Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Favorite Things

Here are a few of my favorite things from October!

I had a really, really sad day/week earlier this month.  That morning, my friend Jennie called me just to talk...before I even knew the day was going to be sad.  She has this sixth sense when it comes to me, and always calls when I need someone.  She's also the type of friend that never asks "Let me know if you need anything".  She just does it.  She doesn't just "think" about me...she shows me that she's thinking about me.  I'm trying to be more like her.  She sent me these flowers the next day and they could not be more beautiful.  The world needs more "Jennies".  

In need of a spirit lifter, Noel and I went to see Pitch Perfect.  Oh. my. goodness.  First off, I have never laughed so hard.  Second off, I have never heard an audience laugh so hard.  Funniest movie of my life.

Celebrating Walker's birthday.  Charlie and Walker are the absolute best part of my life.  Celebrating their birthdays always brings back the sweetest memories of meeting them for the first time.  I do love this sweet little baby.

Thank goodness for Moroccan Oil.  My hair is a crazy mess, and this stuff savesssss me.  I bought the generic version from Sally's and my big crazy mess turned into a big greasy mess.  The real stuff is worth the few extra dollars.

(Yes, the manicurists always get on me about my super short nails.)  When I paint my own nails, it looks like a toddler painted them blindfolded.  When I get a manicure, I chip them on the way out the door.  Shellac nails are the way to go.  They actually last for a week and a half (miracle!) and I love this funky color I got!

Alright!  Now it's your turn to link up.

1.  Link to your actual Favorite Things post.

2.  If you have an old post you want to use, that's totally fine!!  Just make sure you link back to my blog in some way.  (You can grab a Favorite Things button on the sidebar if you'd like)

3.  Go visit a few other bloggers and say hey!  (I've met some pretty amazing people through link ups!)

4.  When you add your link, make sure you go give yourself +25 to increase your chances in winning these gorgeous earrings!

Enjoy your last day of October.  (Hope you eat lots of yummy candy tonight!)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sassy and Classy

Shoes:  Target, Blouse:  Ann Taylor similar here

I like to call this my sassy classy outfit.  A little classy with the Carolina Herreraesq blouse, and a little sassy with the leopard print loafers.  

And now, keeping with the theme, I'm giving someone these fantastic classy (and sassy) earrings!

Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope you'll link up with me tomorrow for October's Favorite Things!
This giveaway ends this Sunday, November 4.  Winner will be announced Monday morning.
Linking up here and here.  


Monday, October 29, 2012

Raleigh Fashion Show

Venue pictures found here because my own were super lame.

Raleigh had their first fashion week, and Noel and I attended their final fashion show this past weekend.  The venue was absolutely gorgeous with beautiful ceilings and lighting.  The best part, though, was seeing friend and fellow blogger, Angela, and Robb my amazing dance teacher growing up.

Hope you all had a great weekend!!
Linking up with these three ladies.  


Friday, October 26, 2012

A few things to check out...

Who's excited for the weekend?  Judging from my smile, I'm going to go with ME!  Lots of birthday festivities, a fashion show, and some quality family time.  I'm leaving you with a few fun links to check out.  Have a great weekend!

I totally stole this from Anna Lizabeth's blog, but this is by far the best proposal I have ever seen.  You can now give your husband/fiance the evil eye for not coming up with it.  

I am seriously missing this tv show.  Anyone with me?  No?  Netflix it.

The 16 year old me would have rather died than wear a pair of these (well in that color)...but they are going on my Christmas list.

My love for Josh Duhamel grew even stronger after watching this movie trailer....and then I remembered that he was married to Fergie and I was over it.

If i could look as fierce as Rachel Mc in this do, I totally would.  In a second.  

Stop with the fierceness!!!!

US Weekly in the Walmart check out lane told me that Emily cheated on Jef. Shay's feelings on this situation are so hilarious.  I thought we were friends until she told the world whose side she was taking.

This is so me.  

One of the cutest couple Halloween costumes I've seen.

Be so good.

Linking up here.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

One Year

One year ago today, Walker James Anderson came into the world, and our lives have been so blessed because of him.  In some ways it feels like he just entered our world, but in other ways it feels like I have known him forever.  (I know I have!)  He has always been the most wonderful, laid back, easy going baby, and still is(!)..with the exception of a new found squeal he learned when someone takes something away from him.  Walker is a mama's boy all the way and I can't seem to get enough of him...I do love kissing those sweet cheeks all day.  Happy Birthday, my sweet, sweet Walker boy!  I love you so much.

You can read Walker's birth story here.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Finders Keepers

When I saw my sister, Jessica wearing these purple skinnies the other day, I knew I had to have a pair.  So, like any good sister, I waited until she got in the shower and snatched them from her bag.  (I'll give them day) She then had to leave in a hurry, and what put the cherry on top was that she left her brown boots by the door.  Yessss!!!  Lucky day for Ashley!  When my sister, Sarah started taking these pictures for me, she said, "That's my cardigan."  I denied it (duh), but she went on to tell me that she knew I had stolen it from her because she stole it from Jessica.  I guess that's one of the great things about having get to raid each other's closets!

Click here to see if you won the monogrammed shirt.
Linking up here.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I would love to help you grow your blog, shop, or business.  I am here to help you in any way I can.  I have found sponsoring to be a great way to grow my own blog, meet new people, and form new friendships.  I once had this wild thought that people would just randomly fall upon my blog.  Not the case.  You have to put yourself out there and find people who will help you.  I would absolutely love to work with you in November, so click on over to my sponsor page, and email me at with any questions you may have.  

Hope you're having a great Tuesday!


Monday, October 22, 2012

The Fair......

Ohhhh....the State Fair.  I said I would never, ever take my children there.  But I the fair.  I mainly went to make sure my dad didn't hype Charlie and Walker up on too much sugar, but it seems that they ended up with the good sugary stuff anyways. (I found out that the boys LOVE cotton candy.)  The horse ride was definitely the highlight of the day.  How cute are these little cowboys??  And how about this chicken??  At least I think it's a chicken (I kept calling animals by the wrong name, much to the amusement of my dad and the animal guys).  But I've decided that if I was a chicken, I'd be this one.

Have you been to your State Fair this year?
Today is the last day to enter for the monogrammed shirt of your choice.  Go here to enter.
Linking up with these three ladies.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Question of the Month

I do love a schedule.  When I wake up a little early to take care of things before the boys wake up, everything seems to go smoother because I'm not in such a rush.  When I turn all electronics off 30 minutes before bed and wind down by reading, I sleep better.

I'm starting a monthly segment where I have YOU answer a specific question for me.  I loved the feedback this month on what you do to make your days run smoother, and here are many of your answers.

Katie Vale
Heather Skinner Perry
Mary Beth Hunnicutt
Kayla Peveler
Sarah Jane Miller
Melissa Werner
Anna Walker
Megan Hall
Katie Skelley
Jenny Spry Durham

Aren't those great tips?  Do you have any to add?
Be on the look out for next month's question...and have a great weekend!!

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