In Honor of our Little One!


I cant believe how quickly pregnancy goes by, I am now 36 weeks and feeling totally huge and very hormonal! I remember like it was yesterday when I was just a mini 4 weeks and first finding out we were pregnant. Now ive got just 4 weeks left, potentially less if my intuition is on point. 

In honor of baby Leona, we put together a baby shower last week with some of our closest friends and family. 

My mom went above and beyond to make this celebration possible, taking care of every detail so that Mace and I could just relax. It was so nice to just enjoy our shower and not stress about any of it. 

She had print outs of ideas found on Pinterest and took her time picking out the cutest boho decorations for weeks.

I felt so spoiled with her attention to detail and diligent research! She really went above and beyond! I hope she knows how grateful we both are.  

My grandma added her own personal vintage touch with some handmade decorations and everything turned out so cute! 

We wanted a really casual coed baby shower so that everyone could come and go on their busy Saturday. It was very relaxed and very stress free! 

Peeps were in and out with their families and it was great catching up with everyone.

My mom got pictures of all of the decorations and Masons cute sister helped out a lot with snagging pictures of our guests with my polaroid camera. I plan on hanging all of the polaroid pictures in her room and putting a few in her baby book.

I am so grateful for the love and support that Mace and I have, we are surrounded by the greatest people. Thank you to my sweet mom for taking such great care of us, both mine and Masons family for the continuous love and support, and all of our sweet friends and co workers who have been our greatest cheerleaders from day one. 

In addition to our overwhelming circle of support I couldn't ask for a better partner in this crazy journey. 

From day one with Mason its been magic, I know I brag about him OFTEN but the way we came to be and the way everything has turned out is a miracle and I am filled with so much gratitude.

It blows my mind that he is mine and I feel so lucky to have him. He is the most incredible man with the goofiest personality and the sweetest soul.

I cant wait to see him be a daddy to our little one, he will be the best dad and together this baby will be surrounded by so much love. 

Crazy to think that we are down to the final weeks and we'll be holding our little creation so soon. Who knows, my next blog post could be about her! C-R-A-Z-Y!

Sending you all love! 

-Magnolia Rose

Gypsy Jewels - OOTD + Hair Extension Review

I love the gypsy boho style. Its comfortable, colorful, eclectic, expressive, and incredibly easy to style. It encourages creativity and typically ends up being fairly inexpensive. Most of my jewelry is handmade locally which just feels right. Another pro to this style is its unique. You dont see very many around town.  


Belt Trim Fedora Hat: BooHoo

Nose Ring: Iris Piercing

Choker: BooHoo

Labradorite Necklace: Made with love by my sweet sister 

Clear Quartz Necklace: Dancing Cranes

Nebula Necklace: I got this hand made treasure from a festival down in southern Utah

Gold Alex & Ani Bracelets: Alex & Ani

Gold Feather Bracelet: Unknown - I want to say H&M or Forever21, it was sooo long ago! Sorry! 

Green Bead Bracelet: Dancing Cranes

Rings: All from Dancing Cranes

Leggings: LuLu Lemon

Black Tank: Old Navy

Fringe Cover: Urban Outfitters

It has taken me too long to share this outfit post. These pictures were taken when I had just had my hair extensions put in. We took my purple locks blonde and added extensions which ended up being a very poor choice and a huge waste of money.

Although my hair is not the focus of the post, it is impossible for me to feel authentic posting these pictures and not share my honest (very blunt) thoughts on my very short lived long blonde hair. 

Were going to burn through this quickly because after all is said and done, I truly love my stylist as well as the salon I was going to. Ultimately they have been very good to me and I am grateful for my time at Lunatic Fringe.

The salon orders their extensions from HairTalk - formerly known as HotHeads. They swear by this brand and claim to have never received such a poor batch of hair. Funny enough, a friend of mine also got blonde extensions at the same salon and has had a similar experience. She has had the same problem I have had with the addition of multiple strips coming out. Along with my personal experience as well as my friends, a short google search will bring about loads of raging customers and some very sad pictures. 

I personally think this is why they have had a "revamp" in their brand name. It seems the HotHeads brand is well known for their poor quality. Why not just change the name? 

The HairTalk extensions were a nightmare. The quality of the hair is incredibly poor, they have a scratchy rough feel (like hay). They weren't done tight or blended well, pieces were constantly falling out and they looked terrible. I could barely put a brush through my hair without causing serious damage. I followed my stylists instructions perfectly and used the products they suggested per their instructions. Nothing I did made a difference. 

I took a trip back to my stylist a week after having them and they were incredibly disappointed and eager to fix the problem. After they reached out to the company to get the hair replaced, HairTalk said it wasnt in their warranty to fix them. It then became difficult to get an appointment. By the time I did get in it had been too long and getting them replaced was now on my dime. 

After lots of frustration and a few disagreements we agreed the salon would fix it, we switched to a shorter batch of hair (to make up for the price) and went with brown extensions (to make up for the poor quality). 

All around huge disaster. I would NOT recommend HairTalk extensions and I would suggest a large amount of research to anyone interested in extensions. Find someone who is really familiar with the brand, their warranty, and what chemicals you can and cannot use on them. Anytime you are hitting the $1,000 range for your hair, make sure everyone involved knows what they they are doing and make yourself aware of what will happen if shit hits the fan. 

On a positive note I got one really great selfie immediately following my day spent at the salon. Was it worth that much dough, definitely not. 

Much love,  

-Magnolia Rose