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TASTY NATUREBOX REVIEW {& giveaway!}

[ 12 ] September 20, 2012 |

Yey!  It’s snickity-snackity time!

Oh, sweet, crunchy, healthies delivered to my doorstep in a box.  Thanks to NatureBox, I got to try 5 new snacks for FREE this month.  P.S. they were SO good, I just signed up for a subscription myself.  But, before I blab about how lucky my belly is right now, I’ll give ya’ the scoop on this fab health-foodie box, so you can hook yourself up too:

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

NatureBox is a subscription service that offers the ability to discover and enjoy healthy snacks on a monthly basis.”  You get 4-6 full size all-natural snacks that are “made from wholesome ingredients and are Nutritionist-approved. We abide by our strict quality standards: No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Artificial Flavors, No Artificial Colors.”

And, in an effort to help feed over 14 million hungry children in America, NatureBox donates 1 meal for every box sent out! 

WHAT’S IT GONNA COST:

  • You get the box for $19.95 a month (including shipping)
  • Gift (or get) a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription!

THE BONUS: 

Get 25% off your first box!  Just enter Promocode: APPLE25  at checkout. Note:  25% discount is only applicable to the month-to-month subscription.  The 6-month subscriptions receive 1 month free & 12-month subscriptions receive 3 months free.

Also:  Be on the lookout for special NatureBoxes that address dietary needs & personal prefs.  If you’re lookin’ for some Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan or Low-Sugar snacks, send an email to info@naturebox.com to be added to the mailing list & be notified once the custom boxes launch.

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Here’s a sneaky-peeky of what kinda stuff ya’ get:

1. Umami Roasted Nuts:  These nuts are a fab source of heart-healthy fats, and super-doop Umami (that means “yummy” for my non-Japanese readers).

2. Pistachio Power Clusters: It took everything I had not to eat this whole entire sweet & savory bag without letting the hub have a taste.  But since I’m not a total B-word, I saved him a couple.

3. Toasted Sesame Stix:  I’m eating these calcium rich sessy-stix as I type.  They’re fab.  Enough said.

4.Big Island Pineapple: When I opened the bag, that remake of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by that Hawaiian guy with the insanely long name started playing.  Then, I unexplainabley began to hula-dance.  Aloha!

5.  Apple Orchards Granola:  I truly saved the very best for last.  I have never tasted granola that was as soft & chewy as an apple pie.  NatureBox?  Let’s start a serious relationship.  Like, yesterday.

Wanna try awesome NatureBox snackies too?  Of course you do!  Thankfully, they are giving away a future box to one lucky 5-style-high reader!  Who-hoo!  Be sure to get forty million, bazillion entries & spread the word via the Rafflecopter entry form below.    My the force be with you…ha-ha.  I have no clue why I just said that.  Good luck!

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OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE TOTALLY COOL {FringeLore}

[ 0 ] September 11, 2012 |

Ladies!  Totally awesome jewelry alert comin’ your way.  But first things first.  I have the COOLEST hubby on the planet.  Who, by the way, is also a super-duper awesome gift giver (and about to have a birthday in a couple days, so I got my work cut out for me).  I hope, hope, hope that your man is just as good at gift givin’.  But, if he’s not, throw a net over his head and get him in front of this post, ASAP.

Boys, pay attention, cuz I’m about to crack open the vault and share my man’s secrets of awesome gift giving.  Keep your eyes peeled, ladies.  I got some secrets of my own, that just might help the cause…  Ready, set, go.

In all of 4 years, I’ve never received a single thing from my man that I didn’t like, no scratch that, really like a whole lot and/or love like crazy.  And, I’m not saying that because there is a 99.9 percent chance he’s reading this (you better be reading this babe!).  It really is true and here’s why:  He pays attention. Wait, what?  Boys pay attention?

