Closet Hack!

I love life hacks and I love, love, LOVE my closet! It’s the one room in the house that my husband never steps foot in. So I can literally do whatever I want with it! I’ve been rearranging and changing things in it since we moved in, but I finally think I’ve found some of the best ways to organize it. In the process I found an easy switcharoo that I thought I’d share!

This was my closet before:

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What a mess! I have a shelf in there somewhere… All my shirts were dragging the shelf, my pants were on the bottom almost touching the floor and I had things in the floor under the pants. Tsk tsk. So, I decided to change things up and I switched it all around! I put the pants on the top rack and the shirts on the bottom rack. I have a few long shirts that drag, so I put them in the corner with my dresses! Voila! Now My clothes are neatly organized and I have a shelf I can use!

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I rolled t-shirts and sweats and put them on the shelf for easy access. I have much more room in my closet now that I can utilize that shelf!

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BEFORE                         AFTER

 

End Result

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-theposhblonde

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Easy Crockpot Potato Soup

Time for another Pinterest recipe! This one is from the blog Glued to My Crafts, and here’s the recipe. It’s for a yummy & easy potato soup. The only thing I did differently from the recipe is I used a wooden spoon to kind of mash the potatoes up after they were done cooking in the Crockpot. Here’s how mine turned out:

The soup turned out great, and it is perfect for cold winter weather!

-The Posh Brunette

Deborah Lippmann polish + link to freebie!

 

FOR THE LOVE OF THE NAILS

I love painting my nails! Yes, I love going to the salon, but there is just a certain satisfaction a girl has when she paints her own nails and they actually turn out looking great. This love began young, I blame my posh granny! She always had her nails painted and bought me nail polish all the time. When I was little, we would file and paint our nails together. I was a pretty big tomboy growing up, but that didn’t stop me from having the prettiest nails around!

So, today I’m highlighting a nail brand that I love, Deborah Lippmann! Thanks to none other than my posh granny for this love. She got me this set of Deborah Lippmann polishes a couple of Christmas’s ago and I have fell in love with it. Every time I use it I’m amazed at how nicely the polish goes on and how long it lasts. The packaging is also super convenient! I’ve dropped it into my suitcase for trips before, because it has a great variety and I know it has everything I need and because I just love doing my nails on vacation! It’s also great because I can set the polish in the compartments as I do my nails and they won’t tip over. If you are not familiar with the brand I highly recommend you try it! Deborah is a renowned celebrity manicurist whose nail polish and treatment products are of exceptional quality and are affordable. Unfortunately you can’t get this particular set anymore, because it was a one time special, but she has similar sets on her website at: deborahlippmann.com.

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS POLISH

My set has 3 collections: Treatment Nail Lacquer Quartet, Classic Nail Lacquer Quartet and Statement Nail Lacquer Quartet. It literally covers everything you could ever need and want to apply to your nails! The quality is unbelievable as well.

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Treatment Nail Lacquer Quartet

The Treatment Nail Lacquer Quartet includes: Cuticle Remover, Cuticle Oil, Gel Lab Base Coat, Gel Lab Top Coat. Okay, now I’ve got your attention!

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Classic Nail Lacquer Quartet

The Classic Nail Lacquer Quartet includes: Fashion, Sarah Smile, It’s Raining Men, and Single Ladies. I really can’t choose a favorite out of these. They are all so good and rich in color. The consistency is thick and smooth. These go on like a gel without needing any sort of lamp. They also tend to fill themselves in. When you think you have a little spot that isn’t completely full, it tends to fill as it dries. It’s pretty cool to watch! Its also easier to apply without making a mess of it! The Gel Lab Base and Top Coat also work wonders along with these polishes. I’m not typically a fan of base and top coats, but these just work. They all dry quickly and harden well also.

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Statement Nail Lacquer Quartet

The Statement Nail Lacquer Quartet includes: Mermaid’s Dream, Groove Is In The Heart, I Know What Boys Like, and Stormy Weather. This set is more for when you really want to “make a statement!” Mermaid’s Dream is just that…it’s a dream! It’s a VERY fun polish! Stormy Weather has become one of my favorites, because it is very versatile and calm without being too dark. It is a great neutral grey. These also go on similar to a gel, except Mermaid’s Dream of course is a little different, because of the glitter in it.

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Fashion & Sarah Smile, so classy!

I can’t wait to try more of Deborah’s nail polish and treatments! Of course, I’ll keep you informed when I do!

