Saturday, August 8, 2020

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Picks

I normally don't shop the Nordstrom sale for a few reasons. Mainly because it is normally right around my birthday and I also like to save up my spending money for the big Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale that is normally at the end of August. I also feel like a lot of the clothing items are not really worth the price. Yes they are a deal but a lot of the items you could find at Target, Old Navy or J Crew. Everyone has their own preferences on what they want to spend their own money on. I guess for me a lot of the Nordstrom items are not worth it. This year I did decide to go through the site and see what they had. Mainly because you can preview the items this year before shopping. I can't shop until August 13th with my Nordstrom card and it opens to everyone else on August 19th so a few items I found I included here are already sold out! 

Items I Own That Are Worth The Deal: 

1. Patagonia Los Gatos Vest 
2. Patagonia Better Sweater 
3. Bombas Socks (Currently Sold Out Online) 
4. Adidas UltraBoost Sneakers 
5. Natoria Bra 
6. Natoria Underwear 
7. Kate Spade Initial Necklace 

I am not sure if items will be restocked at all but here is all the info for the sale

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

July Favorites

I don't have too many exciting things to share from July it's mainly food but thought I would still share the items! 
Peacock TV // This is a free streaming service that launched in July through NBC. If you are like me I don't pay for cable so this streaming service is a game changer. They have an app on the Apple TV which is how I have been watching. I have been on a major trashy reality tv trend and have been watching lots of Real Housewives. Right now I am watching Dallas. They also have the newest season of Suits! 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Week In Hilton Head Island & Thoughts On Traveling

Last week I took my first full week of PTO since I started my new job last summer. I went to Hilton Head with my mom and sister for the week. We rented an Airbnb and had the best time spending the week at the beach. Seriously one of the most relaxing trips I have had in a long time. Obviously, this tip looked much different than other years past when we have gone to HHI. I wanted to share my experience and thoughts around traveling right now during the pandemic to maybe help others who are torn with what to do. I also wanted to share a mini travel log of what we did during the week because HHI has a special place in my heart. I worked on the island one summer during college and I have never found a beach I love more! 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Life Lately

Hi y'all I feel like it has been forever since I have just sat down and updated you on what I have been up to. I thought today I would share some recent random photos some of which I have already posted on my Instagram. 

My sister flew in at the end of June and her plans changed about three or four different times. Her original trip was going to be a short weekend trip. Then she extended it to the 4th of July. Then when NY came out with additional travel restrictions she decided to stay for the month and fly back after our beach vacation next week. It has been so nice having company after doing nothing for two months. We aren't doing much but eating lots and spending time outside but it has been so nice. It is just so weird not to be able to plan any trips or outings. I had so many fun things planned for the year so it sucks that now I pretty much have nothing going on. The hardest part for me is that I am still relatively new to Dallas and have so much I wanted to explore in Texas and new people to meet! We were planning on going on a weekend road trip for the 4th of July but ended up canceling due to some things that came up. Next week we are taking a trip to the beach which will be my first time away from my apartment since March. I am so ready to get out of town for the week but am obviously a bit nervous. We have no plans other than just sitting at the beach which sounds amazing! 

I am still working from home but I have to say I kind of miss the office and having a routine during the week. I especially miss workout classes and just my daily work schedule. I did try out the gym for one day but decided to continue to put my membership on freeze as TX is not doing great with cases. August is going to be another pretty uneventful month but I am hoping to maybe do a day trip or two with one of my close friends. 

I hope y'all are hanging in there through all of this. It is such a weird year of events I don't know what to even think about everything. 

Target Dress 
A few weeks ago we tried a new restaurant for dinner Bellagreen. The salad I got was so good! It felt great to be able to get dressed up and sit outside. I am loving this dress I picked up at Target. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Weekly Wellness: What Supplements I Take Daily

Finally getting this posted after working on this for way too long. The Real Housewives of Orange Country got in the way of my productivity. I started binging the last few seasons with my sister!

I have not done a wellness-related post in what feels like forever so today I thought I would share the supplements I take on a daily basis. I started taking these supplements about three years ago when I went to see a nutritionist at the height of my health problems. I did a blog post a while ago talking all about my thoughts about my Nutritionist experience. While I am still not sure to what extent they are worth the money she did provide me with some great supplement suggestions that I think made a big difference. These supplements are quite pricy so I am going to narrow down the list to also share which I think provides the most benefit. 

