Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Smurfs and Just Dance 3

Okay, we all grew up with these little blue guys (well, I guess we don't want to leave out Smurfette- gal!), so when the new movie came out, I was excited. But, taking three kids to the movie theatre is simply not in our frugal budget, so we usually wait for it to come out on bluray to watch on our huge LED tv and surround sound! Besides, it's much better when I can pause the movie for them to tinkle ;) So, getting picked to host this party from Crowdtap was awesome! Due to my finals, we actually had to wait to have the party till after it had been out for a bit, but that didn't matter because we all had a great time! We actually mixed it up a little and played Just Dance 3 on the Kinect as well (another party hosted from House Party) and I think everyone had a great time! My younger children attending (ages 3 & 5 really didn't watch the movie, but the older children in the group (7, 11 & 12) really watched the whole thing and I actually enjoyed it as well. It was a really cute and funny movie, great for the whole family! Just Dance 3 was perfect too, it really loosened everything up for everyone at the beginning and got everyone mingling and having fun together. I love doing this stuff! :)

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January means SWEATERS!

 Get Cute and Cozy at Old Navy’s Bundle-Up Bash!
I know a lot of the country has already had snow, but as I sit here on December 31st typing, it is going to be 65 degrees today. Not exactly sweater and scarf weather. So, while I loved this hosted party from Old Navy and Crowdtap, I can't really give a good impression of my outfits till it starts to finally get cold here in Lexington, SC- usually mid January and February, maybe some in March. While it stinks to only get about 3 months of the year to be able to wear all that Cute & Cozy warmness from Old Navy, it is nice that I don't wear it out in one season, and of course most of Old Navy's pieces are basic classics with a flair, so I don't have to worry too much about them going out of style. So, with that being said, I was still excited to try out the new sweaters and accessories from Old Navy and share them with 3 of my friends. I choose to take some of my favoritest people in the world that I love the most, which are, my bestie Crystal, my mom Pam, and my hopefully-soon-to-be sister-in-law Kellie. This has probably been my favorite hosted party yet!

We started out by all meeting together at my house and riding together. We grabbed a quick lunch, and headed up to our local Old Navy store. I think it was really cool to already get together talking about what our ideal outfit for the winter was. It was interesting to talk to my friends/family about what their style and preferences were. I like to feel "well put together"- you know, like everything was made to go together in an outfit. It just...fits. Anyway. When we arrived, Crystal tried to get hit by a car by taking this picture and posting it to here is our "before" picture...laughing at her! :D
Okay, so moving on, we all went our separate ways almost immediately. It's funny how different we all are! I had a huge stack almost immediately, but I was having some issues finding sizes. I think that can be absolutely THE MOST frustrating thing about shopping anywhere- not having all the sizes in stock. I know they can't have tons of merchandise on the shelves, but it is highly aggravating. Good thing I like online shopping- I found quite a few things not in my size that I grabbed online at Old Navy's website when I got home!

Almost all of really liked the Double V-Neck Pullovers and we all really liked the Scarves, but I ended up grabbing a hat  as well as some Popcorn Sweater Boots to pull my whole outfit together. I also went with the Sweetheart Skinny Jeans in Sterling Grey. I really like the cut of these, they fit really well on me and I don't feel like my (ahem) crack is showing all the time. I don't like really high cut pants either, but I can't be a mom in jeans that every time I bend or squat, my bootie is flashing everyone behind me. Anyway, you will see more of Old Navy's Winter selections in the slideshow below! :)
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And of course, here is a few of the sweaters and accessories I've bought since hosting this party...I actually have a few more, but my gray sweater cardigan and Old Navy trouser jeans were dirty, so they missed out on the fun! :)

Now if we could just see some colder weather! 
*Hoping for some snow!*
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