Sunday, March 31, 2013

100 Followers Celebration Giveaway

I have reached over 100 followers. HOORAY! and as promised, I'm doing my first giveaway in celebration. This giveaway is sponsored by Southern Tart Boutique.

 Southern Tart Boutique is owned and ran by Jamie, who makes the cutest handmade jewelry!

Jamie made me a LSU necklace to wear on game day! Part of me wonders if she cringed while making it, considering she's in bama :) But she did a fabulous job!

She seriously makes the cutest game day jewelry for any team

The winner of this giveaway will win this gorgeous handmade necklace below 

Jamie is offering also offering 10% off any custom order for Ash Ann Pow blog readers during the time of the giveaway!
Here is her price list:

Single Strand Necklaces - $15
Double Strand Necklaces - $20
Triple Strand Necklaces - $25
Earrings- $4

Standard Shipping is $2 extra. and offers free shipping with a $30 total order. 

 10% off when you mention code: SAVY10


Giveaway begins March 31, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. and ends Monday April 7, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.  The winner will be verified, so be honest. Good luck!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

my best friend and my former hips

Meet my best friend Jordan, Jay-Wall, J. Cole,  Jordo, whatever. 
We go waaaay back.

I'm talking pre-high school, pre-college, pre-husbands, pre-babies kind of way back!

Many of you may already be familiar with Jordan from the It Works Wraps give away she hosted with Amber-licious.  So, I decided to try this wrap myself and well plain and simple friends, IT WORKS! It really tightens up your skin, like seriously.

Most of my fat is stored in my hips, and if it isn't there, it's in my thighs and butt (currently being worked out though because it's #backthatazzupfriday). But really, I'm so un proportioned. Thanks, genetics! I've got a serious case of Muffin Tops, Love Handles, Newlywed Hips call them what 'ya want, but I got 'em!

After 72 hours, I lost a total of 2.5 inches 

I'm kind of  healthy. I eat right for the most part and work out periodically, more so off than on lately with nursing school, and have my bottle glass of red wine with dinner. But this just gives me the extra boost I needed to keep off those 2.5 inches. When I look at these results, I say to myself (in my Uncle Si voice, of course) "Hey Jack, quit being lazy! Don't let those muffin tops come back, Jack!" And just like that, they ain't coming back. 

You can learn more about these wraps and other products by It Works by visiting Jordan's Facebook page  or by going to her website. If you sign up as a Loyal Customer, there some pretty good perks. And I don't just mean skinny hips :) For more information on becoming a loyal customer, visit here

Dear Love Handles, see you later.


and well, I can't pretend like I'm not struttin' my stuff around my apartment right now in my silk jammies like I'm Madonna or anything. 'Cause I totally am.

Strike a pose, vogue!

Let your body moooove to the muuuusic!

p.s.  I've reached 100 followers! THANK YOU!!! Giveaway begins Monday, so stay tuned! Happy Easter!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans, sex party! Whaaat!

Other than study for my injection check off and 2 tests I have today, I went to one of those Pure Romance parties this weekend. I've only been to one other, so I was so outside of my element.

I'm so conservative when it comes to this kind of stuff. I have no problem talking about it with my husband, sister, friends...but being around strangers talking about lube, c rings, and vibrating bunny rabbits makes me run the other way. I giggle like a little girl.

After some Merlot, everyone comes out of their shell some, right? I ended up leaving with things I never imagined even existed. I had a great time. It is so good to get out of the house from studying and having some girl time with wine, sharing of stories, and tasting all of the edible lubes. HAHA! No really, it was fun. I highly recommend going to one of these parties! If your interested in looking at what Pure Romance has to offer or want to contact my consultant, you can go here.

What were your weekend shenanigans? Link up!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Social Week 42

Sunday Social
  1. What is your favorite thing about Spring?  The changing of the weather so I can roll down my windows when I drive. It's my fave. 
  2. What is your favorite flower to grow or receive? To receive, gerber daisies. To grow, nything that doesn't depend on me. 
  3. What is your favorite nail polish color? any OPI shades of Pink.  

     4.  What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Does this count? 
Just kidding, kind of.  
I love running outside in the early morning and evening when spring arrives.

5. Do you have any fun spring plans? Details :)
I'm running a mud run in a few weeks, followed by attending a Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan concert 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Heaven on Earth for Women

Yeah, I'm talking about Ulta. 

Have any of you took advantage of their 21 Days of Beauty?  My girlfraann, Kayla at What a Cluster, and I went during Week One and got some snazzy beauty steals and deals.

go follow her!

We went on Tuesday to get Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara and with a purchase of any Tarte purchase, you recieve eye shadow primer and a mini Lights Camera Lashes. SCORE! I love this mascara. I see more of a lengthening when I use it, but it increases volume as well. 

