Diy · Family · kids

DIY Tassel Earrings

Y’all, I can’t be the only one here obsessed with the tassel earring..I take that back. Tassel EVERYTHING trend. Its so whimsical and I love a good statement piece. I also LOVE a bargain. Combine with my innate need to create as many things as my little brain will allow, and we have, my dears, tassel earrings. 

But really, this actually isn’t a DIY post. It’s more of a “repurpose it” post. And I couldn’t wait to share with you….Now some of you all may think I am crazy. And you are totally allowed to laugh, but some of you are going to say ” borderline genius” when you see this. 

So I really wanted to go out and buy some thread and make my own earrings, but when I saw this, I just had to try them out. I grabbed some—wait for it—WINE CHARMS at my local bargain hunt. You can see these actually came from the Target One Spot, but bargain hunt somehow gets the items that didn’t sell and sells for a better price! I love Bargain hunt btw. Search your area for one, and if you can’t find one, come visit me. We will take a trip πŸ™‚ 

When I was shopping, the earrings I had on, had the exact same setup as the wine charms. I then proceeeded to compare the size of the metal, and it was the same! So instead of making my own, I bought these. And now I am wearing wine charms in my ears as my statement piece. Really, no one would ever know unless I told them-which of course I promptly do every time I get a compliment. (I can’t help myself. I love to share my crafty ideas with everyone! ) 

My set came with 6 charms, or 3 pairs. (Hmm…I’m thinking to include them in a giveaway soooooon) So if you find some you like, keep a pair, then share some with friends! 

The first night I wore them, I got so many compliments and you will too! Now I will say, if you have sensitive ears, this may not be the way to go for you. I can usually wear allll the cheapie earrings (thank goodness) and these didn’t bother me at all! Look at how cute they are !!!!

So if you decide to try this yourself, make sure you:

  1. Check to see that the metal part that goes in your ear is small enough to fit. 
  2. Isn’t so heavy it weighs you down. (Saggy earlobes? Eww.)
  3. Don’t have sensitive ears
  4. Share with friends! 

What do you all think about this? Isn’t it a fun change of pace? 

Family · Home · kids

Summer Bucket List

You guys–school starts in August. How did this happen? How do I have a FIVE YEAR OLD? How is he starting KINDERGARTEN? Ugh. While someone helps me figure that out, I decided I wanted to share with you our Summer Bucket List! These are things i really want to accomplish before my kiddo starts school. 

It’s so hard to plan to do things (especially when your Hubby is a total homebody) but I am DETERMINED to do some fun things before its just me and “Crash” all day every day. (A friend of mine calls the little guy “Crash” instead of Cash and I think its hysterical.) 

So here it is! The List. Get ready. Get set……

  • Splash pad (Visit at least 3 different ones)
  • Go to a park on the Lake 
  • NASCAR Speedpark
  • Visit a Children’s Museum
  • Plant some veggies
  • Paint Pottery
  • Go to a water park
  • Visit Chuck E. Cheese (Yea-were crazy. I know.) 
  • Tubing on the river
  • Go to a drive-in
  •  Take a Hike
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Buy ice cream from a truck
  • Go berry picking
  • Have a breakfast date
  • See the $1.00 Summer Movies

 We already planted a few plants in April, and TODAY we finally harvested some peas! The boys were SO PUMPED to pick the peas!!! I think this is a great one for everyone to try. I have been trying to get the littles to try more veggies and I think this may be a good way to start–get them involved! 

We plan on going to the drive-in tomorrow night. (Pray for me y’all. The movie wont start until after 9pm. My kids are going to be a mess!) 

We also have already visited one splash pad. We ALMOST visited 2 pads, but ugh the first one wasn’t running, so I guess we can’t count that one. Anyways, 1 down, 2 to go!

I am so excited to already be crossing some fun to-do’s off the list (And I LOVE TO MAKE LISTS/cross items off) and hope by the end of the Summer, we have crossed every one of these off the list! 

I know you can look on Pinterest and see THOUSANDS of ideas to keep you busy this summer, but I really wanted to make a list catered to our family, and do things we wouldn’t normally do.  I also wanted to keep it realistic!

 What would you add to this list? Any fun things you want to accomplish before school starts? 

