Friday, November 17, 2017

5 On Friday

ONE // 
We got our family Christmas pictures back yesterday so I thought it would be fun to give y'all a little peek at a few of the outtakes :) The outtakes our always my favorite and they always give everyone a good laugh. Real life taking photos with kids...haha! 

(You can click the item in the photo to shop any of our looks) 








TWO // 

On Instagram, a lot of you mentioned you would like for me to share our favorite Christmas books for kids. We have many favorites, so I narrowed it down to our top five.  



THREE //  

If you haven't seen the movie, Bad Moms yet, you need to get your girlfriends together and go see it!  


It was hilarious and we were all laughing pretty much the entire time! 


FOUR // 

How cute is this real Christmas baking set for kids?! We are planning to use it tomorrow to bake some yummy holiday sugar cookies. I'll report back and let you know how they turn out :) 


FIVE // 

And last, but not least here is one top, one tunic sweater, and one pair of leggings that you are going to want to add to your closet asap! 


I'm wearing the xs in the top and a small in the leggings. 


Tunic sweater runs big, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs. 




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cozy Fur Boots and Matching Plaid Jammies with My Mini

Good morning friends, and happy almost Friday :) 

I am so excited to share a little peek at our Christmas decor along with the most affordable, coziest fur boots ever!

When Rack Room Shoes asked me to partner up with them on a holiday post, I knew exactly what kind of shoes I wanted to share with you. Because there is nothing I would rather throw on at the end of the day than a pair of warm, furry boots. And I'm pretty sure Taylor feels the same way :) 

If cozy boots aren't your thing, then that's okay too because when it comes to holiday shoes, Rack Room Shoes has you covered in all department...from cozy, casual, dressy, and everything between. 
















Outfit Details





Also, all holiday decor is from Frontgate and Grandinroad. I'll be doing a post with a full holiday tour real soon so make sure you stayed tuned :) 

Thank you Rack Room Shoes for partnering on this post. 








Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Gift Guide - The Beauty Lover + Colleen Rothschild Giveaway!!!

Good morning pretty ladies, and happy Wednesday!! 

I am super excited for today's post...1) because I can't wait to share with some incredible new beauty products I have on my list with you and 2) because I have a pretty awesome GIVEAWAY for you guys!!

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Oribe Gold Lust Intensive Treatment // As you already know, my hair can use all the help it can get these days, especially with all the new damage :( So, I'm turning to the good stuff in hopes for a miracle! This product is truly fantastic for anyone with dry, colored, or damaged hair. 

Glampetite Makeup Box // I'm a complete make-up junkie, and all of my bathroom drawers are stuffed full and overflowing with products and make-up. So, in an attempt to become more organized, I ordered one of these. Also, for a cheaper version this one looks great as well. 

Slip Silk Pillowcase // I'm not sure why I haven't already ordered this pillowcase! The reviews are amazing and it not only helps your hair, but it's great for your skin as well. 

Snow Ball Peach Collection // This set is a must for the holidays! It gives you that perfect glow on your cheeks and eyes, plus, the little clutch is too cute! 

GloPRO Micro-needling Regeneration Tool and Eye Mircotip set // Okay y'all, I have been eyeing this baby for a while now. I've heard wonderful things and have seen amazing results. And considering I'm terrified of mirco-needling, I think this is the way I need to go! 

Bobbi Brown "It's Your Party" Eye and Cheek Palette // You guys know I'm HUGE lover of anything Bobbi Brown and this palette is not only gorgeous, but it's a great deal! 

Colleen Rothschild Retinol Supreme Night Oil // Hands down my new favorite Colleen Rothschild product! I apply this oil every night and wake up with the smoothest, softest feeling skin ever! 

Voluspa Mini Tin Candle Set // Voluspa candles smell so good, and I can assure you, most ladies would love to receive this adorable mini set for Christmas. 

