31 May 2009

There are still 178 of you that haven't made the move!


Come on over... I've got the coffee on.

20 March 2009



I decided to write another post because a few people thought I fell off the planet.

Come on over... I've got the coffee on.


03 February 2009



This is my last post on {a tiny tear} but the new site has so much to offer to all of us!! I've turned the comments off and my profile has a new address!!

As of today {02.03.09} please visit us at...


Giveaways & Contests All Week Long... Can't wait to see you over there!! Please update your Blog Rolls & Subscription Lists...! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your help on this project!!

02 February 2009


Goodbye Blogger, Hello According to Nina!!!!!!!!

IT'S TIME!!!! No false alarm...
is ready for visitors!

I'm so excited - I hope you love the new site!! Thank you for ALL of your help... I couldn't have done it without you! *I tried to video tape a personal message for you... but no such luck. I guess, I've used up all of my technical luck on the new site ;-)

30 January 2009


{Update} I'm working as fast as I can to get the site completed and ready for visitors... Please stick with me!! I'm trying to do the site AND plan and host a Baby Shower/Luncheon which is here at 703 tomorrow!!! Wow, I have a lot to report.

While I'm updating... Please head over to my BF Mandy's page and enter her giveaway... It's for 20 personalized flats cards & she is also including the File on CD so that you can print more in the future!!! YAY!!

28 January 2009


Thank you for being such Loyal Readers!! Please stay tuned... I promise it will be worth the wait! We are getting very close.... xx, Nina

27 January 2009

target tuesday

Target Tuesday will resume next week on the New Site! More to come on the new site later!!!

Are you staying warm?

what's in my inbox today?

{Important Announcement} I have a New Name FINALLY! It came from your suggestions (thank you again for your help)! I love it and I know you will too. Also, this page is moving to a new address... I'm the proud owner of my very own DOMAIN!

I will keep you posted and you will be the first to know when the site is ready for show time!! It's sure to be SUPER exciting. LOTS of Giveaways and Contests to KICK IT OFF right. I've been stocking up on items since before Christmas for this party!!


1. Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents sent me a message. J is officially my Web Guru... he also knows a thing or two about financial planning, stocks etc. ;-) You should check out this blog and you should also forward his link to all of friends too - male & female! Who couldn't use a little help in the financial department these days?

2. Shop Intuition sent out their Valentine's Day Gift Guide

3. Calista Cove's Daily Deal

4. Daily Candy x 2

5. Neiman Marcus Fashion Craving #3 (I love these by the way!)

6. Southwest Sale (of course)

7. Katie (nice to meet you, Katie) left me a comment on the "My Aunt Rocks" onesie. She bought one for her niece!

8. Today's SaleMail - a highlight. If you do not have a Shop It To Me account send me an email and send you an invite!! It's a MUST!

9. Blue-Eyed Bride, Kelly and LyndsAU all left me comments as well. Love ya Girls!

10. Coach - New Spring Shoes

Back to Baby Shower Prep... Full Report later today!!

Happy Tuesday, Readers!

p.s. Kiks just turned on the MAMMA MIA! soundtrack on the house intercom... Oh Boy, here we go!

26 January 2009

do i rock or what?

I'm thinking this is a must for all of my Boys! They come in infant AND toddler sizes (thank God)!Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls introduced me to Roslyn's Closet this evening and I totally freaked when I saw this while browsing through the Roslyn's Closet boutique on Etsy.

This is mos def a MCO (must check out) store on Etsy and don't forget to check in with Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls for lots of fun giveaways!!

{Update} Blue-Eyed Bride just commented that her Little Baby won't have any REAL Aunts. Her comment prompted me to tell you that I'm the Oldest Child in my family and I am not married, therefore I'm not a REAL Aunt!

Parker is Mandy's (one of my BFs) son. Parker's Mommy & Daddy are both only children which allows me to be Auntie N.

Logan is my cousin's son so at least we are actually related! But Logan's Gigi (Grandma) has been "Aunt Sherry" to me my whole life even though she is really my cousin. So there was no question that I would be "Aunt Nin" and I'm pretty sure Log thinks I Rock since every time we "hang out" I take him for breadsticks (his Fave). He even forgave me for taking him to the Olive Garden where the breaksticks had "boogers" (aka Garlic) on them!!

Blue-Eyed Bride, don't forget Little Baby has MM & I too!!

ideas for valentine's day

David Yurman is always a safe a bet! Available at Neiman Marcus dot com.
I'm in love with Tory Burch Skinny Jeans in White. The medallion on the back pocket sealed the deal for me! Available at Tory Burch dot com.
Orchid Pink Revas for V-day.
Or, if Pink isn't your thing. I'm in love with the Tangerine orange too! Revas (in both colors + many more) available for $195 at Neiman Marcus dot com.

Have you tried Zella active wear? So comfy and it's Pink! This one is called the "She Girl" Jacket and it can be purchased at Nordstrom.

If your Sweetheart is in the market for a new Mac Book Pro... the brand new 17" Eco-Friendly model is on pre-sale now!! Isn't it SO pretty?

