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My Favorite Fall Color Scheme


Good Morning! And Happy Friday! If you followed my Instagram stories yesterday, then you saw that I was stuck at home with a sick baby! Well, I guess I have to stop calling her my baby, since she will be 3 in a few months... Before I run down a rabbit hole of nostalgia and heartache over my babies growing too fast... let's jump into something fun, like fall fashion!

Unfortunately, the weather doesn't want to get on bored with the fact that it's fall. So, even though I can't pull out my scarves and heavy coat I can still rock my favorite fall colors! I made a similar post around this time last year, wearing this exact maroon duster. And a year later, nothings changed. I still want my wardrobe to be all shades of maroons and blacks!





These boots from Target have been on repeat, since I bought them last month! The rest of my clothing is from last year, as I'm trying to save my dollars by shopping my closet more and the stores less. (Wish me luck.)

I did however put together a little inspo board, of all the fall vibes I want in my life. You can check out each of these pieces, simply by clicking on them within the photo! Personally, I'm majorly crushing on those Karen Walker Sunnies.




Also, I wanted to share some of my fav accessories lately! This Kendra Scott Bracelet has been living on my wrist lately. And I'm obsessed with this rose gold Watch and it's matching cuff! Head HERE to check it out AND you can use the code 15BRITTANY at checkout for a discount!

Your One Stop Shop To Surviving Fall!




Good Afternoon!! How cute it this Ruffle Sweater!

I know I mentioned in a recent post that I had been getting lots of Online shopping done, lately! There are few earthly pleasures more gratifying than a doorstep filled with boxes! haha!



Well, as I mentioned earlier, I thought I would do a fun haul for you of all of the Autumn goodies I've been snatching up at the best prices!

I grabbed all of these products at Walmart.Com for under $70! And when you see it all, you're not going to believe me!



First off, let's talk about the Sweater! I'm obsessed with the ruffle details! It reminds me of some of the high end pieces I've had my eye on recently... but this one was only $12.88! Seriously. Twelve Dollars.



Now, let's talk makeup! Because you know my greatest pleasure in life is shopping for makeup! Haha! That glow on my skin is from one of my favorite beauty pieces from this haul! I got a gorgeous Highlighter for only $4.68! And I've been wearing it everyday since it came in the mail!

I also picked up a great loose powder, a new brush and a super cute eye shadow palette. My total cost for all of the beauty products was only $34!



Next in the Walmart haul is some home decor! I love theme-ing out my house for holidays! And if you've ever been to my place.. My interior aesthetic is  like... white on top of white. (If I could just live in a completely white house with white furniture I would be ecstatic... but that's another story.) Needless to say, I had to pick up these gorgeous white and gold pumpkins for my console and dining room table! And I got two of them for under $8! Technically they are "Soup Bowls" but to be honest, mine are filled with chocolate.



Finally I had to grab something for the kids.. I got Hudson an accessory for his Halloween costume! And Holland some crayons. 



Also, not pictured are the worlds most comfortable pair of black joggers which are currently on my legs! Haha!

So, All in all I got:
2 Awesome Pieces of Clothing
2 Pumpkin Bowls
4 Makeup Items
2 Toys for the Kids

For less than $70!

If you have some fall essentials to knock off your shopping list, then you should check out Walmart.com and see just how much you can save! And Let me know what you grab in the comment section below!

BOO It Forward, With A Fun New Holiday Tradition

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


Good Morning Ladies! Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite things about this time of year. Specifically some of our favorite traditions;

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin patches and Pumpkin Painting (still a little too young for carving). And today I'm sharing one of our newer traditions with you!

The first time I heard of "BOOing" someone was at my sister in law's house a couple of years ago. We were all carving and painting pumpkins one night when there was a knock at her door. When she answered though, she was greeted by a package of sweets with a letter saying that she had been BOO'd and now it was her turn to BOO it forward!

To BOO someone, you simply put together a fun little treat for a neighbor, co-worker or family member. And anonymously leave it at their door with a message letting them know they were BOO'd and they now have to pass on the love by BOOing one of their friends.

(For my Louisiana friends, it's like finding the baby in the king cake!)



