Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Loving Lately

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It may be snowing outside, but I'm dreaming of spring and warmer temps. You too? It's obviously too early for shorts and T-shirts, but I love that many of the clothes out right now are winter-wearable but in spring colors. And there's always layering, right? Wear a spring-ish tee with jeans and a cozy cardigan for now. Wear that same tee with jean shorts and flip flops when spring finally arrives!
 
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I don't need another sweater, but if I did I'd snatch this beauty up. The colors are too pretty.
 
 
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Such a cute basic tee, but the side tie takes it up a notch. This is one of my favorite brands from Nordstrom. Always affordable.
 
 
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I'm smitten with these sneaks. I can never have enough purple.
 
 
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So, these shirts take me back to junior high, but I'm still in love. They're preppy and classic and just perfect for spring-time.
 
 
 
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Such a pretty and dainty bracelet combo. I'm always drawn to stars.
 
 
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Love, love the colors in this tee. A great basic. Comes in lots of other colors as well.
 
 
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The light wash is perfect for spring. I really want this pair. Can't beat the price.
 
 
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I've been all about athleisure wear lately. I have several pairs of lounge pants that are perfect for winter but may be too stuffy for spring. I love the color of this pair, and the weight seems just about perfect.
 
 
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I mean, you can't get much cuter than avocado earrings. Right?
 
 
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Looks so cozy, and the blush shade is perfect to transition from winter to spring.
 
 
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Give me all the graphic sweatshirts and tees. Who doesn't love SaturYAY?!
 
 
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So many heart eyes for this cute sweatshirt. The ties on the side are adorable.
 

 
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Not much more I love in the spring than a classic striped shirt. The colors in this one are so fun.
 

 
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So what about y'all? Are you ready for spring or are you holding on to winter for a few more months? I definitely have season ADD and quickly dart from one to the next!
 
 


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Christmas 2017: A Recap

We had a really happy Christmas, and I hope all reading did as well.
 
The girls finished up school the week of December 13, so we had a lot of time prior to Christmas to savor the season.
 
I've always been so good about sending out Christmas cards but flaked this year. We didn't get as many as we normally do, so I'm wondering if many were in the same boat as me. Anyway, here's our virtual Christmas greeting!


We took the girls to see Santa in early December and got some cute pictures. Lily cracked me up bringing her Toys R Us catalog along. She was a girl on a mission and even had Post-it notes ranking her top picks.
 
 



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We took a trip to Starkville to visit my grandparents a few days before Christmas. Most of my aunts and uncles were there, and it was SO good to be reunited with them.
 
The girls with Nana (my grandmother).
 
 
Some of our family together.
 
 
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The day after our trip to Starkville we gathered at my parents' house to exchange gifts and to be together. My sisters were BOTH in town, and it's always a treat for the three of us to be under one roof.

Below are pictures of Pop (my Dad) with his girls. He'd found out a few days prior that he'd had a clear CT scan...the BEST Christmas gift imaginable.
 

 
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Christmas Eve morning we went to church as a family, and it was such a special service. I thought the girls looked so pretty in their Christmas best!
 
 
After church they were allowed to open their presents from one another. So much fun!
 

 
Later that night we sprinkled reindeer food on the front lawn so Santa couldn't miss our house!
 
 
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Christmas morning arrived, and Santa even took some pictures of the girls' gifts before they woke up!

Below are a few things the girls were given to share.


 
A few of Lily's things.
 
 
 
 
And Hadley's.
 

 
 
 
  Now they're up and ready to see what Santa brought!
 
 
He was here! The cookies and milk are gone.


Headbands in her stocking.


 
Hadley had been wanting the Kendall Wellie Wisher doll.
 

"My very own computer?!?!"

 
Lily got the Wellie Wisher, Ashlyn.
 
 
 
Checking out her stocking loot.

 
"Santa knows I like dinosaurs!!"
 
 
 
So proud of her dinosaur eggs.

 
 

 
Hugs. Christmas brings out the best in us all.

 
 
She wasn't as interested in the Fingerling as I thought she'd have been. Go figure!

 
 
 
Christmas morning is always kind of hectic (in a good way), so I wanted to keep breakfast simple this year. I found a recipe for a Crockpot Breakfast Casserole, and it was friggin' awesome. So easy...I can't imagine I'll make it any other way going forward!
 
 
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The day after Christmas we left for Rob's hometown to see his family, and we spent two nights there. I didn't take many pictures, but I did take this one of Had in her new sweater. We had a great time there as well!

 
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And that's a wrap (literally and figuratively, right?) on Christmas 2017. It was a sweet season, and I'm always sad to see it go. And at the same time I'm happy for a fresh start and a new year!
 
Later this week I'm planning on taking a look back at 2017 and a look forward to the new year. Hope you'll come back. :)
 
 


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Crazy 8: Fun & Affordable Kids' Clothes

This post is sponsored by Crazy 8. I'm very picky about sponsored content, and anything I share is something I truly love.
 
I'm always on the hunt for fun, affordable, and wearable clothes for Lily and Hadley. And I like for them to have a say in what they're wearing and to let their little creative selves shine through in their clothing.
 
 
There's so much to love about Crazy 8. Sizes range from 6 months to 14, and there are so many options for your budding fashionista. I like that the prices make the brand accessible for most, and the pieces are comfortable and easy to wash and wear again. Mixing and matching is made effortless, and I also like that the site allows you the option to shop for outfits if you have a hard time putting pieces together.
 
Below you'll find some pieces that the girls and I picked out to add to their closet. They had so much fun scrolling through the Crazy 8 site with me and choosing their favorites. To shop any of my girls' clothing choices, I've made the links clickable after every image.
 
First up, Hadley's picks:
 
The alpaca shirt had Hadley's name written all over it. Paired with grey pull-on jeggings, a cozy cardigan (with pockets and a hood!), and blue velvet booties, and my little one was stoked about her outfit. And not going to lie, I'm wanting a pair of those booties for my closet!
 
 
 
 
And how stinkin' cute is the beanie in the picture below?
 
 
Next up are Lily's picks. She loves a vest (just like her mama) and lives in tennis shoes as long as they are both comfy and cute. She loves the flowers on the sleeves of the simple grey shirt, and pull-on jeggings are always a must for her (she hates anything tight around the waist...can I get an amen?). The sparkle on the pants caught her eye and added just the right amount of glitz to her outfit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crazy 8 has quickly become one of our favorite places to shop. Y'all check them out as well, and let me know what you like best about the brand!
 
Enjoy your weekend, friends.