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My Summertime Hair & Skin treatments

Summertime can be brutal on your hair and skin (especially summertime in Florida).  Our family is constantly swimming, beaching and taking out the boat out.   Between the sun, chlorine and salt water it's important to keep your hair protected and your skin moisturized. I started this beauty regimen back in 2008 right after I moved down to Florida (this hair serum) I actually got hooked on from a co-worker that used it.  One bottle lasts FOREVER because you only need a dime sized drop in your palm.  I use  Biosilk  all year but in the summertime I use it almost daily after I shower.  You just apply it to your wet hair! You can then blow dry it and style as you usually do.  (This stuff actually also feels great on your skin too!) It can be bought at most drug and beauty stores but I've included my affiliate link for easy shopping below!  BioSilk Silk Therapy Coconut oil is one of my favorite beauty secrets out there! You can use this stuff on just about a

"Summer Blues" The perfect floral....

My "go to" online boutique is at it again! They released their "summer blues" collection and every piece is adorable! I have to admit... I've already worn this blue floral scalloped top a handful times this summer! It's so lightweight and easy to wear with just about anything! It is a little longer than most tops so you can change the look by tucking it in or keeping it out! From jeans to white capris to shorts you always look fabulous in this top!  Shop here  Journey Five  to check out the new summer collection!  (I usually buy a size Medium but the nice girls at Journey Five informed me this particular top runs a bit roomy so I got the small and I'm glad I did because its the perfect fit:) Happy Shopping! 

Lexmod Modway Outdoor Patio Pillow

      As you know I gave my back pool deck a major "refresh" this summer (original blog post to patio refresh in a previous post) with new cushion covers, accessories and pillows! I switched from my old red and orange color scheme to a blue and teal one and I am LOVING it! It feels like a whole new space!   When I saw one of my favorite furniture company's, Lexmod  , offering new outdoor pillows I knew I wanted one!! I was super excited to have found the perfect accent pillow in Navy to complete my patio set.   Modway Outdoor Patio Pillow in "Cartouche" Find the Pillow here The back pool deck is finally complete and I can't even tell you how much we enjoy sitting back here! Amazing what a little "refresh" can do!  XOXO

Friday Fashion Finds (Super Summer Sale Items)

Friday Fashion Finds This morning I found these these three SUPER SALE summer statement pieces that I just had to share! Limited quantities so if you're interested order now! These prices are too good to pass up...I'm talking around $8.00!!! I'm an affiliate of this store so I can say they have great quality items and I buy from them regularly!  Happy Shopping! Summer Straw Hat Orange mirrored Sunglasses Statement Collar Necklace

Decorating with glass bottles and vases

It seems like glass decor is everywhere right now!! From mantels to tabletops to always looks good! Using bottles and vases is a year round decor item that looks good with each season.  Since it is summmmmer though, I picked out these 6 gorgeous glass beauties that would look amazing with some coastal decor! All links below are affiliate links and take you directly to the item!  Happy Shopping!!  XOXO 1.   European Recycled Glass Parisian Bottle Vase (on SALE) 2.   Birch Lane Recycled Glass Jug 3.   6 Piece Bud Vase Collection 4.   Beachcrest Home 3-piece Cloche Bottle Set (SALE) 5.    Antique French Market Bottle Vase 6.    Birch Lane Delray Bottle

My absolutely, positively, favorite summer fun purchase......

I've had my  Universal Waterproof Case, JOTO  for one year now and it has been the BEST buy!! I originally bought it last summer to take with us on a weekend trip to a water park.  It was AWESOME! So many parents kept comming up to me asking what I had my I Phone in (because I could follow the girls under the waterfalls, splash zones etc and get the best pics!!)  After that trip I began using it in our swimming pool to take fun videos and pictures.  We have so much fun with this case and it's SO inexpensive!! I keep my eye on them now because friends constantly want to order one and they sell out all the time! I just found the JOTO case in white online through my Amazon affiliate program and had to share!! I promise this product is SO much fun and totally a must buy for summer fun!!  Universal Waterproof Case, JOTO                                            (My cute underwater models) XOXO

The cutest pool/beach tote EVER!

One of the best summer accessories is the pool/beach tote!! I admit I have my fair share and now I have a new favorite!! How insanely cute is this  Jute Tote Bag  ?! It comes from my favorite online boutique that you all probably already know, Journey Five .  The look and quality is amazing! I love the texture and the little tassel that comes with the Red colored tote!! Right now you can get this adorable bag for only $35 instead of its full price of $75!! That is a huge discount!  Are you summer ready?! Jute Tote Bag

Family Room Refresh (Coastal Chic)

After giving the back patio a nice affordable "refresh" I decided I wanted to do the same for our family room.  Now you probably already know we just bought our IKEA Kivik sectional last spring so I am not talking about new furniture just some accent pieces, rug and possibly a new coffee table!  I've partnered with Wayfair as an affiliate and have found all the goodies I was looking to give me the "coastal chic" vibe I was planning.   I had already purchased some new spring/summer pillow covers from HM Home so I made sure to not even look at throw pillows because I knew I would obviously fall in love with them all! (#pillowobsessed )  I have been on the hunt for a new area rug and I'm excited to see how this chunky gray jute one looks! (It gets here Thursday!!)  I have had a natural colored jute rug in the family room for years so it's going to be a nice change!   potted olive tree aluminum basket rattan oval basket

Summer Sundress Favorites

With our first summer trip approaching in a few days I've been going through my closet and deciding what sundresses I'll be packing for what trips! This spring I did some major dress searching to find super cute and affordable pieces.  Today I'm sharing my top four favorites from Lulus. As an affiliate for them I can directly share with you the links! Oh and did I mention theses four dresses are UNDER $50!!! You're welcome! :) XOXO My Top Four Summer Dress Picks Blue Print Shift Dress Off The Shoulder Dress Morning In Rio Dress Navy Blue Floral Dress

UPDATE: The Little Ranch That Could...our latest flip house progress and pics!

Hey everybody! I figured since I'm posting updates sporadically on both my Facebook and Instagram page I would combine it all in one space so you can really see the before status of the house and the progress and materials we have chosen.  We are hoping to get this house on the market next Friday before we leave for vacation.   This week and next week is all the fun design stuff like the kitchen, bathrooms and fixtures.  Over the past 3 weeks we have had to really renovate and restore the house "bones".  Lots of rotten wood replaced, leveling the floors (and the house!!) plumbing issues, building closets in the bedrooms and closing off two doors and adding one window! Phew, I think I got it all.   When it comes to the exterior of the house we are building a new larger front porch and steps with some travertine and restaining the back deck.  Some tropical landscape to compliment the new exterior paint colors and we should be all done!  Some BEFORE Pictures..