Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Top Five Things From November

I'm so glad to be blogging again. Here are my top five loves from November. Here are some picture from my month.
The first exciting thing from November is my college dreams, that went from this:
To this:
To this: aka my excited /shocked face

Let me just say it has been a pretty eventful month and since it is the first day of December it seems like the perfect time to recap my month.

1. I got accepted to Baylor University!!! 
2. I had about 5 Thanksgiving dinners.
3. My family and I decorated my house for Christmas and put our Christmas Tree up.
4. I'm on my last two weeks of school until Christmas break!!
5. I love my new camera and am considering starting a photography business.

I hope you have had a great month too!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I'm Back!!

I'm back! After a month off from blogging, I'm ready to get back to it. I really enjoyed my month long blogger break. I had a lot of fun and I'm already putting together a recap of my month off. I got a lot done in my personal life during the month and I am super excited for Christmas break which means another break from school. I have finals next week and then freedom and a whole lot of Christmas shopping to get done.
This is my punk face/ ready for Christmas break face

 Well, I'll be posting my November beginning of December recap next week and it will be filled with all of my exciting news.

Friday, November 1, 2013

You are Beautiful!!--Crown of Beauty

Hey girls! Today I want to share with you a problem that is very dear to my heart...the problem of media making girls feel no self worth. As a Christian I believe that no matter what the media tells you, you are beautiful!! As Christians and women I believe that it is important for us to tell other they have worth and to stop living behind the shield of media and what they tell you is beauty, because their wrong!

The Crown of Beauty Magazine, is am online magazine that is focused on helping Christian women know that they have worth and that they are beautiful and that the world can not define what beauty is. It's a magazine that I'm so excited to share with you about! Here's a brief summary of what the Crown of Beauty Magazine is all about by Livy, the editor of the magazine.
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past fifteen years of your life, or dwell on an Amish farm out in the hilly countryside, you've probably noticed the way in which the media has a special gift for making girls feel ugly and inadequate. We've all suffered through those nauseating T.V.
advertisements in which an underwear model poses, pursing her pouty lips, as her hair blows wildly from a fan. After watching such ads I roll my eyes and try not to laugh. I mean, how lame do the marketers think that I am?! (It's like those drug advertisements that list the deadly side effects, such as hearing loss or your nose falling off, while they show happy old couples flying kites, and walking puppy dogs.)

I'm sure you've picked up on the trend in many teen magazines. The words on the glossy cover shout, “Boost Your Self-Confidence! Six Tips To Loving Yourself!” Yet by the time you flip to page ten, you've already seen a dozen perfect faces and bodies posing for makeup advertisements, which drained away all confidence you were hoping to get from their pep-talk article.

 Every girl has noticed what's going on. We're not immune to it. But have we ever recognized what's going on around us as a targeted attack on our beauty as females?

The sickening plot has been dreamt up, and skillfully executed by the enemy of our souls, Satan. He has always hated girls. Ever since the Garden of Eden, he has been attacking Eve and his daughters with lies that spew like fire out of his dragon mouth.

The purpose of this disgusting scheme is to convince God's chosen daughters that they are worthless. The familiar scenery of the hour we live in, the set on this stage, and the cast of characters in this story remind me of what unfolded in Esther's day. Esther’s story is a dramatic tale that all of us love. An ordinary, average, orphan girl was called to play a magnificent role in the Kingdom, and God used her to release her entire generation from destruction. Just like Esther you were called into the kingdom for such a time as this.

