I’m all about the pool vibes now that it’s finally warm enough to hang outside. It’s getting me in the party spirit and I’ve pulled together three amazing pool party themes to try this summer. Get your balloon and floaty pumps ready!
1. Flamingo Pool Party
Of course for a flamingo themed pool party we have to have a giant flamingo float. I wanted to keep the flamingos more subtle but I found these flamingo plates and this flamingo punch bowl (!!) that I’m so obsessed with. Plus, a clear beach ball with pink feathers add a nice themed touch without over doing it. How fun are those?! Lastly, I’d put together a nice Cucumber watermelon cocktail for my guests and serve it up in these custom globe cups. I love some good balloon decor so I’d either have a big balloon garland made in light pink/white or for a more cost effective option, blow up the large balloons with helium and float them around your outside space at different heights to create a dynamic look.
2. Retro Pool Party
Red Lips Float / Large Pink Balloons / Large Red Balloons / Flamingo Plate / White Beach Ball / Pink Stripe Beach Ball / Disco Cups / Custom Napkins / Malibu Barbie Pool Float / Flamingo Punch Bowl / Red Heart Glasses
3. Cool Coastal Pool Party
Keep it fun with a retro themed pool party. I again had to bring in the flamingo plates and punch bowl because I love them that much. I’m seriously considering buying them for my future backyard pool. The red lips and Malibu Barbie pool float are just to die for and really bring this party theme together! I’m super into this pale pink and red color scheme and what better way to explore them than a fun party?
Keepin it cool on the coast. A more laid back vibe, but still a killer party theme. Just imagine this shell floaty floating along in your pool! The cool coastal party theme is all about chill vibes and games, so bringing in corn hole or beach volleyball are how I’d really solidify the theme.
I’d love to see how your summer pool parties turn out! Tag me on Instagram @kaylin_jeanette
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I’ve been working from home for quite some time now and I can honestly say I love it. How I used to get fully ready, pack lunch and commute 30 minutes to work IN AN OFFICE before 9:00AM, I’ll never know. After working from home now for over 2 years, I’ve gained some tips and tricks I’d love to share with you.
#1 Set Up a Morning Routine
Setting up a morning routine and habits has been crucial for my WFH productivity. I have a few variations that I alternate between depending on my workload that day and how I feel when I wake up. But, the habits that I’ve established for my morning are always the same: coffee (duh), physical activity, cleaning, and getting ready for the day.
What my typical morning looks like:
- Make coffee and start some laundry
- Walk Rookie (sometimes we take our walk to Starbucks to get coffee)
- Workout (some days this is just walking for an hour)
- Shower and get ready for the day
- Clean up the apartment
- Light a candle and start working
#2 Schedule Breaks and Time To Get Out of The House
This is really big for me because I’m very guilty of getting in the zone and not moving from my desk for hours. There have been days where I haven’t even stepped outside so I try to be really intentional about adding it into my schedule. For me, this is something as simple as running to the grocery store, taking rookie on a walk, or grabbing myself a small treat. No matter what this looks like for you, I think it’s important to remind ourselves that life exists beyond our desks. Beyond just getting out of the house, taking a short break is really great for your mind. I always come back with a clear head and ready to tackle the next chunk of my work day.
#3 Set Boundaries With Your Time
If you’re someone who tends to work until 9 or 10PM every night, it’s time to set some boundaries. It’s so easy to do, especially when you really care about your work. But, setting boundaries with yourself about your time is super freeing and allows you to feel like you still have a life outside of work. Something I’ve done to help with this is time blocking my calendar with all of my daily tasks. By doing this I’m able to see how much work I can realistically fit into a day, and prioritize the most urgent items. If you can’t fit it into your day but it’s still super urgent you’ll know that it’s time to ask for some support from those you work with.
#4 Have a Set Up That Works For You
Whether it’s your kitchen table, couch or desk, it’s really important to have a designated place to get your work done. Before I had an actual desk, I had a work from home “kit” that I would bring on and off the couch or table during my working hours. When I’m not working, the kit goes away.
My work from home set up:
- Standing desk
- Comfortable chair
- Monitor riser
- Laptop stand (I also take this with me when I travel)
- Mouse pad
- Pen holders
- Great candle (I’ve been loving Kascading Light and love their subscription option)
- Lotion (I usually pick one up from TJ Maxx)
- Cord organizers (LOVE these for helping to hide cords)
- Lap desk (for when I want to move over to the couch)
On the wishlist:
#5 Plan Fun Activities Throughout The Week (Not Just On The Weekend)
Having something to look forward to is sometimes crucial in getting through the day. This could be something like watching your favorite show, making a fun meal, or (often for me) opening your packages that are at the door. One of the perks of working from home is the extra time you gain and the flexibility. So take advantage of it!
