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LATELY…

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Black Top (along come in long sleeve and sleeveless) | Lace BraBlack Jeans | Bar Stool

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Hey peeps! Happy Wednesday! I thought it would be fun to do another “Lately” post to share what I’ve been up to 🙂

Watching: Sons of Anarchy (again), Bachelor in Paradise, and Chasing Life. SOA is Cody’s favorite show and since it’s on Netflix instant streaming, we’ve been watching it again. Bachelor in Paradise…I really want Read More

HOME DECOR INSPIRATION

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Cody and I have been working so hard on our kitchen and downstairs bathroom remodel…and by ‘Cody and I’, I really mean Cody. Haha! Our kitchen and bathroom are almost done (the backsplash is going up today), so now we are focusing on decorating the living room that’s open to the kitchen. Our new Read More

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WHAT’S IN MY BAG

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For our 7-year wedding anniversary at the beginning of this month, Cody got me this gorgeous Kate Spade bag. It’s my first designer bag, and I love it so much! Of course, I knew I would because I picked it out and told him to get it for me. Ha! 😉 Are we surprised I picked out black? Probably not because we all know black is my favorite color to wear. Since getting this new purse, I’ve vowed to keep it a little more organized and a lot less messy. Usually I have a pile of receipts at the bottom of my bag, but I’m trying really hard to throw away the trash and only keep the necessities. Here is a list of what’s in my bag 🙂

Wallet: The zipper on my old wallet broke, so when I was at Target the other day, I picked up this “Only Good Vibes” wallet. It’s the perfect size to hold my driver’s license, debit cards, gift cards (these suckers are burning a hole in my wallet and must be spent soon!), and money. It can even fit my iPhone 6!

Tampax Pocket Pearl: These are a girl’s best friend! While I was wondering through the aisles of Target the other day (the same day I found my wallet), I spotted these cute little Tampax Pocket Pearl tampons on the shelf and knew they’d be perfect to keep in my purse. The smaller size allows them to easily fit into any purse (even my clutches), but they still provide the same protection as the bigger size. Plus, the print of the wrapper Read More

FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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You guy’s, Father’s Day totally snuck up on me this year. My friend is getting married on Saturday and I’m in the wedding, so my mind has been on that and I completely forgot that Father’s Day is on Sunday (shhh! Don’t tell my dad!) Now, I’m frantically trying to figure out what to get him. He was a banker for 30 years so our go-to present was always a neck tie. Now that he’s not in banking, it’s a lot harder to think of what to buy him. Haha! It doesn’t help that whenever he wants something, he buys it for himself without giving any of us a chance to buy it for him as a gift. But we still love him even though he’s difficult to shop for 🙂

Honestly, my dad is so amazing and I am so thankful that he’s my dad. Even though he never changed one diaper on me as a baby because he has the weakest stomach ever and would throw up, he’s always been there for me. I’ve Read More

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LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF INSTAGRAM

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I love getting cuddles from Tugg. I have to take advantage of them while Cody’s gone because as soon as Cody gets home, Tugg wants nothing to do with me. Haha!

 

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On June 7th, we celebrated our 7 years anniversary. Cody hates taking photos but I guilted him into a little photo session with me before we went out to dinner 😉

 

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White & Gold Faux Deer Head via TJ Maxx: similar | similar

I have three of these hanging above our bed and they’re probably my favorite piece of home decor.

 

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If you haven’t already tried Makeup Geek eyeshadows, go buy some now! They are the price of drugstore products but the quality of high-end products! LOVE THEM!

 

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BFF Onesie (only $6!)

Anytime I see a onesie that says something about an aunt on it, I have to buy it. Stevie Rae has about 10 auntie onesies and my sister always has her wear one when I’m around.

 

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Romper ℅ Little Mistress | Yellow Crossbody Bag: similar | Denim Jacket: similar

Seriously, I can’t get over how much I love this little girl! She’s 10 months old and learned to walk last month. Now she walks all over the place, but all I want to do it is hold her and cuddle her and give her kisses. She puts up with me well 🙂

 

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Swimsuit ℅ Triangle Swimwear | Sunglasses ℅ Sheinside | Camera

The last couple weeks, I have pretty much lived in a swimsuit. It’s been over 100 degrees every single day!

 

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Striped Jacket ℅ Sheinside | White Tank | Black ShortsSunglasses ℅ Sheinside

 

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I got my new business cards a couple weeks ago and I love them. They’re simple and so perfect. I got them from Moo.com

 

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White Jeans: similar | Sandals ℅ Target

We had a cool evening (high 60’s) with some thunder storms last week so I busted out my jeans and sweater. Of course, the very next day it was 100 degrees again so I think me jeans will remain in my closet for a while now.

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I thought it would be fun to share a few pics from my Instagram account (@elementsofellis). By far, my favorite social media channel is Instagram (Snapchat is becoming a close second though). I love looking at the Read More

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CURRENTLY CRAVING: HOME DECOR

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1. Furry Stool | 2. Two Seater Sofa | 3. Ikat Chair | 4. Voluspa Candle | 5. Essence Pillow | 6. Metallic Gold Pouf (available in 15 other colors) | 7. Rug | 8. Three Legged Floor Lamp | 9. Metal Dining Chairs (set of 2 for $100) | 10. Dining Table

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Since moving into our new house, I have had decorating on my mind. This house has more rooms than our last two homes, so we don’t have nearly enough furniture for it. Plus, a lot of the furniture/decor we do have, I don’t really like any more. Most of it is at least seven years old and our style has changed a lot in the past seven years. Our coffee table is an ottoman I’ve had since high school that I got Read More

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CAPITOLA

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Embroidered Dress ℅ SheIn | Denim Jacket: similar | Gladiator Sandals: similar | Panama HatSunglasses ℅ SheIn | Kate Spade Bag | Black Swimsuit: similar similar

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Cody and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary (and 10 years together) over the weekend, and each year for our anniversary we go to Capitola, CA (it’s right next to Santa Cruz). And guess what just so happens to be on the same weekend as our anniversary? The annual Capitola Car Show. Cody’s hobby is fixing up old cars so this is like his dream vacation. Of course when I look at them, all I see is pretty colors. Haha! My favorite car was by far the sand car. Isn’t that thing so cool?! Someone has some magical sand Read More

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MUST HAVE SUMMER ESSENTIALS

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Panama Hat | Polaroid Camera | Swimsuit ℅ Triangle Swim: same |Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses ℅ SunglassesShop: same | Wifey Tote Bag ℅ ILY | Denim Shorts |Gold Sandals ℅ Little Mistress | Kimono ℅ Sheinside | Jergens Natural Glow | Sea Salt Spray | Moroccainoil | EOS Lip Balm | White Nail Polish

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Can you believe the official start of summer is just a couple weeks away?! To me, it might as well already be summer because we’ve had 100 degree days! Way too hot! These are the items I rely on to get me through the hot summer days. I forgot to include my favorite make-up setting spray…this stuff is the best at keeping your makeup from melting off your face. Oh and I also forgot Read More

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LATELY…

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White Shirtdress (on sale!) | Slip Dress (I’m wearing underneath): similar  Kendra Scott Earrings | Gorjana V NecklaceGorjana Aida Cuff Ring

Hey! Hey! I thought it might be fun to get a little more personal and share what I’ve been watching, reading, using, etc. 

Watching: Vikings. Cody got me hooked on this show. He watched the first episode of season 3 and then told me we needed to get it on Netflix so we could see it from the beginning. We’ve been binge watching the first two seasons and just finished them the other day. Now I’m  Read More

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