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!

 

 

April Rewind & Best Sellers

April Rewind & Best Sellers

Good morning friends! We’re almost to Friday, which is always a good thing!  How’s your week been? It’s been confusing here with our stay-at-home order being lifted May 1 and then I read it’s being put back in place until May 20.  But then, salons are opening Friday. Restaurants can open at 25% capacity.

Regardless, not much has changed in our world. We’re still staying home except for essentials like groceries.  And even then, I’m wearing a mask, so it doesn’t really feel like things have returned to “normal”.

I am hopeful that we’ll be able to get ahead of this virus and be able to live more of our regular lives with friends and family in the near future.

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Easter Online | March Best Sellers & Rewind

Easter Online | March Best Sellers & Rewind

Hello friends!  Yesterday kicked off a brand new month, and I have officially decided it’s time to ACCEPT my new normal, instead of resisting it. Like we were talking about yesterday, I had to stop and pause to take everything in. So much of our normal daily life has been interrupted, so it takes time to wrap your head around it and process the change.

Now, I’m choosing to EMBRACE this time and am learning how to adjust.  Like anyone who has young kids at home, it’s been really challenging for me to work and also to know what I should be sharing.

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Helping Support Healthcare Workers from Home

Helping Support Healthcare Workers from Home

Hi friends!  We made it to Friday!  Our first week of homeschool in the books and everyone is alive and well!  I was probably more worried about me surviving it than them, but our teachers have been so amazing, they made it easier on us!

I feel like we are in our own safe little bubble inside our home, but I know that’s not the case for everyone. This week has been wild, difficult, crazy, an emotional roller coaster, yet lovely in its own ways.  Having the kids home all day has forced me to work less than I’m used to,

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Answering Your Questions | Dating, Divorce, Fitness & More

Answering Your Questions | Dating, Divorce, Fitness & More

Good morning friends! It’s so good to be back here with you today!  This weekend felt like a blur.  I found myself alternating between two modes: extreme cleaning and decluttering and utter laziness.  Then, I’d eat very clean, followed by wine and brownies.  Very strange times we are living in.  Yet, I continue to count my blessings and pray for the health and safety of everyone on planet earth.

We start homeschooling today and I’m feeling completely overwhelmed.  Last night I printed the 52 emails I got from various teachers with links and passwords and instructions and I’m like OMG- I’m gonna fail so big at this. 

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February Rewind & Top Sellers

February Rewind & Top Sellers

Good morning friends! What a week it has already been!  Actually the last month has been a whirlwind!  February was Valentine’s Day, followed four days later by Jordan’s birthday, then my own birthday two days after that!  Then, we celebrated James’ birthday yesterday!  It’s a lot crammed into just a few weeks!  And at this age, things are double or triple with classroom parties, home parties and then actual birthday day celebration.  I’m pooped!

Thankfully, this is also our last weekend where two sports overlap.  We’ve been going hard with basketball and baseball and basketball ends Saturday.  I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend!

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January Rewind

January Rewind

Hi friends! Did you enjoy the Superbowl yesterday? We watched at a friend’s house with a small group of friends and kids.  It was so great- lots of yummy food and the kiddos running around in the backyard- half watching the game, half throwing the football.  Good old fashioned fun!

Then, during the halftime show, my friend’s mom came running into the house from the backyard shouting, “THERE’S A FIRE NEXT DOOR, CALL 911!”  We looked outside and could see the flames!  I ran and got my phone and called  911 while gathering the kids to get them safely out front away from the fire.

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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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