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Friday, March 30, 2012

5 Friday Faves (+ an etsy giveaway)

It is hard to believe at this time last week I was basking away (In the shade with SPF 55+. Have you seen how pale I am?) on a Hawaiian beach.  Le sigh.  I have been beyond exhausted all week and I cannot wait to sleep in tomorrow. CANNOT WAIT.  Like you have absolutely no idea.  

Oh, so I promised you a Hawaii recap two days ago? Well, don't hate me, but can you wait until Monday? Ugh,  I know.  I'm the girl that cried wolf.

I have literally been eating whatever scraps I can find in my house (the grocery store is calling my name), working out and then passing out after work every night.  But I end up waking up around 9 p.m. and not being able to go back to sleep until after 2 a.m.  Like I said, exhausted.  Editing all the pictures and writing candidly about the trip is going to have to wait until this weekend.  I keep getting "Um, are you alive?" and "we are not friends" texts from all my friends because I owe them all phone calls in a bad way.  So you my dear readers, are not the only ones I've been neglecting. 

Enough of my excuses. I have Friday Favorites from the week below and you'll have to scroll all the way down to see how to enter today's Etsy Giveaway c/o the sweet Becky at Petals, Lace and Pearls!  You may remember her as one of my February Sponsors.  TGIF. Please love me still.    

Favorite Nail Polish: 
I have been eyeing this trend and I finally took the plunge and went mint green!  On my nails is "Blue Mist" by e.l.f., a bargain $1 dupe for essie's Mint Candy Apple.  I've said before I'm not a fan of cheapo nail polish, but this particular polish has actually held up well for me.  No chips!

Favorite Hair Style:
My messy bun. All day, every day for work.  Saves my hair from the heat.

Favorite Food:
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken over tri-color rotini c/o Beth via Pinterest - So good and so easy to make. My brother and nephew loved it (as did I).

Favorite Funny:
I was literally just telling this to someone yesterday.

Favorite Picture:
via

And now, for the giveaway courtesy of her:
  
This is Becky, the crafty lady behind Petals, Lace, Pearls who makes "pretty things for pretty girls".  She is a mama bear to a sweet baby girl, a fellow Texan and she just got back from Kaua'i too! 

Today she is offering all of my U.S. readers a chance to win a $25 credit to her etsy shop, which has pretty headbands and necklaces for grown-ups and girls:

We're making it easy to enter.  All you have to do to enter is like both of our Facebook pages:

"like"

and


Once you've done that, leave a comment letting me know!


For extra entries, you must leave SEPARATE comments or they will not be counted (sorry Charlie).  

[Follow Becky's Blog via GFC]

[Follow Becky on Pinterest]

[Follow The Bargain Blonde via GFC]

You have until Sunday, April 1 at midnight PST to enter.
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80 comments:

  1. I liked both pages! I can't wait to try the slow cooker recipe looks yummy! Thanks!

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  2. Liked both pages with the name Bagatelle Designs! Hope to win :-)

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  3. I have made that pasta & loved it!! Liked both FB pages! :)

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  4. LOL to the stay at home mom ecard! SOOOO FREAKING TRUE!

    ok well I GUESS I will still love you even though you didn't post this week about our fabulous Hawaiian getaway.

    F%$K I wish we were still there!!!!!

    ok going to enter your giveaway :)

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  5. I like you and Beckys Facebook page.

    (why am I doing this? I know I won't win even if I win)

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  6. like both of your FB pages! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Great Giveaway:)! And very cute blog dear:)!

    I already follow you via GFC

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  8. I have followed Becky via GFC

    my name on there is Pixi3 Roo

    My email is Pixi3roo@gmail.com

    Xox

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  9. WHAT?!! e.l.f does nail polish! How did I not know this!? Is it available only through their website? I'm loving that green, I'm wearing a similar shade now, it's Loreal. Love the book club bag, so funny! Happy Friday! : )

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  10. WHAT?!! e.l.f does nail polish! How did I not know this!? Is it available only through their website? I'm loving that green, I'm wearing a similar shade now, it's Loreal. Love the book club bag, so funny! Happy Friday! : )

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  11. WHAT?!! e.l.f does nail polish! How did I not know this!? Is it available only through their website? I'm loving that green, I'm wearing a similar shade now, it's Loreal. Love the book club bag, so funny! Happy Friday! : )

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  12. Loving that nail polish - you've just inspired me to buy it:) thank you!

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  13. We need updated pictures of Bear so I can see if he's still my dog's twin haha. LOVE that nail polish!

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  14. Of courseeeeee I follow you, The Bargain Blonde via GFC!

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  15. I liked both FB pages :)

    That chicken looks so good! I wish I had read blogs earlier so I could have made it for dinner tonight.

    xoxo

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  16. I like both FB pages:) "Amanda Paustian"
    <3
    Amanda
    www.insuranceoutlaw.com

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  17. I was totally living vicariously through your Instagram account while you were in Hawaii lol! Can't wait for the recap :)

    And great giveaway - I'm following you both on FB!

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  18. I follow Becky's blog
    <3 Amanda
    www.insuranceoutlaw.com

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  19. I follow Becky's Pinterest as well!
    <3 Amanda
    www.insuranceoutlaw.com

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  20. Annnnnd I already follow your lovely bloggy with GFC:)
    <3 Amanda
    www.insuranceoutlaw.com

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  21. I like you both on Facebook (Jason Rubio). I'm in love with her pretty headbands. :)
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  22. I follow Becky's blog with GFC. Thank you!

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  23. okay I HAVE to have that polish..stat! love it!!! xo

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  24. Hmmm, I need that nail polish in my life! The color that had been on my nails for last month or so, mint...Did you buy from Target?

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  25. I'm following The Bargain Blonde on GFC

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  26. I liked both Facebook pages!

    brittany.hoggard@gmail.com

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  27. Following Becky's blog!

    brittany.hoggard@gmail.com

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  28. Following Becky on Pinterest

    brittany.hoggard@gmail.com

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  29. Following The Bargain Blonde on GFC!

    brittany.hoggard@gmail.com

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  30. I already follow your blog =) and love it!!!

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  31. I like both of your facebook pages!
    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  32. I follow your blog by GFC!
    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  33. I now follow Becky's blog by GFC!
    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  34. LOVE the nails! i already follow you via GFC and now im following her too! and i just liked both yur facebook pages!! yeowww! count me in!

    xx Kelly

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  35. Love the mint polish. I wish I knew how to get my hair in a bun. It's just so heavy and long. All I ever do is put it in a ponytail.

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