Before we dive into the post I want to make it clear I am in no way a doctor. I just wanted to share what supplements I take and has been recommended to me. Definitely talk to your doctor if you have questions! 


1. Magnesium // This I actually started taking after a recommendation from my neurologist. It is supposed to help with migraine headaches. This supplement is pretty inexpensive and I think it does help with headaches but only to a certain extent. It is not going to completely get rid of migraines but I think it does make a difference. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

June Favorites

 Happy July! Today I am sharing with you all my favorites from the past month. It is a random mix of things but I think they are all pretty useful. 

Healthmate Forever TENS Unit // My doctor recommended this to me to help with my shoulder and neck pain I often have. I have used a similar system to this at the PT and Chiropractor but those are more high tech. I was not expecting this to be so powerful but it works so good for the price. I have used it on my shoulders a few times and it has really helped. If have any pain or muscle soreness I highly recommend this. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lilly Pulitzer & Dallas Arboretum

My sister came to visit me last week which is why I have not posted as much recently. She is actually going to stay now for about a month as Covid travel rules keep changing for NY and she is off of school. So I get to have some company for a while which is nice! Last week we went to the Dallas Arboretum in the evening and walked around. It was the perfect night and I was able to get some awesome pictures. Right now they are letting people bring in food to have a picnic in the park. So many people were doing this. We definitely want to go back at some point and bring pizza! If you live in the Dallas area and are looking for something to do right now that is Covid friendly I highly recommended going to the arboretum. The flowers are so pretty!

I have not posted a "formal" outfit post in so long! This dress is one I got at the end of the summer on sale and I love the style of it. Lilly is having a summer sale right now that ends tonight. While I was excited for this sale in the middle of the summer I was not very impressed. They didn't have much in stock in a small so I didn't pick anything up. Hopefully the annual after party sale will be more successful. 

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer // Sandals: Jack Rogers / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Friday, June 26, 2020

4th Of July Inspiration

4th of July is right around the corner and there is nothing I love more than a red, white & blue combo! The 4th is one of my favorite holidays and while it is going to look much different this year I am still excited to put some cute outfits on and celebrate. I love all the things on this list and had lots of fun putting it together. I am going to wear this USA tank I ordered! 

I would love to know how everyone is celebrating this year social distance style! I am headed to a cabin with my sister for a few nights. 

Sail To Sable Tunic // Vineyard Vines Scalloped Bikini Top & Bottoms // Vineyard Vines Striped Pullover  // Target Tie-Dye Dress // Vineyard Vines Sun Hat // Target USA Tank Top // Old Navy Striped Swing Dress // Old Navy Tie-Dye Sweatshirt // Target Red Dress // Mi Golondrina Embroidered Dress // Vineyard Vines Tassel Earrings // Target Tie-Dye T-Shirt // Old Navy Striped Blouse // Mi Golondrina Hair Tie // Havaiana Flip Flops // Mi Golondrina Embroidered Blouse 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

My Experience Moving Across Country

It is coming up on one year since I packed up and moved from Buffalo, NY to Dallas, TX. It was a whirlwind of a few weeks when I moved. I was excited about the move but also VERY nervous about it. I felt like I could have used some tips and advice on where to even start. So I wanted to share everything I did when moving. Things that worked well and things that I would have changed! Once I accepted my job I had to hit the ground running to find an apartment and move within a month to start my new job. 

How Did I Find Apartments To Tour? 
Since I didn't know the city well at all I used an apartment locator to help curate a list of possible places for me. I had never heard of this service before but most bigger cities have apartment locators. They work with you to come up with a list of available apartments. The one I worked with did not charge a fee but instead, when you sign with an apartment you listed the locator company. They then received a small commission from the lease I signed. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Father's Day Gift Guide

If you can believe it Father's Day is next Sunday June 21st! Don't worry I have not gotten anything either but we still have time. I wanted to share some gift ideas that I think would make great gifts at all different prices. I wanted to include items that most guys need/use in a more "luxury" version that they may not ever buy for themselves. Like this really soft workout shirt or this carry-on duffle.

Friday, June 5, 2020

May Favorites

Happy Friday! I don't even know where to start as so much has happened in the past week. A week ago today several small businesses got luted in downtown Dallas which lead to a curfew being put in place. Then you have the much needed black lives matter movement that is hopefully that start of bigger changes. On top of that Cooper, my corgi has been kind of sick all week. So ya it has been a draining week. I have been sharing resources I find helpful over on my Instagram related to racism. I may eventually compile a blog post with links I find helpful and my thoughts surrounding the issues of racial injustice but for now, I am still process and researching.

It is hard to believe yet another month has passed. It is so weird to think how many months have already gone by in this year but not too much has happened in my day to day life. I wanted to share some of my favorites from the past month and things I have been enjoying. It is funny that pretty much everything is either food or fitness related as that pretty much sums up what I have been up to these days.

1. Starbucks Violet Drink // If you love Starbucks refresher drinks and have not tried this one I highly recommend it. I had never even heard of it until my mom told me about it. It is SO good! It reminds me of a mix between the pink drink and dragon drink but not as sweet.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

How I Curl My Hair Using A Straightener

A few weeks ago I shared my hair care routine and I have been meaning to share how I curl my hair using a straightener. So I finally got around to filming the video this past weekend. I have used everything from a traditional curling iron to a curling wand. I find this way of using my straightener is super quick and easy. I don't have to worry about getting a crease from the clamp or burning my hand with a wand. This BaByliss Pro straightener heats on the outside which makes it perfect for curling. I have had this straighter for years and I swear by it. It's seriously THE BEST! I hope I did a good job explaining how I curl it. Once you try it a few times I find it easy to get the hang of.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Happy Memorial Day & Swimsuit Top Pics

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! I spent Saturday laying by the pool and it was SO nice. Yesterday I was able to get a run in before the rain came in the afternoon which lasted pretty much all of today. I love having three day weekends and am not wanting to go back to work tomorrow. At least it's a short week!

I have been loving all the swimsuits I have been seeing recently so I wanted to share some of my top picks. There is definitely a trend of stripes, off the shoulder, and ruffles 😁 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend Sale Roundup

TGIF! It feels extra nice because the sun is shining and it's a three day weekend. Even though work was pretty quiet for me this week I am so ready for the weekend. I had a pretty rough weekend last week between it raining ALL DAY Saturday and a trip to immediate care which is a story for another day. Needless to say I need a nice weekend to relax and recharge. It goes without saying that I am going to try to make the most of yet another holiday celebrated away from friends and a change in plans. This weekend my friends were planning a trip to NYC to visit one of my best friends from high school. Obviously that trip is no more so I plan to spend some time at the pool, have a cookout, make some cocktails, and venture out to Target for a much-needed trip. I haven't been to Target in literally months. I hope everyone is able to enjoy the holiday and relax! 

Today I decided to start the weekend off right with a proper festive outfit! Nothing special but loving this casual look. 

Top: Old from J Crew Factory / Shorts: Abercrombie / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Bracelet: Made myself but this is very similar (Allie & Bess) 
With retail stores mostly being closed and the long weekend I expect some of the sales to be extra good. So I wanted to round up some of my favorite stores that currently have a sale going on. Some of these sales may be even better come Monday! 

Abercrombie // 40 to 60% off everything plus an extra 15% off sale (no code needed) 
Draper James // 40% off sale styles (no code needed)  
Gap // 50% off everything with code WARM
J Crew // Up to 60% off with code HISUMMER
J Crew Factory // 50 to 60% off everything (no code needed)
Kelly Wynne // 25% off sale items (no code needed) 
Kendra Scott // 20% off everything (no code needed) 
Lilly Pulitzer // Free Tumbler with $100 purchase (no code needed) 
Loft // 50% off and free shipping with code FRIEND 
Old Navy // Tees, tanks, shorts and swim 50$ off (no code needed) 
Target // BOGO on swimsuits and sandals plus sales on outdoor and summer items (no code needed) 
Tarte // $25 for a bunch of their popular items. Sale ends TONIGHT but they may have another sale on Monday.
The Impeccable Pig // 20% off everything with the code PARTYINTHEUSA
Tuckernuck // 25% off sale style with code BERRY25 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

One Year Post Graduation & My Advice

It is hard to believe that it has been a whole year since I graduated from college last year. Part of it seems like it was just yesterday and part of it feels like it was forever ago. I can't imagine graduating right now not knowing how the world will look a month for now. The added stress that brings is just SO hard considering how much I struggled in a normal graduation season. I think that graduating from college is hands down one of the most challenging things. It's not like high school where most people graduate and go right into college. Once you graduate from college there are so many different things. You can go for more schooling, look for a job, move, travel and the list goes on. I thought I would share my perceptive from college graduation and my advice for new graduates.


