Sunday Funday Linkup & A $100 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway

Blog Hop And Linkup

Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome to the 7th edition of our “Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup”! Please say hello to my fellow hostesses and friends, lifestyle maven Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls and looks for less guru Dianna of The Budget Babe. These ladies inspire me daily, and we’re hoping this linkup series will inspire us all to, as I always say, “try something new today”!

Every Sunday morning at 8 am we’re hoping to meet new people, get to know each other a little better, and have a whole lotta fun! Bloggers, please share your “best of the week” post in the linkup below so that we can all see what you’ve been up to. Our fav linkup each week will be featured at Fab Fatale, Bon Bon Rose Girls, and The Budget Babe blogs in next week’s Sunday Funday bloghop!

Follow our Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup Pinterest board! We’ll be pinning our “Sunday Funday – Best Of The Week”, as well as each hostesses’ top 5 fav linkups every week! Also, we’re giving away a $100 Kohl’s gift card! Bloggers, readers, and everyone in between are welcome to enter for a chance to win!

Hostesses – Best Of The Week

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Fab Fatale
Ready for a little Spring beauty? Fab Fatale is giving away the entire newly released Zoya Naturel Satins collection.
Bon Bon Rose Girls
Bon Bon Rose Girls accepted the J. Jill fashion challenge and styled a casual chic paisley look for Valentine’s Day!
The Budget Babe
This may have been Valentine’s Day gift inspired, but I need this DIY glitter heart wall art on my wall all day everyday!

Sunday Funday Linkup – Best Of The Week

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We agree that happiness is homemade, and that’s why we LOVE this 10-Minute diy coffee and milk exfoliating soap, by none other than Happiness is Homemade! Heidi touts that, “coffee has many beneficial uses in bath and body products including toning skin, reducing redness, eliminating cellulite, and fading stretch marks and acne scars. It’s also packed full of antioxidants which improves circulation to firm and brighten skin.” We’re so ready to diy this soap. It’s just as beautiful as it is beneficial! Thanks so much for sharing your linkup with our readers, Heidi!

Fab Fatale’s Linkup Favs

It was nearly impossible to narrow my favs down to only 5, but here’s what really caught my eye this week:

  • Is there any other frosting to consider other than cream cheese frosting? My Newest Addiction has a quick and easy recipe for you!
  • What the heck is a skillet crinkle cookie you ask? Well I don’t know either, but it looks DANG delicious! Let’s head on over to Snack Fixation to get the scoop.
  • Who knew that so many of my friends were still afraid mix blacks and browns into their outfits. Head on over to Lauren McBride’s blog for ideas on how to fashionably mix lights and darks of these two hues.
  • Clearly I have a sweet tooth and a thing for cream cheese frosting this morning lol. Check out Sunny With A Chance Of Sprinkles adorable and delicious red velvet cakes in a mason jar.
  • And because I felt the need to balance out all those calories with a recipe on the lighter side, and because this looks so good, and because it gets me in the mood for spring/summer, I bring you my last but not least fave this week… a grapefruit and chicken salad from Krystal’s Kitsch!

Please check out the Bon Bon Rose Girls’ and The Budget Babe’s favs of the week for more inspiration!

Sunday Funday Giveaway

One lucky reader will win this $100 Kohl’s gift card giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. US and Canadian residents only please, giveaway ends 11:59 Eastern on February 27th.

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Rules Of Engagement

No spam or inappropriate linkups, they will get deleted. Link to a post, rather than your homepage. Please include recent posts, preferably from this season. Please don’t link and run, stick around to check out your fellow bloggers’ linkups. Not required, but lots of love for following your hostesses at their socials linked below.

Join Your Hostesses At:

Jennifer @FabFatale
Kristin @BonBonRoseGirls
Dianna @BudgetBabe

Share Your Best Of The Week

Use the hashtag #FundayLinkup to share your “best of the week” linkup with other party goers at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram {and anywhere else you may be inclined to use a hashtag}!


Toddler Valentines Day Cards, Crafts, Cookies and More

Toddler Valentines Day Cards Crafts DIY

Happy Friday everyone. Friday’s Fab Five is my weekly inspiration board of things I’d like to buy, try, and DIY. This week, it’s all about things you can make with your toddler for Valentine’s Day, and I’ve already tried two of the five for John’s Valentines Day party at school. Check out my Instagram for our version of the cookies and cards :)

1. This was the first year that my kiddo was old enough to bring Valentine’s Day cards to school, so of course I had to refer to my trusty Pinterest for some fun ideas! I love these painted heart hand print toddler Valentines Day cards by Rosy Posy. Here are ours in progress.

Toddler Valentines Day Cookies Heart Dipped Sprinkles

2. I signed up to bring cookies and these chocolate dipped heart shaped sprinkle cookies by Sunshine and Hurricanes were perfect. Check out baby boy making them last night, and then the finished product.

