Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Recent Life

Recently I have been plagued by this thing I like/hate to call the death cold. It's that cold that starts out with the sniffles and watery eyes and then before you know you are hacking up a lung and sound like a man who tries to be woman. You know what I'm talking about. I know you do.

Here are my other recent things happening/ loving in life:

Hair update- As you can see, I have gone over to the dark side. My hair is officially a mocha brunette. I am LOVING it. If you live in the Utah county area and you are in need of a new hair stylist, check out Kaity HERE. I am SO overly picky with who does my hair. This girl did not disappoint. I haven't been this happy with my hair in a looooong time. So currently and recently I fell back in love with my hair.

TV shows- I am actually a tvaholic. It's not a problem and I swear I can quit at any moment. Don't try to call my bluff on that. Anyways. I am straight up addicted to so many shows right now. So here is my list of recent must watch shows. 

1. Manhattan Love Story. You HAVE to watch this show. I get depressed after each episode when I realize I have to wait an entire week for the next. Good news for you is if you start watching now…you can binge watch like 5 episodes. Go NOW.

2. How to Get Away with Murder. I die. Every single episode. It is so good. Be prepared for some scandyness happenings. And yes that is a word. (it's not)

3. Utopia. You guys…just please do not judge me if you try to watch this. It's horrendous. It's a train wreck you just can't look away from. I'm over it after every episode and then bam next week I just go back for more.

4. Walking Dead. Husband and I stayed up until FOUR in the AM to binge watch season four before season five premiere. I need this show to be over so I can quit having nightmares and thinking people walking in the streets are zombies. It's no good for my health.

5. (yes I am STILL going) Nashville. Mostly I just want to listen to the music ALLLLLL day long. The Gunner guy is also pretty cute. I guess.

I could go on but aren't you guys bored? Ok….I am also re watching every single stinkin' episode of Gilmore Girls. It's a crack up. Every. Time.

New topic…

I am a recent faller in lover of THESE bad boys. I refuse to take them off my sick/weak/shivering sick body. If you don't own a pair…I am truly sorry.

Recently all I can listen to is the Acoustic Evening playlist on Spotify. It is the perfect balance of soothing and depressing. Because I'm sick…and I want to be soothed but I also want to feel bad for myself. So there's that.

A recent discovery on the sick front is that Halls Vitamin C taste like candy. Amazing candy. So I can't be mad about that. Also, Nyquil maximum strength is a horrible idea. 

There are happier recent things in the works over here but I can't focus on them because I am coughing every .25 seconds and also they are a secret. So wait for it!

Now… I am going to go eat cookie butter out of the jar and watch some tv, cause I can, and cause I want to. 

xoxo

Monday, October 20, 2014

Perfect Fall Bundle.







 Cargo Jacket: Pink Blush// Scarf: Shop Strands// Tee: Madewell

I am always in search of new basic staple pieces for each season. This jacket, scarf, and tee are just right! This scarf is the Zara look alike, but from what I've been told it's actually its superior. It's the perfect size and so cozy. I want to wear it with everything! It goes perfectly with this Navy cargo jacket! Also, if you are as much of a lover of a comfy tee like I am then you need this one and now its on sale! Bonus! 

As for life lately…I am currently trying to win the battle over a nasty cold. I have to say, I am NOT a good sick person. I am just so sad that my body would betray me and make me feel blah. So I'm basically just a sad sap all day long feeling bad for myself. Haha. So bring on the Netflix, Hulu, and tea. You will not win this war head cold. You will not.

xoxo

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Piece by Piece by Piece








Tee: Everlane// Leggings: Pink Blush// Watch: Feral Watches// Hat: Pacsun// 
Plaid Shirt: Hubby's closet 


*I am going to walk you through this outfit piece by piece because you deserve to know the amazingness that is each item.*


First off, these leggings. Leggings are a hard find. Good, quality leggings anyways. These ones are just the right amount of thickness and softness. Also, they have a zipper on the side legs that adds a nice touch to show off when you want! Get them. You'll live in them.

Secondly, this t-shirt. Have you ever tried something on and just knew you two were meant to be? That was me and this t-shirt. I plan to own it in every colour and I am already half way there. I also plan to own every item sold by Everlane at some point in my life. I adore them. Good quality, decent prices, and great basics. Adore.

Third, this watch. I have always wanted to be a watch person but I'm picky when it comes to accessories. This watch though. I can't get enough of it. That is all.

Fourth, the hat. It's grey, its awesome, I love it. Enough said. So let's move on the that plaid shirt. Can I tell you that being married has it's perks. Not your obvious perks I'm talking about either. It's that your own wardrobe seems to multiply because all the sudden men's wear isn't just for men. So yah. There's that. 

I love this outfit because every piece in it is brought together to really define my style. I love comfy, love casual, love classy, love chic, love grey, I love fashion! I love the way putting different items on can make me feel. I love that separately I adore each and every one of these pieces and for different reasons. I love that when I bring them all together in to one outfit, I simply feel like me.

