Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Great news!!! I know a lot of ya'll have been asking about Well I am here to tell you all about it! It really is easy and a it's a quick way to shop the looks you love!

Step 1: 
Go to the page and hit the SIGNUP/LOGIN button and register your email address. In your settings you can choose to get emails Daily or Weekly. I prefer Daily because I can not wait to shop an item I like. 

Step 2: 
So now that you are all signed up with all you have to do is like a photo of mine on instagram that has a link that has these three things: (this code will be different every time),, and #liketkit. See example below!

Step 3: 
Next thing you know you will be getting an email with ready to shop product links that take you straight to the item you are searching!!! You'll just tap on the image you are interested in and it will take you directly there. Easy as that... so happy shopping! :) 

Side Note: 
When you are in or whenever you receive a email you will see a little heart on the right side of a post, just click that heart and I will be added to your "My Likes". Now, whenever you go to you can hit the Menu bar at the top right and then hit "My Likes" and all my posts will be there! 

Also, there is a little envelope that can be found in three locations on my blog: under the SHOP MY INSTAGRAM tab, SHOP THE FEED on the right side of my blog page, and SHOP THE FEED at the bottom of my blog page and this envelope takes you right to all my posts and you can shop away!

If you have any questions regarding how to use leave a comment and I will be sure to help you out!!! 


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Anna Cate Home

Anna Cate Home Designs by Anna Cate is seriously one of a kind! I have fallen in love with all her prints!!! My print featured below is from the, "Making Waves Series" - Waterway. My favorite thing about her prints are the colors that she uses! Every print is just so fun and full of color!!! The prices for her prints are incredible!!! Price range: $50-95 (unframed: $50) (framed: $95) The gold gilded bamboo frame that is ready to hang, is out of this world adorable!!! Her prints are the perfect piece to add to your interior decor. I had a hard time deciding where to hang my piece because it looked so amazing everywhere I hung it! Below I have it hung over my bar cart, and over my work station! The Bar Cart won!!! It completed the look of my bar cart, and I'm loving that space even more! :) Be sure to scroll down to the bottom because I've made a collage of some of my favorites!!!

~Bar Cart~

~Office Space~ 

I mean how cute are these prints?!!! I'm so in love! I literally want every single one of them! We are currently in the process of building a beach house and my mom has already said that she wants to get a few prints for the house! You can't go wrong ordering any of these pieces because they are oh, so FABULOUS! Be sure to check out Anna Cate Home to see tons more prints! 

Happy Tuesday Love Bugs!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016


I don't know about all you guys, but I have an obsession with blanket scarves!!! I recently discovered the best place to purchase adorable blanket scarves that are under $30 - ilymix! Plus, you can receive an extra 20% off with code: Tyler20 ... Yayyy!!! 
I use to struggle with how to tie a blanket scarf, so I have done a tutorial for ya'll! Hope you enjoy! If you have any questions, leave a comment! 

Blanket scarves are so much fun because of how big they are!!! All blanket scarves will come in the shape of a square. 

First off, you will want to fold the square into a triangle. Make sure the tip of the triangle is pointed down, because that will be the main part showing when finished!

Drape the triangle over your shoulders. Again, make sure the tip of the triangle is pointed down.

Grab each end of the scarf and pull them around your neck! The next four pictures are demonstrating this.

Once you have pulled both ends around your neck you are one step away from rocking your blanket scarf. Next, you will tuck each end under the giant triangle! I normally have to mess around with mine a bit, I keep tucking, and I pull it looser around the neck, and then I sometimes shift the way the triangle is pointed! This part is really all up to you, because it doesn't have to be perfect!!! The blanket scarf is supposed to be a statement piece, so it being a bit large is a BONUS! Plus, blanket scarves are super warm and keep you from getting too chilly on cooler fall days/nights or cold winter days/nights! 

You have now finished mastering the blanket scarf!!! Now, go get yourself a pumpkin spice latte to treat yourself!!!

