The End of an Era: One Last Trip to Toys ‘R’ Us

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Curiosity. Wonder. Excitement.

Those are all the things that come to mind when I watch my sweet daughter run around Toys ‘R’ Us. It is sad to think that in just a few years, my daughter will never remember visiting a Toys “R” Us location.

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These last few years, we have seen so much growth in our economy. New stores, restaurants and hotels seem to be popping up every other week in my city. It is sad that even though we have seen so much growth, a huge part of so many of our childhood is coming to an end.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably seen that all of Toys ‘R’ Us stores will be closing in a very short time. In the short time that I have had my daughter we have thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits to this amazing store. When I first found out that I was pregnant, I knew that I wanted to register at Babys ‘R’ Us. When it came time for me to register I remember walking around the store with that scanner, thinking about all of the things that I would need for Vivi. It was so exciting to think about her strolling around in her car seat, eating in her high chair, and carrying around all of her necessities in her diaper bag. As she got older, we would take her to actually play with the toys. We have always let Vivi have fun running around, playing with all of the displays and picking out a special surprise. It became a must-do on our trips into Savannah and it was something that my little family always enjoyed.

When I found out that the store was closing, I knew that I needed to make just one more trip to document such a nostalgic part of childhood. There will be no other words to this post to read. It was simply meant to capture this sweet, sweet moment from my daughter’s childhood. I hope that she enjoys this memory because I will definitely miss the excitement on her face walking through the doors of our Toys ‘R’ Us store.

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Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Toys R Us Closing Photoshoot,

Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Toys R Us Closing Photoshoot,

Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Toys R Us Closing Photoshoot,

Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Toys R Us Closing Photoshoot,

Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Toys R Us Closing Photoshoot,

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Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Toys R Us Closing Photoshoot,

Goodbye Geoffrey! You will be missed!

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Pink Hues and Life Updates

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

Hello my Beautiful Friends! Life has been so absolutely crazy lately and I just wanted to take the time to fill all of you in!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

First up, I am done with school for the summer! Teaching is hard and definitely a stressful job so I always look forward to those few weeks in the summer when I can take some time for myself. We have a family vacation to Disney planned in just one short week, we are planning to go to Charleston for my birthday, and I am hoping that we can squeeze in weekend trip to Gatlinburg. I will also be majorly catching up on my blog, all 11 drafts that I have in progress, and planning out new centers for my classroom. I may have 7 weeks off, but I will be busy for most of those!

Another exciting change is that we sold out house! We are currently living with my parents while our dream house is being built. We will finally have some extra, much needed space, and I will have a closet room! Stay tuned for some fun updates on the house and full post on how I edit and organize my closet room. As of last week the foundation had been poured and the frame had been built. Next step is insulation and dry wall! We meet with our builders the first week of June and I we will hopefully find out our closing date. This is such exciting time in our lives and I cannot wait to see what exciting things are still coming in our future.

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

Vivi is growing like a weed and has developed the cutest little personality. She is very particular about what she likes and is not afraid to tell you “No!” She has an obsession with all things tiny so at any given time our floors are covered with Shopkins, Hatchimals and LOL Dolls. She has also discovered “Cookie Swirl C” videos on YouTube. Those videos are both annoying and extremely addicting! I find myself being sucked in wondering what Shopkins she is going to get in her blind bag or if her LOL Doll will be a limited edition. Clearly I missed my calling in life and should be making videos of unwrapping Shopkins my profession.

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

It is also getting so much warmer here in Savannah. I feel like we went straight from Winter to Summer. We are already seeing temperatures in the nineties so I know that it is going to be a long, hot summer. The plus side is that I have been able to pull out all of my cute dresses, off the shoulder tops, and fun sandals. I am loving all of the trends for this spring and summer. They are making my inner 90s girl so happy. Give me all of the wide leg, high waisted jeans and platform sandals!

