Friday, August 30, 2013


K guys, I know I haven't blogged in like, 12938140891 years, but here I am again on my own, walking down the only road I've ever known (cue air guitar and terrible singing).

I'm at college now. I'm also single now.
I'm taking 15 credit hours, and making new friends everywhere I go.
I am also having a GREAT time!

I was super duper nervous to come here; I knew I would miss my family, friends, and also my wittle puppy! But I've made new friends here from the very first day, and we are already becoming like a big family.

The floor I live on is super amazing. Everyone (for the most part) gets along wonderfully, and they all are super nice.

This is my roommate, Megan! Our parents insisted we get a "first day in college" picture, and I'm kind of glad they did! So far, she seems super cool, and I can't wait to get to know each other better!
Here is Emily! She is uber cool, and we get along great! And this picture is cute, so I couldn't resist:)
This is Heather, Megan, Emily, and me. This is our second or third day here at SIU, and we were outside watching the guys play some touch football. All of these girls, plus quite a few others have become such great friends already, and I know that we will all grow even closer as the semester goes on.

But I can't forget my wonderful friends at home that I miss so very much!
Alexis and Aaron, guys, I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!! You guys are like, my go-to people whenever I'm in any kind of mood. I love you guys to death, and I absolutely can't wait until you can come visit me!
 And Kade, Erica, and Ryan, last but not least! Kade, I don't know very well, but he seems like a super cool kid. Erica and Ryan (and Thienly belongs here too), I flipping miss you guys. You guys are so much fun, and are probably have so much happening with the start of your senior year, and I so wish I could be there to see you guys grow! I love you guys, and I can't wait to see you!

And there you have it.

My first post of my sophomore year at a university that is very new and slightly scary to me.

More posts will come, I promise!!:)

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Switching Direction

I have been gone for quite a while, and I miss blogging.
It has become quite crazy in my life lately, although it seems like my life is always crazy!

Recently though, I have gotten over my long, merciless cold, and have started feeling much better in many aspects of my life.

Things have started looking up for me a little bit, and I am going to try to get back to having things to blog about!

It has come to my attention while looking through my blog posts that I have posted very few outfit posts. This makes me very sad, because the purpose of this blog was supposed to be exactly that. To remedy the situation, I am posting an outfit today, but also changing focus a little bit.

This is going to become a blog about the things that interest me. All of them! Crafting, fashion, school, friends, etc. Whatever is going on in my life, I am going to write about it.

Anyways, I will now show you all my cute outfit of the week. I wore this on the ONE day so far this week that it hasn't poured and poured rain all day.
Someday, I will have a tripod and be able to take pictures in nice looking places and whatnot, but until then you shall get amateur mirror pictures!

Through all of the blogs I read regularly, I have seen a lot of this type of outfit: the camel colored boots, leggings, and striped skirt.

I have seen stripes paired with floral prints a lot too, but I am not feeling quite that adventurous yet!

This scarf felt like the perfect pop of spring color for this drab week!

And hopefully, ya'll can find your own pop of spring in some way this week; the week that proves that there is such a thing as April showers!

Missed ya'll and hope you enjoyed the outfit!

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Outfit Shmoutfit.

So, I've been wearing cute outfits for the past like, 4 days, and I forgot to take a picture of every single one.

I'll admit it, I suck.

I need to set up some kind of reminder for myself so I can capture the cuteness that has been my new spring looks.
Well, I would say they are semi-spring.

On Monday, my outfit was still pretty winter-y. I wore an oxblood oversized Christian Dior sweater ($1.25 at Salvation Army), a grayscale leopard print infinity scarf ($7 at Strawberry), and gray jeggings ($14 at Walmart). Oh, I wore it with black boots too. No idea where those were from.

Tuesday, I wore a gray cardigan ($5 at VS Outlet), a white cami, blue-green jeans ($11 at Walmart), and these adorable tan moccasins that I'm pretty sure I got at a dollar store!

Today, I wore a cute gray t-shirt, blue jeans, and black boots, with this adorable necklace that has a flower accent and turqouise beading.

Hopefully I will be able to remember to take a picture next time I wear something cute so you can see it instead of taking my word for it!

But oh well.
I guess you guys will just have to look forward to my next outfit post:)

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Friday, March 22, 2013

Expensive Taste

I had to share this find with you guys.
I was perusing Pinterest and stumbled upon this $1650 bag that looked eerily similar to a bag that I got for around $12.

