Sep 19, 2015

My Halloween Decor - For Now

I actually decorated for Halloween this year!!!  I am really excited about it too- it was WAY more fun that I thought it could be and I'm a little addicted now.  I am not big on holiday decorating (except Christmas of course) so I am working on that and its becoming something that I (and the kids) look forward to.  I really only spent a day on this- including the shopping I did.  I stopped by Target and the Dollar Tree then came home and spent a couple hours putting everything together.  Next year it will be even easier since I'll be keeping all the print outs in their frames and on their you can see:

My mom helped me make this pretty hydrangea wreath that I use from Spring until Christmas...very versatile.  I added this sign I got at Target on clearance one year for under a dollar.

The crows, skull and bats are from Dollar Tree.  The cute sign in my pot is from Target ($3)

I just bought this cute shoe organizer for my narrow entryway and it makes SUCH a difference- and now I have a place to add a little character.  I got the prints in the frames from Ella Claire.  The apothecary labels I printed from Lia Griffith, and the book cover is from Little House on the Corner.

I just scoured the house for random bottles and used everything I already owned for this display (besides the crow, skulls, and spider from Dollar Tree)

This is my favorite print and display :)  Again, I already owned the frame and candles and holders so it was an inexpensive and easy way to decorate!

Lastly, don't forget the Fall Scented candles- I bought the Glade Wax called "Pumpkin Pit Stop" and my house smells AMAZING.  I have been in the best mood this week with the perfect Fall weather and my house feeling very "Fally" :)  Hopefully this will help some of you get some ideas of what you want to do in your homes this year!

Sep 7, 2015

Faves of Fall Fashion

In my opinion Fall is the easiest time of year to put a cute outfit together- mainly because the weather is so perfect and predictable for the most part.  This year I am really excited to start dressing for cooler temps because I bought a few pieces I have been wanting for years.  Here are my favorite trends and pieces this year:

1. Vests:

2. Booties:

3. Oversized sweaters:

4. Plaid Blanket Scarves:

5. Birkenstocks:

As you can see from many of these images you can wear these pieces together to make some really cute outfits!  Happy Fall! :)  Image credits can all be found here

Sep 4, 2015

Favorite Things of Summer

Well, Summer is winding down now that school is back in and Fall is just around the corner.  We have had a really great Summer and I have to share a few "things" that really made it that much more enjoyable for us...

1. Swim Lessons: We kicked off the summer with swim lessons and it really got the summer off to a good start.  Allie swam while me and the boys watched.  I got to work on my tan and we got to get out of the house a few days more that we would have.  

Something that really helps during swim lessons AND now that school has started in the mornings is this new Kandoo Hair Detangler.  Allie has the MOST sensitive head ever, and before we were using these products, but I think this detangler works a little better.

2. "Reprogram Your Life: Bioscience for a Healthier You" by Steven Willey.  I read this book on our trip in May to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone and I have never read a "diet book" that makes more sense!  I had about 10 lbs to lose this summer and with using the methods in this book it came off within the first 2 months easy!  I highly recommend this book to all my friends and family- it really focuses on the way our bodies work and how to feed and treat our bodies to function and feel their best!  It also has a few really great tricks to help you lose weight easily, healthily, and fast.

3. Taylor Swift 1989.  My kids love T Swift and to kick off the summer I surprised them with her CD (I haven't bought a CD in like 10 years haha!)  Anyway, this was pretty much the theme music of our summer adventures (me and the kids at least)

4. Faux Birkenstocks:  These shoes are ugly and cute to me at the same time...not sure how that works...I also LOVE that they are good for my feet.  I shot a wedding last Saturday and was on my feet ALL day wearing these sandals and that night I couldn't believe that my feet didn't hurt one bit!  I bought 3 pairs because I got crazy good deals on them.  White ones are from Target and the other two are from BonTon (link under pic)  I don't have feet issues at all, so if you do you might want to opt for the real deal.

(snake and black ones here)

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and that this coming Fall is just as fun!  I can't wait to break out my boots and sweaters! :)  A post on my favorite Fall fashion will be coming soon...