unexpected adventures with target wedding

Amalfi Coast

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. August is the top month for travel and weddings, and I’m partnering with Target Wedding to tell you about my favorite unexpected adventure and how you can make your trip memorable with their wonderful products. By registering with Target Wedding before your big day, you’ll unlock endless possibilities and make it that much easier to experience your own unexpected journey! Since vacation is more enjoyable when you have the right gear to document all of those special moments, I have some great recommendations for you all. But first, let’s talk about my own unexpected adventures. MY UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE IN ITALY My journey starts with a Mediterranean cruise that B and I saved up for while living abroad in the UK. Because we moved to Scotland one week after our wedding and our first year of marriage […]


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$100 cash or phone photography giveaway

Cash or Phone Photography Giveaway

You guys, I’m super excited for this giveaway. Since it will be one of my last sponsor giveaways for a while, I wanted to offer readers something fun… and what’s better than cash and photography gear for your phone? If you love snapping photos with your iPhone like me, you’re going to go wild for Photojojo’s phone lenses, mobile tripod, and their pocket spotlight. And if photography isn’t your thing, pick the cash and spend it on something nice because you deserve it! The Rafflecopter entry widget is located below, but first, be sure to visit the bloggers who made this possible: Route Bliss, The Misadventures of Morgan, P.S. Remember This, Jodi Bean’s Blog, Snow in Tromso, and Reasons to Dress. Good luck! Giveaway Rules: + Giveaway will be live from August 18 – September 29 + Must be 18+ or have parental consent to participate in giveaway + One […]


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may sponsor giveaway | paypal cash

The lovely ladies sponsoring my blog this month are giving away $110 in Paypal cash so you can plan the perfect summer BBQ or take that trip with your family. Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below and be sure to visit the wonderful bloggers who made this Paypal cash giveaway possible! Helene in Between | GlamVolution | Move by Yourself Jade and Oak | True Colours | Honee Bee Anna in Wonderland | Melanie Fontaine | Postcards from Rachel a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway Rules: + Giveaway will be live from May 27 – June 27 + Must be 18+ or have parental consent to participate in giveaway + One winner will be chosen and verified on June 28 + Winner will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond + If no response, a new winner will be chosen + Giveaway is open internationally


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sony digital camera giveaway

I’ve decided that April is going to be a good time — plus it’s my birthday month and I’ll be 28 years of age — so we’re going a little crazy for this month’s sponsor giveaway. Instead of the usual prize of Paypal cash, we’re giving you the chance to win a Sony digital camera! The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera is the perfect size for travel (and blog photos, of course), and the product details are impressive. Optical zoom, HD video recording, and panorama. It has everything you need! To enter to win this awesome Sony digital camera giveaway, follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. And please visit all of the lovely ladies who made this possible. Good luck! Postcards from Rachel | Helene in Between | To Travel And Beyond The Wellness Doer | Team Wiking | Club Narwhal True Colours | Melanie Fontaine | Jade and Oak […]


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march sponsor giveaway

This month my wonderful sponsors are giving away cold, hard Paypal cash. So if you’d like the chance to win some extra money — $100 to be exact — please follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. And be sure to visit all of the ladies who made this giveaway possible! May the odds be ever in your favor. March sponsor giveaway: Postcards from Rachel | Living in Another Language | Pleasurable Pursuits | Found Love Now What The Happy Type | Team Wiking | ChemGradBoom | Route Bliss a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway Rules: + Giveaway will be live from Mar 10 – Apr 4 + Must be 18+ or have parental consent to participate in giveaway + One winner will be chosen and verified on Apr 5 + Winner will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond + If no response, a new winner will be chosen + […]


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$160 paypal cash or clarisonic mia 2

Valentine’s Day is coming up and my lovely sponsors think you should treat yourself. That’s why we’re giving away $160 in Paypal cash OR a Clarisonic Mia 2. Because there’s nothing better than extra cash and some scrubbing from a fancy facial brush. You’ll even get a free month of ad space. We’re nice, right? Giveaway rules and Rafflecopter below: Pleasurable Pursuits | Found Love, Now What? | Créatrice Mondial | Treasure Tromp Route Bliss | Northern Belle Diaries | Seeking Sunshine | Starletta Designs Treats and Travels | A Fabulous Life in Jamaica | Living in Another Language ChemGradBoom | Postcards from Rachel a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway Rules: + Giveaway will be live from Feb 5 – Feb 28 + Must be 18+ or have parental consent to participate in giveaway + One winner will be chosen and verified on Feb 28 + Winner will be notified via email […]


