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here we are yet again...monday. i have such a busy week ahead....school, projects, student teaching, ellen taping, maroon 5....so this week is going to be crazy, but im excited!

I had a very low key weekend, like most weekends. i like it that way.

We had beautiful weather this week...it was still a little breezy but the skys were blue. The entire gang wanted to go outside & play....& by the entire gang I mean 4 cats & 2 dogs.

The BF & I were having a lazy sunday watching the Laker game when a Chilis commercial came on, displaying all their yummy food...my mouth was watering so we decided to take the drive to Chili's since we hadn't been in forever....since I live by the beach we have to drive inland to the nearest Chili's which can be frustrating, but was so worth it in the end.

The BF got sliders with onion strings which I stole & I got bacon, ranch steak quesadillas...which was what I saw on the commercial & was just as amazing in person....& ended the night watching SNL with Justin Timberlake & Anchor Man. What did you do this weekend?

so im not a mom...yet that is...but I def have my fair share of crazy babysitting days where I feel like a mom...& by the end of the day I am a complete mess, so it always amazes me when I see certain mommy bloggers who still manage to keep it together and look amazing....& speaking of fashion savvy moms today I have a girl who doesn't even look like she's a mom, she's so youthful.  I put together some of my favorite looks of hers  -

I love her classic style & would wear every outfit she puts together. She always looks flawless. She is a new mommy with the cutest little family, but she still manges to upkeep her fabulous blog...PLUS today she's here to give you some of her BEST blogging advice. So without further ado meet ----

Hey there Messy People! I'm Sarah, the writer behind the blog Frills for Thrills where I document things that happen/don't happen to me along with my daily outfits.

 I have a cute baby and a handsome husband that sometimes make an appearance, but other than that you can expect to see pictures of me in my outfits talking about real stuff. Frills for Thrills is my only form of memory-keeping, so my content generally represents a filtered diary-- I don't share everything but I most certainly keep things real. I love blogging because, most days, it is my only form of social interaction as a stay-at-home-mom. The past few months, I've been able to pour more into my blog and have learned a few things along the way. My top three pieces of advice for a blogger are:

Be Original: When I visit your blog I want to know who you are, not who you are trying to be. Please write about what you love, not what you think other people want to read about. 

Be Nice: View other bloggers as teammates and not as competition. Believe it or not, the internet is big enough for all of us! Don't use your blog to bash people (directly or indirectly) and always be positive when leaving someone a comment. 

Be Genuine: Similar to being original, it is important to be real. I understand that some bloggers like to "keep things positive" rather than share when they're going through a hard time, but I have found that blogging through rough seasons is not only therapeutic for me, but my readers tend to connect more when I admit that life isn't as perfect as the internet makes it seem. 

To learn more about me, come visit my blog. I'd love to meet you!

Isn't she so cute? Great blogger advice too....so today because she's aaamazing Sarah is giving away a $20 to Target!!! Which is perfect because if you haven't been to Target lately they have all their spring stuff out in such beautiful bright colors!

help Kelly of Sparkles & Shoes Celebrate 1,000 followers HERE

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Vanessa Jade Smith / www.7jaded.com said...

Yay, thank you!

Andrea @ Mostly Happenstance said...

Thanks for this giveaway and introducing me to Frills for Thrills!

Southern Love/ City Lights said...

Hi! Just stopping in to say love your blog and actually also a lover of Frills for Thrills too!

Lots of love to go around!


Amy Lynn said...

Love me some Target!
Also, that food looks so good! I think I need a snack, because looking at that is going to make me fail on my diet, ha!

Jen said...

Sounds like a great weekend and all that food looks amazing. :)

Katie Did What said...

YAY Target!! I'm definitely eying some bright colored wedges for spring!


Justina L said...

Right now, I am eyeing furniture from Target because my family is moving soon and I'd like to help out :-)

Jana Faith said...

I love that she says to view other bloggers as teammates and not competition. What wisdom! Her outfits are GREAT, too. Gives me some outfit inspiration, which I love!

