Monday, April 29, 2013

My Style Monday - Black & Turquoise

Today, I'm linking up with Lindsey for My Style Monday.

I love wearing neutrals with pops of color. I think it really makes your accessories stand out. This week I wore black with turquoise accents.
Jewelry- Stella & Dot  | Nails- Sally Hansen Caribbean Coral &  Golden Rule

I hope everyone had a good weekend! We had a fairly leisurely one which was nice for a change. Saturday, Mason and I hung out with Grammy and McKayla while Chris worked. We picked out flowers for Grammy's house and went to a local Icecream shop. I shared my banana pudding Icecream with Mase. He loved it :) Sunday we went to church and enjoyed an afternoon in being lazy! It was nice!

Hope everyone's Monday went smoothly. You're 1 day closer to Friday! :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

**Stella & Dot FLASH SALE**


Have you been eyeing one of these gorgeous Stella & Dot Charm necklaces? It's the perfect gift for ANYONE. Personalize however you like. Get one for your Mom. And with this great deal, get yourself one too! TODAY ONLY until 11:59pm. Order through THIS LINK and you will also be eligible to win the Mystery Hostess Rewards!! Discount is given at checkout!

Monday, April 22, 2013

My Style Monday

If you already haven't, go check out Amy's blog post at Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins featuring Autism Awareness and a Mystery Hostess Trunk Show! It's a great cause and you could win FREE jewelry and bags! It ends Wednesday. Don't miss out!

Today I'm linking up with Lindsey for My Style Monday!

I love fashion. Everything fashion! Clothes, jewelry, shoes, handbags, accessories. I love it all!

Here is what I was wearing this week!

Dress: Kohl's
Cardigan: Kohl's
Bracelets, Earrings, and Necklace: Stella & Dot

Close up of bracelets
All jewelry : Stella & Dot
Three things I am LOVING right now are neons, statement necklaces, and layering! I love layering complimentary bracelets together. It gives outfits a whole different look. What are your favorite styles to wear?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Autism Awareness through Stella & Dot

As most of you know, I am a Stella & Dot Stylist. I love their jewelry and bags and most of all, this month, I love that they are donating 20% of sales from their Autism Collection to the HollyRod Foundation. A great big THANKS to Amy from Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins for hosting a Mystery Hostess Trunk Show to support this great cause! Check it out. If you order under her link, you could win the Mystery Hostess and ALL of the rewards! Plus, you're supporting a great cause if you order one of their beautiful Autism pieces!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Trendy Tot Tuesday - Vacation Style

Today I'm linking up with Mrs in Training for Trendy Tot Tuesday!

My family and I were lucky enough to escape for a few days and go on vacation. And by "escape", I mean it in every sense of the word. We were without cell phone/internet service for 4 days (minus a text here and there!) It was nice though! We were able to just relax, enjoy each other's company without the bzzzzzz, ring, bzzzzzzz sounds that so often disrupt our ability to communicate without our little devices! I took a lot of pictures, mostly of Mason! I packed for warmer weather but it ended being a little cooler than the forecast predicted! But no matter what you put this kid in, I think he's adorable!

How handsome are my guys?? We attended a friend's wedding while on vacation!

All dressed up

A fun brunch on Sunday with some great friends. Mase is casual, as usual :)

We had a great time and spent some quality family time together but I have to say, I am SO excited to sleep in my comfy bed tonight! There's no place like home!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I'm rocking my baby...

(I just wanted to write this down because it was so special to me)

I have so much to do tonight. This whole day I've been thinking about everything going on, how busy we are, things I have to get done before we leave tomorrow for a few days. I'm sure you've heard of "packing everything but the kitchen sink." Boy is that true! Babies/toddlers have so many things they need. Pack n play, monitor, blankies, toys, diapers, pacis for bedtime, food, milk, noise machine, etc. etc. etc. As I put Mason down to sleep tonight, I walked out of the room and I told him I loved him, walked downstairs, you know, the normal bedtime routine. A few minutes later he cried so hard. So I went back upstairs, took him out of his crib, and rocked him. He sat facing me, put his head down on my chest, and just let me rock him. He has never been much of a cuddler. When it's time for bed, he wants in his bed. So I held him and rocked him and held him and rocked him. What a special way to say "Hey Mom, slow down. This is what's important." So I did. The packing will get done. Even though it means a later bedtime or packing the car in the morning, it can wait.

There's a cross stitch my Mom made when my oldest sister was a baby. It came to mind tonight as I savored my snuggles... So for all you Moms (and Dads!) out there that have a million things on your mind, a never-ending to-do list, and only 2 hands, keep this in mind when things get too busy..
The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
for children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.
-Ruth Hamilton
I love you, Mason.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy


We have a lot going on right now.

