July Loves Giveaway

Hi friends!  I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July yesterday.  I ended up going fishing with Brian (a day late, but once I was sure I was feeling better) and it was really fun to get away.

The company camp is in Falfurrias, Texas, about a 4 hour drive from Houston and from there we went offshore fishing, ate, drank and enjoyed the company of about 10 other families.  I’ve only been offshore fishing one other time, many, many years ago, so it felt like the first time.  I had great beginner’s luck and caught the biggest fish on our boat!  Now my arms and wrist are so sore!

It’s also been several weeks since my last good workout, so I’m looking forward to getting back to it today!  I love my Monday morning class- it makes my day and week go so much better!


As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my July Loves to one of my subscribers.  AND, if you win and would prefer a gift card/venmo for the value of the Loves, that’s your choice!

If you’re not subscribed, you can sign up here, and I will pick a winner at random and announce at the end of the month!

If you’re new to Loves, it’s where I share things I’m loving each month, with the aim to highlight fabulous things I swear by, some things I want to try, great deals, and under $50 finds!  All perfectly appropriate for the flavor of each month!  I love sourcing goodies and sharing them with you!


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I tried on this swimsuit after a series of “oh, hell no’s” and it was so refreshing to put on a suit you feel fantastic in!  After I shared it, so many of my girlfriends sent me pictures of themselves in it and everyone looks so good in it!  The criss cross is sassy, dare I say sexy even, but you’re still completely covered in a one piece.  It’s under $35 and fits TTS.

Amazon swimsuit


tinted moisturizer 

I don’t normally wear foundation, but this tinted moisturizer gives me the look of flawless skin as if I applied foundation. But, the amazing thing is that if feels like you’re not wearing anything.   And it has SPF20, so you’re getting that sun protection when you wear it.  I especially love it right now in the summer when you want a beautiful complexion, but you don’t want to be piling on the products!

Tarte makeup

 Tinted Moisturizer with SPF20 • Sun & Fun Bronzer • Double Take EyelinerBig Ego MascaraDouble Duty Lipstick
Makeup RemoverAmazonian Clay Foundation

self tanner 

Y’all have heard me raving about this self tanner since I bought it and I still love it so much that I want to gift it to you!  The mousse makes it so easy to apply and I really like how you can control the depth of color by rinsing after 1, 2 or 3 hours.  I’ve tried so many self tanners over the years and this one is truly the best color.

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

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This tank has been my absolute fave lately and it feels SO super soft and almost velvety, but still thin and performance material.  I got it in three colors and love how it fits.

performance tank

Tank • Leggings

braided heels 

These braided heels have been on repeat and not only is the style so cute, they’re easy to walk in and go with everything!  They fit TTS.

jean shorts

Another thing on repeat lately are these Levi’s jean shorts from Amazon.  They fit perfectly and I’m crazy for the light wash and easy, relaxed style.  They have a hidden button fly and fit TTS.  I’m wearing size 25.

Amazon jean shorts

Tank • Shorts • Sandals • Crossbody


Day Designer Desktop Wallpaper

Every month, I change out the desktop wallpaper on my computer for a new one.   I love to see what’s new Day Designer- they have free calendar wallpaper downloads each month.  They make designs for your computer, ipad and phone.

I particularly like these blue florals- they make me smile every time I sit down to my computer!

I can’t wait to see who wins this month’s giveaway!  It’s so fun when I get to notify the winner!  They are always so surprised and appreciative!  What would you like to see in next month’s giveaway?

Now let’s go kick Monday’s booty!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Absolutely adore your one-piece/jean shorts combo in the pic above. I love the swimsuit you included in July Loves. Glam but comfy at the same time. Thank you for introducing us to so many awesome products each moth!

  2. Hello! Looks like you had a fabulous 4th! We celebrated my in laws Anniversary, 67 years! What a blessing! I will be trying the the Tarte tinted moisturizer you mentioned in July loves. I do wear foundation, but i’m looking for something lighter for the summer. Thanks for all your posts! I recently purchased a two tray after seeing yours and look forward to enjoying changing it up with holidays. Have a great week!

    1. Hi Nadine! I wish I could link that hat for you, it is from Athleta and no longer sold. Such a bummer too. It’s a cute one. I’m on the hunt for something similar.

  3. Love your July loves! I purchased the swimsuit when you first showed us. I love it! Looking forward to trying the Tarte moisturizer! Thank you for giving me daily inspiration!

  4. The swimsuit is beautiful! It’s so hard to find one that fits correctly in all the places. I usually shed some tears after having some “oh hell no” moments when trying them on.

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