Friday, May 31, 2013

Now You See Me...

[Insert happy dance!]

How about I share my 5 on Friday with y'all, k?! K!

one- I get to see "Now You See Me" today. Can't freaking wait. I've been wanting to see this movie since the first time I saw the trailer! Haven't seen it? Here you go ;)

two- I love having soft, smooth lips. With that being said, I'm in search of the perfect chapstick! Any suggestions?! I've tried TONS & can't find the perfect one. Help a girl out, will ya?

three- I love free fonts. Seriously, I'm obsessed. I search Pinterest all the time for the best free fonts.. they're all so dang pretty! Here are a few I use all the time! (If you want the links to any or all of them, let me know!)

Pea carley mae
Mountains of Christmas
MTf cutie patootie
Beautiful Flaws

four- I got the Clarisonic Mia 2 as a birthday gift this past weekend & my skin already looks/feels better! It's nuts! It's only been a few days & I swear I can see a difference y'all! 

five- I'm writing my goals for June & I'm happy, happy, happyyyy because I have EVERY intention of reaching every single goal! YAY for positivity! Maybe I'm so positive because it's the freakin' weekend!

Speaking of the freakin' weekend, how about this old school jam?!

Linking up with Whit & Natasha!

Have a great weekend lovers!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

SPD [Easy Acrylic Tray Tutorial]

A while back, Katie did a tutorial for a $5 acrylic tray. I've pinned a TON of them on Pinterest & I've been wanting to make one FOREVER so I finally did!
My inspiration came from here, here & here!

I present to you, the easiest DIY ever!

You'll need...

+an 8x10 Acrylic shadow box
+your choice of cardstock [I chose sparkly, gold]

+double sided tape
I ended up using this to secure the cardstock to the tray because it was curling up at the edges a bit!

What you do...

one- cut your cardstock to fit your frame
two- place double sided tape on the back of your cardstock
three- secure to tray
four- decorate! 
[I used my new B&BW candle, Lakeside, The Happiness Project Journal 
& some sunnies!]


Linking up with my two favorites, Katie & Steph... duh!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy, happy, happyyyy!

So many things make me happy.
I thought I'd share a few million with y'all today! :)

+bath & body works candles
specifically island margarita & carribean escape

no joke, I love seeing everyones pictures & I love posting pictures!
leave your insta name so I can follow you! :)

+the happiness project
It's the easiest way to remember your life. It's one or two lines a day for 5 years. GO BUY IT! I've only been doing it for a little while but I LOVE it already.

currently reading "The truth about forever" by Sarah Dessen
I just started it, so I'll let y'all know how it is when I'm done! 

+ipsy (glam bag)
it never disappoints, so worth the $10/month

+luke bryan & jason aldean
their faces & their voices. I just can't get enough! 
+country music in general
I listen to country every. single. day.

he is so freaking cute all the time, how can this face NOT make you happy?

+snail mail
wanna write me a letter/send me a card? I'll happily give you my address :)


he makes my heart happy. he makes me laugh more than anyone in the world

+chael sonnen
not only is he my favorite UFC fighter, but he's freaking hilarious! I don't think there's ever been a time that he's talked & I haven't smiled/laughed!

+blogging/reading blogs
I have so many daily reads I can't possibly list them all!
but the blogger that inspired me to start this little blog is Katie!

so far this summer, I'm going to goo goo dolls & matchbox 20 & backstreet boys & jesse mccartney
I'd like to add phil phillips, eli young band, miranda lambert, lee brice & eric church to that list but we'll see! ;)

+motivational quotes

+howl at the moon
so much fun! if you have one near you & you enjoy music, GO!
that place makes me happy, happy, happy!

What makes you happy?!

Linking up with Shanna!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weekend Update! [a birthday, the beach & lots of drinks!]

Friday we went to lunch & I had my first watermelon margarita of the summer! YUM! Then we went & saw Fast & Furious 6... It was sooo good!!

watermelon rita - me & d at sitos - the pretty flower he stole picked for me

Saturday I got up early & went to get my hair done. They took 2.5 inches off, which doesn't sound like a lot but let me tell you.... my hair looks SHORT compared to what it was! & I got blonde highlights.. I'm in the process of becoming blonde again! When I got home, Darren had flowers, a card & a cookie cake waiting for me! :)

my beautiful flowers - the perfect cake - my card (he made a list of "23 reasons why this year will be the best year yet" it was SO PRECIOUS y'all!)

