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Hair

Beachy Blonde Waves are Back

January 22, 2015
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I’m so excited that John Frieda’s full Beach Blonde Collection is coming back and hits stores this month. I used it to create my beach inspired look without much effort at all. This morning I sprayed it on my dry hair and it did a great job an enhancing my natural, (very) limp waves, which is something that usually requires a curling iron. It also left my hair feeling soft and shiny.  I can  run my fingers through it because there’s no crunch, crispiness, dustiness, or dryness whatsoever. I use the Shampoo and Conditioner and then spray the Sea Salt Spray on my damp hair. Let it air-dry and there you have the perfect tousled look!

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Day of Acceptance

January 20, 2015
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January 20th is the International Day of Acceptance. International Day of Acceptance is a day where people celebrate differences, focusing on people with disabilities. People have parties on January 20th and generally spread the word on this day that people who have disabilities are living not living disabled.

Stevie Hopkins, the man behind this organization, made January 20th the International Day of Acceptance because it was the day his sister, Annie passed away due to medical complications.Instead of marking that day as a day to grieve over his sister’s passing, Stevie made it a day to celebrate differences and to encourage people with all abilities to live a vibrant life. Stevie has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 and knows how to encourage other people with disabilities to live life to the fullest.

To quote 3E Love: “Friends, tell the world you embrace who you are; a person with social rights, who has an opinion, who has interests, who has goals and who loves life; a person who is empowered to make a difference in the world and not be without a voice in society. You are not living disabled, you are living.”

To find out more about the International Day of Acceptance or how to get involved visit their websitehttp://www.3elove.com

Outfits, Wear

Blanket Cardigan

January 19, 2015
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Cardigan: Glamorous/ Sweater: Banana Republic//Pants: J.Crew// Boots: Chinese Laundry (On sale)// Purse: She&Lo // Earrings: Jules Smith// Glasses: Ray-Ban

The Blanket Cardigan  is one of my favorite looks for the fall/winter season. It is so comfortable and soft, and you can layer underneath of it to make it even warmer.   I love the cardigan because unlike the shawl, it doesn’t have that tendency to slide off and it does not have to keep being readjusted. I feel like I wear this one everywhere. I paired it with skinnies and boots but it could definitely be worn with flats or heels.

Shop the post below as well as some of my other favorite cardigans/capes…

My Top 5

My Top 5

January 15, 2015
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1. Top Video: Little Men with Hearts

What happens when you put a boy in front of a girl and ask him to slap her? Here is how children react to the subject of violence against women. (Thanks Lauren Drury for this one)

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2. Top Instagram Account:  Fashiondads_

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3. Top accessory this week: Kate Spade Bookshelf Pencil Pouch

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4. Top Cute Moment/ and sad moment : Koalas being given mittens to help with burned paws after feeling brushfires.

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5. Top Tip- Out with the old,in with the new! Get out of your fashion rut in 2015!

Hair

Milkshake Hair Products

January 13, 2015
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1. Milkshake leave in conditioner

2. Milkshake whipped cream

3. Milkshake color maintenance shampoo

4. Milkshake color maintained conditioner

As most of you know, I am a hair product junkie. I still use my favorite shampoo, Hemptz and coconut oil to condition but I have added the Milk Share line to my routine. I do not use the shampoo and conditioner because right now I am happy with mine but for those of you that want a new one, give this a try. My favorite products are the leave in conditioner and the whipped cream. The first thing that you will notice when you use this line is the smell. It smells like frosted vanilla cupcakes and the scent stays in your hair long after you put it in.It is good for detangling after you get out of the shower and helps smooth it out. Because of the length of my hair, it take a few squirts and then I have to apply a tad more after it dries, but it is worth it.

My second favorite is the whipped cream. As for the product itself, it dispenses thick and fluffy, like a mousse. Once out of the canister, it expands a little bit in your hand. You then gently rub your hands together to get the product on each hand, then apply to your hair gently. I use my fingertips so that I can smooth it from the top of the hair shaft to the bottom.  My hair is course so it helps smooth it out and also helps prevent so many split ends. If you are going to try one of the products from the line, I would start with this one.

