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Hope you are having a great week! Can you believe it’s already fall? I’m loving the cooler weather we’ve been getting lately. Today I wanted to share an updated fall skincare essentials list with Walmart. I was so excited when I found out Walmart was caring one of my favorite dermatologist recommended skincare brands Image skincare. Walmart carries a variety of top tiered beauty brands that you can easily order online and have it shipped straight to you.. Check out my current fall skincare favorites below!
Hope you are doing well! This week is the first official week of fall and today I am giving you a full house tour of our 2020 fall home decor. You can see some of our previous year’s decor here. I love decorating our home for fall and it’s such a great way to get yourself in the spirit of the season even though in Texas it still may feel like summer. Check out our fall decor below and where you can find similar items to decorate your home.
Hi friends hope you are doing well! Today I am finally sharing our complete backyard garden makeover. This summer during our Corona quarantine we decided since we would be spending our time at home to give our backyard a makeover. We replaced our old fence, tore down a rotting existing deck, added our own dining patio area, and also added a backyard garden. Check out our backyard garden transformation below!
Hope you are having a great week! Today I am sharing my six low maintenance house plants I have in my home and how I take care of them. I’ve had tons of questions about my plants, and to be fair it’s been a lot of trial and error. My first year as a plant mom I did not have that green of a thumb, but as I’ve progressed I’ve gotten better and keeping my plants alive. I’ve also found that in most cases with house plants less is more. Sometimes we can kill a plant by overwatering, giving it too much sun, or food. Luckily I’ve found some amazing house plants that only require weekly maintenance so you don’t have to worry about watering it everyday. Check them out below!
Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. This past week we had the opportunity to stay at the Post Oak Hotel in Houston for a family staycation in lieu of receiving their Forbes 5 star rating. Post Oak Hotel is the only 5 star, 5 diamond rated hotel in Houston, and if you’ve ever stayed there then you know why. It’s the most luxurious hotel, with top of the line technology in every room, impeccable service, great restaurants, and did I mention they have their own Rolls-Royce car service? Let’s just say being chauffeured around Houston in a Rolls-Royce was something we got to check off our bucket list during our stay. Check out more of our family staycation at the Post Oak Hotel in their amazing Wellness suite below!
Hope you are doing well! This weekend my family and I met with my friend Alley and her family to visit Magnolia Market’s new addition Magnolia Home. If you know me I am a huge fan of all things Joanna Gaines. I was lucky enough to have met her and have dinner with her before she opened Magnolia Table. Check out this post here. When I found out she recently opened this section with her own furniture line I knew I had to visit. Best part its connected right next to Magnolia Press their new coffee shop! Check out some of the pictures below inside Magnolia Home.
Hope ya’ll are doing well! Today I am sharing a fun an easy Back to School Teacher Gift Basket DIY. Tomorrow we will be dropping of Jayden’s school supplies as well as a teacher gift basket for his teacher. My mom is a teacher and I remember growing up the first days of school felt like Christmas. My mom would come home with the cutest goodies and gifts from her students and would share them with us. Coming from a family full of teachers I know how hard teachers work for their students and little things like this to show our appreciation can mean so much for them. Check out my teacher gift basket checklist and how I made this easy DIY gift basket.
Hope you are doing well! Sorry I didn’t get this post out last week. My site was experiencing technical difficulties, but I finally got it fixed. Today I am sharing my Celine Nano luggage bag review. I recently got this luxury bag for my birthday and have been using it as my everyday crossbody bag. I love how it fits all my essentials and can easily be dressed up or down. Check out my full review above, and the different ways you can wear this bag below! Continue reading
Hope you are doing well! It’s that time of year again the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here. It can get overwhelming and honestly a lot of items sell out quick. But today I’ve rounded up my favorite fall items from last years sale that has made a come back this year. If you don’t own these items you should. These are fall essentials that never go out of style and you will get good use of every year. Watch my video above and shop the pieces below!
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Hope ya’ll are doing well! Back to school is just around the corner, and whether you are doing in school or doing at home learning, here are five tips that will help prepare your kids for the upcoming school year.
Hope you are doing well! This week we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary, and we asked ya’ll on Instagram stories to ask us anything. So today in this YouTube video we are having a bedroom talk Q&A sharing the one thing we don’t allow in our bedroom, and how it has helped us in our marriage. Plus it’s Josh’s first and maybe last YouTube interview on my channel, and though he isn’t a fan of the camera he was such a good sport to do it! To find out watch the video and read the blog post below!
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Hope you are having a great week! Gosh I can’t believe in less than a month Jayden will be starting his first day of kindergarten. I look back at this post here and think how did time go by so fast? With school being a month away, I’m sharing my back to school fashion essentials for Jayden and partnering up with Walmart to share my favorite affordable styles for boys grade K-5. School shopping get expensive that why I shop Walmart for my back to school fashion essentials because I know I’ll save and get quality products at affordable prices. Check out my checklist below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am finally sharing my Louis Vuitton Eden MM bag review. I recently got this bag a couple months ago and have been using this as my everyday bag. I’ve been looking for a smaller Louis Vuitton bag that would work either as a crossbody or a shoulder bag for every day use since I’ve been using my Louis Vuitton Neverfull as a travel bag. I found this shoulder bag through a private seller and fell in love. Check out more of my review in the video above and how I styled it as a crossbody and a shoulder bag below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am rounding up my June everyday outfits from last month for this one stop shoppable post. Several of these outfits are on sale and available. If you aren’t following me on the LiketoKnow.it app you can shop my outfits there first as I share my outfits daily. But here’s a quick easy roundup below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am sharing what I carry in my Louis Vuitton Neverfull when I am traveling. This is my go to bag for traveling because it can carry so much, and it’s a great quality that has held up from wear and tear of traveling and still looks brand new. I’m sharing all my travel essentials that I never travel without in the video above.
