Friday, March 29, 2013

The Nail Files: Eternal Optimist

After a couple months of darker colors I knew I wanted to do something a little lighter with my nails this time around.
Something more springy (as if you didn't see that one coming?!)

I recruited the help of Danielle and Kevin and they choose the color, but I also found it appropriate since I am trying to remain optimistic that Spring and the warmer weather will soon be here to stay!

Anyways, I've had this color for awhile and finally got the chance to use it and I really like it.
I feel as if it's the perfect color from the transition from winter to spring.

Per usual though I wanted to give it a little sparkly so I pulled out the Pure Pearlfection.
If you need a good top coat sparkly this is it! It's so subtle but gives you that nice shiny and little sumpin sumpin to fancy it up.

Happy Good Friday and have a great Easter weekend :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

March Cara Box Reveal

Cara Box

What up everyone!
Have you guys heard of the Cara Box swap?
I had heard about it before but didn't really dig into what it was all about until recently.
 I've gotten the chance to participate the last two months and I really love it.

You see cara (car-rah) means beloved friend and this swap is all about meeting new people and sending some encouraging items to the new friends in your life.
Also,because we all love to get stuff in the mail!
I highly encourage all of you to check it out and join in, it's a really good swap with an even better message and cause.

This month the theme was to send the person a box with items that started with the same letter as their first name, and of course it had to be things they liked!

I got to send a box to Laura Jean!
She's quite the adventurer and always has some thought provoking things to say, you should go check out her blog!
I loved getting the chance to get creative when it came to getting her "L" items.
It was a lot of fun!

I received a box from Samantha over Hooah and Hiccups!!!!
Seriously, she is one of the nicest people I've met and exchanging emails with her has been like talking to a long lost friend.
We share some similiarites that brought us together easily but I've found it interesting getting to know her lifestyle as a military man's wifey!
I've know military families before but none that had to move from place to place, etc.
 I love getting to make connections like these and hopefully it will carry through to a real life friendship :)

Samantha had to send me a package with "M" items and boy was she clever :)
  Here is where she sent....
Mamba's - can I just say I'd never heard of these, at least I don't remember knowing about this candy, and I am in love! So addicting.
Metal bracelets!
Must-Have hair ties
and Manicure goodies.

I absolutely love everything that she sent me and appreciate the time and effort she put into it. 
Thanks so much Samantha and Laura Jean for making this another great Cara swap for me!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Oh, How Pinteresting: Lyric Love!

I'm sure you know by now that one of my favorite things to do is go to concerts!
Spring is usually the kick off to the concert season for us and over the next several months we have some awesome concerts to attend!
I love concert season.
What's not to love really?
I get to enjoy
1) Good live music.
2) Enjoy the company of my friends and family I attend with.
3) Beer.
4) Get to be outside (usually)!
Especially since it's going to be nice and warm right Mother Nature?

Well, in honor of said concert season I thought I'd share some fun, cute lyric prints!
Can you name the band that sings the lyrics if they aren't named?
Leave me comments with your guesses!

Source: viaMegan on Pinterest

Source: viaMegan on Pinterest

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Source: Megan on Pinterest

Source: viaMegan on Pinterest

Source: viaMegan on Pinterest

Source: viaMegan on Pinterest

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Marriage Equality vs The Supreme Court

I don't normally do two posts in one day but today I wanted to show my support and love for the LGBT community!

Most of you know that I am in great support for marriage equality and today the Supreme Court gets to make a decisions that could change history for the community itself, and for America. 
I can't say for sure how I feel the decision will go, but I know what I hope! 
Let's hope the Supreme Court makes both just and loving decisions!
Let's hope for an equal America!

{click to learn more about marriage equality}

If anyone is interested here are some interesting reads around what is going on...
If nothing else let's educate ourselves shall we?

Travel Tuesday Kauai

Helene in Between

For our honeymoon the hubs and I decided to go big or go home. 
19 months of planning we knew we deserved to head somewhere nice, and warm!

We weren't sure where were going to go but we ended up lucking out on a few things through the process and it was quickly decided that Kauai would be the place.

