8.30.2017

style & beauty: Beautycounter Party

            Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week! Over the weekend, I hosted a Beautycounter party at my mother's house in Indiana and had such a great time with a great group of women :) Thank you to my mother for your wonderful hospitality and baking. I thought it would be fun to share some photos of the party.

          For those of you who don't know about the brand, Beauycounter's mission is to get safe ingredients and products into the hands of everyone. In a world full of toxic chemicals from our laundry detergent, cosmetics, household cleaners, kids body wash, and so much more; it is so important that we pay attention to what is in our products that we use every day.

         Now, more than ever toxic chemicals are making their way into our bloodstream causing numerous cancers and health problems. It only takes 26 seconds for lotion or any product that is used on our bodies to be absorbed into our bloodstream. Last summer when a friend introduced me to Beautycounter, I was blown away by the quality and performance of Beauycounter's products and the fact that the ingredients were safe was the most important part. Today, I enjoy sharing with others Beautycounter's mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone that are safe and clean for their families. I hope you enjoy these photos and if you ever want to know more please visit  My Website

       Ask any questions if you are ever curious, I would love to help :) Thank you to my mother for hosting the party and for everyone that attended! Have a great day! xo


















8.23.2017

Travel: Our trip to Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas

              Howdy folks! This post is straight from Texas! Waco, Texas to be exact. You already know I am a Chip & Jo fan, but the grounds of Magnolia in Waco is truly a sight to see.  Reed and I went to Texas last weekend for a long weekend as we have both been wanting to visit Waco to see Magnolia Market and visit friends in Ft. Worth. We spent an entire day in Waco driving around, visiting Magnolia Market, shopping, eating, seeing Baylor University and enjoying the beautiful but "hot" day in Texas.

            We rented a car and flew in to Dallas Love, this way we were able to see several places at once. We love doing this for trips because we are able to knock out so much in either a short or long amount of time. We spent the day in Waco and also saw Harp's design studio from the Fixer Upper show as well, which was pretty neat.  We are big fans of Chip & Jo, their lifestyle, design work, and how they raise their kids and family. We were very excited to see Waco, as it was only a one hour and thirty minute drive from Dallas to Waco. I absolutely loved the store, the grounds, and the bakery so much! I actually got emotional when we first walked up (haha) cheesy I know but when you are a "fan girl" of something its hard not to get overly excited.

          It was such an inspiring trip all around and loved every minute of being able to see Magnolia. The rest of our time in Texas we spent several days in Ft. Worth visiting friends and going to the stockyards. Then, we spent a full day in Dallas enjoying the JFK museum and memorial and eating great food. More to come on the rest of our Texas trip but this post is dedicated to Magnolia! Here are some pictures of our visit :) I bought way too much but then again it is a bucket list trip, I had to haha! But Reed got lucky since we were on a plane instead of driving from Nashville. I could have added a lot more :)  Enjoy our pics! xo




































8.07.2017

recipe: semi-homemade summer berry cake

           Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Reed and I had a great weekend with my family in town and spending some down time on Sunday catching up on the house, relaxing, and enjoying a Sunday drive. It was nice and cool on Saturday and it made me excited for fall and cooler temps to come. Hopefully that will be here sooner than later :)

           I have been wanting to make a nice berry cake for summer and I just got around to it this past weekend. This is totally semi-homemade and not much of a recipe but it was delicious and made for a pretty cake; therefore, I wanted to share. I purchased an angel food cake at the grocery store and whipped up some icing and decided to make it look good by adding berries on top. A nice fresh and fluffy cake for Summer. For the icing I used powdered sugar and cream cheese and whipped it together to put on top of the angel food cake. Then, I dressed the cake with fresh cut strawberries and blueberries. I decided to add a little sweet and sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

        This made for a quick and super easy dessert after dinner. This would be a great dessert to take to a get together or dinner anytime during the Summer. This would also look great for the 4th of July holiday. I hope you are all having a great week and enjoying the last few weeks of August. Have a great week  :) xoxo