1 Year Bloggerversary 

one year of blogging highlights

This week SC’s Scoop turned one year old, which means I’ve completed a full year of blogging! Say what!?!

It’s amazing to me to think about what I have done in the past year and think about how life was when I began this blog. Blogging is something I thought about doing for years before I pulled the trigger. Now I look back and think, “Why didn’t I start sooner?”

At the same time, blogging has been much harder than I thought it would be. I have put more time and energy into it than I expected to, but at the same time all the effort I put into this blog is a direct reflection of how much I enjoy it. Before I begin to ramble (and bore you!), I want to share the most popular blog posts and my personal favorite blog posts since SC’s Scoop began.

Most Popular Posts
My Personal Favorite Posts

I’ve learned A LOT in this past year and recently shared some advice for new bloggers that may be helpful if you are thinking about starting one. My favorite things about blogging are building relationships with other bloggers and having ownership over a creative outlet that also acts as a filing system for memories.

The two biggest highlights for this past year have been my nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award and monetizing my blog. I did not originally create my blog to make money off of it, so creating an income stream has been eye-opening and exciting. It is amazing to think how my skills have improved with marketing, social media and search engine optimization as well.

I would love to know what you’ve enjoyed about my blog, and if you have any favorite posts. For my fellow bloggers, what did you learn in your first year? Did you have any special moments or big highlights? What is your favorite thing about blogging? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Cheers & have a great weekend!

Sarah Camille

P.S. Stay tuned for a feature on the outfit I’m wearing in the top photo.  All the clothing details will be up on Monday.

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Life Lately

Hi friends!

This past month has felt like a roller coaster, and I’ve been meaning to fill you all in. My fiancé Will and I kicked of July at the beach in South Carolina and it provided just the right amount of rest and relaxation. We were there for a whole week and our days consisted largely of long walks on the beach, reading by the beach, paddleboarding and bike rides. And, then the month took a crazy, surprising turn!

One of the highlights was going out on my little brother’s boat with Will. We went to an inlet and posted up on a sandbar. It was like we had our own little private beach. Jackson caught a few sharks while we were there and I found a hermit crab and sand dollar. On our way in we fished and I caught a fish for the first time in many years! (Side note: everything we caught or found was released back into its habitat.) Our beach trip definitely helped me slow down and enjoy all the blessings in my life. If you have not visited South Carolina’s beaches, you should really check them out. The marsh land, islands and inlets that make up the coast are so unique and beautiful.

And then…

The week following our beach trip, I dove straight back into work for a big event. There were a couple late nights and then it was time to hit the road on Friday to meet up with Will outside of Pittsburgh for a motorcycle race. He was all set to race on Saturday, July 15 for an endurance race similar to the one we travelled to New Jersey for on Memorial Day weekend. When I look back on that morning, it did feel chaotic and rushed. Maybe those were the only signs that things were “off.” Will started the race and I watched him zoom by… only to hear just one second later, “Will’s down! Will is down! I saw him go down!”

I immediately went into auto-pilot, focused on getting to Will and seeing if he was ok. We travelled down the track and I could see him getting up from his bike. He gave us a thumbs down sign, and might heart sank, knowing something was wrong. Will got a ride back to us and it was pretty clear from the beginning that his collarbone was messed up. Part of it was actually bent upward, like it could almost break his skin.

An ambulance ride and emergency room visit later, we discovered Will’s collarbone was in four pieces. Will and I filled his pain medication, stopped at a local diner for lunch (where Will quickly became the center of attention!) and headed back to the track to pack our bags and get home as quickly as possible. Since we drove separately, I packed Will into the car with ice and pillows so he could drive somewhat comfortably. Then, I followed behind him for our 4 1/2 hour drive home. I was calling him often just to double check that he was as “ok” as he could be given the circumstances.

