Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Extending the giveaway!

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend!! I sure did. Lots of fun in the SUN!

due to internet/computer issues and talk about some people not being able to comment.. I am extending the giveaway until MIDNIGHT tonight!!! The winner will be announced tomorrow morning!!

Have a great Monday Tuesday Smile

Monday, May 23, 2011

Stella & Dot giveaway!

As I announced on Friday, I have joined the Stella & Dot team as an independent stylist so what better way to launch my new business than to share my love for this jewelry and give one of YOU something from the line!

The winner will get to choose one of the following pieces:


Bardot Hoop Earrings (can choose silver or gold)


Wanderlust Fringe Hoop Earrings


Deco Drop Earrings


Charlize Teardrop Earrings


Wishing Nugget Bracelet


Nugget Wrap Bracelet in silver or gold

To enter to win you must be a follower and leave a comment telling me you are, and let me know which item you would choose if you won!

For extra entries:

  • Tweet about the giveaway (@TheRoadtoBliss) – leave a comment telling me!
  • “Like” my Stella & Dot by Jenny Lake facebook fan page which is over on the right hand side underneath my followers – leave a comment telling me!
  • Blog about the giveaway and please leave a comment telling me!

The winner will be announced next Monday!

Meanwhile, feel free to drool browse around my page www.stelladot.com/jennylake and look at all the gorgeous items!

I’ll leave you with a note from the creators:

“We are a company inspired by and created for strong women. Named after our beloved grandmothers, Stella & Dot honors that generation of women who crossed oceans, rolled up their sleeves, won the vote, raised kids, went off to work, and did it all with style and grace. Today, this is how they’d do it.”

Love it! Have a great afternoon!

Friday, May 20, 2011

A new venture!

Hi friends!! Big thanks to Miss Shastaaaa for featuring me on her pay it forward post! What a great idea that was to share blogs with her readers!! If you are reading this and you haven’t stalked read her blog you betta check it out she is one super fabulous chick! If you came over from hers THANK YOU so much for coming by, I’m new at this whole blogging thing but I hope you’ll stay a while and check out my little ‘ole blog :)

Now I started this blog and gave it the name “The Road to bliss” because I wanted to chronicle this time in my life when I am developing new passions, experiencing new beginnings and endings in my life and journal my process through it all, or my road to bliss, if you will :)

Last year I attended my first “jewelry party” showcasing Stella and Dot. I absolutely fell in love with the jewelry. Some pieces were dainty and classic




some were those jaw dropping, statement pieces,




FYI- THIS necklace is 20% off right now!!

some were casual, some were dressy, some were both!


All in all I left with a love for this new line of affordable, classic, fun jewelry. Over time I have collected some of the pieces from the Stella & Dot line and time after time, women were always complimenting me so much and asking where they could get the jewelry, therefore I am super excited to share that I have decided to join the Stella & Dot team as an independent stylist!! I think it is going to be such a great new adventure and I am excited to share as I learn and experience running my own business!


Feel free to visit my personal page to browse around at all the gorgeous items! www.stelladot.com/jennylake

or email me for more information! jennylake89@yahoo.com

Check back Monday for my first and really exciting giveaway!! Have a great weekend!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

The old school flip flop

I am without a doubt a high heel looovvaaa but during the summer down here in Texas sometimes it is so f-ing HOT and HUMID being really comfortable trumps my 6 inch heels. Which brings me to the good ‘ole flip flop. OH, Where have you gone my friend? I have seen you try to be transformed into this:




and I just can’t do it. I’m sorry, but I just can’t. I mean, the CROC bandwagon, sucked me in before I even realized what I was doing but seriously…


I am never jumping on the gladiator sandal bandwagon.

which brings me to my other dilemma. In search of my long lost friend – the normal flip flop, all I seemed to find were these



Every cute flip flop I have seen lately has some kind of contraption, back, side strap. I want to slide my foot in, and go. Is that too much to ask??

Without further adieu I bring you the normal, cute flip flop. (yes, they do still exist!)


Tory Burch rubber flip flop – $45

loving the stripes! cute and casual – perfect for the beach!


 Roxy - $29.00


Target – $12.99

Love the beaded look!


Eddie Bauer beaded flip flop – $69



Coldwater Creek – $14.99


Target – $29.99


Francescas – $22.00



way too much for what I’d spend on flip flops but I love the braided look of these!

Kate Spade – $160

I did find a cheaper version:


Talbots – $59.00


Roxy – $32.00


Francesca’s – $18.00


Aldo – $45.00

So what do you think? Which ones are your favorite?

