shine or set

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what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Cursive I finally saw them play! Crescent Ballroom was the place to see them. It was intimate, sweaty, and full of musical-lovers. This shirt was a must.
2. Asparagus With this health kick I'm attempting to be on (farewell Filiberto's and pizza), I've been getting hooked on veggies. A…

don't sweat it

When I was younger my parents bought me a book that had a great impact on my life. This reminds me that I should probably take it off the shelf and reread it. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all small stuff by Richard Carlson.

Life can take it's toll on us sometimes, but there are…

gruyère grilled cheese

If there are two things I love on my taste buds, it's garlic-y goodness and melted cheese. While browsing one of my favorite foodie blogs (previously mentioned here), I found the perfect recipe to satisfy my taste buds. How good does gruyère and roasted garlic sound? Even better, when it's…

sunday spark

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall toget…

hello, spring

I can not get enough of this weather. It's finally springtime, and despite the allergies that come with it, it's one of my favorite seasons. There is a breeze. There are flowers blooming. The skies are clear. It's the perfect time to break out the shorts and floral tops, which is exact…


Arizona has had some amazing weather lately. It's too good to pass up and stay inside. I've been taking advantage of those sun rays and laying by the pool. I'm finally getting my tan back, but I would like a new swimsuit to go with it. There are oodles of cute ones that have caught my e…

love twenty

I like a little bit of everything, so when I stumbled on Love Twenty I was one happy gal. It's a website dedicated to twenty-somethings and offering good reads on everything from fashion, to love, to careers. I suggest you check it out!
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friday funnies

This kid kills a good way.

diy: dog print

It's not a shocker that I love pups. So when I saw this DIY on the Glitter Guide, I knew I had to try it. How fantastic is the gold silhouette on that apricot paper? Seriously, be on my wall.
Click here for the greyhound stencil. I've found a few great Jack Russell prints. It's easy to f…

what is moving on?

I've had a lot of lovely ladies asking for advice on what to do in a...
Break up, n. Theendingofapersonal,especiallyaromantic, relationship. 

Simple to define, but not so simple to understand. Not so easy to go through. Sometimes it knocks the wind out of you. It's completely unexpected. It c…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. The Vow I am one sappy gal. I tear up over anything that has to do with love. Books, movies, random couples on the sidewalk. So with that, I had to see The Vow. I laughed, cried, and ended up thinking a whole bunch about "great" love.
2. Cornish Pasty The ladies and gents who work here …

avocado chop chop salad

I found this recipe for a crisp, fresh salad with tons of yummy ingredients on Pati's Mexican Table. The main ingredient being my favorite: avocado. This would be the perfect thing to munch on, on a warm day.

Serves 4-6

3ripe Hass avocados, abo…

sunday spark

"Letting go doesn't mean giving up... it means moving on." -Unknown [click on image for source]

friday funnies

I don't know how I have never seen this before..

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Guitar I'm so happy to have my baby back. It's been fun putting together songs and attempting singing. I just need to get my callouses back because my fingertips are sore!
2. Warm weather It's been such a great temperature outside lately. I've tried to spend as much time as I can …

sweet treats

There are so many adorable and edible treats that are meant to be eaten today. Chocolates, cakes, candies, cookies, and cupcakes. The five "c's." Pink and red frosting. Tiny sprinkles. Hearts. If only there was a way to eat it all up without getting a tummy ache. Here are some pretty…