Below you will find some of the other great products in the line…

 #1 milk shake leave in conditioner

#2 milk shake whipped cream

#3 milk shake color maintainer shampoo

#4 milk shake color maintainer conditioner

– See more at: http://z-oneconceptusa.com/top-hair-care-products-2012/#sthash.WHiCKtUq.dpu

 #1 milk shake leave in conditioner

#2 milk shake whipped cream

#3 milk shake color maintainer shampoo

#4 milk shake color maintainer conditioner

– See more at: http://z-oneconceptusa.com/top-hair-care-products-2012/#sthash.WHiCKtUq.dpuf

 #1 milk shake leave in conditioner

#2 milk shake whipped cream

#3 milk shake color maintainer shampoo

#4 milk shake color maintainer conditioner

– See more at: http://z-oneconceptusa.com/top-hair-care-products-2012/#sthash.WHiCKtUq.dpuf

 #1 milk shake leave in conditioner

#2 milk shake whipped cream

#3 milk shake color maintainer shampoo

#4 milk shake color maintainer conditioner

– See more at: http://z-oneconceptusa.com/top-hair-care-products-2012/#sthash.WHiCKtUq.dpuf

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Monthly Read Me, Series

Monthly Read Me:January

January 12, 2015
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Let me know if you have read any or have suggestions for February!

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Outfits

Pantone Color 2015: Marsala

January 8, 2015
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The people at Pantone proclaimed radiant orchid the color of 2014. Described by Pantone as “a captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones.”But for 2015, it’s all about Marsala, an earthly wine red. This shade goes well with neutrals, like taupes and grays. It  also combines with burnished undertones, amber, golden yellows, greens, turquoise, and teal. You can put it with blues to create a dramatic look too. While you’ll probably see tons of pieces in this shade over the next few months, you can start shopping some statement pieces now to get used to it.

Check out some of the  pieces of Marsala you can get now.

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2015 Calendars

January 7, 2015
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2015 Mindful Living Calendar

Handlettered Quote Calendar

Simple Printable Calendar

Mini Wall Calendar with Hanger

Signature Wall Calendar

Bunting Flag Desk Calendar

With 2015 in full swing, it is time to get organized and stay on track! Whether you are more of a “quick glance and I’m good to go” planner or someone who likes to reflect on the day/month, there are plenty of calendars out there for you. Of course, if you are arty and crafty (unlike me), you can make your own personalized calendar that reflects your style. I currently have the Mindful Living Calendar at home, a Green Bay Packer wall calendar that one of my students got me at work, and a Poppin planner for my purse.  Unfortunately, even with all of these visuals, I still tend to forget a task I am supposed to do that day or a birthday. Here’s to 2015 being the year that i’m not so forgetful:)

xo,

Kristi

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The Wedding Ringer

January 6, 2015
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Every wedding has at least one of them — a crazy guest, inappropriate speech, episode of crying, a meltdown and some story that will be told for years.  When I watched the trailer for the new movie The Wedding Ringer, I had to laugh out loud because it reminded me of a similar situation that happened to me but not to the hilarious extent of the movie.

To give you some background before I tell my story, The Wedding Ringer stars Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. Josh Gad plays Doug Harris, a great guy who is about to get married, but due to his social awkwardness, he does not have a friend to ask to be the best man. He has less than two weeks before he gets married to Gretchen (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart) who is the owner of a company called Best Man, Inc. This company provides best men for guys like Doug who are in need of one.  Doug wants his wedding to be absolutely perfect, so he decides that he is going to hire Jimmy to pull off this mission. There ends up being an unexpected bromance between the two characters, and the movie is one hilarious charade after another in their attempt to pull off this big con

Now to my story-

Several years ago, I had just started a new job and I was casually invited to my boss’ wedding. I thought she probably invited me much out of courtesy because I really did not know her very well at all. I debated on whether to go because the wedding was less than a week away, and I knew it would require me to get a gift and mingle with people that I really did not know.  A week later, on that Saturday, I decided to attend because I thought it would help me professionally and gain some favor with my boss. I did not have that stylish of a dress to wear, but I put on what I had and showed up at the church. When I arrived, I noticed there were not very many cars in the parking lot. I walked in and was immediately approached by my boss asking me if I would be willing to be her maid of honor. I have to tell you, I was really thrown for a loop! Come to find out, it was between another girl and me, and the other girl didn’t really know her either. The other girl basically said she would not do it, so by default, it was up to me. I thought, “how hard could this be?” Everything was fine until I was told I was supposed to give a speech at the reception. This proved to be very difficult, awkward, and somewhat embarrassing considering that I didn’t know either one of them and I was supposed to expound on them in some depth. I stumbled through it, made little sense and awkwardly sat down. To be honest with you, that night wasn’t spoken about again!

Needless to say, I am excited to see The Wedding Ringer on January 16th in theaters. Head over to The Wedding Ringer Photo Bomb feature website and upload a picture of yourself to capture a fake moment with you and your best man!

This post was sponsored by Sony through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about The Wedding Ringer, all opinions are my own.