Friday, May 15, 2020

What I Have Been Watching During Quarantine

Happy Friday! I missed the blog this week but I was SO busy this week with work that by the end of the day I just didn't have the motivation to get a post up. I also just had a blah weekend last week so I am looking forward to making the most of the weekend and hopefully getting outside. 
In any other situation I would be ashamed to share how many tv shows I have been watching but I think at this point anything goes. I shared a list of tv shows back at the end of March with current tv shows I was watching and my favorites. I have a ton of shows on that list but I wanted to share with you what I have been watching the past month or two. 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Saturday Shopping

This past week I had a busy work week and if I am being honest I have kind of hit a wall this weekend. You can only go so many weekends without doing much before it gets to you. Today I did get out for a walk, grab a Starbucks, and picked-up dinner. I have a few fun posts I am hoping to get up this week. Although those posts will take a bit more time and effort and today I was just feeling some online shopping. I thought it would be fun to share a bunch of random things that I have recently come across that I really think are cute! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Haircare Must Haves

In the last few weeks, I have shared a few skincare posts (here // here) so I thought I would share my must-have haircare products I can't live without. I pretty much have been using all these hair products for years now and swear by them. My hair is very thick, frizzy, and wavy so I need lots of products to help it out! I also filmed a corresponding video in case you want more in-depth information about any of the products. I will say that pretty much all of these items are "salon brands" but I think they are totally worth the money. I also try to get deals from Ulta as much as I can. For the shampoo and condition, I always make sure to stock up when Ulta is running their jumbo sale which is normally twice a year. I try to go about 3-4 days in between washes so I wash it at night before bed. When it comes to styling I typically will straight it and every so often curl it with the straighter (going to share a tutorial on this soon). If I happen to not wash my hair at night I will either scrunch it and let it air dry or use the Revlon volumizing hair dryer which gives the BEST at-home blowout (review here). 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Current Things Making Me Happy

Happy May!! I don't know about you but I am excited to start a new month. I don't have anything crazy planned or anything. I am just looking forward to a fresh start to get into a workout routine, the weather is getting so nice, and I just feel more into a routine doing everything out my apartment. This past week I had some flu bug or something for a few days. I just had a bad stomach ache and low energy but I missed not being able to post. I was going to share my monthly favorites but instead, I thought I would just share some more things that have been making me happy lately (check out the first version here). I really love reading others post like this so I wanted to share a few things I have been enjoying the last few weeks. 

1. Old Navy Lounge Set // I saw this set ( shorts / sweatshirt) on Jade Scott's Instagram and thought it was so cute. I like that it is tie-dye but not super bright. I also really like that it is shorts and not pants which are perfect for the Texas weather right now. I have it on today and it is so comfy. 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Happy Friday even though weekends are pretty strange these days. If you can believe it or not Mother's Day is only a few weeks away. With shipping times all over the place I wanted to get some ideas up for you guys in case you are struggling with what to get. I tired to include a few items from small businesses and all different prices points. I recently purchased this citrus notepad and love it! I also have this throw blanket on my bed. The quality is amazing and it looks so much more expensive than it actually is!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

How I Cleared Up My Hormonal Acne & My Dermatologist Experience

Happy Wednesday y'all I just finished watching Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu and man is that show good! Yesterday I posted my daily skincare routine which I do on a daily basis. With that said I think it is important I share my experience with clearing up my skin and my dermatologist experience. I can confidently say that my skin would not be what it is today if it wasn't for a prescription. I hesitated for a while about going to a dermatologist but looking back on it no skincare product from the drugstore or a beauty store was going to completely get rid of it without getting a perception. 

So back in high school, I had some pretty stubborn acne mainly on my forehead which I did go to a dermatologist for a while. They had me take an antibiotic (not sure which one) and use Aczone gel as  a spot treatment which you need a perception for. These things helped but I felt like it never worked completely. Then once I went on birth control things started to improve quite a bit so I stopped going to a dermatologist. 

