5 Things Friday: November 9

Happy Friday, friends! This week flew by. Here are some of my favorite things from the past few weeks. :)

1) Melting Pot

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We went to The Melting Pot last weekend with Jale and it was SO good. I really love how it’s a leisurely dining experience that’s a good 2 hours long. This was only our second time ever going and it was just as good as last time. We love the food and the experience - major shout out to the super fresh shrimp and the Oreo Marshmallow chocolate fondue at the end!

2) Happy Hour @ Jale’s

Since Jale has halfway moved here, I love going over most afternoons for Happy Hour. We Skype every weekday when they’re in PA anyway, so this is just in person. We have a drink and some snacks in the pool and just talk about our days. It’s the best!

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3) Zevia Sparkling Water

I bought this on a whim at The Fresh Market in Jupiter the other day, and I LOVE it! It’s so refreshing. It’s made with stevia, so it’s sweetened already. I often sweeten my regular sparkling water with stevia anyway, so this is easier. :) I ordered a whole case on Amazon too!

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4) Ideal Nutrition

A year or so ago, Chad and I would get most our meals from Ideal Nutrition, a meal delivery service. They have a huge local delivery area and their food is SO good. It’s healthy, but not in a “eat plain chicken and broccoli” every night kind of way. NO way could I handle that, haha.

They have ribs, pizza, cheesy chicken and other really great meals. You get to choose them on their site as well, which is great. The best thing is they’re only $7 each, which is so reasonable. We don’t get them as often now since Chad is Keto and I’m more busy/going out more, but once in a while we’ll sign up again.

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5) Plantain Chips

Dale had these at the house the other day and they’re amazing. I’ve had plantain chips before, but they’re usually not the best from the store. These taste like the kind you get in restaurants, and they’re a perfect mix of sweet and salty. I need to get some for myself!

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Okay, so I just noticed these are all food related, lol! Guess I was really hungry this week. :)

Enjoy your weekend!

xo

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Fashion Update: Latest Outfits

Hey there! I figured I’d ease into more consistent blogging with a fashion post. :) Aka what I’ve been wearing lately! I love shopping and clothes and all the online boutiques.

So this is what I’m loving, along with what they were worn for and where I got them.

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Top Row:

  • Outfit: Black high-neck shirt bodysuit; Leopard flowy pants | Worn to anniversary dinner | Purchased From: Dottie Couture Boutique (both)

  • Outfit: Buffalo plaid off-the-shoulder top; Black leggings | Worn to dinner @ The Melting Pot | Purchased From: Top from Pulse Boutique; Leggings from Kohl’s (old)

  • Outfit: Hocus Pocus T-shirt; black leggings | Worn on Halloween | Purchased From: Top from Amazon; Leggings from Kohl’s (old)

  • Outfit: Green midi dress | Worn to wedding rehearsal dinner (as the planner) | Purchased From: Amazon

  • Outfit: Black tank top jumpsuit | Worn to work a wedding for 11+ hours! | Purchased From: Ollie Marie Boutique

Bottom Row:

  • Outfit: Flowy, one arm tunic; Ponte pants | Worn to a wedding final walkthrough in Palm Beach | Purchased From: Top is Michael Kors @ Macy’s (this is old-ish); Ponte pants are from Kohl’s (old)

  • Outfit: Black strapless jumpsuit | Worn to dinner @ Seasons 52 | Purchased From: Dottie Couture Boutique

  • Outfit: Cheetah romper | Worn to run errands/shop | Purchased From: Closet Candy Boutique

  • Outfit: Black striped tie-front dress | Worn to dinner, I think! | Purchased From: Dottie Couture Boutique

  • Outfit: Blue and pink cheetah print jumpsuit | Worn to see Phantom of the Opera | Purchased From: Poshmark, but it’s from H&M originally (old!)

Thank you for reading! Let me know if you have any sizing or other questions. :)

xo

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5 Things Friday: November 2

Hi there! It’s been a minute. My big wedding is done and another event wraps up tomorrow, so I’m hoping to devote more time to blogging.

I’ve been getting lots of fun clothes in (Chad is thrilled, lol), so I want to share those as well.

Happy Friday and weekend!

