Friday, December 7, 2018

HUGE Amazon One Day Sale


Okay guys, I have never seen Amazon have a sale this huge, especially including the brands I am about to share!!! 

Now, here's the deal...this sale is only lasting one day, so if you see something you love, grab it fast!! 

Thanks to this huge sale I was able to knock out gifts for over half the people on my Christmas list!  I grabbed these slippers for Todd and both our dads, this robe for my mother-in-law, these pajamas for my mom, and these zip up cozy robes for all the grandmothers. 


Almost the entire J.Crew Mercantile collection is 50% off!!  My favorites are below, but you can shop the entire sale collection here.







Women's Classic Wool Cocoon Coat








You can also save 40% off some of the most gorgeous jewels ever!  Again, below are my favorites, but you can shop the entire collection here!

Inside-Out Hoop Earrings




14k Yellow Gold Polished Bar Chain Necklace



AGS Certified 14K Gold Round-Cut Diamond Stud Earring


And last, you have to check out the lounge and sleep sale!  It has some of my favorite Amazon brands included and the prices are unbelievable! 

My cozy feather draped cardigan is also part of the sale!!  It is SO soft and comfy, and it would make a great gift!!! 






Thursday, December 6, 2018

Amazon Fashion Hunt Hits And Misses

Good morning friends and happy Thursday!! 

I am coming at ya with a big ol round of Amazon hit and misses this morning!  I didn't realize it had been so long since I shared one of these with you guys.  I've shared some of the stuff on my Instastories, but I wanted to make sure I also shared it here as well so it would all be in one place and hopefully easier for you guys to find it. 

I had lots, and I mean lots of hits this month with only one miss.  Now that I've been ordering fashion from Amazon on the regular, I feel like I know the brands that I really love (like Daily Ritual, Mae, CRZ Yoga, and Core10), I can weed out the ones that aren't that great.  Some of the random brands still have some really cute stuff, it's just somewhat of a crapshoot on whether or not it will look good and how good the quality may be. 

I also found a lot of really great and super affordable dresses this month, and a lot of them would be perfect for upcoming holiday parties you ladies may have, so I figured I would start with those first! 

While this one isn't really super dressy, I think this two piece sweater set could still be worn to a more casual holiday party.  I am thinking ornament exchange, dirty Santa, or a casual drop-in party. 


The set runs small so make sure you go up at least one size.  For reference, I'm wearing a medium. 




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


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



This exact print is currently sold out, but I see they keep adding new ones so I'm sure they will re-stock this one as well. 

Dress runs tts, and for sizing 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. 


Lace Jumpsuit //  Earrings // Sequin Pumps

Jumpsuit runs big and I'm wearing a size 2, so size down if in question.






Dress runs tts, and for sizing reference, I'm wearing it in the 4.


Half Sleeve Crew Neck Dress // Hoop Earrings // Gold Pumps

Dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a size 2.





Dress runs tts, but it's small in the thighs and booty ;)  I am wearing a small, but would look better in the medium.




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





Leggings run big and I'm usually a size 4 in Lululemon, but took the xs in these.  Sweatshirt runs tts and I'm wearing a small. 


For sizing reference, I'm usually a 4 in Lululemon and I ordered these in the small.


Front Tie Long Sleeve Dress (under$20) // Leaf necklace (under $10) 


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


Camouflage Loafer Flat (on major sale) 

Sweater is one size fits most, and while it is oversized, it's so soft and I love it paired with leggings! 


Tee and leggings both run tts and I'm wearing a small in both. 


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



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

Leaf Necklace // Jeans // Leopard Flats (only $24) 

Cardigan runs big, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 


Coziest and warmest pajamas you will EVER put on, y'all!!  Also, they run tts and I'm wearing them in a small. 


And I'm pretty sure Todd would call these a miss...haha!!  I am just kidding, he was actually a really good sport about these and said he would even wear them with us again on Christmas morning :) 




MISSES

And here's our one big miss!!  I mean, this dress is just a hard NO!!!  The fit, the itchy thin material, and the horrible huge pockets! 




Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Ultimate Baby and Kids Holiday Gift Guide


Okay y'all, I am embarrassed to admit how much time I spent on today's gift guide, but trust me, it was a lot of hours :)  I love looking up all the latest baby gadgets and the coolest toys, but it sends my brain into extreme hyper-focus mode.  Before I know it, half the day has gone by, and I'm still over here looking at baby fur moccasins, the coolest 3D wooden puzzles, and trying to decide which color purse my niece would love the best...haha! 

But the good news is, in my hours upon hours of searching, I am confident in saying that I found some of the BEST gifts for babies and kids of all ages!! 



