Monday, July 16, 2018

Catching Up

Happy Monday, Friends!

The kiddos and I left early this morning for a road trip to Missouri to see the family.  Why do nine hours in the car feel so much longer than nine hours with Bravo on my couch?  hahaha!

It's been a long time since I've shared a little I-Phone dump of pictures for you, so I thought it was time.  :)

A few weeks ago we showed up to Nixon's flag football game and they were short one player.  Well, guess who got to fill in?  That's right.  Bowen Slaughter stepped up as CENTER of their little team.  He did great!  I was so proud of him.  And he did it all wearing Natives, ladies.  #skills

One of Bowen's friends was sitting near me and I heard him tell his dad, "Well, no one is pulling Bowen's flags".  ha!

He's growing up right before my eyes.

Please note Bowen's "ready" position.

Seriously, proud of this kid.  And now he's dying to play flag football in the fall.  #herewego

Last weekend, we deemed it, "Double Date Night", and headed out to dinner and then a small local concert with the Shull crew.  Something I would tell my younger mama self is to get the sitter, grab some friends, and have a grown-up night out.  We did this when our kiddos were little but not as much as we should have.  Totally worth it!  (And photo credit goes to Shay.)

Recently the kiddos and I had our first majorly LAZY summer day.  We all slept in, did stuff around the house, and headed out to a late brunch around lunchtime.  For some reason, Bowen enjoyed the entire meal in these glasses.

Britt Slaughter does not shy away from the camera.  She saw me take a picture of Bowen and requested one of her own.

I finished this book recently and if you're a reader, stop what you're doing now to order this book.  My Oxford Year was such a well-written book.  You guys know I'm awful at book recaps, so be sure to see what Amazon has to say about it.  My favorite books to read are thrillers because you can't predict on page one what's gonna happen at the end (like typical chick-lit-though I read those too).  This one was definitely chick-lit, but I didn't see it coming...the middle/end was unexpected and I was a big fan!

Due to vacations and holidays, Britt skipped two weeks of speech.  I was a tad nervous about how she'd do when we went back after such a long break.  But she NAILED IT!  We have a long way to go in the speech department, but just last night she said, "Peek-a-boo".  HUGE milestone!

I finally got dressed in something other than a swimsuit/cover-up, which in my world needs to be documented.  The top is from Cassie's line at Nordstrom, (if you don't know what I'm talking about-a fellow blogger from Frisco, Hi Sugarplum, teamed up with Gibson at Nordstrom earlier this season with some of the cutest summer finds...you can see the entire line here) white jeans are as well, and the shoes are Ugg wedges from several years ago.

Ladies' Night Out with some of my favorite girls!

And that about wraps it up...we've been livin' the summer life lately.  Hope you're soaking up every bit of summer as well.

Have a great day!
XO

Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Friends!

We have a pretty low-key weekend {which are often times my favorite kind} before we head to Missouri next week to see the family.  Today, I'm teaming up with Narci and Andrea to share my FRIDAY FAVORITES.

Unless you've been living under a rock, I know you've heard a thing or two about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  ;)  {It's happening NOW for cardholders and the sale goes live to the public on July 20th.} I promise this is not something you're going to hear a ton about over here on my little piece of the internet because I'm not a fashion blogger by any means, but I do enjoy sharing my style with you. I think we've discovered we're all a little nosy and I'm loving taking a peek into everyone's shopping carts!  I thought you might enjoy it too.  So, today I'm covering what I ordered from the sale and some other goodies I have that are worth a mention.

Let's get to it!

I've gotta start with my favorite finds from the sale...
GIRL GOODIES

Did anyone else think they killed it in the girl department this year?


Aren't these cute?  I got Ebby Lee these sneakers for school....glitter, pom poms, AND she can wear them to p.e....sign her up!  :)

You can see all the Anniversary Sale Girl Items here.  I really thought Nordstrom nailed the girl section of the sale!

Now onto beauty...I'd be lying if I said I couldn't have spent my entire sale budget in this category.  You know how I feel about trying all the products. :)  But I practiced self control and only grabbed this set...


Okay, now on to the womens' clothes and shoes!

