Weekend Recap 11.27.17

Weekend Recap:

What a weekend it was indeed. Joy is being restored, and my heart is starting to mend in this season of giving. I always find myself feeling joy and peace when I give to others. I know Thanksgiving wasn’t technically on the “weekend”, but I’m going to include it and I’ll make it a quick recap! It felt so good to concentrate on giving to my family this past weekend-baking my first pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping for gifts, celebrating my Grandma’s 90th birthday, then re-celebrating my mom’s birthday with her gift of an over night stay in Mt. Dora, and ringing in the Christmas season. After the festivities of Thanksgiving, and Black Friday shopping, some of our family took off on a small adventure to a little town called Mt. Dora. Each year this town lights up the city with their annual event to bring over 2 million lights on around the city. We had such a blast singing Christmas songs, exploring the town, and counting down to the lighting. Then, Santa led us down the road to a 40 foot Christmas tree on display. If you are interested in this event I’ll link it here.

To be honest, it was so nice to forget about the worries, anxiety, stresses and concentrate on other things, fun things! Though the Christmas season has always held a bit of heartache, I’m going to concentrate on finding joy in giving and enjoy this wonderful time of year! If you’re dealing with worries, and stresses, find ways to give to others this season, there are a lot of free options too, like volunteering at a local ministry or shelter! I’ve always found myself having a blast when I find a local place that need some volunteers.

Here are some things I’m loving:

Cyber Monday is here, and if you’re looking to save now is the time! Here’s a list of some great places having deals!

Target– 30% off clothing items for the family + and extra 15% off + free shipping

Old Navy– 50% off, no code needed

Nordstrom– Extra 20% off selected sale items

J.Crew-40% off + an extra 10% off with free shipping. This deal is good till noon today.

Forever 21– 20% off everything

Baublebar– 35% off with code CYBER35

I’m always hunting for cute, simple gifts. Gift these cozy slippers, and at under $30, you could totally get a pair to cozy up in yourself!

Mustard Sweater

Outfit Details: H&M Sweater (sold out in mustard, similar), H&M Pants, DSW loafers, Chloe Bag

I’m not normally drawn to warm tones like mustard, but the more I saw it this fall season the more I wanted to give it one more shot! This mustard color is sold out in this style, but it comes in 6 colors and is under $13! Might as well buy them all!

So, I actually wore this look on our first day in Charleston when the weather in the morning is a bit cooler. We walked out of our little home away from home that morning and down to the local market for coffee and breakfast. I enjoyed some avocado toast while Jacob had a pastry! That afternoon we ended up getting drinks at a local spot called Basico which has a Mexican flare. We really enjoyed our little getaway to Charleston. We fell in love the the area and we are looking to go back!

Magnolia Plantation + Boone Hall Plantation

In a single day on our trip to Charleston, Jacob and I visited both the Magnolia Plantation and the Boone Hall Plantation. I highly recommend visiting both if you ever decide to visit the area, and I hope my posts about Charleston inspire you to visit! The Magnolia Plantation is known for it’s garden, while it was so beautiful as it was, I would suggest going in the spring when all of the spring flowers have bloomed. The walk around the Magnolia Gardens was definitely a sight to see, the beautiful trees and plants were just inspiring! The Boone Hall Plantation was a favorite stop for both of us. The first thing I told Jacob when we got there was “this is where Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got married”! We also learned that scenes from the movie “The Notebook” were filmed there! The big “Live Oaks” that lined the driveway were breathtaking, and the history of the people there were incredible to hear! You will noticed I changed a couple times, it ended up raining for a short period of time, but it didn’t really stop us from exploring, I just wanted something a little more comfortable to wear!

Magnolia Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation


Little White Eyelet Dress

Outfit Details: Shein dress c/o, Target flats (old, similar pair), Cult Gaia bag

I had this mentality that I was going to be wearing cute sweaters during our visit in Charleston, and I did for the first couple of days! Then they said we would be having unusual humidity-a little heartbreaking. I’m so glad I decided to pack this little white eyelet dress though! It was perfect for exploring the historic downtown area. I paired this dress with leopard flats to give it a little bit of a fall flare. Wouldn’t you know it, I had people from all around the city stop and tell me how cute this dress was which really repaired my heartbreak! I hope you enjoy not only my outfit, but the a little bit of the sites around Charleston!


Florida Botanical Gardens

Outfit Details: Shein Dress c/o, Vince Camuto sandals, Cult Gaia bag

I was thrilled to have been able to visit the Florida Botanical Gardens recently. I had seen a segment on it and just couldn’t wait to visit, especially with it being close to home! It was a super hot and muggy day when we went, so I wore a light dress (only $14) and sandals-I wish I had a ponytail to put my hair up. We walked through the gardens, down to the historical center and even started on the nature trail. It was a beautiful place to visit and even a great wedding venue! We saw the “first look” between a groom and bride, it was so magical!

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