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I can’t tell you how over the cold I am. I’m at the point where I’ll just start wearing sandals and let my toes freeze because I need the warm weather to come! I’m sharing 6 cute spring outfit ideas to get us all in the Spring spirit and hopefully encourage the sun to come out!
#1 – My Spring Uniform
I’ll be living in this all Spring long. Trench coats are the hottest season trend and I love it because it doubles as a rain coat. Paired with the most classic outfit ever – a white tee and jeans. Plus, a little spice with the Gucci sandals.
#2 Slightly More Fancy
#3 A Little Bit of Color
I’ve been trying to add a little more color into my life and I’m starting with a baby blue blazer. Mine is from H&M in Barcelona, but this one is a very similar color.
#4 A Puffer Vest
#5 So Simple
Comfy jean shorts and an oversized crewneck. Perfect for an out and about day.
#6 Keep it Casual
How about a super casual spring outfit? A pair of jeans and a graphic tee can go a long way. I added these cute rain boots from Amazon.
If you try out any of the spring outfits, tag my on Instagram @kaylin_jeanette I’d love to see!
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The Super Bowl is definitely a big deal in our house. But, I’m really just here for the outfits. I’ve put together 7 super bowl outfits to try out whether you’re going to the game or hanging out with friends. All of these outfits can be switched around in color so you can rep your favorite team and I wanted to use items that can be very versatile in your wardrobe. There’s no need to go out and purchase a whole outfit! Use what you have, and maybe get yourself a fun accessory. If I could recommend one it’s a clear bag from Game Day Fitted. Guys, I am so obsessed with these cute clear bags! They are amazing quality, stadium approved and you don’t have to ruin your outfit with an ugly clear bag! I’ll be using mine every season from here on out! Plus, they’re good to have for concerts, festivals or anything else that might have a clear bag policy.
1. Leather Jacket
The perfect outfit that’s just the right amount of edgy and sporty.
This crop top from revolve comes in multiple colors and is a great way to add some color to your look. I wear these jeans everyday and I swear these Amazon heels are the best heels ever. The baseball cap brings in a casual vibe to the look which I love.
2. Football jersey
We’re not talking frat boy with a jersey and a hoodie here…
Hands down my favorite look. I love a dressed down blazer fit and who’s to say we can’t bring that to game day?
I love an oversized blazer like this one from Show Pony. It’s perfect to elevate a jean look and whether it’s for a game or not! I’m really into this vintage t-shirt look and I wear these black booties all the time!
Simple. Classic. Versatile. You can’t go wrong with this understated game day look.
You can never go wrong with a white t-shirt and a good pair of jeans. A super easy way to add color and rep your favorite team is to add a colored crewneck like this one. I’ve said it 12 times and I’ll say it again. I love these Amazon heels.
5. Super casual
It doesn’t get more casual than this! Well… maybe sweats but we’re not wearing that to a football game.
This is such an easy look! You probably have all of these items in your closet already. I love this vintage crewneck paired with something casual like jean shorts. White sneakers are always a good idea, especially if you plan to be on your feet all day.
6. Leather Skirt
A very edgy football game look if I ever saw one! Plus this skirt is under $20 on Amazon.
7. Sweater dress
A cute vibe that’s also very versatile!
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*Read to the end for the BEST Christmas Tree decor hack ever!!
This is my first year having a life-sized Christmas tree and I couldn’t be more excited. But, since we won’t be in this apartment much longer I didn’t want to spend too much money on the tree decor. I was feeling a little bit of a boho vibe this year, so I set off to create a really pretty boho Christmas tree under $35 – which was all the cash I had in my pocket.
I didn’t go into this project with a specific look, and when that happens I like to go browsing until I find one piece that inspires me. I found this ribbon at Michael’s and my jaw DROPPED. I knew I had to have it and use it on my tree. And from there, everything else fell into place.
One of the best Christmas tree decor hacks is to use picks to fill in the sparce places on your tree. I knew pampas grass would complement the ribbon really well so after searching EVERYWHERE I finally found this pampas on Amazon and I am beyond impressed! It lasts for years so I plan to keep it in my home decor inventory for as long as I can.
After that the rest was so easy. I found these clear and frosted ornaments under $4 at Walmart, and I made some DIY boho ornaments (tutorial here) to bring in some of the white I knew I would be using in the tree skirt.
