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Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee Date || Getting A New Job!

Hello, and happy Friday! I hope you've all had a good week! I'm happy it's finally the weekend because as always I have a lot of fun things coming up :) This week was kind of eventful and exciting, especially with getting a new job! Here's a little peek into my week...

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Friday night I (attempted) to spray paint all of these letters for my first recruitment shoot on Saturday evening. I say attempted because I only got through touching up the green letters before the smell of the spray paint got to me, ha! I didn't get to painting the smaller letters like I originally intended but I think that will be a project for me and my acrylic paints soon. :)

However, things didn't exactly go as planned with my recruitment shoot. The weather forecast predicted thunderstorms and rain all day so I made the call pretty early to reschedule it for a sunnier day since most of my activities were going to be outside. I was a little frustrated because as the afternoon went on the rain was delayed later and later. But oh well, we have a lot more recruitment shoots coming up! Plus this setback gave me time to finish up some projects and crafts I wanted to use in the video and photos.

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Since I made the decision to cancel the video shoot on Saturday, my BF and I decided to head to the mall for some rainy day (ish) retail therapy. I was honestly a little stressed about the video shoot, and even more stressed after canceling it and the rain holding off until later so I treated myself to the cutest little silk scarf from Madewell! I love the yellow and the pink in the one that I picked out, it matches all of my purses perfectly. Plus this little silk scarf is under $20!

A Warby Parker store just opened at my local mall, so I decided to walk in to just look at some new frames. I am in desperate need of some new glasses since the ones I have now I got my senior year of high school (5 years ago!) and my prescription has changed quite a bit. I ended up falling in love with the Laurel (or yanny...lol!) frames but decided not to splurge just yet! I have a feeling I'll be back in a week or two though. :)

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Jack Rogers Sandals // Yellow Dress // Straw Bag // Silk Scarf // Denim Jacket

On Sunday my BF and I ventured out to flower day at a local Eastern market downtown! We've been to this particular farmer's market before, however we've never attended flower day before and I have to say we had a blast! There was mainly a lot of flowers, but since we weren't in the market for hanging baskets or flats of flowers to plant it was just fun to look around! There was also a ton of food trucks and other things to do while we were there. I did a post earlier in the week featuring the outfit I wore and I also included a mini recap at the end. If you're interested in reading that you can find it here :)

Later on Sunday evening my dad, BF, and I decided to head to the driving range to hit a few golf balls. It actually ended up being a lot of fun since I don't golf very much!

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I started this week off on the right foot with one of the best Monday's I've had in awhile! I have a lot of fun content coming on the blog really soon and I'm so excited everything I've been planning has been working out, I can't wait to share what I've been working on within the coming weeks! I also got an exciting call from the job I interviewed for last week and I'm happy to say that I will be working at Paper Source! If you're unfamiliar with Paper Source, basically it's my dream store filled to the brim with planners, paper, pens, cute gifts, stickers, and so much more! For a huge planner and craft nerd like myself, this was the perfect job. I can't wait to share more as the summer goes on!

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On Wednesday I had my first day of training for my new job and I have to say it was fun! I've never thought new job training was fun before, ha! After filling out paperwork the other new hire and I got some lessons on how to do some of the projects at the store. I learned how to line an envelope, make a sticker (!!!), and do heat embossing! I go back next week for my final day of training and I'm pretty excited. I have a feeling I'm going to be picking up that sticker maker pretty soon, ha :)

The rest of the week was pretty uneventful, just doing some chores around the house, listing more stuff on my Poshmark closet and an always fun dentist appointment.

This weekend should be another fun one! Tomorrow I am visiting my BF and his family and we're making tacos on the grill!! I'm pretty excited about trying that! Sunday and Monday are going to be for some Memorial Day Celebrations so hopefully the rainy weather holds off so we can enjoy an outdoor picnic and some pool time :)

What are your plans for the holiday weekend? I'd love to know how you're celebrating!

Angela
PS- Come back Tuesday for a new blog post due to the holiday weekend!


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Check out my 21st birthday gift guide and tell me your favorite item on the list!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Yellow Dress At Flower Day

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American Eagle Denim Jacket (super old, similar here) // Universal Threads Dress // Straw Bag

This past Sunday my BF and I decided to attend Flower Day at our local Eastern Market! Even though we weren't in the market for any flowers we had a blast walking around, people watching, eating from all the different food trucks (the donut truck being my personal favorite), and of course exploring some of the famous murals around downtown. 

For the market I put together this cute little outfit and it ended up being perfect for walking around! It was a little on the chiller side so throwing on this denim jacket was the perfect layer for keeping me warm all morning. I think this denim jacket might be one of the oldest pieces in my closet... I got it for christmas from my brothers when I was a freshman in high school almost 8 years ago! That makes me feel old, ha! But, I'm so glad denim jackets are making a comeback because I forgot how much I loved mine and I've been wearing it nonstop!

