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  • June 28, 2021 / Travel
    Travel Guide: A Weekend In PCB

    Last month, Chris and I went on a weekend trip to Panama City Beach and had such a great time! Before we know it we will be a family of 3, so it was really fun to have a little getaway just the two of us! It was both of our first time visiting PCB…

  • June 07, 2020 / Fashion & Beauty
    What’s In My Lake Bag!

    Happy Sunday! As many of you probably know, my happy place is the lake! We’re actually about to head back out right now to spend the day with some friends. (: Since we go so often, I’ve pretty much mastered what to pack in my lake bag and wanted to share that with you all!…

  • May 24, 2020 / Travel
    Pigeon Forge Travel Guide

    After tons of requests, I finally put together a Pigeon Forge travel guide! Whether you are looking for a place to stay or for fun activities to do, I’ve got you covered! Below you can find tons of my favorite places here in Pigeon Forge, TN along with a quick little description about each recommendation…

  • March 17, 2020 / Travel
    British Virgin Islands Travel Guide

    As many of you already know, I traveled to the British Virgins Islands in late February! It was such an unbelievable, memorable trip and after so many requests, I’m sharing all the details about our vacation! I thought it would be easiest to write this post in a Q & A format, so keep reading…

  • February 12, 2020 / Fashion
    Beachy Vacation Outfit Ideas

    Hey friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful day! I rounded up all of my looks from Mexico last month for you to easily shop them. I’m obsessed with all of these suits and outfits! Spring Break is upon us, so I also included a ton more vacation looks at the bottom for…

  • July 31, 2019 / Fashion
    Favorite Restaurants & Things To Do In Knoxville, TN

    This post is longggg overdue and one that has been requested so many times! I am sharing my favorite places to grab a bite or drink, things to do, and everything in between here in Knoxville, TN! I have been living here for about 4 years now, so I’ve had plenty of time to check…

  • June 27, 2019 / Travel
    My Honest Caribbean Princess Review

    I’ve had several of you all request a review on my experience onboard the Caribbean Princess, so I wanted to go more in depth about my trip and thoughts on Princess! As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I had the opportunity to partner with Princess and cruise the Caribbean earlier this year. It was…

  • June 18, 2019 / Travel
    10 Must-Pack Items For a Caribbean Cruise

    Earlier this year I was so happy to partner with Princess Cruises to cruise the Caribbean – it was my first time on a cruise ship EVER! I honestly didn’t know what to pack and thankfully, I had a few friends that could give me advice on what to bring. To save you all the…

  • May 28, 2019 / Fashion
    Willow Weekend Getaway Capsule Collection Spotlight

    A few weekends ago, I headed out to Palm Springs to attend Stagecoach with the Willow & Clay team to kick off their new Getaway Capsule with several of my favorite girls! Honestly, it was one of my favorite trips that I’ve been on to date! The W&C team is made up of the sweetest…

  • September 21, 2018 / Fashion & Beauty
    Instagram Roundup – My Honeymoon Outfits!

    Happy Friday y’all! I was going to share all the details on my honeymoon outfits on my last blog post that shared all our honeymoon details, but it would’ve been soooo long so I decided to do a roundup here for you all! I received countless messages asking where my “Mrs. Coates” sun hat was…

  • September 20, 2018 / Family
    Our Honeymoon – All The Details!

    I can’t believe this is my first blog post as a married lady!! Our wedding was an absolute dream – I am still on cloud 9 from it! I will definitely be sharing tons of wedding details with you all in upcoming posts, but wanted to talk about our honeymoon since I have received so…

  • August 15, 2018 / Life
    How I Spent My Bachelorette Party In Seattle

    Hi friends!!  So as many of you know, I spent my bachelorette party in Seattle, which is where I am from! It was so nice being able to go back home for the week and spend time there with my closest friends and family. I wanted to do a recap of my Bachelorette weekend with y’all…

