Getting Ready for the Fourth of July

Fourth of July is right around the corner. How are you planning to celebrate? With the upcoming festivities, I want you to be dressed for the occasion!

There are great swimsuit options here: Target Swimsuit Top | Target Swimwuit Bottom . But if water isn’t in the future, I have a festive option for you! I found a large American flag print scarf and turned it into a vest with my black tank dress. It is my absolute favorite!

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IMG_0096Dress: Socialite | Similar Scarf: Amazon | Sandals: Tory Burch | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Similar Earrings: Kendra Scott Greta , Kendra Scott Alex | Necklaces, Cross, and Multi-Colored Cuff: Impressions of Santa Fe | Monogrammed Cuff: Custom-made by Lee Bloodworth

The black dress also is great to wear after the holiday too. Feel free to view my previous blog to see other options here: My Go-To Dress Lately .

To learn how to turn your scarf into a vest, feel free to learn with this great tutorial here: YouTube: How to turn a scarf into a vest

I hope you all have great Fourth of July holiday! I would love to see what patriotic creations you come up with this year!

 

A New Addition

I’m so excited to announce to my readers today that our family is growing by one! WE ARE EXPECTING! Baby P is due to arrive this October, and we couldn’t be happier.

Along with making the most of your closet, sharing recipes, and other fun ideas, I am happy to share my pregnancy journey with you and help you when it comes to shopping for yourself and your little ones. Shopping for clothes is something I have found to be a difficult journey, and I want to help you conquer being a cute pregnant mom-to-be!

This past weekend we had a gender reveal with our family and loved ones. We found out that Baby P is a boy! Below are some photos from the big reveal. Our guests came dressed in their guess wearing pink or blue. As you can see, my guess was a girl and my husband’s was a boy. He won the guessing game this time!

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Next item on the baby list is to pick out a theme for the room and start a registry. We can’t wait to get started! Stay tuned for more of this amazing adventure.

Father’s Day

My dad and me in honor of Father’s Day this weekend:
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Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Do you have what you need to show your love to those fathers in your life?

For some reason, I always feel that fathers are tough to buy for when it comes to gifts. The men in my family don’t have hobbies that have gift-buying qualities affiliated with them. Or when these men finally have something you can buy, they usually go out and buy them on their own. It is a tough world when it comes to show appreciation.

If you can relate these types of fathers, I can hopefully help ease your frustration with some great gift ideas this year.

One of the things my dad really likes to do is solve puzzles. Shutterfly has a great product where you can put your own photo on a puzzle. They can make the puzzle into 60 or 252 pieces. Right now, they have great discounts in honor of Father’s Day. So don’t forget to look at those promo codes! Click on the following link to get started on your own puzzle: Shutterfly

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Another option is to have your man’s toes tended to. You would be surprised how common it is for men to have pedicures these days. Why not treat yourself and that special father to a pedicure? I suggest letting them try a hot stone pedicure. If a pedicure isn’t up your father’s alley, a massage is another great option too!

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Feet of people who enjoy pedicures

If you are on the craftier side, or don’t have enough time to have something shipped to you, I found fun idea to show your love. It is a lotto ticket bouquet. You can budget as much as you want for this gift, and really make it your own. Here is one example that I really loved and plan to use from blupla.com:

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This bouquet was created by blupla.com

I wish you the best on your Father’s Day gift this year, and I would love to hear from you on any great gifts you have given in the past or are giving this year. Comment below with any suggestions or ideas!

 

Crockpot Crazy

Whether you are on a budget, or don’t want to prepare supper when you come home from work, crockpot meals are the answer for you. I have some of the best crockpot books I want to share with you today: The Crockin Girls Slow Cookin’ Companion and The Crockin Girls It’s Our Crockin’ Life.

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I apologize for all the sticky notes! It’s an easy way for me to find the meals I want to cook.

These cookbooks are categorized by type of meat and type of meal. I love coming to these books when we are short on groceries because I can use what I have in the pantry and make a great meal.

When I am away from the house all day, it is also easy to find a meal that cooks for eight or more hours on low. Then when we come home from a long day of work, our meal is ready to serve! It’s easy and delicious.

If you don’t have a crockpot, I highly recommend purchasing one to start making these easy meals that will make the whole family happy. Here are some links to my favorite crockpots: Crock Pot 6-Quart Smart Pot and Hamilton Beach 3-Quart Stoneware Slow Cooker

Once you have a crockpot in your kitchen, I recommend purchasing these books! Here are the links to purchase the books: The Crockin Grils Slow Cookin’ Companion and The Crockin Girls It’s Our Crockin’ Life

Lastly, I HIGHLY recommend purchasing Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners. They are a lifesaver when it comes to clean up, and I never slow cook without them!

If you want to check out these creative chefs/authors more, you are welcome to check out their site at crockingirls.com.

I would love to hear your favorite crockpot recipes too! Feel free to comment below. I always love to recipes to try!