This & That

These random posts where I share tidbits from my life lately have become some of my favorite posts to share with you.  Consider it our relaxed ‘girl talk’ and get cozy because there’s lots of goodness and useful tips packed in here!

 

 

March Favorites, Top Sellers & Loves Winner

March Favorites, Top Sellers & Loves Winner

This has been a month for the books!  I bought a house, moved, and sold my old house yesterday!  And, in the midst of all of that, Brian and I took a quick trip to Cozumel!  Needless to say, it’s been a lot and I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend!

We have my son’s first track and field meet, plus my daughter’s t-ball game, then I’ll be doing my research for shades in my office.  I love the three large windows in that room and all the natural light,

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Q & A MONDAY

Q & A MONDAY

Hi friend!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was good, filled with kindergarten basketball, putting the finishing touches on the mudroom (which I plan to share with you soon!), and watching the football games to see who would be in the Superbowl in two weeks!

I grew up in California until age 9, then moved to Ohio, so both the 49ers (Joe Montana) and Bengals (WHO DEY!) are teams I’ve grown up watching. This year’s Super Bowl will be a super fun one to watch- even if the 49ers aren’t in it.  I’ll be rooting for the Bengals!

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January Top Sellers

January Top Sellers

Hi friend! I’m so happy it’s Friday!  And ironically, I just finished this SLOW book.  Brooke McAlary does a fantastic job providing an introduction to the foundations of slow living – intention, simplicity, mindfulness, balance, connection – and examples of tiny, imperfect actions to encourage you to begin the journey.  I devoured the book in three days!

This weekend will be a good one- Jordan’s basketball game, church, the bookfair and watching the football games on TV.  What are you up to?

If you missed the fun stuff on the blog this week,

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The Top 21 Posts of 2021

The Top 21 Posts of 2021

Hi friend!  How’s your start to the new year going?  I’ve officially packed up Christmas and the kids are back to school today, so I guess you could say, the party’s over.

Or, maybe it’s just beginning with a fresh start.  That sounds like a better way to look at it, but I’m still a little sad that the holidays are over.  Thankfully, they’ll come around again!

THE TOP 21 POSTS OF 2021

I love looking back and seeing what we’ve done in the last year.   I’m so grateful for each and every one of you that takes time out of your busy day to spend it with me.

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November Top Sellers & Loves Winner

November Top Sellers & Loves Winner

Hi friend!  How’s your December going so far?   Mine is kicking off with a holiday party tonight with Brian and our Favorite Things party tomorrow!

I’m so excited and can’t wait to get the girls together again!  I’ll try to share as much as I can on Stories or maybe we’ll just go live to make it easier!  Would you want to tune in for an Instagram LIVE for all the favorite things?  Let me know in the comments!

See our top favorite things from years’ past here.

And,

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September Top Sellers

September Top Sellers

Noooowwww it’s Friday!  I guess I got a little ahead of myself yesterday!  Oops!  Do you have any fun plans this weekend?  We just have one soccer game and that’s it!  The kids will be with their Dad and Brian is out of town, so I have the whole weekend to myself and I’m gonna RELISH it!

I’ve come to really enjoy my alone time and it’s actually a necessity.  It doesn’t have to be entire days, but even just about 15-30 minutes a day of quiet, alone time fills my cup.  Are you like that too?

SEPTEMBER TOP SELLERS

Today I’m sharing all of your favorite things from September. 

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September Rewind & Loves Winner

September Rewind & Loves Winner

Hi friend! I feel like every month is flying by now. We are in full swing with school and sports and it’s feeling extra busy. I’m definitely the type of person that prefers lots of ‘white space’ in my life.  It’s having that down time that makes me less cranky and irritable when life feels like it’s swirling around me.  Needless to say, I’m so looking forward to the weekend!  How about you??

SEPTEMBER REWIND

Today, I’m recapping the top posts of September and this is where you can find anything you might have missed this month.  These monthly recaps are a great way to get a quick bite of the entire month in one place!

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August Rewind | The Best of the Month

August Rewind | The Best of the Month

Hi friend!  Can you believe we’re already into September?!  I just wish it would feel more like Fall, but I guess that’s getting ahead of myself.  The official start to Fall is September 22, so we still have a few weeks to go!

AUGUST REWIND

August was a full month with back to school and sports starting again.  We spent a good bit of the month just getting our bearings for the new morning and evening routines.  I’ve got a checklist for each of my kids and my son gets a “mom check” each night before getting on electronics.

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Your August Faves | Fashion, Beauty & Home

Your August Faves | Fashion, Beauty & Home

Hello friend!  Welcome to a brand new week!  We’ve got lots on the agenda, so I’m glad I did a big ‘ole brain dump on Sunday!  It definitely helped get the day going with an action plan!

I can’t believe we’re nearly in September, but I always LOVE this time of the year when we’re looking forward to Fall!  My family got together on Sunday for an impromptu barbecue and it was so wonderful to hang out.  My brothers are such good people and so funny!

We’re also planning our Fall trip to Dewberry Farms and it’s got me so excited for pumpkins and cooler weather and Fall decor! 

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July Rewind | Top Sellers & Loves Winners

July Rewind | Top Sellers & Loves Winners

Hi friends!  Welcome back to my blog and here’s to the WEEKEND!

I’ve been talking about the home updates I’ve been getting accomplished lately and I have two major things checked off the list!  The new fridge is in and looks so good!

I’ve gotten her all organized and stocked with healthy food and it makes me happy every time I open the fridge door.  Plus, it’s so nice and bright inside.  My old fridge had a light burned out that we couldn’t figure out how to fix.  I even had a professional look at it and nada!

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Q & A Monday

Q & A Monday

Hi friends!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  We had a great time, fully enjoying the first weekend of Summer break!  We spend most of Saturday at Brian’s parents’ house with his girls and his sister’s kids.  They are all around the same age, and with Jordan being the youngest, she soaks up all the attention.  It’s really cute how she loves playing with the ‘big girls’ and they all get along so well!

Speaking of, I’ve had so many questions about that and more and I’ve been doing a Q&A Monday on Stories every week. 

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May Rewind, Reader Faves & Loves Winner

May Rewind, Reader Faves & Loves Winner

Hi friends! Yay for Friday!  I’m really excited for the long weekend and short school week next weeks.  My kids still have a couple weeks of school before summer break, so this will give us a little taste!

Yesterday was really fun, my mom and I surprised my brother by showing up at his house in the morning to wish him happy 40th birthday and give him his gifts!  He had no idea we were coming, which made it even better! And, I had one of those big yard signs delivered, and it turned out great!

I love that I can still tease him all these years later!

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April Rewind, Best Sellers & Reader Faves

April Rewind, Best Sellers & Reader Faves

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  Did you catch my Day in the Life on Stories yesterday?  It’s kinda what a typical day looks like around here and I hope it gave you a glimpse into the behind the scenes of what I’m doing all day and how I prepare these blog posts!  It’s saved to an Instagram Highlight if you missed it!

I’m looking at a weekend all to myself and I’m not mad about it.  I miss my kiddos really bad when they’re at their dad’s house, but we make the most of it and Facetime throughout the weekend. 

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March Rewind & Top Sellers

March Rewind & Top Sellers

Hi friends!  I’m so happy to be taking a breather in Mexico with my wonderful boyfriend!  Sometimes I pinch myself that I even have a “boyfriend”, since it kinda makes me feel like a teenager to say that!

It’s also EASTER weekend!  Do y’all have any fun plans?  I’ll be celebrating with my kiddos when I get back and their baskets are already ready and waiting and I’m certain the Easter bunny will have hidden eggs by the time I get back too!

MARCH REWIND
TOP SELLERS

I always love seeing what y’all are interested in,

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February Rewind & Top Sellers

February Rewind & Top Sellers

Hi friends!  Welcome to a fresh, new week and a brand new month!  February held the promise lots of wonderful things – a trip to Mexico, Valentine’s Day, both mine and Jordan’s birthday, but we ended up having to reschedule the trip and had a terrible winter storm that seemed to overshadow everything.

We are beyond grateful to have escaped with no long-term damage and just a few days without water/power/heat.  I just realized this weekend that I had a busted pipe, but it’s nothing terrible.

I’m happy to put that chapter behind us and move onto March. 

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January Rewind, Top Sellers & Loves Winner

January Rewind, Top Sellers & Loves Winner

Hi friends and happy weekend!  I’m less than one week out from a Mexico getaway with Brian!  I’m pinching myself that we’re even going!  I can’t help but think back to when I was going through my divorce compared to where I am now emotionally and it feels like a lifetime ago.  In 2019, I really never dreamed that in two years, I’d have a wonderful man in my life and we’d be going on vacation!

Let me remind you of one of my favorite sayings, “If you’re going through hell, keep going!”

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October Rewind & Best Sellers

October Rewind & Best Sellers

Hi friends! Happy Friday!  Can you believe Halloween is tomorrow?  Are you doing anything fun?  Our school is foregoing the annual costume party where parents could attend and it makes me so sad!  Some of the kids in our school are SO creative with their costumes and its aways so fun to see everyone dressed up.  The kids still get to dress up and have a classroom party, we just can’t attend.  :(They’ll go to a friends’ house for Halloween and I know they will have a blast!

I had a super fun date night last night.  We went to another couples’

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September Rewind & Top Sellers

September Rewind & Top Sellers

Hi friends!  Welcome back to my blog and welcome OCTOBER!  Did you think we’d never get towards the end of this year?  Well, I can tell you, my kids are already counting the days until Christmas and I don’t blame them!  I LOVE this time of year!

The weather in Houston has taken a glorious turn from high 90s and so.freaking.humid to bright, crisp and cool.  It’s put all of our city in the best mood!  And just one more day ’til the weekend!  Things are lookin’ good friend!

SEPTEMBER REWIND

It’s time to take a peek back at last month and recap all.the.things. 

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