Friday Favorites #54

2017 Friday Favorites

Hi friends! Happy weekend!

I hope your summer is off to a good start. I’ve been basking in relaxation, and couldn’t be happier.

It’s about time I shared some favorites with you after my little hiatus from the blog! I’ve missed chatting with you!

Today I ran some errands, baked some yummy treats, and enjoyed a date night of Cheddar’s and Parenthood. (The recipe for a pretty great Friday, if you ask me.)

We don’t have too many plans this weekend, but Jake is off work so we will definitely take advantage of that and spend a bunch of quality time together.

I really don’t have much to catch you up on, so let’s get to the things I’ve been loving, shall we?

F  R  I  D  A  Y    F  A  V  O  R  I  T  E  S

1 | Lonestar Southern

I follow a LOT of lifestyle/fashion/style bloggers on IG, and Kate at Lonestar Southern has quickly become a favorite. She has such a sweet southern personality, and wears the cutest things. If you need some fun fashion inspo in your feed, give her a follow! (PS I totes bought this shirt and want to style it the same way she did here… so cute and fun!)

2 | DIY Wedding Invitations

So as a way to save some MAJOR cash, I designed and am printing my own wedding invites!! I snagged some blank invites on mega-clearance, and created my design using befunky.com, and made some pretty, simple invitations. They aren’t perfect, but for what I paid, I love them! They are classic, and “go” with the wedding vibes. I might make a whole post about the process, but I had to include this as a fave for now! I don’t want to post a pic until they are sent out, so our guests will be surprised, but trust me, they turned out really well, and I’m pretty proud of myself!

3 | Easy Banana Oat Bars via The Lean Green Bean

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YUM! I had a ton of too-ripe bananas to use up, so I did a quick search on Pinterest for “banana recipes” and this one popped right up! I am so glad I tried them. They are so good! And required few ingredients + steps, which is a must for me when it comes to recipes (simplicity over everything!). Head over to Lindsay’s blog to see the recipe, and make sure to let me know if you give it a try! I’m already looking forward to eating one tomorrow…

4 | The Office

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Remind me again why I, a 22 year old human, am just now watching this show? It is the perfect lazy-day show to binge watch 298394 episodes of. I literally laugh out loud during some episodes, which takes a lot! (I can be a tough cookie to crack in the humor department.) I love Dwight and Pam and Michael and Jim…..etc. etc. etc.

 

Have a fab weekend friends! Talk to you soon!

2017 REAL Caitlin

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Favorites #53

2017 Friday Favorites

Hello friends! Happy Friday!

I’m home at my parents’ for the weekend until early Sunday morning, when we head back to Springfield for our friends’ brunch wedding. I can’t wait! I love love!

We’re also celebrating mother’s day this weekend, which will be fun. Celebrations of any kind are always a win in my book!

I can’t believe the semester is just about over. It’s pretty insane(-ly exciting). I’m ready for some sunbathing, weekday Target trips, and last-minute wedding prep. Oh, and more non-scrub outfits. Definitely more non-scrub outfits.

FRIDAY FAVORITES

1 | Reading for Fun

I finally finished a book I had started months ago (Grace, Not Perfection!), and remembered how much I love reading for fun. I am so excited to tackle lots of books this summer!

2 | Parenthood

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I’m obsessed with this show. OMG. Obsessed. I love the drama, the humor, the family, everything. SO GOOD. Kristina and Adam are my faves. I don’t want to say anything else, you just need to watch it. For reference, I love shows like Friday Night Lights, One Tree Hill, Hart of Dixie, Gilmore Girls, etc.

3 | Bare Minerals Original Foundation

I recently rediscovered this makeup, and have used it everyday since. I love how light and skin-like it is, and the natural glow it gives to the skin. Powder foundation is so easy, too! If you’ve overlooked this classic, give it a try. It’s especially perfect for the summer months.

