Weekly Round Up

Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Friday!

How was everyone's week? I had a super productive week at work which was really nice. It's always nice to have a list of things you want to get done, and then see positive results from it. I wasn't too happy with the weather this week though. It's been pouring all week long! I've felt so bad for Diesel because we haven't been able to take him to the park and get all of his energy out. We've had to play his favorite inside game: puppy in the middle. Chandler and I sit on the couch and chair and throw a toy back and forth, making Diesel chase it constantly. It wears him out so well which is great!

I'm hoping the weather is nice on Sunday so that I can do my riding lesson, but we'll see! Sometimes I wish I could control the weather. 😂 Today's weekly round up features a ton of great articles, outfits, recipes, and more that I hope you all love. Start scrolling!


I've been looking for new recipes to try since I've started my new workout/food program and I tried this recipe from Ahead Of Thyme this morning. Ya'll. It. Was. So. GOOD! I love every ingredient in it and it was a great and easy way to use up some tomatoes in my fridge + it was within my macros! Win/win!

Read it here: https://www.aheadofthyme.com/2016/02/mediterranean-scrambled-eggs-with-spinach-tomato-and-feta/

Out of all the carb options in the world, potatoes are at the top of my list next to rice and pasta (I mean duh! 😂). Let's be honest here too, french fries are the best way to cook potatoes. #amiright ?! What I love about this recipe is that it's oil free (hello less fat!), and the seasonings and dipping sides sound amazing!

Read it here: https://minimalistbaker.com/cheesy-chili-baked-potato-fries-oil-free/

My favorite fruit has always been strawberries! I once ate so many strawberry popsicles that my face turned red! I laugh about it now, but when it happened I was in middle school and it was of course the worst day of my life. Luckily my dad let me stay home. 😂 As you all know, I'm not really a sweets person, but when I saw these strawberry pie bars from Joy The Baker, my mouth may have watered a little. 😂

Read it here: http://joythebaker.com/2018/05/strawberry-pie-bars/

One of my favorite lunches to prep for the week are taco bowls. It's so easy to season ground turkey, make rice, and wash lettuce on Sunday before the busy week starts. They're also so good and filling too! This recipe from Skinny Taste incorporates cauliflower rice which I still have yet to try. Check out the recipe below!

Read it here: https://www.skinnytaste.com/skillet-taco-cauliflower-rice/

Another strawberry recipe that sounded amazing, was this sparkling strawberry sangria from Simply Recipes. It only takes 50 minutes and looks incredible. Chandler loves sangria, so I'm pretty sure I see this drink in our future! 😊

Read it here: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/sparkling_strawberry_sangria/

Since summer is just around the corner (or here if you live in Florida haha), it's time to start finding the perfect cool-you-off recipes. Now, we all know that there's nothing better on a warm summer day than some cool, refreshing ice cream or fro-yo. Leite's Culinaria shared this recipe for Mango Frozen Yogurt and it looks divine. I'm definitely going to try this!

Read it here: https://leitesculinaria.com/96523/recipes-mango-frozen-yogurt.html

I tend to stop making soup recipes once it gets warmer because it's just too hot for that. You know what I'm sayin'?! However, this slow cooker tomato basil tortellini soup from Cooking Classy may have changed my mind. I think it was the tortellini that got me. 😂😉 Get the recipe below!

Read it here: https://www.cookingclassy.com/slow-cooker-creamy-tomato-basil-tortellini-soup/


Besides my mom, who else is going to be watching the royal wedding tomorrow morning?! She's pretty excited! I know the world is super excited about it, and I know that Meghan will look absolutely stunning on her big day! Also, if you think Prince Harry is incredibly hot like I do, then here's 30 handsome photos of him. Thank you Cosmopolitan!

