30 Days of Lists

The 30 Days of Lists journaling challenge has ended now, and I had so much fun writing, tweeting, and posting about my daily lists.  I'm definitely looking forward to the next 30 Days of Lists:)

Here are some of my 30 Days of Lists photos:

 Day 8 Comfort Foods

 Day 9 Today's 'ought to do' list

Day 10 I'm craving...

Day 11 Things I do every morning


Twittering Thursdays Twitter Hop

Welcome to Twittering Thursdays Twitter Hop!

This week's Co-Hosts are Carissa from Lillies & Silk and Patricia from Tales from Trish. Please stop by say hi and follow them back!

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Black & White Stripes

Forever 21 Cardigan (here), Forever 21 Top (here), Old Navy Jeans (here), Nordstrom Rack (similar), JustFab Handbag (here), Michael Kors Watch (similar), and Black, Gold and Red Chain Bracelets made by me:)

Today I decided to wear something simple, so I chose the colors black & white and my top has black & white stripes.  Also, I wanted to add a splash of color, so I added the color red.  It's my first time linking up with Bloggers Do It Better and I'm really excited because the theme is black and white stripes:)   

Linking up with Bloggers Do It BetterPleated PoppyRolled Up PrettyBecause Shanna Said So, and Style Elixir.


The Color Purple

Banana Republic Top (similar), Old Navy Jeans (here), Just Fab Handbag (here), Nordstrom Flats (here), Fossil Watch (here), Luxe Craving Bracelets (here), DIY Black & Gold Chain Bracelet and made by me.

Yesterday we received 6 or more inches of snow here in Indiana which meant there were some school delays, and several school cancellations including my sons school.  So today, I decided to wear something comfortable, warm, but cute:)  I love this shade of purple, although I've owned this top from Banana Republic for several years now I haven't worn it in awhile.  For today I decided to wear my purple top with a pair of skinny jeans, black flats & handbag, and black and gold accessories:)  



I recently had a manicure and this particular time my manicurist used IBD's color Lust Polish UV Gel on my nails.  I liked this particular color on my nails and I also liked how my nails turned out:)  I'm linking up with Heather from Glitter & Gloss for her Mani Monday.

Here is a photo of my nails:


30 Days of Lists

This month I've been participating in a daily challenge called 30 Days of Lists, so everyday for about 5-10 minutes I complete a page in my journal on a specific list prompt that's emailed to me for that day.  

Here are several photos of my 30 Days of Lists pages:

 Day 4  On the average day, I...

Day 5  Things I would like to do/accomplish by the end of the month

 Day 6  My Talents

 Day 7  In my bag


Look What I Got: Olive Skinny Jeans

Old Navy Top (here), Old Navy Jeans (here), Nordstrom Rack Flats (similar), Louis Vuitton Handbag (here), Michael Kors Watch (similar), Bracelets: Luxe Craving (here), and Groop Dealz (here).

I'm a stay a home Mom, however I think I own a decent variety of jeans, but I wanted to add other colors besides your basic dark and light rinse denim to my closet.  So, a couple of weeks ago Old Navy was running a $19 sale on their jeans, although this pair wasn't included in that sale they were only $25.  So, after I tried them on to see if they were long enough and surprisingly they were, I left the store with several new pairs of colored jeans:)

I paired my olive jeans with a yellow gingham shirt, neutral flats, my Louis Vuitton handbag, and gold accessories.

Linking up with Penniless Socialite & The Tiny Heart, and the Bloglovin' Collective.


I've Got the Blues

Banana Republic Blazer (similar), Forever 21 Top (similar), JBrand Jeans (similar), Nordstrom Shoes (similar), Louis Vuitton Handbag (here), Michael Kors Watch similar(), Bracelets: Luxe Craving (here), and Spike The Punch (here).

Is spring here yet?  Yeah, it's finally here, even though it doesn't feel like it here in Indiana because it's still very cold and windy outside, but that's ok I know the weather will eventually get warmer soon.  For today, I had several cute outfits picked out and ready to wear, however because the temperature only reached the high 20's I opted not to wear them:(  So, instead I chose this striped blazer I purchased recently on sale at Banana Republic.  I decided I would add a pop of color with a red flower pin on my blazer, also I chose to wear a blue peplum top underneath, flare jeans, my Louis Vuitton handbag (not shown), and gold & red accessories.  

