$500 Giveaway with Reeds Jewelers

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How many of you can even believe Christmas is next week?  With packing and unpacking and that ever growing to-do list, this holiday season has definitely gotten away from me.  It’s time to buckle down and get to all of the holiday traditions we usually space out the month of December!  One of our favorite traditions is the Mini-Van Express, or in our case the small-car express haha!  We get the kids all ready for bed, same routine as usual, and then when they flip back their covers to jump into bed they find their golden tickets to hop aboard the polar express small-car express!  We did it last year and with Savy being almost three, I know they’re going to love and appreciate it even more this year.  I’m going to pop some popcorn and we’ll listen and sing a long to our favorite Christmas music (which this year includes the Pentatonix album) while driving around and seeing all the beautiful Christmas lights in town.  After they’ve had their fill, we’ll head to Dunkin Donuts for some hot chocolate.

I love how simple of a tradition it is.  There aren’t too many bells and whistles, it doesn’t cost hardly anything and the kids can’t wait for it each year.  It was so cute, last year Boston found his ticket first and he was so excited to help his baby sister find her ticket.  There’s just this happy spirit in the air and it makes me so grateful I’m a parent and get to share these moments with them!!

Speaking of holiday memories and traditions, REEDS Jewelers is giving away a $500 gift card to one lucky reader.  As the holidays are in full swing now’s the perfect time to buy some of that delicate jewelry you’ve been eyeing!

To enter the giveaway you need to:

1) Submit giveaway entry here (there’s two questions, it’s super easy)
2) Create a Pinterest board titled “My REEDS Holiday Memories” and pin 5 of your favorite holiday moments or traditions.  You can view my board here for inspiration.

The contest runs until 1/1/15 and a winner will be chosen the first week in January!  So what are some of your favorite holiday memories or traditions that you like to do each year?  Last year we also snagged some premade gingerbread houses at Costco and it was ahhhmazing.  I went to find them this year and I was too late — sad day for me!  I’d love to know though what some of you’re favorite traditions and memories are!

 

Holiday Giveaway Winner

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What?  I’m alive?!  I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA.  After moving 9 times in 7 years you think I’d have this whole packing/unpacking thing down but every time it just takes a little bit longer.  Also, I haven’t been able to connect to the internet in SEVEN days!!  Do you know how hard it is to be offline that long?  It’s hard.  I’ve even cheated on my phone and it’s still hard!  Anyway, just wanted you to all know I’m alive and well and we are almost finished unpacking so things should get back to normal hopefully soon.  Thanks for checkin’ in on me!

This past week I had the pleasure of hosting a $1000 cash giveaway on instagram with a few of my dear friends.  If you’re looking to stalk a few new sites these are gorgeous girls with tons of inspiration that come highly recommended from yours truly:  Eleni from Convey the Moment, Sarah from Love Sarah Schneider, Andee from Andee Layne, Nichole from Vanilla Extract, Taylor from Little Blonde Book, Mckenna from Mckenna Bleu, Meagan from Living Boldly, and Cathy from Poor Little It Girl.  The giveaway was a blast and my heart is incredibly full.  The support and excitement was amazing, thank you to everyone who entered.

We’ve finally picked a winner!  drrruuuuuum rooolllll…… Kierra Irvine (@kierrai)!!!  Girl, you just won $1000!!!  Please email elenimcmullin (@) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize.  Hope all your holidays are merry and bright!

Ferrum Professional Styler Giveaway

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The past couple of months I’ve been using the Ferrum Styler to straighten and curl my hair.  I think we can all agree that heat styling is just about one of the most damaging things you can do to your hair.  It’s also one of the surest ways to get the style you’re looking for – whether you want silky straight hair or loose tousled curls, heat’s usually the fastest and easiest way to do it.

The Ferrum Professional Styler from Ladies & Gents looks like a regular straightener, but if you look close, you’ll find that one of the plates is covered in fabric.  So you have a tourmaline coated ceramic plate on one side and a non-heated, static-free fabric pad on the other side.  The padding acts as a heat buffer and gives your hair that added protection from the direct heat.  Using the two different plates, the heat passes through the hair and leaves it looking shinier and healthier.

So instead of bypassing the heated tools and sacrificing the hairstyles you want, you can feel confident that you’re hair is being taken care of with the Ferrum Styler!  Today Ladies & Gents is giving away TWO Ferrum Stylers to two Twist Me Pretty Readers!!  YAY!

You simply need to follow Ferrum Professional Styler on Facebook and follow Twist Me Pretty on Twitter.  I will be verifying that the winners have indeed followed us both so don’t just click that you’ve done it in the Rafflecopter!

Additionally, Ferrum Professional Styler is offering 10% off your purchase.  The code is FerrumTMP

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The giveaway will close the 16th at 12:00 am.  Open to US residents only.  This post was sponsored by Ferrum Professional Styler but all opinions, as always, are my own.  

Day to Night Hairstyles

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Having a few transitional hairstyles are a must this holiday season.  They’re a huge time saver and come in handy during the busy busy holiday season where there are errands to run during the day and plenty of parties and events to go to at night.  This day to night hairstyle is made with your very basic french braid and if you’re looking for something simple, something that’ll fix a bad hair day, and something that’ll turn heads this is the style for you!  Follow the jump for more pictures, the video tutorial and step by step instructions!

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9 Holiday Hairstyles

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I don’t know about you but my December is full of Christmas parties.  Family parties, church parties, work parties… I swear there’s something going on every weekend!  It seems that for every special event I’m always either in a rush to get ready, or have no inspiration when it comes to styling my hair.  So, mostly to help me, but hopefully it helps you too, I’ve round up a bunch of my favorite holiday hairstyles that are perfect for your special events this season.  None of these are incredibly hard or challenging and the only one that might take some time is the fishtail up-do.  Follow the jump for all the links and I hope you guys are enjoying the happy Christmas spirit in the air!

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