Chris is SO excited that we have finally decided to get a garage/shop. The contractors are almost done building it. Next comes concrete, garage door, electrical work, etc! He deserves it. The man works non stop and he seriously needs this shop.

I've also started selling Stella & Dot which I'm THRILLED about and it's really taking off! I have online trunk shows going on, in house trunk shows coming up, and a 5 day vacation with my family in between! It's funny how you think you have nothing planned and then, BAM! You don't have a minute left! But I'm thankful for everything going on right now. It's all a blessing.

If you haven't seen my sister's blog, check it out here. She's doing a $99 giveaway! That's ninety-nine dollars!!! I wish I could win it! :) Good luck, ya'll!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Little Things

So I'm driving home from church today (Chris had to work) and I roll down the back two windows in an attempt to keep Mason awake until we get home for a nap. The wind was blowing through his hair and a big grin came across his face showing all 12 of his teeth. Following the grin were sweet little giggles. It is in those moments that I think "This is what it's all about." It's the little things in life that make us the happiest.

It's the first blooms that come in Spring that end up in the kitchen window.
It's putting on my makeup with the bathroom window up hearing the birds chirping after winter.
It's my almost 16 month old toddler getting a kick out of stacking gravel on jet ski trailers, steps, and the front walkway.
It's hearing Chris tell Mason to find someone like his Mama and he'll be lucky.
It's going to the bathroom by myself. (A rare occasion once you've become a Mom.)
It's the back porch dinners on a Spring evening.
It's the wet clothes that I have to change after Mason is done splashing in the tub.
It's the moment of "still" in the chaotic world we live in.

It is the little things in life that make me stop and appreciate these moments. I'm so thankful for them.

Check out my sister, Lindsey's, blog tomorrow. She's doing a HECK of a giveaway! :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Trendy Tot Tuesday

Today, I'm doing my first link up! I'm linking up with Mrs in Training to do Trendy Tot Tuesday.

I'm one of 3 sisters. All I've ever known is girls...until I had my sweet son. Now, when I found out I was having a boy I thought "But boys can't have cute clothes." WRONG! Whoever thinks dressing a boy can't be fun is mistaken, just like I was! I LOVE to dress my boy. I love that he can wear camo pants and a long john shirt and be so stinkin' cute. I figured I'd do my first link up to show him off and what a cute little style he has!

Stella & Dot Faves

In my  previous post, I shared my exciting news of becoming a Stella & Dot Stylist! I wanted to share some of MY favorites from their line. Stella & Dot has been seen on many celebs, such as Carrie Underwood, Sofia Vergara, Giuliana Rancic, Jennie Garth, and the list goes on! Here are a few celebs wearing S&D and rocking it!

Demi Lovato wearing our Virginia Bib Necklace
Giuliana Rancic wearing our Metropolitan Mixed Chain Necklace
Carrie Underwood sporting the VERY popular Renegade Cluster Bracelet
Jennie Garth wearing my FAVORITE S&D necklace

And  here is my favorite Fashion Blogger, Megan Runion, wearing 3 S&D pieces, the Renegade Cluster Bracelet in gold, the Christina Link Bracelet, and the On The Mark Necklace.

I think my favorite items with Stella & Dot are the ones that can be worn every day! I love to layer their bracelets and necklaces. But they also have some great statement pieces. Check out my website for our full line of jewelry! If you have any questions, you can email me at

Monday, April 1, 2013

Welcome: Stella & Dot!

For any of ya'll that know me, you know that I LOVE jewelry. It's a passion really. I love coordinating jewelry with my outfits and buying outfits around the jewelry I buy! I have drooled over Stella & Dot jewelry and was quite intrigued by their collection, the quality, and the different styles that they carry. Since I fell in love with their products, I decided to join the team! I am so excited to start this venture. I'll keep ya'll updated on products, new arrivals, and giveaways!

If you are interested in looking at Stella & Dot's collection, you can visit my website, visit me on Facebook,  or I can send you a catalog in the mail! If you want to get FREE jewelry, contact me about having a trunk party or online party!

Right now, I'm hosting a MYSTERY HOSTESS Online Trunk Party. ANYONE who orders now through April 6th will be entered to win free jewelry! So as long as you make a purchase through THIS LINK , will be entered to win the Hostess credits! Happy Shopping! 

Thanks for your support and I look forward to showing you all of the goodies that Stella & Dot have to offer!

Check out my S&D link on my page (thanks to my awesome sister, Lindsey)  if you'd like to order something or check out Stella & Dot's website!