Jeans: c/o 1822 Denim//Top: Pleoine (old, similar)//Necklace: Made By Mary//Necklace: Kendra Scott//Watch: Arvo Watches//Ring: Kendra Scott//Bracelets: Kendra Scott//Shoes: Keds//Backpack: Fawn Design
LipSense is a nice product especially on a long flight. I took it with me on my most recent trip to Europe. This was my first opportunity to use LipSense traveling a long distance.
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I did receive product from Thread Tank but all opinions are my own.
Aren’t these graphic tees cute? I love how soft they are! Thread Tank has lots of different graphic tees for men and women. Their tees come in different shades of gray, which I love for a more casual look.
The “All I Need is Sparkle & Mascara” tee is so me. The Husband says I must sweat glitter because it is always everywhere. The first Halloween we were dating, my roommates and I were fairies. We made our own tutus, put our hair up in braided buns, and then covered ourselves in spray on glitter. There was glitter everywhere after that for months. Glitter/sparkle have follow me around ever since. I frequently find glitter on Jackie’s head and I don’t know where they came from…
I was so excited when I opened the package from Thread Tank to find this Virginia Roots top. This shirt is extra special to me because I was born and raised in Virginia and I was able to move back here after The Husband and I got married.
Can you believe that Jackie is 3 months old tomorrow? I feel like the time has gone by so fast. She is growing so quickly, we can hardly keep her in one size of clothes for very long. I will be talking more about her and how the last month has gone in my post on Wednesday.
Next week is the 3 year anniversary of Breezing Through, crazy huh? Be sure to come back here on Monday, Wednesday and Friday because I have some awesome giveaways lined up for you!
Top: SheIn//Skirt: c/o Juniper Dress Co//Necklace: Kendra Scott//Necklace: Made By Mary//Earrings: Kendra Scott//Watch: Arvo//Bracelet: Tory Burch//Bracelets: Kendra Scott//Bag: Henri Bendel//Shoes: Target
Isn’t this skirt from Juniper Dress Co beautiful? The colors are perfect for Summer! If you can believe it, it is handmade. Whitney makes every skirt by hand so they are all unique. The material is amazing and I love how stretchy it is. I paired it with this top from SheIn, which has the most amazing sleeves. I don’t really like having an entire outfit be tight, so I usually balance out a tighter item with a looser item. That is why I choose this fun top to go with this skirt.
This Henri Bendel purse is my new favorite thing. This color is sold out but you can find it here in 4 other colors that are 50% off!
I am going to start off by saying this is NOT sponsored! We just love Hello Fresh that much. I originally ordered our first box with the intent of doing a blog review and hoping that we would like it. Most people that I have talked to, start using it and don’t stop.
If you are new to Hello Fresh, you sign up for a box of meals to be delivered to your house once a week. You decide the day. You get to pick how many meals you get each week and what kind of plan you want. For reference, we have the Classic Plan with 3 meals a week that feeds 2 people. It ends up being plenty of food. Each week, you can pick which meals you want delivered. They have fish, pork, beef, chicken, vegetarian, gluten free, nut free and dairy free options so there is something for everyone. The box is insulated so if it is delivered to your door and you aren’t home, it will be ok!
Inside the box, are all of the ingredients for your meals, along with easy to follow instructions on how to make them. Everything is perfectly measured so you aren’t buying an entire container of cumin that ends up sitting on the shelf in your pantry for 5 years (I am so guilty of this!). I was able to come home from work, pull everything out of the box and make dinner in less than an hour. I didn’t have to worry about having all of the ingredients and nothing needed to be prepped the night before. And it turns out the food is REALLY good!
In our first box we had Salsa Verde Sole (fish), Cherry Drizzled Pork Chops and Vietnamese Marinated Steak. They were all amazing. I will say that these meals are perfectly portioned so you aren’t going to have a lot of left overs. This ends up working perfectly for us because I make two big meals during the week so The Husband has left overs to take to work for lunch. Then we have our Hello Fresh meals three other days and no food goes to waste!
Do you want to try HelloFresh? If you use my code BREEZING you will get $40 off your first box! That means if you get a box like ours, it will only be $20. And you can skip or cancel at any time. Seriously what are you waiting for? Go sign up right now!
I stumbled on Amazon Fresh when I was about 8 months pregnant. I was looking for a way to have my groceries delivered but I wanted to be able to buy in bulk, buy fresh (refrigerated and froze) items, buy from one place and also get a good deal. Amazon Fresh does all of that.This is how I do my grocery shopping now.
Since we live on the second floor of an apartment building (with no elevator), carrying groceries up the stairs with a baby was not on my list of things I wanted to do. So when I found Amazon Fresh and it actually worked, I was thrilled!
The first 30 days of Amazon Fresh are free, and then if you have Amazon Prime, you pay an additional $15 a month. In my world, this is definitely worth it. Amazon keeps track of any coupons that are available and automatically attaches them to your order. If you buy more than $40 worth of products, shipping is free. In my mind, why would you buy less than $40 worth of groceries?
Because it is through Amazon, you can buy pretty much anything, including lots of gluten free options. I have experienced that some items go out of stock, but they always get restocked. The best part is that you can order diapers and ice cream in the same order. Once you have picked all of the items you want to purchase, you then pick your delivery time. You have the option of doing Attended Delivery or Doorstep Delivery.
Attended Delivery has to be scheduled pretty far in advance so I haven’t done it yet. I have done Doorstep Delivery for almost 2 months and it’s been great. Amazon provides a time window when they will make the delivery. Everything is packaged in the green containers and depending on what is in the container, ice packs or dry ice are included. Nothing would go bad if the containers were left outside my door for a few hours in the heat. You can also leave your containers at your door from your pervious order, and they will be picked up when your order is dropped off.
You can use the Amazon App or the Amazon website to place your order. I like using the Amazon App on my phone so I can add to my cart whenever I think of something.
I have been recommending Amazon Fresh to everyone I have talked to since I had Jackie. People ask what the green containers in our front hall are so I have to explain! I have gotten a few family members hooked on it now too.
First off, this is not sponsored. I bought the UppaBaby stroller on my own and I received the car seat as a baby shower gift. I did a lot of research before I bought a stroller. I knew that Black Friday would be a good time to buy so I made sure I also factored in discounted cost into my research. I knew I only wanted one stroller. I am not a runner so I didn’t need a jogging stroller. With family all over the country, I wanted something that was light and was also a good travel system. We are planning on having more kids so I wanted something that could carry more than one child. Lastly, I wanted something that looked good (not the most important but it was on my list).
With all of that in mind, I found the Uppababy Vista stroller. There are several other Uppababy strollers but the Vista is what checked all of the boxes on my list. This is one of the only strollers that I have seen that comes with 2 seats. The bassinet is great for a newborn and you can upgrade baby to the rumbler seat when they begin pulling themselves up out of the bassinet.You can add attachments and have two seats on the stroller at once, without losing the basket underneath (which is rare for a multi-seat stroller). When you aren’t using the stroller, it folds flat and will actually stand on its on (no leaning it against walls).
The Mesa Car Seat has a high safety rating and is so easy to install! It seriously took me 5 minutes to install the base and I was 8 months pregnant at the time. The car seat comes with the infant insert so you don’t have to worry about your newborn not fitting. The car seat fits right onto the stroller, making it a great travel system.
While the stroller is fairly basic (no cup holder or snack tray) you can buy lots of accessories to add to your stroller. I received the cup holder as a baby gift and I plan on buying the snack tray soon. My favorite accessory is something you can see Jordan riding on in the pictures. The ride along board< allows you to carry up to 3 kids on this stroller. And as Jordan put it, it is so much fun! /p>
This stroller is one of the more expensive ones out there (not as much as the Stokke and I think you get a lot for your money), but in my opinion it is worth it! I bought ours on Black Friday from Nordstrom, which I believe is the only time it goes on sale, and it was $200 off. If you are looking for a stroller that does it all, this is it!
I have gotten a lot of questions about my red glitter laptop case, but that really isn’t a surprise. It is a statement piece! I actually won this case from Embri Shop during a giveaway they were doing in December 2015. I loved how it looked and I loved that it set my laptop apart from everyone else’s.
Considering that my laptop is my primary computer and travels all over the world with me, this case lasted a long time. I always received compliments on it, including from TSA! A few weeks ago, I noticed that one of the corners of the bottom part of the case had chipped, probably from one of the many times I dropped it (oops!).
I decided it was time to get a new case. While I did love the red, there are so many color choices to choose from, and I decided to go with the rose gold. My phone case was also cracking (from being dropped) and I had been looking to update my iPad case as well. So I decided to get matching cases! Now all of my devices are rose gold glitter, from Embri Shop. As an FYI, the one on my phone is actually just a sticker!