Okay – and then comes the best Christmas tree hack I have ever seen. A blanket as a tree skirt. It’s GENIUS! It’s free and it looks so so good. I hate tree skirts anyways because I don’t like that there is this space between the bottom of the tree and the skirt. I had this blanket from Target that just isn’t very comfortable anymore but looks really cool and I knew it was the perfect addition.
And that’s my tree! I’m so in love with it I just can’t stop staring. I want it lit every second of the day! All the items I used for this tree are linked below. If you try out something similar for your tree, tag me on Instagram @Kaylin_Jeanette. I would love to see what you come up with!
Ribbon (the best ribbon ever)
Frosted Ornaments (I found a smaller pack in-store)
Gold Cedar Leaves Pick (the perfect finisher)
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- I took a Pinterest course.
I took the Perfecting Pinterest course by Sophia Lee and let me tell ya – that was the best course I have ever taken (and I’ve taken ALOT). She shows you exactly how she grew her Pinterest account and how she drive thousands of page views to her site through Pinterest. I truly learned so much from her and I wouldn’t be where I am without this course. I have a special affiliate link here if you want to sign up – and I HIGHLY recommend you do! She also has a blogging course that I plan to take in the future.
- SEO SEO SEO.
If you haven’t heard of SEO yet, it stands for Search Engine Optimization. Sophia talks about this in her Pinterest course, but it’s one of the biggest aspects of growing ANYTHING online. If google or Pinterest don’t know what you’re post is about, they won’t show it to people, it’s as simple as that. You want to make sure that you’re using language throughout your blog and Pinterest pins (or anything you’re posting) that are in line with what people will be searching for. If Pinterest knows your blog post is about 3 Winter Outfits to try This Year, they’re going to put it at the top of the page for someone who is searching for winter outfits.
Tailwind has also been so so helpful in growing my Pinterest. It allows you to pin and repin posts without having to actually do anything. The more posts you have going live, the higher the chance of someone seeing it, and the more your monthly views will go up. If you want to sign up, I have a referral link here that gives us both $15 towards a subscription – win win!
- Idea Pins
Besides taking Sophia’s blogging course, creating Idea pins has been the top reason my Pinterest has grown so much. My top two pins are idea pins and I’m getting upwards of 10,000 views on both of them, and it continues to grow. The lesson here is to always do the new thing. If Pinterest releases a new feature or a new way for creators to post, USE IT! They want you to. So if you’re doing what they want, they’ll put your posts in front of people so that they’ll use it too.
Pinterest can be really daunting, but if you play your cards right, you can drive massive traffic to your website or blog with it. Be consistent, use your keywords and keep posting!
I hope this is helpful for you and if you have any questions on how to grow your Pinterest, please let me know in the comments!
(see how I added the keyword “how to grow your Pinterest” in there – that’s a secret example of how to use SEO!)
- I took a Pinterest course.
One of the most fun gifts to put together is a Christmas Stocking. If you need some ideas to get that stocking full, here are over 70 stocking stuffer ideas for the women in your life! Stocking stuffers are also great for last minute gifts or when you don’t know what to get someone. get a bunch of small things and put them together in a bag or cute basket!
- Electric lighter – best purchase I’ve ever made.
- The Kristen Ess Perfume lasts forever and is under $30
- Claw Clips
- Nail Polish – Essie gel is the best out there
- A cute sleeping mask
- Bath bombs
- Under eye masks – My favorite are these from Sky Iceland and they usually go on sale
- A good book – I’m really into The Guest List right now
- These beanies from Slouch Headware make a great gift in general
- A scarf – if you REALLY need to stuff the stocking
- Luggage tag for the world traveller
- Personalized coasters
- Catchall tray with their initials
- Wine stopper – the possibilities here are endless and these can be super personal
- Coffee mug
- Hand cream – Target usually has cute travel sized ones around the Holidays!
- Stainless steel straws, bonus points if they come with a case like these
- Bath salts
- A bottle of matches is great for your hostess friend
- Candle snuffer
- Candle wick clippers
- Gold cheese knife set for that one friend who always brings a cheeseboard to the party
- Jade roller
- Leather key chain
- Leather phone strap
- Personalized phone card case
- Letter stickers they can stick on anything
- AirPods case
- Face masks (the good for your skin kind)
- Manual coffee grinder for the coffee snob in your life
- A good bag of coffee from a local coffee shop
- Napkin holder
- Cute napkins
- Personalized pill case
- Jewelry cleaner
- Cozy socks
- Cuticle oil
- Travel mirror – this one has a light which is great!
