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Friday, May 31

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Good morning, lovelies!

Confession is good for the soul, so grab the button and let it all out. You'll feel better when you're finished.

I confess...

I promised a giveaway for my blogiversary, and it's taken a few weeks, but here we are.
This is a giveaway for a $25 Starbucks gift card, two Julep nail polishes in colors Ingrid and Stella and a Julep mini lipstick trio. The prize package is approximately an $80 total value. Enter below with the Rafflecopter widget. Open to U.S. residents only.


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I confess...

The Mister and I are just about finished with this bathroom remodel. In the last week, we've hung the wainscotting and trim, tiled and grouted, caulked, had a window installed and spackled. Now we just have to paint trim, touch up the walls before we re-install the toilet, sink and fixtures. That's good because our company flies in Saturday evening.

I confess...

This week, I have to get back to meal planning and eating at home. It's safer for my wallet and my waistline. Here's hoping I can "slim" up a little bit before the wedding next Friday.

I confess...

Now that the summertime weather is setting in, working out at jujitsu is getting kind of brutal. The dojo is a bit like a sweat lodge, which means I keep dropping water weight as far as the scale is concerned. I've been joking that for the wedding that "I might be black and blue, but I'll be thin."

I confess...

My sensei told me and another student yesterday that he wants us to start pushing for our green belts. I'd really like to get there before my birthday in August. That means it's time to really start working on that list of throws.

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Wednesday, May 29

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Hello, friends!

Welcome back for this week's Wino Wednesday, co-hosted with Danielle from Secrets of a Sweet Southern Girl. Let me cover the ground rules for the party:
  1. Grab the Wino Wednesday Button
  2. Write a post that is wine-related
  3. Link up and visit with the other partiers
Easy peezy. Now on to the wine.

Now that the temperatures are starting to heat up here in South Carolina (we had to turn the air conditioning on yesterday), I'm daydreaming of ways to keep cool. I've decided that at my next party, I want to hold a mimosa bar. Here's some inspiration:





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Tuesday, May 28

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I know it's been weeks since I've been able to join the Happy List party. There is a lot to be happy about, and luckily, life has been busy. Here are a few pictures of what's been making me smile in May.

1. Seeing the new tile in the bathroom. Here's a sneak peak before it was grouted.

2. Going out for sushi with the Mister to celebrate all the hard work we've done lately.

3. Beautiful South Carolina sunshine days.

4. An ice cream truck riding down our street. The prices have gone up since I was a kid, but the treats were still yummy.

5. Coffee dates with my Mister.

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Monday, May 27

This weekend, my father drove down to help us make a big push toward finishing the bathroom remodel. We listened to a lot of classic rock throughout the weekend, and I thought I'd be sharing U2's "With or Without You" (which has always been a favorite of mine) for Musical Monday.

Instead I found this beautiful and haunting live performance of "Love is Blindness," which I fell in love with. I could listen to this on repeat.

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Sunday, May 26

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Good morning, lovelies!

I hope that y'all have had a fabulous weekend so far. Welcome back for the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos. We want this to be something that focuses on sharing our favorite reads throughout the week so that you can find fabulous, new blogs to read.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.

That said, here were my favorite reads this week:

1. Beth from Living a Goddess Life joined my linky party Shoe Lust Saturday, and she was discussing character shoes. She found shoes for a number of Disney princesses, and I'm loving the idea. I may even try my own character shoe match-up in the future.

2. Who doesn't love a garden with a pot of happy succulents. Krista from The Happy Housie shared how she turned a metal colander into a pretty planter for hens and chicks, and the project turned out so pretty. I want to go garage sale-ing just to make my own.

3. I've mentioned before the High-Heeled Love started as a wedding blog, and some of the blogs I've been following the longest were the same. It makes me so happy to see wedding bloggers turn into mamas over the years. Recently, my blog friend Honey My Heart introduced her newborn daughter Hannah, who is just the sweetest little girl.

4. And another mama celebrates a different milestone. Her adopted daughter celebrated her third birthday, and Angie from A Blog Full of Weldons wrote this heartfelt open letter to her daughter's birth mother.

5. Amber from Our Crazy Wonderful Life gets really honest about sometimes not feeling deserving of love and acceptance from her husband...and talks about being kinder. It made me think of what I could do to be kinder to my husband, which will nurture our relationship.


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Saturday, May 25

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Good morning, lovelies! I hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday morning. Is everyone ready to share their Shoe Lust list this week?

If you're new to this party, the rules are pretty simple:

  1. Grab the Shoe Lust Button
  2. Write a post that shoe-related
  3. Link up and visit with the other partiers.
Okay, let's get started. Here's what I'm lusting after lately.





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Friday, May 24

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Good morning, lovelies!

Confession is good for the soul, so grab the button and let it all out. You'll feel better when you're finished.