I absolutely love this tradition because it's a fun and cheerful way to celebrate Halloween. And it's a fun way to get the whole family involved in spoiling others.

This year, I think I came up with a couple of cute BOO kits and I wanted to share them with you, because they're so simple. And absolutely adorable, if I do say so myself!

The first thing I did was buy some Halloween Candy from WalMart! And fill up some cute Halloween themed gift bags!



Then, I got started on the best part... These super sweet Bat and Ghost balloons!


HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
CANDY
GIFT BAG

BALLOONS (WHITE & BLACK)
CARD STOCK (WHITE BLACK AND PINK)
TULLE
SCISSORS
TAPE
GOOGLY EYES (OR MAKE YOUR OWN FROM CARD STOCK)
STRING OR BALLOON STICK (DEPENDING ON WHETHER YOU USE HELIUM OR OXYGEN TO BLOW UP BALLOONS)


HAPPY BAT:Blow up Black Balloon and tape on eyes
Cut wings, ears and mouth out of card stock. (I free handed mine, but you can always google search "bat wings template" if you want a precise pattern)
Tape the card stock pieces to the balloon.
Either attach the balloon to your BOO kit with string or a plastic balloon stick.

SWEET GHOST:

Wrap white tulle around your white balloon, then gather and tie at the base with string.
Attach Googly Eyes.
You can either leave it like this or make a mouth and a cute bow/bow-tie for your ghost!

Now, Let’s do Some Friendly Neighborhood BOO'ing



We dropped our smiley bat off at a neighbor's first! And wouldn't you know my camera decided to die right before we dropped off our sweet and girly ghost!?! But as soon as we dropped them off, we knocked and ran! We made the whole thing completely anonymous and left a fun note letting them know that it was their turn to BOO someone next! (I wouldn't be mad, if they coincidentally BOO'd us back... I love me some Candy!)



Speaking of candy we grabbed this Humungo bag of MARS® Candy that's exclusive to Wal Mart! It has all of my favorite candy in it! And I love the character theme on the bag!

While you're at Wal Mart make sure to pick up your BOO Kit items too! All of the cute Halloween Bags, Cards and Stickers we used were from the American Greetings Halloween selection.

Also, if you're stuck on what to write in your BOO card, You can print out this pre-designed one HERE!

YOU CAN EVEN SHOP DIRECTLY FROM THIS IMAGE BY CLICKING ON THE PRODUCTS!


If you decide to join in the fun and 'BOO it forward', then PLEASE Let me know! I would even love to see pictures of your creations!



Don't forget to get the Spider-Man Homecoming DVD & Blu-Ray on October 17th at Walmart

The Best Carseat For Small Backseats!




Happy Humpday, Ladies! The week is officially, half way behind us! I don't know about yours, but my whole week has felt especially stressful and hectic. I told Jamy when I got home today, that I can actually feel myself aging this week. Like, with every little stressor I imagine a gray hair sprouting up from my scalp!

Maybe that's a little over dramatic. But... I definitely need a vacation, stat.

Thankfully, one thing I've had to perk up my days is a little online shopping!  I plan to share all of the other goodies with you this week. But, first I HAD to stop in and tell you about this amazing car seat that came in Yesterday!

We have really been feeling the pains of a crowded backseat, lately, so I finally decided to search out a solution. I decided to go with a Graco seat because we have had great experiences with them in the past. And I know that they will provide the quality and safety I need at a price tag that I want. After looking over all of the Graco car seats on Walmart.com, I think I found the answers to all of my car seat prayers. And it was on my door steps in Two days at no extra cost!

This SlimFit 3-in-1 is exactly what it sounds like. It's three car seats in 1. AND It is slim. Like, a good 8 inches narrower than our other seats. That's eight inches of precious sitting room, when we have a third passenger in the car. (I'm always the one stuffed between the kids, so you can see why I'm so keen on a thin car seat).


Holland loves anytime the mailman brings us a box. But, especially when it's for her!


If you can't tell from the above photo, she may have tried to help me open it.




So, let me give you a quick break down of my favorite features:

Very Thin

Light Weight
Works for Infants AND Toddlers
Adjusting it is Unbelievably easy. (Even Hudson could do it!)
The fabric is very soft.
The sleek Black and Gray design.


