Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Favorites

Happy Halloween Friends!

Happy Halloween

Sadly, this year I am not able to go trick or treating. Instead I am going to school, running our cross country workout, and then getting on a bus and heading 2 1/2 hours away for cross country sectionals which occur tomorrow. No candy for us! I am also sad that I won't get to pass out candy to all of the precious tots in my neighborhood, but you gotta do what you gotta do!

Since I can't take part in all of the typical halloween festivities, I am instead going to list all of my favorite things about halloween below!

Movies: Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown! You can't go wrong with either of those so I recorded them so that I can have my own little solo halloween party this weekend while watching them and enjoying some of my other favorites!

Candy: I love Halloween candy! I definitely have a sweet tooth and love almost any halloween candy whether it be chocolate, fruity, or anything in between.

Candy Corn: Yes, I know this can be considered candy, but around Halloween, it deserves a space of its own! I love that you can grab 5 and have your sweet tooth solved! I also love mixing candy corn with M&Ms and peanuts for the perfect holiday treat!

Pumpkin Bread: I am seriously considering having a post all about my love for pumpkin bread, but am realizing that that may be a little extreme although it does show how much I love it. I can eat pumpkin bread whenever and in my opinion, it optimizes fall!

Decorations: At my house, Halloween starts the decorating cycle. We have always decorated our front porch for Halloween and the decoration cycle usually doesn't end till Mardi Gras, which I love!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall Study Essentials

As the weather is becoming crisp, I become more and more tempted to curl up in my bed to study or do homework. I know that if I do end up sitting in bed instead of my desk, I become more tired and feel less obligated to complete the work that needs to be done. I have put together two of my favorite outfits that I find myself gravitating to that keep me warm and productive while studying.

Fall Study Essentials

If it is really chilly out, I tend to grab leggings, a long sweater, and moccasins to cozy up in while completing assignments. I like this combination because my whole body is covered therefore I am not worried about the temperature and instead am able to remain focused.

The second option is a great transition outfit. If it is moderately cold I tend to put on old reliable (aka nike shorts) and a sweatshirt or a jacket. I love my monogrammed pullovers as well as college sweatshirts which tend to encourage productivity since it keeps my future goals near to focus. 

Both of these outfit choices are great but without proper "study companions" they will not do the trick. I love studying with warm hot chocolate and all of my supplies within my reach! If necessary I will have my computer nearby but if it is not required then I put that distraction aside! With all of my supplies in one place, my study time is better managed.

What are some of your study essentials?

Monday, October 29, 2012


I've heard of monthly subscription services before and have never really been that interested. That is, until now! Recently I discovered POPSUGAR and am so glad I did! You get over $100 worth of full sized products for $35 a month. To me, at first, $35 sounded like a lot of money but then I saw what was in the box last month!

That is a lot of stuff for one package, Christmas at your doorstep every month? Yes, please!
Here is a breakdown of all that was inside as well as how much each item was worth, again I was pleasantly surprised.

Brokedown Silver Marble Fringe Scarf- $84 retail value
The Perks of Being a Wallflower- $8.40 retail value
Two movie tickets to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower- $24 Fandango voucher
Rifle Paper Co.'s Lined Notepad- $8 retail value
Benefit Cabana Glam- $36 retail value
Becky's Blissful Bakery - caramels sample
Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Towelettes- $2.50
Kitsch Hair Ties- set of 4
Tarcie Martyn Skin Care Line- $25 gift certificate
Food Should Taste God Sweet Potato Chips
Must Have Pouch- Coin Purse
Cookie from Pop-Up Pantry

That is a lot more than the stated $100 value it is over double that and includes a fun array of products to try!
I love the idea and although the price seems steep I may dive in and order a box, I'm pretty sure I spend around $35 if I'm not careful during a single Target shopping trip so why not skip Target and have my money go farther with this box. 

With food, clothing, books, movie tickets and more I'm sure waiting for the box to come in the mail would be the only downfall!

I searched google for a coupon code and this is the only one I can find that works, it is for $5 off your Must Have box: REFER5
For more information, click here.

