Thursday, January 31, 2013

Follow Me Maybe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Follow Me Maybe Blog Hop!
Hosted by: 

Hello Friends!!! We are so excited to announce that the Follow Me Maybe? Blog Hop is back!!! And you can look forward to this little social gathering every other week! Thanks to everybody who participated with us in the past! We are so excited to see how much we can get this blog hop to grow, resulting in your blog readership to grow as well!!! 

Let's get this party started! :)

Here are the rules:
  1. Follow the Host publicly on GFC- This will help us expand the blog hop and our blogs which in the long run helps bring more exposure to YOU :)
  2. Follow the Hosts- Help the Blog hop to grow and show some love to the hosts!
  3. Spread the word- Tweet about it, include a link in your blog post or place the button below somewhere on your blog!} *The more link ups, the more new followers and friends! We will feature a new link up friend every week! We can only feature you if you have the blog hop button on your blog though!
  4. Go say Hello to the blog in front and behind you!
  5. Have Fun and join us every other Thursday! 

Grab our button!


If you would like to co-host please e-mail Mary at!
We would love to have you!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wedding Wednesday Link Up #7

Welcome to the 7th Wedding Wednesday Link Up Party with A Happy Wife in New Orleans!!! I have had so much fun checking out everyone's wedding posts and I hope you have too! I feel like whether your single, engaged or have been married for 50 years, you can't help but get a smile on your face when hearing about other people's wedding experience. At least that's me :)

What is this link up party all about?
Link up any wedding-related post on your blog. This can be a favorite post of yours previously written or a new post. Anything wedding related! Wedding planning, your own wedding recaps, a wedding you were in, a wedding you attended, bridal showers, engagement stories, honeymoons, etc... You get the picture! Be sure to link up a different post for every new link up party.

Now let's meet this week's co-hosts!
Ella @ Champagne + Cardigans
Kayln @ Love. Laughter. Happy Ever After.
Samantha @ Designer In Teal

Here are your "vows" to linking up:
1. You MUST follow your Host and Co-hosts {#1 - 4} via GFC.
2. Link up your favorite "wedding" related post on your blog. It could be a new post or one previously written. ** Be sure to include the link directly to that post.**
3. Please link back to me within your post (text link or party button). There will be times that I will feature my favorite posts and will only feature those posts that include a direct link back to me.
4. Visit other blogs that have linked up and let them you know stopped bye.
5. Spread the word about this fun link up party!
A Happy Wife in New Orleans

Interested in co-hosting a future Wedding Wednesday Link Up Party? 
Email Mary at!

I am so excited to see everyone's wedding post! 
Thank you for saying "I DO" to the Wedding Wednesday Link Up Party!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's A January Giveaway!

Whose ready for an awesome giveaway?!?! Well thanks to my January sponsors, YOU could win over $160 worth of prizes!!!! That's right..... ONE winner, TWELVE prizes, $160+ in value! Sounds good?? 
Ready, Set, GEAUX!

 2 Months of "Just Browsing" Ad Space

Desirae @ Going With The Flow
200 x 200 ad spot for two months, $10 value

Bath & Body Works {travel size} Gift Basket 
(mix of mini candle, travel lotion, travel body wash,travel body spray, lip gloss)

Sarah @ Life in a Breakdown
MUA goodies Pallette and constellation (colour may vary from picture)

$15 Target Gift Card

Kate @ Eloquent Graffiti
An OPI nail polish duo in Bubble Bath and I'm Not Really a Waitress

Amber @ Amber Outnumbered
Target gift card $15
Savannah @ Savannah Smiled
$10 to Michaels, $10 to Starbucks. Nothing better than crafting with coffee :)

Kelly @ Sparkles and Shoes
Gold heart Bracelet (from my favorite store - $25 Value!)

Helene @ Helene in Between
Elf Cosmetics- eye shadow, brushes, eyelash curler, etc!

Now that you know all the awesome prizes up for grabs, go enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter below! Please be honest about your entries, I will check!! Good luck!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sponsor Shout Out

Can I just say that I have the BEST sponsors ever?!? Seriously, they are AMAZING. They are fun, intriguing, inspiring and so much more. Don't just take my word for it.... see for yourself! And be sure to go stop bye their blogs and tell them hi!

AMBER @ Amber Outnumbered
Hi lovelies! I'm Amber and I blog over at Amber Outnumbered. I'm 26, unmarried (gasp) but not single, and have two wonderful, rambunctious little boys. I started the blog when I was pregnant with my second little guy to have something for both of my kids to look back on down the road. It's turned into a little more than that, posting anywhere from Weekly Wishlists to my random posts about falling off motorcycles and biting country stars on the a*s! I love meeting new ladies to share my crazy and sometimes not so crazy stories with, so let's be friends! :)

CARI @ Adventures of the Roberts
Hi, my name is Cari...from Adventures of the Roberts...I started my blog to share our everyday journeys with our out-of- town family and Ive made a lot of new friends from blogging(IRL & on-line), I am married to the most amazing man and proud mommy to the sweetest little girl & our dog Molly (border-collie mix) & 2 kitties Milo & Mia I am a S.A.H.M., I enjoy spending time with my family, hanging out with friends and just watching my little girl grow and learn new things everyday!

