Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday sales!

Alright y'all... I'm behind and whipping this out so it's not going to be pretty or anything!  Just want to share some Black Friday sales that I think are great and places I like to shop!  I'm going to try my best to categorize them and then also continue to add.  LMK if you'd like another post for Cyber Monday!!  Last year I think I did most of my Amazon shopping on Monday.  Looks like this year I'll be doing Friday and Monday all online... I don't plan on going out in the messy, cold rain!

Happy shopping!!

First, shameless self-promotion: If you're a Mary Kay customer, I'm doing 20% off my entire site all weekend!  No code needed; I will apply your discount.  As usual, FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $25+ (before tax)

Ok here we gooooo!!!!

Local Shops / Boutiques / Small Businesses I love:

  • Fringe Gifts- 50% off online with code "FGFRIDAY50"  
  • Glamboxes- GLAMpetite makeup box, GLAMboard and GLAMholder all on sale; no code needed.  I have the petite makeup box and I LOVE IT!
  • FWLocals- 25% off entire order with code "BF25"
  • The Bow Next Door- 30% off today with code "BLACKFRIDAY"; 25% off Sat and Sun with code "SHOPSMALL"; 20% off Mon with code "CYBERMONDAY"
  • Caryn Lawn- (my rainbow tile bracelet) 20% off everything + free shipping on orders $40+ with code "HOLIDAY20"
  • Mapiful- 20% off everything + free shipping
  • The Day Designer- (my planner) Free shipping + free mini notebook with every planner purchase
  • Indie Mae Boutique- Go to their Facebook page and request to join the FB VIP group for deals!
  • The Styled Collection- (my rainbow jewel necklace) 80% Major Markdowns + additional 30% off with code "BF30"
  • Sips By Box- (subscription tea box- makes a great gift!) First personalized tea box for only $1 with code "FRIYAY"
  • Sitting Made Simple- one year membership 50% off ($25 instead of $50) with code "BLACKFRIDAY19"

Big Stores:
  • Express- 50% off everything + free shipping
  • LOFT- 50% off with code "FRIYAY"
  • Lands' End- 50% off + free shipping on $75+
  • Kohl's- $15 kohls cash for every $50 spent + extra 15% off with code "GIVETHANKS"
  • Bath and Body Works- Buy 3, get 3 FREE mix and match everything
For the men:
  • Duluth Trading Co.- (husband's fave!!) 25% off everything + doorbuster deals up to 50% off
  • Dickies- 25% off everything + free shipping
  • The Brass Tap- (local craft beer bar) $10 bonus gift card with $50 gift card purchase
  • Mizzen + Main- 25% off orders of $200+ with code "PIES"
Baby / Toddler / Kids:
  • Twigs American Kitchen- purchase $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card
  • Texas de Brazil- purchase $100 gift card, receive $25 bonus card; purchase $50 gift card, receive $10 bonus card (online only, through Dec. 20)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

6th Ave Homes House Shows

Small companies nowadays have to be super innovative.  I know that from working for a small company!  The game is constantly changing and entrepreneurs are successful when they are flexible, when they offer experiences and when they make people feel special through those experiences.    

So happy to share something special today!  If you're local to Fort Worth, this post is for you!  You may think you don't need to know about a real estate company unless you're buying or selling a home.  Not true!  If you are someone that loves Fort Worth and loves the unique events in Fort Worth, you want to know all about 6th Ave Homes!

Not only is 6th Ave Homes innovative in the way they approach real estate with their in-house design teams and their knack for preserving the historic and adding modern flair, they are also super unique in the way they approach their business, and I've never seen anything else like it!  
This is Josh Weathers and Chris and I had the pleasure of meeting him and chatting with him last year when we attended a 6th Ave Homes House Show!  These private concerts are held in renovated Fairmount neighborhood homes, are free, and are aimed at bringing the community together for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shows you what the neighborhood is all about!

Now, we definitely didn't need to be "sold" on the Fairmount neighborhood; when we found out we were having Kendall a few years back, we knew exactly where we wanted to be!  There is still an old-fashioned sense of community in Fairmount and it's the kind of neighborhood where parents are cooking out together, hanging on porches and having a beer or glass of wine, and watching the kids on the block play!  But 6th Ave Homes has also tapped into that idea even further by bringing all kinds of people together, welcoming them into a home and creating a unique experience you can't get anywhere else: a private, acoustic concert by amazingly talented musicians.
Being in a historic home, one where you know people may have gathered 100 years ago+, sitting on window sills and rugs and whatever chairs you can find, listening to killer music, singing along, clapping and laughing, sharing beers, sometimes passing beers or water all the way from the back of the house to the front just so someone doesn't have to step over the entire crowd... this is an experience I've never had anywhere else!  6th Ave Homes is showing us every day what it's like to be a true Fort Worth resident, to love on your neighbors, to enjoy music and life together... and we're lucky enough to experience it!
Stay tuned TODAY at 10am for the announcement of their next House Show and tickets going on sale.  It's a FREE event and therefore sells out in MINUTES!  I hope I've enticed you to try it out!  It's something I'll never forget!!  I hope to see you at the next House Show!!
Instagram: @6thAveHomes