Want to snag a Deborah Lippmann polish of your very own? Go to Allure Free Stuff to enter to win a Deborah Lippmann nail polish in, “Whatever Lola Wants.” Hurry, this giveaway only lasts until midnight!

Until next time gorgeous girls,

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Sick Day Smoothie

I’m working from home today. Yay. Before you get all jealous let me tell you I’m laid up with the crud and will have to go out to work some tomorrow, Saturday, to get caught up. So don’t be too jealous. I managed to drag myself out of bed and decided I needed a vitamin packed punch to kick this bug. So I threw some things in the good ole ninja and now have a “sick day smoothie.”

Sick Day Smoothie

So, now you can be jealous. This simple, 4 ingredient smoothie is delicious!

Recipe:

1 banana
2 clementines
2 tablespoons of cottage cheese
3/4 cup ice

Dump it in and blend! (I use my shorter ninja pitcher. It seems to make smoothies thicker.)

Yes, I know what you are thinking… cottage cheese? Yuck! I took a chance with it because I didn’t have any plain yogurt in the fridge and I wanted the protein, calcium and cultures. A lot of times I add whipped cream to my smoothies for thickness and as a sweetener, but didn’t want that in a sick day smoothie and didn’t even need it! The consistency and taste were both perfect just as it is! I think I’ll be drinking it on days that I’m not even sick.

p.s. I had to come into work for a few minutes before finishing this short post. lol So, don’t type too soon. 😉 Glad I had the smoothie though, it made me feel much better!

If you try it or something similar, let me know what you think!

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So, I turned my hair into a bow.

SO, I TURNED MY HAIR INTO A BOW…

Ready to see how it turned out?

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I’ve seen this hairstyle online a lot lately and have been wanting to try it. I got the urge to do it today and finally followed through. I watched a video, which I really liked that was very helpful and the girl is super cute! I’ll link it below. I don’t have extensions in my hair, so you can see how it isn’t as full as hers, but still looks good. I was surprised at how easy it is to do, however, I’ll need some practice with this. I had trouble hiding the bobby pins. I think it’ll get easier with practice. I also had trouble getting all the lumps out of the hair above the bow, but I used some bobby pins to pin it down and used my fingers to loosen some of the hair up. I think thick, glossy hair would work easier with this style. The only thing I did different was I used a hair band to tie it in a pony tail first and then used a seperate band to do the half pony / bob thing. I just thought that would keep it in place better. I like this a lot and got compliments on it at work. I think I’m going to try to do it with my hair curled. I think that will help disguise the bumps and make it even cuter. I may even do it and then crimp the hair that’s left down. She is right about not making the middle piece too thick. It works easier with a thinner piece. I’ve also seen this piece braided before. So cute!!!

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Kind of messy, but not bad for the first try!

Half-up Hair Bow Cute Hair Tutorial by: Luxy Hair

Have fun girls!

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Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

Time for another Pinterest recipe! This one is made in my very favorite object…the Crockpot! The recipe is from The Recipe Critic and here’s the actual recipe.

These were very easy to make. I stuffed the peppers the night before, kept them in the fridge overnight, and just threw them in the Crockpot to cook during the day. When I got home from work, they smelled amazing. The recipe calls for water, which I didn’t add. I’m glad I didn’t, because they were just a tad more watery than I like. Next time I will probably drain the tomatoes. Anyway, here’s how mine turned out:image

My husband and I had them with Santitas chips (“$2 only!”), and we both enjoyed them. Check back soon to see how more Pinterest recipes turn out!

-The Posh Brunette

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – quick review

imageThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Quick Review (don’t worry, no spoilers!)
2 Posh Peaches went to see the final film to complete The Hunger Games film series and loved it! if you are a fan of the books and have been following the movies, I think you will enjoy it. The effects were great and the story line had a good flow to it. I was very impressed that there wasn’t any forced intimacy for the sake of having a love scene. That is something I despise, so I was really relieved the filmmakers kept true to the story and knew it could carry itself. One thing I didn’t like was that there weren’t a lot of surprises. A lot of clues were a little too obvious, so there wasn’t quite a shock, wow factor or climax toward the end. I was also kind of upset that we didn’t see more of Effie Trinket. However, it was a satisfying completion to the series and I particularly loved the effects and aesthetics to the film. I believe the acting was the best in the series, especially Jennifer Lawrence’s performance.

Checkout my dubsmash that scored me the Mockingjay pin I’m wearing in the photo above.
Effie Trinket Dubsmash – The Posh Blonde

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Effie Trinket & the Posh Cat Burglar

What did you think of Mockingjay Part 2? Tell us in the comments below.

