Saturday, August 19, 2017

Outfit Love

Well everything about this outfit just makes me smile! And I feel like it screams fall, but still cool enough for how stinking hot it will still be for a while. Lemme lay it all out there for ya... 
 Earrings: Nickel and Suede.
Shirt: Old Navy.
Shorts: Wal-Mart. (Y'all! These shorts are jersey fabric and they are life. changing. Even though they are out of stock I still posted the link because I am soooo hoping they restock these!)
Necklace: Kohl's.
Sunglasses: Old Navy (These are my favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite FAVORITE. I feel like sunglasses very rarely fit my face well, but these ones do. It's a miracle! So I bought like 8 pairs. Because sunglasses break or get sat on or whatever so easily). 
Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory! For $30 - can't even handle this amazing dupe! Check out the pair that many fashion bloggers have been linking here...$159?! I am just so beyond happy with this amazing find! #saved129dollars #booyah #didijustsaybooyah 

I love me some cute fashion. And this outfit reminds me of my fav transitional fall outfit from last year, here. Cuteness! :)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Target Stroll for the Soul

I'd like to copyright that phrase right now! ;) But for real, sometimes all you need is a little stroll through Target to envigorate your spirits. Last night on my stroll I decided to document some of my favorite finds. Let's do this!

Oh Knox Rose, how you speak to speak to my soul, every. Single. Time. If you are into bohemian, billowy, peasant top style, then Target's Knox Rose like is for you! I just can't. It's all so cute.

This is the first top that caught my eye. Love! Link here. I'm actually a little bit shocked that I didn't throw it in the cart. So cute!
 I would love this dress with a jean jacket or  an open chambray button up.
I am a SUCKER for anything embroidered. 
 Check out the details on this dress!!
 So so pretty.
Alright, onto the baby/toddler section. Definitely my favorite section of the store!

I mean, are you freaking kidding me?! That fur vest?! #dying. I searched and it doesn't look like it's up yet! Lame. Get it up there Target! :)
This little outfit! 😍😍😍 
 So I'm not usually an overall person for my babies but that striped yellow shirt and the little bulldozer on it?! I die!
 Adorableness! Here.
The dress that comes with the romper!
 This white eyelet dress is so sweet! Here.
Okay, gingham and a Peter pan collar TOGETHER?! Ummm... SO MUCH YES! Link here.
Anyone who knows me well knows that mustard yellow is the color of my heart. Love these!! Find the cute tank top here.
I love this pretty top so much! Here.
 Such a fun pop of pretty plumb purple!
 Such a fun skirt! Find it here.
 I just had to take a pic of this whole display because holy cuteness.
Well, on last night's Target stroll I didn't make it to any of the home decor aisles, which is an abomination, but I'll be honest, it's because I was hungry and Taco Bell was calling my name. #hadtogettherebeforeitclosed #cheesygorditacrunch

Target stroll for the soul...I like that. I think I'll document it next time too! 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Nickel and Suede Love

I am just as obsessed as ever with Nickel and Suede. I got brave enough to try the large size in the Champagne Shimmer earrings and I am in LOVE! I usually stick to medium but now I'm pretty sure I'll always order large! #can'tgetenoughoftheseearrings
 And then Jared surprised me with this Gold Cuff for Mother's Day! I am just living in this leather beautifulness these days and I wanted to share it with you. :)
I'm just so in love with these!! 😍
I literally wear the Champaigne Shimmer with EVERYTHING! #obsessed #beobsessedwithme #nickelandsuedestyle

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sometimes You Gotta Drive Like Cruella DeVille

I feel like Cruella DeVille could be the source of a ridiculous amount of hysterical memes. Like seriously I could probably spend all night making them. But here is the one I actually did make. Because me. #alwayslate #drivelikecruella

Monday, February 6, 2017

Valentine's Day Vignette

I love Valentine's Day. And while I don't go all out while decorating for it, I do love to do a little something. This is my Valentine's Day vignette from last year. All the heart eyes!!! So cute right?
The wreath is from JoAnn, and both of the framed art are from Hobby Lobby. I made the curtains out of some adorable fabric from Hobby Lobby. That store...I just can't get enough.
I mean, I just love this! If it weren't for the fact that we've moved since last year, I would recreate this exact vignette for next week! Love, love, love.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Chocolate Frosted Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies

