Archive | August, 2013

monograms around the home

30 Aug

I have addiction to monogramming. I LOVE IT!! Ill never stop, so theres no need for an intervention.

I bought the pot holder set  at Ross for $4 I love them the colors whee perfect for the house as they matched the rest of the decor. I had the monogramed at a local monogramming place.

The towel is part of a 3 pc. set from Ross $3/4 I cant remember. I only had one monogrammed for now. I sewed on ribbon to the sides so I could tie it to the oven. This towel is just a decorative piece not to be used.

The Wreathe all supplies I used to make it are from Hobby Lobby. Minus the wooden monogram that is from Personalized from me to you.  The medium size


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Polka dots on polka dots

28 Aug

Casual day running errands. thankful for this shade, its been so hot lately out of no where. but its cooling down, thank goodness. Fall here we come.


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Top: Zara (old)

Shorts: J.Crew (via Ebay)

Shoes: Kate Spade for Keds

Necklace: Bauble Bar


The BIG 30 Wish List

26 Aug

I still cant believe that in 21 days Ill be 30. Where has the time gone. Theres really only one thing I truly want and that’s a proposal.  But maybe a weekend getaway sans our little Princess would be just as perfect.

On to my wish list of things that Id love to have.

1.  J.Crew gift card(You know I have an obsession)

2. Anything monogrammed but I really want this. I LOVE Personalized from me to You. What girl doesn’t need a monogrammed clutch.?


3. Kendra Scott Carly Studs in Turquoise earrings. Texan made studs. LOVE!! All of her jewelry is amazing, but these studs speak to my heart.


4.  This Tee from J.Crew perfect for layering under blazers for the fall.  It’s just a fun tee to have.


5.  The Synthetic Essential Kit brushes from Sigma. I have been wanting these since the day the came out. I have some brushes from them but not these. The reviews on them are amazing.

Thats it I really don’t have a longing for allot of things just a few.  I guess I realized I have allot of stuff and I really need to get rid of some. so there maybe a Instagram sale soon. if you don’t follow me there you should. Username: XOXOAURORA

The end of Summer

23 Aug

As the summer comes to an end so do the bright fun colors. Which I don’t mind. Im looking forward to the jewel tones that come with Fall. All tho Here in Texas we have a little ways to go before we see cooler weather, but I cant wait. Fall and Spring are my favorites seasons. Not hot but not cold just right. Fall brings Football and evenings on the porch.  Sweaters and BOOTS!! I am so ready to bring out the riding boots. Oh and we must not forget No more allergies and Pumpkin everything.


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Skirt: J.Crew

Top: J.Crew

Necklace: Bauble Bar

Shoes: Aldo

A Little note

14 Aug

Seriously my post have been no existing lately. I am so sorry for that. Haven’t been feeling like posting. and then not having hot water for a week kinda put a damper on blogging. I will be back at after this weekend. My Honeys birthday is this weekend and his family will be in town so I will be a busy entertaining bee.  I have several posts planed from outfit post, home decor, end if my breakfast goes well Saturday morning I will be sharing the recipe.  Have a fantastic weekend Y’all.



Rimmel Show off Lip lacquers

5 Aug

I have been wanting these ever since one of my favorite UK YouTubers talked about them. They are the Rimmel Apocalypse Lip Lacquers in the UK and Show Off in the US. But like the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation(still not available in US) they weren’t available the US till recently. I’ve been too every drug store where I live several times, and finally I found them at Walgreens.

I wasn’t sure about them at first. They go on very pigmented and are a little sticky.  Just know a LITTLE goes a long way. The wear is amazing. I picked up 4 colors I know I would wear and not normally wear. I’m trying to getting out of my comfort zone with lip products.

IMG_3044 Stellar coral/pink color

IMG_3045 Aurora(of course I had to get this one) its the most neutral of the shades is a berry color.

IMG_3046 Big Bang a bright red color. Im going to love this in the winter.

IMG_3047 Apocaliptic a bright pink.


Left to Right: Stellar, Aurora, Big Bang, Apocaliptic

You can find them here. click the find in store link on the right hand side and enter your zip code. It will show you all the stores near you that carry them Happing shopping.

Hope you enjoyed

XOXO Aurora

Disclaimer: I purchased these myself and in no way affiliated with Rimmel. These are my own thoughts and opinions.