Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Lifestyle Favorites for July

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I don’t think that I have ever done a favorites post in the history of Townsend House, but I am going to change that today.  Over the past several days, there have been a few items that I have picked up recently that I am absolutely loving and so I wanted to share them with you.

This will definitely be a hodge podge of items, but I am going to try and narrow it down so as not to overwhelm you all!

This past weekend Emma and I went back to school shopping.  It was a lot of fun.  I tend to stay out of the stores because we are working the Dave Ramsey plan to become debt free, and I really enjoy shopping.  I find that if I remove myself from actually wandering the shops, I do much better budget wise!  However, this weekend was a time to splurge.


We started off at Old Navy, and Emma and I found the cutest little Faux Leather Booties for Emma.  They are so cute!  There was a little pile of them, and when Emma was admiring them in the mirror, I noticed there was a very large pair and decided to try them on.  They fit perfectly, and were so comfortable, I knew that I needed to purchase matching booties for Mama and Daughter.  Perhaps it is a silly thing, but we both really liked them.  They are Emma’s first “heels” and I thought it was cute that we could share a love of shoes by purchasing matching pairs.


The next place we went was a store I have never seen or heard of (and this might show my non-shopping-ness recently) – Charming Charlie.  It was this gorgeous store with beautiful purses and bags, accessories galore, and the rose gold watches were absolutely to die for.  I thought for sure everything would be out of my price range, surprisingly they were incredibly affordable, at least in my mind.

I ended up purchasing this lovely Lockbox Square Satchel for $39!  It was exactly what I have been looking for, for quite some time actually.  I needed a new bag that I could fit more “stuff” into.  A long time ago I thought that if I just had a small bag, I could keep it organized.  And that probably worked pre-kids, but now, not so much.  Now, when the kids and I go out, I often take my Erin Condren Life Planner and if it is school related I need my Erin Condren Teacher Planner.  But, I didn’t have a bag large enough to fit these two planners, plus wallet and snacks and other items the kids need.  This bag checked all the boxes, and is super cute as well.


The next item on my list is actually something I received in my POPSUGAR Must Have Box a couple months ago.  I am not a huge makeup person, but I do love to have a few things on hand.  One of them is mascara.  However, I always laugh at the claims of creating longer, fuller lashes – because my lashes are not long, nor full, and these miracle mascaras never seem to work. 

Enter Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara, the first time I put it on, I actually laughed because I had said how much I didn’t trust mascara claims in a video.  Surprise surprise, it actually worked this time!  I love this mascara.  It goes on really well, doesn’t clump (I don’t like that), and definitely makes my lashes look longer, not an easy feat.  So definitely excited about this one!


The next item is also face related – it is the Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash.  I have never taken great care of my skin, and I am incredibly lucky to have pretty good skin.  However, as I am getting a bit older *ahem* I realized that I needed to start trying a little bit more.  I found this Pacifica Face Wash, and wanted to try it out.  Finding something free of sulfates is important to me.  Also finding something that is gentle on my sensitive skin is important.  Plus, this smells divine!

I am big on reading, and unless you were hiding under a rock, you will know that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released on July 31st.  I am a bit obsessed with Harry Potter ever since I read the series in college.  I plowed through the script pretty quickly, and definitely enjoyed it.  I was hoping for a lot more detail and something much longer, but since it was a script for a play, I knew going in it wouldn’t be the same as reading books 1-7.  I definitely enjoyed seeing what the gang was up to, and to see the dynamic of the children.  I think that it could have gone so much further, but being a play, I think that it was perfect – I wish I could see the play!


My last favorite is actually something I received in my welcome kit as an HP Millennial Panel member for the 2016-2017 year.  It is the HP Roar Mini.  This is a Bluetooth wireless speaker, and I absolutely love it!  I love that I can turn on my favorite Pandora stations (currently the 90’s pop station, and the Simon and Garfunkel station), and go to all the different rooms in my home.  I have also used it to put audio books on for my kids (we use Overdrive and our local library to get audio books).  It has been a great addition to our home.  Especially come dinner time when I need some music to get me through the witching hour.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorites from this past month! 


Do you have a favorite from July you would like to share?  Please leave a comment below!


25 comments:

  1. I cannot believe those boots are from Old Navy! The color is on point and they are so cute! I live in ankle boots three seasons out of the year. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These are so cute! Especially the Faux Leather Booties... Just love them! :-)

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  3. Loving all your favorites, especially those booties! They are adorbs! I did too much shopping this month (NSale), so all favorites for me!
    Karen

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  4. What a great find. I love Harry Potter too. We got the book the day it came out and I'm patiently waiting for my son to finish before I get a read.

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  5. I love my Erin Condren planner. Can't live without having it. I do need to get a bigger bag so I can carry it with me.

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  6. I love Charming Charlie's! It is my absolute favorite purse store. My last two new new purses came from there. They have some great prices, too.

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  7. Love that Life planner by Erin Condren. I've been using the Pacifica face wash a while, and it's amazing isn't it?

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  8. We are connected on a lot of levels. We are doing a modified Dave Ramsey, I love my Erin Condren planner (both life planner AND teacher planner!) and I am going to have to find those booties!

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  9. Great stuff you picked up... I enjoyed getting to come along with you on your trip. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a fun post, great finds! I'd love to check out that mascara!

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  11. I have ordered my copy of The Cursed Child and looking forward to reading it. I hope I'm not disappointed because I'm a big fan of the series!

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  12. I love leather booties like these and mascara is a favorite for mine that I won't leave the house without. Thanks for giving me a view into your adventures.

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  13. Aww.. I love those matching booties. I wish I had a daughter I could share that with.

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  14. I love the matching boots, so cute!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  15. Those matching booties are so adorable! I will have to look and see if I can't find some for me and my daughter this fall season.

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  16. Those booties tho...oh my gosh! So cute! NEED.


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  17. Such great finds. Love the mother daughter booties. Too cute! Need to do that when my daughter is a little older.

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  18. The booties- oh my gosh, so cute! And yes, my husband has been talking about the new Harry Potter book for a month...otherwise I may have been the one hiding under a rock, haha!

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  19. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is sitting next to my bed right now but I haven't had time to get to it. I am so sad about it.

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  20. These are adorable picks! I love them all. You have great style.

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  21. LOL, I must have been under a rock because I had no idea that there was a new Harry Potter out. That said, I have been to a Charming Charlie's, and yes, I agree, they have amazing stuff :)

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  22. Those boots are so cute for Fall. I need new booties! I'll have to go check them out.

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  23. I Love the Handbag and the Boots... So Cute...

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  24. I wonder if my Old Navy has those booties, I need a pair! I love the bag also, perfect for fitting everything.

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  25. That square satchel looks like it's a pricy bag! what a great price for it and it's adorable! :) LOVE those boots too!

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