10.29.2014 | Birmingham Bloggers’ Kendra Scott Event

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One of my best friends Anna is also a member of Birmingham Bloggers so she met me at the Summit for the event. The Kendra Scott Shopping Party was the first Birmingham Bloggers event that I have attended. Also, this was my first time in a Kendra Scott store. It was so much fun! I came home with a pair of earrings and a necklace. I had to use major self-control not to purchase everything. For more pictures from the event visit the Birmingham Bloggers’ blog

Market Noel + a giveaway (closed)

Market Noel

The Junior League of Birmingham’s annual Market Noel is this week. All proceeds from this event go towards more than 30 community projects of the Junior League of Birmingham. I have never attended this event before but I am excited to get to see what it is all about this year! I have yet to purchase a single Christmas gift so I am looking forward to getting a head start this year at Market Noel. Below are descriptions of the different special events from the Junior League. 

 

Preview Noel | The festivities begin Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. with the Preview Noel party which includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, specialty wine, beer and cocktails, courtesy of Cathead Vodka, Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey, Good People Brewing Company and Craft Beers & The Bar Hops.

 

There will also be fabulous swag bags for the first 500 attendees, a silent auction, live music from the Low Down Dirties, and a chance to win a piece of jewelry valued at $5,000 from Diamonds Direct with the purchase of a glass of champagne.  There will also be great silent auction with items such as a Saffire Grill from Southern Fireplaces, a Bar Hops private tasting and a Leon Loard oil portrait. New this year, shoppers will have the opportunity to bid on exquisite wreaths to adorn their entryway.

 

Market Bliss | The first ever Market Bliss, a night of Beauty and Bubbles, will take place on Friday, November 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Market Bliss will feature live music from country sensation Trey Lewis. Shoppers can grab their girl friends for a blissful happy hour filled with complimentary bubbles, wine and a dessert bar from Edgar’s Bakery! Tonya Jones Salon & Spa will help shoppers get ready for a night out on the town with a blow-out bar, mini-manicures, mini-massages, eyebrow arching, facials and make up stations.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.marketnoel.net

Giveaway

The Junior League of Birmingham is providing me with 2 tickets for the Market Bliss event on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m to giveaway to one lucky reader. Giveaway will end on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. CST and will be announced shortly after on Twitter and Facebook . I will contact the winner with ticket details via email so be sure to leave your email address in a comment below. 

Complete as many or as little of these tasks as you would like to enter this giveaway. Each number listed below will count as a separate entry. Winner will be randomly drawn from entries.

  1. Like my blog’s page on Facebook
  2. Follow me on Twitter
  3. Follow me on Instagram
  4. MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment below letting me know which numbers you did above as well as your email address.

Good Luck!

Congrats Jenn Sims! 

Book Review | The Selection

The Selection

Publisher’s Synopsis:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

 

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

 

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Review Stars 5

One of my friends read this series a while back and told me that I would really enjoy it since I liked the Hunger Games series. I added the series to my to read list and have just now gotten around to reading it. Let me just say it took me 2 days to read The Selection. It is a young adult book so it is a fast and easy read. It is a mix between the Hunger Games and the Bachelorette reality tv show. 

This series is on Oyster. I just signed up for Oyster this week. You get unlimited access to their library for $9.95 a month. Yes, you read that right, you can read as many books as your heart desires for just $9.95 a month. If you use my LINK to sign up you will get a $15 credit and so will I. Oyster has never contacted me and I signed up for Oyster all on my own. I just really like the app/website and thought I would share it with you!