Beauty · Deals · Diy

Worst Conditioner turned something great….

So if you haven’t noticed by now, I am a shopping addict. I am here to admit it-I have a problem. And that’s the first step, right? Well, amidst all of my shopping experiences, I have learned a few things. One of those being-stop buying the conditioners at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, etc. 

EVERY TIME I get sucked in. “Whoa! This huge bottle for $2.99? Argan oil? Coconut oil? On clearance? That has to help my dried out bird’s nest hair!” Right? WRONG. 

I can’t be the only one getting pulled in here. But really, every conditioner I have tried has failed me. And it hurts….to the core. I hate to waste my money-and feel slightly betrayed when my favorite stores do me wrong. #rude

All that being said, I REFUSE to throw these bottles out. Instead, I find a new use for them! This conditioner in particular–oohhhh it smells goooood! Like coconuts. And reminds me of the beach. I love this scent!

 But does it work on your hair? Heck to the no. Awful. Terrible. It says to use twice a week…and that is so far from helpful. The only way I could SOMEWHAT get this stuff to help my ratty hair, was to slather it on this morning. Throw it in a bun. Go outside in the terrible heat. Mow the grass. And then shampoo after. 

I think leaving it in for almost 2 hours+this Tennessee heat was the only reason it worked a little bit. But, I’m sorry. If it takes mowing the grass every day to have decent hair, count me out. 

What I have learned is an amazing use for this product??? Shaving cream!!!! 

I use it to shave, and OMG the smell is decadent. My legs feel so smooth. My money isn’t totally wasted. All is well in the world. Ahh. 

This is such a great way to finish off that drugstore conditioner you HATE, but feel like you have to use since you spent your hard earned Pennies on it. Keep this in mind for any cheapie conditioners you see-hey maybe they will work for your hair. If not-you know what to do-repurpose it! 

I strongly recommend you try this in other aspects of life too! Hate your tablecloth? Make it into a skirt. (I did!) Use those mason jars around the house to hold your pretties–or drink out of them!  Give all the fun things you have around a new life! Let me know what you like to repurpose ! 

 

Beauty · Deals

Beauty Favs: Body Wash and ScrubΒ 

Hey there…Girly girl to the MAX over here. I have certain items in my beauty collection that I feel need to be shared! I plan on doing more makeup tutorials (Did you all like the first one?) and more beauty fav shares soooon.  I love doing them and hope you find them helpful too! 

I am totally in love with a certain scent at Bath and Body works. Actually-several scents. But most of them are your typical girly/sweet/fruity scents we are all drawn to when first walking in the door. But this one-it’s a game changer. 

The scent isn’t anything I would ever be drawn to-especially by the name of it. And if you asked me to smell it-or test it- My first thought would be “Ummm…no thanks. That sounds disgusting.” 

But I am telling you—this scent is super earthy ( in the best way possible) and I can’t get enough. Want to know what it is?? Of all things, Eucalyptus Spearmint. Eww. Right? No. Not at all. More like-awaken your senses and reel-you-in type scent. I wish you could smell through the internet. ( Can we go ahead and make that a thing?? I’m thinking I would end up buying every macaron on the inter-web.) 

But really, the smell is like nothing you would ever imagine-and maybe  I am crazy- but i promise it makes me feel relaxed! It comes in several items, but the body wash+body scrub are my fav! 

This bottle is huge! And the smell is phenomenal. I know- i keep saying it-annoying. But for reals y’all. AMAZING. And anything that is made to relax us? A MUST HAVE right??!!!  Check out the scrub here..

I love to use it from the neck down–Just scrub away all that dead skin and then shave+wash+whatever. Its amazing. Click the link Here to grab some for yourself. It’s worth it! 

EVEN BETTER–right now is the Bath and Body Semi-Annual sale!!!! Make sure to go by your local store for some amazing deals! You can also order online if you aren’t near one-nonetheless- It’s stock up time ladies! Deals start at $3.00 and you can’t go wrong with their lotions and body sprays. 

Another favorite? Lavender Vanilla Sleep Lotion. This scent is ah-mazing. Click the link Here to grab one for yourself. 

These are both part of BBW aromatherapy collection-and great for fixin’ what ails ya’.  

