Picture Tutorial of Loose Waves for Long Hair

Loose Curls Picture Tutorial

Today I am sharing a picture tutorial of how I get the loose curls you often see in my Instagram photos.   In previous posts I have shared some time saving tools and products but I have been shy to get up close and personal with my aging face to do a tutorial.   That’s actually one of the reasons I didn’t do a video tutorial of these loose curls but it’s also nice to not have to watch 5 minutes…

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Memorial Day Weekend Sales – Best of Women’s Fashion

the best memorial day weekend sales 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Sales Have BEGUN! The Memorial Day Weekend Sales have started!   If you’re interested in women’s fashion I have rounded up some great items that are on sale.  I included my favorite places to shop online in the list below.  I selected some of my favorite items but if you’re hiding from the forecast (which calls for a lot of rain in Connecticut) it’s a good weekend browse the sales online.  There are tons of women’s Summer wardrobe…

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Round-Up: Neutral Summer Essentials

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Round-up

Nordstrom Sale Round-up!!! Nordstrom started their half yearly sale today.  It’s a great time to stock up on Summer wardrobe essentials while you can get them on sale.   From breezy dresses and tops under $30 to tons of block heel and wedge sandals 40% off there are so many great items on deep discount.  I’ll be sharing many of the pieces from my own closet that are on sale on Instagram but I am also doing a Nordstrom sale round-up here with things…

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Clothes,Outfits,Summer Outfits,Uncategorized

Summer Outfit Ideas – An Instagram Round-Up (Part 1)

summer outfit ideas - white off the shoulder top with rope necklace and Zac Zac Posen Eartha bag

Sharing a round-up of some Summer outfit ideas from my Instagram page today.  If you follow along you know I love white and denim.  I can’t seem to convince my husband each white top offers something new and unique.  My Summer outfit ideas include lots of sandals and I love a wedge because they’re easy to walk in while elongating the legs.  I also tend to build most of my Summer outfit ideas around white or blue denim shorts because they’re…

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Weekend Sale Favorites – Get Summer Ready with Sandals and Dresses

weekend sale favorites - summer sandals and beachy dresses

Today I am quickly sharing my weekend sale favorites with you.   The next two weekends will be be a great time for sale shopping to stock your Summer wardrobe.  I’ve rounded-up some beachy wardrobe favorites on sale.  Flowing, light dresses, designer sandals, and the perfect denim cutoffs are all included in weekend sales. Some fabulous sandals and accessories on deep discount: Summer clothing staples: I’d love to hear what your favorite places to shop for Summer clothes are.  …

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Blogging Tips,Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family)

RewardStyle Conference 2017 Recap Part 2

rewardstyle conference 2017 recap: topshop garden lunch

Today I’m sharing more about my time in Dallas for the RewardStyle Conference 2017.  If you remember from the first part of my conference recap I left off at time hacks to optimize one’s blogging schedule.  Today I’m diving into two other classroom sessions I attended and my experience with brand meetings. RewardStyle Conference 2017 Class 2: SEO SEO (search engine optimization) is a tech term way above the head of a gal (me) who wanted to start a website to share…

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Clothes,Outfits,Summer Outfits,Uncategorized

Summer Outfit Ideas with a Long Striped Cardigan

summer outfit ideas - summer duster cardigan over tank

  In this post I’m sharing a few Summer outfit ideas that include this long cardigan.  You might know by now my Summer outfit ideas always include a little cellulite camo and this long duster cardigan helps that cause.  I’m actually working on a post exclusively talking about how I’ve reduced the appearance of the dimpling I have on the back of my thighs but until then – this long striped cardigan is perfect coverage. Because I live in New England I…

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Clothes,Outfits,Spring Outfits,Uncategorized

Summer Trend Spotlight: Step Hem Skinny Jeans

step hem skinny jeans casual outfit

As a major denim lover, I am excited to share a current Spring/Summer denim trend, step hem skinny jeans.   I had been admiring the few pairs I saw this time last year but never pulled the trigger…until now.  Today, I’m sharing a few looks that include 2 pairs of step hem skinny jeans. I try to blog about outfits that are within reach of the everyday gal (like myself).   There are certain places within my wardrobe I can justify…

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Blogging Tips,Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family),Uncategorized

What I learned and did at the Reward Style Conference 2017 (Part 1)

rewardstyle conference 2017 recap - the pool party

It was a huge honor to be invited to the RewardStyle 2017 Conference. I joined RewardStyle in June 2016 and somehow was considered to be in the top tier of influencers and got the exclusive invite to the conference (thanks to all of you!!).   It was a blast and super busy the whole time down there.   Everyone I met was extremely nice and supportive….I can’t say enough good things about the crowd that attended and the team that hosted.…

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Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family),Personal

5 Ideas To Help Kids Give Back with Toms

5 ideas to help kids give back to their community

  This post is sponsored by TOMS and contains affiliate links. I am so excited to partner with TOMS today for a post with 5 ideas to help kids give back.  I have diverged from more “mommy” blog topics but in my day-to-day the mom job is what consumes most of my time.  Like most moms I put a huge amount of pressure on myself to raise up fabulous humans who are healthy, kind, and cool.  The toddler psyche is a tough one,…

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