You can pre-sale at a great price through Amazon - link below.

just a little note from me to you

My dear friend, Jana, sent this to me this morning. It made my day and I hope it makes yours too!!

Someone will always be prettier.

Someone will always be smarter.

Some of their houses will be bigger.

Some will drive a better car.

Their children will do better in school.

And their husband will fix more things around the house.

So let it go, and love you and your circumstances

Think about it!

The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.

The most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have children.

The richest woman you know, she's got the car, the house, the clothes but might be lonely.

And the word says, 'If I have not Love, I am nothing.' So, again, love you.

Love who you are.

Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say, 'I am too Blessed to be Stressed and too Anointed, to be Disappointed!'

'Winners make things happen -- Losers let things happen.'

'To the world you might be one person, to me you are special!


Encourage other women to love themselves too! It's astounding what you can accomplish just by loving yourself!!!

I hope you enjoy this 26th of January to the fullest. I have a lot of fun stuff in store for you this week... Hold on tight, it's going to be a wild ride! ;-)

{Update} Attn: Mamas or Mamas-to-be (or Crazy Aunties) - Check out this giveaway over at Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls. It's a product I've discussed before!!!

24 January 2009

this is what i've been up to...

This is my room while I'm staying at the Parents House but it is actually the "grandchildren's room." Yes, my mother has a room for all of the grandchildren she does NOT have! Nothing wrong with being prepared, right?!! And, well, I'm not going to say anything about it because it's quite the place to rest my head and it's very inspirational for my work (well, as of today it is)! Before today, the only thing we had were the Red Quilts at the end of each bed! It's been an on going project but today we really stepped it up!

We purchased these duvets at Pottery Barn and the accents of leopard are by Ralph Lauren!

This is the bathroom inside the bedroom. We found these canvases on clearance at Hobby Lobby - don't they look great? We are going to use a few different shades of green in the bathroom... work in progress ;-)

This is where the magic happens... My Workspace!

Here is the Full View.... Please excuse the mass amount of magazines and binders underneath the middle part of the desk ;-) All of that will soon be put on a Bookshelf (when we find one) and that area will become my second workstation (with a beautiful new Mac Book Pro).
Please give the one-and-only Kiks a round of applause... she is the master mind behind this project!!
{Side Notes} Holy Posting... I have 241 posts in my Reader to read. It is going to take me awhile too because Amy (a real-life bf) is coming to 703 to spend the night!! Frost is making Pork Tenderloin with a new marinade along with Parsley New Potatoes and Green Bean Almondine on the side. In the words of Rachel Ray... YUM-O!!

23 January 2009

{3-days only} shopping party!

Please join me at the Calista Cove 3-Day Only FRIENDS & FAMILY Shopping Party... I get to pass my Insider Rewards along to You!!! CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW -- Calista Cove 25% off

Not only is Calista Cove extending the love to my friends & family with the 25% off discount this weekend... You will get a FREE gift with purchase too!!

You must use the links within this post to receive all of the Insider Rewards... 25% off and Free Gift!

{Free Gift Details} Every order placed 1/23 – 1/25 will receive a free 4-piece deluxe elastic ponytail holder set from L. Erickson including one each of lime, pink, chocolate and black ponybands!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW -- Calista Cove 25% off

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW -- Calista Cove 25% off

The Calista Cove boutique is beyond cute and the quality of the products are second-to-none!

ORDER FAST!!!!!!!! I already lost out on this headband I've been wanting forever...
So, I'm thinking I should purchase this blue headband to wear to Kelly's "Please Wear Blue" Shower next weekend... What do you think?
Also, while you're over in the Cove... I would be forever grateful if you stopped by Jennifer's blog and cast a vote for me to win the Preppiest Staple Style Item Contest with my Burberry Nova Check Headband (you can click the image below and it will take you right to the contest)!!! Thank you so very much!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW -- Calista Cove 25% off

{update} st. tropez self-tanner

Q: Can you only purchase online or can you buy in drug/dept. store?
A: I've only purchased this product online but that does not mean it's not available in drug stores/department stores. I haven't been able to find it in a store but I have not tried too hard either ;-)

*I realized this morning that the link I posted yesterday was for 4oz. which is a problem since Amazon is offering 8oz for $22.50. And, I've always paid right around $25.00 for 8oz. {I hope you can forgive me... I didn't even know they made it in 4oz.} If you ordered from the link I gave you yesterday, cancel the order!

Be careful though, if you search "st. tropez" in Amazon there are a few listings that will come up that look like it is the product for $13.xx - I don't trust them!

22 January 2009

ending the day on a high note...

I'm finally home from a day of travel and a great web-inar from Mandy's husband Jeff.

While I was at the Rose's, Mandy read me the most recent update on Baby Harper... please head over to Kelly's Korner to read the latest update! I'm going to bed with a BIG smile on my face because of the wonderful news Kelly shared with us today.

Please continue to pray for Baby Harper and her family!

Good Night, Readers. Sweet Dreams.