OUTFIT: A night out

Monday, November 24, 2014


 A couple weekends ago my husband and I got to go out to the theater for a nice date night.  His birthday was last week so my mom bought us tickets to see a live action comic book show and it had a sci-fi theme so he was in dorky heaven. haha!  They projected comic book art onto a screen and 3 actors created the voices for all of the characters.  It was pretty funny because at times they did multiple peoples voices, so it was interesting to see them switch back and forth.

It was REALLY cold so I decided to wear a nice sweater tunic with leggings, a leather jacket, and a skull print scarf....  I was still cold.  I'm such a wimp!  I tied a belt around my waist just to add a little something to it.


 Since the show was comic book related, I assumed there would be some reading of the screen involved, so I brought my glasses.  I don't wear them very often but my husband likes them.  They never really grew on me. lol.

The show was fairly short so we weren't out very long but it was nice just to get out and have some "us" time without the baby.

Has the cold weather hit where you live yet?  Have you seen snow yet?

linking up with: Mis Papelicos, Still Being Molly, Rhea EtCetera, Cha Cha the Fashion Genius and Pink Sole

DIY: Open When... letters

Thursday, November 20, 2014


I've been seeing these "Open When..." cards all over Pinterest and I think they are the cutest and sweetest idea ever!  My husband is the romantic type so I knew he would love this.  

For the people who have never heard of this; you basically create a bunch of different letters for the recipient to open at different times.  You can also fill the envelopes with momentos, memes, candy, anything!  I also made my own envelops just to make them more fun looking then plain old white ones.  

As I was starting this project I realized that my printer was out of ink so I was going to have to create everything by hand.  I was going to fill them with a billion memes and cute animal pictures, so this was a HUGE bummer!  But I guess in the end it made it more personal anyway.


I thought I would share what I filled some of my envelopes with to give you an idea on how to start your own.  Above each picture I will tell you the "topic" of the envelope, and below I will share what I put in mine and give you a few more ideas!

 Open when....

You want to know how much I love you
 Inside: A list of 100 reason why I love you, folded handprint craft: on the front it says "I love you" and inside "This much", Coupon (for whatever you want), love quotes, picture from our wedding day, a personal love letter

You Can't Sleep
 Inside: Hot tea bag, goodnight kisses, a relaxing photo of us at our favorite place, the beach, with a little note of the back

You are super bored
 Inside: here is where it started to get really tricky...I found all of these printouts online BUT my printer wasn't working...so I made them by hand.  Excuse the sloppiness!  Mazes, puzzles, Crossword puzzle, Word search, Random facts

You want to feel like a Superhero
 My husband is a HUGE comic fan so this was a must!! lol!  Inside: I drew a picture of Spiderman and put his head on it, Spiderman mask, Superhero stickers, and a photo of memory of when he was my hero

You are feeling stressed
Inside: Bubble wrap with a note that says "Pop 3+ bubbles as needed", inspirational quotes, stress management tips, mini bottles of alcohol, Coupon for a free backrub, Hersey kisses

Here are a 15 more topic ideas:  Open when...
You need a confidence boost
You are mad at me
You are sick
You miss me
You feel sad
Things get tough
You are worried about the future
You want to know more about me
You're angry at the world
There is a zombie apocalypse
You're feeling naughty
 You need to feel appreciated
You're confused
You need a confidence booster
On special date/holiday/occasion

Have you ever made something like this?  If not, do you think you will give it a try?

linking up with: Modern Pilgrim, Sweet Bella Roos, Artsy Fartsy Mama, Just Us Four, Create With Joy

Sooo I may have an addiction to tribal print...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Do you have a certain print that you just can't get enough of??  I have been going through and purging my closet, and while I was looking I noticed I have A LOT of tribal print.  I mean, it's a problem guys!  I already knew that I had an animal print obsession, but now this?!  Oh man, am I in trouble.

I've styled it on the blog FOUR times already!  That's a lot!  Three of the outfits would be great for Fall/Winter, while the last one is more of a Spring/Summer outfit.

A date day with my hubby in a Tribal Midi Dress with leather jacket and booties

 Tribal dress with booties (sadly, I don't own this dress anymore!)

