September 28, 2010

Here Comes Britney!


Break out your tube tops and fluffy hair scrunchies!
It's time for some Britney vs. Brittany GLEE! That's right, tonight's GLEE episode features the music of one of pop's biggest idols... Britney Spears!


{ Is it 7 p.m. yet? }





So ridiculously excited to see Heather Morris (Brittany) perform some of the pop princess's classics! Not to mention her Britney Spears transformation is absolutely amazing...





Doesn't Heather Morris look amazing? H-O-T-T hott! She makes me want to go on an extra long run tonight! ;)


Want more Brit? Check out the Britney/Brittany YouTube teaser...






Later Gleeks!






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September 27, 2010

It's Official... I'm Done.



I am convinced that the world is out to get me today. You win universe! You win!

My Monday couldn't have been more stressful between the malicious computer virus taking over my work laptop, ridiculous Monday deadlines and not eating lunch until an hour ago. Never a winning combo.

I need to throw something. Or listen to some angry girl music (Pink, sing to me!). Nevertheless, my day is finally over and I'm going to go work out my aggrevation in a positive way {hello Zumba!}... here's to tomorrow being way better!





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Mingle Monday!

Happy Monday Friends!
I hope you had such an amazing and relaxing weekend - I know I did! For those of you who are new, let me extend a very warm welcome - so happy to have you here!


{ Who's ready for some Monday fun?! }





.:: Pretty Please ::.

...keep spreading the word about Mingle Monday!

I want to make sure that it keeps growing so that everyone gets new people visiting their blogs every single week!



.:: Helping Has Rewards ::.

See end of post for details on how YOUR BLOG can be featured on
my Weekly Must Reads!


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How To Enter:



1) Must be a [Life of Meg] follower to participate.

2) Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the link to enter.

3) Add a cute picture and your blog's name.

4) Voila! You're ready to mingle!

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How To Play:



1) Go visit 2 blogs!


2) Leave them a comment saying hello from Mingle Monday.


3) Come back and leave an encouraging review of the visited blogs!


4) COMMENT FUN FACT (new weekly feature!):

Question: { What's your favorite fall activity? }

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** PLEASE PLAY FAIR -- all enter & runs (not commenting) will be deleted!**






** Open until Wednesday at midnight (CST) **

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.:: SWEET BONUS EXPOSURE! ::.

Feature Mingle Monday in a blog post for your chance to be featured on my Weekly Must Reads - where I choose 3 blogs of the week to endorse!

Leave a comment with the URL link to your blog's Mingle Monday post to enter.


.:: Who wants lots of new lovely followers?! ::.



So happy that YOU are here!



Have a Lovely Monday!



September 26, 2010

European Experiences & Travel Tips!

Happy Sunday, lovelies!
I have quite the treat for you this morning. So grab a yummy cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and get ready to let your inner travel goddess loose!

Today my dear friend Amanda @ Don & Amanda is here to share her exciting European life and amazing travel tips with all of you! If you haven't visited her gorgeous blog, you absolutely need to go visit ASAP, I promise you'll love it... I know I do!


{ Without further delay.... here's Amanda! }


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I'm an Army wife living a fabulous European life & loving all the incredible opportunities that it brings! Right now, travel is right at the top of that list, & so I'd love to share some of my travel tips & experiences with all of you! After visiting 10 countries here, I've learned a thing or two!  And whether you're taking a trip across the State, the Country, or the World, you can always have a fabulous time exploring new places!  ♥

I didn't used to like traveling. In fact, my Dad loves to tell the story of a family trip from Colorado to Missouri when I was a baby...I cried halfway across Kansas! When I was older, I couldn't even manage a few days at Church Camp, & slumber parties made me nervous! But then, off I went to college in Oklahoma where I didn't know a soul. Then, I married my sweetie & moved to Germany! Here I am, happy as a clam, traveling around Europe!  So when I say I was born to travel, well, I believe it!  It just took me a while to get started :)



Amanda's Travel Tip #1: Leave room in your suitcase for pretty purchases! 
When we fly here in Europe, we usually use the cheap-o airlines like Ryan Air.  Their prices are amazing, but the amount of luggage they allow is not.  I've learned to pack sparingly so that I can shop without hesitation!






