two!

Monday, April 29, 2013


Her innocence. Her sweet nature. Her ability to love you at the drop of a hat. Her hugs and snuggles.
The list goes on and on! Happy birthday Quinn Madison. You are a little dream and I couldn't love you anymore! I can't wait to watch you grow. Being you're aunt is the most incredible thing in the world! Toto will always love you you big two year old. (How is that even possible?!) 

spring in my step

The weather has been a dream the past few days! (hopefully I didn't just jinx it...)

top:free people (old), jeans: jcrew, shoes: forever  21
School has been so challenging and time consuming, in the best way possible, but hard nonetheless. I am so excited to show you what I've been working on, but I'll save that for another day :) Here's to the start of a new week! xox


tried and true

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I rarely talk about beauty here on the blog, but I LOVE doing hair . Before I decided to become a graphic designer I was debating whether or not to become a hair stylist.  While FIDM may have won out, I still am very much in love with all things hair. Here are my favorite "tried and true" products xo

What are your favorite products? Also, go enter this rad giveaway I'm a part of! 

mini

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

With a little style mixed in there. She'll be two in less than two weeks. 
I.just.can't.

(top: target, bottoms, h&m, shoes: converse)

love her to the moon! and back. ten times...

my go-to look

tank: nasty gal (inside out), blazer: urban outfitters, jeans: hudson, shoes: aldo (similar)
This outfit is me down to a t (pun intended) down to the messy bun. My hair is getting so long, and I may bite the bullet and chop it off. Julia over @ Gal Meets Glam may have inspired me a little ;) we'll see if can muster up the courage. What do you think?  

And just cuz this might be my new favorite iphone picture: 

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Happy Wednesday! We're almost there...the weekend is in sight! xo 

peppy peplum

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

top: urban outfitters ring purse necklace, jeans: jcrew, watch: michael kors, shoes: steve madden 
No other peplum top has felt as effortless as this one right here. T-shirt material? Count me in!
I'm in the market for a new camera (didn't you know mom? ;)) and start my photography class tomorrow at school! Coincidence? I think not...Anyone interested in a Canon Rebel?
p.s. These are the jeans I mentioned yesterday. Obsessed is an understatement.

My heart aches for all those suffering in one way or another from the Boston bombing. My thoughts and prayers are with you! If this has taught me anything it's how precious life is. I find solace in the fact that after the explosions, there were more people running towards the site of the blast than running away from it. That our first instinct as human beings is to help those who are hurt before we help ourselves....I'm choosing to be powerfully positive on a negative day.

i was made for sunny days

Monday, April 15, 2013

tank: urban outfitters, jeans: jcrew, jacket: foreign exchange (loving this one!), shoes: converse, knuckle ring: urban outfitters, purse: urban outfitters 
This weekends weather was so strange! One day warm, the next bitter cold and rainy. I took advantage of the sun (even with the chill in the air) and busted out my new skinny jeans from J.Crew. I've gotta say this is my first purchase, and I may or may not have loved the way they fit so much that I bought them in a dark wash denim too. I don't know, I guess you'll have to check back tomorrow to see ;) 

Hope this week treats you well! xo

mini style

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

There are a few things I'm fairly certain of:

1. Getting to spend my long spring break with this living doll
 has been more than memorable. (I go back tomorrow and am
 super excited!)
(tee:target//leggings:h&m//headband:old navy)
2. There is nothing cuter than a messy baby bun. NOTHING!
3. Forgetting your memory card and being forced to use your 
phone instead is way up there with getting in that car crash. 
Sucks! (ok I'm a little dramatic...)

Hope the weather wherever you are is half as beautfiul as ours! Amazing I tell you! xo

hometown carnival

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Much to our surprise, this weekend was our towns carnival! Either we didn't pay
too much attention years prior, or now we just make extra sure we find fun for Quinn.
Regardless, a few tears were shed on her part when it came time to head home for
a nap. I think it's safe to say she's obsessed with the ponies!
 I was bummed too Q! Until next time...
Excitment at its finest!
then it was time to head home...
Hope your weekend was fantastic!! xo

The Do's and Dont's of Eating Out

Friday, April 5, 2013

If you've been following this blog for a little while, you may be well aware
that eating healthy is something I'm very passionate about.  I eat most of
my meals at home, but every once in a blue moon (ok, like once a week) I like
to go out for dinner. Sushi to be exact.
You might think sushi is good for you, no matter what kind. Fish? 
GREAT for you! Rice and soy sauce...not so much.

I've decided to compile a list to help you have an amazing and yummy dinner without blowing all the hard work you've put in all week! Summer and bikini season is right around the corner ladies, so listen up ;)



Ladies: STAY AWAY! Soy sauce = sodium = salt = retaining water!
No one wants to look bloated come swimsuit time. 
Opt for some ginger or wasabi instead! 
This is where you can get easily fooled. Rolls sound healthy and are packed with
veggies and fish (good for you), but the white rice does nothing for you, 
except add extra calories (bad for you).
Opt for brown rice or cumber wrapped rolls instead!
(and because just telling you what you can't eat is down right cruel:)
Sashimi is my go to seafood fix! No rice to make you feel overly full, just some
good ole raw fish.vitamin. It is an excellent source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and 
other nutrients. My favorites? Salmon, tuna, and yellowtail.  

Non-sushi lovers may not find this helpful ;)

1/2//3

mini style

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

top:target//shorts:h&m//shoes:converse
I wish these little "messenger" shorts came in my size! This little bunny always
gets the cutest digs. Guess I can't be too jealous, she pulls them off way better
than any taller human could ;) I do love that she is letting me dress her more
and more and doesn't scream her little head off when I try to to put on her 
shoes and socks. I'd say that's a start, right? 
And one more for good measure ;)

spring has sprung.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

(top: free people//skirt:nordstrom//flats:steve madden//jacket:hudson//glasses:vintage)
 
 I think it's safe to say Spring is officially here to stay! (but don't take my word
for it...I'm usually not spot on when it comes to weather.) Nonetheless, I am 
taking full advantage, and I think you should to!
Grab a jean jacket to layer over your favorite graphic tee and maxi
skirt (adore this one too!) and you're ready to roll.

What are some of your go to staples for spring? xo
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