Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday Steals and Deals

Happy Saturday, y'all!!  I am currently trying to talk myself into getting out of my pajamas and actually getting dressed!  The house is so quiet without the kids here, so a part of me wants to stay in my cozy pj's and watch movies all day with Todd :) 

And speaking of cozy pajamas, you have to check out these pj pants!!  They are the softest, coziest pants ever.  They come in four different colors and they run tts.

Also, a few of the really popular items from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale have been restocked. This circle cardigan sold out the very first day, so when I saw it back in stock yesterday I made sure I grabbed it fast! 

These jeans sold out super fast when the sale started, but they have now been re-stocked in all sizes! 

This cardigan is not part of the anniversary sale, but it was just marked down 25% off!!

// Gigi New York - Summer Sale and the last weekend to save 60% off all their summer bags! 

// Anthropologie- Take an additional 30% off of all sale items!  

// Serena and Lily - Summer tent sale, save up to 70% off! 

// Loft - 40% all tops and sweaters, and 50% off all sale items! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

5 on Friday

ONE // 
// Todd and I are kid free this weekend so we decided to celebrate our NINE year anniversary a little early this year.  Our anniversary falls right around the time Carson starts school, and since everything will be brand new for him this year, we decided we needed to stick around.  Tonight, we are going hydroflying, paddleboarding, and having a private picnic on a tiki hut.  I am so excited and I can't wait to tell y'all how hydroflying is, let's just pray I don't bust it!

TWO // 
// I spent four hours at the dentist yesterday.  I was supposed to have a cavity filled and some bonding work done on my front teeth.  Well, the cavity was much deeper than the dentist thought and there's a chance I could have to have a root canal!!!  Thanks to the dental nitrous oxide I don't remember much of the drilling and all the needles to numb me up.  I have some horrible childhood memories of the dentist, including having my front tooth removed when I was eight while wide awake.  I'll save that story for another post, but let's just say you don't want to be my dentist unless you have me on a high dose of nitrous oxide! 

// Thanks for all of your lantern help yesterday on Instagram!!!  Todd and I decided to do the more traditional style. I was actually really leaning towards the more modern looking one, but I loved them both and then Todd spoke up and said he liked the Charleston style better.  I can't wait to light these gorgeous lanterns in the evenings while sitting on our front porch with a nice glass of wine :) 

// A few of you guys mentioned that your links on liketoknowit have not been working :(  So sorry about that.  In case you didn't find them online, here are the details from the last few pictures I posted. 

Dress (runs big, size down I am wearing the xs) // Booties (on sale) // 

Dress (runs tts I am wearing the xs) // Sandals (on sale) // Cuff  

FIVE // 
// And last, I leave you with this wonderful reminder! 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Train Day Thursday

Happy almost Friday, ladies  :) 

I know a few of you emailed me to let me know you really enjoyed my previous workout post and that you would like me to bring them back......ask and you shall receive, my friends :)

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before, but I have been training with Zach Conrad, the owner of Chucktown Fitness, for seven years now.  And even though I don't talk about fitness on this blog as much as I used to, it's still a huge part of my life.  So together, Zach and I are planning to bring you guys a new workout twice a month.
 I am super excited to share what I do in the gym.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will also help to hold me accountable and also help me clean up my diet up a bit.  Diet has always been a struggle for me, but I find the more I get my booty in the gym, the healthier I tend to eat. 

And if any of my local readers are looking for a new gym, I can't recommend Chucktown Fitness enough!  They have the best group classes around and all of their personal trainers are truly amazing! 

Back and Legs - Do everything below 3 times
*Reverse Lunges - 12 reps on each leg with 30 lb bar 
* 12 TRX jump squats 
* 12 TRX single arm pulls on each arm 
* Plank position pushups on 25 lb medicine ball 
*60 lbs assisted pullups for 12 reps 

What I am wearing
Fly-By Tee // High waist Zella leggings (on sale) // New Balance Sports Bra // No show Socks (on sale) // Nike Free (on sale) 

PS...... In case you missed it yesterday Serena and Lily just announced their huge summer sale, and I shared my favorites here

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Serena and Lily Summer Tent Sale!!!!

Hello friends, I sure hope you guys are having a great Wednesday! And if you're not maybe this will brighten your day....... Sereana and Lily just announced their summer tent sale! It's their biggest sale of year and prices are marked 40%-75% off!!! 

I just ordered these sheets for Carson, these baskets and this cover-up!! 

Hodge Podge of randoms on my mind

I feel like my brain is all over the place right now, so sorry, but today you just get a hodge podge of random things that are on my mind. 

