Monday, July 16, 2012

A favor, our weekend, and a giveaway...

Oh, Monday.  There you are.  Again...

It's a good thing we had a pretty great weekend around the Hargrave house, or else I'm not sure I could have dragged myself out of bed this morning.

But before I get to that, I have a teensy favor to ask.  It's for a little project I'll be sharing with you guys in a few weeks {I hate to be obnoxiously vague, but it won't be nearly as much fun if I tell you beforehand}.  If you'd oblige, I'd love to know the answer to three questions, specifically the ones I posted below.  (Although it's totally cool if you want to share any other answers you might have weighing on your mind, but I must confess that I never was very good at Jeopardy...)

{1} If you're a new or new-ish reader, what was your first overall impression of what my blog is all about?  Did you, perhaps, think that I was being paid to promote Pottery Barn (I'm not, but it wouldn't have been an unreasonable assumption... ;)), or did you pop over while I was traveling so much and wonder how I ever had time to hang out with my gorgeous husband?

{2} If you've been around for awhile (God bless you - I still don't really feel like I'm very good at this whole thing, but I do adore getting to know you guys), what kinds of things do you think I talk about most often?  (And if you can't neatly characterize my ramblings, join the club.  I really can't either... that's why I'm asking you guys.)

{3} Is there anything that you wish I'd share more of?  More pictures of my socially awkward dog?  New recipes or decorating ideas (dare I say, more Pottery Barn?)?  Weight loss/running stuff?  My adventures as an attorney?

I'll love you forever if you'd shout out any thoughts you have to any of these questions in a comment or in an email to ryanahargrave{at}gmail{dot}com.

And if my eternal devotion isn't enough motivation (and I suppose as a celebration of the fact that I've somehow managed to hoodwink over 130 of you to follow along with our silly little life), I'll select one comment/email at random {on Friday morning} and send the winner one of my favorite products in all the land.

It's the Sweet Tea candle that I gushed about awhile back, and you're seriously going to love it.

So get to sharing. :)  And if you feel compelled to facebook/tweet/blog about my little giveaway, come back and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did, and you'll earn an extra entry.

... in other riveting news, I painted my nails this weekend.

I also made use of our new treadmill for the first and second times.

Apart from the fact that my dog becomes inconsolably frightened every time I turn it on, I'm in love.  I can go farther because it's less jarring on my knees/ankles (and, let's be honest, it's definitely easier than real running), and I can blast my music as loud as I want using the iPod connection.

As a reward for my hard work, I lathered myself with SPF 50 (did you forget that I am a vampire?) and headed to the neighborhood pool with some sunglasses and the best piece of mail I got all week.

We also sold our hand-me-down entertainment center on Craigslist.  We got a new TV for the game room, and Micah wants to mount it on the wall, so we decided that it needed a new home.

I also had fun at a friend's baby shower and got to spend some time with this cutie!

I spent the rest of my weekend with my butt planted on the couch, right where it belongs.

Hope you guys had a restful, relaxing weekend! :)


Colleen said...

Well you had me at Pottery Barn : )

On a more serious note, I found you thru Kelly's Korner and I love the home tours. We have similar tastes so that drew me in. Oh, and I'm a lawyer too so of course that was nice to see.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Kelly's Korner and loved your house tour but then I added it to my favorites because I saw your weight loss adventure and since I'm on my own as well, I love hearing about it. I also your style of writing and that you work full time, as I do.


Amber in South Carolina said...

i found your blog through one of kelly's korner's link ups. i stayed because i enjoy reading about pottery barn of course ;) and all the other fun things you blog about! and i love the motivation you give with project scripture! :)

Annabelle said...

I stared following you right before your london trip. Maybe it was a month or so before that. I don't remember what I loved the most, your love of PB or your decorating sense! I think you talk about all sorts of things. Your faith, your hubby, your travels, etc. I think it's a great mix! I do love your PB style and I read anything weightloss related. Adventures as an attorney would be interesting too! I love anything that you share! Think of me next time your by that awesome pool! haha

jrachelbird said...

I just love your blog, b/c it is just U! I dont' get to see you very often, but still am able to be kept in the loop of your life! I love the Pottery Barn finds, but would really love to hear more about your crazy attorney life! BTW - you do an awesome job on this blog!!

Mrs. Mac said...

I can't remember how I found your blog, but I was attracted to it because of the "mrs" reference in your title! I love being a Mrs too, and a lot of ladies these days are not too fond of it! I started reading your blog about a month or so ago *newbie alert* I enjoy reading your posts...I too am married without kiddos (yet) and am trying to make our house a home! I would love to hear more about recipies/weekly menu type is always fun to try new yummy AND healthy recipies! <3 your blog girl!!!

Kristin said...

I don't even remember how I found your blog. (Maybe you found me?? Who knows?) But I love it!
I love the crafts, the home tours, the workout updates.
It's also interesting to read about lawyer life because it's something I know nothing about (unless you could all my t.v. watching experience, of course).
P.S. Have you read The Undomestic Goddess?? She's a lawyer.

Liz said...

1. I am a new reader and my overall impression was that I loved your house!

2. I felt like you did blog a lot about decorating but as I dug deeper I could tell there was more.

3. I love everyday blog posts. I love seeing what others are up to, even on a boring day.

Keep up the cuteness!

Established: 2008 said...

1. I love all your decorating stuff.

2. I also love your scripture project.

3. I would love to hear more about your lawyer-ing!

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