Let Freedom Ring


And let the memorial day sales commence! Not only is Memorial Day for remembering the fallen, it’s also thanking them for giving us our FREEDOM. Anyone can do anything anytime they want to in this country because of the brave men and women that fought FOR us. And I want to shop Memorial Day sales!

In the picture above and below, I’ve got my Pacsun white swimmers:: TOP HERE & BOTTOMS HERE. This weekend Pacsun has BOGO50% and I just ordered a new suit for my girl’s day boating trip in a couple weeks! ALSO, IF YOU USE THE CODE:: DADSGRADS  IT GIVES YOU $20 OFF!! I just used it this morning, so it definitely works! My swim cover-up is from TJMaxx and the brand is Saint Tropez West-I couldn’t find it on either TJMaxx website or the Saint website. ((Insert sad face)) BUT, I found cute ones here:: $24.99!! & $19.99!!

Unfortunately, my beach bag is out of stock. But if I find it somewhere else, I will post it again! But, we all know how I feel about my Tory Burch Flip Flops! My rose gold ones are still out of stock, BUT, they have gold ones HERE and I NEED them.

And my tumber is from Glittersips on Etsy. You can find it HERE. It looks like they are in the process of moving, so the shop is closed until July. I just ordered another tumber from Twinkle Twinkle Lil’ Jar and you can find them HERE. SO CUTE.

In my tumbler, I have my Teami Blends Energy Tea ((I waited for the berries and tea leafs to brew in the hot water, then filtered out the tea water, added ice, and added lemon slices for additional flavor)). I have a Teami Tumbler that has a built in filter to filter out the tea leaves…but I wanted to use my new Glittersips Tumbler. I LOVE this tea SO much. It’s all natural and SO good for you!! The Detox plan ((Skinny Tea & Colon Cleanse)) is Teami’s most desired product. I’ve had multiple people use my personal code :: KateTea for 10% off and have already seen results!! Check out the website for more info! **THIS WEEKEND TEAMI IS OFFERING 30% OFF AS WELL**  TEAMI BLENDS

Here are some other GREAT Memorial Day Sale Events!::

Also, these are a necessity this weekend::


Enjoy your long weekend, my friends!



Meanwhile Back At Mama’s


…it’s cold and rainy. ((That’s how the song goes, right?)) But seriously, it’s SO GOOD TO BE HOME. I’m up in my mom’s office right now in the loft and I hear my stepdad snoring on the couch, my “little” brother is clanking around downstairs with his giant giant-ness ((he’s 20 years old and 6’5″)), mom is in the kitchen making something that may or may not be edible when she’s done, the dog is barking at nothing because the old man is going blind, I’m drinking a LARGE cup of coffee ((I thought it was a cute over-sized coffee cup but I was informed that it’s a soup bowl)), and overlooking the vast acreage of green horse pastures in the large “A” frame window. Home. Now, it wouldn’t be home if it wasn’t cloudy, cold, and raining. So, here we are, wearing a sweater and chunky socks…in May. ((Nashville, I secretly miss your humidity))

In the meantime back at mama’s, I get to wear cute sweaters that I got on sale because only the north is still sweater weather. This one that I wore today to Mother’s Day lunch with my family is one of my new favorites. How cute is it?! Cold shoulder tops is all the rage right now this spring/summer and I was able to find this adorable one for my time here in NY! And you all know how I feel about bows!!

This sweater is SO soft and the tie shoulders are high quality and you can make them as loose or as tight as you want to. You can find it here :: TopShop Bow Shoulder  For size reference, I’m wearing a size 4. It’s a little baggy on me but that’s the way it should be-it goes great with a pair of black leggings! ((Which is what I’m wearing now))

I also found this cute sweater that also has cut out shoulders with a bow::

  • Loft Cold Shoulder Sweater -I got the green one and it’s such a pretty color. I’m getting the pink one! It’s so soft and so warm! For size reference, I got a Small and it fits true to size. Again, you can tighten or loosen the shoulders as you want!