This yellow dress is a new favorite of mine- I never thought of going for anything yellow since my hair is pretty blonde, but when I saw this dress at Target I knew I had to give it a try! I really like the shade, especially for the summer months coming up. I'm hoping to add a few more yellow pieces to my collection this season!

I also finally jumped on the silk scarf bandwagon and I'm so happy I did! I found this little striped one while shopping around at Madewell for under $20! (pssst, if you're a student, flash your ID for a discount!) I love the way it looks tied to my favorite straw bag, it makes it look so much more fun and unique! I can't wait to style this little scarf all season and hopefully pick up one (or two) more ;)

We took a lot of pictures while at the market, so here are a few extra snaps from our day...

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before I go let me just reiterate... there was a donut!! truck!! Nothing beats a fresh, warm donut on a chilly morning :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have you ever been to your local farmer's market? I love going when the weather warms up!

Angela


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Monday, May 21, 2018

21st Birthday Gift Guide

*Wine and Wine Glass both from Target!

I don't know about anyone else but this seems like the summer of 21st birthday parties! For me, the summer break means a lot of friend parties in general but this year everyone is turning 21! Just in May alone I think I was invited to four 21st birthday parties! I'm not complaining in the least though, I love getting the chance to go out and see all my friends, have a drink (or two..) and just have a good time!

However, going to all of these birthday parties can get expensive between buying yourself a drink and some food, as well as getting a gift! Buying gifts can be tricky especially if you don't have endless amounts of money to spend every weekend (#collegebudget). After two summers of 21st birthdays under my belt now, I think I've come up with the perfect formula for a 21st birthday gift!

The formula? A personal bottle of wine (I find the best ones at Target and Kroger!), and a cute stemless wine glass! Pop the wine (or any drink of choice) inside the glass, wrap it up in a bag, write out a cute birthday card and boom! The cutest birthday gift that your friends will all love- and all for under $10!

Of course, we all have those friends that we want to splurge on a little more so I put together an additional gift guide! These gifts ideas aren't limited to only 21st birthdays, they'd be great for any year! (Just make sure to save the alcohol for all of your 21+ friends though, ha!)

Baublebar Tassel Earrings // Drinks Tee // Made By Mary Necklace (This necklace is on my bday wishlist!)
Ban.Do Cooler // Wine Water Bottle // Rose Pool Float
Coffee Mug // Wine Glass 1 // Wine Glass 2 // Rose Gummies
Punchy Prints Mimosa Tee

We just launched this Punchy Prints Mimosa tee that would be perfect for a 21st birthday brunch with your friends!

Also this necklace is on my birthday wishlist (in August...lol). I love that Made by Mary can customize almost anything on a disc necklace from dates, to initials, to names, and even paw prints for your pets! There really is something for everyone on this website. For personalized, good quality jewelry they are pretty affordable as well! I love the simple disc necklaces I've been seeing lately, so this would be such a pretty, thoughtful gift. :)

What is your go-to birthday gift to give?

Angela

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Coffee Date || Mother's Day and a Car Surprise

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you've all had a good week and are looking forward to an even better weekend! This week was for sure an interesting week with some car troubles and an exciting job interview...

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Saturday my dad, BF, and I spent the whole day exploring Holland, MI and the tulip time festival! It was seriously a blast despite the gloomy weather and I'm already looking forward to taking a trip back next year. I did a full post about our day earlier this week so you can check that out here!

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Sunday was Mother's Day! My mom, dad, and I celebrated together by going out to a dinner of my mom's choice and to the bookstore! The only thing my mom asked for this year was a book, so I thought it would be fun to go and pick one out together! Unfortunately the book my mom wanted wasn't in stock so I had to end up ordering it, but it was still a great afternoon celebrating!

P.S. This is my dog Bentley, so since I'm technically his "puppy mama" I obviously had to get a cute picture of us to share :)

Tuesday started off exciting because I had a job interview for a company that I love. I'm not going to give away too many details yet, but I will say that this is my dream summer job and my fingers are crossed all ways that I get some good news!

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I had to share this #reallife moment because despite the unfortunate events of my car trouble I thought this was pretty funny...I found a birds nest in my car! Yeah, a real birds nest!!

On my way home from my interview my brakes went out which was completely unexpected considering I didn't do anything but drive! It was pretty scary when I initially realized my car wasn't stopping but once I slammed on the breaks I was able to stop and make it home safely. My car is pretty old (again, #collegebudget) so this wasn't my fault- just wear and tear on the car.

