Fun In The Sun

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So many signs of summer are occurring over here: Our pool opening. Temps hitting 90 degrees today. Stocking up on sunscreen. Flip flops making an appearance on the daily. Dreaming up a sunny vacay (little to Eric’s knowledge)! Swimsuit’s in every store and online. The last one sometimes seems like such a fun experience and other times makes me clench my teeth. It’s a touchy but oh so fun subject all in one. My latest love? The one piece swimsuit. Although I love a classic black suit, the fun patterns always catch my eye too. Recommendations? Thoughts? What are some of your favorites?

Comfy and Casual

Workout Leggings/ Half-Zip/ Nikes 


Today, I’m linking up with Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy, in hopes that I’m not the only one wearing a similar outfit like I posted above lately. 😉 If you have seen me any time outside of school lately you have most likely seen this outfit of some sorts. If we met for coffee, I was wearing this. If you saw me grocery shopping, this was what you spotted me in. If I stopped by just to say hi, you got it…this was what I was sporting. It may look like I just finished a workout and went onto my next venture but that is definitely false these days. The truth is some new kicks, a simple tank top (like this or this one!), leggings, and a half zip is just so darn comfy! Not to mention it is perfect for errands, a quick coffee dates, or just lounging at home and still has the ability to make me feel somewhat put together. This cute hat has also helped a bunch! 😉 I would say let’s blame it on Christmas break but I’m choosing to focus on the positive this new year, so, I say, let’s thank Christmas break for this wardrobe staple. 😉  What have been some of your staples this New Year?

Some of my other favorites…

Friday Favorites

First week back after the holidays: Done!

Riding the Friday wave into the weekend never felt so sweet. 🙂 Happy Friday everyone!


The fact that I was able to sit down, drink my coffee, and just read on Monday morning was perfect before it was back to a routine.

I know I already expressed how much I loathe taking my make-up off at night. Well, this week I tried something a little different. Nothing like experimenting on my face, right? Ha! I used Aquaphor to remove my eye make-up, followed by my face cleanser. Then, I used diluted apple cider vinegar (half water, half apple cider vinegar) on one of these to get off the excess grime. The apple cider vinegar balances out your pH. I still use my Mia, just not on a daily basis. It has worked great and my face has been extremely clean and smooth all week! 🙂

My Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

Sometimes you just have to break out the shaving cream for math class. (Especially when they are calling for snow the next day and it’s the first week back from a long break)!


Remember how excited I got over Eric’s new watch? Well, THREE lucky winners will receive a $25 gift card to purchase a watch for yourself or a friend! Just enter below. The winner will be announced next Friday. Good luck! xo

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I’m linking up with Erika, NarciAndrea, Tif, April, and Karli!

Bundle Up

coatsfinalH & M GreyPink Wool Coat/ Wool Walker Coat/ Quilted Down Coat/ Faux Fur-trimmed Down Coat/ Puffer Parka Coat

Yesterday was windy and oh so cold. The frigid temps are not my friend and this week the lows are supposed to be in the 30’s. That being said, I may have to break out last year’s winter coat that I am a huge fan of! I bought it in the seaside coral color and absolutely love it! It also comes in several other gorgeous colors and since it’s on sale here, I may be tempted to! After seeing one fun sale, I naturally started browsing for some other coat options to keep in the back of my mind as the temperatures continue to lower. Here are some favorites I found, since I’m just a girl, trying to stay warm as the season progresses. 😉

Only a few more days left to enter this giveaway! Happy Monday friends!

Friday Favorites

Friday, I love you and I’m so glad you’re here. As always I’m linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea for our Friday favorites!

One.I got a little surprise with my new purchase of shampoo and conditioner the other week! They gave me a travel size of Orlando Pita Play Liquid Crown Multi Oil Concentrate and it is amazing! It definitely holds shine without making your hair feel heavy or greasy. Win-win!

I saw this Andrea’s blog and fell in love! Isn’t it adorable?! You can buy it here!


I was sick this week and ended up sipping a lot of hot lemon water with honey. Please and thank you! Always a favorite when I’m sick.

Pumpkin Pecan Bars--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comI’ve been kind of obsessed with my pumpkin pecan bars.


I randomly bought these pajamas the other day and have lived in them every since. They are extremely comfortable and cozy! Psstt.. they’re from Costco, here! I also love these and these!

Happy, happy, happy Friday!

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