March 17, 2013

Tassel Earrings || DIY

Do you ever read someone's blog and think, 
"Wow, I wish we lived close to each other and could be friends?"

I want to give a shout out to one of my favorite blogs Henry happened; Stephanie is a DIY queen. I can't wait until we have our house and I can start making more of the stuff she posts! One of the first things I want to make are these ~ so cute with wheat grass too! Then when I have my chick palace all set up I'll start my way though all of these amazing DIY necklaces.

Last week Stephanie posted DIY tassel earrings (instructions for a necklace too) and I couldn't wait, I had to try them this weekend. Love, so cute! I want to make more...they're addicting. These are the three I made today, the only change I made was I used wire to wrap, instead of more embroidery thread.

Turquoise Tassel Earrings
Silvery Purple Tassel Earrings

March 15, 2013

New Hair || Turquoise, Purple, Pink

Aloha Friday Everyone! 
Here's an update on my latest hair adventure...

First, I went on a Sally's (beauty supply store) shopping spree. My lovely sister gave me a $25 gift card for my birthday in January and I was saving it for a new hair day. Then, I got a 30% off coupon, dang I know, in the mail! Yippee!! So I stocked up on my basics and a few fun things ~ left with all this and paid only $2.44!

Sally's Spree

March 8, 2013

What I Wore || Instagram Me

~ What I Wore ~ 
Happy Friday Everyone
This is one of my favorite rings, gave you stink eye so the ring seems tougher.
Skull & Crossbones || Hot Topic

Microwave Smores || Perfect 10 Second Treat

I love S'mores and as much as I'd like to start a camp fire in my backyard to make this delicious treat...sometimes that just doesn't work.

So I make them in the microwave, perfect fast treat!

Yummy! Gooey S'more

March 6, 2013

Cool Photo Weather App || Perfect for Vacations

So sweet! Thank you Pinterest for showing me this awesome new photo app. You take a picture and it displays your city location and the weather.
How perfect for a vacation picture!
Picture with the InstaWeather Skin

February 23, 2013

Super Cute Monogram Chevron Art || Free DIY

Happy Saturday, I hope your weekend is treating you well. Tonight I had a lovely tea party with a two year old ~ that's a great evening. 

Like I promised yesterday I have a surprise for you. 
Do you love cute framed art? 
Do you love chevrons? 
Do you love monograms?! 
Looky looky what Honey & Fitz has to share with us!

Honey & Fitz || Free Printable Chevron Monogram Art

February 20, 2013

Blackberry Cheesecake Mousse || Dessert

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I started taking a Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University Class and tonight is session 4, very excited to share with you all the stuff I've learned. Keep your eyes open for the post. 

Over the weekend I made these beauties, Blackberry Cheesecake Mousse from Snixy Kitchen visit her for lots of great recipes and lovely food pics. Delicious, light, creamy, not too sweet, not too tart, and they look so pretty...and fast. They are the perfect treat, great for a summer BBQ.

Blackberry Cheesecake Mousse

February 18, 2013

Stuffed Cherry Blossom Sugar Cookies


If you love almond sugar cookies, this is the perfect recipe for you! They are so delicious and really fun to make. This was my first attempt to make stuffed cookies, I'll definitely be making these again. They would make a great gift for the cherry, almond, or cookie lover in your life. How cute in a gift basket with teas! They have man approval too, my honey took some to work to share...they liked.
The recipe is from love & olive oil. You'll find lots of great recipes and she just came out with an new cookbook called Breakfast for Dinner it's going on my Amazon Wishlist for sure!
Happy baking! xoxojolleen

February 15, 2013

What I Wore || Instagram Me

What I Wore this week...

I love how long and simple these earrings are, they make a great accent piece to dress up any outfit.

{Teal & Gold Earrings || Forever 21}
I was getting dressed and wanted to wear this gold belt. 
It wasn't working as a belt....then I glanced at my arm (light bulb)- wear it as a bracelet! 
Works perfect...I will be doing this again, great multi use for skinny belts.
{Leopard Boots || Delia's clearance for $12 - Booyah!}

{Gold Skinny Belt (worn as bracelet) || Nordstrom Rack}

Silver and black double finger leopard ring - amazing I know! 
My sister got it for me for Christmas. I really like how the tail curls up on your pinkie. 

