// Small Town Girl // Fun Shirts!!//

I have recently purchased a new Silhoutte Cameo 3 and LOVE it!! If you’ve never heard of one it’s the best machine out there to create DIY projects!!  I’ve started designing and creating a few different shirts the last month and I am hoping to expand this and create other fun projects and will share as they come.

If you are wanting anything designed, I can create just about anything you send me!!  Very reasonable pricing and everything is custom to YOU!  Check out a few of my initial projects–

email me at kakhansen3@gmail.com or comment below!

//Groupon//BEST Deals!//

grouponIf you haven’t heard of Groupon or have and just haven’t tried it out… you are MISSING OUT on amazing deals!! Groupon has become my favorite site to look for deals on literally EVERYTHING!  I just purchased a variety box of keurig cups last week and was sent so many good flavors of coffee!! I’ve bought everything from iPhone chargers to coffee to Shutterfly deals!! I always buy photo books and calendars off Groupon from shutterflyShutterfly and literally get them for $5!!!!! That’s like a $30 savings!! You do always have to pay the $7 shipping still, but it’s still the best deal out there!!

One of the best things I purchase on a regular basis is their canvas print deals AND their holiday cards… Printerpix is one of the best I found for holiday cards and I really like the Simple Canvas Prints site as well.

There are hundreds of deals on travel getaways too that I want to try out.

I always check out the ‘Deals of the Day’ to see what is on SUPER sale— today my keurig cups are so I’m putting another order in for them!

Check out the site and use the ‘refer a friend code‘ for extra savings!

Some other favorites I’ve purchased…

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Have fun looking around the site and hopefully you find as good of deals as I have!!!

♥ALynn

//Sunday Sales//

Shoes addict for sure but now New Balance obsessed!! Comfy and can always find them on sale!! I posted my other new favorites earlier this week that I found on 6pm.com but these I found at Athleta… along with my new comfy pants that ARE ON SALE!!!!  I’m not one to take body shots of myself so I did take the picture from Athleta on the pants– seriously wear all weekend and are so versatile.  Link here to the shoes (the maroon are sold out but they still have black).   Link here to the pants– on CLEARANCE and fit true to size!

Just a good Sunday sale I wanted to share! 🙂

♥ALynn

 

//What Workout Gear Would YOU Buy if given $500 to Spend?//

Time for a little hypothetical question and maybe a little Saturday workout motivation – imagine you were walking by a gym and running out the doors came the owner. He races up to you and says – ‘it’s your lucky day – I’m going to give you anything you would want if you workout at my gym for 30 days straight up to the value of $500’!

You’ve got an hour to choose what you want, it can be workout gear, equipment you would use, sports/protein drinks or just anything you would use to help motivate you to workout – what would you get?

If I were asked this question, there are 5 sites I can think of off hand that I would go to right away: Athleta, 6pm.com, BeachBody, Amazon, and Under Armour.  Some of my favorite workout gear that I wear during workouts come from those sites and my weights and other equipment are purchased from them too.  Five of my essentials to motivate my workouts include (click on the pictures to send you to the sale links):

BB Energize
EVERY.MORNING.NECESSITY

EVERUN OMNI 15
Best running shoes I’ve found!! http://www.6pm.com (All brands imaginable!!)

ELITE Bands
My newest workout obsession!! (more posts to come on these amazing new finds!!!)

7/8 Tight- Athleta
Any and all Athleta gear is amazing for both workouts and all day wear!

COMMENT BELOW AND LET ME KNOW WHERE YOUR TOP 5 ARE!! I LOVE HEARING OF NEW PLACES TO GET MY WORKOUT GEAR!!

THE BEST MEDICINE TO ME IS A GOOD WORKOUT– ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE A LITTLE MOTIVATION FROM OTHERS! 🙂

♥aLynn

Shoe Sale!

Who doesn’t like a good sale?!?  One of my favorite websites to find a good sale (not just on shoes) is 6pm.com.  They have every brand imaginable and for the most reasonable prices!! Free shipping on 2+ items or an order over $50 and a great return policy!! I shop the site for myself, kids and husband from brands like Under Armour, Steve Madden, New Balance, Sperrys and The North Face!

My newest purchase is this amazing pair of New Balance Classics and they were half off at the time I purchased!! (click on the picture to take you to the exact shoe)

 

 

Check the site out for amazing deals on YOUR favorite brands!!

ALynn

#Supermodel Got a Major Makeover Just for Fashion Week

Such a neat article on a student at the High School I teach at–

This Supermodel Got a Major Makeover Just for Fashion Week

— Teen Vogue

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Photo: Courtesy of The Society

Sixteen is undoubtedly a very sweet year during which many of us come into our own. It’s also an age of firsts, with prom serving as a proverbial rite of passage and a driver’s license ushering in a new era of relative freedom. No longer an unknowing underclassman attempting to blend in with the crowd, it’s finally time to carve your own path and establish a unique identity.

For Iowa native Maggie Jablonski — a high school junior who manages to squeeze in homework between fashion shows and photoshoots — the process of self-discovery carries a bit more weight than for your average teen. “I did Marc Jacobs that season that he had black, short wigs,” she said, referring to the designer’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection. “Ever since then, I wanted a black, short cut so bad.” Unlike most impulsive adolescents, Maggie didn’t immediately indulge her beauty fantasies by hacking off her honey brown hair and grabbing a box of inky dye at the drugstore. When you serve as the face for labels like Prada (she appeared in the house’s spring ’14 campaign with strands temporarily tinted brown-black) and walk the runway at Chanel, Phillip Lim, Sonia Rykiel, and Vivienne Westwood, tweaking your look can result in major career consequences.

But after the idea of lopping off her length and opting for a rich shade of espresso was planted by Maggie’s team in the U.K., a “big meeting” was set up with not one, but three agents at The Society in New York City (a company that represents catwalkers like Kendall Jenner, Natalie Westling, and Lindsey Wixson) to strategize. “The idea was to go back to my natural self as opposed to being someone I wasn’t,” Maggie explained, which sounds fairly simple…if you weren’t discovered at the ripe age of 12 and spent your formative years flat ironing your curls into submission every morning. “When I was younger, I hated my curls, because my oldest sister has straight hair, and I would be so jealous. I was like, ‘Why can’t I have this easy head of hair to deal with?’” said the model. After scanning through images of potential muses like Madonna, Daria Werbowy, Jacquelyn Jablonski (no relation), and Mica Arganaraz, a vision was conceived and mane master Michael Angelo at Wonderland Beauty Parlor was put in charge of its execution. Four hours, a few inches, and a “power read” through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows later, “perfect little spirals” had seemingly sprung up above Maggie’s shoulders.

Photo: Courtesy of The Society

Seeing as hair is intrinsically tied to one’s identity, Maggie not only rediscovered her texture, but tapped into a new side of herself: “It’s given me a new personality that I get to explore,” she said. “I feel a little bit more like a rockstar than I did before.” Naturally, a new cut and color are only half of the equation, as she traded in her basic black eyeliner for bold strokes of blue and subtle bands of brown. She also keeps her cropped Acne jeans and a denim romper on heavy rotation — drawing style inspiration from her “sort of boyfriend” currently living in London,Reese Cooper (also a rising star in the fashion scene). And the reactions she’s received thus far from her classmates and casting directors is overwhelmingly positive: “I only went to three days of school [before I had to leave for NYC], but everyone said, ‘Wow, this is so different!’ In Iowa there aren’t that many crazy events that happen,” she laughed. Industry insiders also recognized the change, but not having seen her curls before, many asked if she got a perm, to which she replied, “No, this is just me!”

And being you — whatever that entails — is the message many designers are trying to project after years of recruiting ranks of similar-looking models. “At the Louis Vuitton Cruise show, there were girls with straight hair; there were girls with curly hair; there were girls with pink hair; there were girls with shaved heads — everyone was embraced and that’s why it was cool,” said Maggie, referring to distinctive faces like Tamy Glauser and Fernanda Hin Lin Ly who were cast not only as catwalkers, but as characters. “Maybe they’re trying to show that it’s not just tall, skinny girls with long hair who can wear these clothes — it’s girls from all over, all different ethnicities, all different hair colors, and all different hair types.” Though the spring 2016 season is only just beginning, Maggie is hoping this idea of inclusiveness will continue to trend, and her curls, cut, and fresh color will be welcomed with open arms…and remain sans extensions. The only place she plans to slightly conform and stick to tradition is prom, noting that she’ll take her Brit-based beau as her date under one condition: He has to be “willing to wear a suit.” Otherwise, breaking the mold — and marching down the runway to the beat of her own drum — is on Maggie’s agenda.