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Dream Dressing Room with Arhaus

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pendant Lights // Tufted Ottoman // Poppy Chandelier // Trifold Mirror


Living in apartments, storage space is always a challenge, especially when it comes to my closet. I can dream all I want, but as long as I am in an apartment I will have to make the best use of what little space I have. But there's nothing wrong with dreaming of the perfect, glam walk-in closet. I think it's safe to say every girl has imagined theirs at least once while browsing Pinterest. My style is shabby chic meets glam. I would love an open layout with entire walls filled with shelves and drawers for my shoes and accessories. An island and a tufted ottoman would be plopped in the center for putting together and trying on outfits. Glamorous hanging lights would be strung though out to give a vintage vibe, and soft lighting. And maybe a chandelier or two wouldn't hurt either. I love these pendant lights from Arhaus in the mood board above. The bottom left picture inspired the idea to hang multiple different shapes and styles of lights together to create a unique look. Of course I would need a giant mirror. I've always loved stand up, full length mirrors. Not only do they open the space, but a trifold mirror would provide views of every angle. Last but not least, I would decorate with bright colored rugs and white faux fur rugs to give a pop of color and texture! I think the only thing missing might be a vanity? But that would be a whole new post for this makeup enthusiast! What would be in your dream closet? Let me know in the comments. Thank you for reading!



In collaboration with Arhaus, all opinions are my own.

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Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My boyfriend and I's social media interaction basically consists of tagging each other in pictures of cute bulldog puppies and videos of food he wants me to make. You know the ones on Facebook that make every recipe look so simple and delicious? Yes, those. I am constantly saving the posts, but rarely do I actually make them. A couple weeks ago, however; he tagged me in a video for Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. The cookies looked so easy to make and were covered in chocolate so I was sold on them instantly.

Here is the recipe I used:

These were so easy to make! It says the recipe makes 24, but I only got 14 out of it. Maybe this means I am making my cookies too big, (impossible, there's not such thing) but I thought they were perfectly sized. It also makes a TON of icing. Way more than I needed. I decided my best option was to completely smother the cookies and drown them in chocolately goodness. After letting them dry, I scooped them with a spatula and put them in a a Pyrex container so that I could keep them sealed. I shared these with my boyfriend and his family and they were a hit! I probably ate half the batch myself. If you love chocolate or the taste of fudge this is an easy way to get your fix! Thanks for reading and don't forget to subscribe!



I Did A Juice Cleanse

Thursday, January 12, 2017


I am probably the last person ever to want to do a cleanse. I love my carbs, my breakfast tacos, cheese, and Chick-Fil-A. I've tried juicing before at home and it was a complete fail. My best friend and roommate at the time busted out the new juicer I had gotten for Christmas and made every Pinterest juice recipe we could get our hands on. The drinks were gross, we wasted food, and I discovered I was allergic to beetroot. So that was a major fail.

So take two, the Daily Greens Cleanse includes all the juices you need for your four day cleanse. Each drink is packed with 4.5 pounds of produce, including tons of vitamins. All you have to do is stick to the raw fruit and veggie diet for four days. The hardest part is self-control.

What It Is

A juice cleanse is a type of diet intended to detox your body. Cleanses can last from days to weeks. The Daily Greens Cleanse is four days long. The green drinks provide your body with nutrients so that you can sustain from eating full meals. People do cleanses for many reasons: weight loss, detoxing the body, self satisfaction, or helping yourself get away from habits like coffee and snacking. You should not expect any long-term weight loss from doing a cleanse. You should expect to see yourself cutting back on caffeine, sodas, animal products, and sugar and taking in more water, fruits, and veggies.

How It Works

Three Juices. Four days. For four days you will replace two meals and a snack with a green juice and eat an all raw veggie dinner. The juices are as follows:

Renew- Hydrate with a blend of sweet watermelon and rich, juicy greens seasons with spearmint and a dash of Himalayan pink salt. This one was not bad. It's refreshing. As for taste, it's sort of like drinking sweet celery? That sounds terrible but it's the best way I can describe it.

Elevate- Get smooth greens- from cucumber to spinach and watercress -with a splash of lime, sweet pear, and a lovely vanilla finish. Because of the vanilla this one is very sweet. Again not too bad.

Purity- Get simple and pure green juice goodness from cold-pressed cucumber, celery, kale, and broccoli with parsley, basil, and a touch of lemon. I am going to be 100% honest with ya'll throughout this entire process, so I have to tell you I hated this one. Lol! It tastes like lemon and lawn clippings. But I just tell myself that means it's healthy and chug it.

