Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Friday!

I have yet to get tired of saying, "It's Friday!" or "Happy Friday!" and I hope that I never do!

So, on that note... Happy Friday my friends!  :)


Over on Instagram this week, I posted my favorite little corner in the house.
This little corner is always cozy to me, but with a bit of holiday/fall decor, it feels even cozier!


I picked up this cute little throw pillow last weekend from a boutique and I love it!
Here is a similar one.



Speaking of things I'm loving... I thought I'd share a few Fall pieces that would be perfect for this time of year.
Feel free to pin this away for later!

~ONE~

This tee looks cute and comfy. 
I'm a big fan of basic long sleeved tees.  Especially when you throw in cute slits on the sides.


~TWO~

And how fun would this scarf look with it!
I have a lot of different scarves that I love, but something about this one just seems so soft and cozy.


~THREE~

I've been on the hunt for a good pair of distressed jeans, and I think this would be a nice pair.  There isn't too much distressing on them, which I like... but a little bit to give them some character.


~FOUR~

 I have a couple different jackets that are this color of green and they go with so many outfits. 
You could pair this jacket with a fun plaid or solid shirt.  It's seriously the perfect neutral!


~FIVE~

Look at these Wellies... aren't they fun!

I love the higher front and the band around the back.  So cute!



~SIX~

Lastly, I'm loving this bag I love the mixture of brown and black together.  It is guaranteed to pretty much go with any outfit.


Have you done any Fall shopping this year?





For more fun looks, be sure and follow me on Pinterest!


I'm linking up with Andrea, Erika & Narci.



I hope you all have an awesome weekend!


XO,

  
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Trip To Bozeman

This last weekend my sister and a couple of our friends headed over to Bozeman for a little girls trip.  Our friends each have a girl in college over there, so we were able to go visit and check in on them as well.  

 All loaded up and stopping for coffee before hitting the road.

We got to Bozeman in time to meet up for some yummy Mexican food, and we finally got to see our girls!

 The next morning, we took this picture before we headed out for the day to explore and do a little shopping.  I think we took close to 10 pictures and this was the best one.  We'll have to work on it... we look a little tired.

I love the Buffalo Plaid shirt that my friend is wearing, and if you do as well, you can find it here.

 There were tons of leaves on the ground, and I felt the need for a picture.  Something about leaves, is just fun.

We swung over to the girls dorm to check out their rooms, and I had to document this, because I had never been in a dorm room before.  Obviously B and I were excited about it!  Ha!

 They were sweet to put up with me and all my pictures.  These sweet girls even call me Mom... which I think is the best!

I loved getting to hug their necks and see that they are having fun and doing well.  They've also told me I can't be a Griz fan anymore, that I now have to be a Bobcat fan... which is why I was given this mug.  :)
 
 I wonder if there are mugs and sweatshirts with 2 teams on them?!  ;)

Getting out of town is always fun, but I love coming home even more!


I hope you all are having a good week!

 XO,

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday Friends!

Tomorrow is my 35th birthday, and I'm heading out of town later this afternoon to kick off the weekend!  I want to give a shout out to one of my favorite bloggers, Lisa, whose birthday is tomorrow as well. Happy Early Birthday Lisa!  :)


This afternoon I'm headed to Bozeman for the weekend with one of my sisters and two of our closest friends.  We'll go check out the college, the town and have some fun girl time.

The thing with Montana is, when Summer is over, it's over.  I'm hoping that Fall sticks around and that any snow we get, stays up in the mountains for now.



I stopped over at my parents house one morning after the kids got on the bus and took this picture.  It was such a gorgeous morning.


Emma and my Mom

Last Friday my kids didn't have school and we had such a pretty Fall day here.  The weather was warm and it was perfect!  A perfect Fall day calls for a little horseback riding.  I haven't been riding lately, so it was fun to get back in the saddle.


