Thursday, February 28, 2013

Carolina Pad and Miss Lucy's Monograms Giveaway Winners

The Carolina Pad Giveaway Winner Is:


Ashley W. 

The Miss Lucy's Monograms Giveaway Winner Is:


Anna Brooks-Williams

I have emailed each of the winners personally and I hope everyone continues to enter my future giveaways!

dWa

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Entertaining Youtube Videos

The other day at school we some how got on the topic of funny youtube videos during my study hall. We found some very entertaining ones that may just put a smile on your face in the middle of this week!




What are your favorite funny youtube videos?

dWa

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

More J. Crew Factory Favorites

Lately J.Crew Factory has been spot on with their clothing. I am obsessed with all of the pieces and have already ordered a few. I wish I had an endless budget so that I could snatch up all of the pieces. Last week I had a post about some of my J.Crew Factory favorites but they keep releasing more great styles that I have to share!

More J.Crew Factory Favorites

Have you been loving J.Crew Factory as much as I have?

dWa

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fun Fact Friday: College

Fun Fact Friday

While I have yet to decide where I will be heading to college next year, I do have a confession! I have recently become obsessed with room mate searching. Many colleges provide profiling questions to match interests in order to best pair room mates and some colleges let you actively participate in this process by browsing others answered questions and providing links to others Facebook pages. As odd as this may seem, I have loved browsing through and finding room mates online. I obviously am not going to request a room mate yet seeing as though I do not know which school I will be attending but I have loved searching!

Strange, I know but fun nonetheless!

dWa

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Prom Dress Reveal

***Update: I wrote this post this past weekend and at that point I did not have a date. However, this week, I was asked to prom by a guy in my grade and I know we will have a super fun time! Keep this in mind when reading this post however I was a little to lazy tired to go through and change it!***

Last year this post was up at the end of January but this year it took a little bit more searching! Prom is still a while away and I don't have a date yet however I do have not only one but two dresses! 

Two, you are probably thinking I am crazy but one was such a steal that we could not let it get away! It will be perfect for college sorority formals and later occasions but it is not my dress for prom!

At my school we wear long dresses for prom and it is tradition that the senior girls are allowed to wear white however it is not required. I chose a coral dress and couldn't be happier!

First, Here is my dress for prom! It is from J.Crew and about 5 miles too long for my 5'7'' self but otherwise it fits beautifully! I love the color and the fact that even with straps it does not look the least bit frumpy and I will not struggle with keeping a strapless dress up. I can not explain to you how incredibly difficult it is to find a sensible and modest dress without hundreds of jewels and sequins and a big slit up the side! If anyone is interested in a post about where to find modest and classy dresses for prom let me know and I will be happy to share since I have been through that same struggle!

Next is my $50 steal of a dress! This dress fits me as if the measurements taken for it were my own! I know that I will be participating in recruitment and hopefully a sorority in which I will need dresses for formals! I am sorry it is so small but I can't find another picture and haven't taken a picture of it in my closet. It is a long black gown with a pearl halter necklace attached that holds the dress up. It is very Audrey Hepburn esque and is both classy and elegant!

Now to worry about a date, shoes, hair, and makeup!

What do y'all think?

dWa

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Miss Lucy's Monograms Review and Giveaway

I am back again this month with another fabulous review and giveaway hosted by Miss Lucy's Monograms! I have absolutely adored working with them these past few months and am hoping y'all have loved it as much as I have!

This month I am discussing the Monogrammed Boat Tote! Let me start by saying that this bag is HUGE! It is incredible how much this tote can hold and I think it would be a perfect carry on tote for traveling considering how durable the canvas is! Growing up near the water and spending a month each summer at the beach I have seen firsthand the importance of a large boat tote and this one definitely fits the bill!


I love the bright pink handle and trimming and I paired mine with a navy circular monogram! Such a fun way to mix nautical, preppy, and monograms!


Want to enter to win your own? Enter below using the Rafflecopter giveaway widget!

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As alway Good Luck and the Winner will be announced a week from today!

dWa

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

J.Crew Factory Finds with Spring in Mind

As much as I do love winter (I really do!) I have had spring on my mind lately. I am ready for warmer weather as well as less days left until spring break and graduation! I am also extremely weather for spring and summer clothes! If you follow me on Pinterest (which you should) you will notice that pretty much everything I have pinned lately deals with Spring and warmer weather!

Lately, I have been loving all of J.Crew Factory's Spring pieces and I can't wait to find myself wearing a few of them with sandals signifying that spring has arrived! And better yet, all of that sites merchandise is 30% with free shipping! Below are some of my favorites!


J. Crew Factory Finds

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday and don't forget to enter my Carolina Pad giveaway that was posted yesterday and be sure to check back tomorrow for another fantastic giveaway!

dWa

Monday, February 18, 2013

Carolina Pad Giveaway

We all know my obsession with school supplies and organization so when Carolina Pad contacted me about sharing their Greek to Me Collection Crush I was ecstatic! I have purchased Carolina Pad products before at Target and have adored both the patterns and the quality!

