Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blog Angels Octoberrrrr

Hey y'all! Ahhh, I think I've literally posted like five times this month. Holy cow. Why must I be so busy?!

Anywho, I've got to let y'all know about this month's Blog Angels experience...

As I told y'all during the middle of the month (the reveal post) I was Angel to Kim. She is such a sweetheart and I feel awful. I'm going to try doing some "angel" activities through November because I didn't do a whole heck of a lot for her in October. If I would have known I was going to be THIS busy all month I wouldn't have signed up.

I know I said in the reveal post that I really liked praying for the blogger I was working with and this month I definitely did extra of that. Kim lives in New York so I've been trying to keep in touch with her and pray for her safety. As far as I know she is safe and sound but it sounds like a lot of NYC is just a mess. I cannot imagine.

A few of the other things I did this month for Kim was putting her button on my sidebar, tweeting one of her giveaways, entering her giveaways, commenting on her blog, and tweeting at her a few times. I feel like I've done an okay job at helping her out but I definitely want to extend my hand out to her this next month and get to know her more! She has been so sweet all month.

I didn't think I would like the "reveal" being mid-month but I actually think I like it better, if we wouldn't have done the reveal I think I would have struggled so much more than what I am right now. Plus, I liked finding out who my angel was so early on. My lovely angel was Jessica, the biggest sweetheart around. She went above and beyond being my angel, bless her heart. I hope we can continue staying in touch in blogland! Thank you for all you've done and if there is anything I can do for you let me know!

P.S. Jessica has a Pinterest link up on Thursdays that you should go join! Her most recent Pinterest post was all about Halloween, check it out here! She is a pin hoarder like me :)


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pinterest Crushes {Halloween Edition}

Hey y'all! I seriously cannot believe Halloween is three days away! Where did October go!? Since it's so close and I didn't even decorate my dang house this year (obviously slacking over here!) I decided to link up with my girl Jessica for her Pinterest Thursdays. I know I'm like three days late but better late than never!

Jessica is my blog angel for the month and I'm so happy for everything she's done! She is such a doll :)

Okay so...I'm not even dressing up this year. I didn't decorate. The most I've done is change my Scentsy scents for fall and I plan on wearing a black shirt and orange scarf Wednesday. I've never really been into Halloween to be totally honest. When I was about four I told my parents I did not want to go trick or treating and I made my mom go buy color crayons and coloring books and we delivered them to the kids in the hospital. And I'm pretty sure I was a witch for like eight years in a row...because my favorite movie is Hocus Pocus, duh!

If I ever do get the chance to dress up here are some things I want to be...

If I wasn't a ginger and a princess I would be Ursula. I think this costume is legit. Source.
Which means I obviously have to be Ariel. Duh. I don't think I could ever just wear a bra though... Source.
Believe me I want to gag because Kim K. went as Poison Ivy but this was the most unique costume I found on Pinterest. If I ever am her I'll make my own for sure. Source.

Some decorations I really like include...

I think this subway inspired sign would be so cute with some hay bales and pumpkins on the porch! Source.
This is so cute for when you have kids and a two story house! Source.
Cutest way to line the driveway! Inexpensive and could be a project with the whole family! 
I adore this. I believe you can purchase one similar on Etsy if you don't have time/aren't creative enough to make it! Source.

Well, there ya have it! All the most adorable Halloween ideas that I'll probably never make. I'm such a pin hoarder. I honestly have made probably less than five things I've ever pinned! One day....one day. Kiss kiss loves!

P.S. GO check out Jessica's blog. It's darling and she is the SWEETEST!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Swap Reveal

Hey y'all! I am so excited to share some goodies with you :)

A few weeks ago I signed up for a Fall Swap with NeelyErin, and Tracy. My swap ended up being a little wonky because my first partner was in the middle of some moving and didn't get back to me right away so I emailed Neely and asked what I should do. They assigned me a new partner and then my first partner got back to me. I was lucky to have two amazing swap buddies!

It actually worked out perfectly too because they both asked for basically the same things but with different style. I got each of them a scarf, three mini candles from Bath & Body Works, and a candle sleeve. Their scarves were so different but both were gorgeous! I actually went out and bought one for myself afterwards because they were beautiful. I was truly blessed.

