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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Social Media Addict #yesthatsme

You see,
I purchased the hot off the press Erin Condren Life Planner,
the must have fashion accessory of 2012, the Bubble Necklace,
I had to get my hands on every piece of chevron clothing and home decor out there,
oh and those Tory Burch Reva's,
had to have those too...or actually so I thought until I tried them on.
I did not find them comfortable at all.
But the Revas are besides the point.

My point is to tell you that all of the above drool-worthy items
were all the rage at one point in my social media perusing.
I was/am addicted to all aspects of social media.



Sometimes I feel like it takes over my life.

My Facebook, Instagram, Blog and Twitter
is my every day life.
I must be honest.
I love it.



So as the Erin Condren Life Planner craze is out in a hot minute,
I feel like this new form of social media, Vine will be gone in a flash.
So, do I join to see what all the fuss is about?
Or
Do I just put my foot down and say NO MORE SOCIAL MEDIA!!


To be honest,
I don't think I can take on another social media platform.
My mind might burst.
I simple just can not do it.
I have way too my feeds and tweets and streams and blah blah blah.
My addiction can no longer hang.
Lets see if I can hold off my addiction.
Check back with me in a month.



My Facebook and Instagram feed is blowing up
with every ones profile picture of their new Vine account.
I must say I am a bit jealous.
I wish I could do it all.
But I am going to have it sit this one out Vine.

#sorrynotsorry
#youwillbegonebeforeyouknowit.
#nicenotknowingyouvine

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Keep Calm & Party On::Blog Hop::

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Welcome to our Social Media Linky Party!
I am so excited to be hosting this weekly party and I have four amazing ladies co-hosting along with me! 
 Last week’s party was a huge success and we met so many new friends on Pinterest!
 Today we will be sharing our Instagram pics!
First, let me share the details of this party!
This link up party is for all bloggers who would like to work on networking with other blogs as well as growing their Social Media following.
Each week we will change which form of Social Media that we focus on. 
 They include Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

What if you don’t have one of these accounts but would like to participate?

Easy, just link up your Blog instead! 
 We want to connect with you even if you don’t use all forms of Social Media that we do!

How do you participate?
First, follow your Host and all Co-hosts (there are 5 of us).
This week our focus is on Instagram!
Stop and visit as many new friends as you would like,
and be sure to leave a comment! If this is your first time to participate in our party be sure to leave a comment below and I will be sure to stop by your site!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Inappropriate Sweetheart Thoughts ::Valentines Day Chalkboard Printables::

I'm going to be real with you all.
I am not a huge Valentines Day person.
I think the holiday is cute and enjoy getting goodies as well as love and affection,
but its not one of my favorite holidays.

What I do love about it, is all the PINKS AND REDS!!
I go gaga over all things VDay decor.
Like want to buy it all up.
It's so cute and girly and fun.




Since I have some frames to fill up with VDay decor 
I thought I would whip up some printables and thought I would share them with you.



This song is on the radio/pandora all the time and thought it was perfect for this printable.
What do you think?



Oh and of course I had to do a "Keep Calm" printable.
Because what holiday is complete without one right?



This song is all the rage right now and is just perfect for VDay.



Oh and this is probably my fav.
I can be very "inappropriate" at times so this is truly me.
And yes I would obviously put this up in my house.
Duh...its funny.

You can right click and save any of these to your desktop to use or,
you can go to the Box.com link and print them off from there.

Enjoy and Happy Early Valentines Day!

Linking up with AP for Hey That's Pin-tastic!
and Katie and Steph for Saw It Did It Pinned It!
 
 
 








Friday, January 25, 2013

My Friday's Fancies ::Black & White::

Black and White




A black and white outfit can be so simple and so chic.
I am in love with this outfit.
I wish I had all of these pieces in my closet to pull together this look.
It is so easy but yet looks like a million bucks.

One of the most important things to me in a black and white outfit is to add a bit of my own sass to it. 
So I like to add a bright color bag or shoe to set off the outfit.
What do you think?
What is a tip to make your black and white outfit stand out?


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So What Wednesday

It's Wednesday and So What.
So what if...

The E family hit up Disney last week and C's most favorite thing about the whole trip
was this $10.00 double Micky Mouse balloon.
The kid liked the Disney, the rides, the characters, parade, and food but seriously
the one single balloon was hands down his favorite.
Weird kid I got I tell ya.


I finally bit the bullet and bought the Keurig.
I must admit that I am not THAT crazy about it.
I drink my coffee in massive amounts and you simply just can't do that with the Keurig,
and it doesn't get piping hot.
Which is very annoying to me.


