Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving:

That I got my Lilly P. tray in the mail yesterday. I love it!!! A while back I entered a Monogram Merchant Giveaway over at LuLu & Daisy and was the lucky winner! Now I need to do some entertaining so I can use it!

I'm loving:
This OTHER tray I bought at TJ Maxx for $4.00!! Yes, I am a tad obsessed with trays at the moment...This one I keep at work!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddypa!

Love this pic of Roxy and him!!

Wish he was still here with us. I miss him a lot. I could go on and on about everything I miss. First time his birthday will pass and I won't be able to mail him a card. Just wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday, he finally gets to spend it with my grandma "Mommypa" again. That makes me smile.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving:

These Vineyard Vines koozies!! They are so fun, put a nice corona in there....

I'm loving:

This quote!!! What's new with that, right?!

I'm loving:

My $50.00 pool, yes, I caved and had to get it!

I'm loving:

This Evian Mist, now if I could just find it somewhere...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Winner is...

E-mail me your claim your wonderful Boatman Geller Ice Bucket from the Monogram Merchant!! :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Wishing my daddy and my hubby a great Father's Day!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Giveaway Ends Monday!!!

Make sure you go enter!! Click here! Giving away a cute Boatman Gellar Ice Bucket from the Monogram Merchant!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monogram Merchant Giveaway!!!

I was so happy when Cynthia from the Monogram Merchant offered to host a giveaway here on my blog this week!! There are so many cute items she offers in her shop! :)   Some of my favorites products she offers include her Lilly Pulitzer Trays as well as her Lipstick Shades iPhone cases! :) I love the cutting boards offered in her shop too! :) So many great items to choose from.

Today Cynthia is giving you the opportunity to win one of her brand new Boatman Geller Ice Buckets!! (your choice of pattern!) They are a great addition to any summertime gathering.  Here are just a few of my favorite patterns you can win!! :) I want one for myself!

Photos Courtesy of The Monogram Merchant
Here's how to enter:

Mandatory Entry: Follow my blog!

Bonus Entries:
1. Head on over to The Monogram Merchant. Come back here and tell me what your favorite item is (other than the Ice Buckets ofcourse!)
2. Follow The Monogram Merchant Blog
3. Follow The Monogram Merchant on Facebook
4. Follow @MonogramMe on Twitter
5. Follow @SimplySara83 on Twitter
6. Tweet about this giveaway and include both @SimplySara83 and @MonogramMe in the Tweet.

Come back here and leave me a comment for each entry you complete...
Good luck! 7 chances to win!! Giveaway ends on Monday June 20 at midnight.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My Happy List...

These adorable plates are on my Happy List today!!! $6.95 a piece!! That is such a great deal!! You can go here to buy them!! I first spotted these over at Kelley's site, for the love of design. Glad I ran across them!

Next on my Happy List are these runners and napkins I ran across yesterday. Hen House Linens is the name of the company. I bought a pretty green and white table runner (my fav pattern shown underneath the pink napkin)

And last but not least this pink purse over at Nordstrom!! So cute!! Can someone get this for me??


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Check out my new tape dispenser!

I was so giddy when I saw this at Office Depot!! Loving it!!!

My newest obsession...Pinterest!!

Why it took me so long to discover this, not sure?! I love it!! If you don't have one, it is basically an online account where you pin pictures that catch your eye, whether it's just a cute picture, a DIY project, a quote you like, or anything else for that matter.  If you already have an account, follow me! :)

Here are a few of the pics I have on mine...Visit my page to see where I found them!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Giveaway Winner!! :)

The winner of the 100 Follower Giveaway is.....

E-mail me to claim your prize!! :) Congratulations!!

Featured over at "A Thoughtful Place" today!

If you have the opportunity, go over and visit Courtney at A Thoughtful Place!! I was lucky enough to have her feature the DIY rug idea I tried a while back. All week she is featuring fun and easy 5 minute DIY projects! A lot of great ideas over there!

Another DIY Project: Chevron Tray!

This DIY Project was another one that didn't take much time at all:

Items I needed:

* Wood Tray: I bought mine at Ross for $4.00! :) It had a fancy Hawaiian flower pattern all over it. I wasn't crazy about it. Luckily, I was planning to cover it anyways.

*Any fabric you want! : ) I bought mine on Etsy. (Around $10, including shipping) Super fun pink and white Chevron print! :)

*Piece of cardboard: I actually took one of those free priority mail boxes from the post office, and I used that.

*Sheet of glass. I went to my local hardware store to pick this up. Something was wrong with their machine, so they ended up giving me the piece of glass they cut, because it was a tiny bit crooked. Honestly, I couldn't really tell, so it worked out for me!! :)

I started off this project by cutting a piece of cardboard that fit right into the tray I had bought. After I did that, I took the fabric I bought, and wrapped it around the cardboard. I actually just took some tape, and taped the fabric on, just like I would wrap a present. After that, I took the whole tray to the hardware store. They cut the glass to fit directly in the tray.

And TADA! :) The project is done. I really like the look that the glass gives the platter. I actually saw this chevron platter over at Dwellings By Devore and I just loved it! :)  She was able to get her glass for free as well!  Of course, I went on a search for hot pink chevron, because I love hot pink!! :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Confessional

I confess:

Yesterday morning, I was drying my hair and dropped my brush. As I was leaning down to pick it up, I fell off the chair. I decided to finish drying my hair on the floor. I know, pathetic.

I confess:

I ran 2 miles today. On my cool down walk, I saw my neighbors enjoying martinis on their front porch. They offered me one. So on my cool down walk I stopped for a martini, nice, huh, LOL...don't worry, I estimated the martini was about 6 weight watchers points (my dinner for tonight....just kidding, hehe)


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Starting Weight Watchers Points Plus....

Decided I am going to give this new plan a try. Always used the old plans in the past, but I have noticed that I have become immune to the old diet. I am not not losing anymore, so as of tommorrow I am trying this new plan, seeing how it will work for me!

I have done well in the past teaching myself these diets (rather than paying money) so I am going to try to teach myself points plus as well. I have already been able to google a points plus calculator and have also already figured out my new point allowance. So I figure, I will buy a new calculator, and give it a whirl first thing in the morning.

If anyone has any tips or suggestions for me, please send them my way! I have memorized the old weight watchers plan, but this new one is still pretty foreign to me, so any helpful tips, dinner ideas, snack suggestions would be appreciated!! :) Maybe I can even start to cook more, haha....this will motivate me, I hope....

My goal: To lose 25 pounds.....

I got to 150 for my wedding and I realized that being 5'9 and 150 didn't look so nice on me, so I am not trying to get down to that again.....want to look healthy, LOL....

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pink Totes go on sale TODAY! :)

Thirty One Gifts has a great special going on for the month of JUNE ONLY!! :) This hot pink tote is available for purchase!! Spend $31 and get a large utility tote for ONLY $9! :) Ofcourse what I will end up doing is probably buying a hot pink tote, and then getting ANOTHER hot pink tote for only $9.  It's a great deal, too bad it will only be this month!

Click HERE to go right to my page so you can shop! :) Remember that if you don't live close to make sure you have your purchase shipped to your home, and not to me.  You know you want to help me out, right?! LOL.....I haven't been selling too much, well, other than to myself, haha.... Just wanted to share this JUNE Special with everyone, it's such a fun summer tote, isn't it! :)

Still time to enter my 100 Followers GIVEAWAY! :)

Click here to enter!!! :) It doesn't close until June 6th at noon! :)