Youtube-ing is Totally Tubular

Guess what!?! I’ve been youtube-ing lately. I’ve also been crazy busy lately. So I’ve neglected you blog. I’m sorry. Should I get you flowers? Lets never break up again.

So whats been going on lately?  Um.. I’ve been working both jobs. FUN! Went to the Dermatologist and had 2 moles removed. Cool! One of them came back as Abnormal, got it removed and now I have stitches. Not Cool! Lost 9 Pounds over the past few weeks. Yippee! I went to MAC and got lots of new makeup. AWESOME! So lots of different things going.

I need to blog more… and to make some new videos. Any suggestions?

Here are a few of my most current videos I’ve posted.



So ya… that’s all. I’ll be back soon. I promise… But video making is so fun.
xo, Steph
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Oh Martha! | Martha Stewart Home Office Discbound Notebooks Review

I had been meaning to make a funtastic video to talk about the Martha Stewart Home Office Discbound Notebooks by Avery. Honestly… If you know me… then you know that I love me some Martha Stewart. I feel like we’d be best friends… but she’d have a much prettier and more cohesively decorated house. We’d sit on our fancy window seats… what are those called anyways(?)… drinking our tea and homemade muffins (that she made because we all know she would make the most amazing stuff)… ahhh… the life…

Oh ya… back on track. So I was given a super amazing opportunity to review the Martha Stewart Discbound Notebooks over the past month and can I tell you something… ITS SOO COOL. I tend to love school supplies… but since I’m not a kid anymore I have moved on to office supplies. I once said in an interview… for a job… for an Administrative Assistant… that my favorite part of my previous jobs as an AA was office supply ordering. I will also tell you that I did not get said Admin job… but I like to think its because they knew I would order sassy and fun office supplies and not the fact that I totally bombed that question. P.S. I dont even know how to appropriately answer that question… My favorite part of being Admin was transcribing notes… or My favorite part of being an Admin was red line edits. Come on… I like to think my answer just added pizzaz!!

Oh… man… off…topic… again…  So yes where were we… Discbound Notebooks… Martha Stewart… Avery… yes… I remember now. While I love traditional notebooks, I think I love this notebook EVEN MORE. For one… I love that I can move around the front papers… you know… the important dates, random facts, etc. to the back. Normally when you get a notebook its either you keep those in the front or you tear them out. I like them. They are very useful, but I dont want to have to skim through 10 pages that I don’t need on the daily (see that… that was what cool kids say, right?) just to get to my notes. I want to get there and get there fast. Another one of my favorite things is the ability to remove a sheet of paper from the notebook, and then… wait for it… put it back in. WHAT!!!! Normally, I can tear sheet of paper from my notebook and then its gone. Its the little things people.

Another cool thing… and this does not come with the purchase of a notebook… are the accessories. Personally, I have the task pads and the dividers (which are heaven considering that I dont have to open and close those darn latches that I always get my fingers caught in). I still need to get my hands on the calendar insert, my store only had through 2012 a few months ago and I keep forgetting to get in there before they are all gone again. Surely they’ll still have them… its not February yet. ;)

So go on… Go get you one. I should note that I was supplied with the Martha Stewart Discbound Notebooks and accessories, but my love for all things Martha Stewart Office Supplies does not end with these. Oh no. It surely does not. I even have the Binders and accessories for that… which I purchased with my hard earned money, and yes… I do pinch my fingers in the darn latches but its worth it for Martha. And… ya know what? I’d do it again… and probably will. Cause those are cute too. ;)

xo,

Steph

Fashion Friday – Scarves Edition

Listen here folks. I love me some scarves. I don’t know when or where this love started… but I will say its been a fairly recent love letter I started writing.  I’m not one to wear the regular ol’ scarves, mostly because I can’t figure out how to tie those suckers without looking like a total novice, so I mostly stick to the Infinity scarf.  I went and searched for some scarves that I liked and thought I’d share with you the few favorites that I found, some are are fantastically cheap while others are a bit pricey, I’m looking at you $178 Kate Spade!  I actually already own the first two… but I wanted to include them because they really are my FAVORITE scarves. I’m wearing the blue-ish one now. :)

I’m not really sure if you noticed a trend but I like bright scarves at all times of the year… light and heavy… as long as they’re bright then I am happy. :)

1: Leopard Print Infinity Scarf in Leopard from Express $29.90; 2: Leopard Print Infinity Scarf in Sage Mist from Express $29.90;  3: Merona Paint Brush Print Scarf with Border in Red from Target $14.99; 4: Hand in Hand Argyle Scarf from Kate Spade $178.00; 5: Lulu Pointelle & Mix Print Infinity Scarf in Ivory Combo from Nordstroms $20.00; 6: Factory Printed Tissue Scarf in Champagne from J.Crew Factory $29.50; Garden Floral Scarf in Black/Multi from Forever 21 $8.80

Here… I told you I liked scarves!!!