So another thing that I want to share with you all, I recently partnered with Teami Blends. Teami is a company that was started by 3 friends that had 20+ years experience with mixing loose leaf teas, marketing, graphic design, and web development. So they decided to start a company with good, all-natural tea that aids in weight loss, cleanse, and natural energy that ACTUALLY WORKS! I heard about Teami through social media, ordered some to try, and was pleasantly surprised at the results. Now, I was blessed genetically with a small figure so I didn’t get the tea to help with weight-loss but my goal was to decrease bloating ((especially during my lady time of the month)), kick out toxins, and help decrease my caffeine intake. I use the skinny tea and also the energy tea every morning and I have already seen a HUGE difference. The only reason that I’m drinking coffee right now is because I was up all night at a concert and let’s face it, I’m not 20 anymore, so my body can’t handle it and I needed a little extra boost.

As for the skinny tea and colon cleanse, Teami has received thousands of responses of how it helped people lose those stubborn inches around their waist. Now, peeps, don’t think that if you drink this tea it’s going to make you a size 0 overnight, because it wont. What it does is boosts your metabolism, boosts your immune system, and naturally raises your energy levels so you can work out longer! This works WITH exercise and a healthy diet. I’ve had a few people order the 30-Day challenge so I will post how their experiences are! If you use my code :: KateTea  it will give you an additional 10% OFF! Let me know if you have any questions about it!! Check out the ingredient list on each tea!   I’ll post it again:: Teami Blends




I’m A Queen Crowned By My Curls


RIGHT?! Anyone else feel this way when their hair looks good?? I recently started using this shampoo and conditioner and it. is. to. die. for. You start off with taking a hair quiz-they ask you what kind of hair you have ((curly, straight, oily, dry, etc)), then select 5 hair goals ((shine, color protection, volume, frizz-control, etc)), and then select the COLOR you want and also the SCENT ((you can also get scent free if you’re sensitive to smells)). HOW AWESOME. And I can honestly say that it works! And it’s cheaper then the Wella shampoo and conditioner I used to use. It’s cruelty free, paraben free, and 100% zero toxins. Become a queen:: Function of Beauty  .

As for the scents, Grapefruit Hibiscus is my fav. I recently just got a new shipment and I tried the Sandalwood Violet and it smells a little too “dude” for me. Should of known with sandalwood. Duh. If you don’t end up loving this stuff as much as I do, they offer a 100% refund within 30 days! Can’t go wrong.

I’ve gotten multiple complements on the waves in my hair. I’d love to say that they’re natural…but that’d be a huge, fat lie. Wasn’t blessed with that gene. BUT, the good Lord DID bless me with a curling wand. ((Can I get a hallelujah??)) The one that I use:: T3 Whirl Trio. Okay, don’t let the price scare you. It’s pricey, yes, but I’ve used MANY different curling wands and straighteners and this one is the only one that lasts! My curls and waves last all day! It has three interchangeable wands for different styles. LOVE. Sometimes Ulta will have a sale ((I’ve seen it up to 50% OFF once)). So, keep an eye out if you want it but can afford it right now. Also, check out either eBay or Poshmark to find good deals on one! Don’t waste your money on other crap that won’t last ((the T3 has a 2 year warranty too!))

For those EXTRA hot and humid days ((NY only has like 2 days a year like that)) that I’ve experienced while living in Nashville, I need a little something somethin to help with the frizzy fly-aways. My go-to is Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray. This adds a little extra shine and a little hold ((it’s a hairspray but it doesn’t have extreme hold, just enough to keep the stubborn hairs down)).






Bow Down


That’s right. Bow. Anyone else LOVE bows?! I’m a sucker for anything bow. This post is all bout them.

This sweater that I’m wearing is so soft, so cute, and comes in 4 different colors. You can find :: HERE .It’s so cute and it can be dressed up or dressed down. I’m currently wearing it with leggings and went grocery shopping. YOLO. The life of adulting. Again, so cute, and only $49! Listed are some other bow things that I have and love::