Brewing Positivity

*I am compensated by Keurig® for sharing my view; all opinions remain 100% my own.*

Nothing helps get me going on the right side of bed in the morning quicker than my favorite cup of coffee and the sight of my sweet pups! I am always known as the positive, high energy personality at school (I’m a teacher.) I have even had my students comment on my demeanor before. I wanted to share some things that help me look on the positive side of things daily besides my morning coffee from !

  1. Getting enough rest and taking care of my body. This looks different for everyone but let us face it: it is pretty hard to be positive if you do not feel your best.
  2. Wearing bright colors. I love my neutrals but there is something about pastel or neon colors that helps perk you up.
  3. Taking quiet time for prayers and gratitude. I always spend my commute to school praying and thinking of the many things I am grateful to have in my life.
  4. Playing upbeat music. You know that one song that comes on and you just start to smile? Yeah, that one! I always try to set the mood with music that makes me feel good. For example: my alarm clock ringtone is my favorite song, “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles. How can you not feel positive listening to those lyrics.
  5. Desperate times call for desperate measures: some days you gotta fake it ’til you make it. I have gotten this question a lot over the years, “How are you always so energetic, smiling and positive?” Well, the truth is that I am not. There are days I do not feel great or in a bad mood but I have to make a decision to try to be positive or have an awful day. I really try to be positive for my students and hope it also helps my coworkers with the energy of our school.

Did you know that 4 in 5 people agree their daily cup of coffee helps keep them positive? I certainly agree! I make my coffee at home every morning to save time and money. It is just so easy to pop a pod in and have it brew while I let my dogs out. I usually take my coffee with me on my commute as a little more me time. I truly look forward to it everyday!

I love the ease and convenience of the K-Mini Plus® Single Serve Coffee Maker. It fits virtually anywhere and is perfect for preparing your cup of coffee. You fill the water reservoir, choose your favorite pod from The Original Donut Shop Coffee, add your mug and you are ready to go. Right now, I am loving the Nutty Caramel flavor.

To celebrate the power of positivity The Original Donut Shop is asking Americans to nominate a coworker who positively impacts them. Consumers can nominate a coworker through a simple entry form on www.brewpositivity.com.

25 winners will be randomly selected to win $200 and year supply of The Original Donut Shop K-Cup® pods. Nominations will be accepted through November 22, 2019.

Do not forget to enter my K-Mini Plus® Single Serve Coffee Maker and variety of The Original Donut Shop K-Cup® pods on Instagram! Just comment your favorite coffee and tag a friend and you will be entered to win. Check out Keurig on Instagram if have not already as well! Let me know how you stay positive in the comments. I am always looking for new ideas!

Love,

Megan

October Best Sellers

Sharing my top sellers from October! Get ready for lots of leopard print.

This was my top seller by far for October! Y’all loved this leopard dress from Amazon. I’m wearing a small and the length is PERFECT for school. http://liketk.it/2G9Pw

Everyone went crazy over this $31 dress from Amazon. Wearing a 2/4 and comes in tons of colors. Such great quality! http://liketk.it/2GeuI

This boho dress comes in tons of colors! Throw a cami under it and it becomes classroom ready! I am wearing a small. http://liketk.it/2G31y

This skirt was another leopard favorite! I’m wearing a medium but wish I had gotten a small. It’s a little loose in the waistband. http://liketk.it/2FkXP

Y’all loved this leopard dress tunic! Wearing a medium for it to be dress length! http://liketk.it/2FOyf

This was a best seller in September and October! This comes in tons of color combinations for $30. I am wearing a small! http://liketk.it/2E9R6

What try ons would you like to see in November? Planning on some more Amazon picks! Let me know if there is something specific you want to see in the comments!

Love,

Megan

What To Wear For Christmas Card Photos

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It’s almost that time of the year…. Christmas! I really enjoy having photos made of our little family each year and sending out a Christmas card. Stumped on what to wear for your photo shoot for your own card? I’m here to help with that, although, I cannot help with whether both your dogs look at the camera or not! My Golden, Maddux, decided not to look this year.

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I chose this long-sleeved maxi in emerald from Lulu’s paired with an old Kendra Scott necklace. This dress also comes in black and is a perfect classic addition to your closet. It would be great for a wedding, engagement photos or a baby shower! (https://www.lulus.com/products/swept-away-forest-green-long-sleeve-maxi-dress/383032.html)

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Earrings were only $5 from Walmart, Time and Tru brand. I am so obsessed with them! They’re gorgeous, affordable and not heavy at all.

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Shoes are old from Tory Burch. I love a maxi dress for photos because I feel like it is elegant and timeless. In the past, I’ve worn a floral print maxi and a burgundy maxi. I love doing photos that aren’t too Christmas color filled so they can be enjoyed year round.

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My husband chose dark wash jeans, cowboy boots and an oxford from Vineyard Vines. The dogs have a bowtie and bandana from ETSY. I love the faux Burberry look!

