Gentri Lee: September 2011

9.30.2011

Not My Idea Of Fun... (plus Q&A)

First- I'm guest posting HERE today. Take a look!

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Guess what I spent my Thursday afternoon/evening/night doing. Buying new tires. Yaya! Partaaay! Wait... No, actually it stunk. Buying tires is not fun.

But, to make the best out of it, I did what any other blogger would do. I put on some fur, a flower headband, and some red lipstick and took pictures of it...

Work it!

My new tire and I have now bonded. I guess I'll keep him.
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On another note, I have been thinking about doing a Q&A post for a while now. I feel like I don't tell you guys a lot about myself. SO here we go! If you have ANY questions for me (yes the crazy girl in the photos above)- please ask them in the comments below! (if you're uncomfortable asking in the comments just email me at gentrileeblog(at)gmail.com) I will answer them in a few days. :) So ask away!! What do you want to know?? (and please ask something... that would stink if no one asked anything. hahaha!)

Oh! If you are attending our Utah Blogger Party and want to enter an awesome giveaway from Yogurtland, just click HERE to enter!

Happy FRIDAY everyone!! :D

P.S. If you are interested in sponsoring Gentri Lee, I am still accepting sponsors for Oct./ Nov. Click HERE for info

P.P.S. If you would like to participate in an awesome party click HERE

9.28.2011

Package Pals- Party Preperation

Hey hey guys!

So the response for "Package Pals" has been so wonderful! More than I could have ever hoped for! I am so excited for this! It's going to be so much fun! (want to know what I'm talking about? Go HERE) I will still accept a few more bloggers, so if you're interested (especially my overseas friends) please email me at gentrileeblog(@)gmail.com. Please include:

1. Your name
2. Your blog URL
3. The country you're currently living in (no more than that please)

I'm just trying to get everyone paired up so we can get going! :D

If you're participating in Package Pals, or wanting to do your own thing, there are a couple of Etsy shops offering discounts for you! :D

First up-
Kaitlyn's lovely shop Isavirtue!

Kaitlyn is offering you 20% off anything in her shop when you use the code "PACKAGEPALS" at checkout! That is a serious deal! Her stuff is incredible! You can also check out her blog HERE. :) More on Kaitlyn in a minute...

Next up is-
Elizabeth's fun shop The Young Retiree!

Elizabeth is offering FREE Shipping to any of the Package Pals participants when you use the code "PACKAGEPALS" at checkout! Goodness you guys have it good! haha! You can check out her blog HERE.

So be sure to order a cute card or something from one of these shops to send in your package! :D

More on Kaitlyn...

Not only is Kaitlyn offering you that awesome deal, she's also our Packaging Consultant! She has such a talent for mail art and is going to be having some "How to" posts for you. It will help give you ideas on what to send, how to send it, how to make it look nice, etc! I'm so excited for this! Even if you're not participating it will be fun to see her posts and learn some great techniques! So be sure to watch for those! :)

Thank you to all who are participating! This is going to be a blast!! :D Remember it's not too late to become a part of this partay! Just email me if you want in.

P.S. If you're interested in sponsoring Gentri Lee, I am still accepting sponsors! Just check out THIS post and then email me letting me know which ad size you would like. :)

9.27.2011

Scenes From the Weekend...

Last week I received this gorgeous necklace from Heart and Soul Pieces (see her blog HERE). I was so excited to wear it! I know these pictures are blurry. I wasn't doing too well in the photo taking department. Plus my camera's batteries are dead (it takes regular non-rechargeable batteries, lame.), so I had to use my phone. But you can still see how beautiful this necklace is. I highly suggest you all check out her shop and blog!

It even came in the cutest packaging! Opening mail is even more fun when it comes in pretty wrapping. :) I even placed the chain of the necklace in the shape of a heart for the photo (heart and soul pieces) get it? Huh?? haha! I'm lame, I know...

I also spent a few days hiking the hills around my house. The first picture is the morning sun coming down the canyon, it was so beautiful. I can't get enough of the mountains. The second picture are the sunflowers that are growing all over the hillsides. And the third picture was the view of the sunset from the hilltop.

I was also lucky enough to listen to a meeting for the women in my church. If you have some time to spare, I'd love if you listened to this talk. Wow. It was amazing and something we all need to hear, whether you're part of my religion or not. :) If you'd rather read about it, you can find that HERE.







P.S. If you are interested in sponsoring Gentri Lee for the month of October(/November) please go HERE for more information. :) There are still some spots open.

9.26.2011

Blogger of the Week: Feathers and Freckles

Hey guys! Today we have our guest post from this weeks "Blog of the Week"! This week it's Megan from her blog Feathers and Freckles. She is so cute and has such awesome style. So read her guest post and then hop on over to her blog. :) Take it away Megan!


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FeathersFreckles
Hi everyone! I am new to blogging and can't believe I didn't start doing this sooner. I love writing, photography (I take all my own photos), and being inspired by other bloggers.

Feathers & Freckles is a fashion blog of sorts, which is silly because I'm not very fashionable. I can typically be found in my pajamas and covered in cat hair, or out & about in jeans and a tee. My blog is about finding my style and wearing the items in my closet that I've been too scared to put on. I finally got sick of only dressing up when I have an event to go to, because let's face it, I never have anywhere to be and my clothes aren't getting any younger.

FeathersFreckles
I like to rant about my life and the weird situations I find myself in, like my thrifting adventures in Florida or getting kicked out of a Chinese restaurant. I love to laugh and don't take anything too seriously...except maybe cupcakes.

I recently started the 10 & 2 challenge because I constantly stand in my closet thinking "Why did I buy any of this crap?!" I pulled out 10 items that I always avoid and wore them for 2 weeks. It made me realize what does and doesn't work for me, and also how brutally honest my readers are (which I love!).

FeathersFreckles
Feel free to check out my blog. Laugh with me and at me as I awkwardly journey through my life and closet.

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See? Awesome style, and I absolutely love her 10 & 2 idea! I need to do that. I know I have items in my closet that I should part with. :) So now it's your turn to go and check out Feathers and Freckles. :) Happy Monday everyone!


P.S. I am still accepting sponsors for October(/November) If you're interested in sponsoring Gentri Lee please go HERE for more info. :)

9.24.2011

Welcome Fall

Well, as much as I wish I could rewind the last few months and do them all over again (because they were wonderful, and it makes me sad that Summer is over), I can't help but welcome Fall with open arms. My favorite Season has come again and like most of you, for me the most exciting part would be the fashion. Here's my Fall wishlist... It's long.

I love being able to carry my maxi's over season to season simply by pairing them with different things.




I'm all about the cozy outfits. The hat I ordered a few days ago SHOULD fit like this one. If not, I'll be really sad.


My wish lists are full of cozy knit sweaters.


With fall comes the chance to accessorize more. I'm in love with these scarves.




Pretty sure this girl is more fashionable than most adults... Anyways, I MUST have that hat.
Source: None via Gentri on Pinterest


Another favorite cold weather accessory of mine? Cozy socks. Especially peaking over the top of some awesome boots.
Source: plumo.com via Gentri on Pinterest


I've been on the HUNT for the perfect pair of loose fitting boots (this hunt has been going for a few years...) I've yet to find the perfect pair in my size and price range. Who knew boot shopping would be so hard?


I love this version of the combat boot. It feels more hiker than combat.


And heeled oxfords are my go to heel for fall.
Source: zappos.com via Gentri on Pinterest


Of course I would GLADLY take these any day.


Last but not least, I'm so excited to swap my barely there makeup routine (or really, non-existent) for a more glamorous one. I miss my red lipstick!


Source: tumblr.com via Gentri on Pinterest


There you have it! I gave in and shared my top Fall craves. :) What are you craving for this Fall?


P.S.
If you're interested in sponsoring Gentri Lee be sure to check out THIS post! :)


If you live in the Utah area and are interested in attending a blogger meet up be sure to check out THIS post!


If you live anywhere in the world and wish to partake in my new Package Pals Party be sure to check out THIS post!

9.23.2011

Sponsoring!

You can now find updated information by clicking the "Sponsors" banner on my right sidebar --------------->


Starting in October I am moving from swap sponsors to charging for sponsors. I put A LOT of TLC into this blog and it is constantly growing. I have many ideas and hopes for this blog. If you're interested in sponsoring "Gentri Lee" for the month of October here are my rates:

Large
Size: 190x200
Price: $10.00
Deal: 2 Months for $15.00
Feature: Group Feature + Option for Giveaway and/ or Product Review

Medium
Size: 190x150
Price: $7.00
Deal: 2 Months for $10.00
Feature: Group Feature

Small
Size: 190x100
Price: $3.00
Deal: 2 Months for $5.00
Feature: No Feature

I'm offering a deal if you purchase for two months you receive a lower price. Please email me if you are interested at gentrileeblog(@)gmail.com. If you have any concern about pricing please email me and we can talk.

You may have noticed that Guest Posting was not an option for my sponsors. I like to reserve that for my Bloggers of the Week.

If you live in the Utah area and are interested in meeting other bloggers- be sure to check out THIS post!

If you live anywhere in the world and would like to participate in a Package Pal Party check out THIS post!

9.22.2011

Package Pals Party- You're Invited!

So, yesterday's post was just to show you all something I was excited about. I had no idea about the response I would get. Turns out a lot of people would love to have an oversea's friend to send goodies to!

So, if you are one of those people that would love to have your own package pal, just email me at gentrileeblog(@)gmail.com and I will get you all set up! We'll have a link up post once everyone (most of everyone at least) has received their packages. It'll be like one big snail mail party! I'm super excited! And yes, I know it's a cheesy name. But I'm a sucker for a good alliteration. :)

The lovely Ellie from The Usual Mischief created this awesome button just for this! Isn't she the greatest?! I was so grateful to her for this!


So thank you to all of you who commented yesterday and sparked this super fun idea!

Speaking of fun packages, I just received this one from Kaitlyn at Isavirtue!! Thank you Kaitlyn!! Kaitlyn is incredibly talented and I wish she lived closer so we could be real life friends.

So if you wish to participate in the Package Pal Party remember to email me at gentrileeblog(@)gmail.com, snag the button (code on my left sidebar) and display it proudly! :)

9.21.2011

Package Pals

A while ago the lovely Pia and I decided to send each other fun packages filled with goodies from our countries. (hers from Germany, and mine from USA) While mine is taking forever and a half to get to her, hers arrived within a few days! WOW! I was kind of shocked. haha!

It was so exciting to get this package in the mail yesterday. I opened it up and happiness came pouring out!

It was filled with the cutest journal (I've been needing a new one and just couldn't find one good enough, this one is perfect!! I'm so excited!), tons of Haribo candies and some Ritter chocolates. It's so fun to have someone from across the world to send goodies to. I highly recommend it!

9.20.2011

Party Time!

GUYS!!!

If you live in Utah or the surrounding areas (or far away and want to travel) then you are cordially invited to a Blogger Meet Up!!

AAAHH!!

It's going to be so exciting! I've collaberated with a few other bloggers (ashley and Kelsey) to plan this, and it's been a long time coming. But it's almost here! It's set for October 7th at 6pm. The place however, is not being announced publicly (creepers).

So if you would like to come and/or want more information- please RSVP to gentrileeblog(@)gmail.com! Whoop whoop! You can also grab the button (from my left sidebar) and display it on your blog. It'll direct people to this post and help spread the word to other Utah bloggers who might like to attend. :)

I really hope all of you who are close enough to make it- do make it! How fun to become real life friends?!

So set your calendars for October 7th, 2011 and spread the word! Hooray! :D

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In other news, the lovely Noelani just awarded me this award:

Thank you so much Noelani!! :D

And I also received this award from the gorgeous Kelli!

Thank you a bunch Kelli!!

I am now supposed to share 3 random facts about myself... hmmm
1. I can do a mean eagle impression
2. I could probably beat anyone in an "ugly" face contest (meaning who can make the weirdest face...as if there were such a contest... maybe we should have one!!)
3. I could probably beat anyone in a "dream-off" (meaning-my dreams are ca-razy)

Now I need to pass them on to 10 other bloggers... oh boy, that's hard...

For the "I Dig Your Blog" Award- I pass it on to:
2. Melissa from- Simply, Melissa Ashley
3. Jenna from- SewSavoirFaire
4. Kylie from- Love Always
5. Emma from- Race & Emma

And for the "Versatile Blog Award" I pass it on to:
1. Madison from- Yours Truly, Madison
2. JRudd from- Live Laugh Love
3. Lauren from- My Happy Thought
5. Jordan from- Trailer Gypsy 

Congrats lovelies!

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One more thing, I was asked to give my opinion on the Ombre hair trend. You can check it out HERE. :)

9.19.2011

Blogger of the Week: My Soul is the Sky

Hey guys!
Today we have our guest post from this weeks Blog of the Week! yay! Everyone meet- Melissa from her blog; My Soul is the Sky. First of all- I love her blog's name. LOVE it. Second- she has AWESOME style and recipes. Third- she is super cute and I'm so excited that she agreed to be Blog of the Week! She posts often and each post is so fun and beautiful.
Enjoy!

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Hello lovelies. I'm Melissa from My Soul is the Sky.
Thank you Gentri for choosing me to be blog of the week. Her blog is awesome so I can see why you all love it.

I started my blog because I wanted to know what all the hype was about. Blogging this and blogging that. Just another social media outlet right? But wow I never would've thought it'd turn out to be so amazingly fun!
My blog started as a lifestyle blog. A journal of sorts.

