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Want It Wednesday: Summer Fashion Dupes

Happy Hump Day! Not only are we half way through the week, but we are two days away from the beach and 5 school days away from Summer! That's a lot to look forward to and I've been feeling all of the summer vibes!

Unfortunately, I don't have infinite dollars to spend on everything I want for a heat friendly wardrobe, so I've been on the lookout for dupes wherever I can find them! As of now, the only item on my list that I can't find a cheaper version of is this pair of Marc Fischer Sandals... so if you see anything similar, let me know!
For everything else; I threw together this little info-graphic. If you want to check out any of the pieces just click on the Pictures!

Are there any designer pieces that you have your eye on? I'm happy and willing to do a little dupe hunting!

My Morning Routine : 2018

This post is sponsored by Left Field Farms, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Head HERE to learn more about Left Field Farms!

It's finally Friday and I'm sitting at home in my sweats. While the kids and Jamy are watching the basketball game, I decided to hop on here and check in with you guys! I guess this is what weekends in your thirties look like! 😂

If you are one of my Insta friends, then you probably know we moved in with my mom recently! What's meant to be an interim housing situation has it's perks and set backs. The kids have been in heaven with Nana's home made pancakes every morning. And our dinners have been a million times more nutritious. But, with three adults and two young kids, alone time is scarce and morning routines are getting a little bit of tweaking. 


Previously, I would wake up, quickly get the kids ready and then spend thirty minutes or so at my Vanity. I would use this time to mentally prep for the day, relaxing with my makeup and listening to sermons or podcasts. But, I don't have a vanity (or even any designated "Brittany" space anymore) so things look pretty different now.

FIRST THINGS FIRST: COFFEEOne of the perks of living at mom's is the coffee is already brewed when I wake up. So the only thing holding me back from my caffeine is the 30 seconds it takes to grab a cup and pour in the creamer!

I'll pause for a few seconds here to check emails and social media. Then it's off to the kids' room to start getting them dressed and groomed for school.

MY REFLECTION TIME IS NOW MINIMAL MAKEUP APPLIED OVER THE BATHROOM SINK:Once the kids are dressed Nana takes over with pancake duty and I head to the bathroom for some quick skincare and makeup.

Morning Skincare:
Cleanser
Toner
Moisturizer

For my quick Makeup Routine check out this video!


FINDING QUIET TIME:
With a less inviting place to do my morning routine, I find myself spending less time getting ready which then gives me a few minutes to settle my heart and mind for the day ahead. So, I take those minutes and my coffee to go. It's not quite the same as being alone at my desk, but being on the road with my favorite worship music and the sounds of my sweet kids singing along, is a close second.

All of this is still a work in progress and I'm toying with the idea of waking up earlier so I can have the house to myself... but sleep is precious... so we'll see. If you have any pro tip secrets for how to keep your mornings productive but still relaxed, I would love to know them!
 


P.S. None of this would be possible without my morning coffee! (Jk... sort of 😉) So, I'm super excited to share my favorite Coffee Creamer with you all again! Check out this post to see some of my favorite ways to use it!

You can grab Left Field Farms creamer for yourself at your local Wal Mart for less that $4! And you don't have to sacrifice anything for the price/convenience. Left Field Farms is actually the FIRST national dairy brand to be Non-GMO Project certified. So you can rest assured that your getting nothing but the real deal!

Summer Essentials | The Shirt Dress

I can not believe this month has flown by so fast! Honestly, I've already missed a couple of engagements because I thought we were still in the beginning of April! (Oops! 🙈) In my defense our life is in a major transition right now, so organization is a bit out the window.

Even though the heat hasn't quite hit us yet, you may be looking to purchase some new essential summer pieces for your wardrobe... So I've put together a complete round up of all of my favorite Shirt Dresses. They're the best way to stay cool in the summer heat and they easily transition from running errands to a night out. Just throw on some heels and jewelry.


⇧DAYTIME | NIGHTIME⇩


I already have a couple of these so I'm sure you'll be finding them all over my Insta this summer!
                                                                                                  
CLICK ON ANY DRESS TO SHOP
                                                                                                  

What are you stocking up on this Summer?!

Time: The Best Gift For Mom This Mother's Day

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StyledForSpring #CollectiveBias




There couldn't have been a more perfect time for me to show my mom how grateful I am for her. If you've been watching my Insta stories, then you probably know that I recently moved back in with her!! And I brought along my husband, two small kids and one smelly dog! So, yeah... I think she deserves something nice this Mother's Day and what better gift, than the gift of time!

By giving her time, I mean spending time with her, doing whatever she likes most. Taking a walk down memory lane, reminiscing about all of the time she has invested in making me the woman I am. And of course bringing it all together with an amazing time piece.

(Simply Hover over the photo to Shop her watch!)

