twitter ID in a comment
  • Follow me @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave the URL in a comment - you can just cut and paste the following into twitter "OK to RT: Enter to win the Emily Elizabeth Jewelry Giveaway at Ascending Butterfly today - http://tiny.cc/1OOkG"
  • Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment
  • * DAILY EXTRA CREDIT FOR VOTING DAILY: There Should Always Be A Safe Place for Children, Vote YES here - http://bit.ly/16HKW6

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It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias

Twitter love re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Enter to win the Emily Elizabeth Jewelry Giveaway at Ascending Butterfly today - http://tiny.cc/1OOkG

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

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Winner Announcement



Just wanted to take a moment to announce the winner of our First Annual Fourth of July Contest sponsored by Mimobot!

**Congratulations to our winner Oceanwytch!**

Oceanwytch said "I really love Swirl, but I also really love Pirate Nero. . .'

You can shop for your own Mimobot by pressing the picture above, or clicking here!
Thanks again to the great folks at Mimobot for making our First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway such a success and so fun!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Très Sleek™ Giveaway

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WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations to Tina12312 and to CMWheeler!!!

Don't forget to enter the Emily Elizabeth Butterfly Kisses Lariat Necklace giveaway HERE!

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Très Sleek™ Giveaway!

Sponsored by


Founded in early 2008 by Lee Ann Stevenson, Très Sleek™ introduced the first arm shape-wear of its kind. Lee Ann identified a void in the shape-wear market after talking to countless women who expressed their frustration with tops that just didn’t fit right. Delving further into the problem, Lee found even more women who felt that the only options for eliminating flabby or bulgy trouble spots were invasive, or required suffering through an unflattering wardrobe.

Lee’s company philosophy is expressed in the following quote:
“I have made it my priority to search for easy ways to address our figure flaws while making it affordable to every woman.” Created specifically to appeal to females who want fast results, Lee brings her own perspective as a wife, friend, mother, and—first and foremost—a woman, to her product development process.

"In my opinion shapewear is a tool to enhance our figure, not hide it" says Lee Ann Stevenson CEO and Creator of Très Sleek™". Finally we live in a time where being shapely is celebrated and having curves is the must have accessory". " With every product I create, my goal is to nip and tuck the areas that time, age, genetics, busy schedules, and pregnancy have re-designed, leaving a naturally sexy and sculpted silhouette".

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Ascending Butterfly is very excited to be able to introduce our readers to a company who feels it’s important to make women feel more comfortable and confident in the skin they are in! Not only have we made Très Sleek™ 'Today’s Butterfly' featured site, but we have teamed up with Très Sleek™ to offer Ascending Butterfly Readers a chance to win this amazing shape-wear! How cool is that?~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~




BRAdigy™ Camisole




The BRAdigy™ Camisole is designed to embody the style and comfort of a favorite tank top, this new breed of Cami features thicker straps for comfort and support, and extra length to smooth where it counts. A slightly higher-cut neckline meant to minimize spillover of cleavage and underarm flesh. With its appealing silhouette and variety of colors to choose from, this is one cami whose straps don't need to be concealed, and can even peek out tastefully from under a jacket. Did we mention that this item is also offered in two-toned combinations allowing you to switch between black and nude, or white and black in one bra or cami? So many women are forced to spend good money on multiple camisoles for different color choices. Well now you can get two in one with BRAdigy™ collection. Now that's smart!

Colors: Black, Lipstick Red, Chocolate, Marshmello, Black, Nude, Hot Pink

Sizes: XS-4X, Price 31.95 solids, 41.95 reversible.

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SHRINX™

Shape Shift-Her Collection

Compress yourself with the new and improved, Shrinx™. We've extended in two directions the traditional waist nipper and through this new design have created an all in one slimming garment that addresses common female trouble spots.

  • Lightweight and compressive nylon/spandex blend
  • Smoothes from underneath breast to upper thigh
  • Eliminates back bulge
  • No ill fitting bra shelf to deal with
  • No clasps or painful hooks
  • Wear under tops, dresses, pants, and skirts
  • Anchor underneath bra for extra security
  • Long enough to tuck into pants/skirt to prevent rolling

Colors: Nude and Black

Sizes: S-3X, $29.95

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Giveaway Time
: Two lucky Ascending Butterfly readers will win either a BRAdigy™ Camisole, or a Shrinx™! All you have to do in order to be qualified for a chance to win is to visit Tres Sleek™ and leave a comment on why you need or would like this, and where you plan to wear it AND you must also follow this blog to enter! They don’t say ‘membership (or in this case, readership, has it’s privileges for nothing!)

