5.30.2012

The Morning Captain America and I Almost Went to Fisticuffs...and A Mikarose Giveaway!!

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Phil woke me up at 4am this morning.

Asking if I "heard the men's voices outside around 3 o'clock...and again just now??"  

I checked my sleep planner.  Nope.  I had been sleeping.  At 3 and 4am.  
Actually, I jumped out of bed.  In a little bit of a panic.  

Because evil men were outside our house.  
Planning something awful, for sure.

We crept around in the dark for 10 minutes.  From window to window.  I checked the house bottom to top, just to be sure no one was actually inside.  Phil was going to leave in less than an hour for work, so I told him I was gonna move the kids into the living room.  Camp out there till morning, because I can hear everything in the house from that room.

Phil decided to take a walk around the house outside, to double check for the men.zombies.monsters.  whatever was talking.planning.plotting outside our home.

I sat on the couch.  Waiting.  And then I heard them.  
Muffled.  
Assertive.
And definitely a man's voice that was not my husband's.

I did what any gentle-hearted, quiet, shy woman would.  I ran to the kitchen and opened the knife drawer.  Grabbed three of our biggest cutting utensils.  I figured the two in one hand thing would be extra scary. And headed outside.

Phil came around the house just fine.  I told him I heard them.
Just now.  
I think he asked me why I was holding two knives in one hand.  
Said that I really only needed one knife for the whole operation.
I would have better control that way.
"You can't be swinging around three knives."
Marines.

Anyways, we headed back in the house.  Niamhy was standing in the living room, wondering what we were doing outside in the dark holding knives.  I told her we needed to move into the living room, because dad might have heard someone outside.

She smiled.
That, Really? Really, guys? smile.

"That was Philly's Captain America under the pillows.  
He's been talking all night."

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Well.
Captain America was decommissioned from service this morning.
He will never talk again.  

Sorry big guy.  

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Now, about my dress:).

It is from Mikarose, an online shop filled with pretty and easy to wear women's clothing.  The cothing line is centered around modesty, a re-invented modesty that is:).  It isn't stuffy or ridiculously old-fashioned. All the pieces are pretty and tailored and stylish.  Who knew a girl could be modest and stylish:).  I'm wearing the Bailey in slate.  It was rainy today, and this dress went as well with my rain boots as a pretty pair of flats.  

It's perfect:).

Mikarose is giving offering one reader a $50 gift card to their online shop!  
(Open to US and Canada residents only.)

Here is what you can do to enter the giveaway!

*You must be a follower of Saturated Canary
*You must leave a comment with your favorite Mikarose piece.

Extra Entries--

*Pin your favorite item from their online shop.

**Leave separate comments for each, so you get more chances to win!**
Giveaway ends Sunday, June 3rd.

Good luck girls!  
xx

99 comments:

  1. This was the best post ever!i can just imagine you running outside with the knives.I thought I heard our back door open one night and I grabbed the nearest large object - our bedside lamp! No one there - and I felt crazy! But it was funny.

    I love the Mikarose Lace Top!

    xxoo

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  2. I love the Sophie in Stone! So adorable, and so me!

    http://hopefullittleone.blogspot.com/
    jstone_1990@yahoo.com

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  3. I liked Mikarose on FB! We are now BFFs!

    http://hopefullittleone.blogspot.com/
    jstone_1990@yahoo.com

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  4. Hi my favorite has to be the Eva dress! :)
    Thanks for a fun chance to win!
    Peggy

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  5. Awesome, thank you for the heads up about Mikarose. Really like their dresses and skirts, really love the Riley dress. Fabulous story and love your reaction because I would have done the same!

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  6. I liked Mikarose on FB and pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/64598575875542152/

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  7. http://pinterest.com/pin/73183562665186866/

    My pin on my Pinterest of my favorite EVA dress!

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  8. I also like Mikarose on FB too! :)
    Your story of last night is funny today, but I can almost hear your heartbeats from FEAR! I'd of had a heart attack! Glad all ended good!
    Peggy

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  9. Oh my goodness, that story is hilarious! I especially loved the part about the 3 knives :)

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  10. Haaaaaaaaaaaa!! Who hasn't been haunted by creepy talking toys! Too funny! That made my night. ;)

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  11. That is so funny and I loved reading every moment of it!

    I used to have this love hate relationship after I watched Chucky when I was 13 with friends, I loved to hate him, lol. It freaked me out (I watched it now and laugh). In fact in Summer I would rather sweat till my bed was like a pool then let ONE little toe out of the bed, lol!

    My sister was getting this doll for Christmas, wrapped and under the tree, it had it own walking thing, was rather big actually and was remote control, and it GIGGLED, just like he sort of did and when your home along and there is this giggle, you think your worst nightmare is about to be true, needless to say, I cried lol!

    xxx

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  12. oh my such a wonderful giveaway, i love all mikarose but i will have to say Sophie dress in stone , this is my favorite, such a cute dres and summer like...thnaks for the chance to win

    i also liked on fb

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  13. Also liked on fb,thanks again

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  14. I am a follower, of course! And that is SO hilarious! Oh my goodness, and I cant believe you grabbed THREE knives! haha

    Goodness, I cant stand when talking toys, talk at night.. so scary!

