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How to Mix Summer and Fall Pieces

How to Mix Summer and Fall Pieces

Eyelet Top | Skinny Jeans (similar) | Grey Mules | Leopard Print Clutch (almost identical) | Sunglasses I never realize how busy our neighborhood is during the summer until school is back in session. The parking is empty, the pool is quiet and the sidewalks are clear of bikers, runners and families. Summer is officially over here on the Emerald Coast- but the weather won’t reflect it for several more weeks! I am often caught between the anticipation of fall (Mack and I are so excited for football season) while we still have the luxury of enjoying the beach! So, where does that leave my wardrobe- other than confused? Let’s chat about three ways to mix summer and fall pieces as we patiently wait on cooler weather here on the coast. How To Mix Summer and Fall Pieces Utilize Summer Staples How cute is this eyelet top? It’s under $40 and so fun! It features a slight cropped length, cold shoulder detail and ruffled statement sleeves. This top is definitely a statement on its own but is balanced by the cotton material and eyelet cutouts. Eyelet is a summer staple but mixes well with a simple pair of skinnies and a […]

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What to Buy for Your Dog’s Birthday

What to Buy for Your Dog's Birthday

Dog Mom T-Shirt | AG Jean Shorts | Adidas Tennis Shoes | Sunglasses (similar) Let me just start this post by saying you would have laughed so hard at the looks that Mack and I got during this photoshoot with Rebel and Tiger. Luckily, we have no shame in our #dogparent game and Mack was a good sport even as I tried to pose the doggies. 😂 To every photo you see above, I have about 20 others on my camera that are hilarious. The boys just didn’t understand why our walk came to a stop. But August is a BIG month in our house because Rebel and Tiger have birthdays exactly one week apart. We celebrated Rebel’s 5th trip around the sun on Sunday, and Tiger’s 3rd is coming up this Sunday. With that in mind, and because I am THAT dog mom, I had to share what we gifted them. Since everyday is their birthday (as Mack says) we keep it simple. The only toys that we buy them are GoDog toys. We probably have close to the entire collection at this point. Rebel is so sweet with his toys whereas Tiger… rips them to pieces as quickly as he can. […]

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My Experience Adding Beauty Collagen to my Coffee with Tonic Products

My Experience Adding Collagen to my Coffee with Tonic Products

Beauty Tonic by Tonic Products My morning routine revolves around coffee! My day doesn’t start until I pour myself a hot cup and open my Bible study. I get such a warm feeling starting my day this way! Around the beginning of the year, I decided to look for a collagen product to add to my morning coffee. Several options on the market are very expensive so I keep looking and stumbled upon Tonic Products. I’ve used their Beauty Tonic ever since and I am obsessed- it’s tasteless, odorless and colorless. But it packs a lot of nutrients for my hair, skin, nails and more. If you’re looking for a way to up your collagen intake keep reading and simply mix it in with your coffee! Here are three benefits I’ve seen by adding beauty collagen to my coffee. Benefits of Adding Beauty Tonic to My Morning Coffee Replace Coffee Creamer I’ve read a lot about Whole 30 and although I haven’t made the plunge to fully try the program, I know that it encourages black coffee. I used to add a splash of hazelnut coffee creamer to my morning brew daily. But I always knew that infusing my coffee with […]

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Maintaining my Gum Health with Smile Brilliant CariPRO Electric Toothbrush

Smile Brilliant CariPro Toothbrush Review

CariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush In my opinion the easiest “beauty hack” is to invest in your smile. Eyelash extensions cost a fortune, dermatology procedures to brighten your skin involve lasers, and no matter where you fall on the spectrum of for or against Botox, it doesn’t last forever. However, our smiles are eternal! They are unique to each of us and when cared for, provide a lifetime of displaying our best emotion- happiness. You can imagine my surprise when I was informed at a recent routine dental cleaning, that my bottom gums had receded too far. In fact, I was at risk of gum disease and other factors if not addressed. Naturally, I FREAKED OUT. My healthy smile is so important to me. So, we won’t even get into how I was never made aware of this diagnosis until that moment. But there it was, plain as day, when I pulled my bottom lip down… the bottom gums covering my front-four teeth, was essentially gone. After a second opinion and tons of research (apparently this is fairly common if you have braces while you’re young as they bring your teeth forward, stretching that already thin layer of gum tissue), the […]

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Three Everyday Frills with Frill Seekers Gifts

Three Everyday Frills with Frill Seekers Gifts

 Frill Seekers Gifts There are certain everyday items that elevate how we feel! Isn’t that statement so true? We definitely don’t need things to feel happy, but every once and awhile you find that something special that just brings a hint of joy to your day. I find the most joy in two variations of things I buy which includes; (1) gifts for others and (2) items for our home. For you, it may be the perfect pair of shoes or even the best shade of lipstick. But we all have that thing. With that in mind, and after getting that “frilly” feeling three different times after shopping with Frill Seekers Gifts, I knew I had to share about this locally owned boutique situated in the heart of Destin. Don’t worry, you will get a full sit-down with the mother-daughter duo, Heidi and Peyton LoCicero, behind this boutique soon. In the meantime, I want to share three everyday frills that I’ve personally found at Frill Seekers Gifts with you. Three Everyday Frills with Frill Seekers Gifts Champagne Robe I’ve attended a few bachelorette parties and they all have one thing in common: a lingerie party. I feel like lingerie is a […]

