Soft Cabinet Reveal

The highly requested reveal is HERE…kind of. There is still a bit of work to do on our kitchen cabinets, but you guys have requested to see the intermediate, so here ya go! We still have to caulk the edges–as you can see below, the edges have paint between the wood and wall–this will be fixed with the caulk.

We also have to replace all hinges, as the old ones are silver, but the gold ones I want are on back-stock.

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Since taking these pictures, we have replaced the old almond color outlets with bright white, as well as replaced the light switches. We are currently working on curtain options for the window, as well–I just can’t decide. imagine that hahaha

I can’t wait to finish it completely + do a much larger reveal! Hope this holds you guys over for now! 🙂 Happy hump day!

xoxo

Custom Cases: CaseApp Review

Custom anything grabs my attention, but custom iPhone + Mac skins?! I was immediately drawn in. When CaseApp contacted me about a review of their product, I was already in love. I had surfed their website + found so many adorable cases–I actually thought about buying one straight out instead of collabing because the ease of the website and on-point designs were something I didn’t want to pass up! Y’all know me + a quality product! hahaha

Which is why I was so pumped to finish this review + get it live to you gals as soon as I could! Check out my thoughts on the entire process of creating custom cases below! If ya stick around to the end, there might even be dets on a giveaway! heart eyes

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To begin, I designed an iPhone case. The process was incredibly easy + FUN. When navigating to their website, here, you immediately have the choice to either design your own case or browse from the selection of pre-made. I highly recommend designing your own, as it was so cool to receive a product I made–flashback to elementary art class! I crack myself UP lol

The process of designing goes a little something like this: to start, you choose your iPhone size. Mine is a 7+, so I clicked that option and off we went to the design studio. I simply Google searched “abstract blush and dots background” + surfed until I found a design I liked. I screenshot the design and pulled it into the design studio. The system crops the photo for you, but you’re able to adjust to your idea of perfect. I chose not to use clipart, but there is a large selection of precious options, as well as a text feature, if you wanted to add your name/initials/a quote.

After you’ve completed the design, a quick “add to cart” selection places your piece into your shopping cart. You can continue on to creating a Mac skin, or checkout!

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Instead of checking out, I continued on to create a Mac skin. Again, the first step is to follow the link to their website and choose Create a Skin. The process is identical to creating the phone case. This time I searched “Dalmatian black spot background” on Google + a million options came up. I simply screenshot the one I liked best and pulled it into the design studio–same process from there!

After both were added to my cart, I checked out + the case and skin were at my door a week later!

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Quality

Something that meant more to me than designing my own case was the durability of the product. I don’t share anything that I don’t feel is quality with you guys + this would be no different. However, the quality of both products took me by absolute surprise.

When I first saw that the Mac skin wasn’t an actual case, I was afraid to continue designing. But, when I placed the skin on my laptop, I knew I wouldn’t ever go back to a clip-on case. The material CaseApp uses to produce skins is a hard, textured material, that honestly feels like a hard case. The difference for me was, when I have a hard shell case on my laptop, the screen is always weighed down + I’m constantly pulling it up. With the skin, it’s stick on + incredibly light so it doesn’t feel like there’s anything even on the device. However, I know for a fact the skin would protect the outside of my screen, 100%.

On to the phone case–I am amazed. Again, I thought that a $34 designed case would not stand up to my standards, but holy cow. This case feels tough as nails! The material is not flimsy + is not easily bent. The outside is hard, but the inside is soft and cradles the phone perfectly. Y’all–I will be ordering like three more of these. I hardly ever rave about a product, but this gives every reason to rave!

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CaseApp is crazy awesome. The website is easily navigable, the products are of outstanding quality, the customer service reps are quick to answer, I could go on and on! I absolutely loved this experience of creating my own custom iPhone case and Mac skin + I know you will, too!

That’s why I’m partnering with CaseApp to provide a 20% off code + a GIVEAWAY! The code is ALLTHINGSPRETTYANDPINK20 + the giveaway details will be announced on my Instagram feed later this week! Ya won’t want to miss it! 🙂

xoxo

 

Espadrille Sale

Okay, I confess–shoes are my absolute biggest weakness. When shopping, I’m always drawn to the shoe section even though I know I probably don’t need a new pair. Anyone else? hahaha When I found espadrilles two summers ago, I knew I had found a style that would last several seasons + could be paired with virtually anything.

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I found my first espadrilles at Target in 2017, but have looked for a cheaper version to share since. Guess what–I found it! These featured espadrilles are from Amazon + are priced at less than $15!! *heart eyes*

This style of shoe can be paired with virtually any type of outfit–flare jeans, skinnys, dresses, skirts, even shorts for summer. My favorite style paired with espadrilles has always been shorts with a flowy top–I’ve wore something similar on every trip to the coast since finding them. You can’t go wrong!

