Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fall Colors for 2017

I am dying for fall. It is by far my favorite season. The fresh air. No allergies. PSL everything. And fall colors. I adore fall colors. They are so warm and inviting. 
This years top 10 fall colors according to Pantone's report are:

  • PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine- A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter.
  • PANTONE 19-1725 Tawny Port- Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.
  • PANTONE 13-2808 Ballet Slipper- Descended from the Red family but with a softer touch, Ballet Slipper is always flattering and reminiscent of the rosy glow of health.
  • PANTONE 16-1341 Butterum- This snug, warming, and toasty shade is evocative of drinking a glass of Butterrum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening.
  • PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony- A mainstay for the season for both palettes, Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.
  • PANTONE 17-4402 Neutral Gray- The standard bearer of all neutrals, Neutral Gray shares the anchoring role with Navy Peony in this palette. It can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement shade.
  • PANTONE 19-4524 Shaded Spruce- This is a green you might see in the forest – sheltering and protective as evergreen trees.
  • PANTONE 16-0543 Golden Lime- Earthy tones with a twist, the golden undertones of Golden Lime makes this yellow-green shade a refreshing complement to fall classics.
  • PANTONE 17-4041 Marina- Cool with an enhanced vitality, Marina is the only truly cool color in the fall palette that brings with it freshness and brightness.
  • PANTONE 17-1145 Autumn Maple- A quintessential autumn color, Autumn Maple is tawny and russet, introducing warmth into the palette.

My favorites are Tawny Port, Shaded Spruce and Autumn Maple. I am going to be searching the stores to add these colors to my wardrobe this season! 

What color is your favorite? 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Defenders

I promise no spoilers. 

The Defenders came out on Netflix last Friday and I couldn't wait to get started watching this. If this is on your Netflix list to watch, watch it. BUT make sure you have watch Daredevil season1 and 2, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist (they all only have 1 season each) or you will have NO idea what is going on. It would be almost impossible to understand what is happening without watching these first. 

The Defenders is only 8 episodes and I couldn't stop watching. It is so good. It took a good 3 episodes for them to join forces but once they did...BAM! Each episode is jam packed with action and drama and some really funny scenes. We do lose a couple of people along the way and a few times I wondered how it all would end but it was seriously so good and so many answers to questions were answered. 

If you want to start watching, watch them in this order:
Daredevil season 1 
Jessica Jones 
Daredevil season 2
Luke Cage 
Iron Fist 
The Defenders 

All of these have new seasons coming out in 2018 and 2019 plus The Punisher is coming which I am stoked about. Don't have's cheap. Get it. 

If you watched The Defenders....what were your thoughts on it? Let me know!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Deal of the day

Y'all....Fabletics is having their semi-annual sale and it is so good. They do this twice a year and everything is marked down by so much! $8+ sport bras, $10+ shirts, $15+ pants plus dresses, shorts, skirts, swim wear and accessories. The sale ends this Thursday for VIP members so don't delay! 

Becoming a VIP is super easy. It is $50 a month and you get one outfit of your choosing. If you choose to not want that month, you simply skip by the 5th of the month and you are not charged. If you forget, they do charge you but it goes towards your account, so you would have credit! There stuff is simply the best for workout and everyday life. I practically live in it. 
Please don't hesitate to ask me questions. I know everything about this company. I can also help with sizing if you are curious. 

Friday, August 18, 2017


Happiest of birthday's to my dad! One of the greatest men alive. You are always there when I need you and gave me the best life growing up. You always were teaching me, always giving me life lessons that have helped me today. Kara and I are blessed to call you dad. You are also a fantastic Pop to our kids. I hope today is awesome and I love you! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

State Fair Winners 2017

Dear Diary,

The Texas State Fair has just announced their newest additions and boy are they a doozy. Look over them and let me know what you are excited about or think sounds awful! 

I am upset the fish bowl has pineapples (since I am allergic) so I won't be having that one. Bobby and I did agree that the ONE we must get is the Froot Loop one! But most of them this year are pretty amazing. I have been disappointed to past couple of years but this year has really stepped it up. 

Love, Me

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Demi for Fabletics, Take 2

So So So excited right now. Demi Lovato is back with round 2 collaboration with Fabletics. And this time, it's even cuter (didn't think it was possible!)

Take a look at some of my favs and then head on over and buy! 

And this is just the beginning! Ahhh....I am dying over here! And someone very special gave me money to Fabletics for my birthday so if you'll excuse me, MOMMA IS GOING SHOPPING!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One Year Ago

One year ago today I became a stay at home mom. I had no idea driving home that day, the day I got let go, I would actually enjoy being a stay at home mom. To me, it seemed like the worst. I had always worked. I started working at 14 and I had never not known it. It was such a culture shock the first couple of weeks but then something changed in me. It was like over night and my mind couldn't fathom the idea of going back to work. Like just the thought of not seeing him everyday, being with him, watching him grow made me sick to my stomach. And that's when I knew that this is what I had been working my whole life for. That this little creature was/is what life is about. I am super blessed to be a stay at home mom and I tell people all the time. 

