Friday, November 18, 2011

Montana Mixtape Project

Now and days, it is hard to find time to take a minute and do something entirely selfless. Awhile back Erik and I entered a wedding contest where we needed people to vote to help us win the wedding of our dreams. We had so many friends, family, and COMPLETE STRANGERS that took the time to vote for us day in and day out. We also had a few "so-called friends" that deliberately tried not to help us out (I will go into that another day.) But it was an incredible feeling to know that people were willing to take a moment out of their day to help us out! And we are forever grateful to those who took their time to make our dream a reality.

My friend Hope is a part of a duo, "Me and Mr. Cassidy." They are brilliant musicians and it is their dream to make it in the crazy music industry. They need a little help starting up. They just entered a contest that could give them an incredible amount of exposure if they win.

The Billings Newspaper in Montana releases a free downloadable CD through the paper for everyone around the holidays. It is called the "Montana Mixtape Project." They choose 10 songs from Montana based artists based on online votes.

"Me and Mr Cassidy" is one of the bands trying to get a spot on the CD. Scott {Mr. Cassidy} and his family hail from Billings, MT.

People from all over are able to quickly register and vote once a day (everyday until the contest ends.)

If you have a moment please check out their song, "Keep Me Awake." The album from beginning to end tell a story. It tells a tale of love from childhood to death with a sentimental beauty. It is appropriate for all ages and an amazing gift for loved ones to share. I think you all will LOVE IT!

Please, Please, Please take a moment to vote for their song and help make their dreams some true! It will only take a minute and it really could make such a difference in their lives.

Here is the link to vote:

If you are interested in hearing more about it, or more about "Me and Mr. Cassidy", continue on to their website, or feel free to contact them at

In addition, If you would like to hear the entire album ( FOR FREE! ) it is streaming live at :

You can follow this incredible duo on Twitter at: @MeandmrCassidy
You can "Like" them on Facebook at :

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shopping Spree!

Do you have a ton of clothes in your closet that you haven't worn in years or even have the tags still on them? Do you have great shoes and accessories that you would love to sell? Wanting to remodel your house but still need to sell your old furniture first?

I personally have a ton of stuff that is in PERFECT condition. Too nice to give away but I never seem to wear them myself. I wanted to bring them to a consignment store but by the time you take them to the store, wait for them to sell and then the store takes a large percentage... it is not really worth it. I have seen consignment pages on Facebook and thought the idea was brilliant. The only problem I have with the current pages is that they are usually very specific with the brands and items you can sell. I have some awesome shoes/clothes/furniture that aren't necessarily covered in the approved brand list.  I wanted a page with no rules, no regulations, and one that is absolutely free.

I came up with the page, Carolina Consignment.  All you have to do is "like" the page. Then take a photo of the item you want to sell and post it on the wall. Include the price, condition, contact information and size. Then if someone wants to purchase this item from you they can send you a message! It is that easy.

I recommend buying the items though your Paypal account. 

Check out the page HERE! If you have any items you want to get rid of, feel free to post them. And shop away. I have a feeling it will take a few months to get enough followers, shoppers, and sellers before it becomes a booming market place. But, I think it could be a great way to clean out our closets and find awesome bargains. And by viewing it on Facebook it removes the sketchiness of Craigslist.

What do you think!? I just added some adorable shoes in sizes 7.5, 8, and 9. And Marisa put up an awesome pair of Versace sunglasses!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Our Little Road Warrior

For the past several days, the Huffman Family has been on the road! Our first stop was Atlanta, GA then we headed to Louisville, KY and now we are in Nashville, TN. So far, so good! 

Harper is our little road warrior. He gets a little irritated in the car sometimes but for the most part he is a great little traveler. 

Yesterday we had a wonderful time with the Jenkin's Family. We have missed them so much since we moved away. Their sweet daughter Ella and Harper just love each other. It is so fun to watch them play together. Maybe one day they will date!? hehe 

Yesterday I spent about 30 minutes taking photos of the babies and I snapped a few of the Jenkins while we were in Leiper's Fork. The photos turned out great. Here are a few:

Hope you all have a fantastic Monday!! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I just stumbled across a great deal on Southernsavers! Sign up for Hautelook HERE!

HauteLook is a premier members-only site that offers private, limited-time sale events on the world's best brands. Each day, members receive an email invitation to the newest, most exclusive sale events on the best merchandise for men, women, kids, home and beauty - at prices up to 75% off retail. HauteLook is free to join and everyone is welcome - there are no commitments or charges for membership.

They have TONS of incredible sales and right now I am in LOVE with their Michael Stars sale! You can get a signature long sleeve henley (normally $42.00) for $17!

