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That Feel-Good Day

Friday is always a feel-good day that brings some light at end of the tunnel knowing that relaxing days are ahead. With it being the end of the month, I've been swamped at work so my energy has been low for everything else but hopefully the weekend will be a good recharge.

We've had our eye on tropical storm Erika which could be hitting Florida by Monday but I'm hoping it turns out to be nothing too serious. A work-from-home day would be nice though. Nobody wants to be driving in 75 mph winds/rain.

I've been on SnapChat for a couple months now but failed to actually use it. I'm terrible with keeping up with ALL the social media out there. I can't even keep up with Twitter which is terrible for a blogger, I know. Anyways I finally got around to doing my first SnapChat post this week. Let's just say it was a test run.

 #WTFfortunecookie (and it was stale too so I'm calling this prediction null and void.) Feel free to follow me - emilyalisonb - and hopefully I'll get the hang of it in time for NOLA next weekend.

I also posted this photo of Lola on Instagram earlier this week not knowing it was National Dog Day on Wednesday. I didn't bother to post another photo on Wednesday cause this one was cute enough to last the week. 

Favorite Recipe:
I shared this Shrimp Scampi Zoodle recipe on Tuesday. A light and healthy meal for summer.

Favorite Funny:

Favorite Giveaway:
Enter the Rafflecopter below to win a $25 Jamberry Gift Certificate so you can try out some fun and fabulous nail designs.

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Enjoy the weekend!

Get Happy, Be Happy

I'm always happy when Friday makes her appearance.

I don't mean to sound like a broken record but we had another extremely rainy week which seems to be continuing into the weekend to interrupt any fun outdoor plans. The lightning storm last night had me seriously scared our house was going to get torched. I'm an outdoor person and really in need of a beach break or something!

On Monday, some awesome news came my way when I found out I was the winner of Amanda's giveaway with some awesome goodies. The Gigi NY clutch is gorgeous (love the color) and I've been eying those Kate Spade glitter stud earrings since the Nordstrom sale was trending all over the blog world but I've had to limit my shopping since my goal at the moment is to save for two upcoming trips. I love that the earrings match the purse perfectly!

I hardly ever get to eat ceviche and never attempted to make it but this Ceviche recipe looks fantastic for a light and healthy summer treat.

I really like this quote for motivation considering the career I've fallen into. #alwaysneedmotivation

My only purchase for the month arrived in the mail last night - Mac's Flat Out Fabulous lipstick. The raspberry color is gorgeous! Of course I had to try it on right away and since I had no where to go, I walked around the house in my PJs with bright raspberry lips for the rest of the night like a crazy person. K even asked "why are your lips so pink?" haha

Since I've been full on planning our trip to New Orleans, I ran cross this article about Unbelievable Dishes Found Only In NOLA. I've spoken to a few other bloggers who are also going to New Orleans in the near future so thought it might be helpful for planning your trip.

And let's end the week with some funnies...

Have a great weekend!

Linking up with Amanda for Friday Favorites.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Giveaway

Happy Sunday everyone!

Just a final reminder that there's only 11 hours left to enter our Naked Smoky palette giveaway for one lucky winner!

This palette contains: 
- 12 Naked Smoky Eye shadows in High (champagne shimmer micro-glitter), Dirtysweet (medium bronze), Radar (metallic taupe iridescent micro-glitter), Armor (metallic silver-taupe tonal sparkle), Slanted (light metallic gray), Dagger (medium charcoal micro-shimmer), Black Market (jet-black satin), Smolder (deep plum-taupe), Password (cool taupe matte), Whiskey (rich brown matte), Combust (soft pink-taupe), Thirteen (light beige satin) - Double-ended brush - Lookbook 

Friday Favorites + Urban Decay Giveaway

What can I say about this week? It really didn't start off too fabulous on Monday and Tuesday when I thought I was getting sick but by Wednesday all my energy kicked back in and I was ready to take on the world. I met up with a girl friend for Thai lunch on Wednesday which was fun catching up on our different travel adventures and life in general. 

