Charleston Blogger Trip

hey hey. Long over due here, but I wanted to give you a total recap of everything from our girls weekend in the beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. My previous blog post I shared all the details about our Airbnb that we stayed in while in Charleston. I gave you guys all the details on the BEST place to stay if you decide to visit. However, this blog post will break down everything for you as in where we stayed, what we ate and what we did for fun or night life 😉

Here we go!!!

 

Why Charleston? 

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We picked Charleston to be our 1st Blogger Trip location and BOY am I so glad we did! We shot so much content in those few days that I still have pictures to share with you. I am so THANKFUL that we have the opportunity to work with several brands to make this trip possible. I will give a detailed list below 🙂

Airbnb: Charleston Airbnb

Do you want a hotel, an Airbnb, bed and breakfast? It’s hard to choose! Do you want to spend a fortune or save a little to splurge on an activity or food? I can tell you first hand that both locations that I have stayed at in Charleston have been prime spots. It’s super helpful to be close to all the places you will be walking to and checking out during your stay. You want to be close enough to walk, but also have the option to drive. Its’s the best of both worlds!

I went on my first blogger trip with some of my best blogger girlfriends and it was a BLAST!!!! We stayed at the cutest spot! Check out my previous blog posts for all of the details. Here are a highlights I wanted to mention again!

1- The Airbnb had a balcony which was so nice to enjoy in the morning and at night after dinner/night on the town.

2- The home was 2 stories that had 1 bed/1 bath downstairs and 2 bed/1 bath upstairs.

3- We stayed on Bee Street which is about an 10-12 minute walk from EVERYTHING downtown. It was GOLDEN. Of course you can Uber or drive, but then you miss all the beautiful houses that you can stop and take pictures in front of. I literally walked around with a bag of clothes/shoes to get multiple outfit shots LOL!

Your next Charleston Airbnb- →→→→→→→ GOLDEN SPOT

FOOOOOOOD: I wanted to try it all, but we narrowed down to a few!

  1. Chick Fil A of course on the way
  2. Ink N Ivy This atmosphere was insane. I LOVED it. We planned to hit the town after dinner so we all ordered apps to share! I highly recommend the Nacho Bowl it was HUGE!
  3. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit I ordered the bacon egg & cheese. Tasty for sure! It’s the smallest breakfast shop I’ve ever seen. It’s worth the hype, but be prepared to wait a least an hour.
  4. Playa Bowls  The decor is so pretty. I tried the Dragonberry Pitaya bowl. We all shared it and I loved the way they present the food. So nicely displayed before it’s gone in 0.4 seconds.
  5. King Street Public House This place is actually a restaurant during the day and night club at night. We went for brunch one day and I had the bacon brie burger. $13 of pure bliss baby!

Sponsors for our trip:

Ford

WinnDixie

AirBnB

Nature Adventure

United Monograms

Ten and Two

Valerie & Co.

Katherine Way

Sparkle N Spunk

Salt+Soul

Drink B4

Cheeky Home

An Unlikely Pear

Southern Mama’s Boutique

Shop Indigo Closet

Stay Tuned for my Charleston Anniversary trip RECAP :))

-Miranda 🙂

Charleston Airbnb

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My First Blogger trip is definitely one for the books! We had so much fun in Charleston and the best part was being able to stay in such a nice Airbnb. I reached out to the Airbnb Host Hayden and he was super helpful in the booking process. The home we stayed in is located on Bee Street which is super convenient for walking purposes. It was about a 10 minute walk to all of the best shopping and restaurants. This location was perfect for our stay.

Our Airbnb had 2 stories. The bottom level consisted of the master bedroom, 1 bathroom, the kitchen, living room and the front porch. The top level consisted of two bedrooms and an additional bathroom which left plenty of space for 6 women. I loved this home because it was still historic, but with a mix of modern. It was historic in some aspects such as a barn door for the bathroom and the original wood floors. The home had several unique touches that I really enjoyed that reminded me of my hometown. Hayden also loves to support local so he buys local artwork and pieces to showcase in his rentals.

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In case you didn’t know Charleston is known to be Instagram Worthy. I’m not joking when I tell you that every house is so beautiful. We stopped to take pictures in front of our Airbnb and the surrounding houses to share with you!

