September 30, 2013

Mingle Monday Link-Up!

Greetings from my cozy bed!
I took the day off for a little much needed R&R, and I was so excited to have the whole day for me time that I woke up at 7:30 a.m. If only you could see my wild bed head this morning - ha!

Well anyway, I am so glad that you are here! I am excited to catch up on blog reading (so behind on Bloglovin!), so thanks for linking up!!


 
    

HOW TO MINGLE

 
1) Must be a Life of Meg follower to participate.
 
2) Click on the link below to enter your blog.
 
3) Go visit other blogs saying hello from Mingle Monday!
 
4) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below...
 
 
** If you had a random day off, what what you do? **




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Have a great Monday, sassy ladies!


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September 27, 2013

Hanging By A Thread

To be quite honest, I'm exhausted.

I am just spent in evey since of the word this week. Working over 60+ hours last week and traveling for a wedding last weekend completely did me in.

On top of it all, I have a huge event tomorrow that I feel like is all on my shoulders alone. Clinging to the promise of freedom that comes tomorrow afternoon at 5 p.m.!

Needless to say, I've been a little withdrawn and stressed this week, but I should be back to my regular blogging schedule next week, fully rested and back to my normally happy self.

Until then, this song takes sole ownership of helping me keep it together the last 2 weeks.
And let me tell you, I've been blasting it on volume 20 in the Jeep.

Every. Single. Morning.


Have a calm and wonderfully relaxing weekend, dears!

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September 23, 2013

Mingle Monday Link-Up + Giveaway Winner!

Thanks for joining me today to kick your week off the right way! So thrilled that you stopped by for some Mingle Monday networking action. May it bring you lots of fun new visitors and great blogs to read!

First thing's first, I need to announce the winner of last week's awesome giveaway! The winner will receive...

// $25 Starbucks gift card
// $50 Boutique Sui Numeris
// Pampering Kit (soaps, lotion, fall nail polish)
// Life of Meg Monthly Ad Space


So drum roll please.... the winner is....

Dianne Hall!

**Dianne, I sent you an e-mail with instructions on how to claim your prize. Congrats!! **


 
    

HOW TO MINGLE

 
1) Must be a Life of Meg follower to participate.
 
2) Click on the link below to enter your blog.
 
3) Go visit other blogs saying hello from Mingle Monday!
 
4) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below...
 
 
**  If you could live during another time period... what would you choose and why? ** 






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Personal blog RTs for your blog on Twitter all day for everyone who tweets about Mingle Monday! I'm always happy to send extra traffic your way for being so kind!! :)


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Go check out my social media buttons on the right sidebar to stay in the loop!


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September 19, 2013

Hello Cape Cod in Photos

If you saw the Boston trip in photos yesterday, this if a little inside view on our few days in the stunning Cape Cod area.

After a great few days seeing Beantown, the family and I piled in the car and drove out to Dennis, Massachusetts. As we drove along the tree lined streets, I just loved the quaint cottages and beautiful colonials that are sprinkled throughout the cape coast.

And then we arrived at our little VRBO (vacation rental by owner) cottage... beautiful.


Our new little pad for the weekend had such well done nautical themed decor, a huge back porch that you could see the ocean from and a gorgeous garden full of weird berries that I've never seen.

But of course they were so pretty with raindrops on them, so I had to get a photo!


The first morning I woke up at 5:45 a.m. because I was so excited to be at the beach. And then I realized everyone was still snoozing, so I listened to the raindrops while all cozy in bed. 

Eventually everyone rolled out of bed with crazy hair and jammies and we headed to see the beach. It was misty, quiet, and gorgeous.



Later in the day, I finally got to experience my first lobster roll... and I'm still dreaming about it. 

If you're ever visiting Cape Cod, be sure to stop by Sesuit Harbor Cafe for their world famous lobster roll! You order at the counter and then find a seat at the cute picnic tables right along the water. Great views, hilarious seagulls, and good eats. 


Before we went to dinner that evening, we thought we'd enjoy the gorgeous sunset at high tide with pumpkin beers and good company.

It was crazy to me that such a large beach was completely covered by water, so we had to sit on the cliff rocks, but the sunset was totally worth it.


My mother-in-law and father-in-law... adorable.


We found these super silly crab hats to take family photos in, and we were cracking each other up. It's not a normal Evans vacay without dorky hats! :)


Our cottage as the storm rolled in that evening.


After an evening full of great seafood at Scargo Cafe, we skipped over to Ice Cream Smuggler to taste the Food Network acclaimed ice cream sundae. So yum and worth every calorie.

