Saturday, November 17, 2018

Navy Formal Dress + Bridal Photoshoot Inspiration

I have loved working with AW Bridal and I think their formal dresses are to die for. 
This dress has exceeded my expectations. I absolutely love the fit, and the slit on the leg is so flattering. I would totally use these for my own bridesmaid dresses someday! The quality is also so nice. You really get a great dress at an affordable price. 
You can shop a wide variety of formal dresses by clicking here!  They have a ton of cute stuff, especially if you're a bride thinking about dress options for your upcoming wedding. ;)


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Custom Christmas Cards for the Holidays

Christmas is right around the corner and it's time to start thinking about getting Christmas cards made! I honestly can't believe it's already here. I know it sounds cliche' but this year really did fly by. But I am so excited and I am already in the Christmas spirit! 
Today I wanted to share with y'all a company that specializes in custom cards and invitations. After browsing through their website, I was obsessed! They have the cutest holiday cards and I am so happy with mine. 

They offer almost unlimited colors on their website which really sets them apart. You have over 180 different colors to choose from! How neat is that? They also have a wide variety of envelope options which I thought was so cute. 
I think my favorite part was the Address Capturing Service. They allow you to share a link on social media to store your friends and family's addresses on your account. I find that to be super helpful because it's so hard to keep up with everyone's address! 

Another cool thing about Basic Invite is their invitations. They have invites for almost everything, and their Christmas and Christmas Eve party invitations are soooo cute! 

I encourage you to check them out for yourself if you're in search of somewhere to get really cute Christmas cards made at a great price.
You can use the code holi30 to get 30% off of your purchase! 

Shop my card design by clicking here.


Monday, November 5, 2018

How Estate Auctions Can Help Sell Unwanted Items

Have you started going through your home and realizing you’ve accumulated more junk than needed? How are you able to get rid of all of it? Should you have a garage sale? Invite a few friends over to rummage through the loot? A great idea to help you get rid of items you don’t want anymore, and quickly and efficiently too, is have and estate sale! In today’s estate auctions, you generally are able to pick among reliable and fast companies to help you out! Depending on how many items you have, the type and your time and money constraints, you can generally find an auction process that can help you with two out of the tree. But how do you know which auction is the right one for you?

The best way depends on what you have to sell you ask? Find out with these 3 ideas below.
Image: Peachtree and Bennett
Online - Some online auction companies work by taking your items to their warehouse, listing it for sale and then paying you a percentage of the proceeds. If you are wanting
to get rid of things quickly, this option is quick, easy but also expensive. Your items are out in the door in the flash, you don’t have to show or store them anywhere and you don’t have to manage the sales process. However, auction companies may only take high-value items to sell such as you may empty the rest of the home yourself, and may have a minimum project size. They could charge as much as 50% of the sale price in feeds and it may take several months before you receive a check in the mail

Have An Estate Sale At Your Home - There are also companies that can manage an estate sale at your home. An auction company will list the items online, manage the sale process and staff your house the day of your auction. If you are needing your home empty soon and making your items convert to cash on the spot, this option is easy and cheap because you can sell nearly everything and earn more money in relation to the auction company fees. People will purchase almost anything and everything from your list! By the end of the sale, you are likely to have a fairly empty home and then you can schedule a donation company or trash serve to help clear out the rest. The bad side of this is that Estate sales can take weeks or months to stage, promote. You might not earn your money back or enough to help with the time and energy, plus the craziness of having people go through your home on sale day. This is really best for people with little to no holding expense on a home and lots of household items that you don't necessarily have high value for specific people.
Consignment Auction - some auction companies accept items on consignment. This means you can load up a truck and carry your sale items to the auction company to be evaluated on the spot which is either rejected for later sale or accepted. This is a perfect idea for those needing to clear items out of their house and you think they actually have some true value, this option is easy but does come at a hefty price. Some ocmpanies could reject up to half of your items and they may charge up to 50% of the sale price in feeds for the items they do sell. Whatever they don’t take, you need to figure out yourself how to get rid of them.
So how do auctions take place? An auction company comes to work wth families to sort everything in their home, decide what to keep, sell, discard or donate. Then they pack up everything and get where it needs to go, including to the auction company. They can even empty an entire home within a day, plus cart away all the trash. This is perfect for a grieving person with little time, a busy or stressed individual or someone who may feels overwhelmed by a house full of their things. Working with an auction company can help the process of emptying your home and can be customized by your specific needs.
Think your interested in looking more into this? I have the perfect company for you! Peachtree & Bennett is nationally regarded as Atlanta’s premier estate liquidator. With over 45 years of experience in the estate sales area, we routinely sell large estates in regions extending throughout the East Coast & Mid-Atlantic States. They have been entrusted with the sale of many important estates in prestigious areas such as Buckhead in Atlanta; Sarasota, FL; Talladega, AL; Aiken, SC, and Manhattan, NY, among many others. The estate sales process for them begins with an onsite consultation, where their experienced appraisers will evaluate the property and collections to determine the current market value, your individual needs and personal requirements regarding the distribution, and which of our many selling platforms is most appropriate for the merchandise. Every sale is different and unique and we customize our services accordingly. They do not believe in a flat format to meet every need, which is why their hands-on individualized attention to each seller and consignor has been so successful. You know that you can trust the people at Peachtree and Bennett to give you their honest opinion and help you reach your items full potential.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Buddy Love Try-On Haul

