Jun 27, 2011

little joys from the week & a note on sponsored posts

Happy Monday, or should I say - I hope this week goes by quickly?! I certainly do because in less than a week I'm headed to CA to see my love and have some fun in the sun! Yaaay! This time I'll be gone for about three weeks. I have some more exciting news but I'll leave that until the end of the post, he he. 

I've noticed that I do a lot of posts on my "little joys," and I always manage to run out of a title to come up with. So instead I'm just going to name my posts every time little joys from the week, so that it's easy to locate this sort of post. It probably doesn't make any difference to you, ha ha, but I almost considered a link up. But - I thought it would be fun to do this sort of post more often. ;)

I would like to note something about my sponsored posts. You may have noticed that sometimes I have links in my posts to a company site or I might do a Giveaway, or review from a certain company from time to time. The Possessionista put it perfectly so I am going to link to her post, but in other words, I WILL NOT sponsor a company I don't feel comfortable sponsoring. I have to believe in their products, and especially because I've been in advertising, I don't like to steer people in the wrong direction just for earning supplemental income. So you will never see a sponsored link, etc. that I don't support and/or love. I will continue to be honest with you in regards to my thoughts on style, fashion, and life. Also - I definitely will not allow this blog to become full of sponsored posts all of the time. It is after all my blog, and I would never want to bombard you with only sponsored posts.

Okay...so on to some happiness!

These past few weeks (decided to cover a combo of two weeks' happenings) has been a mixture of outings with my mom, a BBQ in the sun, and a bunch of other fun things that have made me extremely happy. Let me show you some pictures! ;)
While my dad and brother were away fishing, my mom and I had a girl's weekend. We went shopping and I fell in love with these maxi dresses at Anthropologie. Just gorgeous! I've been seeing a lot of rainbow colors, which makes me extremely happy. 
We also went to this darling vintage shop that was a little bit of a drive away but so worth it! I spoiled myself with a cupcake - I of course got the turquoise one, and my mom got a decorated sugar cookie. Delicious! The shop was full of beautiful decorations, such as this paper dress form.
I'm currently in love with my new Ritzy Misfit necklace, which I so happened to locate in the boutique that we went to! I had no idea that she is actually located in my home town, which made sense why the store owner had a pretty selection to choose from! Aww, S for Sierra of course.
Last week after a rain shower that we had, we were greeted with the most beautiful sunset. I couldn't get over all of the gorgeous colors!!
Yesterday my family and I had a BBQ on our back porch and made hot dogs with all of the fixings! You better believe that I put chili and onions on mine, as you can see above. It was sooo good!
On Saturday I pampered my car, Ariel. Yes, I named my car. Can you guess why Ariel? Because I love Disney so much, I thought of Ariel because the red color reminds me of Ariel's red hair from The Little Mermaid. Feel free to laugh. I usually don't like to mention my car on my blog because I don't want to come across as being materialistic, but I really do love my car. It was my dream car and I'm so happy that I got it right after college. I got it waxed, cleaned, and my oil changed. Ariel is one happy car now!
So now on to more happy news! I will be getting away with BK twice while I'm in CA. First we will be headed to Northern CA and then...we will be going to Vegas for 4 days!! We are going to watch some shows and just walk around, having fun.
BK and I were hoping to make Europe happen, but Europe is going to have to wait because my passport expired and from my knowledge it takes a while to renew, so that is something I'll need to do. I don't mind going to Las Vegas though; we always have fun there. Trips are always a blast to me!

I hope you have a fabulous week and remember to find some little joys to make you smile!
P.S. Please enter into my current Giveaway for a Color Me Mine $30 gift card HERE and it has very low entries right now, which means a greater chance for you to win! ;)

26 comments :

  1. Vegas? Oh, I am majorly jealous! It's the happiest place on earth:) I cannot wait to hear all about your time!

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  2. Those dresses are gorgeous! And that cupcake is too adorable. I totally understand about not sponsoring a company unless you are comfortable with them, I feel the exact same way!

