Jun 23, 2017

Friday Favs

Happy Friday, y'all! I've had a fabulous, productive week! Here's what I've been up to/loving this week.

I finally got a new desk chair and I am loving it! I had been using a cushioned dinning room chair from Pier One that was so pretty, but it definitely wasn't meant to be used as a desk chair. I couldn't figure out why my back kept hurting and then I realized it was the chair! I work a ton in my home office, during the summer especially, so I went on the hunt for a comfy chair. I don't love the look of an office chair, but I decided to sacrifice looks for comfort! :) It was on clearance too, so I took it as a sign that it was meant to be. 

I snapped this pic one morning this week because I realized I have spent the majority of the last part of this week in my PJs! I have been working nonstop (anyone get the Hamilton reference!?) this week in my office on all things teaching so comfy clothes are a must! I LOVE these PJ shorts from Old Navy!

I snapped this pic to share this adorable flamingo sweatshirt with y'all. I moved my desk to my window in the office, but it's right next to an air vent so I keep warm clothes to bundle up with and I've been loving this sweatshirt! And of course, coffee is always a Friday fav! 

Is this not the prettiest eyeshadowever?? Granted, there aren't a lot of opportunities to wear glitter eye shadow in my life, but I'm going to definitely work it in somehow! ;) 

Sunday morning breakfast with a side of LaLa Land. I just can't get enough of this movie. Love, love, love!

Look at these tassel earrings! I ordered the exact same pair from Baublebar in purple in late spring and then I found these at TJ Maxx and they look exactly the same! 

Target. All time fav! I've currently stalking the Dollar Spot for the back to school/teacher stuff to come out! They still didn't have them out on my last trip, but don't worry! I found some things I definitely didn't know I needed! 

This week has been the best in terms of reading! I read One of Us Is Lying and absolutely LOVED it! It just might be my favorite book of 2017 so far. If you want a post of all my favs from the year so far, let me know!

Then I read When It's Real and was so surprised at how much I loved it! I mean, I HATED Erin Watt's last book but I love, love love this one! Another favorite of 2017 maybe?

I've been using this lower lash mascara for the longest time and I just love it. It makes applying makeup to your bottom lashes so much easier!

Another favorite beauty product that I've recently discovered. This Micellar Cleansing Water does the best job at taking off your makeup! I had been using the Garnier, but this L'Oreal one is so much better!

I went to Barnes and Noble last weekend and came away with tons of great new books for my classroom, including this one about 10 amazing women written by the amazing Chelsea Clinton. A definite fav!

And finally, this week I've discovered the soundtrack to the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. It's been my go to soundtrack for working away in my office. Obsessed! 

So that's been some of my favs from the week. Happy weekend, y'all!

Jun 20, 2017

National Watch Day

Happy Tuesday, y'all! So apparently yesterday was National Watch Day. Did y'all know that? LOL! I love these fun off beat holidays and the fact that it involves one of my favorite accessories just makes it that much better. It's also perfect timing because I'm working with JORD Watches to share this amazingly gorgeous wood watch that I am currently obsessed with and wearing nonstop! I'm all about a unique watch and these are just fabulous!


Now when it comes to watches, the bigger the better in my opinion! I love a watch with a big face, so when I saw the Frankie collection from JORD, I knew it was the collection for me. I just love the unique wooden band on these watches. I decided to pair it in an unexpected way with feminine, preppy details like the pineapple and pearl bracelet along with the pink gingham button up and tote. I think these details make the watch stand out in a fun way and the navy face completes the eye catching look! 
JORD has men's watches and women's watches. They have tons of different color choices and wood grains. I am dying over this one! 
You can even have engraving added to any watch! And as we all know, watches make for a fabulous engraved gift! 



Let's take a peek inside to see what it comes with! First of all, can we talk about this gorgeous box? I don't normally keep watch boxes because they take up so much space, but I may need to find something to repurpose this one! 

I'm a sucker for good packaging and I was throughly impressed with this one! I love the burlap cushion inside the box with the black embroidered JORD label. 

You also get a cleaning pen and cloth, which I really appreciate! It also comes with extra links to use if you need to extend the watch or replace any links later on. You can even ensure you get the correct size by using their wrist measuring tool! Let me tell you, this was the best invention ever! I HATE when you order something online and it arrives and doesn't fit. I'm awful about sending things back, not to mention it's time consuming! This simple little PDF is a handy way to prevent this issue from coming up! 

Now, here's the best part! JORD Watches and I are teaming up to give away a $100 E Gift Code to use towards one of their gorgeous watches! One winner will be chosen to win the $100 E Gift Code, but EVERY entrant will receive a $25 E Gift Code to use on their site! How fabulous is that?? 
The contest will end July 16th, 2017 at 11:50pm, so there's plenty of time to enter! 

Jun 19, 2017

White and Blue Flower Dress

Hi y'all! You might remember this post from a few weeks ago. I wore this dress to a graduation ceremony and it's still one of my favorites! It's currently 40% off so I thought I'd share it with y'all again. It's so cute and comfy! I just love a light and breezy dress for the summer and this one is perfection! :) You can snag this great deal here! :)

You can find my clutch here





Jun 6, 2017

Binge Worthy Netflix Shows

Friends, I don't want to sound ungrateful towards summer break, but our Alabama weather has been less than ideal. It's been rainy/cloudy for pretty much the last two weeks. Y'all know... the type of depressing, dreary weather. It's just awful! All I want to do is lay out and soak up the sun, but sadly that just isn't happening yet. All this weather is good for is laying around reading and watching Netflix. Since I already have multiple posts about books, I decided to share some of my favorite TV shows/mini series with y'all in case y'all are having the same depressing weather, too! I'd love to hear your favorite shows!

