I first fell in love with Twistband hair ties (not shown) when one was given in my March Birchbox. Y'all this thing has not left my wrist since.
Then I came across the Multitude hair ties by EmiJay at Anthropologie (which is pretty much the same thing). When I first saw these things a few years back, I didn't get the hype, but I certainly do now.
And by the time I finally convinced myself that I needed them, they only had headbands left.
Hairbands...I don't wear them (unless you count the ratty one I use while washing my face).
So what's a girl to do?
Buy the headbands and cut them into hair ties, of course!
Call me crazy, but I've always went against the grain when it comes to the traditional fine china. Instead of choosing a china pattern, I chose two styles that Cory and I could have for both entertaining and daily use. Now I need Anthropologie to jump on the wedding registry wagon!
you already know that Cory's sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Wesley Daniel, last night.
Y'all, I knew I had to hurry to take this photo considering Cory is so nervous when holding little babies.
Bless his heart!
But something tells me that little Wes will be hanging off his Uncle Cory in no time at all. :)
Domino is back! If you haven't read Domino, I seriously suggest you run out and grab a copy. Next to Real Simple and Vanity Fair, it's one of my favorite magazines. After disappearing a few years ago, it's now back as a biannual you can find at Target or Home Depot.
Latest manicure color - Essie's Mint Candy Apple
I'm not sure if it's the packaging that is making me love Essie more than OPI right now
or the fact that my subconscious saying it lasts longer on my nails, but regardless I'm loviing it.
I may be the only one out there who is looking forward to this movie, but I don't care.
Johnny Depp. Tim Burton. 1970's.
Count. Me. In.
Same goes for this one too.
I've been pouring over my Pushing Daisies dvds, and every time I do, I 1. pout a little inside and 2. think, "WHY was this show canceled?1?" Every. Single. Time.
This was the show that introduced me to Kristen Chenoweth before her Glee and GCB days.
She's as hilarious in this as she is now.
I found this stamp at Archivers to remind me of my Phi Mu days. For the rest of time I'll be pointing out quatrefoils.
This book has me written all over it. It's now on my wish list.
And this little nugget goes by June Claire, and she is the daughter of one of my good friends.
Can you believe that hair at 5 months?? She hasn't lost a single lock since she was born.
Every time I see her, I want to take her home and claim her as my own. :)
Now I must say that this is not the most healthy recipe I've ever shared.
But oh my Lord, is this dip good. (and that's coming from someone who doesn't even like onions!)
1 16 oz package of frozen chopped onion
3 8 oz packages of cream cheese
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayo
paprika to top
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and top with a generous amount of paprika (that's what browns on top). Bake anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes depending on your oven. Serve with chips or crackers.
I don't think any other Birchbox will ever top my March edition, but nevertheless, here's the goods.
Taylor Swift's perfume, Wonderstruck
Yes to Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes
Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer
Benta Berry G-1 Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
Kahina Giving Beauty Facial Lotion
Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil
My thoughts on this month's box:
- I've been wanting to try these face wipes for awhile now, but I just could never justify cheating on my Neutrogena ones. And honestly, I think I like my Neutrogena ones better. They just feel more moisturizing. *And a tip for face wipes - store them face down so that the liquid remains on the top wipe and not dried out. Trust me, you'll notice a difference! :)
- I was really surprised by this tinted moisturizer. It had more coverage than what I was expecting and a smooth consistency. It probably had something to do with the fact that it's a primer, foundation, moisturizer, and SPF 20 all in one.
- Well Kahina, I don't think any oil is going to make me leave my beloved Moroccan Oil brand, but nice try!
Did you get anything differently in your BB? What did y'all think?
2. The best thing I did all week waswork, surprisingly! I love my job at ARP, and I've also done a few stationery jobs for Zerilla Design.
3. The current weather is cloudy, and it makes me feel sleepy.
4. The best thing about spring isthe dresses!! I'm very much a dress girl, especially in the warmer months. Love the brights, the prints, and different styles.
5. A fashion trend that I'm dying to try out for spring iscolor blocking. Is that still the trend? I have so many prints, but I really want to invest in those pretty solids too.
6. A person who made me smile this week was Ava Grace. She thinks she knows everything at age five, and it's hilarious to talk to her on the phone. She's like a little adult!
7. The most delicious thing I ate all week was gelato from a coffee shop in Town Square...it's going to be hard to not eat it all the time since I work so very close to said coffee shop! And I was also introduced to my first Mexican coke with pure cane sugar. YUMMMM...
Let me tell you, I've enjoyed all of your Easter recaps...good food, cute outfits, and praising some Jesus!
My Easter plans, unfortunately, didn't quite go as planned.
You see, my youngest niece, Autumn Marie, woke up with a wicked fever, and taking one for the team, I stayed at home and nursed that little one back to health while my sister, BIL, and Ava Grace ventured out for Easter festivities. I can't lie, having a two-year-old who just wants to cuddle all day didn't ruin my plans at all. Not to mention, we stayed in our pajamas, gorged on Easter candy, and I went without a stitch of makeup the entire day. That's what I would call a silver lining.
And since I didn't wear my Easter best, I'll just save it to wear sometime this week.