Why Dancing Makes Me Happy

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hello everyone and happy Friday!

As most of you know, last Sunday the 9th was my birthday and I can say that I've had a great week! My coworkers took me to one of my favorite restaurants, Maggiano's, I got to see some friends from out of town unexpectedly, and I got to work it at my favorite Zumba class!

Speaking of Zumba, who else LOVES to dance?! Dancing is a great way to burn calories, have fun, and meet new friends! My favorite part about dancing, is that there really isn't a "wrong" way to do it. You just go with the music and however it moves you!


What I also love about dancing is that you can do it anywhere (within reason haha). For instance, this past year I switched to a standing desk at work to help my lower back (Standing desks are also better for your overall health too because it's not good to sit all day). I downloaded Spotify to my work computer a few months ago and I dance at my desk all day long. It immediately puts me in a good mood, it help wakes me up in the mornings, and it really livens up the atmosphere in my department.

Whether you like dancing or not, watching someone dance at their desk is always funny! :) 


Another fun part about dancing is the clothes! You can dress up to so many different genres. Take salsa dancing for instance. Fun ruffles and dresses that you can twirl in are a must-have! I'll be honest, when I got the dress above from The Mint Julep Boutique, I totally felt like the famous red dress emoji! 💃💃💃

So grab your girls, have a night out at your favorite dancing spot or ask around and find your new place! My friend's Zumba instructor recommended a place to us and it was as easy as that. I promise you will have a blast! :)

Have a great weekend!

--Caitlin :) 


I Got A New Car!!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Surprise!!! I got a new car last week! I am now the lucky owner of a 2017.5 Nissan Rogue S. This car is so sophisticated compared to my last car. Previously, I had a 2000 Ford Mustang. Now, don't get me wrong, I will always love Mustangs. In fact, once I pay off this car, I am going to keep it and get the newest Ford Mustang at that time. I have loved mustangs since I was little because of my dad and I intend to keep that tradition alive. (Once a Ford girl, always a Ford girl).

I bet you're wondering, "If you love mustangs so much, why didn't you get one?" Well, as you all have seen, Diesel keeps getting bigger. So big in fact, that he barely fit in my mustang anymore. I could tell that he wasn't comfortable and I knew that if I wanted to get another dog in a year or two, my little mustang wasn't going to cut it.


I began searching for sporty-looking SUV's and stumbled upon the Nissan Rogue. I didn't need anything too fancy, I just wanted new. I wanted something with basically no miles, a lot of room, and some additional safety features that I've never had before. The 2017.5 Nissan Rogue S model that I purchased came with blind spot protection, a back up camera, Sirius XM radio (for 90 days, but hey that's cool), and it had a TON of room for Diesel.


When I took Diesel on his first car ride, he was so happy because he could stretch out in the back seat and his head wasn't touching the roof of my car anymore. He actually has a ton of room above his head! Cross your fingers that he doesn't get too much taller! :)

In addition to having a ton of room in the back seat for Diesel, it also has a lot of trunk space, including removable and stack-able shelves that you can arrange in numerous combinations that help store anything you need while you're driving. I like to configure the shelves in a box shape so that when we go grocery shopping, I can put everything in that area and know that when I get home and open the back of my car, nothing is going to fall out!


What I love most about this car, is the fact that it is road-trip ready! When Chandler and I first got Diesel, we wanted to take him everywhere! Like I've said in previous posts, it is so important to socialize your dog from the beginning. It helps them so much later in life. With this new car, we are ready to take Diesel everywhere and anywhere. All we have to say is "Do you...wanna go...on.....a....CAR RIDE?!" :)

If you're in the market for a new SUV, you have to take a look at Nissan's vehicles. Their Murano is also a great vehicle that I considered as well. I purchased my car at the Coggin Nissan at the Avenues location in Jacksonville and had great service. If you're in the area, definitely go to them!


Are you headed on a summer road-trip? I'd love to hear all about where you're going so that I can visit there someday too! Share your story in the comments below!

