Get The Look Thursdays: Sweet Reindeer

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

So, I’m not sure if you remember or not, but back in November I posted my “November Desires.”  And one of those six desires happened to be this sweet reindeer graphic tee from the J. Crew factory and thanks to my amazing momma I was able to snag it! However, I was a tad disappointed upon receiving it to discover that it was EMBELLISHED and I ABSOLUTELY HATE EMBELLISHED graphic tees.  It just looks cheap and corny in my opinion.  I know…pretty harsh.  But, after 2 hours of meticulously cutting tiny threads, I removed all of the bead work and ended up with the most perfect reindeer tee.  I think I will name her, Olive. ha.

Sweet Reindeer 

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2014 New Year’s Resolutions!

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

NY Resolution 2

I must say…2013 has been a pretty wondtacular year for me! Completed my first of graduate school, got married, moved to West Virginia, celebrated Live, Love and Read’s first birthday and landed a job with a fancy smacy swimwear line, just to name a few things. Even with all of that awesomness, I am still looking forward to a new year! There is just something about the NEW BEGINNINGS that make me really excited…so, here are a few of my resolutions for 2014!

Candace’s 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

  • Purchase a passport in preparation for future World traveling
  • Complete a 3 day juice cleanse with my sweet friend, Jamie Wyatt
  • More clean eating (decrease in meat and sugar intake)
  • ENJOY the simple pleasures of life

What are your resolutions for 2014?

Katelyn A. Read Signed CD Winner!

Monday, December 30th, 2013

And our last Christmas giveaway winner is…Jeanine Halada! Jeanine, please send me an e-mail at with your mailing address : )IMG_2988

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated in the Live, Love and Read Christmas Giveaway Series. I will be doing more giveaways in the near future, but in the meantime I will get back to our regularly-scheduled programming….FASHION!! I’m super excited for this week’s Get The Look Thursdays! It’s amazingly awesome. Stay tuned : )

Christmas Giveaway #3: Katelyn A. Read Music

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

As promised, here are the details on my last Christmas giveaway! By now, I am pretty sure that you all know that Katelyn Read is not only my sister-in-law and blog photographer, but one of my bestest friends! Katelyn and I met almost three years ago while celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York City. To make a long story extremely short, Katelyn got engaged to Christopher Read, asked me to be in the wedding (only 5 months after we met), I walked down the aisle with Chris’ brother, Jason, and married Jason just two years later! So as you can see…we have some history! LOL.

Katelyn is a pretty extraordinary person. A wondtacular wife, amazing momma, and an awesome friend! In addition to being just plain awesome, she is also a brilliant singer/songwriter. Here’s a little sneak peek at her latest video:

Do you like what you hear? If so, then you may want to enter this giveaway! I’ll be giving away a SIGNED copy of Katelyn’s single release “You, My Rescuer.”IMG_2988

TO ENTER GIVEAWAY:  Skip on over to Katelyn A. Read’s Facebook fan page (HERE)  and like the page or subscribe to her Youtube page (HERE) or you could just do both! Upon following either page or both, take a few moments and post a comment below to let me know you have entered! Entry deadline is 11:59PM Sunday December 29th. Winner will be announced Monday AM : )

P.S. Get The Look Thursdays will commence on Thursday January 2nd, 2013!! Enjoying time with family and friends.