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Spring Cleaning

While spring is technically still a couple of weeks away, it hasn't stopped me from getting a little spring cleaning done this past week. The weather has been so warm lately and ever since my first pool day, I've been in total summer mode! There's something about warmer weather that makes me want to deep clean my apartment. Slowly I've been going through different parts of my place and sorting my stuff into toss, donate, and keep piles. It's been the best! This past weekend, I really rolled up my sleeves and got to work. And I have to say, starting the week with a perfectly clean house puts a major pep in my step. If you're looking for a few ideas to jump start your spring cleaning, keep on reading! :) Spring Cleaning List:…

Lifestyle

Weekend Edit

Well, another week is in the books friends! And what a week it was! On Tuesday, I got to attend one of my favorite PR events of the year with Clarins. This was the third time I had the privilege to attend their spring preview, and every year it seems to get better and better! I've already incorporated a few of their new products into my daily routine and can't wait to tell you more about them! This week at work felt like a particularly productive one, and that always feels so gratifying to me. I like to work, and I like to work hard. I'm a big believer in celebrating the little victories in your life and this week I had a few of those little victories at the office! Now that February…

Holidays

All About Valentine’s Day

Get ready friends! Valentine's day is almost here. Whether you look forward to this day or totally dread it, I've thought of a few ways to hopefully help you enjoy the day a little more. When I was a kid (okay even through high school), Valentine's day meant two things: Mama making heart shaped pancakes for breakfast and receiving fun candy treats from classmates. (more…)

Lifestyle

Weekend Edit

ONE >>> Needing some inspiration? This story about a young woman with down syndrome pursuing her dreams is sure to inspire and uplift you. I'm a few weeks late to find this story, but I'm so glad that I did. It's a heart-warming story no doubt, but it also is one that can resonate with each and every one of us. We all have a dream or a goal of some kind and we've all faced rejection in one form or another. Seeing someone push through that adversity and reaching their goals is the ultimate encouragement. TWO >>> Love Brighton's list of what to buy from Amazon. These days I'm all about ordering household staples and groceries from wherever I can get them delivered to my doorstep. Seriously it saves so much time and I'd…

At Home, Featured

Monogrammed Bedding

White linens are my love language. No, really they are. From my bath and kitchen towels to my bed linens, it's white on white on white. And it makes me SO happy. I love how clean and classic it looks. There's something subtly elegant about it. And the fact that it makes me feel ever-so-slightly like an adult that has it together doesn't hurt either ;) (more…)

Books, Featured

2017 Book List

One of my favorite things about the new year is putting together a brand new book list! I've decided to only pick ten new books to read this year. I settled on this number since there are a number of titles I'd like to re-read this year and I'm not counting those on my book list. I also thought that ten would leave enough margin for new books that I pick up during the year. Something new I'd like to incorporate into my reading this year is the use of audio books. I think between Audible and library digital rentals I can fit in a few audiobooks throughout the year! I've talked about my night time routine before, but I have to revisit it because it's truly one of my favorite parts of the day. Those 15-30…

Featured, Lifestyle

Weekend Edit

This week was a bit busier than I imagined it would be, mostly because it flew by much too quickly and my list of things to do grew longer as the days went by. Oh and then there's that whole flash flood thing that happened on Wednesday. But honestly I like a full week. It makes me feel accomplished. It's always a good feeling knowing you gave 150% at work and at home! And it just so happens that I have the perfect reward for a hardworking week lined up for the weekend, I'm getting out of the city for a church retreat. I honestly couldn't be more excited. While living in the city can be a lot of fun, I miss being out in the country and enjoying the fresh air and open…

Holidays

Merry Christmas – OOO

My out of office (OOO) is up and I'm signing off for the holidays! I wish y'all a very merry and blessed Christmas! I'll be back next year with lots of fresh content that I'm excited to share with you! Until then... xo, Amber

Lifestyle

Weekend Edit

What. A. Week. This week was quite busy, in the best possible sense. Last night was my company's Christmas party and it was a blast! Seriously with a theme like Western Casino night, how could it not be a good time? So while I'm plenty tired today, I'm still looking forward to another fun company event tonight! (I didn't know about the company's amazing social calendar until after I had already signed up, added bonus? Umm yes!) And after a full week of work and fun outings, I'm planning on taking it pretty easy this weekend. I'm still really enjoying my break from social media. I honestly didn't think that I would last this long without it. This break has just been all around so good for me. One of the best benefits? If I…

Holidays

Stress Less This Holiday Season

Christmas is officially less than two weeks away! With Christmas shopping to finish, holiday parties to attend, and work deadlines creeping closer and closer on the calendar, stress seems to multiply this time of year. On top of all that many of us will travel out of town to spend the holidays with our family and friends. (There's nothing more relaxing than holiday travel, am I right?) (more…)