Making the Best of the Rest of My Summer

Summer is just moments away from ending and school seems like it is approaching so quickly, but I am all for living in the moment and only accepting the fact that summer is over when it is actually over. You have to live with the glass half full perspective because if you don’t life can too often seem boring and almost depressing and I want to make sure that I am showing my daughter that living a happy, full ‘glass half full’ life is very, very important. So, with that being said, today I want to share with you how I am making the most of the rest of the summer! I thought it would be fun and productive to create a list of five summer goals to accomplish. I urge you all to do the same, in order to get the most out of these next couple of weeks. Here is my list:

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Soak in the summer

I want to do all things summer related. So, you will probably find me eating watermelon, going to the pool, wearing all of the summer clothes, and playing with chalk outside. If you have already knocked out your summer to do list, I highly recommend making another one. Be creative and think outside the box – there really are so many fun things that you can do in the summer! If you hop over to Pinterest and type in summer bucket list, you are sure to find many fantastic lists. A few ideas that you can find on Pinterest are playing in the sprinkler, having a picnic, going to an outdoor concert, watching a movie in a drive-in theatre, dancing in the rain, and making frozen hot chocolate.

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Savannah Life and Style, Mom Blogger Being Mrs Fowler, shares end of summer bucket list, including window tinting, UHS Window Tinting and Blind, Photography by Midnight in Georgia (11)

Be intentional

Because summer is ending so quickly, I want to make the most of it by being intentional. I believe that it is important to be intentional with what you do on an everyday basis, but in our generation with social media, technology, and other distractions, it can be very hard to actually accomplish this each day. If you have trouble staying intentional throughout the day, you could help yourself out by setting guidelines. Maybe set times where you can check social media, or talk on the phone, wake up early instead of sleeping the day away, and maybe even plan some rest time for yourself.

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Savannah Life and Style, Mom Blogger Being Mrs Fowler, shares end of summer bucket list, including window tinting, UHS Window Tinting and Blind, Photography by Midnight in Georgia (6)

Make time for myself

I know I touched on this a bit above, but I wanted to talk about it more. Being a mom is a really amazing job and I am so lucky to do it each and every day, but what a lot of moms forget to do is to actually make time for themselves. Our kids are constantly relying on us and our health, mindset, and strength should be constantly taken care of. Having time for yourself is important so that you can re-charge each and every day. This may look different from person to person, but a few ways that you can make time for yourself is by taking a bubble bath, scheduling a massage, reading, watching your favorite TV show, or even going to workout.

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Start dreaming of our new house

As some of you know, we are currently building a home in Savannah, Georgia and I am so excited about it! I’ve already been dreaming about it for a while now, but all of the progress that has been made in the past couple of weeks has gotten me so thrilled for the move! Searching for home decor has never been better and it is just so much fun. One thing I am considering is adding window films to our windows. Apparently, they are used for a few different reasons. For starters, window films add a decorative effect to ‘normal’ windows, which would be nice. They can take an ordinary window and make it look extremely unique by adding a textured look. This also adds more privacy in your home! Another great bonus of window tinting is the fact that it can help prevent excessive heat and cold, and it can also prevent harmful UV rays from entering your home. According to UHS Window Tinting and Blinds, “Since 2003, we’ve been helping residential home owners get the best protection from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Radiation from the sun is divided into three components: light that we can see, and infrared and UV rays that we can only feel. As the sun strikes glass, the window film acts as a shield that blocks harmful UV rays, as well as regulates the amount of heat that passes through the glass. In turn, the interior of your office or home will have a more comfortable temperature, even without increasing the cooling or air conditioning capacity in the room. By simply having a window film on your glass doors and windows, you can be protected from the sun and reduce your energy costs at the same time.”

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Focus on health

It is easy to get off-track health and nutrition goals in the summer. It has been so hot in Georgia lately and all it seems like I have been wanting is ice cream and refreshing drinks such as sugar-filled sweet tea. You just cannot get more refreshing than that! In these next couple of weeks, I hope to get fully back on-track when it comes to my health and I am very excited to start the next school year off strong and healthy!