I am even more excited to share the exact same prize pack I received with one of you!


The Pack Includes:
2 packs of File Folders
Flex 1 Subject Notebook
Aussie 1 Subject Notebok
Aussie Ideal Book
Super Ideal Journal
Flex Personal Book
1 Subject Notebook

How fun is that? What an awesome way to brighten up your second semester during these dreary winter months!

As I mentioned earlier, Carolina Pad has a different Collection Crush each month and this moths theme is Greek to Me. This means a Greek Key design is all over their products and they even have a way of sharing it for you to put on your Computer, Tablet, and Phone! All you have to do is go to Carolina Pad's Cool Stuff section of their site and it is available for you to download!

Now for the Giveaway, feel free to enter below using the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

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If you are interested in purchasing products from Carolina Pad they have been generous enough to give my refers a 20% discount on their purchase using the code PrepStepCrush!

Good Luck!

dWa

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Spiel: Monthly Subscription Boxes/Bags

I hope you all had a fabulous week and enjoy these TWO videos for this weeks Sunday Spiel. I filmed these earlier this week and they have been on youtube for a few days so some of you may have already seen them.

I get two different monthly subscription boxes/services each month and I love both of them, Check out what was in my February bag/box below!

Ipsy: $10/month


PopSugar: $35/month but use the code REFERFRIENDS to get $5 off!


Hope you enjoyed let me know if you decide to purchase either and what you think! 

As always leave any requests you may have in the comments below!

dWa

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Todays fun fact is about Pills. I can not swallow pills. As random as this may seem it is a fact! I don't have any allergies so I have never really had to take medicine daily resulting in me never learning how to swallow a pill!

dWa

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines Day Outfits

I am sure you will be seeing plenty of Valentines themed posts today and this post is no exception! I am going to share with y'all the outfits I will be wearing today! I hope each and everyone of you has a fantastic Valentines Day regardless of your plans!

For starters, Pajamas! Valentines Day started when I woke up this morning and this was what I was sporting! Some comfy pajama pants, long-sleeved t-shirt, socks, and a pony tail!

Valentines Day Outfit #1

My next outfit is my soccer uniform. I am on Mardi Gras break right now so my soccer practice was from 11-12:45. Fortunately our soccer practice uniforms are a whole lot cuter than the uniform listed below!

Valentines Day Outfit #2

And last but not least I will be showering and hoping back into some comfy PJs since I do not have any plans for the evening. Deja Vu of the first outfit but definitely more in the Valentines Day spirit!
Valentines Day Outfit #3

Do you have any fun plans? What will you be wearing?

Happy Valentines Day!

Love: dWa

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lent

I hope you all had a terrific Fat Tuesday, I know I did. The real reason we have Fat Tuesday though is because it is a day of feasting before the first day of Lent (today) which starts a time of fasting! Whether you are giving something up or taking something on, I always find it interesting to hear what other people are doing as their Lent resolution.

The past couple of years we have done a family commitment.
We had Meatless Mondays, Wheatless Wednesdays, and Fish Fridays. This commitment has always been a challenge especially with hectic schedules so we committed to it for dinners only. Not only did it cause us to come up with more creative meal choices but it was also a great way to come up with our own recipes.

I am unsure if we are doing that same "resolution" this year but personally instead of giving something up, I've decided to add something to my schedule. I really want to focus on spending more time in the word. I am choosing to make it a priority to read Jesus Calling daily as well as the Bible. I know this is something that I should be doing already but so often I am already doing so much already that I forget!

I would love to hear of some other Lent resolutions of sorts so that I can think about adding them to my list as well!

dWa

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Anchored Style

I can't remember where I heard this but if Americans purchased 60 items made in the USA our economy would improve immensely. That gives me an excuse to purchase cute American made products right? Well Anchored Style is a great place to start!

With a motto of Classic, American, Anchored Style what is not to love with these preppy nautical goodies!

With stickers, hats, koozies, and shirts you can be well on your way to purchasing 60 American made goods to improve the economy.

How fun is this shirt and it is made of the softest material!


Bright colors and cool graphic designs make this bands products unique, fun, and preppy!


dWa

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rain Rain Go Away

It is looking as though my Mardi Gras break will be spent inside considering all the rain we have been getting! Fortunately most of my rainy day attire is bright and cheery so I can head out on a gloomy day and not worry about getting wet!

Rainy Day Smiles

dWa

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Spiel: Mardi Gras

Pardon the awkwardness and my rambling in this video but enjoy the mardi gras fun facts!

Also, I wish there was a way I could choose what image comes up as the thumbnail!


dWa

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fun Fact Friday:M&Ms

Fun Fact Friday

Happy Fun Fact Friday Friends!