Puzzle season...
In the colder months, if I'm not sitting down with a good book, then I'm usually working on a puzzle.  Do you all work on puzzles?  This was definitely something that my Grandma passed down to us, as my parents aren't interested in them at all.  Isn't it weird how that works?!



I bought this exact pair of shoes 2 years ago and shared it with you then.  Well, my teenage daughter since then, has claimed these shoes as her own.  If your daughter does the same thing, then you know my pain.  If she isn't old enough to wear your shoes and clothes yet... just wait.  ;)


Nike Women's Flex Trainer 5 Trainning Shoe Black/Anthracite/White 8.5

All this to say, I loved these shoes enough to buy the exact same ones.

Just thought I'd share them with you in case you are looking for a new pair of shoes or in case your teenager took your shoes as well.  ;)



Lastly, be sure and follow along on Pinterest where I'm sharing all things pumpkin, plaid, and leaves.


 I even have a "cozy" board in case you are needing a little cozy inspiration.



That's it for today...

I'm linking up with Andrea, Erika & Narci.





I hope you all have a great weekend!


XO,


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Running



 As I was sitting down to edit a few pictures that I'd taken of the horses, it came over me that this is exactly how I feel lately.  Like I'm in one big race with life, and I'm running along to the next thing... and honestly, I'm tired of it.


I'm ready to sit and read a book.

I'm ready to really enjoy that cup of coffee.

I'm ready to sit in Gods word, and not feel rushed to jump back up and get busy again.  To sit and truly listen to what He's telling me.

I'm ready to see what I can do to make someones day a little better or easier.

I'm ready to spend some quality time with those I love most.

I'm ready to feel caught up, and on top of my game. To not feel like I'm always a half a day behind.

I'm ready to slow everything down and enjoy the little moments!



I may not be able to slow everything down, as we all know.  Practices, games, dinner, bills, laundry... they'll keep coming at us, but I believe that we have choices through out our day on the things we can cut out.


I'm choosing to cut out perfection or the idea of it.

 I'm choosing not to worry when I only get 2 blog posts out a week.

I'm choosing to embrace that my house is well lived in and might never be as clean as I'd like.

I'm choosing to cut out the unnecessary and embrace the important things in life.



What are you finding that you're having to cut out in order to embrace life a little more?

 XO,

Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy Friday

 Happy Friday Friends!

This week has been busy!  So busy in fact that I didn't even realize until yesterday that my kids don't have school today.  I'm thankful they reminded me yesterday so I didn't set alarm clocks.  That right there, is probably my favorite this week.

Here are a few more favorites of mine from the week.

~ONE~

Good company, instant friends and a gorgeous Fall evening.

On Wednesday we hosted a dinner for a missionary family that was passing through town.  The couple also has 3 kids, and it was sweet to see our kids all become instant friends.  Both of our oldest daughters found each other on Instagram and Snapchat so they can keep in touch, which I think is so fun.


~TWO~

I am excited to be starting a new study soon.  When I read and study on my own, I don't push myself hard enough, so I'm ready to be pushed by my group of women.  We knew we wanted to study Ruth, but we just weren't sure which study to use.
We finally decided to do the Ruth study with Kelly Minter and I'm hoping it becomes a favorite!  I've heard a lot of good things about Kelly Minter's studies, and then some "okay" reviews.  I'm hoping that we really like her.  Have any of you done her studies before?  Also, I'd love to hear who's studies you love doing.  So far Beth Moore has been my favorite, but I wanted to branch out and see what else is out there.


~THREE~

This pumpkin mug is a new favorite.
I found it on Amazon, and felt that I needed it.  ;)  I like mugs with a nice handle.  Which for me means a handle that isn't too small.  So, I was excited when I found this one.


~FOUR~

I shared a few days ago about some sweet care package ideas for those college kids in your life, but really, who says it has to be a college kid?  I don't know if you're like me, but I've already been keeping my eyes open for Christmas gifts.  I know, I know... but I like to keep my eyes open and get what I can when I can, so I don't have to do it all at once.