Later that night my dad and I went to take a look at the brake things in my car (idk car terms, lol!) and to both of our surprise there was a whole birds nest wedged in there! It was big too! I'm still in shock because I drive my car every day so I have no idea where these birds found the time to make this! My BFs family asked how long I've been giving these birds a ride... I wish I knew, ha! Has this ever happened to anyone else, or am I just nuts?!

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Punchy Prints "Naps are My Thing" Tee // Denim Skirt // Sugarfix Earrings // Hoop Earrings

Once I got everything figured out with my car (it's all good now, BTW!) I was able to focus on more fun things again like Punchy Prints! On Thursday my sister and I were able to start working on more summer designs and taking some more pictures for our social media accounts! Make sure to follow along for new releases and coupon codes on the Punchy Prints Instagram and Facebook page! I can't wait to share some of our new summer prints coming out soon :)

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This week I finally got around to cleaning my closet out and listing some of my clothing on Poshmark! I'll be listing more things throughout the weekend so make sure to follow along @cuethecoffee for updates. I have some Lilly, Kate Spade, cute sunglasses and handbags that I need to sell, so check it out!

I'm currently on my way to go visit my sweet baby niece this morning. I haven't seen her since she was baptized so I'm excited to see her and my sister-in-law today! After visiting my niece I'm heading straight back to my sister's house to work on Punchy Prints some more :)

Tomorrow is my very first recruitment video shoot that I'm hosting, so wish me luck! I'm hosting it on my college campus outside on the football fields and there is supposed to be scattered showers- so fingers crossed the weather holds out for us!

Sunday my BF and I are planning on going to a huge farmer's market downtown so we're both excited about that! This particular farmer's market is huge and has some amazing artwork, food trucks, and flowers!

Hope you all enjoyed this peek into my week! What are your weekend plans?

Angela


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Little Chambray Dress

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Old Navy Chambray Dress (Similar) // Kate Spade Sunglasses // Tortoise Shell Hoops  (Similar, same brand!)

Spring has definitely sprung here in MI! Over the years Spring has slowly become one of my favorite seasons (fall will always be my #1!) because of all the beautiful blooming flowers and trees. My pup and I go on walks every morning and one of my favorite things is walking past this pink tree- I mean its a pink tree, how can you not love that?! Also, since this cute little tree is on mine and my pups usual route I had to include him in this post, ha!

I wore this outfit this past weekend for our Mother's Day festivities! It was perfect for going out to dinner and doing a little shopping. I scored this chambray dress in store at my local Old Navy for $11! Like, how can you beat $11?! I'm going to have to stop going to Old Navy because I always end up finding the best deals and spending all of my money, ha! But seriously, Old Navy is my go-to store and has such great prices for my college budget. :)

I also wanted to incorporate my new tortoise hoops I picked up while in Holland this past weekend. I had been looking for a pair of tortoise hoops for a while, but could never find the right size for me. While I was popping in and out of shops downtown I saw these ones and I was sold! I know I'm going to get a lot of wear out of them year-round and every time I put them on I'll be reminded of my fun little day trip to the Tulip Festival. :)

What is your go-to store for affordable clothing?! I love picking up new pieces and trying new trends, but obviously I can't break the bank. I'd love some recommendations, I'm on the hunt for some cute summer tops since 80% of my wardrobe right now is dresses-lol!

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela


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Monday, May 14, 2018

A Trip To the Tulip Time Festival || Holland, MI

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This past Saturday I was able to knock off one of the first things on my summer bucket list...going to the Holland Tulip Festival! My dad, BF, and I packed up and drove three hours away to spend the day in Holland, MI. None of us had ever really been to Holland before, so aside from seeing the tulips we had fun walking around downtown, trying a new place for lunch, and popping into a few stores!

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When we left for the day it was thundering and pouring down rain in my town and it stayed pretty chilly throughout the day. I had originally planned to wear this and this but quickly realized that warmth and function should come before fashion since we would be spending most of the day walking around outside. Luckily I brought a change of warmer clothes and was able to stay warm (and dry!) all day!

This North Face jacket is one of my favorites for staying comfy and cozy! Its lightweight but it was heavy enough to keep warm even during the early 40 degree weather that we arrived to.

Although the weather didn't pan out like I had hoped, it still ended up being a good temperature to walk around!

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Once we arrived we decided to head straight downtown to look in the little boutiques and get some lunch! This ended up working out perfectly because by the time we had finished up downtown it had warmed up just enough to enjoy the tulip gardens even more!

I ended up leaving with a few little keepsakes from the gift shops per usual- but I couldn't help it, the shops were so cute! I got a cute little sticker for my planner, an adorable pair of tortoise shell hoops from the cutest clothing store, and a little treat for my mom for Mother's Day!

