Friday, February 28, 2014

Five on Friday

So thankful that today is Friday. Being under the weather this week has been no fun at all. Ready to relax and sleep this weekend!

I signed up for a Shamrock Shake challenge with Charlotte and I am PUMPED!! It's only 10 which is nice to get a feel for how the Shakeology programs work. It starts Monday! I will keep y'all posted :)

Love these prints by Katie Daisy- cute and inspirational

Of course I the one episode of The Bachelor I missed was the most dramatic one- or at least social media led me to believe it. I'm not a fan of Juan Pablo, never was actually. I haven't even watched his season except for the first night. But for some reason I'm very interested in seeing this past episode. Sooo, this weekend you can find me on the couch catching up on tv :)
Yep. This sums up today. 
HAPPY ALMOST MARCH!!!! WHOO HOO! Bring on Spring (and one of my favorite months)! ;) So many exciting things happening!!

Any fun plans for the weekend?

Linking up with: Five on Friday and Friday Favorites

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Glam Series: Nails

Fresh manicure? You don't have to ask me twice! 
I think (most) girls will agree with me that there's something so relaxing about getting your nails done and being pampered! Another favorite is to look at the names of each nail polish. Some are hilarious!!

But the long time debate- Essie or OPI...or dare I say both!?

glam series: nails

Pinks and Reds are my favorite. Rarely do I have a dark color on my nails but occasionally in the fall and winter, you may see a dark brown :)

Gucci Mucci Pucci

Aphrodite's Pink Nightie (all time favorite...literally goes with EVERYTHING!)
Strawberry Margarita
If You Moust You Moust (Minnie Mouse series!)
In My Santa Suit
Got the Blues for Red

I have to say I actually do love both Essie and OPI equally (for the most part), except I hate the thickness of the OPI brushes. Anyone else have this problem? Ok- probably not! 

What's your favorite nail polish?

Linking up with Jordan over at Love Always, Nancy J!

Monday, February 24, 2014

For the kids 
PSU, I love you!!! 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Five on Friday {2.21.14}

I'm lucky enough to be spending this Friday at home! This week was rough, but hey we made it!! 
WE THON TODAY!!!!!!!!!! 46 hours of no sitting, no sleeping!! All FOR THE KIDS, FOR THE CURE! Tune in Sunday afternoon for the LIVE reveal!!

"When cancer is cured, we will dance for joy. Until then, we will dance for life."
Monday night I finally decided to download Trista Sutter's new book. I loved her while she was on The Bachelorette and was interested to read her book. She writes about gratitude and I figured it would be a perfect boost to focus on the blessings during this dreaded winter! I'll do a review once I'm done :)

spring casual
I have been CRAVING Spring weather so bad! This outfit would be my go to- classic and comfy! Hurry up Spring!!! I need more sunshine in my life! 

My 21st birthday is coming up in just a few short weeks! (eeek!) I honestly can not think of anything!! ...Except for wine. What's on your current wishlist!? I need ideas :) 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Glam Series: Hair

This morning I saw on Hope's blog this cute link up by Jordan of Love Always, Nancy J for the Glam series! 

When it comes to taking care of my hair, I rarely do anything with it! Actually wish I took the time to curl it and make it look beautiful. Butttt the curling rarely happens- especially at school. Shower, comb it, let it air dry. Three simple steps. However, if I'm going somewhere and want my hair to look nice, here's what I do:

good hair day

{one} Aveda's paddle brush- my go to brush! Perfect for blow drying or brushing your hair 

{two} Babyliss Pro Ceramix Xtreme hair dryer: A few years ago I purchased this hair dryer and it hasn't let me down! I love it and it takes 5 minutes or less for me to blow dry my hair! Granted, my hair is thin but it's still awesome!

{three} Styling products: Aveda Smooth Infusion and Redken Ringlet 07. When blowdrying and straightening, I use Smooth Infusion. My hairdresser introduced it to me years ago and it's great! The product also lasts a loooong time- trust me!! Ringlet 07 is for the curls- air drying and on the go!

{four} only when I'm reallly feeling the curling iron! Hot Tools 1 inch is my choice. I've heard so many great things about the curling wands but never actually purchased. Are they worth it?

