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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ten on Tuesday [No.16]

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Hey y'all!

I hope this week is treating you well-I just can't believe that July is halfway over and that Summer is on it's way out (except in Alabama, where Summer lasts until September 😂 Or later!)
Let's jump into this week's Ten!

If you've ever been to my blog before, you know that I have two subjects that I love to photograph-my dog & those gorgeous oak trees.
Chris and I plan on one day, possible a million years from now, but one day-to build our home on this land where some of our cows are right now. I can't wait to sit on my front porch and look at these oak trees as they change throughout the seasons. And Forrest, he's just photogenic anyway you look at it. 😉

If you haven't checked out my post from Saturday, it's all my #NSale (the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, if you've been living under a rock) picks from the categories of Home, Women's Clothing, Accessories, and Shoes. I think I did a pretty good job of trying to pick things that are different from what everyone else chose *pats myself on the back*. Let me know below what you've picked out or purchased from the sale!

So far, one out of my two Nordstrom sale purchases have come in. The first being this cardigan that feels like actual butter on your body-it's so good, y'all.
In Alabama, we don't usually need heavy jackets, so I just buy a nice thick cardigan to wear throughout the cooler months and this one definitely does the trick.
I'm still waiting on these leggings to come in!

On Sunday, we celebrated my husband's grandfather's 80th birthday, so of course in true family-gathering style I made a dessert. When I was younger, my aunt made this delicious dessert called Blueberry Delight and so I had to Pinterest it and find a similar recipe.
I didn't have graham crackers, so I searched through our cabinets & found Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Cookies and used those for the crust-it was a win for sure!

Just for the record, is anyone else getting excited about Fall and Christmas?! I saw someone post that it's only 66 days until Fall & 160 until Christmas-better get started on Christmas shopping! 😉🎃🎄

If you hate spending $$$ on throw pillows, but you totally know that they can change the way a room looks completely-you need to read this blog post from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss, she explains how to make throw pillows from placemats & these even have tassels-I'm obsessed and her technique is SO easy.

I am completely aware that I'm not a fashion guru by anyone's standards...but I especially don't understand how Gucci is managing to sell this for almost $1,000. What were they thinking?!

If you read the popular blogger, Sheaffer Told Me To (formerly Pinterest Told Me To), then you've probably seen her family's new pair of golden retriever puppies! They have their own Instagram and they are too cute for words!

So, I've mentioned us planning a summer trip several times over here on the blog. I really wanted to do New Orleans this summer, but the timing just never worked out and so we decided to do something different. We're heading back to Nashville!
We're going in August to see the PBR (Professional Bull Riding) and it just so happened that a Total Eclipse is happening while we're wonder it was so hard to find a room!
I guess we're getting a two-for-one vacation deal!

I plan on doing a total Instagram roundup here soon, but until then I've got to rave to y'all about a product I've been using.
While I love the ELF palette (similar to this one) and the Essie (Excuse Me Sur) has an incredible formula and shade...the real star of this is the L'Oreal Hydra Genius Moisturizer (no, this isn't sponsored.)
I was sent this through BzzzAgent to review, but I didn't have to put it on the blog-I'm doing this because it's honestly one of my favorite daytime moisturizers I've ever tried.
It's like a drink of water for your face, it's so good. It does have a slight scent, but it's a clean and fresh scent so it doesn't bother me! 
I would definitely grab it if you see it at Ulta or Target-it's basically been my number one summer necessity!

Let me know below what you're purchasing from the Nordstrom sale or what your summer necessities have been!
Until next time. . .



  1. I am totally getting excited for fall, mostly bc it's my wedding in Oct!!

  2. Those trees in that photo really are so pretty! And I just pinned those throw pillows and blueberry delight, haha. :) Also, I received that L'Oreal Hydra Genius from BzzzAgent and it really is amazing!

  3. That land and trees are absolutely beautiful!

  4. Ooh I love those N Sale picks! Home things are my weakness!

  5. We have the Mr. and Mrs. mugs and we love them! Makes mornings a little sweeter :)

  6. There are so many great Nordstrom sale items! I've been enjoying seeing how different everyone's wish list is!

  7. Wait they are selling a pool floater?! Haha, that's so cute xD

  8. I love the mugs! Too bad I don't have a reason to purchase them!
    with southern grace,

  9. Happy birthday to your grandpa, that sounds like so much fun! I love your NSale picks - I cannot stop shopping this sale and it is SO bad haha!

  10. I can't wait for Christmas either... and as a bag snob I totally get the Gucci! I think it's all about what's important to you! I love bags... I buy cheap jeans and shoes... all about that balance!



    1. Oh I totally get the draw of a Gucci bag-I would love to have one! But that crochet mask...I just don't know what occasion you would wear that for!

  11. I loved nordstrom sale on home decor pieces this year!

  12. I hope that y'all have a blast in Nashville! Going to check out the throw pillow post right now :) And the pie that you made sounds delicious!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  13. I love Nashville! Dying to go back. Have fun!

  14. That pineapple pool floatie is so cute! I can't believe summer is almost over.


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