Holiday Gift Guide: For the Family Under $50.00

Hello to all of my vivaciously savvy friends out there.

Christmas is quickly approaching (I mean really! If you blink you might miss it).

For those of you who need a little inspiration shopping for your family on a budget, I have put together the perfect gifts your family would love all under $50.00

Holiday Gift Guide

Here is a quick Holiday Gift Guide to help in your search for the perfect gift for your family all under $50 bucks.

  1. Mom: Treat your mom to this beautiful Mom’s Time Bracelet Watch only $30.00 from Charming Charlies.
  2. Dad: Your dad will love this Cologne Gift Set for only $40.00 by Calvin Klein, these all smell amazing. You can find this gift set at Macy’s.
  3. Grandparents: This Klikel Family Tree Picture Frame With 10 Hanging Picture Frames is only $35.95 it will truly touch the hearts of your grandparents. Don’t forget to add photos of all of the grandchildren. Get this awesome gift today on Amazon.
  4. Brother: Your brother will love this sleek and trendy watch for only $35.00 by Aldo.
  5. Sister: What sister, no matter any age wouldn’t love makeup? This Smashbox gift set is the perfect gift for your sister older or younger for only $29.00. Order it today from Smashbox.

Happy Shopping!

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Savvy DIY: Knock-off Wildfox Sweatshirt

Savvy DIY-Knock Off Wildfox

Hello everyone!

So have you all seen those super fabulous WildFox sweatshirts with the  glittery heart?  You know the ones that cost about $150.00 (CRAZY, right?).

Ever since I saw the Wildfox sweatshirt on this chick that I ran in to at UTC mall back in October I wanted one, but I am not the one to  pay $150.00 for an oversized cotton sweatshirt with glitter on it. I tried to find a cheaper version of the sweatshirt, but I had no luck. So I figured I am a very savvy and creative person, so how can I go about making one for myself? Well first and foremost I figured all I needed was an oversized cotton sweatshirt, some glitter and something to hold the glitter in place. So I set out on a mission to make it happen. First I went to Joanne’s Fabric, and of course picked the brains of the helpful employees in the store and they helped me come up with the process of how I was going to make this happen.

Apparently all I needed to make my own sweatshirt was only four items:

  1. Cotton Sweatshirt of my choice (I got mine from Walmart for about $5.00)
  2. Glitter in the color of my choice
  3. Large heart stencil
  4. Fabric Glue

And here is the process that I used to make my sweatshirt:

  1. I placed my sweatshirt on a hard flat surface, and made sure it was smooth and had no wrinkles.
  2. I placed my heart stencil on my sweatshirt were I wanted the heart to be, and then I taped it on to the sweatshirt so that it would not move.
  3. In a bowl I mixed my glitter and fabric glue to make a glittery paste.
  4. Apply the glitter paste with a large paint brush or sponge.
  5. Let  it dry for about 20 minutes or if you are inpatient like me use a hairdryer to speed up the process.
  6. If there are any bald spots in your heart after you let it dry for a while, go back in and fill them in with more glittery paste.
  7.  Now let it dry for a few hours
  8. Cut the neck of the sweatshirt so that it has that off the shoulder kind of look.

And there you have it a FABULOUS knock-off Wildfox sweatshirt.

I loved my sweatshirt so much that I had all of the ladies at work make there own, and they came out so fabulous!

P.S. I have also learned that I am not the only one who wanted a cheaper version of this sweatshirt and figured out how to make it. You can also find DIY for this sweatshirt on YouTube.

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Christmas is almost here!

It feels so good

Hello! Hello!

Christmas is almost here…And I am so excited! I am not sure why I am so excited about Christmas this year but I am. I have been walking around so happy and full of life lately. I finally feel like I am getting back to myself, and it feels so good.

There are a few things that I have noticed this year while I have been out and about shopping and getting everything together for Christmas:

  1. No one says Merry Christmas anymore
  2. People walk around looking absolutely miserable
  3. Most people are absolutely rude
  4. It seems like people around town have forgotten the meaning of Christmas

My hopes for everyone this holiday season is that people remember all of the things in life that they are grateful and thankful for, because once they consciously make the choice to  think about it they will have more joy in their lives no matter what is going on at the present time.

