Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Missoni for Target - Giveaway Winner

Happy Hump Day! Today we have no "wish list wednesday" post. I'm very sad to report that a friend of ours passed away on Sunday and I have to attend a wake tonight. Even more sad to say that our friend was years younger than my parents, and pancreatic cancer took her life very quickly. :-( 

However - a bit of good news - we have a WINNER in the Missoni for Target giveaway! Congrats to reader "Britton" with the following comment:

Britton said...

I am a follower on twitter!!!

Please email me directly ( with shipping information and I'll get your goodies out asap! Congrats to Britton - and thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn't win this time, no worries - you know me, another giveaway is always just around the corner! 

Have a Wonderful Wednesday! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kate Spade Sample Sale: The Turtle is MINE!

This morning I was thrilled to see the above email from Ebates - Kate Spade Sample Sale time! 

Of course I had no intentions of ordering another handbag - and I am proud to say I didn't. (Seriously, another bag isn't high on my "must have" list right now). But of course I had to take a quick look through the offerings...

And there is was! I couldn't believe it! 
Holy moly - the Kate Spade Sea Glass ring (I'm calling it the turtle!). Some of your will remember that when I was in Charlotte last month, I found this exact ring at Nordstrom Rack. (link to that post HERE).  However, I was so disappointed because it wasn't my size and therefore, I walked away empty handed. 

The Sample Sale has this ring available in sizes 6, 7 and 8 - and the best part - it's only $39 (retail $128). You better believe, I couldn't add this little gem to my cart fast enough and the Sea Glass is now on it's way to my house! Score! :-) 

There are so many other great items included in the sale. "IF" I were going to order a handbag today, this would probably be "The One". 

The Yardley Medium Serena, $149 (retail $345) - I love a gold bag and this one would match everything in my closet...
If you would like to shop the Kate Spade Sample Sale, don't forget to link to the sale through Ebates to earn 3.5% Cash Back on your purchase! If you're not a member of Ebates already, you can sign up HERE - membership is FREE! I was late getting on the Ebates bandwagon myself - and can't believe how much $$ you can earn for doing what you are already doing anyway - shopping online! 

Were you tempted by anything on the Kate Spade Sale? Have a Terrific Tuesday! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Fragrance Favorites

Happy Monday! 

Even though our temperatures for this week are in the 85-89 degree range, it's "technically" Fall. I am gradually embracing the change of season, and have moved the following favorite fragrances to the front of my vanity for rotation. 

Meet my three longtime favorites for fall, winter and overall cooler weather. 

"Coco Mademoiselle" by Chanel - you will get stopped everywhere and people will say "you smell wonderful". It's long been a staple in my fragrance wardrobe. Sephora says: 

Sexy, fresh Oriental fragrance recalls the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel. An elegant, luxurious spray closest in strength and character to the parfum form. The signature Classic Bottle is perfect for the dressing table or for traveling. Spray lightly morning and evening on pulse points at the throat and wrist.

"Addict" by Christian Dior - you need to be confident to wear this one! A little on the heavy side, it has a long lasting effect. Sephora says: 

Dior Addict indulges the senses with sumptuous silk tree flower, voluptuous night queen flower, and luscious bourbon vanilla combined with sandalwood and tonka bean to evoke a feeling of passion in the boldly sexy woman who wears it.

"Mania" by Giorgio Armani - I've been wearing this one since 2004 or so, and I never get tired of it. Again it's a little heavy and in our *hot* climate, can only be worn during cooler months. Sephora says:  

Giorgio Armani seduces and unleashes a woman's inner being with this radiant floral fragrance. Sparkling fresh laurel, mandarine, and pink spice is combined with feminine notes of lily of the valley, peony, and contemporary cedar, amber, and musk to create a fragrance that is designed to seduce with simplicity and style.

Do you also change fragrances with the calendar? What are your favorites?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Salt Water Saturday: Game Day In Tuscaloosa

Happy Fall, Y'all! 

Today we make the four hour drive to Tuscaloosa, AL for the first SEC home game of the season. In a nationwide broadcast on CBS Sports, the Alabama vs. Arkansas game promises to be an exciting afternoon of football. 
Tradition runs deep in Tuscaloosa - winning and partying
Game day hosts Adam and Andrew, not only do these boys know how to have a great time - they also taught us how to make jalapeno vodka! Mixed with orange juice, this makes a nice change over a traditional screwdriver. 