Linking up with Pleated PoppyRolled Up PrettyBecause Shanna Said SoI Feel Pretty, and Transatlantic Blonde.


March Madness

I received my Birchbox in the mail recently and I wanted to share with you the beauty products that were included in my Box.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Birchbox, it's a great way to discover grooming, beauty, and lifestyle products.  Sample top products from high end brands, get expert advice, buy new favorites and earn points with every purchase. 

Here are the products that I received this month:

Birchbox's March Madness 

 Macadamia | Healing Oil Treatment 
We typically enjoy our macadamia covered in chocolate, so we were delighted to learn that this delicious treat could also work wonders with our hair.  Full Size, $36.

 Sage + Fasten | Common Sense
Sage + Fasten founder Vivian Lee has created a line of four of scents, each meant to embody the quality to which its named.  Full Sized $50.

 Make | Eyeshadow 
This new brand's pretty pigments have serious staying power, and we love that one-third of all sales are donated to charity.  Full Sized, $18.

Make | Face Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Pump up your makeup's endurance and protect skin with this two-in-one base and SPF.  Full Size, $30.

Benefit Fakeup
The sleek silver tube slips twists like a lipstick to reveal a two-in-one combo of under eye concealer and  featherweight concealer.  Full Sized, $24.

Madewell for Birchbox | Emery Board
We teamed up with Madewell to create this adorable mani savior, patterned after a print from their new spring collection.  Full Size, $5.

Disclaimer...My post was not sponsored nor did I receive any compensation for it, I have a monthly subscription to Birchbox that I pay for myself:)


Starlite Green

I received a manicure recently and I wanted to share with you my St. Patrick's Day nails.  I'm wearing on my nails the Glitter Gel Starlite Green and I love the green nail color.  So, if the sun or light hits my nails you can see other colors in my nail gel:)  Can you see any other colors in my nails?

Also, I'm linking up with Heather from Glitter & Gloss for her Mani Monday.

Here's a photo of my nails:


The Crafty Ginger

I'm so excited, today to introduce to you Lauren from The Crafty Ginger as my guest blogger.  Here are a few things about her:

Hi Lillies&Silk readers! I'm Lauren from The Crafty Ginger. I'm so excited to be blogging over here today! I'm honored that Carissa was willing to let me do a post! I would love if you came & visited me at my blog! I'm also on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

First off, Carissa wanted me to answer a few questions!

-Tell my readers a little about yourself & your blog. I am almost 3 years married, a hairstylist and a zumba instructor. I love fashion & DIY projects! On my blog you will find fashion, DIY projects, recipes & just life stuff!

-What inspired you to start your blog? Honestly, I don't even remember. I started it back in August 2011, but it wasn't much of anything at that point. The design sucked & my posts sucked.

-How do you see your blog in a year from now? I see my blog as a hub to my etsy shop, being a blog known for helping other blogs out & really using it to network & make good friends!

-Do you set goals for yourself & your blog? Surprisingly, no. Since, I am a goal oriented person, I should set goals. At this point I still feel so new to the blogging world that I'm not even sure what kind of goals to set, besides like followers or page views.

-How do you stay current with content & posts? Pinterest! It's totally the way that I stay current. I live in Kansas City, MO, which is a pretty nice city. But, when it comes to fashion the west coast gets it first then a year later we will see it in stores!

Alright, you ready for my tutorial on a twisted headband? Let's go!

So, when I go to thrift stores I pick up all these scarves. Just in case I need them for a project! :)

I picked out this zebra print scarf.

This one was just a long piece of material. Some of them are squares or triangles, it is better if it's just a long rectangle. I cut it in half & added fray check onto the cut edge.

Now, you're going to take the 2 pieces & make them look like this! 

After that is done there are 2 things you can do. You can sew some elastic onto the back, which is a little more advanced. Or, you can just tie the ends in the back. Now, you could use this tutorial with normal fabric or whatever material you have laying around. 

I hope you enjoyed this post! I loved being here today! 

The Crafty Ginger