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27 November 2014

Fan Friday (Thursday Edition): Things You Could Do If You Had As Much Time As Tony Romo

If you haven't been watching much of the Dallas Cowboys this season, then you wouldn't have realized that, thanks to the offensive line, Tony Romo has quite literally time for anything. Romo has all of the time in the world to make a leisurely pass downfield to Dez or to Witten or  he could quite possibly have time to get in his car, dive from Jerry's World to Dallas in rush hour and throw the ball to me on my balcony in Deep Ellum.

So I got to thinking, what are some things you could do if you had as much time as Tony Romo?

1. You could do this 400 step DIY Christmas Light Up Marquee
(can you guys just sell me this please? It is beautiful and I just don't have the kind of time Tony Romo has...)

2. You could first learn to crochet. Then after you've mastered the art of crocheting, crotchet around a bunch of tube lights and create this outdoor floor mat
3. You could make an ice bucket filled with stuff. 
More than likely you would also have the time to sit and watch it freeze.
4. You could style your Thanksgiving table just like The Glitter Guide
5. You could take an Instagram photo worthy of KJP's account
#howlongdidthistakeyou? Also, I've been talking about starting a #HowLongDidThisTakeYou hashtag for months now... gotta get on that. 
6. You could host a cookie exchange with other people that have as much time as Tony Romo  
7. Trigonometry 
you know, just for fun

8. Monday mornings jam packed with productivity. 
9. Dry Cleaning Your Clothing after every wash
10. This holiday themed nail art.
Well, or any nail art. He would totally have all the time for all the nail art.

 11. A Turkey Trot
Because I sure as heck don't have time for one of those...

Happy Thanksgiving y'all and GO COWBOYS

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25 November 2014

Meet Your New BFF

Lot 48 
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5 Things Lauren Would Do on a Weekend with No Plans?
first i would read!! i never have time to read during the week and i look to the weekend to catching up on my reading!! then i would go see a movie. even if there is nothing but bad movies playing, i love going to the movies on the weekends! then i might go to one of my sisters' houses to see my nieces and nephews! then i would make some cookies and snuggle up with my husband and watch another movie. yes, two movies in one day!!

 Oddly Lovely
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5 Things Cat Would Do on a Weekend with No Plans?
1. Grab brunch with a friend, ideally somewhere they have Bloody Marys
2. Fill my pup's doggy backpack with heavy water bottles and take her on a loooong hike
3. Order Thai delivery and stuff my face while watching Netflix in bed
4. Catch the afternoon light that hits my couch just right and read a book
5. Work on a cooking or DIY project and photograph it for the blog

 Becoming Adorrable
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5 Things Becca Would Do on a Weekend with No Plans?
1. Laser tag
2. Shop at Sephora
3. Netflix binge
4. Read 3 books
5. Eat a lot of macaroni and cheese

 Believe in the Sparks
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5 Things Morgan Would Do on a Weekend with No Plans?
1. Sleep in while cuddling with the fur babies.

2. Brunch, enough said.

3. Drive to the lake, pack a cooler, and spend the day cruising the lake on the Pontoon boat with friends.

4. Put on the most comfortable pair of yoga pants I own and binge watch Netflix with a bottle of wine and pizza in hand.

5. Host an impromptu get together with all my best friends complete with food on the grill, football on the television, and a game of cornhole going in the backyard.

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5 Things Jamie Would Do on a Weekend with No Plans?
5. Take Roxy for a walk or run, and then go for a bike ride with my honey.
4. Blog, blog and blog some more. Set up my workshop, take a ton of pics and settle in for some photo editing and a writing sesh.
3. Hang out with my parents, maybe go to brunch, or just relax on the couch, watching some football.
2. Head to the spa for a massage, facial, mani/pedi or some sort of treatment- you have to spoil yourself!
1. Make a really complicated recipe that called for a ton of ingredients and a long cook time- Counting down the hours until it's finally ready is the best part!

The Style Dunce
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5 Things Katie Would Do on a Weekend with No Plans?
1. Start the morning with exercise so no matter what I do afterward I can be smug about my life choices.
2. Go wine-tasting or to a beer fest or do anything that involves day drinking.
3. Lunch at a brewery. It's a must.
4. Get my nails done with some kind of super cute nail art I could put on Pinterest and people would actually re-pin.
5. Go to a concert at Red Rocks, preferably the Avett Brothers.

 Just Georgia Peachy
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5 Things Caley Would Do on a Weekend with No Plans?
1. Watch a marathon of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives... AKA every Friday of my life.
2. Sit on couch. Watch college football. Repeat.
3. Eat lots of Rotel Dip.
4. Take a nap or three.
5. Wait... Was I supposed to leave the house? Whoops.

Now go make some new friends! I dare ya! 

24 November 2014

4 Holiday Hair Styles to Recreate This Season

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You may not know this about me but I love love love doing hair. There is something very therapeutic to me about sitting down on a Thursday night before the weekend kicks off, with a glass of vino, a blow drier and a curling iron heating up. 

My favorite way to style my hair is the beachy wave. But here is the problem with my hair, it looks like this after air-drying....

So needless to say it takes some time and patience for me to get soft, "effortless" (hah) beachy curls. To get the hair styles I love, I first blowdry my hair straight, then flat iron, then curl. Total styling time is usually an hour to an hour and a half. So I'm always looking for any possible way to cut that time down.

I recently went to Walmart and bought the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer and the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret®. The Pro 3Q Blow Dryer reduces drying time by up to 70% with lower temperature and faster airflow to minimize heat damage. And the Curl Secret? Well that literally does all the work for you. It is so cool to see in action! I also grabbed a paddle brush and a 90 pack of bobby pins while I was there!

So with my new goodies I thought I'd show you some of the styles I came up with for the holiday parties I'm attending this year!

This hairstyle is seriously so easy. Just place an elastic headband either pulled back about one inch into your hair, or like I did, pulled down a little lower on your forehead for a more bohemian vibe. Then you just take two inch sections and tuck each section under the elastic band so that the ends stick out. Repeat this all the way around your head.

I'm not kidding, this took two minutes. I personally liked it a little messier, so the faster I whipped and tucked, the better it looked!

Oh hey easy peasy....

I just pulled my hair part up and secured it with an elastic. I then pulled about one inch of hair from the ponytail and wrapped it so it covered the elastic. I then secured underneath with a bobby pin. The bobby pin also gave the pony tail a bit more height! This preppy, feminine look would be nice for a work holiday party!

Leaving the front section of hair out, braid about a one inch section of your hair on each side. Pull   back those front pieces you left out, place over the top of your braids and secure with with bobby pins.

Or, if you're like me, the basic everyday curls from the Curl Secret are perfect by themselves! This is how I wore my hair for Friendsgiving this weekend!

I have a trick that will change your hair curling routine!! I shake out the curls in the back of my hair, but NEVER TOUCH THEM IN THE FRONT. The front falls out so much faster than the back, so this keeps them intact a lot longer! Don't listen when people tell you to shake out your whole head, don't do it girl!