Friday, August 23, 2019

TCU Game Day Fashion

I'm back baby!  If you don't follow me yet on Instagram then you may not know that I started working part time with Shop Small Fort Worth.  Working plus having a toddler plus working my Mary Kay business has dramatically reduced my time for blogging and therefore I've taken a HUGE break.  And on top of that, I've mentioned in the past too, that I want so badly to change platforms and revamp the entire blog.  To be honest, I don't really like posting on here any more and I've been "saving up" multiple blog posts until I have a new blog launched instead of driving traffic to this page... but well, here I am again posting on here because I most definitely have not had the time to launch an entire new blog or to even decide if I want to hire help with that or what.

So I'm still here and I've decided that I'm going to try to do 1-2 posts a week since Kendall is now in school, and then I'll also work on figuring out what I'm going to do with the blog overall.

So now that it's mid-August (whaaaat?!) I'm happy to say that my first blog post after the long hiatus is all about Game Day Fashion... more specifically TCU Game Day Fashion!  Y'all know I love my purple and my Horned Frogs (any fellow alumni??) so I'm excited to share some adorable outfits and some tailgating/ watch party goods!  I will be linking some things but even if I can't link things directly, everything pictured is available at The Collective, which is a local Fort Worth boutique.
 Dress & Scarf: shop at The Collective //
Booties: {old} similarsimilar, similar
Purple Tie Front Dress: Fringe Gifts {on sale!} or shop at The Collective //
Earrings: shop at The Collective // Styrofoam Cups: Cowtown Made or shop at The Collective
Dress: shop at The Collective // Necklace: Fringe Gifts {on sale!} or shop at The Collective //
Cheers to Gameday Flutes and Clear Purse: shop at The Collective
Purple Texas Forever Tee: Fringe Gifts or shop at The Collective
Cleat Chaser tee: Fringe Gifts // Pearl Headband: Fringe Gifts 
or shop all at The Collective (including earrings)

This is only a small sampling of the TCU fashion, accessories and game day gear you can find at The Collective!  Obviously it's probably the easiest to stop by the shop and shop for everything all at once since I did pull all of these items from the shop.  Items available online I've linked above and you can always reach out to Cowtown Made and Fringe Gifts on social media and they will pull items for you!  They are both very helpful and you can even pay Venmo and pick your items up later.

Is anyone else as excited for football season as me?! There's just something about this time of year!! Go Frogs!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

New Year's Eve fashion

Happy New Year's Eve Eve!  I can't believe we're about to say goodbye to 2018!  It feels like the holidays came and went so fast and it's a little crazy to me that we're one day away from NYE!  I'm really looking forward to ringing in the new year... mostly because 2018 was awful for me but also because I CAN'T WAIT to wear my dress!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

sitting made simple® fort worth

Are you the parent that panics when you realize you need a babysitter?  I mean, I'm the mom that panics over just about anything because I have severe anxiety lol buuuut babysitting outside the family was definitely one of those things that I avoided.  Chris and I are blessed to have our parents in the metroplex and I also have an older brother which gives us great access to free babysitting (praise!) but it's not always the most convenient.  That usually involves us driving Kendall at least 30-45 mins or someone coming to pick up Kendall, transferring a car seat and packing a bag... OR someone driving to us and they end up spending more time in the car than we actually needed them to babysit!

I told Chris awhile ago... we need an option where we can have a babysitter for an hour or two and not ask our family members to always change their schedules and do so much driving.  And believe it or not, even with 5 adults in our immediate family nearby, we still have times when no one is available... I mean, not everyone is just sitting around waiting to help us!... they do have lives of their own! Whaaaat?! ;)

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Alex and the basic blogger b*tch brunch

Today I just wanted to share some mad love for a blogger babe that does so much for this blogging community!  Alex, the Basic Blogger Bitch, is my homegirl now and I'm not exaggerating when I say I feel truly blessed to know her and to be in her space!  This girl has crazy blogging skills... her blog is killer!... but she also has this skill for bringing people together and making everyone feel welcome and special.
I have so much respect for Alex and her owning her "basic blogger" status.  She turned criticism into a brand and I'm so impressed by that.  I'm obsessed with her story and her blog name!  I can tell you right now that I had nowhere near the confidence she does when I was in my 20s... and let me be very clear here... it's CONFIDENCE not arrogance.  She owns who she is and what she loves to do; she didn't allow anyone's whispering in her ear to deter her from what she wants to be doing.  On top of that, she has dedicated a lot of time to helping other bloggers with their journey as well as organizing brunches to bring so many of us together throughout DFW.  It actually makes me emotional to know that she saw something in me way back when and decided to include me in her Basic Blogger Bitch Brunches!  Thank you Alex!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

a few Fort Worth Christmas events I'm looking forward to

Happy December!!  I can't believe how quickly the holidays are coming... that Thanksgiving is already over a week past and we're into the last month of the year!  The holidays go by so quickly so I've tried really hard to be as on top of things this year as I can be.  I'm already done with a lot of my shopping; we've had our Christmas tree up for a week now... and we're working on the outside lights next!  Hopefully this weekend!  (That's on you, hubby!!)

