Monday, June 19, 2017

Swap Consignment Haul

I recently discovered Swap Consignment and I am obsessed!  Y'all know I love to thrift and I am all about a good deal.  This site lets you thrift online, what could be better than sitting in your pajamas, binge watching netflix, finding a good deal?

I had a trip to California that I was shopping for and I ended up finding a piece that I really loved:

I love a good maxi dress and as soon as I saw this Hollister one I knew I had to have it!  The pattern is really pretty and it is so light and comfortable.  I love the sheer layer and keyhole cutout.  The back is open and laced up, I'm not really into showing all my skin (I'm more modest) so I threw on my favorite denim vest.  Oh and this dress was $5. 

I also found two pairs of athletic leggings, you can never have to many.  Those Nike ones are so cute!  They were also less than $10 each, can't beat that! 

If you are a fan of thrifting...or just a good deal go check out Swap!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

What I Read in May

I don't even know how it happened but this month I somehow read five books...

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell:  This one was just ok.  I really enjoyed the TV series that was on the CW a while back.  This was similar to the TV show but made me dislike Carrie a little, don't ask me why I just did.  It was also a little rougher and honestly I preferred the TV show...

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham: If you have been around for a while you know I love Poldark.  For those of you unfamiliar with this, Poldark is a show on Masterpiece on PBS and it is amazing!!  When I found out it was a book series I knew I had to check it out.  The basic story line is the same but there are a lot of separate stories and details that were left out of the show.  I loved the book and really enjoyed getting to get back into the world of Ross Poldark.  Maybe it will hold me off until season 3 starts back.  

Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella: I am a fan of the Shopaholic series and anything by Sophie Kinsella.  I know I have reviewed a few of her books on here before.  They are light and fun, an easy read.  This book follows Becky on another crazy adventure, this time into motherhood.  She is pregnant and obviously wants to buy everything for her baby.  Lots of drama and hilarious antics from Becky are to be expected.  If you are a fan of the series check it out, it was a fun read.        

Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews: I have read a few books by Mrs. Andrews before and this one did not disappoint.  It follows BeBe (pronounced "Bay-Bay") a true southern belle from Savannah, Georgia who has been wronged by a man.  She sets out to get her revenge and finds herself in the process.  It was an easy read and perfect for summer.  

The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch: I think this book was a Dollar Tree find from some point.  I was just so-so on this one.  It follows Alex as she leaves her home in California to move in with her grandmother in Georgia.  Her grandmother is the head of the Magnolia League, a longstanding debutante society in Savannah.  Alex is being primed to take over but isn't so sure she wants it.  The more she learns about the society the weirder things get.  Lots of hoodoo and dark secrets are buried.  It was a strange book and I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters or really find myself liking them.  It was an interesting idea but the story just felt a little flat.

What have you read lately?      

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul: Home Decor, Makeup and Groceries

Y'all the Dollar Tree has been killing it lately and I cannot stop going!  They are always getting new stock in and you never know when they are going to slip in a brand name product.  They have also been stepping up their game in their own products.  Alright here's what I picked up:

I went in to find these aluminum trays.  I want to start preparing freezer meals for the week and I thought these would be perfect to store them.  I have used them and they work great for two people.  They are a little flimsy so be gentle with them and bake them on a pan.

They come three to a pack and each one has a cardboard lid.  I like them because you just throw your meal in the container, write the directions on the lid and pop them in the freezer.

I also picked up a pack of circular ones to try.

I have been meaning to pick up a delicates bag for laundry for a long time and Dollar Tree delivered.  I haven't tested this one yet (so it may fall apart) but it feels like good quality.

These are a Dollar Tree staple for us.  Flossing with regular floss is hard but these little guys make it so much easier that we floss pretty much every day.

I have really been into fruity teas lately and thought I would pick this one up.  The flavor seems on par with the other tea bags I have tried.

This was in the spring section and I thought it was to cute!  I think it would be really cute to use for storage/decor and add that little rustic farmhouse vibe.

I found this guy in the storage and organization aisle.  It s meant for adding extra space in cabinets but I am planning on using it to create more space in my bathroom.  It isn't the sturdiest so I probably wouldn't put anything super heavy on it but for smaller items it will work.

I found more of these Revlon Parfumerie nail polishes!  I got the Spun Sugar which is a really pretty silvery color and Pink Pineapple which is the prettiest baby pink color.

My Dollar Tree had TONS of these acrylic makeup organizers...seriously where were these 5 years ago??  They are really great for holding lipstick, nail polish and any little makeup items.  I have one that I ordered online years ago for much more and they are the same quality.

The last thing were these two pretty mountain nature art prints.  I just really liked them.  They have that beautiful watercolor look and I love anything depicting the mountains.

