Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Favorites with Neutrals...

Lately I keep going back to this slip with neutral colors. It's a safe and comfortable choice plus it's been perfect for the not so warm days here. But if I really stop and think about it I'm a big fan of neutrals in general and you can tell that just by walking into our house! This slip has been worn with everything the past two or so years and it's been such a good year round wardrobe staple. I really need to stock up on a few more colors. The sweater I found on clearance over Christmas break, in a store I wouldn't normally go in but that's where shopping with my daughter opens my eyes to different brands. I'm looking forward to wearing it well into the beginning of summer and I'm also looking forward to this weekend. 
P.S. You either love or hate these booties but if you have mad love for them they're on sale right now! Click the above link ;) You're welcome...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wholesale shopping...

It definitely doesn't feel like spring here but I can't stop thinking about springtime fashion. I'm over being productive in big sweaters and layered looks to keep warm. Seeing white on white, patterned tops and suede in the stores has me dreaming of warmer weather and lighter tops. I also have been surfin' the internet on the daily searching for a few trendy, budget friendly tops & accessories to compliment what I already have in my closet. I came across this orange dolman sleeve top at, a wholesale fashion company that sells a variety of items, even sunglasses and trendy handbags for unbelievable prices. I'm trying to think of 5 other girls who might like this top because when buying wholesale clothing I could afford to gift these for presents!

I'm always in the mood for stripes and this nautical tab sleeve top is perfect for spring!
 By purchasing wholesale tops I could buy enough of these spanish inspired shirts for a fiesta party!

Speaking of parties, this site would be great for putting together treat bags for kids birthday parties. They sell sunglasses, makeup, and even jewelry that kids of all ages would love! I've never ordered clothing in bulk, have you?

*This post is sponsored by Apparel Candy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Try It Tuesday-Lamp Makeover...

Hold up...don't throw out that lamp that just might not be fitting into your decor right now! You're all..."I can't stand looking at it for another day" and I'm all..."It's so easy to transform your lamps to get some more life out of them." Man, I had grown so tired of mine and seeing their cords hang off of the back of my end tables certainly didn't help their cause. Unfortunately, I don't have floor outlets and after 4 years I had to come up with a solution of not seeing bright yellow cords hanging off the back of my tables. I also just couldn't stand the thought of giving these away quite yet since they were a little pricey and not quite old enough to part with. After seeing the Morten Lamp from West Elm I ran to Home Depot to pick up spray paint and asked my husband for some help in transforming these babies. Here's our lamp makeover...
Before lamp and cord
First we spray painted the lamp bases with Rust-Oleum metallic oil rubbed bronze.  
He used a 1" bit to drill a hole in my table so I could drop the cord through to hide it.
 There's no going back now...
Check it out...
Hidden cord...
My "new" lamps within hours and for the cost of one can of spray paint! 
I'm so happy with them and love when they are lit at night!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Favorites from Target...

Say hello to my new "uni" and while you're in Target this weekend stocking up on your snacks for the Oscars you might want to swing by the junior section as well. From working up a sweat to winding down with my favorite girls from Beverly Hills (Yes, I am a big fan of RHOBH and I'm not afraid to admit it), this "t" has quickly become one of my favorites! Like RHOBH, I'm also a lover of Target Boutique. So here's the story behind the items pictured above...I was roaming Target a few weeks ago and I grabbed this shirt and didn't even think twice about it. Love the message and especially how soft it is. It does run a tad small so I would go up a size if you don't plan on trying it on. Everyone needs a pair of slim, gray joggers and I'm obsessed with these. My kiddos gave them to me for my birthday and I've been wearing them ever since...not too heavy and not too light and the price is just right. These my friends are hard to find so if you see these in your size,  grab them! My daughter even picked out this light pink polish for me. She  knows me so well! Hope this helps if you're searching for that perfect uni or just a fun, motivational "t" to run around in or to even just watch the Oscars on Sunday night. Don't Be Basic not this weekend not ever! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Around the house and a Valentine's Day recap...

Mondays are so much better when we can sleep in and better yet, this holiday makes for a short school week for us. Unfortunately Mark has to work but we made sure he had a little extra R&R this weekend. It was a fun weekend filled with lots of desserts, good food and our daughter's championship basketball game on Saturday. They ended up losing but she played more that game than she has all season and scored a season high two baskets! We over indulged this weekend and enjoyed every single bit of it. I sure hope your V day was filled with lots of love and here are a few pics of how we rolled this past weekend. 

classroom valentine's for Jack
Friday night cocktail
 conversation hearts
prickly pear cactus margarita's
lunch at JerryBuilt (you know it's good when I'm eating a burger)
Outdoor lights
Our homemade pizza obsession
wearing Mineral Fusion polish in Fiery Lava

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Favorites for Spring Break...

The kid's spring break, here in Texas, falls way too early in my opinion but it's a week off from school so I'm not going to complain too much. It's already the middle of February and we will be off to the beach before you know it. I've rounded up a few of my favorite items for our trip. This straw hat will be perfect to keep the wicked sun off my face and the sunscreen will protect the rest of my body. Shiny, temporary tattoos for fun in the sun? Heck daughter and I have been waiting patiently this winter to put these on. An oversized blanket for the beach while wearing these ever so popular brown sandals will take our lazy days to a whole new level. Last but not least a new fjallraven backpack to fill with our accoutrements and make traveling a breeze. 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Try It Tuesday...Easy Valentine's Day 'rital twist

prickly pear margarita on da rocks
Weekends are for 'rita's and we have been on a major prickly pear cactus margarita kick around here. They are so perfect for Valentine's weekend especially when I add a little red flare to my salt/sugar rimmed glass. What I really wanted was these adorable heart sprinkles to stick to the rim but they are just too heavy...sigh. Luckily I had red sprinkles to fill their spot. Now that I think about it I guess I could have thrown the hearts on top of the drink.  Click here for our frozen prickly pear 'rita recipe that I blogged about way back in September of 2013! Hope your V-day is filled with fun, love and errything pink & red!
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