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$400 gift card giveaway

We’re on our way to Northern Virginia to take care of a few things, so I’m littering my blog with sponsored posts and giveaways. Things will hopefully be back to normal next week, but for now get excited because you could win a $400 gift card to the store of your choice! I’m very happy to be participating in Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard’s blog anniversary giveaway so a special thank you to Janee for setting this up! Behind the Design | Blythe Ponytail Parades | Buckets & Spades | Chestnut Mocha | Clear the Way Cloistered Away | Yeobo | Enjoying the Journey | Ex Vitae | Fashiony Fab Horses of Ares | Jazz Lips & Tulips | Coco Mingo | Kneadle & Bread | Live Colorful Lucky Number Seven | My Lifebox | Anna Delores | My Paradissi | Of Trees and Hues Oh So Pretty | Pharr Away […]


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$200 paypal cash giveaway

These ladies have joined together with me to offer one lucky reader $200 in cold, hard, Paypal cash. Yep. We could all use a little money about now, eh? Also, it’s never a terrible thing to splurge every now and again. Here’s to hoping you win! Don’t forget to read the rules as well as enter daily via twitter! The more entries you put in, the more likely Mr. random robot rafflecopter guy will pick you. :) 1.Scattered Seashells || 2. The Nectar Collective || 3. Postcards from Rachel || 4. Simply Clarke || 5. Eat, See, Do || 6. Diaries of an Essex Girl || 7. The Happy Type || 8. Venus Trapped in Mars || 9.Northern Belle Diaries || 10. The Bradleys || 11.A Moving Story || 12. Living in Another Language TERMS + CONDITIONS: 1. Winner will be notified February 7-10th. 2. Winner will be verified. If […]


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january sponsor giveaway | $110 cash

It’s that time again… This month my lovely sponsors are giving away $110 in Paypal cash to one lucky reader! After the holidays we could all use some extra cash, right? Enter below and be sure to visit a few blogs while you’re at it. Treasure Tromp | Route Bliss | Bits of Days Denim & Daydreams | Chits and Giggles | Stamp in My Passport t.o. & fro | Poppiness | Postcards from Rachel Giveaway will end on January 22nd. a Rafflecopter giveaway


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minted review and giveaway

I’ve tried almost every online shop available for holiday cards so believe me when I say that Minted is superior to them all. In true procrastinator fashion, I waited until the last minute to order our Christmas postcards, but Minted’s turnaround was so speedy, I received them in time to mail out. My friends and family will be so proud of me this year! I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the cards were thick, sturdy, and of the highest quality. I mean, I slapped a random image on those babies when creating them online and they look completely professional! Thanks for making the greeting card process simple, Minted! With 2014 quickly approaching, why not take a gander at their gorgeous New Year’s collection? These photo cards are sure to make your loved ones smile– And since Minted is an online stationery store powered by a global community of designers, there’s a […]


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december sponsor giveaway

It’s the month of giving and my lovely sponsors want to spread some holiday cheer. From ad space (11 months of it to be exact) to design credit and lots of gift cards, we have you covered. Be sure to thank the bloggers who made this giveaway possible! Here are their smiling faces. Poppiness | Chits & Giggles | So Much Sunshine Stamp in My Passport | We Took the Road Less Traveled | Jellibean Journals Mish Lovin’ Life | Deecoded | Northern Belle Diaries Little Black Suitcase | Route Bliss | And So I Did Keep It Simple | Tales of the Benedicts | Postcards from Rachel Giveaway is open internationally. One winner will be chosen and verified on December 18th. Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway


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11:11 enterprises review and giveaway

I’m really excited for this review and giveaway because it’s a travelers dream! I’ve written before about passport holders and sturdy luggage tags being travel essentials, and now you have the chance to win a set from 11:11 Enterprises. One winner will be able to choose two passport holders and a set of two luggage tags in any design, and believe me, this will be rough because 11:11 has quite the selection on their website. 11:11 Enterprises was kind enough to send me the airlines route map travel passport holder to review and I cannot wait to plan our next family getaway so I can carry it around. The design is fun and stylish, and will keep prying eyes away from your most prized possession — or at least my favorite possession! A few other products I like include the ocean currents map and orange bird map travel passport holder. And […]


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the vintage pearl review and giveaway

The Vintage Pearl Review and Giveaway

I was honored to work with The Vintage Pearl this month, especially so close to the holidays, because their products are unique and absolutely perfect for gifts! Erin sent me the morse code bracelet to review and I now know what I’m purchasing for family and friends this season. The bracelet is gorgeous, made of high-quality materials, and you can choose your own secret message. I chose the word “breathe” because it’s something I remind myself of all the time. What word would you choose for your own morse code bracelet? A few of my other favorites include the initial necklaces and pearl nest ring, but let’s be serious… it’s all gorgeous. If my husband is reading this post, the love my pup necklace is pretty spectacular, too. If you love their jewelry as much as I do, enter for your chance to win a $50 credit to their online store! […]


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november sponsor giveaway | paypal cash

