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instagram happenings + contest winner:)

First, I’d like to share my excitement at winning the April Thrift Your Heart OUTfit contest over at Thrift Your Heart Out. I’m so happy to be honored for this and I wouldn’t have been able to win without the gracious help of my friend Rachel at Rachel C. Ward Photography!


Now on the good stuff… wanted to share some instagram happenings with you (for those of you who don’t follow me on instagram – @kittehluvs):

Latest thrift haul + my kitty Ulysses:

An OOTD from last week. The sun was just WAY too bright for good pix:image

Another thrift haul (including an awesome vintage Dooney & Bourke shoulder bag):

This crazy cat lady named her blog after her love for cat kisses. Here are the Sandpaper Kisses Blog mascots, Lafayette and Ulysses:

I hope you all had a great monday!



vintage inspired outfit + professional photos!

I spent the afternoon at Duke Gardens with my friend and coworker Rachel, owner of Rachel C. Ward Photography. She graciously photographed me in my thrifted outfit for the Thrift Your Heart Out OutFIT contest. I was going for a vintage 50s/60s look which I hope I accomplished!

Rachel is a wonderful photographer and captured the beauty of nature as well as moi. Kudos to Rachel and a big THANK YOU to her for allowing me to post her photos here.


If you’re in Central North Carolina and need a lifestyle or wedding photographer, don’t hesitate to contact Rachel!

{Connect with Rachel C. Ward Photography on Facebook || or via her Website}

***I hope you like these photos, they’re the first professional photos on this blog and that makes me HAPPY!***


Outfit details:
Dress: Adrianna Papell Matte Jersey & Taffeta Dress in dark blue, thrifted $4.59 from Goodwill (it’s originally $178, OMG)
Necklace: vintage faux pearl 3 strand necklace with rhinestone clasp, jewelry consignment store in Greensboro, NC $15
Earrings: Hollycraft pink rhinestone earrings, thrifted from Pennies for Change Thrift Store, $16
Bracelet: Vintage rhinestone bracelet, thrifted from Goodwill $1.99
Scarf: Vintage silk scarf, thrifted from Goodwill $1
Shoes: Anne Klein purple suede pumps, thrifted from Goodwill $8
Bag: Vintage Bobbie Jerome patent clutch with tortoise plastic handles, thrifted from Goodwill $1.99
total: $48.57

win some bling just in time for mother’s day

Hello dearest readers, I heard about this great giveaway and thought I’d pass it along, especially since I’ve developed a pretty bad gold allergy and I’ve been trying to learn more about palladium. Plus I just LOVE topaz!


Enter for the chance to win two $1,200 palladium 9ct blue topaz and diamond rings by Zeghani, which was voted a fan favorite in a recent poll and would make a magnificent addition to any fashionista’s personal jewelry box. 

Celebrity moms that love Palladium include Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Rutherford, Kristin Davis, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Melissa Rycroft, and Pam Anderson.

It’s easy – you’ll be done in just 4 steps:

  1. Go to facebook.com/luxurypalladium
  2. On the bar, click on the ‘FANtastic Sweepstakes’ button on the right hand side of the screen
  3. Click to ‘LIKE’ Palladium
  4. Fill out the form and submit

The contest ends on May 13, 2012.

Rules: Participants vying to win it must be 18 years of age at the time of entry. No purchase is necessary. A link to the complete Official Rules is featured on the online entry. Though entrants access the FANtastic Sweepstakes entry form on Facebook, the promotion is the sole endeavor of Palladium Alliance International, and in no way is sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

About Palladium: Palladium is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal that, together with platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium, form the group of elements known as the platinum group of metals. It is lightweight, durable, naturally white, pure, and does not tarnish. It is becoming the luxury metal of choice for a growing number of fashion-forward jewelry designers and savvy consumers.


sneakpeeq contest winners!

hey y’all –

just wanted to thank EVERYONE for entering the Sneakpeeq contest/giveaway/sweepstakes and Sneakpeeq for partnering with me and Sandpaper Kisses Blog!

Here are the winners (chosen at random by Sneakpeeq):

Grand Prize: Gwen
Runners Up: Betsy, Rocky, Hager, Jessica, and Amy

Woohoo for contests!

Winners have been notified and their winning credits should be in their Sneakpeeq.com accounts when they log in:) Please feel free to post what you buy with your winning credits! I’d love to see what you get!



last day to enter the Sneakpeeq contest!

Hi all – today is the last day to enter the Sneakpeeq contest/giveaway/sweepstakes! You could win a $25 Sneakpeeq gift card or one of several $10 gift cards! Plus get 20% off your Sneakpeeq order just for entering.

Click HERE for instructions on how to enter! It’s super quick and EASY and just requires a few clicks!

Here’s an example of a super cute item you could pick up with your winning gift card! This super sweet clutch is a STEAL!

Croco Buckle Clutch from Sneakpeeq
Croco Buckle Clutch from Sneakpeeq

Contest ends tonight at midnight EST! winners to be announced tomorrow!