Life is sooo hectic lately, there's no better gift than uninterrupted time where I'm not looking at my phone, not thinking about the kids and not rushing off to do the next thing on my schedule. I'm thinking a movie date or mani/pedi. With lots of chocolate, of course!



As a busy mom myself, I don't remember the last time I really sat down to tell my mom how much I appreciate her and how much time she's spent taking care of me, guiding me and now even doing the same of my children. If you know me well, you may know that my home life wasn't always rainbows and sunshine. But, my mom was always there as a beacon of stability and hope. When things were rough we would usually hit the road. Whether it was for ice cream, window shopping or just joy riding, I always found comfort in her company.





Actually, one of the main reasons I love the idea of gifting her an Anne Klein piece is because on one of those very nights escaping to window shop at Macy's, she let me pick out a beautiful new watch that I still have to this day. And it was Anne Klein. I love that now, all of these years later, I was able to go back to that very store and buy one for her. And I know she'll love the elegant and trendy style as well!



Have you planned out what you're getting your mom this Mother's Day yet? How about doing a Time theme like me? I'm sure your mom will love it just as much as mine! Just click HERE to start shopping!

Free Printable/Design For This Hillsong United Shirt (So Will I 100 Billion x)

Happy Friday! Things seem to be moving very fast around here lately, so I wanted to stop in with a really quick post. Last week I posted this shirt on my Instagram Stories and I had a few people ask me how they could get one.


The Backstory: As you know, if you've been on my blog for more than a minute, I struggle a lot with fear and anxiety. And a big part of my healing process has and continues to be learning to trust the Lord more fully. And one song in particular that has really spoken to me in this season is Hillsong United's So Will I (100 Billion x)  From talking to a few of you, I know it means a lot to so many others as well.

If you aren't familiar with the song it is just an extremely beautiful description of the nature of God and who he is to creation and to us.


Recently, I sat down to make prints with some of my favorite lyrics from the song, intending to hang them in my daughter's room. And on a whim, I decided to make something for myself. What better than the world's softest and cutest tee shirt!


For something I threw together on Canva, I was pleasantly surprised with the results and it has been in regular rotation in my wardrobe already!

So I'm sharing the design file HERE and you can do anything you like with it. Print it out, save it on your phone, make a coffee mug or even a shirt (like yours truly)!


When creating my shirt I used the site Customized Girl. This isn't sponsored. They just seem to have the best selections for decent prices. To create your own, just pick your shirt style and then use the upload image/picture option.

Good Luck! 
And Let me see if you use the print or even design a new one that's all your own! 

XOXO


Every precious one

A child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them so will I
Like You would again a hundred billion times

But what measure could amount to Your desire
You’re the One who never leaves the one behind

Swimsuits For Every Body Type


I'm not sure why I'm doing a post about swimwear when it feels likes December outside. But, here we are. Mother Nature is a moody lady.

If you saw my Instagram post this week, then you know all about my new suit and why I'm so obsessed with it. Being 31 and having made a couple of humans I've had to get a lot more strategic about how I dress my body. My hips are bigger. My lower abdomen is slouchy. And lack of free time for the gym has left me with some jiggle in my arms and rolls in my back that were never there before. But, that's life! Then this super cute suit enters the scene! The ruffled sleeves drape perfectly across my back rolls and cover up my arm jiggle just perfectly. (Sexy, I know!)



I've also been loving this romper lately as a swim cover up. The cut outs add a touch of flirt without being too immodest. And the triangular shape of the top balances out my wider hips. Plus it comes in a Tall length which is almost impossible to find in the world of rompers!




SHOPPING LINKS:

So, below I thought I would share some of my favorite suits for every body type. And why not start off with my own first... a good ole' Pear! lol

PEAR SHAPE:
The best way to dress a Pear shaped body like your's truly is to provide covering for you derriere while balancing out your shape with a bit of a statement top. This also works great to draw the eyes upward rather than down.


BUSTY:
I think dressing a Busty top is objective, depending on whether or not you want to draw attention to the girls with a attention grabbing or low cut top. But, comfort is the big key here. That's wear Underwire and thicker straps come in. A suit with a higher back can also provide extra support.


CURVY
Emphasizing your curves and still feeling covered is easier to do than ever with High Waist suits coming back in style. If you're not a bikini girl, try out a belted suit or some color blocking to add the look of a cinched waist.


ATHLETIC:Similar to dressing a curvy body, where you would emphasize curves for an athletic one you can add the illusion of a curvier physique using a lot of the same tricks. Mono-kinis and belted waists are great. You can also add an embellished top for more volume in the bust!


TUMMY COVERING:
Ruching is your friend! I have many a suit with ruching to camouflage my mommy tummy and it works wonders. Shapewear suits are ah-mah-zing too! Think spanx for the pool!