Hope ya’ll are having a great week! Last month during quarantine I decided to join the #eyeshadow challenge where I shared eyeshadow looks picked randomly using the Morphe 35V palette. I have had this palette for over a year and only used a handful of colors. So I though this would be a good way to finally challenge myself and use all the colors in this Morphe 35V palette. In this challenge I numbered these eyeshadow colors and put the numbers randomly in a bowl and picked between 3 to 4 colors until I used every color. I honestly was surprised how the combinations turned out. Check them out below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am doing one of my most requested bag reviews and that is my Louis Vuitton Neverfull two year review. I got this bag for my 30th birthday and I shared an unboxing as well as how I prepped by bag in this post here. Many of you are wondering how did it hold up. Did those tips help? Well watch my video above and you be the judge!
Hope you are doing well and enjoying your Memorial Day! This past weekend we has a little graduation party/Memorial Day get together with family. Since Jayden didn’t have a proper graduation we decided to just have a little one at our home with our family. We love hosting our family at our home. We had a Mother’s Day brunch a couple weeks back (view post here) and we were excited to have another backyard shindig with our family for Memorial Day weekend. This time around I went with a more patriotic themed tablescape to go with the weekend but also perfect for 4th of July and any summer celebration. Check out our Patriotic themed tablescape below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I wanted to share my complete review on drugstore magnetic lashes. Since quarantine I haven’t been able to get my lash extensions, and after a request from a friend, I thought I would try out magnetic lashes. I purchased both the Ardell and Eyelure magnetic lash kit and have been wearing them these past month. Below I am sharing my honest review plus sharing a video on how to apply and remove magnetic lashes. Check out more on my thoughts in this YouTube video and if they are they are hyped up to be.
Hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend! This weekend we were so thankful to have a beautiful day to celebrate with our family. We decided to host a Mother’s Day brunch in our home because plenty of places were still not open. We recently did our back patio so it was perfect for hosting an outdoor brunch with our family. Josh cooked the sandwich fillings and pasta. I made a fruit and cheese tray and ordered the cookies and put everything together. Below is more details of our Mother’s Day brunch.
Hope you are doing well! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and let’s face it with everything going on, stores have yet to open, and that means no last minute in store shopping for Mother’s Day gift. So if you’re still looking for last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas for you or for your own mom, here are some of my favorite things I would 100% recommend that you can currently order and shipped before the weekend! Check out my list below.
Hope you are doing well! This past week I celebrated my quarantine birthday and turned thirty two. It wasn’t the birthday I planned but definitely a blessing in disguised. We had big plans for my birthday, a family trip and a couples trip plan this month that we had to cancel due to the Coronavirus. Since I’ve started this blog I’ve always written a post to reflect the past year and to share my thoughts of turning a year older. Last year I shared what I learned in my thirties and what I look forward to being thirty one. So this year I thought I would continue the tradition and share my thoughts in the past year and what I look forward to being thirty two.
Hope you are doing well! Today I am sharing my favorite athleisure outfits I’ve been wearing during quarantine. These outfits are perfect for summer with their fun, bright, and vibrant colors. When people ask me what is athleisure, I always explain it as outfits that look like you are working out but comfy enough to just lounge around in. I wouldn’t run five miles in these outfits but I could definitely do a fun quick 30 minute workout and yet still look cute to go through a drive thru or run errands. It’s dressing up for staying home home because some days you just want to get out of your pj’s. Not that it’s a bad thing to be in your pj’s all day, because trust me I’ve had those days during quarantine! But if you are looking for another alternative check out my athleisure outfit ideas for summer below!
Hope you are doing well! It’s been a month into quarantine, and lately I’ve had time to really experiment and try on some different makeup looks. One of the things I promised myself was I wouldn’t by another eyeshadow palette, but the Ulta sale happened and I ended up snagging the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette. I’ve heard so many great things about the naked reloaded palette so I thought I would try it out for the week. This type I kept my promise and used every single color in the palette to recreate these four looks. Check out these four looks below and my honest review on the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette.
Hope you are doing well! A few weeks ago when I was sharing a quick tour of my home office, so many of ya’ll has questions on what tripod I use with my iPhone and camera. Today I am sharing my four must have photography tripods for bloggers that I use in my work. I’m sharing the pros and cons of each and why I have each one of them and what specifically I use them for. Check out more below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am finally sharing our complete dining room reveal plus our spring tablescape. In my previous post we did a china hutch makeover for my great grandmother’s china hutch and it was the perfect addition to our dining room. We loved being able to display our fine china and my antique tea set collection. Today on the blog I am sharing how we decorated our dining room for spring and our spring table setting. Great for Easter too! Check it out below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am sharing a fun home project we did during quarantine, our china hutch makeover DIY. My dad pasted down to me his grandma’s old china hutch for my dining room. I’ve always loved the quality of antiques and older furniture especially when they have family history. This beautiful hutch has been in the family for over three generations and was still in great condition. I had been on a hunt for a year now for a china hutch that also doubled as a buffet/server for my dining room. When my dad showed me this beautiful piece that had been stowed in the garage for years now, I knew this was the one. It was a little outdated and didn’t fit my overall interior decor, so I decided to give it a little makeover. Check out our china hutch makeover DIY below!
