May 2, 2015

12 Sleepy Pups Who Look Adorable Taking a Snooze

Whenever I see my puppy Candy taking a snooze in the middle of the afternoon not only am I jealous, but I love how cute and peaceful she looks. She gets to zone off in the middle of the afternoon while I work and occasionally I sneak a few glances at this adorable pup that just looks too cute for words. Candy knows how to sleep in several different positions too. I'll find her curled tighly in a ball, her head against a pillow, or her legs spread out all the way while she's taking a nap on her stomach. Whatever position she chooses is adorable!

When dogs sleep they often have puppy dreams, and I always wonder what Candy's are about. Is she dreaming of another friend that she's playing with? Is she running after her ball in the field? Whatever she dreams about I have to wonder as I sometimes watch her legs twitch and her body move. From the looks of it she experiences what has to be some pretty intense dreams!

Since we already established that dogs are adorable especially while they're sleeping, I decided to find -- okay stalk -- some pretty cute pups on Instagram. Here are 12 #instapuppy snoozing dogs that I find absolutely adorable, and of course one of Candy's pictures made the list too. ;)

1. I'm Not Sure What This Position is, But it's Cute! 

2. This Shiba Inu Pup isn't Afraid to Sleep in a Plastic Storage Basket! 

3. My Little Miss Morkie Loves Sleeping on Pillows Like She's a Real Human. Wait, isn't She?! 

4. Macy the Morkie Sleeping on the Corner of Mom's Computer While She Works!

A photo posted by MacyTheMorkie (@macythemorkie) on

5. This Lab Thinks Sleeping on Tile is Sooo Comfy! 

6. This Pup was Thinking: Ahh Dad Just Got Back From a Workout, Now I can Sleep

A photo posted by Mr. Louis Pierre (@mrlouispierre) on

7. Time to Nod off into Sleepy Land...

8. Life is Just so Ruff! 

9. Peek a Boo, I See You! 

A photo posted by Sunny & Judy (@sunnyandjudy) on

10. Nap time in the sunshine

A photo posted by Autumn (@sugarcoma75) on

11. Sweet, Sweet Puppy Love

12. Time for Some Sweet Dreams...

A photo posted by Kirby (@kirbztagram) on

4 Eco-Friendly Frocks on Celebrities that are Inspiring Change

Whenever actresses take a stand and infuse eco-friendly fashion into their wardrobes I am inspired. These women have the ability to touch lives, and what better way to do it then with eco-fashion. With this small act of kindness they're reminding us all that it's the little things that matter and it's the daily choices that we make that can help save our earth. I love that a Hollywood star can choose a gown for an event that's not only gorgeous, but made of eco-friendly materials. Here are 4 stunning dresses that some incredible actresses recently wore:

1) Gina Rodriguez at the 2015 Oscars

Actress Gina Rodriguez went to the Oscars this year wearing an eco-friendly gown made out of environmentally friendly materials. I happen to love this actress and the show she stars in called Jane The VirginThe gown is actually a part of Suzy Amis Cameron's eco-fashion campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress. Gina looks beautiful in a dress that's fabulous and eco-friendly! 
2) Olivia Wilde is the New Face for H&M Conscious Exclusive

Olivia Wilde is the new face for the latest Conscious Exclusive campaign for H&M. The actress is already known for her commitment to environmental and humanitarian work, so naturally she is the perfect fit for the luxurious eco-friendly clothing line. I can't wait to check it out! 

I also have to mention that I think it's amazing that H&M is using their brand name and fashion lines for good. The H&M Conscious Foundation recently donated $100,000 to support the organization Save the Children to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal! 

3) Jessica Alba Stepped out in Eco-Friendly Studio One Eighty Nine Pants

A few weeks ago Jessica Alba who already has an eco-friendly lifed called The Honest Company stepped out in a pair of eco-friendly pants. The stylish pants are from her friend Rosario Dawson’s new eco-friendly line of clothing and accessories called Studio One Eighty Nine. This company uses eco-friendly material like recycled glass beads and vegan leather to create stunning bags, jewelery, and clothing. I checked out the site and they really have some incredible pieces, like this tote.

