Friday, January 24, 2020

Fort Worth local companies that give back

Hey y'all!! Happy Friday!! Did anyone else have a super fast week?  Did you see my cute clutch bag on Instagram?  I love this fun pattern and the colors so much!  It's SO me!  This bag is from Elizabeth's Voice.  They have two artisan groups in Uganda and Lebanon.  In Uganda, the group is made up of single moms and widows.  In Lebanon, the group is all Iraqi and Syrian refugees rebuilding their lives in Beirut.  You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Valentine's Day 2020 outfit

Hey y'all!  Hope you enjoyed your MLK day, if you happened to get the day off!  I spent mine in catch up mode and sadly, I don't feel that caught up yet.  I did check some things off my to-do list so that feels good!  I'm super excited for some fun things that I have coming up!  It's blowing my mind that it's almost the end of January.  I've been working hard on myself and on my blog and there's just so many good things in the works!  It feels amazing!  I'm so grateful for the supportive people in my life and those readers and followers that are sticking by me as I figure this stuff out!

Today's post is all about my Valentine's outfit!  I don't know what the plan is yet haha actually just asked Chris today if we're doing something for Valentine's because I have this adorable sweater... *hint hint wink wink*

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

christmas gift favorites

Hey y'all!  Since it's been a few weeks since Christmas, today I thought I'd share some of my Christmas Favorites- things I've been loving that I received as gifts.

Monday, January 13, 2020

work it girl

Happy Monday y'all! 

This year has actually been really great so far! I know I know, we're only a couple weeks in.  But I've been feeling good lately and I know a huge part of that is taking some small steps for myself!  

I've done a little self care like a mani and pedi and a haircut.  I've also spent time with my family and used some gift cards for shopping.  Next on the list is getting into some sort of workout routine!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Long Hair

Last time I cut my hair was over three years ago. Yes you read that right OVER THREE years ago. Right now my hair is crazy long. It’s in my way every single day. It touches the counter when I reach over to wash my hands or wash the dishes. It’s heavy and gives me headaches when I put it up in a topknot a.k.a. the poof. It’s ridiculously unhealthy. I haven’t had a haircut in three years.

Friday, January 3, 2020

new year organization

Happy New Year y'all!!!

Can't believe it's 2020! I'm excited for a new year and for saying goodbye to the last few years.  This last decade was full of ups and downs, amazing moments and horrible moments.  And while I know this new year and new decade will also have it's fair share of trials, I feel good that I will come to a place of peace within myself and with my life thus far.

Do you choose a word of the year?  I've done that the last couple years and feel like it's a nice way to start the year.  This year I've chosen PEACE as my word.  My emotions have run high the last few years and I've been in a state of chaos and I'm ready to do whatever I can to change that.  I want to intentionally welcome in PEACE that my Lord and Savior can give me.  I want to focus on His PEACE and His timing and plan for my life and accept the lessons I've been learning lately.

Friday, December 27, 2019

my daughter's magical room

Short post... just feeling a little sentimental.  The holidays have been a whirlwind!  Every day Kendall has been showing more and more personality and every day is a reminder of how fast she's growing.  Just wanted to document a few details of her room because it's changing every day and I can't always have the "pretty things" out... that is, if I want to keep them pretty ;)

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Favorite teas from my Sips By Box

Merry Christmas Eve y'all!  Read all the way to the end for instructions on a giveaway!

If you still need a last minute gift, you should check on my latest Instagram post about my Sips By Tea Box!  You can head to their website and get an instant gift card to send someone this amazing box!  I love a good last minute gift that you don't have to leave the house for!!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Life Update December 2019

Hey y'all!  Happy Friday!  Are you prepped for Christmas already?  I basically have present wrapping left and that's about it.  Need to find a moment away from Kendall for that ;)  
Just wanted to write a quick post today and give a little life update!  No, I'm not pregnant lol just gonna get that out there right away!!  But I do have a big announcement!  I'm back to being a full time stay-at-home mom!  (Well, work-from-home mom I guess would be more accurate since I'm still a Beauty Consultant AND I'm working much more on my blog!)  AND Chris has a new job!  There have been lots of changes around here and we're both much happier :)

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)