*Keep in mind, they carry a few different scents in each set, so make sure you grab the scent you like–I LOVE lavender vanilla, but NOT A FAN of  lavender chamomile. Just get the right one!!!!*

**Shoutout to the brick wall that has been in my house since we lived here-and I have never noticed. You will be seeing that wall quite a bit from here on out–get comfy with it πŸ™‚ ** 

Family

Summertime Outfits

For some–thinking about summertime attire is anything but sunny and sweet. Trying to decide what to wear can be stressful and tiresome-but I’m here to help! I want your style to be simple and effortless-today and every day! Follow along for some of my summertime favs..

Boho Chic Tops


Yall -this is the summer of flowy tops. So if you are ANY bit uncomfortable with our body-go grab a few of these Boho Chic tops. They don’t cling, aren’t hot, and are super feminine. All winners in my book. 


I bought the top at JCP a couple months back–so you may be able to find it on SUPER clearance now.  Check your local stores. If not-go with Kohls, Francesca’s, Bliss, and of course, Target! Keep in mind-Target offers free shipping! A great way to save and shop from your couch πŸ˜‰

These shorts are my summer go-to this year! Who doesn’t love lace and a little stretchy denim? I bought these at my local Ross and OMG they are so dreamy. You will see visit them again in about 2 seconds…. (DISCLAIMER** This body isn’t perfect. It never will be. I don’t care. I choose to wear shorts and the cellulite can show all day. Boom. Said it.) 

Tank+Shorts

I love me a cute graphic tank+tee. Some of the ones on Etsy right now are brilliant. Check out Fickle Fox on Etsy for some of the funniest tees+raglans you have ever seen. I love them! I got my Mama Bear tank from her and its perfect. So soft. And the gold foil look is right up my ‘bling-y’ alley. 

Notice the shorts again? Yeah-I love them. So what. I would wear them every day if I could keep up with laundry in this mad house.. My advice? Go grab some NOW. 

Flowy Dresses

I am in love with this dress. It’s so flattering!! I’m telling you this would make anyone look good. I get compliments every time I wear it out and even my grandfather told me, “that dress looks real nice on you.” Whoa! I’ll take it. 

The length is great and its SO SOFT! It reminds me of the Lularoe fabric I am seeing everywhere. I bought mine from a little boutique (I can’t find the name of it anywhere–SO SORRY GIRLS! ) but I am thinking-any little hometown boutique should carry something like it!

 Check out this pic–I was having an epic stare down with a local Florida lizard at the time. See him??  Fun times yall. 

*Side note* Am I the only one totally intrigued with all the lizards around Florida? I never caught a single one-but tried way more times than I should probably admit. 

Also–LOVING these 50’s inspired shades. My sister thinks they are terrible ugly//my grandmother thinks they are gorgeous. I think I’ll trust Granny’s judgement. They are so fun and timeless! I was seriously born in the wrong decade. I want all the vintage+vintage inspired items. 

Don’t you notice the cat eye frames coming back in style? And super round lenses with fun frames? I see them everywhere and love them! At any given time, I am known to have 8-10 pairs of sunglasses in my car/on my person. It’s a problem. But for some reason, I lose them all at once and have to buy new pairs all at once. Hey hey–what’s wrong with a little sunglasses addiction?? 

While we are at it, here is a pic of another favorite 

I LOVE how mirrored these are! I bought them at Kohl’s and they are the cutest! Go grab a pair y’all. Or two. πŸ™‚ 

One of my FAVORITE PLACES to buy sunglasses is Dollar tree! Did you notice the aviators in the Mama Bear tee? You got it-they are from Dollar tree and come in 2 colors. Silver and gold! Go grab them both now! 

Headbands

I am a sucker for a big headband–like- I want to wear those massive bows like the 1 year olds wear-and I wan’t to rock them so hard. Wellllll, until that becomes acceptable, I will just wear my smaller version headbands. I make them myself (I have bought a few) and love to have them in every print possible! I love my gingham and floral ones best. 

Don’t be nervous! They are so cute and a fun fashion statement for any outfit. Even just a tee and shorts! 

This pic combines all of my favs! I look all sorts of crazy-but check it out! Headband+Flowy tank+lace shorts=Outfit Bliss. –Cash wasnt’ feeling this pic (obvi) but eeeek!!! His hat! Get it on Etsy here. —

Try the headband out dolls. You got this. Own it! 