What To Eat

The cleanse kit will include instructions, but here are the basics. Breakfast- begin your day with warm lemon water or substitute with Daily Green's Green Lemonade. Wait 30 minutes and then drink your Renew juice. Lunch- Elevate juice and a small raw fruit or veggie snack if needed. Snack- Purity juice. Dinner- A raw veggie dinner with plenty of fiber to help your body expel the toxins. You can have raw fruit or veggies any time you are hungry throughout the day. This is not designed to starve you, but to feed your body pure, clean, raw veggies and juices as your body works to clean out all the toxins from the beer, queso, and Whataburger you had last weekend. So things like leafy, green veggies, carrots, broccoli, avocado, tomato, onion, cucumber, etc are great. Be sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.


What To Avoid

Here is the fun part! No coffee, nope not even black coffee! No soda, no other fruit juices. no tea. No processed foods, no sugar, no meat or animal products, no dairy, no grains, no legumes. Cheese was definitely the hardest for me to cut out! And my morning caramel macchiato, AKA coffee flavored sugar, has been dearly missed as well.

Day One

Breakfast- Renew juice and a bottle of water. I missed the step about warm lemon juice so I did not have that Monday.

Lunch- Elevate juice, a banana, and water.

Snack- Purity juice.

Dinner- Salad and zoodles with homemade veggie "sauce" and POM pomegranate seeds. (Kylie made me do it)

Overall, day one was not that bad. I was fine throughout the day, but pretty hungry by the time I got home. I stocked up on fruits and veggies at HEB and was so excited to find pre-cut zucchini noodles or "zoodles". For my dinner I made a salad with romaine hearts, red onion, cucumber, tomato, salt and pepper, and a light dousing of Balsamic Vinaigrette. Then I made a "pasta" with my zoodles and a raw veggie sauce. The zoodles really aren't bad raw. They are still crunchy so my brain was not totally fooled into thinking this was real pasta. Eating only raw foods definitely made me increase my creativity in the kitchen. I'm no chef but I thought it was pretty yummy. I almost was bascilly eating guacamole now that I think about it! Here is the recipe for my zoodle sauce:

Zoodle Avocado Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 avocado
1/2 lemon
1 tomato, diced
red onion, amount to your liking, diced
2-3 chopped basil leaves
2-3 chopped parsley leaves
salt and pepper

Mash 1/2 of avocado in a small bowl, mix in diced tomato, onion, basil, and parsley. Squeeze lemon juice over mixture and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together. Mix in zoodles. Enjoy!

Day Two

Breakfast-Warm lemon water, Renew juice

Lunch- Elevate juice, grapes, black berries, raspberries

Snack- Purity juice

Dinner- Salad with romaine hearts, red onion, cucumber, and tomato. Zoodles with homemade pesto. You can buy pesto mix in the seasoning aisle at grocery stores. All you mix it with is Olive Oil. This may have been cheating just a little bit!

Day two my cravings started kicking in. Where I work we have food trucks onsite every Tuesday and Friday. Everyone walking by my desk with pizzas, parmesan fries, and burgers WAS. TORTURE. To make matters worse, Whataburger posted a Snapchat that they are bringing back their Buffalo Ranch Chicken Strip Sandwich. Lot's of fat thoughts happening on this Tuesday. Lot's, folks.

Day Three

Breakfast- Lemon water, Renew Juice, fresh fruit

Lunch- Elevate juice, grapes

Snack- Purity juice

Dinner- Same salad as previous nights but added avocado!

Day three I was questioning my sanity of starting this cleanse. According to the scale at our gym I had lost three pounds since Monday, probably mostly water weight. However, my reasons for starting this were less about weight loss and more about will power. While on that note, I don't recommend working out while doing this cleanse. A lot of people will say you should since it helps to sweat out toxins your body is working to expel, but I definitely was lacking energy during it. Remember to continuously drink water.

Day Four

Breakfast- Water, Renew juice, fresh fruit

Lunch- Elevate juice, blackberries, raspberries

Snack- Purity Juice

Dinner- Avocado, cucumber, tomato, feta, balsamic salad and zoodles with homemade marinara.

