Daily Dose of Design: 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Easiest Dorm Room Hack that Every College Student Needs

This post is sponsored by the VELCRO® Brand and Her Campus Media. As always, all opinions are my own!

Raise your hand if you love decorating, but only when it doesn't require a lot of work! When my sister went back to college this year, she had been looking on Pinterest for ideas on how to decorate her room since she's living in her Sorority House this year. She decided on putting up a gallery wall over her bed and I was SO excited to help her put it together! I love making gallery walls and thanks to the new VELCRO® Brand HANGables® removable fasteners, it was easier than ever to put everything up on her walls with no hammers and no nails.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Currently Craving: September Favorites Under $200


Can 2018 slow down for 5 seconds?! What in the world is going on here?! We officially have three months left until we're celebrating New Years again. I'm baffled over here. Speechless. Don't understand.
While I pick my jaw off of the ground, get to shopping these beautiful favorites from September that are all under $200! Share in my shoe addiction, find out how I'm keeping my tan, see my favorite polish color for fall and more here!

Monday, September 24, 2018

15 Fun & Practical Photo Prop Ideas


If you're a blogger, vlogger or love taking pictures, then you know the importance of having pretty, bright and attractive photos. It's easy to find fun little things you can add to lifestyle shots, but they aren't always practical items or things you have use for. It's great to have things like these around but it's always ideal to be using things you already love, have and use on a daily basis. If you're in the market for some new decor or home finds, check out these picks that'll look great in your home and that you'll use but also make for great additions to your photos!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Save vs Splurge: Fall 2018 Must Haves


Where there's a hot new trend each season, there's likely a dupe for it! I'm all for a good splurge and will always pick quality > price but there's always some really great, less expensive options for the seasons hottest buys. If you're not looking to spend a ton of money but want to get a new trendy buy or just some new fun finds for fall, these dupes are nearly identical to their pricier counterparts and are all just as great of quality! Check them out, you'll be adding a ton of these to your cart today! ;)

Friday, September 14, 2018

How to Travel Like a Local in Italy


It's fun to be a tourist, but it's also really fun to experience a country like a local does in their home on the daily! I like to think that Italy is basically my second home - I go there as much as humanly possible every year and part of me really thinks I'd love to live there 24/7. The atmosphere is completely different than it is in America - there's no real "busy" time of day, or day in general for that matter. Everything is so laid back; the people are relaxed and honestly I find myself feeling so calm and not stressed in the least bit when I'm in Italy. It's such a beautiful country and there's so many things to see, do and experience - and if you want to do things as the Italians do, here's how:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Planner Organization Hacks that Got Me Through Undergrad


Whether you're an organizer by nature or not (I am, clearly!), having your planner in good shape and having *a* planner that you use is sooo important for every day life. When I was in both high school and college, I would have been totally lost without my planner. I loved using the one they would give us in homeroom each year in middle school - remember that?! - and ever since, I've been a planner advocate! ;) I'm a Virgo which explains me wanting to be as organized as possible and I'm also a very visual person, so having everything written out in front of me helps big time. Every year when I was in school, I looked forward to picking out my planner for the year and nothing really has changed since then! Lol!

Luckily over the years I've come up with some really simple ways to stay organized and keep my planner in check to keep me on top of things. I couldn't imagine not using a planner now, and it goes to show that even after your years of schooling, a planner is so important! From work obligations to events/parties/dinners with friends, travel dates and more, you need a planner to keep you organized. Here's my favorite tips that most definitely got me through my undergraduate years of college, and that I still use to this day:

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Early Fall Favorites


Every season brings new trends and I don't know about you, but I LOVE going through pages and pages of new arrivals each season and seeing what's new, what I love and what I think is absolutely ridiculous - there's always a few, lol! I've said many times that although I do like fall, I'm 100% a summer girl and I can't believe we're already talking about the cooler weather but it's quickly approaching! If you're looking for some new pieces to add to your closet this fall, these early seasonal finds will have you swooning!