What outfit or pieces make you, you?

Happy almost weekend. I honestly can't keep my days straight and had to look at what day it is. I'm tired…

xoxo



Monday, October 13, 2014

Being Canadian in the USA.



We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving yesterday. It's been really hard for me to be away from my family lately. Especially when a holiday rolls around and they are all together...minus me. It stinks. However, sometimes you just have to make the best of things and convince your friends to celebrate another countries holiday. If you include good food, I mean, it doesn't take that much convincing. 

It was perfect. I made a ton of decorations, made yummy yummy food, invited our most favorite peeps, they also brought delicious food, and I took zero pictures. Which husband literally told me was "a blogger epic fail." Thanks hunny. But really, in my mind...the best parties, the happiest moments, they don't show up in pictures. Simply because you are too busy enjoying the food, enjoying the company, and too busy laughing to even think of picking that phone up and taking a picture. So, blogger epic fail? Yup. Totally. Good friend/hostess/ happy person being distracted from homesickness? Total. Complete. Epic. Pass with flying colours. 

I couldn't be a more lucky person. I am so blessed with family who facetimed with me to teach me how to make brussel sprouts, tell me I'm awesome, and remind me they miss me and love me. I am SO blessed with friends who are really my Utah family. Who help me when I am in need. Most times when I don't even need to ask for it. I am so so blessed with amazing opportunities in this life. I am blessed with an amazing husband who gives me highfives and tells me I throw amazing dinner parties, and who humours me with telling me my crafting obsessions look amazing. I am blessed and I am thankful. 

Cheers to all my Canadian loves. I haven't forgotten about you. And yes, a toque is still a toque...even if I call it a beanie.

smooches.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Get Thick Beautiful Lashes with Younique


I've always wanted to do the whole false lashes thing! Thick, long, beautiful lashes with NO effort. What girl doesn't want those! Seems to that its guys that always get those lashes naturally and how unfair is that. They don't even care! 

Anyways, after too many friends having all of their lashes fall out and look like creepy aliens until they grow back…I've been terrified of fake lashes. So regular mascara lashes it is. NOW, I do have some awesome mascara that I love. Full n' Soft is hands down the best drug store mascara you will ever spend seven dollars on. But if you can do better, you do better right? So when the opportunity came to try out Younique 3D Fiber Mascara I jumped on it.

Here is a how to step by step annnnd the results that give you the whole thick, long, beautiful lashes without the side effect of zero lashes alien face afterwards! Cheers to that!

Step 1: Do your makeup in a tree house…kidding..but it is fun...Curl Lashes. My favourite eyelash curler is just a simple one from Revlon. It is awesome.



Step 2: Cover lashes in your favourite regular mascara. Mine is Full n' Soft from Maybelline. Let mascara dry fully.



Step 3: Apply Transplanting Gel.


Step 4: Immediately after the gel you want to apply Younique Natural Fibers. 


Step 5: Enjoy your beautiful thick stand out lashes! Then contact Kamarie for your very own at kamo215(at)hotmail(dot)com 



Now happiest of weekends my lovelies.

xoxo

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mid Week Giveaway!







"Lo, you are an outfit repeater." I'm guilty. Actually I took these pics at the same time as my last post soooo hush and just focus on the fact that this giveaway is awesome. You can check out Jennifer Ahern Art HERE. This is one of my most favourite pieces of art I own. It goes perfectly with my fashion/crafting/clothes room decor and also with my free spirit attitude. It's the best.
Jennifer loves to create watercolors & finer art painting of nature, animals and much more! She has everything from realistic pieces to beautiful imaginative abstracts. Her work is amazing and I know you'll love it just as much as I do! So make sure you visit her site and then enter below for a chance to choose your very own 9x12 piece for your home. 

Oh and happy middle of the week. You got this.

xoxo


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Friday, October 3, 2014

Beanie Season. Fist Bump.








Tee: Clad and Cloth// BFF necklace: Fifth & Mae // Beanie: Ariel(similar)

Truth? I'm really tired this week. I feel like the moments where I get to sit and just be have been few and far between. I relish the moments like right now where I am writing to you from my ever so cozy freshly washed bed sheets, while a delicious candle lights up the room, and acoustic tunes fill my ears and soul. It's been one of those weeks where my soul is aching and for no particular reason than I haven't paid it much attention. That soul of mine, it's just so darn needy sometimes. 

So I think I will wear a beanie all weekend and go roast something over an open flame. That sounds perfect to me. Thank heavens for beanie season and the most comfortable tee I have ever slipped myself into. For real this tee has been worn more days than not and I don't even care! It's cozy and comforting and well that's just what I've been needing. So if you are in that sort of need to…go grab this tee while you still can. Your entire being will thank you for it.

Oh. And hey, happy weekend.

xoxo