5 Things I’m Loving Now

Out of the camera

Sunshine   70s

1. The Pioneer Woman Photoshop Actions. If you don’t have Photoshop Elements to edit your photos, it’s fairly inexpensive and you can also download a 30-day trial for free on the Web site.

Then head to the Pioneer Woman’s Web site and download her fun photo enhancements for free. With just a click of a button, you can apply all kinds of effects to your photos like the ones above—the top picture is straight out of my camera, the second one is called “Sunshine,” and the one on the bottom is called “70s.” How fun is that? Just go to the Pioneer Woman’s Web site for the downloads and tutorials.

2. Pinterest

The idea behind this fun Web site is that you can waste entirely too much time daydreaming. 🙂 You can go to the categories that interest you, like Home Design, Recipes, Travel, etc and “pin” items from other users that you like, then you can organize them all in one place on your “board.” You can find fun stuff like this:

Thailand Festival
Source: Lisa Greenblott

Floating lantern festival in Thailand. Isn’t it gorgeous?! I just joined Pinterest, and I can already tell it’s gonna be dangerous.

3. Origins Silk Screen Refining Powder Makeup. Origins is a mostly natural, plant-based skincare and makeup line that I’m a big fan of. I am just in love with this powder—hands down the best powder I’ve ever used. It’s great at evening everything out and just giving your skin a smooth glow. The brush is pretty great too—it gives a really even application of powder. And I’m also pretty much sold on buying this product from Origins, because I’m not getting any younger over here!

Origins make-up

4. My new Sanuks. These are flip-flops made from—wait for it—yoga mat! They are so comfy and squishy and supposedly last forever. When you walk around in flip-flops as much as I do, they have to be comfortable! They’re cute too. I got mine at Val Surf here in Pasadena, but they sell them lots of places—check out the Web site.


5. Random treasures from the depths of my closet. When I was *still* unpacking today I came across this purse I got on a cruise to the Dominican Republic in third grade. I’m sold—it’ll be totally cute with a casual dress at a beach party this weekend, and I didn’t even have to spend any money. Plus, I’ll just tell everyone it’s “vintage” and I “thrifted” it (no one needs to know that means it made a triumphant return from the back of my closet).


Are you loving anything lately?

beauty, photography, fashion, Pinterest



  1. I’ll tell you what I’m loving lately . . . this blog! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for introducing yourself. Your photography is beautiful and this site looks like a lot of fun. Can’t wait to follow along! Just followed you from 2 different accounts on Twitter, too (TammyPalmTrees and TheDisneyDork). I love Cali and want to explore more of it, so it will be fun to do that through you!

  2. actorsdiet says:

    i am LOVING pinterest! i just joined.

  3. I’m loving your blog and this might be my fave post so far. I like it when friends share what excites them and what products I should be looking out for.
    Speaking of skin care and makeup, I’d LOVE for you to be my first Mary Kay customer in California! Let me know if I can send you some samples.

  4. pinterest is a bedazzled and beautiful black hole that I like to fall into.

  5. Pinterest is THE BOMB! I could stay on that website for hours haha 😀

  6. I still havent checked out pinterest. Im afraid if I do I’ll have a new obsession on my hands. 🙂

  7. thanks for commenting! 🙂 i love your blog too! (great minds must think alike)

    i want those yoga mat sanuks!!!!

  8. thanks for stopping by my blog girl! yours rocks as well 🙂 I am loving sweet potatos right now, I am eating massive amounts as I type haha!

  9. i love posts like this! you get to find out about so many cool products this way 🙂

  10. I’m completely loving this post!!

  11. I JUST discovered Pinterest and I am in love…can spend age perusing all the random postings/ideas!

  12. You capture some fantastic pics Casey!! WOW!! I’m on the search for powder and will take a cure from you!

  13. I am going to have to have my own floating lantern festival! I think they are so beautiful! Loving your flip flops, I’m a Florida girl so I basically live in them! I’ve seen these ones but haven’t tried them on. I recently got a pair of Reefs that are super comfy and have a cute black croc like pattern!

  14. Oh I just discovered Pininterest and I love it!!! Simple and fresh and total eye candy.

  15. I have that exact purse! My sister in law bought it for me probably 10 years ago and I bust that thing out every now and then because it’s so cute. How funny! Oh, and Hi! I’m visiting for the first time. 🙂

  16. I’m definitely going to check out The Pioneer Women’s Photoshop actions. I have a pair of Sanuk flip flops and they are my favorite!! So comfortable!

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