Monday, July 11, 2016

Whale of a Sale!

      Vineyard Vines is having an amazing sale going on right now, and I just had to share with you all.  All sale items are an extra 50% off!  It really is a Whale of a Sale. ;) Below are a few of my favorite items on sale.  If you see anything you want, you better buy it because everything is going fast!  Happy shopping!


Have a whaley great Monday! ;)


Until next time,


Xoxo, Natalie




Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Favorites

     Hello loves!  I hope you all have had a wonderful week. I'm not going to lie, it has been a crazy, busy, and exhausting week, but TGIF!  Right?  Below, are a few things I have been loving this week.  I hope you enjoy!


1. Favorite Find

I thought these Alex and Ani Best Friends Bangles were too cute!  My best friend and I should get these! ;) 

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2. Favorite Dress

How dreamy is this dress?  It's absolutely stunning!  Just like most girls, I am a total sucker for anything pink.

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3. Favorite Sweet Treat

Just because July Fourth is over, that doesn't mean you can't wear red, white, and blue, and still make delicious treats that look like the American Flag!  

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4. Favorite Picture

This picture reminds me of a New England summer!  Isn't it so dreamy....

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5. Favorite Quotes

I absolutely love this quote!  God wants you to live your life for Him.  Everyday I pray that the Light of Jesus shines through me so others will come to know Him as their Savior.  


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I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!  What have you been loving lately?



Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie 






Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My Inspiration....

Inspiration really is everywhere.

     The other day, as I was flipping through my Vineyard Vines Summer 2016 catalog, I came across a gentlemen named Bradley Johnson.  I found his story so inspiring, that I decided to share it with all of you!

     If you have been following me for awhile, you would have seen my post  about my chronic illnesses that I choose to share back in February.  It is still one of my most viewed posts to this day.  Like Bradley Johnson, I too choose not to let my limitations stop me.

     Bradley Johnson could have chosen to feel sorry for himself, and who couldn't blame him.  Instead, he chose to excel in life not only as an attorney, but also, as a three time Paralympian in the sport of sailing.  He is the first African American to represent the United States in sailing and bring back a medal.  His positive attitude has allowed his disability to not hinder him in life.


     What Bradley Johnson said brought a smile to my face, and made my heart happy!!  He said, "My objective was to get my life as close to normal as I knew it--and I've surpassed that beyond my wildest dreams."  What amazing gentlemen with an awesome testimony.

     I am so thankful that even though I do not feel well many days, I still chose to get out of bed and conquer the day.  Thank you Bradley Johnson for sharing your story with Vineyard Vines.  Your testimony inspires me!  :)


 Watch his video below!





Until next time,


Xoxo, Natalie




Monday, July 4, 2016

Last Minute Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

    Happy Fourth of July y'all!  I am so happy today to celebrate my freedom and for those who have fought for my freedom!  Thank you!!  I hope you all have had a great weekend so far....


      If you are like me, and tend to procrastinate, you might want to start planning your outfit right now; if you already haven't.  Just saying.... ;)

      If you're a girl, you'll understand having to pick out your outfit ahead of time.  With that said, today, I am sharing 4 last minute second outfit ideas for the Fourth!      






I would wrap the RL Sweater around my neck for a classic look!


White Scalloped Oxford {also love this one}//  5" Chino Shorts {J.Crew Factory version here}// Ralph Lauren Cable Knit Sweater // Jack Rogers {in Navy/White} // KJP Bracelet 



Which outfit is your favorite?  I hope you all have an amazing Fourth of July!


Until next time, 


Xoxo, Natalie









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Friday, July 1, 2016

31 Day Photography Challenge + Free Printable

     Not only did I start this blog of mine to share my style, faith, crafty creations, and delicious recipes for everyone to enjoy,  I also, started it because of my love for photography.

     In honor of the first day of July, I thought I would put together a little photography challenge.  Below are 31 things to take a picture of in the month of July.  It is a picture a day!  Everything ranging from what you are reading to the stars in the sky.

     I would love to see what ideas you come up with.  So, be sure to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #PicturePerfectJuly2016.


Happy Snapping!!




 31 Day Photography Challenge

#pictureperfectjuly2016

 


  • Your Outfit of the Day 
  • Flowers
  • You and Your Friend Doing Something Goofy
  • Black + White
  • Lights
  • Take a picture of your art supplies
  • Eyes
  • Someone You Love
  • The Sunset and/or Sunrise
  • Spell something with sparklers
  • What You’re Eating
  • Stars
  • A Selfie in the Mirror  
  • The Ocean or Lake
  • Architecture
  • An Instrument
  • What You’re Doing
  • What You’re Reading
  • Raindrops On a Window
  • An Animal
  • A New Hairstyle You Tried
  • Music Records
  • Something That Reminds You of Your Childhood
  • Something That Begins With The Letter A
  • Texture
  • Colors
  • Something Shiney/Glittery
  • Flat Lay
  • The Perfect Summer Day
  • Something Patriotic!


Print it here!


If you do take some of these pictures, don't forget to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #PicturePerfectJuly2016!


Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie



  
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Friday Favorites {4th of July Edition}

     Ahhh!  You guys, 4th of July is this weekend!  I couldn't be more excited.  There are so many reasons why I love this holiday.  Most importantly, we are able to celebrate our freedom.  I'm a total American girl!  Why don't you take a peak at my patriotic favorites from this week.... 


1. Favorite Picture

I love how the American flag captures the sunlight on the beach!  It's absolutely beautiful.

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2. Favorite Sweet Treat

Not only does this cake look delicious, it also looks pretty!  I'll definitely be making it for The 4th!
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3. Favorite Painting

Stars and Stripes galore!!  It's one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer prints.

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 4. Favorite Nail Art

Your nails gotta be patriotic too! ;) There are SO many other cute patriotic manicures out there.  Just go on Pinterest and search, "4th of July Nail Art"!

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5. Favorite Outfit

 I absolutely, love this outfit for The 4th!  The shorts are so unique and different, but they're what makes the outfit.  I also, love that purse.

 



I have a bonus post for y'all tonight!  It'll be up at 8pm EST.  So, be sure to check back here!  I hope you all have a fun, safe, and bright weekend!



Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie