Memphis Road Trip Recap

Hey y’all! I hope your February is off to a good start! I can’t believe we are already halfway through the month. Like literally, WHERE does time go? Last weekend I met up with my BFF’s Ricci & Jenn in Memphis. We were actually celebrating three different events: Ricci’s birthday, the Fifty Shades Darker premiere, and the passing of my pharmacy boards. That’s right, I’m an officially registered pharmacist! We had been planning this trip for a while, and it didn’t disappoint!

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Ricci & I met up in downtown Memphis Friday for lunch and headed to Huey’s. I personally loved this spot because I got a yummy “California” burger with avocado on it. YUM!

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memphis, huey, burgers, restaurant, downtown

We then walked around downtown/Peabody Place for a little bit before checking in to our hotel. If you have never been inside the Peabody Hotel, you have GOT to go. It’s so beautiful inside and the ducks wading in the fountain are so cute!

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After we checked into our hotel, we just rested for a while before meeting Jenn at the mall for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Since we had been doing Whole 30, this was a welcome change to our diet. We might or might not have eaten a little more than we probably should ;)

If you don’t know the back-story, I met Jenn & Ricci through blogging. We constantly joke because the first time we met was on a road trip and we are thankful we didn’t turn out to be complete weirdos. Well, we are weird, but you know what I mean! Friday night we had a wild night let me tell you…we went back to the hotel and did clay masks! Here’s the evidence…

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Saturday we had big plans to go to Graceland. I was a little bit apprehensive, because I never really got into Elvis. However, the trip and tour turned out to be a blast! We got to tour Elvis’s home, racquetball court, garage full of cars, and jumbo jet. Of course I was the tourist on my phone googling Elvis facts the entire time. I never knew he had a stillborn twin brother OR the fact that he actually died at Graceland. I would highly recommend the tour to get to know more about this American icon. PS the meditation garden was my favorite part…be sure to check it out just near the pool in his backyard.

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graceland, elvis, memphis, road trip

DID you know that Elvis had the cutest pink Jeep? I suspect it was purchased for his wife or daughter. It was so adorable and I want it!

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Saturday night we did a little shopping at Sephora and I grabbed this, this, and this!

We then headed to see Fifty Shades Darker. If you have seen it, let me know in the comments and we can discuss!

If you know us, you know we pack a lot of plans into one weekend. Sunday morning we got up and headed to the Majestic Grille in downtown Memphis for brunch to celebrate Ricci’s birthday! OKAY the Majestic is amazing. The décor is very old-timey and charming. It almost reminds me of like Miami/Cuba back during the 50’s. They have palm trees, cool lights, and show old movies on the big screen. We had a yummy flatbread that I would highly recommend:

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We then finished our weekend at IKEA. I had made a “shopping list” on the IKEA app, and I was so thankful I did. I highly recommend doing this before visiting the store. It’s such a large store that it can easily be overwhelming. I grabbed two cabinets, a new lamp, a utility cart, and several décor items. I cannot wait to show you the two rooms I am redoing at the moment. I will share the process here and on my Instagram. Be sure to follow along!

Thanks for reading & please let me know your fave things to do/see in Memphis in the comments below.

XO,

Rebekah

How To Choose a Card for an Event

Hey y’all! I hope you had a great weekend. I am super excited to share a post with you that I’ve been working on with Basic Invite. It’s a new year, and that means a new graduating class. As many of you know, I graduated from pharmacy school last May. It was a super exciting time in my life. I think it’s important to share these memories and celebrations with those we love, so that’s where Basic Invite comes in. Today I want to share my process of how I choose a card for an event.

{ONE} Write down major details

{TWO} Figure out who your audience is

{THREE} Decide on a color scheme

{FOUR} Decide on a theme (bold? clean? shiny?)

