Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu
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Boston Cream Cake by KristenDuke.com. This decadent cake is assembled in under 10 minutes
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Back to School Shopping Style with Target

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It was so fun to be a part of the Target #kidsgotstyle campaign for back to school, and do a little shopping! If you missed last weeks post, I shared a picture of my daughter on Instagram, and Target made a fun little Stylagram of her with suggestions on items she might enjoy.  We took our stylagram straight to Target to do a little school shopping, and it was fun to find some of the… Continue Reading

What I Wore in the Cold Snow

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This is the day AFTER I did my hair. I haven’t actually DONE my hair in months…this consists of a blow dry (20-25 min.) then a flat iron curl to all of it (20-25 min). I actually did my hair for Better Blogging Google Hangout for the millions handful of bloggers watching online. I like my hair when it’s done like this…I should do it more often…oh yeah, it takes an hour, maybe not. I… Continue Reading

Favorite Things Gift Giving Guide

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It’s that gift giving time of year again!!! If you stress over your list of loved ones, and struggle to find the perfect gift for birthdays or the holidays, fret no more.  25 creative bloggers have gathered together to share THEIR favorite things in a gift giving guide, and nearly all of the items are under $25!  This list can offer a long lasting gift guide to refer back to when you need that special… Continue Reading

Maxi dress with sleeves

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I have been obsessed with maxi dress for the past 5 years. When I first saw them, I fell in love. When I became pregnant with my youngest, I realized quickly it was the. greatest. pregnancy ensemble.  No waistline, covered my super vein-y legs, breezy, and fashionable to boot. The only problem is that they were all spaghetti straps, and I don’t prefer that type of dress.  So I’d wear a shirt under or a… Continue Reading

Fancy Hair at My Yellow Sandbox

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Ok, if you’re like me, you’ve seen  posts all over the inter-web on hair.  Pinterest is exploding with them, and I should add that my sock bun curls post (over there on the sidebar) was one of my BIGGEST viewed posts of last year.  It got “stumbled upon” and wow, all sorts of visitors checking that one out! I have tough hair to handle.  I am blessed with thick hair.  I mean…SUPER thick hair. People will… Continue Reading

3 stylin’ hair tutorials

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*While I am away on a trip, I asked 2 of my professed blog stalkers to contribute a post to my blog.  I gave them free reign on the topic!  You’ll hear from Bailey in a few days, but first…welcome Nikka! My name is Nikka  and I am 17 years old, I just graduated, and in August I am moving to Utah to attend Brigham Young University and I am so thrilled to have this… Continue Reading

Sock bun curls~No heat!

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I just found this via pinterest/you tube the other day and I am so stinkin’ excited!  I grabbed an old sock of my hubby’s, chopped off the toe and immediately rolled it in my hair.  With just one try, and 2 bobby pins later, it was my church hair, and thats a big deal to venture out for church!  Now let me just add that I am very low maintenance when it comes to my… Continue Reading

What I Wore Wednesday

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I have a million pictures to share from my trip, but I haven’t even sat down to edit them, so for today I’ll post my WIWW outfits from the week before my trip. Cream lace shirt, shoes, necklace: Forever 21, skirt: J Crew outlet, earrings: Charming Charlies shirt: JCrew outlet, Skirt: no clue, but I wear it all the time in the summer! Shoes: Payless this season, dress:  so old but love it, headband: kids… Continue Reading

What I wore Wednesday #8

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If you are  new around here and unsure what this is, go to my original post , and to see my past 7 WIWW’s, click here. Ok, so my facial expression below leaves much to be desired, but it showed my outfit/hair the best. Another top from Charming Charlie’s.  Hard to tell the white on top is lace, I work a snug white shirt underneath. I tried a black one (to show off the lace more) but… Continue Reading

What I Wore Wednesday

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Not a whole lot to show for this  past week.  I traveled and if you really want to see what I wore, scroll back a few posts.  I’m sure I will be wearing them again, too.  I’ve got just 2 outfits to show this week for the viewing audience.  I am feeling slightly sheepish posting my WIWW ensembles after finding out today that 2 cute girls that I consider fashionistas admitted to being my blog stalkers.  I… Continue Reading

What I wore Wednesday

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It’s baaack!  I am not commited to doing this every week, but I do enjoy joining in every once in a while. I take the sporadic pic of my outfit, so here is a sampling of the past few weeks for me. I wore this the day before my big race. I thought I’d be slightly fancy preceding my major sweat. I got the belt at J.Crew outlet and have had major mental plans to… Continue Reading

What I Wore Wednesday

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I skipped last week. I’m not committed to doing this every week, but its fun to hear feedback on an off the blog, and I know I love to see what others are wearing!  In an effort to “keep it real” I will post this first outfit.  I truly wore this all day this day, but I didn’t go out of my home (except to walk my kids to school and they are used to… Continue Reading

What I Wore Wednesday

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It’s still Wednesday…I am joining in on the Pleated Poppy’s What I wore Wednesday and posting a few of the ensembles I wore in the past week.  I am short on time, so this will be low on detail.  Thanks for all the kind words on the birth images below!!! Below: purple cardigan Old Navy, Teal shirt and belt, Papaya Outlet.  It was chilly in the morning and off and on I kept taking my… Continue Reading

What I wore Wednesday

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It seems this was the week of the dress.  Some spring break, some recovering from spring break.  I seem to wear a casual dress or skirt when I am worn out.  To me, it is ease and comfort.  So much more so than a pair of jeans.  Jeans are effort for me, a dress is effortless.  I would probably wear a dress or skirt every single day if I didn’t hear this all the time, “wow,… Continue Reading

My personal style~Self Expression

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I interrupt my photo purging for something a little different… I wanted to share with you a bit about my form of self expression through my personal clothing style.  First, let me say that I feel slightly vulnerable posting this, but I’ve convinced myself that it’s ok to put myself out there.  I want my blog to be more than just the pictures I take, but about me and my life adventures and thoughts. Plus, I… Continue Reading