Girl, your adrenaline-pumping, high-action, story of greatness is unfolding. You living in the midst of this BEAUTY-saturated generation for a purpose, and that purpose is not to remain silent and be destroyed. There is no need for fear because we know how this story ends. The victory is not in jeopardy, it already belongs to Christ. He is calling you to walk with Him into this adventure.
Will you join your Christian sisters and discover what's going on behind-the-scenes in the modeling industry, Hollywood, the media, and cosmetic companies? Many of these avenues have added insult to injury , as thousands of young girls just don't feel like they measure up. Discover the unique role that we have as young women in combating this attack on our generation! You have been given a powerful influence and are called to play a meaningful role. Be both challenged and encouraged in this powerful new recourse for Christian girls, an online magazine, Crown of Beauty Magazine. Crown of Beauty is releasing their first FULL downloadable issue on Friday November 1st, 2013! This issue includes articles and interviews with some wonderful young women! Including, Jenny Simmons of Addison Road, Sarah Ross from Everlife, Rachel Lee Carter author of Modeling Christ, and Kylie Busitti, a former Victoria's Secret Model, who walked away from her glamorous career to obey God's call and be an example for girls everywhere! Recommended for teen girls ages 13+.

If you decide you’d like to order The Beauty Issue, it costs $4.99. Now, this is the first time we’ve charged anything to our readers, but this issue took a lot of hard work & it’s totally jam-packed! But if you don’t want to purchase anything...no worries! We have lots of free content on our site! http://www.crownofbeautymagazine.com/


Thanks so much Livy!

Make sure to check out the Crown of Beauty Magazine! It is brand new and full of beauty tips and tricks and advice for living a Christ centered life!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

Heyoo friends! It is time for the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #36! Link up to gain new followers on GFC or bloglovin'!

Promote this blog hop by putting the button on your page, or throwing a shout out at the end of your post today or tomorrow. The more link ups we have the more our blogs will grow! Invite a friend, tweet it, or let your Facebook friends know! :)

Make sure to follow the hosts and co-hosts!

PS- I have some great giveaways going on right now and coming up! Scroll down to check them out and stay tuned also!

Have fun and meet some friends!

Megan from The Big Megowski

Caroline from Love, Caroline Blog 

Brittney from Teaberry Trails 

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bohemian Wrap (No Heat Curls)

This is one of my favorite hipster hairdos. It's so cute and it is also a way to curl your hair without using heat. I've been doing my hair like this for about two years now and I absolutely love it! It makes super cute curls and all you have to do is sleep or just go about your day. So, here's how I do the bohemian wrap.

Materials Needed
  1. Headband (1-2in long)
  2. Bobby pins
  3. Hair spray
1. Have dry or slightly damp hair. (For no heat curls you need to have slightly damp hair that has been brushed).
2. Grab a headband that is about 2-3 inches wide. (The bigger the headband the bigger the curl).
3. Place the headband over your hair, right about your ears and push/pull up your hair on the top to add volume.
4. Grab an inch of hair on the left side of your hair and pull it behind the headband. Then grab another inch of hair and added to the inch of hair you just pulled behind your headband and repeat the process until you have reached behind your ear. (the tighter you pull your hair, the tighter the curl will be).
(It should look like this after 2-3 strands of hair have been combined.
5. Then repeat the same process on the other side of your hair and stop behind your ear.
6. Then after completing both sides place all of your hair on both sides together and wrap the whole section of hair behind the headband and pull tightly. (I've noticed that since my  hair has gotten longer it's harder to do this part unless and do the left and the right section of hair 2-3 more twists past my ear and then combining the two sections).
7. Then, when you have reached the end of your hair, tuck the leftover hairs behind the headband. (You may need 1-2 bobby pins to secure the last few hairs).
8. And, your finished! You can put hair spray in your hair if you want to hold down fly away hairs or make it messier and pull different pieces out. *If your trying to get the no heat curls, just sleep on your wet hair and in the morning take out the headband and you will have the curls. The curls are amazing and with a touch of hair spray you should be ready to go out.
This is one of my favorite looks and I would love to hear your thoughts on the hair style.
It's a fresh, cute and new style that I haven't seen any one else wear, and I receive tons of compliments every time I wear my hair this way.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Brights: Green + Blue

Top: Target
Pants: Target
Shoes: Amazon
Necklace: Charming Charlie

I have a confession, I've not really been up to blogging much lately and am going to be backing off in how many posts I do a week. I focusing on trying to do 2-3 post per week right now. I really love blogging, but it's starting to affect my personal life, and my school work, so I'm just going to be lightening by blogging load  a bit.

