Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A little Sparkle





 Shaw: Kohls, Pants: Old Navy,
Top: Target, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban,
Earrings: Kendra Scott, Bracelets: Loren Hope & Bauble Bar

I hope y'all had a great Christmas!! I can't believe it will be a new year at the end of this week! Holy Smokes 2015 flew by!! I am honestly so excited about a new year and all of the things I want to accomplish in 2016! I love the feeling of having a fresh start and setting goals and getting organized! I have already been thinking of what goals and resolutions I want to make and I would love to hear what yours are! Maybe when I do my December Favorites video, I will tell y'all what mine are! 

Anywho, on to this outfit! Speaking of New Years, that was kind of my inspiration for this outfit! Most years, Brian and I will go somewhere to dinner really nice and then head back home to watch the ball drop in our pajamas! I know, we're old! But I might actually wear this to dinner this year! I love that this cape has a little bit of glitter in it, to add that extra touch! And these shoes! You can't really tell in the pictures but they are silver and gold glitter and they are beautiful!! I hope everyone rings in the new year with the people you love and take a second to say a little prayer for all of your blessings you have!! 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess with the Mostest

Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess with the Mostest


Kate Spade bar toolAmerican Atelier stemless wine glassesGold wine glassesNordstrom bar toolNordstrom bar toolZestt bar toolKate spade bagDiptyque scented candleNordstrom holiday decorationNordstrom holiday decorationBaubleBar lucite jewelry

One of my favorite things about this time of year, are Holiday Parties! I love getting dressed up or doing ugly sweater contest, wearing bright red lipstick and huge bows in my hair! Whatever the occasion, I'm just happy to get together with friends and family and eat yummy food and have festive cocktails! This is my go-to guide for any party you are attending this holiday season! Don't forget to show your hostess how much you love her! Y'all can we just talk about these monogram coasters?! They are from Bauble Bar and just the coolest unique gift, I think! Stay Tuned, I'm going to share with y'all what's on my Christmas list coming up soon!! Happy Humpday/Holiday!!! 


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Morning Gift Guide

Christmas Morning Gift Guide


Love Grace flannel pajamasUGG Australia flannel pajamasNordstrom flannel pajamasVictoria's Secret socksCotton socksVictoria s Secret flannel pajamasUGG 'Ansley' Ornate Slipperkensie Fair Isle Faux Shearling Ballet SlipperWilliams Sonoma wool blanketVictoria Classics microplush blanketMoon and Lola ceramic mugWhite coffee mugWhite coffee mug

Oh my goodness, who else is excited for Christmas?!! I like to think of myself as Santa's head Elf! I want to spread love and joy, excitement and christmas magic all season long!! Every year I do a couple of Holiday Gift Guides and this year is no different!! I'm super excited, I have some really fun gift guides planned out! Please let me know if there is one you would like me to do! I thought I would start with this one! I LOVE Christmas morning! I still wake up at 6a.m. and drive to my parents house in my pajamas and wake everyone up so we can see what Santa brought!! Seriously, I'm like a little kid and I don't think I will ever grow out of it! My dad puts on a pot of coffee and turns on the fire place and he won't let any of us peak into the living room till he has the camera set up so they can see our faces!! It makes me just want to burst with joy, even just thinking about it!! Anywho, I hope y'all enjoy these and find them helpful!! Happy Tuesday! 


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Monday, November 2, 2015

Fall Wardrobe-YouTube Video

Say What?!! Two videos in less than a week?!! Yep, I have recorded another video for you guys! It's all of my recent purchases for fall! Hopefully it will make your Monday a little brighter! I hope you like it!!


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Friday, October 30, 2015

YouTube- Makeup, Skincare, & Hair Favorites

Hey Guys! I finally had a day off and decided I had to get these videos recorded that I have been wanting to do. So I sat down in front of the camera and recorded all day! I have compiled a ton of products lately but decided to just do my favorite ones in the video, otherwise it would have been like an hour long! I will do a full on Skincare routine in the very near future, and I have a fall wardrobe favorites coming up early next week so be on the lookout for that! If there is a video or a product or a look you want me to record let me know!! P.S.A. Please do not judge. I am still new at this and learning as I go! Hope y'all like it!! Subscribe!!


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pumpkin Patch







Pumpkin Patch: Bush & Vine
Hat: Target, Sweater: Express,
Jeans: Old Navy, Boots: Kohls, 
Clutch: Kate Spade, 
Necklace and Bracelet: Kendra Scott

I absolutely love this time of year! The leaves are finally starting to change colors and it has been really chilly the last couple of days! I have definitely broken out all of my cozy, oversized sweaters! I forgot how much I love them! I think getting dressed in the fall and winter is so much more fun! If I can just have all the plaid shirts and as many blanket scarfs as humanly possible, all the booties and all the hats. Okay thanks! 

But back to reality. This past weekend we had perfect weather for our day at the pumpkin patch! Brian and I went with our neighbors to a place called Bush & Vine and it was so cute! We picked out 3 pumpkins and took a hayride to and from the pumpkin patch! They had fresh produce and homemade ice cream and apple cider! It was perfect! If you haven't been to a pumpkin patch yet, you must put it on your Fall to-do list! On another note. We only have 11 days till Hallmark Christmas movies!!!!!!!!! Y'all thought I was going to say Halloween. Nope, I'm just counting down to gushy, cheesy, lovey dovey, Hallmark Christmas movies! 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Eyes and Lips Makeup Routine








This is absolutely one of my favorite shoots I've ever done! Probably because I got to just wear my pajamas and let's face it, that is my absolute favorite outfit ever!! I'm going to break down, and link, all of the makeup I use on a daily basis, for my eyes and lips! If y'all would like for me to do a video of me actually applying my makeup, kind of like a tutorial, let me know!! 

Eyes:

I start off by applying either one of these to my eyes. I honestly go back and forth all the time. The Mary Kay gives a little bit of color and shimmer, so sometimes I just wear this. It's so easy and it will not budge!! So Urban Decay changed the packaging of their primer a couple of months ago, and it kinda (sorry for using this word) sucks now. I honestly think they will go back to how it was! But the old tube, is amazing and just evens out the eye area and helps your shadow to look more vibrant and stay all day without creasing!

This is hard to narrow down eyeshadows because I have so many amazing pallets! I will say that 90% of the time I use my Urban Decay Naked Pallet, and I use "Half Baked" and "Smog." Now that my half baked is almost gone I have been using this new Makeup Forever pallet and I love it! The pigment is beautiful and the shadows go on so smooth! 

EyelinerKat Von DMarc JacobsStila
If you want an amazing liquid eyeliner, Stila and Kat Von D are the best! They are so rich in color and easy to use, especially if you are trying to make a winged eyeliner look! If you want more of a pencil eyeliner, the Marc Jacobs Gel pencil is the BOMB.COM! Once it drys down, it will NOT budge!! The BEST!! 

MascaraDiorUrban DecayTarteToo Faced
These are all of my favorite mascara's! I honestly couldn't choose just one! I would say Too Faced and Tarte are probably my hands down favorites however! 

Lips:

This is a list of my go-to lipsticks, lipgloss, etc.






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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cooling Down








Vest: Target, Jeans: AE, 
Bag: Kate Spade, Flats: Steve Madden,
Necklace: Pretty & Polished Btq
Bracelets: Target, Sunglasses: Nordstrom

Okay so I know it hasn't exactly "cooled down" but at least we are not sitting at 100 degrees anymore! I saw this vest at my local Target about a month ago and knew I had to have it! It was going to be one of my staple pieces for the season! I went back over the weekend to buy it, and there was not a single one left!!! The next day I drove to another Target and searched through EVERY rack in the women's department. Nothing. I'm not sure how it caught my eye, but the very last rack I went to, tucked in between other jackets and sweaters, there it was! The ONLY one and in my size! I may have had a tear come to my eye!! 

