5 on Friday – Winter Blues

 db7528c5-a5c8-4eb0-9519-22997b018248_zps7d56832d-1

Hello Friday!  Glad to see ya again!

{one}

I am so sick of this weather!  Yesterday was 18 degrees and we got about an inch of snow.  I welcomed this behavior back in December and maybe January.  But now…I am over it and ready to not see my jacket until at least December.

20140207-124748.jpg

{two}

I am obsessed with my super easy vday decor.  Since it’s been so cold, I haven’t been getting out much the past few days so what’s a girl to do?  Valentine’s crafts of course!  I saw this pin with printout hearts and it was as simple as cutting and hanging up.  I used some tiny cute clothespins left over from wedding shower crafts and a ribbon to hang them up.

20140207-124815.jpg

Mental note – update picture frame photos haha

{three}

Since I have been spending a lot of time indoors, it has given me a chance to get some serious use out of the Barre3 DVDs I got for christmas.  I’ve done them 3 days in a row, and I am feeling the burn in my core and arms!

barre3

(via)

{four}

I really hope it warms up before tomorrow morning at 8 am because I am running the Hot Chocolate 15k!  Right now the weather is showing an expected 30 degrees at start time…wonderful!  I just really really hope it is above freezing.  But hey, at least I get a bunch of hot chocolate at the end right?  Totally makes it worth running 9.3 miles for huh? 😉

IMG_2817

I am no stranger to running in miserable weather…time to bust out the ‘ol penguin hat!

{five}

I thought I would cure myself of the winter blues by perusing some of my favorite online stops for sales and found this amazing deal on a Kendra Scott necklace that I think would make an excellent addition to my collection.  For a savings of $128, don’t mind if I do!!!  Plus, I think it would look so pretty with outfits of all seasons!  Last Call always has great deals on Kendra Scott if you catch it at the right time!  Check it out, you won’t be sorry!

ava necklace

(via)

That’s all folks!!  Have a great weekend, and cross your fingers I don’t freeze to death tomorrow morning!!

Heart Signature Cropped

Follow on Bloglovin

Advertisements

Get Pin-spired – January

I am super excited to link up with Sheaffer, Shay, and Mel for their monthly Pinterest inspired linkup.  Over the past year I have looked forward to looking at everyone’s fun outfits on the 1st of every month.  Here are 2 of my favorite “Pin-spired” looks this month:

{Mustard & Plaid}

20140130-172234.jpg

The Pin-spiration (via)

I fell in love with the “mustard” shade last fall/winter and after putting it on hold for most of the summer, I was excited to bust it back out!  Here is my take on the outfit.

20140130-172243.jpg

I did I litte reverse since I don’t own a plaid scarf, but really liked this look for a cold Dallas day!  It will definitly be a repeate outfit before it warms up!

Shirt -Express
Scarf – random mass scarf purchase via groupon (don’t ask haha)
Pants – Limited
Boots – Steve Madden (also seen here)
Purse – recent Target clearance find! 🙂

{Dots, Mint, & Coral}

20140130-172313.jpg

The Pin-spiration (via)

Hey, this outfit matches my blog! 🙂  I have actually owned all of these pieces for awhile, but never paired them together untill being “Pin-spired”!  I really liked how it came together and made me feel springy during the blah of January and I plan to wear it again during spring with a light colored skirt or jeans.

20140130-172324.jpg

Sweater – Old Navy

Shirt – Forever 21

Necklace – Groopdealz

Pants – Express

  Thanks for stopping by!  I can’t wait to see what everyone else has been wearing this month!

Heart Signature Cropped

{Please follow me on Bloglovin!}

5 on Friday!

Oh hey Friday!  Glad to see you again!  I’ve seen many bloggers participate in this link up and thought it sounded fun.

{one}

Today is the beginning of a 4 day weekend for me (yay for MLK day!) and after picking up my Boston BFF Elana we will be headed down 35 for a weekend in Austin with Jenn!  The 3 of us were all roommates in college but all live in separate cities now so I am excited for a fun filled friends weekend!

242

The blonde days of college!

{two}

I’ve mentioned this before, but I am seriously in love with my Crockpot!  I even had a dream about it the other night. I know. #creepy

14232098_120817023000

{three}

I have successfully managed to ruin an entire dozen of eggs trying to experiment with healthy grab and go breakfast items.  Does anyone have tips on how to achieve the perfect hardboiled egg???