On to my goodies....

My original partner was Christy. Girlfriend is like a running fanatic, too bad I detest running. BUUUUT she sent me some amazing things!
First, she sent me candles. Oh how I love candles. I believe these are from Target (and let me tell you I ADORE Target candles!) They are Autumn Harvest and the one in the candle sleeve is Heritage Pumpkin, which is currently being burned in my bathroom. They are such cozy scents and I really like how scented Target's candles are. I have a few of the large ones from summer. 

She also got me an ELF beauty book which has the cute snake print all over the outside. I love ELF products and this book of shadows is perfect for travel. There is such an array of colors including matte, shimmer, satin, and full on glitter finishes. The picture really washes out the colors, they are much more pigmented that what they show on camera. I'm really excited for the purple and royal/navy blue toned shadows for the next few months! 
Girlfriend also sent me an ELF nail polish. I haven't had the chance to use it and I've never used an ELF polish before so I'm not sure what it'll be like but it is a beautiful fall color! I'm loving neutral nails for the season.
My second swap partner was Jessica who was a total doll. I am in love with everything she sent :) 

First up she sent me this adorable mug. I'm so into coffee now that I have to get up at 5:45 in the morning and this will make my day every morning. It says "You Go Girl." Definitely the encouragement I needed! 
She also got me a gorgeous scarf. It's definitely not something I would have picked out for myself considering I have red hair and I never thought this color would look good with my hair but it's perfect for fall! It's like a burnt orange color and has gorgeous fringe! She also sent a cute little note and two adorable Halloween signs to set out! This "Boo" one is perfect, Boo is my nickname! The other sign reads "Beware" with a cute little bat! 
I absolutely adore everything my lovely partners sent me! I'm sorry it took so long to get my reveal post up! I hope everyone has a happy fall!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Blog Angels: Halfway Point!

Hey loves! I've been MIA again....

Anyways, it's October 15 and that means it's the halfway link up for Blog Angels! This month there was 100 blogs and it is a little different. Usually halfway through, we still are secret blog helpers! But this month Rosie at Craftbotic Q decided that we should reveal who we were at the halfway mark.

I feel really awful about how I've been for Blog Angels this month. I've been so super busy and I cannot believe it's already the 15th! I really kept thinking "I'll have plenty done by the 15!" Uhh, hello where has this month gone?!

Anyways, the blogger I've been helping is Kim from Singledou[b]t. I've commented a few times and her button is in my sponsor part of my sidebar. I will be doing a "sponsor post" here shortly before the end of the month but other than that I've sucked :( Sorry Kim! To be totally honest I haven't even been able to make it over to her blog everyday. But I know now that we have revealed ourselves I should be able to help her a little more!

What I really love about Blog Angels is being able to connect with someone and focus totally on uplifting them and helping them out. I pray for the blogger I'm helping each month to find wisdom and reach out to other bloggers. I feel like I can help on more than just the strict blogger level. In the future I plan to do some shoutouts for Kim and help with anything else she needs on her blog!

I feel really bad that I haven't provided anything for my Blog Angel to work with, I'm excited to find out who she is and give her some material to work with :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

{Giveaway} Yours Truly 1,000 Followers!

Hi Dolls! I have some real exciting things for you today :) I have donated a couple gift cards to Yours Truly for her exciting 1,000 follower giveaway! This giveaway is huge y'all, so many things to win. I hope you just enter your little hearts out! 

I also wanted to let you know I'm going to be in Tulsa for the next four days so I won't be posting! I've been on twitter lots lately if you want to follow me on there @aimeeguise I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! 


I don't know if I can guarantee that this is the biggest giveaway you've ever seen... but if it isn't it must be pretty dang close. So many of my blogging friends are here to help celebrate my 1,000 follower milestone with a massive amount of prizes for YOU! There will be SIX winners as there are six different packages with either 10 or 11 prizes in them. I did my best to evenly distribute the prizes within the packages so there isn't one "really awesome" package...they're just ALL really awesome. Thank you so much to the sponsors of this giveaway! Now let's have some fun!