Friday, September 7, 2018

24 Things You Need to Do in Your First 24 Years


Today is my birthday!! Somehow it's already September, and somehow I'm already 24! Don't really know how either happened, but here we are! ;) I think most of us like to make goals for each year and aim to grow within every 365 days before turning another year older, but I like to judge every year based on the positives that happened rather than harp on the goals I may not have reached. And if anything, try to figure out what made it hard to accomplish something that was on my list. That's what made me decide to put together this list of the 24 things you need to do for yourself in your first 24 years, in honor of turning 24! I've been fortunate to do and see a lot so far in my life and I know there's a lot more on my list, but these are experiences I think everyone should have in their 20s!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Easy Ways to Re-Adjust to a Busy Schedule this Fall

Thank you to adidas for sponsoring today's post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are solely my own!

Doesn't it seem like as the summer winds down, the fall and winter months leading into the holidays are always the busiest and hardest to re-adjust to? It's freakin' hard to go from a relaxing summer filled with time in the sun, traveling and beach trips to a full schedule and heavier work (or school) load! If you're finding it difficult to get back on track, these tips have always helped me to regain my focus and hopefully will help you too before the fall really sets in.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Currently Craving: Late Summer Favorites Under $50 (+ Ultimate Labor Day Sales List!)


There's so many sales going on - I just wish it wasn't because it's the end of the summer! Labor Day Weekend is here and I'm so not ready for it... I need more summer! Has anyone ever "chased summer"? I have a friend who lives basically everywhere... He travels constantly so that he's always enjoying the summer season! In the winter here, he lives in Australia. Kinda cool, no? Thinking I should try it... ;) Anyway, there are lots of great sales going on so to take a break from all of the new arrivals that are taking over stores and our shopping list, I rounded up my favorite summer favorites that are all under $50! Most are regularly inexpensive, and now every single find is on sale and well under $50. Now's the time to get some last minute summer favorites that you can still enjoy for a few more weeks, and get excited about for next season!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sephora VIB Sale Picks That'll Become Re-Purchases


One of the best sales of the year, the Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event is here! If you're a Rouge member (God bless your bank account!) you've been able to shop for about a week now but starting today, everyone can shop no matter your status - Rogue, VIB or Beauty Insider. You can get 20%, 15% or 10% off *almost* everything in the store and now is the time to stock up on favorites, try new things you've been eyeing and splurge on something you normally might not have. The only exclusions I'm seeing is on Dyson products and limit three Drunk Elephant products per transaction - so get shopping! Here's my top picks that I think know will become some of your favorite re-purchases ever!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bedroom Refresh Inspiration for Every Budget

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included home goods as compensation.
After a long and busy day there's very few things I want more than to walk into my bedroom and just relax. There's a lot of early mornings and late nights that include working from my bed but having a comfortable, light and airy and cozy spot I can go to is my dream of a room! I always like to give rooms in my home some updates and a good refresh, especially with a season change and this is a great time to get some awesome deals on new decor. I knew I wanted some pieces that were bright and white, and Kohl's had pretty much everything I was looking for - it was a one stop shop (which never happens, hah)!

Friday, August 24, 2018

The Best Back to College Amazon Finds


When I was still in college I'd have an extensive list of things I needed both before a new semester started and during - I'm a very organized person, but the stress of it all made it feel like I wasn't! Between my four years of undergrad I've learned a lot of what you really need and what you don't as much as you think you will - so if you're heading back to school next month, check out these finds all available on Amazon Prime that you need to get!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

How to Pack for a Week at the Beach in One Carry-On

Thank you to UpBra for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are solely my own!

Going on a last minute trip to savor summer in any way possible? I know that feeling all too well! If I had my way, summer would never leave. It's my favorite time of year and I know I'm not the only one trying to hold on to every minute of it! I took a week off to go on a (somewhat) last minute beach getaway and tried to challenge myself to packing everything for 7 days, 6 nights into a carry-on suitcase only. It didn't go so well... But now that I've tried and know what works and what doesn't, I know it is possible with lots of maneuvering and forcing myself to be a little less indecisive. ;)

It also will help to save you $$$ to not have to check a bag! It's much easier said than done but all you really need for the beach is a pair of flip flops and a cute bathing suit anyway. Hah! Here's how to pack up for a beach trip in just your carry-on:

