Thursday, October 31, 2013

Boo! It's Halloween! Plus Some Winners Too!...


Boo! Do I have great news for you!  Eek, I rhymed!
First up, the Pink Slate Boutique giveaway ended yesterday and the THREE winners are...
Congratulations!  Kayla L, Heather B and Katie G!  Shoot me an email at and I will get you hooked up with your $15 gift cards!  Holla!  Yay!  Thanks to everyone that entered the giveaway, I think it was a total success!  If you haven't popped over to Pink Slate recently, you totally should - I'm dying over the new arrivals! 
Including both of these...
(available in Red, White and Black)

Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!
Amber and Sunny you are the BEST!

Now, let me introduce you to one my favorite ladies that I have yet to meet in person, Sami from Simply Sami!  Thanks for taking over today, Sami!  #chicago2014

Happy Halloween everyone! I am Sami from Simply Sami. I had Darci guest post for me a couple weeks ago when we were moving into our house! Here is a little bit about me.....I spent all summer training for my first half marathon! I ran it in September and it was awesome! I have another half at the end of November. I am a mom to Nathan and the wife to Brian. My boys are my everything! I blog about my running, my family and my weight loss. I have lost around 40lbs and getting close to my first goal of being under 200!! 
This will be Nathan's 4th Halloween! I was going through his picture's the other night and found his Halloween photo's! I may be biased....but he is one cute kid!! We go trick or treating in a really nice neighborhood in Rockford. Mostly, because there are a ton of people, lots of lights and they all have great candy!!!!!!!!!!!! 

His first Halloween (2010)! We made a Mr. Potato Head pumpkin! He wasn't too thrilled with it at first, but he warmed up to it! Arrrgh!! Nathan was a little pirate!! We didn't trick or treat this year...we handed out candy. Mostly to kids that were not dressed up and had Walmart bags to carry their candy in. I felt so bad for them. They must have been like 8-12 years old. I wanted to kick their parents in the head. 

The next year (2011), he was a little older and able to walk. This was the funnest Halloween yet! He ran around to every house so fast and was so excited about saying Trick or Treat to everyone! He also wanted to take handfuls of candy from every bucket instead of just one! My little skeleton! 

Last year Nathan was Mr. Snowman! This was my favorite outfit! He LOVED IT...................until we put it on and then he wasn't so happy. Especially since I asked if we could take pictures. Then we started trick or treating and he was totally into it. Running around to every house, but forgetting to get his candy! Haha! Everyone that saw him commented on his he was carrying his snowman around with him...after a while tried to put Mr. Snowman in his bucket, he fell out and thankfully someone picked him up and returned him to us!! 
This year Nathan is going to be a yellow Crayon! I feel like a horrible mommy....I waited until the last minute to buy his costume and Target had like nothing left and of course I am here we go. We tried to do a homemade Batman costume, but he wanted to be this instead. I hate spending like $30 on a costume! This was only $18.99!! (Yeah, I know, I am cheap! HA!) 
He is certainly the cutest little crayon I have ever seen!!! 
Next year I am going as Samantha from Bewitched and Brian is going to go as Darrin....he just doesn't know it yet! This was the first year that we, as a couple, didn't dress up and go out. I guess that is what we get for buying a house right before Halloween! Womp, womp. 

Thank you to Darci for having me guest post today! I hope you enjoyed pictures of my little guy! Have a fabulous Halloween!! 

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Isn't Nathan just the cutest!?  Thanks again, Sami for posting today!  Love Ya!
It's supposed to be raining black cats and rabid dogs around SEK today, fingers crossed I can convince Jack to just hand out candy! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pink Slate Boutique...

Woo-Wee!  Do I have some goodies for Y'all today! 
I teased a couple pictures on Instagram earlier this week and based on the response they prompted, I know these are going to be a huge hit! 

Introducing... Pink Slate Boutique's High Waisted Aztec Leggings!

These leggings are AMAZING!  They are made of super soft cotton with an amazing print and leather-like insets!  The high waist lends to a smooth fit in the mid-section and the lack of elastic allows for smooth layering and NO MUFFIN TOP!  Can I get an Amen!?

I find them to fit true to size and I'm wearing a Large...don't judge me; I have thighs for days!    Another plus, the Aztec Leggings not only come in White...but also Turquoise and Rust!  Eek!

