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Girl Talk – The Three Letter Word…UTI

uti treatments and preventions

Time for a little girl talk sesh here on the blog. This time, I’m talking about that three-letter word we all love to hate, but don’t necessarily love to talk about: UTI’s. As a sister, a daughter and a friend, I know I’m not alone when I say that this very painful issue has affected me. In fact, it’s something I’ve struggled with my entire life, many times because I simply didn’t feel comfortable talking about it. But to that I say no more! Ladies – it’s time we shattered the stigma and prioritized our urinary health by opening the conversation about bladder and UTI infections and tackling them!

 Today I’m so excited to partner up with AZO so I can open up that conversation with you all by sharing my personal battle with urinary health and how their amazing line of products have helped not only reduce the pain of these pesky infections, but helped to protect against future UTI’s.

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Live Colorfully at The Greenbrier Resort

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If you follow me on instagram, then you might remember a little girl’s trip I took with my momma to visit the gorgeous Greenbrier Resort earlier this year. From the magic of Dorothy Draper’s strikingly colorful, traditional interior style to the historical traditions rooted in Southern charm, not to mention the more-than 55 activities on the 11,000 acre property, if the The Greenbrier doesn’t already top your must-visit list, you’ll be adding it very soon! I already shared a peek at one of my fave rooms at The Greenbrier and the stunning outdoor pool here on the blog, but today I’m SO excited to finally share my full review of America’s Resort (and you’ll see why it took me so long – there are so many pictures!!).

Click through giant round- up of photos of the breath-taking resort and my recommendations of things to see, eat, and do while visiting The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

PS – don’t forget, you can get a FREE room upgrade when you book your stay at The Greenbrier with code VANDI. 

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Be The Hostess With The Mostest This Summer

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CRACKERS: c/o Wholey Cheese  //  COLD SHOULDER TOP: BP.  //  WHITE SKINNY JEANS: similar SP Black  //  TROPICAL PRINT WEDGES: Schutz  //   EARRINGS: c/o Lisi Lerch   //  PLATES: Anthropologie  //  PINEAPPLE CUP: c/o Stag & Hen  //  SUNNIES: Karen Walker  //  CUFF BRACELET: c/o Julie Vos

Summertime always calls for celebration. Whether an outdoor barbecue with friends or a wine night with the girls, the long days and warm temperatures are reason enough to plan a gathering, so you always want to be prepared to host. Today I’m so excited to partner with a brand you may have heard of, Snyder’s of Hanover, to talk about my top five summer hostess tips and how their Wholey Cheese baked crackers can take a little bit of the stress of out hosting.

Click through to read my tips so you can be the hostess with the mostest this summer.

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The One Item Every Busy Girl Needs

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PLANNER: c/o Lauren James  //  Pink Gingham Halter Crop Top  //  Pink Gingham Midi Skirt  //  Pearl Drop Earrings  //  Embossed Python Leather Satchel  //  Gold Monogram Necklace  //  Light Blue Strappy Sandals  //  Beauty and the Beast Chip Mug  //  Pink Reflective Sunglasses

It’s Fri-YAY and as I look down at my mile-long to-do list, I’m reminded of why I’m SO excited to share a secret with you all. But first…I have a confession. I may be a small business owner and living the self-employed dream, but this girl is sometimes a bit…scatterbrained (okay, maybe more than just sometimes). While I’ve always had the A-type personality traits of being driven and working hard, the whole “being organized” part of the equation never quite made it into my DNA, so as hard as I try, I’ve always struggled with forgetfulness, and yes, sometimes, messiness. As a business owner who’s daily job involves dozens of never-ending tiny tasks, you can probably imagine how difficult it can be for me to make sure all of my ducks are in a row, every day. That’s why I’m SO excited to introduce you to my new BFF for both A-types, B-types, and in-betweeners like me, The Timeless Planner by Lauren James Co.

Click on the read more button below to find out how the Lauren James Timeless Planner is helping me get my due dates, to-do-lists, weekly goals and more in check.

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How I Became a Healthy Eater

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YOGURT: Chobani Flip Cups  //  CROP TOP: Asos  //  WATERMELON SKIRT: Chicwish  //  BAMBOO CLUTCH: Cult Gaia  //  SUNGLASSES: Prada  //  WATERMELON CUP: Sunnylife  //  EARRINGS: BaubleBar  //  BLACK SANDALS: Sam Edelman  //  Monogram Necklace: Brooke and York

Confession: throughout the first 17 years of my life, I was the absolute worst eater. I’m talking drive-thru cheeseburgers and fries and frozen pizzas with all of the sugary, processed packaged snacks in between, y’all. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school when I decided to try out for the pom squad at Texas (which required wearing skin-tight elastic pants and a sports bra) that I decided to change my eating habits (or really even paid attention to them!) The results were instant and obvious – my mind and body was at a happier state, and I quickly realized I didn’t have to give up the things I craved to adopt a healthy lifestyle. That’s why I’m so excited to partner up with my friends at Chobani to talk about how their new Chobani Flip flavors are helping me maintain a healthy lifestyle without giving up the crunchy, sweet, salty, creamy snacks I crave!

Click on the read more button below to read about how Chobani’s sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy Flips are satisfying all of my summer snacking in a petite, under 200 calorie package.

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