Monday, January 26, 2015

The Mint Julep Boutique Review + Giveaway!!

Well, it looks like the winter weather finally caught up to us around here.  We have snow in the forecast for almost every day this week.  Yuck!  I've been hibernating in the house for the most part with my hot chocolate because I am a super sissy.  

Oh, and don't judge me for the poinsettia/Christmas decorations still being out.  I honestly have no real excuse.  I kind of forgot they were there until I was looking through these pictures...oops!  Poinsettias aren't necessarily just Christmas things are they?  Can they be considered a Winter thing?  Okay, so I'm just looking for an excuse to not have to go outside again and take them in.  

Anyway, on to the good stuff: I am so excited to share this great top from The Mint Julep Boutique with you.  I was beyond thrilled when they asked me to review their product.  It took me forever to pick something out because I loved everything on their site!  This top is really soft and comfortable, which is a big deal for me.  I can't handle wearing starchier fabrics.  Comfort is key for me!  I also loved the length of this top.  I have a longer torso so sometimes tops end up being too short on me.  This one was perfect!

The Mint Julep Boutique is a fast-growing online retailer specializing in trendy clothing.  The Mint Julep Boutique was awesome enough to offer a $25 Gift Card to one of my lucky readers, so don't forget to enter in the Rafflecopter below!  

This giveaway will be open until 11:59 pm Sunday, February 1, 2015. To enter the giveaway, you just need to follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below. After the giveaway period is over, I will randomly pick one winner from all of the eligible entries. The winner will have 48 hours to reply back to my e-mail with their information, but if I do not receive a reply within that period I will randomly choose a new winner. See below for the fine print:

1. The first step within the Rafflecopter is mandatory in order to be entered.
2. The other steps are not mandatory but will give you more chances to win!
3. Please follow the rules and don't just click through. I will be validating the entries. :)
4. This giveaway is open to US residents only - The Mint Julep Boutique does not ship internationally at this time.

Good luck!!

**I received this top from The Mint Julep Boutique in exchange for an honest review; however all thoughts and opinions are my own. **

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Friday, January 23, 2015



Feeling great, actually!!  It's been almost 2 weeks since my last migraine!  That's a pretty big deal!  Also,  I had my MRI and everything is okay!  So that's a huge relief.

Reading two different books at once.  I took a little break from "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss to start "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" by Jenny Han.  I needed an easier read to balance out the other one. (If you click the links, it will take you to Goodreads so you can read a synopsis of each one)

Watching the last couple episodes of the second season of American Horror Story...craziness!!   And my hubby and I just finished the first season of Agents of  S.H.I.E.L.D.  I actually thought it was really good!  Anyone else watching that one??  I LOVE Netflix!

Writing all of next week's posts over the weekend.  I'm determined!  I'm also going to be hosting a giveaway so stay tuned!

Listening to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse nonstop.  My daughter is obsessed!!  It could be worse...  there are a TON of not so good children's shows and this one actually teaches her things.  But it gets under your skin after a while. lol

Wanting to escape to an all-inclusive resort with just my hubby for a long weekend.  I'm not even asking for a full week (even though that would be amazing!).  I just need some relaxing beach time.

Needing to force myself to stick to an exercise routine.  I wish I had an elliptical in my house.  I love those things!

Hoping to get a date day with my hubby soon.  OR have an awesome family day out somewhere.  I'm starting to get Winter cabin fever now.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

House tour {Living Room}

This is my third House tour post this month.  I've already shown you my Master Bedroom and the Dining Room.  Now it's time to move on to the Living Room.  This is the room that we spend the most time in.  

When we first moved in we decided we wanted all new furniture because our old stuff was looking really rough and honestly it was REALLY uncomfortable.  So that is the main thing we looked for in a furniture set: comfort!  We also wanted to make sure it was neutral colored so it would go with things much easier.  It looks so different than when we first moved in!  See for yourself!

(this is actually an older picture, we took out the black table when Paige first started crawling)

I know a lot of people LOVE hardwood floors, but I can't stand them.  They make everything echo and I can't stand walking around on a cold hardwood floor first thing in the morning.  I think it's just way more comfortable with carpet.  I'm a big floor sitter too so I like the extra padding.

We really need a nicer solution for the tv stand, but we have to save up for something better.  I would also love to figure something out with those wires...without drilling holes in the walls.

The brown wooden cabinet in the corner is a built-in, so it saves us a ton of room.  Right now it's just filled with my husband's different gaming stuff.  He's a pretty gamer.

 The brown basket under the television is where we keep all of Paige's toys when she's not throwing them all over the place! Soooo basically, it's normally empty.  At the end of the night I throw everything back into it but that's the first thing she goes to in the morning.

We have A LOT of DVDs too.  Like, too many!!  Right now they are taking over both the brown cabinet and the shelving next to the television.  I'm thinking about keeping them somewhere else, but I haven't figured that out yet!

 My "wall art" really needs some help.  That's all there really is to say about that.  I'm keeping some of these things up as space savers until I get brave enough to do one of those amazing wall colleges that I've seen all over Pinterest. 

The "Paige" canvas is actually something that I painted for Paige's first birthday with all of her little stats on it.  Eventually I plan on moving it to her bedroom, but for now it's saving that space until I create something to go there.  I painted the dandelion and my husband decided to hang it up on the wall.  
And that's all there really is to it!

How do you hide wires in your house?  Do you have a wall collage in your home?