Alright everyone, there's something that just needs to be said. Old Navy is the absolute BEST place to shop - year round. It continually saves your wallet, as well as your wardrobe. I love going here for staple pieces such as sweaters, neutrals, basic shoes, and comfy clothes. Blogger Gal Meets Glam recently styled an adorable holiday look using all Old Navy clothes! I made a trip the other day, and definitely found my share of affordable and stylish pieces. This sweater AND the booties are just a few of my winter time favorites currently on the Old Navy racks. This sweater is also available in an adorable black and white pattern, which also looks great with a black or white shirt underneath. All pieces linked below!
The other day I attempted these absolutely adorable (and delicious) snowmen bark! They're fairly simple, and don't require much time if you have a few helping hands. They're cute for Christmas parties, or even just a fun Winter treat! I was inspired by Pinterest (where else?) to create these adorable little desserts. The link to my inspiration is here!
Step One: Pour one bag of chocolate chips in a microwave friendly bowl and microwave for 90 seconds. Stir until all chocolate chips are somewhat smooth and then microwave for another 10-15 seconds.
Step Two: Pour the melted chocolate chips onto a baking pan with wax paper covering it. The melted chocolate won't cover the entire baking pan but it should cover most if you spread it well enough.
Step Three: Place the white chocolate chips three in a row to make a snowman body. Then, place the pretzels (broken into smaller pieces) next to the chocolate pieces for the arms. Lastly, drop the sprinkles around the snowmen to create a snowy look.
Step Four: Put in the refrigerator for 1 hour or the freezer for 30 minutes, more time won't hurt.
Step Five: Once the bark is solid, break it into pieces. This is the hard part - you can use a knife to score where you want to break.
Sooooo.... Over fall break I flew home to get my wisdom teeth out (ew, I know) and did something super impulsive. If you're following my instagram you may know what this impulsive decision happened to be.
I chopped my hair!
I've been playing with the idea of a shorter hair look in my head for awhile and I never really felt serious about it until now. Lately, I've been noticing myself changing a lot. I see myself becoming the person that a little bit of me always was, but a lot of me didn't really want me to be. As soon as my hairdresser spun me around in the chair to get a good look at every angle of my new cut, I became positive that this is what I have been missing. It felt like I was free of a big brick I had been carrying on my shoulder. To me this haircut freed me from hiding under everything I wanted and showed me everything I needed. I'm changing my major and starting to take up hobbies that I actually enjoy. I'm beginning to really take away the negative aspects of my life and insert things that make me feel good about the type of life I'm living. There have been days here and there when I've missed my long hair - it was effortlessly girly and so fun to style. But thats just me, I'm not good with change so I'm trying to teach myself a lesson. And at the end of the day its just hair. It'll grow back. But hopefully the better version of myself that I'm becoming will be here to stay.