Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday



Happy Wednesday friends!

Today I am sharing a few things that have caught my eye over the past few weeks. I recently went to my local Gap and tried on these joggers and immediately wanted them for more casual days at work. They were so comfy and would also be perfect to throw on for weekend errand running. Next, I am all about these peep toe booties, I think they would be super cute with white jeans transitioning into fall or even leather leggings when the temps get cooler. If anyone is looking for a new foundation, this needs to be your next go to, it is seriously amazing. I received a sample a few weeks ago and I kid you not, it lasted all day, even through my gym session after work. I am also loving this cuff set by Treasure & Bond, perfect for everyday wear. Last but not least, this card pouch. I love being able to throw all my cards and some cash in one of these and stick in a clutch so that everything is kept together and neat.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Yours truly,
Emily Ann

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Blog Poll- Prioritization, How do you do it?



Happy Tuesday friends! 

Today's post is a little different from what I normally post but for the past week or so I have really been struggling with my time management and making time to blog again. It was something I really wanted to get back into and still do but man am I having a hard time finding the time to post. I have a normal Monday-Friday work schedule and tend to work from about 8 A.M until about 5 or 6 and then normally hit the gym and make dinner. By the time my night wraps up it's normally around 8 P.M. and I am ready to wash my face, check email and hit the hay. I wanted to poll people to see when they post and what type of schedule works best for them? Do you do drafts on weekends and finish things up the night before a post or write a new post every morning or something complete different? 

Like I said, I would really like to get back into the swing of posting every day but having the hardest time making time to come up with actual content and putting it together for a post. Please comment and share how you best prioritize posting and if you follow a schedule or how you think works best for you. 

xoxo
-Emily

Friday, August 4, 2017

Happy Weekend




Happy Weekend Y'all! I am happy to report that I am safe and sound in the Keys and thoroughly enjoying the next few days of relaxing with my girlfriends. We have a lot of fun activities planned and I can't believe my oldest friend from going up is getting married in just a few months! Here's this weeks links and finds...

+ I have tried a few podcasts finished a few like Criminal and S-Town but ultimately haven't been able to find any others I like. I am hoping to check out a few on this list, any recommendations? 

+ Natalie always has the most amazing recipes and I was so excited when she posted this Baked Mexican Corn. It looks too yummy and easy not to try. 

+ Y'all... this home is perfection. I am ready to move in. 

+ I always think it's interesting to see what other people eat in a day, whether it be other friends, or bloggers, or even celebrities. Sometimes it gives me a little motivation to try something new or change up what I am doing. Check out what this nutritionist eats throughout the week. 

+ I brought this book along on me with my trip and it has been so good so far, definitely one that keeps you on your toes and engaged. 

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!


Yours truly, 
Emily Ann

Thursday, August 3, 2017

N Sale Picks

N Sale Picks
The Big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends in just a few days so I thought I would share my picks above. A lot of items have sold out but I hope they will restock a few things over the next few days. I have heard nothing but amazing reviews about the High waisted Zella leggings, anyone tried them? Also a good time to stock up on Voluspa candles while they are on sale, I always give them as gifts or love having them around the home. I also am in major need of some new basic tees and thought I would give these Lush ones a try, they look so comfy and that they could be dressed up or down. 

I am officially on my way to the Keys today but hope everyone has a great rest of their week!
Yours truly. 
Emily Ann

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mid Week Thoughts



Happy Wednesday guys! I can't tell you how happy I am that it's Wednesday, this girl has been working since last week, including the weekend and I am officially off until next Tuesday. Cheers to that! I am also super excited because tomorrow I am heading to Key West to celebrate one of my oldest friends for her bachelorette party. I have never been to Key West and even though the weather is looking a bit iffy, I can't wait to relax, spend time with old friends, and hopefully get some time in the sun. Today I am popping in to share some random thoughts and happenings from this week and last...



- I just finished The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn and would highly recommend it. I stayed up until after midnight last night finishing it and couldn't put it down. 



- While packing for Key West, I realized I don't really have any matching pajamas or pajama sets. I am a big tshirt and boy shorts type of gal but figured I may need to step my game up for a weekend away with girlfriends. Enter Target's sleep shorts- so cute and comfy and I officially feel like I have adult pajamas. I picked up the above stripe pair and also a palm print. 

- The weather has been absolutely amazing in North Carolina this week that I am dreading it going back to being so hot and humid. Monday morning I was able to enjoy my coffee on the porch and actually felt a little chill in the air, dare I say I'm ready for fall?



- If you are looking for a new background on your phone or computer, The Everygirl just released their August backgounds

- Since getting back into my workout routine I have definitely increased my frequency of lifting weight as well as went up in weights and I would be lying if I said I couldn't tell a difference. Each week it is so satisfying being able to go up in all areas of weight including arms, legs, and back. If you are feeling apprehensive about lifting like I was and just lost in general, I encourage you to try it, I am loving the results. 

-  This week I tried out a new Trader Joe's product that did not disappoint- Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage. Holy yum y'all, these were amazing. I sliced mine, cooked them in a skillet and tossed in zoodles and marinara and was so pleased with how it turned out. 

Today I am planning on running a bunch of last minute errands for my trip and counting down the minutes until I am wheels up and headed to the Keys!

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann