shine or set

a lifestyle blog

brownie cookies

Brownies, cookies, salted caramel? My mouth is watering. Baker's Royale threw it all together to make this decadent dessert. I feel a cheat day coming up...

Brownie Cookie Ingredients: 12 oz. chocolate, chopped3 tablespoons butter2 eggs⅔ cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract¼ cup all-purpose flour,…


I was so happy to spend the day with Boyfriend yesterday at Warped Tour. It went by way too quickly, but it was a fun, hot, loud, sweaty day. I can't wait to see him again.

1. Love that squinty face 2. Setting up 3. Buds 4. Boyfriend 5. Crazy Beau 6. Crowd 7. They put on a good show 8. Bangin&…

friday funnies

There is a reason I don't like cats. They're creepy little creatures.


I read this the other day and it hit home for me. In a good way.

Sometimes we get settled into a lifestyle and we get comfortable with the people surrounding us. It's what we're used to. Consistency brings ease. Change brings discomfort. It's normal.

Yet, there are those times we want …

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. As You Wish I haven't painted pottery at this place in years upon years. It was fun going with my gal pal and being a kid again. Now we have some nice coffee mugs.
2. Oatmeal This bowl of breakfast has quickly become a favorite, especially with fresh fruit and a little brown sugar. Yum.
3. War…

diy: stars & stripes shorts

Fourth of July is just around the corner so slap on something patriotic and celebrate. Here is a fun DIY from BLDG 25 for some red, white, and blue shorts.

What you need: painters tape, fabric stencil spray paint, some foam brushes, star stencil and a piece of scrap cardboard. You can get all of th…

mexican corn salad

I'm a sucker for Mexican food, so finding healthy recipes that have a little Me-hee-co flair is always a treat. This sweet corn is covered in a lime mayo, chili powder, and cojita cheese. YUM! Thank you, Skinny Taste for getting my taste buds buzzing.
Ingredients:  4 large fresh cobs of corn2 tb…

sunday spark

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, …

nail it

Pinterest is full of nail art. It makes me want to pour out all of my polish and start creating little masterpieces on my fingertips. 

friday funnies

I am so ready for this to come out.

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Detox I've cut out alcohol and junk food from my life, and I feel better than ever. It's a good thing to give yourself a break and just be healthy.
2. Game of Thrones I'm now hooked on this show. I'm zooming through the first season.
3. Skype and FaceTime With boyfriend gone these …

skirt around it

I've been wearing so many skirts lately. It's so hot out and they are a nice alternative to shorts, even though I do like me a nice pair of high-waisted denim. I have a good collection, but it's always fun to look around a bit.

Crochet Sweater Skirt by Free People Double LayerChiffon High…

stray pup

I found a little pup running in the street by my apartment yesterday so naturally, being the crazy lady I am, I flew out of my car to grab him. After some coaxing he finally came home with me. After a bath, he quickly made himself at home and became friends with my Charlie girl. I'm definitely…

sunday spark

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”-George Herbert
Happy Father's Day to my pops!