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A "Relaxing" Weekend + Giveaway!

Since this was our last free weekend until 4th of July, I had all the intentions of making it a relaxing one.  But of course, that's about the opposite of what it ended up being.


Friday night was the only thing that was relaxing about this weekend.  Nick had a hockey game so I read and enjoyed the weather on our back porch  before having a 'spa night'.  It was pretty glorious actually - not to mention my skin was looking awesome the rest of the weekend thanks to this stuff.

Saturday brought the first farmers market of the season, shopping, cleaning and organizing the kitchen and doing the big seasonal closet switch-over.  Yay for shorts and goodbye sweaters!  Brady was quite the helper, obvs.


After Nick got home from hockey, we grabbed take-out and played in the yard with the dog until the sun went down.  It was perfect.  I kept saying a million times over this weekend "I'm so glad we moved."  Seriously, being able to enjoy a yard and a porch and all of that jazz - it's amazing after being in the city for so long and exactly why we left.


And then on Sunday, that home ownership happiness smacked me right in the face.  After church (where I finally broke out my leopard flats), we spent the ENTIRE DAY working in the yard - weeding, ripping out dead plants, laying down mulch.  And Brady did this while we worked.  The guy thinks every thing and every place is a bed just for him.  


The weekend ended with BBQ bacon cheeseburgers - thank goodness weekend calories don't count - and the Mad Men series finale.  Tear.  Did anyone else watch?

Lastly, a couple of my favorite blogging friends and I are super excited to bring you a chloe + isabel giveaway!  Below you'll find a bit more about the brand and enter to win a pair of these gorgeous teeny tortoise stud earrings.  I'm obsessed, I'm thinking I'm going to need to order a pair for myself.  Good luck :)


1. Can you tell us a little about Chloe + Isabel?

The Chloe + Isabel Brand was inspired by a concept we call "The Friendship Philosophy" - the idea of two best friends with different personalities and styles, united by their passion for style and self-expression. Chloe and Isabel are names that represent the two personalities we see in our customers, our Merchandisers, and ourselves.

“Chloe” is a fearless fashionista, always in search of the season’s hottest trends, while “Isabel” appreciates, above all, timeless, beautifully-crafted pieces. Whether you're a Chloe, an Isabel, or a Chloe-bel (that's a bit of both!), we are a destination for all women!

2. What made you decide to start working with Chloe + Isabel? 

I decided to start working with Chloe + Isabel because I'm not completely fulfilled in my current position and I was looking for another way to generate income and see where building a business would take me. I hosted an online party with my friend who is a merchandizer for Chloe + Isabel. My party did very well and I got free jewelry. I love fashion & jewelry so it just made sense.

3. What are your favorite pieces?

The c+i jewelry is awesome. Some of the really nice features are that all pieces are hypoallergenic, nickel-free, and lead safe. We offer a lifetime replacement and 30-day money back guarantee on every piece. From timeless to fashion-driven, our pieces start at just $18. They have a really unique concept called convertibles, where the pieces are multifunctional.

Some of my favorite pieces are Bouquet Rouge Double Pendant Necklace, Gilded Reeds Aventurine Long Pendant, Heirloom Tortoise Link Necklace, Color Code Crystal Bracelet, Starburst + Seed Pearl Long Pendant

4. What advice do you have to give to someone who is considering getting started in a venture like C + I? 

Feel free to reach out to me! I would love to answer any questions you may have. I would definitely recommend this company and opportunity to anyone who is looking for a little more financial freedom and would also love a few new piece of lifetime guaranteed jewelry.

If you just want to purchase some beautiful jewelry, visit my boutique!


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41 comments

  1. Love the Bora Bora drop earrings! :)

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  2. So jealous your farmer's market season has begun! Ours doesn't start until the end of June! And yay for porch sitting & backyard shenanigans!

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  3. Love Your Puppy good to see you


    Regards

    Kunal

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  4. What a great weekend, despite not being as relaxing as you would have hoped. That always happens to me too! LOVE that leopard flats, so pretty! And so glad Brady helped you with the yard works... hahaha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Great job on the closet reorganization - I still haven't done mine...need to get on that!! I love your leopard flats and Brady while you guys were working in the yard is just too cute!!! Happy Monday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. OMG those flats are to die for! That picture of Brady is hilarious. What a hard life that guys has ;) Glad you got to have a semi-relaxing weekend!!

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  7. I love the Meridian Statement Necklace!

