Sunday, March 30, 2014

I got an Upgrade

Hey lovlies!! I hope y'all had a great weekend! Brian and I had such a fun day on Saturday, having lunch at The Cowfish in Charlotte, shopping, and dinner with friends! In case you didn't notice, my blog got a major upgrade!! The very talented and super sweet Jessica from North Carolina Grown, did such a good job creating exactly what I envisioned for LBBS! The first time I saw it, was like Christmas day to a 6 year old, getting their first bike! Except I was getting my very first professional blog design! Y'all I was jumping up and down and basically knocked B to the floor, jumping on him and running around grinning from ear to ear! It's perfect!

This is the outfit I wore Saturday to dinner, so I got Brian to snap a few pictures before hand! The sun kept going in and out so every picture looked different!




Leggings: Old Navy, Top: Francesca's, 
Heels: Gianni Bini,
Neckalce: Francesca's
Clutch: TJ Maxx(Old) 
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Friday, March 28, 2014

It's time for 5 on Friday

Yahhh for Friday! I can actually say this, because for the first time in about 4 months, I am off tomorrow!! Brian and I are so excited to spend the day together, that we have been planning out what we want to do, all week! Too bad its supposed to rain. So instead of going somewhere that has a patio and can serve me countless margaritas, we are going furniture shopping. Oh the life of being an adult. Anywho here is my Friday 5!



1. I am trying so hard to eat healthier and just be more healthy in general. If you know me, you know I don't like anything that's not chicken tenders or french fries. I can't keep up this diet forever. It's starting to weigh me down, literally! I gave up soda, and I tried to make a smoothie this week. It was terrible. But I will say, if I had a better blender that actually blended everything up instead of leaving me with nasty chunks, I probably could have held my nose and got that sucker down.

2. I saw this quote on Instagram the other day, and I just loved it! At a time in my life, where I'm trying to figure out what I want to do, and I have all these goals and dreams that I want to make happen, it helps to see inspirational quotes like this.

3. I love these Sam & Libby sandals! You can get them at Target for like $27 and I just feel like they are perfect to dress up any outfit this summer! I plan on getting them this weekend! 

4. Y'all if you have not tried Living Proof products, you are missing out! I love everything I have tried and working at Sephora, people will tell you what they think about different brands. I have never heard one person complain or say anything negative. Their products really work and you will love your hair after using them!

5. I just love a good Marg and every time I see this picture on Pinterest, it reminds me of being on a beach somewhere with the sun beating down on my skin, and this bad boy in my hand! Hey a girl can dream! 

Linking up with AprilChristinaNatasha, and Darci to do 5 on Friday!


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Drug Store Favorites Video

Hey everyone! So today I did my first ever vlog!! I wanted to just share with you some of my favorite drug store finds! This is my first one so bear with me! I am hoping to start doing these more frequently so tell me what you think or if there is one that you want me to do!



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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Social



Hey Y'all! I'm linking up with Ashley Lately to do Sunday Social this week! 

1. What are the top 3 things you can't go a day without doing?
This is hard, because there are a lot of things I cant go a day without, but I would say the top 3 are: Going to Starbucks, checking social media, and thanking Jesus for all my blessings!

2. What are 3 things that scare you the most?
Getting into a car wreck, snakes, and being kidnapped 

3. What are 3 places you want to see before you kick the bucket?
Italy, Ireland and where ever this is!

4. What are 3 movies you will always love?
This is totally easy! Dirty Dancing, Remember the Titans, and Sweet Home Alabama.

5. What are your 3 favorite current songs?
Luke Bryan-Play it again, 
Eric Church- Talladega, 
Thomas Rhett- Get me some of that

Hope y'all have a great week!!




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Friday, March 21, 2014

5 on Friday

Hey y'all!! Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with AprilChristinaNatasha, and Darci to do 5 on Friday!



1. I can not begin to tell y'all how happy I am to finally see some sunshine and warmer weather! It's time to break out our spring dresses and Jack Rodgers and put those boot and sweaters away! Speaking of Jack Rodgers, I am loving these new Jelly sandals. They have the cutest colors and are pretty affordable!

