Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wish List Wednesday

Good afternoon friends, and happy hump day!!  I am back today with a fun Wish List Wednesday for y'all! 

Mixed Media Cable Knit Sweater

How cool is this sweater!?  I love that it's two pieces, but it looks like two pieces that are layered.

I am sitting in the salon right now and my hairdresser is telling me that I need to order these because they are AMAZING!!!  She also told me that they curb your appetite so I just added two boxes to my cart! 

You guys may remember that I used to have a pitcher very similar to this, but sadly it got put in the dishwasher which messed up the lid.  That being said, when I saw this one with a different kind of glass and awesome reviews I decided I should order it. 

Okay, you guys already know how much I LOVE this brand of leggings and I am obsessed with these new shine colors!  Added bonus, some colors are on sale right now for under $30!

The best swing tee ever is finally back in stock and it's only $15!  Most of the colors are selling fast so grab it now if you see your size! 

I've been wanting a smaller camera to take around for a while now and this one seems like it's exactly what I'm looking for.  I love my big camera, but I think this one will be nice to have for smaller trips or while out and about instead of lugging around my big one. 

Good American High Waist Raw Hem

Good American jeans are the best fitting jeans EVER in my opinion and they rarely ever go on sale, but right now these are HALF off!  So, don't walk and grab these! 

If you guys are breaking out because of your mask (hello zits on my nose last week), then apparently this is the mask to get.  The reviews are so good and I also love their pillow cases.  I have this fun leopard print on it's way to me! 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Monday's Brain Dump

 Hey friends, and happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We had a pretty laid back weekend around here and didn't do too much, which was really nice!  Carson and Taylor had friends sleepover on Friday night and then Taylor had cheerleading on Saturday morning. 

// On Saturday evening, we just chilled as a family and hung out by the fire.  Thankfully, it cooled off a little Saturday night because it was SO hot during the day.  Our backyard has become our new favorite place to hang out in the evenings!  I had a lot of questions about the lights in the tree and the lights on the playhouse so I have them linked up below. 

LED Crackled Ball Glass Lights

// This dress came in over the weekend and I love it, but it runs pretty big.  I ordered the medium thinking that was definitely the size I needed, but I had to tie it super tight around the waist and the top was pretty loose.  That being said, I decided to order it in the small for a better fit.  For only $27, it's such a great dress for now and also later for fall. 

Midi Leopard Dress // Black Pumps

// These dish cloths are amazing!!  They clean dishes so well, plus, they are gentle while still cleaning messes on our marble countertops!  But the best part is that they DON'T SMELL, and that's huge, because our last set would start to smell after one day!  Super random, but I thought I would share because they come in a pack of 15 for under $10 and I love them! 

// The days are long, but the years are short.  This is what I try to remind myself daily as I rock sweet Reese to sleep for her naps and bedtime.  I feel like my self care always takes a backseat after I have a baby, and this time, I feel like it has taken a backseat all the way to the very back of the bus...ha! 

Getting back into the gym has been so difficult for me this time being that Reese is not used to anyone but Todd and I so she screams and cries the entire time.  I wasn't able to finish a workout one time out of the four times I tried to take her.  And along with not working out, I haven't been making the best diet choices either...I'm kind of all or nothing when it comes to diet and exercise, and I have a hard time eating clean when I'm not working out.  

All of this to say, something's got to give because this extra weight has me feeling somewhat down so I'm looking to possibly start doing a workout from home while starting a new diet.  I know there are SO many programs right now for both so I would love to hear any that you guys may recommend! 

// I made the most delicious fall cocktail this weekend and I am now obsessed!  Thankfully, I can only have one since I'm still nursing...if I wasn't, I could have probably take down five of these!  And considering that apple cider is full of sugar, this would not help my weight gain issue either...ha!  Either way, if you're looking for a nice fall cocktail to serve at a party or just have one or two at home, I highly recommend this one! 

I forgot to take a picture of the wine we used.  That being said, I found a pinot grigio that I had here at the house, but you can usually any white wine or even champagne if you prefer! 

Caramel Apple Cider Sangria

Friday, October 23, 2020

5 on Friday


ONE // 

Last Sunday, my sister-in-law brought the crew down and spent the day with us!  As you can tell, our three were very happy about this! 

I so wish that they lived closer so we could see each other all the time! 

TWO // 

This week has been one of those know, the ones where you're already in your pajamas and pouring a nice glass of wine everyday before the sun even goes down.  And speaking of pajamas, these are so lightweight and super soft.  I highly recommend them. 

Two Piece Pajama Set  // Similar Slippers (same brand just new style) //


I was quite proud of the arrangements I made last week, using flowers and shrubs from our garden and flower beds.  And thanks for all the recommendations on what to do about the mold that is starting to take over all of the leaves on our flowers.  Neem oil was recommended the most so I'm going to give it a try and I'll report back! 

FOUR // 

I ordered these gorgeous pieces last week from Amazon, but unfortunately, it's been too hot here this week to wear them :(  I'll plan on sharing them in a try-on later today or tomorrow just in case you're getting cooler temps where you're at. 

