Fashion is You

Fashion is You

I have a birthday tradition. It’s a weird, personal one that I haven’t shared with most people. I’m not sure when it started, but I vividly remember it on my twelfth birthday. My family was taking me out to dinner, Olive Garden that year, and my mom had gotten me this beautiful black and gold […]

Year of the GALentine: Ways to Celebrate

Year of the GALentine: Ways to Celebrate

It is the week of February 14th and love is in the air! The stores are filled with balloons and flowers, houses are decorated with red hearts, and couples flood the streets. I have a boyfriend, but this year (due to distance) we cannot celebrate in the conventional way. I join the singles this year […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 3: Qualities of a friend

Refresh Your Fall Day 3: Qualities of a friend

  We’re switching gears today to work on a new project–writing down some of the great qualities of a friend or family member. How does this help refresh your life? Well, it’s almost like a gratitude list for your friends. Recognizing the good in other people is a great way to show appreciation for them […]

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

The Crouch sisters are chatting about all things chili, so I thought I’d find another variation for you! If you’re in a busy season (I’m in the middle of midterms!) slow cooker recipes are the best! I tried this recipe for Slow Cooker Taco Soup from AllRecipes.com, and it’s sooo good! Super Easy Taco Soup 8-8-8 rule […]

Shame of Community College

Shame of Community College

It’s so funny how things can change in just 365 days. 1 year. A year ago if you had asked me where I was attending school, I would have stuttered out a shameful response that I was attending my local community college. I would have followed it with a long explanation about how it was […]

Pocket Points App: A Review

Pocket Points App: A Review

Attention high school and college students! Want free gifts and coupons for something you already do? Check out Pocket Points™ – Pocket Points, Inc. ! (affiliate link) **This post contains affiliate links which means I get a commission for products you buy at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting This Blue Dress! We live […]

The Cupcake Decorator’s Secrets

The Cupcake Decorator’s Secrets

Welcome to the vault of all cupcake decorator secrets! You have been chosen worthy enough to receive tips from one of the top cupcake franchises in the country (which shall remain anonymous). WHY Y’ALL SHOULD LISTEN TO ME Just to give you insight into a cupcake decorator’s life let’s start from the beginning. The VERY […]

10 of Madison’s 1,000 Favorite Things

10 of Madison’s 1,000 Favorite Things

Picking JUST 10 things is very hard. I could name about 1,000 things I love! Here is a sample though. 1.Five Guys’ burgers. I have no restraint when it comes to these things. They are delicious and kind of nutritious! 2. Hand-drawn pictures from little kids. I love receiving these, especially if one of my […]