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!! 

Monday, January 14, 2019

This and That

Good morning friends and happy Monday!

It's been quite a while since I've shared what we've been up to around here so I thought I would kick Monday off by sharing a little 'this and that' with y'all! 

This past weekend I only pulled my phone out once to snap this picture before we headed out for lunch with the kiddos on Saturday.  Other than that, we had a really nice, laid back weekend with a lot of family time which consisted of movies in the bed, Nerf gun fights, and a lot of outdoor time by the fire pit. 

The weather was so nice the weekend before last.  It was cool outside, but the sun was out so it was the perfect day for a bike ride. 

Along the bike trail, we stopped at the kids favorite tree and also looked for shells along the beach. 

I had so many dm messages about Taylor's tutu sweater dress.  I purchased it from Amazon here and Taylor is wearing it in a 6 tall. 

// This was last Tuesday in Charlotte with some of my favorite girls before heading out to see Justin Timberlake!  It was such a fun night, and let me just say, Justin did not disappoint in concert. 

What I wore 

 // New Year's Day fun with these guys! 

Our good friends recently moved out to Meggett, and I'm not going to lie, being out there surrounded by the water and a lot of land was magical and so peaceful! 

The kiddos and Todd even talked me into playing some football with them.  I definitely got my cardio in for the day and realized how bad I need to step it up in the gym...ha! 

// And last, because this dress is such a good one and I know it was sold out for a long time, I wanted to let y'all know it's back in stock in all sizes and colors!  You guys will not believe the quality and the fit of this dress for only $20! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale New Styles Added + Styles I Own With Sizing and Fit Information

Good morning friends and happy Tuesday!! 

Keeping it short and sweet today, because in just a few hours my girlfriends and I are heading out to see Justin Timberlake in Charolette tonight!! I am so freaking excited, and I'll make sure share on  a story a two with y'all on Instagram stories tonight ;) 

Today is the last day of the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale, and y'all they added some amazing new pieces this morning!! 

Runs tts and for reference I am wearing it in the size 2. 

Tank runs big, for reference I am wearing it the size xs, and shorts run tts and I wearing a size small. 

Dress runs tts and I am wearing it in the size 0. 

Tank runs tts and I am wearing in a size small, and shorts run small, and I am wearing them in a size medium. 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year + Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

Good morning friends and Happy New Year!! 

I hope you have all had a wonderful start to 2019!  I am excited to catch you guys up on everything we've been up to along with some new lifestyle rituals we plan to start this year. 

I know many of you have noticed I've been MIA around here and my social media lately, and honestly, I just needed to take a mental break for myself and my family.  For the last few months I've been doing a lot of deep thinking along with CBT therapy, and I have really working on myself and the cause of my anxiety.  

While I still have a ways to go, I feel hopeful after realizing some of the causes and I'm looking forward to applying new tools I've learned about to help me manage it.  I promise I will share more on this topic soon, as I know a lot of you have shared that you also have struggles with anxiety as well.  Even though circumstances may differ for each of us, and the cause for past and present struggles are different, I feel that I'm learning some life changing tools that are helpful to implicate a more enjoyable, fulfilling life.  So with all that said, cheers to the start of a New Year...I have a feeling 2019 is going to be a good one!! 

What better way to kick off the New Year than the start of the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale!!!

* This year's sale starts today and will last two days only.  It will end on Tuesday, January 8th at 11:45am EST. 

* Also, a lot of new styles will be added on Tuesday this year, and I have a little cheat sheet that I will update you guys with very soon as far as what will be on there. 

* And last, I will be updating you guys with my favorites along with size / fit information throughout the day along with a fun little giveaway so stay tuned!