My handmade skirt from Kristina!!!

Hi Lovely!

Today I want to share this cute skirt handmade by my amazing friend, Kristina of The Eyre Effect!!! I had told her how I wanted a cute skirt and she graciously offered to make me one if I brought her fabric. Of course I immediately went to pick out fabric and decided on this cute fox fabric. She was so sweet to make it even though I know she is super busy. When I saw the final product I was in awe. It’s so cute!! I absolutely adore my new skirt and I’m so thankful that she spent the time to make it for me. The fact that Kristina made it makes it even more special. Her friendship is so incredibly important to me and this cute little skirt is a representation of that relationship.

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Outfit DetailsNEW♥ Shirt | ModCloth ♥ Skirt | c/o Kristina ♥ Tights | Fred Meyers ♥ Shoes | Aldo ♥

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I actually met Kristina through blogging. We started commenting on each other’s posts and after a few months we realized that we lived minutes away from each other. I feel like I found a long lost friend in her. We met and immediately connected. I’ll be honest and say I don’t know how I got so lucky. She is such a wonderful, kind, loving person and she, for some reason, wants me as a friend. Now that is pretty awesome.

When I wear this adorable skirt I think of her and the love she put into it. It makes me feel so special and I love that I can show off her amazing work.

To Kristina, thank you for being such a great friend. You make my life richer by simply being in it. Love you lady!

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A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

Hi Lovely!

I want to talk to to you today about being the person that you want vs. what people expect of you. I’ll first talk from my own experience. I’m a twenty-seven year old who buys toys and wears dresses with ice cream printed all over them. Some people look at me and think that its odd for me to be the way I am. But here is the thing. I am who I am and I love myself. I love wearing frilly dresses that make little girls go aww. I love bonding with adults and kids alike over toys or collectibles. It all brings me great joy and it’s alright if people don’t get it. They don’t need to.
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Here is what I’ll say to you. As long as you aren’t hurting anyone, then do, wear, and/or be whatever you want. If it makes you happy then who cares if other people understand. Who cares if they don’t agree? They can suck it! You are an awesome, beautiful, smart, creative, wonderful person and if people can’t appreciate it then they don’t deserve any of your energy.

Be your wonderful self, because you are special and incredible.

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Our trip to Ocean Shores!

Hi Lovely!

Last weekend Fletch and I took a day trip to Ocean Shores! We had already wanted to take a little day trip when my big brother, Dayton, texted and told us that him and Rachel (his girlfriend) were in Ocean Shores for a few nights and that we should come hang out. We had been wantoing to visit so hanging out with Dayton and Rachel was the perfect excuse for a road trip.We started early and arrived in Ocean Shores just in time for a late breakfast. We ate some yummy food then were off to venture around the town. If you’ve never been to Ocean Shores then I’ll tell you that there isn’t a ton to do there. It’s pretty, don’t get me wrong, but not the most active place. We decided to stop in a few little touristy shops and while walking around we decided to buy a few kites. None of us had flown kites in ages and it seemed like a fun idea.

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Mixing My Love For Pastels and Magical Girl Stuff

Hi Lovely!

I’m so excited to share this latest outfit with you! I decided to do a styling centered around Elora’s Luna pin. When I first asked Elora to be a part of my Bantam Business feature, I was excited when she said yes. I’ve been admiring her work for a while now and couldn’t wait to share her talent with all of you! Elora even offered to send me this super-cute pin! I had already been eyeing it for a while and knew immediately that I had to style a cute ensemble to go with it. Yay!! (Huge thank you to Elora for sending it to me!)

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Outfit DetailsNEW♥ Dress | Dorothy Perkins ♥ Sweater | ModCloth ♥ Pin | Elorasaurus ♥ Backpack | Aliexpress ♥ Shoes | Nordstrom ♥

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Appreciating What You Have

Hi Lovely!

I spent my Friday night shopping and finding tons of cute blind boxes. It was AWESOME!! I hung out with my wonderful friend, Kelsey, of The Fangirl Crafter and we had an awesome time going around and fangirling out over lots of cute things. Come Saturday though I started feeling a little guilty for spending so much money. I mean, I spent a ton on little figures. It got me to thinking about appreciating what you have.

Here is the thing. Being a collector is all about wanting more. You want to add and grow your collection. For me, I collect little, cute things because they make me happy. I like looking at them, playing with them, or whatever else I do with them. I’m able to collect cute things because I’m very fortunate to have some extra funds. It hasn’t always been that way. I had crap jobs for a long time that paid very little. I ate cereal for dinner and entertained myself with free activities. It hasn’t been until the last year or so that Fletch and I have a little extra to be able to buy the things we want.

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