Monthly Archives: July 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Happy Friday!

It’s been awhile since I’ve dedicated a whole post to a SALE but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deserves just that!

Not only is this sale the LARGEST annual sale event of the year for luxury department stores but it also runs from today until August 4th – giving you plenty of time to shop!

The best part is that all sale times are new pre-Fall or Fall 2014 products.  It’s never too early to get your Fall staples especially at a sale price.

Take a look below at some of my picks and happy shopping!

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Wake Me Up – Coffee Mugs!

Hello Wednesday!

H&T has been on a little summer hiatus this past week due to crazy travel schedules as I was barely at a computer all week. This was also the longest time I have gone without blogging the past year so thank you for bearing with me!

Later this week, I will be doing a recap of the Southern Blog Society conference I went to down in Atlanta this past weekend. If you follow along on instagram, you know that it was an absolute fantastic weekend and I’m already missing all of my favorite bloggers – both new and old friends!

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite coffee mugs I’ve been eyeing. I don’t know about you but my cabinets are full of coffee mugs. They all bring a little excitement and sunshine to my morning routine!

 I am thinking about hosting some sort of brunch soon and thought how fun it would be to set the table with mis-matched text mugs like these. What do you think?

Also, I have needed a extra few cups of caffeine this week post travels so I thought this post was quite fitting!

$500 Summer Giveaway

I hope everyone had a lovely 4th of July weekend! I have teamed up this week with some of my favorite bloggers below for a $500 Visa Gift Card summer giveaway!

Enter below and Happy Shopping!

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Pearls & Twirls | Living After Midnite | Sparkling Footsteps | Style Cusp | Let It Be Beautiful

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Party Organically with VitaFrute Cocktails

Sometimes the most appealing night sounds like one that includes close girl friends sipping over cocktails from the comfort of my own home. Perhaps it’s because I do tend to over schedule my life but a “girls night in” during the summer months is one that is much appreciated by yours truly between trips and traveling!

That’s also why this past week I was so excited when my girl friend, Brie and I ordered in our favorite local tacos and sipped on homemade libations from VitaFrute Organic Cocktails by VEEV.

For those of you not familiar with these amazing drinks, they are the first line of organic and all-natural ready-to-drink cocktails. You just shake, pour over ice and toast! Every cocktail is also under 125 calories, which is quite appreciated in the summer months where you might post up poolside a time or two (I know I do!). You can truly “Party Organically”!

Our drink of choice that evening was the Margarita cocktail (paired perfectly with tacos) with fresh basil salt on the rim and fresh limes.

To Make Your Own:

1. Pour VitaFrute Margarita cocktail in a glass with ice.

2. Rim the glass with fresh basil salt.

3. Slice limes and add for garnish!

However, we also made custom little VitaFrute “flights” to sample all the flavors – Coconut Colada , Lemonade and Cosmopolitan too. I personally enjoyed the Coconut Colada which is made with coconut water and their newest flavor. It also provides the benefits of coconut water and contains electrolytes. Brie loved the lemonade.

Setting up flights like we did is also perfect for a “girls night in”. You can then allow everyone to pick their drink of choice from the flights to make a larger cocktail version.

The best news is that you can also enter VitaFrute’s Ultimate Summer Party Sweepstakes and win a sponsored labor day party by VEEV and Evite for you and 30 friends. From decor to cocktails, you’ll receive all the necessary details to host AND toast come September.

To Enter: Pin your favorite party tips for easy entertaining from now until August 15th HERE.

There will also be 10 runner up prizes of the Ultimate Hostess Cocktail Kit (which includes a cocktail cart and mason jars). This is essentially the contest of any hostess or party-goer dreams!

Don’t forget to also follow VitaFrute Cocktails by VEEV on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course, Pinterest!

{Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for VEEV.  All opinions are my own.}