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It’s time for another monthly giveaway and I’m happy to report that we’re spoiling you all with Paypal cash again. ;) I’m sure everyone could use a little extra money for holiday shopping this season, so this month my generous sponsors are giving away $170! Last month’s winner was Helene from Helene in Between. Will it be you this time? Pursuit of Pink | Deecoded | A Home Away from Home | My Life in High Heels The Boots Parade | Duchess of Plumewood | Treats and Travels | Living in Another Language The Laurel Gazette | Venus Trapped in Mars | A Fabulous Life in Jamaica | Postcards from Rachel Follow the Rafflecopter entries below. This giveaway is open internationally and one winner will be chosen at random on Friday, November 15th. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway


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october sponsor giveaway | paypal cash

This month my awesome sponsors are bringing you a giveaway involving cash. How much cash, you ask? $210 to be exact. This giveaway is open internationally so follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter widget below. One winner will be chosen (and verified) on Monday, October 21st. Good luck and thanks for your support! Independent Travel Cats | t.o & fro | Lost in Travels | Lip Gloss & Lunges The Boots Parade | Living in Another Language | Brachel Boulevard | Found Love Now What One & Twenty | Treasure Tromp | Creatrice Mondial | LB in Wonderland A Fabulous Life in Jamaica | Stamp in My Passport | Northern Belle Diaries | Postcards f/ Rachel a Rafflecopter giveaway


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september sponsor giveaway | lightroom 5 + imo camera strap

My September sponsors are pretty amazing but you already knew that, right? Instead of doing the usual ad space and gift card giveaway that’s scheduled every month, we’ve decided to put our funds together and donate a full version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 and an iMo camera strap to one lucky winner. You can improve your blog photography by using Lightroom to resize, sharpen and tweak images, plus you’ll look oh so fashionable with your new camera strap. Before you enter below, let’s meet all of the lovely bloggers who made this giveaway possible: Northern Belle Diaries | LifeologySunny with a Chance of Sprinkles | The Duchess of Plumewood | Lost in TravelsLiving in Another Language | Jade and Oak | Treasure TrompImperfect Perfection | True Colours | Postcards from Rachel Rules: – This giveaway is open internationally – All Rafflecopter entries will be verified – One winner will […]


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camera bag giveaway!

The season of ‘GO GO GO’ is upon us, so why not GO in style? That’s why I’ve teamed up with some very lovely ladies to give away one ONA Bowery Canvas camera bag, Little Miss Gee camera strap and a Starbucks gift card (because we all know coffee is needed when we go anywhere.) These are such great bags to carry all of your camera gear in without screaming ‘tourist’ wherever you go! Enter below for your chance to win and spread the word! Lost in Travels // The Nectar Collective // Postcards from Rachel // Until Only Love Remains // Brachel Boulevard  Perpetually Caroline // Lego House // Side Street Style // Daisy Bisley // Kimchi Sweet Tea Mr. & Mrs. Foster // Found Love, Now What? // The Happy Type // Treasure Tromp // Home Sweet ‘Homa Oh the Places We Will Go ONA Bowery Canvas Bag // Little Miss Gee Scarf Camera […]


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june sponsor giveaway | wellness package

//Yoga Mat//EOS Lip Balm//Happiness Project//Portable Tea Infuser Tumbler// //1,000 Places to See//Origins Calming Candle//Twinnings Green Tea// I’m excited about this giveaway because it’s all related to wellness and making your day a bit brighter. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, or a summer funk, I’m certain these items will help you achieve happiness in your life.I’d like to thank my wonderful June sponsors for donating to this giveaway! Be sure to stop by their blogs and introduce yourselves. //Postcards from Rachel//A Fabulous Life in Jamaica//Lost in Travels////Chits and Giggles//Found Love Now What?//The Nectar Collective////The Olive Tree Blog//Stay Blonde, Ski Local//‘Cause You Gotta Have Faith//US residents only. One winner will be chosen on 7/3/2013.a Rafflecopter giveaway


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oral-b glide floss face review and giveaway

I participated in this sponsored campaign for One2One Network. I received monetary compensation and product to facilitate my post, but all opinions stated are my own.I’ve never been a regular flosser, mainly because I don’t like the feel of it between my chompers. My husband, on the other hand, flosses every night. He actually listens to the dentist’s orders and doesn’t have to lie to him when asked the question: “Have you been flossing regularly?”Yes, yes. I’ve lied to my dentist in the past. I promise I won’t have to anymore because my routine now includes a new type of floss that I enjoy using:Oral-B Glide.Oral-B Glide Pro Health Clinical Protection Floss has a silky texture and glides between your teeth easily, meaning it won’t shred and get stuck like other brands {the worst}. It has a fresh, minty flavor which protects against bad breath, cavities and leaves your mouth feeling […]


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awkward and awesome + may sponsor giveaway