I hope these picks helped with your summer shopping a little. Or at least provided some inspo! I would love to know what suit style you're obsessing over and which ones work best for your body!

Here's hoping swimsuit weather comes back around ASAP!

My Favorite Things (Beauty, Fashion & Kids)






SHOPPING LINKS FOR THIS LOOK:
BOMBER | TOP | JEANS | SHOES
HOLLAND'S HEADBAND | SHOES
Happy Monday! I'm ready to get back to work and get one day closer to Easter! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! Ours was so full of fun activities and such a welcomed change from the busy schedule Jamy has had the last few weeks. We've already knocked two Easter egg hunts out of the way and today we had our annual Palm Sunday Celebration at church (You can see some of it on my Insta Stories!) But, before I go, I wanted to stop in for two reasons. A) To share this neutral dream of an outfit with you and B) to let you in on a couple things I've been loving lately!

Tan "No-Makeup" Makeup LooksWith spring finally here, I'm loving fresh faced and easy makeup looks. Lately my go to makeup products have been Too Faced's Born This Way Foundation, NYX Contour Stick and this rosy pink Wet n Wild highlight!

Professional Spray Tans at HomeI used to have a spray tan addiction... and I finally had to cut the chord due to the fact that I'd rather be pale and financially stable than tan and broke. Since then I've found a lot of good at home tanning options. But, I wanted something that would give me a little more bang for my buck. And since I am insane I decided to invest in an at home Spray Tan Machine. It is pricey. BUT, it works so well and if you regularly get professional tans then this will pay for itself in about two months!

Universal Thread @ Target
Some of my favorite clothing and shoes lately have been from Target's new in house brand, Universal Thread. They give major Madewell Vibes! The shoes I'm wearing in these pics are UT.

Grocery Delivery
The world heard my cries and finally brought a super convenient grocery delivery option to Baton Rouge. Actually more than one service. But, I've been using Shipt. Because, I can order anything I want from Target and have it at my front door in two hours, with no delivery charge.
I tell myself that the money I'm saving on impulse buys far outweighs what I've invested in the Shipt membership.
If you want to try it, you can get $10 off with this link and I'll get $10 too!

Etsy for Handmade Kids Clothes
When Hudson was younger and Holland was a baby, I put way more effort into their clothes. I loved buying handmade and unique items whenever I could. But, eventually convenience and Cat & Jack got the best of me. Lately, though, I've been rediscovering my love for shopping handmade. Some of my current favorite shops are Crafted Bows and Thread, Shop The Back Lot and Tiny Human Clothing Co.


AND I'm off! Let me know what you have been loving lately. Specifically if you have any good book recommendations I would love that right now! Even more specifically if you have any good Christian Book recs, that would be awesome too! Happy Monday, Loves!

XOXO

What's Your Daily Uniform?! (Go To Wardrobe Basics)



Something I've been thinking a lot about, in terms of fashion, is how much my Daily uniform has changed over the last couple of years. My go to used to be short shorts, an oversized top and flip flops. Boots when I felt sassy.

I don't know if it's turning 30 or the changes kid number two inflicted on my body, but my new go to look is a little more of a put together soccer mom (who's totally not put together). So, I made a collection of my favorite day to day pieces. 





I'm a big fan of button downs tucked into a cute pair of jeans with a nice belt. Or a pair of leather leggings with a tunic and booties (sneakers for more casual days.) And then I love to pull it all together with simple accents of gold jewelry. Think delicate necklaces and bracelets.




To shop the pieces in this collage, just click on them. To see my full list of favorites, click HERE!

A lot of these pieces from my Favorites list are on sale right now. You'll definitely want to check out that white blouse on the top right. It's probably my most complimented piece of clothing. 

Now, I'm off to hit the hay! I hope your all having a great week! 

XOXO

Fun and Easy Spring Treats!



So the Official Holiday season is over, obviously. But, I'm not going to lie... I think the spring and summer Holidays are my favorite. I especially love Easter and everything that comes with it. The weather here is usually right in the sweet spot before it gets unbearably hot. The spring clothes are adorable (for myself and the kids).

But, my absolute favorite thing is celebrating Easter with our Church. Every year we shut down our little section of North Blvd. and have a block party after the service with inflatables, pony rides and a huge Easter Egg hunt. Right in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge.


So when, thinking about Easter and all of the festivities I wanted to come up with something new and cute to bring along as a treat for the kids! And what I came up with is just as fun to make with the kids as it is to eat.

This was actually inspired by some Valentine's day treats I made for Hudson's Class. For V Day, I made heart shaped crispy treats and drizzled pink colored white chocolate over them.

And since my kids have been begging to buy Easter eggs since the moment they hit the shelves, I thought what better way to put them to use early, than to use them as molds for their favorite treat!



