Valentine’s Day Blog Hop Giveaway – Win $400 and more!

Wait a minute now. Don’t jump all over my case and start hating on Valentine’s Day. You don’t hate it, do you? I mean, I get how the holiday can be obnoxious for my single folx but come ooooon, who said the day of love had to be about loving someone else? Love you, boo!  I’ve partnered with not 1, not 2, not 10 but 37 other beauty bloggers to give you the chance to win several spectacular gifts. This is as good as it gets and I am thrilled that I get to be one of the gals to give this opportunity.

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Make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a Day ON

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a big deal where I’m from. The older I get, the more I realize that for a lot of people, this day is really just another day off from work. And you know what? Okay. Whatever. While I am in the business of educating people should they be open-minded enough, what I don’t like doing is forcing others to think the way I think. The truth is, to some…Martin Luther King, Jr. was just a man. Ask any 4th grader who attended public school is in the U.S. and they’ll likely be able to drop 2-3 facts about MLK. That’s good and all, but celebrating this man, his legacy and this day is so much more to me than knowing a few sentences.

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Merry Christmas!

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I’ve been unapologetically ghost for most of this month and last month and I am in sheer shock that 2016 is right around the corner. I don’t know if it’s postpartum hormones or the 90 degree temps around here but I haven’t been in the Christmas spirit and this is a shocker since I LOVE Christmas everything.

The few gifts that I purchased were actually wrapped by Amazon. Which, by the way, is the best idea ever. Mama is tired and it shows. I’m grateful my kids are young enough to be entertained by the small (and inexpensive) things of life. Next year I’ll be more prepared…maybe!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. 

Best Buy Gift Giving Made Easier – Techies Unite!

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This sponsored post is brought to you by Best Buy.

As you fine people know, I am about all things tech. I’ve been this way since I got my first Palm Pilot when I was 10 years old. The obsession didn’t end and I also married a man who loves tech, too. Between the both of us, we always feel like we have to have the latest and greatest in the tech world. Within reason, of course. Techie parents raising a techie kid means that Elle is more familiar with using a iPad to call a relative than she is with using a standard phone. I’m not sure if I should be proud or disturbed. Ha! 

With baby girl’s birthday coming up, mama’s business going to different levels and the holidays rolling around, I’ve got my eye on techie gadgets now more than ever. Somehow, I managed to move about 3 minutes away from a Best Buy so when I’m not caught casually staring at techie things, you can find me on BestBuy.com adding items to my Wish List. Oh, you didn’t know their site had a Wish List Maker? Where have you been, babe?

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Green Nail Polish for St. Patrick’s Day

Green nail polish for St. Patrick's Day

Okay, for the record – I am not Irish. Not even a little bit. I mean, maybe but I doubt it. Probably not. So yeah. I never get into celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve never had green beer and I’ll likely punch you in the throat if you pinch me for not wearing green. *snort*

Okay, I’m kidding. Maybe a little. But I DO looooove the color green. It’s one of my favorite nail polish colors. I know a lot of nail polish lovers will be whipping out green nail polishes out in honor of St. Patrick’s Day so I decided to highlight some of my favorites. 

 butter LONDON Thames nail polish

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Merry Christmas 2014!

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Love you guys. I mean it. I know I haven’t been the best blogger sister/friend/cousin/BFF in your head but I’ve got some great things down the pipeline and I promise if you hang in there with me, I’ll make you proud.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings to all!

Happy 4th of July, America!

Happy 4th of July

Because any holiday is reason enough for me to indulge in a cupcake. Just sayin’… Truthfully, though – I’ve always acknowledged Juneteenth more than the 4th of July since it relates to history more but hey, I am all about that freedom stuff and whatnot. Sending my fellow Americans lots of positive vibes. Enjoy this day and keep it safe!

Also, would I be a mean parent if I woke my babe up and took her to see fireworks? Seriously though! Elle goes to bed at 7pm and fireworks don’t start until 9pm. I reallllly want to take her. I’ll wake her. Yeah.

Enjoy your day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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I know most people hate this commercialized holiday but I love love therefore Valentine’s Day doesn’t bother me too much. Plus, holidays now give me a reason to take embarrassing photos of Elle. Who puts their baby in a laundry basket for a photo shoot? Yeah. I’m a mess.

But I hope you love me for it.

XOXO