I highly recommend ordering a full size down, as they do run a bit big! Shop three different colors, here!

xoxo

DIY: Donut Wall

I had to chance to help celebrate my best girl this weekend, as her wedding is almost less than a month away! It sure has flown by! T + I are so excited to get our people married on March 16th!

Part of my job for her bridal brunch was to mail out invitations + build a donut wall–you guys know how much I absolutely loved doing both of those things. This post isn’t really about the invitations, but I did design them, so if you want more information on those, let me know! 🙂

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The star for this post is this precious donut wall featured below. When I started searching for Tyler’s brunch ideas, I quickly came across donut walls–I mean, what finger food is better at a brunch?! I knew making one would be super easy, so instead of buying one for $50+, I made one for less than $20.

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One problem I have with this post, is that I was in such a rush to get it done (#busyweek), that I didn’t pause for progress pics. However, this project is so incredibly easy, that I think you’ll be able to follow along with a detailed explanation. This baby only took about 20 minutes total to complete! *heart eyes*

Supplies:

  1. 48 in. H x 24 in. W White Pegboard
  2. 1/4 X 48 Wood Dowels X 3
  3. Metallic Gold Spray Paint
  4. Hammer
  5. Painter’s Tape
  6. Drop Cloth

Steps:

  1. Have the Home Depot staff cut your piece of pegboard into two pieces–I recommend having one larger than the other. I went with 28 rows on one and 20 on the other. Doesn’t really matter, this just allowed for me to have two different sizes.
  2. Take your three wooden dowels to one of the Home Depot self-cutting stations. Lay them all together, evenly, and measure out 4in from the end. Use the saw provided to cut there. Move the dowels up, measure 4in again, cut again. Keep doing this until all dowels are cut. Be sure to keep a barcode visible, as you’ll need to scan it at checkout.
  3. Using your painter’s tape and drop cloth, tape off a corner of both boards. Use the drop cloth to lay under the tape, covering the part of the board that you want to remain white.
  4. Spray paint the corners. Leave to dry for 5-10 minutes.
  5. When dry, remove the tape + drop cloth.
  6. Measure out even distances on your board for your pegs–I did every 4 holes, over and down. Using your hammer, hit the dowel pieces into the holes selected.
  7. Continue for second board. You did a great job!

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This DIY, like most, is so super easy + is perfect for baby showers, wedding showers, birthday parties, Valentine’s Day parties, + so much more!

You can tackle it, gal! You go!

Pin It–Click image below!
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xoxo

Pampering With Fizz Facial Bar

Raise your hand if facials give you actual life? I absolutely love a good facial + go about three times a year. I know, I should probably go more, but I treat them like pampering for special occasions. When I do have a chance to go, I enjoy every second + leave feeling like a queen.

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If you’ve ever gotten a facial you know how great or how not so great it can go. You build yourself up for a pampering experience + get super chatty Cathy or rough Rhonda? Or maybe every facial you’ve received before has been heavenly. Whatever your past experience, you will always leave with a bright glow + feel so good about yourself at Fizz Facial Bar in Jonesboro!

During my visit last year, I chose the HydraCalm facial, which worked to calm the redness my skin is known for. My Esthetician, Bridget, even taught me something I didn’t know–the redness I had been experiencing for so long was actually a result of some sort inflammation. Whether from sunburns, makeup reactions, or even too hot water–the redness is calmed when the inflammation is calmed.

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Private treatment room.

After a treatment with the MySkinBuddy, an advanced facial cleansing system utilizing red light therapy, I was on cloud-nine. Bridget used several masks designed to both calm my red areas + tighten areas that needed a boost.

Nearing the end of my treatment, my Esthetician introduced me to CyroGlobes. *major heart eyes* The frozen balls of glass are used to further calm the redness + inflammation. At first, the globes were so cold that I jumped when she placed them on my cheeks. It took a minute to adjust to the temperature, but when I did, I could actually feel my face begin to calm + tighten up.

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CyroGlobes in action.

Following the globes, sunscreen was applied to complete my treatment. This would be the one aspect I would have left out, solely because of the thickness it left on my face. However, it was 75+ degrees and sunny, so I 100% understand the necessity!

There are so many options at Fizz + I cannot wait to go back and choose another. If you live in the area, you absolutely must go by for a gal’s day–Tyler + I had a great time! If you’re a loyal follower from the Memphis area, it’s just a quick 45 minute drive over to Jonesboro + I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Check them out at 2810 East Highland Drive, Jonesboro, AR.