2. Brian and I have been talking lately about how much we miss Florida. I feel like the entire time we lived there, I only wanted to move back to NC so bad, that I didn't even appreciate what we had. Now that we have moved back, all we can think about is living there again! The sunshine, palm trees, ocean, shopping, salty air, restaurants right on the water, just having each other to our self! What were we thinking moving back to Gastonia?!!! Guess we can't put a stop to building our house now hahaha! We do love having our family and friend here but we sure do miss days like these:


3. Since I work in the mall, I find it very hard to walk past stores and not want to buy everything I see! Francescas is one of those stores and it happens to be located right beside Sephora! Yesterday they had a sign up that said, "Buy 1 necklace, get 1 for $5!" Y'all I was all over that like white on rice! I got these two beautiful necklaces that will be perfect for spring!


4. I have to work all weekend till very late at night and I am not looking forward to it. I really need to go ahead and win the lottery or just be a full time, stay at home blogger so I don't have to spend so much time away from Brian and Daisy. Insert sad face.

5. I hope you all have the best weekend! Go do something outside, sit on a patio, eat brunch, or go to the park! I need you to do all the things, I'll be daydreaming about while I'm inside Sephora slinging make-up!







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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Back as a Blonde and I'm Loving it!


Hello my little lovlies! You could say I'm feeling that blonde hair, don't care attitude today! This morning I woke up with that faded out brown hair and now, I'm a golden goddess! All thanks to Melissa Browning at Allure salon in Lake Wylie, SC! I have known Melissa for a very long time, and I am so proud of her for achieving her dreams and getting her cosmetology license! She was so professional and explained every detail of what she was going to do to my hair. We did a partial highlight with different dimensions to give me some depth and then she trimmed my layers and gave me the most fabulous blow out ever! She also used the Paul Mitchell awapuhi wild ginger treatment on my hair which, if you don't know, is like crack for your hair and smells so good that I could just bathe myself in it! Melissa really went out of her way to make sure I had the most fabulous experience and I highly recommend that you go see her if your are in this area! She is such a sweetheart and really has a passion for this! You can also go to her facebook page for more information!! 







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Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Pattys Day Favs

Happy St. Pattys Day to all my fellow Irish lads and gents out there! Actually I'm not even sure that I count, but since my last name is O'Donohue now, I'm totally claiming it! This is obviously Brian's favorite holiday, so I'm going to try and make it special for him with little surprises!! I may be partial, but he is the cutest Irish man I have ever seen!

So in honor of today, I wanted to share with y'all some of my favorite green make up products! And I randomly found these shoes on Steve Maddens website and thought they were so cute and totally appropriate for today!



Cheers baby love!! Can't wait to celebrate with you tonight!!
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I Confess....

I confess... that I drink a Starbucks coffee every day of my life. I started feeling bad about it, so yesterday I went without one. Bump that noise! I couldn't function by 4 in the afternoon. No worries, I'm having my fix right now.

I confess... that I contemplated calling in today, because of the rain. I just wanted to stay home with Daisy and watch movies. 

I confess... that I just want to be a stay at home fur mom, full time blogger, and owner of my own online boutique, so bad that it consumes my every thought. I guess that's why I'm working like a fish out of water right now, so that this time next year, I can achieve some of those goals! 

I confess... that I hate taking a shower. Truthfully, its not the shower I hate. Its blow drying my hair, but regardless, Brian really wishes I took more showers. He thinks I'm weird but I know that all my other sisters out there, with long hair, feel the same way I do!

I confess... that saving money for a house, and furnishing that house, and buying appliances for that house, and all the other "fun" stuff that comes along with building/buying a new house, sucks!!!!!!! Like when can I just go buy myself a new pair of shoes?

I confess... that if the Panthers trade Steve Smith, I might go protest outside of the stadium and I might just never pull for them again! 

And lastly I confess that normally I am super happy and in the best mood and dance around like a crazy person and love hard, and work hard, and drink coke, and jam out, but now, I gave up coke, and now I am tired, and now I feel like my body is shutting down from how tired I am. So referring to confession #1, thank God for coffee!!




Happy Humpday! I'm linking up with Vodka and Soda to do Wednesday confessions!