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Another great tip for finding an outfit to wear for photos is to rent a dress from Rent the Runway! There are so many great options with reviews of each dress.

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My biggest tip for what to wear is to make sure you’ll be comfortable bending down if needed for photos whether that be the waist or bust area. We also love including our dogs in our photos. It is a hassle for us and the photographer because they would rather play than pose but I love having these memories.

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[My dogs are wearing bow ties and bandanas from ETSY: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dun3vech37p ]

For the actual Christmas card I use ETSY to have a digital file created or create my own on Vista Print. This is the most economical way I have found. Then, I buy gold sharpies and white envelopes from Amazon in order to address the cards.

Here are some more great options:

https://www.lulus.com/products/garden-district-navy-blue-wrap-maxi-dress/276782.html

https://www.lulus.com/products/jacinda-plum-purple-velvet-wrap-maxi-dress/682112.html

https://www.lulus.com/products/lovely-ever-after-burgundy-lace-long-sleeve-mermaid-maxi-dress/907682.html

July Best Sellers

Sharing my six best sellers on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app for July today!

The Brixton Joanna Hat was by far my best seller of the month! I’ve worn this cute hat to everywhere from Italy to Antigua to the Beach and Pool!

My Barbie pink one piece swimsuit from Amazon was another popular item! Here’s a view of the back:

Love this tee from Amazon! Love So many cute color options for $19 and prime shipping.

Cutest set that comes in tons of colors! I’m wearing a small and safety pined the top as it was a bit big on my chest.

My most popular two piece swimsuit of the summer! It’s SO flattering and comes in other prints and colors. I sized up to medium because my hips have gotten bigger since I’ve gained weight. It doesn’t stretch much. Size up!

These #NSALE kicks have been my number one seller from the sale. I got my usual 6.5!

Make sure you’re following me on LIKEtoKNOW.it it if you aren’t already! I post photos everyday that you can shop. Happy August everyone!

Love, Megan

My Experience With Foligain

Ever had a bad hair day? Or even bad hair month or year? That’s what it feels like when you have thinning hair. 
I’ve always had extremely long and fine hair, but over the years certain areas have thinned so much that you can see my scalp, especially if my hair is worn up and away from my face. 
I know it’s mostly genetics but also partly many years of having pulled my hair back tightly in a ballet bun. I’m also sure having long hair for my entire life has put more stress on my scalp when my hair is pulled up. Taking into account all these factors together and you have a perfect storm for thinning hair.
I feel like thinning hair is something most women deal with at some point in their lives, but I don’t feel like anyone really talks about it. I’ve never really found a solution for the areas of my hair that are thinning except for putting a little bronzer there to hopefully cover it up a bit. When I heard about Foligain’s Triple Action System for Women I knew I had to give it a try!
These are the main areas of thinning that I have. It makes it very difficult to wear my hair up because it always ends up looking patchy. 
This is honestly one of the reasons why you’ll see me with a headband on most of the time when my hair is pulled up. I began using the Foligain system exclusively at the end of May. 

It’s been six weeks total now and I feel like I can honestly tell a difference in the fullness and body of my hair!

The steps are very easy! 3-5 times a week you wash your hair with the system. It begins with the Triple Action Shampoo which you massage into your scalp and then let sit for a few minutes to soak in. 
It is followed with the Triple Action Conditioner. Lather it into your hair. Both of the products smell amazing and don’t leave any residue. They contain ingredients that are great for hair like biotin, Jojoba Oil, and Trioxidil Complex. 
The final step is four sprays to the scalp of the Foligain Triple Action Targeted Formula; massage it into the scalp. It can be rinsed out after four hours or left on indefinitely!
After the serum, I like to use the Foligain Hair & Scalp Roller to help with the massage process. It helps circulate blood to the scalp and also helps with removal of dead skin and increases the effectiveness + absorption of the solution. 
I truly cannot believe how much stronger and more full my hair feels after just six weeks of using this system! I’m so impressed and can’t wait to see where my hair is in another six weeks. 
These products are extremely affordable and are available at www.foligain.com, www.amazon.com, www.shoplet.com, and H-E-B Stores. Questions about Foligain? Leave me a comment and I’ll be glad to answer!

Love,

Megan

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Picks

It’s here y’all! This year I’ve narrowed it down to the items I absolutely love and think will be gone quickly. Feel free to browse and shop anything you like through liketoknow.it – I’ll be updating frequently throughout the sale. I appreciate you shopping my links and keeping this little blog of mine going! Here are some of my favorites:

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Here are some of my favorite sweater picks! I already own the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan in Black (pictured above in grey) and it’s hands down one of the most amazing pieces I’ve ever felt. The most soft thing on the planet! I also own a few of the Leith Cardigans from years past (pictured in pink on the second row, middle) and they’re definitely staple pieces of mine. This year I’m really digging anything leopard or pink!

