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. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top 10 Picks + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!!

Good morning and happy Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access Day ;) 

I'm going to keep this short and sweet for now because I am heading out in less than an hour to shop the sale! I'll be back later today with sizing information and a lot of dressing room pictures. 

I did want to go ahead and share my top 10 items from the sale that I love and that I know will sell out super fast! 

I am pretty sure this cardigan below and this one by barefoot dreams (also part of the sale) will be everyone's favorite!! There is nothing you will ever put on that feels better than these cardigans my friends! Trust me, I am now the proud owner of four of them :) For sizing reference, they run tts and I wear an xs. 

If you buy one pair of jeans from the sale, these should be your choice!!! I promise you will thank me as soon as you slip them on! Plus, they are under $100 right now and went so fast last year. As far as sizing goes, I am normally between a 25/26 and the size 2 fits perfect. 

These are another MAJOR favorite of mine, and when they go on sale you have to act fast. Size runs big, so make sure you size down at least one size.

This North Face jacket is on sale under $90, it is packable, rain resistant, and super cute...yes please!

This adorable striped high-low sweater is already moving fast and some sizes sold out in the black. So yep, I would snag this one now if you like it! 

Run, don't walk, and grab these! It is so hard to find a good bootie with a low scoop front and a decent size heel. Plus, the color is stunning and will go with everything!! 

I love that this can be dressed up or down! You could wear it before and after yoga, out to dinner with a nice blouse underneath it, or with leggings and flats for a more casual look. 

I am pretty sure these don't even need a caption with over 3,000 5 star reviews! And if you wear a small or x- small in this brand, don't wait to get these! 

The pink running shoe is back!!!! I tried and tried to get these last year, but I never had any luck because my size was always sold out. That being said, this was the first thing I added to my cart this morning! And if pink running shoes isn't your jam, they also come in gray as well! 

And last, because it's still scorching hot outside and many of y'all requested swimwear, here's my number one pick!! As most of you may realize when you see the brand, it's one that I've been obsessed with this summer. The quality of her suits are top notch and I can't get over the $58 price tag!! 

***And because I love y'all so much and think you're all pretty freaking awesome, I am going to give one lucky reader a $100 Nordstrom Gift Card to Shop the sale with!! All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know the number one thing you've snagged or hope to snag from the sale this year!! I'll pick the winner Saturday morning, so enter by Friday to win! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Splurge VS Steal (Workout Wear / Swim / Accessories)

This is seriously the most excited I've felt in a while as far as sharing a post with y'all! I love designer pieces just as much as the next girl, but nothing, and I mean nothing beats finding a quality dupe for way cheaper!! Especially when you're a girl that loves to shop as much as I do :) And a lot of these items on the splurge list I actually own, so I can 100% vouch that the quality is top notch! 

*You guys are going to flip out when you click on this CRZ workout brand. I swear, not only are most of the pieces identical to Lululemon, but they actually feel like the exact same material!! I ordered the shorts below, but they are on back order until next week. Either way, if you like the Lululemon speed shorts I would jump all over these now! 

Lululemon Speed Shorts               CRZ Yoga Shorts

* These are the shorts that I showed on Instastories yesterday and I am OBSESSED!! I usually wear a four in Lululemon shorts and the small 4/6 fits exactly the same. They also come in the 2.5 inch as well if you like your shorts a little shorter when you run. 

*These are some of my favorite Lululemon tanks ever and my Core 10 tank is arriving today. I'll be sure to show you guys a side by side comparison on Instastories today once I try it on! 

     Lululemon Power Y Tank            Core 10 Built In Bra Tank

* Okay, do not judge the steal sandal by the photo below. I have some, and in person they are drop dead gorgeous and SO comfortable! I walked around in mine for over seven hours yesterday and my feet felt great! I can promise that these sandals will not disappoint! They ran tts and fit perfect in my normal 6.5. 

* This is another steal I own. It arrived on Sunday and I've been dying to share it with you! If I can get my butt in gear, I'll try and show it to you today. I swear, it's even cuter in person that it is online and the material is amazing.

Jabo Laven Top                                     Ruffle Bottom
       Ruffle Bikini Top                            High Waist Bottoms

Antibes Scallop Top                   Jessica Simpson Scallop Top
 Antibes Scallop Bottoms                   Jessica Simpson Bottoms       

Cult Gaia Ark Bag                           Bamboo Handbag