Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica

If any of y’all are fans of The Office, that title will make sense. For those that aren’t fans, stop what you are doing and go binge watch now!!!!

Alrighty I’m going to begin with a little positivity. Today is a new day that we all are fortunate to embrace. Everyday truly is a blessing, and I for one am beyond thankful for my amazing husband, twinkie, family, friends, furbabies (including my angel in Heaven) and job. Even in the mundane of times it’s important to always pause and reflect on all the wonderful things.

*take some time to pause and reflect on all the wonderful aspects of your life right meow*

Now that we have started our day on the right foot, let’s also recognize that it is Monday, and I’m sure we’re all equally sleepy and wondering why we didn’t go to bed earlier last night. I hope you all appreciate these Office memes as much as I do and that they give you all a good chuckle and in turn, a brief ab workout.

Friyay Favs!

Happy Friday the 13th! dundundunnnnn This will be fairly short, but I wanted to show a few of my favorite things!

First up is my cold brew coffee. Not a day goes by that I don’t drink coffee and it’s the absolute first thing I get when I wake up. Now, I’m a weirdo and just don’t really like hot coffee unless I’m out to eat and having dessert. I know, I don’t get it either. I should clarify that my top favorite cold brew is from a local coffee shop named K-Brew here in Knoxvegas. It’s pure liquid gold! However, since I haven’t won the lottery yet, I had to find a more affordable alternative so I introduce to you, Chameleon cold brew! I drink the black coffee variety but they also have some flavored options. It’s a concentrate but can I make a confession to you? I drink about 3/4 of a Yeti everyday…really gets me going. ha! I pour in some local Cruze Farm light milk, which adds the perfect amount of creaminess and delicious flava. If you are not from the Knoxville area, I highly recommend you seek out a local dairy company to buy your milk from because I always find it tastes better and when I travel, I always seek out coffee shops with local dairy products.

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Next up is Pixi beauty products. There are SO many options so I haven’t even tried half! They are a beautiful company that are cruelty-free and natural based. I use their tinted H20 face gel, concealer, blush, highlighter, eye shadows, and lip tints for makeup and use several of the face mists and glow tonic as part of my hygiene routine. The face tint is the best one I have ever tried and their blush is so rich and doesn’t require much to have the perfect amount of color. As far as the face mists and glow tonic, I love how my face feels after using these products and feel that they really helped to clear my face up after having some massive breakouts around my wedding when the stress was at an all-time high.

https://www.pixibeauty.com/

I have noticed around Spring of 2017, floral prints started to become really popular, and I drooled over all of the beautiful dresses and rompers. One of my really good friends purchased a dress that was not the perfect size for her, so she gave me the option to purchase it from her, and I am really grateful! It’s so soft, so comfy, and I love finding a maxi dress that is actually long enough for me. I have slowly integrated some florals into my wardrobe, and I am in love. My twinkie actually posted about an adorable floral skirt she purchased on Amazon! I have included her blog post below. πŸ™‚

Friday Favs + Finds

Last, I have an obsession with arm candies, or as my niece says: cannies. I’m sure you can guess where I purchased all but 3 of them….Vals! hahaha I’m tellin ya, that place is my jam. I feel like throwing on some cute bead bracelets just elevates a look and adds such a lovely pop of color. Plus you can mix and match as much as your heart desires.

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So that’s some of my current favs! Have you tried any of these products? If so, what are your thoughts?