CRISPY EASTER EGG TREATS WITH NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE®:
-Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large sauce pan
-Add 4 cups of Mini Marshmallows
-Stir until melted
-Stir in five cups of rice cereal
-Continue stirring until the cereal is completely coated with marshmallow mixture

 

-Clean Easter Eggs with warm soapy water
-Grease inside of eggs with butter or cooking spray
-Spoon the mixture into eggs until they are completely filled and close the eggs.






-While the Rice/Marshmallow Treats are cooling:
-Microwave 1 cup of Nestlé® Toll House® Morsels 
-Stir until completely melted
-Add in food coloring of your choice
-Spoon chocolate into pastry bags 

-Gently remove treats from the plastic eggs and begin decorating with Chocolate.


OPTIONAL: If you want the eggs to be able to stand on their own you can either place some foil in the bottom of the plastic egg before filling it with the mixture. OR you can very gently flatten the bottom of the formed treat after you remove it from the plastic egg.

PRO TIP: Get your kids involved! My daughter probably loved making these even more than eating them. And that's saying a lot!

For more sweet recipes like this one you should head HERE, There are tons of cute ideas!!


 And you can grab a variety of Nestlé® Toll House® treats at your Local Wal Mart!!

Spring Fashion Trends That Are On My Wishlist


Happy Sunday, Ladies! I'm feeling all of the springy feelings after this beautiful weekend we had in Louisiana. We spent last night at Alex Box with the kids and my brother and neice. It was the kids first time seeing an LSU game and it was so much fun! Hudson even got to take home a ball from the Pitching Coach! 



MY OUTFIT:
TOP | JEANS | SHOES | WATCH | GRANITE BRACELET | LEATHER DRUZY BRACELET | PURSE

I just wanted to stop in today with a reallllllly quick post about what I'm loving for this spring and what has been sitting my shopping cart waiting for me to press the Checkout Button!

I'm specifically loving how Spring always brings the femininity! Give me all of the ruffles, florals and pastels! But, some of my other favorite trends are cinched waists, straw purses and silk scarves! (I've really been into tying my hair back with satin ribbons lately! It's so cute and youthful!)





I've thrown in all of the pieces I'm trying to decide between below. Just click on the items to check out the details!

Update On My 2018 Resolutions / Intentionality In My Diet

Hey Y'all! I hope this post finds you well and that your Monday was a little less hectic than mine! I'm just getting home for the day at 9:00 pm and I am ready to throw in the towel and crawl in my big bed! But, before I do that I wanted to stop in and catch you up a bit on some of my New Year's Resolutions



You're probably thinking "It's only been two months, how much is there to update?" Well, have you given up on yours yet? Or thought about it?.... Exactly. So, my main goals were to sleep more, take charge of my health and my relationship to money. But, I also really wanted to start paying more attention to what I was eating and drinking.





SLEEP: Until this week, I'm proud to say I have been doing much better with sleeping. I've been making it a point to get in bed before midnight. (Previously I was going to sleep at 1 or 2 and getting up for work at 6 or 7). I've had to sacrifice a little bit of my "me" time. But, that has just caused me to spend the bit that I get more wisely.

EXERCISE:  I'm not going to lie, guys. I've completely fallen off the grid here. I am hoping to get back into it this week. I have however, been playing outdoor with the kids more, so I'm not completely inactive.

MONEY: My money goals have fallen a little bit on the middle of the spectrum. I'm not doing horribly. But I could be doing better. I talked about it in a recent post which you can find HERE.

TRAVEL: This one hasn't had a chance to come to fruition yet... check back in the Summer.



NUTRITION: Being intentional about what I eat and drink was another big goal. I haven't been 100% successful with Mardi Gras and Valentine's day being right on top of each other. Let's just say that February has been a month of sugar. But, I have been getting better at paying attention to where my meat, eggs and dairy are coming from. I've been trying my best to stick to organic and pasture raised products.

It's been getting easier and easier to find organic and healthy items at the grocery store, but trying to find foods from farms that treat their animals with care, not so much. However, I have noticed recently that Wal Mart is stepping up their game a bit. I've been able to find a handful of pasture raised items, including this Horizon Organic Grassfed Milk! I know I don't have to sell any of you on Horizon, I think most of us mom's are already fans. But, I love that I can now get something like this without having to go to a specialty store and paying a million bucks.



As an aside, after I found out about this, I was doing a little research. And I saw there was a review on the site saying this was the best milk they've ever tasted. I honestly chuckled a little bit, because it's milk... like how good can it be?! But, then I tasted it .... and it actually is really delicious!


You should check it out the next time you're at Wal Mart and head HERE for a $1 Ibotta Rebate!



So now, it's your turn! Let me know how you're doing on your Resolutions!