Gilmore Girls

If you've followed me on Instagram for awhile, you may remember that last summer I became obsessed with Gilmore Girls. Oh man, what a show! There are SO MANY good characters and Stars Hollow might be my favorite fictional setting of all time. I could kick myself for not watching this one sooner. And I dare you not to fall in love with Logan Huntzberger. I don't even want to hear about Dean or Jess. Team Logan all the way!

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is one of my all time favorites. I love all the fashion that comes with the show. Seasons 1 and 2 are by far the best. And yes, the show does go downhill in the later seasons, but it's still a great show to binge watch! I adore Blair and Chuck.

Scandal

Scandal is SUCH an addicting show! I'm behind two seasons, so I'll definitely be using this summer to catch up. I binge watched seasons 1-4 several years ago and then started watching in real time on Thursday nights. Olivia Pope is such a strong female character and I've even grown to love Millie even though I use to hate her! There's a love triangle in this one between Olivia, Jake, and President Fitz and I'm team Fitz all the way! I cannot stand Jake. At all.

How to Get Away with Murder

This show! If there was an award for most binge worthy, this show would win! You cannot stop watching this one. Every time an episode would end, I would find myself saying "Just one more and then I'll get up and do something." Sooooo addicting!

The Office

The Office is my favorite show of all time. I LOVE it! There are so many funny parts and quotes to take away from this show. 

"That's what she said"
"I don't want people to be afraid of me. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
"Bears. Beets, Battlestar Galactica"
"Did I stutter?"
"Dwight. You Ignorant Slut!"
"I'm not superstitious. I'm a little-stitious"
"Soupsnakes"

and my favorite...
"Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way"

Michael Scott is one of my favorite fictional characters ever. This is a show you can just have playing in the background while you work, clean, etc. It is the best! Be sure and check out the bloopers on youtube after you watch each season. They are almost as funny as the actual show!

Riverdale
Riverdale is a new show I've been watching and I am obsessed! It's based off the Archie comics, so it has all the characters from that comic strip: Betty, Veronica, Archie, Jughead, etc. I've never read any of the comics, so I didn't think I'd like the show, but I was wrong. It is so good!

Glee

Glee is another favorite of mine! Seasons 1 and 2 are definitely the best. Season 3 is the characters' senior year and it's okay and then seasons 4,5,6 are just awful. I love musicals so this show is right up my alley! Once they separate the characters though, the storylines aren't as strong and it's just not the same. And then Corey Monteith passed away and the show just never recovered. The early seasons are still classic though!

Stranger Things

This show was one I never thought I would get into. Sci fi is NOT my thing, but then I kept hearing people talk about the show and I decided to see what all the fuss was about. I totally get it now. This show is fabulous! I cannot wait for season two to come out in October. 

13 Reasons Why

Oh man, this show is addicting, but painful to watch. I read the book by Jay Asher years ago when it first came out and I remember loving it. I was anxious to watch the Netflix series and it did not disappoint. There are so many tough scenes to watch, but it is still such a good show! Season 2 is already confirmed and I cannot wait.
Making A Murderer

True crime fans, this show is for you! My mom and I watched this one back during Christmas and I think we finished the entire miniseries in a day. This show will leave you so conflicted. One episode I was convinced that he really did it and the next I was convinced that the cops planted evidence to frame him. So good!

Lost

I binged watched this show several summers ago and it's remained a favorite ever since. It's a strange show and definitely one you have to pay attention to or you'll be lost and I still don't understand the ending, but it's addicting!

Crazy Ex Girlfriend

Okay, this one is a silly show, but I loved season 1! I tried watching season 2 in real time, but it wasn't as good so I stopped watching but the first season is great! It's another musical, but with original songs that are so catchy! I loved it!

Okay, so those are my favorite binge worthy tv shows! I'd love to hear y'alls! 











Jun 5, 2017

May Reading Recap

Y'all, I am almost ashamed to publish my May reading recap because I had such a sorry reading month. May and August are hands down my busiest months because of teaching and reading suffered because of school! Majorly suffered. I reread two books and only read two new books. 4 books, y'all! Really only 2 since the first ones were rereads. Definitely not the best month. June is already looking better, though! I can't wait to share with y'all what all I've read in June because I'm currently writing this on June 4th and I've already read 2 fabulous books!

Okay, let's get on with my May reading recap!

The first three books were all part of the To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han. I reread the first two before reading the newest and final book in the series. I did an entire post on this series here if you want to hear about them. Spoiler Alert: it's one of my favorite series of all time and the last book did NOT disappoint!

And then the only other book I read this month was Fireworks by Kate Cotugno. This one was about two friends in the 90's who move to Orlando to be a part of a girl band. They all live in an apartment complex with members of a boy band. I originally gave it a 4 out of 5 stars, but then I changed it to a 3 out of 5. It was just okay. I didn't really connect with any of the characters and the ending was sort of open ended. I much preferred the author's other book 99 Days to this one. 

Well, that was short and sweet, right?? Oh well, some months are just crazy busy while others seem to have all the time in the world. Happy summer reading, y'all!