Yes.  Totally.  Especially when you write the names and websites of the stuff you want across your boobs.  JUST kidding.   You don’t have to write it on your boobs.  You just have to say it out loud in your “hey look at my boobs voice” so they can imagine what it looks like spelled out on those lovely lady lumps of yours. When I say something is cool, or gush-on about a thing I need to have, he puts it in his memory bank (aka, written across boobs) and breaks that baby out just in time to make me swoon.  I’m sure this lil’ blog helps a ton too.  But, mostly, he just pays attention to what I like, and remembers it, because he visualizes it with something he likes (you know, the “B” word). It’s that simple.

Moral of the story?  Girls use your boob voice.  Dudes, pay attention.  Happiness had by all.

And, now on to the real star of this post – introducing, FringLore.  I mentioned this fab lil’ shop in a post a bazillion years ago (so long ago, I can’t find it).  And, Mr. Wonderful read that post, and put it in the boob bank.  Happy Birthday to me!  I got a 3-month surprise earring subscription!

I was 150% stoked to get the first set of earrings. These Steampunk Antique Elgin Watch Plate Earrings were DOPE!  I loved the contrast of the old watch plates combined with the black Swarovski Crystals.  This girl (Miss Julie Morris) is an ace at keeping with the theme right down to the that lil’ pointy thing that goes in your ear.

Find em’: here for $36 bucks

 

 

 

 

Set #2 were equally awesome.  Like the first set, these earrings get a lot of action – people are always asking me where I got them and begging for the hook up.  They are so unique!

Sterling Wired Steampunk Earrings for $42 bucks

Find em’:  here

 

 

 

 

 

For whatever reason, I didn’t get my last pair right away.  Naturally, I wanted to stomp around like a 3-year-old and cry, but instead, I sent a little note to Julie and we realized that they had somehow not gotten to me due to my address change.   So, because it took a bit longer than expected to get them, Julie did me a solid.  She sent me the awesome set shown right (similar to these guys for $32 bucks) AND this really cool Romantic Artifact Necklace pictured below for FREE (available here for $66 bucks).   Although I didn’t expect the extra at all, it was so cool and thoughtful of her to send it to me for my troubles.

What’s the meaning of FringeLore?

(in Julie’s words)

“For as long as I can recall, I’ve had a fascination with old things. They seem to embody tales and stories of previous lives, of people since past and because of this provide a sense of connectedness with generations past. I like to think of the tales and lore carried in these items as being on the fringe; the fringe of memory, the fringe of society, the consciousness…about to blow off in the wind and be lost forever.”

I’m so happy to be on the Fringe with you Julie!  Thanks to you (and my awesome hubby) for such a great birthday gift.  Who’s in?

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HAMMOCK PACK IS WHERE IT’S AT {It’s a Giveaway!}

[ 33 ] July 5, 2012 |

I’m so excited about this post and giveaway.  Which should come as no surprise since we all know I’m 100 percent obsesssssssed with monthly subscriptions of all shapes & sizes.  What was a surprise, was this absolutely ADORABLE (and F-R double E) package I received in the mail last month, courtesy of Hammock Pack.  After chit-chatting with them via email, I was excited to be chosen to review their new monthly subscription “Pack” filled to the brim with delightfully AWESOME artisan goodies! Um, what is cooler than receiving a lil’ box filled with everything you need to “get away” without even changing out of your P.J’s? Whoo hoooooo!

I wish that I had constructive advice or just one critique for this newborn baby subscription and its mama so that I could actually be of some use here, but I got nothin’.  I mean, I LOVED every single aspect of it, from the teal & Kraft packaging, to the carefully selected “tropical island” themed contents, to the little hand-written “Thank You” note.  I mean, how cute-patoot is this?

