Happy Monday lovelies! I hope you’ve recovered from your crazy Thanksgiving festivities and are on the mend. My Thanksgiving was quite busy in San Antonio; David and I spent it with his family and friends. Frankly, I’m still stuffed from all of the food! I think I had about five plates of turkey and stuffing by the end of the day. No regrets! This season is so wonderful for yummy treats but so terrible for my waistline.
Since Christmas is now in full swing, I went and browsed the Target dollar section to see what holiday goodies I could find and I wasn’t disappointed! They had cute Christmas salt and pepper shakers, wrapping paper, snow globe place cards, hats and mittens, and plenty of glittery items! I bought Christmas themed dish towels (with Christmas trees on them, of course) and this adorable pink Christmas tree I wanted to share with you guys!
You’ll never guess how much it cost! It was $3! You don’t even know how excited I am about something so small and simple. The ornaments were also $3 for the whole box. The Target dollar spot is my favorite place to find fun little decorative items like this for cheap. I think we can all relate to how hard it is to go into the store just needing one thing and not come out with an additional $50 worth of stuff. The struggle is real!
Where will I be putting my new pink tree? On my desk at work of course! I like to add a little merriment wherever I go. Hopefully no one in the office will mind all of the glitter that follows! Anyway, tell me about your recent Target dollar section finds in the comments! I love to see what other Targets have in their dollar spots!
Good morning friends! I’m so glad it’s finally Thursday. Tomorrow I get to go home for the first time in 7 months to see my family! I’m so excited to get a home cooked meal and cuddle my sweet little kitty! You know that saying “home is where your mom is?” Well, it’s the truth. Nothing beats walking in the front door and being surrounded by love.
In other news, how pretty is the dress I’m wearing?! Tulip Boutique in Kansas City sent me the dress as part of their monthly ‘Tulip Twist’ contest (which should be on their Facebook page sometime today if you don’t mind casting a vote!) The dress is really easy to slip on and looks really chic with the fun asymmetric hem. I love that it’s appropriate for the office and even for a night out!
Let’s also talk about my hat. It was a steal at J. Crew for $9 on clearance (link here)! I went to one of their factory outlets and saw it sitting there in all it’s marked down glory. I have a black sunhat but it just absorbs the heat and sunlight so this neutral one is perfect for the Dallas heat! The hat is really structured and well-made, which I certainly appreciate.
Moving on to other accessories, my necklace was also a great find at New York & Co. for $4 on clearance as well! I’ve gotten so many compliments on it and it looks good with so many different outfits. The nautical knot detail in the center gives it that extra something an otherwise boring gold necklace needs. Also, my heels are from the Target Merona collection last year! I can’t say they’re the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn because let’s be honest, Target shoes aren’t that well-made. However, they look really cute if you’re only going to be sitting at your desk all day. Walking around might really bother your feet!
Let me know if you like the look!
Happy hump day everyone! Wednesdays will always be a favorite day of the week for me (besides Saturdays) because it’s like a light at the end of the tunnel. Friday is almost here and I can convince myself to keep going for another two days. Mid-week pick-me-ups like a little shopping trip, dinner out, or a fresh manicure are always a great motivator for me as well. Last week, I sent one of my best friends a care package to give her some encouragement as she goes through this semester at college. When I was in school, my mom used to send them to me a lot and it always made my day! Here are some basic things to put in a care package that won’t break the bank!
Inexpensive Care Packages
Start with the fabulous Target dollar section! That dollar spot stole my heart a long time ago. The goodies you can find in there are so cute and so affordable. If I’m looking for little things to put in a package, I always start here. The paper straws, pencils, notecards, and memo mousepad are all from the dollar spot!
I also like to go to the clearance sections of beauty stores like Ulta because often times they have lip glosses or nail polishes on sale and those are always fun to include. If you’re sending your package through the postal service, be sure to check with the post office about how you should send the package if there are any liquids in it.
If you plan on sending a box as opposed to just a padded envelope, a coffee mug is also a fun thing to send! You can pad it with cute socks or pretty tissue paper for added glamor. A few other cute things to include are kiddy band aids (think Disney), small bag of coffee, bubble gum, seasonal decorations (‘Happy Easter’ banner), tassel garland, or $5 gift cards to a few places.
A care package will definitely brighten your friend’s day! It always nice knowing that someone is thinking of you and wants to show that they care. Just the other day my mom sent me a cute cupcake notepad and $20 buy a coffee maker! My day was totally made!
On this Wednesday morning, happiness is staying in my polar bear pajamas until whenever I please! Soaking it in until I start working full time and trade my cozy outfit for a pencil skirt. My closet is certainly full of fun skirts and dresses to choose from, but I don’t think there’s any skirt or work appropriate outfit that will be comfier than flannel pajamas.
A good night’s sleep leaves us feeling refreshed and ready for the day. When it comes to what I sleep in, it has to be comfortable and super cute! You’re right, no one sees my pjs except for me and my cat, but looking good is feeling good in my book. I’ve rounded up a few of the cutest pajamas on the Internet to share with you (and they’re all under $25!) Enjoy!
Pajamas are one of those things that I can never have enough of (similar to my coffee mug obsession.) When I see a cute set of them, I have to buy one in every color. Sometimes I don’t even look because I know I’ll be tempted to buy! One of my favorite places to find cute pajamas on sale is the Victoria’s Secret outlet. I’ve been to several and they always have PJ sets on sale for $19. If you’re ever near by one of the outlets, stop in to see what you can find!
Leave a comment with your favorite PJs!
Thank goodness it’s Friday! I figured today would be a good day to post this because I’m sure quite a few of us have messed up on our diets or fitness regiments and will be “starting” again on Monday. To be honest, I haven’t even begun to try and work out or eat healthier again. Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m still getting settled in my new city!
The apartment I’ll be moving into has a great gym on site and hopefully next week I’ll mosey on over to the gym a few times. I think the most exciting part of starting a new fitness regime is getting to stock your gym bag and buy a few new workout clothes. Is there anything more motivating than new gym stuff? Maybe just the cute bikini you’ll slip into this summer!
What’s in My Gym Bag
- Workout Leggings- The stretchy pants the hit mid-calf are the most flattering in my opinion. I find most of mine at Marshall’s for around $15. Hint: Buy them in prints because it conceals any lumps you might not want everyone to see!
- Gym Shoes- Simple, right? It drives me crazy when I see someone wearing Sperry’s to lift weights. My best tip for getting gym shoes like the Under Armor ones above is to wait for Dick’s Sporting Goods to have their semi-annual sale.
- Deodorant Spray- Dove has a good spray that I like. Before I workout, I spray it behind my knees and around my feet. Other weight lifters appreciate it!
- Water Bottle- Fill it with ice cubes and lemon wedges for a refreshing thirst quencher.
- Weight Lifting Gloves- I love these to prevent blisters, but you have to be sure to wash them often to prevent stink and bacteria!
- Good Sports Bra- Victoria’s Secret makes a few great ones but I’m not paying $50 for something I’ll sweat in. I found the one above in Target and absolutely loved it! It clasps in the back and provides a lot more support. Best part? It’s only $16!
Not pictured: Great anti-chafe cream! When you hit the tread mill, your thighs tend to rub together and get sore. Monistat makes a good chafe cream you can buy at Wal Mart for a few dollars. Leave a comment with what’s in your gym bag!