Errand Apparel

Disclosure:  Pink Blush Maternity provided these items in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are my own, and I only partner with brands I love! I run so many errands.  Seriously, anyone else wonder how in the world you used to have a job and still somehow manage to run the bajillion errands that accompany motherhood.  I'm also on the search for comfortable fun pieces that work well all day long, but allow me to look stylish at the…

Avoiding Awkward Moments Over the Holidays!

  The holiday season is the best season.  We all know that.. BUT..  I have two little boys,  I'm a realist.  I know the holiday season can also be filled with awkward moments.  My goal as a Southern hostess is to avoid those when possible.  I want my guests to feel welcome and I can do help that process by anticipating any potential situations that might arise. Teach your kids to express gratitude for every gift.  Maybe you aren't into…

Run To These Black Friday Deals: My Favorites from 2017!

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links.  At no additional cost to you, when you make a purchase I make a percentage of sales from my affiliate partner.  I appreciate you supporting my little blog! My number one favorite gift for anyone is on sale right now: This amazon kindle fire is 29.99!  This gift is great for everyone, honestly.  I love ours and buy this as a gift at least once a month! This is an incredible price, I will…

On gratitude and goals.

Let me confess, I am not typically a fan of Thanksgiving.  I have always struggled with the idea of gluttony.  I grew up in remarkably humble means, grateful for anything and everything.  Thanksgiving has always struck as one day of year when suddenly everyone is thankful, and I hate that.  I wholeheartedly believe we should be thankful all the time. This year, I'm taking a new approach to the holiday.  I'm choosing to see Thanksgiving as a special day of…

Back In Black: Winter Looks In Black!

Disclosure: This Post Is Sponsored By Pink Blush!  All opinions expressed are my own. I am back at it with my good friends at Pink Blush sharing two new looks in black.  Now, let me tell you a secret.  I rarely wear black!  We have a huge dog that sheds NON STOP.  So, I am always worried I will arrive at my destination covered in dog fur.  However, I am finally coming to terms with how flattering and timeless black…

Holiday Focus: Cheap Decorations and Traditions!

I have said it countless times on this blog of mine, but I love the holidays.  I fully admit to being one of those people. As my children get older and our season of life begins to shift a bit, the holidays just keep sweeter around here.  With that said, I just don't think it is acceptable to break your bank for holidays.  You can make your home beautiful and festive, you can have special traditions, and make amazing memories…

My Favorite Holiday Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Dates!

It is a rare occurrence for me to turn down a holiday party, or any party for that matter.  I'm all about a good celebration.  I'm an extrovert, parties are my jam.  I hate to show up empty handed though, I'm a Southerner.  We just can't. One of my favorite recipes to throw together for events is "bacon wrapped dates."  I load them up with Joan of Arc goat cheese, and suddenly a sweet date becomes a savory treat.  I…

My 15.00 DIY Pallet Trundle Inspired Bed with Home Depot!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DIYHolidayWithSCJ #CollectiveBias “THE ORNAMENT OF A HOUSE IS THE FRIENDS WHO FREQUENT IT.” - RALPH WALDO EMERSON I love to host guests, I really do. My house is my happy place, I invest a huge chunk of my life into its’ cleanliness and creating a space that feels safe and soothing to its inhabitants and guests.  I hope my kids grow up…