Much Ado Monday and A Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Much Ado Monday and A Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

I’m starting Much Ado Monday a little early this week, for three splendid reasons:

1. I’m crazy like that.

2. Every day I learn more and more about myself, and recently, it’s become perfectly clear that I love free stuff. Winning free stuff is even better.

3. I’m co-hosting this amazing, wonderful, you-know-you-want-it giveaway with Breanna @ My Beautiful, Crazy Life and the other gorgeous gals you see below.

The winner will receive a $90 gift card to Target {pronounced Tar-jay} … all in honor of St. Valentine’s Day.

You’re feelin’ the love already, aren’t you?

I so want one of my peeps to win, so please, enter now, share with your friends {love means not keeping good things all to yourself}, and don’t forget to link up your blog’s latest post at the end. xoxo

Giveaway Details:
+You MUST be a My Beautiful, Crazy Life reader
+This giveaway will end on February 15 at 11:00 pm, so enter {and share with friends} before it’s too late!
+Winners will be verified, so please, make sure you’re doing what you say you are.
+Winners will be contacted via e-mail & need to respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen.


Best of luck, lovebugs.

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Whatchoo-Wish-You-Were-Wearin’ Wednesday : Valentine’s Day

Whatchoo-Wish-You-Were-Wearin’ Wednesday : Valentine’s Day

I have The Boy home sick today, so I won’t wax on about how much I love Valentine’s Day.

All you naysayers who love to go on about how it’s contrived and it’s a Hallmark holiday … so what? It’s just a sweet day to be reminded to tell people you think they’re the bees’ knees. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

Plus, you get to wear pink. {I’m one of those gals that actually likes the color. I hear we’re a dying breed.}

Here’s what I’d love to wear: heading out for the day and then later, to paint the town, well … red.

Valentines Day


Paige Denim loose jeans
$355 –

Red flat

Zip bag


Don’t you just love jeans with a fancy top? I know I do.

Off to play nursemaid.

Have a wonderful day, everyone! xo

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Linking up today with the following …

Whatever, Whenever Wednesday @ Rolled Up Pretty

Whatever You Want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things!

Doing YOU Well Wednesday Link Up @ Prowess and Pearls

Random Wednesday @ Because Shanna Said So

What I’m Loving Wednesday @ this kind of love


Much Ado Monday

Much Ado Monday

I had planned to have a final post on getting the house organized today {or my thoughts on it at least … I’m no professional}, but with all the  gallivanting around I did this weekend celebrating my own birth, I just didn’t set aside enough time to sit down and string together some well-thought-out, coherent thoughts.

So instead, you’re getting some possibly fun, possibly incoherent ones.

My apologies in advance.

1. Strawberries on mini-wheats are delicious.


2. The Hobbit was not as good as the first 3 films in The Lord of the Ring series, though whoever’s in charge of making the vile things look vile should absolutely be winning an Oscar. I think I gagged at least twice just staring at a goblin … or a troll … or whatever that thing was.

3. It’s ridiculous that a small popcorn and soda water costs $10 at the movies. It was date night and The Man was paying, otherwise I totally would’ve been walking in there with my big purse stuffed with home-popped popcorn and juice boxes.

Yes, I am my mother.

4. One of my friends actually walked in with Dunkins’ iced coffees in her purse this past summer. Oh yes, she did. She is the Queen Of All That’s Cool. I’d state her name but then the gig is up, and we’ll be sitting at a cinema watching Brave with 4 crazy pint-sized hooligans and no caffeine, and that’s no fun for anyone.

5. Indoor water-parks are amazing in January. Amazing. Nothing like standing in your bathing suit on a 29 degree day and thinking to yourself “Man, it’s hot in here.”

6. 42 is pretty darned cool. You get to own a home, drive a car, stay out late {not that I do … I’m no night owl}, ride the big slide at indoor water parks, and no one can look at you and answer a complaint with “because I said so” without feeling really, really stupid.

7. 42 is also a time when hallucinations might start. Yesterday, for instance, I hallucinated seeing my cell phone on top of my beach bag at the aforementioned indoor water park. I didn’t figure that out, however, until after I’d claimed I’d been robbed and involved pool and hotel security.

8. 42 is also a time when you become adamant about what you believe to be true. When the nice woman helping me with my official hotel security theft report said, “I don’t want to offend you, but could you have left it in your car?” I replied, gently, “No offense taken, I understand how that can happen, but I SAW my cell phone in my bag before I walked my son to the water. It was right there. I saw it.” For some reason, I felt the need to say it twice, just so she understood how wronged I’d been and how sure I was of my own eyesight.

9. To humor myself, right after my friends and I sent a text to my phone threatening the supposed thief with “There is a locater in this phone; return it to the front desk or the First Aid station, and we won’t involve the police. No questions asked,” I walked to my car. And yes, as one might have already concluded, it was sitting there on my dashboard. Let the apologies to staff begin …

10. I wonder how threatening three women in momma bathing skirts really look?

11. And my last thought: all’s well that ends well, especially if by “ending well” you mean sitting at the bar with your friends enjoying a pina colada while your children play happily.

Today I’m linking up with some fun Monday parties, AND I’m starting my own. I’m calling it “Much Ado Monday,” because I think it’s good not to take ourselves too seriously {clearly}. And if ever there was “much ado about nothing,” this post was it. Link up any family-friendly post you’d like, and please be sure to visit others’ posts as well.

Much A

Go on, make some friends. Maybe someday you’ll go to a water park with one of them and they’ll humor you when you blame mankind for doing you wrong.

Sharing these random musings at Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters and Make My Morning Blog Hop @ Mompreneur Mogul.

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