Spring TJ Maxx Haul & Lookbook

Spring TJ Maxx Haul & Lookbook

Happy Spring!

It appears that spring has finally sprung here in Indy, so it’s about time my closet looked like it too! I went to TJ Maxx to pick up some new pieces to style for the season.

The Pieces

Yellow Star Top

$14.99 – The yellow star top I decided not to style with these shorts (however I did purchase them!) for the spring, however these pieces will go together perfectly for a country concert this summer!

Pastel Stripe Tie Top

$14.99 – This pastel colored top is light, comfortable, and could be styled in multiple ways.

White New Balance Sneakers

$49.99 – These beauties are regularly $65.99, so paying $16 less for them was a steal.

Purple Striped Top

$16.00 – This top was on clearance! It was leftover from winter, but is super comfy and not too heavy. Perfect simple piece for spring.

Navy Blue Nautica Espadrille Sandals

$16.99 – That’s right!! These beautiful shoes were only $16.99!! What a steal. They’re super comfy, super cute, and can be worn for everyday casual looks or for more dressy occasions. We love a versatile shoe!

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Happy Holidays!

The holiday season is fast approaching, so what better way to get ready than to start making your lists and checking them twice?

I have been wanting to put out my own holiday gift guide ever since I started this blog, and so I decided that this year is the year!

I have put together six gift ideas for four types of people. Other than Boss Babe, which is specifically geared toward the independent ladies in your life, these gifts can work for anyone!

Under each gift guide, I have linked a few specific items that work from my lists, however, there are so many other options out there that would work as well that can be found with a simple Google or Amazon* search!

*If you’re doing your holiday shopping on Amazon this year . . .

There’s a lovely way that you can give back while shopping on Amazon and it is a little-known thing called AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is exactly like Amazon, however, most purchases you make can apply a small donation to a charity of your choice. It’s no extra charge to you, and all you have to do is shop at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

I have been using it for well over a year and my purchases have been supporting Answers for Autism. I don’t use Amazon all the time, but every little bit helps! Especially this time of year, so please check it out!

Without further ado, my holiday gift guide!


Boss Babe

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Wall Art + Sunglasses + Coffee Cup + Tote Bag + Smart Watch + Planner

Coffee Connoisseur

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Keurig + Ember Mug + Coffee Stickers + Yeti Tumbler + Coffee Candle

World Traveler

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Carry On + Passport Holder + Travel Stickers + Noise Cancelling Headphones + Makeup/Toiletry Bag + Neck Pillow

Tech Guru

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Smart SpeakerPortable Charger + Pop Socket / Phone Case + Car Mount + Bluetooth Speaker + Photo Printer

Happy Holiday shopping!

xoxo, Katie

Spring Target Haul

Spring Target Haul

Today I’m here talking about that beautiful magical place we all know and love, Target. I have been there several times in the last couple months (A shocking fact, I know) and I have picked up a few things, which by a few I really mean a lot, and so I want to share with you a few of my favorite things I’ve bought.

**ALSO all my photos in this post are edited with the magnificent Maddy Corbin‘s preset MC05. Needless to say, I am absolutely obsessed with how my photos look after using it! You can find it here, and while you’re there, be sure to check out her blog! She’s such an amazing human and boss lady who is absolutely killing the game!

Maybelline’s The Rocket Mascara

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This used to be my absolute favorite mascara, and since I recently ran out of my Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara, I decided to go back to the basics. It’s crazy how big of a difference the brush style makes. The bristles are so tiny that I feel like I’m going to stab myself in the eye, but I don’t, and then my lashes look super pretty.

Conair Double Ceramic Curling Iron

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I have realized that my hair is getting ridiculously long, for me anyway, and so my little 3/4 inch curling iron is not cutting it for curling my hair anymore. It takes much to long and I’m scared I’m going to burn my hair off by the time I get it all wrapped up around it. Not to mention that this curling iron is super pretty with it’s rose gold-looking finish. Perfect for the ‘gram? Yes, ma’am.

**I actually ended up returning this one to get the 1 inch because my hair was too fine for such a large barrel so it wouldn’t hold the loose curls.

Black Floral Romper

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Now I understand that this isn’t the greatest photo, but you will be getting a much better look at this dress in a post coming soon *Hint: it’s a lookbook. So just consider this a sneak peek! This such a gorgeous little number that I tried on while out shopping with friends and they all immediately said I had to get it, so of course, I did. I can’t wait for you all to see it!

Journal

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If you don’t write things down very often, you might not understand the significance of buying a new notebook, but if you do, you know it’s a big deal. I always want to find the cutest notebooks possible for sketching, poetry, quotes, inspiration, and any ideas I come up with. I have this notebook in black and I am obsessed with this kind of notebook. The soft leather cover with spiral bound pages. When writing a lot, spiral notebooks are a blessing.

Cactus Stickers

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, I’m sure you are aware that I am just a little plant crazy. I’m so excited to put these lil guys all over the pages of my planner and notebook because just look at how cute they are!

Chalk Markers

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I am now obsessed with these colorful chalk markers. I have been wanting to get some for a while now and I finally had a good reason to because of a little project I did for my mom, which are those clothing basket labels there on the left. Still searching on Pinterest for more chalk marker craft ideas so if you have any ideas please share! I’m having too much fun.

Mama’s Fake Succulent

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Unfortunately, my mom doesn’t share my love for succulents, so she has been continuously telling me that if she finds a cute fake succulent she would “keep it alive.” Isn’t she funny? Well, I finally found one that fits her requirements and so I would like to introduce to you, George, the unkillable succulent.

“The Best Peanut Butter Ever” B. Happy Peanut Butter

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“The Best Peanut Butter Ever” as my friends like to call it. Which honestly I agree with. I love it because it’s made in Indy (which support local businesses y’all), and it literally is so good. They have so many amazing flavors to choose from, but the one shown is my personal favorite, which is the one with cinnamon and apples. You can find this at the Target in Fishers, and I also know of a local boutique called Gratitude Boutique that carries it.

Happy Easter Mug

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As a good coffee lover does, I am an avid collector of mugs. Especially super cute and aesthetically pleasing mugs such as this one! Easter is actually one of my favorite holidays because of how colorful and lively everything is. It’s all about new hope and rebirth no matter how you celebrate, and that’s really been my latest mantra. So what more could I possibly need than an amazing mug with “Happy Easter” scrawled across the side in this super pretty font?

If I have any other Target-obsessed shoppers out there, I hope you enjoyed this post and that we might be able to go on tangents about the glory of Target sometime.

Thanks for stopping by,
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Family Trip to Michigan

People enjoying the sun on Michigan City Beach

Hello! I’m alive! This time it really has been a long while since I posted on here, but I am excited to make a comeback with new posts now that I have met the first deadline for my online class. I mentioned in my June goals, that one of my goals was to have an amazing vacation with my family, and I did! We stayed in Michigan City (for those who don’t know, it’s about 3 hours out from Chicago) and went to the beach overlooking Lake Michigan. It was BEAUTIFUL. Considering the last time I was on a beach I was approximately 2 or 3 years old, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. So today, I’m going to talk about and share pictures with you from my trip.

*All photos, opinions and statements are my own.

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