Both of our families have made it through Hurricane Sandy safe and sound, thankfully. The storm started as a rainy and slightly windy Monday, but once the evening kicked in the storm took full effect. Courtney had already evacuated the town to her parents’, while my husband and I decided to hold down the fort at home. What a night it was—the winds were whipping like all craziness, transformers popped all night long, and the only vehicles that you could see on the street were fire trucks and police cars zooming down to help people.
It doesn’t help to watch the news—it only makes you more anxious for things to come. Around bedtime, my family decided to set up camp in the living room with our one air mattress. As soon as I got camp set up, the power went out completely and we were on our own. Somehow, despite the winds and rains, we managed to sneak a few hours of sleep in (or at least the kids did) before waking up to the calm after the storm.
Realizing that power could be days away, my husband I and packed up the kids’ by early afternoon and took a planned trip to see each of my parents a few days early. Both of our houses have survived the storm, but our town is still recovering with MASSIVE tree falls and downed power lines (thankfully no flooding) everywhere. We are devastated to what the hurricane has done to our state, NYC, and so much of the East Coast. I have lived in the NYC tri-state area for several years now and it has really been thrown into ruins. Schools are closed for at leas this week, our power is estimated to come back on November 5th, and there are so many area that are a complete disaster zone. Our thoughts and prayers are with so many as people are just starting to pick up the pieces and take the steps to recovery.
Now bringing you a belated Monday Funday post for you—what a week we have had and we need to share a little fun with our readers!!
We are so excited to share a wonderful giveaway from 2 Chic Designs. 2 Chic Designs carries some fabulous clutches, wristlets, totes, and more. Their merchandise is cute, affordable, and adds a little something special to any outfit.
Cynthia, the woman behind 2 Chic Designs, designs handbags so they can be used both day and night. Each handbag is handmade and custom orders are available as well. Cynthia is not only a wonderful designer, but she is a mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and wife—talk about one BUSY lady!
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I love using clutches when I head out on girls’ nights out—what a welcome change from the big old diaper bag that many of us are so used to hefting around! All you need is some cash, a few cards, and your phone for a fun night on town—so the clutch is the way to go! Check out this awesome one that was created for a customer who requested a small clutch to carry their smartphone. The inside can hold the phone, credit cards, and a small pocket for keys. You can also add an optional strap to the clutch so you can easily slip it around your wrist.
Today, we are excited to share a fun giveaway for our readers. One lucky reader will win their own adorable phone clutch. Enter below to win!
The winner is Sharee A.