Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lilly Pulitzer Splash Into Summer Free Gifts + My Nordstrom Anniversary Picks

Good morning ladies, and happy almost Friday!! 

I am so excited about the Lilly Pulitzer Splash into summer promotion that just started today!! It may be the best one they have ever done. Every gift is awesome and so useful for summer. I'm hoping my Lilly box will arrive today, and if it does, I'll be sure to share everything that's in it with you guys.




Loving all of their new arrivals!!!! 








There are so many good things on sale at the Nordstrom half yearly sale, so many that I'd be here all day if I listed them all. So, I rounded up a few of my must-haves for you below! 

I've had this dress for almost two years now, and it's still one of my favorites. 



Nordstrom Lingerie is the best! The quality is great and everything they make is so comfy. There are a lot of items included in the sale as well. 

It's rare that Lilly ever goes on sale, so if you guys like this dress you better grab it because at 40% off, it won't last long!













Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wish List Wednesday + Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Starts Today!


I've got so many new spring arrivals on my wish list right now! It's already blazing hot here in Charleston, so technically, it feels like summer already. So I say bring all the cute tops, shorts, and lightweight dresses!! 

Loving this gorgeous hot pink color! 



Obsessed with this pretty leaf print, and I'm actually wearing it in this romper version for an event I have tonight. 


They had me at stripes and off the shoulder with this one :) 


Finally a pair of cut-off shorts that aren't too short! Plus, they are a great price as well. 

The new arrivals for Lilly were just released today, and they are so good!!! 


These look so comfy, and I love the print! 



// Also, don't forget that the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale just started today. So many good items are now 40% off!!! I'll be back later today or tomorrow to share a list of my favorites with you guys, but until then, here's a few you don't want to miss! 






Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Carson and Taylor's Bathrooms


Good morning ladies, and happy Tuesday! 

We have been in the house for five months now, and I must say, I'm finally feeling settled. I now have most of the rooms decorated the way I want...minus a few small touches, and possibly some wallpaper ;) 

 And I'm not sure why, but for some reason it took me forever to find shower curtains for the kids bathrooms?? Real problem, right! Either way, I finally found the two that I love for both bathrooms. I wanted something fun, yet not too juvenile, and I think these both fit the bill. 


Brushed Nickel Caparros Light // Rope Mirror similar here and here




I love the way the sea creatures tie in with the rope mirror giving it a nautical feel, while not looking too themie.




Shower Curtain // Gold Rod // Pink Towels // Gold Wire Basket // 
Mirror (on sale) // Sconces // Soap Dispenser // Toothbrush Cup


I love that the pop of pink in Taylor's shower curtain matches perfectly with her pink mirrors.








Monday, May 22, 2017

Our Weekend


I sure hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! We had another busy weekend with lots of traveling, but it was still really fun! 

// On Friday, Todd headed down to the lake for a guys weekend. Since we had a wedding on Saturday, my parents met him at the lake Friday to get the kids. The idea of having the house all to myself always sounds nice, but I always get bored quickly, so my girl Natalie and I decided to head downtown for a nice girls dinner. 

Dinner at the Warehouse was delicious, and my favorite was the fried cauliflower. 


What I wore 



// On Saturday, I did a few things around the house, and then headed to the lake to pick up Todd so we could get on the road and make his cousin's wedding, which was in Murrells Inlet. The wedding was beautiful, and we had such a great time. 



I love this picture of Todd with his 'Nanny' (his grandmother) and all of his cousins. 



 I have to tell you guys, on the ride down I told Todd I only had two more chapters in a book I was reading, and that I was dying to finish it. I know he gets board driving while I'm reading, so I decided to read it out loud. Umm, big mistake. I cried alligator tears about 20 different times on the way there, and then it hit me that I had left my makeup back at the house. Thank goodness we had time to stop by CVS so I could grab a few things to fix myself up before the wedding. So, point of this story, read this book, but don't plan on reading it if you have somewhere to be...ha! 



// On Sunday, we drove to my parents to pick up the kiddos, but they were having so much fun with their cousins that they didn't want to leave. So we let them hang out and swim a few more hours while Todd and I visited with my parents. 