A long sleeve scoop henley dress (normally $88) for $35! 

Or a cashmere cardigan (normally $285) for $89! 

And to make it even more sweet!!! You can sign up for HERE to buy a $50 gift certificate to Hautelook for $25!! You can really rack up here. And if you use the PROMO CODE- fabulous you will get an extra 10% off. So I just bought a $50 gift card for $22.50!

I WANT it all!

On Zulily this morning I noticed they had some of my favorite brands for sale! I had to share. These are GREAT deals for ADORABLE outfits. If I had a little girl, I am certain I would be broke.

Mud Pie (I am OBSESSED with their clothes and accessories!) These are a few of my favorites but there are plenty more!

ONLY $11.99 (normally $28)

(ONLY $13.99, normally $31)

(only $12.99, normally $30)

(ONLY $17.99, normally $43)

(ONLY $12.99, normally $30)

(ONLY $17.99, normally $42)

And they MOMO Baby shoes on sale for $9.99!

This is a great price, they are normally $17. Harper only wears these type of shoes because his little feet are so fat! 

(These are on sale for $13.99! CUTE!)

And they have the cutest MeMoi tights on sale starting at $9.99:

If you haven't already signed up for Zulily, sign up HERE! They have awesome deals on women's clothing, shoes, accessories and everything you can imagine for kids!

For an extra 10% off $30 or more, use PROMO CODE- BRADSZUDEAL11

Monday, November 7, 2011

Good Bloggers Needed! HELP!

Now that I am back blogging, I need your help! Which blogs should I read? I feel like I am so out of touch with the blogger world and I have no idea who is still blogging, what new blogs are around, and what blogs I need to add to my blog roll. I would LOVE to update my blog roll so if you are a reader and you would like me to add your blog to my sidebar, PLEASE COMMENT and let me know.

I also want a blog design UPDATE. Sweet Harper is running now so the illustration of him wrapped in a blanket is sweet but completely not relevant. It should be a photo of him swinging from a chandelier or wreaking havoc on my home.  Who did your blog design? Do you have anyone you would suggest (that is not too expensive!)

All your input is much appreciated. I can't wait to start following your blogs!

And of course, I will leave you with a photo of my sweet boys:


My Hubby-The Musician

Now that we are back in South Carolina, Erik doesn't get to play music quite as much as he use to. He is an extremely talented musician. I miss going to all of his Florez shows! He can play bass guitar (I guess you would say that is his "specialty") and he can play the acoustic guitar and sing. Erik started singing to Harper when he was in my belly. And now he sings, "Jesus Loves Me" to him every night before he goes to sleep. Harper will just lay there and stare and smile while he sings. And whenever Harper is sad and Erik is out of town, I will pull up YouTube and play the old Florez song, "Sweet Tea," for him. He immediately stops crying and starts dancing. It is so sweet! I wanted to share one of Erik's videos with you all. I absolutely love this song! 


Huge Sale on Kids Clothing!

I spent the past week trying to coordinate outfits for our upcoming photo shoot with Pasha Belman Photography. I found an awesome deal on Gymboree online. You can get 30% off your entire purchase! They have some really good deals right now. I bought Harper the cutest pair of dress pants:

An adorable pair of boat shoes:

A festive hat:
And a tie for the holidays:

The sale ends today. Use online code: REWARDSCOFJaime

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The ABC's

I saw this on The Hamilton Family blog and had to steal it! :)

A. Age: 26 (Although sometimes I still say 25, not on purpose I just forget...BABY BRAIN!)

B. Bed Size: King! When we moved to our new house I persuaded Erik to upgrade. Now we couldn't have anything but a king. When Harper and Fender sleep with us it is a full bed!

C. Chore that you hate: Laundry, so much so that sometimes I take it across the street to the laundry mat and pay them to do it for me. They wash and fold for 90 cents a pound... well worth it!

D. Dogs: Fender Bender Huffman. He is a Mini Australian Shepherd and he is my second child. We named him Fender because Erik plays a Fender bass guitar.

E. Essential start to your day: Feeding the baby so he stops screaming. And I love to start it off with an iced Chai tea latte!

F. Favorite color: Aqua and I love yellow and gray together.

G. Gold or Silver:  I like gold. I love gold sparkly things.

H. Height: 5'7" and with heels I am REALLY tall! I was actually extremely short growing up and in the 8th grade I grew about 6 inches. Prior  to my growth spurt my nickname was  "little Jaime," "munchkin," and "shorty." I used to pray every night that I would grow one day.

I. Instruments you play: Not many! I played the violin and keyboard as a child. My great grandmother played the piano at Juilliard School of Music in NYC... I wish I would have taken piano lessons!

