Thursday, June 21, 2018

10 Summer Fashion Finds Under $50

Hello my lovely ladies! I sure hope you are all having a wonderful week!!

Sorry it took me so long to get the post complete, but I wanted to make sure I found you guys some good stuff. Everything below is under $50 and most of it is around $30. And I made sure to check the reviews and they are all pretty stellar! The white dress below is arriving at my house sometime today, so I'll be sure to try it on and share my thoughts on it when it gets here. 

Vintage Round Polarized Sunglasses

Mae Women's Strappy Tank Short Set

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This and That

Happy Tuesday, friends!

// This past Friday, Todd and I headed out early to go fishing and meet some friends afterwards for dinner on the island. Our fishing was cut short because it started to thunder and the sky started to get really dark. This picture really doesn't do the sky justice, but it was so pretty with the sun trying to peek through the darkness of the clouds. 

What I wore to dinner. 

// This past Saturday was super hot so we decided to hit the pool to cool off! I am pretty sure I mentioned this recently, but Taylor is turning into such a daddy's girl. When we go to the pool these days, Carson goes off to play with his buddies, which means Taylor finally gets her daddy all to herself. It makes my heart so happy to see these two playing and having fun together. 

Todd's swim trunks are by Patagonia and there are several styles similar here. // Taylor's Swimsuit

// While those two played I started this book (which you will see below), which I just finished last night! was so good, y'all! 

// Saturday night's dinner via Todd's request. Since Sunday was Father's Day, I told him I would make any meals he wanted all weekend. I made this creamy mushroom sauce and it was amazing on top of the steaks! And I seriously forgot how good a simple baked potato tastes!  

// I was sleepy all day yesterday, so I made myself get in the bed by 8pm. I picked up this book thinking I would only read a chapter or two being that I had only read about thirty pages prior to last night. Well...I got totally sucked in and apparently hit a second wind. I finished the last page at 1:30am, wiped away my happy tears, and quickly feel asleep. It was such a good book from the beginning to the end, and also one that you won't be able to put down. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a good summer read. 

On Saturday morning, the kids and I put together a really cool scavenger hunt for Todd. He had to look in five different spots with clues, special notes, and small gifts to give him a hint. I already knew that he would probably have no idea what was waiting at the end and I was right...he was in total shock! I had a ball and tickets to a Braves game inside of this new glove. It took him a minute to put it all together, but when he did his face was priceless!  

Todd LOVES baseball! He also loves the Braves and hasn't been to a game since he was in college, so I surprised him with tickets for next month. My neighbor helped me find some really great tickets right above the dugout, and added bonus, The Avett Brothers will be playing live after the game!! 

I was also able to book a hotel that is walking distance to the stadium. I have never been more excited to give a gift more than I was this one, and Todd mentioned at least 30 or more times that day that this was his best Father's Day yet and the best gift he has received! Carson was in on the surprise and the scavenger hunt the entire time, so it made it even more special to watch his excitement for his daddy. 

And yes y'all, in all my excitement I wrote the wrong month on the ball (insert hand over face). But with a little whiteout it now looks as good as new with the correct date ;) Honestly, I'm just glad I didn't actually purchase the wrong tickets...ha! 

// Sunday was spent at one of Todd's favorite places...the beach! It was a really good beach day. Here are a few photos I snapped while we were out there. 

These beach/sand toys that I blogged about here are awesome! Even Carson and I had fun with them! And you cannot beat the $17 price tag.

I loved watching these two play and have fun together. We usually bring friends to the beach, so it was nice to see that they still had a blast together even with their age difference. 

I received so many questions about this Wabooba water ball and ambidextrous glove after seeing Carson and Todd playing with them on my Instastories. It's one of the coolest pool/beach toys I've ever seen, and these two both love it! 

Also, these swim trunks are very similar, and by the same brand as Carson's...they are also on major sale!

My little free spirited girl just living her best life happy as can be while dancing on the beach.

Taylor's Swimsuit (on sale for $8) // Taylor's Cap

Friday, June 15, 2018

Life Lately

Hello loves, and happy FRIDAY!!!

I'm sorry that I have been MIA this week, but honestly, it was really nice to take some time off and it allowed me to have some much needed quality time with my family. 

The island kicked off summer with a concert on the lake last weekend! Todd and I had such a great time, while the kids of course had a blast running around and dancing with their friends. 

This dress is amazing! It has a built in bra and it's so comfortable. Also, for sizing reference, it runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. 

// Our handsome fur baby is turning 14 this month!! It's crazy to think he's been a part of lives for that long and I can't imagine our family without him. 