Now, let's get to the reason you're all here...Sunny and Amber from Pink Slate Boutique are graciously giving THREE of you lovely ladies $15 gift certificates to use at towards your next purchase!  Holla!

This is my first Rafflecopter Giveaway so I'm crossing my fingers I did everything right!  In order to enter you MUST Like Pink Slate Boutique's FaceBook page.  There are 4 additional opportunities for more entries too!

The contest will run from today until next Wednesday 11/30/13 at Midnight CST.  Good Luck!
Now it's time for some Super Model Darci Attempting To Model Outtakes...You're Welcome!
 Who wants to give me posing lessons?!  I'm a quick learner...promise!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

So What! It's Hump Day...

Is it Wednesday again already!?  Wowza, with work being so bat-shit the weeks are just flying by!  Linking up with the Flyest New Momma of TWO today!
Life After I Dew

This week I'm saying So What! if...
  • I haven't done one single training run in...oh...9 days...FML! #halftraining #fail
  • I have been shoveling DDP and Sixlets in my mouth like I only have the next 24 hours to live... #fatgirlfolife
  • I'm obsessed with my new BOOTIES... #hazelandoliveboutique
  • The Husband had to step up my game and order the kid's Halloween costumes last weekend since I hadn't managed to take 5 minutes and do it... #momfail
  • I've been rocking false lashes this week and LOVE it... #maclashes #number3
  • I'm finally, maybe, kind of finding a love for pants!  I know, I can't believe it either... #areyouwearingpants
  • I change my mind on Bean's Big Girl Room every other day... #helpme #opinionswelcome
  • I can't wait for my Chicago Quickie next weekend!  Eek!  #soexcited #muchneeded
    Photo From @chitowngirrl on Instagram
  • I think I verbally committed to my first FULL marathon last week... #wtf #killmenow
  • I used hashtags at the end of every single bullet point... #youloveit #sorryimnotsorry #hashtag
That's all I gots for ya today! Head on over and link up, Bitches!  #yourewelcome

Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekend Rewind...

Happy Monday, Y'all! I had a great weekend, what about you?!

I've mentioned before that Pitt State Football is a BIG thing around these parts and this past weekend was the annual Fall Classic that's held at Arrowhead Stadium home of the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS!

It was also GIRL'S WEEKEND! Holla! Smoove Stack-A-Dolla!!  Enjoy this Weekend Rewind brought to you via my Home Girl (Instagram)!

 Pre-Game Mimosa's!
 1)  Bottoms Up
2)  My Pretty Girlfriends - Katelyn, Fallyne and Kelley
3)  Watco Tailgate - BBQ Heaven
4)  Watco Tailgate - Feeding the Masses
 5)  Katelyn and Fallyne
6)  Headed Up To The Suite
7)  The Tunnel
8)  "It's Get'n Cray In Here!"
9)  The Ladies
10)  Post-Game
11)  Still Look'n Fly 14 Hours Later #bedtime
12)  GUS
And then...this happened...EPIC!
How do you think it ended?!  LOL..

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

So What! Wednesday...

Hola Senioritas!  What Day Is It?  So What! Wednesday! 
This week I'm So What! if...
  • I'm a fair-weather Chiefs fan...but at least I look good doin' it!?  SIX and Oooohhhh! 
The Guinness Book of World Records was at the game this past Sunday for the World's Loudest Stadium and in true form, we killed it!  The previous record was 136.5, the new record is 137.5!  #loudandproud Don't ask me what the measurement is because I have no clue!  Lastly, the dumbass in the last photo collage walks on the hot coals out of his grill before every home game...idiot!

  • Work has been so bat-shit cray and I'm so exhausted, like all the time...and making a total ass of myself!  Eek!
  • Exhibit A - Documenting the Life & Emotions of Eating Smarties...
    Exhibit B
    Exhibit C - Tired, Work, Teach, Blah...
    Exhibit D
    Exhibit E - My friends start asking ridiculous questions...

  • I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do for Norah's Halloween costume; let alone thought about ordering Jack's...although if he would quit changing his mind every other day...! #momfail

  • I might actually be realizing/admitting that Bean maybe is my real-life mini!
    What are you saying So What! to this week!?  Head on over and link up with Shannon, right Meow!
    Life After I Dew