Obsessed may be an understatement when it comes to me and all things rose gold with a dash of marble. It may be time for Santa's helpers to start shopping for the holidays so I thought I'd assemble a collection of my current favorites in a variety of price ranges. The watches are gorgeous, the jewels are shimmery, the slippers look comfy, the bags are to die for and all the extras are just perfect! And if my hubby is reading this, I mean, if you send your man to read this, drop him a hint of your faves in the comments!
*Oh! All the pretty details are best seen on a tablet or desktop!
“This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”
What's cuter than a baby all snuggled in their Christmas jammie's while roaming the house looking for Santa's milk and cookies?!? Absolutely NOTHING! This time of year is simply magical and when you have little ones at home, Carter's helps to bring the magic to life by having such a variety of holiday attire to dress your little one in! Whether you have a holiday party to attend or a day of sledding, their sweet clothes offer your baby the perfect outfit while not breaking the bank! Below, I'm going to share why I love their holiday line so much and how they give back with the Pajama Program.
Their sweet little jammies are warm, fuzzy and incredibly cozy. Perfect to keep their toes warm when the temperatures drop. Snuggled next to the fire with your sweet one cuddled beside you in their footie jammies is what any mama dreams of during this special season! Fleece stocking onesies like these, or their snug fit Mrs Claus two piece set are a few of my favorites. Besides the obvious adorable factor of snuggly babies in holiday gear, I feel even better about purchasing from Carter's as they are partnering with the Pajama Program. Make sure to grab all the details below, but they are making sure up to a hundred thousand little ones in need have jammies this holiday season.
Now that I’m a mommy of small children, my go-to daily attire has changed a bit.
Gone are the days of super high pumps, and restrictive clothing. Well, for now anyway.
In this season of life, I have to keep things simple. That’s because I’m in the daily trenches of mommyhood. So I’m up, I’m down, I’m changing diapers, loading car seats, sweeping, mopping, washing seven thousand sinks of dishes, and folding just as many baskets of laundry.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years=party after party after party. Work parties, family gatherings and Friendsgiving, to name a few, are headed your way soon. Eeeek. They are oh so much fun, but how does this time of year creep up on us so fast every time? Not only is Christmas shopping commenced (failing at this so far), some early birds are getting their trees up (nope, three kids means this isn't happening here yet), and the holiday party invitations will be arriving soon. Eeeek again. To give you a head start on the season, I've compiled some fabulous dresses and at a deal of course. Normally I'd definitely aim to stay under $50 mark, but I included the $75 options, because oh em gee, the deals--they're all at least fifty percent off.
So, below, I give you $25, $50 and $75 and under dresses sure to rock any event you attend. AND...not just LBDs, but shimmer, cut-outs and a little sass. These babies are best viewed on desktop to get the full view of all the styles at once.
you know [at least] one of these caught your eye--tell me below!
I remember when my first-born turned two. I hadn’t had much of a party for her on her first birthday, but for her second, I was going all out! I arranged a huge birthday bash in a big park with lots of people and more cupcakes than could be consumed.
I remember the preparation that went into it on that day. As the hours kept creeping by, my stress level just kept climbing. All of the details that I had planned out were now in a bucket of sweat dripping from my brow as I worked frivolously to make it all perfect for my sweet and only little princess. It took everything in me to keep it together without blowing a gasket.
The party was… fun! I don’t think my girl remembers it. At all. And what she liked most about that day? Playing.
I applaud the mamas who make Pintrest-worthy birthday parties. No really, I truly do admire them!! I have a couple of friends who pull that off amazingly well, and I’m over here in awe.
I had to learn the hard way that unfortunately this mama is does not have that amazing gift!
These days, I take a different approach. Something more unique to my strengths, and the interests of my kiddos.
I call it…
The Keep-It-Super-Simple approach. ;)
So Joanna Gaines may not know this, but we are BFFs. Ok, maybe being a Fixer Upper stalker doesn't qualify me for being in her glam decor squad, but a girl can have a little hope. I guess I will just stick to loving everything shiplap, farmhouse and gardening related. Naturally, when I heard about the new decor line, Hearth & Hand, coming to my other favorite thing ever, Target, I squealed with excitement. If you share my love of Chip, Joanna and their cute little fam, I give you 25 items that are a must for the holidays and happily ever after.
Woven Tassel Throw Blanket | 29.99
When you head to a place like Maui or anywhere in Hawaii, you can easily get focused on the beautiful beaches and draw dropping hikes to take. Something I've found so amazing and intriguing is the people that live there. There is so much deep history running through the land that makes it even more beautiful and the Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency does an incredible job of telling the stories. We are so thankful they invited us to take part in the tradition so we can tell you about it.
Have you ever had to eat a slice or even a whole humble pie? Well I have, many times in my life. A couple of years ago my husband, being the awesome youth pastor that he is, felt called to talk about grace and forgiveness. I thought it was such a great topic especially since it’s such a huge and deep concept. I mean really, can we fully grasp God’s grace for us? I honestly think that NO ONE can fully know how DEEP and how WIDE His grace is.
We give grace daily – to our children, to our co-workers, to the people who cut you off on the road. Grace has a wide range and covers a multitude of sins or misgivings. But, I’m talking about a grace MUCH deeper than these. I’m talking about life-changing, spirit altering, joy overflowing GRACE that comes with forgiveness.
Relaxed, free, adventurous--vacation should be all about just those things, because that is the point, right?! The last thing you want to add to any trip is stress and there is one thing I've found that helps keep the carefree vibe of any trip you take. The Tripsmash app will help you organize everything from your flights to restaurant reservations to which activities you don't want to miss. Downloading the app doesn't cost you anything, so you can save towards bungee jumping, shark diving or the sort. Stay tuned below for all the uses and why it's fabulous for group travel.
Have you ever asked God to change your life, but not really known how or why? Well, I have some advice for you… don’t ask it if you don’t mean it!!
4 months ago I spent about an hour touring a court-ordered residential facility for teens. It was only an hour, but I knew that my life was changed forever. This wasn’t the rough and rigid juvenile hall we’ve all seen on TV. Confidence, respect, and smiles filled the sweet faces of my resident tour guides. There are no bars here. No cells. No barbed wire. Instead, the AMIkids halls are filled with counselors, educators, mentors... family.
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