Hi friends! Happy Friday! Did you catch my Day in the Life on Stories yesterday? It’s kinda what a typical day looks like around here and I hope it gave you a glimpse into the behind the scenes of what I’m doing all day and how I prepare these blog posts! It’s saved to an Instagram Highlight if you missed it!
I’m looking at a weekend all to myself and I’m not mad about it. I miss my kiddos really bad when they’re at their dad’s house, but we make the most of it and Facetime throughout the weekend. I also use the time to rest, recuperate, get things done, etc.
This weekend, I’ll keep working out and sticking to my meal plan and I get to see Brian on Sunday night for a friend’s birthday dinner. My girlfriend Trisa is also coming into town from Fort Worth, so I’ll get to see her for a bit on Sunday too. I’m super excited for that!
Today’s post is a look back at the best of April- my top posts, the best sellers and your faves! Plus, I’m announcing the winner of this month’s Loves Giveaway!
APRIL REWIND · BEST SELLERS · READER FAVES
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1 • Those seamless undies are always popular (and my personal faves too!)
2 • This sweatshirt gets dressed up with a cute button detail at the shoulder.
3 • You can’t go wrong with the Madewell v-neck tank. It’s perfectly casual and comes in a ton of colors.
4 • The grommets on these flat sandals make them extra chic, and they go with everything.
5 • The strapless, smocked bodice maxi that double double duty as a coverup or dress. Fits TTS and I wore it in Mexico!
6 • These Tory Burch flip flops are stylish and I really like the tiny TB emblem on the strap.
7 • I liked this striped hoodie so much that I got it in two colors! Fits TTS.
8 & 8 • I wore this bikini in Mexico and really liked the wider shoulder straps and the petite floral print.
9 • These are my most comfy Summer sandals. So much cushion and the knot detail isn’t too narrow.
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It’s all about Summer goodness on Amazon this month. Looks like y’all are ready for a loooong overdue vacay!
1 • This crochet blouse is easy breezy and looks great with jean shorts.
2 • The sun hat is always a reader fave and I’m not surprised. I still wear mine all the time- it’s classic, the shape is flattering, it’s adjustable and priced right!
3 • I took this crochet tank coverup to Mexico!
4 • The Mother of flattering swimsuits with side ruching. The shoulder straps are removable.
5 •. These colorful stretchy bracelets punch up any outfit!
6 • You’ll be comfy all day in this tank style dress and you can dress it up with a woven belt. It’s a stretchy t-shirt material that feels so good on.
7 • If you work in an office, you’ll lots of mileage out of these crop pants. They’re great for warmer months and fit TTS (with pockets).
8 • I wore this tunic coverup in Mexico too and I saw another woman in it! #twinning
9 • If you prefer a longer skirt style coverup, you’ll love this one. It’s flowy and wraps around your waist with a tie.
10 • You won’t believe that these strappy sandals are just $20! They have a “Madwell” vibe with adjustable ankle strap and fit TTS.
1 • Y’all know I use this microwave plate cover on repeat and it saves me from having to wipe out my microwave after every use!
2 • These clear, acrylic dividers are perfect for storing your clutches upright and keeping their shape. Plus, you can easily see what you have!
3 • It’s so useful to have this phone holder to affix your phone to a window, mirror, or glass so you can watch videos, facetime, record Tic Toks?! It pulls off easily without any residue and without damaging the surface.
4 • We love using this cheese board for big snack platters or parties. It makes a lovely Mother’s Day gift too!
5 • The softest sheets. Just trust me. ♥ (and very affordable!)
6 • There’s nothing I can’t stand more than digging and digging through my purse to find something. This solves that problem and keeps everything nice and organized!
7 • Keep your bras and undies all organized and easy to reach for with these drawer dividers.
As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I do a monthly giveaway. Congratulations to this month’s winner, Kelly from North Carolina!
Carry On Luggage • Jean Shorts • Joggers • Cheese Board & Knife Set • Knot Sandals
Most of the items in this post are from Loft, but I’ve got a few from Nordstrom sprinkled in too. It’s a good thing, because their Big Spring Sale is happening now!
