Valentines Day Gift Guide For Her

Valentine's Day Guide Guide for Her

 

Believe it or not, Valentines Day is right around the corner! I thought it would be fun to round up a few of my favorite things that are on my Valentines Day list this year! Honestly, Brian and I have never been big gift givers. We’re terrible at keeping secrets from each other and usually end up either spilling the beans or buying our own gifts (Is it technically still a gift if you buy it for yourself?!).

This years list is a mix of practical everyday needs and luxury must haves. From my favorite moisturizer to delicate diamonds, this list has a little something for everyone!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her 

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Hello, 2018!

2018. The year of fulfillment.

Day Designers, Stella & Dot, Planner, 2018

Do you all make New Year’s Resolutions? Normally, my answer would be no. And I think that steams from years of making resolutions like “Eat healthy. Loose 10 pounds. Be a better Mom. Be Present. Grow my business. The end.” See why that hasn’t really worked in the past? I seriously pull random thoughts of of the sky that I would LOVE to do, but there is no ‘why’ behind them. Yes, I would love to eat well and be a better Mom, but with out action, it’s pointless to say. That’s why I’m not big on resolutions. For me, there is no follow through. No finish line. No fulfillment.

A fun thing happened to me in 2017. I think I may have hit my breaking point (that doesn’t sound fun, but stick with me!). For those of you don’t know me personally- I’m a wife, a mom of 2 (one in elementary and one in preschool 3 days a week), the caretaker of my family and I run two businesses from my home. At any given point, I felt like I was being pulled in 6 different directions. Some days I felt so overwhelmed that I couldn’t even pinpoint the things that were weighing on me, I just felt like I was drowning. Everything felt like it was spinning out of control, I just needed everything to stop just so I could catch a breath and get on top of it all again. I doubt many of you noticed, because I’m pretty good at pretending like I have everything together (something I plan to work on in 2018).

In October on a whim I finally gave in to my kids weekly request to go to the library after school (taking a 5 year old boy to a place where quiet is the #1 rule, seemed like a mountain I didn’t want to climb). That day, we checked out books, we all survived, and we went back the next week. And then the next and the next. That’s when I started picking up books for myself; Lies Women Believe; And The Truth That Sets Them Free, Present Over Perfect, Make It Happen, Of Mess and Moxie, Grace not Perfection. And things started to change. Slowly, but I could feel it happening. Over the last few months I have been implementing small things and changing the way I do everyday tasks so that I can figure out how to feel like myself again. Funny how that trip to the library was exactly what I needed to find calm and simplicity in our life.

My saving grace during the last few months of 2017; fulfillment. I did it, I fulfilled what I said I would do. I read books that would encourage me right where I was. I prayed specifically for grace and patience (sometimes hourly). I put my words and plans into action. That is one HUGE thing that I have lacked over the past few years. I will be the first to admit that I’m really good at making goals for myself, but when it comes to seeing those things come to fruition, my follow through has been pretty weak. Which is why I’ve never been huge on making resolutions.

…until now. And that, one way or another, brings us to my resolutions and my word for 2018;

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Fall Sweater Round Up

Fall Sweaters, Fall Style

 

Is there anything better than pulling on your favorite cozy sweater and stepping out into the crisp, Fall air? If you’re asking me, the answer will always be no. I absolutely love when the seasons change and the cold air moves in. There is nothing better. Since I’ve been soaking up all this Fall weather, I have also been on a serious sweater kick lately and Im not apologizing! I thought it would be fun to round up a few of my favorite sweaters for you all! 

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Wearing Coral For Fall

Coral Sweater, Nordstrom, Statement Sleeve, Fall Style

I picked this sweater up at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago and have probably worn it once a week since then! It is so soft, the color is amazing and I can’t say no to a statement sleeve! I wore this outfit to church and after lunch had Brian snap a few photos of me so I could share it here. It is a must for all of us! It comes in 4 colors and is under $30! Praise hands! I’ve styled it so many ways, since purchasing.

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The Perfect Fall Jacket

Fall Style, Jacket, Suede, Stella & Dot

It finally feels like Fall here in Oklahoma and I’m welcoming these cooler temps with open arms! Honestly, our weather is still like a roller coaster! Its freezing in the mornings and warm in the afternoon. It makes it impossible to really get dressed for the day without loading up on layers as you walk out the door! Thats why I am filling my closet with chic jackets and sweaters that I can wear everyday (until I have to peel off that layer because its so warm!)!

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Styling An Embroidered Blouse

Styling An Embroidered Blouse, BB Dakota, Fall Style, Cactus

These cooler mornings have been the best excuse to pull out my favorite booties and have fun with some new Fall looks! It’s still not totally feeling like Fall here {hello, todays high of 85!), but we’re getting so close! For me, it’s all about layering! In Oklahoma layering is a MUST at this time of year. Our mornings are so cool and our afternoons are still SO hot! I LOVE this blouse from Beau & Arrow for layering.

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