Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cozy Chic

Wednesday, November 26, 2014





Yellow Knit Cardigan c/o Lulu*s
BP Red Long Sleeve Shirt
Hue Espresso Leggings
Initial Triangle Necklace c/o Jane Basch
Dark Brown Ankle Boots c/o Lulu*s

I can't believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving, this month has seriously flown by. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays since it's a day to be spent with family and delicious food. I'm a sucker for mashed potatoes, rolls, and pumpkin pie. What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

These photos were taken over a month ago now and I'm just getting around to posting them. I tend to find myself in different variations of this outfit on a weekly basis. A cozy over sized cardigan, long sleeve top, and opaque leggings are perfect for this time of year. I instantly dressed up my look by wearing heeled ankle boots, a simple necklace, and accentuating my waist with a belt. This look could easily be dressed down with knee high boots and socks, layered necklaces, and a top knot.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Heart Shaped Locket from PicturesOnGold.com & Giveaway

Tuesday, November 25, 2014







Custom Silver Heart Shaped Locket c/o Pictures on Gold
Choies Laced Teal Top 
Swell Black Bodycon Skirt
Polka Dot Tights from Hanes Hosiery
Franco Sarto Pumps

How gorgeous is this locket from PicturesOnGold.com?! I'm obsessed with it and loved that I was able to custom it to my liking. Something that made this an online shopping experience unlike any other is that I was able to see exactly what my custom locket was going to look like before ordering it. I don't know of any other jewelry companies that offer that kind of service. I decided to have it plain on the outside since I wanted something versatile and simple that would go with just about anything in my wardrobe. When you open up the locket the left side says Zaden's name and his nickname in parenthesis. The right side of the locket has my most favorite recent picture of him. On the back of the locket I put the year 2014.

PicturesOnGold.com is offering 10% off all orders now through December 23, 2014 with promo code: HOLIDAY14.

Friday, November 21, 2014

6 Steps for Toddler Party Planning

Friday, November 21, 2014

For the past few days my sister and I have been busy planning final details for Zaden’s second birthday party tomorrow.  This year we wanted to keep it simple, small, and fun for the little ones.  I have come up with a small to-do list to make the process easier for those of you who may be in the same boat.

6 Steps For Toddler Party Planning

Step 1- Decide on a Theme

Zaden loves Despicable Me Minions and my mama and sister had previously purchased some Minion party supplies on super sale last year when they stopped carrying it at our local Walmart. This made making a decision on a party theme super easy this year. I can’t wait for Zaden to tell me what kind of party he wants to have next year.

Step 2- Make a Guest List, Establish a RSVP Date, & Mail Invites

I wanted to keep our party small this year and only invite Zaden’s closest friends and their parents to our party.  For a toddlers birthday party I personally suggest not inviting a ton of people because it will be crazy as is with several little ones running around unless you have a huge venue and tons of cash to drop on the party (;

Step 3- Purchase and Send Invitations

There’s something special about receiving an actual invite versus a Facebook or electronic invitation to an event.  My favorite card company is Tiny Prints. They have the cutest cards and always have fantastic promotions going on. I personally loved the cake cutout party invite design it was cute and a little bit funky.  I suggest mailing out invites 2 weeks in advance so your guests have plenty of time to make arrangements to be there.

Step 4- Plan Games and Activities

Something I feel is important for a children’s birthday party is fun games and activities to make this event memorable and fun for the little ones. It’s important to not overdo it especially since games and activities are bound to take longer with little ones. Some of the games we have planned for tomorrow afternoon is a homemade piƱata, place the pocket on the minion, bowling, and having the kids decorate their own mini murph pizzas to eat.  We also have cute party favors planned out for Zaden’s friends.

Step 5- Food

Decide on whether you want to serve an entire meal, snacks, or desserts. Depending on what you are serving plan you party around that time. We are hosting our party in the late afternoon since the kids will all be rested and ready to eat lunch and cake shortly after arrival.

Step 6- Decorations

When it comes to decorating I say keep it simple and fun. Make your theme known and make a list of items you already have or things you will need to purchase before shopping. I love going to Hobby Lobby and taking advantage of their 40% off a single item coupon. I have made a few trips and have gotten that deal on some of the larger more pricey items to bring total party cost down.

Remember to have fun and if something doesn't go as planned to not stress about it. 
Happy party planning!

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