Monday, August 20, 2018

Best Skincare Finds Under $50


Even if you love a good dupe and love to save where ever you can (who doesn't?) there's some things you should spend the extra money on, one of them being your skincare products. I'm a firm believer that you should buy what's best for your skin and individual needs and if it means spending a little extra to get something that really makes a difference, then it's worth it. That being said, there's so many great and affordable skincare products out there that don't break the bank, even if you are looking for a "holy grail" product that you'll love and that's going to do your skin wonders! These picks are all under $50 and are worth every penny:

Monday, August 6, 2018

What to Try First from Amazon Prime Wardrobe


Have you guys seen one of the newest features on Amazon yet? Their Prime Wardrobe feature is so cool! Basically, you get to try products out that you may have been eyeing before you buy them - it's like having a store's dressing room in your house, and what's better than that? ;) It's such a great and really useful idea and they always seem to be adding new products to their Prime Wardrobe closet. I couldn't believe these finds were included, here's some of the best things to try before you buy:

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Buys that are Still in Stock


All of the NSALE craziness is quickly coming to an end this weekend but there's still so many great things in stock! I figured I'd share one last group of favorites to *add to cart* before the prices go up at the end of the weekend. A lot of everyone's favorite things are sold out, but there's still a LOT of really great finds at great prices that you should consider getting - here's the best, still-in-stock picks from the sale:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Currently Craving: July Favorites


Can summer slow down for a second?! Seriously, I'm enjoying this weather and the sunshine too much to worry about it going so fast! This month's Currently Craving is a bit shorter because with all of the NSALE craziness I hadn't shopped too much elsewhere. But there are some really great finds - for your home, the cutest jeans, a couple of dupes... You get the point! Here's my favorites from July:

Monday, July 30, 2018

7 Pre-Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip Easier


Planning a vacation is allll fun and games until it comes time to fine-tune the trip details and pack. UGH. There's seriously few things I dread more when it comes to traveling because there's so many variables, things that could change and be out of your control - unpacking may be the only thing I dislike more. ;) Here's some of my favorite, most used pre-travel "hacks" that'll help make everything roll as smoothly as possible.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Home Decor that Will Add Subtle Pops of Color to Your Space


Whether you've loved the Anniversary Sale this year so far or not, have you checked out the home selections?! This has to be my favorite this year. There's so many pretty decor finds and fun pieces to add to your home, inside and out! These finds will add pops of color to a room without being "too much" and there's also a giveaway below sponsored by Lili Alessandra for your chance to win $400 to Nordstrom! Here's my picks - #4 is TOO good! ;)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access Picks Under $50 + Under $200


The Early Access portion of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is over, and now everyone can shop with any payment option! If you don't have a Nordstrom card and have been waiting, get shopping. ;) This is the time that things start to sell even quicker because there's a ton more people shopping so don't wait if you've been eyeing something! I thought it'd be fun to put together the top picks both under $50 and under $200 so if you don't know exactly what you want to buy or aren't sure what's worth the price, these picks will give you some guidance to shop!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Amazon Prime Day Favorites


It's PRIME DAY! Basically, it's Christmas in July. ;) Prime Day is Amazon's day and a half event with thousands of awesome deals on a variety of products throughout the site! There's way too many things and pages to go through, so I rounded up the top picks that you need to shop before the deals end! Get shopping - these are too good to pass up!

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Best Summer Buys from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


With all of the excitement over the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happening and all of the fun, new seasonal looks that are being styled, I thought it'd be fun to highlight some of the best summer finds that are a part of the sale! I love seeing all of the trends and getting great deals on cooler weather outfits and accessories but the same goes for things we can use right now - all summer long and even throughout the year too. Summer is my absolute favorite and I'm going to celebrate it as much and for as long as possible. ;) Here's all of the best summery buys included in the sale:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Favorites: What to Buy Before it Sells Out


It's that time again - today is the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (Early Access)! As if you hadn't heard... ;) I know this sale is talked about a ton, but it really is for good reason - there's incredible deals on so, so many things. Need vacation buys? No problem. Looking for some beauty steals? You got it. Want to stock up on designer buys for future months? There's TONS. I'm starting to sound a little like Ariel (haha get it? It's early, cut me some slack) but the point is it's worth shopping or at least checking it out to see if there's something you want to get! Hint: there will be.

