Your Coffee Horoscope, because why not?

I saw this meme on my Pinterest feed after it was brought to my attention by my girly friend, Irene. (Thanks, girl!!) and I had to share it with everyone. I’m all about reading into my horoscopes and learning traits and characteristics about myself. Sure, not many people believe in them but this is something that I believe that makes me girly. I love horoscopes as they offer some guidance to your day, month, and year.

Side comment:I actually found out that my ideal romantic match is an Aquarius. Guess what sign my hubby is? Aquarius!! I knew that we were meant to be. <3

Who here doesn’t drink coffee? I think as writers and bloggers we indulge in some kind of treat to keep ourselves going, whether it be an iced coffee, hot tea, or piece of chocolate. (If you use anything else, I’d love to know!! Please comment below and share!)

My coffee horoscope says I am reflective and often indecisive(Latte), but I also don’t let seasons dictate how I life my life. And that I love straws(Iced Coffee)  Um, YEAH! This chart couldn’t be more accurate.

What do you think about your coffee horoscope? Agree or disagree?

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Oh, YEAH! I completely forgot to add this important part to this post. I recently became a Starbucks Rewards Gold Card holder!! My hard work and obsessive drinking of caffeine has paid off and now I have a shiny gold card with my name on it. Fancy!!

I did it!

I did it!

Are you a Starbucks Rewards member? Do you have a gold card?? If so, I’m excited to be part of the club!!

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To Maxi Dress or Not…This is the Fashion Question.

My husband and I are at completely polar opposites when it comes to an item of clothing: Maxi Dresses.

The long, easy-to-wear, and comfortable Maxi dress is my go-to especially when I can’t find anything comfortable to wear from my closet. It is the difference between having a meltdown in the closet to *shimmys* into Maxi dress and I’m out the door, cool and meltdown-free, AND actually feeling pretty. A Maxi dress belongs in my meltdown disaster kit of my closet. It will always look good and fit. It comes in solid colors and bright, patterns and prints. I love it.

Maxi Dress on lace and locks blog

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Mind you, I’m not her size but I’d love to wear this dress!

What I think I look like when I’m wearing a Maxi Dress.

 

However, my husband HATES IT when I wear one.

 

I mean, does he see this whenever he sees someone wearing a Maxi Dress?

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Homer is rockin’ this muumuu if I do say so myself!

He’s used the term “glorified muumuu dress.” He thinks only taller women should wear them(but that even they look stumpy in them) and since I’m only 5’3, believes it swallows me completely and makes me look stumpy. I always take my husband’s fashion advice, but I’m stubborn on this one. I still want that Maxi dress I saw today in Charlotte Russe.  I tell him that I wear Maxi dresses because I’m also dressing for other girls, because we girls know what looks cute! It’s a total girl thing and Maxi dresses fall into that category. Maybe the Maxi dress is something that man will never understand nor like.

So, for this Tuesday, I decided to get your opinion on this matter. To Maxi Dress or Not?? What do you think? Love them or loathe them?

I told my husband that I was going to settle this discussion on my blog. He says, “Well, of course it’s going to be Yes for Maxi dresses because most of your readers are women.” So, please answer for yourself and then ask your husband or guy friend what they think and please check their answer as well!

Strutting in my Maxi Dress!

Strutting in my Maxi Dress!

Let’s get to the bottom of this!

 

Thank you!!

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Hippity! Hop! Hop!

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Happy Easter and bunny day to those who celebrate!

Whatever you do on this day, I hope it’s filled with love and makes you happy. Why would you live any other way?

This is my Easter bunny that my husband won for me from one of those claw machines. Who else is addicted to those machines? Anytime we see one, my husband tries at least $2.00 worth of tries (that is, if he doesn’t win it on the first time, which has happened before!)

Notice anything fancy about my Easter bunny? She’s wearing her Origami Owl lockets! I know it’s too late for an Easter locket, however, it’s not too late to get one for yourself “just because” and/or for a sweet Mother’s Day gift!

http://lifebeinggirly.origamiowl.com/ Shop there!

What are your plans for Easter? I’d love to know! Also, I need a name for my Easter bunny! Any suggestions??

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

ImageA “Penny” for Your Thoughts. Get it!?!?

Today’s assignment: write the post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog.   Why?

I remember the night clearly. My husband and I were coming home from being out for the day and we were at the stoplight near our street. I remember having my head filled with thoughts and that’s when I decided I needed an outlet. Sure, I can talk my husband’s and girlfriends’ ears off about my ideas, but I wanted to also have a place online to share my ideas because I thought I could be the voice that people were looking for. I was a first year graduate student studying mental health counseling, but was dealing with my own mental health issues. I look to girly things like getting a new nail polish, or Hello Kitty and Pinterest for inspiration. Even if it gives me a bit of happiness, I’ll take it! That’s when I thought of sharing this feeling with others.

