June Group Giveaway

It’s time for another giveaway! Some wonderful ladies have offered up cool swag this month, check it out:



Geraldyne from Life, Love & Fashion says: I’m giving away a $30 gift card to La Posh Style, a cute little clothing boutique. I’m so excited for this! This is gonna be my first giveaway!

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Polly from This Enchanted Pixie says: I’m giving away the Silvie necklace. A beautiful silver feather charm hangs with 4 fluted flower beads on a 18″ silver chain.

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Finally, I’m giving away a medium-sized ad space for July & August, and a mystery grab bag full of goodies! You can check out my sponsor page for more info on what the ad space includes.


The grab bag and gift card are open to readers in the US only. The necklace and ad space are open internationally. Depending on where the first winner chosen lives, there may be a second winner. The giveaway will run until midnight on June 29th, with the winner(s) being announced on the 30th. What are you waiting for? Enter via Rafflecopter below!

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Book Review: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald With previews for the movie version popping up every other commercial break, I figured it was time I got around to reading this book. It was available at the library, and a blessedly quick read. ‘Blessedly’ because I simply did not like this story (ensue uproar). I know this is an American classic and all, and I will say that the writing itself (voice, imagery, etc.) was excellent. Kudos to Fitzgerald for that, because it was the only thing that got me through this book, short as it was. I place much more […]

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Mini What I Wore: to the Symphony

Last night was a fun outing to dinner and then the geeky-but-awesome Zelda Symphony with some friends. I was all excited about this outfit, and had planned to get some outfit post pictures with my trusty Nikon and tripod before heading out. I had it all set up, hit the remote to take the first picture, and heard the camera turn off. D’oh. Dead battery. There wasn’t enough time to charge it before I had to head out, and Ian was heading straight downtown from work, so I had to just snap some quick pics myself with my iPhone. They […]

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Friday Favorites: First Lines of Books

So I stumbled across this list of 100 Best First Lines of Novels awhile back, and it got me to thinking about some of the best first lines of books that I’ve come across. So I decided to do a little review of my own favorite first lines (though I fudged just a bit, and have included some first lines of chapters/sections, rather than first lines of whole books – but it’s my list, so who cares?). I’m not going to include any that were on the other list linked to above, as that would be repetitive. The result is […]

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Meet Geraldyne!

Geraldyne Vinas Go say hi: Blog | Facebook | Twitter Hi, I’m Geraldyne. I’m a lucky Mexican girl married to the most wonderful man in the world (well, for me) and I have incredible friends that are like family for me. We live in Kirkland, WA (very close to Seattle) and for me life is an opportunity. How would you describe your blog? My blog is really new and it is about life, love and fashion. What are you reading right now?: Right now I’m reading ‘Developing a quality culture’ What is your favorite recipe to cook? Tacos al pastor. […]

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Food Ordering Habits

  It could be said that I’m a picky eater (and I can imagine my mom just crowed in laughter at that understatement). I am a LOT better than I used to be as a kid, for sure, but I still tend to find something I like and just stick to that. I don’t mind trying crazy/new things out every once in awhile (and I’ve tried some weird things), but trying doesn’t equal liking. There are things I just plain can’t stand and no amount of making me try it yet again will change that. And there are things I […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

I find this to be a very interesting idea: Cities Offering to Pay Student Debt to Gain Young Residents. 6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America. I knew most of these, though I didn’t realize plague killed off such a crazy large percentage of Native Americans. Scientists say that testing female athletes to make sure they’re feminine enough is not cool. I have to agree. Things to ponder as my 10-year high school reunion looms this fall: How to Survive Your High School Reunion. Apparently Apple had a clothing line back in the 80’s, and it is […]

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