St. Patty’s Outfit {The Deets}

So yesterday in my Monday Musings post, I posted a quick, but not too quality pic of my outfit from St. Patty’s Day. I actually got a few compliments on the get-up while out and about that day, so I thought I would share with all of you just what it’s made of.

Dress: TJ Maxx / Boots: Minnetonka Moccassins / Necklace: Bohme Boutique /  Earrings: Target

Some of you may remember this outfit from the Rascal Flatts/The Band Perry concert I went to on Valentine’s Day when I got to meet The Band Perry backstage! This dress was such a great find at TJ Maxx for $12.99 – and now I have some much-needed green in my closet {I am seriously lacking in that department!} And plus, it is fitting with Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald.

These earrings were a steal at Target for $7.99. I checked and they are not available online, so I suggest you run to your nearest store and raid their jewelry section…they had tons of great stuff.

The necklace is from Bohme Boutique. I got this when I visited Idaho last summer. They do not have these boutiques on the East Coast…I think so far they are only in California and the Northwestern states. So if you live over there, lucky you! They had a great selection of jewelry.

And I tell you, I have not gotten tired of my Minnetonka Moccassins and I don’t think I ever will. LOVE.

Hope y’all had a great St. Patty’s Day! xoxo

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Friday Five

Happy Friday, Darlings. Five things I love this week:


Found out @MinnetonkaMocc started following me on Twitter last month {can’t believe I just now noticed!} and they’ve retweeted me not once, but TWICE! At the risk of sounding like a total dork, I have to say it gave me the warm fuzzies.

They retweeted this post and this post. {Pssst…if you’re a Twitter user, my handle is @morgalicious483. Would love the follow. Let me know yours!}


Thanks to Ashley at Turquoise & Teale, I discovered this game available at Amazon:

How fun is that? I am soooo getting this game…my fellow Charlestonian friends will love it!


Tried on this sweater at Target and had to buy…I had been looking for a long layering sweater to wear with leggings. It’s shorter in the front than the back and a very light, breathable, weaved fabric. Super comfy.

Xhilaration® Juniors High Low Marl Sweater - Assorted Colors
$22.99 at Target


Picked up this nail color at my local CVS Pharmacy, It’s called Plastic Flamingo by Spoiled {Wet n’ Wild}. It’s the perfect bright pink for spring and summer…pretty much flourescent! And it’s only $1.99. Don’t get me wrong, I love the array of colors that Essie makes, but I truly cringe at the thought of spending $8.00 or so on one color of polish.


Getting back into Bikram Yoga classes so I can pull off stuff like this again…I had been letting my flexibility slip away and I just simply can’t keep letting that happen!


Have a great weekend. Weather is supposed to be 70 and not rainy on Sunday, so I can hopefully get the boys out to the beach! xoxo

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Monday Musings

It was kind of a weird weekend with Jake away in Chicago for his Grandpa’s funeral. He still isn’t back actually – he is supposed to fly in late tonight. The boys and I had some Mommy/Sons time though, which was nice. The weather in Charleston, SC was on the chilly side this weekend, but that didn’t keep us from playing outside.

{Love that vintage fire truck Jake’s dad had repainted for Breckin for Christmas. You don’t see toys like this at the store anymore! I think we’ll save this one to pass down to our grandchildren. On another note, please excuse the heinousness that is our grass. It always looks terrible in the winter…the grass in Charleston is yucky in my opinion anyway. Plan on putting down some more seed in the next few weeks for spring.}

Additionally, as promised, here is the pic of Jake and me when we got to meet The Band Perry on Valentine’s Day before their concert:

The brother to the left of me, Neil, was dying over my Minnetonka Moccassins claiming he’s “all about the fringe right now”. I told him to go get him some. Here’s a reminder of how my whole ensemble looked that evening:

Kimberly is so cute and so pretty {and I just adore her voice, always sing my heart out to their songs in the car}…hard to believe she’s turning 30 this year just like me {listen to me, I make it sound like we should look old and ragged or something!} She was a bit shorter than I imagined…she was wearing high heel boots and still a bit shorter than me as you can see in the pic – and my boots are heel-less! But her hair – TO DIE FOR. I can only dream of having that kind of volume and curls that stay.

