Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : Autism 5K + Ruffles with Love Boston Tank Top Giveaway!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Autism 5K + Ruffles with Love Boston Tank Top Giveaway!!

Ruffles with Love Tank Top. $24. // Brady Bands Headband. $6.
Happy Friday!  This week seemed to fly by, thank goodness.  I've got a 5K tomorrow, and I hear it's hilly.  I have only ran once since the half marathon a few weeks ago, and that was at the Autism 5K last Friday.  It was Shane's 30th birthday, and the night before he got a wild hair and decided we should run a 5K the night of his birthday.  I think it was a midlife crisis, but that's another story.  The weather was pretty nice, and there weren't too many hills until the end.  Why do races always have to end with a hill?  I would love to talk to the race coordinators who plan out these routes.  I guess they figure if we're going to pay to run, we want to get our money's worth?  Wrong.  = )

Shane hasn't ran in a couple of months, but he finished in 24 minutes, a few minutes slower than his PR too.  So basically he hasn't ran in a while and still kicked my butt...men.  ; )  I finished in 29 minutes.  I did get 6th in my age group, which I didn't think was too bad.  My time was over 3 minutes slower than my PR, but obviously I have been slacking this year, so it was no surprise that I wouldn't set a PR for this race.  As soon as I finished my left knee started hurting so bad that I could barely walk back to the vehicle.  It hurt all night long when I walked, but when I woke up the next morning the pain was gone.  I'm hoping it doesn't return this Saturday, and I've been taking it easy.  I think my body was getting used to doing longer runs at a slower pace, so starting this week I am going to be working on my pace and getting my body and legs used to running faster.  I like to sprint one mile, then run it a little slower, and alternate back and forth.  I will start that up next Monday, so I'll let yall know next week how that is going.  Keep reading to enter today's giveaway, and don't forget to enter the other two giveaways from this week here and here.


Speaking of running, have yall checked out Amy at Write this Down? She was one of the first blogs I started following last December when I started blogging. She blogs about a little bit of everything and loves traveling, cooking and running. Check out her blog and join her on his fitness journey. She links up each week with Weigh in Wednesday, and I love reading her posts to help keep myself motivated to run and see some yummy looking food. You can check Amy out here; go by and say hello if you get a chance. = )




If yall follow me on Instagram, you found out yesterday what today's giveaway item would be.  After the Boston incident, I felt pretty devestated.  It affected me more than I thought it would, and I just wanted to find a way to show my support.  That is when I emailed my friend Vanessa from Ruffles with Love so I could custom design a tank top.  I told her I wanted a tank top with a neon yellow bow on the front, and I wanted it to say I Run for Boston.  I debated between a few different sayings, but this one seemed to really be how I felt.  I wanted to use the colors blue and yellow because they are the colors of the Boston Marathon, but I wanted the make the colors a little more fun, so I asked for a tuquoise blue tank top with neon yellow writing.  Nothing says fun like neon.  It only took 2 days, and Vanessa had the tank top made.  They are for sale right now in her shop, but get one quickly as they are selling like hotcakes!  Currently Vanessa is looking for a legit organization to donate some of the proceeds to.  They are $20, and I have one of her other ones and can tell you they fit great and run true to size.  Vanessa has so generously agreed to give one lucky reader their very own I Run for Boston tank top!  The giveaway will end next Friday, April 26 at 7:00pm CST.  To enter all you need to do is:

1.)  Make sure you're following me on GFC and BlogLovin.
2.)  Leave me a comment telling me you're entering.
For additional entries (not mandatory!):
3.)  Follow me on Facebook.
4.)  Pin the image of the tank top to Pinterest.
  

106 comments:

  1. I love this!! I want a tank top for sure! What size are you wearing in the pic above?? Good luck tmrw!

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  2. I follow your blog on GFC and BlogLovin. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  3. I'm entering! I follow on both GFC and Bloglovin'! The tank top is awesome!!!

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  4. Following you here and on Facebook. Also pinned it. Love Ruffles with Love! Thanks for supporting Boston.

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  5. I follow you on GFC! I would love this tank!!

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  6. I follow you on all places! (Totes sounds stalker'ish..... Lol)

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  7. Just found your blog last week and am pumped! Isn't it a typical guy thing to not train as much as we women and just bust out a great run time?! Sigh....

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  8. I love that you made that! I'm entering!

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  9. I love the tank top! I am entering!!

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  10. I follow via GFC and Bloglovin and I'm entering your giveaway!

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  11. I love this, I will buy one regardless, but I entered!

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  12. I follow you on GFC, Bloglovin, and FB! Thanks for the chance-great tank!

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  13. I follow you on GFC & Bloglovin and I'm entering the giveaway! I love the tank, and the message! Oh I follow you on Facebook too!

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  14. I'm entering for the tank. Love it!

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  15. I'm entering the giveaway. I follow you on GFC and Bloglovin'.

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  16. I follow you on Blog Lovin and GFC. I follow you on FB and pinned it! :)

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  17. cute design- is Vanessa donating any profits to any funds related to the Boston incidents? Love the colors!

    -Rachel
    www.LaMariposaBlog.com

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  18. What a cute design, saw it on Instagram last night and LOVED it!

    - Elizabeth
    www.footballbeachmom.blogspot.com

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  19. I follow you! Hoping I win...LOVE this top!

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  20. Following you on GFC, Bloglovin', and FB, too! Great tank top! Thanks for the chance and good luck on your 5k tomorrow!

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  21. Following you on bloglovin, gfc, and Facebook! I love that tank and the colors are great together!! Awesome idea!!

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  22. I am following you via Bloglovin and GFC! Excited about this sweet giveaway!

    Aeron Green

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  23. I follow you, mamma, skinny meg & big holly on EVERYTHING.... you guys are my total inspiration and would love this tank for my first ruffles with love!

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  24. I am following you on Facebook!

    Aeron Green

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  25. I am following you on Bloglovin, GFC, facebook and pinning the pic on pinterest in hopes to win this adorable tank!

    Danielle Caveny

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  26. you know I follow errrrrthing. :) now give me that tank top!

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  27. I follow via GFC and Facebook! I am entering the giveaway! #BostonStrong

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  28. I am here - enter me!!!! WOOT!!!! Love you Laura lovely...

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  29. i entered! Love the idea and the tanktop! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I'm entering! I also did the non-mandatory things! This is such a great cause, I'd love to get the tank! :)

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  31. I follow you on Bloglovin and GFC! I love that you asked for these tanks to be made to support Boston :)

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  32. Done and done!! I'm new to your blog..thanks for the opportunity to win such a fab tank and support BOSTON!!

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  33. I love this shirt! I am entering. Following on FB and I pinned it!

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  34. I love this post and the T-shirt! I am now entering this giveaway.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  35. Love this, what a great idea Laura! I'm from CT and this Boston stuff has hit very close to home..my sister is in Boston and was a first responder at the hospital for many of the injured. I run for Boston. I pray for Boston. I need this shirt!

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  36. PS, I follow you on GFC, bloglovin', FB, and I pinned on Pinterest too :)

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  37. Love the tank you designed! I had my first run yesterday since the tragedy and I definitely felt like I was running for them.

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  38. Done and done. Love the tank!

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  39. I am entering the giveaway. I already follow you on facebook and I pinned the photo. My Pinterest name is Connie Cline Beard

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  40. Congrats!!! Sorry your new hurts, rest it and ice it and hopefully whatever it is will go away.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  41. Laura,

    What a wonderful thing for you to do! This week needs to be over. Boston was horrible, but this tank showing support is great.

    Good luck on the run tomorrow!

    Entering the giveaway. Follow you on GFC, Bloglovin and FB.

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  42. Entering the giveaway! I follow you!

    I also Pinned this and Liked you on FB!!

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  43. Entered!! Follow you already, pinned you, and friended you!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this tank!!

    Kristin
    www.hopelesslyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  44. I follow you on both GFC and BlogLovin!

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  45. I love the shirt! Thanks for coming up with it. I already ordered myself one. :)

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  46. I want that shirt!!! I follow you!

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  47. Love the shirt and your thoughts behind it!!! Good luck this weekend on your race!!! Im following through GFC :)

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  48. Love Love LOVE this shirt!!! So if I don't win, totally going to have to order it anyway :)

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  49. Great idea! I would love to sport this tank on runs! I follow you on bloglovin & gfc.

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  50. Love the tank!

    and it's totally not fair that men can go forever and still get better times. Jerks! ha!

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  51. I'm entering for the contest

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  52. So fun!!! I am following you on both. GREAT tanks. I'm entering - duh. :)

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  53. I am following you on both. pick me pick me!

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  54. I'm following all girl! Hand it over!

