• Jul 29

    My Bachelorette Recap: The Final Rose

    July 29, 2014 • 10:00 am

    CONGRATULATIONS SWEET ANDI!!!! WHAT an AWESOME and beautiful ending!!! 

    I mean who was really surprised by her decision...I wasn’t! And no, I didn’t read any spoilers!!!  She made it pretty obvious that she was smitten …unlike other seasons where people are still unsure and confused at that point.  (ahem fingers pointing at me) Andi was sure that her connection and love for Josh was so much more than what she had with Nick.

    I felt kind of bad for Andi during her date with Nick, because he literally put her on the spot, and what was she supposed to say?!?! At the end of the day, it is a show, and I’m sure as much as she wanted to tell him how she really felt then and there…she couldn’t!!!!! Andi did the right thing by sending Nick home before picking out a ring and getting him even more excited than he was, because his heart would have hurt that much more.  I’m proud Andi was able to distinguish the physical love between the emotional love - I mean her and Nick had it going on... but it didn’t really seem to go beyond the sexual connection (cue sexual healing).

    I feel bad for Nick, but speaking from experience I know he will be ok.  Even though listening to Nick speak last night was sooooo painful to watch, poor guy could not put ONE sentence together!!!!! He got the villain card and maybe learned a little about himself - but he’s not a bad guy. He will bounce back and find love…but first all those bachelor reunion parties!! lol…  

    We all think the show is over and they go on to live happily ever after -  but…these next few months…are the real test. I wish Andi & Josh success, privacy, downtime and so much love!  

    Congratulations on your engagement, you two lovebirds! On another note…who is The Bachelor next?!?!?! Is it Chris? Yes????

    I LOVED all of Andi's breezy backless tops and dresses that she wore in this episode, and if you got back, show it off!!!! I thought I would share my current backless picks with all of you!!!

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    Xo

    Jilly

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  • Jul 28

    Orange Crush

    July 28, 2014 • 10:00 am

    HAPPY MONDAY everyone! What an amazing weekend!! I hope all of your weekends were as great and full as mine!! I am love love loving this bright orange dress...can't get enough of this big pop of colour...and I love how flattering it looks with my summer tan!!!! 

    My makeup and beautiful braid were done by my incredible makeup artist, Kaitlin!!!! I love using DryBar Frizz Fighter to fight those fly aways in the summer! Another fav is Josie Maran's Hair Serum!!! To create this braid, simply take a small section of your hair near your part, and begin french braiding it to your hair. Once you reach your ear, finish with a simple braid, and tie with an elastic! So simple and so cute for summer weddings!!!!

    Dress via Zara (similar) | Shoes via TopShop | Watch via Michael Kors | iPhone Case via Kate Spade

     

     

    Have a great week everyone!!!!!

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Jul 25

    Creamy Limoncello Zipzicles

    July 25, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Has anyone ever wondered how to make portable homemade freezies or pops?!?!? I am IN LOVE with my Zipzicle Ice-Pop pouches...they are the ultimate summertime must have!!!! You can literally make any cocktail, mocktail, maybe even some fresh pressed juice, pour it into the zipzicles, freeze, and enjoy!! Such an easy way to have a little treat after dinner!!

    Ingredients

    Zipzicle pouches

    1/2 cup limoncello

    1 can sweetened condensed milk

    2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice

    1/2 cup water

    1 tsp vanilla

    Directions

    Mix all of the above ingredients together in a pitcher. Pour into your individual Zipzicle pouches, and freeze!!!! Enjoy on a hot, summer day when you're looking for something cool and refreshing!

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    To make your own recipe, you can buy Zipzicles here!

     

     
     
     

    What recipe would you love to try using Zipzicles? Any go-to popsicle recipes you'd like to share???

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Jul 24

    Happy National Cousins Day!

