Making Bloggy Friends

If you’re anything like me, you love when you find a new bloggy friend to follow.  Especially when their blog is a great read and they actively respond to your comments or visit you back.  Sometimes it’s hard but the following bloggers actively make an effort-and you’ll love them!  I asked each one of them what their favorite thing about Summer is, and what plans they have, check out their answers! (click on their graphic to go visit them and hopefully follow!)

Also there’s a giveaway so make sure you don’t miss out on entering at the end of the post!









Don’t forget to check out my favorite shops this month – and my favorite items from July!

xoxo Miss Angie

Angie is a coffee-fueled writer, artist-wanna-be, and over-worker who currently resides in a tiny fixer-upper near Salt Lake City with her boyfriend and 70lb rescue pittie. She works full time in Customer Service/Computers, part-time in retail and fashion, goes to school part-time on and off, maintains this and another couple of blogs, as well as volunteers with rescue dogs. In her free time, what little of it there is, she likes to read, play nerd games, craft and create art, and spend time with all of the awesome people in her life.

Stay Cool-Frozen Yogurt Smoothies from Red Mango!

Before being contacted regarding this promotion for Red Mango, I’d seen the stores in my travels or while out running errands, but have never actually gotten around to stopping in to try anything.  Apparently I had no idea what I was missing out on-because I think I found my new favorite Frozen Yogurt place.  I was instantly impressed with all of the information hanging up in the restaurant explaining that their products are natural and do not contain artificial flavors like some other fro-yo companies.  This is important to me!  I also love all the wonderful probiotics!

Red Mango is one of the fastest-growing retailers of all-natural frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies.  They just launched 22 brand new superbiotic summer smoothies in four-lifestyle centered categories:

  • Body Balance: Flavorful and functional yogurt smoothies formulated with beneficial boosts.
  • All Fruit Harmony: Refreshing dairy-free and soy-free smoothies, made only with fruit, juice, and ice.
  • Twisted Fruits: Smooth and creamy signature yogurt smoothies offered in new and innovated fruit-forward flavors.
  • Just Kidd’n: Naturally delicious, snack-sized fruit and yogurt smoothies, blended just for kids!
They are also introducing a brand new line of smoothie boosts that have been formulated to meet the nutritional and dietary needs of today’s health-conscious consumers who find it increasingly important to embrace a wholesome, well-balanced diet.  In addition to the protein, immunity, energy, and multivitamin boosts currently available, Red Mango four new boosts formulated with natural, wholesome, and innovative ingredients:
  • MetablolicFit360: A proprietary blend of protein, calcium, and African Mango which supports metabolic balance and promotes healthy weight management.
  • Dark Chocolate Mate: Finely ground, Brazilian roasted mate and dark chocolate; a delicious, rich, low-calorie flavor which also supplies a nice dose of antioxidants.
  • Tropical Hibiscus: Finely ground, premium Nigerian hibiscus blossoms infused with natural pineapple and lychee; a bright and tropical  low-calorie flavor and antioxidant boost.
  • Green Tea Acai: Finely ground, premium green tea with acai berries, the Amazonian super fruit; a low-calorie antioxidant boost made with the best ingredients!

Special Offer:
Club Mango Double Points! Every registered and opted-in CLUB MANGO member will receive double points for every eligible purchase they make in a participating Red Mango location fromJuly 15-19, 2013. Club Mango points add up and can be redeemed for products at participating Red Mango stores. You’ll receive a $2 reward just for signing up, and for every 500 MangoPoints you earn you’ll get a $5 coupon!

Connect with Red Mango on Facebook and Twitter!

These smoothies were so fantastic-really I loved how they taste so much that I’m pretty sure I’m stopping for one today before I head out of town-YUM!  Red Mango also offers really great frozen yogurt.  Shawn and I went for lunch yesterday and really enjoyed our delicious treats.  I recommend the Mango flavor (which was delcious) with popping boba (which are so much fun to eat)!