{FIVE} Narrow your search

{SIX} Customize your heart out

I wanted to show you a card that I customized and tell you how easy it was! I promise, anyone can do this, because Basic Invite has made the process easy and effortless ;)

How adorable is this card? Graduation is all about you! You have worked so hard to achieve your goals, so have fun with your card. The card I chose was super girly and fun. I love the confetti polka dots on the front. In keeping with that theme, I chose to have pink polka dots on the back of my invitation. Also (not shown), I put my monogram inside the flap of the envelope for another added touch. I love that Basic Invite is all about personalization. They don’t make you use their pre-made color schemes, you can ALWAYS personalize to your taste.

There are so many different card companies on the Internet, and I will be honest…it can be hard to choose one. Thankfully, I’ll tell you a couple of reasons that Basic Invite is different:

{Almost Unlimited Colors} Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what I feel sets Basic Invite apart from the crowd.

{Custom Samples} Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you the ability to order a printed sample of the actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will print, as well as the paper quality before you ever have to place your final order.

{Over 40 Different Envelope Colors} Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as invitations. You can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to the envelopes so that you can make your invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Basic Invite is even around to help with your “thank you” list after the graduation festivities are over. Sending a personalized thank you card is one way to show others that you care and are happy that they got to share this exciting time in your life.

(Again, you know me with the gold ;))

If graduation is coming up for your or someone in your family, be sure to checkout customizable graduation announcements. Basic Invite is anything but basic!

PS: The design I chose was the “confetti celebration” card. Again, you can customize to any color scheme you would like. For me, it’s all about the pink, white, and gold. Let me know in the comments what your favorite color scheme is.

XO,

Rebekah

*Thanks to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.*

The Best Rose Beauty Products

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Happy Wednesday! I’m so happy that we are halfway through this week, because I have the MOST exciting weekend planned.  I am taking a spa day (Christmas gift) on Saturday with my friends followed by the Dallas Cowboys playoff game in Dallas on Sunday! My dad & I are headed down there on Sunday, and I can’t wait! I wanted to share today’s post on my favorite rose beauty products, because TRUST me your skin needs it. I don’t know what is up with this weather. One day it’s 30, one day it’s 70. That’s Arkansas weather for you. That being said, my skin has definitely taken the brunt of the weather. We are talking some DRY skin y’all. Good thing I have my favorite rose products to help me out!

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Face mask // Salve (only $5.50!) // Hand cream // Marble tray

If you have sensitive skin, have no fear. I am allergic to several laundry detergents, sunscreens, etc. and these products worked very well for me. I was not allergic to them at all. Here’s how I use each one:

Rose face maskI have a special place in my heart for Peter Thomas Roth beauty products. They are high quality and made from amazingly powerful ingredients. This mask is a combination of five different types of rose stem cells! It has a very “bouncy” texture and goes on super smooth. For the winter, I apply a thin layer as the last step in my skincare routine. I leave it on overnight and wake up with smooth, glowing skin. HINT: pop this jar in the fridge before applying. When you apply the cold gel, it takes your spa night to a whole other level ;)

Rose salve: Don’t think of this as a lip salve only! My BFF, Ricci, used this salve and I actually never thought I would be a fan of it. However, my life was changed when I tried using this on my elbows. I think because I wear a lot of long sleeves in the winter, it just rubs my elbows and causes them to be dry and flaky. (weird, I know) I now apply this rose salve at bedtime to any areas that need extra moisture, and it works wonders. I like to use on my lips, elbows, and heels.

Rose hand cream: I love the Body Shop products. They smell amazing and work well with my skin. Being in the pharmacy all day, I have to wash my hands a lot. They get dried out super easy and the wind we’ve been having lately doesn’t help. This wild rose hand cream comes in handy! It helps moisturize my hands without causing a greasy mess.

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I hope you love rose as much as I do. I would LOVE to hear what your favorite rose products are, so comment below ;) Also, if you know of any great perfumes that have a rose smell, let me know.

XO,

Rebekah