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Tuesday Talk: Loving Lately!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hi friends!! Happy Tuesday!!
How was your Thanksgiving holiday??

Our's was really great. We stayed close to home and had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving and just really enjoyed getting to spend a lot of time together!
Also- I am SO happy to report that I am feeling SO good!! Every day I get stronger. It feels so good to be getting back to my "normal" self. SO very thankful for that. 
Words can't describe how grateful I am for my health!!

Now- onto some fun stuff!! 
I wanted to share a few things that I am "loving lately!" 

Um. Brett Eldredge. LOVE HIM. My husband and I love his music and when I saw that he came out with a Christmas album I was so happy! Well..I mentioned to my husband that Brett (we're on a first name basis- HA!) had come out with a Christmas album...and a couple days later...on a particularly hard day for me (it was a couple days after my surgery)- I got an email from Itunes saying I had a "gift!" I read the message inside the email and it said, "Go listen and be happy my bride." Aaron had bought the album for me!! SO SWEET. 
I have been playing it non-stop. If you want to add some new music to your Christmas collection- I highly recommend this album!
Tis the season for my whole house to smell like a Christmas tree farm! HA!
I LOVE this scent of Glade Plug-Ins....it is the perfect scent of a fresh Christmas tree and every time I smell as I walk through my house it just makes me happy!!
I have seen this particular scent carried at my local Home Depot as well as my local Walmart! 
 I wrote a post about how much I love this tunic/sweatshirt from Target several weeks ago- but I had to mention it again because I LOVE it SO much! I own several of these- and live in them! They are so comfortable, look great and can be worn with jeans or leggings. This would be a PERFECT gift for your sister, friend, mom- any special lady in your life! Or just get a couple for yourself!! ;)
And this precious family of mine. Loving them so much!!
Every year, before we eat our Thanksgiving dinner, I make Aaron set up our tripod and we take a family picture in front of our dinner table. This year's picture is HANDS DOWN- my absolute favorite. It's hard to put into words how grateful I am for my family!!
 Okay-it's your turn now!!
I would love to know a couple things you are loving lately!!
Tell me in the comments below! :)

Hope you have the BEST day!!

Okay- now it's time to link up with my favorite ladies for Tuesday Talk! 

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Tuesday Talk: So Very Grateful

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hi Friends!!! 
SO happy to be checking in with you!!!

Thank you SO much for all the kind comments and emails regarding the procedure I had last week.
Everything went well and just as it should have!

Now the hard part. RECOVERING.
UGH. I am really having to take it VERY easy and that is somewhat challenging for someone is who used to NEVER sitting down. HA!

The good news is- despite being in a good amount of pain, I can tell every day, that I am feeling better and better. I have been making small goals for myself and I have been "achieving" them- which feels really good :) And when I say "goals," I mean really ambitious things like packing my daughters' lunches and being able to wipe the kitchen counters down. HA!

Soooo....anyway. I am doing just fine and just wanted you all to know I truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers!!!

Now....just for fun- I thought I would share a couple pictures from when we recently had our family photos taken!

Oh. I love this picture :) It truly is the perfect snapshot of our crazy crew.
(Although- if I can be completely honest with you- I am not a huge fan of how I look...my hair is weird and I look like I am staring off into space. HA! But everyone else looks great and that's all that matters :)
 And this one.

I am going to brag on this guy for just a hot minute.

He completely re-arranged his work schedule to be off so he could take care of me and the kids after my surgery.
He's been hilarious, positive and so giving all while taking care of a 6.5 month old baby, an insane 2 year old and 3 very wild young little ladies. And oh yeah. A wife who can't really do much of anything. HA!

So very, very thankful for him!
With Thanksgiving just a few days away...and life a little bit upside down...I couldn't identify with these beautiful words more....
I hope you have the BEST day and the most WONDERFUL Thanksgiving Holiday!

I will check back in next week for SURE!
XOXOXO

Okay- now it's time to link up with my favorite ladies for Tuesday Talk! 

Just a few things to remember: 

Please follow your hosts in some way- we would love to connect with you!

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- Remember to link back using the button or text link.
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Taking a Little Break :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hi Friends!! 
Happy Wednesday!!!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far!!!

Since I feel like all of you are such great friends to me...I wanted to let you know- I am going to be taking a little break for the next few weeks. 
I am having a procedure done today (EVERYTHING IS FINE!) and I am just not sure how the recovery is going to look! 

As you know, life goes on no matter what...so right now- I need to focus on taking care of myself so I can get back to taking care of my wonderful hubby and amazing kids.

I will definitely be sure to check in some time next week!!!

Hope you all have a great rest of your week!!
And have the BEST day!!

Tuesday Talk: Loving Lately!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hi Friends!! Happy Tuesday!!