These pictures were from Labor Day weekend and our first home game of 2011 - Alabama vs. Kent State. My BFF Priscilla went with me and we had a blast! Here's hoping today's game (and the outcome) is just as fun! 

Pictures as everyone made their way into stadium
We were too busy posing for this picture and missed an opportunity to have one with Alabama's Athletic Director, Mal Moore. Oops. 

Are you attending a college football game this weekend? If so, have a marvelous time and I hope your team wins (unless it's Arkansas today, LOL).

Roll Tide! 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fearless Fitness Friday: The Great Weight Loss Wager

TGIF, Shopaholics! I hope you have an exciting (or maybe relaxing!) weekend planned. Today I'm having lunch with friends down from ATL; off to Tuscaloosa tomorrow for the Alabama - Arkansas showdown and then plan to relax on Sunday! 

There is nothing that motivates me more than a good bet. My Father also loves a wager, especially one he thinks he can win. (I suppose I got that honest!) 

My poor Father - he doesn't know what hit him...he actually bet me an undisclosed sum of $$$ that he could lose more weight than me before Thanksgiving. I told him "get prepared to pay up"! :-)

So here is the deal - we weighed in last week. That was painful as no one else knows my weight. Not my DH, not my BFF(s), not my sister. (Well maybe my doctor but only because I have no choice at the doctors office.) 

We weigh in again on Thanksgiving Eve. (smart, huh?). The person who loses the highest percentage (%) of body weight, wins. Period. Not the total pounds, as he weighs a whole lot more than me and that wouldn't be fair. 

Wish me luck, I'm always motivated and perform best when money is on the table. And I want a new flat screen tv that wasn't funded from my own bank account. :-) 

What motivates you?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wish List Wednesday: First Hint of FALL Sale at Village Palm

Happy Hump Day! 

Today, my friends at Village Palm provide us with a special treat! They are running a sale on *select* merchandise from the Lilly Pulitzer Fall 2011 Collection. 

A few favorite styles are priced at 30% off, including: 

Angie Dress
Vanessa Dress behind the rope
Eryn Dress in Wrapping Stripe Navy
Stephanie Shift Dresses in Fall prints
Evie Dress Tomato
Adalie Wrap Dress tomato
Adalie Wrap Dress mini showtime dot
Fannie Dress Tomato red
Blanca Dress Navy Dress rehearsal
Navy Reeve Lace Dress
Roslyn skirt in navy dress rehearsal
Roslyn skirt in navy poppy embroidery
Bowen Dress Dress Rehearsal

Additionally, Village Palm is running a contest where you can WIN a Lilly Pulitzer Printed Bike in Stuffed Shells. There is no purchase necessary to enter locally - just stop by the store! You can also get an additional entry for every $100 spent from today until November 15th. More details of this contest will be provided on Village Palm's Facebook page HERE

You can shop with my friends at Village Palm on their website HERE, contact them via email:, call the store at 313-882-PALM, or stop by if you're local: 17110 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI. 

Be sure to tell them Shopaholic In Alabama sent you! If you've never ordered from Village Palm before, you will absolutely love dealing with Sarah and her staff. They are so helpful when ordering over the phone, shipping is affordable and quick, and added bonus - they accept Paypal! Yeah! :-) 

Have a Wonderful Wednesday and Happy Shopping! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reader Appreciation Giveaway: Missoni for Target Stationery Items!

Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a smashing start! 

One week ago today, the Missoni for Target line launched in stores and online. We all know what happened and how difficult it was (and still is!) to find our coveted Missoni. 

Yesterday I popped into my local Target and it appeared they had restocked some of the stationery items. Naturally, I was surprised - but thrilled! I picked up a few extras to share with you guys. I really appreciate all of you reading my blog, and your daily comments/Facebook posts. So without further ado, welcome to the Reader Appreciation Giveaway! 

One reader will win the items pictured above. This set includes the Composition book, the Pencil Box Set, and the Journal. All are in the highly coveted Colore print and will dress up your desk, laptop bag, or make that work just a little bit easier to tolerate. :-) 

How can you qualify to win the giveaway? See the simple steps below:

(1) Sign up to follow this blog via Google friend connect for ONE entry, or mention that you are already a follower. Winner MUST be a blog follower. 

(2) "Like" Shopaholic In Alabama on Facebook for ONE entry. (link HERE

(3) Tweet this giveaway for ONE entry. Be sure to copy me (@shopaholicinal) on the tweet - all tweets will be verified to qualify. 

(4) Follow Shopaholic In Alabama on twitter @ shopaholicinal (or mention that you are already a follower) for ONE entry. 

