Tuesday, April 13, 2021

This and That

//  This past weekend Todd and I took the kids strawberry picking and we all had the BEST time!! I have never seen so many huge ripe strawberries in my life! If you guys live in the Charleston area that I can not recommend Boone Hall farms enough for strawberry picking!! 

But now I've just got to decide what to make with all of the strawberries that we have, two years ago after we visited the strawberry patch I made this delicious homemade strawberry cake! But this mama does not have time for that this year, especially with my busy toddler running around ha! 

// I am thinking I may make these strawberry coffee cake muffins tonight, and do a breakfast supper for the kids! 

// A lot of you guys asked me where we ended up eating yesterday while we were in Savannah, and because my appointment took much longer than expected we had to go somewhere close to the doctors office and somewhere kind of quick! So we went to the The 5 Spot that a few of you recommended! It was mediocre at best, but this girl loved it! She had the mac and cheese, and her first sweet tea! 

I may end up having to go back in about a month, and if I do my plan is to go to The Collins Quarter!! So so many of you guys recommended this place, and the menu looks AMAZING!!!

//  The Shopbop Style Event just started, and it's truly is a great sale and one that allows to grab some of your favorite designer pieces at a discount that never go on sale!! These are my favorites below, and I kept things on the low end even before the discount, because I just can't ever seem to justify at $400 dress or $700 pair of shoes.

Along with the Shopbop sale Sephora also just started their beauty insider sale where you can save up to 20% off!! Sephora has all the best makeup, hair products, and tools so I know this sale can be a bit overwhelming! So I decided just to share with you guys my top 5 tried and true favorites from the sale!! 

Soft Matte Complete Concealer 

 I have tried TONS of concealers over the years and this one is still my favorite, and has been for about five years now! It gives great coverage without being to thick and without giving you creases under your eyes!

This is another product that I have used forever I would honestly say about ten years now, and I have never found any other powder that compares! I always wear medium beige in the summer, and it gives the perfect coverage without being too thick! And towards the middle to end of the summer I love to add a little of this bronzer (also on sale) with it for an added tan and glow! 

Olaplex Bond Smoother 

I swear by every product that Olaplex makes!! I use their shampoo and conditioner every time I was my hair, and then I add this after I towel dry it and right before I blow dry!! This stuff is a miracle worker if you have highlighted or damaged hair! 

Full On Plumping Lip Gloss 

Hands down my favorite lipgloss and has been for years now! It giving you a little tinkle and the perfect plumped lips! I also love that it's not sticky at all and the color is always the perfect light shade! My favorites are the April, Jessica, and Dani! 

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush 

This and my Bobbi Brown blush are my two favorites for the perfect cheek color! They both go on super smooth and give you just the right amount of color without making you look like a clown :) 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Top 5 Flattering One Piece Swimsuits under $40

It was hot enough for the beach and the pool yesterday so I quickly realized I needed to grab a few new swimsuits for this year.  Baby number three and Corona did not do this mama's body good, so I've got a ways to go before I step back into any of my bikinis...ha! 

That being said, I wanted to round out my top 5 favorite one-piece swimsuits for y'all in case any of you are in the same boat as me :)  

Tummy Control Crossover Swimsuit

I have seen this swimsuit on Instagram a few times and it looks amazing on.  It also looks much more expensive than the $29 price tag!! 

Striped Ruffle One Piece Swimsuit

This may just be my favorite!  I love the blue and white stripes along with the cute ruffly details!! 

Strappy Wrap Cross Front Tummy Control Swimsuit

This reminds me of one of the La Blanca swimsuits that cost a lot more than $29!  It also has tummy control and push up padding in the top as well! 

High Waist One Piece Swimsuit with Cutout

I am in love with this one!  It comes in several different colors, but I think this pink would be so pretty with a tan!  I also love that the material has a thicker texture to it so it's not see through, along with the fact that it has removable padding depending on your needs up top! 

Ruched Tummy Control Halter Swimsuit

This style swimsuit looks great on almost every body type and I love how it's ruched in the middle to hide any extra tummy fluff :)  This one also comes in a slew of colors, and also a lot of fun prints as well!!! 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

March Amazon Purchases

I am a day late with this post, but yesterday was a whirlwind of a day, and I never made it to my computer! 

But you guys have said before that you love these post, so I am planning on bring this back as a monthly feature! I know one of my favorite things is seeing what all you guys find on amazon, I mean I have no idea how we survived before amazon ha! 

