Auburn Pride: June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lets Get Fit Together!

Alrighty ladies and gents let's get going!

Let's be real for a second...
Working out is not "fun".
Working out does not make you feel "great".
Working out doesn't make you look "younger"

So now let me tell you a story!
Running? walking? Ha! never ever could you find me out running or walking.  I refused to do anything active literally till this year. Now I did take dance till I was 17 years old so I did get my exercise for most of my life.  However after that you could not pay me to do any type of exercise.  Then when I came to college all of my friends went to the gym and worked out on a daily bases. This was really strange for me, they always were encouraging me to go with them but I never did.
One night, I just up and decided to go on a walk around campus, next thing I know I was going every night.  By no means was it fun, did I feel great, or look younger... But I got to clear my head, and I felt more relaxed. And who knows maybe those things listed above do happen... just not yet. But never in a million years did I think I could go as far as I have!
I can honestly say I am very proud of myself!

So I challenge my ladies and gents to get out and to get active!

Tell me your story!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Funday!

Is it Monday already?
Then that means it's MONDAY FUNDAY!
Monday Funday
You guys know I am all about owning your Monday and turning it into a Funday!
Fist step of doing this is looking the part.  You can do that by rocking an outfit similar to the one above! Find those skinny jeans that make you say YEAH! Pair it with a cute top and some accessories and make your friends say oooh!

Monday Funday by Alex featuring white jeggings

Button down top

Pieces white jegging
$55 -

Maurices strap sandals

Vinca yellow gold jewelry

Band hat
$87 -
Happy Monday Funday Yall!

Friday, June 26, 2015


My favorite part of the week... Friyay!
Friday! That day of the week everyone looks forward to, why?  Because it means its the WEEKEND!!
So grab your cute fun outfit and head out with your friends!  Throw on the perfect outfit for the perfect night.  It is a proven fact that when you look good you feel good to.  Plus it makes the pictures you take with friends cuter too.  Make sure you think the outfit through though, for example you would not want to wear a dress for a movie night or bonfire.  Or shorts and T-shirt to a fancy restaurant or out dancing with your friends.  You can never go wrong with a cute top with cute shorts like in this picture.
So think your Friyay outfit through and enjoy your weekend!
Happy Friyay!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Jam!

 Here are a few of my summer jammin' songs! Check them out!
1.  The Weekend-Earned It
2.  George Ezra-Budapest
3.  Bruno Mars-Up Town Funk
4.  Ellie Goulding-Love Me Like You Do
5.  Wiz Khalifa-See You Again
6.  Jason Derulo-Want to Want Me
7.  Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney-Four Five Seconds
8.  PitBull- Shake it Senora
9. Taylor Swift-Bad Blood
10.  Carly Rae Jepson-I Really Like You
Hope You Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wear it Wednesday

Wear it Wednesday!
One of my favorite outfits to wear, Pineapple shorts and this blue/green (What I call) Michael Jackson top.  I call it a Michael Jackson top because of the shoulder pads that gives it that extra "umph" and what better day to wear it than on Wednesday? 

Pineapple anything is in right now, and I feel so ahead of my game considering I bought these shorts almost two years ago.  Now that they are so popular I wear them any chance I get!  I got these from a local little boutique that is my all time favorite store! Which of course I say that about most stores...
This one is adorable though, ever heard of Lotus Boutique? You can find them on Instagram or check them out on their blog or website for more cute clothes and accessories!
Hope you Enjoyed!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Everyone loves strawberries... well at least they should!
This is one of my all time favorite snacks to eat.
And it is so easy and delicious you have to try it.
I know I know it looks disgusting.. I mean sour cream? Really?
But trust me you wont regret it.

All you need is these three things:
1. Strawberries
2. Brown Sugar
3.  Sour Cream
Dip the strawberries in the sour cream, then in the brown sugar, and enjoy one amazingly good snack.
Trust me this is one you will want to try!

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday Funday!