Please leave a separate comment for each item that you have completed stating that you have done so.

Winners who don’t claim prize within 48 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be selected. Please leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com)

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! This giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike, but you must follow this blog for your entry to count. You have from now until Friday, July 17, 2009 at 11:59 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. Winner will be announced shortly after Monday, July 20th! Giveaway open to USA only.

EXTRA CREDIT:

    • Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment

    • Follow me @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascending
      butterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

    • Tweet about this giveaway and leave the URL in a comment. Copy and paste the following: "OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Enter to win the Tres Sleek Giveaway at Ascending Butterfly today - http://tiny.cc/WGB0b"

    • DAILY EXTRA CREDIT FOR VOTING DAILY: There Should Always Be A Safe Place for Children, Vote YES here - http://bit.ly/16HKW6

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Deal Alert: Buy a Tankteeni™ and use the coupon code, tank4me, for 10% off your purchase or buy a De quart or Pleine bundle pack and use the coupon code, armed4summer, to get 15% off!====================================

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





Monday, July 6, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration - Welcome Back Monday!

Hope everyone had a happy, safe, and healthy Fourth of July Weekend! For those that went away for the weekend, Welcome Back! I know it's tempting to arrive super early today, skip lunch and try as hard as you can to knock down the billions (okay hundreds) of emails in your inbox but remember PACE yourself! We have a very busy week ahead here at Ascending Butterfly with great product introductions, reviews and not ONE but TWO giveaways coming up! (For those of you off today, make sure to spend some time outdoors and enjoy your freedom!)

Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will pace myself today'.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here

Our First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway sponsored by Mimobot, has come to an end. The winner is commenter 'OceanWytch'. Congratulations!

Stay tuned for our Today's Butterfly, there will be a NEW giveaway posted soon!

FYI - As a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, only 500 Luke Dagobah Variants will be produced. Available at the MIMOBOT booths #2913 and #4938 at Comic Con, July 22 - 26.

Star Wars Fans please check out iJedi.org here!

Special Thanks to the great folks at Mimobot for making our First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway such a fun one for everyone! We definitely received a lot of positive feedback from our readers and hope to work with Mimobot again soon!

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday, July 03-05, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration - Happy Fourth of July USA!




Friday, July 03-05, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration - Happy Fourth of July USA!

Even Ascending Butterflies enjoy National Holidays! Ascending Butterfly will be on vacation from Friday, July 3, 2009 through Sunday, July 05, 2009. We wish you all readers a Happy Fourth of July.

Use this weekend to create memories. Spend time with friends and family, whether you spend your day at a park, beach, picnic, or just stay home and cookout in the backyard, have a safe, healthy and happy day.

Spend a moment sending a prayer of thanks to our troops for their bravery, for their sacrifice and for their courage!

Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'Today I celebrate my freedom and thank all those that help me to keep it'.


Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!


Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.


It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias


Don't forget to enter The Fourth of July Giveaway sponsored by Mimobot. This giveaway ends on Sunday, July 05, 2009 at 11:59 pm. This will be the last weekend we will be accepting entries. A winner will be selected and notified on Monday July 06, 2009. Once the winner confirms, their username will be posted here.

This is your last chance to enter, you may do so HERE!

FYI - As a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, only 500 Luke Dagobah Variants will be produced. Available at the MIMOBOT booths #2913 and #4938 at Comic Con, July 22 - 26.

Star Wars Fans please check out iJedi.org here!

Ascending Butterfly welcomes iJedi readers!

Special Thanks to the great folks at Mimobot for making our First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway such a fun one for everyone!


Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!



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Thursday, July 02, 2009 - Today's Moment of Gratitude

Thursday, July 02, 2009 - Today's Moment of Gratitude

- For the many opportunities that have presented themselves this week to add value to the reader experience on Ascending Butterfly! There are great things in the works dear readers, stay tuned!

- For our sponsor, Mimobot who is sponsoring Ascending Butterfly's First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway! Looking for the Fourth of July Giveaway? Don't forget to show our sponsor some love! Enter Here

- For having to come up with creative contingency plans for a summer that has offered up nothing but rainy days! Indoor fun with a little help from my friends. (although I probably should have been taking advantage and cleaning my closets, LOL)

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can connect with me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

We welcome our new friends from iJedi.org, they can be found here!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009 - Today's Butterfly










Thursday, July 02, 2009 - Today's Butterfly


In honor of our First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway, sponsored by Mimobot, Today's Butterfly will be the same to allow readers more time to enter! How cool is that?Click HERE!

