Happy Tuesday lovers!!! So today Nicholl of The Chiffon Diary & I are introducing a brand new linkup that we have created for you all to participate in every Tuesday! Since there are so many linkups out there it took us awhile to figure out something different & something that we thought you'd love to do weekly....

Okay so here's the deal...I am sure many of you have seen or heard about the fun Instagram Photo a Day Challenges...if not here's an example

Sooo I always see people saying they want to do this but they forget, or they get over it or they don't even have instagram...so we thought why not make this a weekly linkup giving you 5 challenges each week & then blog them?! Plus who doesn't like taking pictures?! So introducing the

Click A Pic Challenge!!!


*You do not have to have instagram or even an iphone to do this linkup. I was just using Instagram as an idea!

Each week we will post the 5 challenges for you...& you choose what to take them with, your iphone, your amazing professional camera, your disposable one...and then, you post them on your blog, link up and use the button so everyone can see them! 

So here are the first 5 challenges & then come back next Tuesday & link up with us! Each Tuesday the new challenges will be posted giving you a week to work on them! I really hope you will all linkup & spread the word!

So all you gotta do is click a pic for each challenge & next Tuesday August 7 linkup with us!!! We hope you'll all join in on the fun!! Spread the word & get to clickin'!

 Enter my H&M Gold Layered Necklace Giveaway HERE



oh you fancy

So it's Monday yet again....i hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! If you were away from blogland this weekend don't forget to enter my gold layered necklace giveaway HERE

Today I want to introduce you to a very cool & fabulous girl! She works for a pretty awesome business that some of you also partner with so without further ado

I am honored to be the spotlighted sponsor on Kelly's blog! My name is Amy Geis and I am an independent stylist for Stella & Dot. This fun and trendy jewelry is seen on celebs like Kelly Clarkson, Katherine Heigl, and our First Lady Michelle Obama. I love Stella & Dot because it's affordable and dresses up any outfit. Besides being a stylist, I am a kindergarten teacher in the area. I like to think I impact America's future while being properly accessorized by Stella & Dot. Please contact me to schedule a trunk show!

If you are interested in purchasing any jewelry, want to host a trunk show or just check out all the fabulous pieces you can contact Amy at her Stella & Dot website www.stelladot.com/amygeis

If you have yet to check out all the amazing merchandise Stella & Dot carries then you need to head over there right now & maybe you wanna host a trunk show....& I know when you do, there's some perks for you!

I still have some large & x-small ad space available...Use the promo code MESSY to get $5 off the large ads...my XS ads are ONLY $5.....Also if you are really looking to expand your blog viewership & gain a lot more traffic then I would really recommend checking out my XL Sponsor Spotlight ad....you're the star of my blog a few times during the month...its a great way to get yourself out there! You can check out all that info HERE & see what a few fellow bloggers have said about sponsoring me!

Okay that's it for today....BUT tomorrow Nicholl of The Chiffon Diary & I are revealing our brand new linkup that we have been working on for over a month now....we wanted to think of something no one has done yet, but something that could be done weekly, but also gave you a little challenge, because as you all know I love challenges so be sure to come back because we are SO excited about it!!



you know you want it

soooo as you know I just reached 800 followers & i couldn't be more thankful for you guys & all the support I get from everyone...

so to say thank you I thought I'd give something away! Since neon is still a big craze & everybody loves jewelry today I've got something fun for you...& i know some of you don't have H&Ms where you live so this will be exciting for you because its brand new from H&M....

This necklace is GOLD

Super cute though right?! so since this is just my personal giveaway I'm not going to bother with the rafflecopter...this giveaway is open to EVERYONE

Follow my blog via GFC...where it says Join the Mess on my sidebar

"LIKE" my Facebook Page below or HERE


Tweet, Facebook, or Blog about the giveaway tagging MessyDirtyHair

Follow me on Twitter HERE

Follow me on Bloglovin HERE

Follow me on Instagram @MessyDirtyHair

So if you do every single additional entry that gives you 5 points!

Please leave only ONE comment saying you want to be entered & what entries you did & please leave your email. Again only ONE comment is necessary. Please do not comment with each entry that you did.

Good luck lovers!