Huge Dressing Room | 4.16.21
You won’t believe all of the cute things I found at Walmart! Awesome shorts, several darling dresses and lots of affordable Spring sandals. And, there’s more! I also ordered from Express, Nordstrom and Loft.
Square Neck Top • AGOLDE Jean Shorts • Sandals • Hello Weekend Tote
This one is fun Amazon fashion faves for you with lots of Spring and Summer styles! If you missed my Swimsuit post, find it HERE– tons of flattering one-pieces there! And there are more cover-ups and beach-worthy accessories HERE.
Good Vibes Tank • Jeans • Sandals • Earrings
Amazon Fashion Faves
My second Amazon post has styles for work to weekend, vacay, and lounging around at home- my personal fave!
Tank • Skirt • Sandals • Belt • Bamboo Clutch
Spring and Summer Dresses | All on Amazon Under $50
Whether you have a wedding, shower, brunch, girls’ trip or just want to feel pretty, these dresses fit the bill. Plus, you don’t have to spend a fortune! Most of these dresses are around $30! And even better, with free PRIME shipping, you can get many of them delivered right to your door in time for your next date night!
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Beaded Earrings • White Tassel Earrings • Red Drop Earrings • Blue Earrings • Gold Hoops • Lavender Drop Earrings • White Drop Earrings • Red Earrings
Looks for Less
Splurge | Earrings • Tank • Bracelet • Shorts • Slides • Woven Tote
Save | Earrings • Tank • Bracelet • Shorts • Similar Shorts • Slides • Woven Tote
SPLURGE | Dress • Earrings • Clutch • Heels
SAVE | Dress • Earrings • Clutch • Heels
SPLURGE | Jumpsuit • Jacket • Bracelet • Clutch • Sandals
How to Get That Bronzed Glow at Home
This post is all about that bronzed summer glow and how you can achieve it at home. I’ve been playing with a new bronzer that gives you a sun-kissed look on your face and a self tanner that I’m so crazy for. I truly believe it’s the BEST COLOR I’ve ever gotten from a self tanner and I’m a convert!
NARS Bronzing Powder • Nars Blush • Charlotte Tilbury Concealer • Contour Duo • Eyeshadow • Eyeliner “Teddy” • Brow Pencil • Lash Primer • Fat Lash Mascara • Lipstick “Hey Frenchie”
Full Evening Beauty Routine
Excellence Playa Mujeres Trip Recap
I think y’all are ready to travel again – or just super interested in how things went in Mexico! I had more than one person ask me if I came home with a ring!
The trip was so fun and I tried to be very thorough in this trip recap. One thing I forgot to mention was that, although the hotel was all-inclusive, we did tip at the restaurants, bars and the hard working staff. I was a waitress for many years, so I’m a good tipper! P.S. Isn’t my honey cute?!?!
Swimsuit • Swimsuit Bottoms • Swim Trunks
9 Weeks to Beach Body
I’m getting ready for my summer trip to Florida with Brian by kicking off a new fitness challenge. If you want to follow along, subscribe to my Weekend Newsletter.
Each week, I’ll share:
- My WHY & Mantra for sticking with it
- My body composition (weight, body fat%)
- What I’m eating & specific macros
- My exercise, including cardio & calories burned
- Hours of sleep
- How I’m feeling
- Fitness wins & challenges
- What I can improve on next week
Similar Zella Tank • Lulu Shorts • Nike Sneakers • Under Armour Sports Bra • Low Socks
10 Ways to Simplify Your Life
THANK YOU so much for the positive feedback on this one! Knowing how much it resonated with you makes me want to share more content like this in the future!
Top to Amazon Household Items | All on Prime
Here are 10 tried and true Amazon favorites that make my life a little bit better/easier/more enjoyable every.single.day and I think you might like them too!
Hangers • Wet Brush • Weighted Blanket • Sheets • Insulated Mugs • Knife Set • Slippers • Purse Organizer • Microwave Plate Cover • Lighted Mirror
Every Tuesday, I share little goodies on Stories. They are all saved on my blog here and in a Story Highlight called “Goodies”. Here’s the goodies from April!
