What I Bought

I wanted to make sure anything I bought after this hiatus of not buying anything was needed and would be loved and used.

I ended up purchasing this yellow midi dress from old navy. I had been wanting a flowy midi with sleeves for such a long time that when I saw it I knew I had to have it.

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I got a few tshirts from Target. I was missing some good, fitted basic tees. All of these are long sleeved except one!

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I got this teddy fleece from Abercrombie and LOVE it. I don’t shop here so it was a pleasant surprise to find something I needed. It’s soft and warm. I love the dolphin/high low hem. I initially got the half zip pullover, but found it was not functional for me so I returned it and got the full zip. I got it for $48 after tax instead of the $88 it was listed for!

My last buy was this sweater from Hollister, another store I don’t normally venture into, but I am glad I did. I had no sweaters and wanted a classic sweater that would last me for a long time. I didn’t want anything too thick, highneck, or itchy. This met all those requirements!

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Those have been all of my buys. I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have bought any fun stuff recently!

Happy New Year

Hello good people!!

I hope you are all having a great start to 2020!! I know I missed Monday’s post, but I am working on getting back into regularly scheduled programming around here. I am super excited for this new year and all the adventures that come with it. I can’t wait to start sharing about our last couple of weeks of December with you guys so stay tuned for that!

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I don’t think I have any resolutions, but I am curious to hear about yours if you have any. Let me know in the comments below!

I’ll see you guys next week 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas my sweet friends!!

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It’s been a crazy last couple of weeks in our household and I can’t wait to share some of our adventures with you, but for now I am taking some time to enjoy with the ones I love and I hope you are all able to do the same!

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Sending you all love and well wishes from our family to yours!

Happy Halloween

I absolutely LOVE this time of year! I love the buzz of excitement in the air when it’s holiday season. It’s just so magical-everything from the beginning of October through Christmas just fills me with warm, cozy, festive vibes!

I am super excited about settling down and decorating for this time of year, but until then I am perfectly content with having some sweet treats and lighting my autumnal candle! I am at work so to bring in some festivities I made some fun goodie bags with Annie’s bunny cookies (organic version of animal crackers) and some kettle corn.

How are you guys celebrating Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day!

I love a good long weekend even if I don’t always get to participate (I do this time)! I hope you are all having a great weekend and start to the week. I am working on a couple of posts from this past weekend and those will probably be going up next week 🙂

Until then, enjoy this picture of a lunch I had! And yes, that lovely blob are sardines, and yes they don’t picture great, BUT they sure did make a yummy lettuce wrap 😉

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Enjoy the day and let me know in the comments what you guys got up to!

Makin’ Moves

Good morning lovely peeps and Happy 4th of July!!

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I’m writing this post as I sit amongst my sea of boxes…you guys, messes drive me crazy and having stuff everywhere right now is causing me to feel a little out of place. We are in the process of moving over to the new place and getting settled in. As much as I would love to continue to have posts up and ready it’s a bit much for the moment so I may disappear for a week or two, but promise to be back soon!

Wish us luck and sanity as we get situated and find our routines once again!

Until then, much love and huge hugs!

3 Years and Counting

I know I normally post on Mondays and Thursdays, but I had to switch it up a little bit this week because today marks 3 years since B and I have been married!

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You guys, I am a sappy human and if you let me I could gush about how much I love marriage. The thing is though it’s not marriage that I necessarily love, but being married to my husband. He is #besthusbandever!

He is the most incredible person and does a million gazillion things each day to show me how much he cares on top of telling me! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to be able to wake up next to him and have all my adventures with.

I can’t believe it’s already been 3 years! I guess time flies when you’re in love! Happy Anniversary babe! Love you!!

Being the Best You

Hello Friends!

I am so happy to be back and decided to do a fun little New Year’s post. I know it’s a little late, but I don’t think being the best you has to be a New Year’s resolution. It can be an anytime decision 🙂

That being said I have found a few things that leave me feeling at my best and I wanted to share those with you today!

Mental/Brain Health: When I have found myself in need of a brain break or feeling stressed, doing something like coloring helps calm me down. It’s focusing on something else and I get some clarity about the situation.