After the accident…

In the days following the accident, Will was in a lot of pain and I was getting up several times each night in an effort to help him get ice, medicine, an extra pillow or anything else to try and stay as comfortable as possisble. Thankfully Will got scheduled for surgery pretty quickly, just five days after the accident. While surgery is the best decision to fix everything, that day was probably the most difficult for me as I was pretty tired from the week at that point. While we waited for the surgery to be done and then to hear that we could see Will, it felt like time was passing so slowly. I hated seeing Will in more pain, and I so badly wished I could just trade places with him.

After surgery day, I was pretty exhausted. I crashed on the couch the following night and slept a lot over last weekend. It has really been a whirlwind and I am still processing everything, but I feel so grateful that Will is healing now and getting back to his normal self. It amazes me in hindsight how quickly everything else fell to the wayside and how quickly Will’s recovery became my first priority. It was also amazing to see Will’s family and everyone who cares about him come together. In spite of all the stress and anxiety that has surfaced in the past week, some wonderful moments have occurred that I am very grateful for. I’m also reminded just how important our relationships with each other are.

Isn’t it odd how hard times can bring people together more than ever? Have you ever had a loved one get hurt unexpectedly? Have you been the main caretaker for a loved one? I would love to hear about your personal experiences and any takeaways you have had after someone important to you was injured or fell ill.

Let’s hope the rest of July is uneventful for us!!

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

 

 

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Top 25 Shoes from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Early access for the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off last Thursday and boy had it attracted some attention. I feel like this sale gains more and more popularity each year – and for good reason! It’s a perfect time to stock up on wardrobe essentials and items for the upcoming fall and winter season.

Nonetheless, I’m loving the shoes on sale this year and have to share with you my favorite ones. Drumroll please…!

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 Here are the details: 

1. Dolce Vita Hendrix Studded Heel


2. Halogen Oliver Calf Hair Ankle Wrap Flat

3. Louise et Cie Joanna Stacked Heel

4. Tory Burch Adeline Boot 


5. Nike All Out Running Shoe

6. Frye Ivy Slip On Sneaker 

7. Cole Haan Heidy Pointy Toe Flat

 

8. Vince Camuto Madolee Over the Knee Boot

 


9. Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal 

Main Image - Rebecca Minkoff Annette Ankle Boot (Women)

10. Rebecca Minkoff Annette Ankle Boot

11. Vans Old Skool Sneaker

12. Vince Camuto Karinta Block Heel Bootie

13. Hinge Barris Block Heel Bootie

14. Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flat 

15. Converse All-Star Knit Low Top Sneaker

16. BP Faren Bootie

17. Charles by Charles David Maxx Pointy Heel

18. 1 State Larocka Perforated Bootie

19. Sam Edelman Raisa Bow Flat

 

20. Nike Free Run Distance 2 Running Shoe

21. Hunter Refined Matte Rain Boot

22. Vince Camuto Fauna Sandal

Main Image - Vince Camuto Prasata Bootie (Women)

23. Vince Camuto Prasata Bootie

24. Sam Edelman Tia Calf Hair Pump

25. UGG Vista Slip-On Flat

 

Nordstrom credit card holders have early access through this Thursday. Then, the sale opens to the public on Friday, July 21. If you don’t have early access you can still scope out what’s available by taking a sneak-peak. You can even add items to your wish list.

Have you shopped the sale yet? Do you plan on purchasing any of these shoes or something similar? I’d love to hear all about it.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Advice for New Bloggers & my Blogger Recognition Award


I’m back from the beach (still overcoming my withdrawals) and have some wonderful news! Last week I was nominated by  fellow blogger Jattu Kallon for a Blogger Recognition Award. Jattu is a lifestyle blogger with a wide range of interesting blogging topics, so you should definitely check her out! This award is given to a blogger by another blogger to show appreciation all the work he/she does on their websites and blog posts.

It feels particularly great to be getting this award because I’m quickly approaching the one year anniversary for my blog. Remember my first post, anyone!? Now in return for this award, I will share how my blog started, advice for new bloggers and nominate 15 bloggers I admire.

