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Saturday, May 30, 2015

What I Wore | Little Black Dress & Premier Designs

Should this post have been up earlier this week? Why of course it should have.
However we had some beautiful weather and my husband was of so... family first,
 even now as I type there's a toddler on my lap and a storm coming down!

As May comes to a close I want to thank Crystal with Premier Designs again for sharing all of her beautiful jewelry with me. I had so much fun wearing the pieces I've shared and I look forward to doing more business with you and featuring more jewelry as I purchase pieces here and there!
Thank you Crystal!

Onto this week's 'What I wore' ...
Everyone should own a little black dress and this one was gifted to me by my Mom.
I love that it's light, flowy, came with a belt (not pictured) and has an 'aztec' cut out print on the whole thing over a silky material.

For the jewelry part of this outfit I kept it super simple,sometimes less is enjoy this layered, turquoise necklace from Premier, It's such a bold, beautiful,versatile piece.

Dress: Walmart
Necklace: Premier Designs
Shoes: Marshalls

pleated poppy

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gillespie Dancing | Book Review

A few months ago I was offered the opportunity to receive a children's book in the mail to share on my blog and review.

Gillespie Dancing by Tina Streeter

This is the colorful and creative story of Mr. and Mrs. Dancing, who were so tickled to find out they were going to have a baby boy that they almost forgot they would have to name him! Kids will love to find out their unconventional method for choosing a name and families will come together around the great cast of characters. Energized by Daphne Williams' bright and vibrant illustrations, the story captures a strong sense of what family means, which will be reaffirming and inspiring to children whether they come from a large family or are the only child. The way this family celebrates together is a good way of conveying to children the value in sharing joy with those closest to you. Tina Streeter, Gillespie's author, based the story on the birth of her nephew Avery- the first boy born into the family in 23 years. She is the proud mother of adult twin daughters, two sons-in-law and two beautiful grandsons. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas and knows a thing or two about family and dancing for joy.

My son and I enjoyed this book, I read the book before sitting down with him and thought it was adorable.
Tina did a wonderful job on her first Children's book and was so kind to share it with us.

My son is only a year old so it was a little long for him but if you're child is older with a little more attention span this book would be a fun read,  as mentioned in the description it was fun to read the way they decided on the name Gillespie. I also love how family oriented the book is, as we also used family names for our first son.  The entire book had such a fun, upbeat and happy theme.

Find Tina's book on Amazon and if you don't have a child, might I recommend buying it and donating it to your local School or Public library?

Let us know if you read it! 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Marshmallow Fruit salad

Recently we acquired a large amount of strawberries. 

Our grocery store had them marked WAY down so I bought a large container ... followed by my mother in law giving us TWO more containers only a few days later. We had to act fast on these so they wouldn't go bad. So I got to thinking a delicious and healthy snack. This snack does have a lot of fruit so maybe eat it in the morning or right after a work out.

Marshmallow fruit salad
I know what you're thinking...healthy marshmallows?

We recently discovered a company called Walden Farms. Walden Farms puts out products that are calorie free, fat free, gluten free & sugar free. They have a large variety of dressings,  barbecue sauces dips and syrups. So far we've tried quite a few of their products and liked them. 

One of the dips is called Marshmallow Dip. Sugar, gluten, calorie and fat free.
(Go ahead, read it again)

Here's the details:

3 strawberries
1 cutie ( small orange)
1 apple (small)
1 tbs of marshmallow dip

Mix together gently in bowl and enjoy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What I Wore | Spring Maxi

Who doesn't love a maxi? This one is silky, open back and even in the summer feels cool.
A maxi paired with my favorite Premier Designs earrings and a necklace kept this look simple, but added color and completed the outfit. You'll notice a different necklace towards the bottom, I couldn't decide on just one!

Necklace (both):  Premier Designs
Earrings: Premier Designs
Jacket: JCpenney
Dress: Thrift but Old Navy
Shoes: Marshalls

pleated poppy

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Summer Bucket List

This year I feel like our sweet boy is old enough to actually enjoy Summertime,
after all he LOVES to be outside like Mommy and Daddy!

To me, Summer has already we can start checking things off this list ASAP.