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If you’re not a coloring fan I love this meditation I found on YouTube many years back!

Eye Health: This is something we all ignore until it becomes a problem! It’s important to get your eyes checked yearly. They give us so much and ask so little in return! Let’s give our eyes some love this year. Make sure your contacts/glasses prescription is current and correct!

After your check up, go and find your perfect pair by taking this quiz by Warby Parker. They have some seriously cute eye glasses and sunglasses. Remember that it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun!

Skin Health: It’s winter, but don’t forget about your skin! Whether it’s moisturizing or applying sunscreen it’s an important part of your health. Major tip by the way you should be doing BOTH whether it’s cloudy, sunny, snowy, rainy…whatever the weather!

Gut Health: Your gut can be considered your second brain. How your gut feels can affect how YOU feel. Not having proper bacteria in your stomach can cause you to feel tired and run down…you DO NOT want that! Take time to eat your fruits and veggies for some good fiber.

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I’ve been loving kombucha as well to help keep my gut in check. Just be sure and check the sugar content before buying a bottle! Low sugar is the way I go for my ‘buch fix 🙂

Physical Health: It’s so important to take time to move. It doesn’t matter if it’s walking, dancing, or playing sports you gotta keep your body moving. It releases endorphins which in turn goes back to helping us with our mental health!

I enjoy yoga and using resistance bands when I’m working out at home. YouTube and Pinterest have some great ideas for both plus any other exercise you may be interested in.

Health is about ALL of you. When you’re strong and healthy as a whole you feel your best and that is a great goal to have!

Let me know what your goals are for this year in the comments below. Till next time!

Disclaimer:”I had been planning a ‘Best You’ post in January and Warby Parker was interested in being included among my health and fitness tips. Eye health seemed like a good fit for the post I had in mind.”

Faves on Fridays: Beverage Edition

Happy Friday my loves! How has your week been? Good? Bad? Don’t wanna think about it? How about taking a load off and unwinding with a nice cold drink?

Today I bring you some of my recently discovered favorite drinks 🙂

This Bai mango flavored drink situation is just too delicious. The watermelon is pretty bomb too

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Pink Lady Apple flavored kombucha? Yes, please! This is so good. Perfect amount of fizz and a little sweeter than other kombuchas I have tried.

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These smoothies have been perfect for work. It’s a super easy way to get some cals in when I have no time to sit and chew. I love the mango, carrot and orange, and the green machine as well.

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What are some of your favorite cold beverages? Let me know in the comments!

The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the very sweet, Ciarra Lorren. You all know I am a big foodie, but I don’t know if you know I am also very girly. I love reading and seeing all the fashion posts that this girl puts up! You could say it feeds the girl in me haha…no? just me?!

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Okay on we go with the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Nominate other bloggers
  3. Link the nominees and inform them of their nomination
  4. Share 7 facts about yourself.

And my nominees are…drumroll please…

  • All Day I Eat
  • Life Experiment Blog
  • Ministry of Curry
  • The Bellezza Corner
  • Four Hungry Fizzles
  • Diana’s Healthy Living
  • Cooking Without Limits
  • How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways

My 7 Things:

  1. I have a hard time picking one of anything. I am absolutely, positively no good at picking favorite colors or answering questions like “If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life…” These are considered serious panic inducing moments for me. I will probably respond with 10 different answers and hope you don’t notice.
  2. I am not tech savvy and my fix to all problems is to turn off and turn back on. If that doesn’t work than I am usually at a loss as to what to do and will quickly text my husband or ask google.
  3. I love rainy days. The grayer and the rainier the better! It makes me want tea and grilled cheese and sweaters…but I guess I kind of always want those things so…
  4. I am terrible with directions. I could probably get lost coming home…thank God for GPS!
  5. If I could only take one thing to a deserted island I would take my husband. He is one of those people who could build a boat out of tree bark or something so we could get back. Also, I love the guy
  6. I eat cereal more often at bedtime than at breakfast time…anybody else do this?
  7. My thought process can start off in one place and end in a totally different place. If I try to back track to figure out what I was trying to say in the first place I will find out I have forgotten completely.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Happy Wednesday!!