J. Job Title: Mother and Casting Associate- I put cool people on television.

K. Kids: Harper Michael Huffman (he just turned one!)

L. Life Motto: "Don't worry, be happy!"

M. Mother's name: Julie

N. Nicknames: Blondie, Duganator

O. Overnight hospital stays: Just one! (When I gave birth to Harper.) It was actually quite pleasant. The people at Spartanburg Regional were fantastic!

P. Pet Peeves: I wish I could just list specific people here! haha. I would have to say people that talk crap about others behind their back. If you want to say something, say it to their face. But usually those people are just full of jealousy and are insecure.

Q. Quote from a movie: I LOVE the Lion King!
Pumbaa: It's like my buddy Timon always says: you got to put your behind in your past.
Timon: No, no no. Amateur. Sit down before you hurt yourself. It's "You got to put your past behind you."

R. Right or left handed: Right but my hubby is a lefty.

S. Siblings: Jenna Renna

T. Time you wake up: whenever Harper decides to wake me up!

U. Underwear: whatever is clean in my drawer. I really love the Gilligan & O'Malley® underwear from Target!

V. Vegetable you hate: asparagus

W. What makes you run late: My baby. My hubby. Procrastination.

X. X-rays: I got an x-ray of my ankle once.

Y. Yummy food you make: banana bread! I am OBSESSED with banana bread.

Z. Zoo animal: Monkeys!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Cutest Skunk in Town!

For Harper's second Halloween we decided to dress him up like a skunk. Last Halloween he was only a month old. We bought him a monkey costume but it practically swallowed him up and he HATED wearing it. This year he loved dressing up! He giggled and waddled around in his silly skunk costume. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen! By next year he will probably tell me what he wants to!

We decided to take him trick-or-treating. We only went to the houses on our street but it was an absolute blast. Some people think you shouldn't take your baby trick-or-treating. But it is not about getting candy, it is about taking him trick-or-treating for the first time. All of the neighbors loved seeing him in his little costume. And he really enjoyed it. He helped ring the doorbells and laughed at the folks when they opened their doors. It was so much fun. And thanks to Harper's Nana, he tried his first Snickers bar. No, I wasn't there...I would never let him eat a Snicker's bar. But Nana spoils him rotten and thought it was perfectly fine. Apparently he loves Snicker's. He is going to have to wait another year before he tries them again. ;) 

I want to wish Harper's sweet Nana, my mom, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We are so blessed to be able to spend another year with her. Two years ago we thought we only had 5 more months with her. Each additional moment we get to spend together is such a blessing!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall, Football, and Family

I am not a cold-weather person. I grew up in Florida, we wore sweaters when it was 70 degrees outside. I have a hard time thinking when the temperature starts to drop. Erik doesn't bother conversing with me when we walk out to our cars on a chilly morning, I don't respond. To put it bluntly, I HATE the winter. But I absolutely love the fall! I love anything and everything pumpkin. I love the fall foliage and hot apple cider. I love cute leggings, sweaters, and boots. So during this time of the year I am happy as can be.

Every fall we go to the pumpkin patch. We wanted to go to Denver Down's this year but our jobs kept us too busy and we missed out. Luckily we went up to Nashville, TN a few weeks ago and went to Gentry Farm with the Florez Family. The babies were so sweet together. We were so excited to spend time with our amazing friends.

In other news, we decided to get Harper a swing set for Harper's first birthday. We actually purchased it months ago. It sat in the garage and collected dust. I insisted that Erik put it together before Harper's birthday party. So we recruited my dad to help. Don't be fooled...this swing set was quite the man project. It came in hundreds of pieces. Luckily I have two highly skilled men that were willing to help out and put this bad boy together. 

Harper loves it. He laughs and giggles every time we swing him. And it was a hit at the birthday party. Definitely a good purchase.

What are your plans for the weekend? We are preparing for the big game... USC vs. Arkansas. It should be a good one. I am pretty devastated that Marcus Lattimore is out for the season but I was impressed with Brandon Wilds game last week. He stepped it up! So my fingers are crossed. We gotta have faith in our Gamecocks. So far this has been a great football season for me! The Bills are looking really good and USC has had a fantastic season. Who are you cheering for? Any other NFL fans out there?

How cute is this Southern Tide Nautical Stripe polo? It is perfect for tailgate. And it comes in BILLS colors! They have it in several different color choices. If you an Auburn or Vandy fan, they have the PERFECT one for you. Check them out here!

I went to the USC vs. Navy game a few months ago. It was a blast and we WON! We went with the Elmores, my dad, and Cissy. It made me miss college and the student section.

Have a wonderful weekend! I am on a blogging roll so hopefully I will keep it up and post tomorrow. :)
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