Friday, August 3, 2012

Beginning of August Favorites

It has just been a good week.
The Olympics have been on [and TeamUSA has been doing beautifully!], work has been quiet so I've been able to get a lot done, I got to hang out with a special someone and I had a fun girls' date with Miss Shannon... not to mention many other fun things liiiiike some new make-up purchases!

So, here I am to wrap-up the week with some of my favorites. Be sure to link up with Lindsey [she may or may not have talked me into posting some vintage Chelsea pictures back in my dance days...]

Favorite Song
JoJo - "Anything"

Guys, I'm not kidding when I say that I love JoJo. I'm sure you may only know a song or two of hers [ahem, "Leave (Get Out)"] but I can honestly say I love quite a few of her tracks.

I was driving along in my car one night when a song came on an XM station. The song had a familiar melody in the background that I later realized was from the Toto song, "Africa."
I am obsessed with this song. Too bad it came out in 2006...

Favorite Craft
Money Wall


Start counting your pennies [or nickels] because this little craft project would look amazing up on the wall. Take painted letters and attach the coins to it for some bling-bling cha-ching!

Favorite Place

I have been thinking about this state a little more than usual lately. I love it with all my heart and can't wait to be back there someday :)

P.S. The gorgeous photo is courtesy of my amazing wedding photographer, True Photography :)
Favorite Beauty Product
Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Foundation

This, too, shall be featured in my upcoming beauty review [I promise, I'll be posting it soon!] I always do research on products before purchasing so I spent a lot of time on before using my gift card to purchase Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Foundation.

So far, I am in love! It is just what I needed! Review to follow soon.

Favorite Space
This lofty apartment

I have also been looking into a lot of apartment decor lately [moving may or may not be on the horizon] and came across this amazing little loft. The longboard is my favorite part. I think this will be a requirement for decor in my new place :)


Favorite Website
Thanks to Ashley, I am now in love with this daily deal website. Not only is it just a daily deal website but it is for boutiques and cute Etsy-esque shops which means, you guessed it, JEWELRY!!!! I ordered an amazing piece on Wednesday that I will be sure to share with you once I get it in the mail!

Favorite Olympic Moment
Team USA Women's Gymnastics


Taking the gold! As I mentioned in yesterday's post, these ladies are SO talented and deserving of those medals :) There have been so many emotional moments in the 2012 Olympics and this, to me, was the best :)

Have a beautiful weekend, friends! I know I sure plan to :)


Ashley said...

yay! thanks for the mention, my lady!! :) I cant get enough of the olympics ... but I have stayed up until like midnight every night watching and am feeling tired today because of it haha .. have a wonderful weekend!!!

Dana @ five30three said...

Uh oh...I don't know about this website. I think I need to check it out. Unfortunately I'm on a shopping freeze til September, so perhaps I should wait til then to check it out.

Love all your favorites. Yay for Fall. Happy Friday!

Carolyn said...

Those letters are so cute!!

Amber said...

Ooooh love that money craft. I wanna make it!

I saw that apartment in an online news article, I thought it was too adorable!

Lindsey said...

WHERE ARE THE PICS!????? I need a good laugh! That cali pictures is beeee-uuuu-teeee-ful! Gorgeous! Do you think you'll move soon? I want to make a move as well.

I've heard a lot of great things about that foundation, so I neeeeed to remember to go to Sephora and sample it. Thanks for the reminder and thanks for linking up!

You da best.

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

omggg that money wall is awesome! i want that, im actually going to pin it! haha! how fabulous was it when the fab 5 won!? so amazing!

stopping by from Friday Favorites Linkup!

happy friday! xo Kelly

Shannon Stinson said...

You are too funny. I LOOOOOOOOOVE JoJo, had that album, and was OBSESSED with "Anything." I loved that it incorporated that song by ToTo. LOVE LOVE LOVE that album. Check out "This Time," "Comin' For You," and "Let It Rain." Her "new" song, "Disaster" is AWESOME AWESOME too.

Kristen said...

i love the olympics! i cried when the girls won, i was so happy for them. hey check out caraloren's blog, she's an lds blogger who is super cute. i think you'd like it.

Raquel said...

Oooo i can't wait to read your review on the Clinique foundation! I have really oily skin, so just the fact that it says "stay matte," i'm already in love haha