2.18.2013

Make it Magnificent Monday 9

Monday morning, we meet again.
Even though we may not be the best of friends, I like to think that we're almost starting to somewhat like each other. Or maybe that's just the MiMM posts talking...
Whatever the case may be, here's a few things to make this week the best yet!

ONE:
100th Post This is how I'm feeling right now: my excitement, like my tongue, just cannot be contained! It's absolutely crazy to think that this is already my 100th post. I'm looking forward to the 100 (and more) posts to come! :)

TWO:
Extra time at home (from being sick + the long weekend) has given me lots of time to go through The Beauty Department for pretty hair ideas. Since figuring out the perfect hairstyle requires knowing your face shape, try out this face shape guide for help. There's even a post dedicated to each of the face shapes, whether you be a diamond, a heart, an oval, a pear, a rectangle, oblong, or round. That's not all the website has though. Take a look for plenty of hair tips and makeup tips as well!

THREE:
Valentine Hairdo
Image via Smockity Frocks
Valentine's Day may be over but this hairdo is too precious to wait until next year to try. I think this might be just the hairdo to ward off Monday morning blues.

FOUR:
10 Things Not To Do
Image via A Beautiful Mess
As a blogger, I'm always trying to improve my photography skills, which are currently nonexistent. Cute guides and tips like this one from A Beautiful Mess come in handy. Actually, everything on that blog comes in handy. The food makes me drool like no other and the DIY projects make me wish I was  even just the tad bit crafty.
Here's just a few posts I'm loving:
How to Make a Bow Tie
Crispy French Toast
Pie Inspired Pop-Tart Recipes
A Knot Hairstyle
Tips for Great Outfit Photos

FIVE:
Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup
Image via NO. 2 Pencil
Who can resist the temptation of a delicious chocolate chip cookie? The best part is that you can make it in a cup. A quick cookie perfect for snack time? Yum! If chocolate chip cookies aren't your thing (well, I guess we can't be friends anymore then), there's also a peanut butter cookie, a Nutella cookie, and a sugar cookie. Please excuse me while I rush to get sugar high!

Happy President's Day to all my lovely fellow Americans! (Happy Monday to everyone else!)


Chin up buttercup! xx
~A

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2.14.2013

La La Lovely

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Happy Valentine's day!

In lieu of the typical chocolate and flowers, I decided to throw on all my red and pink things to get in the spirit to celebrate that one special flying baby (oh you know, just Cupid). While I may not be able to make your dreamy someone fall for you, I'm still here to show you guys a little bit of love.
If my pink and redness isn't enough, then how about some virtual chocolates, flowers, stuffed animals, and the like?

Today's a day full of sugar highs and happy emotions so remember to celebrate. Tell all your loved ones just how much they mean to you and make sure they don't forget!

Have wonderful day filled to the brim with all sorts of loveliness!!


Hugs and homemade cookies,
~A

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2.07.2013

Arrow to the Ground

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| Shirt: Gift | Pants: Denimocracy | Cardigan: Brother's | Necklace: De Lune x Byboe (thanks to Claire via De Lune!) |
White hightops. What took me so long to get myself a pair? Since I've gotten mine, I have honestly worn them basically every single day. It's gotten to the point where I'm not sure if they're even remotely white anymore. That's beside the point though.

This is just one of the many outfits I've worn with my hightops lately. Since I'm always at a loss as to what to wear a chambray shirt with (I can't pull off the denim on denim look in spite of my greatest attempts), I figured that I would try a combo of blue and burgundy. Not bad if I do say so myself.
And yes, I know what you're thinking. All that's missing from this stereotypically "hipster" outfit is a pair of nerdy faux glasses. What can I say? Things just fall in place.

Please do excuse me trying to cover my face in these photos. Feeling sick does not make for the most attractive facial expressions. Let's leave it at that.

Hope everyone is staying far away from germs!
Have a great rest of the week.


Hugs and homemade cookies,
~A

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2.04.2013

Make it Magnificent Monday {2013}

I think I first started disliking Mondays back in elementary school. Those were the days of reading Garfield and the one thing that stuck with me the most was the fact that Garfield absolutely loathed Mondays.
It's funny that even all these years later, I still remember that and even now, I have this weird animosity for Monday mornings. Then again, I suppose everyone does.

Starting the Make it Magnificent Monday posts was a way for me to try to get my week off to a good start while also ensuring weekly content on my blog. Even though I'll always feel a sense of distrust toward Mondays, I think it's time that I started making amends with it. After all, maybe Monday is just a poor, misunderstood soul.

What all my rambling is meant to say is that one of the changes I'm instituting on my blog is simple. From now on, I'll only be putting up a Make it Magnificent Monday post every two weeks. To usher in a new year and this new change, here's a round up of all the MiMM posts I've done so far (along with quick summaries of each one).

ONE: Rolling jeans, friends+hair, brand spirit, cake, quotes
MiMM
TWO: Daphne Groeneveld+Dior, cake pop, On Les Aime, Keira Knightley, Blogilates
MiMM 2
THREE: 1000 Workout, yoga, beautiful, healthy recipes, motivational quotes
MiMM 3
FOUR: A Pair and A Spare DIY's, gifts, outfit inspiration, hair ideas, holiday music
MiMM 4
FIVE: French girls, Marilyn Monroe, re-using tights, epic shoe designs, You and I
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SIX: Audrey Hepburn, a white button down, Anne Hathaway (and Les Mis!), society, beauty icons
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SEVEN: I Have a Dream, Estee Lauder, Tangled, ABBA, Gandhi+rainbow jello
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EIGHT: Hollywood vs. everyone else, Coeur de Pirate, Matchbook girl, button downs, monograms
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Happy Monday as always!


Hugs and homemade cookies,
~A

P.S. What do you think of my new sign off?

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2.01.2013

Definition of Insanity

Albert Einstein once said that "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
Yes, that quote has absolutely been used to death. There's a reason why everyone recites it though: it's completely the truth.
In spite of how much we may want things to remain the same, change is an essential part of developing and learning and becoming better. That's why with the arrival of a new month, I've decided to start instituting a few changes here on my blog.

One big change is that from now on, I'll be accepting ads! If you're interested, clicky clicky. Let me know and I'll get you a special deal! Or better yet, let me know if you would like to swap ads; I'm up for anything!
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Stay tuned for some more changes in the days to come.
Until then, have a wonderful week!


xx
~A

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