P.S. My favorites are 4, 6, 17, 19, all of them. 😂

Read it here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g20528951/prince-harry-hot-royals-pictures-photos/

Raise your hand if you're team Yanny? Now for team Laurel? Luckily, there's no right or wrong answer because both words are actually being said, it's just that each person hears something different. To make it amusing, Questlove from The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon decided to make a remix on the show. It's pretty great if you ask me! 😂

Watch it here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a20744351/questlove-remixes-laurel-or-yanny/

Now for the best news EVER! The Backstreet Boys are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I heard their new song called Don't Go Breaking My Heart this week and I love it. I'm so ready to relive the 90's and go see them when (and yes I said when because I said so lol) they tour again. Click the link below to listen and watch the official music video.

Watch it here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/music/a20736205/backstreet-boys-dont-go-breaking-my-heart-video/


I love a cute pair of overalls. I actually don't own a pair but have always wanted some. Kelly from Diamonds for Dimes shared the cutest pair on her Insta this week, paired with a really cute eyelet top!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiNsWnjFw5t/?taken-by=diamondsfordimes

I have found so many different swimsuits in the past two weeks, that my wallet is going to hurt when I finally choose one...or two, or three! Now that I've seen this super cute red suit from Danielle of Shop Dandy, I might as well add this one to my list too!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi7h7zBgpQy/?taken-by=shopdandy

I love prints. Anything with fruit, plaid, gingham, etc. on it is a fave of mine! Holly Boyd shared this adorable bow back gingham dress on her Insta and it's a steal for only $15!!!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi7L9jcFd5n/?taken-by=maketodayahollyday

If you're still looking for the perfect maxi dress for spring, then this one from Adelina of The Charming Olive is the one for you! I just love the shade of blue and polka dot pattern!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi7LHq_lGmc/?taken-by=thecharmingolive

That's all for this week's round up post! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and to those of you who are in Florida...stay dry! 😂

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Venus Choker Neck Stripe Dress

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Thursday!

I know that I've been really MIA lately and I apologize for that! This week has been so gloomy with rainy days it's kind of thrown me off a little bit. But, I'm back and ready to share a super cute look from Venus today with all of you.

So, I am in love with a lot of the new styles Venus has been sharing lately. Their spring/summer collections have been on point ya'll! The second I saw this striped choker dress, I instantly thought "how cute would this look on a boat?" Next I thought, "now I need to make a friend with a boat" haha! 

I'm all about nautical stripes, patterns, and styles for the spring or summer because the weather is just perfect for fun excursions on the water! Whether you're taking the boat out for the day, or enjoying a nice brunch on the water, this dress is the one for you! I added a few more shades of blue to this look with these cute shoes I found at DSW. The little bows add a fun touch, and the slight heel makes these casual shoes a little more dressy. P.S. these shoes also come in a tan/neutral color, so if you like the style but aren't looking to add too much color, you're covered!

Dress: Venus
Shoes: DSW

Weekly Round Up

Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Friday!

Today I have off from work and am enjoying a nice day at home to work on my blog, get the house in order, and just relax! In other words, I can't wait to watch a ton of movies while being productive haha! I know I didn't post a weekly round up last week, but I found a ton of awesome blog posts and articles to share this week with all of you!


I've only had an edible flower with a meal or drink like one time at Bahama Breeze I think. However, I've always thought they were so cool! 101 Cookbooks shared a cool breakdown of edible flowers, where to find them, what parts to use and not to use, and more! Check it out below.

Read it here: https://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/edible-flowers-recipe.html

I LOVE oatmeal. Like love love love it! As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew that I had to make it for breakfast this weekend. If you love oatmeal too, check out the recipe below for the perfect bowl of oats from the Minimalist Baker!

Read it here: https://minimalistbaker.com/the-perfect-bowl-of-oats/

I love any bowl recipes. You can practically make any combination that you want from what you have and they taste great! This recipe from Foodie Crush sounded pretty good to me, and I hope you like it too!

Read it here: https://www.foodiecrush.com/chipotle-lime-shrimp-bowls/

This next recipe is dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and more! How do cheesy chickpeas sound? Chocolate Covered Katie shared the recipe below on her blog this week and even though I'm not vegan or dairy free (the list goes on) it still sounds interesting!

