shine or set

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what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Berries
All my favorite, bite size fruits are in season and tasting sweeter than ever. I love blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries...you name it! I top my yogurt and cereal with them, or eat them out of my hand. Delish!
2. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition I've been tuning …

lucky paws

I absolutely love working at Free People. Yes, the clothes are amazing, and I love the girls I get to hang out with all day. But besides all of that, the company is unique. For example, we will be teaming with Lucky Paws Shelter to help some precious pups get adopted. The shelter is a no-kill, cage…

sunday spark

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” -Morrie Schwartz

magazine wall

While browsing Curbly for some DIY projects, I stumbled upon this amazing idea...walls made of magazines! The graphic design office of Oktavilla has 'em. That's in Sweden if you didn't know because I sure didn't. As if I didn't love magazines enough already, now this concept has…

color [block] me happy

I am loving the color block trend and am so happy it's still heating up for Summer. I can't decide which color combination I like more, the neutral and neon or bright on bright. What I like about various colors in one shoe is that you can match more outfits. It's kind of like you're…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Salty and Sweet  My mama served me a Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel candy (Phew, that was a mouthful) and I fell in love! It's the perfect combination of salt and sugar. It would be a bad idea to have a box in my fridge. It sure wouldn't last long.
2. Summertime It's o…

diy: painted votives

I love candles. The way they look, the way they smell, and the way their little flames make any room a bit more cozy. When I stumbled upon these pretty, pastel votives on Once Wed I had to have them, but was even more excited to find that I can make them. For the record, I am not planning a tri…

carefree comfort food

Sometimes, on a lazy Sunday like today, a gal just needs some finger-lickin' grub. I like to call it comfort food. The kind that makes your tummy smile. Most of the time, this comfort food comes with loads of calories that makes fitting into skinny jeans uncomfortable. Do I really have to say…

sunday spark

"Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad." -Proverb

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. FYE I'm a huge fan of movies, so it's a wonder why I've never really perused this store before. It has tons of movies for super cheap prices. I stocked up on tons of comedies. Time for popcorn and snuggles!
2. Dance I've missed attending my weekly dance classes. The last time I went…

pretty in pink

On occasion, I've mentioned my undying love for Molly Ringwald, which makes me a fan of the new collection at Free People. The collection is properly titled, Pretty in Pink. Not only am I a fan of this romantic classic, but now I'm a fan of these pretty pieces.


While bright colors are huge …

sunday spark

“It's important to give it all you have while you have the chance.”
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Shania Twain

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Summer get-togethers Lately the weather in the evenings has been absolutely amazing. When the temperature feels that good, there is no better way to spend your time than outdoors with friends. My favorite boys invited everyone over for a barbecue in their fun-filled backyard, complete with a skat…

sunday spark

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. -Tom Boddett

bronzed beauty

Looks like it's time for a tan, since Summer is upon us. However, with that Arizona heat beating down, the outdoors isn't the most appealing place I want to spend my time. This is where bronzer becomes my friend and a trip to Sephora comes into my schedule. There are tons to choose from! He…

taste life twice

Ever since I was young, I have received journals as gifts. My family and friends know me well enough to know that I will never tire of ripping through gift wrap to get to my new treasure. It's the place where I can write down all my thoughts, dreams, and secrets on its empty pages. Through the …

bbq burgers

Summer is officially here. Time for barbecues, laying by the pool, and sipping icy beverages. But how are we supposed to look good in our swimmies when we're scarfing down burgers fresh off the grill? Luckily, Women's Health has us covered with low-cal recipes. Introducing...Bikini Friendly…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Fresh starts
It's the first of the month, which makes me feel like taking a new approach on life. Sounds kooky, but once I see a new month beginning in my planner, I feel like it's a white blank page for me to fill up with what I want. It's time to focus. Focus on finding a career,…