shine or set

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what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Tarte I've been using this eyebrow product by Tarte and I love it!
2. Nephew time My little nephews are in town and I'm so excited to spend time with them.

3. Inspirational Quotes
Love these quote cards that I got from Target!

not sorry

As someone who is alwaaaaays apologizing, this really struck something. Stop saying sorry for what isn't your fault or for things that are irrelevant.

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foodie fridays

There is something about potato salad that just screams summer to me. Maybe it's the BBQ's or the savory taste of something cool, but I love this dish when the temps outside are up.

Food Network has this delicious recipe for a Zesty Potato Salad that sounds out of this world. Nope, not hea…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Dave and Busters Love being kids and playing games! 2. Hempz This lotion smells so deliciously delicious and makes my skin so soft. 3. Art of Merlot The girls and I took a painting class where we could drink wine. Nothin' better.


Today is the release of Juice, a book of recipes and tips for living well created by the founders of
Pressed Juicery. I had the opportunity to preview the book and flip through its beautiful pages. It's honestly beautifully done and contains helpful information on juicing and a healthy lifestyl…

going for it

 If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.
This has really resonated with me as of late. I have never been one to settle for something that doesn't make me truly happy. As fortunate I am to have a career, I know that this career is not what my heart truly wants. It's a…

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foodie fridays

What is better than a lesser ingredient meal that tastes delicious? Nothing that I am aware of. This Mozzarella, heirloom tomato, and basil pizza is just what I need when I don't have the energy to scrounge together a complicated dinner.

Ingredients 12 ounces refrigerated fresh pizza dough 1 cu…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Double Dates This past weekend, we double dated with my best friend and her man. The Duce in Phoenix is fun, but also a tad expensive. 2. Volleyball I've been playing volleyball at the park with friends and it's so fun! 3. Summer Swimming It's so hot, the only thing to do is swim.

fiancé tag

I got Matt to do this with me!

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foundation and contour tutorial

Here is a tutorial of my foundation and contour routine, which I've been having so much fun with lately. I love the new products I've recently added to my collection.

crapping on people's happiness

Am I the only one who is baffled by others who just feel the need to take a crap on people's happiness? Like it literally

blows  my  mind.
I see it allllll over social media. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, blah blah blah. The outlets are endless, and people utilize the crap out of them. Thankfully…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Coffee Mugs Matt brought me home this coffee mug from the Tim Burton exhibit in Prague. 2. Underwater Camera I love the Lifeproof case that I can snap on my phone for pool days. 3. Fogo de Chao Since Matt was overseas for his birthday, I took him to a late birthday dinner at Fogo de Chao. We were …

like a girl

Absolutely love this...

Being a girl or woman doesn't mean we are weak. It doesn't mean we are dumb. It doesn't mean we have to be homemakers. It's not a bad thing.

When did this perception happen?

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foodie fridays

With the weather heating up, sometimes you want a cold dish to eat. This dish by Food Network is refreshing, but filling. It also has a creamy peanut sauce. Not much better than that. So, here it is...

Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles


Kosher salt
12 ounces flat Chinese egg noodles

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Treats Nothing like In-N-Out and wine to enjoy! 2. Girls' Night Going out with my bests was just what I needed.
3. Hydrating What better way to remember to drink your water when it's in a cute cup?

free people wish list

I haven't done a wish list in awhile and with Arizona heating up the way it is, I just think less clothes are necessary. Less, but cute. Shorts, tanks, and sandals, please.

Lacey Denim Shorts Vegan Tie Up Sandal Summer Shine Shift Losin It Romper Kahala Bikini Top Tallow Embroidered Cami

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