Friday, April 27, 2012

Stella & Dot Giveaway!


Do you ever find yourself in search of simple, everyday pieces to add to your jewelry collection, yet not finding exactly what you’re looking for? I do!

Growing up, I hardly ever wore any jewelry. Actually, It wasn’t until my husband proposed to me over 5 years ago {gifting me a beautiful engagement ring} that I turned a corner from wearing no jewelry to expanding my collection to reflect my new love of jewelry.

So I have been searching and searching and honestly felt like I wasn’t finding pieces that I wanted to wear every day. That is until my childhood friend, Ashley, introduced me to Stella & Dot. Not only do they have a just what I’ve been looking for when it comes to simple necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings, but they also have a wide selection of memorable statement pieces that dress up an outfit instantly.

And Ashley, who is also a Stella & Dot stylist, has graciously offered to give away one of my current favorite pieces - the On The Mark Necklace - to one lucky winner today!

To enter {2 possible entries}:

  1. Visit Ashley’s Stella & Dot page and leave a comment back here stating which piece are you currently loving from Stella & Dot’s new Summer Collection along with your email address.
  2. “Like” Ashley’s Stella & Dot Facebook page, and leave a comment back here stating that you did.

The giveaway will end Friday, May 11 at 11:59pm PST. The winner will then be chosen via and notified via e-mail.

Good luck!

I was not compensated in anyway for this giveaway.  Just happy to share a new {to me!} company + their beautiful products!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

#photoadayapril Week 3

We took a break from floors this week to help a {best} friend move and spend time with family.  In addition, we had our first taste of summer weather this weekend and it was awesome!  With May just around the corner, it's easy to anticipate the sunny skies & high temperatures coming soon, but for me it's the longer days that get me most excited!

+ Day 16 - flowers {from our own backyard}
+ Day 17 - something I don't like to do {waiting for anticipated phone calls}
+ Day 18 - hair {off to get my bangs trimmed}
+ Day 19 - orange {business card}

+ Day 20 - something I drew {+ painted in high school}
+ Day 21 - bottles
+ Day 22 - the last thing I bought {my new favorite neon sweatshirt}

If you'd like to follow along daily on Instagram, check out my feed here! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Colorful Cardigans

I've never been one who has shied away from wearing color.  In fact, my favorite color growing up was bright pink, which I tried to incorporate as much as I could.  Since then, I like to think I've toned down my wardrobe, but when looking at my closet you can still find {at least once piece from} each color of the rainbow represented somewhere, somehow.

So what are my go-to pieces when I want to insert some color into my every day wardrobe {of jeans + a top, usually}?  One item comes to mind - cardigans!

I've preached my love for layering in several of my past outfit posts and cardigans rank #1 on my layering item list.  Not only do I find that layering cardigans allows me to dress for any type of weather, I also feel like it allows me to experiment with color combinations that may not be as obvious as others.

What do you reach for when you want to incorporate color into your outfit?  If you're in need of some ideas, head over to BlogHer's Life Well Lived page to check out how others insert color into their wardrobe.

And while you're there, don't forget to enter the Life Well Lived sweepstakes for a iPod Touch!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

#photoadayapril Week 2

 Not much to say this week, just a lot of the same things {weather, work, flooring, etc.}.  But I'm between it all, I am remembering my photos.  So here's last week's photos from the challenge:

+ Day 9 - younger me
+ Day 10 - cold {front rolling in}
+ Day 11 - where I eat breakfast
+ Day 12 - stairs

+ Day 13 - something I found {my desk, after spending all day filing}
+ Day 14 - how I feel today {thankful for my BIL & FIL (not pictured) who came to help Sam & I with our flooring!}
+ Day 15 - (lack of) sunset {all clouds tonight}

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

#photoadayapril Week 1

Sorry for the delay in posting the first week of April's Instagram challenge, but life seems to be all about work & flooring lately.  I've got some fun things to blog about in the works, so hopefully the silence doesn't stick around too long.

It's hard to believe that we're coming up on the middle of April and it really feels like it just started.  Sometimes going through the motions of life makes everything feel like it's flying by, which is sad for someone like me who loves to create memories & is frequently heard saying "remember when...".  As I have said before, these monthly challenges have allowed me to not only take more pictures, but more importantly to stop & appreciate something that I might otherwise look over.

+ Day 1 - my reflection
+ Day 2 - color {when writing at work}
+ Day 3 - mail {going out}
+ Day 4 - someone who makes me happy {my husband, Sam}

+ Day 5 - tiny {Easter basket for the niece!}
+ Day 6 - lunch
+ Day 7 - shadow
+ Day 8 - inside my wallet

If you'd like to follow along daily on Instagram, check out my feed here!  

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A 'Wicked' Good Time

Generally, I live a very low-key lifestyle.  Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy going straight home after work and spending time around the house.  But there are a few occasions when there is an event that I just can't pass up.  This week that event was Wicked!

It all started when I had mentioned to Kristi {the bestie} how I'd been wanting to see Wicked for years, especially since my mom has had me watching the Wizard of Oz since I was a child.  Well one thing lead to another and before I knew it, Kristi had scored us tickets at a great price!

So after work on Tuesday, we {Kristi, Sherlai, + I} hopped in the car and made our way up to Portland for the evening.  We started with dinner in the Pearl District at Oba {delicious!}, then made our way to Keller Auditorium for the show.

To say it was good would be a huge understatement!  I have only seen one other Broadway musical {when I was 13}, so this felt like a new experience for me.  Not only was the talent amazing, but the story line was also right up my alley!

Even though I'm typically a homebody, it's definitely a treat to get out every once in a while!

Monday, April 2, 2012

#marchphotoaday Week 5

And we've reached the final week of March!  With 3 months behind me, I feel like if I could continue these "photo a day" challenges, I might just turn all my photos into a book or something.  Sure, no one would probably care but me, but I still think it might be a cool memory.  What do you think?

+ Day 26 - keys {simple, but all the necessities}
+ Day 27 - our names
+ Day 28 - trash {lots of it!}

+ Day 29 - feet {too tired to cook, so we're eating out tonight}
+ Day 30 - toys @ Costco
+ Day 31 - where I relax {in bed, after a hard days work!}

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