Happy Friday, friends!!! I hope you had an awesome week! My kids are officially on Spring Break and I’m so excited to spend the week with them.
As of today, Joseph and I are going to do our best to truly be “on vacation” and really focus on our family. I’ll be on Instagram here and there, but as far as the blog, I’m going to pause it until Monday, April 12th while I hang with my crew.
But before I go, I’m linking up with Erika and Andrea for Friday Favorites! Let’s do this!
We finally got to hold the newest member of our crew!! Y’all, Luka is the sweetest baby!
I always love sharing products with you that I love. I especially love finding affordable options and these two are currently some of my faves.
Last Friday I shared these leggings and told you how much I love them!
Well, I bought them in a different color and y’all! I love them, too! These were only $26!
Seriously, if you are looking for an affordable alternative for leggings I recommend you try these.
I’ve been eyeing these sandals for spring/summer. When I saw that they were on sale, I decided to finally click add to cart!
I LOVE them!
And last, but definitely not least….
Today is Good Friday and I couldn’t go without mentioning it. It’s the day that we remember the sacrifice that Jesus paid for us. My relationship with Jesus is the most important thing in my life.
He is the reason I can get through the good and the bad days. If you’ve never placed your trust in Him or if you have any questions, I would love to talk with you. Send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or a direct message on Instagram.
If you are looking for a Good Friday Service, we will be watching online, here. And if you need an Easter service to watch online, here’s a link.
I pray that this Easter weekend will be like no other. I pray that you will be able to feel the love that Jesus showed for us the day He took our place on the cross. I pray that if you are in the middle of a crazy season, that you will choose to trust in Him.
I hope you have an amazing day and week!! Happy Spring Break, friends! I’ll see you back here on April 12th!
If you know me, then you know I am a devout Lululemon fan. So when these leggings were being compared to their Align leggings, I had to see for myself.
Y’all! I love them! They have the buttery soft feeling and for true to size. I did read in the reviews that if you wanted a little more compression to size down. I stuck to my normal size and have been very pleased. I’ve already bought them in another color!
Wednesday evening, Mackenzie was asking about waking up early to do her quiet time. I told her that she could do it at night instead of waking up earlier. She already wakes up at 6 am.
Yesterday morning, around 5:45 am, I heard footsteps coming down the stairs. I looked back and it was my sweet bug coming over to join me and do her quiet time.
So many times as a parent, we wonder if they are listening to us. But yesterday reminded that they are watching us and sometimes our actions are louder than words.
When I shared this pic on my Instagram, y’all asked me what she was using for her quiet time.
Hi, friends! I am a little late getting this post together. We overslept this morning and then I had an early meeting in Suwanee. So needless to say, our morning was a blur! But, thank goodness it’s Friday right?! I hope y’all had a great week!
As always, on Fridays, I’m linking up with Erika and Andrea for Friday Favorites!
The real estate market is so crazy right now. This past weekend, we worked all weekend. Showing houses to clients and writing offers. Right now every offer we write is going up against multiple offers from other buyers.
You have to have representation more than ever right now, and I know I may be bias but our team is pretty amazing! This weekend, Joseph and I were able to get two of our clients under contract. We went up against multiple offers on both, but we were able to advise and negotiate and win!
This year, I’m hoping to work with more sellers and buyers. I normally only take on one or two here and there because I do more of the marketing and operations. But this year, I want to dive in a little more.
So if you are in the market to buy and/or sell, give me a call! I would love to represent you and help you on your home journey.
On Sunday, we went to brunch in Athens and had Joseph take this pic. I just love downtown Athens! I really love this sweatshirt I bought at Target recently. It comes in so many different colors. It’s lightweight and can be worn with jeans or shorts. You can view all of the details, here.
Monday at practice, Mackenzie ran up to me and brought me a flower. It took me back to when she was in elementary school and would pick flowers during recess, put them in her pocket and give them to me after school. Gosh, I love her so much!!! You can read the post I did on Instagram, here.
