Life Lately

I've been very sporadic with posting lately as things have been super busy with work and travel, so I thought it'd be fun to play some catch up.

I'm super excited to finally be off the wait list for Play! by Sephora. Ever since I first heard about their new subscription box service last year I've been wanting those coveted striped boxes to arrive on my doorstep each month. I can't wait for my first one to arrive in May!

I took an impromptu weekend trip to Virginia where I got to check out VA Beach for the first time. Lots of good food was eaten, rounds of mini golf, and checking out a new area.


We also checked out Home Republic that Pamela recommended after spending some time down by the beach with Duck Donuts because warm donuts! It was a cute brewery and wine bar with great food a block away from the beach. Definitely a cool spot to check out if you find yourself in Virginia Beach.


Afterwards, it was time for some mini golf and delicious table-side guacamole at a great Mexican spot. Yum!


After a whirlwind trip, it was back to the grind and relaxing evenings at home. I'm still thoroughly enjoying Lauren Conrad's new party planning book Celebrate, and for those of you who haven't scooped it up yet there's a 10% off cartwheel for it this week at Target. You're welcome!




50 comments:

  1. That looks like a fun trip! I know what you mean, things have been so busy lately for me too. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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  2. I wondered what shenanigans you'd been up too! How fun but oh doesn't life just grab ya and run with ya sometimes, so crazy. May the rest of your week go smooth beautiful so you can get to a relaxing weekend!!

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  3. Tableside Guac is always a good idea!! You've been a busy lady, but yay for getting off the waiting list for PLAY! - hope you love it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. seems like people are putting blogging on the back burner (myself included!) for life which is way more awesome, if you ask me! then again, when summer rolls around, blogland is pretty quiet.

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  5. I keep forgetting about the Cartwheel app! That guac yummmmm!

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  6. I'm still waiting to get approve for the Play box! Can't wait to see what you get! And yay for your trip to VA! Glad you had fun even though it was a short trip and glad you got to check out Home Republic! :)<3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. So exciting you are off the wait list! Can't wait to hear what you think of May's box. Sounds like a great time in Virginia Beach! I haven't been in a while, which is so bad since it's only a few hours from us! Aren't Duck Donuts amazing though?? They opened a location near our house last summer. Seriously dangerous. haha!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  8. Looks like it was a fun trip! My bestie lives there and I love to visit her!

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  9. I was wondering where you've been! Haha. :-) Looks like you had a fun trip though!! I have never been to Virginia Beach but it looks like fun. I hope that your week has been good so far too!! :-)

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  10. Sounds like a great time! I love Virginia Beach, so good to have you in my state for awhile ;)

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  11. I got off the wait list, too, and am so excited!! We were just talking about going to Virginia beach for the weekend for my birthday! I think the drive is too far for me, but we'd love to go when we have more time! Have a great week!

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  12. Yay for Play!!! Cant wait to see what you think. We just did a bunch of jobs in and around VA Beach last week, but of course I am not the one to go on inspections. Sounds like a lovely place to visit! Thanks for the heads up on Celebrate! Love Cartwheel!!!

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  13. OMG I want Lauren Conrad's new book so badly! You should not have shared about Cartwheel! :P hahah impromptu trips are so fun! I've never been to Virginia. Looks like you had lots of fun! We just got back from San Francisco and the coast, so I posted that recap on Monday. Looking forward to Tennessee in July and Vegas in August. XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  14. gosh i need to use cartwheel - good reminder! looks like you guys had a good time in virginia beach! i can't remember the last time i was there but it's def nice :) yay for updates! and sephora boxes!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. What a fun weekend, so nice to get away. I am on the Wait List for the Play box because it wasn't even available in our area to start with. I'm anxious to see how long it takes! Thanks for the info on the Cartwheel, totally picking up the book!

