Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Meet Nora! [Sponsor L♥ve]

Today I  want to introduce you to another one of my sponsors! Meet Nora, a wife,  crocheting beginner,  mall go-er and  tattoo lover! COMMENTS ARE OFF!! why? Because I'd love for you to stop by and check out her blog! Leave her some love and PLEASE let her know I sent you! :) 

Tell me a little bit about Nora.

My name is Nora and I am 24 years old. I live in Oregon and have been married for 3 amazing years so far.  I love my husband Sean and we have two furbabies 

Lexi the cat 

and Bouncer the dachshund. 
I’m a SAHW and I love it! I really enjoy blogging and crocheting in my spare time as well as reading when I can.

What are you loving at the moment?

I’m loving KMS Makeover Spray aka. Dry Shampoo- I have also vlogged about some of my favorite things: Which you can find here

I am also loving (and hating) Pretty Little Liars, I’m addicted to that show but it comes back in 2013 so I can’t wait!

Who is your role model?

I think my role models are my older sisters. I have three older sisters, Kim, Jenny and Angela. They are each great in their own way. They taught me how to be resilient and bounce back from hard times, how to be responsible and have fun too! They are hardworking, strong women who all have wonderful kids and wonderful families. I love each of them very much.
Who is your style icon?

I don’t think I have one. I really like Lauren Conrad 

& The Hills cast.
but I dress for comfort as well as style. My own style I’m still learning for myself.

What inspired you to start blogging?

I had a few friends who did and mentioned it. ! I wanted a place to keep memories where I couldn't lose them or forget about them. I started blogging right after we got married. I guess it started as a newlywed blog and morphed into a lifestyle blog. I write about pretty much everything and I’m getting more comfortable in my own writing style and being a consistent blogger is helping too!

Where can we find you?

What kind of posts can we find on your blog?

Life stories like this one, vlogs, a few crafts, pet posts and pictures, surveys/questionnaires and lots of link ups- I really enjoy doing those! My favorites are Fill in the Blank Friday and Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday! As well as each of my pages have lots of info about me, our wedding, my five tattoos, a goals list and blog love page for ad swap and sponsors!

What’s your favorite fall activity?

I love taking walks through leaves. I also really enjoy making cookies (and eating them) and drinking  apple cider!

Favorite holiday?

Christmas! I love the spirit of everything, the mood, the traditions- the giving and receiving (because who doesn't like receiving too, right?). I love Starbucks during the holidays- who doesn't?!  I love learning more about family during this time too! And getting cozy by the fireplace with a cup of cocoa, that’s really nice too!

And finally, what advice would you give other bloggers?

I say, be yourself! As soon as you stop worrying about the numbers, they prove themselves to you. I have seen that as well with my own blog. Also SPONSOR with people you want to. Bigger blogs or someone you really admire- don’t be shy like I was. Even a few ad swaps or a 10$ ad can make a huge difference. Most of all have fun writing and post pictures (they do help!). If you don’t enjoy it, why do it? Right?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I am Co-hosting LOVING LATELY!!

It's Tuesday which means it's time for Loving Lately!

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This is a weekly link up hosted by the fabulous Carly, Kristen, Niki & Rachel!  Join us and link up what you're loving lately! Whether it's fashion, color,  crafts, interiors, beauty products, yummy and delicious, or really anything  else, we want to know!
Please be sure to read the rules before linking up!

1. Follow Your Hosts and Co-Hosts
They are the first 8 in the linky!

Kristen @ The Wright Stuff
Rachel @ La La Lists

This week's co-hosts are:

Jessica @ChicSugar
Jessica @ GirlBooklet

3. Link Up!
Link up your post on what you're loving lately!
Please do not link up your entire blog or any posts that are not "Loving Lately"!  
We are so happy to have you link up, and we do go through and read all of the posts, so if you do not give credit, we will have to remove your link.  And we don't want to have to do that!  So please share the love and include a link back!
3. Mingle
It's a linky party after all!
Visit some of the other posts in the linky and say hello!

4. Tweet!
Help us promote and grow this party!

Send a tweet and let everyone know you linked up!
5. Co-Host!
Shoot one of the hosts an email or complete the form here!
6. Grab a Button
Or link back to one of your hosts, and help us promote Loving Lately!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

The "IT' girl

So far you have met the Queen B, and Chuck Bass, this week you get to meet the Upper East side's IT girl Serena Van der Woodsen AND you get to find out who the winners of my giveaway are!

Meet Serena:

Serena Celia Van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively,  is a fictional character in the young adult novel series Gossip Girl and its television adaptation. Serena is featured on the blog of the novel series' mysterious "Gossip Girl" narrator. Serena is Blair Waldorf's best friend, and is a character that appears to easily get whatever she wants because of her good looks, energy, and charisma.-via

Serena's style:

Source: via Vee on Pinterest

Serena is always looking chic without seeming to try very hard.I guess that's one of the benefits of being tall, blonde and beautiful.

