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)

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!