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Monday, August 3, 2015

July Favorites

July literally felt like it lasted for three days-even with taking summer classes, it flew by!
I fell in love with a lot of great stuff, so today is all about sharing them with you...enjoy!

I was given this candle as a wedding gift from one of my best friends & it smells SO good. Right now you can pick it up from Target online for 10% off (with the code August10) and free shipping with your Red card!

 Lemon Frozen Fruit Bars by Outshine
I picked these up on a whim from Target & y'all, they are the best summer treat. At only 70 calories, you can feel confident that these won't ruin your beach bod & I mean, they taste like frozen lemonade-so it doesn't get any better than that.
I know what y'all are thinking, another candle? But yes. I've been burning candles like crazy-I just love how cozy they make my home feel!
This one is described as ocean-washed driftwood, sea air, & a hint of fresh grapefruit.
Salted Almonds (from Publix)
 Trail mix was part of my summer classes survival guide, and so I started making my own.
It consisted of salted almonds, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries-but the nuts were my favorite!
A low calorie (but watch out for sodium!) snack, with lots of protein-it leaves me full and not craving chips or other bad-for-you snacks.
When summer rolls around I want everything bright and bold, this lipstick fits that mold.
It feels so soft and supple on your lips & creates a gorgeous Barbie pink shade that lasts all day.
I bought these for myself and all of my girls (they wore navy) for my wedding day & since then I've been wearing mine after I shower. It feels so luxurious and is great quality for the price. I got mine monogrammed & I think I'm going to purchase myself another one, maybe in Emerald or Tangerine Blush! 

This documentary (which is available on Netflix), I had to watch for my Latin American Civ. class & I actually ended up really enjoying it. It goes into life for "pickers" in South America. You see a totally different side of society & it's really enlightening. Worth a view for sure!

Astronaut Wives Club 
I started watching this show on Hulu & became absolutely obsessed with it. From the vintage Lilly that I've spotted, to the historical background, to the bold women that are portrayed-it's a great show!

American Prayer-Dustin Lynch
With everything going on in the world today, I felt really patriotic with this month's song choice. Dustin Lynch has always been one of my favorites and this song makes me love him even more.
Favorite lyrics are the chorus: They're gonna be alright, they're gonna carry from above will come back strong. Got faith in us, got faith in Him...the clouds will part and the sun will shine again, amen.
 Great song, I highly recommend checking it out :)

Favorite Videos: 

I'm a big proponent of YouTube videos & I haven't been sharing a lot of my favorites with y'all, mostly because I haven't really had time to watch any lately!
But I decided to watch a few that had been on my "Watch Later" list & so here are my top faves. :)

This wedding video is the sweetest, the whole thing is gorgeous & precious-but if you only want to see the very best part-fast forward to 5 minutes in-her groom is a doll & says the nicest words!
If I wasn't married I'd be all #Goals

This is the sweetest baby announcement I have ever seen!
It's super short, so if you can only watch one video-make it this one.
Rachel is a beauty guru and she's precious, but this video takes the cake for one of the most creative announcements I've ever seen :)

Y'all, I have been binging on One Tree Hill lately & the end of season 4 is when they all graduate.
It has me reminiscing about high school so much & this last hurrah party really got to me.
If you were ever a OTH fan or a Spice Girls fan, you've gotta watch this short little clip, it's hilarious!

I don't remember where I first saw this video, but y'all, these rolly polly animals will have you giggling for sure. My favorite part is the antelope being chased-too funny!

I know this was a really video-heavy post, but I hope y'all enjoyed it!

Until next time. . .



  1. I always so enjoy hearing about your favorites! I'm for sure picking up some of those Outshine bars - they look delish!!

    1. You're the sweetest! They're seriously my fave low calorie snack :)

      xoxo, SS

  2. Girrrrrrl, I have that same candle and I'm OBSESSED!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. It is SO good, but then again I love lemon anything :)

      xoxo, SS

  3. I always see commercials for The Astronaut Wives Club show and I've been wanting to see. I'm glad to hear it's good, I think I'll have to give it a try. P.S. I want that soy lemon candle.... I can just imagine how amazing it smells!

    1. Oh my goodness, you have to try it-both the show & the candle!

      xoxo, SS

  4. Great post! I miss one tree hill :( It was a fantastic show! Also, those almonds look delicious

    xx Arwa


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