    Haha, I pampered my car this weekend too. It always makes me feel better when she is squeaky clean. ;-)

    Happy Monday, Sierra!

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  3. I'm so excited for you and your little CA/NV adventures!!! Yay. And yes, Europe better wait till next June!! Okay???? Yeah ok!! ;)

    xoxo

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  4. How cool! I have a ritzy misfit necklace too! :) Mine is light blue with an A on it.

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  5. Thank you for your comments! Enjoy your upcoming trips! It's nice having vacations to look forward to :)

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  6. I'm about to take a very similar location to Vegas and northern California, yay!

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  7. I'm about to take a very similar location to Vegas and northern California, yay!

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  8. Looks like you had a great day with your mom! :) Love the name of your car lol! Ariel is such a great name. Someday when you come up to SF we will have to meet and have sushi! Have fun with your love! :) XX

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  9. Those cupcakes are so pretty! And look so yummy. :) I love your car. You're lucky to have such a nice one! Haha.

    And I'm totally jealous of your upcoming trip to Vegas! xoxo

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  10. Cali AND Vegas...geez you lucky lady! Sounds like an AMAZing time. So excited for you that you get to spend 3 whole weeks with him..I'm jealous!! And looks like you've been quite busy! I think I need to join you in your life and join in on all the fun! I have major, major, major catching up to do on your blog. Lovely to see you are doing well!

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  11. Cali AND Vegas...geez you lucky lady! Sounds like an AMAZing time. So excited for you that you get to spend 3 whole weeks with him..I'm jealous!! And looks like you've been quite busy! I think I need to join you in your life and join in on all the fun! I have major, major, major catching up to do on your blog. Lovely to see you are doing well!

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  12. I love those dresses, the cupcakes and that necklace is so pretty.

    I'm glad you get to spend some time away with your guy. I'm sure it will be utterly fabulous! And Europe would be even better :) Yay for travel.

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  13. Agreed On sponsored posts and I heart Vegas!!

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  14. I loveeeeee Vegas! So much fun! The cupcakes look so yummy!

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  15. Those are seriously gorgeous pictures! They brought a smile to my face - thanks!

    Happy you and the bf get to spend some quality time together and in such fun locations :)

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  16. I like healthy sponsored posts, just hate when that's all they become and I lose the voice of the blog author whom I used to love. Other than that, a healthy balance is good :) how fun about your CA trip!!! Vegas and NOR Cal and your man? Amazing.

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  17. Perfect name for the car, love it!
    -Jessica & Holly
    Etsy.com/shop/chezjolly

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  18. Yay, California :) My red car is named Lola. After the "she was a showgirl" song, ha!

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  19. Oh my goodness how exciting! This post was awesome - the dresses are gorgeous, those cupcakes look and sound delicious, and you get to spend a whole lot of time with BK! Yay!!!! :0)

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  20. Well, now I want a cupcake. Sigh. And I can see in the corner that you just worked out. So I should probably work out after that. Gee, Sierra, why don't you just plan my whole day for me??? Lol.

    You know, I've never been to Las Vegas. I'll be excited to hopefully see pictures here when you get back!

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  21. I love all of your little joys! :) Sometimes, it truly is the small things in life. I am so excited for you and your upcoming trip to CA! Vegas will be amazing, and Nor Cal... amazing, too!! Can't wait for your recaps. Hope you're doing well, my friend!

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  22. Beautiful photos! The cupcakes.. mmmm mmm mmm! I want :) Enjoy your Vegas trip!!

    xo katie elizabeth
    ohheyylife.blogspot.com

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  23. That looks like my kinda weekend! Shopping and cupcakes!

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  24. SO awesome!!! I always love reading your blog and the colorful pictures always give me a lift. It is great to have some time to catch up here.
    Northern Cali and Vegas = the best! I want your life. lol
    Have a wonderful trip with BK. And definitely check out The Encore!
    ENJOY!!! :)

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  25. That was from me.. TCG!
    Have fun, my friend!

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