July Loves

July Loves

Good morning friends! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!  Ours was really low key.  We chilled, did chores around the house, ate blue cake with sprinkles for 4th of July and watched movies.  Basically, a really slow and somewhat productive weekend.

Today I’m back with a new LOVES and I hope today’s GIVEAWAY sprinkles some sunshine into your day today!

JULY LOVES

As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my July Loves to one of my subscribers.  If you’re not subscribed, you can sign up here,

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June Loves & I’m Giving Them Away to …

June Loves & I’m Giving Them Away to You

Hi friends and welcome to a brand new week!  I’m so thankful for our slow weekend and time to just chill and be together as a family.  We got to go to the pool over the weekend!  We had to make a reservation and they are only allowing a certain number of people at a time, but we really enjoyed it.  We went early so there weren’t very many people there, which is so unusual for this time of year.  It’s typically packed and you can barely find a seat!

Today I’m back with a new LOVES and I hope today’s GIVEAWAY sprinkles some sunshine into your day today!

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May Loves & I’m Giving Them Away to …

May Loves & I’m Giving Them Away to You!

Hi friends!  I can’t believe we’re already to Friday! This was one of those weeks where I kept getting confused on what day it was.  Are you having days like that too?  Do you have plans for Mother’s Day?  Ours will be low key at home and I hope my Mom comes over!

I’m still mindful to those of you for whom Mother’s Day is difficult for any number of reasons.  My heart goes out to you and I’m sending you so much love.

Maybe a little GIVEAWAY will sprinkle some sunshine into your day today!

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April Loves & I’m Giving Them Away to …

April Loves & I’m Giving Them Away to You!

Hello friends! Welcome to a brand new week!  How was your weekend?  We took it really slow and it was lovely.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve been decluttering and cleaning places in our home that haven’t gotten much attention.  It’s been so nice to spruce up the backyard, wipe down the table and chairs, clean up the grill, spray down the patio and watch the Star Jasmine bloom along the back fence.

We had several days of really nice weather, so we colored Easter eggs outside.  It was definitely fun to wake up on Easter morning and have Jordan come running into my room so excited to see the eggs lining the hallway! 

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March Loves & I’m Giving Them to You

March Loves & I’m Giving Them to You

Good morning friends!  How was your weekend?  It felt different, right? It continues to be a crazy time, and I’m just taking it one day at a time, trying to stay safe, do my part to help, and not obsess.

If you missed my Weekend Newsletter, I wanted to repeat my sentiments here.  I was reading about a few small ways we can work together to help during this time because we often feel so helpless.

WAYS TO HELP WITH COVID-19

1. Help people in your neighborhood by checking on the eldery or homebound. 

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February Loves & I’m Giving Them to You

February Loves & I’m Giving Them to You

Today, it’s time for February Loves with a little surprise for you!  As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my February Loves to one of my subscribers.  If you’re not subscribed, you can sign up here, and I will pick a winner at random and announce at the end of the month!

Congratulations to Deborah in South Carolina for winning my December Loves!  And Felicia in Alabama for winning my January Loves!

FEBRUARY LOVES

If you’re new to Loves,

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January Loves & I’m Giving Them to You

January Loves & I’m Giving Them to You

Hello friends and happy Monday! How was your weekend?  We had a pretty chill weekend and a girls’ dinner at BCK in Houston.  Ali-Shaun and I split the chimichurri steak and it was delicious.  Sunday was a total veg/relaxation day and I needed it!  Next weekend we’ll be back to sports, so it was nice to have a couple days with nothing on the agenda.

Today, it’s time for January Loves with a little surprise for you!  As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my January Loves to one of my subscribers.  

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December Loves & I’m Giving Them to You!

December Loves & I’m Giving Them to You!

Hi friends!  Happy Monday before Christmas!! Are you working today?  Off getting things done? In a panic about what’s left to do?  My friends and I were talking about the 5-day panic that sets in right before Christmas where you start freaking out about having things ready.   Hopefully, we’re past that by now and ready to relax and enjoy the next few days with our friends and family. ♥

Today, I have a short and sweet December Loves with a little surprise for you!  As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my December Loves list to one of my subscribers. 

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November Loves

November Loves

Good morning friends!  I’m getting so giddy because tomorrow is my annual trip to our local Holiday Nutcracker Market with my Mom!  We’ve gone every year for the past several years and it’s one of the times I look most forward to all year because it’s one on one time with her.  We don’t get that often, so it’s very cherished. ♥

My Mom so much fun to hang out with and even though doors open at 10am, we always start with mimosas!  The Nutcracker Market always signifies the start of the holiday season for me and I’ve actually already started decorating for Christmas. 