High school acne on my forehead

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

My Skincare Routine (Sensitive & Acne Prone // Natural & Luxury)

The Sephora Beauty Insider sale is happening this week which is one of two times a year that Sephora has a coupon that can be used on products. I don't have anything I am planning on really getting but now is a great time to stock up on products. Today I am sharing my daily skincare routine and the products I use daily. Within the last four months, I have been using a perception Tretinoin cream for bad hormonal acne I had on my chin. Since I went to the dermatologist and started using this cream along with an oral medication my skin has been the best it has ever been. Tomorrow I am going to share more on that but today I wanted to share with you the products I use daily. I also filmed a video below which I talk about my full routine and each product! 
Products I Use: 
Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser // SuperGoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 // Trader Joes Face Wipes // La Roche-Posay Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser // Clarisonic Mia 2 // Kiehl's Ultra Face Toner // Sephora  Collection Nourishing Moisturizer // Treatinoin 0.05% Cream (prescription needed) // La Roche-Posay Dual Action Acne Treatment // Sephora Collection Brightening Eye Cream // Mario Badescu Cucumber Facial Spray // Tarte Maracuja Oil // Caudalie Vinoperfect Anti Dark Spot Serum // Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask // Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask // Peter Thomas Roth   24K Gold Mask // Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mask // Jade Roller // Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 

Other Products Mentioned: 
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser // First Aid Beauty Moisturizer // Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer // Ice Roller 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Bar Cart Inspiration

Now that I have been living at home for over a month now I have gotten inspired to do some additional decorating and organizing to my apartment. I have most of my apartment decorated but last week I had this idea to add a bar cart in the corner where my kitchen table is. I have the perfect wall and space for it. Plus I can move some of my wine and champagne glasses out of my kitchen cabinets. So I have been doing lots of searching for a bar cart and decor inspiration on Pinterest. So I thought it would be fun to share the items I have an eye on. I haven't bought anything yet but am slowly getting ideas! I would love any bar cart idea you have. I will be sure to share images of the final product once I get everything decorated.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Day Trip to Magnolia Market & Waco, TX

When my sister came to visit after the holidays we took a day trip to Waco, Texas which is less than two hours from Dallas. The weather that day could not have been more perfect and we had such a fun time. I thought it would be fun today to share some pictures and what we did for the day. We had never been so we didn't know what to expect but we had a great time and would recommend it if you are in Texas!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Perfect T-Shirt Dress From Target

I am back today with another outfit and some OG mirror pics to share the look because of #quarantine! I tried this dress on in Target in the color lilac. I didn't like the color of the dress against my skin tone but I fell in love with the cut of the dress. It is the perfect fit and can easily be dressed up or down. I ended up picking up this dress in the charcoal grey color and I am obsessed with it. I can already tell this is going to be a go-to when the weather starts getting hot. My sister also picked it up after she saw it! I love pairing it with my Golden Goose dupe sneakers or a pair of sandals. For the dress only being $15 it is the perfect closet staple. 

Dress: Target // Sneakers: Amazon // Sandals: Kate Spade (similar) // Bracelets: Lily & Laura / Jean Jacket: J Crew Factory

Things Currently Making Me Happy

I hope everyone had a nice weekend & Easter Sunday. To be honest, this weekend was so weird for me. Easter didn't feel like Easter and my family would have been in town. So I tried to keep busy but I also felt a large lack of motivation. So I let myself be pretty lazy and not do anything too crazy this weekend. I thought it would be nice to share some things that have been bringing me small bits of happiness recently. I have to say this post idea is 100% due to Kate from Lonestar Southerns happiness list blog post she recently did. I loved this idea and thought I would share some of my own things. 

Trader Joes Margarita Mix // I picked this up last weekend when I went to the grocery store. I have had this in the past but forgot how good it is. I am glad I picked this up for a weekend drink at Melanie's quarantine bar! All you need to make this is the mix, triple sec, tequila, and a lime.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

My Top Products That Help Manage Chronic Muscle Pain

I have had this on my list of things to share for a while now but wanted to make sure I shared products that I usually frequent and that do help. If you suffer from any type of chronic pain or even muscle soreness after working out then this post is for you! If you want to catch-up on my health background you can check out this group of blog posts. Long story short though a little over two years ago I found out I have some audio-immune condition but not exactly sure what. One of the main symptoms that I continue to have is muscle pain. So today I am sharing the top products that I think help provide some relief. I also filmed a video in which I talk in detail about the products and how to use them so be sure to watch that as well below. I would love to know if you do or use anything I have not mentioned! 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