Here’s what this sweet box of goodness brought into my life (and below, find out how you can get a bazillion chances to win your own):

BUTTER PLUS LOVE Sweet Jam Sandwich Cookies:  The minute I took a bite of these raspberry lemon & blackberry lime cookies, Katrina & the Waves appeared in my kitchen and belted out a lil’ “Walkin’ on Sunshine“.  And, the packaging? Perfection (find em’:  here for $5 bucks)

MOTOR CITY CREATIONS Hawaiian Breeze Candle: How cute is this little box with the star cut out? When I lit this handmade soy candle, I was instantly transported to Hawaii.  I even hula-danced a lil’ bit   (find yours:  here (3) for $15 bucks)

GRACE & LACE CO Striped Headwrap:  Not only was the Pack themed, but every last item was color coordinated.  I absolutely loved that.  If your hair is wild & crazy like mine, this wrap is a summer life-savor (find it’:  here for $10 bucks)

DRESSGREEN Coconut Vanilla Lip Balm:  There’s that word again that I hate….Regardless my lips are lovin’ the flavor & feel of this vegan lip “stuff”.  Coconut + me = bff  (find it’:  here for around $4 bucks).

THIS CHARMING CANDY Lollypops:  Ummm..Can you say, charming?  Delightful?  Lovely?  Freaking adorable?  Wanna lick em’ to death?  I am enamored with the awesome flavors of these lollys – Pineapple Heaven, Guava Colada, Watermelon Basil.  Just stop.  I can’t take it (find your sample pack:  here for $12 bucks).

…and, last.  But, certainly not least:

THEME FRAGRANCE Lime Coconut Milk Soap: I cannot express to you how insanely divine this soap smells.  I’m not kidding…I pretty much opened the box and stood there for what could’ve been hours, sniffing this thing.  I honestly might never stop showering (For the life of me, I can’t find this soap!:  check out some of their other cool products here).

Now that you are 1 million percent hooked, here’s the Hammock Pack skinny:

For $25 bucks a month, you get 5-6 hand selected/crafted artisan treats (like the ones I just totally bragged about above) – including anything from food, beauty, accessories, housewares & more.

We {Hammock Pack} are all about providing you with a little more leisure time to help you escape from your day to day routine. Whether it’s as simple as a movie night or mementos from that exotic vacation you can’t find the time to take. So relax and let a little “me time” come to you.”

Love. Love. Love.  After getting the FREE box to review, I’ve already decided to dig into my pocket and sign up for the July box myself.  I cannot WAIT to get it!  Oh, man.  My mailman must hate me.

Oh, I almost forgot (just kidding, I totally didn’t forget) – Enter NOW for your chance to get the July Hammock Pack too!  On or about July 13th, one (1) lucky 5-style-high reader/follower/junkie will be randomly selected by yours truly to win the July Hammock Pack.  Seven thousand ways to enter below.  Party time.  Good luck ;)

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IT’S TIME FOR A LIST OF “CRAVEWORTHY” STUFF!

[ 0 ] June 8, 2012 |

Happy Friday, friends and lovebirds!  Thankfully, I survived Scooperbowl 2012.  My stomach is still screaming at me, but that’s another story.  Today, I wanted to gush about my lil’ love muffin – AKA my May Cravebox (click here for the full scoop on Cravebox and here for previous monthly box reveals).  If you are a “craver” like me (ha ha, sounds like I’m a groupie), you anxiously awaited the May box since it was the first one sent out after they said “Adios” to their Beta test, and “Aloha” to a bunch of new subscribers…Soooooooo, I decided that since the May box was so dope, that I needed to dedicate my Friday “5-list” to bragging about it.   I realize this may not be consistent with other Friday 5-list themes, but, I’m a thrill-seeker, so what can I say…. Here goes nothin’:

