I’m Back Baby!

Well, that was one h*ll of a hiatus. Did you miss me? I missed all of you wonderful people. I can’t believe it’s been almost TWO YEARS since my last post. Yikes!

Last time I updated you on here, I had just purchased my first home. And, being the introverted home-body that I am, decided to sprint full force into remodeling and updating the house. It took over my life and gave me less than optimal time to dedicate towards this blog. I’ve been steadily posting on my Instagram throughout my hiatus (shameless IG self promotion here) so hop on over there to stay updated on the day-to-day.

As I go through the different seasons of my life, I like to write about what components of my life take the most precedence. Which is basically my way of saying, the wedding posts are over! I’ll create a round-up for all you brides to be (or just obsessive compulsive planners) for easy reference. This season of my life is an all encompassing home decor, remodeling, and DIY influence. So, gear up and get ready for all the juicy tips and tricks I’ve been cataloging along the way.

I’m back, I’m ready, and I’m eager to share with all of you!

Spring Heels Are Now In Season

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Spring is in full swing and it’s got me itching to break out some of heels! I love nude colors and peep toe heels this time of year. It’s been a long winter in trendy booties but it’s time to break out the spring time shoes!

|  Shoes (similar)  : Kohl’s  |

|  Shoes (similar)  : Charlotte Russe  |

|  Shoes (similar)  : Dillard’s  |

Leave me a comment below and tell me what your favorite shoes are this spring!

Tips For Organizing Your Important Documents

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I’m still trying to figure out how exactly to adult, but I’d love to share what I’m learning along the way. One of the first topics I wanted to touch on was what to do with all those bills and important documents you’re accumulating. It’s not glamorous by any means but it will definitely help out. Keep reading to learn more!


It seems like a no-brainer; but, I mean separate to the point of insanity. More work now will make you a much happier person down the road when you need to find something. Take, for instance, if you have to pay for some things with your own money for work like material, gas, food, etc. Creating a folder for all of those receipts will end up being a nightmare when you go back and try to look for one specific thing. Try keeping a folder for each! It seems excessive but your future sanity is worth it!

Folders for recent

To make everyday life easy, I like to keep folders in this nifty little organizer for all the recent documents that may pile up. Anything that I may need in the next month or so will go into these folders so they’re easily accessible but still organized.

Accordion binder for old documents

Once a month or two has gone by, I’ll go in and purge any documents that are not needed anymore and file away important ones that don’t need to be kept so handy anymore. I like to use this accordion binder (you can find these at any store that sells office supplies). This accordion allows me to keep massive amounts of files in one location. I like to use a different accordion every year to help from jam packing one binder full of a few years. If you need to go back and find a document from a couple years ago, it’ll be a much better help if you know exactly which binder you put it in.

Smaller accordion binder for receipts

I do the exact same thing with receipts. I find that receipts pile up much easier than documents do so I like to put them in their own binder to manage the clutter better.

File away – in a safe preferably

One of the most important steps, finding a safe place to put all of this valuable information in. I recommend a safe or a locked desk drawer.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Let me know down below in the comments how you organize your bills and documents.

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Home Tool Kit Necessities

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Let’s talk about the necessities of your home tool kit before your husband goes crazy in the nearest tool aisle. These few tools may seem a little out of the ordinary; but, I have used every one of them multiple times while living on my own and have been thankful for all of them. Here’s my home tool survival kit!

Tape measure (It’ll come up more than you think! Always a good thing to have on hand.)




Stud finder (Great when you’re hanging a heavy piece of furniture or art on the wall.)

Extra Nails & Screws

Mini level (For one, it’s cuter. Secondly, it’s much easier to store!)

Electrical tape

Flashlight (For when you don’t want to waste your phone’s battery, this comes in handy.)


These few tools should get you on your way to having a fully functional home in no time. However, if your home is a much smaller scale, maybe opt for a mini tool kit. Obviously everything is cuter in miniature but this is also great for around the house or to put in your car, garage, new homeowners as a gift. My mother gave me one when I moved into my dorm room and I can’t tell you how much I’ve used this! It’s a must have starter kit.