Bum Bum Cream • Bra • Silk Scrunchies • Glass Containers • Phone Holder
Necklace Set • Produce Bags • Marble Tray • Weekend Tote (White) • Honest Detangler
Macrame Boxes • Crossbody • Laundry Bags • Sunglasses Storage • Ice Roller
Hoop Earrings • Earrings • Belts • Gel Patch • Wine Away • Scalp Massager
Below is a list of sales (and discount codes) for the weekend!
Abercrombie • 30% off select styles
Always Pan • BIGGEST SALE OF THE SEASON! Save $30 with code GOODTASTE30
Amazon • Shop my Amazon store here
American Eagle • 25% off new arrivals
Anthropologie • 25% off Sale Items | FREE shipping over $50
Athleta • Up to 60% off all clearance items HERE
Colleen Rothschild • Up to 50% off select gifts and 15% off everything else | Use code MOM15
Evereve • shop sale items here | Free Shipping on orders of $50+
Express • EXTRA 50% OFF FOR UP TO 70% OFF CLEARANCE | FREE shipping over $50
GAP • VIP event with 40% off, Use code TREAT | FREE shipping over $50 & FREE returns
Gibson • Use code HONEY15 for 15% off sitewide
LOFT • 30% of Spring- Ready styles, use code FRIENDS
Nordstrom • new sale items HERE
Nordstrom Rack • up to 55% off Kate Spade
Old Navy • Up to 50% off storewide | FREE shipping over $50 & FREE returns
Sephora • Makeup sales under $20 HERE
Target • Up to 30% off indoor furniture
Victoria Emerson • Up to 45% off select styles
If you made it to the end, leave a “MADE IT” in the comment section below so I can give you a special THANK YOU! I can’t believe we’re almost to May!!
Have a fantastic weekend friends!
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Thank you for always being her Giulia! I appreciate you! Have a great weekend!
Made it, enjoyed it!
“MADE IT” LOVED IT!
MADE IT! Loved the recap!!!
Made it! Looking forward to May and a renewed focus on healthy living!
Made it! Well done?
Thank you Doni!
Doesn’t everyone MAKE IT to the end of Megan’s posts??
Well, I hope so, but I know some of my posts are really long! ;). You are too sweet!
Made it! Scrolled it, read it … all of the above.
Ha! Really appreciate that Jennifer!
Made it 🙂
A round of a great month of posts! Made it! Have a great weekend.
Thank you so much Kaelin!
Made it! Hi Megan!
Made it! This was a good month on your blog! Lots of good finds!
I really appreciate that Jessica!
Made it! ?
MADE IT! ?
Made it! Love your cute blog. Thank you for all of your tips and encouragement. ?
Thank you! I appreciate you being here Kristi!
Made it!! Thanks for all your hard work and time invested into this!
Love it Annie!
Made it!! ❤️❤️
Thanks so much Melissa! Have a great weekend!
MADE IT! Great recap♥️
Made it! And I want to thank you for the Theraplex recommendation. My fourteen year old son has always had terrible eczema on his wrists. I have tried so many things and this one really works! His skin looks normal now. Thank you so much!
I’m so happy to hear that! We’ve had great results with Theraplex here too!
Made It….Have a good weekend.
Made it! Love your blog!
Made it….as usual! Thank you so much for the April Loves giveaway, I am so grateful! Your blog is one of just a few that I read every day and I love following you on IG. Keep up the great work and thank you for being so authentic and true!
Aww, thank you so much Kelly! I’m glad you’re here! And p.s. just sent your Venmo! Enjoy!!
Made it! Great job!
Made It – have a wonderful weekend of ‘me’ time!
Appreciate that Sheila!
Made it!!!! Always love your recaps. And thank you for the 9 weeks to beach body post!!! It is helping me with what to eat since I’m trying to eat better.
Sharing the fitness journey with you is helping me be accountable! So thank YOU!