Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I confess

+ That I watched Dumb & Dumber for the FIRST TIME EVER this past weekend. I know, who am I?
+I cannot WAIT to Black Friday shop with my sweet MIL
+ My gym game has been bad. like real bad. like motivation where the hell are you?
+ Tyler took me to an MMA fight last Saturday. I felt like I was in the middle of fight-club. This was one of those nights that vodka tonics are such a blessing.
+ I'm obsessed with the hot pinkness of this vest.
+My cracked iPhone screen is starting to drive me crazy. It's been cracked for 2 years, but just now am I starting to get bothered by it.
+ I made these this weekend and I am fairly certain they sent everyone into a diabetic coma. but they were all gone.
+I am starting to live for the weekends where we have zero plans. #itneverhappens
+I am more than ready to slide into a Tryptophan coma these next few days with our families.

Happy Thanksgiving Friends! I am oh so thankful that our blog worlds have collided!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stocking Stuffer Favorites

How is Christmas only one month away?! So excited to link up with the pretty momma to be, Elise!

 Growing up, opening our stocking was the highlight of Christmas morning! My mom always knocks it out of the park with our stocking stuffers and puts SO much thought into each one!

Stocking Stuffers

Friday, November 21, 2014

Quick 5 on Friday

{this video}
 not one to rock out to Christmas Tunes before Thanksgiving, but this one has been blaring!
{this quote}
{this makeup}
oh just everything I love, all in one.
{these treats}
you had me at Reese's balls 

{this husband}
he's been a total rockstar this week.
love u T!

happy friday friends!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

5 Must Try- Bridesmaids Hairstyles

One of the biggest regrets from my wedding was my hair & the bridesmaids hair. I opted to let a friend, who is a hairstylist, come in and do our hair for the wedding and it was a complete disaster. Hair is a BIG deal on your wedding day for yourself AND your bridesmaids. Check out 5 of my most recent favorites!

Braided Up-do

This style works best with curly or wavy hair, so begin by curling your hair if it is very straight. A French braid on one side of the head curves gently around to join up with a low chignon in back. Though both of the hairstyles used are classic up-dos, putting them together asymmetrically creates a unique style that is both formal and modern. This look requires quite a bit of hair to pull off, so consider extensions if your tresses are on the short or thin side.

Side French Braid Bun

The side French braid bun is another elegant asymmetrical look with a lot of different component parts. Begin by making a French braid down one side of the head, drawing it back and down as you work so that it ends at the nape of the neck. Twist the loose end of the French braid and the loose hair from the other side of the head into a low bun that sits slightly off-center on one side of the head. This is a great alternative to the braided updo above of you have a little less hair to work with.

Waterfall Braid

The waterfall braid is a fun, youthful, creative style that is a less bulky update of the traditional braid crown. A loose French braid slants across the back of the head. Instead of using three strands of hair for the entire braid, this look draws in new strands after each twist to create a delicate cascading waterfall look. To add a final interesting twist to the look, the loose end of the braid is secured underneath the hair and hidden so that the braid seems to disappear into the hair.

Messy Knotted Braid Crown

A braid crown is a classic bridesmaid style, and this one incorporates twists in the back for a look that s deliberately messy and playful. Use a knotted braid for the crown to make it look a little less stiff. Work around the front of your head to the opposite side, and secure the braid in the back. Take any leftover hair from the braid, as well as the loose hair at the back of your head, and twist it into a messy bun to finish the look.

Half Crown Braid

The half crown braid is an elegant look that doesn’t require a lot of effort. Take the front top hair from one side of your head and make it into a loose braid. Draw it around the back of your head as you work until you can secure it on the opposite side. Repeat the process using hair from the other side of your head and cross the braids in an X-shape in back.

Try these fun hair tutorials at home or take cosmetology courses to learn more about crafting exciting hairstyles.
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