Outfit Details: Scarf: ILYMIX (20% off code: Tyler20) // Green Tee: similar HERE & HERE // Distressed Denim: similar HERE // Booties: similar HERE & HERE // Gold Watch: Michael Kors // Brushed Gold Hoops: similar HERE // Cross Bracelet: Alex and Ani // Pearl Bracelet: David Yurman // Peridot Bracelet: David Yurman // Barrel Ring: similar HERE // Stone Ring: David Yurman

Interior Details: look below under shop my interiors. If you see an image that you like....'click'... and you will be directed to the website where you can purchase! 

~Shop My Outfit~

~Shop My Interiors~

Hope you guys have enjoyed my blanket scarf tutorial and are having a fabulous day!!! As always, thanks for checking out Bows&Buoys... I hope you are here to stay! :)

Friday, September 23, 2016


I'm trying this whole cooking thing out and want all of you to follow along on my journey! If you have any helpful tips or recipes you want to share with me, I would love to hear them!!! I'm the world's worst cook, but figured I better start learning! So.... I wanted to share with ya'll one of my favorite/easy recipes!!! Since Fall has officially arrived, it's pumpkin everything from here on out!!! (not really, but I do love me some pumpkin bread and a pumpkin spice latte) :) 
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
3 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon each: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg
1 cup cooking oil
1 cup water
4 eggs
1 can pumpkin

~ Combine above ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well
~ Can bake in 3 loaf pans or 9 tiny tin pans
~ Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hr or until done all the way through 


Thursday, September 15, 2016


Outfit Details: White Tunic: Nordstrom (comes in grey & green) // Olive Green Denim: Hue (similar here ... here ... here ... here) // Booties: Nordstrom // Navy Handbag: GiGi New York (same color, different purse: here) // Blanket Scarf: ilymix // Wrap Bracelets: Boho Betty USA // Sunnies: DITTO & Nordstrom // Earrings: Moon and Lola // Monogram Necklace: Moon and Lola // Sunburst Necklace: House of Harlow // Gold Watch: Michael Kors // Cross Bracelet: Alex and Ani // Peridot Bracelet: David Yurman // Pearl Bracelet: David Yurman // Barrel Ring: Michael Kors // Peridot Ring: David Yurman 

Blanket Scarf: ilymix (use code: Tyler20 to get 20% off) 
Wrap Bracelets: Boho Betty USA (use code: BOWSANDBUOYS to get 20% off) 
Karen Walker Sunglasses: DITTO (use code: BOWSANDBUOYS to get 1 month free)

I'm fall "ing" for fall right now! Never thought the day would come when I said that I'm ready for some cooler weather... who am I right now?! All it took was me seeing this years fall fashion and I was sold!!! My white tunic is about to be a staple piece in my fall wardrobe! Take a look below at some other white tunics that I think are awesome! One of my favorite fall colors has always been green... below I've posted some olive green jeans that belong in everyone's closet! I think it's safe to say that my grey booties are my go to! They seriously go with everything, and they are extremely comfy... I could wear them all day. My booties are also under $100!!! What does one add to those 3 items to make the perfect fall outfit?! Well.... did ya'll see my new blanket scarf?!! It's from ilymix and it's super fabulous! Even more gorgeous in person if that's even possible! As mentioned above you can get 20% off your order with code: Tyler20 ... which is a steal because the blanket scarves are already under $25 + free shipping! I mean... no brainer right there! Head on over to ilymix to check out a ton of super cute blanket scarves that will complete any fall look! Another fall favorite accessory of mine is my Boho Betty USA wrap bracelets... Boho Betty has become a new fave jewelry brand of mine! The bracelets are just so stylish. I have purchased a few and I already have several more on my wish list!!! The bracelets are just so FUN + you can get 20% off your whole order with code: BOWSANDBUOYS! Lastly... How amazing are those Karen Walker Shades?! Want to learn more about how Shop Ditto works?! Head on over to my Look Good In Designer Shades blog post - there you will find everything you need to know about renting designer shades and looking fabulous while doing it!!!
Now, check out some items I'm in LOVE with below!

