Thanks so much for giving this week off of work, to deal with some personal things. I am an open book, but both of these are not exactly MY story to tell, sorry for being vague.

Anyway I am BACK for your weekly dose of sunshine! Here are some things in the following categories to get you through the week!

  • Song or Album
  • Movie, Series, Documentary, or Podcast
  • Item of Clothing or Accessory
  • Beauty Product
  • Quote of Week

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Super Love- Whethan, feat. Oh Wonder

I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SONG!! Its such a summer BOP! This song fell into my lap last summer, and it has stayed up on my list since then!! Its so happy and fun but the lyrics are still meaty and important, which is ALWAYS a must for me!! Okay give this a listen and enjoy!!!

Apple Music    Spotify    Youtube

Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers

Okay just so you know I can GET DOWN on some conspiracy theories, aliens, the Mandela effect, ghost, whateverrr. Its not that I necessarily believe it but I love to watch them and let my mind wonder!! This DOC does not disappoint! It will leave you questioning and feeling weird lollll (In the best way!)

Watch it on Netflix

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A good versatile Band Tee!

Okay so band tees have been around for since like before we were all born and all that. They seem stale right?! NO! for the times you cannot find ANYTHING TO WEAR! THROW ONE ON, AND CALL IT A PROGRAM! I love when you can throw something on and always count on it! Band tees are a busy/lazy girls (pick your excuse) go too! You need one in your closet for those times when you cannot figure out what to wear!! Get one that pairs well with jeans, shorts, leggings, skirts so it can be your go too!

HERES MY CURRENT FAV!

Volition Beauty Celery Green Cream

Guys… I DID NOT expect to LOVE this stuff as much as I do. I agreed to work with them on a sponsored IG post because this stuff sounded AMAZING!! To be transparent they agreed to send it to me in exchange for a sponsored post I typically DO NOT DO POST FOR FREE because social media is my main source of income. But I COULD NOT get this stuff off my mind, so I agreed, and GUYS I am in LURVE with this stuff!! It smells/ feels SO GOOD!! It feels like my skin is drinking a cold glass of water when I apply it, it reminds me of Clinique Moisture Surge but better!! RUN don’t walk to grab some of this!! Also Volition as a company is SO COOL! They make products based off of customer suggestions!! ISNT THAT SO COOL!! YOU CAN JUST BE LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK THEY WORLD NEEDS, A MOISTURIZER MADE WITH CELERY JUICE, AND THEY WILL MAKE IT!!!! hahahah

BUY IT HERE!  

Quote of the Week!

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“I urge you to please notice when you are happy” -Kurt Vonnegut

You know I wanted a quote about pushing forward no matter what, but when I was doing my usually Pinterest scowl to try to find something, I came across this! It stopped me dead in my tracks, and made me think; I’m always making it a point to talk about when things are bad or hard, but rarely do I EVER say “I’m super happy lately, things are great!” How sad is it, that we often gloss over the times when things are going well. Why are we always waiting for the other shoe to fall, why are we so apped to over look the times when things are good? This needs to change, I challenge you to take inventory of your life often and acknowledge the good, bask in it, shout it from the roof tops. Things don’t have to be perfect to be happy either. Find your shiny moments take them in and hold on tight to them.

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I hope you got something from this, I hope you enjoy these recs and know that I write this and do this with all the love in my heart! I LOVE YOU!!

BYE!

 

 

Okay here we are again! Here are some sunshiny thing to get you through the week in the following categories

  • Song or Album
  • Movie, Series, Documentary, or Podcast
  • Item of Clothing or Accessory
  • Beauty Product
  • Quote of Week

Cringe- Matt Maeson

This song is just a banger, it hurts so good lol I have found so much comfort in the lyrics of this song, sometimes I CRAVE to hear it. This is the only song I know my Matt Maeson but ill be on the look out for more. Here are some of the lyrics that hit me all in the feels

“She said my spirit doesn’t move like it did before
She said that I don’t look like me no more no more
I said I’m just tired
She said you’re just tired

I said I saw you in the water”
“Oh I make you cringe now
Don’t I make you cringe?”

