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JUS BY JULIE

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I don’t always eat the healthiest…well, I don’t eat unhealthy, it’s just that I despise vegetables, so I rarely eat veggies. I seriously gag while trying to eat vegetables and let me tell you, it’s not cute. Lol. I’m definitely more of a fruit and bread type of a girl. Anyways, in an attempt to get all those healthy nutrients that I don’t eat enough of, I like to drink juices. Jus by Julie has become Read More

KITCHEN REMODEL REVEAL

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Farmhouse Sink | Faucet | Bar Stools | Cabinet Pulls | Utensil HolderGrey Shag Rug | Knitted Pouf

After six weeks of no kitchen and lots of work, our kitchen remodel is finally complete and I LOVE it! I’ve gotta give props to my Code Man because he did a lot of the work himself. But he had a tiny bit of help from me too 🙂 I Read More

LATELY…

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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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After recently buying a ton of new bedroom furniture and a mattress, I never knew there were so many mattress sizes to choose from! We wanted to redecorate the kitchen and downstairs rooms too. 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

WHAT’S IN MY BAG

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Kate Spade PurseSunglasses ℅ SheIn | “Only Good Vibes” Wallet | Marble iPhone 6 Case | Tampax Pocket Pearl | Flawless Makeup Bag via T.J. Maxx but I love this option! | Business Cards | EOS Lip Balm | NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul | Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color in Nude Lust

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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1. Dress Shirt | 2. Leather Belt | 3. Personalized BBQ Grill Tools | 4. Personalized Cuff Links and Tie Set | 5. Canvas Travel Case | 6. Portable Wireless Speakers | 7. Levi Jeans | 8. Black Watch | 9. Tie Set

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

LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF INSTAGRAM

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I love using Instagram, it’s a great way to engage with people and my friend told me the other day that you can get automatic Instagram likes! 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 Shorts | Sunglasses ? 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

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

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

CAPITOLA

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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

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

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