White Tunics

Olive Green Denim

Fall Accessories

Happy Thursday Friends!!! I am working on some great things for you all (including a tutorial on how to wear a blanket scarf, so stay tuned!!! Thank you for the constant support and love! Feel free to share a comment about a blog post you would like me to do! :) 

Monday, September 12, 2016


I’m so happy to share with you all this amazing teeth whitening product “Smile Brilliant”!!! As many of you know, I’m a nursing student… with that being said caffeine is my best friend. It takes about 5 cups of coffee or tons of Diet Coke to get me through my busy days of juggling clinical, school work,  tests, and assignments - not to mention blogging on the side. Nursing school is no joke! With my first degree, I did not need this much caffeine to keep me going, so I never really saw a huge impact on my teeth like I do now!!! Just from drinking coffee and diet coke in bulk these past two years, I’ve noticed a huge change in my teeth! I found myself not liking the way my teeth looked in pictures and in the mirror. I have tried several products and nothing has seemed to work... and the ones that were working okay were causing extreme tooth sensitivity to the point I couldn’t bear it any longer!!! The solution to all my problems is now clear: Smile Brilliant! If you are a person that consumes copious amounts of caffeine, or anything that stains your teeth - cough, cough.. wine (because we all know some red wine at night is just what the doctor ordered) THIS PRODUCT IS FOR YOU! Or if you have tried every product under the sun and can't bear the tooth sensitivity, THIS PRODUCT IS FOR YOU!

Be sure to read this whole post because I have something very special for you guys at the bottom of the post.... I think the word is "GIVEAWAY"! Plus you can receive 5% off your own kit with code: bowsandbuoys

The Teeth Whitening Trays kit has everything you need to get started!!! One of my favorite parts about the whitening process was getting to create my own teeth molds from the comfort of my own home (which is normally a $500 cost at the dentist office - can we say DEAL?!) Follow along with me as I take you through my teeth whitening journey!!! 

First off I recommend reading the instructions! I'm the type person that normally tries to figure out things as I go, but in this case... instructions are super important! I'll give you a brief description on how to go about making your impressions. 

To begin... make sure you have your entire kit with you! I also recommend having a phone or watch with a 'stop timer' handy to make sure you mix the paste in a timely manner because it hardens quickly. 

Mix the catalyst and base paste together until it turns this beautiful blue color!!! Remember to mix it quickly! (mixing should not take longer than 60 seconds)  

Once your paste has been mixed and is the color as shown above you are now ready to create your molds! Place the paste in the molding tray like pictured above! (placement should take a total of 30 sec) 

Place the molding tray with the paste in your mouth (top and bottom trays done separately) for 2 min 30 sec! It may seem like a lot but trust me it's not - it's super easy! Just in case you do have trouble Smile Brilliant is generous enough to give you an extra catalyst and base paste just in case you need to try again! But no need to stress, you'll get it on the first try! :) 

Above you can see a picture of my impressions! Once created, do not remove molding from tray. Let them sit for at least 30 min, and then they will need to be rinsed under cool water (all the detailed instructions come with the kit, so don't fret.. everything you need to know will be available to you) 

Fill out the prepaid return form to send your moldings off to be turned into your very own personalized teeth whitening trays! Place both the upper and lower impressions in the pre-paid envelope with the return form and you are ready to mail it off! 

They will receive your impressions in 3-4 business days and will immediately get started on creating your teeth whitening trays (tray creation process will take 3-5 business days).  Once created, they will be shipped out and should arrive to you within 3-4 business days!!! I was so excited to ship my impressions and ready to begin the teeth whitening process! It only took a few days to receive my whitening trays and I was so impressed!!!