First of all, the May Cravebox came in like a party.  I’m pretty sure that the mailman was doin’ the conga down my hallway on his way to deliver it to my door.  It was HUGE.  Once I opened it up, I had an instant ear to ear grin.  Although I have loved all of the Craveboxes, I’ve received,  this one was one of my faves.  It was just a ton of fun to open.  And, inside it came a ginormously huge, full size Tree Hut Coconut Lime Shea Sugar Body ScrubI am so stoked about this scrub because it smells like you are at the spa…or on vacation with several shirtless men fanning you with palm leaves…oh, wait, sorry.   In any event, it was pretty fitting for the “A Taste of the Tropics” theme, they came up with for this month’s box.  Thanks to the natural ingredients Tree Hut uses (um, try coconut oil imported from the Polynesian Islands), my skin is feelin’ and lookin’ glorious. No seriously,  I have been obsessively showering ever since I got it.   I think I might have issues.  Well done Cravebox.  WELL DONE!

FULL-SIZE GOODNESS?: Yup.  Serious goodness.  This scrub retails for around $18 bucks.  Every single box I’ve gotten so far has had at least one, if not more than one, FULL-SIZE product.   Did I mention that my entire Cravebox subscription is only $10 bucks a month???  Yeah.  They rock.

Ok.  Well, it’s no secret that I’m in full-on psycho stalker mode for any type of ALL NATURAL fruit that comes in bag form (see?..no really, see?).   I was really pleasantly surprised by these Plum Amazins by Sunsweet.  It’s hard to come up with a word for these guys…cool..neat…um, “Amazin?”…ha ha ha ha ha.  I’m so lame. No really, they were awesome though.  Totally filling, while tasty at the same time.  The only thing I wish, is if they were a tad bigger.  They sorta had the consistency of licorice and I think if they were a little larger, they would feel a lil’ nicer on the tongue (is making them larger even possible???).  Either way, I still loved em.  And, thankfully, they arrived with a $.55 off coupon (which I’m totes gonna use) and a couple of  recipes (stay tuned for my Plum Chicken Wonton with Mango Sauce & Pineapple Salsa post, coming super-duper soon…).  Overall, these really are a great little, 100% fruit, healthy snack.  I likey.

AMAZIN’ SNACKS?  Hell yes!  Take a look at some of the fab treats from the February “Make a Date” box (pic to the left). These thinkThin nutrition bars are SO delish.  Other  treats from this box weren’t “edible”, per sae, but they were equally snack-a-licious!  I have gotten TONS of use out of the Bic Mark-it Markers and the Downy Wrinkle Releaser.  Sometimes I just sit around and sniff it (the Downey, not the markers, I’m not THAT crazy!)

I haven’t tried the Lipton Tea & Honey To Go Packet yet.  But it looks like I’ll probably dig it.  I’ve actually been seeing it like madballs in my Fitness and Health Magazines lately, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this “refreshing blend of mango and pineapple flavors, green tea and honey” tastes like.  Bonus – it’s only 5 calories per serving.  If my calculations are correct, I can have 6.75 glazed donuts and 1 glass of this a day if I want to stay in within my 1200 calorie limit.  I’m in.

THIRST QUENCHIN?  You betcha!  Thanks to Cravebox, I’ve gotten to try EBoost natural vitamin/energy and Mercy to cure a good hangover (see my March box below).  P.S.  I won a case of Mercy in a giveaway, so I’m totally set to get shit-show wasted  for at least, 24 days.

I’m sure this Skintersection Intense Repair Cream is lovely.  I just haven’t tried it and don’t have any real need to at the moment.   It’s $18 bucks a jar so it must be out of this world!  I’ll have it on safe-keepin’ for next time I’m a crack-head…I mean, have cracked skin ;)

FAB SKIN & BODY TREATS?  Dude…(yeah, I said it) the full size skin & hot-bod products that have come from Cravebox are out of this planet.  Check out the January Box here and March box (below) .  In February, they sent  a “pre-date” pamper duo from Amore Pacific.  It included this great moisture/misty spray that I love to use after I workout.