Day four was by miles the hardest day for me. I really hadn't seen many side effects on the other days besides normal cravings. On day four I woke up with a huge headache and my body felt so heavy and weak. I also noticed that my brain was foggy all day. I was forgetting things and just totally out of it. I'm not sure if this was caused a lack of carbs and nutrients or if this is similar to the so called "die off" like in the Candida and Whole 30 diets. The die off is when all of the sugars, fats, and yeasts in your body start to die because you aren't eating those things anymore. You feel really sick until they are completely cleared out and then you feel great again. I noticed I was much hungrier on day four as well. Instead of waiting for my juice to settle and assessing how I felt, I had some fruit right away because I was feeling so bad. My energy levels perked after lunch time but that didn't last long. In my head I was thinking could it really hurt if I had a normal dinner?? It's technically the end? But I knew I had to finish completely! I included my sad marinara recipe, but remember everything has to be raw. P. S. That is one whole zoodle I'm holding in the photo below!!

Homemade Marinara Ingredients:
2 chopped tomatoes
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large fresh basil sprig, minced
Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried oregano to taste

Finishing The Cleanse

After completing the cleanse, your first instinct will probably be to run to the nearest DQ for an M&M blizzard or down a large pizza, but be careful when choosing your next meals. Remember that your body has had four days of near complete rest from digesting with an almost all liquid diet. Additionally, your body has had four days without caffeine or high sugars. Slowly incorporate your usual foods back into your diet so that you have a smooth transition.

Final Thoughts  

Do I feel good about doing this cleanse? Absolutely. I am so proud of myself for sticking to it for four days and not breaking down and making a mad run to the cheese drawer. Without going into detail, I do feel like this cleanse successfully got all of the junk out of my system and I did lose a little weight. I also feel less bloated, and overall just better about cutting out all the junk this week. Would I do it again? Maybe, and if not I am taking away a lot of great information. Always, research before trying any diet or cleanse to make sure it's right for your body.  If you're hungry, eat! This is not meant to starve you. You can have raw fruit or veggies at any time that you need. I think the most important things I learned from this cleanse were

1. It's possible, and easy, to eat clean for every meal.
I thought it was going to be impossible to eat an all raw vegetable diet. I pictured myself eating celery for a week. In truth it was not hard at all and I found myself thinking I could always eat this way and it would be even better once I'm allowed to incorporate other food groups in a healthy way. For example, adding proteins, good carbs, and good fats. I think this is a really great way to experiment with food and you can definitely get more creative than my salads and zoodles. I won't be binging on junkfood now that it is over, because that would defeat the whole purpose!

2. I've been overeating.
Going without meals and then eating only fruit and veggies made me realize (maybe miss) just how much I'm normally eating. A breakfast taco, a fast food lunch, and a heavy dinner, plus snacks, coffee, and soda? I did not consider myself a horrible eater, but this was a wake up call. Now I am rethinking all of my meals in a healthier mindset.

You can get the Daily Greens Cleanse or any of their beverages at:
Normally the kit is $60, but right now you can get it for $49. Shipping is a little high, but that's because the product has to stay refrigerated, as you can see in my photos.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me! Don't forget to subscribe so that you never miss a post! Thanks for reading!




Friday The 13th - 13 Bingeworthy Shows

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In honor of this month's Friday the 13th, I thought about giving you guys a list of horror movies, but my October post on 100 Shows & Movies To Binge This Halloween  pretty much covered all of my favorites. So instead, I compiled a list of some of my favorite twisted shows from the past couple of years. Some of these are old and some are fairly new! Of course there are a million others I would like to include but these shows really hook you in and will have you burning through a season a day. Disclaimer: Please do a little research before watching to see if it interests you. I will warn you that some of these are definitely R rated!

1. West World- If a Western and the matrix and the purge had a lovechild it would result in West World. I don't even want to say too much to give anything away because I think this show is best enjoyed going in watching it the same way you will finish watching it: having no damn clue what the hell just happened.
2. Black Mirror- This show is great for those who get bored of the same show. There are three seasons currently and every episode is its own unique story. There is no connection between episodes, they can be watched in any order. Black Mirror gives a dark glimpse into what our future could possibly hold if humanity continues with it's rapid jumps in technology and desensitization. It's like nothing else I have ever watched.

3. American Horror Story- I would be extremely surprised to meet someone who hasn't watched at least one episode or season of AHS, but if you happen to be that someone then I cannot recommend this show enough. It is not for the faint of heart, it has twists, gore, and disturbing scenes. Talk to any AHS fan and they will likely tell you that Seasons: Murder House and Coven are the best. You can watch these seasons in any order, but I would start at the beginning. There are some sneaky connections and theories.

4. Shameless- If you ever feel like your life is a mess, watch one episode of Shameless and you will feel so put together and organized. This show is a dark comedy focusing on a family with an alcoholic dad, bi-polar, addict mom, and a slew of kids trying to keep it together. The best word I can use to describe it? Chaos.

5. How To Get Away With Murder- Murder mystery fan? Scandal fan? This show will never leave you bored. Annalise Keating, law professor, and her five students become mixed up in a murder. The plot thickens and throws twists at you constantly to keep you hooked and guessing.

6. Dexter- Ugh. If there was one show I could request more seasons from Dexter would be it. Dexter is a blood spatter analyst for the Miamai PD. He's also a serial killer. But Dexter only kills the bad guys and you will find yourself falling in love with this murderer as you watch him grow in life, debate the ethics of his hobbies, and well...murder.

7. Hemlock Grove-This one is for my Twilight and Sci-Fi fans. Hemlock Grove takes an entirely new spin on mythical werewolves and vampires, or in this show Upirs, along with a biomedical center creating some scary things owned by the wealthy Godfrey family. If you like AHS you will most likely love Hemlock Grove.

8. The 100- All civilization on Earth has been destroyed and humans have taken to space. But it seems that things on their living ship, the Arc, are not going as well as the leaders have led them to believe. The Arc sends 100 juvenile prisoners back to Earth to see if it is habitable after all these years. What the 100 learn is Earth is a lot more occupied than they thought.

9. Stranger Things- Did you see anyone on Halloween running around in a pink dress and carrying Eggo frozen waffles? If you did and were confused (like many people by my costume) then you witnessed someone dressed up as Eleven from Stranger Things! This was my costume this year at work, as seen in my photo. Stranger Things is an 80's pop culture themed mystery. When a young boy goes missing from his home in 1983, and search for him results in the finding of some very unnatural occurrences and one strange little girl.

10. Orange Is The New Black- There's nothing supernatural about OITNB, but if you are comfortable with a few lesbian scenes, stabbings, and drug abuse this show is its own kind of magic. Piper Chapman is suddenly sentenced to a women's prison when a drug run from her youth catches up to her. OITNB takes your into the life of these prisoners and introduces you to crazy characters you can't help but adore. The show is actually based on the novel by the real Piper.

11. Narcos- Narcos is about the infamous Pablo Escobar and drug cartel and the DEA agent hunting him. Majority of the show is in Spanish, but with the subtitles its easy to completely forget you are watching something in another language.

12. The Crown- The Crown details the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to the present. The show begins before the passing of King George VI and follows through as she takes the thrown at only 25 years old and tells the story of her life. The filming is AMAZING.

13. Chef's Table- And last but NOT least in any way is Chef's Table. If you are like me and can watch Chopped, Iron Chef, or the Food Network period for hours at a time you will be blown away by Chef's Table. Each episode focuses on one chef. Their background, their dishes, their methods. The featured chefs are from all of over the world. This is one of the most beautifully filmed shows in the food category. Prepare to be completely blown away.

Bath and Body Works Holiday Candles Review

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I have a serious candle problem. I. Want. Them. All. And this Black Friday My mom and I took full advantage of the buy three get three free deal at Bath and Body Works. I wanted to tell you my thoughts on my favorite holiday scents as well as new ones that I am loving! I highly suggest subscribing to Bath and Body Works' email list because they have some sort of deal almost daily or will send out a coupon! Today their Wallflowers are only $3.50 so that is a great opportunity to stock up on some refills or stocking stuffers. I just got the Teakwood Mahogany and my bathroom smells amazing. Also today, get 20% off your order with the code SLEIGHBELL. These candles make great gifts for anyone since they have so many different scents. Some of these are no longer online but can be found in stores still!

Holly Berry Balsam- I was set on getting the Fresh Balsam because it smells just like a Christmas tree and actually found Holly Berry Balsam during checkout and switched them out. The Holly Berry Balsam smells like Christmas tree but mixed with a sweet fragrance. It is so yummy, I could not stop sniffing it!

Flannel- Flannel has been out since fall but I think this is a great candle for year round. It is definitely more of a cologne type smell and I was unsure how I felt about it just by smelling the candle. Once I burned it though I really liked it!

Winter-The best way I can describe this one is if you combined Fresh Balsam and Fresh Sparkling Snow. This candle is hard to categorize but it definitely smells like winter, as the label says! And how cute is the packaging on this one?

Marshmallow Fireside- One of my classic favorites! If you love the smell of a  bonfire this is your new favorite candle. It has the perfect balance of smokey and sweet. I espeically love this candle since I am used to having a fireplace back at my parent's house.

Hot Cocoa & Cream- I honestly thought this one was overly sweet and awful when I smelled  the candle, but after burning it I love it. It literally smells like a freshly made cup of hot chocolate and I think I need to go buy some Swiss Miss and mini marshmallows now.