How SC’s Scoop Began

I began this blog last July right after a beach trip and after years of contemplating starting one. The beginning of this blog coincided with a time when my job was causing me a lot stress and making me unhappy. It was and is so helpful and inspiring to have a creative outlet that is fun and completely directed by me. As you can see in my first blog post, the goal of this blog is to bring a positive light to other woment, and that remains the same today.

Advice for New Bloggers

  1. Create your own rules! This may seem like counter-intuitive advice, but when you start blogging you’ll quickly find lots of opinions from others on how to reach “blogging success.” Figure out for yourself what success looks like for your blog. Then, set specific goals for yourself and remember there is never a single path to success. Every blog and blogger are different, so do what makes sense for you!
  2. Keep your voice consistent and authentic. When your writing is consistent and authentic your true personality will shine through and that’s what generates posts and content readers love. Don’t be afraid to show your true colors or share an interesting thought. If you think something is

My Nominations

I am nominating the bloggers below because I have found them and their content inspiring. Congratulations fellow bloggers!!

  1. Ruthie Ridley Blog – Ruthie chronicles every thing from her marriage to clothes and her three kids
  2. Joyful Iowan – Jenn has a great mix of thought-provoking and fun blog posts
  3. The Vagabond Wayfarer -Shivranjani is a travel and fashion blogger living in Houston
  4. AlltheThingsIDo.com – Dia is a lifestyle blogger from Texas
  5. Passport for Happiness – Rose runs this travel blog and it’s perfect for anyone with wanderlust!
  6. Grace Yourself – Living in Los Angeles, Grace focuses on fashion
  7. Gone with a Whim – Originally from South India, Divya chronicles her travels around the world.
  8. Anne Cohen Writes – Anne shares all kinds of interesting thoughts and advice for relationships and life in general.
  9. Old House to New Home – Amanda shares lots of great recipes and how she makes her house a home for her family.
  10. Style & Living Profile – Audrica lives in Atlanta and has a great eye for fashion trends!
  11. J Bird Runs – Jennifer’s love for running and living a healthy and active lifestyle will motivate you!
  12. Sense and Edibility – Marta shares amazing recipes, perfect for any foodie.
  13. The Blessed Mess – Ryan is a Richmond-native who talks about her young family, beauty products and more.
  14. Cheers to a Wonderful World – From Cuba to Africa, Toni documents her many travels.
  15. Linen & Salt – Gabbinis a faith-filled lifestyle blogger focusing on a wide range of interesting topics from DIYs to Blogging Tips.

Nominees, here is what you need to do now:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated and provide the link to the post you created.

I’d love to know if any bloggers stopping by have similar or different advice for new bloggers! Please share in the comments.

Stay tuned for summer updates and more! The photos below are just a few of my favorites from the beach. 🙂

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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How to Be True to Yourself 

Hi friends!

I’ve been working on this post off and on for quite some time, so I’m excited to finally share this with you. The past few months have included a lot of change for me – job changes, moving, engagement, wedding planning, family obligations, etc., and I’d be lying if I said it’s been smooth sailing! Thoughout these months however, I’ve had an important lightbulb moment that I think might be helpful for some of you.

That realization in summary is that so many of us (including me!) spend way too much time focused on pleasing other people and being “the person” other people want us to be. We loose sight of our authentic selves and our goals and life plans end up intertwined in the expectations placed on us by others. But the fault lies not on those who place expectations on us that don’t align with our true identity. The fault lies on ourselves for accepting those expectations as our own.

Let’s Rewind

Throughout my childhood, I often heard from my mom four particular words. Be true to yourself. These words would come most often when I struggled to make a decision. I would tell my mom how torn I was, how I felt like I had to choose one friend over another or how I wasn’t sure how to move forward with something because I knew it was the right thing to do but that it would make someone else upset.

As a child, I was super concerned about upsetting other people — family, friends or teachers. But I also had a strong sense of self. I knew exactly when I didn’t believe in something. So in those moments, when I was torn between upholding my integrity and maintaining my relationships, my mom would always say those four words. It is something that has stuck with me, something I hear replay in my mind all the time.

