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Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe

It may be behind my original timeline but finally, finally my Spring capsule wardrobe is completed.  I had ordered a few tops from Swap (the online thrift store I am obsessed with) and wanted to make sure they worked well with the other items I have before posting! I am sharing my blouses, bottoms, dresses, and third layers- things like tee shirts, shoes, and undergarments I just can’t limit! Since my job has changed, I have to be able to dress for the office as well as outfits for  ...

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Around Town, Uncategorized

Weekly Review

Here are a few things that I have enjoyed this week: Read: photo via At Home Blog Joanna Gaines wrote “A Letter to Moms” around Mother’s Day last year that still resonates with me.  Even if you’re not a mom, I think it is a great article to understand what the mothers before us have dealt with and gone through.  So encouraging! This was my second week at work and Monday night was an event hosted by the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau which meant  ...

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Fashion, Style, Uncategorized

Building My Spring Capsule Wardrobe with Thred Up & Swap

The time has come!  The wardrobe update for Spring will be happening this next month!  Warmer weather, lighter clothes, brighter colors…. AH!  I have been working on part 3 of creating a capsule wardrobe, and I thought it would be more fun to post about my upcoming capsule than my past winter items.  So, as I have been shopping around for items to wear during the upcoming months to fill the holes in what I already own, I am gravitating towards secondhand or  ...

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Around Town, Style, Uncategorized

Greenhouse Shenanigans

Sometimes, at the end of winter, I like to go to my favorite greenhouses just purely for therapeutic effects.  But this trip yesterday was actually for work purposes- how cool is that?! When shopping for greens, I go to my two favorite local shops.  One being Edwards Greenhouse, where we went yesterday, and the other being 36th Street Garden Center.  The jungle-like atmosphere is good for the soul, not to mention the hair and skin!  I also greatly appreciate the merchandising of both shops-  ...

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Our Texas Trip

Last week we got back from a long weekend in Texas with family.  We made some good memories playing with cousins, visiting great grandma and grandpa, hanging out with aunts and uncles, and winning over the hearts of “Ama and Papa” (although I’m sure their hearts have already been won!).  I always come home reminded that Boise is now where I belong but with a little ache and hole in the heart for the friends and family left behind in the South!    We  ...

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2017 Goals

Lucy and I have been under the weather the last few days which has given me a good chance to really evaluate and consider the last year and this new one.  Being stuck at home resting also meant I had time for some Netflix documentary watching- ohh boy!  The two on my “must-watch” list were The True Cost and Minimalism.  Both were very eye opening and struck a cord with things I have been wanting to improve.   1. Consume consciously 2. Meal plan 3. Purge  ...

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