Weekly Round Up

Friday, February 16, 2018

HAPPY FRIDAY!

How was everyone's week? I am SO excited that it's finally the weekend. Pretty sure I say that every Friday though haha! Today I wanted to switch it up a little and do a Friday introduction and share some facts about myself before I share my weekly round up post.


1. I am a social media marketer. I started doing natural social (social media without any paid support) and now I work on the paid side, creating and managing all of our brand's paid social media advertisements. This includes Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest! I love who I work with and am eager to see what the future has in store.

2. I have two cats, Oscar and Felix. A few weeks ago, I did an Instagram poll asking if you all would like to see more about my cats and you said yes! Oscar and Felix are brothers and I have had them since they were little. Believe it or not, they are 12 going on 13 years old! How crazy is that?! Besides Diesel, they are my pride and joy and are my original fur children. I love them so much and I plan on sharing some content soon featuring them!

3.  My dog has more friends that I do. I wanted to share this one because it's true and hilarious. Last November, we threw Diesel a birthday party since he turned one year old and I'm not even kidding when I say ALL of his friends (for the most part) came. When I say his friends came, I mean literally over 20 dogs and their owners came AND THEY BROUGHT PRESENTS!!! LIKE WHAT?! I didn't even ask anyone to bring presents. I just wanted Diesel to have a great time playing with his friends for a few hours (so that he would fall asleep for the rest of the night haha) and be happy. But yeah, his friends came, he got presents (and cards), and him and all of his fur-iends got some of the birthday cake that I bought for him. Pretty sure his one birthday is better than my last five!

4. Most of my family on my mom's side lives in Germany. In 2014 I did a study abroad to Germany and it was the best experience of my life. I got to meet and visit with so many family members and I got to hop over the pond to England and see some of my other cousins as well. I also took two years of German in college (I'm a bit rusty now though and need to practice haha). My mom loves it because she can speak German and when I come home we make fun of my dad in German while he's right there in front of us and it's hilarious. For us. :)

5. Last but not least, I love ketchup. I'm sharing this last fact for my coworkers who know how much I love ketchup. I actually keep ketchup packets in one of my desk drawers at work so that I always have some with me for food. One of my coworkers actually went out of her way to get the really good stuff, a.k.a. the ketchup with no high fructose corn syrup and organic. When she brought it in I was like "oh my gosh you got me ketchup" and she was like "actually I got this for the department." So I said, "so for me then?" :) I know it's weird, but we all have our quirks!

Girl wearing floral bell sleeve top

Now, let's get into the weekly round up post!

Food:

I am a HUGE fan of Morning Lavender and their girl boss Kim Le. She recently opened up her second location and this one includes a cafe!!! I really wish this would come to Florida so I can enjoy it! If you're in the area, definitely go visit the new cafe and store location!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfOdRpJhCUG/?taken-by=laceandlocks

I recently shared one of my favorite smoothie recipes. This week I discovered Running with Spoons and her recipe for a strawberry banana oat breakfast smoothie! It looks and sounds really good. Get the recipe below.

Read it here: http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2018/02/11/strawberry-banana-oat-breakfast-smoothie/

Entertainment:

Earlier this week I heard that the Spice Girls are NOT going on tour and I was crushed. BUT, I just read on Cosmo that most of the girls have signed contracts for a tour. So...I guess we'll see? Read more below!

Read it here: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/music/a18197945/spice-girls-reunion-tour-2018-contracts/ 

P.S. if you would like a good laugh, here is a video of Kriss Jenner drunkenly singing the Spice Girls. Haha!

See it here: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/a18193434/video-kris-jenner-spice-girls-karaoke/

Who else has been watching the Olympics?! Well, Chandler and I don't have cable (#hulu), but we have been keeping up. My favorite thing so far was Shaun White winning the gold with an AMAZING run. If you haven't seen it, click the link below.

See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6NTcNFjVjE

Also speaking of the olympics, one of my favorite bloggers, Kim is actually at the Olympics RIGHT NOW! Talk about life goals! If you're wanting to see what it's like, head over to her account, look at her pictures and her story and I promise you'll be inspired!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfPYNSqhC_l/?taken-by=hkcung

Fashion:

I LOVED seeing the most adorable Valentine's Day photos. This one from Cyn from Hot Pink Pineapples is soooo cute.

