Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April's Bark Box



 (Tucker's First Pick)
(Kai's First Pick)

The theme for April was Poo York City. It included: 7 Stick Beef Chews, Turkey & Duck Strips, Lady Liberty Ball, Andi's Famous Plush Dumplings, and a Trachea. 

Here is the link if you would like to start a Barkbox subscription, and your first box is FREE!!



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Break: Key West, Florida








I have seen the ocean before when I was younger, but this was the first time that I will remember my experience. The weather in Key West, Florida was beautiful and the food was amazing. During the days I spent most of my time at the beach and nights were spent at restaurants eating delicious food. 

During my trip, I went to two different beaches in Key West. The first beach was called Smathers Beach. It is approximately a half mile long filled with different activities to do, such as: paddle boarding, kayaking, and beach volleyball. The second beach was in Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, which are the first four pictures in this post. This beach was absolutely beautiful. The water was a clear blue allowing you to see the fish swimming around in the ocean. 

On one of the days, I did what is called the "Ultimate Adventure". It included: a Waterpark area, jet skiing, parasailing, and snorkeling. They also provided breakfast, lunch, and beverages for the day. Even thought it was windy and overcast that day, I enjoyed all six hours of it! 

On the last night, I went on a Champagne Sunset Cruise which was also through the company that the ultimate adventure was through. I am so glad our group decided to do this; it was beautiful. 

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One Piece swimsuit is linked here.










Friday, March 24, 2017

March's Bark Box


(Tucker's First Pick)

(Kai's First Pick)

The theme for March was Bento and Blossoms. It included: Pork Chop Treats, Murphys Mochi, Sydneys Salmon Nigiri, Tea Snacks, and a Full Pig Ear.

Here is the link if you would like to start a Barkbox subscription, and your first box is FREE!

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I will be catching back up on my school work for the majority of March, but I wanted to do a spring break trip round up that I will be posting soon!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Swimsuit Edition



My spring break is a week away and I am so excited! I put together a post showing different types of swimsuits that are popular right now. I love the high waisted and one piece style right now. I will be on the beach for around five or so days, so I think it will be ok to switch up the style of swimsuit that I will be wearing without having too many awkward tan lines!

HIGH WAISTED

ONE PIECE
TWO PIECE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February's Bark Box



(Kai's First Pick)

(Tucker's First Pick)

The theme for February was Sniffin Safari. It included: Charlie's Heart of Cheesiness Sticks, Dr. Lickingstone's Pith Helmet, Nanas Natural Chicken Jerky, Slitherin' Steve, and Trachea.



Here is the link if you would like to start a Barkbox subscription, and your first box is FREE!
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I hope you all had a great February! I am so excited for March to be here as it is my birthday month and I will be going on my first EVER spring break trip!!!




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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pom Poms and Tassels



We had a couple warm days here in Iowa, and all I can think about is Spring Break! I have never been able to go on a real spring break trip so I am BEYOND excited that I get to this year!! I put together a post showing all sorts of cute pom pom and tassel essentials for spring break and summer! 


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Target is My New Favorite Store


I have always liked Target, but I LOVE it now. Not only do I find great home and clothing items, but now I am starting to get some of my groceries there with all the great deals they are starting to offer!
I picked up these boots on clearance for $19.98 (originally $39.99) and I used 20% off on Cartwheel, which brought them down to $15.98! PLUS, with my Target REDcard I received an extra 5% off. I don't know why I waited so long to get a REDcard.... who wouldn't want an extra 5% off??
I also picked these up the same night. They were on clearance for $17.48 (originally $34.99) and I used 20% off on Cartwheel, which made them $13.98!

Target is one of those stores where you ALWAYS have to check their clearance, because you never know when you are going to find a great deal!

A few weeks ago, I started following Target Couponing on Facebook, and I am addicted! I can't believe how many great deals some people have been getting; between coupons, Cartwheel, and cash back apps such as Ibotta, people are saving so much! 

I would love to hear how you all save money by couponing, etc.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January's Bark Box



(Tucker's First Pick)

(Kai's First Pick)


The theme for January was Pup in the Air. I don't really know how it relates to January, but I will go with it. It included: a Pawlaroid Camera, Ripley's Rucksack, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Wafflers with Bacon and Molasses, and a Knuckle Slice.


Here is the link if you would like to start a Barkbox subscription, and your first box is FREE!!

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I hope you all are having a great year! I am sorry I have been MIA lately... life and school have taken up a lot of my time!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Macy's Kitchen Spectacular

Macy's is having a great deal right now on select regular priced kitchen and dining items. Use code FIFTY, and you will receive 50% off select items!!! I wish I would have waited and got my mixer now, but I wanted it to make Christmas goodies! These deals are too good to not get in on!


