There are moments in your life that make you realize that time is a flat circle (True Detective reference). And for me one of those moments of clarity and appreciation of life’s little coincidences was on my recent trip to upstate New York. When I was younger, I would travel with my grandparents to upstate New York during the summer. It was the first place I tried my hand at ceramics as I fired my little pieces in my cousin Sarah’s kiln. And 20 years later, I was back in the same area with one of the most whimsical ceramics brands, MacKenzie-Childs! I’m sharing details on my trip to Camp Courtly Check in today’s full post.
As you might have seen, Jenn from Haute Off the Rack and I went to Houston recently for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. (No Nordstroms in Louisiana y’all!) Outside of all of the shopping we did, we ate a ton of amazing food as we discovered new restaurants. So, I thought it would be fun to put together a little Houston trip recap. I’m sharing where we stayed and each of the delicious meals – as well as where to shop and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Today, I’m sharing a post that I’ve been wanting to write for a long time! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE getting lost in Sephora for hours, but I don’t splurge on every single item in my beauty regimen. Over the past few years, I’ve stumbled across some absolute favorites right in my drugstore or grocery aisle. These are great options when you’re in a pinch while traveling or trying to stay on your monthly budget. Check out my favorite drugstore beauty products in today’s full post!
Living in Baton Rouge, it’s definitely an advantage to have the beach just a short road trip away. In college, Orange Beach, Alabama was one of our favorite spring break destinations, and I have so many fun memories there! Even now, I still frequent the Alabama beaches with friends during the summer. (I was also just there for Hangout Fest!) After my most recent trip with Hotel Indigo Orange Beach, anIHG hotel, I put together an Orange Beach travel guide filled with spots to eat, drink and hang out all within short distances from the hotel!
Don’t get me wrong, some days having absolutely nothing to do is a GREAT thing. Other times you are itching to get out of the house to do something – anything! But what, right? Growing up as an only child taught me to get creative when you find yourself with time on your hands. Inspired by the Belk’s True Craft brand, I’m channeling my best “weekend vibes” to share five of my favorite ways to beat summer boredom – on any budget.
True Craft allows you to explore your own one-of-a-kind style and is perfect to wear on any summer adventure! I wore my True Craft tie-front tee for a day on the bike with classic jean shorts and my favorite slip-on sneakers. (Also a comfy option for your favorite sweat pants and a mug of coffee!)