trending this spring

Spring is finally here!  If you’ve cleaned out your closet and want to do a little updating to your spring wardrobe here are some things that are sure to put a spring in your step – pun intended.

Boyfriend Jeans

boyfriend jeans

Slouchy and comfortable.  I got these from JCP.

Shirt Dress

shirt dress

Great for when you’re burning up and want to be comfortable.  Get it here.

Nail Polish

nail polish

Now here’s one I can afford (maybe not Dior though)!  Pastels are replacing all the neons from last season.  Pretty and sophisticated.



Duh!  There are some cute ones out there.  I got these ones from Target.



Somewhat trendy, but still practical.  Lightweight and airy, perfect for a chilly evening.  I got this one from Francesca’s!


round sunglasses

Round and cat eye shapes are big this season.  I nabbed these from Kohls.



This is the ultimate no duh!  But too often I forget.  This season is going to be different!!  Buy it here or anywhere!

Bright Lipstick

bright lipstick

Another affordable one.  A great way to brighten up your face.  I like this one and this one.


That’s it folks.  Only 2 posts for me this week.  Have a wonderful weekend!

summer style

It’s currently 10 degrees outside, and I’m craving summer.  Here are some summer looks that I’d love to be able to wear right now, but I guess I’ll have to wait a couple more months.









So there are some inspiration looks for when you go shopping for warm clothes, whenever that may be (hopefully sooner rather than later).


closet organization

The first night in our new house Mike and I stayed up super late organizing our closet, because how can you function without a closet?  You can’t.  I wouldn’t say it’s in perfect working order, but it’s a pretty good set-up.  So if you are in need of a closet re-vamp here is a little inspiration.



Built-ins and baskets are a must for any closet and we keep our hamper underneath (totally threw all of the dirty clothes on our bathroom floor before taking this pic, you don’t need to see that).



We use the beige bins for sweaters we don’t want to hang, gloves, hats, ear muffs, and other random stuff.  I have 3 long brown baskets.  2 of them I use for storing shoes, 1 for flats & 1 for sandals.  It saves a lot of space.  The 3rd basket I use for tank tops and camisoles, basically small tops that don’t need to be hung.


Spring/Summer clothes and dresses on top.  I wanted these on top since they are smaller and lighter, so the closet doesn’t feel like it’s closing in on you as much…you know?


Fall/Winter clothes on bottom.


Behind the door are vests, jackets, coats, scarves (I use one of these), and belts (I use one of these).  Below that are more shoes (running shoes, heels).


Above that are boots and 2 big baskets.  One is used for sheets (why are these not in the linen closet?…hmm) and the other is used for all my bags.

So that’s it in a nutshell.  If your closet is too overwhelming to even think about organizing it, look here and I’ll get it done for you!

what I’ll most likely be blogging about

This past summer I wrote up a list of things that interest me – my top 10 to be exact.  It was kind of a weird thing to do, but it was fun because I got to think about what I truly enjoy doing.  Plus I thought it would help me mentally simplify my life.  It was nice thinking of certain things and then thinking, ‘nope, that won’t make the list’, and then I’d be all like ‘awesome, one less thing to worry about.’  Am I making sense?  Anyway here it is…

1.  Reading – this is numero uno because I read regularly.  Sometimes I fall off the wagon but in general I read things…my Facebook feed, nutritional facts, etc.  Right now I’m reading ‘Jewel’ by Bret Lott.  It’s one of those Oprah’s Book Club books, but the reason I’m reading it is because it was on sale at the library for 50 cents.  So far it’s pretty good.

2.  Outdoors/Fitness – this is another one that I put high up on the list soley because it’s a regular part of my life.  I like to move around, if I don’t I get cranky, it’s that simple.  Right now since the weather is nice I’ll go on runs.  If the weather isn’t nice I like a good Jillian Michael video, that chick is tough.

3.  Being with Friends & Family – not much to say about this one.  I love my friends and family!

4.  Decorating – I have a degree in interior design, but anyone with that degree will tell you that designing and decorating are two completely different things, and they are, but I like decorating too.  I haven’t decorated anybody else’s home (yet), just my own for now.  We recently moved and if we had tons of money to blow you could bet that I’d spend it on a bunch of house junk…and it’d be awesome.

5.  Crafts/Art/Painting/Smash Book – I lumped these all together because one didn’t stand out above the rest.  I do love my Smash Book though.  I’m not one of those people that DIYs their entire house with DIY furniture, DIY curtains, DIY soap, DIY eye drops, DIY nail clippers…I should stop because I see a future post about this, but I like being creative whenever I feel the urge.

6.  Cooking – Every week or so I’ll get on Pinterest and whip up some new fangled dinner and it usually turns out pretty tasty.  But probably above cooking I like to bake, because I’ve recently discovered that I don’t just love homemade cookies, I’m obsessed with them.

7.  Music/Movies – I like knowing what’s new and hip so I can be in the know with the cool kids.

8.  Photography – And when I say photography, I mean with my iPhone, check this guy out…

9.  Travelling – Going on vacation once every 2 months whould be ideal to me.  Why did I put ‘to me’ at the end of that sentence?  Like some people wouldn’t like that?  Colorado, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Nashville, France, etc. etc.  I included this on my top 10 list because although we only take one big trip a year, I spend plenty of time throughout the year just daydreaming about travelling.  So that totally counts as an interest.

10.  Style/Clothes – This is low on the todum pole because I’m not one of those people who shop regularly, but I always feel pretty dang good when I get back home after buying new clothes, so I figured that counts for something.

So there it is.  And when I blog it’ll probably be about one of those things, but maybe not, I really don’t know.  I also wrote a short list of the things that really truly matter to me.  Because sometimes looking at a list of your interests doesn’t give you the best perspective of life.  Here is the short list…

1.  Faith Life

2.  Family

3.  Friends

4.  Health

I think everyone should make their own lists.  It’d be fun and personalized and then when you meet new people you could ask to see their list and you could be like, ‘no way would we have anything to talk about’ or ‘oh my gosh!  I think I just found my new best friend!”.  Maybe it’ll catch on.