Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Yummy Treats

Happy Halloween loveleigh's!

As you all know, I love fall. When I was at Target a few weeks ago I walked by the cookie section and these caught my eye.

Gingerbread Spice Cookies. They sounded yummy so I figured I would give them a try. Doesn't hurt that they are all natural too!

First, they are super easy to make-they are premade/precut and come with a sugar packet inside. All you have to do is roll each one in the sugar and then put on a baking sheet and pop in the oven as directed. In about 10 minutes your house will smell heavenly and you'll have fall in cookie form.

Of course though, taste is the actual test. Store bought cookie dough can occassionally be pretty good.

Pretty Good does not describe these cookies. At all. THESE. COOKIES. ARE. AMAZING. I could seriously eat the whole batch at once (which is 24 cookies) I haven't done that (yet). One day I took 2 to work with me and was seriously disappointed because 2 is definitely not enough. You need to eat 4. At least. They keep running out of them at Target, so when I see them I stock up. I currently have 3 packages in my fridge right now. They say Limited Edition on the package but their website says they are available all year due to customer requests (SEE, I'm not the only one who loves them!). I hope the website is right because I might go into full panic mode if I can't have them anymore. I might be slightly obsessed.

Since I was so obsessed impressed by these cookies, I went to their website and told them! To my surprise a few days later I got this in the mail!

A HANDWRITTEN card (and a coupon!) :) This company has definitely won me over!!

So, for those of you who haven't tried these, go to their website or like them on Facebook (or both!), learn a bit about their company (they support things like art and children's cancer research!), find the nearest store to you that sells them (in my area - Target and Whole Foods) and try these delicious morsels ASAP!

Since it is Halloween, I wore black with a pop of orange today (this is as festive as I will get!)

Tonight we are going to see one of our all time favorite movies, The Young Frankenstein! We own this movie and watch it all the time but it's playing at the theater tonight so it'll be fun to see it on the big screen :) I plan on stopping by Starbucks on the way and getting a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino (since I don't like hot drinks). Sounds like a perfect Halloween to me! (If you haven't guessed the hubby and I aren't super into Halloween!) :)

Have a loveleigh Halloween everyone!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bald Head Island Fashion

Hello loveleigh's!!

We got back late Monday night from our wonderful vacation to North Carolina! As I mentioned in my previous post my hubby's cousin got married on Bald Head Island! We rented a condo with my in-laws (and yes, I DO like my in-laws!) and spent our time exploring the island on golf carts and bikes! The weather could not have been more perfect while we were there!!

Of course, I tried to look practically fashionable while there! :)

Waiting for the Ferry to Come Take us to the Island!

Since we were had some time I had the hubby take pics of my outfit! :)

Off The Shoulder Sweater: Target (Got it over the summer for around $7!) It's sooo comfy and soft!
Skinnies: Forever 21 ($10)
Boots: Target (got in 2009 for $8!!)
Pink Bubble Necklace: Ebay ($14)
Purse: Betsey Johnson (got in 2009)

Finally on the island and ready to explore on our golf cart! (Note: Please ignore me in the above pic - ha!) :)
(Side Note: So, in our rental agreement for our condo it mentioned the golf carts and about towing and it being your own expense if you have to have one towed [they were referring to if you forget to charge the battery] but I thought it was funny and thought who would need their GOLF CART TOWED?! Of course, ours breaks down and you guessed it - WE HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED!!! I'm convinced this happen only because I thought the idea was so funny!! [And NO we didn't have to pay because it wasn't our fault and they fixed it in about an hour!] :)

There was a SERIOUS Croquet Tournament going on while we were there. Have you ever watched Croquet? It's like watching golf...or fishing...but even more quiet...and everyone is dressed in white.

Old Baldy in the background.

Riding to Old Baldy on our bicycles!

Biking on the island! (Note: I hadn't been on a bicycle in probably 16 years!!!)
Pondering the meaning of life...or my next outfit.
Biking Attire:
Purple Tunic "Sweatshirt"-H&M (old)
Scarf: Forever 21
Black Leggings: Forever 21
Gray Suede Flat Knee-High Boots: Target

Walking on the beach...this lasted all of about 3 minutes. It was SUPER windy!!

So go figure...the whole reason we went to NC was for the wedding and we forgot to take pics!! ha!! My father-in-law does photography on the side so here are a few pics of us that he got!

Glad I wore sleeves since it did get chilly outside at the reception. In certain light the color did/does look a little different but I don't think anyone really noticed!

I don't really dance....the pic above is a good example of why!

Riding back to the mainland on the boat! (Excuse my hair in this pic!)

Fun shot of my Hubby's Aunt & Uncle's House. Para Para Paradise.

Walking in downtown Wilmington on our last day there. Isn't that necklace amazing?! More on that to come next week!!!!

We had an amazing time!!!

An another note, I got an email from HauteLook today offering Nordstrom's 12 Favorite Mascara's for $24! (A $110 value) They are all small/mini sized (0.16 fl oz or smaller) BUT you get 12 (all different brands!) and a really cute blue and white striped bag. Shipping is $5.95 so it would be $29.95...that's about $3 per mascara and then you get the bag for free :) Stuff like this is fun because it lets you try different brands (and most of these you would pay $15-$30 for 1 full size tube!) These would also make great stocking stuffers or gifts for Christmas!!

Have a loveleigh weekend!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's a Nice Day for a Fall Wedding

Hello loveleigh's!

My hubby's cousin is getting married this month on Bald Head Island in North Carolina! Of course, one of my first thought's was....what am I going to wear?!?! I've  honestly been a little fashion stressed about it! ha!! While I LOVE fall and it is hands down my favorite season, sometimes it can be a little difficult to dress for...especially when it comes to weddings! Most of my dresses (and most dressy-dresses out there) are made for warmer weather and the "warmer" dresses are usually too casual (i.e. sweater dresses) or I just don't like them.

I've been checking the weather there and it's still in the 70's during the day but in the 50's at night. Both the wedding AND reception are outside and in the evening. While I most definitely want to look cute, I also don't want to be cold and miserable!! I tried looking for a new dress (I LOVE the look of a long sleeved shift dress...think like Mod 1960's inspiration....but as you know, me and shopping for something specific don't mix.) So, shopping in my closet it is! I tried on all potential dresses with ways to "warm them up" (i.e. cardigans, scarves as wraps, lace hose, tights, etc.). I honestly usually wear black to weddings..mainly because it's simple and I just don't think you can ever go wrong with it. However, I just wasn't really feeling it for this wedding.

I have this purple dress I got at Wet Seal a few years ago for super cheap ($10 I think?). I actually wore it to a Spring wedding in 2009 but I still really like it.

I happen to have a long sleeved shirt in the exact same shade of purple as this, I threw the dress on over the shirt and showed my hubby. He said, "See you have that long sleeved dress!" The only part of the shirt that shows is the sleeves so it really does look like it's part of the dress! Instant long sleeved dress!

I tried it on with black tights and black heels and it looked okay but not my fav. The dress isn't super short so I think I'm willing to sacrifice my legs being cold so I can wear my sparkly heels!

I'll wear my purple jeweled bracelet that is similar to this one, some fun sparkly earrings and a pretty ring! (still deciding on the earrings and ring...since this is a statement bracelet I don't want to go overboard on the ring!)

I'll complete the look with some some pretty deep plum eyeshadow (think smoky eye) and a dark, dark purple polish (Eiffel For This Color by OPI).

Voila! I'm set! Now if we can just figure out what my hubby is going to wear....sometimes having 2 fashion conscience people in the same house can be challenging! ha!! :)

Have a loveleigh day everyone!