Beauty, Houston, Instagram, Life

The Azalea Trails

This past weekend, the River Oaks Garden Club presented the Azalea Trails event that was hosted by two MFAH house museums, Rienzi and Bayou Bend, as well as five other locations.

Though I am a native of Houston, I had never been to the Azalea Trails or even Bayou Bend before this past weekend. I am glad, though, that I finally went and checked this event out over the weekend, otherwise I may had never known how beautiful the grounds at Bayou Bend truly are.

Needless to say, I will definitely be make more trips to Bayou Bend now that Spring has come and enjoy the nice weather while I can.

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Holidays, Home Decor, Life

Happy Spring Equinox!

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I’m so excited that it’s finally spring!

This morning I had to do start Spring off on the right foot, so I went to Trader Joe’s and picking up a small bouquet. Fresh flowers are just about a must have for me when it’s spring, and I love the prices that Trader Joe’s has, plus the fact that I can grab a bouquet along with a few needed grocery items.

How are y’all celebrating the new season?

-C

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Beauty, Fashion, Life, Trending

Top 5 Lip Shades for spring

Top 5 Lip Shades for spring--2015

Now that spring has been starting to show her face here in Oregon, my wardrobe has started to explode with variations of color (even pink!). My favorite way to show off color, though, is through lip color.

Recently I’ve just been going out with an almost sans-makeup face as all I’ll put on is a coat of mascara and my current lip color. It’s honestly such a nice change as my skin feels lighter and less greasy without all of it. I especially love that since doing so, my skin has gotten even clearer. That in itself is a huge perk.

Hope y’alls weather is just as nice! 

-C

(From left to right: Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Rogue; Nars Lipstick in Schiap; CLINIQUE Chubby Lip Balm Stick in Heaping Hazelnut; Nars Lipstick in Barbarella; Lancome Lip Lover in Orange Manege)  

Life, Trending

Happy First Day of Spring!

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As you can see, the flowers are starting to bloom and we all know what that means–Spring is here! Honestly though, Spring is by far one of my favorite seasons as it can be warm enough to enjoy being outside during the day and at night it cools down to just the right temperature for a drink by the outdoor pit.

All I can say is that Cheryl, aka Miss Rhode Island, got it right with “…because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket”.

Have a good one! 

-C

Life

Spring is Here!

Today is officially the first day of Spring. I’m so excited that not even the spurts of rain occurring today will stop me from my hike! I hope whatever y’all choose to do today, you make the best out of it–for the sake of Spring!

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Above is a shot from one of my recent hiking trips. It’s a gorgeous view from the Spencer’s Butte Summit.

Have a great rest of the week y’all!

-C

Life, What to do Wednesdays

What to do when… Wanting to change things up a bit

It’s been a while since i’ve done a What to do Wednesday…  post. Honestly, I have just been so busy doing some spring cleaning around the apartment (still not fully done!) and getting set up for my Spring Term classes. So far, I am loving my classes and am especially enjoying the yoga class I’m taking at the Student Rec Center.

Spring is an amazing time of year. Birds start to come out all a-tweeting, flowers are beginning to bloom, and here in Oregon it isn’t raining every single day (now just every other day). Also, Spring has come to represent a time of change for many people. I have come to embrace change recently. Even in the simplest ways I have changed things up, with buying some new, bright-colored jeans and some new mint nail polish. I have also cut my hair to an even shorter pixie.

It’s traditionally hard for people to embrace change, which is understandable. For instance, having a dad who went to college for a Ranch Management program and who later owned a ranch, I have constantly eaten red meat. Now, my previous statement might lead y’all to think I have turned to a more vegetarian route (umm…no, never) which is not the case. However, I have come to being okay with not eating red meat every day. I also have been eating more and more vegetables and fruit. Already I am starting to feel better and not as ‘heavy’ and have much more energy (though the rain does seem to drain that quite quickly..).

Now, I’m not saying that y’all should go and change some major aspect of your life after reading this. My advice really is just to be open to change and embrace it if it feels right. In my personal opinion, you really aren’t living life if you close yourself off from new opportunities that, in the end, can help you learn something new about yourself. However, I am going to also give a slight warning that what I am saying is to embrace the YOLO (you only live once) attitude that has seem to gone viral. That type of attitude actually hurts you instead of helping you, leaving you with bad consequences and regrets later on down the road.

I hope that y’all embrace the vibe that Primavera gives off and that you have a wonderful Wednesday! 

And now for some inspirational (and never, ever cheesy) images!!! (: 

(first image: motivationintohabit.tumblr.com and the rest are from my Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/christendp/ )

Life, Trending

Spring is starting to show her face!

Exciting news y’all, yesterday it got up to 65 degrees here in Central Oregon! The sun was out and so were practically all who live on campus. Sadly, it is supposed to be raining this weekend for a good portion; though this does not dismay me, since I have to be inside anyways writing a paper and working on a environmental project.

Inspired by yesterday’s and today’s amazing weather, I have been doing some online searching for some clothes and apartment accessories to revitalize my wardrobe and living space. From all the blogs and fashion magazines I read I can say there are some major trends out there that i’d love to embrace. Below are the ones that really caught my attention. (:

Pink

American Apparel Bubble Gum Jeans

Flower Print

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H&M dress

Anthropologie Just Picked Recipe Cards

Bright Color

Espejoa Mini Dress from Anthropologie

Silk Sunny Yellow Blooms Throw Pillow from Etsy

Lady-like

Lipsy Dress with Cut Out Back from Asos

Paris is Always A Good Idea Hemp pillow from Etsy

Mint

Mint Open Back Sweater and Jeans from Zara

Sporty

The Most-loved Yoga Pant from Victorias Secret

Heather Black Nike Oregon Block Slim FIT Tee from UO Duck Store

Have a wonderful weekend!!! 

Life

Come to me, Spring!

As much as I have always loved Winter, the constant stream of wet Oregon wintry weather is really starting to annoy. Okay. Yes it was nice to be at a friend of a friend’s house watching the Oscars and enjoying dinner with snow falling outside.

However, I want  NEED Spring. I want to be able to wear pretty skirts with a light jacket that make me feel girly. I want to see pretty and sugary colors everywhere instead of the drab gray and black (though I am a part of that..tsk). Most of all, I want the sun and the ability to at least even think about picnics near the river.

Somebody want to send or buy this pretty girl some flowers, i’d be quite touched! Color is a dire necessity for my apartment right now!

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