Sunday, January 31, 2010

Record of the Year

Grammy 2010
RECORD OF THE YEAR


I COULDN'T AGREE MORE!!!
and you better believe this lady was rooting
big time for Kings of Leon :)

Use Somebody is hands down my favorite album, 
and has been since last summer.  Proof is here!!
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gussy









Well, I teased you earlier this week on a Gussy product, and now comes the BIG reveal!

One might ask, "What is Gussy?"  

I am pleased to introduce my lovely reader's to Maggie's company, Gussy!  Talk about a creative lady who has a full time career at an advertising agency and dedicates the rest of her time to sewing colorful bags of all different sizes that are so unique.  

This item is happily mine and has a new home .... with me!

Her signature GUSSY ruffle that is sewed onto each piece
I picked the one with the button - nice little touch!
How amazing and vibrant is the pattern!!!
Love the red zipper .....
AND, the inside is covered with a plastic overlay, making it waterproof!  I feel better knowing I can wipe it out with a washcloth, and "wa-lah" it's back to new again!
This pouch can literally be used for anything, but I am personally loving it for a my few pieces of makeup that I want during the day.  Even better, it is only $15!!!  Cute right?!?!


AND, no more digging in my purse ... 
because this little puppy catches my eye!

Since receiving this bag last week, Maggie has already added a new product to her Etsy shop that I am already eying.  It's a wallet that even includes a small pocket for debit/credit card and ID!  That's my kind of find and would totally be a hit in Seattle since I don't always carry my huge purse around.


Check out her blog here,
as well as her Etsy shop here,
and happy shopping :)
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wishful Wed ....3min




'I wish' .... I could spend three 
minutes in Lady Gaga's shoes!




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Let's be honest, I love her!!!


I find Lady Gaga very unique/odd.  She is intriguing, overly slightly dramatic, an amazing artist, and so much more.  Only she will sing and dance in an over the top manner and NOT lip sync.  Even Britney Spears won't do that!


I saw an interview with Lady Gaga on Oprah earlier this month .... and I like her that much more now .....  She said she isn't just being provocative to be provocative, but she wants her music and outer expression to inspire others and to actually mean something.    She encouraged others "to be proud and celebrate all the things you don't like about yourself and do what makes you feel good while expressing it!"


Who doesn't like a genuine lady who was surprisingly well poised and had a reason behind the madness :)  She is way more like-able than I ever could have imagined after seeing her interview, and I would love to experience her life for maybe a few extra minutes once the three pass!


Who intrigues you?!?!?


***NOTE:  When adding your link below, click on the title of your post on your blog and make sure it is the link to that specific post instead of your blog in general.  Then, add that link below with MckLinky by clicking "YOU ARE NEXT."  This way, others can click directly to your WW post.  Get it?  If not, feel free to email me and I will try and explain it better!  Hope everyone can visit at least two other blogs and leave some love!
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Really????

I am a huge advocate of the library because they make the entire reading process that much better.  Who doesn't love a free book that is conveniently shipped to your local library from another branch just by a few clicks from the couch.  Then, an email update with delivery status pops into my blackberry, and my happy self has seven days to pick it up.


Well not with THIS read.  Geez!




I just added this to my "hold list" at the library, and I am number 320 on the hold list and there are 31 holdable copies.


COME AGAIN??  
Maybe I can read this book next year ....... hahahahha!!


In the meantime,
Stay tuned for a review on the lovely Gussy product I just received in the mail!!

Check Gussy's Etsy shop out if you dare :)
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Wish Wed Topic ....3min



'I wish' .... I could spend three 
minutes in _____'s shoes!


Whether it's a celebrity, politician, friend or stranger .... Who intrigues you??


So, copy the button and post your response to the sentence above on your blog this Wednesday, as well as come back and add your link to MckLinky so others can hop on over and read your response!  Try and visit at least two or three others on the list :)



****For all of my new readers, Wishful Wednesday is meant to be something fun to get us through those lovely hump days.  It may be a wish, a hope, a dream, or an aspiration -- some topics may be fun and playful while others more insightful -- but most importantly, it will give us an opportunity to get to know our fellow bloggers a little bit better, and see what makes us tick ....
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Colt Kreck



My best friend, Abbdae, threw the most amazing prince themed birthday party for Colt this past Saturday, and I am so sad I missed the shin-dig.  Their family is so special to me, and her little punkin head too, so this is where me living in Seattle really GETS IN THE WAY!!!  Ugh.