Completely excited, I told my husband. “I want to start a blog. I want to share my ideas and share what it’s like being a girly girl who’s smart, creative, and into Hello Kitty. Not too much fluff, not too serious, a blog that’s just in the middle. Women are smart and we are go-getters. I wanted to exude that in my blog, and to also touch on Mental Health issues like anxiety and depression which are more likely that women experience than men. I want to voice my opinion and support to other women out there who feel like they can do anything, and I also want to support women who have lost their confidence and have low self-esteem due to Mental Illness. I think there are women (and men!) out there who would like to read what I have to say on these topics. I believe my blog would be great!”

The light turns green (it’s a really long light!) and my husband says, “That’s great , babe. I really think you can do it. Let’s start looking for website that host blogs for free when we get home.”

He’s so supportive, isn’t he?

And sure enough, I found WordPress.com and lifebeinggirly.com was born.

It’s been about 8 months since I started blogging, and I love that I can still say that I enjoy blogging and sharing my girly life with you. Thank you for reading and following! The biggest thing that makes me happy is knowing that I’ve met some amazing people on here from all over the world that I wouldn’t have had the chance otherwise. Thank you, WordPress!

What do you like most about my blog? I’d love to hear your opinion! Whether it’s praise or critique, I’d love to hear it so I may make my blog even better for months to come! Thank you!!

I hope you have a great day!

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You Sexy Thing

Tell us all about your best confidence outfit. Don’t leave out the shoes or the perfect accessories.

Being a girly girl, you would think I’d feel my sexiest all dolled up to the nines. i.e. full makeup, lipstick, high heels, a new dress. Those do make me feel more confident and happy of myself, but I feel sexiest when I’m actually in my natural beauty.

Natural beauty is when you are home in your comfy clothes, yoga pants, hair up in a bun, no makeup but with a clean and fresh face. I think it’s because I feel 100% like myself, without any extra help of outside products. Speaking of outside, being out in nature and being out at the beach recently had me feeling the most sexiest! My husband and I went on a day trip to Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, FL. It is deemed United States #1 beach! We had to try it out, since who doesn’t love judging things?

I bought my first bikini since high school from Target. My husband helped me pick it out because he has great taste(in more ways than one! wink*) And although I was nervous to don my 30 year-old, work in progress body in a bikini that afternoon, I was so happy that I did.

There’s something about being at the beach and unplugged from seeing pictures of photoshopped women/men everywhere you click on the internet. The beach gave me a vibe that it’s okay to be my happy with my natural self. So, I let my husband take a picture of me, in my bikini, on the beach and shared it on his Instagram. I was worried for a few minutes, but once the pic was taken, I went into the ocean and the waves just took my worries and insecurities away.

Just thinking about that day makes me happy. So happy that I’m comfortable enough to share the pic on my blog. I hope you find your sexy, and feel the most confident ever when you do!

I’ve been itching to go back to the beach, and I’m hoping we’ll go soon!

What makes YOU feel the most sexiest? I would love to know!!

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Cutie Cameras’ amazing giveaway!

Hi, all my beautiful girly girls (and handsome dudes!)

I hope you are having a wonderful start to this week so far. And if you’re not having a great one so far, here’s a way to make it better! Enter this amazing giveaway from my girl, Hilary over at Cutie Cameras!

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This giveaway is full of handmade, beautiful items such as a bracelet, a pair of vintage button earrings, and a pair of wood earrings, made by Hilary herself! She’s so talented!

And there is also a set of four coasters made lovingly by an artist named Amanda. You can check out her Etsy store, ARO Handmade with Love

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Isn’t everything so adorable and so neat?? I love shopping from Etsy stores, not only because you can find one of a kind pieces, but you get to meet talented artists as well! I like to think that WordPress is the Etsy of blogging. Our blogs are our “stores” and we craft our talent into writing.

I hope you can enter this giveaway and win it! Check out Cutie Cameras fun blog to make your day even better AND enter her giveaway, it’s a win-win!

How To Enter:

Entering is easy!

  • Follow Cutie Cameras, take a look around ARO and leave a comment on her giveaway post telling them about a product you enjoy! If you happen to have an Etsy account please also follow ARO on Etsy.

More Ways To Enter:

  • Follow Cutie Cameras and ARO on Facebook and leave a comment telling them about it.
  • Follow Cutie Cameras on Instagram and leave a comment on this post telling them about it.
  • Follow Cutie Cameras on Twitter and leave a comment on her giveaway post.
  • Pin an item from ARO on Pinterest and leave a comment with the url.

(Yes. You leave separate comments for each entry.)

This giveaway ends on April 30th and the winner will be contacted shortly after via email. Good luck everyone!!

I hope you enter this giveaway and that you’ll have a spectacular day!!

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Kirsten Dunst: Girly Girl I can relate to

Kirsten Dunst recently landed the glossy cover of Harper Bazaar’s United Kingdom May 2014 edition. She looks effortlessly feminine and ethereal with her porcelain skin and friendly eyes that make you wanna be her friend. I couldn’t help but LOVE this cover because it’s exactly how I think Kirsten wanted it to be: girly with a touch of flowers and a little boho-chic that she pulls off well.

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Not only is Kirsten Dunst 31 year old, she has been in many movies that had me laughing during times I was unsure of myself. For example, Bring It On was about her leading her high school’s cheerleading squad to victory after finding out her old captain was stealing other another school’s cheerleading secrets. Insane, right?! I know, I know, it’s not Oscar worthy but in my life, it is! I related to this movie so much because I was a cheerleader myself! Not in high school, but in peewee football and I loved it.

In this movie, she is absolutely strong-willed, smart, and beautiful in this movie. She made the right choices for her squad and was okay with coming in second place. AND her name was Torrence. Love.

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Then there was her as Mary Jane Watson in the Spiderman movies. She looked amazing as a red head and her and Tobey were so cute together.

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The last movie I saw her in was Bacheorette on Netflix. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, go watch it now. It’s the totally chick movie that kinda reminds me of The Hangover but for women. Is it just me or is she someone you’d want to be friends with in real life? I’m raising my hand up over here because I bet she’d be a perfect walking and shopping partner! Also, if I’m ever feeling insecure about someone or something, I’d love that she would tell me to not worry and to just,

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So, congrats to Kirsten for being one of my famous girly girls! She rightfully deserves it because she’s beautiful, fun, and not afraid to speak her mind. She helped me get through my awkward and insecure years (and still helping!) and since she basically could have gone to high school with me, which I like to think we could have been friends if she did.

What do you think of Kirsten? I’d love to know!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Origami Owl Charm for all my Lady Bloggers out there

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Isn’t this the cutest charm ever????

Of course since I am a lady blogger, I need this to be in my Origami Owl living locket like, yesterday. I find it only fitting that creative, smart, and sassafras ladies have something that can let others know just how amazing we are, especially when we’re not in front of our laptops typing away at another blog-worthy post.

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Be on the lookout for a post with a picture of my locket with this sweet charm inside! <3 Until then, enjoy a picture of a cat for Cat Saturday, sporting an Origami Owl locket!

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You know you want an Origami Owl locket! Let me help you order yours today and you can get yours to wear for the Easter holiday!! =D

Shop at http://lifebeinggirly.origamiowl.com/ and let me know what you like!

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Basic Bitch=Girly Bitch (and I’m proud of it!)

Have you heard of the term ‘Basic Bitch?’

After reading this post about “The ‘Basic Bitch’: Who Is She?”  

I couldn’t help but feel well, a little bit basic. It seems like the video and post was aiming at girly girls. Did you get that vibe? I’d love to know! So, that begs the question, “Am I a ‘Basic Bitch?”

The post shared a helpful video to help you figure out if you are one, and I basically LOLed at the entire thing because I love ‘basic’ things such as:

  • Loved Sex and the City
  • Say Yes to the Dress marathons
  • Am currently scouring my nearby Home Goods store for a frame that says ‘Family’ on it
  • Anything from Starbucks…hot/iced/spiced/latte/just give me a drink so I can Instagram it!
  • Inspirational Quotes
  • Gets overly excited over anything and everything

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  • Shiny jewelry, any and all kinds: Tiffany & Co. Origami Owl
  • Yoga pants
  • Anything pink, and that includes Victoria Secret’s brand, Pink!

This basically lists all that is me!

I love basic things, basic tees, and mainstream music. And, who doesn’t love Sex and the City?

The Basic Bitch syndrome apparently makes fun of the girl who lacks self-awareness but “knows how to find pleasure in the little things.” I can’t help but find a flaw in labeling a girl a basic bitch like it’s a bad thing. Excuse me if I’m not on your level, I can still ‘turn down for what?!’ even though I’m over here wearing Pink! and sippin’ on my iced latte. To me, Basic Bitch is really Girly Bitch and something to not be ashamed of.

This post is dedicated to the all you Basic Bitches out there because you know what, I’m a ‘Girly Bitch’ and proud! Remember, it’s YOUR life, so live it for yourself and if you like finding pleasure in a simple, plain white tee to wear your new and amazing statement necklace with then, you go girl!

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Can I get an Amen?

 

What do you think of the ‘Basic Bitch syndrome?’ I’d love to know your opinion! Also, what does ‘Basic Bitch’ mean to you? Perhaps it means something entirely different but from what I gander, it’s basically (no pun intended) a boring girl.

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Sunshine & Possibilities

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Take it from another girly girl, Lilly Pulitzer. She knows what’s up. She believed in bountiful possibles with just a little sunshine and some pink. That’s exactly my fashion motto for this year (well, I’ve always loved pink but I’m going to make it a point to wear it everyday!) It’s really simple to do and is a huge mood booster. Here’s how to do it:

1. Take your favorite color, it can be any color but for me, it’s pink!

2. Wear the shit out of that color. Be confident. Be radiant. Wear it proud.

3. Enjoy the positivity as much as you want. It’s YOUR life. It’s okay to be greedy sometimes when it comes to positivity. Just make sure you share with others who aren’t feeling as hot as you are, k?

Here’s my example:

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I hope you all have a day full of sunshine, positive vibes, possibilities, and the ability to spread to those around you!

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