Ball caps

This pic isn’t great quality, but you get the drift. I love to steal the Hubb’s baseball caps and rock ’em out. It’s perfect for gross hair days, and keeps the sun away! Double score. 

This was date night with my kiddo and we both had to sport Daddy’s team of course πŸ˜‰ 

At any rate, we love the hats and you should try them out! If you don’t like your hubby’s-go to your local boutique and grab a super girly one! I love all these UT ones around. While you are at it–know you are shopping small and supporting a local family. I am ALL FOR IT. 

So these are just a few of my summer time favs–I may add some more soon. What do you think??? Will you try any of these this summer? 

Beauty · Deals

Influenster – What’s it all about??Β 

So I’ve seen this company around– And have been super curious about their game. Guys–TOTALLY WORTH my snooping. Influenster has sent me some awesome products as long as:

  1. I agree to review the products honestly 
  2. I share with my favorite internet friends πŸ™‚ 

 Well, Here goes both! ( I have also shared my honest review on Instagram. Follow me Here
Y’all-to get this fun little pink box in the mail was SO EXCITING! Who doesn’t love happy mail? And even better–FREE!!! It’s an awesome set up-and I already can’t wait for my next one. In the meantime, check out the items I received here…. 

This is just the POSTCARD that came with the box! Isn’t it adorable? *Gush*

Here are all the items before I jumped in (FYI it was SO hard to not just open it all IMMEDIATELY) 

I’ll start with my favaorite items in the Voxbox. The Live Clean baby items. They sent a baby wash and a lotion-both of which I LOVE. They both smell and feel AMAZING. It’s got that powder fresh baby smell that I LOVE.  And can we add–no parabens, it’s plant derived, dye free, never tested on animals, hypoallergenic-and that’s just the start!

 I probably never would have used without this campaign. And no shame here people..I use it on my 5 year old and he smells so FRESH! Such a nice change from sweaty hair smell that comes with boys who love to be outside.😬 My rating: A+. 

The next item up for bid: Eva NYC conditioner. Not gonna lie girls–didn’t care for this. I think maybe I am just spoiled with the hair products I use now (Should that be a blog post soon??!) but this stuff just didn’t do it for me. Now I will tell you-the smell is HEAVENLY. Not so sure you could beat this smell–but it didn’t soften my hair like I would have liked. Even rinsing it I could tell it wasn’t what I wanted. Again-maybe I am spoiled-but I wasn’t a fan πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ My rating: C+. 

Ok next item: Duncan Hines single serve mug cake. 

This is the only pic I had–half eaten cake. It went quick! But hey–cute mug below makes up for my sad picture above-right? 

Ok I do ADORE that sweet mug, but the cake??? Get it. SO easy and pretty versatile! You can add coffee, milk, water, or coke! I used milk, and ate with a scoop of ice cream…mmm… The whole fam took a bite- and then a certain little monster in the house finished it off. My five year old was asking for more once we ran out too! All in all, I think this was a hit-and hooray for single serve portions! My rating: B+. 

Next, is the Country Crock butter. I love that I was sent a coupon and I could pick this up anywhere I shop! So I grabbed the one with a Calcium boost at my local Kroger. (I’m getting old y’all.Let’s help those frail bones.)

I used this first in my Chicken Noodle Casserole Dish this week..MMMMM….so GOOOD!!!! Check This link a couple posts for my recipe. Its so yummy! Looks like this….

It also spreads so easily-which is huge for us with toast! My rating: B+. 

Last item-Nature’s Bounty Energy Gummies. My gracious I have never had gummy vitamins taste so amazing! And while I caught a little flack for eating them from some super health nuts on social media ( I hate that by the way. If you don’t like it-just be nice.K?) I am a huge fan. They are scrumptious and give a nice energy boost for your day. 2 gummies are all you need and you are set! This is another product I probably never would have tried if  hadn’t been sent it, so I am so appreciative!!!!! My rating:A+.
Overall, I am a huge fan of my Voxbox and think you all would love to get them too! Click the link HERE to get involved. It’s a great setup for everyone! Try it out and let me know what you think πŸ™‚ 

**All items were sent to me complimentary, but all opinions and views are my own** 


Family · Food

Chicken Noodle Casserole…mmmm…

Guys, I am NOT a cook. But I Love food–and I love EASY recipes. (Also -have the hardest time spelling ‘recipes’ for some reason)  This meal was so easy and so so yummy! 