Amanda's Travel Tip #2: Travel with an open mind, no expectations. 
Ah, Europe.  Romantic cities & so much history!  But not every city is actually what you see in the movies!  London is like a huge New York {but the people aren't as nice!}, Paris is filthy, & Rome is busy busy busy!  So when you travel, make sure that you arrive ready to see whatever it is that you see, excited about the possibilities & not ready to be disappointed if it isn't what you imagined!



Amanda's Travel Tip #3: Try the local flavor! 
Sardines in Cinque Terre, fish & chips in Dublin, Swedish meatballs in Stockholm, & {this is a stretch, but a fun one I had to include!} even a beer spa in PragueAlways eat what's famous in the area you're visiting!  Mmm!






Amanda's Travel Tip #4: If you see something you'd love to have, buy it without a second thought! 
The first time we visited Salzburg, Austria, I found a beautiful amber ring.  Don told me he would get it for me, but I said I didn't really need it...  And then I thought about that ring for the next year!  I went back with my brother recently & Don told me I'd better buy my amber ring this time :)







Amanda's Travel Tip #5: Don't be afraid to go off the beaten path.  On our trip to Croatia, we stayed on a tiny island that had only two hotels!  We were a boat ride from Dubrovnik, the area's major city, but the peace & quite of this remote little island was perfect!  Be adventurous; don't just stay in the typical places!





Amanda's Travel Tip #6: Wing it! 
Schedules are boring!  Make a quick list of your must-see places, & then wing it!  Traveling is more fun when you don't have an agenda!











Amanda's Travel Tip #7: Travel with the one you love! 
Whether you travel with your family, a best friend, or your sweetheart, this tip is certain to make any trip absolutely fabulous!  ♥





Next up, my sweetie & I will be traveling to the gorgeous southern coast of Portugal!  You can be sure that we'll taste the local flavor & that I'll leave room in my bag to bring back some of that beautiful Portuguese pottery!  Where will your next trip take you?!  Wherever it may be, smile that pretty smile & make memories, my dears!


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September 24, 2010

Have a Girly Weekend!



Happy Friday to you, sweet bloggeristas!
I am looking forward to a very relaxing and wonderful weekend filled with all things girly! BF is enjoying some time visitng his manfriend in FL, so I figured I would fill my lovely weekend with girlfriends and giggles!


{ Looking Forward To... }


+ Going to see "Easy A" tonight
+ Pretty-ing up my apartment
(that makes "cleaning" sound more appealing...)
+ Bargain shopping
+ Saturday morning Zumba
+ Lunching w/ my Auntie Sheryl
+ Breaking out my home decor
+ Baking
+ Crafting BF's top-secret Anniversary gift
+ Celebrating Bella Beast's 2nd B-day
(PB doggie cake included)
+ Going to see Waiting for Superman**

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What fabulous things are on your list?



Bring on the girly-ness!







** Waiting for Superman is an amazing documentary that I have been looking forward to for months... see trailer here:

Weekly Must Reads

You people are fabulous!!
Thank you to all of you who participated in Mingle Monday... we had a record-breaking 59+ bloggers participating!

This week, I selected three new, very special blogs for my Weekly Must Reads! Please go visit them, say hello and tell them I sent you!





Weekly Must Reads


Nikki @ The Fashionable Wife

What a pretty blog! Her posts are always interesting and full of personality! I love the stories of her puppy and family - too cute! Not to mention the handful of delicious cupcake recipes on there that I am dying to break out my buttercup yellow Kitchen Aid mixer for! Definitely a must visit!


Jaclyn @ Faith, Hope & a Little Love

I cannot get over how precious her blog layout, design and fonts are! The catch... she's a brand new blogger - I would never have guessed! I loved her fabulous fall reads post, and I have now added more books to my ever growing library list! Go check out an amazing new blogger!


Trish @ This Life of Ours

This girl is fabulously ambitious! Posting DIY home decorating and her What's Cooking Good Looking recipes... wow! Her blog is right up my alley! I love visiting a blog and being inspired, which is exactly what Trish's blog does for me. Head her way to get some fabulous domestic motivation!

