A Great Many Happenings Lately

Hola friends! With all the little changes happening around here and the busyness of this season, I thought it would be a good idea do a bit of a round-up about what I’ve been up to lately, for my sake and yours! :)

New in the mail:
– My Black Friday/Cyber Monday purchases finally came!  I ordered these boots from Macy’s and this dress and a pair of loafers from Lulu’s.  Don’t worry, you’ll be seeing these things on the blog soon I hope :)  I also got a sweet little package from Laura containing a recipe, awesome Christmas mix CD (which takes me back, I love it!), and a bag of tasty tea!  Thanks again Laura :)

New on the blog:
– I made some small changes around the blog a while back but I never officially announced them!  As you can see, I switched to a three-column layout and in the right sidebar you’ll now find links to my lovely sponsors, Flowers From Fatima and BrideBlu Jewelry!  You should definitely check out these ladies’ shops because they sell beautiful merchandise :)  I also add a tab in the navigation bar and a mini visual in the right sidebar so you have easy access to my etsy shopYou have until December 16th to place an order for delivery by Christmas in the domestic U.S., so you better get to shopping! :)
– There have been a few new features on the blog: Around Nnenna’s Nest gives you a little peek into my home, On Nnenna’s Nails shows my weekly manicures, and Handmade Holidays is my series of gift guides for the holidays showcasing Etsy sellers only.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out this features yet, now’s the time!

New in the blogosphere:
In case you hadn’t heard, Google will be shutting down Google Friend Connect in the near feature and I just don’t want to lose you guys!  There are several ways to stay connected to my blog: you can follow me on Bloglovin’, subscribe to my RSS Feed, or follow me on Google+ where I share all of my favorite finds on the web.  There’s also Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!  I would so appreciate it if you could follow me on one of these other platforms! :)

Pin of the Week:

–  I found this cute DIY on Pinterest this week which I think will definitely come in handy as the gift wrapping begins!  To see more of my findings, check me out on Pinterest!

Tweet of the Week:

Emily and Mayra totally made my week with this tweet!  Thank you again Emily for the RT and Mayra for being my 5th sale on Etsy! :)

Current Discount:
– I’m sure you guys have heard about JewelMint, the awesome jewelry collection created by Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter?  Well the lovely people over at JewelMint have generously offered my readers a discount: Enter ny1002 at checkout for 50% off your first month of JewelMint, courtesy of the New York MBA Team!  More to come on that later! :D

On My Reading List:
A Feast of Crows
Laughing at Wall Street
The Marriage Plot
Skippy Dies

Tell me: What have you been up to lately?

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  1. Courtney wrote:

    You’ve been busy! I love all your shopping finds and I’ll admit to being super uneasy about the impending GFC shut down and losing all my followers (not to mention losing track of some of the blogs that I follow). Aside from that, things have been pretty quiet here – I’m applying for academic jobs (yikes) and getting ready to grade the final exam that my students write tomorrow.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    Posted 12.12.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Yes, I’m just so worried that one day all those people will disappear! It’s going to suck for a lot of people :/

      Anyways, best of luck with grading exams and your job applications!

      Posted 12.13.11 Reply
  2. barak wrote:

    thanks for mentioning again about – Google shutting down Google Friend Connect. first time hearing bout it.
    lets be in touch on twitter or google+

    Posted 12.12.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      No problem! Yes, definitely- my links are in the sidebar :)

      Posted 12.14.11 Reply
  3. laura wrote:

    Nnenna, I can’t believe this GFC business. i mean, I guess those blogs hosted by blogger won’t be affected, but still– that’s really ridiculous.

    You’ve been such a busy beeee! I need to do some blog fixings but I haven’t found the time to, lately.

    Posted 12.12.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      I know, it’s rather upsetting! We’ll see what happens! :/

      Yes, it’s hard for me too to find time to do all the things I want/need to do!

      Posted 12.14.11 Reply
  4. Carrie wrote:

    I adore those bows! Definitely going to try to craft a few. Already added you to my bloglovin feed – thanks for the GFC reminder. :)

    Posted 12.12.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Ooo, yes, give it a try and let me know if you post pics :) Thanks so much for the follow Carrie!

      Posted 12.14.11 Reply
  5. Janette the Jongleur wrote:

    WHHHHATTT? GFC is shutting down??? How will people get followed now? That stinks..But anyway! looks like you’ve been up to a bunch of sweet stuff! Nice purchases!

    Posted 12.12.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Yep, it is! I don’t know, things will be rather different I think- not sure which new reader will take over!

      Posted 12.14.11 Reply
  6. jamie wrote:

    hey sweetie!!! so happy to hear from you :) im totally following you on twitter :) i thought that GFC would be disabled for non-google accounts only? hmm, not sure. anyway, i hope that things are well babe! muah!

    love, jamie

    Posted 12.12.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Yay, thanks for the twitter follow! :) You are right about it only being removed for non-Blogger blogs, of which there are a good chunk of us I think!

      Posted 12.14.11 Reply
  7. thanks for mentioning them getting rid of google connect. was not aware of this. i like the made bows. too cute!


    Posted 12.12.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      No problem, happy to share the info! They are, aren’t they! :)

      Posted 12.14.11 Reply
  8. Larissa wrote:

    I love your new boots!!! Think I’m gonna buy myself a pair as well :)

    Posted 12.13.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thank you Larissa! :)

      Posted 12.14.11 Reply
  9. Bonnie wrote:

    Girl, you have been CRAZY BALLS busy. I’m impressed!

    I am so not happy about this GFC shutdown. Kind of worrying about it, if I am being honest …

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    Posted 12.13.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Haha, thanks! You are not the only one who is worried- we’ll have to wait and see how it turns out!

      Posted 12.14.11 Reply
  10. noelani wrote:

    Busy, busy girl. But so many positive things!! Can’t wait to see some of your new purchases up on the blog;)

    Posted 12.14.11 Reply