Monday, November 23, 2015

Gel Manicure Tutorial

Today I'm sharing my at home gel manicure process. I am in love with Jamberry's new system and can't speak enough volumes about it. This is an amazing Christmas gift and so worth the little bit of extra money up front! I look at it as an investment. It will definitely save you money in the long run!

My consultant is Kyle Murphy and she is offering a special discounted deal for the gel system to the first 5 people that share my post to their Facebook wall! You can contact her via email here.

As promised, here is the link to my regular polish routine.

Enjoy and happy nail painting!!




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Friday, November 20, 2015

Gifts for Under $55!

It's Friday, friends! For some of you this is the start of Thanksgiving break, for others (cough, cough) you (me) have a couple days till the break but you're a couple steps closer!

As the holiday season approaches and 2015 comes to a close (I can't believe that, honestly!) I wanted to share some ideas of great gifts for friends and family. I always have a hard time deciding what to get so I'm sharing a practical yet exciting gift post to launch you into the weekend!


One: I absolutely LOVE my Erin Condren planner. It's been the best thing! This gift is perfect because normally they don't want to spend $50 on a planner but it lasts a year and a half and is perfect for your Type A personality friends who love organization or for those that need organization in their life. ;) Just be sure to tell the disorganized friends that you got it for them because it's adorable and absolutely lovable, not because they are disorganized. lol

Two: Who doesn't love Kate Spade??? This card holder is perfect for those that just need a little something to hold the essentials. I love mine and use it all the time when I'll be somewhere and can't carry a purse. When I want to use my bigger wallet I just stick it in so that when I need it, I can literally grab it and run. Not only is it adorable BUT it's durable. Mine survived falling off the top of my card and laying on the side of the road for a few hours till I found it. All but one of my cards were fine, one just had a minor crack!! Best. Purchase. Ever! 

Three: (I apologize this number is a little hard to see) This Naked basic palette is amazing! I love mine, it has perfect simple colors for a daytime look but can be made into a smokey eye for a night out! Not to mention it's perfect travel size. Besides, who doesn't love a good eyeshadow combo?? I have TONS of mine left and I've had it for almost a year. I see it lasting me over 2 years!! So worth it!  

Four: This needs no link because I made this set of coasters at a paint and pottery place! If you are wanting to knock some gifts out, make some coaster sets at your local paint shop. This set only cost me $12 to make! You can monogram them and make the set super fun. I say WINNING!!

FiveKendra Scott the perfect gift for any time of year! As much as I love the fun big earrings, these studs are perfect for a quick throw on and dressing an outfit up. Mine were a gift and I absolutely love them. Not to mention, you have so many colors to choose from!!

Six: I save the best for last! If you haven't smelled Thierry Mugler's Alien perfume, you are missing out. This scent is subtle, sexy, and just all around lovely all at the same time! Run to your local Ulta to get a smell of it before you purchase if you are apprehensive, but you shouldn't be because seriously this scent is AWESOME!! ("Your candles smell AWESOME!")(Can anyone guess the movie quote??) LOL back to the Alien perfume...I have a secret for you guys though--don't purchase it at Ulta if you love it, if you buy it through Amazon you can get it for $20 cheaper!! SAY WHAT??

I hope this is helpful to all the ladies shopping for their gal pals or lovely family members or the men looking for the perfect gift for their wife, daughter, mother, sister, etc...

It's the Holiday Season!! I can't believe it.
Have a blessed weekend, friends!


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Making Your Own Wreath Tutorial!


Hi friends!
It's Wednesday! We're halfway through the week! I wanted to share my newest project with you all. This one I am quite proud of. ;) As you can see above, I made my very own wreath!

My supplies were all purchased from Walmart and I got everything for $20! How I made the bow was through this wonderful tutorial here!


Enjoy and share your wreaths via social media using the hashtag #fallisintheair.


Get crafty!!



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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My Heart Is Full

Happy Tuesday, friends!
The storms and rain are kind of crazy here, gloom is in the air, but today I choose JOY.
Today I'm sharing some pictures that my mom took over the weekend of me and Zach. These pictures capture our personalities totally and they are such a sweet blessing to me. The past couple months have been really hard on the both of us as I've been struggling and he's been waiting patiently for his next set of instructions from the Air Force. The Lord has been faithful through it all though and for that I'm so grateful! We are both moving forward and better than ever!
Whether you're in a relationship or not, thank God today for his faithfulness in your life and what a blessing each person is. If you're feeling lost and alone this morning, remember the Lord is not far. Seek HIM friends and he will fulfill the desires of your heart.


















Blessings, friends!

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Old Navy Steals

Hi friends! My weekend was wonderful! We are a little over a week out from Thanksgiving can you believe it?? I'm more than ready!

Today I'm sharing my shopping finds and my love for Old Navy..
Old Navy is one of my favorite reasonably priced retails but it can most definitely be hit or miss. Recently it's been a HUGE hit. Do I have any other Old Navy fans out there? If you haven't gone recently, go. I'm hoping it will be as big a hit for you as it has been for me. They have the perfect layering pieces and easy throw overs for this chilly weather.
Last week I got so many things for $100 it was UNREAL.

Let's take a peek at my finds...

First up, a beautiful flannel scarf for $12 normally $25. So I scored half off with this one!

























Next, a beautiful fall grey hat that adds spunk to any outfit!! It was $8!





















Then, beautiful brown suede laced shoes for $12.
























Then two v-neck sweaters, one in cream and one in grey! Got two for $22!!!


























Then a soft pink sweater for $11!

























Add an army green vest for only $15!!!

























Lastly, add a classic black cardi for $9!

























I'm telling you ladies! Get to Old Navy ASAP! I hope your finds are as great as mine! Happy Monday!


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Monday, November 9, 2015

Grey, Black, and Lace

Shirt | Old Navy
Jeans | CAbi
Sock | Hallmark (shocking I know!!!)
Booties | Old Navy 

Hi friends!
Happy Monday! This week I'll be sharing a collection of fall outfits. I hope you can use it as inspiration for your fall style! I can't tell you how excited I am that it's finally getting chilly! Enjoy the grey, black, and lace in this outfit and share yours view social media with the hashtag #g&b&lace.

Loving my grey lace bootie socks and boyfriend jeans. Cant. Go. Wrong.

Oh Kendra.. you always complete my outfits. 






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Thursday, November 5, 2015

An Important Letter



Oh school...Oh schedule... Oh college..
Why must you consume so much of my time? Why do you prohibit me from working on my blog? The hours of time you require drains me completely and leaves me with nothing left to say, if that's even possible for my gabbing jaw. By the time I have time to even think of you sweet blog, it's dark and we all know what happens when it gets dark, Abi slowly declines and before she knows it, she's in bed with 1% brain power.
I haven't forgot about you dear Blog of mine. I promise. You've been a dream of mine for years and I promise school won't defeat you. Life has just been crazy. I wonder how (mom, business women, professionals) bloggers do it with full time jobs, full time kids, AND blogging. I at times feel inadequate and incapable of succeeding in this arena but then I remind myself....this stressful semester is only a season and it too shall pass.
Dearest Blog, very soon you'll be full of style tips, hair tutorials, and makeup demos again. Thanks for being patient and waiting as I attempt to multi task and fail EPICALLY. Know you are loved sweet Blog.


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