- Out of all the baby plush cuteness I've ever seen, this little grill set takes the cake!  I think this would even make a good gift to give to the expecting father to be! 

Cozy knit tie beanie and gloves that are pure baby perfection!  They also have a 5 star review and are only $31!! 

- I remember Carson and Taylor loving these little foam bath toys, and even if they're not old enough to actually play with them, they love holding them. 

- I mean, where were these adorable teethers when my babies were tiny!? 

- I can't even handle the CUTENESS of these leather fur baby moccasins.  And I love that they make them for boys with the loafer look and the baby girls with the sweet little bow. 

- I love that this diaper bag looks like a stylish handbag, but it has every organizational pocket that all mamas needs along with a matching changing pad. 

A sound machine and a nightlight that is portable...I swear, we may buy this for travel purposes and our kids at age 9 and 6...haha!!! 

- I love the little baby wooden toys, and as babies, our kids were all about anything they could smack on and and watch roll down a hill. 

- Seriously the best bath set ever for a newborn or a toddler.  It comes with a large hooded elephant towel, an adorable elephant book, and three of cutest little animal water squirters I've ever seen. 

- This is is most genius travel feeding set I've ever seen.  It comes with a temperature control bowl so you can defrost your baby food while out or cool down anything that comes out too hot.  This is perfect for taking your baby out to restaurants or for travel. 

Nordstrom baby makes clothes that feel and look almost identical to Kissy Kissy (one of my favorite high-end baby brands), but for a fraction of the cost.  And this cozy hooded bunting is so cute and perfect for this cold weather. 







Playmobil makes the best blocks for little ones, and I'm not going to lie, they're so much easier to keep up with and clean than regular Legos! 

- This is such a great gift and one that is great for learning, but is also fun for play.

- Sago seems to be one of the newest and most popular brands in toys, and I must say, I'm a little sad these cute trucks and cars weren't around when Carson was small.  He would have loved that hot dog car with the dog in it :) 

- Okay, these foam velcro blocks may just be the coolest thing ever for little ones.  And I love that all the different shapes and animals are all interchangeable so the kids can really use their imagination and build all sorts of things. 

- Is this hedgehog not the cutest riding toy you've ever seen??  Also, all the animal riders are handmade, they have four multi-directional casters making it easy for toddlers to move around, and they are great for building motor skills and balance! 

Bath toys always make a great gift, and I love that this one interacts with the water and allows the child / toddler to "wash away the dirt" on the duck. 

Melissa and Doug truly make the best toys that last forever and I don't know of any little boys that wouldn't love this car garage with a gas pump and moving elevator. 

- Cutest little wooden dollhouse right along with the most precious mini wooden kitchen I've ever seen.  Both of these are great for little ones, and for people who don't have a lot of space or just don't want big pieces like dollhouses or play kitchens taking up too much space in their home. 

- I just ordered this little workbench for my two year old nephew for Christmas and I have a feeling he's going to love it.  It has a solid 5 star review, and it comes with 36 tools and pieces.  Another added bonus, it can be folded up for easy storage or for travel. 

- If you guys have never checked out Manhattan Toys, then please do that now.  They make some of the cutest baby dolls I have ever seen, and I love that they are all super soft and all have little magnetic pacifiers! 

- What little girl doesn't love flamingos?  Plus, this one was just too cute with her tutu and ballet shoes! 






- Taylor has this exact stroller (in a different color) that we bought her for Christmas two years ago and she still plays with it to this day.  The quality is unbelievable for the price! 

- This looks like such a fun game that kids can play with their parents or alone with their friends.  The best part is that it teaches your kids teamwork and they win the game together instead of having an individual winner! 

- Okay y'all, Taylor is obsessed with these animal 3-1 beanies We bought her one at Disney and now she wants three more for Christmas.  Praise that I found them on Amazon for less than half the price at Disney...ha! 

- This is such a great gift for any kid that loves art and drawing.  Taylor will be getting one of these from Santa for sure. 

- This taco and skillet set has to be the best pretend food set that Melissa and Doug have ever made. There's a solid chance I'll even wanna play with this set ;) 

- Pretend play is so big at this age, and this is the cutest little wooden Veterinary Kit I've ever seen. Plus, it would make the perfect gift for a boy or a girl. 

- Another gift that is perfect for a girl or boy is this super cool make your own journal kit.

- Walkie talkies are always so fun, and these have awesome reviews and also have a 3 mile range for kids to use outdoors. 

- Hands down the most fabulous kids kitchen ever!  Move over Pottery Barn Kids, Amazon has you beat with this $144 modern set! 