I got the recipe from This website and she has an amazing website you should check out! I found her on Pinterest and she did NOT disappoint. Its called Life in the Lofthouse. CHeck it out! In the meantime, check this recipe out. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Shredded Chicken
  • 1 bag Egg Noodles
  • 2 bags 12 oz  frozen veggies (corn/green beans/carrots) 
  •  3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 10 0z can Cream of chicken
  • 10 oz can Cream of Mushroom
  • Salt/pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder

I cooked a while chicken ahead of time and just pulled it off the bone and stored i the fridge for the week…and used some of that for this casserole! So if you have to cook your chicken, it will take a while longer–but if you have. Chicken pre-made, this is a 5 minute prep! 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Smear your 13X9 inch pan with your Country crock butter.
  2. Cook the egg noodles according to the directions on the bag. 
  3. While those cook, combine veggies, butter, milk, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, salt/pepper, and garlic powder. 
  4. Combine all ingredients with egg noodles. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes

Im telling you, it was so easy!!! Check out Life in the lofthouse website for more in depth directions if you like. I also tweaked the recipe a bit –because–butter. All the butter. Check out my fav here.. 

SO simple. SO yummy! Again, check out her website Here for more details!!!! 

Let me know if you try it and what you think… 

Deals · Family · Travel

Top Disney Tips and TricksΒ 

Can’t believe we have been gone from Disney World a week already. Ugh I miss it so much.  Walt Disney wanted you to enter and totally leave all cares behind. He 100% accomplished that! We had the time of our lives and I am really hoping for a week there next year πŸ™‚ 

Anyone taking a trip to Florida anytime soon? If so, Disney is a MUST on the list…and if I ever find myself moving to Florida, season passes are #1 on my list.  

If you are a Disney first timer, keep this is mind. YOU NEED TO GET THERE EARLY. We arrived there around 8:40 as the doors opened at 9. We didn’t get to our first ride until after 10am! My goodness it was wild. We didn’t realize you have to take a boat ride/monorail to get TO THE PARK front the parking lot. After a trolley ride to the ticket booth. Its quite the process. It’s fun to ride the boat, but takes a while ! Seriously –get there early. EARLY. 

So our arrival went a little something like this…Drive in to the parking space. Unload the car. We knew we shouldn’t totally put our stroller together because we had to ride the trolley to the front of the park….so my husband carried it. We have the kind of stroller you hook to your bike. Know what I am talking about? It’s got the huge arm on the front and rides So SMOOOOOTH. We were so excited to use it! 

**Here are the kiddos on the trolley on the way to the park. They were so excited to ride! This was the first ride of the day for them–and they couldn’t have been happier.** 

So anyways,  the macho Hubby carried that monster stroller to the trolley. Held it on the trolley-then once we got to the boat, we put it together. It was perfect–held the cooler, all our snacks, sunscreen, everything! Everyone was happy-until we got to the entrance. “Umm..ma’am. I don’t think these are allowed in. Let me call someone over to check it.” Hearts sank. The manager man came over and confirmed our fears. “I’m so sorry but he is right. We don’t allow these in the park because of the tripping hazard.” 

Perfect. Now we have to walk this thing back to the car and go fork out another $31.00 to rent a double stroller. But we kept our composure, and I looked at the sweet little man and asked,  ” Ok, so what would our next step be?” 

“Thank you for understanding. It’s all for everyone’s safety.  I am going to give a voucher for your stroller. Follow me.”  

At this point, we are still confused. Is he GIVING us the stroller to use??? Sure enough, he comp’d us a stroller! SO what could have been miserable, turned awesome! And he wasn’t kidding BTW…. As we were trading our stroller for the Disney stroller, I tripped over that dang arm. It would have been terrible to take that through the park. THANK GOODNESS for nice workers at Disney. He said most people pitch a fit and he really appreciated we didn’t get upset with him.

Moral of the story, be nice to the workers!!!! They may help you out when you least expect it. 