I also snagged up some more Ulta nail polish in Mint Condition and Eye Popping Poppy and NYX Hi Definition Photo Concealer 

I got Benefit's Perk-up Artist and it's probably the $30 I've ever spent. I received a free cosmetic bag with this purchase, which is always amazing! Also with the purchase of Benefit products, I got free samples of It's Potent eye cream and Hello Flawless oxygen wow Foundation

It's safe to say I'm a slave to Benefit Cosmetics now


What have you bought from Ulta lately? 


Friday, March 22, 2013

blog lovin test

I'm on blog lovin now, so just ignore this test right quick

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It's Friday and I've got an announcement!

First and foremost, I just want to say a big THANK YOU to the bloggers who I love and follow that host giveaways.  Since I've been in the blogging world, I've won two giveaways and they truly have been amazing, unbelievable ones.

From the Balch Bunch I won two great books and a Love Print from Feel the Love give away

and yesterday, I won a $300 Nordstrom gift card hosted by these lovely ladies!

When I found out I won, I grabbed my fellow nursing student Liz beside me and we looked a little something like this...

Since I'm reaching 100 followers, I would like to do my very FIRST giveaway in celebration when I reach 100! So spread the word and stay tuned! 


Dear March, you are just creeping right on by. You go on ahead and keep doing your thing and tell April to do the same thing. Dear Ryan Gosling, thank you so much for your support. I don't know what I'd do without a fella like you around to give me that extra push.

Dear Michael Kors handbag, you ready to come home to Momma? You're gonna look super fly on my arm. Dear Coach, please don't be mad at me. I've loved you more than any handbag brand in the entire world, but I must give MK a chance. Dear Samantha, I did a little research and now I kinda know what happens in the body when we have a headache.  Dear old Monroe piercing hole, why don't you learn how to get scar tissue in the front and stop storing makeup and dirt. You're not ever getting a post back, so close already! Dear Jerraud Powers, I'm going to miss you wearing blue next season.  But you keep in touch with me via twitter when you're corner backing for the stinkin' Cardinals, k? 
Dear Whit-naaay, you make my Friday's even better with your link up. You even make my life better by making it acceptable to wear yoga pants all. the. time.

Now, #backthatazzup with Fat Joe and Murder INC. 
How come all my old school jams are rap? Probably because I was so gangster back then with my slicked back pony tail, air force 1's, and over sized tshirt tucked in only in the front. HA!  Every time I hear this song, my mind goes back to middle school, my sister was graduating high school and I was cruisin' around with her in her s10. Fat Joe and Ja Rule were our jams, and if you don't agree they were yours too, then STOP LYING


Thursday, March 21, 2013

it's OK Thursday #3

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

  • that my Spring Break has me a little thrown off schedule. I can't believe it's already Thursday!
  • to over flow your cereal bowl, just a little
  • to be known as your apartment's taddle tale (as an adult) when they all annoy the piss out of you 
  • to have the courtesy officer on speed dial just in case they do
  • to want to pack my husband in a box and send him to you (kidding but not kidding)
  • to decorate all of my school binders in chevron and monograms when I should be studying
  • to miss my Momma and Daddy as much as I do
  • to put myself out there and write a letter to the Dept of Nursing when I was misinformed on crap
  • to rock white legs in spring
  • to still wear jeans in spring
  • to drink black coffee when I know my stomach doesn't like it
  • to end this link up so I can get ready for class


Monday, March 18, 2013

Irish eyes are smilin'

Welcome new followers :)
I'm so happy to have you at my little corner of the internet machine.

It's Monday, blaaaaah. Back to full speed of nursing school and the snowball keeps on rolling. But it's almost the end of March, DIDN'T I JUST START? Wasn't it just January? This year is flying by! But, I think I'm okay with that for now.  I had so much fun over my Spring Break. I definitely relaxed, studied, and caught up on errands and to do lists. But, I also got to have FUN! My parents came down to Savannah for St. Patrick's day weekend to continue our annual partying, Powers style. 

We sat by Lafayette Square and I was saddened they were doing construction on St. John the Baptist Cathedral because it would sure have made for some amazing pictures on this beautiful day.  

As always, my favorite part of the parade is the Budweiser Clydesdale horses

But seriously, how cute is this Lily Pulitzer Jeep?

After the parade, we migrated over to city market for lunch, which is where I like to call the local's spot

And I sure do love fireman dressed in kilts

I went with y'alls advice and added gold as my accessory choice! But I can't help but put on those green beads :)

 How did you spend your St. Patrick's Day weekend?


p.s. Have you entered in Amber's giveaway ? Winner is picked tomorrow! 

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