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Why I love Olly Vitamins!

Why I love Olly Vitamins!

If you’ve been reading the blog within the past year, you probably know that I am a little obsessed with Olly Nutrition. And if you aren’t familiar with Olly, they make vitamin gummies, protein powders and protein bars that are all delicious. It’s truly like eating candy almost, except it’s actually good for you! By now, it seems like I’ve tried just about all of their products. So let me tell you exactly what supplements I take and why I love my Olly Vitamins so much!

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Tips on How to Move Forward after Losing a Parent

Tips on How to Move Forward after Losing a Parent

It’s been one year since Mom passed away. Many of you have asked how Dad is doing so today seemed like a great day to give you an update. And while today’s blog post is highly personal, hopefully it will also be helpful to anyone going through the death of a parent of loved one. I’m detailing the resources I used and tips that have helped me with the grieving process. Please consider sharing Tips on How to Move Forward after Losing a Parent.

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Celebrate National Girlfriend Day with Chico’s Girlfriend Denim

Celebrate National Girlfriend Day with Chico’s Girlfriend Denim

Tomorrow, August 1 is #NationalGirlfriendDay. It’s the day to celebrate all the female friends in our life that help us keep it together. Boy howdy, my girlfriend list is long so I want to take today to plan ahead!  Have you made any plans with your girlfriends yet? I can tell you that I am definitely celebrating in my new Chico’s girlfriend denim.

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Shop Walmart Next Day Delivery!

Shop Walmart Next Day Delivery!

Have you all heard of the new Walmart Next Day Delivery option? It has been so easy and efficient while helping my son move and decorate his new apartment. There are over 100,000 items available online to choose from that can be delivered the next business day after you order it. There’s no membership fee required, so I highly suggest taking advantage of this new feature!

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Summer Style Video Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Summer Style Video Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Occasionally, I book collaborations that bring together the business of blogging, video and print model work. This campaign is one of those occasions. I thought it would be fun to show you how this video turned out and the three looks they styled me in for the Summer Style Shoot. Let’s go behind the scenes…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Must Have Jackets and Jeans

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Must Have Jackets and Jeans

Fall is coming sooner than you may think! So I suggest stocking up on the best jackets and jeans you can before the season is in full swing. Plus, there are many lightweight jackets you can wear now. It’s always freezing indoors in the summertime, so a light jacket or cardigan is a necessity for me. Now jeans are certainly a year-round staple that you can never have too many of. Remember that you can shop all of my favorite denim from the #Nsale here.

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How to Get Glowing Skin with Beauty Bio

How to Get Glowing Skin with Beauty Bio

Y’all know how much I love Beauty Bio! I’ve written about this Dallas-based beauty brand in several blog posts like this one. And today I’m highlighting a few of my recent faves from them – the Radiance Body Oil, Protector Daily Defense Cream, and the 3-phase Reversal Treatment. Let’s dive into these products and why I enjoy using them… Plus, there’s a GIVEAWAY on the blog today!

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No7 Laboratories: Over the Counter Solution to Dark Spots

No7 Laboratories: Over the Counter Solution to Dark Spots

No7 Laboratories is a skincare brand I recently discovered and have been loving! If you’re not familiar with them, they are especially popular in the UK and have actually been around for almost 90 years. Something that I really love about No7 is that they never feature supermodels in their advertising and don’t retouch the real people that they use. This brand seems to be most well known for their age-defying skincare, but also their makeup that aims to match the skin’s true shade. You can find No7 products at stores like Ulta.

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The Benefits of IV Therapy | Eleven IV

The Benefits of IV Therapy | Eleven IV

Feeling sluggish? Run down? Having a hard time recuperating from travel and jet lag? You might want to consider IV Therapy. My June was full of travel, photo shoots and an overnight video shoot that just about did me in. I discovered Eleven IV Therapy Bar and found out that this is the quickest way to energize and infuse your body with fuel! Good news, I’m giving one away today and there is a special discount for my loyal subscribers!

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Confessions of a Binge Watcher & Amazon Prime Day!

Confessions of a Binge Watcher & Amazon Prime Day!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We hosted a casual cocktail party on Saturday night for some dear friends of ours that will be moving back to Dallas. While it was fun, we were exhausted on Sunday and took the entire day off to relax and get some much needed rest. Little known fact about me – I’m a binge watcher! Truth be told, if I have nothing going on, I love to be in my pajamas as soon as possible and settling in for some good shows, which is what we did yesterday. Do you love to binge watch shows? Today I’m listing what I’m watching and of course, I’ll be talking about Amazon Prime Day!

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Instagram Round Up | Sale Alert | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Explained

Instagram Round Up | Sale Alert | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Explained

I hope y’all had a great Fourth of July! I had a nice four-day weekend just relaxing at home with Pete. While I love a lazy holiday weekend, it’s taken me a couple of days to get back into my work rhythm. Anyone else? Every month or so, I like to put together an Instagram round up of some things I’ve been up to and cute finds I have been loving. Plus there is a Shopbop Sale Alert in today’s post as well as some final Nordstrom Anniversary Sale strategy before the Early Access launch on Friday. So let’s get into it!

