Friday, September 7, 2012

Fashion Friday- Fall Style


I am SSSOOOOO ready for fall.  This summer hasn't been terrible here in New Mexico but I am ready for some cooler weather.

When I think of fall I think of these 5 things:

  1. Roasted Green Chile
  2. Boots with socks
  3. The aspens turning gold in Santa Fe
  4. Parade of Homes
  5. Cooler weater
Fall is my favorite season to dress for.  I love the crisp air, warm sun and cozy evenings.

I created some fall outfits on polyvore.  Enjoy!!!  Don't you just wish all the outfits you created on polyvore would just fall into your closet....


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What do you love about fall?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday Obsessions

A few of my current obsessions this week....

Beauty (Pictures are from Birch box)

I LOVE THIS!!  Every night I put a tad on a cotton ball and smooth over my eyes.  It removed mascara, liner, makeup and dirt without being greasy or drying out my skin. LOVE IT!!!!  

Best mascara I have tried in a while!  My lashes can be pretty lazy but this mascara gives them some oomph and curl.  Also you can't go wrong with anything Stila! 

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Living in New Mexico my skin and lips are always dry.  I always feel a little self conscious because my lips can get so dry.  I started using Jouer Lip Enhancer after I received it in my July Birch Box. LOVE IT!!!  My lips look smooth and fuller!  I love the combo of Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil. I have even used it before putting lipstick on and it made such a difference! LOVE IT!! 


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Home Decor (Pictures from Pinterest)
Kitchens
We are getting ready to start updating our kitchen this fall.  I have been doing some "research: on pinterest.  I am OBSESSED with kitchens right now.  






Source: houzz.com via Amanda on Pinterest





Source: houzz.com via Amanda on Pinterest

As you can see I am totally crushing over white industrial farmhouse kitchens. 
Follow my Kitchen Board on Pinterest HERE
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Fashion (All pics from Pinterest)
I am so ready for fall!!!  I love autumn colors, leaves changing, tailgates down, balloon-fiesta, and prepping for the holidays.  I am also getting ready to prep my fall wardrobe.  Here are a few of my favs...




Source: polyvore.com via Amanda on Pinterest
Source: etsy.com via Amanda on Pinterest

Follow my fall fashion board on Pinterest HERE

What are some of your current obsessions??? 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Week #1- Organize my Kitchen

I decided to do the 14 week challenge at A Bowl Full of Lemons to help me get organized.  My house is a wreck right now.  Busy summer and trips have left it cluttered.  Not to mention 4 dogs, 1 ferret and a husband do not help!

Take a peak over at A Bowl Full of Lemons.  If you are taking the challenge leave me a comment and I will follow along.  You can follow me via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google.  Links are on the right.


WEEK #1- Kitchen (text directly from A Bowl Full of Lemons)

WEEK #1 CHECKLIST:
1. Clean out and organize all cabinets.
2. Clean out and organize all drawers.
3. Purge everything that is not used, expired, doesnt belong, collecting dust.
4. Clean out & organize fridge & freezer.
5.  Mop, wipe down cabinet doors, clean counter tops & tables.
6.  Take everything off the refrigerator door.  It makes the kitchen look messy.
7. Clean all appliances.

THE PROCESS:
1. Clear off the kitchen table. This is your dumping grounds.
2.  Empty out all cabinets, drawers, and clutter!  Place ALL items into "categories" on the table.
3.  Wipe down the cabinet doors, shelves and drawers. Add new liners if necessary.
4.  Discard (trash) old, expired, and no longer used items & food. Check the dates.
5.  Place all items that are able to fit, into baskets.
6.  Place everything back into the cabinets & drawers (in categories).
7. Take everything off the kitchen counters and place onto the table. 
8. Wipe down the counters & backsplash with a good natural cleaner. 
9. Wipe down ALL small appliances & large ones too!
10. Put back items you use on a daily basis, onto the counter top.
11. Mop the floors and wipe down the table & chairs.  
12.  Empty fridge/freezer. Wipe out. Put back in an organized manner.
13.  You may clean and organize under the kitchen sink. I will share under my sink at a later date.

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This is my normal kitchen.  We are fairly good about keeping the clutter out of sight.  Just don't open any cabinets ;) Bottles on top of cabinets. Mr. Chic's idea of decorating. Not mine.  

I have a small galley kitchen.  

After tidying up a bit I took the task of cleaning under my sink.  I will be brutally honest.  I have never cleaned under the sink and we bought our house in September of 2008.  Gross... I know... 

Before... 

Not to bad. Just cluttered. 

After.  The red bin on the left holds my traveling cleaning kit.  The blue bin holds all dish washing products.  Green bin in the middle is for scrubbers, dusters, etc. 
Yeah for a clean sink :) 

Are you accepting the challenge??











Style Me September


I love a challenge!!!!!  This month I decided to do the Style Me September challenge over at Dean Street Society. 



Visit Dean Street Society for more info.

If you decide to accept the challenge leave me a comment or follow me viaInstagram.  I love following along!!