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?












Monday, September 3, 2018

In the fort: Fort Worth murals, near southside #youarenear

 Good morning and happy Labor Day y’all! Hope you’re enjoying some relaxing time and finishing out your summer strong! Just want to keep today’s post short and sweet. I know that as bloggers we’re always looking for interesting places to shoot photos, and I know my fellow Fort Worth locals are always wanting to know the latest in the newest neighborhoods and hot spots... so today I want to share photos of a giant mural in the Near Southside. The biggest mural is realitively new although it’s been there as little while now. You may not have seen it but it’s right by where I used to live and it’s super close to one of the hottest areas in Fort Worth, South Main (location below pics). Make sure you look closely at this mural... there are so many iconic Fort Worth things! Can you find the panther?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

#Experiencethebalance of saranghae’s new toner

 Today’s the day! I am super excited to announce that Saranghae Skincare has a brand new TONER!  I had the exclusive opportunity to try this toner before it’s official launch to the public and I have to say how much I love it!  I have talked about the Saranghae 5 step skincare system in previous posts, but this toner now takes the system to a whole new level!
I am an oily skin girl. Always have been, although it has lessened slightly since having Kendall. I LOVE TONERS. If you have oily skin, you may be with me! Oily skin girls love the toners because they seem to suck all the extra oil out of your skin after cleansing. If you’re like me and you also wear a long lasting liquid foundation, you may also need to boost your cleanser’s makeup removing power with a toner. But toners are definitely not just for oily skin, they are for ALL skin types.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Tasting of cru at the shops at Clearfork

I was so fortunate to be invited to an influencer tasting at Cru Food and Wine Bar in the Shops at Clearfork last week and today I would love to share a recap of the food we tasted and our experience! I was so excited to be invited to this tasting! The Shops at Clearfork have not only been a great destination for me and my family but they’ve been extremely supportive of local bloggers and influencers!  The service at Cru was top notch and everyone was so welcoming.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Love saranghae Skincare

Happy weekend! Is anybody else already totally worn out from this holiday week? We mostly celebrated last weekend and or an actual fourth so I’m not sure what will be doing this weekend but I think it will be a little more low-key. I’ve been trying really hard to last few months to take better care of my skin and give myself a little love.