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  15. Pinned the two dresses I liked here: http://pinterest.com/mariagridley/fearless-fashion-inspiration/

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  16. Aww! I'm loving Michelle by Mikarose! Dresses like this are tough to come by but a must for working sassy mamas! I gots mah pins y'all, and of course did the right thing on FB!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/247135098272385142/

    I can definitely relate, that handsome Captain America tries to talk to us all night long, that boy needs some kind of sleeping pill!

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  17. my favorite is the 'butterfly necklace' - so cute! :)

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  18. I pinned the dress I like.
    http://pinterest.com/bluepoohbear75/fashion/

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  19. O.M.G. If I had read the title before I read the post, I would have been very scared for you and your family. As it was, I was laughing my hiney off at the knife-toting Krista, not to mention that it was Captain America talking to himself beneath the pillows! LOL! The same thing happened at my house when my son, who is now 40, was 8 or 9 years old and his C3PO started talking and walking around on top of his dresser int he middle of the night, waking me from a very sound sleep! Funny how electronic things can turn themselves on and off like that sometimes, isn't it? Hilarious story!!

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  20. You look so cute in that dress and boots. My favorite piece is the tunic. So cute! I liked Mikarose on FB too. :-)

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  21. romfl!! oh krista!! this post has just made me giggle so much!! I needed a 'going to work today'pick me up and this post was just perfect!!!
    gorgeous dress too hun,
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  22. omgosh, that story is adorable!!! I'm usually the one waking up my hubby asking those kinds of questions. haha Like I said before, you shop at the coolest places!!! I simply HAVE to have that daisy dress!!! Thanks for another sweet giveaway. :D

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  23. wow... poor captain America!!! I've been under that night stress too. Good thing there were nothing to be worry about!!

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  24. hi krista,
    this was a funny story to read but I understand why it would be scary at that time of night. I think I would take 3 knives too that at least one will hit the bad guy.

    guess you need to hide captain america when philly goes to sleep just in case he would find some new batteries and you have this all over again!!!

    greetings femke

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  25. oh that's too funny - reminds me of this story my mum told me about when I was a baby. They had one of those baby monitor thingies to listen to me when they put me upstairs in my cot. Well this one night they were in the living room watching tv when they heard a mans voice over the monitor, they shot off their seats and came running up the stairs, thinking a man had broken into the upstairs and was away to steal me.... but it turned out to be the monitor was on the same frequency as a radio station. My dad says he's never moved so fast in all his life lol
    Debz
    xx

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  26. That was sooo funny,luved the build up!!! Glad all is ok.

    My kids used to have a character from a film not sure if it was Antz/Bugs life,it was a blue ant & used to shout "Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!" and scare us all silly!!! ;o) x

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  27. scary story ... I was on the edge of my seat! and then on the floor rolling around with laughter :)

    Glad you guys are ok.

    xoxox Carly

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  28. Oh my Krista! Just as well you're married to a Marine who knows about knives.
    Seriously - you just take care.
    Paula (PEP)

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  29. Oh wow that is just so funny!! Love your story so much!!
    It reminds me of the Christmas Rosie crept downstairs early in the morning and set the house alarm off!
    She wanted the purple Quality Street from the big bowl on the lounge table... Rofl!! :0)

    My favourite dress of all is Paige .. I'm in awe of that little number!! Smiles!xx
    http://www.mikarose.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=90

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  30. Here's my pin too hun...
    http://pinterest.com/pin/70368812898023749/

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  31. I love the pink 1/2 sleeve flower top!!!!
    Don't know the story you tell about but it sure sounds scary!!!!!

    Irene

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  32. funny post.. it's must be fun with Pill..

    I pinned a top here:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/239464905157042523/,

    I love this top, Style # 3005 *CLEARANCE*
    and I following on FB.. :)
    and I'am follow you via bloglovin,of course.. :)

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  33. Such a great story. Gorgeous dress, you guys sure do have some lovely clothes stores over there! Take care Zo xx

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  34. my favorite is the Taylor dress!

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  35. Your posts never fail to lift me up, but this one is extra special. I certainly didn't see that ending coming. Thanks so much for the great laugh to start off my day. :-) Hugs!

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  36. My favorite item in the shop-the printed pencil skirt in the Grey Rose Print

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  37. I already like Mikarose on FB!

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  38. I pinned my favorite:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/8585055510072257/

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  39. Your story is hilarious! Thanks for sharing about Mikarose... LOVE their stuff! I think my favorite is the Emma dress. Thanks for offering a giveaway!

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  40. Pinned on pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/129267451774690721/

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  41. Can't decide between the Bailey dress in Navy or the Serena in Cinder! Ahhhh. So lovely, all of them! And so neat to see such modest clothing that is so cute and not quite so "stuffy". ;)

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  42. 'Like'd Mikarose on Facebook! :)

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  43. Pinned to Pinterest!(pinned both - couldn't decide! haha)
    http://pinterest.com/pin/274227064780802256/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/274227064780802253/

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  44. I LOVE the Tunic and the Daisy dress!

