Friday, April 30, 2010

Time is almost up ... the giveaways all end tonight at 11:59pm (pacific time). Be sure to spread the word and get your entries in!!
Happy Friday!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's that time again ...

The sunshine, my 29th birthday celebration, and a beautiful new season puts me in the mood to host another FABULOUS giveaway event!! Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog! To enter each giveaway, you must be a follower of (go ahead and add yourself to my awesome Followers list in the sidebar). I hope you adore all the wonderful products just as much as I do! The event closes on Friday, April 30th at 11:59 pm. Winners will be selected with the help of and announced here on my blog. I am asking that you please check back in to see if you have won. The winners will need to confirm a shipping address to me within 3 days, or I will select a new winner.

Lots of luck!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Go Couture Yourself! **Giveaway Closed **

Juicy Couture's newest fragrance, Couture Couture ... my fave scent of the moment! I picked up this little goodie bag at the Nordstrom Fragrance Event. If you haven't ever been to an event, grab your girlfriends and go! They are fabulous! This set includes a vinyl Juicy Couture bag, a .16 oz Couture Couture Parfum , perfume solid, body lotion sample, and a sparkly picture frame key chain. Oh So Juicy!

To enter ... be a follower and simply leave a comment about why you wanna win this Juicy set.

For extra entries, spread the word! Blog, Tweet and Facebook a link back to this giveaway, and I will add extra points. Just be sure to comment each time you do a shout out so I can keep tally!

Sealed With A Fish ** Giveaway Closed **

This frame was handmade by a local crafter here in Oregon. Julie from Sealed With A Fish handcrafts the cutest frames and magnet boards - I know this because between myself, my sis and mom-in-law, we have several of Julie's pieces throughout our homes and offices! We absolutely adore the personal touches and uniqueness that Julie offers in her work, and you will too!

To win the above 'Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful' frame, please visit Sealed With A Fish on Etsy. Peek around Julie's shop, then come back here and tell me what your absolute favorite frame is. This will be hard, I know. You will want them all!

For 10 extra entries ... make a purchase! Comment as to which frame you had to have.

Extra points for shout-outs on your blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Just let me know you did so (one comment for each shout-out, please).

Every girl should have a Coach ... ** Giveaway Closed **

Coach Coin Purse in PINK!!! I heart these coin purses, especially in fun and pretty colors! Not only do I use them for all the loose change that collects at the bottom of my bag, but these are perfect to use as a little clutch, too! Throw your ID, lipstick, and cash in it, and off you go!

To enter to win this little cutie ... leave me a comment telling me what your fave handbag brand is and why.

Get your extra entries with those shout-outs and be sure to holla back!!

And another one ... ** Giveaway Closed **

I Coach Outlet. This busy momma doesn't always want to drag her purse around and this mini wallet is perfect for those days! 'Nuff said.

Enter to win with a simple comment ... tell me what your fave TV show is. Random, I know, but I am curious.

Facebook, Twitter and blog ... leave a separate comment for every link back!

Bella Sugar Cosmetics ** Giveaway Closed **

Oh girls ... you are going to love this! Bella Sugar Cosmetics ... absolutely gorgeous eye shadows!! I had the pleasure of purchasing a compact with 4 colors of sparkly shadows. Not only are the pigments beautiful, but they pop! Bright and fun to soft and pretty, Bella Sugar has an amazing color palette to choose from!

Bella Sugar Cosmetics is generously offering 3 gift sets!! First winner will receive a palette and shower jelly or body wash in the colors/scents of your choice. Second winner will receive a color combo wheel (like the purple set above) of choice. The third winner will receive a single shadow of choice!
Here is how to enter ...

Please visit Bella Sugar Cosmetics and have a look around. Come back here and tell me what colors you would love to try.

For another entry, please become a follower of the Bella Sugar Cosmetics blog. You will find color swatches and product announcements here.

10 extra entries if you place an order!! Let me know what you purchased!!

And of course ... shout-outs are awesome!!

Philosophy ** Giveaway Closed **

How many of you are Philosophy fans? Philosophy is a skin-care company that prides itself on their mind-body-spirit care approach to overall well-being. They have some of the most yummiest smelling bath and shower gels that are so tempting to taste, and their products are sold at stores such as Nordstrom and Sephora.

This little goodie bag I received at another Nordstrom event. Included are the following product samples in a cute little zippered bag: Purity Made Simple Daily Foaming Cleanser, Microdelivery Mini Peel Pads, Hope In A Jar Moisturizer, and Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash.

Enter to win by telling me what your favorite skin care products are.

Be sure to tell everyone you know about my awesome giveaway event, so you get extra entries!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fashion Friday - Oh So Juicy

A few of my Juicy Couture hoodies ... I heart them.

Black Cross Tee .. Guess Outlet

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I will be celebrating my 29th birthday .. woot!

Be sure to check in on Monday for my Spring Fling Giveaway Event!

Fashion Fridays by:

Le Musings of Moi

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Please excuse my tardiness ...

Ever have one of those days where you are so busy that you have no time to think? Yeah, welcome to my crazy MONTH! Oy! Places to go, people to see, projects and errands to do ... I am loving all of it, but my poor brain is just spinning.
Have you all checked out Handbags and Handguns yet? I double heart Hotpants and her blog ... so much, in fact, that I am stealing her post idea from yesterday. It's a form of flattery, right? When you are done checking out my handwriting, be sure to hop over and pay Hotpants a visit ... she is that fabulous! ♥

Write down the following, snap a picture and post it.

1. Name & blog name
2. Right handed, left handed or both
3. Favorite letters to write
4. Least favorite letters to write
5. Write 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.'
6. Write the following words in all caps.
7. Favorite song lyrics
8. A special note or drawing

coming soon ...

Today's post will be up in a bit ... I am running off to a coffee play date!! Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What's Up Wednesday ?!?

It's about time! That's all I gotta say about Kate Gosselin FINALLY going home from Dancing With The Stars. Unbelievable that she lasted as long as she did.
I ended up ordering the shoes I found online that I paired with the oh-so-fab dress I bought from Forever 21. How could I pass up the sale price and FREE 2-day shipping? I snagged them from and went through Ebates, so I got an extra 6% cash back. Happy Birthday to me!
I am so excited to be gettin' my hair did this afternoon! After a long and exhausting debate, I have come to the conclusion that I am just not ready to part with my long hair. So, I'll be getting it colored (dark chocolate) and adding some long layers. I am still too scurred to try out bangs, plus hubby doesn't want me to go there. So, for now it won't look like a huge difference, but I will be thrilled with a vibrant new color and layers.
And here is a little sneak peek of what's coming up next week in my Spring Fling Event that launches on Monday, April 26th! You will definitely wanna check back in to see all the fabulous goodies that will be given away! Be sure you are a follower of my blog so you can enter!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Tunes

I am lovin' this song by Ke$ha - Take It Off. I don't know 'bout you all, but she is one of my fave artists at the moment. Tik Tok is my ring tone, and I always dance around when I hear her songs on the radio.
And an update on that fabulous dress I posted yesterday ... Forever 21 had it in store, in my size, and it looks awesome on! I think J-ezzy was right ... those models are probably way taller than my 5'6" self and made the dress look short in the pics. It was meant to be, and now it is mine. Now to figure out a shoe ... hmmm. I love the ones I posted yesterday, but not sure if I could get them here in time (found them online somewhere). I am sure I could rock something I already own, too.
Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Birthday Countdown

Is anyone else as crazy busy as I have been lately? The sun comes out, and so does the need for a day planner! Oy! And of course, if I don't write it down, it ain't getting done. My brain does not hold on to anything anymore. I seriously cannot even remember what I had for dinner last night!
One thing I am remembering though is my birthday coming up this weekend! Holla! I will be 29 ... my last year before hittin' the dirty 30 (btw ... why are the thirties considered dirty? someone please fill me in!). While I think I have grown out of my shopaholic phase in life (being I can't even put together a birthday wish list), I still obsess over the perfect outfit.

On Saturday night, my hubby and I are going out with a group of our friends to celebrate ... woot!! I have no idea what to wear, and being its my birthday and all, I must go shopping. I was browsing online and found this fabulous dress for a night out on the town. Forever 21 has it for under $50, but it looks really short ... too short for even my liking. I was going to pop into the store this week to see it in person (although with my luck they will have never seen it). I am trying to figure out what options I would have if by chance they have it in store, in my size, and it is as cute as I imagine it to be. Could I rock it with jeans or leggings? Should it be altered into a top? What do you think?

Of course, if this dress is meant to be, I will need a hot shoe to go with it. I think the yellow zebra print pumps I just got would clash a bit with the style, so what about something like this? Strappy with ruffles ... would it work? Uggg!! I hate being indecisive! I should have had a contest to pick out my 'going out birthday outfit'! Ha ha!

Wish me luck on my shopping quest this week. With the way my brain is operating lately, I think I will just sit in the dressing room and let the store associates bring me outfits they like.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fashion Friday - Jerseylicious

Okay, time to be honest ... how many of you are watching Jerseylicious? Come on - own it, girls!

Y'all know me well enough now to know that I have this train wreck on my dvr. Drama, animal prints, Jersey accents and attitudes all wrapped up in a beauty salon. So ghetto-fabulous!
My mom-in-law saw how much I drooled over these Naughty Monkey pumps at Nordstrom, and being the wonderful woman that she is, she snagged them for me for my upcoming birthday (April 25th, holla!). Oh. Em. Gee. I could sleep in these lovelies! They are hot. They are sexy. They are comfortable! I am so in lust with them and could totally be bff's with a guidette out in Jersey. Whadya' think?

Check out Jerseylicious on the Style Network, Sunday nights at 10pm! Anyone else Team Olivia?

Oh ... I pinky swear that I came back with a gorgeous tan from my vacay ... these pics of my not-so-bronze legs were taken before we left. I feel so much better disclaiming this. Ha!

Fashion Fridays brought to you by:

Le Musings of Moi

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shopping Blog Debut

Head on over to my new shopping blog ... I have opened up my closet for business! Up for sale today are some items from my Juicy Couture collection. All of my Juicy items are 100% authentic, purchased at either Nordstrom or Juicy Couture. No knock-offs here. More items will be posted throughout the next few days, so be sure to add yourself to the followers list, and check back in.
I hope everyone is having a great week ... tomorrow on Fashion Friday, I will be showing off some hot new shoes I received for my birthday! Oh yeah! xoxo

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday's Agenda

  • Finish reading Eclipse ... I started reading this on vacation, against my "don't read the books ahead of the movies" rule. I needed my Edward fix.

  • Catch up on my dvr'd shows. There are a lot: Life UnExpected, 90210, Ghost Whisperer, Vampire Diaries, Jerseylicious, and Army Wives (Season 4 just started on Sunday!)

  • Do Laundry. The never-ending battle. But will be entertained while folding clothes. See above.

  • Straighten up the house. Again.

  • Start posting here. My closet opens up on Thursday!

Sometimes days at home are much needed and enjoyed. Happy Hump Day!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Back to reality ...

Ever need a vacation from your vacation? After laying out by the pool in the 88 degree sunshine (with the tan lines to prove it, woot!!), and not hearing my name "mom" yelled for 6 days, my brain is trying to un-numb itself. Ha ha! Hubby and I definitely enjoyed our break away and now it is back to the real world.
This week, I am working on the new shopping blog ... where you can shop from my closet! I am stuck on what to call it though ... free shipping on your first purchase if you can help me think of a fabulous name!! Seriously. I have never wracked my brain so much for a simple title.
And speaking of shopping ... I think I may have lost my mojo in this department ... GASP! I know. I can hardly believe this myself. I spent 4 hours at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, and left with a Theory tank top, and a pair of Ugg slippers. I spent a good chunk of time in Juicy Couture and found NOTHING. We then went to the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert on our last night, and I found a pair of denim capris at Buckle, and a necklace and dress at American Eagle (two places that I could have shopped at here at home and not paid sales tax). Sigh. I even skipped my Shoe Dazzle order for the second month ... nothing has been exciting me lately. Should I seek counseling?
I hope everyone is off to a great week ... be sure to send those title ideas my way! I will heart you forevah!

A Fond Farewell ...

Wow! Is December already upon us? Good golly this year has flown right by! I have been a busy girl lately, hence the blog break. Unfortu...