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Monday Must Haves: Spring Sneakers

  hallelujah the weather is forecasting sun and sixties this week, something this mama is very much looking forward to. we had snow and cold again this past week and it had me reeling. i am so sick of this “spring” weather we are having. i am trying to remind myself why i live in wisconsin. with nicer weather comes more time spent outside something we are looking forward to after being cooped up inside for so long. wagon rides, bubble blowing, chalk drawing; bring it on! more time outside running after a very active one year old means that i need shoes that allow me to keep up with her and that are comfortable. but remember comfort doesn’t mean giving up style. i’ve rounded up a few of my favorite kicks to share with you to keep you going this spring and summer. from all different brands and price-points you are sure to find something that fits your style! those light blue new balance with hints of yellow are calling, no yelling, my name! …

Monday Must Haves: Luscious Locks

after years of trying to grow out my hair and get it as healthy as it can be, i finally feel like it is in good condition and i am happy with it. i’ve put my hair through the ringer in the past; dying it almost black, bleaching back to blonde, chopping it off, etc. i’ve spent a lot of money at salons and on trying different products and i’m here to share with you a few things that are working for me right now and better yet a lot of them are very affordable and can be found at your local target. although i do have to say my best tip for you on how to get healthy, luscious locks is by not using a product at all, that’s right no product. the big secret…stop washing your hair (i only wash mine once or twice a week). your scalp produces oils (sebum) which have nutrients that help moisturize your hair. by washing frequently you are stripping your hair of those vital nutrients and actually drying it out …

Monday Must Haves: Drugstore Beauty Products

this weeks monday must haves is all about finding great beauty products at affordable prices. i won’t lie, i do love the occasional mac lipstick, nars bronzer and tarte anything, but my budget doesn’t always allow for these pricey beauty greats. that’s where these fine products come in. maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser:  i love using this after i apply my moisturizer, before i put on my makeup. as it’s name says it instantly erases your pores. this product makes my face extra smooth and allows my makeup to glide on effortlessly. revlon colorstay whipped foundation: this is my absolute favorite foundation right now. i would go so far as to say this is probably the only foundation i will be purchasing for a long while! it has a mousse-like texture that goes on so easily and evenly. and one of the greatest benefits, it lasts all day without feeling too heavy. nyx soft matte lip cream: you have to go out and purchase this lip cream now, like right now. it comes in a …

Cyber Monday Deals & Steals

^^^me and my guy, thanksgiving 2014 i would definitely consider myself someone who prefers to do their shopping online versus going to a store. for one we live quite a bit away from any decent malls or places i’d like to shop and also because of the convenience. and who doesn’t love packages arriving at their doorstep?! it’s like christmas early, tearing open those boxes, even if the item isn’t for you; at least that’s the way i feel! i got the majority of my christmas shopping done prior to the deals on black friday and cyber monday, but there are a few things i’m still looking into picking up today. i’ve compiled a list of some great deals from my favorite places to shop for you below. loft – 50% off everything, use code MONDAY madewell – 25% off your entire purchase, use code GIFTON j.crew – 30% full price style + free shipping, use code MONDAY gap – 40% off your purchase, use code CYBER old navy – 40% off your purchase, use …

Sephora Friends & Family Event: Holiday Shopping Begins

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 it’s that time of year again. with seven weekends left until christmas i’ve been trying to get a head start on my christmas shopping. starting early not only helps with my budgeting, but my overall organization and stress levels during the holiday season as well. i am a preparer, a planner and an organizer, which is why shopping early works out perfectly for me. starting early allows me to spread out the spending so we aren’t ‘hit so hard’ in december. it also lets me shop all the deals up until the highly anticipated black friday sales event. i’ve never been much of a wait in line all night get run over by shopping carts black friday kind of gal anyway. speaking of sales with veteran’s day right around the corner you can be sure to find some good discounts this weekend. i know i will be spending some time out and about picking out the perfect gifts for those i love. also, sephora is …

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like most girls i love shopping and there is constantly new things i have my eyes on that i would love to have. while my budget doesn’t allow me to obtain everything i’m currently coveting, it certainly can’t keep me from looking, loving and wanting. here is glimpse into a few things i have been loving lately. 1. sorel the campus tall boot – sorel is a trusted name in the world of boots providing quality, comfort and beauty. speaking of beauty these campus boots are perfect as we move into the cooler parts of fall and early winter days ahead. 2. freshly picked heirloom moccasins – now that i know a little girl is on the horizon these sweet little moccasins are a must for her growing wardrobe. i love the story behind how freshly picked got started as a company and have been a fan for a while now; just waiting for my own little’s arrival to snag a pair myself! 3. ariodante cup & saucer – cooler months equal warmer drinks. i …

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fall is on the horizon and with the change of season and the crispness in the air comes a new list of items i am currently coveting: 1.  Put ’em UP Cookbook – a cookbook dedicated to teaching you how to preserve, can and pickle all your summer goodness! our garden didn’t produce too much aside from peppers this year thanks to late planting and pesky wildlife, however, i plan to step up my game next year. 2.  Linen Tea Towels – not only are linen towels supposed to be more absorbent than your ordinary kitchen towel, but these are also so pretty. perfect for cleaning all those pots full of soups and warm goodness during this chillier time. 3.  Korres Lip Butter – i love korres lip butter (i have this in pomegranate). this balm deeply moisturizes and is great for those with dry lips (me) while also adding a shiny, tinted finish. the wild rose shade is a great accent for the fall and winter seasons. 4.  New Balance Sneakers – these new balance sneakers from …

Wanted (2)

fuji film instax mini 8: best buy; vintage inspired apron: sur la table; hunter glossy rain boots: nordstrom; wifey sweatshirt: ily couture; vintage floral telephone: ebay; the vintage sweets: amazon with my birthday right around the corner i can’t help but have my eye on a few items. the things i have picked out would: – be wonderful spring editions to my home -fill my kitchen with sweet smells and keep me clean while creating -leave my feet dry as the snow begins to melt -warm me up on cool spring evenings -allow me to capture all the memories to come

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with spring on the horizon i can’t help but anticipate all the wonderful things the season will bring; namely pastel colors, floral prints, fresh blooms, warmer weather, and longer days.  i’m excited to start moving away from all the blacks and grays that seem to fill my winter wardrobe and add some color. the change of the season brings about a love for new fun finds, and there are more than a few things on my wanted list for spring. tippy pumps: anthropologie, firefleur maxi skirt:  anthropologie, elephant top: windsor, oversized cardigan: the chic orchard, floral lipstick case: etsy