Hola, hola!! I hope you all are having a great start to your week! I just got back from Texas yesterday afternoon and can I say, I am sooo happy to be out of the rain! Hurricane Patricia brought in some serious periods of rain while I was in Houston/College Station last week. Sending prayers to all of my Texas & Mexico readers (if I have any LOL) as you all deal with the remnants of Hurricane Patricia.
Since today is Monday, it's time for a #SimplyMondayMusing post! If you're new to the blog, each Monday I post about things that caught my attention over the week. It can be anything from new books to read, shows to watch, recipes to try, or things I want to try. Today's post is all about positive affirmations!
Life really is what you make it. And living a happy and positive life comes from speaking positive things. You've got to put good out to get good back! Use some of the affirmations from today's post to help you out this week! Stay positive and be in good spirits!
Good Morning lovely readers!! I'm currently headed to Houston, Texas, but before I board I'd love to have your help with a contest I'm being featured in!!
I submitted a photo in the "Best of Lafayette" photo contest last week after I returned home from my stay in San Diego. I had an amazing room, so I had to share! (Check out my Instagram!) Simply click here to cast your vote for my photo. There's a little less than 60 days to vote, so I'm accepting all the help I can get.
If you plan on being in San Diego any time soon, read over my Trip Advisor review of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, here or feel free to ask me any questions you have below in the comments section. I'd love to hear from you!
Thank you so much for your help and look for more on my Southern California trip later this week :)
Have an awesome day!
Happy Monday loves! I've been away from the blog for a little bit, traveling out west. I'll be posting about my trip to California later this week, so be sure to check it out!
This week's #SimplyMondayMusing post is a nice little hodge podge over so many things running through my mind right now and it goes a little something like this…
1. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
I remember being in first grade and carving pumpkins! As 5 & 6 year olds, we loved squishing the inner flesh of the pumpkin in our hands before chunking it in the trash can. But before we could get rid of everything, our teacher made us save the pumpkin seeds. Scooping them onto a paper plate, she popped them in the microwave and viola!, we had fresh pumpkin seeds to snack on! While everyone else is into the beloved pumpkin spice trend, I'm excited to use this recipe from Backtoherroots.com for my next batch of pumpkin seeds!
2. Pointed Toe Booties
I have been on the hunt for a pair of pointy-toed black suede booties and I think I might have found them on 6pm.com. I'd love a tall skinny heel, but this hidden wedge means all-day comfort. Although they're still a little pricey for me, I will definitely be keeping an eye on them!
3. Cup O' Coffee body scrub by Lush Cosmetics
While down in San Diego last week, I stopped in Lush Cosmetics and grabbed some goodies for my family and some samples for myself. I've been reading about all these different coffee body scrubs but just wasn't quite ready to take the plunge and purchase it yet. Luckily, Lush Cosmetics has a body scrub with ground coffee, vanilla, and other oils to help rejuvenate and tighten your skin. The sale associate told me it's great to use all over the body, especially your derrière! Pumped to test it out!
4. Popsugar's List of 40+ Islands to Visit Before You Die
I'm determined to travel to somewhere warm to ring in the new year, so I'm using Popsugar's list of 40+ islnds to visit to help me figure out where to go. It's very unlikely I'll head out to French Polynesia or Hawaii, but I can always make my way to the US Virgin Islands or Belize. Any and all suggestions are welcomed when it comes to island hopping for new years!
5. Perfect Puffer Coat
While I'm planning a trip to a beautiful island, I have to face reality as I'm prepping for trips to the Northeast come November. As a Southerner, I only have a few coats--unfortunately, none of them can handle snow, sleet, or ice. Normally I would search for a more stylish coat, but let's be real, I'm a 5 year old trapped in a 23 year olds body, so puffer coats are the way to go. This Patagonia coat is at the top of my list right now. It looks warm and functional and I know that's exactly what I'll need to keep warm! If any of you are rocking Patagonia outerwear this Fall/Winter, please let me know if it keeps you warm!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! More on my recent Southern California excursion will be on the blog tomorrow!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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