Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Life Lately


Hello friends and happy Wednesday!! 

Sorry I've been MIA the last two days, but I've had a few rough migraines that have made staring at a screen almost impossible.  That being said, I am feeling much better today which I'm very thankful for because my kiddos have a half day at school. 

// I sure hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  On Saturday, I picked up a few different white flowers at Publix and made two small Easter arrangements.  I kept one here at our house and took the other one to my parents where we had Easter lunch.  And you guys, maybe I've been hiding under a rock, but I've never seen solid green hydrangeas before, but I found some at Publix and now I am obsessed. 



// The kiddos baskets from the "Easter Bunny".  I am sure most of you all probably already have baskets for your kiddos, but if not, all of the baskets, liners, and other Easter stuff is on major sale right now at PBK.  Taylor and Carson both have the white Sabrina baskets, and we've had these now for 10 years for Carson and almost 7 years for Taylor and they have held up great! 


The kiddos about to get there egg hunt on!  And please excuse Carson's shorts and kicks...he changed as soon as we got home from church and before I could snap a decent photo of them all dressed up. 


// Last week was spring break for my kiddos, and since we didn't end up going anywhere we spent a lot of time at the pool.  And I am dying to finish my book, but I haven't been able to yet. 

Hands down the best one piece swimsuit ever, and it's on sale right now in several of the colors. 


Swimsuit runs pretty tts, and for reference, I 'm wearing a size 6. 


// My little man warming up before pitching in Monday night's game.  They ended up losing their first game of the season after winning the first two, but they played great and luckily they were good sports about not winning. 


// And last, here are two of my recent outfits from earlier this week and last week. 


Tank runs big, and for reference, I'm wearing it in the xs.  Sandals run tts, and I'm wearing my normal 6.5. 


 Here's a better view of my sandals.  Y'all, I can't believe these are under $30!!  



Blouse runs tts, and for sizing reference, I'm wearing a small. 



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Last Minute Easter Outfits and Basket Ideas

Hello friends and happy hump day!  I know it's a little late for an Easter post, but with good old Amazon Prime to the rescue there is still time to snag a few basket goodies.  And if you're like me and still haven't bought a dress, hopefully one of those as well ;) 

Here are four dresses that are perfect for Easter and are all under $30 that can arrive at your doorstep by Friday! 

I am obsessed with this stripe dress.  I actually just ordered it in the pale red color, so I'll be sure to share it when it arrives!! 



Loving the fun, flirty sleeves and the small polka dots on this adorable dress! 


Lace A Line Midi Dress
This dress is simply stunning and I can't get over how beautiful the lace details are.  It seriously looks like it would cost so much more than $28! 
If you're looking for a more casual option, I think this one is perfect! 



And then here are few non-candy items that would make perfect gifts to go in your kids baskets.  And again, if you order any of these today they will all arrive by Friday! 


















Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This and That

Hello friends and happy Tuesday!! 

// This past weekend Todd and I decided to get our porches and our garden looking like spring! Lowe's had the best selection of flowers, vegetables, and herbs. 



I had a lot of questions about the kind of plants I used in our front porch planters, so I took a picture of the tags below.  The green hanging on the sides is English ivy, but I can't remember the name of the green filler in the middle.  I'll make sure to ask later today on Instagram because I think it's pretty common and I'm sure someone will know :) 





This past Saturday, we finally had some pool weather so we took full advantage and spent most of the day there.  And you guys, I can't get enough of my new $25 high waist stripe bikini, the quality is amazing and it runs tts.  For sizing reference, I'm wearing a size 6. 

High Waist Bikini Set Tassel Trim Top // Verity by Colleen Hoover



And clearly I should have put on more sunscreen because my knees and my chest ended up getting really sunburned.  Thank heavens for this golden stuff right here that one of my readers recommended for sunburn last year.  It's the best stuff I've ever used, plus, it also keeps you from peeling!  I also noticed they have a spray for your hair and moisturizing cream for your face and body.



// And speaking of swimsuits, I recently found two more super cute, super affordable one piece swimsuits on Amazon! 

