A Lovely Blog Hop!

Welcome to A Lovely Blog Hop, where each Thursday we have the grand opportunity to meet and connect with lovely new bloggers, such as myself! Now you have something to do and somewhere to go on Thursdays!


Rules (Not really rules but a guide):
1. Follow your host and any co-hosts (if it applies).
I am Rekita @ Her&Nicole and I am the first linky. 
Leave me a comment so I will know who to follow back.

Your Co-Hosts:
Carissa from
2. Link it!
Link up your blog or anything else you find lovely. Share your family, fashion, food, crafts, or anything that you love this week. Please, please, please, share the love and include a link back to this blog hop.

3. Spread it!
This is a blog hop after all, so hop around! Visit other blogs and say Hi!

4. Grab it! 
Grab the button and place it somewhere in your blog or add just the link. Preferably in your blog post. 
This is to help us promote this blog hop, believe me, the more the merrier! Or post the link somewhere in your blog. 

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5. Tweet it!
Please help me to promote this blog hop by sharing it to others. 
So tweet it to show everyone where you link up on Thursdays!

6. The most important rule of them all, HAVE FUN BLOG HOPPING!


Ruby Ruby

I was in need of a manicure today, so I thought I would go ahead and give myself one:)  So, I began to trim and file my nails.  I chose the color red, and I used SinfulColors Professional Nail Enamel Ruby Ruby and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Invisible as my top coat.

Here's a photo of my manicure:


The Color Purple

Banana Republic Top (similar), Old Navy Jeans (here), Just Fab Handbag (here), Nordstrom Flats (here), Fossil Watch (here), Luxe Craving Bracelets (here), DIY Black & Gold Chain Bracelet and made by me.

Yesterday we received 6 or more inches of snow here in Indiana which meant there were some school delays, and several school cancellations including my sons school.  So today, I decided to wear something comfortable, warm, but cute:)  I love this shade of purple, although I've owned this top from Banana Republic for several years now I haven't worn it in awhile.  For today I decided to wear my purple top with a pair of skinny jeans, black flats & handbag, and black and gold accessories:)  



I recently had a manicure and this particular time my manicurist used IBD's color Lust Polish UV Gel on my nails.  I liked this particular color on my nails and I also liked how my nails turned out:)  I'm linking up with Heather from Glitter & Gloss for her Mani Monday.

Here is a photo of my nails:



Look What I Got: Striped Top

H&M Top (similar), Old Navy Jeans (here), Nordstrom Rack Flats (similar), Better Life Bags "Brynnda" (here), Michael Kors Watch (similar), and Lillies & Silk Gold and Tortoise Bracelets.
Lately I've been shopping around for more striped tops to add to my collection, so while I was in H&M one day, I stumbled upon this striped top and it was only $9.95.  Score!  So, of course I had to buy it along with a few more, but different colors:) 
Linking up with Penniless Socialite...


Mani Monday

Today is Mani Monday, so I decided I would link up with Heather from Glitter & Gloss.  I'm wearing on my nails today an OPI GelColor called Big Apple Red.  I'm a huge fan of the color red, so this shade is probably one of my favorites.  I've already linked up and I hope you do as well:)  Here is a photo of my manicure:


I Got The Blues

Blue Blazer (H&M), Yellow Peplum Top (Forever 21), Wide Leg Jeans JBrand via (TJ Maxx), Worthington Sophie Tall Brown Boots via (JC Penney), Handbag Louis Vuitton via (Saks Fifth Avenue), Watch Michael Kors via (ebay), and Basilissa-Pave Bracelet (ILY COUTURE).

Happy Hump Day Everyone!  It's hard to believe that it's Wednesday already, and my boys have finally returned back to school:)  Also, it's hard to believe that my house has been on the market for a month now and although we've had many eager house hunters have stopping by, we still don't have a buyer:(  However, I believe with all my heart when the time is right my house will sale, if not now soon.  Even if it means my boys and I will remain in Indiana till our house sells while my husband begins his new job in Maryland, I will continue to pray that our house sales soon:)

What I Wore Today was my blue blazer, a yellow peplum top, a pair of wide leg jeans, my Louis Vuitton handbag, a gold watch and my pave ILY COUTURE bracelet.