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Carrie Underwood, coupons, and {gasp} an award!!

I imagined this blog post going a little differently. I imagined a picture of me, standing beside Carrie Underwood, smiling like a 3 year old who just found out that Santa brought her a pink Barbie powerwheel. I am saddened to report-there was no meet and greet with the sweet angel diva Carrie. Even though I didn’t get to meet her, I had a fantastic time at the concert! She is so amazing, it really is incredible the set of pipes that chic has. She didn’t hit one bad note all night. She looked gorg as usual, and can I just say holy bling because her ring was blinding me from the stage. Here is my Carrie outfit, cowboy boots and all! And my wannabe Carrie hair. My camera is not cooperating currently, so I can’t grab pics from the weekend off there, so these iphone shots will have to do. The wedding was wonderful! It was great to see some people I hadn’t seen in a while. As for parents of the high school ex, it was so good to see them. As I was leaving I ran into my ex’s dad and he hugged me, gave me a kiss on the cheek and told me he loved me. How freaking sweet. They will always have a special place in my heart. Check that off the list of things to worry about.

In other news, I have been inspired recently by my coupon savvy girlfriends to try this coupon trend. Let’s face it, my checkbook has seen better days so I figured hmm why not save on things I buy anyway. So you all will be so proud, my first coupon shopping excursion was a success and I saved $17 on groceries. I was pumped. This buys exactly two glasses of wine at my next girls night out. Lovely.

I did however let myself buy these sweet pink flowers at the grocery store, because I was just in a good mood that morning and wanted to brighten up my bedroom.
Also, one of my most favorite bloggers Leigh Ashley gave me the sweet blog award! I was so excited! Leigh is one of the sweetest girls I have met through blogging, and you must check out her lovely blog. Her heartflet emails always put a smile on my face! Thanks girl!
Rules (so simple!):

1. Give award to 10 sweet bloggers that you love

2. Make a post about award, mentioning person who gave it to you

3. Put the award on your blog

And here is the part where I get to pass along the award to 10 of my favorites. I just love these girls blogs, and you will too. Promise!

Lindsey at All Things Bright and Beautiful

Kristen at All in My Twenties

Dana at Storytelling With a Future Mrs.

Laura at There She Is…

Lindsey at Fillies and Juleps

Juliana at A Blonde Walks Into a Blog…

Laura at The Middle Sister Fairytales

Emily Anne at My Heart Shaped Life

Molly at The Tanners

Elizabeth at In The Pink

Happy Wednesday everyone, we are halfway through the work week!


  1. leigh ashley says:

    you look BEAUTIFUL allison!! great choice on the dress!! and i LOVE those boots! i'm glad you had a great time!!

  2. Brit says:

    Allison you looked gorgeous at the concert! STUNNING.

  3. Love your outfit and your hair! So pretty 🙂

  4. mFw says:

    You are too cute in your dress for the Carrie Underwood concert! Love the dress! Glad the wedding was good and that is so sweet how the dad reacted! Congrats on your award!

  5. Whitney says:

    Love your outfit. I would've loved to have went to the concert!

  6. You look adorable at the concert!! I love Carrie too! And, I must say, you did a great job of recreating her hair 🙂 I always tell my stylist to aim for her gorgeous locks whenever I am at the salon, as well.. haha! Glad the wedding went well. I get nervous about running into the ex's parent too, but they are always so sweet, which makes it kinda fun to catch up with them. Also, thanks so much for my very first award!! I can't wait to post it on my blog 🙂

  7. AWE THANKS LOVE!!!! You are so SWEET!!

  8. alliecakes says:

    omg, you looked SO cute for the concert. I think I need some cowboy boots, stat!

  9. Kristen says:

    love the dress, boots and hair! too cute! and Carrie too of course. shes so perfectly beautiful (lucky B)!!

    thanks for my very first award too! you are too sweet!

  10. Krystle says:

    I'm new to the blog world. Came upon your blog and absolutely love it! Your posts are fun and things I can relate to. Can't wait to keep reading!

  11. melissa says:

    Love your dress with the boots – too cute!

  12. Erin says:

    I love your precious Carrie outfit. It sounds like you had a super fab time there and at the wedding!

  13. Duet Diva says:

    Can you come over every morning and do my hair and makeup. Oh Ali, you are simply stunning! I miss you so.

  14. Amanda Hogan says:

    I absolutely love your dress and boots!! You are so beautiful! If you don't mind me asking, where can I find boots like yours. I have been looking for something just like those.

  15. PinkLouLou says:

    Amanda- I couldn't find your email! You are so sweet, they are Jessica Simpson boots, I got them last christmas 🙂

  16. PinkLouLou says:

    PS Krystle, can't find your email either, post it to your profile! 🙂 Thanks for sweet comments!

  17. Alli, can you teach me how to make my hair look THAT beautiful?!?!? You looked great at the concert, as always! Love and miss you guys so much… don't know if you are aware but you get another Katie visit in July!! Hope there are donuts in the pantry 😉

  18. Laura says:

    Thanks for the award! I'm so excited, I"ll pass it on later this week!

    Super cute outfit!!

  19. April says:

    your outfit is too cute! Also, You are making me want to cut my hair!

    annnnd is your speedy the 35? I have that one and love it. I got the classic LV canvas too but want the ebene damier for my next…something with a strap since the arm carrying can get a little annoying. I still adore it though.

  20. Laura says:

    I love your outfit for the Carrie Concert!! 🙂 Definitely a great pick! … and isn't the round #2 for running out of gas?? haha… you are so silly, but I love you!

    thank you SOOOOOO MUCH for the award!! yay!!! 🙂 xoxo

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