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{friday 5}

Friiiii-dayyyyy! I can’t even wipe the smile off my face today. Just happy AF it’s the weekend. Got up early, early this morning and cleaned the house from top to bottom. Even decorated for Spring a little too. I LOVE walking in Friday evening to a clean house. Makes starting the weekend extra sweet! You guys, we have hardly any plans….AGAIN! I’m sleeping in tomorrow, that’s #1 on my list. I’d love to work on the patio, if Mother Nature cooperates. Hope you have a good one!

Coffee Table: World Market | Ansel Adams Yosemite Book: Amazon | White Pitcher: Pottery Barn | Marble Bunny ($2.99): Pier One| Magnolia Home Candle: Anthropologie | Glass Cloche: A Well Stocked Home / Crate&Barrel | White Vase: Pier One | Faux succulent: Serendipity Boutique

BIG thank you to everyone who entered the {succulent wreath giveaway} If you haven’t entered….you’ve still got time!

The winner will be announced tomorrow!

5 things on my mind…..

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{gimme all the white tops}

Tomorrow is the first official day of SPRING! I could cry….I’m that excited. Well, except there is rain in the forecast.

We’ve been all over the place today. Bay had an ortho appointment where they scheduled her braces removal. I cannot believe it’s been 2 years. And they also warned me that she’s going to look 10 years older than she already does. Noooo! She’s so excited and I’m so excited for her.

And I FINALLY got my car back today. I was driving a Dodge Journey for the last week. It’s wayyy newer then the ol Pilote. Has all the bells and whistles. And I was so excited to sit in the drivers seat of my 6 year old Honda.

I was also today years old when I learned that you can sign over a check to someone else. Where have I been? You just endorse it and anyone can deposit it? Doesn’t seem legit to me. I guess you learn something new everyday!

I had something else planned for today. Then I got a notification that my tunic, that I fell head over heels for, is on sale. 30% off! And it’s a newer arrival. So, this basically NEVER happens.

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{5 items to buy for spring}

Eyelet Top: J.Crew | Levis: Nordstrom // Shopbop | Mules: Nordstrom Rack | Earrings: J.Crew | Bracelet: J.Crew | Bamboo Tote: Amazon

Yesterday I made a BOLD decision. I gave up booze for lent. Alex and I did the math, it’s 43 days. Whoever said lent is 40 days, is a damn lair! Just saying. And I joined Weight Watchers.

So, I apologize in advance for anything I say or do while I’m sober and starving!

In other news, the sun is shining! And my J.Crew Ruffle Neck Eyelet Top is on SALE! So, there are two things to be grateful for today!

See how I changed that to happy shit? I’m working really hard on that. For every negative thought….you have to cancel it out with 2 positive thoughts. Try it, I kinda think it works?

Now let’s talk clothes…….

J.Crew has a promo going on today. 30% off full price styles (aka new arrivals) with code: SUNNY

Eyelet Top: J.Crew | Levis: Nordstrom // Shopbop | Mules: Nordstrom Rack | Earrings: J.Crew | Bracelet: J.Crew | Bamboo Tote: Amazon

So I thought today would be a perfect day to chat about transitioning to Spring.

5 Items to buy for Spring

  1. A classic white top. My faves are my Eyelet Top (from this post) and this Funnel Neck Eyelet. You can never go wrong with a white top + jeans!
  2. Perfectly distressed jeans. See #1 🙂 Levi’s will forever be my go-to
  3. Fun statement earrings. I bought these Fan Earrings in sundrenched peony and I’m obsessed. Super lightweight and FUN!
  4. Bamboo or straw bag. I picked up my dupe to the Cult Gia bag last year on Amazon for $40 and rocked it all summer. ps…your shit wont fall out of the cracks either!
  5. A great pair of natural colored shoes. I cant stop wearing my $40 Block Heel Mules. They are such a staple in my closet. They come in 4 color options and you just cannot beat that price tag!
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{weekend notes}

Monday, here we go……

Intentions for the Week:

  • write a bad review every place I can for Camden Spit & Larder valet parking
  • get my car repaired (fucking valet dude)
  • keep on hitting my daily step goal
  • set up a Poshmark
  • share my new TJ’s finds
  • make chicken tortilla soup and tell you all about it
  • solidify Spring Break plans…thinking LA area?
  • try my luck at a dessert hummus
  • go to bed early…like really early!

This week on the blog: Trader Joe’s finds. My Greek salad recipe. 5 things about me.

Highlights from the weekend……..

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{25 random acts of kindness}

Top: Target | Denim: Madewell / Nordstrom | Mules: Nordstrom Rack

This past Sunday, February 17th, was Nation Random Acts of Kindness Day. Out of all the cheesy “national days” I think this is one we could + should all get behind! Get outside your comfort zone…just a little bit. Kindness is straight up magic. And it can really brighten the shit out of someones day!

