Friday, September 17, 2010

Shopbop Giveaway!!!

Hair on the Brain is giving away a $100 dollar gift card to spend however you like on Shopbop and I really want to win! That would be $100 dollars toward my fall shoe fund! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on the post saying why you want to win.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Project Food Buzz

Need everyones help....

My mom is competing in Project Food Buzz for a chance to win $10,000, but she needs everyone to vote for her. She is both an amazing cook and fantastic writer so head on over to her site and check it out! And also, don't forget to go to and vote starting Sept. 20th!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Blog Links

While reading through my blogs this week I found a couple things that I wanted to share. I always love discovering new blogs from other bloggers who post links to posts on sites they read, so now I'm doing the same. Enjoy!

Get a subsription to Everday Rachel Ray for only $4.99 from ThriftyGrl

A really great and easy sewing tutorial on Chic Steals

In honor of SPA week , Beauty Woo Me, gives tips on how to do an at home facial.

For Childhood Nostalgia's sake, check out these free printable paper dolls on Creature Comforts.

These English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas at Our Best Bites look so good and not too bad for you either!

This one is not new this week but is a great makeup tutorial. I love her tape trick. Check it out on Misschievious

On another note....a friend of mine has just told me about this studio in Columbus and it's called the Tracey Gardner Method. It's sort of a combination of Yoga and Pilates in a hot room. I have to admit I was skeptical until I saw her site and photos of her. She is so lean and defined and she never lifts weights! I've decided to give it a try next week. I will let you know how it goes!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Designer Uggs

Now, this is crazy if you ask me. These designer Uggs by Jimmy Choo will cost you between $500 and $900. I love Jimmy Choo but for those prices I would rather have a sexy pair of heels by him, not over embellished animal print boots. The pair that the model in the photo above is wearing is $795. You can check out the whole collection and pre-order these here.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Things I Want This Fall: Shoe Edition

All I can think about lately are all of the things I want to buy for Fall and I thought I would take some time to share them with everyone! Because I love shoes so much, I thought I would do this first installment on all of the shoes. There are a lot! Since there are so many, I really can't afford to break the bank on every pair so I've been searching for a while to see what I can find in my price range and hopefully this helps

1.Rocket Dog, $69.95
2.Quipd, $44.99
3.Diba, $64.95

1.AmiClubWear, $19.99
2.AmiClubWear, $28.99
3.AmiClubWear, $22.99
4.AmiClubWear, $29.99
These areen't really trends but still fun. I found these while looking for cheaper options of some of these other trends. Although, suede heels have been gaining popularity as well as leopard print. P.S. Jeffrey Campbell has an amazing leopard wedge boot!

some of you as well.
1. Amiclubwear, $33.99
2.Amiclubwear, $23.99
So, these are both cheap options but are very cute! I could buy both at those prices!

1.Topshop, $190
2.ASOS, $143

While there are many shearling styles out there, there are not many in my price range since Shearling is so expensive.

1.ASOS, $151.65 That is marked down from $252.75 and these are absolutely gorgeous!
2.Jeffrey Campbell, $189.95 I have been staring at these for weeks every day. I love love love the architectural aspect of the heel and it's sort of even doing the western trend
3.ASOS, $101.10 I love the color of these. It's such a nice transitional fall color
4.Jeffrey Campbell, $ 154.95 Another amazing heel on these plus they are inspired but the much more expensive Basso and Brooke version
5.Alloy, $46.90

I could buy a million wedge boots and pretty much every single pair made by Jeffrey Campbell.

2. Jeffery Campbell, $97 These are a great deal too. They are marked down from $194
3. MIA, $113, I love the dark navy color
4.Amiclubwear, $21.99 While I have to admit they don't look as expensive as some of the others, they certainly are bad for the price
5.Fergie, $129
6.MIA, $159
I love this trend of the shorter western boot but I may go for a lower priced shoe on this trend. Then again the JC boot is half off!

Stay tunes, for what else I NEED for Fall!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Arnold

I went to my first Arnold competition today and it was amazing! It really was so inspiring to see all of the people I admire in person!

Monica Brant

I went to my first Arnold competition today and it was amazing! It really was so inspiring to see all of the people I admire in person!

Airbrushing at the Jan tana booth.

Alicia Marie

Tosca Reno

She was so nice and I have to say, WOW, she looks amazing in person. I can't believe she is fifty.

Nicole Wilkins Lee

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Why has Lifetime decided to ruin my Thursday night?

I'm so upset with Lifetime tonight....

I wait all week for Project Runway and they play a rerun from last week? I even rushed home from the gym. Ughhh! I guess I'll watch the Olympics or do something productive instead. I would like to point out however, that I was so frazzled when I realized what was happening, that I even went to the network site to write a complaint. Lucky for them they have nowhere to write one.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

It's another year...

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and to start it of I thought I'd make a traditional "good luck" meal, something which I've never done before. So, I made spicy black eyed peas, collard greens, and cornbread. It was really good and I was quite impressed with myself since it's not the kind of food I would normally make. 

Do you know why these foods are considered lucky?

Greens because their leaves look like folded money which symbolizes good economic fortune.
Legumes, (including black eyed peas), also symbolize money and in the southern US is made into a dish called hoppin john.
Pork is customary based on the belief that pigs symbolize progress because a pig pushes forward rooting itself in the ground before moving. Pork is served on new years in Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Sweden, the US and probably many more countries as well.

Some other interesting facts I learned about New Years are that the celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon around 2000 BC. They celebrated it on the first day of spring, not Jan. 1st. The Romans continued to celebrate it but their calender was always changing so the Emperor declared Jan 1st the start of the new year.

Happy 2010!

I decided to stay in with Drew for New Years and make a big dinner! It was not within my diet but since I rarely cheat I figured it would be okay. Also, if I'm going to compete in the Arnold it's time to start the diet! New Years was so cold and snowy here in the midwest  and I feel like going out on New Years Eve  can sometimes be so over rated. It takes a forever to get a cab and at the end of the night your just frustrated. So, instead we made french onion soup from scratch with a geek salad and then for the main course filet with a twice baked potato and asparagus. Of course, we also had lots of wine and champagne. It was nice to drink too much and already be at home. Hope everyone else had a wonderful and memorable New Years Eve!