Holiday Lookbook – Thrifted Outfits

Hello my beauties! I can’t believe it, Christmas is this weekend! This year has been a hell of a year, am I right?! All of the tragedies and the celebrities who’ve passed…it’s just been on hit after another all year and I for one am looking forward to 2017 being better for everyone.

So I know I’ve shared very few fashion posts on this here blog, but I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone and do things that scare me, so in that vein, I’m sharing a fashion post today! I recently did a YouTube collab with a few other ladies from the YouTube Mommy MeetUp group on Facebook, it was a Holiday Look Book, 3 thrifted *or partly thrifted outfits. So, I’m sharing the outfits I pulled together with items I found at a few of my local Goodwill stores.

Outfit number one

Holiday Look Book - Thrifted Edition Look One

Look One – Shirt and Jeans from Goodwill

Outfit number two

Holiday Look Book - Thrifted Edition Look Two

Holiday Look Book – Thrifted Edition, Look Two Top and Leggings from Goodwill

Outfit number three

Holiday Look Book - Thrifted Edition Look Three

Holiday Look Book – Thrifted Edition Look Three jeans and top from Goodwill

And just cuz I feel like sharing, here is the actual look book I did on YouTube šŸ˜‰ I hope y’all like it!

Merry Christmas VLOG

Oh Em Gee you guys! I am finally ready to do do my first VLOG! It’s not fantastic. It’s not very long. I’m super nervous. But it is what it is. Enjoy!

I won’t be posting again til after Christmas so I want to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful holiday doing things that make you happy!

Hair Makeovers

Happy Saturday lovelies!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend so far, do y’all have big plans for Easter tomorrow? We are just doing a low-key Easter. Egg hunt, brunch and visiting with my parents. Unfortunately my hubby has to work, but such is life when you are in emergency medical services.

So remember a week or so ago when I posted that I was thinking about getting a new hairdo? Well, I finally did it! Yesterday I decided I’d had enough. It is getting warm here and its only going to get worse which means instead of wearing my hair down and doing something pretty with it, it will be time to wear it up in buns and ponies all summer and that’s not cute day after day. I decided to chop it all off and so far, I’m loving it!



I had her put in a couple of long layers at the bottom to give me some body. I haven’t played with it too much yet but I think its going to be really good for summertime.

When I mentioned to hubby that I was cutting my hair yesterday my daughter decided she wanted her hair cut too. I’m not one of those moms who decides how her child will wear her hair now that she’s old enough she can make the decision (within reason of course). So she said she wanted her hair in a stacked bob so I said ok. First off, I love this cut on her, she has had it before and its flippin adorable on her.



We are both loving the new hair so far…but I know myself enough to know that it won’t last and I will probably start complaining that I want it long again before too long! haha

Have a great weekend and a very Happy Easter! xoxo

Christmas Part 2

In my family, we have a couple of hero’s…you probably know them as firefighters or emt’s. People in EMS, you know the people who rush to save other people whether it be from a burning building or who’ve been in a serious accident or seriously ill. Both my hubby and my baby brother are EMT’s/Firefighters. This means that they are usually working on the major holidays so we have had to adjust our family rituals of when we celebrate holidays. Luckily if they work the major holidays one year, they usually get them off the next year. This year happened to be the year they had most of them off. My hubby did have to work on Christmas Eve which to me is just as important for family traditions as Christmas Day. Fortunately the ER wasn’t busy and they were fully staffed which means if anyone was working on OT (which Hubby was) they get sent home first if they don’t need them. So hubby was sent home around 430 on Christmas Eve, hooray!

I woke up Christmas Eve morning to a snuggly 7 year old in my bed…

We always let Hannah open her pair of Christmas jammie’s on Christmas Eve before we go out and look at Christmas lights. This year she got Hello Kitty footy jammie’s! Too cute.

We stop by a QT and get some hot cocoa…And then we are off to search the Valley for the biggest and best Christmas lights displays! We found quite a few this year…

Hannah and Summer all snuggly

They really do love each other ā™„

Summer ā™„’s her new bed, that was her Christmas present!

Christmas Eve nacho’s, rum and pepsi and White Christmas on the TV!