Here is the link in case you’re interested in booking for your next Charleston visit Our Airbnb

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We can’t wait to go back and visit again! See you soon Charleston 🙂

XO- Miranda

 

Boho Styled Wedding Shoot

Last month Jordan & I had the opportunity to be the model “Bride and Groom” for a styled wedding shoot with Kayli and Co Photography. I have shot with Kayli a few times before and seriously I felt like we just clicked. Sometimes you just meet people and you’re like yep LOVE her!! Anyways, Kayli planned a styled wedding shoot to take place in March at West Light Farm

It’s located in High Springs, Florida. It’s the cutest little country farm venue. Kayli also had a few other local vendors participate by proving all of the planning, decorations and flowers. They KILLED it! I loved every little detail of it all. I can’t wait to show you all of the pics below. I am so happy with the results. I always tell Jordan if we ever renewed our vows that I would want to do something boho like this shoot. It was simply beautiful!

Here are all of the vendors in case you’re interested! These are all great resources if you’re an engaged woman!

Venue: West Light Farm

Wedding Planner: Avie Events

Rental Company: PRE Event Resources

Florist: The Plant Shoppe Florist

Photographer: Kayli and Co. Photography

ARE YOU READY FOR THE MAGIC!!!!!!?????

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XO- Miranda

 

Why we are waiting to have children

Hi friends! So glad you’re here!!

I posted a few polls on my Instagram where I asked if you wanted more lifestyle/personal posts and you guys wanted me to talk about more personal everyday matters. I wanted to discuss something with you that’s personal to me, but hanging on my heart lately. Let’s get into it!

My husband and I dated for 4 years before he proposed and this year will be 7 years since we started dating. We got married on 05-21-16 when I was 19 and he was 22. Yes, we definitely tied the knot super young, but when you know you know.  However, since we decided to marry so young we have definitely went through a lot of struggles together and we really had to grow up together.

We both discussed children, college, careers and honestly just what we wanted out of life before children came along. We both love kids and absolutely want to start a family, but the timing just wasn’t right. This may be an unpopular opinion, but I actually want to live my life before being a full time parent. When I say live my life I am meaning traveling, going out on dates with my husband, having a lazy day where we do absolutely nothing, and doing things spontaneously. I’m not saying any of those things aren’t possible with children, but it’s definitely a challenge taking them along compared to just the two of you. A child is another human life that you have to care for EVERYDAY idk how I feel about that yet because honestly sometimes I forget to brush my hair. My hubby and I kid around all the time saying you know that child has to live with us every night and stay in our house and we have to feed it LOL! You know how sometimes you get so busy that you forget to eat or just straight up don’t have time? Yeah same!

This May we will be celebrating 3 years of marriage and I honestly can’t believe it’s been 3 years since we said I DO it feels like it’s been 15 years! We feel more ready now than we ever have well let me rephrase that “I feel more ready than I ever have” Jordan has been ready for a baby for A LONG TIME. He’s been really supportive of me wanting to wait and letting me finish school. If you read my Nursing School blog post last year then you know that I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally figured out what I want to do. My goal is to finish school before any babies, but if it’s in God’s perfect timing then I’m okay with that!

Let me know if you can relate!

XO- Miranda

Stocking Stuffers FOR HIM under $25

I’m ready to share my ideas for my man’s stocking. Maybe you will get an idea or two from this post. If you do then please share and tag me. I love to see your posts 🙂 I’m going to do a pic collage below just like all of my other gift guides as well as a list of a handful of ideas to go along with it that don’t need a pic because they are so basic lol

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Beanie This is so cute to me. Perfect for chilly days.

Mini Flashlight Pocket size flashlight perfect for those desperate times when your phone dies.

Ties Love this set. Great colors that can be worn multiple ways!!

Long Nike Socks Jordan loves these. If you don’t want to spend $20 on these 6 pairs then just plain long thermal socks would even be a good choice.

Hand Warmers perfect to have in their pocket.

Scotty Book Jordan has this book. It seems like a good choice.

Car Charger We can’t find ours half the time so we need another for J.

AE Boxers Jordan’s FAV! I buy him a pair or two every holiday. Last year for either his bday or christmas I forgot to get him a pair and he turned and looked at me and said “You didn’t get me boxers??” In my defense I didn’t know he looked forward to underwear LOL. I’ll never forget again babe 🙂

Toiletry Bag this is great for travel or just to keep all of your man’s things in one spot!

Extra ideas:

  1. Beef Jerky
  2. Favorite gum/candy
  3. Koozie
  4. Bottle Opener
  5. Toothbrush
  6. Magazine
  7. Shaving Kit
  8. Car Freshener
  9. Action Movie
  10. Tape Measure

Talk to ya soon!!!!

