Monday, April 30, 2012

Tips for growing out your bangs

I'm quite tired of my bangs, people! I tried the side swept, towards the front, and even the really short choppy bangs, but we failed. We broke up, got back together, and then I finally called it quits! Enough is enough and I'm just far too lazy anymore to deal with them. So, I settled for the middle part and am starting the growth process. I haven't been without bangs for 10+ years- and I have a large forehead so what's a girl to do?! Here are some tips on what to do with your hair while you try and grow those puppies out!

Use a headband to keep back those small flyaways and tweaks that parting your bangs may cause

part bangs down the middle for a brisky wavy look- use a blowdryer on low so bangs don't tweak

twist or braid back bangs to give a bohemian vibe

dry bangs to the side of your face to give your face a nice shape.. oh and to also hide zits when they occur!

What are some tips you have for growing out bangs? I'd love to hear you share them with me!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

How Bad Do You Want It?

"I'm here to tell you number one, that most of you say you wanna be successful, but you don't want it bad.... you just kinda want it"

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Homemade Larabars

For those of you who know, I've been on this whole healthy food kick and it's been quite difficult when it comes to the sweets. I natually have a large, VERY large sweet tooth so anything candy-like is appealing to me and very hard to look past. I most recently say a post on Dani Hampton's blog SometimesSweet where she made this not only delicious, but EASY Apricot Coconut Almond Bars. After reading her post, I thought to myself this is something I could totally whip up in the kitchen. And then the idea dawned upon me, what about those expensive vegan Larabars that I love? And this is what I came across:


•1/4 cup cranberries

•1/4 cup Seedless/Pitted whole Dates

•1/2 cup raw peanuts

•1 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter

•Pinch of sea salt

-Place the dates and cherries in a food processor. Blend until it becomes like a paste. Transfer blended dates and cherries to a bowl.

-Add the nuts to the processor and pulse until chopped fairly small (but not too much, not nut flour. You want texture). Add the nuts, along with the sea salt, to the bowl with the fruit paste. Use your fingers to knead the nuts into the paste. Next you can spread the mixture out onto a plate covered in cling wrap. Using your hands mold the mixture into individual bars. Wrap each separately in plastic wrap or in small ziplocks. It is a good idea to refrigerate the bars after making to maintain freshness and let the form set (try to let them set in the fridge for 20 minutes before you eat one).

Cookie Dough

•1/2 cup Salted Cashews

•1/3 cup Seedless/Pitted whole Dates

•1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

•1/2 tsp Sea Salt

•1 tbsp Organic Chocolate Chips

*Follow Same Instructions as above

Key Lime Pie

•1/2 cup cashews

•1/2 cup Seedless/Pitted whole Dates

•dash of sea salt

•Zest of 1 lime

•1/2 tbsp lime juice

•1/3 shredded coconut

For more information and Larabar recipies visit Health Damy

Friday, April 13, 2012


Okay guys, can I just tell you how much I love organization? The feeling of knowing that all of your ducks are in a row, things are put in place, and my life isn't cluttered! I may be a little OCD about this, but it feels so nice to have a clean and organized home. Do you want to know how to get started in an organized fashion on your home organization? is a friendly website that not only offers organization tips, but the household products to help you get started. From the bathroom, kitchen to the garage, you'll be living in organizational BLISS!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I am in love with Koza's new travel bag line Voyage. They come in two fabric options, with two colors choices, and let me tell you..these are just what I need! A way to make a fashion statement while you travel!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Little Bits of Happiness V2

Here we are....Thursday morning, just one more day away from the freakin' weekend (YAY!) and it's time for this Thursday's Little Bit's of Happniess. If you are new to my site and want to join in on the fun, here are the rules!

1. share words, pictures, anything that represents what brought YOU happiness every week on Thursday!
2. link up your post, not just your blog! no one likes confusion.
3. link back to Mrs. Stephanie T with either a text link
4. lastly, have fun and visit each other! go show your love and see what made others happy this week.

Getting to have lunch with my sweet parents

Eating healthy little treats

Receiving flowers from my hubb

Dinner dates with my fabulous friend, Nicole!

My love<3