Some years are better than others merchandise-wise, but from what I'm seeing this year so far there's a TON of really cute and fun picks. I'll be sharing more of my favorites, things I think you guys *need* to see/shop/may miss at first glance, re-stocks and a ton more during the course of the sale, but I always like to start off by sharing everything that catches my eye right away - AKA the things that are 99.9% likely to go the fastest! A lot of things get re-stocked through the course of the sale, but some things (specifically some designer/brand name items) won't. So act fast, get a cup of coffee and start shopping!
Here's what to add to cart and buy first so you don't miss out - and these buys are GOOD!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Striped Summer Favorites


What's summer style without stripes? Any time I see any sort of colorful, striped top or a pinstriped bathing suit it's hard to resist buying it! Stripes are fun to style all year round but there's something extra exciting about wearing them in the warm summer months. :) I rounded up a bunch of the best striped finds for summer at all different price points - from $11 to $100+, there's something here you're guaranteed to love!

Friday, July 6, 2018

How to Style an Outdoor Bar Cart

Thank you to Faustino Wines for sponsoring today's post. As always all opinions are solely my own!

With all of the outdoor entertaining and summer parties we have going on this season, up your decor and patio set up with an outdoor bar cart! I know how popular indoor bar carts are and how fun they are to style, so I thought it'd be just as fun to set one up on my patio.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

5 Outfits to Wear to Stay Cool During a Heat Wave


I'm pretty sure where ever you live, it's safe to say it's been SOOOO hot. Like, 95 with a 102 heat index and 100% humidity. It's been so hot that my pool water is about 88 degrees and barely refreshing! But I swear I am NOT complaining... I love summer and wouldn't trade it for the world! In fact, can it last longer? Hah! I love the warm weather, summer activities and events and spending time in the sun but on the days that it's this hot/humid, getting dressed and leaving your house (aka leaving the AC) can be pretty miserable... So if it's crazy hot where you are and you're struggling with what to wear when you go out so you don't feel like you're overheating within three seconds, here's some outfit inspo - these looks are sure to keep you as comfortable as possible even during these crazy heat waves!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Everything You Actually Need to Heal a Sunburn


Even when you do everything possible to prevent a sunburn and to protect your skin in the sun, there's still always that one time (for me it's always in the beginning of summer) that all the SPF in the world doesn't help... It happens, and although you should always be re-applying sunscreen in the sun, it isn't foolproof!
A couple of weeks ago I was floating around in my pool and it was a super hot day - I had applied sunscreen but didn't re-apply enough - especially with how hot it was out. By the time mid-evening rolled around my legs and shoulders were burning so badly and the aloe was helping, but not as much as I needed it to... My sister told me to try (what sounded like) the most insane way to help make it feel better and at first I told her she was nuts, but by the next morning... WOW. Here's everything you need to heal your sunburn ASAP:

Friday, June 29, 2018

Currently Craving: June Buys to Kick Off Summer


Between all of the colorful picks for summer and travel necessities to buy right now, there's way too many things I could think to add to a Currently Craving edition! Here are 15 of the newest and cutest summer buys and some essentials to help you kick off summer:

Thursday, June 28, 2018

6 Fun & Festive 4th of July Outfits to Recreate (+ $750 Nordstrom Giveaway!)


Can you believe the 4th of July is coming so quickly?! I'll be traveling and it's going to be so warm and sunny, I can't wait! Here's 6 patriotic looks you can re-create to wear this holiday and the best part is, they're all pieces you'll want to wear all summer long, not just once for the holiday! No matter what you're doing to celebrate, one of these outfits will be a perfect fit for your day.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Patriotic 4th of July Frozen Strawberry Poke Cake


The best parts about the 4th of July are the fireworks, warm weather, time with friends and family and the delicious, refreshing desserts! This year I'm making this festive poke cake that has the most delicious, unexpected layer of frozen strawberries. I'ts one of my favorite things to make AND eat and your guests will love it too - it's a no brainer!

Monday, June 25, 2018

15 Summer Style Must Haves Under $200 (+ $1,000 Nordstrom GIVEAWAY!)

There's always all sorts of new summer arrivals in every store; lots of sales, trendy finds and more at so many different price points... Shopping can get overwhelming! Seriously! ;) Whether you're shopping for an upcoming trip or want to upgrade your summer wardrobe, these 15 style finds are all under $200 and are things you'll love - trust me!

