Monday, January 30, 2012

I've been tagged!

Happy Monday Friends!

I've been tagged by the super cute mama-to-be Jessica from Happiest Girls are the Prettiest Girls!  Thanks Jessica, I'm a sucker for these things!

Here are the rules:
1. You must post the rules. (And link up who tagged you.)
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. Tag eleven people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!
11 Facts about little ol me:
1. I didn't got to college out of state....I stayed in Virginia.
2. After I graduated from college I moved to the Outer Banks and lived and worked there from May - September until I was evacuated for a hurricane. 
3. I have to drink milk with my Chinese food.
4. I have four brothers and they're all married and have kids, I'm the only non-parent sibling.
5. I went to Hawaii for spring break my senior year in college.
6. My religion is southern Baptist.
7. I've never had any broken bones.
8. If I don't wear makeup everyday then my face breaks out.
9. I'm very quiet around people I don't know.
10. In high school I was recruited to play volleyball and go to a camp in Florida because I was tall and left handed.  I never played volleyball and have no skills at all.  I declined the offer.
11. My favorite drink is water.

Answeres to Jessica's questions:
1. What was your first job? - I worked at the dry cleaners a block away from my house in the little town that I grew up in.  I was 14.
2. If you were First Lady, what would your "pet project" be? (Like Michelle Obama's is children's nutrition...) - I think I would want it to be adoption awareness in the US and funding help for adoption agencies.
3. What is the most embarrassing show you always watch on tv? - I would say the Kardashians and the Real Housewives, it really is embarrassing when you think about it!
4. What is your favorite restaurant? - Red Sky Cafe in Duck, NC
5. Who is your favorite celebrity? Tom Hanks
6. Is there any issue you could really "get on your soapbox" about? Not that I can think of?
7. If you could change your hair color, what would you change it to? - Blonde, my hair is naturally a dark brown so I have to color is constantly, it would be nice not to have to do that.
8. Do you get embarrassed easily? - YES
9. If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be? - The president, so I could figure out all of the crazy stuff that no one else knows....
10. What do you call "soft drinks"? Coke, pop, soda...? - Soda
11. Describe yourself in one word. - Amiable

Questions for my tagged bloggers to answer:
1.What's your favorite snack?
2. If you were stranded on a dessert island and could only bring three things what would they be?
3. Where's your favorite vacation spot?
4. What do you like to do on a Friday night?
5. If you could splurge on one thing what would it be?
6. What's your go to recipe when you have to bring something to a party that's always a hit?
7. What's your favorite holiday?
8. What's the best bargain you ever got with regards to clothes?
9. What's your favorite book of all time?
10. If you could be one Real Housewife, which one would you be?
11. What's your favorite movie of all time?

I'm tagging:
Elizabeth from Beyond Blessed
Elizabeth from A Wedding Story
Lindsey from The Bargain Blonde
Anne from Annechovie
Shannon from Wine Taste Girl
Alycia from Crowley Party

Can't wait to see ya'lls answers! : )

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sun Dried Tomato Risotto

Happy Friday ya'll!  I made the pioneer woman's sun dried tomato risotto  a while back and it was soooo good!!

I added some shitake mushrooms and it made it even yummier!  If you're looking for some new comfort food, this is it! : )

Check out the recipe here.  Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winner Announced!

Hi Friends!  Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway!  As you can see below I did the highly technical drawing method to pick the winner, haha!

And the winner is......................Schkinner!  Congrats! 


I've decided to give another lucky person a prize!

Elizabeth from Beyond Blessed!  You'll get a little Thirty-One something as well.  : )

I love giveaways!  There so much fun!

Stay tuned for a Twilight giveaway coming soon!

Monday, January 23, 2012

January Birchbox

Happy Monday!! I signed up for Birchbox in December and gave the first one to my SIL as a Christmas present she liked everything in it but the hair oil which I've actually been using and love!

So I was super excited when my Birchbox came in January!

Here's what I got!

Firming Cream which I haven't tried yet.....

LOVE this nail color!  And I got three compliments from total strangers as well.  I have NEVER gotten compliments from strangers about my nail color!  Crazy!
YUM!  Haven't tried it yet but it looks really good!
This is the Juicy Couture original scent and I am in love!  I wear viva la juicy all the time but this is a nice change!
This is some complexion cream and it smells really good.  My skin is super sensitive though so I'm using it sparingly.
And a fun magnet!
Well there you go.  Do you subscribe to Birchbox?  I'd love to know what you got!! Have a great week!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway!  Chance to enter ends Wednesday the 25th! : )

Thursday, January 19, 2012

GIVEAWAY - Thirty-One

Hi Friends!  Sorry I've been absent for the last month (maybe a little more than a month)

Life has been crazy, with Christmas and having the in-laws over for two weeks from Scotland, whoo busy busy!  However, life is finally starting to get back to normal.

And because I've been MIA I'm starting back into the old blog with a GIVEAWAY!  Woohoo, yeah! 

So what exactly am I giving away?  It's a Thirty-One Large Utility Tote!  (And I do mean Large!)

There are soooo many uses for this tote!
Are you a mom?  You can use this for toys, clothes, groceries, general storage.
Are you a single lady?  You can use this for clothes, groceries, general storage.
Are you a married lady?  You can use this for clothes, groceries, general storage, your husbands crap.

Going on a trip?  Put it in the tote!  Organizing your car?  Put it in the tote!  Do you  have a million scarves like me?  Put it in the tote!  Going to the beach?  Put it in the tote!  Seriously you can use this tote for anything!

So here's how to enter, leave a comment = 1 entry
Follow my blog = 1 entry
Go to my Thirty-One site and order yourself a little something or something for someone else = 3 entries!!
(To place an order go to my site, click on "Place an Order" and click on "Shop Now" in the Downtown Southern Party!) 

Contest ends Wednesday the 25th, Good Luck!!!