Month: March 2013

My wacky week


So its been a super busy week with Spring Mini Sessions. I haven’t really been able to throw something on except kick ball gear or running gear. As I said in past post I am training for a half marathon and every Friday I add an extra mile on until I get up to 13 miles. Today I ran 8 miles with a good friend of mine, we ran the whole 8 miles with no breaks (pace 12:38, calories 960, 1 hr 41 mins). I am proud of both of us, but next week I think we will take a few breaks. That 8 miles non stop was no joke! Since I haven’t been dressing this past week I will share some pictures of my kick ball team and some of my sessions from this week.. Enjoy!!

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Practice

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8 miles done!
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As you can see I am super silly! LOL

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Me working

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B Fab Awards Luncheon


Yesterday I attended the B Fab Awards Luncheon, this was my first blogger event and I had a great time meeting so many bloggers. I stated in my last post here I had no clue what to wear, well I decided on a neon yellow tank, leopard trousers, black short  sleeve blazer, and neon yellow strappy heels.

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When first walking into the event  a photographer took your picture with the Tastemaker Magazine back drop.

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After my picture I headed over to the Social Box booth, what an awesome concept! It’s a booth with a computer with a camera that links to your social media accounts. I took a few silly pictures and then linked my favorite to my Facebook wall (see pic below). You can rent the Social Box for any event (link provided).

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I mingled and met some fab ladies and took a few pictures with them.

Check these ladies out:

Pretty Girls Rock Dresses

Great Date Deals

I did buy some bath soak for my sore days after running & kickball, ill let you know how I like it!

Treat Me! Bath and Body

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I had to leave right before the fashion show and the award ceremony for my kickball game but I was able snap a few pictures of the floor and the goody bag I received with great products inside.

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Overall I had a great time and can’t wait for the next event!

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Lady in Red Poka Dots


On this day I was headed to a girls night out for ladies that run at Road Runner Sports in Atlanta.

Here were some of the high lights at the event:

Sip on cocktails + nibble on healthy treats

Let our Fit Experts cater to your every whim

 Get a FREE gift with purchase of $75+*

Win fabulous raffle prizes

Be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a FREE spot on the starting line at Nike Women’s Half Marathon* in San Francisco!

I ended up winning one of the raffles, a $50.00 gift certificate towards anything in the store by road runner. Since I am the budget queen I found three dri fit tanks on clearance, royal blue, turquoise, and purple.

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I decided I wanted to be cute but comfortable, my converse always do the job when it comes to comfortable.

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Pajama Red Polka Dot top: Lauren Conrad from Khols

When I ordered it I paid $10.00 now its $4.00 here

100% of the net profit from the sale of this item will support the fight against breast cancer

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Skinny Jeans: Rue21 $10.00 (clearance, old)

Red Converse: Ebay $41.99

B Fab Awards & Luncheon


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Tomorrow I will be attending the B fab Awards & Luncheon, for a few days ive been wondering what to wear to such a fab event and I still havent figured it out. I know ill come up with something fab as always, I think im just putting more pressure on myself since there will be so many fab fashion bloggers in attendance. Of course I will always do me… 😉

 

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Atlanta has become known for its independent music, style, and fashion scene in recent years, influencing the rest of the country. To celebrate this fact and the unique culture Atlanta’s trendsetters have created, the B. FAB Awards Brunch celebrating Bloggers in Fashion And Beauty is now here! This creative event will include a lush brunch along with an intriguing program featuring the best of Atlanta’s fashion, decorating, and style scene.

What is B.FAB? Tiffini Gatlin, an Atlanta mom and editor-in-chief of Tastemaker Magazine, created this innovative opportunity to celebrate an elite group of social media influencers, specifically in the industries of Fashion and Beauty during an annual award ceremony called B. FAB Awards. B.FAB will bring together key influencers and thought leaders from around Atlanta to network, inspire each other, and celebrate their impact on consumer purchasing habits.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in beauty or fashion or seeking to engage with bloggers, brands, or influential companies. From the city’s most fashionable stylistas to those who just want to be fashionable, the B. FAB Awards offers something for everyone. It will be an environment for like-minded, influential tastemakers who want to connect and share ideas in a fun environment.