This outfit was from earlier in the spring before the temperatures got significantly higher. I love this light-weight Members Only jacket and feel like it will be great for cooler summer nights. The fact that Members Only is still around making classic jackets also makes my inner 90s girl so happy! The pink color is a fun touch and I love how it gives a more casual vibe to my outfit. I paired it with one of my favorite pairs of jeans, the cutest blush mules, and a comfy tunic. To finish off the look, I added sunglasses, a pair of fun earrings, and my absolute favorite clutch from the Studio DIY Can’t Clutch This subscription. I mean a Toaster Pastry Clutch? Yes Please!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

I am really hoping to get on a schedule, or at least catch up, on my blog this summer so if there is anything that you want to see or hear about, please do not hesitate to let me know! I always love to hear from you! I will also have a series of posts after my Disney trip so let me know what you want to hear about and I will be sure to snap the right pictures or uncover the right secrets! I am also planning my first video tutorial so if you have any filming or video tips, please let me know!

I hope you all have a great start to your summer and that you are making the most of every moment! Thank you for being such amazing followers! I appreciate all of you more than you know!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

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Jacket c/o | Top | Jeans | Shoes | Sunglasses | Earrings | Clutch

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

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Field Frolicking and Planning for the Future

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Whether your retirement is a couple of years or a couple of decades away, it is never too early, or too late, to start dreaming about and preparing for it. Traditionally, retirement planning has focused on saving money and building financial security. However, studies have found that having a vision for the future and planning for that vision are as important as money in achieving a fulfilling retirement experience.

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Retirement satisfaction is typically linked to several factors: having a clear vision of retirement goals, early financial planning, continued engagement, and activity throughout retirement, financial preparation and professional advice.

The importance of planning for a meaningful retirement has increased as life expectancy has improved. According to an Actuarial statistics study*, the baby boomer generation is expected to live longer than any previous generation. In fact, it is anticipated that over half of the people alive today will likely live to be 82 years or older. When you consider even further advancements in modern medicine that will affect Generation Xers and Millennials in their old age, it is likely that people will be living a lot longer than previously thought possible. Unlike their elders, many people can look forward to living for several decades – as opposed to several years – in retirement.  (*Source: Life Tables for the United States Social Security Area 1900-2100. Actuarial Study No. 116 by Felicitie C. Bell and Michael L. Miller.)

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

While most people would agree that envisioning their retirement dreams is an important part of planning for the future, many of us may not know where to start or how to do it. One often overlooked suggestion involves writing down your vision for the ideal Retirement. It is based on the premise that those who write down their goals are much more likely to achieve them.

Written goals are much more concrete and tangible. In order to write them down, you are forced to think through the details. And, the simple act of writing down your goals adds a certain level of accountability. This is a technique that has been used by entrepreneurs from Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) to Daymond John from NBC’s Shark Tank. Once your goals are on paper, they are out there for the world to see, and there is no going back.

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

By answering thought-provoking questions about your individual vision and passions, you will uncover the attitudes, values and aspirations that drive your unique goals. This can help you develop a “retirement roadmap” in order to prepare both emotionally and financially for your future. During retirement, you can use these same questions to re-envision and re-evaluate your goals as you consider your experiences, challenges and worries as a retiree. The questions below can help you get clarity around your goals and dreams, and ultimately allow you to identify the necessary steps to get you there.

  • What do you look forward to doing in retirement? – Possibilities to explore include spending time with family and friends, going back to school, doing volunteer work, starting a new business, staying healthy and fit, and traveling.
  • Where do you dream of going? – Consider possible destinations and activities, how you would like to travel, how much traveling you would like to do and who you would like to travel with.
  • Where do you see yourself living? – Where you live significantly impacts your costs in retirement. Do you want to be part of a community? Do you want to try a new climate or lifestyle? Do you want to live in multiple locations? Consider whether you want to stay close to your current home, move closer to family, or relocate near activities you love.
  • How do you want to make your lasting mark? – Your legacy is what is important to you and what you want to pass on to others. Leaving a legacy can mean many things including passing on your assets, your values or the lessons you’ve learned. Consider what gives you a sense of satisfaction and how you can have a lasting impact.

