25 Nov

A Happy Holiday Giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving week, sweet readers!  I’m feeling thankful for this amazing giveaway, brought to you by my favorite jewelry line, Waffles & Honey.  (I’m sure you remember me drooling over their pieces a couple weeks ago…)

Today, you have the chance to win their beautiful Short Bar Necklace, made with Swarovski crystals and plated in 14k gold.  Wouldn’t it add that perfect little sparkle to your holiday wardrobe?

Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit the Waffles & Honey website and leave a comment with your favorite piece on this post for ONE entry.

2) Become a fan of Waffles & Honey on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

3) Become a fan of {blending beautiful} on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

4) Follow {blending beautiful} on Pinterest (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

5) Post a link to this giveaway on your blog/website/facebook page/twitter (and tell me about it here) for THREE entries.

The winner will be announced one week from today (12/2)… good luck!

Update: Congrats to our winner, Katherine!

P.S. You can still get 15% off your W&H purchase with the code BEAUTIFUL15.

12 Nov

Currently Obsessed With: Waffles and Honey

Oh my goodness, sweet readers, I have found my new favorite jewelry brand and I am totally smitten!  Have you heard of Waffles & Honey?

They’re a little San Francisco-based shop with the most beautiful accessories, featuring natural cut stones and 14k gold.  Their creations are somehow both totally timeless and right on trend.

I rocked their Amethyst Geode Necklace over the weekend and got at least a dozen compliments!  I was wearing the most casual outfit, but I slipped on this necklace and suddenly felt so put together… which is basically a new mom’s dream come true :)

Since their pieces are even more beautiful layered, I’m already on the hunt for my next W&H piece.  And you better believe that I’m gifting these gems to my lady friends over the holidays.

If you want to snag an item or two from this gorgeous collection, you’re in luck: Waffles & Honey is offering {blending beautiful} readers a 15% discount with the code BEAUTIFUL15!  (And don’t forget to check them out on Facebook for new shop updates and exclusive discounts.)

(This post is sponsored by Waffles & Honey, but all the sentiments are mine!  I truly adore this brand and appreciate your support of the sponsors that make {blending beautiful} possible.)

26 Oct

Have a Spooky Weekend!

This weekend promises to be very festive! There are lots of gatherings and Travis and I are excited to rock our newly-finished Halloween costumes (I’ll show you guys next week). We still haven’t carved or decorated our pumpkins yet, either, so there’s lots to be done!

Let’s kick off the weekend with some fun links from around the web…

Sneak peek of Mad Men!

Awesome decorations for a Halloween party.

Would you rock spider lashes?

A friend of mine is making these for her sister’s baby shower… so cute!

Cool fall nails.

What a fun way to plant succulents!

Fun eyelash ideas for Halloween.

On my fall wish list: a collar necklace

Are you serious?  PECAN PIE BARS!!

Herringbone floors are my latest design obsession.

What are you up to this weekend?  Going to/hosting any Halloween parties?  What’s your costume this year?  Share in the comments!

4 Oct

Rose Gold

I’ve had an infatuation with rose gold all year, but now that fall is officially underway, I’m feeling like it’s even more necessary to incorporate into my wardrobe.  (Really, what’s cuter than a chunky sweater with a rose gold watch?)

Here are a few of the pieces I’ve been eyeing lately…

The ever-coveted Michael Kors watch (which is now on sale!)

Rose gold nail polish!!

Hammered bangles…

What do you think of rose gold?  Are you a fan?  Do you own any accessories in this hue?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

31 Aug

Have a Luxurious Weekend!

I love long weekends, don’t you?!  This one promises to be extra-great… I have shopping trips, family visits, and a little work planned.  Labor day weekend always gets me excited because it signals the winding down of summer.  Fall has always been my favorite season, and we have lots to look forward to in the coming months.

{blending beautiful} is going to take a long weekend as well, so I’ll see all of you lovelies back here on Tuesday.  But before I go, let’s visit these fun links from around the web, shall we?

Gorgeous updo!

The sweetest. video. ever.

A rundown of the best hairdryers (the winner only costs $30!)

Identical twins prove that how you dress can really age you.

Supermodels as kids.

Have you heard of Yes Day? What a neat idea!

I would never leave this waterfall shower

Keri Russel’s home is to-die-for!

This rainbow cheesecake looks too pretty to eat!

Cool tattoo.

Can’t wait for winter coats!!

Make your inner liner last

What are you up to this long weekend?  Headed out of town?  Hanging outside?  Got any links of your own to share?