Thursday, July 19, 2018

5 on Thursday

ONE // 

I feel like I've been saying this for a while now, but we are finally starting on Carson's updated room. I knew the direction I wanted to go, but I was having a hard time piecing it all together so I called on my talented friend Megan, owner of Megan Ann McFarland Style and Design. And I have to say, I am so in love with what she has put together. This is just a peek of what we have planned. I can't wait to see the end result and share it with you when it's complete. 

TWO // 

I've got two more awesome (and affordable) Amazon fashion purchases for you! 

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

Everyone needs to grab these shorts asap!!! They are only $23.99 and they are identical to the Lululemon speed shorts. 


I finished this book last week in a day and a half. It was totally different than the books I normally read, but it was so good and I loved the ending. 

A Different Blue // Lilly Pulitzer Swimsuit (wearing a size 2) 

I also finished listening to this audiobook and life changing is what comes to mind when describing this book. I listened to it on my drive to and from Charlotte, and when I finished I felt so at peace and inspired all at the same time.  

FOUR // 

As I'm sure most of you are aware, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale officially opens to the public tomorrow!! I finally had a chance to go through their beauty selection yesterday. There were some great products that hardly ever go on sale, so I listed all of my favorites below. 

(Click on the image to shop the product)

FIVE // 

This may sound silly to some of you, but I promise you that affirmations work! I've been reading these every morning for the last week, and it has totally changed my mood and outlook.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Lounge and Fitness 2018

Good morning ladies and happy hump day!! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is still going strong, and on Friday it opens to the public!!! On Friday I am planning to share with you all the rest of my favorites that I was able to see and try-on! This will include lots of affordable jeans, sweaters, a few dresses, and all my favorite shoes!

But today I wanted to share with you all my favorites in lounge and fitness from the anniversary sale! These are the things you will find me in the most when fall and winter roll around anyways :)

Cardigan runs tts and for refrence I am wearing it in the size xs/s.  
Leggings run tts and I am wearing size small.

Tank and sweatshirt both run tts and I am wearing both in the size xs. 

Ruched tee runs big I am wearing it in the size small, but need the xs. 

The North Face hooded jacket runs big, for reference I am wearing it in the xs. 

Tank runs tts, I am wearing it the xs. Joggers run big, for reference I am wearing the xs, and these are loose. 

Alo tee runs tts and I am wearing it in the xs. Leggings run small and for reference I am wearing them in the size small. 

Pillover runs tts and I am wearing it in the xs. Jeans run tts and for reference I am wearing them in the size 0 petite. 

Fleece run tts and I am wearing the xs. Jeans run a little big so go down one size. For reference I am wearing the size 25. 

Henley runs big for refrence I am wearing is the small but need in the xs. 

And please excuse my goofy pose in this one :) Todd had sent me a text asking how my shopping was going and I sent him this saying just working on my biseps with all this lifting! And then when I got home I realized this was the only damn photo I took in the tank....oops ;) 

Wrap sweater runs big and for sizing reference I am wearing the xs. 

Vest runs tts and I am wearing the small. I could have easily worn the xs, but I like my vest a little looser for sweaters and thicker tops. 

Fleece runs tts and I am wearing it in the xs.

And both of the next running shoes I loved, but they had already sold out of my size in store! 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Amazon Prime Day + $250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Good morning friends and happy AMAZON PRIME DAY!!! 

Let the fun and deals begin!! 

As many of you probably already noticed, Prime Day doesn't officially start until 3pm EST today, but the early access has started now. That being said, up until 3pm every hour they will be releasing new deals!! I plan to be here every hour updating you guys on this post, so make sure you keep checking back throughout the day with more early prime leaks! You can also check my updated deals out here as well! 

When you have the chance to grab a great brand 50-inch tv for under $300 you better do it, and do it fast!!! We just bought this one and plan to mount it in our bedroom.

I cannot sing the praises of the Echo enough! Our entire family LOVES this device, and with the new updated version, it can do even more! We mainly use ours for music, news, sports, our sprinklers and to check the weather, but it can do so much more!! Right now, you can grab one for $69.99 and save $30, or you can get two and save $80!!! 