Hope you are doing well! It’s another week of quarantine for us. And this week with all the time I’ve spent home I’ve been able to film my spring makeup tutorial video. This easy everyday makeup tutorial is what I wear when I am out and about. I love it because it’s simple, doesn’t take a lot of time, but looks great and is natural. Check out the tutorial video and more of my spring makeup essentials.
Hope you are doing well! So much has happened in the past couple weeks. With the coronavirus spreading, a lot has changed in our social life. Jayden is out of school for a month, things have closed down, travel plans postponed, and we have been doing our part to practice social distancing. As crazy as it’s been I’m just thankful to have my family together through it all. With Jayden being out of school, we’ve really been taking it easy and taking it day by day. There has been days where we have stayed in and watch movies all day. But I know I don’t want to be inside for a whole month straight, and luckily we don’t have to. Today on the blog I am sharing ten outdoor activities you can do with your family during quarantine while practicing social distancing.
Hope you are having a great week! So lately after a slew of glamorous photos with me and husband on my blog, my friends commented on how I was lucky to have such a photogenic husband, and asked for tips for how to get their significant other to take professional photos with them. I laughed at their comment because if they only knew the real process of it all, they would see that I was just like every other wife struggling to get their husband to take photos with them. So today I thought it would be fun to give you an inside look of the reality of it all and tips on how to get your husband to take professional photos. For laughs read more below!
Hi friends hope you are doing well! Today I am sharing my spring break swim essentials from Shopbop. This week starts their Spring Event sale which means extra savings when you shop! Whether you are shopping for your next vacation, or to spruce up your spring wardrobe check out my spring break swim essentials below.
Hope you are doing well! Today I am sharing my full travel guide to San Pedro, Belize. It was one of our favorite family trips and exceeded our expectations. We had the opportunity to stay at Mahogany Bay Resort one of the most beautiful resorts on the island. We also got to snorkel the amazing Belize Barrier Reef. It was one of the most amazing experiences with my family. Check out our video and read more of our trip below!
Hope you are having a great week! It’s been a week since we went to Belize and today I am sharing a full Instagram Roundup of all my Belize Travel style outfits I wore during our week there. We had the absolute best time and I can’t wait to share more of our trip and where we stayed in my travel guide coming soon! Until then check out Instagram highlights of our trip, and our snorkel video. For outfit details read more below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am sharing my Sunny 99.1 Houston Women’s Podcast with Dana Tyson. It was such a dream come true, especially since I grew up to listening to Dana on Sunny 99.1. Plus I was able to share my story on how I “accidentally” became a blogger, what it was like going through a miscarriage, how it changed me as a person, and what I see in the future for my blog. Check out the podcast and let me know what you think. I am also sharing this super sparkly outfit for a glam style Valentines look below!
Hope you are having a great week! Today I am sharing my New Years fitness resolution or rather lack there of. Last year at this time I was training for a half marathon and ran my first one in February. It was a great personal accomplishment and one of my fitness resolutions last year. But 2020 has come and this year I am resolution-less. I have no big fitness plans or big goals to accomplish for the year, and I am ok with that. I’m sharing more of why I have chosen not to have any fitness resolutions this year below, plus this cute workout outfit and leopard bomber jacket I can’t get enough of.
Hope you are doing well! Today I am finally sharing my tips on growing long healthy hair. I have had questions about my hair and it’s taken me four years to finally grow out my highlights, get back to my natural color, and to get it as long as it is now. Following these tips my hair has grown healthier, thicker and longer than it’s ever been. I use to never want my hair long because I thought it was hard to style and very hard to maintain, but I’ve found it’s actually the most low maintenance hair I’ve had. As a mom growing out my natural hair has helped me save time and money too! Check out my tips below.
Hey friends! Hope you are doing well! Today I am finally sharing my full review of my large Prada Diagramme Shoulder Bag Review. This has been one of my most requested review since I got this bag in Capri, Italy, and it has become one of my most treasured bag. I’ve always wanted a Prada bag but was not a fan of some of their more popular styles. But when they came out with this style I fell in love and I knew I had to have this one. I love how beautiful and classic this bag looks and the fact that isn’t very common. In fact it’s rare that you find this bag in the U.S Prada stores. Check out more of my story on how I came about this bag in Italy and the pros and cons of my Large Prada Diagramme Shoulder Bag.
Hope you are having a great week! This past weekend we celebrated Jayden’s 5th birthday with family and friends by throwing a Superhero birthday party. We don’t always do big birthday parties for Jayden, but this year with him being five and it being a big milestone in my book we threw him a Superhero birthday with all his family and friends. Jayden is that age where he loves superheroes and all things Marvel so it was only fitting to have this as his theme for his birthday. So today on the blog I am sharing all the details of his superhero birthday party, where you can purchase the decor, and how you can save when throwing a party. Read more below!
