November 26, 2015

For It All, I Give Thanks

I am {THANKFUL} for: My Family

I am {THANKFUL} for: My Husband

I am {THANKFUL} for: Kickball


I am {THANKFUL} for: Friendships that keep me sane and happy.

I am {THANKFUL} for: My Health
Thankful to be fit!

I am {THANKFUL} for: Our military who protects us at home and around the world. #becauseofthebrave


Wishing each and everyone of you a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you're with family, friends or celebrating away from those you love, please know I'm sending you a hug and loves of pink love.

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friends!

November 25, 2015

Joy Bombs


Current JOY bombs in Pinkland are...

.:. A warm scarf on a long car ride. Not only was it cute, it was quite functional.

.:. Happy, laughy and fun blates with fabulous girls. I had so much fun meeting y'all :)!

.:. The tiniest hint of a tan on my skin from my weekend in the sun.

.:. Lighting a new candle.

.:. Baking and cooking with family. Holiday kitchen time is the best kitchen time.

.:. Unexpected warm days in the fall. I love bright sunshine.

.:. Planning fun surprises for special people. I love trying to make someone's day better.

.:. A cup of hot cocoa topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, sprinkles and a bit of chocolate #cheers

.:. Just because flowers and notes.

.:. A team meeting getting canceled, cheers to an hour of my life not wasted.

.:. Sweet text messages from dear, dear friends. #youknowwhoyouareloves

.:. Nephew snuggles and lego playtime. #ilovebeinganaunt.

Wishing you and yours a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday and safe travels! < 3


November 24, 2015

Talking to Ya Tuesday

Morning, ladies. I hope you are doing well, cheers to a short week and Thanksgiving only two days away. I am more than ready to stuff myself silly with delicious food and bask in family love and fun. Today's post is short and sweet, as I'm sure there are very few readers this week. My Sephora goodies came in last week and I thought it would be fun to share vlogstyle since we've seen multiple collage style posts recently. #videoitup #iliketotalk #hangsheadinshamefortheums

Thoughts after using a few products for a week:

+ Black Opium smells amazing and is the front runner for my new perfume purchase. #love

+ Naked on the Run is FANTASTIC. Everything [minus brushes] in one set and the colors are true to the Naked palette. This will be my go to for trips because it has everything I need and is in a strong case.

+ I've used the UD Eye Shadow primer a few times and THINK it helps. Do y'all use the brush to apply it fully or just dab it and then use your fingers? I'm still trying to figure out what works best.

+ The L'Occitane hand cream set is pretty fabulous. I love all of the scents and they keep my hands from feeling dry. This would be a GREAT stocking stuffer or present for a friend, useful and pretty too.

I'll keep y'all posted on the rest of my products as I use them. What were your favorite purchases from the sale? If you didn't buy anything what are your favorite makeup products?

November 23, 2015


Sportyspice is engaged, y'all! Her boyfriend popped the question on Friday and we are all beyond THRILLED! Babyspice and I have been SITTING on this secret for over a month and we are so glad the ring is out of the box. I am so excited for her and cannot wait to continue the engagement celebration and help plan her special day!!!! #sissysgettingmarried
The Proposal!

Her superbowl…I mean ENGAGEMENT RING!
The rest of my weekend was pretty tame compared to the engagement. Le Husband and I sported the drowned rat look at the OSU game [ugh on the loss]. I'm sitting 50/50 for game attendance, thankfully they won the national championship for my first game ;)! Hopefully we can get it together and beat the big blue next week.
Drowned rat, party of two

brrrr, brrr, brrr
I hope y'all had a great weekend and have a short week. Don't forget to enter Pamela's blogiverasry giveaway, here! I'll catch you tomorrow with a fun makeup swag vlog! Rock out your Monday!

November 20, 2015

A Thankful Friday Five

Morning and HAPPY FRIDAY, friends! Cheers to the weekend, yeah? Today in place of the normal Friday Five, I figured I'd get in one last THANKFUL post. Normally I post these on Thursdays, but yesterday was all about TREATS.

I'm Thankful for Early Celebrations: Yes, early! This year is Thanksgiving with Le Husband's family so my family celebrated earlier this week. It was a delicious dinner of ribs, potatoes, casseroles, cornbread, rolls and of course Mama B's famous Oreo Ice Cream cake. We laughed, told stories and of course stuffed our faces. I'm so thankful for my wonderful family, they are so supporting and loving and I'm so blessed to have them! #bradybunchfamily #antondas

I'm Thankful for Health: Last year around this time I was dealing with some unexpected news that threw my family for a loop. Thankfully, this year things are fine and everything is well. I am so THANKFUL to be healthy and to know those I care about are healthy as well. My body is in the best shape it's been in awhile {thank you WHOLE30 and hard work} and I'm so grateful for each and every day I greet the day happy and healthy. #getouthereandmove #happytobehealthy

I'm Thankful for Inspiring Words: LOVE YOUR LIFE!