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfMvdI_lQH2/?taken-by=hotpinkpineapples

NYFW is in full force and I've been living vicariously through so many bloggers, especially Cecile! She went there with H&M and has been sharing about her experience from start to finish and trust me it is so cool! I keep telling myself "one day" haha!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfPO19YAR0R/?taken-by=cecilealamode

I have been loving Bailey's vacation photos. So many people are visiting the prettiest spots right now and I'm super jealous! Click the link below to look at all of her photos!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/baileyschwartz/

I love bright colors. They practically make up my entire wardrobe! Rechael Roe shared the cutest yellow spring dress that is only $18! What a steal right? You all know I'm ballin' on a budget haha!

Read it here: https://adaydreamlove.com/the-18-dress-you-need-for-spring/

That's all for this week, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

Mint Julep Boutique Bell Sleeve Dress

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Was anyone else super tired yesterday? Not only did I oversleep, but once Chandler woke me up I would not budge. Me and the bed were best friends yesterday morning haha! Even at work I was tired all day. We all have those days though!

Today I'm sharing this beautiful dress from The Mint Julep Boutique. I'm not 100% sure what I'm wearing for Valentine's Day but this dress is definitely in my top three options! The lace details are so beautiful and I love the sleeves! This is the second style that I have stepped outside of my comfort zone with. In a previous post I mentioned how I don't like things around my neck. This style does hook at the neck and once again it didn't bother me! Maybe I'm outgrowing this? Who knows!

If you're looking for a cute spring dress that will look good all season long, this is the one to get! Best part is that it's under $50!

Girl wearing white bell sleeve dress

Girl wearing white bell sleeve dress

Girl wearing white bell sleeve dress

Girl wearing white bell sleeve dress

Girl wearing white bell sleeve dress

Girl wearing white bell sleeve dress

Girl wearing white bell sleeve dress



Cute Valentine's Day PJ's

Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Monday!

How was everyone's weekend?! Chandler, Diesel and I had a fun-filled weekend! On Saturday while Chandler was at work, Diesel and I went to Petsmart for their Valentine's Day celebration. We got treats, coupons, a free sample of cat food for Oscar and Felix, and he got his paw print stamped on the cutest Valentine's Day theme paper. I shared it on my insta story on Saturday. :)

On Sunday, I got to ride a different horse named Jazz and he definitely has a lot of spunk! It took a little getting used to but he was great! While I love my Brandy girl, I liked getting to ride a different horse since every horse has a different personality. Someday when I buy my own horse, it will be good to have different experiences under my belt! Afterwards, Chandler's best friends from back home, Mark and Sarah came to spend the rest of the day with us and we had the best time. I did of course spend some time shooting some gorgeous new arrivals with Gold N' Daisies that you will all see really soon! I just know you're going to love them. :) 

Today's blog post is all about the cutest Valentine's Day pj's' from where else? Victoria's Secret! I shared some of their Valentine's Day lingerie the other day and of course I had to share some fun pajamas. 

Girl wearing kiss print satin Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day pajamas

Girl wearing kiss print satin Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day pajamas

Girl wearing kiss print satin Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day pajamas

I've never owned anything satin until these pajamas and a dress I will be sharing soon from the Lilly Pulitzer after party sale. They're so soft, comfy, and slippery if I'm being honest haha! If you're looking for something super cute for the fun holiday, these pajamas are a must-have. I couldn't find the exact print online, but they were in store along with other cute prints! I linked the actual pajamas below.

Girl wearing kiss print satin Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day pajamas

Girl wearing kiss print satin Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day pajamas

Girl wearing kiss print satin Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day pajamas

Girl wearing kiss print satin Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day pajamas

Girl wearing kiss print satin Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day pajamas

Pajamas: Victoria's Secret - Couldn't find pattern on their site but I found mine in store!

Weekly Round Up

Friday, February 9, 2018

Happy Friday!

Diesel and I are super excited about this weekend because tomorrow, from 12-3pm, PetSmart is having their own Valentine's Day party! How cute is that!!! Also happening tomorrow from 11am-4pm is a pop up shop for Gold N' Daisies! It will be held at Let Destiny Design Flowers in Fernandina Beach. Check out my Insta story for more deets!

