March 30, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream Blogger Meet-up

Two weeks ago, I was able to go to the fourth #azbloggermeetup. Camille started the meet-ups a little over a year ago and I'm so glad I've been able to attend since the beginning. It's crazy to see how much our group has grown in such a short amount of time. Yay for bloggers!

This meet-up we had a theme of  A Midsummer Night's Dream. Spring dresses and flower crowns were the expected attire and we spent our time outside in the gorgeous Arizona weather. We drank out of mason jars with striped straws (necessity at any blogging event) and the food... oh my goodness, the food. Nothing Bundt Cake donated two cakes to the event and oh my gosh. Heavenly. You need this cake in your life. Seriously. Go find Nothing Bundt Cake now.

And without further ado, pictures.


March 24, 2014

Why I Love Bloglovin'

Do you remember a few months back when the rumor was started that Google Reader was going to bite the dust? There was a wide-spread panic throughout blogging-land and many jumped ship over to Bloglovin' as an alternative RSS feed. I technically followed some blogs on Google Reader, but I never really used it because the few times I did open it, I was too overwhelmed by ALL THE BLOGS that I would soon exit out of the screen. But being the follower that I am, I decided to do what the cool kids were doing and get myself a Bloglovin' account. I signed up and I. LOVE. IT. 

Here are some of the reasons why Bloglovin' rocks.

1. It's easy to sign-up on Bloglovin'.
It takes just a few minutes to set up an account. I would recommend completing your profile as much as you can so others can find you more easily.

2. Claiming your blog is a snap.
To claim your blog, you just need to add a code to your site. Bloglovin' has easy step-by-step instructions so no need to fear if coding frightens you.

3. You can move all the blogs you were following on Google Reader to Bloglovin'.
When you sign up, Bloglovin' allows you to import your favorite blogs from Google Reader. It will, again, give you step-by-step instructions to do so that you can see here

4. It's easy to follow and discover other blogs.
Since I didn't follow too many blogs before I switched over to Bloglovin', I didn't import anything from Google Reader. Instead, I simply searched for them on Bloglovin' and clicked add. That's all there is to it. Bloglovin' will also give you suggestions based on blogs you already follow. This is great for discovering new blogs. I have found so many blogs that I love through suggestions from Bloglovin'.

5. You can organize all the blogs you follow into categories.
I adore this feature so much. I am someone who organizes everything so this is something that really makes Bloglovin' a cut above the rest for me. I currently have my blogs in the following categories: Favorites, Inspiration, Blogging Tips, and Fashion. It really helps me to make the most out of the time when it comes to reading blogs and getting inspired by others.

6. There's a free app.
Something that Google Reader did not offer was an app. I love having Bloglovin' on my phone so I can catch up on my favorites while I'm stuck waiting at the doctor's office or for my oil to get changed. It's so handy to always have it at my fingertips if I need something to do.

These are just a few of the many things I love about Bloglovin'. If I haven't convinced you yet to sign up, let me tell you something that will tip the scales. If you get a Bloglovin' account then you can follow my blog! I know, how awesome!

You can follow me on Bloglovin' here.

March 20, 2014

This and That

Here is a random post about nothing in particular. It's what happens when your wedding is less than a month away and consumes your life. 

I may hate how hot it gets in the summer here, but the weather has been perfect lately. Harley and I have been spending the afternoon when I get home from work outside. We have to soak up the little time we have with spring before the hell-spawned summer is upon us.

March 6, 2014

Free Nights With The Suns

Andrew claims to be unlucky. He says that he has never won any sort of contest in his life. 

Well all that has changed. 

We both enter random promotional contests that are posted on the Suns' Facebook page hoping to score a free ticket or even a free t-shirt (I'm not picky when it comes to free). Andrew somehow managed to win one of those contests and lucky me (as well as his sister, Michelle, and his mom, Cheri) got to be the beneficiaries of his winnings! His prize included four lower level seats (third row baby!), passes to the Blue Moon Club, and a free picture at center court. Talk about a dream. And a dream it was when we went last Friday to watch the Suns battle the Pelicans with prime seating. Bonus of the night: we won!

March 3, 2014

Wedding Planning and Change

It is the first Monday in quite a few weeks that I don't have a Mushy Monday post for you. I'm sure you are all devastated. There probably won't be anymore for a while. At least, not until I have wedding photos to share or something similar. Speaking of the wedding, why did no one tell me that wedding planning was the pits? Fair warning to all you single ladies out there, it's not all rainbows and giggles like Pinterest paints it to be. Pinterest is a liar.

On another note, you might have noticed that I changed my blog name again. This time, it won't be changing because it's coming along with a big girl purchased domain name. If you try to find me with my old domain, it will still forward you to the new one. So not to worry, you won't lose me if you forget the new name. Also, according to Bloglovin', it will automatically transfer all of my existing followers to my new domain name on there. We will see if it's as easy peasy as they make it out to be.

And if you're wondering where the name Snowstorm came from... well, my new last name will be Snow. I'm just so clever sometimes.
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