Notice our cooler on the stroller? This thing was awesome! We packed 6 waters, 2 pepsi’s and 2 Capri sun’s. For one 20 oz coke, it cost $3.50 at the park! Taking the cooler was a huge help for us. Keep in mind you can bring whatever snacks and drinks you would like into the park! I couldn’t believe that!!! SO we packed chips and snacky things to get us through the day. We bought one meal while we were there, and just ate/drank what we brought otherwise. 

Another great thing, any quick stop places will give you cups of water for FREE!!! So if we ever got thirsty, we just grabbed a cup of water and went on our merry way πŸ™‚ 

Next item up for business : Fast Passes

Through the  Disney app, everyone gets 3 fast passes. We set ours up in walking order through the park. (Walk to the left when you get in the park, because people all turn right when they first come in, supposedly) 

The first ride we tried was Pirates of the Caribbean. Not a good idea when you have little boys who are scared of everything. It was a very easy going boat ride, but my goodness they were scared out of their little minds and cried the whole ride. 

The next ride we used a fast pass for was Splash Mountain. This was one of our favorite rides!!!! I definitely recommend using a fast pass for this ride–and we used it during lunch time so it was a nice cool down for us πŸ™‚  **If you are worried about getting SOAKED–DON’T FRET! This ride gets you wet, ut you won’t be soaked. Your shoes also stay dry, so no squishy tennis shoes while you are walking the park. **

At some point during the day, we decided to try to ride “It’s a small world.” We waited in line for maybe 15-20 minutes and then they announced the ride wasn’t working, but we were welcome to wait for a bit for it to come back up. So maybe 50% of the people in line left, and we waited a while longer. Then the next announcement came–the ride wasn’t coming back up. SO everyone who waited in line got a fast pass for their group to use on any ride!!!! Awesome in my opinion as I did NOT want to do that ride. 

Our last fast pass, we used on Peter Pan. That was a favorite for kids and adults alike. I would loved to have done this one twice–but almost every single ride had wait times of one hour or longer. Ugh. We only did 2 rides with a wait time close to an hour and those were Jungle Cruise and Buzz Lightyear. The jungle cruise was lame to me, but kiddies loved it so I’ll call it a win. Buzz lightyear was SO FUN and Ford went on it twice–Yay!!!

Right after the ride, we met Buzz and this was a highlight for the boys. If you ask him about Disney , the little is going to say “We saw Buzz Lightyear!” He loved it!!!!! 

Another thing–remember those free fast passes we got? Instead of everyone using a fast pass for one ride, we split them up so the kids could do more rides. So while my dad took Ford on Buzz Lightyear for the second time, My sister and I took Cash to ride Winnie the Pooh. I wish we didn’t use a fast pass for this one as the line for this ride is so much cooler than the ride itself! There are plenty of little fun interactive things for the kiddos to do and keep them busy in the line, ** Side note,  if you get motion sick–maybe stay away from this ride, ok? 

Notice my kiddos amazing little hats??? Yea, so did everyone else. EVERYONE was asking where we got them in the park. They wanted to buy some too! But you won’t find them in the park. 

In fact, not a single kid I saw had hats like theirs. I loved that they were little originals, even in Disney world where everyone is looking so similar. Want to buy some yourself? 

I’m going to share my secret with you all—and its an amazing little shop on Etsy. Click here To shop these amazing little lids. Any kid would love to have these hats, regardless of whether or not you are going to Disney!  Check out the little details on this Baymax hat. 

My kids loved these so much and your kids will too! Look at this awesome Lightning McQueen one. 
 Click here For your own cute Dizzy Lid. πŸ™‚ I can’t say enough awesome things about these hats. They kept the kiddos from getting burnt on our Florida trip and the boys wore them at some point almost every day we were down there. Now I plan on them WEARING THESE OUT this summer. Thanks again Dizzylidz. πŸ™‚ 

Visit her website at Www.Dizzylidz.com
Another thing–almost every family you see at Disney has matching Mickey tee’s. Now we matched(ish) but no one had shirts like ours! I was actually really shocked about that one. I thought we would see at least a few families with mama/papa bear shirts. But nope-none!! 

