Hi friends!! Every day I’m feeling better and better which reminds me to never take our health for granted! We tend to do that sometimes, right?! When everything is going great, we don’t think about it. But when we feel bad, it’s like the world is falling apart! I feel like I’m finally accepting that I’m one of those people that just needs extra cushion when I travel. Aside from getting sick, it always stresses me out all the planning and preparing for the trip and then the extra work and catching up when you get home. I admire people who can get up and go so much more easily than I can!View Post
Spring & Summer
In Houston, it’s Spring & Summer almost year round! You’ll find outfit inspiration for the warmer months here.
Hi friends and happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I’m recovering from a terrible stomach bug, and I’m praying today is much better than yesterday! And that no one else in my fam gets it! #fingerscrossed
Today is a new one for me, I’m used to scouring the stores and sales and putting together outfit options for you, but this time, Trunk Club, which is a Nordstrom Company, styled me for a change! Someone must be wise to how much I shop there and I got an offer to try the Trunk Club and review it on my blog.View Post
Today it’s all about fun looks for Spring, think gingham and vibrant stripes, from a place you might have overlooked! I tend to fall into the camp of ordering things from the same few places because it’s easy and I’m familiar with those sites and their customer service, however, I’ve gotten requests to add new retailers into the mix, so today’s post is for YOU!
Today is all about affordable (and stylish!) head to toe looks from JCPenney! If it’s been a while since you’ve shopped there, I urge you to take a second look!View Post
We had such a nice bonus day off school yesterday and spent the day running around town, eating lunch and doing a little shopping with the kiddos and my mom! Our weather has been glorious lately, so it was nice to enjoy the sunshine outside and feel like we were playing hooky on Monday! Look how happy Jordan was to find this tent! It’s got my brain swirling with ideas for her big girl room! But first, we gotta finish our master bedroom– and James!
WORK • WEEKEND • WOW | WHITE JEANS
As promised,View Post
Hello and welcome back friends! I hope you had a glorious Easter weekend! Ours was so nice! The kids woke up to Easter baskets on Sunday morning and eggs hidden by the Easter bunny!
In their Easter baskets were a book for each of them (Llama Llama books are popular for little kids and James is all about geography lately), some toys, a new swimsuit, and a bit of candy. What do you put in your kids’ baskets?
Anyone with young kids knows it can be a challenge to get everyone ready and out the door at a certain time,View Post
Hello friends! I’m so happy to be home after being away for Spring Break and then home for just three days before heading out again! This time, I went to Austin for a blog conference and what I always enjoy most about them is hanging out with my friends that I don’t get to see on a regular basis. So many of my ‘blogger friends’ are actually real-life friends, but we don’t live in the same city, so we’re always communicating via social media and on the phone. It’s the best to get to hang out in person for a change!View Post
Happy Friday friends! I’m waking up in Austin this morning no closer to solving any Facebook puzzles, but at least I’m having a good time catching up with friends! Thank you SO much for letting me know you like my new fashion series: Work • Weekend • Wow! Getting your feedback is so appreciated!
In these WWW posts, I’ll show you multiple ways to wear an item for different types of occasions; specifically, work, weekend and a night out (wow). I know we all like to get the most out of our clothes by mixing and matching with other things in our closet and also get the most bang for our buck.View Post
And just like that, I’m off again for a couple days for a blog conference in Austin, this time to try to figure out the puzzle that is Facebook when trying to use it to promote your blog! I hope I learn a few things and I’ll be sure to report back! But, the cool thing is, I get to meet up with my buddies Cassie and Sheaffer for some fun girl time! You know it’s always a hoot with these girls! I swear, I wish I was funny but at least I know when to laugh!View Post
Wow, yesterday was definitely a manic Monday! When we got home late on Sunday night, even though I was tired, I made sure the kitchen was all clean, unpacked ALL the suitcases and put all the dirty clothes outside the laundry room, and made a to-do list for Monday so I could wake up a little ahead of the game. It took awhile, but all the laundry is done, folded, and put away! A major feat! But, I have to stay on top of it because I’m heading out of town again Thursday for a blog conference.View Post
Hi friends! I’m getting this post ready to go before we leave for Spring Break, but by the time you’re reading it we’ll be either: 1) having the time of our lives, or 2) wondering whether we lost our minds bringing a two year-old skiing! I hope it’s #1!! We began this with week with two flirty eyelet Spring dresses and we’re ending the week with two fun ruffle dresses! I guess I’m really getting in the spirit of Spring with these dresses lately and it’s also a great way to show off a spray tan after way too long with a pasty white body!View Post
Good Monday morning friends! Today kicks off our Spring Break week and I’ve been knee deep in laundry, packing, shopping and organizing all weekend! I swear it takes a small army to get a family ready to go out of town for a few days and I’ve found myself questioning more than once this weekend if it’s really worth it! Do you do that too?! Well, the trip is on and I know once we get there I’ll be so happy we went, it’s just lots of prep work on the front end!
