Sunday Sharefest v.13

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Each week I'll be sharing some blog posts that I think you will enjoy! Welcome to Sunday Sharefest!

Happy Sunday!!! This week was a great week of posts for me! I hope you didn’t miss anything, but in case you did…here’s a peek at my week:

Monday
Are you interested in running? I shared my #NOEXCUSES Running Tips.

Tuesday
If you are a Janet Evanovich fan, then you need to check out the new Fox & O’Hare series. I recently read a short story within this series and LOVED it! Go check out Pros & Cons.

Wednesday
Want a new Chili recipe? Check out my family recipe…Easy Chili Recipe

Thursday
I’ve got a brand new #NOEXCUSES Core Workout for you!!! This is sure to give you a good core workout.

Friday
If you are a Sangria lover, then you’ve got to try out my Fall White Wine Sangria. This stuff is amazeballs. Like I could’ve drank the entire pitcher it was that good.

Saturday
Chocolate Chip Kahlua Cake….that’s all I really need to say. Go check it out. :)

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Now on to Sunday Sharefest! Here’s what I found around the webz this week…

ONE: Need the perfect smoky eyeliner? My Newest Addiction is sharing her latest fav plus showing how to use it!

TWO: I am loving everything about this fall outfit from The Sweetest Thing! And the puppy….OMG LOVE! ;)

THREE: A Dash of Sarah shared a super yummy overnight Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal recipe…ummm yes please!

FOUR: Kelly Clarkson covers T-Swift’s Shake It Off….AMAZEBALLS!

FIVE: Are you a Jack Skellington lover?? A Dose of Paige has got the perfect Jack Skellington treat for you!

SIX: Love Jimmy Fallon…me too. And Handbags + Handguns is sharing her favs…I laughed out loud with ALL of her favs!!

What did you find on the interwebs this week worth sharing for Sunday Sharefest??

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Sunday Sharefest v.12

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Each week I'll be sharing some blog posts that I think you will enjoy! Welcome to Sunday Sharefest!

Where is October going??? LOL We’ve got like 2 weeks left and I’m like…SLOW DOWN!! Are you feeling like that?? Like the holidays are slowly creeping up on us?? Eeekkk….anyways, I’m going to try and work on slowing time but while I’m doing that let’s check out what you might have missed last week on PHPT:

On Monday, I shared another #bloggingedumacation lesson with you…Common HTML used in Blogging. If you are a newbie blogger or someone that just doesn’t get the HTML code that can be used, this lesson is for you!

On Tuesday, I shared a book review…Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky. Bonus…it’s got bloggers in it!

On Wednesday…well I just needed a break. Another one of my hubs uncles passed away (3 uncles in 6 months).

On Thursday, I shared some Farmhouse Chic Living Room inspiration. I cannot wait until we can find some land and build a house. It will be all farmhouse chic! (sorry hubs! LOL)

On Friday, it was all about the Mason Jars again!! You have to check out these DIY Mason Jar Projects!!

Love Mason Jars as much as I do? Then you need to check out these DIY Mason Jar Projects! Simply fabulous!!

Now on to what I found around the interwebs this week for Sunday Sharefest…

ONE: One Good Thing pulled a goodie from her archives…DIY Homemade Heating Pad for Headaches & Cramps.

TWO: Absolutely loving this perfect Fall outfit from The Sweetest Thing! And her purple lips…LOVE!!

THREE: THIS >>> Almond Pumpkin Spice Steamer Recipe from Whipperberry.

FOUR: My Newest Addiction is sharing The Best Individual Taupe Eyeshadows. If you are a taupe lover, this is for you!

FIVE: Need a nontraditional Pumpkin idea? Check out these Tribal Inspired pumpkins from The Crafted Sparrow.

What did you find worth sharing in Sunday Sharefest this past week??

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Sunday Sharefest v.5

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Each week I'll be sharing some blog posts that I think you will enjoy! Welcome to Sunday Sharefest!

Happy Sunday!! In today’s Sunday Sharefest, I’m sharing some fun reads that I stumbled upon from this past week. So grab your favorite beverage, kick back and I hope that you’ll find/discover something fun and new too!

ONE | Did you see my Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe?? It’s SOOOOOOO good! And super simple!! Find the recipe here >> Bacon Mac & Cheese with Roasted Hatch Chiles
Love Roasted Hatch Green Chiles? How about Mac & Cheese? Then you'll love this Bacon Mac & Cheese with Roasted Green Chiles

TWO | Did someone say Cheesecake? One of my all time favorite Food Blogs, Smitten Kitchen, is sharing her take on the Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake recipe. YUM!

