My Hawaiian Vacation Beauty Essentials

We are off to Oahu today for a much needed vacation! I won’t be updating my blog much over the next two weeks but promise to return to it as soon as we get settled back in! I loved when … Continue reading

Florida Vacation


{A perfect day at Huguenot Beach}

Sorry I’ve neglected my blog the last few days! I was vacationing in Jacksonville, Florida to visit my friend Niki and her adorable children. Here are the highlights of my trip in pictures:

20120820-112022.jpg{My first full day in Florida was spent at Huguenot Beach. This is my goddaughter Sadie being adorable.}


{Nova Lynn playing in the sand. She’s also my goddaughter. I’m lucky.}


{Brady building his sand castle!}


{Sadie enjoying a snack on the beach. That hair is just glorious. Nova and Brady are in the background. Love this picture.}


{Niki and her babies!}


{The water was amazingly warm! Green dress from Asos here.}





{We took the kiddos swimming my second day there and got stuck in a tropical rainstorm. Even though it wasn’t ideal, we all huddled together on the pool patio and ate cookies to wait it out and the kids were shockingly patient! It was actually a fun memory.}


{Sadie helped me cook dinner that night. We made this chicken dish and it was a hit by the entire family.}


{Niki has a pond right out her back door and there are tons of geese. We brought out some bread and Niki did a rather embarrassing “geese call” to attract them. LOL! They came in herds. It was fun but also a bit scary at the same time. They are huge and they hiss! There were ducks and ducklings too.)


{My beautiful Niki and her handsome beau Jordon on my last night there.}

Happy Things

It’s Friday! I cannot wait to veg out tonight and then spend Saturday with my friend Paula for her birthday. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Have you entered my giveaway yet for a Lux Divine handmade turquoise cuff? The giveaway runs through Tuesday so don’t miss out. I’m totally obsessed with mine and I think you need one too! Here are a few things that brought me happiness this week in pictures:

20120809-145258.jpg{These two. My favorite boys absolutely adore each other and share adorable moments like this all the time.}

20120809-145310.jpg{After seeing this dress featured on Poor Little It Girl, I just had to have it. Luckily Gap was giving 30% off all full-priced items that day. Score!}

20120809-145317.jpg{I found this mirror buried in the back of a closet this week and decided it would make the perfect glamorous necklace holder for our master bath. I got this at TJ Maxx a few years ago for $20.}

20120809-145341.jpg{A large group of us went to the Gavin Degraw and Colbie Caillat concert at the zoo this week. Between awesome company, delicious food and fantastic music it was a really great night.}

20120809-145349.jpg{Found this picture of my Pi Phi sorority sisters and me on our 2006 Vegas trip. Our feet were blistered and literally bleeding (I seriously still have a scar on my foot from the deepest blister!) from a long night of dancing the night away in cheap heels so we made a foot bath and ended up playing around in here for quite a while. Such a wonderful trip, Love you girls!}

What brought you happiness this week?