What’s New in December

Whelp, we had a big change this past weekend! Last week, our landlords gave us the news that we got some poor results to an inspection and have to do a huge remodel of the kitchen in the house we were renting. They gave us the option to vacate for a few weeks to months or break our lease. We opted to break the lease, stay with family for the next month or so and start our house hunt after the new year. So, within a few days we were packed, moved mostly to storage, and settled in at my parents house this past weekend. I’m so grateful to have family close by to support us and we are very comfortable but it’s a big change […]

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Christmas Wish List

Dear Santa/Mom/Hubby, I’ve been on the nice list most of the year so please bring me my Christmas wishes! At the top of my list is an upgraded big work bag and this one is perfect! My two favorite perfumes: Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Amazing Grace I’m in need for a new straightener I think this Chi 3-in-1 Styling Iron would be a life saver! The perfect place to store my blankets and living room accessories. And all the ingredients for the coziest afternoon: Essential Oil Diffuser Comfy Slippers Coffee, Books and Rain Pillow Love, Jackie <3 What’s on your wishlist this year? Linking up with Emily.

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Reflecting on this weekend.

  This weekend I had the chance to reflect on all the things I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for my family. Especially my husband, he is the most wonderful and supportive man a gal could ask for <3 I also have awesome parents, sisters and in-laws. Sorry, I have to brag on them for a second, they’re just an incredible support system. My parents were out of town this year for Thanksgiving so I spent Thursday with my other family (Jeff’s side) and as always it felt like home. Lots of yummy food and good company. Friday night, a few of us went to dinner and a movie – we saw Murder on the Orient Express, my pick, and I thought it was really good! […]

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Christmas Decorating Inspiration

Now that Thanksgiving is over (that was quick) it’s full-fledged Christmastime!! My weekend will be filled with Hallmark movies and Christmas decorations! Thanks to the Festival of Trees I attended last weekend I have lots of inspiration for decorating. Some gorgeous wreaths: Christmas trees of all themes – from classic to avengers to my personal favorite, a baking tree:   Are you decorating this weekend??

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Happy Thanksgiving!

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! – Psalm 30:12 Thinking back on all the positive changes over the last year I feel so blessed! I’m missing part of my family today but thankful for the special day today! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving with loved ones! XO, Jackie

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Weekending: Fall Favorites

This weekend was the best one of the fall yet! Started each morning with my favorite pumpkin spice almond creamer – this stuff is seriously so good! And it only has 3 grams of sugar, what!? Saturday was family day – I’m going to miss my parents for Thanksgiving this year since they’re traveling out of state but we spent the day together Saturday to make up for it. A family photo shoot Saturday morning, breakfast at Briarpatch on Park Ave and then the Festival of Trees at the Orlando Art Museum. I’m so thankful for this day with my family, we hadn’t done it in a while! Sunday, I got to host my first ever Stella & Dot Trunk Show! I’ve absolutely fallen in […]

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Sick Day Survival Guide

With the ups and downs of the weather this season I feel like I’m battling a cold every other week. Rarely do I completely stop and take a sick day but sometimes it’s inevitable. Whether I’m out of commission for a while or just trying to make it through my normal routine while feeling unwell, there’s always a few things that I must do to get back to 100%. Hot Tea with lemon and honey. My favorite tea when I’m not feeling great is red rooibos. It’s caffeine free so I can have it any time of day. It has a very medicinal quality but I actually really enjoy the flavor. Lots and lots of water. Whenever I feel a cold coming on I drink […]

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Catching Up

Happy November! I can’t believe the holidays are just around the corner! The last few weeks have been me catching up from an incredibly busy end of summer. Here’s what the last few months looked like: Cheered my mom on at her 10 miler! So proud of her! Celebrated the hubbys birthday! Survived Hurricane Irma. Took advantage of Magical Dining Month and had an incredible date night! The pups kicked off football season. VACAY! (More to come on that) Helped my beautiful sister get ready for her very first homecoming <3 Went to a Fall themed wine and paint night. Celebrated my favorite little man’s first birthday. Spent a girls weekend at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival! Every other free minute has been taken […]

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HelloFresh Review: On a Gluten-Free Diet

Holy Moly! This week has been a doozie! Work has been pretty fast paced and my nights at home seem to fly by. Luckily, we had a HelloFresh delivery on Monday so I haven’t had to worry about what’s for dinner. I thought it would be the perfect time to share about our experience with HelloFresh so far. We’ve been receiving HelloFresh deliveries for the past 3 months or so. The great thing about the service is that you can skip a week or cancel at anytime. Sometimes we will get a bunch of weeks in a row and sometimes we’ll skip a few weeks in a row, it just depends on what recipes they are offering that week and what our evening plans look […]

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Friday Favorites: August 2017

  Favorite App – Unroll Me OMG this app is a lifesaver if you find yourself ridiculously backlogged in personal emails as I do! It scans your email and allows you to unsubscribe from any you don’t want to keep all at once. It also lets you roll any of the subscriptions you do want into one “roll-up” email per day.  It will scan your email initially and then each day for any new subscriptions that come through. I unsubscribed from over 90 emails in just a few minutes! Favorite Finds This off the shoulder dress. These adorable suede wedges. This budget friendly scalloped tote bag. And this really cute statement necklace. Favorite Links Funny Kate Middleton moments – I really would love to be […]

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