Champagne Toast- My friends just introduced me to Champagne Toast. They kept raving about how amazing it smells so I knew I had to get it. This candle smells exactly like a Mimosa! I don't really think it is a fall or winter scent, but it is absolutely a keeper. This is good for those who like sweet but fresh scents.

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Mahogany Teakwood- This is another new scent for me that I immediately loved. I also purchased a wallflower refill in this scent. It is a masculine, heavy smell, but soooo good.

Sparkling Woods- If you like Mahogany Teakwood but it is a little too overpowering for you, Sparkling Woods would be perfect. It is similar but on the sweeter side.

Frosted Cranberry- This candle is for sweet scent lovers. This is the perfect candle for your kitchen and is absolutely mouthwatering.

Fresh Sparkling Snow- I don't have this candle but I do have the creamy body wash. I didn't pick up the candle because it just didn't seem to be very strong to me, but now I really want to try burning it or getting it in a wallflower because the body wash smells SO good. If you are a fan of Dove's body washes I highly recommend B&BW's new creamy body wash in this scent. It is the same consistency as Dove but the pretty smell stays on my skin so much longer.

That's all for now! What are your favorite holiday candles or fragrances from Bath and Body Works? What other brand candles do you love? Don't forget to subscribe and thanks for reading!


100 Shows & Movies To Binge This Christmas

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I don't know about you, but as soon as Thanksgiving ends it is basically Christmas 1st and all the decor comes out. Last night I cleaned house, set up my mini tree (thanks grandma Sharon!) and decorations, and blared the Apple Music Christmas Essentials playlist. I also swapped all my Bath and Body Works candles for the holiday scents and lit one in every room, including my new favorite, but we will save that for another post! One of my favorite things to do around the holidays is watch old Christmas cartoons and holiday movies. This year I don't have cable. I figure why pay for it when I watch everything on Netflix or HBO, but that means missing all the Christmas shows aired. Luckily, almost all of these can be streamed or found on YouTube! You may notice some of the cartoons listed are VERY old. When I was little I had a VHS taped with all the Christmas specials that came on TV. It had classics like Rudolph and Frosty but it also had some lesser known cartoons. Jack Frost, Christmas Comes But Once A Year, The Night Before Christmas, and Santa's Workshop. I used to re-watch all of these over and over. The quality is absolutely awful compared to today's cartoons, but the stories and songs are nostalgic. (These are the ones you can find a in full length on YouTube or on DVD on Amazon) I hope you guys enjoy and maybe find a new movie you love! I'm sure you will see some of your favorites listed as well!


  1. It's A Wonderful Life
  2. White Christmas
  3. A Christmas Carol (both versions)
  4. Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (both versions!)
  5. The Ultimate Christmas Present
  6. Christmas Comes But Once A Year (1936)
  7. Santa's Workshop
  8. Beauty And The Beast The Enchanted Christmas
  9. Jack Frost (1934)
  10. The Night Before Christmas (1968)
  11. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  12. The Polar Express
  13. Frosty The Snowman
  14. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  15. Hector's Hectic Life
  16. Somewhere In Dreamland
  17. Home Alone
  18. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  19. A Christmas Story
  20. Love Actually
  21. Miracle on 34th Street
  22. The Santa Claus
  23. The Santa Claus 2
  24. The Santa Claus 3
  25. Gilmore Girls: Forgiveness & Stuff
  26. ELF
  27. Bad Santa
  28. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  29. Jingle All The Way
  30. Christmas With the Kranks
  31. The Holiday
  32. Prancer
  33. Prancer Returns 
  34. A Smoky Mountain Christmas
  35. Silent Night
  36. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  37. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  38. Mickey's Christmas Carol
  39. The Family Stone
  40. New Girl: The 23rd
  41. Jack Frost (1998)
  42. The Christmas Shoes
  43. The Nativity Story
  44. The Nutcracker
  45. Jingle All The Way
  46. Babe's In Toyland
  47. Ernest Saves Christmas
  48. Four Christmases
  49. That 70s Show: The Christmas Party
  50. Scrooge
  51. While You Were Sleeping
  52. Holiday Affair
  53. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  54. Reindeer Games
  55. Boy Meets World: A Very Topanga Christmas
  56. A Garfield Christmas Special
  57. The Shanty Where Santa Claus Lived
  58. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Deck The Halls
  59. Snow Foolin'
  60. An American Girl Holiday
  61. The Little Drummer Boy
  62. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  63. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (1974)
  64. The Year Without A Santa Claus
  65. The Office: Christmas Party
  66. Holiday Inn
  67. Arthur Christmas
  68. Fred Claus
  69. Christmas Oranges
  70. The Christmas Card
  71. Full House: Our Very First Christmas Show
  72. Full House: A Very Tanner Christmas 
  73. Full House: Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  74. Lethal Weapon
  75. Gremlins
  76.  Frosty Returns
  77. The Dog Who Saved Christmas
  78. Santa Buddies
  79. Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas 
  80. Frozen
  81. Meet Me In St. Louis
  82. One Magic Christmas
  83. The Small One
  84. Winnie The Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  85. Annabelle's Wish
  86.  Just Friends
  87. The Family Man
  88. 12 Dates of Christmas
  89. The Christmas List
  90. A Boyfriend For Christmas
  91. A Season Fro Miracles
  92. Snowglobe
  93. The Night Before
  94. Krampus
  95. The Ref
  96. Eloise at Christmastime
  97. The Snowman
  98. Black Christmas
  99. Mr. St. Nick
  100. The House Without A Christmas Tree