March Favorites

I hope everyone had a nice weekend and tried to do some fun things around the house. I had both a productive and lazy weekend. I went on a few walks, watched a movie, went grocery shopping, and ended the weekend with a trip to TCBY for ice cream. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites from the last month. This is a very random mix of items but I hope you enjoy it. I always love these posts and looking back on what I was liking at different times. March felt like the longest month so I am happy to start a new month adjusting to this new routine of social distancing. 
1. Downy Fabric Softener // This was completely random because I couldn't be picky ordering online. It smells ok in the bottle but AMAZING after washing your clothes.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

My Go To Dinner Recipes (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Now that I fully live on my own I pretty much cookie one or two meals for dinner a week. I don't love cooking but I have found that it is a lot easier to have a list of go-to recipes. These are all recipes that I have made and really enjoy. For me, the main thing is that I don't need a ton of ingredients and the time to prep the meal is not super long. I thought it would be helpful to share my go-to recipes with you in case you need so suggestions or inspiration. As I find more recipes I like I may add to this list or do another post. I will also mention that I am gluten-free and dairy-free so all these recipes are gluten/dairy-free or can be modified to be gluten/dairy-free. Let me know if you end up making any of these recipes!

1. Orange Chicken With Rice & Snap Peas // This recipe is quite easy and so tasty. I pretty much follow the recipe other than I use gluten-free flour instead of arrowroot starch. This is just because I normally have gluten-free flour on hand so it is just fewer ingredients I have to buy. I normally pair the chicken with brown rice and snap peas. 

2. Stuffed Peppers // I use to think stuffed peppers were super hard to make but this recipe is quite easy to follow and they taste so good. I like that the whole meal is done all in one with the veggie and meat. To make dairy-free I just use dairy-free cheese for the top. 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Book Review: When Less Becomes More

I finished reading this book over the weekend and wanted to share my thoughts on the book. I think there is no better time than now to read this book as we are all in a time period where we have time to slow down and focus on things that we enjoy doing to pass the time. If you have already read this book I would love to know your thoughts on it!

Overview: This book is the newest book by Emily Ley where she talks about her journey over the last few years to live a simpler slower life. The book is broken up into 10 different categories including topics on social media, rest, wellness, faith, and more. The book starts off with her talking about this idea of the "paradox of everyday empty". Where our lives are often filled with so many tasks and things we feel we have to do yet we often feel overwhelmed and empty. In each chapter, she tells different stories and experiences she has had regarding questioning and rethinking the way we think about and live out all different areas of our lives. 

Spring Shopping Picks

Today I thought I would share some joy and bright colors with some of my favorite new spring arrivals from my favorite brands! I am loving all the bright colors and embroidery this spring. If you are interested in picking any of these items up now is the perfect time to do it as pretty much every retailer is running some type of sale. I would love to know what your favorite pieces are for this spring & summer. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Tv Shows I Would Recommend

I am sure everyone has been watching a bit more Netflix and Hulu these days. I always think it is interesting to see what other people enjoy watching. So today I am sharing my recommendations. These are shows I am currently watching or have previously watched. I would love to know what shows you are loving right now or shows I didn't include in this list that is a must see!

Current Shows I Am Watching: 

1. This Is Us // If you have not watched this you MUST start it. The way the episodes are written where they switch between past, present, and future is something I have never really seen in a TV show before but it makes it so interesting. 
2. Grey's Anatomy // I started watching this with my mom years ago and have watched it ever since. A few years ago I went back and watched it from the beginning because when I started watching it with her I hadn't seen the older seasons. It took me a long time because there are so many seasons but so worth it. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Favorite Loungewear Set

I hope everyone is hanging in there and finding some fun things to do at home! I thought this would be the perfect time to share this casual loungewear set with you. I got it after Christmas at Loft from the Lou & Grey line as I typically work from home a few days a week (even before coronavirus). I found myself needing more loungewear to wear around the house. This set is so comfortable I think everyone needs this! It is just so cozy. The top and bottom are sold separately so you can mix and match colors. If I was wearing this out and about I would pair it with a cute pair of white sneakers. 

