Giveaway -Happy Birthday Perry’s Ice Cream

all photos by Sandra Arianna Photography


I have been working with/sampling/indulging in Perry’s Ice Cream for the past few months. It’s like a dream! Who wouldn’t want to be consulted for their opinion when flavors are featured or released? As a lifestyle blogger I write about a little bit of everything.. but this has to be one of the most fun and delicious collaborations I have had the opportunity to be a part of.

Perry’s Ice Cream is celebrating their 100th birthday and brought back limited edition retro flavors Parkerhouse, Heavenly Hash, Butterscotch Sundae and Malt Shoppe on March 21st, which can now be purchased at local grocers in WNY (Wegmans, Tops, Dash’s) and on their site. I’m most excited about Parkerhouse because this circa 1950s treat, amaretto and cherry ice cream, just speaks to my old lady taste and style. It also reminds me of Christmas cookies with that almond/amaretto extract flavor which I love!

When Perry’s reached out to see if I wanted to try some of these nostalgia inducing flavors, I couldn’t say no, but I also felt it would be greedy to keep all of this amazing ice cream to myself. Do you want some?

Enter the below giveaway before March 27th and 2 lucky winners will get 2 free 1.5 quart containers of “the good stuff”. Try out the new flavors to celebrate Perry’s centennial release or go with some of your favorites!! I 100% recommend Lemon Chillo and Let’s Dough Buffalo

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Momma’s birthday and a brand new Kate

Good evening fashionistas,

Blaring the music after watching the bitter debate between the two VP candidates tonight.. eh.

I’m way too republican to be in a room of democrats.

Thanks friends.. anyways:

Last we discussed I was going home for the weekend, filling you in briefly on life between classes. This past weekend I bought a new addition to my ever growing wardrobe.

Of course it was kate.

And I adore her. She is red plaid and absolutely perfect for fall. I was creeping on other bloggers though, seeing what handbags they were rocking this season and noticed the ever classic Chanel flap bag is back.

Not that it was ever gone.

And I wondered.. if I paid the cost of most college student’s cars for a handbag, would I use it forever?

And I know the answer is no.

So how do you explain it? I mean I have told myself since day 1 that I would buy Christian Loubitons with my first real professional pay check, but will I really?!

I don’t think I could fork over the money for the blessed Chanel. Or  can’t comprehend doing it yet.

At nearly 200, Kate Spade was a steal. And I still feel very impulsive about it.

Not regretful in the least though.

I wish I had a polaroid camera and had the motivation to take my pictures of the outfits I have each morning. The last two days have been effortless yet lovely. I purchased a faux cashmere sweater from Ann Taylor this past weekend, in a deep gray. Paired with deep denim skinnies, a black cardi and gray mary jane heels: mmm I took on the campus.

It looked great with the new Kate naturally.

Today was no different. Kate accented the look phenominally. I wore a cream oversized sweater from H&M, black leggings.. but really they were way thicker and better quality than leggings I ever owned before, and deep brown riding boots. My pearl earrings and brown plaid headband completed the look.

In case you’re concerned because of my neutral color pallet, I have to explain why.

My darling mother came to the campus when she dropped me off this past weekend and attacked my wardrobe. The doors couldn’t close before she came because I had so much.. and now you can hear a pin drop </3

Thankfully I utilize the space in my drawers very well for sweaters and jeans. So it’s not like I don’t have clothes.

I just hate not having color. Spring and summer are truly my months because pink in many shades is just sooooo in!

My mom stole all of my pink.

It’s a good thing it’s her birthday today, or I might have thrown a bigger hissy fit about her taking my prized possessions. I sent her flowers. Thats how much I love that darling woman. Easily my best friend.

Oh and I have a new kate to distract me. No wonder I can’t focus.


18 should come with a warning label

Why am I awake right now?

It’s 3 am. The world is fast asleep and my mind wont shut off.

I’d like to think this is the part of me that turned 18 last night, way too mature for sleep.. but of course its a friday night/saturday morning and I have little homework that needs to be accomplished.

Or little homework I have the motivation for accomplishing.

My birthday was wonderful.  Everything I could have hoped for. Cupcakes and glitter filled cards. Pink envelopes and pink laptop/keyboard covers.

My friends and I had a movie marathon. I wore a lace top and purple shorts.

I was happy.

I bought 2 lottery tickets and broke even, winning $2 back. 

I will go to the mall tomorrow, to return a few items. Which will undoubtedly result in buying a few as well.

I am happy.

I am awake.

Yet it’s 3 am.

Being 18 should come with a warning label, life doesn’t make any more sense than it did when you were 17.

Just go with it.