Thursday, June 30, 2011

Here goes nothin'...

"here goes nothing" (American & Australian informal)
something that you say just before you do something that you think will not be successful. (Just incase you all needed an explanation of this posts title!...lol)

In the month of July I will attempt #18 on my 30 before 30 list, which reads as follows: 
Go on a one month "No-Buy"...Only purchase food, gasoline, and necessary household/hygiene items. 
 
Were booking our NYC trip on July 1st, and I want to pay for the whole thing with cash (There ya go Dave Ramsey!), I don't want to dip into my savings at all, so I'm going to free up the 1k (almost) from my July checks! That means...no shoes, makeup, purses, Target trips, Starbucks, Eating out (unless I'm not payin' ;)), basically cutting out anything that isn't necessity! This should be interesting, going from shopaholic, to a 31 day no buy! The girls at Sephora and MAC will probably miss my face...lol...jk...no really, they'll be totally confused! See ya in August gals! :) I'll definitely keep you updated! 

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oh How Pinteresting...

It's time again for one of my favorite link-ups!
Head over to The Vintage Apple and link up today!
I love everything about this!
Definitely want to try to make this!
Love.

Gorgeous, much?
I need a good penne recipe!
Love this.
I've been craving these!
NYC! Can't wait!
NYC
Christmas in NYC
(Can you tell I'm excited about NYC?! Were booking our trip Friday morning, then we just have to wait 5 months! Haha)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A journey begins...

A very special woman in my life starts a journey today, a fight, and anticipated victory over Breast Cancer. She has overcome more than her fair share of trials in her 30 years on this earth, and she has a faith that could move mountains.
Jessica & I shopping in Mexico a couple years ago.
I hope that if I'm ever faced with any of the situations she has been faced with, that I can  handle them half as well as she has. If you believe in the power of prayer, I would ask that you say a quick one for Jessica and her family today; she will be undergoing surgery this morning, and has a long road to recovery ahead.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Randoms!

Our good friends are having baby Lynlee today! I can't wait to go meet her after I leave the office! Last update she was at 10 and pushing, so it should be any minute now!
Grandma's 80th Birthday party was a success, around 70 friends and family members showed up to celebrate with her. 


"Crafty Lacey" is going to attempt to make favors for Mom's 50th...I'm planning to make custom candy bar covers to wrap around Reese (her fav. candy)...I'll let you know how that goes!


I seriously think I may have an addiction to Pinterest, and I think that obsession has stemmed an obsession for Wedding ideas...I am not engaged, and we aren't planning to have a huge wedding when the time comes that's what he thinks ;), but I cannot stop pinning on my "Someday" board!


I was really doing well with not spending money, but I have been having some "withdrawals" from frivolous spending...I just need to go buy a new purse or something an get over it! Lol


We saw Bad Teacher this weekend...Hilarious...Vulgar...But Hilarious!


I need one of these in my life...I have become obsessed with Monograms....dang you blog world!
I seriously thought I was going to do well with the whole Dave Ramsey thing, but quite frankly I'm sucking it up these days!  :/


I seriously need a vacation in my life, and since this summer is out I'm thinking a long weekend in NYC this Winter! I text my 2 fav. girls...one responded "Gross...December NYC cold snow", the other "I would love to go, I've always wanted to"...I knew I could depend on JA for a NYC shopping/sightseeing trip ;)...lol...research is in the works! We all suck at making anything other than dinner plans, so we shall see how this goes...but it would take care of #9 & #11 on the 30 before 30 list, so it needs to happen! 


That's all the randomness I have for today...Hope you've all had a great Monday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Breaking the Ice!

 1) Tell one thing not many people know about you.
That I secretly hate being an only child, I really wish I would have had a sibling.

2) If you HAD to change your first name, what would you change it to?
 I've always loved the name Hannah, I'll go with that.

 3) What are your 3 favorite songs of the moment?
You Lie - The Band Perry 
Lady Antebellum - Just a Kiss
Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood - Remind Me

4) List 3 goals on your life's to-do list:
Marry my true love.
Have a beautiful home.
Visit NYC during the Holiday season.

5) What is one of your favorite quotes?
6) Fill in the blank:  If I had an extra 10 dollars to spend . . I would buy __________?
A milkshake from Shake's, and something cute for my desk at Hobby Lobby.

7) What’s your birth date?
September 23rd


8) Do you have a hidden talent and if so what is it?
I'm a pretty good shot with a compound bow, Nate will vouch for me! It's completely unexpected because I am 110% girly girl! 


9) What do you think of when you hear the word "blue"?
That LeeAnn Rimes song, unfortunately!

10) Finish this thought:  I need . . . 
A Vacation...desperately! 

Go link up with Jenn for Breaking the Ice!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pinterest-ing Wednesday!

I have been a slacker blogger the last few days, but I couldn't miss my favorite link up!
Go link up with Michelle today!

Bora Bora...Yes, please?!
Haha...Yep!

Polka Dots & Monograms, what's not to love?!

Love

Best. "Congratulations". Card. Ever!!

Gorgeous!

Cookie cutters! Genius!

Love this room!
 Happy Wednesday!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Anyone up for some bullet points?!

