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!

 

 

Top Posts of 2019 | Fitness, Travel & Decor

Top Posts of 2019 | Fitness, Travel & Decor

Hello friends!  Are you recovering from the new year’s festivities?! We now have all of our Christmas decor boxed up and put away and I can’t wait to show you how organized I got it this time!  I know I’m in a special category of people who absolutely delight in all things organizing!  I have a few more organization projects in progress too.

But today, it’s all about fitness, travel and decor!  I rounded up the top posts in each category and you can click the title to read each one.

FITNESS

One of my proudest accomplishments of 2019 was publishing a fitness e-book Get Fit Done Guide  with Cari Shoemate. 

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December Rewind

December Rewind

You guys! It’s 2020 tomorrow! Never in my life have I been so excited for the start of a new year!  How are you feeling about it?  Doesn’t it just feel extra special it being the start of a new decade?! I have a really good feeling about this year for all of us!

The kids and I are ringing in the new year with our friends and I’m making these mocktails for the kiddos.  I think they’ll get a kick out of them! They’re made with sparkling grape juice and gummy worms/bears. 

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This & That | Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Kids

This & That | Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Hi friends and happy Friday!  I’m sure lots of you are busy with work parties, gift exchanges, and holiday classroom parties today!  The Friday before Christmas is such a fun day.  We were supposed to have the kids’ Advent program and class parties today too, but since school is closed, they are rescheduled until the Friday after we return in January.  Better late than never!

I have been so sick the last few days, but I’m finally feeling on the mend.  I had a serious bout of insomnia after I got a steroid shot and that was miserable. 

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FAVORITE THINGS PARTY RECAP & NOVEMBER REWIND

FAVORITE THINGS PARTY RECAP & NOVEMBER REWIND

Hi friends! I hope you are sufficiently caffeinated for this post because it’s a long one!  If you need to go make yourself a fresh cup of coffee first, I’ll wait!

That’s better!

FAVORITE THINGS PARTY RECAP

If you follow me on Stories, you might have seen our Favorite Things party live and in action on Friday.  It’s also saved to my Highlights if you missed it.

The party was such a blast and full of so many belly laughs.  I’m so thankful for this group of friends.  They killed it with their gift giving this year,

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October Rewind

October Rewind

Hi friends! Happy Halloween!  I’m sending a darling pumpkin and Paul McCartney to school today, then will be back later for the costume contest and class parties.  The kids at our school go all out on costumes and it always blows me away at how creative and cool they are.  I’ll try to share some on Stories!

I cannot believe we are already at the end of October and it has been a whirlwind.  October was the first full month that my divorce was final.  I thought I had grown and been through a lot last year,

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This & That

This & That

Yay for FRIDAY!!   And yay for the first real cool temps in Houston! It really made our week getting a brief respite from the high 90s that love to linger on here.  It’s looking like our trip to the pumpkin patch farm on Saturday will be in the 60s! Woo hoo!

It was a full week on the blog too- we’ve had October Loves, the Best Sales, adorable (and affordable!) Fall outfits from JCPenney and Nordstrom Rack.  Don’t forget about those places when you’re shopping online- they have incredible deals!

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Life Update & September Rewind

Life Update & September Rewind

Good morning Monday!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  Mine was really good.  We kept it low key while taking a break from Instagram and Stories to be with friends on Friday night and then celebrate my Dad’s birthday with my family on Saturday.  Sunday was a much needed day of rest!  I did some Fall decorating and I can’t wait to show you that soon!

Now I’m thinking, how in the world is it October tomorrow?!   Fall and the upcoming holiday season are always times I look forward to and enjoy so much. I know the holidays will look a little different this year than it has in the past,

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AUGUST REWIND

AUGUST REWIND

How are we already at the end of August?!  Shannon and I were just talking yesterday and she remarked that once September hits, it always feels like Christmas is just around the corner.  September also is when I try to stop buying toys for my kids because we need to leave some things for Santa to bring!

But, before we dive into the August rewind, I wanted to send my sincere thank you for your kind comments on my lawyer story.  I had no idea y’all would be interested in it and that alone touched me deeply. 

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JULY REWIND & LAST CHANCE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

JULY REWIND & LAST CHANCE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

Hello and happy Friday friends!  I’m so looking forward to the weekend.  Tonight we’re celebrating my friend Jamie’s birthday with all the girls and it’s always a blast with them.  I haven’t seen them since we went to San Antonio!  But we always get together for a birthday. 😉 Speaking of San Antonio, if you missed my San Antonio trip recap, you can check it out here.

And thank you so much for the love on yesterday’s 10 Daily Habits post.  I’m such a nerd when it comes in productivity, so I’m glad y’all enjoy that kind of content too.

