WHAT’S ON MY BUCKET LIST

WHAT’S ON MY BUCKET LIST

Happy Friday friends!! Today I’m just bringing you a quick, fun little post all about…..what’s on my bucket list!

I’m a big believer in vision boards and putting things in front of you where you can see them and bucket lists are no different! I love dreaming up a bucket list of all the places I’d love to visit, things I’d like to try and experiences I’d like to have. The majority are based around travel but there are some other random ones sprinkled in there too.

Before I go over my list, let’s reminisce about 2 of my favorite bucket list items I’ve already checked off…. Continue reading “WHAT’S ON MY BUCKET LIST”

MONDAY MUST HAVES

MONDAY MUST HAVES

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Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I spent much of Saturday getting my hair done (I was two weeks past due and it was looking rough!) and on Sunday we had pretty decent weather so we enjoyed some family time at the park.

I have a little mix of things for must haves today including some things from a J.Crew try on last Friday and a Trader Joe’s haul.  So let’s dive in! Continue reading “MONDAY MUST HAVES”

FRIDAY FINDS AT…..

FRIDAY FINDS AT…..

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Happy Friday friends!  So I know I said this Friday Finds segment would only be like once a month, but you guys I was out shopping the other day and found so many cute things for summer that I decided we needed another round.  So this week I am sharing Friday finds at…..J.Crew Factory!

This is easily one of my favorite stores because it obviously has the color palette and style I love from regular J.Crew but at such a better price!

Don’t mind that all of my pictures are in the dressing room, but let’s get to it!

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Okay, so the majority of what I tried on did not come home with me, but friends these two items did!  I have had this sweater with pineapples on it, sitting in my cart online forever and just couldn’t decide.  But once I put it on in person, I was sold.  It’s so preppy and lightweight, it will be perfect for those chilly summer nights.  And then the scalloped shorts are just so feminine and cute!  They come in a few colors.  I have navy from last year and wear them constantly in the summer so another color was in order!

And while I’m in the scalloped shorts, how cute are these sandals with them?

Don’t mind my pale legs or un-manicured toes but I love me a gingham pattern and these were no exception.  They were really comfortable too.  Ahh now I’m wishing I bought them!  They would be so cute with white denim too but I love them with these shorts.  They aren’t available online for me to link but there are 4 other colors and leopard here, that are also cute.

Speaking of shorts…..their selection right now is so so good!  I almost bought these striped ones too but didn’t, and now I’m kind of wishing I had.

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Do you see Leyton’s little foot sticking out?  I can’t even handle the cuteness!  Next up were these blue shorts that were so loose and comfortable.  I would say definitely go true to size or even one lower.

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I tend to size up if shorts are zipper and button tops like jeans but when they are just drawstring it’s a whole different ball game.  In those instances I go with my usual size or even down one.  Here’s another similar pair I liked.

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I love the little trim detail!  They also come in black.  Oh and this white tee shirt I just grabbed to pair with everything.  It’s basic with the little tie in the front (that you can’t see because I love a good front tuck).  The white tee is buy one get one free currently!

The last pair of shorts I tried on were these cut off boy shorts.  I sized up one in these just because there is nothing worse than a tight jean short, am I right ladies?  They come in 4 colors.

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I love these shorts because they are so versatile.  Here I am in them paired with a button down and then a basic tee.

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Switching gears a little bit, I also liked this blue top.  My only complaint was that I didn’t love that the top didn’t stay opened and looked so closed up, if that makes sense.  I’m kind of holding it open in the first picture but in the second you can see how it really lays.  Also, I decided to front tie it because it had some length to it but you could definitely leave it long or front tuck.  This top is currently buy 1 get 1 free with code shopsale.

Next up is this perfect, vibrant yellow jacket!  I’m definitely wishing I bought this one.  I love a good bright yellow and it’s just so darn cute!  It’s currently 50% off.

Lastly, I have been on the hunt for a white denim jacket but couldn’t find any I liked.  But, as usual J. Crew Factory came through.  I purchased this one and love it!  Also, notice my shopping buddy in the background.

Unfortunately it’s not available online to link, but they should have it in store.  Alright friends, that does it for this version of Friday Finds.  I hope you found some fun new items to add to your summer wardrobe.  Maybe if we wear enough warm weather clothing, those higher temps will actually get here!

Have a great weekend.  See you back here Monday!

