Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mommies' NIght Out

This past weekend my best friends and I met up in Atlanta for a night at the Fox Theatre to see Newsies, the broadway musical. I was so happy we met up. All of us have our own busy lives with kids, hubbies and work and it's hard to plan things.

Amy and I drove to Augusta to pick up Lauren. We then made the trip to Atlanta with barely any time to spare. We got ready really fast and headed downtown.

We enjoyed dinner at Poor Calvin's restaurant. The food was so yummy! I've been craving the lobster mac n' cheese ever since! I definitely recommend it!

After dinner we made our way to the Fox theatre. I have never been there before so it was nice to experience it for the first time. It's so much bigger than I imagined and it's beautiful inside.

I loved the Disney movie, Newsies, growing up and I remember all the songs from it. The show was great! Just as I expected it would be!

The weather was cold and rainy so we just headed back to Heather's house. But not before we went on a mission, for fast food dessert!

The girls and I changed into our pjs and chit-chatted some before going to bed. I love being able to spend some quality time with my besties. We have known each other since elementary school and have always remained close. I hope that never changes. Our babies will be second generation best friends.

Until our next adventure!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday {wiww}

Hello there! Welcome to another What I Wore Wednesday link-up hosted by The Pleated Poppy! I'll tell you the truth, I do spend a little more time choosing my outfits when I know I'll be snapping a photo of it and sharing it with you all. And that's okay. I'm happy that I do it because it's boosted my self-confidence.  

Here's what I am wearing lately. It's all about bright and bold colors!

 Outfit 1 Details:
Sweater, Necklace, and bracelets: Mindy Mae's Market
Pants: H &M (old)
Shoes: Just Fab

Outfit 2 Details:
Sweater: The Loft
Skirt: J. Crew
Boots: Belk (old)
Necklace and bracelet: Mindy Mae's Market
Tortoise cuff: Glitter & Juls Shop

Outfit 3 Details:
Sweater: Kohl's
Pants: J. Crew
Shoes and Necklace: Mindy Mae's Market
Bag: Kate Spade

Outfit 4 Details:
Coat: Mindy Mae's Market
Jeans: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Kate Spade by Keds
Sweater: Joe Fresh via JcPenney
Necklace: Le Mode Accessories

Hope you visit my blog again! Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Buffalo Plaid Mania

I was on Instagram (shocker) and came across a post by @walkinginmemphisinhighheels regarding a link-up consisting of styling buffalo plaid. To say this print has been popular this fall and winter is an understatement. I have collected multiple buffalo plaid items so far and I decided it would be fun to join the link-up compiling all the ways I have styled  my buffalo plaid. 

Which is your favorite? 

Check out the Trend Spin Link-Up hosted by Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas for more buffalo plaid inspiration!


#RockYourRedShoes Favorites

On Saturday I hosted with Emily (@emily_soto) and Loan (@skiptothedetails) a style challenge to rock red shoes! I was so happy so many ladies joined us!

It was hard to pick my favorites! These are just a few that caught my eye! Thanks so much to everyone for participating! Until the next style challenge!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Stella & Dot Spring Collection

Last week I was invited to attend a Stella & Dot Rally with a stylist friend of mine downtown. I was excited to attend since the spring collection launched last Wednesday. Everything I saw was even better in person! I am most excited about how versatile the pieces are. The color scheme for spring is just gorgeous.

If you have not checked it out yet, you need to! I'm currently hosting a trunk show and I just happen to be giving a way an item from the new collection to one lucky shopper of my show! Shop now until February 6th! 

Use the special link found here and get entered! I know you'll fall in love with something. I definitely did for sure! 

Here are some pictures from the soiree: 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

#RockYourRedShoes Style Challenge

I recently picked up a pair of red flats from Forever 21. I wanted a pair just to add a pop of color in my wardrobe. I am so happy I ordered them because I teamed up with Loan of Skip to the Details and Emily of Sugar + Spice + Everything Mostly Nice for a fun style challenge-- Red Shoes Three Ways!

I opened up the style challenge to our Instagram community and I can't wait to see how everyone rocks their red shoes! I'll choose my favorites to feature on a future post! 

This is how Loan, Emily, and I styled our red shoes! 

Red shoes are so much fun, in any form they come in! It's a great classic color if you are dipping your toes in adding a pair of colored shoes in your closet. 

I love how Loan and Emily styled their shoes! 

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Kohl's
Jacket: Target
Pants, Beanie, and Flats: Forever 21
Scarf: Zara
Necklace: Mindy Mae's Market

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday {wiww}

Happy Hump Day! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. If not, just think, its halfway over!

Welcome to another WIWW post! If you're new to these posts, its a fun link-up hosted by The Pleated Poppy Blog. I have been linking up for a bout 2 years now and I love it. You get so much inspiration from people and I'm much more confident about my personal style.

I am posting outfits from last week coming off of vacation. Hope you like them!

Super cozy for my first day back at work.

Outfit Details:
Sweater: Target
Leggings: Marshalls
Cardigan: She Inside
Booties: Daily Look
Scarf: Target (gifted)
Mug: Amazon (look up the Donut Mug)
Necklace: Mindy Mae's Market

I stole this look right out of a J. Crew catalog!

