AUGUST LOVES GIVEAWAY

Hi friend! Welcome to a fresh, new week!  I had such a great weekend, getting to spend lots of time with my girlfriends.  We had a spa day party for Kasie at Fiori spa, complete with massages, light bites and lots of girl talk.  On Sunday, we met at Savoir for a delicious brunch celebrating Jamie.

That restaurant is so pretty inside and I noticed a bridal shower and baby shower happening there too, a great option in you’re looking.

AUGUST LOVES GIVEAWAY

As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my August Loves to one of my subscribers!

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!

August Loves GIVEAWAY 2022

Tula Eye BalmTula SunscreenTory Burch Tote Vuori JumpsuitRattan BoxesNike Sneakers

Tula Eye Balm

I was recently sent a few Tula products to try and was happy to learn that all of Tula’s products are cruelty free and vegan.  I’ve rarely veer from my Colleen Rothschild skincare routine, but her line doesn’t carry this kind of eye balm, so I was intrigued.

It’s really like nothing I’ve ever used.  It’s a cooling and brightening balm that actually cools and brightens!  You simply twist up the stick and apply it to your under eye area in the morning (either over or under makeup).  You will immediately notice a brightness and cooling sensation that lasts a good while.  I put in on over makeup and still felt it that coolness while I was working on my computer a few minutes later.  It feels really good and refreshing, kinda tingly.

It hydrates and nourishes your skin while firming and tightening the undereye area.  I noticed that my fine lines looked smoother and I love the glow it provides. It’s subtle, but such a pretty sheen!

Tula Sunscreen

I’m also happy to recommend the Tula sunscreen.  It’s one of the best all around sunscreens in a gel consistency that doesn’t leave any white cast.  Usually, I have to wait about 20 minutes for regular sunscreen to soak into my skin before applying makeup.  With this Tula sunscreen, it disappears instantly without any waiting.  It goes on smooth and doesn’t feel greasy.  It protects against the sun, but also protects against blue light and pollution.

I always have to be careful about which sunscreen I use because they tend to break out my skin.  This one is non-comedogenic and my skin didn’t have any issues or negative reactions to it.

Tory Burch Tote

After eyeing this bag forever, I just ordered it.  I love the classic shape and sleek, minimal design.  I ordered the small tote, but if you win, you can choose whether you want the small or large.  And actually, I always offer the winner the option of choosing the cash value of everything if they don’t want the actual items in the giveaway. 😉

Vuori Jumpsuit

Everything Vuori makes is so dreamy! They fabric is incredibly soft and you want to live in every piece.  I started with the workout tanks, then got the joggers and now have the jumpsuit.  It’s so good!  I love the no brainer dressing when you pull on a jumpsuit – just one piece and you’re done.  It’s great for lounging, running errands, carpool, sporting events and more.

Rattan Boxes

You might have seen these rattan boxes moving around my house.  They’ve lived in my bedroom, living room and currently sit on my office bookshelves.  They’ve been out of stocked, but are back and come in a set of two.  They’re a great size with a glass lid that is functional and opens.  You can store likes like stationary, remote controls or just use them decoratively as an added textural element.

Nike Sneakers

I bought these lightweight, breathable Nikes at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and have been wearing them for workout sessions.  That’s what they’re designed for – circuits, sprints and squats.  If you do OrangeTheory or F45, you’ll probably like these! They’ve got a flexible step, yet offer stability for lifts and strength training.  I bought the basic black, but these colors sure are pretty! They fit TTS.

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I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my August Loves to one of my subscribers!

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 already subscribed, you don’t need to do anything extra to enter.

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

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And now for the relationship update.  I wanted to share it with you here since it was such a big part of my life for the last couple of years and you have been cheering me on every step of the way.  I appreciate you caring about my relationship and being happy for me when I’m happy.

The disappointing news is that Brian and I are no longer together.  The best way I can sum it up is to say that the relationship ran its course and we parted ways amicably.  He’s a great guy and I’ve wished him all the best and he returned the sentiment.  Of course it stings, but I’m accepting it.

Looking back, I’m proud of how I showed up in that relationship.  I learned more about the things I need and want going forward.  I’m thankful for that.

I just want you to know that your support, kind words and encouragement really lift me up.  I read every message and I’m always honored that you took the time to write. It means so much to me. ♥

Now let’s go kick Monday’s booty!

