Friday, February 26, 2010

Fashion Friday

Valentine's Day ... since back in the days of 1999 when we first started dating, my man and I always celebrate Hallmark's day of love. Every year we get all dressed up and head out with friends for a night out.

Dress: Express

Shoes: Steve Madden (the ones that originally killed my feet, but I found a secret I will be sharing with you all!!)

Bracelets: Love Culture - although you can't see them in these pics :o(

Gray 3/4 sleeve sweater: Express

Make-Up: A frosty Smoky Eye using E.L.F. Drama and Ivory shadows, Bonne Belle Precise Liner in Basic Black, Rimmel London Lycra Lash Extender Mascara, MAC #12 Lashes, MAC Angel on lips


Fashion Fridays brought to you by:
Le Musings of Moi




Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thanks, Kim!

Check out this month's shoe that Kim Kardashian sent me! Has anyone else joined the shoe club??





Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Girly Giveaway Winner!


WOW! 65 entries for my Girly Giveaway! That, by far, is a new record here on my blog. Thank you, THANK YOU for all the sweet comments about what you love most about dot...dot...dot... ! I have so much fun 'talking' to all of you and meeting so many fabulous people (hello to all my new followers)!!

The lucky winner of my little swag bag is ......
JENNIFER

Jennifer said...
I'm a follower!
And ONE of my fave things about dot...dot...dot is that you write as if you were just sitting around with your girlfriends, chatting it up--all of us readers being your girlfriends of course!
Thanks for such a great blog, cute fashion fridays and incredible giveaways!

Thanks, Jennifer! Please email me ( aprilbaker23@yahoo.com ) your shipping address so I can get your goodies off to you!
My goal here on my blog is to always keep it real and to have fun! I do consider all you girls my friends and I appreciate all the time spent here on my blog. Your comments make me smile and I adore reading all of your blogs as well! xoxo

My next contest will be opening up here within the next week or so! I may try vlogging (video-blogging) about it, since vlogs are popping up more and more lately. Y'all know I gotta keep up with the trends! Ha! So please stay tuned ... it will be a fun one!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rompers

What does everyone think of the returning trend? I haven't worn a romper since I was probably 7 years old. I am liking some of these styles, but definitely not the prices ... ouch!


Victoria's Secret $49.50


Rich and Skinny 'Peachy' $176


Trina Turk 'Sculpted' $99




Free People 'Geo Benji' $98


Alexis Gemma $185



Friday, February 19, 2010

Fashion Friday



Sweater Dress: Express (Christmas gift from my hubby)
Long Sleeve Tee: B.P. Nordstrom
Leggings: Express
Ugg Classic Tall Boots: Nordstrom
Necklace: American Eagle (my fave accessory)
Ring: Sweet & Simple on Etsy
Handbag: Coach Outlet


Le Musings of Moi

Head over and see Summer ... the fabulous chica who brought us Fashion Fridays!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dance Like No One's Watching

With my new year resolution to be in a bikini by my birthday, I have been hittin' the gym every week. I am determined to try out new classes, and stay off the boring elliptical machine. The local 24-Hour Fitness offers fun dance classes in the evenings 3 nights a week. Hip Hop and Zumba classes are now part of my weekly routine. They are so much fun, and burn up to 700 calories!! Cardio can be fun, and if you go with a friend or two, you get an extra ab workout with all the laughing you do! No skills are necessary either and these classes are geared for all ages and fitness levels.

Scroll down to enter my Girly Giveaway!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Where my girls at? **CLOSED**

Giveaway is now closed ... thanks!!
I promised a fun girly giveaway when I reached 200 Followers, and now I have over 200!! Yay!! I absolutely adore my friends and fans. You girls are the reason I keep blogging ... the comments and the love makes me feel so special. THANK YOU for all the sweetness you all show to me!
I wish I could send each one of you some goodies (that can only happen if I win the lottery), but I put together a little gift package for one lucky girl! Check out the swag ...

Fabulous wrist straps from Shabby Straps! I have one of these on my keys and one on my point-n-shoot camera ... love them!!

Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Pulsating

Set of 3 Juicy Couture Hair Bands

E.L.F. Smoky Eye Shadow kit in Drama, E.L.F. eye shadow brush, Ms. Manicure set, Max Factor mascara, and NYC Mint Flavored Kiss Gloss (perfect to go over your fave lip color)

Crest Pro Whitening Spin Brush (yes, it is that cool)

Canvas bag from Nordstrom to hold on your goodies!