I'm Thankful for Great Information: I love learning new important things and silly facts.

+ Elise shared a FABULOUS post on creative ways to address Christmas cards. I've already started practicing :)!

+ Are you making these house guest mistakes?! #neverarriveemptyhanded #EVER!

+ Have you heard of Man Crates? My BOFF posted about it earlier this week and I think the concept is genius!

+ Fantastic article explaining the end of being a collegiate athlete. #withoutthegame #imissitstill

+ 40 Airport secrets only insiders know, good read for those traveling over the holidays.

+ Check out these gifts that give back. #almosttheseasonofgiving

+ Is your show canceled, renewed or ending?!? Find out *here*!

I'm Thankful for the LAUGHS: I hope you enjoy them, too!

I know many people take next week off blogging -- I'm not so come see me -- so I wanted to wish y'all a fabulously wonderful Thanksgiving. Safe travels to those making their way to visit family and best wishes for a delicious feast. Those of you still around I'll catch you on Monday < 3!

**linking up  Here  here herehere and, this week**

November 19, 2015

Treats for Your Thanksgiving {Review} + A Giveaway!

Thanksgiving is right around the folder and I am so excited about all the food just around the corner. Thanksgiving dinners, snacks and treats compile some of the tastiest food of the year in my opinion. I love bringing desserts as hostess gifts or meal contributions because, come on, it's the best part of the meal, right? Sometimes the creative juices are flowing and I can concoct something super festive, but when they aren't I scour the internet for the prefect contribution to the part. Enter, Treat House [storefront or online] and their unique and delicious collection of rice krispie treats.

What is Treat House you ask? A family company started after an incredible bake sale haul, the idea for Treat House began to and the rest is history. Treat House is committed to the customer and all treats are Kosher dairy and they even have gluten, dairy and nut free options. They are located in NY and NJ, but have no fear friends, they ship their delectable treats nationwide so you too can enjoy sweet creations.

My treats arrived in the cutest most functional container. Have no fear of crushed goodies, Treat House does an incredible job ensuring everything arrives intact. You can even freeze the treats in their original packaging if you get them earlier than expected, how fantastic, right? I actually tested the freezer suggestion and they tasted as fresh as right out of the box. My taste buds are pretty picky so I was initially skeptical but pleasantly surprised to find no difference in taste.

For my set of 12 I chose the following flavors [two of each]: Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate Pretzel, Birthday Cake, S'Mores, Cookies and Cream and French Toast. Ever treat was impeccably decorated and tasted INCREDIBLY delicious. I'm a HUGE fan of rice krispie treats and these were the best I've ever tasted. The marshmallow icing had just the right amount of sweetness and the flavoring of each treat was in every bite.

Le Husband is NOT a big sweets fan and even he was insanely impressed by the taste and flavoring in each treat. I even had  to put him on a limit because someone tried to eat one of my S'More treats, heck no buddy. I worked hard on Whole24 so these bad boys were my reward and I wanted to enjoy as many as possible.

I'm pretty sure I'll be receiving favorite gift giver status this holiday season because these babies will be making appearances to some of my nearest and dearests. If you're heading to a Thanksgiving [or Christmas] holiday gathering and want to bring a unique hostess gift or dessert please use Treat House. Your hostess and your taste buds will thank you. 

***I was provided a 12 pack of treats from Treat House for this review, but all opinions are my own***

For the next week, I am teaming up with Pamela from Sequins & Sea Breezes and 20 other fab bloggers to give away a $325 Nordstrom Gift Card to celebrate Pamela’s two year blogiversary! This giveaway is just in time for the holidays, so you have the chance to give yourself {or someone else} a little treat for the holidays! The more ways you enter, the better your chances are! The giveaway ends on Friday, November 27thth, at midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 30th. Good luck and be sure to check out all of these fabulous blogs!

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November 18, 2015

Real Life {Part Deux}

Wouldn't it be lovely if life was pretty tea cups and peonies? Or bon-bons and cupcakes? A dreamy photo is fun to look at, but we all know that quite often behind pretty pictures real life lurks. And today, I'm sharing real life with y'all. The messy, the crazy and the ridiculous.

Today, real life is...

|| Christmas cards ordered early but still in the box.

|| Clothes on the guest bed because we were too tired to put them away...three days ago.

|| Rolling eyes when a back is turned instead of commenting out loud.

|| Taking 25 selfies to get one good enough to post on twitter or on the blog.

|| Three bowls of popcorn after dinner.

|| Falling asleep before thanking God for my blessings of the day.

|| Suitcases STILL in the bedroom from our trip.

|| A refrigerator with no organization because we have TOO.MUCH.STUFF!

|| Make up on the face at red lights.

|| Watching an extra show on a school night, curled up together on the couch and then promptly falling asleep. 

|| Phoning in a blog post...or two.

|| Hitting the snooze button too many times and wearing an up-do three days in a row.

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