My Beach Trip: Packing List

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Loves you heard right, I am headed to a delicious and much needed beach vcay! Packing is seriously one of my favorite things. Yes, I know I’m a weirdo! It’s a running joke how early I begin to pack and then I’ll unpack and repack. I like to blame it on my OCD, but between just you and me I think it is just how bloody excited I am to go on vacation. So without further  ado here is my packing list for my beach vacation!

Swimsuit  X1 

So we are going to the beach, which means I need a suit.  I only have one swimsuit because I am SO picky! But I love the way it fits so of course that was the first thing I packed.

Cover Ups X2

I only have one suit, so that means I have to style them differently, so day to day I can have a different look. I am only going for four days this time so I opted for only bringing two cover ups. One is a cotton lightweight dress and the other is a kimono. So basically I broke it down into one casual and one dressy option.

Rompers X5

I am completely OBSESSED with rompers. They can be casual or dressy, but look so effortlessly cute. I like packing these for my dinner outfits, but also for packing light. Rompers are a must when traveling to a warm climate!!

Shorts X4

Most days I am in my suit, but just in case I like to have daytime options. I have been stuck in this winter climate, so it’s time to dust off my favorite shorts and get them packed. I may have packed to many, but I just couldn’t decide which ones.

Shirts  X4

I started with my shorts and then I packed some casual shirts to go along. Let’s see how many of these I actually wear!

Shoes X4

Shoes always take up the most room in your suitcase. I always try to pack light on these, which is not an easy task because I LOVE my shoes. This time I went with a cheap black flop that I can wear to the beach. Then also  a pair of Birks to wear out at night. I wanted to only pack those two, but something was screaming at me to take my favorite pair of leopard wedges because I love them with my black rompers. Then I’ll have a fourth option which when be my tennis shoes I fly in and take to workout with.

Essentials

This is everything else we must pack to keep us together. Here I have beauty  products, undergarments, jewelry, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towel, clutch, charging cords, and lets not for get about out PJ’s!

10 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own

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Every girl wishes their closet would be perfect, and they could put any outfit they want together. Here are 10 essentials to help get your closet that way! Tell me what your closet essentials are below!

  1. Perfect White Tee
  2. Flats
  3. Fashion + Workout Sneakers
  4. Leggings
  5. Basic Heels
  6. Jean Jacket
  7. A pair of Jeans
  8. Wedges
  9. A Little Black Dress
  10. Leather Jacket

 

8 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a Teenager 


1. Beauty on the inside is more important than beauty on the outside 

2. There are so many boys. Don’t let that one jerk get you down.

3. Never change who you are or how you act because of something someone tells you

4. Be careful who you tell what. Some of your “friends” aren’t your friends 

5. Grades aren’t everything. 

6. You don’t have to have the newest thing to be happy 

7. Being an adult isn’t as great as it seems– BILLS 

8. Your family is more important than your friends. Spend time with them even when you don’t want to because they will ALWAYS have your back 

My Brow Routine

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I first start out with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. The product is AMAZING! I have talked about this before. It is easy to use and you could use just this product if you wanted. I first brush through my brows getting them all in line. My brows are WILD! Then I start outlining my brow and filling it in with small hair length strokes. You should start seeing a shape.

 

Next I move on to my Benefit Gimme Brow. This is a fiber gel that makes my brows even fuller. I start from the tail of my brow brushing through. Then I will go back the other way laying them down. Sometimes I do this a second time depending on how full I want them. Then I take that spoolie again and get them in line.

 

Now we know mine are wild, so I take a brow gel to hold them into place. I currently am using the Mary Kay Brow Gel. I just run this through the brow, so my brow stays in place all day.

 

Now for maybe the most important step. It makes them pop. I use a concealer and a small angled brush and outline my brow. Then I take the beauty blender to blend this in. This step is the most important one to me because it really define the shape!

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The Thoughts a 20-something Girl has Daily

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  1. I’m fat!
  2. I wish Pizza didn’t have so many calories!
  3. I have how much in my bank account?!
  4. I really want chocolate.
  5. Why did I ever want to become an adult?
  6. Oh look another proposal, wedding, baby announcement on my fb.
  7. Did I lose weight?
  8. Can I have wine yet?
  9. Why does my hair look like this today?
  10. Do I like my job? Should I look for a new one?
  11. I’m sooooo tired!!
  12. Why does that girl look a 1000x more stylish than me? I even tired today.
  13. I should work out today, but idk maybe I will finish watching Netflix.
  14. Why am I crying AGAIN?
  15. Does he really like me?
  16. Will anyone ever like me?
  17. How many days until the weekend? I am ready to go out with my friends.
  18. I need more coffee.
  19. Should I put on makeup?
  20. Where are my favorite pair of leggings? I know I washed them!
  21. I should really eat a salad, but I want french fries.
  22. Why do I have so many emotions?
  23. Why haven’t they texted back yet?
  24. I want to stay in my PJ’s all day, but I really need to be an adult.
  25. I can’t wait for a hot bath and wine tonight. Why was today so hard?

Oh the joys of being a girl!

DIY: Bar Cart

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Sorry Loves! I know it has been a while. The holidays got the best of me! Today I want to show you how to decorate your very own bar cart for the fraction of the price it normally would!

 

I first looked on Pinterest! Yes, Pinterest always wins. There are many ways you can style a bar cart, so I needed some inspiration of how I wanted to style mine. I settled on this one!

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Then I started looking for the actual cart. I soon realized that bar carts are way out of my price range, so I started looking at bathroom and utility carts. I chose this one from Target.

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I didn’t love the color of it, so I decided to spray paint it.  I enlisted the help of the spray paint master herself (my momma). Very easy for anyone to do, but she is the best, so I just had her do it. She swears by the Rust-oleum brand, but any brand will do!

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As the paint dried I worked on finding my décor! I went to Marshalls and picked up a few goodies such as an ice bucket, a mason jar (that’s the theme in my room), and some glasses! I got these all for under $30! It pays to shop at discount stores! Then I took it home to style what I had on the newly dried bar cart! I knew it would missing the alcohol (bottom section), but I could get a feel for what it still needed!

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So then last, but not least I went out to get a few more decorations and most importantly the alcohol! Here is my finished project! I can’t wait to see how you make your own bar car!

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6 Things I Learned this Year


1. Life is unpredictable- This year was insane. So many things happened that I would have never guessed. This year I realized just how unpredictable it can be. I have to roll with the punches because I can’t plan any of it. I will leave it in His hands. 

2. Family sticks together in hard times- This year was probably the hardest for our family, but it was nice that we were all there for one another. When one wasn’t feeling as strong we were there to pick them up. I am so grateful for my family. 

3. Quality of friends are more important than the quantity- Friends are important, but the quality of a loyal friend is so much important. 

4. Better to let some people go then let them keep hurting you – Sometimes the people hurting you are the people you thought never would. You have to get strong at some point and let the go (really let them go). Letting them go, so they no longer have the power to hurt you. 

5. Hard work pays off- This past year I have really worked hard at building a home and a profession. That hard work paid off because I love where I am at in my career and how my home is! 

6. Being 21 and able to legally drink isn’t everything- I don’t know what it is about being a teenager that makes you think that when you turn 21, and can have the ability to legally drink that the world will be complete. Alcohol will never help your life be any better. You still have the same responsibilities and problems as before.