THREE | I love Beach Waves. My hair is super stick straight with a bit of frizz. If there is any humidity outside, my hair falls flat instantaneously. However, I’ve had some luck with getting some Beach-y Waves out of hair and this tutorial from my girl, Lauren, is super simple!! Check out how she gets her hair looking this fab with Beach Waves!

FOUR | LOVING this Vintage Copper Letter DIY from the girls at A Beautiful Mess. I can just see so many fun projects using letters!

FIVE | Amy from Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins is sharing 3 different ways to style these gorgeous patterned silk shorts.

SIX | Loving this Back-to-School Budget Beauty from The Sunday Girl.

SEVEN | YUM! This Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta from A House in the Hills is making my mouth-water!

EIGHT | And these Snicker Cereal Bars from Three in Three…OMG…I NEED!

What did you stumble upon this week that is worth mentioning?? Anything Sunday Sharefest worthy??

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Sunday Sharefest v.4

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Each week I'll be sharing some blog posts that I think you will enjoy! Welcome to Sunday Sharefest!

Happy Sunday friends!! Let’s get to the goodies for this week in my Sunday Sharefest v.4!

ONE | Have a College Student in your life? Check out my College Student Gift Guide!! 33 gifts that will sure make a College Student happy!
Have a College Student in your life? Not sure what to get them? Check out this Gift Guide for College Students

TWO | I am LOVING this DIY Jewelry Organizer from Color Me Blue! Such a crafty way to use a Utensil Holder!!

THREE | Want to make your own Statement Necklace? You’ve got to check out this DIY Neon Statement Bib Necklace from High on DIY!! Such a great idea!!

FOUR | Absolutely LOVE this Floral Kimono that my girl Lauren is wearing here! Stunning!

FIVE | Loving this Beach Outfit from Lovely Pepa. It’s got a touch of bohemian with the top and I LOVE it!

What did you find this week that you loved??

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Monday Ramblings v.2

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Here are my Monday Ramblings…

ONE | Go see Neighbors with Seth Rogan and Zac Efron. Like…go now! I laughed my butt off in that movie. OMG!

TWO | I need more hours in the day.

THREE | Did you see What I learned from the 2014 #NFLDraft? Sure to give you some laughs. ;)

FOUR | We’ve had a lot of deaths in our family this year. 2 Uncles (hubs side) one month a part and 2 weeks ago we lost one of our tenants. He was an older gentleman that had lived in our duplex for 15+ years. Would love it if the back half of 2014 was filled with more happiness than sadness.

FIVE | I found a Pink paint color for my truck! Ackkkkk something for me to look forward too!!!

SIX | I made it through another week on the Tone it Up #bikiniseries!! I sort of fell off the wagon on Friday-Sunday. Back on the wagon this week!!

Some pics from my weekend (follow me here! @pnkheelspnktrk)…
Blogger Mail Day!!!Check out my great new loot!! A pair of Camo skinnies, a gorgeous necklace and a simple love knot ring.

Love Knot RingMy Love Knot Ring!!

Carrie Bradshaw SkirtI can’t wait to style this Skirt from Kiki La’Rue (Carrie Bradshaw)

IG 2My outfit on Saturday…kind of love it!

Hope you all have a great week!!

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What I Learned from the 2014 #NFLDraft

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#girlgonedraft trending on twitter and what I learned from the 2014 #NFLDraftGraphic credit…Karly from Three in Three

As I’m sitting here catching up on the draft, some fun things are occurring. Here’s what I learned during the 2014 #NFLDraft:

1. Not many people like Johnny Football (aka Johnny Manziel).

2. #girlsgonedraft trended on Twitter thanks to my girl @iamsarahwebb (and fellow Texan) and her co-host in crime @alwaysashten

3. Best tweets of the night:
“Your drunk great aunt will stop asking you when you’re getting married at family gatherings #BeforeManzielGetsDrafted” #girlsgonedraft via @MegCady

“BREAKING NEWS: Johnny Manziel pulls a Kanye West, snatches the Mic and calls his own name.” #girlsgonedraft via @ozchrisrock

“Leo has been passed up 5 times for an Oscar and it’s a damn shame. Johnny was passed up 21 times today and it was awesome #girlsgonedraft” via @elizzkathrynn

“W/ that pick Tim made the “OH sh&Ts about to go down!” reaction that I make when the Real Housewives are at a dinner party #girlsgonedraft” via @KALIWOOD02

4. Watching some of the reactions of the players names called….this is the NFL son. Get excited! YOU MADE IT!! Not very many people get to be in your shoes!

