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I’m baaaaaack!

Back from Florida kids. Β The past few months of my life have been prepping for our annual convention for work, and I am now extremely happy to say it is BEHIND me! I was in Orlando for 8 days, and while it was fun, it was also plain exhausting. I didn’t have any down time to squeeze in any QT with my Orlando based blog buddies, tear πŸ™

But the good news is I survived, and I somehow managed to get use to my 4 am wake up calls πŸ˜‰

Pre-trip, I got the cutest new bag from Marley Lilly, and it was the perfect carry-on and catch-all to tote with me to the convention center every day.

My work buddy (and real life buddy too!) Ellen got one also, because we are THAT cool. πŸ˜‰

While working in FL, I got to meet Fluffy, the alligator…


and these little guys from Despicable Me! Aren’t they precious??

I wore my hair up everyday (it was just easier that way) and of course I documented for you girls!! πŸ˜‰

Β I had no idea what I was doing here, but it turned out kinda cute I thought??

I liked this one too, I started with a messy bun, but curled my hair first and just kinda let it do what it wanted to do.

Luckily I had my hair all fancy this day, because about an hour before our awards dinner I was told I got nominated to be Vanna White and deliver awards on stage. UMMMM, hello anxiety! I didn’t trip or do anything super stupid, so I guess I did alright.

This is the only pic I found of me actually on stage, HA! It was so nerve racking!!

Afterwards, with work friends πŸ™‚

We FINALLY made it to the end of a very long week, and of course, celebrated with a cocktail (or two?) πŸ˜‰

Once I got home, I spent my first day back relaxing at my sissy’s, and finding my calm again by playing with her hair and makeup. It’s a zen-like state for me.

How pretty does she look?!

I thought this little bow was so stinking cute πŸ™‚ there is a tutorial on Pinterest somewhere…


Anyway, I am so happy to be back, and for things to FINALLY calm down. Maybe πŸ˜‰

OHAlso– Family Feud was last night, and omaword, it was ridiculous. Recap for those of you who missed it coming tomorrow!


  1. Carolyn says:

    Looks like a fun, but CRAZY busy trip! I think I need that bag! And I need you to come and do my hair for me. BAHAHAHA! πŸ™‚

  2. That bag needs to be on my arm.

  3. Cece says:

    Looks like an awesomely busy, yet fun work trip. Those updos are fabulous.

  4. Jill says:

    Been wondering when you'd be back pretty lady! I found out your family feud was on AFTER the fact so I hope to catch it on again sometime πŸ˜‰

  5. Kenzie Smith says:

    Looks like you had a very busy, but still fun, trip!! Glad you made it back in one piece πŸ˜€ I love how you did your sis's hair!! I wish I could do hair.

  6. Megan says:

    Saw you on Family Feud! Your family is adorable!!!

  7. YAY! Welcome home and back!

    I love all of your updos. So talented, I wish I could do that with my hair!

  8. i looove that ML bag! i need to get to get one asap! so glad to see you back πŸ™‚ I also need to pinterest that adorable bow! So cute.. but then again so is everything you do!

  9. Lauren says:

    Ah! I have to have a bag like that!

    Can't believe I missed your Family Feud episode. So sad!

  10. Janna says:

    How fun! I love the ML bag- may have to order one! And love Cafe Tu Tu Tango- hope Orlando treated you well! πŸ™‚

  11. Raven says:

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh I missed it! Can I find it on hulu? will it run again??

  12. Lauren says:

    Welcome back from Florida, Orlando is a great area and of course only an hour away from me πŸ™‚ You look lovely in that blue top (and hair omg) loving that carry all as well need one for my upcoming vacation!

  13. I was super bummed we weren't able to meet up! I felt like a stalker emailing you a couple times seeing if you were still around to grab a drink lol.

    Glad you had a great trip, next time you're hear no excuses chica! Haha..

    And boooo I totally missed Family Fued, they better be replaying it!

  14. Luci says:

    Love that bag!! I might just have to order it and finally throw out my ugly yellow duffle bag!!