And to be completely honest, it’s a really great way to lift your own spirits too! It’s a two for one, baby!

For example: I was at Target the other day….go figure. Waiting in line. I let a women with #hellakids go in front of me at the self checkout. She was dumbfounded that I would let her go ahead of me. As though nobody had even done that for her before. She even offered to buy me the sugar free red bull I had in hand.

Which got me thinking…….

Just think if each of us do ONE simple random act of kindness each day. What if it became a chain reaction?

Here’s a list of simple acts that I came up with……

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{a little of this + a little of that}

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Eyelet Hem Sweatshirt: J.Crew | White Denim: J.Crew | Free People Flats: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Nordstrom

It’s been a while since I’ve rambled about random shit, so today felt like a good day to let it all out…….

I shaved my:

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{tried + true makeup products}

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{tried + true makeup products} sharing ALL THE THINGS makeup products today. Anyone else obsessed with trying new products?  I’m basically your guinea pig 😂. Today I’m sharing my TOP items that I can’t live without. From under eye patches to the best zit cream. The organic facial oil I’m hooked on and the $5 eyelash primer that changed my life 💁🏼‍♀️

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{cheery yellow tops + the jeans of my dreams}

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Floral Shirt $26// J.Crew Jeans $25// Mule Booties // Earrings // Bracelet 

Three things are making this cold rainy Wednesday better ✨

1. My new favorite jeans 👖 and would you believe me if I told you they are only $25? I’m gonna tell you all about em.

2. Wearing bright cheery yellow tops 💛and pretending it’s not freezing cold.  Bay and I both are sharing our #ootd’s today!

3. Bay’s ring light that made these early morning photos possible. I kinda want my own 💁🏼‍♀️

(I lied 🤥, I really have 4)

4. That Bogle chardonnay 🍷 I stuck in the fridge, because today is one of them days. It’s a minimum day.  Pig pens to clean 💩. Parent conferences. And Bays receiving an award at school tonight ❤️ So I’ll be drinking my dinner. Cheers 🥂

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Yellow Cactus Top $12 // Cardigan $16// Joe’s Jeans $20// Vans (on sale)// Earrings

Before we get started with #ootd’s – let’s chat about the Ring Light, since I got so many questions about it.  Bay got this for Christmas.  And it’s legit!  Our house is a serious dungeon.  We have 2 windows, throughout the entire house.  And 2 sliders.  They are the length of our bottom floor, but still.  Our shack it dark!  AKA zero natural lighting.  Which makes taking photos really tricky.  This thing is a dream come true…lol.

Ring Light

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Let’s start with Bay’s outfit today…….

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{stocking stuffers}

Anyone else leave stocking stuffers for last?  Every.Single.Time!  Then run around like a chicken with its head chopped off looking for all the things….in all the picked over + over crowded stores?

Me too!!!

And we get zero credit for all the damn hustle.  You’re welcome, Santa!

Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news…..you’ve officially got 6 days to make shit happen.  Runnn!

Step #1: stick a bottle of chardonnay in the fridge.

Step #2: order everything possible thing you can on Target.com for an in-store pick-up #lifesaver

Step #3: when all else fails….buy lots + lots of candy.  I’ve never heard a kid complain about sweets.

Step #4: drink that chardonnay and give yourself a pat on the back!

 

I’ve got you’re back boo!  Keep scrolling….I’ve rounded up some fun goodies to help a sister out.  Some items are re-runs from the {tween gift guide} but are totally perfect for a stocking stuffer too!

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Knit Stocking // F Bomb // Sheet Mask // String Lights // Glitter Polish // Lash Primer // Mascara // No-Show Socks // Velvet Pencil Case // Trader Joe’s Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seed

 

Crafting the perfect stocking doesn’t have to be crazy expensive.  There is a science behind putting together a good one though.  The perfect amount of sweets!  #chocolate  Unique small trinkets.  Something to wear.  And an item off the kiddo’s wish list.

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{tween gift guide}

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Caboodle // Beats headphones // Chromebook // Letter Board // Instax Camera // Hydro Flask // Lighted Makeup Mirror

 

Scratching your head for ideas on what the hell to get your tween?  If somehow the teenager in your life made their way to the top of the “nice list” and deserve some good stuff Christmas morning, I got you!  With the help of my very own 12 year old, we’ve rounded up some tween approved gift ideas that they will enjoy unwrapping.  Just as much as you will enjoy gifting them.  And let’s be real…the older they get, the trickier gift giving gets.

Here’s to happy smiles Christmas morning.  And gifts they’ll actually keep…Ha!

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 Santa Lettering Gift Wrap  // Gold Scissors // String lights

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