Sunday, July 31, 2011

LC Goes Vintage Glam (And Gives You the Step-By-Step)


Oh Ms. Conrad, you've come such a long way since your Laguna Beach days. Now you teach me how to do useful things, such as style my hair all 1930's-ish. 

-1″ barrell curling iron
-large setting clips
-flat/paddle brush-light
-medium hold hairspray
1) Find your side part. Either side will do.
2, 3, 4 & 5) You’re going to curl ALL of your hair inward toward your face (as Lauren does above) and clip the curls in place with large setting clips. Mist all over with a light-medium holding hairspray. Let them cool while you put on your makeup. Multi-Tasking!! Give it atleast 15 minutes to cool and set.
6) Gently pull the clips out and let your hair fall.
7) Using a flat or paddle brush, brush hair back and away from your face and then let it spring back. The wave pattern will automatically start to appear. Keep brushing gently until it shows up. We like to help it along by molding the waves where you want them by hand and then adding one more veil of hairspray.

Ms. Hepburn, Is That You?

How fun would it be to channel your inner Audrey for a photo shoot? Check out the rest of the pics on From Me To You

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hypothetically Speaking...

If someone asks me if I believe at love and first sight, does this mean I can say yes?

{image via: Design*Sponge}

Hookin You Up With Music Madness (Yuh'Welcome)

Sit back, relax, press play. 

(sidenote: probs one of my favorite song of all time. You've heard it I'm sure, but this live version is spectacular.)

This is really the greatest music video ever. 

wait for the kick-in...yup, there it is. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

You Should Care .

"You should care about yourself. You should have self-respect, self-worth, and every other thing that starts with “self” besides self-loathing. You should care about yourself enough to not love someone who will never love you back. I’m going to get real high school on you right now and quote something from The Perks of Being A Wallflower: “We accept the love we think we deserve.” And it’s true. People who hate themselves are attracted to people with loads of hate in their heart. It’s a sad vicious cycle. 

You should care about having a good time—whatever your definition of that may be. If you want to get drunk and dance in the street, do it. Just look both ways.

You should care about family whether it be your blood or friends. Life can be a hard bummer, and no man is an island. If you can find a group of people who love you unconditionally, you’ve hit the jackpot.

If you’re young, you should care about being young. You should care about every crop top moment, every silly mistake, every time you get carded. You should care because one day you’ll never be carded, you’ll never wear a crop top, and mistakes will stick like glue instead of being funny learning experiences.

You should care about people because they’re fascinating, because they are you. You should pay attention to what is going on around you and wonder why things are the way they are. " 

 - Thought Catalog

{image via Bando}

The Formula of Happiness. It's Simple, Really.

{via Moritz Resl}

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Couple Things

Destination wedding done right. 

Goosebumps over this house. 

Everyone needs a little Shakespeare quoteage in their home. 

{Erin Ever After via Jonas Peterson}

Please Can I Have It??

A nice little reminder to "do work." From Uncommon. 

These adorable bow-heeled ballet flats are from J.Crew's little people line Crewcuts, but I want them anyway. 

Oh, hello down there. Hidden fox teacup. 

Would this not make you feel like the most happily organized person of all time? Year Calendar Wall Decal.

Getting it. Done with. Over. The end. Ampersand tote

Monday, July 25, 2011

5 Things Worth Putting Off Whatever You're Doing

  • K I may be the only one who finds this "worth putting off whatever I'm doing because I'm an intense baking nerd but, fun facts about Parisian pastries?! Hi that's awesome. 

  • Australian illustrator James Gulliver Hancock has been working since last August drawing every single building in New York (yeeeah. every. single. one.) That is over 336,000 structures and a helluva lotta talent and ambition. Wellllllll don't I just feel SUPER ACCOMPLISHED with my life. 

Tell Me ...

{via: ez pudewa}

Sunday, July 24, 2011


{via: In the city with Crystallin, Bungalow 8}

Why We Drink in College

From the always hilarious, Thought Catalog*

Why We Drink in College


Let’s face it, it’s Tuesday night and your options are service at the Baptist Campus Ministry, staring at your Facebook news feed, or twelve shots of tequila and some questionable decision making. There’s just not that much to do in college. Sure, you could study –and you probably should- but when is the last time studying got you laid? Even better than that, when was the last time studying got you a story worthy of a call to your high school best friend? That’s right, never. Drinking can make anything interesting. Suddenly your university-provided cable options of Canadian Hockey or the Regular Show are very much worthy of inviting people over. The most mundane and innocent activities are suddenly a blast, baking a pie, coloring, and wearing sunglasses indoors have never been so exciting!


