Kate Hudson Wears Sunday Somewhere | Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses

 You can never have too many or enough pairs of good ol’ fashion sunnies aka. sunglasses.

I’ve previously blogged before about how “Sunday Somwhere” is my ultimate favorite sunglasses line, and this time I love the fact that Kate Hudson is stealing this look wearing a fabulous pair of Sunday Somewhere sunglasses on her own.

unnamed { Kate Hudson }

unnamed (1) Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses: Yetti in Coloured Chocolate Tortoiseshell, $230

unnamed (2) TO SHOP THE ENTIRE SUNDAY SOMEWHERE COLLECTION CLICK HERE

About these ads

Things I’ve Learned So Far Being 23 | 23 Year Old Self

So according to my childhood favorite band, Blink 182, nobody ever did like me well I was 23. Thanks Blink 182, thanks…a lot.

Going from being 22, and hearing Taylor Swifts song “22″, to being 23 for an entire year, and taking that in reference to Blink 182s famous lyrics “nobody likes you when your 23″, I wasn’t really quite sure how my 23rd year would start out when my birthday came around last year.

Luckily, Blink 182 was totally lying, and I made more friends then they had ever assumed for being 23, and well…everyone loves me!

23

I have to admit that every single day that I come to write a blog post, “Ideas For A 23rd Birthday“, has been a top trending post for this entire year, and welp, hasn’t really moved spots, so I am so thrilled for that, and I hope you guys took some of my ideas into having the best 23rd birthday that you could ever really have.

My 23rd has had its fair shares of ups and downs but I figured for the next future 23 year old, I would give you a few pointers and a few of my own experiences that I have learned so far being 23.

My 23 Year Old Experience

+  You can have the best time with only one or two of your closest girlfriends or friends, you don’t need a flock of friends like you did when you were in college or high school.

+ Friends are going to come and go, and well lets face it, being 23, you’re most likely going to have a lot of people coming in and out of your life, for either all of the right reasons, or for all of the wrong reasons.

+ If you haven’t figured out what “true friendship” means, this is the year you’ll learn what a true friend is, and really who will be there for you for the majority of your lifetime.

+ Work is well, sometimes more important then play. This is the year you’ll focus more-so on your career and where you want to be in life, rather then going out clubbing every night like you did when you were 21. And if you’re still acting like your 21…best of luck to you!

+ This is the year you’ll figure out what “true love” really is. You may have some heart breaks here and there, maybe some bad situations, but toughen up, you’ll be married by the time your 28 in no time.

+ You’d rather stay at home and watch every Monday nights episode of “The Bachelor”, then even attempt to go out with friends or to a casual dinner.

+ A lot of your friends depend on you at this time, do your best to not let them down, at least the friends that are closest to you. Those are the friends that will be  there forever.

+ This is the year you say who cares to going through the Starbucks drive-thru in a facial mask, just getting out of bed. All a girl needs is her coffee at 8:00 am and she needs it ASAP!

+ Family is everything to you at this time. You’ll start talking to your mom and dad more then you ever have this year.

+ Family starts to take the place of friends that you may have potentially lost this year, and that’s a good thing.

+ You don’t really care anymore about what excuse my french, assholes, or un-stable people have to say to you, you just learn to brush it off, and move on.

+ Cars become a pain in the butt, if you don’t already have a new car. Mechanic break downs, too tired to get gas, so you run out of gas, etc. Real life problems.

+ You love just networking with people that have the same interests as you in your career field, you start wanting to live a life of people that are just like you.

+ This is the year you LOVE traveling, and just for the heck of it, love taking random vacations for say to Vegas.

+ You’ll start laughing about past ex-boyfriends, and people you “use to” date

+ You will start to develop an extra “hobby” or extra activities, that you discovered you love doing in your free-time

+ When you’re 23, you do not have time for the drama, or the “bs”.

+  You start going to church more often then you did when you were 21 and 22.

+ You’ll always realize that you’re lucky to wake up each day to live a new day, and that life is one of the most precious things because of family and close friends.

XO

Simon G Jewelry Event | Diamonds & Desserts

So, most of you that have been reading the blog for quite some time now, know that I am constantly always on the go! Whether it’s doing things involving marketing, the blog, my new venture “So Cal Blogger Babes“, working with Universal, yadda yadda yadda, the list goes on.

One thing that I always don’t mind though, is really getting the chance to network one on one with people that have the same interests as me, and obviously I love clothing, and well…duh i’m a little bit more then “OBSESSED” with jewelry, and you can never beat getting the opportunity to make new friends.

Last year, I had the chance to attend “Diamonds & Desserts”, which was a Simon G jewelry event hosted at Robbins Brothers Engagement Store in Glendale, California.

I remember that as I was trying these AMAZING pieces on last year, that I only kept dreaming that *ahem* one day that special someone will give me the biggest surprise in the world full of diamonds.

img_3708 { This was one of my favorites from last year }

This year however, the night was filled with scrumptious cupcakes, manicures, a preview of Simon G jewelry, meeting new friends, and seeing new faces, as well as a little treat bag for the ride home.

Here are a few of my favorites from the event, and I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I know I do!