On my list:
Zoo- Any type, petting, drive through.. doesn't matter!
Hiking- Preferably not too high, and not too hot! (haha)
Splash Pad- How fun would this be?!
Camping - I have a few spots picked out, we'll see which one we pick!
Baseball game - Houston, San Antonio, Round Rock, Arlington, doesn't matter to me.
Library - Let's get to reading this summer, on a blanket perfect?!
Playground - Can't ever go wrong here!
Picnic with friends - Who knows if the kids would sit and eat but it could be fun!
Swim Party - We'll blow up the pool, bring your suits!
Charity Event- There are always opportunities to go show support in South Texas.
Race - I'd love to run a race with my guys and/or friends, no paint or glow though.. one is too messy and one is past my bedtime!
Beach - Nothing more to say!
Ice Cream- Tuesday nights Baskin Robins has family night, cheap family date.
Popsicles on the Patio - with Mom and Dad or friends, we'll make 'em just show up!

What is on your bucket list this summer?!
I'm sure mine will get longer!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Featured Friend | Premier Designs Crystal

This month I've mentioned a FEW times and will mention a FEW more about a sweet lady I met, Crystal.

Crystal has a passion for people and is so sweet.
I was looking for sponsors and Crystal was that answer.

She showed up with a HUGE trunk of jewelry, Premier Designs jewelry.
She opened the trunk and said "Have fun!".. not only did I have fun going through it but so did my toddler. This jewelry is DURABLE, gorgeous and so versatile. While my son scooped it up with his toy shovel, put on a few bracelets (too smart!) and played with it, Crystal helped me pair pieces and show me all the ways the  necklaces could be worn.
From clip on pieces, to necklaces being braided the options are endless.

I was able to put together 5 outfits with this jewelry and have a necklace on the way that I can't wait to share.
Thank you Crystal for being such a blessing, sharing your passion and sharing your jewelry. It was a pleasure working with and meeting you,
here's to a new friendship!

Check out Crystal's online catalog & her facebook .

"I started selling Premier Designs jewelry about three years ago as a way to make a little extra pocket money for my family. I've stayed because I found a community of women who build each other up and support each other for the glory of God. I am proud to be YOUR Cibolo jewelry lady!"
- Crystal with Premier Designs 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What I wore | Casual 'Mom' outfit

As I mentioned last week,
I recently made a new friend named Crystal & she was generous enough to share her collection of Premier Designs jewelry with me.

This week I'm sharing my casual // mommy // playdate outfit.
When you're chasing a toddler in this Texas heat staying cool, modest and in cute clothes can be a challenge!

Hope you like it!

Necklace: Premier Designs
Bracelets: Premier Designs
Top: Yardsale
Shorts: Walmart
Shoes: Walmart

I absolutely loved the pieces I picked out this week. The watch was my favorite!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Trendy Toddler | Neon

I am your typical mom,
obsessed with my son,
taking pictures of him all day, everyday
and love shopping for him!
With that said I am hoping to start a new link up on Thursday's where we share our Trendy Toddlers!

This week I'm sharing my new favorite outfit that my son has..

Top: Carter's (Burlington)
Shorts: Carter's (Burlington)
Shoes: Carter's (Burlington)
Sunglasses: Target

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What I Wore | Casual Date Night

Hey Yall!
This week I am really excited to get in on an outfit post. I love my summer wardrobe and have waited all winter to be able to share some 'what I wore' posts. We also have a sponsor this month. 

Crystal with Premier Designs was so kind to share her TRUNK of jewelry with me, a girl's dream right? So for the month of May I will  posting to share how I paired her jewelry with my 
clothes/style.  Crystal was so sweet.

Now onto my outfit! It was hard to chose which piece because there were soooo many beautiful pieces (& so little time). I love the watch and necklaces especially, the pendant necklace is actually labeled 'Avery'..what a coincidence. 

This is what I would wear on a casual date night, a nice restaurant with a patio and my sweet husband would be so ideal!

Earrings: Premier Designs
Necklaces: Premier Designs

Bracelets: Premier Designs
Top: Walmart
Shorts: Academy
Shoes: Marshalls

Which piece is your favorite?!