5. Jason Verrett (Cornerback) from my Alma Mater TCU was the 25th first round pick of the NFL Draft…GO FROGS!

6. The NFL seriously needs a MANDATORY cheering section for all First Round Draft Picks. #justsayin See this tweet >>>
“This is getting awkward. This is like at high school graduation when my name was announced and everyone was like, “who?!” #girlsgonedraft” via @iamsarahwebb

7. Watching ESPN Draft guys with all their papers spread everywhere and their glasses on…reminded me of Adam Sandler’s “Back to School” song…if they need that much paper for a draft…good lord what do they need for football games???

8. From my girl Karly…”That even the best looking players on paper can’t get picked without a team attitude lol” SO TRUE!!! You are not a one man show!

9. The unofficial 1st round pick went last in the First Round of the Draft…what are those odds? Will Teddy Bridgewater bring the Vikings back??

10. Girls rock at Tweeting about Sports. Some of the best tweets EVER! #girlsgonedraft

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Monday Ramblings

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Happy Monday, y’all!

I haven’t done a Random post in forever so I thought today would be a good day to write one. Let’s talk about what you might have missed from last week…here are my Monday Ramblings.

ONE | I tried out these amazing fiber lashes by Younique. You should see the difference!

TWO | Did you watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday? It’s totally something on my bucket list, to attend the Kentucky Derby. I shared some Derby fashion complete with hats. Oh the hats!

THREE | I shared a review on a great beach read that happens to have 3 books in the series.

FOUR | Do you know how to properly share another blogger’s content? Are you violating their Copyrights? You need to read this post to find out how to properly share.

This past week I started on the ToneitUp.com #bikiniseries. I’m proud to say that I worked out every day except Thursday. Including both weekend days! I think that’s pretty amazing if I do say so myself. I would’ve worked out on Thursday but I was exhausted from my client being in town with meetings most of the day plus a client dinner that evening.

I’m officially moving (again) for work. June 1st is my move date. Back to the town where I just came from the last time I moved. Bleh. I’m going from a town that has lots and lots and lots to do (eat) to a town that has not even an 1/8th of the things to do and restaurants.

I’m behind on my reading. And I don’t like to be behind on my reading. Ohhhh but check out tomorrow’s book review. I can’t wait to tell you about a book I just read!

Today, Ange (Hairspray and Highheels) will be hosting our very first #bloggingedumacation Google Hangout on Air. Meet us on G+ at 8pm CST!!

Do any of you watch House Hunters? I absolutely love that show. Is that weird?? LOL

Here’s some pics from this weekend (via Instagram…follow me! @pnkheelspnktrk)

Could I have any more bags? Purse, Camera Bag (pink Epiphanie Bag), Beauty Bags, Makeup Bags

Could I have any more bags? Purse, Camera Bag (pink Epiphanie Bag), Beauty Bags, Makeup Bags…

I finished my Friday workout for the #bikiniseries challenge!

I finished my Friday workout for the #bikiniseries challenge!

Waiting on my bestie for our #bikiniseries #100bysummer workout...so I decided to hop on the swings.

Waiting on my bestie for our #bikiniseries #100bysummer workout…so I decided to hop on the swings.

Chambray Top with Sequined Tank, Striped Maxi Skirt and Leopard Print Sandals

Chambray Top with Sequined Tank, Striped Maxi Skirt and Leopard Print Sandals

Sunday's Tone it Up #bikiniseries #100bysummer workout complete! I got another 5k under my belt!

Sunday’s Tone it Up #bikiniseries #100bysummer workout complete! I got another 5k under my belt!

Crochet Sweater Top, Roughed up Jeans, Camo Flats and Camo hat.

Crochet Sweater Top, Roughed up Jeans, Camo Flats and Camo hat.

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Video Letter to the Count

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Dear Count (aka Count’s Kustoms),

Hey there! Taylor here from Pink Heels Pink Truck. So my hubby and I are fans of your show. We’re both classic car lovers and are currently in restoration mode of a 1969 Camaro (his) and a 1954 GMC 100 Longbed Truck (mine). My truck was a gift from my hubby for my 30th birthday a few years ago. His camaro was purchased as a frame-off restoration purchased about 5 years ago. My truck has been best supporting actress to his Camaro ever since we brought her home.