Ok, now on to my outfit post. This look is a fall look I put together. It is still super hot in Texas and feels like it's still summer, so I just paired some subtle colors and added the oxfords and the owl necklace to give it that fall feel. I'm not even kidding about the weather in Texas. It's been in the 90s all month except for about 3 days and I am so ready for fall weather to get here!

Thanks again for being so patient with me and letting me slow down on blogging.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Riding Boots

1. Burnished Red Riding  Boots Target $74.99
2. Brown Boots Target $39.99
3. Black Riding Boots Target $49.99
4. Black Riding Boots Target $19.98
5. Brown Riding Boots Target $34.99
6. Brown Riding Boots Target $29.99

These are all super cute riding boots, but I love 1 and 4 and 5 the best! It's still really hot in Texas but I'm hoping it cools off soon! I just can't wait to wear warmer clothes be able to walk outside and actually say it's cold! Until then, I guess I'll just be dreaming of cold weather.
What are your favorite riding boots?

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Ponytail Unicorn Braided Bun

I am all about cute creative buns and this is one of those hairstyles. I've never seen any one wearing a bun like this and they are so easy to make and the style to me looks like it takes a lot of time and effort to get it but in reality it only take 2 minutes!

I believe that every braid, or twist can be made into a cute bun and I love trying out cute hairstyles. Usually I stand in front of my mirror, and just mess with my hair and figure out what hairstyles I can come up with and this is one that I thought was super cute.

Here's how you make it.

Materials Needed
  1. Hairbrush
  2. Hair ties
  3. Bobby Pin/ hair clips
  4. Hair spray
This look can be done on any hair type, especially curly hair.
1. Braid your hair into a unicorn braid. You can find my hair tutorial here
2. Next just grab your braid and wrap it around itself until it resembles the messy bun you want. I like to wear my buns big, so I usually wrap the braid really loose around itself and then pin it in place with bobby pins.
3. And there you have a cute new messy bun!

I hope you give this look a try. It is so cute and perfect for fall!

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

All About the Flats

1. Blush Ballet Flats Target $14.99
2. Pale Peach Ballet Flat Target $19.99
3. Torquoise Ballet Flat Target $9.98
4. Canvas Ballet Flats Target $10.48
5. Yellow Leather Flats Target $39.99
6. Maroon Ballet Flats Target $19.99

Flats. Seriously enough has been said. They are amazing and so cute and can really add that pop of color to an outfit or that edginess to your style. I'm loving #'s 1, 2 and 5 right now. I'm all about the pinks and that yellow is perfect for fall. I've seen so many cute outfits with pale pink flats that are just completely adorable.The yellow flats are just something that adds that pop of color to any fall outfit and they are so cute and I just love the different designs on flats, like spikes, flowers, glitter, and sequins. I'm super excited for fall and can't wait to whip out all my cute flats that go perfect with my fall style!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bolds: Pink + Blue

 Top: Walmart (Yes, miracles do happen and Walmart has come a long way in style)
Bottoms: Target
Oxfords: Amazon
This outfit has been one of my favorites this summer. The colors are so bold and just really make the outfit pop. I'm really loving mixing blues and pinks this summer and the simpleness of this outfit just blows me away. The shoes are some of my favorites for this look. I shared with you about my ultimate love of oxfords two weeks ago and these are my oxfords. They are brown suede and are absolutely adorable and add a whole other dimension to this outfit with the texture.

Also, I've been working on some new cute hairstyles and this one I just adore. It's super easy and simple and is basically a side twist into an inside out side pony. This is just a fun chic hair style and it really pulls the outfit together.

I would love to hear some of your favorite styles that you enjoyed this summer and what your looking forward to wearing this fall.

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