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48 Hours in San Diego

48 Hours in San Diego

As most of you already know, Mack and I went to San Diego to celebrate our best friend’s wedding! Since we were traveling literally across the country, we went two days early to take a mini-vacay. Let me tell you, it was worth it! We had the best time exploring the city together, the weather was perfect and we indulged in allll the food and drink options. Clearly, I was fond of that aspect as this cookie ice cream sandwich was the photo I selected to represent this entire post. 😂 We really had no idea what to do or see but a quick Google search resolved that. We looked at this New York Times article and hit the road! We didn’t follow it to a T however, so I wanted to create a mini-guide for you because I believe we did it RIGHT. 48 Hours in San Diego | Day One Rose Garden at Balboa Park Our first stop was to Balboa Park! It’s an extensive park that houses museums, the zoo and more. Although we didn’t have time to enjoy any of the exhibits or take advantage of the zoo, we did walk around and it’s beautiful. We […]

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Let’s Get Creative: Alli Crowson Designs

Let's Get Creative: Alli Crowson Designs

Alli Crowson Designs Welcome to my new series, Let’s Get Creative. Similar to my Let’s Get Locals, only these posts will highlight creatives that I know and admire both in my community and afar. With that, I bring you Alli Crowson Designs based in Austin, TX! I  have such an affinity for the creative arts although I possess no artistic talent myself- seriously, none. When I saw a sneak peek of Alli’s watercolor collection via Instagram, I knew I had to have a piece (or all of them). Her hand-painted watercolors feature depictions of happiness for 20-somethings and beyond. The vibrant colors, relatable depictions of everyday items that bring us joy and her passion for making walls happy are key elements surrounding the ACD brand which launched in June! As fellow firm believers in highlighting the “happy” in the everyday, I virtually sat down with Alli to get to know more about her company. Did I mention she’s still a student at the University of Texas? I mean, goals. Here’s what she had to say: 1. What inspired you to start Alli Crowson Designs? I have always loved to paint, ALWAYS. Anyone close to me would tell you that I often […]

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Three Ideas for Girls’ Night In with Simple Life Winery

Three Ideas for Girls' Night In with Simple Life Winery

Simple Life Winery Rosé If you had asked me in college what my favorite thing to do when I was in my late-twenties would be, my answer would have probably been wrong. If you watched my Insta-story yesterday then you know that I am happiest when I am home. Now don’t get me wrong, I am all about a fun girls’ night out! But with the surge of visitors to our area this time of year, getting into a restaurant is like elbowing your way into the Royal Wedding (okay, probably not that bad but you get the point). So for that reason, I am sharing three ways to enjoy girls’ night IN with Simple Life Winery. Every good girls’ night starts and ends with rosé, so let’s break it down. Three Ideas for Girls’ Night In Host a Barbecue The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Can you believe it? How is 2018 already half way over? I don’t understand. Regardless, there’s something nostalgic about having a good old fashioned barbecue. Luckily, as long as you have an outdoor space and a grill, you’re set. And you definitely don’t need a fancy grill. Mack and I have […]

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Let’s Get Local: JumpinGoat Coffee

Let's Get Local: JumpinGoat

JumpinGoat Coffee There are few universal languages in this world but coffee is definitely one of them. Whether meeting up with friends to chit-chat or coworkers to business plan, coffee is always present. For me, there’s something about waking up and anticipating that first sip of hot coffee. I am sure some, if not all of you, can relate to that calming sip that provides the caffeine kick necessary to start each day. Now, image that sense of starting your day “brimming” with possibilities and add a harbor view and a quaint locally-owned trailer serving up fresh brews. That is exactly what you’ll find when you stumble upon JumpinGoat Coffee situated directly on Destin’s Harbor. Co-owners and caffeine connoisseurs, Mackenzie Destin, Grant Destin and Hayden Shaw envisioned this caffeine-toting trailer as a place for people to find common ground in our community. Personally, I know they’ve accomplished just that. And the best part? They’re just getting started. Serving up fresh coffee, smoothies, baked goods and even ice-cream sandwiches (yup, you read that right!) they’re thankful for the business they’ve rooted in the Destin community. I sat down with them to get a behind-the-scenes look at their fresh concept for life’s simple […]

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Three Ways to Sip into Summer with Simple Life Winery Rosé

Three Ways to Sip into Summer with Simple Life Winery Rosé

Gingham Dress | Watermelon Towel | Picnic Basket | Simple Life Winery Rosé As Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer, I think we can all agree we’re so happy it’s here. For Mack and I, summer is always associated with the beach. But I know that for some of you, the beach means vacation. So let’s chat about three ways to sip into the summer (and feel like you’re on vacation) no matter where you are geographically. The quickest way to be transported into the summer season is to make that pivotal transition from pinot noir to rosé! There’s just something about a chilled glass of rosé enjoyed outdoors that emulates bliss unlike any other. Am I right, or am I right? Hit play on the Summer Acoustics playlist on Spotify and let’s chat about three ways to sip into summer with Simple Life Winery Rosé. Sip #1: At-Home Happy Hour Although I am not the best cook, I am a skilled at-home bartender. I think some of you can relate! Luckily, it doesn’t take much talent to open a bottle of wine. In the summer time, we always opt to sip some wine on the patio before dinner […]

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