Saturday night we went to dinner at the Melting Pot & then headed to Howl at the Moon to do a little pre-birthday celebrating! The Melting Pot was so yummy.. I'm trying to convince Darren that we need to buy a fondue set at home! & Howl at the Moon was fun like always!!

mmm, cheese! - me & d - the love martini.. delish!

Sunday we went to brunch with my mom at Pappasitos & had some 99cent mimosas... YUM! Then Darren & I headed over to our friends, Shelby & Dustin's place. 

the best 99 cent mimosas - Dustin's super cute dog - our delish BBQ

We packed all of our coolers full of stuff to BBQ & plenty of alcoholic drinks, swimsuits, sunglasses, a kite & much more into the trunk of Shelby's car & headed out to High Island. I LOVED it out there, it was so quiet & peaceful! 

tons & tons of corn - us riding around in a golf cart with Dustin's little sister (it looks like we're on a roller coaster ride lol) - a pretty horsey down the road

After a few hours of trying to get the jet skis to work, we gave up & headed to the beach without them. The water was actually warm & we had SO MUCH FUN! We ended the night with some margaritas, hamburgers & chips & guac! Not a bad birthday if I do say so myself! ;)

more riding on the golf cart - the beach (obvi it's galveston & not somewhere beautiful, ha) - hanging out in high island

Yesterday we did some cleaning & laundry, Darren played tennis & we took a nap. Then we headed over to my mom's house & she BBQ'd. Umm... BBQ two days in a row?? It MUST be summer!!

I got my Texas ring!! - wrinkles being a cutie - SO excited to get the Mia 2! :)

I hope y'all had a great Memorial Day weekend!

Linking up with Sami!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Nobody Likes You When You're 23

^^This song popped in my head yesterday afternoon & hasn't gone away!

^^& This one is appropriate because I turn 23 on Sunday & apparently nobody likes you when you're 23! ;)

YAY for Friday!
Not only is it Memorial Day weekend, but it's also my birthday weekend!!
I have SO much planned it's not even funny & I CAN'T WAIT.
Let the festivities officially begin!
10:30 isn't too early to start drinking, is it?!

Dear Hair, be prepared: you're becoming blonde again today! Dear Liver, I'm sorry in advance for the amount of alcohol I plan to consume this weekend.. but it IS my birthday weekend & it IS Memorial Day weekend after all. Dear Darren, thanks for being so sweet & giving me a gift & a birthday dress a few days early... I love you! Dear Lake, Jet Skis, BBQ & Drinks, we're headed your way come Sunday. Dear Kayla, I hope your wedding weekend is everything you ever dreamed it would be plus more! Can't wait to hear all about the festivities on yours & Erin's blogs!! Dear Me, prepare to be TWENTY-THREE come Sunday!!! :)

Hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend, I know I will!!! 

Linking up with Whitney & Ashley!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Birthday Wish List!

I'm stealing a page out of Steph's book & sharing my birthday wishlist with y'all.
My birthday is this Sunday, May 26th so it's coming up pretty soon!
I'll be 23, which is weird because I feel like I'm at least 26... but that's besides the point.

The top two things I want on here are the JoTotes bag & the Living Locket!
I saw Steph's living locket, went to the website & instantly knew I needed one!

1. Monogrammed Mint Chain Length Enamel Bracelet via
2. Jo Totes Missy Mint via
3. Personalized Cell Phone Case - Texas via
4. Personalized Living Locket via
5. James Avery Texas Ring via
6. Clarisonic Mia 2 via
7. Michael Kors Giovanna Leather Espadrille Wedge Sandal via

Anything else I should add?!

Linking up with Shanna! :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend Update!

Friday night I went to see, "Mud" with a few of my friends. I had never even seen a preview for it when my friend invited me, but she said Matthew McConaughey & Reese Witherspoon were in it so I went & I'm glad I did...
 It was a good movie!