I just snagged this remote for $19.99 and I am SO excited!!!! Read below for everything you're able to watch on any tv that you have with this awesome remote. 

  • Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills with access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, NBC, and more. Plus, access millions of websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit with browsers like Silk and Firefox.

  • No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access.
  • Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 200 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video.

I'm pretty sure I am the only person who doesn't own a Kindle! After seeing how much cheaper the books are, now may be the time for me to get one since it's such a great deal today! 

Again, I am barely scratching the surface with all the deals that are happening today, but trust me, there are going to be A LOT more amazing deals coming! 

And because I know you guys love Amazon Prime just as much as I do thanks to all y'alls positive feedback on my post, I wanted to say thank you and offer one of you guys a chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift card!! To enter, all you need to is leave me a comment on this post. 

Friday, July 13, 2018


ONE // 

 Whew, what a whirlwind of a week it's been! I am so happy that it's Friday and I can't wait to have a low key night with Todd and the kids! I think we are going to grill homemade pizzas and I'm dying to try this grilled chicken teriyaki pizza!

I mean, how good does this look!?!?

TWO // 

I was so excited to get the chance to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Pre-Sale in person this year! There was SO much great stuff, and I loved being able to try a lot of it on for quality along with size and fit. Hopefully this will help a lot of you that are shopping online! 

I will say that online they do have a lot more stuff, while in the stores...once it's gone, it's gone. Also, the store manager told me that they only get a few of each size and style with a lot of things and they don't restock so you may want to call before you head to your nearest store. 

I'll be doing a really big categorized try-on recap sometime this weekend, but for now I wanted to share a few of my favorites that already are starting to sell out. 

Coat runs large, for reference I am wearing the xs. Jeans runs tts and reference I am wearing size 26.

Leggings run tts and I am wearing size small. 

Sweater runs big, I am wearing xs. Jeans runs tts and I am wearing size 26.

Top runs big and I am wearing the xs, and jeans run small and I am wearing size 27.


Monday is PRIME DAY y'all, and I swear, I may be more excited about this than I am the Nordstrom Sale...ha! It's not just going to be good, it's going to be AMAZING this year! I got the chance to preview almost all of the deals, and all I've got to say is, y'all better get ready! I've been book marking and saving all the best deals for fashion, home, kids, electronics, and even pantry. So make sure you stop by first thing Monday morning for all the details and a big giveaway. And you can check out my page here for new deals that are leaking daily up until the sale!! 

FOUR // 

Carson had baseball camp all week and it was so nice to have some one on one time with Taylor. We did a lot of coloring, dancing, and crafting! It was so fun to really focus on and soak up Taylor's fun and spunky personality. A lot of you asked me about this little 'build a dog' magnet set Taylor was playing with and you can find it here. It's really cute and Taylor ended up playing with it for over an hour, so I would highly recommend it for an indoor summer activity! 

FIVE // 

Last, I think this article and then this follow-up article are something that EVERY couple needs to read. About eight months ago, something I can't really explain started to happen between Todd and I. It was like the last three years in therapy, what we read in books together, and what we started to really practice with each other and in everyday life finally clicked. And when this happened, it was like the weight of the world went away and I felt myself falling harder than ever in love with the man I married almost eleven years ago. 

I know this probably sounds completely crazy to a lot of you...I even thought that myself for a little while. So much so, that a little over a month ago I actually googled "is it really possible to fall back in love with your husband again after years of marriage". The first thing that popped up in Google was this article. After reading all eight of these things, the happiest tears I've ever felt started to flow as I realized that this is exactly what Todd and I had done. 

In our own way, Todd and I had not only gone through and/or practiced all of the things she wrote about in the article, but we also came out on the other side just like she and her husband had. My first thought was, "Holy shit, I am not crazy!" And then I sent the article to Todd, and after reading it, he immediately called me and told me that he felt the same exact way. So, my second thought was, "Whew, at least if I am crazy, I'm not the only one." I am totally kidding, my second thought was I have to share this article and our story with every married couple I know. 

One day, I would love to share our complete story. I feel certain that one day I will, but for now, I hope you all read the two articles above because I wholeheartedly know that there is truth in the advice she gives.