Wrap Up | Week 17

Wrapping up the week with photos, inspiration and fun things from my own life and around the web.


PHONE SNAPS


Quite a bit of shop/browsing happened over the past week. Mostly to get my mind off of everything! Biggest week of the year at work for my team, so walking the aisles of IKEA, Target and Five Below definitely made me feel better! 


RECENT HAPPENINGS

THE OFFICE

If you loved watching The Office years ago and were wondering if it holds up...yes, yes it does! We've been unwinding each night with a couple episodes before bed and are probably laughing more now than the first time we watched. 

Watch it on Netflix


MOTHER'S DAY IDEAS

Mom's special day is coming right around the corner. Find tons of cute ideas for mom on my Mother's Day pinterest board or on Brit.Co with 17 Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas to Make Your Mama Proud


THE LION KING

I'm still not very sure how they're going to make this, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited about it. Disney announced that the live action remake of The Lion King will be released July 19, 2019. Gives us all something to look forward to!

Read more on Cosmo


NOTABLE QUOTES


"Life happens. Coffee helps." | pin it

"My favorite days are days when everyone is really happy." | pin it

"We rise by lifting others." | pin it

"When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine." | pin it


Rent | Offbeat Prom Dress

It's prom season and I know many are still searching for that perfect dress. As I remember it, prom shopping was a fun idea that turned into a stressful situation. Trying to stay on budget was not easy. As much as you want to extend it because "you'll totally be able to sell the dress afterwards..." Try telling that to the four prom dresses still tucked away in closets in my parent's house! For the couple my sister and I were able to sell, it certainly wasn't anywhere near the original price. If Rent the Runway had been around when I was in school, I would have had a lot less to stress about: Rent, Wear, Return, Done!

If you like to stand out with fun patterns and offbeat colors, here are some of my favorite Rent The Runway dresses for around $100:


BCBGMAXAZRIA | Aqua Chakra Gown | $75 – $115 Rental

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ERIN erin fetherston | Red Pamela Gown | $70 – $90 Rental

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Badgley Mischka | Lilac Petal Gown | $65 – $85 Rental

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Slate & Willow | Grey Ridge Tiffany Gown | $85 – $100 Rental

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Nicole Miller | Lilac Coast Gown | $65 – $85 Rental

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Laundry by Shelli Segal | Carraway Gown | $50 – $85 Rental

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Parker | Rainbow Maxi Dress | $70 – $90 Rental

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Nicole Miller | Sunset Pink Gladiator Gown | $65 – $85 Rental

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Slate & Willow | Petal Pusher Gown | $50 – $70 Rental

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Through Rent The Runway, you get to choose two sizes (in case one doesn't fit) and you don't have to worry about dry cleaning them afterwards. Plus, it doesn't have to go into the depths of your closet and waste away gathering dust. Keep that closet minimal, friends!

Use my referral link and get $30 off your first RTR rental.


Highway 80 Sale Weekend

My hometown is along Highway 80, so I grew up knowing the wonders of Highway 80 Sale Weekend. Twice a year (on the third weekend of April and October) every little town and city along the highway has one giant yard sale. Antique shops, stores, churches and houses all along the road host yard sales of all sizes. You can just drive along and see tent after tent with all kinds of fun finds underneath!

While the highway itself is over 2,000 miles long, but the current participating states are Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. One day, I'd love to get out beyond my hometown area and see for myself if the other states commemorate this weekend as well as we do in East Texas. 

This year, the weekend fell on my sister's birthday and that's all she wanted to do to celebrate. Us and our parents went out both Friday and Saturday morning. It was a little less packed than normal (as it was also Good Friday and Easter weekend), but we found plenty of unique items to buy and browse. 

My dad is always on the hunt for tools and the rest of us are just looking for cute stuff for our homes. We hit the chair jackpot at one particular stop. A man sold us all these chairs for $5 each. I grabbed the gray rolling desk chair and my sister got the other two. We also got beautiful handmade wooden Texas cutouts for the same price!

While we only ended up with those few great items, it was still so much fun to browse and hang out with my family! You can see a little more of our trip around East Texas here:

Learn more about the Highway 80 Sale by visiting their website, keeping up with future events on Facebook or checking #Hwy80Sale on Twitter and Instagram