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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! 

My Favorite Hairstyle



Ever since College, I have longed for wavy, beachy hair. (Hence my recent foray into the blonde world.) And over the last decade I've come up with various methods of achieving that style. There was that time when I would SOAK my hair in hair spray before curling it. Or when I would sleep with it tied into a million little buns (very uncomfortable). And I've tried every kind of curling tool possible, marcel irons, diffusers, curling wands... you name it.

But over the last year or two, I've realized that the look I've been killing myself for, was actually staring back at me in the mirror the morning after I curled my hair. The 'Second Day Curl' is me in a hairstyle.

My  current way to get the look is by curling my hair with a strong hairspray and then brushing through the curls after giving them just a few minutes to cool down. If I find that I need to add a little more dimension back into the look, then I will use a texturizing agent and scrunch up the ends a bit.

[I use to use my husband's SUPER stiff hairspray when doing this and it was absolutely gorgeous until I got to the 'brushing' step. Breaking up that spray with a brush would leave a white residue all over my hair that looked like dandruff. Insert disgusted emoji here.]


My hair is very thin... but still very heavy because there is SO much of it. And I've found this has always made it difficult for my hair to hold a curl.

With that said, my ideal hairspray is something powerful enough for the weight of my hair but light enough not to weigh down my thin strands. So when I was asked to try out TRESemme's new compressed micro missed hair sprays I was obviously intrigued.



A LITTLE ABOUT THE PRODUCTS:

-They use superfine micro-mist particles that penetrate through the top layer of hair, providing deeper coverage.

-The new thinner cans result in a more targeted, efficient spray that comes out softer for a light and flexible hold.

-The mist uses 50% less gas per spray than other 11-ounce cans and the smaller cans contribute to a  reduction in CO2. So you can feel better about your impact on the environment.



MY CURRENT "SECOND DAY CURL" STYLE ROUTINE:

-Thoroughly wash and dry hair with a small amount of volumizing mousse.
-Seperate hair into large sections and curl in 2 inch segments.
-Before moving from one of the larger sections to the next, lightly mist that section with TRESemme's Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend
-When the hair is completely curled, comb through with your fingers or a wide toothed comb.
- Spray an all over light mist of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture
- Gently scrunch your curls in an upward motion for a beachier vibe.

EXTRA TIPS:

-After curling each strand, hold the hair in the curled position for a second while it cools down. This will help to set the curl better
-Always curl the sections near your face back and away from you, to open up your face.
-Alternate the Curling direction through the rest of your hair to give a more tousled look.




The New Micro Mist line also has a BOOST and a SMOOTH option for a total of four different styling needs. And you can find them all at your Local Wal Mart in the hair care aisle!

Let me know if you try them.

Also, I would love to know what is your Favorite hairstyle?! Tell me in the comments below! And I'll see you next week! 

XOXO

My Favorite Pieces on Sale



Hey Y'all! I just wanted to stop in and share some of my favorite pieces that you can get on major discount right now at Nordstrom. Some of these are already staples in my wardrobe and some are pieces I've currently got in my shopping cart. Trying to nail them down to a reasonable number is pretty difficult. Wish me luck! And Happy Shopping!

Just click through the images to shop.

Random Ramblings, Materialism, Parenting & Upcoming Event

Hey y'all! I don't have anything major to sell to you or talk about today. But, I felt like it was time to stop in and just chat. A little free thinking, train of consciousness kind of blog.

shein grey sweater dress embellished with pearls

Check this Pearl Embellished Sweater HERE for only $18 with FREE shipping and returns!!

At church yesterday, our pastor introduced this year's theme for our lenten studies; "Identity". It's a common topic in Christian circles. Where do we get our identity from. Are we our jobs? Are we our social status? Are we our relationships? 

Personally, I want my identity to be that I am a "Child of God", "Belonging to Christ", "Saved Sinner"...So how do I make that happen?