Sponsor Me! $5 off Large Ads using the Promo code MESSY...Join the Mess!



oh no she didnt!

hellllo lovers! Its finally Friday! Just want to say hello to my new followers...so excited to have you join the messy family! I can't believe I've reached 800, thank you everyone for your continuous support. I cannot say it enough! AND as promised I will be having a "yay I reached 800 giveaway!" starting Saturday or Monday...hmmm what do you think?

This was sent to a woman at work...we're calling it a 'flowertini'
ok moving on....it's just another day of Friday Letters, linking up with Ashley....so enough of my blabbing lets write some letters!


dear boyfriend: i am so excited for your new endeavor starting tomorrow! i am beyond proud of you & I know you're going to do amazing!

dear football season: words cannot describe how excited i am that you're almost here! training camp has started ..& its already all over sports center...fall you're so close I can taste it

dear anne: thank you for the fabulous necklace! it was so much fun to swap with you & thank you Shanna for coordinating this fun bauble swap!

dear mcdonalds: now that my stitches have been removed I'm ready to eat & I'm coming for you...One double quarter pounder w/ cheese pleaseee!


dear sister: so excited you're coming home tonight! cant wait to go to the fair with you tonight & to see bently&taylor....well yeah!

dear kristen stewart: what are you doing?! i always stuck up for you when people put you down & said you were weird...& now you've become a cheater, I'm sorry Kristen, but i don't have your back anymore.


dear dolce, pumpkin, maxx, lucy, louis & summer: you make my life better.  you are the definition of happiness to me

top left to right: Lucy, Maxx, Louis, Summer, Pumkin & Dolce

dear modern family cast: seriously? suing because you want MORE money? as if you don't already make enough....#greedy


okay that's it for today loves! coming up this next week we've got 800 Follower Giveaway, Social Sunday, Sponsor Spotlight...& some fashion...see ya later 



take your top off

Happy Thursday everyone....& Happy Anniversary Its Ok Thursday!!! Today is 1 year since Neely & Amber started this super fun linkup! When I started blogging this was one of the very first linkups I did because I always loved seeing it in Glamour Magazine....so help celebrate & linkup today!


Its Ok Thursdays

Its Ok to be annoyed when the checker in the grocery line questions you about your purchases....I'm sorry checker, I don't see why it's your business as to why I'm buying 5 packs of sunflower seeds...

via...& this haha!

Its Ok to start budgeting, but buy yourself a new pair of shoes this past weekend....i know Janna #fail 


Its Ok to think of reasons/excuses why you should buy something.....right Chantelle?


Its Ok to stay in your PJ'S alllllll day when you're off....& not shower either. That's right people I do that sometimes...& yes I go out of the house in them too!


Its Ok to get upset when someone copies an idea of yours


Its Ok to cancel previously made plans because you're just too tired to move


Its Ok to have your Starbucks already made for you when you get there...& not feel bad about it


Its Ok to wanna buy Nike shoes, even though you don't work out, at all....hey they're like wearing foam!


Its Ok to be drama


Its Ok to text someone after they call you because, really you just don't like talking on the phone anymore


& lastly of course

Its Ok to have MESSY. DIRTY.HAIR......embrace the mess. 


 Whats ok with you today? Don't forget to enter a few giveaways I am apart of HERE & HERE....& see you tomorrow for Friday Letters!



The Messy Challenge.....& christmas?

hellllllo lovers!!! okay so today has been a long time coming....as many of you know I don't wash my hair that often....i embrace the mess...I'm not going to get into the whole story of why again but if you're new here & wanna know the whole story on embracing the mess then you can check that out HERE...

Sooo I thought it would be fun to have a little challenge & challenge whomever to see how long they could go without washing their hair....I wanted to see how many of you actually could step out of your skin & embrace the imperfections in life.....here's what they had to do...

Go as long as you can without washing your hair & then send me a picture of you embracing the mess & let me know what day you are on...
 Embracing the mess means NO washing your hair in the shower with water, dry shampoo is okay {if you must}...even if it’s one day no washing you are still embracing the mess!

I was SO impressed with the girls who participated! Some are bloggers, some aren't. But it was so wonderful to see so many of you embrace your messy hair! And all of these girls deserve a shout out because I know not washing your hair is not something done easily! So meet

The Messy Challenge Girls

Starting from the top left to the right we've got

Tab @ My Cliffnotes ...went 4 days!

