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Girl Talk – The Three Letter Word…UTI

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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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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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An Under $30 Anti-Aging Cream That Works

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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When I lived at the sorority house in college, I distinctly remember a late night conversation with my girlfriends about skincare. We were taking off our makeup and chatting about the products we used when someone said,  “I heard that women should start wearing anti-aging cream at 25.” I remember thinking (or probably saying) “what?! no way!” 25 was just a few years away. I hadn’t even started adulting yet and anti-aging products were already something I should start thinking about?! Flash forward to now, and those same girlfriends and I have frequent conversations not just about anti-aging products, but about wrinkles, because believe or not, mid-20’s is about the time when you can start to see those fine lines coming in. The trouble with most anti-aging products is that they’re way too expensive for a twenty-something’s budget. That’s why I was so excited to find  Olay’s Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream; a moisturizing and skin-plumping powerhouse that has proven to out-perform 10 of the top creams (including a $440 one!) at under $30!

Click on the read more button below to read my full review on this amazing product that’s now a mainstay in my beauty routine.

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My Top 3 Packing Tips

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RED SUITCASE: c/o Lipault  //  PURPLE SUITCASE: c/o Lipault  //  TEAL WHEELED DUFFEL: c/o Lipault  //  TOP: Chelsea 28  //  JEANS: Topshop  //  PUMPS: c/o Sam Edelman  //  BANDANA: Nordstrom  //  SUNNIES: Prada  //  EARRINGS: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar

Confession: I used to absolutely dread packing for a trip. I avoided it like the plague and would often wait until the morning I was leaving to pack or stay up until after midnight the night before (which always gave me zombie status on my first day of travel). Since I began blogging and have started traveling much more in the last couple of years, I’ve quickly learned that having a good packing strategy + the right luggage is key to a successful, stress-free trip.

I’m so excited to team up with my friends at Lipault and Dillard’s to share some of my best tips on packing perfection. Click on the read more button below to read my tips.

PS – calling all my DFW gals, I’ll be sharing the full scoop on my packing tips this Saturday, May 6th at the Dillard’s at Hulen Mall. Come join me at 1:00pm or 2:15pm to mix, mingle and hear all of my tips.

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