Holland was so proud to try out her new seat!

Overall, I can't tell you how excited I am about this seat. I envision us getting a couple of good years out of it with Holland and if we have more children in the future, I'll definitely be utilizing the infant setting on this!

I also think this would be really great for Grandparents with multiple grand kids to lug around. I know how often my mom is having to readjust the settings on her seats to accommodate my kids and my niece. And this seat would make that ordeal soooo much faster and easier for her!

So, make sure to head to Walmart.com and check out this Slim Fit 2-in-1 and all of Graco's other great car seats! If you have this one I would love to hear what you think of it?! Let me know in the comment section!

MAKEUP FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE MAKEUP

Whether you absolutely hate makeup, have beginners level experience with it or you just don't have the time for it. There may come a moment where you feel you need just a touch. Perhaps it's a job interview. A wedding. Maybe a headshot for work. If you find yourself in that position and realize you have no idea what to use or how to use it; then this post is for you!

I made sure to use the cheapest and easiest products and steps I could for you! I hope you enjoy! And let me know if you have any other suggestions or additional questions in the comment section below!

Raise Love For Ronald McDonald House Charities!


Good morning everyone! I'm so excited to share what we've been up to lately!

So far, it's been a busy week. Filled with lots of school and fall activities. Birthday parties, family road trips, soccer games... It seems like we've finally hit a fun stride with this season of life. Yes, we still have one in diapers but as she grows older and more independent our days together are becoming a lot more fun and eventful.
Amidst all of this growing and excitement something that has been heavy on Jamy and I's heart, is whether or not we are fostering a sense of giving and compassion in the hearts of our kids. We have been blessed so far with no major medical needs or serious financial worries. And we would love for our children to understand that things are not always so carefree for others. We also want them to know that when we are blessed we have opportunities to bless others with what we've been given.

So, as we've looked for ways to teach acts of charity to our children something awesome popped up on our radar. We've come across a wonderful opportunity to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities! RMHC has held a place in my heart since volunteering for one with my high school youth group. And as an adult, we have since had friends who have benefited from their services. So it has proved to be the perfect place for us to donate our efforts.

If you are not familiar with Ronald McDonald House Charities or what they do, I'll give you a quick run down. RMHC works globally to provide a sense of normalcy to families as they deal with the medical needs of a sick child. When parents and siblings need to travel for medical treatment they are given a place to stay and a way to keep their lives as normal as possible. Typically these homes are close to the hospitals where their child is receiving treatment.

While families are encouraged to give small donations when it is feasible they are never charged a fee or required to pay anything for their stay. If you can imagine the financial pressure that can come from taking time off work to be with your child, on top of medical expenses... a free place to stay is a truly wonderful gift. Many of the homes also provide meals and entertainment in the form of game rooms, play equipment and movies.

While McDonald's generously lends to a portion of the overall budget, the majority of RMHC's expenses are paid for by people like us. Which is why we've decided to start a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

RMHC's Raise Love campaign encourages people like you and me to find ways to turn the things we already love into a charitable opportunity. And the whole process is extremely easy with their Fundraiser building site. While discussing all of this with our son and trying to brainstorm ideas of things he loves to do, that people might pledge money for we came up with a fun idea that I think is super cute. And I hope you will too!
Head HERE to read more about how Hudson plans to sing and draw for your donations! And please feel free to donate and share the page with your friends on Facebook!
If you have an idea of a different way to raise money, maybe with a bake sale or a fun run, then head HERE to start your own fundraiser and begin sharing it with your friends! (If you're a teacher you can even make it into a class project!)

Please let me know if you decide to do one and what thing you love that you're planning to raise funds with!!

[Our fundraiser will raise money specifically for a Houston Area location near the Texas Children's Hospital in honor of our friend Penny!]

HOW I FIT ME-TIME INTO MY MORNING RUSH






Good morning all! As you're reading this, I'm most likely on the road, headed into work with a delicious cup of coffee in my hand!

As I mentioned in my recent post about my morning routine, I've been taking as many steps as I can to de-stress the start of my day. That includes, waking up earlier than the kids to get a little 'me time', making sure everything is prepped the night before and of course getting in my daily coffee fix. Seriously, I'm like a zombie until I get some sort of caffeine in my system.

