Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fall Fashion Galore

Happy Hump Day, Friends!

I can't get over the weather!  It's been simply amazing here in Texas.  I've had not only the heater on in my car but the seat warmers too.  Nothing makes me happier than those seat warmers. 

Nordstrom reached out and asked if I'd share a few more FALL FAVORITES with you.  My whole intention was to show a couple new things I've seen that I like, BUT when I started searching Nordstrom's website I just couldn't quit!  FALL goodies galore!  And just like always Nordstrom makes shopping online at home in my pajamas so stinkin' easy!  Free shipping and free returns are my love language.

You should grab a coffee or a couple tacos with guacamole depending on what time you read this.  :)

First, let me tell you the lighting was weird because it was BRIGHT while I was taking pictures.  I'm sporting day four hair.  Yes, day four.  By the end of these pictures my hair was a HOT MESS.  And Britt joins me in several pictures so there are moments of us both making silly faces.  #keepingthebabyhappy

Now let's talk about this sweatshirt poncho.  (Because of the extra fabric under the arms, it felt like a poncho to me but it's a sweatshirt.)  It's super comfy, can be dressed up or dressed down, and is perfect for FALL in Texas.  I paired it with these jeans (true to size) and these booties (you can't see just yet-I'd size normal.  Reviews say to size up, but when I sized up they were too big.  I'd say true to size.)

You can see the wine booties a little better in this one. 

This fleece top was SO cozy.  I spotted this in the store and sized up just because I wanted it a little on the loose side as opposed to small.  This has a hoodie and can be worn with workout leggings, jeans, or any pants for that matter.

I also spotted this cute scarf in the store, but it's MIA online at the moment.  I'll continue checking to add it to this post.

It's no secret I'm a fan of a poncho/cape and this plaid one is no exception.

I wanted you to see it's more like a cape than a poncho.  It doesn't go over your head, but is cut to be worn like a poncho.

This twist front top is a super, cozy fleece and comes in a variety of colors.  I'd recommend sizing up if you're long-waisted.  I didn't size up and the twisted part of the shirt was pretty short.  With a cami, it's super cute though!

This satin maroon top will get you in the holiday spirit a bit early.  It has a fun sleeve and was paired with these jeans and booties.

This tie front cozy fleece top was just that-crazy cozy.

I've got a thing for leopard so this cardigan spoke to me.  I actually think my hair was trying to talk back.  hahaha!  (What is happening to my hair?!  And why didn't I notice?!)

I wanted you to see the cardigan colors up close.  It's a brown/olive green with navy and blue leopard spots.

This black v-neck sweater is at a great price point and can be worn alone or layered all fall/winter long.

I paired it with this cute plaid scarf for another look.  And you can see the wine booties a little better here.

This sweater is a thinner, softer material but again-great price and can layer or wear it alone.

I love a boyfriend style plaid top.  This one is business in front and party in back.

Check out that ruffle.  :)

Whew!  That's all I have for you today.  A big THANK YOU to Nordstrom for teaming up today.  And I hope you guys found a little fall inspiration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  You can shop everything I highlighted in this post here...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday Talk-Bible Study Help

Hey Friends!

Happy Tuesday!

The weather has cooled off a bit this week and we're so very thankful.  It feels like FALL here in Texas.  

It's the third Tuesday of the month so Ashley and I are TALKING today.  We'd love for you to join us.  :)

We've been chatting all year long.  In case you missed any, we've talked...

We've covered a HOT, RANDOM MESS of topics.

Today, I'm really hoping for your input.  I know this can be a bit of a private subject, but Tab and I have been trying to figure out how to help our older kiddos with establishing their own quiet time.  In college, I remember seeing those friends who clearly had a very well established quiet time routine long before being out on their own.  They didn't waver in their commitment even in college with late nights and early wake-ups.  I'd love to instill that in my children as well.  

Here are my questions...

*Do you do this with them or have them do it alone?

*Do you encourage them to do it at night?  Morning?  After school?

*Do you guys have any great studies you recommend doing with kiddos ages 7-9?

I'd love for us all to do something on our own but get together a few times a week to discuss.  So far we've always done it together...with Bowen and even Britt.  (My big kids both have devotionals but not any sort of study.)  It's distracting and we tend to water it down so Bowen understands what we're talking about.

I know each kiddo is different, but I'd love to hear what has worked for you in the past.  (Or maybe what's working right now.)

Again, I'd love ANYTHING you have to offer!  (And maybe a few other readers would as well.)

Thanks in advance, ladies!  Please add your blog to the link-up to join the fun! 


Monday, October 16, 2017

Saturday's Coming

Are you a football fan?  If so, do you have a favorite team?

Here in our house we watch a lot of football.  We cheer for all the Big 12 teams, our alma mater-Arkansas State, and if you're Tab you'll watch practically ANY game that's on.  I'm adding a new favorite to this list...The University of Iowa.

I think I've mentioned before that I like football, but I'm an even bigger fan of College Game Day on ESPN Saturday mornings.  It's a pre-game broadcast show that's live in a big college match-up town each week.  They talk all kinds of stats but they also share some heartfelt stories.  A few weeks ago, the kiddos and I were watching and they shared the story about the new tradition at the University of Iowa.  After the first quarter of the game, the fans all turn and wave at the children and families' watching from The Children's Hospital.  If you haven't seen it, you need to go watch this segment.

I was bawling in my coffee and I looked over at Ebby Lee and she was doing the same thing (just minus the coffee).   What a story!  And what a way for those families to feel some Hawkeye love.

The seventeen-year-old in the video, Daxon, really touched my heart.  Can you imagine being in a hospital room slowly checking off the days and just not having much to look forward to?  All week long he has his mind set on-Saturday coming.  He looks forward to this wave from the Iowa faithful during Hawkeye home games on Saturdays.

It immediately made me think of these verses...

"Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness."  2 Peter 3:11-13 (The MSG)

As Christians we're supposed to be living our lives with eternity in the forefront of our minds.  Sometimes with the busyness of everyday life, all the sports' practices, and all the laundry, I forget to do that.  So I'm speaking to myself just as much (if not more) as I am to you.  :)

I hope we can all be encouraged today to do just that...remember heaven's coming.

And maybe this weekend we can all cheer just a bit for those Hawkeyes.  They definitely gained a little piece of my heart.

Thanks for letting me share with you today.