Check out their website, here!

XOXO,

Spring Sandal Sale

So, I know it’s still January (hasn’t this month lasted a whole year?!), but I couldn’t pass up sharing this absolute Spring steal with you guys! I bought these precious sandals last season + fell in love. I paid around $25, I think. But, GUESS WHAT–I found them for less than $13!

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I search every year for sandals that can transition me from Winter to Spring. The transition can be tricky, as mornings are usually still chilly, but afternoons warm up + quick! These faux suede sandals are the perfect piece for those days!

My favorite detail is the tie-up ankle piece. I usually wear cuffed skinnies in the transition periods + love the way the tied bow sits right underneath the cuff. I have gotten so many compliments on these that I can’t wait to pull them back out!

As a note, these run extremely big since they are signed by the Asian market chart. I had to send my first pair back + sized down an entire size. For example, I ordered my regular 7, but sent back for a 6.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find them on liketoknow.it, so I had to link through Amazon! Use this exclusive link to shop now! —-> Click me 🙂

xoxo

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Her’s

Hi, friends! Can you believe it’s already almost February?! February is my most favorite month–fun fact: my birthday is on the 19th! We are taking the day suuuper easy + I’m getting a few school assignments taken care of before the week hits. Since February is so close, that means Valentine’s Day is, too!

You gals loved my V-Day gift guide last year, so I knew I should get to work on 2019’s + it’s here! This gift guide is truly my most favorite yet! I have loved finding high quality items for low price + how stinking cute are they?!

T, if you’re reading this, I would like one of each! 😉 *hehehe*

Check out 16 of the best V-Day For Her (girlfriend, wife, BFF, sister-in-law, etc.) gifts under $25 below + as always, don’t forget yourself!

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1 // Golden Goose Dupes

Y’all know how much I love these golden goose dupes + they would make a perfect gift for your favorite gal! Grab these for only $24.00!

2 // Monogram Agate Coaster

These agate coasters are a simple gift that you could secure for your female coworker, or even a friend!

3 // Year of Cozy Book

I absolutely LOVE this book! I gifted it last year to my sister-in-law and had to grab one for myself! It is packed full of the best DIYs, recipes, and so much more!

4 // Copper Wine Tumbler

How simple but high quality is this gift? Grab this set of tumblers for your BFF + share a glass of her fav wine!

5 // Stila Liquid Lipstick

My all-time favorite lipstick! This lipstick lasts literally alllll day long + is the prettiest shade! Your best girl would love this as a gift this V-Day!

6 // Grow Your Own Cactus Set

HOW FUN?! I found this + immediately ordered four my closest friends. For less than $5, these would be a perfect add on gift!

7 // Mindfullness Cards

I am literally crying over these cards. Grab them for your very bestfriend + “give the gift of peace of mind and body with this deck of over 50 prompts and exercises.”

8 // Chic Sticky Note Set

Okay, this is my absolute FAVORITE gift I think I’ve found all season + it’s so so simple. How freaking precious is this sticky note set?! I am grabbing several of these, myself, + can’t wait to see the smiles on my gal’s faces! 🙂

9 // Beauty Sleep Set

Every girl needs an eye mask + this set for less than $25 is an absolute steal! Give her Zzzz’s for Love Day!

10 // Wine Glass Caddy

Raise your hand if you’ve ever imagined one of these while you were in a hot bath?! Grab this one for a night of relaxation for your girlfriend!

11 // Stackable Latte Cups

These latte cups are perfect for ice cream! I have the white set + they are so perfect! Bonus: dishwasher safe!

12 // Floral Notebook

This floral notebook is just as cute on the inside as it is on the out! Grab this for your gal to take along with her to her next board meeting!

13 // Confetti Tumblers

Again, how cute?! These would be a perfect steal for your sister-in-law or coworker! I’m grabbing a set for myself while I’m at it!

14 // Nars Lip Set

If you’ve ever used Nars, you are aware of the high quality in all their products. This lip duo is no exception! I love these colors + so would your BFF!

15 // City Ring Dish

Have a traveler in your life? Grab one of these city trinket trays of her favorite city! How precious would these look on her counter?!

16 // Initial Keychain

Anthropologie for the win, again! Keychains are all the rage these days + how sweet of a detail is her favorite letter?!

xoxo

Taco Quinoa Bowl

So, it’s January, which means I am digging for new dinner options that are also fairly cheap. I get tired of the same foods over + over pretty fast, so the New Year gives me the perfect opportunity to branch out. With that, I also like to try my hand in personalized recipes–it’s so fun!