I love how these turned out and that all of my devices match, considering everyone I know has the same devices, no one will ever mistake mine for theirs!
Guess what? You can use the code BREEZING15 to get 15% off your purchase from Embri Shop.
After being married for 4.5 years, moving 7 times and having a baby, I was looking back at things we registered for. I feel like a lot of people don’t really know how to build an amazing wedding registry that is going to benefit them the most. So I rounded up all of the do’s and don’ts for you in one place!
Picking where you are going to register is important. I would suggest one high end store (Williams Sanoma, Pottery Barn) and one lower end place (Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon). I highly suggest Amazon or Target over Bed, Bath and Beyond. You can get food and other groceries from Target and Amazon with gift cards. Don’t pick more than 2 places though! This can cause confusion with your guests and you will also end up duplicating registries, which no one likes. It can also be difficult to cancel your registries after the fact if you have too many registries. We registered with Pottery Barn and Target and I loved our experiences with both of them. Be sure to research which companies give the best completion discounts and how long they last.
Start off with the things you really need. If you are in need of a KitchenAid or Pyrex containers or a crockpot, then you need to register for those things. But register for things you will actually use. After we got married, we moved 7 times in three years. Every time we moved, I went through everything and got rid of the things we hadn’t been using. You can only use so much Pyrex and you definitely don’t need 10 huge cutting boards.
Here are some items you should register for, if you don’t already have them. You can click on the images directly or you can go to my descriptions at the bottom. On some items, I am not picky about brands but I will specify if you need to get a specific brand!
1.FARBERWARE Non-stick Electric Skillet: I have only ever found this at Walmart. I bought it a few years ago and I don’t know how I lived without it. It is much better than a regular skillet. The sides make it easy to cook in and and awesome stove replacement.
2.Brita Grand 10 Cup Water Pitcher: I think having a water filter pitcher is necessary no matter where you live. It is a great way to keep cold water in your fridge all of the time and it keeps your water clean!
3.KitchenAid® 5-Speed Hand Mixer: Even if you have a stand alone Kitchen Aid, you need one of these. If you don’t want to pull out the Kitchen Aid to make something small or you are just make mashed potatoes, this appliance is very handy.
4.Oster® DuraCeramic 6 Cup Rice Cooker: Being gluten free, we eat a lot of rice. I love our little rice cooker. Ours is only 4 cups and it does just fine but I feel like when this baby girl gets older we may need to upgrade to a large size. I love that it only takes about 15 minutes for the rice to cook and I don’t have to worry about watching it.
5.Sunbeam® 2-Slice Extra-Wide Slot Toaster: If you don’t have a toaster already, it is time to be a grown up and get one…
6.Crock-Pot® 6 Qt. Programmable Cook & Carry™ Slow Cooker: We registered for a regular Corck-Pot but I wish I had gotten this one. This is perfect for when you both work out of the house and you want to have dinner ready when you get home!
7.George Foreman 5-Serving Removable Plate Grill: This is The Husband’s pick of the best item we registered for. We use is several times a week. Living in an apartment, we have never had a grill. So we can cook anything on this thing. It works as a panini press and as a grill. If only it was dishwasher safe!
8.Magic Bullet Blender 11pc Set:This is perfect for people on the go. I used ours the first year we were married to make my own peanut butter.
9.KitchenAid® Ultra Power Plus 4.5 Qt Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
10.Black & Decker BL3000S 750-Watt 4-Speed Die-Cast Metal Blender: With my current smoothie kick, I am so glad we have this one! It is easy to use and gets the job done. You can read all about my favorite smoothie recipes here. Kitchen Tools
10.Black & Decker BL3000S 750-Watt 4-Speed Die-Cast Metal Blender: With my current smoothie kick, I am so glad we have this one! It is easy to use and gets the job done. You can read all about my favorite smoothie recipes here.
1.Pyrex Measuring Cup Set 3 piece: I feel like this is a no brainer but I also know that people don’t always think about this one. Having different sized glass measuring cups is a kitchen essential. You will use them for everything. We have three and I wish I had registered for more!
2.Select by Calphalon™ 20 Piece Utensil Set: I love that this set has pretty much everything you need when it comes to all of the utensils. I hated having to register for individual pieces and really wish I had found this when I was getting married.
