TGIF Friends! I’m back today with another round of book reviews! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted one of these! As always, I’m giving you my honest opinion on some of my latest reads. This set is a mix of thrillers, YA, chick-lit, & beach reads, so there’s something for everyone!
Can you feel the excitement in the air? The most highly anticipated sale of the year is almost here! That’s right friends, it’s almost Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time! If you aren’t familiar with the #NSale, it’s the once yearly sale when Nordstrom releases BRAND NEW fall pieces at discounted prices. This sale truly lives up to the hype – you can get top name brands (think Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Madewell, Topshop) at seriously low prices! Early access to the sale starts July 12th for Nordstrom cardholders, then opens to everyone on July 20th. On August 6, everything goes up to full price. The 2018 Sale Catalog went live on Monday & I’ve already been scoping out the best picks to share with you. Since the best items sell out really fast, I wanted to share a quick Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Sneak Peek & Tips for making the most of the sale!
TGIF friends! This is not my current view, but oh how I wish it were! I’m in my office today, not on a beach in Honduras. It’s been a long & busy work week, without time for much else. On the bright side, we booked another cruise for October & this time our families are joining us! We’ll be exploring some of the same places, but also some new places. Tonight I’m off to celebrate a friend’s birthday with a fish fry, then spend a quiet rest of the weekend at home. I’m hoping to get some of the clutter straightened up, catch up on some blog work, start putting together a website that I’m designing (my first, eek!), & get caught up on some work for my day job. Have a great weekend!
Happy Memorial Day friends! I hope that everyone takes a minute during their holiday to remember those who gave their lives in service for our country & the families who were left behind.
Today I wanted to quickly share some of my favorites pieces from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & some of the best Memorial Day Sales going on now. The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale runs through June 3, so I’ve added a tab under the “Shop” menu that I’ll be updating throughout the sale as things sell-out & new items are added. Some of my most-worn pieces are in this sale, so be sure to check out my Instagram stories today to see which ones they are!
Good morning friends! Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so I am so excited to be teaming up with Smile Brilliant today to share how I’ve been whitening & brightening my smile! This is something that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. As most of you know, I love coffee & red wine, neither of which are ideal for keeping your smile sparkly white. Over the counter whitening products never did much for me, so when Smile Brilliant reached out, I was eager to give their professional system a try. I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with my results & the Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening system! The Smile Brilliant custom teeth whitening kit is just like what you’d receive at a dentist’s office, at a fraction of the cost. Plus, Smile Brilliant makes it so easy to get custom teeth whitening trays from the comfort of your home – their kit contains everything you need!
Guys, I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be heading off to the Caribbean next week for a 7 night cruise with Royal Caribbean! This will be Patrick & I’s second cruise together, but we’re going to 2 new ports this time to keep it new & interesting. We’ll be stopping at Roatan, Honduras, Costa Maya, Mexico & Cozumel, Mexico. Follow me on Instagram & Stories to keep up with all of the fun! In the meantime, I’ve been planning my outfits in an attempt to keep from over-packing & today I’m sharing what to pack for a cruise vacation!
1: Denim Peplum Top // 2: Sparkly Dress // 3: Pink Cover-up // 4: Asymetrical Top (sold out in olive) // 5: Scalloped Shorts // 6: Blue & White Sundress // 7: Boho OTS Top // 8: Racerback Dress // 9: Block-heel Sandals // 10: Flat Sandals // 11: Striped OTS Top // 12: Cold Shoulder Dress // 13: Bell Sleeve Dress // 14: Green Tank // 15: Distressed Denim Shorts
TGIF friends! We had a great weekend in Dallas last weekend! I love that Dallas is so close to home & we try to get over there every few months. On Friday night we had dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant there, Avanti, then had some Mexican for brunch on Saturday. Saturday night was the Empower dinner, hosted by Elise Woods, of Prim and Lovely, & Amanda Smith. It was an amazing event, with some truly inspiring women, beautiful flowers & table settings, & great food. One of my favorite parts of blogging has been getting to know other women who also want to support, empower, & inspire each other, rather than just compete. We also got to hang out with an old friend who recently moved to Dallas & it was wonderful to see him. This week went by in a flash, even though we didn’t have much going on after work. We’re gearing up for a vacation in a little over a week, so I’ve been working hard to get everything handled at the office & home so that I can unplug on our trip. This weekend, I’m hoping to get ahead on some work & start packing!