Fast Forward to the Present

I reflected on this advice and had my lightbulb moment when I stumbled across a TedTalk, “The art of being yourself” by Caroline McHugh. McHugh talks about how easily we get wrapped up in what others think of us. It made me realize how often I am concerned with what other people are thinking and how other people are feeling, that I often lose sight of my own thoughts and feelings. My desire to please other people can be damaging when it means I am not maintaining my authenticity; when I am not remaining true to myself. Of course, there are times when our thoughts and feelings must take the back seat, like if a loved one is sick and wishes to be taken care of in a way that we would not have chosen.

But all too often we function on auto-pilot and put the thoughts and feelings of our friends and family at the forefront.  We let their vision of who we are dictate our lives, and we loose that clarity we once had as a child. When that happens we risk loosing touch of who we are. And as Caroline points out, we cannot be content with ourselves when we do not know what rings true in our hearts.

Almost in synchronicity, soon after I watched McHugh’s video, Will sent me an article, “Why We Love Ourselves But Care More About Other People’s Opinons.” It discusses how we place more importance on other people’s opinions than on our own opinions. We seek acceptance from others, and in many ways it’s natural to do so. But as I’ve mentioned, we loose contentment with ourselves when we don’t place enough importance on our own thoughts or we shy away from being true to ourselves.

So what?!

This revelation may seem irrelevant to some of you. It may seem like a no-brained. I may also sound like a crazy person. But the important thing isn’t my lightbulb moment. It’s figuring out where I go from here, and how to stay in touch with my authentic self.

I’ve realized just how much I overthink what I’m doing. I wonder what people will think. I question whether or not people truly understand me. I question whether or not I unintentionally offended someone. And I’ve realized how much extra stress that puts in my life and how much time it takes out of my day to day life.

My goal now is to recognize those moments when I am overthinking things and redirect my thoughts into a positive direction. I reaffirm my authenticity, but reflecting on the things that align with my true nature and letting go of the things that are not me.

It’s unfortunate we live in a society where individuality and differences aren’t celebrated more; where so many people copy each other and accept someone else’s identity as their own. We should aim to be more accepting of different people’s thoughts and not expect everyone (including close family and friends) to live or think the same way we do.

Authenticity is a quality of high importance to me. I look for it in the people I surround myself with. I know this post may seem idealistic, but I hope some of you can relate.

Cheers to YOU!

Sarah Camille

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Inside FabFitFun’s Summer Box 

what's inside the FabFitFun summer box

Hi friends!

Summer officially began last week, and with perfect timing arrived my FabFitFun Summer box. I have talked about this subscription box a couple times before, but if you haven’t heard of it you may be surprised with what a great value it is! I love getting a few fun seasonal items in the mail that I would not think to buy for myself and/or are from brands I have not yet heard about.

what's inside the FabFitFun summer box

Cargo HD Picture Perfect Highlighter in Bronze, $30

Highlighters are hot this year, and this was on my list of things to purchase. This one does not disappoint – I’m already in love with how shimmery and silky it is!

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Way of Will Post Training Massage Oil, $29.50

I opted for a fitness themed item and got this post-workout massage oil. The oil is a mix of peppermint oil, chamomile oil, and lemongrass oil. I have used peppermint oil for pain management before, so I’m excited to try this!

BKR Bottle in Rosie, $35

This 16 ounce bottle is dishwasher safe, and the silicone is BPA and phthalate free, too.

Understated Leather Travel Set, $28

I also opted for a travel themed item, instead of the artist and chef items, and I got this awesome, rose gold leather travel set. It includes a luggage tag and passport holder.

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Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate, $29

I had not heard of the Juice Beauty brand but I’m excited to try this product. The formulas is organic and the product has a subtle green apple scent!

