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Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekend Fashpiration!

I love holiday weekends! You either get more time to relax, or in our case get 'er done!


Since we just bought a house we obviously have an enormous list of to dos. We are taking them one step at a time so we don't get burned out, but there are somethings we want to get done.

I am hoping to get the house unpacked and in a "livable" condition!

We are also buying a tree today, because the front of our house is so bare! Ill show before and after pics next week.

Well in light of what I like to call "the last week of summer" I thought Id share some fashperasion with you! I am working on my fall wardrobe (favorite season!) I thought Id share some pieces/outfits i am lusting after!

I hope you all have an amazing long weekend! Ill be back up and running by Tuesday!





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Source: herblog.com via Kirstin on Pinterest


Source: hm.com via Kirstin on Pinterest

Source: hm.com via Kirstin on Pinterest

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sponsor Highlight: Meet Some Lovely Ladies!

Well you know how I told you I was back? Well I can't find my camera! It's in a box somewhere, I will find it this weekend for sure haha!

Since I can't take outfit pics until I find it I thought I would highlight my lovely sponsors!

Have you seen the buttons on the left side of my blog?

Well I've been meaning to highlight these ladies!!

Usually I would have them tell you about themselves, but since this is spur of the moment I took quotes from their about me's! Stop by and say hi!


Heather at My Slices of Pie

"I'm Heather. Wife, mother, daughter, friend. This little space is filled with my accomplishments and failures as a mommy, little stories of our life and lots and lots of pictures! Feel free to stay make yourself comfortable and stay awhile."


MackKensie at MacKensie: Art Health Sytle

I'm a 22-year-old journalism grad from the University of Florida now living in my small hometown of Ocala, FL. I started this blog as a way of keeping myself busy while looking for a career, and it has turned into a way of documenting my fitness, cooking adventures, fashion & love for the arts.


Julia at Cup of Tea

Hello I'm Julia. I was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. I am a graphic designer, Yogi (I love yoga!), and overall style enthusiast. I love green grass, green tea, and cute three-toed sloths.


Mckenzie Jean at March Rielo


I'm Mckenzie Jean, a brand new 23 year old and married my high school sweetheart, David, on August 28th, 2010. 
We're from the Chicago burbs, but recently decided we needed an adventure. So we packed up, and moved to North Carolina, jobless and antsy as ever to start our ownnew life. We were there for a few short months until a job came calling, all the way from Nashville, TN. So, again, we packed up and moved. I graduated from college in 2010 with a degree in Art and Sociology (aka, useless and more useless as far as the "real world" is concerned. But I loved my studies and enjoyed every moment.) I enjoy using my blog as a creative outlet to post thoughts and pictures.


















Leney at A Girl Named Leney


I love Jesus. I like white picket fences and claw footed bath tubs. I drink Coke in glass bottles. I wear red lipstick. I play scrabble and dominoes. Half of my wardrobe is from my grandmother. I would rather communicate via handwritten letters. take black and white photos. I listen to thunderstorms and Frank Sinatra. Fried green tomatoes are my favorite. I wear dresses. I knit. I wear fur capes when I'm cold. I was probably born in the wrong century. I'm A Girl Named Leney.

Sophie at The Forge

i'm sophie, mom to logan, wife to j, german born and raised, pittsburgher, graphic designer, vintage shop owner, fashion lover. a traveler raised with roots and wings.  


Hello there, and welcome to the lifestyle blog of the ever-fascinating me...Kolie :) I'm 20, and verryy in love with my baby boy and sweetheart. And even with all that love for him taking up so much room in my heart, I still find little spaces to be filled with.... Popcorn, dancing, sunshine, scribbling on any available piece of paper, music, family, reading, cooking, stuff and things ;) 

Thank you girls for swapping buttons with me for the past few months!

If your interested send me an email! I am still offering free button swaps with a feature if you want!

Its almost the holiday weekend, I am psyched!




Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Offically in the Homestead!

I'm back! yay ive missed you guys!

We are offically in the new house, nothing left in our apartment! It's a hot mess, ive been spending every night unpacking boxes and I still can't find most of my things! Pictures are coming soon once everything is set up.

But for now, in my spare time, we haven't had Internet so Ive been pinning on my phone. I want to seriously get back into making gooooood meals. I am so sick of pizza! So i have been pinning like crazy to start meal planning again. I thought Id share some of the deliciousness with you!

There are way to many to pin them all so make sure you stop by my pinterest! Follow Me on Pinterest


How amazing do these potatoes look? I want to serve this at a really nice dinner party!



This is made with Brie, which I don't like, but I thought it would be amazing with Cream Cheese, it has pesto, roasted tomatoes and pine nuts!



Black Bean Avocado Salad, Yummy!



This honey ginger salmon looks kinda good! and we have tons of fish at home!!



No peak chicken: Uncle Bens Rice and Chicken in the oven...sounds sooo good!



50 Chicken recipes, there are some really good ones on this site!!



Super Crunch Honey Dipped Wings: I don't like wings but I thought this would be good on chicken tenders!

Source: askchefs.net via Julie on Pinterest


Tomato Soup Mac & Cheese: made this last night, it was soooo good! substitute the first cheese for sour cream and the Ludlow for Cheddar, yummy!



Chicken Marsala, looks so yummy!



Apparently this is the best spaghetti ever, im kinda excited to try it although it sounds a lil heavy!


I am linking up with The Vintage Apple!!



Ps. I have a really great menu planning app that I upload these into and create shopping lists from. I am planning on sharing that in the near future, but you can check it out here

Stay tuned, I have some exciting blog things planned, and I am trying to get caught up on everything!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

House Update!

Since I will be spending this week painting and moving I thought I would share what we worked on last week!!

We pulled up carpet! Let me just say this is not an easy process haha

Here is our time line ;)

Friday: Pulled up Carpet
Saturday: Pulled up Tack strips
Sunday: Pulled up more and staples
Monday: The hubs and mothers sanded
Wednesday: The hubs sanded more and prepped the floors
Thursday: The hubs sealed the floors
Friday: Second coat of sealer

It was a long week!



























We are soooo happy with the finished product, can't wait to put furniture in those rooms!

This week we are painting!! Below are the colors we choose for the living room, dinning room (the gray) and two front bedrooms (blue).

SW7023 Requisite Gray
SW7023 Requisite Gray

























I hope you all have a great week! Ill hopefully be back to blogging next week! Just ordered new clothes from ASOS so I have tons of outfit photos soon!!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Starting the Week with Polka Dots

Polkadots are a gift to fashion!

I swear I am obsessed!

Add Chambray to the polka dots and you have the best combo ever!

I wore this outfit a few weeks ago....I apparently never posted it!

Well the past week has been a whirlwind! One more week to go and I'll be in my new house blogging again!

I really can not wait!

On the list this week: Packing, Moving, Repeat, Paint, Packing and Moving

We are hoping to be in our new place to sleep Saturday night!! yay for new adventures and a change of scenery in my outfit pics ;)

I have this post and one more for this week, Ill be busy every weeknight but I appreciate all your kind words and patience through this crazy week!

Details:
Sweater: Old Navy
Shirt: F21 Thrifted
Capris: Thrifted






























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