Jill

 

MONDAY MUST HAVES

MONDAY MUST HAVES

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Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I spent mine in Columbus for a Monat training and had the best time.  A group of us, including two girls I haven’t seen since high school, attended it together.  Here we are at the mixer they put together Friday night.

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It was the first time I’d met some of them (but when you talk on social media you instantly feel like you already know them which is nice), and we just had such a fun time filled with some good hair and lots of laughs.  The training we received Saturday was so beneficial and encouraging.  I’m telling you guys, being part of supportive, uplifting group like this with like minded, goal oriented people is where it’s at!

And speaking of Monat, let’s kick this Monday Must Haves off with with my latest favorite product of theirs….

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Eye Wonder is their eyelash growth serum and it’s my latest daily must have.  I want longer lashes but have heard that lash extensions ruin your eyelashes, and all the other serums out there tend to have questionable ingredients in them, and I never want harmful ingredients, let alone that close to my eye.  I need to take after pictures to go with my before so you can see the difference, but I have been very pleased with the results.  They aren’t drastic and take about 5 weeks to really see a difference but they are definitely fuller and much longer!  So if you’re in the market for better lashes and want a safe, more natural way to get them, get yourself some Eye Wonder.

Next up is this adorable jumpsuit from Target!

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It’s so lightweight and comfortable and would look great with wedges too.  I don’t currently have a cute pair of wedges so I paired it with these heels, instead.

And speaking of Target finds….

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This is such a  simple, basic tee but I can’t stop wearing it because of how comfortable it is! Oh and it’s currently on sale for $5!!  Get several!  This will definitely be all I wear this summer.

I also got this adorable sweatshirt over the weekend…..

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And when I say I got it I mean I ordered it back in February and it finally arrived.  I actually can’t even remember where I got it, it’s been so long, BUT I found the same sweatshirt for much cheaper on Amazon.  You can shop it and my other Amazon finds here.

Next up, I recently got this face wash from Young Living and it’s giving me allll the summer feels!

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It’s so refreshing and helps wake me up in the mornings.  I know their Orange Blossum line often goes out of stock so grab it while you can.

Lastly, just a random snack I am always reaching for these days….

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I like it because it’s semi healthy and it’s also a filling snack to have on the go or just as a little something throughout the day, but without feeling too guilty.  They also have them in strawberry I believe, or maybe it’s raspberry.  I tend to find mine at Target.  So good!

Alright friends, that does it for this week’s must haves.  I hope everyone is having a great start to the week!  See you Wednesday!

Jill

 

FRIDAY FINDS AT….

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Happy Friday friends!  Wow, what a week it has been!  I know I was supposed to have a post for you all on Wednesday, but I got behind and planned to post in the afternoon and then the apocalypse happened that was Instagram and Facebook shutting down for hours, and I rendered myself useless for the day. All was not lost however, because in the downtime I came up with a new series I’m going to bring you all either monthly or maybe twice a month ( I haven’t decided) but one or more Friday’s a month I’m going to go to a store (or shop at a store online) and bring you my favorites finds from that place.  It will be anything from J.Crew, Nordstrom, Madewell, and Target, to HomeGoods, Old Navy, and Pottery Barn, etc.  Almost like a Monday must haves but with try ons and mostly clothing and home goods. Continue reading “FRIDAY FINDS AT….”

AUSTIN RECAP

AUSTIN RECAP

Happy Friday friends!  Last week at this time I was headed to what I thought was sunny, warm Austin, Texas when really it was, just as cold as Ohio.

I had originally planned this post for earlier this week but then I realized today is International Women’s Day and I thought what better way to celebrate the day then with a post about a trip with some of my favorite women. Continue reading “AUSTIN RECAP”

THE MLM THAT MADE ME A BELIEVER

THE MLM THAT MADE ME A BELIEVER

Happy Wednesday friends!  Originally this post was going to be an Austin recap but I’m saving that for Friday.  Today I decided to touch on something else because it’s been on my mind to do a post about it, and I’ve had some questions regarding it and I figured now was as good a time as any.  Oh and don’t mind I’m about to share several hair pics to coninside with the post.

I want to talk about MLM’s (multi-level marketing), in particular Monat, and why all MLM’s are NOT created equal, and why I think some of the stigma around them should go away as it seems all get a bad rap from a few bad apples, and I’m here to say that they aren’t all bad.  And, I think good ones are worth supporting, maybe even joining if you’re considering it because I truly think they are the way the world is going and residual income is a real thing that never hurt anyone. Continue reading “THE MLM THAT MADE ME A BELIEVER”