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  16. I was in Virginia Beach for a couple days back when my brother was coming home from overseas (he was in the Navy and on a carrier for a little more than a year), and I remember it being such a cute boardwalk and beach. Warm donuts? Yes, please! And, thanks for the heads up about the Cartwheel deal for Celebrate - I'm going there today!

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  17. You've been a busy lady!! I loved Roxy's snap pictures...my pup always gets mad when I leave him too. LOL! MMM, now I want me some guac! Glad you are off the wait list! Hope May's box is better than April's! Might have to see if my Target has LC's book in stock...I love the Cartwheel app!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  18. Very exciting about the Play box, I'm hoping to get one soon! I borrowed Celebrate from the library and am not ready to give it up yet so I think I may need to take the plunge and get my own copy, haha.

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  19. I didn't realize Sephora had a subscription. That's exciting! And now I want donuts...

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  20. What a fun getaway! Looks super fun :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  21. I love being sporadic and random and living life on the fly! Not as easy anymore with a baby but you are doing what I did prepregnancy! Such a fun little trip recap!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  22. Congrats on the play box! What a fun trip! And thanks for the cartwheel tip, heading to target this weekend!

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  23. I've never been to Virginia Beach but it looks awesome!

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  24. Ah looks like such a great trip!!! :) <3

    XOXO

    Melissa

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  25. Virginia beach looks great!!! I want to go there. Glad you have coffee on your flight delays, when I'm stuck at the airport for a long time, I head for the wine! :)

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  26. Glad you had a fun impromptu trip to VA beach, it looks gorgeous!! How yummy does that tableside guac look?!

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  27. Sweet deal! So do you have to pay for the subscription boxes or they're free? Virginia Beach looks gorgeous and sunny! It's always cool to check out a new city and explore.

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  28. Sporadic trips are the best! Looks like a fun time. Yumm, now I want Guac! Beautifully Candid

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  29. Who knew VA Beach had so much to do!? Sold (and the donuts are an added bonus!). Love those orange TB sandals!

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  30. YAY! You're going to love the sephora box!

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  31. All that food looks so yum! Especially the guac!

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  32. Virginia Beach looks so pretty and fun! :) Those doughnuts sound tasty! I also got off the list for the Sephora box, but the timing is terrible because we are moving soon and won't have a real address for a month. Hopefully I can get it once we are officially moved in!

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  33. What a fun getaway! I totally want the Play boxes, I didn't realize there was a waitlist! PS- what's your snapchat name? I'll follow you!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  34. It sounds like you had such a fun weekend traveling with friends! And hooray for getting off the wait list for the Play! box! I can't wait to see what we get in May, and hopefully you love it!

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  35. Yay for the Cartwheel find!!! What a fun weekend trip! I'm glad you're busy doing fun things and I hope you have more in store!! xo

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  36. Glad you had a fun trip! I cant wait to see what you get in your Sephora Box! So fun!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  37. my brother lives there!! i've not been in YEARS!! you are making me want to go there. i need a beach day. like today!! hehe

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  38. Jealous of your Play box!! Can't wait to hear what you think about it! And yay for an impromptu weekend trip, those are the best. That guac looks amaaaaze!

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  39. Sounds like so much fun!! And I'd never heard of the PLay box! Very cool! xo

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  40. What a fun trip! It's good to get away for a weekend or so. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  41. The play box sounds so fun, can't wait to hear how you like it! And such a great trip, it was fun following along on Snap!

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  42. Love all of these pretty pics, and umm... yum! That guacamole looks amazing!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  43. That sounds busy. Impromptu trips are the best:)

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  44. I just got off the Play waitlist too and am so excited to receive my first box! I need to pick up that Lauren Conrad book at Target! Have a great weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  45. One of my friends was asking me about Sephora play! I'll be anxious to hear your thoughts on it!!

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  46. I love traveling so fun girl!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  47. oooh looks like i am stopping by target on the way home! all the food looks so amazing and i am so hungry. i am so intrigued by the sephora play box.

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