- This is such a cool iPad device that gives your kids hands on learning.  And I love that kids can bring their art to life with the awesome interactive. 

This smart watch is such a great gift for kids who are starting to learn how to tell time.  It also provides them with entertaining games and a built-in camera! 

Pottery Barn Kids get the win on this one, especially since they just marked it down to $76!  It's such a nice looking workbench and one that your kids could grow with for many years. 





This make-up palette is perfect for little girls who want to play with make-up, but aren't quite ready for the real thing yet. 

This camera and camcorder looks awesome for kids really wanting to learn how to take pictures and videos.  And I love that the outer case makes it durable in case they drop it or are a little rough with it. 

- We love playing family games around here and this one looks like it would be a blast.  And it's one that even the older kids can really get into and have some fun! 

These awesome laser guns and these Fortnite bunkers will both be under the tree for Carson this year!  If you have boys between the ages of 6-13, I think these will be a huge hit. 

This scavenger hunt game is another one that looks so fun for kids of all ages, and it would be great to play at a birthday party since a lot of kids can play at once. 

- Okay, how amazing is this little rock stud pink purse!?  I think I may have to get Tay one. 

- How awesome does this wooden art set look!?  This is a gift that I know Taylor and Carson would both love to receive, and added bonus, it's on sale right now!!  This acrylic paint set looks pretty cool as well, maybe for the older kids that are a little more advanced. 

- For any of you out there that have a child as Fortnite-obsessed as mine, you need to check out this ultimate gaming chair :)  My kids currently have these, but Carson is now asking for a bigger, taller one like this so he can play on his PC as well...not sure if Santa going to make that one happen though :) 

- At this age, I was really into anything art and everything DIY, so I think both this DIY stainless steal water bottle set and this DIY drawstring bag kit would makes awesome gifts! 










Monday, December 3, 2018

Life Lately

We had a pretty laid back Friday around here.  We ordered takeout and watched the movie Foxcatcher.  I love Channing Tatum and the movie was based on true events so I thought it would be a really good one, but without knowing the story beforehand, Todd and I were both disappointed at the end. 





On Saturday morning, I woke up bright and early so I could get myself ready to make the pimento cheese bacon potato salad for Todd's grandmothers birthday I mentioned last week.  I know this is not the best picture, but trust me, it was delicious!! 



We had such a great time at Todd's grandmother's 90th birthday celebration.  It was so nice seeing everyone from his family that we don't get to see very often, and the kids had a blast playing with all their cousins. This is a picture of his nanny with all the great-grandkids!!  She has four kids of her own, so as you can imagine, Todd has a huge family! 


This is the best picture I could get of Taylor, but I had to share it because of this cute this little sweater and skirt set!  I mean that sassy pose with that hand on her hip...I can't even...haha! 


What I wore



// It rained here all day yesterday so we took the kids to one of our favorite lunch spots, SOL.  Their food is so good, and they have the best margarita menu ever!! 



What I wore


We ended the afternoon at the movies seeing Ralph Breaks the Internet.  It was such a cute movie and the kids loved it! 






Friday, November 30, 2018

5 on Friday


ONE // 

Okay ladies, you all need these leggings in your life!!  They are pretty much identical to the Lululemon naked leggings, but they are only $24!! 





They have the perfect high waist and they suck you so well while still feeling super comfortable. 

Leggings run big and I am usually a size 4 in Lululemon, but took the xs in these.  Sweatshirt runs tts and I'm wearing a small. 


TWO // 

If any of you are on the hunt for some pretty wrapping paper then you need to check these sets out! The quality is great and it comes with everything you need.  It also comes in several different prints colors if the gold and white isn't your thing. 


THREE // 

I mean, I can't even handle how cute Tay looks in her little bear beanie and matching gloves! 


This adorable $12 hat and mitten set would make the perfect Christmas gift and it also comes in several different animals.  I am still working on my kids toy gift guide, but you can see a lot that will be on there by clicking here



FOUR // 

On Wednesday night, I met my favorite gal Nat for happy hour and an early dinner at Edmonds Oast. The food was okay, but man this tequila cocktail was out of this world amazing!!  The bartender made it up for us and she said that all she put in it was lime juice, jalapeno juice, bitters, and of course tequila.  I will definitely be trying to recreate this at home. 


What I wore
// Black Jeans (55% off) // Leopard Pumps


FIVE // 

Todd's grandmother turns 90 years old this weekend and we are all heading back home to celebrate her on Saturday!  Everyone is bringing a side dish to go along with fried chicken and I decided to make this bacon pimento cheese potato salad.  I mean, how amazing does this potato salad look!?!?
I am making it later this evening, so I'll be sure to report back on my stories on how it turns out!