Monday, November 28, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Holler! The giveaway is officially over and we have a winner:

Laurel from happy town= me

Yay! Congrats! For all of you who are still needing a deal, I'm offering 30% off on any item in my {shop}! Just use the code AWESOME22 at the checkout! I can customize any item as well :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Last Chance to Enter!

Heyooo! It's your last chance to enter my {Giveaway} so make sure you've had a chance to stop on over and leave me a comment!

Our Thanksgiving was...

...I don't even know how to describe it.

But it was fun. How was yours? Did you spend it with family? Did you eat turkey? My fav is the green bean casserole. What's yours?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WPW Wednesday Muppet Edition

Holler! It's Wet Polish and Wardrobe Wednesday!

So this week, my SIL got some of the new OPI Muppets Collection and we had a party and tried them all out. My favorite of the set: The Rainbow Connection. Remember {this}? Or are you too young to remember?

I put a layer of silver underneath to make it look super glam. Love it!

For the wardrobe, I got home from church and all of a sudden I was frozen! So I bundled up with a few layers:

Jacket: AGACI Blouse: Gifted f21 Jeans: Charlotte Russe UGGs: Nordstrom Rack

I had to bust out my camo UGGs. Can you believe I got them for only $80? You'll go crazy when you hear how much I got my regular UGGs for... I'll post them in my next WPW Wed.

My grandmother's ring matched my mood perfectly.

Unfortunately my hands were too swollen for me to fit my wedding ring on. Do you ever get that problem? I do every once in a while. So I put on my aquamarine ring that my parents got me when I graduated from HS forever ago (forever). And the fancy hood of course!

Mr. Harrison wore my favorite outfit on him:

Romper: Thrifted Baby Gap

And he found his tongue for this picture :) I was so happy that I found it for so cheap because I had seen it online and I really wanted it!

Don't forget to enter my {giveaway}. I've been adding bling and it's super popular.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blonde moment and a guest post.

Yes I'm a natural blonde. And I'm smart so none of that dumb blonde crap applies to me...Except for when I have these {momentary} lapses of memory, judgement, or whatever you will call it. And I kindof had one of those yesterday at the gas station.

I got my gas all situated and then took Mr. Harrison inside with me to get a soda {mmm diet coke!}. We came out, I put my purse and soda in the car, buckled Mr. H up, buckled myself in, and then left... or TRIED to leave...
with the gas pump still in my truck.

Yep. I did that.

LUCKILY the pump didn't break off, it just came out and fell on the ground and thankfully didn't spew gas everywhere. I got out and pretended that I thought it was funny and put it away whilst sneaking glances around me to see how many people witnessed my blonde moment. I think maybe ONE guy saw it but I can't be sure if he just thought that I was crazy for laughing at myself or if he really saw it all go down.


Do you have dumb blonde moments? And you're probably not even blonde?

Check it out! I'm guest posting over {Here} at love notes by lauryn!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Giveaway and New Shop!

Busy today- It's going to be a great day {especially because last week was not so great} so I'm focusing all of my positive energy and MAKING it a great day myself. (Do any of you do that?)

So I'm going to just remind you all that I'm doing a {Giveaway} for a rosette wristlet! Please go on over to my previous post {Here} and sign yourself up for one!

Happy Monday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Opening up shop and a Giveaway! {Closed}

It's finally here. And kind-of unexpectedly here. I opened up my Etsy shop! I've been working on the idea of it for a while now and just randomly felt like it was the day to add a little here and there... which eventually turned into a whole shop, FB page, and craziness.

So check it out; Blackberry Blush is a shop with handmade accessories. So far I am working on rosette wristlets but am hoping to expand to include necklaces, headbands, and individual rosettes as well. So far my focus is on the wristlets:

And now the fun part! To kick it all off I'm going to have a giveaway- One of my beautiful rosette wristlets is up for grabs.

To Enter:
Be a follower of this blog- 1 entry
Extra Entries:
Like Blackberry Blush on Facebook- 1 entry
Visit my shop and tell me which wristlet is your favorite- 1 entry
Blog about this giveaway- 1 entry

*Make sure you leave me a comment for each entry you complete. That's 4 different ways you can put your name in for an awesome wristlet!

This giveaway will be open until Monday November 28th so make sure you move quickly! Good luck!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baby Paxton

Some of you have been asking how my sister and her new baby have been doing. If you didn't know, my sister Elizabeth had her baby at 25 weeks 6 days gestation, at 2 lbs. 5 oz. He is a fighter and has been getting more and more stable each day. He is now 3 lbs. 2 oz. and taking feedings. He is also on a conventional ventilator now and they are working on weening him off.
Since she has felt comfortable posting about him on her blog, I thought I'd share some of the photos I took on my visit to see her about a month ago.

He is so tiny, the photos don't do it justice. They make him look much bigger than he really is.

