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Happy Weekend: 10 Links I Love

May 1, 2015

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What are your plans for the weekend? I have another Pilates sesh with Jenny Redford (that gal is amazing, I tell you) and an otherwise completely free schedule. Brian was away on business this week, so now that he’s home I’m eager to just spend quality time with him and Jack and enjoy the nice, warm weather we’re having. Perhaps we’ll even make it out to the beach for a little family walk—I always love doing that but find I never make time for it now that we have a baby! We shall see.

Now, for some favorite links I came across this week…

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This or That: Chambray Romper

April 30, 2015

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Earlier today I tried on the comfiest, softest chambray romper at Anthropologie that I almost bought, but decided to wait on due to it’s steep price tag of $128. I posted an Instagram photo (shown above) and @urbanwife pointed out that Old Navy had a similar one for $20—a fraction of the price. Thanks for the heads up, girl!

I might end up going back for the Anthro one in the end due to the fit and quality of the fabric, but it’s nice to know there is a less expensive option out there if I decide to skip the investment and save some cash.

Which would you get?

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Will you get an Apple Watch?

April 29, 2015

Nerd alert: I’ve recently become totally obsessed with the idea of getting an Apple Watch. I wasn’t so sure when they announced the product that it would be something I’d like, but the more I learn about it (I can’t stop watching their guided tours) the more I think about taking the plunge and getting one for myself.

While it’s built to work in cooperation with your iPhone, I could definitely see myself using my physical phone so much less. It would be nice to not always be thinking, where’s my phone?!? With a baby in my arms, it would be nice to have everything just right there on my wrist. It comes with all kinds of built in apps, including phone, messages, weather, maps, etc, plus, there are tons of app store apps you can add on to make it your own.

Brian and I are planning to swing by our local Apple Store this weekend to and test it out a bit. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more thoughts once I actually get my hands on one in person!

What do you think? Will you get an Apple Watch? Or pass on it?

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5 Things I Bought At Loft Last Week

April 27, 2015

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LOFT has so many good things right now. I feel like they can be hit or miss, but right now they are a major hit in my book. I went out on Friday and picked up a few things that I love, and on Saturday I went back for a little price adjustment because they are now offering 40% off all full-priced items, and an extra 70% off sale items. Yessssss.

Below are the 5 things I got for myself, and then further down are some of my other favorite things you can grab at a major discount right now. Happy shopping! Continue Reading

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May Book Club: Better Than Before

April 25, 2015

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After reading last month’s book, I wasn’t sure I could find another that would capture my interest and excitement so fully. That is, until I discovered Gretchen Rubin’s newest read, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. I am completely obsessed with optimizing my life, so of course this book majorly has my attention. I’ve already started reading it and am learning so much!

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