Jo Malone Body Lotion // I love my Jo Malone perfume SO much, so I'm hoping to find this lotion under the tree with my name on it this year. 

Best of Sigma Beauty Brush Set // Another total steal...I've seen nothing but stellar reviews on all of these brushes.



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And now for the giveaway!!!! As most of you know, I'm a HUGE fan of Colleen Rothschild. I know you will love her products as well...so today, I'm giving away not one, but two of the Colleen Rothschild Discovery Collection Kits! This little kit comes packed with almost all of my favorite Colleen products! And not only is this kit a great way to try out everything, it's also great for travel as well!! And if you guys follow me on Instagram, make sure to head over because I'm giving away a third one over there! 
And because I know we are all pretty busy right now, I'm making it super easy to enter. All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post letting me know your favorite holiday movie :) The giveaway will end on Sunday, November 19th at midnight. 





Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Skinny Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas + Instastory Sweaters (all under $50)

If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you probably know how much everyone in our house LOVES Mexican food! That being said, when I spotted these skinny green chile chicken enchiladas on Pinterest last month I knew I had to test them out! 

Holy smokes, they were insanely delicious you guys, and Todd and I both agreed that they would have to be on rotation around here!! The kids didn't eat them, so I just used some of the extra chicken I had leftover and made them cheese and chicken quesadillas. It was super easy since I had all the ingredients right in front of me and everyone was pleased (and full) at the end of the night. 

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas - Via Well Plated 





Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (see cooking directions below if needed)
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 small red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, cored and diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups reduced-fat shredded Monetary jack or Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans diced green chiles, drained
  • 8 (7-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 (15-ounce) can green enchilada sauce
  • For serving: diced fresh tomato, fresh cilantro, diced avocado, diced red onion, as desired
DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9×13-inch casserole dish with baking spray and set aside.
  2.  Cook and shred chicken, following these easy steps.
  3. To make the enchiladas: Heat the oil in a large skillet or sauté pan on medium heat. Once oil the is warm, add the peppers and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften and the onions become translucent, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. To the skillet, add the shredded chicken, 1/2 teaspoon salt, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and black pepper. Stir to coat evenly, then remove the skillet from the heat and let cool.
  5. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of the cheese, Greek yogurt, and green chilies. Once the chicken and veggie mixture has cooled to nearly room temperature, add it to the bowl with the yogurt mixture and stir to coat evenly.
  6. To assemble the enchiladas: Fill each tortilla with a slightly heaping 1/2 cup of the chicken-yogurt mixture. Roll closed and place in the prepared dish, seam side down. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Pour the green enchilada sauce evenly over the top, cover the pan, then bake for 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, uncover, and sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for 5 additional minutes, until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with desired toppings and enjoy!

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Also, just in case you missed these looks I shared over the weekend on Instastories, here are all the details along with sizing and fit information. 


Sweatshirt runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. Jeans Run tts and I am wearing the size 2. 



Sweater runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. Jeans run tts but stretch out a lot! For reference I am wearing the 26. 


Sweater runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. Jeans Run tts and I am wearing the size 2. 



Sweater runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. Jeans run tts but stretch out a lot! For reference I am wearing the 26. 



Monday, November 13, 2017

This and That


Happy Monday, love bugs! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was a busy, but fun weekend for us. Unfortunately, I started feeling a little under the weather yesterday. I'm pretty sure it's a sinus infection, so I'm hoping a z-pack will knock this thing out! 

We did manage to knock out our Christmas pictures yesterday before I started feeling too bad. I will make sure to share all the pictures with y'all soon, but I know a lot of you guys wanted the details on my outfit. This picture was from the other day, but I wore this same outfit and added a necklace. 


For sizing reference, turtleneck runs "fitted" and I'm wearing the xs. The tulle skirt runs big and I'm wearing the xs petite. 


// After pictures, we went out to an early dinner and we were back home by 5:00pm. The first thing I did was toss on my new cozy pajamas and made a big cup of coffee. Unfortunately the coffee didn't help because I was sound asleep by 8:00pm! 

