Sparkles and Sunshine: Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Friday, April 6, 2018

Happy Friday!

I am so excited about my horseback riding lesson this Sunday. For some reason, I'm extra excited about this lesson than normal. I do think it's because of a blog post I read. Torey (Torey's Treasures, featured below) really inspired me. She mentioned how you should invest in experiences instead of things and she is so right. I love horse back riding so much that to me it's worth not going out to eat or spending extra money on something that isn't truly necessary. My long term goal is to have a horse of my own and the only way I am going to get there is if I invest in these experiences now and not waste money on things that don't get me there.

Now, of course I'm not saying that I won't treat myself to things. That's not living! I just want to tighten up the reins a little bit. See what I did there? :P


I looked at my budget for myself the other day and I'm trying to do better at sticking to it! What I love about this first post, is that the total cost of the meal is on it! This meal below costs $6.28. Not bad right?! Check out this Spinach chickpea and quinoa salad recipe from Budget Bytes below!

See it here:

Ya'll know that I don't really have a sweet tooth. If I had to pick my favorite dessert though, it would be strawberry shortcake! Two Peas and Their Pod shared a recipe for strawberry shortcake biscuits. Say what?! Prepare for your mouth to water haha! TMI? Maybe but oh well! :P

See it here:


I have seen posts similar to the one below and I definitely want to do this. I have been following Torey from Torey's Treasures for quite some time now and she did a post about 29 things she learned in her 20's and it's so insightful. It's definitely a must-read!

Read it here:


So, the internet broke this week when the news of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan's breakup was announced. I know I'm definitely sad about this because I still remember the incredibly amazing performances this couple did on Lip Sync Battle. I really hope they both are happy in the long run.

Read it here:
Watch the Lip Sync Battles here:

So, I think this is one of the most exciting things I've shared in long time. The best girl's movie of all time is OFFICIALLY COMING TO BROADWAY! That's right. Mean Girls is coming to Broadway April 8th!! I am so excited. Check out the cast interview below for more details!

Read it here:

What are everyone's feelings about the Jersey Shore reunion? I still need to watch the episode that aired last night but I will soon just to check it out. The entire crew is returning except one person: Sammi. The article below from Refinery 29 shares her explanation as to why she chose not to return back to the show. To be honest, I think her decision was very mature and smart for what she says she is trying to focus on. You go girl!

Read it here:


Spring has truly sprung (in some places haha) which means beautiful flowers are starting to bloom. Katherine Morris shared a gorgeous photo on her Instagram this week of an adorable seersucker dress in a flower field. Check it out!

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I have been following Kelsey Lynn Barlow since I started blogging. We both were newer bloggers and I loved seeing someone who was also new and working so hard to create content. She shared the most gorgeous white dress on her blog this week + an awesome post on the dress that made her want to be a fashion blogger.

See it here:
Read her post here:

I have seen this palm blazer on a few different bloggers and I absolutely love it! It's beachy, fun, and very colorful! Lauren Strager also shared this on her Instagram this week and I had to share if anyone hasn't seen it yet!

See it here:

Yesterday I shared one of my favorite straw bags from Francesca's. Today, I have to share this cute one from Rachel Puccetti's Instagram. It has one of my favorite details: pom poms! She also liked a few of her favorites in the Like to Know it app as well!

See it here:

That's all for this week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to share some new posts next week!

Beach towel: Target


  1. thank you so much for the feature my sweet friend!! I'm so glad we've connected and I'm so glad you're having so much fun with your horseback riding lessons!

    1. Aww thank you!! I'm so glad this made you happy and I can't wait to be at the stable again this weekend! :)


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