 

The Morning Toast

My FIRST podcast recommendation HAS to be the podcast I have been listening to EVERYDAY for years now!!! The Morning Toast is more than a podcast its a community of mostly women who want to keep up on pop culture/todays news!! TMT keeps me informed makes me laugh out loud and gives me the sisterly love I crave (the podcast is run by sisters)! It gives me so many inside jokes and lets me start my day in the best mood!! YOU NEED to become a toaster!!!

Podcast App.   Youtube  Spotify 

Puka Shell Jewerly

The Puka Shell has taken on a new life in 2019, it is not the out of date necklace we once knew! I got the CUTEST puka shell earrings last weekend, and I have seen so many more that I’m obsessed with!!! I am so on board with this trend I mean HOW CUTE ARE THESE!!! (BTW I guess they are called cowrie shells now lol) 

*I DO NOT OWN THESE PHOTOS

BUY THEM

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Billie

This razor company is changing the game when it comes to female body hair! This is near and dear to my heart because its an issue I REALLY struggle with. The packaging is the packaging of my DREAMS and I love everything I have tried from them!! The razors the body wash, the cute comb they sent me! lol I just really appreciate a product that I can fully get behind and support!! So you go Billie!! Taking the shame out of shaving!!!

By them here! 

Quote of the Week

” It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power of you. If you allow it”-anonymous

This really resonated with me because lately I have been working on my thoughts and attitude towards what I’m doing. I have felt at times I’m not getting there fast enough, or that I’m playing to an empty room, and it did nothing for me. If anything those thoughts force me backwards and put in an unhealthy mindset. Its important to remember YOU are in charge of your situation in life, that includes your thoughts. Make your thoughts pretty, shiny, and warm its the only way to authentically be that way in life. Not as easy as it sounds sometimes but it is ALWAYS worth the effort!!

Okay I love you sorry this was a day late! WHOOPS my bad! The holiday really threw me off!

BYE!

 

Okay here we are again! Here are some sunshiny thing to get you through the week in the following categories

  • Song or Album
  • Movie, Series, Documentary, or Podcast
  • Item of Clothing or Accessory
  • Beauty Product
  • Quote of Week

Leon Bridges Coming Home, River, Beyond

These songs DEF needed to be added to your playlist!! They are perfect for back ground music with friends, to listen to on your way home from work, to cook dinner too, or to have a glass of wine on your couch curled up in a blanket! When Leon Bridges singles these songs my soul tingles and relaxes! Listen to these for a feel good time!

Apple Music   Spotify  Youtube

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Euphoria

This is the first series I’ve highlighted, its the new HBO show, and I am OBSESSED! The characters are so deep, there is so many levels to them which is something I LOVE about HBO shows! This show deals with heavy relevant topics like drugs, alcohol, sexuality. It shows you all shades in a realist show that you will become addicted too!

Watch the trailer

Watch on HBO here

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Lack of Color Hats

So I’m SURE you’ve seen these hats all over the gram, and I have been pining after them myself/still am!! My friend Leah (follow her on insta) has like 3 of them and a brow them for IG photos but I am obsessed!!! It is my next splurge! They are all around $100 give or take, but I think they add so much to an outfit! Put one on and BOOM you are magically more put together!

Get them HERE

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Briogeo GO BANANAS Shampoo and Conditioner 

I LOVE Briogeo products they are always made with the BEST ingredients!! This Shampoo and Conditioner smell so good, and make my hair feel so healthy!! I did just do a sponsored post with them not for real they are one of my FAVORITE haircare brands!

