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Friday, November 30, 2012

sparkles all around
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I seriously feel like I don't even have a second to breathe lately, is it just that time of year or something?! I hope I am not the only one feeling this way!  Along with my on going handsome 1 year old, I have finals week next week, Christmas shopping that needs to be done, hubby time that I desperately need and a million more things!  I have to apologize for any of the emails I haven't answered yet or all the things I'm missing because my head is spinning like the tea cups in Disneyland.  I love you all and am so grateful for you!! I hope everyone has a relaxing, productive and long weekend!   

top: Express
pants: H&M similar here and obsessed with these
shoes: JCPenny
bracelet: c/o Bip & Bop
necklace: c/o Bip & Bop

Hanes' outfit:
top: Old Navy
pants: Old Navy
shoes: c/o freshly picked 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pattern Play
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I have so many exciting things to tell you about this post, I can't wait!  I have to begin with these little leggings from Supayana on Hanes, are they not the cutest things you ever did see!? And you have to see them close up, it is a digital print she made! Let's just say Supayana is talented, you have to check out all the other cute pairs as well! She is also giving free shipping if you are a CaraLoren' follower, just  use code "CARALOREN" at checkout.  
Next is this Free People dress from PB&J Boutique, I am in love! You can dress it up like i did here with some fun tights and heals, or go with a casual look and throw on some booties! It's such a fun pattern and fits like a glove! 

p.s. to see how to get this front twist go here
Check here to see if you won the Cheerfully Charmed Giveaway 
Check here to see if you won the Apple of My Eye Giveaway 
dress: c/o PB&J Boutique (Free People)
cardigan: Gap similar here
necklace: c/o Bip & Bop
bracelet: c/o Bip & Bop 
shoes: Kelsi Dagger other color here and here

Hanes' outfit:
leggings: c/o Supayana
moccs: c/o Freshly Picked 
top: Old Navy (old) similar here

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NuMe Giveaway - Closed
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I can't put into words how excited I am to introduce NuMe to you ladies today (that is if you haven't already heard of them).  Some of the most amazing hair products I have ever used!  This will all be explained in the video/tutorial but I thought I would let you know incase I sound all jumbled, which I normally do.  I was lucky enough to work with NuMe and get the 4 Play curling wand set, Signature Ionic Hair Dryer, and the Hydro Punch Care Package! I loved every single bit of NuMe, it's my new favorite!  

Well here comes the good news for you....NuMe is giving away a 4 Play curling wand to one lucky winner !! I am so so excited for this because I know you are going to love it, it opened a whole new world for me.  This curling iron can make petite curls that range form 9mm to 13mm, or if you want my classic curls that range from 19mm to 25mm or the big fabulous curls at 32mm. So pretty much it can do anything your hair desires haha I'm in love as you can tell! So here's how to enter, remember to leave a comment for for every step you complete because it gives you more entries!!  

How to enter:
(leave a comment for every step you complete)

1. Follow CaraLoren' blog (ride side bar button that says "Join This Site")
2. Like NuMe on facebook and leave a comment on their page saying "Cara sent me, enter me for her NuMe Giveaway."
Extra Entries:
3. Follow CaraLoren' on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram(CaraLoren), Bloglovin, and/or Twitter
4. Share this giveaway on Facebook and/or Instagram 

winner will be announced on December 4th

Good Luck Gals!!

Thank you soo much for entering the contest everyone!!!!  Another big giveaway will be coming your way soon!!

and the winner is.....

Kaitlyn Rowley 

I follow your amazing blog!! :)

CONGRATS!! email caralorenblog@gmail.com within 48 hours to get your NuMe curling iron!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Classic from Ily
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I am going to begin by saying that we had quite the weekend! It started with an amazing Thanksgiving and feeling more blessed than I ever could have imagined.  Next we got to go watch uncle Con play ball which we always love, especially Brod! It's a little intense taking a 1 year old and expecting him to sit still for 2 hours.....yeah right, but little man did pretty darn good! I also got to do a little black friday shopping with my two sis in laws and man was it crazy! We only went to Cotton On which was amazing but I was done after that, I swear I was getting hives from all the people! It was quite the experience but it was very worth it!  Here comes the bad news.....the flu bug! Brod got it bad, and I'm afraid Hanes is getting it now....AWFUL! I sincerely hate the flu more than anything. I have been overdosing on Airborne and washing my hands so much they are about ready to bleed, mommy's just aren't aloud to get sick! 
Anyways let's get to some good news! I got this amazing new sweatshirt in the mail the other day from Ily Couture, I am loving it and am slightly obsessed! You can take it to a really casual look like I did here or spice it up with some saucy pants and heels, I'm sure you will see that soon since I can't take it off! 
sweatshirt: c/o Ily Couture
button up: Gap (mens) similar here
leggings: cotton on 
shoes: Converse
pave bracelet: c/o Bip & Bop

Hanes' outfit:
jacket: 77kids (sold out)
jeans: Gap
shoes: dog funk (converse)
beanie: walmart

