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Friday Favorites

On Friday of every week I’ll be posting some of my current favorite things found around the web. Today’s Friday Favorites are brought to you by a refreshing shower after a long run. I hope you enjoy these things as much as I do. My favorite things this Friday are…

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The art of Lora Zombie. Her grungy, yet colorful (SELF TAUGHT) style covers everything from pop culture icons to thought provoking social issues. See more of her work on her website. Also, bonus points to you if you know what this particular piece is inspired by.


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Engraved coins by Seth Basista. Check out the whole collection. So amazing.


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The (OFFICIAL) American Horror Story Rubber Man toy made by POP!. BDSM has never been so kawaii.


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This ridiculous overly trendy manicure by DISCO NAILS. I have a hard enough time painting the nails on my right hand on my own let alone creating a whole galaxy on one finger.


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Last but not least, Jeff MOTHER-LOVING Goldblum looking ridiculously amazing in GQ. I’m not usually a fan of GQ but I’m a fan of the ‘blum, so it evens out. humina humina.


Do you have something you think I’ll love? Do you want your art/recipe/product/video/anything featured on Friday Favorites? Shoot me an email and we’ll work out the details.

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Ask A Drag Queen

Hi Luna,

I would love some poor-20-something financial advice. Teach me how to be young and fun but also smart about saving for the future!

Signed, Young & Fun


Dear Young & Fun,

We all struggle with finances from time to time, you’re absolutely not alone. All it takes to save money is a plan you can stick with, something that works for you. Here’s what works for me, maybe you can gain some insight from it.

First and foremost, pick one day a week where spending any money is out of the question (my no-spend day is Tuesday). Take a look at the big picture, spending even just five dollars one day a week for a whole year equals two-hundred and sixty dollars, that’s a lot of dough. That money could be used for groceries, car payment, part of rent etc etc etc.

Every payday, I cash my entire paycheck. I’ve found using a debit card allows me to spend more freely and not actually see my money leaving my hands, which is quite dangerous. I total my bills for the month and allocate portions of my cashed paycheck to labeled envelopes for each bill I owe. Every pay period I add roughly 10% of my paycheck to a separate box I have for just savings that is taped closed with a slot in it (to save me from the temptation of seeing all the money I’ve saved). Once every couple months I deposit that money into my savings account and never look back.

Now for the fun! I always check out my local bar and restaurant deals. Happy hours and lunch/dinner specials should be your best friend. Planing social life around these will help you immensely. Remember also to drink that beer or cocktail slowly, smaller sips equals more social time with friends and you wont feel like the kid without a drink when your cash gets low. Plan group outings with friends to avoid the “going out” costs. I hit up my local beach, go hiking, picnics, potluck dinner parties, and renting movies.

I just said goodbye to my 20s this year and my savings plan has gotten me one step closer to financial freedom. It will always be difficult to save because, lets get real, we would all much rather spend than save. Knowing you have funds for emergencies and larger purchases down the road is one of the best feelings in the world. Have fun and enjoy your 20s…with a plan.

Love, Luna Vixxen


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Friday Favorites

On Friday of every week I’ll be posting some of my current favorite things found around the web. Today’s post is brought to you by a happy napping baby and an even happier mum who just finished more chores than she set out to do, HUZZAH! Welcome to the first Friday Favorites. I hope you enjoy these things as much as I do. My favorite things this Friday are…image

This amazing zippered pouch by one of my favorite artists, and all around rad dude, Dany Brito. He custom drew the design found on the digitally printed fabric based on this episode of The Simpsons. I can’t get enough of it! Buy the pouch here.


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This delicious, healthy and super simple pancake recipe. We made these bad boys for supper last night and the hit the spot. Two eggs, a banana, some baking powder and some cinnamon is all you need. Unbelievably delicious, and only 22 calories per flapjack! Photo and recipe via Our Best Bites.


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This Couple’s 10th anniversary photo. “…thought we’d capture the romance” Image via Reddit user trapiezist.


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Pura Vida bracelets are not only affordable, hand-made and super cute but every bracelet purchased helps provide full-time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica.


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Last, but certainly not least, these amazing signs made from re-purposed pallets by Pixels & Wood. They’re all hand printed by an amazingly talented designer named Brittany McCullers who is not only skilled in the design field, she’s also a derby girl like I am (which makes buying from her feel SO RIGHT). The sign pictured above was actually custom made for my family and hangs in our living room. We love it!


Do you have something you think I’ll love? Do you want your art/recipe/product/video/anything featured on Friday Favorites? Shoot me an email and we’ll work out the details.

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Welcome!

Welcome to TheLoveliest.com! As most of you probably know, I’m Carly. For those of you who don’t, hiya, you can learn more about me here.

Since having Scout, I’ve really put having a blog on the back burner (exactly what having a child does to most hobbies). As of late, blogging has been something that I’ve really missed doing. I miss the outlet, I miss the creativity and most of all, I miss the interaction with readers. As expected, becoming a mum has changed me in many ways; all for the better. That being said, a rebrand was inevitable. I’ve been living a clean, healthy lifestyle full of exercise, creativity and positivity. I want The Loveliest to reflect outward how I’m feeling inward, happy, healthy and full of love.

So welcome to my fresh start. The Loveliest is a lifestyle blog that will be updated regularly. I have a crew of my favorite people on board and ready to post about what they love and excel in. Expect to see a variety of topics covered here, including: recipes, fitness, fashion, DIY, and of course, personal posts from yours truly and the fam.

Do you have any suggestions? I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to comment below, or hit me up via the contact page. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more.

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