• Why being 18 is different than 17

    Recently I turned the big 18, which is kind of scary. There are a lot of differences between being 17 and 18, although a lot of them haven't hit me yet. Here are the reasons why being 18 is different than 17. 1. You're an adult. Although many people don't consider 18 as an actual adult, you technically are. You many not be able to drive a rental car or buy alcohol - but there are many things you can…
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    May 30, 2015 By laurenlindmark
  • Etsy Shop Spotlight: TheSleepyCottage (+ win a sleeping mask)

    There was a time in my life when I couldn't fall asleep unless I was wearing a sleeping mask, and to this day whenever I wear them I get the best night of sleep! I recently came across TheSleepyCottage and instantly wanted to buy ALL of her masks! Of course, I had to go with the monogrammed one... These are perfect gifts for your friends & family (or yourself)! The good news is one of you won't have to buy it because…
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    May 21, 2015 By laurenlindmark
  • Graduation Series: Preppy Graduation Gift Guide (Etsy Shops I Love + Some Discount Codes for you)

    1. Monogrammed Necklace 2. Monogrammed Hat 3. Monogrammed Bag 4. Monogrammed Camelbak 5. Monogrammed Makeup Bag (use code CHARM at this Etsy shop 'SewphisticatedNC' to get 10% off your order until the end of May 2015) 6. Monogrammed iPhone Charger Sticker 7. State Charm Necklace 8. State Baseball Hat 9. Monogrammed Keychain 10. Lilly Pulitzer State Decals 11. Lilly Pulitzer Tumblr 12. Lilly Pulitzer Nautical Flags Canvas 13. Monogrammed State Tumblr (Use code CHARM10  at this Etsy shop 'SmittenMonogram' to get 10% off your order until…
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    May 18, 2015 By laurenlindmark
  • Graduation Series: How to do your Hair for Graduation

    Hey y'all! I'm back with another post for my graduation series, I'm going to show you my favorite way to curl my hair - it's super simple! Before I started, I washed my hair then used a heat protectant and silk treatment (I'm not in love with the products I used so I'll wait to share those with you, anyone have suggestions?). I'm using my favorite curling iron which is a Hot Tools Tapered Wand in 1 ¼ inch. First I…
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    May 13, 2015 By laurenlindmark
  • Etsy Shop Spotlight: SmittenMonogram (+ Read for 10% off your order)

    So... have I mentioned before that I love monograms? As many of you know I'm heading off to KU next fall so I am so pumped to use this adorable Monogram State Tumbler from SmittenMonogram in my school's colors! Use the code CHARM10 from now until the end of June and get 10% off your order from her Etsy shop! SmittenMonogram has the cutest monogrammed cups and glasses, go look for yourself!  When I love an Etsy store there are two…
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    May 11, 2015 By laurenlindmark
  • Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Cork Board (DIY)

    So if you've read my blog for awhile you may be catching on that I love Lilly Pulitzer! I've done some Lilly crafts in the past, like these Lilly Pulitzer letters, so I thought I would share another! I've made this before for my bedroom but I wanted to make another for my dorm room! Here's how to make it... First you'll need some supplies -A bulletin board (any size you want) -Card stock -Glue gun -Ribbon (I choose glittery…
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    May 7, 2015 By laurenlindmark
  • Graduation Series: Graduation Look Book (Outfit ideas for the Ceremony, Parties, & More)

    The best part about graduation season is getting to dress up all the time, here are some of my favorite outfits to wear to Graduation Events! These are great because you can wear them to your friends parties, your party, graduation ceremonies, or even under your gown on the day of your graduation! I am in love with this color for summer! I know this is pretty matchy-matchy, but you could change that up by adding some earrings/bracelets or pairing it…
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    May 5, 2015 By laurenlindmark