Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Year, New Suit

The only thing keeping me going this winter term is knowing that Spring Break will be coming... eventually.... January is so very busy, and February is a short month (plus, exams). Matt and I bought tickets to explore Mexico and there's nothing better than getting a new bathing suit for those beautiful beaches!!

Luckily, Jacqueline Whitmore's conducting a Shabby Apple giveaway!! Shabby Apple is the greatest clothing line for adorable vintage clothing.... and bathing suits!!!

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Recent scarves

I've been working on 4 different scarves for friends this fall season. They were Christmas gifts and they were very well received, which made me super happy. I chose my friends' favorite colors, then I chose a pattern to match their personality. I like to challenge myself by trying new patterns and stitches with each new project. In fact, I don't think I've ever duplicated a stitch pattern, only because there are so many new ones out there to try! So here are the final projects:

Ok, so I take terrible pictures, and the lighting is all wrong, but you can see the project well enough. I've got to learn how to snap awesome photos of these scarves, because they really are beautiful. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gorgeous pearls from Pearl Paradise

The only pearls I own are the ones my grandma gave me for my wedding. They are gorgeous and really sentimental. Every woman needs pearls, no doubt about that.

My pearls are a little fancy though, and I don't find that I can dress them down much. I think the only way to wear pearls with nice clothes (without looking like you're going to a wedding) is the multicolored pearls.

Well, I just so happened to find an awesome giveaway at www.sweeps4bloggers.com! See what a little patience can do? Amazing. So here it is if you want to check it out:
It ends the 31st, so hurry!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Who doesn't love gumball machines? I have never met anyone who didn't love getting candy out of the machines at a mall or grocery store. Even if the candy or the toy was so-so, it was incredibly fun. A treat, really. Pink Dandy Chatter is having a giveaway for one of these. Check it out:


I would love to win. I would totally use it in my own house (although--hello cavities!), but I would certainly use it in my classroom for positive behavior, and I know it would be a hit as a gift for my nieces and nephews. Oooh, the possibilities!

Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway! Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Skin rejuvination

Let's face it. It's the end of summer, and all of us have been inconsistent with protecting our skin from the summer rays. It's tough--we want that glow, that beautiful tan. BUT we also want healthy, young-looking skin in the days ahead. I'm sure in a decade or two, I'm really going to regret some skin habits. In the beginning of the summer, I'm really good about everything, and like most things, it all falls apart a couple of months in.

Good thing WAHM is giving away two awesome Kara Vita products. Find it here!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Thanks, Mail Carrier is giving away so many great things for Back to School!!
Check out how you can win $25 to the Ultimate Green Store!


Clothes giveaway!

My sister-in-law is starting homeschooling in just a few weeks for the very first time! I'm so thrilled for her--this risk she's taking and the commitment she has for her kids' education. She'll be great because she IS a GREAT teacher!

I would love to win this giveaway for my nieces and nephew. Can we say Back to School Outfits?

Check it out here:

Good luck!