Outfit Details:
Shirt, Vest, Skirt: J. Crew Factory
Shoes: Target

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Target
Shirt and Pants: J. Crew factory
Shoes: K Mart
Mug: Starbucks Dot Collection
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Earrings: Loren Hope via Rocksbox

Outfit Details:
Sweater: Gap
Vest: Target
Pants: The Loft
Rain Booties: Mel by Melissa via eBay
Necklace: Stella & Dot

See ya next time! 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

30 Things 2015 Edition

So I have had some time to think about what to add to my 30 Things list. The goal is to accomplish as many as I can before the year is over. Preferably more than I did last year (17).

Read the back story behind the 30 Things list (here) and (here).

 So here it goes....

Start Date: January 1, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015

1) Honor my mom. I want to do something special for her. I'm still working on how I'd like to do that.

2) Get my passport

3) Travel abroad

4) Collaborate with another blogger

5) Host another Instagram exchange (I'm thinking about a Valentine's Day themed one )

6) Perform on stage with my sister

7) Surprise hubby with a romantic getaway

8) Learn how to make pho

9) Visit a new city

10) Go on more date nights

11) Perhaps 2015 is a fine year for baby #3

12) Drink more water

13) Pay off another credit card

14) Convert the garage into a bonus room

15) Remodel a room in the house

16) Pay it forward to a stranger

17) Get a meaningful tattoo

18) Organize a social meet-up

19) Take professional pictures of Ava and Lily

20) Go camping

21) Learn the art of calligraphy

22) Get on a consistent blogging schedule

23) Write 20 thank you notes

24) Send a care package to a friend just because

25) Cruzan Disney trip 2.0

26) Volunteer with Ava and Lily

27) Stay at a beach house or cabin or both

28) Write the perfect Maid of Honor speech for my very best friend getting hitched this summer.

29) Exercise

30) Do something fun to make up for a crappy 30th birthday in 2014

I hope this list can inspire just one person to create their own list. It will be fun! We can encourage each other! Let me know in the comments so I can check out your 30 Things!

Friday, January 2, 2015

30 Things...Updated {2014}

Back in January last year I created a bucket list of sorts. It was supposed to be a fabulous new beginning and an adventure since I was turning 30! I went back to the list I made for myself today. I gave myself a whole year to try to accomplish my list. Here is how I did. 

Start Date: January 1, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014

1. Make a list of resolutions.  

2. Add money to the savings account.-- Well kind of... I added money there for our vacations and Christmas so there isn't much left to show for it...

3. Finish my "me" space project. (I started on a little creative nook in my bedroom for blogging and crafting... that was 3 months ago)-- I think I have done a lot to it so I think I can scratch it off! 

4.  Take better outfit pictures for a legit outfit post.  My friend Dawn took a couple of shoots for me and I was so happy with how they turned out. It's just so hard to coordinate schedules! 

5. Buy a tripod and remote.   I recently bought a selfie stick haha. Hopefully it will help me with talking my own outfit pics. 

6. Reach 100 followers on the blog. -- I reached 73 on Bloglovin' and I'm up to 46 on Google Connect. But I have reached 126 on Facebook! So I think that counts! 

7. Do a collaboration with another blogger. 

8. Surprise my husband with a romantic getaway.

9. Start Zumba back up.-- Typical...I fell off my schedule and it ruined it all... I'll try to start this off again here shortly!

10. Enjoy a spa day.-- I did have one spa day. It was supposed to be for my 30th birthday bash. But my birthday kind of sucked in 2014.

11. Drink more water and less soda. 

12. Send snail mail to at least one friend.  I hosted a fun exchange and participated in a couple of exchanges in Instagram!

13. Make a care package for someone just because. 

14. Organize my closet. 

15. Make at least one improvement in our home. -- We haven't started it year, but we have plans to convert our garage to a bonus room. I'll just move this over to my 2015 list. 

16. Host a giveaway on Instagram/Blog.

17. Learn how to make a macaron.   I learned... I just suck at it!

18. Go out for a girl's night out on the town. 

19. Order and frame family pictures. 

20. Pay it forward to a stranger. 

21. Learn how to make mom's recipe for pho. 

22. Complete at least 5 Pinterest projects.

23. Pay off at least one credit card.

24. Take the family to Disney.  The girls had so much fun on our trip and I want to go again this year! 

25. Rent a cabin.   We rented a cabin finally, for Thanksgiving. It was a blast! 

26. Visit a new city. 

27.  Revamp blog. 

28. Make at least 5 crafts on my Silhouette machine. 

29.  Get a gel manicure. 

30. Do something fun to celebrate my 30th birthday. --I'm pretty sure I need a re-do

So all in all I accomplished 17 of the 30 things. I wasn't expecting to accomplish them all so that's pretty good. I'll work on my list for 2015. Anyone have any suggestions on what I should add to it? 

I really want to accomplish things this year in honor of my mom. She worked two jobs up until she got sick to give her family everything. We lost her kind of unexpectedly and I don't believe she ever really got to enjoy her life like she deserved. I want to do things she would have enjoyed given the chance. I think it will keep her spirit with me too. So bring it, 2015! 

Stay tuned for my new 30 things list for 2015! 

Rocksbox #3

When I came home from Virginia the other day I came home to some awesome packages! One of them was my third Rocksbox!

Look at that pretty wrapped box! It's so exciting the moment I get to open it! 

I just love this box! The cuff is so pretty and the color of those Loren Hope earrings is stunning! The dainty necklace is perfect for layering or just worn by itself! 

The best part of this box was that little gold envelope! 

How cute is this fun necklace I get to keep!? What a nice and fun gesture! I can't wait for my next box to arrive!

Want to join in on the fun? Sign up and receive a $25 gift card using this special link:


You won't regret it if you are as much of a jewelry lover as I am! 

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