Happy Friday my awesome friends! I hope you’ve had an incredible week. And if you’re week hasn’t gone so great, I pray that today will be better.
This week was a tough one for me. I learned that I’m thankful for friends who step in and a husband who knows when you are crashing down.
This week I was also reminded that no matter how bad we may think we have it, there’s always somebody who has it way worse. And that even in the midst of pain and trouble, we can keep a mindset of gratitude and joy. And the only way that I can even do that is because of Jesus. He is where the joy is!
Today I’m linking up with Andrea to share our Friday Favorites for the week. Let’s get started, shall we?!
Last Sunday, we went to church and then to visit our friend’s property to see the progress on their house that they are building.
Afterwards, we went to lunch and then Mackenzie finally got to go to the range with her daddy and hit golf balls.
She was so excited! She asks to go play every time Joseph and Jojo play, but she needs to learn the game a bit better. She starts lessons next week and I can’t wait to see how it goes.
A couple of weeks ago, I ordered some pieces from Walmart’s new clothing line, Free Assembly. So far, I give them all a thumbs up!
This skirt is probably my favorite of all of the items I purchased. Skirts are normally to long because I’m short. This one is the perfect length and gives me the ability to wear it with flats or sneakers.
I loved this entire outfit and I for sure will be wearing it on repeat this spring! You can dress it up with heels, wedges, sandals. You can also wear it with a white tee and a denim jacket or a graphic tee. There is so much you can do!
Next up, this shirt dress. It is $18 and I really liked it. I wish that I would’ve sized down as the fabric seemed to stretch some as the day went on. I received so many compliments on this dress. It’s lightweight and can definitely be a transitional piece in your wardrobe. If you need another layer, you can throw on a denim jacket or cardigan.
I’m also loving my gold bracelet stack. I purchased these at different places and one of them was a gift. But I linked similar items, here.
I am loving this trend! Local ladies, Polished Chic sells similar ones. They have necklaces, too!
I love beauty products, but they can be quite expensive. So I love finding affordable alternatives that I can purchase at my local drugstore or at Ulta. Sadly, sometimes affordable means the quality isn’t great. So when I find a product that I love, you better believe I’m going to share.
I’ve always loved the NYX Cosmetics lip glosses. I was out of setting spray while we were in Hilton Head a couple of weeks ago. We were at Target and this one was in a display. I’ve used it now for over a month and love it. I also notice that less makeup gets on my mask when I use this.
I hope you’ve had an amazing week. Mine has been overwhelmingly crazy, but that’s ok. Life is just going to be a bit crazy around here for a little while.
So let’s do this, y’all! Friday Favorites with Andrea and Erika. Are you ready?
Oh! First things first though. I want to wish my little sister a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
We love you and hope you have the BEST day!!
And now onto my faves….
He will hate me if he knows I shared this with y’all, but Jojo got braces this week!
I’m so excited for him! I don’t know why, but he looks so grown up with braces.
I am loving this dress from Target. When I saw it, the color of it just made me happy and I had to buy it.
I shared on an Instagram reel how to wear it three different ways. Which one is your favorite?
Also, Target shared my pic on their website!!
Soooo cool right?!
This hat has been my most purchased shared item this week!
Isn’t it adorable?! I don’t really love baseball…but I do love animal print and ball caps. Maybe I’ll finally make it longer than three innings at a ballgame this year.
I ordered a couple of things from Walmart and so far I’ve been so pleased. This dress is comfortable and so perfect to transition I to spring. It is true to size, but I think I may size down if I buy another color. I just want a more fitted fit.
I also loved this tee. It’s the perfect length. You can wear it casually with jeans and sneakers or dress it up with a cardigan and some cute booties. You can also wear it with a pair of Jean shorts. So many options!
Walmart for the win!
Mix and Match Mama recommended this book and after I read her review, I had to buy it. I’m only a couple chapters in and I totally get why Shay said this may be her most favorite faith-based book ever. Soooo good, y’all! It’s all about realizing that we can’t have it all under control.
And for a control freak like me, this book is exactly what I need. Thank you Shay, for the recommendation and review!!
