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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!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Church & Dwight. The opinions and text are all mine.
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.
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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!
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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!