Cheers! It’s time for this week’s Friday Fashion Feature! This look is inspired by my hope that you:
Crank Up The Heat This Winter
Now is not the time to go dim! The only thing we simmer in these parts is dinner!
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Having the ability to do everything does not mean that you should. Whew – glad that’s finally out and in the open!!!
If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed take a look at your to do list and ask yourself:
Do I have to do this?
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You ever have those wardrobe items that you just wear all the dang time!?! I certainly do & I am not ashamed at all. I am an aspiring minimalist who is proud to not have a personal closet overflowing with clothes. Every time that I am in my closet or folding laundry – I look to see if there is anything that I can sell or giveaway. “Y’all We Need to Streamline” That is the phrase I say non stop in my house. My husband just laughs at me and the kids simply stare at their mother. But for real, … Continue reading Kimono Robe, Jean Overalls, & Grilled Cheese
My whole life I have been surrounded by incredibly strong women! In fact, the Lord blessed me with the honor of having 5 grandmothers during my lifetime!!! 3 greats and 2 grands – to be exact! Over the past 4 years, three of them have passed away and my heart will never be the same. I am forever grateful for all they taught me and miss them dearly. Thankfully I will see them on the other side – in eternity with our maker. We All Are Passing Through My Great Grandma Pearl is the last Great I have left on this … Continue reading Love Series: Pearls of Wisdom
Football season brings flashbacks to my childhood – the traveling, tape watching, and all the fancy perks of being immersed in the world of the National Football League. Now, as an adult, there are three triggers that bring out my inner football fan : The release of Hard Knocks on HBO – to get hype! My husband’s fantasy league draft – to talk trash! Super Bowl Sunday – to eat snacks! 😀 To celebrate the big game I pulled out some official NFL swag – the leather jacket that my Queenie Mommaz used to rock! 🙂 I absolutely loved wearing this … Continue reading Super Bowl Sunday Swag
I have officially completed day one of the No Spend Week Challenge! A week ago, I had $354 of “play” money left for the month and I knew that I would be spending a nice chunk of that celebrating the birth of my husband. I gifted him some new basketball shoes so he can pretend to be LeBron in his work league. 🙂 We also had some time together without our dependents (YAY)! My sister watched the kids and we got to catch up with some friends from our Alma Mater! Then later we went out for a yummy Sushi … Continue reading Money: January No Spend Challenge
Wow! We are officially halfway through the first month of the year! One of my goals for this year was to share how I live below my means and hold myself accountable. If you missed my first financial post – take a second to read it here so you can understand my approach to “Adulting on an Allowance”. I started off this month with an Adulting Allowance of $600 – the goal being not to spend beyond that amount. Anytime I have swiped my card for lunch, gas, or picked up a random item – I have quickly keyed the … Continue reading Money: January Adulting Allowance Check In
Money is a tool. A tool that is used to help you, your family, and ultimately communities. Talking about money can sometimes be very difficult because many of us want more of it, yet do not have habits established to be good stewards of the money that we do have. We think that getting more money – will get rid of our debt, increase our savings, and/or enable us to be out here LIVIN LIT LIVES! Sure (with a shoulder shrug) – that is possible – but more money does not make that happen. You do. It is a personal … Continue reading Money: Budget Based Adulting Allowance
After I had my first born – I had the treat of my mom staying with me for a week. While I recovered from sleep deprivation she shopped for us and chef’d it up in the kitchen. I remember waking … Continue reading Look Comfy – Cozy – Chic at Home