Holiday Gift Guide For Her

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you caught my Holiday Gift Guide For Him post yesterday! Shopping for my fellow females comes much more naturally to me, so this guide will be a little more detailed! I rounded up all of my favorite products, ones I have been dying to try, and gift sets that cannot be passed up. Hopefully you find some inspiration from these gift ideas! Happy shopping!




For The Makeup Guru: 

Tart Makeup Brush Set
Tarte In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Pro-Glow Highlight & Contour Palette
Artis Makeup Brush Set
Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - Surreal Light
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit
Jaclynn Hill x Becca- Champagne Pop
And a gift card to Sephora or Ulta is always a great idea!

For The Skincare Lover: 

Glamglow Super Mud Set
TULA Holiday Hydration Kit
TULA Discovery Kit
First Aid Beauty-FAB Beautique
First Aid Beauty-Winter Skin Savers
Clinque Great Skin Everywhere Set
Clarisonic Mia
Tarte Frxxxtion Stick & Tarte Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches
Another great idea is a gift card for a mani/pedi or massage!


For The Hair Goddess:

DryBar Big Blowout Bundle
T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand Beachwaver Pro Curling Iron  
CHI City Chic Travel Size Hair Tools
Drybar Texas Tease Big Hair To Go Set
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Stocking Stuffer

For The Fashionista:

It's hard to give a specific pick on fashion. Everyone has such different style. My reccomendations would be to ask what stores they love and get them one or two gift cards! Nordstrom, Victoria's Secret, Dillards, or maybe their favorite boutique! Other creative ideas would be to sign them up for a Stich Fix or Rocksbox subscription. Here are some other ideas!
Fleece Pullover  (I love the burgandy!)
Sam Edelman Boots - I have these in Whiskey and now I want the black! Go up a full size in these.
Steve Madden Edit Booties - The blush velvet is everything.
Rebecca Minkoff Tech Wristlet
Faux Fur White Vest - you can find these tons of places for a reasonable price and in multiple colors

For The Entertainer:

Marble Cheeseboard
Marble and Copper Cheese Knives
Copper Rim Barware Collection
Wine Decanter and Glasses Set
Wine Aerator

For The Travel Bug:

Barrington Gift's Captains Bag (personalized)
Barrington Gift's Diaper Bag
Barrington Gifts Zippered Tote
Jon Hart Makeup Case Organizer
Jon Hart Roll Up Organizer
Jon Hart Makeup Case
Jon Hart Overnighter

Just Because:

Fujifilm Instax Wide Polaroid 
Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid
Faux Fur Blanket
Fleece Blankets
Cute Slippers 
A Fluffy Bathrobe - I received a robe from Aegean Apparel one year for Christmas and I actually shared it in an older blog post because I love it so much! I wear it every morning when I get ready or when I just want to throw on something cozy. I wash it every week because my makeup gets on it and it has not worn out at all! This is such a useful gift.

Holiday Gift Guide For Him

Monday, November 14, 2016

I love to start Christmas shopping early, not only to get everything out of the way so that I don't stress the days before, but also to lessen the financial blow. Gifting to the women in my life has always been easy. I know their interests and I know if I would love something, they probably will too! However, gifting to the men in my life is never quite as easy! Will they think this is cool too or silly? Is this something they need or would want? What about the color? I decided to make a gift guide for him to hopefully help you brainstorm for any type of man in your life. Boyfriend, husband, dad, brother, or grandparent, I tried to find ideas for all walks of life.

