With a Strawberry on Top

6 Apr


When I was living in Gainesville, I realized I had developed a habit when stress became too overwhelming. I baked.  My roommate was always able to tell when I was stressed out because there would be a delicious double layer red velvet  or pineapple upside down cake sitting on our kitchen counter. After a long hectic week, I found my coworker’s birthday as the perfect opportunity to relieve some stress and do something nice. Voila! The strawberry cupcake, really simple and looks adorable. Guranteed to put anyone in a great mood.

Lacey Sunday Nail Art

1 Apr

This weekend was surprisingly eventful and relaxing. Saturday I attended an 80s themed birthday party where I rocked the white socks and black loafers Jackson style. Sunday was a nice relaxing day by the pool and of course, nail art! This lace pattern is one of my favorite designs to use. It may sound silly but beautifully designed nails gives my Mondays a little bit of excitement that gets me through the day.

80s Style Inspiration

31 Mar

So I just found out my neighbor is having a surprise party in which the theme is one of my all time favorite, 80s! This is a great opportunity to round up some killer styles that ruled the decade and reminisce on those classic films like Pretty in Pink.

Colorful Tip Nail Art

31 Mar

The past few Sundays have been unintentionally dedicated to trying different nail art. Last Sunday I tried the above design and it seemed to be a crowd favorite. I was so excited to find out Fashionista.com posted my photo to their nail art section, so check it out! I just love the pastel tips against the neutral nail, very feminine and Spring appropriate! One of my favorite designs right now are polka dot nails. Tomorrow, I’m excited to try something different. I’m always up for suggestions:) Have a great weekend and stay tuned tomorrow for some more adorable nail art.

 

Pinterest

4 Mar

Ever since my friends got me addicted to Pinterest last year, that’s all I have been hearing about. I’m excited to hear that brands, designers and small businesses are starting to embrace this unique site. Recently I’ve been pinning inspirations for home design.  Now that I’ve graduated, I’m looking forward to buying my own humble abode. There’s still some time until I can settle into my own place but I’m a big planner so I thought it would be wise to start brain storming now. I’m starting completely from scratch, from the furniture to the silverware, so I’ve got a lot of work to do. Pinterest will be an important tool in organizing my ideas. I’ve already created a board for bedding and wall decor, but many many more will follow. I think this is going to be so much fun! Pinterest is helping me build my first home.
I encourage you to follow me on Pinterest and like my posts to help me decide what products, colors and patterns to choose for my new place. I will gladly follow back.

Nail Art

27 Feb

Here’s a little dose of fancy to start off the week. After eight long days of work, I finally had some time to pamper myself. Nail art is one of my favorite things to do when I want to wind down. I’ve seen dozens of tutorials and always thought it was too complicated to create neat designs. However, after one trip to the cosmetic store, I found out that with the right tools, anything is possible. In fact, I think that goes for all things in life =)

Have a wonderful week!

{ Revlon Peachy }

Valentine’s Day Gifts

4 Feb

Usually I’m really excited for Valentine’s day, especially since my birthday is the day before. There is something about the abundance of chocolate and red hearts that gets my all giddy. These past few years however, I haven’t been excited for V day at all. It just seems to be another thing I have to think about. But this year I’m doing something different, I’m not going all out on a Valentine’s day gift but instead getting my Valentine something simple. There’s so much stress over ‘the gift’ that people forget what it’s really about, love.

While brainstorming my simple yet sweet gift idea, I came up with a list of things that I think would make anyone happy.

{For her: A new notebook with a little something written by you inside telling her how much you love her. }

{ For him & her: A personalized coupon book that you can make yourself to say anything you want. Be creative ; ) with it. }

{ For him & herScandal Body Massage Oil & Candle. Who would turn down a back rub, seriously? }

{ For him: a personalized photo frame for his nightstand or desk. }

{ For her & him: a photo collage is always a unique & fun gift that’s very personal. Plus its always so fun looking back at all the good times. }

{ For him & her: I don’t care how cliche it is, chocolate for any occasion is great, and you can’t go wrong with Lindor Truffles! }

{For him & her: My personal favorite, homemade chocolate covered strawberries, while spending quality time together }

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