How was your weekend???
I had every intention of doing a little recap of our weekend yesterday...until I was hit with the most AWFUL 24 hour virus on Sunday morning!!!
I woke up early to grab a cup of coffee and I immediately knew something was very wrong when the thought of drinking coffee sounded disgusting. Um. YEAH. That NEVER happens. HA!
Then- as I was walking back upstairs to plug in my hot rollers- my back started hurting SO bad I could barely stand! Talk about WEIRD!
Anyway...long story short...I got back in bed and didn't move for a huge portion of the day. I ended up having a 102 degree fever-but was absolutely FREEZING- and I had to force myself to eat because I was SO nauseous! 
I woke up yesterday morning feeling about 50% better with a low grade fever...and today- I feel back to normal! I am SO thankful it was just a quick, albeit terrible, virus AND that no one else in my family got sick!!

Soooo....now let's talk about some fun stuff :)
I wanted to share just a few things I have been loving lately!! 
I am not kidding- when I am using a product I love or read a quote that resonates with me- I always think- "I need to share this with all of my blog friends- I know they would love it too!" :)

First up- Rimmel Cosmetics.
LOVING this line of super affordable and awesome makeup!
I use their Stay Matte Pressed Powder and their Exaggerate Eye Definer as well as their BB Cream and just recently I picked up this lip balm that is AWESOME! If you are looking for some new makeup and don't want to spend a fortune- check out Rimmel's products the next time you are at Target, Walmart or Walgreens!! 


We got started on decorating our house for Christmas this past weekend (in between me having the 24 hour plague- HA!) and I was SO excited to get out my new Christmas pillows!!
I picked up the two Christmas tree pillows from Walmart- they came together in a pack of two for $9.88!!! And then I personalized my "Joy" pillow, my "Just the 7 of Us pillow," and my "family" pillow on Thirty-One's website!! I chose the pillow cover option- but you can also get a pillow cover PLUS the insert (such a PERFECT gift for someone!)- you can find it HERE.

You can find the Walmart pillows HERE and you can personalize your own Statement Canvas Pillow cover by going HERE (this is the link for the 18 X 18 size insert that I have)! Let me know if you need any help creating your pillow- I had SO much fun making mine!!
Baby snuggles. By far my most favorite thing I am loving lately. Marshall is a baby who likes his naps in his crib...but the other day he fell asleep on me after I had fed him and you better believe I soaked up every single second of it!!!
Seriously- I just can't even handle him. He is SO precious and I am so grateful for him!!
So now it's your turn- what are some things you have been loving lately?!
Tell me in the comments!!

Hope you have the BEST day!
Okay- now it's time to link up with my favorite ladies for Tuesday Talk! 

Just a few things to remember: 

Please follow your hosts in some way- we would love to connect with you!

- Visit the other links and leave some comment love.
- By linking up to this link party, you give us permission to feature an image on our blog and social media. Proper credit and links will be given!
- Remember to link back using the button or text link.
- Optional: On social media #TuesTalk as you share your post
Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
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Grateful for Our Veterans and Our Country

Friday, November 11, 2016

Hi!! Happy Friday!!

PHEW. What a week! 
There has been A LOT of emotions, thoughts and opinions being shared over the last few days!

Today is Veteran's Day and with everything that has been going on, I don't think it could be more fitting that we end this week by honoring and celebrating our Veterans.
This presidential election process has really seemed to create a gaping divide in our country. And while it has made me absolutely sick to my stomach to see people spew such hateful and disrespectful comments at one another....we live in a country where that is a CONSTITUTIONAL right. And we have that right only because of the brave and selfless men and women who have been or are currently serving in our Armed Forces.

Whether or not you support our new President-Elect or how you feel about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan or any political issue for that matter- 
here is one thing that CANNOT be argued:
This country is NOTHING without the men and women who have CHOSEN to serve our country in the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Army.

EVERY freedom that we have and truly take for granted, if we're being honest, is because of our EXCEPTIONAL and COURAGEOUS military. 
I think we can all get so caught up in our lives and make the biggest deal out of the smallest things.  
When you're feeling stressed because your husband has to go out of town for a few days on business- think about what it's like to be a military spouse- whose husband or wife is gone for ONE YEAR in a WAR ZONE. 
Or you are feeling frustrated because you had to wait at the doctor for longer than you like- think about families that have been waiting to see their loved one for MONTHS and they find out they have to wait a couple more months...because the mission their on has been extended.
I know these might seem like extreme examples- but this is REAL life for our military families...and I feel so strongly about people being aware of the immense sacrifices made on our BEHALF.
Maybe you are wondering how you could support our Veterans and their families. 
There are so many organizations that help support our Veteran's- just a few of them are:

If you are so inclined, I encourage you to take just a little bit of time today to say a prayer for our Veterans AND their family members or better yet- if you see someone in uniform today- approach them and THANK them. 

With respect, honor and gratitude- 
I say THANK YOU to our Veteran's today.

