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5 Moments to Savor With Your Pet This Summer

May 24, 2016

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If you follow me on Snapchat (akeeleywhite), you know that I have a black lab mix named Lilly. We adopted Lilly in 2012 when she was 6 months old from a local rescue group. I had been wanting a dog so badly (I bugged my husband about it everyday ever since we got married). Once we got a house he finally agreed that we could get a dog so the search began! We are big advocates of rescuing dogs that are in need of a home, and we found Lilly at Paw Prints Rescue. It's definitely the best decision we ever made (even though she is seriously a handful)! We absolutely love spending time with this crazy pup, and I've come up with 5 moments to savor with your pet this summer:

1. Patio dining

I love dining outside when the weather is warm! What's even better is bringing Lilly along with us if the restaurant allows it. She loves being around other people and especially other dogs, and then we don't have to leave her at home when we are going out to eat. It's a win-win situation for everyone! One of my favorite areas in Raleigh is Lafayette Village which is where Lilly and I are in these pictures. There are so many amazing restaurants with outdoor seating, and I definitely recommend it if you're in the Raleigh area!


2. Food

Another great part about summer is grilling and eating dinner in the backyard! Whenever we are grilling, we will bring Lilly's food outside too so she can savor and spend her meal time with us. Lilly is very motivated by food, and she is always ready to eat! She has been eating Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend since we first adopted her, and we pick it up at PetSmart. The vet recommended it to us and we really like that it's a high nutrition dog food that Lilly really enjoys. Purina® Pro Plan® is dedicated to help your dog find his/her full potential with high-quality and great-tasting nutrition. It has 100% complete and balanced nutrition for each stage of life (puppy to senior), and it also has optimal levels of protein and fat to help dogs maintain their ideal body condition which is really crucial. My husband and I have been focusing on getting healthier this year, and it's important to us that Lilly is healthy too. We really like that Lilly is getting exactly the nutrition that she needs, and it also has real meat as the first ingredient in the dry food which is ideal when it comes to feeding our pup! She absolutely loves this food, and she gets way too excited when you ask her if she's ready for dinner.

If you spend $15 on any Purina® Pro Plan® product between 5/31–7/5 at PetSmart, you can save $15 on your next purchase of 10.5-lbs. or larger Purina® Pro Plan® Dry Cat or Dog Food or Litter by 7/31.



3. Road trips

Lilly absolutely loves riding in the car which makes life a lot easier! We love taking short road trips to the lake for a long walk, and to try to convince her to swim. It's funny how she can tell exactly where she is, and she starts to get so excited when we reach our destination. She's also your typical dog and has to have her head out the window the entire car ride!


4. Long walks

Lilly goes on two walks a day for a total of 4 miles. Labs are known for having a lot of energy (which is an understatement) so walking her for 4 miles is necessary. When the weather is really nice though, we will take her for an even longer walk which she absolutely loves! 4 miles doesn't really phase her, but taking her on a 5+ mile walk definitely has her ready for a long afternoon nap.


5. Lounging in the backyard

One of the best parts about summer is the sunshine, which makes it perfect for lounging in the backyard! I love our backyard setup with a table and chairs as well as a lounge chair. I could spend all day out there, and Lilly could too if you let her! She loves being outside with us, and she can't get enough of the warm sunshine!


What moments do you want to savor with your pet this summer?

Outfit for a Summer Concert

May 23, 2016

On Friday, I talked about my love of going to concerts during the summer! Today, I wanted to share with you the perfect outfit to wear when you're attending a concert. I really like wearing a comfortable outfit which is where this Piko dress from Fedora comes into play. I'm a huge fan of all things Piko, and I love that this dress has pockets! It's also perfect with this fun necklace from Light Years, and tassel bracelets from The Local Squirrel. Also, if you're going to a concert you can't forget your sunglasses and a towel for sitting on the lawn. This outfit definitely has me ready for a concert, and I'm hoping I can convince my husband to go see Miranda Lambert again in a couple weeks. What do you like to wear to a concert?


Dress: Fedora | Necklace: Light Years | Sunglasses, Bracelets, and Towel: The Local Squirrel 
All items were borrowed 



Thanks to Cameron Village for sponsoring this post. 

Photos by GloryRoze Photography | Linking up with Molly, Rachelle, and Lauren

How To: Be Prepared For a Summer Concert

May 20, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareASong #CollectiveBias 


Summer is almost here, which means it's concert season! One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to attend concerts in Raleigh with my husband. I really like that our love of country music is something that we have in common and it brings us closer together. We really enjoy going to country concerts during the summer, and getting lawn seats at the local amphitheater whenever our favorite performers are in town. We have a lot of memories together revolving around music and concerts, and I can't wait to make more memories this summer! After attending a number of concerts, I've come up with 5 must haves so that you are prepared for a summer concert:

1. Drinks

Concerts always involve tailgating, and one of my necessities for summer concerts is definitely bringing along beverages. The drink that's perfect to pack in a cooler for when you're playing corn hole with friends is Coca-Cola and Diet Coke. It's really refreshing and you can't go wrong with this choice! Right now Target has 20oz Coca-Cola bottles with over 70 song lyrics on them. It makes them even more perfect to bring for a concert! This summer, you will also have the chance to get exclusive Music Artist Content and a 25% off Cartwheel offer when you share your love of Coca-Cola and music. Make sure you tweet @ShareMoreMusic with your 20oz Coca-Cola lyric and use the hashtag #ShareASong. @ShareMoreMusic will respond with a link to access exclusive Music Artist Content and a 25% hidden Cartwheel offer on Target.com. This offer is perfect timing for summer concert season!


2. Sunglasses

Whenever you're going to a concert a pair of sunglasses is a must! There have been times I've forgotten them at home, and then immediately regretted it. Somehow, I'm always seated with the sun shining right in my eyes. I love this classic pair of aviators for summertime!

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3. Blanket

If you're sitting on the lawn like we often do, bringing a blanket is a must! The amphitheater that we go to for country concerts has short chairs that you can rent, but it's always easier and cheaper to bring a blanket from home. How fun is this printed one below?!


4. Comfortable shoes

There's always a long walk from our car to the front entrance, and of course a lot of dancing during the concert! I've learned my lesson the hard way, and that it's important to wear a pair of comfortable shoes. I either wear sandals like these below or a pair of cowboy boots.

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5. Backpack

I love bringing a bag that's big enough to fit all of my essentials. Backpacks are really trendy right now which is perfect timing for summer concerts. It's big enough to fit my blanket, but it's not too bulky either which I love!


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Scarf Print

May 19, 2016

How fun is this top?! Target is definitely killing it lately with their clothing selection, and I just couldn't pass up this top. I really love the print, the colors, and of course the fringe at the bottom. It's perfect paired with these white jeans for a date night outfit! I don't see this top online anymore, but if you're interested I definitely suggest checking out your local store. However, Target always has a way of sucking you in and you always leave with way more than you went there for!


Target top (Runs big! Not online, but love this one) | White jeans | BCBG heels | c/o Urban Expressions clutch | Kendra Scott earrings and ring