Kris Nations Mystic Bar Necklace, $58

This necklace is adjustable in length, from 16″ to 18″. It looks great paired with other neutral or colorful necklaces.

Avene Eau Thermale Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion, $24

This is another brand I’m not familiar with, but with an initial try it works nicely under my makeup. The formula is fragrance, paraben, and oil free, too!

Michael Stars Ruana, $54

This ruana is a multi-use product that can work as a scarf, sarong, or wrap! It may be my favorite item in this season’s box (I can’t decide yet!). And I can’t wait to wear it at the beach next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The total value of my box is $287.50. I think that’s pretty impressive given the high quality of the products included and the low cost of each box. If you would like to try this out or gift a FabFitFun box to a friend, the cost for one box is $49.99. If you buy an annual subscription, the cost per box is $45, and you get to pick which types of themed items you’ll receive (like a beauty item vs. a fitness item).

Click here to receive $10 off your first FabFitFun box!

Have you ever used any of these items? Are you a FabFitFun subscriber? Have you tried a similar subscription box program? I’d love to hear your thoughts on subscription boxes like this one.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

 

 

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5 Wedding Planning Tips for Every Bride to Be

Will and I got engaged on April 2. That means we are now eleven weeks into planning our wedding and (WHOA!) it has been a roller coaster ride! I thought I’d share an update on the planning progress I have made so far and share my top five most helpful tips for brides-to-be who are also planning a wedding.

The Update

So far, I have gotten a handful of things locked down. We have a venue for the ceremony and reception. Our venue, the Goodstone Inn, also includes catering so this was sort of a three-in-one decision. This also means we are locked in to get married on April 28, 2018 (eeek! :-)). We have also secured a photographer – Jof Panlaqui, aka Joffoto – and we are super excited to be working with him.

This past weekend I went wedding dress shopping with my mom, and we found a perfect dress! I’m quite excited about it because my dress will incorporate lace from my grandmother’s wedding dress, which was also on my mom’s dress and I’ll get to wear the veil my late grandomother made for my mom. I was named after my grandmother, so it means a lot to me to have her be a part of my wedding day.

In addition to these big things, we have drafted our guest list, chosen our wedding party, made some decisions on the timing/agenda for our big day and have come close to solidifying our band. Outstanding items for us to figure out include a florist, cake/dessert, our send off, specialized signs, our officiant, stationery, our hashtag and the list goes on and on!!

The Tips

  1. Prioritize!  Before you book or buy anything, think about what’s most important to you. A lot of timelines will advise you to book things in a certain order but remember – timelines are guidelines! If something is “the most important thing” for you, then book it first and let that be the foundation for your other plans.
  2. Pick a theme that’s true to you and your fiancé.  You’re planning a BIG day that revolves around the two of you. Avoid creating a false personality for your wedding by thinking about both of your styles at the very beginning and pinpointing an authentic theme. This will help with so many decisions along the way. You may like many different styles, decor and ambiances, but if you’re indecisive think about think about which element matches your identity best. Ideally guests will come to the wedding and think, “Oh! This is so them!”
  3. Brainstorm!  Whether it’s Pinterest or bridal magazines, dive into a resource that will get you thinking creatively. Save anything you like for plans that you still need to solidify. There are great websites too that can help you think about fun personal touches you can add to your wedding. Southern Weddings, which a friend recommended to me (thanks Emily!), has amazing profiles of real weddings. There are tons of great resources out there though, so check them out, find out what you like and maintain a way of organizing your creative brainstorming sessions so that you can easily find the information later on.
  4. Take a break!  I try to have a couple days each week when I “forget” about the wedding planning. This helps prevent burnout and maintains the element of fun. There’s no right or wrong cadence for breaks, but it’s important to have some time away from the wedding plans throughout the process. Some people want to wait on the wedding planning and have a break for a few weeks once they get engaged, while others (like me) want to dive right in,  get a few things solidified and then take a break. Think about what’s most realistic for you and have your fiancé hold you accountable (he/she will probably enjoy distracting you from it!!).
  5. Expect to feel overwhelmed.  At some point (if not several times) you’ll get overwhelmed and that is 100% normal. There’s a learning curve with wedding planning and SO many different things to figure out. Just work through the overwhelming feelings and remember why you’re planning in the first place. This is an exciting time, so have fun and enjoy the crazy ride that is wedding planning!

