Head on over to Gilt City where you can get 15 bottles of Virgin Wine for $89.99 (normally $238.84). That breaks down to just $5.99 per bottle! Note that by taking advantage of this offer you will be enrolled in the Virgin Wine Club and will receive a new shipment of wine every quarter. Be sure to cancel if you only want these super affordable 15 bottles!
How adorable is this Striped Circle Skirt? I loved it before learning that it is made out of scuba material (my current favorite — it’s so forgiving!) AND it’s on sale! Through the end of the day you can grab it from Cents of Style for $29.95 and it’ll ship for free with code “HANNAH”.
Take an extra 20% off all sale items at Anthropologie with code “SALEAWAY” plus receive free shipping on ALL orders with code “HAPPYDAY”. Both promotions are only valid through tomorrow, July 29, 2015.
The past few months haven’t always been particularly easy when it comes to finding a work life balance.
Though my son has been fairly easy thus far, every day I face new internal struggles. At five months, my son wants to play and be entertained but cannot yet sit upright unassisted or play on his own. Thus, despite the fact that I work from home, during his waking hours my time is devoted to him. During his approximate 45 minute nap breaks that are scattered throughout the day I can usually choose between working, showering, eating or working out, but rarely can I accomplish more than one during any nap period.
My son goes to bed at 6:30 p.m. each night, which is about the same time that my husband comes home from work. After he goes down I try to pull something together for dinner and then start the nightly routine of bottle washing, laundry and prep for the next day, while also trying to have a conversation with my husband. It’s about 9 p.m. each night before I can sit down and get any work done, and at that point I’m so exhausted that all I really want to do is call it an early night.
I’m not writing this and asking for pity. What I’m going through now is no different than what all parents go through in their own unique ways. I love my son more than anything and I never forget that I am so lucky that I can be home with him during the day and also continue to do what I love, albeit on a more scaled-back basis at the moment. That said, I’m only human, and sometimes I find it so difficult to balance all of the things on my plate that I find myself getting bogged down in a sea of negativity. On those days, I’m happy to have a Gratitude Journal because I force myself to find a minute to write down a few things for which I am grateful on any given day.
Adult coloring books have really been gaining traction lately because not only is coloring fun, but coloring is also considered a stress-relieving activity. According to this article from the Huffington Post, “coloring has a de-stressing effect because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries.”
I’m not particularly good at relaxing, so I was excited to try out The Mandala Coloring Book. I’ve had it for a few weeks now and I really like it because it gives me a way to multi-task while watching TV. 😉 I am obviously TERRIBLE at just doing one thing at a time, so the fact that I can now create something pretty while vegging out is pretty awesome… however, I’m aware that the stress relieving benefits would probably be greater if I just devoted a few minutes a day to my coloring. Alas. At least I’m having fun!
I used to love coloring as a kid, so I love that adult coloring books are now readily available. The coloring books themselves tend to be much larger than those designed for children and the designs are more intricate. Most books tend to cost $12 or less, which makes this a fairly affordable hobby.
Adult coloring books have become so popular lately that some books are making it onto best sellers’ lists! Interested in grabbing an adult coloring book? Here are some gorgeous best-selling adult coloring books that are currently on the market:
This coloring book, Color Crush: An Adult Coloring Book for the Modern Girl, was just released and it looks fantastic! “It combines fun, motivational sayings with bold and trendy patterns. The book features your favorite sayings and phrases including “Don’t forget to be awesome”, “She believed she could, so she did”, “Everyday I’m hustlin”, “Do more of what makes you happy” and so many more.”
If your’e curious about what to use to fill in your adult coloring books, I highly recommend checking out the Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils! I wasn’t sure what to pick up when I went to the store. I wanted colored pencils but didn’t want to get a sharpener, so these seemed like the perfect compromise. There aren’t as many colors as you can get with traditional packs of colored pencils though but that hasn’t really been a problem for me.
I was sent two extra adult coloring books, Stress Less Coloring: Paisley Patterns and Stress Less Coloring: Mosaic Patterns, and I thought that I would give them away to two readers!
Interested in winning one? Just leave a comment letting me know what you do to de-stress and I will randomly choose two winners at the end of the week!
This past weekend I was tasked with heading to Target to check out the denim for a sponsored Instagram and Facebook campaign. There was no blog posting requirement, but I was so impressed with some of the styles I found at Target that I still wanted to share them here. Target has a lot of great styles for fall and I had to work to not spend more money than I did!
I’m wearing the Ava & Viv Skinny Jeans in Dark Blue ($29.99), which are the first pair of jeans that I’ve been able to wear post-baby that didn’t make me want to cry. They do a great job of minimizing everything that needs to be minimized and make me feel a little like my old jeans-lovin’ self. As for the top, it is also from the Ava & Viv line, although it doesn’t yet appear to be online. If you are in the market for a plus size plaid shirt then I highly recommend running out to your local Target store to take a look. They have some gorgeous color combinations available, and the one I actually wanted in orange, navy and white plaid, was almost all sold out!
I thought I’d share some of my favorite items that I spotted at Target this weekend, but while putting together this post I realized that the selection in-stores is currently much better than the online selection! Whereas my local Target had put out a lot of their fall styles, the new arrivals section on the Target website is still mostly geared toward summer. I’m sure the website will catch up soon!
If you do decide to head to your local Target, be sure to save the coupon above to the Target Cartwheel app! You’ll get an EXTRA 20% off clearance styles for the entire family! If you don’t yet have the app, you can quickly download it for iPhone or Android phones.