Gentri Lee: November 2011

11.30.2011

Rolled Up Pretty Giveaway and Poshlocket Winner!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Hey guys!
We have another AWESOME giveaway happening today! Whoop whoop! Today's giveaway comes from someone I not only consider a great bloggy friend, but also a great real life friend! Yep- we've met in real life. I am super lucky!

Meet Savannah from Rolled Up Pretty. She just opened up the PRETTIEST pillow shop on the block! The Etsy block that is.
(on Etsy)

"I have always loved pillows. I think they are the easiest and best way to brighten up any space. I started making pillows for myself about five years ago, and just recently decided to sell them. Unlike a lot of shops, my pillow prices include the cover AS WELL as the faux down pillow insert which is a very nice pillow that feels a lot like a real down feather pillow. This is a GREAT deal considering you get both the fun cover and the insert. I hope you like what you see and please don't hesitate to email me at savannah(at)rolleduppretty(dot)com if you have any questions. When I run out of pillows in my shop, I can still make more. Just contact me and let me know which one(s) you would like. Have a great day and happy shopping with the 25% off code.  I think these pillows would be a really fun Christmas present for a loved one!  Don't you?!  :)"

So first- not only are you going to have the chance to win one of these beauties BUT Savannah is also offering a 25% discount to ALL of you! Just use the code ROLLEDUPPRETTY25 at checkout! :D

Now, if you live in the USA and would like to win one of these pretties here's what you need to do...

Mandatory:

  • Follow Savannah's BLOG via GFC (google friend connect)


Extra Entries (please leave a separate comment for each thing you do. Makes my day so much easier):

  • Follow Gentri Lee via GFC (you are here)
  • Heart Savannah's Etsy Shop
  • Follow Gentri Lee via Bloglovin'
  • Follow Savannah via Bloglovin'
  • Follow Gentri Lee via Facebook
  • Follow Savannah via Facebook
  • Follow Savannah via Twitter
  • Follow Savannah via Pinterest
  • Visit Savannah's shop and Heart your favorite item- then come back and tell me which one it is
  • Blog about the giveaway
  • Facebook about the giveaway
  • Tweet about the giveaway
  • Spread the word about this giveaway via any other social media site you can think of
  • Wish someone Happy Holidays while doing "Double Dream Hands" (people always ask if my "fun" entries really count. OF COURSE they really count. And they make me happy. :))

That's 15 Possible ways to enter!! Go go go! :D

Also! We have a WINNER for the Poshlocket giveaway! Hooray!
Congrats tooooooooooooo...

Annika from her blog
A Sweet Release!

Email me so i can set you up with Poshlocket!

And don't forget to enter the TJLundin&Co. Giveaway going on right now!

11.29.2011

Recent Treasures

Happy Tuesday everyone! First- I'm guest posting over at Classic & Bubbly today! I'd love for you to check it out. :)

As most of you noticed, I'm hosting a giveaway for Poshlocket. (didn't know? Enter HERE!) Well, they are so so wonderful and sent me some earrings. Guys, you would not believe the compliments I received when I wore these on Sunday! Everyone LOVED them, as do I! The quality is excellent and the detail is beautiful. (btw- it's hard taking pictures of your ears...)
Photobucket

They came in a cute little pink suede bag that not only looked beautiful but smelled nice too! haha! Basically, I am in love with Poshlocket.
Photobucket

For a while now I've admired the BEAUTIFUL pieces Lo makes for her shop Printed Peaks. I was finally able to place my own order and decided to make it a custom one. I am SO SO incredibly happy with my necklace! Every time I wear it people stop me to ask where I got it. :)
Photobucket
Photobucket

Plus Lo sends her pieces in the cutest little bag as well!
Photobucket

A little while ago my other bloggy friend Kaitlyn posted her new "deer" cards to her shop- isavirtue. I fell in love instantly and decided to make yet another custom order and have her print them on a natural paper for me. I am so in love with these! I ordered a set of five and am FOR SURE keeping one for myself. haha! And of course her packaging is always beautiful and handmade!
Photobucket

I think ANY or ALL 3 of these would make excellent gifts for someone this Christmas season. Not only are they all beautiful and unique but affordable as well! :D Let me know if you pick up any of them! We can be twinners! (Or I can be twinners with whoever you buy them for. haha!)

