April 30, 2011

My Inspiration Board

I just created an inspiration board over at tumblr. Check it out here http://seeinspirecreate.tumblr.com/

Follow me there if you want to see the things that inspire me on a daily basis.

April 29, 2011

FBFF: Fashion & Fitness

If you are interested in more info on Fashion Beauty Friend Friday and how you can join, head over to Modly Chic here.

1. Do you keep some kind of fitness routine? Why?

I use to work out a lot more during college. The gym was right there and plus I worked there, which made it a lot easier to go. Now I don't work out at all.

2. Has working out, maybe training for a marathon or something of that nature, helped with your own perception of body image?

When I was working out, I felt good about myself because I could see the results of my working out. I still feel good about myself. I  know that if I was working out, I would feel better knowing that I was taking care of myself.

3. When you are hitting the gym or just going out for a long walk what do you wear? Is it about functionality or fashion?

I really didn't care about fashion. I just threw on whatever was clean to workout in.

4. Do you feel there is a cultural perception of what you ‘should’ be doing for your own physical fitness?

Yes, because there usually is a perception of what one should do on everything. I say just do what works best for you, as long as you're doing some type of exercise.

5.  Dream big… what would be your ultimate fitness goal.

I just want to stay consistent with working out every week.

April 28, 2011

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

I wanted to use this can of pumpkin we have in our pantry, but what to make with not that many things in our pantry to use. Of course, pumpkin cupcakes! Too bad the recipe I found called for spice cake mix when all we had is yellow cake mix. Guess I'll be using that instead. Follow the link here to see where I got this recipe. I'm not that great at baking, but these turned out not too bad.


Ingedients

1 package (18.25 oz.) spice cake mix (I used yellow cake)
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
3 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 container (16 oz.) prepared cream cheese or vanilla frosting ( I'm making my own frosting)
Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Paper-line or grease 24 muffin cups.

BLEND cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, oil and water in large mixer bowl until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

BAKE for 18 to 23 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread cupcakes with frosting. Decorate with assorted sprinkles, if desired.
 Frosting

I used this recipe here. I didn't have 2 packages of cream cheese, so I used 1.

Ingredients

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions 

In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use. 

recipe via

April 27, 2011

Copycat Wednesdays: Karla's Closet

I absolutely loved this look Karla did on her blog this past Monday. I tried to recreate it, tell me what you think of my look. Don't forget to check out Karla's Closet and see the outfit I got inspiration from here.

April 27, 2011a

dress: casual corner, tank & belt: forever21, shoes: mix no. 9, handbag: ann taylor

April 27, 2011b

April 26, 2011

April Showers bring May Flowers

I can't believe it's almost May! Time is flying by and as usually I feel like my life has been a wasting away. I don't really feel like it's being lived to the fullest. I mainly feel stuck. I suppose it's my own fault. It's just really hard to get past my own personal mental blocks in my head.

Guess I'll keep taking it one day at a time.

April 25, 2011

Easter Morning

April 24,2011

dress:eliza j, cardigan:ny & co., shoes:mix no. 9

All the pictures I took, my eyes could barely be seen. So I gave up:-) I was so tired from getting up 4 in the morning for the sunrise service at my church  (it was worth it). After the service, we came home and made a yummy brunch.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

April 23, 2011

3 Things

1. The Boyfriend was here for a week visit (now he's gone).
2. He's going to move to my city as soon as he gets a job here (pray please).
3. My sister comes home next week from college for the summer.


April 22, 2011

FBFF: Inspiration

If you are interested in more info on Fashion Beauty Friend Friday and how you can join, head over to Modly Chic here.

1. Which celebrity (celebrities) do you look to for fashion inspiration? 

I mainly look at The Vogue Diaries for celebrity style. There isn't any particular celebrity I look to for  fashion inspiration.

2. When it comes to your own personal style, what inspires you? 

I definitely get inspiration from fashion bloggers. 

3. How do you hope to inspire your readers? 

I hope to inspire my readers to embrace their feminine side, it is so much fun being a woman.

4. Outside the realm of fashion who/what inspires you? 

 I would have to say the people (family & friends)that surround me on a daily basis inspire me.

5. And since Idol is ending… Which songs inspire you? 

I would say right now the song Who Says by Selena Gomez.

April 20, 2011

Copycat Wednesdays: 9-5 Chic

I came across this blog, 9-5 Chic, last week. Since I am to start working really soon, this was the perfect way to get inspiration for more business fashion. Check out the outfit I was inspired by here. I probably wouldn't wear this to work, but I just love her outfit.

April 20, 2011a

dress & tshirt :forever21,vest & scarf:h&m, shoes:rack room shoes

April 20, 2011b

April 19, 2011

Hair Video

New YouTube video is up! Next week I'll hopefully be uploading a makeup tutorial.

