Five Things

I’ve been a long time fan of Cupcakes & Cashmere‘s five things posts so I decided to give it a try myself! Today I’m sharing five things I am loving right now with a couple of them are recent discoveries. Would love to hear what you’re loving right now as well! Comment below or email me {} if you think it’s something I have to know about! 

Life Lately, Louella Reese, Braids, Acai Bowls, Nashville, 5 Love LanguagesFive Love Languages – Joshua and I recently started reading this after our marriage counselor assigned it to us. We haven’t made it too far just yet but I can already say I am loving the information I’ve read thus far. I’ve also heard amazing things about it from a lot of good friends. If you haven’t heard about the book, it describes the five different languages people feel/experience love. It’s suppose to be very beneficial for couples as it helps you to see how each of you give love and what you need to feel love. That way you can make sure each of you feels love from one another and you aren’t missing the boat by the way you are showing it to one another. I am definitely very excited to see what Joshua needs to feel my love and vice versa. You can buy the book here

SWorkIt App – This app is the BOMB! I was stuck in a serious work out rut. As in I was doing the same basically every week. One day for arms, one for abs, one for legs, a cardio day, and then if I made it to the gym any additional days I would start the rotation over again. The exercises changed a bit here and there but nothing major. This app has completely stepped up my work out routine and kicked my booty nearly every day. It also gets me extremely excited to work out. You can set the amount of time you want to work out and what part of your body and it’ll pick all of the moves for you. I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone who is looking to change up their routine, get in shape for the summer, or a bride to be! 

Acai Bowls – I’ve mentioned on a few occasions {here, and all over instagram} that I am highly obsessed with these yummy bowls of goodness. I truly cannot get enough of them. They are so tasty, refreshing, and healthy!! We have several Clean Juice locations here in Charlotte that create the absolute best bowls. I have tried four flavors thus far and right now The Nutty One is my favorite. There’s acai, banana, berries, almond butter, cacao nibs, maple syrup, and almond milk in the bowl. The bowl is then topped off with bananas, strawberries, and granola. YUM! 

Braids – Summer to me screams for braids. Whether it’s at the pool, beach, lake, gym, or to work. I’ll use just about any excuse to pull my hair into a braid. I’ve recently been testing out a few different ones {see one here} and I’m loving the outcome. YouTube tutorials really are the BEST! Now if you’re just learning to braid, give yourself some time and serious practice. Braiding usually isn’t one of those things that can be picked up immediately. So like I said, YouTube tutorials are the BEST and they’ll help you so much. This gal has it down and an incredibly variety of styles to try out. 

All Things Nashville – As you may have read {here or here} my mom and I are headed to Nashville this weekend! I couldn’t be any more excited!! Nashville is by far one of my favorite towns and I can’t wait to be there with my bestie. While we’re definitely excited to hit up Draper James {my all time favorite boutique} we’re also so pumped to explore. Therefore right now I am obsessed with everything Nashville and looking up as many recommendation posts as possible. This one from Southern Living is one of my favorites and has definitely given us some must hit spots. See my packing list here. If you have any recommendations I would LOVE to hear them. 

Also be sure to follow along via snapchat {lauraleighlou} and instagram {@louellareese} to get more behind the scenes peeks at my favorite things! 


  1. June 20, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    So jealous you’re headed to Nashville this weekend! Love this roundup, I need Draper James in my life again!

    xox E

    • June 21, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      I’ll be posting lots of snaps and photos so you can feel like you’re right there 🙂 Thank you love

      xo Laura Leigh

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