Break down: 
Use code FIFTY to receive 50% off your purchase through 01/19/17
Activate Ebates and receive 3% cash back
Free shipping on orders over $49 through 01/19/17
Final Price: $169.74
(depending on payment method you could also get cask back through credit cards)

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Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year, New Resolutions



1. Go on more adventures- I don't care what it is, I want to do it. I feel my life has been "boring", so  going on adventures is the biggest resolution I have for this year.
2. Set the phone down- I've noticed that being on the phone all the time, I don't communicate with people (mainly my boyfriend.. we need to both work on this one!)
3. Make long lasting friends- Being in college is hard. There are a lot of fake people out there, so finding true friends can be difficult.
4. Workout at least 3 times a week- This is a big one. I haven't been taking care of my body, and I am starting to notice. Feeling confident is the best feeling in the world, and being in shape makes that a whole lot easier!!
5. Drink MORE water- I am SO bad at this... I don't know why, either. 
6. Walk the pups- I forget how much energy our dogs have, and they need adventures of their own!
7. Remember my goals- Life is hard. I've noticed I sometimes stray away from my goals and ambitions and want to give up, but I just need to keep looking forward and see the big picture. 
8. Go to more concerts- I know concerts can be pricey, but they are so much fun.
9. Eat more greens- I hate salads, so my resolution is to find a compromise and a way to make salads more tasty to get more greens in my diet.
10. Start a new hobby- I love DIY projects, so adding something to that doesn't hurt!


I hope you all had a good holiday and New Years! Here's to another year! 


Monday, December 19, 2016

December's Bark Box




(Kai's First Pick)

(Tucker's First Pick)

It's always disappointing when you are expecting a package and they tell you that you have to wait a week before you get it. Well, their box arrived a lot earlier than expected, and boy were they excited! I think Tucker was running around the house going back and forth between his two toys for a good fifteen or twenty minutes while Kai was chewing away at her Pork Hide Chew.

With it being December, their box was Christmas themed. It included: Chilly's Paw Warmers, Mishkas Warm Winter Hat, Lodge Logs, Bixbi Bark Pop Treats, and a Pork Hide Chew.

Here is the link if you would like to start a Barkbox subscription, and your first box is FREE!

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The other day, I was told my pups are spoiled. A part of me was a little upset by that thought, but once I started to think about it, I didn't care because I know they are in a great home and surrounded by lots and lots of love. Before we got Kai, she was a stray; who knows how long she was outside scavenging for food every night or trying to curl up and stay warm through the cold, winter nights. I see way too many stories about people wanting to give their dogs up or how poorly they treat them. I am SO happy to say that my dogs are spoiled because not every dog gets that... which breaks my heart.





Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Maroon Sweater




So, I got this sweater over Black Friday and I went to put it in my closet, and I noticed I have way too many maroon tops!! I'm not sure what it is, but during the winter months, I love that color! This sweater was very popular, so there are only a few colors and sizes left... I did link some other ombre sweaters below!
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Beauty Gift Guide

I am beyond excited to share this gift collage with you all. I love trying new beauty products, as I'm sure many of you do too. I put together a collage of beauty products that I love or want to try! If you are struggling to find a gift, here are some great ideas! 
Enjoy ♥

Also, right now Macy's has a sale going on!! For every $50 you spend, you get $10 off with code FRIEND (this includes Urban Decay products! woot woot!). This special offer does end on December 8th, so hurry up and order those gifts!!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Tree 2016







Here is my tree!!! I created a post here, as my inspiration for decorating this year; my main focus was a "Winter Wonderland". I used white and gold ornaments and incorporated white fur and wood to add a warmer touch. There are so many presents under the tree that you can't see the tree skirt, but that is one of my favorite things! It is a faux white fur, as well as the ribbon. Everything except a few ornaments were bought from Hobby Lobby.

I can't explain how excited I was to put our tree up this year. Last year, we lived in an apartment and had a small six foot tree, so this year I couldn't wait to have full-looking, big tree! Of course, when my boyfriend and I went to Hobby Lobby, he spotted a guitar ornament and he had to get it. I tried to hide it in the back, but he gave it a spot more in the front as you can tell in the first picture!


Friday, December 2, 2016

Gifts for Mom


It's December and I can't believe it! I have one week of school left and then it's finals week! I am just amazed at how fast this year has gone by, but so many great things have happened!

 I know this time of year can get somewhat crazy, but don't forget to get your mama a gift or two! I put together a collage of gifts, so whether you are looking to spend a lot or just have enough for something small, all items range in price! I want that Chocolate Diamond ring for myself; I keep coming back to this post and staring at it!!!



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