Acure Brightening Facial Scrub

May 23, 2016


Shout Out Monday!

Hi everyone,

Today, I wanted to give a quick shout out to my favorite facial scrub from Acure.  I purchased this at my local Target. Sometimes the lady that works in the beauty department at Target has samples of products to hand out.  This is how I came across the Acure brightening facial scrub.

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Acura Brightening Facial Scrub

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Maui Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Review

May 16, 2016


Shout out Monday!

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Maui Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

Happy Monday everyone!

I wanted to give a quick shout out and review on this new line of hair care that just hit the shelves at Ulta. I’m always on the look out for a decent priced shampoo and conditioner that is more on the natural side with their ingredients.

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Seven game changing hair products that I use!

May 9, 2016

Shout out Monday!

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Game changing hair products that I love

I wanted to start a new category called “Shout Out Monday” on my blog.  This is where I will give a little shout out to products and things that have made a difference in my life.

Today, I wanted to talk about some hair care products that I’ve been using and loving.  All but one of them are drug store items.

In this post, I’m going to focus on the hair care products that I use after I wash my hair.  I have fine hair but I have a lot of it.  Before using some of these products it would take a long time for my hair to dry – NOT anymore!

After gently towel drying my hair, I like to apply a quick drying primer spray to my hair.  My hairdresser used Redken Pillow Proof on me and I really liked what it did to cut down the drying time on my hair.  I also liked that it didn’t leave my hair feeling greasy.  Unfortunately, the one thing I didn’t like was the price.  One 5.7 oz bottle will run you about $20.00 at Ulta.  However, I’ve found a dupe that performs just as well as Pillow Proof for a fraction of the cost.  It’s called Blow Dry It (Quick dry primer spray) by L’Oreal Paris and it only costs $3.99.  You can find it at Target, Wal-Mart and Ulta or just about anywhere that sells L’Oreal hair care products.

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L’Oreal Paris Blow Dry It, Quick Dry Primer Spray.

The next product I like to use is also from L’Oreal. It’s their new Boost It (Air-whipped densifying foam).  I like to distribute this from the roots all the way down to the ends of my hair.  I notice a difference in the lack of volume in my hair if I don’t use this.  Again, its light weight and doesn’t make my hair feel greasy.

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L’Oreal Boost It Air-Wipped Densifying Foam.

Once I have these products in my hair, I will brush the products through with a wet brush called The Detangler.  I like this brush because it detangles my hair with out causing damage to it.

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The Detangler wet hair brush

Before I grab my blow dryer I reach for another brush, one that I’m really excited to talk about.   I’ve never really cared much about brushes until now!  I just bought this brush at Ulta and from the very first use I fell in love with it! It makes my hair feel smooth and silky after using it.  It’s called 1907 Square Thermal Brush from Fromm. It’s a little pricey at $17.99 but so well worth it!

The company describes their copper brushes to be:


Superior temperature control dries hair 30% faster reducing hand and wrist fatigue


Hand-crafted 100% boar bristle strip offers extreme grip and shine


Copper destroys 88% of bacteria preventing dandruff, itching and flaking


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Fromm 1907 Square Thermal Brush. 


The next day I usually don’t wash my hair.  I like to give it a break and what helps me go between washes is a really good dry shampoo.  For the longest time I used Batiste Dry Shampoo.  You can find this at most places like Target, Ulta and other drug stores. I prefer the one that smells like coconut, its called Tropical.

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Batiste Dry Shampoo

Lately though I’ve been using and loving the Living Proof dry shampoo.  I could honestly go three days in between shampoos using this product, I can only go two days with Batiste. I’m not a fan of the price but when a products does such a great job I will make an exception.  I purchase Living Proof products at my local Ulta.

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Living Proof Dry Shampoo

I finish off my hair style with TRESemme Expert Selection Platinum Strength Fortified Hold hairspray.

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TRESemme Fortified Hold Hairspray.

I like the way this holds my style without feeling sticky or crunchy.  I spray it once and it lasts all day. This can be found wherever TRESemme is sold.  I think I purchased my can at Walmart.

Here is a breakdown of what I use, the price and in the order I use it.

  • L’Oreal Paris Blow Dry It $3.99
  • L’Oreal Boost It Air-Wipped Densifying Foam $3.99
  • The Detangler wet hair brush at Ulta $8.99
  • Fromm 1907 Square Thermal Brush
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo at Target $5.99 or Ulta $7.99
  • Living Proof Dry Shampoo at Ulta $22.00
  • TRESemme Fortified Hold Hairspray at Target $4.99

I know going hair care shopping can be a little overwhelming with all the products that are out there to choose from.  Hopefully, my list will help and I would love to hear what you think of these products after you try them.  I would also love to hear about what products you use and can’t live with out.  I’m always up for trying new things.

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Fashion Friday Outfit #8

May 6, 2016


Hi everyone,

Here is a recap of last weeks “outfits of the day” that I posted on my Instagram feed.

I was inspired to make my own custom “Pardon My French” t-shirt by one of the cute ladies I follow on instagram.  She found her shirt at Old Navy but when I went to the website it was gone. So, I took matters into my own hands and stenciled my own shirt.

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Pardon My French DIY T-Shirt

Tee/Target, white capris/Old Navy, necklace/Forever21, watch/Charming Charlie, wristlet/Ann Taylor, shoes/NY&Co.

Fabric Paint/Tulip color shot, stencil via my cricut machine.



Navy and white outfit.

Cardigan thrifted/ValueVillage, tee/Kohl’s, capris/Walmart, shoes/Target, necklace/Charming Charlie, watch/Charming Charlie, thrifted Charming Charlie handbag/ValueVillage

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Coral and Navy Floral outfit.

Cardigan/Walmart, floral tank/Walmart, thrifted capris/ValueVillage, necklace/Charming Charlie, jelly watch/Charming Charlie, sandals/Walmart, navy handbag/I purchased in Rome.


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Springy mint and white outfit.

White blouse/Kohl’s, thrifted Ann Taylor capris/ValueVillage, necklace/Charming Charlie, handbag/DSW, shoes/Target, jelly watch/Michaels


If you like any of these outfits please feel free to pin them so you will have them with you the next time you go shopping.

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Fashion Friday #7

April 22, 2016

Instagram “outfit of the day” fashion recap

Hi everyone,

I’ve been MIA lately and I apologize for my absence.  The last four weeks have been quite chaotic with illnesses and a Spring Break vacation thrown in the mix.  I’m slowing trying to get back on track and settle in to a routine.   One area where I’ve been able to keep up to date is on my Instagram acct.  If you have an Instagram acct., I would love it if you followed me over there. Instagram makes it easy for me to post quick snippets of my day to day life.

One thing I love to do on Instagram is post my “outfit of the day” pictures.  I love being able to show how you can look put together without having to spend a lot of money.  I also like getting inspired by other fashion bloggers that use Instagram to post their pics.  There are a lot of talented ladies out there that can put together some fabulous outfits.

So with that said, here are some of my “outfit of the day” pics from my Instagram account.


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Peach sweater with statement necklace.

Peach sweater/AE clearance section, Necklace/Forever21, Thrifted jeans/Value Village, Flats/Target, Bracelet/Kohls, Purse/Ross

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Olive green Army jacket

Jacket/Costco, Lace top/Kohls, Cream tank/Target, Thrifted jeans/Value Village, Necklace/Charming Charlie, Flats/Target, Watch/Kohls, Purse/Miche

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Country glam plaid shirt with statement necklace.

Plaid shirt/Costco, INC International thrifted jeans/Value Village, Necklace/Charming Charlie, Owl bracelet watch/Joann Fabrics, Ankle boots/Forever21

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Team pride! Mariners sweatshirt outfit.

Thrifted Mariners sweatshirt/Value Village, Thrifted INC International jeans/Value Village, Thrifted Charming Charlie bag/Value Village, Jelly watch/Charming Charlie, Tennis shoes/Payless, Ball cap/Target, Umbrella/Ross

Again, if you would like to see more of my “outfits of the day” pics then please hop over to Instagram and follow me. I also have an Instagram button located on the right side of my page.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope these outfits give you some budget friendly inspiration.

I would love to hear from you so please feel free to leave me a comment.



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Fashion Friday Outfit #6

March 25, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Today’s Fashion Friday outfit post is going to be a little different. The weather out here in Seattle has been less than ideal. There was a time over the last two weeks where I thought I was going to have to build an ark!  Since the weather made it difficult to get out an take pictures of my outfits, I’ve decided to just post my “outfit of the day” pictures from Instagram.  If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, please be sure to do so.  I post on there daily and I would love for you to follow along with me on my thrifting and crafting journey.

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Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe Visit

March 21, 2016

Seattle Meowtropolitan cat cafe visit.

Seattle Meowtropolitan

Outside of Seattle Meowtropolitan

Today I wanted to share with you my visit to the Meowtropolitan cat cafe.  Over a week ago, I made a reservation for Friday the 18th to take my family to the Meowtropolitan.  This is a super cute and quirky cafe where not only can you can sit down to enjoy a drink and pastry but you can also be entertained by some really cute cats.

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DIY Beaded Easter Egg Canvas Project

March 16, 2016

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DIY Beaded Easter Egg on a canvas

Hi Everyone,

Today, I’m posting how to make this super easy and inexpensive DIY beaded Easter egg canvas project using only items that I purchased at my local Michaels craft store.  Now, you can purchase your supplies from any craft store that is near you, however, I’m using items from Michaels because they are having a contest using the hashtag #madewithmichaels.

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