Friday, November 15, 2019

Winter and Holiday Dress Amazon Haul

Good morning friends and cheers to the weekend!!!  Not that I'll be doing any cheers with anything other than hot tea tonight, but we are planning on putting up our tree and hopefully a few other decorations so maybe I'll even switch out my hot tea for chocolate cocoa and marshmallows :) 

Anyway, today I bring you my first winter Amazon try-on haul complete with a few holiday dresses. Also, I'll be sharing more details and real life videos of all these items today on stories so make sure you check it out if you have any questions that I didn't answer below. 

This sweater is such a good dupe for the beloved ottoman sweater, the only difference is this sweater is not as long, plus, the neck and material are a little different.  But with it's $31 price tag it's a total steal!  Also, the sweater runs tts and I'm wearing it in the small. 

This waffle knit top looks almost identical to this one by Sanctuary and the quality is so good!  My sneakers were (and still are) some of my favorites from last year and I found them on major sale! 
Top runs tts and I'm wearing it in the small. 

This is such a flattering and comfy dress, and it would look so good at any holiday party or even a winter wedding.  Dress runs tts and I'm wearing it in the small. 

This dress totally blew me away, from the thick comfy material to the scallop neckline along with the gorgeous pleated details.  Dress runs tts and I'm wearing it in the small. 

This is another dress that I think would be perfect to wear to any holiday party or even just a dressy day at the office or a date night.  The material is very fitted, but it's thicker and hides the humps and bumps so well.  I mean, unless you have a bump in the front like mine, and then there's just no hiding that...ha!  Dress runs tts and I'm wearing it in the small. 

These pajamas were some of my favorites last year so when I saw the red fair isle this year I knew I needed to snag them!  They are on the thinner side, which I like since I get so hot when I sleep these days.  They run tts as well and I'm wearing a small. 

I have a dress almost identical to this that I LOVE, but it's not sweater material so I knew that I had to get this one for fall and winter.  The quality and the fit are so great on this dress, and plus, you cannot pass up the $35 price tag. 

Last, but not least, everyone needs this tunic in their lives!  Oh my goodness, it is SO SO soft and warm you guys!  It runs a little big, so if you're between sizes, I would size down.  For reference, I'm wearing a small. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide - Parents, In-laws, and Grandparents

Good morning friends and happy almost FRIDAY!!! 

I am so thrilled to share today's gift guide with you all.  I feel like I found some really great gifts your parents, in-laws, and grandparents would actually love to receive!  This gift guide took me a lot longer than I expected, but I wanted to make sure I really searched and found gifts that I know I would love and that my own parents would love to receive.  I really hope this helps some of you out that have those hard to shop for parents, in-laws, and grandparents! 

All parents and especially grandparents love pictures of their children / grandchildren, so a personalized calendar with a new photo for them to look at every month is the perfect gift!  Not to mention, Minted does an amazing job when it comes to detail and quality! 

This is hands down a gift that I can PROMISE you your mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law will absolutely LOVE!!!  I have this exact cardigan in three colors and I wear mine all the time.  You will not find a more comfy, cozy cardigan and this one would be such a nice gift to give. 

I am pretty sure most of your parents and grandparents drink coffee, and these insulated travel coffee mugs have amazing reviews and are half the price of the beloved Yeti.  These mugs would be fun to gift with their favorite coffee or tea in this cute woven storage basket

Todd loves this brand's after shave, and it's one of those gifts that's not only nice to receive, but one that is something needed and sure to get used! 

I just bought this robe in the mid length here for my grandmother and I was blown away at the quality and how soft it was.  I mean, a robe under $30 with perfect reviews is hard to beat! 

If your parents don't already have an instant pot then GET THIS ONE for them now!!  We get so much use out of ours, and it makes cooking so much easier and so much faster!  Also, I've never seen it marked as low as it is right now so I would grab it before it goes back up. 

Okay, how cool is this outdoor speaker?  My parents are always outside gardening, grilling, or by the pool so I know they would love to have this to listen to music and give a little light when it gets dark. 

I bought these in the men's for Todd last year and he LOVES them!  And $20 for real leather moccasins just can't be beat!  These would also make the perfect add on gift to give with these cozy pajamas as well! 

I absolutely love the look of these necklaces, and the price point and reviews are both so good.  I know almost all the moms out there (including me) would love one of these. 

I think pretty much all men love to grill, and from reading the reviews, these hickory wood chips are a game changer in the best way.  And we all know nothing makes a man happier than everyone raving over the food he has prepared on the grill. 

I think these herringbone frames are so beautiful, and I think they would make such a nice gift to give with a good family picture in it or just one of the kids/grandkids. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

New Rug Sneak Peek + Serena and Lilly Rug Sale

We finally switched out our living room rug earlier this week and I was blown away at how completely different it made our living room look and feel.  As much as I loved our jute rug layered with my oriental pink one, I was so ready for a change.  Plus, the rugs we had before were pretty to look at, but they were pretty thin and not very comfortable on your feet or to sit on.  And with the new baby coming in less than 10 weeks, I knew whatever rug I picked out that I wanted to make sure it was thick, plush, and would be soft to the touch.  As you all know, I'm a sucker for neutrals and gray so when I spotted this Mirabelle Rug, I knew it was exactly what I wanted!  And I was even more excited when the rug arrived, because not only was it even prettier in person, but it was so soft and more plush and thicker than I had imagined.  

Now my plan is to switch out the pillows and try to find a light I love for this space.  I've had my eye on this one for a while and if it does happen to go on sale anytime soon I think I may just have to bite the bullet and order it!

If you or anyone you know is in search of a new rug and you're as obsessed with Serena and Lily decor as much I am, now is the time to make your move!  It is very rare for Serena and Lily to have anything 30% off, but right now that's how much you can take off of every single one of their rugs!  And man do they have some gorgeous rugs...below is a peek at some of my absolute favorites!


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

30 Week Bumpdate + Nursery Progress

30 Week Bumpdate 

Size of Baby: Cabbage 

Weight Gain: 12 lbs 

Gender: It's a GIRL!!!!! 

Maternity Clothes:  I just ordered these velvet skinny jeansthese leggings, and this blouse and they are all 50% off!!  Also, these joggers will be arriving today and I have a feeling I'm going to need/want a few more pair!! 

Sleep:  I've been sleeping pretty good, but I'm now having to wake up and go potty at least four times. 

Missing:  Being able to exercise...I feel like I am running out of breath just walking up and down the stairs now. 

Cravings:  Juice, fruit, and Starbucks Toasted White Mocha with two pumps instead of four! 

Hubby's Thoughts:  Happy and more excited than ever!!  I am pretty sure when she's born I'm going to have to force him to leave the house to go to work...ha! 

Best Part of This Week:  Picking out her coming home outfit with my mom, Taylor, and my sweet niece Cayden! 

In other news, the nursery is almost complete and on Instragram a few of you asked if  I would share all of the sources so here ya go!  And once I put all of the finil touches on it, I'll be sure to share better pictures with a full reveal! 

Friday, November 8, 2019

5 on Friday

Good morning friends and CHEERS to FRIDAY!!!!! 

ONE // 

Todd and I took the kiddos the Coastal Carolina Fair after school yesterday.  The fair was one of my favorites places ever as a kid.  I can remember being so excited at school, and clock watching for school to get out on the day I knew we were going.  Getting to see our kids excited about the rides, the animals, and all the delicious fair food brings back so many happy memories for me so it's double the excitement watching them! 

TWO // 

Last weekend, I headed back to the mountains for a girls trip and had SO much fun!  For a moment, I thought about backing out because I'm feeling very pregnant, but I am so happy that I didn't! Spending time with these girls brings me so much happiness and there's nothing better than reminiscing on old stories from 18 years ago, especially now that we're all married with kids.  It's fun to remind ourselves that we used to be young and fun...ha! 

For my outfit details, check out this post.  I shared them along with everything else I packed as well. 


You guys shared so many good holiday candle favorites on my post the other day and I a lot of you asked me to share my favorites so here's the top 5 that were mentioned/recommended the most.  Also, the two from Anthropolgie that were most loved are 20% off right now so you better believe I snagged them both!  There's no code and the discount is automatically added when you put any of the home and furniture items in your cart. 

FOUR // 

I made this slow cooker cream cheese chicken crack chili earlier this week for dinner and it was a HUGE hit!  I highly recommend this one for an easy make ahead dinner that the entire family will love! 

FIVE // 

There are so many great sales going on right now and I know a lot of you are like me, and are trying to knock out your holiday shopping early so I have listed a few that I think you may want to check out below. 

Nordstrom Fall Sale - Save up to 40% off! 

Sephora Holiday Event - Use the code HOLIDAYSAVE to get 10%-20% off! 

Loft - 40% off your entire purchase. Use the code FESTIVE at checkout!