Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wedding Magazines

Being a florist I love reading wedding magazines. It has always been a special ritual, that when a new magazine comes out, I dedicate the evening to reading the magazine cover to cover. I try not to peek before this time but I always do. Some of my favorite wedding magazines are Martha Stewart Weddings and Ceremony.

I love these 2 magazines because they have a lot of pictures of wedding flowers and not a lot of filler (ads and such).

Today I got out of my Biology Lab a little early. It was not the most pleasant class, we had to dissect. So I decided to treat myself to a trip to Barnes and Noble. Well, low and behold, the Martha Stewart magazine was out. I was thrilled. I picked one up and now I am sitting on the couch relaxing and reading it cover to cover.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Free Gift From Coach

Coach is giving away a free gift in honor of their new Poppy line. Go HERE, fill out the form and bring it to any Coach store and they will give you a free gift.

Thanks Frugal Rhode Island Mama for the info.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Love to Travel!! Travel + Leisure Magazine Giveaway

Who doesn't love to travel?!? And the prefect time to travel is right now, during the beautiful summer months. Unfortunately for me, the timing is not right and I do not get to go on a vacation until next year. My husband and I went on a long, expensive honeymoon last fall, so we need to save up our resources. But let me tell you , when we do go, it will be an excellent, well planned trip!!

So for all of us non-travelers this summer, let's drool over this great magazine, Travel+Leisure. This magazine is helping me narrow down where we would like to go...well, maybe.. I love to look at all the gorgeous pictures and day dream about going to all the exotic locals the write about. They also have neat articles about places to eat while on vacation. I was just looking at their website and they have an article on ice cream parlors. Delicious!!

Sorry, I am getting a bit side tracked here. Can you tell I am drooling over the ice cream?

Ok...so because I want to travel but can't and I am sure there are some of you in the same boat, I am giving away a 12 month subscription to Travel + Leisure Magazine to one lucky follower. To win you must be a follower and then leave me a comment telling me your favorite place to travel or a place you would love to travel to. Make sure to include your email so I can get a hold of you if you win. The contest will end Sunday July 5th at 11pm PST. I will choose a winner through random.org.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Family Date Night

Both of my parents are at work with me today. My mom works with me but I am not sure why my dad is here. I think he was helping someone move things in our building. I guess before my dad came over here, he went to the Blood Bank to give blood. He was showing me and my mom the prizes he could get if he gave blood 3 more times. All of this reminded me of my dad's favorite Friday night, date night. I think I was about 9 and my sister was about 2. We would all go to pick my dad up from work, he liked leaving his truck there over the weekend. To me it seems like ever Friday but it was probably more like ever 2 months, he would suggest we would go to the blood bank. My sister and I loved this because it meant we would get to eat all you could eat donuts while my dad was giving blood. My mom hated going to the blood bank. She coined it "The Slob Family Goes to the Blood Bank". My sister was filthy, and my mom was sloppy because she was not expecting to go anywhere other than home. My sis and I, especially my sis, would run around like half starved children, eating as much treats and junk as we could. What a joyous time!! We loved it and today I still reminisce about going to the Blood Bank.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bath and Body Works Goodie Bag Winner

The winner of my bath and body works goodies is #3, Kathie. The winner was choosen by Random.org. Thanks for everyone that participated. Look back next week for another giveaway.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Twenty minute Simple Skirt Tutorial AND GIVEAWAY!!!!

Twenty minute Simple Skirt Tutorial AND GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hopscotch Camis GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hopscotch Camis GIVEAWAY!!!!

AW Rootbeer's 90th Anniversary

In honor of AW Rootbeer's 90th Anniversary, they are giving away a small rootbeer float today, Friday June 19th from 2pm-8pm. I know for a fact that AW/Kentucky Fried Chicken in Lakeside, CA is giving them away.

What a special treat to kick off this summer!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Mommy? I'm Hungry" Blogoversary Birthday Bash

For those of you who do not know about this blog, Rachelle at "Mommy? I'm Hungry" is celebrating her 2nd Blogoversary all next week. She will being have giveaways everyday starting Sat. Jun 20th through the 27th. Check out her blog to enter and hopefully you will come out a winner.

I won a Pillsbury gift set from one of her giveaways the other day. :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Laura's Brownies

Last week, I received an email from Melinda Joy's blog that I was the lucky winner of a small tin of Laura's Brownies. Well, when I showed up at work this morning, there was my package from Laura. Let me just say they were delicious. I received the caramel brownies, which have a layer of both caramel and chocolate chips. Heavenly!! I gave one to an employee and she said they were the best brownies she has ever tasted. So head over to Laura's website and pick yourself up some brownies. She also sells biscotti which I would love to try.

Here is a picture of Laura's luscious brownies.

Spots on My Apples: 5 Natural, Safe and Effective Ways to Treat a Sunburn

Spots on My Apples had a very informative post on treating sunburns. Being summer, we could all use this information. There have been several times when I have been so red and so sore, I didi not know what to do with myself. Hopefully, next time this happens, I will remember these 5 treatments.

Spots on My Apples: 5 Natural, Safe and Effective Ways to Treat a Sunburn

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bath And Body Works Semi-Annual Sale

Who doesn't love the Bath and Body Works semi-annual sale. I love it!! My friend gave me a generous gift card several months back and I saved it until the sale started. Yeah!! I spent all of it on things I think I need. Key word here is think. Here is one of the products I got, that I absolutely love, C.O. Bigelow Lemon Cream Body Wash.

The Lemon Cream Body Wash's skin-moisturizing and super-lathering formula combines excellent cleansing with ultra-moisturizing ingredients to create the ultimate creamy body wash. This extraordinary cleanser, loaded with skin-brightening lemon extracts (super-charged with Vitamin C) and hydrating safflower oil moisturizes skin, leaving it feeling renewed, soft and supple.

