June has arrived & the hot days of summer aren’t far behind. It stayed cool here longer than usual, but it’s starting to get hot during the day & stay hot well into the evening. While I’m a cool weather fan, dressing up in the summer is so much more fun because you can throw on a slinky little dress & go, without having to hid your style under so many layers. The warmer summer nights mean that it’s appropriate to show a little more skin in sundresses, tanks, & shorter skirts to beat the heat. Today I’m excited to be teaming up with Tobi.com to share three new summer date looks for any occasion!
It’s no secret that reading is my all-time favorite hobby & I always have at least one book loaded onto my iPad & another one on my nightstand. My mother has always been an avid reader & my grandmother was a librarian, so I guess that I come by it honestly! Now that summer is quickly approaching & vacation plans are in the works, I’ve been compiling my summer reading list. While my taste in books ranges from YA to historical fiction to chick lit, I’ve found myself gravitating toward mysteries & thrillers lately. Must be all of the Investigation Discovery Channel I’ve been watching! While I can’t get enough of the page-turners, I’ve also included a few beach reads to lighten up the list. I would love to know what you’re reading this summer!
A few weeks ago we took a Sunday day-trip to the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas. Tyler is only an hour & a half drive from our home in Shreveport, so it’s a really easy & fun trip to make in an afternoon. With 85 acres, 6 exhibit areas & over 3,400 animals, it’s an impressive facility for our area. The zoo is beautiful, with winding paths, lots of shade, & carefully designed habitats. I took so many pictures (an obnoxious number), so I’m sharing a small portion & some of my favorite animals today!CONTINUE READING