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Monday, March 10, 2014

Black + Gray

Hi y'all!! Are you loving this beautiful weather as much as I am?! I think I have thanked Jesus like 125 times today! Just making sure he knows how thankful I am, and that I really want this weather to stick around if he doesn't mind! After the busiest week I have had in a long time, I am truly enjoying this day off! Yesterday B and I ran errands and went to my grandparents house for a little while. They own a ton of land and its just beautiful out there! Little did I know that I would have to walk through the horse pasture that was sopping wet from all the water we have had, in these shoes!! I had things between my toes and up to my ankles that y'all don't even want to know about!! But I loved this outfit! Its so comfy, very casual, and super lightweight for days like this! These earrings, I got at Forever 21 about a year ago, for like $6 and they are still one of my favorite pairs!! On a totally different note, they are starting construction on our house today!! YAHHH!!







Sweater: Ann Taylor, Shirt: Target, Sandals: Target,
Sunglasses: Target, Bag: Old Navy, Earrings: Forever 21

Yes I admit, I'm obsessed with Target!
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Make-up Tutorial

So last week I did a post on the new cream blushes from Make Up Forever (MUFE) and Nars. Yesterday I was lucky enough to have a make-up class with the Rep for Make Up Forever about techniques to apply the new blushes and also on doing a pop of color for the eye! A couple of the girls I work with tried the new stuff we learned on me and I loved the look so much, I wanted to share it with y'all!

I can't say enough about how much I love these cream blushes. They literally melt into your skin and give just the right amount of flush to your cheeks. Also when applying them, if you move your brush in a figure 8 motion, it helps to blend everything perfectly!

For my face we used the MUFE HD foundation in N118 with the 220 cream blush. For concealer I used the Nars Light2 Vanilla which I have to tell y'all is the best, hands down, concealer I have ever used. Its so creamy, never creases, and doesn't make me look dry. I could do an entire post on just how much I love that stuff! For the eyes we used MUFE Lavender 9 eyeshadow and Too Faced "better than sex" mascara. And to top it off we used the YSL "Fuchsia in Rage" lip stick. These post will go into more detail and make better sense once I learn how to use my camera and start doing video's!!! Which by the way I'm super excited about!!





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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

This might get a little mushy

Lately I feel like I have been working so much, and crazy hours at that, that I never get to see your spend time with Brian. Last week stunk to say the least and I just felt like something was off in my little world. I didn't have time to blog, I was easily annoyed, and I just missed my Bunkey (Side note to those who do not know, that's what B and I call each other). Sunday we went to church and had lunch and it was just so stinking beautiful outside, we let Daisy Mae run around and play, and then, I had to go to work. Insert annoyed face.

But yesterday was different. Yesterday I was off work and spent the day doing stuff I love. I woke up, spent time with Daisy, went to Starbucks, where I stayed for 3 hours doing blog stuff, went to Target, because let's face it, I do that almost everyday, and then came home, lounged on the couch for a while, cooked dinner, and waited for Bunk to get home! When he got home I was sooooooooo excited to see him! We had the best dinner, thanks to Pinterest, and decided to watch a movie. We had wine and snuggled and laughed and cried. Brian would be mad if he knew that I was telling you this, but I did see a tear in his eye. We were watching the Lucky One so it's kind of a tear jerker. He still has his man card. He even used his new drill last night. Probably to offset the tear, but still.

But now that you know every detail of my day yesterday, I just wanted to say, that I love my Bunkey so much, that sometimes I can't even deal. He is the sweetest, most kind person I have ever met. When I say my prayers everyday, I always thank God for his heart and for his gentle soul because he totally balances my crazy personality out. That big hug he gives me everyday when I get home, is what I look forward to most. And the fact that he always cleans our kitchen every night and is the worlds best vaccumer is just an added bonus! Sometimes I just don't know how I got so lucky.

 
 
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Monday, March 3, 2014

Mint Green bag obsession

Mint Green bag obsession



Rebecca minkoff tote
rebeccaminkoff.com



Accessorize metallic purse
accessorize.com


Forever 21 green handbag
forever21.com



I always gravitate toward this color! Wether clothes, shoes, furniture, or accessories, I can't stay away! It's the perfect color for spring and after a rainy day like this one, I need some color in my life! Here are four bags to fit any budget!

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