    July 24, 2014 • 10:00 am

    HAPPY NATIONAL COUSINS DAY to all of my amazing cousins!!!!!! Being an only child, I have TONS of first cousins…and tons of second cousins too! We have always been very close, and I remember as a little girl, my older cousins spoiled me rotten and treated me like their little sister! I am forever grateful for all of you!!!!

    Sammy, Tori and Steph, thank you for being amazing cousins, sisters, and BEST FRIENDS all at once!!!! I love you three more than you know.

    I love all of my cousins so so so much…and even though I don’t get to see them very often, whenever we are able to catch up, it feels as though no time has passed at all! I am so grateful to have such a close bond with all of them!

    Tori, Terry, Samantha, Stephanie, Jesse, Rhonda, Tracy, Derek, Marlea, Devin, Jaime, Melanie, Warren, Lee Anne, Jody, Michelle I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!! Happy Cousins Day!!

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Jul 23

    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Decor Picks

    July 23, 2014 • 10:00 am

    As most of you know...I am love love loving this Nordstrom anniversary sale!! SOOO many amazing items to choose from! Today I thought I'd share my home decor picks! Get them before they're gone!!!

    Magnetic Chalkboard | Monogram Coasters | Stag Throw Pillow | Home Love Dish Towel | Emery Pillow | Prosecco Candle | Repurposed Wood Wall Art

     

    Lula Pillow | Bergamot & Ocean Aria Diffuser | Wood Framed Mirror | Voluspa Trio | Vera Wang Sheet Set | Ziggy Pillow | Marble Jar | Wallingford Tray

     

    Elephant Accent Pillow | Brass Tray | Jar Candle | Gold Wastebasket | Zahara Pillow | Crochet Throw | Embroidered Sham | Hammered Canister Candle  

     

     

    What have you bought so far from this amazing Nordstrom sale?!?! I'd love to hear!!!!

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Jul 22

    My Bachelorette Recap: Men Tell All

    July 22, 2014 • 10:00 am

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    I can’t believe we’re already at Men Tell All…meaning the FINAL episode of the season is next week!!!! Who will she choose?!?!? Andi looked stunning in her outfit tonight...so much so that I thought I would help you get her look!!! Shop her oufit below!

    Tonight was interesting…didn’t expect to see Ashley and JP! Congrats on your little one on the way! The drama between the guys tonight was pretty funny…I do believe that Andrew said something ignorant, but that’s just me! I don’t think he should have come up with a stupid excuse like “I was telling JJ how much I wanted this night to be over”…I mean nobody would say that in the process of a rose ceremony, and it was the beginning of the journey, so your patience with the show should still be pretty high!!!! I don’t think bashing JJ was necessary at all! I felt SOO bad for him :(

    Anyway...Marquel….you cookie monster you! He just seems like such a stand up guy who’s genuine and is really looking for someone to make him happy for the rest of his life. I’m not too sure if he’ll find that someone on Bachelor in Paradise, but WHO KNOWS!!! Marcus, I’m excited to see you on Bachelor in Paradise!!!!! Can’t wait for you to show more of your colours…and I’m curious to see who you end up with!

    CHRIS!!!!! Did anyone think he looked even MORE good-looking on tonight’s show than the entire season??? Something about him was just shining! I thought the whole thing with the woman in the audience was pretty awkward and weird…when Chris Harrison was asking Chris where he would find his soul mate, I thought he was going to announce that he was the new Bachelor!!!! I mean, who else would it be?!?!?! No announcement yet, I guess we’ll have to wait and see until after Bachelor in Paradise!!! I thought Andi answered all of her questions well, she looked gorgeous as usual, and happy, so I really hope all goes well next week! But what was that letter at the very end and who was it from??????? Fingers crossed for ya girl!!! Shop Andi's amazing #MTA look below! And guess what...most of these items are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!!! Score!

    Ring via T&J Designs | Earrings via BaubleBar | Dress via Dress the Population | Clutch via Vince Camuto | Pumps via BCBG Maxazria

     

    Until the FINAL episode...

    Xo

    Jilly

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