Friday, March 30, 2012

how does she

Over at howdoesshe today!
It's that most wonderful time of the year! Where the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing and everything is turning green. I really love the spring and the life it brings back to the earth! A huge trend that I've been seeing right now is pastels. Quick note: if you see some mint green pants, don't hesitate, just buy them! They are selling like hot cakes!
I think that pastels are perfect for the spring and you couldn't get more festive for Easter.

Okay, you might say that you don't look good in pastels, but that's not true! You just have to find which shade suits you. Interestingly enough, when choosing what color looks good on you, it has to do with the color of your skin tone. I always thought it had to do with the color of your hair! Well, the natural color of your hair is taken into account, and so is your eye color, but lets focus on your skin tones today.
If your skin tone is WARM (tan, olive, or beige skin) then greens, yellows, reds, and oranges look really good on you. If your skin tone is COOL (fair or pale skin) then pinks, blues, purples, and greens look really good on you. This pallette board is a great source in finding that perfect pastel to enhance your complexion!

Here's an inspiration board to help give you some ideas for whats hot this season! Or should I say pale?


Wednesday, March 28, 2012



oh the spring

you know what amazes me? nature. especially during the spring. in the dead of winter i'll look at the trees and just think, there's no way these can grow leaves. they look so.. dead. there's this tree in particular in our front yard that i thought for sure was dead. but yesterday i noticed the little buds starting to sprout on the ends of it's branches. amazing. i love the spring so much. i get really happy seeing flowers popping up and the trees getting greener. i especially love blossoms on trees. the smell brings back so many memories of my dad taking me on walks. he would lift me up to pick my favorite blossoms and then we'd put them in a glass of water when we got home. i loved those days. and i love that i get to relive those days with tanner now.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

tree fort

good ol boise had a music festival this last weekend called tree fort. why they had it in march, i don't know, but they lucked out with nice weather. tanner and i checked it out friday night and went back saturday with drew and megan! it was fun to be at a show again. i feel like i haven't been to one since the 'love you long time' days.  we spent a few hours listening to good tunes, eating good food, and just walking around. we topped the night off with scones and milk shakes from merrits then the boys got their fix of FIFA. it was a good day :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

pretty when preggo

Hey, Golden Moment-ers! I’m so excited Darlene invited me to hang out with you guys today.  I’m Brandilyn, a recent college grad, clothing boutique owner, and blogger over at Cats & Cardigans.  I’m also about ready to have my first baby (a boy—due less than a month from now!). 

Today I’m going to share three ways I’ve found to stay cute and comfortable throughout your pregnancy.  I can’t tell you how many days I’ve wanted to just slip into maternity yoga pants and an old tee shirt, but it always makes me feel a million times better when I make that extra effort.  Adjusting to a changing body has been an emotional roller coaster, and I’ve found that it’s best to celebrate that I’m capable of growing a human and do my best to look and feel as fabulous as possible—yep, even with stretch marks!
My first tip is to attack your man’s side of the closet (or the men’s side of the thrift store!).  I found this sweater of David’s that I would normally be swimming in, but pregnant, it fits all right!  I rolled the sleeves to give it a little more shape and added a head scarf to keep it feminine.
I got two stretchy cotton skirts (both from Forever 21, neither maternity) that have been life savers.  The waist band is just a wide band of jersey cotton that can be rolled up and over my belly or folded down and over my hips.  Anything that squeezes my middle has become my arch nemesis in these last few months, so I love that these skirts have the comfort of sweatpants but I still feel girly in them.
Finally, when all else fails, my uniform of leggings and a tunic always saves the day!  I’ve collected a couple pairs of classic black maternity leggings and have worn them countless times over the last few months, usually paired with my trusty white tunic.  You can keep this combo interesting by adding any variation of cardigans, scarves, jewelry, etc.

Thanks for having me, Darlene!  And good luck to all you soon-to-be mamas out there!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

in case you missed it..

i did this post for "how does she" last friday and it's gotten lots of good response. so, just in cased you missed it, here it is :) 

 p.s.  it works great for ALL types of hair!

1. Dampen your hair with a spray bottle or let it semi air dry after washing it.

As you can tell, I have a lot of wave to my hair, but this works for all hair types!

2. Part your hair into four sections. They don’t have to be sectioned perfectly. Tie them off to keep them separated from each other. Spray each section lightly with hair spray.

3. Start twisting your hair in the direction you want your curl to be. I twisted mine away from my face. Keep twisting until it tightens to the point it starts to coil on its own.

4. Coil it into a tight bun and then use bobby pins to keep it in place.

5. Blow your hair until it’s dry. The longer you dry it, the tighter your curl will be.

6. Undo the bobby pins and take your buns out of their coil.

7. Separate your curls using your fingers and then scrunch to add some body.

8. You’re finished! Lightly spray with hair spray then you’re good to go!

Something to keep in mind is, obviously, the wetter your hair is to begin with, the longer it takes to dry. The longer you dry the “buns” the tighter the curls will be. This is great for a nice tight curl look! If you have shorter hair, it works better to use more sections. If you have curly/wavy hair, it works best to make your “buns” as tight as possible and dry them for a little longer.

Give it a try! It’s quick and easy! For a girl who regularly spends over an hour to curl her hair, this is a nice time saver!

Do you have any tips on how this will work on your hair type?
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