Happy Black Friday and soon to be Cyber Monday!
So, let’s try this again! Y’all, I literally was about to hit publish and my entire post was deleted. So, I poured a glass of wine and we’re re-typing this. Pray for me!
If you’re like me, Black Friday is best and most conveniently spent shopping online, braless, very possibly still in bed after the re-heated leftovers have been devoured for a second or maybe third time. No judgement here! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love shopping small, supporting local, and in store but prefer to ditch the crowd on BF and stay in to do most of my bigger shopping, especially on deal days! I remember back in the day when we would get up before the sun came up to hit ALL the deals. Now, I am all about skipping the lines and getting it delivered directly to my door. I’ll still be hitting the stores and shopping my favorite boutiques in town but for now, we are keeping it cozy and I may or may not brush my hair or get out of my pajamas today.
I also wanted to mention that I’m going to be a little more selective this year in regards to sharing retailers below. I’m sharing who I’ll also be shopping and the best deals I’ve found. I’ll update the codes for Cyber Monday if they change and will keep this updated so you can revisit it as well. All codes and specific details will be included, and I also wanted to say, if you click on a link below, and for some reason are asked to go to your “app” decline, because I just learned that going through the app doesn’t allow influencers to get credit. Just a reminder. Also, thank you SO much for going through my links and for shopping with me! I am so thankful for each and every sale and going through my links is at NO cost at all to you. If you need assistance in any way, please reach out! I want to be a good resource for you all and am always happy to help! Happy Shopping!!
WalMart: All prices have been lowered. Great for electronics and larger kids items, bikes, etc.
JCPenny: Free shipping over $49 and deals are adjusted each day. up to 50% of savings.
Old Navy: 50% off site-wide. No exclusions.$1 socks using the code COZY! (Perfect stocking stuffer).
Wayfair: up to 80% off and FREE shipping! Open box items are also an additional percentage off!
Freshly Picked: 30% off site-wide. Become a FRINGE member for an additional 20% off and free shipping! Use code FPxChelsi.
Shopbop: up to 25% off full-priced items, up to 75% off sale items. 15% off orders $200 or more, 20% off $500 or more, 25% off $800 or more. Use the code MORE19.
Kohl’s: Get $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent, take an additional 15% off using code GIVETHANKS
Macy’s: FREE shipping with $25 spent, extra 15 to 20% off using code BLKFRI.
Target: Doorbusters including electronics, BOGO select departments, up to 40% off home decor.
Etsy: Up to 60% off select shops.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Earn a $75 gift card by spending $150. Select designer items 50% off.
Crate & Barrel: 20-30% off site wide plus free shipping on $49 or more. Excludes furniture and select items.
American Eagle: 40% off and FREE shipping!
Gap: 50% off everything using code BLKFRIDAY
Express: 50% off everything!
Urban Outfitter: BOGO 50% off!
Anthropologie: 30% off everything!
Buddy Love: 50% off everything! Use code BF50
ASOS: Up to 70% off everything!
Bloomingdale’s: 15% off $100-$249, 20% off $250-$399, 25% off $400 or more.
Pottery Barn: 25% and FREE shipping using BLACKFRIDAY.
Amazon: Amazing deals on electronics and beyond!
Marc Fisher: 25% off select styles.
Madewell: 30% off your purchase.
Dillard’s: 30% off select merchandise, up to 50% off permanently reduced merchandise.
H&M: 30% off everything and FREE shipping.
OshKosh: 60% off site and store, no. exclusions.
Nordstrom Rack: Extra 50% off clearance, spend $100 get $20, spend $150 get $30, spend $250 get $75.
Janie and Jack: 30% off your purchase. Exclusions apply.
Mint Julep Boutique: 30% off entire site.
Goodnight Macaroon: 30% off site-wide with code GIVING30.
Ulta: FREE shipping on $35 or more and up to 50% off select beauty finds.
December is fast approaching! Have you gotten some shopping done or are you waiting for the big sales to hit this weekend? I’ve bought a couple of things for the kids but still have a lot to do. I wanted to put together a list of gifts that I have and currently love or items I may even be wishing for this Christmas season. I hope this is a helpful list and if anything gives you a little inspiration when shopping. You can hover over each item and click on it to shop as well. I always love getting the ladies in my family meaningful gifts. I’ll wrap up a couple of framed family photos and tie a new devotional to the top of it or write a letter for them to keep. I love sentimental gifts and things I can keep forever so tend to also enjoy giving them. I also love SHOES. It’s a total and complete weakness I have and one I generally feel zero remorse of most days as well. Give me a devotional or give me Gucci and I am one happy girl! haha! Truly though, I hope you can gain some insight on what would best suit your loved one’s from this post. As always, if you have questions, list them at the bottom or send me a message. I am ALWAYS, ALWAYS happy to help, and by you asking, you’re actually helping my family too, as I make a small commission off of the sales made in these posts and on my social platforms. I’m so grateful for each of you who come to this space and read these posts and inquire about any links! Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!!
Let me know what you think and if I can help in any way! Have a great Thanksgiving week!
So, I can’t believe we’re already talking gift guides! Actually, I couldn’t be more excited if we’re being honest. I’ve got my tree up, house is decorated, so I guess the next step is to start shopping, right?! Are you an overachiever too this year and have your tree out and up yet? I know it’s not even Thanksgiving but Corbin is at such a fun age and has been so antsy about Christmas coming in however many sleeps and it will be Cami Kate’s first Christmas on the outside so mama is ready to celebrate big! Also, if you aren’t already aware, Thanksgiving falls late this year so we actually have 6 less days of shopping! Yikes! Which in my mind, is even more reason to start marking off that list! I’ll be honest though and tell you guys that I am such a procrastinator when it comes to shopping over the holidays. Like, so bad! I’m hopeful though that this year will be different since I’ve got the spirit! Also, praying I can find a good hiding spot where Corbin won’t find all of the gifts “Santa” will be leaving on Christmas Eve. Pray for me, y’all!
Today, I’m sharing several options kids gifting options for all ages. Whether you’re shopping for babies, toddlers, tweens or teens, I hope there’s something below for everyone! I also wanted to include a broad range of pricing this year too. Several items are $25 to $50 and under, while others are over $200. Hoping you will find what is on your kiddos wish list, and if not, shoot me a message and I would be so happy to help you find it!
Below are several ideas, but something else that is even more precious than the latest, greatest toy is an experience. I always want to be transparent in this space and thought I’d share what we’ve done as a family in previous years. My mom always says that each year instead of a bunch of gifts, it would be so fun to start a trip fund and add to it instead of saving for gifts. Taking a trip as a family and creating memories instead of having more things is something your kids will always remember and will cherish. They may not remember what they got for Christmas that one year, but they will always remember that time you went skiing, or took them to Disney. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate vacation either, but is an idea of you’re looking to make memories and not spend as much on what is under the tree. We’ve taken cruises, gone to the mountains, and even just taken weekend trips to nearby resorts. We’ve always looked forward to the time together and to just be able to go somewhere, relax and sightsee. Just some food for thought, but I will say, there are some really fun gifting options below too if you’re looking for inspiration.
I’ve also linked some stocking stuffer ideas as well, most under $20! I hope this is a helpful resource for you this season and inspires you to get ahead of the game a little too! 🙂
Gifts for infants to teens and ages in between.
Thanks so much for stopping by, shopping my links and continually supporting this little space! Have a great rest of your Wednesday!
With a grateful heart,
Happy Tuesday and welcome to this edition of blogging where I talk all about the importance of oil changes and why we use Shell Rotella Gas Truck Oil. We’re honestly so excited to be a part of the #RotellaGasTruckRollback campaign and to have my handsome hubs in this post along with me! I mean, how cute is he? A man who looks good changing the oil, how lucky am I?!
For as long as I can remember, Shell has been a trusted product for servicing our families vehicles. The Rotella Gas Truck Oil is on rollback right now, is FTC compliant, one of the most effective in protecting your engine and allows you to go a little bit longer between changes. It’s a sustainable product for those heavy loads, treacherous driving conditions, extreme temperatures, and even frequent short trips. It also protects horsepower and prevents sludge and all the icky stuff that can corrode your engine.
