Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I've got another giveaway for you today! I teamed up with Elora and some other blog friends to bring you this Holiday Blog Roll giveaway. I hope that you find a blog you love in the process! 

Being given away is a $10 Starbucks card -- just in time for their holiday drinks (has anyone had the new Chestnut Praline Latte? OMG so good.) -- along with jewelry and some free ad space!

A major plus: those bracelets would look perfect with any Christmas outfit. 

Good luck!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

How is it Monday?

Even after a totally great weekend that actually felt like a weekend (read: I didn't go to work this morning and feel like I had just left there), it's still hard to get up and do the whole work thing. Although, a slow day + tomorrow off = pretty great. No real complaints there.

My weekend was full of errands and homework, but the errands were fun. Wish I could say the same about the homework,


Worked. Left work a bit early to get to an appoinment with my financial advisor because I'm an old lady, then got my eyebrows done. It's the little things. But I for real feel like a new person. I did not finish those errands in time to get to the play I wanted to see at my high school, but it worked out because I was exhausted anyway. Instead I sat on my parents' couch, ate pizza, watched Shark Tank, and promptly passed out.


Woke up Saturday morning to my aunt -- she comes over on the weekends to give my stepdad dancing lessons for my wedding. #aww When I'm home she usually makes me practice too. I must say we're doing pretty well, but I might be biased.

Now I know this isn't a big deal for most adult people who are functional, but I actually blow-dried my hair AND did my makeup on Saturday. Who even am I? I dry my hair maybe three times a year. Buh. And I wore foundation. That never happens. If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen this. Otherwise, here's proof.

Was gonna make this extra large, but no one needs to see my face that up-close-and-personal.
Also, I might've been a little too excited to wear that vest. It was frigid outside, and as much as I hate the cold, there's something about cold weather that makes it feel closer to Christmas.

After I took a #kitchenselfie (I'm making that a thing, guys) my mom and I went to look for a dress for her. Hallelujah, she found one! We both love it, she ordered it in the perfect color, and it's one more thing to check off the list. Thank the Lord. I have pictures, but I think she would kill me if she found out I posted one here, so sorry. You'll just have to wait until the wedding pictures.

After dress shopping we got some lunch, went to AC Moore and Michael's because we're crafty -- just kidding. My mom is making my centerpieces and she's crafty. Then a trip to Ulta because duh, then I desperately needed a nap. Instead I went to a bonfire. Erich came to pick me up from my parents' house (are you catching on that I spent the whole weekend there?) and we went to a friend's house for fire, guitars, and cider.

I got home around midnight, was locked out of my house, finally got inside and was up until 2:00. I only mention this because it's truly shocking. My eyes haven't seen 2:00 a.m. since...ever. Unless I'm waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. #tmi


I slept in later than usual (it was only 10:00, please don't make fun of me), hung out and watched TV, my mom and I did a face mask that I totally should've taken pictures of but didn't, then I went home and did homework and cooked dinner. Oh, and watched The Walking Dead. 

I'm really sorry that was so boring. It was boring for me to write. If you made it to the end let me know. I'll send some good karma your way, and maybe a cookie. 

PS - I know I've tweeted my heart out and posted on Facebook, but I redid my sponsor page and options. I finally went back to Passionfruit; I'm not sure what took me so long. I highly encourage you to check out the options -- I'm offering other services now in addition to ads. I'm pretty excited about it. Ohhhh! I am also working on switching to Disqus. Anybody know how to speed up that process? Kthxbye.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Too Busy for Life (And Some Feel-Good Stuff)

Y'all. I have been so flipping busy that I feel like I haven't had time to breathe. I'm pretty sure I woke up Monday, got through the day, then went to sleep and when I woke up it was Thursday. Do you ever have weeks like that?

I started my new job on Monday, and even though I'm in the same place with the same people, the work and workload is totally different. I love it and I'm so interested in what I'm doing, but there's definitely not much time to do anything other than work. (I mean, that should be obvious, right?) I've barely had time for lunch this week.

I don't want you guys to think I'm complaining -- that's not what this is. I'm super happy and loving every second, but yeesh!

I've been in an awesome mood this week because I just feel like things are going right. So in the spirit of happiness and excitement, I wanted to share a few more things that are making me happy right now. So much to look forward to!

Dinner with friends tonight. We haven't seen them in a while and it's really weird because we usually hang out once a week, so it'll be nice to have some time to catch up with them.

Possibly going back to my high school to see their Fall play tomorrow night. I know this probably doesn't excite anyone else, and most people avoid their high school like the plague, but I loved high school and I was in theatre, so it's always fun to go and see what Thespian Troupe #303 is up to. (#nerdalert)

Going mother-of-the-bride dress shopping with Madre on Saturday. We found a dress that she liked a while back, but we wanted to keep our options open. Saturday is the day she'll make a decision. I think.

Heading to a bonfire/party Saturday night with Erich to hang out with some of his friends. Fall + bonfire + good friends + alcohol = good times. Need I say more?

Makup trial on Sunday afternoon. I am beyond excited for this.

Tuesday is Veterans Day, which means no work. It's nice to look forward to a little break.

That's just stuff that's coming up in the next few days! I could give you another list of just "November stuff" that's coming up, but then this post would never end. Here's a teaser, though: wedding stuff and a weekend trip. But more on those later.

Happy almost Friday and I hope your Thursday flies by!

PS - If anybody is addicted to the Gap like I am (do people still call it the Gap, or is it just Gap now?), their Friends and Family sale is happening right now. 40% off. Go get you some new clothes! I know, I know. It's an addiction.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sometimes I Do Fashion

And we're all laughing now, right?

I totally understand why "fashion posts" are so awkward for non-fashion bloggers. But I thought I'd give it a shot anyway.

Vest - Old Navy, sold out online, similar // Scarf // Sweater - Boscov's a million years ago // Jeans // Boots - Sperry last season
(I had to include that last one because it's such a good outtake.)

November first just happened to be absolutely frigid here, so I thought it was a great day to put my new vest and blanket scarf to work. It was a long day of running errands, so it was nice not to have to carry around a coat. I will sing the praises of that scarf forever.

I do realize that I committed a serious fashion blogger faux pas. These were all taken with my iPhone. I was out walking Louie, and I didn't really feel like carrying along my real camera. You understand, right?

Anyway, I mentioned recently that I've been obsessed with Old Navy lately; I'm pretty sure half of my wardrobe is made up of clothes from there (at least half of the wardrobe I wear, anyway). I'm glad I documented this outfit, but probably this will never happen again. I hope you enjoyed it.