Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Beauty Trends

I have to admit I haven't been too taken with a lot of the beauty trends that I have seen coming out for the Spring.  I tend to go for a more natural look when it comes to my beauty routine, mostly because i don't like spending a lot of time getting ready in the morning (read: I don't leave myself nearly enough time to get ready in the morning) and some of the trends looked a little too time consuming.  This weekend, I spent a couple of hours going through some major fashion website's compilations of beauty trends straight off the Spring 2015 fashion week runways and pulled some of the looks that I'd love to try.  While the hair trends may not be too much of a change from my current do's, the makeup ideas look pretty different and I can't wait to give them a try. 

Teased Low Pony Tail

Punchy Lips and Nails

Side Braid

Air Dried Hair

Romantic Cat Eye

Neutral Smokey Eye

Rose Golden

xo Bridget

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring Recipes

There are only a couple more days until the first day of Spring and I've already started thinking about new Spring recipes to try.  I love the comfort of winter dishes but am really looking forward to the lighter fare and longer days of Spring., where the emphasis is more on relaxing out on the back porch late into the evening with some simple food than slaving away on a big meal.  Here are some recipes that I pulled off of Pinterest that look just right for this Spring.

xo Bridget

Monday, March 16, 2015

Perky Pink Grapefruit

I recently purchased The Body Shop's Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel (#1) and have been loving it.  With Spring right around the corner and all these crazy weather fluctuations that we've been having lately, I have needed some extra help waking up in the mornings.  This shower gel has the brightest, citrusy scent and does just the trick; it lathers up really well and leaves me feel refreshed and ready for the day.  It has definitely inspired this post as I have been loving spotting this perky pink grapefruit color in accessories and beauty everywhere I look.  Here are some perky finds that are inspired by my current favorite citrusy scent.

xo Bridget

Monday, March 9, 2015

Long Days, Cool Nights

I wasn't too bothered by springing forward yesterday morning, because it only meant one thing to me: longer days!  The days are already starting to get warmer and as the sun goes down a subtle chill comes in.  It's my favorite time of the year next to fall and this weekend I enjoyed tucking away some winter clothes and pulling out some new spring purchases.  I bought this dress a month ago and have been so looking forward to the perfect day for pulling it out.  It's still too chilly at night to wear it this way, but it works during the day.  In the evening, I would switch into booties and throw on a blanket scarf. Happy Monday, I hope we're all in for a bright and warm week.

Dress: Free People
Sandals: Sam Edelman
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

xo Bridget

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Chicken Enchiladas

This weekend, my husband and I were searching for a new meal to try so I handed him a couple cookbooks and told him to pick something good!  We narrowed it down to two choices and decided to have a go at these Chicken Enchiladas from my Southern Living All Time Favorites Cookbook. They were a great  choice, pretty easy, and definitely restaurant quality in taste, maybe better! If you like Mexican food as much as us, definitely give them a try. The recipe made a pretty large quantity and we found just one enchilada to be enough for a meal, so we were pleased to find that they were just as great the next day as leftovers.

xo Bridget

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spring It Up

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It was a little cold and rainy this weekend (bummer), so to cheer myself up I started looking for some little ways to show some signs of Spring around our house. I really don't want to spend a lot or change a lot so I pulled inspiration off of Pinterest and the above collage is what I came up with. Now that I have some good ideas of what I want, I will venture out to the craft store this weekend to see what kind of fun things I can put together on the cheap.  Spring is right about the corner, and although I do love the Winter months, I am really ready for blossoming buds and chirpy birds. How about you?

xo Bridget 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Winter Lace

One of the nice things about living in Georgia is that it never really gets that cold.  Not the case this year.  It has been pretty chilly, even down here in middle Georgia.  I know it's nothing compared to what the Northeast has been experiencing, but still!  This week was not only cold, but pretty rainy and I found myself longing for Spring.  I decided to start pulling out things that I had purchased for the Spring and finding ways to make them fit into Winter.  This dress for example, which I bought in the beginning of February in hopes of warmer days was just sitting in my closet.  I decided that I wasn't going to wait any longer and pulled it out to wear to work last week.  Paired with grey tights and suede booties, I think it definitely works.  