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  55. Following, liked on Facebook, and pined it!! Hope I win so I can wear this for my half in July!!

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  56. That tank is amazing. You should totally consider selling those and donating part of the profits! I think a ton of colors would be so super cute. :) Not entering the giveaway - just wanted to tell how awesome these were! :)
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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  57. What a fabulous shirt design! I love the ribbon flare on something with such meaning to us. I am running a race on 5/10 and would love to wear this! I follow you on GFC, Bloglovin, FB and pinned! Thank you!

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  58. I follow you on GFC and bloglovin

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  59. I love the tank! I follow you on GFC as wannabrunner and Bloglovin as lmmckeand. I would like to enter the giveaway. Thanks for designing the tank!

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  60. I am entering to with this tank top giveaway!
    But if possible can we order? I want this tank for sure!
    xoxo, Ky

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  61. 29 minutes is still a great time, girl, good job! Totally entering this giveaway--LOVE it!

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  62. I follow you on GFC and Bloglovin!!!

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  63. The tank is awesome!! I'm entering, but I'm ordering it anyway because I love it. If I win, I'll just have 2 to rotate through on my runs or I'll give one to my BFF. I follow you on GFC & Bloglovin, I just liked your Facebook page, and I pinned the shirt on Pinterest. Good luck to me =)

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  64. I stalk you daily! Ha! Lice ruffles with love. I went alittle crazy last summer and bought a ton! Awesome tank!

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  65. Follow you on both GFC & Bloglovin, and seriously how cool is this tanktop?? What a great idea!

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  66. following on GFC, bloglovin and facebook :)

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  67. You've inspired me! I really need to get my butt in gear and get running .... like stat!

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  68. I just started following your blog through another blog I read! I love it! I also live in Memphis. I am now following you on GFC and Bloglovin

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  69. I liked your FB page and pinned the image.

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  70. I'm entering! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. This tank top could maybe get me to run.... Maybe.... Okay probably not but it's super cute!!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  72. I'm following your blog & entering!!
    I also pinned that adorable tank :)

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  73. I follow you on both girl & I'm entering!! LOVE Ruffles with Love & this is beyond awesome!!

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  74. I want one of these sooooooooooooooo bad!!
    Hope I win!!
    But if I don't, then I'm hoping she still has some so I can possibly order one when I get paid this Friday!
    #poorgirlproblems

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  75. I'm folloiwng on GFC and BlogLovin, I like you on FB (a lot!) and I somehow managed to figure out how to pin that shit to Pinterest! Boom! xoxo

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  76. I follow you everywhere. Love the tank. And 29 minutes is an awesome time plus finishing 6th in your age group is great, especially because you are only 29 right? So you are at the top of your age group means you beat some younger things, Woohoo!

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  77. I love that you teamed up with RWL and created this! I'm entering the giveaway - I also liked your fb page (I didn't know you had this!) and pinned the photo! Btw - how did you get the pinterest icon to appear over the photo when you hover over it? That was so convenient!

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  78. I follow your blog on GFC AND BlogLovin!

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  79. Love this! I follow you on GFC and Bloglovin, and I pinned the image!

    Such a cute tank!

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  80. I love this!! I follow you through GFC and Bloglovin :)

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  81. I love this!! I follow you through GFC and Bloglovin :)

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  82. I follow you on GFC and Bloglovin, Love that tank!

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  83. I love all of the Ruffles with Love tanks, but this one is especially awesome. I would rock it with pride :)

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  84. Entered! I follow you on both of those sites.

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  85. Just followed you on Facebook and on Google. I was at Go Lucy Go too, hanging with Meredith when you showed up, so sorry I didn't introduce myself! Hope to meet you again soon, gotta support fellow bloggers!

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  86. I want/need this tank top ;) I follow your ass all ova da place!!! ...COME TO MAMA TANK TOP I NEED YOU!

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  87. So here is the thing I am following you everywhere AND I just pinned this shiz. #winning
    http://pinterest.com/pin/205265695488890821/

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  88. I follow you on both. I have been wanting some of those tanks for awhile now!

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  89. I follow you on GFC (ddpanda), BlogLovin (ddpanda@aol.com - Diana Devlin), Facebook (Diana Devlin) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/dianadevlin) and I pinned the giveaway - http://pinterest.com/pin/267682771574423525/

    Thanks so much for such a special giveaway!

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  90. follow on GFC, Bloglovin, and love it :) Entering
    cindygaarder@gmail.com

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