Happy Wednesday friends! It dawned on me yesterday that we more than a quarter of the way into the new year and I thought what better time to check in on how I’m doing with my New Year’s resolutions and in full transparency share with you all how they are going! I can tell you I have not kept up with several of them as well as I would have hoped, so I’m hoping that by doing this it will hold me accountable to maybe put forth a better effort over the next quarter. So let’s get to it! Oh and because it’s boring to just read a blog post with no pictures, I’ve included some recent pictures I love :). Continue reading “RESOLUTIONS UPDATE”
Hi friends! I have been meaning to post this all week, but I just wanted to hop on quick to say that I won’t have any posts this week but I’ll return Monday with Monday Must Haves.
We were out of town last week and it was a amazing and relaxing and provided a much needed break but that means I got a little behind in several areas of my life haha, this definitely being one of them. Some posts were missed, some I never even attempted, but I decided sometimes you have to give yourself some grace and only do what you can do.
So, I’m using the rest of this week and the weekend to get my butt in gear, and get caught up and I’ll be back here with you next week. Thanks for your patience! Have a great rest of the week, and I hope you are enjoying the beautiful Spring like weather like we are here. Windows open season is my favorite ever!
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”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love these shorts because they are so versatile. Here I am in them paired with a button down and then a basic tee.
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!
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….”
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”
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”
Happy Friday friends! I’m currently sitting at the airport waiting for my flight (I’m heading to Austin for my friend Mazie’s bachelorette party and we’ve been delayed twice) and I figured what better time to write today’s blog post because as much as I try to get packed in advance before trips, yesterday I did not and therefore was up late doing so and didn’t get a chance to blog.
So here I am, at the airport with my breakfast and coffee and look what I found!
I have been on the hunt for this magazine for over a week and couldn’t find it anywhere! But you know if Rachel Hollis is on it, I’m finding it. And what I’ve learned is, when in doubt check the airport. Their magazine selection is unrivaled.
Anyways, on to today’s post! A few weeks ago Shay of Mix and Match Mama did a post I thought was so fun! She named her top 3 answers to a variety of topics (ie: favorite books, favorite vacation spots, favorite movies, etc.) and I thought I would do the same! I asked for topics on Instagram and you guys delivered! Hopefully I can answer them all. So for a variety of topics, here’s my top 3 answers! (*side note: I’ve never written a blog from my phone so I pray that the formatting turns out ok. My apologies if it’s totally out of whack).
Favorite Places I’ve Traveled
- Hilton Head
Favorite Alcoholic Beverage
- Lemon Drop Martini
- Cider Beer
- Rise by Rachel Hollis
- The Ed Mylett Show
- Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher
- People that talk on speaker phone in public for the whole world to hear. (This is tied with people that listen to their music on speaker while in public. It’s called headphones people!).
Favorite Healthy Snacks
- Apples and almond butter
- Almonds with rosemary and sea salt
- Frozen grapes
Favorite Movies (there’s so many I love but here’s the top 3 that come to mind)
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- Legally Blonde
- Video/circuit training
Favorite Makeup Brands (This has changed a bit now that I try and use clean makeup)
- Savvy Minerals
- (Non “Clean” fav.) Nars
Favorite Easy Dinner Recipes
- Take out (haha guilty!)
- My Turkey Meatloaf
What Self Care Do I do Just For Me?
- Spa day! Massage preferably
- Get my nails done (every 2 weeks religiously. I hate not having my nails done)
- Alone time (now that I’m a mom I have found self care is as simple as being by myself to go run errands, shop, sit in a coffee shop, etc.).
Things That Irritate You About Society
Oh man this is a loaded one but I’d say my 3 big ones are….
- Animal cruelty and child abuse. Hands down the ones that make me the most mad!
- People trolling and bullying behind a computer when they would never speak that way to someone to their face.
- Bullying in general and people that don’t raise their children to be kind.
- Violence and the true lack of compassion and under appreciation for life in this world.
*See I couldn’t even keep it to 3!
Date Night Ideas
- Dinner/Drinks and a movie
- Eric and I enjoy Top Golf from time to time!
Favorite Cleaning Products
- Thieves household cleaner
- Norwex cloths
- Vinegar and water
Favorite Pump Up Songs
Ohhh this is a tough one because there’s so many to choose from but the 3 that come to mind are…
- Let it Rock – Kevin Rudolph & Lil Wayne
- Trouble – Neon Jungle
- Turn Down for What – DJ Snake and Lil Jon
Favorite Hair Products
You know I love and swear by Monat so that’s a given. But my 3 favorite, non washing hair items are…
- Microfiber towel
- Wet brush
- Coil hair ties
Favorite Baby Activities
And lastly, my 3 favorite baby activities and an excuse to share this cute picture….
Our favorite activities vary by season but overall we enjoy…
- Being outside, park, zoo, etc.
- Going to different stores. Here we are at Homegoods. Leyton loves riding in carts and seeing himself in mirrors.
- Library class. It’s free (which is nice after too many Target and Homegoods runs) and Leyton loves it. Win-win.
Okay friends, I think I’ll stop there but this was fun! I plan to do more like this in the future. I’m officially on the plane and about to take off. Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday.