Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gift Guide : For The Organizer

Good morning my loves, and happy almost Thanksgiving! I'm going to be signing off tomorrow to enjoy some much needed quality time with my family in DISNEY WORLD!! I will have a post up on Friday with all the best Black Friday Sales, but as you may have noticed, a lot of them have already started! You can find them all in my post here, and I'll also be updating you guys with any new ones on my seven hour car ride :) Thank goodness I stocked up on some new Disney movies...haha! 

And you guys, I can't lie, this post was so hard for me to round up. The OCD in me wanted to go through each and every room and pick out all the best organizing products for each space. But let's be real, that would've taken me forever and would've been WAY too long to read in one post. 

But it did give me a good idea for after the New Year...would you guys like to see an organizing post on each room in my house?  There are still a few spots and closets that need a little a lot of work, and what better way to hold myself accountable than to promise you guys a post sharing those spaces. Let me know what you guys think? 

Anyway, all that to say, today I rounded up a few of my favorite organizing products that I KNOW any woman would love! Sorry men, I'll get to y'all later, but us ladies have a lot more stuff junk to put away and organize :) 

// Every woman (mama or not) NEEDS this planner in their life. 

// These hangers will change your life and the amount of space you have in your closet. Say goodbye to sweater nipples forever ;) 

// Excuse me PBT, but no one under the age of 30 should have a lacquer beauty organizer this pretty. But I guess I'll make an exception since they are all on major sale...along with free shipping! 

// I've heard wonderful things about this book, and according to the incredible reviews, I'm not the only one! 

// I'm in desperate need for some bra and panty organization over here and this little gadget seems to organize them both...and for cheap! And speaking of bras, after hearing RAVE reviews, I've been dying to try out this one and this one. My girls need all the help they can get these days...and that is not a joke. 

// Dying to order a few of these boxes for the open top part of my closet. Not only are they pretty to look at, but they also keep your sweaters nice and neat during the summer months. 

// Prettiest Hamper ever and would also be cute to stuff toys in as well. 

// I have something similar to these under the sink acrylic towers, but mine aren't near as chic. I'm thinking I may just need to move mine to Todd's side of the sink and order these for myself! 

// This little gold display box is not only pretty on your dresser, it also has lots of space to store your jewels! 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Healthy Harvest Chicken Skillet + Sweater Dress Love + Giveaway Winners

Coming at you with another delicious healthy meal, and y'all, this one would be PERFECT to make over Thanksgiving! And if you wanted to make it more of a side to accompany your turkey and other fixings then you could always leave out the chicken. 

This dish is super healthy, but also packed full of flavor. And thanks to my new cast iron covered dutch oven, I was able to keep it in one pot the entire time! I was a little skeptical when I saw the price on this dutch oven, but you guys, it's awesome!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
Directions :

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, nonstick or cast iron skilletover medium high, until hot and shimmering. Add the chicken, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and black pepper. Cook until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate lined with paper towels.
  2. Reduce skillet heat to medium low. Add the chopped bacon and cook until crisp and brown and the fat has rendered, about 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate (I simply laid another paper towel on top of the plate with the chicken, then stacked the bacon on that). Discard all but 1 1/2 tablespoons bacon fat from the pan.
  3. Increase skillet heat back to medium high. Add Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, onion, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender and the onions are beginning to look translucent, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the apples, garlic, thyme, and cinnamon. Cook 30 seconds, then pour in 1/2 cup of the broth. Bring to a boil and cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add the reserved chicken and remaining 1/2 cup broth. Cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in reserved bacon and serve warm.


Next up, here are the three dresses that I shared with you guys over the weekend on Instastories. I love all three of these dresses and you can not beat the under $55 price tag on all three! 

Dress runs big, but it's supposed to be an oversized loose fit. For reference, I'm wearing it in the small. I may get it hemmed at the bottom a few inches...being 5'2", I like most of my dresses to hit right above the knee. 

Dress runs super big and I'm wearing it the xs, but I'm sending it back for the xxs. It is so comfy and I think it will look adorable dressed up or down. 

Dress runs tts and I'm wearing it in the xs. And y'all, I am obsessed...this dress is so comfy and it has the lightest fleece lining! 

And last, but not least, the THREE winners of the Colleen Rothschild Discovery Collections are below!! Congrats ladies!! Please shoot me an email at and let me know your mailing address! 

And speaking of Colleen Rothschild, you guys, she has started her Black Friday Sale now and it's a good one!! You can save 30% off site wide with the code BFRI30!! 

Christmas Vacation

That pillowcase! (insert heart eyes!)

Ultimate favorite Christmas movie is def. hands down A Christmas Story!

And the Instagram winner is Maureen Sherry! 

Monday, November 20, 2017

This and That

// The kids real baking set was a HUGE hit at our house! Even Carson wanted to help make them, which as his age says a lot because he's usually way too cool for baking or cooking...ha! And if you're looking for a super easy, super yummy sugar cookie recipe then I highly recommend this one. I couldn't believe how good the cookies came out and how good they actually tasted. 

// We had a little neighborhood brunch get-together yesterday, and everyone was asked to bring a dish to share. So, I made one of my tried and true favorites...crescent sausage bites and mini pancake muffins for the kids. I ended up having a lot of requests via Instagram to share both recipes, so I included the links for each above the pictures. 

I actually add shredded cheddar cheese to the top of mine so I guess it's really four ingredients. 

And as you can probably tell, we had no fun at all :) 

On Friday night, my girl Natalie and I attended the Heroes of Hope Gala here in Charleston. It was such a fun night, and I always have the best time with my favorite lady. 

I had ordered a few different dresses to try for the event, but thanks to y'alls recommendation, I ended up going with this oldie but goodie :) And it's actually 40% off right now. There aren't many sizes left, so hurry and snag it up if you like it! 

For sizing reference, I'm wearing the 2p. 

And here are the details on all the other dresses just  in case any of you guys are looking for a holiday party dress or winter wedding dress. 

Dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the small. 

Dress runs big in the top, and for reference, I'm wearing the small. 

For sizing reference, I'm wearing the 0p. 

Dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the 0. 

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!!

(Click on the image to take you directly to the products)

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.


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 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.