For The Traveler:

I am a big fan of Jon Hart luggage. It is pricier, but so sturdy and long lasting. It makes a great gift as most people would not spend that amount on themselves. There are so many different types and size pieces for anything you could want. Everything comes in several colors and  you can personalize each piece with their name or initials. I have a duffel, backpack, and makeup case that I received as Christmas gifts and they have been the most useful gifts! Jon Hart makes great gift options for both men and women.
Jon Hart Dopp Kit 
Jon Hart Two-Suiter Garment Bag
Jon Hart Boot Bag
Jon Hart Medium Square Duffel


For The Foodie:

Another great idea: a wine club subscription! 
Stuffed Hamburger Press
Whiskey Rocks
Spiegelau Beer Tasting Set
Stainless-Steel Sliding Skewers
A Wok


For The Outdoorsman:

Yeti Hopper 20
Yeti Camo Cooler Cushion
Jon Hart Rifle Cover
Jon Hart Bird Bag

For The Sports Lover:

Tickets to a game
Gear For His Favorite Team
A Dipped Yeti of His Favorite Team
Golf course gift card
Nike Cart Bag
Personalized Golf Balls

For The Professional:

Daniel Wellington Leather Watch
Barrington Gift's Money Clip
Mini Hand Steamer
Button ups or accessories
Ties and Pocket Squares

I hope that some of these ideas help you spoil your favorite men! A Gift Guide for Her is soon to come so check back in a couple days or just subscribe in the sidebar and you will get an email of every new post!


100 Shows & Movies to Binge This Halloween

Monday, October 24, 2016

I love horror movies! Like I loveeee all things creepy and strange on the television or in books and short stories. Haunted houses real scary things make me a total weenie, so I still to media. In honor of Halloween coming up, I decided to list all of my favorite creepy shows and movies. I got a little carried away and couldn't narrow it down, so I made a list of 100! This list includes both movies and shows, from family friendly G-rated, to "why did I watch that? I am never going to sleep again!" thrillers. Most, but not all of these are on Netflix! I hope you carve a great pumpkin, drink some spiked cider, and cuddle up to enjoy!What are you scary movie favorites??

  1. Hemlock Grove- think Twilight but more sci-fi and less lovey dovey
  2. The Babadook 
  3. Harry Potter- obviously
  4. West World- this is a new show on HBO and it is WILD
  5. Stranger Things- 80's pop culture, thriller
  6. The Gift
  7. How To Get Away With Murder
  8. Bates Motel
  9. Dexter- incredibly addicting, never knew I could love a serial killer
  10. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  11. Gone Girl
  12. Black Mirror-season 3 just came out, but you can watch in any order, each ep. is unconnected
  13. American Horror Story- my absolute favorite show, but season's 1 & 3 are the best!
  14. The Addams Family
  15. Coralin- almost too creepy to be a kids movie!
  16. Escape To Witch Mountain
  17. Would You Rather
  18. Dark Skies-I hate aliens, screw alien movies, this was scary as sh*t
  19.  Friday The 13th
  20. Trick 'r Treat- cheesy but a must!
  21. The Possession
  22. Scream
  23. Scary Movie (All of them!)
  24. Occulus
  25. 10 Cloverfield Lane- watch Cloverfield Lane too...not a sequel but they are connected.
  26. Heathers
  27. Practical Magic 
  28. The Walking Dead
  29. The Twilight Zone
  30.  Scream Queens-Emma Roberts is the Regina George of horror
  31. Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  32. Halloween
  33. Children of The Corn
  34. Rosemary's Baby-a classic!
  35. American Pyscho
  36. Hocus Pocus-this should be on repeat the entire month of October, honestly.
  37. The Nightmare Before Christmas-loved this movie as a child, still do!
  38. Halloweentown- the original is the best, but the others are acceptable
  39. Casper
  40. The Worst Witch-before HP there was Mildred Hubble! Terrible quality, but a must!
  41. Teen Witch
  42. Under Wraps- totally underrated
  43.  Mom's Got a Date With A Vampire
  44. Phantom of The Megaplex
  45. Don't Look Under The Bed 
  46. The Little Vampire
  47. Scooby-Doo! And the Witches Ghost- The Hex Girls were GOALS!
  48. Darknet
  49. The Inivitation
  50. Shutter Island- wait what did I just watch??
  51. The Following
  52. Gremlins- does anyone else think Gremlins and Furbies are suspiciously similar?? 
  53. The Conjuring- best horror movies of the 2000's in my opinion
  54. The Visit- this is super scary but I also laughed my butt off majority of the movie
  55. Neon Demon
  56. The Witch- demonic and unsettling, I felt like I needed to go read the Bible after
  57. American Mary
  58. The Fourth Kind- SCREWWWWWWW THIS MOVIE.
  59. Jaws
  60. The Exorcist
  61. Mama- if your kid has an imaginary friend, maybe don't watch this haha
  62. Let The Right One In
  63. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre- I mean of course!
  64. The Silence of The Lambs
  65. Evil Dead-THE GROSSEST, only horror movie that I almost quit watching
  66. Poltergesit
  67. The Butterfly Effect
  68. Carrie
  69. It Follows
  70. The Shinig
  71. E.T.- screw this movie too
  72. The Omen
  73. Little Nemo's Adventures In Slumberland- not very well known & pretty dark for a kid's movie
  74. The Ring
  75. Frankenstein
  76. The Descent
  77. The Eye
  78. Orphan
  79. You're Next- SO good
  80. Hotel Transylvania- super cute family movie!
  81. The Hills Have Eyes
  82. Shutter
  83. Sinister- creepy but so good
  84. Saw (Series)
  85. The Sixth Sense
  86. The Neverending Story
  87. Paranormal Activity- I slept on my parents floor after going to see the first one LOL
  88. The Purge
  89. Twilight- I'm sorry I had to
  90. Cabin In The Woods
  91. Edward Scissorhands
  92. A Nightmare On Elm Street
  93. Dracula- do you have to sleep with the covers up to your neck? Me too.
  94. Monster House
  95. Frankenweenie
  96. The Corpse Bride
  97. Beetlejuice- this movie scared the Hell out of me as a kid
  98. Kiki's Delivery Service
  99. The Knowing
  100. The Amityville Horror

