Three Girls and A Book Club.

Two of my friends and I have started a little book club of sorts. Kristie asked Brittany and I if we’d be interested in the idea and we both thought it sounded like a lot of fun. After throwing a few book titles around and settling on as our first read- we have officially formed a book club. It’s been decided that a “club” like this is a good excuse for girly outtings involving wine. ;]

I’d like to ask you all to participate if you would like! I will post the book that we’re reading and then you can simply read along with us. At the end of the book I plan to write a review and then allow anyone who’s read along to link-up to their own review in the comments! Maybe I’ll even create a button for it- ohhh la-la. Due to our busy schedules I think we’re giving each book a month to finish, at first, to see how it goes. So if you want to jump in with the first one you’ve still got about a week or so.

If Kristie and Brittany were as nerdy as I am we could totally vlog our discussion of the book. ;] (I bet they’re both cringing as they read this.) What do you think of the idea? Are you involved in any book clubs?

February Means Sharing The Love

For the month of February I’m accepting more Sponsorship Swaps with other blogs than usual. I typically do one or two, but in light of Valentine’s Day I thought it would be nice if we could all share the love and introduce each other to our individual readerships. If you would like to swap ads please send your button (sized to 200×135) to steph [AT] take-hart.com, along with your website information, of course! Be sure to also let me know what size to send over to you.

If you do not have a button and would like help creating one, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Regular rates apply to the larger spots available, so please feel free to inquire about those!

Xo!

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Introducing January Sponsors

It’s that time again, and I’m cutting it super close! I decided to only accept a few sponsors for the month of January just to simplify things a little. Life has been crazy busy and I didn’t want to take on too much and end up neglecting anyone. I’m glad I did that, but I’m ready to get back to the full swing of things around here! Meet my wonderful January Sponsors!

Check out Francesca’s Collections:

“Francesca’s specializes in the most fashion-forward styles in women’s clothing, accessories, and gifts. Our stores are constantly filled with new treasures and our style is always one step ahead of the trend. Each Francesca’s boutique has its own charm which means you’re sure to find something special and unique at each one!”

Find Francesca’s Collections on Facebook!

Meet Leanne of Fresh-Season:

“I’m Leanne, a 24 year old blogger located in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. I love to play with make-up, read the BBC, travel, cook, and even cuddle up to the Jersey Shore {shuu!} with my fiance and our boxer pup. I am currently finishing up a M.A degree in International Relations {yes, I am a dork- lol}.”>

Find Leanne on Twitter.

Meet Whitney of Everything Happens For A Reason

“I am: 25 years old. Southern girl. Fashionista. Type A Personality. Has master’s degree (Mental Health Counseling). Loves makeup, shoes, purses, and shopping. Loves the color pink and anything girlie. Loves to blog. Takes way too many pictures. Wife of a boy in the National Guard.

Find Whitney on Pinterest.


If you have a blog you just might want to stay tuned for a little announcement tomorrow morning on the topic of sponsorship! =)

A Cupcake Review.

On Friday I was lucky enough to win a Facebook contest via the KentuckyCupcake.com! We met this evening (real shady-like) in the parking lot of a Speedway for me to pick them up. ;] I wish we would’ve had a little more time to chat because upon leaving the Speedway I realized I thought a lot of things and said none of them, like – “You look great!” So, Kalen- you look great.

Anyway! I knew that I wanted to win so that I could do a little review of her cupcakes. This would require me to eat a cupcake, guilt free in the name of the review of course. Oh, darn. This would also require me to set up the cupcakes in cute locations to run around them, stand in the chair over them, etc. to snap fancy pictures. It’s serious business. Side note: I know I sound crazy but, standing in a chair looking directly down is a great way to photograph food. It turned out that I didn’t like any of the photos from that angle this time, but I usually do!

The particular flavor (one of many) that I won is February’s flavor of the month- vanilla with raspberry filling and creamy white chocolate frosting, topped with a delicious candy heart! The thought of raspberry and white chocolate together kind of sounded like the dreamiest cupcake combo ever, and I can say that I was not disappointed! To be totally honest I am not the biggest cupcake fan around. I always find them to be too sweet with too much icing and a lot of times, too crumbly and dry. But these were moist with just the right amount of icing and not too, too sweet. I still could not eat a second one soon after, so they are sweet – but normal people (aka: people who enjoy deserts a lot) could probably eat the entire box in one sitting. What I’m trying to say is .. if I am impressed by a cupcake, it’s good y’all.

So with that said- if you live in the Lexington, Kentucky area you must order cupcakes from KentuckyCupcake.com! There are a ton of flavors to choose from and I can only speculate that they are just as delicious as the yummy sample I had. =) Thank you Kalen for running such a fun little contest!

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