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    How To Style a Leopard Skirt – Save VS. Splurge

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    Hi Friends!

    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.

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    Texas Style Game Day Outfit for Under $50

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    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!

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    Family

    We Are Pregnant! – Why We Announced Early During Times of Uncertainty

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    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.

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    Travel

    Three Harbor Towns To Visit on Lake Michigan

    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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    Transitional Fall Pieces With Walmart

    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!

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    Family

    Chuck E. Cheese Sugarland Grand Opening

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

     

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    Hope you are having a great week! Today I am sharing a recap of our time at the Grand reopening of Chuck E. Cheese in 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!

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    Our Summer At Splashway With Friends

    This post was in partnership with Splashway. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

     

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    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!

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    Girls Weekend Travel Guide to Scottsdale

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    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!

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    5 Tips for a Successful Marriage – 5th Year Anniversary

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    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.

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