4.19.2017

100 Things to do this summer!

I love a good list post! I have done a couple on the blog. Make sure to check out the list category to see all the other ones. Well here's another one to add to the collection lol.

It will be summer before you know it, trust me its already starting to feel like it outside!

Are you all excited!?  Me personally not looking forward to the Texas heat. Ugh, that's going to be a killer but other than that bring it on! For me it's definitely going to be a productive one. I can't wait to share a lot more content with you all this summer and hopefully a graduation!

In today's post I'm here to help make sure you never get bored during these beautiful summer days.
Sit back,  and grab a snack, because we might be here for a while.



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  1. Go Bowling
  2. Take a trip to the beach - my first visit to a beach was in this post
  3. Visit the nearest zoo
  4. Go fishing 
  5. Make Lemonade
  6. Cookies for friends
  7. Movie night
  8. Go to a parade
  9. Jam at a musc festival
  10. Travel out of state/country
  11. Sleep in a tint
  12. Volleyball
  13. Flashlight Tag
  14. Visit Botanical Gardens
  15. Go on a scavenger hunt
  16. Ice cube painting
  17. Drive in movie
  18. Breakfast for dinner
  19. Make popsicles
  20. Play pool
  21. Roller Blading
  22. Outdoor movie party
  23. Arcade trip
  24. Pick Wildflowers
  25. Go for a Hike
  26. Tell ghost stories
  27.  Make S'mores - Here's a tutorial on how!
  28. Do some volunteer work
  29. Go Birdwatching
  30. Volunteer somewhere in your hometown or near city
  31. Climb a tree
  32. Build a campfire
  33. Camp in the backyard
  34. Go stargazing
  35. Eat/Make macaroons- I've always wanted to try these
  36. Learn a different language other then your own- Try Rosetta Stone maybe?
  37. Go see a play/musical 
  38. Do a walking tour of your city- or be lazy like me and take a car lol
  39. Travel to a different state/country
  40. Play 'Simon Says'
  41. Watch fireworks
  42. Visit your nearest aquarium
  43. Have a water fight- its not summer without one of these!
  44. Go Thrifting- haven't done this in a couple years now.
  45. Build a blanket fort
  46. Write a letter to someone you miss or even to just a friend of yours
  47. Tour a factory
  48. Draw on the sidewalk
  49. Take a cooking class
  50. Look at fireworks
  51. Visit a nursing home
  52. Have a blockparty
  53. Go kayaking 
  54. Go to an amusement park
  55. Visit A Winery
  56. Go Apple Picking
  57. Play in the rain - which is actually something I've always wanted to do lol..
  58. Use chalk to decorate your street's sidewalk
  59. Have a garage sale
  60. Learn to knit/sew
  61. Go see the orchestra
  62. See a play/musical/production
  63. Eat something you've never had before
  64. Make homemade ice-cream 
  65. Movie on the lawn with friends/family
  66. Attend a carnival 
  67. Soccer match
  68. Play in the sprinklers
  69. March in a parade- Fourth of July will be here before you know it!
  70. Ride in a boat
  71. Go to a lake
  72. Visit a historical site
  73. Visit the Sixth Floor Museum- where JFK was assassinated Here's a link for more info!
  74. Do some gardening
  75. Go for a bike ride
  76. Make smoothies- Here are some recipes from Pinterest!
  77. Do some yoga
  78. Go to a dude ranch
  79. Try going on a sailing trip
  80. Hot air balloon ride - now this would be extremely fun & maybe scary
  81. Get a tan - this is a no brainer for most people
  82. Take a TON of photos, these memories have to last forever
  83. Have a pajama party with some friends
  84. Go zip-lining - ugh I'd be freaking out the entire time but I'd try it
  85. Find a 4 leaf clover
  86. Build a birdhouse
  87. Make homemade ice cream
  88. Make homemade lemonade while you're at it
  89. Read a book you've always wanted to read but never had the time! - Now you have plenty
  90. Try Sprinkles Cupcakes! Oh my gosh I've been wanting one for forever. This summer its happening. If you're in Texas there is one now in Austin, Dallas, Plano, & Houston
  91. Blow Bubbles - classic right?
  92. Try yoga in the park
  93. Throw a nice hot BBQ for your friends and family!
  94. Take a dip in the swimming pool
  95. Re-decorate/organize your house
  96. Take a nap in a hammock
  97. Clean up trash in your community- its always good to give back & volunteer!
  98. Make yourself a summer playlist
  99. Go ride a roller coaster and scream your lungs out
  100. To end the list with something cute and subtle, make a wish in a fountain. Maybe your wish will come true.
4.11.2017

Tumblr Tuesday: Favorite Pics This Week 37



I am so obsessed with denim, high fashion, & edginess! Plus a million other things when it comes to fashion lol. That's what I wanted to represent in these photos and its today's post. Its such a trend! Plus what makes it eve better is that its truly a trend that will never end.