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  8. I just love your pup. That pic you posted on instagram killed me! I'm so glad you were able to enjoy your space over the weekend and relax a bit!

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  9. You just mentioned exactly why we bought a house in the suburbs, as much as we love big cities I knew I needed a yard and outdoor space, and just simply space! You get soooo much more square footage outside the cities. Looks like a fabulous weekend, and loving those flats :)

    Have a fabulous week gurlie <3

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  10. That sounds like our usual weekends. I HATE yard work. I also hate the bills when other people do it for you. Such a pain in the butt!!!

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  11. Happy Monday! Brady and his beds...absolutely adorable! And having a yard and a porch is really such a wonderful thing! Glad y'all had a good weekend!
    xo Southern Style

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  12. Brady is so cute! That's exactly what my dogs do too, just get right in the middle of whatever we're doing and plop down, lol! Totally agree about loving life in a home with a yard and a porch, even if it does mean you have to do yard work! ;)

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  13. Your flats are so cute!! love! And I may have to make a Target run for that face mask :)

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  14. I am cracking up at Brady laying in the flower bed - what a silly pup! All of that landscaping stuff is on our agenda for Memorial Day weekend, so I'm sure I'll be sharing sentiments similar to yours soon. Looks like you had a nice weekend, though!

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  15. Oh my gosh Brady is so funny haha. Love those flats too and I'm glad that you had a nice weekend. :-)

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  16. Love your flats and yay for a relaxing, but still productive weekend! Brady is so cute lounging in your shrubs, haha.

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  17. I love your flats!! I so need to reorganize my closets and soon. lol. Your doggie is too cute.

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  18. I love getting the big closet switch done! Brady is looking cuter than ever - this looks like the perfect weekend! I hear ya on not being free until mid-summer - I always get a little bit of excitement, a little bit of anxiety at the start of summer because I know how busy we're going to be!

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  19. Omg Brady is so cute!! I love the interlocking double teardrop necklace! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  20. I cried my face off during the Mad Men finale. It hit me harder than I expected it to.

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  21. Ahhhh - love that pictures of Brady in the bushes! Too cute! I heard Girl on a Train is really good. You'll have to let me know! Thanks for linking up today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  22. I love those flats!! I seriously need to read Girl on a Train...I keep hearing great things about it!

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  23. Sounds like an AWESOME weekend! Love the shoes so cute!

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  24. sounds like a great weekend and i am SO excited to get into our new house and finally enjoy our yard :) :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  25. We worked in the yard all weekend too and my legs are super sore from all of the squating and shoveling that was going. Your pup is too precious.

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  26. Brady in the bushes!! LOVE IT!
    Did you see my pic on Instagram last week with Harvey laying on my clothes when I did my closet switch over? Yep... their brothers in arms

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  27. Why is it that relaxing weekends never end up like that haha?! LOVE those flats, too cute. That pic of Brady in the bushes, he's the cutest!

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  28. What a great weekend! Brady is the cutest!! Also, love your flats! Where did you get them?

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  29. Those flats are awesome and Brady is too cute!

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  30. LOL at Brady. He is offering emotional support, you could say.

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  31. hahaha yeah that's the best part of home ownership ;) seriously though i hate yard work. just wait till fall, it gets even worse ;)

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  32. Sounds like a great weekend to me and those turquoise earrings are so cute!

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  33. Brady looks better lying down like that rather than digging up the mulch you guys laid out! ;) Just wait, thought!

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  34. thank heavens weekend calories don't count or I'd be in big trouble haha :) and brady is seriously so cute!!

    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  35. relaxing weekends are the best! And you worked in the yard too so it was productive. Glad you had a good one. Im so happy to be reading blogs again!

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  36. Weekends like this are always the best! Brady is adorable, I love all his pictures! Xo, Stephanie

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  37. Ooo, a BBQ Bacon cheeseburger sounds good right now :) I have to try the Boots Botanics Ionic clay mask.

    Happy Tuesday, Katie!
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2015/5/15/5152015

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  38. Looks like a great weekend!! And seriously, your last free one until July?? You definitely deserved the relaxation! Those flats are seriously fantastic.

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  39. Sounds like a full but fun weekend. I love all the dainty necklaces!

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  40. I need to switch my clothes over too! But they are packed way behind half of our furniture and kitchen stuff. When you said the home ownership smacked you in the face, I was holding my breathe for whatever came next. So glad it wasn't like a heat pump or something! And as always, Brady just cracks me up!

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