Even though we’re headed to the cold and snow,View Post
Wasn’t yesterday’s Style-A-Friend post with Ali-Shaun so fun?! She is such a great sport to participate and I know your kind comments and compliments really made her feel good! Maybe if I bribe her, she’ll come back and make another appearance?! It was actually easy finding things she looked great in and I want to take her to more stores!
Is it too early to start talking about white jeans?! I hope not because I’ve dedicated this entire post to them! I tried on about 15 pairs to help take the guesswork out of shopping for white jeans and I really hope this post is helpful!View Post
In two days Jordan turns 2!! I cannot get over how quickly she’s growing up! This small person has the biggest personality and is talking up a storm! It’s so funny the things she says. For example, yesterday she told me “put sugar on strawberries” because that’s how Grandma serves them! I love hearing how she pronounces her words and watching her figure out new things on a daily basis. She’s also singing ABCs and loves to dance, play ball and chase. She’s also crazy about her big brother.
I asked James what we should say in this post about her and he said: 1) she’s done a lot of goofy things last year like trying to copy whatever he’s doing,View Post
I know as winter starts to drag on and on, we could all use a little sunshine in our lives! Am I right?! I was at the Galleria looking for something fun to wear for Valentine’s Day, and spotted this bright yellow bag from across the department! It was an immediate Had to Have!! That yellow is so vibrant and fresh and dare I say, charming!
She’s faux leather and really well made with silver feet on the bottom so she doesn’t get dirty.View Post
Hi friends! That Monday was a tough one. 9/11 never ceases to conjure up some pretty deep feelings, espeically if you watch the montages highlighting all the people affected, the service men and women and then the precious kids. It always feels like it just happened, even though it’s been 16 years now. And coupled with Hurricane Irma, it’s a lot. I’ve seen that so many of you in Florida are without power and I hope it gets restored soon. I remember losing power for 10 days during Hurricane Ike and that was no fun. Everything slows waaaay down and you still walk into a room and flip the light switch without thinking because it’s such a natural thing to do!View Post
We made it to Friday friends! It’s been a week full of ups and downs here, but I just have to tell you how thankful we are to have your generous donations to our friends who lost their homes during the storm. I can’t believe we are now seeing Hurricane Irma on Harvey’s heels and I am watching it with a lump in my throat, knowing how it can, and has already, devastated lives. I’ll be praying for you Florida and Carolinas.
I know here, everyone just wants their normal back and are so happy to resume regular work and school schedules.View Post
We’re getting in the swing of things over here! James loves his new teacher, which is always a good thing, and I’ve dried up my tears and am trading them in for morning sweat sessions! It’s good to get back to those morning workouts, but waking up early will never come especially easy to me. I have to give up my afternoon caffeine to make sure I get to sleep in time, and I have more early wake up tips here.
Today, I’m sharing a fun fashion post with you. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and going for a bold print pant and I’ve styled them for you 4 different ways,View Post
I get especially giddy blogging when I have something extra special to share with you. Sometimes it’s more personal and weighty, sometimes it’s sentimental, or maybe just a household tip, like how to keep your hydrangeas thriving or the best place to print your photos. But when I find something that can make your everyday life better, like the perfect t-shirt bra (wireless but still lifts) and the forget-you’re-wearing-them undies that actually stay put, that’s fun too because it’s so dang useful! Honestly, there’s nothing worse than uncomfortable undergarments.View Post