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.:: To the three of you ::.

A million thank you's for passing on the word about Mingle Monday! It sure is a-growin', which means more potential followers for all of you!! FANTASTIC!

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Want to find out how YOU can be a Weekly Must Read? Click here for details and we'll see you next Monday to mingle it up!


Happy Friday!






** If I missed any must reads for the raffle, it's because I didn't get a comment from you leaving the URL to your actual post {oopsie!}. Be sure to leave it next week and I'll happily add you to the raffle!

September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Fall Delight














{ Happy First Day of Fall! }






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September 21, 2010

Who's Ready?!




Where are my Gleeks at? Holla atcha girl!
I've been counting down the minutes until my favorite night on television is back...

{ Hello Glee! }


I can't get enough of great entertainment, amazing music, and Sue Sylvester's sly remarks! Who else is joining me (8 p.m. CST) for this monumental/epic event?!





Who's your favorite Gleek?

{ Kurt + Sue are tied for me! }






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September 20, 2010

Mingle Monday - New Features!

Hello lovely blog friends! For those new and old, I am so very happy that you have joined me for a little blog break on your Monday! There are some fun new twists this week...

...so keep reading!






.:: Pretty Please ::.

...keep spreading the word about Mingle Monday!

I want to make sure that it keeps growing so that everyone gets new people visiting their blogs every single week!



.:: Helping Has Rewards ::.

See end of post for details on how YOUR BLOG can be featured on
my Weekly Must Reads!


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How To Enter



1) Must be a [Life of Meg] follower to participate.

2) Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the link to enter.

3) Add a cute picture and your blog's name.

4) Voila! You're ready to mingle!

_________________________________________________


How To Play:



1) Go visit 2 blogs!


2) Leave them a comment saying hello from Mingle Monday.


3) Come back and leave an encouraging review of the visited blogs!


4) COMMENT FUN FACT (new weekly feature!):

Question: { What is at the very top of your Christmas wish list? }

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** PLAY FAIR -- all enter & runs (not commenting) will be deleted!**






** Open until Wednesday at midnight (CST) **

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.:: SWEET BONUS EXPOSURE! ::.

Feature Mingle Monday in a blog post for your chance to be featured on my Weekly Must Reads - where I choose 3 blogs of the week to endorse!

Leave a comment with the URL link to your blog's Mingle Monday post to enter.


.:: Who wants lots of new lovely followers?! ::.






Wishing You a Puppy Dogs & Sunshine Kind of Day!



September 15, 2010

Paint Toes to Save Lives!

Good morning lovely friends! I've been meaning to share with you something so wonderful, near and dear to my heart! Many of you may not know, but I have the very best job in the whole world! I simply love everything about what I do.

I am so blessed to work for one of the nation's largest and most prestigious cancer non-profits. Everyday I get to work with so many amazing cancer patients and survivors, as well as coordinate patient programming for the city.

As you can imagine, one of my main focuses is to promote cancer education and awareness. So I have to spread the word!


{ September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month }



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In a huge effort to spread the word about the "silent killer",
I have found the Teal Toes awareness movement... and I LOVE IT!
Their mission is to raise awareness of ovarian cancer by painting toenails teal, the ovarian cancer color.


How does this help?


Painting toes teal starts the conversation about the signs of this whispering killer. The conversation can save lives. Women diagnosed at an early stage have a much higher five-year survival rate than those diagnosed at a later stage.

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Alarming Facts About Ovarian Cancer:

- 5th leading cause of death among U.S. women.

- An estimated 21,880 women will be diagnosed in 2010.

- Out of those diagnosed, 13,850 will die from the disease.

- Very few women are diagnosed in the early stages.


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Needless to say, I have purchased my gorgeous teal color...

{ OPI's Yodel Me On My Cell }





Love this color from the Swiss collection! My toes are prepped and ready to be painted tonight! So I challenge you to find your perfect
teal shade
and spread the word!


Remember, knowledge is power!
Spread the word, paint your toes and save lives!







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To learn more about prevention and early detection, please visit:


- American Cancer Society
- Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
- Teal Toes
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