Funny Friday: Happy Anniversary to...

Friday, April 29, 2016

I love it when Funny Friday lands on such an important as this one. Today is the 5 year wedding anniversary of Prince William and and Kate Middleton! Gosh I just love them!

Here's a funny pic of William & Kate at their wedding versus Cinderella at the ball. And we can't leave out Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at the wedding versus Cinderella's step sisters at the ball. You're welcome. TGIF

Funny Friday: Tom Haverfoods

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tom Haverford from Parks & Rec was a hilarious character. He used to come up with all of these really funny names for foods. Thank goodness someone dedicated a website to it - it's pretty funny. There's also this funny clip from one of the episodes - just makes me laugh!

Wknd Recap: Lax/ Sip n Stroll/ Relax

Monday, April 11, 2016

This weekend was amazing! It all started Friday night with a WIN for my lax girls. We played our biggest rival away for their senior night, and beat them by 11-9!

I was so proud of my girls for sticking to the game plan and playing amazing lax. Only four more games left - where has the season gone?

Saturday we went to the Greensboro Sip n Stroll (aka bar crawl downtown.) It was WINDY, but we braved the weather and drank our way through cute little Greensboro.

The Sip n Stroll is this great craft beer and wine stroll at 15 restaurants/ venues including: Deep Roots, The W on Elm, Urban Grinders, Gibb's Hundred Brewing Co., Cafe Europa, Blue Denim, 1618 Downtown and a lot more! I can't wait to go back to all of those places and try out their menus too.

Towards the end of the Sip n Stroll we met up with friends of B's he went to high school with, Will & Katherine. We had such a good time talking, we grabbed dinner downtown too!

Sunday was a day of rest for us and gearing up for this week - another wild one. I have BSF Monday night, games Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Friday we have Special Olympics at the Hebrew Academy. Anyone around be sure to come watch - it's always so much fun! Then Friday night we're going to watch Will and his band play downtown - can't wait. We just gotta make it to Friday!!

Here's to a great week!

Funny Friday: Plizzanet Earth with Snoop Dogg

Friday, April 8, 2016

Guys I'm not a huge Snoop Dogg fan, but I LOVE this segment he did for Jimmy Kimmel Live called, "Plizzanet Earth with Snoop Dogg - Otter vs Crocs." It's hilarious!! 

If you're dying laughing at this (like I did) check out his other videos on the right side of that link.


Things I Love: thredUP

Thursday, April 7, 2016

I'm going to be real honest with you right now - I LOVE to purge my closet! At least once a month I'll take a bag of clothes to Goodwill, because I have plenty and hate them just taking up space. 

This past month I had some really nice clothes. Some still had the tags on them- J.Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren, Lucky Brand, Ann Taylor, you get the point. Those clothes, I didn't want to just donate. My sister (who tells me about everything) told me about thredUP this online consignment store based in downtown San Francisco.

thredUP is an easy way to consign your clothes without even leaving your house. They'll send you a "Clean Out Kit" - basically a REALLY big bag that you can fill up and send back for free. Once they get your clothes, it takes about a week for them to tell you how much money they'll give you. If you want your clothes back, you have to pay a $12.99 shipping fee or you can -

1) Get the cash back via PayPal or check
2) Get store credit
3) Donate to support one of their causes


I decided to give thredUP a try, because all of the online consignment stores I've tried haven't wow'd me. One of the ones in Greensboro, you have to wait at the store while they calculate how much they'll give you. Oh but if you're in line, it'll take like three hours. So I peaced out of there!! 

I decided to cash out with the money I made from thredUP via PayPal and put it all into my new Carolina LuLaRoe business!

LuLaRoe and an Eastern Shore Girl

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Here's a cute outfit I put together last week to pay homage to my homeland - the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This is a LuLaRoe Perfect Tee paired with a Cassie Skirt and J. Crew necklace - how cute!!!

To shop LuLaRoe head over to the Carolina LuLaRoe Facebook Group! Or check me out on Periscope - @CarolinaLuLaRoe. I have new inventory coming in so I'll be doing a Periscope sale this week - don't miss out!

Kids Gracie Top!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LuLaRoe is not just for women! We have so many cute pieces for kids too. This past month they introduced their newest addition to their kids line, the Gracie Top!

The unisex LuLaRoe Gracie top, with it's high-low hemline, makes it the perfect kid's top to pair with anything, but it's especially great with leggings! Furthermore, it's looks fitting short sleeves will keep even there active kid comfortable and cool. East to layer and versatile enough to dress up or down. The Gracie is sure to become a staple in your kids' closets. (Available in sizes 2T-14)

How cute is the Gracie on both boys and girls/ both little and big? B and I need to have kids stat so I can buy them cute clothes like this one! :)

If you're familiar with LuLaRoe, then you'll get this - the Gracie top is like an Irma, but for kids. And I LIVE in my Irma's. I bought my first one a couple of months ago and now they're a staple in my closet!

Cheers to Tuesday y'all!

March Recap!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Woah March was busy busy busy!!!! Where to begin?

