Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Randoms on a Tuesday...........

We made these brussel sprouts this past weekend and they were amazing!! Probably not the most healthy version, but delicious none the less!!! 

I am so smitten with this poncho!! Can you believe it's under $40.00!?! I can picture myself snuggled on the porch with this one. 

This mirror  is stunning and I really want it for my dining room, but my concern is the wood isn't dressy enough for a dining room? The details are so amazing, so maybe I could make it work. What are y'alls thought? 

I also have my eye on this one too, but my worry here is that it is too dressy or just too much glass and bling.

Speaking of the dining room, I am  planning on ordering this chandelier. I love the look and I could not believe the price for this thing! 

I am wondering if I would be safer going with this one in our dining room?

This sweater is currently marked down and it is so dreamy!! Now to decide which color I like best.

I've officially decided this is my dream shower!! 

These cinnamon rolls are haunting me!! I may just have to make these this weekend!! 

Last, how beautiful are these white blooms!?! I would have my house filled everyday with fresh flowers if I could, there is just something about them that make me smile. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

This and That..........

So yesterday's Sunday Fun Day was a little too much fun and when we got home I was just too tired to come upstairs and type. So hello 5:00am wake-up call and lots of coffee :) 

Thank for the fun Sunday Oyster roast Krystine!! Can you guys believe she made this table, how cool is that!?!?

Did you guys have a great weekend? The weather here was incredible so went spent lots of time outdoors! 

* On Friday my parents made a quick trip here so I made sure and take them to Xiao Bao Biscuit  for lunch. They thought it was amazing and we even had to place two orders of their wings.  They are seriously the best wings I've ever eaten!

* Mom and I also went to see the movie The Best of Me. My dad was so sweet and hung out with Taylor and Carson for the day so mom and I could have some girl time. I don't want to spoil the movie, but don't go unless you have 5 boxes of tissues. I have may done the ugly cry more than once. 

When we came back home my dad had my new rug under the dining room table. This picture does not do this rug justice, it's beautiful! I still have a few things I want to change and some styling to do, but so far I am loving it! 

* We ordered pizza with some of friends Saturday night and had a nice laid back night on the deck. We finally got the tv up after Todd and a good friend/neighbor spent the earlier part of the day installing it. These kinda of nights are pretty much my favorite kinda nights :) 

* On Sunday, Todd and I took the kids and met some friends to see Disney on Ice. Taylor was in heaven and was all smiles until she passed out eating popcorn. Poor girl just couldn't make it, it was her nap time and she was pooped. Carson, on the other hand, thought it was cool until about halfway through and then he got a little bored. He told us he had seen enough princesses and he was ready to leave :) 

* Oh yeah, and I just had to include this picture of Carson and I. I went on my first 'big school' field trip with him last week. It was so fun seeing all the cute kids in his class and he was so proud I was there. I love this little guy so much and I feel like I don't see him nearly enough anymore so any extra time I can get with him is so special to me. 

Last, the winner of the custom painting giveaway is Jami Bowling!! Congrats girl, I'll be in touch today with details!! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Denim for men

Are the men in your life picky when it comes to what they wear? Todd is actually pretty good and will usually let me do all his shopping for him. 

When it comes to jeans though he's a little opinionated.  Thank goodness for Nordstrom because they have the BEST selection of denim! He likes his classic and straight so I guess he's really not that fussy ;) 

I just picked him up a few new pair because they are having a great sale on on two of "our" favorite brands Hudson and Joes

And you guys watch out next week, I may have even talked him into modeling them for y'all ;) 

One  // Two // Three // Four // Five

You can shop a few more of my favorites for Todd below. 

*This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All thoughts, opinions, and outfit choice are my own.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Custom Painting Giveaway..............

Happy Friday loves!! I want to start off this post with a huge thank you to all of you who emailed me and commented yesterday. I am always blown away at how genuine and sweet you all are. You guys are seriously amazing. I really do feel so much more at ease now while also shocked at how many of you struggle with migraines too. 

Now let's move on to a much happier topic!! How would you guys like an 11x14 custom painting of your choice!? You may all remember me talking before about my amazingly talented friend Ann! Yeah, she rocks. She created the most beautiful painting for me to give Todd on Father's Day last year.  I was in awe when she gave it to me. I mean, did't she do a fabulous job! I know this is something that Todd and I will treasure forever! 

This is the picture I sent her. 

And here is the painting she created. Isn't it beautiful! 

Here are a few more of my favorites that Ann has created. She's the real deal I tell you :) 

Good luck! This giveaway will close on Monday at midnight.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Real Life......

So, I have gone back and forth on whether or not to write about this on my blog. But this is my place, my place to share the things going on in my life. I feel like you guys are like my little blog family/friends. Yes it's true, I am an over sharer! But this has been on my mind since I saw the doctor last week, and to be honest, at certain times I feel a little uneasy about it all. For the most part though I feel at peace and I truly feel that everything is going to be just fine. 

