So I was making a couple returns and exchanges to Nordstrom yesterday and I saw the HUGE "half yearly" sale signs and was completely overwhelmed by the amount of items and mostly the amount of people crowding around me. So I decided to comb through the site from the comfort of my own home and show you my favorite deals! In this first photo I am wearing these amazing shearling lace up boots that are $100 off!!!!! PS YES I am standing in front of our newly up house!!!! Can you believe it?!!! I am still in shock! They literally got it up within a couple weeks! CRAZY!!! Now from this point they are going to get the roof on, siding, windows, etc. I could really just pull up a lawn chair and watch all the time if the weather wasn't so cold and rainy lol!
Below I have linked all my favorite finds from the sale. All you have to do is click the photo for the direct link. Many of these items are at least 40% off! Happy shopping!
Hi babes! What a crazy month this is turning out to be! Our house is going up, we went to Texas, Christmas is in two weeks, and we leave for Hawaii on New Years! Sometimes I have to admit keeping up with everything seems VERY daunting at times. But I just have to tell myself "just do what you can and put it all in God's hands!"
Richard had a work conference in San Antonio and I really wanted to tag along to see what Texas was all about. We decided to take Stella as well, one last hoorah before she starts kindergarten next year. I hope she will always remember this trip and how special it was just the three of us!
First thing I did when I heard we were going to San Antonio was google how far Waco Texas was. I thought "when am I ever going to get the chance to see Magnolia Market again?" I found out it was a three hour drive! Not bad at all! I also wanted to find out what the "must see" things were in San Antonio as well. So we decided on the San Antonio "Riverwalk" and the "Alamo" and both were AMAZING and so close together so we did it in a day.
I have sooo many cute pics from our recent trip to, so I wanted to get them all up on here, instead of bombarding the gram lol!
Stella bear was sooo excited to try her headphones on the plane that she got for her birthday back in September. She LOVED getting spoiled with attention and treats like lots of iPad time. lol! The smile says it all!
Richard had to work the whole time at the conference so Stella and I kept ourselves super busy with seeing the sights! The first day we rented a car and drove to Waco. We went to "Magnolia table" first which was darling, its just across the freeway from the silos so not far at all but you definitely need to drive, don't plan on walking if you go! There was a 45 min wait to get a table but they are so well organized that it didn't seem bad at all. They take your number and text you when your table is ready. They have an amazing waiting area where there is plenty of space for kids to play, and a little bistro where you can get a coffee and pastry while you wait.
When you walk up from the parking lot you see this side of the building first and it's my FAV. The trellis is stunning and I love the draped fabric that provides much needed shade for hot Texas days. Of course it was very mild and even a touch cold when we went. lol.
I love that Chip and Jo put there handprints on the sidewalk to the front door. Personal touches are everything. Especially since they're the reason for all of us wanting to go there in the first place!
The inside is very much their style with lots of black and white with hints of warmth with the brown leather chairs. Lots of character and attention to detail everywhere you look. So fun getting ideas for the house. My favorite part was the ceiling. The beams are so cool and add so much interest.
We ordered the dipping donuts but I hate to admit I was not super impressed. They just reminded me of grocery store donut holes. A bit of a bummer for sure.
I HAD to try the infamous avocado toast that chip made a fuss about on the show. And they were sooo yummy! I made the mistake of not ordering the eggs with it at first but I got one later and it was perfect. They give you lemon, salt and chili flakes to season and it was so yummy!
Magnolia Market is absolutely adorable, so many photo ops and smiling faces. You can tell everyone is just so excited to be there! They have an amazing bakery, a decor shop, lots of food trucks, a garden and a big grassy area to relax in.
At the bakery we got cupcakes and the gingerbread whoopie pie cookie, which was our fav! The peppermint cupcake was our FAV cupcake! If you go during Christmas time you have to try those two!
This shot we took in the bakery bathroom. Such a pretty room!
The loot we somehow hauled home. lol! Can't wait to put these in our new house.
They had the cutest little raised-bed garden!
