February 10, 2022

Recent Adventures & Current To-Do's

 Hello, lovelies! How has everyone been? Life has been so incredibly hectic for me lately. Luckily, I've still had some time to participate in some fun events and activities. I think it's so important to find time to engage in meaningful hobbies and interests that bring joy into our lives. 

A recent event that I had the pleasure of attending was a local Valentine's Day arts and crafts market. There were booths for various local and visiting artisans, crafters, and other small businesses. I had such a blast and it was so nice to connect with local shop owners. They even had a photo shoot area that was decorated for the upcoming holiday.

How adorable is this set up? I had such a great time, especially since I got to wear my brand new dress from JessaKae! It is the Eloise dress in lilac. I got so many compliments and felt like a princess during the entire event. It's also really comfy and chic. Plus, if you're looking for a discount, you can use code SYDNEY10 at checkout for 10% off! 

My other recent activities haven't have been as exciting, though they are still enough to spark joy. For example, sometimes I just love to get an iced chai tea latte and walk around Target. There's just something so calming about a Target during the mid-morning on the weekend. Does anyone else like to take photos while in Target? There's so many cute products! 

Speaking of Target, have you checked out their new home decor items? I love the new spring selections that are coming into style. I'm definitely ready for a home decor refresh! Check out some of my favorite new products below!

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Current To-Do's

One of the main things that I'm trying to do more of recently is reading. I have always loved to read and escape in the world of a book. I definitely enjoy finding new stories and going along for the ride of a great book. The only problem lately is, of course, making the time to do it. Work and life seem to take up so much of every day! So, when I do get the time to delve into a book it is relished. 

The next book on my to-read list is The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry. This is actually a sequel to a novel that I really enjoyed called The Lace Reader (by the same author, of course). I felt the first book did a great job of worldbuilding and immersing the reader into the story, which I really appreciated. Without giving too much away, it's about a girl returning to her hometown after her grandmother's mysterious passing. There's a lot of different themes that I felt were interesting, namely spirituality, mysticism, forgiveness, and grief. Needless to say, I'm excited to get into the next part of this story and see where it takes me!

Discount Codes

Self-Care Shower - use code LOTUSLLY for 10% off eucalyptus & lavender bundles, body care, and more

Morning Lavender - use code SYDNEY10 for 10% off fresh and feminine styles

Sugar Lips - use code CURVE15 for 15% off the curve collection

JessaKae - use code SYDNEY10 for 10% off ethereal and romantic dresses


Hill House Home 20% off select bedding, bath, & home in the current cozy sale

Lulus - 15% off any order when you sign up for texts

Aeropostale BOGO jeans and leggings

Thank you for checking out today's post! What are your current to-do's? Do you have any recent adventures to share? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. That lilac dress is so lovely on you! It's good that you have been able to make a little time for reading despite being so busy too! I read a little in the evenings before bed, when the kids are asleep. It's the best way to work it into my day! :)

    Hope that you are having a nice week :) It's been a big week here for the kids, their first week back at school after the summer holidays!

    Away From The Blue

    1. Thank you so much! I've been having a busy but good week. I hope your kiddos are enjoying being back at school!

  2. You look cute in the dress and the Target décor pieces are cool!

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading!

  3. That dress is amazing and you look super cute! i never read that book but now im curious! Loved your post and allready followed your blog, i want invite you to visit and follow my blog back <3


    1. Thank you so much! I'll definitely check out your blog, too. Thank you for reading! :)

  4. I am checking out Target right now because how cuuuute are these decor finds? And that Valentine's event setup is adorable!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Target truly has the cutest decor, it's wild! Thank you for reading!

  5. You look charmingly cute on that lilac dress. It suits you perfectly. I love it.<3

    1. Thank you so much - I appreciate it a lot! xoxo

  6. I love the Target home decor. And that book sounds great!