I mean seriously these are things we see just about ever single day!

One of my favorite combinations that I see often is taking denim and using it to create a entirely different look ya know what I mean? Denim is one of those pieces that's absolutely timeless. I swear I see tons of denim pieces that I want included in my wardrobe like these from forever 21, which I actually included in this must have monday post. At least I think they're the same? Lol.

What do you all think of denim on denim, or just denim pieces in general? Are they a hit or a miss in your wardrobe? You already know how I feel but I want to hear you all's opinions. Leave me a comment below!

Until next time...

4.10.2017

Must Have Monday

HAPPY MONDAY!

I feel like I haven't done one of these in a while now! I feel bad I know I have been slacking but I'm getting my sh*t together for you guys & gals. Consistency is everything.

So let's dive into this post shall we?


Y'all know how I feel about marble print items, I'm obsessed. If you didn't know, well now you know. So the first item is of course this marble print leminimo slim flexible shockproof case from amazon! I have actually been wanting a marble case for my iPhone 6s for a while now. Ever since I got the phone to be exact. I just think marble is so classy and very chic that's why I love all things marble print. Plus Ive been needing a new phone case anyway.

These jeans though! Need I say more? I absolutely adore distressed jeans in general but plus this color is so different and so unique. I am in loveeeee! Plus they're from one of my favorites, forever21 of course. You all know I have done countless Must Have Monday's with forever 21's product in it.

Like seriously they should sponsor me just saying.... lol

So I already own like a couple of H&M's long tees, but what do you do when you love an item so much? You buy it a second time...

They are just so extremely comfortable and you can just throw it on when you're in a hurry or really didn't plan your outfit. For examine my white shirt that I got from them, I absolutely love it because the fabric is extremely soft and easy to wear. So for sure I want to add this one to my collection lol. Plus it comes in like 5 different colors and lets just say I want it in each color.



4.07.2017

Shooting with A.J Orr of Evening Light Productions!

So I am extremely excited because I'm feeling LEGIT! Lol. Why am I feeling legit?

Because I have officially hired an amazing professional photographer for the blog! It's A.J from Evening Light Productions! I am beyond excited to be working with such an amazingly talented person. Just look at his portfolio!

My quality of work is about to be LIT

I mean seriously the proof is in the pudding, these photos speak for themselves lol.


Photography c/o A.J Orr

It has been a long journey with me and my blog as far as photography. Me personally, I have beeennn wanting to make this move and this decision but I have just never found the right opportunity, person, and most of all price. Today I have found all 3!

You can expect to see a lot more outfit posts, new content, & of course amazing photography! This will take TTF to a whole other level. I am extremely excited about this new journey for me & the blog...

Now let's get into this outfit though, I know y'all want the details:

Shirt: H&M Jeans: Hollister Boots: Aldo  Long Shirt: H&M Necklace: Earthbound Rings:Earthbound Bracelet: Earthbound

I just loved this look because it was so effortless and extremely comfortable! I can walk around in this all day. Plus with it being such a beautiful day outside everything went smoothly. Perfect day for a photoshoot right?

That's about all for todays post! I hope everyone is enjoying this amazing Friday evening and have a great weekend! I am off to enjoy this day myself.. which means snacks + great television shows lol.♥︎


3.30.2017

Guest Post with Claire Ashley: 5 Casual Style Tips for Men!

Causal Styling Tips For Men

All info provided by Claire Ashley herself & in her own words!


As I sit back sipping on my evening tea while watching a reality show on Style 360, I have this sudden urge of writing an article on 5 Casual Style Tips For Men. I want to make this as productive as possible, as I believe that there is a dire need for all men out there to read it thoroughly.

Pulling off maturity in dressing to reflect masculinity and respect in attire requires brain power.  Let's get to see what could be the top 5 casual style tips for all the men out there. If you want to be spotted in public as fashionista, this article is for you then!

Graphic Tees are not for men:

You can dress in casual jackets but graphic tees must not be our pick. Men should be very clear that dressing casual doesn't mean they start dressing up like teenagers. The graphic tees teenagers wear isn't supposed to be worn by men, unless you are a teenager yourself.

Try reflecting maturity and masculinity in your attire. One way of doing so is by wearing solid, one-color t-shirts or striped tees. This is how you can pull off the "David Beckham" look.