Taking and posting pictures about some of the adventures I had with AJ my lovely husband.
{Flight to Logan; my husband and I are both pilots}

Then I discovered all the amazing fashion blogs out there and decided I wanted to try my hand at that with a 30 dresses in 30 days. Let me tell you, it's not as easy as it looks especially if you live in a small city in the Utah bubble. Staring happens.

Let's just say I have more of a knack for being the photographer than the model. {Day 25}
So I've gradually strayed from there and now focus more on the things I love or lovely things I find and want to share.

Things like; Photography
{from the top of Adam's Canyon}


Fashion 

My wonderful husband, AJacks

My little lover,

And a little bit of life and adventure thrown in

I prefer pictures to depict my adventures. A photo journalist of sorts.
So take a little detour and come check out my little blog, My Soul is the Sky.
Maybe it's got something you'll enjoy too. Thanks for reading!

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Isn't she so cute?! Now go check out her blog! Seriously! Now!

P.S. BE SURE to check back tomorrow if you live in Utah or the surrounding areas!! :D

9.18.2011

Weekending

I've been a terrible procrastinator... I feel like I'm suffering from some choreographers block and so I spent my weekend doing all I could to avoid it and only working on small parts of the dance at a time. :P No good...

I spent basically my entire Saturday engulfed in THIS book (yes, I finished it)... Why am I such a nerd? haha! I only took breaks for a small hike, and eating. But even eating slipped my mind. When all of the sudden my stomach was suffering from hunger pangs, I realized how long it had been since I'd eaten... whoops.

There was something else I took a break for... a bit of online shopping.

I'd been dying to own this poncho for a while now. As it has sat in one of my pinboards, I've dreamed of the day of owning it, and it's almost here... Eeep! :)



I also threw in this "boyfriend beanie", seeing as it's been almost a year that I've wanted one and haven't found one. This one is perfect.


I also wasted time taking this quiz.


I know it's weird but... Thing is... it described me better than I could... It was scarily accurate. I'd never taken a quiz like that before. I only took it because I saw someone else had pinned it saying the same thing. I didn't believe it, until I tried it.  It was kind of good for me (weird??). It had me look at my life as I knew it was, but tried not to think about. If you're curious, try it. It only takes a couple of minutes. Let me know what you think of your results. (no one asked me to say these things, I am doing it out of pure curiosity. To see if it works for others as well as it did for me) It basically just tells you about your personality, nothing crazy.


Another thing I wasted time doing? Oh ya, watching Toddlers and Tiaras... Oh boy. That show... Considering there's all this talk about it right now, I thought I'd bring back this video to my blog. I've posted it before, but it's too fantastic not to share again. ENJOY! (if you've watched T&T before, you MUST watch this video. It's fantastic)


Have a happy Sunday!

P.S. I keep forgetting to mention THIS giveaway. I've loved her Etsy Shop since the moment I found it. :) she's also trying to reach 100 followers, so You should all check it out!!

9.17.2011

I Really Shouldn't

I have a habit of picking up a book, getting sucked in, and accomplishing nothing other than finishing the book... It's a good thing I'm a fast reader, or I'd be in real trouble.
I've heard lot's of great things about this book, so I decided to pick up a copy when I was at the store the other day. Today I snuggled up with a blanket as a giant thunderstorm rolled in and dove head first into my new book. It was intense from the beginning and the loud thunder and pounding rain outside only added to the scene.

Have you read any good books lately? I'd love to have more suggestions!

9.15.2011

Latest and Greatest 2

So yes, two lazy posts in a row. But I've been busy. I've got a dance I'm choreographing and it's taking up most of my brain. So until that is out of the way (soon) my posts may be lazy. Sorry. :/ But who doesn't love some AWESOME inspiration, or pictures to drool over?? So here you go- my latest and greatest pins!

I seriously gasped when I saw this picture... It's so perfect I may cry... ok, I won't cry. But you can bet that I will have something just like this when I grow up...


And yes, the next time I need to decorate my bedroom it will look like this. It's perfect for an apartment since it's mostly white, no painting! But it looks so perfectly cozy, I'd have a hard time getting out of bed each day...


Ok, SERIOUSLY America. You managed to snatch up EVERY single Missoni for Target throw?! I just want ONE! No I will not pay your ridiculous Ebay prices. Someone please tell me there will be more in stock soon, or that you magically bought an extra! (preferable this exact throw)


I am still LOOOOVING the maxi's. I love these day and night looks.


DUH how did I not think of this?! Store the sheets in their matching pillow cases. Psh. GENIUS!


And yes, I will one day have a tee-pee of my very own. Just like this one.


And this is how I feel every day.
Source: etsy.com via Gentri on Pinterest


I hope you guys were able to find some things you liked! You can find me on Pinterest HERE. :)

Happy THURSDAY!