Also, I am LOVING these two songs.
They’ve been on repeat. Such a good reminder that God rights our battles.
I hope y’all have a great Friday and an amazing weekend!!!
I hope you had the best week! I hope that you saw God in all of the moments of your life. I hope that He comforted you in your time of need and that His peace overwhelmed your soul this week. God is good, friends. In all the moments of our lives, He is there, orchestrating every single detail.
If you’ve had a rough week, take a deep breath in and out and release it to Him. Choose this morning to have a good day. Fight the enemy. Don’t let his lies take anymore headspace. Turn on the worship music. Open His Word. Fill your mind with His truth.
In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable. Philippians 4:8
It’s Friday and you know what that means, Friday Favorites link-up with Erika and Andrea. Here are my favorites for the week!
This last weekend, we celebrated Jojo turning 14. I’m still in shock that he’s actually 14 and headed to high school in July 😭.
On Monday, I took him to his first golf match. Totally out of my comfort zone to be on a golf course by myself driving a golf cart. But I loved it! Love watching him do what he loves and work hard at it.
Jojo is a great kiddo. And I know that I brag on him all the time. But I do want to say this, he’s definitely not perfect. Currently our struggle with him is making him realize that he has to contribute to the household. He’s in charge of taking out the trash and the bins to the curb once a week. And for some reason, he feels like he shouldn’t have to do it. He thinks we should do it because we are the adults 😳. Ummm, yeah. That conversation didn’t go so well this morning, ha!
So there you go, we are all raising kiddos who talk back and don’t want to do chores. But if we don’t teach them, how will they learn?
I want my kids to realize that nothing is free. We are not entitled to anything and everything we have is because we work super hard every single day.
It’s a hard lesson to teach. But if we are consistent and patient. Ugh. Patience. So hard right?! If we do those two things, they will learn. Raise good humans who love the Lord and are kind to others. That’s my goal ❤️.
I’ve been eyeing the new Lululemon Align pink leggings, but they have been sold out for weeks. I saw these on an Instagram sponsored link from American Eagle and decided to try them.
They were $26 and I actually really like them. My one complaint is that they come up really high. I’m super short and have a short torso so I struggle with high rise leggings. But I folded them down and they were fine. I really love the color.
And since we are talking about my height and short torso, ha! Let me tell you about my jeans! They are from Target. They are $24.99! And they are mid-rise 🙌🏼.
They are true to size and they come in a short length! So I don’t have to fold them up at the bottom. It’s a win-win for this short girl!
I am loving this lipstick by Revlon. I shared it on Wednesday, but I just had to share it again. It’s the perfect shade of nude and it’s moisturizing.
I think you can kind of see the color in this picture.
This Target sweater has been a repeat wear for me. It’s the perfect length. Not super thick and it comes in so many pretty colors. Oh! And, it’s $20!
Look at all the pretty colors! You can totally take these into the spring season. Wear them with jeans or shorts. I think I’m going to get it in the pink!
And that’s all I have this week!
I hope y’all have a GREAT Friday and a wonderful weekend.
Happy Friday!! I hope y’all have had a great week. We are spending our long weekend in Hilton Head with my family!
My mom is amazing at cleaning and organizing so she’s been helping me get the kitchen in order. When I was talking to her about coming down with us, it worked out for not only my sis and her family to come, but my brother and sister in law, too!
Jojo’s birthday is next Friday and ever since he was three years old, Joseph has taken him to an Atlanta Hawks game. As he got older, we would let him bring friends and it’s become a fun tradition.
We weren’t sure if they were going to allow fans this year so we encouraged him to find an alternative. Well….
He asked us to bring him to Hilton Head to play at Harbour Town Golf Links. This course is famous for hosting the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing – South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event. I don’t know much about golf, but apparently it’s a big deal to play here ha!
Well, here we are and today is the day! Not only is Jojo crossing this off his bucket list, his daddy is too! I’m so excited for them!