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How are you making the best of the end of your summer? I would love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below!

Also, in case you wanted, here are the links to shop my outfit or similar styles:

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Photography courtesy of Midnight in Georgia Photography.

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

 

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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,

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Goodbye Geoffrey! You will be missed!

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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 Business of Being Busy + BALADIGALA Boots

Well, my intentions of being more routine with my blog posts has not been that successful. To say that my life is busy now would be an understatement. We just sold and moved out of our house, loaded everything into a Pod, moved the essentials into my parents, and are anxiously waiting for our house to be built. The goal is this summer so send a lot of good vibes that we stay on schedule.

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All of the chaos of moving is just the tip of the iceberg. I am also swamped with meetings, appointments, collaborations, daily responsibilities, and work. It is really hard to fit in a schedule of blog posts, especially when it is not my full-time job.

I really love blogging. It is my way to unwind, to express what I am feeling, and just have a safe place in my little corner of the internet. It is my own. I built it from the ground up into what it is today and have watched it mature and grow over the last three years. It is easy to feel like I need to push out a post or stay on a schedule, especially when I have so many people who have taken the time to give me a follow.

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The truth is, though, that your hobby should never feel like an obligation. Lately I have realized that I only want to publish something that I am proud to have written. Something that I am passionate about in my life. I never want to get to the point that I am just pushing out content for the sake of having a post.

We get so caught up in the business of being busy that we think that we have to fit everything on our plates, writing blog posts included! In reality we should be taking a step back, only making time for what really matters in our lives, and, most importantly, making the time to take care of ourselves. I recently wrote a blog post about taking care of ourselves and I encourage you to check it out. It has a lot of great tips on how you can show your self a little love and really allow yourself the change to relax.

Relax and Unwind

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I ask that you bare with me over these next few months. I am going to try my hardest to give you all fun, quality content, but I also have a lot going on in my life. My first responsibility will always be to my family, followed by work. Not matter how much I wish this little hobby of mine could be my full-time job, I have not quite gotten to that point yet so it often will get pushed to the end of my to-do list. That is real life. Most importantly though, it is MY real life and I will continue to do whatever I can to make sure that I am always putting forth my best work and effort in all that I do!

Thank you for sticking with me and supporting me these last few years. You all help to make it so much more special and are my reason why!

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Now, for something a little lighter, how gorgeous are these booties?! The color, the style, the rich, fragrant leather… I am obsessed! They are from chicest little boot company called BALADIGALA. Each boot from their collection features real leather, hand painted details, studs or crystals. They are all gorgeous and are sure to become a staple in your wardrobe. The timeless design and materials means that you will be able to enjoy them for many years. My pair is called Fika Effortless (c/o) in the burgundy color. They go with almost everything in my wardrobe. I love that the color looks good with both browns and blacks. The bootie style means that I can wear them all year long. Just think how cute they would be with a little floral dress! I encourage you to check out BALADIGALA and snag a pair for yourself!

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Want to shop the rest of my look? Check out these pieces and similar styles by clicking the affiliate links below:

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Again, thank you all so much for your love and support! I encourage you all to take a step back, focus on what is important, and make time for yourself. We are only promised today and we shouldn’t waste it getting caught up in the business of being busy.

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From Edgy to Chic: Styling a Leather Jacket

I have always loved a good leather jacket. There is just something about them that looks both edgy and chic and the same time. My problem with them is that I could never find one that fit me how I imagined. The arms were too tight, the jacket was too loose, or the fit was all wrong. That all changed the moment that I received this jacket (c/o) from Members Only. To say that I was obsessed would be an understatement. Even though we were on the brink of spring, I couldn’t wait to style it so many different ways.

Member’s Only Women’s Winn Moto Jacket

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I really feel like a lot of people tend to style a leather jacket one specific way. It is usually styled on the edgier side with jeans or all black. In reality, a good leather jacket is an essential that really should be in everyone’s closet because it can be styled so many different ways. I have always tended to be drawn to the unexpected when it comes to my clothing choices. Whether is be a whole lot of pattern mixing, white pants in winter, or a completely unique handbag, I want my clothes to stand out and make statement. When you style a leather jacket in an unexpected way, that is exactly what you are doing. I feel like your jacket is able to stand out more and people are even more drawn to the style of your outfit.

For my first outfit, I went completely unexpected and paired my jacket with a long maxi skirt. I love the fit of this skirt because it is the perfect length to wear with cute sandals and flows and moves perfectly with each of my steps. The mixture of blue, yellow, and orange really makes a statement and then the black stripes help to pull everything in together. The sharp, black lines reminded me of the style and form of a good leather jacket so I knew that they would be a perfect fit for one another. I kept my top simple with a crisp, white tank and added some of my favorite spring accessories. Hands down, this bag is one of my absolute favorite purchases. It is perfect for spring and summer and really makes a statement. My sandals were a simple black choice and my earrings had a fun tassel design that brought out the orange in my skirt.

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For my next look, I really wanted to focus on the colors of spring. I let this adorable, floral bag from Target be my inspiration and began pulling together items from my closet. I focused on the pretty pink, the soft lavender, and the rich green of spring. I decided to go with olive green because I felt like it was a more unexpected pairing and I really like how it helped to pull the the other pastel colors together. I feel like the ruffles on the shirt really helped to soften the whole look and give everything a more girlie vibe. I kept my bottoms simple with a classic pair of dark wash skinny jeans and finished off the entire look with that fabulous leather jacket. I love how the jacket gives a slight, edgy vibe to an otherwise feminine outfit. Each piece paired so well together giving the outfit an effortless feel. This entire outfit has quickly become a favorite and I expect it to be on repeat all season long.

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For my next look, I definitely went with edgier vibes. While it was fun to style a leather jacket in unexpected ways, you can’t go wrong with what is expected. Destroyed black denim, the softest, perfect chambray top, and a little snake print give this look head turning style with ease. I couldn’t got too edgy with my outfit so I added one of my favorite Dolce & Gabbana clutches for a spring pop. This bag is a few years old but it is definitely one of my favorite pieces. I love pulling it out every spring and summer and implementing it into my wardrobe. I bought it a time in my life when I was able to splurge just a little easier so I relish in the fact that I am still able to carry it around! For my other accessories I added a bright pop with my earrings and stayed classic with a pair of aviators.

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I definitely wanted my last look to be a dress. I feel like with a dress I can achieve a sense of edginess while staying with the charm and whimsy of a typical “Megan” outfit. To achieve this I paired a chic leopard print dress with some of my cutest accessories. In my opinion, tassels are always a good choice so I paired one of my favorite pairs of earrings with the cutest tassel handbag. I love the multi-colored tassel on the bags and how I can easily pair it with so many different outfits. It was a total steal and a great dupe for some of the other more expensive lines. For my shoes, I tried to pick a pair that mimicked the hardware of the jacket. I love the large, silver snaps and how they echo the silver hardware of the jacket. I really think it is the finishing touch to pull the entire outfit together.

Dress | Earrings | Shoes | Handbag | Sunglasses

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I really hope that this post inspires you to style your leather jacket in new, fun, unexpected ways. It is so fun to play with your clothes, creating new outfits. If you do not have a leather jacket, then I definitely encourage you to add one to your closet. It is such a staple piece and, as you can see, can be worn so many different ways. If you have a fun way of styling your leather jacket, let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram (@beingmrsfowler)! I always love hearing from you!

Oh! And the watch featured in this post is from Daniel Wellington (c/o)! I love the mix of the brown leather and the black face and I have worn it so much since I was able to add it to my wardrobe! I encourage you to get one of your own and make sure to use code MRSFOWLER15 to save 15% on your purchase!

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A Color Matching Experience with Distinctly You Image and Color Consulting

Through the world of blogging and social media, I have been privileged to meet and work with a lot of really wonderful people and local businesses. Last year, when I was hosting the “Fashion at your Pace” event with Pace Lighting, I was introduced to Victoria Baylor of Distinctly You: Image and Color Consulting. I am so happy that I had the chance to meet with her because she is a wonderful woman who is doing amazing things in our local community and beyond.

