Weekend + Labor Day Deals

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HOORAY for a 3 day weekend!
I’m in Charleston for the holiday weekend and am so excited to be back home. Saturday I’ll be cheering on my beloved UGA Dawgs from the lowcountry and then beachin’ it. I’ve rounded up some of the best Labor Day sales and plan on picking up a few pieces for fall.

+ Anthropologie: Extra 20% off sale items. Their sales are rare, so take advantage! Loving this coverup, this sweater and this dress.

+ J.Crew: 40% off final sale + free shipping. All 3 favorites are marked down. These shorts,  this blazer and the best pajamas.

+ Kendra Scott: 15% off  + free shipping site wide. I wear these and these earrings and this necklace non-stop and they seem to go everything!

+ Old Navy : Up to 40% off everything until 9/1. This shirt is perfect for work and play, these pants are on trend for fall and the price can’t be beat for these tees.

+Sole Society: Up to 70% off! These nude wedges,  d’orsay flats and this tassel scarf are calling my name.

+ Zhush : 20% off everything! So many good things to choose from. This mug for mornings and this case for my phone top the list.

+ Baublebar: Starting at up to 50% off. Favorites are this and this.

+ Lettermade: The perfect hostess gifts. Free shipping with code SHOPNOW

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Tuesday Eats: Watermelon Feta Bites

Watermelon Feta Bites

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared an appetizer recipe so I’m back with the perfect, refreshing bite for the end of summer. When you’re at a party with lots of heavy apps, this is a great way to keep things light and tasty. Watermelon, feta and basil (or mint) are a unique combination, but one that’s suprisingly delicious.

Watermleon Feta Bites
via betsylife

ingredients:
watermelon
feta cheese
fresh mint or basil
balsamic glaze

directions:
Cut watermelon into chunks and scoop out a little hole using a melon baller or small spoon. Stuff the whole with feta cheese  and a fresh mint or basil leaf. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve!

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** I’m over at Biana’s blog answering a few Q & A’s! Hop over and say hi!

Styled: Off the Shoulder Dress

Vava by Joy HaN Deanna

Last week the lovely ladies at Adorn Media Group hosted a blogger dinner over at the Westside Provisions. It’s always fun getting to spend time with fellow Atlanta bloggers and chat over good food and drinks. For the evening I went with an off the shoulder dress, an oversized clutch and nude wedges. The pom-poms on the dramatic sleeves are my favorite detail, surprise surprise.

VAVA by Joy Han dress, Gigi New York Uber clutch, BCBGeneration wedges here, here (also love these),
Kendra Scott earrings and ring

Gigi New York Uber ClutchDeanna Off Shoulder DressGigi New YorkVAVA by Joy Han dress

More off the shoulder options that I’m loving:

Weekend

brunch date

This past week has had me running around with what seems like an endless to-do list and all while fighting this back-to-summer-heat Atlanta is having. Isn’t fall supposed to be right around the corner…? We’re throwing one of my best friends a bridal shower on Saturday and finishing up all the little details. There’s something so fun about planning a girly party. Think bite sized treats and lots of fresh flowers. I’ve been traveling and out of the Pure Barre/Yoga scene, so it feels great to get back in the swing of things and sweat in’ it out.

favorite links this week…

+ After years of neglect in college, I’ve made a big change in wearing sunscreen on my face daily. This video does a great job showcasing just how much sun protection helps.

+ With fresh figs on super sale in grocery stores, now is the perfect time to test out this recipe. Anything that has prosciutto in it, consider me a fan.

+ I just got some pieces in from Goodnight Macaroon (first time buyer here!) and was so impressed. Expect to see this and this styled on T&T soon!

+  The Turquoise & Teale tumblr is relatively new, but I’ll be working on updating it regulary!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

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Show & Tell: Lori Leigh Designs

Lori Leigh Designs

When you’re frequently on the move you tend to look for products that help simplifiy a busy lifestyle. I have lost quite a few necklaces, earrings and accessories due to poor packing and then cramming them into every nook and cranny in my suitcase. The  team at Lori Leigh Designs was kind enough to send me a Seaside Blue Mini Traveler to solve my packing problems.