I had Cub Scouts tonight and our amazing den leader, Gwen, asked if I would bring cookies for our "Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar" activity. (The boys got to examine fingerprints from several suspects to determine who stole the cookies - it was so much fun! Gwen is AMAZING). Before I get into the recipe, here's a picture of the delicious beauts. I'll be honest - these turned out WAY better than I was expecting them to. #thesecookiesaremynewbestfriend #ormaybemynewworstenemy
 So I knew I had to make or buy cookies, but being the homebody that I have become this winter (we have had 7 snow days and multiple 2 hour delays - we have been BURIED in snow) I never made it to the store. I would've needed to buy chocolate chips to make my go-to-last-second-but-delicious cookies - Devil's Food Cake Mix Chocolate Chip cookies. I bought a bag of semisweet chocolate chips like a month ago to have on hand for this recipe, but of course I straight up ate the whole bag. #goals :) So without the chocolate chips I knew those cookies would be worthless. #honesty

I decided to look at some of the cookie recipes I had on my pinterest board and see what my options were. I came across this delicious looking recipe for Texas Sheet cake cookies from Cookies and Cups and had almost all the ingredients, but not all that I needed. Which was sad, because they looked amaze. Then I realized, I did have all the ingredients to make the devil's food cookies (minus the chocolate chips of course) and all the ingredients to make the frosting from the Texas sheet cake cookie recipe. So I combined them! And like I said, amaze.
My little cutie girl helped me make these and her and I are now a LITTLE obsessed with them. She couldn't stop begging for them all afternoon and I couldn't stop sneaking them when she wasn't looking.

For years I've always used a recipe my mom gave me for Devil's Food Cake Mix cookies, that I'm pretty sure she got off the back of a cake mix box. I haven't been able to find the hard copy of that recipe for FOREVER so I've been looking to this recipe at Fun With the Fullwoods when I've been making these the past few years. It's identical to the one my mom always uses. Even though the ingredient list is so small, I still don't have this recipe memorized! #aintnevergonnahappen #becauseme

After I put the cookies in the oven Sis and I whipped up a batch of the frosting from the Cookies and Cups recipe. I was a half cup short on powdered sugar, but I thought the frosting still tasted delightful, so the recipe I'm listing reflects that. But OF COURSE you can never have enough powdered sugar so by all means go by the original recipe! :) Texas Sheet Cake Cookies by Shelly at Cookies and Cups HERE and Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies by Brittany at Fun With the Fullwoods HERE. For kinda winging it I think these cookies turned out amazing!!

Makes 25 cookies
For the Cookies:
Devil's Food cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
For the Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
3 tbsp. milk
2 cups powdered sugar
Mix the cake mix, vegetable oil and eggs together thoroughly, then, using a small cookie scoop, place the dough in balls on your Silpat (LOVE mine!) or on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes. It's definitely better to err on the side of underdone, because you can always throw them back in the oven for longer if needed! While the cookies are baking, use a small saucepan to whip up your frosting! Over medium heat, combine butter, cocoa powder and milk. After combined and stirred together well, remove from heat and add your powdered sugar. Mix it well and you're done! Drizzle that delicious frosting all over your cookies! Enjoy, and gain 5 pounds. You're welcome! :)

The cookies were a big hit with the scouts. And my kids. And me. And thank goodness they're gone. :) Hope you love these as much as we do!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Spray Painted Dinosaur Birthday Cake

When I asked little sister what kind of birthday cake she wanted this year, all she said was "Dinosaur cake". My creative juices started flowing, and at first I wanted to spray paint a "long-neck" dinosaur. I couldn't find one with the shape and size that I liked, so I ended up using a dinosaur we already had laying around.
I spray painted it gold and I just love how it turned out!
 Sister loved it too, which is what really matters!
We have a birthday tradition in our family where the birthday boy or girl goes out to a special dinner with daddy at whichever restaurant they want to. Here they are headed out on their special date to McDonald's! Her face kills me! #allthecuteness
I just love this little lady. And just for the record, we're all about princesses and Minnie Mouse and all that other overly girly stuff, but how freaking cool is she because she chose a dinosaur theme for her cake?! She rocks. :) She's our spunky girl who has huge heart, and I just adore her! :)