Love you Col-T, and I'm sorry your Momma's friend couldn't make it.  Good thing you are only one and don't really recognize who is there or not, but I know you Momma does :(    xoxo!
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Catchup

I spent majority of last week in Portland with meetings keeping me tied up ALL day and night.  I think of Portland as a mini-Seattle, and do love the fact that Oregon doesn't have sales tax.  Every.single.visit. ..... my work girlfriends and I think it is enough of an excuse to go shopping since it saves you 9.5%, but this visit sadly didn't give us one spare second to shop.  Bummer, but the pocketbook at least liked it.  


In Portland, 
I indulged in crab cakes THREE days in a row!!  Mmmmm.



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We stopped in at Mother's, which was highly recommended by the six people I screened before making a decision on a lunch spot, and it did not disappoint.  It was the most quaint bistro, and I felt like I was absolutely in Italy.    We ate dinner the following night at Portland City Grill, which had an amazing view of the city on the 30th floor of a high rise downtown.  They know how to cook some crab cakes.  Then, I got pressured into ordering my steak oscar style by the nice server, and oh how tasty it was.  This was the first time I have ever ordered a petite filet oscar with crab and Bearnaise sauce on top.  Can we say I left FAT and HAPPY?!?!  Then, we went back for more the following day for lunch again at Mother's.  I think we liked it -- Too funny!


Well, I finally made my rounds to all 64 (yahoo!!) of the Wishful Wednesday posts, although sadly I was still working on them this past Saturday morning.  That may be a record of most people linked up -- gotta love it!!  Thanks to all my followers for participating and making it so fun each week one after another!  The past five months of WW has just flown by.  Also, feel free to email me topics you are interested in, it would be much appreciated!


AND, today was super exciting, but I won't get toooooo pumped up about it until I get more information.  It MAY involve my dream house!!!


Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed time with their loved ones!!
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wishful Wed ....Gown



'I wish' .... I could have worn the gown that Kate Hudson wore at the 67th Annual Golden Globes Award!








Photos found on Celebrity Gossip and Google Images


I thought Kate Hudson was truly the "belle of the ball" in her Marchesa gown.  Ohhhh, how stunning and classy in white, too!!  I would be the lame one who would only want my dress to be white, black, gold or silver!!  Doesn't she look like a Barbie Doll??  I love it!


Let's see those dresses ..... 


***NOTE:  When adding your link below, click on the title of your post on your blog and make sure it is the link to that specific post instead of your blog in general.  Then, add that link below with MckLinky by clicking "YOU ARE NEXT."  This way, others can click directly to your WW post.  Get it?  If not, feel free to email me and I will try and explain it better!  Hope everyone can visit at least two other blogs and leave some love!
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Drum Roll Please

Okay ladies ..... I am excited to give the results 
of my most recent giveaway!


Thanks to everyone who participated in the amazing Deluxe Blog Design Giveaway, hosted by the lovely Jenn @ Munchkin Land Designs.  I had almost 100 people participate, which is huge in itself.


AND,
The winner IS .....




I was THRILLED (is that bias?) when I saw hubby pick Natasha's name out of the hat, yes old school I know .... She was one of the first bloggers that caught my eye when I entered this world wide web experience.  AND, how can I not love another sassy blonde, now brunette, southern lady that says "ya'll!"  She has a such a fun spirit, just bought her first home, and is training for a half marathon!  So, pop on over and congratulate her on her new makeover AND the fact that this lovely lady just got engaged!!!  What an exciting time :)


For all you ladies who were oh so hoping it was you, Jenn is offering 10% off any of her packages through the end of the month.  Email her at Jenn@MunchkinLand-Designs.com and let her know I sent you!!!


Until next time ....
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Wish Wed Topic ....Gown




'I wish' .... I could have worn the gown that ______ wore at the 67th Annual Golden Globes Award!