                                             Source: via Kelsey on Pinterest

No wonder the other girl's in the show feel intimidated by her whenever she steps in the room (specially Blair)

My favorite Serena quotes:

"Well I'm sorry I'm not who you thought I was, but what's happened is in the past, and all I can do is try to change. If you can't accept that, then you're not who I thought you were."-via

                                       Source: via Dragana on Pinterest

I wish I was this bold sometimes! :)

And now to announce the giveaway winners!

Congratulations to the winners! An email has been sent to you all! And thank you for everyone that entered! And stay tuned for another giveaway coming next week :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Social #11

Here is another Sunday Social link up with Ashley from Ashley's Carnival Ride and Neely from A Complete Waste of Make Up. This week is all about halloween!

1. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? 

My favorite Halloween costume as a kid was this 'princess' costume, because what girl doesn't like to look and be treated as a princess? And then a couple of years after that I was catwoman. The reason why these are my favorite is because my mom actually made these costumes, so to me that is really special♥

 And I am sorry but my Mom has the pictures so I can't share my cuteness with you all :)

2. If you could go back and dress up as something what would it be?

Every single year I always tell myself that I am going to dress as a flapper and then something else catches my eye. So I wish I would do it already so I can cross this off my bucket list .

3. Favorite costume as an adult? 

It seems like I have an obsession with Catwoman haha. Here I am a couple of years ago with my cousin. 

I think homemade costumes are better because you make them your own and because no one else is going to look like you!

4. What is your favorite Halloween candy?

Candy? Screw candy! I am a chocolate kind of girl!

5. What is your favorite Halloween memory?

Trick or Treating with my parents. I love the fact that my dad actually dressed up and went with My mom and I. What can I say? I am Daddy's little girl :)

6. What's your favorite scary movie?

I avoid scary movies, hate them. I refuse to pay money to scream like a little girl and get scared to death haha.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

My college life 101. Part 4

Who knew that Thursdays could be so AWESOME?? Well I did because I knew what was going to happen but still! Last night was sooo LEGEN...wait for it....DARY! LEGENDARY! Oh wait, maybe I should rewind a little so you can know what I am talking about.

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This whole week has been HOMECOMING week!The picture above shows the activities for each day of the week leading to the BIG game! I was unable to go see the Dark Knight Rises on Wednesday because I was working, but thankfully I already watched the movie in theaters so I wasn't really going to miss anything.

So after soccer practice with my girls I went to my own soccer game (I joined a soccer team with my bf) it was our first game with the team and let me tell you, it was so much fun! I love how we both share a passion for sports and we can do this together! I wish I could share picture of the game but it totally slipped my mind! I was just too focused on the game, so maybe if I remember I will do it on the next game :)

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And as soon as our soccer game was over (we tied the game 3-3) we went to the concert which was just a couple of blocks away. When we got there we walked around and checked out the tents that were set up, we got free hot dogs and a free shirt!

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And then we jammed out to Switchfoot! Which was so awesome!

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And while Switchfoot was playing someone started the bonfire, which I was sooo thankful for because I was starting to freeze in my soccer shorts and shirt! But overall we had a GREAT time!

I took this video of the concert, ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I finally had the time!

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It has been like a month or so since I said I was going to dye my hair, (if you are new or don't remember just click here) And I finally got to it! I am so excited to show you, but before I do I want to show you the before pictures so you can see the difference.


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My hair was starting to look a little dull and boring

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Plus the old light brown color was fading and my natural  (dark brown) color was growing out.
So not attractive.

The Process:

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So once I finally decided on the color (medium auburn brown) 
I had to wait until I had some free time to dye my hair.

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(Yup that's my boyfriend dying my hair)

And of course I had to ask for help to make sure I didn't miss a spot.

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Good thing I had a towel to cover my clothes, things got a little messy. And after the ten minutes were up I went to rinse my hair, which I think took the longest.

The After:

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I took this picture the day after I died my hair, so you can't really see the redish tone

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but after a few washes and against the sunlight you can  really see the color difference

I am so pleased with the color!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

I'm Chuck Bass

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Okay so I will be honest, I really really REALLY had to keep myself focused and I had to stop myself from drooling a couple of times, not going to lie. This week's GG post is all about Bass, Chuck Bass.

Meet Chuck: 
                                                                   Source: via Lavina on Pinterest

Charles Bartholomew, well known as "Chuck" Bass is a main male character throughout the Gossip Girl television series and is also recurring character in the novel series of the same name. Chuck Bass is portrayed by Ed Westwick in the television show. Chuck is generally shown throughout season 1 and season 2 as the group's bad boy, and is frequently manipulative. However, later in his Junior and Senior year, a softer side to his personality formed more for people cares about, most notably Nate and Nate's long-time girlfriend Blair. He often blames himself for his mother's death even though it isn't his fault, he has a tendency to not completely trust people and always has to aim better than he can achieve. - via 

Chuck's style:
After a certain point in the season ( I won't say exactly when because I don't want to ruin it for those who are not caught up with GG) Chuck's style changed. He went from dressing casual and just over the top....

 to dressing like a hot business man.

    Source: via Octavia on Pinterest

My favorite Chuck  Quotes:

                                                         Source: via Macalla on Pinterest

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                                               Source: via Tiffany on Pinterest

These are just because he looks hot! 

(you are welcome)

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                                                         Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

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