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May Rewind & Last Chance for Nordstrom Half Yearly …

May Rewind & Last Chance for Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Omg, we finally made it to the last day of school!  It felt like it would never get here!  Today, there’s a mass and classroom party, followed by a pool party at our friend’s house.  Hopefully, the weather cooperates – it’s been threatening to rain lately.

Whatever’s on your agenda, I hope y’all have a fantastic Friday and rest of your weekend.  If you missed any posts this week, you can get caught up here : Outfits Lately, Amazon Fashion Faves, Best Sales, and Morning Tips for a Productive Day.

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APRIL REWIND & FREE PRINTABLE #MOVE20FOR30

APRIL REWIND & FREE PRINTABLE #MOVE20FOR30

Did you catch yesterday’s What I Eat to Stay Lean post?! We’re starting a new fitness challenge and we have a hashtag thanks to you guys!  I asked y’all on Stories what we should call the 20 Minute Move Challenge and you suggested:

#Move20For30

I like it!  It sums it up perfectly succinctly! We’re committing to moving 20 minutes a day for 30 days! Below is a Free printable you can use to track your progress.  Tag me on your IG Stories and I’ll share!

I added in a place to track your water too if you want.

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MARCH REWIND

MARCH REWIND

Yay for the weekend!  I’m always thrilled when Fridays roll around!  I feel like we’re starting our weekend early because James got out of school at noon yesterday and we took advantage of it and spent the afternoon at the pool!  He gets out at 12:00 again today, so we’ll be getting together with some friends for lunch.  Then the pool again?? Sounds good to me!

MARCH REWIND

I can’t believe we’re at the end of March already!  That means only 9 weeks of school left! Yippee!!  Here’s a look back at March on the blog in case you missed it!

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This & That

This & That

Hi friends! Welcome to a fresh, new week and our Spring Break!  We’ve already had a really nice weekend with no sports to rush to and just going with the flow!  Aren’t those weekends so nice?!

Last week, we went on a school field trip to Trinity Bay where the kids got to explore and learn about the bay. I think they were most excited about riding on the bus and eating lunch though! Ha!

It was drizzly, windy and ended up being cold without the sun.

Fleece Jacket • Similar Jeans • Hunter Boots

Style Tip : I buy the kids Hunter boots

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FEBRUARY REWIND

FEBRUARY REWIND

Wow! January lasted forever and February was over in a blink!  Can you believe we’re already in March tomorrow?!  It was shortest month, but we certainly stayed busy!

FEBRUARY REWIND

Mine and Jordan’s birth month also happens to include Valentine’s Day. I put together a little wishlist of items I’m wanting this year!

I ended up gifting James the mini bluetooth speaker and it has amazing sound for only being the size of a coffee pod! And a great price too!  He also got the blanket (in blue) so he could have one of his own.

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This & That | February

This & That | February

Good morning friends! Welcome to a new week! I got so much done on Sunday and was ready to start the week fresh, then wouldn’t you know, I overslept on Monday! Ug.  Oh well, it happens to the best of us, so I just had to start my workout late (Jordan jumped in which was actually really cute), and then start the day a little later.  Now, I’m all showered and feeling much better.  Monday, we’re turning this day around!

It’s time for a good old fashioned This & That post.  I’ll be sharing a few new things I found on Amazon (see more Amazon fashion hauls here),

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JANUARY REWIND

JANUARY REWIND

Hi friends! Only one more day ’til Friday and that’s always good news!  I see we’re finally at the end of the longest month ever, and we sure packed a lot of content into these last 30 days!  I always like to start the new year with some reflections, so I recapped our 2018 home decor, your fashion favoritestop organization tips and of course a run down of our fitness challenges!

JANUARY REWIND
Get Fit Done

January marked a major accomplishment where something I had only dreamed of last year became a reality when we launched our fitness eBook,

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DECEMBER REWIND

DECEMBER REWIND

Happy new year friends!  Did you do anything fun to celebrate last night?!  Like most of this winter break, we’ve been staying in and taking it easy, so it was an early night for us.  I will say that I’m so looking forward to 2019 and have a feeling that it’s going to be a milestone year for many of us.

In 2018, I spent a lot of time digging deeper and learning and growing and I want to continue to do that in 2019.  My heart and mind is full of intentions for the new year and I’m still getting a grip on how to piece it all together and start making goals out of it all.

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NOVEMBER REWIND

NOVEMBER REWIND

How in the world are we almost to December?! This year has seriously flown by and November was no exception.  I have gotten our Christmas decor up and can’t wait to show you!  I even bought a few gifts yesterday so I’m feeling good!

This month I’ve had a lot to be thankful for. November is always a time to reflect on what and who you love most, but this particular November was really special for me!  Thank you so much for your genuine enthusiasm over the Gibson x Glam holiday collection!  You have no idea how thrilled I am that you love it as much as I do! 

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