  15. During my last work trip, the leather handle ripped off my bag and I had to carry it everywhere. SO embarrassing. Anyway, I'm in the market for a NEW one! Is your ML bag big enough to hold your laptop?

    LOVIN all the hair days while you were in Florida! Welcome back home, friend! xo

  16. KRad says:

    Where is that black dress from? Totally cute!!

  17. I hope they replay your family feud … would love to see you! Also, you should totally do a tutorial of the curly messy bun!

  18. Shannon says:

    Looks like such a blast! Welcome back. : )

  19. Kori says:

    Welcome back honey! Love that bag and that bow hairstyle! Have a great night beautiful! Kori xoxo

  20. Kodi ODay says:

    I was so excited when I saw the picture of you with the minions from Despicable Me on Instagram! They're my favorite.

    I'm so glad you had a good trip and looked good while there;)

    Have a good rest of the week home!

  21. Natalie says:

    I watched Family Feud yesterday! I was prepared and had it set to record. My hubby thought I was crazy to watch a total stranger on the feud…ha! You ladies looked awesome though! My hubs didn't mind watching with you gorgeous ladies on the show πŸ™‚ And you were TOTALLY reading my mind when you said "Her smile!" That's what I was screaming at the TV…ha!

    Teachery Tidbits

  22. Kait says:

    I'm so sad I missed you on FF! Will it be on repeat?! Also, come be my wedding stylist PLEASEEEE?! But really, do you travel?

  23. Megan G. says:

    Glad to see you back on the blogging world! Love the tote and love your hairstyles (as always!). Glad the whole work trip was a success and you enjoyed time in Florida! Congrats on being the awards Vanna White, too. πŸ™‚

  24. Megan C says:

    Love that black dress! Where did you get it? Looks so simple and elegant at the same time!

  25. Jay Mcshorty says:

    Loving the bag! <3 I may just have to scoop one for when I hit Norfolk in the next two months. Lord knows I have this horrible luck with carry ons!

    Loved your hair though!!

  26. Staci says:

    I'm pretty intrigued by this cupcase! Haha. Add I loooove that monogram bag!

  27. Caroline says:

    1) I need that bag. Maybe I can convince Kev it could be a diaper bag? Hmm.
    2) God does not look thrilled with her being your guinea pig on the hair styles. Tell God to get her mind right.
    3) Quit missing me so much.

  28. Helene says:

    i need that monogrammed bad. like right now. and so glad you are back. looks like a total blast! even if it was work!

    annnnnd, loving the fun hair!

  29. So glad you're back!! PS – does your sister really have a Duke shirt on?? Isn't that like UK taboo???

  30. Becky says:

    Want that bag….And a picture with the minions.

  31. welcome back, girlfriend! we sure did miss you! btw, i think an updated skin care post may be in order b/c your face looks amaze.

  32. Christy says:

    Love Cafe Tu Tu Tango!!

  33. Krisha says:

    Glad you're back!

    PS – Fluffy the gator's head-holder is ADORBS! I hope you got a number! πŸ™‚

  34. Melissa says:

    Happy you're back! I can't get over how good you are at doing hair — Especially your own!

  35. Ashley says:

    So many things I LOVE in this post! Your orange shirt, that BAG, your hairstyles and your sissy's hair!! And holy rockin' calves girl, they look mighty defined!
    Glad you're back and enjoyed FL!

  36. i swear i need a lesson for those super pretty up-dos. can it involve wine too? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  37. The cupcase is a great idea! How did I not know about those sooner?!?

  38. Kate says:

    Really happy to see you back, I love your blog. Your closet looks amazing. I see you also have the book on elegance – which doesn't surprise me as you always look so pretty with such well put together outfits.

  39. Becky says:

    Love your suit jacket! Who is it by?

  40. I'm living your black dress you wore for the awards ceremony. Could you please share where it's from? I have so many wedding events this year an it would be perfect for a lot of them. Thanks! xoxo

  41. Kasey Lynne says:

    You are the queen of hair girlfriend! Those styles that you did on your sista are SO cute!!

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