26 before 27.

On Sunday I turned 26….begrudgingly.  I just don’t like that number. It’s too close to 30, and mostly, it reminds me that I’m past due on several goals and career aspirations I hoped to accomplish by 25. But such is life. So instead of lying about my age (I keep telling people I turned “25, again”), I’m embracing this new year and setting 1yr goals. These goals may not be huge or lofty, but all will add value to my life and/or career endeavors…and can definitely be accomplished within a year.

Here are 26 goals I want to accomplish before I turn 27 (in no particular order):

1. Skydive

2.Knit a scarf

2. Try Ariel yoga

3. Exercise regularly

4. Run 5k

5. Blog more

6. Learn Photoshop

7. Take more photographs

8. Make more blog videos

9. Re-learn final cut

10. Introduce outfit posts

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11. Learn to skateboard

12. Improve flexibility

13. Turn storage room into home office

14. Take a vacation

15. Read more books 

16. Save money for shopping spree

17. Surf more

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18. Learn to sew

19. Remodel bedroom

20. Learn to cook

21. Cut my hair (BC)

22. New blog design

23. Host at least 2 parties

24. Golf more

25. Organize closet

26. Gain more experience in fashion styling

Can’t wait to start checking things off! I’ll keep you posted on my progress. Looking forward to a great (26th) year!

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DIY – NEON JEWELRY

Happy Friday!

I’ve taken on the task of organizing my jewelry box… Sadly, I have so many pieces that I can’t wear anymore because they are tarnished, tangled, missing stones /jewels etc. But, instead of throwing them away, I’m finding ways to upcycle them into fantastic new pieces! Here’s the quickest and easiest way to revamp your  tarnished jewels into BRIGHT “like-new” accessories:

jewelry diy pic 1STEP 1: Find old/tarnished jewelry

jewelry diy pic 2STEP 2: Apply nail polish of your choice

neon jewelry diy pic 3STEP 3: Let dry & then ready to wear!

I love this DIY because it’s quick, easy, and just like polishing your nails, you can use nail polish remover and change-up the colors whenever you want! I’ll be sharing more ways I’m upcycling/revamping my old jewelry so be sure to check back (and follow) for more DIY ideas! Have a fun & safe weekend!

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INSTA- blend

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday! Here are some mini moments of what I’ve been up to lately via Instagram…

1044958_452742031488016_707208644_nCatching some rays on the most perfect beach day!4th of July Cupcakes Flag inspired cupcakes that I made for the 4th.4th of july nailsMy Patriotic nails.mini mouse cupcakesMini Mouse cupcakes that I made for a little girls 1st birthday. I was so proud of myself! four seasonsBeautiful Gold door at the Four Seasons. Perfect for selfies!gramercy hotel gardenStayed at the historic Gramercy Mansion for a week for a photo shoot. Woke up to this beautiful garden view every morning! #bliss #MyLifeAsAFashionStylistorioles gameDidn’t think I was a baseball gal, but absolutely enjoyed my first MLB game. Go Orioles! pizza-specific gravityAddicted to this pizza! Bruschetta Pomodoro at Specific Gravity.  shoot setMock set for my DIY video.

Have a great week! And don’t forget to Follow me on Instagram @theblend_tv

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