Before you start any wedding planning, check out these five tips that will help any bride to be get through the beginnings of the wedding planning process.

So, these are the tips I’d share with anyone who recently got engaged or has recently started planning their wedding. Have you planned a wedding? Or have you been part of the planning process with a close friend or family member? I’d love to hear about your personal experiences and if you have additional tips.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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10 Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Hi friends!

We are less than one week from Father’s Day! If you still can’t figure out what to get you father or any of the Father-figures in your life, I’m hoping this list will help! The ideas below are for the many different personalities of dads out there. From those who enjoy adventure or love grilling to those who need to relax or are passionate travelers, I think you’ll agree, this list has something for every father out there!

Levtex Pillow, $44

 


L.L. Bean River Swim Shorts, $45

 


Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 4, $110

 

Tervis Tumbler, $17

 

Nike Dri-Fit Golf Polo, $40

 

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram BBQ Grill Multi-Tool, $48

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Tailgate Cooler with Grilling Tools, $75

Williams-Sonoma Stuffed Hamburger Press, $11

Adidas Slide Sandal, $45


Frye Leather Travel Kit, $150

In addition to these gift ideas, experiences are always a fun way to go. For example, concert tickets or surprising your Dad with dinner at his favorite restaurant. For a sentimental dad, think about creating a photo album from a family trip or framing a family photo that can be put in his office. I’ve made similar items for my dad through Shutterfly and they are quite quick and easy to create. At the end of the day, the most important thing is making sure dads know how special and loved they are.

Are you doing anything fun for Father’s Day? Do you already have a gift picked out? I’d love to hear what you’re giving your father this year and what you have planned. I’ll be doing a joint celebration for Father’s Day and my mom’s birthday with my family next week.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Motorcycle Racing: Up, Close & Personal

Motorcycle Racing: Up Close & Personal

Will told me of his passion for motorcycle racing the day I met him. With what I now know as his “serious face,” he shared how he got into motorcycles and what he loved about racing. I sensed some hesitation when he told me about it. I think he was unsure what I would think. In the moment, I didn’t understand what this passion really meant or what it entailed, but I loved seeing this guy I had just met was so dedicated and passionate about a sport that was so very different from his 9 to 5 job.

Fast forward to last weekend. I finally went with Will to a motorsports park to cheer for him and his teammate as they competed in a 4 hour endurance race. While I’ve heard a lot about motorcycle racing and everything that encompasses it in the past couple years (thanks to Will!), I was excited to see all the action in person.

For those of you scratching your head, thinking, “um.. what is she talking about?” I’ll give you an overview of what this motorcycle racing thing entails. The people who race in these events usually buy parts to build their bike just how they like it. Then from April to October racing events are hosted at motorsports parks around the country which you can enter. There are different classes for the races based on the type of bike you have and how heavy it is. First, second and third place also get prize money (whoop whoop!).

The Similarities…

It is quite similar to Nascar, except the motorsports tracks are not a true circle (though I have been known to poke fun at Will for riding around in a “circle” all day :-D!). There are various levels of competitiveness. Some people do it purely for fun and stick to tracks near their home, while others have multiple sponsorships and travel tens of thousands of miles to go to several races each year.

To me, motorcyle racing is a lot like the day long swim events or the regattas I attended when I competitively rowed crew in high school. There is a similar, lengthy time commitment and travel involved that is usually not an element of other sports. Last weekend at the motorsports park, I remembered just how long my regattas were (6am-6pm easily) and traveling to other states to race. There’s also a similar “camping out that takes place” in between your races.