4) Emily Blunt Wore a Tory Burch Eco-friendly Dress at TIFF
via RCFA

Who doesn't love Emily Blunt? Even though I didn't like Into The Woods, I loved seeing Emily act in it. She always comes alive on screen. Well, in 2012 the stunning actress wore a white dress created out of fabric scraps of previous dresses by the well known designer Tory Burch. What was cool is that the dress was actually created to be a part of the Green Carpet Challenge. This incredible challenge was created by Livia Firth, who is married to the ruggedly handsome Colin Firth.

I love that all four of these ladies are inspiring change not only in their own lives, but they're making it visible through eco-friendly fashion choices that make sense. I only hope that we can inspire to do the same too! 

Apr 29, 2015

4 Gadgets I Never Thought I'd Own

Recently I've become quite the gadget geek. A year ago if you would have asked me if I would ever try a Kindle I would have responded with a resounding "No!" It's not that I have anything against a Kindle or any gadget for that matter, I just thought I didn't need it or wouldn't use it. Wow was I wrong. Today I have several techy items that I swore I wouldn't get. However as the world changes so do I, and here a few techy things that I love that I never thought I would own.

Hello, iPhone


When I had my Android a few years back I used to tell my boyfriend that I would never switch over to an iPhone. I was convinced that an Android was the best cell phone out there. Well I finally gave an iPhone a try about a year ago (I have the iPhone 5s), and I am hooked. Not only do the apps conflict on this phone a lot less than with the Android, I can take screen shots and do a bunch of other cool things. The only frustration is that sometimes I download SO many apps I don't have enough space to update my phone. Oops!

Entertain Me Kindle Fire

I used to think that a Kindle Fire was so cool, but I never thought I would use it. Why would I need a Kindle when I could do all that and more on my cell? Well, BK gave me one for Christmas last year and I've loved it ever since. You'll find me late at night in bed watching my favorite TV shows on Hulu. This is mainly what I use my Kindle for -- watching TV and occasionally reading. I used to play games but quickly got bored. The Kindle is quickly improving now too with awesome features like the ability to contact customer service on your Kindle itself if something weird happens while you're enjoying the entertainment. And I don't know if it's just me but I'm experiencing far less problems like my Kindle randomly turning off on me. The battery lasts for forever too! I think I've watched four shows in a row (shhh don't tell anyone). Plus they're super affordable unlike the iPad. Sorry, iPad users! ;)

Take Me on an Adventure Kindle Paperwhite

This by far is my favorite gadget and this is the last technology accessory on earth I thought I would buy. I have always been a huge fan of books. I love their smell, turning the pages, and looking at the pretty covers. What sold me on the Paperwhite though was just how many books you can store on it and the backlight that adjusts in any room or outdoor space. I thought about getting a Nook but after already being familiar with my Kindle Fire I decided to stay loyal to Amazon. Just joking, I read about it and it sounded like the perfect accessory for me to encourage me to read more.

Also, after I discovered how much easier it was to read a book on a small tablet as opposed to bringing a bulky book on my travels it was a no brainer! I now bring my Paperwhite with me everywhere and find myself "collecting" books even though I will never run out of space! Speaking of reading, I need to start reading again. My Paperwhite makes it simple to read on the go because it's lightweight and easy to stick in your bag or purse. I love it, seriously.

Make Me Fit Fitbit and Polar FT4

This is one accessory that I haven't used a lot and I'd like to start using it again. I don't think I read enough about it and I quickly grew tired of it. I like that it vibrates when you have met your walking goals -- but I guess I was looking for something to motivate me more, which is why I prefer workout watches that count calories by using your heart-rate. I got the Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor and working out has never been so accurate!

What gadgets aka technology accessories have you purchased that you thought you could live without?