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My Favorite Summer Watch and Giveaway!

Watch (c/o Jord) / Shirt / Jeans / Purse (old but similar) / Earrings (similar)

I usually don’t wear a watch because quite frankly, I forget to put one on and I feel like they are usually too utilitarian for whatever outfit I am wearing.  That was until I found JordJord was so amazing to send me one of their watches and I immediately fell in love with the turquoise face and wood band of this watch.  It is so lightweight and unique!  I think it will be perfect for all seasons but I can’t wait to wear it all fall with those gorgeous wood tones!

Jord has so many different wood choices and watch faces that it is so hard to choose just one.  All of their watches can be taken from day to night and dressed up or down.  I am also so excited to announce that Jord is giving away a $100 gift card!  All you have to do is enter HERE!

Watch Gift Ideas


A Switch to Safer Skincare

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend! My weekend was so busy and it felt like it completely flew by.  Last week was so fun and busy too but the absolute highlight was a Beautycounter event I hosted for my best friend here in my home.  It ended up being such a fun night full of wine, snacks and so much info about the beauty and skincare products that myself and so many of my friends were using.

After hosting the event and learning more about all of the toxic and harmful ingredients in the products I was using everyday, I decided to become an ambassador and consultant for the company as well and I am SO excited.  If you are not familiar with Beautycounter, it is a beauty and skincare line that is committed to getting safer and healthier products into everyone’s hands.  Did you know that over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 30 to date.

Learning that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938 and that companies are allowed to use harmful ingredients and make their own judgments about safety was terrifying.  In some cases, we are using products daily on ourselves and our children filled with chemicals that could be harmful and have long-term health effects.

If you would like to learn more about Beautycounter, their mission, and how to provide safer and healthier products to you and your family, let me know! I know that I am completely shocked with all of the information I learned and I want every woman and mom to learn as much as they can about the products they are using!

Have a great week and see you next time! xoxo








The Perfect Beach Bag

Bag c/o  BoersmaBags / Swimsuit (Old but love this one too and it’s on sale!) / Hat DIY (YouTube Video coming soon!)

As a family of 4, we are always looking for ways to make beach trips easier.  We try and go the the beach often when we are visiting Destin and anything helps when trying to haul everything down to the beach for the day.

In my search for the perfect beach bag, I came across BoersmaBags.  Their cooler bags are SO cute and perfect for any days spent at the pool, beach, park, etc.  They are fully lined inside and very durable and they have the cutest prints ever!  Not only have I used this bag to carry all of our snacks and drinks with us, but I have also used the bag to keep all of our dry clothes secure during the day since the top fully zips!

Make sure to check out BoersmaBags and let me know what your favorite print is! I am also SO excited because BoersmaBags is offering Mikaela J readers a 20% discount! Just use the code MJtote20 when checking out! You know I love anything with a monogram, so you will be happy to hear that you can even get them personalized!

These bags would be absolutely perfect for tailgating and picnics too! I can’t wait to get another for football season!

Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo

Black and White and Pink all Over

Dress (c/o Melly M) / Earrings / Sunglasses (Similar) / Shoes

One of the easiest things to do in the summer, especially with kids, is throw on an easy dress that doesn’t wrinkle and makes you feel put together in a matter of minutes. One of my favorite designers for dresses and cute tops is Melly M.  Their dresses are SO cute and comfy.  They have the best prints and colors and I love all of their easy styles. Make sure to check out my Instagram to see details on how to win a $200 gift card!

Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo

My Favorite Summer Dress {And Amazing Instagram Giveaway!}

Dress (c/o MellyM) / Shoes / Clutch (Old but Similar) / Necklace (c/o SEKennedyDesigns) Earrings / Sunglasses (Similar)

Living in Florida, I am always searching for clothes that are easy to wear and work from brunch to the beach.  While looking for cute pieces for my most recent trip to Destin, I came across the most amazing brand full of colorful dresses and tops that I just couldn’t pass up!

MellyM is made in the USA and I love all of their cute styles and prints.  MellyM is SO amazing that they are offering one Mikaela J follower a $200 gift certificate! Check out my Instagram for details and make sure to visit MellyM to see all of their adorable and fun pieces!


Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo