Aug 18, 2014

SelectSpecs: A New Way to Accessorize + Giveaway

My sense of style is simple, classic, and (dare I say) a little plain. I stick mainly to classic silhouette and solid colors. I much prefer to make a statement with my accessories. I let my personality show through with everything from my necklaces and earrings and to my eye glasses!



Today I am working with SelectSpecs for my latest look. As you may remember, I got my first pair of non-reading glasses back in April. I was lucky enough to score a pair of purple Michael Kors from my eye doctor, but honestly, they had a very, very small selection for me to choose from.

That's where SelectSpecs comes in! SelectSpecs offers the largest collection of eyewear that you'll find online with over 200 designers to choose from. The site also offers sunglasses, contact lenses, and accessories. Finding the perfect glasses is easy. You can shop by budget, brand, style, men's, women's, etc, etc, etc. After you choose your perfect frame it's as simple as entering your Rx. To make it even easier, SelectSpecs allows you to upload an image of your doctor's script without having to decipher any of it! It makes purchasing eyewear online for those with complicated prescriptions a breeze.

Since I already had a new pair of glasses for distance vision, I decided to get a new and much needed pair of reading glasses. I chose my pair from the "economy" priced line. All items in this line range from around $15 to $36. I've always wanted a pair of, what I call, large geek glasses - a pair that really stood out! I was so excited to find a pair by Savannah that fit the bill!



I was even more excited when I received my glasses undamaged. They even came with a SelectSpecs "tough case" and a lense cloth. I've been wearing my new specs constantly at work and when reading in bed at night. They are durable enough that I feel OK about falling asleep in them (wouldn't recommend this though) and the provided case is adequate enough to keep them safe in my purse.

Browse on over to SelectSpecs and find your perfect pair!


Top and shorts: Old Navy//Jewelry: Charlotte Russe// Glasses: SelectSpects//Tank top: Target//Nails: Essie 5th Avenue



Happy Monday!



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Aug 15, 2014

The Friday Five + Giveaway

//1// Don't forget to enter the August Giveaway. I can't wait to pick a winner and send some goodies to one of my readers!


//2// Some bloggers are switching gears to Fall. I'm so not ready for that. Summer came late here and it hasn't been that warm. All this week we've seen morning temps in the 50s. Bummer. Although I'm not ready for Fall, I am looking forward to two things - sweatshirts and Biggby Coffee.

Biggby Coffee + Sweatshirts = Comfort

//3// Yesterday I took the afternoon off from work to take Scout to the vet. I also made time for a pedicure and facial. Let's just say #amazing.


//4//
 
This pretty much sums up my attitude all week. Good thing I took yesterday afternoon and this upcoming Monday off. I need some alone time.


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Celebrating Friday here:




Have a great weekend!
 
 
 

Aug 13, 2014

What the What!? Wednesday



Hump Day! The end is near! Thanks for joining me for What the What?! Wednesday. Today is the day I post things that I find funny, amazing, weird, odd and anything else that makes you say what the what?!


Ummm.....
 
 

 
 

 

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Persis Draper, 92, said she was driving alone in Oro Vally, Ariz. when she hit a 43-year-old woman who was jogging through a crosswalk. Instead of pulling over, Draper drove to a nearby grocery store to use the restroom. "I was going to stop, but then the diarrhea came and I didn’t stop,” Draper told deputies.

True story. I sh*t you not (pun intended). She ended up with 18 months probation.


 

 
 
A newly-hired Oklahoma high school teacher was arrested on her first day on the job after allegedly appearing at school drunk and with no pants or shoes. Lorie Ann Hill, 49, was arrested last week on suspicion of public intoxication. Police said an administrator walked in to a classroom to find Hill intoxicated and partially dressed, though no students were present.
 
What not to do on your first day of a new job. Talk about Bad Teacher!
 
 
Hope you enjoyed this week's installment of What the What?! Wednesday!


Aug 12, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Nashville Recap Part III

Today's the last Nashville recap. It's been super fun reliving the trip for the past month on the blog. Hope you all enjoy the last of it. Don't forget to enter the August Giveaway!

My sister and I had a jammed packed day up until the very last day. On our last full day in Nashville we visited The Hermitage (home of President Andrew Jackson) and The Ryman Auditorium (the original home of the Grand Ole Opry).

 
The grounds of The Hermitage were so vast, lush, green, and peaceful.

 
It was so sunny and so hot on the day we went!

 




We got to tour inside the house and all around the ground. We took our time enjoying the scenery and enjoying the weather.

 
The final resting place of President Jackson and his wife Rachel.

 
 
The tomb of Andrew Jackson.







 
Our tour guide, Bob, was the coolest!



Nashville was such amazing city. Good food, good music, and great people. The best part of the trip was spending time with my sister!

Aug 11, 2014

How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie + Giveaway


Get your week started with a power shake! Follow the steps to make the perfect green smoothie.

1. Follow the 60/40 formula.
60% fruits to 40% leafy greens.
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2. Blend in stages to avoid leafy chunks.
Blend up your leafy greens and liquid-base first. Then add your remaining fruits and blend again.

3. Ditch the ice and freeze some fruits.

Freeze your favorite fruits like ripe bananas (peel first), grapes, pineapple or berries. You can also freeze your leafy greens in a freezer-safe bag. Just make sure to add your frozen greens straight to the blender (don’t defrost these fragile lil’ guys).

4. Use raw natural sweeteners.

Add naturally sweet fruits to any smoothie that tastes bitter or a bit too “green.” By sticking with naturally sweet fruits like bananas, mango, apples, pears or pitted dates, we avoid artificial sweeteners and processed sugars.

5. Make smoothies ahead for the perfect fast food.

 You can blend your green smoothie the night before and store it in your fridge (up to 2 days). Use an airtight lid to limit oxidation and keep it as fresh as possible. When ready to drink, give it a good shake before you open.



Cilantro-Mango Detox Green Smoothie


Enjoy this cilantro based green smoothie which is a great way to help cleanse your body of toxins.

Serves 2

Ingredients
  • 1 12 cups spinach, fresh
  • 12 cup cilantro, fresh
  • 1 12 cups mango
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 12 avocado

Instructions
Blend spinach, cilantro and water until smooth. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again. Serve and enjoy! Enjoy this cilantro based green smoothie which is a great way to help cleanse your body of toxins.
 
 
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