I am obsessed with this song.
"It's Britney Bitch"
never get old, love her.


It's 2013 if ya haven't heard and I hopped onto the eating better bandwagon like everyone else and their Mother.
And MyFitness Pal is my best friend.
Seriously the bar code scanner thing-a-ma-jig is the best.
To see how many calories in some foods is scary and disgusting.
However scary and disgusting foods are ah-mazing.
But fruits and Amy's burritos have helped me stay on track.
If you are not on MyFitness Pal yet, you are totally missing out.

So What Wednesday

Now go link up with Shannon for some more So What's.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Keep Calm & Carry On::Blog Hop::

 
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Welcome to our Social Media Linky Party!
I am so excited to be hosting this weekly party and I have four amazing ladies co-hosting along with me! Last week’s party was a huge success and we met so many new friends on Twitter! Today we will be sharing our Pinterest boards!
First, let me share the details of this party!
This link up party is for all bloggers who would like to work on networking with other blogs as well as growing their Social Media following.
Each week we will change which form of Social Media that we focus on. They include Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
What if you don’t have one of these accounts but would like to participate?
Easy, just link up your Blog instead! We want to connect with you even if you don’t use all forms of Social Media that we do!
How do you participate?
First, follow your Host and all Co-hosts (there are 5 of us).
This week our focus is on Pinterest!
Stop and visit as many new friends as you would like,
and be sure to leave a comment!

Monday, January 21, 2013

How To Verify Your Blogger Blog On Pinterest


Those of you who use Blogger can now verify your blogs through Pinterest.
By verifying your Blog through Pinterest this will help on a couple different levels.
First of all most of us want to make our blog a brand. 
Since Pinterest is such a big social media outlet for us bloggers, this will help us
bloggers brand your blog easier.
Secondly, it will help drive traffic to our blogs.
Which is obviously what us as bloggers want.
Isn't that one of the main reasons we blog, so that others will see our content.
Also that little thing called SEO...yeah it will help tremendously with that.

To verify your Blogger blog on Pinterest is pretty easy. 

First,

Go to your settings found here


After clicking on settings scroll down until you see "Website"
Enter your blog address and hit "Verify Website" 


The next step will ask if you would like to download an 
HTML file or Verify with an HTML Meta Tag.

Choose Verify with an HTML Meta Tag.
Copy the whole HTML Meta Tag that is in the gray box.

Next, log into Blogger, go to Template and select Edit HTML


When you go in to open the HTML code make sure you SAVE your current template.
The last thing you want is for your beautiful blog to disappear.
So simply copy, paste and save your HTML into a Word document.

After you click "Edit HTML" 
Check the box "Expand Widget Template"


In order to find where to enter the Meta Tag,
hit "Control F" and type in "</head>
Once you find this, enter in your HTML Meta Tag above <head>


After you enter the code here,
preview your template to make sure that everything is where it is supposed to be.
Click "Save"

Now that you have completed installing it into your blog template,
jump back over to your Pinterest settings and select "Click here" to complete the process.

You and your blog are now verified through Pinterest


It's easy as that!

If you would like to follow me on Pinterest you can find me here


Another popular post I did regarding Pinterest can be found here


Where I give you step by step instructions on how to save a copy of your 
Pinterest boards as a PDF.

Please feel free to email me at Naptimeisthenewhappyhour@yahoo.com
with any questions you may have.

 


Friday, January 18, 2013

My Friday's Fancies::Outfit Crush::

Kourtney Kardashian Look

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time now,
you know that I love all things Karashian.
And every time miss AV does a My Friday's Fancies based on an outfit crush
I always pick a look from Kourtney's wardrobe.
She is bar far the best dressed Kardashian.

This look is very simple and looks so comfortable to boot.
My favorite are the Guiseppe Zanotti Lasercut Booties.
You could wear these with everything.
Aren't they just so perfect!!
Not sure if I could pull them off or not but I would sure like to try.
What do you think?



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Keep Calm & Party On {Blog Hop}

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Welcome to our Social Media Linky Party!
I am so excited to be hosting this new party and I have four amazing ladies co-hosting along with me! Last week’s party was a huge success and we met so many new friends!
First, let me share the details of this party!
This link up party is for all bloggers who would like to work on networking with other blogs as well as growing their Social Media following.
Each week we will change which form of Social Media that we focus on. They include Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
What if you don’t have one of these accounts but would like to participate?
Easy, just link up your Blog instead! We want to connect with you even if you don’t use all forms of Social Media that we do!
How do you participate?
First, follow your Host and Co-hosts (there are 5 of us).
This week our focus is on Twitter!
Stop and visit as many new friends as you would like,
and be sure to leave a comment!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Spa Peppermint Salt Scrub {DIY}


I love to treat myself to spa treatments.
But lets get real, I hate to pay the expensive prices 
associated with those heavenly treatments.

