Also just discovered these tank/bras (no padding) SUPER soft and perfect for around the house and Summer! The white one is a little see through so I put on a strapless bra, the black one you can’t see through so you could technically wear it without a bra!
They are $18 shop here (13 color options):
Other options I found (all come in different color options)
Since being quarantined- I’m diving into projects around the house that I’ve been wanting to get done yet haven’t taken the time! I’ve been getting our front porch decor ready for Spring and the one thing I hated from last year is how much money we spent on real flowers just for them to die. I’m at the point where I’d like to purchase nice decor and use it year over year until we really want a big change. So after tons of Amazon Hauls and returns I found some gorgeous faux items that we are using!
DIY project #1:
Taking the faux flower trees and planting them into terra-cotta pots!
I had two pots we used from last summer that simply needed some love. I wasn’t crazy about the color and decided to spray paint them white.
*Tip, this spray paint grip handle made it so much easier and my hands weren’t covered in spray. Linked HERE.
We laid down a cloth outside and begin to spray paint a thin layer on both pots. It’s best to do a thin layer, let it dry then do another. This helps prevent any drips! (I didn’t clean the inside of the pots simply because we were going to put sand in them anyways, I only cared about the outside!)
Once 3 coats were painted on them I flipped the upside down so I could paint the bottom of the lip and to make sure I didn’t miss any spots.
Next I took an old box and cut out two pieces of cardboard to place at the bottom of the pots. This was to cover up the hole. Next we took a soil scooper and took the faux plant out of it’s original planter box. This planter box wouldn’t fit into the pots we had.
Once removed I took light brown play sand and filled around the faux plant in the pot. I liked this color so I didn’t add any soil on top. You could easily add soil to make it look more realistic. The purpose of the sand is to make sure the pots are weighted for weather. We don’t want them to blow over!
I love the way they came out and I think they look perfect on our doorstep! I’m glad I took the time yesterday to get away from my normal routine and do something that got my mind off what’s going on in the world.
Now I need to find the perfect wreath for our door! 🙂
Sharing my FAVORITE sweaters I purchased from Amazon. I returned the ones that didn’t make the cut though! Using my links below (on the website, not app) helps my blog and I do receive a small commission which supports me on doing what I love. Thank you for always shopping my links! 🙂
Shop: Black Puffer Vest (M) – Sneakers (dupes of golden goose, pay $500? NOPE, These are under $35 & use code TONYA20 for 20% off!) They have TONS of colors and patterns, true to size!
2 months postpartum and these leggings are the best $20 I’ve ever spent! Pick your normal size, I’m wearing a Medium! This sports bra is one of may favorites, has built in padding (when I was nursing it didnt show my nips, haha TMI but truth) Comes in 5 colors and its on sale for $16!
I have so many jewelry organizers but this one is by far my favorite. It looks super expensive and is very sleek, holding all of my favorite necklaces. If you’re looking to up your accessories game, this organizer is the way to do it!
You may have seen this makeup case already on a lot of influencer’s pages. If you haven’t it is literally the BEST travel makeup case and I am so glad I got suckered into buying it. It comes with adjustable dividers so you can be sure your makeup won’t slide around while you’re traveling. If you need a new makeup case, this one is the best one I’ve found! It comes in a bunch of different colors, but I have the classic black.
These are THE best leggings EVER! Leggings are all I wear during the fall and winter and I get frustrated with see-through leggings and don’t want to pay a bunch of money for one good pair. I found these leggings after Cosmopolitan recommended them, bought one pair, and then immediately ordered three more. They are so soft, so comfortable and NOT SEE THROUGH! For only $10.99 order as many pairs as you can.
The worst part about self-tanning is missing your back entirely. You could always ask someone to help you out, but if you’re alone, it’s the worst. This back tanning wand solves ALL of your self-tanning problems! All you do is attach the mitt to the wand and voila! Your back is tan!
A weighted blanket is absolutely one of those things where you didn’t know you needed it until you have it. If you have trouble sleeping or have anxiety, a weighted blanket alleviates so much stress and helps you to fall and stay asleep. Caroline has this one from Amazon and absolutely loves it. She says it’s not too hot as the weight in the blanket are from glass beads, so they’re actually very cooling. It feels like a hug and you feel so relaxed after sleeping! If you’re interested in learning more about some of the benefits from a weighted blanket, click here.