* Remember the Robins Brothers Engagement Store in located in Glendale, California, so if you are ever out in Southern California, be sure to take a look at everything from Simon G, as well as other fabulous designers *

IMG_1073

IMG_1094

IMG_1095IMG_1069IMG_1081IMG_1116IMG_1104 TO SHOP SIMON G JEWELRY CLICK HERE

L’Dezen + Katherine McPhee | L’Dezen Jewelry

I hope that everyone has been having a great end to their week so far.

There is nothing more that a girl loves, then some arm candy, and a ton of jewelry for the night.

One of my favorite jewelry brands, which you, probably have heard me previously talking and chatting about, “L’Dezen“, well Katherine McPhee, recently wore some fabulous, fabulous pieces to the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour!

If you haven’t seen or had the chance to view my previous posts about L’Dezen Jewelry, you can check them out, here and here.

See below to get the exact look as Katherine.

ttttp Get The Look:

unnamed unnamed (1) unnamed (2) Sliced Diamond Rings

TO SHOP THE L’DEZEN JEWELRY COLLECTION CLICK HERE

Fun & Crafty DIY Birthday Cards | Happy Birthday

I hope that everyone is having a great day so far.

With already have the thought of my 24th birthday creep upon me, super scary to even well…say that, I figured that I would list for you guys a few of my favorite, fun and craft { do-it-yourself } birthday cards for maybe a friend or particularly a family member that just might have their birthday creepin up on them!

Having a stress overload about turning another year older, there is nothing more that a family or friend loves more then a good old fashioned birthday card coming from the heart.

1. DIY BIRTHDAY CARD #1

IMG_89311 2. DIY BIRTHDAY CARD #2

IMG_5571 3.  DIY BIRTHDAY CARD #3

ohd_hbbannerbox_5 4. DIY BIRTHDAY CARD #4

IMG_22411 5. DIY BIRTHDAY CARD #5

invitations6 TO SEE HOW TO MAKE THESE EXACT BIRTHDAY CARDS, OR SIMILAR BIRTHDAY CARDS, SIMPLY JUST CLICK ON THE PICTURE, OR THE ABOVE LINK AND IT WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO STEP BY STEP MAKE THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY CARD ALL BY YOURSELF.

Homemade Kiwi Facial Scrub | Beauty DIY

Most of the time when we go to bed at night, sometimes we forget how important it is to take care of our skin. I know that if sometimes I am too tired, I literally will not leave the bed since I got home, which then results in just falling asleep in my make-up. No Bueno.

I’ll never forget that every single time I go back home, my mom always, always tells me how important it is to take care of my skin, well I am young.

There is nothing better to use on your skin though, other then all organic, natural, and homemade skincare.

One of my all time favorite night time repair scrubs has always been “homemade facial scrubs”.

These types of facial scrubs can repair, replenish, and renew your skin back to normal, if you do this routine consistently before you go to bed.

12

One of my favorite scrubs has always been the homemade kiwi scrub, and I figured that I would share with you guys on how to do this at home.

I’m not even kidding, when I tell you that this is my favorite, favorite scrub!

Ingredients:

+ sugar or salt of your choice

+ oil of your choice

+ fruit or vegetables of your choice { safflower oil }

+ muddler

+ an air tight container

Instructions:

1. Choose your container, and measure your exfoliant so that the container is 3/4 full.

2. Measure out your oil. You’ll want a 2-to-1 ratio. So, twice as much salt or sugar as oil.

3. Combine oil and salt or sugar in a bowl, and stir until just combined. For the Kiwi Scrub, you want to mix together sugar, safflower oil, and kiwi to get this exact scrub.

4.  Add in the Kiwi, scooping out the center core, and then chopped as finely as you can get them, and muddle the mixture together until their just combined. You don’t want to mix it too much or the granules will start to dissolve.

5. Decant into your storage container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Five Favorite Looks From The Adam Levine Collection | Adam Levine

Hey Guys! Howdy! 

So, since hearts are honestly breaking all across America, I thought that I would make this post in honor of a very special 2 people getting married next weekend, Adam & Behati. If, I could totally insert a party emoji into this post, I would immediately.

Don’t worry though, if you’re totally devastated about Adam not being single anymore, you should be more then happy for the both of them, because you can now have a little piece of Adam right at home with you! Yes… I am talking about the “Adam Levine Collection“. And, it’s totally brilliant, not even kidding you.

Normally we hear about girls and women celebrities launching a line of clothing, like Jennifer Lopez, and Selena Gomez, so I think that Adam is more then on the right track here by launching a line for both men and women, which you can now purchase online through Kmart, or in a Kmart location nearest you.

In honor of Adam soon getting married, I figured that I would list for you guys, five of my favorite pieces from The Adam Levine Collection.

Adam+Levine+Celebrates+Launch+New+Women+Collection+uF_EedYe1T8l

So, Here Are My Fab Five Favorite Looks:

Look 1:

11

Look 2:

2

Look 3:

5

 Look 4:

55  Look 5:

3TO SHOP THE ENTIRE ADAM LEVINE COLLECTION CLICK HERE 

When I Go To The Drybar | My Favorite Blowouts

Every now and then a girl needs her hair done. It never really matters how ‘perfect’ your hair may currently be, but we always just have to go get it done to make ourselves feel better.