{five} My hairdresser also recommended this straightener to me. I never saw the point to buy an expensive straightener and how $100 was just crazy to spend. Boy was I wrong!!! Since purchasing the Babyliss PRO Nano, my hair has been dramatically different. Healthier hair for much longer, not frizzy, the list goes on and on! 

{six} Wide tooth comb: LOVE!! Makes the detangling sooo much easier, less painful too!

What are YOUR favorite hair products?! 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

#blogeveryday: my style

One word to describe my style: CLASSIC. 

Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Vineyard Vines, Ann Taylor, and the list goes on. 

My whole closet consists of pink and navy. If you couldn't tell from my blog, they're my favorite colors. Oh and I have a lot baby blue shirts, and stripes. Friends say those are "my colors." Occasionally, I have some aqua and green thrown in there :)

Snagged a few of my favorite outfits from my pinterest style board...

Hope y'all had a fab Tuesday!! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Motivation

I can just tell it's going to be one of those weeks! And this acoustics exam might will be the death of me. Hoping this week goes fast!!! I'm feeling a little down (blaming it on the weather) so I resorted to pinterest for inspiration :)

Counting down the days to spring break...19!! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Five on Friday {#TeamTeddy, THON, new blog design!, MCM & rom-coms!}

Did this week fly for anyone else?! I felt like yesterday was Monday. But oh so happy to see it's Friday already!! 

Sending so much love and constant prayer to #TeamTeddy! When I saw the Five on Friday ladies posting to raise awareness for Teddy and mentioned to include him as part of today's link up, I thought what a great idea it was. For those of you who haven't heard about Teddy's story, he is a 10 month old who was diagnosed this past November with Menkes Syndrome, also known as "kinky hair syndrome", a rare genetic disease that affects about 1 in 450,000 male babies- it is a terminal disease. 
It's so unbelievably heartbreaking to read what their family is going through. I can't even imagine. Mary, Alex and Teddy- I hope you feel the support each one of us is sending and that it will give you comfort, today and in the days ahead. Hugs to you! xoxoxo
Which leads me to my next thought...We THON in 7!!! 
For the kids, For the cure! 
"One day we will dance in celebration, until then we will dance for a cure."
All of these sweet angels should not have to suffer from diseases, or cancer.  

Notice anything different on this little blog?! I've been so busy writing posts this week that I forgot to announce the NEW BLOG DESIGN!!!!!! I'd been dying for a re-vamp for quite some time, so this change is awesome!! I came across Jana's website and instantly fell in love with her work! She was so easy to work with literally answered all of my hundreds of emails and questions. 

When going into the re-design process, the vibe I wanted was: clean, classic, navy and pink and Jana nailed it!! She  took exactly what I had envisioned and made it all come to life. Loving every bit of it. When Jana first sent me the link to my test blog, I probably looked at it about 50 times within a two day period- no joke. I was that excited! 

Out with the old:

And in with the new:  
Eeek! hope you love it as much as I do :)

What do you think!?

man crush monday friday- in honor of valentine's day! my top man crushes all the time...
-Chris Young can sing me to sleep any time he wants. Love his voice. How he's still single, I'm not sure!! Still baffles me!
-Guys in baseball caps + a little scruff make me go weak in the knees. And I was in love with Luke way before everyone else hopped on the bandwagon. Just sayin' ;)
-Faith Hill is one lucky woman to have Tim McGraw all to herself!
-Manly men- my type

Something you should know about me: I LOVE Romantic Comedies, often referred to as "rom-coms" Yep. They're my jam. I'd pick them over any other genre any day. All four of these movies are fighting for the top spot. I can watch them over, and over again- quoting every line. Never once getting sick of them. So in honor of Valentine's day and my favorite genre, I more than likely will be watching rom-coms this weekend!
romantic comedies
Honorable mentions included:
-How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days
-Runaway Bride
-The Proposal
-27 Dresses
-She's the Man
-Just Go With It
-P.S. I Love You

Oh and I blogged every day this week! Woohoo! It's been so nice to use it as a creative outlet this week. Much needed!

Linking up with April, Natasha, Darci, and Christina!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

#blogeveryday: favorite quote

Little fact about me: I am a quote-aholic. Ask my mom or any of my friends. Quotes are posted everywhere in my room, millions saved on my computer. I just love quotes! It's hard to narrow down my favorites, so I'm going to share a few :)

So maybe that was a little more than a "few"! Oh well :)

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