What Surprised Me…

There is a sense of comraderie I felt soon after I arrived at the motorsports park. It kind of felt like you were instantly in a club the minute you passed through the gate. Everyone was so friendly and willing to help out others, even if they could be considered competition. There was also a lot of humor and a lightheartedness that made me feel at ease despite a constant hubub of activity going on around us during the day.

The other surprising factor at the race track was how little people’s lives outside the track were discussed. People could tell you what bike so-and-so raced, how long he’s been racing but not what that person did for a living. Especially coming from the D.C. area, where the first question someone asks you is, “What do you do?” it was refreshing to escape that career-focused mentality and have fun.

Since going to the motorsports park and seeing Will in action, I’m even more impressed by his dedication with this sport. He and his teammate got 3rd place after the bike stalled and Will had to push it back to the starting line (I’m pretty sure I would have just called it a day after that ordeal!).

I also have a better understanding of his love for it. I’m pretty much the opposite in terms of my “need for speed.” I get nervous when I’m going “too fast” on water skis and I’m quite comfortable snowboarding on the novice slopes, averaging about 5mph! While I don’t have the desire to do what Will does and I do worry about his safety when he races, I loved seeing him doing something he loves and being able to give him my support in person.

Do you have a loved one who plays a sport you initially knew nothing about? I’d love to hear your thoughts and your impression of motorcycle racing. Let me know if you have any questions, too.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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25 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for $25 or Less

Mother’s day is 10 days away (hopefully you know that it is May 14th this year!), and if you need help trying to figure out what to get, look no further! I have compiled a list of 25 affordable gift ideas that are a little more unique than your typical flowers, card or framed photo, and will leave your mom feeling like the special woman she is.

While many mom’s love those, I hope these gift ideas inspire you to give a gift that reminds you of your mom. From my experience, those are the gifts that people love most. Look for a gift that suits the personality of the receiver. And hopefully, you also realize that you don’t have to break the bank to give a meaningful gift. It may be cliche, but the thought you put into it truly is what matters most.

Now without further ado, here are my gift ideas!

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  1. sara happ® The Lip Slip® Lip Balm $24
  2. kate spade new york glitter 16-ounce glass water bottle $21 (at 30% off)
  3. Fresh® Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 $24
  4. Voluspa Maison Blanc Pink Citron 2-Wick Candle $16
  5. kate spade new york lemon recipe book $24 (at 30% off)
  6. Wild and Wolf x Ted Baker London Mini Notebook & Pen $22
  7. S’well Milky Way Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle $25
  8. Nadri Small Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings $25
  9. Nordstrom Makers Chocolate Milk Chocolate Mints $21
  10. Luigi Bormioli ‘Wine Profiles Bold Reds’ Wine Glasses (Set of 2) $25
  11. Recover Pineapple iPhone 6/7 Case $20
  12. Catseye London Beach Hats Cosmetics Case $20
  13. BaubleBar Conch Tassel Drop Earrings $22 (at 40% off)
  14. Capelli of New York Frayed Straw Panama Hat $22
  15. Nadri Kate Pavé Open Ring $22 (at 50% off)
  16. Sole Society Tropical Print Bandana $23
  17. A.J. Morgan Dowager 52mm Sunglasses $24
  18. Cara Floral Twist Head Wrap $25
  19. Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub $15
  20. Urban Decay Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss $18 (at 10% off)
  21. Laura Mercier ‘Almond Coconut Milk’ Hand Crème $16 (at 10% off)
  22. Voluspa ‘Maison Blanc – Laguna’ Home & Body Mist $19
  23. Adeline Thong Sandals – Taupe – Mossimo Supply Co. $23
  24. Rosanna ‘You Da Mom’ Porcelain Trinket Tray $15
  25. The Created Co. Super Mom Mug, $15

I tried to create a gift guide with a lot of variety, so I hope you found it helpful! But whatever gift you give, don’t forget to communicate how and why you cherish your mother.

I’d love to hear what you have planned for Mother’s Day. If you are a mom, what are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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