Friday, May 10, 2019

My Peanut is FAMOUS & Needs Your Help



I entered a local contest and my Peanut is a FINALIST!!! I still can't believe it. Haven't done this in awhile. so I'm panicking and I'm really excited. I'm in 1st place at the moment but the person in 2nd is catching up to me....so ANY help is much appreciated!! Vote, share, invite others...anything really.😍💕😍💕😍💕 It's 100% okay if you don't want to help. I will love you anyway. You can vote every 24 hours until Monday May 13. It's the video of Peanut giving a high five!

Here's the process of voting explained. It's only a pain in the ass the 1st time.

Step 1. Register with Z.103.5 - https://bit.ly/2ZWQ0Mm
Step 2. Confirm registration in email BEFORE voting.
Step 3. Vote for Peanut giving a high 5 - https://bit.ly/2ZWQ0Mm

Monday, March 11, 2019

This Week's Twitter/Facebook Parties




Twitter Parties are probably one of my favorite ways to win prizes. I for one enjoy chatting with friends. With a twitter party, you can win prizes by doing just that, CHATTING! I personally use TweetDeck for twitter parties but lot of people prefer Twubs, mostly because the hashtag is already included. If a Twubs link is available, I'll be sure to add it for you.

When I started, I used a wonderful TweetDeck tutorial that shows you everything you need to know. Click Here to learn now. 

Here is a list of upcoming twitter parties I know about. I'll try keeping this list updated weekly. All times on here are Eastern Time.

Ongoing

1PM - No RSVP - Every Wednesday

TTPMlive Twitter Party
Hashtag: #TTPMlive
Hosts: @TTPM
Prizes Change Weekly

First Wednesday of every month

Host: Goliath Games U.S.
Prizes: Game Inspired Prizes

Mar 12


8PM - No RSVP

BeFraudSmart Twitter Party
Hashtag: #BeFraudSmart
Hosts: @TangerineBank @ShesConnected @KelleyKeehn
Prizes: $500 in Prizes

Mar 13

7PM - RSVP

Giant Tiger's 250th Store Opening Facebook Party
Host: Giant Tiger
Prizes: (2) $250 Giant Tiger Gift Card

Mar 15

1PM - No RSVP

Kersten's Antiques St Paddy's Day Facebook Party
Host: Kersten's Antiques
Prizes: (3) $20 Visa Gift Carda


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Feeling Lucky With Prince Edward Island Potatoes


I received my amazing prize pack from Prince Edward Island Potatoes! I got a tote bag, coffee mug, potato peeler and a $100 grocery card. I absolutely love it all. Perfect timing on the peeler as ours literally just broke. We peel A LOT of potatoes, especially for perogies. 





Sunday, March 3, 2019

Feeling Lucky With Well.ca


I recently won the Everyone Bundle giveaway (ARV $170) from Well.ca and the package arrived on Friday. The products are AMAZING! My entire family are enjoying the massive bottles of soap. They're much bigger than they look in the picture. Totally feeling thankful.






Monday, November 7, 2016

American Girl Doll Review


Christmas is coming! Can you believe it? For some reason, this year snuck up on me and I'm no way near prepared. I need lots of wonderful gift ideas before I'm stuck in a crowded mall last minute. Some crowds are not nice and I have zero patience for them. EEK! 

Kids are definitely the most fun to buy for. The toys these days are so cool, I often find myself wishing for my childhood back. In fact, I have a great gift idea to share with you if you're buying for a little girl. 

Not to long ago, I entered a giveaway on the blog, Life in Pleasantville and  I'm happy to say that I was the super lucky winner. The prize was a beautiful American Girl Doll named Melody Elison. Melody is the newest addition to the many gorgeous dolls they have available. 

As soon as the doll arrived, I knew exactly who to give it to. What I didn't know was how special this doll really was. There are 5 awesome girls in my life who mean the world to me, and all their names start with the letter M. Melody was a name that was supposed to be given to the first girl, but never ended up being the one. We think maybe it was meant to be that Melody was to arrive on her own. She's finally home with all my beautiful M&Ms. 

Perfect match!





