Real Life Outfits and A Little Intro

cardigan, just ordered this one || lace trim cami || jeans, updated updated version || sunglasses, look for under $10 || necklace Hey, Girl! I’ve noticed lately that I have some new friends over here and thought it would be fun to re-introduce myself to those of you who might be newer readers! Wishes & Reality was born in 2014 and focuses and fashion, food, home and family. And what initially started as a creative outlet has come to encompass all corners of my…
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What to Read This Summer: 9 Books You Won’t Be Able to …

What to Read This Summer (Whether Your Headed on Vacation or Not) Feet in the sand, cocktail in hand, and a good book in front of you. Hello, summer. There is something about sitting poolside or at the beach and getting sucked into a juicy, can’t put down novel. Reading is a hobby that I enjoy year round, but in the summer I love a lighter page-turner. If you’re wondering what to read this summer…
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Authenticity in Blogging and Being a Trustworthy Blogger

top, similar here (love!) and here || jean jacket, also ordered this one || jeans, obsessed with these || wedges, similar here || tote || scarf || similar sunglasses Shop My Outfit: Authenticity in Blogging Authenticity in blogging is a bit of an oxymoron. Blogging and social media revolve around beautiful photos that capture your attention. Photos that make the reader/viewer think that they need whatever that influencer is wearing, styling, “talking” about. But things have come full circle lately. Readers and followers, myself included, are tired of the endless stream of…
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Styling a Bandana Scarf and We Got a Puppy!

overalls || tee || bag, under $40 || bandana || sunglasses, just $14! || sneakers Shop My Outfit Meet Dexter! One of the kids Christmas/birthday gifts was the promise of a puppy and with the weather warming up we knew it was time to deliver. I had been researching different breed options since my son is allergic to so many dogs and stumbled across this little guy. Dexter is a miniature Aussie Doodle, which is part poodle part Australian Shepard. He check all of the…
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The Importance of Taking Me Time as a Mom

sweater, also love this and this || jeans || sneakers || sunglasses, just $14! || Louis Vuitton Speedy || red crossbody, similar here, love this || similar earrings photos by Katie Niemiec Shop My Outfit The Importance of Taking Me Time as a Mom and Making Time for What Matters I think women in general have tendency to place themselves on the bottom of the day to day priority list. And this habit can lead us to a pretty lonely place. When we aren’t making time for ourselves and our relationships, it can…
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How I Relax With OREO Thins Bites

<img height=”1″ width=”1″ style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2005374586157711&ev=PageView&noscript=1″ /> This post has been sponsored by OREO Thins Bites. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us bring you great content. The Reality of Adulting You guys, I’m a real adult. Not a sort-of, almost adult, but a real adult with all the responsibilities that predicament comes with. I remember being 25 and feeling like I had the weight of the…
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Life Lessons from My Poppy and Dealing with Loss

On Loss… Just one short week ago I held my grandmother’s hand as she took her last breaths. Even as I write this now, its hard to believe she is gone. She was 89. She lived a long and full life. If my life is half as full of experience and family and adoration as hers, I would consider myself incredibly lucky. It wasn’t a tragedy. She got to make all of her own decisions all the way…
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