Saturday, October 31, 2009

the girls and i all dressed as flapper girls for halloween. but guess what ?!? i didn't get one single photo of the 3 of us together. lame.

we had such a crazy few days, lots of parties and way too much fun. last night chris and i went to a murder mystery party, have any of you ever been to one? it was so much fun, like maybe the most fun party ever. i will post about it when i get photos from my friends since i didn't take any. again, lame.

i just finished cleaning up from our little get together tonight and am dreaming of my extra hour of sleep (daylight savings, don't forget!)

cant even handle these two... my green eyed girl and my blue eyed girl.

i swear simone was born in the wrong decade... doesn't she look like she belongs in the 1920's...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

family photos...

not much worse than getting family photos done. what to wear, what to bribe the kids with, where to do them, when to do them... i am so glad to have these though, makes it SOOO worth the trouble. allison cox did such a fantastic job and really, she makes magic with that film camera of hers... it really just cant be duplicated. so hire her. you wont be sorry. plus she is really nice too.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

shabby apple giveaway...

from their website... "Shabby Apple welcomes you to great dresses that make dressing simple. A return to what dresses were always meant to be — a one-piece outfit. No need to add tank tops, no cardigans, nothing (except accessories, of course!)"
shabby apple is giving one lucky reader this darling anchors away dress. i just love the vintage look of this dress...

also, i love their couture with a conscience campaign...

We at Shabby Apple Dresses love to help women dress but are also commited to helping women live as well. Thus we are supporting the fight against global poverty by partnering with Unitus-a non-profit organization that accelerates access to life-changing financial services for those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Shabby Apple donates 5% of its net dress sales to support work in India (where Shabby Apple Dresses has sourced many of its dresses and the textiles used to manufacture its dresses). In addition, each Shabby Apple Dresses customer has the opportunity to donate an extra five dollars to Unitus every time she buys a dress. Shabby Apple Dresses and Unitus are involved with 10 of India's most promising microfinance organizations that provide financial services to more than 1.6 million hard-working women and their families.

Every $100 donation from Shabby Apple Dresses provides at least 20 women with access to financial services - and the chance to live a life without poverty.

For many women in the developing world, life is a constant struggle against poverty and hardship. Limited economic opportunity leads to a downward cycle of malnutrition, illiteracy and poor health - a cycle that traps each new generation. Through access to microfinance - financial services such as microcredit loans, insurance, savings and other products - women can overcome poverty and provide a better life for their children.

Shabby Apple wants to help.

With your help, we hope to provide 500 women with micro-credit loans by December 31 of this year. There are two ways to contribute.

1. Buy a dress from Shabby Apple. Shabby Apple donates 5% of all its net profits to Unitus. Every time you order something from Shabby Apple, part of this order funds a micro-credit loan.

2. Donate an extra $5 at the checkout page. When checking out, scroll down and click on the ‘help women worldwide’ button. This donation will directly contribute to a micro-credit loan.

Double your effect:
Enter the Code couture to receive $5 off of any order. Shabby Apple will double its donation for every couture coupon used.

to enter this giveaway simply click over to the website, then leave a comment telling me which shabby apple dress is your favorite.

i will pick a winner on nov. 2nd!

good luck, the dress is darling! :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

up and running...

my computer is back!!!... it got new ram and a new hard drive, never been more happy. i will be back tomorrow with a sweet giveaway, so be sure and check back. until then, i suggest all you utah county residents run, don't walk to the sweet tooth fairy and buy a hundred of the pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. oh how i wish i were down there right now to enjoy one... or 5.

anyone coming up to salt lake like right now??? :)

photo of the vanilla cupcakes via sweet tooth fairy's flickr stream.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

oh sister...

i really loved our romantical evening together... fine dining at communal on that tender and delicious pot roast and watching that really lousy movie with jennifer aniston and that chris look alike... booooring. i do however really regret eating those two very large boxes of kettle corn (even though it was a tasty delight)


my professional review of the film.
the only way i could think to liven the mood after that dud... (that's the leftover of our kettle corn)

wow, we really know how to party, me and you.

oh, and my computer is still at the apple store getting a new hard drive... so lame. luckily i had everything backed up. cant wait to get it back... lots to share and a couple good giveaways.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I am posting from my dumb, cracked phone (yes, I dropped and cracked iPhone number 2) I am such a disaster. My computer is broken and the apple store won't look at it until Saturday. I have so much to share including a fabulous giveaway... So come back, okay!?!

Bright side... Estee and I have a hot date tomorrow to see where the wild things are. It is her absolute favorite book, in fact she can recite it verbatim. she is more excited than I have ever seen her, watches the trailers 50 times a day. Crossing my fingers it isn't too scary, but estee does not scare easily so hopefully it won't dissapoint.

Hope your weekend is great. :)

Friday, October 02, 2009

a really happy birthday.

first, i have to say happy birthday to my twin sister. i can't imagine life without her. i love you so much ann and feel like the luckiest girl in the world to get to share my life with you. it's been magic.

the first day of my last year in my twenties was perfect. it's gonna be a good year, i can feel it.

thanks for the yummy cupcakes mom!

thanks to my sister in law amy, i had the whole day to spend with my sister. we shopped, ate nonstop, went up to sundance and exchanged gifts. she got me this bad boy. she always gives the perfect gifts. she is the most thoughtful person i know.

the girls (who pretty much thought i was a movie star because it was my birthday and i was wearing a sequined jacket) sang me happy birthday every second we were together and sweet chris gave me these beauties (total surprise) and took me here (an old favorite... run don't walk) and then to a movie. whew, i am tired. and since the girls and i are heading to yuba on sunday, i need my rest.

but first i need to share the birthday love, here is the giveaway winner...

andria, please email me your address and i will get it off.
thanks to all who entered and thank you so much for all the birthday wishes!

i have another doozy of a giveaway next week so be sure and check back.