Spring is coming, which means it’s finally time to ditch the drab colors and big coats and trade them in for whites and crochet dresses. Spring is my favorite time of year to dress for, and thanks to Pinterest I have been able to pin some “springspirations” to count down the days till the season arrives! I wanted to share with you all some of my favorites with a mood board for my vision of spring 2014; lots of floppy hats, whites, floral and definitely some bright colors! Spring can you hurry up, please! Xo.
Festival season is quickly approaching, and after attending my first musical festivals last year, I feel that this year I am more prepared about what is needed to survive the long hot weekend! This idea of a 2-in-1, hair tie and bracelet is a given necessity! Make your own to give your ordinary ponytail a boho look while not having an ordinary hair tie on your wrist when you want your hair down!
What you’ll need:
Feathers (I cut mine because I could only find long feathers)
Beads (of your choice, I got mine at Michael’s)
Glue (E6000 is always my choice but hot glue gun could work as well)
First, cut 3 8’ pieces of the leather cord. Wrap the cord around your hair tie and use the glue to keep the pieces down and then wrap around another piece of leather to hide the ends of the leather.
You’re done with the harder part, now you get to be creative with your beads and feathers, string them and make sure to tie a knot at the end so the wont fall off. And it’s done.
I love this hair tie because it gives your pony tail a little extra attention and when you don’t want your hair up it works perfectly as a bracelet!
Your music festival weekend may seem far away but trust me get started NOW with your crafts so you can be prepared to stand out in the sea of festival fashionistas! Let me know if you have your own crafts or ideas for your music festival weekend XO.
So yesterday, I was doing my thing on Pintrest and came across this pin “20 Rules a Woman Should Live By”, I almost just skipped it because I have read about a million of those and they all pretty much say the same thing! But I thought, “what the heck”- so I clicked on it and let me tell ya, I am so glad I did!
I don’t know if it was the feel good music I was listening to (Sam Hunt- he’s been on repeat the past 24 hours) or what but after I got done reading it I said to myself “WHAT AM I DOING, I’m 21 I need to start acting young and living my life!!!”
So obviously some serious life evaluating happened and well I just wanted to share with you all some of my thoughts!
#4: "It's okay to be 22 or even 32 or 42 and not know what you want to be when you grow up. "
Ok PHEW, because currently this “what do I want to be” topic has been a huge stressor in my life! So much actually that I’m taking the semester off because my stress level was unreal for a 21 year old! At first it freaked me out, taking time off and being “behind”, but like I said I am only 21… there really isn’t any rush the more I think about it!
#8: "Your parents already lived a bulk of their life. It's time to start living yours. It is possible to both respect them and be happy. Sometimes they may get mad at your choices, make those choices anyway, they love you and will eventually come around."
Growing up I had always been the “angel child” never broke a rule and always wanting to please my parents… but I’m now 21 and this rule was a TOTAL wake up call! Sorry mom and dad, I seriously love you both with ALL of my heart but I need to start making my own decisions to please ME. So I don't know, maybe it's time to break a rule or two :]
#13: "Don't keep company with those who constantly compare themselves to you. Keep company with those who love you for you and enhance your life."
PREACH! I learned this one at a pretty young age from a bad friendship, seriously listen to this rule: just get out now! No one should be comparing himself or herself to you, whether it be as a “compliment” or “bringing you down” both ways they’re jealous and jealousy doesn’t go well with friendship! End of story.
#17: "In your life you will wind up with a select few friends who are more like your soul mates. Cherish them, they'll be the ones around when the party is over."
Life is so much better when you have girlfriends you can always count on, hold on to them tight and cherish them! Even if life has different places for you, I have learned that no matter the distance if they're true friends they'll still be there. Also, don’t forget about your mom and sister(s) those ones are pretty much a guarantee to be there once the party is over! Love you Mom and Sav!!!
And last… #19: "Live each day with no regrets. Don't fret over the past, even the bad parts shape us for the future."
“Don’t regret the past” I hear this all the time, but yet I still have trouble (and I’m sure I’m not the only one). I seriously ask myself all the time, why do I do this, it’s in the past and there’s nothing I can do about it! So it's finally time for me to work on living in the present, and only visit the past when telling really funny/embarrassing stories!
Mini Polaroid Camera
So today, I take a vow to follow the "20 Rules a Women Should Live By!" I will start by; acting my age and being young and alive, not on the list but taking more random goofy pictures, and I don't know maybe I wont find my prince this weekend but that doesn't mean I have to shut down the wrong frogs! I'm taking a little something from each of these rules and hope you all find atleast one you want to follow! Thanks Girls Guide To for providing the best rules ever, happy hump day all! Xo
Alrighty, so spring is less than 30 days away… for me, that means bikinis, short shorts, and crop tops will be coming out soon! I usually eat healthy all year round, but about the end of February, I like to really crack down on what I eat to get ready for that spring and summer bod- yay for sunnywarm days! Salads become a big part of my diet this time of year and this is one of my faves…it’s one my mom has made a lot for our family and it is easy, light and delicious!
Here's what you’ll need:
2-3 Heads of Boston Lettuce (you may substitute for other greens if desired)
1 Bunch of green onions
1 can Hearts of palm
2 cloves Garlic
2 Tbsp. Sugar (next time substituting for stevia)
Grated Peel of 1 Lemon
1 tsp. salt (I use pink Himalayan salt)
½ tsp. Pepper
6 Tbsp. Lemon juice
6 Tbsp. Sour Cream (next time I make I’m going to sub for plain yogurt)
First you want to chop up the green onions and hearts of palm (shown
above), grate lemon and mince the garlic (also shown in above photo)
Clean lettuce, wrap in paper towel and chill in refrigerator while
preparing the dressing
Then in a bowl (we used a large measuring cup) combine all your dressing ingredients and whip all together!
When ready to serve, put lettuce in bowl, add onions and Hearts of Palm, pour on dressing, toss and serve! I don’t like to use all the dressing so I put the leftover dressing in a mason jar and keep in the fridge to use the next day!
I absolutely love this salad; I’m a huge lemon girl (they're full of amazing health benefits) so I was stoked when my mom finally gave me the recipe! Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions for different variations (I’ve added chicken before for some protein-so tasty)!