Link Love- 10/12/15

Happy Monday! I have been so busy with school work, so I was kind of in a rush to get this post up. But recently I have found some really great articles and blog post that I would really love to share with y'all!

Get your Autumn Essentials in line!

This yummy no-bake chocolate tart looks delicious!

So I hope y'all enjoyed these links! Have a great monday!

xo, Jordan 

Pinterest Roundup- Fall Fashion

 Hey y'all! In the past, one of my most viewed post was my Pinterest Roundup- Summer Fashion. So with fashion being my favorite part of fall, I thought it would be the perfect time to do one. If you would like to see more outfit pins, you can follow me on Pinterest to see a lot more! 

So what was your favorite outfit? Let me know down in the comments below! Hope you enjoyed, have a great day!

xo, Jordan 

Happy Birthday Obie!

Happy Birthday Obie! It feels like just yesterday that you came home with us. Days would be so boring without you and whatever you decide to got into that day! Even though you can be really annoying sometimes, I am so thankful you! 

xo, your sister!

Staedtler Pen Review

I recently purchased these Staedtler Pens so I could color code my Lilly Pulitzer agenda. They are little on the pricey side, but they are so worth it! I absolutely love them! I was nervous that they might bleed through paper, but they don't at all! So if you are looking to purchase some colorful pens, I would totally recommend these! Let me know down in the comments below what brand of pens is your favorite? 

xo, Jordan 

October Inspiration Board

Happy October Y'all! I am so ready for boots and scarfs and all that kind of stuff! So to get you excited about fall I have created an inspiration board. Where I live it dose not get that cold, so any opportunity I get to where boots, I'm on it! 

So I hope you enjoyed! Let me know down in the comments below what your favorite part is of the up coming holiday months. Have a great weekend!

xo, Jordan

why I love fall...

 Fall is by far my favorite season. I love just love everything about it, but a few of my favorites are… 

These are just a few reasons of why I love fall, but the list goes on and on. Thanks so much for reading! Have a great weekend!

What is your favorite season?

xo, Jordan 

Morning Playlist

What kind of music you listen to influences how you feel so much! So I have created a playlist of my favorite songs to listen to while I'm getting ready or eating breakfast! These songs help me start my day off to a good start and in the right mind set!

So I hope you enjoyed this playlist! What is your favorite song to listen to in the morning? Let me know down in the comments below! Thank you so much for reading, y'all are awesome!

xo, Jordan

How I Organize My Lilly Agenda

I debated a lot on which planner to go with, Kate or Lilly. I ended up going with Lilly because of all the colors! So far I am very pleased with my choice! I chose the print Scuba to Cuba because I just love all the colors. And I went with a large so I would have plenty of room but without it being to bulky to carry. So today I am going to share with you how I organize it!

        Color Code. I purchased Staedtler Pens which I absolutely love! They are kind of pricey but are so worth it. There is a great selection of colors and they quality is great! Also, the pen does not bleed through the page. On the "to-do list" section I added a key of which colors stand for which(ex. pink= school).

 Monthly Calendar. I use the monthly calendar for big events, such as meetings, due dates, and other important reminders.

 Weekly Calendar. This is the section I use most! I use it for homework, todo list, and etc. Usually what I do is in the morning I write out everything happening and what I need to do for the day. This helps me start the day off a little smother and giving me heads up for whats happening for the day!

Overall I love the my planner! The one thing I would do differently is get the planner without the spiral. The reason is when the planner is in my backpack the spiral gets bent on other books. So how do you organize your planner?

Have a great week!
xo, Jordan 

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Mini Drugstore Beauty Haul

Hey y'all! So this past week I discovered that I had almost a $100 worth of Walmart gift cards! Crazy, right? So I wasn't really sure on what to spend it on, but I decided I would use it on a couple beauty products. I didn't want to spend all of it, so I got all of the stuff below for under $50(plus I got free shipping!).

Essie is by far my favorite nail polish brand! All the colors are super cute and classy. Also, the quality is great too! The colors I purchased were mint candy apple, topless and barefoot, and mob square. I am very happy with all the colors, but I think my favorite is topless and barefoot. It is so classy and clean!

The next thing I purchased was the a Cetaphil face wash. I usually use Clear Proof by Mary Kay, but I ran out so I had to get this. But, so far its working really great though!

I had heard great things about Maybelline Lash Sensation, so I just had to try it out! It is not clumpy at all and the brush is great! I would totally recommend it to anyone!

Ok, so if you know anything about me you know that I am in love with EOS lip balm. So when I saw EOS shave cream, I knew I had to have it! So far I really like it. The cool thing is that you can shave wet or dry, which I think is pretty awesome. The only thing I do not like about it so far is that it clogs up my razor. But overall it is a pretty good product.

What is your favorite drugstore product? Let me know down in the comments, I love hearing your opinion on things! Thank you so very much for reading! Have a great rest of the week!

xo, Jordan 

September Inspiration Board

It's September! It feels like just yesterday I was starting this blog in January! So I hope everyone had a great August and is ready for September! I don't know about you but I am ready for fall. Boots, scarfs, sweaters, and all that good stuff! Pretty soon I'm going to be posting Christmas gift guides! What is your favorite season? 

So I hope y'all enjoyed this September Inspiration Board! Thank you so much for reading and I love hearing from y'all so let me know what you think down in the comments below. Have a great week!

xo, Jordan

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Morning routine

Hey y'all! Sorry it has been awhile, I have been super busy with school starting. Today I am going to share with you my morning routine! Now I am going to be completely honest, not every morning goes this smoothly! So let's get started!

7:00: Wake up!(tip: put your alarm clock across your room so you can't keep hitting snooze while your in bed! You actually have to get up to turn it off!)

7:10: Take a shower. I wash my hair every other day, so today I did not wash my hair.

7:25: Get dressed and finish getting ready. Every Sunday I plan out all my outfits for the week, so that eliminates trying to find what to wear!

7:45: Eat breakfast. Today I had peanut butter toast!

8:15: Realax. I usually finish any homework I have, blog, or watch TV.

8:55: Leave for the bus.

And that is my morning! How do yours usually go? Are the calm and relaxed or crazy and rushed. Let me know down in the comments below! Have a great week!

xo, Jordan

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Liebster Award

First of all I want to give a huge thanks to Cat from The Byrd Book for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I am so honored to be nominated for this award and I can't wait to pass it on to other bloggers! So without further ado, lets get started! These are the following questions given to me by Cat, that I will be answering for you to get to know me better!

When did you start your blog?
I first started my blog back in January. I thought what a perfect way to start the year off with writing a blog.

Why did you start it and what inspired you to do so?
I started Braids and Buttercream as a way to express my creativity. I have always loved the idea of having my own business as teen, and I thought blogging was a perfect fit! I didn't really have one thing in particular that inspired me, just pretty much all Fashion and Lifestyle blogs inspired me!
What is the main theme of your blog?
I don't really have a main theme, but if I had to pick one I would probably go with lifestyle. I blog about pretty much anything that crawls into my mind!
What are some of your favorite blogs to read?
My favorite blogs to read are Southern Curls and Pearls, Navy Striped Peonies, and Look Brooke! I think each of these bloggers put so much effort in each post and I look forward to reading! 
Which blog post are you most proud of?
I can't pick one in particular, but I think my favorites would have to be August Inspiration Board, Rise and Shine Room Inspiration, and Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.(the cookies are to die for!)
What are your hobbies?
I take dance, and that pretty much takes up all my free time. But I do enjoy photography, blogging, and does shopping count!
Are you still in school? If so what year?
Yes, I am in the 8th grade!
What's your favorite color?
I like any pastel colors and gold!
How would you describe your style?
My style could probably be described as southern prep, but I wouldn't really classify myself just to one style! 
Where do you want to travel?
I would love to visit New York City! I think it would be so cool to go to Time Square when Good Morning America is being filmed, and of course for the shopping too!
How much do you love your readers?
I love my readers just as much as I love Lilly Pulitzer...and that's a lot!!!! I look forward to reading your comments and emails! Your comments make my day! Y'all are the best!
So that is all the answers I have for you today! For my nominees, I would like to nominate...

1. A Peachy Sonder 
2. Sequins and Strawberries 
3. Pursuit of Prep


Your questions will be:

How did you name your blog?

Where is your favorite place to shop?

What is one of your biggest pet peeves?

Do you have any animals? If so, what kind are the?

What do you like to do in your down time?

What is your favorite item in your wardrobe?

