Weekly Round Up

Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy Friday!

How was everyone's week?! Today I am headed back home for Chandler's cousin's wedding and it should be a good time. Did I mention that Olive Garden is catering? You had my RSVP the second I heard bread sticks! 😂


Today's weekly round up features some amazing articles that I am very excited to share! I hope you love it!

Travel:

I know I've been sharing a lot of tropical vacation photos from other bloggers lately, but it is still winter in most places! Alisa Burke shared some gorgeous winter beach photos in a recent post that are worth viewing!

Read it here: http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-little-dusting-of-snow-at-beach.html

I recently discovered Alicia's account and I am loving all of her travel photos! Check out her winter photos below!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfgQGZ4BIXJ/?taken-by=alicia_haque

I loved watching Jen on one of the recent seasons of Bachelor in Paradise. Ever since then I followed her on Instagram and love her content! The photo below is one that I would love to take one day. It truly looks magical!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfefUzUndbx/?taken-by=jensav11

Entertainment:

Who else is SUPER happy that the USA women's hockey team won the gold medal?! For everyone who knows the countries that love hockey know that the USA winning was a HUGE DEAL.

Speaking of the Olympics, one of my favorite bloggers actually WENT THERE!!! How cool is that? Who else was following along as Hoang-Kim Cung traveled across the world? I'm pretty sure I watched every single Insta story she posted just to live vicariously through her. Head over to her account to see more of her travel photos!

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

Food:

One of my good friends Kelsey has her own blog that has a heavy focus on food! She always shares delicious, healthy recipes that look amazing. Check out her account for some good food!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/kelsey_wolfe7/

I have really been trying to work on my nutrition. It's never perfect but I'm getting there. Free People shared 13 things that you should be eating for perfect skin. Luckily, a lot of these food items are already part of my routine! Are they in yours?

Read it here: https://blog.freepeople.com/2018/02/13-things-you-should-eat-every-day-for-perfect-skin/

I know a common misconception I had with quinoa was that it was more of a lunch or dinner ingredient. I have learned that so many recipes, breakfast included can be made with quinoa! Naturally Ella shared 15 vegetarian recipes for all times of the day! Read it below.

Read it here: https://naturallyella.com/vegetarian-quinoa-recipes/

Beauty/Fashion:

This floral maxi dress that Terra from Fifteen Minutes of Flawless shared on her blog is absolutely stunning! Plus, this post is all about beauty tricks she wishes her mom taught her! I've never been one that's very into beauty but I think these tips are great for everyone, including beginners like myself.

Read it here: https://fifteenminutestoflawless.com/2018/01/26/3-beauty-tricks-wish-mom-taught/

I love Emma's Instagram account! I feel like me and her are very similar - both very happy people! She shared the cutest look the other day that I really want to recreate!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfcnodsH8mG/?taken-by=emmasedition

I would define my style as very feminine and girly, with an occasional edgy piece in my closet. Haha! Someone's style that I really gravitate towards is Maxie Elle! I love everything she posts, especially this pink dress.

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfeziu0ldCa/?taken-by=maxieelle

I am so happy that spring is finally here! My favorite time of the year is spring and summer just because my wardrobe is so easy! Sleeveless anything - get in my closet! Kylie Callander shared an adorable spring look that could be casual or a little dressy. Plus, her baby bump is so cute!

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

I am all about a good hair flip, and this photo of Rachel from Look Lovely Living shared a gorgeous dress + hair flip in one photo!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfHkfzona6s/?taken-by=looklovelyliving

That's all for this week's round up post. Stay tuned for a really fun announcement very soon!!! :)


February Barkbox

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Thursday!

Today is officially my Friday and I'm so happy. Tomorrow I Diesel and I are headed back home for Chandler's cousin's wedding. I actually still don't know what I'm wearing haha! I should probably figure that out tonight...haha!

Today I am excited to share the February Barkbox! This month's theme could not have been more perfect for Florida and the warmer weather we are experiencing. With the fun beach theme, Diesel and I made our way to the beach for a fun photo shoot!

My box's toys were Cecil's sea shell and Dancing Dani the squirrel.  I also received an all natural hickory smoked chew called the doggie biscotti and two treat bags: real lamb and bacon hula hearts and bacon and fruit snacks on the beach.






Gold N' Daisies Keenan Culotte Pants + Chelsea OTS Top

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Monday everyone!

How was everyone's weekend?! Yesterday was the first day of wearing my new Ariat boots and they DEFINITELY need to be broken in. I got to the stable in the morning before my lesson to help out and they were great for that. However, when I went to ride they were so stiff that it was actually kind of hard and painful to ride. I kept getting so frustrated because I was having trouble doing something that I loved. However, I did do my first mini jump yesterday! Which was AWESOME! I don't think it could have been higher than a foot off the ground but it was still awesome. Hopefully in the next few weeks my boots will be broken into so that it'll be easier!

Today I'm sharing this super cute new look from Gold N' Daisies. They just launched a ton of new arrivals on their site that I am loving. This look features their Keenan Culotte Pants and Chelsea OTS Top. I love culotte pants because they truly feel like you're wearing pajamas in public and it's okay. That's why I love jumpsuits. It's a socially okay onesie! Haha! Next is this super cute off the shoulder top. I love a pop of color in my wardrobe, however you can never go wrong with black and white, and in this case a little brown! This look is structured and carefree all in one and is great for any occasion. 

P.S. Don't forget to use code SPARKLE10 at checkout for 10% off your next purchase!

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Girl wearing black culotte pants and off the shoulder top

Heels: Venus


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 

Gold N' Daisies Emily Choker Shift Dress

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

How is everyone's week going so far?! Today the weather is going to be so nice in the upper 70's. My fellow Floridian's know that spring weather is our favorite time of the year. Upper 60's and any range in the 70's feels so good. It's not too hot, not too cold. Now, we're not fully in spring here yet but we're getting close!

Spring weather also means I can wear all of my favorite dresses again, like this one from Gold N' Daisies. I'll be honest, when I saw this dress I wasn't sure how I felt about it. I normally don't go for something around my neck because it makes me anxious and a little claustrophobic. You'll never see me in a turtleneck! However, I told myself to try it for fun and I actually liked it a lot! The Emily Choker Shift Dress comes in such a pretty pink color (perfect for a casual Valentine's Day date) and has the cutest crisscross details in the front. The choker also isn't super tight or anything so if you're like me you're good!

I also love that you could easily dress this look up or down with sandals or wedges. You could even add a cute jacket over the top for a fun evening look! If you love this dress, or any of their other dresses, make sure to use code SPARKLE10 at check out for 10% off your purchase! I mean, 10% adds up right?!

Girl wearing pink choker shift dress

Girl wearing pink choker shift dress

Girl wearing pink choker shift dress

Girl wearing pink choker shift dress

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