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

After you have explored your dreams for retirement, you will want to consider how to turn those dreams into reality. Working with a financial planner can help you with your retirement vision. Research has shown that people who seek help from an advisor are generally more positive in their outlook for retirement. Having a written financial plan is one of the likely reasons for this.

Fulfillment in retirement is not just about getting the money right; it’s about having a vision, remaining connected to community and living your dream. Consider working with the Atlanta Wealth Management Firm of Benedetti, Gucer & Associates. They can help you envision your retirement lifestyle and create a financial plan to attain that goal. 

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With all of that taken care of, you can do less worrying about the future and more frolicking through the fields. I don’t know about you, but I would choose field frolicking any day over worry!

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Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

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Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

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Walking into Summer with Kendra Scott

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

t feel like I say this with each new collection, but Kendra Scott has seriously out done herself with her Summer 2018 collection. Vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and fun tassels will have your jewelry shining brighter than the sun all summer long!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

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For this release, I decided to team up with some of my favorite Blogger Babes to share our favorite pieces. Kendra Scott has always made beautiful jewelry but I feel like when you are able to see it with an outfit, instead of just on a shelf, it makes so much more of a statement. The pieces come to life and you are able to start thinking about how you would style them in your own wardrobe. You go from wanting a piece of jewelry to needing to add that statement to your own collection. Together with my friends, we tried to bring the pieces to life. To show their movement, highlight their colors, and showcase their versatility. These pieces will become staples in your wardrobe.

So who are these fabulous blogger babes? I am sure you recognize Julia of Glitter & Juls. She is one of my best friends and has made frequent appearances on my blog and Instagram. The blonde cutie is Kailey of Little Miss Payne. She has quickly become one of my closest friends and I am so thankful for her friendship and support. We all met up at the gorgeous Kendra Scott store on Broughton Street, picked out our favorites, and our friend Hilary, of Hilary Hull Photography, captured the magic. I hope you enjoy the pictures. We had so much fun and really fell even more in love with the pieces. I will link all of our favorites and I encourage you to add some to your own collection.

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Denise Rose Gold Statement Earrings in Lilac Mother of Pearl

These earrings are amazing because you can change the earring to fit your style. Choose one, two, or three tassels to achieve your desired link. You can also by pairs in multiple colors and mix-up the tassel colors for a completely different look.

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Elisa Rose Gold Pendant Necklace in Lilac Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Cristina Rose Gold Statement Earrings in Lilac Mother of Pearl

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Ro Long Pendant Necklace in Gold

Graham Choker Necklace in Gold

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Cristina Gold Statement Earrings in Aqua Howlite

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Betsy Gold Long Pendant Necklace in Red Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Cristina Gold Statement Earrings in Pink Agate

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Cassidy Gold Pendant Necklace in Red Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Denise Gold Statement Earrings in Red Mother of Pearl

Dove Gold Statement Earrings in Red Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Julie Gold Stretch Bracelet in Pink Agate Mix

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Elton Gold Cuff Bracelet in Magenta

Elaina Gold Chain Bracelet in Magenta

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Sophee Matte Drop Earrings in Magenta

Elora Rose Gold Hoop Earrings in Lilac Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Augusta Gold Long Necklace in Pink Agate Mix

Kristen Gold Statement Earrings in Red Mother of Pearl

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Denise Gold Statement Earrings in Aqua Howlite

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Megan Cocktail Ring

This beauty definitely came home with me! Her name is Megan! How could I leave without her? She comes in four different colors and adds the perfect amount of glam to any outfit!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

Julie Rose Gold Stretch Bracelet in Lilac Mother of Pearl

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Elisa Matte Necklace in Aqua Howlite

Betsy Gold Long Pendant Necklace in Aqua Howlite

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Shop My Outfit and Similar Styles:

Top | Belt | Skirt | Handbag | Shoes | Bracelet | Earrings | Lip ColorRing

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles Kendra Scott Summer 2018, spring outfits, with Hilary Hull Photography and best blogger friends photoshoot

I hope you were able to find something that you love. All of the pieces are beautiful and I know that you will love them in your collection. Let me know what pieces are your favorite! I always love to hear from you!