We went back to the cottage for a game night in our PJs! The next morning we had breakfast and sat around sipping coffee and telling stories.


We finally got around to exploring the beach, chasing hermit crabs... and pretending we were crustaceans with claws we found on the beach. 

Meredith just cracks me up!


The boys probably could've played frisbee for hours, but who could blame them with the gorgeous views!


Later that afternoon, we roadtripped up to the craziest little coastal town... Providencetown!

People watching was fantastic! Meredith won for finding the world's sexiest cardigan (hello lighthouses!) and I enjoyed an ice cream cone that's bigger than my body. All in a day's work, folks!

Later that night we stopped at Winslow's Tavern in Wellfleet on our way back to the Dennis cottage. 

The crab cakes and oysters were delish, and we had a fun time trying to get hubs to open his eyes during a photo - haha. Love that guy.

The last morning we dawned our oversized cozy Cape Cod sweatshirts and set-out to say goodbye to the Atlantic. We watched Oliver (Meredith and Kyle's pup) chase seagulls and race down the beach. It was a beautiful last morning.


Until next time, Cape Cod!

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PS - Don't miss out on the HUGE group giveaway, now until midnight on Sunday! We have a $25 Starbucks gift card, $50 Boutique Sui gift card, and a pampering kit full of lotions and fall nail polishes. Come and get it!


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September 18, 2013

Giveaway Day - Starbucks + Boutique Giftcard and More!

Who wants awesome gift cards and cute gifts??

Well it's giveaway day here on the ol' blog, so I hope you're in the mood for getting some sweet stuff without having to do hardly anything. A total win-win.

Well, there is a $25 Starbucks gift card, $50 gift card, and a hand cream/soap/fall nail polish prize pack thanks to these lovely sponsors!!




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Her posts are always solid, she is a great blog friend to have, and you need to go say hi ASAP!





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And for all those brides out there, they have a great collection or bridal and soiree pieces. 
And don't even get me started on their accessories... to. die. for.

Go look around!

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Giveaway open until Sunday, Monday September 23rd at 12 a.m. CST, and a winner will be announced during the Mingle Monday Link-Up!

Your chance to win is super high if you tweet everyday, so spread the word to anyone and everyone!! It's definitely not irony that the last several giveaway winners were daily giveaway tweeters! So get your social media on, girl.



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Boston or Bust In Photos

I'm finally back from a lovely family vacation, and I think I left my brain in Massachusetts.

The week after a long vacation is always a bit chaotic, but at least I have beautiful photos and memories to relive our amazing trip! Adam's sister and her husband live in Boston, so we trekked northeast with Adam's parents for a fun getaway.

We left on Tuesday night after work, spent one and a half days in Boston seeing the city, before we roadtripped out to the cape coast. There was so much to do and see in both places that we only got a little taste, but we can't wait to head out again.

Today... Boston.
Tomorrow... Cape Cod.

Get excited.



On Tuesday before we left, I ran to my favorite downtown nail boutique, Polished, for a sparkly polish change and a solid 30 minutes just enjoying my massage chair.


Indulged in a few of my favorite things for the flight out.


We had to stop by the famous Flour Bakery + Cafe in Back Bay to see what all the fuss was about.
And we found out.


We got their delicious granola bar to nibble on while we sipped on our coffees. It was so good that we went back to Flour the next day to get a few to take to Cape Cod with us.


We decided to take fuzzy photos (not on purpose) while being "those tourists" on a big City View bus tour. Not part of our original plan, but when you only have 3 hours to see all of Boston, this was a really fun way to see many sites and get a good general history.


Enjoyed the views of the Boston skyline. 


Toodled around North End for a delicious Italian lunch. All of the places there are so adorable!


After dinner along the quaint harbor at 75 on Liberty Wharf (check out these photos of the amazing view!), we met the gang at Top of the Hub for some bubbly, desserts, and great atmosphere. The lights from the top of the city were gorgeous, and the hot cookie with chantilly cream dessert was to die for (and I'm a cookie snob!).


The next morning we hit up the infamous Fenway Park for a VIP tour! Meredith and I thought every Sox hat should have sequins.


Hubs was in baseball heaven, and his face was all lit up like a little kid on Christmas morning.



Don't miss out on the HUGE group giveaway, now until midnight on Sunday! We have a $25 Starbucks gift card, $50 Boutique Sui gift card, and a pampering kit full of lotions and fall nail polishes. Come and get it!


Coming up tomorrow... the gorgeous and relaxing Cape Cod!

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PS - Don't forget to link-up and gain new readers ALL WEEK at my Mingle Monday Blog Hop link-up!



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