XO- Miranda

Stocking Stuffers FOR HER under $25

Hey again! I made this gift guide thinking this is what I would want in my stocking so I hope you ladies or  (gents) get a great stocking or ideas from this. Let me know if you buy anything off this GIFT GUIDE by tagging me on Instagram or Facebook 🙂

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    1. Ardell Eyelashes I have used these and still do .MY FAV!!
    2. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion A few months ago I purchased a Mario Badescu Starter Kit from Ulta and I loved it. My fav product in the set was this drying lotion. If you’re not sure about giving it a go then read the reviews!
    3. Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temp Spray I bought this over the summer and never used it, but I swear I will get the courage soon. Temporary color has been a big thing this year and I’m here for it 🙂
    4. Holiday Socks Who doesn’t need a pair of holiday socks??
    5. Target Mug If you’re anything like me then this is basically your life.
    6. NYM Dry Shampoo I always have a bottle in my purse and a bottle in my bathroom. I’m just keeping it real. This might be TMI for some of you, but I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week. It’s the best!
    7. Real Techniques Beauty Blender The HOLY GRAIL of beauty blender’s and it’s super affordable.
    8. Tangle Free Hair Ties I’m dying to jump on this train because I think I will love it. These are super popular right now.
    9. Starbucks Giftcard- Stabs for life. You can purchase a GF at any Starbucks, Walmart, Target, CVS, or Walgreens.
    10. Hanging Plant for Car I want this!! So cute for car decor
    11. Car Mount I just bought a similar one and it’s awesome for when you’re on the GO!!
    12. Makeup Brush Set Looking to invest in a inexpensive Makeup Brush set?? read these reviews.
    13. Mascara MY FAV of all time Mascara. IT’S THE BEST!!
    14. Rose Gold Headphones I need a good pair and these looked great. I’m pretty sure everyone could benefit from a pair.
    15. Pop Socket A plain black pop socket to match all of your phone cases.

Be on the lookout for my Stocking Stuffer GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM under $25 in the next few days!

XO- Miranda

Holiday Gift Guide FOR HIM

The hardest person to shop for is always a man. HOPEFULLY this makes it a little easier for you. I decided to mix this Gift Guide FOR HIM up. It has a little bit of everything..outdoors items, clothing, tech and grilling. Jordan (my hubby) has a lot of these items and he likes them so I think your man will as well 🙂

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1. Beard Growth Vitamins

Jordan just started taking these about a month ago and likes the results. He can grow a full beard in about 2 weeks or so, but not evenly so the vitamins help make all his hair grow at the same speed.

2. Leather Belt

This is a best seller on Amazon and it has great reviews…only $14.85!!

3. 4 Piece Wood Grill Set

$15.95! I bought my dad this for Christmas one year and the quality seems good for the price point.

4. Wrist Wraps

These would be great for the gym.

5. Tim McGraw Cologne

My dad has this and it smells SO SO good! Trust me you need this for your man ladies. I’m probably getting this for Jordan.

6. Call of Duty PS4

Jordan has this and plays all the time. I asked him out of all his games which one is his favorite and this was the winner. If you want to keep ya man busy and out of your hair then definitely buy this LOL.

7. Stanley Spotlight

Every man needs a good flashlight. If your man is country then you know he wants this to “shine” deer.

8. Car Vac

Who am I kidding?? I need this! My hubby likes to clean his truck, but not the inside so I should probably buy him this. Maybe he will take the hint!

9. Columbia Jacket

I swear this is one of the best brands for men’s clothing. Great quality!  I would say 50% of my brother and husbands closets are Columbia!

10. Pullover Sweater

This looks so soft and I love the big button detail. This is a great example of something I would get any men in my family for a Christmas gift.

11. Pocket Knife

Necessity! This is a best seller on Amazon!

12. Car Care Kit

Everyone in my family buys this for Jordan. We seriously get 3 a year.. it’s perfect for Jordan to use to wash my car when he makes me mad and wants me to forgive him 🙂

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  1. Beard Catcher If your man has hair then I don’t need to even explain why this would make sense to buy 😉  Hair everywhere…. Side note: It never fails every time I clean the bathroom J decides it’s time to shave his entire face…WHY BOY WHY!!
  2. XBOX 360 Rockband Bundle  This is on Jordan’s wishlist this year. I feel like it’s a popular item!
  3. WeatherTech Floor Mats I’ve heard so many good things about these floor mats. I don’t own any, but from friends and reviews online they seem like we all need them for our vehicles. I think any male would love these. Great gift option!
  4. Hex Dumbbell At home weights for ya man to get fit. I bought a set of weights at Walmart, but they are like 5 pounds so those won’t do anything for Jordan 😉
  5. Motorized Heavy Duty Grill Brush My guy received this last year from family and he uses it all the time. He loves cleaning our grill before he cooks on the weekends.
  6. YETI Portable Cooler This would be a smaller version of a YETI cooler. We don’t have one, but I would be lying if I said that Jordan doesn’t want one. This would be perfect for a quick trip or just to keep waters in for your car.
  7. JBL Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker J has this and swears by it. He takes it to work, beach trips, and uses it at home when we just want to jam while we are getting ready to go somewhere.
  8. YETI Roadie Cooler This would be a bigger version of a YETI cooler. Again, we don’t own one but if I bought one for Jordan, it would be this one!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Stocking Stuffer Gift Guides coming next week 🙂

