Friday, February 28, 2014

Warning: Massive Blog Post Ahead!!!

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway!
Go to this post or just scroll down to the bottom of this post for the rafflecopter.

February was a month for all things Pin-spired!
My hair, outfits, crafts, and new recipes.

My hair seriously needed an update!
It had faded and had so much regrowth over the last couple of months that I just couldn't take it!
I decided to get back to my roots a bit and add some bangs as well after seeing these photos on Pinterest.
I fell in love with them!!!
I normally despise bangs! Price
I thought it was comin in blonde but its just a lighter brown than even before, do im going to let it grow in and than let the sun do its thang. cant beat NATURAL beauty!
no links for 2 & 3

My results from the fabulous Kasey!
FYI: I suck at selfies!

Medium & dark brown tones, mixed with some caramel hilites :)
And believe it or not, I am having fun styling my new bangs :)

Next up are the outfits!
Sheaffer featured this outfit and I knew I had all the items to recreate it!
Pinspired:  Let's Get Ready for Valentine's Day!

My recreation...
Liz Claiborne sweater - red sold out (similar here and here)
JCP Blue gingham shirt sold out (similar here)
Vigoss destroyed jeans (found here)
White Converse (found here)

I have had this next outfit pinned for awhile, but never got around to actually wearing it. Well, once my new boots arrived I knew this was such a simple, but perfect weekend outfit!

My recreation
Old Navy puffer vest - super old (similar here -limited sizes)
Gap gray & white striped shirt (similar here and exact here)
Hunter wellies (found here)

I decided to wear my destroyed jeans instead of leggings, but I think it still looked really close to the original.

After seeing this next image on Pinterest I knew it was the perfect gift for Mic on Valentine's Day :)
Liquor bouquet

How awesome is that liquor bouquet?
Here is my recreation...
Mic loved it!
I picked up the bucket, floral sticks, & shredded paper at Hobby Lobby. 
The mini Jack Daniel's bottles came from Kroger.

I made X's valentines for school from an idea on Pinterest too!

X's valentines...

They were super easy!
All I did was print the label, write his name, and then throw some Cars fruit snacks and a Hot Wheels car in snack size Ziploc bags! These are SO X!

And my final pin-spired idea came from Miss Shay Shull :)

And our cupcakes...

They were a big hit :)
X has asked for a "cake cake" every night!
However, the vanilla frosting was much better on the strawberry cupcake than the strawberry on strawberry ones. Lesson learned :)

Were you Pin-spired this month?
Make sure to check out the hosts amazing looks at well :)

Now on with our normally scheduled Friday link ups!
Of course I mean, High Five for Friday with Lauren and 5 on Friday with Darci & crew :)

1. We celebrated my FIL turning 70 on Tuesday and we will be celebrating my mom turning 57 this weekend :)

2. You know how much I love TV! Well this week was filled with great episodes (PLL, Justified) and season premieres (The Americans, Vikings)!

3. Sheaffer posted to Facebook over the weekend that the "MUST HAVE" denim jacket was in stock & 20% off at Macy's! I have been wanting that jacket for awhile now, but just couldn't justify the price tag. Well with the discount and a gift card I was able to order the jacket! I can't wait to receive it! I live in my denim jacket from Gap (darker wash, super old) from Spring to Fall, so I can't wait to add this to the line up! 
Read how Sheaffer feels about the jacket here!

4. I have worn my new Hunter wellies every single day since they arrived! I wear them to & from work, to run errands, etc. They are perfection! I may or may not be daydreaming of a 2nd pair ;)

5. X-tremely V celebrated its 1st Anniversary!
And I am thanking you all by giving away two prize packs filled with some of my favorite things (valued at $100 each!). Make sure you enter today!!!
The winners will be announced tomorrow March 1st!

And last, but not least I am linking up with Holly & Jake for

1. I always pick staying up late over going to bed early.

2. Look at the size of those...mounds of snow! We have way too much in Ohio and are expected to get more this weekend :(

3. I recently to create my own blog button & social media icons! It's the little things people!

4. Only when no one is I sing & dance in my car! Well I sing, but I try to make it look like I am on a phone call instead! Always worried about what others think! Grr!