Today I wanted to share a little try on haul of some goodies I received from Buddy Love! I absolutely love their boutique and everything I got from there. 

First off is this super cute floral dress! I'm a sucker for floral and the tie detail in the front is adorable. It's comfortable and flattering, definitely a new favorite of mine.

Second is this grey dress with star details. I LOVE this dress. I have been into the star trend lately and I think this dress will be really cute in the winter paired with tights and a bold lip. I unfortunately couldn't find this dress on the website, so I linked the same dress in a different (and still super cute) pattern here!

Lastly is this workout set with white lightning bolt detail. I have been going to the gym a lot more lately so I was so excited about these. I love the high waisted fit of the leggings and the top seems to be very supportive which I appreciate! 
You can purchase the leggings here and the top here . 
If you're wanting to buy just one from the set, I recommend the leggings more than the top!


Monday, October 29, 2018

Our Costume Party!

Who loves everything spooky and scary about Halloween? Honestly, not me! Lol! I have always been a scaredy cat when it comes to stuff like that, but I do love to make Halloween fun. I like to celebrate by dressing up silly, setting up cute decorations, and eating a ton of good food. 
We have made it a yearly tradition in my family to have a Halloween party and this year's was the best yet! We set everything up in my brother's new place and it was so fun. 
Me and Matt both had last minute costume ideas and ended up going as a scarecrow and a monk. His costume still makes me laugh.


For the decor, we got most of our stuff from the dollar tree. We went as soon as they set everything out in September so we could get the good stuff! I was pleasantly surprised with how everything turned out, considering how cheap it was to set up.


The food is always my favorite part! We went with finger food and the ChickFilA nuggets were the best part, obviously. ;)

I hope you enjoyed this post and got some inspiration for your next Halloween party! 


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Burnt Orange Jacket OOTD

I'm a sucker for a cute utility jacket and this one from Main Street Exchange is adorable. It's lightweight which I love because it still gets pretty warm during the day in Georgia. I would recommend sizing down on this one though! It runs just a little big but it still looks flattering oversized. 
You can shop my jacket here!

I have been on the lookout for a new pair of glasses lately. My vision is terrible and my eyes are too sensitive for contact lenses, so I have been wearing the ones pictured but I'm not in love with them. Any recommendations? 
I hope everyone has an amazing week! 


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cozy Sweater + Tuesday Thoughts

Something I have been learning lately is that everything we are seeking to find in the world - isn't really all it's made out to be. I spend so much of my time seeking articles, podcasts, books, and videos on different topics about life because I think those things will make me smarter and help me figure out life. But in the end, I'm more lonely and confused than ever. 
I think we just overcomplicate things. We feed our minds with so much information that doesn't need to be there.  Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love podcasts, books, and videos. But, I think a lot of the people (not all) making them just have selfish ambitions. Selfish ambitions to be heard, seen, valued. So they can go viral, make money, ect. And we are buying into it and following their ways - myself included. 
There are days when I ask myself, "why do I even make blog content?" And most days I will quickly reply with "It's what I love to do." and "I want to help people." But when I really dig deep down, part of me has that selfish ambition that I feel the world is teaching us to strive for. 

So what's the solution? That's something I'm still trying to figure out. I never claimed to have any of the answers. But here's something I'm starting to realize: 

I don't want to fall into the trap of selfish ambition. In ministry, my job, my blog, my relationships, or my appearance. 
I don't want to talk about God or be a Christian because people are watching, but to worship Him.
I don't want to blog to show people how "great" my life is and to make money, but to genuinely help people. 
I don't always want to always be "right".
I don't want to workout to show off my body, but to be healthy. 
I want to have the right ambitions behind the things I do. Godly ambitions. 

I'm growing tired of the self seeking and materialistic world that we are living in. 
I want to see a change, and it starts with me.

All of that aside, I wanted to share a super cozy sweater I am obsessed with at the moment. This one was kindly sent to me by Meagan's Unique Boutique and I love it. It's so warm and this material is so trendy at the moment.
Meagan's boutique honestly has some of the cutest sweaters and basics and I highly recommend checking our her website!
You can click here to buy my sweater. 
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