No one has money in college. This is one of the most wonderful things about college, and also one of the worst. Maybe if you or your friends had money you could go watch a movie or have a nice dinner, but priorities are priorities. When it comes down to it, on a good day, you have twenty bucks and your choices are a meal at Applebee’s or enough vodka to earn you 6 IOUs. That ramen is sounding mighty good, isn’t it?

The Future

College is when the first inkling of adulthood sets in. You have a job, probably some bills, deadlines, and a whole bunch of shit on your plate now. And that really blows. As soon as you realize how much your life sucks, you begin to see that the shit will only pile higher after college. Sometime during freshman year, you will have a life motto that goes something like this, “When else will I be able to get embarrassingly drunk on a Monday night,” and so begins your acceptance of the fact that drinking is not only a valid use of time, but an American pastime and a widely celebrated hobby.


If life is awkward, then college is really awkward. In college, you spend ninety nine percent of your time with people you barely know and you probably even live with them. The easiest way for most people to come out of their awkward turtle shells is a little dose of Jack, so go ahead, have a drink or seven. These people won’t be strangers when you wake up tomorrow.


You have forty eight hours to write three papers and learn an entire semester worth of statistics, and you are freaked the fuck out. What better way to distract yourself from your problems and ease your worrying than taking jello shots and exploring the inside of that exchange student’s mouth? Drinking is the best OTC for stress, that’s all there is to it.


Drunk people are funny. Well, actually drunk people are idiots. And, yes, you are an idiot when you’re drunk, but that fact doesn’t seem to be so important when your six best friends are acting just as stupid as you are. Additionally, you will probably end up babysitting or DDing at some point, so in the end, the ratio of watching hilarious drunk people as opposed to being that drunk person works out in your favor. TC mark
{photo via: We Heart It}

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Two Tunes...And My Favorite Amy Winehouse Song

RIP to soulful talent gone too soon. Youtube wouldn't let me embed the song to put the video on here, but follow the link; it's my favorite A-Winehouse song & worth the listen. 

"I'm just trying to change the world one sequin at a time." 
- Lady Gaga

{photo via: Glitter Guide}

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Oh You Fancy, Huh?

Hi I want to be you. Actually I just want your sunglasses but I kind of have a $250 problem with them. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Two Tunes

This is an amazing cover, I just wish she wouldn't stare at me so effing creepily. 

Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies 
Yield: 24+ brownies
For the brownies:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
12 oz. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1½ cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
1½ cups pecan, coarsely chopped (optional)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
For the caramel filling:
14 oz. caramel candies, unwrapped
1/3 cup heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil and grease the foil well with butter or cooking spray.  Combine the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  Heat, stirring occasionally, until completely melted and smooth.  (Alternatively, microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted.)  Remove the bowl from the heat.  Whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla until incorporated.  Stir in the flour and salt just until combined.  Spread about half of the brownie batter in the bottom of the prepared pan in an even layer.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven, maintaining the oven temperature, and let cool for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, add the chopped pecans (if using) to a medium skillet over medium heat.  Toast, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and light golden brown.  Remove from the heat and set aside.  To make the caramel filling, combine the caramel candies and cream in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.  Heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth.  Stir in half of the pecans.  Immediately spread the caramel mixture over the bottom brownie layer.  Pour the remaining brownie batter over the caramel layer, taking care to pour and spread it evenly otherwise it will be difficult to spread evenly over the caramel layer.  Sprinkle the chocolate chips and the remaining pecans on top of the final brownie layer.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before slicing and serving.  (To speed cooling, chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.)
Lift the brownies from the pan using the edges of the foil.  Remove the foil and cut the brownies into individual squares.  Store in an airtight container.

{via: Annie's Eats}

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

5 Things Worth Putting Off Whatever You're Doing

  • Something tells me I know a few boys who would purchase this

  • Around the world in less than a minute. 

  • The best recipes for Cake in a Jar. This deliciousness is self-explanatory. 

  • APPARENTLY this is a great website for guys. It's called The Awesomer, so that's quite the reputation to live up to. Guys, do not hate me if this website is lame. I am a girl so I have no idea what you get all hot and bothered over. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Some People are Just Really Cool

I wish I could pass these every day on my way to work. A nice little positivity boost by Ana Serrano

Diane von Furstenburg's 10 Rules to Live by

{All script images via Pretty Stuff 4. la dolce vita 5. popbee 6. Glamour 7. Club Monaco 8. ruemag 9. we heart it 10.}
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