Thursday, September 29, 2011

Celebrity Favs

I love these ladies, either because they inspire or I just think they're awesome :)
Lauren Conrad

Emma Stone

Zooey Deschanel

Sarah Jessica Parker

Michelle Monaghan

Dianne Argon

Catherine Middleton

Selena Gomez

Always Fabulous: Audrey Hepburn


Why I love Pinterest:

endless hours of entertainment (especially when you're procrastinating). These were a few that gave me some giggles, chills, or wishful thinking... enjoy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why Hello!

Well it's been a couple of weeks since my last post, and I can't believe it's almost October! Fall has made its appearance and I am in love. I've been busy with school and just living life. I've taken some time away from the internet. Now granted I have checked on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, while also taking a moment to check out posts from  but every now and then you just need that break.

I am still working on getting some pictures posted soon of apparel. I promised I would, and I don't back out on promises. I have been diligently working on updating my closet. It's a hard balance to dress professionally while also having pieces to wear outside of work, therefore it's taken some time. I'm asking for a little more patience to allow me to put together some great pics.

To make it short and sweet, I've listed my favorite things about October:

xoxo~   Maggie

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today, many have asked their friends, relatives, or even strangers-what were you doing on 9/11? As for me, I was sitting in my 8th grade history class (Mrs. Pitts) when we received the news that a plane crashed into one of the World Trade Center Towers. We watched, in disbelief, at the tv screen. And then suddenly...the second plane came into view and I remember feeling my stomach drop and the horror that arose within me as the second plane crashed into the second tower.

I remember the fear that swept over everyone in that instant. I also remember the undeniable shock because we couldn't believe what we were seeing. It couldn't possibly be happening. So many lives were lost-and since then more lives have been lost in the fight to protect our freedom (of which I will forever be thankful). So many brave souls met their Maker on 9/11/01, but I can't help but feel the pain for those individual's families. To understand their pain, as well as their strength to get through such a difficult time is beyond words. I pray for peace and understanding for those families.

There are so many questions. Most will go unanswered, but all we can do is be thankful for what we have today. We can pray for those that lost and pray for those terrorists. Yes I said it. Most people will not agree with me on that. We think we understand why they did what they did, and at most it was a hate crime against the United States. It does not mean they deserve prayer any less. But to spend our time dwelling on hatred towards a group of people proves nothing and it doesn't bring anyone back. It only causes bitterness, which in the end generates a divide against people.

Be thankful for what you have and love those around you. Each day is a blessing and tomorrow is never gauranteed.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

DIY: Halloween Costume

I love, LOVE dressing up for Halloween. It is ridiculous fun and gives people something to look forward to each year. I have been a playboy bunny (pg version), Gangster, Pirate, and last year I was the fabulous (and weird) Lady Gaga (which almost won me a prize of $1,000.00). So what will I be this year???
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Peacock!!! (Katy Perry's peacock song comes to mind). However, this costume is ummm...$200.00 so I thought I could attempt this myself. With a little help from my good friends Google and Etsy, I have found the items I need and how to do it :) (plus I have some pictures to show you and guidelines-if you want to make your own feathered costume for a lot less)

You'll need:
black tutu
peacock feathers (50 total)
random feathers (just for fun but not necessary)
hot glue gun
needle and thread (might be needed)

I found this tutu on for $25

I may leave it as is or add some peacock feathers around the waist (extended downward following the shape of the tutu)

I found a tutorial on how to add the peacock feathers to a corset. You can find a corset anywhere (just about), I'm sure Rue21 will have one in the low budget range (say $15). Even Walmart has had them for $10 or less.

Cut down the peacock feathers (in order to get more of the "eye")
Then hot glue the pieces onto the corset. If you happen to have a manican (spelling?) {and I just so happen to have one because my dorky husband took them home when he once worked at GAP), this would help out a lot to let your corset have a body. If not, laying out flat works too.

The tail is optional. I am not going to attempt this at all (thus the reason for adding feathers to the tutu).

I am adding feathers to my shoes :)  I am making feather clips to add to the sides of my heels for a little effect. I borrowed this picture from

And last but not least!!! A mask will complete the ensemble!!! Cracker Barrell has the cutest masks right now, but I'm sure I will be making my own as well:

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I will use this to be a guide to create my masterpiece.

I'm extremely excited!!!! (as you can tell). So what your plans for Halloween-dish your costume ideas or favorite Halloween festivites! It'll be here before you know it!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Take My Advice

We've all had the relationship blues. Mine kind of existed more along the lines of the mean reds {somedays} (and if you're don't know what the means reds are, I would suggest watching Breakfast at Tiffany's-classic). You're single, you think you're miserable; love songs make you barf (or cry uncontrollable); romantic movies end up on your most hated listed; and every couple you see has a target on their back...just waiting for a hitman to take them out. You're single and you hate it, and it feels like it's going to last forever.

But it's not. It's our human nature to be melodramatic about things, especially relationships or lack thereof, because we believe that we have to have that significant other in our life to feel whole. I'm not arguing that point at all. I strongly believe that everyone has that special someone out there for him/her. We were all created with the purpose of engaging in a relationship. Believe it or not, we were all also single at some point in time, struggling to find our own love.

We forget that...we were once single. We each have our own battle story about what we went through to find what we have today. Some stories are funny that make your heart light, some stories are gruesome to the point of tears and pain. In the end, though we find what we were looking for.

I have offered "advice" or what I would call it to my single girlfriends, telling them "don't lose hope", that it will happen one day when they least expect it. I think they get a little miffed at me and I know that in the back of their minds they're thinking "what do you know, you're married". How do I know this? I thought the same thing when a couple told me that. I thought that there was no possible way that they could understand what I feel. Funny how we think that, right? I laugh now, especially at how mad I would get at these people. It would get to the point where I didn't even want to be around them because being with another couple only made me realize how much more single I was. I lost friendships because of my lack of a relationship...looking back on it, there's a reason to everything but I could've prevented that from happening. I could have embraced the relationships I chose to be around, learning about them, therefore helping me to understand what I wanted. Eventually I did learn that. The number one relationship was that of my parent's, then this couple at a church we used to go to. I also learned what I wanted out of a relationship from the bible-believe it or not (for those of you doubting the bible has any relevance in your life, you'd be surprised).

And you're wondering why am I saying all of this? Because I want people to realize that we have all been in each other's shoes-to some degree, some more extreme than others. We have to stop and realize that when someone is offering you encouragement it is because they care for you and are simply trying to help. You are loved, and one day your will love will come too. So, can you please take that target off my back and let's enjoy a cheesy chick flick?

xoxo~ Maggie