Saturday, March 26, 2011

Thirty-One Giveaway Winner

Without further ado, the winner of the Thirty-One all-in-one organizer and thermal tote in the new circle spirals print is....

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Comment number 36 is Connie from The Occasional Diary!

Congrats, Connie! Let me know where to send it and I will get it out right away!

Thanks for playing, everyone. If you ever want to order any Thirty-One products, I'd love to help. You can find my Thirty-One website with catalog and ordering information by clicking here.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thirty-One Giveaway! TIME'S UP!

Spring break + shining sun + adorable new spring and summer Thirty-One prints =

One lucky reader will win these two cute bags in the new Thirty-One circle spirals print.

The prize includes the thermal tote in Circle Spirals. It is large enough for a lunch, snacks for a day trip, sippy cups, bottles, etc. It has a silver thermal lining that works great with an ice pack to keep your snacks and drinks cool.

The winner will also get the Thirty-One all-in-one organizer in Circle Spirals. This is a great, multi-purpose tote. It can be used for almost anything including: diaper bag, books, toiletries, cleaning supplies, toys, etc. I use mine for a car bag-full of Leapsters, iPods, DS, crayons, snacks, etc. It's a great size and so functional!

To enter this giveaway, just answer the following question in the comments:

What color purse/bag are you carrying right now?
(Men-feel free to shout out your wallet color!)

For additional chances (leave a separate comment for each):

* Click here to look through the Thirty-One catalog and let me know what other product catches your eye
*Tweet about this giveaway
* LIKE my Thirty-One page on Facebook here:

Fine print:

* Contest open to all residents of North America (holla to my Canadian friends!)
* Giveaway ends Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EDT
* Winner will be selected by
* Contest sponsored by me, myself, and I
* Thank you and good night

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Escape Artist

You guys. I finished this book in less than 12 hours. Seriously. I started reading it at 1:00 p.m. while waiting for an oil change. I continued reading while the kids played at the library, then the gymnastics center, finishing it up at about 11:30 last night.

It was so good.

I fell in love with Diane Chamberlain's books when I first read The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes.
Since then, I've read several of her books. Some good. Some not so good.

This one? Was definitely good.

The summary:

Susanna Miller has just lost custody of her 11 month old to her ex and his new attorney wife due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, not because she is a bad mom. The night before she is to give up her son, she puts her escape plan into action. She starts driving east and doesn't look back. Once settled into her new life as Kim Sutton, she comes upon a computer with frightening evidence and her new found friend looks to be guilty of some horrific crimes.

This book was incredibly difficult to put down. Although I had pretty much figured out the computer evidence, I was so eager to find out how it would all end. Would the ex's new wife finally come to her senses? Would Susanna lose Tyler forever?

I highly recommend you read to find out! If you have a Kindle, you can get the e-edition for only $4.99. Just click here! Nook users? $4.99 for you too! Just click here!

Who loves you?

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Monday, March 14, 2011


This morning I slept in and sipped on Starbucks cinnamon spice via coffee in my pajamas.

I love spring break. (Although with the thermometer reading 33 this morning, it felt a bit more like winter break.)

This school year has been brutal, so I am oh-so-thankful to have this week off. It came not a moment too soon. And how awesome that it fell on the DST week?! I love having this week to adjust to the time change.

We have some fun things planned for this week, but today will be our day of relaxation. A good day to watch TV, play Wii, and get a few things done around the house.

This is my view from the recliner, if that's any indication of our energy level today.

Stay tuned this week for more frequent posts, including a recipe, daily recaps of our week off, and a giveaway!

Did I mention I love spring break?

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