I can’t believe the day is here, my little man turns five! It’s crazy to think how time flies, even more so when you watch your children grow. This year makes me a little sad though, because this is the year my son goes into kindergarten. It’s a good thing don’t get me wrong, but for some reason I feel like I am losing my little baby. Day by day my little man starts growing into a young man and I don’t know if my heart can take it. I just want these moments to last forever. I remember I use to worry about my son sleeping in our bed, and now I cherish everyday he chooses to sleep with us, because it’s at night when he’s asleep where he still looks like my little baby. I cherish every hug, every kiss, and every time he still needs his mama, because I know as he gets older there will be a day where I am longer his center of his world. I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready for that day, but today I’m just thankful. Thankful for another wonderful year to watch my son grow older. So today I am sharing these beautiful portraits we took with our son and our dog for his 5th birthday. Thank you so much Alexis from Candid Kids Photography for capturing my son so beautifully. I will cherish these photos forever. Continue reading
Hope you are having a great week! This is the first post since our trip back from Colorado and I’m answering your questions about snowboarding with this post Snowboarding Essentials for Beginners. For those who are interested in going and don’t know what to bring, here are the essentials that I bring when snowboarding. Plus most of these essentials are great for other snow activities as well. Check them out below!
Hope y’all had a great New Year! These past couple days I’ve been taking it easy enjoying time with my family literally living in comfy jogger sets. I’ve taken lazy fashion to another level with matching jogger set. If you are a mom like me that wants to go from the bed to running errands these are the perfect comfy sets that are fashionable too. You can easily dress them up or dress them down. Plus its less laundry when you only have to change once. Let’s face it we have those days where we just want to be comfy and lazy, but still fashionable too! Check out how I styled this jogger set below. Continue reading
Hey friends! Can’t believe we are in 2020! This year has flown by. It almost feels like a blur. This year has been a year of growth, and development. With our recent miscarriage, to purchasing our new home, to being featured on several Houston TV shows, magazines, and even being a guest on Sunny 99.1 it’s been one heck of a year. My husband and I recently went over our goals for the next year, and we are so excited for what is in store. We have been truly blessed this year and can’t wait for what 2020 will bring. Check out our 2019 highlights below and goals for the new year!
Hope you had a great Christmas! Today I am sharing a fun Christmas Chanel unboxing and review of the present my husband and little man got me for Christmas. The boys really spoiled me this year. Even though I didn’t ask or want anything for Christmas, they always find a way to spoil this mama. I’m truly blessed with those two! Watch the video above for the full Christmas Chanel unboxing and review!
We are less than two days till Christmas and a week away from NYE! Today is also my hubby’s birthday so I thought I would share one of my favorite NYE look with this gold metallic dress for under $100 I took with my handsome hubby. I love taking photos with him even though he is not a big fan of getting in front of the camera, because I love looking back at these memories. Plus I think my husband gets more handsome with age like a fine wine. Check out more of our look below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am finally sharing our 2019 Christmas card pictures. We took them later than normal and only just mailed out our Christmas cards this past Friday. This year we decided to take our pictures in our home since this is the first Christmas we will be celebrating in our new home! Plus we wanted a picture with the whole family including our pets. Lol it definitely took a lot of patience to get one good picture, but we finally got it. And we got tons of priceless funny photos of our family and our pets. Check out our 2019 Christmas card pictures and our funny bloopers below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I’m sharing a fun Ugly Sweater Baby Sprinkle we threw for our friend last week. We are so thankful to have Mendocino Farms cater all the delicious food, plus they had vegan options for those who had dietary restrictions. It really made throwing this party so much easier with Mendocino Farms catering. Check out more of this fun baby sprinkle below!
Hope you are having a great week! Can you believe we are only a week from Christmas and less than two weeks from the New Year? Today I am sharing one of my favorite New Years Eve look with these fun sequin pants. I love how you can easily go from a casual look to a dressier look with these sequin pants. Plus even with all the sequins they are surprisingly very comfy, and soft. Check out the full look below!
Hope you are having a great week! Today I am sharing the first of many holiday looks you can wear through Christmas and New Years with this white sequin suit dress. Plus here’s a first look at my new hair cut. Yup, I got my bangs back! Inspired by Kacey Musgraves I decided to make a little change for the New Year. I absolutely love my new bangs and they are giving me all the vibes with this new look. Check out how I styled this white sequin suit dress for the perfect holiday look!
Hope you are having a great week! It’s been a year since I bought my small Chanel boy bag in Paris and I am so excited to finally share my one year hand bag review. This was one of my dream bags, and it was a dream come true when I got it. There are some pros and cons to getting this bag, so watch the full video review to find out what. Plus I’m also sharing some outfit inspirations for you on how you can wear this bag below!
Hope ya’ll are doing well! With Christmas around the corner we have tons of Christmas parties and events to attend as well as host. From baby showers to birthdays this time is a busy year for celebrating with our friends and family. So today I am so excited to share this fun Christmas hot cocoa bar cart for entertaining your guest through the holidays! Check it out below!
Hope you are having a great week! Today I’m finally sharing my Rustic Glam Christmas table decor. Our formal dining room is still a work in progress but we recently got our new table and chairs. We hosted our first Thanksgiving this past month and we loved having a bigger space to fit more of our family and friends. You can see our previous Thanksgiving table decor in our breakfast room here. For this tablescape I wanted to incorporate the rustic country with the glam style vibe I have in my home. I love how elegant and classy it turned out yet also inviting and homey. Check out more of my holiday table decor below!
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Hope you are having a great week! Today I am so excited to finally share with you our Christmas home decor in our living room. This is our first year in our new home and it’s been so much fun to decorate for Christmas. I teamed up with King of Christmas for our new twelve foot tree in our living room and love how it turned out! Check out more of our decor below and how you can get 10% off your next Christmas tree!
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Hope you are having a great week! Can you believe Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner? We’ve already put up our Christmas decor this year and we cannot wait to host our first Thanksgiving in our new home. With it being a busy time of year with plenty of family and friends coming over, I am sharing some things I do to cat proof my home for the holidays. I love my cats but I don’t want it to smell or look like I have multiple cats in my home. Check out my tips in how I cat proof my home for the holidays below!
Thank you Springfree Trampoline for sponsoring this post.As always all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
Hope you are doing well! I am loving all the colder weather we have been getting down here in Houston. We love spending our time outside more now that the weather has been so much nicer. Jayden has been asking me to go camping, and since we didn’t have any upcoming trips planned I decided to take the experience to our backyard. I got a little creative and created this camping experience complete with a tent in our Springfree Trampoline! Check out more of our camping under the stars DIY with Springfree Trampoline below!
Hope you are having a great week! Today I’m rounding up my love for leopard and sharing with you my leopard essentials for fall. You know I can’t stop wearing leopard. Its probably my favorite print to wear. From boots, to hats, to my favorite jackets and sweaters, here are some of my favorite leopard pieces in my closet.
Hope you are doing well! Today I am rounding up my favorite gold bar stools for under $200. Since we remodeled our kitchen I love adding hints of gold in our decor. We bought these bar stools to go with our new counters and fell in love with them. I’ve gotten tons of questions about them so I thought I would share some of my favorite gold bar stools for under $200. Check them out below!
Hope you are having a great week! Can you believe it is already November? I still can’t believe it. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite shoe trend for fall, combat boots and how to wear them. Combat boots are one of those trends that keep coming back. Not only are they stylish but comfortable too! I love how edgy they look and how they really can change up an outfit from basic to bomb! Check out how I styled my combat boots below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am so excited to share my fall country table decor for you and our breakfast room. Currently this room is where we eat most of our meals, do homework and even crafts. It’s a central right next to the kitchen and off of the living room in our open concept home. I decorated this fall country tablescape to coordinate with the decor around our home. I love fall, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner this lively green and white Country theme will sure liven up your table. Check out more of how I decorated my breakfast room dining table for fall below!
Hope you had a great weekend! This past week I had the opportunity to partner up with a PR agency to take a trip to Seattle and Snoqualmie, Washington to do some “leaf chasing”. If you don’t know what that means, it literally means we came for the fall foliage. We don’t get that here in Houston, so traveling to see the seasons change has been something I love to do. Check out last years trip to New England! Fortunately I was able to invite some of my closest blogger friends too! We were only there for three days but we got so much done! Check out more of our trip from Seattle to Snoqualmie plus sharing all the details of what I wore too!
Hope you are doing well! Today I’m sharing a recap of our time in Capri and why if you ever visit you should rent your own boat in Capri. We had the best time driving our own boat we rented from Capri Blue Boats around Capri. We only wished we had rented it longer and that we could have stayed longer in Capri. I would highly recommend if you are doing a couple’s trip. Read more of our Capri by boat travel guide below!
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Hope you are doing well! Today I am partnering with Walmart to share 15 baby shower gift ideas and this easy DIY Baby shower gift basket that will be a sure hit at your next baby shower. Walmart will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Parent’s Choice, Walmarts exclusive baby brand. We love Parent’s Choice because it is affordable quality baby products you can trust. I used their products for my son so I can trust the brand as a great baby shower gift idea for expecting mothers. Check out how I created this baby essentials gift basket plus 15 of my top baby shower gift ideas from Walmart below!
Hope ya’ll are doing well! Today I’m finally sharing one of our travel guides from our recent trip to Italy. I’m starting off with the first leg of our trip and sharing our adventures in Rome by Vespa. If you are going on a couples trip I highly recommend touring the city in a Vespa. It was the best experience ever, we covered so much ground, saved our feet from a lot of walking, and saved so much money from not having to take a Taxi. Plus it really does feel like it is straight from a romantic movie when you are riding a vespa around Rome with your significant other. Check out more of what we did, where we stayed in our travel guide below.
Hope you are having a great week! Today I wanted to share with how to decorate a fall coffee bar cart. With fall and all the cooler weather all I can think of is apple cider donuts with coffee or some delicious apple cider. So whether you are entertaining friends or having family over, this simple fall coffee bar cart is a great way to serve your favorite tea, dessert, or coffee to your guest. Check out how I styled my fall coffee bar cart below!
Hope y’all are having a great week! Today I am getting personal with ya’ll and sharing an update on our pregnancy. A month ago we announced early knowing there was a possibility it wasn’t a viable pregnancy. After weeks of many doctor visits, waiting it out, and trying all options we ended up having to get a D&C last week to end the pregnancy. I ended up having a last minute surgery the day before me and my mom’s trip to New York with Bio Oil. It was a whirlwind, and honestly I feel like I haven’t had a chance to finally stop and really process everything until these past couple of days since my husband has been home. Today am finally sharing our miscarriage story plus five things that have helped me cope with my first miscarriage. October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, and hopefully sharing my story can help someone out there who is going through the same thing or has gone through the same thing feel like they are not alone, and also help them in the process.