So here's how to enter:

♥ Follow Me! Hubby already put a ring on it, but you can show your love by putting your cute self in that awesome box in my sidebar!

♥ Flatter Me! Tell me one of your fave things about dot...dot...dot...

♥ Spread the word! I love meeting new friends, so please share the news of my girly giveaway! Facebook, Twitter and blog re-posts earn you extra brownie points!

Giveaway ends in a week!

xoxo

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Starbucks, who?


My 2010 is all about spending less, being wiser with my money, and controlling my spending urges. That being said, I am proud to admit that I have not spent one dime at Starbucks so far this year. Instead, when I need a coffee fix, I make a cup at home and add flavored creamers. My current faves are these two ... Vanilla Caramel and Italian Sweet Cream. Yum



Monday, February 15, 2010

Stand By Your Man


The Real Housewives of Orange County ... very entertaining, full o'drama, and definitely on my dvr list. After watching the latest episode though, I couldn't help but feel sick to my stomach. Sure, the ladies don't always show their classy sides and seem to be pretty naive about the world around them, but one particular trait is irking me like no other.
Lynne, Vicki, and Tamra show absolutely zero respect for their husbands. The way they talk to them, the way they talk about them, the amount of disrespect they show for the men they committed their lives to, is absolutely shameful.
My husband is my everything. He is my rock, my protector, my heart. He is me, we are one. Where he leads, I will follow. If he fails, I fail. I support him, and love him, and care for him. I show him the utmost highest respect whether behind closed doors or out in public. I do not bash him, I do not ever speak badly of him. I am submissive and more loyal than a golden retriever. My man works hard to provide us everything we need or want, and he is an amazing daddy to our boys. He treats me like a princess and shows me the same love and respect in return.
Watching Lynne bash Frank for his financial failures (as she is out on mini-vacays, 5-star dining and shopping sprees with the girls) is unacceptable. Tamra choosing to keep a relationship with someone who interferes and causes problems in her marriage is so very disrespectful (no wonder Simon filed for divorce). And Vicki, who regardless of being a very smart and successful woman, talking down and belittling her husband is so very sad.
Now I know I only see what the cameras show on TV, and honestly I do not judge these women for the lives that they lead. I am simply a girl who values her hubby and adores him with everything. It would absolutely devastate me to treat my husband in such a nasty manner. When their show comes to an end and they can no longer afford plastic surgery (which btw - what is up with all the sagging wrinkling skin on Lynne??), who do they think is going to be there for them?


Friday, February 12, 2010

Fashion Friday






This outfit is full of good deals! I am being more frugal with my shopping this year, and so thrilled when I score amazing finds!
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Black cami: Old Navy, $5
Grey 3/4 sleeve top: Old Navy, $4.99
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind, Costco, $89
Shoes: Rite-Aid Pharmacy, $4
Necklace: had a while, forget where I got it
Bracelet: Love Culture, set of 3 for $4.50
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Make-up:
Eyes: E.L.F. Drama set, $2
Lips: MAC Angel
What are some of the most incredibles deals you have found? Where are your fave places to shop? Happy Friday, Girls!!


Fashion Fridays brought to you by Summer!



Thursday, February 11, 2010

Flippin' cell phone law!

January 2010 marked a new traffic law in Oregon that is driving me cuh.ray.zee! No more cell phones while driving, must use a hands-free device. WTF? I totally understand and support the ban on texting while driving ... big no-no in my book! You won't evah find me texting while my car is in motion, but this 'no talking with your cell phone to your ear' is driving me insane! I even think it is more dangerous for me to be fumbling around with these micro-mini gadgets, trying to get it in my ear, set up the bluetooth to my cell phone, and hope that when someone calls, I can answer the dumb thing! Talk about a distraction! Ugh. I don't think people are anymore distracted by talking on the phone than they are listening to the radio or chatting it up with their passengers. Texing, again, is a full distraction and can kill people! Holding our phones to our ears should not interfere. I mean, how many people do you know that regularly drive with both hands on the wheel ... you know, 10 and 2? Yeah, nobody I know. What's next? Drinking Starbucks in the car will be unacceptable? Sigh. I am so annoyed with this dumb new law. How about your state? Any crazy laws that erk you?
 
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