I love the look of the bottle and how the smell reminds me of lemonade. The prefect scent for summer.
While I was there I picked up a little something to giveaway. For the giveaway, I have a bottle of C.O. Bigelow Lemon Cream Body Wash, plus a 3-pack of Warm Vanilla Sugar Soaps (just because it looked good together and Martha Stewart says everyone needs Vanilla Sugar).
You must be a follower to win. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite Bath and Body Works product. Please include your email, so I can connect you if you win.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls, Cotton Candy, Turkey Legs....Oh My

Oh....How I love the Del Mar Fair. (Sorry guys, I know that is not it's real name but it will always be the Del Mar Fair to me.) I can't wait to indulge in all that fat fried goodness. What to eat first?? Who can decide? I guess I will just have to eat everything I see.

My family and I will venture to the fair tomorrow. My brother-n-law and I want to eat everything in sight and my sister-in-law wants to go on all the rides. My DH is just along for the ride. Isn't it nice to be married to someone that goes along with the flow?

Hopefully, I will have pictures to share once I wake from my fried food stupor. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Rae Gun: Giveaway: Citrus Summer Ruffle Diaper

Rae Gun: Giveaway: Citrus Summer Ruffle Diaper

Winners for OPI Nail Polish

The winners for the Nail Polish are......Comment #2, Allison, and Comment #26, Cindy E. The winners were choosen through random.org. I will send an email out to both winners. Please respond back with 72 hours with the color you would like.

Thank you to everyone that participated!! I love this!! Look back often for other giveaways.

One of My Most Favorite Things....

There is nothing I love more than coming home from work and snuggling on the couch with one of these guys!!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cute Earrings by Pretty Paris

A few of you who are following my blog, told me you really liked the link on making rose earrings. Well, if you don't feel all that crafty, here is a Etsy seller that makes earrings very similar and the cost is very reasonable. Her shop is called Pretty Paris She also has a blog, Lilly Shay Style, where she has a giveaway going for a pair of turquoise rose earrings. Take a look at her blog and her Etsy shop.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Let's get this blog started!! - Closed

Summer is almost here!! So that means flip flops, shorts and bright, tropical colors. It also means we all need bright colored toe nails. One of my favorite nail polishes is OPI I love all of their colors and how they last. I was talking about their polish with my sis and she asked what all the big hype was....well if I paint my toes with OPI nail polish, the polish lasts twice as long as a store brand nail polish. So she went out and bought herself a bottle.

Can you tell I love the orange colors? This is the one color that screams summer (well and hot pink). I can't resist Conga-line Coral, Charmed by a snake, Lunch at the Delhi and a ton of others. I think I am in love!!

In honor of the summer season, I thought I would giveaway a bottle of OPI nail polish.

How to Enter
1) Mandatory- Visit OPI, and leave me a comment telling me your favorite color of nail polish. One lucky reader (or maybe 2, if I am feeling nice) will win a bottle of nail polish of their choosing.

Deadline: June 12, 2009 at noon PST

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Giant Fortune Cookie

Check out this website. http://www.giant-fortune-cookies.com/bestsellers They sell giant fortune cookies for all occasions. I don't know about you but I love to get my fortune cookie at the end of an asian meal. I believe that you need to pick your cookie or you will not get the right fortune. :) The Giant Fortune Cookie sells these large cookies dipped in chocolate, white, milk or dark and then sprinkles are added. The best part is you get to include your own message. I think these large treats when make anyone's day special.

Check out Melinda Joy's blog for reviews of other products and a chance to win a Giant Fortune Cookie.


Garage Sale, How I Love Thee

Or at least I think I do...well maybe not. Today my parents and I had a garage sale. I love the idea of having one. You might think I am crazy but I have always loved getting up early for a garage sale, having a fancy coffee and a bad for you breakfast like donuts or muffins. However, once that first hour is over the love is gone. You spend so much time putting everything out and then you have to lug most of it back in. I think we made $120.00 for 9 hours of work. I spent my share on gas. :( Maybe I don't love garage sales as much as I thought.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Vintage Earrings Tutorial and GIVEAWAY!!!!

Vintage Earrings Tutorial and GIVEAWAY!!!!

Million Blog List

I just added my blog to the Million Blog List. They are trying to see how long it will take to get to a million blogs. I am listed somewhere around 2400. Not sure of my exact number, yet. Go to their website and list your blog: http://www.millionbloglist.com/



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My New Favorite Things

My husband and I recently went to Grass Valley, Ca for a wedding. Beautiful!! When strolling around the town we stumbled across an awesome fabric store, Fabrics on Mill St., www.fabricsonmillst.com If you are ever there, stop by and take a look. They also have several items on their website or you can call them direct and they will ship items too you.

While at this store, I found a set of quilting blocks that I LOVE!! Wonderland by Moda. It has bright, colorful patterns that scream HAPPY. I am in the process of making a baby quilt. It is definitely not your traditional baby colors but I am not into baby pink or baby blue.


Spots on My Apples: 3 Reusable Bag Combo Giveaway from TuckerBags!

Spots on My Apples: 3 Reusable Bag Combo Giveaway from TuckerBags!

Frugal Rhode Island Mama: Birthday Giveaway : $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway sponsored by Mr. Rebates

Frugal Rhode Island Mama: Birthday Giveaway : $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway sponsored by Mr. Rebates

Milk Weed Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Milk Weed Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Loose Teeth Vintage Inspired Sundress with Petticoat GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Loose Teeth Vintage Inspired Sundress with Petticoat GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Vintage Wedding Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Vintage Wedding Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!