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Fall Home Decor

I am SO excited for Fall!!!  I love everything about it…the chill in the air, the leaves changing color, the fuzzy clothing, and the yummy warm drinks!!  So in order to get myself in the “Fall” mood I decided to pick up some Autumn decor for my place…and what better place to pick up a few items than the Dollar Tree!

Now I hadn’t been in a Dollar Tree in years so I didn’t think that I would find much, but boy was I wrong!!  Check out my rather large haul!!

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I can’t believe these little ceramic pumpkins were only a dollar!  So naturally I thought it would be best if I grabbed one in every color they had!

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And how adorable are these little glass lanterns?  I thought they would be so pretty at night with a burning tea light on my window sill.

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And I thought these Fall leaf tea light holders were too cute!  I believe there was also a clear leaf version as well, but I decided to stick with all of the Fall colors instead.

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I also picked up two bags (50 count each) of Fall silk leaves to spread around my place.  I thought they would look great on our little end tables, shelves and counters.  And lastly, I picked up the currant garland on a recent outing to Joann Fabrics.  I am planning on placing the garland around some bookshelves!  I can’t wait to start decorating tomorrow!

I hope you enjoyed this haul and perhaps are a little inspired to make your home a little more Fall like!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Medium Length Hair Styles

A couple of months back I decided to chop off my hair…twelve inches to be exact!

Now I’ve kept my hair rather long the past few years…roughly a couple inches past my bust.  But I was starting to get headaches because of the sheer weight of my hair.  Luckily, I am in no way emotionally attached to my hair…so I have absolutely no qualms with rocking short or long hair.

All that to say…I am loving how much easier it is to style my mid length hair.  I am able to put my hair up in cute updo’s without it all falling out because there is too much hair or because of the weight!!

Here are a few styles that I’m planning on trying out in the near future!

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(Images are from We Heart It)

So many hair style options to choose from…so little time!  I hope you found this post a little useful…and let me know if you have any other good ideas for medium to shoulder length hairstyles! :)

Well I hope you all enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Distant City Lights

In the past year I have relocated a bit closer to the heart of the city and I can honestly say that my obsession with the blurry distant city lights has grown even stronger.

I find myself getting totally distracted from whatever mundane task that I am doing only to realize that I’ve spent an absurd amount of time staring out my window while watching the dancing city lights.

Here are a few of the most recent photos that I have been obsessing over.

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(All images are from We Heart It)

I swear all of the above pictures have at one point been either a background or home screen for either my work computer, my personal laptop or my iPhone…like I said, I am obsessed!!

Also, I wanted to share a photo that I was able to capture on my iPhone the other day.  My friend and I were walking around the city as the sun was setting and I was able to capture my own blurry city lights!!

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Here is to more city light gazing!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Medical Skeleton Graphics + Fashion = Perfect Combo!

So I whole heartily blame my mother for my most recent obsession with curiosities and oddities!

Awhile back she had introduced me to a television show regarding the buying and selling of oddities thinking that I would find it fascinating…and boy was she right!!  Now I am not into the truly strange or morbid oddities.  I find that I am definitely drawn towards the more girly and feminine curiosities of this world.

Now perhaps it is due to the nature of my work, but I have been noticing more and more old school medicinal skeleton graphics showing up on clothing and I am loving it!!!

Check out these super cute tops…

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(All images are from We Heart It)

I love how a simple skeleton graphic can instantly turn a rather basic t-shirt or sweatshirt into an edgier piece.  And I also love how this look totally fits into that whole Rocker Chic trend that I have been loving and blogging about lately.  Ugh, I am mad lusting over both of these tops right now.

I will keep you posted on my ever growing curiosity collection!!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Anne of Green Gables 2.0

Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE the Anne of Green Gables series!  I pretty much wore out my old VCR taped copies of these movies as a child.  And still till this day I love to quote me some “Anne Shirley” every once and awhile. ;)

Recently, I was scouring the internet for some fashion inspiration and came across this image on We Heart It…

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How Anne of Green Gables are these girls?!  I love all the detailed lace on the dresses…the cute straw hats with the black bow ribbon…and that lace parasol!!  I just love this image and just had to share!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!