FYI - As a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, only 500 Luke Dagobah Variants will be produced. Available at the MIMOBOT booths #2913 and #4938 at Comic Con, July 22 - 26.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can connect with me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

We welcome our new friends from iJedi.org, they can be found here!

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Thursday, July 02, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration


Thursday, July 02, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration


It's already day 2 of a new month! So much to accomplish and so little time. So it seems. Summer should be a time of rest and relaxation, yet for many it is not. You may not be able to reduce your number of obligations today, but have you made it a point to make yourself one of them? Today, add yourself to your 'to-do' list!


Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'Today I make my needs a priority'.


Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!


Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.


It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias



Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!


Don't forget to enter The Fourth of July Giveaway sponsored by Mimobot HERE!



Star Wars Fans please check out iJedi.org here! Ascending Butterfly welcomes iJedi readers!


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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - Today's Moment of Gratitude

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - Today's Moment of Gratitude
- For finally breaking down and investing in an HP Touchsmart (again, this is not a review, although if anyone at HP is reading this, I'm TOTALLY open to the idea. I'm a computer and gadget nut!) I love this bad boy! (or is it bad gal?)

- For our sponsor, Mimobot who is sponsoring Ascending Butterfly's First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway! Looking for the Fourth of July Giveaway? Don't forget to show our sponsor some love! Enter Here

- You all know I'm a secret (or not so secret anymore) foodie, so I will have to say dinner tonight was awesome! Late but awesome nonetheless! Why do some days just get away so quickly? ;)

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can connect with me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

We welcome our new friends from iJedi.org, they can be found here!
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - Today's Butterfly










In honor of our First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway, sponsored by Mimobot, Today's Butterfly will be the same to allow readers more time to enter! How cool is that?
Click HERE!

FYI - As a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, only 500 Luke Dagobah Variants will be produced. Available at the MIMOBOT booths #2913 and #4938 at Comic Con, July 22 - 26.


It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can connect with me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias


Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!



We welcome our new friends from iJedi.org, they can be found here!



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Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration

It's July 1st today! The sun is out right now, and as we are approaching Independence Day, images of family cookouts, picnics and days at the beach fill my head! All these sunny images certainly make me happy! What are your favorite summer moments?

Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I am ready for the joys of summer'.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

Don't forget to enter The Fourth of July Giveaway sponsored by Mimobot HERE!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - Moment of Gratitude

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - Moment of Gratitude

Three things I am grateful for today:

- For iJedi.org featuring our giveaway on their newly re-designed site! Thank You! We welcome iJedi Members and hope you are all entering our giveaway. Good Luck everyone! Ascending Butterfly readers who are also Star Wars are going to love their site too, check them out here!

- For our sponsor, Mimobot who is sponsoring Ascending Butterfly's First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway! Looking for the Fourth of July Giveaway? Don't forget to show our sponsor some love! Enter Here:

- 100 spotcash win today, WOW, Happy Tuesday indeed! Do you want to Watch and Win too? Enter HERE! http://tiny.cc/2f0Rw

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can connect with me on Twitter here:

http://twitter.com/Tracy_IglesiasMake this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed, I am!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - Today's Butterfly










In honor of our First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway, sponsored by Mimobot, Today's Butterfly will be the same to allow readers more time to enter! How cool is that?


Click HERE!


It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can connect with me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias


Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

We welcome our new friends from iJedi.org, they can be found here!


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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration

It's been an odd summer, it's been raining almost every day here. And sometimes not just raining, but pouring, storming even with the accompanying thunder and lightening show in the sky to go with it. Now I'm a light lover who loves sun and finds inspiration by the sea. I haven't had a chance to get to the ocean yet this summer and it' s certainly affecting my mood. I thought today would be a good day to focus in how we can find sources of inspiration from within.

Use Today's Words of Inspiration as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I find inspiration within myself and it spurs my creativity.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed!

Don't forget to enter The Fourth of July Giveaway sponsored by Mimobot HERE!

Star Wars Fans please check out iJedi.org here!

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009 - Moment of Gratitude

Monday, June 29, 2009 - Moment of Gratitude

Three things I am grateful for today:

- For Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies - and NO I'm not doing a giveaway (although if they are reading this I'm totally open to the idea!) :)

- For our sponsor, Mimobot who is sponsoring Ascending Butterfly's First Annual Fourth of July Giveaway! Looking for the Fourth of July Giveaway? Don't forget to show our sponsor some love! Enter Here:

- 100 spotcash win today, I'm on a roll here! Do you want to Watch and Win too? Enter HERE! http://tiny.cc/2f0Rw

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can connect with me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias

Make this your best day ever, Bless and be blessed, I am!

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