Riane and I love our life together. We love being married, raising our babies, running a business together and all that entails day in and day out. Running your own business means that at the end of the day it’s all on you. So…we work a lot. We wake up working and we go to bed working - which means we have to find unique ways to connect with each other each day. We bought a 1967 remodel a few years ago and we have so much fun with our DIY projects as we continue to make our own home updates each year. Since our bedroom often doubles as our office and place to connect each night, we decide this last year to invest a little more time on this room. The white, chic feel is the consistent theme that runs through our house and so we continued that theme as we updated our bedroom.
Seasonal changes and fashion updates come hand in hand! As our weather gets sunnier and warmer - the white jeans and wedges come out to play! I love this time of year when everyone is ready for something fresh and new in the wardrobe. I have always loved neutral tones and lots of whites when it comes to prepping my spring and summer closet. I have been studying the trends from different places and knew I needed a few pieces that were unique to me and pieces that I could wear over and over again without getting tired of them! I jumped in with Walmart last fall and discovered that they carry so many premium designers online. Walmart has given me a new place to shop for several different well known brands all at once! I was able to find exactly what I needed from Walmart in order to get a head start on my looks for spring!
We love to travel and we love to take our kids to see new places. There’s nothing better than making memories as a family and creating moments or opportunities for moments that our family is going to always remember. We try to remind ourselves on the reg that this are the times where we create the things we will laugh about when we are all old and sitting around the dinner table. These are the moments that our kids will tell their kids about. These are the moments that we’re never going to get back.
Each year we take our kids on a winter trip just before Christmas. We typically switch back and forth between a trip to Disney and a trip somewhere new every other year. That way we can still take advantage of the time they are young and love the Disney trips, but also making sure we help them see more of the world other than Texas and Anaheim… We love taking them new places, finding new adventures and making special family memories. This year we took a trip to Boston at the end of December - when flights are more affordable, hotel costs are lower and it’s really really really really cold!
Riane and I took a quick trip up to New York to spend a few days in Brooklyn. We typically take a trip with the kids each December and then a trip just the two of us for a few days in Jan. or Feb. This year when booking our trip to Boston with the kids, I found $69 flights on Southwest to NYC! I’ve been wanting to stay at a couple of places in Brooklyn, so we decided it was a great chance to get away for a few days before Riane’s spring season started and my coaching seasons kicked back up.
Stello_Peps! It’s Case once again sharing some thoughts on the blog… So - here is a Men’s Holiday Gift Guide written from the man’s perspective once again so that you don’t have to try and guess what it is that a man might have on his holiday wish list. Shopping for Him can be really easy or it can be fairly challenging. Totally depends on your man and what it is that he likes or in some cases what he doesn’t like. I don’t claim to know what your guys would want for Christmas, but what I can do is share with you some things that I think are pretty cool and some great deals I’ve found…
I’m not sure about the rest of ya’ll but I always have this feeling of the holidays getting real, real fast right after Thanksgiving. I am not the greatest about shopping cyber sales because I feel torn to decorate and have family time since my kids are out of school. So when they go back I try to jump into action and snag whatever I can for my people, finding items that are fun to give and make sense for friends and family. Buying for others can be stressful, so let me help and give some ides that can make giving joyful and less time consuming.
Welcome to the greatest shopping week of the year! It is Cyber week and I’m sure you all have already been doing some shopping - both in stores and online! Since literally every store is running a huge sale right now, I’ve tried to pair down all the choices to a few great finds in my Cyber Week Gift Guide for 2018. So you can take advantage of such a great week of shopping and saving on so many gifts for Christmas.
Not sure about the rest of the world, but one of the things I covet most in the world is sleep. I am in a constant game of how much sleep I wish I got and how much sleep I actually get. I have a thing about getting as much work done as possible before I go to sleep so I rest easier - which is actually a huge joke because in my line of work the job is never done.
The holidays are truly a magical time of the year. All of the decorations and hot coco make for lots of smiles and happy hearts. Holiday parties however can sometimes lead to stress and unhappy thoughts when it comes to getting dressed and spending money on something that you may not wear again. I love keeping holiday looks simple and classic because you can still wear “simple stylish” all year long! Today I’m sharing some classic holiday style with this amazing lace skirt!
Well it’s Friday, and I have some favs to share! From a true lover of all things seasonal and holiday related, this time of year is my jam. I love picking up fresh decor pieces that I can keep up for longer than a couple weeks. I like to have clean and simple decor in my home so that it is neutral enough to work in whatever part of the house I want to use it.
Friday is here and I am currently hanging out with my daughter in East Texas on her 7th grade retreat with her class. Lots of fresh air, but yes I am ready to sleep in my own bed tonight! These camp bunk beds are definitely NOT one of my Friday favs! But it’s totally worth it! Making memories with her always are. Now, on to sharing with you some of my favorite things that I am loving!
One of my favorite things about being a stylist and a blogger is being able to have the latest insight on not only fashion and trends, but where to buy and who has the best deals. I am a high low shopper, meaning I like to buy my investments pieces that are usually a higher price point, and buy on a lower price the trendier items that I might not keep in my wardrobe as long.