Sway Card Game Review and Giveaway!!

Hi Lovely!

I recently had a game night with a few friends and it was really fun! It’s been ages since I had a game night and it was really nice being able to just hang out and have enjoy each other’s company. Plus, it was perfect timing because I just received a new game!! The people over at Sway recently contacted me to try out their game.
You argue the pro’s to different topics while completing a challenge. For example, I had to explain the pro’s of the sixties while talking like a robot. I was nervous because typically I don’t like debating but this didn’t feel like a debate. You just had to think of positives to things like a Canadian tuxedo and hope that your argument is better than whoever you were up against in that round.
It was REALLY fun! I haven’t laughed that hard since the first time I played Cards Against Humanity. The great part about Sway? Well, you don’t feel dirty after playing like you might with CAH. It’s just good, clean fun.
I’m telling all of you this because I genuinely liked it. I look forward to playing it again, hopefully in the near future.

Now for the fun part! The awesome people over at Sway sent me an extra game to giveaway!!! YAY! I’m so excited to share the game with you all!!! Be sure to enter below for your chance to win your very own copy of Sway.

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Showcasing my love for Hello Kitty!!

Hi Lovely!

When I was younger, my favorite store was Sanrio. It was located at the mall across town so I didn’t get to go very often. But when I did, oh goodness, did I love it. I’d save up my money so I could go to Sanrio and buy pens, pencils, and notebooks. I especially loved their surprise bags. I can’t remember how much they were but I adored the thrill of picking a bag to see what was included. It makes sense that I now love blind boxes and subscription boxes.

Recently, I rediscovered my love for Hello Kitty and the Sanrio bunch. I decided to attend the Hello Kitty Friendship Festival and that really reignited the love I have for the cute characters. Now, a few years after that adorable event, I’ve gotten back into Sanrio and decided that I wanted to showcase my love.

I recently saw a friend on Instagram wearing a Hello Kitty dress and knew immediately that I wanted to add it to my wardrobe. I added it to my Christmas wish list and hoped that maybe someone would get it for me. As you may guess, someone did. My amazing Dad surprised me with the dress on Christmas day. As soon as I opened that box and tore the tissue paper, I fell in love with the dress.

It has an adorable collar, sweet little lace details, and it even has pockets! WHAAAT? I know. Any dress with pockets = best thing ever.

♥ Dress | Torrid ♥ Sweater | ModCloth ♥ Purse | Ross ♥ Shoes | Nordstrom ♥

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If you want more, you have to require more from yourself

Hi Lovely!!

This week I attended a women in leadership presentation where we discussed the importance of professional development. Professional development is one of those things I haven’t really thought about. Ignorance got the best of me and I just assumed it would come to me. I mean, I’d just learn stuff as I went and then become the president of a company, right? Yeah, that’s pretty silly. That’s not how life works. You have to work for what you want. Make a plan and take steps towards achieving your goals.

I see 2017 as a growing year. I want to recognize my strengths, improve on my weaknesses, and create a plan to achieve what I want out of life. Last year was tough and in a lot of ways I gave myself the freedom to put “doing more” on pause. I’m not saying 2017 won’t be difficult. It will offer up more challenges than maybe experienced before. But I’m ready. I’m ready to make improvements in my own life and to help make this world a better place.

We can’t expect others to improve our lives for us. We have to take charge and make changes. And, you know what, we will. We all posses the power to do more and I’m excited to do more.

As always, thank you all for being such wonderful individuals. You all brighten my days just by being a part of it.

Styling My New Little Twin Stars Sweater!

Hi Lovely!

I’m really excited about today’s outfit!! I’m sharing an incredibly cute sweater I picked up from Japan LA!! I did a little Black Friday shopping and bought this adorable sweater. I had been eyeing it for a while so when I saw that it would be included in their sale I was so excited! I was waiting on my computer, ready to pounce as soon as the sale started. I was not going to miss out on this cutie.

♥Sweater | Japan LA ♥ Skirt | Amazon ♥ Shoes | Bait Footwear ♥ Purse | Cutie Pie Kawaii ♥

I love the detail they put into the design of this sweater. The embroidered design is adorable, the frills on the shoulders are disgustingly cute, and, if you look real close, there are little bits of glitter throughout the fabric. SO CUTE!! I hadn’t had a chance to wear it until this last weekend.

My only plan was to meet up for coffee with my friend, Justin, so I figured, why not get dolled up? It was a good excuse to rock a new outfit and snap a few photos to share with you lovely folks. I actually had Justin take my photos and I love how they turned out. He’s really good at providing direction and fixing my hair when it gets crazy, everything you need from a photographer. (lol)

Overall I’m really happy with the way my outfit came together. I wore it with my cute pastel purple skirt to add a bit of color but to maintain the soft-nature of the top. I topped off the look with my new ita bag to add even more kawaii and whimsy to my ensemble. I’m excited to wear this whole look again in the future!

Anywho, what do you think of my new fancy sweater? How would you style it? I want to hear!! 🙂

Stay bright and shiny,

Find your tribe. Love them hard.

Hi Lovely!!

I was reflecting on my time blogging and how much I’ve grown through my blog. Let me tell you. When I was younger I hated writing. I mean HATED. I had absolutely no confidence in myself and the words I put to paper. My mom used to write my papers for me while I sat there saying, “uh huh”, as she talked me through what she was doing (please don’t tell any of my elementary teachers).

When I started my blogging journey I wanted to find people to connect with. At the time, it was all about film photography. Then I started a 365 project where my theme was finding the beauty in the everyday. I took a photo everyday of things that brought me joy, things that I found beautiful. It completely warped what my blog was about in a completely awesome and wonderful way.

I’ve found my tribe. I’ve found a wonderful community of amazing individuals that love and support me. They love my quirky style, my cutesie lifestyle, and my, for the most part, positive attitude. This tribe has helped me feel more confident in myself. I truly feel like I can do whatever I put my mind to, so long as I work hard enough for it.

I’m constantly inspired by the people I’ve met online and I am so incredibly thankful for each and every one of you. Ya’ll are my internet family and I love you all so much. Thank you for all that you do. Keep being you amazing self.