Leave a comment below and tell me what tool you’re sure glad is in your home tool kit!
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Wet N’ Wild Max VOLUME PLUS Mascara Review

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If you’re a makeup junkie or maybe just very particular about your makeup, you know that a mascara can make or break your look. If you accidentally pick up a bad mascara it can be very frustrating to try and take it off, as it’s normally the last step of your eye makeup. I’ve tested quite a few mascaras and can definitely say that I’m picky when it comes to the formulas. Before I started my transition into buying cruelty free products, my favorite mascara was hands down the L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black. After I switched from that I spent a few months bouncing back and forth between mascaras trying to find the right fit but I found my new love in this one!

The Wet N’ Wild Max VOLUME PLUS Mascara has quickly become my ultimate mascara. I would be lost if they ever decided to discontinue it. It doesn’t clump up when layering and does exactly what the name lets on, adds volume plus length. I love this mascara! I used this on my wedding day and every day since! I’m now on my second tube of this, which shows just how much I love this. It’s the most natural looking mascara I’ve ever used!

If you’re in the market for a new mascara, I would definitely recommend trying this bad boy out. Since its Wet N’ Wild, you know that the price is just right! I’m not sure why this isn’t hyped up more often but I love it! Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite cruelty free mascara is!

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Comfy Movie OOTD

Shirt : Charlotte Russe  |  Leggings : Charlotte Russe  |  Shoes  : Bonanza (similar) |

|  Scarf : Charlotte Russe  |

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Colder temperatures call for cozy movie nights. I was definitely ready to cuddle up in a big fuzzy blanket and binge watch some movies. (Marvel movies to be exact.) I picked up these extremely comfy clothes in a recent Charlotte Russe haul I posted last week. (Check it out here!) These leggings were so cheap but are such good quality. They are much thicker than I would’ve guessed they’d be, which is great in the winter and when you have shirts that may ride up and not cover enough (if you feel my drift). This shirt, however, covers the leggings perfectly. It comes down further in the front and the back. Also, the fabric is to die for. I live for shirts with this kind of fabric. They are so soft and perfect PJ shirts. The scarf is a really nice blanket material and super thick. I’ve been looking for another thick infinity scarf since I can’t seem to find my usual go-to scarf. I was clearly in an olive mood when I bought all these. I paired this outfit with my over the knee brown boots to add a bit of warmth to the outfit. These boots are extremely warm and comfy. I love how this outfit looks together and it was super comfy for a movie marathon!

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Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration

Blazer : Charlotte Russe  |  Shirt : Target  |  Shoes  : Charlotte Russe  |

Jeans : Boutique 1  |  Earrings : Charlotte Russe  |  Bracelet : Etsy

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The inner fat girl in me is so excited for what is to come this week! Ugh! Halloween is by far my favorite holiday but Thanksgiving comes in for a close second. Getting to stuff my face full of yummy foods and not care about the calories is all I want! Especially now with hubby, I get twice the amount of food and family! It’s going to be a great Thanksgiving this year with lots of amazing food and amazing people.

I wanted to share a bit of Thanksgiving outfit inspiration in preparation for this food and fun filled holiday. I love this pairing. The olive and copper tones work so well together. This blazer is great because it’s flowy and has little structure to it. It’s a great in between piece that can be dressed down or up depending on what you pair it with. These jeans are something different! I love them and depending on the lighting you have them in, they change color a bit! They’re definitely copper but have a purple sheen in direct lighting. I doubt I’ll be able to find them again after so many years, but I’ll link something close! Layering the loose fitting tank top underneath is key to this kind of holiday. You don’t want anything constricting over your tummy! I finished off the look with my go-to brown booties and gold & copper accents. I’ll link as much as I can find as many of these items were purchased a while ago. Hope you have a great holiday and safe travels!

Stay tuned for more fashion posts from my Thanksgiving festivities! 🙂