  • June 08, 2018 / Family
    13 Signs Your Mom Is Your Best Friend

    Did y’all know that today is National Best Friend Day?  When thinking about who my absolute best friend is, the first person that popped into my head was my mother. She is kind, caring, compassionate, and selfless. She is loyal, inspirational, and all around such an amazing woman and mother. Growing up, she was my…

  • April 23, 2018 / Travel
    Girls Spa Day at the St. Somewhere Spa

    Last week I had the opportunity to visit Margaritaville’s St. Somewhere Spa in Pigeon Forge, TN for a girls spa day. I shared a glimpse into our day on my Instagram, but wanted to share more about my experience here on my blog! The St. Somewhere Spa is located on the Island in Pigeon Forge, which…

  • February 27, 2018 / Travel
    Scottsdale, Arizona Travel Guide: Favorite Restaurants + Things To Do

    Happy Tuesday!  I can’t believe I haven’t made an Arizona Travel Guide yet!! I have been vacationing in Arizona for as long as I can remember, so it has always felt like a second home for me. Now that my mom actually lives there full time, it actually is a second home for me! Over…

  • January 25, 2018 / Life
    A Treehouse Getaway + Thoughts on Community & Social Media

    Hi guys! So about a month ago, I was invited to stay at the @chltreehouse , which is a gorgeous/incredible Air BnB, with a group of amazing female creatives from the Nashville area. @Colleengallagher_ was our wonderful host and put together the most perfect weekend for all of us! I had actually never met Colleen before…

  • September 18, 2017 / Fashion & Beauty
    My First Jumpsuit & Why I’m Hooked

    The striped jumper I’m wearing is my very first jumper I have ever owned and needless to say, I’m hooked. I went out and bought another jumpsuit while I was in Arizona because I love them so much! They are such a versatile addition to a closet because they can be dressed up or down! Not to mention, they are incredibly comfortable and this one felt like I was wear pajamas all day. 

    Being 5’4″, I always assumed that outfits…

  • January 17, 2017 / Travel
    Cross Country Road Trip: Arizona to Tennessee

    If you all read my last post or follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you probably noticed that Chris and I drove across the country this past week! Well, I am happy to say that we made it home safe and sound last night and the trip was ah-mazing! Chris and I bought a car…

  • December 14, 2016 / Lifestyle
    Life Update! + Mexico & Seattle Trip

    Wow, I finally have time to sit down and update you all with what I have been up to lately! This past month has been so hectic; full of plane flights, work, and college finals! Because life gets in the way sometimes, I haven’t been able to do a new blog post for a while…

  • November 20, 2016 / Travel
    Orlando Trip: IAAPA, Disney World, + More

    Travel Update! I know I’ve been a little MIA for a while so I thought I would update you all on what I have been up too! This past week I was in Orlando for an expo known as IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) and it was seriously a blast. A big perk of…

  • October 05, 2016 / Travel
    City Hopping: Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Seattle, + More!

    Hey everyone & happy hump day! Wow, this past week has been SO busy for me so I thought I would update you all on what I have been up to! For those of you that follow me on social media, you probably know that I have been bouncing around cities on the west side of…

  • September 22, 2016 / Travel
    Viva Las Vegas!

    Hi lovelies! I hope you all are having a fantastic week so far. As many of you know, I spent my weekend in Las Vegas at a Souvenir Show, scoping out any possible new items to sell in our businesses! Since we were only in Vegas for the weekend, we did the show during the…

  • September 17, 2016 / Money
    Travel Hacks You Need To Know

    Traveling is hands down my favorite thing to do. I absolutely love to explore this beautiful world we live in and soak up all the culture around me. While I love to travel, my wallet disagrees. It’s a love-hate relationship. Right when I think I’ve paid for every expense, another one pops up! It can…

  • September 09, 2016 / Travel
    Hurricane Hermine

    Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend full of good food, family, and lots of relaxing! I am a little late getting this post up but I spent my Labor Day Weekend on this cute little island in South Carolina called Daufuskie Island! I thought I would let you all…

  • August 31, 2016 / Travel
    Knoxville Living

    5 of my favorites places in the Knox area!