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Blues Brothers Tuesday OOTD

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Hello friends,

you’ve seen this outfit before because it’s one of my favorites but today I am wearing it with a different pair of shoes and I threw on these cheapie sunnies just for fun.

Blues Brothers Sunnies

JCPenney has the best pencil skirts in their Worthington collection and their clearance sales are always on point.  The two tone wedges were purchased as part of the haul.

Colorblock shoes from

An activewear t-shirt from Walmart completes the outfit.  Canvas Chevron Purse is Avon/Mark and the necklace with matching bracelet is from Payless.

Purse from Avon/Mark Necklace and bracelet - Payless

These Blues Brothers sunnies were in the giveaway Swag Bag, from the @CrowdTap #DOAC event I attended in June.

Me and my Bloggy Buggy

My Bloggy Buggy also got a @Crowdtap #DOAC giveaway – car magnet

Relaxing at work Mid-afternoon break at work in my normal sunglasses.  You gotta love that the bench also matches my outfit – lol

In what ways do you change up your favorite outfit?

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



#DOAC with Crowdtap

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

Maintaining a blog is oftentimes hard work but it is such a great and rewarding experience and some of the perks aren’t half bad either. However, you don’t always have to be a blogger to receive perks, especially if they are coming from CrowdTap.

Are you are active on other social networking platforms and have a lot to say?  Perhaps you enjoy taking pictures or hosting great parties, if so, then you need to sign up with Crowdtap.

Crowdtap is a social media network where you can use your creativity to win gift cards and free products from big-name brands. These brands are looking for you to show and tell others how you use everyday items either through photos, videos, and writing. Rewards are then given to the top submissions.

I’ve been a Crowdtapper for a few months and on Monday, I along with several others “tappers” were rewarded with the ultimate Crowdtap sampling to date.  A FREE overnight stay at a Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, courtesy of #DOAC. Most of these Crowdtappers were from New Jersey and the surrounding states including New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, I believe I was the only one from Delaware.

The invitation included a guest, but unfortunately, hubby was unable to attend due to the fact we have an air conditioning leak that needed constant attention. It was a beautiful day and Atlantic City is only a 2 hour drive so I didn’t mind making the trip solo.

heading to Atlantic City

After checking into a Premium room at Caesars Hotel I was able to relax for about an hour before changing clothes and then meeting our Atlantic City representatives in the lobby.  From there we were taken to a #DOAC Pool Party Cocktail Reception at Golden Nugget – H2O Pool Bar and Grill.

Ceasars hotel in Atlantic city


Hail Caesar


in the lobby in my chariot

A Jitney picked us up for this short ride to the reception where several Crowdtap reps greeted us with a #DOAC Swag Bag and Wrist Bracelet. We also received 2 tickets for a Jitney Ride and the bracelet was an identifier to receive special menu prices at certain Boardwalk bars and restaurants. The view from atop the Golden Nugget was awesome and for an hour we mingled and noshed on Beef and Vegan sliders, skewered BBQ Chicken, French Fries, Onion Rings, Salads and an open bar of beers, wines, sodas and water.

Private jitney Rooftop view reception food Atlantic City water tower view from the rooftop Crowdtappers Swag Bag fellow blogger from Ct

After eating and a few brief words from the Crowdtap reps we re-boarded the Jitney and headed back to the beach to check out some amazing sand sculptures.

fellow Crowdtappers

These were just a few of the entries in the DO AC Sand Sculpting World Cup contest.

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Sand Sculptures

sand sculpture sand sculpture

Afterwards we were on our own so I took advantage of getting some exercise by walking the miles long boardwalk, people watching, taking pictures, browsing the shops, just enjoying the beautiful night atmosphere then ending the day at the casino, losing $60 in the process!

BTW, I found people to take pictures of me after offering to take pictures of them, usually couples who were more than willing to oblige – thank you kind strangers!

white sands on the beach thank you kind strangers for taking my pic Ripley's Believe it or Not museum AC boardwalk Korean War Vet Memorial Caesars at night

me at beach Boardwalk boutiques I was able to capture this beautiful sunset at the sea in AC

beautiful sunset in Atlantic City

I had all intentions of rising at 5:30 am the next day to capture the sunrise over the sea, but hit the snooze button too many times before finally getting out of bed at 8:00 am. It was still a great DOAC way to start the day, a cup of coffee, an ocean breeze and watching the waves lap the shore was an invitation to return with the family.

coffee on the beach

Before checking out at 11:00, I once again walked the boardwalk enjoying the last few hours of this mini vacation.  Then I hit the road and was home exactly 2 hours later, a little more rested and thankful for having been a rewarded Crowdtapper for the day and a big thank you to #DOAC, see ya soon!

DOAC pics 080 mini vaca in AC mini vaca in AC home again

Now it’s your turn, what are you thankful for this week?  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



Weekend Wind-Down Party #21 | Whirlwind Week

savings at cvs

Hello friends and Happy Fri-Yay!!  This has been a whirlwind week and despite the dreary weather I am so happy that the weekend is right around the corner.  Several exciting events occurred this week and I’d like to share a few of them with you, the first was having another DIY article printed in @ParadeMagazine, (click here), Potpourri in a Jar ~ Flameless Fragrance.  The second was being featured by Whitney Nic James, (click here) on her blog as a May pick in her weekly Personal Style Linkup.

I have also been very busy doing product reviews and will be heading to AC (Atlantic City) for an overnight stay which was a Perk from Crowdtap, definitely looking forward to that one.  Tomorrow I’ll be driving back up to West Chester to attend the Radiant Orchard Summer Party hosted by Design+Life+Kids, so look for that recap on that next week.  Sunday I plan on taking hubby to breakfast and then lounging poolside, what are your weekend plans?

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