January 17, 2017

Just Three Things

One - Love this peek at Julianne Hough's home.  You can see more here and find the chairs here.

Two - Super cute ruffle shirtAnd it's only $24 and comes in three colors!!

Three - Pretty duvet.

Busy week for us, so I'm keeping it short and sweet.  Have a great day!

January 11, 2017

January Home Finds

Hey there!  There is no question that I'm a lover a white and neutrals year round, but something about January that makes me especially fond of them.  I think it's the fresh start of the new year that I relate to the fresh, clean, crisp feeling they bring.  I love using white in layers and textures to add a cozy feel to a space.  So above I gathered a few of my favorite winter whites and neutrals for the home that are budget friendly. 

And ya'll, I've already ordered me a pair these striped 20x20 pillow covers in the gray because they are only $5.99!  I actually bought a similar version from H&M a couple of years ago (see pic below) in charcoal with a thinner stripe and they are still on my couch today.  I have swapped them out, but they are back for now as you can see below. 

And I also ordered this rug/runner for $25!  I need something for my kitchen and I love not only the price, but the fact that it's machine washable and has a non-slip backing.  I always struggle with a kitchen runner, because it has to be machine washable for us...we are way too messy in there  :)  Anxious to get it!  It's also a possibility for my laundry room too, if I don't like it in the kitchen.  And if I do like it, I might order another one as back up when the first one is worn out since the price is so good.

As much as I'm not a fan of cold weather, I hope to enjoy the rest of winter a bit more by cozying up with some of these white and neutral home accessories.

Have a great day!

January 6, 2017

Back To Running | Workout Gear

Happy Friday!  It felt so great to get back to my running routine this week!  I ran sporadically over the holidays, but I was definitely off my normal routine.  This week I got back on track with both exercise and eating and I feel so much better!  However, today I'm skipping because we are staying in the low 30's feels like 20's today.  I can run in August here when it's 100, but I cannot do the cold runs.  That burn in my throat and constant runny nose while I'm running is no fun.

I also wanted to share a few of my favorite running/workout items.  Santa brought me some new running shoes over the holidays and I love them!  My last two pair have been Brooks and once you run in those it's hard to run in anything else.  But my son got a pair of the Nike Zoom Pegasus for Christmas and I really liked the look of them, so I checked them out for women and they had great reviews.  After trying them on at a local store for fit, I immediately came home and ordered the color I wanted.  The amount of time I spend on finding the right running shoe is really pretty ridiculous.  But I ran in them this week and so far really like them.  The fit is true to size for me and I'm wearing my normal tennis shoe size.  And just FYI, this Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 color combo is currently on sale.

Another favorite of my is this Patagonia jacket.  Most of my clothing is reasonably priced, but I do splurge on pieces, like this jacket, that I know is a staple that I'll have for many years.  I love the slim, sleek fit.  True to size for me too...just for sizing reference, I ordered a small and still enough room under it for light warm clothing, without being too bulky.  I'm sure it will get lots of use this weekend. 

Have a wonderful weekend!