FAVORITE #1: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF AN OUTFIT
So, do y’all ever lay an outfit on a bedroom chair or something after you wear it one day, and then pick it up the next day to wear it again? You don’t? Yeah, me neither. 😉
This shirt, this hat, this bag, and these shoes were laying on a chair after my Joanna Told Me To post with the black maxi skirt. I wore all of them again, just switched out the maxi skirt for the denim shorts!
exact chambray shirt I’m wearing a medium. (Nordstrom version on sale HERE)/ $12 cami / exact denim shorts (I’m wearing a 5, so they are true to size.)/ wooden earrings / arrow necklace / shoreline converse (true to size)/ turquoise bracelet stack c.o. Accessory Concierge / cognac cross body c.o. FashionABLE
Just to remind you, this was the outfit thrown over the chair…
exact chambray shirt (Nordstrom version on sale HERE)/ $12 cami / exact maxi skirt (Nordstrom version on sale HERE) / wooden earrings / arrow necklace / shoreline converse / turquoise bracelet stack c.o. Accessory Concierge / cognac cross body c.o. FashionABLE
FAVORITE #2: Cross body bag
The cognac cross body from FashionABLE quickly turned into a favorite for me. It’s so easy to throw on when just running around town to do a couple of errands. My nude flats have been a favorite for awhile, I even named them a SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MUST HAVE back in April! Sadly, the top is sold out. So sorry! 🙁 So is my exact pair of jeans.
FAVORITE #3: MY NEW BREAKFAST
I go on breakfast kicks. I eat the same breakfast for like 2 months, and then I switch to another breakfast. To be honest, until recently, I didn’t eat breakfast. I just wasn’t hungry in the morning. But I started eating breakfast regularly about a year ago. My last 2 breakfast kicks include V8 juice and Nut Thins for awhile, and then Greek Yogurt and Granola. But right now my kick is Pink Lemonade SPARK and avocado toast. It is DELICIOUS.
I toast a piece of wheat bread, and then I spread the mashed avocado on the toast. I salt it, pepper it, and then I sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top. I’m telling you, it’s divine. I’m still drinking the same pink lemonade SPARK, but Chris is now drinking a fruit punch/grape mix! Shara (our neighbor and Advocare rep) recommended the combo, and it’s Chris’s favorite! If you are interested in Advocare products, you can contact Shara at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would love to be your contact person!
FAVORITE #4: This Brownie Dessert at Sugar Bacon
Chris and I went on a date night a couple of weeks ago, and we splurged and got dessert! If you like chocolate, fudge, ice cream, and homemade peanut brittle then you’ll love this brownie sundae from Sugar Bacon on the McKinney downtown square. If you don’t like those things, then I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends. 😉
FAVORITE #5: SHUTTERFLY BOOKS
If you know me, you know I love a good photo book. In fact, after Carter was born, I used to make a book to commemorate each year. Sadly, I haven’t done one in the last 3 years. I hate that I got away from it because we absolutely treasure them. I’m going to make it a priority to complete one for years 4-7 once Carter starts back to school! It will be a lot of work, but it will be worth it!
Here is my current stack of photo books. I’m sure there are lots of services out there, but I have used Shutterfly for all of mine. I think it’s simple to use, and I love that they store all my photos as well. Click HERE for Shutterfly. All of these are 8×8 books with additional pages added.
And here are the front covers of the books. My goodness I want to pinch 6 month baby Carter’s cheeks!
I just completed another book, which is what made me think to talk about them on the blog. This one was a tribute to our sweet furry boy. I made this one a little bigger, in a 10×10. We actually gave it to Chris for Father’s Day, and I know it’s something that we will cherish forever. We still miss sweet Scout everyday, and we look at the book often. When we look at the book, it makes us smile to see what a happy life he lived.
Click HERE if you are interested in creating a book for yourself or for a gift (grandparents FLIP OUT over these books and they make great Christmas presents)! And you can sign up HERE for 50 free prints! Sadly, if you are like me, the only pictures you print now are the occasional ones you put in a frame.
FAVORITE #6: Under Armour is Carter’s Favorite
We made it through all of KN and almost all of 1st grade before Carter’s obsession started. But now? Now the boy often has on 2, 3, or 4 pieces of Under Armour at once. Shirt, shorts, shoes, and hat. I tell him that it’s okay to just wear 1 or 2 pieces at a time, but he doesn’t believe me. 🙂
And you can of course guess that he also got an Under Armour backpack and lunch sack. Which actually made me want to bawl, because I sure did love ordering Pottery Barn backpacks, picking the design, and then getting it monogrammed. Looks like those days are gone.
FAVORITE #7: PILLOWS
I have a thing for pillows. Lots and lots of pillows. I have 10 on my bed when it’s made up. Yep, you heard that right. 10. The standard shams (the third row from the back) are from Pottery Barn a couple of years ago and match the duvet. All of the other pillows are ones that I’ve picked up over time at HomeGoods. #givemeallthepillows
Now, I’ve got a question for you. How long do all of you keep bedding for? 2 years? 5 years? What’s the standard? I’ve been eyeing THIS duvet, but at 2 years old my stuff still seems brand new. Click HERE for all Pottery Barn options.
FAVORITE #8: Dash and Albert Rugs
I own 2 Dash and Albert Rugs that I bought from a store in downtown McKinney. I have this red one in the kitchen, and I have a blue one in the guest bathroom. I love them. I’ve since found out they carry a really large selection at Nordstrom, which is great because the free shipping and returns make it easy to try out a rug. The color combos and the stripes make me absolutely SWOON. Go check them out, and I promise you that you will fall in love with the brand.
I posted this picture on instagram a couple of weeks ago, and y’all were so sweet and complimentary of our kitchen! THANK YOU! I’m entertaining the idea of showing more house stuff here and there, so let me know if that’s something that you are interested in seeing!
FAVORITE #9: BRACELET
When strolling through Northpark last week, THIS Agate Stone bracelet caught my eye! It’s only $20 and will look so great with just about any fall outfit.
I might have ordered THIS necklace for myself. The turquoise pendant, the red beads, and the leather tassel spoke to me. They said BUY ME NOW, WOMAN. I just love how the entire line is so colorful and eclectic.
FAVORITE #10: RESTOCKS AND SALE ITEMS
So MY FAVORITE BOOTIES have been restocked. They are not currently on sale, but I still feel like they are a great deal. Especially considering I will be wearing them several times a week!
Here are some new to sale items. Just click on what you are interested in!
BONUS #11: SHAY’S NEW BOOK!
Inside this book you will discover more than 200 crazy good go-to breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes for every holiday, season, and month of the year, as well as a helpful Tips and Tricks section featuring “Baking Essentials” and “Grocery Staples”.
I’m so incredibly proud of Shay and know that all of you are going to love this book! AND HOW GORGEOUS IS THE COVER?!?
Have a wonderful weekend with your people! See you back here on Monday with a couple of easy outfits!