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  45. I LOVE the Tunic and the Daisy dress!

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  46. I love your stories Krista! Your blog is the first one I go to each morning :) Always makes me smile and reminds me that life should be fun and to embrace it.
    Mikarose has such gorgeous dresses! I think my favorite is the Ashley in Stone.
    Thanks! <3
    Emily

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  47. Pinned my favorites!
    http://pinterest.com/emilylauritzen/clothes/

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  48. oh this post brought back so many memories.... one day I'll tell you the story about how I went at it with Stretch Armstrong in the middle of Target and got T.K.O.'d. my jaw still is all off kilter, but it makes my family and dentist laugh, so I guess it was worth it in the end.... ;)
    love those wellies with your pretty dress!

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  49. Wow, I would have been petrified! Too funny!

    This dress looks great on you! Emma is my favorite!

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  50. Pinned here!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/75646468711547719/

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  51. Pinned my fave dress on Pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/99219998010914453/

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  52. Pinned my fave dress on Pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/99219998010914453/

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  53. Thanks for sharing this story! Too funny! Hope to win so I can pay it forward. :)

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  54. That is awesome. I'd probably do the same thing...with two knives in one hand! haha!

    My favorite is the Michelle dress in black. Classic!

    Thanks for offering a giveaway!

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  55. I pinned my favorite dress on Pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/222224562833440468/

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  56. I follow you on GFC - Gina M
    I would love to get the claire dress!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. *Like Mikarose on Facebook --- Crave to Save
    gina.m.maddox@gmail.com

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  58. Awesome story! Glad it turned out to be just a toy and not someone outside your house :) Too bad Captain America had to be silenced, but I'm sure its for the best! Also, Love the dress!

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  59. I'm following! I would love to stock up on pencil skirts and cap sleeve tees. Wardrobe staple! http://www.mikarose.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_34&products_id=55

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  60. omg!!! i was laughing so hard!! here i am thinking you guys had ghosts or something but no.. just a toy!! :-)

    i love the claire dress or the elsie dress!! absolutely stunning!!

    overthinkingmama @ gmail.com :-)

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  61. Oh Krista that made me smile!
    Reminds of the kitten slippers Jude used to have that made a little miaowing noise.......my Mum spent ages searching the garden for a little lost kitten!

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  62. what a funny story lol!
    Love the dress, it looks beautiful on you. I love the half sleeve flower top
    x

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  63. i follow you.
    and the The Alexandra dress is sooo cute!

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  64. Oh my your captain America story had me in hoots! this has happened in our house with Buzz lightyear he always talks at the wrong time! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  65. Hahahahaha love that story its a classic!!!! Good Old Captain America.......when my kids were growing up, especially the 18year old, we heard nothing but "Reach for the skies!" it was Buzz Lightyear....he was mad on Toy Story i think ive seen them all several times but the first one was on a daily basis for at least 2years!!!he had Buzz, Woody, and Mr Potato Head, lol xxx kids eh?

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  66. that's hilarious...

    follow your blog. I love the Tunic

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  67. tons of faves: http://pinterest.com/curious_kitty/mikarose/

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  68. Great post. I'm sitting here laughing out loud.

    I love the Michelle dress. Thanks for a chance to win and thank you so much for introducing me to this awesome store.

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  69. this is so funny, Krista, thanks for sharing!
    and I just love those kind of dresses, so easy to wear!
    hugs, Alina

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  70. Loved your story. Made me laugh. I can see myself doing the same thing. I even read your post to my daughter and she was giggling too. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Shannon

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  71. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! OH MAN! That was awesome! Of course, that's what any kind-hearted woman would do! Loved that story.

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  72. I pinned my favorite dress on Pinterest.

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  73. Ooh, love the Avery Dress. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. I LOVE the Daisy dress! So cute:)

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  75. At least your hubby heard something, mine would have slept through a zombie apocalypse! Lol, Your story was too funny,I remember Teddy Ruxpin singing in the middle of the night,creepy.
    Xxxxx

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  76. folow blog jelaws5
    aunteegem@yahoo.com
    like the paisley skirt
    thanks

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  77. like mikarose fb Julie A Scott Laws
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  78. Ha! We have a cow puzzle that moo's only at 3AM, just to keep us on our toes.

    I follow the blog and LOVE the dress you are wearing! That would be my favorite!

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  79. I liked Mikarose on FB! Rachel Nacianceno Henahan

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  80. I'm following your blog! My favorite piece is Kristy dress.

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  81. And yes, of course I pinned some of my favorite pieces up to Pinterest!
    https://pinterest.com/blessedtwinity/my-style/

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  82. I love the Anne Dress from Mikarose in Navy. Beautiful!

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  83. First off, that story is hilarious (in retrospect)! The holding two knives in one part, especially. I'm at work, trying not to burst out laughing. Betting it was pretty scary at the time though - I know I would be terrified if I thought someone was in my house!

    Heh, alright, I already follow your blog on bloglovin. I am having a hard time picking a favorite piece, but I'll go with the Eva dress... or maybe the Cascade skirt. =)

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  84. I pinned a Mikarose item!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/182184747396424035/

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