Friday, June 13, 2014

$225 PayPal Cash Giveaway and More!

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It's officially Summer! Summertime means BBQ's, laying by the pool, ice cold drinks, going to the lake or beach and fun in the sun! To share our love for summer, we 12 lovely ladies have joined forces to bring you one awesome giveaway!! Not only are we giving away $225 just in time for your 4th of July celebration, but we're also giving away 6 additional prizes handmade by these awesome gals! One winner, 7 fabulous prizes, are you ready!?<br />
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Before you enter, be sure to read a little bit about each of the giveaway sponsors and visit their pages to leave some love and thank them for hosting!<br />
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Friday, February 21, 2014

What's NEW?? And a $25 Boutique GIVEAWAY

Hi y'all!
  
WOW!  I definitely didn't mean to be gone this long.  Ack!  I've thought about this (once) awesome blog many times the past few months, but could never seem to make it over.   Is that crickets I hear??  Sigh.  I'm sorry!
 
If anyone is still around,  then I will tell you what's been keeping me so busy....therefore keeping me away from here.  Well, I am now a BUSINESS OWNER!  AAAAHHHH!
http://happychicboutique.com
I have always wanted to run my own business, and I've always 'played around' with different ways to sell things.  Well, a few months back a friend suggested I start my own Women's Clothing Boutique and something just clicked.  Do you believe in 'signs' when it comes to life?  I wouldn't say I necessarily believe in signs, but I do believe in God putting things on yoyr heart, then beating you over the head with it until you finally listen.   Ha.  That's what happened to me. 
 
As soon as it was out of my friends mouth, I was researching and dreaming.   COULD I start a business?  COULD I be smart enough to figure all of it out and run it?  COULD I attract other awesome women to buy things that I love?  The answer:  YES, I can.  So could you, if that's what your passionate about! 
 
So, I'm doing it!  Happy Chic Boutique is an online only women's clothing boutique.   We carry sizes Small-3X, and we also have jewelry and scarves.  We have been in business for right at one month, and it has been going amazing!  I KNOW God is blessing this venture.  I KNOW this is where I'm supposed to be at this moment.  And I am so BLESSED because of it.   
 
http://happychicboutique.com

We also have a FANTASTIC Customer Loyalty Program.  Earn points for every dollar you spend, then trade those points in on various discounts!  That's not all!  Refer a friend through your special link, and both of you get $5 off your next purchase! How AMAZING is that?  I want to be your shopping BFF, while having fun and saving money!
 
http://happychicboutique.com
So, who wants a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to my new Boutique?  (The few friends I have that are actually still around raise their hands...) I thought so. ;) 

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 US Resident's Only.
February 21-27 2014 only.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Glitter Deer Head Wall Art

Hi everyone!

It's been a few weeks since I've been around,  and I have some awesome news that I can't wait to share for what's been keeping me busy.   But not yet.  It's really exciting,  and you guys will be some of the first to know when it's time.  Promise.

Until then, I'll show you my new wall art.


I srarted with a canvas.  I traced out my chevron,  then traced out my deer head.  I wanted a view where it was slightly from the side, not looking straight on, so that's why the head and antlers are slightly different.

I used a teal blue for my chevron strips and I love it.  The deer head is done in a gold glitter.  Every deer needs some glitter, right?  :)  (The husband disagrees with me on this point,  but that's ok.)

I added it to my living room wall.  I just can't leave my walls alone it seems.  I like change I guess.

Thanks for reading!  Have an awesome day. :)


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Divergent Series Review




The Divergent series by Veronica Roth is what started my full out reading obsession.  I found this series last year, and I flew through the first two books, Divergent and Insurgent. 

Divergent

The series is based off of a World that lives in "Factions".  There are 5 factions, and each faction represents a certain character and job in the people.  Abnegation - Selflessness, Candor - Truthful, Erudite - Knowledge, Amity - Peace, and Dauntless - Bravery.  Every person belongs to a faction, and at the age of 16 the children are able to leave their current faction and join a new one if they like.

Divergent introduces us to Beatrice, who is the main character.  She is from one faction, and chooses to leave and join a different one.  There is family, friends, drama, action, and of course love.  The great thing about this book is....there is NO love triangle.  YESSS!!!!  Just a girl and a boy that fall in love.  That's pretty rare in books lately.  I laughed and cried during this book.

Have you seen my Divergent Library Bag?

Insurgent

Insurgent picks up where Divergent drops off, of course.  There are more characters introduced, more drama, fighting, and more love.  The characters are explored more, with more backstory added in.  It is just as amazing as the first book, Divergent.  I have read Divergent and Insurgent many times now.  I fell in love with these books.

Things get tricky with the last book, Allegiant.

Allegiant is the last book in the series.  It was just released this week, and I flew through it in a day.  I just had to know what happened.  I needed to see the happy ending because there is always a happy ending, right?  Not so much.  What I kept forgetting in the first two books is this.....they were in an uprising/war.  People are going to die, they have been through the whole series.  I don't wan to spoil anything, so I won't go into the book.  I will just say that I am not currently ok with how this third book was done.  It is Veronica Roth's books, so she can write it however she feels.  However, it felt too crazy.  So much was going on through the whole book, then we were supposed to be happy with the ending that really matters shoved into a chapter or two. 


I wish I could say that I loved this whole series, but I can't.  If you are looking for a great few books to read, please try out Divergent and Insurgent.  I HIGHLY recommend them.  I can't push Allegiant just yet.  I am going to re-read it sometime....not sure how soon it will be, though. 

UPDATE: After having a few days to process Allegiant, I have to say that I do believe it was a fine ending for the series.  A book friend of mine mentioned it may be a beautiful disater.....and I would have to agree with that now.  I am still heartbroken, but I would recommend reading it.

Have you read this series?  Let's discuss it in the comments!  If not, is there a series that was ruined for you on the last book?



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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

15 Paleo Pumpkin Recipes Round-up

Fall is here!  I love fall.  I love pumpkin.  I also love food.  So what's better than good Paleo pumpkin food for the fall?  Here are 15 pumpkin recipes to make this year.  Enjoy!



 Pumpkin Spice Glazed Almonds from Delicious by Dre.


Candied Coconut Flakes from Our Paleo Life.

 Paleo Pumpkin Bars from Paleo Cupboard.

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes from Real Food Renegade. 

Pumpkin Delights Cookie from Paleo Parents. 

 Pumpkin Meringues from Cavegirl Cuisine.

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate from Food Doodles. 


Pumpkin Chai Bars from The Spunky Coconut.

Pumpkin Spice Latte from Fed and Fit.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie from What Runs Lori.

There is a download picture block on the next few recipes, but they are worth trying!
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bars from Multiply Delicious.
Pumpkin Spiced Donuts from Multiply Delicious.
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Multiply Delicious.

Do you have any favorite Pumpkin recipes?  Share them in the comments if you would like so I can try them out.

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