If you want some fun things to do:
the Poshlocket Giveaway (ends tonight at Midnight!)
the TJLundin&Co. Giveaway (ends tomorrow at Midnight)
and my guest post over at Classic & Bubbly

11.28.2011

Blogger of the Week: Redhead Memories

Hey guys! Today we have the guest post from this weeks "Blog of the Week": Kaycie from her blog "Redhead Memories"! Funny story- Kaycie and I actually grew up in the same neighborhood! Crazy right? So I've known and loved her for a long time and know that you will love her just as much as I do! Take it away Kaycie!

***

Hello friends! I’m Kaycie and I blog over at Redhead Memories. As you may have guessed, I’m a natural ginger and I love making memories. I love looking through old scrapbooks and laughing at good times. I also have a terrible memory, which makes things pretty ironic and funny.

I live with my husband, Scott and kitty Anya in Nevada where we do fun things like work, pay bills, and eat cookies. My blog is all about documenting my silly life and looking for the good in every day. Sometimes I even throw in a craft or recipe or two!


I’m a dabbler. I like to take pictures, but I’m by no means a professional. I love thrifting vintage and non-vintage things, but sometimes I buy things at full price. I love to cook, but sometimes I make complete disasters.


I hope you’ll come stop by to see my successes and sometimes, even failures. Thank you so much for having me, Gentri! 
-Kaycie


***


Lovely right?! So go check out her blog! Like, now!


P.S. I've got a couple giveaways going on right now! Be sure to Enter:
Poshlocket Giveaway (ends tomorrow- Tuesday at Midnight)
TJLundin&Co. Giveaway (ends Wednesday at Midnight)

11.27.2011

TJLundin&Co. Giveaway!!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!

Hey guys!
I've got another giveaway for you! Tis' the season, right? haha! This giveaway comes from one of my lovely sponsors- Tiffany from her blog The Creative Coastie Wife. Tiffany makes beautiful and unique jewelry and has something for everyone.

She is giving away a $20 shop credit to her Etsy shop TJLundin&Co. So exciting!!

Here's how you can enter

Mandatory:
Follow Gentri Lee (you are here) via Google Friend Connect (over on my left sidebar)

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each):

  • Follow Tiffany's BLOG
  • Head over to her SHOP and then come back to tell me which item(s) you would chose if you won


That's it! Simple and easy! So go go go! :D This giveaway will end Thursday, December 1st at Midnight!

And don't forget to enter the Poshlocket Giveaway I have going on right now. It ends Tuesday at Midnight!

11.25.2011

Thanksgiving-ness

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?! Or- How was everyone's Thursday?! :D I had a great Thanksgiving, it was a little different this year. Usually we get all dressed up, go see a movie, come home and eat dinner, then lounge on the couch. But there were no movies we wanted to see this year (my dad wasn't really excited about Breaking Dawn... Shocking?), and it was just my sister, mom, dad, grandma, uncle, and myself. (we usually have more people) So instead- my dad and I took the 4wheeler up into the hills before our early dinner. It was a lovely morning/afternoon in the mountains. My kinda day. :)
Photobucket

It was crisp and overcast. You could feel the temperature drop as we climbed.
(yes, that's a frozen pond)
Photobucket

I can't get enough of these mountains.
Photobucket

We also saw lots of wildlife! Now, I KNOW these pictures are TERRIBLE. But I had to zoom a lot. And my camera only has a 10x zoom before it starts loosing quality... Plus these animals would have ran if we had gotten any closer. So bad photos it is...
Wild Turkeys (how appropriate right?!) and mountain goats. Also some deer, but I didn't take any pics. I see them all the time.
Photobucket

If you look closely you can see the mountain goats to the side of me. 3 white dots. One is up higher and the other two are down lower.
Photobucket


Here's my dad! Gotta love his puffy orange coat. At least it kept us safe and easily spotted by those families who were in the hills practicing their shooting...
Photobucket

Here's a 360 degree collage from where we stopped. It's crazy how different Utah is. On the East we have the beautiful lush mountains and on the West we have the vast dry deserts.
Photobucket

Then we headed home and had our Thanksgiving feast! Mmmmmmmm....

