Friday, August 23, 2013

My Favorite Fall Fashions

...and all I can think about is sweater and boot weather. 
What is your fall style? Are you the oversized sweater kind of girl? A studded boots girl? Or are you the clunky heels and tights kind of girl? I'm going to have to say that I'm all 3 and more.  That being said, I'm super excited to share a few gorgeous affordable fall fashion gems that I have found over the last few days. (There's a lot so I'm breaking it up into 2 posts!)

Studded Mint Green Purse from Lulus
Mini Post Earrings from Pauwow Handmade
Mountain Haze Boots from Spool No.72

Burgundy Dolman Knit Sweater from Windsor

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In Memory..

I haven't felt like writing this week..
Another beautiful soul was lost to cancer on Aug 14.  Brennan Repasy marks the 3rd for the summer, a beautiful young soul who brought love, joy, and hope to many. 

My friend told me something incredibly heart warming and sweet about the impact Brennan had others and I'd like to share it.
Brennan's brother got an email after his passing and it said "I didn't know Brennan but he saved my life.." he continued to talk about how he has leukemia and he found Brennan's YouTube/Vine videos about living with leukemia.  Brennan's beyond positive attitude and take on things helped bring this person up and he was/is very grateful for that.

Many hearts are aching for his family and I think that says something. His impact on this world was a great one and now he will always be able to help guide us on our way.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Goals & July Recap

Well, I made it through my first Monthly Goal link up with a few successes.

Monthly Goals

My July Goals were:
★Organize and beautify my office; it is a disaster.  Kind of a success. I organized it.
☆Organize my closet, also a disaster.  DONE!
★Prepare at least 2 gluten-free/vegan meals each week and blog about it.  I ate great food, but never blogged about it.
☆Be coffee-free 3 days per week.  SUPER FAIL! Not even close.
★Learn how to properly can tomatoes.  FAIL. But only because I don't have enough tomatoes to can yet.
☆Start saving $250-275 for SummerdanceFAIL. Didn't save anything.
★Plan some type of weekend getaway with Joe.  SUCCESS! We are going to Atlanta in October.

I guess I wasn't too much of a failure in July, lol. 50/50 isn't bad, right?

My August Goals:
★Take preschool tours with Olivia to find the right one to start going to in early winter.
☆Start downsizing all of my 'junk', do this through yard sales and charity.
★Get a secured credit card and build up my credit.
☆Excercise DAILY, not just 2 or 3 times a week.
★Order Harvest Party invitations/decorations.
 ☆Take a sushi class with Joe.
★Help Ancestral Warship sell out a show! Many of you may have seen them at EST Fest with MGK this past week, they rocked it!
☆Get out more and stop being a homebody! I go out, just not enough to say I have an active social life, lol.


PS. I SAW JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JAY Z IN DETROIT THIS WEEK AND IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I HAVE EVER SEEN. I suggest everyone go see them when they come through your town! They collaborated on about 75% of the songs, it was so good.  Jay Z seriously must have performed every single hit he has had since 1996 (including hard knock life, how awesome is that?) and same with Justin. He sang a good 4 or 5 songs from each of his solo albums. AMAZING.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

PJ Party Swap Reveal!

This is the best 1st's of all the 1st's... Want to know why? 
It's my birthday!
I'm 26 this year.  Yuck.  It's okay though because I got a ton of awesome things in the mail yesterday and today, lots of nice text messages, and some very sweet phone calls.

My favorite package of the day was definitely my PJ Party Swap box! I LOVE IT!

Traci totally outdid herself and I can only hope she likes everything I chose for her as well.
Want to see my goodies?!

 Isn't that tank top cute?! That shade of green on the shorts is my fave, too! She made a super cute keepsake box, handwritten recipe cards(I'm a sucker for handmade everything), an awesome mix cd which just shows how incredibly similar Traci and I are, and a glittery green notebook and pens to play MASH! Traci, when I saw that you referenced MASH in your card I went right back to school. I'm totally going to have a mini MASH party soon! And do you see that little yellow thing over to the right?
 THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS! A Ron Weasley is our King pin. I am in love with it.  Traci and I share a love of Ronald Weasley so the fact that she threw this in makes my heart smile :)
These awesome candies/bars called Unreal. They are pretty good!

 The candle smells amazing and she totally stuck with my favorite color, green!  And, I know I'm supposed to do it at night but I already used some of Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Mud Mask and now my face smells great and is super soft!

 And a super adorable paisley cup filled with more UNREAL products.

Now I'm off to enjoy my awesome new cd which features Muse, old Fall Out Boy, Black Keys, Franz Ferdinand and more!  Come on over and sign up for the next swap over at Chaotic Goddess Swaps. It's a lot of fun and you are guaranteed to meet someone amazing!