Check out the video here and don't forget to subscribe.

April 18, 2011

Sunday Afternoons

April 17, 2011
dress:jones new york

I spent the weekend with the boyfriend.
What did you do this past weekend?
Oh and the poll was split between hair and makeup video.
Look for both of them soon.

April 15, 2011

Green & White

April 15, 2011

shirt:Forever21, skirt: Old Navy, shoes: Banana Republic

FBFF: Gratitude

Today is the one year anniversary for Friend, Beauty ,Fashion Friday. I haven't been a part of this group for that long, nor do I post every Friday, but this group is awesome. I have found such great advice ever since I have joined. I do definitely plan on participating in the questions more often ever week. Click on the following button to find out more info how you can join the group too!

ModlyChic FBFF


1.  When it comes to me personally – I owe a lot of who I am to: My Parents! I love them so much and they have sacrificed to provide my sisters and I so much. I'm so grateful to have the parents that I do, that put up with my crazy self all through high school & college and even now;-)


2. When it comes to me professionally – I owe a lot of who I am to: Well, I'm almost a year out of college and haven't really done a lot professionally. I just got a great job this past week and I'm so grateful for this one lady (I'm not going to say her name) who helped me get this job and also helped me get my internship a couple of years ago. She's pretty awesome:-)

3. When it comes to the art of blogging, I’m grateful to these people for helping me through some rough spots: Now that I think about it, I didn't really ask any other bloggers for help since I've started blogging. I have gotten great tips off several bloggers' sites and that I used to help me out. Some of the sites I used were Modly Chic (The founder of FBFF), Clothed Much, Pretty Shiny Sparkly, and What I Wore. I'm also thankful for my sister (Chris) and friend (Ashley), who has supported me from the beginning:-)

4. One blogging challenge I’m grateful happened because it made me stronger was…I would say just putting myself out there and starting this blog., it has definitely helped my confidence in being secure with myself.

5. To my readers, I’d like to say…    Thank you! I'm so grateful for those who follow and comment on my blog, it keeps me going:-)

April 14, 2011

One More Day

April 14,2011a
skirt:Forever21,tshirt:Aeropostale, necklace: gifted from St. Lucia,belt: H&M, shoes: Target

April 14, 2011b

Tomorrow the boyfriend is coming!

April 13, 2011

CopyCat Wednesdays: Kendi Everyday

I really want to get more full skirts in my life. They make me feel fabulous and girly. And I am all about being girly:-) Today I got inspiration from Kendi Everyday. Head over here to see the look that I copied for today. She actually has another post the next day with the similar look.

April 13, 2011
skirt: H&M, shirt: New York & Company, shoes: Target, belt: F21


Don't forget to take my poll:)

April 12, 2011

Excitement

I finally have a job!

:-)

I am now a Help Desk Coordinator for an awesome company.

Oh, and my boyfriend is coming this weekend!

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter for daily updates.

:-):-):-)

image via



I got the job!

April 11, 2011

April 8, 2011

FBFF: Spring Trends 2011

To find out more information about Fashion, Beauty, Friend Friday check out Modly Chic.

Here are my top 5 Spring trends that I'm looking forward to wearing this spring.

Bold Color
Image via Style.com, Lanvin

Longer Hem Lengths
Image via Style.com, Tory Burch

Prints
Image via, Derek Lam

All White
Image via, Yigal Azrouel

Neutrals
Image via, Rebecca Minkoff

April 6, 2011

Pigs in a Blanket

I made these the other night. I love these things:-)

Ingredients


You can also you crescent rolls, instead of biscuits.

I also forgot to show the cheese.


Split biscuits in half and flatten out on floured surface.

Sprinkle cheese on top of the biscuit halves.

Roll the links up in the biscuit.



Follow the directions on biscuit package to bake.

Copycat Wednesdays: Lucy Laucht

I decided to start something on my blog. I will show who inspired me with an outfit. I will try to do this once a week, but it probably will happen when I have similar items in my closet. Today I was inspired by Lucy Laucht. You can see here original outfit here. I love her outfit! I come across outfits where I think, this is exactly how I want my style to be all the time. I'm also doing the Nancy Drew Fashion (check the side bar for link). I used to read her books all the time when I was younger. I thought this was kind of my take on a modern Nancy Drew.


April 6, 2011
skirt:gap,handbag:thrifted, tshirt: h&m

April 4, 2011

Is it Here to Stay?

dress:f21, shoes:target, scarf:h&m
Today was so warm, I'm hoping that it's finally here to stay.

April 2, 2011

Pray Pray Pray

Due to some insider connections, a company wants to hire me!

It's not official yet, I have to go through the process.

I just hope it all works out and the job is mine!

8 months later and I might finally have a job.

I'm so nervous

April 1, 2011