Caroline said...

Oh wow, she has impeccable style! :) And all that food... goodness, looks so darn good!

Shelley said...

We love Chili's and its a good thing because its one of the few restaurants here! :)

What WOULDN'T I get at Target?! I love Sarah! Been following for a long time now!

Paige Brown said...

I'm a fairly new GFC follower and now a new fan of Sarah's as well!

There is a certain black and white striped peplum tank I have been eyeing for a few weeks now...



Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

Mamma needs a new pair of shoes

Stephanie + Walter said...

lowkey weekends are my favorite. Gives you enough time to relax, enjoy yourself, and get prepared for the week ahead.

The Pink Growl said...

I love that pic of all the animals just sunbathing! Looks like a great weekend! XOXO

Lulu and Sweet Pea said...

Target has some really cute spring dishes & stuff right now....I saw a gorgeous floral serving platter I must have!

Kelly said...

thanks for giving me a new great blog to follow :) and I'm loving some of target's sandals right now - ready for spring!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

Thanks Kel for hosting such a great giveaway, I need to stock up on tights while they are on Sale at Target!

Sparkles and Shoes

Agnes Mayer said...

Love your guest blogger. I love her outfit. I can totally relate to her. I have a 4 old year son. Can't wait to check out her blog.



TheTinyHeart said...

LOVE Target...I'm obsessed with their color skinny jeans and I could always use another color!

The Tiny Heart

Michael said...

Hello perfect weekend!

Those are all excellent blogging tips in my opinion!

Nicole said...

Aaand I'm officially going to steal her hair! Love the Ombre! I was unsure of doing it, but after seeing hers, it's probably going to be the picture I show to my hairdresser. Love it! And the outfits are super cute-totally stuff I would wear.

jenna dillon said...

I would love to get a new bathing suit, Target has the most adorable ones.

Patti said...

I love the wedge shoes that I have been seeing all over! lebl9077@bellsouth.net

Niki Caron said...

I need to go to Sarah's blog ASAP! I so want to be a fashionable mom when the time comes! I loe her style!!

Niki Caron said...

I am eyeing the Maybeline Vivids right now - they are on the process of restocking and I'm getting antsy!

Jill said...

I love Target. I'm on the hunt for a lace dress or skirt this spring.

Rachel said...

new swimsuits!

Angela said...

I am eyeing some shoes: black leather flats and taupe wedge strappy sandals. I LOVE Target shoes!

Kotryna Bass said...

wow, she looks amzing!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I'm loving the recent collaboration at Target and JCPenney!

brittany t said...

oh Target! I love that store! I've been eyeing some new dresses they have. I saw this one with a denim bust and floral bottom....on the wish list! Glad you had a wonderful weekend and the food you ate..yumm :)

Samantha Curtis said...

bathing suits!!!

Samantha Curtis said...

bathing suits!!!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

Love her style!

And oh my gosh, quesadillas...my weakness. :P

Angela Peters said...

She looks awesome, going to check out her blog now!!


My-cliffnotes said...

I'm not a mom either and I really can't imagine looking out together as one. They are miracle workers for sure!

Rachel said...

I'm eyeing candles and pretty pillows. :)

Mentor Mommy of 2 said...


Meghan said...

I've been debating a keurig or an ipad ever since I won your blogiversary giveaway, choices choices choices :)

See also, first world problems :P

JenD said...

I am eyeing some light an springy clothes at Target!

JanM ♥ said...

Uhm, do I really have to choose? LOL I want a new dress!!!


Mercedes Lyne said...

I'd love a new blazer!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i <3 their jewelry dept. so fun!! ( :

Ami Church said...

Sounds like a great weekend :) I'm eying bathing suits at Target! Only a couple weeks until our Florida/Disney vacay <3

Janna Renee said...

I agree...we need to view each other as teammates! Not competition.

Kristine Foley said...

Spring dresses!!

karel said...

I need some new sandals for summer.

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