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Favorite Products for Rebel & Tiger

A Girl's Best Friend: Rebel & Tiger

Rebel (morkie, 4 years old) & Tiger (yorkie, 2 years old) goDog Toys | Kong Toys | No-Hide Sticks | Dog Food Storage | Travel Carrier As I type this post Rebel is asleep on the couch and snoring… I wish you all could hear it. Sweetest thing ever! I mentioned in this post that I may do a post about my sweet boys so here it is! Both of their birthdays are in August, exactly one week apart so I figured I would highlight them since they deserved to be spoiled all month long. Mack would tell you that every month is their birthday month however haha. Let me start this post by saying that to me, a house is not a home without a dog, or in our case dogs! They bring me so much joy from the minute I wake up until we snuggle into bed at night. I know that people with pets understand this feeling so I won’t bore you with that for too long! In honor of their birthday month I’d like to share our favorite products for Rebel and Tiger (most often referred to as, “the boys”): Play- We give them goDog toys as they last the longest. They […]

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Five Greeting Cards to Always Have on Hand

Five Greeting Cards to Always Have

Stationary from Mingle 30A (if you don’t live locally, similar options here and here) | Acrylic Stationary Box The Griffin household is always fully stocked with wine, shipping materials (boxes, packing tape, stamps etc.) and greeting cards. One might think, what about necessities like toilet paper or extra groceries? Not in this house haha. In fact, we almost ran out of TP when we had guests in our home and that was embarrassing. But if anyone needs a glass of wine or to send some form of snail mail, I’ve got you covered. There’s something about quality stationary that I really just love! When selecting greeting cards, I can spend a solid 30 minutes standing in front of the display deciding on which to purchase. Snail mail, although very simple, makes me so happy! I am always excited when I get a handwritten card in our mailbox and I like to share that feeling as often as I can with others. With that in mind, I believe you should always have five greeting cards on hand which include: celebration card, happy birthday card, housewarming card, sympathy card and a blank card (to be used as thank you or miscellaneous event). Life throws us so many curveballs and trust me, there’s […]

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Girls’ Guide to Budgeting

Girls Guide to Budgeting

Happy Monday! I am fully fueled by coffee today but we’ll make it. Today’s topic although not the most riveting post I’ve ever written is absolutely necessary to lead a financially responsible life that is not riddled with stress and anxiety. Do you have your espresso/coffee/tea ready? Good, let’s get to it! Let me start by saying I am NOT the poster child of financial matters by any means. In fact, I found myself like most recent college graduates with thousands of dollars in student debt, a barley there salary and a credit card. In my mind I got the credit card for “travel” but instead it turned into my card of FUN that very quickly stopped being fun. It took ONE time of not being able to pay my credit card off in full that I took a step back, signed up for a budgeting class through my church and I’ve never looked back. Has this been an easy process? Certainly not. But do I see the value in literally counting every dollar that comes in and out? YES. It was after watching this Ted Talk that I realized perhaps my process of tracking our spending could help one of you, […]

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Let’s Get Local: Snapdragon Fashion

Snapdragon Fashion

Love Letter (Caramel & Black) | Moondance (Silver, Gold & Rose) | Kelly’s Dress: Nicole Paloma Let me start this post by saying that Kelly Hall, creator of Snapdragon Fashion, is one of the most gracious people I’ve ever met. As I stumbled through a few camera issues during our shoot she was so patient and didn’t even bat an eye when we had to reschedule. Her reaction and response to the situation (as I died inside of embarrassment) was, “everything happens for a reason.” She was so right because THIS location was breathtaking and we made it through the second session with something to show for it. The kindness she displayed to me is not only how she lives her life but it is the breath of life throughout her brand. Focused on leaving the world better than she found it, her hand-crafted, socially conscious handbags give women the opportunity to be proud of the bag they carry. The commitment of Snapdragon is to create each bag without compromise to workers, animals and the communities it serves. The Moondance clutch (as seen, here and here) is one of the most unique items I have in my closet. This hassle-free clutch solves the problem of what to do with your […]

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What To Do in Newport, RI

What To Do in Newport, RI

I promise after this post I will stop talking about my cousin’s wedding and Newport, RI! But since we were there, I wanted to let you all in on some fun things to do and see while visiting. Although we were so busy with wedding festivities, we managed to sneak in some sightseeing on our weekend visit. Here’s what we did while visiting Newport, RI and you should too: Stay at a Bed & Breakfast: Until we visited Newport, we never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast before but will surely do it again. My entire family rented the Blue Jewel Guest House for the weekend (which is an Inn that’s a part of Three Sister Inns all located close to one another). My favorite parts of the Inn included the fact that it was so homey, boasted an adorable porch to enjoy coffee on and fresh baked goods that surprised us each evening. To top it off, they even left a guest book by the front door for guests to sign and it was really interesting to read former guest comments and see how far people traveled! Visit The Breakers/Do the Cliff Walk: There are some of the most beautiful mansions I’ve ever seen […]

