Camping Hunt Preschool Activity and Backyard Campout Ideas

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Backyard Campout Ideas for Familes

I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge camper. Since being married, we have camped annually at a family reunion and that has been about the extent of my camping adventures for the past eight years. Last summer, we wanted to try camping in our backyard before family reunion came around so that our four year old could get used to the idea of sleeping in a tent. Family reunion was her first real camping experience and we wanted to be totally prepared for it. I have heard of people taking their camp trailers to camping locations close to their home for the first time each season as kind of a trial run for the year. I loved that idea! It is a great way to make sure you have everything you will need when the time comes to actually go camping.

Backyard camping is the perfect solution for our family right now. We are still a pretty young family and are still getting the hang of things in the camping world. Since our first backyard campout, it has become a favorite of ours. There are a few things that can make backyard camping special. [Read more…]

Styling the Levi’s 711 Skinny Jeans

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Levi’s® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I know I just told you about my quest to find the perfect jeans. At the end of my quest, I discovered that the Levi’s® 711 Skinny Jeans are officially some of the best jeans I have ever tried on! I absolutely loved the fit of every wash that I tried on, but I decided to go out of my comfort zone and get a light wash. I typically go for dark washes, but I wanted to try new things and go with the light wash that is distressed. I love them! I loved hearing your feedback about the outfit that I put together before when I first got back from Macy’s with them and it sounds like a lot of you have gone and tried these jeans on for yourself!

Levi's 711 Skinny Jeans Distressed on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Wearing Black in the Spring

Photography by: Stayc Smart Photography. This post contains affiliate links.

I have a confession to make. I love black. As much as I love color, I am a true black loving girl. When I was in beauty school, the dress code was all black all of the time. I would hear girls complain about having to wear black everyday, but I didn’t mind at all. I felt like I was totally in my element. When I was put in the honor program, I got to wear black and white. I love black and white together almost as much as I love black by itself. What I am getting to is that I have always been a fan of black and no matter what time of year it is, I will be wearing black! I think there are definitely appropriate and inappropriate ways to wear black in different seasons. I want to teach you how to wear black in the spring.

Black Fringe Top on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Getting Travel Ready

This post was sponsored by Amopé™ as part of an influencer activation for the #AmopeCrowd and Socialstars™. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, but all opinions are my own.

Travel Essentials on www.girllovesglam.com

Summertime is just around the corner and that means travel season is coming for me too. The summer is always full of travel plans for me and it feels like it makes the summer go by way too quickly. I love to travel, so I don’t mind how short the summer feels when that means that I get to visit family and enjoy trying new things.  [Read more…]

Quest for the perfect jeans

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Levi’s®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Finding the perfect jeans can basically feel like an impossible task sometimes. It seems like I can’t ever find the perfect combination of fit, wash, and style. Shopping for jeans used to be one form of torture to me. I always left feeling broken and hopeless. I have always struggled to find jeans that fit my body the way I want them to fit. I know I am not alone when I say that. I am happy to report that my quest is over! I went to Macy’s and tried on the newLevi’s® 711 Skinny jeans. Levi’s Brand has always been a favorite of mine because of their iconic, classic, effortless cool style.

girl loves glam levis [Read more…]

Floral and Polka Dot Acrylic Makeup Case

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Need a great Mother’s Day gift idea? Mother’s Day can be hard holiday to shop for because you want your gift to be thoughtful. The problem is a lot of thoughtful gifts aren’t necessarily things that mom can use. I love the idea of combining both a practical gift with something thoughtful that she will love. That’s why I decided to cover a clear acrylic makeup case with vinyl to turn it into a floral and polka dot makeup holder and fill it with some of my favorite beauty products as the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Floral Polka Dot Makeup Organizer

I think the best gifts to give are the ones that you would love to receive yourself. I know that I would love to receive this as a gift! It was really easy to make, so I will probably be making a duplicate for my own bathroom counter as well! To make your own you need… [Read more…]

Dressed Up Spring

This post was sponsored by Payless Shoe Source. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Photography by: Stayc Smart Photography

As much as I love a practical outfit, I love a good dressy outfit such as much. Before I became a mom, I would dress up for no occasion at all. I love dressing up! Although I am not dressing up for no reason anymore, I still like to have plenty of dressy options available. I think the fact that I don’t get dressed up as often makes the times when I am able to get dressed up even more special!

Dressed up for spring on www.girllovesglam.com

One thing that I love about dressing up is the opportunity to bring new textures to an outfit. Wearing lace isn’t something that I do day to day. I always seem to get it caught on things when I wear it often. When I wear lace, I like to have it on something that I wear for special occasions, like this skirt. I’m pretty much head over heels for this skirt and can’t wait to pair it with many tops this season. [Read more…]

The Mom’s Guide to a Spring Outfit

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Modest Spring Outfit Idea on www.girllovesglam.com

You know when you are walking through the grocery store and you see a mom pushing a shopping cart and she is wearing stiletto heels, her outfit looks slightly uncomfortable, and she looks like it took her hours to get ready? Or the mom who you also see in the same store who is wearing her pajamas at 3 pm? I admit I have been both of those moms at the grocery store. When I first became a mom, I had a hard time really defining my style. I wanted to dress a little more maturely than I had before, but I didn’t want to dress like a soccer mom or a frumpy mom. After a lot of trial and error, I came up with the perfect outfit equation for myself.

Spring Outfit on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Love Your Legs!

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The sun is finally showing itself and the time has come to break out the shorts and skirts! If you are anything like me, your legs have been a little ignored. When my legs are constantly covered up by jeans, I don’t give them the same love and attention I do when I know they will be able to soak up some sun! I am so excited because I partnered with Schick to take the 7 day shave challenge for my legs!

Schick Hydro Silk Skintimate on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Bring out the Bold

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Being bold hasn’t always been a strength of mine. It is a trait that I admired in others for a long time before I felt confident in myself to try to be bold in my own ways. I wouldn’t say that I have ever been considered a shy person, but I definitely had moments of insecurity that became debilitating. It wasn’t until I really learned to love and accept myself for who I am that I was more willing to be bold and try new things.

First 10K on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]