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Top 10 Reasons to Book a Disney Cruise to Alaska

Top 10 Reasons to Book a Disney Cruise to Alaska

OK, if you follow me on Instagram and watched this trip play out I bet you are wondering why Pete and I were on a Disney Cruise. After all, we are empty nesters and could have taken any cruise line we wanted to while discovering Alaska. Why in the world would we want to do a cruise  with kids, characters and activities geared towards families who need endless entertainment? There’s not one reason, there are many! Simply put, let’s discover the Top 10 Reasons to Book a Disney Cruise to Alaska. Can you guess what they are? Also, do you know what to pack?

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ZO Skin Care: My Secret to Younger-Looking Skin!

ZO Skin Care: My Secret to Younger-Looking Skin!

Full disclosure: I get asked to try beauty products ALL THE TIME. I only try them if I feel the product line has something new to offer my skin that I truly need. And I will only review them if I use them myself. I have been using ZO Skin Care for several years and thought it would be a good time to share this review.

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Victoria Emerson SALE Alert: the Best 4th of July Deals!

Victoria Emerson SALE Alert: the Best 4th of July Deals!

Victoria Emerson SALE alert! From TODAY – July 7th, Victoria Emerson is offering BOGO (buy one get one free) for everything on their entire website! If you’ve never heard of this jewelry designer before, you should check out her fun pieces that have been rising in popularity lately. She seems to be most known for her signature wrap bracelets and classic watches, but also makes beaded boho cuffs, necklaces and more. I pulled together my favorites at the bottom of this post. So don’t miss her Fourth of July BOGO site-wide sale starting TODAY through this Sunday!

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Top 7 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Montana and Glacier Country NOW!

Top 7 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Montana and Glacier Country NOW!

When I discover new locations and destinations and share them on the blog, I truly get excited like a kid in a candy store! Montana captured my heart early on when I discovered Missoula and Paws Up last year. Imagine my excitement when Glacier Country Tourism invited me back to explore Whitefish and Glacier National Park. Follow along and see why you want to travel to the upper western part of Montana in the summer. Specifically, I’ll give you my Top 7 reasons why you should book a trip NOW!

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All American Style Perfect for the 4th of July

All American Style Perfect for the 4th of July

Happy JULY! Can you believe half of the year is over? Man, this year is flying by and fourth of July is almost here! I hope you are treating yourself to a summer vacation for the holiday. Who doesn’t enjoy a 4-day weekend? I always love this little break in the middle of summer since it’s so refreshing. Hopefully y’all saw my Friday blog post in time to put together your best Fourth of July outfit. The look I’m wearing in today’s post is another great option too. Plus, I’m letting you know my thoughts on Spider-Man: Far From Home. Should you see it? AND, the winner of the Forma Facial is…

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The Denim Shirt Dress, The Best Multi Seasonal Dress

The Denim Shirt Dress, The Best Multi Seasonal Dress

I’m always on the lookout for a dress that I can wear year-round. And I’m happy to say that I found one I love! This denim shirt dress is light and breezy enough for Spring and Summer with sandals or flats, and I thought it would also look very stylish with brown booties in the Fall too. I’m going to have my eye out for a new pair of booties during the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for sure. But there’s so many things I love about this denim shirt dress, so I want to share all my thoughts with you.

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Gingham Trend: This Summer’s Most Classic Trend Favorites

Gingham Trend: This Summer’s Most Classic Trend Favorites

Hello Monday, Hello SUMMER! Now that it is officially Summer, let’s talk about this season’s most classic trend –  Gingham. I love gingham because it’s trendy but also timeless. It has been a staple since the 50s and 60s, and now there are so many modern options too. This chic pattern adds so much dimension and interest to any look, so it’s great to add to your closet. The best part about the gingham trend is that it works at all price points and in all different colors. You can wear it as an accent in a handbag or shoe, or go for a full on gingham look with a dress or statement pant like mine (sold out but similar here). Now let’s discuss all the ways you can wear the gingham trend this Summer!

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Forma Facial | Does it work?

Forma Facial | Does it work?

Do you want to look younger, lifted and sculpted in your face? Want to instantly look better without going under the knife? I’ve recently completed a series of 6 Forma Facials at Eleven Wellness and I’m going to reveal my BEFORE and AFTER pictures. You tell me if you can see the difference. Does Forma Facial work? BONUS: I’m giving away one FORMA FACIAL to one lucky winner!

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Reasons to Love Cute Shirt Dresses this Season

Reasons to Love Cute Shirt Dresses this Season

I’ve definitely mentioned more than once that I love cute shirt dresses! They are just so easy, versatile and classic. I think we all can appreciate a simple work to weekend option that’s polished with both structure and femininity. Shirt dresses are light and loose, so they will conceal any problem areas for you. Or if you want to define your waist, try a belted shirt dress like mine (sold out but similar here). So why are shirt dresses so great? Let me tell you!

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