The Tiny Heart: October 2012


{GIVEAWAY} Forever Tiff Couture Handbag

Today I've got a giveaway from Forever Tiff Couture, a clothing and accessories boutique. They're giving away an adorable quilted handbag in the color of your choice (black, silver, red, fuchsia, mustard, blue, or brown)! This giveaway is open to US readers only.

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Good luck!  

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Shirt-Target, Scarf-Target, Pants-H&M Kids, Cowboy Boots-Vintage

This weekend was spent preparing for Hurricane Sandy. The grocery store was completely out of water, but luckily I didn't need to fight anyone for a can of Spaghetti O's. All the essentials were piled into my cart...bread, peanut butter, canned soup, chips, dip, Smores Granola Bars, and Pop Tarts. Total: $86. Whoever said it costs more to eat healthy wasn't prepping for a hurricane!

For those that don't know, I live 1 block from the ocean on the Jersey shore. I decided to evacuate to my parents' house (who live inland), while my hubby stayed behind with the dogs. There's a good chance I'll lose power at some point, so please bare with me as I may not be able to blog/visit blogs over the next few days. To all my blog friends in the path of Sandy, please stay safe!

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High Five for Friday

Linking up with From My Grey Desk for

1. Remember the Zara flats I was deciding between? Well, I ordered these and they were HUGE. Like 4 sizes too big. So, I'm thinking even if you wear a womens 6.5, you could probably fit into the Zara kids shoes! They're so much cheaper than the womens' ones. (FYI, I returned the shoes. I can't actually figure out what size I'd need).

2. I won four more giveaways this week, including a group giveaway. The hubby says we need to go the Atlantic City (the Vegas of Jersey) and try my hand at gambling.

3. I'm obsessed with pumpkin anything. I found these Thomas's Pumpkin Spice bagels and they are heavenly! I'm getting sad that they're limited edition.

4.  Yesterday my Target Fall Beauty Bag arrived! The samples were just so-so but how cute is this leopard bag? Is it weird if I use it as a clutch? 

5. I still have a few Medium Ads left for November. And they're just $9! (if you do the math, it's only 30 cents a day, people!). Get your spot HERE.

Have a great weekend, loves!

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Look What I Got

Sweater-F21(similar), Necklace-c/o Chicnova, Pants-H&M Kids (similar), Boots-Chinese Laundry (similar)

I'm excited to announce a new link up that I'm co-hosting with Tara from Penniless Socialite called Look What I Got. Join us in one week, Thursday, November 1, and link up some recent shopping deals you've gotten! Whether it's couponing for beauty items or some bargain clothes and accessories, show it to us! Brag about your frugal ways! 

(Please note in order to join the link up you must: 1. Follow both our blogs 2. Add the button below and/or our blog links to your Look What I Got Posts).

Grab the button below and get your posts ready to link up next Thursday!

Grab button for Look What I Got

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Jacket-Gap Outlet {old} (similar), Blouse-Forever 21 (similar), Jeggings-Hollister, Flats-Target (similar)

I bought this tweed jacket awhile ago, but I just love it. It makes me feel like Coco Chanel...classic, timeless, and chic. Well, maybe a poorer version of Coco. You know, one that shops at the Gap.

PS I'm now taking November Sponsors!  

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Rolled Up Pretty

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Sponsor in November!

I am now taking sponsors for the month of November! My blog has grown tremendously in the last few months and I want to help your blog or business grow as well! I've got different levels of ad space to fit any budget ($2 to $30). and your needs. Many ad spaces allow you to be part of the group giveaway and sponsor spotlight.

The Tiny Heart's Stats:
1,115 followers with GFC
375 Twitter followers
330 Pinterest followers
 500+ followers on Facebook, Instagram, & Bloglovin'
400-600 pageviews per day
9,667 pageviews for the month of October
and growing daily!



Sweater-Banana Republic Outlet, Chain Necklace-c/o Estarer, Clutch-So Head to Toe {giveaway win}, Jeans-A&F, Heels-c/o Andres Machado

While taking these photos, I heard whistling and some comments from guys across the street in Giants jerseys. I was only half paying attention to what they were saying since I was busy focusing on posing. When I was done with the photos, this incredibly awkward conversation took place:

Guy: "She's so beautiful. Is that your girl?"
Hubby: "Yes, that's my wife."
Guy: "She's beautiful. Don't let her go."
Hubby: "I wasn't planning on it."

Thanks drunk guy, but I'm not leaving my husband for you. Moral of the story: Do not take blog photos EVER during the Giants game.

PS Last day to enter the 1000 Followers Giveaway Extravaganza! 13 amazing prizes including over $50 in gift cards, Paypal Cash, ad space, and so much more! Winner takes ALL!

Linking up with Still Being Molly

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Formerly Known As

Button Down-H&M (similar), Top-Express {old}(similar), Pants-H&M Kids(similar), Flats-Target(similar)

Burgundy, wine, merlot, maroon. These are all names for the color I'm wearing that I prefer to say instead of oxblood. Who came up with that horrible name? Every time I see it, I can't help but think of oxen being slaughtered. Does PETA know about this? I hope not. I don't want to get paint or flour thrown at me just for wearing the color formerly known as burgundy.

PS Enter the 1000 Followers Giveaway Extravaganza! TONS of awesome prizes!

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Lovin' Leopard

Sweater-F21 (similar), Skirt-Target (similar), Boots-Naturalizer, Nameplate-from 1996!

I got this leopard skirt on the clearance rack for $10 (same day as I got this dress). I was this close to putting it back on the rack. When I go shopping now, I make more of a conscious effort to only buy clothes that fit in with the rest of my wardrobe. Well, does anyone really need a leopard print mini skirt? The answer is always no, unless you're: a) Snooki, b) Peg Bundy, or c) Coco from Ice Loves Coco. Since neither of those three are exactly what I'd call style icons, the skirt almost went back. But then I thought for a minute about how leopard is the new neutral, all the different ways I could wear it, and it just had to be mine. Plus, did I mention it was 10 bucks? Can you even get a meal from McDonald's for that price?

PS Remember to enter the 1000 Followers Giveaway Extravaganza! 13 prizes, one winner! 

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Rolled Up Pretty 

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1000(ish) Followers Giveaway Extravaganza!

It's time for the 1000 Followers Giveaway Extravaganza! 13 prizes, including gift cards to Starbucks, Target, Forever 21, Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic, tons of ad space, and much more! One winner will take ALL! This giveaway is open internationally. (Please note some prizes are US only. In the event an international winner is selected, a second US winner will be selected for the remaining prizes).

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The winner is....

Katie from For Lauren and Lauren!!
Check your email, Katie! (you have 48 hours to respond).


Cheap Dots

Dress-Target, Boots-Target, Nameplate-So old it's vintage

Oh, how I love the Target clearance rack. I spotted this dress first in an XL on clearance and scoured the racks praying I'd find it in a XS. Lucky me, I found the very last one! I scored this dress (which came with the belt) for $7, marked down from $24. Honey boo boo's mom would be proud.

PS The 1000(ish) Followers Giveaway Extravaganza is coming tomorrow! This is one giveaway you definitely want to enter!

PPS Last day to enter the Blue Bird Bride Giveaway
 Linking up with Still Being Molly

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