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October Loves

October Loves

Hello friends!  It’s amazing what some good sleep and girlfriend time can do for you!  A bunch of us went to Round Top this weekend for the semi-annual antiques fair and good old fashion fun.  We spend the day laughing and shopping and eating and laughing some more.  That 24-hour getaway helped get my mind clear and ready for the week.

I’m one of those weird people that likes Monday because I think of it as a mini “fresh start” every week.  As long as I get to spend some time reflecting, planning, and getting organized on Sunday,

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September Loves

September Loves

Good morning Monday!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  Last night, as I started preparing my calendar and agenda for the week ahead, I started to feel already overwhelmed with all.the.things.

September means we’re back knee deep in after school homework and sports are back in session with mid-week practices and weekend games.  As much as I like the routine, I often feel the tension between trying to balance my need for s l o w days with my ambitious and productive nature.  Can anyone relate to that?

This week, I’m trying to be extra disciplined and work smart during my work hours,

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AUGUST LOVES

AUGUST LOVES

Hello friends and happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  We’ve been soaking up those last days of summer before school starts on Wednesday.  Wednesday!! 

And tonight we get to meet Jordan’s Pre-K3 teacher.  I’m so excited for her to get to see her classroom and sit in her little chair for the first time!   It’s a big step for both of us, but I know she’s gonna thrive and have so much fun getting to play with kids her own age for a change.  The social aspect alone will be wonderful for her.

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July Loves

July Loves

Good morning friends!  I hope your week is going wonderfully!  We has such a good time on our weekend trip to Galveston and definitely could’ve stayed a few more days.  I’ll do a detailed recap on my blog soon, but in the meantime, I shared quite a bit on Stories and saved it to a Highlight in case you’re interested or plan on going soon.

When we got home, it was all about unpacking and laundry and cleaning house and eating and Jordan’s nap and I finally got in a good jog at the park.  I needed it after eating all.the.food while we were away! 

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June Loves

June Loves

Good morning friends!  We’re onto Day 2 of camp and so far, so good!  I’m lucky to be sharing carpool duties with Ali-Shaun and Jamie and that makes things so much easier.  And of course, I do appreciate a little bit of a routine, it helps our days flow better.

JUNE LOVES

Today, it’s time for a new Monthly Loves. If you’re new to Loves, it’s where I share things I’m loving each month, with the aim to highlight fabulous things I swear by, some things I want to try, great deals, and under $50 finds! 

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May Loves | Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May Loves | Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Good morning friends!  Man, my Monday was looong and it was the first day I missed my 20 minutes!  Booooo!  But, I’m not giving up and I hope you aren’t either!  Today is Day 9 of #move20for30 and I’m back at it!  You can print the 20 Minute Move Challenge chart to track your progress. How’s it going for you?

Today, it’s time for a new Monthly Loves. If you’re new to Loves, it’s where I share things I’m loving each month, with the aim to highlight fabulous things I swear by,

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April Loves

April Loves

Hello again and welcome back!  If I haven’t told you lately- THANK YOU for being here!  I genuinely love getting to pop up in your email or hopefully be a bright spot in your day!  Did you find yesterday’s 10 Handy Household Items helpful?!  From the looks of it, I’m not alone in my fondness for that nifty cardboard cutter!

APRIL GIVEAWAY

Speaking of thank you’s, I’m giddy to announce my April giveaway!

I’m giving away a $100 gift card to Target, Kendra Scott Earring Ladder, and the Get Fit Done Guide!  

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MARCH LOVES

MARCH LOVES

Good morning friends! I hope your week is off to a great start!  I finally got to the doctor, so hopefully today is the last day you’ll hear me mentioning how bad I’ve been feeling the past week!  Isn’t it the worst when you don’t feel well?  It really makes you think twice about taking your health for granted!

Which is also why I’m hoping your 7-Day Reset got off to a great start yesterday!  Y0u’ll be receiving a happy mail email from Cari & I today, so don’t forget to check your inbox!  I’m planning to share my meals with y’all on Stories,

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February Loves | Beauty Edition

February Loves | Beauty Edition

Good morning friends and happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you get spoiled rotten even if you’re not big on the day.  I’m all about treating the kids and don’t mind a little something for myself also! 😉

It’s time for my Monthly Loves and this one is focused solely on my beauty favorites!  It’s basically a ‘Ride or Die’ list of my beauty Must Haves that I swear by and use all the time.  This post isn’t sponsored, it just my very favorites, and many of them are drugstore finds!

FEBRUARY LOVES | BEAUTY EDITION

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Radiant Cleansing Balm

If you’ve been here for any length of time,

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