I hope  Im allowed to bring in my camera so I can capture some great pictures, stay tuned…

Real VS. Steal


So by now you should know I am the diva of deals! So I decided once a week I will share an item I love and post it for all of you deal seekers like me. I will call it Real VS Steal,  you will see the expensive brand like Gucci and then ill show you an alternative for a lower price like Steve Madden.

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So for our first Real VS. Steal is the Studded Rhinestone Jelly from ZARA (sold out), the Zara is priced at $105.00. I have seen theses sandals all over fashion blogs and of course Pinterest.

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You also have the Jimmy Choo Studded Jelly ranging from $129.00 to $179.00 on Ebay

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I found these Jelly PVC Stud Gladiator sandals for $11.93 on Ebay. Pretty close if you ask me and you can’t go wrong with the price!

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Here I also found these black studded rhinestone t strap Ballet Cutout Flats on Ebay also for $19.99, now these ones are even closer then the last ones.

 

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So what are you waiting on quick order yours before they are all sold out, these are gonna be hot for the spring & summer!

Get the look!


So I decided to add weekly to my blog Get the look, this will help those that have a challenge putting outfits together. I will provide links on wear you can buy all the items you will see, I will do my best to make the outfit budget friendly as well.

I would so rock this look, here you have your classic leather jacket, logo tee, blue bottoms, basic black pumps & a clutch. This look can be used for a day or night look, you can even throw a pair of converse on with it for the day and at night throw on your pumps!

The Look

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Get the look

Xhilaration® Junior’s Studded Faux Leather Jacket -Black

$39.99

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Mossimo® Women’s Rounded V-Neck Tee

$7.00

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Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Colored Skinny Denim (these also come in woman sizes)

$22.99

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Mossimo® Snake Tassel Clutch – Black

$24.99

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Women’s Mossimo® Paisley Platform Pump

$29.99

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All the items you can find at Target totaling $123.97

You can also grab a pair of converse for your day look!

Women’s Converse® One Star® Oxford

$34.99

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Now quick go order the look before its all sold out!

What I wore for the week


Heres a quick run through of what I wore for the week. I’ve been super busy with my photography business Sealed With a Kiss Photography, I’m running a promo until the 24th for $50.00 so everyone is booking! For more details on my promo go here.

Sorry for the horrible cell phone pictures, I decided next week to start pulling out my camera gear and take some professional pictures..LOL

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Leopard Sweater Khols: $15.00

Jean Blouse Value Village (thrift store): $1.50

Pink Skinny Jeans JcPenny: $10.00

Pink Bubble Necklace Ebay: $7.00

Studded Leopard Loafers Online (old): $30.00

Speedy 30 hand bag Ebay: $230.00

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Boyfriend Tee target: $8.00

Blazer Value Village (thrift store): $3.50

Snake Jeans Khols (old): $10.00

Strappy Sandal Heels Value Village (thrift store) $2.99

Speedy 30 hand bag Ebay: $230.00

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Leather Jacket (old) Ebay: $30.00

Grey top Value Village (thrift store): $2.00

Skinny Jeans JcPenny: $8.00

Pumps Target: $18.00

Necklace Bling Bib Ebay: $6.00

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Blue & White stripe top Value Village (thrift store) $4.00

Blue leggings Value Village (thrift store) $2.25

Bubble Necklace Ebay: $7.00

Converse Ebay: $41.99

If you would like a link to any itmes that are not from the thrift store just send me a message..

Kick ball any one?


So I started playing on a kick ball team for the spring, it’s so much fun! I thought this would be another great way to stay active & cross train while I get ready for my half marathon. I’m having a blast but I am so sore, I’m working other muscles in my legs I don’t use while running. A friend of mine that works out faithfully in the gym body building suggested a pre & post workout supplement. I cant wait to get my products in the mail and don’t worry I will leave you with a review when I test them out.

