Friday, March 28, 2014

Five on Friday

TGIF, friends! I am so happy the weekend is here. I'm joining in on the Five on Friday fun again this week.

one.
I'm loving that I'm hosting over at the Blog Baton on Instagram today. Follow along to see what I'm up to today.

two.
I'm loving these Jack Rogers jellies. Wouldn't they be perfect for my trip to Florida next month? There will be much relaxation by the pool.

three. 

I'm loving the sushi rolling class I attended this week with some girlfriends from the Kappa alumni group in Charlotte. The guys at Sushi Guru were just amazing and I feel {pretty} prepared to try making my own sushi at home one day. 

four. 
I'm loving that the weekend is finally here. Due to our field trip, I worked about sixty hours this week and am totally exhausted. There will be lots of relaxation in my weekend ahead. 

five. 
I'm loving this cute pink and olive rugby dress from none other than Old Navy that I picked up recently. It is just perfect for this transitional weather. 

What are you loving today? 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Little Hiatus

Hi there, friends.

Its been a little quiet around here lately. I've unintentionally taken a little hiatus. Things have just been busy. 

I love teaching and I really like my school but right now I am just feeling totally, completely worn out. This is a busy time of year with the start of standardized testing (we took our writing portion last week), and lots of meetings and events. This month I've had 26 meetings after the work day and I am finding myself just feeling so tired.

On a happier note, my kiddos and I are off to the Charleston area for a field trip this week and spring break is right around the corner. Corey and I will be heading down to Naples, Florida to visit with his parents during my spring break.  I am so looking forward to shopping, soaking up some sun, and sipping wine on the lanai.

During my little hiatus from blogland, we celebrated sweet Riley's 4th birthday. He is so very spoiled and once again celebrated with a pupcake and an overpriced dog toy.





I've made it a personal goal recently to find more time for myself. That's a lot easier said than done for an overachiever like myself. I did however get off to a good start when a friend and I organized a monthly wine club for five close friends. More to come on that soon. 

I've also tried to squeeze in more time for brunching with friends, getting back into my exercise routine,  and loving on my husband. Finding time to blog is next on my list. Thanks, girls, for sticking around in the meantime. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lilly and Estee Lauder


Have any of you been perusing the make-up counter at Macy's lately? If not, you are totally missing out.  Lilly Pulitzer and Estée Lauder have joined forces once again to bring customers great product samples in a reallllly cute bag.
I have to admit I have previously never tried Estée Lauder but this adorable gift-with-purchase has totally motivated me. I mean who doesn't love a cute cosmetic bag and great products in a size you can carry with you?  
This bag and its contents are free with any $35 Estée Lauder purchase at Macy's through March 23rd only. This bag contains a night repair serum, volumizing mascara, make-up removing lotion, moisturizer, and a lipstick and eyeshadow pallet in your choice of subtle or bold. 

Will you be stopping by Macy's to pick up one of these for yourself?



Friday, March 7, 2014

5 on Friday!

Happy Friday, friends! I am so glad the weekend is here. Any fun plans your way? 

Today I am linking up with April and Christina + friends for 5 on Friday. 

one.
I am loving this lavender aromatherapy bubble bath from Bath and Body Works. Things have been busy, busy, busy around these parts so this really helps me unwind before bed.

two.
I'm loving these super cute booties from C. Wonder. I have a couple pairs of heeled booties I love but the heels are a little high for me to wear to work. I'm needing something more casual. Now the question is....to add a pair of boots to my closet now or just move right along to spring?

three.
I'm loving that in a little over a month I will be in Florida relaxing on the lanai sipping a glass of white wine. #isitspringbreakyet

four.
I'm loving that even though the weather has been pretty cold this week, it has been warm the last two weekends when it really counts. We even took our first boat trip out last weekend. Maybe spring is finally on its way? 

five.
I did a little redesign last night to Lipstick, Lattes, and Lesson Plans. I'm loving this cute, spring look. I still haven't posted in what feels like ages but maybe this is a step back in the right direction?

Happy Friday!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Beside the Bed

Something about the nightstand in our guest bedroom just doesn't seem quite finished. I can not quite put my finger on it, but there is definitely something missing. A perfectly styled nightstand can be so pretty and really add so much to a room. Here are some of my favorite looks...






What are your favorite tips and tricks for styling the night stand?