Fashion

15 Blue & Black Dresses

In honor of the dress that broke the internet, I thought I’d give you a look at 15 dresses that are irrefutably blue & black.

01. High Neck | 02. Ribbed Body-Con | 03. Brocade | 04. Long Sleeved | 05. Colorblocked Scuba |06. Bandeau |07. Body-Con Bardot | 08. Pleated Leopard | 09. Lace Applique | 10. Blue Black Print | 11. Embroidered Denim | 12. One Shoulder | 13. Printed Shift | 14. Twist-Back Colorblocked | 15. Watercolor Print

And as a bonus for those of you that did not see the dress as blue & black, here’s a white & gold number.

White Gold Stamping Long Sleeve Bodycon Dress

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Personal

Words of Wisdom

“If you have a good idea, get it out there. For every idea I’ve realized, I have ten I sat on for a decade till someone else did it first. Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.”

— Joss Whedon

Do you have any ideas you’re ready to make happen?

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Food

Who’s Hungry

Happy Monday Babes! Hope you had a relaxing weekend.

Here’s what’s cooking this week.

  1. Sausage-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (#43) from Food Network Magazine
  2. English Cheddar Burger (#14) from  Food Network Magazine
  3. Lentil Spinach Soup from The Garden Grazer
  4. 5-Ingredient Chili from Gimmie Some Oven
  5. Chimichurri Chicken Thighs from Inspired Taste

What are you making this week?

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Food

Herbaceous Cocktails

Here’s a look at some serious herbal hard stuff sure to get you into the TGIF spirit. Cheers!

  1. Rosemary Rhubarb Cocktail from Slow Mama
  2. Basil Jalapeño Margarita from What Katie Ate
  3. Black Beauty from One Martini
  4. Thyme & Pink Grapefruit Greyhound from  Freutcake
  5. Meyer Lemon and Sage Hot Toddy from Katie At The Kitchen Door

What’s your favorite cocktail herb?

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Beauty, Fashion, Home, Personal

Currently Coveting

  1. Faux Leather Platform Clog $35, Forever 21
  2. Platform Faux Leather Mules $38, Forever 21
  3. Faux Leather Pointed Loafers $35, Forever 21
  4. Giorgio Armani Sì $90 for 1.7oz, Sephora
  5. Urban Decay Naked Palette $54, Sephora
  6. Clinique Moisture Surge $39 for 1.7oz, Sephora
  7. Hammered Copper Mugs $37 for 2, Amazon
  8. Rotary Peeler $13, Joseph Joseph
  9. Menu Chunk of Marble Candleholders $70, Danish Design Store
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Food

Who’s Hungry

Happy Monday Babes! Hope your Valentine’s Day weekend was lovely.

I know I indulged in multiple doughnuts & pastries in celebration, so I’m glad to be getting back to those more well-rounded weeknight meals.

Here’s what’s cookin’.

  1. Shawarma Chicken Bowls w/ Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette from The Iron You
  2. Pesto Pasta (#19) from  Food Network Magazine
  3. Lemon Risotto from Smitten Kitchen 

What are you making this week?

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Food, Seasonal

Valentine’s Day Goodies

Here’s a collection of sweet and savory treats sure to fill you (and your tummy) with love.

  1. A “Hearty” Breakfast from The Dating Divas
  2. Salad w/ XO Cheese from workmanfamily
  3. The Paloma from BS’ in the Kitchen
  4. Slice n’ Bake Valentine Heart Cookies from Lauren’s Latest
  5. Easy Mixed Grill from Better Homes and Gardens
  6. Valentine’s Popcorn from Gimmie Some Oven
  7. Roasted Heart Potatoes from Haniela’s
  8. Meringue Kisses from Bakerella
  9. Heart Shaped Caprese Salad from education.com
  10. Cheery Cheesecake Shooters from The Pioneer Woman
  11. Love You Potpies from Taste of Home
  12. Sugar-Free Valentine’s Snacks from Two Kids Cooking
  13. Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts from Hungry Happenings
  14. Chicken Soup with Heart-Shaped Carrots from Sophistimom
  15. Spiced Pomegranate Cocktail from Honestly Yum

What are you cooking up for Valentine’s Day?