Hope ya’ll had a great weekend! Just got back from a memorable work trip with my mom in NYC! If you are following on Instagram then you can see more of my trip in my story highlights. But I am glad to be back home and to finally share with you our stair remodel and how I decorated our foyer for fall. Since we moved in to our new home we knew we wanted to get rid of the carpet on our stairs. I’m not a fan of carpet because of the dirt that it holds but also because it isn’t aesthetically pleasing. Once we replaced the carpet with wood stairs it really opened up our entryway and made cleaning our stairs so much easier. Check out our before and after pictures below for our entryway reveal and our fall foyer decor!
Hope you had a great weekend! I’m back on the blog and today I am sharing my 15 travel must haves for traveling internationally. I had tons of questions on our trip to Italy in regards to what I bring when I travel so I compiled a list of my top fifteen travel must haves. I love traveling and I’ve learned so many things that has helped make my trips so much easier. These fifteen travel essentials I highly recommend when traveling internationally. I’m sharing more of why below!
Hope you had a great weekend! This weekend we celebrated one of my dear friends birthday with my girlfriends, and we finally finished some of our recent renovations in our home. Now I’m ready to decorate for fall! Speaking of fall today I’m sharing one of my favorite trends this season, the leopard skirt. I feel leopard is a closet staple that never goes out of style. So if you are looking to walk on the wild side this summer check out how I styled this leopard skirt. Plus I’m sharing some affordable fashion finds to recreate this outfit. Whether you like designer or affordable fashion, this SAVE vs SPLURGE is all about how to style a leopard skirt.
Hope you are doing well! Well it’s officially football season, and today I’m sharing a fun Texas Style Game day outfit for under $50 that you can also wear outside of game days. I love sharing transitional and affordable outfits that can be worn multiple times. Plus if you are like me, and not a fan of team logo apparel but still want to support your team, here are some tips on how to dress cute and stylish for your next game day. Read more below!
Surprise! We are pregnant! We have been keeping a secret from ya’ll for over a month now and it has been one of the hardest secrets to keep. Some of ya’ll might have noticed do to my longer than usual absence on my blog, or my less frequent post on social media. These past couple weeks have been a blur. We’ve been so overjoyed by the news I wanted to shout it out from the rooftops. But it wasn’t till recently when we went for our first midwife appointment a week ago, and receiving some uncertain news that we decided we would share the news now even though we are not past our first trimester. Today on the blog I am sharing these beautiful photos our photographer took, more details of our pregnancy, and why we are choosing faith over fear. Read more below.
This summer I had the opportunity to join my friend Alice and the Pure Michigan team to visit some beautiful harbor towns on Lake Michigan. We explored towns like Charlevoix, Frankfort, and Ludington and had the opportunity to visit some amazing light houses and even sailed Lake Michigan on a sail boat. If you are looking to visit Lake Michigan in the summer check out these three Harbor towns in Michigan, plus where to stay, what to do, and where to eat.
This post is sponsored by Walmart. All thoughts and opinions are all mine.
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Hope you are having a great week! Can you believe fall will be here in a month? With this Texas summer it’s hard to believe, and sometimes the thought of wearing sweaters just makes me even hotter. But today I am sharing with you how some transitional fall pieces with Walmart that will make it easy to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall. Like this soft Time and True maxi dress I picked up this soft Time and True maxi dress for only $7! This transition dress can be worn now in the summer and also in the fall. Check out my transition fall look with Walmart below!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.
Hope you are having a great week! Today I am sharing a recap of our time at the Grand reopening of Chuck E. Cheesein Sugarland. Jayden and our friends were fortunate to be invited to this fun event where they recently just finished their remodel to create a more inviting, and family friendly environment. From their newly designed birthday zone to provide more seating for bigger parties complete with an interactive dance floor, Chuck E. Cheese new renovation will make your experience even more enjoyable. Families will also enjoy their newly open design kitchen where you can see their homemade delicious pizzas made right in front of your eyes, complete with a self serve salad bar to cater to all your dietary needs. Check out more of the Chuck E. Cheese grand reopening below!
This post was in partnership with Splashway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hope you are doing well! Today I’m sharing a quick review and recap of our stay at Splashway this summer. A couple weeks ago we had the privilege to stay at Splashway with our mom friends and their kiddos for a fun summer vacation. It was honestly one of the most memorable mommy and me trip with my little guy. From our cute cabins, to roasting marshmallows by the fire, to enjoying all the fun rides at the waterpark, nothing says family summer vacation like Splashway. Plus we even got to bring our dog too! I hate having to leave our dog when we go on trips so knowing that Splashway is pet friendly made it even more enjoyable. Rotel (our dog) was spoiled by all the kids and loved being center of attention. Check out more of our stay at Splashway, where we stayed, what we did below!
I’m back from my three week hiatus from the blog. We have been traveling these past two weeks and we received some great news that we can’t wait to share in due time. I’m glad to be back and share with you one of the travel guides from my recent girls trip to Scottsdale. If you are looking for a fun weekend getaway, check out my Girls Weekend Travel Guide to Scottsdale below!