 

Jumpin for Joy

For years I have been a big fan of rompers and loved the versatility of dressing them up or down. Being on the somewhat taller side standing in at a whopping 5’7″, sometimes finding rompers is quite the challenge and allows for some really hilarious try on sessions with the shorts essentially being the length of a bikini bottom. While I have had the unfortunate luck of seeing more butt cheeks than I would prefer from girls who seem to be ok with this length, I hurried those puppies back to the rack and leave empty handed cause I prefer shorts to actually cover a decent amount. Because of this, I had stayed away from jumpers because while I hate when it rains and my pants get wet, I’m not a big fan of high waters. I had dabbled in trying on some jumpers here and there and always left the dressing room feeling rather dejected. For my 30th birthday (you feeling the theme here?), my amazing mother-in-law gave me a gift card to my favorite Knoxville boutique, Vals! I.was.stoked. In fact, I was SO excited, I raced over on my lunch break one day to shop because I just could not wait to thumb through all the gorgeous clothing. A little back story on Vals, I used to go fairly regularly back before getting married and buying a house. Funny how much extra money I had back then. lolz (of course I wouldn’t change a thing because marriage is the best!) With that said, going to Vals was a super treat and I was determined to get the most bang for my gift card buck.

Now that I’ve built up the suspense (at least if you’re still reading at this point), I present to you the hands down best jumper I’ve ever laid eyes on! I am pretty obsessed with the wide leg style and slight crop plus bows have my heart so the back is so pretty but I feel still classy. Also, for those of you who are not honorary members of the itty bitty titty committee, this jumper allows you to wear a bra even with the open back so that’s an added plus. I was actually able to wear this baby to work just throwing on a navy summer vest I already owned. There are just some pieces in your wardrobe that make you feel like a fashionista and this is one of those pieces.

Ladies, tell me if you have tried either the romper or jumper trend. Well I guess I should also let you guys chime in too since man rompers were a thing (is that still trend??) Also, if you have a funny story, feel free to share that as well! I love a good chuckle. πŸ˜‰

If you are not from this area or just love to online shop, here is Vals website below and link to my jumper. I warn you it is a rabbit hole you will fall into and before you know it, you will have an entire new wardrobe and a bank account sweating bullets butttt it’s worth it because their inventory is the bomb dot com and the customer service is unbelievably incredible! I also just glanced and heavens to betsy there are a few new jumpers that are screaming my name! πŸ™‚

https://shopvalsboutique.com/

Making a Statement Jumpsuit, Green

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Bye Bye Belly Button

Well, that title is a bit dramatic, but today I’m talking about high-waist pants. While I know this style has actually been active for a few years now, I’ve always been on the fence about it. The denim high-waist pants & shorts just looked too 80s mom and gave a less than stellar derriere. Cue my 30th birthday when my sweet dad & step-mom gifted me an Amazon gift card (anyone else LOVE gift cards so they can shop with reckless abandon?! No, just me? alright moving along…) allowing me to snag *drum roll* these hunter green high stretchy waist pants for $25! I was super skeptical cause while I love a bargain, Amazon clothes can sometimes be a gamble and quality pants for $25 online seemed a teensy bit dicey. Well folks, they are amazing! I could not wait to wear them & have twice thus far. They seem very versatile and oh so comfy. I mean, stretchy waist & tie belt, yes please. I’m already itching to find another pair of cute high-waist pants buttttt just don’t tell my wallet about that, ok?

I have included the link below if any of you are interested in purchasing these. πŸ™‚

So tell me, are you rocking the high-waist pants look and if so, what are some great shops you found them at?

https://www.amazon.com/GRACE-KARIN-Straight-Stretch-AF1011-3/dp/B077NDRLGJ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1531312211&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=grace+karin+pants&psc=1

 

Hi everyone!!

Welcome to my blog! I’m a little late to the blogging game but I’ve been behind the scenes reading for quite some time. πŸ˜‰ My twinkie has an a-freaking-dorable blog, https://gypsyrd.com/ , and my sister-in-law has an incredible blog, https://imperfectlybalancedsara.com/ (!), so I finally have decided to jump on board. Also shoutout to Mack from https://mackmarie.com , for helping to give me that final push of support and motivation to do this! I imagine my posting schedule will be a little random to start, but I plan to include some of my fashion, home decor, and recaps of fun explorations. I hope you all that choose to follow enjoy my content and will pop in to say hi. πŸ™‚