Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: July 2016

Today, I am linking up with some of my favorite bloggers:  ShayMel and Shaeffer for What's Up Wednesday




1. What I'm Eating


We have been eating the Best food lately.  We ate at the Porch in Winston-Salem a few weekends ago and it was delicious! I am such sucker for Mexican food.

What's Up Wednesday: July

What's Up Wednesday: July


What's Up Wednesday: July



2. What I'm Reminiscing about

Not much! I've been so busy with what I got going on that I haven't had much time to reminisce. 

3.What I'm loving


Spending time with these two. I've had sister time every week for the past 4 weeks! I love it! :) 

What's Up Wednesday: July

If you can believe it, we didn't look anything alike until a few years ago. People didn't even believe we were sisters. #timesareachanging ;)

What's Up Wednesday: July

4. What I've been up too


We have done races, fourth of July, bowling & many more day trips.  I love how spontaneous this summer has become. 

What's Up Wednesday: July 2016

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My favorite picture of the three of us...


What's Up Wednesday: July 2016

What's Up Wednesday: July 2016

What's Up Wednesday: July 2016

I do have to say, I beat my whole family one game., and then the wheels fell completely off. I bombed the last game... but for a few minutes I was rocking it ;)

What's Up Wednesday: July 2016

5.What I'm dreading


School is coming... Last big semester of my collegiate career... I have so many mixed feelings about it. 

What's Up Wednesday: July 2016

6. What I'm working on:

My second ever book review.
Click here to see my first one
http://www.itsthegradlife.com/2016/07/caitlins-book-review-june-edition.html

7. What I'm Excited about:


Last Monday, Zack took a new coaching position. It was not good timing. It wasn't what I wanted, but God had other plans. This job landed in Zack's lap and a few other things (like college classes) fell into place. I am excited to see how happy Zack is and where this journey takes us. 

What's Up Wednesday: July 2016

8. What I'm Reading/Watching


Madame Secretary is my jam. As you can see, I am working on House of Cards, Person of Interest, Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls & Parenthood. In other words, I am drawn to the crime and family dramas ;) 
What's Up Wednesday: July 2016


9. What I'm listening too:


Not much! I have realized every time I go to answer the question, that I am not a music person... So weird, right? I think it's because I appreciate the silence.

10. What I'm Wearing:


Business casual. Here's a quick snapshot of all the clothes I tried on at Loft last week. I have had such hard time finding cute (&comfy) summer business casual that looks acceptable with closed toe shoes. As I was typing that whole line out, I realized how  tall of an order that really was!




11. What I'm doing this weekend:



NOTHING! No, not really. I just don't have anything planned. I am so glad for a break.

 This past week was rough... I got into a car crash on Monday. I was okay and walked away from a scary ride into a ditch after I was t-boned. My Memaw ended up in the ER with me on Friday after a fall, and then we went to the funeral of a 7 year old. She is the niece of Zack's boss. My week was rough, but it absolutely pales in comparison to the agony and grief her family feels. 
Please keep Mya's family in your prayers this week and the coming months. They take comfort in knowing Mya is completely healed in Heaven. As they adjust to their new normal, please pray for strength. 



12. What I'm looking forward to next month: 


I didn't really have anything specific in mind, but after my rough week, this rainbow appeared. I knew it would all be okay, and there is always something to look forward too.  God is good, friends. 


13. What else new?


Not much!

BONUS:

What was your favorite part of summer?

I can't pick a favorite moment! I have loved that I have backed away from my Type A nature and let Zack take the lead with our plans (even though his plans aren't really plans ). Spontaneity is not my forte, and I am so glad I made a goal to be spontaneous (geez, I just realized how silly that may sound). The best memories are made from moments that aren't planned.  


Headed to see what's up in your life! 
Thanks, ladies for a fun link-up


Thursday, July 14, 2016

FavoriteNordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds 2016


It's Sale time, friends!


It's like Christmas in July! 
Ya'll I have had this on my calendar for weeks, well more like months.

Click here to learn how you can access the sale early:



I just wanted to pop-in and share  some items I love that will be on sale.

I put a heart beside the items I can't live without!



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds 2016

 Shop the items here: Lush Tunic  | Vigoss Jeans  | Barefoot Dreams Cardigan  | Kate Spade Earrings  | Hunter Boot  | TOMS Sandal Voluspa 'Candle 




I am dreaming of the "baby" blardigan (bottom left) and the plaid in this collage. The Barefoot dreams "blardigan" wasn't in the sale catalog but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be on sale :)

Nordstrom Sale wishlist:
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds 2016



Vigoss Jeans | Drape Front TunicPleione Top  | Similar:  Frye Bag | Madewell Boyfriend Shirt | Barefoot Dreams 'Circle' Cardigan | Caslon Plaid Tunic | Kate Spade Crossbody




Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is not your typical sale. They actually have items for the upcoming season on sale. Last year, I got most of my winter shoes in this sale. It felt crazy buying boots in July but I was so glad I did!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds 2016


Sam Edelman 'Penny' Boot |  UGG 'Isla' Boot  | Sperry Duck Boot  | Ugg Slipper | Lucky Brand  Bootie 



I also use this sale to buy some Christmas presents. It's a great way to get a lot of Christmas shopping done in July!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds 2016


More gifts for the home: 
A few may or may not be on my registry. ;) 
Also, I squealed  was very excited when I saw the Kate Spade tea kettle (bottom right).



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds 2016


Happy shopping! I plan to update this post periodically through out the sale, so please check back for my latest sale finds here. 

 I'm linking up with some of my favorite people:  
Andrea, Erika &Narci to share my Favorite Nordstrom Sale finds


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