Monday, October 14, 2013 Review and Giveaway!

This is a Fashionista Event.  I was given a promotional item to review by to share my opinions about the website.  All opinions are my own.


As if running the bi-annual Fashionista huge events weren't enough, the wonderful ladies who run the Fashionista events have presented us with yet another giveaway opportunity thanks to There will be 3 Winners $400 Total Value $200 Gift certificate and 2 $100 Gift Certificates! was founded by Clay and Elly Bethune in the spring of 2013 with a mission to bring it's members fabulous fashion from the best handmade and independent designers. We realize it is extremely difficult to sort through and discover handmade fashion geared towards the "fashionista". Search no longer. Exclusive deals handpicked by our buyers will be delivered daily to our users inbox. This site is a multiple designer site. 


Let me say how much I love I have found so many beautiful pieces, that I kept shopping even after I received my promotional items, I look forward to my daily email, and I am buying up some beautiful pieces to give as gifts this holiday season, and I know that they won't already have it and no one else will be giving it to them!


These are some of the items that I got for myself.  (Pics of me modeling are on the way, I am still having technical difficulties!)

Wooden Earrings from Designer Twilight Woods

Organic Cotton Racerback Tank

Eco Jersey Pirate Ship Tank

I have to say that I love the quality of these items! I wore the pirate ship tank to my friends sons pirate themed birthday party and stayed nice and cool I was able to run and play and didn't have to worry about the fit, it maintained it's shape and was simply fantastic.

The high low tank, is so fun and trendy, I love that it is all organic, and so so soft. I feel pretty when I wear it!

The earrings have to be one of my favorite items, they are so well made, and nice simple and cute, they can go with just about any outfit and add a bit of nautical charm, (which I must always have.) Plus they look super cute with my pirate earrings I got in Turkey.)

Shipping was very quick, and customer service was very friendly and helpful. The website is very well laid out, and is very simple to use.

You can check them out on Facebook and Twitter but I like to stalk them on Pinterest!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Fashionista Giveaway!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is that time again for Fall Fashionista! This is a very special edition of Fall Fashionista as I have decided to take a slightly different approach then in the past and feature some wonderful local artists! This year our gift package is valued at $130, and features many items from local Wisconsin artists featured at Mary's Making Room!

For every giveaway in the Fall Fashionista Event that an entrant enters, they gain one entry toward the FALL Fashionista Events Main Event Prizes.  Go here to enter Main Event==> $1000 in Main Event Prizesincluding a $300 prize from

Mary's Making Room, is a small gallery off main street in Menasha WI they are proud to feature very talented local artists who make a wide variety of art- dark, funny, bright, and crazy! Mary and many of her artists create right in the shop. Check out the artists by clicking here! It is really a great place to go, hang out, and shop. There is always fresh coffee and tea in her shop, and everyone is very friendly! It really is a unique shopping experience for one of a kind art at fantastic prices! 

More on our prize package! (this should take care of most of your holiday gift giving!)
From artist Laurinda: two scarves at (a $20 value

From artist Mary: two necklaces, hairclip, and a bracelet (a $25 value)
From Artist Christine: a hemp bracelet (a $7 value)
From Artist Nikki earrings and a bracelet (a $16 value) (earrings pictured with Mary's Necklace)

From Artist Sarah: a wool felted clutch purse (a $40 value) 
(due to technical difficulties more pictures are coming soon!)

A $20 Marys Making Room Credit to spend on custom charms for a necklace, earrings, or bracelet of your choice!

The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from  ModlyChic.  K Squared Glamour   is our co-host!   All Fashion!  Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries.  Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!

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LEGAL Stuff: 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted. Still Blonde after all these YEARS , Modly Chic, K Squared Glamour , Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway or the Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby.In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn't and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! Compensation was not provided for this review. Prizes subject to change based on availability. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook. Happy Entering!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall Fashionista Lookbook Giveaway!

Fall Fashionsta Lookbook 2013

Fall Fashionista Events Lookbook Giveaway!

  Fall Fashionista Events Lookbook Giveaway Ju-Ju-Be Bags  Ju-Ju-Be Lookbook Giveaway Prizes: Packabee, BeFabulous in Earth Leather, BetterBe

Welcome to the Fall Fashionista Events Lookbook and Lookbook Giveaway!

In this Lookbook, you will get a SNEAK PEEK at all the prizes that are being sponsored by all 108 blogs for this year’s Fashionista Event, hosted by Still Blonde after all these Years and Modly Chic. Event is co-hosted by K Squared Glamour. OH WOW! Can you hardly wait to see all the great prizes in this year’s event?

Ju-Ju-Be Smart Bags for Smart People

 Ju-Ju-Be is our Lookbook sponsor for the Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway 2013! They have provided us with three of their darling bags. The winner of each bag will be able to choose their colors. Up for grabs is the PackABe , the BeFabulous in Earth Leather, and the BetterBe. Let’s take a look at these beautiful bags that can be used as everyday totes or high end diaper/parent bags. Watch this video as Susan, the owner of Ju-Ju-Be Bags describes these amazing bags with a presentation of the BetterBe: BetterBe:

Just a few amazing features of a Ju-Ju-Be Bag

  • Detachable and adjustable messenger strap
  • Messenger strap has a memory foam shoulder pad with a grippy textile underneath … no more straps sliding off your shoulders
  • Gusseted mommy pocket with extra long scrunchy key clip, sunglass case, lipstick loops, and pen loop
  • 2 exterior insulated bottle pockets … with Thinsulate™ by 3M™. Keep it warm? Keep it cold? Sure!
  • Picture pocket to keep photos handy when bragging to friends
  • Crumb Drains™ … bye-bye mess!
  • Memory foam changing pad included … nice ‘n’ comfy, super cushy
  • Teflon® … fabric protector helps repel stains
  • Agion® … natural antimicrobial treatment inhibits and reduces the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew
  • Metal Hardware … we don’t trust any of the cheap plastic stuff
  • Light-Colored Linings … you can actually see what’s inside; it’s not just a big black hole in there
  • Machine Washable … air dry

Now, for the Fall Fashionista Lookbook

The Fall Fashionista Lookbook features many of the sponsors for the Main Event and for individual blogs. Our Main Event Prizes total $1000. is sponsoring $300 of our Main Event Prize. They want you to know that in addition to their amazing coupons, they also have coupon codes to use when shopping online. More sponsors will be added everyday, so be sure to check back and make a list of your favorite products and bloggers. You will then be ready for the Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway which takes place Oct. 3-9. Take the day off work and don’t miss this event! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Over a decade later, this image still brings out strong emotions in me. I still remember what I was doing, and how I felt that day as I found out what happened.
My prayers go out to the friends and families of the 2,976 American people who lost their lives that day. We will always remember you.
My heart also goes out to the people in countries that experience this type of loss every day.
You will never be forgotten.  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


To my followers, I am so sorry I have been gone, with nary a word to you.

Things have been tough, some of them I am not ready to share, but some of them I will.

First off, we moved to a different town. (Next year I am hoping for Tennessee)

Another thing that kept me away is that my family moved to Tennessee. So I spent every waking hour with her for two weeks helping her move on very short notice so that my Dad could go work for a very cool and exciting new company. Two weeks after she moved, I went down to visit her for a week, to help her get settled down there. (On the way home we had car trouble which was a ton of fun too!)

In addition to that, we have had some trouble on my husbands side. His brother is very ill, I was supposed to go down a week after my mother moved, but my brother in law Joe, had a brain hemorrhage. Two actually. He has lupus which is probably the cause, and it is causing all sorts of complications. At first they didn't think he was going to make it three days, thinking that he would be brain dead, but he is holding on. He was transferred to the hospital in Madison where they are doing some aggressive treatments for his kidney failure and lupus, however he now has three different infections including meningitis. So we have also been very tied up with that. Please keep him in your prayers, as well as the rest of our family. He has four wonderful children who need their father. My mother in law has her own health problems and she has been so amazing and strong through all of this, please keep her in your thoughts as well.

I will resume my normal blogging schedule, and already have some fun stuff planned for us, including everyone's favorite- giveaways! I have some reviews scheduled for lifeway keifer and babydoo diapers, I am also going to talk more about training for my mudrun, and my newly inspired fashion life! I am really looking forward to it!

P.S. I forgot to mention, I also just signed up and start classes for my bachelors degree tomorrow! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Working out!

So, I need some motivation to work out. In a perfect world knowing that I would be healthy and fit would be enough. But I'll be honest, it isn't really.

So instead I joined a weight loss competition! What? Yep totally. Now I have money and competition as my motivators! OOhhh yeah!

I suffer from what I call "Little Sister Syndrome" which is being super competitive and needing to be better than someone else, so this should be perfect for me. I mean getting healthy and fit is a great motivator all by its self, I mean at least it should be, but to be honest the money is seriously going to help!

I'm gonna be serious with you here. I won't post my weight, but I will keep you all abreast of my loss and my journey. I know weigh loss is a huge topic so maybe we will find some stuff that works!