Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Round Up

Hello Friends!

I seem to be having an off day and lacking inspiration. So I thought that I would just share some of the fun things I've seen on the Internet. Hopefully next week I will be able to get some more inspiration. It will be a quiet weekend, just what I need to relax and recharge.

one// Simone Biles's "How Far I'll Go"

So I actually have not see Moana.... I know, I know how could I? My sister is obsessed with it and so I've been trying to get around to watch it. I loved this dance. Simone is just amazing and Auli'i's singing is breathtaking. Really could not stop watching it.

two// Cardboard Cutouts

This one is absolutely hilarious!!! I love people using cutouts for different things. I also like this one. It is so funny. People are so creative.

three// American Red Cross Giving Day

As you all know by now, I am a Red Crosser. Which means that I am a Red Cross Volunteer and I spend A LOT of my time doing stuff for them. I really love the agency and what they do. I know it is not always easy to do that work, but we have some amazing clients and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please, please, please check out your local chapter, or you can email me. 

Bridesmaid Dress Style 1179

four// Brideside

My friend is getting married in January. I am very excited for her wedding!! She asked me to be one of her bridesmaids. I am very excited to be a part of her special day! She found a really great website for us to order our bridesmaid dresses. It is really awesome because we order a couple sizes to our house and then we can just try them on an officially order our own dresses. It is so much more convenient than trying to find stores in each of our states.
What's on your radar?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How To Pack a Carry-On Suitcase

Hello Travelers!

Lately I've had the great luck to hit the skies and explore new places. Since most of my trips are on the shorter side of things, I haven't wanted to waste time at the check in counter or the baggage claim waiting for luggage that may or may not arrive with me.

I try my best to pack the best, most useful carry-on when I'm off on an adventure. I like to separate it all into different groups, and create packing lists. Here's what I usually try to bring.

The Essentials

The necessary "boring" things. Travel documents or medication you may need. You'll also need your passport, money, any visa info, hotel info, car rental and such. I highly recommend writing down or printing out the details of where you'll be staying and where you need to go. I always assume that my phone will work, but chances are that its running low on battery after a flight. I try to keep all the documents in my purse or backpack in a nice place all together so you don't lose any of the information.


Toiletries are difficult to travel with. Especially now with all the different TSA regulations. There are really a couple of things you need, many hotels nowadays will supplement whatever you forget so don't stress. I like to have hand sanitizer, toothbrush and toothpaste, and hand lotion handy on a plane, because its the best way to feel refreshed after a long flight. The other thing I'd absolutely bring on a plane with me is lip balm. Some other good things to travel with are travel-sized contact solution, sunscreen, face masks, and lotion.


Plane rides can be loooong and boring. Some times there's a ton of people moving around and walking and you just need to be able to hide in your own world. Noise-cancelling headphones are, also, a great thing to bring along. I personally love to bring books with me and I just read all the time. I know some people like to pre-download TV shows or movies in order to get some in air entertainment. Taking a nap is always a great idea. Don't forget to pack your phone and laptop charger!!


If you're only bringing a carry-on suitcase and purse you definitely want to try to pack your suitcase as versatile as possible, with many different clothes options to mix and match. If you are traveling with a checked bag you want to bring extra underwear and change of clothes in your carry on. You also want to bring something to keep you warm on the plane like fuzzy socks and a sweater (which can double as a pillow). Packing some snacks, like granola bars or trail mix help make trips more enjoyable.
What do you pack in your carry-on?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Graduation Dresses

Hello Friends!

I can't believe we are already more than halfway through April. That means that for many people it is graduation time!! In just a couple short weeks we are done with proms and formals and looking forward into graduation. It can be a stressful time, but also an incredibly exciting moment. One thing about graduation is getting the perfect dress. You want something that you feel amazing in and also encapsulates your time at college/high school. I graduated last year so I know how difficult it can be to find the perfect dress. Here are some that I'm particularly fond of.

Black & Navy Dresses:

     Main Image - BB Dakota 'Renley' Lace Fit & Flare Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Main Image - Lush Blouson Chiffon Skater Dress Main Image - Eliza J Mandarin Collar Shift Dress

White Dresses:

    Main Image - Tory Burch Zoe Eyelet One-Shoulder Dress
Main Image - Felicity & Coco Floral Lace Shift Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive)  

Colorful Dresses:

Main Image - Eliza J Stripe Fit & Flare Dress Main Image - Lush Blouson Chiffon Skater Dress  Main Image - Soprano Tie Sleeve Cold Shoulder Dress Main Image - Adrianna Papell Cameron Fit & Flare Dress  Main Image - Felicity & Coco Back Cutout Fit & Flare Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive)

What are you wearing to graduation?