Here's your chance to dream big and wear that runway dress you have been eying!!  Don't forget to attach that photo of the dress!!



So, copy the button and post your response to the sentence above on your blog this Wednesday, as well as come back and add your link to MckLinky so others can hop on over and read your response!  Try and visit at least two or three others on the list :)



****For all of my new readers, Wishful Wednesday is meant to be something fun to get us through those lovely hump days.  It may be a wish, a hope, a dream, or an aspiration -- some topics may be fun and playful while others more insightful -- but most importantly, it will give us an opportunity to get to know our fellow bloggers a little bit better, and see what makes us tick ....

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Beyond Favorite



My FAVORITE lady, Teresa, 
is hosting a fabulous giveaway this week!!


so.go.see.her.now.


to read about her life on Bainbridge, spoiling Doogan, hikes with her hubby, Rachel Ray cooking skills and MORE!
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Giveaway Reminder!!



Today is the LAST day to throw your name into the mix for a Deluxe blog makeover by Munchkin Land Designs.  

Click HERE to check out all the details!  
FYI - I will be gathering all the names/entries from that post, and not this one!! 

GOOD LUCK :)

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

A baby?!?!?!

A baby will be here before we know it .....

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Not me, but this lucky sister of mine .....


I was surprised by news last night that I am going to be an auntie again!!!  YAY, what a blessing!


Can it be Aug 2010 yet :)
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wish Wed ....Entrep



'I wish' .... I had the startup funds to build that company I have always dreamt about, and it would be a 
Total Body Wellness Center!
(*Sister - named my business)

This place first and foremost would include my favorite .... Crossfit.  This mega one stop shop would also have a basketball court and league for the hubby, Hot Yoga because I love it every now and then, a Smoothie Bar for a healthy snack after a workout, a Salon for a monthly medi/pedi, a Spa to spoil us rotten, and more.  Think of this place as a Disney World for gym rats!!


AND, since I am a good friend, I would have water aerobics for Abby because she loves swimming with old people. 


What would your business be??


Add your post response to the link below with MckLinky by clicking "YOU ARE NEXT," and hope everyone can visit at least two other blogs and leave some love!
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Wishful Wed Topic ....Entrepreneur




This week's topic:


'I wish' .... I had the startup funds to build that company I have always dreamt about, and it would be _____!


Let's hear all those entrepreneur ides this Wednesday :)
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

A new 'DO???

Is it that time of year where you have been 
craving a new layout??

Courtney held a giveaway a couple months ago for a blog-maker by the fabulous Jenn at Munchklin Land Designs, and I was THE lucky winner!!  She gave me an entirely new look that is pretty fancy if I get to say so myself.  Well, now I get to pass that joyous excitement on to another lovely lady (or man if you're out there) in just a short week.  

Munchkinlin Land Designs is giving away another  
Deluxe Blog Design, which includes .......

FOR FREE!!!  :)

 
 So, here's the rules if you want to play along ....

1.  Leave a comment to be included in on the drawing!

2.  Instead of having to be a follower of my blog, hop on over to Munchkin Land Design to check out her designs and follower her blog for an extra entry!

3.   Blog about this giveaway for another extra entry and make sure you leave an extra comment with the direct link!


Good luck -- you have until  
Saturday the 16th at 10 PST to enter!
Then the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.


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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Little Visitors

Jiffy Lube employee after finishing my oil change:  You have a few visitors hanging out in your engine (while holding acorns in his hand)!


Me:  Excuse me, what??


Employee:  It seems squirrels are nesting in your engine.



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Me:  What?  Are you sure?  


Employee:  Do you park your car outside during the night?


Me:  Yes .....


Employee:  Since it had been so chilly, it seems like multiple squirrels have been trying to stay warm during the night and hiding little acorns throughout.  We will spray some cleaner throughout the engine, and it will hopefully make it where the don't come back.


*HAHAH, okay -- crazy right?  Has anyone heard of this?!?!
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hubby's Special Day


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Happy Happy 32nd Birthday
to my fabulous hubby!!!!





**I came across the celebration picture and definitely want to file this away for decorations at my 30th!  Lovely right?  Now, back to Gabe, sinc it isn't my bday!!
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