Local Lovin' | Horrocks Market

posted on: Friday, April 18, 2014

Dress Buffalo Bobs // Scarf Down To Earth // Booties Steve Madden // Jacket Forever 21
Firstly, Happy Good Friday Everyone!!
So I thought I'd start a new segment on my blog called Local Lovin' this will be where I share my favorite new places and local businesses! As you probably know, I've always been a big BIG fan of supporting and shopping local. A lot of my clothing I do buy locally. (not all but I try!) On this little bloggie I've raved a lot about small local business in Grand Haven, Mi. Now that Grand Rapids is my new stomping grounds I'm slowly but surely finding my new favorite places to eat, shop and to buy fresh produce. 
Horrocks is an independent Market that has a GINORMOUS selection of great food, super fresh produce, great greenhouse, home decor and a really really reallyyyyyy awesome candy selection. They pretty much have everything. But of course, as you can tell; my favorite is the floral section. Rachel and I went to Horrocks one day and that girl is quite the visionary she had the idea to shoot some photos which I was kind of iffy about it at first but the girl is obviously brilliant, the photos turned out awesome!
So guys, you must go over to Rachel's page and check her out because she's amazing, and if you come to michigan or if you live in Michigan make sure to head over to Horocks and check it out, It's pretty cool and every time I go It's always fresh new, and trendy.

Have a fab weekend guys!
xo
Photos Take By Rachel Kaye Photography
This was not a sponsored post, all opinions and my love for Horrocks are 100% my own. I believe in supporting and promoting Local Businesses. 

Closet Ready

posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Call me a retail junkie but to me there is nothing more perfect and satisfying than finding a new statement piece to add to my closet. (I'm a firm believer in Retail Therapy.) Since you're here I'm assuming you're on the same page as me and nothing is more exhilarating than adding a new "statement" to that wardrobe.
I try really really hard to add something different each season. With any of these colorful pieces you'll be sure you're on trend for this season!


A Classic Cami Midi Dress
Statement Shorts By JCrew Brocade
Kate Spade Small Square Studs


Unexpected Preppy

posted on: Thursday, April 3, 2014

I've always been a big big fan of the structured but girly look.. Over the past couple of years I've really started understanding my personal style.. In the beginning I was quite confused I knew I loved bright colors but then again I'm a huge fan of basics and structured clothing.. When I started going back through my style board on pinterest I noticed a pattern of style it was all kinda "unexpected preppy." Kind of girly but in a way just structured. So I thought I'd put together some photos that I'm absolutely in love with. You can tell is feminine but yet sophisticated. What do you guys think your personal style is?


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Spring

posted on: Monday, March 31, 2014


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FINALLY YOU'RE HERE! (and I'm totally stoked about it!) Last Summer I think Matt grilled almost every day (which I am so thankful for!) Yesterday was a very very very very good day, we broke out the grill after Church and grilled up some hotdogs. I think the temperature was around 50 and as of now on the beautiful Monday afternoon it's 55 degrees and by 3pm it's supposed to reach 61!! I have a few errands today and I will be breaking out my sandals! Millie and I have been doing some mild yard work  and what that consists of is picking up sticks.. hahha.. I also shut off the heat and opened all the windows. It's so nice to have all this fresh air and warmth!! Oh sooo happy!

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Brand Focus | JCrew Science of Color

posted on: Thursday, March 27, 2014


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Today's post is a little different than normal I thought I'd start a new series called Brand Focus. JCrew is probably my favorite store, the colors seems so regal but unique. When I found this video I was so intrigued by how everything starts from art and inspiration but then is turned into science and that is how JCrew finds their new innovative colors which we all I believe are in love with. One of my favorite boards on pinterest boards is JCrew's Pink Board I think it's so amazing to see where their minds are when creating new hues.
Watch the video below to see how JCrew goes through the process of choosing their new colors.

If that YouTube link ^^ doesn't work just click here

This is not a sponsored post these opinions are 100% my own.

50 Ways to use Coconut Oil

posted on: Tuesday, March 25, 2014


1 // Coffee, put a tea spoon of it in your coffee and it gives it a little bit of a Caribbean taste!
2 // Great lip moisturizer.
3 // Oil pulling. Whitens and can help tooth decay
4 // Mix with baking soda and make an awesome facial scrub
5 // Use instead of butter. It is especially tasty when you use it to cook popcorn!
6 // Eyelash Serum
7 // Diaper rash cream
8 // Use as an after shave. Helps with razor burn. Ladies, Bikini Lines!
9 // Helps control eczema
10 // Can make great tooth paste!
11 // Eating it gives you more energy!
12 // Metabolism Booster
13 // Static Reducer
14 // naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
15 // Helps get rid of frizz
16 // Helps heal cut or infection faster
17 // Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
18 // Make Up Remover
19 // Helps soothe a sore throat
20 // Use in place of massage oil
21 // Great for you manis helps your cuticles
22 // Leave in hair conditioner, apply to dry hair and leave on as long as possible, then shampoo your hair will be so soft and silky!
23 // Helps for stretch marks
24 // Great on toast! Sprinkle a little sea salt on top and it is amazing!!
25 // Use in replace of shaving cream
26 // Helps get rid of dark spots
27 // put on cuts and burns it helps the healing process
28 // After a cold or nosebleed, if there is dryness dab a little in each nostril.
29 // Can help insulin levels
30 // Canker sore remedy
31 // Great facial moisturizer helps fine lines and wrinkles
32 // Tanning Oil
33 // Nursing moms can take 3-4 tablespoons a day ( and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients
34 // helps reduce appearance of varicose veins
35 // Put a table spoon in hot tea to help with flu or cold
36 // Use as a deodorant 
37 // Helps with cellulite
38 // Easy DIY Lip Scrub
39 // Can help with weight loss if you consume it daily
40 // Can help fight candida if take regular basis
41 // Great for dogs! I've noticed that when I feed coconut oil to millie her coat is super silky and soft!
42 // Helps with allergy symptoms
43 // Thyroid Supporter
44 // Helps mental alertness
45 // Reduces the itch of mosquito bites
46 // Great brain boosting snack
47 // Mix with rosemary, or mint for a bug repellant
48 // With apple cider vinegar can be a natural lice treatment
49 // Helps with itchy and dry skin
50 // Can help with sleep



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This is merely an opinion blog. The information held on this blog is merely the opinion of myself. The research and information covered in this blog is open to public domain for discussion and in no way breaches or breaks the boundaries of the law in any state of the the United States of America where I live. I am not a doctor nor do I claim to have any formal medical background. I am not liable, either expressly or in an implied manner, nor claim any responsibility for any emotional or physical problems that may occur directly or indirectly from reading this blog.

Muted

posted on: Saturday, March 22, 2014


One of my favorite things to do is browse around other blogs and see what their "dream home" or what their inspiration is.. I feel like we all have sort of the same idea as far as simplicity I find that most bloggers love the simple and white look to a room.
I've always been a fan of a "muted" room. I find them peaceful, airy and quite relaxing. I thought I'd share some photos and rooms that I am very much inspired by and would love to have in my home one day.

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