Friday Favorites


I finished Amy Poehler’s book, Yes Please, this week for Estée’s book club (join #buttonsbookshelf here.) I am guilty of watching Parks and Rec seasons on repeat (I can’t believe it is almost over!) so I knew I would love the book. Amy filled the pages with stories of her youth all the way to the present. She also snuck in a bit of life advice. My favorite take-away from the book is this quote, “Good for you, not for me.” Amy sheds light on all of the girl on girl hate out there (internet trolls, we are looking at you!) and wishes people would just respect each other. If someone is doing something you don’t like, that’s okay! It’s just not okay to tear them down because of it – aka “Good for you, not for me.” I thought this was a great quote from the book and hope people will start to spread love instead of hate around the internet.

Have a great weekend!

Friday-Favorites-Beauty-and-Blooms{Shopping at the homebrew store for Ian’s next batch!}

Friday-Favorites-Beauty-and-Blooms{This rocky road cupcake as as delicious as it looks!}

Friday-Favorites-Beauty-and-Blooms{Caught the sunset as I left the office}


Blogger Love Tag

Blogger Love Tag

I have seen tags floating around on YouTube for quite some time and always thought they were a great way to learn about new products, bloggers, and to just get to know each other better. Therefore, when I came across the Blogger Love Tag, started by Fee of Make Up Savvy, I decided to jump right in! Please leave comments bellow letting me know if you like this sort of post and I will try to do more tags in the future.

What was the first blog you ever came across? 

I was late to the blogging game and was introduced to Cupcakes & Cashmere my freshman year in college by a friend. I quickly became engrossed the the blogging world and began to grow my Bloglovin’ feed.

Favorite beauty blog reads

I am constantly finding new beauty blogs to read, but my current favorites are Fleur de Force, Essie Button, and Tanya Burr.

Best blogging friend

The most rewarding part of blogging is forming friendships around the world. I have made a lot of great friends through this journey and I look forward to planning trips in the future to finally meet these amazing people in person, but for now, social media/skype will have to do!

Name a blog that enables your purchases

Essie Button, hands down. We share the same skin tone so everything she recommends is the perfect shade!

5 blogs everyone should be reading!

Your favorite way to read blogs

I read most of my blogs through Bloglovin’. It’s an easy way to get updated on new posts without overflowing your inbox.

Blogger that inspires you

Alycia Crowley is a huge inspiration. She openly shares life and thoughts on her blog, Crowley Party. With every post, she shares her heart even when she is writing about touchy subject (here). I admire this aspect in a women and I aspire to be more like her.

Favorite blog design/look

Ivory Lane! I love the clean design and, seeing as blue is my favorite color, the accent color is right up my alley.

What is your favorite thing about blogging? 

I know this sounds cheesy, but all of the friendships. I have met so many amazing people through this process, both fellow bloggers and readers. Blogging can be difficult at times (there is a lot of hate floating around) but the positive has always outweighed the negative.

Name a blogger you would most like to see write a book in the future! 

Essie Button! Have I mentioned her too much in this post?! But honestly, if you have watched one of her YouTube videos, you can not deny that you would love to read her book. I am sure it would be full of laughs.