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Best Nail Polish Shades to Try this Summer


Happy first (full) day of summer! So, so excited it's finally here! And there's no better way to kick the best season ever off than with a fresh mani that goes perfectly with a golden, glowing tan - summer manicures are the best thing ever! I'm one of those people who really doesn't enjoy going to the nail salon but love having my nails done. Whether you're more of a bold, statement maker with polish shades or prefer more subtle tones (or constantly do different shades of white on repeat - guilty!), these colors are must tries for summer and whether you're getting your nails done or doing them yourself, you need to try them out this season!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Trendy & Flattering 2018 Bathing Suit Guide: Under $50, $100 & $200


It's that time of year again to go bathing suit shopping! I think I can speak for most of us when I say that it's definitely not an enjoyable shopping trip... Swimsuits have a way of making us feel so insecure, when really they should be making us feel confident in our bodies. There's so many styles, patterns, fits and of course, prices. And for something so many of us basically live in during the summer months, we all deserve a great (or many) bathing suit that we love to put on! No matter what your budget or how much you want to spend, I put together some of my favorite - and the trendiest - swimsuit finds to shop this season. If you want to spend $25, $50 or beyond, here's tons of swimsuits based on budget (and lots of different styles for different body types, too!):

Monday, June 18, 2018

Simple Ways to Add Hints of Positivity into Every Day


Even the smallest things and changes you make can have an incredible impact on any day, am I right?! This week, start fresh and make a promise to yourself that you'll do at least one or two of these happen - then sit back and realize how much more positive you are each and every day:

Friday, June 15, 2018

What NOT to Forget on Your Next Trip (...and probably will!)

Thank you to UpBra for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are solely my own!

No matter how early - or late (guilty) - you start packing for a trip, you're bound to forget something every. single. time. It always happens to me no matter how many lists I make or how organized I feel like I am. Real talk - packing is SO stressful! I think part of it is the stress of having to fit everything, stay under the 50lb weight limit and check everything off of your list at the same time. These are the things you likely have forgotten before on a trip; if you're getting ready to travel this summer, make sure these are at the top of your list! 
 

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Top Amazon Finds You Need to Buy this Summer


Amazon never, ever fails. From things you know you can get in a matter of days for summer - sunscreen, sunglasses, a new pool float - to the things you'd never expect them to have, you can always count on Amazon to make you spend a TON of money, hah! I found so many great finds on Amazon that you NEED to have this summer - you'll love these and will use them all season (and beyond) long!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Golden Summer Yellows Under $100


One of the hottest colors this season is golden yellow. We're seeing it everywhere and as someone whose never owned much yellow of anything, or ever been interested in wearing yellow... I'm LOVING it! In my opinion yellow can be tricky because there's so many shades but golden yellows are really pretty on everyone and especially so for the summer. I've been on the hunt for some of the best golden yellow summer buys and whether you're all-in on the yellow trend or just want a few pops of yellow to add some color, these are under $100 and will have you loving yellow more than you thought you would!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Best Summer Beauty Products for an Everyday, Flawless Look


Your skincare routine likely evolves as you try new products and changes as the season does - I know that's the case for me! There's always endless pages of new beauty arrivals at cosmetic stores and with so many things that are new and "improved" and "the best ever", who knows what to try?! And not to mention how expensive it can get to try new products and have a draw full of face masks and foundations... Getting off topic here, but you get the point. ;) Summer skincare is unique in that you likely have been in the sun, have a tan or maybe burned a little bit (oops! But we've all been there...) or you feel like your skin is needing some extra TLC before/after/during a trip. I'm a firm believer that less is more AND that your glow comes from your skincare products you use. They technically go hand-in-hand, right?