An old friend of mine from elementary school Christie O'Keefe...went 7 days!!

The fabulous Haley from Lincoln Street Boutique...went 3 days!

Lizette @ Wilson 2...went 3 days!

Nadine @ Back East Blonde...went 4 days!

Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek....went 2 days!

Alana @ Life & Times of the Intelligent Blonde...went 10 days!!!!

Jessica @ Avant-Garde Living...went 5 days!!

Nikki @ Makeup Her...went 9 days!!!

Jen @ Boys will be Boys...went 5 days!!

Melissa @ A Life in the Life of a Mom & Wife...went 3 days!!!

Janna @ Perception is Everything...went 7 days!!

Me...went 7 days!

Nicholl @ The Chiffon Diary...went 7 days!

My sister Ashley went 6 days!!

& last but defiantly not least

My lover Chantelle @ Shopping for Distractions...went 6 days!!!

A BIG thank you to all the girls for participating! I think you all look fabulous embracing the mess!

So who is our lucky winner that went the longest?!?! Well that would be

Alana at Life & Times of the Intelligent Blonde!!! She went 10 days!!!! And even better she documented every single day....& blogged about it...so you can read about what she did each day & her tips on maintaining messy hair HERE

So that’s it for today lovers! The Messy Challenge will be back in the future for anybody who wants to take on the challenge & embrace messy hair!


So I participated in Christmas in July hosted by Alyx over at Every Day is a New Adventure.....I knew it was something i had to do because I LOVE Christmas time! It's pretty simple - we got paired up with someone & sent them a gift! I got paired up with the adorable Jessica of Jessica Who?....& look at all she sent me!
 Headband, Starbucks Cup, Maui Babe Tanning Lotion! I die! THANK YOU Jessica & Merry July Christmas!!!

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hear me growl

Happy Tuesday!! So today I have one of my favorite ladies to intorduce you to...I am sure a lot of you already know her but she's got a super adorable, fun, lifestyle blog that I enjoy reading daily...not to mention a freaking prescious dog! I thought it would be fun to ask her a few questions too so without further ado...

Hi y'all! I'm Nikki and I blog over at The Pink Growl. My blog explores the everyday adventures of a Southern belle wanna be. I'm a girly girl, soon-to-be cop's wifey, doggy mama, and Vol for life. If it glitters, is gold or growls then I probably love it. I keep it real on my blog talking about everything from weight issues, the urge to get married & reproduce, planning my wedding and any random crazy ideas that comes into my head. Come on over and help me figure things out, one normal girl struggle at a time!

What is something we don't know about you but you think we should?
Something not many people know about me, and I probably should be ashamed of is the fact that I didn't learn how to ride a bike without training wheels until I was 11. I know shameful right? I think it's funny! My brother was 7 at the time and he would fly by me and my dad would still be pushing me around the yard. Yep...that's me!

If you won the lottery what 3 things would you do first?
Oh my! I would probably pee my pants first. Then I would take our family & close friends to Hawaii so we could get married there, and I would bring Jagged Edge because they sing "our song" and I've always wanted them to sing at our wedding. Then I would buy a lake house here at my favorite cove and have a Pomeranian farm there. I dream big!

Why did you start blogging & what are you hoping to get out of blogging?
I started my blog last September, but I didn't really blog regularly until probably November/December. I've been reading blogs for years, but just never took the plunge to start my own. I hoped that my sense of humor would rely on my blog and I could make people laugh. Of course I always want my readers to fall in love with Tilly and just meet new girls that I can share things with. So far, so good! :)

don't you just love her already?! ok so what are you waiting for?! go & check out Nikki and her adorable dog! Show her some love & let her know Messy.Dirty.Hair. sent you!!

see you guys tomorrow for The Messy Challenge Reveal!!




all the cool kids are doing it

hi lovers! okay so I feel a little weird doing a post about this...but it seems to be a good way to get all the info out at once...sooooooo

Since starting Messy.Dirty.Hair. only 6 months ago, I am still shocked by how fast my blog has grown in such a short time. I get about 50-75 new followers a month & my stats are increasing daily...its been crazy, but im SO thankful.....so let me help your blog/shop get out there!

