Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Getting Ready for Easter!

Hello There!

With Easter coming up this Sunday I thought I would share my favorite Easter egg coloring ideas, decorations, and recipes.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter if you celebrate it!

Eggs!

This one is so cute and modern.  I love the use of brown eggs with white paint.
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Glittery gorgeous pastel eggs.
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All-natural egg dyes.  I love this idea.
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Decorations

How absolutely adorable is this Jelly Bean Tree!  This is so easy to make and great for kids to help with too!
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A very pretty floral arrangement with eggs in the vase.
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Egg succulent gardens are a simple and organic way to dress up your Easter table.
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Recipes

Perfect boiled eggs.
theKitchn

Hot Cross Buns!
The Pioneer Woman

Italian Easter Bread which sounds absolutely amazing.  My boyfriend asked that we try to make it and so that's what we'll be doing this weekend!
The Italian Dish 

Check out more Easter ideas on my pinterest page!

disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Friday Favorites

Hello There!

Thorn
I really dislike packing.

Rose
I'm on my way to D.C. for my cousin's fiance's bridal shower.  Road Trip!

Favorite Flora: Beautiful Tulips
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Favorite Taste: Zucchini Bread...yum!
Emeril
Favorite D.I.Y.: Leather Hair Ties
Cupcakes and Cashmere
Favorite Squee: Rockers with Kitties!
Metal Cats
Favorite Clothing: Kingston Sweatshirt from Fabletics.  I am so in love with this sweatshirt.  It is so comfortable that I have basically been living in it.
Fabletics

I wish you a fabulous weekend!



Check out last week's Friday Favorites!

disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Chopped My Hair Off!!

Hello There!

No this is not an April Fool's joke!  Last week I took the plunge and had over 8 inches of hair cut off.
Honestly I was not nervous because I was so excited to have a change.
Almost a week later I can tell you I am still so happy with my new hair!

Because I cut off so much I sent it off to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths to have it donated to make a wig.

Before

After


The Process
I went to a salon near where I live called Dellaria.  I had an absolutely fantastic stylist who did a perfect job on my hair.


In order to give more length left on my head she split my hair into two sections and braided it.  Then snip snip!



I then put my hair into a plastic baggy to ship it off.


I put it then in a padded envelope and mailed it off!


I am not sure if it feels good because I love my shorter hair or because I love that my hair is going to benefit someone else.


disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday Favorites

Hello There!

Thorn
Allergies have really started up this week (ugh congestion).

Rose
My brother is officially done with his college classes!  I am so proud of him.

Favorite Taste: I've been craving my Mom's Chicken Divan so much lately
Recipes
Favorite Accessory: How perfect is this anchor and pearl bracelet?
Kiel James Patrick
Favorite Laugh: I cracked up when I saw this
9gag
Favorite Squee: Adorable baby crocodiles
Cute!
Favorite Feeling: Seeing my brother at his final portfolio presentation.  I am just so proud!
Instagram
Favorite Hair Inspiration: Alexa Chung's messy waves have been my main inspiration for styling my hair with my new shorter 'do. 
Alexa Chung
Favorite D.I.Y.: Kitty Planters!!
Poppytalk

I hope your weekend is fantastic!




disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.


Monday, March 24, 2014

March Love in a Box Blogger Swap with The Anna Belle Blog


This month I decided to try out the Love in a Box Blogger Swap.  

You get paired up with another blogger to create a box of goodies for them.  I had so much fun putting together the box and it was so exciting to get my box in the mail.

I was paired with The Anna Belle Blog who blogs about everything from fashion to travel.  Being paired up with her through this swap was my first time seeing her blog and I honestly love it.  Her fashion pairings are amazing and always on point.  I also love living vicariously through her when she does her travel posts.  Her most recent travel post has me seriously wanderlusting!
She also has a kitty and did an absolutely adorable cat inspired outfit post up last month that had me wishlisting everything!

If you have not heard of Anna then definitely go check out her blog and subscribe, you won't regret it!

Go see what I got her here!

Before I get into what she sent me, check out the adorable packaging!
"One of my favorites"

"For catching ideas"

"To feel beautiful"

"For pretty #motd"

"Smells so good!"

"For your sweet tooth"

"To: Your Furbaby, From: mine"

It was so sweet of her to include a gift for my kitty and I'll tell you she absolutely loves this adorable toy.

It is a pink flamingo filled to bursting with catnip.  I think I love it as much as she does because it is so dang cute!


I am in love with everything in this box.  The hand cream smells AMAZING and makes my hands so soft and hydrated.  I actually just had to throw out my nail buff square so I was pumped to get a new one in here along with some fun polish.  Those Yes To wipes are my favorite and I am stoked to have a little pack to throw in my purse.  The little makeup bag is also perfect to store the wipes in when they're in my purse.
The goody hair elastics are also some of my favorites because they don't get my hair all tangled.  I am super excited to try out the ELF all over color stick because I don't have anything like this in my collection already (as hard as that may be to believe).  The Peeps balm is so darn cute and I LOVE peeps!  EOS balm is a staple in my house so this will definitely be put to good use.
All of the stationary supplies are beyond adorable.  I just love having new cute note pads to write on.  The chalkboard coasters are really neat, I have never seen anything like them before!
Of course to satisfy my sweet tooth she included delicious Jelly Belly's which may or may not be almost gone by the time I'm writing this post...whoops (#sorrynotsorry).

I had so much fun doing this blogger box swap and can't wait to do it again.
If you are interested in participating the details are below.


Love in a Box is a monthly blogger swap hosted by Kimberly from Kimberly's Chronicle, and Megan from Lush to BlushWant to participate in the Love in a Box blogger swap next month? You can read more about it, and find out how you can sign up here.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Favorites

Hello There!

Thorn
It's too cold to be officially Spring (darn you New England weather!).

Rose
I am finally over the cold I had for over a week!

Favorite Squee: My Cat and my Starbucks chai tea
Instagram

Favorite D.I.Y.: Pompom Shoes Clips that you can customize to any color or pattern!
Lovely Indeed

Favorite Taste: This Easy Lemon Chicken recipe looks so tasty and perfect for warmer weather!
Damn Delicious

Favorite Hair Style: Knotted Bun that looks so pretty!
Once Wed

Favorite Feeling: Packages coming in the mail, especially when they have tasty treats inside!
Instagram

Favorite Laugh: Shocking Truths Behind Cat Behavior
Buzzfeed


I hope you have a snazzy weekend!




disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.