Monday, December 5, 2016

My Santa List



  • These cute little matches for a stocking stuffer are so fun. I'd love to have them out by a candle. Full disclosure though, they'd be decoration. I've never lit a match in my life! 
  • Blush Ugg Slippers are a diva wish list item, I know! They're pricey but all the reviews are so good. With all the time I spend at home with Beau, I know that I would absolutely love having the on my tootsies. I should also note that this item is influenced by the fact that my feet have been freezing while I work on this post!
  • You know that your life is glam when you put a stain remover on your Christmas list. :) 
  • I always use this nail polish, Orly in "Cake Pop" when I get a pedicure treat and I love it so much. It's a great neutral while still being opaque. 
  • I've looked at this devotional for a long time.. I think it would be great to read through at the beginning of Beau's naptimes to bring my focus back to the Lord in the middle of the busy days.
  • Our new house is in major need of some art. I'd love to receive a Minted Art store credit to pick a few fine art prints, like the one above that I love. (This is in no way sponsored by Minted but truly I wish they would sponsor my art needs. Hi Minted!!! I'm a really nice girl!!! Work with me!!! ;) Haha!) 
  • This cozy sweatshirt really caught my eye. Can you tell I like blush things? :) 
  • We've had the same dishes since we got married, and I love ours, but they've gotten pretty scratched up from daily use. I'd love a new set of neutral ones! 

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I can't wait to see what's on your wishlist... Yay for all the sweet people that are going to link up with Sarah and I today! :) Give them all a quick hello!




Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday No. 51

No. 1


I really want to write out more of my thoughts in a longer post soon, but since becoming a mama, little moments have caught me off guard with joy. This week I needed to make some cookies and so I rolled Beau up to the island with me, and he was the sweetest helper. I love "doing life" with my boy. Also please notice my baby having picked up his little rings to bite on! This is huge, as our pediatrician has wondered how Beau's slightly deformed thumbs would affect milestones like this. I couldn't possibly be more proud.

Also you may notice a big plot twist... our new kitchen is not white. Oh, the HORROR! ;)

Speaking of doing life, Beau's gotten pretty good at posing for photos. :) 


No. 2

Earlier this week, I went with my friend Polly for her FIRST EVER trip to World Market. This was an outrage to me, because like half of our stuff is from there, haha! We had so much fun shopping around and brainstorming for Polly's new house. One small detail I should probably mention is that Polly's new house will be a ONE MINUTE walk from ours. I'm SO excited! I've never lived that close to a friend so I think it will be really fun. 


In case you were wondering what Beau was doing while we went on this little adventure, he was at home snuggling with his Granny!

No. 3

A few more new house sneaks.. on Wednesday night I hosted a Matilda Jane trunk show for the new Joanna Gaines line. It was such a blast having my friends from all different things come together trying on clothes and shopping together. My house looked like a boutique and it was so fun! If you still want to shop, follow the instructions in this post!





No. 4



I'm loving our Christmas decor being up, it's another little thing that makes the new house really feel like home. And yep, that stocking that says "Mommy" is mine. Surreal!

No. 5
In case you missed it,  Sarah and I are going to be hosting a Christmas linkup. We’d love for you to join in with one, a few, or all of our link ups!  Please be sure to use our graphic and link back to us in your post!  We will have our posts scheduled for 4 AM Central time the day of, so make sure you check our posts in order to link up :) We think it will be a really fun way to share Christmas plans and ideas!
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The Link-Up Schedule:
December 5th: Christmas Wish List
December 6th: Traditions
December 7th: Home Tour
December 8th: Christmas Gift Guide
December 9th: What’s In My Bag: Christmas Edition
December 12th: Favorite Holiday Recipes
December 13th: Your Holiday Outfits
December 14th: Christmas Card
December 15th: How do you make Christmas about more than gifts and the craziness associated with the season?





All of my Friday posts can be found here.