So let me back up. I've struggled with migraines since I was 16. My first symptom when I had my first migraine was the entire left side of my face went numb. I can vividly remember this and I was totally freaked out. My parents of course took me to see a doctor and and I had an MRI.  The MRI came back totally normal and the doctor said that this was a common side effect to certain migraines. Over the years until I was about 23 I had them once every few months. I would know I was about to have one because the numbing would come first and then the awful headache. 

At 23 they pretty much stopped. I don't think I had one for about 2 years and it was so nice not having them (migraines suck btw if you've never had one). They started coming back when I was about 25, but they were still way less frequent than before.  Again, I would know they were about to start by the numbness and I would immediately take Excedrin and lie down in a dark room if possible. 

Over the past three months they have come back with a vengeance and this time with some new, yucky symptoms! I've had two over the last month and they have been bad. My second to last one, my speech was severely slurred for about an hour. That was so scary, I knew what I was trying to say but it would't come out. It was all jumbled and slurred and Todd couldn't make out my sentences, but as soon as my migraine was over my speech was back to normal. Then I had another one come on last week and this time my entire left arm went numb. Something just did't feel right about these last two.

So while I was at the doctor the other day I mentioned what had been going on. He immediately responded saying, "You need to go see a neurologist." So now I am waiting to get in with a neurologist (that being said, they are obviously very busy doctors). I am guessing they will do another MRI and odds are I am going to be just fine,  but of course like a silly goose, I hit the google button on my symptoms and holy freak you out batman!!

All this to say, I would love to hear from any of you guys if you've ever had migraines or any of these symptoms. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Little Black dress......

Every girl needs a perfect little black dress, right?  I only have one in my closet and it's more of a little black church dress. Not there's anything wrong with that because it' has seen more face time than most of my dresses have, but I wanted something a little more fun and sexy. You know, for a night out on the town with the girls or dinner with the husband. 

Dress (25% off with code FAMILY25) // Pumps
Tote // Necklace // Sunglasses Similar

Oh yeah, and these shoes and this bag, I am pretty sure were made for each other :) 

Really loving the fact it's fitted in all the right places, you know, not so much in the mid section. 

This necklace goes with everything!! It's one of my favorites for sure!! 

I know, nice booty shot right? Hey, it was the only great picture of the shoes (they are suede and patent leather combined). Pretty awesome right! ! 

** Don't forget there's only 2 days left to shop the Shopbop Sale!!! 

Here are my top picks under $100 and that's before the discount ;) 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Confessions on a Tuesday..........

I hope you all had a great start to your week yesterday! I made it to the gym and all my laundry is complete! I would call that a good start :) 

ONE // 
So the "white gloss" subway tile at Lowe's is actually cream FYI. I mean, what the hell y'all?!?! Thankfully my contractor is AWESOME and is coming to rip it all down and replace it with "ice white" which is truly a white subway tile. I kept trying to convince myself that I could live with it and that it blended fine. Yeah, who was I kidding...it was driving me bananas!! Ahh, you live and learn right :) 

You probably think I've lost my marbles, but I promise you the one on the left is more cream. And next to my bright decorators white cabinets it screams cream!! Sorry about the bad lighting it was dark.

TWO //
Shopbops friends and family sale starts today and I always go just a little overboard!! This years it's really on as I have been holding out a few higher priced items that I've wanted!! 
Also, my dress from yesterday's post is included in the sale!!! It's the perfect little black dress and super flattering!

Here's my favorites below! 


Sweaters and Tops 




 I went to see my plastic surgeon last week about a concern I had with my left side still being swollen (much more swollen than my right side). He said something along the lines of my abs on the right side are stronger and more defined so I need to do left side leg raises??  Yeah, not sure about that one?? But hey, I am no doctor, so who knows? Anyone reading happen to be a doctor or had a mini tummy tuck? Help a sister out if you are or have had one and can give some advice! 

I am the worst about making decor decisions! I change my mind at least 100 times. Some of you may have noticed when I was thinking this rug for our kitchen. Well, I decided to do this one in a small 2x3 in front of the sink instead and do the pink one in our dining room. I think it will look good with our light teal grayish walls. Don't forget the great sale going on at Lulu and Georgia too! My pink rug is already a steal at $300.00 before the discount!!!

I decided to quit taking Lexapro about three weeks ago. Again, the side effects were outweighing the positive just like last time. No major side effects, just some personal ones really. I feel like this kinda happens a lot with anxiety and depression medication. For the first few months I am fine, and then I start to notice some not so fun side effects. So for now I am just planning on using the tools I know to help me deal with my anxiety. We will see how this goes ;)  I know many of you emailed me about this last time, so please feel free to do so again if you have any questions, or if you just want to chat about it. 

One of my favorite quotes, and something I try to remind myself daily.