12.03.2012

November in a Nutshell (And a Giveaway!)

Happy Monday and happy December! How was your weekend? I finally got my apartment decorated for Christmas. I also had a little get together to watch the SEC Championship and my Dawgs fall so short of winning. I wrapped up the weekend by going out with a group of friends I'd not seen in a while.

Lately I've received disappointment on here because I don't post enough about my life. This cracks me up because I used to do just that, and then I would get comments about how all I do is talk about myself, so I stopped. Flergh. I instead pepper my posts with bits about my life, leaving the bulk of it to Twitter and Instagram. But I understand and appreciate the inquiry, so I've decided to do a monthly post wherein I share highs and lows. If desired, I'll make it weekly. And to keep you interested, I'm including some random Instagram pics AND a giveaway! So here's November in a Nutshell:

{Randoms via Instagram: selfie, hair & nails}

Grumbly Hateful (aka Lows): A low this month was knowing it was my first holiday without my Great Granny Sugar. It was bittersweet. Also, for whatever reason, November was the month when the meanies came and visited my blog. Now, I'm all for constructive criticism if it can help better my blog. But just pure meanness based on my appearance? Uncalled for. I totally get that I need to "get over it" but because it was all of a sudden it hurt! And so the thick skin develops. But onto the highs of the month!

{Randoms via Instagram: I'm crazy because Charlie has pjs, cake pop, 
first fire of the season, cocoa with Lil Sis, Macy's Parade, movie}

Humbly Grateful (aka Highs): November is always a good month! October is my birthday, autumn begins, and it flies by all too quickly, but November holds that bit of calm before Thanksgiving and the holiday season gets underway, and I'm grateful. I took the time to reflect and be thankful, by posting my #30DaysofThankful on Instagram. I had a great Thanksgiving visiting family and it was my nephew's 4th birthday. I also hit 1000 followers on my blog and some of my biggest daily views ever! I'm also thankful for your support via visits, sweet comments, and emails. Next time, hopefully the mean comments will roll off my back.

To show my thanks, here's a giveaway, hosted by BlueBird Bride! She's offering a $20 giftcard to her shop to one lucky winner! Bluebird Bride offers a variety of necklaces and earrings, perfect for you or as a present! Just look at some of the cute pieces in her shop:






There's also the Buy 3 Get One Free special too! A little treat for everyone: save 15% off with the code FALL2012 during checkout! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below if you'd like:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway ends December 10th. GOOD LUCK!

54 comments:

  1. I love the Crystal Drop Statement Necklace, wow!

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  2. That nail polish is PERFECT for the Holiday season! Cute jewelry ;)

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  3. I like the 5 bead necklace in coral

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  4. hahah, that's so funny people gave you a hard time about it. I do always like to see a bit of a personal life just to give context to who you're talking to but much of that comes through in writing anyways! Looks like you have had a very packed and full life lately!

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  5. love that Orly polish, I'm gonna get some glitter myself today too.. and pjs too..

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  6. I would love to read about you, a lovely dose of Elle is a treat.

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  7. I like the high/low post!!! I'm sorry you had mean people comment on your blog - that is just awful... keep that pretty head high girl! You have too many fans to worry about those silly haters :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  8. I like seeing your life, so keep it coming. Do you live in Georgia? I have a friend that is from GA and loves the Dawgs. ha. Speaking of dogs, I love seeing Charlie in his pajamas!

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  9. Such a wonderful post! Really enjoyed it. x

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  10. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your world. The necklace is so pretty! Good luck to all the entrants!

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  11. I still can't believe you had such mean people visiting your blog - such jerks.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  12. I'm drooling over your nail polish collection

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  13. Look at all those nail polishes! I'm only just starting out my nail polish collection so I'm quite jealous :P

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  14. Elle, I do wish you would do of this....I love seeing my fave bloggers talk about what's happening to them:) Those haters...argh!!! I've said it before, but the anonymity of the internet seems to bring out the worst in some out there, and all we can do is just really ignore. I get them in real life, which is harder:P

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  15. Granny Sugar is thinking of you too! Your hair looks beautiful as well dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  16. I love love the double sideway cross necklace! I used to have one just like it, but it got lost at the beach this summer.

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  17. I love that sparkly red nail polish! What kind is it?

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  18. Oh i love your pup in his pj's. I just want to snuggle him.

    Tara

    http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/108304889/fall-preview-sale-ships-now-turquoise

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  20. I love her bubble necklaces, maybe I'd go for the pretty fuchsia colored one!

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  21. it makes me sad you got such nasty comments! but you seem to be moving on, and that's really motivating to watch!

    love hearing about your life here! have a great month :)

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  22. Hahaha, my friend just told me the greatest thing the other day - "Haters make me famous!" Ignore those people - your blog is about YOU and should be about whatever YOU want it to be about!

    (And I'm obsessed with your sparkly nail polish.)

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  23. Thanks for sharing more bits and pieces of your life! I love getting to know bloggers I follow.

    And while those hurtful comments suck, I hope you are able to let go of them without too much pain. If they don't like your blog, they should probably stop reading it. Jerks.

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  24. Sorry the meanies came to your blog. Don't let them get you down! You are beautiful and incredibly nice!

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  25. You are amazing!!! No bad comment will ever change that. =)

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  26. I really like the bubble bib necklaces!

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  27. Oh no hun, sorry to hear about the mean folks! As for your blog, I say do what makes you feel happy, it's your blog dear ... some prople talk about daily life or not! Keep on doing what you're doing. Happy December! xx /Madison

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  28. I love the yellow five-bead bubble.
    And the turquoise bubble pendant.

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  29. Great photos -- love the red glitter nail polish!

    & lovely giveaway. Just entered :) My favorite item is the bubble bib necklace in white!

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  30. I love this high low post. I would love a weekly feature but I'll settle for monthly. I know it's hard to brush off the mean comments sometimes but that's ok. You still know how many readers love you!

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  31. NIce pictures!

    Thanks for passing by my blog.
    Have a lovely week :)

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  32. I am a huge fan of those earrings!!

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  33. Love this post! It's always a hard thing to balance on the blog, the who,e too much/too little about your life. I probably don't share enough, but who knows. I always love seeing Charlie in Instagram, he makes me smile!

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  34. i'd love the 5 bead bubble necklace in turquoise!

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  35. i think you do an excellent job elle! your blog is about what YOU want. those pajamas for your puppy kill me. that's the cutest thing!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  36. I'm sorry you've been receiving negative comments. I think your blog is great!

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  37. I think your blog is pretty perfect- don't listen to those meanies!

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  38. You always look so put together. Hope December treats you right! ;)

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  39. my favorite piece is the Multi-Stone Drop Necklace!

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  40. http://www.etsy.com/listing/108037693/sale-last-ones-geometric-bib-necklace

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  41. The dog in christmas PJs is amazing

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  42. I love the crystal drop necklace set :)

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  43. Magenta Statement Necklace- Bib Bubble

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  44. I really like the ON SALE -Ships Now- 5 Bead Bubble Necklace- Turquoise!

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  45. Love all of the bubble necklaces -- really liking the white!

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  46. I love (LOVE!) the green geometric bib necklace!

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  47. i love the Tear Drop Faceted Statement Necklace! it's so beautiful! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    Monogrammed Tote Bag Giveaway

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  48. I really like the Faceted Multi-stone drop necklace statement necklace. it's so pretty.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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