One of my favorite treatments are the sugar scrubs, especially the peppermint feet scrubs.
Well since my other in-law knows me very well, she gifted me some homemade scrubs
and one of them was the scrumptious peppermint foot scrub.



Since I love it so much and love to save some cash flow for the real deal spa treatments that I can't do myself like massages, I thought I would share the recipe that my other in-law used to create the relaxing and rejuvenating foot scrub.

1 Cup Epsom Salt
1/4 Almond Oil 
10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
5 Drops Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon dried Peppermint Leaves

Mix all ingredients together.
Put the scrub into a sealed container and enjoy the pure bliss that is the Spa Peppermint Scrub.


I am linking up with AP for Hey! That's Pin-tastic to show off my divine salt scrub.



Friday, January 11, 2013

Best Fashion Accessory

As you already know,
I love fashion.
And one of my favorites in fashion are the accessories.
You know, the normal stuff like bracelets, shoes, bags, earrings, necklaces, etc.
But one of my favorite fashion accessory helps me navigate my daily life and routine.
They are my  prescription glasses.


Most people don't think of their glasses as accessories but I do.
The right pair of eyeglasses can bring your whole outfit together.
Especially if you like to rock that business professional look.

This is probably my favorite look with glasses.
Glasses come in all different shapes, colors, brands, prices, etc.
So you can have several different looks to go with your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
I have just discovered GlassesUSA.com  and kinda love 'em.
They have so many diffrent known brands, cute and sassy shapes, and the best part is that
they are all cheap eyeglasses!!
Plus they even have a virtual mirror so you can try out your fav accessories on your face.


How fun is that?!
Their virtual mirror  takes the second guessing out of it.
So you can try out GlassesUSA awesome glasses,
they are offering my readers are discount!!!
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 Code: FS15
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I was compensated for this post but all the opinions expressed are mine.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Recap of Christmas 2012

Well Christmas came and went and I must say I am whipped.
I worked on Christmas Eve, had my house decorated and cleaned, 
cookies baked, presents wrapped, and the menu planned out. 

Whew, good thing this only happens once a year.


Even though the "magic" of Christmas isn't there anymore for me, 
I found it more fun to watch C go crazy on Christmas day.
And crazy did he go.
I dont think he even fully "got it" but he sure loved all the pressies.


I went a little nuts-o on the presents but I just could not help myself.
With C being into Mickey, George, Thomas, and every other furry and blue character out there
I just had to buy it all! 
And that I did.


I find it humerous that when I went through all my Christmas pictures that 90% of them are blurry.
C could not and would not sit, stand, lean, or even sleep still.
He was literally all over the place. 


But the smile and giddy that that kids face when he got his bike was priceless.
We could have just gotten him the bike and he would have been in hog heaven.
Hands down that was the fav Santa gift.
I must applaud myself.
Husband said no to the bike,
I am so glad I didn't listen.


And now that I have gained 10 extra pounds by eating every Christmas cookie
and every last bag there was at Target of Angies Chocolate Covered Popcorn, 
I need to loose this weight, get back into the normal routine only to do it again all in another 300 and something days.

It was a good Chrismas in the E house. 
Can't wait to do it again next year.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Keep Calm & Party On Blog Hop

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Welcome to our FIRST Social Media Linky Party!
I am so excited to be hosting this new party and I have four amazing ladies co-hosting along with me!
First, let me share the details of this party!
This link up party is for all bloggers who would like to work on networking with other blogs as well as growing their Social Media following.
Each week we will change which form of Social Media that we focus on. They include Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
What if you don’t have one of these accounts but would like to participate?
Easy, just link up your Blog instead! We want to connect with you even if you don’t use all forms of Social Media that we do!
How do you participate?
First, follow your Host and Co-hosts (there are 5 of us).
This week our focus is on Facebook!
PLEASE LIKE FROM YOUR PERSONAL FACEBOOK PAGE ONLY!
Facebook does not recognize likes from blog fan pages.
Please use your personal account to like.
Leave a comment so that we can follow you back!
Stop and visit as many new friends as you would like,
and be sure to leave a comment!