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

What is your favorite part of blogging?

What is your favorite movie?

Why did you start your blog?

What is your favorite brand of nail polish?

Thanks for nominating me Cat!

xo, Jordan

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How to Save Money as a Teen

I am what you could say a save-a-holic! I love to save my money! I guess you could say its a lot better than the alternative, but when I have gift cards from my 10th birthday and I am 13 you could say I am a little crazy about saving! But I do know a lot of people my age that cannot save money at all, they will spend everything they have. So today I am going to share some tips to help you start saving more money!

Budget how much you want to spend for certain things. The way I do this is I have envelopes with different labels on them(ex. New phone, spending, offering, and etc.) and when ever I get money I add to my envelopes. I don't divide my money equally into the envelopes, I just add to each one based on how much money I need to spend for that category. For example with school coming up, I added more money to my shopping envelope so I would have more money for clothes.

Allow yourself to spend some money. This one might sound ridiculous because I am sharing tips about how to save money but I'm telling you to spend it, but it really is true. If you allow yourself just a tad bit of spending money in a week or month, it will allow you to get something you want or need but at the same time you still have some money saved up.

Put a certain percent of everything you earn into to a savings account you cannot touch. For example, I put 25% of everything I earn into a savings account in which I cannot touch. Your percent can be lower or higher than this, what ever works best in budget.

Don't go spend it right away. I know this is pretty obvious but don't earn $5 for taking out the trash and them go ask your mom to take you to the store!

Thats all I have for you today. Now, if you have any tips on making money, feel free to let me know! I still haven't figured that one out yet! So I hope y'all found these tips helpful! Leave down in the comments what y'all do to save your money! Thanks so much for reading, have a great week!

xo, Jordan

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Riding Boots Under a 100

With fall coming around the corner and riding boots being a staple in my fall closet, I thought I would share with y'all some of my favorites that are under a 100 dollars. And let me tell you, some boots are REALLY expensive. So I wanted to share with you some super cute boots for a reasonable price.

What is your favorite item in your fall wardrobe? Let me know down in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading! Have a great weekend!

xo, Jordan

Back to School Haul

Hey y'all! It's that time of year, school is coming up really quickly! Over the past couple of days I have been back to school shopping. Today I am going to share with you what I have purchased.

{jeans from Hollister}

{Cardigan and Tank top from Areopostale}

{baggy tees from Old Navy}

{Cardigan, striped tank tops, and shoes from Target}

{3/4 length shirt from Target}

So I hope you have enjoyed my Back to School haul! Are you ready to go back? Let me know down in the comments below. Have a great day!

xo, Jordan 

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Daily Haircare Routine

I am kind of a snob when it comes to how I care for my hair. I always have to wash my hair on a certain day. I think its my OCD kicking in! So today I am going to share with how I take care of my hair.

So I use Bed Head Re-energize. I wash my hair every other day. I know people who can go 4-5 days, but I also know people that have to wash their hair everyday. I don't think there is a right or wrong way, I think you just have to find what works best for your hair.

When my hair is wet I will use It's a 10 leave in. This leave in acts a detangler and helps keep frizz under control. And it smells amazing too!

Also, my all time favorite brush is the wet brush. It is supposed to be used when your hair is wet, but I use it all the time! I would totally recommend it to anyone with not that thick hair. 

Thank you so much for reading! Leave down in the comments below what your favorite hair care product is. Have a great week. 

xo, Jordan

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Instagram Roundup 8-7-15

Hey Y'all! Today I am going to do an Instagram roundup for you. If you aren't already following me on Instagram my account is linked here. So how has your week been? I have been in full fledged back to school mode! Are you ready to go back? 

(pool days:)

(my new pens to go will my Lilly planner)

(afternoon snack!)

(my favorite summer scent. What is yours?)

(my happy place:)

So I hope you are enjoying the end of your summer! Thanks so much for reading, it seriously means the world to me?Have a great weekend!

xo, Jordan 

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Simply Southern Collection

 You could say I have a slight obsession with Simply Southern Shirts. I could wear them probably almost everyday if you let me! I just love the brand and how cute and classy they are. Today I am going to share with you my collection of Simply Southern Shirts I have.

So what is your favorite Simply Southern Shirt(if you can pick one!)? 

xo, Jordan

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