What smoothie would you be most excited to try?

xoxo Miss Angie

Angie is a coffee-fueled writer, artist-wanna-be, and over-worker who currently resides in a tiny fixer-upper near Salt Lake City with her boyfriend and 70lb rescue pittie. She works full time in Customer Service/Computers, part-time in retail and fashion, goes to school part-time on and off, maintains this and another couple of blogs, as well as volunteers with rescue dogs. In her free time, what little of it there is, she likes to read, play nerd games, craft and create art, and spend time with all of the awesome people in her life.

July Etsy Favorites

July Etsy Favorites

one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight // nine 

ten // eleven // twelve // thirteen // fourteen // fifteen

I’m off on my way to Seattle tonight, so I hope you enjoy these favorites I’ve chosen.  These are my favorite Etsy Listings that were either put up in July, or I came across in July.  Please go visit the ones you love and favorite them, every little favorite helps a small seller get noticed and better SEO! I love to support little shops!

xoxo Miss Angie

Angie is a coffee-fueled writer, artist-wanna-be, and over-worker who currently resides in a tiny fixer-upper near Salt Lake City with her boyfriend and 70lb rescue pittie. She works full time in Customer Service/Computers, part-time in retail and fashion, goes to school part-time on and off, maintains this and another couple of blogs, as well as volunteers with rescue dogs. In her free time, what little of it there is, she likes to read, play nerd games, craft and create art, and spend time with all of the awesome people in her life.

Recent Blog Design

Today I wanted to share with you a few blog designs I’ve done in the last few months.  
Ricki Jill hired me to do the design for Art @ Home as her family’s Mother’s Day gift to her, and I was so excited to be able to put together a theme that I thought would fit her.  Since she’s a painter I wanted to go with some paint designs and some of her favorite colors-and the result not only ended up being really creative and brightly colored-but it was near and dear to her (awesome coincidence since I didn’t tell her what I was doing) since she gets teased often about how messy of an artist she is! See the full design HERE!
Art @ Home Blog Design
Cerise from Craft Cherry won her design in one of my giveaways, and I had so much fun making her little cherries (stitches and all since she’s a crafter) from scratch.  I loved the color scheme she chose, and it was really great to be able to put some of those colors into action throughout the rest of her design!  Some of the most fun I had was with her topics-I wanted her readers to easily find the different crafts! See the full design HERE!

Craft Cherry Blog Design

Kayla also won her design for Green Mountain Couple in one of my giveaways.  Since her and Dan are big on the outdoors I wanted to stick with their “green mountain” theme and literally made them a green mountain from scratch and matched it with their already existing logo.  We also thought it would be fun to do the Social Media icons as little state shapes, since they’re really proud of where they come from!  See the full design HERE!
Green Mountain Couple Blog Design
Don’t forget that if you’d like some help sprucing up your blog, you can use code SUMMERLOVE to take 20% off any blog design order in my shop until Sept.! 

xoxo Miss Angie

Angie is a coffee-fueled writer, artist-wanna-be, and over-worker who currently resides in a tiny fixer-upper near Salt Lake City with her boyfriend and 70lb rescue pittie. She works full time in Customer Service/Computers, part-time in retail and fashion, goes to school part-time on and off, maintains this and another couple of blogs, as well as volunteers with rescue dogs. In her free time, what little of it there is, she likes to read, play nerd games, craft and create art, and spend time with all of the awesome people in her life.

David Bowie’s Bulge, Bright Lips, & Happy!

Miss Angie

This weekend was extremely low-key, a.k.a lame.  Friday night was bingo so we went and volunteered for the evening, and that was fun.  However Saturday and Sunday found me home alone and bored.  I really thought I’d get some cleaning done but it didn’t happen… I slacked off big time.  I really don’t have any photos for you from this weekend, shock?
My Happy List:
  • My new favorite hairstyle is a messy ponytail.  I do my hair down and curly and after it is fully dry put tie it up messily.  I’m seriously loving it-it makes me happy!  (photo above.)
  • Only 3 days of work left before I’m on the road to Seattle!  I’m so excited to get away for a few days!
  • These two comics made me laugh so hard this weekend-they’re so true…
Email ComicInstagram Comic

