Fresh Find: The Season We’ve All Been Waiting For

Let the games begin! It’s finally the weekend and what a busy one it will be! The boys have their school festival tonight which means they should sleep hard. Which is great because we will be up early and heading to Stillwater on Saturday morning. I’m so excited to finally start tailgating again. While this isn’t the first game of the season, this will be the first home game that we actually will be on campus. Overall, it should be an eventful weekend!

Prepare for all the fall social media posts because they will be all over the place. With that being said, Happy First Day of Fall! On the first day of fall, we will be experiencing a heat wave which is not exactly what I had hoped for but what I am use to living in Oklahoma. The good news is there are some really great sales going on the weekend to help you prepare your closet for when the weather decides to cooperate! Read More »

My Lazy Guide to Fall Trends

Overall, I tend to stick to the classics. Stripes and basic colors are my best friend. The most I usually venture out is a pop of color. This is especially true with my workwear. Although I work an a University and our dress code is business casual, I find it hard to branch too far out. That being said, I’ve been reading some trend reports this fall and there are some trends that I am excited to try. I think I am mostly excited that some of the trends are wearable for work and out of the office, which I consider the ultimate win-win! On the other hand, I’m also sharing a couple trends that are not for me. Either way, these trends are all easy to accomplish!

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The Fall Recipes I’m Dying to Try

What month is it again?! It would appear that the last few months have gotten away from me. Both boys went to school this year. MJ is adjusting pretty well to PreK (or p-class as he calls it) and Gabe is enjoying the benefits of “looping” with his 1st grade teacher for 2nd grade. Work has finally somewhat slowed down for David and I since UCO is a few weeks into the fall semester. I am starting to really feel like I can breathe and think straight again. This weekend I sat down and made a true grocery list and searched through Pinterest for inspiration on what to cook. Here are a few things that caught my eye!

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The Sale Is Finally Here

The wait is over the and the time is finally now! It seems that every year, around this time, I find myself in a shopping rut. I tend to get stuck between the heat and humidity of summer and the dream of fall leaves and pumpkin spice everything. I have been perusing Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale for the last few days, drooling over item after item. After some narrowing down, I have created my picks and the best part is that they are all under $100!! My main focus while picking out items was affordable and livable. After all, beautiful clothes are amazing but if they aren’t livable, what is the point?! Read More »

Monday Motivations: Office Outfits

After our first summer weekend at home, I can finally say that I am feeling refreshed and accomplished. Our laundry is caught back up, I [finally!] bought groceries, and I got some much needed yard work done! We also managed to attend an anniversary party, birthday party, have a sleepover, and hit the pool twice over the weekend! It’s crazy how calm and relaxed I feel with all the activity we have had. Sometimes, you just need to have some family time and been in your own space for a few days.


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Fresh Find: Sparklers, Swimming, and 4th of July! Oh My!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!! Every year, we go to my in-laws lake house on Lake Eufaula for the 4th of July. There are 7 cousins on David’s side of the family and the kids love nothing more than to get together and play in the lake. This time is always full of memories and new traditions. Some of our older traditions include: antique shopping on rainy days, everyone having a dinner hosting night, and drink of the day specials. I will admit, we do not have cell service or wifi and it is always bittersweet. The best part is that I can get in some good reading!

If you aren’t going out of town and you have access to the internet, I would highly recommend hitting up some of the sales going on this weekend! Holidays always give stores the best excuse to have great sales, so be sure to take advantage! If you’re going away to where the wifi is weak, I’m sharing some book recommendations that make the perfect beach reads! Enjoy!
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My 4th of July Picks

I love the 4th of July for so many reasons. There is the food, the sociableness, and best of all, the fireworks. When I was younger, we would always go down the road to a friend’s house to shoot off fireworks. The boys  were older than me but I loved help set them off. They shoot up in the sky and burst into a million sparkling pieces and I was in awe of their beauty. Everything has always seemed so much more magical under sparkling lights.  As I grew older, I was able to go to a few 4th of July parties with some friends. These always felt like a special adventure because I was able to see how others celebrated the holiday. While the fireworks mostly stayed the same, the food was always different. There would be the classics: Hot dogs, chips, potato salad. But sometimes there were new surprises like homemade ice cream and blueberry/strawberry cheesecake bars!

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Finding My Inner Peace

I’ve spent years on the edge of my seat, never feeling at peace. I’ve either been waiting for something to happen or I’ve been trying to make something happen. While I hate to think of myself as discontent, it’s been my truth. I’ve always been looking forward to when we bought a house, paid off our credit cards, graduated college, and so much more. About two years ago, I hit a wall… hard. I finally realized that if I spend my whole life waiting for the next big thing, it would never be enough. The saying that “tomorrow never comes” was as clear as the water after a storm. This realization has been hard sometimes but honestly, it’s been the best thing for me.

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School is Out, Now What?!

School ended a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been searching for ways for the boys to burn off their energy before bedtime. As many boy moms know, those sweet angels of ours seem to hit an all-time energy high right before bedtime. It’s like the witching hours at our house including but not limited to racing through the house, arguing, yelling, and most of all: wrestling. Being the good mother I am, I try to let them work of the energy outside. It seems kids do not get outside enough and sometimes some fresh air is just what you need to get a good nights sleep. I’ve come across some low to no-cost ideas that I think might help the boys but also benefit me [WIN!] and so, I thought I’d share them with you!

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Kronologie Adventures: European Dream Pt. 5

Have you ever been somewhere and immediately felt the urge to go back? That is exactly what I felt when we left our final destination, Barcelona. Our adventures were all fun but I was so excited to see Barcelona that I could hardly stand it. There was something about Barcelona that gave me so much joy and once we got there, I understood that feeling. I had completely romanticized Barcelona and I was right to do so. The weather was perfect, the food was wonderful, and the buildings were breathtaking. I could have roamed there all day if I would have had the time. I have placed a week stay in Barcelona at the top of  my bucket list.

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