Sunday, August 12, 2012

Move In Weekend

This past weekend has been an exhausting one! We moved into our new place on Friday and it was an all day thing! But, the good thing is that we got almost everything in on Friday and some things trickled in throughout the weekend. But, boy do my feet hurt!

My mother-in-law gave us this beauty. We are going to hang it over our couch since we have so much wall space to cover.

This was how it looked on Saturday

I got blinds for our bedroom because the light in the morning was awful

I got this from my parent's house and it is where i am keeping my baking supplies

The first time I did laundry in a communal place. I am finally getting the college experience 

This is the progress I made on my desk. My parents bought that desk for me when I was in the third grade! I still love it!

This is how our living room is coming 

I got this fake plant at Ikea. I love it and it only cost around $6.00 for the pot and plant.

I also got this at Ikea for $10.00 and I am going to hang it behind the door in the shower area.

I got a shower curtain from Target. I love the apple green color of it.

When I first walked into our apartment on Friday morning I was terrified about how everything we owned would fit into a smaller place, but it is actually working out. I really have to say thank you to everyone who has helped us move in and has given us free furniture and decorating items. All the help has made this empty apartment feel like a home to M and I. 

On a side note M starts his orientation this week and then starts law school next week! It is so crazy that it is finally here! I am so excited for him, if you think about it pray for him. 


I will be posting more pictures of our place soon!

During my break from blogging we went to a wedding in Oxnard, California. It was a great wedding and a great get away for M and I. Here are a few pictures from the wedding:

It was on a large piece of land that a family owned and they had animals all over! The wedding took place outside on the lawn and the reception was inside a barn.

The doggie drinking from the fountain

Table numbers

Table setting

Bride and Groom table

Paper flowers

The Bride & Groom

M and his brother

Groomsmen gift. The guys were so excited about the pocket watches

It was his birthday the day of the wedding

Happy Birthday!!


Friday, August 10, 2012


The other night I was cruising Pinterest and I found the braided headband. Looking at the picture guide, it looked easy to do and it actually turned out really well. Here is mine:

Here is the picture I followed:
Add Something Special (and Easy!) to Your Hairstyle with a Double Braided Headband



Thursday, August 9, 2012


I took a break for awhile since life has been a little crazy lately. We went on vacation, moved to CA, I started working full-time, went to a destination wedding, M's birthday, packed up our things again, and tomorrow we are moving into our housing! We get the keys at 8:00am!

My sister & I on vacation

Sister time

The drive from Wilsonville, OR to Irvine, CA

Lunch at the beach, oh it so good to be back


M's 25th birthday

And seeing my baby


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Target Bag

Target has a Facebook page called, and they give style tips and give aways! I got their Spring bag a couple months ago and just last week my summer bag arrived! It was full of hair products, a lip butter and coupons!

1. The bag everything was in, I am loving the little bags they send out. 

2. TRESemme Split Rememdy- I cannot wait to try this, even thought it will not be for awhile since I just got a hair cut! No spilt ends on this head! 

3. Revlon Lip Butter- Peach Parfait. They actually gave a very tiny sample, but I went to Target and bought the actual product, it cost about $6.00 and all the coupons I had for Revlon is cost me about $2! 

4. Garnier Fructis Color Shield- I will give this to my mom since I do not color my hair

5. Aveeno Living Color- This is a color preserving shampoo and conditioner, and I will also give this to my mom

I love these bags and I cannot wait for their next give away!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Shopping in my Closet

I read two blogs daily, The Small Things Blog and From My Grey Desk Blog, and they have inspried me to go shopping in my closet. I have actually never worn these outfits, I spent about an hour and half going through my closet and making new outfits. It was really fun and I actually incorporated jewelry pieces I have not worn in awhile. You can read here about what they are doing... 


This necklace is one of my new favorites, it was a Target find. I actually saw Kate from The Small Things Blog got hers from Target, so the next time I was at Target they had it on clearance, so I picked it up!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Link Up!

Top Five Favorite Things From This Week!

Freebies from work!

Raspberry Lemonade  

Purple Nutra Nail polish

Chocolate dipped strawberries

10 days until my sister comes to Oregon! I am so excited!! She is going on vacation with me and then we are driving 18 hours to CA! 



Thursday, June 28, 2012


As you all know I have a part-time job at Ulta and the other day my manager gave me a bag of freebies! She told me I was doing a great job and she wanted to give me something before I left. It was really sweet of her and it gives me a change to use products I would probably never buy, especially now since we will be on a tight budget. But, I am loving that I get to try these products. 

1. Urban Decay: Cream Highlight- Craft contours where there were none. Our silky highlighter dries down instantly. Add luminescence to your best assets. To tell you the truth I have no idea where I am using this or how to...

2. Urban Decay: Eyeshadow Primer Potion- Eyeshadow base.

3. Urban Decay: Eyeshadow Primer Potion- Eyeshadow base. Got an even tinnier sample of the primer.

4. I cannot count! HAHA

5. Urban Decay: Mid night Cow boy-Body shimmer lotion

6. Urban Decay: Eyeshadow- Midnight Cowboy Rides Again and Flipside

7.Too Faced: Shadow Insurance- Shimmering glow, no creasing, intensifies color, & shadow lasts all day

8.Ulta: Facial Moisturizer- Use on clean face and neck daily

**Just realized an eye shadow I got did not make it in the picture, it was in yesterday's post. It is a purple color, called Purple Haze. That is probably where my missing four is.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Make-up, Make-up, Make-up

Since working at Ulta I have learned many new things about make-up and I have purchased a few things to try. I have been hearing about eye primer and setting spray. I would say that the drug store brands (the brands I buy) do not carry these just yet, but the higher end brands do. Eye primer helps keep your eye shadow vibrant, long lasting and crease-proof, while setting spray keeps all of your make-up in place all day long. 

I found these two products at Target. This brand is very cheap their make-up starts at $1.00 and ends at $3.00. So, I willing to try their setting and primer. And to my surprise they work! I have noticed make-up lasting long, like all day! I believe they were both $3.00. If you buy the higher end brands you might be paying $20-28 dollars (I did get two samples of two different eye primers from work the other day and I am excited to see how they compare to my Target finds.

I have been buying eye shadow recently to try and get out of my comfort zone. 
1. Stilla- Sensational in Sydney: I am loving this product! It is still a little bit in my comfort zone, but the browns are more vibrant and have a little shimmer to them. The gloss/cheek at the bottom is amazing too! I recently tried it on my cheeks and loved it!
2. and 5. I bought these to give a little shimmer and bases to my eye shadows and they have been working great.
3. I just bought that this week and will be trying it soon, I have been looking for a good blue and I am hoping this works!
4. This was another Target find and it was $1.00, I actually love the blue and it stayed on all day long! Pretty good for $1.00.
6. This is a sample I got from work, it is Urban Decay and I am not too sure about the purple, maybe I will use a little brown shadow to tone it down. But, I will give it a try! 

This is what the front of the Stila looks like, I really recommend it! It is $16 dollars at Ulta and if you received the 20% off prestige cosmetics that came in the mail, you will get $3.20 off! 

I got this at Target for $7.99 or $8.99 to store my growing make-up collection. I love it because I can oragnize my face make-up and my eye make-up in different drawers. The last drawer contains all my extras.