“It’s not what the world holds for you. It’s what you bring to it.”  -Anne Shirley

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Hawaii 3.0

I can hardly believe it, but I am actually headed back to Hawaii in a few short days!

I hadn’t even made it completely back home from my last Maui trip (technically I was in the Portland airport catching my connecting flight up to Seattle) when my best friend called to tell me that she just got engaged and that I would be headed back to Maui just a few short months later for her wedding!

Now I have been looking forward to this vacation, but I really haven’t been thinking about it nonstop. So when I looked at my calendar today and realized that I will be leaving in a matter of days…I kinda freaked out for a second.

There are so many last minute things still left to do…like getting a new pair of sunglasses and replenishing all my travel sized toiletries. Oh, and I still need to firm up the travel itinerary and then there is the dreaded packing…ugh!

But when all is said and done…I will get to see my beautiful best friend get married, many tropical cocktails will be consumed, and there will definitely be some much needed one on one time with me and the beach. I am so excited! Mahalo!

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Cheers!

-Michelle

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Early Bird

I am nearly done with all of my Christmas shopping and let me just say…it feels so good!

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I was able to knock out most of my gift list.  I think with a little preparation before Thanksgiving…creating a list with presents I planned on buying and where I was going to get them, and many hours checking online deals…I was able to stay within budget and get everyone gifts I think they will all love!

So with that said, I now only have a few more “food” gifts that will need to be picked up right before Christmas , but besides those I am done!!  Woot!

Now come the challenging part…gift wrapping and figuring out how I am going to pack everything in my suitcase! >_<

Can’t wait to be home to place everything under a sparkly, orby lighted tree!

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 Cheers!

Michelle

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It’s December Already!

Oh my goodness!  Oh my goodness!  It’s already December and Christmas is just around the corner!!!  No joke, kind of freaking out here…but in a good way!! :)

There is something so magical about the whole Christmas season!  From meeting up with friends for holiday parties to bundling up and venturing into the city to find the most perfect present for a family member…I truly love it all!

But perhaps one of my most favorite things about the holidays is the simple act of walking downtown in the evening, looking at all of the lovely Christmas lights strung about in the trees.  It’s like you’re walking in a movie or something.  I love those soft orbs of light that can be seen from blocks away.

Here is what I am talking about…..

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Ah, perfection!  Can’t wait for Christmas!!

 On a side note…I am truly sorry for not blogging lately.  I have been a little crazed with work and social activities, so I really haven’t turned on my laptop in a couple of weeks.  But thank you all for your emails and messages asking when I would return with a new post!  I will try and be more on the ball! :)

 Cheers!

-Michelle

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Well ain’t she fancy!

Ok, so I need EVERYTHING in this picture!!

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 I need the bunny, the leather gloves, and the embellished jacket!

I would also like for someone to come by and set my hair in soft romantic waves…all while standing by some body of water looking all model-like.

Now if I had ALL that going on…I could officially classify myself as “fancy.”

 Well I hope you all are having a fabulous and fancy Saturday!

 Cheers!

-Michelle

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Straight Backpack Stuntin’

Check out my cute new pink backpack!!

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Doesn’t it look like I am ready to go back to school? :)

I have actually been on the lookout for a backpack that is small and light enough to pack into my suitcase for my upcoming Hawaii trip.  So when I spotted this bag at Urban Outfitters, I knew that it would work well for hikes but would be large enough to use as a beach bag as well.  Plus I love the super whimsical bird and floral print!!!

And check out how neatly it folds up into the front pouch!!

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 Now, get this…this bag was on sale for $10.00, but they were having a 30% Labor Day Sale.  So I only paid $7.00.  Loves it!!!!!!

 Cheers!

-Michelle

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