I also had fun going through all my photos from Vegas and recapping my trip on the blog yesterday here. K and I cooked up healthy dinners every night because you know traveling can throw everything off so I've been trying to get back on track. I also somehow managed to crush it at work and get so much done which called for a glass of wine or two last night. At the end of the day, it turned out to be a pretty great week ;-) Now it's time to join Amanda for some of my weekly faves. 

Favorite Fashion Accessories: 
These adjustable Alex and Ani necklaces are so pretty and perfect for layering. I'm a big fan of starfish and sand dollars.

Favorite Makeup Lust:
Has anyone tried out the Ultimate NARS lip pencils? I love all three colors in this set. 
Favorite Recipe:
Tracie's Edamame and Bacon Succotash recipe looks like the perfect side dish for summer days.

Favorite Nail Design:
I recently tried out Jamberry nail wraps which come in every color and design imaginable. Check out my Jamberry post from earlier this week to see how they work along with some of my favorite designs.

Favorite Giveaway:
Of course the Naked Smoky palette giveaway hosted by Kate, myself and several other of my favorite bloggers. Only 2 days left to enter!

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Happy weekend everyone! 

Weekending + Urban Decay Naked Smoky Giveaway

This weekend was the perfect mix of relaxation and productivity which was much needed after a hectic few days traveling back home from Las Vegas and trying to catch up with work, blogging, and life in general. Having said that I don't have a lot of fun stuff to share other than an awesome giveaway hosted by the lovely Kate from Green Fashionista!

Friday night was a pizza and TV kind of night spent relaxing at home watching Orange is the New Black with my two loves ~ K and Lola. Thankfully I got to sleep in on Saturday which was exactly what the doctor ordered. I spent the rest of the day unpacking, doing laundry, cleaning/organizing, grocery shopping, and finally relaxing at the end of the day. K also washed my car which was much needed!

My Sunday morning surprise was receiving this Michael Kors Jet Set Crossbody beauty in the mail which I scored on Amazon for $40 cheaper than retail value plus 2-day shipping. Win-win!  I can't wait to wear her out and about. A crossbody purse is much needed for my constant travel adventures.

We had brunch at home on Sunday and then went to get some sunshine at the pool. The rest of the day was spent blogging, food prepping, and getting organized for the work week.

Giveaway time!

I've teamed up with some awesome ladies to give away one of Urban Decay's newest Naked Smoky palette for one lucky winner!

Joining Biana for her Weekending linkup.

$125 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway

Happy hump day! We're half way there ladies and I have to say this week is going so much better than last week.

I've teamed up with an awesome group of ladies to offer you a $125 Amazon gift card to celebrate The Sequin Notebook's 2nd Blogiversary! Enter the Rafflecopter below anytime from now until May 12th for a chance to win some extra Amazon cash!

I have a slight addiction to shopping on Amazon with my Prime membership because the possibilities are endless and well *free 2-day shipping*. Anywho, good luck lovelies!

B & M from The Sequin Notebook // Pamela from A Little Glitter // Marie from Twin Living
Tif from Bright on a Budget // Amanda from Kids & Cabernet // Meghan from Champagne + Suburbs
Carissa from Carissa Jaded // Christina from The New Mrs. // Emily from Martinis and Bikinis

Spring Training $200 Lululemon Giveaway

I'm excited to team up with some of my favorite ladies and fellow bloggers to offer you a special treat for the Spring! Who doesn't love replenishing their workout gear and accessories? This girl does for one but now it's your chance to get $200 worth of goodies from Lululemon

Spring Training $200 Lululemon Giveaway

$150 Valentine's Giveaway + Friday Favorites

We meet again on this fabulous Friday and today this group of lovely ladies & myself have teamed up to offer you a fun giveaway! How perfect will it be to win $150 smackaroos to spend at Victoria's Secret just in time for Valentine's day?

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This giveaway runs from today (Feb 6th) until Feb 13th at 6am EST and the winner will be chosen at random. 

Joining the lovely Amanda for Friday's Favorites.

Favorite Shopping Find:
The Heart Back Cut-Out Fit And Flare Dress from Express is sexy and sleek for Valentine's celebrations next weekend or any fun occasion.

