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May 2017 Monthly Round-Up

Posted in Lifestyle, Monthly Round-Ups
on June 2, 2017

Hello friends, happy Friday!! I say it every month and I’m going to say it again- this month absolutely flew by! It’s been a fun month for sure- I’m so grateful that I was able to take a little breather after the hectic chaos of school and before my internship starts this coming week. Continue reading

March 2017 Round-Up

Posted in Lifestyle, Monthly Round-Ups
on April 3, 2017

Happy April!! A quarter of the year is already half over- can you believe it?! Insane.

15 minutes ago, I was debating on whether to even do a monthly round-up for March- for some reason, I thought I didn’t have enough to share, so I looked in my camera roll to see what all I did this month. Turns out there’s actually quite a bit that happened this month, so I’m excited to be sharing it with all of you.

Let’s jump right into it, starting with the first weekend in March that I spent back home Dallas, Texas. In case you missed it, I did a whole post on my new blogger friend Jess. It was so fun to sit down & have lunch with her- cheers to new friends!

Also in the month of March, Akash & I discovered our new favorite restaurant in College Station- Blackwater Draw! If you follow me on Instagram (which you should) you’ve probably seen some of the pictures I took there- SO YUMMY. For any of you who are in the College Station/Bryan area, it’s a must try if you haven’t been already! Their food is to die for.

Akash & I also went on spring break on the 12th, and had so much fun in New Orleans. I’m sure you’ve all seen it, but I’ve linked the post here in case you missed it! Definitely check out that post if you’re visiting the city anytime soon- I took y’all day by day through our first time in the city of jazz.

After our trip to New Orleans, I spent 4 days back home in Dallas just catching up with friends & spending time with my family. Home is my favorite place to be! My best friend Melody & I took a trip to the Texas Tulips field in Pilot Point, Texas. It was incredibly windy, but it was fun to see it & take some cute photos. It was also during this trip that I got news that I got the internship I’d wanted!! Definitely a highlight of the month. 🙂

I had two collabs this month, and they were both so much fun to take part in! The girls at The Mint Julep Boutique & Dizzy Shoes were both so much fun to work with, and it makes me super excited for all the projects I have coming up in the near future… keep an eye out! 😉

I also shared this gorgeous maxi dress on the blog earlier in the month, and it’s probably one of my favorite pieces that I’ve featured on the blog yet. Check out the post here!

So that’s all I have for y’all today- hope you enjoyed this short & sweet monthly round-up! Here’s to a great start to April- yay!!

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February 2017 Round-Up

Posted in Lifestyle, Monthly Round-Ups
on February 28, 2017

Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s absolutely CRAZY to think that March is already here… where, oh where has the time gone?! At least spring break’s only 2 weeks away, so I really can’t complain.

For those of you who joined the S by S fam in February, welcome!! I’m so happy you’re here 🙂 I started my monthly round-ups last month as a fun way to get a little more personal on here, and share some life experiences that happened that month along with recapping my fave blog posts of the month. I created them as a fun way to look back on the month & reflect on all the blessings. They’re as much for just me to look back on later on as fun little posts for you guys to read! I also include all the links for you guys to shop things I mention, especially my favorite products of the month.

This month’s been a fun one! Some of my favorite blog posts went up this month, so I’m excited to recap those for y’all. On top of that, this month’s been full of fun new experiences (and YUMMY FOOD 😉 )

Akash & I kicked off February with some good ol’ country dancing! I’d been a few times before, but it was Akash’s first time at Hurricane Harry’s, the dance hall we have here in College Station. Nothing I love more than experiencing new things with this boy. We may have looked like a couple of complete idiots, but it was so much fun!

Hands down my most worn pair of shoes this month! I wrote a whole post about these babies here, in case you haven’t seen it already! They’re so comfy & cute- and under $60!!

This past month has been FULL of new recipes & experimenting in the kitchen. I baked my first pie at the beginning of the month and now I can’t stop! You can definitely say I’ve found a new hobby. The one in the first picture^^ is a pecan pie recipe from one of my absolute favorite bloggers, Hayley. She shared it around Thanksgiving & I had it bookmarked since then. If you’re a pecan pie fan, try it out- it’s to die for.

I’ve been really loving trying new recipes- my only wish is that I could eat more so I could cook more!

Please ignore the low-quality pictures, haha!

For Valentine’s Day, Akash & I had a wonderful dinner at my favorite restaurant in College Station, Christopher’s. He brought me flowers and chocolate, so you could say I’m a happy girl. 🙂

If any of you are in the College Station area, Christopher’s is so good– definitely a must try! A lot of nice fine dining places don’t give you a ton of food, but that’s totally not the case at Christopher’s. I know the picture doesn’t look totally appetizing, but trust me- it’s seriously so good. You get a full plate of food, and everything’s absolutely amazing. You won’t regret it!

I got to see my sweet friend Lauren while she was in town for only a few days! Lauren & I have so much in common, so it’s always so fun catching up with her.

I had so much fun collabing with one of my sweet blogger friends, Morgan from The Vixen Blog. I got to do my first giveaway, too, which was so fun! The blog post is here in case you missed it!

In case you missed it, I shared this post, all about what’s in my makeup bag!

I shared all of my favorite pieces for spring in this post! I’m still in love with this clementine crossbody- so happy about this purchase!

The first half of February included a swarm of Valentine’s Day outfit posts! This one was one of my favorites, featuring this pretty olive dress.

This post was a fun one! Akash & I spent the day exploring around Sugarloaf Mountain. It was such a nice day, and the view was incredible. I wish we had more time to do things like this more often!
How was your February? I want to know! I’m a real sucker for new beginnings, and I love how each month is like a fresh slate to start new. Here’s to an exciting month ahead! Thanks for stopping by!