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As I mentioned, Victoria is the owner of Distinctly You: Image and Color Consulting. Through her business, she works with women and men teaching them about the importance of color and how to best dress your body in the workplace. A lot of people are clueless about what looks best on their body so Victoria works with them, teaching them to pick pieces that will accentuate their best features and really help them to stand out. Much of what she does is a custom color analysis. Through this service, Victoria goes through the different color palettes and works with you to determine what colors look best with your skin tone, eye color, and other features. I was privileged enough to meet with her and had her do a Custom Color Analysis on me.

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Throughout history, color has been used as a symbol for different things. When you think of the color red you probably think of love or passion. When you think of the color green, many people think of wealth or money. The question though is how do these colors affect people when they wear them. Unfortunately, not everyone can wear every color. I am sure you have realized by now but some colors probably look terrible on you. I know for me personally, I look awful in bright yellow. It washes me out and does nothing for my complexion. The same can be said for most “electric” colors. Neon pinks and greens do nothing for me so I have always tried to avoid those colors. While I knew those colors were not for me, I wanted to know if their were other colors that I should not be wearing. I also wanted to know what colors looked best on me.

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Through a sampling of meticulously made fabric swatches, Victoria and I were able to try a variety of colors with my skin tone. Using only a white sheet to cover my outfit and a face without makeup, Victoria and I went through all of the seasons of colors. It was honestly really difficult at first because, as boastful as it sounds, most colors looked good against my skin-tone. Of course those neon’s did nothing for me, but most of the other colors didn’t seem to cause any problems. We finally figured out that I could best be labeled as “Muted.” According to the International Image Institute in Toronto, Canada, “The muted palette is midway between Summer and Autumn, and has the colors that both palettes share. Although you are more neutral in your undertone, you may be slightly more warm or more cool, which will help indicate your “home” season. This will help to further define your palette.”

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It was such a great experience and, even though I have a love of clothes and fashion, I still learned a lot about myself and the colors that I should be wearing. It really helps me to hone my shopping, especially when I am looking for something specific, to find the perfect piece, best suited for my body in all ways.

I encourage you to check back later this week because Victoria well be back with a guest blog post, furthering explaining what she does and the services that she offers. If you are local to Savannah, I encourage that you check her out. She is truly wonderful woman that can help you a lot in the face of a wardrobe crisis!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary color consultation in exchange for a blog post. All opinions are my own.

Relax and Unwind

Let’s be honest. Most weeks I go non-stop and have little to no time to stop. I wake up at 5:30am, pack lunches, pack bags, load Vivi in the car, head to work, teach all day, attend staff meetings, write lesson plans, grade papers, tutor after school, squeeze in doctor’s appointments, attend blogger events, schedule playdates, grocery shop, cook dinner, wash dishes, wash clothes, clean house, take care of Vivi, write blog posts, have pictures taken, edit photos, post on social media, respond to comments on social media and FINALLY get to bed only to do it all over again… Are you tired from reading that because I know I am worn out from living that life!

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In the world of blogging, especially when it is not your full time job, we are notorious for stretching ourselves thin. We try to find a healthy balance but we still are often times squeezing more than we should on our plates. It is natural for things to fall off the edges. I don’t know if you noticed, but in my incredibly long list of weekly activities, I made no mention of personal care or “me time.” This is because that is usually the first thing to be cut off my overflowing plate. When prioritizing, I generally put myself last, which really is not good for my life, my health, or my sanity. Here lately I am realizing the importance of self-care and taking just a little time to do something for myself. When I take that time I am more rested, in a better mood, and more productive. It makes for a much happier Megan who is much more pleasant to be around. I get more things than done and definitely am better with time management.

So how am I taking more time for myself? It is little things here and there that I want to share with you all and encourage you to implement into your own life. I can promise that with a little self-care, you will feel like a new woman (or man!) and be a much more productive version of yourself!