So lets all take time out of our busy day and think about all of the things that we are grateful and thankful for.

I hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Fabulous Co-Workers

Fabulous Co-Workers.  If you are anything like me, you work with some FABULOUS Co-Workers. I mean, I could not be more thankful for my ride or die work divas (yes I work with all women if you haven’t guessed already). I couldn’t ask for a better group of women to work with, and if you are in the same boat as me you want to show your appreciation this holiday season with a fun gift. Check out some gift ideas below:

Gift Guide for Fabulous Co-Workers

 


Charlotte Russe loop scarf
charlotterusse.com

NLY Accessories acrylic hat
$17 – nelly.com

Tech accessory
wildflowercases.com

Skinnydip apple iphone case
$25 – selfridges.com

sugar paper Polka Dot Journal
saksfifthavenue.com

Sugar cookie mix
surlatable.com

Kate Barnett porcelain cup
lanecrawford.com

Time to do some shopping!
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Be yourself and know who you are

Know Yourself

 

Hey All…

As you may or may not have known, I was gone for a while. I took a little break from blogging to get myself back on track.

I started blogging for myself, to help me get some things off of my chest and to help me step outside of my comfort zone. But at some point blogging for me just became a little overwhelming. In an effort to be a better blogger, I started doing some research to gain knowledge on my new found blogging journey. As I began to learn more and more about blogging and viewing other bloggers blogs, I started to feel like I needed to structure my blog and find my “niche and I thought I had  to make my blog look all fancy and professional *ugh! I felt like I had to make my blog look and feel like all of the other lifestyle/beauty/fashion blogs out there.  ~GIRL BYE!

As someone once told me “F that ISH!” I am not a writer at all! I am writing this blog for myself and to help me step out of my comfort zone as I mentioned before. I am going to write about what I want, when I want, and how I want *BOOM* and a *SNAP* It’s time for me to get my life and get back to me and just have fun with this.

I hope you all still enjoy my blog and my journey, it’s time to get back to ME!

 

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A new patient for Life

 

Eyewear for Fall

 

 

I feel like I have been wearing glasses forever, okay since I was 6.  So yeah that is forever (about 25 years). And it seems like for the longest time as an adult I have been looking for a really great  Optometrist.

 

I have bounced around and around to so many different Optometrist,  I feel like I went to a new one every other year. I was trying to find an Optometrist who really cared about the health of my eyes,  and not to mention  I needed someone who really wanted to help  me understand what was going on with my vision and eyes.

 

And I finally found what I was looking for yesterday at Mira Mesa Optometry. I have walked by Mira Mesa Optometry at least once a week for the last 2 years, sometimes I even walked inside to see what new eyeglasses were  in style for the season.  About a month ago was the last time that I walked in to take a look at their inventory of eyeglasses, the staff that greeted me at the front desk were so friendly and helpful as usual and as I was chatting with them, I decided to make an appointment for an exam because I had been putting it off for almost a year (time seems to be going by so quickly).

 

So I went in for my appointment yesterday with my husband which was a Saturday (a definite plus in my book since I work full time during the week) and I was greeted by the front desk staff, who again were very nice and friendly. They provided me with great customer service and made me feel welcomed and  very comfortable. I couldn’t help but notice that everyone working at Mira Mesa Optometry had smiles on their faces and they all seemed happy to be there working. And for those of you who know me, you know  the first thing I look for anywhere I go is customer service. The ability for employees to provide customer service will make or break the experience for me, and I love that the customer service at Mira Mesa Optometry is consistently wonderful.  But the icing on the cake for me with my whole experience was meeting Dr. Orlando Guiang. He took the time to listen to me and what I thought was going on with my vision and he also took the time to go over my test results and educate me on what was going on with my vision and eyes. He explained everything in a way that I could understand and he answered any and all of the questions that I had for him. I must say that Mira Mesa Optometry has gained a new patient for life!

 

I would like to give a HUGE shout out to everyone at Mira Mesa Optometry, thank you so much for taking such good care of me yesterday. I would recommend anyone looking for a Optometrist to check out Mira Mesa Optometry.

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