07 August 2020

Friday Favorites - Beauty Favorites



How is it August already?  Yikes.  The start of the Fall semester is right around the corner.  At this point, all I can do is hold my breath and hope that all of the plans, strategies, and safety measures we have in place will work out.  I work for an institution that has been very deliberate in its planning and we all want this to go well.  Fingers crossed!

If there's one thing that COVID has shown me, it's that I have some beauty favorites that I reach for time and again.  In a time where I've really just scaled back on my make up and skin care, it is apparent to me exactly which products are my favorites and are basically all I use most days.

03 August 2020

Life Lately




It's a new week y'all!  I have a crazy buys week at work, but I really enjoyed my time off last week.  I completely unplugged and it helped to recharge my batteries.  Here's a little peek at what we've been up to lately.

31 July 2020

Friday Favorites



Good Morning and Happy Friday!  I took a little bloggy break this week while I was on vacation from my other job.  I am online all the time for that one so it felt really good to just unplug completely from everything.

My plan was not to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, but I know a lot of you do, so I wanted to take today's Friday Favorites post to highlight some of my favorite brands and items that are in the sale this year.  These are tried and true things that I have purchased in the past or have purchased similar items in past and can vouch for their quality. 

If you are a Nordstrom Insider, you get access starting August 13.



I cannot say enough good things about anything from Barefoot Dreams.  Everything is so cozy and comfy.  I have had several of their cardigans for YEARS.  I think I bought my first one eight years ago and it has held up.  The circle cardigan is on sale for under $70 which makes it a great deal.



Zella has some of the best active wear and their live in leggings are no exception. I wear these to work out, I wear them to lounge around the house.  And they're high waisted.  At under $40, these are a great buy!



I am team #nolashes.  I have very thin short eyelashes.  I've been using this serum for a year and it has been a game changer for me.  They are definitely longer and look so much better when I wear mascara.  And...it's way cheaper than Latisse. 



I have this and I cannot say enough good things about it.  If you are a lipstick girl, this is a must have.  It comes with the Pillow Talk pencil, gloss, and lipstick.  This is the perfect pinkish nude shade.  Make sure you grab it, to get all three full size items for under $70 is a steal.



This is hands down the best underwire bra I have ever owned.  Hands down.  No questions.  I have it black and nude and it is in steady rotation with my strappy tanks in summer and any time I need a strapless or one strap option.  It is so comfortable.  It is worth every penny when it isn't on sale, so make sure if you are in the market for a good strapless bra to grab this one in the sale.



These are my all time favorite lounge pants.  They are so super soft, you think they are more expensive than they really are and on sale they are a great deal.  If you are looking for the best pants to lounge around in, these are the ones for you!  Mine are in constant rotation, especially right now working from home.



My all time favorite dry shampoo.  It has the best scent and disappears completely into my dark hair.  At $34, this is a great deal.

Do you shop the Nordstrom sale?  What kind of deals do you look for?  Sound off in comments!

20 July 2020

Amazon Finds!


With COVID, we have been online ordering more than usual.  I've had some really great finds on Amazon lately and thought I'd share what I've loved lately.

17 July 2020

Friday Favorites




Happy Friday!

How is July half over already?  A favorite this week was definitely this little squish turning ONE!  In honor of his birthday, here are some of Henry's Favorites.


As you can see, birthday cake was a FAVORITE for him.

16 July 2020

Henry is One!


This little guy is ONE today!  One whole year of life with this sweet boy.

13 July 2020

Life Lately



Good Morning!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I can't believe we are almost halfway through July.  I feel like April and May were the longest months ever but July is just zipping by.

First - let's start with our giveaway winner!  The winner is:

Sean F.

Congratulations!  I've emailed you with instructions to claim your prize.  Thank you to everyone who participated. 

Life has not been super exciting lately, but I did want to show you a little bit about what life looks like during quarantine around here.


10 July 2020

Friday Favorites




It's Friday!  How did you all do this week?  Don't forget - today is the last day to enter the giveaway!

The beginning of my week was crazy, especially once ICE released their "guidance" about international students.  We had to do a little scrambling, but I think we are in a good place to help all our international students - the ones who are abroad and the ones who are here in the US.  With that worked on, the rest of the week quieted down a bit and I could focus on getting through some emails and some testing in our data system.  I was also reminded several times this week that Mr. Fisher and I made the right decision to move Henry's day care.  Today is his last day at the day care he's been at since he was 12 weeks old.  We're moving him to a different one starting Monday and there have been signs galore this week that we made the right call.  Nothing crazy - his health and safety aren't in jeopardy or anything, but definite signs that we're doing the right thing. 

I promised you all some of my office favorites this Friday, so let's jump into it!

08 July 2020

Working From Home During COVID


It has been a dream of mine for a very long time to work from home.  When I had this dream, I never imagined that it would happen because of a global pandemic.  Let's rewind to March, shall we...

06 July 2020

Monday Giveaway!

Because you all are the best and because I am excited to be back blogging, I thought a giveaway was in order this week.

What am I giving away?
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