// Sweet Taylor had her four year old shots last week.  And yes, I know we were a little late, but truth be told I was putting off on purpose because I remember how horrible they were when Carson turned four!!  But not for this tough little bean, she didn't shed one tear...two shots to each leg and not one tear.  But bless her heart, I could tell she felt like crying and seeing her sad face broke my heart probably just as much as it would have if I'd have seen actual tears. 

// Speaking of Taylor, she's been working really hard on her veterinarian skills :)  I knew when I spotted this in TJ Maxx the other day that I had to grab it for her.  She loves it and has been putting it on daily while taking care of all of her "puppies".

// It's too bad she can't treat this silly dog below...ha!  I swear y'all, Rocky seems to know that we feel bad for him now that he has to have insulin shots twice a day so he's been milking it for all it's worth.  He now sleeps in our bed every night and the only way he'll choose to go outside to use the bathroom is if someone will walk him on his leash.   

// I am not sure why I haven't discussed all the awesome beauty that's part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  Anyway, I took a peek last night and noticed about half of it has already sold out :(  Is it just me or did Nordstrom sell out of lots of stuff super fast this year? 

Either way, as of this morning all the things below that I purchased are still in stock!  Out of everything, my favorites are my Clarisonic and my GHD flat iron.

// I am in denial that this little guy is going to be a second grader in less than three weeks.  He is truly the most genuine and kind hearted little boy you will ever meet.  I wish so badly that I could just bottle him up at this very stage and keep him like this forever.  Sadly, he struggles with some anxiety like his mama, so we are both a big ball of emotions about the big move that will be happening soon.
 But until school starts, I am trying to soak up every second with him, even if that means
 letting him stay up until 10:00pm watching three episodes of Full House. 

// And I keep forgetting to share a few pictures from an event that Todd and I attended last week at the new downtown restaurant, Le Farfalle.  It was such a fun evening, plus, the food was phenomenal!  If you are visiting Charleston anytime soon you must have dinner here one night! 

This, my friends, is the OCTOPUS CARPACCIO and I surprisingly loved it. 

Always love an evening out when these two are involved :) 

I keep meaning to tell you guys, this dress is on major sale in the pink and navy!  And may I add that this dress has probably been worn more than any other maxi in my closet.  I feel like it's timeless, yet so unique, and I always get a lot of compliments when I wear it out. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How to feel comfy and look stylish at the same time

I think most of you will probably agree that there are very few things that feel better than a good pair of leggings and a comfy top.  That being said, sometimes comfort can equal not so cute when it comes to looking and feeling stylish.  So, for all you ladies out there who love the feeling of being comfy, but still want to look cute and pulled together, this post is for you!  And right now, with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going on it's a great time to grab these staple pieces at such low prices! 

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Monday, July 25, 2016

This and That

// This was the first weekend in over a month that we didn't have to travel...and it was SOOO nice! Sometimes I forget how much Todd and I both love being home and not having any plans.  I also forgot how much I love my yoga pants and no makeup :) 

And speaking of yoga pants, I grabbed these, these, and these from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  I love all three of them, but these are the softest and they are perfect for just lounging.  I wouldn't suggest running in them as they are not as compressed as the other two, but they would be great for barre or yoga! And you can find the full legging version here, and the capri version here
both are part of the sale! 

// On Saturday, we took a quick visit to peek at our new house and grab some lunch on the island.  The Islander is one of our favorite spots to eat at because we all love the food and the atmosphere.  If you ever visit, you must get the steak tacos and if you have kids get them the fried shrimp sushi bowl.  

// Saturday evening, Todd and I got the kids down pretty early (we had friends over Friday and they were up super late) and we enjoyed some quiet time to ourselves and we watched a movie in bed.  We watched the movie Miracles from Heaven and it was amazing.  I cried through about 80% of it, but it was one of the most touching stories (also based off of a true story) I have ever seen. 

// Sunday morning, Todd and I decided to take the kids to the Aquarium.  We have not been as a family in over a year, and I was happy to see that both kids still loved it.  Our favorite part was getting to touch the big stingrays at the new Shark Shallows exhibit, and of course, the cute sea otters. I think Taylor and I could sit and watch these adorable little creatures swim and play all day long. 

//  Sunday evening, I went out for a little last minute pizza date at Andolini's with some girlfriends. Two of my friends that recently moved away were back in town for the night, so an
impromptu dinner out was a must. 

What I wore 
Dress // Sandals on sale here // Necklace 

PS.... If you missed yesterday's post I shared a few great sales going on, and I also shared this seersucker off shoulder dress that is finally back in stock!!!