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riding alone on the 405

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Well, well. The past two/three weeks have been so crazy. In my head at least. I took a trip to LA to visit some of my best friends who just moved out there and haven’t quite been the same since. Yes, whatever, that sounds dramatic, but so true. You get a different feel for a city when you are seeing it through new eyes, even when you have been there before. I was crying in LAX headed home, on the…

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it’s 98 degrees and i’m wearing black jeans

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Yep. We are literally pushing 100 degrees over here and this is what I’m wearing. Every year, I seem to forget how miserably hot southern summers are. Yet STILL I keep all my jeans at the front of my closet. I am a jean lover yes, but 90 degrees… Really mal? Now that I think about it, I tend to always wear short dress in the cold winter months (side note: I hate winter). Maybe my weather judgement is just…

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my five step guide to summer dinner parties

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I am a little obsessed with throwing dinner parties… Decorations. Friends. Food. Conversations. Cake. Not to sound cliché but… What’s not to love? Create a little fantasy, it’s fun. All of these photos were taken by one of my best friends, Maddie. Her skills are amazing. Very thankful she was able to capture all of this for me to share. | 1. PICK A THEME | I’m a little biased. I always go for the bohemian-type theme. Just my style.…

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i like big belts and i cannot lie

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Hey, what’s up, hello? Question: do you have that one top, pair of shorts, pants, dress or entire outfit that you wear over and over again. I do. I find myself going to this top a lot. It is super soft and easy to dress up or dress down. This off-the-shoulder style has been really popular these past few months. Usually, I pick and choose which “trends” I really want to jump on. But, I am really digging all of…

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FREE DOWNLOADS | the marble collection

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What’s up world? I am happy to share my first tech download! These FREE downloads are designed by me for you. I change my phone and laptop wallpapers quite often (everyday), so there is always room for new options. Just click on the links below, right click and save it!   BLUE MARBLE x DESKTOP PURPLE MARBLE x DESKTOP PINK MARBLE x DESKTOP Save Save Save…

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what to wear on the 4th of July

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AH. My favorite holiday. For so many reasons. All listed below. I like lists, can you tell? REASONS MAL LOVES THE 4TH OF JULY: I love America, obviously, (I would have moved by now if not). I feel like this goes without saying but I am pretty proud to have been born and raised in the U S of A. Summer is my favorite, despite the temperatures wanting to kill me. I really do still enjoy this season. Whenever I…

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father’s day guide 2016

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Ah, Dad’s day is here again! For me (being the daughter of an outdoorsy, tech-savvy, lawyer who seems to know about the cool, new gadgets waaaaaay before I do, which is really saying something btw), Father’s Day gifts can be quite the challenge. Maybe you can relate? It’s like every time I see something and think, “Ah yes he would love that,” I realize he already has whatever said thing is. And then I try to buy him clothes and…

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i made (healthy) cookies and here is the recipe

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  I BAKED. without [almost] catching the house on fire or setting off smoke detectors or creating a disastrous “dessert” in the end. Because yes, all of the above have happened. Let me try to revisit the terror of December 22, 2013 when I, home alone and clearly bored, attempted a rather complex Paula Deen mint brownie recipe. I know, sounds simple enough- that’s what I thought too. WRONG. This was when I learned that substituting ingredients in baking recipes,…

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wednesday words | mind over matter

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  What up. It’s Wednesday and here are some words. I’m realllll into the whole “quotes” section of the Pinterest world. I mean realllllllll into it. So, I decided to take a few of my favorite ones and compile them all into one big mess. Pretty mess. Color-coordinated mess, because it’s me and color coordination is the sort of thing I live for. I usually try to keep all content on here my own unless otherwise mentioned, but I kinda…

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monday muse | 03.21.16

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  New week, new songs. Shout out to my cool friend Kelsey for making me a playlist with new jams and thus contributing to this list. I am obsessed with every song on here, but “Take It Al Back” by Judah & the Lion is my absolute favorite. So, if you don’t listen to any others, listen to that one. Also, really digging the Elle King song and Calum Scott cover. Anyways, enjoy and have a terrific weeeeeek! Listen below:…

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