Friday, April 24, 2015

thirty.



Tomorrow I say goodbye to my 20’s.

It’s both bittersweet and exciting. I think entering my 30’s makes me feel as though I am officially a grown up, never mind the fact that I am married with 2 kids. That doesn’t make you a grown up, 30 does :).

 30's. That's like real adulthood. Gross.

If I had to pick one word to describe my 20’s it would be growth. I have just learned so much about myself the past 10 years and have really grown into myself. I feel comfortable with having an opinion and stating it, about realizing that I don’t need a million friends, just a few good ones, and about my worth and value as a woman, as a partner, and a person.  I really matured the past 10 years.

My 20’s saw me through so much; I suffered the worst heartbreak of my life and found the greatest love of my life. I made friends, I lost friends, I had wild nights with my girls and quiet nights at home. I drank way too much Tequila and laughed till my sides ached, I went on road trips, and I travelled. Sometimes life knocked me on my ass, but I got back up and kept pushing. I stopped thinking about how I was “supposed” to do things, and started doing them in the ways that made sense for me.

I experienced the pain of a miscarriage and the joy of pregnancy. I created two absolutely beautiful and perfect human beings. My life is forever changed because of the gift of my son and daughter. If nothing else I know I did 2 things right. Well…3 things, because I picked a pretty awesome husband to be a dad ;).

I have no qualms about leaving my 20's behind. I enjoyed them - I did some things right, I screwed up plenty of others, and I had a lot of fun in the process. I look forward to my 30’s  because 30 is a privilege. Really, it is. {Admit it, it's a miracle you're still here after all the things you thought were a good idea in your 20's...}

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Style: Seeing Spots


I don't know about y'all but March 1st marks the start of Spring in my calendar!

So cheers to Spring, polka dots, and chambray!

Shop these cute looks and more over at Modcloth

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year




Tomorrow we start a brand new year. A blank canvas.
I hope that 2015 is a wonderful year for all of you, full of enriching and great experiences, lessons, and new memories made. Make it YOUR year! Try new foods, go to new places, see old friends, and make new friends. Give back to your community, spread love, take a class, do random acts of kindness, be a friend, tell people you love them. Give a hug, find yourself, lose yourself, and fall in love, kiss, flirt, and hold hands. Tell secrets, tell jokes, find your passion, be compassionate, read a book. Dance in the rain, twirl, be a kid again! Find your dream job, chase your dreams, LIVE.
Make it count.
I love you all, and whatever you’ll be doing this night, please be safe.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Out of Office|Moving

Excuse the silence on the blog lately, been busy packing, moving, and unpacking. Bear with me as I get settled. New posts and holiday giveaways coming soon!

Looking forward to having WiFi again! I may or may not be 'borrowing' some for this post! ;)


Sneak peek of my room :)


Thursday, October 16, 2014

What would you do with an extra $100?

Ok, y’all know that I am ALL about a bargain or a great deal! If there’s something I like, I try to hunt around for the best price before purchasing it. If you've been here for a while you know I post Splurge vs Save posts every now and again, like here and here.

Don’t get me wrong, I do splurge every now and then, but I’m thrifty at heart! :-) 
I can’t help penny pinching!
The clearance and sales racks CALL my name!

I try to be cost conscious with all aspects of my life, not just with fashion. One cost cutting measure I discovered is the Dollar ShaveClub! Their blades are just $3 a month which shaves, oops I mean saves members over $100 a year! That makes my bank account happy with a little extra fun money and it also keeps my hubby happy, because I won’t have hairy, scary legs!

There are SO many things I would spend a spare $100 bucks on!

Here’s what’s on my wishlist:

Tote|Booties|Heels

I know, I know, I went a teensy bit over the $100 dollars but seriously - that bag and those shoes are SO worth it! Am I right? Of course I am. 

What would YOU do with an extra $100? Tell me in the comments! 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Decor Inspiration

Do you guys ever get into an outfit inspiration slump?

I know I do, and it doesn't matter how many pins I pin, or how many blogs I visit - sometimes I just can't find that perfect inspiration that I need!

This got me to thinking....maybe I need to start thinking OUTSIDE the box and looking for ideas in places I wouldn't normally look - like the living room!

Ha! Have you ever thought that you can draw outfit inspiration from around the house?

Well I decided to give it a try using the eco friendly pillow designs of Linda Mendible! She's a local designer that focuses on eco friendly, upcycled, and sustainable designs. Don't think she limits herself to just pillows, homegirl is SO talented and also does clothing and bags! Check out her etsy store when you get a chance!

This was my inspiration piece:


I know, I know, how GORGEOUS is this pillow?! UH-MAZE-ING right? Of course. 

I love the mix of yellows, red, teal, and green! 

These are the outfits I came up with after studying the color scheme:





I really wanted to accent the yellows and blues in the pillow and I am totally loving ALL these outfits! Can they just appear in my closet already?!

Now for the best part! Linda, being the awesome person that she is, is offering Shabby,Chic, and Cheap readers a chance to win one of her FABULOUS pillows! Just enter using the rafflecopter below! Good luck!

*Giveaway is open to US readers only.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Feature

Heeey there!

Today I am being featured over on Shaped to Fit!

Be sure to stop by and catch up on what I've been doing to get back in shape after having baby [in a healthy way].

Have a great weekend!