  • My Birchbox and Ipsy Glam Bag were awesome this month.  I’m seriously excited to use all of the fun products.
July Birchbox 2013July Ipsy Glam Bag 2013

POP Beauty Crayon in Coral CrushPOP Beauty Crayon in Coral Crush

If you’re not already subscribed to Ipsy, you should try it out!  Follow my referral HERE!
  • Julep’s box this month included a nail polish with my name!  Julep Angela!  I was really excited so of course I got a box this month (even though I was thinking of cancelling).  Beth and a girl named Sonja from the nail polish group went in on the box with me and we split it 3 ways!
On the left is the full box with everything we got, and on the right is what I kept.  The Julep Beach Tonic, Julep Sea Salt Spray, Julep Angela, Julep Blakely, and Julep Nadia.
  • Nail-mail makes me happy.  I ordered another Aly’s Dream Polish (seriously guys, I’m STILL wearing the one from last week and it’s been 8+ days no chipping!) in Dark Emerald from a friend in the swap group and the Color Club Miss Bliss.  But the thing that makes me happiest is a surprise RAOK polish from Inge.  She sent me THE BULGE!  David Bowie’s Bulge from Scofflaw Varnish to be exact-do you know how hard it is to get a hold of?  I LOVE it!  It was so sweet-I squealed with delight!
Color Club Miss Bliss & Aly's Dream Polish Dark EmeraldScofflaw Varnish David Bowie's Bulge

It was soooo sweet of her, I’m seriously in love with it and the fact that they surprised me like that!  Such a sweet group of girls!

What’s making you happy this week?


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xoxo Miss Angie

Angie is a coffee-fueled writer, artist-wanna-be, and over-worker who currently resides in a tiny fixer-upper near Salt Lake City with her boyfriend and 70lb rescue pittie. She works full time in Customer Service/Computers, part-time in retail and fashion, goes to school part-time on and off, maintains this and another couple of blogs, as well as volunteers with rescue dogs. In her free time, what little of it there is, she likes to read, play nerd games, craft and create art, and spend time with all of the awesome people in her life.

Jessie’s Girl (Glee) {Musical Mondays & Giveaway}

What is Musical Mondays?
Musical Mondays is a weekly linky party where we share a song we’re into for the week, and talk about why we like it-or why it effects us.  Along with talking about music, I host a month-long music related giveaway sponsored by wonderful people!  July is sponsored by Joanna Marie Art who is giving away a musical makeover for an old pair of shoes for you!  I’ll explain more later in this post-let’s get to the music.

This week’s song:
Jessies Girl (Glee Cover)
Cover by Cory Montieth

While I haven’t been a big fan of the show since the first season, it was heartbreaking to hear of Cory Montieth’s death this weekend.  He was young and talented and it’s always very sad to see someone’s time cut much too short.  I’ve heard he was dealing with a lot hard things (such as addiction) and it just breaks my heart-he had so much potential.  RIP Cory, I hope whatever is on the other side is more peaceful for you than this world was.

See also, Cory Monteith RIP: Finn’s 10 Greatest Glee Songs.

What are you listening to this week?
If you are linking up you need to have the Musical Mondays button or a link back!
Musical Mondays

Musical Mondays

Now for the giveaway:
Joanna Marie Art is giving away a musical makeover for an old pair of your shoes! You’ll mail her an old pair of shoes (heels recommended, but not required-though you may have to work out with her if they’re something too far off) and she’ll give them a sheet music makeover like her cute heels shown in this post!
Giveaway is open to US & Canada only.  Entries will be verified.
You will have to ship your heels to Joanna in the US.  See rafflecopter for full terms and conditions.
xoxo Miss Angie

Angie is a coffee-fueled writer, artist-wanna-be, and over-worker who currently resides in a tiny fixer-upper near Salt Lake City with her boyfriend and 70lb rescue pittie. She works full time in Customer Service/Computers, part-time in retail and fashion, goes to school part-time on and off, maintains this and another couple of blogs, as well as volunteers with rescue dogs. In her free time, what little of it there is, she likes to read, play nerd games, craft and create art, and spend time with all of the awesome people in her life.