I’m not gonna lie.  I used to hate chocolates..and really, all things sweet if I’m bein’ honest.  But, something happened to me at around 31-ish that changed me to a sweet seeking sicko.  So, that’s why I consider these Guylian Original Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells a “Whole lotta awesome”.   I mean, they are shaped like sea-shells.  I can probably even hear the ocean if I rub them on my ears. I can’t take it.  Saving these for a reward after a hard week of eatin’ healthy and workin’ out.  Can’t wait.

WHOLE LOTTA AWESOME?  Really, I can’t express enough how AWESOME Cravebox is as a whole.  Every box I get has a whole-lotta awesome, for reals.  And, there is always something…that just stands out to me as being particularly redunkulous.  Like, the March box.  This was such a fun box to get.  I realize now that I never posted about it because I was in the process of moving when it came.  So here’s the quick version.  Happy Friday!

March, 2012

PURISTICS Intensive Eye Treatment.  Boosts your skin’s natural ability to produce collagen to lift and firm

MEREADESSO Lip Treats. Blend of vitamins, primrose, grape seed, coconut oil, and sunflower.

NYX COSMETCS Boudoir Mascara.  Distinct want to deliver full lengthening or curled lashes.

MIGHTY LEAF TeaPremium whole leaf tea infused with smooth harmonious flavors in a silken pouch

MERCY  Drink Mercy to prevent hangovers, detox your body, replenish key nutrients and alleviate alcohol flush.

P.S. If you are not a member of Cravebox yet, visit their site and become a member.  For only $10 bucks a month, it’s so worth it and SO fun to get little boxes of goodies every month.  Later dude.  Jenny, out.

P.S.S.  Don’t forget to enter the AWESOME Anatomy Naturals Giveaway I’ve got goin’ on for your chance to win a $150 Anatomy Naturals Gift Certificate and surprise product sample pack ;)   GOOD LUCK!

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INTERVIEW WITH A VAMP…(I MEAN, “NATURAL”)

[ 5 ] May 31, 2012 |

So, here’s the thing.  Bloggin’ is freaking awesome.  Not only do I get to hemorrhage my thoughts and views and weirdness onto innocent strangers, but I also get to meet some truly talented artists, entrepreneurs, and all around kick-ass people.  Cue, Anatomy Naturals (the company that produces the all-time best facial cleanser this face has ever used!)

Recently, I had an AWESOME opportunity to hook up with Kelly Green for a super-duper fun interview/chit-chat.  Kelly is the insanely talented and totally cool woman behind the Anatomy Naturals brand.  Obviously, she’s not a “vampire” as the title of this blog post insinuates.  Come on people…I mean, vampires only live in Transylvania and Forks, Washington (holla Twilight fans!).

In all honesty, I just couldn’t resist the whole “Interview with a vampire” thing as the title, since this is the first official interview I’ve ever done in my life and I needed it to actually sound “official”.  Oh, and also since Kelly has some pretty mind-blowing altered art that kinda-sorta fits the title. What’s that mean?

Well, before our official interview, I had to get all Barbara-Waltersy and do some diggin’.  One of the coolest things I found was that the designs on all of the Anatomy Naturals products are Kelly Green originals.  And, I’m telling you, that the talent doesn’t stop at her off-the-hoooook skin care products and packaging.  Her personal art is thought-provoking, engaging, unique, naughty, raw and cutting edge, but more on that later. Above all, I realized that we were kindred spirits and couldn’t wait to hear more about how this emerging product line was born.

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to gush about her fab products, her deliciously macabre personal art, an off the chain limited time gift certificate offer, and your chance to win an amazing prize package put together by Anatomy Naturals and yours truly.  Hope you enjoy it and show a lil’ love and support to one, super cool chick, her art and her growing brand. Ready, set, go.

 You might remember my first post about Anatomy Naturals a couple of months ago in my “It’s Time  for a Super-Sized List of Awesome Beauty Stuff” 5-list.  Well, two really cool things happened:

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My hubby saw that I wanted to try the Anatomy Naturals Facial Cleanser, and ordered it for my birthday.  Yeah, I hit the jackpot with that guy.

