Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year! I am officially back with my first post of the year. We had a wonderful family vacation and I can’t wait to share more with you. But today I wanted to share one of my favorite trends for winter and why you should invest in it. Teddy Bear coats are the softest coats you could own and perfect for the cold. I’m sharing one of my favorite casual winter outfit with this cute pink teddy bear coat and rounded up my top ten teddy bear coats for winter!
Can you believe we are only a couple of days from the New Year. This is officially my last post of the year! Today I just wanted to round-up some of my favorite moments and some milestones I am very proud of with my blog. This year was a big one, and it was a year of first, from my first sponsored international trip, to my first trip to New York Fashion Week and getting to be a hair extra on E News with Marianna Hewitt! I was able to accomplish so many of my goals including doubling my Pinterest, and Instagram following, to reaching 10k views on one of my YouTube videos! I’ve also had the opportunity to work with a talent agent, partnered in some amazing events, and even tripled my blogging income! But most of all I was able to grow my brand, and grow my network by meeting so many amazing people along the way. I honestly couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone who has followed along on this journey. So thank you, thank you for being part of this journey with me and I hope you enjoy this recap of my blogging year in 2017.
We are officially off on our holiday vacation. You can keep up with us and our trip on Instagram or on Facebook. Today I am sharing what we are bringing on our trip and these Sorel boots that I will be taking with me. I can’t believe we will be in snow and in the mountains for the whole week and for New Years. We made sure to pack extra layers and cold weather accessories to keep us warm and dry on our trip. Check out our holiday vacation packing list below.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I am changing up my posting schedule these next two weeks as I will be gone on vacation with my family. I will have a post up today, Wednesday, and ending my last post of the year on Thursday. I will be officially taking a week off of my blog to enjoy my vacation with my family, but you can keep up with me on Instagram, Instastories, and my Facebook page. Today I have rounded up my favorite after Christmas online sales, and sharing the cutest bell sleeve top for under $20 in this outfit below!
This past weekend we had the opportunity to spend the weekend at the newest luxury hotel in Houston, the Hotel Alessandra, for a little holiday staycation to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Did you know I never knew about staycations until I became a mom? Let’s face it, when you have kids it is hard to get away for long periods of time, especially finding someone to watch your child for longer than a weekend. But sometimes as parents you just need a weekend to getaway and recharge, and just focus on your other half. Staycations are perfect for those moments, whether it be for your anniversary, just because, or in our case a weekend away to celebrate my husband’s 30th birthday. Today I am sharing all about our luxurious weekend at the Hotel Alessandra and the perfect outfit for a night out on the town.
With New Years approaching so is our upcoming fitness resolutions. I have to be honest, since Thanksgiving, working out and going to the gym has been the last thing on my mind. I’ve been so busy with family, and enjoying everything that comes with the holidays including the food, and honestly I am ok with that. This year I changed my New Years resolution, not to reach a certain goal or weight but rather a level of acceptance and happiness. Today I on the blog I am sharing this fun work out outfit, my New Year Fitness resolutions, and my fitness gear for the New Year Travel guide. Read more below.
Today I am excited to share our holiday travel plans plus this travel essential gift guide and GIVEAWAY with Lipault Paris. Next week after Christmas our family will be headed for a fun family road trip with our in-laws to New Mexico and Colorado for a week. We will actually be ringing in the New Year in Colorado! This is our first ever holiday vacation with Jayden and our first time in Colorado and New Mexico. We can’t wait to be going with Josh’s family too. When Josh was a kid he had fond memories of family road trip with his family so we are keeping the tradition alive with Jayden. Plus it will be such a beautiful trip with the mountains and snow. So whether you are taking a road trip, or flying somewhere special, or know someone who loves to travel here is my travel essentials gift guide that is perfect for Christmas!
So excited to share my favorite gift guide of them all. Why is it my favorite you might ask, because I had so much fun hand picking each gift idea, and honestly it would put a smile on my face if I got anything on this list. If ya’ll know me I might be slightly obsessive about my fur babies. Haha next to Jayden they are the cutest things ever. I tell my son pets are angels sent from heaven to watch over us. Anyone else agree with me? So today I can’t wait to share with you this pet lover gift guide for that person in your life who just loves their pets as much as I do, and a little tidbit about each of our fur babies and why they are so special to us! Read more below.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Can you believe we only have two more weeks till Christmas? I can’t believe how fast this month has gone by, and soon it will be New Years! Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite trends for the holidays and the Dooney & Bourke bag every girl needs to complete her outfit. Check out this velvet inspired look and my new favorite Dooney & Bourke bag from Zappos.