Sticking to the less is more theme (clearly channeling my inner Meghan Markle, which isn't ever a bad thing! ;), I've been trying out all sorts of new products to achieve a simple, quick and affordable summer glow without using too much product. Here's everything you need to add to cart - for real - to achieve that flawless look this summer!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Currently Craving: May Must Haves for Early Summer


Hello June, hello SUMMER! It's unofficially officially summer, I don't care what anyone says about it. ;) I think we all can agree we're ready for warmth and endless sunny days and some fun things to shop to get ready for summer with! Here's everything I've loved from May and what you need to add to cart today!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Festive Patriotic Picks + Memorial Day Weekend Sales


Happy Friday! The long weekend and unofficial start of summer is here and I could not be more excited! Don't forget to thank a service member this weekend and take a minute to remember those who have passed fighting for our country - after all, they're the reason we're here to be able to enjoy some fun in the sun and kicking off summer festivities!
If you've been eyeing something and waiting to buy it, it's pretty likely that it's on sale right now! There's so many great sales going on that you can get a great deal on (especially if you're looking for something specific) just about anything. Here's some of my favorite Patriotic picks to celebrate this weekend and all summer long in style and the best sales going on, and I'm warning you they're GOOD! ;)

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The 10 Pieces Your Summer Wardrobe Needs from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale


The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is here! It's the biggest sale that happens before the beloved Anniversary Sale kicks off in July and it has some amazing finds all on sale for up to 40% off - so it's a great time to buy some summer finds you've been eyeing! There's so many items on sale but a lot of sizes and colors sell quickly, so shop fast! Here's the 10 buys your summer wardrobe needs added to it from the sale:

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Energizing Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl


Thank you to FoodScience of Vermont for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are solely my own.

Let's talk breakfast. What do you have each morning? If your answer is "I don't", me too. I've never been a big breakfast person and haven't ever liked traditional breakfast foods... Some call it crazy, but it's never been my favorite, hah! Ever since moving my daily workouts to the mornings, I've craved something refreshing post-workout and getting ready for the day. Smoothies have always been one of my very favorite things for any meal or time of day, so having a smoothie each morning has made me realize what I've missed out on all these years by not eating each morning - go figure right?! So around 11:00 AM each day, I make one of my favorite smoothie bowls and it gets me - and my day - going for REALS. The only thing better than discovering the power of 3-4 servings of fruit each morning is that it can come with a daily dose of a much needed, natural source of energy.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Summer Accessories to Add Pops of Color to Any Look


Even if you're normally an all monochromatic, all the time kinda girl or prefer neutrals the most, there's still room for color especially as the weather heats up! It's kind of hard to not want to add in all sorts of color as summer rolls around but in case you're struggling to steer clear of a plain palette, these fun finds will have you looking all sorts of colorful and bright, all season long!

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Best Target Finds for Summer (that you can't resist!)


Could you really pass up a pineapple lamp at this point?! I know I can't! Target always manages to outdo themselves and this season it's no different - there's endless aisles of things that make you fill your cart up way too fast! Whether you're looking for something specific, stocking up on outdoor gear for the summer or need absolutely nothing at all, this season's Target finds can't be beat. Check out these 15 finds that you won't be able to resist adding to your cart today!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Cucumber & Gin Cooler Cocktail


Looking for a delicious, simple to make summer cocktail that you can make time and time again? That everyone will love? This Cucumber Cooler will do JUST that! *insert alll the heart eyes here*
This drink is so refreshing and delicious, not to mention it's pretty too. ;) This is one of my favorite drinks for a hot day and my girlfriends always love it! Since the weather's heating up and the pools are opening, get a head start on a pool party this season and serve this - it'll be a huge hit!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Best Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts with Prime Shipping


Raise you're hand if you put the "pro" in procrastinator! I know I do most of the time - and if time slipped by or if you've put it off because you didn't know what to get your mom, you still have time! Mother's Day is this Sunday but these 18 gift ideas are all available for Prime shipping. Gotta love a mix between great Amazon and Shopbop buys! We all want to give our moms the best of the best, so thank her for being the best person in your life with any of these great gift ideas she'll love to receive!

Friday, May 4, 2018

DIY Mother's Day Gift Basket

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When it comes time each year to decide on what to get your mom or another important woman in your life for Mother's Day, gifts may seem repetitive or have you feeling like you get her the same thing year after year. I know I've been there! My mom will deny it, but she's actually very hard to shop for, hah! I think I just have this idea that I always want to get my mom the very best so I'm always looking for new ideas. A couple of years ago I started putting together themed gift baskets and I'd switch up the theme each year to include all sorts of fun things I know she'll love. This year I'm putting together a basket centered around the JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay; a wine so good you'll want a bottle for yourself too! ;)