Friday, November 30, 2012

Favorite Things Swap

To know me is to know my intense love for anything I deem I can't live without. I don't just say I love it; I say I love it and then try to convince everyone else why they should love it as well.

The flip side of that? I love, love, LOVE knowing what others consider their favorite things as well.

You know what's even better than talking about our favorite things? Sharing our favorite things!

In the spirit of channeling our inner Oprah, my bestie BHB and I are hosting our very first Favorite Things Swap!

The Fine Print:
  • You must send your partner a minimum of two items, totaling $25-50.
  • You have until Friday, December 7 to sign up. We will partner you up on Monday, the 10th.

Because we don't want our information scattered on the internet (hello, stalkers!), we won't ask you to do it either. Instead, email the following info to
Email Address
Blog / Twitter
Mailing Address

The one time I caved and decided to participate in a swap a couple of years ago, my partner flaked (you know who you hiss). 
If you flake on your partner, we will publicly ridicule you. And we will not stop until you have been shunned. You have been warned.

I can't wait to hear / see what everyone is loving this year. 

Happy swapping, y'all!

PS - I no longer post here (with the exception of this post, obviously). Come see me on my new blog!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The End

It's time to say goodbye to UGABamaBelle, y'all. It's time to walk away from this blog, to change directions, to get real.
I started this blog almost two years ago and it quickly became a fun way to talk about trivial aspects of my life, a way to escape the day-to-day realities. But as time went on, I found it becoming a struggle to find the line between light and fun anonymity and wanting to be real. 
I have been through things and changed in ways I could not have imagined when I started writing here almost two years ago. It's not something I can explain or put into words. As we go about life and evolve, sometimes we outgrow things - jobs, friends, TV shows...and I think that's the case with this blog. I've simply outgrown what UGABamaBelle set out to be about.
And so I'm wiping my slate clean. 
Thank you to all of you who commented, who became my in real life friends, who changed me, and who I will love forever. 
Come see me in my new space. It's a {serious} work in progress, but that's the thing with clean slates: you can start from the beginning and make it whatever you need it to be.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

This Weekend I Will...

...Kick this nasty cold's ass.

...Catch up on blog reading / commenting.

...Clean and organize and decorate for fall. And maybe bake brownies, too. Because it's what Betty Crocker would do.

...Watch football. A lot of it.

...Go to Ethridge for delicious Amish wares. (To know me is to know my obsession with the Amish and their homemade foods)

...Transfer Mexico pictures from my camera to computer, which gets me one step closer to getting them on le blog.

What's on your agenda this weekend?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012




{Still somewhat}


Strep throat.

417 unread work emails.

I have an insane amount of things to do / catch up on this week. Pictures and details coming next week.

How was your weekend?

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mexico, Here I Come

Apologies for unintentionally turning my blog into a ghost town this week.

I have been insanely busy and exhausted, but now? It's time to head to Mexico.!!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week/weekend. I'll see y'all Tuesday!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Happiness Is

A fountain Coke with crushed ice in a styrofoam cup

A best friend's wedding

Chocolate chip cookies from Panera


56 degrees

Decorative Pumpkin Season

8 days until Mexico

Color coded organization

Letting go of anonymity

Miniature Reese's cups

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