Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Weekly Recipes

 Well hello ladies and happy Tuesday! 

We are having  taco Tuesday tonight for dinner, and I making these no soak instant pot black beans for a side dish! And if you love taco sauce like Todd and I do, then you are going to want to order these stat! The verde is my favorite but they are seriously both delicious! And this my friends is the best and the easiest crockpot chicken taco recipe ever!!! 

Wednesday- Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Rice 

I am excited to get outside and make this dinner on the grill tomorrow night! Fingers crossed my kids like the coconut rice! 

Thursday- Red Wine Braised Short Ribs 

Does this not look melt in your mouth good or what?!?! I am planning on making this with homemade mashed potatoes and rolls for the kiddos! 

Friday- Ravioli Skillet One Pot Meal With Ground Beef 

Reese's new favorite food is ravioli, and Taylor has always been a huge fan, so I figured this recipe would beat the can stuff, and be an easy meal everyone would like! I will probably make this with green beans and garlic cheese bread! 

Monday, March 29, 2021

7 On Monday

Hello ladies, and happy Monday!! 

The sun is shining and the weather is in the mid sixties today, and this makes me so very happy! 

And with Easter being this Sunday I thought today's seven on Monday I would include 7 beautiful and affordable dresses that I think would look great for Easter and everyday spring and summer wear! 

Elegant Ruffles Cap Sleeve Midi Dress 

This dress is absolutely stunning and I love the fit of this dress! It comes in two other colors, and is only $41! 

 Plaid Sleeveless Summer Plaid Dress 

Okay, this has to be the most darling little dress ever, and I am loving the swingy fit! And if the yellow plaid isn't your thing don't worry, it comes in 16 other colors and prints!  

The neckline and belted waist on this one looks great on almost every single body type, and it's on special right now for only $29! 

This dress is such a stunner!! The v-neck and ruffle sleeves are to die for! 

I pretty much love any dress from the Loft! Their quality in material and attention to detail are always on point! 

Floral Printed Babydoll Swing Dress 

I have seen this little cutie floating around Instagram and it is adorable on!! And you can not beat the $28 price tag! And it also comes in 21 different colors and prints as well!! 

Bohemian Floral Wrap Dress 

Another amazon beauty found! I am loving that this one is sheer but is still lined above the knee! And this is another dress that would be so flattering to almost any body type! 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Randoms on a Saturday

Hello friends and happy Saturday!!!! 

Ladies I have found what I believe to be the holy grail of self tanners!! I used this stuff for the first time Thursday morning, and I now have the realist looking fake tan EVER!!! I will say it does give you a medium/dark tan instead of the real light ones that give you just a slight glow, but that is what I wanted! And it's perfect tan color with zero orange! 

This is my favorite scrub/ exfoliate body wash that I like to use before putting on any self tanner! And it smells like heaven! 

// You guys I am beyond obsessed with our new beach towels that I found on amazon!! They are super thick and I love the different color piping on them! And my favorite gal Patty's Collection did the beautiful monogramming! 

//  Okay, I have found some running shorts that I know you guys are going to love! And best part all 4 pair are under $30!! 

Quick Dry Running Shorts 

This first pair are ones that I've had for three years now and I still love them! They are a mid rise and while they're not super lose around the leg area, they also not fitted either. 

// As for these other three pair, I am planning on doing a try-on session on my stories today so that I can better show you guys the fit. Also, as far as sizing goes I have all three pair in the size medium! 

Quick Dry Running Shorts 

Tremaker Women's 2-1 Running Shorts 

CRZ Yoga 4 Inch Running Shorts

// Last but not least, Loft is currently having a 40% off sale plus free shipping!! Use the code SUNSHINE at checkout! 

Tiered Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress 

Flecked Flutter Sleeve Midi 

Pointelle Ruffle Smocked Shell 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Weekly Planning Meals + Recipes

Good morning friends and happy hump day! I meant to post this yesterday, but I started organizing Carson's room, and lets just say things took a lot longer than I expected! And let me also say that I officially think boys hoard more stuff than girls!

And this week I am keeping things pretty simple in the kitchen, and I especially excited to get outside with those ribs on the grill! 

Speaking of grilling, I mentioned possibly getting this Blackstone flat top gas grill , and you guys sent me so many dm messages telling me it's the best purchase ever, and how much you all LOVE yours! So Todd may just be getting a super super early fathers day present! 

Growing up this was probably my favorite meal that my parents would make, so I am super excited to make it for my kiddos tonight! I am thinking I will probably do green beans along with a side of jasmine rice to go with it! 

I just planted my basil in our garden on Monday, so I've been dying to use it in a recipe, and this one look so delicious! 

YUMMO!!! We are planning on making these Friday night, and I think I am going to make navy beans in our pressure cooker for one of the sides! 

Monday, March 22, 2021

7 on Monday

Hello friends, and happy Monday!!  I am so darn excited about the weather this week....it's supposed to be sunny and in the 70's all week long!! 

CRZ Yoga 4 Inch Running Shorts

I raved about these shorts last year and they kept selling out as soon as they would restock them, so I was very excited to see them back in several new colors and currently in stock in almost all sizes this year!!  This color is on it's way to me now, and I'm hoping I don't blind my neighbors with my white legs in them...ha! 

