it’s too hot. dresses only please.

We've officially reached the point of the summer where it's hotter than Hades. Although with the current state of the world, maybe this is Hades and we've reached the boiling point. Sorry, I've clearly been watching too many TikTok conspiracy theory videos. It's a weird time.

It's also hot. And I can't bear to put on pants, let alone jeans, when it is eight million degrees outside. The sweating, the chaffing, even more sweating. It's too much. So if you see me out in the world in the next few weeks, it will be in a dress. Also because dresses are all that fit me right now. They are basically summer sweatpants.


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meet danielle

mom of three, small business owner. balancing life and style in louisville, ky



staying positive

Did anyone else feel like last week was five days of Mondays? I couldn't catch up for the life of me and each day I felt like I got more and more bogged down. That's why I only managed to log one post over here. It was just one of those weeks.

Last week, the bottom dropped out for me. Throughout quarantine and everything associated with COVID, I've tried to stay positive and look at the bright side.  At work, we were lucky enough to secure a PPP loan and that really helped with my outlook on things. But last week, things bottomed out. We're feeling the economic effects of this whole situation and it has been the hardest thing I've dealt with from a professional standpoint. Lemonade will be fine and make it through this whole thing but it's not all rainbows and unicorns. We are legitimately making lemonade out of lemons as we speak. Send sugar.


keeping calm and sane in the Q with Bluegrass Hemp Oil

Let's talk about CBD. Have you jumped on the bandwagon yet? If not, it's time you gave it a try. Especially in these Corona times. It has been a God send in helping me maintain sanity and my cool when surrounded by the kids 24/7. There's only so many fights and snack requests and messes you can handle before you lose it, you know? Adding a more consistent CBD routine has been key to making sure I don't totally fly off the handle.

That on top of the current state of the world is enough to have us all on edge.


My Favorite Swimwear Brands + Suits

The photo below was taken on February 20 which seems like 37 years ago at this point. But since it's apparently summer now and pools are opening again soon, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite swim suit brands. Especially since a couple people DM'ed me saying they're going on vacation soon and need some inspo after being cooped up for what seems like an eternity.

The good news too is that lots of swimwear is on sale.


All Dressed Up With No Where to Go – Target x Lisa Marie Fernandez Collection

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