I hope you enjoy the throwback mirror style pics because I don't have a tripod for my camera and I am not leaving my apartment much these days to take any pictures. 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Five Fitness Classes To Do Inside

I will be the first to admit I hate working out inside. Before I joined a gym in high school I would try to do workout videos at home but I never felt as motivated as when I took a class and physically went to the gym. Not only am I more motivated to go when I am paying for the membership but I love working out in a class setting with others. With that said right now, that is not an option. So today I wanted to share five ideas for videos/classes you can do from home! A lot of these companies are offering subscription codes were you get a few months free. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Fifteen Things To Do Inside & Ways To Stay Positive

Hey everyone while things have been crazy for everyone and changes are happening all the time one thing I am excited about is having more time to blog and spend on improving my website! I always feel like I have too much other stuff going on that it is hard to get into a blogging routine. So I am taking this time while stuck inside to start back into blogging. While things have been so strange not interacting with anyone in person as I am working from home and live by myself I have been enjoying keeping up with other bloggers on social media. Things can definitely get pretty boarding so I wanted to share things that I am going to be doing over the next few weeks to stay productive and remain positive! A lot of people have been posting similar ideas but I wanted to share my ideas and give my input because you can never have too many ideas. I would also love to know what fun things you have been up to. 

Thought we could all use a beach photo just about now 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

I missed y'all but the last few weeks have been busy with work and some fun weekend plans. Valentine's Day is this week so today I wanted to share some gift ideas to treat yourself or even for a friend! i tried to include some unique ideas including a candle making class my sister and I took after the holidays. It was so much fun I think it would be a great activity to do with someone. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Valentine's Day Pajamas

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and to me nothing makes a more perfect gift for someone else or yourself than a cute pair of pajamas. Last year I got a set of Vineyard Vines ones and I love them. I found lots of cute options at all different prices so I rounded up my favorites below! 

Row 1: One // Two // Three // Four 
Row 2: One // Two // Three // Four // Five 
Row 3: One // Two // Three // Four // Five

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Goals For 2020

I have to admit I am a sucker for feeling recharged in the New Year and making goals for the new year. I know a lot of people hate resolutions especially in today's world where everyone is always talking about things that are most likely not realistic. I like creating resolutions because I find it is a way to check in with myself and think about what things I want to focus on in the new year. Even if I don't accomplish everything it gives me more direction on what I want to make important for the year. This year I am going to try to be more specific with my goals and less general. I am hoping this will make things more realistic as to how I will accomplish them. 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Currently Cooking This Week

I don't know about you but the holidays hit me hard this year with lots of sweet treats, meals out, and over eating. So I am trying to focus on eating less sugar and more clean food for right now. My goal is to try to stick to a Whole 30 breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I am not going to be super stick if I am going out to eat or have an occasional treat. After shopping this weekend I had no idea how hard it is to fully follow this meal plan. There are so many foods that have sugar I never even thought of like pasta sauce. I thought I would share the receipts I made for this week. I got most of them from the Whole Kitchen Sink website which has some amazing content on Whole 30. 

Breakfast: Sausage Tomato Egg Bake 
This is my least favorite recipe I made this week as it is pretty bland. I didn't add the basil but I included everything else. I used turkey sausage in the recipe but I think if I made this recipe again I would maybe use prosciutto or something smaller. Finally the shredded potato was not fully Whole 30 because it had some corn in it. 
Rating: 3 / 5

This Whole30 breakfast casserole is filled with sausage, tomato, basil and potatoes, and couldn't be easier to whip up for a Whole30 or Paleo breakfast meal prep recipe. With only a few simple ingredients and a bit of oven baking magic, you'll have a family friendly, gluten-free, and Whole30 egg bake, or be set for the week ahead! #whole30eggbake #whole30breakfastrecipes #whole30breakfastcasserole #paleobreakfast #glutenfreebreakfast #whole30sausagerecipes  

Sunday, January 12, 2020

2019 Recap & Updates

Hi, y'all it has been SO LONG since I have been on here but I am super excited to be back. I feel like so much has happened since I last posted a blog post. I had lots of good changes in 2019 but the blog just wasn't fitting into my daily schedule. I ended up getting a job a few months after graduation and moved to Dallas, TX! I am settled into this new chapter and am loving it. I have been missing sharing my tips, life, fashion and everything else here. I am excited and re energized to be back here with everyone. I thought the best way to catch you up with what I have been up to is by sharing my top moments of 2019!

1. Visited Niagara on The Lake