January Budget Recap

January Budget: $75 + Net Sales from my online store : $101 = $176  Hey-o! In light of my self-imposed shopping ban in January, I decided to use my January budget to participate in some fun group giveaways and purchase gifts for my Cara Box exchange. I {heart} giving gifts, so it was fun to put my addiction on hold for 30 days to bless someone else. ;) Here's how it all broke down: $79.98 { My 100 Follower ShoeMint Giveaway } $25 {Group Sponsor Giveaway over at The Tiny Heart } $15 {G… Read more

Maroon + Mustard Stripes

I haven't been feeling too well the past week or so. But for whatever reason, putting on real clothes the other day actually made me feel a little better. :)  This outfit has been in my repertoire for awhile. All of the pieces are old so it, unfortunately, has taken a back seat to other newer pieces/outfits. But we've been experiencing unseasonably warm weather here in Dallas so I figured I needed to work it in before sweater and boot season is over.  It was a busy day so I w… Read more

January Cara Box Reveal

My girl Kim  told me about the Cara Box exchange earlier this month (or was it late last month?). I absolutely loved the concept and decided to sign up. The concept is simple. You are paired with 2 lovely bloggers - one that you get to know stalk through their blog...get to know the people, things, activities, etc they love. Towards the end of the month, you do a little shopping for them and send them a box of goodies and encouragement. Kinda like a pen pal. And likewise, there is a b… Read more

Project 52 | Week 4: Believe Him + Link-Up!

This week, I read Exodus 13 through 32. And once again, there were several take-a-ways. The biggest reminder that I walked away with was that the Lord is in control. I don't have to be fearful. And he's fighting for me and making a way out of no way. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. - Exodus 14:14 Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the great power that the … Read more

Inspired + The Sunshine Award

I have been so inspired lately by Pinterest and all of the amazing new blogs I've discovered. Here are a few of my faves! Amen. My sentiments exactly. Well, no...actually they're  Becoming Bianca 's sentiments, but I concur.  The cutest little office space via boutique la boheme . I don't know about you but I would be inspired to do something... ... anything creative in this little space. Love it. And last but not newest style crush, The Daileigh . Her style is … Read more

Resolution Revolution 2013: January Blog Hop

I am TER-RI-BLE when it comes to resolutions. Terrible. But I seem to be able to wrap my head around the idea of goals a little better. And believe me when I say that I am a hot mess and always need to be working on improving myself, so goals it is. Scene It's the end of December. About halfway through my 2 week Christmas break. I'm on my comfortable couch. Watching way too much TV. And it dawns on me. Resolutions? No...GOALS. Yes, goals. But not just goals, INTENTIONAL GOALS . … Read more

Weekend Wear

Hubby and I had a great time in Houston last weekend! We haven't been down there since my bestie, Jaclyn, got married a year and a half ago, so we were definitely overdue for a weekend trip.  There were two purposes for the trip: to visit with Jaclyn and her hubby & to celebrate Veronica's (my other bestie) 30th birthday. Unfortunately, Veronica had a family emergency and had to be in Dallas this past weekend so we missed each other. :( ____________________________________… Read more

Project 52 | Week 3: God's Perfect Plan & Purpose + Link-Up!

3 weeks down...49 more to go! ha! And I'm already slacking...big time. But I'm not giving up. This is a very important challenge for me this year, so I'm sticking to it. I think I can, I think I can.  This past week I read Genesis 43 through Exodus 12. I forgot how amazing of a book Genesis is. I was kind of sad to leave it behind, but excited to move on to a new book.  My biggest takeaway this week centered around God's perfect plan & purpose .  In Genesis 45, Jose… Read more

....annnddd the Winner is....

...Priscilla of My Simple Cute Style . Congrats, girlfriend! In the next 48 hours, please email the following info to : Shoe pick Color Size Shipping Address Thanks to all who entered my 100 Follower ShoeMint Giveaway ! And thanks again to all of you lovely readers. You really have made blogging so much fun for me. Have an awesome weekend! xo, Read more

I'm Gone with the Wind...FABULOUS!

Hello, honeys! I actually wasn't planning to post today, but I just HAD to share this with you. After watching this 3 TIMES, I'm still searching for the right words. And I'm not usually speechless. But today...I'm at a loss. I will say that Kenya is a new kind of crazy . But for some reason, I'm kind of drawn to the craziness. I also admire that she owns the craziness. She owns it, honey. Because NO ONE is that off & doesn't know it. Anyway, while I search … Read more

Winter Florals

Happy Hump Day, y'all! I'm taking Friday off, so today is my Thursday. Woo hoo! The hubs and I are driving to Houston this weekend to hang out with some friends & celebrate my bestie's dirty 30! Can't wait! ______________________________________________________ Anyway, on to my OOTD. Who says floral prints are only for spring & summer?! I say florals are hot year-round. ;) Clearly Lucy Liu agrees with me. Never mind that her dress looks like a giant floral tabl… Read more

Project 52 | Week 2: Sibling Rivalry + Link-Up!

This past week, I read Genesis 25-42. I'm so thankful for the richness and relevance of God's word. It's truly timeless and contains all of the answers to life's questions. There were so many awesome nuggets throughout those 17 chapters, but there is 1 main theme that struck me the most... Sibling Rivalry Starting with the first siblings in the Bible, Cain & Abel, sibling rivalry has been a very real consequence of the fall.  In the course of time Cain brought to th… Read more

100 Follower Giveaway!

Yay ME !  I reached a blogging milestone recently... 100 GFC followers ! Special S/O to Kelly over at Sparkles and Shoes for being my 100th follower! Thanks, girlfriend! ;) And most importantly....yay YOU ! For following. For reading. For your sweet comments. For encouraging me on this fun new journey. So in honor of you, I am hosting a giveaway. And a pretty spectacular one, might I add. A Pair of Shoes from SHOEMINT ! Because, after all, what girl doesn't love a new pair of shoes? R… Read more

2 Liebster Award Nominations in 1 Week!

Jackie of My Caribbean Closet and Cassidy of Things Like Skeleton Keys & Me  each nominated me recently for the Liebster Award! THANK YOU for the nominations, ladies! Since the nominations came in so close together, I figured I'd cheat a little and combine the questions in one post.  Here are the rules : Post 11 random facts about yourself. Answer the 11 questions the nominator(s) asked. You (the nominee) come up with 11 new nominees (no tag backs) and 11 questions for your nominees … Read more

Daniel Fast Preparation + Channeling My Inner 'Jenny from the Block'

Happy Sunday, LOVES! It was cold & rainy in Dallas this weekend. Hubby had drill (he's an ARMY reservist), so ladies weekend, it was. Kendall spent the holidays with her grandparents on her mom's side, so it's been a month or so since we last saw her. She was definitely missed this Christmas. I spent the better part of the day on Saturday doing laundry and cleaning. Later on, we headed to a birthday party, attended Saturday service, and met up with some friends for di… Read more