It was the first week of summer with the kickoff of Memorial Day and I am so excited. With every summer, I like to make plans and goals that I want to accomplish in the warm summer months. I made a list of things I want to get done this summer, and I am hoping that with my work schedule I can get them all done.
Being an adult who works leaves very little free time in my schedule. If I get a rare day off between my two jobs, I run errands and do laundry while catching up on my Netflix shows. So many new shows just added new seasons like Jane the Virgin, House of Cards and Bloodline. So many shows, so little time! But with a smart schedule and planning in advance, I can plan a few trips here and there. Since I live on the beach, it feels like everyday is a vacation! My family and I have a trip planned to go to North Carolina this summer and a few other trips planned. With this sunny warm weather, it is difficult to stay indoors.
Moving Out and Finding a New Zip Code
This has been a year in the making, but my parents are making plans to retire and move down south. No matter what they decide, I will have to reexamine my living situation. I have been very lucky to have my privacy and independence while living at my parents house the last two years. However, as much as I love living with my parents I am finding it is time to start my next adventure. Right now I am applying to jobs in different states and seeing where the job takes me. This is something I hope to have figured out by the end of the summer!
I love my parents and how they are always willing to do a little photoshoot for the blog wherever we go. For a few months, I haven’t been able to dedicate that much time to the blog, but I hope to get better at adding my outfit pictures to the blog. Let me know what you would like to see more of on here. The Blonde Rosie blog holds a special spot in my heart and I hope to get new content up here on the blog.
Getting Together With Friends
When it is actually warm outside I have more interest in leaving my house after work! The summer months are filled with get togethers, happy hours, picnics and eating outside at restaurants. Right now I am setting up weekly lunch dates with friends and plans to go to the summer bars with coworkers. Make the effort and make the plans with your coworkers.
Spend More Time Outdoors
Living on the beach means I live near dozens of restaurants right on the waterfront. I always make a list of places I have to go to during the warmer months and I want to eat at as many of them as I can. I try to get outdoors as often as I can in the summer even if I have to park a bit further away from the Target! During my lunch breaks at work, I make an effort to walk outside soaking in the sunshine. Living on the beach also means plenty of beach days or lounging by the pool. Vitamin D does wonders for the body!
Now onto my weekly favorites….
I love a good coupon and with the campaigns I have done with companies in the past, my address has traveled around to different companies. Now I am constantly getting coupons in the mail for products I wouldn’t normally purchase. I decided to go to Target and pick up a few new things to try.
Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo I have seen the Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo campaign everywhere so I am really excited to try this new shampoo. I love my Loreal Extraordinary Clay shampoo, but sometimes I just want to mix it up a bit. In the summer I wash my hair more often, so I am looking for an inexpensive shampoo that I can use daily to get my hair clean.
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer I finally ran out of my bronzer I purchased last year from Wet & Wild. It was a large bronzer with highlighter and blush mixed in that gave me amazing color all over. I have seen a lot of other bloggers rave about this one and I wanted to try it. I fake tan in the summer with Jergens, so I go through bronzer like crazy to fake a summer tan. I am hoping the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer gives me the natural bronze I am looking for! So far I love the warm color on my face because it looks more natural than fake.
Garnier Moisture Bomb Moisturizer Remember that goal I had this summer to spend more time outdoors? Well, to do that I need SPF to protect my skin while outdoors. I like to layer a moisturizer under my foundation in the summer that won’t melt with the heat. I used this moisturizer before work one day and just put on some bronzer and blush and my skin looked amazing all day. I love a moisturizer that gives me a glow without looking oily. The Garnier Moisture Bomb Moisturizer is worth every penny!
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse I use a lot of foundation, and while I am loving my Loreal Infallible Foundation because it gives me a very natural look with amazing coverage, I was looking for an alternative I can wear when I just need to run out and do errands or want to wear just a little bit of makeup. I am hoping I like the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse foundation and gives me the light coverage for summer I am looking for.
Let me know if there are any other products I should be trying!
What I Purchased This Week
I had a blog post up about this necklace earlier this week , but I have to share it again on my Friday Favorites. This necklace is very affordable and perfect for any outfit. Best part is that it is on sale right now!
Sale Alert! These shorts from J. Crew Factory went to clearance and I scooped them up as soon as they were marked down. Shorts at J. Crew Factory are my favorite and at these prices it is difficult not to get them in every color.
What I Wore
White Jeans / top (old from Ann Taylor) / Necklace (old from J. Crew Factory)
skirt (old from J. Crew) / Top (old) / Necklace
Skirt from Goodwill (similar here) / Shirt old from J. Crew
Shirt (old from last summer)/ Necklace (old from J. Crew Factory)
dress (old from J. Crew Factory)
What I’m Watching
Right now I am watching the new season of House of Cards and I find myself rewatching episodes so I don’t miss anything!
I am also watching Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning before bed and it is the best decision I ever did. It is interesting to see how themes and references from the first season reappear throughout the series.
I watched The Keepers, a documentary on Netflix twice because it was THAT GOOD! Pick a day this weekend, sit down and watch all of it in one sitting.
Around The House
This week I finished (kinda, sorta) the walk in closet for my parents. I went into work Thursday night covered in paint from finishing up a few little things. We just moved the furniture back in and working on the final design now. Here is a sneak peak!
Of course I celebrated National Donut Day!
I was nice to a customer one day this week at work and they came back 20 minutes later with cinnamon sugar pretzel bites for me and the girls. Proof that being nice does pay off in the end!
Best/worst news I have heard all week. Goodbye, paycheck!
And when J. Crew likes your photo on Instagram ❤