Thursday, October 6, 2022

Fall Walmart Fashion Haul

 Hello friends, and happy almost FRIDAY!!! Today, I am SO excited to share my best Walmart haul yet with you. I swear, their stuff just keeps getting better and better!! 

I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of every piece I am about to share. It is so good and it all looks very high-end as well. I was stopped twice this week to ask where this dress and these boots were from and I could tell both people were shocked when I told them Walmart. 

Smocked Mini Dress with Square Shoulder // Earrings // Tall Slouch Boots

This dress is even better in person and the fit is so good! It runs big so size down, and for reference, I'm wearing an xs. 



This would make the perfect holiday dress and it's fully lined!! It runs big so size down. For reference, I'm wearing an xs. 



This dress is a stunner on and it looks and feels designer, but it's under $40!! It runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 



You would never believe this dress is only $17!!! The look and the feel are amazing and it's fully lined, plus, it looks super belted as well! 



Love, love, love this teddy fleece sweatshirt...I really want it in every color!! It runs big so size down, and for reference, I'm wearing an xs. 




Y'all, this top is so gorgeous in person and the peplum cut is so flattering. Plus, it was just marked down to $15!! It runs a little big, and for reference, I'm wearing an xs. 



I always love everything I order by this brand and the quality always feels designer. I love fact that the semi sweater is thick, but soft and stretchy. Plus, I love the cutout detail on the shoulder. 




This sweater is SO soft and supper flattering. It runs big so size down, and for reference, I'm wearing an xs. 



Pointelle Lurex Crew Neck Sweater // Earrings // High Rise Bootcut Jeans // Slouch Boots

This sweater is even prettier in person. It has very light gold shimmery details on it and it's so pretty. It runs big so size down, and for reference, I'm wearing an xs. 




This is the coziest sweatshirt ever and I really love the design. It runs big so size down, and for reference, I'm wearing an xs. 




This is the softest tunic ever and you will never want to take it off! It runs big so size down, and for reference, I am wearing an xs. And these jeans are so good, especially if you have bigger thighs and a booty! They run slightly big, and for reference, I'm wearing these in a size 2. 


This is the prettiest vest and I love that it is reversible. I would say it runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 




This jacket is very lightweight and thin, but it is extremely warm! It runs big so size down, and for reference, I'm wearing an xs. 


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Easy Taco Macaroni And Cheese + More Favorite Walmart Food Finds

 Hello friends, and happy Tuesday! Today, I am coming at you with one of the easiest recipes ever and it's also kid approved, which is always a plus in our house! I was also able to order everything I needed for this entire meal at Walmart.com for under $20 by using our favorite Great Value and Marketside brands.  

As I am sure many of you have noticed over the last year or so, I have slowly been replacing all of our staple items with the Great Value and Marketside brands. I can't tell you guys how much lower our grocery bill is each week, plus, we get to save money without having to trade quality. And to be honest, I much prefer the Great Value brand over any other brand. I have also noticed that I have just as many, if not more options, when it comes grocery selections. 

It really doesn't get any easier / better than being able to place your entire order online and having it delivered right to your doorstep. New customers can use promo code TRIPLE10 to save $10 off their first three pickup or delivery orders. $50 min. Restrictions & fees apply. 


Taco Macaroni And Cheese - Recipe Via Smart School House




INGREDIENTS
  

  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 boxes Macaroni and Cheese – your preferred brand (boiling water, milk, and butter are usual ingredients)
  • 1 can Rotel (seasoned diced tomatoes)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (Usually requires water)

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • In one pot, prepare the macaroni and cheese
  • In a separate pan, brown the ground beef and drain the fat
  • Add the taco seasoning (which usually requires water) to the ground beef and stir until combined
  • Add the can of Rotel tomatoes to the seasoned meat so they can warm while the taco meat simmers
  • Once done, add the cooked macaroni and cheese into the meat mixture. Stir until combined and enjoy!

And now for the best part...the new delicious Walmart food finds!!! Stop what you're doing and place your order for the pancake and sausage on a stick. You can put them in the microwave, but I  highly suggest doing them in the air fryer (this is the one we have and love). While you're at it, get the maple sausage links as well. 

Go ahead and order at least four of the stuffed crust pizzas...yes, they are that good! The stacked beef burrito is the best take on Taco Bells mexican pizza that I have ever had. The creamy jalapeno dip is to die for, as are the mini pizza bagels. And our kids along with myself can vouch that the twist and shout cookies are just as good as the brand name cookies ;) 




* Thank you Walmart for partnering on this post.

Monday, October 3, 2022

7 on Monday

Free People Shaket Dupe

You guys, this is pretty much an EXACT dupe for the Free People Shaket and I may even like this one a little bit more. It comes in TONS of colors and is only $36.99! 


Faux Leather Flare Trousers

I am so excited about the leather trend coming back this year and these have to be the best looking faux leather trousers ever!! I also love these faux leather leggings as well


Scallop Hem Crop Sweatshirt

This may be the cutest sweatshirt I've ever seen, plus, the reviews are great! It also comes in nine different colors. 




I am in love with this adorable plaid dress. It comes in regular and petite and it's currently 25% off with the code NEED. 


2-Piece Outfit Set

I can see myself living in this all fall and winter, and it comes in so many pretty colors. 


Mia Handbag

This purse is even prettier in person and it looks WAY more expensive than it is. 




Ugg Slip-on Dupes

This is another dupe that is pretty much identical to the real deal. They are only $39.99 and the reviews are pretty awesome! 