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Almost simultaneously, I received an email from Kelly, thanking me for featuring her in my blog!

As an extension of the written “thank you” she wanted to send me a free bottle of the cleanser.  Um, how cool is that?  Long story, short (and after a small internal melt-down from the hub, who was dealing with like, the third gift I was receiving in duplicate this year) he connected with Kelly and as a result of their master plan, I not only got to try the facial cleanser, but Kelly sent me a package filled with even more samples to try!  Weeeeeeeeeeee!

Gentle Facial Cleanser: I already mentioned that the facial cleanser is literally the best I’ve ever used.  I’m not lying.  Nor did Kelly send me a box full of Ben Franklins to say that (although I likely wouldn’t have turned that down if I’m bein’ honest).  Seriously, though…it really is that good.  I have Rosacea and if you know anything about Rosacea you know that it is nearly impossible to find products that don’t make you look like someone took a blow torch to your skin.  Well, I found it.  It smells great, feels great and does not dry out my insanely desert like skin.  I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and have noticed an incredible difference in the look and feel of my face – No more dryness, and reduced redness.  I almost can’t believe it myself.  I’ve spent YEARS trying to find something, ANYTHING that would help me.  Finally, thanks to Anatomy Naturals, I did.  No seriously, I’m prepared to stalk them until I’m dead.  And, then I’ll probably haunt them (find yours:  here for $24 bucks)

The rest of the package included the samples below, all of which were just as first-rate as the cleanser.  Oh, and when you get a package from Anatomy Naturals, you feel like you are getting a gift from a friend.  Presentation means a ton to me and what you see in the pics is truly whatcha get:

My other fave was the Tangerine & Grapefruit Body Scrub – the grapefruity/citrus aroma is intoxicating.  So intoxicating, I nearly passed out in the shower and came out slurring my words.  Bonus:  My skin was silky smooth afterwards.  Like butta.

(find yours:  here for $26 bucks)

 

 

The Anti-Aging Eye Serum is equally out of this universe.  Use a dab of this at night and you’ll look like a newborn when you wake up.  I did.  I had to double check to make sure I still had boobs.

(find yours:  here for $28 bucks)

 

 

 

The Healing Hydration Hand Cream works good for other body parts too (heels, elbows and even cheeks!)  It has the texture of a salve which makes it a true stand out to other hydrating creams.  I loved it so much I slept with mine the first night.  It almost broke up my marriage, but it was totally worth it (just kiddin’ love….or, am I?).

(find yours:  here for $26 bucks)

 

I haven’t tried the Botanical Facial Toner yet (she sent that too), but am on that like white on rice (find yours:  here for $28 bucks).  I also have the Honey Lemon face polish on my radar too, which can be found here with the rest of this sensational line of products.

Yeah, I did too.  Here’s what I found out:

So, what made you develop this awesome skincare line?  I was drawn to developing Anatomy Naturals as a result of my grandmother’s use of Aloe, Vitamin E & Honey as part of her home remedies while I was growing up.  I was fascinated by it and always carried that with me.  When I asked her what her favorite home remedy is, she replied with one word – “Aloe”.  Thanks Grandma!

How did you learn to make everything?  It seems like you need to be a master chef or scientist or something…Actually, I am completely self-trained.  I did a lot of research online and read a lot of books!  FYI, all of the products from the Anatomy Naturals line are 100% natural.  These “gourmet” skin care products are “handmade in small batches using only pure, simple, and nourishing ingredients”.  They are free of synthetic ingredients, chemicals, parabens, artificial preservatives, colors and fragrances.  And, they are gluten-free, vegetarian and cruelty free – Perfection (read more here).