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These are my favorite bottoms from the sale. I already have the Alo Moto Leggings and they’re great! I get a small in them. I swear by Articles of Society pants because they’re skinny jeans fit like a glove! Of course I’m loving the leopard joggers for only $30. I’ve also had my eye on the coated skinnies by BlankNYC since my old ones are worn smooth out.

 

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The shoes to me had the best selection that I’ve ever seen. I already own the grey Lucky Booties and they’re super cute but fair warning: they’re not super comfy because the heel is a lot higher than it looks. If I did’t already have snakeskin booties I’d definitely snag these. I’m loving all the sneaker choices! The pairs of Nikes are such a steal and the leopard wedge sneakers are waterproof. The black Steve Madden over the knee boots have been number one on my list because I think they’ll actually stay up on my legs without falling!

 

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I always get an Antica Farmcista Prosecco Diffuser every year. My mother in law introduced me to this brand and I can’t get enough. The La Mer and Drybar sets are a fabulous deal that I’ve purchased in years past. You can’t go wrong with a set of Nest hand soaps. Both of the throws come highly recommended with the Kennebunk one for only $25 while the Barefoot Dreams blanket is splurge at a little over $100. The Barefoot Dreams blanket is definitely on my Christmas wishlist!

 

I told y’all I would keep it to the items I seriously love! Now, obviously I didn’t purchase all of these items but once I get the ones that I did order I’ll do a try on and let you know what I’m keeping! Head to the liketoknow.it app to shop any items you like in my post. Thanks for all the support y’all! Happy Shopping!

Love,

Megan

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

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Something big is coming this Friday! It’s my favorite sale of the year: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’m letting you in on all the tips and tricks to get the most bang for your buck during this sale.

When Can I Shop?

Early Access begins for cardholders on July 12th in store and online at 12:30 pm EST. You can apply either for a credit or debit card. The best part of the whole thing is you don’t have to pay with it during the sale if you don’t want to but you do have to have one of the cards to access the sale early. I have been shopping this sale for 5 years now and at first I shopped regular access and many things were sold out by that time.

The Anniversary Sale access opens to everyone on July 19th-August 4th in store and online. During this time some items will be restocked but it’s just a luck of the draw on which ones are. I’ll be giving constant updates on restocks during this time on my blog and Instagram.

 

How Can I Shop?

I prefer shopping online since I don’t live near a Nordstrom location. I shop via my laptop on the website or the app. I encourage you to create a Nordstrom account for real before the sale begins that has all your info saved. It makes check-out quicker and easier. It also is much more likely that you’ll get the pieces you want before the sell out.

 

What types of items will be for sale?

Fall/winter clothing and shoes for men, women, and children; items for your home and beauty products. I’m going to show you some of my favorites from last year’s sale and I’ll have a new post this weekend with my favorites from the 2019 sale.

 

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I get one of these Leith cardigans every single year. This was last year’s gorgeous blue version. Always get your true size or size down because they run large! I have an XS on here. I paired it with the BP Camisole in black. This item will also be back this year in this color and some fun prints! I’ll definitely grab another one for layering.

The BP tees both long sleeve and short sleeve are always a great deal and perfect for layering!

My vest is North Face and I get one yearly. They go with everything and last forever. My thermal sold out during the early access last year and I still can’t get enough. The wedge tennis shoes are Steve Madden and the most comfortable for a long day of standing on your feet or walking.

 

Another fun camisole they had last year. I loved the color and detail on this one from WAYF.

Paired a Leith cardigan from 2 years ago from the sale with last year’s favorite dress of mine. This cute gray t-shirt material dress was worn to school and everywhere in between. I wish I had also snagged the black one they had!

This sweater is probably one of my favorite things I bought last year. It sold out during Early Access and I am still obsessed with it.

They always have the best BP Plaid shirts every year during the sale. They fit true to size and go with everything! These sneakers were also part of the sale last year.

This cardigan was 2-3 years ago but I still wear it weekly during the fall and winter. It goes with everything! It sold out during the Early Access and feels like cashmere.

My sweater is BP and can be worn forward or backward. I’d love this in another color for fall!

My Patagonia better sweater vest had been on repeat for years. I actually didn’t get it from the sale so I paid a lot more for it. Definitely a staple piece of mine for fall and winter!

I’ve almost bought this Patagonia Nano jacket every year during the sale and finally did it last year. It’s one of my most worn items and perfect for being easily packed for travel. These usually go fast during the sale!

My BlankNYC suede moto jacket is other item I never could quite pull the trigger on but is usually included in the sale. Unfortunately, I didn’t get this during the sale and it was much more expensive.

Besides all these items I love the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan, Zella Running sock packs, Antica Farmcista Diffusers and Candles in Prosecco, La Mer Favorites Kit, and Barefoot Dreams throws!

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I’ll be posting all my favorites for this year’s sale on Friday afternoon. Make sure you’re following me on http://www.liketoknow.it/whenpigsflyblog to easily shop all my picks! Leave me any questions in the comments and I’ll be glad to help!

 

Love,

Megan