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2 Posh Peaches in Isla Mujeres, Mexico!

Dos melocotones elegantes in Mexico!

The Posh Brunette and I decided to take a little vacation together. We let the husbands tag along. 😉

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The Easternmost point of Mexico, Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres. Facing Cuba.

I visited Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico last year on my one year anniversary with my husband and we absolutely fell in love with it. So, when we decided to go back this year for vacation we asked The Posh Brunette and husband if they would like to come as well! We joined in on a little family adventure! It seriously was so much fun! The island is the best vacation spot and it will be hard for us to decide to go anywhere different, because we just love it so much. There is so much to offer there!

Let’s take you through a tour of what a day in Isla Mujeres is like!

Experience Treehouse Yoga at Playa Norte

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Walking along the beach at Playa Norte we found this Treehouse Yoga studio. For about $8 USD you can take a Yoga class in this adorable treehouse overlooking the ocean. Our instructor was fantastic and she was very patient with us, as we are not professional yogis. The class lasted about 1 hour. We went later in our trip, but it was definitely worth it and if we had more time we would’ve went back.

Rent a golf cart & explore the island.

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Don’t forget to grab a Corona at the drive thru!

Rent a golf cart for about $50 USD per day. Be your own tour guide and explore the island without having to be driven around. This is my favorite part of Isla Mujeres! I love the freedom to drive all over the island. …and yes, you can take a cold one along for the ride. Don’t forget to “give’m hell!”

Visit Tortugranja!

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The Tortugranja (translated: turtle farm) is a very cute and fun place to explore. Ride your golf cart down to Punta Sur / the South side of the island and you will find it. It only costs 30 pesos / $3 USD to enter and the proceeds go toward helping to continue to preserve the sea turtle population. You can see turtles of all different sizes and some other sea creatures like crabs, starfish and urchins while visiting.

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Explore the Mayan Ruins!

Visit the Mayan ruins at Punta Sur! There isn’t much left of the ruins and isn’t really a temple or anything, but what I like about the ruins is if you go in the evening when the tide comes in there are huge waves and you feel like you are on the edge of the earth. It feels like the set of The Count of Monte Cristo with stairs leading down into the unknown at the water’s edge.

Hangout with some cool peeps.

Donate to a worthy cause!

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Feed posh kittens

Head back to the resort for an Eduardo Especial!

Complete some cute nail art while chilling by the pool.

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Make new friends at the beach!

The Posh Blonde was mighty comfortable!

The Posh Blonde was mighty comfortable!

Oh dang, it’s only 2pm? Yes, island time is a wonderful thing!

Go shopping & take some pretty photos.

Cute bags I got on Hildalgo St.

Cute bags I got on Hildalgo St.

…And Don’t forget to go to Church!

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If you are looking for a beautiful island getaway for your next vacation, we HIGHLY recommend Isla Mujeres!

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Yummy Veggie Enchiladas

I wanted to share another easy recipe with y’all that I’ve tried recently. This one I also found on Pinterest (the only place I really get recipes from). It’s for roasted vegetable stacked enchiladas.

This recipe is from Two Peas & Their Pod. Here is the actual recipe. It was no trouble to make, and my husband and I both thought it turned out delicious.

Let me know if you guys try this recipe, and be sure to follow for more Pinterest recipes I make!

-The Posh Brunette

Posh Peach Guide to Fall Necessities

It’s fall! That means sweater weather, scarves, pumpkins, boots, yummy food, and lots of coziness in general. In keeping with the spirit of fall, I wanted share some of the things that I’ve been loving/needing/obsessing over this fall:

  1. White pumpkins: So classy! I still love orange pumpkins, but adding a white one in there gives any fall decor a little something extra.image
  2. EOS lip balm: If you’re like me, colder weather usually means chapped lips. I’m obsessed with the pink EOS, and I apply it approximately one million times per day. Mine pretty much lives on my desk at work so I can grab it easily.image
  3. Simply Nature organic light roast coffee pods: We got these from Aldi, and they are so good. I love trying new coffee types, and this one is definitely a new favorite just in time for fall.image
  4. Hand lotion: Along the same lines as the lip balm, I’m always using hand lotion in the colder months. My current favorite brand is Thymes in the Moonflower scent, which I scored from TJ Maxx (#maxxinista over here!).image
  5. Fuzzy socks: Truthfully, fuzzy socks may be my one true love. I’m pretty much always cold, and in the fall & winter I really couldn’t survive without all of my warm fuzzy socks. The brighter, fluffier, and cuter-the better!image

What are some of your fall favorites?

-The Posh Brunette