Gift Giving: A Gift of Necessity

November 24th, 2015 Tags: affiliate opinions style
With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to make some decisions about the gifts you want to give this year. I know everyone has that someone on their list that is difficult to buy for, but have you ever thought about gifting them a necessity? Sometimes giving a useful gift trumps giving a “fun” gift, especially if they are difficult to buy for anyway. And, sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can give a useful gift that’s also fun! One of the fun necessities in my life are my glasses. Just a little over three years ago, I was told I needed to wear my “driving glasses” full time as my eyesight was just not what it used to be.[more ...]

It’s That Time Of Year!

November 23rd, 2015 Tags: family mom life
4 Ways to Stay Healthy During the HolidaysWell, folks, it’s that time of year again. Time for family gatherings and holiday cheer, yes, but it’s also that other time of year. You know what I’m talking about. The time of year when everyone around you seems to be sniffling, sneezing, or otherwise hacking up a lung? Yup. That time. It’s cold and flu season again. As much as we don’t like to think about it, cold and flu season is as standard during this time of year as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.[more ...]

Host a Guilt-Free Girls’ Night In

November 20th, 2015 Tags: local opinions parties
Guilt-Free Girls' Night InAs a mom of little ones, not only is it essential to have some “date night” time, it is also essential to have some adult “girl time” as well. I am so lucky and blessed to have a wonderful group of girls in my life that I can call my friends. Most of us are also moms of young children, so the “adult” time we get to spend with one another is so helpful in building and maintaining those relationships and friendships. I recently hosted some of those girlfriends at my home for a girls’ night “in.” When hosting any event at your home, is there anything more important than the food and drink?[more ...]

How I Began a Trial Capsule Wardrobe in One Day (without making any purchases)

November 18th, 2015 Tags: fashion opinions
Hello friends! Today’s amazing post is brought to you by the lovely Megan from Megan is a friend I’ve made online through the blogging community who writes about Living Tiny and Dreaming Big. I think you’ll love what she has to say about those trendy wardrobe capsules we keep hearing about!
Wardrobe capsules seem to be the “in” thing to do at the moment, so I thought I’d give one a try myself and see how it actually worked.
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DIY Cookie Decorating Station

November 16th, 2015 Tags: food holidays memories
DIY Sugar Cookie Decorating StationThis shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendHallmark #CollectiveBias With the holidays approaching, it’s never too early to start thinking about your plans for the season. One of our favorite things to do as a family is leave cookies for Santa, and we love making them together on Christmas Eve to add to the fun and excitement of the evening. I’m trying a new recipe this year, so I thought I would get a head start on the fun (i.e., I gotta make sure this is even going to work first!), and, of course, the girls were all to happy to oblige mommy and “test” the cookies for Santa.[more ...]

Falling for Gentille Alouette

November 13th, 2015 Tags: fall family kiddos local love southern style
Gentille Alouette: Chic Clothes for ChildrenWell y’all, Gentille Alouette has done it again.Their fall dress, the “Bridgette,” is absolutely stunning. Not only is it beautifully made and soft to the touch, it’s appropriate for the entire fall season! It’s just now getting cool in my neck of the woods, so I can’t wait to layer this dress with some tights and a long sleeved shirt. Both of my girls remarked how “twirly” the skirt is (a very important feature when you are 4 and 1/2 years old), and Caroline absolutely adores the pockets on the front (we’re kind of obsessed with pockets on everything right now).[more ...]

3 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

November 11th, 2015 Tags: decorating family holidays tips
3 Ways to Prep Your Home for ThanksgivingThis shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Happy Thanksgathering #CollectiveBias I love the holidays. From October to February, our house feels like one big celebration that never ends! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, our anniversary, the girls’ birthday…see what I mean? SO many fun celebrations to be had! The Thanksgiving season has a special place in our hearts because it is truly the one time of year where every single member of our family makes an effort to come together.[more ...]

Coming Soon: Finding Dory

November 10th, 2015 Tags: at the movies disney opinions
Finding Dory PosterOk, ok. I know I’ve been inundating you with animated movies lately, but I just can’t let this one pass by without saying something!“Finding Dory” will be in theaters NEXT JUNE!!! Can you believe it?! I am so, so, so, so excited for this sequel! I remember watching The Ellen Show a few years back when she began to lobby for some more Dory in all of our lives and thinking, “If anyone can get this movie made, it’s this lady.” And here it is![more ...]

A Giveaway with The Good Dinosaur and MomCo

November 6th, 2015 Tags: at the movies family giveaway mom life
Giveaway with MomCo and #GoodDinoI’ve been blogging about Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film “The Good Dinosaur” a lot lately, and for good reason! It’s coming to theaters SOON (as in November 25 soon)! I can’t wait to see it, and my girls are just as excited as I am about it, and I know this will be another memory making opportunity for us as an entire family. Speaking of memory making opportunities, have you heard of MomCo? I’ll admit when I first heard about it I was intrigued. I wish something had existed like this 2 years ago when I was brand new to Birmingham and didn’t have many social outlets.[more ...]

How to Prep for Date Night

November 5th, 2015 Tags: makeup mom life style tips
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeHealthyForEveryPartOfLife #CollectiveBias
Date Night. That ever elusive beast that can’t seem to be caught in the early years of childrearing. We’ve taken our date night by the reigns in more recent years, and I truly believe it is something you must add to your routine to keep your marriage going strong. I love my children, but I loved my husband first, and I believe you can only be an effective parent if the both of you are on the same team.[more ...]