Thursday, March 28, 2013

Birthday Swap Reveal

Hey all! I am still alive and doing well even with my infrequent posts. I honestly do think about posting during the week, but seriously couldn't find any time to. I think once I get a routine down I'll get a bit better, but I know the coming weeks are just going to be craziness. Getting home after 12 hour workdays and looking at anything besides the insides of my eyelids is seriously out of the question. 

During this "spring break" if you could even call it that, I've been even busier than I thought possible since I had out-of-town visitors to entertain while also work and going to my internship, talk about crazy. On top of that, I leave for my good friends bachelorette party tomorrow afternoon. I honestly can't wait for this weekend to finally be here because we have had months of planning on our hands. I'll for sure get a post out about the party! 

Today's post is to reveal the incredible goodies I received from my birthday swap that was graciously hosted by Vicki & Amber.

When I got my package in the mail, boy was I thrilled. I was paired up with the awesome Kari @ La Bella Vita. She was such a blast to shop for and had simple requests, no jellybeans and liquid eyeliner. I obliged and hope she loves her package as much as I loved hers! 

Here are the various goods that she packed for me!

{} Gold wallet
{} Washi tape
{} b&bw hand soap
{} b&bw hand sanitizer
{} Cadbury creme egg
{} Essie nailpolish
{} Philosophy beach party lip gloss
{} Reese's peanut butter egg
{} Extra dessert delights

I have to say this is a pretty impressive package and she really knows how to shop for me. I had to take a picture immediately because I knew if I didn't do it then, there would be no candy left for me to include in the picture. 

I want to send an extreme thanks to the awesome hosts who took their time setting up this fun swap, my swap partner who picked out some pretty fantastic things for me to try out, and to my readers who even after a small hiatus keep coming back for more!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

F for Failure

So guys, I get a big fat F for failure. I have been super MIA from the blog world for too long. I had thoughts of just leaving blogging all together because of feeling overwhelmed. I have been in a crazy whirlwind the past few weeks and things haven't even gotten crazy yet. Tomorrow starts my first day at my internship until mid June along with working and classes. I'll be lucky if I get enough time to sleep and eat with all that going on. 

I feel like I've neglected this blog and I've learned so much from blogging that I would absolutely hate to leave this world. I know that I won't be able to give the blog as much attention as I'd like to, but it just doesn't seem feasible now. 

I don't want to leave you guys, so I am sticking around the blog, but know if I go missing from the blog world for a few days, heck even a week, I'm drowning with life. I'll come back and update you all as often as possible. 

So, here are some life updates for you guys:

Let's see, I've broken up with N, we both agreed that life was just too crazy for us to continue on our relationship. He was a great guy, but the timing was off for both of us. 

I start my internship 3 days a week at a plastic surgeons office. I am so excited for this portion of school because I get hands on experience in a completely different setting. Life will be hectic, but I know I am going to learn so much from this chapter and can't wait.

I've been extremely tattoo crazy. I so badly want to get a new tattoo and pinterest is not safe when I have these thoughts. Here are some of my top faves...

Of course I've been pinning like a madwoman, especially at night, so here are some funnies to help your Monday blues go away...

Source: via nikki on Pinterest

Well kiddos, that's all I've got for ya today. Talk to you lovers soon!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Nail Files {3/8/13}

Happy Friday loves! I feel like I've been away from the Nail Files for so long and am glad I am able to post this week since I painted my nails! So I'm linking up with the fabulous ladies Vicki &  Tara for Nail Files!

I actually picked up these colors at Target and totally on a whim, but am soooo glad I did because I know I am going to be using it a lot. It's an awesome transition color from winter to spring and can even be worn all year long. 

The Sally Hansen Diamond Strength line is no joke with the no chip because it barely chipped after over a week of wearing the polish. I also love the names of these colors, the solid purplish color is Save the Date and the sparkle accent polish is Wedding Crasher. Another point is that these polishes are SUPER cheap, like I'm talking $3-$4 which is nothing compared to what other brands sell for, plus this has the quality of expensive polishes.

I was in no way compensated for this post, just LOVE these polishes!! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Happy hump day! I know I told you guys I would get the winner picked and emailed last Friday, but with the recent turn of events I was unable to do any of that. I finally have a winner of the Jamberry nail wraps giveaway picked!! 

I'm happy to announce that Kenzie @ my life and lemons is the winner!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'm thrilled that it's Kenzie because I've gotten to know her so well since our Secret Santa Swap and she is an absolute sweetheart! 

Thanks for everyone that entered, Kenzie look out for an email from me!! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Birthday Swap

Hey guys! I'm back, but not really back to blogging regularly. Since last Wednesday I have been in a whirlwind and now need to catch up on life before I can get back to regularly blogging. I did want to pop on by and tell you all about this really awesome birthday swap going on in the blogging world hosted by Vicki and Amber since they both share a birthday! I think this sounds like such a fun swap and since I haven't participated in a swap since Christmas, this is the perfect one to get back into. 

Here are some of the swap rules:

{} This swap is only open to US residents

{} Sign up before March 8th @ noon (CST)

{} Write a post (including swap button) and link back to the hosts' sites

{} Get a package together of your absolute favorite things (think Oprah, but a smaller scale) and make sure to spend a minimum of $28 BEFORE shipping. Make sure to include things that you would want to receive and wrapping the gifts can be fun too!

{} Get the package out no later than March 18th.

{} Once you get our package, write up a post showing off your goods!

All the rules are simple enough to follow and what's better than introducing fellow bloggers with some of your favorite things?! If this sounds like a swap you would love to participate in, then scoot on over to Vicki or Amber's blogs to sign up! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Slightly MIA

Hey blog friends! You guys are seriously so amazing and am so lucky to be a part of this wonderful blogging community. Unfortunately, my uncle passed away Wednesday morning after a long hard battle. He left behind a devoted wife and two amazing kids, plus his entire extended family. My heart is heavy with sadness, but I know he is in a better place and not suffering. I know I was supposed to announce the giveaway winner for the Jamberry nail wraps giveaway today, but I'm in Orlando with family for the next few days so I'll have it up sometime next week. Thanks so much again for all your kind words and prayers.