I remember last year mentioning a couple items that were maybe a bit out of my trend comfort zone, and you guys were encouraging me to go for it.  Well, it happened again.  I'm totally drawn to these funky hem jeans.  I ordered this pair of  regular denim 

and this black pair as well.  I promise to give you my thoughts next week after trying them both on.

This picture is from the sale last year, but I want to report AG's are back!  To be honest, I didn't order another pair because my AG jeans from last year are very similar AND in great shape.  If you're thinking about some designer denim, GET THESE!

Again, this is a picture from the sale last year, but if you don't have a blardigan, stop what you're doing and order now!  This version was new last year and has a hood.  If I'm voting for my favorite version, I'd choose this one.

This long cardigan is on it's way to me right now.  Isn't this one cute?

These Spanx faux leather leggings will be your BFF in your closet.  These are priced so well right now and are super comfy!  Last year, I shared a post featuring several different ways I style my leggings.

This top screamed, "FALL", to me so I had to give it a try.  :)

You girls know I love a jumpsuit so I ordered this one...

and this one.  {I'm thinking I'll pair them with a denim jacket in the fall.}

And I grabbed this top as well. 

Normally, I go crazy in the shoe department, but I only ordered two pairs of shoes this year.  #wellseehowtheyfit



Like I said, I promise to not flood the blog with Nordstrom Sale posts for the next two weeks, but once those items arrive I will let you know what I think.  :)

What'd you order?  Any must-haves you have in your cart or on their way?

Thanks for reading today!  And Happy Friday, Friends!
XO


Thursday, July 12, 2018

My Current Thoughts on Season 20

If you've been reading here a while, then you know in the summer months I'm a HUGE fanatic three days a week watching this show...


I can not hold back my Big Brother thoughts a day longer.

*SPOILER ALERT*
I watched the Big Brother that aired last night and am chatting about it.  If you haven't seen it yet, come back to this post after you watch.

I'm gonna keep my thoughts short and sweet but these are the top FIVE things I want to discuss.

Showmances-Aren't these happening REALLY early in the game?  I'm not sure two showmances have formed before this early in the game EVER.  Do you guys remember?  Does it feel soon to you? And did anyone think Kaitlyn seemed to be a little jealous of the Faysal/Haleigh showmance?

Sam-I felt absolutely AWFUL for her when she had to be the robot.  That was a tough punishment ESPECIALLY the first week in the house!  She owes her remaining time in the house to Tyler and his smooth talking skills.  Right now he seems to be a bit of a puppet master.  Right?  I didn't see that coming!

The Crap Apps-I'm not sure if it shows my sense of humor or makes me sound really lame, but I LOVE those apps.  I thought the Hamazon App was awful in a hilarious sort of way.  I think I've told you before I'm super picky when it comes to meat.  But I'm fairly certain if I was playing that game and had to eat huge shipments of ham, I'd have had to wave the white flag on account of my gag reflex.  And the Yeller last night was hysterical!  I was laughing out loud while I watched him surprise, scream, and annoy Rachel at every opportunity. 

Rockstar-This girl needs MAJOR props for hearing about the backdoor plan AND NOT TELLING A SOUL!  How often does THAT happen during this show?  #notever  I can't blame Haleigh one bit for spilling the beans {it is Big Brother, after all}, but when Rockstar didn't mention it to Faysal and they were in a room alone together...well, I thought it was impressive and deserved a little shout out.

Kaitlyn-I completely understand she wanted to make a BIG move, but am I the only one who thought naming Swaggy as her replacement nominee was a horrible move for her game at this point?  I don't know who is going to want to align themselves with her now?  If I was in her current alliance, I'd be out and if I was in the other alliance, I wouldn't want to pull her to my side.  Now, it must be said that as a fan of the show, I LOVE a big move, but I think she's gonna regret this one.

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That sums up my big points so far.  #iknowtherewillbelotsmore

At this point, I don't have one house guest who's really standing out, but I'd say I'm #teamrockstar after her ability to keep a secret last night.  That was HUGE!

Okay, if you had to vote RIGHT NOW for your favorite house guest, who would you choose?

I'm super pumped to see who goes home tonight...WINSTON or SWAGGY??!  Happy Big Brother Night, Friends!  Thanks for reading!

XO