Everything was made from scratch. My mom and grandma are awesome. She was practically finished by the time I'd offered to help. I need to be better at that. She starts the night before so it's not so hard the next day.
Photobucket
Sweet Potatoes with roasted Marshmallows
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Homemade Rolls
Jello
Homemade and homegrown Grape Juice
Turkey (duh!)
oh it was dellliiiiiissssssshhhh....
Photobucket

There was/is pie. But I didn't even think to take a pic. I don't like pie, so I just had second dinner... :/ haha! (don't judge me too much- our first dinner was really like lunch... haha!)

I'd love to hear how your Thanksgiving/ Thursday was! Please, do tell! :)

Happy SHOOOOPPPPIIIING!
Might as well enter the Poshlocket Giveaway while you're here! :)

11.24.2011

I Am Thankful For...

Photobucket
My family- Mom, Dad, Grandma, Sisters, BIL, Nieces, Nephew, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins
My Friends- Real life and Blog Friends (SO thankful for YOU!)
Food
The Earth
Those who serve my country
My Job
My Savior- Jesus Christ



So tell me...

Photobucket

11.23.2011

Poshlocket Giveaway!! Plus some winners!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!

Hey guys!
We have a WONDERFUL giveaway from a company called "Poshlocket" today! Their pieces are beautiful, affordable, and they have something for EVERYONE! I would seriously buy everything if I could. :)
First here's a little about their company:

"Poshlocket is an online fashion jewelry boutique that carries a wide range of styles. We have pieces that are unique and bold, classic and elegant, and that are minimalistic but yet not boring. Everyone will find something that caters to their style at Poshlocket. Also, our goal is to provide beautiful jewelry at an affordable price.  Free shipping and free returns as well!"

Awesome right?!
Today they are giving away EITHER the "Mindy Pearl Chain Necklace":
Or the "Jenny Fabric Weave Cuff" (comes in either silver or gold):
to one lucky winner!

Here's how you can enter:

Mandatory (your entries will not count unless you do this step):

Extra Entries (Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do- it makes my day so much easier!):
  • Follow Gentri Lee via Google Friend Connect (on my left sidebar)
  • Like Poshlocket on Facebook
  • Follow Poshlocket via Twitter
  • Follow Gentri Lee via Bloglovin'
  • Like Gentri Lee on Facebook
  • Leave a comment telling me which item you would buy from Poshlocket
  • Blog about the giveaway (leave a link)
  • Facebook about the giveaway (leave a link)
  • Tweet about the giveaway (leave a link)
  • Spread the word about the giveaway using any other form of social media you can think of!

That's 11 possible entries! (remember you MUST join the mailing list to enter!) So get to it! :D This giveaway ends next Tuesday- November 29th at Midnight!

OH OH OH!
Wait!

Poshlocket is also offering everyone an AWESOME "Pre-Black Friday" discount! By entering the code "BF11" at checkout you can receive 50% off!! WHAT?! That's amazing! Go go go! The deal ends Nov. 24- Tomorrow!


***

And now for a couple winners.

I never heard back from the winner of the "Secret Life of Bee" giveaway so I drew a new winner:
Congrats Andrea from

And for the "Fetch & Co." giveaway, our winner is...
Number 46
Cerisse from

email me ASAP ladies!

11.22.2011

My bad... Missed one.

Missed a sponsor! Ah!

Meet tiffany!

This was a live band night at the old historic hotel where we (my hubby) met swing dancing. This was one of the best nights swing dancing at this historic hotel. The same hotel I met my hubby just a couple months before this picture was taken. Little did I know I would marry him.

Blog/ Shop/ Pinterest

Favorite Shots- Sponsor Edition

Hey Guys!
I wanted to introduce you to my LOVELY lovely sponsors today! I was really tired of the normal "Sponsor Spotlight" posts so with the help of awesome bloggers (sarah) we're doing things differently. I've asked each of my sponsors to send me their favorite picture of themselves and a short description as to why it's their favorite. :) Read, enjoy, then hop over to each of their blogs and say HI!

If you're interested in sponsoring Gentri Lee for the month of December you can find my sponsor info HERE or by clicking the "Sponsors" banner to your right ---->

"I love being a wife, stay at home mom, and pugs. This picture represents my life so accurately right now which is why it's my current favorite picture. Very busy, but very fun."