I remember reading The Daybook last year and loving the “Awkward and Awesome” link-up. Today definitely calls for something similar. //Awkward// + Getting matched for makeup at the Dillard’s counter. Clinique discontinued my City Base foundation {grrrrr} so I had to settle for their new version — which makes my skin oily, by the way. Since I had no idea which shade to buy, the nice woman decided to scrub my face and match one with my skin tone. She was inches from my face and I didn’t know where to look. Do I look into the mirror that’s to the side of me?… Do I look past her?… Or do I look at her? I didn’t freaking know! So I did all three. And it was awkward. + Eye glasses steaming up in public. I walked into Walgreens today to use their ATM and as soon as I hit […]


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pieces of happy + a giveaway for wine lovers

Today I’m linking up with Kenzie from Chasing Happy to share my “pieces of happy” with you all. Sometimes it’s nice to sit back and appreciate all the good things in life.+ Trying to take a quick family photo without a tripod. For some reason this “simple” task always ends in a fit of giggles. + Walking the dogs after a storm. The smell of rain is so peaceful.+ Green tea. I found a blend of green tea with jasmine and it’s the perfect drink on a gloomy day.+ Blog friends. Seriously. You guys are all wonderful.+ Family visits. B’s parents will be here this weekend and my family is visiting next month. Disney, anyone?+ Snapchat. My little sister sends me the funniest photos.+ Being real. It’s a great feeling.+ The weekend!What makes you happy?********** Calling all winos! Calling all winos!  Your wine-away is here! This is the one you’ve been waiting for. Everything you […]


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vino2go review and giveaway {a day drinker’s dream!}

I’m here to tell you about one of my favorite things: The Product Farm Vino2Go tumbler! My husband can attest that since receiving this beauty last month, I’ve used it on many occasions {and in many Twitter selfies to my blog friends Lisette and Beth}. It’s convenient because the tumbler is light, sturdy, BPA-free, and duh… it has a lid! When you’re rolling with a Vino2Go, you won’t have to worry about breaking glass at the pool or spilling on your drunk self at a street party {heyyyy downtown Melbourne, Florida} because sippy cups are cool again! Thank. God. Vino2Go tumblers are offered in a bunch of different colors so pick your poison. Do you want to be fun and flirty with party pink? Refined and serious with business black? OR do you want to match my Vino2Go cup and we can be wine BFFs? {I have perky purple… clearly}. Even […]


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april sponsor/birthday giveaway!

I absolutely love my group of April sponsors! Not only have I had a great time promoting them, but I’ve developed some amazing relationships this month, too. That’s my favorite part about sponsorship — meeting new bloggers! They’ve generously offered up a bunch of goodies for this special giveaway on my day of birth {hello late twenties}, and you could win a Target gift card, lipstick, ad space and even $20 in design credit!  Postcards from Rachel: Blog, Inc. + NARS lipstick in any color Northern Belle Diaries: $20 Northern Belle Designs credit True Colours: 1 month medium ad space {200×150} Living in Another Language: 2 months top ad space {200×200} Hang on, Honey: $25 Target gift card LB in Wonderland: 1 month “Explorer” ad space {200×150} Found Love, Now What?: 2 months “Big Ben” ad space {200×200} Sweet Silver Lining: 1 month VIP ad space {250×250} Stay Blonde, Ski Local: […]


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clarisonic mia 2 giveaway!

I had always planned to do a big giveaway when I hit 1,000 GFC followers but I completely forgot about it until I sent out an email to my March sponsors regarding a Clarisonic Mia 2 giveaway. I never mentioned a celebratory giveaway to them, but I’m totally counting this as my milestone celebration — and a thank you to my readers for following along. Thank you for listening to me ramble on and on about our constant moves, thank you for being extremely supportive and thank you for being you. I started this little blog in July of last year and I cannot explain how much it has helped me. I love you all! And because I love you so much… I’ve teamed up with 14 other bloggers to give you the chance to win a Clarisonic Mia 2 in any color. If you’ve never used a Clarisonic before, […]


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kate spade giveaway — $110 e-gift card!!

I’m hosting my first big giveaway on this blog, which makes me very nervous, but luckily I had eleven other ladies to help me out! After receiving an email from Kate Spade featuring new handbags and accessories with BOWS, we decided it would be nice to give a lucky reader a $110 e-gift card to pick out anything from the store. Who doesn’t like a little Kate Spade in their life?! We are also giving away two bottles of Julep nail polish — one in the color “Bethany” and the other in “Lynn”. They are the perfect shades for spring!We hope you enjoy this giveaway as much as we do. Please be sure to read the terms & conditions, and follow all of the rules or you will be disqualified. Thank you!1. Simply, Ashley. 2. Penguins, Pasta & Polka Dots 3. Like Ordinary Life4. Lounging with Lindsey 5. Taingamala 6. The Way […]


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