August Favorites 2014

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Hi Kind Friends!

This past month was pretty darn crazy. It held the birthdays of three of my favorite people, my birthday, two surgeries from family members, and my wedding shower.

Before I get started, if you do any online shopping from this post – check eBates first! You get cash back on every purchase you make through the website.

During this month I had one standout beauty product, the tarte CC primer. It does have some drawbacks for dry skin though, so watch the video for more details on that.

Fashion wise, I got two Disney shirts that I’ve been obsessed with. They were both purchased by my Mom at an estate sale. Thrift shopping is so much fun!

At my wedding shower I received a lot of kitchen items I’ve been dying for. In particular, new cups from Target! I’ve packed all of my old ones into storage because I liked these news one mason jar cups and mugs so much. I’m going to be doing some new home decor posts featuring the rest of the items I received soon.

My diet this month was pretty much the same as usual, except I tried sunbutter and oatmeal bars for the first time. I highly recommend them both. In particular sunbutter, it has such a unique taste.

My Netflix obsession this month was the deliciously 90s Ally McBeal. I remember watching this series with my Mom in middle school. Gosh it is so funny! It stars Ally, a very quirky lawyer. The humor was so beyond it’s time.

Last but not least, I am currently reading When a Lioness Fights on fanfiction.net. I’m not done with it yet but it has a lot of promise. Do not read it though if you have problems reading violence because it is very graphic.

That’s all for now Kind Friends! Stay tuned for another post tomorrow on my involvement with the new site Patreon.

Let me know in a comment what your favorite items was for August. Any new food loves?





Wedding Shower Preparations with Mom and Bestie

Hi Kind Friends!

My wedding shower was last weekend and boy was it a blast. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I hadn’t been to a wedding shower or bridal shower before. I was a little nervous at first but the even as a whole was wonderful.

Before I get into all the details of the shower (post coming next week) I wanted to share with you how my maid of honor Marie, my Mom, and myself put it together. That sentence is misleading. Marie did almost everything with some help from my Mom. I only helped for one day, ha! Here are some photos and a run down from the one day I helped out.

Everything shown here was from Michael’s Arts and Crafts and Party City.

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We had our shower at the 94th Aero Squadron, which in and of itself is a beautiful location. The only thing we added for decor was some floral arrangements on the tables. The purple ones in particular look incredibly realistic.

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For the party favors Marie purchased these cute jars for candy.

We put together the arrangements and the candy with a little help of some vanilla vodka and coke. Yum!

Our stomachs were getting pretty grumbly so we took a break in between projects to eat at Novecento. Here are our delicious meals. Their french fries are to-die-for! I’d like to go again soon.

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Then after everything was complete we watched TiMER on Netflix. It’s such an interesting love story!

If you are reading this, can you tell me your favorite restaurant? I’m looking for new places to try!

Stay tuned for a post with pictures and video from the event.






Volunminous Messy Top Knot for Thin Hair

how to messy bun for thin hair
Hi Kind Friends! Today I’m showing you how I make a messy bun when I have extremely thin hair. It’s a really easy style that takes less than five minutes and does not use a sock bun.

Side note, this style would look great with a bold lip.

Last thin hair tutorial: Milkmaid Braid for Thin and Short Hair (Using a Scarf)

Check out the video below:


Supplies:

  1. Hair tie that match your hair
  2. Bobby pins that match your hair (Goody makes good ones)
  3. Hairspray (from theBalm)

Instructions (see video):

  1. Add some dry shampoo or texturizing spray to your hair if it’s squeaky clean. My hair is just dirty in this video, ha!
  2. Bring your hair all of the way to the top of your head (think I Dream of Jeanie) and loop the hair tie around it as many times as you ban until you have only one loop left.
  3. With that last loop, put your hair through half way.
  4. Reposition pieces of your hair as if it were a bun. It’s hard to explain, look to the video for reference. Bobbypin your hair into those desired positions.
  5. Take out strands from the front.
  6. Pull hair from the scalp to make it look more voluminous.
  7. Hairspray to keep in place all day.
 If you are reading this, leave me a comment telling me your go-to hairstyle! Mine is half up.

I hope this top knot for thin hair was helpful to you!

(Hair inspiration pictures found on Tumblr. Sources unknown.)