{four}

Gev_Caramel_Macchiato_9c_L

(via)

I found a new kcup fav!  Gevalia Caramel Machhiato.  Stop whatever you are doing an go out and buy some!  They are the best homemade-wannabe-coffeeshop-kcups I have tried!  They come w/ a “froth” packet you pour in before you brew and when the coffee comes out it magically turns into a foamy delight!

{five}

I am proud that I have blogged so much this week!  Still trying to figure everything out, but if you are reading…thank you! 🙂

PS You can also follow me on Bloglovin!  {Follow my blog with Bloglovin}

Have a great long weekend!!!

db7528c5-a5c8-4eb0-9519-22997b018248_zps7d56832d-1

Fashion Friday – Mustard

Well I totally meant to post this days ago, but this week got away from me!  I have been a crazy, outfit pinning fool lately on pinterest and decided I really needed to start using my pins for daily outfit inspiration.  I have been obsessed with mustard tones this fall (if you told me this a few years ago, I probably would have said ewwww) and have recently purchased a mustard skirt, and cardigan (seen here!) both from The Limited.  So I have kept my eyes peeled when stalking pinterest to find ways to utilize both.  Which brings us to exhibit A:

(via)

I had all the essentials to create this look so I was pumped!  While getting ready I thought about trying it with my ‘ol faithful Steve Madden boots (that everyone and their mother seems to have – even my Mom has some similar!) and ended up being faced with a decision:

Excuse my creepy mirror selfies…

I instantly was sold on the boots option (mainly because I love the cozy feeling of socks + tights) but plan to utilize the pumps option in the future.  I sorta felt like I stepped out of Nashville, but I was ok with that!  Yay for outfit inspirations!

Shirt – Forever 21 (similar)

Skirt – The Limited

Sweater – Loft, from 2009! (similar)

Tights – Who knows?!  Target I think.

Boots – Steve Madden 

Necklace – Premier Designs (from when I hosted a party last year)

Happy Friday!! 🙂

Friday Favs

Today I am doing my first ever blog link up with one of my fav (former Dallas) bloggers, The Bargain Blonde to share some of my current favorite things:

BIRTHDAY FREEBIES

I have said it before, but I LOVE getting things for free!  Since my birthday was yesterday, my email has been blowing up the past 2 weeks with nonstop deals.  I love it!  So far I have cashed in my free Which Wich, Starbucks, Jason’s Deli, and Yummilicious fro-yo!  I still have a few more to redeem next week and looking forward to it!

 Chiffon Tops

I am seriously obsessed!!  If it’s made of chiffon, I pretty much want it on my body asap.  I actually got a total of 4 for my birthday from my cousins Stephanie and Julie!  One of which happens to be this exact shirt:

(via)

 Animal Print

ROAR! I have always been a fan of animal print and I love how leopard print is everywhere you look these days!  Plus it goes with almost everything and can spice up any outfit!

 Christopher Columbus

Yes, you read that right.  I love him because he discovered America…ok who am I kidding?  I love him because he is the reason I always get a 3 day weekend around my birthday!  Holla for bank holidays!!

(via)

Camp Gladiator

The final week of this session just wrapped up, but I ended up signing up for the next one!  CG STRONG!  Fun fact – CG and I have the same birthday! 🙂

 Instagram

I am such a late bloomer with social networking these days.  I resisted twitter for years and when I finally caved I became a tweeting maniac so it’s no surprise that the same thing is occurring with Instagram.  If you follow me, I am sorry if I am annoying!  🙂

  What are you favorite things this week??  Happy Friday!

Free Coffee Friday!

It’s no secret I LOVE me some freebies! What is it about free things that make them so much better (besides the fact you aren’t sparing any change)?? When I heard from my cousin Stephanie that 7-Eleven was offering free coffee today, I was pumped! Especially because it was a 20 oz size, and because I didn’t really have to go out of my way to get it since there is one I pass every morning (and yes, I usually go out of my way to collect my free goods – don’t judge). After a sweaty bootcamp session, I rolled up to my local 7-Eleven and filled up a red Romney cup with some hazelnut brew!

20120928-103009.jpg

So tasty! I usually make coffee in my keurig, so different flavors are always a treat. I forgot how much I love hazelnut flavored coffee, and since it is now fall I need to stock up! Sad confession – I decided to swing by again before making my commute to the office to top off my bevie, but they were out of hazelnut! 🙂 I settled for some Brazilian Extra Bold and dumped in an extra creamer to weaken it and it was also amazing! Cheers to 7-Eleven! Happy Friday!

20120928-103420.jpg
(this is how I look after drinking 40oz of coffee – jittery JRaab!!)