When my teeth whitening trays arrived I was so excited! The trays themselves are flexible and soft; not uncomfortable at all - not to mention they fit like a glove because of the custom impressions!!! The whitening trays are so easy to use and perfect for wearing around the house while you are doing school work, blogging, catching up on your favorite shows....etc.

Now for a little background on the whitening process itself: 
  • The average person will need 7-14 applications (once per day) to remove all stains from their teeth!
  • Each whitening gel syringe (like shown above) has enough gel for 3-4 applications - one application includes both top and bottom mouth pieces
  • Whiten for 1-3 hours (If you have sensitive teeth, start with shorter sessions)
  • For sensitive teeth use the desensitizing gel after every session for 15-30 minutes - BEST THING EVER!!!

~This youtube video is super adorable and very informative, I totally recommend watching!!!~

One of the things that I am most pleased about from my experience was that the desensitizing gel really works! Smile Brilliant is genius to create a product that helps with tooth sensitivity!!! It is offered as an add on and highly recommended! I've literally quit every teeth whitening process I've ever began until Smile Brilliant
Want more information on tooth sensitivity such as: causes, solutions, and prevention?! Click HERE

Before & After

I am so pleased with my results and I can't wait to continue to use Smile Brilliant teeth whitening! It's safe to say, they have made a lifetime customer out of me!!! Want more proof on how awesome Smile Brilliant is?!! Check out these TESTIMONIALS 

It's GIVEAWAY time!!! The prize is worth $139.95 store credit which equals: Teeth Whitening Trays + 3 whitening gel syringes & 3 desensitizing gel syringes! 

 Once you've clicked link above labeled: giveaway... you'll be directed to - "Enter your First Name and Email Address and then you'll click ENTER GIVEAWAY" 

~Winner will be announced in two weeks! Good Luck!!!

Guess what else?!!!! Smile Brilliant has offered a discount code for all my followers!!! YAY! So you can now order your own Teeth Whitening Kit at a discounted price!!! 5% coupon code: bowsandbuoys

Hope you'll love whitening your teeth as much as I do now!!! Don't forget to enter giveaway for a chance to win your very own teeth whitening kit! Hope you all have a wonderful week! If you have any questions at all feel free to send me a message! :) As always, thanks for stopping by Bows&Buoys

Professional Teeth Whitening

Monday, September 5, 2016


It's Labor Day and I hope you all have been enjoying this long weekend! This long weekend was definitely what I needed... it was super relaxing and I got a ton of stuff done! I caught up with school work, blog work, and squeezed some fun time in with my friends!!! Today I'm going to soak up the last little bit of sun because I'm holding on to summer! In honor of holding on to summer I'm sharing with ya'll one of my favorite colorful outfits!!! :) Ps. I'm definitely not putting my white jeans away because they are a closet staple of mine throughout fall/winter! White all year round is my motto!!! Who else is with me?! 

Outfit Details: Striped Blouse: Shein & similar HERE (both under $20 - can we say STEAL?!) // White Denim: Articles of Society // Red Clutch: GiGi New York (on sale) & similar HERE (on sale) // Sandals: Tory Burch - similar HERE & HERE // Tassel Bib Necklace: Betsy Pittard Designs // Triangle Earrings: Loren Hope - similar HERE // Watch: Michael Kors // Peridot Bracelet: David Yurman // Pearl Bracelet: David Yurman // Beaded Bracelets: Lily and Laura // Stone Ring: David Yurman // Barrel Ring: Michael Kors // Different Tassel Necklaces: HERE (I have this one & I'm obsessed), HERE (I have this one in blue), HERE & HERE

~Shop The Post~

This week will be a busy one for me!!! I am doing 3 night shifts in a row + class + lots of school work! As always, I want to thank you all for the constant support!!! Enjoy your day off! I'd love to hear all about your LDW... so feel free to share! I do have some exciting news to share with you all.... Taylor is coming this weekend (insert happy dance here)!