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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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It's mid-week ya'll and I hope you all are having a happy Wednesday so far. I am quite sleepy this morning, you know those mornings when it feels like your eyes literally cannot open...yeah today is one of those mornings. But, the sun is shining, summer is here and it's a beautiful day!

So, let's talk cutouts. Today's post features a swimsuit I wore in Oahu and I loved the simplicity of it. Cutouts are kind of a new trend or happening to the swimwear world that have entered the market the last couple of years. I am quite selective when it comes to wearing cutout swimsuits, they have to be cut in the right places and fit in the way I like, and I found a winner in this little black number. It's a fantastic fit and the cutouts are in places that are fun and still flattering. I can say that this will be a swimsuit that I will wear frequently this summer, I like the simplicity of it.

What are some of your favorite "cutout" swimwear pieces? Any particular brands that you think have nailed the cutout look? Please share if so as I am constantly looking for new swimsuits to try.

As for the swimsuit I am wearing, I have some great news for you, it is currently 30% off (see link below) and it also comes in blue.

Well I will let you guys go for today, hopefully my eyes will actually open for the rest of the day haha, but if not I can always dream about being back in beautiful Hawaii for a bit. I love you all and thanks so much for following!


swimsuit 30 % off! (also comes in blue)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's All About The Hair
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Hey guys. I hope this post finds each of you happy and well! Today I am so excited to be partnering with Garnier to highlight and discuss their new Fructis Moisture Lock collection, which is made up of the Fructis Moisture shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment.

So, as you may know from following me here on the blog and my other social platforms, my schedule can get pretty hectic. And when I say "pretty," I really mean "very." Seriously, we are go, go, go here at our household with work, travel, the boys activities, and staying active each day. I know that there are many of you out there that experience a similar busy and hectic schedule as I do. Being a mom that seems to always be on the go, I need a haircare product that fits into my routine with ease and one that is simple and effective for my hair. I have found just that in the Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock the Collection. My hair is in constant need of moisture and cleaning, because working out and staying active is a consistent ingredient in my daily routine. I have kind of run into a double-edged sword at times because I recognize the need to clean and wash my hair frequently, but have been nervous that by doing so, I would dry out and damage my hair. With the Fructis Moisture Lock collection, I haven't had to worry about that. The cactus extract infused formula is designed to lock in moisture and break the cycle of dryness, leaving your hair soft and sleek, even when washing twice a day. This is exactly what I need, with the amount of traveling we do and fitting in workouts at odd times of the day, and then having meetings or date nights later in the evening, I am in constant need of washing my hair. Knowing I have found a product that will allow me to do that whilst still keeping my hair soft, healthy, shiny, and full of moisture is absolutely amazing.

And the best part, this fantastic collection of shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment can be found at your local drugstore. Walgreen's, Walmart, Target, any of your staple stores found both locally and nationally should carry this awesome stuff!!

So quick story on this note, the boys and I were recently in Oahu, Hawaii and of course, because I packed in a hurried panic the night before we left ( like I always do), we arrived in Oahu and I had forgotten my hair products (along with 20 other things haha). Well, knowing that I was going to be in the sun at the pool swimming, at the beach, working out, and exploring the island all day, I knew that at some point my hair was going to need some serious attention. So what did we do? Stopped at Target on the west side of Oahu and picked up the Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock collection and let it work its magic in Hawaii! We also seemed to have left Target with a action figures for the dudes and loads of snacks haha, but I loved that I could pick up the product I needed with little hassle or expense. We filmed our experience in the video below, but bottom line, I was able to snag the product, wash my hair a couple times throughout the day...workout, adventure, and still have healthy, and shiny, and soft hair for a date night with Brod in the evening. Check out the video and you will see more details!!

Finally, before I let you all go for the day, I thought it would be helpful to list a few of the major benefits and details regarding the Fructis Moisture Lock Collection below:

- it's paraben-free and the formula is vegan
- made with a blend of vitamins and cactus extract
- 3 separate products designed to work together, the shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment
- developed to lock in moisture in the hair for 48 hours, it quenches, smooths, softens, prevents        breakage, detangles, adds shine, and controls frizz
- The 10-in-1 offers 10 benefits, it quenches, adds shine, softens, detangles, controls frizz, helps protect from heat damage, helps prevent breakage, freshens, and boosts manageability.

So yeah, it pretty much rocks!!! I have loved using it for my hair and have noticed the additional moisture and shine it brings to my hair! Let me know if you guys have any questions regarding the product and/or how to use it. Thank you for following, it means the world to me. Now, back to the crazy schedule haha! I hope you all have a great day!

Go HERE to see my YouTube video!!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Dream Dress
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Happy Sunday to all of you!! If I had to choose a dress to wear every Sunday for the rest of my life, I think this might be it! I love the color combination and the fit is super flattering and I love that it is tight around the body and flows below the waist. It's also extremely comfortable! So yeah...I love it and have linked it below. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!!

dress (another style in same print)
jacket (sold out, found this super similar one on sale for $40!!)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wallpaper Design with Lulu & Georgia!!
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Hey gang!! Happy Thursday to all of you! I am so excited to be sharing today's post with you! So I had the opportunity to partner with Lulu & Georgia, one of my favorite design companies ever, to create and design my own wallpaper!! I seriously am so thrilled to be able to share this with you and I love, love, love the way it turned out. It launches on Lulu & Georgia's website today which you can find here, so go check it out and tell me what you think!

The design process was something that I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in. The team at Lulu & Georgia were amazing to work with and I was able to let my creativity flow and come up with a look and feel for a wallpaper that was truly inspired by me and what I wanted. As I began the design process I knew that I wanted something a bit more moody and different than the rest of our house. Our house overall is very bright and has lots of whites, and I wanted this to be different. As a team, we landed on this sultry and tropical combination that was fit the vibe of what I envisioned perfectly. After a few revisions and back and forth changes and ironing of details, we arrived at what you see in the pictures below....the Midnight Tropics Wallpaper Mural, which is inspired by sultry summer nights and gives vacation vibes to the room it's in at all times!!

Along with the wallpaper bringing transformation to our room, we also revamped and changed up the look of our bedroom with the help of Lulu & Georgia. I love the way it turned out and I get so giddy every time I walk in our bedroom now. I have linked the other pieces such as our bed and dressers below so that you can check them out as well. The tropical floral print and moody colors has given our bedroom such a different vibe than it had before. I have now experienced and learned that wallpaper can and definitely does transform a room!

Well, if you can't tell I am excited then you haven't really read the blog today because I am so excited. Again it was a pleasure to work with Lulu & Georgia and I am smitten with the results of my first ever wallpaper design. To get a closer look, or purchase if for yourself, click here! Thanks for all of your support in all my endeavors, I hope you all like the wallpaper and as I said earlier, I would love to hear your feedback on it! Thanks for following and have a great Thursday! Much love to you all!

side tables
gold wall mirror 
gold lamps
purple lamps
pink pillows
black pillows
floral pillow
pouf pillow
little black vase 
black frame
gold tray

dress I am wearing