Go here to see who won the Koo De Ker gift cards!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cheetah lovin
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I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving, I know I sure did! I ate way too much of course but that's what Thanksgiving is for right?! I already can't wait for next year, but I will make sure to eat the left overs until then haha I also am amazed to say that I braved black friday!! It was pretty insane and quite the experience.  I only did a tiny dose but that was enough for me, I couldn't handle more than one store! It was just too much!  I can't wait for Cyber Monday though!!
sweater: Old Navy similar here
pants: New York & Co. similar here
shoes: Target 
scarf: c/o The Oxford Trunk
wine/spike bracelet: c/o Ily Couture

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving
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I am so very thankful for my life and everyone in it!
I need to say thank you to every single one of you, it means so much to me to have so many supporters!
Thank you and love you all!  I feel extra blessed today! 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

xoxo Cara

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Plaid Lovin & Apple of My Eye Giveaway - Closed
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I am so excited to be doing a giveaway with the wonderful Apple of My Eye Jewelry! They are giving away this fabulous rhinestone bracelet! It's one of my favorite pieces right now!  She is also giving all CaraLoren followers 15% off when you use the code caraloren15.   

How to enter:
((must be a follower of CaraLoren')

1. "Like" Apple of My Eye Jewelry on Facebook
2. Follow CaraLoren' on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Bloglovin, and/or Twitter
3. Share this giveaway on Facebook 
4. Follow Apple of My Eye Jewelry on Instagram (apple of my eye jewelry)
pants: Forever21
tank: H&M
jacket: c/o Impressions
boots: Boutique 9
rhinestone cuff: c/o Apple of My Eye Jewelry
chain bracelet: c/o Cheerfully Charmed  
rhinestone bracelet: c/o PB&J Boutique 

Hanes' outfit:
belt: c/o My Baby Belts
coat: Back Country (gift)
jeans: Gap
sweater: H&M similar here
tshirt: H&M similar sweater here
shoes: Nike

The winner is.....


Incredible!! I love this outfit!!
-Adrienne. xo
congrats!!! email me at caralorenblog@gmail.com to get your bracelet!!

to see the winner of the cheerfully charmed elephant necklace go here

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sparkly Elbows
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Hanes was a hit at the duck pond, they swarmed him every time he got near.  It's like they thought he was some yummy, chunky meat for dinner.  Yes, I like to nibble on his cheeks from but that's only for mommies, not duckies or girls for that matter!  I have a feeling that big bottom lip of his is going to be a hit with the ladies when you grow up and I will continue to swat them off! I may be one of those freaky moms, but I don't care! My husband can knock a little sense into me from time to time when it's needed!  Every mom needs to be a little freakish....right?  
sweater: c/o PB&J Boutique 
pants: Cotton On similar here
shoes: Aldo similar here
earrings: c/o Bohypsy 
bracelets: c/o Bip & Bop & c/o Marie Todd

Hanes' outfit:
jacket: American Apparel 
tshirt: Gap
pants: Old Navy
moccs: c/o Freshly Picked 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Koo De Ker Giveaway
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I get to do a giveaway today with one of my favorite boutiques Koo De Ker, which is located on 9th and 9th in Salt Lake City, two lucky followers will win $50 gift cards!  The sweater I am wearing in these pictures is from Koo De Ker and so is all the clothing in this post!  It is all so classy but easy for moms to wear as well which is obviously very important for me!  
I also wanted to remind you all about "Small Business Saturday."  Black Friday is such a big deal and so is Cyber monday but most of us tend to forget about Small Business Saturday!  American Express is supporting Small Business Saturday by giving back a $25 statement credit for anyone who has a registered card and spent $25 at a local store (Koo De Ker) during Small Business Saturday.  Those without an AmEx card could also apply for a $25 gift card for the shopping holiday as well.  The goal is to spend 10% of your budget at small businesses on Small Business Saturday.  Koo De Ker also wanted to encourage Small Business Saturday by giving you 20% off one item!  I hope you all decide to support Small Business Saturday, I know I will be! 

How to enter:
**leave a comment for every step you complete**
(Koo De Ker is located in Salt Lake so enter if you live near or plan to visit)

*must be a follower of CaraLoren 
1. Like Koo De Ker on Facebook
2. Follow Koo De Ker on Instagram (Koo De Ker)
3. Follow CaraLoren on Facebook, Twitter, BlogLovin, Pinterest and/or Instagram (CaraLoren)
4.  Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram (CaraLoren) 

winner will be announced on Nov, 26
sweater: c/o Koo De Ker
tights: H&M
shoes: Cotton On similar here
bracelet: c/o Ily Couture

Friday, November 16, 2012

Insta life from the VB's & a little song to make your day better
Friday, November 16, 2012 10 Comments Images

follow me on instagram under CaraLoren

Oh and I had to share with you mine and my husbands new song! 
It's perfect and it's our favorite, hope you enjoy.
Trust me you will not be disappointed!!!!