This brush cleaning mat is the real deal. I used to clean my makeup brushes by hand, but once I discovered this mat, I never looked back! The grooves in the mat help to get all of the makeup off the brushes and I just use some Dawn dish soap and give them a good scrub!
This is one of those Amazon finds that you didn’t know you needed until you purchased it. I purchased this facial steamer after seeing many bloggers recommend a more expensive one, so I headed to Amazon to find a more affordable one with great reviews. If you are looking for a spa-like facial treatment OR suffer from seasonal allergies or cold symptoms during these fall and winter months, you absolutely need this! The steamer opens up your pores so your skincare products work better and it also works to open up your sinuses from congestion relief. Trust me, you need this!
After doing so much traveling, I decided I needed a lighted travel makeup mirror. This mirror is exactly what I was looking for. It is the perfect size where it’s not too big to not be able to stash in my purse and not too small where I can’t see my entire face while doing my makeup and hair. I also love that it has the option to be battery powered (which I utilize) for on-the-go makeup!
These sunglasses are SO cute and trendy and perfect for any season. These sunglasses look like an expensive Chanel pair and are under $10! How can you beat that? I have the black pair but definitely want to order some of the other colors, especially the white ones!
If you’re looking for a stylish backpack for traveling, look no further. This backpack is SO cute and comes in so many different colors. It’s only $36.99 and is a steal for the quality, it honestly looks and feels so much more expensive. Caroline has this bag in black and took it on a recent trip with her. She said it held her 13-inch MacBook perfectly along with all of her other travel essentials!
If you’re not familiar with dermaplaning, it removes the top layer of your skin where hair and dead skin reside to leave your complexion feeling soft and smooth. I use eyebrow razors as they function the same way. These are perfect and come in a pack of twelve for only $7.37! I had no idea how much peach fuzz and dead skin I had on my face until I started dermaplaning my face once a week. It’s honestly so satisfying and I don’t know why it took me this long to try!
The last six of the Amazon finds here:
Which Amazon find do you now think you must have?! I would love to know in the comments below!
Fall is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, then you’ve already started making plans for how you are going to decorate your home. When looking for home decor products that work great for fall, I like to find cozy touches that really bring fall into my home.
A few simple touches can make your home feel cozy without breaking the bank in the process. You don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to transfer your home from a summer paradise into a cozy fall retreat. Here are 20+ cozy home decor products under $50.
Summer is finally here! Whether you’re staying home or traveling this summer, these are my must-have items for whatever you do!
A great BB/CC cream
Taking care of your skin in the sun is SO important, but you want to look good doing so, right? These are my favorite BB/CC creams right now that protect your skin with SPF while providing a little coverage while you’re in the sun!
Another BB Cream that Tonya is loving: DERMAE – click HERE.
I have been SO into headbands and headwraps lately, I can’t get enough! Favorites that I’ve found have been from Target, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. These are the best!
I’m a sucker for a good statement earring, especially in Summer. Below I’ve linked TONS of affordable options:
Summertime is all about tan skin! Get that glow (safely) with a good self-tanner. These are the best self-tanners I’ve tried that range from a mousse-like St. Tropez, to a gradual tan lotion like Tanceuticals and Jergen’s.
A good book!
There’s nothing better than laying out by the pool, the beach, or even on your back patio or deck with a great book while enjoying the beautiful weather. These are some great summertime reads Caroline and I have picked up and enjoyed lately.
Don’t forget the sunscreen! These are some of my favorites ranging from lotions, gels, sprays, face sunscreen and lip sunscreen! These are my tried and true favorites that seriously protect your skin!
A cute beach/pool bag
Straw bags are seriously in for the summer. These are a few of my favorites I’ve found that are great for the beach, pool or just a cute summer purse!
Who can forget a fabulous pair of shades? These have been some favorites of mine lately!
