Friday Favorites 5.12.17

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05/12/2017 20 Comments

Happy Friday!!

This week was a whirlwind after getting home from the conference. I want to start off with a quick note about a huge favorite from the week.

A family friend who is volunteering with Make-a-Wish asked if I would dress up as Belle during a little girl’s send off party this past week. This little girl was so excited to head to Disney World and meet ALL the princesses. I was so happy to be apart of her day and put a smile on her face.  It reminded me that I need to incorporate more giving and volunteering in my life because you get so much out of it.

TBEX

I had a great experience meeting new people from travel bloggers to industry leaders at TBEX North America. If you missed my takeaways from the experience or are curious about what goes on at a blogging conference check out my TBEX post here.

Samantha Brown

Excuse the awful expression on my face lol

I can’t believe I wasn’t familiar with Samantha Brown’s work before this weekend. She has been a host with the travel channel for 15 years and a frequent visitor to the Oprah Show and Today show. She now owns her own production company and is producing travel content the way she wants to! Her keynote speech really resonated with me and she may be my new favorite person. Clearly we are on the same wave length in this picture 😉 I was so excited to find out she too practice improv in her 20s.

Huntsville

I’m not going to get into all the details here, look for my post on Monday, but Huntsville is pretty cool! I was so happy to experience this small American city with so much history. I’m adding it to my summer road trip destination’s list, especially if you have young children, since it’s on the way from Nashville.

TOMS!

I’ve always been a fan of Toms, but I think I found a new style to love. The classic Espadrille slip on is comfortable and goes well with all my roll up jeans for spring. I am getting my miles out of these so far!

Estee Lauder Lipsticks

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile then you know my love for BiteBeauty when it comes to lipstick. However, this week I found two new loves from Lancome, Pink Parafait and Neutral. I forgot to take a picture of them but I’m wearing both actually in my picture above as Belle. ****updated picture below wearing them! They are moisturizing, long-lasting and vibrant, everything I want in a lipstick 🙂
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I hope everyone has a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend! I can’t wait to shower my mama and grandma with some love 🙂

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20 Comments

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    Biana

    05/12/2017

    So many great things to comment on in your post!! First of all =, how absolutely sweet that you were able to dress up for that girls send of to Disney – so amazing!! Love that you had a great time at the conference and I’m seriously loving those toms – the color is just fabulous!! Have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/12/2017

      Thanks Biana! I know isn’t the color for the TOMS perfect?! Have a great weekend 🙂

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    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    05/12/2017

    I have never tried Toms but I have a few bobs which are the sketchers version of Toms and so comfy! I bet you just made the little girl’s day, dressing up as Belle.

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/12/2017

      I haven’t tried bobs but I would look into them since I like TOMS so much. Have a great weekend!

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    Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    05/12/2017

    That conference sounded like such a blast! So glad you got to go! And absolutely loving those Toms! SO cute and perfect for spring/summer!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/12/2017

      Yes it was really inspiring! Have a great weekend Pamela!

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    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    05/12/2017

    I love that you dressed up as Belle for that little girl I am sure it made her day. Yes to finding the right color lipstick 🙂

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/12/2017

      Thanks Deborah! Lipstick might be the most important thing to get right, right?!

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    Kasi

    05/12/2017

    It’s so sweet that you dressed up as Belle! I also love Toms, I’ve only had their classic styles but those look really cute.

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/12/2017

      Thanks Kasi! I was excited to find a new style of TOMS too!

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    Kimberly G

    05/12/2017

    I’ve heard a lot of great things abound Toms. I will have to check them out!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/12/2017

      Yes you should Kimberly! They are an easy shoe for every day wear!

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    Bri @ My Life As...

    05/12/2017

    That’s so sweet that you dressed up as Belle!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/12/2017

      Thanks Bri! Have a great weekend 🙂

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    Claudia

    05/12/2017

    I don’t have any Estee Lauder lipsticks, I’ll have to look into these!

    – Claudia
    http://www.justalittleblush.com/

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/12/2017

      I was pretty surprised with how much I liked both colors I bought. Have a great weekend!

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    Megan @ Meg Go Run

    05/13/2017

    I never really like those TOMS shoes but your Espadrilles are cute! I could see myself in those. That is so sweet that you played Belle for the little girl. Did she believe you were really a princess?

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/13/2017

      She is a very shy girl so she didn’t really say, but we sat and colored for awhile and I read her a book. There were other children there so they were interested in playing with us too. I was happy to be there!

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    Caitlin | Beauty & Colour

    05/14/2017

    Hope you had a great weekend! Love Toms btw 🙂

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      05/19/2017

      Thanks girl! Hope you have a great weekend!

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