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Goals


November Goals

host Beau's baby dedication at my in laws' home looking back to this makes me feel like the month was so long!
Mail our Christmas Cards early because of our new address
finish all Christmas Shopping and wrapping
Decorate for Christmas
Host a Matilda Jane Party for the Joanna Gaines Collaboration Launch (stay tuned!) shared about this here, if you want to order.. noon deadline before the expected sellout launch!
Share Beau's 6 month photos
host some sweet visitors 
host Thanksgiving 
have Polly choose a theme from three that the hosts have chosen for her baby shower and start planning details

December Goals

Can I shoot y'all straight? My only goal for this month is to be present with my family and friends and enjoy this holiday season with them. The next few weeks for us are FULL of celebrations and I wouldn't have it any other day. This is what I live for. We will be celebrating the joy of the coming of the light of Christ through the jolly and sweet celebrations of Christmas!! I'll share as these things unfold and hope that y'all can all squeeze in some sweet time celebrating this season. I can think of Christmas holidays where I was lonely or struggling, and it can be really hard. If you're flying solo, reach out to a close friend and y'all decorate a gingerbread house or whatever! I think these sweet, tiny things offer glimpses into the hope ahead.

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Annnnnddd, Sarah and I are going to be hosting a Christmas linkup. We’d love for you to join in with one, a few, or all of our link ups!  Please be sure to use our graphic and link back to us in your post!  We will have our posts scheduled for 4 AM Central time the day of, so make sure you check our posts in order to link up :) We think it will be a really fun way to share Christmas plans and ideas!

The Link-Up Schedule:
December 5th: Christmas Wish List
December 6th: Traditions
December 7th: Home Tour
December 8th: Christmas Gift Guide
December 9th: What’s In My Bag: Christmas Edition
December 12th: Favorite Holiday Recipes
December 13th: Your Holiday Outfits
December 14th: Christmas Card
December 15th: How do you make Christmas about more than gifts and the craziness associated with the season?
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Joanna Gaines + Matilda Jane

Can I be honest with y'all? I'm a creeper. I love looking at what people wear, how they decorate their homes, etc. I can't tell you how often I drive by my favorite houses in our neighborhood and think to myself "hmm.. I wonder how they've decorated and if they would let me come peek!" Anyone else with me?

My dear friend Tiffany sells Matilda Jane Clothing, and when I attended my first party in February of this year I went 100% for support. I knew it was a girls clothing brand so I had no reason to shop. But I was VERY wrong. MJ has women's clothes, and over the past year has become one of my most trusted brands. All of the items are great quality, very soft, and many have an Anthropologie feel for a smaller price tag.

What does that have to do with stalking? I'm hosting a Matilda Jane party tonight at home for local friends, but thought I would open it up online for y'all! The Joanna Gaines collaboration released today and is likely to sell out, so if you want anything.. here are your directions:


And put down Victoria as your "Jane" so that I can send you a thank you for joining in! 

Back to stalking.. Tiffany has access to a group where people post photos of themselves and their children in their favorite MJ looks. It's a MAJOR rabbit trail. I love seeing how REAL people style clothes. Not fancy fashion bloggers, not print ad people.. I like seeing real ladies and how they dress. So here are my favorite stalker pics (which I'm allowed to share, by the way, haha!) 


This dress is by far my favorite for little girls. It comes with a removable apron. WHY does it not come in my size?! Someone please by this for your little girl so I can live vicariously through you!


I love this dress so much... it's on my wishlist!

How cute is this green dress with boots? 


This is by far my creepiest creep pic that I saved. I have and LOVE this dress, but now I'm convinced that I need the cardigan to match. 


I adore these mother daughter aprons.. I kind of want the mama one just for me! I also have the dress that she's wearing in another colorway. If you order, size up on the dress!


This top is by far the piece I'm most excited about from the Joanna collection. It can't arrive at my house soon enough! So cute with jeans and booties! I didn't save a photo of it, but I also have my eye on this comfy tee


I love this outfit for little girls!


This lady is wearing a tween dress in size 16.. and she has me convinced to try. So maybe there is a clementine print dress in my future! 

Other items I have and love: 
My Easter dress from the spring (worn while pregnant!)

Check out the Matilda Jane website and let me know which items are your favorites! :) If you order anything, follow the instructions I left above and it's super easy! Happy Shopping!





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