Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday Favorites

Inauguration Day!!  If you're not a fan, skip to my next favorite but let's stay friends!  I'm so excited that today is finally here!  I do not agree with everything Trump has said or done but I am excited to have the Republicans back in the majority!  Even if you're not a fan, today is historical.  All inauguration days are!  I love the ceremony, speeches and the national pride they evoke.  I will be glued to the tv in my office taking it all in!  I have great hope for this administration and am excited to see them get started!  I will be praying for them each day and hope you will too!

We went to see this movie last weekend and it was SO GOOD!  It was emotional and hard to watch at times but when it was over I felt so proud of our country and Boston!  If you're looking for a good movie to watch I would highly recommend this one!

I posted a new vlog this week!  Check out my 5 Minute Makeup Routine!   Be sure to subscribe to my channel, let me know what you think & what other video topics you would like to see!

At the end of last year, I switched vehicles and my new one doesn't have Bluetooth capability.  We missed being able to listen to music off our phones in the car so I found bought this transmitter from Amazon.  I didn't know if it would work very well but it did!  We took a 2 hour road trip without having to adjust the radio station.  Plus, it has a charging port in it too!  I highly recommend this if your car isn't Bluetooth compatible.  Check it out here!

Cozy things are my absolute favorite right now!  I put together this collage of my favorite cozy items that are all ON SALE this week.  Be sure to check it out here!

Thank you to everyone that sent me your thoughts on a switch to Word Press!  I am probably going to make the switch in the coming months and can't wait to reveal a new layout, better photos & lots of new content!  Hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

5 Minute Makeup Routine

I do not pretend to be a beauty blogger or a makeup pro but I love to see behind the scenes on how my favorite bloggers do things.  I decided to start sharing more of how I do things through video blogs!  Today I'm sharing my 5 minute makeup routine with you all!

I hate wasted time in the mornings because I like to get my workout and some housework complete before I leave.  I need my makeup routine to be as easy as possible and I have finally found the products that work for me!  Watch the video below to see my thoughts on all of them and see the links below for the specific products.  Be sure to subscribe to my channel here so you won't miss any of my videos!

(I use medium for summer/fall and light for winter/spring)

(I use High Dive)

(I use the Secrets Out)

Do you have a fast/slow makeup routine?  Any favorite products I should be using?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cozy on Sale


In January, give me all the cozy!!  I want to wear items that are soft, warm and cuddly.  Several great cozy items are on sale right now and I wanted to share them with you!  Any of these would be great treats for yourself or gifts for other people!

I bought those boots years ago and mine are still in perfect condition.  They are so close to Uggs and are SO much cheaper!! They are still warm and super comfy and mine have held up so well.

I never understood splurging on pajamas until I bought my first pair of PJ Salvage ones.  They are so unbelievably soft and feel great on your skin!

All of these items are perfect for this time of year!  What are your favorite cozy items?  I'm still living in this robe especially when I want to curl up on the couch and read or watch a movie.  It's not on sale but it's worth every penny!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my newest video blog!  If you haven't yet, be sure to subscribe to my channel!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!!

Due to some technical difficulties, this blog post is going up a little late!  Either way, I'm pumped it's the weekend but before it starts I have several great favorites to share with you!

Y'all I'm not a big proponent of splurging very often but if you like robes and cozy things and soft, plush comfort then this is made for you!  I have been living in this robe when I've been at home this week.  It keeps me warm, it's cute and it makes me feel like I'm constantly curled up in the softest blanket.  Treat yourself and get one or buy one as the perfect gift.

I started a new workout challenge group on Monday!  I'm doing the 21 day fix workouts every day and just trying to eat as clean as possible.  I'm not perfect though!  I drink Shakeology every day and just try to stick to the eating plan as much as I can.  I'm loving it so far!  Have you ever tried the fix?

Told y'all I was living in this robe.  I filmed a video on my 5 minute makeup routine the other day and as soon as I was done, the robe was back!  Be sure to subscribe to my channel and stay tuned for the video!  (In the meantime, check out my video on the Doterra essential oil kit I ordered for our house!) 

 Please let me know what other kinds of videos you want to see too!  My goal is to start posting at least one a week and I need to know what you all want to see!

Cooking Tips, Freezer Meals, Recipes, Home Tours, Closet Clean-outs, Fashion, Beauty/Makeup, Fitness, Travel, Budget, Shopping, Home Tips????  All suggestions on topics/content are very appreciated!

I'm still obsessed with this winter coat.  If you need one I highly recommend grabbing this one while it is on sale.  It's amazing!

My favorite snack right now! It's hard for me to get my protein containers in on the fix so I started eating peanuts with my apple in the afternoon and this might be my new favorite thing I eat all day.  It's the perfect mix of salty & sweet!


I am considering a move to WordPress and have some questions for those of you who have either done it or who thought about it and didn't do it.