Anyway, I can't wait to style this vest with other things and actually be able to wear it when the weather does really cool down! I love the small pop of leopard and a bold lip to make this outfit just a little more edgy!! I hope y'all are having a great week! We have been gone so much this summer, that our house is just a T-Total wreck! I need about 3 days to just spend morning to night getting it clean again! We are thinking about turning our office into my beauty room, to record my youtube videos!! Any good interior designers out there, that want to help me decorate or give me ideas, I would greatly appreciate it!! Happy Hump Day Y'all!! 


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Monday, August 17, 2015

Neutrals and a Top Knot






Dress: Target, Booties: Clarks,
Bag: Kate Spade, Jewelry: Kendra Scott

I hope y'all had a great weekend! I sure do need lots of coffee today! I'm sure y'all recognize this dress because I have worn it 100 times! But it's just the most comfortable shift dress and so easy to do so many different outfits with! I wore this outfit over the weekend to church, and I just love the simplicity of it! Plus, pairing my booties with it, makes me feel like we are getting closer to Fall! You could easily use this entire outfit as a transition into Fall by adding a scarf and jacket! 

Side note: Y'all know I LOVE my Kendra Scott pieces, but can't just afford to buy new pieces every week, so I found a solution! Rocksbox is an amazing website that offers the most beautiful pieces of quality jewelry in the same way as a burchbox! You pay $19.99 a month and they send you 3 new pieces in every rocksbox. You can send it back as many times as you want and they will send 3 more pieces! If you want to try it out FREE for a month, use code: jlodonohuexoxo 


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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Staple Pieces for Fall

Staple Pieces for Fall


Topshop dressBar III green military jacketForever 21 clothingSteve Madden fringe ankle bootsSteve Madden peep toe bootieTory Burch mini crossbodyTopshop mirrored glassesLeith black floppy hatForever 21 bohemian hatBerry lipstick

I seriously can not wait for Fall!! I used to think summer was my favorite season, but as I've gotten older, Fall really is my favorite time of year! I love camping in the mountains, having bonfires, football season, picking apples, and I'm about to get really corny right now, but I just feel like Fall is so romantic! But my absolute favorite thing about it, is Fall fashion!! I mean, there really is nothing better!

I wanted to share with y'all what my go-to staples will be this year and all the beauty trends! If you do not have a "Berry" lip color, it is a must!! Bite, which happens to be one of my favorite brands, has an entire line out just for this fall trend! And if you have to pick one must have for your closet, buy the utility jacket!! They are going to be everywhere!!! Let me know what y'all are loving for Fall! Next week, I'll be back with lots of outfit post! Happy Hump Day!!




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Monday, August 10, 2015

Face Makeup Routine

Face Makeup Routine



I know this is my first post in a long time, but I got to a point that I just needed a break from social media. It was starting to run my life and I hated that I felt like I was so attached to my phone and checking all my accounts. Not to mention we have had one of the busiest summers and been out of town a lot! So needless to say it was a great break but I'm back in full swing!

I get asked over and over again what my makeup routine is so I thought I would share with y'all what has worked for me all summer! I seriously feel like my makeup has never looked better and it's super easy and lightweight!!

Step 1- Foundation. I have told yall this is my last video, but I have never been a big Bare Minerals person. That was until they came out with complexion rescue! Ever since I have started using this foundation, I get asked daily what my foundation is! It just evens out, smooths, and leaves your skin radiant! And the best part is that your skin still looks like skin and it's super breathable! If I have an event or I need a little more coverage, I have been using the new Ultra HD from Makeup Forever! The new formula is a little more hydrating and really gives a flawless finish!!

Step 2- Concealer. Kat Von D's makeup is wayyyyyy too heavy for me, but her concealer is awesome!! I use just a tiny bit right under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose and back up to the corner of my eye. So basically like a triangle under your eyes to brighten that area! Another option that I think is amazing and a little lighter of a formula is the new Urban Decay concealer!! The coverage is out of this world!!

Step 3- Setting powder. There is just no other comparison to Makeup Forever HD setting powder. I have tried many others and they just don't live up to this one. It's so silky and smooth, helps to blur out imperfections and pores, helps with oil production and the best part is that its translucent so it's not adding any more coverage to cake down your face!

