Cold Shoulder Denim Shirt – Buy It or Do-It-Yourself

My find of this week!  Why?  Because everyone needs a denim shirt in their closet!  This is a fun update to a basic one.  The cutouts make it current and playful. Wear this over everything from a cool ass tee to a maxi dress.  Or just wear it with white shorts or jeans!

Forever 21 Open Shoulder Chambray Shirt light denim
Forever 21 Open Shoulder Chambray Shirt in light denim

Click on the picture above to buy it at Forever 21.   It’s awesome because you are not spending a fortune. This comes in two colors (I prefer the dark one, but both are great).

Want to try-it-yourself?  Grab a denim shirt from your closet that could use an update.  For that matter, any old shirt you want to re-FRESH.

DIY cold should denim shirt with scissors and cut-outs
Washing shirt after cuts will fray the edges and make the shirt look even cooler.

Watch this tutorial by Boat People Vintage on how to make your own.


Looking for a New Book?

“New” may be relative.  Published in 2013, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a title that needs to be added to your book list if you missed it.   This book combines humor and romance in a quirky format that will keep you turning the pages.

Image of the book titled The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Now, we’re just waiting for the film.  It’s currently “in development” and has been for some time – boo!  Comments about this book are welcome 🙂

Book summary –  from publisher Simon and Schuster

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found Continue reading “Looking for a New Book?”

24-Hour Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse with Amazing Results

Twenty-four hour detox?  Four ingredients?  I could do that!  Well, it’s not as easy as it sounds, but the results were surprising – weight loss, restored energy, improved digestion, a clear-mind….oh, and a cleaner gallbladder and liver to boot!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Epsom Salts – 4 Tablespoons
  • Olive Oil light – 1/2 Cup
  • Fresh Pink Grapefruit
  • Container with lid
  • 4 packets of Emergen-C Super Orange powder
  • Close proximity to a bathroom

Instructions: Continue reading “24-Hour Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse with Amazing Results”

RapidLash for Longer Eyelashes

I am always skeptical of products that claim to lengthen or thicken. But, when my mother-in-law told me about a product that made her eyelashes return to the length of her childhood, I had to try it. Rapidlash Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancing Serum actually lengthened my eyelashes!

Image RapidLash Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancing Serum
RapidLash Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Serum

Follow directions for the product and you will start to see broken eyelashes improve after 2 – 3 weeks.  At 4 weeks, you will notice your eyelashes have lengthened.  Sounds like a long time, but the process is super simple.  Afterwards, you will need to continue use to keep your eyelashes looking great.  You do not need to be as consistent at this point, but I have included this in my nightly routine most nights of the week.  This product is worth it!

I should note that I did not notice any thickening of the individual lashes (see post “Mascara that Lengthens and Thickens” to improve appearance of thicker lashes).

As of today, this product is available through Amazon Prime for $31.25 and at Ulta for $49.95.  My bottle lasted 60 days, but I only applied it to my eyelashes.  The product can also be applied to your eyebrows.

Detoxifying Pineapple Basil Smoothie

Ashlee’s husband said this one “smells like a salad but tastes amazing.” So, there’s that 🙂  The ingredients sound a bit weird, but the combination is surprisingly good!  Enjoy!!

  • A handful of fresh spinach or kale – two of the best superfoods for detoxing the liver and other organs in the body.
  • 1 small cucumber (skin and all) – helps to clean out the internal system, helps with cholesterol, and a loaded with vitamins.
  • 4-5 frozen chunks of pineapple – taste great, adds sweetness, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and aids in digestion.  Also known to help cellulite – BONUS!
  • 2-3 basil leaves – also helps to detox the liver
  • Coconut milk- approximately 1/2 cup
  • Protein powder of your choice  – helps to build lean, strong muscles
  • Lots of ice and water as needed to thin out smoothie

Simple Pink Tee and Boyfriend Jeans Done 3 Ways

Simple pink tee and boyfriend jeans done 3 ways. Casual with adidas shoe, spring/summer fresh with wedge sandal and edgy rock n roll with black flowered buckle heel and black choker


Go casual with an Adidas shoe, spring/summer fresh with the wedge sandal, or have an edgy rock ‘n roll look with the black, flowered buckle heel and black choker.


Distressed jeans

Topshop high heel sandals
$72 –

Adidas sport shoes
$85 –


Mascara that Lengthens and Thickens

These two products are the best I’ve found and work the best when used together.  I have been through a million brands and always go back to these tubes of greatness!  The mascara alone not only lengthens, it thickens the lashes too.  Put it on alone for everyday wear or for mega lashes add the lash primer. It does not disappoint.  After using the primer be sure to cover all the lashes with the blackest, black mascara (the primer is white, which also makes the dark mascara look even darker – bonus!)

Be sure to replace as soon as it starts to flake on you approximately every 3-4 months!

Where to buy?  Target or CVS.  You should really buy mascara from places where products don’t sit on the shelves for very long.  Target and CVS refill their stock often.  You are then guaranteed a fresher product!