Warm Weather Refresh at Home

Warm Weather Refresh at Home

The idea of spring cleaning is great. The actual implementation of spring cleaning is another story! Over the past several weeks, I’ve chipped away at little to do’s on my list and it feels so good. More than just general cleaning, I took a deep dive into every nook and cranny of our home to really refresh the space for warm weather. Mack told me it was like I was getting ready to sell the house. NOT the case (actually I don’t think we’ll ever sell this place)! But I like the idea of having our house in its best possible shape, always. Here’s how I refreshed our space: Patio Refresh: I watch enough HGTV to understand curb appeal. Well, ours was seriously lacking! We have an entryway that’s gated (sounds way more glam than it actually is, trust me) and something about it has always been off to me. We had one random bush, pine straw everywhere and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure what kind of critters also called our entryway home. Oh, and we use it to park our cruiser bikes. If you’re getting a visual, it’s probably pretty accurate haha. After three hours to raking, relaying a […]

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Wedge Weather

Wedge Weather

Wedges (under $40!) Murphy’s Law always comes into play when you want everything to go just right. Do you all agree? We had our friends in from Virginia Beach this past weekend and although they have a beach, they were ready to indulge in the white sand and sunshine of the Emerald Coast. Well, the weather was not the best but they assured me they still had a great time on their visit. Regardless, wedge weather and beach season are about to be undeniable (and I told them they can come back anytime for a sunny beach weekend haha). Wedges are my favorite mode of transportation in the summer time. I love that they elevate (both literally and figuratively) any warm weather outfit! I picked up this pair (color shown above is taupe) last season and they get A LOT of love. Because I realized I wear this pair so often, I am on the hunt for a few options to rotate in! Here’s what I’ve found so far: I am going to pretend like the following break down is for you all, but really I just need some justification to assist me in my decision on which option/s I need […]

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Mustard Lace Overlay Romper

Mustard Lace Overlay Romper

Mustard Lace Overlay Romper | Wallet | Blush Heels | Sunglasses Let me start this post by saying although it looks so pretty and glamorous… not photographed were the numerous groups of college students on spring break hauling their Yeti coolers to the house party just on the other side of this bridge 😂. This situation was just funny because I am so sure they were VERY confused as to why Mack was taking my photos on a random bridge. My very selfless #instagramhusband just waited patiently as they passed and you all know I was so uncomfortable. Anyways, I hope that story made you smile even just a little! So, onto this mustard lace overlay romper. This little number is currently hanging in my closet and it’s like I am looking for any excuse to wear it. I didn’t know it until we shot this dress in a similar shade, but I think mustard is my color. You guys, I really love it. If you have dark brown hair, I suspect it’s your color too. If you’re not a fan of mustard (because I just checked and this shade is sold out- such is life haha), it also comes in […]

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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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Striped High-Low Dress

Striped High Low Dress

Striped High Low Dress | Leopard Clutch | Wedges | Sunglasses Where did this week go? I am definitely not complaining because #Friday but it was so busy for me. If you felt the same way, rest assured because the weekend is here and we can unplug! I have a few trips on the horizon that I am very excited about! Most notably, I am heading to Austin in May for one of my best friend’s bachelorette party and then to San Diego in July for her wedding. The best part about weddings- aside from seeing your bestie marry her beau- is the fact that it’s the best way to get old friends together. I have been missing my college clique and can’t wait to see everyone again, more than once, over the next several months. With fun trips on my mind, I couldn’t resist this gathered high-low striped dress (stripes are huge for spring)! It’s ideal for springtime on the coast but also great for brunch on a girls trip! Furthermore, I love to mix stripes with prints often. As referenced in this post, this leopard clutch is one I really can’t live without. No matter what season or […]

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Embroidered Denim Shorts

Embroidered Denim Shorts

White T-shirt (similar– you probably already have one in your closet!) | Embroidered Denim Shorts | Wedges | Bucket Bag (sold out in blush, black here) | Sunglasses Hello and happy official start to spring (a few days late)! We’ve got long days, spring breakers and pollen in the air all checked off the, “is it spring yet?” list! Although we’ve been living in spring for last few weeks here in the Florida panhandle, I am glad the rest of the country will be joining us in the sunshine here soon. One of my favorite things about spring is the fact that everything BLOOMS. In walking the dogs the other day, I truly noticed that out of nowhere our neighborhood has fully bloomed. It looks amazing with every bush, tree and flower sprouted from the ground with such pretty color! I am obsessed and quite frankly inspired walking out our front door- for that, I am so thankful. As if I needed another excuse to walk the dogs (sometimes I will take them three times a day 😂)- the fresh flowers everywhere have me working extra walks in whenever I can! Rebel and Tiger aren’t complaining. To honor my obsession […]

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Mauve Front-Tie Dress

Mauve Front-Tie Dress

Mauve Front-Tie Dress | Denim Jacket (almost identical) | Wedges | Wallet | Sunglasses Please excuse the inconsistent lighting in the above photos- sometimes there just happens to be a torrential downpour mid-blog shoot (you can see the rain drops if you look really closely). Thankfully, we were shooting on a covered bridge which literally weatherproofed this shoot. Some days I find myself drenched because I left the house without an umbrella and other days my blog shoot is spared because of Mack’s great location scouting skills. 😂 Such is life. Any who, this dress was made for Saturday. Saturdays at our house are very relaxed. We try to be at least a little bit productive (we’ll usually go to workout class in the am) but then the rest of the day is spent on our cruiser bikes, walking the dogs and trying new local restaurants. This dress can take me from day to night- from a casual day of errands to a rooftop bar dinner- just like that! Mack even ventured to say that this is currently his favorite dress that I own! This mauve dress is so soft yet flattering with the front-tie detail. I actually sized up (wearing […]

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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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Let’s Get Local: Margaret Ellen Bridal

Let's Get Local: Margaret Ellen Bridal

Headshot Photo Credit: SoWal Margaret Ellen Bridal In my opinion, shopping for your wedding dress is one of the most meaningful experiences one can have. As every girl dreams about their wedding dress, the emotions run deep as the selection process begins. It’s a delicate process that requires guidance, expertise and just a little push out of one’s comfort zone.  Luckily for blushing brides-to-be there’s Margaret Ellen Bridal where owner, Maggie Matthews, curated a sentimental space to share in and envelope the experience of finding THE dress for each bride with the utmost care and consideration. This appointment only, truly tailored occurrence is highly sought after among brides. Margaret Ellen Bridal encapsulates what finding your dress should feel like- a divine encounter. Walking into Margaret Ellen Bridal feels like a dream brought to life as flowing white fabrics in an array of textures and combinations line the racks each with an elegance all its own. I was so excited to have the opportunity to sit down with Maggie (and be in awe over the dresses she carries) a few weeks ago and I am so glad I did. Here’s what she had to say about bringing her childhood dream to fruition in […]

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