LOTS of Spring giveaways going on this month!!!!


Apr 26, 2011

Wallflower Jeans Giveaway!

Remember these Wallflower Legendary Bootcut jeans that are on my list of favorite jeans of all time?  Well, I now own a second pair and they are the Wallflower Famous Flare Jeans.  I wanted to tell you about them and give you the chance to win some for yourself!

There are so many things that I love about these Wallflower Famous Flare Jeans.  First of all, the reasonable prices.  They are usually around $34 a pair to start out, but they often mark them down or have sales that get them to about $25 a pair.  However, not all of their jeans get down that low and some of them sell out too fast, so you may not want to wait if there is a pair that you have your eye on.  You can buy them on the Wallflower website here.  You can also buy them from other online sites and retailers, and you can also find them in stores like Kohl's and Macy's.


Secondly, the fabric they use is just SO comfy; just like jeans should be.  I would live in my sweats if I could, but these jeans are by far the easiest to put on in the morning when I really don't want to get dressed.  They are super soft and pretty stretchy, but still hold their shape and hold the places that you need and want them to hold in. :)  They are as close to "jegging" material as you can get without them being jeggings and still having some shape.


Thirdly, I love their fit.  The legendary bootcut were the first pair I owned and loved.  And now, the famous flares are another favorite pair of jeans I own.  I love the cute back button pockets (as you can see in the first image I posted.)  They are a little bit lower on the hip than the bootcut, in fact they are they are the lowest on the hip of any other jeans I own, but they are tight enough that you don't need a belt with them (which is a deal-breaker for me and jeans.)  They are also a little bit tighter through the thigh & knee.  I got a size 3 in the Legendary Bootcut Wallflower Jean and I loved how they fit, but I would probably go one size bigger with the Famous Flare (a size 5 or even 7.)  I like my jeans a little looser than most people probably, but I also like them to be really long and these are just the right length for most shoes, but not for really tall boots or heels. 

I am excited to wear these jeans in the spring/summer with some pretty flowy shirts and blouses.  I also think they would be super cute with boots and a leather jacket.  They are flare, but can also be worn inside my boots, which is nice when you are still walking through snow in April! :(

Wallflower is giving away a pair of these to one of you!

To enter leave a comment for each entry:

Like me on facebook (2 entries)
Follow/Subscribe to my blog (2 entries each)
Blog/Tweet/Facebook about this giveaway (5 entries each)

Thanks to Wallflower for sponsoring this giveaway!

Apr 25, 2011

Gone and Giveaway Winners

I just wanted to let you know that I will be taking a little vacation, so the blog may be a little neglected...

via life of polarn par

However, I do have a couple winners of some giveaways for you!


The Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway:

Ceci and Steven said... 72 I Liked the Facebook page of the Shabby Apple.



The 2 Mermaids Giveaway:

Jamie Clark said... 63 I'm subscribed



Congrats you two!  How fun! 

I will get in touch with you soon!

Dream House: Boys Room

My poor boys (if I have any) are going to have a boring room if I get my way. 

  Lonny Magazine

I am a HUGE fan of old/cool-looking maps displayed in boys rooms.  Here are all sorts of ways they look AWESOME:


I also like nautical and patriotic themes for boys rooms.

Pottery Barn

Katie Ridder

 Elle Decor

Elle Decor


One last thing: there HAS to be an airplane like this one hanging from the ceiling :)

 Elle Decor


How cool is that?!

Apr 22, 2011

FTF: Have a GREAT Weekend

 Sorry this is up late!  My internet was down yesterday...

Since this is last minute I don't have any features :(

Instead I'll just share a cute pic.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see what you've been up to!


Show us what you got:

Apr 20, 2011

5 Years!


Just want to wish my husband a happy 5 year anniversary!  Look how much younger we looked only 5 years ago!  These are just a few of my favorite pictures:

Engagements:


 Wedding Day:


Best 5 years of my life! :)

Apothica Giveaway Winner

Congrats to:

kittypolishnbags said... 114 I Tweeted about Apothica: http://twitter.com/#!/kittypolishnbag/status/58263594210570240

kathyteo at yahoo . com

She is the lucky winner of the Apothica $50 Giveaway!

I will email you soon to get all your info.


Thanks to all who entered; and go enter my current giveaways; many will be ending on Monday!

Apr 19, 2011

Nomad Footwear Giveaway!

