Sunday, September 29, 2013

Circus Birthday Party Inspiration

One Ticket Style Circus Invitations | Two Circus Fabric Tutu | Three Circus Cake
Four Circus Peanuts | Five Ringmaster Whips

Visit our Pinterest for more Circus Birthday Party Inspiration!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Clear Skin For Life Contest | Truth In Aging

Truth In Aging is giving away Clear Skin For Life (over $500 value) to two lucky winners. Stop using toxic and/or chemical lotions and start treating your acne with FDA approved devices from Quasar that really work.

(This contest is open to U.S. residents only. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
Click the image above to enter to win!)

Truth in Aging is a beauty site with a mission to provide the honest truth about beauty and personal care products. Its founder, Marta Wohrle, had a bathroom full of products that promised a lot and delivered little. So she decided to teach herself about which anti-aging ingredients worked, which did not and why. Truth In Aging is a forum she created to share what she learned.

Favorite Things Friday | Gold Edition

One Rough Diamond Stud Earrings | Two Gypsy Crown
Three Gold Druzy Necklace | Four Knuckle Ring Set

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Wedding Inspiration

One Fall Leaves Wedding Invitations | Two Smores Gift for Guests | Three Fall Wedding Cake
Four Fall Bouquet | Five Pumpkin Centerpieces | Six Fall Wedding Sparkles

For more Fall Wedding Inspiration visit our Pinterest board!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 large eggs
3/4 cup of milk
2 large bananas, mashed

- Line your muffin tin and preheat your oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, mix together your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, mash your bananas, then beat together the peanut butter, oil, eggs, and milk.
- Incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Spoon the batter into your lined muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Yields a dozen muffins.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fancy Designs Throw Pillow Giveaway

From classic patterns to personal photography to quirky quotes, the options are endless at Society6. We have had a blast creating fun, bold products. Our favorite of these products being throw pillows! The throw pillows are made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric. A stylish statement that will liven up any room! Individually cut and sewn by hand, the pillow measures 16" x 16", features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care. Includes faux down pillow insert.

Enter for your chance to win one of our throw pillows!
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Free Halloween Printable

(Unfortunately my printer was running low on black ink, these are much cuter without the lines!)
Download the 4x6 files here:
Eat Drink & Be Scary & Trick or Treat

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lace Wedding Inspiration

One Vintage Lace Wedding Invitations | Two Lace Wedding Cake | Three Lace Bouquet Wrap
Four Lace Favor Bags | Five Lace Sneakers | Six Lace Nails

Monday, September 9, 2013

Darling Diva Polish Review & Giveaway

If you know me, you know I'm a sucker for a good handmade product. Today I have the honor to share with you a super fun, and very pretty product that is handmade by Carrie Lynn of Darling Diva Polish. Her polish is so unique and I just adore the names. Carrie sent over two polishes with Prince inspired names. Little Red Corvette and Purple Rain. Both are absolutely gorgeous and both are quiet different!

(Photograph from Darling Diva Polish on Etsy.)
Little Red Corvette is full of red holographic glitters! Very beautiful and eye catching. Reminds me of Dorothy's shoes in the Wizard of Oz. Purple Rain is a dark Purple with blue overtones and a lovely linear shift. I'm not a big purple person, but this is also a very beautiful color. I believe it's the sparkle that really gets me.

Overall I would say that these are two very unique and very pretty polishes. Darling Diva Polish's business card says "Happy girls are the prettiest girls! Be Happy!" and I definitely think they will make anyone who uses them exactly that :) Total 5 out of 5 stars for these babies!

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

REMBRANDT® Deeply White Mouthwash Review

I'm a woman 20+ years of age. Like most of us, I've tried strips, toothpaste, and mouthwash that all boast that they will whiten your teeth the fastest. Want to know a secret? Most of them don't work and the ones that do only seem to work on a temporary basis. Still, I'm a sucker for good packaging, especially when it promises something like "whitens teeth" and "strengthens enamel." And the packaging for the REMBRANDT® Deeply White Mouthwash is exactly what got me to purchase it. The product, like so many others, claimed to have a minty fresh taste (which is usually code for tastes more like mint flavored bleach product.) I was pleasantly surprised the first night I tested it out. It has a really mild and minty flavor, which made me a bit skeptical. If this doesn't taste like it's basically eroding the coffee/tea stains, and maybe my teeth off, how can it be working? My skepticism aside, within 4 days of use, I noticed a big difference (especially on my front teeth.) I think on a scale from white to meth user, my teeth have never been the worst, but they definitely don't always look pearly white (the product of 2+ cups of coffee/tea a day). Immediately I could see where my teeth were starting to brighten up. [Insert happy girl dance here]
My Before & After

(I probably should have worn the same color lipstick for both shots, but you can still see the difference.
The after was taken 5 days into using the product.)

So, the verdict is...I think this product is a steal at $7.49. I've paid that for toothpaste that didn't work and I've paid three times as much for strips that just made my teeth feel like they were going to fall out. I think this is a must have in your bathroom. I'm anxious to try out there toothpaste as well as their 2 hour whitening kit.
Have you tried this product? What whitening products have you found that work best for you?
This review is based solely on my opinions. This product was not sent to me by REMBRANDT®, I purchased it locally.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Recovery Reflection Realization

There are days where I wake up and I feel like I'm moving backwards. Nothing I do seems to push me in the direction I want to be going in. This feeling could explain why I have a planner, six notebooks, and calendars on both my phone and my computer all with to-do lists of things I want/need to accomplish. If left to my own devices I would walk backwards all the time. When I make a plan, it means that I am committed to doing something. Whether there's a chance that I won't finish or that I might fail, commitment is big motivator. I really envy those impulsive people who lived life with no intention. No plans, no lists, no rules. I frequently wish I could be more like them. How freeing a life of spontaneity must be!

Once a week I try to give myself a day where I am not deliberate. I wake up late, decide to not check my email, and I'm out the door to head to my favorite coffee shop. I listen to my favorite group of old men tell their stories. I sip my sugar free vanilla latte and savor in the aroma of fresh donuts. No plans, no rules, no lists. It's a nice retreat away from the constant structure and order. These are the days where I think up my best ideas, where I recover from the failures of the previous day. These are the days where I become better.

and this is the only reason why I have yet to have a mental breakdown. For all the plans and goals that I set for myself, I also give myself an out. If I start something and I fail, I don't give up completely. I start over, I give myself an escape, and I find a way to do it, and do it even better than before. We need balance in our lives, we need commitment in our lives, and we need the understanding that failure isn't permanent. Giving up is permanent, but failure opens the doorway that encourages us to try a little harder.

The next time you don't succeed, don't be so quick to give-up. Give yourself an escape and try again with more perspective and fresh eyes!

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.
It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance,
or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."

Monday, September 2, 2013

Princess Party Inspiration

One Princess Party Birthday Invitation | Two Princess Cake Three Pink Tutu Dress
Four Pink Crown Paper Straws | Five Pink Crown Macaroons | Six Lace Crowns

For more Princess Party Inspiration visit our Pinterest Board!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pink & Gold Birthday Party Inspiration

One Pink & Gold Glitter Birthday Party Invitations | Two Pretty In Pink Pushup Funfetti
Three Pink & Gold Rhinestone Paper Straws | Four Gold Foil Cupcake Liners
Five Pink & Gold Glamour Necklace | Six Pink & Gold Candy Lollipops

For more pink & gold party inspiration visit our Pinterest board!