Things I have learned: Reasons I have grown: People I have met: Things I have gotten to do:

*I have learned patience. The art of patience is a hard thing. And I don't always succeed (like yesterday) but I have more patience today then I did a year ago. 
*I have learned to laugh at the smallest things. I laugh so many times a day at Brody. Even in this terrible two stage, he still can make me laugh. I feel like I use to be so uptight about things and now, I let things roll of my back and laugh. 
*I feel like I have grown into a better person. I have more respect for people in general. I know what its like to work and have a child and I know how hard it is to be a stay at home mom. It's not easy and I use to think it was. I use to think it wasn't a job. But y'all, it is a 24/7 job. With no holidays. No time off. And NO PAY!
*I have found myself again. I have had more time for the blog and I have had more time for myself. His nap time is my time and I take full advantage of it. 
*If it wasn't for deciding to not to go back to work, I would have never met Gabby and Miguel. And that by far is reason enough these days. I also wouldn't have met our friends at The Little Gym nor would we have met Lina and Isabel. Finding other stay at home moms has been very important and very rewarding. 
*Brody and I get to do whatever we want during the day. We can go explore wherever. We can go see anything. I can give him the opportunity to experience life before he has to start school. I feel like I have the biggest part in his learning/growing so it's incredibly important for him to experience things. 

If for some reason you are on the fence about becoming a stay at home mom, I am here to tell you to do it. If it works for your family and your husband supports it, do it! It's not easy...but it's highly rewarding! Getting to experience things through my child's eyes is the best. I never imagined my life like this year ago...but we don't always know God's plans. We just have to have faith that it all works out and trust that he knows what he is doing!

Also for the record...I am totally not bashing women who work or chose to put their child in daycare. You who work and are moms- you are Wonder Women to me! I have nothing but huge respect for what you do. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Ford and Wyatt Tee Of The Month

Ever heard of a tee of the month club? Where you pay a monthly price and you are sent a new shirt but you have no idea what it's going to look like or be? I actually love this idea because I can just give my info once and I am done. I know something cute and comfy and stylish will be coming for me once a month and I don't have to worry about wasting my time shopping around. Plus you save money by doing this options, especially if you know you are going to buy anyways! 

Well Ford and Wyatt offers this deal. This was last months shirt (which is still available for purchase and you for sure want it). 

It's super soft, super durable and I love the meaning. In today's world right now, coming together and being one as mom's is what I am all about. United together, united as mothers, sticking together and helping one another. 

And this month's shirt is #momlife. United Motherhood was considered last months shirt but for my readers she is allowing that shirt to qualify. Just tell her in the comments at check out that Dani mentioned it on her blog, that you would like the united motherhood shirt and if she has it available in the size that you need, she will hook you up! 

You can search all of her other clothing options here. She has little love shirts available too! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Five on Friday

Best Friend Edition- 
Gabby and Miguel got back from Colombia and Lina's family that was in town for a while left so the gang was back together! They missed (and I missed) our bff's like crazy! 

one. These 3!
The three best friends. The three amigos. I love them all dearly. All 3 are so different but that's what works for them. 

two. First Kiss
Totally innocent and totally precious. Yes I encouraged it and Lina's daddy wasn't very happy with me but come on! They are so incredibly cute. 

three. Splash time
Klyde Warren is so much fun and these kiddos had a blast! I got great photos and it wasn't terrible till about 11:15 when it got super hot and crowded. 

four. Lucky
They have fun together and us mom's have fun together. Brody and I are very lucky to have Gabby/Miguel and Lina/Isabel! 

five. Blessed
Ok not the kiddos but it's me and my kid and I just love him and his adventurous ways. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Deal of the Day

Dear Diary,

Yesterday I talked about how Emerald Sky made Brody's birthday shirt and how awesome it was and how I just love this company. 

Well... when I woke up this morning, I saw they had just put all of their tanks on sale until Sunday (8/13) and I just had to tell y'all! 
Use code SHOPDL for 15% off your order at checkout and also use FREESHIP for free shipping! 

Love, Me

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Brody's birthday shirt

The girls at Emerald Sky ALWAYS have my back. When I reached out to them to make Brody's 2 year old t-shirt, they didn't hesitate one bit in helping me out. They worked with me through every step of the process from the placement of Woody and Buzz to the writing on the shirt. I can NOT thank you girls enough for his birthday shirt. You are such an incredible t-shirt company and I am super blessed to rep y'all.

They made him a white one with blue writing for his photos and a navy one with white writing for his bday party.  It is quality made and has held up to washing (cold water and inside out). 

Head over to their website to check them out. Custom shirts are available but it does take them 2 weeks from the time the artwork is approved for you to receive them. Go here to contact them if you are needed something custom made. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Little Gym Birthday Party

Let me start off by saying I am the biggest fan of The Little Gym in Mansfield. Not only did they do my kiddo's birthday right, everything was so well organized and put together. I didn't have to come up with one single idea (besides the theme) nor did I have set up anything. All I did was drop off everything the morning of (decorations, cake, etc.) and they kept it in a secure place for me and when it was go time, set it all up for me. I got there at 5:30 thinking I was going to help and it was DONE! All I had to do was position the cake and donuts in the spot I wanted and that was it. I will recommend anyone to have their child's birthday there. Ask for Rae and Sara to host it. They are a power team and were friends with all the kiddos by the end. Everyone loved them and kept telling me afterwards how awesome it was. Oh and best part, I didn't have to clean up! I could actually enjoy my son's birthday party (even though I helped with a few things and Rae kept telling me to stop :-) ). 

I took SO many photos so I narrowed it down to a few (haha) of my favorites to show you how awesome it all was. If something catches your eye and want to know where it all came from, check the end of this blog for all of that!  

Thank you again to Rae, Sara and Tony for making my kiddos birthday party a HUGE success. And thank you to Little Gym for being such a wonderful, safe establishment for my child!

Decorations, balloons, #2 candle- Party City
Cowboy hat, Woody and Buzz doll- Amazon
Brody's birthday shirt- Emerald Sky
Wooden serving dishes, cake and cake platter- Target
Donuts- Local donut place in Mansfield
Honest juice box- Sams
Pizza- Little Ceasers