As I have been looking for some cute sandals for our trip coming up I noticed that Nomad footwear had some that I liked.  I decided on these black platform ones with a cute thick bandana print upper.  The print is done with a shiny silver thread so they are really fun and a little bit fancy.  I also loved that the upper is made from this fabric called EVA and it is super comfy.  There is nothing I hate more than having to break in flip flops and having blisters on the tops of my feet; and these definitely do NOT have to be broken in :)


 The other sandals I was debating between were these 3:



 As you can see, I am a fan of the sparkly sandals :)  But, I also liked these more modern ones:



And now you can go browse through Nomad's collection, because they are giving one of you a choice of any pair you would like (up to $55 value)!

For an entry to the giveaway, go browse their collection and come back here to tell me which ones you would choose if you won.

For extra entries:
Like Nomad on Facebook (2 entries)
Follow Nomad on Twitter (2 entries)
Follow/Subscribe to my blog (2 entries each)
Like me on facebook (2 entries)

Thanks to Nomad for sponsoring the giveaway!

Bleached Hair and Velvet Couches

Do you know how bad I want a velvet couch? 
What do you do when you have kids+couches that don't mix?

I mean, we have a cream couch that obviously doesn't work well with an almost-3 year-old, but I think that it is worth all the times I have had to clean it...although I am not sure how good it will look in a couple of years...


I have been seeing velvet couches that I love all over the place lately. Oh, and also, she makes me want to bleach my hair:

Images by Claiborne Swanson Frank Photography


Apr 18, 2011

$20 Credit at Rue La La

I just read that thru April 25th you can get a $20 credit by signing up with Rue la la.  All you have to do is go to their account page, give them your name and e-mail address, and you are good to go!


If you haven't heard of this site, they have amazing deals on all kinds of boutiques.  I love looking at their handbags and shoes specifically, but they have clothing, along with items for the home, travel, etc.



Go check it out!

*Note: It may take up to 48 hours for credit to display on your account*

Dream House: Girls Room

I am not sure why I don't just decorate Allie's room this way, since I already know what I like...I guess when you are on a strict budget you take whatever you can get :)  Maybe I will do some redecorating in the next place we live.

I love all the accessories in this image.  Sometimes I think the small things really make a room.

 via Bloomingville

I am a huge fan of thick stripes for the kids rooms, as you can see from my last post.  I also love the color combo in these images:

 via Oliveaux


 I am so mad that I can't remember where I found this gorgeous baby's room, but I love everything in it.


 I love simple photography as artwork, and I plan on using photos of my kids in their rooms.


And, of course, for Allie, horses.


 Lonny Magazine

I have seen this little girl's room in a number of places and I love it:
 via Just Beachy

I am also a huge fan of bunk beds and I loved these:


So, what do you love for a girl's room?

Apr 14, 2011

FTF: Looks Like We are Still in Business!

So, for a few weeks there I was thinking that FTF may be dwindling into nothing...and may be a thing of the past.  But, last week we got back up to 70 posts and I am hoping we will be able to grow a little more the next month.  Thanks to everyone that participated and a special thanks to all of those that post my button so more people will join!  FTF has been a lot of fun and an inspiration to me in so many ways!  Here are some of my favorite posts from last week:

Craptastic shared a really fun desk chair redo.  I love the yellow!


My Passions for Fashions shared 5 of her favorite things right now.  One was this pretty hairstyle:


Sprik Space shared an awesome printable.  I love these inspiring quotes for our children's rooms.


Ms. Not So Perfect shared a yummy strawberry ice cream recipe:


I Never Saw Such a Women shared 10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn.  It made me smile :)
(PS she has featured me on her blog today so stop by if you want to get some photography tips)


Dragonfly Designs showed us how to make a Toddler Bed- awesome tutorial!


Iron Violet Designs shared these super cute cards she made.


The Vintage Farmhouse shared this pretty ruffly bag she made:


Faded Country shared a kitchen redo:


Just Better Together shared some of her favorite things right now.  She said she loved this purple color of essie polish and I have to agree!



Thanks for stopping by today and sharing your favorite things!

Apr 13, 2011

Spring Shoes for the Kids


Pediped is one of my new favorite brands of kids shoes.  They are really well-made and very comfortable for kids and babies.  Many are machine washable and they hold their shape really well.  Many also come with 2mm insoles to extend the life of the shoe
(since kids seem to need a new size every couple of weeks! :)

I just thought all of these were adorable and really perfect for Spring:








Aren't they all super cute?!  I got to review these ones for Allie and she absolutely loves them.  Not only are they easy for her to get on and off herself, but as soon as she puts them on she says "let's go running!" probably because they are so comfy and easy to get around in :)