 

Love you all, Miranda

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

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Hey Friends!! It’s that time… It’s the holiday sznnnn!! I’m rolling out all of the gift guides. I have more to come this week and I can’t wait to share. Be sure to let me know if this gift guide was helpful by giving me your feedback on Instagram or Facebook… I really appreciate it! TO kick this off I am starting with my guide FOR HER under $50. This list has 10 things that I have and love or that I want!  Each item is linked below in case you want to purchase for a gift or for yourself 🙂

  1.  Amazon Robe $21 and super soft
  2.  Ihome LED Vanity Speaker This would be a GREAT GIFT!!
  3.  Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette Who doesn’t want this??
  4. Rose Gold Glitter Phone Case I’m getting a new phone soon and this is the first thing I’m going to order once I decide which phone to get!
  5.  Amazon Echo I feel like this should be a necessity!??
  6.  Pom Pom Blanket We all need this. I have a similar one and love it!
  7.  Powerbank I have one very similar that’s rose gold and it’s a life saver. This is great for when you’re on the go.
  8. Free People Bralette idk what took me so long to jump on this train….I’m obsessed!!
  9. Girl Wash Your Face Book MUST READ…that’s all I’m going to say.
  10. Pullover Sherpa Jacket  for the cold days in Florida LOL

I hope that you have found this gift guide helpful for your holiday shopping!

XO- Miranda

 

Victoria Emerson

Happy Halloween BOO!! I wanted to share one of my fav brands to work with Victoria Emerson 🙂 I received 2 beautiful pieces from VE and I love them both, but the necklace is definitely my new fav. I received the two following pieces

  1. Necklace: https://www.victoriaemerson.com/collections/delicate-necklaces/products/cancer-pendant-necklace?variant=1975623057418
  2. Wrap Bracelet: https://www.victoriaemerson.com/collections/wrap-bracelets/products/champagne-emerald-cut-crystals-with-african-turquoise

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I love how you unique each piece is! So funny story: I planned on shooting these pieces at a local pumpkin patch. I arrive at the pumpkin patch dressed and ready to go and it’s closed. Of course just my luck. Thankfully one of the employees allowed me to slip in for like 5 minutes to get a few shots. I didn’t realize that he was going to walk around and watch my brother and I shoot LOL. I didn’t get the shots that I wanted, but you get the picture 🙂

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Have a Happy Halloween loves!!

XO- Miranda

Amazon Finds

Hey friends! Long time no speak. I’m glad to be back 🙂 I wanted to share my Amazon finds that I’ve found lately. If you love Amazon like I do then you will definitely be interested in my finds and I’m sorry for making you hurt your wallet. Let’s face it though it’s not the first time and definitely won’t be the last 😉

Let’s get this rolling!!!

1.  Belt Buckle Fedora Hat

I loved this hat so much that I had to order another one. I bought the brown one 3 weeks ago and just ordered the black yesterday. Can’t wait to year these the rest of the year. A hat makes the perfect fall accessory for any outfit.

2. Bluetooth Portable Waterproof Shower Radio

I’ve had this shower radio for a little over a month and it’s awesome. I love being able to jam in the shower. I think my hubs appreciates the music instead of my singing LOL. Such a great quality for a small price!

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3. Sunglasses Case

This case is literally my best investment! Idk about you, but I have around 8 pairs of sunglasses so this case is perfect to always have all on hand. It’s super convenient to have several pairs to switch out for blog photos.

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4. Genuine Leather Apple Watch Band

Just ordered this yesterday and I’m dying to wear it! I love wearing anything black or brown so this will be perfect to go with my everyday outfit style 🙂 The price was such a STEAL BTW!

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5. Fake Nose Ring

So I’ve been thinking about getting my nose pierced, but my hubs doesn’t like the idea. Of course I ordered these fake nose rings to give a go to see if I would like it before doing anything drastic. I’ll let ya know what I think!

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6. Girl Wash Your Face

YA’LL!!!!! This book is EVERYTHING. If you’ve been thinking about buying it to read you need to do it. It’s so full of truth for women by providing real raw life situations. YOU MUST READ!!

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Well that’s it for this haul friends! I hope you loved my finds. Let me know if these are the type of posts that you want to see.

love you friends!!  -Miranda