HELENE @ Helene in Between
Helene in Between is a lifestyle blog focused on the current times. I am a twenty-something, newlywed, dog lover, hip-hoping dancing Texas girl with a heart as big as the lone star state. My blog follows me as I keep it real about livin' and lovin' and everything in between. I rely on sarcasm, traveling, love and marriage and my current generation to blog about.

KARLA @ Forever NewlyWedded
Blog // Facebook // Twitter
Hi, I’m Karla! I’m 24 and have been blogging on and off for about 3 years. My first blog had a weight loss theme, as I prepared to live out my life long dream of trying out for the Radio City Rockette’s. Although I prepared…I never quite made it to the try-outs because I was distracted by a new boyfriend… whom I married this past June. I’m now back to blogging at, “Forever Newly Wedded”. I write about my daily life as a “married newbie”, as well as how my husband and I try and make every effort to always act like newlyweds. Hence the name of the blog! I blog everyday, I blog honestly, and I try to be light-hearted and funny as I record the best chapter of my life thus far.

KATE @ Eloquent Graffiti
hello, hello! i'm kate. i blog just around the corner at Eloquent Graffiti. i live in savannah, georgia with garrett (my husband) and gilly (our pup) and work out of my house doing hair and makeup. i watch an embarrassing amount of Netflix, eat an embarrassing amount of peanut butter and long to be Taylor Swift's biffle. my blog is an eclectic mix of weird, awkward and sarcasm. and each post ends in awesome lyrics. so mosey on over and read some more Eloquent Graffiti. and let's be friends, you and i.

SAVANNAH @ Savannah Smiled
I'm Savannah and I blog over on my little slice of the internet, Savannah Smiled. I'm a new wifey, learning how to keep meals from burning and money from being spent. In the past year I've transitioned from student to grown-up, girlfriend to wife and a one red-light town to the big city of Dallas. I blog about all of these major changes and my many, many passions: photography, design, crafting, social media, decorating, party-planning and diy. I'd love for you to join me.


Friday, January 25, 2013

The Perfect Date[vitation] + Giveaway

Do you ever have trouble deciding how you and your better half are going to spend your weekend? Need some fresh date ideas? I know I do! And I have found the perfect helper! DATEVITATION! I just received my "custom love book" from Datevitation and I'll tell you what.... they are now my definite "go to" when I need to get a present for my hubby! They offer such fun, creative, cute and romantic ideas. I mean, I think I'm a pretty creative gal but wow, they had ideas I've never thought of. Pure awesomeness. I'm excited to share a little more about Datevitation with you today! You will not be able to wait to order your custom date book today!! And better news... there's a discount for my readers!! is the web's first online platform to create a custom love coupon book. Unlike the pre-packaged love coupon books on the market, you pick the dates and can customize all the text! Once you are done customizing your book, Datevitation will print it out and ship it to you in a ready-to-gift box. You can see exactly how the platform works in this demo video:

Their library contains over 200 date ideas ranging from skydiving to stargazing to steamy adult-only activities. They also have over 60 book cover options to suit any occasion, including great covers for Valentine's Day, birthdays and "Just Because" (my favorite type of gifts!)

Here is the cover I picked out to give Hubby for Valentine's Day :) It is so cute!!
The dates I chose for my book were: 
Take-out AND movie of his choice.
Ticket out of the doghouse, 3 uses. I know he will appreciate this! ;)
A genie in a bottle.... granting him any 3 wishes.
A 5-star spa treatment from me.
Breakfast in bed.
I think Edward will be really happy and get a good laugh out of them too! 

Don't have a romantic interest in your life right now? No worries! They offer great ideas for fun days with your best friend! I mean, I wouldn't mind if my bestie gave me a coupon for skydiving!! Their our gender-neutral figures make it possible to make a book for anyone :)

Books start at just $20 so it makes for a thoughtful yet economical gift, but you can use the code ‘neworleans’ for $10 off your purchase this month. A Datevitation gift book also makes the perfect gift for Valentine's Day.

Datevitation is a family business run by the husband-wife team of Alex and Olga Karpman. You can get to know them on the Datevitation blog, where they offer video guides to date ideas and romantic gestures. You can even watch Alex propose to Olga in a video they posted on Youtube as a Save The Date, and now has over 800,000 views (you can view the video here)! ---> Definitely watch it! You will loveeeee!

Want the chance to win your own custom Datevitation book?? You got it!!! Enter the Rafflecopter below! Good luck! And don't forget to use the promo code 'neworleans' to get $10 off your purchase! I reccommend you take advantage of the promo code, even if you win! I promise, once you get one Datevitation book, you will want another!!

This giveaway will end the morning of Tuesday, January 29th. The winner will be contacted by me ASAP. The deadline to submit an order for Valentine's Day is February 1st. This will give the winner 3 days to place their order IF they want to use it for V-Day :) But you have until June 1st, 2013 in case you want to use it for another special occasion!

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