Monday Funday!
Is it Monday already? No worries, Mondays can be fun to! So let's do something fun today, I want you to agree to join me throughout the month of July to wear a cute pair of shorts every Monday!
Make your Monday something you look forward to. 
By looking Fabulous you feel Fabulous! And therefore your Mondays aren't as drab.  Make this first day of the week something special!
Post a picture of your Monday Funday outfits on Instagram and hashtag it to #aumondayfunday
Can't wait to see what yall wear!
Happy Monday Funday!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fathers Day

No man comes close to being as important to me as what my father is.  My father is the one that I begged to stay up with at night so we could eat our ice cream in our matching bowls together.  He is the one I can always count on to make me smile or give me a good laugh.  My poor father has sat through countless dance recitals between my sister and I. But is always up for watching a movie with me no matter when it is.  My father is one of the hardest working men I know, he has sacrificed so much for our family I cannot even begin to explain.  If my dad has taught me anything it is to work hard and never give up.  His love for our family and most importantly our Lord and Father is so overwhelming.  I look up to my father in so many ways and hope one day to find a man just like him!  
One of favorite memories of my dad and myself is at my graduation.  Just like he had taught me to never give up, graduating was an accomplishment I could not have had without his love and encouragement throughout the years.  This picture was taken shortly after graduation and it shows our excitement of this achievement.

This is my other most favorite memory of my father and I, this was taken at my senior prom during the father daughter dance.  As you can see we choreographed our own dance and showed off our moves to all of my friends.  He made it a night I would never forget!
Thank you dad, for just being you!

Maggie The Shihtzu

Meet Maggie my precious Shih-Tzu!
She is almost six years old and weighs 4 1/2 pounds.
You can find her on Instagram as @maggietheshihtzu
Maggie was given to me on my fifteenth birthday and was my first dog ever to have.
After fifteen years of begging for a dog, you can imagine my excitement when I finally got Maggie.  She immediately stole my heart with her sassy 4 pound self, and attitude that could fit in a great dane.

Maggie is definitely my child.  Is it possible for a dog to have the same traits as you?
She definitely has a lot of me in her tiny body...
Like her love for pink.
Or her love for dressing up.
Okay maybe these are things I do to her, but I have never heard a complaint...

I do not know what I would do without my precious Mags.
Tell me about your precious baby, I can't wait to hear!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

What to get Dad?
With Fathers Day just around the corner I know everyone is looking for ideas on what to get the old man.  I know I have been racking my brain on trying to think of some things to get him.  It's tough because we know our fathers mean so much to us and have done so much for us throughout our lives that it is nearly impossible to repay them on this one day set a side each year. 

But... Lets try!

What is the perfect Fathers Day Gift?
First look at your father, what are his interests? Hobbies? Favorite things to do?

Here are five I picked...

~ My father loves to golf, so what better gift than a indoor putting green?  My father works from home so it would be perfect to put in his office.

~ If your father is a business man you could him a neck tie! Something appropriate for his job.

~ Everywhere my father goes he takes his cup of coffee with him on the go.  So naturally he goes through coffee cups very fast and is always in need of a new one.

~ My father grills any chance he gets and is always trying new seasonings and spices on meals.  Grilling tools and equipment are a must when grilling.

~ One year my sister got my father some Masters tickets since he loves golf so much... I still haven't topped that one.

A few other ideas...

~ Make your father something special like a picture collage or shirt.
~ His favorite movie or go see a movie together
~ Outdoor equipment for camping or hiking
~ Tools, every dad/man needs tools

Hope you found some ideas!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Funday!

Monday Funday!
How better to spend your day than to wear a fun yellow dress!

This Dress is so fun and easy to just throw on and go. Mondays are looked at to be a miserable day, don't let this first day of the week suck all the fun out of your day.  Instead put on that outfit that makes you feel powerful and turn this Monday into a Funday!

Enjoy your Funday everybody!

Wear it Wednesday

Wear it Wednesday!
This top has taken me two years to figure out how to wear it.
As you can see it is majorly see through, therefore finding a way to wear it and look classy not trashy was quite difficult.  Finally I found a way and look forward to showing off this adorable top to my friends.  You might also recognize this from that movie "The other Woman" where the third girl wears this to the bar as a dress. I am not really the type to try this as a dress however.