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Photography courtesy of Hilary Hull Photography.

Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used in this post and I may receive a small commission.

Serenity at Spa Bleu: The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Last year for Mother’s Day, I told my sweet husband that what I wanted more than anything, was a day of pampering. He asked me where he should book the appointment and I knew right away that I wanted to go to Spa Blue.

Nestled off the corner of Broughton Street in Savannah, GA is the home of my favorite spa in the city. A short elevator ride to the second floor and I am immediately at peace. A calm, quiet atmosphere just washes my stress away, and I am immediately relaxed, if only for a few hours.

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

While my husband did get me a package for Mother’s Day last year, a series of unfortunate events, and the ever busy schedule of a Mom, caused me to have to continually reschedule my appointment. I was finally able to visit on my Thanksgiving Break last year, hence the Christmas decor, and it was exactly what I needed to de-stress over my break. The reason I am writing this post now is because I cannot imagine a better gift to give the mom’s in your life than a spa package. Whether they have a day job or stay home, the job of a mother never ends. There is always a dish to be washed, a lunch to be packed, laundry to be folded or a nose to be wiped. We give hugs, wipe tears, kiss boo-boos, and finally drag ourselves to bed well after the rest of the house. We deserve a day of pampering! I am not complaining. I love my life as a Mom, but it is nice to take a step back and focus on myself, if only for a few hours.

Honestly though, a spa package is a good gift for the Mom in your life on any occasion. Whether it is for Christmas, birthday, or just because, I encourage you to spoil the ladies in your life! I can promise that they will thank you!

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Now that you have the perfect gift in mind, let’s get back to my spa of choice. I love Spa Bleu because it is a locally owned business that takes cares of all of your pampering needs. They are always offering some sort of special package and that is exactly what my husband took advantage of last Mother’s Day. My package included an hour massage, a facial and a pedicure. I was able to have a few hours to myself to just enjoy my services and finally relax. Besides the service that I mentioned, they also offer manicures, body wraps and scrubs, waxing, spray tanning, hair and makeup. They also have a variety of products available for purchase so you can continue your treatments even after your services have ended.

All of the staff that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting has been super helpful and knowledgeable. The took the time to talk to me, let me know about the services I would be receiving, and address any concerns that I had. I have almost always gone home with samples of products to try and I have always left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

For Mother’s Day this year, Spa Bleu is offering two packages. The first is the Mommy Dearest package. This is a 2 hour treatment package that mom is sure to enjoy. Mommy Dearest will have her choice between a one hour Swedish Relaxation Massage or Organic Skin Specific Facial. This delightful package also includes her choice of Organic Aromatherapy AND a Spa Pedicure. Mom is welcome to spend as long as she likes in the relaxation lounge after her treatments and enjoy some tea or coffee. Includes a fresh flower and spa treats!

The next package is the Mom & Me. I love this package because it is treat that you can enjoy with your Mom.  The base package allows you to relax together and spend some quality time with Mom! Both of you will receive Customized Massages with your choice of Organic Aromatherapy. You will be together the entire time. After your massage, you are welcome to take your time together in the relaxation lounge. It also includes fresh flowers and spa treats! With this package you also have the option of adding Organic Skin Specific Facials, Organic Dead Sea Salt Scrubs and a Light Lunch & Tea Service, for an additional charge.

