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I won!

I wanted to share with you something I just received in the mail from Meaghan who blogs Edible Crafts at CraftGossip.com! Meaghan had a giveaway of a “I love you so forkin’ much!” serving fork from Lorelei’s Esty shop. I loved it the minute I saw the picture so I left a comment to enter.

I won but didn’t know it! Thankfully, Meaghan is persistent because her original email ended up in my Spam folder. She sent one more email and it got through. Thank you Meaghan! Check out her other blog The Decorated Cookie and her book Sugarlious! Meaghan is one of several bloggers who write at CraftGossip.com.  It is a site worth digging around even if you are not a crafter (look at the left column for all the topics) – and they are always having all types of giveaways!

I intended to give hubby this for Valentine’s Day, but I was too excited to hold out till Thursday! It brought a big smile to his face. Isn’t this just fabulous?

"I love you so forkin' much!" serving fork I won.

“I love you so forkin’ much!” serving fork I won. It measures about 10.5″ long.

Close-up of the hand stamping!

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Check out Lorelei’s Esty shop for other hand-stamped items!

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing what I won and where!

New Shoes Flowchart

Found this over on Allposters.com! Gotta love a good flowchart.

shoe flowchart

My Glorious Haul!

I’ve needed to refresh and update my wardrobe for a while. The problem is I don’t like to shop. That wasn’t always the case. When my daughter was still at home she would help me find all sorts of great outfits. She knew what looked flattering on me and was quite honest when it didn’t! She was good. Now we are 1500 miles apart. I haven’t put much effort in these last couple of years.

Well, I was belly-aching at work about clothes again and a co-worker sent me this blog post from Pocket Your Dollars titled, “Do You Hate Clothes Shopping As Much As I Do? You May Not Have To Do It Ever. Again.” WHAT?! A woman after my own heart! I read the post and found out I could have the services of  a personal shopper for FREE! I had nothing to lose so I made an appointment but had a three month wait.

My appointment finally happened. Enter Michelle from ARC’s Value Village personal shopper extraordinaire! To prepare for the appointment I filled out a questionnaire which she used to pull together a bunch of outfits and single items based on my preferences. Well, let me tell you it was well worth the wait! Michelle did an amazing job pulling outfits for me to try on. I still can’t believe the service is FREE. As a side note there is no pressure to buy but I did end up purchasing many of the items that Michelle picked out.

I now have 19 new pieces to add to my wardrobe. To break it down for you I purchased two pair of shoes, five necklaces, twelve pieces of clothing (one pair of pants, one spring jacket, two dresses, four blazers, and four tops). I spent about $160. Almost all the things I purchased are new (with tags) or have absolutely no signs of wear! Here’s a few of the items I brought home.

Pair One

Pair One – Brown Heels

Pair Two

Pair Two – Black Wedges

Five Necklaces

Five Necklaces

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Michelle put together this versatile jacket, brown dress and necklace.

Spring jacket

Spring jacket – can’t wait to wear this!!

Jacket, top, and necklace

Here’s another combo: black jacket, print top, and accent necklace!

Michelle the miracle worker and me.

Michelle and me in one of the outfits she put together for me.

Michelle and me in one of the outfits she put together. This is a sleeve dress, jean jacket, and scarf.

Bottom line, I’m going to schedule another appointment with Michelle. During the appointment I forgot I didn’t like shopping. True story.

Have you worked with a personal shopper? Are you a thrifter? What’s your favorite “find”? I’m guessing you know mine is Michelle!

Here’s a link to ARC’s Value Village scheduler!

Problem Solved

This past riding season I met a few female motorcyclists as I was out and about. My problem was I would ask them about sharing their story on my blog, but usually I didn’t have a pen and paper to write down my blog address and neither did the gal I met. There was many a missed opportunity to connect. Well enter Moo.com.

My mini-Moo blog cards!

Moo.com has a couple of different sizes and paper choices. And it gives you the opportunity to personalize both sides! Woot-woot. I choose the mini-Moo cards with a matte finish, then created five sayings in two different colors on one side and put my blog URL on the other side. Yay! Now I’m ready to connect with more lady riders!

P.S. I’m still looking to add stories to Profile of a Female Motorcyclist! Let me know if you are interested. Leave a comment or email me at: pamela.court@gmail.com

P.P.S. The link to Moo.com is a referral link. You’ll get 10% off your first order.

Seasonal Fashion Help

I don’t know about you, but I find adding a scarf an easy way to update or dress-up an outfit. I found this video from Eileen Fisher demonstrating a nice variety of ways to tie a scarf. What do you like to do to accent an outfit?

Tis the Season

I’m not familiar with Wieden + Kennedy, but love the Advent Calendar they created for the neighborhood! Check out this short video.

Winners to the Giveaway!

I used the random number generator and the winners to the Essentia giveaway are:

1. Trobairtitz
2. Caroline
3. Denice
4. Happygrape2

Congratulations ladies! I’ll be sending the one ounce jar of Essentia out this week!