Thursday, May 18, 2017

My Stagecoach Experience

I had the chance to go to Stagecoach this past month.  If you are unfamiliar with stagecoach (I was before now) it is a three day country music festival.  I love country music, it will forever have my heart.  I could not have been more excited!  

The festival was held in Coachella Valley in Palm Springs (the same place where they have Coachella, notice the ferris wheel).  I tried to go cowgirl chic with my outfits for the weekend, loved this fringe vest!

Staying in Palm Springs was so beautiful, just look at those palm trees!

Y'all that's Mr. Willie Nelson himself.  Such a cool thing to hear him in person.  His family was there with him on stage and they are crazy talented as well.  Seriously go look up his son.

Brett Eldrege! 

My favorite performance was without a doubt Shania Twain!!  She gave me all the 90's feels and was absolutely amazing!

She brought out Kelsea Ballerini to sing "Any Man of Mine".  It was such a surprise and oh my goodness she is so adorable.

Mrs. Twain was full of surprises and brought out no one other than Nick Jonas to sing "Party for Two".  It was such a cool thing to see!

They had these really cool art sculptures around.  This one was lit up and would change colors at night. 

Elle King was someone I was really surprised by.  I had only heard two of her songs so I was really unfamiliar.  She was really sweet and down to earth, very real.  Her voice is absolutely amazing and I have now been listening to her songs on repeat.  Especially "America's Sweetheart" and "Make You Smile".

Oh and to start the weekend off we ran into Thomas Rhett at the airport!!!

Dierks Bentley!

Dierks has a duet with Elle King so he brought her out and they were great!

It was super dusty and hot but having country music playing all day was my kind of festival.  I loved being able to break out my boots and my inner cowgirl.

Monday, May 15, 2017

TJ Maxx Haul and deal tips

I had a little time the other day and decided to stop in T.J. Maxx.  I didn't find much but what I did I got a great deal on:

I was really excited to spot these no show Puma socks on clearance for $2.

My other find was a pair of sterling silver earrings.  I found these in the jewelry section, they were missing two pairs.  I really liked the size and they were sterling silver.  I figured they might be able to give me a discount since they only had one pair.  When I went to check out I asked if there was a discount available since they were missing parts.  They said they could give it to me for $4.80!  These are such a great pair for less than $5!!

Y'all it never hurts to ask.  If you see something you like but it is damaged in some way they just might give you discount.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday

Mesh Detail Leggings: These just might be my new favorite leggings!  They are so comfortable and the mesh detail is subtly sexy.  I was afraid of the mesh detail at first, I thought it would cut into my legs and look like I was stuffed in them but they fit perfectly.  I wore these on a really long travel day and they were so comfortable.  

Walmart Reusable Coffee: We have had a Walmart Neighborhood Market for a few months and I am loving the convenience.  I always get gas there because it is so much cheaper.  They had been advertising the reusable coffee mug for less than $2 you can get refills for the rest of the year for 68 cents.  I decided to give it a try.  They have a couple different types of coffee, lots of creamer and a cappuccino machine.  I'm a sucker for some gas station cappuccinos...for less than $1 it sure beats Starbucks.    

The Office: Kyle and I watched this the year we got married and I fell in love with the show.  The characters are so well written and the comedy is hilarious.  We recently both mentioned wanting to watch it again and I am hooked again.  I love getting back into Dunder-Mifflin and the lives of the workers.  Jim and Pam are my absolute favorites (of course) but I also love Kevin and Phyllis.  Who are your favorites?   

Druzy Stone Necklace: I recently went to Stagecoach and was on a hunt for the perfect western inspired necklace.  This one is beautiful and so easy to wear.  It is the perfect neutral color and adds boho flair to an outfit.  I found it at Gypsy Ragazza and am loving all the jewelry on this site.  

Cow Shirt: Cows are my absolute favorite.  If I see a cow on something I need it.  This shirt is from Farm Life Outfitters and they were sweet enough to send me one.  I am in love!  It is such a simple design and I love the support they give for agriculture.  I can see paring this with a colorful kimono or denim shirt and a fun western inspired necklace...maybe the one I just talked about.  

What have you been loving lately?   

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Workout Clothes Unboxing

I recently discovered Ellie, an activewear subscription service.  
Every month you’ll receive 5 amazing items for your active lifestyle. Your usual box can include a sports bra, a top, leggings or capris, a jacket, accessories (a tote maybe), and a piece of equipment.
I thought it was a really interesting idea.  They were sweet enough to send me a box to check out.  

My May box included a really cute strappy sports bra (so cute I'm totally fine if it shows), bright mesh leggings, and mesh detail tank.  They also throw in a few workout tools, this month I got an arm band phone holder and grip strengtheners.  