Dress: Free People 
Boots: Sam Edelman
Headband: Deepa Gurnani

xo Bridget

Friday, February 27, 2015

Joie De Vivre: Cocoa Beach

A couple of weekends ago, I was lucky enough to tag along on my husbands work trip to beautiful Cocoa Beach, Florida.  We both needed a nice break to soak up some warm sun and be by the ocean, so we packed up and headed down there to spend a nice long weekend together before he had to work. 

Our hotel overlooked the Cocoa Beach Pier and we could walk to most of the places that we wanted to go, but had to drive about 12 miles down the coast to find a dog friendly beach.  It was a nice drive with lots to see and we made a point to go down there for a couple hours almost every day.  Jax was pretty  petrified of the ocean, but he enjoyed running around on the beach and meeting other dogs.  It was also a great spot to watch the surfers and fisherman.  

We spent a couple of nights hanging out on the Cocoa Beach Pier and actually got to see a rocket launch from near by Cape Canaveral on our last night. Other highlights of the trip were eating at Florida's Fresh Grill,  Sandbar Sports Grill (famous for their fish tacos and rightfully so!),  and shopping at the world's largest Ron Jon Surf Shop.  A good time was had by all, because let's face it - life is just better at the beach.  Hope you have a happy Friday and that wherever you are, you are keeping warm.  

Happiness is the sand between your toes and also on your nose ..
xo Bridget

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Going Green

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This past weekend, I became very eager for Spring and with March right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do a fresh green post.  I love a nice, bright, fresh green anytime, but it feels best in the Spring.

xo Bridget

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Grape Yogurt Salad

Last week I ran into Publix, our local grocery store, to grab some odds and ends and there was a woman sampling the weeks recipe which was Beef Shepherds Pie accompanied by a Grape Yogurt Salad.  It seemed a strange combination to me, but it really worked.  It was a cold night and the Pie was comforting to munch on while I shopped but THEN I got to the Grape Salad. Oh man, it was good.  I have put grapes in salad before, but a salad with just grapes, how cool and not to mention - delicious.  I grabbed the recipe card and tucked it away for the right day, which just happened to be yesterday.

The Grape Salad is just red grapes tossed in a mixture of honey greek yogurt and a bit of whipped cream cheese, then topped with some pecans and brown sugar. It's a great little something to have in your fridge as I feel it would go with most any meal and I also think it would be a great pot luck dish - something different!

The Grape Yogurt Salad is really the focus of this post, but I must say the Shepherds Pis is worth a try as well.  It's not your traditional recipe, but a very quick and easy variation with baked tater tots as the base and a flakey pie crust on top.

Note: I only had the block cream cheese, not the whipped, which was ok.  Just bring it to room temp and you can use a hand mixer to whip it together with the yogurt for a smooth consistency.

xo Bridget

Monday, February 23, 2015

Big Bang Workout

At the beginning of the month I flew home to surprise my dad for his birthday.  It was a nice, quiet trip where I had the chance to celebrate with my dad, hang out with my mom, and see some friends that I didn't have the chance to get together with over Christmas.  I was only there for three days, but managed to pack in a lot, including some late afternoon shopping at the mall with my mom. We spent a majority of our time in Nordstroms, where I spotted these fun workout pants.  I have been making a big effort to get back into a regular schedule at the gym, so I decided they were worth the splurge to give me that extra boost of motivation. Feeling put together and prepared at the gym always motivates me to stick around longer and take my workout up a notch .. a super comfortable and cute workout outfit helps too!

Sports Bra: Onzie
Workout Pants: Onzie
Tank Top: Ron Jon Surf Shop (love these)
Sneakers: Nike (love these)
Sweatshirt: Alternative Apparel
Sunglasses: Oxydo

xo Bridget

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