Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy Hour Time

Well…Helloooo there Friday! It is about showed up, whatever took you so long to arrive. I absolutely cannot that this is the last weekend of January – 2015 is already starting to fly by. Sometimes I wish I could hit a pause button just so I can enjoy a pleasant moment a little bit longer. Since it is the last weekend of January and the Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 1, be sure to make it a weekend full of good memories and time well spent with friends and family. Cheers! 

P.S. Today is the last day to enter the Amy Ruth Designs giveaway for a chance to win an Amy Ruth Designs monogrammed/personalized phone case of your choice – if you would like to enter CLICK HERE!

“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
~ Marilyn Monroe

Drink Special!
El Presidente
2 ounces light rum
1 tablespoon pineapple juice
1 teaspoon grenadine
1 tablespoon lime juice
Ice cubes
Orange twist for garnish
Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Antiques & Garden Show at Music City Center, Friday, January 30 – Sunday, February 1
Southhaven, MS: Mississippi Riverkings v. Pensacola Ice Flyers at Landers Center, Friday, January 30
Owensboro, KY: Tri-State Kids Fair at Bluegrass, Blues, and Barbecue, Saturday, January 31 – Sunday, February 1
Hilton Head, SC: Oyster Roast at Whole Foods Market, Saturday, January 31 – Sunday, February 1, 1:00pm
Ocean Springs, MS: Ocean Springs Carnival Association Inaugural Masquerade Ball at Ocean Springs Civic Center, Saturday, January 31, 7:00pm

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Beauty Survival Kit

I think it is safe to say that every girl can appreciate good makeup; after all, let’s face it…makeup is to a woman as candy is to child. I was recently received an email about the Beauty Survival Kit {click here to see kit} Macy’s has created with the help of a few beauty influencers. The Beauty Survival Kit is an interactive guide that features products and tips and style experts to help you looking beautiful for when you’re on the go!

Seven beauty/fashion/makeup experts such as Jamie Stone, Kate Bryan, and Carly Heitlinger, just to name a few, were asked to take part in the creation of the Beauty Survival Kit. For me personally, I like more of a natural look that is not going to take a long time to achieve, but I also like to jazz things up with a smoky eye every now and then for a fun night out. That being said, I am always interested to learn about other beauty products and hear what products work for other people. Needless to say I was quite intrigued when I opened my email to the beauty guide – definitely planning to try out of few of the products included in the beauty kit.
Along with the interactive Beauty Survival Kit Macy’s is also offer a free gift with purchase, this and this {gifts are subject to change weekly}; exciting right!? When using the interactive Beauty Survival Kit you are able to click on different items to see what beauty expert recommended it, and a few tips for using the product. Be sure to check it out! Just because you are pressed for time doesn’t mean you can’t look your best – the items included in this kit just happen to be perfect for those day when you are running short on time!

The beauty tips shared in the Beauty Survival Kit are aimed to help women achieve a low maintenance but beautiful look! If you know of any other products that you think should be included in the Beauty Survival Kit please feel free to share them on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MyBeautySurvivalKit.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ingredients For A Good Night's Sleep

Call me particular, but if my sheets don’t feel right, I’m not comfortable in the pajamas I have on, and if I haven’t read for a little while before I attempt to go to sleep it is more than likely going to be a long night. Please tell me someone else out there is as particular with their sheets and pajamas as I am… I love the feeling of climbing into a bed that feel fresh and fluffy, having on the perfect pair of pajamas, and settling down with a good book while drinking some water.  

Reading a little before I go to bed, even if it is just five minutes, helps me to unwind. I prefer somewhat of a light read right before I go to bed. Right now I am reading The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith {aka J.K. Rowling}. I’m not too far into the book yet but so far it has been enjoyable and a good bedtime read.
Pajamas are the most important ingredients for a good night's sleep in my honest opinion. If you have on scratchy pajamas, pajamas that are too big, lose pajamas when you feel like having on fitted pajamas, pajamas that are too small, etc. you’re more than likely not going to sleep well in a pair of pajamas you aren’t comfortable in. Here are a few pajamas that I have been loving as of late.
Make fun of me all you want, but the Pottery Barn Teen and the Pottery Barn Kids has some of the best bed sheets. I promise you, you just cannot beat the flannel sheet from PB Teen and PB Kids, plus they have really cute print. Another one of my all time favorite bed sheets are the Ralph Lauren sheets. The heavy cotton Ralph Lauren uses to make his sheets is just a dream, and a monogram just happens to be to perfect to basically any of his sheet sets.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Valentine's Day Dress Ideas

If it weren’t for all the holiday and the occasional snow showers during the winter months I am not sure if I would enjoy the cold weather months as much as I do. In my opinion there is a reason there is a holiday every month when the weather turns cold – it’s a distraction and gives people something to get excited about.

I will confess I am “one of those people” who never really knows a 100% what they are wearing till the of. It just depends on my mood. Regardless of if you are someone who plans outfits out weeks in advance or wait to till the day of it is always a good idea to have a few outfit ideas in mind. Whether you are planning on have a low key night, dinner out with a few friends, or have an exciting date for Valentine’s Day here are a few dresses that would be perfect for any of those.