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Tuesday Things

Tuesday Things

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Hey-oh! Happy Tuesday friends! Oh my goodness…only 3 more days left in Beaufort - I can’t believe it. This 10 weeks has moved by as slowly as molasses uphill in the winter time AND flown by all at once. I am so beyond excited for this next adventure. Will and I booked our Colorado Airbnb’s last night! We’ll be staying 2 nights in Boulder and 2 nights in Fort Collins - I know they are only about an hour away from each other but I absolutely LOVE this area of CO and I want just spend 4 days straight in these towns soaking it all in…and hopefully convincing Will that a year or two out there wouldn’t be the worst ever ;)

Alrighty…onto Tuesday Things…a few of my favorite things in real life and internet life. Without further ado:

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1. Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum: Will actually bought this for me on my birthday this past year and I LOVED it. My skin felt so smooth and glowy (it’s a word…or it is now). I was reminded of it when Jessica Hopper talked about it on her Forever35 Podcast interview that I mentioned last week. If you’re looking for a natural, affordable Vitamin C serum that WORKS, this is the one :) I just ordered another bottle!

2. Speaking of Forever35 (sorry guys, I’m kind of obsessed with this podcast) - they interviewed Rebecca Traister last week, the author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger. Her interview is incredible and is a must listen for my lady loves. I’m looking forward to reading the book!

3. In honor of Halloween tomorrow, let’s talk about something truly scary: STUDENT DEBT. Holy sh*t you guys…I will be graduating in May with 6 figures worth of debt! Paco de Leon helps layout a practical game plan for tackling debt here. Thanks for sharing, Cup of Jo!

4. I am totally digging this JOHNNYSWIM version of I Won’t Back Down. Listen to it, love it and share it :)

5. Penguins are getting progressive in Australia - this same-sex penguin couple just adopted a chick! Not kidding :) Love this.

6. “How pleasant to walk over beds of these fresh, crisp, and rustling fallen leaves…. How beautiful they go to their graves!” —Thoreau, October 12, 1853 This beautifully written article highlights some of Henry David Thoreau’s most notable quotes on the falling of leaves and how we relate it to our own mortality.

7. I had someone ask me about my outfit from apple picking so I wanted to share with you in case anyone else was interested (ya know…like all 5 of my readers ;) Hi Mom!)

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| Vest: Patagonia (similar) | Tee: Madewell (similar) via Poshmark | Jeans: Express | Boots: Naturalizer (similar) | Earrings: Francesca’s |

PS - The Express jeans are 50% off TODAY ONLY! :) None of these are affiliate links…I’m not quite big enough for that yet but they are just brands that I love <3

Thank you for reading friends. HAPPY (almost) HALLOWEEN!

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Hi friends! Happy Tuesday :) The weather has been slightly chillier this week and I have been LOVING it. I had an awesome weekend filled with friends - Will and I spent the first half of the weekend in Myrtle Beach at my friend Zach’s beach house in North Myrtle. Then we headed back down the coast to spend Sunday afternoon and evening with Cat & Dave. I’ll be posting more pictures of our weekend fun soon!

But for now…onto Tuesday Things!

  1. I am a little late to the game but I recently started using a Yeti tumbler and now I know why people have been talking about them for YEARS. The benefit of the Yeti tumbler over my Hydroflask is that it is tapered at the bottom so it fits in my car cupholder :)

  2. I’ve found a new Trader Joe’s LOVE recently! Their Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cojita Cheese is AMAZING and cooks in literally 5 minutes. I’ve had it as a side with homemade tacos and as a topper for my lunchtime salads.

  3. A Year of Magical Thanking - loved this inspiring post on Cup of Jo; small acts of thankfulness can make someone’s day <3

  4. I had the most glorious kombucha beer this weekend at the beach! Lucid Dreamer is a “komfusion” by Fortnight Brewing Company; I have never been to their brewery in Cary, NC, but it is now on my list!

  5. I recently splurged and finally bought a Patagonia puffy jacket and I’m already getting my money’s worth this week! This is the one I have :) My Patagonia love just grows stronger and stronger.

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6. I’m going to try this Hearty Vegetable Bolognese this weekend that I found on Julie’s blog; I’ll report back next week! It feels like the perfect dinner for a chilly night.

7. I have a few new fall pieces on my Poshmark shop - these are a few of my favorites: Vera Bradley Scarf, Madewell Anthem Long Sleeve Tee, Ann Taylor Blouse, LOFT cardigan and this Vince Camuto Luck Tote. <—my FAVE!

