Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria with Martinelli’s

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria If you’re looking for the perfect fall party drink I have the recipe for you! With fall upon us and Halloween mere days away, I’m looking forward to many an upcoming family gatherings and parties with friends. With fall entertaining, or really any entertaining, I like to have a signature cocktail to serve my guests that mirrors the feel of the season. This easy sparkling apple cider sangria is the perfect…
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Passing Judgement and the Business of Being Judged

When I started Wishes & Reality in 2014 it was as a creative outlet where I could express my love of fashion. But as I further defined my goals, what started out as a hobby, quickly became a business. Today, after working my tail off for 2 1/2 years, I have had some successes. You see, the business of blogging really means to be a professional influencer using digital channels to influence purchasing decisions. We are modern-day…
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The Power of Scent With Mirada de Provence

While I often share tidbits here about my family and personal life, one thing I haven’t discussed is my battle with anxiety. I have suffered with sometimes debilitating anxiety since I was a child and wasn’t properly treated until I was about 30 years old. For years thought my anxiety was something that I could control. I believed I was strong enough to deal with it on my own.
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dupes

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things {Vol. 2}

Happy Friday friends! Today I’m so excited to be attending Lollapalooza with Kenra Professional Haircare! I’ve never been to the world renowned music festival but its long been on my bucket list and I’m SO excited to finally have the opportunity to attend! Be sure to follow along on Snapchat {wishes_reality}! But not before I pop in to share some recent favorite finds that I just can’t get enough of. I’m covering a bit of beauty in addition…
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Strategizing for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

You guys, its almost that time of year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is my favorite sale of the year to shop and its always smart to start preparing early! Why is the NSale the best sale to shop? First and foremost, the NSale features name brand and high end products for the upcoming fall season. Also, unlike most department store sales, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale features NEW products for a discounted price for a limited time.…
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Vacation Update + Instagram Round Up + Outfit Details

English Factory lace boho blouse || Who What Wear for Target chambray shorts || tassel crossbody {under $25} || Sole Society ‘Audrina’ flatforms, similar and on sale here || similar bracelet Happy Friday! We’ve been in serious vacation mode over here and it’s been over a week since my last post. #sorrynotsorry I have to say its been a much needed break. I grew up in the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota and spent every moment of my youth itching to get out…
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JOOJ Blow Dry

Let’s talk beauty and hair today! I’m so excited to introduce all of my Chicago friends to JOOJ Blow Dry, a mobile “at your service” blow out  and hair style hub, based in one amazingly chic Airstream trailer.  
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