Saturday, January 29, 2011


I swear, this week has been like a black hole!  I totally forgot that yesterday was Friday.  And that means I forgot to announce the winner of the giveaway!  I'm so sorry for keeping you waiting.

Without further ado, the winner of the clothespin set is

#3- Njeri!


Please email me by Tuesday to claim your prize.  

Hope you all have a terrific weekend!
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

What I'm Wearing #12

I totally lost track of what day it was.  I missed Wednesday somehow!
So, here's this week's What I'm Wearing.  I was able to get a few more pics for you this week :)

This is from this past weekend.  Just a day of running errands, but that meant that I actually had to get dressed :)

Black long-sleeve tee: Kohls
Grey sweater vest: Miley Cyrus Max Azria (lol don't judge-I got it for $3!)
Dark skinnies: thrifted American Eagle
*In case you're wondering, yes, I do only own two pairs of jeans :)  My other ones slowly shrunk over time and turned into highwaters, so I took 'em to the consignment shop and just haven't gotten around to getting some new ones yet.

This was probably my favorite part of my outfit that day, no lie.  I actually did my hair!
Headband: Goody (got it at Target)

Sunday for church
Brown striped button-up dress:Kohls
Burgandy sweater:gift from my mom YEARS ago
Brown woven belt:came with the dress
Tights:Christmas present from my mom
Booties: Seychelles via TJ Maxx

This past week was my mom's birthday (our birthdays are only 3 days apart) but she was sick, so I went over on Tuesday and took her shopping.  
Yellow ruffle tee: Candies at Kohls
Dark skinnies: thrifted American Eagle

I love the color and detail of this shirt.  So feminine and pretty!

{Linking up} to the Pleated Poppy.

Don't forget about the giveaway-it ends tonight!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine's Goodies from Blogland

I haven't been very crafty lately, with moving and getting settled.  I'm happy to say that the bulk of it is unpacked, but there's still a lot to be done.  But I didn't want to leave you all hanging.  

So here's some Valentine's Day goodies to get your brain juices going : )

Isn't this Valentine's Vignette from 320 Sycamore just lovely?

Here's some conversation hearts that'll have everyone talking-find the awesome tutorial over at Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

Speaking of conversation hearts, here's another cute way to put them to use.  I Heart Naptime came up with these clever sweetheart soda pops.

This beautiful rosette wreath just take my breath away-I love it!  Check out the how-to over at Embellishing Life

Gotta love this Valentine's Day bunting by the lovely Char of Crap I've Made

I am totally making this cake for Valentine's Day this year!  I Am Baker shows you step-by-step directions so you can make one of your very own.

These sweet boys and girls Valentines {with free printables!} can be found over at 30Days.

Wooden XO letters from Craft-O-Maniac-aren't they cute?!

Hope this helped you all get into the Valentines mood!  It's right around the corner : )

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

What I'm Wearing #11 {Birthday Edition}

I know it's a little late, but as mentioned, things have been more than crazy around here.

I've only got one outfit to share with you all this week, because mostly I've been wearing grubbies to pack and move in and have had moving on the brain, so forgot to take pics.  But I did get dressed up once this past week-Tuesday, which was my birthday!  Yep, I've turned another year older!

I went over to my momma's for the day since my hubby had to be out of town for the week for work.  She took me out to lunch at this awesome little restaurant near her that we used to go to when I was younger.  The food was de-lish!

Outfit deets:
Brown ruffled top: Christmas present from my mom
White wonder tee: DownEast Basics
Dark skinny jeans: thrifted American Eagle
Magenta rosette flats: Mossimo (Target)

I promise to do better picture-wise this coming week :)

{Linking up to} the Pleated Poppy

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Friday, January 21, 2011


I am happy to say we are {almost} all moved in!  It's been a week filled with LOTS of cleaning {I had to give the old apartment a head-to-toe scrub down}, unpacking and finding homes for everything.  There are still a few small things that need to make their way over from the apartment, but nothing major. of yesterday, I once again have internet!  Yay!!!
It's been kinda hard to get what I need to get done without the computer.  You know, silly things like my homework, and paying bills and getting our water turned on {here in Mulberry, the water and sewage company has you complete an application, which they email you.  Hard to get to the email without internet.}  So, today has been MAJOR catch up day.  But I wanted to drop by and let you all know that progress is being made!

And, as a thank you for your continued patience and support, I'm doing a little giveaway.

Here's the deets:

The winner will get her choice of a clothspin set from my Etsy shop.  And you can upgrade them to magnets FOR FREE!

Here's how to enter:
Mandatory entry: Simply be a follower (old or new) of Scraps and Scribbles by showing me your lovely face in my sidebar.  Then, head on over to D Squared Creations and tell me which clothspin set you'd like for your very own.  Please include this all in ONE comment.  K'thanks!

If you want some more chances to win, here's what you can do:
"Heart" D Squared Creations on Etsy (just leave me your username in the comment)
"Like" D Squared Creations on Facebook (leave your name in the comment)
"Like" Scraps and Scribbles on Facebook (leave your name in the comment)
Follow Scraps and Scribbles on Twitter
Join Scraps and Scribbles BlogFrog community and join/start a new discussion
Blog, tweet, or mention the giveaway on Facebook with a link back to this post-whichever strikes your fancy!

Please provide appropriate links in your comments to what you've done-I do check!  The giveaway will run now until midnight, Jan. 27th.  I'll pick one winner at random and announce it Friday, Jan. 28th.

Good luck, everyone!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hey You!

I'm looking for some lovely bloggers who would like to come over and show off their stuff.  That's right.  I want to show you, your amazing talents and lovely blogs off.

If you'd like to come be a guest blogger over at Scraps and Scribbles, leave me a comment or shoot me an email.


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What I'm Wearing #10

I know I promised things would return to normal, and they really will!  But not this week.  We FINALLY got the news back on our house and we close tomorrow!!!  So, that means this week has been filled with packing, cleaning and trying to squeeze some homework in there (because, yes, I'm going back to school. Ugh.)  Top it all off, my dad was still here visiting.  To say that things have been chaotic in my life lately would be the understatement of the century : )

But I did want to get back into the swing of things, even if it's only a little bit at a time.  
So, here's this week's What I'm Wearing (sorry it's a day late.)

One chilly Sunday morning after church

Black dress-from my buddy MyLyn
Burgandy tights-Forever 21
Grey Mary Janes-Charlotte Russe
Bow necklace-Forever 21
Black rose earrings-from my shop 

So, here's a sad story: The tights I'm wearing in this picture bit the dust after only being worn twice.  Unfortunately, the Forever 21 stores down here in Florida don't carry them and they've been out of stock on the site since November.  This makes me SOOOOO sad!  So, I'm asking a favor from you, my lovely readers.  If anyone can find a pair of these at their Forever 21, would you grab them for me?  I will pay you back for them, along with however much it costs you to send them to me.  And I'll send you something pretty for your troubles.  That's how much I want to replace them.

Day of running errands

Floral tank: thrifted Wet Seal
Brown cardi: American Eagle
Dark skinnies: thrifted American Eagle

I'm so in love with this belt.  I think my favorite part about it, besides the fabulous color, is the fact that it makes my waist look itty bitty (which it most certainly is not.)

Navy dress: Forever 21
Grey leggings: Mossimo Supply (Target)
Red belt: Kohls

My Thanksgiving outfit.

Black tee-Mossimo (Target)
Green argyle sweater-Merona (Target)
Dark skinnies: thrifted American Eagle
Flower necklace: made by me

And these pretty pink rosette flats: Mossimo (Target)
They were on clearance and I had a gift card, so they were free : )

The first time I saw this dress, I wanted it.  But I patiently waited until it went on sale and scored it for only $8!

Black, white and red dress: Liz Lange maternity (Target)
*Yes, it's a maternity dress and no, I'm not pregnant.  I just liked the dress :)

Black and red peep-toe pumps: American Eagle (but not that American Eagle)-I think I got them at Ross
I wanted to do something a little different with my hair.  What do you think?
Black flower pin-made by me

After getting my hair cut and highlighted-I got like 2 inches taken off!