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Make Time for a Little Pampering

Sometimes it is nice to just sit back and let someone else take care of you. Whether you are getting a manicure and pedicure, indulging in a massage, or just getting a much needed hair cut, a little pamper session can do wonders. For me, especially now that it is warmer, I take the time to go and get pedicures. I usually grab one of my besties, drop Vivi off with one of her Grandparents, pick up a Starbucks and just sit back and relax. I pay extra for the longer foot massage and hot towels because my busy feet deserve the break. I gossip about life events, scroll through social media, and just focus on anything but my busy schedule. It is so nice to just be able to turn off my running my mind for an hour. I try to go every two weeks but if that is not possible then I definitely go once a month. It also has the bonus of giving me super cute toes all through sandal season.

I also am a member of the Southern Sugaring Sugar Society. With this monthly membership I am able to go get a Brazilian and an eye brow wax every month. It may be TMI but it is so nice to not have to worry about that little detail. I consider the girls at the salon my friends and I love drinking my wine, catching up with them, and taking care of all that unwanted hair! If you are local to the Savannah area I highly encourage you booking an appointment with Tiffani or Jessica. They are both fabulous, wonderful ladies who I love! Make sure to tell them that Being Mrs. Fowler sent you!

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Lounge Around in Cute Jammies

If I am going to be spending a Saturday catching up on laundry, meal planning, and cleaning my house then I might as well be doing it in adorable jammies. Luckily I have Marley Lilly to keep me cute and comfy, complete with a perfect monogram. When my pajamas match, it just makes me feel like I have my life together. It may seem silly but I feel so much more efficient when I am doing household chores in an adorable pajama set. This set has long-sleeves with shorts which I love. It helps with my legs always being hot at night and my arms always being cold. The robe has loose, flowing sleeves so it fits easily over any pajamas. My slippers are so soft and I wear them whenever possible. They have grips on the bottom to prevent you from slipping and they are perfect for slipping into after a long day of working. I strongly encourage you to treat yourself to a comfy, matching pajama set and I can promise that you will feel much more glamorous as you take care of those household chores!

Pajamas | Robe | Slippers

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Netflix and Chill

When this phrase first started I was not exactly sure what it meant, and still don’t really, but for me, it means exactly what it says. I watch a whole lot of Netflix and do not do much of anything else. When I have the time. I love taking the day to watch an entire series on repeat. I will sit in the same spot for hours watching episode after episode of all the shows that I have missed while going non-stop. It is so nice to do absolutely nothing. My mind can shut off and travel to a different place. I can be in the ER with Meredith Grey, saving Storybrooke with Emma Swan, or fighting the bad guys with Eleven, all from the comfort of my very comfy couch. I do not do it often, but when I am able, it is so nice to sit their all day, eating my snacks, sipping my wine, and informing Netflix multiple times, “Yes! I am still watching!” Here are my Top 5 Favorite shows to binge currently on Netflix:

1. Grey’s Anatomy

2. Pretty Little Liars

3. Stranger Things

4. Fuller House

5. Once Upon a Time

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Indulge in a Little Retail Therapy

While I cannot do it as much as I like, my absolute favorite way to relax and unwind is with a little retail therapy. If you have been following my blog for a while then you know that I absolutely love shopping! I don’t care if it is shopping online or shopping at the mall. I love it all. I love the smell of new shoes, the crinkle of shopping bags, and the way it feels to pop a tag off of a new shirt. Add in an ice, cold Starbucks to sip and enjoy as I shop and you have one very happy, relaxed Megan! It is so nice to be able to treat myself to something new. I work hard and I feel like I should be able to spurge every now and then. But it is not just for myself. Since I have a daughter, I love buying her new things as well. The little girl clothes are so cute and she gets just as excited about new clothes. I also love all the fun little toys that she likes. She and I both love opening up a new pack a Shopkins and seeing what is inside! Seriously though, this is definitely not a way to relax that I encourage frequently but, I do think you should treat yourself every once and a while!

I hope that this post encourages you to take some time for yourself. Self care is so important and it is definitely something that everyone should take them time to do. We all work so hard so it is important that we reward our hard work. This allows us to refocus and become even more successful in our endeavors. Let me know how you unwind in the comments below! I always love to hear from you!

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