Mar 30, 2012

guest posting over at Shy Scout

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I'm guest posting over at Shy Scout today while Allison is away 
on a trip to Japan!  If you want to see a little pattern mixing, check it out.
Oh, and her blog is too cute, so leave her some love when she gets back!

Mar 27, 2012

moods

I have made two shopping trips to Forever 21 (it's an hour away) in the last few months. One after Christmas and one after my birthday. Meaning I went in January and then again in March. I had to laugh at the color scheme of each of my purchases. You can definitely feel the moods I was in...

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January trip. Neutrals. Romantic and frilly.

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March trip. Brights. Spring fever.

Mar 26, 2012

life according to my iphone

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twisty hair // tree blossoms


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first day of spring // hubby made me breakfast for supper for a bad day

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Pinterest + homework outdoors // eyelashes

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reppin' the blue + white // little Bear is getting braver

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where did he go??? // baby chicks

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creative night // sneak peek at a DIY coming soon

Mar 24, 2012

the unintentional copycat

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Hahaha. Remember this post?
Well who would have thought I was thinking on the same wave length
as J.Crew (now I wish I had worn glasses).
I'm either genius, psychic, or prone to crazy coincidences. You decide.

Mar 20, 2012

meet the girls behind the blog: Awkward Girls

One of my favorite blogs to read is Awkward Girls because I get a good dose of style + friendship + humor. That is a great combination. I was so thrilled to do a Q&A session with Lauren & Madison so that you could learn a little more about them (okay and I kind of wanted to know these answers for myself). Can you believe their taking sewing classes? No telling what kind of amazing wardrobe pieces they will be whipping up. Hope you enjoy their little session and make sure you check out their blog!



Hey Guys! We're Lauren and Madison from Awkward Girls!
We're two best friends who love fashion so we started a blog together. 
Today, Jessica asked us to answer a couple questions to help you get to know us a little better. Enjoy!


Q: Describe your style.  What are you drawn to?
Our style is really eclectic. It's a mix of vintage and trendy, feminine and masculine, romantic and edgy. It's basically just whatever we feel like wearing that day. Based on our Pinterests, we're definitely drawn to lace, pastels, and tailored looks.


Q: Do you have a style icon?
We have many! Zoey Deschanel, Alexa Chung, Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth Olsen, Audrey Hepburn, the list goes on! Anyone that dresses super chic, yet so timeless.

             

Q: Where do you get your style inspiration?
A: Being a part of the blogging community, we're definitely inspired by other bloggers. And Pinterest. Whenever we feel like we have nothing to wear, we just peruse Pinterest for a while for outfit ideas.


Q:What’s your favorite current trend (chambray shirts, pattern mixing, etc.)?
A: We love the trend of bright colors lately! We can wear colored jeans and a colored top without feeling like a rainbow threw up on us.

                 

What’s the most awkward fashion moment you’ve ever had?
Awkward moment: When we meet each other on campus and we're wearing essentially the exact. same. thing.


Q: If you were forced to get rid of everything in your closet and start over, but could keep just one piece, what would it be?
A: This makes us feel like Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice. How could we ever choose!?! Just kidding, we're not THAT materialistic, we promise. Ummm probably our boots. A good, worn in pair of leather boots is hard to replace.

                 

Q: You girls are definitely into fashion and you seem creative, are you into anything else (drawing, painting, photography, etc)?

A: Yes, definitely! You have to have a creative mind in order to write a blog, or else it wouldn't be fun! We both have been taking sewing classes and recently started making our own clothes. Madison also dabbles in drawing, and plays a mean game of tennis. Lauren has a background in art, graphic design, photography and used to dance (key word: used to). We also both love music! Lauren plays guitar and Maddie plays piano. Maybe we should start a band?

Q: What’s the best thing about writing a blog with your best friend?
A: Probably the fact that our blog wouldn't exist unless we blogged together. Not only because there's always someone to take our pictures, but because we push each other to actually blog. If we were doing it on our own, we probably would've gotten lazy and quit a lonnng time ago. Also, we're so close that we're always on the same wavelength so we never disagree on anything blog related. Oh, and it's probably like ten times more fun to blog with your best friend!

Mar 19, 2012

life according to my iphone

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I love my dahlia brooch // blueberry muffin breakfast

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Winter Jam concert // hubby

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a bedazzled parking meter // the only kind of bun my hair can be

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flower pin // sideview mirror

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working lady heels // Lowe's light section is my favorite

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hubby cooking pepperonis // pizza subs

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new phone case // to church

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flowers from hubby // bacon biscuit, gas station breakfast

Mar 16, 2012

little Bear


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So you want to know how little Bear came into our life?
Read it here. I'm guest posting over at two smuppies today.

Mar 15, 2012

awkward & awesome

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awkward
- At work, asking someone to sign a form and having them try to tell me that they signed it on exactly March 8, 2011. Me kindly explaining that this form and the program it's for did not even exist at that time. Them responding with "well it may have had a different name at the top of the form, but it was the exact same form." Uh, no ma'am, that would make it different.
- My car not starting after work. I don't know why this is embarassing to me, but it is.
- Standing outside a restaurant and my husband telling a story and imitating our dog. Um, no one look this way please.
- The heels I wore to work yesterday. Blantently obvious that I could not walk in them, but I gave it my all.
- Seeing people you didn't want to run in to at the grocery store. We are becoming experts at intensly looking for random ingredients just to avoid eye contact.


awesome
- Calling mom for rescue and having her know exactly which aisle the cool whip is located in.
- Spending the last of my birthday money. Well, that part isn't really awesome, but the stuff I'll be getting in the mail will be!
- Bear. Bear is awesome. In the way that he cuddles, plays, reaches up to 'shake' as soons as you ask him to sit, runs with Ryan, licks my neck and ears when I hold him, and even the way he manages to sneek up the bed and steal a spot on my pillow. Oh and I'm sure he thinks it's awesome that he is spoiled rotten.
- Hitting over 100 followers. Yay for you people! :)

Mar 13, 2012

life according to my iphone

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the littlest love of my life // a pile of spring clothes

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me + a messy house // the neighborhood "watch dog"

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wreath on our door from our wedding // cheeky kisses

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bath time Bear // snuggles in the lap

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Mexican for Sunday lunch // pink + red

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tabs on my Bible // Bear's sweet little face

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curls + lace // one of the major intersections in our small, small town

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homework // the declicious Shamrock Shake (it's mint!)