Happy Friday! Today is cause for celebration because I not only survived another week of working with toddlers not in school but I also survived packing up and moving our apartment! We aren’t in our house quite yet but our lease was up and we ended up moving onto the guest house on my in-law’s land. Zach’s grandparents lived in the house for years until they both passed away within two weeks of one another earlier this year. My girls have long known the house as “Pop & Mamaw’s” and would come over here to visit and play weekly. They know that Pop & Mamaw went to live in heaven and now we are going to live in their house and they are thrilled about it. Partly because they love this house but mostly because it sits on over 30 acres with a playground, a pond (which I told them was filled with alligators so they never go near it) and a ton of room to ride their jeeps and bikes. While bittersweet for sure it sure is precious to be creating new memories in this sweet little house.
Today I’m very much still playing catch-up with the move, life in general and this blog. We’re 90% settled in except for some boxes of shoes and a couple random boxes of decor. The only hiccup so far is that we didn’t unpack our kitchen and the coffee pot that goes to our Bunn (which I drove over in the front seat of my car to protect) is nowhere to be found. Are replacement coffee pots a thing? If so, I’m about to make a drive to Target. Since we’ve been in a season of moving I thought I would share with you all a few Amazon purchases that have made my life easier!
AMAZON PURCHASES FOR MOVING & ORGANIZATION
WAGON – This is best $100 I have ever spent. We take it to the beach, tailgating, unloading groceries, you name it. It was a LIFE SAVER while moving!
WARDROBE BOXES – I don’t know how I just found out about these but they are amazing! Just hang your clothes in them and transport.
RUBBERMAID CONTAINERS – These are THE BEST organizers! I use them in my fridge & pantry and buy them any time they are on sale!
CORDLESS VACCUM – I waited years before finally buying this on Prime Day and I haven’t regretted it for one second!
3-TIER TROLLEY – This thing is the best to have on hand for organizing bathrooms, playrooms and closets!
ALL THE BEST WEEKEND SALES
H&M — Recieve up to 50% off new styles. Valid 8/17-8/19.
Dermstore —Recieve up to 25% off on select products with code DSBDAY25. Valid through 8/19.
Gap —Receive an extra 20% off your purchase with code COOL. Valid 8/14-8/20.
Target —Save up to 25% off home items. Valid through 8/18.
Urban Outfitters — Take 30% off all BDG denim styles. Valid 8/8-8/29. Additionally, take an extra 25% off all women’s bags. Valid 8/18 only.
POSTS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Things are about to kick into gear over here on thesouthernstyleguide.com. I have pushed back a ton of my content to make sure I could take care of the fam as we move and for the next two weeks so many great posts, brand campaigns and giveaways for you! Make sure to follow along on my instagram account and subscribe to get my post in your inbox so you don’t miss anything! Here are the posts that you might have missed in the past week!
10 Things You Need in Your Makeup Collection – I frequently get asked “what should I start with” or “what are your must-have items for makeup?” I decided to address the products that everyone needs to create an easy look in this post. Not only did I include my cult favorites but I also included several of my drug store must-haves.
Nordstrom New Arrivals – In this post I rounded up my favorite new arrivals from Nordstrom, all under $100. I also teamed up with several other style + beauty bloggers to give one person $800 to shop at Nordstrom. Go and visit this post to enter.