Thursday, November 28, 2013

I am Thankful

I am thankful for:
1. My family. They are always there for me and they make me happy.

2. My husband, Noah. I couldn't ask for a better partner. My love for him grows with each passing minute.

3.  My two healthy baby girls. I kiss their precious little cheeks every chance I get and Thank God these gifts were given to me.

4. My amazing friends. I'm thankful for my old and new ones that are in my life.  I can always count on them.

 5.  My new job. So far, it has been such a great experience to try something new. It's like a brand new start. 

What are you thankful for this holiday? 

I hope you have a great time with your loved ones and take the time to really enjoy the little things! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Trend Report: Fringe Boots

I keep seeing these fringe boots and the more I see them, the more I want a pair! 

You get my drift.... Not so sure I can pull them off, but they are on my Christmas list. 

and OMG, they have adorable fringe boots for babies!

What I Wore {wiww}

I've been taking lots of of selfies from this view. Here's a compilation of them! 

 (Sweater: Forever 21, Shoes: Sears, Pants: H&M, Necklace: Ell and Emm)
 (Shirt: Old Navy, Dress: TJ Maxx, Boots: Jessica Simpson, Necklace: Fancy Frills Boutique)
 (Sweater: Joe Fresh via JcPenney, Pants: Forever 21, Boots: Ross, Necklace: Brina Box, Charming Charlie)
 (Cardigan: She Inside, Shirt: J. Crew Factory, Pants: H&M, Boots: Life Striders via Belk)
(Shirt: The Home T, Necklace: Simple Addiction, Shoes: Wal-Mart with
diy monogram, jeans: Old Navy)
(Pants: J. Crew Factory, Boots: Ross, Vest: Marshall's, sweater: gifted)

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Friday, November 22, 2013

Trend Report: Sweatpants

I have a current fashion obsession: trouser sweatpants

I was pretty excited to see sweatpants trending in the fashion world. I mean who doesn't like lounging in a pair of comfy sweats? At first, you're like-- sweatpants and heels? Sounds like a horrible combination in your head, but I've seen them styled in some really cute ways! 

Let me show you some ways they can be worn by models in the catalogs...

(from left to right: H&M// J. Crew // Madewell // Free People)

I like them both styled up with a pair of heels or boots, or styled down with flats or tennis shoes. I found a pair from Target last weekend and I think they just might be the perfect pair of pants to wear to Thanksgiving! I mean stretchy pants are a must when that much eating and lounging about is going down, right?

Here are some ways I have seen these chic sweatpants worn in real life. Are you a fan?
(from left to right: Cara Loren // Dulce Candy // Wonephe // I Am Khatu)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday {wiww}

Danielle of Just Dandy looks so adorable in her monogram sweatshirt and polka dot skirt! I just happen to have the same Old Navy skirt and a monogram sweatshirt so I was excited to be able to pull off a similar look! I made this glitter monogram shirt and it has been my favorite DIY project to date this fall/winter! It was so easy and I just received my cutting machine to be able to produce other fun cutting projects so stay tuned! That is, if I ever figure out how to use it lol!

(thanks to my three-year old photographer for this last pic! She's a natural!) 

Outfit Details:
Hanes Sweatshirt: Wal-Mart (DIY glitter decal)
Chambray undershirt: Target (old) similar here
Boots: Ross (old) similar here
Skirt: Old Navy
Earrings: Lauren Conrad

linking up with Lindsey of The Pleated Poppy

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pinspired: Deer Art

This week I got a bit crafty and managed to make two pins come to life! That's pretty much a miracle with two toddlers running around my crazy house.  Anyway, I am getting ready to take my Christmas decorations out and I needed some fresh decor.

Here is the first project from this week. I had a little help from Ava and Lily and we transformed their little feet into adorable reindeer! Just a bit of acrylic paint and some adhesive googly eyes and voila!

Pinterest Version:

My Version:

Another DIY project complete was inspired by the below pin. 

I like this one too. I think I'm going to copy cat that merry and bright in a frame too!

I simplified the instructions from the first glitter deer art link and I think you'll find it's a bit easier and less messy. Hope you enjoy!

Step 1: I used the same template as in the first set of the instructions (found here). I printed it out and cut the outline out. 

Step 2: I just happened to find this gold glitter foam sheet while wandering around the art section and it worked perfect! I actually liked it a lot better since it was less messy and it gives a pop-up effect on the canvas!

Step 3: I used the cut-out and turned the glitter foam sheet over. I used a pen to trace the outline.

Step 4: I used scissors to cut the outline. I decided I didn't want to mess with cutting the holes in the antlers. I think it looks good with just the outline of the antlers.

Step 5: I used spray adhesive as directed on the can. 

 The end product!

What you'll need for this project:
Canvas (they come in a 2-pack)-- just in case you want to make the first project too!
Glitter foam sheet (about $.87)
adhesive spray or glue 
writing utensil

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cozy Winter Favorites

Today was the first chilly day of the season. I was excited to finally pull out my winter clothes! Days like that I just want to be snuggled up in my pjs with a nice cup of tea and watch movies all day long! 

Below are a few winter items I'm swooning over.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday {wiww}

Wow, I'm embarrassed at my lack of blogging lately. But I haven't forgotten about it. I've had so much on my plate I feel like. New job, this awful time change (not a fan of it getting dark so early), and nightly visits to the hospital have been my un-motivators. Hopefully the rest of the month I'll pick it up and not neglect bloggy so much!

 You'll notice something different from my previous wiww post. I chopped off my hair! I needed a change and a haircut is the perfect way for a dramatic one!

Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: Target
Boots: Forever 21
Necklace: Ell and Emm (Audrey Classic)

I had a couple of festive outfits the week of Halloween. I love skulls and it was a good excuse to pull it out for a couple of work outfits!

Cardigan: Target
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Ross
Scarf: Wet Seal
Pink top: TJ Maxx/Marshall's
Necklaces: Stella & Dot and Forever 21

This outfit was a result of pulling randoms from my closet in a sleepy state. I loved how it turned out! 

Top/Pants: Marshall's/TJ Maxx
Heels: Target
Necklace: Simple Addiction

Here's my other skulls outfit. tiny skulls!

Top and flats: JcPenny
Pants: Forever 21
Necklace: Ell and Emm (Audrey Mini)

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

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