3.Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel Aluminum Nonstick 14 piece Cookware Set: Everyone needs pots and pans. I am not saying that this is the end all brand, but it is a good one. These come in lots of colors and it turns out they move really well!
4.Pyrex 6 Piece Bake N’ Storage Value Pack: Oh bake ware. If you have been around for awhile, you already know that I have replaced all of my bake ware with Polish Pottery. You can read all about that here. But you do need bake ware!
5.Ebony Oven Mitt And Pot Holder Kitchen Textile Set (3 Pack) – Room Essentials™: You will collect these over time but if you don’t already have a nice set, register for them!
6.BakerEze Nonstick 10 Piece Baker’s Basics Set: If you are a baker, this is necessary. I even use our cookie sheets to make cheese fries, more on that in an upcoming post!
7.Farberware Cutlery-Stainless Steel 15 Piece Knife Block Set: Knife blocks are the best, right? I love the one we got as a wedding present because it has a built in knife sharpener. Ours is from KitchenAid.
8.Pyrex Smart Essentials Mixing Bowl Set 8 piece: Again, another essential, but I have replaced ours with Polish Pottery and I love them so much more!
9.KitchenAid® Apple Wedger: I did not register for this. I didn’t think it was necessary. But this year my in-laws gave us one and know I don’t know what I did without it.
10.OXO Softworks Grater: This is one of those items that you are either going to use all of the time or you are going to use every now and then, but you do need it no matter what.
11.Kitchenaid¨ Pizza Wheel Stainless Steel Black Handle: Let’s admit it, we all eat frozen pizza. You need one of these. I did not register for this and we have one that I picked up at a conference (so cute I know!).
1.Oggi 8 Piece Round Airtight Glass Canister and Spice Jar Set with Stainless Steel Lids: I love our glass jars. It is so much easier to see what is in each jar and what I am running low on. You can see how I organized our pantry using them here.
2.Perry Wastebasket: I registered for these and I LOVE THEM! I think we ended up with 4 of them and I love the color, how well they hold up and how pretty they look. They don’t look like a normal trash can so they fit the atheistic of our home really well.
3.8-Cube Organizer Shelf 13″ – Threshold™: This was not on our registry but we received some Bed Bath & Beyond gift cards so I deiced to get it. I am so glad that I did. This piece has been used in every place we have lived and is now in Baby Girl’s nursery.
4.Beachcomber Lidded Basket: I registered for and bought a lot of baskets from Pottery Barn when we got married. The Husband thought I was ridiculous and made so much fun of me. Now that we have all of the baskets, he gets it. This one is great for under a coffee table or just in a corner as a statement piece that has a use!
5.Jacquelyne Lidded Barrel Basket: I love this one. I love that it is different and a fun shape. This is also now in Baby Girl’s nursery.
6.Pyrex 18 piece Storage Set: These are more kitchen related but you do need these. They are great for leftovers and for taking them to work.
7.Havana Tote Basket: This basket is in our family room and holds all of our blankets. It looks pretty and is really big. I have a feeling it will eventually be regulated to a toy basket.
8.Perry Divided Hamper & Liner: Paris loved this one so much when I got it from my registry that she went out and bought it herself. Just like the trash cans, it doesn’t look like a normal laundry hamper and honestly is just makes me happy.
9.Havana Recycling Bin: So for some reason this is labeled as a recycling bin but I found that it is perfect for documents and general storage. I kept all of my files in these when we lived in our first apartment and I loved how they looked.
1.Taylor Matelasse Duvet Cover & Sham: I am working on a blog post about our bed. I recently made the switch to all white bedding and I am so in love with how it turned out. This duvet cover is the one we have and even The Husband loves it.
2.Modern Wood Look Easel Mirror: Everyone needs a mirror in their bedroom. This one is a good quality and isn’t too expensive.
3.Hydrocool™ Down-Alternative Duvet Insert: Clearly you need an insert for your duvet. This is not the one we have, I bought ours from Groupon, but I am sure it is great!
4.Savannah Underbed Baskets: I wish I had registered for these. I ended up buying plastic under bed bins and they are ugly and drive me crazy.
5.Brush Vanity Storage: This is great if you need a fresh start with your dresser organization.
6.Tray with Mirror Vanity Storage: This has storage and a mirror so it would be perfect for any vanity.
If you have made it all the way to the bottom of this post, you are amazing! I know that was a lot of information but hopefully this will be helpful in planning your wedding and creating your registry!