Sunday, December 16, 2012

To my birthday boy

Today my baby turns 4. And I guess I can't really call him a baby, right?
Levi
Geez, I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday. I remember the 15 hours of labor, the awful headaches and nausea from the meds I had to be on. I remember the epidural wearing off because my labor was going so long. I remember when I finally felt like I was ready to push. I remember feeling so overwhelmed once he finally arrived, all I could think about was how he was finally here, how I finally got to hold him. I remember how tiny he was, how short the first moments we had together were. I remember holding him for about 10 minutes before the nurses took him to the NICU, and then not being able to see him for 24 hours after he was born. I remember the morning after I delivered him, finally free of the meds, and able to see him in the NICU. I remember the 12 days he spent at the hospital where he was born. I remember having to go home at night without him, and feeling absolutely horrible for leaving him alone.  I remember praying for him to get better, to eat more, to wake up and not be so sleepy all the time. I remember thinking about his head getting bigger and his face starting to look smaller. I remember his doctor being kind and asking me about him and if there was any news that day. I remember his doctor finding the results of an ultrasound they did on him that morning and then being told he had to be transferred to the Children's Hospital nearby, for a longer stay, and possibly surgery. I remember staying at the Children's hospital with him for another week before we could go home. I remember every surgery he's had, how old he was when he sat up, how old he was when first pulled himself up, how old he was when he first walked...
I see how much he's grown, how much he's accomplished, how smart he is, and I am amazed that God would even bless me with such a gift. 
Levi turns 4
Happy Birthday to my sweet boy. I love you a whole bunch of woo woo woo!

Lane Bryant Giveaway winners, and Twitter Party!


Announcing the winners of the Lane Bryant gift card giveaway!
Congratulations go to Jennay and Kelli! Comment #10 and Comment #16 were the winning comments. You guys have been emailed so I’m hoping to hear back from you within 48 hours to claim your prize!

 I loved all of your guys’ pins, and style. I can tell you’re going to rock your holidays, and look good doing it.  And if you didn’t win one of the gift cards, don’t fret just yet!  Lane Bryant is having a Holiday Fashion Fun Twitter Party, and you could win “prizes!”

You’ll be sure to find plenty of fashion inspiration for you upcoming holiday party, along with tips on how to keep your look fresh this season. Just because we’re right smack in the middle of winter doesn’t mean we can’t feel and look cute and sassy, right?

Lane Bryant wants to talk holiday fashion with you and all their friends, so be sure join their @LaneBryant “Holiday Fashion Fun” Twitter Party this Monday, 12/17 at noon PT/3pm ET! There will be lots of awesome prizes (HINT:  Lane Bryant gift cards!) But you have to  RSVP in order to have a chance at winning! http://clvr.li/128tjBx

And don’t forget, today, DECEMBER 16, is the last day of Lane Bryant’s “12 Days of the Most Wonderful Surprises”. You can unlock a new surprise offer every day on the Lane Bryant Facebook page. It’s the perfect way to get your favorite must-have fashion items for the holiday season, at great prices.

Twitter Party Details:
What: Lane Bryant “Holiday Fashion Fun” Twitter Party
When: Mon 12/17 noon PT/3pm ET
Where: On Twitter! CleverTweets: http://clvr.li/SYaCNf
Follow: Hashtag #LBHoliday @CleverGirlsColl @LaneBryant
RSVP here: http://clvr.li/128tjBx
Prizes: 18 $30 Lane Bryant gift cards

Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Great Pieces to Rock Any Holiday Party and a GIVEAWAY to Lane Bryant #LB12Days


The holidays are definitely here. I see Christmas d├ęcor everywhere, and Christmas cards are arriving in the mail. We’ve been watching holiday movies, drinking hot chocolate, and doing lots of baking. But what has me really excited is seeing all of the great holiday style, and getting in on some great discounts!

I love shopping, and I am always looking for stylish picks that come at great prices, so I put together some of my favorite pieces that are guaranteed to rock any holiday party you’re going to this season.
Holiday Style from Lane Bryant
1. Sequin tee    2. Matte Sequin Pencil Skirt    3. Luna Lace Dress    4. Colorblock Kimono Dress  
5. Lane Collection Glitterati Tunic

I love these pieces from Lane Bryant. I love the classy, 60’s housewife feel to the lace dress. I love the flowy silhouette from the colorblock kimono dress. And I love the glitz and the and glam from the sequin tops and skirt. You could dress down the sequin tee or tunic with a great pair of denim jeans or leggings, and complete the look with heels or boots.   If you’re a curvy or plus size gal like I am then you know finding cute and even sexy holiday outfits can be hard to do. But this season Lane Bryant has made it so easy to shop and find something for all your special events.

Right now from December 5th – 16th, Lane Bryant is offering 12 Days of Surprise Offers for all their customers, in store and online.  Each day there is a different offer, and I know you’ll see that some are too good to pass up. Today’s special offer is 50% off all denim (excludes Lane Collection) and buy 1 get one for $1 on Cacique Bras.

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And because Lane Bryant is so great to their customers, they’ve given me 2 $30 Lane Bryant gift cards to giveaway. (That means there will be 2 winners!)

**All you need to do is pin your favorite Lane Bryant looks to one of your own Pinterest Boards, using the #LB12Days hashtag somewhere in the description. Then come back here and leave the link to your pin in the comment section below.  You can pin as many looks as you want and leave me a separate comment for each link.  Be sure to leave your email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win.

This giveaway will end December 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM. The winners will contacted and announced on December 16th.

Happy pinning y’all! Can’t wait to see what some of your favorite looks will be!


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Few Of My Favorite Things… GIVEAWAY


Because I love you all…

I love how sweet and supportive you’ve been over the years…

I love how you’ve prayed for me and my family when I put out a request…

And because I just love giving back to you guys for all the times you’ve given to me, whether it be a comment or a like or tweet…

I’m giving away some of my favorite things and I hope you like them as much as I do!
favorite things collage
We’ve got this awesome cookie cutter that makes cookies that will sit perfectly on the rim of your favorite mug…

Some yummy Ghiradelli Hot Cocoa and Chocolate

A fun photo travel mug that you can put all your favorite pics in and show off…

Two Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polishes that will be perfect for the holidays or any time you feel like glamming up your nails (their names are Strobe Light and Golden-I)…

One of my favorite lip balms from Burt’s Bees…

A $10 itunes gift card (because music is the best way to change anyone’s mood)

And a gorgeous Posie cluster in mulberry from my favorite Southern gal, Kellie from Nest of Posies!

Thank you guys for all your support and love. I hope whoever wins spends an awesome day pampering themselves while listening to some great tunes, and drinking delicious hot chocolate!


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And be sure to check out some of my lovely blogging friends who are giving away some of their favorite things too!
Positively Splendid
A Glimpse Inside