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Work Emergency Kit

Work Emergency Kit

Cosmetic Pouch (similar), smaller version here Hello everyone! I am back and still feeling the Monday blues after this weekend (and I fully realize it’s Wednesday). Our weekend in Newport, Rhode Island was so much fun! There’s just something about all of your family and friends being in the same room that feels SO good! My cousin’s wedding was amazing and beautiful and she was radiant all weekend! With that being said, I am still so sad that the weekend had to come to an end. Needless to say, getting back on track this week after a sleep-deprived but worth every second weekend, has been a challenge! For those of you just tuning into my blog, I don’t do it full time. When not blogging, going to yoga or walking my dogs, I work full time for a locally owned public relations firm. I learn something everyday and enjoy working with a highly motivated team that seriously know how to get stuff done. But one thing I caught onto quickly is that we’re always moving. To and from meetings, luncheons, events… you name it, we have a number of engagements weekly. It didn’t take long for me to start stocking my desk with […]

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What To Do in NYC

What To Do in NYC

  If you follow me on Instagram then you know I was in New York City last weekend for my cousin’s bridal shower! It was a quick weekend trip but my Mom and I made the most of our short visit. From Times Square to Chelsea and the Upper East Side, we covered some SERIOUS ground. My Mom has a Fitbit and one day we walked over 22,000 steps. I mean…. we were hauling haha. Some highlights of our trip included: Sipping Frosé + Broadway Show: We picked War Paint, the story of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, the first dealing CEO’s of the makeup industry. We really enjoyed it! Walking the Highline: You HAVE to do this! It’s a fun way to see the city from an elevated walkway that boasts greenery in every direction. I always love to see nature in the concrete jungle. Wondering through Chelsea: If we ever move to NYC, I think this is where I’d like to be haha. It’s adorable. Bridal Shower: We loved spending the afternoon with family to cheers to our bride-to-be! Her wedding is just two weeks away now and we can’t wait! If you’ve followed along on here for […]

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How to Effectively Use Social Media

How to Effectively Use Social Media

Travel Mug | Sunglasses (& love these!) | Clutch | iPad Case (similar) | iPhone Case I believe that although most people understand how to use social media from a functionality stand point, some are seriously missing the mark on how to use it effectively. Just the other day I heard a story about recent high school graduates that got their college admission taken away because of, you guessed it, inappropriate social media posts. Rather than tell this generation (or is it my generation haha I don’t even know) and beyond what not to do on their social media accounts, I think we could shift the focus and strive to use these powerful tools in an effective manner. Literally, at the touch of a button someone gets a glimpse into your personal life. What do you want them to see? With that in mind, here’s how I think we can more effectively use social media: Use It as a Resume: We all know that employers, colleagues and family members check our profiles. With this in mind, be always aware that everyone has the potential to see what you post. If you wouldn’t want your Grandmother to see it, don’t post it! Simple as […]

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What To Do in Denver

Pink Denver Tank

Denver Tank (similar) | Jeans | Heels (on sale!) | Sunglasses | Gigi Crossbody No matter what, your hometown is your hometown! I grew up in a suburb of Denver, attended an all-girls high school and to date, have spent the majority of my life in Colorado. It’s beautiful for sure, but living in the South has opened my eyes to different places in our country. If I am being honest, I now feel more “at home” on Florida’s Emerald Coast but will never forget the place that built me. A few weeks ago I took a weekend trip to Colorado and made time to stop by some of my favorite places! Because when you fly across the country, you make time to hit every place you’ve been missing. As my Mom and I zipped around town hitting all of our fun spots, I knew I had to share my side of Denver with each of you. Let’s skip the obvious outdoorsy things to do in Colorado like “go skiing” and get to the good stuff like best place to enjoy a cocktail with a view and where to shop… you know, the important stuff! Here’s how I do my hometown: Favorite Boutiques to […]

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Birthday Wish List

Birthday Wish List

Mini Dress | Cross Necklace | Clutch | Coffee Table Book | Shift Dress | Tennis Shoes | Sunglasses | Jean Shorts | Wedges I debated what to write for this post because not only is my birthday on Wednesday, we are celebrating our two-year wedding anniversary tomorrow! That fact deems this week as like, the best of the year for me haha! I joked with Mack throughout planning our wedding that this week would give him the opportunity to plan a getaway each year since there’s so much to celebrate. But in all honesty (and #reallife), we paid off my college loans last week which is better than any trip. Although, maybe next year we will be able to take a fun trip since that debt is gone. Praise hands so high right now! Although I did link to some items that I’d love to have for our wedding anniversary/my birthday, I want to let you all in on some things I’ve learned this year as well. It’s been the quickest one yet and I hate that so much. BUT I enjoy the reflection on another year lived and like to think that I am a little bit wiser (just […]

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