When I say lucked out I mean we got a very generous offer when it came to accommodations and Kevin is the master of all travel and got us our tickets for half of what they'd normally be. 
That's right, half. 
He came busting in the bedroom at like 11:30PM one night and informed that I needed to get up, get the credit card, and we had to get our tickets right now! 
I'm going to give him even more props by saying we have yet to pay even close to the normal price for flight tickets on any trip we've gone on together.
Anyone need a travel agent?

Anyways, bragging ova...

Kauai is a little slice of Heaven that we are hoping to go back to for years and years. 
I would go so far as to say when it comes to be timeshare time, it will definitely be there.

After a year and half of being away my heart and even my soul longs to go back to the beautiful and wonderfully laid back island.

The trip was perfect.

Since Kevin is a mover and a shaker there wasn't much time spend laying around on the beach. 
No worries ladies I got my hours in and a couple of them I didn't have to put in the effort of hiking 3 miles to beach just to lay out.

We did do a lot of hiking which was so much fun because everything there is so beautiful!
We also went to a luau, a helicopter tour, zip lining, and tubing down an old sugar cane plantation irrigation system!
I really cannot wait to get back there and I wish everyone could experience a Hawaian vacation.
It has to be the real Heaven on Earth.





Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Coffee Convo & A Giveaway :)

Coffee & Conversation

I am linking up with some Coffee & Conversation this Monday.
I've found myself drawn to the different posts linked up and so I've decided it's time to join in.
The questions are a little bit more deep which is something I feel like I don't do a lot of...
write posts about myself that are a bit more meaningful.

This week's question:
What would you regret not fully doing, being, or having in your life?

I know it seems like almost everyone says that they don't have regrets in life.
Whether that's really true or not I am not sure, but at times I have a hard time believing it.
It's all in the way you look at it though.
I'm sure you'll even giggle to yourself once you read the next sentence after I've just said this but...
I honestly don't feel as if I have any regrets in my life, as of now.
Hopefully I have many more days to live out and who is to say that I might not regret something someday?
But as of right now, I don't feel like I have any.
When I say this I mean it.
I don't mean that I don't have regrets because I have had learning experiences instead.
I genuinely feel as if I do not have any regrets in my life.
 Sounds strange and maybe even like a lie...
It's not.
I feel that I have gained the learning experiences necessary to grow, mature, change, and be a better me through other ways of learning like mistakes, accomplishments, and just regular day to day life.
But not through regret...
I am blessed in that way.

Source: viaMegan on Pinterest

I feel like I have made my decisions in life wisely.
I have done many things outside my comfort zone and constantly strive to do things that will put me outside of that box.
I can't say that I haven't second guessed myself once a decision has been made, but after time passed I was and still am confident in the decision I have made.
Even better I am happy with the end results, me and my life.

If the question is what would I regret not fully doing, being, or having in life it would be not being me.
I would regret not pushing myself outside of the comfort zone, not having the knowledge to make good decisions, and not feeling confident in the decisions I made.
Most importantly I would regret not having those people who have made me like this.
The people that have made me strong, confident, hard working, and adventurous.
My husband, my family, my friends.
Source: viaMegan on Pinterest

What kind of regrets do you have?
What would you regret not having in your life today?


Now on to a little bit more of a light hearted subject!

Melissa over at In Her Boots is hosting an amazing giveaway that  yours truly is contributing too!
Melissa was my first ever swap partner for the Cara Box swap and it couldn't have been more perfect.
We shared a lot in common and even found out that I went to school the same place she worked for a year, at the same time I was attending.
It's a small world peeps, a small world.

What a nice Monday treat huh?
Now enter and go check out all of these lovely ladies blogs.
 Group giveaway
1 // Sarah  // $15 Starbucks Gift Card
2 // Brianne // $20 Etsy Gift Card
3 // Meghan // $25 Victoria Secrets Gift Card
4 // Maia // $10 Target Gift Card
5 // Gia // $10 Starbucks Gift Card + $5 Sponsor Spot
6 // Kristine // $10 Target Gift Card
7 // Rebecca //  $20 Amazon Gift Card + 1 month large Ad Space
8 // Angela // $15 itunes Gift Card
9 // Nikki // Forever 21 Gift Card
10 // Chloe // $10 Barnes & Nobles Gift Card
11 // Melissa // $10 Francesca's Gift Card

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Happy Monday!

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