This is the best way to safely pack jewelry and keep it tangle free. While I do have a large jewelry traveler for long trips, the mini traveler fits perfectly in my carry-on, weekend or large tote bag for quick trips. If I’m headed to the gym this also easily fits in my gym bag and keep things organized. There are four slots for rings, plenty of spots for earrings and a removable bottom tray that lets you tuck the necklace chain underneath. Plus, for only $20 what’s not to like?
Lori Leigh Mini Traveler Seaside Mini Traveler

Seaside Blue Mini Traveler

Lori Leigh Mini Traveler c/o, Kendra Scott earrings here, here, here
Gorjana necklace, Ariel Gordon necklace, Happy Clam Monogram necklace,
David Yurman ring, Julie Vos ring, Kendra Scott ring

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Tuesday Eats: Spinach and Turkey Pasta

Spinach Turkey Pasta

When a pasta craving hits I typically try to find the healthiest recipe for such. Brian and I had picked up some homemade garlic and chive pasta from the St. Louis farmer’s market and decided to test out this recipe that Shape  magazine shared. It was amazing and full of flavor. Turkey sometimes doesn’t mesh well with recipes in my mind, even though it is the healthier option. For this dish I loved the ground turkey addition and wouldn’t change a thing when I make it next. Big part about this recipe? You only use one pot!

Spinach & Turkey Pasta
via bs in the kitchen

ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
6 ounces ground turkey
1 red onion, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup spinach, chopped
4 ounces spaghetti (or pasta of choice)
1 1/2 c. water (or broth)
salt & pepper
2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

directions:
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add Turkey, red onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes until browned. Add tomato and spinach and cook for 2 minutes. Add pasta and water and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer with the lid on for about 20 minutes or until water reduces to form a light sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and enjoy!

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Birthday + 26 Facts

Birthday Candles

Today is my birthday and making the proverbial Monday a bit more special this week!
I thought it’d be fun to share 26 facts on my 26th bday.

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1. I’m a huge SEC football fan. 12 more days until kickoff– Go Dawgs!

2. I’m a complete hypochondriac. note: stay off webmd

3. Trulia is a serious addiction. I house hunt in cities that I’ll never live in, but love comparing studios/houses/apartments.

4. My mom, grandmother and cousins are all twins. Looks like my odds are extremely high down the road…

5. Whenever I’m stressed, baking is what calms me down.

6. In college my major was public relations, but now I work in sales.

7. I’ve met the most amazing friends from blogging and am so thankful for this community.

8. ‘Send Me On My Way’ by Rusted Roots is the song that always puts a smile on my face.

9. I worry about bad things happening to my family & friends all the time.

10. My dream job would be owning a small home decor + fashion boutique in Charleston, SC.

11. I met Brian two months before moving from South Carolina and we’ve been doing long distance for 3 years. I cannot wait to live in the same city, time zone and under the same roof.

12. I love that my two cousins are more like sisters to me.

13. Skiing is one of my favorite winter activities.

14. I spent a summer studying abroad in Florence, Italy and have had the travel bug ever since.

15. The University of Texas at Austin was my first college choice, but going to The University of Georgia was the best decision I’ve made.

16. I talk to my parents at least two times a day.

17. B and I really want to get a gooldendoodle once we move from St. Louis.

18. I love planning and hosting parties. I can’t wait for a house that has space to entertain in!

19. Cheerleading was the only sport I didn’t do growing up.

20. I have serious anxiety about going to the doctor or dentist.

21. I wear my heart on my sleeve and always put my family first.

22.  Traveling for work is fun, but gets lonely when you’re bouncing between hotel rooms.

23. I could spend hours reading a good book.

24. I’m worried that on our wedding day I’ll be way too emotional.

25. I feel like 26 is going to be the best year yet

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** The winner of the Beautycounter giveaway is Shelby! Everyone else can head here to order products to test out!

The Lilly Pulitzer massive once a year sale starts at 8 AM. Get ready to score some amazing deals!

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Weekend

pink door and ivy

Happy Friday party people!
I woke up in Chicago this morning and am looking forward to spending the weekend in the city for my friend Katie’s bachelorette. The weather looks to be fabulous, we’re heading to some great restaurants and we’ve packed our dancing shoes (and five hour energy). Keeping it short and sweet today. Have a wonderful weekend!

favorite links…

+ If you’re a fan of Mellow Mushroom, consider dinner taken care of on Wednesday!

+ I just got a 50mm lens for my camera and will be using these tips to help me learn manual mode better.

+ Happy National Relaxation day! It’s the last chance to get your entry in for the ‘Summer of Go’ sweepstakes. Enter to win here!

+ These shoes need to be mine soon. How perfect are they for fall?

+ Don’t forget to enter the Beautycounter giveaway that ends Monday!

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