Nordstrom Sale Must-Haves {Clothes, Shoes and Accessories}

I have been shopping the Nordstrom sale for a couple of years now and I always get so excited to see what items are available.  I live in Florida and we don’t get a lot of cooler weather so a lot of the items are hard to justify because they are more fall/winter pieces.  Also, I usually save up all my money for the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale (SO soon!) so I don’t invest a lot in the #nsale unless I see pieces that will get a lot of use.  This year, I only purchased a couple of pieces but I saw SO many more that I wanted in my closet.  Here are some of my favorites! Did you purchase anything in the Nordstrom sale this year?


Weekend Away at Longboat Key Club

Image from Longboat Key Club Website

My hubby and I are always so busy that we are always looking for ways to sneak away with the family and enjoy some much-deserved beach time!  Breathing in the salty air and feeling the sand in your toes has a therapeutic feeling that can recharge you in ways you can’t imagine.

Living outside of Orlando, we have access to so many weekend getaway spots.  We are so lucky to have some of the most beautiful beach towns within a short drive. When searching for the perfect weekend spot for Father’s Day, I knew we wanted to try somewhere new.  A girlfriend suggested Longboat Key Club and after looking at the website, I was sold.

When we pulled through the gate to the private entrance of the Longboat Key Club, we were greeted with plush landscaping, a friendly staff and the most beautiful views of blue and green water.  We planned to arrive early so our room wasn’t ready yet, but that didn’t stop us from heading right down to the beach and the pool.  The front desk gave us a temporary card so we could take advantage of all the amenities while we waited for our room to be ready.

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5 Ways for Moms to Make Extra Money

As a stay at home mom I was struggling with finding ways to make extra money.  I spent a lot of time researching companies that would allow me to work from home yet provide me with the flexibility I needed to be a parent.  It was extremely difficult but I knew I needed the extra money to fund my shopping addiction and obsession with eating out.  Here are five things that have worked for me and provided me with my own income to help my family and help my sushi addiction.  I hope they will work for you or at least give you some ideas to set you in the right direction.

5 ways for moms to make extra money

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Best DIY Gift Under $3

One of my favorite things to do is to spend time picking out the perfect gift for someone.  I love finding that little something that the recipient will actually use and enjoy! That being said, I feel like every time I turn around I am buying another gift.  I have started spending more time creating gifts for friends and I have found that they appreciate them so much more and they are so much more fun to give!

One of my absolute favorite gifts to give, especially for a newly engaged friend, is a marbled ring or jewelry dish.  They literally take a couple minutes of your time and they are so fun to make! You can find small white dishes in so many stores and they look beautiful when they are dry.  Check out my video above to see how you can make one of your own!

What is your favorite gift to give?

How I Make $20 an Hour Working from Home and Still Have Time for my Kids

For as long as I can remember, I have always looked for extra ways to make money.  I started working as a hostess at 13 and I would work three jobs each summer when I was home from college.  With any full-time job I have ever had, I have always done something extra on the side.

Once I had kiddos, my whole work life was turned upside down.  I left my job to be a full-time mommy and even though I don’t regret it for one minute, I missed working and bringing in an income of my own.  It took a few years of trying out different business ventures, but I have finally found one that works for my family and I couldn’t help but share it with anyone else that might be looking for something similar.

Make $14-$22 an Hour Working from Home

One day when the kids were napping I clicked on a Forbes article that listed the top companies to work for in 2017.  The list was specifically geared for remote/work-from-home opportunities.  I clicked through the first couple and immediately stopped when I got to what was listed as the #5 company.  At first I wasn’t sure what to think, but I started doing research and I knew immediately I wanted to give it a shot.

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