shine or set

a lifestyle blog

add a lil height

I can't get enough of the shoes on Nasty Gal. They have the best ones to add a little height. Being 5'3" I need a little height. Now I just have to practice walking without falling, tripping, and skinning my knees.

[images via Nasty Gal]

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Bowling leagues My gal pal and I joined a bowling league. We even got shirts. One night a week we get to have a little fun and get some strikes!
2. Dating my best friend Nothing is better than dating someone you can act silly with, tell anything to, and absolutely love being around.
3. Tye dye cup…

pretty bites

I absolutely adore Raspberri Cupcakes. She posts the most delicious recipes. Not only are the desserts  tasty, but they are so stinkin' adorable to look at. Here are a few of her mouthwatering creations...

[images via Raspberri Cupcakes]

memorial day snapshots

I spent yesterday at a BBQ with dear friends, boyfriend, and his family. I had such a good time. Here are some snapshots...

1. BP team mascot 2. I baked patriotic cupcakes 3. Smooches 4. Beer Pong 5. Nugget! 6. Boyfriend and best friend's laughing fit

sunday spark

"The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud." -Coco Chanel [click on image for source]

friday funnies

Oh man! I hope it's good.

save the drama

I have raved about Stephanie from Blissbombed (here and here) and I'm back to doing it again. This time she takes on the topic of: drama. You know, the stuff you dealt with in middle school and high school. The stuff that made you want to disappear, but the only disappearing act you could pull…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Oh, Lola! I have a slight obsession with Marc Jacobs perfume. I just added Oh, Lola! to my collection and I love it.
2. Gym I joined the gym again in order to have more cardio equipment and fun classes. I absolutely love it, especially because I have great gym partners.
3. The zoo Boyfriend and I …

summer dresses

Dresses are perfect for this Arizona heat. You can only wear shorts so often, and jeans are pretty much out of the question. Here are some minis I would like to hang in my closet.

Bonita Dress by Stone Cold Fox
Geo Print Dress by Ladakh
Aztec Sequin Dress by Nasty Gal
Pointed Cape Dress by Free People

broccoli chowder

I've loved broccoli soup since I was little. Whenever my family would go to Coco's, I would always order this favorite soup. I haven't had it in awhile, but I think I've got to try this recipe. It has bacon in it. Enough said. Oh, and cheddar baguettes. Yum.
Ingredients2 strips baco…

sunday spark

“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” -Stephanie Perkins
[click on image for source]

random act

I stumbled upon these rad paintings while visiting Honestly...WTF. I like the mixing of pop culture and flowers. I would love for some of these to hang on my walls. The mastermind behind them is Andrea LaHue, aka Random Act. Check her out here.

[photos via Honestly WTF]

friday funnies

Such a munchkin.


1. Charlie riding shotgun 2. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies 3. Sometimes you just need a treat 4. Boyfriend 5. Lukie Bear on the beach 5. Date night with Jamie at La Bocca