Speaking of frequent short trips, I am always on the go. Between school, baseball, photo shoots, and all that is mom life, it’s important to keep my car in tip top shape and ensure the safety of my family in the meantime. Conrad is constantly asking if everything is working like it should and to make sure I am servicing the engine as often as necessary. I have a GMC Yukon and so the Rotella Gas Truck Oil is perfect for keeping us safe on the road. For me, it’s an easy stop at the #walmart AutoCare Center and 20 minutes to get my oil changed efficiently and affordably. We’ve even bought the oil at our local Walmart and Conrad’s changed it a handful of times in the driveway for me.
Being a daughter, grand-daughter and now wife of generations of oil and gas, its imperative to use the best. Which is why my family relies on Shell products and trusts the Rotella Gas Truck Oil to get us where we need to go. So excited to have been a part of this campaign and to have been able to share more about what this product actually does. The next time you’re at your local Walmart, let them change your oil, and be sure to tell them you want the Shell Rotella Gas Truck Oil especially if you have a truck or SUV to keep your engine free from wear and tear and running clean. Let them know we sent you and enjoy the ride!
Along with animal print, skirts are majorly on trend this fall! Mostly broom and leather, but in this case I’ll be sharing and showing you three ways to style a black leather skirt. Really, how you can style them in general, not only a few ways! I love how versatile a leather skirt can be. They are fit for many occasions and can be worn season after season; from summer, to fall, winter and spring. They are so cute year round and I’m so happy to see them being styled all over the gram right now!
I will say, I think there’s a misconception about leather skirts and that they can only be styled one or two ways and only a certain person can pull them off! Also, a myth I’m here put to rest and to share a few ideas I wear often and know will look great on you too, if you’ve been on the fence on whether to not to pull the trigger in adding one to your closet this season.
One common way I’ve seen most and feel is most classic is a sweater, fitted or oversized, with a fun bootie, printed embossed snakeskin or leopard. My favorite look today is a spin on the traditional yet a little edgier. I love to pair my skirts with graphic tees and throw on a denim jacket and a wide brim hat. It’s more of a boho meets rocker chic and a look I think would be so cute for a concert, girl’s night out, or even date night. I probably won’t be wearing this for drop off or pick up, 😉 but think it’s so fun for those mentioned above! You can also totally dress it down. One way I wear it just running around town is to style with a basic white tee and a converse sneaker like the ones linked below. Staying on trend, but also keeping it more casual. I’ll throw on a denim jacket if it’s a cooler day, or tie a plaid flannel around my waist. Another shoe option for this look is to style it with a combat boot. Also making a statement this fall. I never thought I’d say I own a pair of Dr. Marten’s past high school, freshman year at that, but here we are! What goes around, comes around Amiright?! I’m thinking these or these to complete the look.
Another laid-back style is just pairing it with a classic and easy oversized sweater, like the one I have pictured, a ball cap, crossbody, and my Golden Goose. This look is perfect for rooting on your favorite team (guns up) and if you’re a true fan add a pop of color on top and a spirited earring to give the outfit a little pizzazz. Such a fun way to style it, while remaining effortless and chic. I personally love to style my skirts this way, especially with sneakers because I feel like it creates more of an everyday look and can be pulled off so easily without trying too hard.
Lastly, snazzy up your black leather skirt starting with a body con base. I would suggest a bodysuit or more fitted top, especially if you plan to layer. I think this is exceptionally true when adding a faux fur vest, teddy coat or faux fur coat. Going back to the bodysuit. It doesn’t have to be boring. Mine is a burnout fabric with velvet leopard but it’s subtle enough to not be overkill. Add in some texture if you feel like the basics are too basic. Now faux fur. I have a few that are fluffier than others, for a lack of better term, and feel a slimmer base is needed to achieve that polished look. I like to finish this look off with an over the knee boot. You can go a step further and add a hat or like me, just accessorize with a pair of oversized sunglasses. I also think a trench over the top is so pretty and chic. So good for holiday parties, or social events that require you to be a little more dressed up. I am LOVING these trench options and think keeping it monochromatic is so classic and also so on trend. You can also wear a black leather jacket on top too. Sets are also a big trend, so putting pieces together that look like they were bought that way, is never a bad idea. Especially if it’s still warm in your area for coats and vests. I’ve also decided to link a couple of skirts that are a little longer too, so if you’re in the workforce, these would be appropriate for special events, holiday office parties, etc as well. To cinch in your waist, you can always add a fun belt to accentuate, when adding a coat over the top to give your waist a smaller illusion. Love this too if you’re not big into jewelry. It will provide a little more put togetherness and then complete the outfit with a tall boot or heel if you prefer.