- Travel hairbrush (it’s a thing)
- Phone ring light
- Shower speaker
- This handmade ring dish from Susan Gordon Pottery
- This 4 in one makeup brush is maybe one of the best things that’s ever been in my stocking
- I swear by these wine filters. They keep my face from getting flush and prevent hangovers!
- Ice roller – it might sound silly but everyone needs one
- Gold name necklace
- Gold initial necklace
- Birthstone ring
- Fidget ring
- State necklace
- The earring company Studs is a great option! They have really cute single stud earrings that make a perfect stocking stuffer!
- Bottle of wine, with a custom label
- Travel jewelry case
- Custom name earrings
- Face masks (the kind that aren’t good for your skin, these silk ones are the best!)
- Gift cards
- Tappered candles (for your hostess friend who always throws a good party)
- Gold beaded bracelets
- Sunglass chain
- Gold mask chain
- Cable organizers
- Lip mask
- Dry shampoo– The Living Proof one is THE BEST.
- iPhone stand
- Leather gloves – these are 60% off right now!
- Phone case
- Portable charger
- Makeup remover wipes
- Fun earrings
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I usually never decorate for Halloween. I’m more of a fall/pumpkin decor kinda gal. But, I wanted to do at least a little something this year without spending too much (well really any) money. And so, these 3 cheap diy halloween decor ideas were born. They’re also all super easy!
- Flying Bats
This one is my favorite! To create these I used a bat icon on Canva.com, and cut it out on construction paper using my Cricut. If you don’t have a Cricut you can also just print out an image of a bat and use it as an outline to cut them out by hand on black construction paper. I also made tiny bats to use in the guest bathroom!
2. Tassel Ghosts
Another super super easy idea. All you do is use a tassel maker to make white tassels and then add eyes! SO easy! I used a sharpie but you could also glue on construction paper or anything else really! After I made all the tassels, I strung them together and hung just below my TV.
3. Free Halloween Printables
My all time favorite decor hack is using matted picture frames. You can change out the photo inside for every season or holiday making it super versatile! I have these cheap pictures frames from Amazon and they’re great! I like this particularly because the backs are easy to get off, so changing out the photos isn’’t hard on your nails.
I made these printables in canva at a size 5”x8” and simply printed them out on cardstock and put them in my frames. Viola! You can create your own super easily or download my free printables here.
If you re-create any of these please tag me on Instagram @kaylin_jeanette. I’d love to see your own creations!
- Flying Bats
I’ve been a vest girl for… forever. I’ve always loved them! In high school I think I had about 10 colors (I’ve since narrowed it down to only the most important ones) but I don’t think I’ll ever give them up! When we moved to Fort Lauderdale, I almost donated all of them and I’m so glad I didn’t. Now I finally have a reason and the right weather to wear them!
Vests are truly the best outfit piece because of the pockets. It makes everything 10x more convenient! Every year I have to clean out the pockets because I’ll inevitably leave a tube of lipstick in one of the pockets of each vest! In high school I actually used to keep them there because I would match the lipstick to each specific vest… can you say obsessed?
In honor of it being vest season and my favorite clothing item, here are 3 vest outfits to try this fall.
This casual vest outfit is probably my favorite way to wear a vest! Pairing it with sneakers and joggers can give you a nice sporty vibe. I’ve worn this outfit many many times. This long sleeve t-shirt from Gap is probably 6 years old and it is still amazing! I have it in 4 colors. My black vest is from H&M but it’s only sold in stores. So, if you can’t get your hands on it, this Zara vest is very similar!
Another outfit I’ve worn on repeat for years! This is my favorite sweater of all time and I find any excuse to wear it! I also remember being obsessed with this J.Crew vest and when I finally got it for Christmas one year I was beyond excited. I’ve worn it at least 100 times. The camel boots are sadly old from target but I found these VERY similar ones from Nordstrom Rack!
Another casual look, but the black booties help elevate it just a little! This vest is years old from Old Navy and unfortunately no longer sold. But I did find a similar one at Zara.
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Not how we wanted This game to turn out… but at least the fit was cute!
I wanted something a lIttle more elevated this week but also wanted to keep it pretty casual wiTh these abercrombie jeans! I’m so into the casual Blazer look and i’m 100% bringing Out more looks like this this fall!
The shirt was so so easy to make with my cricut. I added sparkly letters for a little something extra! You can make it Pretty easily or shoot me a dm on instagram and i can whip one up for ya!
These black booties were the pErfEct lIttle addition and they’re very walkable!! I walked so much today and my feEt still feel pretty good!