(5) Blog about this giveaway for ONE entry. Be sure to provide me a link to your blog post in the comments below. 

There you have it - with as many as five possible entries, there is a wonderful chance to win this giveaway. Please leave a separate comment for each entry (this helps me to determine the winner). Giveaway will run for ONE WEEK and end on Tuesday, September 27 at midnight Central time. After a random drawing, the winner will be announced here and on the Shopaholic in Alabama Facebook page on Wednesday, September 28. 

Good luck and thank you to all my loyal readers and friends! I really appreciate you! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Television Time

Happy Monday! This week I'm excited about a few new shows premiering in the Fall television lineup. (I know - being excited about a new tv show is sad, but I'm home alone pretty often these days!) 

There are several that I plan to give a chance, and see if I enjoy them enough to continue watching.  On my list: 2 Broke Girls (natural fit for a shopaholic, ha), Two and a Half Men (how will they deal with Charlie Sheen's departure?), The Biggest Loser (because I need the motivation), Revenge (previews of this look fabulous), and Charlie's Angels (after all, I watched the original series so I owe it to myself to check out the updated version) and Up All Night looks really cute - primarily because I love Christina Applegate! 

I'm on the fence about: Pan Am, Dancing With the Stars, The Playboy Club and Whitney. I hate to get into a bunch of television shows and have it suck up so much of my time! 

How about you? What are you planning to watch this week?
MON / September 19
2 Broke Girls NEWCBSComedy9:30p
Series moves to regular 8:30p time slot on Monday 9/26.
Dancing with the StarsABCReality competition8p
Hawaii Five-0CBSDrama10p
How I Met Your MotherCBSComedy8p
The Playboy Club NEWNBCDrama10p
The Sing-OffNBCReality competition8p
Two and a Half MenCBSComedy9p
TUE / September 20
The Biggest LoserNBCReality competition8p
Body of ProofABCDrama10p
NCIS: Los AngelesCBSDrama9p
New Girl NEWFoxComedy9p
Raising HopeFoxComedy9:30p
Tosh.0Comedy CentralComedy10p
Unforgettable NEWCBSDrama10p
WorkaholicsComedy CentralComedy10:30p
WED / September 21
Blue Mountain StateSpikeComedy11p
Criminal MindsCBSDrama9p
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCBSDrama10p
Harry's LawNBCDrama9p
Law & Order: SVUNBCDrama10p
The MiddleABCComedy8p
Special one-hour premiere episode.
Modern FamilyABCComedy9p
Special one-hour premiere episode.
Revenge NEWABCDrama10p
The X-Factor NEWFoxReality competition8p
THU / September 22
The Big Bang TheoryCBSComedy8p
Charlie's Angels NEWABCDrama8p
Grey's AnatomyABCDrama9p
Special two-hour premiere episode.
The MentalistCBSDrama10p
The OfficeNBCComedy9p
Parks & RecreationNBCComedy8:30p
Person of Interest NEWCBSDrama9p
Prime Suspect NEWNBCDrama10p
Prison Diaries NEWTLCReality10p
Sweet Genius NEWFoodReality competition10p
Whitney NEWNBCComedy9:30p
FRI / September 23
Blue BloodsCBSDrama10p
Dateline NBCNBCNews9p
The Dead Files NEWTravel ChannelReality10p
Ghost AdventuresTravel ChannelReality9p
A Gifted Man NEWCBSDrama8p
Kitchen NightmaresFoxReality8p
NikitaThe CWDrama8p
SupernaturalThe CWDrama9p
SAT / September 24
The Nerdist NEWBBC AmericaComedy10p
Saturday Night LiveNBCComedy11:30p
SUN / September 25
60 MinutesCBSNews7p
The Amazing RaceCBSReality competition8p
American DadFoxAnimation/Comedy9:30p
Boardwalk EmpireHBODrama9p
The Cleveland ShowFoxAnimation/Comedy8:30p
CSI: MiamiCBSDrama10p
Desperate HousewivesABCDrama9p
Dirty Soap NEWE!Reality10p
Extreme Makeover: Home EditionABCReality7p
Series shifts to an 8p time slot on Sunday 10/2. It will then move to Fridays at 8p beginning Friday 10/21.
Family GuyFoxAnimation/Comedy9p
The Good WifeCBSDrama9p
Long Island Medium NEWTLCReality10p
Pan Am NEWABCDrama10p
The SimpsonsFoxAnimation/Comedy8p
Sister WivesTLCReality9p

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