Read it here: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2018/05/07/vegan-chickpeas-recipe-15-minutes/

Who else loves a good summer pasta salad recipe? I mean, hello summer cookouts! The recipe below from Spend With Pennies is super simple which is right up my alley!

Read it here: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/summer-pasta-salad/


Katie Rose shared the cutest palm dress on her Insta the other day and it's perfect for the summer!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiVgfwanq4j/?taken-by=katierose4

I have been following Tomi from Goodtomicha for a while now because her personality seems so similar to mine and I just love her style. She shared the cutest lipstick print top on her Insta that I had to share!

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

Ok, so how cute is this entire look Liz Martin shared?! P.S. this post may have a giveaway involved! Check it out!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bim_zdEH0H0/?taken-by=charlestonweekender

I have been wanting a new pair of ripped jeans for a while now and this outfit from Nicole Leffew has the perfect pair! 

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Binlu_Jn7TC/?taken-by=whereyourheartisnow

The color yellow is seriously trending right now and this dress from Dede Raad is too cute not to share!!!

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

Rachel from Look Lovely Living shared the cutest spring or summer look that I really want to recreate!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bik6mBflx11/?taken-by=looklovelyliving

That's all for this week's round up post! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a great Mother's Day!

Lilly Pulitzer Coral Silk Dress

Monday, May 7, 2018

Happy Monday!

How was everyone's weekend?! I hope everyone had a great and safe Cinco De Mayo! I know I was looking forward to it all week. Any excuse to eat delicious Mexican food and sip on some margs is my kind of day! 

On Sunday I went out to the stable early in the morning and Brandy was being a major butthead but I can understand why. Brandy is currently in heat which all of us girls know what that's like. Normally Brandy is pretty chill and it takes a little bit for her to get warmed up and moving fast. Not yesterday! It took everything just to slow her down which was definitely a first for me. My trainer Heather actually got Becca who works at the barn to hop on her and canter her around the ring for a little bit to get rid of  some of her energy. It definitely calmed her down but when I got back on she still had a decent amount of spunk. 

This week I am excited to be at a work conference in Atlanta, GA! I will be attending multiple sessions that I know will improve my social media marketing skills and I can't wait! I will try to update ya'll as I can but I know it's going to be busy. 

Today I am super excited to share this beautiful silk off the shoulder dress from Lilly Pulitzer that I got at the after party sale. I know it took me forever to post it. Sorry about that! While I couldn't find this exact dress, I did link some other gorgeous Lilly Pulitzer styles that are also made from silk. What I love most about this dress is that it is such an elegant option for a dinner date night in the summer! The silk fabric is also very light and airy which is so nice for those cool summer nights. 

Other Lilly Pulitzer options: here, here, and here

BuddyLove Be My Clementine Print Romper

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

As you all know, I love bright, happy, and colorful styles that really add a pop of color to my wardrobe. This clementine print romper from BuddyLove caught my eye the second I went to their site. If you all read my blog post about Natalie's Orchard Orange Juice, then you know that I was born and raised in Florida. The irony is that I don't like oranges. However, I do love orange print, or any fruit really, on clothing. I think it's SO fun!

I love this romper for spring or summer because of it's light, airy fabric and fun design! When I bought this, the site recommended adhesive petals to wear with it but I was actually able to wear a strapless bra with it just fine. If you are smaller chested like myself, you can always opt to wear the petals too. I'm wearing a size large in this romper and would say that it fits true to size. I also chose to pair this embroidered straw bag from ASOS with it. The pom poms added an extra pop of color that I just loved. I chose to wrap the pom poms around the strap one or two times so that the word "Sunshine" could be seen a little better (it's still a little covered but that's okay).

If you're looking for a fun spring or summer outfit to add to your wardrobe that is perfect for out and about or the beach, then this romper and beach bag is for you!

Bag: Asos

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