sweet treats and ice cream giveaway winner

ice creambowls | ice cream scoop | spoons | thank you cards 

art | towel | pencil box

notebook | spoons | sweatshirt

Is there anything more summer than ice cream? I’ll never forget the week I spent on Kiawah Island with my family. We had ice cream every night. We tried a different creamery each night. My favorite was called Beaches and Cream. :) Above, I rounded up a few gifts for the ice cream lovers in your life. A few of these would make a cute summer birthday gift and others would be perfect for a hostess gift.


Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the ice cream giveaway! I am excited to announce the winner! Remember, if you win, you get to choose a gift card to your favorite ice cream parlor. Email me at laurlovespink@gmail.com and don’t forget to include your address so I know where to send it. : ) Scroll down to find out if you won!

And the winner is…


@marci24611!!!!!!!! Congratulations Marci!!!! :D Happy National Ice Cream Day!!!!!! :*)

P.S. What’s your favorite flavor? I have two: black cherry and banana cream pie. : )


fourth of july popsicles








As mentioned once or twice, ;*) the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday! I don’t make a special treat every year – last year I made a centerpiece and in years past I’ve made decorations – but when I found these popsicles on Pinterest I couldn’t resist! My mom helped me with the strawberry ones and I handled the blueberry on my own the next day. I have yet to try a blueberry but I taste tested a strawberry and it was delicious! They were not difficult to make at all!

You can find the strawberry cheesecake popsicle recipe here. Thanks Jackie!

Follow this link to the blueberry cheesecake popsicle recipe. Thanks Arlene!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! : )

2015 resolutions inspired by taylor swift


Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with those you love most! On New Year’s Eve, #theyearoftaylor was trending and since Taylor Swift is my all time favorite, it’s only fitting that I turn to her songs for some new year’s resolutions inspiration. I paired lyrics from Taylor’s songs with some quotes I had pinned on my live, laugh, learn Pinterest board. I hope these lyrics and quotes encourage you to fill your heart with whats important and be done with all the rest.

gift guide giveaway winner

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the gift guide giveaway! I am so excited to announce the winner! Remember, if you win, you get to choose one of the items from the gift guide below. Email me at laurlovespink@gmail.com and let me know what you would like. : ) If it’s a clothing item, make sure you include size and color, if it’s the personalized stationery, include color and your initials, if it’s the fair isle throw, again, let me know color… you get the idea. : ) Don’t forget to send me your address as well so I know where to send it. : ) Scroll down to find out if you won!


oversized scarf | graphic t-shirt

slipper socks | fair isle slipper sock | desk pad

umbrella | stationery (also love this) | fair isle throw | throw

journal | stationeryjogger | pajama pants


And the winner is…

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Congratulations, Maggie!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! I can’t wait to see what you choose! Merry (early) Christmas!!!!!! :*)

P.S. Did you guys like this gift guide giveaway? Should I do it again? Do you like being able to choose from a variety of items? Let me know!

p.s. i love these instagram accounts

ps i love

amanda suzanne marshall

Who: Amanda / Website: Marshalls Abroad / Why you should follow: You will wish she was your personal chef:) Plus, she takes you along on all of her adventures.

dr bobby bones

Who: Ruby’s dad / Website: Oh Joy! / Why you should follow: As if Ruby isn’t cute enough, his captions are the best.


Who: Faye / Website: Farfelue / Why you should follow: She lives in Paris!

han shaffer

Who: Hannah / Website: Capture It, Remember It / Why you should follow: She’s cute:*) If she’s not taking pictures with flowers, she wearing them:)

laura peach

Who: Laura / Website: Pinketcetera / Why you should follow: The prettiest Instagram ever

stripes and peonies

Who: Gracey / Website: Stripes and Peonies / Why you should follow: My favorite Instagram account out of all of the fashion and lifestyle bloggers I follow. If you don’t already follow her, do so ASAP as she is in Paris right now!

tori hendrix

Who: Tori / Website: Sitting in a  Tree Design / Why you should follow: Two words: Lucca Valentine

On Fridays I like to share things that I love and this Friday I thought I would share some of the Instagram accounts I love to follow. I would love to find out who inspires you! Leave your favorite accounts in the comments below!