Today marks our fifth year anniversary. Hubs is away from work so I’ve been home with our little guy reminiscing about the five years that we have been together. It’s crazy how far we have come, and how much we have grown together. Our marriage is constantly growing, evolving, and with that comes a lot of hard work to make our marriage work. It’s not just the pretty pictures on Instagram you see everyday, but the behind the scenes that makes a happy marriage work. So today I’m sharing a little inside look into our marriage with these gorgeous photos we took in Tulum, and I am sharing five tips for a successful marriage.
Hope you are having a great week! Tomorrow the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially opens to the public. And today I am sharing easy, everyday travel outfits you can recreate with basic pieces from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Check out more below!
There is still a couple of hours left for the Amazon Prime Day sale, and today I am sharing my must haves since moving to our new home that we absolutely love and use everyday. If you are looking to save on these items Amazon Prime Day has some great deals including $350 off my favorite Robot vacuum. Check out my five new home essentials today and how you can save with Amazon Prime.
Hope ya’ll are having a great week! The Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access is here and I am sharing a quick try on session as well as my honest review of the sale. Last year I shared this honest review here of the sale. Today I’ll be giving you my honest opinions of the selection in store and if it’s worth it to shop in store or just wait to shop online. Because if you watch the video you will see I had to bring my four year old with me, and let’s just say it isn’t easy shopping with kids. Plus I’m giving you top ten favorite picks from the sale and which items are worth investing in.
Hey friends hope you are having a great week! It’s been a busy one, especially with the 4th of July coming up. But today I wanted to share a quick little tour of our coastal style family room upstairs in our home. This room is one of the few rooms completed in our house and the most used room outside of our kitchen. Check out our functional family space below!
Hope you are having a great week! With summer here there will be plenty of weddings to be invited to. So today I’m sharing my favorite summer wedding dresses for under $150 that you can wear to the next summer wedding you attend. I wore this gorgeous floral maxi when I was in L.A., and it has the perfect summer vibe that can be worn at a more casual or even dressy wedding. Check out this look below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am finally sharing my full Tulum family travel guide. We decided to come back because we loved it our first time around and this time with our little guy. It was definitely such a fun trip and we are already planning our trip back. Today I am answering all your questions on where we stayed, what we did, and where we ate. Plus I’m giving travel tips on traveling with a child, sharing our packing essentials, and how we traveled to Tulum for under $1000. Read more below!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ibotta. The opinions and text are all mine.
Hope you are having a great week! Spring is officially here! Today I am sharing my top 5 spring trends and how I make money shopping with the Ibotta app and how you can too. Now it’s even easier to shop the latest spring trends using Pay With Ibotta. Check out more of my favorite spring trends and how I am earning money shopping with the Ibotta app.
Hope you are having a great week! Alright so this post is a long time coming! But it is finally here! My Palm Springs Travel Guide! Two months ago I visited Palm Springs twice, once for Alt Summit and the other time for Revolve Festival. I absolutely loved this cute town and all it has to offer. Check out my full Palm Springs travel guide, on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat.
Hope you are having a great week! Today I am sharing this beautiful ruffle dress I wore at my time at the Sands Hotel in Palm Springs. The Sands Hotel is such a gorgeous hotel with the most beautiful interior decor. From the big arched double doors the moment you walk in to the bright and colorful Pink Cabana restaurant, the Sands Hotel is definitely a place to visit if you are in Palm Springs. Check out more of the hotel and my outfit below!
Hope you are having a great week! We just got back from our fun family vacation from Tulum. I will be sharing full travel guide plus answering your questions in a blog post soon, but you can see more on my IG stories until then! Today I am sharing with you these fun wide leg pants that I wore to the beautiful Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs. Check out the full look below!
Hope you are having a great week! Tomorrow we head to our family summer vacation, and Jayden’s first international travel! Today I am doing a quick post and sharing some travel tips for ya’ll when it comes to traveling with kids. I’m sharing technology free travel entertainment for kids for under $10! If you read this post, you know we have traveled on ten hour road trips with our little guy iPhone and iPad free. You can read more of why here. Some of ya’ll have requested or wondered what we do for entertainment when it comes to traveling with kids, today I’m sharing what technology free travel entertainment I pack for Jayden on flights or long travel days. Read more below!
Hope ya’ll are having a great week! This week I went on my very first mommy and me trip with Jayden to San Antonio with two of my blogger friends and their kiddos. It was my first time traveling by myself with Jayden without my husband or my family. Honestly I couldn’t have asked for a better two day trip with Jayden and our friends because we had the best time. This momma felt like such a super mom after the trip because we made so many unforgettable memories that I will cherish with my little guy. Below I am sharing my travel guide on what we did, where we ate, and what we wore to San Antonio. Plus tips for traveling with toddlers. Read more below!
This post is in partnership with Crusher Wine . All thoughts and opinions are all mine.
Hope you are having a great week! Today on the blog I’ve partnered up with Crusher Wines to share with you this easy and guilt free cheese board recipe that will be a sure hit for any family party, get together, or wine night you are hosting. The Crusher Wines is a big advocate for leading a balanced and healthy lifestyle. From work to exercise to home and entertainment, it’s all about balance. And this wine and party platter pairing is no exception. Check out how to pull off the perfect guilt-free cheese board, below.