So, as I sit here trying to come up with an amazing blog post this morning, it's just not happening! So here's a run down, and who doesn't love bullet points? They're so official!
  • This weekend I moved in with my parents to save money and pay off debts, thankfully this was a short move (across the yard), and it resulted in a new neighbor...this good lookin' red headed boy who kinda has my heart :)
  • If you didn't put the pieces together, Nathan now lives in my house. He had intended on buying a house later this summer closer to me, but this worked out really well for both of us, and he let me keep most of my closet space in the house! Score! 
  • I seriously need a money manager...I want to be completely debt free (except my car) before Nate and I get married.
  • I found the last part of Mom's 50th Birthday present, I hope she loves it! Now I just have a  few little things to finish before her party! Must.Mail.Invitations.This.Week!!!
  • It is entirely too freaking hot in Arkansas right now...I cant imagine what July/August will be like! September, please!?
  • My mother and I might end up killing each other as a result of my new living situation, she might be reconsidering the whole "No shacking up with your boyfriend" rule...lol! 
I hope you all had a great weekend! Just 4 days until the next one :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things...

So, here's the deal...basically, I suck at life, and Farewell to Fat Friday will be postponed for just a bit! Don't you just hate when you're doing really well with something, and you fall off the train and can't seem to find your way back on?! With that out of the way...I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products with you guys! These are all things I use on a daily basis, and probably couldn't live without!
The Pureology Pure Volume collection is amazing! It gives my hair incredible body! I use the shampoo and conditioner daily, then alternate between the blow dry gel and the thickening spray! Lovvvve it!

I became a Philosophy girl about 8 years ago, and this has been one of the products I have consistently stuck with. I just thought I loved it until I used it with my Clarisonic, it completely changed my skin!
I love my Clarisonic, it has completely changed my skin! It is well worth the money!

On days when I'm in a hurry I use the Purity Made Simple wipes, they remove eye makeup like a champ!
To the genius at Clinique that decided to make the Dramatically Different in a gel formula, I will name my first child after you! I have normal/oily skin and this moisturizer sinks in my skin and provides just the right amount of moisture!



I love my Baybliss straightener. I had a chi for years, and it did the job, but my Baybliss is a little wider, and the heat settings are adjustable. My hair doesn't seem as damaged as it did when I used the Chi.
Cricket Silkomb = Best teasing comb EVER! One end for poofin', and the other end for smoothin'! Love it!  


I go back and forth on hairspray, I use Big Sexy Spray & Play when I am going out, or have fixed my hair and don't want it to go anywhere!
On a daily basis I use S Factor Vivacious hairspray, I love the smell and the hold is flexible!

This is a recent discovery, but has definitely become a favorite! Hemp bronzing moisturizer. I have used it for about 2 weeks on my legs and arms, and I can tell a difference, it does add color, but isn't streaky like sunless tanners.    
I love the EOS lip balm...I keep one in my purse, car, desk, and by my bed!

And as mentioned yesterday, it's almost time for a giveaway! When I reach 50 followers/friends I will be giving away a few of my favorite things! Some may be listed above, and some may be make-up products! Keep a lookout for that!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Meet & Greet: Blog Edition

Hey y'all, I'm Lacey (aka The Recovering Shopaholic)!
I created The Confessions of a (Recovering) Shopaholic in April 2011 as a journal to document the last 5 years of my twenties, little did I know it would become so much more! I have "met" so many wonderful ladies, and blogging has become part of my daily routine, even if I don't post daily I try spend a few minutes each day catching up on my favorite blogs!


A few of my favorite posts!
The one where I met The Pioneer Woman!
The one about how I met Nate!
My 30 Before 30 List.
I can't take credit for writing it, but the "Every Woman Should..." list!
The one from the day I graduated Dave Ramsey...aka: The closest thing I could find to SA (shopaholics anonymous)
One that again, I can't take credit for, but "The Perfect Guy"


Posts that help you get to know me better!
ABC's of Me!
Breaking the Ice. 
Getting to Know Me!
The one where I talk about weight :/
Getting to Know Me!


Posts that have been well received by my readers.
Farewell to Fat Friday!
What I'm Loving Wednesday w/some Pinterest-ing Photos!
These are My Confessions!


I enjoy doing this so much, and I foresee many exciting things happening in my near future, I can't wait to share them with you all! Thank you for all your sweet comments and encouragement when I need it the most. It amazes me that there are 41 people, whom most I don't know (IRL) want to read about my life, and what's going on! I appreciate each and every one of you so very much! And with that said...I think it's time for a giveaway! I'm thinking 50 friends/followers sounds like a good reason to give something away, right?! Look out later this week (aka: TOMORROW) for more details! 


Y'all go link up with Michelle today!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    Oh, How Pinterest-ing Wednesday!


    Go link up with Michelle today to share your favorite pins from Pinterest this week! Don't have pinterest? Leave your email below and I'll send you an invite!

    I love this.
    Love this outfit...I need the polka dot shirt in my life!
    I'm sure it's airbrushed, but that makeup is fab!

    Love.Never.Fails.

    I will be framing this one!
    Yum-O...and it has "Skinny" in the title...not possible!
     Happy Wednesday y'all!

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