October 31, 2011

Books and Movies...and Some Winners!

Happy Monday everyone! Here's something you might not know about me: I'm a total homebody. I love to spend weekends at home cleaning the house, baking, and snuggling up on the couch watching movies....and that is exactly what we did! I had a crazy busy week at work and just needed some down time. We also spent the weekend NOT dressing up for Halloween...and secretly liked it. Don't judge.

I finished Divergent by Veronica Roth. It was amazing! I absolutely LOVED this book! If you liked The Hunger Games you will love Divergent. The only bad part is that now I have to wait for book 2 to be released some time next year. I hate waiting! I should never read a book series unless all of the books are already published...I'm terribly impatient. But seriously, go read this book!

We rented Captain America and thought it was sort of dumb and over done.

On a whim we also rented Zookeeper. The husband and I agreed we couldn't bear to watch yet another Pirates of the Caribbean movie...which seemed to be the more popular choice around these parts. I fell asleep halfway though this, but what I saw wasn't all that bad! I'm a sucker for animal movies.

And last but not least I rented Beauty and the Beast. I've had the soundtrack songs in my head for over a month and just had to watch it again. And the husband actually watched it with me. You seriously can't go wrong with a Disney classic!

So, now for some winners! Thank you to everyone who entered my Scentsy giveaway!

The grand prize winner of a Plug-in Warmer and Scent Bar of her choice is Jackie Sue from

The three winners of a Scent Circle for their car are:
Samantha from Where I Hang My Hat
Sunni Dae from Pearls and Curls

Congratulations ladies!

October 27, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

Today I'm linking up with The Daybook for Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

1. Limping around this morning in my high heels thanks to agreeing to do the "insanity" workout with the husband last night. I just realized that some people might interpret that the wrong way...it's an actual work out dvd. Geesh, keep your mind out of the gutter! Oh my word. "Insanity" is exactly the word I would use to describe it. Never again.

2. The husband catching me making s'mores in the microwave...twice.

3. Making conversation with the dog park people. Even though I've seen them on a regular basis for two years I still only know the dog's names. Awkward.

1. This girl found out she's expecting a baby girl! And she's coming to visit me next week. Can you say baby girl crafting extravaganza?!?!

2. Candy corn pumpkins. Can't get enough.

3. The Scentsy giveaway on my blog right now! Make sure you enter!

4. Wrigley and his best buddy Rye cuddled up in my car on the way home from the dog park. There is nothing sweeter than happy and tired puppies. 

Thanks for stopping by!

October 26, 2011

Pinteresting Wednesday

It's no secret that I love Pinterest big time. I have to limit myself otherwise I could pin all day! Today I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple for Pinteresting Wednesday...and you should too! You can find me on Pinterest by clicking that pretty red button!
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I can't get enough of these cute white pumpkins! I'm planning on buying a plastic one once they go on sale and then spray painting it white so that I have it for next year. And I'm adding burlap flowers to it too!

Burlap pumpkins!!! I'm in love!

I'm also in love with this living room. Actually, I'll take the kitchen too while we're at it too.

Love this DIY mason jar lamp! I need this, don't you think?

I think I can totally make this necklace. Adding it to my long list of stuff I'll probably never make.

I love this idea of turning cabinets into a console. Must keep that in mind for future projects!

Spray paint glitter on to sticks. Brilliant.

Source: None via Julie on Pinterest

Snicker cheesecake cookies? Yes please! I'm hungry!

What are your favorite pins this week?



October 25, 2011

A Scentsy Giveaway!

I am SO excited about this giveaway! Something that is cute AND makes your home smell divine? Yes please! Have you heard of ScentsyScentsy Wickless Candles are ceramic warmers that are a safe, decorative alternative to a candle. There's no flame, no smoke and no lead – so that means no worries for you! They are safe around kids and pets, and are safe to use in your home, classroom, office, or anywhere! 

How are they so safe? According to Rachel, my Scentsy consultant, the ceramic warmers use a low watt light bulb that melts specially formulated Scentsy wax, creating a long lasting aroma that fills any room. 
 There are so many beautiful warmers to choose from and they come in a variety of sizes ranging from plug-ins, which are perfect for bathrooms and laundry rooms all the way to full-size warmers, which are perfect for any size room. And with over 80 scents, you are sure to fall in love with several!
Some of my favorites are Baked Apple Pie, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Sunkissed Citrus, Eskimo Kiss, and Cinnamon Bear. Some of these scents sound good enough to eat! 
Rachel was kind enough to send me a plug-in warmer and needless to say I am obsessed with it! She sent me the scent Home Sweet Home and it is amazing. My whole house smells so so good! And it's so pretty when it lights up! I can't wait to try some new scents!