Organic Cotton Baby Footed Pajama

These pajamas have the cutest prints, and they are SO soft, and perfect for summer! And you can not beat $28 for organic pajamas! 

V-Neck Loose Casual Tee Shirt 

Hands down the BEST white tee ever!! It's the perfect weight and it's not see through at all! 

Premium Biotin and Collagen Hair Growth Drops 

I have been using this for about three weeks now, and while I can't tell anything with my hair yet, my nails have been growing like crazy and are much thicker! 

6 Pair of No- Show No Slip Socks 

These are the best no-show socks, and I love that they have the grips on the back to keep them from sliding in your shoes. 

 Long Sleeve Split Neck Top With Smock Detail 

This blouse is so gorgeous in person, and looks much more expensive than it actually is! It does run a little on the larger side, so I would go down one size, for reference I have it in the small. 

These are my new favorite sunnies, and I can't get over that they are polarized and only $24!!!

This is the perfect little summer swing dress, and the cream is fully lined so you can't see through it at all. 

These have become my new favorite everyday earrings. They are small, but still make a statement with the pretty diamonds in them. 

I am pretty sure that I have sang the praises of this top enough over the last three weeks, that most of you probably have it all three colors like myself :) Hey when you find a good lululemon dupe for $19, you definitely grab it in every color! 

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo 

I bought this wireless keyboard and mouse combo for the kids desktop upstairs, and I love the fun color and the sleek design! It also works great, and is on lighting deal today for $21! 

Obsessed with this top you guys, it's so soft and lightweight, and I love the oversized fit!  

Finally found a pair of good denim shorts that don't hug my thighs, and best part they are only $26! 

This tank is so stunning on, and the material is really nice! And my favorite part is that I don't have to wear a bra with it! 

Stripe Cotton Short Sleeve Dress 

These sweet little cotton dresses are my favorite for Taylor in the summer to play in! They remind me of the one from mini Boden but for a fraction of the price! 

I swear I can never keep enough hangers in the house! So a few weeks back I ordered these and I love the white with the brass colored hanging hook! 

Speaking of hooks, I just ordered these for Taylor's closet so that I will have a place to hang her hair bow rack and other odds and ins! 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Weekly Recipes

 Well hello ladies and happy Tuesday! 

We are having  taco Tuesday tonight for dinner, and I making these no soak instant pot black beans for a side dish! And if you love taco sauce like Todd and I do, then you are going to want to order these stat! The verde is my favorite but they are seriously both delicious! 

Wednesday- Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Rice 

I am excited to get outside and make this dinner on the grill tomorrow night! Fingers crossed my kids like the coconut rice! 

Thursday- Red Wine Braised Short Ribs 

Does this not look melt in your mouth good or what?!?! I am planning on making this with homemade mashed potatoes and rolls for the kiddos! 

Friday- Ravioli Skillet One Pot Meal With Ground Beef 

Reese's new favorite food is ravioli, and Taylor has always been a huge fan, so I figured this recipe would beat the can stuff, and be an easy meal everyone would like! I will probably make this with green beans and garlic cheese bread! 

Monday, March 29, 2021

7 On Monday

Hello ladies, and happy Monday!! 

The sun is shining and the weather is in the mid sixties today, and this makes me so very happy! 

And with Easter being this Sunday I thought today's seven on Monday I would include 7 beautiful and affordable dresses that I think would look great for Easter and everyday spring and summer wear! 

Elegant Ruffles Cap Sleeve Midi Dress 

This dress is absolutely stunning and I love the fit of this dress! It comes in two other colors, and is only $41! 

 Plaid Sleeveless Summer Plaid Dress 

Okay, this has to be the most darling little dress ever, and I am loving the swingy fit! And if the yellow plaid isn't your thing don't worry, it comes in 16 other colors and prints!  

The neckline and belted waist on this one looks great on almost every single body type, and it's on special right now for only $29! 

This dress is such a stunner!! The v-neck and ruffle sleeves are to die for! 

I pretty much love any dress from the Loft! Their quality in material and attention to detail are always on point! 

Floral Printed Babydoll Swing Dress 

I have seen this little cutie floating around Instagram and it is adorable on!! And you can not beat the $28 price tag! And it also comes in 21 different colors and prints as well!! 

Bohemian Floral Wrap Dress 

Another amazon beauty found! I am loving that this one is sheer but is still lined above the knee! And this is another dress that would be so flattering to almost any body type!