Friday, August 30, 2013

Sweet Treats

I made these cute, little candies today. They were super sweet and very easy to make!

3 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon peppermint or almond extract (I used almond)
3 cups confectioners sugar
food coloring


1.) Combine cream cheese and extract in a bowl.
2.) Beat in 1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar.
3.) Knead in remaining sugar until smooth.
4.) Separate the mixture (if you're using more than one color)
and mix in food coloring.
5.) Now shape into 1/2 inch balls (I made mine a little too big.. oh well).
6.) Flatten the pieces with a fork and let stand for about an 
hour to harden.

*Store in a container in the refrigerator. 

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ponybow DIY

EEEP!! My Ponybow tutorial was featured on How-To Hair Girl yesterday!
Go check it out! If you have any questions about the DIY hairstyle, feel free to ask me!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Weekend on the River

We just had an awesome weekend getaway on the Tennessee River. For a professional in the
 beauty industry, there's something to be said about me being able to let go and just embrace
 unkempt hair and no makeup. We even opted to take river "showers" instead of 
using the shower at the cabin. Yes, it's kind of pointless to wash your hair in fish water,
 but it was surprisingly refreshing. So you can either excuse or embrace our 
trashy, fish poop water appearances.

During our little getaway, we relaxed on the pontoon and raced around on the wave
 runner. We also tried our hand at tubing (which I found to be extremely fun, but slightly
 painful) AND caught a glimpse of a majestic bald eagle surveying the land, atop a 
pine tree, in his natural habitat. 
In awe, Cody did what any proud, red-blooded American would do at the sight of
 this magnificent creature and saluted it by holding up an American flag towel as we 
passed by this imperial entity. Our lives are complete.

All in all, this was just the escape I needed. 
What did you do this weekend??

Friday, August 23, 2013

Guest Post: Outfit of the Day

I got to do a fun, little style guest post on the lovely, Crissy's, blog... Candypow
Pop over there and check it out! Also, take a look at the rest of her posts. She has 
amazing style and the BEST hair!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ModCloth Last Hurrah Sale!

As the seasons change, so does ModCloth's style selection! And it's that time of year again...
ModCloth's Last Hurrah Sale! You can save up to 70% on select dresses, accessories, bags, and more! 
Last year I seriously racked up on so many awesome dresses and shoes, I didn't even know 
what to do with them all! And I'm so excited to do it again this year! Keep in mind that 
this sale is only while supplies last, so hurry up and check it out! 
Click on the ModCloth ad up top to hit up this amazing sale!

These are some of my favorite pieces in the sale. Were you able to snag any
cute items? I'd love to see!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Saffley's 2nd Birthday

Saturday, Cody and I spent the night in Nashville for our niece, Saffley's, second 
birthday party on Sunday. It was a really nice day out for a little party. I was pretty surprised 
that it didn't rain at all. Sunday morning, we got up early and made red velvet cupcakes.
 Saffley helped... and by that, I mean she ate her weight in batter and frosting! She
 also loaded up on cute presents and got to play with some of her best friends 
(both kids and adults) all afternoon! Overall, it was a great weekend. 
Isn't she a peach?! :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

How to Fake a Long Ponytail

I tried my hand at the lovely, Jenny's, new hair tutorial. My already long ponytail
is now EVEN longer! Yayyy!! I love long hair. Want to learn how we fake
 a longer ponytail? Check it out here.....

Jenny has tons more awesome hair tutorials on her YouTube page. I just want
to try all of them!
Subscribe and rack up her views HERE!!

Also, be sure to show some love on her super cool blog..


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Julep Maven Box

I got my first Julep Maven box today! I was so excited to open this little black box. 
The one I got came with two nail polish colors, pedi lotion, and a sample 
of warming foot scrub. 
To become a Julep Maven, all you have to do is take
a short quiz about your style. Julep then selects the best nail colors/products to match!
Along with the monthly subscription to the beauty box, you also get discounts and 
special offers....Like 50% off products and more! Can't beat that.

The cute polishes are packaged in lipgloss-like containers... perfect for popping them
in your purse in case you need a touch up! 

The pedi lotion smells amaaaazzingggg! It exfoliates and moisturizes, leaving your
feet feeling incredibly soft. I use it on my hands too!

If you want a monthly subscription to this awesome beauty box, click 
on the Julep ad banner on my side bar!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Guest Post Interview

I recently did a guest post interview on the lovely, Kalee's blog... Fred Rongo! In it, 
I talk about my style, inspiration, and give a little advice for other bloggers. 
So go check it out!


If you ever have any questions for me, always feel free to ask!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Beauty Review: The Vivids

So I saw a commercial for these Maybelline "The Vivids" lipsticks on tv the other day
 and the bright colors reminded me of my favorite lipsticks by Lime Crime! I just
had to try them out. When I got to the store, I saw that most of the colors were sold out.. 
They really are hot items right now, I suppose! Of the few that I had to choose from, I was
immediately drawn to the purple "Brazen Berry"... Mainly because I don't have any
lip color in purple. I am pretty impressed with this product! 

When I first applied this lip color, I was pleasantly surprised by the intense pigment. It
didn't take much to get this lovely, opaque color. I decided to apply it without putting 
chapstick on first to see if it was moisturizing at all, and it was! It glided on smoothly 
and I didn't even miss my chapstick.

After several hours of wear, the glossiness wore off but most of the color stayed.
It looked like a pretty, berry stain! I loved it. I would definitely recommend this
as an inexpensive alternative to some of our favorite, more expensive brands.

It's only $5.54 at Target

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Antiquing Adventure

Yesterday, Cody and I went on a little antiquing adventure. We just bought our first house
so we've been looking for awesome things to put in it. I love old and rustic looking furniture.
It just gives a cute, eclectic feel to a room or house. Another thing I like about antiquing 
(even if we aren't looking for something to buy) is just seeing the old tools, cooking
utensils, and electronics that people used to use. It's crazy how advanced technology is
 today, and it's kind of hard to even imagine living back then.

Do you ever go antiquing?

Saturday, August 10, 2013


So, this week I had the pleasure of guest posting again on the lovely Being Erica blog!
My fabulous friend, Melissa, helped me make these AMAZING rosemary-mint
citrus spritzers. You have to try it! Hop on over to Erica's blog for my delicious
recipe and let us know what you think!

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