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Food

Who’s Hungry

Happy Monday Babes! Hope your week is off to a good start.

We’ve got the last of the Valentine’s Day posts coming this week, which means the day is almost here!

For now, here’s what’s cookin’.

  1. Chocolate Chia Smoothie from Gimmie Some Oven
  2. Warm Pasta-Bean Salad from  Food Network Magazine
  3. Breaded Chicken Cutlets from Martha Stewart
  4. Sliders with Red Onion Marmalade from Curtis Stone
  5. Blood Orange Curd from Cupcake Rehab

What are you making this week?

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Design, Seasonal

Valentine’s Day Wallpapers

Happy Friday Babes!

As part of my Valentine’s Day series, I created 4 lovely wallpaper designs to make your desktops, tablets, and phones a little more festive.

Click on an image to launch the gallery then select “view full size” to open the full size wallpapers.

Kiss Me Wallpapers

Kiss Me Desktop Wallpaper

Kiss Me Desktop Wallpaper

XO Wallpapers

XO Desktop Wallpaper

XO Desktop Wallpaper

Floral Wallpapers

Floral Desktop Wallpaper

Floral Desktop Wallpaper

Love Wallpapers

Love Desktop Wallpaper

Love Desktop Wallpaper

Which wallpaper is your favorite?

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Beauty, Fashion, Food, Home, Personal

January Favorites

January sure did zip by in a flash! It feels like I just wrote up my December favorites.

Here’s a look at some goodies I was feelin’ this past month!

Beauty Faves

Moroccan Smooth Perfection Blow Out Cream from OGX

What I like most about this product is that you can use it on your damp hair before you blow out your locks, or you can add it in to dry hair for frizz relief. This cream smells really nice and floral, and it doesn’t leave you hair looking greasy. Plus, it’s also a heat protectant, so there’s no need for multiple styling products.

Nail Enamel in the color Seductive from Revlon

That photo really doesn’t do this color justice. It’s a deep, rich purple that looks fairly close to black. I wore it twice in January because it’s such an easy, wearable color (if you like to wear dark nail polish). It also pairs really nicely with a lighter purple glitter polish over top. For New Year’s Eve, I wore it with this glitter polish from Wet n Wild and it was very festive.

Fashion Faves

Women’s Color-Block Sneakers from Old Navy

I’ve been shopping around from some minimal style sneakers for casual wear, but I hadn’t been able to find anything I loved at a price I also loved. My babe, Bekah, needed some new work slacks, so we headed into Old Navy. I spotted some clearance shoes and found these gorgeous burgundy sneakers. They were such a great deal, (reduced to $6 a pair!!), so I bought a pair in both the red and black.

Classic Tasseled Solid Scarf from Forever 21

The name says it all. This scarf is a perfect, classic option. It’s a good size and very soft. This scarf really makes a great addition to any wardrobe since it’s available in 5 different, neutral colors.

Food Faves

Dark Chocolate Truffles from Godiva

My boo ate all the milk chocolate truffles in about a week when I bought them last, so I opted for the dark chocolate ones this time round in an attempt to deter him from scarfing them all down. It didn’t work. These truffles are luscious chocolate wonders, and they make a sneaky late night treat.

WafflePro Express Waffle Maker M840B from Chef’s Choice

I had been wanting a waffle iron for a bit, and my boo’s parents picked up on that fact and gifted me this waffle iron for Christmas. I’ve already made blueberry waffles, banana nut waffles, and lemon poppy seed waffles. I can’t get enough!

Home Faves

Assorted House Plants from Lowe’s

I needed to bring some greenery into the apartment to liven up my winter spirits. I potted the green babes in various recyclables and one actual planter. They really bring the space to life and help bring some color to the white winter surroundings.

Personal Faves

Diet Doodle Diary from Amazon

Trying to stay on track with eating healthy and staying active is made much more fun with this diary. The book has charts for weekly food and exercise logging as well as fun activities for reflection and motivation. The adorable illustrations add a casual and comfortable element to the diary that feels very personal. If you’re looking for a non-human “buddy” in your health/fitness journey, I suggest you pick up a copy of the Diet Doodle Diary.

 What are some of your January favorites?

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