Gifting for GALentine's Day

Gifting for GALentine's Day

Happy Friday! As promised, I'm sharing one more Valentine's Day themed gift guide this week... and this one is all about the girls! Whether you're actually celebrating with your gals next Wednesday night or you just want to get something fun for your mom, sister, daughter or best girlfriend, there are some adorable (and affordable) options for you today...

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Valentine's Gift Ideas: His and Hers

Valentine's Gift Ideas: His and Hers

Hi! It's been a few days since you've heard from me, but I'm finally starting to feel better (I was sick in case you missed that) and am pumped to share some V-Day gift ideas with yall today. We usually keep it pretty low key for Valentine's Day: chocolate, flowers, dinner and yes, we exchange gifts of some sort. This year we've already decided on what we're giving each other as kind of a joint gift. I'll tell yall more about it another time, but just know we're very excited and it's perfect for us...

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January Recap

January Recap

Happy Friday! And Happy February! Is anyone else so relieved the weekend is finally here?! This was a short week for us considering we just got back from vacation, but it's been a crazy few days and I'm already ready for a break haha. 

Today I want to share some of my favorite things with yall, because it is Friday after all, while also just recapping the month of January. It was a super busy and exciting month with lots of great outfits, posts, travel and fun...

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The Perfect Business Casual Dress

The Perfect Business Casual Dress

Hi everyone! Well, we're back from vacation and feeling a little exhausted and definitely bummed that it's over, but we had an amazing trip that I'll be sharing more about in an upcoming post. In the meantime, did you see Monday's post with Thriving Home? Can you even believe that this adorable and cozy poncho I shared on Insta came from Amazon of all places...

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LIKEtoKNOW.it App Explained

LIKEtoKNOW.it App Explained

Hi friends! Happy hump day! Today I wanted to take a little time to talk to yall about LIKEtoKNOW.itโ€ฆ If you follow me on Instagram, youโ€™ve likely noticed that many of my posts will let you know that you can shop my look with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app by taking a screenshot of the pic. This is SO convenient and applies across all different platforms: Instagram, Instagram stories, Facebook, Pinterest and Snapchat. 

I realize not everyone is familiar with the app or site, so I want to help explain a little further what it is and how you can use it to make shopping the looks of your favorite influencers way easier...

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Let's Talk Self Love

Let's Talk Self Love

Okay, time to get real. Do you ever feel like you're not [blank] enough? Fill that in with: pretty, skinny, funny, smart, successful, fit, organized, thoughtful.... You name it, we all have insecurities, right? I'll be honest with y'all, I've had self esteem issues for most of my life. As a girl who has never been a size 2 in a world where that's "normal", it's hard to look the other way sometimes...

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Neutral Winter Accessories

Neutral Winter Accessories

I love a good accessory, if you haven't noticed, and while I'm a girl who also loves a pop of color, there is something so dreamy and perfect about neutrals in winter. Neutral colors go with almost everything plus they're just plain classic and timeless. A good neutral colored item can be kept in your wardrobe for years to come, which is a win in my book! And for the record, I consider everything from white, tan, cream, beige, grey and blush to be neutrals... you get to make your own rules here, but that's where my mind goes with I think of "neutral colors".

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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

You've made it to Friday! I know a lot of people went back to work this week and kiddos went back to school, so a week like this always feels a little hectic. Yay for the weekend! In thinking through some fun new ideas for the blog this year, one thing I want to try is a "Friday Favorites" post, which I've sort of done before, but want to make more consistent in my content line up. No theme or any particularities for these posts, just a chance to share some favorite things I'm loving with yall. We'll see how it goes?!

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Natural Haircare with Maple Holistics

Natural Haircare with Maple Holistics

Hey guys! I'm super excited to share today's post with yall. I've been using this Tea Tree Oil Shampoo from Maple Holistics the last several weeks and am in love with it for so many reasons. I've talked a few times about how I really like natural products and making clean/healthy substitutions where I can, so when Maple Holistics reached out to me about trying this natural shampoo, I was immediately intrigued.

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My 2018 New Year's Resolutions

My 2018 New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year, all! It's January first, which for many people, symbolizes a fresh start. I know it does for me this year. In thinking through last year and all that I want to accomplish this year, I thought I'd share some of my New Year's resolutions with yall. 

I used to think New Year's resolutions were kind of tacky and silly, but ever since I started to look at them more as goals for myself, my mindset changed. I think creating attainable and measurable goals is a really great way to keep your self on track throughout the year. The last two years I've create mine within six larger categories: health, relationships, finance, career, education and spiritual. 

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Top Instagram Posts from 2017 + NYE Weekend Sales Roundup

Top Instagram Posts from 2017 + NYE Weekend Sales Roundup

I've seen a few similar posts to this and thought it would be fun to look back on the highs of 2017 and take the opportunity to talk a little about Instagram with yall. This is a bit lengthy, but very interesting, so stick with me! As an incentive, I'm also sharing some great NYE weekend sales at the end of the post. ;)

First off, you've probably heard a lot of complaining about the new Instagram algorithm this year and how it's kind of been a pain for anyone who's trying to get their posts seen on the platform. I know for me personally, I'm super frustrated when I sign on and at the top of my feed are pics that are days oldWhat the heck!? I feel like I'm missing SO many posts from my friends, family and favorite influencers because of this.

Good news: there are a couple of things you can do to try and help the algorithm and start seeing the posts you like...

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Favorite Things: 2017 Edition

Favorite Things: 2017 Edition

Can you believe 2017 is almost over? I don't know about yall, but I am so ready for a new year and fresh start. While I'm looking ahead to 2018 with much anticipation and excitement, I wanted to do a little recap of 2017 and share some of my favorite things.

First and foremost, starting this blog earlier this year was definitely one of my 2017 highlights! It has been such a whirlwind getting into the blogging world and I've so enjoyed creating content for yall and learning SO much along the way. So thank you for sticking it out with me and for all the love and support this year. It has been so humbling and exciting to grow this blog and it just wouldn't be possible without YOU! 

I want to share with yall a combination of favorite purchases and products plus a few "life" favorites from 2017, too. :) Let's get to it!

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Thriving Home Blog + Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Thriving Home Blog + Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing and blessed Christmas, I know we did. I'm taking advantage of Michael being off work this entire week (!!!!) and some much needed time together, but wanted to share a little bit about a new collaboration with y'all, as well as details for the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale going on right now.

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