Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekend Update - and a Giveaway!

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[Linking up with Sami, Leeann and Meg :)]
Another great weekend is in the books!
Friday Andrew and I just chilled and ate ice cream from Cone. It was lovely!
Saturday I went for a run and then got ready for Diane's Bachelorette!
We rented out Pearl's Nails on Halsted and brought in champs and cupcakes. It was the perfect start to the evening and the folks at Pearl's were amazing hosts.
After nails we popped by the local firehouse. They sure did enjoy our company. 
Let's just say that they have clearly entertained bachelorettes before. It was beyond awesome.
Then it was off to the bars! We went to Kirkwood's, John Barleycorn (in River North), and Untitled
So much dancing, so many laughs, SO much booze!
I actually didn't really want the night to end!
Today we met up with my friend from high school for brunch at Grange Hall Burger Bar. I love catching up with her when she's in town! Other than that delicious meal, today has been relaxing and fun with grocery shopping, Mass, and eating Andrew's ridiculously amazing grilled chicken for dinner. Yum.
OK on to the giveaway!
Honestly it's been two weeks since the BlogHer Conference. It's about time I blog about it, right?
That morning I ran the Big10k, had a scrumptious breakfast at Eleven City Diner, power napped, and literally ran to the conference. My friend Kelsey had an extra pass and I wanted to partake! It was a shame I couldn't go on Friday but I was finishing up a South By Southwest proposal and missed everything, and obviously the race kept me from the morning sessions. 
Oh well, I definitely made the most of it!
I went to two sessions led by bloggers and they were pretty decent, but the best part of this massive conference was the expo!
Oh my free goodness was it awesome!
I got sample after sample and free wine after free wine.
Kelsey and I had a fantastic time!
Unfortunately I don't remember too many specifics. I should have written this post two weeks ago. Sigh.
Aside from the Turning Leaf Wine, delicious Wild Ophelia chocolate, and cool products (like the Shark! I want one!), there were so many photo ops! 

Snickers had a clever photo booth and gave me so many bags of Snickers. The Gorton's booth was hilarious because I got to wear the garb! The Samsung display was incredibly cool, too. I hammed it up by dance-walking for four seconds and they combined all of the movements into one photo. I was impressed!
I received quite a bit of swag, too.
In fact, I received a TON of swag.
And, lucky for you, I'm giving some of it away!!
(What? I want some of it, too!)
It's full of treats, face wash and lotion, two bottles of Garnier BB Cream, some sort of energy drink packets, Moo cards, two packs of Im Press nails, coffee, mouth wash, Windex Touch Up, and a bottle of pretty Essie polish!
Want it? You have until Wednesday night to enter! I'll announce on Little Bit of Sass Thursday!
Please use the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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Chelsee W said...

I would love to win the Essie nail polish!!!

Vicki said...

I'm excited about it all!! I'm really excited about the Impress Nails the Essie polish! :)

Unknown said...

I spy an essie bottle :)

Julie said...

Look at all those photo ops. I would have had a blast with that.

Stopping by from Mingle Monday :)

Sarah said...

The BB creams & the Essie nail polish! :) God bless!

Unknown said...

Essie Nail Polish! :)