Do you make it in your kitchen?  It must take forever to make all of this stuff! (laughs)  I have a designated room in the house.  The scrubs take the longest as they have to set and “marinate” before packing and shipping.  I bet her house smells scrump-dittley-umptious!

Any new products you’re getting ready to try? Maybe a mens line that would include shaving oils and after shaves.  I also have a newer product that I made specifically for woman, called “Slip”.  It’s a soothing feminine lube and moisture cream made with a slippery blend of organic coconut oil, aloe vera butter, olive oil, organic sunflower oil and vitamin E (find it:  here).

Bananas or Peaches?  Peaches! Don’t ask. I’m weird.

So, what’s the deal, right? Well, if you follow my blog, you know I’m in serious love with subscription boxes of all kinds (read about that here, here and here).  Well, how stoked do you think I was to hear that Anatomy Naturals has been asked to be in not one, but TWO subscription boxes, putting these wicket-ossum products in the hands of over 8,000 households nationwide.  Sounds phenomenal right?  Well, it is.  But, it is no small undertaking (or expense).  So, Kelly created a fantastic Win-Win Promotional Opportunity for peeps like you and I, and here’s the skinny:

For a limited time, you pay $50 for a $70 gift certificate and $100 for a $150 gift certificate!  I mean, that’s like a bazillion bottles of cleanser, serum, scrubs, and what not, at a gigundo discount – Just enough to experience these magical products and help a fellow sista’ grow her dream.   As I mentioned, this is an exclusive, limited time opportunity.  All gift certificate purchases must be purchased by June 30th, 2012 so hurry up and don’t miss out!  Check out the full deets here and don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter while you are there:)

Oh, and make sure you check in next week, for the announcement of our awesome giveaway – Kelly and I are putting together a prize package valued at over $150 for one (1) lucky winner.  It’s gonna be legit.

No need to panic, it’s right here! When you have a spare moment, check out The Kelly Green Gallery to see more of her provocative pieces. Now, on to the finale’ of my Barbara-Walters-ing:

So, what’s the obsession with human anatomy? I always wanted to be a surgeon, but I didn’t really want to go to medical school. So, I worked my butt off in art school instead.  While at school, I ended up taking an anatomy class and found it fascinating.

What do the birds in your pieces represent? I really don’t like birds.  Actually, they are kind of creepy.  I am drawn to vintage bird illustrations though.  The drawings are fascinating and the birds are usually very expressive.

Some of your stuff seems a bit naughty…what inspires you? I’m totally inspired by my “photographic first love” Joel-Peter Witkin.  When I first saw his work my head blew up.  I loved the idea that the subject matter could be pushed that far and still be so beautiful.  Being a photographer, I like the form of the naked human body – clothing dates people.  It’s not as raw. When I asked Kelly how she would describe her art to a blind person, she said she would describe it as a “Morbidly Naughty Feast”.  I couldn’t agree more!  I bet that a lot of aspiring artist’s heads “blow up” just looking at her stuff.  I love the way things come full circle in life.

Fishnets or Knee Highs? I love both!

If you won a bazillion dollars in the lotto, what would you do with all of that money?  Give it to me? She laughed, uncomfortably.  No.  I would not give it to you. (what???)  I’d move to the beach or plan the greatest beach vacation ever.  I’m an “ocean person”.  I think I was a mermaid in my past life. I mean, I was serious.  I kinda thought that since we were new besties that she would give it to me…but I guess mermaids don’t share with awesome bloggers. Wah.  

And, that was that.

Kelly loves Lana Del Rey, Florence & the Machine (me too!), Counting Crows (me too!) and Tori Amos (me too!).  When she’s not busy raising her boys,  and making everyone’s faces, bodies, babies and lady parts better with Anatomy Naturals, you can find her watchin’ American Horror Story or Best Ink (and for the next million days, making lots of product samples for those 8,000+ households).  I encourage you to stalk her at all of the below (and don’t forget to check back next week to enter our awesome giveaway!)  Tootles!

 

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