Favorite Accessories: 
My Alex & Ani collection is almost complete. I think I've raved enough about A&A here on the blog but my most recent addition is this Tinkerbell bangle from Magic Kingdom. I still have a gift card from Christmas to purchase one more but I really need to slow my roll after that.

Favorite Recipe: 
Kerry from Till Then Smile Often always come up with such fun and creative recipes. Her Buffalo Spinach Hummus recipe posted earlier this week looks like the perfect snack if you're looking for something healthy, delicious and paleo-friendly.

Favorite Funny:
Have you heard of #FloridaMan? If you don't already know, Florida is full of crazies and it seems like most news stories coming from our wacky southern state sound something like this:

"Florida man caught with active meth lab in his pants"
"Florida man offers police officer $3 and chicken dinner for sex"
"Florida man arrested for smoking pot in hospital maternity ward"

There's now a documentary out called Florida Man that solidifies my theory/observation and something I've actually been meaning to post about because the stories are just that unbelievable and sometimes downright funny.

Of course, I love living in Florida but how can one not poke fun at these ridiculous stories that make it to the news? I really need to start posting more about these absurdities as they arise (which I've been meaning to do). Hopefully, one day, people around here won't be so coo coo for cocoa puffs.

 I leave you on that note...

Enjoy the weekend! Stay warm, safe and avoid the crazies out there!

The Perfect Jewelry Holder + $50 Amazon Giveaway

I want to thank the lovely ladies over at The Sequin Notebook for introducing me to this wall-mounted jewelry rack and organizer. They posted about it a couple weeks ago and I knew right away it was the perfect solution to my problem. 

I've collected so many pieces of fashion jewelry over the years and simply have no good place to store them. My bed-side table drawer has been the storage spot for the past few years but I've always felt guilty for just shoving my pretty pieces in there. This jewelry holder is the perfect solution to help me organize and display my statement necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. 

This is the one I bought from Amazon for $16.99:
The top of the jewelry rack can also be used as a shelf to display perfume and other decorations.

Last weekend I had K help me install the jewelry rack in our master bedroom above my armoire where I keep my smaller and more dainty pieces of jewelry.

Giveaway Time!
Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card hosted by the lovely Steph from Life According to Steph.

Good luck!

Giveaway Winner: Bose Headphones + iTunes Gift Card

Sarah and I are excited to announce the winner of our Bose SoundTrue Headphones + $25 iTunes Gift Card Giveaway randomly selected by the Rafflecopter below...
We will be in touch with the winner today to get your prizes on the way! You will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Giveaway: Bose SoundTrue™ Headphones + $25 iTunes Gift Card

Sarah from Coffee & Glitter and I have teamed up to offer our lovely readers a chance to win 1 pair of Bose SoundTrue™ Headphones ($179 retail value) plus a $25 iTunes Gift Card!

The giveaway will run from today until next Wednesday, January 14th at which time one winner will be selected at random. Enter now and stop by each day for additional chances to enter.

Good luck!!

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The winner will be announced within 7 days of the closing day. Once the winner is chosen, they will relieve an email from me and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be randomly selected.

All entries will be verified and reviewed at the discretion of the giveaway hosts. Any falsified entries will be disqualified. Please note this giveaway is open to US residents only.

Disney Bound + Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

I took the day off of work today to head out for a long weekend staycation near to Disney. I know I just did a 1-night hotel staycation last weekend for my company's holiday party but we're back at it again to celebrate my birthday and a friend's wedding tomorrow. Being a December baby makes the holidays even more hectic around here!

Luckily our Disney passholder wristbands arrived just in time for our trip today.

On Wednesday I met up with Kate for lunch at a modern cafe. We seriously work like a minute away from each other so it was about time we caught up over some lunch.

Rocksbox sent me this beautiful shine necklace as a little gift along with my 4th Rocksbox, which I'll post about the new pieces next week or sometime soon.

Snuggles with Lola every night has definitely been a highlight of my week.

Joining Amanda for a few of my favorites on this Friday.

Favorite Recipe: 

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle by Paige @ Tomatoes for Cucumbers

Favorite Funnies:

Favorite Purchases:

Favorite Holiday Giveaway:
Last day to enter Blue Chair Bay Rum's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. 

Enjoy the weekend!!