Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Wrap-Up & Giveaway!!

I am happy to say I made it through the Thanksgiving holiday relatively unscathed (my checkbook wasn't so lucky). This was not only my first Thanksgiving away from any family but also my first being sleeved. I purposely didn't make any plans as I wanted a low-key no-fuss no-stress day and that's exactly what I got. I took 2 naps, worked on the blog and caught up on Vampire Diaries. I did go to Meijer at 6am to get a new blender, I make smoothies so much that I broke my old one and they had the red Oster on sale for $19.99 (reg. $45). My eating yesterday was on point, I had a smoothie and a ham sandwich throughout the day and with the house cleaning I did I was rewarded with a .5 pound loss. This is the FIRST holiday EVER that I have LOST weight - I'll take it (no matter how small)!

Be warned -the lighting in my house sucks!

Today was a different story. I was up at 9 and by 5, Foursquare politely reminded me I had been to 10 places. It wasn't all fun and games, 3 of those places were for returns and today was laundry day. I did get some good deals without having to stand nuts-to-butts in line for 3 hours. First stop was Nordie's (oh how I love that place!) and I took advantage of their Buy 2 Get 1 Free on butter London polish. I also purchased my stepmom's birthday gift - which I wont reveal in case she's reading this. I also treated myself since I am 1.2 pounds away from 60 pounds gone! Yay! In hindsight, I probably should've bought underwear since I'm using binder clips on mine now but hey LOL.

Black Knight, Two-Fingered Salute, No More Waity Katie, Wild Thing

Guilty Intense for my 60 lb loss! As you can clearly see I needed more perfume ;)

 I also made a quick stop to Ikea to pick up their $4.99 end tables and onto TJ Maxx because they have good clearance - it paid off because I found this super cute Betsey Johnson laptop case for $18 with my 10% off coupon. It will work perfectly for keeping all my blogging stuff together.

The best part? SEQUINS!

 All the walking and running around paid off big time, check out the stats on my FitBit One!


Now on to my very FIRST giveaway!!! Yay! I'm giving away 2 annual subscriptions to Martha Stewart's Everyday Food! I freaking love this little magazine. Most of you know I love to cook and this magazine is the inspiration for half of what comes out of my kitchen. The recipes are fun, simple, and can easily be made VSG or Weight Watcher friendly.
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 I know this isn't big or fancy but as a small token of appreciation for all of your continued support and helping me get my blog out there!
Entering is easy and just takes a few moments. 
- Like my Facebook page here (1 entry)
- Share this giveaway with someone on FB or Twitter (1 entry)
- Leave me a comment here telling me something awesome about your weekend!  (1 entry)
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Don't forget to include your email address! Contest will close at 11:59pm on 11/28/12. Winners will be picked using
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  1. I'll be the first comment...something good this weekend? I'm not at HOME! LOL I'm at the hunting camp trailer. I call it my little dollhouse I never had! All I need is an easy bake oven...cause I never had one of those either! LOL Email

  2. Love that laptop bag! Super cute!! Can I win that instead? :)

    Something awesome about my weekend is I get to see my sister tomorrow who will have cupcakes from a delicious bakery in tow!


    1. I was actually looking for a 2nd bag to giveaway but its the only one I could find. Boo!

  3. I've already liked your FB page because I'm awesome like that! I believe I was fan #5. :)


  4. And I tweeted about the giveaway!

    There's an awesome giveaway happening on @shoe_vixen's blog! You can enter, but I plan on winning! -


  5. I ate but didn't eat much!!!! Saw my family & had a great holiday!!!


  6. I love the laptop bag! Does it have a matching purse?

    The best part about the weekend? Jameson in my pecan pie! :)

  7. OMG I have never done the whole shopping the day after Thanksgiving thing... LOL! I think I'd rather pay full price than wait in lines? ha ha ha!!

    Ugh, I dunno what I would do if I didn't spend Thanksgiving with my family! It's my favorite holiday so I always make sure to at least be with one other family member... Oh and eat my weight in roasted chestnuts too! ;)