What are your favorite scarves, and where did you get them? I’m on the hunt for a few more. :)

xo, Steph

P.S. The first two scarves from Express are on sale right now for $19.90 so check that out! Wooh!!

Workout Wednesday: Week 1

Most blogs have a day called Wardrobe Wednesday… not me (I have Fashion Friday… take that blogger world haha). Me… I’ve got Workout Wednesday. I’ve decided to start this because a. this is my blog and I can do what I want ;) <– imagine that as an emoticon smiley face, b. I like talking about working out, and c. I need a place to write about it but I don’t want to dedicate an entire blog about (I’ve already got an entire Youtube vLog dedicated to it). So henceforth Wednesdays shall be called Workout Wednesday. Lets start celebrating it. Woo to the Hoo!!!

So Workout Wednesday. Like I said a second ago… I started a YouTube vLog (subscribe… cause its cool). Its about me… working out… and its my accountability. For some reason I have this obsession with myself and I think everyone should want to know what I’m doing… all the time. Ha. Actually. Its really just about keeping myself accountable and if others want to watch then great, if not, thats cool too. I just want to feel like I’m accountable to something other than myself. So here is my latest vLog.

This week I’m focusing on eating clean. Getting in 3 weight workouts and 3 cardio sessions. I’ll figure out next week later this week but for now I’m just trying to get myself back on track.  Eating properly has been easy, and working out has been easier than I thought it would be, I’m still sore as heck. My problem right now is waking up at 4am like I used to. For some reason I am struggling with it. But it’s getting easier. And it will get easier the more that I do it.

Don’t we all wished it worked like this? I know I do. :) 

What are your tricks for getting back in shape after taking a long time off? Does it get easier, not the weight getting off part, but the getting back to that mindset?

Ok. I’ll talk to you later!

xo, Steph

Tights and Leggings… And Sass… Oh My!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine. No nonsense tights and leggings can be found at food and drug stores as well as mass retail stores.

I’m one of those gals who has multiple personalities when it comes to my wardrobe. I’m hippie chic and fancy schmancy. The one thing that combines my style is my love for leggings and tights.  This is super important during the winter… and especially the fall because right now Nashville is like my wardrobe with its multiple personalities. I swear… it just cant make up its mind… Hot or Cold.  Its crazy.

Sweater: Gap, Tank: Nordstroms, Cami: Express, Leggings C/O No nonsense, Boots: Nordstroms, Scarf: Express, Earrings: Express, Watch Charming Charlie


So I’ve been looking for options… cause people… I need options. I like clothes… a lot… and I was trying to find ways to wear my summer attire and make it more Fall friendly. I have denim leggings but I wanted to try something else.  I was given a super fun opportunity to try out these No nonsense leggings (and tights but we’ll get to them in a sec) and I have to say for the price and the comfortablity (I think I just made up a word – I did spell check and it says its wrong) these are great!

Dress: J Crew, Belt: Express, Tights: c/o No nonsense, Pumps: BCBG, Head Band: Etsy

Now lets get to these tights. I’m always looking for ways to spruce up my basic black dress, so I look super cute and of course… work appropriate. These totally made my day. When I saw them I squealed with delight. “Woop! I’m gonna look adorable!!!” And BOY DO I!!!  The other thing… and I know you “fuller” ladies can feel me… Tights that stretch AND have a pattern can look a little stretched out where you cant make out the pattern. Not these. I was really concerned at first… but then I put them on and had no fear. I was looking great. Feeling great. And ready to go out… to work… cause I’m a grown up and I have to go to work… but at least I look sassy. ;)

xo, Steph

Find your pair of affordable No nonsense tights and leggings here. I was sponsored by No nonsense for this opportunity. All opinions are my own.

Feeling Worthy when you have so many Regrets | That time I got serious about me

Surprise Surprise. Guess who’s back. Oh goodness. Its been a few weeks. The olympics finished and then I wasn’t staying up late, watching them. Oh and I’ve started to get my butt back into the gym so thats been nice. I gave myself an over-reaching goal because I wanted to make sure I actually pushed myself… and so far so good!

Onto a more serious topic… which I never do.

I wanted to talk to you all today about something thats I’ve been waiting to share. I’ve been meaning to get together with my buddy to get some pics before posting here, but life has just gotten in the way…. Like usual. So today I’m here to share with you.

When I was younger… in my late teens early 20′s I was a dumb kid. I did a lot of dumb things. Hung out with a bad crowd… actually they weren’t really bad, it was just me really. I was raised to be a good christian girl, and when I turned 18 I rebelled like no other. And like I said. I did stupid things, things I’m not really proud of, things that I’m thankful to have had options for and things that make me feel sad when I look back at them.  I struggled with my inner things, at the time I hadn’t been diagnosed with depression so I didn’t understand why I would have really high Highs and low Lows. Now looking back, and knowing what I know about myself it all makes sense.

I don’t really want to talk about the things, not because I’m ashamed, but really because sometimes you just need some things to remain personal and honestly… I don’t know that I can be that vulnerable on my own blog yet. Its hard to open up to people about extremely personal things like this.

What I do want to share is that for the past few years I’ve been working on me. On accepting myself, my past and moving forward. I know that I will forever have a constant reminder of my past that will never go away but I’ve chosen to forgive myself. It has not been easy, and I still have bad BAD days…. but I see a light at the end of the tunnel. Last year I decided it was time to get a new tattoo. One that meant something special to me. One that would remind me that even though I made poor choices in my life that there is still positivity in my life… and in me.  For a while I was thinking I wanted to get my tattoos on my wrist. One would say I am Worthy and the other would say I am Enough. Obviously I did not go with those 2 choices. I was still torn. Nothing was quite right. I hadn’t figured it out yet. Then one day I was reading a blog. This blog in fact, read it. Its a great one.  And it spoke to me, to my heart. It really got me and the person who I had been.  And those three lines at the very end of the blog post spoke straight to me and right then and there I knew. I knew that this was what was going on my arm.

You are Beautiful. You are Valuable. You are Enough.

After spending so many years feeling like I wasn’t worthy I finally had accepted that those guys in my life before who had made me feel so bad abut myself were wrong. That the guilt I had felt for so long wasn’t necessary. I felt so freed. So on my birthday, I got my tattoo on my left forearm and while no one saw it. I cried a little while Ian tattooed my arm, not because it hurt (it didn’t by the way) but because I knew that this was me finally accepting myself. Letting those horrible feelings finally fly away like the birds on my arm. As I write this I’m actually crying a little.  Since June 2nd I have had a lot of hard days, and a lot of good days. But I will say that when someone stops me and asks about my tattoo, they usually will tell me that its so awesome and that they love what it says. And I smile a little because its just that little reminder to myself and now to them too.  So remember just like I try to daily.

You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.

xo,

Steph

OH MY GOSH! Beverly Hills 90210 makes my heart sing!

O.M.G. People. I almost peed my pants with my 90′s youth screams because of how amazing this is. Ok. Thats not true. I didn’t actually scream… or pee my pants. But I DID get super giddy when this Old Navy Beverly Hills 90210 commercial aired on my T.V. LAST.NIGHT.. I don’t know if I’m behind the times with this commercial but it was the bestest! The BESTEST I just said!  Oh and anyone else think Jason Priestley is still a babe! He’s SMOKIN!  I swear. We are going to get married and have babies. Cute little babies. Sorry hubs!

 

So after watching this commercial it reminded me of my youth. Oh to be young again. Anyway. Wanna see an old school photo of me and my bestie? You know it!  Here you go world. This was Junior Homecoming. My grandma Faye bought me this dress and I wore it like the fancy princess I was born to be. I had the worst hair ever. I don’t know who thought this was cute. I know I was mortified when I saw it and thought it look like poop on my head. Yep. I said it. No need for you to say it. Hehe… Needless to say… I hated my hair but I had so much fun with my best friends in the world, most of whom I’m still great friends with, especially that girl (best friends for 15 years now, woot! woot!) and had a fun night with my date. Oh to be young again. :)

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xo, Steph

Weekly Wears | The “My Camera Battery Died” Edition

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p.s. these are my newest new pair of glasses. They aren’t my bifocals, just my single vision so I can keep an extra pair at work. I brought them home today on accident. But they are the same as my other pair but are the Smoke color.

