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Friday, May 24, 2024

FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES AND HOLIDAY WEEKEND SALES

Happy Friday, friends!  I hope you all have a nice and meaningful Memorial Day weekend as we remember those who lost their lives fighting to protect the freedoms we all enjoy.  I saw this post that a friend shared and it has really stayed on my mind... challenge accepted!  I have some good favorites to share with you today and lots of holiday weekend sales linked at the end of the post.   I ordered this Boden dress a few weeks ago and wore it for Mother's Day.  Not sure if there's ever been a dress with more perfect colors for me 😄 and the quality is superb.  And, now is definitely the time to shop with 25% off site wide this weekend!  Dress  ||  Striped Clutch   ||  Heels here , here , or here   ||  Gold Bead Bracelets - also on sale! I have the 14mm and 8mm sizes  ||  Green bracelets were a gift from my son's travels but these are similar A few more of my favorite Boden picks here- JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content....
Thursday, May 23, 2024

FATHER'S DAY '24 GIFT GUIDE

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and I’ve  worked together with Ray to compile this Father's Day Gift Guide list full of many of the things that he already has, uses, and loves and would recommend for the Dad you're shopping for!     T here’s a good variety of price points and options for whatever Dad might be interested in, so we hope this helps you  find your perfect gift!  Is Dad a golfer?  In the past, my husband has never been an avid golfer, but over the last few years he’s discovered how much even an hour at the driving range helps him relax and decompress.   He got his first driver and  first set of clubs that weren’t hand me downs last year and has been pleased with the performance and value. We also just tried these new golf shirts and shorts that he said are very comfortable- he mentioned really liking the collar and the different patterns available. If your favorite golfer likes fun patterned and colored yet affordable shirts, this is the one for them!  A...
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

LOOK FOR LESS DIY SUNSHINE TIENDA HAT TUTORIAL

I have admired this hat for several years but just couldn't quite stomach the price tag.  I definitely splurge on some things occasionally, but I'm pretty frugal at heart!  I just knew that I could put together something similar at a fraction of the cost if I found the right supplies.  I searched, found some things, and made my own look for less Sunshine Tienda Rosita hat.  This is my inspiration photo of the original hat - Here are the supplies I gathered to use to make my version- *Hat close in style to the inspiration photo (more info. below) *Colorful striped belt/strap to use for hatband (more info. below) *Glue Gun * Stop Fraying Adhesive *Nail head (could also use a paper brad or any little embellishment you like) Now, some specifics on the hat.  You can obviously use any hat you like or might already have, but I wanted to try to get as close to the original as I could.  I found this hat new on eBay and am very pleased with it!  I'll link all of the listings I coul...
Friday, May 10, 2024

FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES

Happy Friday, friends, I'm excited to share this week's Five Friday Favorites with you today! Goodness this week flew by.  It's been absolutely beautiful here so I've been working in the yard some, and more of that is on the agenda today and tomorrow.  We're in the stage of celebrating holidays whenever we can right now... Emily won't be home from school yet and Caleb is working all day Sunday so we're going to have Mother's Day later during the week.  😊  If you're celebrating this weekend I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends (if you need a last minute gift several things on my Mother's Day Gift Guide will still make it in time if you hurry)!  Here are this week's faves- A few weeks ago we celebrated with our long time friends as he was inaugurated as the President at one of our local universities.  One event was a cocktail attire dinner and I wore this cape style dress  (also available here ).  I absolutely loved it and...
Thursday, May 9, 2024

OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT PARTY DECORATING IDEAS

Most of you know that my son got married last Fall.  I've shared some bits and pieces on social media but not much here other than announcing the engagement from Fall of '22.  All along I've been planning to and was excited to share everything, there was just so much to share that it seemed daunting and I needed to get my thoughts organized about how I wanted to present everything here.  So, since we're on the verge of "Wedding Season," I thought it would be fun to spread several engagement/wedding related posts out over the next few weeks in a little series to get you all caught up!  My sister's land/farm is not too far from where Caleb and Kenzi were going to school, and he decided he wanted to designate a special spot there for the proposal.  There's a ridge on the edge of their land that looks down over the rest of the property, and we thought that would be the perfect proposal spot. We planned to have a party with friends and family afterwards, so...