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4.14.2014

Monday, Monday, Monday

I don't have anything for you this Monday morning. I know, what's new? I promise I've got loads coming your way soon but this week I'm on blogging break. Are you guys tired of hearing that yet? I keep promising some awesomeness is coming....and then it doesn't. This time it's legit though! We've moved! I spent all last week/weekend packing and boxing up, relocating and now trying to make some sense of the chaos that is our new homestead. 


Moving is never fun; it's a hassle. I spend weeks exhausted and sore all over. BUT at the same time, isn't it just a little bit exciting?? I love having a blank slate to put our stamp on. I can't give you a sneek peak yet but how bout some of my inspiration? I've been stalking Pinterest like my life depends on it and I have, undoubtedly, found so many amazing ideas...



Kid's Room






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Living








Dining







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Can you tell I like open shelving?? ;) This is only the tip of the iceberg people, Pinterest never fails to deliver! If you'd like to check out the rest of my awesome finds (and there are a TON), you can swing by my Pinterest boards.

So, give me a week and I'll be back. I'm so excited to actually be in spring! I don't know about you guys but the weather here has been amazing! Until then, have a great week guys!


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4.10.2014

#UniVoxBox




The time has come for another voxbox! I say this every time but I absolutely love these boxes from Influenster! I love not knowing what you're going to get and being completely surprised when you open it up. I always get to try something I might not have otherwise purchased in the store and I've discovered quite a few great products this way.

This particular box is the UniVoxBox and it's products are geared to all us college goers....even if I am a 30 year old mom and wife. Hey, I'm like those ITT Tech commercials "If I can go back, so can you!"  I know, my life's impressive.


1. Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure
2. Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
3. Playtex Sport Fresh Balance
4. Red Rose Real Tea Premium Water Enhancer
5. NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Forever Fuschia
6. Pilot Acroball PureWhite


4.06.2014

Does Mother Nature Take Bribes?

Or maybe some encouragement? My way of thinking was maybe bright colors would inspire her to warm up. Or at least take her meds. This warming up for a day and freezing again is just cruel and unusual and frankly I'm just fed up. Can I get an amen? I know the rest of you are feeling me! This winter has been out for blood!


4.02.2014

No Poo Part 2

I'm a squirmy kind of gal; it's just who I am. There are some things in which I always adhere to the "don't fix what ain't broke" motto and other things I just can't sit still with. What if there's something even better out there? What if I'm missing it? Sometimes something can work great and I can be happy with it but I still want to venture into those potential "greener pastures"; No Poo was no exception.

The most common form of No Poo is the baking soda/apple cider vinegar method. I have used this method for almost a year and I have been satisfied with the results (if you're new here, I recommend checking out my original No Poo post first!) BUT there are other forms of No Poo out there and they were just begging me to give them a try. So what am I using now and how is it working out?



I've recently switched to the honey wash; this is exactly what the name implies: honey. Honey originally turned me off in the beginning because using a sticky, sweet goop in my hair just seemed like a terrible idea. It seemed as though this would just create a mess and be impossible to rinse out. More importantly, how was this runny slop going to clean my hair? The odds did not sound good and I wasn't eager to find out otherwise.

In the end, my curiosity got the best of me and I have used the honey wash 4 times now. So far, I am very impressed! Now 4 washes may not sound like a lot but you gotta think, I'm only washing my hair once a week so that's a month I've been using it. I'm sure I will still need time to decide if this is the best option for me in the long run but right now I am loving it!

3.30.2014

Pinning for the Win

It's another outfit post! I really have to give myself a pat on the back for my consistency; something I've been lacking here lately. Granted it's only been 2 weeks but it's still more than there has been around this ghost town. I'm hoping the change in the seasons will re-inspire my will to put together outfits and motivation to photograph them. I hate cold weather anyway and this winter has been particularly Brutal. With a capital B!

Speeeaaaking of photographing them, my husband had a long day on the softball field and immediately came home for a nap. I couldn't let my well-thought-out outfit go to waste so I enlisted the help of my 5 year old. So while you're perusing through and maybe thinking these look a little less than perfect, remember a very small child took them...I have to applaud her effort and stand by her for helping me out in a bind ;)



3.27.2014

Today's the day! My baby's 6!

How did this happen??!


My littlest baby is now 6 *sniff sniff* and I'm feeling all those sentimental mom feels; Where did the time go? How did they get so big? My baby is growing up too fast! Blah, blah,blah. So every year, in a pathetic attempt to hold onto who she is "right now", I ask her a series of questions and document her answers. They never cease to entertain. Never.


3.23.2014

The Giver That Keeps on Giving...Until She Doesn't

Odd title for a post. You're wondering what it means. Well, let me regale you with the tragic tale...don't worry, it has a happy ending!


3.21.2014

Playlist of the Week: Go do Some Dishes (ya, old granny you!)

This is a fashion/beauty blog but it's also MY blog. And I've let it become boring. The horror!! So in lieu of the deafening silence that's been plaguing these parts from lack of style inspiration, I'm branching out and giving you my playlist for the week because it's put a little pep in my step. This is also my soundtrack for cleaning; makes doing the dishes a little less brutal. My kids are cringing at my "old" music. I thought being "old" and "lame" would feel different but I'm just relishing in their annoyance. Mom of the year right here!! Tell me you can't turn up "Nothing Compares" at top volume, belting in your best Sinéad, and not feel amaze? So if you're as "old" as I am, this one's for you!


3.20.2014

No Spend Spring: No Money, No Problem

Today is the first day of spring! That puts me in a "Hells yeah!" kinda mood! Except....slow your roll partner....it's only 40°! However, I know (or am hoping rather) some spring weather is around the corner and I'm ready to hurl myself into spring fashion.

But wait! I have to pump the breaks again, I have NO money to spend on a new season of clothes! I've got a certain little girl's birthday party to fund AND we're in the middle of a move. I repeat: I have NO money to spend on clothes! However, I've decided that rather than letting that bring me down, I'm going to make what I already have work into spring 2014.


I've always had the mindset that I need to restock my closet with every new season and when I can't, that bums me out. Especially when all of the stores are proudly displaying all these beautiful new pieces and fellow bloggers are rocking their new purchases. It's so hard not to want a piece of that! So this season is all about retraining my brain; looking at what I've already got in a whole new way. I've been on a serious hunt for inspiration on new ways to rock what I've already got in my closet. After going through all of my long-forgotten pins, I've found tons of great inspiration and outfits made entirely out of pieces I already own. So now, rather than to be bummed about my lack of funds, I'm excited to try things in new ways. Maybe I can be that 1 blogger out of a million who can inspire you NOT to go shopping this season! :)

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3.16.2014

Yo, It's About That Time...

...to bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme. Nah, I'm kidding. This isn't an ode to Marky Mark. Although, those abs do deserve a moment of silence..............ok, silence over. Actual topic today is about being time for a hair cut. After 3 years, I'm ready to chop this beast off!


It's been a good 3 years... but it's ooooover noooow (tune: It Must Have Been Love, if you couldn't guess) 


Like all of my haircuts to date, I have no idea what I want. That's where you lovely readers come in; to help this handicapped, indecisive, hot mess that is me.  I have plenty of options to choose from, but that's the problem. Having options is generally a good thing until you become overwhelmed with the sheer number of them. So I'm just going to lay all these out and you're going to tell me which direction you think I should swing. Capisce? Capisce.

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