Friday, November 27, 2020

Gift Guide: Items I Own & Love

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. I made the long road trip with my mom from Texas to New York. We got back earlier this week and I am so happy to be spending the holidays at home. Even though this holiday season may look very different for lots of people I hope you were able to enjoy it.

Sharing my second gift guide of the season and it will probably be one of my last as I don't feel like I need to create a million gift guides. There are SO many gift guides out there and a lot of them have similar items. I used to do a bunch of different guides but think it makes more sense just to do a few. These products I am sharing today are all items I own and use regularly. I love these products and think they would make great gifts for others. Everything is at different price points too! 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Gift Guide: Small Business

I think we can all agree that this year has for sure had its challenges. With that said there are some really positive things that have come out of this year. One thing for me has been discovering and really focusing on supporting smaller businesses. I have always loved following along with small businesses on Instagram and supporting where I can but this year I have found myself buying more from these smaller brands. Even at work when buying a gift or flowers for someone I try to purchase from a local store. I know I have mentioned it before on here but one of my dreams is definitely to have a small business of my own some day. I love how many different "hats" you get to wear while running a small company. This holiday season is the perfect time to support local shops and shop small especially in these challenging times. I think more times than not the gifts end up being way nicer quality anyways! I would love to know what your favorite smaller brands are. There are just too many to include them all but I had so much fun putting all these ideas together! 
 
 
 

Monday, November 16, 2020

September & October Favorites

I am finally getting around to sharing my favorites from the past two months. I really didn't have much to share at the end of September so I combined it with my October favorites. Work has been so busy lately I just have not had the time to get posts up at the end of the night. As usual I have a random mix of items but they are all some great products. 
 


Budget Planner // This is not for everyone but if you love a paper planner than you might also love a paper budget tracker. I tried all sorts of fancy apps but nothing was exactly what I wanted and I was not motivated to keep up with it. I got this mini tracker and it has been a great way to keep track of my spending. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Old Navy Fall Haul

Happy November! The last few weeks have been crazy between work, random things, my health, and I was away on a weekend trip. I am definitely looking forward to the upcoming holiday season and I decorated my apartment with holiday decor this past weekend. I have lots of posts idea to go along with the season it's just fitting everything in a day to have time to work on the posts :) 

I have been wanting to add a few fall pieces to my closet and have not found anything I was in love with. I decided to take a trip to Old Navy because I always seem to have luck finding fall/winter pieces there and you can't beat the prices. Sure enough, I found a few items that I was loving. The sizing was all over the place so I am including my size below. I ended up ordering everything online after going into the store because it seemed like a better deal that way.

These joggers might be my favorite item. They are so freaking comfortable and a little different than just normal yoga pants. I think I might have to add a second pair to my closet! 





Orange Crew Neck Sweater (small) // Green Striped Sweater (small) // Long Sleeve Henley (small) // Joggers (x-small) // Tan Striped Shirt (medium) // Grey V Neck Shirt (medium)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Apartment Tour: Bathroom & Kitchen

I am finally getting around to sharing my last part of my apartment tour series. Last week I took the week to basically do nothing after working because I was not feeling too hot and had a bad flair thus had to go for a few doctor appointments. Not to worry I am back feeling much better this week and excited to share some new posts with you. My bathroom and kitchen area are really not that exciting but I do love the few pieces I added decor wise to tie in the color palette with the rest of my place. 


Sunday, October 18, 2020

Apartment Tour: Bedroom

Today I am sharing my bedroom which I love how it turned out. I bought these Lilly Pulitzer pillowcases and pretty much made that the color palette throughout my room. I never had a white comforter before but I love how versatile it is. If I ever get sick of the colors all I have to do is switch out the pillows and blanket and it has a whole different feel! 

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Apartment Tour: Living Room

If you missed yesterdays post I am going to be sharing my apartment with you this week. Yesterday I featured my office so today I am sharing my living room, front entrance and bar cart. The bar cart was my most recent area I worked on and I love the way it came out! I tried to link everything below or similar items. If it is not from Ikea then pretty much everything else is from Home Goods. 