So this happened today a true story by Stephanie Drummond

Don’t forget the memory card Stephanie“, this is what I said to myself before I left for work. “I want to make an Outfit of the Day vLog using the full length mirror at work. Don’t forget that memory card“. Guess what folks. I left that durn memory card at home. I thought I might be able to record straight to the camera, but I can’t. Lesson Learned. I didn’t feel like getting my real camera out to take some photos so I decided before leaving work that I’d take a few photos with my phone. But then on my drive home I don’t know what changed my mind. Maybe it was the nice sun that was out. Maybe it was because I liked my makeup. Maybe it was because I felt like a pumpkin in my shirt. I don’t know what it was but I decided when I got home I was gonna get that camera, set up my tripod and pose like the next America’s Next Top Model (or ANTM as I like to call it… that’s a lie by the way, I call it America’s Next Top Model, I just wanted to sound cool).

Well… People… I got home and my battery had 1 bar of power left in it. But thats okay. I have another battery… Well… That back-up battery is a gonner. It doesn’t hold a charge anymore. It used to but not on this day. So I ran outside with that 1 bar on that battery and I got all set up. Tripod out. Photo of my super cute purse taken. Remote is ready. And I get that notice. The your battery is dead and we hate you notice from my camera (I made up that last part, my camera doesn’t really hate me, it has no feelings).  So I pull the battery out. Put it back in. And I get 2 shots. Those are the shots above. Luckily they look decent. Yay! So you get 3 nice photos and the rest from my cellular phone. You’re welcome!  So.. yeah… thats my story for the day. Hooray!!

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My Bag from Little Black Bag! ADORABLE!!!

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Outfit Details:

Lush Pintuck & Lace Blouse in Coral, Jewel Jersey Bra Cami in Natural (Express),  Mia Extreme Stretch Jean Legging in Dark (Express), Corso Como ‘Samual’ Boot in Brandy Florence Leather, Shimmering Shell Disc Earrings (Express), Necklaces ( I think they are from Forever 21 but they don’t keep things in stock for longer than 1 week so I can’t link it). Bag is from my pick at Little Black Bag. Its adorable! I love it! I can’t wait to blog about all the goodies I got from them.

Makeup Details 

(Do you even care, I don’t know but I’m gonna post it anyway)

Face:

  • Mac Studio Sculpt SPF 15 in NC25
  • Makeup Forever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream Waterproof Concealer in 5
  • Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser in 20 Light Pale (to hide my bags)
  • MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed in Medium Dark
  • NARS Bronzer in Laguna (for all over the face)
  • MAC Blush in Blunt (for contouring my bronzer just a little bit too)
  • LORAC Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Luminous (to highlight my sexy cheekbones)
  • MAC Blush Powder in Launch Away (from the ‘Hey, Sailor’ collection) its a nice peachy color. I used my Sigma F55 to apply it but would have preferred to use my Sigma F15 but it was dirty. This is really nice to add a light but buildable coverage, I normally like to pack on the blush but today because my eyes were so heavy I wanted a light face.

Eyes:

  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
  • MAC Brow Liner in Lingering
  • MAC Paint Pot in Painterly(as primer used all over eye)
  • MAC ‘Illustrated – Smoky Eye Black’ Kit by Julie Verhoeven (Limited Edition) it contains the following and I followed their instructions for a smoky eye (which I’m not very good at):

- Three eyeshadow in dramatic shades: Naked Lunch (Frost), Wedge (Matte) and Carbon (Matte).
- The tools for seamless blending: #275 Medium Angled Shading Brush and #212 Flat Definer Brush.
- Technakohl Liner in Graphblack for a thin to thick edge.
- Mini Zoomblack Zoom Lash in Rich Black

Lips:

  • L’Oreal Colour Riche in 181 Sheer Linen (I find that I have a hard time with Nude lipsticks but this one is really nice on my lips and for my skintone)
  • MAC Cremesheen Glass in Partial to Pink

Nail Polish:

  • Essie in Gym Dandy

Brushes: I’d say 90% of the time I use my Sigma brushes, the only exception are my 2 MAC brushes that are travel size and I like the way they apply my creme highlighter and my blush.

