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Athleisure with Planted True

Athleisure with Planted True

Baseball Hat | Black Zip Up (similar) | White T-shirt (similar) | Planted True Joggers | Tennis Shoes (similar) | Coffee Mug Happy Wednesday! Holiday weekends always throw me off (especially when the weather is perfect). Give me all the bike rides and beach walks for three days straight and I am one happy camper. But I am also behind haha. I think we can all relate to playing catch up after a week out of town and a holiday weekend! But I am back on track over here and in case you missed it, I highlighted Karen Hatcher of Planted True on Friday in this post. Her family business is very inspiring and I always get so excited to share the stories of fellow business owners in my community. If you haven’t already, be sure to read the post! Anyways, these adorable joggers are from the Planted True lifestyle brand and they’re so comfortable. I rock athleisure outfits more than I am willing to admit. If it’s the weekend, I am in an outfit like this until it’s time to change for date night. I just have a hard time getting dressed up during a normal day where we […]

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Let’s Get Local: Planted True

Let's Get Local: Planted True

“She stands tall.” When a twenty-something hears those words, they resonate. I have to believe that when any woman hears those words, regardless of age, they still resonate. These words along with a specific set of core values are what sparked Planted True (launching at 9am CST for my early readers!), a boutique and lifestyle brand curated by Karen Hatcher in Panama City, FL. A family business that made the transition from brick and mortar to solely online remains focused on their mission of creating a comfortable space for women to shop and find clothes that promote confidence. When I first came across the Planted True Instagram, it was the visually pleasing feed that caught my eye. But after months of following their content, I realized they were so much more than a boutique offering a mix of highly sought after brands in conjunction with their own lifestyle brand, rather I discovered Planted True is a movement through a team focused on uplifting one another and their community. This is so evident in their deep family roots upon which this brand is built. I had the opportunity to sit down with Karen to discuss the future of Planted True and learn […]

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How to Plan a Productive Week

How to Style a Criss Cross Sweater for EverydayHow to Plan for a Productive Week

Criss Cross Sweater | Leopard Scarf (similar) | Black Jeans (also LOVE this pair) | Stan Smith Adidas | Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 | Sunglasses Happy Monday! I hope you had a relaxing and fulfilling weekend. We spent so much time walking the beach with the dogs on both Saturday and Sunday and it was my dream (plus the weather was perfect)! However after a relaxed weekend comes the Monday blues- but it doesn’t have to be all bad. Although Mondays are challenging (I am not going to proclaim they’re my favorite day by any means) they’re a necessary evil to kickstart the work week. With that in mind, I want to share three ways that I take advantage of Mondays to make way for a productive week. By implementing these simple actions, I find myself feeling more organized and ready to tackle my to do lists with a clear list of objectives at hand. Take a sip of your coffee and let’s talk Mondays: Handwrite Appointments- Every single Monday I sit down with my planner and look at the week. I hand write all commitments, deadlines and reminders to make sure I can plan ahead and have no conflicts. […]

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5 Ways to Save Money in 2018

5 Ways to Save Money in 2018

Bucket Bag (under $100!) Last week I delved into tackling the New Year and offered three suggestions for how to set your goals! I hope this post was helpful and thought provoking as you enter 2018. No matter what your goals, aspirations or passions surround there is usually one common denominator and that’s money. I talk in detail about the process we use to budget, here. In this post however, I want to focus on five ways to cut your spending. Don’t get me wrong, I too used to refuse to miss my manicure/pedicure every two weeks, eyebrow maintenance monthly, routine hair cut/color every six weeks and the list goes on and on. BUT cut all that out for just a short period of time and you’ll notice your bank account has a little extra (& welcomed) cushion. So here’s how to cut spending and save this January: Coffee & Your Couch: While living in Denver I would stop almost every morning to get a soy chai from Starbucks. Don’t mind the fact that soy milk is more expensive haha. I know it’s been said before but sipping coffee at home easily saves $20 each week. Plus, drinking my coffee […]

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Goal Setting Tips for 2018

Goal Setting Tips for 2018

Do you have your 2018 planner set and ready to take on the New Year? If so, you’re one step ahead of me but I am using this post to outline my aspirations for 2018 right along side with you. Although our trip to Colorado was very fun, I was very unproductive (which I think was my plan, but now I am working to get back on track 😂). With that in mind, I heard something interesting on E! News last night during an interview with Hugh Jackman. He was asked what his New Years Resolutions are and he said he didn’t have any. Instead he explained that he simply sets a goal the morning of each new day and then rates himself before bed on how well he met that goal. I am always ALL about long-term goals. I set broad resolutions, list the small steps I’ll take to get there but rarely check in or hold myself accountable to those small steps. So this year, I am going to try Hugh Jackman’s approach (mostly because he was amazing in The Greatest Showman), to simplify the way I set my goals and meet them. Although Hugh Jackman didn’t elaborate […]

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Little Mrs. Particular Turns Three + Giveaway

