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CAFFEINE BLISS + A GIVEAWAY

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There are moments for me when nothing beats a bit of caffeine bliss – curling up with a cup of coffee or hot tea and diving into a good book or grabbing coffee with girl friends & having a much needed chick chat. Since I treasure those times I recently added a cute bonus to my coffee moments with a sweet cozy (or coffee collar) from The Cozy Project on Etsy. I’m in love with all of Jenny’s designs, but the one she created for me won my heart. This custom beauty displays my blog name and post sign off! Don’t you just LOVE?!

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You may recognize Jenny’s work from my Christmastime Get Cozy Gift Guide.

I’d like to help add to your coffee coziness this winter.  So, as a thank you for being a Pretty Sweet Life reader, you have the chance to win a cozy of your own! COZY GIVEAWAY

To enter, visit the Pretty Sweet Life Facebook page and click on the giveaway tab or click the image above. While you wait for a winner to be selected, make sure you browse The Cozy Project shop! The cozies are a great gift idea for Valentines day!

Good Luck!

(contest entry is open from Saturday  1/26 – Thursday 1/31 – Giveaway winner will be selected using rafflecopter. Prize from The Cozy Project is a single coffee cozy and does not include the french press cozy, gift sets, or custom cozy.)

***UPDATE***

A winner has been selected!  Congratulations to Heather (In Her Chucks) for winning a coffee cozy from The Cozy Project!  Be sure to check your email for details!! Enjoy! xo

xoxo,liz

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DAY-TO-DAY ORGANIZATION

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Well, well, well there you are is probably what y’all are thinking.  And to that my response is FOR REAL!  What can I say, 2013 started off with pure craziness – the flu, busy work schedule, training for a race later this year and the oh-so important decisions of new pillows for the couch haha!  Oh and that reminds me…Happy (very belated) New Year! I hope that you’ve all welcomed 2013 with ease.

I’m not a huge beginning of the year resolution maker, but rather a goal maker throughout the year.  I have over all goals for 2013, but take things bit by bit.  I figure this way I’m less likely to fail and hopefully don’t find myself overwhelmed.

I’m often teased by my boyfriend that I am OCD when it comes to organization and cleanliness, but I can easily find room for improvement in my time management (he’d agree). And yes, I’m definitely a type A, but OCD nah. 😉

ipadOne goal for the beginning of the year is to become organized enough to create time for myself and my dreams.  Perhaps I need to start scheduling that “me time”.  To help, I’m keeping my day to day scheduling/organization done electronically and hopefully not caving for a regular planner. Eeep! This is a toughy.  I love picking out a planner each year and writing my appointments down – I’m old school.  No appointments were typically ever kept on my iPhone because everything was always neatly written down and maybe even had an accompanying doodle. That has all changed.  I received an iPad from my parents this year (amazing!) and fell in love with it, hard.  I read books on it, play games, check my email and all the numerous social media sites I’m on.  And, now I keep my day-to-day tasks, appointments and notes on it.  All of my calendars are synced and now and I’m relying on my iPad and iPhone.  It’s a change and a hard one to get used to.  I miss writing things down, but so far I’ve done well and like that I have fewer items to carry around in my purse or work bag. If I do feel the need to purchase a planner I love this idea that Carly of The College Prepster suggested for extra planners.

I’d love to know how you keep your daily appointments and happenings organized and if you’ve made the switch to electronic organizing.

xoxo,liz

GIFT GUIDE: GEEK CHIC GAL

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1.apple ipad   2.tiny studs   3.composition notebook iphone case   4.mani pedi ipad folio   5.leather ipad case   6.ampersand screen print    7.the perfectly imperfect home   8.shetland wool hearts desire crewneck   9.simply bloom camera strap   10.heart paperweight   11.warby parker gift card   12.la pavillion iphone wristlet

xoxo,

GIFT GUIDE: GET COZY

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1.feather and goose down vest   2.chunky fancy cable knit mittens   3.coffee coozie   4. toscana shearling earmuffs   5.chunky infinity scarf   6.polka dot thermos   7.chunky cable knitted cardigan   8.gift socks 3-pack   9.leopard matches   10.minnetonka cally slipper   11.naughty and nice candles

xoxo,