Post-Christmas Home Decor Refresh

After my Christmas decor was packed away I felt like my apartment was sooo empty and bare. I put it off for a while because I am planning on moving to a house in July and it would just be one more thing that I would have to pack up and move. The bareness finally got the best of me this last weekend and I went to pretty much every chain home decor store in Brunswick. (That sounds more impressive than it is, there’s maybe 6 😂). The best part of it all was that JT wanted to come with me!

Tray: Target $30

Boxwood game plant: HomeGoods $30 (sorry cant link!)

Bronze too many sided object: (mine was on clearance but this one is similar) Pier1 $11

I’d been looking for one like this for a little while and I got this one on sale at HomeGoods! 😄. There are bunches of these at home decor shops and Amazon!

While I’m still looking something to go in the wire basket below my tv? I found these super cute vases that are currently on clearance!

Vases – Pier1 – $12

Basket – Target – $17

Bonus: I also got these super cute terry cloth Valentine’s Day hand towels for my kitchen! These are from HomeGoods and I cannot link them 🤦🏻‍♀️

Happy shopping, lovelies!

Heart eyes over heart patches 😍

Hey lovelies!

I’m thinking all things Valentine’s Day and I saw that Dede from @dreasupbuttercup got this sweater and fell in love!! Especially when I found out it was only $22!!

For this casual look, I paired it with this cranberry jumper dress and my fave black riding boots. This outfit would be cute for a casual workplace or lowkey evening outing. Not to mention I plan on wearing this until the GA heat returns since it’s not overly Valentines-y!

Let me know what you guys think and if you’d like a link to this cutie!

P.S. I also styled it for for a fancier evening look and I fell even more in love

Just-Torture-Yourself January

Just a girl, standing in front of an ice cream, asking it to love her 😘😘❤️❤️😍😍😂😂

This is JT’s “endearing” term for the little detox that I’ve been doing since January 7th and will continue through the end of the month.

Here are the basics:

  1. No alcohol
  2. Mostly healthy eating/count calories when possible (small treats when I get a severe craving -> mini drumstick ✌🏼)
  3. Workout 3-5 times per week
  4. At least 5k steps a day
  5. Train to be able to run a 5k
  6. Potentially find a 5k race to run

I was sick a lot in November/December so I slacked off on healthy eating and exercising (and who doesn’t indulge over the holidays?!). Because of all that I was/am carrying some extra weight that was not unhealthy but wasn’t necessarily making me happy. Hence this little jumpstart.

I know that not all of these things aren’t sustainable long term; life gets in the way and sometimes working out isn’t the most important thing in the world. Just like how these extra ten pounds and the way my body looks isn’t the most important thing in the world. Having the opportunity to worry about my waist line and not where I’ll get my next meal is a privilege and ultimately how much I weigh doesn’t change anything.

I will now get off my self love soap box but it is something that we should all internalize!

Happy January, lovelies!

Dude gift guide

Here’s some present suggestions for the men your life!

Under Armour polo – $40-75

I’m fairly sure that my dad asks for a polo every year and I love these for their quality and color options.

Timex Watch – $99

I love the look of this classic watch.

Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 zip – $100

This is a pricey jacket but this is so warm and such amazing quality it will last forever.

Anker portable charger – $50

These are life savers, I literally have 6 of varying sizes and brands and they come in handy ALL THE TIME. You never know when you’re going to need extra battery and these can provide up to 300% charge!

Custom dog socks – $30-40

Literally you can have you or your best friend’s face on your socks!!

Weber Roadtrip Party Propane Grill – $40

Great for tailgating or camping!

Orca 26 Qt Cooler – $225

Just as good as a YETI, for 2/3rds the price!

State silhouette cap map wall decor – $36

This would be great for a man cave! Comes in all 50 states.

Rainbow Men’s Double Layer Classic Leather – $60

These are JTs favorite shoe option. It is a negotiation every time I ask for him to wear literally anything else when it’s over 60 degrees outside! Gift them wisely haha!

Alpine Swiss RFID-blocking bifold wallet – $15

My brother has his credit card info stolen about twice a year so this is a must for him.

Happy shopping, lovelies!

Festive Jammies!

My family never had a Christmas pajama tradition. We woke up in and ran down the stairs in whatever was on us and tore into presents. However, as an adult (and with the invention of social media) I can absolutely appreciate the picture potential of a whole family in coordinating jammies around a Christmas tree. I definitely think that it’s a tradition that I want to start when I have children.

That being said, here are some super great options for festive jammies if your family has a pajama tradition.

Women’s Plaid PJ set – $20

Super cute traditional option.

Santa, I tried 4 piece set

Hahaha enough said.

Flannel PJ set – $30

These would be great all winter long!

Red Pajama set – $30

These are unfathomably soft! They also come in gorgeous Christmas tree-green!

Reindeer leggings – $16

These are so cute and totally count as PJs that can be worn out side the house!

Alright, I know this isn’t me normal content but I saw this and the matching adult PJs below and I literally couldn’t help myself. This is so stinking cute!

Buffalo Check baby onesie – $30

Women’s Buffalo Check PJ set – $60

Men’s Buffalo Check PJ set – $60

Toddler Buffalo Check PJ set – $40

Happy shopping lovelies!

Girly Gift Guide!

Hey lovelies!

I’ve rounded up some of my fave present picks for the ladies in our lives!

Fossil Smart Watch -$275

This is gorgeous but pricey so it would be great to go in on with siblings for Mom!

Boss Babe mug – $9

For the boss babe in your life!

Sherpa quarter zip -$30

I honestly think this is the softest thing I’ve ever felt and it’s so affordable! It’s definitely an over sized fit so size down if you want the fit a little more snug.

Jewelry Travel Case – $11

This is perfect for the gal on the go!

THE Spanx leather leggings – $98

These are definitely on my Christmas list!

J Crew pavé circle earrings – $25

Great for any occasion!

Birchbox subscription – $10/month

This would be great for beauty lovers! This service sends you 5 beauty samples each month and for such a low price you can easily send these several months to find some new awesome staples!

Selfie Phone light – $11

This is the best way to get the “perfect” selfie from your smartphone. What we are all looking for in life!

Happy shopping and gifting, girlies!