Are you going to try it?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Homecoming Court

Everyone should play this song while reading this post because the beginning completely described my grades lives last Friday night. It applies so well because it was written by a graduate of our school, Nick Gill.

Friday night was such a bittersweet night. I absolutely loved being on the court but it was our last home football game and this year seems to be going by so quickly!

This post is picture heavy so remember you've been warned!

Loved sharing the night with my dad, so fun to have him escort me even though there were many threats of him embarrassing me!

Sweet Cross Country friends.

Don't know what I would do without these two!

My soccer babies


 Future Homecoming Queen right there!

Dad and I walking out.


Father Daughter Photo Shoot

Looking Spiffy.

Right before walking out!

More sweet friends

We had amazing weather for the game, it was chilly but not too cold! I loved sharing this tradition with all of the girls on the court and everyone looked so pretty. We all lined up and walked out onto the field during half time with our dads and were recognized. Then, the homecoming queen was announced and crowned and we all went over to the end zone to take a group picture. 

I was shocked by the number of people who came up to me after half time telling me that they had voted for me and knew many people that had done the same and were shocked I didn't win. The thought of people thinking I would be a good representation for our school and voting for me is so flattering. After the game (which we won by a landslide 47-6) we had our neon themed homecoming dance. Unlike most schools we do not have a formal homecoming and I prefer it that way!

I was so pleased with the way my dress and shoes turned out and can't wait to wear them again in the future!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

DIY Monogrammed Rainboots with help from Pink Pineapple Vinyl Designs and Gifts

This past weekend I was caught in a bit of rain during a cross country race. Ew! All I wanted to do was shower and put on warm clothes, I was freezing!

A little yucky, huh?

One thing everyone wished they had on was rain boots. That got me to thinking, how can I make sure that wherever I go my rain boots will be unique and distinguishable? My idea, why not monogram them? Honestly, that is my philosophy with everything so why would it change then. Fortunately the etsy shop, Pink Pineapple Vinyl Designs and Gifts had sent me some monogramed decals that were perfect for this project! Her prices are great and she has lots of design options, vinyl colors, and sizes! The best part? Your decals usually ship within two days!

The two decals that I left un-pictured were the two I used to monogram my rain boots. These decals were 2 three inch decals in font 1B. The decal color is navy. 

I applied these decals to my Hunter high gloss rain boots and I am so excited with the way they turned out. Application was super easy and the finished product is sure to put a smile on your face on a rainy day!

Application is simple. All you have to do once your decals come in is: clean the surface you are applying the decal to, remove the backing, choose placement, and press firmly to surface. Voila, you have your very own monogrammed rain boots! So simple and so fun!

Hope you enjoy and be sure to check out Pink Pineapple Vinyl Designs and Gifts!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Miss Lucy's Monograms Jacket Review and Giveaway

I'm sure everyone remembers last month's Miss Lucy's Monograms giveaway for the monogrammed spa wrap. Well this month I am back with another fabulous review and giveaway from Miss Lucy's Monograms. This month is all about the Monogrammed Wind Resistant and Water Proof Jacket.

The jacket I chose was the black jacket with a white monogram in the circle script font. I love the way mine turned out and it is the comfiest rain jacket I've ever worn.

The inside of the jacket is lined with flannel making it super warm and cozy on dreary fall days. It has a big kangaroo pocket on the front with another flap pocket on top of that that is secured with velcro to guarantee valuables stay dry.

Another feature that I love is the quarter zip front. As opposed to a typical zip up rain jacket, this pullover jacket is more likely to keep you dry during sudden rain showers since zipping isn't required to stay dry. The hood of this jacket is plenty big to cover your head and it leaves a bit of a flap ensuring that rain drops aren't splashing down my face. 

Every time I wear this jacket I receive compliments and questions as to where I purchased it. This jacket is available in 11 different colors, has close to 50 monogram fonts, and ample embroidery colors to chose from!

If you are interested in winning your own, enter the Rafflecoppter giveaway widget below. 
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