Step 4- Bronzer. There are so many amazing bronzers, I just happen to be using Too Faced Sun Bunny right now! I love that it gives a little bit of a shimmering effect. I'm kinda over contouring and more in love with highlighting and making your skin radiant and glowy! So really I just use my bronzer to give my face a little warmth!

Step 5- Blush. This blush is called "celebrated" by Tarte! I LOVE it!! It's so natural and gives just the right amount of color!

Step 6- Highlight. This is my FAVORITE part of my makeup routine! And I am not ashamed to tell you YAAAASSSSSS #highlightonfleak (insert 3 snaps)!!!!!! Seriously Jaclyn Hill and Becca's champagne pop highlight is EVERYTHING!! It's sold out everywhere so try the shade "Opal" it's just as amazing!! But I never knew what a difference using a really good highlighter could do! I'm not joking when I tell y'all, I have never had so many compliments on my makeup and it is all due to this highlighter!!!

Sorry if you fell asleep half way through this, it was long!!  Happy Monday!!!


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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Seersucker







Dress: Old Navy, Clutch: Charming Charlies,
Bracelet: Kendra Scott, Heels: Target,
Sunglasses: Nordstrom

While we were at the beach, I got this dress from the Old Navy outlet for like $20! I love that its seersucker and my favorite color combo for this time of year! Its usually very hard for me to wear a strapless dress for obvious reasons but I love that this one is lined with that plastic adhesive stuff (idk what it's called) at the top! It really helps to keep everything in place and not allow it to fall down! And these heels! I LOVE them!! I found them on sale at Target this week and I know I'm going to live in them this summer! They are so comfy!! 

I really want to do some posts on our house and decorating, but in order for that to happen we have got to finish some rooms! I was almost done with the living room and then decided I didn't like the way it looked, took everything back, and started from scratch again! I hate making decisions and having to commit to things like that! I change my mind every other time I look at Pinterest! If y'all have some good ideas or have favorite places to shop for house stuff let me know!! 

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Maxi Dress








Dress: Target, Clutch: T.J. Maxx(Old)
Sandals: Steve Madden, Sunnies: Target
Earrings: Kendra Scott

This is only the first of many maxi dresses you will see me in this summer! I LOVE them! I think a maxi is so comfy and perfect for every occasion. You can make them look very dressy or super casual! Y'all know I love Target, and I have found so many cute dresses there lately! I am really into hats right now, and I want to find one that I can wear this summer to dinner and things like that, so it can't be too big. I feel like Forever 21 has the best hats for really reasonable prices! I need to go there! I hope you had a great weekend! I spent every second I could outside after church on Sunday! Brian and I wanted to work in the yard and plant some flowers but we ended up just hanging out and grilling with our neighbors which was way more fun anyway! Sometimes its good to just not do anything!

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Summer Beauty Essentials


TGIF!! I hope y'all have had a great week! I'm still trying to get into the grove of things after being on vacation last week! I have been wanting to do a video of my favorite beauty products for summer and since I used most of these last week, I figured it would be a great time to talk about them!! I'm so sorry my camera died at the end! I was almost done anyway and didn't want the video to go to waste! Hope y'all like it! Let me know what your must have summer essentials are!
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Floral Blues








Shirt: H&M, Pants: Target,
Clutch: Charming Charlie 

Y'all, I am ready for some sunshine! We had to snap these pics yesterday in between rain showers while my curls fell and my hair got frizzy! I just have to say, I am one lucky girl! Brian is always such a trooper and does whatever it takes to make sure he gets my pictures taken! I wore this outfit to a blogging event last week and got so many compliments on this shirt! Just so you know, it was less than $13 at H&M! And they had matching capris to go with it, but I didn't get them! I will say this shirt runs pretty big, I wish I would have gotten a smaller size just so it fit more flattering but other than that, its so comfy and I think the pattern is beautiful! The Bunkeys only have 7 more sleeps till we are beach bound and I don't think we could be anymore excited! I want to go ahead and pack already!! Sand, sun, shopping, and shagging here we come!! 

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