Meghan Trainor | HP x360 Laptop GIVEAWAY!

hpHey guys! Happy Wednesday so today’s post is super super exciting because I’ve teamed up with HP for That Bass Tour | Bend the rules with Meghan Trainor project.

We’ve gotten together and on behalf of HP they’re going to give a laptop away to one of you!! All you have to do is head over to my Instagram, give HP a follow on Instagram and comment on my Instagram post telling me how you’d “bend the rules”

I’m super excited for this project and am super PUMPED that I get to give one of you guys a new Laptop! YAY!!

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This Giveaway is on Instagram Only
I hope you’re having a terrific week xx

hp1hp8hp6hp5hp9hp3FTC – Sometimes I get lucky enough to work with fun brands but only accept the opportunities if I think the fit is right for my blog and readers. Thank you HP for this fun sponsorship!

Parmesan Garlic Kale Chips

kalechipsHappy Wednesday guys! In honor of yesterday’s Fat Tuesday, I thought I’d throw a little healthy post at ya! I heard the rave of Kale Chips all over Pinterest but was very skeptical of it. Now that I’ve tried it, oh my gosh guys, they’re freaking AMAZING. I’m obsessed!! I promise you, you just need to give them a try. I found the recipe from the blog, Tastes Better From Scratch so if you would like the break down on how to make them, make sure to check her blog out it’s super simple!!

So other than Kale chips being super tasty, here are some benefits of kale, in general.
High in Vitamin K
– Vitamin K so I’m not a doctor, but I’ve read that high levels of vitamin K can help prevent certain cancers. As well as helping with blood clotting.
High in Vitamin C
– Helps your immune system and metabolism
High in Vitamin A
– Helps your skin and vision
High in Calcium
– More calcium than Orange Juice!
High in Iron and –
Helps to be an anti inflammatory
If you’d like more information on Kale benefits, you can read this article here IMG_0926-2kaleIMG_0933-2IMG_0942-2IMG_0944-2IMG_0959-2

Downtown Market | Local Lovin’

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H&M Sweater  |  Aldos Purse  |  Gap Jeans  |  Target Booties  |  H&M Rings  |  Target Necklace

Yesterday Sara from Project Soiree and I spent the afternoon at Downtown Market in Grand Rapids. This was my first time at the Downtown Market, and I can honestly say I’m obsessed and a little sad I haven’t found it until now! They pretty much have anything you might need, from fresh produce, kitchenware, florals, baking goods pretty much anything. They also have yoga classes and different programs. I’m so obsessed you guys! You must go give it a try!

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Valentines Day Wishlist

valentinesdaywishlist1. Lingerie Top, Bottom  | 2. The Balm Nude Dude Palette | 3. NARS Jungle Red Semi Matte Lip  | 4. The Mix Clara Dress  |5.  JCrew Tassel Earrings  | 6.  Valentines Day Card  | 7. NARS Ithaque Polish

Well, we might as well stay on this little Valentines Day train so I put together some of my favorite Valentinesish Day Items! In complete honesty, as fun as it is to dress up and look all pretty, Matt and I will probably spend our Valentines day eating take out and watching Family Feud because that’s just how crazy we are. (Which seems like the perfect night to me.)
Anyways, I hope you guys have a terrific Valentines Day/Night! Do you have any fun plans?

10 Valentines Day DIY Inspiration

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Valentines Day is one of my favorite days to do a fun a cutesy DIY. I’m not a huge DIYer (I’d like to do more) but over the last couple years these DIYs have been my favorites! Since Valentines Day is right around the corner, I thought I’d share them with you!

Heart DonutsThe Alison Show Mini Heart Shaped Donut – Image & Recipe Via

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valentines1Camille Styles  XOXO Valentines Brownies – Image & Recipe Via

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valentines2Oh Happy Day Valentines Day Confetti Crackers DIY – Image DIY Via

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heartclutchA Beautiful Mess XOXO DIY Heart Clutch – Image & DIY Via

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Leanne Bakes Chocolate Covered Valentines Day Pretzels – Image & Recipe Via

 

My Everyday Uniform

IMG_0357-2Houndstooth Cape – Sparrow Boutique | Boots – DSW | Hat – Threads on 8th | Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag

Woah woah woah.. 2015 you can slow down a little.. Holy Hannah has it felt like this month has completely flown by?! I feel like it was New Years Eve yesterday, and now it’s the end of the month. So insane!! I hope you all are doing well, and I hope 2015 is treating you well so far. I hope you are still going after those 2015 goals, and if not, I hope this post was a little reminder to do so!

