Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pattern Mixing: Bedding

Pattern mixing is a popular trend in the fashion industry and can be easily translated in the home industry as well. Mixing patterns can be fun and adds a ton of visual interest! Let's look at some bedding options paired with patterned sheets. 

DIY Bedding Collections

Don't be afraid to mix it up. Mixing patterns can be a little intimidating. The easiest way to achieve this look is to choose a two toned comforter or sheet set and pair it with a multi colored sheet set or comforter. Just make sure one of the two toned colors coordinates with the multi colored piece. Be inspired and create!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Graphic Tee Trend

Graphic tees are everywhere! I'm definitely a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, so graphic tee's being in style make me smile. Here are a few fun tee's from Check them out if you never have. 

Graphic Tee's


How To Wear Graphic Tee's

Jackets and Cardigans

From: Target

From: Urban Outfitters

From: Urban Outfitters

Distressed Denim


From: Forever21


Find a look that's right for you! Be inspired and create!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Delicious No Calorie Dressing

A lot of people use lemon juice as a salad dressing when trying to eat healthy, but have you ever mixed it with a sugar substitute like Sweet N Low? This is a delicious no calorie dressing! I'm not a big lemon fan, and was very skeptical, but this was actually good. Use one to two packs of lemon juice and 1 pack of sweet n low. Play with it to get the right combination for you. 

No Calorie Dressing

Who wouldn't try a no calorie dressing? Let your taste buds be the judge. Be inspired and create! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring Flower Arrangement

It's not quite Spring yet, but I'm definitely ready for it. We had beautiful weather on Sunday and it put me in the Spring mood, so I went to the store and bought some fresh flowers to make the first Spring flower arrangement of the season! 

The Arrangement 

I bought this basket at TJ MAXX a couple months ago and I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. What better than fresh flowers? 

I had two soda bottles I've been saving for a DIY project, and again, what better than a flower arrangement? 

To add some depth I used two tea glasses to fill the balance of the basket. 

I went for bright flowers that screamed Spring! 

I trimmed up the flowers, placed them in the soda bottles and tea glasses and voile, a beautiful Spring flower arrangement! 

Be inspired and create! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Easy Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Looking for an easy and fast dessert? Look no further! These cinnamon crescent rolls are perfect for a quick and delicious dessert, not to mention some what healthy. 

Healthy Cinnamon Crescent Roll Ingredients 
Sugar substitute (Sweet and Low)
Crescent Rolls
Spray Butter

Non-Healthy Cinnamon Crescent Rolls Ingredients
Crescent Rolls

1. Mix together your cinnamon and sugar. There are no exact measurements just enough to cover your crescent rolls. The mixture should be light brown in color. 
2. Roll your crescent rolls out flat.
3. Add butter to the crescent rolls.
4. Sprinkle your cinnamon sugar mixture to the crescent rolls. Be generous, more is better! 
5. Bake according to the crescent roll directions, usually at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. 
6. Remove from the oven and add a little bit more better to the tops of the rolls. 
7. Let cool and enjoy. 

Be inspired and create!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2013 Bikini Styles

I know its only February, but it's time to start thinking about swim suit season. By the time May rolls around it seems the stores are already out of bikinis, or the size you will need. Crazy right? I found some super cute bikini top styles from and you should check them out! 

Splendid Farmers Market Bustier Bikini Top

Mikoh Bordeaux Bikini Top

Beach Riot Vicious Bikini Top

Beach Riot/Scf Kiss Tank Bikini Top

Rip Curl Windsong Bandeau Bikini Top

Maaji Tangerine Ruffles Bikini Top

Maaji Bowie Coast Reversible Bikini Top

Weren't these adorable? Definitely new and updated! Good luck with your swim suit shopping, get them while they are available! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Brownie Cake Dessert

Calling all chocolate lovers! Brownies are my favorite dessert, so when I saw it made into a cake I just couldn't resist! This brownie cake dessert is amazing, you will love it. 

