Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekend Update

Hey everyone! So I'm linking up with the lovely ladies, Leeann @ Join the GossipDana @ five30three, and Sami @ Sami's Shenanigans for my weekend update!

Well this update will cover some of my weekday all in this post, because surprisingly I had some exciting stuff to blog about and figured I'd do it all at once. So on Tuesday, I started my very first of 4 classes @ JoAnn Fabrics for a Wilton cake decorating basics course. I love baking and really wanted to learn some more, on the first day we practiced icing on sugar cookies, it was fun playing around with the different tips and making pretty shapes out of them.
On Wednesday evening, I went to a Cutting Edge event downtown with some girlfriends for a Chocolate & Fantasy night. It was at an autoplex and it was tons of fun. There were tons of vendors with plenty of yummy desserts and complimentary facials, makeup applications, hair styles, manicures and even bra fittings. I also got to do a little art project from the vendor Bottle and Bottega, which is a BYOB wine/art studio in Lincoln Park.

My outfit:
{} Lacy white top from Gilly Hicks
{} Dark denim skinny jeans from Charlotte Russe
{} Black suede wedges from Payless
{} Red handbag free from Allure mag :)
{} Gold watch from NY&CO 
{} Gold bangles from f21
The girls!
My painting, and I really suck at drawing so you know the instructor was good!

complimentary manicures!!
Now for the actual weekend, Friday after work I planned on staying in and catching up with my Netflix queue. On Saturday during the day, I grabbed lunch with a few girlfriends and at night I went out to a local bar/club with a coworker and some friends of hers. Her 'boyfriend' tried setting me up with one of his friends and it ended up being such an awkward night. His friend was very nice and all (buying all of us girls' drinks), but he just was not my type at all. Lets just say I am glad he didn't ask for my number at the end of the night. I left and was tuckered out and excited for the next day. 

Sunday was the day of the exciting Blogger Blitz Chicago at Market Bar Chicago. I have to admit I was super nervous going into the event, but as soon as I got there the girls were ALL great and friendly! We were on the amazing rooftop (and even though we walked up a trek of stairs, it was well worth it) which had great views of the Chicago skyline and it was so great meeting bloggers I already followed and meeting so many new, amazing bloggers. I didn't take too many pictures on my camera because other had some fancier cameras (which beat my point and shoot camera) so I will post a mixture of my pictures and some of the other bloggers pictures. I cannot wait to do another meet-up soon with these lovely ladies!

My outfit:
{} Blue printed dress from Target

All of the lovely Chicago bloggers!!
Panoramic view
ChrisDanaPaigeKat, Erin, & Mariel 
The awesome blogger- Mariel

The wonderful backdrop for our blogger blitz!!
Swag bag- thanks to Market BarThe Scribble Pad, and  Alison! 
yummy pizza :)
So I also entered a giveaway for a blog friend of mine, Kate @ Green Fashionista. She reached 100 followers (yay, congrats!!) and is giving away some pretty awesome beauty/face products. Go follow her blog, if you don't already, and enter her awesome giveaway!!!

I also have some pretty exciting stuff going on this week with le blog. On Tuesday, a blog buddy of mine Kelly @ Messy.Dirty.Hair is featuring me on her awesome blog. She is a fave blogger of mine and if you don't already follow her, what are you waiting for?? Also on Thursday, I have my very first guest giveaway going on hosted by Jenna @ Yours Truly. You can go to her blog and enter for a chance to win a $25 Target giftcard, so go enter on that day and please spread the word about it!!!

How was everyone's weekend?
Link up!!

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  1. Yay so happy to meet you at Blogger Blitz! Seriously... chick fil a date! Let's do this!

  2. It was great to meet you! I think there needs to be a bloggy party in the 'burbs next.

  3. So fun to meet you in person. The rest of your week/weekend sounds awesome. I've always wanted to try Bottle & Bottega. Looks like so much fun!

    Have a good one!

  4. Sounds like an awesome weekend! I would love to go to that blogger meet-up sounds like so much fun! I also can't wait to see what you learn in your Wilton class; I've always wanted to try that out! Have a great week girl!

  5. what a great weekend. you looked adorable! i just attended the bloggerblitzDC, so I know just how much fun you had!

    have a great monday!

  6. What a fun weekend! Love your white top and jeans outfit! So jelly you got to meet all of my bloggy bff's yesterday! I sooo wanted to visit while that was happening but it didn't work out :( Thanks for linking up :)

  7. Aw so jealous of this blogger blitz event - we need something like it in NYC!

  8. new follower via GFC!


  9. new follower :):) please come check out my blog some time!

  10. found your blog and it's super cute!!

  11. How fun! Everyone is going to their hometown blogger get-togethers :) I'm totally going to look into if Phoenix has one!

  12. You Chicago bloggers are so lucky! I want to meet you all!! Looks like a blast - so does your whole weekend. I love that first outfit so much!!

    Thanks for linking up with us :)

  13. I absolutely LOOOVE your white shirt! That is just gorgeous :) So glad I found you through Yours Truly! New follower right here girl! Hope you're having a great week!