March 2015 | Dearest Lou

Pattern Mixing and Driftwood Earrings

Flowy Tunic and Delicate Jewels

Black Sparrow Jewelry and Shades of Burgundy

Rocksbox Style

Tayson's 1 Year Mini Portrait Session


Incorporating Vintage Styles Into Your Wardrobe

When it comes to fashion I'm naturally drawn to minimalistic items with a trendy piece or two thrown in or classic vintage 40's-50's era fashion. Back when I started my blog I incorporated a lot more thrifted vintage pieces into my wardrobe and it's something I would like to start doing once again. 

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An online store that I have recently found many stunning vintage fashion styles from is Stop Staring. I have created a collage with a few of my favorite pieces above. Isn't dress #2 perfect? I would wear that in a heart beat.

Teardrop Necklace

Mouthwatering Cheez-It Mix

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MVCheezIt #CollectiveBias

Do you enjoy watching college basketball during this time of year? My favorite thing about game watching events is all of the tasty food. This Mouthwatering Cheez-It Mix will surely be a hit at your next game watching event!

Floral Top and Charcoal Leggings

Fit to Play Anyway with Playtex® Sport®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FitToPlay #CollectiveBias

After falling off the healthy lifestyle bandwagon during the holiday season, I made a new resolution to start working out and eating better. Sometimes it's so hard to find a good balance between eating right and exercising without going overboard and feeling guilty about missing a workout or eating something sweet.

This year I'm not doing any crazy diets or exercise programs but just setting achievable goals that I can accomplish every week in hopes of eventually getting in the best shape of my life. For the last three weeks what has worked for me is counting my macro-nutrients to make sure I'm getting the fuel I need to stay full throughout the day and going to the gym 3 times a week.

Working out during "that time of the month" can be challenging. Sometimes I find it hard to have motivation to even do small tasks around the house. However, having the right coverage helps me stay carefree and makes exercising during "that time of the month" so much easier.

Toppings Bar with Dreyer's Frozen Custard

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FrozenCustardTime #CollectiveBias

It's no secret that Zaden loves ice cream. Just mentioning ice cream makes this little guy so happy. The last few days have been nice and warm and with warm weather the thought of ice cream sounds refreshing. I told Zaden that we would head over to our local Walmart to pick up ice cream. His eye's immediately lit up and he made his little "ice cream" noise, which sort of sounds and looks like this, except much cuter of course.

We got in the car and headed over to our local Walmart. I knew immediately that I wanted to try Dreyer's New Frozen Custard. The product itself was a little tricky to find since it wasn't located with all of the other frozen ice creams. The product was located at the frozen foods endcap and we almost walked right by it (see photo below). #NameThatWatch Contest: Chance to #Win $500

Happy Monday! Is it just me or did the daylight savings time change mess with your schedules as well? I surely needed that extra hour of rest but I'm so excited that there will be more daylight during the day now. Longer days are the best!

I'm so excited to announce that is having a Name That Watch Contest for their new line of watches that they are launching later this month.

What makes this new watch special

The Watch Face can be made with an Engraved or Color Photo- but there will be many options for men and women available without images as wellAll these watches will have Swiss Movements with a Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal. will be the only company in the world using the watch name that is trademarked. When coming up with a name it's recommended to come up with something unique and one of a kind since there's a $500 cash prize up for grabs,

Entering the #NameThatWatch contest

Entering is simple. (Please read the full rules and guidelines before entering HERE)

Step 1: Follow PicturesOnGold on Twitter
Step 2: Submit your Watch Name through the entry form HERE.

Contest is open now through March 20, 2015 at 11:59PM EST. 3 finalists will be selected by PicturesOnGold and announced the week of March 23. 1st place will then be submitted to the US Patent and Trademark office. It can take UP TO 3 months for the Patent and Trademark office to get back to PicturesOnGold on whether or not it's accepted. If all goes well then first place will get their $500 cash prize. In the event that first place doesn't get trademarked, the second and third watch names will be sent in that order. The winner will be notified via email once the "Watch Name" receives trademark approval. 

No purchase necessary. Purchase will not increase your odds of winning. Limit one entry per person per email address. Giveaway is open to residents over the age of 18 in US & Canada only. The final winner will be notified via email and must respond within 5 days to claim prize. Thank you and good luck.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written for I will not be involved in choosing finalists or distributing prize. 

Library Shoot with Blackbird Photography

Boho Chic and Polette Eyewear Giveaway

Lularoe: Amelia Dress

Beach Look