North Carolina Grown

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

First Impressions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmoothSummer #CollectiveBias

First impressions are pretty hard to change, so it's important to make a good one! Some things that leave a good impression on me are people that are well spoken, have good hygiene, and have a nice clean shave! I hate judging people by only looking at them, but I think it's natural for people to do that. Ahh! I will work on this.

Some of you may know that Dallin applied to some medical schools recently and he is now waiting to hear back from them. The next step is interviews! I get so nervous for him! This is such a critical point in our lives and I get so much anxiety from it! I'm not even the one who is trying to get in to a medical school. The interviews are going to be a big part in his overall application. He has to make sure he makes those first impressions stick and that they are good ones. Getting a nice clean shave will give him that professional look.

He found the perfect razor to get a clean shave from Walmart. It's Gillette's new Flexball Razor. I also like it. I love his smooth face! He doesn't stab my face! A smooth face is also perfect for Summer. It's a fresh and slick look for the outdoors! Follow along with #SmoothSummer to see some other smooth looks featuring Gillette.

Making his debut...Dallin


Monday, July 28, 2014


Are you who you were a year ago? I'm going to guess probably not. I know for certain I'm not. 
Aeropostale is staring a whole new line today! Online and in stores. Focusing on the fact that we are individuals and we are always changing and we live in the now! I love where I am in my life right now and I love what makes up me now!

What makes up me?

-I'm a daughter
-I'm a sister
-Piano player

Dress- c/o Aeropostale
Sandals- c/o Aeropostale (sold out)
Bracelets- c/o Aeropostale
Wristlet- c/o Aeropostale

Make sure you go to your local Aeropostale at 4pm for the launch party and bring this invitation! #AERONOW

Thursday, July 24, 2014

When life gives you....melons

Lemons... I know. But close enough.

Fruit is so in right now. Like fruit fashion. Pineapples are everywhere! It seems like when you buy a pineapple it's required to take a picture of it to post on Instagram. Nothing wrong with it, but I find it funny that all of a sudden pineapples took over all social media!!

Anyways, I'm bringing in the watermelon to today's post. I absolutely love this shirt. I feel so summery in it and the color is so happy! This weekend we are heading to an amusement park and pretty sure I'll be wearing this. Man. I so wish today was Friday, but we're so close!!!

Watermelon tank- c/o Oasap
Sunglasses- c/o Oasap
Sandals- Forever 21
Cardigan- Forever 21

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Road Trippin with Juicy Fruit!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JuicyFruitFunSide #CollectiveBias

This past weekend Dallin and I went on a mini getaway to celebrate our two year anniversary. It was perfect. It's always nice to get away and take a break from the norm. We didn't go too far, but it was far enough to relax and get our minds off things. Again, even though we didn't have to drive too far, we always like to have some "good distractions" to keep us both awake and focused on the road. Whether that be music, snacks, or car games. To be honest, the biggest help is chewing gum!

The gum Juicy Fruit has been around for a long time. I remember just knowing it as the gum in the yellow package. Now Juicy Fruit has new flavors and new packaging! They now have Juicy Fruit Bubble Gum! In the original flavor and a sweet strawberry(my favorite). Definitely Dallin's favorite as well, if you couldn't tell! Bubbles are always fun! Then they also have Juicy Fruit Fruity Chews that come in a big container, which makes it really easy to take on a trip. On our way out of town we went to Walmart to pick up some snacks and found these items right at the cash register. Juicy Fruit has made some fun changes and they will also be holding demos at Walmart's all over! The demo dates are:
-July 25-27 (11:00 am-4:00 pm)
-August 1-3, (11:00 am-4:00 pm on Friday/Saturday)(1:00 pm-6:00 pm on Sunday)

Road trips are the best and I believe they are good for the soul! Do you guys have favorite remedies for staying focused while driving/just favorite road trip snacks in general??

Monday, July 21, 2014

Beauty Products with Walgreens Paperless Coupons

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias

One of my favorite things to shop for is beauty items. Whether that be make up, hair products, or this season's nail color. I probably have 5 different lotions right now because I like to try all of them! They start to make my drawers become very full. Does that ever happen to anyone? Shampoo and conditioner is another problem as well. I can never stick to one brand. I always have to change up what I'm using. These are some of the products I saved money on! I can't tell how excited I am for this new app that Walgreen's has come out with. Paperless coupons right on your phone! It definitely makes my beauty product shopping a lot simpler. I went with pinks for my nail polish and lip gloss. Pink is one of my favorite colors to wear in the Summer, especially on my fingers and toes!

To be able to receive these kinds of deals download the Walgreens app to your phone and sign up to get a Balance Rewards account. No cost to you at all. You then can start 'clipping' coupons to your card. It made it so easy at the register. I showed them my phone and they scanned the coupon, rather than rummaging through my purse to find a coupon :). I found the coupon for Revlon lipsticks and I knew I couldn't pass this one up. It was already on sale at Walgreens, but then I had my coupon 'clipped' and it dropped the price down even more. In total I saved $3.00.

When you have your favorites, it gives you all the details you need to know with buying the product. Again, the shampoo....I love this brand so far! If you're an avid Walgreens shopper like me you will love this. It gets addicting checking the weekly deals ;)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

$350 CASH & Beach Bundle Giveaway!

There's nothing like going to the beach on a beautiful, hot summer day! 
It's the perfect place to cool off, get a tan, and have endless amounts of fun! Everyone needs a little ocean therapy to clear your mind and get into summer mode.

However, you can't go to the beach without some beach essentials, right?
Lucky for you, today I'm teaming up with a group of lovely bloggers and shops to bring you a Beach Essentials GIVEAWAY! We're giving away $350 cash to help you purchase your favorite beach accessories, as well as some items from our favorite shops that will kick start your beach bundle!
Look right below to see what those items are!

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.
Make sure to complete as many entries as you can so you have a higher chance of winning!
Also, don't forget to check out each of these awesome blogs and shops below!

Oh, Sweet Joy!  |  The Red Closet Diary  |  Kameleonz  |  Raspberry Glow

Good luck and hope you're having an amazing summer!
[ Giveaway open to US residents only ]

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

North Cackalacky!

Many of you know that I'm from North Carolina and I rave about it all of the time! Which is ok because I absolutely love my home and I'm proud of it. If you are from NC then you have probably heard it called north cackalacky before. Yes it's pronounced exactly like it looks. It sounds even better when you add a little southern twang with it. 

I love this shirt. It shows my home roots and it is one the most comfortable shirts that I own. Cassie from Gravel Road Tees makes all of her shirts by hand. She is also from NC! She has the cutest tees and she is also adding other merchandise to her shop soon. So if you like southern things (anchors, ducks, and deer) definitely check out her site. She also offers free shipping!

Today she is offering one lucky winner a $15 credit to her store. The giveaway is down below and make sure you do as many entries as possible for a greater chance at winning. This giveaway will last for a week and is for U.S. residents only. Good luck!