"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, September 30, 2011

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix + Cream Cheese + Powdered Sugar + Cinnamon= YUMMY!

I think he likes them!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What I wore... gonna be a bright sun shiny day...

Tank F21 $2, dress Target via Goodwill $3, shoes Old Navy sale $5, necklace Lisa Leonard gift from the Hubster. Outfit total  $10!! Holla!!

"I can see clearly now the rain is gone." Love that song! Still scorching hot here in California. I cant wait to show you all some fall clothes, soon I hope!

Happy Wednesday and have a very blessed week! 

Pssst..... Speaking of blessed, check out the Olive Tee "Blessed" tank giveaway here: Olive Tee Giveaway!

dressed on a dime

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Olive Tee Giveaway!

The olivetee

The family and I attended The Crossing Jordan Festival a couple weeks ago and I happened to come across a cool company that makes some pretty awesome clothing. They are called The Olive Tee.

Their slogan reads: The Olive Tee uses simple encouraging statements without compromising style, to share the Word of God.

How amazing is that? 
When I saw the "blessed" tank I was in L-O-V-E. They are not only a really cool company but they are super generous too. They are giving you all the opportunity to win a "blessed" tank of you own! 

Here are the rules:

This giveaway will run until October 11th. To participate you must be a follower of Blissfully Blessed. To become a follower click the "Join this site" button on the right side of the screen.

Entry #1
Check out (link: The Olive Tee) and tell me your favorite item in the comments below.

Entry #2
Share the link to this giveaway on Facebook and tell me you did in the comments below.

Thank you Olive Tee!

Good Luck!! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Favorite Beauty Items

Benefit boi-ing concealer, the best concealer I have ever used! Plus it doesn't settle into fine lines. 

I love this stuff for chapped lips, dry skin and even taming my eyebrows.

I am entering my late 20's so this is a must. It gives the perfect amount of moisture and it exfoliates too.

The best moisturizer with SPF I have ever tried and it smells awesome!  

Bare Escentuals bronzer,  I use this all year long. It adds the perfect sun tanned glow.

It looks crazy but its a great primer for under Bare Minerals foundation and it evens out my skin tone. 

This was a freebie with the primer above and it's a cream blush. The texture and color is fantastic.

This was a freebie too. The color is called Vapor and its a beautiful highlighter for brow bone and the inside of the eye.

This was a splurge for me. My eyes are my favorite feature and my eyelashes recently started to fall out and the became short and stubby. I use half the recommended amount so it will last twice as long. I have only been using it for about 3 weeks.

I wish I had a before picture. I do have mascara on, but I can hardly believe the difference already. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Miss Mommy

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shoetastic Fabulous Thrift Store Finds

Yes, I made up my own word "shoetastic" but no other title expressed my excitement for cute and really CHEAP shoes. Over the past few weeks the thrift shoe gods have once again smiled upon me and granted me the ever elusive size seven shoe. At $2 a pair I could hardly pass up these beauties. One can never have TOO many pairs of shoes right?

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Inspired Mantle

Before: Summertime.

After: Hello Fall!

Everything was from the thrift store. I scored a whole box filed with a ton of fall decor at the Goodwill. My mantle decorations were very inexpensive. The mossy letter mirror and the banner was made by myself links below. Even though its still 90 degrees outside, inside it's beginning to look like fall.

Blackberry Oatmeal Bars

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur white whole wheat flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup jam

Of course I had my little helper.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8 inch square pan, and line with greased foil (I used parchment paper).
  2. Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What I wore.... Another thrifted edition!

I am longing for fall to arrive but here in California we are having a heat wave and the temps have been in the 90's all week. I am looking forward to wearing boots and sweaters because I am so sick of all my summer clothes and I have a strong craving for baked pumpkin delights of all kinds, falling leaves, hot tea, and cuddling under warm blankets. Come on fall, hurry up and get here already!!! Here are some more thrifted pretties for you all to look at. Mostly everything from head to toe was either thrifted or a gift. Have a very blessed week!

Loft top $1, Banana belt $2, Citizens of Humanity jeans (consignment store) $20, Steve Madden sandals $5, Loft purse $2, necklace Stella and Dot (not thrifted) watch gift. Outfit total= $30, almost the price of the necklace!

Batman costume $6 at the Goodwill, Teva sandals $2, getting to run errands with Batman priceless! 

Cape $10, Six Flags 

Look at this beauty. Chocolate brown suade Loft purse $2!!

Lisa Leonard Family Crest necklace from my wonderful Hubby!

Dress $6, sandals $5, purse same as above, watch gift, sun glasses gift, ring gift (below). Outfit total= $13!!

Gift from www.plumepretty.com

Top $1, belt $1, COH jeans $20 (same as above), wedges $2, bracelet Payless $2, same watch Outfit total= $26!!
      dressed on a dime
pleated poppy

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Simple Fall Banner

I used a mens linen shirt that I bought from the Goodwill. I made a template with paper and I lined it up with the bottom of the shirts hem so I could use it to put the string through. 

I just used a plain old sharpie to write the lettering.

Then I hot glued some leaves to add some color. I think it will be a great addition to my fall mantle....  pics coming soon!

 The Shabby Nest


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What I wore.... Totally thrifted edition!

I have been wanting to do a totally thrifted edition of "What I wore" for a while. From head to toe everything I am wearing came from the thrift store. Funny thing is, I like these outfits more than I like some of my other clothes from Macys or Anthro. I wanted to show you that you can be stylish and cute even when you are watching you pennies. Its a good feeling to put a whole outfit together for less than two Starbucks coffees!

Glass ring $1

Top American Rag $1, Shorts Citizens of Humanity $2,  Shoes Nine west $2, belt $1, ring (shown above) $1, bracelet $1. Outfit total $8!!!!

Bracelet $1

Dress F21 $1, cami Loft $1, wedges Steve Madden $5, bracelets $2, earrings $1. Outfit total $10!!!
pleated poppy

dressed on a dime