Hope you have the BEST day!

I am linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!

 I am also linking up with April for Five on Friday!
 Joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up! too!


And lastly, linking up with KatieTifDella & Caitlin for High Five for Friday!

Weekly Walmart Finds: Get Warm and Cozy Edition!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hi friends!! Happy Wednesday!!

The temperatures are getting cooler and I am officially ready to go to bed snuggled up on flannel sheets and under a bunch of blankets :) 
This will NEVER happen as my husband is SUPER hot natured...but a girl can dream- right!? HA!

Anyway- I thought it would be fun to share a couple fun, comfy and cozy finds from Walmart!!

Last year, I got the girls the cutest set of Christmas flannel sheets....and this year- they are back- in several patterns- including this amazing black and red buffalo check!!
These flannel sheets are by Mainstays and you can find them HERE! A twin set is only $15.96!!
And look at this adorable holiday pattern!! I love that these sheets would work for a boy or a girl- and that they don't just scream CHRISTMAS! You could have these on your beds through February! Who am I kidding though...I am putting the kids' Christmas sheets on their bed this weekend....and they'll probably stay on there until it gets warm again! HA! These sheets are SUPER soft...wash beautifully...and are so affordable! A full size set is only $19.96!
SO excited to show you this blanket!! It is by Better Homes and Garden and is $8.88!!! These blankets are SUPER soft and snuggly and make the best gifts! I am totally in love with this "grateful" print!! If you are going to someone else's house for Thanksgiving...how nice would it be to give this blanket and a loaf of pumpkin bread as a "thank you" for having you over!? Or maybe you know of an elderly neighbor or friend- who could just use a "pick-me-up?" This cozy blanket with these encouraging and positive words on it would be SO sweet!! This blanket comes in a lot of other patterns- you can check them all out HERE!
I couldn't talk about being warm and cozy without mentioning pajamas!! :)
You can find this adorable pajama set- it comes in several different colors- HERE!
It's such a steal at $14.97 for the set- and would make such a great gift!! I am LOVING this bright and fun fuchsia/orange/purple/turquoise combination!! You could totally do a little "cozy gift bag" and get one of the super soft blankets, a pair of these PJs, a fun pair of socks or slippers and you have the BEST gift to give! Or just buy a pair of these for yourself because they are so cute and affordable! :)
So what do you think?? Are you ready to go pick up some flannel sheets, a couple blankets, and a few pairs of pajamas and just hibernate for a couple of months?!? HA! 

If you end up picking up any of these items- let me know!! 

Hope you have the BEST day! 

Tuesday Talk!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Hi!! Happy Tuesday!!

WOW. It's Election Day! It's going to be VERY interesting (for lack of a better word) to see what transpires today....

SO. I am going to change the subject now. AHEM :)

Let's talk about my FAVORITE cold weather clothing item!!
It is from Target and I have FIVE of them. And I plan to buy 1-2 more! I might have a problem...and I am okay with that! HA!

Target has them organized kind of weird on their website- and refer to different colors by different names....but you can find them HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
They refer to this top as either a "leisure tunic" or a "brunch tunic."

Here are a few reasons why this top is my FAVORITE:

1) It is tunic length- so I can wear it with leggings or jeans.

2) It is INCREDIBLY comfortable.  It is made out of a sweatshirt material- but it is "smooth" (you know what I mean??) and it has some stretch to it- so while it feels like a comfy sweatshirt- it actually looks much dressier.

3) The material, the length, the cowl neck- all of these features make it the type of top that is flattering on ANYONE!! 

4) It is $27.99...and while right now it is not on sale- Target usually runs a buy one- get one 1/2 off sale- which would make getting two of them such a great deal! Trust me. You're going to want more than one of them! ;) 

I LOVE this camel color- it can be found HERE!
If you love stripes- then you will want to pick up this one!!
And I am absolutely loving this gorgeous green color!! Such a beautiful color...and one that is different from anything I have in my closet!
 At my local Target...they have only a couple of these tunics in different colors....but I do know every store varies in what they carry- so maybe your local store has these tops in the color you want?? You can't lose with ordering 1 or 2 of them online...shipping is FREE (no minimum right now)- and if you don't end up liking how the top looks or fits- you can just return it at your local Target! LOVE free shipping and easy returns :)

I would love to know- do you have this top already?? Do you love it as much as I do??

Hope you have the BEST day friends!!

Okay- now it's time to link up with my favorite ladies for Tuesday Talk! 

Just a few things to remember: 

Please follow your hosts in some way- we would love to connect with you!

- Visit the other links and leave some comment love.
- By linking up to this link party, you give us permission to feature an image on our blog and social media. Proper credit and links will be given!
- Remember to link back using the button or text link.
- Optional: On social media #TuesTalk as you share your post
Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Becky at BYBMG | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Whitney at Polka Dotty Place | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram

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