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Ok ok, I cheated a little this week. Technically I think Andrea wanted us all in blue this week, but honestly, blue is not a color I typically gravitate towards, so I figured I’d mix a little in with this awesome denim jacket

Though my wardrobe isn’t blue, I definitely have the winter blues ’round these Columbus parts. We’ve had a few nice days, a lot of rain, and a little bit of post-spring snow. Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Columbus, so I’m really looking forward to warmer days.

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Be sure to check out what the other lovely ladies of Thrift Style Thursday came up with this week:

   

 

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“Sometimes you just have to be a princess.” So says Jesse Nagy, the 25-year-old uncle to Izzy, age 4, who was a little nervous to wear a princess outfit on Sunday to see “Cinderella.” To give her the confidence boost she needed, Nagy offered to accompany her in a princess outfit of his own, and the results are amazing! Check out the pictures here!

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Can I just say, I was beyond excited when I drove past this park and discovered it was finally open again. I used to shoot here all the time, but it’s been under construction for quite some time. I was actually nervous they’d remove my favorite rock, but I’m happy to report – the rock is still there! (It’s the little things, right?)
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Dress: Lulus // Tights: Target // Shoes: Modcloth // Clutch: H&M
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On to the dress. This was actually a Christmas gift from my sister. The dress itself is gorgeous, and I actually like the loose cut of it (wasn’t sure I would). Unfortunately, it’s a color I think would’ve looked a lot better on me before my hair was red, so into my Storeenvy store it goes, check it out here :)
_1570464p.s. Buttons and Birdcages turned 2 last week! Last year I was so on top of the celebration, this year it’s an afterthought, I will be making up for it though, so stayed tuned :)
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Emelin may text, chew gum and snap pics on her cell phone, but she isn’t your everyday 15-year-old. She helped secure funding for girls’ education and health in her rural Guatemalan town, and the international community noticed. Last Tuesday, Emelin was invited to speak at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women alongside the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and humanitarian Melinda Gates, NPR reported. She spoke on behalf of Let Girls Lead, a nonprofit that helped Emelin advocate for her hometown peers. I absolutely love stories like this – #girlpower! Check out the full story here!

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Big basketball events (and really, sporting events in general) seem like good times to get people together, right? I love any excuse to invite friends over, especially to watch our favorite college teams duke it out for the championship. Being in Ohio, many people aren’t accustomed to Maryland style dishes (spoiler alert: they almost all include seafood). So I figured I’d make some famous Maryland Style Crab dip, because, who doesn’t love dips?

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1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

3/4 pound fresh crabmeat

Old Bay Seasoning to taste

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The best part about this recipe? It’s stupid easy to make, you literally just mix EVERYTHING together (save a little cheese to throw on top), and toss it in the oven for 20 minutes. Be warned: the more Old Bay you add, the spicier it gets :). Serve it up with Wheat Thins or Ritz Crackers for a classic taste.

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Of course, dip isn’t quite enough to sustain everyone through the big game, I’ll probably order a pizza too, but I also picked up some OREO cookies, Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups, Coke Zero/Diet Coke/Regular Coke. Lucky for me I was able to walk literally across the street and grab everything from my local Giant Eagle.

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Mo’ne Davis is unstoppable. The 13-year-old baseball superstar has stepped off the pitcher’s mound to design a line of footwear that will benefit underprivileged girls. The sneakers are in a collaboration with M4D3 (Make a Difference Everyday), and a percentage of the proceeds from sales will go toward Because I am a Girl, an initiative that combats child poverty and promotes gender equality on a global scale. Check out the full story here!

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