Apr 21, 2014

Spring Cash Giveaway!

Welcome friends!  I am super excited that it's finally starting to feel like spring around here and to celebrate we are doing a big cash giveaway!  I am teaming up with 10 other bloggers for a Spring Giveaway where you can win $105 cash money!

Here are all the amazing bloggers hosting this giveaway!

Aubrey of Dreaming About Someday // Lena of Root & Blossom // Jennifer of Mommy Life After Ph.D.

Ema of Our Love in Bloom // Fel of Fels Photos // Michelle of Our Three Peas

What an amazing group of bloggers!  There are many ways to enter and no mandatory entries!  Do as many or as few entries as you want!  Do them all to maximize your entry potential!  And don't forget to tweet about the giveaway for an extra entry every day!

Enter via rafflecopter below and good luck!  Happy Spring everyone!

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Apr 18, 2014

Giftcard and Household Binder Giveaway!

Today I'm sharing a fun giveaway with you guys that's sponsored by my friend Sarah!  Sarah writes the blog Mama's Got it Together, and has an awesome Etsy shop with some great printables for keeping organized!

This month she is giving away a $25 gift card to Staples & my Household Binder Setup Kit (which is a digital printables kit with over 65 sheets!)


For more info on the Household Binder Setup Kit, take a look at it in the Etsy shop.

So about the giveaway-
It will run from 4/18/14-4/30/14
It is open to the US only
All entries will be verified!
The winner will be notified by email & will have 48 hours to respond before I go on to the next person.
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win!
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Apr 17, 2014

Real Moms, Real Fashion: Jessica!

Welcome to Real Moms, Real Fashion!  In this *NEW* blog series I will interview different moms who will get a chance to show off their own unique sense of fashion!  After all, the day of the mom jean is in the past and being a modern mom doesn't mean you have to lose your sense of fashion!

Today's interview is with Jessica who writes the blog Curly Hair, Curly Person.  Jessica is also one of my "real life" friends who I met when we both got our first teaching jobs in Florida (TBT!!!)  Jessica currently lives in Hawaii with her husband and super cute daughter!

top: Target
pants: TJMaxx
1. How do you define your style?

My personal style is pretty classic with a little bit of "what was she thinking" thrown in for good measure. Since moving to Hawaii and becoming a mom, my style has become a LOT more laid back. I really like to wear dresses and skirts, but it's weird to that in Hawaii--most people just wear shorts, a t-shirt and "slippers" (flip flops). I tried to keep wearing dresses, etc during my pregnancy, but now that I'm nursing, I mainly just wear shorts and v-neck t-shirts. 
top: GAP
shorts: Old Navy 
flip flops: Target
 2. What is your favorite outfit?

My favorite outfit is probably the outfit from my engagement photos. I had a J.Crew personal stylist help me and I felt GREAT in the outfit! 
3. What store would you pick for an unlimited shopping spree?

My favorite place to have an unlimited shopping spree would probably be J.Crew, but the real J.Crew not the "resort wear" one here on Oahu--not my style AT.ALL.
dress: 41Hawthorne
belt: J.Crew
shoes: Target
 4. How has your fashion changed since becoming a mom?

Since becoming a mom, I wear a lot of v-neck and scoop neck t-shirts so I can nurse Evie easily. I also wear flats...a lot. :( I'm hoping that once Evie is weaned (that could be a while) that I can wear my old dresses (not nursing friendly) again. I still try to wear those on date nights with Ken, but we only get those about once a month when family comes to visit. 

5. What advice would you give other moms on fashion?

The advice I would give other moms on fashion is to give yourself a little grace (as with everything regarding motherhood). The newborn/infant/toddler stages are just a short season of life and you'll be back to your old self before you know it. I know that's what I tell myself as I look fondly at all my dresses! Also, don't be afraid of the everyday ponytail or the sock bun--my new best friends. ;) 

6. Where does your fashion inspiration come from?

My fashion inspiration comes from a lot of bloggers (not necessarily fashion bloggers, but mom bloggers too!). I like Jessica Quirk of What I Wore, Kendi Skeen of Kendi Everyday, Jen Lula of Jen Loves Kev, Grace Patton of Camp Patton, and Rachel got me started on Stitch Fix which is helping me find some items for my new mom life. 
top: J.Crew
shorts: Old Navy 
shoes: Birkenstocks
Be sure to follow Jessica and check out her blog at: Blog || Facebook || Pinterest || Instagram

Thanks Jessica for being my first Real Moms, Real Style victim interview!  

I am always looking for more moms like you to interview so if you're interested in being featured please let me know!  Comment below (make sure you aren't a no reply commenter) or send me an email!  You can read my first Real Moms, Real Fashion post to get a little more information!

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