I hope this post is helpful and inspires you to try this trend out and step outside the box in making a black leather skirt your own. Let me know how you style it!
Today, I am so excited to be partnering with Walmart to talk about one of their exclusive lines. Parents’s Choice is celebrating 20 years this October as Walmart’s premiere baby brand! They have a variety of products at competitive prices that suit the needs of parents everywhere. From their best selling fragrance free and hypoallergenic wipes to plush baby blankets and everything in between, you will find exactly what you need to keep your baby clean, fed, and warm in every stage from infancy all the way through toddlerhood and beyond. You can view the entire Parent’s Choice line here.
One of our favorite Parent’s Choice items is the Rosette Blanket in white. Camilla loves it and it goes everywhere we go lately. I also love their infant and toddler hangers. They come in a pack of ten and in four color combinations and are so handy. We can never have enough hangers, and I love that they keep us organized! Speaking of organization, how cute are these storage bins? So cute if you’re trying to keep things tidy and perfect for small spaces! These would be great for diapers, lotions, and necessities and could even be used later for toy storage. Parent’s Choice seriously has so many great product options for the nursery too. Take a look below at their selection for their selection of all things newborn and decorating. If you’re a new mom or mom-to-be, planning a registry or just need a little inspiration, this section is for you!
If you’re a seasoned mom, and are still buying diapers, here are a few options Parent’s Choice offers to ensure your baby stays dry in the newborn phase through the potty training phase. They’ve got you covered, literally! They have 36 count packages of diapers to a 328 count, which is priced at $38 and ranges from sizes Newborn to Size 7 or over 41 lbs. Then there’s their premium line, with a great value as well. Whatever your needs, Parent’s Choice will exceed your expectations. See below for diapering and feeding options available.
I’m so happy to have been able to share with you a little more about Parent’s Choice and Walmart’s exclusive and celebratory baby brand. I hope you’ll try some of these great products out, and if you do, be sure to let me know what you think!
A special thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post.
Can you believe Halloween is almost here? It doesn’t seem possible that we’re already half way through the month of October. This is one of my favorite months of the year. That crisp, cool morning air, the leaves changing, carving pumpkins, decorating my porch, and all of the fun fall festivities and Halloween carnivals. Speaking of carnivals, our church actually puts on an amazing Trunk or Treat. Several families participate and go ALL out decorating their trunks and creating a theme at each stop. They have bounce houses, food and of course more treats than imaginable. It’s always so much fun and I look forward to going this year and for Camilla to experience her first Halloween in her cute little costume. It’s always a good time and one of the many opportunities we have that Corbin enjoys. Did I also mention his favorite holiday is Halloween? So last year he was a vampire, but two years prior he was Spiderman and y’all, he literally wore that thing EVERYWHERE. I couldn’t get him out of it for months. It was also that phase of not understanding Halloween only comes around once a year and that “tomorrow” wasn’t Halloween again! Hah! Oh my goodness! Anyone else remember that with their toddler? So funny! Then we went through the vampire phase. Not a scary vampire, but a nice one, he would tell me. Then when his vampire costume and teeth arrived, it was an entirely new dilemma and a flashback of Spiderman all over again. He loved those crazy vampire teeth. It was a hoot!! I kept finding them in bizarre places and he even tried to wear them into pre-school a time or two. That boy! I’m interested to see how Cami will be in those phases. I’ll let you know once we get there!