I bought Dale and Cash’s shirts at JCP before we left for $5.00! (What what??) I ordered the decal for Ford’s “Man Cub” shirt on Etsy and applied it to this cute little tee I scored from ….where else? Target. 

Now my shirt—I LOVED. It came from an awesome shop on Etsy with some of the cutest tees, tanks, and Raglans I’ve ever seen. I’m not kidding. They are HYSTERICAL and ADORABLE. Do yourself ( or maybe a good friend) a favor,and go visit Sydney at the Fickle Fox. Her shirts are amazing and I can’t wait for my next one πŸ˜‰ 

I will be wearing this tank all summer for sure! It’s so soft and the print is so dang CUTE! Again, shop Here for some awesome tees for the family–you won’t be disappointed!  Check out one of my fav outfits below…. 
Shop @shop_ficklefox here ! ANd make sure to follow her on Instagram at @fickle_fox. 

Another fun freebie from Disney? Celebration pins! There are several to choose from, so tell them what you are celebrating, and those ticket booth peeps will hook you up. We made my husband wear his for a picture (but he promptly took it off out of embarrassment. And yes-now it’s all over the internet. ) 

Another hit at the park–our Mickey ears! I couldn’t believe the amount of people who said they loved our ears–workers included! One girl said–I have never seen ears like those–could you make me some??” I happily said yes–and wish I would have gotten her name. I so would have sent her a pair. Anybody HERE want a pair?? I’m thinking of doing a giveaway and including some fun ears for someone… 😬😬😬.. What do you think????

** Check out how to make these a few posts back!!!** 
One last must see—-the Castle. Get up close. It’s gorgeous and amazing and phenomenal and probably should be my home. ( I know -we all think that) 

Even more so, see it at night. And then wait–and see it at closing time when they do the light show/fireworks. I may or may not be telling the truth when I say it made me teary-eyed. I did not want to leave this beautiful place, and that show at the end just sealed it. It’s a must see and probably should be on every person’s bucket list..


One more tip for the road–bring your kiddos some gifts to give while you are at the park. I bought these lollipops at Dollar Tree before our trip, along with the keychains and gave them to the kids towards the end of the day when I thought they needed a boost. The suckers at Disney were $4.00 a piece y’all!!! Paying $1.00 and toting them for a while was so worth it. And the keychains? $1.00 at DT as well, and made a cute little gift for them to keep πŸ™‚ 



I also bought glow sticks and brought them for night time and they were a hit! Great buy when you consider those light things they sell there are $24.00!!!!!!! Gosh that is steep…  But any guess where I got ours?? DT again.. Score. 

**And if possible, visit the Disney Character Warehose in the Orlando Premium Outlets. The prices are UNREAL. They had hats for  $1.99, jewelry for $4.99, HUGE TOYS for $1.99, and even last years tee shirts for 99 CENTS. Are you joking me???? And while were at it–that whole outlet mall had AMAZING prices!!!! Shop there if you get a chance… its a few minutes from Disney and so worth your trip!!!! **

 So sad that all trips have to come to and end–so that being said–I ask that you take as many pictures as your family will allow! It’s hard to remember everything, so if you can freeze the moment-it’s now a forever memory. Try to capture every moment and enjoy the time you have at this amazing place!!!!! It’s a perfect family trip and worth every penny. If it’s possible, take your littles–or even do a couples trip to the happiest place on earth! I can’t say it enough–GO. GO. GO. 

Let me know what ideas/tips you have for Disney and make sure to Pin to Pinterest for later! 
All the love y’all πŸ’•πŸ’•

Family · Travel

Traveling with Toddlers – What you needΒ 

This family made our first trip to Disney– It should be about a 8 hour trip for us, but ended up being closer to 11 hours thanks to a detour… Thanks a lot roadwork. Appreciate it. πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 But with 2 boys under the age of 5, we HAD to keep them entertained on such a long trip. So I wanted to share a few tried and true travel methods to keep everyone in your vehicle sane! 

