Saturday, November 26, 2016

Holiday Shop 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Bites

Hi there!

This post is a little different from my normal posts here on Fabulously Floridian.  I always look forward to sharing my Fashion, Lifestyle, and Entertaining favorites, as well as everything in between that makes me, well me!

As we all know, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so I thought it be perfect to share a few of my favorite holiday appetizers that are perfect at any family gathering. I’m so excited for this post because I love entertaining. Ever since I was little, I was always trying to find little ways to help my mom in the kitchen, even if it was just cracking a few eggs. This year I'm all about creating new holiday traditions that my family will surely love.

Below are a few holiday appetizers that I will be trying this Thanksgiving and I hope you guys will find some inspiration in doing the same as well! I hope you all have a fabulous holiday filled with creating wonderful memories with your loved ones, as well as cherishing all of the amazing aspects in your life you have to be thankful for!



P.S: Don’t forget to enter in my Kate Spade Giveaway! To enter, you must follow me on Instagram (@jillybeaann), comment with a bow emoji, and tag a friend! Good luck everyone, winner will be announced this Friday!
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Berries and Brie Crescent Rolls - Berries and Brie? Match made in heaven!

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Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle: Who doesn't love a good caprese?
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Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil: A crowd pleaser and one of my favorites!
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Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip:  A warm dip perfect for a cool, fall evening!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Make the Most Out Of Each Day

To be completely transparent, last week was quite
challenging for me, but that's the hidden beauty in life. Events and circumstances may come your way that are out of your control and facing each challenge helps you grow. When things in my life start getting kind of overwhelming, a side of "Jillian" comes out that is nothing like the spontaneous, outgoing person that I am. I'm more reserved and to myself, I tend to shut a lot of things out than I usually do.

The days have been crawling super slow since my long awaited Thanksgiving break is only a few days away. Feelings of procrastination and laziness have crept inside of me this past week and I find myself wanting to just stay at home and do the bare minimal like stay in my pj’s and lounge around….but wake up!  You've gotten this far, finish strong!!

Last weekend was picture perfect, I cruised across my town with the windows rolled down to pass some time and reflect on the week. To make the most out of every day resonated in my mind. It struck me how I was wasting minutes of my life throwing a pity party for myself rather  than being joyful of this very day. Okay, I know it can be easier said than done, like most things. But I've found ways to help me make the most out of every day, even when things aren't going as planned.

1.) Find Comfort
My friends and my family are my biggest support system whenever I'm feeling bummed and I know they have my best interest at heart. A meet up for some coffee with someone or a girls night can really boost your spirits for the better.

2.)  Look Around You
Days can fly by and we all can get caught up in the same rut of going through the motions.  Stop and take some time to realize how good you have it, you are here. Slow things down and really take in all that your life has given you and be thankful.

3.) Put Some Lipstick On, You Got This!
Studies do say that when you look your best, you tend to do well and feel great. Honestly, this is a proven fact by me! I know you probably just want to sit around in your pj’s, but don't! Take a shower, put some makeup on, wear an outfit that makes you happy.  This will affect your attitude as well as how you handle other situations, feeling more productive and confident through any day!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hello November!

Oh how I love the beach.  The peacefulness offers me time to think, dream and realize all of the new and exciting things coming my way during the month of November. After sending out the rest of my college applications on Halloween (which probably made that day extra spooky), it got me thinking about the whole new journey I'm about to take on right in front of me. With the swiftness of clicking "submit," all I have left to do now is pray and wait. This exciting new adventure of "young adulthood" will soon be approaching. (Crazy... Where's the guide to being ready for all these big life decisions when you still feel so young?? Lol.) Also, the end of this month marks the one year anniversary of Fabulously Floridian!!!  I'll most likely write a super sappy post about the encouragement I received and how I tremendously love the decision I made to start the blog (which I seriously do.) But for now, I'm thankful for all the new ideas and dreams having my own blog as created in me. A new drive  of determination in myself to see all that I am capable of accomplishing.


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