Very fitting for today. 

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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! While everyone enjoys the lake, beach or backyard barbecue, we have to remember what this day is all about; celebrating the men and women that fight for our freedom everyday. So my sun hat goes out to them for allowing me the privileges of freedom and safety. I hope you enjoyed a fabulous long weekend.

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On Vacay

I will be a little MIA this weekend as I head out to California for the weekend for some fun and relaxation. I’ll be back on Monday! Have a wonderful holiday weekend,everyone!
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Packing Up

I am headed to sunny California for the holiday weekend for some major rest and relaxation on the beach. And of course to celebrate my little brother’s birthday. The one thing I dread about going on vacation is packing. (because I always forget something no matter how many lists I make). This time I decided to only back the essentials; swim suit, shorts, maxi dress and a few other essentials for the holiday weekend.

Do you have any plans for the long holiday weekend?

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Love You, Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful, inspiring Mom and all of the other wonderful mothers out there. My mom has always been there for me through the wonderful moments, good and bad. I am so blessed to have someone in my life like her. She always pushes me to be my happiest self and the best person I could ever be. I love you, mom.

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The IT List

What a week this has been! It’s not only the most important day in my work life, The Home Opener, but I am so excited to announce I have been selected for the “It List” this week.  Fellow Kansas City blogger, Michelle from Second Street East, introduced me to the “It List” created by Jill of The Good Life for Less and I could not be happier.  I hope you enjoy the great links below from fellow It List bloggers! Happy Friday Everyone! 

Happy Friday ladies!  
Take some time to check out these great links!
  • DahliaLynn Lane is dressed for the zoo in one of spring’s hottest trends – a backward cardigan! Head over to see how she styles it! So cute! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • A Dash of Details is crazy for gingham! She shows us how this preppy pattern can make a statement in fashion, interiors and food! (find A Dash of Details on Twitter!)
  • Rachael, Really knows how to rock a pair of cowboy boots! Pop over to see what she pairs them with to make for a stylish spring outfit! (find Rachael, Really on Twitter!) 
  • Fabulously Average is taking a break from this season’s trendy brights and going with classic navy blue. She looks so ladylike in her polka-dotted dress! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now rounds up all of her favorite summer neutrals for a refreshing, warmer weather look!  I have my eye on more than a few! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life is serving up some serious home inspiration with West Elm’s spring line! You will want one of everything!! (Find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies got a taste of summer on a trip to Austin and wore the perfect layered outfit! She proves that maxis and chambray were meant to go together!!
  • Sweetie Pie Style is channeling her inner Egyptian with a her new statement necklace! You won’t believe the price! Get your wallets ready! (Find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • POSH Blog is sporting a fierce top knot and a tone on tone outfit! She is definitely looking posh! (Find POSH blog on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East mixes some fun pieces for a bright, colorful look. They inspired a pretty cute pillow arrangement, too! (Find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Olive & an Arrow is looking gorgeous in her boho chic ensemble! A white maxi and flower headband makes for a romantic summer look! (Find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Good Life is dressing the part for cooler temps with simple, classic layers! Add in a leather jacket and you have the perfect amount of edginess! (Find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations shows us how to get Katie Holmes’ polished casual look. Stop by to see how you can recreate the look for under $100!
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second St. East.
 For more information on how you can be involved – click here!