Jackets, Coats, and Blousons (Blouse Jacket):

Here are mentioned some of the trendy things real fashionista men wear these days- something you might not have but probably should as they are the IN thing. These include pea coats, overcoats, blousons, duffle coats (attractive for their uniqueness). Barbour jackets, and leather jackets.

If you have a blouson, with a narrow waist, inspired by WWII field jacket, you can pull off a casual look in a classy way. All you would be needing is a one-color T-shirt with a blouson and you are good to rock your evening at the club!

When the winters hit your town, you would need classy overcoats which not only prevent you from freezing to death, but would also give you the look which will make you look cool to females.

Bandanas:

The most followed street style is Bandanas around your neck, tied neatly. All you need is a cherry red, cobalt blue or monochrome bandana, and you are good to go with a boyishly brilliant look for the day.

A plain white T-shirt with a cherry red bandana will add color to your attire, making it attractive. Just make sure your know is rightly done.

Angular V-neck Sweaters:

V-neck sweaters were trendy in 2016, but in 2017, these sweaters have lost the game. The regular straight v-necks are dated and obsolete. You should better head to the stores and grab angular V's for your sweaters that will make you look fresh in winters 2017.

Footwear for Brave Men:

The tendencies are trend for shoes in 2017 are for the brave and mods. Shoes are preferred to be in leather, felt or suede; the colors being limited to gray, black, green, red, brown and maroon. Some designers even make shoes with floral prints. Makes sure your soles give off heavy appearance.

Author Bio


Claire Ashley is a fashion designer and blogger at www.menssuithabit.com !
She loves to share her professional views on latest Men's styling trends, She is a creative dynamite who believes that world should honor two things limitlessly: Ideas & Beauty! :)

3.28.2017

Tumblr Tuesday: Favorite Pics This Week 36

Bell Sleeved Beauties! 

If you haven't noticed already but a HUGE trend this season is bell sleeves! The perfect item for the spring and summer weather. I am a fannnnn! Seriously I want to say at least 99.99% of  female retail stores, well stores that sell women clothing in general to be honest have this on there shelves and racks. To name a few for sure Loft has tons, Old navy, and even Forever 21

What I love is that this isn't something that you only see in higher end retailers or just in a specific geographical area, you know what I mean? This trend goes across all parts from the wealthy to the average household and I love it.



LOFT has this trend on lock for sure I have seen tons of different bell-sleeved tops in the store and online. They are just perfect if you're looking for one. Don't miss out, I'm sure these babies are flying off the racks. Here's a Must Have Monday where I mention there bell-sleeved top!

You can get a less expensive version but the same look here at Forever21

I know us gents can't sport this trend clearly but hey maybe someday you never know with the way fashion trends and styles are going. Male bell-tops? Yes ? No? What are your thoughts let me know in the comments... this should get interesting lol.

You know I love a good stand out moment! This will definitely let you have that moment for sure. I would actually love to see this on some of you gals! Let me know if you wear it!

Message me on Instagram, Leave me a comment on my Blog FB page, just contact me lol

3.23.2017

When you catch writers block

As bloggers we all reach this point every once in a while. Trust me I know have them for sure! Lol...

That's why I'm creating this post, to not only help myself but help you all as well to get ideas back flowing inside everyone's mind.

I have a lot more content coming to the blog very soon and I have been planning a lot of content for the blog and for you all to read.