Today, since everyone is beginning to gear up for all of the fun activities ahead, I thought it would be fun to share a few Halloween books we’ve loved and read this time of year every night before bed. It’s a fun tradition Camilla gets to join now too, as we snuggle up in Corbin’s bed, freshly bathed and ready for a good story to end the day. He picks one each night, sometimes the same one and I read it a “couple” times, but it’s one I enjoy year after year and one we’ve had since he was a little bitty guy. I’ve always read to him but I think we can agree, themed holiday books are the best, amiright?! Memories I hope they will always remember and traditions to someday begin with their littles.
The post wouldn’t be complete without some children’s Halloween outfit inspo and some cute pajamas like the ones pictured too. I mean, how can I not? We are fans of our jammies, guys! I love coordinating the kids, like I’ve mentioned before, and even think its fun in pajama form for all the holidays. Coordinating is always a good idea in my book! Here are some of our favorites below! I hope you enjoy this fun share and that you soak up the rest of October, like we are!
Wishing you a boo-tiful and spook-tacular Halloween season!
Hello and happy Wednesday, friends!!!
It’s been a minute since I’ve written a blog post, but thought today I’d share some fun mommy and me matching inspiration. With fall here, I wanted to showcase a few versatile pieces, some matchy matchy, and some understated that don’t have to be worn with your littles and look cute styled on their very own.
BUT… Oh how I love the idea of matching! When I started this space, it really began with me sharing complimentary outfits between Corbin and me. Fall outfit ideas for family photos, and just the two of us wearing similar pieces was really where my love for the blog all began. I still love matching him, when he lets me, and remember the matching outfit trend with my mom when I was little. Laura Ashley floral dresses were our jam back then, and we have the life size hanging portraits to prove it! Now, I may not go that far but I do think complimenting your babies wardrobe from time to time is adorable. 🙂
I’ve linked several options below on how to coordinate or completely match your kids and loved every minute of putting this together. I have even linked mine and Camilla’s fall sweaters from the pumpkin patch, AKA Walmart if you want to shop them. Her sweater is under $25 and a purchase I made long before having her. I got lucky to be able to find mine! Hope you all have a fantastic hump day!! As Corbin would say, two more “sleeps” til the weekend!!!
Happy Thursday from beautiful San Diego!!!
I’m so excited to share my review on the Mamapod carrier! It has been in use by us since the first part of July and is hands down Camilla’s very favorite to be carried in.
I have literally tried three separate carriers and this one has been a hit and the most comfortable, especially for her. I think one aspect she loves most is the foldable seat. It holds her in a very supportive position and the seat acts as an actual chair-like device, which leaves her feeling secure. She mostly enjoys sitting forward facing in it so she can observe the world around her and be apart of it all!
One unique aspect that the Mamapod offers versus other child carriers, is it comes with a detachable support pole. I’ll be honest and say I’ve only used the pole once to try it, and found it to be a little bit awkward. It’s something you’ll have to carry around while using for going short distances or it can be folded up in a pouch under the seat, which is my preference. It can even be held in your hand, or worn on your side until you’ve reached your destination to rest. I do think it would come in handy if you were to use it hiking or doing any type of strenuous activity. However, I don’t feel like it’s necessary for us, considering I use mine for short term activities but definitely think it would be helpful depending on your situation. It’s simply designed to assist in carrying for long periods of time to distribute weight. The support pole also is adjustable by height and is fully collapsable.
Overall, it’s both functional and stylish. It has shoulder and waist straps for comfort, adjustable leg openings, a mesh layer for those hot summer days that is extra breathable for your tot, and is a soft material that will keep your baby cozy whether facing inward or outward. It also comes in a couple of color options to satisfy your preference and holds newborn aged babies up to toddlers.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our Mamapod so far and are looking forward to watching our girl grow into it. It has been so handy y’all, that I actually keep it in my car at all times to grab and put the baby in during my every day errands. We genuinely love it and am so thankful to have been able to try it.
I would 100% suggest and encourage you to try it, buy it, add it to your registry and have linked it here for you to look into further.
A special thank you to Mamapod for gifting this amazing product to us and to Stills and Ink Photography for these images of baby squish and me. So thankful!
Have a wonderful rest of your week, friends!