Little Mrs. Particular Turns 3

I am currently writing this post from my couch on #NYE with wet hair, dog print pajamas on, Mack by my side and two sleeping puppies at my feet. We traveled home from Colorado today and after a 12 hour day, there’s no place I’d rather be. Since this will be going live in the morning, it’s only appropriate that I kick it off with a Happy 2018! The New Year brings so much anticipation- of the new beginning, new opportunities and all that a fresh start can encompass. For me, it also brings my blogiversary and this day marks year three of running Little Mrs. Particular! As 2018 starts today, I just want to thank each and every person who has taken an interest in this platform and the passions I share here. From my readers to those that I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with, I am sincerely appreciative of you! I thought a lot about what I would write for this post but instead, I just wanted to thank YOU for giving me the opportunity to continue to curate content that I love in this space. With all that being said, I decided to giveaway a $50 Nordstrom gift card […]

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Last Minute Local Gifts

Last Minute Local Gifts

The Honey Hutch | 30A Olive Oil Co. One of the best ways to gift is to give something you personally love! Sharing an item unique to your hometown is a very special option when gifting family and friends near or far. With Christmas Day just ONE week away, I wanted to share two local gift ideas for those last minute shoppers (since shipping is no longer guaranteed in most cases). Consider giving local this holiday season with The Honey Hutch or 30A Olive Oil! Here are three ideas for gifting something sweet or spicy next week: Pair with a Recipe- We use this honey and olive oil in our home weekly! I use the honey mostly for baking and Mack uses this chipotle olive oil in his eggs every single morning. Pick your favorite recipe, write it on a pretty card and voila- a thoughtful and delicious gift. Tie it in a Bow- The packaging of both these items is pretty enough to simply gift alone. The Honey Hutch packaging is actually what initially drew me to pick it up off the shelf. As shown above, simply add a festive bow and it’s a wrap. Build a Basket- If you can’t decide […]

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Fashion Flash Sale at The Henderson | When Blogging Gives Back

Fashion Flash Sale

Backdrop by Proffitt PR | Balloons: Mingle 30A | Location: The Henderson I hope everyone had a great weekend! On Saturday, I had the opportunity to be a part of a Fashion Flash Sale that benefited the future home of level II NICU at Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast. It was held at The Henderson, a luxury resort nestled in Destin, which served as the perfect quaint yet chic setting for the event which drew fashion lovers from Florida’s panhandle. Myself, Jessica Fay of Lipstick Heels & a Baby, Jennifer Rand of Belle de Couture and Jessica Proffitt of Proffitt PR all came together and cleaned our closets for a cause. It was so much fun to meet, shop and cheers {with lavender champagne nonetheless} with all who attended to raise money for families in need in our community. I often talk about how this blog started as a place for me to share the particular details of planning our wedding, which transformed into highlighting the little things that make me happy (in hopes that those things might bring you joy as well). But this weekend brought a new light to my blog which showed me that this blog has the opportunity to give […]

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Multitasking with Smile Brilliant | Professional Teeth Whitening At Home

Multitasking with Smile Brilliant

Smile Brilliant Whitening System As I enter my late-twenties I am suddenly wondering WHEN life got so busy. A behind the scenes look into my day includes waking up around 5:30 am, heading to yoga at 6:00 am, then I am showered and at work by 9:15 am. After I spend my day there, I get home about 5:30 pm at which point I walk the dogs, eat dinner and sit down to work on my blog until bed time. I am sure your daily routine resembles this! After working in date nights with my hubby, drinks with my besties and networking events… I feel like I exhaust every minute of every day. In the midst of all that, I have to figure out time to complete routine maintenance on my eyebrows, hair, nails and of course, my teeth. Luckily, whitening my teeth is one aspect that I am able to complete while remaining productive. This busy girl loves that! I have to say that when I started my blog, I had no idea how much work it would be. It’s a 24/7 venture and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Currently, I am learning how to balance this passion of mine in […]

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How To Avoid Burnout

How To Avoid Burnout

White Sweater (similar) | Black Jeans | Bumble & Bustle Mug We are on the cusp of 2017 wrapping up- can you believe it? I certainly can’t! And although I am so happy that the holiday season is here, with the happiest time also comes the busiest time of the year. From tying up loose ends in business, blogging, budgeting and more, my already long to do list seems endless. I think we can all agree we’d love to keep the momentum of 2017 rolling right on into 2018. But if I am honest with myself, I am also so tired. Does anyone else feel this way? Last year, I found myself unprepared as the New Year made its arrival and this year, I’ve devised a plan to remove stress and revel in holiday shopping, traveling to see family and celebrating with my loved ones (because that’s truly what it’s all about!). Recharging during busy times is always a challenge for me but essential as life is busy! This year, I am being mindful of the potential of burnout and taking proactive measures to ensure I am ready for 2018. Here’s how I plan to tackle it all: Stay focused: Mack […]

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