So this houndstooth cape has been my absolute go-to. If you look a few posts back, I talked all about it, and it’s defiantly a staple in my closet. I think it’s super stylish and sort of gives the vibe that you tried but really, all I did was throw it on over a black top!

Anyways, I hope you’re doing well and hope you’ve had an amazing start to the new year!

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Winter Uniform

IMG_0286-2Zara Blanket Scarf – Forever 21 Leather Jacket (Similar) – Marc by Mac Jacobs Bag (Similar) – Gap Jeans

WOOT WOOT! Back! Dang I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done an outfit post. But I’m back and hopefully starting this New Year out strong, even though the flu has delayed that a bit.. But I am back, and I’m hoping to post much more on sunny! Hope you guys are having a terrific start to your New Year!

Now let’s get to the outfit, I feel like it’s every year I find a few pieces in my wardrobe that I can’t seem to get out of. This year it’s been this Zara scarf, a leather jacket and these black gap jeans. It’s comfortable yet pretty chic. It’s my go-to outfit that can be pulled off just about anywhere.

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Merry Christmas!!

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Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, like whhhhaaat. So insane. I know it’s been sort of quiet around here lately, and I apologize for that. Life has just been super crazy (excuses, excuses..) Anyways. This year has been quite amazing. I got engaged to my amazing fiancé; my business has made leaps and bounds and many other things that I’m entirely grateful for. Life is beautiful, and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings.

Merry Christmas to you, I hope you have a terrific rest of your Holidays!! xo

Christmas Michigan Blogger GIVEAWAY!

mibloggerimageI’ve teamed up with some awesome West Michigan bloggers to host a Winter Giveaway. What do you need to survive a Michigan winter? Well, a giant scarf, starbucks giftcard, a Michigan Necklace and wallet of course!!

Check out the awesome bloggers and store owners I’ve teamed up with and enter the giveaway!!

Everything’s Always SunnyThe Year of Slow Fashion , Binks and the Bad Housewife, The BeesKnees, Relatively Offbeat, Cassidy Lou, Bunnies and PearlsTenden and Sparrow Boutique

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I hope you guys are having an awesome Friday so far! Happy Winning!

Winter Night In

winternightin Pajamas  –  Tea  –  Gucci Polish  –  Chanel Lotion  –  Bobbi Brown Eye Cream  –  Girl Boss  –  Slippers  –  Glasses

So I think with the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season I think it’s still a good idea to chill and pamper yourself. I pulled a few things together of what I think the perfect “holiday/winter” night would be. It’s nice to cuddle up in your favorite pajamas and a cup of tea and wrap some presents.

Which is exactly what I did last night. Oh my guys… I had a day yesterday. So if you read a few weeks back, you’d know I got rid of my bug and I bought an equinox and the equinox and I fell in love and I adore her BUTTT, she decided to poop on me yesterday at a four way stop. LUCKILY It started back up and I drove it to a parking lot and waited an hour and a half for a tow truck. It hasn’t even been a month since I’ve purchased the car, and I have full warranty on it which is good! Anyways I’m just complaining and this situation could of been a ton worse it could have been snowing and my car could of not started back up and i could of been on the side of the road or gotten in a car accident so seriously I’m grateful but it was just crazy lol.. So yesterday I had a night where I cuddled up in my pajamas, didn’t drink tea but poured myself a glass of wine lol and wrapped some presents and just chilled.

So I hope you give yourself a night to relax and wind down and drink some tea…. or wine….. Depending on the stress levels of your day lol! I’m just joking. Please don’t use alcohol as a stress relief because that’s not good ESPECIALLY if you’re not of age. Or any age because using alcohol as a way to lower stress is just NOT GOOD lol Okay, now I’m rambling and alskdfj anyways, C’est la vie byeeeee! xo