Wear it Wednesday!
Hope you enjoyed!:)

Try it on Tuesday

Try it on!
You know that dress or outfit in the store you are too scared to try on?
The fear of "It won't fit" or "It won't look right" or my favorite "What if I like it then I have to buy it".
Take the risk and try it on anyways, don't let this fear hold you back from trying on something you might really like!
When I found this dress I had all those fears, but I didn't let that hold me back!
And now it is one of my favorite dresses!

The back of this dress is probably one of my favorite parts, it makes the dress so elegant.

So don't forget to try it on!
Hope you enjoyed:)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Snack Time

You already know what's about to go down here, so just brace yourself for some yumminess!
This is my all time favorite treat to snack on, it's easy and you can take it on the go!

Step 1:  Melt 1 stick of butter and a bag of marshmallows.

Step 2:  Six cups of rice crispy's.

Step 3: Mix with marshmallows and spread out on pan, make them as thin or thick as you like.

Then you're all done and can enjoy this delicious snack with friends... or just yourself, I won't judge!:)

Get The Look!

Have you seen everyone wearing those adorable headbands?
Want one, but don't want to spend $20 on a headband?
Well don't! I found these two adorable headbands at Claire's for only $5!!
They have different patterns and colors to choose from, and are perfect for these summer days!

I chose these two because they were simple and could be worn pretty much with anything!
Run by Claire's and get yours today!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

What to do in Auburn?

"What do you wanna do?" "I don't know, what do you wanna do?" "I don't know"
This happens everywhere, to everyone! My everyday life consisted of this... till one day I thought id get creative!

This list is specially  created for Auburn but could work really anywhere.
If you're just trying to find something to do with two or three people here are a couple ideas...
  • Go to a park! here in auburn there are many parks like Kiesel, Town Creek, and Chewacla State Park. Go for a walk or run, or if at Chewacla I suggest hike! Take a blanket and hammock and some snacks, and you could have a picnic.
  • Go swimming at your apartment pool, (Don't have one?) call a friend. Chewacla also has great swimming spots up on the pond or down by the waterfall.
  • Shopping!! There are great places all around Auburn to shop.  The closest to Auburn would be Toomer's Corner and downtown Auburn. There is also the indoor mall on Opelika Rd.  TigerTown is probably one of my favorites to go to, it has great restaurants and stores. Lastly if you like the small town feel, go shopping downtown Opelika, they have adorable downtown stores to shop in.
If you're looking for a group of people and trying to find something to do, here are some options...
  • Pot-luck dinner! Save money and have everyone pitch in.  Pick a friends house or apartment and everyone brings a dish. You get a lot of food and for cheap to!
  • Host a movie night, tell each person to bring their favorite candy to share, and you provide the drinks. Throw all the  movie options in the middle and shuffle them, then with your eyes closed pick one.
  • There are always concerts going on in Auburn get online and search! Mostly they're in coffee shops or at one of the parks.
  • Host a game night, everyone brings a game and snacks. (Cards, Dominoes, Board Games, Etc..)
  • If you  or someone you know has a fire-pit have a smores night! Sing songs bring a guitar and just have fun.
  • Go downtown Auburn for some fun dancing with friends.
  • Swing dancing classes are free and held most Friday nights. Go check them out with your friends and have a swingin' of a time.
  • Water balloons was so last year... Fill them up with paint, wear white shirts and have a paint party. (Suggested in a field of some sort)
These last couple are more for girls...
  • Host a spa day. Give each other medis and pedis, and facials galore.  Also try out some new hair styles.
  • Pinterest Party!! You know all those crafts you never do?? have a day with the girls and finally do them.
  • Have a baking day. Bake new things and swap out recipes.
I hope I gave you some fun ideas of things to do here in Auburn!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Those Nails that make you go OHHHHH!!!!

I am obsessed with these nails! I got the idea from a fellow blogger.
When I hers I had to them!
And now I have to share them!

Step 1. Put a clear coat on, and cover each nail completely.

Step 2.  Paint half your nails with which ever colors of your choice.
When painting do it in a downward slope.

Step 3.  Pick a glitter of your taste and put it between the two colors
to really make it pop!

When done you get to enjoy all your friends saying "OHHH I love your nails!"


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