Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Flowers- I know everyone knows of this, but I love a beautiful floral arrangement. I like a bright and colorful arrangement. Then maybe use something unique for the vase like a mason jar. Make it special to your mom. You could use her favorite colors or her favorite flower.

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Candle- Does your mom have candles all over her house like mine? Yes! Then why not get her another candle or two! Moms love their house smelling great! Use code: ALL4MAMA at Bath & Body Works for $10 off $30!  

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Spa- Who doesn’t like a spa day? Our moms’ do so much for us, so why not treat her with a little pampering. Plus this can fit into whatever budget you have. It can be as small as a pedicure or an all-day package. I promise your mom will love either one!

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Wine- This one is great because it can be all done online.  You can get your momma a wine of the month club membership. You can choose monthly, every other month, or every third month. The total for each option is $23.96 per shipment! What mom doesn’t like wine?

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7 ‘Steps’ to get more Steps in a Day

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7 ‘Steps’ to get more Steps in a Day

Tracking our steps is all the rage right now. We even have competitions with our friends and co-workers to see who can get the most a week. So here are 7 easy ‘steps’ we can all do to get more steps!

  1. Park further Away- We are all guilty of trying to find the closest parking spot. Instead of doing circles to get closer, park in the first spot you see and walk!
  1. Take the Stairs- I don’t know why we always want to take the escalator or elevator. Take the stairs. Not only will you get more steps it’s a great workout for your legs and booty.
  1. Social meets Active- We all want to see our friends, but instead of meeting them for dinner try meeting them for a hike. You can still talk and catch up with each other, but will be adding steps. Plus you can always stop for a bite after the hike!
  1. Walk the Dog- For all you dog lovers, just like me, get that pup out for a walk. Sometimes I only can get my Lu Lu out for a 10 min walk, but every minute counts.
  1. Walk during a Meeting- This one I probably struggle with the most, but I love it. During meetings and calls at work that you don’t need your computer for get up and walk during them!
  1. Shop in Stores- Yes we all love Amazon, but it’s amazing how many more steps I get in a day if go to the actual store to shop. Plus if you go to Target you can get Starbucks while you walk around!
  1. Set an Alarm- This is another one I really struggle with, but always try to do it. This is all about setting an alarm every hour to remind you to get up and walk. Every hour may not be best for you, but do it as frequently as possible. It can even be as little as 5 min. This is roughly how long your bathroom breaks are anyways!

Let me know how these ‘steps’ work for you!!

My Favorite Spring Outfit

Spring, Spring, SPRING!!

It is finally here. I don’t know about you, but I was soooo over winter. It gets me so down, and when the weather starts warming up and that sun shines my mood shifts. Not to mention it means my birthday is HERE!

So a new season calls for new clothes. I hate wearing jeans…. I know weird! But there is just something about them that I don’t love like the rest of the population. So that means I usually go for dresses.

I FOUND THE CUTEST DRESS and it didn’t even break the bank!!!

So with out further ado….

So this dress I found in early March at Target, and for some reason I didn’t get it then. After contemplating for a few weeks I finally took the plunge and bought it. I couldn’t be more happy that I did. It is perfect for spring. It is off the shoulder and denim. Both these will be huge for Spring 2017 fashion.

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Then the hunt began for the perfect shoes. I knew I wanted a tan wedge, and believe or not Target again came through and had the perfect shoes to match. The wedges will look so good with so many of my other spring outfits.

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But this dress and wedges are PERFECT for spring. And GUESS WHAT?! They whole outfit is under $75!

6 Simple Reasons My Mom is My Best Friend 


Yes I am going to gush about my momma. She is more than just my mom. She is 100% my best friend. I know some people don’t understand it, and that’s ok. I no longer feel the need to defend it. We have gone through so much together, and I think God daily that I got her as a mom. 

1. She’s loves me unconditionally 

2. She doesn’t judge me

3. She always has my best interest in mind 

4. She just gets me- sometimes not an easy task 

5. She laughs with me and at me

6. She is always right- annoyingly right 

10 Things about Having a Best Friend for Over 10 Years

 

  1. You can tell each other the truth
  2. You don’t have to see or even talk to each other everyday
  3. You have no jealousy, and just want the best for each other
  4. You want to tell each other EVERYTHING
  5. Your family is theirs and theirs is yours
  6. You know each other’s birthday by heart
  7. You follow every social media account they have- even that one from 2009
  8. You grill their new boy to make sure their intentions are good
  9. You pick up the phone any time they need you
  10. You laugh when you haven’t even said anything because you already know what was going to be said

12 Things We All Secretly Love About Coming Home From Vcay


1. That glorious bed that has your spot perfectly indented

2. Let’s not forget about the favorite blanket and pillows too

3. The DVR of all the favorite programs you missed

4. Having all your favorite foods at a hands reach

5. No longer living out of a suitcase and being able to find anything you are looking for because it’s in its spot

6. You’re favorite coffee shop making your cup of coffee just how you like it

7. Going to sleep and waking up at normal times

8. A bubble bath with a glass of rosé

9. Having a full wardrobe, jewelry collection, and all your make up

10. Your vehicle so you can drive any place your heart desires

11. Catching up on all the pop culture and social media posts you missed while you were on vacation time

12. Your People. Your family, your friends and your pets. Exploring the world is pretty fantastic, but so are the ones you love ❤

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!