CUPSHE Women's Ladies Vintage Lace One-Piece

Runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 


 One Piece High Neck Floral Printed Cut Out One-Piece

Runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing it in the size small 4-6. 


// Todd surprised me last week for no reason at all by having these gorgeous flowers delivered.  As much as I love receiving flowers on my birthday, our anniversary, and Valentine's there is something so sweet and special about receiving them just because. 


// Friday night baseball with my two favorite ball players.  Nothing makes me happier than watching these two on the ball field. 


// The romper I wore is from last year, but it's back in all sizes and colors!  It is such a cute one, and you can't beat the quality for $20!! 

Jumpsuit run tts, and for sizing reference, I'm wearing a small. 




Thursday, April 11, 2019

Life Lately


I can't believe it's been over two months since I've written on this blog. I have missed all of you guys and this space dearly, and I'll never be able to thank you enough for the kind words and support you all showed me during my time away. Again, I am hoping to share with you all my full story in time, but it's a deep, emotional story. It has a lot of twists and turns, and I am just not ready nor do I know how to truly tell it all fully right now. 

Through all of this time and healing, I have realized that while my story is a huge part of my life, it doesn't define who I am as a whole. With all the bumps and bruises along the way, there has also been A LOT of joy, love, and happiness through it all. 



// As most of you probably know, we lost our sweet fur baby of 14 years at the beginning of this year. It was so hard on all of us losing Rocky, but we knew it was his time to go and we all felt at peace when he left us. I believe that every animal has a purpose, and I have no doubt that Rocky more than filled his "dogs purpose" during his 14 years with our family. He was one loved dog, and one that our family will always love and will never forget. 






// After taking our time grieving Rocky and listening to the kids ask non-stop when we were going to get a new dog, we finally caved and decided we would visit the Charleston Animal Society. Of course, we instantly fell in love with all of the dogs, but decided to bring this handsome boy "Butters" home. We were told going in that he was a stray, and that he had tested positive for heart worms, but after less than 24 hours with him, we could tell he was clearly much more sick than any of us knew. As of right now, he is back at the Charleston Animal Society with their vet hopefully getting the help he needs. 



// I am trying to get back on the cooking train after a break from that as well, and much to my surprise, I actually miss it :) After not being able to fall asleep Monday night and being on Pinterest for over two hours, I found some awesome summer recipes! This one caught my eye because I LOVE black eyed peas, and plus, it also looked super easy! 





And last up for today, here are a few recent outfits. I was so happy to to hear you guys say you missed my outfit posts, and that you wanted to see those again! I am about to make a big summer Amazon order, so hopefully I'll have that up next week on Instastories and on here as well. 



Blouse  runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 


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



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



Dress runs a little big, but can be tightened in the middle with the tie. For sizing reference, I am wearing the small/medium. 






Friday, January 25, 2019

Where Have I Been?


First off, I want to thank you guys for all of the dm messages and emails checking on me.  I must say, that truly meant so much knowing you guys cared and have been concerned.  

I wanted to let you know that I'm doing great and that everything around here is really good.  But I have to be honest with you guys, getting to this place hasn't been an easy road, and I was forced to my knees and truly thought I had hit rock bottom before getting here.  I always thought that the saying "bring you to your knees" was just a figure of speech, until it literally happened to me. 

I have learned so much.  I have a lot to share and a lot to not share just for my story, but I also hope to help any of you all who are struggling. Throughout all of this, I felt pulled in several different directions and I did a lot of research intensively to learn what could possibly be "wrong" with me. I know now that nothing is "wrong" with me, and that I was called and forced to sit and do this work to get to the place I am now. And just so you guys know, when I say intensive research, I am literally talking almost two months of barely leaving my house and spending at least 10+ hours a day researching, reading, and learning. 

As you can probably guess, there is no way for me to share all the different topics and everything that I've learned in one blog post, so I'm planning to take it bit by bit to share my journey researching in several different blog posts next week.  A lot of you may not want or even need to read some of the topics, but for some, I can almost guarantee that no matter what your story or situation is, it will give you a better sense of understanding and peace. 


And on that deep note, I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a wonderful weekend!  I'll be back next week with more on this, along with my regular posts on fashion finds, recipes, decor, and fun life happenings!!