 My First ever outfit post!! Tribal top, leather jacket, and tall leather boots

And probably my favorite!  The mint top with tribal mini skirt.

Which one is your favorite??  Do you have a favorite print that you can't get enough of??

My 10 favorite angsty girl songs from the 90's

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Man, it was really hard to narrow this list down to just 10!  There were so many good ones from the 90's!  I have every single one of these on my ipod! haha!  I can't get enough of them.  Sometimes you just have to listen to angry girl music.  Here are my favorites:

1.  Alanis Morissette - "You Oughta Know" (1995)

2.  Natalie Imbruglia - "Torn" (1997)

3.  No Doubt - "Don't Speak" (1995)

4.  No Doubt - "Just a Girl" (1995)

5.  Meredith Brooks - "Bitch" (1997)

6.  Lisa Leob - "Stay" (1995)

7.  Tracy Chapman - "Give Me One Reason" (1995)

8.  Fiona Apple - "Shadowboxer" (1996)

9.  Sheryl Crow - "If It Makes You Happy" (1996)

10.  Jewel - "You Were Meant For Me" (1995)

What were some of your favorites from the 90's?  Who was your favorite "angry" female artist?

OUTFIT: Monochromatic

Monday, November 17, 2014


You may remember this top from my shopping post earlier this month.  This is one of my favorite tops at the moment.  It's so soft and comfortable!  

I wore this outfit to dinner with some of my husband's family.  It's a nice dressy outfit while still being casual enough to be acceptable for a casual restaurant.  I dressed it up a little more with a pearl necklace and bracelet.

 Outfit details: Top: Express |  Bottoms:  PacSun, old! |  Bracelet: Premier Designs Jewelry  |  Necklace: super old, I can't remember!  |  Flats: Charlotte Russe

linked up at: Rhea etCetera, Cha Cha the Fashion Genius and Pink Sole, More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express, I do deClaire, Induffinitely Me, Bless Her Heart Y'all

Currently...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Currently I am...

Loving all of my morning snuggles with my little one.

Reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.  It's 662 pages long, so it's definitely going to take me a while but I am loving it so far!

Feeling kind of blah.  Still fighting with this migraines.  Hopefully we can get something figured out soon

Watching The Blacklist.  I'm a couple episodes behind but the show has me hooked for sure.  I've also been watching the first seasons of Orange is the New Black and American Horror Story: Murder House.

Writing a ton of fun new posts for the next couple weeks.  I've been pretty good with scheduling ahead!  Woohoo!  Go me!  lol

Listening to a recording of my father in law's live band show from a couple weekends ago.  My husband is mastering it to a cd for them so they can listen to what changes they need to make and practice with it.  They are really good!  They play stuff like: ZZ Top, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc.

Wanting to be able to give our daughter an amazing Christmas.  Money is tight right now, so I'm getting nervous.  I've been buying a couple little things here and there so hopefully it will all come together

Needing to get off of my lazy butt and throw something in the crockpot for dinner!

Hoping to find a good fulltime office job.  Still!  The hunt continues..

Trying to find an awesome birthday present for the hubby next week!  I've got a couple ideas..

What have you all been up to nowadays??

5 Movies that make me ugly cry

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


1. Up - I've never had a movie completely break my heart within the first couple minutes of the movie before.  Every time he looked at her empty chair I teared up.  So heartbreaking!

2. Armageddon- When Harry tells Grace that he won't be coming back and she has to say goodbye.  

3. My Girl- "Where are his glasses?  He can't see without his glasses!"  Terrible big ugly tears!

4. Rent- When Collin's goes up to say goodbye to Angel and sings the "I'll Cover You Reprise".  Ugghhh...again, big fat LOUD ugly tears.  I'm not the type that cries at much but this gets me sobbing every single time.  I tear up even thinking about it.

5. The Fox and the Hound - Yeah ok, I'm a sissy, but when she has to say goodbye to her little fox and releases him into the wild I cry like a baby.  Yep, my little kid heart was broken

I still haven't seen some of the most popular tearjerkers like: A Fault in Our Stars, Stepmom, A Walk to Remember, etc.  I avoid movies that talk about cancer.  I've lost too many loved ones to cancer so it hits me really hard when I have to watch it in a movie. 

What are some movies that always make you cry?
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