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While also hitting the gym harder than before, T + I are constantly searching for dinner options that require 30 minutes or less of our time. Quinoa has also been a favorite protein source for the both of us + I’ve made a few of my own quinoa recipes over the years. Some of which I have liked, ALL of which T has loved. Bless his heart, he is a garbage disposal.

The story behind this particular recipe is as follows: imagine it–T + I standing in the middle of a Walmart aisle, searching the web for dinner ideas because we both had a loooong day and didn’t have the chance to even think about dinner. After a good twenty minutes, I finally gave up + decided to come up with something myself. Y’all, this recipe is the best thing I’ve thought of in 5 years + I’m so excited to share.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 25 Minutes 
Total Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

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Tri-Color Quinoa

Black Beans

Taco Seasoning (25% less sodium pack)

1 Bag of Shredded Lettuce

1 Tomato

1 Avocado

Shredded Cheese of Choice

Sour Cream

Salsa

Directions

  1. Cook Quinoa according to package. Usually about 20 minutes in two cups of water per one cup of quinoa. img_9847
  2. Cut Tomato + Avocado. While your quinoa is cooking, cut your tomato and avocado into small pieces. For a handy video on cutting avocado, go here!
  3. Cook Beans. Another task to complete while your quinoa is cooking is to cook your black beans. Follow the instructions on the can you buy. Usually instructs to cook on stove-top until thoroughly heated (5 minutes).
  4. Add Taco Seasoning. When your quinoa is nice + fluffy, empty packet of 25% less sodium taco seasoning into the pot. Stir well.
  5. Add Toppings. After the taco seasoning has been added, it’s up to you to add your choice of toppings. We include all the toppings listed above + it tastes like pure heaven!

How quick + easy?! We have eaten this a total of 10 times in one month + I am a girl who triple hates eating the same foods on repeat–not to mention my picky pallet. Add it to your weekly dinner schedule + see how many of your peeps fall in love 🙂

xoxo

1 Year as a Blogger

CHEERS, y’all! I’ve had “blogger” in my personal description for 365 whole days. This has been the greatest year of my entire life, for so many reasons, and blogging has most definitely played a part in that.

When I think that tomorrow is a new year, this time I’m a little sad. 2018 has held so many big things for T + I and I guess I’m just not ready to let it go yet. Sounds silly, I know. In honor of 2019 coming whether I want it to or not, I wanted to share a small recap of the highs and lows that I’ve shared with y’all this year.

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At the end of 2017, my best sister friend took a leap of Faith + started a blog. Blogging, for me, had always been on my bucket list, but I was so scared to actually begin, for some reason. When Tyler started, however, I knew that I wouldn’t be alone if I just took the first step. Annnnnd, the rest is history! So thankful for her early encouragement + that we’ve gotten to share these memories together.

As the year went on, I prepared for the biggest day of my life–my wedding day. I shared moments of choosing my favorite dress, asking my gal to stand next to me, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and then moments right after my big day. I’m planning on releasing a full blog post on our wedding day on our sixth month anniversary this next month, so stayed tuned for that, as well!

After our big day, I shared the best honeymoon moments, and even shared when we began to look for our new home. That journey was one of the most stressful that I had all year. We waited, we prayed, we trusted, we cried, alllll of the feelings that I shared with y’all, to be met with encouragement and prayers, and L O V E. That’s the theme of your support for me all year long–L O V E. + for that, I am forever thankful.

After we finallllly closed on our home, I began to share all of our fun projects that are still ongoing now. This was a highlight of my entire year–I have loved reading your messages about DIYs!

Other exciting moments include NYC, Orlando, and just the mundane OOTDs.

Of course, there have been many lows accompanying the highs. In early December I experienced a situation that was not so fun–as soon as I shared this with y’all, I received so many messages with encouragement, support, uplifting quotes, and even yummy recipes to help soothe my heart. I was overwhelmed with, again, L O V E. There is something about this tiny community you guys have helped me build that is unlike any friend group I’ve ever had before. You guys helped me through such a tough time + I have no doubt that you would if I needed it again.

Although I don’t want to leave 2018 behind, I know without a doubt that 2019 holds big things, as well. T + I will stand beside Tyler + Zac as they become husband and wife, I’ll graduate from undergrad, travel a lot, celebrate our first anniversary, and T will turn 25! There are so many things to look ahead for, but this year will be extremely hard to beat!

Thank y’all so very much for all of the support this year–I’ve said it several times in this post, but I truly am so blessed to have you guys on this journey of life with me. Thank you for trusting my reviews and buying from my links–I can’t wait to share even more in 2019. See y’all next year! *hehehe*

xoxo