Evogen EVP

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  • Elite Pre-Workout Solution. Evopoietin One-Alpha. Maximum Size. Maximum Strength. Maximum Pump.
  • EVP is the synthesis of pharmaceutical technology, nutraceuticals ingenuity and the science of elite performance nutrition.
  • EVP’s precise formulation was specifically designed with ingredients to increase muscle size and fullness, enhance strength and boost mental focus
  • EVP is the complete pre-workout solution. EVP’s combination of pharmaceutical and medical-grade, ultra-pure ingredients results in the most advanced pre-workout compound available

$57.00

Cell K.E.M.

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  • Evogen Nutrition’s Elite Mass & Recovery Catalys
  • impact muscle growth
  • recovery following high-intensity training.
  • Support anabolism
  • maximum hardness

$54.29

As you can see these babies aren’t cheap but If its gonna help me with my muscle soreness I’m all for it (Oh and she said it last about 3 months so that’s not bad at all)!

Sharing a few pictures from my soft ball practice game…

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My first sewing project!


So I found this awesome blogger named Mimi G, she has great style and even makes some of her clothes. After following her blog for about 2 months I decided to take her free 4 week sewing class which you can find here.

Mimi gives you a list of items you will need to start your first sewing project:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric
  • Fabric Lining
  • Invisible 9″ Zipper
  • Sewing Kit
  • Light Weight Interfacing
  • Pattern

She gives you helpful links to find all these items, below I will show you where I found mine.

Fabric, Fabric Liner & Invisible Zipper: Joann’s

I went to the store to decide what type of fabric I wanted to use, after some thought I decided to go to the clearance section and get something a little cheaper since it is my first project. So I decided on a pink & mint stripe fabric and for my fabric lining  pink to match.  I also grabbed a pink invisible 9″ zipper as she instructed.

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Zipper: $2.49

Stripe Fabric: 6.00 a yard/ 1.5 a yard $9.00

Pink Liner: 4.99 a yard/ 1.5 yard 7.49 with 50% off coupon $3.75

Sewing Kit: Beverlys

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$6.00

Pattern: Simplicity

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$9.55

Sewing Machine: Khols

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$199.99

There is one item I’m missing and that is the light weight interfacing which I will pick up the next time I am out. I am super excited to start her class, just waiting on my items I ordered on line! I took sewing classes in in high school more then a decade a ago and my mom sews, lets hope I can remember some of those things I learned back in the day. I will keep you posted on how my sewing class is going. 😉

OMG IM A SIZE 8!


Last night I attended a  dinner party and one of the discussions was  weight loss/ working out.  A friend of mine told me I looked about a size 6, I was surprised because in my head I know I’ve been loosing weight but still felt like a 10. I never weigh my self I just go by the way my clothes fit me, so I pulled out a pair of skinny jeans and they read size 8! Wow I haven’t been a size 8 since before I had my son 15 years ago. Hard work really does pay off,  I am happy at this size and don’t want to lose any more weight so my plan is to maintain.

People ask me all the time how did I lose the weight and to be honest all I did is run at least 3 to 4 days a week (3 to 4  miles) . I started off as a walker/jogger and over time I finally exceeded my goal around 4 months and was able to run a full 3 miles without stopping. At 10 months I can now run up to 5 miles without stopping and ran my first 10k which is about 7 miles (I ran the first 5 miles then walked twice) the point is I finished! I just joined a women kick ball league for fun and I figure I can get in some cross training all at the same time, working out can be fun too!

I also use my Nutri Bullet and make yummy protein shakes, you can see my post on my Nutri Bullet here. The biggest question I get is about running shoes, I also wrote a blog on shoes you can check out here.

 Size 12 to 8

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I am a busy wife/mother of a 1, 5, and 15 year old, if I can do it so can you NO EXSCUSES! 😉