Other beach/pool bag must-haves:
I keep the rest of these products in my beach bag, pool bag, car, purse, everywhere during the summer time! (Except for the Sun In, that’s a favorite of Caroline’s!)
What’s your summer must-have item? I’d love to know in the comments below!
I did a huge haul in June and these are just a few I was able to shoot and also some didn’t make the cut. I never will share items that aren’t good quality, only the items I love. Everything I’m posting ISN’T maternity, I just found items that work for BOTH stages in life! Also at the bottom of this blog post is a $200 Amazon Giftcard giveaway!!! 🙂
My Current Stats: 5’7″ – 155lbs – 6 months pregnant.
Ok, so I first posted this dress on my Instagram stories and I was in AWE. Not only is the material comfortable, it’s NOT see through, its thick enough where your underwear doesn’t show…IN LOVE. I went back online and bought the white, grey and baby blue. HA. I’m ordering 3 more colors as I type this. If you get anything you have to buy this. Wearing my normal size Medium.
Amazon hauls have been my favorite thing to do lately! I love that you all love them so much and they’re so fun to do!
Here is the second part of my May Amazon haul. I am wearing a medium in every item and I am 5’7″ and pregnant so these options work for with or without a bump!
A little disclaimer about my Amazon hauls: I order a LOT of clothing, but only promote the items I really love! The clothing that flops does not make it onto my hauls so you know the clothing you’re purchasing is only high quality!
At the bottom of this post, I added accessories, shoes and items to finish off your look, all affordable!
This dress is adorable! It has adjustable spaghetti straps and a tie-front for a little extra detail! The ruffle detail makes this dress the perfect flirty spring to summer dress that would be great for a day out! The only thing is I wish I had sized up to a large because of my bump! Had I not been pregnant, the medium would have fit perfectly.
This dress is another that I loved but wish I had sized up due to the bump! Other than that, it runs true to size! This dress is the perfect casual summer dress that you’ll find yourself wearing again and again! The colors are gorgeous and it also comes in two other stripe color patterns!
This kimono is probably my favorite find from this haul! It’s advertised as a beach coverup, but I wore this as a kimono and got so many compliments! It’s a great versatile piece to have in your closet and perfect for those cool summer nights. If you’re not a big fan of tribal print, this comes in 15 other patterns that are all very summery!
This is another favorite of mine from this haul! It is SO cute and fits perfectly. The smocked top is very in right now and the multicolored pattern makes this a fun option for any occasion, plus, it has POCKETS! This also comes in a few other colors and patterns that I will be going back to get!
Another dress that I loved was this white bell sleeve dress! The material is a faux linen that is perfect for summer. The ruffled bottom as well as the tie detailing make this an easy dress to dress up or down depending on the occasion. It’s also not see-through and comes in three other pretty colors!
This T-Shirt is absolutely adorable. I love the details on it and how it can be dressed up or down. I wore this with this black ruffled skirt and was perfect for a day around town! This would be a great tee for Memorial Day or July 4th with red or denim shorts!
Back by popular demand, here is my latest Amazon haul!
All of these pieces are not maternity-specific, however, they are bump-friendly for my ladies with pregnant bellies!
Grey, Comfy Jumpsuit, $24.90
This jumpsuit is the comfiest jumpsuit ever! I seriously feel like I am wearing pajamas and it’s so cute. I’m wearing my normal size medium and it fits true to size. This would be a great travel outfit, running errands outfit, or even lounging around the house! It also comes in 4 other colors: Red, blue, black and green!
As seen paired with my jumpsuit above, these leopard sandals are not only so cute but so comfortable! Normally, I wouldn’t spend this much on sandals. However, the foam insert is of such great quality and makes the price such a steal. These also come in a snakeskin pattern that I’m tempted to get as well!
Continuing on with the leopard obsession, I found this leopard print maxi dress and fell in love. It’s bump-friendly and so comfy. I’m wearing my normal size medium and it fits perfectly! This dress also comes in 11 other prints!
Another dress that I’ll be living in this summer is this black and white leaf printed midi dress! I am wearing my normal size medium and it fits perfectly. This one also comes in 19 other colors and prints that are so cute!
My sandals are designer dupes! only $19! Shop HERE