Happy 1 Year Blogiversary to Harleys & Heels! And a GIVEAWAY!

Happy Blogiversary


As I sit here tonight, looking back at the last year, I can’t help but feel grateful.

Grateful for the life I live, the people in it, the support system surrounding me and the experiences I’ve lived in the last 365 days.

I had no idea the direction of Harleys & Heels when I started it one year ago to the day.   I had been mulling around the idea for well over a month, and like most decisions I make in my life, I sit and think for a long time before acting.   If I don’t have a clear picture of something, I most often don’t follow through.

This time was different.

I took a leap of faith and went with it.  I had no idea my direction, what I was going to write about, who I was going to tell.  I just started it and let it grow with me.

And quite honestly, I am loving the direction it has taken.  I have “met” some pretty amazing people in this blogging world.   There are some great blogs out there and the community within is pretty outstanding.   I intend to eventually meet some of these lovely ladies someday as well.   🙂

Omaha Bloggers Network – my connection with you has been great.   I look forward to being a part of this growing community and thank you for recognizing me as a Blogger.

To my loyal followers – Thank You!   The fact that you follow along to my ramblings is pretty awesome.

To my family – thanks for the loving support. ❤

To my husband – thanks for letting me sit every night and write.  Thanks for allowing me to be involved in countless activities and still remain supportive.  And, of course, thanks for your humor in all of this.  I can always count on you to make fun of me for all of the above.


Harleys & Heels is one of my outlets.

Harleys & Heels is a fun place for me to share my life, my thoughts, my goals and my dreams.

I am forever humbled that you all continue to follow along.


And now for the fun part!

As a token of my appreciation, I have a GIVEAWAY!




$25 Visa Giftcard is up for grabs!   And there are several ways for you to enter.   Giveaway ends on Friday, October 17th at 5pm, so that means you have until 4:59pm on Friday to enter!  Be sure to complete all components – some entries are a two-parter.

How To Enter:

1. Comment below what fun thing you’d do with your $25 Gift Card!

2. Like Harleys & Heels on Facebook and then leave a comment below telling me you did!

3. Share the Harleys & Heels Facebook page giveaway!

4. Subscribe to Harleys & Heels.  Right hand side of screen – Never Miss A Post – Enter Email.  Comment below that you did!

5. Comment below with your favorite Harleys & Heels post so far.

6. Comment Once Each Day for extra entries!  I am keeping tally!  What to comment?  Whatever you so choose.   😉


Good Luck and THANK YOU!


#TeamScooters Contest & Giveaway



Did you know that in 1998 the very FIRST Scooter’s drive-thru coffee house opened in Bellevue, NE?    Did you also know that in just 16 very short years Scooter’s has expanded into 7 different states and over 100 stores?  Pretty impressive, don’t ya think?

My favorite treat is hands-down the Blended Caramelicious.  Um… they use Ice Cream in those babies.   Yes, please!  Scooter’s is an occasional treat for me.  I have a feeling I’d visit more if I knew WHAT or HOW to order.

So, I figure YOU, my lovely readers, can help me with that.

I’ve got a two-part contest coming at you below.  Each part leads to different prizes, so follow along my friends.

And please do as your teachers always told you

Read the Instructions



Part One

Scooter’s Coffee is doing a really exciting Instagram Contest for the College World Series.

The Grand Prize? 

Championship Tickets to the CWS OR a free year of Scooter’s Coffee




  1. Follow @scooterscoffee on Instagram
  2. Go to Scooter’s and buy a cup o’ joe.  Take a pic with your Scooter’s cup that evokes any sort of baseball feeling.  Need ideas?   Draw a baseball on your cup.  Take a pic of your cup at a baseball stadium.   Balance your cup on a baseball.  Be creative.  The possibilities are endless
  3. Tag the photo with #TeamScooters
  4. Make sure your Instagram account is public and not private.  We can’t see your contest pictures otherwise.  Sad face.


Part Two

Scooter’s gave me a few sweet prizes to give away to not one – but TWO of my readers.

Prize Pack 1:  $15 Scooter’s Gift Card and a box of Scooter’s K-Cups (NEW coming Monday. You’ll be one of the first to taste-test)

Prize Pack 2: $15 Scooter’s Gift Card and Scooter’s Koozie and mug





  1. Comment on this blog post below with your favorite Scooter’s summer drink
  2. Tag me in your Instagram contest photo OR leave me the link in the comment field below so that I can track it down.


Deadlines and winner details?

The two prize pack giveaway from Harleys & Heels will close Tuesday, June 17th at 11:59pm.  Winner chosen at random and announced Wednesday morning!
The Instagram Contest hosted by the CWS and Scooter’s for CWS Championship Tickets closes 6/16.  Winner will be announced middle of next week.


Cheers and Good Luck!



Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Scooter’s.  Opinions are all my own.

We Have a WINNER to Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, and Little River Band!

Congratulations goes out to Liz M********!

You and one other person are going to RICK SPRINGFIELD, Eddie Money and Little River Band on June 6th!

You have been sent an email from Harleys & Heels.  Please check your email ASAP and get back to me for further details!


concert ticket winner


For those who still want to go but didn’t win the tickets?

Have no fear!

$10 off code:  Harleyj





Congrats again to Liz!  have so much fun and take tons of pics to share with us. 🙂





Two Tickets to Paradise- Giveaway

Just admit it.  

The title alone had you singing.

I’ve Got… Two Tickets to Paradise.  

Got a surprise waiting for you.


On June 6th, 2014 Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, and Little River Band will share one stage at the Mid-America Center.






Sounds like a pretty fun night out, if you ask me!   And what could make it even better?

Getting those tickets for FREE!



Who doesn’t know Rick Springfield’s:




Or Eddie Money’s:




And what about Little River Band’s:


Are you ready for this?

I have an offer code AND giveaway, so keep on reading!

Tickets and information can be found through the Mid America Center by clicking here.

  • You can purchase tickets via Ticketmaster.com.  Prices range from $40.00 – $60.00
  • OFFER CODE: How about $10 OFF your ticket price?  Simply type in HarleyJ where it says Offer Code.



HUGE thanks to the marketing folks for this special offer code.

Please be sure to use it when purchasing your tickets so we can have more like it down the road!

  • Friday, June 6th ~ Doors open at 7PM  ~ Show starts at 8PM
  • Parking is FREE –  (Eat your heart out $8 Century Link parking)


Now ~ Are you ready to try your chance at winning?


 One lucky Harleys and Heels reader is going to WIN TWO Tickets to Rick Springfield, Eddie Money and  Little River Band!


 That’s right.   Click on that little red button.  You’ve got it!


Cheers and Good Luck!


*I received tickets to the concert for me and two tickets to giveaway on behalf of Harrah’s Council Bluffs and the Mid-America Center.  Thanks to Katie from Yellow Mango Life for the offer origination.  All opinions are 100% my own.