Rules: You MUST be a follower of Yours Truly via GFC. 
All entries will be verified since you're winning some pretty SWEET packages.
If an item has shipping restrictions (only a couple do) and you are outside 
the shipping area then that individual prize will be drawn for someone else.

You can enter for ALL of the packages!
Sponsors are most definitely free to enter as well for packages they haven't donated to.

Package One:
Custom blog planner from lalaLists, 3 months featured ad space from Only Impossible Until Done,
1 month medium ad space and $10 to Starbucks from My Favorite Finds, 2 Pure Ice nailpolishes (red & gold crackle) from aunieSAUCE, 1 month ad space and $20 shop credit from Sassy Lemonade, 250x250 featured ad space from Craftbotic, your choice of print from Livy Love Designs, $10 to place of your choice from The Jersey Flower, 1 month medium ad space from The Chiffon Diary, set of mustache mugs from Mrs. Bonn Bonn (US only), custom about me/welcome design from KV Confessions

Package Two:
$25 shop credit from Anna Delores Photography, 1 month large 200x300 ad space from Mom2MemphisAndRuby, $15 to Amazon from The Vintage Apple, silver feather ring from Kelly Stahley Art and Design, 1 month 200x200 ad space and $10 to Amazon from Life Feels Good In Portbail Beach, 2 months medium ad space from The Songs On The Way, $10 to Starbucks from Love, Laughter and Lipstick, 1 month featured ad space and sampler pack of handmade cards from Stop! She's Got a Camera, 2 nailpolishes and ombre necklace from Beauty By T, 1 month 200x200 ad space from All Things Lovely

Package Three:
Set of 10 4x6" cards from Loverly She, 1 month large ad space from Ninth Street Notions, 300x145 ad space and $10 to Amazon from Sweet Tart Beauty, venti ad space and item from jewelry sale from Pointing Up, gift pack (hand lotion, nail care kit, jewelery holder, bracelet, earrings, 2 soaps and candle) from Dreams And Colour, 2 months medium ad space from The Intentional Momma, $10 to Starbucks and $10 to Target from Aimee's World, medium ad space from The Grant Life, $10 to Barnes and Noble from And Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson, Gryffindor Halloween onesie from Rae Gun Wear

Package Four:
 $20 shop credit and 3 months ad space from Crafty Confessions, Park Avenue ad space from Jennifer Leigh's Blog, $10 to Starbucks from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm, $25 shop credit from Products of 47, 2 months of 150x150 ad space from Juggling Act Mama, $10 shop credit from Sweet Bella Roos, $10 to Target and 1 month small ad space from Delightful Deets, 1 month 300x300 ad space from Like Ordinary Life, 1 month medium ad space from Living In Yellow, 2 months 200x100 ad space from Monkeys and Tutus

Package Five:
Snow white stretchy headband from Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl, $20 to Forever 21 from Two Smuppies, $20 shop credit from Imprintalish, Scentsy travel tin from A Muse In Purple, 2 months small ad space and $10 Starbucks from Free Spirit Reigns, 1 month large ad space from Lipgloss and Crayons, mug rug and coffee cozy set from Finding My Way In Texas, custom blog design from God's Little Designer, 1 month 300x300 ad space from Coming From a Place of YES and Everything In Between, 1 month 200x200 ad space from The Funny Thing of It Is, 1 month 200x200 ad space and $10 to Amazon from Pretty Living PDX

Package Six:
Zoya NYFW gloss sampler from Glossy Blonde, 1 month De Luxe ad space from To Sew With Love, $10 to Amazon from Three Peas in My Little Pod, 1 month large ad space and digital print from Live Laugh Love, set of dish cloths (2 cloths and 2 scrubbies) from Impractical Composition, 2 months fabulous ad space from Sinead In The Sun, $10 to Starbucks from Sippy Cups and Pearls, 1 pack fold over elastic hair ties, fold over elastic headband, vinyl wall decal and customized scrabble tile pendant necklace from Adventures of Brad and Kendra, any 8x10 print and 1 month ad space from The Charming, $10 to Maurice's and 1 month 200x150 ad space from Girl Booklet
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