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30 FOR 30: Football Favorites Countdown- Yeti Cooler

One of the most important tasks at tailgating is keeping the beer cold! If you haven’t discovered Yeti Coolers you are missing out! Now they are pricey for a cooler but TOTALLY worth it!  We LOVE our Yeti’s and they really do keep everything crazy cold for LONG periods of time!   They come in ALL sizes.  Here is the website says:

“YETI Coolers are built to be indestructible and keep ice for days.  Built for going toe-to-toe with hungry grizzlies.  Built for the prepared.  Built for better Monday morning water cooler talk.  Built for the long haul.  Built for the wild.”

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I mean if it can handle grizzlies it can handle us tailgaters!

 

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30 FOR 30: Football Favorites Countdown- The Chilly Pad

The heat can catch up with you during those early season football games! Of course you can cool down with a beer but sometimes you need a little something more.  One of my FAVORITE products is the Chilly Pad!

What is a Chilly Pad?

“Made from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining dry to the touch, The Chilly Pad® is an innovative way to cool down while enduring outdoor heat and/or high levels of physical activity. When wet, the towel begins to evaporate and cool, providing cool, soft comfort to the user. When it stops cooling, simply re-wet the towel in hot or cold water and wring it out. Within minutes, it’s cool again” – Frogg Toggs

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Catching Up

Where has this summer gone?! I have been traveling the last 3 weeks so keeping up the blog has been a challenge!

I have an OOTD post coming soon, a fun recipe post and maybe a little something special!

I went to Indiana and Pennsylvania for work! Ate a HUGE Chicken Fried Steak… Not really my thing but when in Rome (or some hole in the wall bar in Indiana)! IMG_2478IMG_2483

Mark and I ventured to a craft brewer in Fort Worth called Martin House! We had SO much fun.  Loved the souviner glass and over favorite brew was the Imperial Texan!IMG_2488

I also ventured to Florida and successfully surprised my brother, aunt, uncle and grandparents! We had a great time enjoying family!

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I ventured back to Fort Worth to celebrate my birthday! Mark and his parents took me to my favorite Capital Grill!e! It was YUMMY!

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Then it was back to Indiana for Marks family reunion this weekend.  Let’s just say 17 hour road trips are not my thing.  I did get some awesome pictures! It was great to meet and see Mark’s family and just have a good ol’ time! Seriously cornfields in the summer are a sight to see! This place looked like a movie set!

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How was your summer! What trips have you taken?

 

 

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{Current} Favorite Things

I don’t really like change but lately I have gotten/tried/found some [new to me] things that I am loving. So I thought I would share!

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Lip Gloss–  This gives a great sheen and it also gives a cool tingly feeling… Perfect on these hot summer days.

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Workout Pants– These are comfy and reversible! Keep my legs cool and how fun is this color!

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Flowers– Peonies.  I just love these.

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Song– Kongos- Come with me now.  Great pump up song for working out or going out!

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Monogram Tote– This isn’t the one I have but I am loving the canvas and modern monogram! Great bags to throw all my stuff in especially when I am heading to workout!

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Mini Watermelons– These are still pretty good size but it is great that you can cut one and keep one! I hate having to buy one huge water melon for me and Mark!

What are a few of your favorite things?!

 

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Just Keep Swimming

 

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[Picture Credit]

I am back in action with a work out/ eating better routine.  I posted about trying Barre Class a while back and really loved that workout.  However, I wanted to be able to try more classes with more schedule options so I decided to join my local YMCA.

I tried Yoga Fusion the other day and loved it! Today I wanted to explore the pool.  So I ran a few miles on the treadmill and headed to the pool.

I have always been a water lover; I was on swim team and a lifeguard [Shout out to my Trails Pool Sharks].  However, I haven’t swam laps in probably close to 8 or 9 years.  It was back in college and I definitely didn’t do it on a regular basis.  So I busted out the speedo I wore on swim team [AKA vintage speedo because it is 15+ years old] and my goggles and I was ready to go.

Side note: why are speedo’s so funny looking on my body.

In my head I was going to swim a mile [32 laps at the YMCA]. And then I jump in and swam ONE lap and thought HOLY &%$@ this is WAY harder then I remember! Where are some floaties when I need them??!?!!

However, I took my time and did 16 laps and felt good about myself.  This has definitely shown me how I need to adjust expectations but also push myself. I am enjoying trying new classes and getting back into old fitness habits!

What are your favorite classes and fitness routines?

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Wine Weekend

  wine This weekend I am venturing to Fredericksburg, TX for a wine weekend Bachlorette party! I am SO excited for a little getaway!  However, packing is a fun challenge to take on [not].  Here are some of my tips and tricks and my fun picks for this weekend! The key is to have items that can be used multiple ways.  This gives you more options but with less bulk in your duffel!  Also, choose items that can mix easily (basic colors). First off the perfect bag: vb

Vera Bradley [Grand Travler]

Here are some of my ideal outfit combos!

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I love Chambray tops because they can be used in so many ways! This is a comfy cool look for the car ride to over and will be perfect to wear to the casual dinner we are going to that evening!

 Old Navy [Convertible Maxi Dress/Skirt]//Old Navy [Chambray Top]//Target [Cami Top]//Target [Sandal]

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I wanted an outfit that could go from day to night.  This is the day for wine tours so I figured I can throw my sandals in my bag and either dress it up or dress it down! I also get cold easily so throw in the chambray shirt for a bit of warmth but not adding bulk to the bag I carry!  You might notice the repeat of the maxi skirt from above.  Thats because it is a convertible dress/skirt… BRILLIANT!

 Old Navy [Convertible Maxi Dress/Skirt]//Old Navy [Chambray Top]//Michael Kors [Wedge]

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Outfit 3 is for a little fancier dinner out.  I am OBSESSED with this look! Such fun summer colors!

Neiman Marcus [Flare Dress] //Michael Kors [Wedge]

   Bonus find:

Target PJ

What better excuse to buy a cute PJ set! Late night chats will happen and you need to be comfy!

Target [PJ Set]

Kendra Scott [Earrings]

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American Style: July 4th Edition

Summer has arrived and July 4th will be here soon! Below are some of the current items I am eyeing for all of the fun events that will surround the 4th!july4

Piperlime Blue Top [Silk Flutter Blouse]//Nordstrom Rack Top [Starlight Flutter Sleeve Tee] Piperlime Red Top [Silk Flutter Blouse]//Piperlime White Skirt [Eyelet Circle Skirt]// Norstrom Rack Short [Cuff Denim Jean Short]//Target  Dress [Ponte Dress]//Piperlime Blue Skirt [Eyelet Circle Skirt]// Target Scarf [American Flag Infinity Scarf]// Nordstrom Rack Shoe [Steffo Espadrille Wedge]

BONUS Maxi Cutout dress:

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Piperlime [Stripe Cut Out Maxi]

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American Style: July 4th Edition

Summer has arrived and July 4th will be here soon! Below are some of the current items I am eyeing for all of the fun events that will surround the 4th!


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Piperlime Blue Top [Silk Flutter Blouse]//Nordstrom Rack Top [Starlight Flutter Sleeve Tee] Piperlime Red Top [Silk Flutter Blouse]//Piperlime White Skirt [Eyelet Circle Skirt]// Norstrom Rack Short [Cuff Denim Jean Short]//Target  Dress [Ponte Dress]//Piperlime Blue Skirt [Eyelet Circle Skirt]// Target Scarf [American Flag Infinity Scarf]// Nordstrom Rack Shoe [Steffo Espadrille Wedge]

BONUS Maxi Cutout dress:

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Piperlime [Stripe Cut Out Maxi]