When you sponsor MessyDirtyHair it isn't about how many followers I can get or increasing my blog traffic. Its about YOU & YOUR BLOG/SHOP!
  Messy.Dirty.Hair. started on February 28, 2012.

The Dirty Details as of July 23, 2012

769 GFC followers
14,000+ Monthly Page Views
 720 Readers by FeedBurner
 600-1,000 Daily Page Views
150+ Email Subscribers
 932 Twitter Followers
970+ Pinterest Followers
514 Personal Facebook Followers
334 Facebook Page Likes
311 Instagram Followers
55 Bloglovin’ Followers
 49 Tumblr Followers
53,000+ Total Page Views

"Kelly was such a pleasure to sponsor. Not only did my traffic increase, but she was supportive, open to ideas and so creative and fun to work with. I not only had a great blogging month, but made a great friend."

Messy.Dirty.Hair. also has a mini celebrity following, including Camille Grammar who follows Messy.Dirty.Hair. on Twitter & even makes time to read my blog!
I think the main point I want to get across about sponsoring is how much focus will be on you & your blog/shop.

In the past I have sponsored some really wonderful girls blogs & continue too, but I have also sponsored blogs in the past & have felt like they were more concerned with using my sponsor/giveaway as a way to increase their blog followers & traffic. I have also sponsored blogs where I felt I didn’t even know the person I was sponsoring because they were so impersonal....& even worse, I have sponsored bloggers that didn’t even make the time to come to my blog & actually follow along. I understand if these aren’t your type of blogs you normally read but I feel if someone is paying you for your support & help that you should at least make the effort to get to know them & their blog/shop...

That’s why when you sponsor me the focus will be about you & your blog/shop. How can we make your blog/shop grow? 

Sponsor Messy.Dirty.Hair. & let me show you what it's like to work with someone focused on YOUR success not theirs.

Since The Messy Project has had such a huge turn out I thought I would offer a package deal with includes being apart of The Messy Project & Sponsoring my blog!

The Messy Package is $50.00 & Includes:

-Be Apart of The Messy Project...more info HERE
-Personal Blog Intro
-Logo on Sidebar & Shuffled for Maximum Exposure – 275x250
-Host a Giveaway
-Personal Social Media Shout Outs

I have a few different options you can choose from & you can check out all of that information HERE

will YOU join the mess?



happiness is louis vuitton

Hello lovers! Happy Sunday! You guessed it…just another day of Sunday Social with Ashley & Neely….. today we’re talking about my favorite thing ever – PURSES!!!

I know every girl has one thing that they are obsessed with. Whether it be shoes, purses, scarf’s, jeans, jackets, jewelry…there is always something we love the most….& mine is purses. I can’t get enough.  So let’s get social!

Sunday Social
Favorite handbag you've ever owned

Well it always changes but as of right now it would be my cross body Louis Vuitton that I got a few years ago in Hawaii. I couldn’t love this bag more. It’s easy to carry, it holds a lot & I love the way it lays. Everybody should own some type of cross body!
circa 2010
Dream handbag you lust over
Chanel Large Flap Bag with Silver Chain.…& it will be mine one day...


Daily essentials in your purse or work bag
Wallet, cell phone, chap stick, business cards, mirror, perfume, ibprophian, SUNGLASSES....I can't go anywhere w/o them...people see me more with them on than off.
What's in your purse (with pictures)
There's a lot of crap in my purse…let me show you -

-Sunglasses in case
-lint roller
-brush w/ mirror
-gum & floss picks
-perfume roll on
-business cards & holder
-lipstick, lip gloss & chap stick
-pocket knife
-rubber bands & bobby pins
-allergy medicine
-doggy bags...there's a fun story behind this one
-paper & pens
-portable usb

So that’s what is in my bag at the moment…..what’s in yours? What is your dream bag? ….ok that’s it for today lovers have a great rest of your weekend!

Also The Messy Project is booked for the rest of the year…I couldn’t be more excited! I am taking reservations for January 2013 so let me know if you want to be on the list! Just know there is a price change with the New Year, check out the details HERE

Check out a huge giveaway I am apart of HERE...I'm giving away a mini tanning package!




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