Beauty, Life, Pin-spiration, Trending

Current Hair Pin-spiration

 

Over the past five or so years, I have tried (and failed) to grow out my pixie. However, after my last haircut in mid December, I decided that I (again) want to grow my hair out and preferably to a short bob. I just really hope that my sometimes lack of patience won’t get me again because I really would love to change up my ‘do. Eeek!

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Luckily for me, I know how to manage a bob-like hairstyle as I have had one before. The unfortunate part of it is that it has been seven years (see the above photo) since I have last had this hairstyle. Needless to say, I may need to invest in a small straightener and a nice hair dryer again!

Also, I am hearing a variety of things on how best to treat your hair when trying to grow it out. So if y’all have any tips and/or tricks for this, please let me know!

Y’all have a great weekend!

-Christen

 

Psst… Be sure to check out these images and more on my Hairspiration board on Pinterest!

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Home Decor, Instagram, Life, Trending

Living Room Gallery Wall Inspiration

In a month or so, my living room couch will finally be here! Y’all I am beyond excited to get started on putting my living room together and truly have my apartment be complete.

One thing that I have been wanting to do is to create a gallery wall behind my couch. Having all these blank white walls in my apartment is definitely making it feel a little less homey than I like and I feel that a gallery wall will help with that.

Of course, in the beginning, I got a little too analytical about it and tried thinking up of a “theme”. After browsing Pinterest, though, I decided that I rather have a quirky gallery wall than one that feels a little too put together.

Here’s to livening my place up a bit!

-C

(All original images can be found here)

Life, Pin-spiration, Recipes

5 Recipes That You Must Try ASAP

Bariatric Eating's No Sugar Pumpkin Spice Bread

No Sugar Pumpkin Spice Bread (via Bariatric Eating)

Foodie Crush's Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies (via Foodie Crush)

Natasha's Kitchen Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Mushroom Rice Pilaf (via Natasha’s Kitchen)

The Novice Chef Gingerdoodle Recipe

Gingerdoodle Cookies (via The Novice Chef)

Well Plated's Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili (via Well Plated)

Cooking and baking have always been hobbies of mine, and I love finding new recipes and trying them out. Trying out a new recipe is sort of like a science experiment to me, which is always so much fun with never knowing what the outcome will be (but hoping that it’s a good one! ha).

Also, I must say that I have tried just about all of the recipes listed above and know that you’ll love how they turn out as much as I did!

-C

Fashion, Life, Outfits, People, Pin-spiration, Trending

Lovin’ Right Now: Sweater Details

 

Sweaters like these, with the coolest details, make me wish that mild temperatures were more common where I live.

Honestly, one week it’s in the 30s and the next it’s in the high 70s. If there ever were a state to be known for it’s ridiculous weather, it’d have to be Texas.

-C

 

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Life, Pin-spiration, Recipes, Trending

Five Rosemary Based Recipes to Try This Weekend

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Rosemary Sea Salt Sweet Potato Rolls

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Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef

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Lemon Rosemary Chicken

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Rosemary Butter Cookies

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Lemon Rosemary Salmon

Earlier this week I tried a recipe for some pork loin chops that I’ve had in the fridge for a couple of days that involved rosemary and was enthralled by the flavor it had. Now, I want anything and everything with rosemary. Truly.

And seeing as how I do have leftover rosemary, I am thinking that those rosemary butter cookies may just have to be baked this weekend so I can use my leftovers. Purely just so I can use those leftovers, of course. 😉

Happy Friday y’all! 

-C

 

Beauty, Fashion, Life, Outfits, People, Pin-spiration

Style to Admire: Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has been in the limelight for a while now, with playing the role of Amy Jessup in Fringe and Rachel Zane in Suits. Like her character Rachel Zane–this lady has got some style!

With her newfound status as the significant other of Prince Harry, I’m sure we will be seeing more and more of her. Also, I always knew she had good acting chops and amazing style, but I recently found out about her humanitarian efforts in Africa (i.e. providing clean water, building new latrines for school aged children, and more).

Needless to say, I not only admire her style but also her work ethic and big heart. Definitely a woman that many could look up to.

-C

 

(Find more style inspiration here)

Fashion, Holidays, Life, Outfits, Pin-spiration, Trending

Lovin’ Right Now: Fair Isle Sweaters

 

I love fair isle sweaters because they are THE perfect sweater for the holiday season and will continue to remain a classic, unlike those sweaters with Rudolph and jingle bells on them. 😉

So for those who are heading to a more casual or cozy holiday party, I totally recommend pairing a fair isle sweater with either a simple mini skirt or some fun jeans. You’ll be cute AND comfy as you sip on some spiced cider. Win win, no?

-C

 

(More winter style inspiration can be found here)