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New Job, New Hair, New Clothes!

4 Aug

In honor of starting my new job, I got myself a new hair do. I chopped off about 6 inches and got some low lights. I also bought myself some new clothes. I am kind of excited to have an excuse to care about how I look. I was at my previous job for 6 years and ended up in a rut with caring about my looks. Everyone would show up in jeans and a t-shirt, and you were the weird one if you got dressed up at all. Honestly, I didn’t really mind it; I enjoy being comfortable, but it’s time for a change, and I’m fully embracing it. A new job, a new do, and a new wardrobe. I’m excited!

Here’s a before and after of my hair. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve already seen it, and if you don’t follow me there, then you should! ๐Ÿ˜‰

old hair

new hair

I have been doing a little shopping throughout the last week or so to build up my wardrobe. Like I said, I am used to rolling out of bed and throwing on jeans and a t-shirt, so I had zero nice work clothes. I bought a pair of black, grey and khaki dress pants and a few new tops. I shopped at the Outlet Mall and found some good deals at Anne Taylor and Banana Republic. I found my dress pants at Costco of all places. You never know what you’ll find there! They are Calvin Klein too. Score! Here are some of the tops I found…

New Blouses

Anne Taylor tank

Polka Dot Tank from Anne Taylor

Banana Republic Tee

Blue Tee from Banana Republic. It’s so soft, and I love the color!

Banana Republic animal print

Animal Print top from Banana Republic

I also bought a black cardigan from Banana Republicย to wear over the tanks.

I’m so happy to have some new outfits that I feel confident wearing. It’s been awhile since I’ve felt this good, and I’m getting really excited (and nervous) to start my new job on Tuesday. Wish me luck!

Where do you like to shop for dress clothes? How often do you treat yourself to new outfits? I think I need to do this more often!


Show Your State Pride!

17 Jul

Hey friends! I recently ordered this awesome shirt from Handmade Escapade, and I wanted to show it off.

Katy is the owner of the company, and she launched the Fifty Nifty line a couple of months ago. She designed a shirt for each of the 50 states, and there are a TON of colors to choose from! It was a tough decision for me to pick between this one and the Texas one (I’m originally from TX if you didn’t know). I’m starting to think I need both; although, my hubby would probably beg to differ. He thinks I have too many clothes. I say there’s no such thing! Am I right?
Take a look at the Fifty Nifty line here! If you’d like to show off some state pride and make a purchase, you can save 20% through July 20th with code EATNAPPLAY. When you get your shirt, take a pic and post it on Instagram so we can see it! Tag me (@eatnapplay) and Katy (@mckinleykaty). We can’t wait to see your state pride!


Happy Happenings

25 May

I haven’t been posting my Happy Happenings posts weekly like I wanted to because I’ve been so busy lately, but I still do have a lot to be happy about. So, it’s time to take a minute out of my busy day and reflect on a few of those things.

Last weekend we had some family pictures taken of us. This is one of my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚

family pic

Tomorrow we are heading out for a mini vacay to Palm Springs. I am happy about that because it will be our first road trip with Little Mr., and it will be a fun getaway with lots of pool time. He loves the water! Wish us luck for the drive though because being cooped up in the car isn’t his favorite thing. I’m hoping for the best though.

Today I got my hair done and picked out a couple of outfits for my trip to Vegas. If you don’t already know, I’m headed to Vegas in a couple of weeks to speak at a conference for my job. I’m getting excited (and nervous of course)!

new hair do

business outfit from Macy's

I’ll be wearing this blue dress for my presentation. It’s classy and comfy which I love!

business outfit from Macy'sThis is the outfit I will wear on the other day of the conference. It’s comfy too actually. I love when comfort and cute can come together in one outfit. You just can’t beat it!

I’m also happy to announce that my friend Sarah from The Four on Board will be stopping by on Monday to do a super fun guest post. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it!

Well, I’m off to bed now. We’ve got a long day ahead of us tomorrow. I hope everyone has a happy Memorial day weekend! Until next time…


Last Chance to Win a Lovely Necklace from Sassy Lemonade

13 Apr

There’s less than two days left to enter this amazing giveaway from Sassy Lemonade! Have you entered yet? Two winners will be chosen. The first winner will receive the Raindrops in Spring Teal Bow Necklace, and the second winner will get the Sparrow Flying into Her Birdcage Necklace. Good luck!

Sassy Lemonade umbrella necklace

Sparrow Birdcage Necklace
Follow this link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will end at midnight (EST) on 4/15/13.


I Love Shoes!

11 Apr
I love shoes, especially sandals and flats. Below are a few of my favorites for the spring season. I wish I owned them all!
When I made this board, it reminded me of this funny YouTube video I saw a few years ago. I will forewarn you that there is some explicit language in the video, so if you are sensitive to that sort of thing, you may not want to watch. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Spring Flats

It’s Time for a Sassy Lemonade Spring-Time Giveaway!

7 Apr

Who’s ready for a spring-time giveaway from Sassy Lemonade? Shannon from Sassy Lemonade has so kindly agreed to sponsor a giveaway with a chance to win one of her super cute spring-time necklaces.

But, that’s not all…there will be 2 winners!

The first randomly selected winner will win the “Raindrops in Spring Teal Bow Necklace”, and the second winner will win the “Sparrow Flying into Her Birdcage Necklace”. They are both so lovely! Enter to win below:

Sassy Lemonade umbrella necklace

Sparrow Birdcage Necklace

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will end at midnight (PST) on 4/15/13.

New Beauty Products

10 Mar

I bought a few new beauty products last night, and I am really loving them! I bought a new nail polish by Essie called “Ladylike”. It is a nice creamy neutral pink. It went on smooth and had great coverage with just two coats. I’m loving it for spring! I think it will be a great fall color as well.

Essie polish-ladylike

This was the first time I tried an Essie polish. I have to say that I’m really liking it, and it was well worth the money.

I also bought a new lip color. It intrigued me when I say it in the store because it looks like a big crayon. I wasn’t too sure about how it would feel on my lips; I thought it may be a bit dry, but decided it was worth a shot at $5.

Sally Hansen colorfast

It is Sally Hansen brand, and the color is called “Get Mauve’n”.

It is not dry at all like I was afraid of. It is very moisturizing and fun to put on. It is not sticky at all which I really don’t like. And, the color is a perfect neutral. I would definitely recommend this for an everyday lip color at a very decent price. I think I’ll be buying more colors soon!


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