5. I lost my....body & mind when X was born :( I want them back!!!

6. I was certain I'd accountant when I grew up because math was always my favorite class. At least I work in the financial world...close enough!

7. There is not enough liquor in the world for me to....jump from anything! An airplane, bridge, bungee cord, etc!

8. I just finished...playing around on YouTube & Pinterest ;) Must do some office work!

9. Why does everyone have to be...jealous of others. I just don't get it. If you have more than me so what! If you look better than me so what! I am only jealous when you start flirting with my man!

10. It's very rare when I...have a GNO. I have always been more of a guy's girl, instead of a girl's girl. Give me a Guy's Night Out with hitting up the bars, eating pizza & wings, & watching or playing kind of night!

11. If I were a dog...I would probably be scared of myself! I am terrified of dogs and don't want to be anywhere near them!

12. I don't believe...that just because it comes in your size that you should buy it! #sorrynotsorry Example: Floral or loud print leggings are not meant to be worn on anyone over the age of 10 or over a size 2 in my book!

What would your answers to be?

Did you make it through the whole post? lol!
Thanks again for sticking with me :)
I truly appreciate all the friendships I have made over the last year :)

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Sarah! Can't wait to see your reveal :)

  2. Love the liquor bouquet. Been reading just a couple of months.

  3. I love the Wellies and vest combo! Dropping by from Pinspired.

  4. I just read your blog for the first time today... came over through Jake & Holly's link-up... aaaand we have the exact same answers for #'s 4 & 9... great minds! :)

    1. Wow! Thanks for stopping by! I will have to check out your answers :)

  5. How long have I been reading? Since you started? I feel like since you started! Love the valentines you made, the liquor bouquet is always a hit!

    1. You seriously were my very first follower and possibly first reader outside of my mom and a couple local friends :) Thank you for always being there!

  6. thanks for linking with us. we could be friends....just saying.

  7. Just recently found your blog and enjoy it!! Keep it up

  8. I've been reading since May-ish, I think.
    I love your preppy look with white Converses!
    I just bought a pair of Converses that I'm excited to wear :)
    X's Valentines are genius!
    And I am jealous you are getting the must-have jacket. I need a job so I can buy things lol.

    1. Thanks! What color Converse did you get? I can't wait for the weather to get nicer so I can wear mine more often!
      Seriously, I was so excited to see the jacket on sale and that I had some gift cards from Christmas to pick it up!

  9. We are moving to a new house, so I think March will be my pin-spiration month!!!

    1. Nice! Can't wait to see what you come up with next month!

  10. Your hair is adorable!!! Love the color. Great recreations of those outfits too. Super cute!

  11. I love the Wellies outfit. Also I ordered the must have denim jacket too, Can't wait to get it in!

    1. Thanks! I am so excited to get the jacket and weather to wear it in :)

  12. I LOVE your puffer and hunters look!!! I have had that exact pin pinned forever..I'm just missing the puffer! And your bangs…The hairstylist in me LOVES them. They are fab!

    1. Oh my must get a puffer! I have a couple from Land's End, otherwise the rest are all from Target or Old Navy..super cheap :)
      Thanks! Bangs usually aren't my friend, but so far they are working with me pretty well!

  13. Love your outfit re-creations and your cupcakes turned out perfect. Hm...I think you just inspired me to make cupcakes. Haven't made them in forever. Your bangs look great, too! Glad you are enjoying styling them. I have a love/hate with mine. Can't stand styling them, can't stand how I look without them! :) Gina
    On the Daily Express

    1. Thank you! Yeah, my bangs have been good for me recently but in the past they totally hate me! lol!

  14. Hi! I love your outfit re creations! I found your blog from Sheaffer's link up and really like it!

  15. This was a packed post!

    Love your new 'do...pinterest oufits are spot on...Valentine ideas, I'm stealing...I live in my denim jacket too...and I'd rather have pizza and wings with my husband and his friends too. They're drama free!

    I found you from Holly and Jake's linkup! I look forward to reading more!


  16. So many things to comment on....Your haircut....LOVE it.
    The 2nd outfit....Want it!
    The whiskey bouquet....Genius!
    Thanks for linking up with us!

  17. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pinterest recreations!!

    1. Thanks Holly! The monthly link up sure encourages me to try new things :)