It's realllly hard (at least for me) to live under that moniker 24 hours a day. I spend so much of my thought life consumed by Babies, Instagram, Money... And my thought life dictates how I act in my real life. Do I live my life as a daughter of God or as a blogger trying to climb the social media ladder?

So that's where I am today or rather, this year...  I'm trying to train myself to allow God to be my purpose in every area of my life, not just in my prayer and church life.

shein grey sweater dress embellished with pearls
I'm not only wanting this for my own benefits. I've begun to see a sad side effect of my materialism on my children. Which is really disheartening. I mean.. I'm not ruining them by any means. But, I have for sure passed on my love for stuff to them. And I would rather my love for Jesus prevail as the major influence, in their lives.

I'm grateful for Jamy in this regard. I won't say anything to inflate his ego, in case he's reading this. But, he is definitely a wonderful role model to have around, when I find myself drifting down a material obsessed hole.
shein grey sweater dress embellished with pearls

There is one area of my life where I feel confident in my Christian identity. That being in social settings. Probably because I've had a lot of practice feeling awkward and out of place. So, I've had to force myself to get over that by trusting in God. Maybe I put my foot in my mouth or did something completely embarrassing. But, that does not effect the fact that I am unconditionally loved by the only being that matters, right? So when I am tempted be nervous, I just remind myself of this and shrug the rest off.

So, speaking of social situations that would make me nervous. I will be hosting an event with some of the bloggers I admire most, next week. It's going to be a fun shopping party for my local readers. There's even a chance to win some free gift cards and swag. You can check it out HERE.

And I'll be over here focusing on my true identity and how I don't have to be nervous about a public event! ;)

Let me know if you can make it!!

New Ways to Use Coffee Creamer (Awesome Recipe Substitutions)




Happy Day, Ladies and Gents! We are just getting home from celebrating Holland's birthday and I wanted to share a couple of accidental recipes that my family has fallen in love with.

I've mentioned in a few recent posts that I've been cutting back on my Caffeine intake. Which means less coffee. But, I have a ton of coffee creamer in my refrigerator waiting to be used! So, I started  getting a little creative and amping up some of my go to treats!

Cinnamon Roll Twists With Caramel Icing



For a little twist (pun intended) on our Saturday Morning favorite, I've ditched the pre made icing that comes with our cinnamon rolls and started making my own. Not only is it fluffier and richer, I've been having fun with customizing the flavors. My current favorite is this icing recipe that gives you just a touch of caramel flavor.

Fluffy Caramel Icing:
4 Tbsp Softened Unsalted Butter
2 Cups of Powdered Sugar
Approximately 3/4 Cups of Left Field Farm's Caramel Coffee Creamer (give or take for desired consistency)

Mix together until it's a fluffy icing and use to top your favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe. (We do store bought). I like to unroll them and braid two or three of them into a larger pastry.

When, I am in the mood for something a little fruity, I am always on board for a quick smoothie. And I love adding in some dairy for calcium and a thicker consistency.


Deliciously Easy Smoothies:
The one we enjoyed today was so simple it can hardly be called a recipe, haha! I just threw Four Strawberries, 1 Banana, 1 Cup of Left Field Farms Vanilla Coffee Creamer and some Ice into my blender. I didn't even get to finish mine because the kids kept stealing it from me! Which I was fine with, since there were no artificial sweeteners or ingredients.



So here are a few reasons why I was pumped to team up with Left Field Farm's for all of my coffee, pastry and smoothie needs:
They are Non GMO-Project Verified
They make their products From cows not treated with rBST 
There are no Artificial Flavors
& Their products are made with real cream and real sugar

Plus, you don't have to drive to a specialty store or spend loads of money for these benefits. They're right there at Wal Mart with all of your other Groceries. And I should have a special Ibotta rebate for you this coming week, that way you can get the most out of your purchase!

Until then you can check out all of their flavors at your local Wal Mart.

Before you go, I would love to know if you have any favorite recipe substitutions or have a favorite food blogger that is always sharing recipe hacks! Let me know with a comment or shoot me a message.

Hope you have an awesome Weekend!

XOXO