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Apartment Tour: My Office

If I am being completely honest these past few days I felt so unmotivated in pretty much all aspects of my life. I like having things to look forward to and funs plans (I HATE being board) but obviously with Covid that makes things kind of hard. Even with my blog I have just felt a little blah about what to post. I got the idea to do an apartment tour this week and showcase all the different areas of my apartment. I am really excited about this series especially because I pretty much have everything now that I wanted to decorate/finish my apartment. I have lived in my place for about a year and 4 months. I love how much space my apartment has especially with Covid I spent way more time in my place than I ever thought I would. 

I thought I would start with the office space first since I have been spending lots of time in here. This was really the only apartment I looked at that had an extra room for a desk. In the layout it was labeled as a den/dining room but my living room is so big I didn't really need it for that. Thank goodness I bought a desk because working from home now I use it quite often. As we go through the different areas of my apartment you will notice pretty much all my furniture is from Ikea because your girl was balling on a budget and I do love the simple look of their furniture. I am going to try to link everything I can find below! 


Monday, October 5, 2020

Fall Bucket List 2020

 If you missed it the other week I posted a fall clothing inspiration list and so today I am going to share a fall bucket list! I used to make bucket lists for the different seasons all the time but I don't think I have done one in years. I have been seeing quite a few other bloggers post fall ideas and I thought I would join in on the fun! I didn't include a ton of basic fall things I normally would either because of Covid or they are things I have already done. I was going to create this list a week or two ago but time got away from me. I have already decorated for fall and picked out pumpkins at the farmers market! I would love to know what fall things you are up to this year. 

I hope everyone is able to enjoy the season and make the most out of the last few months of the craziest year. I know I am looking forward to the rest of the fall and the holidays being home with family! Work has been kind of crazy the last week so sorry I have been a bit MIA on here. 


1. Bake homemade apple cider donuts // I use to love a fresh hot apple cider donut but have not had one in a few years now because they are never gluten-free. I was looking on Pinterest the other day and found a few recipes for baked donuts that I could use gluten-free flour with. I am going to try to make them at some point! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Fall Wish List

Happy Fall! Today is the first day of fall so I guess this post worked out to post today even though I have been planning on posting this for days now. A pipe in my apartment wall burst over the weekend and flooded my kitchen. So needless to say things have been a bit crazy and my life feels like it is in shambles lol. So glad I am finally getting around to post this. I love cozy fall pieces but this year I am definitely attracted to more loungewear pieces as I am working from home. I am loving all the animal print and tan colors!



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

How I Adopted My Corgi & Advice After One Year

Yesterday marked one year since I adopted my Corgi Cooper! A few weeks ago I posted my must have dog products but I never really shared the story of how I adopted him. So today I thought I would do just that. I also am going to include some advice I learned along the way in this post as well. 


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale & Wishlist

The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is tomorrow morning at 8am until Tuesday night. This is the latest it has ever been at the end of the summer. It is also only two days instead of the 3-4 it usually is. They did have a smaller sale in the middle of the summer during quarantine so I am not sure what to expect from this sale. I have no clue what the selection will be like. I also usually go in with a list of items I am looking for after trying on items throughout the summer. I have only been to one Lilly store this summer so I don't have a ton of things I am really wanting. I also didn't wear much Lilly this summer so if anything I am looking for more tops and less dresses. I did create a small wish list of things that I am hoping are maybe on sale! Not all of this I would actually buy but more interested to see if its included. What items are you hoping to get in the sale? 

If you need more info about this sale check out this FAQ page

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

My Go To Dinner Recipes (Dairy & Gluten Free) - Part 2

Back at the beginning of Covid, I shared a list of my favorite go-to recipes that I always reach for when looking for what to make. I have discovered quite a few amazing new recipes that I have added to my dinner rotation. Since Covid I have definitely been eating more at home so I have been able to try lots of new recipes. Just like the last posts all these recipes are easy to follow and can be modified to be gluten & dairy-free! 

Check out my original list here

1. Elevated Hamburger Helper // OMG I have made this at least three times and I love it because it has amazing flavor and is pretty easy to do. I had tried to make a goulash recipe a few months back and it did not turn out it was just too bland. This is the complete opposite of bland. I follow the recipe exactly and use the Jovial brown rice elbow pasta the recipe calls for. Since you are not boiling the pasta in water but instead you let the pasts soak up the beef broth I am afraid to use a different kind of GF pasta in case it would not work with this method. This step I think is key to it having lots of flavor. I usually add a little bit of non-dairy milk and for cheese, I use this Violife non-dairy cheese

One-Pot Hamburger Helper
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