1) Rothy’s

For my wedding this weekend, I was on my feet for about 12 hours. Weddings (and many events in general) are just loooooooong, long days. I had purchased comfort flats in the past, and while they were okay, I still had some small blisters and foot pain after. I’m happy to say that was NOT the case with Rothy’s! I had a few scary moments about 3-4 hours in where I could see a TINY blister forming, but it never continued to form and stopped hurting. Also, my feet were really not sore beyond the night of. 12 hours is a long time, so normal wear would be extremely comfortable.

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They’re not cheap, but for people looking for a super comfy, supportive shoe, they’re a great option. Also, they have cute styles like cheetah print. ;) I’d say the normal flats (round toe) are true to size.

2) The Colony

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Speaking of my wedding last weekend, it was held at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. It’s a really adorable boutique hotel that has a ton of bright colors. It’s totally my style and was decorated by Carleton Varney, who runs the Dorothy Draper design/decorating studio and did The Greenbrier, etc. Lots of palm print, animal prints, old Florida with some modern elements. I love all the color mixed with classic prints and styles. I’m obsessed!

3) Pacifica Perfume

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Pacifica is a more natural perfume/skincare/makeup brand that has really great products. My favorite is their spray perfume. I get the Indian Coconut Nectar Spray Perfume and it smells heavenly. Just like the beach! I think they even sell it at Target now, but you can also get it on their website and on Amazon. They have tons of other scent options too!

4) Graze

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Graze is a snack subscription service that also sells individually packed snack options. I tried the $1 first box (dang you, Instagram ads, lol) and it was a hit. I really loved the snacks I received, and you get 8 individually-wrapped options each month. You can even go through the website and tell them which snacks you wouldn’t want to receive.

My second box just got here and every option is one that I would’ve chosen myself. I also like that you can buy multipacks of your favorites, as well as larger bags of them too. I’m not sure how long I’ll keep the subscription, but I think I’ll keep buying individual snacks from them.

5) Anniversary Ring

This past Monday was our 8th wedding anniversary, and Chad got me this beautiful ring!

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I actually sent him the link to it several months ago, but I really wasn’t giving any hints, haha. I send him stuff all the time! I was really surprised when he gave it to me, and it’s gorgeous. I loved the pink accents, neat design, and rose gold. Thanks, CN! :)

Have a great weekend, all - thank you for reading! :)

xo

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5 Things Friday: October 19

This week felt pretty slow, then suddenly, it was Friday! We’re hanging out here tonight - training the dogs, eating Chick-fil-A, watching scary movies. :) Tomorrow, we’re off to see Phantom of the Opera in Fort Lauderdale! It’s one of my favorite shows and I can’t wait.

Without further ado…here are my 5 things!

1) Betty Crocker Mug Cakes

These things are GOOD. I’ve made homemade mug cakes in the past and while they’re good, these are better, lol. Probably all those lovely chemicals, haha. I’ve only tried the brownie one so far, but I hear good things about the funfetti one too!

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2) Trader Joe’s Skull Planter

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I saw this in the Trader Joe’s flyer and HAD to have it! It’s so cute. I love all things skulls for decor, and Halloween is my favorite. It has a succulent planted in it now, but I might change that up eventually. They had a bunch of color choices, but I really love the orange.


3) New headbands

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Okay, that Snapchat filter with the glasses and bunny ear headband?! ADORABLE. I looked up real ones on Amazon and found this multipack. I’ve been wearing them all week - LOVE.

4) Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer

This is the best concealer! Well, I’m not super knowledgeable about concealers, but I’ve always loved this one. It really covers any acne or dark spots, and it’s great for the under eye area too. I use two different colors - one for blemishes (Warm 31) and one for under eye (Warm 27).

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5) Breeze Block

Chad made me a breeze block for Christmas last year with his 3-D Printer! It’s that white shape in the photo. We looked online for a plastic one for decor but didn’t have any luck. Decorative breeze blocks are popular in (or outside) old Florida homes, as well as mid-century modern style, which is my favorite! You won’t find anything rustic in my house - I’m all about this look and the Dorothy Draper style.

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Thank you so much for reading - enjoy your weekend! xo

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