This Fun Fact is a little strange but fun and a fact nonetheless! 

I prefer mini M&Ms to the regular sized ones. I have no idea why this is but personally I think that they taste better! This christmas I was so excited to have found a big bag of the mini M&Ms considering they usually come in the tubes. Whether it be their cute little size or the fact that I take longer to eat them I prefer them to the regular size ones!

dWa

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Infiniment

I am loving scarves as a way to dress up outfits that otherwise seem plain and casual, they add a fun pop of color and seem to draw eyes to them! I have plenty of favorite scarves but these infinity scarves from The Infiniment on etsy take the cake, they are so cute!


I have two chevron scarves (black and yellow) as well as a sheer white one with shiny thread and I love them all! They are functional and fashionable which can be a hard combination to achieve! Just the other day I paired the black chevron scarf with a magenta long sleeve shirt and received so many compliments! If you are looking for a statement piece to add to an outfit you should definitely check out the Infiniment and all of the cute designs of scarves offered their!

dWa

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

This gift guide is great for the preppy girls in your life! The best part is that I have included items from a variety of price ranges! If you wish to see exactly where these items came from click on the image and it will take you to polyvore where the links are shown!

Valentines Day Gift Guide

If you had a Valentines Day wish list what would be on it?

dWa

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Poppin Desk Organizing

As I am sure many of you are well aware, I LOVE ORGANIZING! I mean I write an article each month in the Smart Girls Guide called Organization Station. Whether it applies to school supplies, my room, or even blogposts, I am a big fan of all things organized! One of my favorite parts of organization includes the supplies used. Recently I found the cutest organizational supply company, I am talking better than the Container Store cute! This new site is called Poppin. The motto is to Work Happy and that is just what I will be doing with these precious new desk accessories!

When I opened up the box this is what I saw, how fun is it that they incorporated a staple remover on the box insert?



And look at these boxes, the color of the box translates to the color of the product which is a fun extra and unexpected detail!


I got an Aqua Inbox that looks great on the corner of my desk! I find it convenient to store some colored printer paper as well as my agenda and a pink Poppin ruler! On the top of the Inboxes I placed a pink Small Tray which holds an aqua stapler, a pink tape dispenser (both also from Poppin), and a picture frame with a photo of my best friend and I from the first day of school!


On the other side of my desk I have an aqua Pencil Cup with pink Ballpoint pens. I also have two Bits and Bobs trays which hold sticky notes, paper clips, binder clips, washi tape, and other odds and ends! I love the convince of these bins and the fun colors are hard to beat!


Below is a little overview of my desk and I absolutely love the way it turned out! Funny how my iPad case fits perfectly in with the aqua and pink desk accessories!


Do you prefer colored desk accessories or clear ones?

dWa

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Tickled Tulip

Alabamas weather has been incredibly odd lately. I am pretty sure last week we experienced all four seasons! Needless to say, it is indecisive! The hardest part of this indecisive weather comes when deciding what to wear. My new favorite article of clothing to accessorize with are these adorable infinity scarfs from The Tickled Tulip on Etsy.


I received both a teal chevron scarf as well as a grey polka dot scarf and not only are these scarfs a great accessory but they are also practical with the weird weather we are experiencing. I love how versatile they are from being an accessory as well as practical methods of warmth. These scarves are soft but also structured which makes it easy to adjust them when looping them as one does with infinity scarves.

The Tickled Tulip has lots of different fabrics that they use for these scarves and many of them are geometric! Many patterns come in multiple colors so you have lots of options when it comes to making decisions about the scarves. 

What is your favorite way to accessorize when the weather can't make up its mind?

dWa

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Spiel: January Purchases

Enjoy!


If you have any ideas for future Sunday Spiels please leave them below!

dWa

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hair Tie Giveaway Winners

The winners are...


Rachel R. - purple
Holly - pink

Please email me at prepinyourstep@gmail.com so that I can get information about where to send your prizes!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

dWa

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fun Fact Friday: Pancakes

I am so glad that it is Friday, this week has lasted far too long! I am sure I will preface many of my Fun Fact Fridays with this statement! Feel free to join in on Fun Fact Friday and if you do please leave the posts URL in the comments so I can add your blog title to this post!


These weeks fun fact was inspired by my dinner on Wednesday! We ate one of my favorite meals, breakfast for dinner! Yumtown! Well while eating our pancakes and bacon etc I was inspired to share this fact with you!

Most people tend to eat pancakes stacked right?
Well, I do not like my pancakes stacked at all! We had a long discussion that night at dinner about how I dislike my pancakes stacked. I prefer my pancakes spread out on my plate because I believe that I optimize the amount of syrup used when I arrange them that way! Does anyone else do this or is it just me?

How do you eat your pancakes?
The winners of the hair ties will be announced at some point tomorrow!

dWa

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