Have you found anything a the Dollar Tree lately?  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Thrift Haul

I recently went thrifting and found a handful of goodies...for $3.50!!
Yellow tag clothes were 50 cents and shoes were $1.  
I found a pair of black booties and a pair of metallic Stuart Weitzman heels.  Those alone were worth the trip.  I also found a pair of American Eagle jeans and a floral sundress.  My favorite find of the day was this faux leather jacket!  It is so soft and I love the fit.  Now I just have to wait until it gets cold again to wear it.

Have you found anything good at the thrift stores lately?  

Friday, June 2, 2017

Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday

Joey Feek: I had heard about Joey and Rory before but never really listened to their music.  Over Christmas we watched the story of Joey and her lost battle with cervical cancer.  She was such an interesting and strong lady.  Her album "If Not For You" has been something I find myself listening to and have fallen in love.  She released it in 2005 and the songs are beautiful.  Her voice is beautiful and the story told through the music and behind the music is what makes it.   

Cheers: Kyle and I have been watching this for months and are on season 3.  This was a show my parents watched when I was younger and I remember a few episodes.  The writing is really good, characters are likable and it has really good humor.  If you haven't seen it all the seasons are on Netflix, it's worth a watch.  

Gala Apples: This is a weird favorite...but I have really been enjoying Gala apples.  Not just any apples it has to be a Gala.  I never used to like apples, they were fine but I wouldn't pick one up and be excited about it.  Gala's are sweeter and have a crispness that I love.  If you haven't tried them, I recommend them.  

Simple Addiction Capri Leggings: I have talked about Simple Addiction a few times before.  I am a big fan of their regular leggings.  They just recently released a capri legging collection for spring and I had t get pair.  They are the same quality as the long version and I love them.  They are the softest leggings ever!  They also have a wide waistband so they don't dig into your skin and are so comfortable!  I love to wear leggings and tunics but sometimes a long pair is just too hot, these are perfect!  Plus use code ginger15 to get 15% off!!     

Joseph Nogucci Bracelet: I found these bracelets on instagram and loved the classic look.  They have all different colors and beads.  The items are made with high quality pieces and you can definitely feel it.  They also always have some kind of deal going on (you know I'm all about that).  Right now they are offering your choice of a free bracelet (of your choice) and you just pay for shipping (right under $6).  These bracelets are so pretty to layer and create a fun arm party.

What have you been loving this week?   

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cracker Barrel Haul: 80% Off Clearance

Kyle and I went to Cracker Barrel for an after church lunch, which was delicious by the way!  As we were walking in I saw the flash of a red sign and heard the clearance section calling.  

The clearance was marked at 80% off, this is the highest discount I have ever seen them do.  I have only ever seen 70 we went a little crazy.

This ring dish was $1.60 and perfect to keep around for a gift.

This rooster spoon rest was adorable and I'm planning to give it to my Mom (hopefully she won't read this...)  It was  $2.00.

This was another item I am saving for a gift, I really like to gift stockpile.  at less than $3 it was a great deal.

This syrup was a little over $1 and we couldn't pass it up.

At less than $2 this jam was a must try.  They have a new burger on the menu featuring this jam.

I had noticed the Reba collection a few months ago and loved it.  So finding it on clearance I had to have it!  I ended up stacking these bracelets for Stagecoach to add a western flair.  They were less than $4 for the set.

These crystal earrings were so pretty and at $2 I thought they were a perfect piece to add to an outfit.

These are another gift item, Reba earrings for $2, win!

Y'all I hit the jackpot on the clearance here!  Seriously I will be checking Cracker Barrel more often to see there deals.  If anyone knows their clearance schedule please let me know!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Spring Disney Trip, Last Time for Wishes

These pictures have been a long time coming.  I went to Disney for a week in February/March and it was wonderful!  Epcot was doing the Flower and Garden Festival so they had the topiaries and all the food (even more than usual).  Here's a showcase of some of my favorite pictures from the trip: 

We stumbled on an airplane skywriter in the Magic Kingdom, just a little extra magic.

Dinosaur Land in Animal Kingdom is such a cute area!  It is one of my favorite parts of the park.  Primeval Whirl anyone??

This picture was such a lucky happening.  They were doing these Tangled pictures for just a short time and we stumbled on them at the themed restrooms.  There was definitely a line but it was such a neat picture opportunity, definitely worth the wait.

My last time seeing Wishes!  So sad it is gone but I am excited to see the new firework show.

Festival of Fantasy!!

Disney is always a fun trip!  Let me know your favorite things to do at Disney!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ross Haul

I hadn't been in Ross in months and decided to stop in to see what kind of deals I find.  

I have been wanting a french press for a long time since I had heard raving reviews.  I have only used it once but the quality of the coffee was great!  It does take a little more time so it has become a weekend thing at our house.

I was really excited to find these pyrex storage dishes.  My husband uses these to take his lunch to work in.  We didn't have enough to last the whole week so adding more to the collection was great and the price was awesome! 

What have you found lately?

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.