To be honest with you, i’ve never really had a ‘blowout‘, until I moved to L.A from Cleveland. Cleveland, yeah, we have hair salons, but nothing like L.A salons. Nope, nothing like it.

I try to at least get a blowout a few times a month, and for just about every special occasion that could ever go on in my life. Also, what better way to get a blowout, when duh, it’s budget friendly.

My favorite go-to place to go for one of these is “The Drybar“. The Drybar is not only super cute inside, but you have your own selection of what kind of blowout you want for the price of only $40! DEAL!

With knowing the fact that I will be getting a blowout next week, i’ve decided to put together a few of my favorite blowout styles together from The Drybar.

So, next time you go, ask for any of these styles!

” The Straight Up “

strait-up__large

” The Cosmo “

cosmo__large ” The Mai Tai “

mai-tai__large ” Southern Comfort “

southern-comfort__largeTo Check Out The Drybar In Your Nearest Location Click Here

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies | Homemade Recipe

I hope that everyone is having an amazing day so far.


So, recently I posted a picture that over the weekend, I had made “Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies“, and well…ever since then, a lot of you have been asking for the own personal recipe!

Having currently discussed that I have been diagnosed with, “Hypothyroidism“, in my previous YouTube video on my channel, I currently have to stay away from a lot of foods, and obtain a very strict diet. One of those being, that I basically have to have anything and everything, well…”Gluten Free“.

So, over this weekend, I made homemade gluten free chocolate chip cookies, and I figured that since many of you have been asking for the recipe, that I would share it with you all!

1

Ingredients:

+ 8 ounces unsalted butter
+ 11 ounces brown rice flour, approximately 2 cups
+ 1 1/4 ounces cornstarch, approximately 1/4 cup
+ 1/2 -ounce tapioca flour, approximately 2 tablespoons
+ 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
+ 1 teaspoon kosher salt
+ 1 teaspoon baking soda
+ 2 ounces sugar, approximately 1/4 cup
+ 10 ounces light brown sugar, approximately 1 1/4 cups
+ 1 whole egg
+ 1 egg yolk
+ 2 tablespoons whole milk
+ 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
+ 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

+ Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat.

+ Once melted, pour into the bowl of a stand mixer.

+ In a medium bowl, sift together the rice flour, cornstarch, tapioca flour, xantham gum, salt and baking soda. Then set aside.

+ Add both of the sugars to the bowl with the butter and using the paddle attachment, cream together on medium speed for 1 minute.

+ Add the whole egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.

+ Chill the dough in the refrigerator until firm, approximately 1 hour.

+ Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

+ Shape the dough into 2-ounce balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet.

+ Bake for 14 minutes, rotating the pans after 7 minutes for even baking.

+ Remove from the oven and cool the cookies on the pans for 2 minutes.

+ Move the cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

I’m Back! | Where’d You Go | Did You Leave For Good?

Hiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you guys are well and have been doing great. Sorry i’ve literally been Miss. MIA { missing in action } over here.

This never happens and I want to apologize, and let you know that this won’t be happening ever again, or at least I hope not.

Recently, i’ve been getting a ton of emails, tweets, messages, saying “where did you go”, “are you done blogging”, “why hasn’t a new post been up”, “you’re tweeting, but not blogging…why?”, and so it begins…

I love this blog with all of my heart, and have literally put so much time, and energy into it, since it was started in 2012. I gave up nights of going out with friends partying, having an overall good time, and I would multi-task in between jobs just to put up new blog posts, so with that being said that I even risked my jobs at the time, I will keep this up forever, and ever.

When you put so much of your own heart and soul into something, you never ever ever give up, and always keep on going.

3 (2)

So, with that being said, just around this time last year, I was randomly diagnosed with an “under-active thyroid“, which is called “hypothyroidism“.

I won’t go too much into detail of what “hypothyroidism” is, because I am not a physician, but it has to deal with your thyroid gland.

When I was diagnosed with it, I kind of just brushed it off, and thought, “Oh, this will go away with time”, which is what most of us think half of the time.

As a year has gone by, i’ve had no problems with my health, nothing out of the ordinary, up until now.

Just about a few weeks ago, I started feeling very very tired, like I couldn’t even get out of bed, even though I slept 10 hours. I felt like I really had to push myself, and give myself that extra energy just to do the things that I needed to get done. I also started to develop, chest pains, no motivation, finding it really hard to concentrate, and even a slight bit of memory loss, and yes I am only 23 years old.

This is the most awful feeling on the planet, believe me.

Below, I created a YouTube video for you guys to watch on my channel, and hopefully this will clear up some reasons of why I have been feeling, the way that I have, and why the blog posts have literally been so slow.

If you think that you might have “Hypothyroidism“, I have included links in the YouTube description that includes, symptoms, as well as possible treatment.

Thank you guys so much for sticking with me, during this time, and I can’t wait to get better!

Your support means the world to me.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 334 other followers