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I’ve always loved coloring my hair but I’ve only colored the tips before. The first time was right before New Years Eve 2013 and I dyed the tips pink! The second time I used Garnier’s Color Styler (temporary) and it washed out with a few showers. This time, I went full throttle and had a professional salon dye my whole head! What a TASK!

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I am naturally dark headed (the color of my eyebrows!) so Joleen at Hue Salon had to meticulously dye every root and tip of my head. After a ton of foiling (I could barely hold up my head it was so heavy!) I waited for my hair to turn blonde. It took 40 minutes! Here’s the process below:

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The blonde hair was pretty cool. If I ever went that light I’d do a platinum. It really brightened up my face!

Next was the dye. I told Joleen I wanted any type of pink besides pastel (I feel like with my skin I would look washed out with pastels??) That took another 30-40 minutes but the end result was AMAZING. I had shown her a picture of Olivia Palermo’s wavy bob and she even curled/styled it for me at the end!

 

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Would you ever DYE your hair?? What color should I try next!??!

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Valentine Chocolate Bark

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Anytime I’m reminded of a holiday, the first thing that comes to mind is DESSERT! I don’t know why I associate desserts with holidays, but I think the best way to celebrate with family and friends is through food.

Now I’m no cook so I did not create this recipe. I actually found it on Bake at 350 blog! After reading the ingredients, I HAD TO MAKE IT. It’s not only tasty but extra colorful (and y’all know I love color!)

All you’ll need for this recipe is:

  • 2 bags white chocolate chips (I like Ghiradelli)
  • 2 bags bittersweet (or semisweet) chocolate chips (I still like Ghiradelli)
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • conversation hearts or ANY Valentine Candy
  • sprinkles of all shapes and sizes!

Check out the finished product and find the recipe link at the end! I would recommend adding A LOT of rice krispies for extra crunch. I had more white chocolate than rice krispies so next time I make it, i’ll be sure to add the whole box for that extra crunch.

 

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Here is the link to the recipe

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NYE Recap

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Who partied the night away? We totally did …and by party I mean we ate fondue in our jammies.

We. are. crazy.

I love the hope that a New Year brings. I am definitely a “resolution” setter and have a few resolutions I’d like to see happen for 2015:

  • Since we’ve been living our newlywed life in an apartment for almost 2 years, I’d like to invest in a piece of property this year! Whether it be a condo by the beach or a house with a backyard, I don’t care! I need the space before I drive myself insane! (and I’m talking about closet space here…)
  • I want to explore my city more. Living in Florida is a love/hate for me for many reasons: the weather (sunshine is not always my favorite and I want four seasons) proximity to family (6 hour drive home), and it’s very expensive to live here; however, I want to get out more and see what this city is all about. We live on the Emerald Coast in Santa Rosa Beach on the panhandle of Florida. 5 minutes from Destin and 5 minutes from 30A. Our area attracts more than 3 million tourists every year. It’s definitely a beautiful place to live.
  • I want to take more weekend trips to other cities around us, like New Orleans, Atlanta, Birmingham, Apalachicola, Miami, South Carolina and many, many others!
  • Lastly, I’d like to take 1 picture every day for 365 days. Just one picture that sums up my day. It doesn’t have to be interesting or high quality. I simply want something I can look back on to remember a specific moment of every day.

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Dress: Nasty Gal | Shoes: Asos

Now that I’ve shared my resolutions, what are yours!? Do tell!

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Persephone Bakery, Jackson, WY

I LOVE BAKERIES!!!!!

I feel like I don’t visit them enough, especially since we don’t have that many in Seaside, FL. I heard rave reviews about Persephone Bakery in Jackson, WY even before we arrived in town, so I knew we had to make a visit!

Persephone bakery is french inspired, serving tea in shabby teacups and enamel teapots as well as having their desserts on display for all to see as soon as you enter the cafe. It’s a girls dream  – cinnamon rolls as big as your head, hot earl grey tea to shake off that 30 degree chill outside, tomato soup served in charming glass bowls, not to mention the inside is easy on the eyes. Soothing white and brown make up the interior and the wall is adorned with wooden spoons and mercury glass mirrors.

GOO GOO. GA GA.

Have a look for yourself. I will surely miss this dream of a bakery when I leave.

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