And y'all were cracking me up with this photo last night on Instagram!! I can totally see now how this top looks like it says "Baby 'is' warm inside" and with my hashtag "#sotired", I bet yall did think I was announcing a pregnancy!! But trust me, there is NO baby inside this belly...haha!! 


Pajama's run tts and I'm wearing the small. 


// Saturday was Park Day on the island so we rode our bikes over to enjoy all the fun. This is the only picture I snapped while we were there, but the kids had a blast!! There were jump castles, games, animals, food trucks, and live kids dance performances! It is always such a fun day that we look forward to each year! 


// After we left Park Day we headed over to James Island for a housewarming party/birthday party! I am telling you, my kids had a day full of jump castles, cake, and loads of fun! 

I also wanted to share what I wore because this sweater was re-stocked in five other colors and it's such a steal at only $45!! 


Sweater runs really big and I'm wearing the xs, but could have sized down one more size and been fine. 


// I finally busted out my favorite candle this weekend....because we may or may not have already started decorating for Christmas ;) 




// Here's a picture of my cuties about to head into their school book fair. As a kid I would get so excited when the book fair came so I always go way overboard when we visit their book fair, but hey, at least it's books and it helps the school :) 



// Last week, I popped into Target real quick in hopes to snag a few of the Hearth and Hand with Magnolia collection! And while I did find a few things I wanted, our store was sold out of most of it so I'm just going to order the rest online. But while browsing Target way longer than I should have, I did indeed find a few other goodies that I thought you may like as well :) Please tell me I'm not the only one who goes into Target for a few simple things only to leave hours later with a buggy full...ha! 








Thursday, November 9, 2017

Cozy Gift Guide for Him and Her - Something EVERYONE will love


Today, I'm officially kicking off my first gift guide of the season and I am 100% sure this gift guide has something EVERYONE is going to love!! Because let's be real, at the end of the day (or even the beginning), who doesn't love to be comfy and cozy?! And while men may not love all the cable knit and faux fur, I can promise you they would be all over a pair of warm slippers, a good "dude" book, or an insulated coffee mug that keeps their coffee hot all day long! 


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I dug really deep for this gift guide and I even pulled Todd in my office to double check that men would really want this stuff. And he gave it all a big YES, so he may just be finding some of them under the tree with his name on it this year :) 

Also, below you will find all my FAVORITES from what I have above. If I don't actually own it, I've made sure that the reviews are stellar and that it's a great quality product. 



I'm pretty sure I've made it clear that cozy pajamas are my happy place. I love nothing more than tossing them on at the end of the day...and sometimes on Saturday's and/or Sunday's I never even take them off! 




Once you put on this Barefoot Dreams cardigan, I promise you, you're going to fall in love! You will not find a softer or cozier cardigan. I get dm messages daily about how much you guys love yours and that makes me so happy! And I am super excited that they came out with a few new colors and styles this winter!! 




There is nothing better than the smell of the holidays, right?!?! And this year I'll be burning all the Frasier fur candles I can get my hands on because I finally talked Todd into a fake tree!! But y'all, it's the prettiest, most realistic looking fake tree you've ever seen! We will hopefully be putting it up this weekend and I'll make sure I give you all the deets! Now, if I had to choose my favorite "Christmas tree scent" it would be a tie between these two...Thymes Frasier Fir and Nest Birchwood Pine.




If you don't want to see me all day, then give me a good book and cozy pajamas! All of these books look incredible and have amazing reviews. 




Ain't nobody got time for cold feet, especially first thing in the morning and late at night. And don't play, I would actually rock a few of these for school pick-up :) 




I don't even want to tell y'all how many times I reheat my coffee every morning.




Nothing like tossing on a cute beanie to hide a bad hair day and keep your ears warm! Plus, I think  Todd looks really cute in a beanie!