Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! You guys 2015 is only hours away! Can you believe it? This year has been a pretty awesome ones if you ask me. I have much to be thankful for in 2014, and am looking excitedly into 2015. I know God has much in store and I am thankful for each day He has given me.

I also want to say thank you to all of you who sit behind a computer or phone and read this little corner of the internet. I love blogging, and I appreciate every single reader and comment. 

I hope each of you have a wonderful and safe New Years Eve! 

Aztec Cardigans and Snow

Can you believe that Christmas is past and New Years is upon us? This year went by so fast to me. Is that what happens as you get older? This past week Michael took me up to Big Bear, and it was so nice! I'll have to recap our little snow adventure this week. 

Anyway lets talk clothes. I loved this outfit...however it was not appropriate for the snow. I was very cold! I also wore this outfit a few days later, but with my short black booties and I felt like that was a bit cuter than these boots. Also I love Aztec cardigans. That is all!
cardigan: Lux
jean shirt: forever 21
jeans: Hollister
leg warmers: forever 21
boots: Cathy Jean

DIY: Cork Coasters

Christmas is in 2 days!! I am so excited! Today I am sharing a DIY for a last minute Christmas gift. I made these coasters in literally less than an hour and I am so excited to give them to Michael's family tomorrow! I think they came out really cute, and I really hope his parents, and sister like them.

I went to my local Michael's and bought these cork squares. They came in packs of 4 and weren't that expensive! I think $2 each. The first time around I tried to sketch out the letter and paint it, but that didn't work out so great. So second trip to Michael's and I bought the pack of letters.
I used masking tape to make the stripes, taped the letters down, and used dots for the polka dots. Just make sure everything is taped down really good and there isn't any parts lifting up or the paint will drip.
After everything was taped I spray painted them making sure everything was good and covered. Once the paint was dry just pull off the tape and ta da!
To make them look all cute I hand lettered gift tags that I bought from Target's dollar section, and tied them up with twine!

A Cream Sweater

California finally got the hint! It is officially cold here (took it long enough)! I am so excited to have had the rain. The last week has been off and on showers and I am loving every second of it! The mountains even have snow on them! This weekend I am going up to play in it, and I am so excited! I haven't seen snow in at least a year and a half. Michael is going to take me sledding!

Since the cold and rain has finally hit my area I have been pulling out my sweaters lately. This one is from Forever 21, and one of my favorites! It is like a wool material and so warm! I also love the versatility of cream. I can pair it with any color.

Where's your favorite sweater from?
sweater: Forever 21 (similar here and here)
jeans: Hollister
boots: Cathy Jean (similar)

Book Review: Refinery 29 Style Stalking

When I choose this book to review I didn't really know what Refinery 29 was. I saw the title and thought hey I like style why not! However, I wasn't really a fan of this book (honest opinions here right?). I thought the colors, layout, and design of the book was really well done! The paper the book is printed on is slick and makes the book feel expensive, but I wasn't much of a fan of the content. 

This book is really based on street style and maybe if you are into that sort of style this book would be for you, but sadly I am not. I tend to lean toward the more conservative style, and this book really didn't apply to that. Most outfits in this book involved mixing prints or color blocking which just isn't up my alley. If you are into those things than this book is for you!

Black and Jean

Ladies and gents I am officially on Christmas break. I am halfway through my junior year of college. I can't believe it! I feel like this year went by so fast. I am really happy that finals are over and I can simply enjoy the Christmas holiday now.

This week the weather has been kind of warm again. We hit 75 yesterday so excuse the warm weather clothing in December. I am excited though since it's suppose to storm this weekend! Now that is what December is suppose to feel like!

Top: Pacsun (no longer carry, but I like this one)
Jeans: Hollister
Jacket: Thrifted
Shoes: H&M
Necklace: Charming Charlies

Meet Emily The Letterer Plus A Free Download

Today, I want to introduce you to my incredibly talented friend Emily! Not only is she an awesome person, but she is an awesome designer and letterer! Check out her instagram to see some of her work. I have been incredibly blessed to work along side this girl for the past year, and to grow our friendship together. She has graciously given all of my readers the opportunity to download her most recent work!

There are 3 different options for the desktop background. Personally the stripes are my favorite, but the glitter one is a close second! To download them click the link here.

Emily is also available for custom work. She is super great at working with the client to get them exactly what they want. Feel free to email her if you have any questions or if you want to work with her.  I highly suggest it!

DIY: Christmas Ornaments

People...it's December!! Can you believe it?! I can't! Our tree and lights up, some of the presents are wrapped...I can't believe the last month of the year is here. It feels like this year went by so fast.

Last week my friend and I made cinnamon ornaments. It was super simple and they smell glorious! So here's how to make it!

What you'll need:
1 cup of cinnamon
1/3 cup of applesauce
1/2 cup of white glue
cookie cutters

1. Add cinnamon and apple sauce together until well blended.
2. Add the glue with a spatula until you have a dry ball of dough.
3. Wait 15 minutes for the dough to settle.

4. Separate the ball into quarters.
5. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch.
6. Use cookie cutters to make the shapes you want. Use a toothpick to make a hole in the dough for a string or ribbon.

7.You can either bake for an hour at 200 (f) degrees or air dry overnight, flipping occasionally to make sure they stay straight throughout the drying process.
Once you are done put a string or ribbon through and hang it on the tree!