Grey tee: Forever 21
Black vest: Mossimo (Target)
Dark flares: Bullhead (Pac Sun)

This past Sunday.  It's been a bit chilly down here!

Dark grey ruffled blouse: Can't remember-I've had it for AGES!
Green argyle sweater: Merona (Target)
Black pencil skirt: gift from my sis-in-law
Navy cable knit tights: Forever 21
Grey-brown booties: Seychelles (TJ Maxx)

 I'm sharing my outfits over at the Pleated Poppy.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

{Chirp Chirp}

Lately, I feel like I'm blogging to a field of crickets.  

A very large field of crickets.

Are you all still there?  I've seriously had ten posts in a row, including an awesome guest post by the wonderful and talented Jen from Tatertots and Jello, with zero comments.  Nada.  Nothing.  Zip.  Not that I expect you all to comment on every, single post.
I know that things have been hectic and sporadic around here for the last few months and I really am sorry.  I hope that it hasn't driven you all away!  I miss hearing from you and reading your lovely comments.


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Thursday, January 6, 2011

YOUR 2 Cents

It's a new year and I'm thinking about making some changes.  But I wanted to get some feedback from you all before I do.

Right now, the weekly line-up is as follows:

Tuesdays: Hand-made Goodie of the Week, where I share something fun and handmade
Wednesdays: Who's That, where I feature an awesome blog or shop
and What I'm Wearing, where you get to critique my outfits from the past week
Thursdays: Tipping Thursday, where I share my tips on everything from make-up to things I've learned along the way
Fridays: Fashion Fridays, where I share something fashion/beauty related.

Should I keep things as they are?  I want to add in a weekly linky party, where you all can show-off what you've been up to somewhere in there.  I'm also thinking about doing Who's That just once or twice a month.  I almost feel like I'm stretching myself a little too thin, with the blog and going back to school and my motherly duties.  Trying to coordinate guest bloggers every week has been more than hectic.  I don't want to blog because I feel obligated-I want you all to take something away from what I post.  So, I'm definitely feeling quality over quantity here.

So what do you think?  What do you want to see more of?  Less of?  Some tweaks here or there?

I really do want to hear what you have to say, so don't be shy!  Tell me what you think.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Guest Blogger: Tatertots and Jello

I had some technical difficulties with the post when I originally posted it, so I'm re-posting it for you all.  The wonderful and amazing Jen from Tatertots and Jello came by to share something yummy.  

Hi! I'm Jen from Tatertots and Jello! I am so excited to be here at Courtney's blog!! 

I would love to share one of my favorite recipes with you -- Chocolate Ganache Truffles. These are delightful to make for a Christmas Party or a New Years Eve dessert!

Chocolate Ganache Truffles

  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • Sprinkles


  • Chop up the Chocolate. I used my food processor. But if you don't have one, you can can chop it up with a knife. 
  • Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture over the melted chocolate mixture; let stand for 2 minutes. 
  • Using a rubber spatula, stir gently, starting in the middle of bowl and working in concentric circles until all chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 

  • Using a melon baller, scoop chocolate onto a sheet pan lined with wax paper and return to the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 
  • Place the 8 ounces of chocolate into a medium mixing bowland microwave the bowl for a minute on power level 3, check it each minute to see if it's melting. 
  • Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and shape into balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Use powder-free vinyl or latex gloves, if desired. 
  •  Then place the truffle in the bowl of chocolate. Use a slotted spoon and gently remove the truffle from the chocolate and gently place it on the waxed paper. Add some sprinkles to the top.
  •  Allow to set in a cool dry place for at least 1 hour; or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Serve at room temperature. 

Thanks for letting me come over and share one of my favorite recipes!! 
Some other Christmas projects I've made this year have been:

Happy Holidays!!! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today, Jen!
 Merry Christmas to you all and I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
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