Steph’s Top Spring 2014 Songs

The ninth post for our #2014BloggerChallenge is all about music.  At the end of summer I recapped by Top 5 Songs of Summer 2013 it was such a fun post, so I thought I’d do something similar for this spring. In fact, I’m kind of in denial it’s already May!?! {Where in the world did March and April go?}Here are my top 5 favorite songs right now…

5. Happy by Pharrell Williams – I’m on the fence about this song.  I like it, it puts me in a good mood every time I hear it.  My biggest gripe is that it’s just so overplayed!  Overplaying songs totally ruins them for me.

4. Merry Go ‘Round by Kacey Musgraves– My list always has one anomaly, and this is it for this list.  I think it’s the only country song I’m listening to right now (but I do have a few favorite country songs stockpiled for when I’m in the mood; let me warn you it’s an eclectic collection) Anyway, I like this song! I heard it for the first time while watching the Grammys.  Man, Kacey caught a bunch of flak on the internet for her outfit, but I absolutely loved the entire thing.  Downloaded the song that night and have been listening to it ever since!

3. Sing by Ed Sheeran – This song is different, and I think that’s what I like about it. It doesn’t sound like everything else that’s playing right now.  Ed Sheeran has a really unique voice and the lyrics are quirky both of which make this a fun song.  I’ve noticed it’s been playing a lot lately on the radio, I’m worried this one might quickly get overplayed, and subsequently old.  For now, I’ll enjoy it though!

2. Ain’t it Fun by Paramore– I’m so into this song right now.  It is my jam.. I love the beat, I love the lyrics, I love to turn it up and sing along.  The biggest surprise to me is that I’m not usually a Paramore fan.  In fact, I can’t think of another one of their songs that I like, but this one just may have won me over!

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2014 Blogger Challenge: week 8 – My Favorite Springtime Clothing Picks

The eighth post for our #2014BloggerChallenge is all about clothes.  I wanted to do something a little different and showcase a few of my favorite pieces that I’m adding to my wardrobe this spring.

1. Pleione Mixed Media Roll Sleeve – I read Pinterest Told Me To and Sheaffer was raving about this shirt a few weeks ago.  After reading the rave reviews, I headed to Nordstrom to try it on. I fell in loveeeee this shirt is great! It’s so comfortable, and can be dressed up or down depending on your mood.  In true Stephanie fashion, I bought it in three colors navy, black, and a nice peachy pink immediately.  {someone please tell me I’m not the only person who does this when they find something they love?}

Mixed Media Shirt from Nordstrom

2. Asymmetrical Wrap Cardigan by Bobeau-  I know I professed my love for open front cardigans a few months ago and this wrap by Bobeau is one of my favorite designs.  I noticed the fabric on this one is more lightweight than the ones I highlighted over the winter.  Working indoors, most of the time I need something with sleeves to keep me from freezing and this looks just perfect.  I can’t wait to get it!

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2014 Blogger Challenge: week 7 – A day in my life

The seventh post for our #2014BloggerChallenge is to share a day in our life, with pictures.  So yesterday,  April 1st I documented my day from start to finish.  I tried to take a picture of what I was doing every hour to kind of give you a glimpse into my life!

photo 57:15a:my alarm goes off around this time every week day. I usually turn it off and spend a few minutes lying in bed checking my email, facebook, instagram etc… What I check depends on how lazy (and unmotivated) I am that morning. I like to procrastinate getting up. {ps- you are welcome I spared you the first thing in the morning selfie! It was not a pretty sight}

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2014 Blogger Challenge: week 6

The sixth post for our #2014BloggerChallenge is all about food!  I recently stumbled upon this awesome recipe , and when G told me it was the “best meal I had ever cooked” I almost fell out of my chair.  Naturally, I had to commemorate the occasion with a facebook post– and many of my friends asked for the recipie!  So I figured, maybe you guys would like the recipie as well!   This meal is pretty easy, honestly the hardest (and most time consuming part) is slicing the beef and the peppers.  Once that’s done you’re ready to rock and roll!

Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir Fry with Garlic and Red Pepper Edamame

Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir Fry with Garlic and Red Pepper Edamame

Spicy Beef & Pepper Stir Fry with Garlic and Red Pepper Edamame

Warning: This dinner definitely has some heat to it.

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2014 Blogger Challenge: week 5

The fifth post for our #2014BloggerChallenge is all about nails.. and in true form, I’m fashionably late!  I haven’t really had my nails painted at all in the past month or so, they were a hot mess.  Last night I decided to quickly paint them {warning: I am not very good at painting my own nails so please don’t judge!} I wanted to do something fun for St.Patrick’s day today, but I thought going all green might be a little too daring for me, so I decided to try out something that’s been all the rage lately, a statement nail! photo I used some polish I had laying around to achieve the look Essie’s Sand Tropez and Ruffian’s Trust Fund which I had gotten a few months ago in a Birchbox.   I also used my favorite top coat by Seche Vite .

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2014 Blogger Challenge: week 4

The fourth post for our #2014BloggerChallenge is high end v. high street.  If you’re reading from the US you might be scratching your head like I did when I read the prompt, because I had never heard of the term ‘high street’. Thankfully, one of the UK bloggers filled me in-  a high street is the main commercial and retail street in a town.  This got my wheels spinning and I decided I wanted to do a splurge v. steal post.  I’m comparing a new deep conditioner { It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask } against one that I’ve used time and time again { Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle }.

splurge v steal

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2014 Blogger Challenge: week 3

The topic for the third post of the #2014BloggerChallenge was all about books!  I started writing like three different posts and trashed them all because even though I love reading, I’ve been so bad about making time for it recently!  I have two half finished books that I can’t seem to find the time/drive to finish. I was going to skip this post (we were supposed to post it at the beginning of the month – sorry it’s late!) Anyways, I finally actually have something to write about on the topic.   Not sure if I blogged about it, but G bought me a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas, and it’s been sitting collecting dust (not because I don’t love it, but because I’ve been so busy!)  So I decided, it had to come with me to Hawaii.  I also had been wanting to start this new book series that I think everyone under the sun has probably ready already.. but seeing as I live under a rock, I have not!

The Divergent Series

by Veronica Roth

The Divergent Series

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