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40 Comments

  1. August 8, 2022 / 4:24 am

    I’m sorry and I hope you’re doing ok. This just means that your person is still out there. I agree that you learn something from every relationship to take into your next relationship. But, the most important one is that one you have with yourself. Wishing you peace and comfort.
    Your items this month are so good! I have long wanted that bag, too, and I had a chance to get it at a consignment shop and passed it up. It’s a classic that you will love and the price per use will make it a bargain, I think.

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:07 pm

      SO TRUE Amy! I believe that too.

  2. Susan Jeffries
    August 8, 2022 / 6:47 am

    I’m sorry about your break up but praying you move forward to find your soul mate. On a happy note, I love your monthly picks! That jumpsuit is calling my name. Have a happy week!

  3. Pam
    August 8, 2022 / 7:32 am

    I’ve already shared (on Insta DM) my comment about your relationship but I love the way you spoke of it here, and that you are proud of yourself. That’s an amazing comment! I’m proud of you, too!

    I want that jumpsuit so bad but that brand doesn’t come in tall. Makes me sad bc I want their pants, too, but my legs are too long. Sad face for me.

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:06 pm

      I’ll take some of your height Pam! 😉 Thank you for being here and being such a positive light!

  4. Sandy Nolan
    August 8, 2022 / 7:34 am

    I am very sorry about your break up with Brain. I really hoped that he guys would take the next step. Regardless, you are so right that you always learn something from ALL relationships. I pray that you can take items that you learned and apply them to future relationships. Your future Mr. Husband (if that’s what you want is out there) and you can take your time trying to find him. The MOST important things right now are your kids! You are doing a GREAT job raising them. I can tell that they are GREAT kids. I am so thankful for your blog and all that I learn from you. Prayers that you feel better soon!

  5. kathy
    August 8, 2022 / 7:35 am

    I’m sorry. Love and prayers.

  6. Sarah
    August 8, 2022 / 7:43 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your relationship ending. Wishing you peace right now- you are a very strong individual and such a great role model and Mom. I’m sure it is not easy to go through the end of a relationship and have to be open to people that read your blog, but I appreciate your honesty and am sending a virtual hug. I have no doubt you made the right choice for you and your family- wishing you the best Megan. Take care of you!!!

  7. August 8, 2022 / 7:46 am

    I’m loving all especially tory birch tote and nike sneakers!!!

  8. Kathy
    August 8, 2022 / 8:16 am

    I’m wishing you peace and joy while moving forward after the breakup. I appreciate you sharing the highs and lows of your life, as we all have them. You are genuine and relatable, and that’s what makes your blog so enjoyable to read. The August loves are great, especially that Tory Burch tote and the rattan boxes. This is my birthday month, so maybe my Leo luck will prevail! 🙂

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:06 pm

      I just ordered that tote and will share as soon as it arrives. Thank you so much for the kind words.

  9. Michelle Buchanan
    August 8, 2022 / 8:17 am

    These goodies are amazing!! Tula is a brand I think I might have to try. I’m with you, and a big CR fan, but I’m intrigued.

    It was sad to read about you and Brian, but I’m so grateful for your vulnerability and willingness to share with us the stuff that’s challenging to get through. What I know is that you ate a light and you’ll find someone who appreciates it and amplifies is. You deserve the best and I know you’ll find it. As you work through the heartsick know we’re all lifting you up. ❤️

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:05 pm

      I realize that vulnerability is a required element for a quality relationship. And the Tula products I’ve tried are REALLY good!

  10. Julie
    August 8, 2022 / 8:38 am

    Megan ~ I’m so sorry to hear your news ~ I feel like you’re one of my friends – even though we’ve never met. I look forward to your emails and love to see what you’re doing, finding, and what your kiddos are up to. I’ve purchased SO many of the things you have recommended and have never been let down. I appreciate you and the time you spend on your blog for your readers/followers.
    You’re a beautiful, kind, strong gal. Take care of you. I wish you all things good.

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:05 pm

      I feel like we’re friends too- which is why it was important for me to share this news with you.

  11. Doreen
    August 8, 2022 / 9:34 am

    Wishing you all the best!

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:04 pm

      Thanks Doreen!

  12. Lisa
    August 8, 2022 / 10:09 am

    So sorry about the breakup. Wishing you peace and love. Xo

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:04 pm

      I really appreciate that Lisa!

  13. Judy
    August 8, 2022 / 10:33 am

    My heart hurts for you right now. You have such a great attitude and you will get over this hurdle. You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. Stay strong!

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:04 pm

      Judy! You are SO sweet, thank you!