This week, I thought I would delve a little deeper into what my morning "me - time" looks like. I'm someone who enjoys calm and quiet, especially before I'm fully awake. That's why I like to get the kids ready first, so I can take my time doing my makeup and just sort of relax until it's time to go. I also find that morning quiet in the shower, before anyone else is awake. And it's there in the car as I make my morning commute, too.

There is something about my drive to work that I find to be especially relaxing. How can that be, fighting rush hour traffic, you ask? Well, First off, leaving early enough allows me to set aside any annoyances I may have with congested highways. But, secondly and more importantly, I love that time I get to be still and quiet in my car. Listen to relaxing music. Mentally prep myself for the day and tasks ahead. Relish in some silly conversations with my ever more verbal toddlers. I just take that time on the road to be still and calm.

It's a simple 20 minute ride, but it can set or ruin the tone for my entire day. So, I make all of these calming elements (especially the coffee) a priority before I start my work day.

On those days when I want my stress free moment to also be a quick and convenient treat, I will set aside five minutes of that commute to drive thru McDonald's and grab one of their McCafé Iced Mochas. (The Caramel Macchiato is a must try too!).

McDonald's actually just relaunched their McCafé menu that now features Cafe Quality Espressos in a pretty large variety of flavors/recipes. Like I said, the Iced Mocha and Caramel Macchiato are personal favorites. But, when I'm looking for a relaxing warm coffee I love to go with the Vanilla Cappuccino! So Good. Trust me on this.

What else is great about McDonald's McCafé drinks? You can try any of them for only $2 when you order a small*. Also when you use their app you can get one free when you purchase five!  Just head here to see what I'm talking about when I say this menu is delicious!

In Regards to the above App Deal: App Download and registration are required. The deal is only valid from 1/18/17 to 12/31/17 at participating U.S. Mcdonald's . ©2017 McDonald’s

Do you have any morning routines or treats that help you relax instead of stress out? As I've said in the past I am not a morning person (hence all the coffee love) so, I'm always looking for more ways to ease into my days! Let me hear your suggestions in the comments below. And don't forget to try these amazing McCafé beverages and tell me if you love them as much as I do! (OH, did I mention they have Pumpkin Spice Lattes?! Pumpkin Spice Latte available for a limited time only) “

XOXO


*A la carte only. Limited time only at participating McDonald's. Cannot be combined with any other offer or any combo meal. ©2017 McDonald’s.

Shopbop End Of Season Sale


Just Popping in real quick to share some of my favorite picks from the sale! It ends tonight! So don't sleep on it. You can get 20-25% off with the code EOTS17 throughout the whole site! So it's a great time to pick up uber cheap end of the season deals and score a discount on the new fall styles! Just click on the items in the picture above to check them out! And have a Happy Weekend!!!

My Favorite Fall Look! Sweater + Mini Skirt + Boots

The word on the street is that we'll be in for a little fall weather this weekend! What better way to celebrate than with an homage to one of my go to fall looks! The Sweater + The Mini Skirt. Throw on some knee high boots and you have a look to kill for.


Funnily enough, as I prepared to pull some of my favorite pieces for you, this banner was the first thing I saw on the Shein website! She's wearing the exact same skirt I have on in my pictures. But, now I need to get my hands on that black and yellow sweater!









Fall fashion is one of the things, I look forward to most each year. Mainly because I'm obsessed with a good pair of boots and an oversized  sweater. I remember once, my friends boyfriend referring to me as "the brittany that always wears boots" when trying to distinguish me from another girl with the same name.

I think it started when I realized that boots were a way to dress up a look without having to wear heels. (I'm six feet tall, and have only just recently become ok with that.) So, I always opted for heels when I wanted to feel fancy. Over the years.. that fashion hack turned into a full fledged boot obsession.

And pairing boots with an oversized sweater and a cute A-Line skirt, is probably one of my all time favorite looks. Dressy. But casual. What do you guys think of the look? Do you love it or is it not your thing?

I've pulled together some fun options from Shein where I got my denim skirt for only $14! If you grab mine, I would suggest sizing up as it ran a little small on me. And you can shop all of the pieces in the photos and widget below, simply by clicking on the item!