P.S. If you don’t already, follow me on Instagram here!

jean shorts

jean shorts

Low Rise: 12 / High Rise: 12

Boyfriend: 1, 2  / Lace: 12

Rolled Hem: 12 / Frayed Hem: 12

Jean shorts used be considered casual wear, but these days, there are so many different ways to dress them up. Whether it’s with a statement necklace and blazer or a pair of booties and a kimono, jean shorts are definitely a summer staple. They come in a variety of styles and it can be overwhelming trying to find the pair that works best for you. I have narrowed down some of my personal favorites above. As you can see, I am a fan of distressed denim and I am leaning towards the “rolled hem” pair from Free People. I have also wanted a lace pair for some time now and really like the pair from Revolve Clothing. Do you have a favorite pair of jean shorts? What do you like to wear them with?

the little white dress

the little white dressRunning Errands: 1, 2
Sunday Best: 1, 2, 3, 4
A Day at the Beach: 1, 2, 3 (30% off), 4
The Office: 1, 2 (both on sale!)
A Summer Concert: 1, 2, 3
A Night Out: 1, 2 (30% off), 3, 4

I have always been drawn to white dresses. I have about six hanging in my closet right now and yet, every time I go shopping I find myself trying one on. Whoever I am with (usually one of my sisters or my mom) almost always asks “don’t you have that?” My reply, “yea but this one is different!” While I can’t justify purchasing all of these, it only makes sense to have at least one from each category, right? : ) You see, a little white dress is perfect for just about any summer occasion. Whether you are heading to Sunday brunch or a baby shower, one of the little while dresses in the “Sunday Best” category will have you covered. I don’t even think I can choose a favorite from this list because I love them ALL! : ) What about you? How do you prefer your little white dress, embroidered, pleated, or with a little bit of lace?

p.s. i love these bags

these bags1. Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel / 2. Tory Burch Robinson Striped Shoulder Bag / 3. Shiraleah Mini Mimi Convertable Crossbody Bag / 4. Tory Burch Robinson Printed Chain Mini Bag / 5. Cambridge Satchel 12″ Shoulder Bag / 6. Tory Burch Robinson Printed Cross-Body Wallet / 7. Cambridge Satchel 13″ Patent Satchel / 8. Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise

I have never been much of a handbag girl, but lately I keep adding more and more to my wishlist. It may have something to do with all of the pretty pastel and spring colors that they come in or perhaps it is the fact that I recently bought my first (number 6 on this list) and am now hooked!

watercolor dress

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2014-05-12 21.08.06Forever 21 Watercolor Ikat High-Low Dress / VS Lace-up Sandal

It is finally spring time in Ohio! Everywhere you look there are tulips and white and pink trees blossoming. I received this dress as a birthday gift way back in February and have been patiently waiting to wear it ever since. This past weekend, my sister graduated from college. (I could not be more proud of her and P.S. how cute does she look?) : ) I thought this dress would be the perfect way to welcome Spring and I knew the Mount Union campus would be beautiful this time of year. (I was right!) These are my favorite pair of sandals and I wear them every chance I get. I have a feeling that this dress/these sandals might be an outfit that my sisters and I share:)

endless love for summer style

endless love romantic

Urban Outfitters Sundress (second option / third option) / AEO Printed High Top Sneaker (sold out) / BaubleBar Pendant / AEO Floral Bun Wrap / Free People Demi Balconette Bra

Ever since I saw the movie Endless Love on Valentine’s Day I have been dreaming of replicating Jade Butterfield’s effortless summer style. I put together five different outfits that resemble her looks throughout the movie: romantic, flirty, pretty, playful, and casual. From Jade’s drop waist dresses to her grey Converse sneakers, everything she wears looks like she just threw it on on her way out the door (in a good way). It’s not quite time for summer dresses yet (at least not in Ohio) so when I visited my sister in Texas last month I took advantage of the warmer weather and paired my own pair of high tops and with a lace dress for a day of outdoor shopping. As you can tell, I am loving delicate jewelry right now. I like that you can layer a couple of bracelets and rings and the overall look still feels easy, simple, and carefree – exactly what summer should be.

endless love flirtyZara V-Neck Dress (second option) / Dorothy Perkins Ruffle Top / Dorothy Perkins Ruffle Bottoms / Kate Spade Necklace / Chuck Taylor in Natural White

endless love pretty

Free People Dress / Hollister Denim Jacket / Arc Bracelet / BaubleBar Initial Charm Bracelet / BaubleBar Heart Midi Ring / ASOS Branch Ring  / Chuck Taylor in Old Silver

endless love playful

Free People Sunset Romper (romper in movie, sold out) / BaubleBar ID Bracelet / Free People Lace Triangle Bra / Heart Chain RingChuck Taylor in Charcoal

endless love casualUrban Outfitters Dress / Hollister Denim Shirt / Keds x Madewell Floral Sneakers (sold out) / BaubleBar Infinity Band / Friendship Bracelet Watch