The cost is $49.95 a month.  This seems a little steep at first but when you are getting an entire workout outfit the price makes sense.   

I'm pretty obsessed with the leggings and sports bra.  Mesh leggings are so on trend at the moment and I am excited to have this cute pair in capri form.  The bra is so fun!  I might even wear it when I am not working out.  Go out Ellie and let me know if you get anything different in your box! 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

What I Read in April

This monthly read is coming to you a little late...April was a little crazy with Kyle finishing up his semester and a pretty big trip to California (post coming later).  I got through two books, and they were really really good ones:

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty: This is my second book by Liane Moriarty and it did not disappoint.  She has a way of making the characters come to life.  They are so real, with flaws.  This book follows the story of three mothers.  Their children are all in the same class and it follows the dramas of parents.  It starts off with someone being dead, you spend the rest of the book trying to figure out what happened.  The twists and turns and surprises are well written.  I would definitely recommend. This book has been turned into an HBO series which I started but didn't' finish because it had a few things different from the book and I wasn't completely into it.  Have you watched it?  What did you think?

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: "So how children, does the brain, which lives without a spark of light, build for us a world full of light?"  This book is a must read, it was one of those books that stick with you.  It was haunting and beautiful.  The book is really two stories set during World War II, following two children growing up in two different countries.  The narration moves back and forth in both time and place, between the two main characters.  The writing was beautifully poetic and mesmerizing, I could not put it down.  Anthony Doerr says: "The title is a reference first and foremost to all the light we literally cannot see: that is, the wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum that are beyond the ability of human eyes to detect (radio waves, of course, being the most relevant).  It's also a metaphorical suggestion that there are countless invisible stories still buried within World War II - that stories of ordinary children, for example, are a kind of light we do not typically see.  Ultimately, the title is intended as a suggestion that we spend too much time focused on only a small slice of the spectrum of possibility."        
I loved the theme of interconnectedness throughout the story, the crossing of the invisible lines and how they influenced each other.  It was emotional and beautiful, a story not to be missed.  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday

Emergen-C: Yes that's right, the vitamin drink mix is one of my favorites this week.  I received a sample of the Mango Apricot flavor and fell in love, only to find out it was discontinued.  I went to Target a couple of weeks ago and found the triple berry flavor on clearance.  I figured I would go ahead and pick it up.  Now it is no Mango Apricot but it tastes pretty good and I feel like it can only be doing good for my immunity.  

When Calls the Heart: Erin Kakow is pretty much the cutest thing ever.  She is the main character in this Hallmark show.  The storyline follows Elizabeth, a woman from high society, who moves to a small coal mining town to teach school.  She gets  culture shock but eventually finds her place.  The story is really sweet and bubble gummy but I got sucked in and have really been enjoying it.  P.S. it is on Netflix.  

Simply Nature Creamy Coconut Bars: Oh my goodness these are my new favorite things!  I saw these at Aldi and they just jumped into my cart.  They are creamy and have just enough coconut flavor to not be overpowering.  They have other flavors there and I can't wait to try those too.  

Rose Quartz Necklace: Jack Jack and Co was sweet enough to send me this necklace and I am in love!  It is the perfect simple piece to wear alone or layer with other items.  I love simple dainty necklaces thrown on together.  I am loving the rose quartz as well.  They also have just recently released dainty essential oil diffuser necklaces.    

Gekks: I saw these socks advertised on the Money Saving Mom (love her!) and thought they looked really cool.  I have a couple pairs of shoes where it is hard to wear normal socks because either they show or they never feel right in the shoe.  These socks solve that!  They are a revolutionary sock that stick to your shoe and stays there.  They are made with silver in the yarn which is supposed to keep your feet from stinking.  I have a pair in my floral booties that I couldn never get socks to work with and love them!  Check them out and use my code ThriftyGinger5 for $5 off your order!     

Monday, April 24, 2017

What to wear to Stagecoach...or a Country Music Concert

I am so excited to head to Stagecoach this weekend!  I love country music and Stagecoach is like Coachella but country.  It's three days of nothing but country music and I cannot wait!  The lineup this year includes Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain, and Dierks Bentley to name just a few.   I have been preparing my outfits for a while and thought I would share a few: 

I love layers so for my outfits I started with a simple base and then threw on layers and lots of jewelry.  This black dress and vest are Target (but I got them from Dirt Cheap).  The bag and necklace are my favorites from Gypsy Ragazza.  If you need any western accessories check them out!  Boots are Old West that I have had for years and love them!

Same black dress different layers.  I have been loving kimonos and this pretty floral one is from Stay Warm In Style.  This necklace was a Walmart find and I'm obsessed!

Another Stay Warm Kimono along with a chambray Target dress.

Be sure to check back, I'll be posting pictures from the festival!