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My BF and I love trying new breweries and tasting different kinds of beer so one thing that he wanted to do while in town was check out the New Holland Brewing Co.! We made a stop there for lunch and all loved it! I'm actually not as big of fan of beer as my BF so I ordered their hard cider and I really enjoyed it! For lunch my dad and I split a pizza and agreed we'd go back just for the pizza, ha! My BF gave his beer of choice two thumbs up as well. :)

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After lunch we actually ran into a parade and decided to stop and watch! It was kind of fun to watch, especially because there was a lot of interesting dutch culture. After the parade was over I found a cute little coffee shop (duh) and grabbed a quick cup to warm up for our walk to the tulip gardens. I can never leave a new town without trying a new coffee shop :)

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My favorite part of the day was the tulips! Holland has over five million tulips in the city and it was so beautiful to see! Unfortunately for us, the weather just wasn't at its warmest so the tulips weren't as lush and vibrant as I had hoped- but they were beautiful nonetheless!

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Even with the clouds, the tulips were beautiful! I loved seeing all of the colors and the different types of tulips there were!

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Above everything else, being able to share this day with my dad and my BF made it that much more special. On the way home we were all trying to decide what our favorite parts of the day were and none of us could decide because they were all so good! All three of us are already planning a trip back next year!

Thanks for reading through my picture overload! I'm hoping we can plan more day trips for this upcoming summer! It was the perfect day with some of my favorite people!

Angela


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Friday, May 11, 2018

Coffee Date || Punchy Prints and Philanthropy Events

Happy Friday! I hope you've all had a good week! This week has been a fun one with Punchy Prints business in full swing, and the weather being beautiful. This week's coffee date post might be a little bit of a picture overload but I had a fun week to share!

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On Friday my sister and I took the whole day to have a "business meeting" for Punchy Prints, and of course do a little shopping! Our morning started off bright and early at one of our favorite coffee/brunch spots downtown. We set up shop in a cozy little corner and spent a few hours sipping our lattes, talking about social media strategies, and coming up with new summer designs for our tees! (PS if you're not following us already, check us out on Instagram @punchyprints!)

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While we were downtown we took advantage of the nice weather and took some product shots of our shirts! It was a lot of fun to spend the morning downtown taking pictures and popping in and out of stores. Plus the flowers and the trees are finally blooming here in MI and it looked so pretty everywhere! After a few hours we decided to head over to the local Whole Foods for a healthy lunch. Sister dates/ business meetings are always the best days. :)

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We also took some time to pop into Old Navy and I'm glad we did! They were having an amazing sale and I ended up walking out with this little violet dress for $15 (in store price)! My sororities flower is actually a violet, so I thought this dress would be perfect for a few recruitment shoots and events coming up this summer. I also love this little collared chambray dress! I didn't go home with it but I think I might be back for it soon, I love how classic and easy it is to wear!

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Saturday my BF and I took a trip to our local outdoor mall for some lunch and shopping! All the trees and flowers started to bloom here in MI and it is beautiful. The weather was perfect and not too hot so we took advantage of the perfect spring day and ate lunch outside! Later on we went out for nachos and margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It ended up being the perfect day!

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On Sunday my sorority attended our annual March for Babies event to benefit March of Dimes! It was such a fun morning- the weather was perfect (although a little hot toward the end), a ton of sisters and friends came out, and we raised over $2,000 for March of Dimes!

This year my chapter had our own tent called the bubble zone where we had fun with kids, friends, and families while shedding light on how March of Dimes research has improved lives of children everywhere.

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Not only did I get to spend time with my sisters but my dad, BF, and dog also came out to join in on all the fun! The actual walk consisted of three miles and my little pup was such a trooper through it all- he was pulling us toward the end, ha! All in all, it was a great morning, spent with my favorite people for an even greater cause. :)

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Tuesday my sister and I packed and shipped our very first Punchy Prints orders- it was so exciting! We've been preparing for orders for months getting our packaging together, making inserts and stickers, and finding the perfect size mailers. Now that the orders are shipped I can't wait for our first customers get some of the vert first Punchy Print tees and share their punchy style with the world :)

The rest of the week was pretty laid back and relaxing! I'm still on a job hunt so I've been focusing on applying to some new places.

This weekend is going to be another exciting one and I can't wait! Tonight I'm heading to a 21st birthday party for one of my sorority sisters, and tomorrow I'm headed to the Tulip Festival!! If you read my Summer Bucket List post then you'd know how long I've been looking forward to visiting the Tulip Time Festival in MI! I'll be bringing my camera along and I can't wait to share pictures next week! Lastly, Sunday is Mother's Day so that will be a fun day spent with family!

What are your weekend plans?

Angela


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