1. Coloring Items

I think this is kind of a given, but with littles, this is a huge distraction! I got these little felt boards and it kept my 5 year old busy off and on the whole trip down. And where did I buy this amazing item, you might ask? Dollar Tree. Beautiful, beautiful, Dollar tree. ( You will see a pattern throughout this post with the Dollar Tree theme. )    We were also gifted these cute little travel cases last week (Whew! Just in time) and they have been a life saver! On one side, they have a dry erase board, and on the other, is a tray with a cup holder! Whoever thought of this–kudos to you. πŸ‘πŸ» And why don’t we see these everywhere?? I have never seen anything like this before last week–but i am telling you–your family needs these. ASAP. Even now that we are back home, Ford is toting his around and playing with it. Winning.  ** I can’t find an exact match to what we have, but here is a Target “dupe”, if you will, that would work nicely as well. Click here To shop these travel cases


2. Gifts

Who doesn’t love presents??? Especially the little humans in the car. They have been looking forward to these gifts for a week now–and the anticipation factor is awesome on the car trip. Also-I couldn’t remember what I packed, so it was just as much a suprise for me too! Something about wrapping them in their own packages makes it that much more special πŸ™‚ They loved it and I kind of wish I would have packed enough for the car trip home too-Keep that in mind for your next trip y’all-presents both ways. 


3. Snacks

I’m talking snacks galore. We brought probably 20+food  items to choose from. We have dried fruit, candy, rice krispie’s, slim jims, nutter butters, grapes etc. Happy kids=Happy parents. Not gonna lie y’all, these came in handy for all the adults in the vehicle as well. Why does sitting in a car make you so hungry? 

4. DVD’s

The van we rented doesn’t have a DVD player, but we brought a handheld player and it does the job. In our personal vehicle, we have a DVD player and it is a lifesaver on our oh-so-frequent Ohio trips. Believe me-lifesaver.On this trip, one DVD to start the trip was enough! Might I add, this trip-the kiddos were AMAZING. So good. No tears. NO sadness. AMAZING. I would like to attribute some of this to our preparedness πŸ™‚ 

5. Projects for the kids

One of the boy’s gifts was a $1.00 lego police car kit. It was only 24 pieces and was a nice little project for me to do with him πŸ™‚ I got it at Dollar Tree, so if we happened to lose a piece, I wouldn’t be so devastated.  See here… Although the whole way through the project, Ford said, ” I DON’T want to lose any pieces. I DON’T.” So if lost pieces may pose a problem with your toddler-fair warning. Maybe  you should stay away from this project. Or maybe this would be a good project for when the kids are antsy at the condo! Either way, a $1.00 gift is totally worth it. Dollar tree for the win! 

 I also grabbed a 24 piece puzzle at Dollar Tree for the condo if we had some down time. I tried to keep everything Mickey themed as much as possible! 
Another gift I brought was this little Mickey travel book for my little guy–and he loved that the pen made the whole page different colors! Also-no need for mom to have to pick up dropped crayons the whole trip. #win. 

These are just a few travel tips I found helpful, and hopefully you will too! 

Let me know what you think and if you have any other helpful ideas, please put the in the comments! I would love to hear your ideas, as we are constantly taking little trips to Ohio and need all the help we can get πŸ™‚ 

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All the love ❀️ 

Beauty · Deals · Fashion

Newest Wardrobe Staple

Every once in a while you get one of those pieces you know you will love forever…..and OH MY GOSH I have found another one to add to my βœ”οΈlist of loves… This necklace y’all. Its gorgeous.  

 Check it  out!!! I love all things handmade, and this necklace shows such beautiful craftsmanship-I can’t quit gushing. Allll the heart eyes over here.

If you want one, head over to ETSY and find Warm Fuzzy Designs. Just click the link Here  and shop her styles!

 There are a few tassel necklaces I am coveting right now… and this one?? OMG So on trend right now. #adoreOMG. So on trend right now.  Please head over to her website–the prices are amazing! 

And ladies. THIS ONE.


My gosh Jewelry doesn’t get much more fun than this. And isn’t that what it is about? Dressing us up and making us feel good? 

I swear this necklace even made me ok with the serious face πŸ™ˆ That has never happened before….It’s a jewelry miracle. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Think also about this choker revolution happening–she has some seriously classy ones. Check them out. 

But really, pretty statement pieces always make me feel that much more put together… and if you aren’t a jewelry wearer, try it out! Start here and find some fun pieces to get you going. Let’s all shop small today people! GO order from her fast–she is so sweet to work with on Etsy and loves custom orders. 

Shop small here!!
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