Toddler Valentines Day Crafts Heart Stamp Toilet Paper Roll

3. I love the idea of this toilet paper roll turned heart shaped stamp by Rust and Sunshine! Look at his little thinking hand waving around in the air. Reminds me of John. So cute!

Toddler Valentines Day Card Apple Squeeze Pouch

4. I really wanted John’s cards to be personalized by him so that we could give some out to family as well, so that’s why I opted for the hand painted cards, but these applesauce squeeze pouch Valentine’s Day cards were a very close runner up.

Toddler Valentines Day Craft Heart SunCatcher

5. I think John and I will work on this heart suncatcher tomorrow for Valentine’s Day. It will be a fun way to spend the afternoon together.

Do you have any toddler Valentines Day cards or craft ideas you can share? I hope you’ll tell me below!

Mantry – Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift For Him

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The way to a man’s heart {and mine} is through their stomach, so what man wouldn’t love the gift of Mantry, the modern Man’s Pantry delivered right to his doorstep? Mantry sent me a crate last year to review as a holiday gift, and I knew it would also be perfect for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and as a groomsman’s gift.

Mantry is a food of the month subscription service, delivering gourmet sauces, spices, chocolates, coffees, smoked meats and so much more! Past months crates have included BBQ sauces crafted in the backwoods of Alabama, award winning bison jerky from the foothills of Montana, and hotcake mix stone-ground in Nebraska, all delivered in a manly wooden crate with a manual on where each item was discovered and how to use it. Mantry is the perfect way to discover artisan foods from across America, right to your doorstep each month.

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life, you may purchase a 1 time crate, or a 3 month to 6 month subscription. Order Mantry today to get a crate delivered to his doorstep, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Manicure Mondays – Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 Nail Polish Swatches

Happy Manicure Mondays! I hope you all had a fab weekend! I’ve had fun swatching all of that spring nail polish that showed up on my doorstep last weekend, and I still have a pile more to get through, so keep checking back for more spring features and giveaways coming soon.

Today, I’m swatching the Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 collection and these colors are gorgeous! Deborah Lippmann is one of my favorite nail polish brands and this collection is SO me, and SO spring! I am a huge fan of super light nail polish, especially for spring and summer, so these will be perfect for the warm weather days heading our way hopefully sooner than later.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 A Fine Romance Swatch Pearl Nail Polish

A Fine Romance is a sheer nail polish with a barely there pearly champagne shimmer. This shade is going to glow against summer skin.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 Chantilly Lace Swatch Pink Shimmer Nail Polish

Chantilly Lace is a beautiful sheer iridescent pink. It has a hint of a magenta shimmer undertone that is so pretty in natural light.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 Like Dreamers Do Swatch Nail Polish

Like Dreamers Do is a beautiful pale bisque cream nail polish.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2015 Misty Morning Swatch Blue Cream Nail Polish

Misty Morning is a sheer blue grey cream nail polish. I always gravitate towards blue gray nail cream nail polishe, and this super light shade is beautiful.

The products mentioned in this post were sent to me by the merchant or their PR company. All opinions are 100% my own. For more info, please view my full disclosure policy.


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Sunday Funday Linkup & A $100 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway

Blog Hop And Linkup

Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome to the 6th edition of our “Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup”! Please say hello to my fellow hostesses and friends, lifestyle maven Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls and looks for less guru Dianna of The Budget Babe. These ladies inspire me daily, and we’re hoping this linkup series will inspire us all to, as I always say, “try something new today”!

Every Sunday morning at 8 am we’re hoping to meet new people, get to know each other a little better, and have a whole lotta fun! Bloggers, please share your “best of the week” post in the linkup below so that we can all see what you’ve been up to. Our fav linkup each week will be featured at Fab Fatale, Bon Bon Rose Girls, and The Budget Babe blogs in next week’s Sunday Funday bloghop!

Follow our Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup Pinterest board! We’ll be pinning our “Sunday Funday – Best Of The Week”, as well as each hostesses’ top 5 fav linkups every week! Also, we’re giving away a $100 Kohl’s gift card! Bloggers, readers, and everyone in between are welcome to enter for a chance to win!

Hostesses – Best Of The Week

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Fab Fatale
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Fab Fatale works in a pop of poppy to her “dressed up, dressed down” outfit of the day!
Bon Bon Rose Girls
A Valentine’s date night in with a couple of tasty boozy shakes, courtesy of Bon Bon Rose Girls, is in our near future!
The Budget Babe
Can you spot the real? Check out The Budget Babe’s spot on look for less of this super flirty J. Crew striped skirt!

Sunday Funday Linkup – Best Of The Week

Salted Caramel Coffee Mug Cake Gift

After a unanimous decision, this salted caramel coffee mug cake by Sunny With A Chance Of Sprinkles wins our #FundayLinkup fave of the week! As if the name of Chelsea’s blog wasn’t enough to brighten our day, Chelsea gets us even more excited with this mason jar masterpiece. Not only is this salted caramel coffee mug cake super cute, but we can’t wait to find out if it’s as tasty as it looks! Layer the ingredients in a mason jar, cover the top with burlap secured with twine, and gift to a friend for Valentine’s Day, a housewarming gift, or hostess gift. Chelsea, thank you so much for sharing your mug cake recipe with our readers!