CRZ Yoga Built-in Bra Criss Cross Tank 

This brand just came out with the criss cross tank this year and y'all know I'm a huge fan of any tank with a built-in bra.  And you can't beat the $16 price tag.

 4 Pack Stripe Pool Towels

I ordered these towels last week and had them mailed to Patty's Collection to be monogrammed!  She emailed me to let me know that the quality seemed really nice and to also show me a sneak peek, and oh my goodness you guys, they are adorable! 

Mid Century Brown Faux Leather Chairs

I ended up going with these chairs for the kids upstairs built-in desk and they looks so good!!  They definitely look way more expensive than they were, and I love that you can just wipe off the material if they spill anything on them! 

Large Outdoor Tall Planter 

I get asked about our large white planters we have outside quite often, and sadly, they are no longer available.  That being said, I spotted these last week and they look very similar to ours, plus, they seem to be great quality as well. 

Wall Hair Bow Organizer

I just ordered this for Taylor's closet to house all of her never ending bow collection.  It's super nice and even cuter in person than online.

Casual Cotton Tunic Shirtdress

These little cotton dresses are my favorite for Taylor to play in during the summer!  The details and the quality of the material can't be beat at $14!  Oh yeah...they also wash and dry really well with minimal wrinkles! 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Baby and Boy Easter Basket Fillers

These are the baskets I have for our kids.  Carson has had his since he was a year old and it's still in perfect condition!  We have the medium size baskets and they hold plenty.  

Pink Mini Stripe Bunny Pajamas

These are seriously the most adorable pajamas ever!  I love that they zip up instead of buttoning, plus, the price is so good! 

My Snuggle Bunny Personalized Book

This is such a sweet gift and one I know any baby or child will love for years to come.  Taylor still loves to look at her personalized book and she's almost nine now! 

I am dying...I found these sweet little puzzles and they are completely customizable.  They can have cute little animals and shapes added to them as well. 

I always like to get our babies a sweet little Jellycat for Easter.  We have this bunny already and Reese sleeps with it along with this Jellycat pig every night!  I told Todd we need to get her this Jellycat pug for Easter!

Okay, this is definitely showing up in Reese's easter basket!  We love our suction plate so much and this one is just too cute...shaped like an adorable bunny!  

Cutest teether I've ever seen! 

This is not only adorable, but I love that it's also educational for when your baby gets a little older! 

Okay, good looking swim trunks for boys are hard to find after age 6, so I was so excited when I spotted these.  Added bonus, they are on MAJOR sale right now! 

I have bought this brand of flip-flops for Carson the last four summers and they are amazing!!!  Sadly, this is the last year he will be able to wear them because his feet have gotten so big and next year he will need the size 7! 

At times, I find it hard to find any kind of craft I can actually get Carson into, but I think this would be something he would really enjoy and actually learn from. 

Carson has been asking for a watch like Todd's and this one is very similar, just a little smaller. 

Carson actually received this tackle box for his birthday and it's such a good one.  It's the perfect size to go inside their easter baskets. 

Last, you can never go wrong with some fun diving pool toys, and this pack comes with 24 pieces for $14! 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Girls Easter Basket Fillers

Currently, 'give us the girls now' is winning the race on Instagram!!  And since I finally have everything ready for this post, I decided to go ahead and share it! 

Now let me just say, this collage probably isn't as pretty as the curated ones I've seen floating around the gram and Pinterest, but I do believe this has something every little girl would love to receive in their Easter basket...and also something every girls needs. #newpajamas #swimgoggles 


I've been ordering this brand of pajamas for Taylor for over two years and they are my absolute favorite! They are the perfect weight, they wash and dry well, and they're only $16!  I used to order Gap or Old Navy for the kids pjs, but these put those to shame. 

Double Pointed Markers

If you have a child that loves art like mine, then these are a no brainer, not to mention, they're also washable as well! 

This just may be my favorite thing on the girls list!  It not only gives them something to create, but it also gives them a chance to take care of something and watch it grow!! 

I searched and I found it...I saw this exact chalk set in a 4 pack at an online boutique for the same price as this 18 pack, and I'm pretty certain it's the same chalk!  The reviews are SO good on this chalk and I can picture both of the girls having so much fun with this in the driveway! 

Okay, so this is the one item on my girls list I think is worth the splurge!  And it's not even that big of a splurge at $35, but to me, it's pricy for kids dough...ha!  I searched for scented dough that had good reviews and this one blew all the other ones out of the water, and sometimes there's certain things that are worth a little extra! 

Cutest porcelain tea set complete with the most adorable bunny case ever!  But I'm on the fence about getting this one for Taylor because of Reese and it being porcelain.  If I don't order this one, I'm thinking I will go with this one that is made out of tin, which also comes with a cute little case as well. 

Hello to our new pasttime while waiting for dinner when I make the kids put all their devices away!! And this would also be fun to bring on car trips to entertain the kiddos as well! 

I love these sweet simple hair clips when Taylor is not in the mood for a bow!  Check out the photos of how cute they actually look in the hair with a cute braid or side pull back. 

No-Pull Swim Goggles

Last, but not least, the BEST and most affordable goggles you will ever purchase!!!!  Right now you can get this two pack for $16, and I promise you, you will never buy the old school goggles again!  And the adjustable snap and clip in the back is a game changer!!