Hope you are having a great week! Can you believe Memorial Day is just around the corner? Last week I had the opportunity to host another fashion segment with Memorial Day looks on Houston Life TV. So today I am sharing with you this fun summer dress that is perfect for Memorial Day weekend. Check out more of the look and the TV segment below!
This post is in partnership with Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are all mine.
Hope y’all are having a great week! Today on the blog I am sharing with you my must have festival hair accessories with Pantene. Last month I had the privilege to attend Coachella, and Pantene happens to be the official haircare sponsor of Coachella, Stagecoach and Firefly. I had the opportunity to try all different types of festival hair styles and trends with Pantene’s Festival Hair Kit. So today I’m excited to share with you my top Festival hair accessories you need to achieve great festival hair days without worrying about damaging your hair. Check out more below!
When I look back at my teenage years, I can honestly say I was a little prick growing up. I know it wasn’t easy raising a stubborn daughter like me who never listened, and thought I was smarter than my parents. I always thought my parents were to strict and too old fashioned, and growing up I vowed, I never would be like my mom. But then your mom’s famous last words of “one day you will know what it’s like to be a mom and one day you will know I am right” came true. I became a mom, and just like that I realized I knew nothing, just like John Snow in Games of Thrones. I realized all those years of me arguing and second guessing my mom, she was right all along. So this Mother’s Day I am dedicating this post to my mom. A tribute to all the things my mom was right about that I finally realized now that I am a mom.
Hope you are having a great week! Can you believe it is already May. And you know what that means, it’s graduation month! This is such an exciting month for so many families and friends watching their love ones accomplishing their dreams and entering a new stage in their life. Do you have any graduations to attend? If you do then you are in the right place! Today on the blog I am sharing ten graduation dresses under $100 to wear to a graduation ceremony. Check them out below!
This post is in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond. All thoughts and opinions are all mine.
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Hope you are having a great week! Mother’s Day is just around the corner and today on the blog I am rounding up some of my favorite gift ideas for moms from Bed Bath & Beyond. This past week I had the privilege of checking out the new remodel of the Bed Bath & Beyond in Webster. If you haven’t been then you need to go. They completely changed the layout to make your shopping experience even better. From beauty, to bedding, to kitchen, and home decor, there is something for every mom at the newly renovated Bed Bath & Beyond in Webster. Today I am sharing my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas, plus an inside look at the new store!
Hope you are doing well! With Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to share some fun looks to coordinate with your family this weekend and how you can rock dad sneakers this summer! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know how much I love my Fila Disruptor II dad sneakers from DSW. But I love them even more now that they come in matching styles for my family. Plus, I found the Fila Mindblower Sneaker in bold yellow and I can’t stop wearing it. Check out three ways you can wear dad sneakers with your whole family below!
Hope you are having a great week! Who is ready for the weekend? Today on the blog I am sharing an inside look at one of my favorite hotels in Palm Springs, the Parker Hotel. Plus I’m giving you my honest review of the Altitude summit and is it worth going. So if you are thinking about going check out my review below!
Hope you are having a great week! Today on the blog I am sharing one of my favorite tie front pants I wore to L.A. and how to style them. Plus, the street in Venice for all the best wall murals in L.A. Out of all the places in L.A. this area of Venice is probably my favorite. I love being able to walk down the street and have a cute boutique and the cutest Instagram restaurant at every step. It is a photographers dream come true. Check out more below!
Hope you’re having a great week! Last week I had my thirty first birthday. I was truly blessed to celebrate another year with all my friends, family, and the amazing community I have built here on my blog and social media. My 30th was a great year for me, I was able to accomplish some of my goals I had for myself including moving into a new home, traveling around the world, and growing this business of mine. Looking back this past year has taught me so much about myself. And as I head into my 31st year I thought I would share lessons learned at 30. Read more below!
Hope you had a great Easter weekend! It’s been a fun weekend with family. We hosted our first crawfish boil at our home, and we also had a fun Easter egg hunt for the kiddos. We are so blessed to have celebrated with our family and friends this Easter weekend. And today on the blog I am sharing my top 5 April 2019 favorites. Products, and/or things I can’t get enough of this month. See if any of your favorites made the list below!
Hope you are having a great week! I am back from L.A. and the Revolve Festival in Palm Springs. It was definitely a whirlwind of a weekend with my girlfriends and so much fun! We were able to meet up with brands such as Redkin, Jergins, KMS hair before the events to get our hair and makeup festival ready. And Revolve and DSW sponsored all of my looks for the trip. Below I’m sharing an Instagram recap of all my outfits I wore to the Revolve Festival and details of the festival including all the stars that were there! Check out the full post below!
Hope you are doing well! Today I am sharing one of my first looks in L.A. last week when I was in town. Our first stop was Venice Beach and we fell in love with the area. I loved all the street art and street performers, and its overall vibe. I wore this one piece swimsuit that doubled as a bodysuit for more versatility. We went straight to the beach and then lunch right after wearing the same swimsuit. I paired it up with these frayed denim shorts and my go to denim jacket and Fila dad sneakers. Check out my full outfit to Venice Beach below and find out where I am headed to next below!
Hope you had a great weekend! Last week I hosted another segment with Houston Life TV to share five Spring shoe trends to watch out for. Today I am sharing those five spring shoe trends with you first on the blog before it is live on KPRC Channel 2. Check out what made the cut and when to stay tune to watch the segment live this week!