Oh yeah, on the way home I started another book...and I read it out loud once again. I've got to admit, it was kinda nice reading to each other last night after the kids went down instead of turning on the tv like we usually tend to do :) If Todd doesn't kill me and the book is really good, I'll make sure that I share it with you guys when we're finished :) 




Friday, May 19, 2017

5 on Friday + Mexican Burger Recipe

ONE // 

First off, if you haven't ordered Danielle Walker's cookbook Meals Made Simple yet, I highly recommend you do so. Every single recipe that I've made from this cookbook has been phenomenal. 
And these Mexican burgers may have been our favorite recipe yet. They were so delicious that I didn't even miss the bun :) And they paired so nicely with this rosemary sweet potato recipe


 And please tell me I'm not the only one with a kitchen counter that looks like this while they're cooking?!




TWO //  

If you are looking for the perfect little white tank, look no further. I love that this one is thick enough that it's not see through, and the cute tassels at the bottom are so fun! Again, it runs large so make sure you go down at least one size. For reference, I'm wearing the xs regular. 



A lot of you via Instastories wanted details on my lip color. It's actually two different shades mixed together. It's the Yves Saint Laurent shine on lipstick in #41 and #49. Both colors are pretty by themselves as well, but I like them best mixed together. 


THREE // 

Thank y'all so much for the help me pick a dress to wear to the wedding we'll be attending this weekend. I am so excited that the coral one was your favorite, because it was the one I was really leaning towards. You can see all the choices here, along with sizing information just in case any of you are looking for dress ideas. 



FOUR // 

I'm in the process of switching from blogger to Wordpress and it's freaking me out a little bit. My site has actually been ready for two weeks now, but I just keep holding off on having it installed because the change seems a bit overwhelming. Either way, I know it's a change that needs to happen and I know once I get used to it I'll like it better. 

There's a lot of features that blogger just doesn't offer, and I'm excited to give you guys a better layout with much better images. I'm going to try to keep the layout as simple as possible, and I would greatly appreciate your feedback once it's up and running. 

FIVE // 

I am looking forward to climbing in bed tonight and finally getting to slip into my new pajamas. Todd and the kids gifted me with two of my favorite things for Mother's Day. You just can't go wrong with a good pair of pajamas and a lovely smelling candle....now I just need another good book to read!! I've heard great things about the The Silent Wife and The Summer Girls. Have you ladies read either one of those, and if so, which did you like better?? 



TGIF, and happy weekend everyone!! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5 Tips on Stress Free Packing

Good morning ladies, and happy hump day! 

After posting a video of packing last week on Instastories, I had asked if any of you would like for me to share my tips. I was astonished at how many of you wrote back and said, "Yes!" Then I started thinking, "Oh crap, my tips are kind of lame."...ha! Either way, I swear by doing these these five simple things, it has made packing and traveling stress free for our entire family. I can't tell you guys how many times prior to using this little method that I either left stuff that I needed at home or worried that I had left something. 

ONE // 
Wash, dry, and fold everyone's clothes one to two days before the trip. This way everything is clean and organized before you start packing and you don't have to scramble to find anyone's clothing. Plus, it's the best feeling ever to have your laundry room clean before you leave for a trip. 




TWO // 
Write down your daily plans for your trip. No matter where you are traveling, most of the time you will have some sort of itinerary. And as silly as it may seem to write this down, it makes packing so much easier, especially with kids. 


THREE // 
Make a list for each member of your family that you're packing for. This is really helpful because you have your daily plans all written down, making it easier to know exactly what you will need. 


FOUR // 
Lay out everything on your list so that you can see it, and then check off your list before you pack it. 




Number four is my favorite, because this is usually when I start to plan outfits :)

(You can click on the image to shop most of these pieces)



I like to lay mine out into separate piles with accessories. 




Ball Cap // Crochet Tank  // Jean Shorts (30% off) Sunglasses ($24)


FIVE // 
Pack everything as organized as possible into your bags. I like to try to put pajamas and undies on one side, clothes in the middle, and swimwear on the other side. 


Zip your bags up and place them by the door. Then, when you wake up the next morning to head out for your trip, everything is packed and ready to go. 

Carsons Duffle // Carson's toiletry bag // Taylor's Duffle Bag (Flamingos are sold out)


I know these packing tips are pretty basic, but they help me stay organized and feel less stressed about packing for a trip. 

PS - For those of you who asked, you can shop all of my looks that I featured on Instastories yesterday right here