Monday, October 17, 2016

Hickory Dickory Decks Dream Come True

Back in 2014, I submitted a video into the Hickory Dickory Decks Dream Deck contest. My family and I made a video showcasing the terrible condition of the deck we had, which was literally falling apart. Luckily, we rallied enough votes from family, friends and the public to end in first place. I can't even describe my excitement when I was dubbed the official winner. All I can say is, I was over the moon. 

Unfortunately, there were some hiccups between the city and the company. Every time they tried to begin building, someone would shut them down. Any other company would have given up on me, but Hickory Dickory Decks didn't. For 2 years, they fought to fulfill my dream and finally got the approval we needed. They went above and beyond with kindness. 

Now for the fun part...showing off the beauty of my much bigger deck. I never actually realized how small the old deck was until I got to drive around this beauty. I can turn the corner of the ramp without getting caught, the gate ensures no more nightmares of driving down the stairs and way more room for next years BBQ! I can't wait to decorate next spring!


Looks like we may need new furniture next year.



This gate is beautiful and makes me feel safer.


No getting stuck on the corner.


BEFORE


AFTER


Video



I hope Hickory Dickory Decks knows how much my family and I really appreciate everything they've done for us. The owners and builders were all super kind and caring. They even worked out in the rain to make sure I didn't miss an appointment. Never in a million years did I expect to have a deck this gorgeous and SAFE! A huge thank-you to everyone involved in making this happen, including those who voted for us. If anyone is thinking of getting a new deck, I highly recommend Hickory Dickory Decks!



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Where I've Been: The Good, The Bad & The Fantastic


Some people have noticed there's been no activity here on Star Struck Luck. Well, I'm here now...sort of. The past few months have been an emotional rollercoaster for me and I haven't been capable of sharing or participating in anything. I'm still trying to wrap my head around everything in order to properly explain without writing a novel. So here goes. 

In February, my beloved cat Louie passed away. Before we rescued him, he had a gunshot wound to the head. Although he was extremely healthy, we think the bullet moved. We rushed him to the vet but his seizures were uncontrollable. Despite their hours of efforts, he still didn't make it. My heart was so broken that I overly neglected myself. I was broken. 




Since my immune system failed me, I caught the flu, which is practically a death sentence for people with my disease. Spinal Muscular Atrophy doesn't react well to any kind of virus. As this wasn't our first rodeo, we were fully prepared this time. My living room looked like a hospital with all our fighting equipment, which ultimately worked. I beat it without going to the hospital! It did take me 2 months to fully recover but it wasn't boring. Oh yes, I totally binge watched my Netflix. 

 During this time, we did welcome a new member to the family...Prince Ozzy. Funny thing is, we didn't exactly adopt him on purpose. Around Christmas, this adorable kitty just walked right in like he owned the place. Oddly, he was immediately accepted by the other cats. I have to wonder if they recruited him themselves. I did however, find his owners through HelpingLostPets.com. They took him home but brought him back shortly after due to allergies. This lucky boy is loved by 2 families. I think he's already comfortable with his living situation.




After all of this, my wheelchair broke down. I swear I'm not writing a country song but I totally could, right? Anyways, we finally got it fixed after 3 weeks of pain and discomfort. I'm in the process of getting a new wheelchair as well. It's been 3 years of building and we're so close to being done. I know I know, I said that 2 years ago. GAH! I keep telling myself it'll be worth the wait. 

So I bet you're waiting for the fantastic part, right? Well it's about a successful clinical trial buzzing around the SMA world. I'll copy and paste the cool part. 

"AVXS-101 is a proprietary gene therapy candidate of a one-time treatment for SMA Type 1 and is the only clinical-stage gene therapy in development for SMA. AVXS-101 is designed to address the monogenetic root cause of SMA and prevent further muscle degeneration by addressing the defective and/or loss of the primary SMN gene. AVXS-101 also targets motor neurons providing rapid onset of effect, and crosses the blood brain barrier allowing an IV dosing route and effective targeting of both central and systemic features." 

Crazy right? This might mean we're closer to a cure! Hopefully of coarse, but I'll be keeping everyone updated on whatever journey I go on. So where does this leave my blog for now? I have no idea. I'm trying to come back full force, but I keep getting sidetracked. Right now, I'm focusing on my health, my future, my family and my fur babies. I'll be posting more often though and definitely keeping my Twitter Party and Instant Win lists updated, so please enjoy.