Saying Sweet Nothings




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It’s unlike of me to put a bunch of statement necklaces in one outfit, but I just couldn’t pick which one I liked better so I decided that you all should choose which one fancies your taste! As always, I try to make everything in my list lower than $50 because looking good doesn’t have to cost $4,564,185,464! Okay, a definite exaggeration, but you know what I mean.


Tell me which one you liked! And I’m wishing you all a stylish Monday!




Flowers & Mason Jars


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After work, I went to the grocery store to pick up some last minute ingredients for dinner. I wasn’t expecting to walk out of the store with a bouquet of flowers with me but I did. Why? Because they were only $3.00 each!


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It’s interesting how I love decorating my apartment, but I have no vase, so I had to improvise. I used my mason jars to do the trick.


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They look so much prettier in mason jars than what I had imagined them in a longer vase.

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Is it obvious that I have a favorite?


I hope you are all having a lovely day because guess what? It’s the weekend again! TGIF!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry DIY


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A few years ago, I bought chocolate covered strawberries for my grandpa because he’s never tried it before. While I was waiting for my bill, I was surprised to find out that I was paying $10 for only four pieces. I guess it’s my fault because I didn’t check for the price.


A few years forward, Chris gave me a chocolate melter for Valentine’s Day. Our goal was to make chocolate covered strawberries like how I made them today, but not knowing any better, we ended up with fondue. It was messy, and not what we predicted. 

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This is literally what you need to make everything. 

1. Wax paper to place the dipped chocolates on
2. Strawberries (No brainer!)
3. Chocolate of your choosing. I used semi-sweet specially with super sweet strawberries. I just love the mix of sweet and bitter all together. 
4. Shortening is my holy grail for chocolate when it thickens. Just put a pinch in the mixture when the chocolate isn’t as smooth anymore. 
5. Nuts! (Optional) I love the crunch! 

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This is the type I used for chocolate. I find that chocolate chips tend to melt faster and easier. You can either use your microwave or stove to melt them. Lucky for me, I have a chocolate melter, but if you don’t have one, fear not! Use a small pan, put in low heat (the lower the better), and stir. If the chocolate thickens, use a pinch of shortening to the mixture.

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Remember the part when I said that me and Chris ended up making fondue? It was because our strawberries were wet so the chocolate didn’t easily adhere to the fruit. What I always do is rinse the strawberries and air dry them over night. If you don’t have time, just dab them with paper towels. 

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Dip the strawberry and make a mess! Seriously, that’s exactly what I did. Add white chocolate for swirls, nuts, coconut chips, or anything you like with your concoction! It’s very easy to do. 

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The whole thing cost me $8.oo instead of $10 that I spent for four pieces years ago. I definitely have more to share and making them is super fun. 

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Happy Hump Day!

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The Young and Comfortable


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I suppose you can pull this off as a back to school look right? It’s stylish enough to say that you mean business, and comfortable enough for long hours of lectures. I just love this look because this is something I would wear everyday. So, I’m going to link all the items here! Hope you all enjoy!


Happy Fabulous Monday!


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Killing You Softly


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Pink Strapless Lace Crop Lingerie $8.99

essie Bridal Collection 2015 Nail Polish – Worth the Wait $8.50



From time to time, I’ll be posting OOTD like these. I’ll make sure that all the items are easily affordable for all my readers. I firmly believe that you don’t have to have name brand products to accomplish a good look, and I think this just justified that. I hope you all enjoy this collection. I call it “Killing You Softly” since it has an edge as well as a girly look to it.






Happy Monday! 

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*Prices are subject to change



Rattan Ball String Lights — $3 Decor!


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String lights remind me of a perfect warm summer night where fireflies roam, and peace is achieved. At night, I turn off the lights in my living room just to look at this simple decor. There’s something that is just so mesmerizing about it!




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When I found this at Target, I instantly knew what I wanted to do with it. The idea came from Urban Outfitters display of firefly string lights. I really wanted to get it, but the idea of paying $28 for such item was not meeting me eye to eye. I know this didn’t look like firefly string lights, but you get the idea. RIGHT?! So I got this colorful string lights for $3 at Target and this is what I did with it:

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There are 10 lights in the package and it is battery operated. I think this is a really thrifty snag for its price compared to competing stores that would sell them for double. 

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Now I’m just making a mess!

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What’s your favorite decor that you got for a deal!? Let me know! And happy shopping!


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First Thing’s First


I won’t begin this journey without paying tribute to my best friend who even until now, never cease to inspire me. Julien is the most frugal person I know, and that is not an understatement. Her interests in finances helped her set a gritting goal to success. Somehow, she was able to accomplish this by channeling her interests towards that one important goal. When she graduated, she was already hired to a position that she studied for. Within a year, she was able to pay her students loans and managed to purchase a house. Her goal didn’t just stop there. She aimed higher– she was going to retire at 30.


On the subject of retirement, I asked her how she was going to accomplish such a thing. She replied “I don’t want to wait to withdraw retirement funds till I’m 65, I want to retire when in my 30’s. and I’m pretty good at living well below my means so i think I don’t really need a retirement account to fund my lifestyle.” I never doubted her. I knew she was going to retire in her 30’s


While, my lifestyle is no where near hers, I know a thing or two about being frugal. I can’t tell you how to buy a house or pay your student loans in an instant like her, but I can tell you how I live my life in my own little way. I’m frugal because well… Why not?





Now, let’s have fun!

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