new year and a winner.

 Happy 2010!  Today marks a new year, but it’s also giveaway day!  I’m going to announce the winner of my very first giveaway, but first, I thought I’d show you my complete New Year’s Eve ensemble, since I had some requests.

{sequin top + black cardi + black skinnies + shiny shoes + hair feather}
{Peacock hair feather}
{handsome hubby.  I finally convinced him tp wear this cardigan I got him months ago.}

We had fun at our friends’ get-together.  We played games and Andy’s sister Kristen and I rocked everyone at this game called “celebrity”.  I’m pretty much the most un-competitive person you’ll ever meet, but for some reason this game brought it out in me.  We also played a bunch of other games but this was my favorite :).  Thanks for hosting Andy and Elisha!

{Craig rocking the bass while playing Rock Band.}

{ringing in the new year with sparklers!}

{happy 2010!}

OK…now on to the giveaway.  I had initially planned on using to choose the winner, but some people commented more than once which threw a wrench into my plan, so I decided to go the old-fashioned route…. writing everyone’s names down on slips of paper and drawing them our of a hat…or rather a bag since I couldn’t find a proper hat for the job.

{all the entries.}
{putting them in the bag.}
{and the winner is….}

Congrats Cheri.  E-mail me your address ( and let me know if you want a canvas or a tote bag with your necklace and also let me know what letter you’d like on it.

Thank you all for entering the giveaway.  I wish I could give a gift to everyone, but sadly I don’t have that much time for crafting (or that much money for shipping!).   I’m hoping to do more giveaways in the near future, because I had a lot of fun with this one, and I’m on a jewelry making kick, so keep your eyes peeled.  Hope you all had a happy New Year’s.  Can’t wait to read about it on your blogs!


  1. You look so fabulous! I do adores sequins. And your hubs looks simply adorable!

  2. Sounds like you had a good time. It’s always fun to ring in the New Year with good friends and good games. You looked lovely, you really pulled off the feather and sequins. Happy New Year!

  3. I’ve decided today to visit a few people I’ve never met before. Just stopping by to say Happy New Year!!

  4. what a cute outfit! I really like the hairpiece! Super sweet!

  5. congrats to the winner! and you look so cute! i love it! you totally pulled the feathers! happy new year!

  6. CUTE cute outfit!

  7. thank you for the nice comment! i’m glad you had a nice new year’s eve 🙂

  8. oh too bad that i didn’t get that giveaway 🙂 but i had a chance to know you via that so it doesn’t matter 🙂 seems you had a great time with your friends. wish i could do the same.. anywayzz..


  9. Love the sequins. And I love the peacock feather head band. You are gorgeous and your husband too.

    Congrats on the winner.

    PS… I appreciate the “I can handle the truth” insights. Happy new year. xoxo

  10. happy happy new year!

    your outfit was tres chic… i am coveting those shoes big time.

  11. yay for Cheri! that is awesome. and i love your new years outfit! soo cute! i love that you got craig a cardigan. i would get sean one but know he would probably never ever wear it! craig looks good in it though! you guys are adorable. sounds like you had an awesome new years! and i have never heard of that game before, but maybe i will have to check it out! oh and i am the one who commented like a million times on your giveaway oops! sorry haha! i just can’t control my commenting sometimes.

    anyway, love ya lo! hope you have a great weekend!

  12. I feel pretty famous just seeing my name written backwards. Woot woot!

  13. you look so adorable in your outfit! glad your new years was fun, and congrats to the winner <3

  14. you’re such a hottie! happy new years! 🙂 awesome giveaway! can’t wait for the next one!

  15. …can’t believe I WON!! But I’m so thrilled 🙂 I feel so lucky. I think is a good omen for 2010!! 🙂 And I love the Peacock feathers.

  16. Your outfit is DARLING! So cute!

  17. You look gorgeous and hubs looks cute in the cardigan! Good job lol.

    Yay congrats to Cheri and I’m so glad you had a fun night.

    Happy 2010!

  18. haha, i love that you wrote each and every entry out! yay for the winner. love your outfit and really like the hub’s too!

  19. great outfit! happy new year! to 2010 being the best yet.

    xo Niki

  20. Cute outfit! Love the feathers. 🙂

  21. You and your hubby are he cutest. 🙂 I love when I see bloggers posts pics of their hubbys too… (I’m guilty of that.. hee hee).. Hope you have a great 2010!!!

    Love & Aloha, S

  22. thank you SO much! I think YOUR blog is adorable! 😀

  23. Great pics! You and your hubby make a darn cute couple! I’m in PDX as well, funny, funny 🙂

    Congrats to the winner!

  24. HAPPY NEW YEAR! looks like yall had fun and the outfits were so cute! whats that game you speak of?
    anyway CONGRATS CHERI!

  25. love the feather in your hair!!

  26. it has been a long long while since i’ve played with sparklers! seeing that pic (so very well-taken) reminded me of my childhood days. dad used to buy them & my bro & myself used to play them over @ the park near our old house. it was all so fun, those younger days… i’m sure ur new year celebration was huge fun & that the new year will be all sparkly for u n ur loved ones =D

    haha i spotted my name @ the top right hand corner! how very interesting… congrats to the winner!

  27. Lucky Cheri!

    I am seriously impressed at how many comments your blog is getting each day! Way to go, Lauren!

  28. The outfit was pretty adorable! We’re so glad you guys came over for New Years Eve! Now that the Christmas/Mandi&Ian Wedding Craziness/Holiday busyness is over, we need to get together for dinner/hang out time. I’m thinking maybe we should indulge our foodie sides and try a new restaurant? Any new places that you’ve been wanting to try?

  29. Celebrity game sounds so fun! How do you play? Love the peacock feathers!

  30. happy new year!
    i love that your husband were a cardigan.
    i like men in cardigan, for sure…

    my husband and i have a small obsession with cardigans…. 🙂

  31. aw I love your outfit you look so pretty!!

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