Daily Dose of Design: May 2018

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

Thank you JaM Cellars for sponsoring this post. Looking for Butter Chardonnay near you? Check out their easy-to-use Store Locator! Just pop in your zip code and the Butter will be waiting!

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! ;)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Simple Ways to Refresh Your Bathroom on a Budget

With all of the spring cleaning talk going on lately, have you given much thought to your bathroom? Maybe you have and realize it needs some updates, but bathrooms can be SO expensive to renovate. Even if a full reno isn't in your budget this spring, there's tons of ways to update your bathroom and give it a refresh for a fraction of the price of what a renovation would be. If anything, a good refresh will hold you over until a renovation is more feasible - but it may make you realize it's all you really needed! Here's some simple ways to update a bit more economically.