Monday Blues

Monday BluesOne of my favorite colors of the moment is navy. Last Spring Pottery Barn went all out with different rooms decorated with navy. That magazine was one of my favorites, and I’m happy to see navy is still in this coming season. So, I thought a post with my favorite navy/blue items was due. I love seeing hints of navy as an accent color in bedrooms and living rooms. What I love about navy is that you can either do accent pieces of navy (pillows, throw blankets, lamp shades/bases, or rugs) or you can have your larger details be navy (walls, couches, cabinets, or curtains). Obviously, accent pieces of navy are on the safer side, but if you’re a little more daring I love the look of dark navy walls or a couch! Some of my favorite colors to pair with navy are light blue, gold, and gray. Here’s a little inspiration of some of my favorite “navy” rooms and some items I’m loving from Pottery Barn right now.

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If you would like to see more ideas on how to incorporate blue into different rooms in your home, check out my “Blue-spiration” Pinterest Board. Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Him

I’m back with another stocking stuffer post today! This time it’s stocking stuffer ideas for the men in your life. As you all know, my dad and brother are both farmers. So, they have no use for ties or cuffs links or anything like that. However, they do make plenty of use out of things like work gloves and warm socks! I’ve included some of the usual things they are likely to find in their stockings each year, along with a few new additions like this “manly” chapstick (for some reason neither one of them will use chapstick! Hopefully they will be more apt to try this out!) and this wrench bottle opener. And of course, some necessities like floss picks, candy, and body wash find their way in there, too!

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her

Stocking Stuffers - LadiesOne detail of Christmas I think sometimes get’s left behind in my household is our stockings. So this year I am determined to put a little extra effort into them and thought you all would enjoy seeing what I put into them. Stay tuned for what I put in the guys’ stockings later this week!

I always think beauty products are a great add in to any woman’s stocking. Lip balms, nail polish, lotions, perfumes, and makeup are some of my favorites. And what’s great about beauty products is you can splurge a little here or get some of the travel or sample sizes of products so you can introduce your loved ones to a few new products! I’ve included some of my favorites like the Sara Happ lip scrub that comes in some of the best flavors, quick drying nail polish drops, and the amazing Oribe dry texturizing spray.

What do you put in the stockings for the ladies in your life? I’m sure I left something out .. tell me in the comments below! signature

Forever 21

I recently did a little online shopping via Forever21 and had to share what I ordered with you all. Forever 21 is one of my favorite places to find gorgeous pieces at an affordable price! Some of my favorite pieces in my closet are from Forever21 and people are always shocked when they ask me where they’re from. I always seem to have a few favorites from Forever 21 at any given moment.

I may or may not have ordered the beanie above in 4 different colors (black, navy, burgundy, and gray), you never know what color you might need ;)

Running Routine

I ran my 2nd 5k over the weekend and thought it would be fun to share the little running schedule I put together to help me prepare for my run. I am no runner by any means, but would like to get to a point where running 3 miles is a breeze. I always feel so good after I run, but during my run, I’m strugglin. Running is so challenging to me, but it makes me realize it is something I need (and want) to work on. There was a guy who completed the 10k in 38 mins! To run a 6 minute mile is crazy to me, I can’t imagine my legs going that fast!! haha. I think this routine I put together works great as a guide for a 5k or just to get into a running regimen.

5k Running Routine

 

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