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Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Favorites...and Booze Tubes

We made it! Friday is here so get ready for are most favorite finds of the week!
Are you ready?
Seriously though, ready?
Ok, here we go....

Favorite Outfit:
I know this looks so simple, but this is my ideal outfit! A black comfy tank, some killer sunnies, ripped and worn jeans, and biker boots. I would wear this every day if I could.

Favorite DIY:
Grocery shopping? Going to the beach? How awesome would it be to create your own bag to tote along with you?! Inexpensive so you wont feel bad putting a little more wear on it and you can totally customize it any way you'd like.

Favorite Recipe:
 Does this Pistachio Fluff recipe look amazing or what?!
This could be a perfect light dessert for any occasion!

Favorite Funnies:

Yep, that's about right.
 Because who doesn't want to sip their beverage out of a tampon?
Awww, that's a compliment if I've ever heard one!


Enjoy your weekend friends! 
See ya next week. Same time, same place.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

DIY Hair Repair Mask

This past winter really took a toll on my hair. 
Dry split ends are not a good look and I knew I had to do something to get my hair happy and healthy again.
Since I always have a container of coconut oil readily available in my home and being a huge lover of coconut oil I thought what better than to create a yummy smelling, hair nourishing mask to take care of this mess of breakage and get my hair silky smooth again. 
Check out this recipe and get your hair on the mend too quicker than you can say "split ends be gone!"

What You Need:
1 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey
Microwavable Mixing Bowl
Shower Cap

What You Do:
-Combine the oil and honey together in a microwavable bowl.
-Heat the mixture until lukewarm. Make sure it is not hot so you don't burn yourself! (time depends on strength of your microwave)
-Apply the mixture to wet or dry hair (wet hair is easier to apply the mixture with)
-After your hair is completely covered in the mixture put on your shower cap and let the mask soak in for 30-40 minutes. 
-Wash the mask out in the shower using your regular shampoo and conditioner for super smooth and soft hair!

This mask worked so well for my hair and I'm so happy that I used this treatment. It is definitely something that will be worked into my beauty routine moving forward!

Have you tried this hair mask before?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Recipe

 When you are trying to eat healthy it is sometimes hard to avoid temptations. 
One craving that is especially hard to ignore is ice cream. 
Great news though, that craving is super easy to satisfy now, even while trying to maintain a healthy diet. 
Follow the recipe below for our favorite (non) ice cream recipe and make indulging much more of a guilt free experience!

What You Need:
3 large ripe bananas
3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
a dash of cinnamon
sea salt to taste
roasted peanuts for topping

What You Do:
-Cut your bananas into small bite size pieces and freeze them until solid, aprox. 1-2 hours. 
-Place your bananas into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 
-This may take a little while because it will be like blending ice since the bananas are frozen (but it will be worth it!)
-Add peanut butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sea salt, and anything else you want to combine. 
-Pulse your blender quickly to combine all of your ingredients and serve immediately. 
-Top your ice cream with some warmed up peanut butter drizzled on top and crushed roasted peanuts. Yum!

Have you ever made ice cream like this before? 
Is it something that you would try?


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lets Party!

People are always looking for a reason to throw a great party, and why not? 
They are fun, you get to catch up with good friends, and make memories that will last a life time.
Theme parties though, they take parties to a new level.
Although it is sometimes difficult to come up with a great theme to give your gathering, today we got you covered.
Check out these great theme ideas for your next shindig that you plan on throwing for any occasion.

Girls Night

- PJ's and Pancakes Party-
What is better than pancakes and pajamas?! Baby shower? Girls night? Birthday celebration? 
This theme party is perfect for almost any type of occasion. 
Have your friends show up to indulge in a variety of cereals, pancakes, bacon, and fruit to name a few all, while lounging in PJ's and sipping on mimosas.
 I don't think it gets much better than that!

What's better than having a spa night with the girls? Gather up some face masks and nail polishes. Create your own DIY coconut oil hair masks, coffee body sugar scrub,and treat guests to robes (for $9.99!) and/or flip flops(for under $3). You are bound to have a great time getting pampered and catching up with all of your friends!

House Warming

-Love & Luck Potluck-
Usually when you first move into a new home, funds may be tight. 
What better than to throw a potluck house warming party?! 
Ask guests to bring their favorite dish and don't forget to mark down on your invitations what course you want each guest to bring so that you don't end up with 20 desserts and 1 main dish. 
Speaking of invites, for an inexpensive idea, head to your local home improvement store and stock up on some paint chips to use as a great base for your invites. 
Light candles for a cozy home feel, put on some great music, and take guests on a tour of your new pad!

Birthday For Him or Her

-Ole! It's (name) Birthday! -
A festive Mexican theme fiesta is perfect for anyone (heck, I'd love one for myself). 
Hand out sombreros to your guests and create a taco bar with all the fixings! 
Hard and soft shells, chopped meat, shredded chicken, cheese, salsa, lettuce, onions, sour cream, and guac! 
When it comes to drinks Coronas and margaritas are always a top choice for a theme like this. 
Create a festive station on your Pandora radio and play music to get guests feeling festive, oh and don't forget the pinata!

-Big Screen B-day-
Invite guests over for a movie night! 
Create a snack bar complete with tubs of popcorn, pretzels, sweets, and some quick and easy apps. Put out some wine for guests to sip and provide cozy blankets and floor pillows so that guests can curl up and get cozy. 
What better than a night of laughs and tasty treats with friends!?

What type of theme party have you been to recently?
Are you planning a theme party anytime soon?


Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Favorites

This week was super busy yet very productive, I'd be lying though if I said I wasn't excited for the weekend.
With the weekend right at our finger tips this means it is time for Friday Favorites.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy all of our favorite finds from the week!

