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22 July 2014

distressed denim. boyfriend jeans. converse. fashion i can't live without.

My whole blog post just disappeared. Gone. Another reason to hate blogger? Or just par for the course in my life?

So here it is. Last week was one of my more stressful weeks ever. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook or read my newsletter…you will know why.

Instead of re-hashing all of it - let me just tell you about two wardrobe items that got me through when I couldn't even set my mind to thinking about being fashionable. Easy go-to…just reach in the closet and get dressed items.

Destructed white boyfriend jeans from Ann Taylor loft. I have loved Ann Taylor and the Loft for a very long time. Well made items, nice fit, and they seem to be created for a tall girl. A little pricey, but they DO have the best sales.

14 July 2014

It's CHRISTMAS! In July. My biggest sale of the year!

Hey friends!
Yup it's Monday. Yup I'm blogging on a Monday. Yup I'm talking about my jewelry.

But…
This is all about you! My Christmas in July sale is active NOW! It's my biggest sale of the year. Everything is 25% off in my Etsy shop until Friday, July 18! You don't have to do a thing…except click HERE!

There will be items added all week. Many are 'ready to ship' and when they are gone….they are gone!

So go ahead, it's hot outside and you deserve a lil sometin' sometin'! Agreed?
Like this:

Or these:

Or maybe this?

Oh shoot, get 'em all!
Remember, no code needed. Sale until Friday. Limited quantities.

HO HO HO!
love you so, (see how I rhymed there?)
lisa

     little details 
  • yes, custom and personalized items are included
  • no, you cannot combine other offers
  • yes, when it's gone it's gone
  • no, this doesn't count towards items already been purchased in my design que'

09 July 2014

Top 10 reasons to take a Royal Caribbean cruise with your family - my favorite thing

Family vacation? Yes please! A cruise? Yuck. 
That was the last place I wanted to spend my money. Tiny rooms. Germs. Drunk people. Too much food. Rocking boat. THAT was the picture in my mind. To waste our hard earned money THAT way was so not going to happen!

Here is the back story. We have never taken a family vacation. I mean a real vacation. Sure we've been to Great Wolf Lodge. A tiny cottage up north (where I did all the cooking). A drive out west (where I packed the coolers). But I'm talking vacation. Everything taken care of. Plans all made. Goal. Relax. Enjoy. Sit back. You know REAL vacation. The kind you read about "everyone else" going on.

We had decided several years ago that we would begin saving for a "real vacation". We weren't sure when we would be ready…but we had a foggy goal. It began to look like a post graduation trip. Possibly the last time we would all be together…because really…who knows. We thought Europe would be amazing. 
taken on our Royal Caribbean cruise 2014

08 July 2014

Easy Summer Makeup Video Tutorial for your Beauty Tip Tuesday

It's summertime! And your makeup should be easy and simple and filled with SPF! Here are my favorite summer makeup products and a little video tutorial on how to get your makeup done in 5 minutes!

03 July 2014

Who are YOU and how can we best stay connected - ask lisa

Blogging is weird. I've been doing it for YEARS. I adore writing, but I know the blogger platform isn't the best. I know those of you who subscribe get emails from lisajl32@gmail.com WHAT? I can't seem to perfect it. I can't seem to change it. But I keep blogging along hoping…waiting…to be saved from my blogging abyss by someone much savvier and techy-er than me!

In the meantime - I want to know about YOU! How did you get here? A friend? Pinterest? My website? Etsy? Twitter? Instagram? How did you come to this tiny corner on the internet? And what makes you come back? What would make you even happier?

02 July 2014

How to make healthy flavored water at home and take it with you - my new favorite thing

Water. A an essential element to life. Drink more water! We hear it ALL the time! In fact I have a weird self rule. Are you ready to see how strange I truly am? My rule? When I walk through the kitchen - for whatever reason - I chug a glass a water. My glass sits out all day. Needless to say, I use the "facilities" a lot as well. {giggle}

However, even knowing I drink enough water, sometimes I want to step up the water game a little. That's where infused water comes in. I LOVE flavored water. I love seeing huge canisters with beautiful floating fruit. But let's face it. Not convenient. Real world here.

In steps my Zing Anything - I like to call it a "zinger". My sweet friend Audrey told me about this little wonder - so I went to trusty Amazon.comand "picked one up". Not cheap - as far as water bottles go - but I literally use it EVERY single day. So easy to make. Incredibly refreshing. And it's as easy as doing "the twist".

01 July 2014

white shorts for summer. you need a pair. fashion tip tuesday.

Shorts. A summer necessity. Yet I have always dreaded them. Too short. Too long. And let's be honest. My legs are not what they used to be. And then there are my teens and tween. Finding shorts that meet my approval is NOT easy. Do I really want to see your butt cheeks? Or anyone else's for that matter? I think not.

However, it's summer. You cannot wear pants forever. And white shorts? Well, they are just the perfect warm weather item. They make even the whitest of limbs look tan…it's true!
It's time to embrace who we are and enjoy the warmth of the season with a pair of these beauties. They are like a blank canvas! So many possibilities! Trust me, you still have to wade through the teeny tiny shorts that look like they fit infant butt. But it is possible.