Full Disclosure:Affiliate links used in this blog post. Don’t feel like you need to use them, but it’s there… just in case you want to. :)

xo, Steph

*Side note: I work at Express part-time, which is why you will find that 70% of my wardrobe (especially jeans) come from there. I don’t wear their clothes because I get a discount. I work there so I can get their clothes with my discount. I’ve worked there off and on for 6 years because I’ve always shopped there. I know I don’t need to explain but I just like to keep it real with my readers. :)

Another Makeup Story | Makeup Monday

Do ya like that title? It makes me think of those Cinderella Story movies, and then there was Another Cinderella Story, and then there was Wait… Just one MORE Cinderella Story. HA! I crack myself up!

Mac Studio Sculpt SPF 15 in NC25  Makeup Forever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream Waterproof Concealer in 5  Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser in 20 Light Pale (to hide my bags baby)  MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed in Medium Dark  NARS Blush in Angelika  NARS Bronzer in Laguna (for all over the face)  NARS Highlighter in Albatross (as highlighter lightly on my cheeks, nose and forehead)  Eyes:  Anastasia Clear Brow Gel  MAC Brow Liner in Lingering  MAC Paint Pot in Painterly(as primer used all over eye)  MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in SuperWatt (all over lid and building additional color in the crease)  MAC Eyeshadow in  Shroom (fluffy brush from eyebrows blending towards the mid lid)  Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray  Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum (2 Coats)  Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Volume #1 (2 coats..ish. I always add a little more to the outside edges so technically 2.5 coats)  Lips:  NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita  NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight

Its Makeup Monday… Its a bit late of a Makeup Monday but hey… Guess what? Its still Monday. :) Today was a messy hair day. I brushed it… sorta. Then added some texturing spray I received from my BirchBox, put in a high ponytail, teased it then wrapped it up and added bobbypins and a crap ton of hairspray. Which, by the way, did not clearly work to keep my fly-aways away. Jerkface hairspray. hehe :) Wanna see how I did it? Well here is a video from the Beauty Department, that’s how I figured out the jist of it.

Oh yes… Back to makeup. Here is what I wore on my face today. I wanted to play up this bright bright pink blush so I kept my eyes simple and just tighlined my inner rim of my eye and some light shadow.  My entire list of makeup is at the end of this post. Enjoy!

Mac Studio Sculpt SPF 15 in NC25  Makeup Forever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream Waterproof Concealer in 5  Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser in 20 Light Pale (to hide my bags baby)  MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed in Medium Dark  NARS Blush in Angelika  NARS Bronzer in Laguna (for all over the face)  NARS Highlighter in Albatross (as highlighter lightly on my cheeks, nose and forehead)  Eyes:  Anastasia Clear Brow Gel  MAC Brow Liner in Lingering  MAC Paint Pot in Painterly(as primer used all over eye)  MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in SuperWatt (all over lid and building additional color in the crease)  MAC Eyeshadow in  Shroom (fluffy brush from eyebrows blending towards the mid lid)  Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray  Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum (2 Coats)  Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Volume #1 (2 coats..ish. I always add a little more to the outside edges so technically 2.5 coats)  Lips:  NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita  NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight
Earrings: Target, Necklace: J Crew (kids), Sweater: J Crew

Makeup:

Face:

Mac Studio Sculpt SPF 15 in NC25
Makeup Forever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream Waterproof Concealer in 5
Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser in 20 Light Pale (to hide my bags baby)
MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed in Medium Dark
NARS Blush in Angelika
NARS Bronzer in Laguna (for all over the face)
NARS Highlighter in Albatross (as highlighter lightly on my cheeks, nose and forehead)

Eyes:

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
MAC Brow Liner in Lingering
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly(as primer used all over eye)
MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in SuperWatt (all over lid and building additional color in the crease)
MAC Eyeshadow in  Shroom (fluffy brush from eyebrows blending towards the mid lid)
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray
Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum (2 Coats)
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Volume #1 (2 coats..ish. I always add a little more to the outside edges so technically 2.5 coats)

Lips:

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita
NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight

xo, Steph

Disclaimer: Affiliate link used in the BirchBox link. Its a really cool company and I think everyone would love it… like a lot!

Kitties Gone Wild | Friday Kitties

I’ve made a decision people. Since you’ve never seen my kitty kitties live I’m going to start making videos of them. I know you’re all thrilled. I know I am. Hubs… not so much. But as long as we’re both happy, mostly me, then we’re golden!  So…. I give you the first week of

 Friday Kitties!!! 

I couldn’t come up with a cool name so thats what you get! Friday Kitties!  I hope you love it!  Who am I kidding.  I know you’re gonna love it! :)

xo, Steph

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