We haven't attended any holiday events yet which is strange for us, but hey, life is busy!  But since today is the first day of December, I thought I'd share some events that I have my eye on and I'm looking forward to!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Play Studio Fort Worth

Happy Friday y'all!  You may have seen on my Instagram that Kendall and I went to check out the Play Studio Fort Worth right before Thanksgiving!  I've been following them on Instagram for awhile and it's been on my to do list to take Kendall there.  I had an idea beforehand that Kendall would like it a lot but I didn't know how much she would LOVE it!  Keep reading for a special December deal!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

small business saturday fort worth shopping guide

Happy Small Business Saturday!! As a small business owner myself (you can join my Mary Kay deals here) I'm passionate about supporting other small businesses and entrepreneurs! The small business community in Fort Worth is truly amazing and in the past year I've met so many killer women through blogging and networking! The support of this community is probably one of my most favorite things about Fort Worth... the phrase "Community over competition" truly thrives in Funkytown and I love the energy it brings to this city!

Today I just wanted to share a few small business sales from some of my favorite Fort Worth businesses so you can make sure to get some deals and show your love to all of these hard working business owners! Have you done any of your Christmas shopping? Whether you're finishing up or just getting started, shopping local is an amazing way to show your support for your community and also get really unique and fun gifts for others (or yourself!) And remember, since most of these are small boutiques, you should shop them in person! There are a couple with shopping online but let's all get in the Christmas spirit and go IN PERSON and enjoy the holiday atmosphere and meeting the designers behind the products and hard work!

Hale House- 20% off in store by showing receipt from another FW small business

Kelly Kay Paper- 25% off everything with code 'BFCM18'

Local Revere- 30% off with code 'LRTHANKS'

LTO Design FW- 20% off Christmas decor in store

Mustard Seed Jewelry- 30% off everything in studio (not retailers), bubbly and light bites shopping party! (2508 College Ave, Fort Worth) AND online shopping with code 'BLING30'

Play Studio FW- 20% off play passes and parents classes with code 'GIFTOFPLAY'

Shop Small Fort Worth- BOGO deals & huge discounts in The Collective showroom + 25% off all Cowtown Made "Exclusive" items online with code 'SHOPSMALL25'!

Sitting Made Simple Fort Worth- $10 off membership ($50 value for only $40!)

Wanderer Boutique- 15% off everything + pop-up shop from Refined Wreaths (and mimosas!)

Winton + Waits- 10% off plus choose the charity from their list that you want your purchase to benefit plus small business scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $100 AMEX gift card

Yours Truly- in store promo- Buy a $100 gift card, receive a $20 gift card

If you know of a small business that I've left off the list, comment below or email me so I can be sure to add them!  I will add to this throughout the day as I discover more deals! Happy Shopping y'all! 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

One dress styled three ways

 Happy Saturday y’all! Who is going to Arts Goggle later? We’ll be headed there after Kendall‘s nap. Can’t wait to see everything! If you’ll be strolling Magnolia Ave, it’s the perfect time to pop in to the Wanderer Boutique! If you don’t already know from my instagram I’m super excited to be a style ambassador for this amazing shop! There are sooo many cute clothes, shoes, accessories and gift items! There’s even skincare! Ashley has done a phenomenal job curating a collection of items and there’s really something for everyone! 

Today I wanted to share quickly how I styled one dress from Wanderer three different ways. The Texas weather is always insane and if you live here you know that you have to check the weather every morning before leaving the house haha! This is why it’s so important to have versatile pieces that you can wear different ways. 

My go to pieces lately have been dresses and skirts because they can be styled so many different ways! This polka dot dress is such a cute find! Because Wanderer is a boutique with ever changing inventory, you can always contact them or message them on their social media to check what’s available, sizes and pricing! Not everything will be shown on their website.... and guess what? That means you’re sure to get adorable clothing that you won’t see every single girl wearing. I’ve paired the dress with booties for fall vibes without sweating in the Texas humidity, heels and a fur vest for a fun dressed up look that would be perfect for date night, and over-the-knee boots and a cardigan for days that a little colder! Which look is your favorite?