  14. MelanieL
    August 8, 2022 / 10:41 am

    Hugs to you! Thanks for sharing life with us. I enjoy following you and your adorable family! 🙂

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you Melanie!

  15. Anne
    August 8, 2022 / 10:47 am

    I know a break up is never easy. I truly believe that your best days are ahead of you! I pity the foul who lets you go!

    You inspire me in so many ways! I don’t know how you manage everything you do in a day!

    Thank you for inspiring me each day! 🤩

  16. Kimberley
    August 8, 2022 / 10:53 am

    Megan, I’ve received your blog vía email for a couple of years now and have really appreciated your positive attitude and uplifting comments.
    I appreciate the work that you put in each day for your audience, and am so sorry to read about your news today. Please know that your journey is worth it, dont second guess that you made the best decision for you and your family. You have built a community that is rooting and praying for you!

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you Kimberley. Break ups are no fun. You’re right though, it was the best decision.

  17. Anne
    August 8, 2022 / 11:20 am

    I know breakups aren’t easy. Please know that your best days are ahead of you! I pity the foul who lets you go!

    You are such an inspiration to me as a mom and someone who lives such a healthy lifestyle. I don’t know how you manage to do it all! You feel like a friend and you are a blessing to helps me!!

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:03 pm

      That’s so sweet Anne! Thank you so much for taking the time to write!

  18. Kelly Sites
    August 8, 2022 / 11:24 am

    Thanks for being so generous with the giveaways, and picking such awesome things. I LOVE the Tula sunscreen. It gives such a great glow and does not feel heavy.

    • Megan
      Author
      August 8, 2022 / 12:02 pm

      I agree! It’s so good!

  19. Amanda
    August 8, 2022 / 3:13 pm

    Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear this. Rooting for you always and praying you find happiness…whatever that looks like! Thanks for doing a giveaway, that jumpsuit looks ideal for working from home!

  20. Tiffany
    August 8, 2022 / 4:30 pm

    Every item in this grouping looks fantastic – crossing my fingers!

    Wishing you peace and healing as even amicable breakups can be hard. You will come out stronger and better on the other side of this!

  21. CC
    August 8, 2022 / 8:49 pm

    Hi, I’m a new subscriber since last month. I stumbled upon a productivity article, which led to decor articles, and basically into all.the.things on your site. Your strength really comes across in all your writing and you really inspire me so much. I was just reading your post where you shared journaling has helped you a lot. I use journaling for self-care too! So, I’ve just started on this blog journey with you and I’m sending you some virtual hugs right now too.

  22. Sue
    August 8, 2022 / 10:19 pm

    Megan, you and Brian met at a time that wasn’t meant to be. After following your blog for years, I firmly believe you both needed this relationship for healing, reflection and the ability to move on. You both were lucky to find each other. Not gonna lie, my heart is hurting for you both. I wish you both happiness.

  23. Karen
    August 9, 2022 / 5:12 pm

    Sending you big hugs right now. Even when you know it’s for the best, the end of a relationship is never easy. I love that you are proud of yourself…as you should be. You seem to have given this relationship your all even though you had every right to be hesitant after your divorce. Your person is out there finding his way to you…

  24. JANE FLYNN
    August 9, 2022 / 8:13 pm

    Sorry to hear your relationship news. Spending time with your girl friends and your kids is the best way to heal and move forward. Thinking of you.

  25. Kristinanne
    August 10, 2022 / 8:50 am

    I know we all share in our care and concern for you, but as adults know there will be peaks and valleys. Wishing you healing and peace, knowing there is joy and happiness ahead. 💕

  26. Courtney Mac
    August 10, 2022 / 10:19 am

    So very sorry to hear about the breakup. Dating after divorce in your 40s is a whole new world to navigate. But you appear to be a beautiful and motivated person and I’m sure that you will find someone that compliments your and your kids’ lives. Take care!

  27. Carrie
    August 10, 2022 / 10:55 am

    Breakups always sting, even under the best circumstances. I went through a couple extremely difficult relationships in my life before finally finding my “one” at 38 and now we have a beautiful baby boy. I truly believe God always has us where we’re supposed to be even when we may not understand why in the moment. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  28. Susan
    August 17, 2022 / 6:51 am

    A little late to the game! Sorry to hear about your breakup news. I wonder how many “red flags” you’ve been pushing down the past 2 years. Even though on paper it all looked so good, no one knows what goes on behind closed doors! I only hope you stay as strong and positive as you seem to be in real life, keep those kids your #1 priority and keep doing this blog/work we all love!!

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