So, want to win something fabulous from Scentsy?

One The Girl in the Red Shoes reader will win a plug-in warmer and a scent bar of their choice! But wait, it gets better! Three readers will win a Scent Circle (for the car) of their choice.That's four winners!

In order to win you must be a follower of The Girl in the Red Shoes.
There are three different ways to win:

1. Visit Rachel's website and come back here and leave a comment letting me know which warmer and scent you would love to win. 
2. For a second entry, like Rachel's Scentsy page on facebook and come back and leave me a comment saying you did so. 
3. For third entry, blog about this giveaway and leave a comment letting me know you did so. 

This giveaway will run though Sunday, October 30th. I'll announce the winners on Halloween! Good luck!

October 24, 2011

Merry Go Round

Happy Monday everyone! As usual, the weekend went by way too fast. We spent the weekend enjoying the beautiful fall weather and doing fun stuff like cleaning out the garage. Just kidding....that was NOT fun. We also attended  semi-formal "dance" put on by the student group that I advise at work. It was at a museum and there was a carousel. Naturally I wanted to spend all night riding on it!
Me on the pony. I rode side saddle. Because I am a lady. And because I had a short dress on.

Pretty merry go round.

The husband was a good sport about attending an event where he didn't know a single person...but he did NOT want his picture taken on the carousel. I took one anyway.

He did happily pose on this old fashioned bike when no one was looking.

The museum was really fun and we had a great time!

 On Sunday my grandma and her new husband, Ken, came out to visit. They live in California and Washington and were traveling around the country saying hi to family and friends. It was the first time we got to met Ken....and he is a great match to my high energy grandma!

I hope you had a great weekend!

October 19, 2011

I Heart Pinterest

I heart Pinterest. Big time. But I also hate it. I now have it to thank for my endless "project to do" list. There are just so many cute ideas, I can't get over it! I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple for Pinteresting Wednesday....and you should too!
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Scrapbook paper alphabet. Wouldn't this be so cute in a kids room or playroom?

Source: instagr.am via Julie on Pinterest

Drooling over these chevron chairs! I need these!

Love this striped outfit! But basically I love anything with stripes and boots!

How to paint your cabinets. I'm totally using this to persuade the husband into letting me paint my kitchen cabs white. I want to do it SO badly!

Source: None via Julie on Pinterest

LOVE this wreath....Maybe I'll make a Christmas version?

Crate side table....totally doing this.

Individual s'more bites. Um, yes please! We love s'mores in this house!

What are your favorite pins this week?


I'm also linking up with Flip Flops & Pearls!


October 17, 2011

Finally Some Fall Decor....

So I finally got around to decorating my house for fall...and first up was a new wreath. My old wreath had been on our door for a year (yikes!) so it was definitely time to switch things up a bit.
And here it is! I love how it turned out. And the best part is that it was really simple to make.

First you'll need to gather your supplies: a wreath (already had), wooden initial from Hobby Lobby, green moss, and burlap. I added a little pumpkin to mine that I found at Hobby Lobby for $1.50. Total spent on this project: $5.

First, paint your initial. I just used some old white paint I had left over from this project. Then, start to glue your moss on to the wreath. Glue big sections at a time...it doesn't have to be perfect, you can always fill in any holes later. Here is where things got a little messy. Moss can "shed" a lot. I recommend doing this outside if possible. I obviously didn't listen to my own advice.

Once your moss is set, secure your initial to the top of the wreath with a strip of burlap. My burlap wasn't long enough to tie into a cute bow, so I just faked it by gluing a bow to the top. Then secure your pumpkin with glue....or don't...it's cute without it too!

I decided to cover my wreath hanger with burlap too. LOVE it!

My fall front door complete with a white pumpkin (thanks mom!) Looks like I am a little obsessed with the letter "R"!

I also had to spruce up our dining room table with a little fall love too! I used the table runner I made in this post.

This is my favorite time of year! Have you decorated for fall?
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