He loves being on his tummy the most.

The sweetest thing was when my sister was standing by his isolette and he stretched and reached his little hand up towards her.

It's amazing how his tiny little fingers are so perfect. He already looks just like his daddy and has super blonde hair!

He is a miracle. We are all keeping him in our prayers and hoping that he continues to get bigger and stronger each day.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WPW Wednesday Night- Running style

Hello there. Sorry for the late post but it's been a little crazy over here with Mr. Harrison getting his shots {plus two extra pokes and 2 vials of blood taken for testing}. He is a grumpy little man!

It's Wet Polish and Wardrobe Wednesday! Holler!

So I'm listening to Christmas music and decided to do something festive:

Super easy and super fun! And Christmasy! And yes Christmasy is a word :)

As for the wardrobe, I wore a lot of cute outfits this week that I never took pictures of. Do you ever do that? Because I do it ALL. THE. TIME. So, the wardrobe for this week consists of my running gear:

Shoes: Asics from Dick's Sporting Goods Pants: Nike from Dick's Shirt: Borrowed from hubby Hair: Fabulous

I've finally started running again and I'm pretty excited. There is a half marathon coming up in January that I'm planning on doing. I forgot how much I love running. Do you love running? Because I LOVE IT! So now I'm all geared up :)

Mr. Harrison is also wearing his running gear {aka jogging stroller riding gear}:

Jammies: Carter's from Costco Hat: Thrifted

Tonight was our first attempt at using the jogging stroller (since most of the time Mr. Harrison is already in bed) and it went pretty well.

Anyways I feel great. Running/Working out does that to me. Only I forget that and put it off until I finally do it and then remember again. Do you do that?

Hope your week is wonderful.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


New friends with his cousin's puppy. It made me laugh.

What made you laugh this week?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WPW Wednesday!

Heeeey! It's Wednesday! I kept thinking it was Monday yesterday and then I thought today was Saturday when I woke up... What is going on with my brain? No idea!

Anyways this week I was looking for something quick and simple. But also fun. So here it is:

For some reason after I went to sleep, all of the white dots rubbed off without even smudging anything! Weird! It's all crazy business over here.

Wardrobe was fun this week because it's finally COLD! YAY! I've been waiting for forever to wear these boots that I got at Target:

So here I am:

Shirt: f21 Cardi, boots, jeans: Target (it seems I'm a walking ad for target these days) Scarf: ?

I've been trying to wear them every day. I can't help myself. I love BOOTS!

Here's Mr. Harrison:

Shirt and pants: Children's Place Sweater: Thrifted

How's your week going? Any cute outfits or fun nails?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


We're BFFs. And hold hands. And sit on the porch in the swing. And go for walks.

Swinging together is our favorite. It helps us both calm down and enjoy our time.

Who's your BFF? What is your favorite thing to do with your BFF?

p.s. the hubbs is my other BFF for sure. It's a triple BFF sandwhich.

Friday, November 4, 2011

One of those days

Yep. It's one of those days.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WPW Wednesday Halloween Edition

HEY! IT'S NOVEMBER ALREADY! Do you know what that means? THANKSGIVING! and then BLACK FRIDAY! and then...


I know I know. I'm jumping on the Christmas sleigh a little too early but seriously, this has been such a wonderful and yet challenging year and Christmas makes me so happy and gives me something to look forward to that I don't care.

And it's not the presents that I'm excited about.

It's the decorating, music, singing, hot chocolate, peppermint, candles, parties, family, crafting, wintery, coldness, celebration of Christ, and LOVE that I'm yearning for. I'm spreading the Christmas cheer and getting ready. Besides, I'm starting on gifts and spreading them out so I don't end up dropping a huge dime all at once (which will probably happen anyways).

Anyways, on to Wet Polish and Wardrobe Wednesday!

So even though it was Halloween, I have done so many Halloween nails that I decided to just go PINK! I saw this on Pinterest and had to try it out:

It makes me want to eat a cupcake and I don't even like cupcakes. :)

As for Wardrobe, here is a quick snap in front of my sister's house:

Cardi & Shorts: F21 Shirt & Leggings: Target Boots: Cathy Jean

Sorry I didn't get more photos. We were always on the go.

Mr. Harrison's Wardrobe is Halloween edition. This year for Halloween I didn't focus on my costume like I did last year because I was really excited about Mr. Harrison's costume.

He went as:

Nacho Libre!

*Photos from my iPhone

I love it! :) It turned out better than I thought it would and was pretty cheap!

Cape: Made by me in 45 minutes (including cutting everything out)! super easy! $10
Bloomers: Borrowed from his cousin Margaret
Leggings: Nordstrom Rack $5; Patches sewn on by me
Socks: Already had them (Target $1.00)

I'm really glad I decided to go through with it even though things have been super crazy lately. So fun :)

What do you think?

I'm linking!