posted on 8/29/2013
See you tomorrow with something maybe halfway meaningful to share. Probably not though.
posted on 8/26/2013
Seriously August? Somebody tell me that this whole almost being September thing is a joke. I'm pretty sure Easter was like yesterday. And college football season?! STARTS NEXT WEEKEND. You all know that college football is the official goodbye kiss to summer right? Seasonal depression and anxiety is quickly approaching, I can hardly wait!! Hashtag NOT. I may be getting a little ahead of myself here but how are we supposed to enjoy the season we're in when the season won't allow itself to stay for more than three seconds. You know what I miss? The days when I was approximately three years old and the only daily items to take care of was playing and eating. Those days went pretty slow looking back which should serve as a giant lesson to us adults...just focus on playing and eating. Life will last forever!
End rant. Begin awesome giveaway. There is a ton of awesome prizes up for grabs that just one of you will win. We are talking Starbucks, Target, Gap, Etsy Shops, Ulta, Cash, Ad space on ad space, etc. Try that one on for giveaway size...I guarantee it will be a perfect fit. While only one entry is mandatory to enter, it would be recommended to do several for better odds. I'm no gambling genius but it seems pretty logical to do if you ask me.
just because you should be able to dance while entering
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Helene In Between: $10 Target Gift Card
Kisses and Croissants: Large Ad Space
Texas Mrs.: $10 Ulta Gift Card
My Three Bittles: $10 Starbucks Gift Card
Je Ne Sais Quoi Jules: $10 Starbucks Gift Card + 2 Months Ad Space
The Girl In The Red Shoes: Large Ad Space
Living In Another Language: $15 PayPal Cash
Back East Blonde: Medium ad space
We Took The Road Less Traveled: One Month "Fresh Face" Ad Space
Mrs. Laura Beth: One Month In-Post Ad Space
Stay Blonde Ski Local: $10 Target Gift Card
Pursuit of Pink: $25 Gap Gift Card
Landing on Love: $15 Target Gift Card
Everything Erica Loves: $15 iTunes Gift Card
Sugar Love Boutique: $25 Shop Credit // USE CODE LIVINGINYELLOW30 FOR 30% OFF
Illegally Blonde: $25 Target Gift Card
posted on 8/25/2013
When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging in 2011. At that point, I was living in France away from family & friends & my two boys were sick for weeks at a time. You know, the kind of sick where one starts to get better & then the other gets it. I had been living in my sweats, rarely did my makeup, let alone tried to be any kind of fashionable. After a weekend trip to London with a girlfriend I started to remember that I used to be cute. I used to do my hair & makeup & take pride in the way I looked. I had totally lost sight of what it meant to take care of myself. I love my husband & kids, but I needed some 'me time.' I started my blog called "Ma Nouvelle Mode" which means "My new style" in French. Appropriately fitting because I seriously needed some new style & I was living in France at the time!
You have one food that you could eat the rest of your life--what would it be?
Oh man, this is a toughy. Bread. I have lived in France on and off for 5 years now and it's got me hooked on bread. Pain chocolate, baguettes, flavored bread, they have it all. If I could add a second, it would be cheese. But the gourmet cheese straight from the farm. mmm... France may have spoiled me a bit.
What inspires you?
A lot of things. Parenting because it's so crazy and beautiful and hard. Trying to stay cute while doing all those crazy, beautiful, hard things. I love to try to find looks, whether it's beauty or fashion, that work for moms & still are cute & help us feel good about ourselves. Just because I'm a mom doesn't mean I have to put myself last or not let myself have any time. I try to embrace my role & balance that with the things that I do that I like. Other bloggers, internet, and of course, Pinterest!
posted on 8/22/2013
I think I just forgot for a giant paragraph that I am supposed to be doing an outfit post right now where I rave about an awesome shop rather than get into a conversation about all things hot and steamy. Sorry shop I am about to brag about. That had to be the most awkward intro you've ever received....