TOMS for Valentine's

From the tiniest gals to the fully-grown, TOMS always has a lot of cute shoes and accessories perfect to give (or get) for Valentine's Day. 

With every product your purchase,

TOMS will help a person in need. One for one. 


ban.do for The Gym

I'm one of those people who has/will always hate anything to do with the gym, working out, sweating, etc. Any little motivation or inspiration is not only wanted, but completely necessary. These super cute workout accessories from ban.do almost makes me want to run out and burn some calories right now. Almost. 

We all need that pizza bag in our life!


Perfectly Posh Giveaway

Last week, I shared that my cousin is selling Perfectly Posh and now I'm totally addicted. My mom was hosting an online party with her, so I quickly sent in my second order. I just got my shipment in, so I've barely even had time to open all these goodies. I have, however, stuck them all underneath my nose and breathed in deep. It all smells so good y'all.

I want to share some Posh love with you all, so I've put together this little bundle/sample pack to give away to not one, but two of my readers! I'll be sending the two winners a Hoku Kukui Island Delight chunk sample, two Amaaazing Fresh Mint & Wild Honey bath bombs, Apricots overnight moisturizing face mask sample and a full Santa Cool vanillamint chunk (which is now unavailable because they sold out so quickly after the holidays).

The contest runs from now until February 1, 2016. I'll select the two winners and have these goodies sent your way just in time to feel Perfectly Posh for Valentine's Day. U.S. residents only. 

Good luck, friends!


Continental Avenue Bridge

When my cousins visited not too long ago, I took them to check out a place I hadn't been able to visit yet myself: the Continental Avenue Bridge. It's a perfect little park area with great trails, pretty views and fun activities for the kiddos. 

On our way to the bridge, we stopped by Joy Macarons in Bishop Arts. The girls had never had macarons before, so I took them to the best Dallas has to offer! We got a variety of flavors and colors to try out. They were delicious, as always. 

We definitely need to go back on a less-gloomy day when there's some sunshine to be seen. Continental Avenue Bridge has one of the very best views of our city skyline. Can't wait to see it again. 

Have a great Monday!


Oh Joy! For Baby

I don't have any kiddos, but that doesn't mean I don't melt at one look of baby booties. Something about making things tiny-sized makes it the cutest thing in the world, no matter what it is! After having a new baby of her own, Joy (from one of my favorite sites Oh Joy!) has created the most colorful and cute collection for Target. I kept thinking, "Could we make some of these in adult-size too?" 

Swaddles | Diaper Bag | Crib Bedding | Animal Blankie | Changing Pad | Changing Pad Cover | Plush Blanket | Photo Building Blocks | Animal Blankie 

Swaddles | Diaper Bag | Crib Bedding | Animal Blankie | Changing Pad | Changing Pad Cover | Plush Blanket | Photo Building Blocks | Animal Blankie 

Check out the entire collection on Target.com


Celebrate Colorfully on GWS

I've been reading Green Wedding Shoes faithfully since the very beginning of the amazing wedding blog. I've always had such a love for browsing the ideas, inspiration and styled shoots that they frequently post. Well, now I'm excited to say that one of my favorite people has their very own highlight on my favorite wedding blog. My friend Megan from Celebrate Colorfully had a plan and vision for this amazing wintery-lumberjack styled shoot and the images turned out just perfectly!

photography: A Sea of Love

photography: A Sea of Love

Go check out all the details and the creative folks behind the shoot by visiting the Green Wedding Shoes post for yourself. And if you're needing an excellent planner or beautiful flowers for your upcoming Dallas wedding, be sure to contact the fantastic team at Celebrate Colorfully

Congrats, Celebrate Colorfully!


Weekend Netflix TV Binges

My favorite weekend plans involve my couch, my remote and Netflixing all day. I know that probably makes me sound like the lamest of the lame, but I totally cannot help myself (and don't pretend you've not longed for one of those days, yourself)! Here's some of the shows I choose when I'm home along or with girlfriends: 

girly-netflix-tv-binges

Feeling Funny?

* New Girl - After going through a rough breakup, awkward and upbeat Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three single guys. Together with Jess' best friend, Cece, they bond to form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family.

Jane The Virgin - The daughter of a teen mother, Jane Villanueva grew up determined not to repeat her mom's mistakes. At 23 her life is on track; Jane is studying to be a teacher and engaged to a handsome detective who supports her decision to remain a virgin until marriage. Then a routine clinic visit flips her life upside down.

* Parks and Recreation - Leslie Knope, a midlevel bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse turn an abandoned construction site into a community park. What should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges.

* Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they're well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up.

Feeling Nostalgic?

* A Different World - Denise Huxtable is in "a different world" in this popular "Cosby Show" spinoff. A sophomore, Denise shares her quarters with divorced freshman Jaleesa and naive Maggie, one of Hillman's few white students. Other Hillman students include Whitley, a Southern belle full of attitude; Dwayne, a math major, and his best friend, Ron; and Col. Taylor, aka "Dr. War."

Saved by The Bell - This light comedy focuses on the lives, crushes and pranks of six Bayside High School students. Headed by cutie leader Zach, the six are reminiscent of modern day "Archie" characters, complete with Jughead-like character Screech. Bayside principal Richard Belding tries to keep the gang in check.

* The Wonder Years - "The Wonder Years" tracks life in the turbulent late 1960s and early '70s through the eyes of the increasingly less innocent Kevin Arnold. Narrated by an adult Kevin, the show follows him as he faces first love and the obstacles of life with best friend Paul.

* Friends - Three young men and three young women - of the BFF kind - live in the same apartment complex and face life and love in New York. They're not above sticking their noses into one another's businesses and swapping romantic partners, which always leads to the kind of hilarity average people will never experience - especially during breakups.

Feeling Intense?

Pretty Little Liars - As time has passed since Alison, then the queen bee of the bunch, went missing, Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily have gone on with their lives. As the years go by, each girl finds herself facing a new set of challenges when anonymous text messages from "A" threaten to expose all their secrets -- both old secrets the girls were sure only Alison knew, and newer secrets developed after Alison's disappearance. Who is "A" and how does he or she know the things he or she knows?

* Grey's Anatomy - The medical drama series focuses on a group of doctors at a hospital in Seattle, including several who began their careers at the facility as interns. One of the doctors and the show's namesake, Meredith Grey, is the daughter of a famous surgeon. She struggles to maintain relationships with her colleagues, particularly the hospital's one-time chief of surgery, Richard Webber. 

* Scandal - Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the president, is ready to move on with her life and opens her own crisis-management firm, but she can't seem to shake ties with her past. Olivia's staff includes Quinn Perkins, who has a complicated history, and hacker extraordinaire Huck. As she moves forward it becomes clear that, while her staffers may specialize in cleaning up the lives of other people, they can't seem to do the same for themselves.

Feeling Dramatic?

* Parenthood - The four grown Braverman siblings -- Adam, Sarah, Crosby and Julia -- share the joys, heartaches and headaches of parenthood in their California hometown. As their parents deal with life and marital issues, the four lean on one another while tackling the challenges of modern family life in an updated reimagining of the 1989 film by the same name.

The Fosters - Stef, a dedicated police officer, is in a relationship with Lena. The two have built a close-knit family with Stef's biological son, Brandon, and adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. When Lena meets Callie -- hardened from being in and out of foster homes -- the couple welcome her into their home, thinking it is temporary. Brandon helps Callie navigate the social scene at high school, but her behavior makes Stef and Lena second-guess their decision to help her.

Feeling High School?

* One Tree Hill - Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.

* Friday Night Lights - After being ousted as Dillon High's football coach, Coach Eric Taylor must build a team from the ground up at East Dillon. Eric's wife, Tami, also is challenged in her role as principal at West Dillon. While dealing with issues at their respective jobs, Eric and Tami also face challenges in their family life with teenage daughter Julie.

Gossip Girl - Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

* Maybe you can get your man to watch these with you too! 


Perfectly Posh'in

Near the beginning of the holiday season, my cousin Breanna started her journey as a Perfectly Posh consultant. She gave all us ladies these fragrantly soothing bath salts in our stockings (I got "Snarky Bath") and it was easy to get hooked on Posh from there. I placed my first order not too long after that!

