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Thoughts For Friday

Aug 18, 2017

Happy Friday!  We are all gearing up for the big eclipse Monday.  Apparently there are supposed to be almost 3 million people that will be in Charleston.  That slightly terrifies me.  I still don’t even have glasses- any locals know where I can find a legit pair?  Wednesday marked our last official day of Summer.  We tried to hit up the waterpark but it was closed so we had a pool day instead.  I have had several requests to share details on my sunnies- they are only $12!


I was so excited to score this Mara Hoffman dress on Amazon for like 60% off.  I had admired it for awhile but didn’t want to pay full price.  I am wearing a size small, all sizes are still in stock.


The kids and I ate at Zia last night for dinner.  Sterling really wanted Mexican to celebrate his first day back at school.  For some reason I always forget about it but love it so much.  The Taco salad was on point.  It makes me want to add pickled onions to every salad.

Sterling’s first day of second grade!   I may have shed a tear or two.


I recently bought this Fresh tinted lip treatment and I am hooked.  The perfect amount of color for everyday wear and it really moisturizes your lips.  I love the rose and petal colors.

I finally got back to the gym this week after 3 weeks off due a hurt back.  Felt so good to workout again.  The tank I am wearing below is a new favorite I bought during the Anniversary sale.  Super light weight, so soft and not fitted at all.  Also, thanks to everyone who commented on my instastories about gaining some weight this Summer. It happens to me every Summer but this Summer I have gained almost 10 pounds.  I just feel gross and want to feel better about myself.   I will do a blog post next week detailing some changes to my diet and what my current workout is.

Zella Tank

I have been reading these 2 books to get inspired and get some tips on eating clean.   Both books are great resources and have so many awesome recipes in them.  I can’t ever commit to just one plan so I like options.

Body Love  |  Clean Eats

Tried on this embroidered dress from my post yesterday and loved it.  I didn’t get up buying it but it was so cute!  Runs TTS, I am wearing a small.

I am super excited about these glass agate decorative pieces I found at Homegoods! Also if you need coffee table books our Homegoods has had some really great ones lately.

Sterling got a fresh new cut for school.

Have a great Friday!

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  1. Ashley says:

    Such a good find on that Mara Hoffman dress! I love the color!

  2. Caroline says:

    Where did you hear 3 million?!!! I heard 300,000 in Chas, and 1,000,000 in the state. Let’s hope my sources are right- and not yours!

  3. Cuties! I saw you guys at Meet the Teacher in passing, but was trying to wrangle SS! Hope it was a great first day for Sterling. That is a pretty tunic! I like the embroidery.

  4. CP says:

    HT on Harborview and HT on Maybank supposedly had eclipse glasses. If they are out, then GDC was giving them out yesterday!

  5. Mary Kathryn Elkins says:

    I was just at Wild Dunes last week and the Harris Teeter in IOP had eclipse glasses! I got ours there because they are sold out everywhere in Charlotte!

  6. Elle says:

    Check out Laura Lea Balanced cookbook! It has some amazing recipes all that are based with good natural wholesome ingredients!