Weekend Recap!

Hi Friends! Last week I spent the week with my mom in Boone & worked from there all week. It was SO nice to be there. The weather was cold cool & we had some really pretty days. Really the main objective of the trip was to meet my mom & dad's new puppy Lincoln. Just warning you that this post will be puppy picture heavy.

I have always loved the Boone & Blowing Rock area. I grew up visiting there & I just love the charm of Blowing Rock and the college town atmosphere of Boone. It really is the BEST place & awesome for exploring (hiking, fishing, eating & shopping).

I was pretty much tied to my desk during the day working but we got out a little bit and of course played with Lincoln until he could barely keep his eyes open.

We made Banana Pudding one night & it was sooooo good. This one is made with Chessmen Cookies instead of Nilla Wafers. Try it. You won't be disappointed. You can find the recipe on my Pinterest here.

We hit up the Local Lion for coffee and donuts one morning. The donuts were great & the coffee was just ok to me. I would definitely go back though!

 That next weekend, my grandparents were there as well as my dad and sister. We did a little shopping at Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, an all time favorite of mine. I love the creakiness when you go in of the wood floors and the rocking chairs outside. Don't forget to get yourself a glass Coke and a little candy on your way out.

We ate lunch right down the street at a new to me place called "Over Yonder." Do yourself a favor and go. This place was oozing with charm and the food fantastic! My sister and I split the Affogato dessert and it was SO yummy. So good I forgot to get a picture.

We ended the weekend with corn hole of course, rounds of Speak Out, and more puppy snuggles.


It was so nice to get to see my family. I wish that B had been there but alas he had to work and take care of our pup. I will say, it was nice to get back to him on Sunday. I've got some planned outfit posts coming up that I'm excited about and hope to shoot those this week or weekend for y'all! Be sure to check back!!


Five on Friday: Life Lately

Happy Friday everyone!! This week has gone by pretty quickly for me. Thank goodness!

Last weekend we celebrated one of my best friend's with her bachelorette weekend in Asheville. It was SO much fun. We took in the sights of Sierra Nevada Brewing & The Grove Park Inn, drank lots of wine, and laughed a ridiculous amount. When you get all of us together, it's just crazy. Here are two of my favorite pictures from the weekend.

I have been watching Downton Abbey for a while now. Yes, I am behind. Y'all, I just can't get over it. I am head over heels in love with like every character. I think my favorite is the relationship between the grandmothers & Lady Isobel Crawley. Their quick little comments just kill me.

Spring is practically here. I am loving the warm weather and the spring clothes coming out now. Give me ALL the blush. Here is a little arrangement I made this week. All the flowers from my HEB...white roses & pink & white ranunculus.

Here are some things I am really loving lately. Can I just add ALL of them to my cart please?

St Patrick's is next Friday. What are your plans? I can't remember the last time we had it on a weekend. It will for sure be lots of fun. I fly out next Saturday to stay with my mom so I won't be doing too much that Friday...but green will be on the agenda.


Five on Friday: New Beauty Buys!

Happy Friday everyone!! Sorry it's been a bit quiet this week. It's been a bit hectic with work life and personal life & honestly, I have had some writer's block. But, I'm here today so that's what matters!!

I thought I'd share some new beauty purchases with you. I had gotten really annoyed with my current foundation and was looking for something new. Well you know what happens when you go in to Ulta or Sephora for, you know, ONE THING...yeahhhhh. Just like Target, y'all. Sucks me in, I black out, and walk out of the store $100 lighter in my wallet. Oops! I digress. Let's get started!

[ o n e ]
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer
I had actually never worn Clinique foundation but heard good things from a friend of mine who loves make up as much as I do. I loved the idea that it was foundation + concealer. It is a good size bottle and has a wand with applicator on the end. I just dot it around my face and then blend in. I really liked it and it gave good coverage. It has over 20 shades to choose from so everyone should be covered. I currently wear shade "Linen."

[ t w o ]
It! Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream
This was also recommended to me. I really love it for days where I don't really want to wear foundation, but want to look put together. This also has 50 SPF in it. For me, this is PERFECT for throwing on and walking out to the pool this summer. It comes in a tube with a pump. I am not sure how effective that will be once it gets close to empty but we'll see. One other thing I do not like about it, is the perfume smell. I think it could do with out. It doesn't linger once it's on your face and has set for a bit. I would still repurchase despite those two little things. I am currently wearing shade 'Light.'

[ t h r e e ]
Benefit's POREfessional
This is actually not a new product for me. I used it a long time ago and never repurchased. I really like it. It kind of has a waxy feel but does spread beautifully on the skin. It can be worn under your makeup or over the top. I have only ever tried it under my foundation but I may see how it looks or if it's more effective to do the opposite way.

[ f o u r ]
Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm
Can you tell I was hanging around the Clinique area at Ulta? Well I have 3 of these colors now and really love them. They go on so well & are SO moisturizing. I have Curvy Candy, Pudgy Peony, and then one from their 'Intense' line which is Plushest Punch. It might be my favorite. One thing I really like is that they do give your lips a little stain so as they wear off, you still have some color remaining. These go on like butter. I have my eye on some more colors too.

[ f i v e ]
Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
I have been using the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo for over a year now and really like it. However, I wanted to try out an eye brow pencil. I get my brows done at Ulta and asked the girl to recommend an eye pencil. She suggested this one and I really do like it. It has the twist up pencil on one end & then the spooly on the other. It is taking some getting used to just because I have never used a pencil and I don't really like to be heavy handed with my brows. I like a natural yet defined brow. I definitely use these together and think they work well in combo.

I did link up all the products below in the widget if you wish to shop them. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Spring Picks!

Happy Thursday! How's everyone's week been? Has anyone been following all of the shows for Fashion Week? I have seen so many pretty things coming down the runway through snaps & Insta. The first day of spring is right around the corner. March 20th to be exact. I wanted to share some picks for spring that I am loving! A lot of these options below come in some really pretty blush tones that I am just obsessed with!

I decided today that I was going to try and be better about my spending...aka less trips to Target. We're all guilty of the Target trips. It entrances us, I swear. Also, unsubscribing to store emails that are just too tempting. Whenever a season change is near, I feel like everyone's spending goes up. And it is just too easy to spend when so many pretty things are out. We have to stock up right?!

Let me know your spring picks or trends you are loving!!

Thanks for stopping by & reading!

Blog Design by Get Polished