Hot Pink Pleated Top

Coffee, coffee, and more coffee! We had a packed but successful Memorial Day weekend. We started by going on a little family fishing trip Friday night to Boone lake. Joshua is in a big brother program, so we got to take his “little brother” and guide him through catching a fish, which literally made his night. It was awesome. Continue reading “Hot Pink Pleated Top”

Kiwi Coconut Chia Popsicles

What better way to celebrate a long weekend than waking up to a refreshing yummy treat?! I made these popsicles yesterday with the hopes that they would turn out like the Pinterest picture. They look difficult to create, but let me tell you, they were so simple!!

If you aren’t familiar with chia seeds listed in the recipe, you can now get the at Wal-Mart, but definitely at any natural food store. They are loaded with health benefits, two of the best being fiber and protein. They are one of my favorite super foods.

I found popsicles molds at Wal-Mart and just opted to take out the plastic sticks that came with them. If I continue my popsicle making, I’ll definitely be ordering the mold linked in the recipe from Amazon.

The recipe is listed below. I will add that if you want a little extra sweetness add 1 extra Tbsp of the agave syrup. The original recipe wasn’t quiet sweet enough for me! You can also find agave syrup in the baking section at Wal-Mart. Enjoy!

KIWI COCONUT CHIA POPSICLES

yield: MAKES 10

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 3/4 cups canned coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup soy milk (or any milk alternative)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp agave syrup, or more to your liking
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Stir together coconut milk, soy milk, chia seeds, and agave syrup. If desired, add additional sweetened to taste.

  2. Place sliced kiwis in popsicle molds. Use chopsticks or the back of a spoon to press kiwi to the sides of the mold.

  3. Gently pour liquid mixture into popsicle molds. Insert wooden popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours until popsicles are solid.

Recipe from The Little Epicurea

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P.S. They are toddler approved and a very quick yet healthy breakfast! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Kara

 

Striped Bow Top

Soon I am going to be doing a Shein review for guys! I’m sure most of you have already seen their ads and other bloggers wearing their clothes. I spent all of my Birthday money with them and this top is one of the purchases I made! It is definitely a contender for Memorial Day!

I am linking a similar top here and here. The actual top I have on seems to be sold out at the moment (sigh). The great thing about this top and the others linked are that they can be worn with the bow on the front or back! Who knew! 

This cute little fedora was a TJ Maxx find from last year. I thought it added just the right touch to my red and white outfit. I am linking a similar one here.

How cute are these lace-up red sandals? I fell in love when I first saw them. They are easy to put on and make a statement with any outfit. I am going to link the striped version as well, just because I love them all! You can also find my white pants here. They have been on repeat for me this Spring. They are definitely a staple piece that I think every girl needs. You can find a similar pair of red floral studs here.

Stay Inspired,

Kara

 

Vacay Must Haves

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Pom Straw Bag                                                                           Tassel Earrings

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Pineapple Ball Cap                                                                        Pom Sandal

 

 

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Round Beach Towel                                                          Sassy Sun Hat

 

Hello friends! If you have an upcoming vacation and aren’t sure what accessories you want or need, I have you covered! I’m excited to share with you these adorable items I found for you, and they are all under $40 per piece!

Anything that has a pom pom or a tassel on it, says “buy me please”! You guys, they are HOT items for the season. You don’t have to break the bank to get in on the latest trends. TJ Maxx has this adorable pom bag for 20 bucks and Wal-Mart has pom sandals for $10!! That is a steal.

Aside from poms and tassels, pineapples are the latest rage. This is why my jaw dropped over this adorable ball cap. I think every girl that goes to the beach, lake, or pool needs a cute little cap to throw on with her bathing suit.

Round beach towel anyone? I can personally vouch that these are super convenient and give you much more room for activities! And how cute are the flamingos? I want this one for my self!

I hope this serves as a vacay guide! I may or may not have to get a few of these for myself! I’m a sucker for things that are affordable AND fashionable. Who isn’t?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay inspired!

Kara

The Momkini 

So here we are one baby, a few stretch marks, and some extra skin later. Am I going to let that stop me from my love of bathing suits, sand, and Summer fun? Absolutely not! I found this adorable one piece at Aeropostale and thought I would share it with all of you moms out there (or maybe you women that just don’t love your mid section right now)! The color alone just screams fun. I also love the ruffle top. It’s perfect and it’s under $40!

Outfit details: One piece / Sandals / Towel, Hat, & Bag

 

So Modish Boutique

I’m super excited to share today’s look with you guys. I’ve been lucky enough to team up with some new boutique friends once again! Their “mom vibes” tank is what I am wearing today along with their fringe beaded collar necklace.  I styled this look with my favorite high wasted jeans and Adidas Superstar kicks.

They have been a joy to order from. One perk…fast and free shipping! If you want to check out more of their items visit their website or Instagram page. The best part….if you see something you like you can enter coupon code “Kara15” at checkout to receive 15% off your total purchase. Happy Hump Day!

Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! I’m sharing my festive look with you on the blog today and I must say, I am certainly glad the weekend is here. Joshua and I have a lot of changes we are adjusting to! In the last two months I’ve switched from being a full-time stay-at- home mom to being a full time work-from- home mom, flipping houses! Joshua has had a career change in the last month and is now his own business owner. I try to help as much as possible. It’s been a super exciting and scary process but he is flourishing non the less. We have recently sold our home in Tennessee and will be moving back to Virginia soon, another big change at a crazy time in our lives! Although there are a lot of changes going on for us, we are finally relying on prayer for all of our decision-making. Why is that so hard to do? To give up our own plans and give them to God?! I must say, it has been the most peaceful process we’ve gone through as a married couple and I wish we had started sooner. I am trying to keep up with my blogging in the midst of the madness, so you guys be patient with me! It’s hard to be a fashionista when I stay paint covered and dirty these days! I hope you like todays look. Stay inspired everyone!

Kara

Outfit details: I got an express gift card for my birthday, so I had fun going in and putting together an outfit to take on our weekend get-a-way a few weeks ago. This  top is just as comfortable as it is cute! Some off shoulders can be binding, but I’m not kidding, I could sleep in this one. The skirt was also comfy and very cool for an evening in Florida. It’s such a fun piece. I love all of the floral detailing along with the adorable buttons on the front. The shoes are also Express and I love them! I am a shoe freak and usually have summer shoes in every color. I thought these are both fun and pratical! My necklace is from Charming Charlie. I got it a couple of years ago so I linked a similar one that I thought would also go really cute with this outfit!