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Spa Bleu is also proud to offer a variety of products from many local businesses. You can shop products from the Savannah Bee Company, Little Barn Apothecary, Morgan Taylor, Mable Rose Candles and Votivo. Any of these options would be a perfect additional gift to add with Mom’s spa treatments!

Whether you are hoping to treat a special Mom in your life, looking for gift ideas for yourself, or just looking to treat yourself to a little pampering, I strongly encourage you to consider Spa Bleu. From the atmosphere, to the people, to the services, I enjoyed every aspect of my visit and will definitely be back. I think I may even ask the Hubs for another day of pampering this Mother’s Day. I could really use a little rest and relaxation and I know that Spa Bleu will take care of all of needs.

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

Let me know if you decided to book an appointment! I always love hearing from you and would love to learn about what treatments you received! Make sure to tell them that Being Mrs. Fowler sent you!

Local Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, shares a review of Spa Bleu, a local spa, a perfect gift for Mother's Day

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. I truly love supporting local businesses and enjoyed every aspect of my visit. I will definitely be visiting again and I hope that my posts encourages others to visit as well!

 

Mom’s Day out at The Mothership: An Epic Morning at Target

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

What happens when you have 5 mothers, one of which is an amazing photographer, spend the morning at Target, completely child free?

You let loose, have fun, and create the most epic photo shoot!

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

It is no secret that Moms love Target. Who am I kidding? It’s not just Moms! Everyone loves Target! But seriously, every Mom that I know loves the store that is so often referred to as The Mothership. Those red shopping carts are a sign of love and passion. As soon as you walk in the door, that passion takes over, and just for an hour, sometimes two or three, you can escape all of your worries perusing the aisles of the most addictive store in the United States. With the smell of Starbucks in the air, you know that you are home, and soon enough your cart will be filled with shoes, clothes, and throw pillows that you didn’t realize just how much you needed in your life.

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

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Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

For me, I have my Target trips down to a science. I am immediately sucked in by The Dollar Spot and from there, it is all down hill, but in a good way. I can spend an hour going through $3 succulent planters and $1 stationary packs trying to find just the perfect piece for my home or desk. They also have great stuff for Vivi, most of which is usually $1, so I can keep her entertained while I shop. After The Dollar Spot, we make a quick stop at Starbucks for coffee and cake pops, and then we are ready to take on the store. I head straight to the clothes and spend a majority of my time looking through racks, taking mirror selfies and trying on items. I then hit the shoes and accessories, because I clearly need a complete outfit, and stock up on the cutest pieces. After that it is makeup and hair products (Can we say Kristen Ess?) and I finish up my trip with coffee mugs and groceries. I bribe Vivi with a quick trip down the Shopkins aisle and three hours, and $300 later, we are done!

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

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Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

That, however, is a typical Target trip. What happens when it is not so typical, kid-free, and you are accompanied by some of your best girl friends? You become a kid again and have the most epic Target trip you could ever imagine. Kicking back on all the plush chairs and throw pillows, taking selfies with all the coffee mugs, having conversation at the patio furniture, and trying on all of the clothes and shoes. Don’t forget to add in lots of wine, buggy rides, and an enormous amount of laughing, and you literally have the most perfect Target trip this Mom has ever had.

This trip is every Mom’s dream. Target is our playground and that is how it has earned the name The Mothership. It has everything we need and everything we didn’t know that we needed. A golden weenie dog tape dispenser? You totally need that! (And I actually have that!) An adorable pen mug with a face? How have you been living without it? Another graphic tee about guacamole? Get in my cart now! Target just gets women, and for that, it will forever hold a special place in my heart!

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

If you have not done it lately, I highly encourage you to go to Target with your girlfriends, completely kid-free, and just have fun! It was such an amazing day and was exactly what this tired Momma needed. Find your tribe and love them hard, especially when they are willing to act like fools with you at Target!