Fab Fatale’s Linkup Favs

It was nearly impossible to narrow my favs down to only 5, but here’s what really caught my eye this week:

  • If you’ve ever wondered what to pair with those boyfriend jeans, Wear It For Less has a pile of inpiration!
  • Simply Darrling came up with a super simple diy monogrammed dish for catching her rings on the nightstand every night.
  • Wow! You have to check out the before and after of this pantry makeover by Chocolate and Sunshine, along with her helpful organization tips.
  • What’s not to love about a one skillet dish, especially when that one skillet is filled with a Valentine’s Day red velvet cookie studded with red velvet M&M’s by The Frugal Foodie Mama.
  • Olive & Ivy could use about 10 more of this super soft and stylish leopard sweater in her closet!

Please check out the Bon Bon Rose Girls’ and The Budget Babe’s favs of the week for more inspiration!

Sunday Funday Giveaway

One lucky reader will win this $100 Kohl’s gift card giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. US and Canadian residents only please, giveaway ends 11:59 Eastern on February 27th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules Of Engagement

No spam or inappropriate linkups, they will get deleted. Link to a post, rather than your homepage. Please include recent posts, preferably from this season. Please don’t link and run, stick around to check out your fellow bloggers’ linkups. Not required, but lots of love for following your hostesses at their socials linked below.

Join Your Hostesses At:

Jennifer @FabFatale
Kristin @BonBonRoseGirls
Dianna @BudgetBabe

Share Your Best Of The Week

Use the hashtag #FundayLinkup to share your “best of the week” linkup with other party goers at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram {and anywhere else you may be inclined to use a hashtag}!

Please head on over to The Budget Babe this week to add your “best of the week” linkup.

A Pop Of Poppy

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I have a fun “dressed up, dressed down” look for you all. As I said in my black and gold outfit post, I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color lol. Yet, for some reason, I couldn’t snatch up this bright poppy jacket fast enough from H&M. They had it paired with the sheer black and white polka dot chiffon blouse and I loved the two pieces together so much that I got both. I dressed the blouse and blazer down with my super soft {almost like pajamas} destroyed boyfriend jeans and a pair of black lace up boots. I’m also wearing my new everyday handbag, the Mini Cupid by my fav handbag designer, Rebecca Minkoff!

What I’m Wearing

H&M Red Blazer | H&M Polka Dot Blouse, Similar | JUST BLACK Destroyed Boyfriend Jean | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Cupid | Michael Kors Gold Watch | JewelMint Two-Tone Manhattan Hoop Earrings | c/o Essie Tuck It In My Tux Nail Polish | ModCloth Black Lace-Up Boots

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Pss – you can also find these outfit pieces at – destroyed boyfriend jeans and black lace up boots!

Win This! Zoya Naturel Satins Giveaway

I just entered for a chance to win the Zoya Naturel Satins spring 2014 nail polish collection at http://www.fabfatale.com/2015/02/win-zoya-naturel-satins-giveaway/ #zoya #zoysatins

Happy Manicure Mondays everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend and are recovering from your Super Bowl festivities! The commercials made me cry tears of sadness and then Missy Elliot made me cry tears of joy. What an emotional Super Bowl, yet the emotion had nothing to do with the game for me lol.

Today, I have a super fun giveaway for you all! The Zoya Naturel Satins collection showed up at my doorstep this weekend and I couldn’t swatch it fast enough. The colors are beautiful and the satin finish, somewhere between a matte and a gloss, is gorgeous in these hues! My mailman actually delivered a pile of nail polish, and apparently, it’s all about pastel this Spring! I’ve swatched my collection below, and I’m also giving a collection away to one lucky reader. Read on to find out how you can enter for a chance to win!

Zoya Naturel Satins Ana Swatch - Light Pink Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Ana is a light toasted almond cream with a hint of peachy pink.

Zoya Naturel Satins Brittany Swatch -  Medium Pink Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Brittany is a medium rose mauve cream.

Zoya Naturel Satins Leah Swatch -  Light Purple Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Leah is a lavender tinged taupe cream.

Zoya Naturel Satins Rowan Swatch -  Medium Gray Beige Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Rowan is a suede taupe cream.

Zoya Naturel Satins Sage Swatch -  Medium Green Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Sage is a mossy sage green cream.

Zoya Naturel Satins Tove Swatch -  Medium Blue Nail Polish for Spring 2015

Zoya Tove is a misty slate grey cream with a hint of blue.

How To Win

One lucky reader will win this entire Zoya Naturel Satins collection nail polish giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. There are no mandatory entries this time; however, some options are worth more entries than others, US and Canadian readers only, giveaway ends 11:59 Eastern on February 17th.


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