101 Post Ideas for when the struggle gets REAL

▶︎Ideas for "Best of" posts:
+The best of blog posts you've read this past week, month, or even today- maybe include a link to the actual post.
+Writers, bloggers, industry leaders, etc who inspire you.
+Your favorite blogs to read. Ex: Some of my favorites- Kerrently, LifeWithMe, Styledbykasey, Scoutsixteen, Le-Happy, etc 
+Helpful tools and resources you depend on
+Your favorite (or most viewed) posts from your blog
+Who to follow on social media? (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest)
+The best free apps online
+Links to articles on a particular topic- "What people are saying."
+Best tutorials on a subject of interest to your readers. (Makeup, Technology, etc)
+A mash-up of all guest posts, interviews, etc. interviews, etc. were you've been featured on another website.
▶︎Ideas for personal essays:
+Childhood memories
+Critical life events or choices that have shaped who you are.
+Places you've lived or houses you've lived in, and who you 'were' at that time
+What you gained-and lost-by taking a risk
+What you learned from a big disappointment
+What inspires you, or what makes you crazy..
+Share a goal and outline how you plan to achieve it
+Regrets and how you'll avoid them again-funny or inspiring only!
+Write the eulogy you aspire to be read ay your funeral
+Write a letter to your child to read after you're gone.
+Give up something- TV? Wine? Starbucks? - that would be hard for me lol..
▶︎General interest posts:
Anything goes for this category. Put on your thinking cap and get going!
▶︎Ideas for general interest posts:
+Photo montages-from your past, from your hometown, from a family reunion
+Pet antics
+Travelogues- highlights, lowlights, hopefully with photos
+A free short story, novella, deleted chapter, character sketch, or book club questions for you work.
+Keywords visitors use to find your site- this could be entertaining!
+Any and all projects you're launching or involved in.
+A song playlist for your novel, or tunes that correspond to the seasons of your life. You can provide links to the songs if you would like.
+If you're an author, generate a series of articles that explore non-fiction topics you write about in your fictional work.
+If you tried something new and wrote about it on your blog a while back, update readers and let them know the results,
+True stories that would make great novel plots- but maybe not if you're going to use them
+Link to inspiring TED talks and share your takeaway
+Infographics are hot on nearly every social media platform and I hear they het a higher percentage of shares than a regular post. (Especially on pinterest)
▶︎How To Posts:
+Any step-by-step guide. Example: This post I did on how to tie a bow-tie!
+How to approach high-profile bloggers to request a guest post.
+How to navigate a specific social media platform
+How to create free infographics
+How to make a killer cocktail- or enchilada or vegan meal or whatever homemade food
+How to destroy something.. like bumps, acne, or whatever you want to destroy
+How to research keywords for efficient blog post SEO
+Try a funny tutorial, or explain how not to do something.
+For more ideas, check out howcast- The best how-to videos on the web 
+For even more ideas, check out Mashable's how to category
▶︎Ideas for interviews:
+Interview readers and.or highlight typical readers/visitors
+Interview industry experts
+Interview individuals with a particular expertise
+Interview ordinary people who have mastered a specific skill.
+Interview other bloggers
+Interview vendors who can explain their product or provide tips for their product
+Interview someone with an interesting position/opinion on a topic
+Interview people you interviewed as research for your book
+Interview and profile another author/blogger/writer
+Now this could be fun: Contact and interview a favorite teacher who thought you wouldn't be successful.
+Interview partners and team members.
▶︎Ideas for list posts:
+A list of 100 activities anyone can do when they're bored.
+A list of 100 blog topic or writing prompts- like this one lol
+A list of your favorite books of all time
+A list of benefits gained by attending a conference
+A list of steps you'll need to cover before you move, or write a book, etc..
+A list of things to do to improve a specific skill
+Your personal lifetime bucket list or goals for the month/year. I actually have a page for this.
+List things you'll never do again.
+List your Life's Most Awesome Moments. Here's one of mine 
+A list of questions readers should ask before they ______ (fill in the blank)
+The pre-publishing, pre-move, or pre-back-to-school checklist you swear by.
▶︎Ideas for opinion and predictions:
+Link to a news article and share your opinion about current events
+Link to another blog post and offer additional info, or continue the discussion
+Pose a question, comment, or scenario designated to inspire debate.
+What will your industry look like down the road?
+Does giving away on your blog work to increase subscribers and readership?
+Read trend pieces and write your take on one.
+Interview several different people and post their opinions on a topic.
▶︎Recap Posts
Any and every event you observe, attend, facilitate, or participate in is fair game. If you attend a conference or a specific conference session.
+Recap a free webinar you've attended
+Recap a class or training
+Recap what you've learned from a personal coach or mentor
+Recap what you've learned about traveling- good and bad
+Recap your experience as a volunteer
+Recap your foray into a new field or skill
+Recap your recent job or residence move- what can you share that others will learn from?
+Recap a social event
+Recap your research on a specific subject
▶︎Reviews
+Books and Movies
+Free tool or resource reviews
+Product reviews
+Software reviews
+Share Amazon reviews of your own work
+Vendor reviews of businesses involved in your industry
+Include a review you do in any recap you do of classes, trainings, conferences.
+Review any how-to/tutorial post -and improve on it
▶︎Media Related Posts
+Mp3 files, podcasts- maybe even start your own podcast.. like I'm considering
+Talks and/or roundtable discussions on Skype
+Narrative videos (you need to be comfortable with the camera)
+Powerpoint presentation video + commentary as you talk viewers through the presentation
+Video-taped interviews
+Webinars
+Good Hangout Recordings

I hope this post really helps someone and gives you all some amazing ideas going forward on your blogs! I know I have a lot more ideas that i want to do, and creating this post realy helped me a lot honestly.

Will be using this as a reference guide in the future! Let me know if you do anything that I listed in this post so I can check it out!