Thursday, July 28, 2011

Runnnnnnning on empty....

SOOOO, things are crazy.
I'm working overtime this week,
my husband's going into the field and 
leaving me all alone for three days (tear!),
and today my car died!

So, while I'm attempting not to pull my hair out,
just wanted to let you guys know that I'm still here, 
and I have a tutorial coming up as soon as I get a second to breathe :)

Anyone else having a way-too-insane week?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Style Hunt Tuesday.

So, the husband and I went shopping today,
and I just have to say, that Old Navy is extremely underrated.
They had some of the cutest clothes today, especially dresses.

Below are just a few of the great things I found.
Check out the sales they have online right now too!

old navy shopping trip

Old Navy Shopping Day by quixotickvinne

Have you found any great things
at an under-appreciated store lately?

Shabby Apple Overboard Dress Giveaway

So, Grosgrain has done it again.
They have posted an ADORBALE dress from Shabby Apple to giveaway.

I fell in love with Shabby Apple last year when my sister
won a dress from them on another site's giveaway.
They're so 40's inpired and you just feel like a pin-up girl wearing one
(the classy, demure, 40's style pin-up, of course. Nothing raunchy.)

Shabby Apple's new line of nautical dresses and skirts
are so classy and adorable. You'll fall in love at one glance. I know I did.

Check out the giveaway here: Shabby Apple Overboard Dress Giveaway
and maybe you'll be the lucky winner!

Plus, Grosgrain is offering a 10% discount code
at Shabby Apple if you just can't stand it
and have to go buy one for yourself :)

Now I said my ABCs.

This was stolen from my lovely friend Heather,
and it is definitely a blast from the past filling it out :)
I remember a million of these I filled out
for my livejournal back in the day.
Care to have a little fun and fill it out in return?

Come on. You know you want to ;)

A. Age: 23

B. Bed size: Double. Full. Potato. Potahto.

C. Chore that you hate: Cleaning the bottom of the toilet.
That dust just won't go away!

D. Dogs: Jack. Grey Pitt-Chow with
the sweetest disposition you've ever seen.

E. Essential start to your day: Cereal.
Lucky Charms especially.

F. Favorite color: The color of the sky in a parking lot at night.
Just enough glow from the lights in the lot hit the atmosphere
and turn the sky a deep blue. I love it.

G. Gold or Silver: Silver.
My skin tone will not allow me to wear gold.
I've been forbidden.

H. Height: 5'5". Give or take a half inch.

I. Instruments you play: I dabble.
I can do a bit of the guitar, the bass,
and the piano.

J. Job title: Starbucks shift-manager/barista.
I make coffee ALL DAY. It's brilliant.

K. Kids: Jack. See above. ;)

L. Live: The Peach State

M. Mother's name: Juli. No "e".

N. Nicknames: Beth. Hebby. Beef.

O. Overnight hospital stays: I had my tonsils out when I was five or six.
I'm pretty sure I stayed overnight then.

P. Pet peeve: Someone talking to you constantly
during a movie or TV show. You can't possibly listen to both.
OH, and stupid drivers who don't pay attention.
Get off your cell phone and stop trying to run me off the road!

Q. Quote from a movie: Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace

R. Right or left handed: Righty.

S. Siblings: There's ten all together.
Ranging from age 35+ to 14ish, in order...
Laura, Steve, Rachel, Michelle, Ben, Brandon,
Lolly, Ryan, Michael, Abbie. Don't worry....
we never all lived together ;)

T. Time you wake up: I try to get up at 7ish.
Sometimes that doesn't happen.

U. Underwear: Yes!

V. Vegetable you hate: Greens. Collard,
Mustard, or Spinach.

W. What makes you run late: Danny. ;)
And sometimes my hair.

X. X-Rays you've had: Teeth.

Y. Yummy food that you make: Beef Stroganoff,
Cream Chicken on Rice, Mashed Potatoes :)
Not necessarily all together, of course ;)

Z. Zoo animal: Penguins. There just too darn cute.

That's all folks! Let me know if you post this on your site
and I'll come check it out.

holy cow.

4am can really sneak up on a girl.

i've been redesigning my layout for a bit,
but wow, i've been sitting at my laptop for six hours.

brilliant, beth.

i'm going to bed.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Treasures for less.

So, I've a new addiction.

It's called Heartsy and it's brilliant.

For those of you who appreciate
the beauty that is,
allow me to introduce to you a better way
to browse and find lovely things on Etsy.

Heartsy features different Etsy artists,
and allows you to purchase "vouchers"
that can be used at that particular merchant's Etsy shop.

The kicker, as they say, is that each voucher is worth
a fraction of what you pay for it,
so you're basically buying gift certificates
to Etsy shops for less.

Why would any sane artist do this, you ask?
Well, it's simple: promotion.
You like what they have,
you come back for more.
Only this way,
you don't have to spend a fortune to do so.

The best part is that if you purchase
a VIP membership for $7 and some change,
you get an even bigger voucher
for the same amount of money.

I've been on Heartsy for three days now,
and I've already purchased two vouchers.
It's crazy easy and so much fun.

I dare you to try it.

long time no see, eh?

Hi there.

So, I've been on hiatus.

That's what I'm calling it, at least,
but it involved a break up,
three moves, a job change,
a career choice, a meeting,
and a marriage to a wonderful man.

Needless to say, life is good.

And at the urging of my lovely sister,
I'm back to share with you all again.

Look for more sparkles,
less mopeyness,
(yes, that's a word. I checked.)
and way more fun ;)