Also, on Sunday I will be starting my second month of horseback riding lessons! I always love being out at the stable. It truly makes me happy. :)

Now, I'm super excited to share this week's round up post! If I had to pick my favorite article, it would be from the Entertainment section. You'll know which post I'm talking about! ;) 


Food:

I love all of the Valentine's Day blog posts that I've been seeing. Jess from J. Cathell shared the cutest idea for an easy kids Valentine's Day breakfast! P.S. the set up is adorable!!!

Read it here: http://www.jcathell.com/family/easy-kids-valentines-day-breakfast/

Next, is this super cute recipe from Live Laugh Rowe. If you're hosting a Galentine's Day party or even just hanging out with your S.O., these cream wafer cookies look so good and festive! Get the recipe below.

Read it here: https://livelaughrowe.com/cream-wafer-cookie-recipe/

Want a bunch of delicious Valentine's Day food options all in one post? Then this next read is for you! Kim from The Tom Kat Studio shares 10 delicious treats that will leave your mouth watering!

Read it here: http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/2018/02/valentinesdaytreats-2/

Looking for a way to showcase all of your delicious treats that you're going to make from the above posts? Gigi from It's A Sparkly Life shared the cutest dessert cart inspo on her blog. This is definitely do-able to recreate!

Read it here: http://www.itsasparklylife.com/valentines-day-inspo/

Now, I know this last food post is one of my favorites. Courtney from Pizzazzerie shared three beautiful table settings for Valentine's Day. These would go perfectly with any party you have planned!

Read it here: https://pizzazzerie.com/courtney/valentines-day-tablescape-3-ways/

Fashion:

There have been so many cute Valentine's Day outfits all over Instagram lately that I have been loving. What I love about this next post, is that she shared outfits with multiple price points! That's super important, especially if you're on a budget like me! Check out Alyson's post below.

See it here: https://sequinsandthings.com/2018/02/20-valentines-day-outfit-options-price-points.html/

I have been following Grace for quite some time now, and this week she shared the cutest Valentine's Day dress! The bandage style instantly adds a slimming effect, and to top it off are the most adorable bow details!

Read it here: http://www.asoutherndrawl.com/2018/02/valentines-day-outfit.html

Carin from Lace and Lashes shared the cutest dress that is perfect for spring and it's on sale!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Be50sxXH5yk/?taken-by=laceandlashesblog

Jessi Afshin posted a gorgeous off the shoulder ruffle sleeve top on her Instagram this week that I couldn't not share!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Be60f_5FWk0/?taken-by=jessi_afshin

Entertainment:

This is not a drill. I REPEAT. This is NOT a DRILL! It's official. The Spice Girls are going on tour this summer! Grab your girls and get ready to tell them what you want what you really really want!

Read it here: https://www.whowhatwear.com/spice-girls-tour--5a7b627725b7a

That's all for this week's round up post! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Diesel's Valentine's Day Kissing Booth

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Happy Thursday!

Can you believe that Diesel is already celebrating his second Valentine's Day? I mean, where does the time go? They grow up so fast! 😭😭😭 Haha! Since this is his second Valentine's Day, he wanted to do something extra special. He wanted to do...a kissing booth.

I mean, he thought of everything! The garland, cute toys, the wood and paint, etc.! He had seen that some dogs had charged 25 cents for kisses before and he didn't think that was right. He thought kisses should always be free, especially on Valentine's Day. He says that everyone should get a Diesel kiss because once they go brindle they never go back!

If you're interested in making a kissing booth for your dog (or a lemonade stand for your kids), I followed this very easy image tutorial from Pinterest.

Valentine's day dog kissing booth

Brindle dog in Valentine's day kissing booth


Brindle dog in Valentine's day kissing booth

Brindle dog and owner in Valentine's day kissing booth

Brindle dog in Valentine's day kissing booth

Valentine's day dog toys

Valentine's day garland

Valentine's day dog toys

Valentine's day dog toys

Valentine's day dog toys and garland

Valentine's day dog kissing booth with toys

Brindle dog and owner at a park

Brindle dog with Valentine's day dog toy in kissing booth

Brindle dog and owner at a park

Wood and paint: Lowe's (visit in store)
Crates: JOANN Fabrics
Garland: JOANN Fabrics (could not find online)
Toys: PetSmart 

Theme by: Pish and Posh Designs