Painted Mason Jars & Flower Pots DIY

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hello, hello! I don't know about y'all but in San Antonio we have been getting POUNDED with rain! It took me an hour and a half to get to work Monday due to all the road closures and detours. I am happy about the (slight) cool front that accompanied this storm, but it better clear up by this weekend! (It's my birthday <3) I was planning on re-potting several of my plants, but the weather had other plans so instead I settled for an easy DIY I've been planning to do for a while. Painting is so therapeutic for me, especially when it's something simple and for fun. This way I'm not worried about messing up or not getting something perfect. No pressure, just paint! 
You can find these painted Mason Jars all over Etsy for various prices. My mom bought a couple sets for the bathrooms from a lady and that is where I first saw them, so I can't take credit for this idea. But I thought, my goodness how simple and people are paying $40 for a set. You can buy an entire set of Mason Jars for like $8 at the grocery store. Use some old paint or buy some for a few bucks, add some twine and you've got the same thing! 

I use these to hold my toothbrush, makeup brushes, sponges and bobby pins. These would make super cute pen holders (teacher friends hi!) or vases. Throw in your Q-tips and cotton pads. Stick a candle in the bottom. Plant a super cute cactus or use them as a wedding centerpiece! So many possibilities and it's sooooo easy.

 And while I had my paint out, I decided to paint my boring clay pot and give it some personality. I used painters tape to mark off some triangle shapes. Then I went in with a couple of coats of metallic gold. Lastly I added some turquoise because why not?!

Here are all the paint colors I used. I mixed white with the Royal Violet to get a pastel color.



 It's not perfect, but I like that because it gives it personality. This is a Fittonia. Also known as a Nerve Plant or Angel Plant. I love the pink leaves!
Sorry for the blurry pictures! I was trying not to get paint everywhere. 


Remove the screw-lid from your jars unless you want them painted too. 

Paint on the outside. I find putting them upside down is the easiest way to do it. 
See the tiny jar? That's from a garlic container! Haha. Just make sure to wash whatever jars you reuse.

I will probably use these both for plants! If I was doing a bathroom set or desk set I would use one solid color for them all, like my bathroom set below!

After they dry, sand over the brand name gently to get the worn affect. I did not use any primer or sealer for these for this reason. I like them to look a little old. Add a bow with twine or burlap. Boom, done! So cute for so many possibilities. Andddd the chalkboard obsession continues! I made this on a wood round then hot glued some twine to the back. I think these are much more practical and cuter when they are hangable! I use chalkboard markers from Hobby Lobby. They don't come off as easy as chalk but they are way easier to write with and look much bolder. If they don't come off well you can always paint over! Obviously my leaves need some work! Haha. I hope you liked this post and feel inspired to get creative and do some relaxing of your own! Happy Tuesday!



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