{Silver and Black Double Finger Leopard Ring || Gift}

{Lime Green Cardigan || Nordstorm Rack}
{Black w/ Lace and White Polka Dots Top || Nordstrom Rack}
{Chunky Pearl Necklace || JCP - clearance $4 - oh yeah!}
{Floral Gray Wash Skinny Jeans || Target - clearance $11 - all smiles}

{Chunky Pearl Necklace || JCP}

{Floral Gray Wash Skinny Jeans || Target}

February 8, 2013

This Week in Jewelry || Instagram Me


This week I found a new obsession...Instagraming all my jewelry choices. Looks like I'm loving pink this week!
Pink Necklace Baublebar
This necklace I just got for my birthday! I LOVE it, thanks Tink!
Pink Necklace Baublebar
Pink & Gold Triangle / Love Necklace || Forever 21
These are two of my favorite necklaces to layer.
Pink & Gold Triangle / Love Necklace || Forever 21
Gold Deer Ring || Charming Charlie's
Who doesn't want a deer ring?
Gold Deer Ring || Charming Charlie's
Multi Color Gem Necklace || JCP
I got this necklace over summer, it's really cool how different it looks with different outfits. Fun to wear a fancy necklace with a big warm sweater.
Multi Color Gem Necklace || JCP
Hope you enjoyed a look into my jewelry box! I think this will become a regular thing, next week I'll mix in some outfits.

February 4, 2013

Retro Photo App for iStuff || Plus a Cute New Way to Wear a Scarf

XnRetro for iStuff...99 cents. Super easy to use, take a picture then layover different effects.

XnRetro - I love this snow spotted effect
Oh, how did I do my scarf like that you ask?! So cute, right! My blogger friend Stephanie at Henry Happened (click for directions) posted this new scarf style, I had to try it! Check her out for great DIYs and fun fashion advice. I'm still waiting for Michael's to get my iron-on studs so I can make this super cute heart sweater she posted a few weeks ago.

Not too late to send Brayden a Valentine's Card!

Home buying update: We are on house number two, first house we backed out after home we are negotiating for house number two, it's lovely! 
Happy winter everyone!

January 30, 2013

How Can 45 Cents Make a Difference? || Give Love Campaign

One of my really good friends sisters, Shannon and Rachel, started something so cool in Colorado Springs.

"An ongoing campaign with a commitment to documenting and sharing random 
acts of kindness towards others, launched to inspire and spread abundant 
LOVE like wildfire" ♥

It's an idea that for 30 days you do something each day for someone else and like they said it's growing like wildfire. On the fan page other people are also joining the "Give Love Campaign", and posting their days.

Posted by Shannon on Day 12 ~
"Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is." A woman reached out to us about a family she knows with an 8 year old son battling cancer. I spoke with her personally, this precious boy named Brayden is simply wishing that he gets some Valentine's Day cards this year. My daughter is 8, so this really touched my heart. For our Day 12 of the Give Love Campaign we made him homemade cards. His family would really love it if he received TONS of them! Would any of you be willing to make some? It's also a beautiful way to get your kids involved in spreading some love! And remember always to give love ♥"
Brayden Cantrell
915 Liberty Rd, Apt 202
West Liberty, KY 41472


This is an invitation to everyone, 45 cents will make a difference in Brayden's life. Teachers have your students make one, parents have your kids make one, fellow bloggers please spread the word!

Everyday we choose what kind of difference we are going to make in someone else life. Our words are so powerful...your smile might me the thing that stopped the cashier at the bank from committing suicide, it gave her hope to live another day. We all have stuff we carry around, but sometime we are so focused on our own stuff that we have blinders on to the world around us. If you think the world is unhappy and needs a positive change, it all starts with you. You can make a difference!

We make a choice everyday, every minute to be part of the problem or the solution, what are you choosing?

January 16, 2013

Grape Hair || Birthday Week

I love birthdays and on my birthday I celebrate for a whole week. Nothing extravagant but I'll spend any leftover Christmas gift cards. Spend any free stuff I have an loyalty cards. I sign up for anything that I get free stuff for my birthday, that's always nice.

I always get new hair and new polish. I very much need change in my life, so what better day to have new hair than your birthday!

I decided to do purple, well actually my sister said do purple. I just bleached out the remains of the pink I had and added this perfect purple. Manic Panic Purple Haze, I love Manic Panic. I also put it on the rest of my hair so it has a purple tint to blend better.

I think the most important thing I do on birthday week is be nice to myself. I make time for the face mask that never seems to happen. I don't plan stuff so I'm not rushing around not able to enjoy the day. I remind myself that I'm loved and that no one is a better me than me (thanks Jesus and Dr. Seuss) Happy Birthday Week!