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Well, I take that back. When we first brought her home, we immediately dismantled her. Purchased a frame swap kit from EZ Chassis Swaps and bought a donor truck (Chevy S10) to rob the needed parts from. We got as far as installing the frame swap kit, getting my body pieces to a media blasting shop and then body work done. But all that happened nearly 3 years ago. And my truck has sat in pieces since.

I think it’s because of the color I want to paint my truck. As you can see…my blog is called Pink Heels Pink Truck. I am a lover of all things Pink. And ever since I received that truck for my birthday, I have wanted to paint her pink. I cannot tell you how many times my hubby has tried (desperately) for me to change my mind and pick another color. But I’m not having it. My truck will be Pink. Not pepto pink though. I created my brand around that truck being Pink and somehow, some way, she’s going to be Pink.

Here’s my Video Letter…

It’s been hell on heels a few times with this truck. I remember when I first started searching for how to modernize her a bit (ie make it easier for me to drive because honestly a 3-on-the-tree and no power steering was just not going to fly) I found a GM Truck Restoration forum. I read and read and read through the forums searching for someone doing something similar. I learned about 2 different frame swap companies but only one was actively in business at the time. I remember being extremely careful with how I worded my request for help and advice but it still landed me on the chopping block with some fellow Texan. This man ripped me up, down, backwards, forwards about how I was going to ruin my truck and that the forums were for restoration people only. Boy howdy…that wasn’t a fun thing to read. Especially as I tried real hard to word my request so as not to offend anyone.

But then a couple of men jumped to my rescue and told me to never let anyone tell me what I can and can’t do with my truck. So I gave that man a virtual finger and moved on.

So, let’s get on with why I’m reaching out to you via my blog. I’m tired of being stuck in a rut with lots of things consistently going wrong in my world. My hubby and I have worked our way out of several holes to where we are now. We’ve received zero handouts in getting here. We’ve learned from our mistakes and try really hard to never make the same mistake twice. We have a business that will be debt free by the end of this year.

But it’s like I personally can’t catch a break. When I was 24 (I’m about to be 33), I lost my mom to non-smoker’s lung cancer (she was 53). When I was 26, I lost my dad’s father. When I was 28, I lost my mom’s parents 14 days a part (married nearly 71 years…he went first and she couldn’t live without him). When I was 30, I lost my brother (who was 26) to an accidental overdose of Xanax. Last year, we had a tornado hit our neighborhood. In January of this year, a lady ran into our perimeter fence of our car lot and just left her car there. We had to call the police the next morning when we opened up because this wrecked car (still partially attached to our fence) was blocking our entrance. She didn’t think she should have to pay for her damages because she didn’t do it on purpose, someone else pushed her into our fence. Turns out, she was an excluded driver on the insurance policy so we were SOL on recovering the damages.

Two weeks later, I get a phone call at 1am from my security company telling me that my alarm was going off and oh by the way, the police said you have a fire at your shop. I hung up with them only to be immediately called by the police to tell me that yes, there is a fire. The fire marshall concluded that the neighbor kids who were in the backyard when the fireman showed up were the culprits. Their father had no insurance. My hubby’s car was inside our shop at the time of the fire with very little insurance on it because it was still not a “running and driving automobile”. We nearly lost everything. Our business, our cars, our inventory. Everything.

Last week, my hubby and I were in my Honda Accord coupe heading to Gander Mtn. and traffic decided to suddenly stop. The lady in the Suburban behind us missed the memo and rear-ended us. Whiplash is no joke. Thankfully she did have insurance.

Yes, I have my health. Yes, I have a roof over my head. Yes, I have an amazing job. Yes, I have a healthy husband. Yes, I have my dad and grandmother. Yes, I have extended family still on this earth. But I miss my mom, I miss my grandparents who’ve passed, I miss my brother who was only 3 years younger than me. I’m tired of all the insurance battles. I just want something to go right for a change. I need awesome in my life. Like I need awesome to just start coming from every which way. I need my truck running and driving. And I need her painted pink.

Sincerely,
“The girl who pulls up her big girl panties in the blogging world and always rolls out her own red carpet.”

(translation…if you don’t try, you’ll always be asking what if)

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