On Friday, I officially started my new job. It’s sort of interesting right now…the office is just an empty space that they just started the lease on. Everyone I work for/with is either in Dubai or some other state. So I’m working, but not really working. I’m just basically on call to get the office things together – phone, internet, furniture, etc. and won’t officially start my main duties until probably April. Don’t mind getting paid anyway! Nice to have the somewhat lax schedule right now. I drove out to the office that day to check it out and get the keys and my lovelies, let me show you the view I will get to see every day:

I mean, have I upgraded from the windowless factory at Boeing, or what? I can’t wait to take nice walks at lunch hour – maybe I can even skip over to the Cooper River Bridge {that beauty in the background} and get some cardio in. I am starting at the best time too – spring. Spring in Charleston is lovely and the weather is perfect. I work right next to the South Carolina Aquarium, so anyone in Charleston knows how nice the place is.

The rest of the weekend I spent just catching up on housework, etc…you know, the usual. Always something to be done around here, I tell you. I actually cleaned out Jake’s truck while he was gone…he can be such a slob with his vehicle, then add in the fact that he works in construction. So yeah – sawdust, tools, nails and random trash littered all about. I refuse even to ride in his truck if he doesn’t wipe out my seat. So I shop-vac’d and Armor-All’d the hell out of that thing. Can’t wait to see how surprised he is when he gets in it to go to work tomorrow.

Anyway, that’s all I have for this Monday Musings post…hope y’all had a great weekend! xoxo

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Valentine’s Day Recap

I’m in a haze this morning, y’all…extremely exhausted. But Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry were AWESOME last night! We had such a fun Valentine’s Day. It was what we needed because Jake had to fly to Illinois early this morning – his grandfather passed away early yesterday morning. He is attending the funeral and being with family and won’t return until late Monday night. Just me and the boys for about four whole days…we’re going to miss him.

Yesterday after picking up the boys from school, I surprised them with a little Valentine’s Day party of our own:

The beer of course was for Jake. {I figured he’d like that more than flowers.}

Did you catch that sneak peek at our new table? Mentioned changing out the dining situation in this post the other day.

As for the Rascal Flatts concert later that night, I had gone searching that day for the perfect dress to pair with my Minnetonka Moccassins {I already had it set in my mind I was going to wear those to the concert}. And it didn’t take me long to find…check out this beautiful teal dress I snagged up at TJ Maxx for $12.99:

It’s so light and comfy – will be perfect for summer. I’ll admit I was a little chilly at last night’s concert, but not so bad that I couldn’t stand it. 

The boots are available here and the necklace I bought at Bohme when I visited my family in Idaho last August.

We got to meet The Band Perry backstage last night…Kimberly Perry is much shorter than I thought she was, but she is super-cute and they put on a really good show. I found out we are the same age – she turns 30 in July. {Maybe there’s still hope then for my country music career? No?} I love both her brothers’ {Neil and Reid} hairstyles. We got a picture taken with them, but that will come later as they haven’t posted it to their website yet {they wouldn’t let anyone take pics with their own cameras}.

Oh and speaking of concerts – I’m definitely dropping hints to Jake that I want to see Carrie Underwood on April 17th in Columbia, SC {my 30th birthday is April 14th}…and just found out that Jason Aldean and Jake Owen are coming to Charleston in May – going to be a great year of concerts! {Maybe I can try to win some more tix on the radio? So far my track record is twice – the concert last night and also saw Tonic in 2009 after winning tickets on 95SX! But don’t want to jinx myself.}

Anyway, I hope y’all had a very romantic and sweet Valentine’s Day. xoxo.

P.S. I realized in the past year or two I’ve really become quite the country music fan…never really was growing up. I think that it has to do with the maturity and substance of the songs in the genre…I must be growing up. But I still love a little bit of everything. ♥

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Minnetonka Moccasins in Action

So I received my Minnetonka Moccasins on my doorstep the other day…you know, the ones I posted about the other day when I saw adorable Emily Maynard in them. And well, the verdict: 
I just absolutely love them! 
They are soooo comfortable and they look so well-made. I enjoyed wearing them to work the day after I received them…my feet remained comfortable…and I walk on a cement factory floor all day!
I have been looking for ideas on fun ways to style them…I will show you some pics of myself in them in just a moment. But here are some inspiring pics – apparently many in the celeb crowd are Minnetonka fans as well!
Here’s a personal fashionista fave of mine – Lauren Conrad:

Kourtney Kardashian:

Hilary Duff:


 and Miley Cyrus:


I personally love pairing mine with leggings. I do also love them with some dark blue skinny jeans. And I’m excited for summer because I think I will pull a Miley and rock them with some jean shorts…gotta love all year round boots! Here is how I styled them the first day I wore them {forgive my messy closet}…but I know there are so many other options!
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