For day two of our trip we drove to the San Antonio Riverwalk. If you've never been you should totally go! I felt like I was in spain or Europe! It felt almost tropical. So many cute restaurants with cute little tour boats that go by in the river. We ate at "the iron cactus". It was absolutely delicious! I got the stuffed avocados and it was so yummy. Also I hear the Riverwalk is amazing at night for Christmas because it has the most incredible lights! We didn't stay till dark because I didn't want to drive in the dark, lol!
About a block or two away from the riverwalk is the Alamo! It was such an amazing thing to see in person. This part of the country has much older buildings with amazing history behind them. I loved looking at all the artifacts and buildings and learning so much about this important part of our countries history.
When I saw this shirt on Amazon, I knew I needed it for our trip! God bless Texas!
Best trip ever! We seriously cannot wait to go back!
OOOh I also wanted to mention if you go to the silos you should totally stop by this super cute decor shop "the findery" its really close and has very cool pieces! And if you go behind the silos there's an antique shop with sooo many treasures, it's hard to miss because it has huge painted flowers on the building! There's still a piece there that I wish I had figured a way to get home. LOL!
If I could pick the ideal winter outfits for me and my girls, these would be it!!! I first saw these puffer coats for my girls online then I thought "I wonder if they have one that would match me?!" It really is no secret I love matching with them so when I found the perfect coat to match I did a happy dance!
These aren't just your plain old puffer coats either! The girls coats have fur trim around the hoods and they look adorable when over their heads, not to mention great for breaking the wind around their faces. But the best part? They are lined with sherpa! When we took them out of the package, the girls both squealed when they saw that. They couldn't wait to put them on! I love that they are lined with the sherpa, it's way cozier than a normal puffer coat can be, not to mention warmer!
My coat is a fun twist on a puffer as well. Think puffer vest connected to an athletic thick sleeve. It's perfect for the weather here, but if you live somewhere colder you might need a thick sweater underneath for another layer.
I wanted to come up with some super affordable looks for you guys for the upcoming holidays! I know that things can get overwhelming with the amount of events, and ALL the things to buy. So I wanted to do the leg work and get one thing checked off your list and help save some $ in your wallet!
Dress #1 Would you believe me if I told you that this dress is under $24?! It's true! It comes in four different colors and fits true to size, with plenty of room for the food baby! lol! I am in love with this gorgeous color too. On the website it's labeled "burgundy" but I think it's more of a pinky-red. Such a gorgeous festive color for the season! Linking my whole look in the scroll bar below....
Dress #2 This dress is a total steal at $21!!! The whole outfit together is just over $100! It is such a great staple piece for any wardrobe because you can style it so many different ways for any season of the year. It has nice long sleeves and the length of the dress is perfect for thigh high socks or boots.
Dress #3 This gorgeous army green dress is only $21 dollars as well. It comes in a TON of colors and comes in a short sleeve version too. I opted for the long sleeve version, to stay warm but the shoulder cut outs show a touch of skin that is so cute! I got a 4/6 and I am 5'5 and 120 lbs. It fits great! I paired it with slouchy boots and vest to stay warm while still showing off the shoulder cut outs. All links to my outfit are below in the scroll bar!
Who else is obsessed with dressing the whole family this time of year?! I really can't get enough of putting cute outfits together for everyone! I am especially blessed because they actually all love me to dress them, and I am happy to oblige!
These pictures were taken after church. Richard was working at the property and it was just the kids and I. We were caught in a rain storm and then the skies cleared just in time of a quick shoot. All photos taken by me, Hugh, and Evelette, talk about a team effort! I am so blessed with an amazing crew that's for sure, they pick up the slack when the going gets tough and I truly appreciate them.
For our looks I stuck with a neutral base pallet such as whites, tans, creams, and greys. Then added cozy layers like my scarf, the girls boots and cardis, Hugh's sweater vest, and Holt's cable knit sweater. I kept the looks from being too flat by adding pops of coordinating color with my scarf and the girls skirts and bows. What do you think of our fall looks?!