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January 2016

Am I an adult yet?

I started my new job today! After a grueling journey as a Continue reading “Am I an adult yet?”

Ice pops in the middle of the winter? Yes, we’re nuts! :)

My daughters love fruit. They absolutely LOVE it! When I pulled our new ice pop makers out of the box, the girls were instantly excited to make their own popsicles with anything that they wanted. They insisted that we go to the store to get ingredients, and we rushed off, without a recipe in mind at all.

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Breaking Bad Fans – Show Your Love!

I admit it – I’m a pretty big Breaking Bad fan! I’m the type of person that never seems to watch a TV show when it’s popular and everyone else is watching it…I usually end up waiting until a show is at least a few seasons into production, then binge-watch it while I blog, fold laundry, and do design work. Breaking Bad was no exception – I waited until production ended, then watched the whole darn show over a period of a couple weeks.

What a fun show! While I may have tried a few drugs in the past, it’s definitely not something that I’m into now at all. It’s still really fun to watch a show like this. I like being able to see how screwed up my life could have been had I chosen a completely different path. The show has something for everyone, with enough action to keep even my boyfriend interested…and he falls asleep during just about everything that we watch!

I got the most adorable earrings to show my love for the show. They’re based on elements of the periodic table, BR and BA….which just so happen to start BReaking BAd. 🙂 They’re cute, and a little silly, which is absolutely perfect for my style! I like that they’re just studs, because with small kids in the house, you never know when dangly earrings will get pulled on!

You can get a pair of your own here: TV Show Inspired Br Ba Periodic Table Symbols 8mm Stainless Steel Stud Earrings

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received these earrings for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product. My blog posts may contain affiliate links to products I trust and recommend. I’ll never direct you towards a product that I don’t actually like, I promise!

Product Review – Greenco Laundry Clips

They’re clothespins! Clothespins have a number of different uses, from actually hanging clothes on the line as intended, to making blanket forts, to crafts, to bedroom fun! With 200 in a pack, you’ll be guaranteed to not run out of clothespins anytime soon! I almost don’t know what to do with so many clothespins. Luckily, I have a bag just for clothespins that hangs in the laundry room, ready to go when it’s time to hang out some clothes to dry. My absolute favorite thing to hang dry is our sheets. There’s something about the fresh air that makes them smell awesome!
These clothespins aren’t the strongest or most well-made…I’ve already had a few casualties, but in a pack of 200, I guess there are bound to be a few duds. The springs just aren’t very strong, and allow the wooden part to slip off. (This is a huge problem if you’re using them in the bedroom. Seriously.)
I liked these clothespins, but will probably be purchasing plastic ones in the future. These are just too enticing for the dog, and they leave splinters absolutely everywhere when she manages to get ahold of one, which is really frustrating. If you’re into wooden clothespins, and looking for a great deal, check these out on amazon: Greenco Laundry Clips – Wooden Clip – Wood Clothespins with Spring – 200 Pack

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received these laundry clips for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product. My blog posts may contain affiliate links to products I trust and recommend. I’ll never direct you towards a product that I don’t actually like, I promise!

Catania Occhiali – Beautiful Fashion Sunglasses for Everyone!

Happy New Year!

I hope each and every one of you are looking forward to 2016 optimistically! I’ve only set two New Year’s Resolutions: to yell less, and to blog more! I have so much to tell you about this year. It’s going to be a great one! What’s your resolution for 2016?

Something else that I strive for every day is to look nice. Yes, I realize that it takes effort, and some days, I honestly just can’t be bothered to do my hair or my makeup. That’s when dry shampoo, a ponytail, and headband become my best friends. But here’s what I’ve learned: Even on the laziest of days, a few great accessories can do wonders for my look!

sunglasses-1Throwing on a pair of cute dangly earrings and a pair of fun, oversized sunglasses when I go out can take my look from “ugh!” to “ooh!”. To be honest, before I was given the opportunity to try these sunglasses, they would have been one of the many pair at the store that I passed up because the weren’t ‘for me’. I can’t believe I deprived myself of funky, oversized sunglasses for so long! They’re so much fun, and they help to add a lot of personality to my look!

sunglasses-2These sunglasses have survived my purse longer than I could have ever dreamed. They’re really well-made, and the gold detailing on the sides of the lenses hasn’t shown a single sign of pulling up or coming off. I do wish the lenses were a bit more scratch-resistant, as I’m really hard on them, and one day they blew off my face (of course, at the same time my car door blew into the parking meter pole and I dropped half my stuff – it was a really really windy day), so they could fit a little tighter, but I have found that I have a bit of a smallish head, and they fit my boyfriend’s head really well – he’s just not into girly sunglasses (thank goodness!)

Overall, these were a GREAT buy. They come in black OR white. I chose the white, because I really wanted to try something different than the sunglasses that I normally wear, and I wasn’t disappointed at all! The white is the perfect choice for brightening up my face, and goes really well with my zebra-print scarf, too! I really am in love with these sunglasses, even after I’ve scratched them up a bit they’re my go-to for dressing up!

You can get your own on Amazon for only $14.95. Perfect price for an amazing pair of sunglasses! Check them out here: Catania Occhiali Sunglasses – New Season Collection – Womens Sunglasses / Ladies Sunglasses – Oversize Fashion Modelsunglasses-3

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received these sunglasses at a discount for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product. My blog posts may contain affiliate links to products I trust and recommend. I’ll never direct you towards a product that I don’t actually like, I promise!

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