This is the SUPER expensive bag. Pretty cute, right?

This is my super inexpensive bag. It isn't the greatest picture, but they are so crazy similar that I just had to show you.

Actually, now that I think about it I might make this a weekly thing.
I'll have to come up with a witty name for the weekly post, but it might just happen.
"Expensive Looks For Less" but funnier:P

So keep a look out ya'll!!!

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chocolate is the Best Medicine

K, so I'm still sick.
I have been for like, 2 weeks now, so I'm not a happy camper.
But the plus side is that I have accumulated butt loads of Lindt Lindor Truffles, many Reese's products, and a bag full of red Skittles, all courtesy of Ry.
I typically don't eat candy that much, so it has been a growing collection.

But now that I'm sick, I need those little sugar rushes.
I think I'm going to turn into a giant, walking, Reese's cup.
As long as people don't try to eat me, I guess that's ok:P

I would give you guys a fashion post, but my style has consisted of sweatpants and hoodies for the past two weeks.  So that probably isn't very helpful to any of ya'll.

Once I am feeling like myself again, I promise I'll blow you all away with my outfits, but for now, this is what I am. A walking Reese's cup.

Hope ya'll have a good, and healthy, weekend!

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ear Fear.

I have taken a brief break from blogging.
I have been very sick for the past week or so.
The only people that have seen me are my family, Ry, and his family.
And Shyenne, once last week, to go thrifting and to lunch.
But I BARELY made it.

I finally made it to the doctor today and he told me that I have an ear infection and a sinus infection.
I am on antibiotics for 10 days.
Hopefully, it'll get better.

The worse part of this is that I didn't get to see a lot of my friends that I wanted to see over spring break because I just didn't feel like doing anything but laying on a couch and watching tv.

Another bad part is that I have a fear of ears.
I FREAK out when people touch my ears, when I clean my ears, when I get water in my ears, when my ears are dirty, pretty much anything to do with my ears.

I almost puked at the doctor's office when he had to probe that large shiny thing inside my ear.
Not fun.

Anyway, hope ya'll are not nearly as sick as I am right now and that your ears are far away from the big shiny thing that went in mine.

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Addiction Grows.

Ok, so a couple of posts ago I mentioned that I am addicted to thrift shopping.
Yesterday, I decided that I am going to become a professional thrifter.
I am going to learn how to do the whole Ebay thing so I can turn some profit on the great thrift finds that don't fit me, have tons of fun thrift shopping, and maybe even fund more shopping trips:)
Last week, I happened to find an old pair of flip-flops that I donated to Goodwill on the shelf, and I found myself wondering why ANYONE would want to buy these suckers.
They are pretty hideous. I made them to wear during down time at dance competitions when I was like, 10. So bad.

Also, last night I dragged Ryan to the Salvation Army and told him that I wouldn't look at the clothes. I think I was lying to both of us when I said that. I so badly wanted it to be true, but I just couldn't help myself!
These are all of my finds! The striped dress is great for summer, or even a swimsuit coverup, and was $1.25 because it was half off. The nightgown is beautiful and so incredibly comfortable and was $1.50 with half off.
The shoes are gray Gap flats with cut-outs and a peeptoe, but they are a size 10 which is WAY too big for me. So I got them for Shyenne. They were only $.50!!! Such a wonderful deal!
 Ryan got these American Eagle khakis for $1.75, and they look great on him!
We also scored this huge teddy bear. But see, when we look for stuffed animals, we look for the things that will be fun/hilarious to shoot with a bow and arrow;)
I think this guy will be pretty fun to shoot!
Thankfully, I am feeling slightly better than yesterday, but still not feeling great. Today is going to consist of laundry, dishes, homework, and reading. Maybe watching some tv.
The fun stuff:P

Oh! Can't forget to show you guys what I wore last night. I was feeling pretty blah, so it isn't fussy, but it was still pretty cute! I wore my favorite jeans, a white tank from Target that desperately need to be replaced, gray boots that I borrowed from my mom, an ancient scarf, and a beautiful, soft, comfy Gap sweater that I scored at Goodwill for $1.23. And my new-ish haircut too!

Anyway, I hope ya'll have a great day, and are enjoying my posts!

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,