Sunday Skim

The Sunday Skim – 07/02/17

It’s almost the 4th of July!  We have had such a great weekend so far and we are planning on seeing more fireworks tonight and spending time by the pool on Tuesday.  We have worn red, white and blue everyday so far this weekend and I am planning an Instagram round up later in the week to recap all my outfits.  Plus the kids outfits too.

I’m throwing in some new topics for this week so let me know if you like me mixing it up or keeping it the same each week.


Sales, sales and more sales!  

First, before I forget to tell you the Nordstrom NSale will start July 13th.  Hold on to your wallets ladies!  Remember that the sale is only for Nordstrom card holder for the first few weeks and then they will release it to the general public.  If you were going to get a Nordstrom card now would be the time to do it!

Loft: 50% off using code: SPARKLER

Golden Lily: 60% off merchandise starting on July 4th

Chicwish: 30% to 50% off dresses and skirts

J.Crew: Extra 50% off sale styles with code: SALETIME

Banana Republic: 40% off regular priced items with code: BRNEW and up 50% off sale items (in store & online)

GAP: 40% off regular priced items with code: JULY & up to 50% off select items (in stores & online)

Old Navy: Up to 60% off regular priced merchandise (in stores & online)

Target: 20% off apparel (including uniforms) in stores use your Cartwheel App and online use code: JULY4

Land’s End: (again… uniforms) 30% off regular priced items with the bonus that there is additional discounts for buying multiple of some items.  There is also a limited time 40% off regular priced items with code: FIRECRACKER and pin: 1776

Food and Drink

It just so happens that the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year which means…  What about a Taco Tuesday themed 4th of July?  Don’t call me crazy when you see these recipes I have…

Grilled Steal Lettuce Tacos

Creamy Greek Yogurt Guacamole Recipe

Southwest Black Bean Salsa

Blackened Fish Tacos

Skinny Margarita


So Kim Kardashian and Jaclyn Hill both put out new makeup this week.  Kim K’s was a contour kit and Jaclyn Hill was an eye shadow palette with Morphe.  Currently both are sold out.

My friend Amanda got her hands on one of the Jaclyn Hill eye shadow pallets and I am trying to talk her into doing a guest blog for me with a review of all the eye shadow.  So far she has told me that she really likes it because the pigmentation is deep.  Even more so that Urban Decay.  I will give y’all more details as she plays with the palette more as I am sure they will restock them

There is also a rumor that Kim K and Jaclyn Hill are going to be filming a makeup tutorial together for Jaclyn’s You Tube Channel.


So I have been doing a lot of reading about the correlation between diet soda and high blood pressure.  It was something that my health coach drew my attention to a few weeks ago.  I personally had given up diet soda when I got pregnant and continued to stay off of it after I had the baby but I still do have one now and then.  The more I learn about health and fueling my body optimally the more I learn that water is just the best option for me.  Just in case you need some extra reasons though this is a great article on 10 reasons to give up diet soda


So this is a local item so it won’t apply to my out of town followers but today we spent the day at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, MS.  It is such a nice facility with both indoor and outdoor activities.  I love the Children’s Museum in New Orleans but this one is amazing because of all of the outdoor features.  We try to get out to it once or twice a year as it is only about an hour and a half drive from New Orleans.

It’s also not far from the gulfcoast casinos so if you wanted to make a little weekend trip out of it there are places in the area to stay.

But!!!!  The one place you do not want to miss it Pop’s Brothers Popsicles in downtown Gulfport.  They have ALL the POPSICLES!  Any flavor you can imagine they make it and they are delicious.  I had the oreo cheescake but they also had strawberry basil balsamic, jalapeno cucumber mint, chai tea, southern sweet tea and more.  It’s the best.  Do not miss out.


Have a wonderful morning and a beautiful 4th of July weekend!



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