Thanks for stopping by and for reading. I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday tomorrow!

Tuesday Things...One Day Late

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Hi friends! Tuesday Things is happening on Wednesday this week because I was spending the night back in Charleston last night and enjoying every minute of it :) I spent the night with my best friend Catherine and her husband Dave (who’s also a dear, dear friend) and it was so nice to be back in my home and with my tribe <3 Also, Dave-o made an awesome stir fry loaded with chicken & veggies - which was a much needed improvement from my popcorn dinner that I had the previous 2 nights ;)

 The tribe on one last date night a few months ago before I left for Beaufort :)

The tribe on one last date night a few months ago before I left for Beaufort :)


So moving on to Tuesday (Wednesday) Things…

  1. I cannot wait to make THIS as part of my meal prep on Sunday. Another blog reader mentioned it in the comments on Janae’s blog and it sounded like savory breakfast perfection. I’ll let you know how it is!

  2. Loved this post on Cup of Joe - 11 Wedding Do’s and Don’t’s. Beautiful pictures too!

  3. Have you guys heard of Four Sigmatic? I’ve been using their Lion’s Mane and Chaga Mushroom Coffee and Reishi Mushroom Elixir for several months now and they are AWESOME. I’m going to do a whole post in November on the incredible health benefits of mushrooms :) I use Lion’s Mane and Chaga in the morning for energy/focus and the Reishi at night for relaxation and peaceful sleep.

  4. I bought this cardigan by Prana over the weekend at the Frugal Backpacker in Asheville. It is sooo soft and cozy. I’ll be wearing it a lot this fall <3

  5. HOLY. COW. Have you seen the new Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House??? I watched the first 3 episodes with Cat and Dave last night and we are hooked! The cinematography is incredible and it is so well written.

  6. I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season this morning and it. was. glorious. I know it probably has all sorts of additives, sugar and other not-so-great-for-you stuff…but you only live once and it’s not truly fall without a PSL from Starbucks at least once ;)

  7. Speaking of PSL’s: Brittany posted this at-home, healthier alternative pumpkin spice latte on her blog recently and I’m going to try recreating it using my Four Sigmatic instant mushroom coffee blend :)

  8. Will and I are in the process of planning our SLC road trip and we definitely want to spend a few days in Colorado. What are you recommendations of hikes, camping, breweries and other must-sees??

 Can’t wait to be stuck in a car with this fella for a week ;)

Can’t wait to be stuck in a car with this fella for a week ;)

PS - this picture is from a month-ish ago when we checked out The Tasting Room in Traveler’s Rest, SC. Be on the lookout for a “TR” post coming soon!

Happy Hump Day friends! Just a few more days till the weekend <3

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Hi friends!

Just popping in to share a few Tuesday things with you today :)

  1. In case you didn’t realize it yesterday, I absolutely love Charlotte and it’s up at the top of my list for areas I’d like to live after I graduate. I took the above picture when I was visiting Dana for a much needed respite after completing my first semester of PT school!

  2. Have you guys heard of megababe?! I am newly obsessed with it’s founder: Katie Sturino (highlyyy recommend giving her an Insta follow - she is so REAL and stylish as hell. Love it). Anyone tried the chafing stick (any fellow runners)? I want to give all these products a try!

  3. It is misty and cool out in Beaufort today and I finally feel ready to play some Avett Brothers because they are my FALL music. I just feel like driving through the mountains as the leaves are changing when I hear them <3

  4. How glorious is this chai-spiced apple skillet??? I see this being made in my very near future!

  5. I feel like I need this hat for fall you guys … I’m so scared of ordering hats online though bc I have a MEGADOME for a head haha. Seriously, I think I wear a large in dude’s hats ;)

  6. What’s everyone’s favorite pumpkin recipes they’ve made so far?? I am way behind on my pumpkin recipe creations but it’s been a little hard to feel like it’s fall when it has still consistently been in the high 80’s here in the lowcountry. Come on fall!

  7. I did try the Pumpkin Spice Rx Bar and it was glorious! I am about to splurge and order one of the boxes from Amazon.

  8. Fall TV shows…also way behind the times. What is everyone watching?? I just finished The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon and it was so, so, so well done! I was so sad when I realized there was only one season … but rumor has it that season 2 will be out soon!

Thanks for reading loves. Leave me all your TV show and fall/pumpkin recipe recommendations! Pura Vida <3

 One more wedding pic from Saturday bc I love this dress and this man &lt;3

One more wedding pic from Saturday bc I love this dress and this man <3

PS…if you love this dress too, you can purchase it here :)