Tuesday Goodies

Tuesday Goodies

Hi friends!  I hope your week is going really well!  I can hardly believe Brian and I leave for Mexico on Thursday.  It was a trip we gifted to each other for Christmas and we’re finally making it happen!

MY INSTAGRAM IS BACK!

If you read yesterday’s Dressing Room post, you saw that hackers tried to gain access to my Instagram.

I responded to an email that allowed them access to my account before I realized the email address was suspicious.  I also acted quickly and was able to change my password. 

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Your Favorite Fashion & Beauty 2020

Your Favorite Fashion & Beauty 2020

Hi friends!  Happy almost 2021!  Can you believe we’re at the end of 2020?!  I think we can all say we’re ready for a fresh start, even if it’s just another day on the calendar.  In our hearts and minds, it CAN be a fresh start and I’m ready to embrace it!

Most of the time on my blog, I’m sharing my favorite things and recommendations with you, but I love seeing what you love too!  I looked into my analytics to see what your favorites of 2020 were in fashion, skincare, makeup and hair.

It’s no surprise that many of your faves are mine too! 

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Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

*Thank you to Walmart+ for sponsoring today’s post and helping make my life so much easier! 

I’ve made major strides in simplifying my life and minimizing my home lately.  I donated over 50% of my closet and it feels like a breath of fresh air every time I go to get dressed now. I’ve also been putting automatic processes into my home routine that saves me time, and makes me feel less stressed.

I have a Weekly Routine that I follow and it’s been so helpful.  For example, I always grocery shop and do laundry on Saturdays,

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Cozy Up with The Softest Cardigan & Slippers

Cozy Up with The Softest Cardigan & Slippers

Hi friends!  How’s your week going?  The holiday countdown is on and Jordan is having so much fun seeing where Buddy the Elf ends up everyday.  He doesn’t do anything extravagant at our house, just changes locations!  But’s that’s enough fun for her!  She also loves the little chocolate advent calendar.  It’s something so simple, but she’s GIDDY for it.   And I love hearing those early morning giggles.

When Ali-Shaun, Rhonda and I were trying on clothes in our Style A Friend dressing room post, we ALL fell in love with this super cozy cardigan by UGG

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Links Are Working Now!

Links Are Working Now!

Hi friends!  Did you catch Rhonda’s Chewy Chocolate Chip cookie recipe yesterday?  I promise you, if you bring those to Thanksgiving dinner, you will be a hit!  And be prepared for everyone to ask you for the recipe!  Rhonda has made them so many times, she knows the recipe by heart!

I’ll be working on my Thanksgiving meal prep this evening- getting the spinach/artichoke dip, cranberry sauce, and chocolate pecan pie bars ready in advance with my sweet little helper!

Today we’re talking all the best sales and man, are they good!  Just when you think the deals couldn’t get any better,

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Just (the BEST) Sales

Just (the BEST) Sales

Hi friends!  How’s your week going?  I feel like mine started out super productive from the weekend and it’s carried right on into the week.  Must be getting the new washing machine that kicked off this cleaning and organizing spree!  I always like to do a big declutter before Christmas and then a nice deep clean to kick off the new year.  Anyone else like that??

Did you catch yesterday’s Tuesday Goodies!  I shared the genius thing that lets me hang all the wreaths in my home on windows, mirrors and on my glass kitchen cabinets.

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Just (the BEST) Sales

Just (the BEST) Sales

Hi friends!  Thank you for the kind comments on our newly redecorated dining room!  I can’t wait to give y’all a live tour on Stories!  I’ll get to that soon, so be sure to stop by!

If you missed it, I shared a new Tuesday Goodies on Stories yesterday.  You can always see what goodies I’m sharing here.

Also, tomorrow I’ll be announcing the winner of my September Loves!  You can enter by subscribing to my blog here.  I can’t wait to see who wins!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Mix & Match Outfits

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Mix & Match Outfits

Hi friends! How’s your week going?  We were supposed to start school yesterday, but alas, looks like September 8 is the new start date.  I did a post about our school plans here if you missed it.  We’re just trying to make the best of everything and keep everyone as safe as possible.  I’ve always been grateful for our teachers, but this year even more so.

Today, is a fun day though- ALL NORDSTROM CARDHOLDERS can shop the Anniversary Sale today! There are still so many good things available and I thought it would be helpful to share my top picks AND different ways to style them.

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Back to School Styles for Kids

Back to School Styles for Kids

Hi friends! How’s your week going?  We are still waiting to see if/when school will start in the Fall, but our fingers are crossed for a safe return. The other day, I asked my 10 year-old son James if he wanted me to homeschool him this year and his eyes about fell out of his head.  I guess he would rather go to regular school!

Jordan LOVED getting to see her friends and teacher everyday when she was in preschool and not being able to play with her friends or go to the playground has been the hardest part of these last few months for her.

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Kids Summer Routine

Kids Summer Routine

Hi friends! I hope your Summer is off to a great start! There’s no denying that this has been a crazy year with everything going on and we’re not out of the woods yet with Coronavirus and staying in most of the time.

