Friday Favorites

Friday, July 3, 2015


Happy Friday, ya'll! Yesterday I was offered a job, so this weekend is not only Independence Day weekend, but also my last weekend before I (gratefully, happily) re-join the ranks of employed, responsible adults. Though accepting a job offer was definitely my favorite thing this week, check out a few of my favorites from the web below!

I need cold brewed coffee in my life. My body just isn't used to the summer heat anymore and I do not want warm beverages ever. I've done the Pioneer Woman's recipe before, but hers makes a huge bucket full and I don't really feel like making that much right now. Thanks Drea for making a smaller batch recipe!

I love this list of alternative gallery wall alternative to plain ole framed pictures. Still so obsessed with home decor stuff right now. My apartment is coming along, but I definitely have a running list of things to invest in when I have some expendable income!

Heart eyes over this hairstyle. Need my hair to get longer ASAP (and yet, I'm also so tempted to cut it back off. It's so easy short!).

Okay, so I bought Maskcara's IIID foundation on Black Friday when it was first released, and I was not into it. I haven't ever had much luck with cream makeup in general, and I felt like this stuff didn't cover well enough and creased in all the wrong places. BUT, she's done some super clever marketing for her updated foundation palette (like this video) and it would be so quick and easy in the morning if it went on my face like it does in her videos and I'm super tempted to try it again. Has anyone else tried this?! If so, let me know in the comments, pretty please!

This perfectly encapsulates what I felt like last Friday.

This made me laugh out loud.

Obsessed with this song by another St. Edward's alumna.

Share one of your favorite moments/links from the week! You know you want to.

Yours Truly, Jen

Summer Bucket List 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

After months of moving plans taking over my life, I'm ready to move on and up. I've loved the summer bucket lists going around the blogosphere, and since I never got around to doing a 25 before 25 list, this seemed like the perfect way to redeem 24 and push myself to have a great summer. Here are 15 things I plan (hope) to accomplish before September 1.

1. Find a job- but seriously though. Being unemployed is the worst.
2. Finish decorating my apartment- I'm super happy with the way it's shaping up!
3. Get student loans in order- I've been putting off re-examining my options for too long.
4. Pay down some personal debt- A lot of people have helped me out during this time of transition. Time to start crossing some names off my list of IOUs.
5. Start a balcony garden- I wasn't able to take any of my plants with me. I'm excited to get some herb plants, and maybe even try my hand and container fruits and vegetables.
6. Get back on the dating scene- Ugh. I stopped dating before the move because obviously. Need to get back out there.
7. Create/Commission a blog logo- Time to start professionalising this space.
8. Host a dinner party- The best way to get together with friends is over good food and good drinks.
9. Write a story- Because it's been a while. Time to re-kindle that passion.
10. Make and blog three new recipes- I have found so many delicious recipes through blogs, and I can't wait to share more of my own.
11. Make plans with friends or family once a week- I have to remind myself to do this. I don't mean to be such a hermit, honest!
12. Make sangria- So much work if you do it right, but so delicious!
13. Buy a couch- Necessary.
14. Take Olive hiking- This will either be a great bonding experience or one of us will end up dead.
15. Plan a fun, stress-free birthday- My birthday is September 1st, so my summer bucket list will lead right into my 26 Before 26 list!

What are some of the top things on your list this summer? Let me know in the comments below!

Yours Truly, Jen

Friday Favorites

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Favorites is back, ya'll. If you're new around these parts, or, you know, have forgotten what this is about because it's been so darn long, this is where I post some of my favorite things from around the web in the last week or so. Without further ado, let's get started!

This tutorial for the perfect summer smoky eye. Need to recreate ASAP.

This super fab summer bucket list. In the past I've often done a summer Pinterest board...maybe I'll try a mini bucket list this year! Love how creative hers is, and how fun (and challenging) her list is.

A desktop wallpaper to remind you of the most important thing in life.

Recipe for daytime tea, recipe for evening tea. Both look super refreshing!

Alternate body + unretouched images = a super inspiring swim campaign. Even models have cellulite and stretch marks, ya'll. Own it.

New apartment = obsessing over home decor. Loving this print, this clock, this greeting (someone make it for me!), and this makeup organization system.

I live right down the street from a Trader Joe's now. Best and worst thing ever. So obviously I'm seeking out all of the guides and cheat sheets. Here are some good picks, and this post does a good job of breaking down the best deals there (and when to look elsewhere).

What are some of your favorites this week? Share in the comments below!

Yours Truly, Jen
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