Just Another Manic Monday

I may be dating myself, but I still really love this song and can’t help but sing along {full concert mode} whenever it comes on the radio.

It’s already been a tad bit of a manic Monday here. My 1st grader is on Spring Break this week, and I opted to save half our daycare fee by keeping both boys home with me all week. {Luckily my job is pretty much working from home right now, so I am able to do so!} We had an exciting Easter weekend in which we accomplished THREE Easter egg hunts, went to our church service and spent the weekend with Jake’s parents and his brother’s family since they came to town with their little ones. I definitely didn’t feel rested when I had to get up at 3am this morning to work the opening shift at my gym. But, I did make it to barre class to hopefully redeem myself for some of the things I had eaten over the holiday! So needless to say, this song was on my mind today.

Anyway, this Monday post isn’t about these Bangles, it’s about THESE bangles:
{Forever 21}
I’m sure many of you are now familiar with the term “arm party“. I am in love with this trend…I remember playing dress up as a young girl with my best friends and we would pile on the jewelry. No doubt each of us would have our arms stacked nearly from wrist to elbow with beads and bracelets.
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Just so fabulous…I love it. This has inspired me to get some more bangles and bracelets so I can create all sorts of arm parties. Here are a few I’ve stumbled across – I wanted to share them with you.
This set at Target is sure to get your collection jump-started:
Beaded Bangle Set of 9 - Multicolor
This one from Forever 21 will go with just about anything. Check out their collection of bangles and bracelets at great prices – most under $10.00!
Pave Chevron Cuff
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Have you tried the arm party trend yet? Do you like to be bold and fun with it? Understated, yet classy? There are so many ways to create an arm party – and they are a great addition to dress up any outfit – even just a tee and pair of jeans.

Happy Monday, y’all!

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Friday Five

Happy Friday, y’all!

Oh my I am hurting today. I’ve been at work since 5am {with a full weekend of work ahead} and I am exhausted. My friend, Chrissy, is getting married tomorrow, so last night I attended her  lingerie shower at a nice beach house on Isle of Palms. Even though I left at 8:30pm, I am super-tired today and my heavy lids keep trying to close as we speak. We’ll see how I do Saturday evening at her reception…ha!
I don’t have much for you this Friday unfortunately, as you can tell, it’s been a busy week of early to bed, early to rise. And if you read yesterday’s post, you know that Fit For Fashion Fridays is ending here and will resume on my fitness blog, i-Heart Fitness {under a different meme name}.
So I think for today, I’m going to give you my Friday Five…things I’m lovin’ lately:
1. Tundra
I adopted this beautiful girl on September 25th. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have already heard that she had a slew of medical issues when I took her to my vet – including heartworm. The other things were mostly minor and easily treated…but the heartworm treatment is going to be an expensive and long process. We started her on it this week…and I have to keep her activity very low for a few months, which means little to no walks with her…and she just loves her walks so she’s always howling at me to take her when I get home…it breaks my heart a little, but I don’t want to overexert her during this process. I am glad I found her and she is so sweet…I can’t wait for this stuff to be over with so she can enjoy her life more.
2. The Handbuilt Home
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I picked up this book at Barnes and Noble the other day and I just love it. So many great plans…I’ve already pointed out to Handy Hubby some of the pieces I’d really like to make {he of course, as a carpenter, insists he didn’t need this book to tell him how to make something}…but anyway, it’s given me tons of ideas for my own home. It’s written by Ana White, author of the Ana White – Homemaker blog. I know most of you already check out her blog daily as she is AMAZING…but if you haven’t, you should because you surely won’t be disappointed.
3. Studded Wrist Wraps
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Which brings me to my next love of late:
4. Arm Parties
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5. Plaid Flannel Shirts
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Actually wearing this one right now!
Have a great weekend! xoxo
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