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!

 

 

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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August Rewind, Top Sellers & Loves WINNER

August Rewind, Top Sellers & Loves WINNER

Hi friends! Can you believe we’re in September finally?!?!  It felt like it would never get here, 2020 has been a million months long!  Since my kids will be going back to school this month, it really feels like the first fresh start I’ve had in awhile.  And I love a new beginning!

I’m so pumped to start our free 30-day fitness challenge today! I hope you are too!  I know it takes time to see results, but consistency is the key, and if you stick with it, you WILL see changes!  It typically takes me two weeks to start really feeling better and six weeks seems to be a sweet spot for starting to look really good!

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THIS & THAT | PAINTED HOUSE, FITNESS CHALLENGE, FALL DECOR, …

THIS & THAT | PAINTED HOUSE, FITNESS CHALLENGE, FALL DECOR, AMAZON FAVES

Good morning Monday! I hope y’all had a great weekend! Thank you SO much for all the love on the Nordstrom vs. Amazon post.  I truly enjoyed putting that post together for you, and given your enthusiastic response, I’ll definitely do more for you.

In fact, I found these chain link mules on Amazon that look identical to the Steve Madden pair at Nordstrom.  The Steve Madden pair sold out in the tan color, but they have other colors still available.  The Amazon pair looks like it might not ship until September,

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NSALE 2020 TOP PICKS | July Rewind & Top Sellers

NSALE 2020 TOP PICKS | July Rewind & Top Sellers

Hi friends! Yay for Friday! I’m giddy because I’m going on a much needed girls trip to celebrate our friend Jamie’s birthday today!  It’s just an overnight trip to her lake house and it will be soooo good to see everyone in person again!  It’s all potluck, and I’m bringing Rhonda’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (free printable recipe here)!  I hope I don’t eat them all before I get there! 😉

Today, I’m recapping July and it’s always fun to look back and catch the highlights if you missed it!

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2020 TOP PICKS

But first,

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June Rewind

June Rewind

Wow! Can you believe we’re already into July?!  This summer has been one I’m sure we’ll never forget! Are y’all doing anything for the 4th this weekend?  We don’t have any plans, we’ll just be laying low and hanging out.  Kinda like every other day!  Right?!

Today, I’m recapping June and it’s always fun to look back and catch the highlights if you missed it!

AMAZON FASHION FAVES

Amazon fashion posts continue to be among your fave!  I usually post them every other Friday and then follow up with a live try-on on Instagram Stories

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May Rewind & Coming Together

May Rewind & Coming Together

Good morning friends!  I don’t often miss a Monday post, but with everything going on over the weekend, my heart was heavy and I found it difficult to focus.  I saw the pain and anger in so many faces and it’s devastating to realize what’s underneath all that emotion.

My heart goes out to everyone who has experienced racial inequality and unfair and hateful treatment based solely on the color of their skin.  It’s 100% not right and I will be so much more aware of how I act, respond and raise my family.  I want to be part of the solution and I know I can do better.

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