Rolled Up Pretty:
"The reason I love this picture is because I am at lunch with my bestie Sara and that fancy scarf I am wearing and the cute little treasures I'm holding were some sweet gifts she brought back for me from Belgium and Paris.  I love her and I LOVE eating lunch with her every week.  This is my happy place."


Adventures of Newlyweds:
"I love this photo because I was surrounded by my closest friends and family and everyone was having so much fun!"


Awesomely Awkward:
"This is my favorite picture of me and my husband taken last summer. It shows how goofy we are. He's squinting because we are in a cave and I have my goofy "I'm so excited smile"."


Hue and Hum:
"I'm trying to enjoy the last few warm days with Albus before they're all gone."
BlogInstagramTwitterFacebook

Kristie Was Here:
"I'm a fan of this photo because it shows me and my ever present sidekicks: a smile and a camera. Can't go wrong with either."


Lil Noodle Bug:
"At the end of the day, I am a very simple person and all I truly need in life is God, Love, my Family, and of course Cute Shoes and Accessories!"
Blog/ Shop/ Facebook


Little Somethings By Little Lo Hood:
"This photo is of a friend and me at the waterfront in Burlington, Vermont. I grew up in Vermont and went to college in Burlington, I no longer live there and miss it so much, so this photo certainly has a special place in my heart."


Lovely Little Rants:
"Favorite photo because that is my twin brother, my best friend, the coolest kid ever, and he is currently on his mission, not a day goes by where I can't WAIT for him to come home in a little less than a year. :)"
Blog/ Shop/ Twitter/ Facebook


Mr. Taylor and His Lady:
"How classic is this 90's photo? It is my favorite because it highlights just some of my favorite people in my life, and showcases our personalities quite well!"
Blog/ Twitter/ Facebook


My Remedy:
"This is my favorite photo of me for my Remedy because I'm wearing one of my favorite pieces (the tribal necklace), one of my favorite dresses (by Betsey Johnson), I'm outdoors AND my cousin took it (who I rarely see because she lives in Switzerland <3!)."
Website/ Shop/ Facebook


My Soul is the Sky:
"This is my favorite photo because it perfectly depicts my personality and given the proper tools, circumstances, people, and props these are the adventures I love most! [ps. we only had one mask so I was forced to improvise and this is what my mastermind came up with.]"


Odds and Ends:
"I love this man and I love my birthday - and this photo combines both which is why I love it so much! (photo taken on my birthday last week)"
Blog/ Twitter/ Pinterest


Rogue and Whimsy:
"I've attached a photo from my beautiful wedding day two years ago when I married my best friend :)"
Blog/ Shop/ Twitter


And Here's to You Mrs. Robinson:
"This picture represents all my dreams fulfilled. And then some!"


Boyish Chic:
"I'm totally diggin' this photo for Boyish Chic because it describes me pretty perfectly: feminine with a boyish edge & a total goofball (+ it reminds me not to take life too seriously because sometimes I'm a workaholic!)."


Gastronomical Sovereignty:
"This photo was taken on Galiano Island just before I moved there to work for the Summer - it's my favourite not because of the fond memories I have of that job (because there are none) but rather because of the glowing sun, the smell of boat dock (I love that smell), the peaceful forrest, and the salty sea air - it just doesn't get any more West coast."
Blog/ Twitter/ Facebook


Head Over Heels:
"This is the night I got engaged, I was so happy that night. I couldn't look away from my husband's face when he was proposing, I didn't even look at the ring. He was all that I needed. {the ring was beautiful though!}"


Little Miss LJ:
"This is a picture of me on the happiest day of my life- my wedding to the love of my life :)"
Blog/ Twitter/ Facebook


Our Favorite Things:
"My Vintage Triumph Bycicle is the best present my Husband has ever bought me. He rescued 'Tilly' from the local dump and restored her. The woods here are private but we get to visit and camp in there amongst the Bluebellls whenever we like. It's our little piece of heaven."


So, hi:
"Here is a picture of me and my man. It encompasses everything I love about my life, my man, sillyness, laughs and mustaches. :)"
Blog/ Facebook/ Twitter


The Spotted Umbrella:
"Here is a picture that we love because we are huge Harry Potter fans and so we made the most out of
the last movie and dressed up one last time!"


Trailer Gypsy:
"I love this photo because it includes some of my very favorite things, tights, cardigans, and berries for making jam."