But anyways! Back to our scheduled program 🤪. I got a little off topic there. It’s Friday and I have a couple of Friday Faves for you. As always, I’m linking up with Andrea and Erika.
Last week I shared with you how I found an awesome deal at TJ MAXX for these adidas shoes!
Today I’m sharing another TWO amazing deals from Marshall’s!
Find you a friend who thinks of you when she comes across an amazing deal! These shoes are regular $108 and she found them for $29.99!
Aren’t they the cutest!! I was so excited! I linked them on my LIKEtoKNOW.it profile. They are regular price, but I linked some from Nordstrom Rack that are also at a great price!
I love a good deal!
Next up, is this Harley Military Jacket by Free People. It is regular $168 and I found it at Marshall’s for $49.99!
I wore it yesterday and love it. You can tell it’s made very well and something that I will have for years. If you are local, I found this one in Commerce!
I love my robe! I’ve had it for a few years and started to notice it was probably time to retire it haha! I wear it every day.
On a quick trip to Target, I skimmed the pajama section and saw that they had these on sale for $25! I just looked and they are still on sale!
They are super soft and cozy. I actually like it better than my old one that was fleece. This one is chenille so it’s not as heavy or hot as my old one.
So for old times sake, let’s bid farewell to my old robe!
And let’s welcome the new!
And for a favorite that you already know, my crew! Life with these five is more than I could ever have dreamed of. Joseph and I went for a walk yesterday and we talked about how much we love that our kids actually enjoy our company!
Our little family is what’s most important. And I pray that as they grow up, they will continue to want to spend time with us. As they get married and have kids of their own, I hope they will always want to come visit us.
A couple of years ago, we went through a crazy season. Our kids were always gone to friends’ houses and always felt the need to have someone with them. Sleepovers aren’t bad, but it had gotten to the point that we never saw our kids. We had fallen out of going to church and God wasn’t a priority.
Our pastor did a sermon series that literally changed our life. We took our family back and we haven’t looked back since! Life is certainly not perfect and we still have hard seasons. But God is our constant and we work hard to keep Him at the center of our lives.
Together is our default and together is the best place to be.
Y’all, I’ve been loving graphic tees! They can get quite expensive though! I’ve found some of the best deals at Target. This one is $14.99. I normally wear a medium for a looser fit, but this one is a large and I think I prefer this size.
This jacket is a constant fave! It’s from Target also and I just found out that they have it in black. It’s super soft and warm. You can wear it with jeans or leggings.
And that’s all I have for today!! I’m so thankful for you all. You read my posts and you’re always so encouraging!
Happy Friday, friends!!! I’m a little behind today. We’ve been in Hilton Head working on the house. It’s finally just about finished. All that’s left is the back deck and the new windows and shower doors. We are hopeful that it’ll all be done by next Tuesday!
Yesterday the boys stayed home and worked on changing out all of the door knobs and hinges while Jackie and I literally shopped until we dropped!
It’s looking so good! Ahhh!! So excited!!
Y’all, it’s Friday and you know what that means…Friday Favorites. As always, I’m linking up with Erika and Andrea.
My favorite thing this week was finally getting to stay at the house in Hilton Head! I always love to come in and start decorating. Jackie and I got a lot done yesterday. Joseph and I are out and about today trying to mark some other items off our list before heading home.
If you are new to my blog, you can read all about our current and previous project, here.
Ok. The second favorite thing of my week was FINALLY getting accepted into rewardStyle! Ahh sooo excited!!
If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you know that I’ve always loved sharing my fun finds with you. From beauty/hair products to outfits and shoes…I love sharing it all. Here are a couple of old pics of me sharing…
My blog has been my main source of sharing, but at the end of last year I started to think about doing it more on my Instagram. And so I set out to do it and be consistent.
Y’all have always been so sweet and anytime I’ve shared something, I’ve had many of you ask for a link. So now I’m excited to have it all in one place for you.
I’ve been so busy with the beach house so I haven’t had a chance to sit and figure it all out. I did, however, set up my profile and I am going to start adding some previous pics and links.
Thank you all for always supporting me and being so encouraging to me! I can’t wait to see where this new path takes me!
I won a Target gift card from an awesome giveaway and I knew immediately what I was buying.
This jacket! It’s so soft, cozy and feels like a designer item. You can find the link, here!
Y’all. I love a good deal and this next favorite was one!
Every time I’ve tried to buy these, they’ve been completely sold out. I was in TJ Maxx the other day looking for a bed spread for our guest bedroom and decided to stroll through the shoes. Sitting on the top shelf were these beauties! And guys, they are regular $85 and I found them for $45!! Seriously, what a deal!!
If you’re interested in them and don’t mind paying the regular price, I’ve linked them here. I would pay the regular price! They are really good shoes.
I was completely out of my setting powder and saw where one of my favorite bloggers shared this one.
It’s by Laura Mercier and I love it. Setting powder is a lightweight loose powder that blends effortlessly to set makeup for up to 16 hours of wear and reduce shine for 8 hours.
I was so exited about my find and so I called my sister to tell her because she loves make up. She, of course, already knew how amazing it was. It made me happy that she loved it because she never steers me wrong when it comes to beauty products.
My setting powder lasts me a long time. You don’t need a whole lot each time! Here’s the link to shop.
Alright babes, that’s all I have today! I’m sorry that I’m a bit behind today posting my post. It’s been busy, busy today!!
Also, white pants are my fave. I wear them during all the seasons. I especially love wearing them with a neutral color sweater.
These are from gap and I’ve had them for years. I am currently on a hunt for some new ones so if you have any recommendations, send them my way!
Ok, y’all probably already know this because I’ve talked about it allllll week. But my favorite thing about this week was going to Hilton Head Island to check in on the progress of our house. I just can’t get over how beautiful it looks!
You can read an update and see our previous property transformation that we did this summer here.
This is my favorite gadget this week. The couch in my keeping room was looking so blah with all those annoying fuzzies.
I don’t know why I waited so long to finally get one of these, but y’all. I wish I had a before and after of my couch. It gave it a total face lift, ha!
I am loving this lipstick. I love a neutral color lipstick and found it while browsing through the cosmetic section at Walmart while I was waiting on Jojo’s prescription.
It’s a pretty color and I love that it’s got more or a glossy finish. I normally have to apply lipgloss over my lipstick and I didn’t have to do that with this one.
Make sure to keep an eye on my Instagram stories. I’m going to show you the color on me when I get ready for the day!
And finally…have you jumped on the Carhartt beanie train? I was hesitant because errrbody was doing it and honestly I didn’t know what the big deal was haha!
Annnd it’s ok, ha!
I did get to thinking though, who starts these trends anyway? Like who got up one day and said, I’m going to buy a $16.99 Carhartt beanie and did they realize that eeerrrbody was going to follow 😆🤪🤣.
Have you ever bought something just because everybody was buying it?!
Alright, y’all. I’m out. I hope you have an AWESOME weekend and I’ll see you back here next week!
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Can we talk about shackets??? Anyone else loving this fashion trend?
Wal-Mart seriously has the BEST ones! And y’all, they are $14.98!! Here’s the link!
I’m telling you, you will not regret it! They are so soft and warm.
Yesterday on my Instagram, I shared a quick makeup routine video. I literally had 10 minutes to get ready so I stepped out of my comfort zone to show you how I apply a quick face. Here’s the link to watch.
And here are all the products I used. Some of the products are older so I linked some that are similar.
Anyone else love pinks and reds??? I LOVE how my mani turned out. It’s perfect for V-day!
These sneakers are in my list of favorites, too! I love the platform version because let’s face it, this girl needs all the help I can get in the height department.
Oh and speaking of pinks and reds, I had breakfast with a sweet friend yesterday and she surprised me with this super cute coffee mug.
Y’all know my love for mugs!
And babes, that’s all I have this week. Next week, Joseph and I are headed to check on our beach house in Hilton Head. They are just about finished with all of the renovations and I can’t wait to see it in person.