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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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Let’s Get Local: Jamie Kamber

Homemade Cronuts Cold Brew Salted Caramel Affogato 5-Layer Ice Cream Cake Do you fan-girl over people on Instagram from time to time (or in my case, all the time)? Well I do just that over Jamie Kamber of JamieKamber.com, a destination for affordable fashion, baking and travel inspiration. Luckily for me, I met her at a local blogger dinner a few months ago and I am here to report that she’s the person you WANT to fan-girl over. She’s extremely genuine and passionate about the content she curates and shares with her over 7,000 Instagram followers turned community of readers! As a fellow local blogger, I wanted to share her blog with each of you because we are both obsessed with the color blush, have an undeniable sweet tooth and can’t get enough of our fur babies! Also, she’s the founder of her own social media company, Taste Social Media, focused on elevating the social media presence of Emerald Coast restaurants. Talk about someone who just thrives, that’s Jamie. I’ve learned so much from her already and know you all will too! Receive insider tips on taking blog-worthy (and company-starting) imagery, her insights on how to tackle brand collaborations and […]

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Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Peanut Butter Protein Bites I’ve been doing this thing recently where I have something at a restaurant that I love and then I scour Pinterest to find a copy-cat recipe! Baked Feta from Zoe’s… Pinterest. Peanut Butter Protein Bites from Freshii… Pinterest. “Be Awesome” smoothie from Formula Fresh… Pinterest. Although I don’t find that these copy-cats taste the exact same, they’re still delicious. For me I think food always tastes better when I don’t make it. Have I told you all I am not the best cook haha? Luckily, these no-bake peanut butter protein bites are super easy featuring only five ingredients. I find myself making these once, sometimes twice a week. I eat them when I get that mid-afternoon hunger strike but Mack eats them for “dessert” after his dinner (he also loves this Cookie Bar). I opt for Blue Bell for dessert but to each her/his own! 😂 Regardless, whether you need a hearty snack (I always eat two) or a sweet treat these are for you. Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients 2/3 cup Peanut Butter 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats 1/2 cup Ground Flaxseed 2 Tbsp Honey Shredded Coconut to taste Instructions Combine […]

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Workout Wardrobe for Warm Weather

Workout Wardrobe for Warm Weather

Rose Gold Nike Tennis Shoes (similar option/s) Daylight savings time may have left us all a little sleepy (I couldn’t get up on Sunday!) but it promises that long beach days are not far from reach! With summer on the horizon, I recently did a little scan of my workout drawer and realized I only have black workout clothes. But with warmer temperatures approaching and because athleisure items are a staple in my day to day, I am looking forward to a fresh update to my workout wardrobe- incorporating more blush tones and blooms. Here are some pieces that I have in the “running” but am waiting to purchase until our budget resets next month (#reallife): With the shift to warm weather, I like to focus on outdoor activities to get my exercise on. Luckily, Mack and I both love to get moving outdoors every weekend. If you’re looking for ways to get some exercise but not feel like you’re working out, give these activities a try (especially if you live by the water or even if only visiting): Beach walk- If the weather is right, Mack and I try to go for a beach walk almost every weekend. We will […]

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Dainty Must-Haves with Katie Dean Jewelry

Dainty Must Haves with Katie Dean Jewelry

Starburst Ring | Hammered Gold Ring | Initial Necklace Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. I am glad it’s the weekend and Mack and I have a busy one ahead. We’re excited to embrace a few days off, spend time with friends and even wrap up our taxes. Whatever you have planned, I know it’ll be great because it’s the #freakinweekend. Anyways, I wanted to touch on something I don’t usually mention here and that’s jewelry. I never talk about it because I honestly wear my wedding rings and a pair of diamond earrings that were a gift from Mack every. single. day. I TRY so hard to love a good statement necklace, stacked bracelets and even cute statement earrings. I buy them, never wear them, forgot about them, then Poshmark them. I find that I wear only what matters to me and leave the rest behind. This past Valentine’s Day I was on vacation with my Mom and away from Mack. That’s the day I stumbled upon Katie Dean Jewelry and the minute I saw that dainty “M” initial- I had to have it. While looking at the remainder of Katie’s collection, I decided to […]

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