Get it HERE

“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection”

-Brene Brown

Brene Brown is my girllll!! If you haven’t watched her viral ted talk or her Netflix special you NEED too!! Her lives work is about being vulnerable, and living whole heartily as yourself! I chose this quotes because last week I really opened up about my BIGGEST insecurity (on my IG) It was scary, and hard but I cannot tell you the love and connection that I felt afterwards. It also brought me back to my why. So I say as a reminder or incase you didn’t know, there is so much power in vulnerability, and it feels so good to live your life that way.

Ted Talk    Netflix Special

 

ANY WAYS!! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT JULY 4TH IF YOU ARE CELEBRATING!!! I LOVE YOU!

BYYYYE

 

Okay So I CANNOT believe how fast our engagement has flown by, but it really has.

We have gotten A LOT done!!  So far, my approach to wedding planning has been jumping in for a few days or until I’m about to throw up lol then completely blocking it out of my mind for a few weeks. hahahaha

I wanted to share some of the details and amazing vendors I have signed seals delivered on! Because thats the super fun and exciting part!

  • Wedding Invites: I AM BEYONDDDD OBSESSED with how these turned out and the AMAZING company that Paper Culture is! I could cry, they are such an amazing SUSTAINABLE, ecofriendly paper company, with the sweetest message! They PLANT A FREAKING TREE for ever single order that is placed! You also get to dedicate your tree to someone! HOW FREAKING SPECIAL IS THAT!! Matt and I made the tree in his grandmother, who is no longer with us, name. They are on a mission to plant one million trees! Not only is that amazing but the quality of these invites are unmatched from anything I’ve ever come across! I went with the double thickness and its the THICKEST wedding invite I’ve ever seen! (they have a triple thick too) LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE!!!! AND THE ENVELOPE LINERS!!! I WANT TO CRY!! This has been the most special thing we’ve done wedding wise so far! Also I’am working with them and they gave me a discount code to pass along! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!!

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  • Venue: I AM OBSESSED with my venue, funny story, I KNEW I was getting engaged soon, and my soon to be matron of honor was in town. (she lives in DC) so she before I was even engaged, we went and looked at wedding venues together and it was a one and done situation! The Pointe on 30a is in Rosemary Beach FL its beautifulll with heavy greens everywhere, and all white, modern structure. What sold me was the roof top there is a BEAUTIFUL view of rosemary beach and the ocean!!! I can’t stop smiling when I think about it! Its super loungey, with fire pits!! There is a lush green grassy null where will will be having the ceremony, and the roof top I mentioned is for the reception! aaahhhh IM SO EXCITED!! (we are obviously moving the tables!)

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  • Band: A band was SUPER important to me!! I had one in mind that has been my DREAM band! I’magene They were local but they moved to Nashville because they are AMAZINGGG!! I have been a HUGE fan of them since 2015? I heard them for the first time at Margaritaville in the thick of my promo days, and have called myself a groupie ever since! Go give them a listen, I am beyond PUMPED to have them playing our wedding!!!IMG_0263.png
  • Caterer: Grayton Beach Catering I don’t know how it happened but me and the owner of my catering company Cheri are BEST FRIENDS hahaha just kidding but like for real, we could talk on the phone for hours, we laugh, its like I’ve known her my whole life! I went with them, because they have the whole package! Amazing food, ALL THE RENTALS, I mean everything from the bamboo chairs for the reception to the rugs and floor pillows! Also there food is amazing from what I hear! For food as of now we are doings a charcuterie tables for cocktail hour, and then artisan steak and shrimp tacos with the whole 9 yards, guac, salsa, queso, chips! They are also doing our dessert station with little tarts and a small cake. (We aren’t really cake people and I never end up eating cake at weddings so, its one of things we don’t really care about)

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  • Flowers: Chrissy Florals aka My dream florist in town is doing my wedding and I can’t stop smiling thinking about it!!! Her style is my exactly flower style!! I don’t even know how to describe it. Other than its not traditional, its flowers you probably haven’t seen or heard of typically, heavy greens, berries?, bulbs aaaahhhh my DREAM! So we are doing those sort of arrangements, and sort of minimal flowers. Check out her Instagram, and the mood board she put together for me for our wedding!!!! AAHHH SO FREAKING DREAMYYY!!IMG_0266
  • Dress: Okay So this is something I’m not 100% solid on only because I haven’t tried it on but I have a specific dress in mind from BHLDN that I’m probably going to go with if it all fits and all that, JUST MADE MY APPOINTMENT!!! The closest BHLDN is in Atlanta, so I’m headed there at the end of July!!

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  • Wedding Party Attire: I have the CUTEST bridesmaid dress for my girls!! (from SHOWMEYOURMUMU) They are going to be in champagne silk! Also I’m thinking for the boys, we will do mauve suits (if I can find them) aaahh Let me know if you know of any places to get them!

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  • Photographer: My DREAM photographer is Hellomisslovely aka Autumn Berry. I also have happened to know her, since I was like 14! Her photos are whimsical, magical, and EVERYTHINGGG! I’m beyond ecstatic that we snagged her!!

Okay so this is all we have so far! We still need to figure out The honey moon, save the dates, coozies, where we are staying on the wedding night, I’m crossing my fingers for The Pearl, but we will see! After that, we are good to go though!! Let me know if I’m forgetting anything or if I left anything out because I sure I am!!

Okay thanks I love you bye!!!

 

Okay!

You should know the drill buy now but I’m still going to over incase anyone is new here! Here are some sunshiny things to get you through the week!!

  • Song or Album
  • Movie, Series, Documentary, or Podcast
  • Item of Clothing or Accessory
  • Beauty Product
  • Quote of Week

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Lizzo

LIZZO IS EVERYTHINGGG!! I’M SERIOUSLY THINKING OF STARTING A FAN CLUB lolHer music gets me SO HYPE! Its positive, in a I’m a bad biotch I can take on the world type of way!! No artist boost my confidence like she does!! She is body positive, real, honest, and her live performances will blow you away!! I haven’t seen her live but her award show performances MTV, and BET will leave you SCREAMING YAASS QUEEN!!!

*Fav Lizzo songs: TRUTH HURTS, Juice, SOULMATE, Like a Girl, Cuz I Love You, AND EVERYTHING ELSE!!!!

Apple Music       Spotify         Youtube

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Mid 90’s

This story will give you all the nostalgia and have you sucked in to another world, called the mid 90’s! They did everything in this movie right, the clothing, the slang, setting, the vibes! It was produced by Jona Hill and is just a testament to his talent! It’s an indie film (but those are the BEST kind IMO!) GO WATCH IT on Amazon Prime!

Watch here PRIME

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Palazzo Pants

I have two pair and I LIVE in them!! They spice up a look so easily and pare well with most tops!! They are high waisted and funky! You can wear them with a crop top or tuck in a loser fitting top! I get compliments on them every time I wear them! These are a not your average staple that you NEED in your life/closet!

buy my FAV’s HERE

Firm Flesh Stick Foundation

So I LOVE THIS STUFF its super versatile and it last foreverrr! So I get a super dark shade  use it as contour and there is NOTHING better!! Also its only $18!!! This product is an everyday thing for me!! Cream contour is the best and this one is PERFECT for everyday use!! Also we LOVE an inclusive brand (40 SHADES)!!! And there branding is SO FREAKING CUTE!

Buy it HERE!

Quote of the Week

“Find Joy in every thing you choose to do. Every job relationship home… its your responsibility to love it or change it”- Chuck Palahniuk

He is one of my FAVORITE authors. I was lucky enough to have a hip creative writing professor in college who required us to read Choke, and I have been a fan ever since!! I love the way he looks at and talks about life, its super honest. This quote in particular resonates with me because I often find myself complain about things that are TOTALLY in my control!

Also I want to say thank you guys for letting me share some things that I LOVE!! It means a lot!!

LOVE YOU GUYS!! OH YEAH AND LEAVE ME A COMMENT!! TELL ME HOW YOUR MONDAY IS GOING?!??