Monday, November 3, 2014

Weekend Recap & a Giveaway

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great Halloween weekend!  I am still recovering from being in Nebraska with my husbands family.  Lucky for you, I'm recapping both the weekend I had in Nebraska and Halloween weekend.  Co-hosting this weekend recap with Bella And The City. (Go check out her new blog!)

Last weekend / week I traveled to Nebraska with my husbands family to have a memorial service in remembrance of his grandfather who just passed.  It was really nice to see so many loved ones show up to remember and celebrate his life.

While we were in town, we had so much fun.  From horseback riding, to checking out the ranch, to having a bonfire in the backyard, to hanging out with family.  There was so much fun and so much food.


This past Halloween weekend was great.  Unlike most Halloweens, I did not celebrate or dress up, but Friday the hubby was still up in Nebraska, so I went to dinner with my mom.  We kept it pretty low key. 

I hung out and watched movies with my pups while my mom passed out candy. She had to turn the lights off early, because she ended up running out of candy!

Saturday he was heading home from Nebraska so I wanted to make sure everything was clean, and laundry was done.  So the pups and I hung out at home awaiting his arrival. 

(Notice all the pup photos? -- I think it's safe to say I am officially a crazy dog lady)

Sunday was my husbands birthday.  We went out for breakfast at his favorite, The Original House of Pancakes.   I ordered coffee with German pancakes.  They were sooooo good! I have always wanted to order then but have never tried them. Such a treat!   After breakfast we went to the mall to browse around and then had dinner reservations at another one of his favorites, Lucille's BBQ.  Oh man did we eat a lot.  We ordered fried pickles as an appetizer, then had ribs and tri tip.  Of course we had to order the pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.  It would have been silly not to.

(P.S. it's my birthday month!)
Don't forget to linkup about your weekend!

Showered With Design


 On another note, Cassie and Karissa have put together a great giveaway, I think you'll be interested in!

Here is the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide designed by Karissa and Cassie!

For Her

Awl Snap. Awl Snap's leather goods are founded and forged in
the wonderful city of Richmond, VA.  Boasting ridiculously soft
leathers in rich earth tones, each Awl Snap product is created with
attention to functionality, durability, and a slight nod to the
quirkiness in all of us.
Receive 15% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

Gertie & Baxter. Gertie & Baxter is a women's accessories line, hand crafted in
downtown Los Angeles. Our line focuses on American girl style,
specializing in headbands, scarves, boot socks and other accessories to
keep you cute!
Receive 15% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

The Posh Daisy. The {posh} Daisy started  when I couldn't find that perfect hand
stamped piece of jewelry that I had been looking for. I decided why not
make my own? After that I was hooked.

My mom and I opened up our Etsy shop in 2011 and the rest is history. We love owning
this little business together; we get to talk and laugh and create!
Nothing better than that. Our collection is boho, shabby chic, and classic. Something for everyone, personalized, and one of a kind jewelry. 
Receive 25% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14 

Fedeli Jewelry.  Fedeli jewelry was born out of a love for a necklace that belonged to my mother; the necklace is delicate, gold, and sits at just the right spot on my neck. I wanted to begin creating things that had an essence of my mother in them - beautiful, dainty, and captivating.

Receive 20% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14


For Him

Kith & Kin. Kith&Kin is a family of makers. It's been in our blood for
generations. Our grandparents made our toys and quilts, our moms made
our pajamas, and we fell asleep in beds our dads made. When we met, we
fell in love and felt at home...and kept the making alive. We even made
four kids! Now we make everything together.   We invite you to be apart
of our family with our high quality, handmade pieces.
Receive 20% off all bags with the code GIFTGUIDE14

   For the Home/Office

Stamp Nouveau. In
this internet filled world, finding a hand addressed card or letter in
your mailbox is a special treasure! Our designer stamps are the perfect
way to add your personal touch to all your outgoing treasures. This
world needs more love letters!
Receive 15% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

Cey Events and Design. CEY
Events and Design was born out of a love for burlap, lace, and anything
gold.  I love creating chic, affordable, and pops of glamour for any
space. Items featured are burlap and gold pillows, state design pillows,
gold foil prints, sequin hangers, and repurposed mettalic items.
Receive 25% off orders of $30 or more with the code GIFTGUIDE14

FreeFolding. Freefolding is my studio brand of contemporary functional ceramic home-ware. I'm a one woman show; creating, making, and designing each piece single handedly. I love making vessels out of clay sheets. I investigate its options to be folded, closed and create a container. THe new ways to unravel traditional forms and to play with them are the force that attracts and motivates me forward. Though decliate and so fine-looking, my ceramic is amazingly practical, and can be used anywhere in the kitchen, being oven, microwave, and dishwasher proof.

Receive 20% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

A Little Bit of Me. A Little Bit specializes in big bright blooms, custom illustrations, and
#spreadjoyandhappymail cards to spread joy through snail mail!

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Modern Memo. Modern Memo creates original, handmade greeting cards with the use of modern calligraphy and heat embossing. The unique use of heat embossing gives the pattern a raised and textured look while also adding a sheen and vivid color. These cards are perfect for any occasion!

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For the Kids

Babysprouts & Company. Babysprouts & Company is a small-town handmade business specializing
in baby accessories (teethers, pacifier clips) and apparel (leggings,
harem pants).  We are a new company with a BIG dream! Our shop contains
high-quality products with modern prints.
Receive 25% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

Now for the free money! Thanks to these beautiful ladies we have $200 PayPal Cash to giveaway. Be sure to check them out to gain lots of entries!

Winning entry will be verified. Winner must have a valid PayPal account for money to be transferred.

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  1. What a beautiful family!! Especially the little girl with the red headband :) You even went horse back riding? Wow, that's something I've always wanted to do.

    Happy birthday month! When exactly is your bday?

    Pumpkin cheesecake sounds so amazeballs. I love anything pumpkin!

  2. Aww, this looks like so much fun! How cool that you got to ride horses!

    I take a ton of puppy pictures too, it's a sickness! ;)

    Happy Birthday Month!

  3. Looks like you had an amazing weekend! So... totally in love with your teeth. What do you use to get them so pearly white? lol

  4. Such beautiful fall pictures you took on your trip! Hope you have great kickoff week for your Birthday Month!


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