BeautyCounter Review

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hey everyone!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week so far. :) Today I am sharing a new beauty product line called BeautyCounter that my coworker, Jenn introduced to me. Growing up, I've never really been into make-up, or anything of that sort. I do, however, like to spend money on hair, lip care and facial products.

Something I didn't know, is that there are actually a TON of ingredients in beauty products that you should never be putting on your skin! And I mean NEVER! You should never have to look at the label of something that should be safe for you. Below is a two minute video on who BeautyCounter is. I highly recommend everyone watch it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCur_ywX8Lo&feature=youtu.be 

Now, I want you to find your favorite beauty product that you use every single day. Look at the label. What do you see? A list of ingredients that you don't recognize perhaps? The link below is a database by the Environmental Working Group that tests all of the products that are on the market and rates them based on their ingredients and potential hazards. It even takes an extra step by dividing everything into categories for Cancer, Allergies, Fertility Issues and other concerns.

https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

BeautyCounter has created a "Never List" that is on the back of every consultant's business card. This list contains the top chemicals that you should NEVER have in any of your products. 



I was able to test out their Nourishing Line which is exactly what I would have chosen from their products. I have always suffered from dry skin on my hands and I have a bad habit of biting my lip. If I had to name my top products from the line (even though they all are absolutely amazing), I would recommend their Enrich Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa and their Lip Conditioner in Peppermint


Let's start with the body butter! When I try lotions or body butters, I like to have them on for a little while and then wash my hands to see if everything completely disappears. I put this body butter on in the evening, washed my hands a few times, and my hands were still so soft and supple the entire next day. I couldn't believe it! If you have dry skin like me, I highly recommend trying this. You will be amazed by the results!


Now, for the lip conditioner! I have tried so many lip balms in my life, and yes, a few have worked out well. However, BeautyCounter's Lip Conditioner surpassed all of them! My lips felt so smooth and soft after just one use! If you're a (regretful) lip biter like myself, haha, or if your lips crack and get dried out from the weather, this lip conditioner is for you! The container may look small, but it doesn't take much to make a huge impact. In other words, this should last a decent amount of time! 



I hope you try out the entire Nourishing Line and find what you love. 



Now, for the most exciting part! My coworker Jenn is offering a free gift to everyone with a $75 purchase! Place your order here www.beautycounter.com/jennifersesniak. To claim this offer, please email myself at Jenn at jensesniak@yahoo.com to confirm your order, and she will send you your free gift! Make sure to mention my blog in your email! This offer does expire June 30th!!!

Beach Wedding Dress

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

When I first started planning this post, all I could think about was the movie bride wars. Since the theme of this post is summer weddings, I kept hearing Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway’s voices saying: “June. Weddings. AT THE PLAZA!!!!!” If you haven’t seen this movie yet, please do. It’ll give you a good laugh and teach you what NOT to do when planning your wedding. :P 



Any who, I’ve always thought that beach weddings were absolutely beautiful.  With so many beautiful destinations to pick from, you really can’t go wrong! I also love that beach weddings can be as casual or formal as you want. I’ve seen a variation of dress styles for a beach wedding. Short and flowy, long and formal, etc. 




I found this beautiful lace midi dress from Morning Lavender and instantly thought it would be the perfect beach wedding dress. Also, if you are going the more formal route, you could always use this as a reception dress! With it’s price of $59.99, it’s probably the cheapest thing at your wedding! :) 




Photography by: Chantell Cruz Photography

Entire Dress Collection: Morning Lavender Dresses

Monday Blues

Monday, June 5, 2017

Happy Monday!



I hope you all did something fun this weekend! :) Chandler and I spent our weekend relaxing, hanging out with Diesel and friends and of course working on the blog! :) What did you do? I'd love to know in the comments below!

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite maxi dresses for the summer! This floral blue maxi dress from Lulus is such a happy dress, filled with color. I've always loved anything that is bright and colorful because it puts me in the best mood for the day.  






Dress: Lulus

Entire Dress Collection: Lulus

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