1. Was it worth it?  Did you see your traffic increase?  Are the SEO plug ins as great as they claim to be?
2. Did you lose followers since your blog wouldn't be in the blogger reading list feed anymore?
3. Have you found it easy to use?
4.  If you did it, who do you recommend for design/templates?

Make sure you saw my other two posts this week!  Read about why I ordered a Doterra kit for our house here and see some of my favorite work wear on sale right now here!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!  See you back here on Monday!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Work Wear on Sale

I love seeing all the Instagram and blog posts sharing casual weekend outfits. However, as a girl who works in a professional financial setting Monday through Friday, I'm always looking for some cute work clothes too!  I like pieces that are comfortable and stylish while also looking very professional.

I put together a collage for you all of some of my favorite pieces on sale right now!  Several are available in multiple colors.  I picked these pieces because they can all be mixed and matched to make several outfits and that's how I try to build my work closet!  I like simple and classic pieces that I can make several outfits out of to keep from repeating the same outfits.

Do you work in an office environment?  Do you struggle to find good work clothes like I do?  Would you like to see more office style ideas or outfit posts?  I could even do some vlogs on how I put together work outfits.  Let me know what you want to see!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Doterra Home Essentials Kit [VLOG]

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great weekend! 

Remember when I shared my one word for 2017 last week?  I am taking my word very seriously.  I am committed to my 21 day fix workouts & health plan right now and we're taking all the healthy steps we can in our house! 

One of the healthier living options I wanted to explore this year was essential oils.  I finally ordered my Doterra Home Essentials kit and it came in this weekend!  Watch my vlog above to see what we ordered, what came in our box, how I plan to use the oils & more!

Do you use essential oils or Doterra?  Tell me everything!  I want to diffuse them, clean with them, use them topically where I can and more!  Let me know what oils you love and how you use them in your house and lives!  I can't wait to give these all a try. 

If you haven't yet, please subscribe to my channel!  I have lots of great content planned to share this year but am very open to suggestions.  Let me know what you want to see & hear about!  Also, I'm trying to grow my channel so any likes, comments or sharing of my videos/channel are very appreciated!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!! It's so hard to believe it's already time for our first Friday Favorites of 2017!

This year has gotten off to a VERY busy start!  Between house projects, starting a new workout routine, our regular jobs and getting our personal businesses moving again in the new year, it has been a whirlwind!! Hope you all have had a great first week of the new year!

My first favorite this week is this coat!  I bought this on our Opryland Christmas trip and am in LOVE!  If you need a good winter coat, this one is on sale and so cute & warm.  I love that it's longer so when I bend over in it I don't get cold air up my back (please tell me y'all know what I'm talking about.  So. Annoying.) and I love the belt because it accents my waist and doesn't make me look like a big marshmallow! 

As I mentioned, I started a new workout routine this year and am loving it!  I started the 21 day fix on Monday and so far so good!  I love the workouts because they're only 30 minutes and I do them in the living room so I really have no excuse not to get them done.  Stay tuned for a results post!  You can see my 2017 goals post here and sticking to this plan is definitely on the list!

On Monday, we had the day off and we are SO tired of eating out from the holiday season.  Tired of eating processed food & tired of spending so much money on it.  Anyone else?  Not to mention I am working on getting in better shape and need to stick to the 21 day fix meal plan as much as possible.

We used to do freezer & crockpot meals all the time and it's amazing how much less we spent and how much healthier we were.  I spent all day Monday making up 22 freezer & crockpot meals and packaging up chicken & ground beef to use for other meals. 

Tip: brown 5 lbs. or more of ground beef at a time and freeze each pound in a quart freezer bag.  When you're ready to cook spaghetti, tacos, etc., you can just pull the cooked meat out, defrost it and then get to cooking.  This saves SO MUCH TIME and isn't that something we all need? 

I'm thinking about doing a YouTube video on how I meal plan & make all of these.  Anyone interested?

I am not a breakfast girl.  I like it on the weekends every once in a while or as a treat on vacation but I really just don't like to eat a bunch of food first thing in the morning.  I'm also running around the house like a crazy person in the mornings trying to get to work and never have time to make breakfast.  When I started the 21 day fix, I decided to give the Shakeology drinks a try and guys, I'm hooked.  It's kind of pricey but it breaks down to like $4 a day which is less than most people spend on Starbucks.  I'm loving it because I can just blend it up on my way out the door in the morning.  This is making me less crazy and less hungry.  Definitely a favorite this week!!

Other favorites:
- All our tv shows are coming back on! Yay!
- The energy the new year brings that keeps me cleaning out drawers, accomplishing all those "another day" projects & more.
- My first Doterra essential oils order came in!  Stay tuned for a video about that!
- Looking forward to the weekend with my husband!
- I made up a new recipe this week.  Two words: taco lasagna.  Holy yum!  Y'all are going to love this recipe!  I can't wait to share :)  It's healthy, filling & doesn't taste healthy at all.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!