Saturday Darren & I had to finish moving all of our extra stuff to storage which took us a good four hours... Ugh! Then we got to relax a little. We had Becks Prime for dinner & headed to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the UFC fights & have a few beers. We ended the night watching Avatar!

Sunday we did a little cleaning & then took my little brother to go see the new Star Trek. We LOVED it! Seriously, sooooo good. After the movie we dropped my brother off, visited with my mom a bit then headed to Which Wich for dinner. YUM! We ended the night with some wine & watched Lawless! 

It was nice, not too busy weekend!!

1. Enjoyed some ace pear Friday night!
2. My bff Shelby bought us tickets to go see the Backstreet Boys in August!!
3. Wrinkles saw daddy sleeping so he curled up for a nap
4. Typical us, driving to Becks Prime
5. Enjoying a few Angry Orchards at bdubs
6. D & I Saturday night!
7. Wrinkles begging me to throw his toy for the 1000th time in a row
8. Wrinky & I yesterday morning
9. Which wich :)

How was your weekend?!

Linking up with Sami & Molly!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cake Mix Cookie Bars [recipe]

These things are SO easy & SO yummy!!
I saw this pin & knew I found my taste of tuesday recipe for this week.
They're so soft & melt in your mouth, perfectly paired with a glass of milk :)


1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Box Instant Vanilla Pudding
1/4 Cup water
3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup M&M's


1. Preheat oven to 350* & Mix together all ingredients.
2. Grease a 9 x 13 pan & smooth out the mixture.
3. Bake for 20 minutes.
4. Cut into squares & enjoy! :)

Linking up with Ash & Jess!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend Update! [Wagon Wheel, Wrinkles & a Special Mother's Day]

Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker on Grooveshark

^^^You're welcome! Now you're guaranteed to have a great day ;)

Friday night Darren & I went to Ikea to pick out a desk... I'm in love with it! We're putting it together tomorrow so you better believe I'll be sharing pictures once it's all decorated & happy, ha! After Ikea we met up with some friends of ours to go see The Great Gatsby. I never had to read the book for school so I didn't really know the storyline (other than what I saw in the previews). With that being said, I absolutely loved it! 

Saturday we spent moving & painting. My mom, brother & sister came over to help us paint & we had fun goofing around like we always do. Darren & I went out to dinner at Hooters that night & they ran out of ranch! How the heck does a WING restaurant run out of ranch?! Needless to say we weren't too happy, ha.

Sunday was spent with my momma! I love her so much & she is one of my very best friends in the world. My grandma passed away almost four years ago so Mother's Day is always hard for us, but especially for my mom. This year I gave my mom a few gifts, but my favorite (and hers) was a keychain with a penny on it. The penny was from 1944, the year my grandma was born & the word "lucky" was stamped on it. I also added an eiffel tower charm to the keychain because my grandma was from France. I'm glad I was able to give my mom a gift with meaning this year instead of just candles or clothes like I usually do. I know it meant the world to her. My grandma may not physically be here with us, but she is watching over us & I know she was smiling yesterday!

one- Wrinkles curled up in a ball looking cute ;)
two- I got my mom, brother & sister all their favorite candy as a thank you for helping us paint! 
three- Darren & I at Hooters
four- Wrinky happy as can be on a walk 

five- me & the worlds greatest momma! (after many tears)
six- my current read.. can't wait to finish it!!
seven- Wrinkles with his toy that's almost the size of him, ha
eight- my family :) (please excuse our squinty eyes, stupid sun!)

Linking up with Sami, Leeann, Molly & Sarah!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Sooo one my favorite blogger friends, Ashley got together with Aileen & came up with the fabulous idea of hosting a blog sale! I knew I had a few things I could part with so I decided I'd partake. (Which means my couponing tutorial is getting pushed back to tomorrow cause it's a loooong one!) 
Now, on to the goods!

I had no idea how to price everything, I just priced it all significantly lower than what I paid.. even if it's new. If you want something but you want to pay less, make me an offer. I'll most likely say yes! Just leave me a comment saying what you want or email me at:
As far as payments, I'm thinking paypal will be the easiest! Everything will ship by the day after I receive your payment :) Any questions, just ask!

Linking up with Ashley & Aileen!