I confess...

It wasn't my intention to be an absent blogger this week; life just got in the way. I know I promised you a giveaway announcement. Truth is that I haven't had time to put the Rafflecopter together so it's going to be next week.

I confess...

That yesterday, my best friend posted a link to "The Typical Day of a Teenage Girl in the Late 90s" to my Facebook wall. I had a good laugh about how many items were totally true for us.

Funny thing is that last week I started re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and had been taking note of all the fashion that was my high school days...especially the clunky platform sandals.

I confess...

When I finish this post, I'm off to the hardware store to purchase trim paint and a new patio umbrella. My weekend is going to be so exciting. On a plus note, we're tiling this weekend! And I got to shower in my own bathroom yesterday.

I confess...

Two weeks from today, my best friend is getting married. Where did the time go! I dropped my dress with the seamstress this week for the final alterations....which entails having padded cups sewn into the halter top. I'll take the cleavage whichever way I can get it.

I confess...

I'm sponsoring in a group giveaway this week over at My So-Called Chaos. You should go enter!

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Wednesday, May 22

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Hello, friends!

Welcome back for this week's Wino Wednesday, co-hosted with Danielle from Secrets of a Sweet Southern Girl. Let me cover the ground rules for the party:
  1. Grab the Wino Wednesday Button
  2. Write a post that is wine-related
  3. Link up and visit with the other partiers
Easy peezy. Now on to the wine.

As the weather is getting nicer and nicer, I'm looking forward to cookouts and summer parties. And my wine-related pins have been reflecting that lately.





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Sunday, May 19

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Good morning, lovelies!

I hope that y'all have had a fabulous weekend so far.

Welcome back for the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos. The idea behind this party is to share some of your favorite posts that you've read throughout the week. We want to grow the blog community and help each find new, fabulous blogs to read as well as make new blog friends.

So, here is how to play along:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.

That said, here were my favorite reads this week:

1. Laura from La Caseta de Paper shared a few tips that have been working for her on getting things done and not procrastinating.

2. Lots of embarassing moments were shared last week as part of the May blogging challenge. Liz's (from Life as Liz) post about her car door falling off, is laugh-out-loud funny.

3. I've been reading Katie's blog since she was pregnant with her older child; it was hard to believe that they just held her third birthday party. The Hello Kitty themed party was adorable; especially the balloon streamer wall.

4. Amy from Lucky Number 13 received a new swing for her front porch for Mother's Day. She shares many other little details of the porch and how her family uses it as an extra "room."

5. Lindsey from Follow the Ruels changed up to her mama's chicken salad recipe to make a Chicken Quinoa Salad, which looks so light and yummy. Perfect for summer evening dinner parties.


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Saturday, May 18

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Good morning, lovelies! I hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday morning. Is everyone ready to share their Shoe Lust list this week?

If you're new to this party, the rules are pretty simple:

  1. Grab the Shoe Lust Button
  2. Write a post that shoe-related
  3. Link up and visit with the other partiers.
Okay, let's get started. Here's what I'm lusting after lately.

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Friday, May 17

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Good morning, lovelies!

Confession is good for the soul, so grab the button and let it all out. You'll feel better when you're finished.

I confess...

Our bathroom remodel is driving me a little crazy, but we're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Today's goals are to get our floor tile ordered and to pick a paint color for the upper walls. I really think we're going to finish by our June 1 deadline.

Also, I'm really ready to start taking showers in my own house again and stop toting all my toiletries to my office.

I confess...

Wednesday was my four-year blogiversary. Can you believe that High-Heeled Love is four years old already? For my newer friends, did you know that this started as wedding planning blog? Check out the first post and how young we looked.

I confess...

I will be announcing a little blogiversary celebratory giveaway on Monday. Be sure to come back by next week to enter.

I confess...

Yesterday, we got my baby sister's high school graduation announcement in the mail. I can't believe that my youngest sibling is all grown up and headed to college in the fall. Isn't she gorgeous?


I confess...

This evening the Mister and I are headed to an event as part of his high school reunion/alumni weekend. His graduating class is celebrating 20 years this year; I still feel like high school was about 5 years ago.

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Wednesday, May 15

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Hello, friends!

Welcome back for this week's Wino Wednesday, co-hosted with Danielle from Secrets of a Sweet Southern Girl. Let me cover the ground rules for the party:
  1. Grab the Wino Wednesday Button
  2. Write a post that is wine-related
  3. Link up and visit with the other partiers
Easy peezy. Now on to the wine.

I still intend to share about the Palmetto Blogger meet-up at Victoria Valley Vineyards, but I haven't had a moment to do anything with the photos. So this week, I thought I would share some fun glassware.

These are all available online at Lolita, which I discovered last week thanks to Marti. (It's Marti's birthday week so go by and leave her some love.) These are so fun and make great gifts.





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