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New lipstick and I’m trying all the new outfit combos.  This lipstick stays on gooood, food and coffee proof, and I’m not constantly thinking how I’m going to keep up with reapplying (especially when it feels like you look like you just put on lip liner in a rush and left out the lipstick). Also, never thought we’d bring back choker necklaces and I’d still love them.  The new ones are a little pricy so I’ve made do.  The one that I’m wearing is…wait for it…a shoelace.  Yep.  And it works like a gem.  I’ve also tried out thin ribbons and loved it as well.

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The wind was on point that day 🙂

Here’s a close up of that make shift choker necklace! Smaller laces work best, tie it to where you will be comfortable for the whole day. Maybe do a couple yoga poses with it for a tester.

Choker Necklace

Patterns, colors, comfort is a power combo for outfits in my book!

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Photo Cred: Chelsea Koop

Dress: Kling

Shoes and Jacket: American Eagle

Lipstick: Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick (107)

Necklace: Shoelace

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Need a last minute Halloween Costume idea? Here’s one for Where the Wild Things Are! Loved the book and it’s a pretty easy costume to put together.  If you’re even shorter on time, go to Burger King and find a crown there, or a craft store 🙂 and then skip on down to the 5 min tee!  If you want the full on effect here ya go!

Here’s what you’ll need:

White Blank Tee + Sharpie

Fur Vest/Jacket

Boots

Construction Paper/Card Stock + Duck Tape + Twine + Scissors + Gold Paint + Brown Paper + Glue = Crown

For the crown, this will take the longest amount of time as glue and paint needs to dry.  So just be prepped for that! Instructions are as follows:

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I laid out two pieces of card stock, taped the middle of them together with duck tape.  Then wrapped it around my head to get the sizing.  I just kept my finger where I should cut the excess off.

Once I cut it to the right size I taped those edges together with duck tape.  Then wrap two pieces of brown construction paper around it and tape it securely from the inside.

I call this cardboard paper, but it is the lighter brown paper that is wrapped around the crown (painted with gold).  Cut out large strip of it, and crinkle it into a ball.  Un-crinkle it and glue it to the brown construction paper.

Paper

Once dry, cut large triangles out of the top part edge of the crown (the side that does not have the card stock on it).

Measure out the twine to 1 1/2 feet.  Cut 2 pieces at that length. Tie a knot at one end of each of the twine. Duck tape one piece to the inside of the crown with the knot outside of the duck tape (pictured below).

Knot

Brush gold paint along the outside (on the crinkled cardboard paper) and boom! You’ve got yourself a Where the Wild Things Are crown, and a pretty cool one I might add 🙂

Crown

Now on to the 5 min tee! All about those time savers 🙂

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Lay out your tee and write wild on it with sharpie.  I penciled it in first to get the sizing a layout right 🙂

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For makeup and hair, this was my favorite 🙂 it involves all teasing and no taming.  Tease your hair like crazy! Brush it in the opposite direction, and utilize that hair spray! For make up use eyeliner to outline your eyes more on the tops and bottom.  On the bottom I only outlined half way. Sorry for the fuzzy selfie haha.

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And pair it all together and you’ve got yourself a Where the Wild Things Are Halloween outfit! Sorry for the quality on these pics, using resources as needed! 🙂

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I love food.  I love making it and I certainly love eating it.  I’m not generally one to photograph a recipe because I’d much rather make it quickly and get to eating it.  But, I splurged on some blueberries and today we are celebrating so why not?!  Happy 4th of July and Happy birthday America!! So here on this hot fourth of July I wanted to make a quick dessert that’s festive, sweet, refreshing, and cheap.  Everything in this recipe is super cheap (unless you buy fruit out of season – blueberries a little pricier – all the more reason for me to photograph and then eat obvi 🙂 ) But, this is pretty quick and easy!! 20 min to bake for crust, 20 min to bake the whole thing, garnish, and boom, you’ve got yourself a nice dessert that everyone will love.  Recipe below! Excuse me while I now go and devour some of these.
Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars
1 1/2 c Flour
2/3 c Powdered Sugar
3/4 c Butter, Softened
3 Eggs, Lightly Beaten
1 1/2 c Sugar
3 T Flour
1/4 c Lemon Juice
Powdered Sugar, sifted for topping
Strawberries
Blueberries
Lemon Bars

Combine flour, powdered sugar, and butter.  Pat into 13 x 9 baking pan and place into oven at 350 degrees for 20 min.

Lemon Bars

In another bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, flour, and lemon juice until frothy. And pour over hot crust.
Bake at 350 for 20 min until golden brown and dust with powdered sugar.
Cut strawberries into slices and garnish along with blueberries.
For 4th of July I made some of mine into “flags” after cutting the lemon bars!

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

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I love plants.  I could never keep any of them alive, but I was determined to get a green thumb.  Over time and after MANY plants later, I finally learned how to keep succulents alive. #Praises. I now love finding different ways to display plants and one of them that I have really liked includes Macrame.  Macrame plant hangers have been becoming more onto the scene and I’m obsessed.  Next craft project? Heck yes.  The best part? It doesn’t require many materials to assemble… (more…)

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Wedding season has arrived! And with that comes lots of shopping trips and trying to find the right gift to give.  One of my good friends is getting married and she loves signs/letters, so I decided to create some personalized letters for a gift.  I was shopping at Target, and I couldn’t pass by their craft section without seeing these wooden letters.  I had found their gift and my next craft project.  After I found their initials, I ran home and broke out all the goods:

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