Oversized Irregular Hem Sweater

FIVE // 

These quotes really hit home with me this week.  I've been feeling a bit down / frustrated that Todd and I haven't been able to go anywhere alone since Reese was born, much less fit in a solo date night.  I know we'll eventually get that chance, and that right now we are both exactly where we're supposed to be. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Walmart+ - A Busy Mom's Dream Come True

 If you haven't heard of Walmart+ then allow me to introduce you to what will become your new best friend!!  I am just kidding...well kind of, because it has definitely been a game changer for me!

Walmart+ is a different kind of membership that allows you to get everything you need delivered right to your doorstep.  And with the craziness of this year, a new baby, a new puppy, and working from home this is going to make my life SO much easier!  I am so excited about showing you just a few ways Walmart+ has saved this mama big time. 

Example One:  Teething baby and tired mama!  In the middle of the night last week, when this little stink bug got up four times I was out of teething tablets and all infant fever reducers. Well, at 2am I was able to place an online order for all my life saving teething essentials using my free unlimited delivery benefit (orders $35+, restrictions apply) and they were delivered to my door the next day by mid-morning!     

And don't let the fact that I have my hair fixed fool you...that's all dry shampoo and I didn't take these sweats off until the next day.

Example Two:  When it's my week to bring the treats for my older kids who have flag football or cheerleading.  As mentioned above, baby Reese was up four times in the middle of the night, and then the other nights she was still up at least once even with the help of an infant pain reliever and teething tablets! By the time the end of the week rolled around the last thing I felt like doing was loading the baby up in the car to go get treats. So during her nap time I was able to browse Walmart and I found the cutest Halloween treats and adorable little Halloween bags

Here's the deal as far as everything you need to know about how Walmart+ works and why it's such a good membership to have to save you time and money! 

* For only $12.95 a month or $98 a year, you can receive free unlimited delivery (your order must be $35 and some restriction may apply).  You can also get as soon as same day delivery on groceries (Walmart always has our kids favorite snacks) medications, school supplies, beauty, and pet supplies

* You also get member prices on fuel, so you will save 5 cents per gallon at Walmart and Murphey gas stations.

* Access to mobile scan & go, allows you to scan prices in store and checkout using Walmart Pay! 

Thank you Walmart for partnering on this post. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Best of Prime Day 2020

Hello friends, and happy happy AMAZON PRIME DAY!!  This is hands down my favorite sale of the year and there are some AMAZING deals this year!! 

I decided to start off with fashion, and I've only included my tried and true favorite brands.  I already own just about everything below so I can tell you that the quality is great and the fit is tts! 

I will also be adding some lighting deals as they come throughout the day, and also saving all my favorite deals for kids along with home and garden here

Regular $ $31!

Regular $ $37!

Regular $ $11! 

Regular $ $24!

Regular $ $20! 

Regular $ $28!

Regular $ $23! 

iRoomba Robot

Regular $ $199!

All New Fire HD Kids Edition

Regular $ $79!

Toshiba 43 Inch 4k Fire Edition

Regular $ $209! 

Regular $ $109! 

Cordless Pet Hair and Car Vacuum

Regular $ $20!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Early Prime Day Deals

If you are even half as obsessed as I am with Amazon prime then I'm sure you know that PRIME DAY officially starts Tuesday, October 13th!  They decided to release a few deals early this year so I thought I would share my favorites with you guys!  I love that they are doing this, because Prime Day can be so overwhelming and I feel like I miss a lot of deals because there are so many!  Along with early fashion deals, they've also included some really good electronic and smart home deals as well this year! 

Button Down Satin Pajama Set

Loving these gorgeous satin pajamas, and not only are the reviews great but the sale price is so good on these! 

Hannah Anderson Organic Short Sleeve Romper 

I love anything Hannah Anderson, everything they make is so soft and great quality! With these there is a code that you click a checkout to save you 30% off! And I love these pajamas which are also 30% for my older kiddos!

Core 10 High Waist Workout Legging

I've talked about these leggings so much that I'm pretty sure you all know that they are amazing!!  And right now on select colors, you can snag them for $17!!!!  This pretty blue is part of the early deal and I am really loving it for fall! 

Amazon Essentials Tall Rain Boot

I pretty much love everything this brand makes and the reviews on the rainbows are awesome.  They remind me of my Hunter boots, but they're about 75% cheaper! 

Spotted Sebra Peplum Sweater

I ordered this on Wednesday for Taylor and it arrived yesterday!  You guys, it's even cuter in person, plus, it's nice and thick while still really soft! 

Daily Ritual Cozy Knit 3/4 Tunic

This brand is my absolute favorite when it comes to basic tops and sweaters.  Not only do they wash and dry well with minimal wrinkling, they're also super comfortable! 

Shark Ion Robot Vacuum

You guys know how I love my iRobot Roomba, but sadly, it's not on sale.  After reading the reviews on this Shark vacuum, it's sounds just as good and you can't beat the $149 price tag! 

TCL 50 Inch Flat Screen

We have this exact tv in our bedroom, and I cannot say enough great things about it!!  We've had it for almost four years now and we've never once had a problem with it. 

Smart Plug Wifi Outlet

First off, the deal on these is amazing right now.  They are normally $50 for this set, but right now, they are only $26!  Secondly, after reading the perfect 5 star reviews, I think I may order two packs!  I can't tell you how many times that we have headed out somewhere only to have to turn around because I couldn't remember if I turned everything off.  I have a feeling these are going to be a lifesaver around our house!