I've been coaching lacrosse at a high school down here and I'm lovin it! It's a huge time commitment, but the girls are great and I enjoy working and spending time with them. Only six more games left in the season - crazy!

We're proud Duke fans and cheered for our Blue Devils all the way to the Sweet 16. Unfortunately, it was there where we got slammed by those (stupid) Ducks of Oregon.  No worries though, if you recall :) we won the championship game last year! There's always next year guys!

Carolina LuLaRoe
Between lax and LuLaRoe - I've had very little time for anything else. I placed my initial order March 9th and my inventory came in the 17th!!! I was like a kid in a candy shop when those boxes came in! I got my LuLaRoe room all set up and had my online launch party last Monday. Woah - what a rush. It was so much fun. Here was my invitation!

Stay tuned for tomorrow - I have a LuLaRoe post about the trick to spirng!

St. Patrick's Day
We met some friends in downtown Burlington to celebrate! They closed down the streets for a live band and food trucks. What more could a girl ask for? For the record - my hat was camo with green!

Garrett, Alyssa, Me, B, Liz & Robbie @ The Rusted Bucket Tavern - Burlington, NC

Oyster Roast
The World is Your Oyster! B and I hosted our 3rd Annual Oyster Roast. The weather wasn't that great, but the food and company was!!! We went from noon - 1am!! Ate lots of oysters, watched the NCAA men's ball tournament and played corn hole. Thanks again to everyone who made it out!! xo

Trip up North
Easter weekend was the beginning of my spring break so we started it out with a trip to see family in PA. Byron's sister, brother-in-law and three nieces live up there so it was nice to see them. We FaceTime them, but in-person is obviously sooo much better. :)

After PA we headed over to MD to see my family. Saturday I got a quick training from my LuLaRoe sponsor, Jen. She's amazing and bestowed all of her LLR knowledge on me!

Saturday night we helped my parents celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary with a night out! Happy Anniversary M & D!!! Aren't they cute?

Mom & Dad - 34 years!!

We also had a few visitors down here in North Cackalackey in March! I always love it when friends/ family are in town and we can show them around and take them out. My grandparents (Hi Grandpa & Carol!!) came down one weekend. I got to show them where I teach, coach, etc. Now they can put a picture to what I'm talking about. We ended our tour of Greensboro at Maxie B's - this amazing bakery!! We got there at 5 and there was already a line out of the door, but totally worth it. Their cake is the best!!

A couple of weeks later we met family friends/ one of my swim coaches out for dinner. Of course my number one dinner spot to take out-of-town guests is Hop's Burger Bar. One of their son's was looking at swimming for Greensboro College. It was nice to catch up with them and talk swimming! Poor Byron had absolutely no idea what we were talking about.

Spring Break
This past week was SPRING BREAK '16!! It was wild and crazy like the MTV Spring Break Beach House!! Just kidding. It was a long, relaxing, productive spring break. My LuLaRoe launch took up most of my time.

This past weekend, B and I just got stuff down around the house and took a nice hike around the lake by our house. Here we are cheesing hard!! Love him!

Back to reality today! Those kinders are going to be wild and crazy at school. The first day back from a long weekend/ break are always the craziest! Wish me luck!

BSF Lesson 19: Obedience

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Scripture Memory Verse - Romans 8:28 (NIV)
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Obedience is doing what you're told, when you're told with a good, open heart. We learn this at an early age - obey your parents/ teachers/ coach/ authority figure. They hold us accountable and give us a consequence. God does this too, but the accountability piece is on us. If you disobey Him, there is always a consequence. Christian's understand this, non-Christians think they have bad luck or bad karma. Nope, sorry - that's God.

Have an open heart. Don't just do something because it's what God wants or because you think it makes you (look like) a good Christian. Do things for others because you want to, because you're sharing God's love through your acts of kindness.

If you're interested in signing up for BSF, go here to find a class near you!

{Please note that what I got from this lesson is not necessarily the same as what others did. People can get very different takeaways from the scripture and questions based on prior knowledge, life situations, faith, etc.}

Happy Sunday! 

Funny Friday: Maybe She's Born With It . . .

Friday, April 1, 2016

They're aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done AND get enough sleep. They're just aren't. Shoutout to caffeine :) I know you guys know what I'm talking about!


The Trick to Spring!

If you follow Carolina LuLaRoe on Instagram, I posted some pics last week on the trick to dressing for Spring. Spring can be tricky - cool mornings and warm afternoons. How to cope? Wear layers!

Try layering your favorite dress with a vest. Cara has our LuLaRoe Amelia on. (It has pockets!!!)

Here in NC we can't put our (old man) winter clothes away quite yet. Wear a skirt and blouse with a sweater over top. Or wear a dress and put a sweater over top so it looks like you're wearing a top and skirt. Wink wink - very cleaver way to change up your style.

Here's another pic of layers!! Just add a LuLaRoe Sarah Cardigan. Lengthy cardigan's are in!!

And of course, you can't go wrong with the staple jean jacket!

I had my online launch this past Monday and it was so much fun! Go to my Carolina LuLaRoe Facebook group to see what I have in store. I just ordered more inventory this morning! Ahh so exciting!