Are you like me and love an old school flip flop or do you like the changes?

A good case of the Mondays and summer nails

Hi loves! Hope everyone is having a great Monday!!

I woke up with a bad case of the Mondays… I was really dreading getting up and doing anything. at. all. but then I heard something that quickly turned my attitude around:

“Monday sets the tone for your entire week. You get to decide how you want your week to be”

How great is that!!?? and what a great outlook that turned my bad case of the Mondays into a positive day! So whether you goofed on a new diet this past weekend, or didn’t stick to your workout plan last week, today begins a brand NEW week and you have the power to stick to your guns this week and make it a good one!! I now dub “I have a case of the Mondays” to a positive saying!


I am linking up with Lindsay in New Hampshire for a fun post about go-to summer nail polish!

If you have been reading you know that I ALWAYS have my nails done, and if I don’t it’s most likely been a helluva week so you probably shouldn’t come anywhere near me… anyway.. lately I have been keeping my nails in french manicure because it is easy and matches everything! But now that it officially feels like summer and my skin tone is resembling summer, I decided to branch out a bit and am now sporting…


Essie Ballet slippers on my fingers

*I know some of you probably are laughing at me because pale pink is “branching out” for me, but like I said, I like my nails to match my outfits because I am f-ing crazy it just makes sense, ok? AND it makes you look very tan! :)

and OPI on Collins Ave. on my toes


I’m in LOVE with this color!! who knows.. I just might get a lil’ crazy and put it on my fingernails!

What colors are you sporting this summer?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The fight against Alzheimer’s

Hi friends!

Next month I am so excited to be playing in the 6th Annual Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game benefiting Alzheimer’s research, awareness, prevention and treatments!


Thankfully, no one that I have been very close with has battled with this disease but I have known friends whose grandparents have been affected with this disease and currently 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's. If you are interested in donating to this great cause and supporting me in tackling for Alzheimer's you can donate to my personal page:  http://bvb.kintera.org/houston/jlake

so far we have raised over $50,000!!!!!

Also, if you are in Houston and want to attend the game is on June 11th at St. John’s- you can purchase tickets to the game – only $20.00 through the link above and there is a great after party at Blanco’s catered by the one and only


*The 2nd oldest restaurant in Houston*

The first practice was yesterday and there are some GREAT players not only is the game going to be so much fun – it is going to be a really good workout as well!! Houstonians- you definitely don’t want to miss it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Weekend Recap, birthday pics and random exciting thoughts!

AKA long random post with lots of pics! bare with me…

I had such a great weekend I think I was still recuperating yesterday! Thursday as you know, was Cinco de Mayo so naturally my friends I spent the night eating Mexican food and drinking ritas!!



Saturday I laid out in the sun – one of my favorite things to do! Then went to Painting with a Twist for the first time! If you have never been, you should definitely go sometime – you paint while enjoying food, wine & music. There is an instructor to help and guide you along… it was SO much more fun and enjoyable than I thought it would be. It is a great concept and a new and fun idea for any date, birthday or girls night out! My picture actually turned out so great that I gave it to my mom as one of her mother’s day gifts. she loved it!!



my painting!


the whole group

While I am sharing pictures I thought I’d share a few from my bestie and I’s birthday week – yes WE have a birthday week (our birthdays are 2 days apart so we celebrate both all week long!



The birthday girls!



Lychee Martini – YUM!


trying the lychee


Love this girl!! She is like another sister to me and we have so, so much fun together so there is nothing better than sharing my birthday with my best friend!!

In other random thoughts- I was watching E News last night and they featured Calypso for Target that I talked about HERE

Nina Garcia had her picks for the brand and chose not only the dress I featured but the shoes AND the tote as well! Pretty cool!

Another pretty cool thing that I stumbled upon was Shelli’s blog her home is AMAZING, I feel like it is exactly my style and she captured my heart when I noticed what a budget savvy woman she is! I have always believed not only great style but a great home can always be achieved on a budget and Shelli proves that so well!!

So you can imagine my excitement when I was looking drooling over her home tour and noticed this



it just so happens that the Urn lamps in her bedroom….


I own almost the exact same ones!

I have really developed a love and passion for decorating and home d├ęcor so it was really exciting when I discovered that I picked out something that someone whose decorating skills I admire so much, did as well! Makes me feel like maybe I do have a good eye for decor… :)

Any exciting things happen to you this week!?