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2.20.2017

Winter Must Haves

Honestly, it's hardly felt like much of a winter at all here in South Carolina.  Not that I'm complaining or anything.  Cause trust me I'm loving it.  

I'm willing to bet that this will bring a pretty brutal Summer, but until then...

It's been a while since I've rounded up some of my must haves.  BUT I love reading and rounding up these types post.  So here it goes for my winter must haves.






one // Hunter Boots
I'm totally in love with my Hunter Boots.  I've been dying to get these boot socks to make them even warmer.  But like I said it's not that cold here anyways (yes, even during Winter).  Even without the socks they're great rain, snow, or chilly weather.


two // Cardigans
I love these for in and out of work.  They're easy, cute, and help keep you a tad bit warmer.  The end. 


cardigan | hunter boots | football tee (sold out, similar and here)





three // ELF Hydrating Bubble Mask
I got this mask in an Influesnter box several months ago.  An all ELF box I might add..total win.  AND this mask is such a score.  It's only $6 and you get so so many uses.  It sorta has an odd, tingly sensation and legit feels like bubbles from a bubble bath are on your face.  But y'all.  My face is so hydrated and soft after this mask.




four // Juice Beauty Moisturizer


five // Girl Scout Cookies
I mean let's be honest.  They only come out once a year, and I just can't resist.  Legit ate two boxes this weekend.


six // L'oreal Infallible Artist Foundation Blender
This isn't really a must have just for winter.  But I'm totally obsessed and its less than $10.  Basically anything under $10 and I can't resist.  


seven // Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick
Real talk right here.  This lipstick is $5, I put it on getting ready for work and when I got home at 5pm it still looked flawless.  So flaking, fading, felt comfortable.  All the heart eyes.  My favorite is "rebel rose" but I also have "give me mocha" and "berry recognize".

"give me mocha"

eight // Hydrating Hair Care Products
Apparently I have a really dry scalp.  It's been this way for the past couple of years, but I thought it was dandruff.  True life.  My hair dresser said nope, it's just dry..oh and fun fact Head and Shoulders was just making it worse.  Anyways since then I've been really working to hydrate my scalp, and right now I'm really liking these two products: Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water and Vanilla Milk Hydrating Hair Mask and IGK Smoke & Mirrors Conditioning Cleansing Oil.  

Let us all know what works for you if you also have a dry scalp (especially in these winter months) in the comments below.



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There ya have it.  My eight must haves for winter.  I'm sure I'm forgetting something.  So leave your must haves in the comments below.  Anyone else totally in love with their Hunter boots?  I'll have to tell y'all what Remi did to them, but that's another story for another day.  (maybe I'll share on snapchat? @mary_timmerman)


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2.13.2017

Last Minute Valentines Gift DIY | "You're the Balm Valentine!"



Looking for a last minute Valentines gift?  I've totally got you.  Your galentine.  Teachers.  Classmates.  Coworkers.  You name it this will be perfect.  And take like 5 minutes.  Win.  

Not to mention this could easily be adapted for any other occassion, not just Valentines Day.


I bought 4 random EOS balms for my coworkers and some card stock.

I just used my Cricut Explore Air to cut out a 1 1/2 inch hold from the card stock.  However, I believe their is a hand held dicut for that exact size circle at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  

And this gift is totally not complete without the pun.  You're the "BALM"

I added "Happy Valentines Day" below considering I was gifting this to my coworkers, but "you're the balm, valentine" would be super cute for others. 


I can already see this being so dang adorable for Easter (drawing little bunny ears around it) or changing up the saying to fit end-of-the-year gifts and birthdays. 


Happy happy day my galentines.  I hope you enjoyed this post.  What are your Valentines day plans?


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2.08.2017

Cookies n Cream Bark



Y'all, where is 2017 going?  Valentines is less than a week away.  And honestly, I'd be lying if I said I wish the days (and year) would slow down.

It's true what they say, the days are long but the years are short.

 I often find myself wishing the days away.  

Dreaming of summertime.  Dreaming of the future.

I know I shouldn't do that.  

One day I'll want the days to drag on.  

But not today.  

And I think that's okay.  We're all guilty of that every once in a while, right?  



Alright mini-venting sesh over.  


Something else I'm guilty of?  Indulging when I get a little stressed out (hints the wishing these days would pass quicker).  And y'all, I've got a legit recipe for those days you wanna indulge.





No baking.  Two ingredients.  EASY EASY EASY y'all. 

Thomas found a recipe similar to this on Facebook a while back and we've been making it ever since.



Ingredients:
+ 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
+ Oreos (1 row of Oreos for every 12 oz bag of c.chips)

Instructions:
1. Crush Oreos in a ziploc bag with a wooden spoon.
2. Melt white chocolate chips on low, in a medium size pot.  Be careful to closely monitor, stirring frequently, so the chocolate doesn't burn.
3. Pour crushed Oreos into melted chocolate chips and mix.
4. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Pour the mixture onto the paper, and spread it out "flat."
5. Freeze for 30 minutes.
6. Break apart into shards.






What are you making for Valentines day this year?  What is your go-to dessert recipe?   Ever find yourself wishing the days away?  Humor me in the comments below.

It's Friday Jr. Y'all!


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2.05.2017

Office Lighting | on a budget

Happy Monday y'all.  If you follow me on SC (@mary_timmerman) you heard me blab this weekend about finally getting around to decorating our office.  And y'all, I'm so. dang. excited. to be getting this room how I want it to be.....FINALLY.

I post the mood board for this room, way way back -- read: september.  And then a couple months ago I bought this leopard rug.  And I even thought I had the lighting choice nailed down too, BUTTTTT then I went to Hobby Lobby and saw it (the light in the mood board) in person and it was just too too small.  

So back to the drawing board we go.  And with the room cleared out it's go time baby.  

This is where y'all come in.  I've narrowed it down to four options, that I feel are pretty reasonably priced.  Vote for your favorite down below.  Help a sister out y'all.


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1. Semi Flush Mount Barn Metal Light | Amazon $59.99 (or a chandelier version here for double the price...whatttt)

2. Aged Bronze Ceiling Fan | Amazon $176.74 -- so I definitely thought this was cheaper when I was rounding up my final options and compiling this post...whomp whomp.

3. Lantern Candle Chandelier | Amazon $139.99

4. Abstract 4 Crystal Chandelier | Overstock $123.99



So, if I'm being honest I'm totally leaning toward #4, but I just don't know.  haaaalp.



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