Last Summer we had such a great time doing all kinds of fun things, going here and there and James was in a wonderful three week academic camp where he really thrived.  Unfortunately, the camp canceled this Summer and we haven’t enrolled in anything else. We also haven’t made any travel plans. 🙁

So,

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Just (the BEST) Sales

Just (the BEST) Sales

Hi friends!  How’s your week going? I looked up and realized we’re well into Summer now and the kids (especially my 10 year-old) is in that slipper slope of just being on the computer playing video games all day.  So, today, I’m making a Summer Routine Chart and I’ll share it with you tomorrow!  Fingers crossed it inspires some productivity and gets us all moving during the day!

Just (the BEST) Sales

Every Wednesday, I scour the internet to bring you great deals on things you might love, want or need.  Here’s what I found this week!

Have y’all been shopping the Amazon Big Style Sale

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Just (the best) Sales

Just (the best) Sales

Good morning friends!  I hope you’re having an awesome week!  It’s still a little bit bumpy getting Jordan used to preschool.  She cried when I dropped her off on Tuesday, so hopefully today is much better.  I appreciate so much the encouragement from all of you who’ve been sending sweet messages reassuring me that she will adjust in time and that we’re doing the best we can.  Parenting is such an emotional ride.  The highs are so good, but the lows are heartbreaking.

I’m already looking forward to the end of the week and the long weekend!  How about you??

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Skincare Over 40

Skincare Over 40

Hi friend!  How are you?  It’s been such an emotional week here.  I’ve been sharing updates on Stories, but in case you aren’t on Instagram, I’ll share here too.  Now that I’m able to leave my neighborhood safely, I’ve been wanting to get out in my community and dig in and help.  It’s the same for everyone who’s been fortunate enough to be safe with dry homes.  We feel so blessed and at the same time so bad for everyone who’s suffering.  It’s a strong contrast of emotions and it’s hard to square them.

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How to Wake Up Early

How to Wake Up Early

*This post is sponsored by Serta and Mattress Firm, but all opinions and good night’s sleep are my own!


via @theGoodQuote

Since sharing my early morning routine with you, I’ve heard from so many of you who either: 1) wake up early too and can relate to the sound of the alarm clock going off while it’s still dark outside, or 2) want to wake up earlier, but need a plan to start.

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Date Night Style x 2 | Dress vs. Pants

Date Night Style x 2 | Dress vs. Pants

Happy Friday friends!!  I’m so ready for the weekend (pass the wine, please!) and decided to share not one, but two fun date looks for you today!  It’s exciting to get all spiffied up for an adult night out. The crazy kids and day-to-day grind make a dinner with drinks out with your man very enticing! Today’s two outfits are both feminine, but one is a dress option when you feel like showing off a little skin and the second one is for when you want to be super comfortable, but still chic.  Let’s get to it!


Red Dress XS | Jean Jacket XS | Heels | Similar ClutchNecklace | Similar Red Bracelet | Earrings | Sunglasses 

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Mix & Match Style | Leopard, Red, White & Black

Mix & Match Style | Leopard, Red, White & Black

It’s Wardrobe Wednesday and since I’m on a clothing no-spend lock down, the next few weeks will be full of mix and match style.  It’s going well so far with just one more month of maternity style posts!  Some of you must be getting tired of these by now, since I know the majority of you aren’t expecting and might have a hard time relating to these big baby belly fashion posts!  For you, I’ve included non-maternity options (this black & white striped long sleeve top is a dead ringer for the maternity version (probably one of my favorite maternity shirts I own) and the red v-neck tee  is already non-maternity,

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Weekend Steals & Deals | Valentine’s Day Outfits for …

Weekend Steals & Deals | Valentine’s Day Outfits for Day & Night

Can I just say I love you guys?!?!  You had me at, “Get the pillow!!”  Even Christina said she feels like she needs a Snoogle after reading the comments and she’s not even pregnant!!  Ha!  I took your recommendations and ordered one and it should be here soon!  I’m really looking forward to trying it because my sleep has been so bad lately! I’ll let you know how it works out.  Thank you friends!

For this Friday’s Weekend Steals & Deals, I put together a couple affordable Valentine’s Day looks for day and night, but you know I’m wearing this dress to our V-day lunch next Friday!  

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Valentine’s Day Dress | with Vegan Leather Jacket & …

Valentine’s Day Dress | with Vegan Leather Jacket & Magenta Pumps

How do these days go so fast?!  I had planned to publish my pregnancy exercise routine yesterday, but my son got sick so I lost a day home with him.  But, in retrospect, we had more alone-time together, which I do appreciate.  I’m reading In Praise of Slowness now and I think it helped me just relax and not worry about what I was missing getting done.  Being a very action-oriented person, sometimes I struggle to slow down and just do one thing at a time.  Working on this.For today, let’s talk Valentine’s Day! When it comes to that hallmark holiday,

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