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27 July 2017

For the Girl Always on Her Computer

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Thank you to Foster Grant Eyezen for sponsoring this post, all thoughts an opinions are my own!

I wake up at 6:30am and after my 50 minute drive to work in rush hour, I'm at my computer by 8am. I'm on my computer from 8am-5pm, with the exception of my lunch break where I'm usually on my phone trying to get some Instagram stuff done. By that I mean I sit in my car listening to Dr. Laura and watching Instagram stories during the commercials. Go ahead, judge, there's no shame on my end. 

By the time 5pm rolls around, I sit for an hour in lovely rush hour traffic again and after dinner - sometimes a workout - I'm sitting curled up with CB on the couch with my laptop. On the weekends I do my best to unplug to some extent (which is why you don't usually see too many Instagram posts from me on the weekends) but during the week I'm on my computer or phone constantly. I found the absolute coolest new product for anyone who is on their computer or phone most of the day - soooo, all of you I assume. They're called Foster Grant Eyezen and they're by Foster Grant Eyezen. They retail for only $34.99 and are a game changer for all you boss ladies out there on your computer 24/7.

CB told me I looked hot in them so that was really all it took for them to win me over! LOLS!

These non-prescription digital glasses help relax your eyes and also help fight potentially harmful blue light emitted from tech devices. And they fight the temporary effects of digital eye strain. Being on the computer or phone all day is obviously not unheard of in 2017. Most people spend at least 12 hours a day consuming media and nearly 60% of people use their smartphones before bed and right when they wake up. Myself included. I pick up my phone the second my alarm goes off and check email and Instagram.

Well, FIRST I hit snooze 28 times, then I check email and Insta.

Regardless, it only takes 2 hours in front of a computer to cause digital eye strain. Plus, anytime I'm on my computer or phone, I always have the brightness setting turned up as high as it will go. I can't stand uploading to Instagram without brightness cranked all the way up. I feel like if I don't have that turned up, my photo will not be edited properly.

Foster Grant Eyezen not only protects your eyes, but they have eight, on trend styles that are fashionable, and make for the perfect outfit accessory!  I don't wear reading glasses, so I felt super cute in these stylish black frames.

Be sure to check out their website here. I've been using them at my computer for a couple of weeks now and I genuinely do feel like they help. Plus my fiancéeé thinks I look hot in them so who am I to NOT wear them regularly?

Use code Eyezen20, for 20% off! This deal expires 9/30/17.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Grant Eyezen.

18 July 2017

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dream

Pizza shirt back at it again. 

I had a dream last night that I was with a bunch of bloggers I follow, and we were all sitting in a class room. I was in the back. The professor asked the class, how many items did everyone buy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? 

One blogger raised her hand and said, "14 items!" 

Another raised her hand and exclaimed, "30 items!

Another proud blogger raised her hand and boasted, "50 items, professor!!!
Everyone then slow clapped in admiration for her her 50 items. 

The professor asked me, "Sarah, how many items did you buy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?"

I looked down at my desk, blinked, took a big deep breath and said, "None, professor. I don't have a Nordstrom card." A loud gasp filled the room and everyone immediately touched their hand to their chest in pity.  Whispers of "that poor girl" and "bless her heart" filled the room. 

Oh wait, that wasn't my dream. That was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and I'm Charlie.

Please tell me I'm not the only person without a Nordstrom card? Am I?!?!?! 


Two things I wanted to talk about today.

Thing 1: I signed up for Rent the Runway's Unlimited Program and I'm SO EXCITED ABOUT IT. I'd been thinking about joining for a while, then last week that had a 20% off your first month special and I pounced on it. You get 3 items at a time. Keep them until you're done, then send them back and pick 3 more. It's fantastic.

My first three items (here, here, here) arrived and they all fit like a glove. I was shocked and delighted. You'll see them all this weekend on our trip to Austin.

Which brings me to my next point....

Thing 2: I have a busy week this week before we head out to Austin. I mentioned partnership this last week, but we are there Thursday - Monday for a collaboration with Visit Austin. To say CB and I are pumped is a major understatement. I've been to Austin twice, but both times were for a concert so there wasn't a ton of extra exploration time.

I've got a massive list going, but I'm all ears for your recommendations on the most instagrammable spots.

For this collaboration, I'm going to be doing two different posts. One will be an Austin City Guide (hotel, entertainment, food (also yes, I'm aware that food IS entertainment)) and the other will be a mural guide to the city! FUN RIGHT?

We are staying at Hotel Van Zandt and then one night at Hotel Saint Cecilia.
So, hit me with your recs if you have any!

Ok, gotta run.