Favorite Outfit:
Loving everything about this outfit. The pastel pink, the blazer, the pumps, and even the necklace are all a win in my book

Favorite Recipe:
 This Cheese and garlic crack bread looks so freakin tasty!
Fresh bread and a load of cheese is always a good idea.

Favorite DIY:
Another jackpot DIY winner! 
This 41 Amazing Free People Inspired DIYs article is amazing!
So many great ideas, and I am totally making that dream catcher in the very near future.

Favorite Funnies:

It's worth a shot right?

This will be me this summer...oops

Seriously though..why have you betrayed me favorite bra?!

Happy Friday all! Have a safe and fun weekend.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

#OOTD - Kristin Cavallari

Isn't it so crazy how some people in the public eye look so stylish and comfy when traveling?
One person who pulls this off great is Kristin Cavallari.
Whether she is stopping through at an airport or out on the town for lunch, she always looks comfortable yet chic and doesn't look like she tried too hard either.
Here is a perfect example, our #OOTD Kristin Cavalleri's style on a budget!

Leggings  $9.90
Knit Tee $8.90

Is this a look you would rock?


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Letter To My Teenage Self - Life, Love, and Lessons

Hey girl! It's you...dam near 30....scary huh? Well I thought after reflecting back on these precious years on earth I should tell you a little something as you enter 9th grade, yep you are heading into high school and no you don't have to worry about freshman Friday (it's a myth!) but we do have a lot to chat about! 

You are in one of the best schools in the nation, take advantage of it. Yet with that you are also in one of the most stuck up and obnoxious schools in the nation. Some of your class mates are ruthless and just plain mean. You still have not broken out of your shell yet and you are unbearably shy. You are afraid to even answer a question when the teacher calls on you (you dread that!). This makes you a huge target for bullying. It pains me to see how people treated you in school and breaks my heart that you let them get away with that. You are an extremely bright and talented girl and although you are so delicate right now you will toughen up. This experience (although no teenager should have to endure) will be part of the reason you are who you are today. Don't be afraid to speak your mind and state your opinion, you have a great mind and are entitled to all the opinions that you have! Don't let anyone laugh at you because your dream is to be a fashion designer at Ralph Lauren even though you don't have that Prada back pack that all the girls are carrying around at school (spoiler alert: you become a designer at Ralph Lauren). You will learn that earning the things you want in life is so much better and rewarding than getting handed everything and you will work hard and you will get what you want...because you deserve it! 

You know your best friend you have right now? You won't be talking to her anymore and for good reason...she was never a true friend and you see signs of this throughout high school although never accept the facts until later in life, but that's ok...this is something you need to learn to see the people who really matter later on in life and who are worth still being in your life. You know your friend from first grade? You both still keep in touch (although not as much as you'd like) and she was one of your brides maids in your wedding! So was your friend you went to dance classes with since you were 3 years old, she's getting married next year and you'll be in her wedding too. Friends will come and go and you will meet some amazing and not so amazing people in your life, but the ones that matter...you will always end up getting back in touch with no matter how many months or years went by...you will hold on to the good ones. It's true what they say too by the way...1 good friend is always better than 5 fake friends.

You will date and make some pretty poor choices in men...sorry just being honest! You will also meet someone that you will date for a number of years around graduation time. In the beginning you will try to convince him that you already graduated high school but he will find out that you are a senior when he sees that 2013 tassel hanging from the rear view mirror of you green Chevy rally sport. Whoops! You will think he's "the one" and girrrrrl you will lay your heart on the line. This my friend is what will be your first major heart break. He will leave when you need him most and he will hurt you...bad. You will cry and cry until there are no more tears and you will lash out, yet right when you feel like you are on the mend...he will come back and start the process all over again. It's a vicious cycle and you will eventually move on and take this experience as a learning experience and realize that this is just  what you need, the lessons you need to be able to fall in love again and to learn what true love really is! 

Your parents are amazing! You may not think that now but they were always the ones who believed in you, the ones who knew that your boyfriend was not right for you yet didn't forbid you from seeing him because they knew this was a lesson you needed to learn on your own. Their hearts also broke every time yours did, but it broke for you! They aren't perfect but they are perfect for you and they will still love you no matter what horrible things you do or what mean names you call them (and yes it will break your heart when you think back about all the things you put them through, so slow your roll sistah). Your brother and sister (as annoying as they may seem now) are such incredible people and your best friends. Although they are younger than you they will make you so incredibly proud and you will be amazed and what strong, astounding, adults they grow up to be. Oh and your sister has a baby! She's turning one and your heart nearly burst the moment you laid eyes on her. Although things will change in your family as the years go on you will all grow to love each other even more and more every day. You will be closer to your parents and siblings more than ever before and although you will regret what you put them through in your teenage years you will do your everything you can to make them proud and happy once you get through your "phase" senior year into your early college years. 

You have a huge battle to fight with the next coming years and there will be times where you think you aren't going to be able to make it. You will hurt, cry, feel like a failure, and pray that every bad and horrible thing that happened to you never happened, and although no one ever deserves what you went through it will make you who you are today! You grew out of your awkwardness, you are comfortable with who you are and you love yourself!! You make YOU happy because you learned no one can make you happy unless you are happy with yourself and you have achieved practically every goal you set for yourself. Everything you wished, everything you dreamed came true! You know why?! Because you learned from all of your mistakes that you made over and over...and over again. You speak your mind and you broke out of that shy shell. You are proud to be you and your family STILL has your back always! Most of all you are so much stronger than you ever thought you could be and you enjoy and appreciate all the incredible things life has to offer because you know how quickly it can be taken away. These years are going to be hard, I won't lie, but I'm also not lying when I tell you they will be worth it and you DO deserve only the best...Don't ever forget that.

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