4 | Just Married Swimsuit

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I’ve been searching for swimsuits to buy for our honeymoon, and stumbled upon this one that I just can’t not buy. Seriously, how cute + can-only-get-away-with-wearing-once is this suit?!


 

Have the best weekend! And happy mother’s day to all you mamas out there. Relax + have fun!

2017 REAL Caitlin

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Friday Favorites #52

2017 Friday Favorites

I’m alive!!! Hi guys! I’m coming to you for a short and sweet F.F. and don’t-worry-I’m-still-alive update post!

It’s been a few weeks since my last post, and my only excuse is, grad school. It has all kind of come to a head and I’ve basically just been surviving. Summer is in 2 WEEKS, and   I promise to be a little more present on the blog when that time comes. I miss sharing my life with you!

I hope you have had a nice past few weeks. We have had a lot of rain + flooding, but the sunshiney weekend forecast for this weekend has me smiling. I am looking forward to a relaxing Saturday + some track meet watching! (Jake’s last one EVER!)

I’m going to get into a few favorites for the past two weeks.

FRIDAY FAVORITES

1 | Trader Joe’s Multigrain Hot Cereal

I love this stuff! If you love a more textured (in a good way) oatmeal, you’ve gotta try this stuff! It makes a perfect hearty + filling breakfast when you add a spoonful of PB and sliced banana.

2 | Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

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I have to be the 10948402th person to rave about this stuff. But hey, if I love something, I have to tell you about it! If I’m feeling really broken out, or just have a blemish I want to chill out, I sleep with some of this on + always wake up with nicer looking skin. Just use a q-tip to dip a little out and dot dot dot onto your face. You get to look like a pink-spotted monster, too, which is an added bonus.

3 | Easiest Guacamole Ever

Earlier this week I had an avocado I needed to use up, and some leftover pico-style salsa, so I chopped up the avo + added it to the container! Mix it up, and you have the easiest, fastest guac ever! (P.S. I love Aldi’s mild fresh salsa! So good.)

4 | Double Digits

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Guys. We are FINALLY in the double digits for days until the wedding. (98!!!) I feel like the next three months are going to fly by, and I couldn’t be happier. Also, Jake and I have a million weddings to attend between now and then, and I have a feeling they are all going to make us even more excited for ours! My bridal shower is next month (!!!!) which will make the wedding feel so real. Can’t wait to share pics from that with you!


 

Have an amazing weekend!

2017 REAL Caitlin

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Friday Favorites #51

2017 Friday Favorites

Hiiii guys! Boy am I glad it’s Friday. The end of the semester is quickly approaching so deadlines are pretty much happening every day.

I acquired some kind of illness this week, leaving me with a sore throat and a tired, achy feeling. I actually just took some benedryl, and am struggling to keep my eyes open. Oops.

I don’t have too much to say today as my brain is feeling fried, so let’s get right to the favorites!

FRIDAY FAVORITES

1 | OTS Everything

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I, along with every other girl on the planet right now, have fallen hard for the off-the-shoulder trend. I think they are cute + flattering + feminine, and I can’t get enough! I’m on a pretty tight budget right now, so I didn’t get to buy all-the-things, but I did love this top I tried on recently at TJ Maxx.. I picked up a white OTS top (featured in a recent Instagram post) so check that out + follow me on IG if you want to keep up with me more frequently!

2 | Gold Home Goods

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I love picking up cute gold home goods in random places. You never know where you’re going to find a brass beauty, so make sure to keep your eye’s peeled! Perfect example: this gold spoon rest for $5.99 from TJ Maxx. Isn’t she cute?? Another example is the gold drawer pull set I bought to add to a plain white dresser. So cute and sleek!

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3 | “No-Spend” Days

I am in major save-all-the-money mode currently, and designating a day as a “no-spend” day has been really helpful. Every little bit of saving counts, and it helps to practice overall reduced spending when I make an effort to cut out spending for a certain day. If you need help saving money, this might work for you!


 

Have a great weekend!!

2017 REAL Caitlin

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