2 brownie mixes
Eggs (According to package directions)
1 8oz package of cream cheese (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 8oz containers of whip topping
1 3oz package of instant chocolate pudding
1 3oz package of vanilla pudding
3 1/2 cups of milk
Chocolate Syrup

Cook brownies according to package directions. I cooked mine in a 9x13 pan. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 container of whip cream in a bowl. Pour this mix on top of the cooled brownies. Blend both puddings and milk together and pour on top of the cream cheese mixture. Put the second container of whip topping on the pudding mixture. Top it off with the chocolate syrup. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

I hope you enjoy your brownie cake! Be inspired and create! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Nails

Happy Valentines Day! I normally don't get too into Valentine's day, but thought it would be fun to coordinate my nails with the holiday. I kept it simple with this easy DIY Valentine's day nail project. 

You will need the following:
Nail Color
White Tip Nail Pen
Clear Coat Polish

First apply your polish color. 

Then carefully use the white tip pen to give yourself a french manicure. Add your clear coat once dry. 

There you have it, your very own Valentine's Day nails! Be inspired and create! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fashion Inspiration

Here are some looks to love! Hope you find some inspiration. 

Source: Unknown





Be inspired and create! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Accessory Love

Every girl needs accessories to spruce up her outfit. I tend to go through phases of accessory obsession. Here are some pieces you should check out!


Floral Tassel Scarf
From: American Eagle

Cross Earrings

Deena and Ozzy Interrupted Stripe Eternity Scarf
From: Urban Outfitters

Lime Dangle Earrings

Rose Mesh Watch
From: Urban Outfitters

Neon Braided Belt
From: American Eagle

Tiny Cross Ring
From: Urban Outfitters

Be inspired and create!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Low-Fat Cheesecake

I've had quite the sweet tooth lately and just happened to stumble across this recipe for low-fat cheesecake. I love cheesecake, but I'm not a fan of all the calories that come along with it. When I came across this recipe I knew I had to save, share and try. This recipe is courtesy of the



9 whole low-fat cinnamon graham crackers, broken in half
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Cooking spray
2 8-ounce packages Neufchatel cream cheese, softened 
2 8-ounce packages fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 large eggs plus 3 egg whites
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Assorted toppings


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crumble the graham crackers in a food processor. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water and the butter; pulse until moistened. Use a 9 inch springform pan and wrap with foil to prevent leaks. Coat the inside of the pan with cooking spray and press crumbs onto the bottom of the pan. Bake for about 8 minutes or until browned. Let cook, for about 10 minutes. 

While you are waiting for your base to bake beat both cream cheeses and the sugar with a mixer on medium high speed until smooth, for about 5 minutes, then beat in the sour cream on low speed. Next, whisk the 3 egg whites in a bowl, then add them to the cheese mixture along with the 2 whole eggs, flour, vanilla and lemon zest. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Pour mixture over the crust. 

Place the cheesecake into a roasting pan and add enough warm water to come one-quarter of the way up the sides of the springform. Bake until the cake is set, but the center should still jiggle, approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. Turn off the oven and keep the cheesecake inside for about 20 minutes.  

Remove the cake from the water and transfer to a rack. Run a knife around the edge, then cool. Chill until firm, around 8 hours. Top as desired. 

This isn't something you can whip up the day of. So be sure to plan! Be inspired and create!   

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

DIY Initial Mason Jar

The list of DIY projects involving mason jars is never ending and I've just added one more. I wanted a cute place to keep spare change and cash through the year and automatically thought "mason jar". 

You will need the following:
Mason Jar
Initial letter cut from vinyl 
Spray Paint
Scrapbook Paper

The Project
Place your initial inside the mason jar, I cut mine with my Silhouette. Smooth out the vinyl  so all edges are crisp. Remember you will need to cut your letter back words so the sticky is on the front of the letter.  

Spray paint the inside of the jar and let dry. I did two coats. Remove your vinyl once completely dry. 

Cut a piece of your scrap book paper big enough to cover your initial. 

Adhere the scrapbook paper on the inside of the mason jar. I taped mine. 

All done! How cute is this? This makes me want to put money into it everyday! Be inspired and create!