Meet my Mom Tribe and fellow Target lovin’ Mommas:

Julia of Glitter and Juls

Kailey of Little Miss Payne

Kate of Kate Laraine

Tori of Life After a Little

I hope you enjoyed this epic shoot as much as we did. Life is too short not to have fun every once and while, especially when that fun is at The Mothership. Here is to a morning with girlfriends, a Venti Starbucks, and a newly filled Dollar Spot!

Being Mrs. Fowler, joined 4 other Savannah Mom Bloggers, to create a fun-filled Target Photoshoot, in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with Kate Laraine Photography behind the camera, capturing the perfect Mom's Day Out

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Photography courtesy of Kate Laraine Photography.

The Grove: A New Savannah Staple

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

One of my favorite things about Savannah is all of the yummy, local cuisine. We have a lot of truly amazing restaurants that feature unique dishes, friendly atmospheres, and some great views of the city. Our newest addition, The Grove, is no exception and is already making waves in our little community.

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

Over my Spring Break I called up my sweet friend Amy Darley of the YouTube channel Team Darley to see if she wanted to join me for lunch. She had been eager to try it out as well so we met on a Thursday for lunch with an open mind and empty bellies. We were immediately blown away by the building. It is striking and modern with crisp white, black pops, and lots of doors and windows. On nice days you can find all of the doors open making the atmosphere even more inviting. One of the first things that you are sure to notice is the tiled floor. It has quickly become one of the most Instagrammed spots in Savannah and it is easy to see why. It pulls you into the building and just encourages you to pull up a seat and stay for a while.

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

When we visited they were still operating on an abbreviated menu. We quickly made our choices and then sat back to enjoy the ambiance and architecture. We both knew that we wanted to get the Honey Drizzled Fries. It with just the right amount of sweetness mixed with a hint of jalapeno, creating the perfect glaze on a salty and crisp french fry. I could have probably eaten my weight in them! For my meal I got the Savannah Salad. It was light, refreshing and made complete by the tastiest candied pecans. Truly a southern staple. Amy selected The Grove Burger and she said that it was so good. We both cleaned our plates, a sure sign that the food was delicious!

Now that the full menu is complete, I personally cannot wait to head back and taste the Low Country Kale, Forsyth Fried Okra, and the Veggie Burger!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

After we finished our meal, we took a tour of the building. The restaurant consists of three stories. The first flour was the main dining room where we ate. There is a large bar area in the main dining room, but there is also a second bar area off the side of the restaurant. This bar area has large doors that are opened up to City Market on nice days. There is also outdoor seating so you can enjoy your meal while taking in the hustle and bustle of City Market. The second floor was a space that was available to use for meeting and parties. It housed large, comfy chairs, a bar area, and a large table with plenty of seating. The final floor was the rooftop bar and it is definitely the shining star of the entire restaurant. Large doors are opened out onto the deck with a perfect view overlooking City Market. There is a bar, comfy couch style seating and high-top tables. This is sure to become one of the busiest spots for Savannah night life and I cannot wait to head up there for Date Night and drinks with my husband in the very near future.

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

The Grove truly is the perfect addition to our charming little town. It is located in a central location and has something to meet all the needs of its guests. Whether you are dining with your family (I brought Vivi with me!), hanging out with girlfriends, or just enjoying a Date Night, The Grove is the perfect place to enjoy a great meal in the perfect atmosphere. If you are local, be sure to stop in and check it out, and if you are a visiting then you definitely need to add it to your to-do list! Either way, be sure to tell them that Being Mrs. Fowler sent you! I promise that you will not be disappointed!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, visits new Savannah restaurant and nightlife hot spot, The Grove

My Outfit Details & Similar Styles:

Top | Pants | Shoes | Handbag | Earrings | Sunglasses

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post! I just wanted to share my personal review on a restaurant that I am happy is now a part of our Savannah scene! I will definitely be back to enjoy more things on the menu!