He loves to snuggle and sleep in the bed...I swear he thinks he's part human :) 

 // Carson has been at the Riverdogs baseball camp this week and he was so excited that two of his best buddies were attending with him. They all said it was really fun, but after four hours in the heat each day they were worn out. 

// This past Wednesday, I attended the most gorgeous luncheon hosted by Preisfor. The food was delicious, the set up was stunning, and I had the best time catching up with some amazing ladies. 

What I wore

// Speaking of delicious food, I made this grilled vegetable couscous salad last week and I completely forgot to share it with you guys! I highly recommend making this salad, it's perfect for summer and it pairs great with any meat. We also added in sautéed red and yellow bell peppers to give it a little more flavor. 

// Last night, we had our monthly girls supper club and my girl Natalie hosted! The set up was beautiful, and of course, the food was knock your socks off amazing. It was such a fun night filled with funny conversations and lots of laughs! 

I've had a summer cold all week and have had zero energy to get ready so I stuck with one of my favorite comfy/casual maxi dresses and a ponytail with a scarf! 

Maxi Dress (40% off and only $38) // Earrings // Scarf

// And last, I wanted to mention that Loft is currently offering 40% off of their entire store! Below are a few things from their spring line that I own and absolutely love. 

Tank runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing an xs regular. 

Tank runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs regular. 

PJ set runs big, but I like my pajamas a little loose. For reference, I'm wearing the xs. 

Jumpsuit runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day is only five days away and if you're anything like me you're probably scrambling! I literally just placed my order for my dad and father in law's gifts ten minutes ago ;) Thank goodness for Amazon Prime...always saving me at the last minute! 

Anyway, below are a few gifts that I think almost all dads would enjoy, and the best part, most of them will arrive at your doorstep by Thursday (or Friday at the latest)! 

Some of our friends have this cooler and it is awesome. It doesn't leak and it keeps your drinks ice cold for 24 hours straight! Plus, the smaller size in this hopper would be perfect for the pool. 

33 Piece, Stainless Steel Utensils, Heavy Duty Grill Set with Aluminum Storage Case

This is the perfect gift for the dad that loves to grill and this grilling spice kit would be a perfect little add-on to go with it. 

I love this leather laptop case and the price is so good. 

Omg...these mugs are the best!!! This one and this one had me laughing until I had tears in my eyes. 

How cute are these greeting cards?!? And I love that it also includes ones with a 'Thank You' and a 'Congrats' as well. You could fill it up with beer for the men and bottled sparkling rose for the women! 

Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE

I'm pretty sure any man that loves camping, fishing, or tailgating would really love to have one of these. 

Under Armour Men's Fish Hunter Plaid Long Sleeve

When Todd reads this post I know he's going to want one of these. He loves his Columbia and Patagonia fishing shirts, but Under Armour is one of his favorite brands! Plus, I'm really digging all the summer plaids and colors they have in their selection. 

I'm pretty sure this chair would be every man's dream chair! Heck, if I'm being honest, I wouldn't mind one for myself either :) 

Friday, June 8, 2018

5 On Friday

ONE // 

I made these healthy chicken lettuce wraps Wednesday night, and they turned out amazing! I did, however, adjust the recipe slightly by adding bell peppers and a tablespoon of hoisin sauce, which I highly recommend to add some flavor.

Speaking of food, I have officially found my new summer breakfast. These Overnight Oats are some of the healthiest I could find and they taste so good! 

TWO // 

// If you have kids, here are two summer toys you're going to want to buy.

Taylor has been playing with these eggs non-stop. They also do a great job of keeping her and her friends entertained. 

This game is SO fun for kids and adults. It's also a great game to take to the park and the beach. 


// My new summer pajamas and this new summer read are making me extremely happy right now! 

And while starting my morning with cake and champagne sounds delightful, I have a feeling this is what I would look like by noon :) 

FOUR // 

I am so in love with the new matching Lilly Pulitzer swimsuits I got for me and Taylor!! Their new patterns and colors this season may just be my favorite ever! 

One-piece runs tts, and for reference, I have it in a size 2. 

FIVE // 

And last, but not least, here are three killer dresses from Amazon that are all under $50. Make sure you check out my Instastories later today because I'll be sharing exactly what these look like along with a more detailed description of size and fit.  

Lace Sheath Dress // Earrings // Sandals (on sale)

Dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 

Maxi Dress (only $34) // Earrings // Sandals (on sale)

Dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 

A-Line Lace Dress // Earrings // Sandals (on sale)

Dress runs a little loose through the waist and the bust. For reference, I'm wearing a small, but I think an xs would probably fit better.