If you missed that post, you can check that out here, otherwise feel free to pin this image and come back to it later.  ;)


~FIVE~


I opened a new Instagram account, and I'd love for you to come follow me if you haven't already!  I'm really excited about it!  I've only ever had my personal one but my kids follow it, and so do their friends... so I've always tried to be careful not to embarrass my kids.  Well, now I can just embarrass myself.  ;)
I'm still keeping my personal account for family related stuff, but my new account will be centered around my blog and my daily happenings.  So be sure and go check it out.


Well, that's it for today.  I'm going to go refill my coffee mug and head on over to check out what you all have been up to!

Today I'm linking up with Andrea, Erika & Narci.


Have the best weekend!

XO,



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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Gift Ideas For Your Favorite College Students

I've been thinking of all those high school grads that have went off to college a month ago, and I've been trying to think of something fun to send them.  Well, not all of them... but a couple of my favorites.  ;) My first few ideas were to send baked goods, and maybe a gift card or some cash... which I still think they'd love!  But as I got to thinking about it, I decided to get online and find a few fun ideas that wouldn't break the bank, but at the same time would still be fun.

 So today, I thought I'd share with you a few of the things that I found, in case you've been thinking of a special grad as well.




Whether it be a fun tapestry for their wall, a jewelry tray, or a personalized coffee mug... I think they'd be excited.  Heck, I'd be excited to receive any of these in the mail, and all of these items range in price from $4.99 to $24.99!

I have two girls I'm sending care packages to, and I've decided to go with the mugs for now.  I'm thinking I'll fill it with some candy corn, or something fun like that.   Maybe this Spring, for a fun pick me up, I'll send a new notebook with a gift card to their favorite restaurant.  There are so many different ways that you could mix and match these items, or add in your own.


What is something you'd love to receive if you were back in college?




Feel free to shop the links above.


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XO, 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Friday

Happy Friday Friends!


Today I wanted to share with you a few of my favorites from this week.  Now that we have officially entered Fall, I'm ready to commit 100%... which means, give me all the boots, scarves, hot coffee's and good books.  I may not be sharing all of those today, but you can bet you'll be seeing all of those around here soon.

Okay, onto my favorites...

~ONE~

I ordered this scarf, and it showed up in the mail yesterday.  I love all of the different colors!  One scarf can change up a wardrobe and make for some fun new outfits.

~TWO~


After looking around on Pinterest, I decided that I might just be a Yankee's fan.  I love their hats paired with so many different outfits, and if I'm a Yankee's fan, that means I eventually need to visit NYC, right?!  Yep, I'm a true baseball fan over here.  Ha!  So if you're wanting to become a new fan like myself, you can find this hat, here.



~THREE~



I'm loving this bag!  If I needed another one, I'd definitely be looking at this one.  The price isn't bad, and for a new Fall/Winter bag, I think this one would be a fun!  And how great would it be for a travel/carry on bag!



~FOUR~

Aren't these mugs cute!  Right now they are only $12.49 for the set.  I've had them in my wish list and I've been debating on whether to just add them to my cart.  The price is hard to beat and I think they are fun, cheery little mugs.



~FIVE~

Last night, Dan and I went to a business dinner of his, and I had a hard time trying to figure out what to wear.  Yesterday was the last day of Summer, but it sure didn't feel like Summer in Montana.  We already have snow in the mountains and the temperatures have dropped quite a bit.  I finally grabbed this black dress out of my closet. 
It's a little different than your average, "little black dress" but with it having long sleeves, it kept me a bit warmer.  I'd gotten this dress in my last stitch fix box almost a year ago, and was thankful to finally have a chance to wear it.



The kids are keeping us busy this weekend with sleepovers, a birthday party, and a soccer game.  What are you guys up to this weekend?


Once again I'm linking up with Andrea, Erika & Narci.



I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

XO,