Friday, September 30, 2022

Healthy Ramen Noodles Stir Fry

Hello friends, and TGIF!! Today, I am coming at you with the best ramen you'll ever eat, seriously, it's going to be hard to eat it the regular way from now on! And the only thing I changed from the original recipe is use one packet of the beef powder mixed in with the homemade sauce :) 





Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 large onionchopped
  • 1 red bell pepperchopped
  • ½ head broccolicut into florets
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 6 oz ramen noodles(2 packets with seasoning packets discarded)
  • Salt and pepperto taste

Sauce

  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sriracha
  • 1 clove garlicminced
  • 1 scallion(chopped)


Instructions
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, peppers, and broccoli and cook until tender, 5 minutes. Remove from the pan.
  • Add ground beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook until no longer pink, 5 minutes more. Drain fat and return vegetables back to the skillet
  • Make sauce: Whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Sriracha, and garlic.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add ramen noodles and cook until tender, 2 minutes. Drain.
  • Add cooked ramen noodles to skillet and pour over sauce. Toss until completely combined. Taste and season with more salt and pepper, if necessary. Then garnish with scallions and serve.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wish List Wednesday

Chunky Button Front Cardigan

I ordered this last week and it just arrived, so technically, it's no longer on my wish list. Either way, it was such a good one that I had to share it with you! 



Lace Swiss Dot Ruffle Maxi Dress

This dress is so perfect for fall and would look adorable paired with high boots or booties. 



Pointelle Lurex Crew Neck Sweater

I've had my eye on this little number for a while and finally pulled the trigger yesterday. I ordered it with this skirt and I am hoping that they are going to look so good together! 


High Rise Bootcut Jeans

I have such high hopes for these jeans. These jeans have become one of my favorite affordable brands, and they always fit so well. I will report back when they arrive :) 



Faux Suede Pocket Skirt

I am thinking this is going to be the year of skirts for me. I am absolutely loving the style and the length of this one. Oh yeah, it's currently 50% off with the code LOVE


Vince Camuto Mule

I cannot get these mules out of my head. I love everything about them and I know they would go perfect with almost every outfit. 




Monday, September 19, 2022

7 on Monday

Happy Monday, friends!! Today is the first official day of the Shopbop Sale so I thought it fitting that my seven on Monday be my top seven pieces from the sale! And just so you know, most pieces are under $100 and that's before the discount!! Don't forget to use the code STYLE at checkout :) 


Z Supply Abigail Dress

I love the fit and the length of this dress so much. And how cute would it be paired with these Golden Goose dupes?!?!



I was so excited to see this set as part of the sale. I have seen it on a few of my blogger friends in the yellow and it looks amazing on! 





Free People can do no wrong and I am in love with this new tee they just released. 



How stunning is this dress!?!? It would be perfect for holiday parties and any engagement parties as well. 



Loving the colors on this sweater, and I think it could totally be dressed up with black pants and heels or dressed down with the jeans below and cute sneakers. 





This brand is by far my FAVORITE pair of jeans and I love that they're a little more cropped than the other pair by this brand that I own. 



These are the cutest sneakers and the price point even before the sale is so good!! 








Friday, September 16, 2022

BLT Chicken Salad Recipe

 TGIF, friends! I am so excited the weekend is almost here!! Todd and I are going to be working on painting the deck again, but I'm happy to report that we're almost halfway through and it's looking so good! 

Speaking of so good, this blt chicken salad is going to knock your socks off! And the best part is that it stays fresh for a few days in your fridge so it's perfect for leftovers. I am somewhat embarrassed to admit it, but I just had an entire bowl full for breakfast :) 


And you can always use croissants like they did in the original recipe, but if you're looking for a healthier option these smart carb pockets are so good. I found them at Publix, but I'm pretty sure that most grocery stores sell them. 

BLT Chicken Salad - Recipe Via Simple Joy




Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chicken chopped (see notes in the post for how to cook shredded chicken)
  • 1 pound bacon diced and cooked until crisp
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 small red onion diced small
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used light)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the cooked chicken, bacon, tomatoes, red onion, and celery.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Taste and add more salt and pepper to taste being careful to start out with just a little.
  • Stir the dressing into the main ingredients.
  • Serve right away or store in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days. Please note that if this salad sits out for more than 2 hours, the leftovers should be thrown away.




Wednesday, September 14, 2022

August Amazon Purchases


I have already burned this entire candle and just re-ordered it. It smells like the most delicious apple pie ever, and it's one that fills your entire house with the scent. 


This was a definite keeper in the Amazon dress department. It is very soft, the length is perfect, and it has pockets!! 




We went ahead and ordered this for Halloween before they all sell out. I've got to say, the quality is really really good. 



Taylor is still really into making her bracelets and she found this cool lava bracelet kit about a month ago. She has been making the prettiest bracelets with it. 





I ordered this for the girls bathroom because their old one broke, and the pink glass mixed with the gold is so pretty. Plus, it's easy to pump so it's also very functional. 





I ordered this to hold all of Taylor's bracelets and it's so pretty...I kind of want one myself.






I am so obsessed with these dresses that I wear one at least two times a week. This one doesn't have the built in bra, but I loved the fir so much that I don't mind tossing on a sports bra with it. 






Order this blanket now and make sure you get one for everyone on your Christmas list as well. It's the best Barefoot Dreams dupe and it's only $15.99!!!! 




I ordered this for our babysitter who was going off the college and I could not believe how good the quality was when it arrived. This would also make a great gift with the blanket above in it. Oh yeah, and it comes in several more colors and prints. 






I actually ordered two sets of these and just used the geometric ones in our four rocking chairs, and I love them. 



This stuff is the holy grail when it comes to a detangler, plus, it makes your kids hair smell SO SO good! 



Prettiest wine glasses ever and the price is so good!