Friday, June 29, 2012

movie star

loving blake's look here. hair. makeup. dress.  all are perfect!

have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

sometimes we all need a little reminder.

"When you're happy like a fool, let it take you over
When everything is out you gotta take it in"


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

trial: part II

last week i talked about my upcoming hair and makeup trial. i shared with you some photos i have saved for my hair inspiration & today i would like to share my makeup inspirations as well.

i want to look like myself, but like the best version of myself! so i'm thinking soft, pink lips, pink/peach cheeks, and a dramatic lash line will keep the feminine, romantic feel that i am going for.

photos via pinterest

trial is today! i'll keep you posted on how it all goes down!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

the vintage bathing suit

i love seeing trends come back around.  one in particular is the vintage style bathing suits that are everywhere this season.

photos via pinterest

so cute! is this something you would wear?


Friday, June 22, 2012

friday things

boy, time sure does fly when i'm not working! it has been my first full week off for summer vacation and i have been loving it.  it really makes me wonder when i got things done around the house- all the cleaning, laundry & errands, when did i have time for that?

in honor of this being my first week off & wednesday being the first day of summer i thought i'd share the things i'm most looking forward to this summer. . .

1. beach getaways

2. summer nights spent outdoors

3. wedding plans, including my own bachelorette party ;)

4. new beginnings

5. getting lost in a good book
 photo 1, my own
photos 2, 3, 4, 5 via pinterest

what are you most looking forward to this summer?


Thursday, June 21, 2012


next week i have my hair and makeup trial.  i am so excited! on the other hand this means it's time to make a decision.  i have been going back and forth about hair styles; i love the look of loose, romantic waves - but at the same time i think a low, loose up-do can have the same romantic feel without taking away from the details of the dress and/or jewelery. 

here are a couple photos i will be taking with me next week for my trial!

all photos via pinterest

happy thursday, friends!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

stripes: in the home

i have been loving striped walls lately.

all photos via pinterest

the color, whether bold or neutral, adds so much character to a room.  is this something you would try in your home?


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

in the kitchen: easy baked chicken

this past weekend was super busy - we didn't even make it to grocery store! so last night i wanted to think of a different way to prepare chicken, something a little more fun that our go-to bbq. so i did an easy, semi healthy, lightly breaded, toaster oven baked chicken breast.  i made this recipe up, so if you are going to try it, feel free to add or leave out whatever you please.

3 chicken breasts
1 egg white
about 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese

1. lightly scramble your egg white and place it in a shallow plate. also place your breadcrumbs in a shallow plate.

2. take your chicken breast one at a time and dip them first in the egg whites, then in the bread crumbs until completely covered.

3. place in a foil lined & sprayed toaster oven pan. at this point i sprinkled some of my favorite spices on the chicken, as well as a little bit of Parmesan cheese; this is, of course, optional! put in the toaster oven at 350* for about 15-20 minutes.

4. i always check the temperature to make sure my meats are completely cooked through.  when finished cooking, enjoy!

i topped the chicken with a little bit of shredded cheese & served it with brown rice and sauteed green beans.


Monday, June 18, 2012

color crush: coral

loving this color for the summer season.  no matter where i see it, it looks perfect!

all photos via pinterest

what's your favorite summer shade?


Friday, June 15, 2012

summer hair

loving these looks lately...which is your favorite?

all photos via

happy weekend!