Sometimes it's the little things that make me appreciate a company a little bit more than all the others. Your Perfectly Posh order comes in a box filled with packing peanuts....but, these aren't the wasteful, hazardous peanuts you're used to. 

These peanuts still keep your products safe and sound in the hustle of shipping, but they melt away with drop of water! They are made from corn starch and go right down your drain (not stuck hanging around for years in a landfill somewhere). Once I was "greeted" with this environmentally-friendly idea, I was sold.  

Here's the products that I got in my first order: Amaaazing Fresh Mint and Wild Honey Bath Bomb Bag, Peachy Perfection 'Bless Your Heart' Big Bath Bar and 4 Santa Cool Hip VanillaMint Big Bath Bars. With any order, if you buy 5 products, you get one free and all orders are shipped for $5.00, no matter how much you buy! 

With Posh, a "chunk!" is similar to a bar of soap. Soap that smells amazing, lathers up well and lasts a lot longer than the usual tiny bars we're used to. The "Bless Your Heart" peachy chunk! is currently in my husband's shower because he couldn't resist the scent for himself. If you're at a volleyball tournament or track meet and a coach smells like peaches, that's my man. 

And I may have gone a little crazy, but I ordered FOUR "Santa Cool" vanillamint chunks! #NoRegrets. They were in the "closeout" since Christmas was over and I had a feeling they would be gone soon. I was so right! Maybe they'll come back next year? *crosses all the fingers* I'm a minty-fresh feen. Adding in "vanilla" is just a cherry on top!

I don't keep any secrets about my current obsession with bath bombs, so I had to make sure to add a bag of those in with my order as well. Again, I'm drawn in to any mint product, so I had to go with the Fresh Mint and Wild Honey. 👍

There are many different ways to be a part of Perfectly Posh. You can be a consultant, like my cousin Breanna), a customer (who buys fun things for herself and others), a party-hoster (like my mom) or a frequent customer who refers others (and gets major perks...like I'm doing)! 

If you ever want to place an order with Posh, be sure to check out with my cousin Breanna (ID: 37883) as your consultant. Let me know if you decide to treat yourself and are perfectly posh'in too!


DIY Modern Mobile

While my cousins were visiting a couple weeks ago, I finally got to put together a DIY project I'd be wanting to try for such a long time: Making a mobile. Not a baby mobile, though. Just a decorative modern mobile that anyone can have in their home!

diy-modern-magazine-decor-mobile

If you're a bit of a craft-supply collector, like myself, you'll probably have all of these supplies around your home. Here's what you need: embroidery hoop | magazine clippings | fishing line | liquid glue | circle punch (like this one). Sizes and amounts are up to you!

1. Punch many circles from magazine pages that fit your color scheme (we went with reds, yellows, blues and neutrals to match my cousin's bedroom). Don't shy away from different patterns and shades! 2. Cut fishing line pieces the length you'd like your mobile to be. 3. Tie those pieces onto your embroidery hoop at one end. Be sure to double-knot! 4. Tie additional fishing line at both ends to create the top hanging piece. 

5. Once all your lines are tied around the hoop, the gluing begins. Take two circles, add a little glue and sandwich around the loose fishing line pieces. 5. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Be sure to try to be more random with your placement and color choices. No patterns or measuring allowed!

This is the perfect project for a gloomy, rainy day.

Let me know if you create your own modern mobile!


Man Cave Update

Not too long ago when we were about to have guests stay with us, I knew the slacking I'd been doing in the man cave just wasn't going to cut it anymore. I still had unfilled frames and Christmas gift boxes and wrapping were still strewn about. It was a hot mess for sure. I finally got myself together and dare I say finalized the room once and for all? Yeah, right!

The newest addition to the room is our North Texas flag! No man cave would be complete without a big nod to our college and meeting place, so that's now taken over the futon area. I've also been minimizing on furniture pieces (filing cabinet had to go...it was also not storing anything but Christmas gift bows!) 

The letterman jacket and track photo have moved over to the TV. I had plans of other photos, but it was a whole lot easier to just move those there instead of printing up new things. 

For the first time since we moved in, there is not a blank frame or a I-hope-to-do-this-one-day project. Medals are up, frames are filled, things are organized and I hope it stays that way for while. It's nice to have it all done.