Spring Nails

January tends to be a frustrating month.  The excitement of the holidays is over, it’s cold and gloomy, and Spring feels like a millions years away.  To remedy this situation, I’ve rounded up some cute nail inspiration to tide us over ’til Spring!  Check ‘em out…

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes bright nails are just the pop of color I need to keep me cheery during the day.

What do you think of the nail ideas above?  Are you craving a dose of cheer this January?  How do you keep yourself cheery during the Winter months?

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Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Beauty (Which One Is Tutorial-Worthy?)

There are so many gorgeous makeup options for brides.  Check out the looks below, and tell me which one is your fav.  (The winning look will be featured on the blog with a step-by-step tutorial!)

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Gorgeous, right?  Which one deserves a tutorial?

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Which bridal beauty look is your favorite?  How would you/did you wear your makeup on your wedding day?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Hot Or Not: Colored Jeans

Jeans have been popping up in bright colors for a few seasons now, and they’re especially popular in San Francisco, but I haven’t jumped on this trend yet.

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I’m curious to know what you think about ‘em…

Are you a fan of colored jeans?  Do you own a pair (or two)?  Are there certain colors that are better than others?  Tell me about it in the comments!

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How-To: Orange Chocolate Cake

I’m a total sucker for those cute little individual-sized cakes that you sometimes see at weddings or events.  (I mean, who doesn’t want their own personal cake?!)  So when I came across these mini-angel food pans in a restaurant supply store, I just had to snatch some up!

We had some friends over on Saturday night and I used the opportunity to bust my new pans out.  The result was so easy and tasty, I just had to share with you!

I started with Ghirardelli brownie mix because it doesn’t get much easier or more delicious than that.  After I had the batter, I added 2 teaspoons of orange zest.  Then, I baked the mini cakes at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes.  And look how cute they were when they came out!

I decided to incorporate a sweet surprise in the middle hole, so I made a go-to topping of mine by mixing marshmallow creme with equal parts cream cheese.  (It’s a tangy, sweet combo that tastes good on just about anything.)  I used an icing bag to fill the little holes.

Then, I frosted the top and adorned each cake with edible pearls.

These were such a hit and way too easy to make.

Have you ever eaten a mini-cake?  Ever tried making one?  Are you a chocolate lover like me?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Have A Fun-Filled Weekend!

Happy Friday, my sweets!  What are you up to?  Travis and I are having some friends over for a game night— they’re bringing their Wi so we can play Just Dance.  I’ve never played, but I’ve heard great things!

Before we part ways, let’s check out some fun links from around the web…

I’m loving these his-and-hers pillowcases :)

An amazing spread comparing plus size models vs. runway models.

Gorgeous wedding in Italy. (Love the bride’s hair!)

These trousers would bring a fun pop of color to the office!

Tips for flower arranging like a pro…

Four perfect weekend outfits.

These fabrics invitations make me swoon.

Stamped party favors aren’t just for kids.

Great tips for minimizing frizzy hair this Winter!

What are you doing this weekend?  Does anyone get Monday off?  Find any fun links to share this week?  Please do so in the comments!

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