Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

I am late to the game with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but since my items arrived this week (and MOST are still available!) I felt compelled to share my favorite finds with you!  Since we are back in Missouri and winter will be WAY colder than it was in Georgia I am trying to build up my fall/winter wardrobe and this was a great opportunity.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Kate Spade New York “Forever” Stud Earrings

Kate Spade 'Forever' Studs

I am obsessed with these earrings.  I have been wearing them to work all week.  You can’t beat a classic pair of studs and these are perfection.


Pleione Bell Cuff High/Low Blouse

_Pleione Bell Sleeve Blouse


I love this blouse so much that I ordered it in a second color!  It is incredibly flattering and is the perfect for both work and play.


KUT from the Kloth “Diana” Stretch Skinny Jeans

Kut from the Kloth Diane


I have gotten a few pairs of KUT from the Kloth pants in my Stitch Fix boxes and really love the fit.  When I saw that these skinny jeans were in the anniversary sale for a better price I jumped at it.  They hug in all the right places.


Two by Vince Camuto Mixed Media V-Neck Tunic

Vinca Camuto Mixed Media Hi Low Blouse


This is a great top for fall and once again is really flattering.  I can just see it with my new Frye boots and jeans with a scarf!


Frye “Melissa Button’ Leather Riding Boot

Frye Melissa Button Riding Boot

These were my big splurge of the sale.  I have been eyeing the Frye boots for YEARS and finally took the plunge.  Since riding boots are my ‘go-to’ in the fall I know these will be worn a ton.  And there was just something about the genuine leather that was amazing.  The best part is that they are so incredibly comfortable!


Two By Vince Camuto Seamed Back Leggings

Vince Camuto Leggings

Do yourself a favor and order these leggings NOW.  They are high waisted which is fabulous for my mom-bod and thick enough that there is no issue with transparency.  They are so soft and truly great quality.


UGG ‘Anjeline’ Knit Cape

UGG Knit Cape


I was back and forth on this sweater and finally bit the bullet and ordered it tonight.  I haven’t gotten it yet but the reviews were good and it looks so warm and comfortable.


BP. Deep V-Neck Pullover

BP V-Neck Pullover


This over-sized sweater is going to be perfect paired with a button up.  I know it will work well with my slim work pants or with skinny jeans and my boots.


There you have it!  Some of my favorites from the sale and as I said they were pretty much ALL available as of last night!  The links do contain affiliate links FYI 😉


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Oldies but Goodies

Hey friends!  Just checking in real quick before continuing to unpack my house.  I am hoping to get back to a normal blogging schedule now that my life is returning to a new normal.  We are moved, back from vacation, and I have another week before I start my new job.  Basically life is good!  During my vacation though I got to log some quality Netflix time.  Do you even know how many amazing TV series are on Netflix?!  I sure didn’t.  I have found and fallen back in love with some oldies but goodies and thought I would share them with you!

Netflix Oldies but Goodies


One Tree Hill



I loved One Tree Hill when it was on TV!  I am thrilled to be able to watch it all from the beginning. I might even admit to having owned all the seasons at one time.  #NotSorry.


Gilmore Girls


I’ve already waxed poetic about my love for Gilmore Girls but it deserves a second mention.  I found out when she was here that my mom is making her way through the series too!  Since it reminds me so much of growing up with her it’s kind of fun to be doing it together.  Still can’t wait for the reunion episodes!


Buffy the Vampire Slayer



I never got into Buffy when it was on the air but am definitely intrigued now that I can watch the entire series.




I loved Medium when it was on the air mainly because it’s based on a real person who lives in Phoenix.  I found the plot-lines so interesting but lost track after a couple of seasons.



Charmed Image #CH05-0329 Pictured (l-r): Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell, Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell, Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews, Kaley Cuoco as Billie Credit: © The WB/James White


I saved my favorite for last.  Please tell me I am not the only Charmed fan out there?  I loved catching it on reruns and am pumped to be following along from the beginning.  I am officially on Season 2 and have been catching episodes while on the treadmill.


I am off to spend some time with the family watching you guessed it … Netflix.  I just can’t quit it haha.  Chris’ little brother is in town for the weekend from Kansas City and his mom flew back with us from Vegas so we have a full house!  I am hoping to give you some house updates, makeovers, life updates, and more next week.  I have missed you all and am looking forward to reconnecting in this space.


What’s your favorite TV show that is off the air now?


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Favorite Uses for Almond Milk

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.


Thanks for your comments on yesterday’s post!  Loved reading them on social media and the blog.  We are REALLY excited about this next adventure and will be slowly tackling our “to do” list over the coming months!  In the meantime, I am excited to share some of my favorite uses for almond milk with you all today!


Almond Breeze


I am a converted almond-milk fan.  I have to admit for a long time I didn’t get what the excitement was over.  Then I had some Almond Breeze for the first time and I got it.  I mean one cup of Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk has only 30 calories but packs in 45% of your daily calcium and 25% of your daily vitamin D.  Plus it tastes great!  I have found myself using almond milk in some way each and every day and thought I would share with you how today!


In My Oatmeal

Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal 2


I mix almond milk into my oatmeal on the regular.  I simply use 1/3 cup oats and 2/3 cups Almond Breeze and then add in any topping you want!  I love peanut butter, strawberries, blueberries, or coconut!


In Smoothies

Snack - Shakeology


I love packing smoothies for work in my thermos because they are quick and nutritious way to get in some food.  I love using 8oz of Almond Breeze + chocolate protein powder + 1/2 a banana.  Also delicious is throwing in 1 tablespoon of PB!


In My Coffee

coffee talk


Fun fact – I use a splash of almond milk in my coffee every morning in place of creamer.  I add in 2 packets of Stevia and I am good to go!  Delicious.


There are obviously an unlimited number of ways to incorporate almond milk into your diet.  You can bake with it, make soups and sauces, or drink it whole.  You pretty much can’t go wrong!  So if you’re looking into a dairy-free way of getting in some calcium and vitamin D definitely check out Almond Breeze by Blue Diamond!



How do YOU use almond milk?


Happy Monday folks! Today is pretty bitter sweet because I am officially off of vacation on on to surgery.  We had an amazing three weeks of slower paces (minus my on-campus week), vacations, and quality family time.  Now it’s time to put my nose to the grindstone and rock out these final four rotations because graduation is less than 6 months away!  Holy cow.  Any-who, I thought I would start this fine Monday off with a little survey for you guys with a current glimpse into my life 😉


Reading: First Aid for the Surgery Clerkship.  The First Aid series has been a favorite of mine throughout clinical rotations and so far my surgery book is proving to be just as good.  The physicians I am working with do a lot of reflux surgeries, hernia repairs, and gallbladder removals so I have been trying to learn more about those before starting today.  I am super nervous about this rotation!

First Aid for Surgery
Doing: As I am writing this Sunday night I just finished up our meal prep for the week.  I am not sure what my schedule is so at least having dinners prepared gives me some sense of calm.  We are having lasagna rolls, crockpot chicken taco chili, grilled chicken, and beef stew this week.


Meal Prep Sunday
Working On: My fitness!  I have been doing really well with my recent trainer from Ashley Horner.  I started doing Valor with Chris a couple weeks ago.  I got a little derailed last week due to a wicked head cold but I am hoping to get back on track this week.  My gym bag is ready to go after work today!


Watching: Who else is SO glad TV shows are back?!  I watched Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal already.  Once Upon a Time came back last night and I have to figure out what other shows my DVR is going to be recording.  It’s a nice break between all the football Chris is watching 😉


Loving: My girls!  Cliche I know but everyday they teach me something new.  This weekend Emmie found a pair of My Little Pony pajamas that were supposed to be for her birthday.  I couldn’t keep them from her and she instantly got attached to the Pinkie Pie sleep mask.  And actually slept in it for awhile!  I mean seriously … it’s just too cute!  Bryn is a little rascal and is constantly getting into things.  She’s my wild child and has wild hair sometimes to go with it.  #MessyHairDontCare.


Pinkie Pie Sleep Mask

Messy Hair

What’s one thing you’re currently doing?  How was your weekend?

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Things I’m Loving Friday // 1

**Before getting into my post this morning I want to take a second and remember September 11, 2001.  It’s a day I hope we never forget and always take pause to remember.  Teenagers entering HS were babies when the tragedy happened so it’s our job to remember and teach along the way.  


It’s Fri-YAY!  Cheers to the weekend my friends.  It’s been a long time but I am excited to bring back “things I’m loving Friday” here on the blog!

things I'm loving friday

Kiss My Face Deodorant

Kiss My Face Liquid Rock
I’ve been thinking about trying a natural deodorant that didn’t have aluminum in it for awhile now and finally just grabbed one when I was at Publix.  I have been a fan of the Kiss My Face brand for awhile so I was excited to see they had a deodorant.  So far it’s been pretty good!  Chris and I have been working out together and I told him to let me know if I smelled more than usual and it passed the test 😉 

Kroger White Grape Sparkling Water

Kroger White Grape
I am working really hard on cutting back on my Diet Coke and so far have been doing great.  It kind of got out of control when I was in the Emergency Room and I needed to get it together.  This white grape sparkling water from Kroger tastes JUST like grape soda and totally satisfy my need for bubbles.


Pumpkin Puffins

Pumpkin Puffins

I saw these on Instagram and knew I had to have them.  I went to Target the next day and grabbed them.  I am definitely going back for more before they are out of season because they are bomb.


Rodan and Fields Sunless Tan

Rodan and Fields Sunless Tan

I used to be a huge tanning bed girl in high school and I regret it all the time.  I mean hello … skin cancer much?  I lather on the sunscreen like whoa now but I still love the look of tanned skin.  I’ve tried numerous sunless tanners over the years and finally found this one from Rodan and Fields that is amazing.  Totally natural looking with no speaking.  Grab some before it sells out again!  It is consistently out of stock.


My Happy Planner

Happy Planner


Erica introduced my to the Happy Planner and I am so glad she did!  I love decorating in my planner and may be a tad planner obsessed (don’t ask how many I have bought this year) but this one takes the cake.  I’ll be sharing more about it soon but you can find it here, on Amazon, or at your local Hobby Lobby.

Happiest of Fridays! I hope that your day goes fast and your weekend comes quick :)

What is something you’re loving today?

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