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Giveaway: York Designs Cuff

York Design Co needlepoint cuff giveaway - leopard

I’m delighted to partner with a local DC designer for today’s giveaway. Laura DiLibero of York Designs makes these beautiful and personalized needlepoint cuff bracelets. Aren’t they so cute? The winner of this giveaway will get to work with Laura to pick out their favorite cuff.

York Design Co needlepoint cuff giveaway - Nikki's pearl cuff

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below telling me know your favorite fall accessory. For an extra entry, like York Designs on Facebook, and let me know you did so in your comment. I’ll announce a winner next week. Good luck!

York Design Co needlepoint cuff giveaway

{Top and bottom images from York Designs, middle image taken by me on instagram}

Blogging Girl + a Winner!

Office Supplies from Marie Claire - typewriter, jewelry

Hello from NYC! Today I’m attending Alt Summit and I’m so looking forward to learning from some experts and meeting new friends! Follow along with my adventures on twitter – I’m sure I’ll be sharing tips and photos of cute & colorful blogger outfits.

Also, I want to congratulate Lyndsey, the winner of the purple Angela & Roi bag! Check for a email from me soon.

If you didn’t win, don’t forget you can still get 10% off one Angela & Roi purchase until September 16th. Just enter the discount code CUPCAKES when checking out.

{image thanks to: Marie Claire}

Le Repose

Paris cafe coffee notebook moleskin France

This week I was transported back to life before blogging. I took a little break. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t want to. But honestly, it was lovely.

I got together with my three best girlfriends whom I studied abroad with in Paris. We all brought our moleskin journals that we wrote it almost every day while in France. We documented stories and quotes, fears and silly dreams. It was all there. We reread them out loud and laughed so hard about Berlin bar crawls, our host families quirks, and outrageous things said over too much wine and too little sleep. Our trip didn’t involve tweets, and we don’t have our crappy little French pay-by-the-minute phones with text records. Our four months in Paris live together in five collective notebooks. Seriously, how special is that?

It was refreshing to go back to that. Except for a few instagrams here and there – did you see all the meat I ate in Texas?? – we went back to enjoying each other, exploring, and falling over laughing.

I didn’t get frustrated at myself for not reading any blogs. My feed currently says I have 2945 unread posts. I stopped feeling guilty for not posting every day. I’ll get back into it and pick up just where I left off as soon as I’m back in DC. It’s going to be ok.

Have you taken a break away from something that’s such a big part of your life before? Even if it’s for a day…I totally recommend it. You’ll return inspired and motivated. And will have a little more appreciation for life’s simpler pleasures. La vie douce.

{Image by me}

Happy Weekend {and a winner!}

food blogging weekend

My weekend is starting early today. I’ll be spending the next three days volunteering at the food blogging conference Eat, Write, Retreat. I volunteered last year too and it was a fantastic experience. I’m looking forward to learning a few new things and meeting other bloggers, while helping out with all the behind the scenes event coordinating. It should be another successful conference! Stay tuned to my twitter/instagram for scenes from Eat, Write, Retreat!

Also, as promised, a winner was randomly picked for this Stephanie Johnson pouch giveaway:

giveaway winner Congrats Rosa! You should have an email heading your way!

Have a fantastic weekend friends, and I’ll see you on the other side! xo

{Image thanks to: Design Sponge, What Katie Ate}

Monday Giveaway

good morning gorgeous

Happy Monday, friends. I’m less than thrilled for the week to begin again, so I’m kicking it off with a giveaway. One of my favorite DC bloggers, Lara from the Glossarie just celebrated three years of blogging with a fab little party last week. She so kindly gave us little makeup bags full of her favorite goodies and gave me an extra one to share with one of you!

stephanie johnson makeup bag

This Stephanie Johnson mini pouch (filled with some of Lara’s favorite beauty products!) can be yours in just a few simple steps:

  1. Like the glossarie and Cupcakes for Breakfast on Facebook.
  2. Leave a comment below to let me know that you did so!
the glossarie giveaway stephanie johnson

I’ll announce a winner on Friday. Happy Monday and have a great week!

*Update: The contest no longer includes voting for Lara in the Allure Beauty Blogger contest, but all previous entries will still be considered. 4/30/12 3:45pm

{Image thanks to: the Love Shop}