If there’s something that Tampa, FL knows how to do, it’s throw a state fair. I can’t remember the last time I went to the Strawberry festival… I must have been just a kid. So when I heard it was back in town, I couldn’t resist! I’m almost embarrassed to admit just how much fun I had playing carnival games, betting on our favorite 4H contestants, and stuffing my face full of funnel cake.
A few weeks ago, my parents visited my grandmother at her retirement home in Virginia. On that visit, my mom must have had plenty of time to think about her own self and how she would like to be cared for after she can no longer care for herself, because when I opened up my inbox the next morning I had a letter entitled, “For when I am really old.” I can just picture her now, sitting on her mother-in-law’s worn sofa, the “Notes” app open on her iPhone 5, thinking which child would most appreciate this humor. Of course, I’m the overly sentimental one in our family, so the honor went to me. Her letter read:Continue Reading
Although summer is here, I couldn’t get myself to put away my jackets and boots just yet. So with a little Urban Outfitter-esque inspiration, I paired a military style jacket (Loft) with a chambray button down (J.Crew) and gray suede booties (Urban outfitters) for a great Saturday morning at Jacksonville’s Riverside Arts Market, our favorite “Market under the bridge”!
Despite what you may think, you don’t need Photoshop to create fancy graphics. All you need is the right lettering! Here are a few of my favorite FREE downloadable fonts.
I’ve become obsessed with gold recently, it’s my miracle color. Anything you have that’s starting to look a little lackluster just needs a quick coat of gold paint and it immediately looks brand new. Old candle votive that is starting to varnish? Paint it gold! Sad looking office trash can you’ve had forever? Paint it gold! Cheap and boring quickly turns into chic and trendy with just a quick go over. So when my best friend graduated from college the other day, I wanted to make her a little graduation / housewarming gift. I got these inexpensive white mugs and salt & pepper shakers then Continue Reading
We made it! Winter is finally over and spring is in the air (here in Florida at least). The sun is out and it’s time to trade in those knits and wools for silks and linens. A Saturday morning this beautiful warranted a trip to our favorite local farmers market. What better way is there to get into the Easter spirit? So I donned my spring colors and spent the morning walking through Winter Park, watching children immersed in Easter activities, and stocking up on fresh fruits and veggies. And of course the morning wouldn’t have been perfect without a breakfast bagel-wich…
Alright guys, whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. During this time of year my favorite thing to do is whip up a batch of something delicious for that special someone because, come on, who doesn’t like food?! And because Edible Arrangements are so pricey, I prefer to make my own Valentine’s Day treats. After lots of research and even more trial and error, I thought I’d share some of my favorites that are both simple and delicious!
If you have yet to incorporate these magical hair twists into your daily life, do yourself a favor and run to your closest convenience store a pick up a pair right now! Whether you want a small tight chignon or a messy bun, these are all you’ll need. As easy to take out as they are to simply twist in, there is nothing besides your own two hands that will cause these to come out. Don’t have a hair tie? Use these before you do any physical exercise and you won’t have to worry about your hair falling out. The best part is that you no longer have to use 9,000 bobby pins to secure your look! Continue Reading
While on Pinterest the other day, I came across these stretchy knotted headbands and knew that I had to have one … or five. After my credit card info had been entered and I was about to place my order it hit me. I’m in college, I can’t afford to dish out 30 bucks for a few inches of stretchy fabric!
I couldn’t bring myself to do it without at least trying to make them myself. So I marched my little broke behind over to Jo-Ann Fabric and bought half a yard of 2 types of knit fabric (the stretchy stuff) for $9 each. And after a little playing around I ended up finding a simple way to create my own
You don’t always need color to grab someone’s attention. The perfect combination of neutrals can create a beautiful, elegant, and well — simply sophisticated — look. Just be sure to add varying shades to create depth and you can’t go wrong!