Finally, the tree all lit up and present all wrapped and under the tree. Time for Mama and Daddy to go to bed…

Holy Christmas Nuts

We are less than 2 weeks away from Christmas! Are you all ready? All the presents bought? Wrapped? Christmas meal planned? Cards sent out? Outfits planned for holiday parties?

If you answered yes to all of these questions you are way more on top of things than I am! I have a couple of gifts left to buy, but what I have already bought is wrapped and under the tree…well of course except the gifts from Santa!

All of the Christmas day food is planned out. We are doing brunch in the morning with all of my family coming to our house. I am looking forward to that! Later that afternoon/evening we will have a sit down turkey dinner with all of the fixin’s.

I have designed my Christmas cards, but have yet to print them! ACK!! I am so behind!

We are pretty casual people but on the holidays I like to have everyone a little more fancy…I have no idea why I just do! I would love to wear this for our Christmas dinner

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Or something like this…

How does your family do it up for the Holidays? I’d love to hear what your traditions are for this most festive time of year!

Well, Hello December!

Wow, November seems like it really went by fast and now here we are already into December!

I love late fall and winter in Phoenix…see I don’t have to worry about snow and really REALLY cold temps, so generally we get to do things outside and have lots of bonfires. So in honor of the cooler temps FINALLY making their way to Phoenix here is my list of my favorite things to do at this time of year!

Drink lots of hot chocolate!

Have lots and lots of bonfires with friends

Source: via Sam on Pinterest

Drive around and look at Christmas lights all over Phoenix with the family…while we drink hot chocolate!

Pick out 2-3 Angel Tree gifts with Princess to help her understand Christmas is not just about receiving gifts, but more importantly about GIVING them

Have a wrapping party to wrap Christmas gifts with friends

Get the women in the family together to bake holiday treats like fudge and cookies!

Cooking big meals and hosting lots of parties

Bundling up with the whole family in bed to watch holiday movies and snuggle

Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

And finally, ringing in the New Year with a kiss from my Handsome Hubby ā™„

The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer…

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

We watch Christmas movies all year long…don’t judge, we just love Christmas! So I thought that now that we are so close to Christmas I would share my top 5 Christmas movies! If you haven’t seen any of these you are missing out, go run to Target and grab them up!!

Source: via Grace on Pinterest

Elf is by far my favorite Christmas movie, it never ceases to put me in a good mood. I mean, how can you be in a bad mood with Buddy the Elf?!

Source: via Joanna on Pinterest

Oh my gosh, The Holiday. I could watch this movie over and over and over. And yes, I may have watched this movie every single night while waiting for Hubby to get off work when he worked mid-shift.

Source: via Cheryl on Pinterest

Oh White Christmas, how can you have a favorite list of Christmas movies and not include White Christmas? ā™„

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

The Santa Clause! This was the very first movie we ever took Princess to in the theater. We love all three movies, but I gotta say Jack Frost annoys me with his naughty behavior! haha

Source: via Nicole on Pinterest

The Polar Express just makes me want to snuggle up with my baby girl and drink hot chocolate while we watch.

Hubby and I love the Home Alone movies but we haven’t let Princess watch them yet. Maybe next year so for now, Hubby and I watch these after Princess goes to bed.

What are your favorite holiday movies? Leave me a comment with your favorites, I’m always looking for great movies!


Divalicious Christmas Cards from Shutterfly!

Here we are again, can you believe it? Just a few short weeks before Christmas? How does that happen so fast! If you are like me, I can’t wait to start breaking out the Christmas decor and watching Christmas movies and drinking hot cocoa (with a dollop of whip cream on top!). Soon I get all wrapped up in decorating the house with festive Red and Green and before I know it, I am hurrying to get Christmas cards ordered!

Well, this year I am ahead of the game thanks to Shutterfly and their amazing selection of holiday cards! They have so many different styles to choose from it was hard to narrow it down to even a top 10, but I have finally narrowed it down to a top 5! I have gotten prints from Shutterfly in the past and have always been pleased with the quality and prices so I am excited to get holiday cards from them for the first time this year. So, tell me what you think of these designs and while you are at it, why not head over to their website and check out all the different options they have available.

Here is one of my top 5, I adore the chocolate brown in this card and the three different blocks for different images.


My second favorite is this swirly design, it looks so girly to me and I love it.

I love this one for the fun feel to it with the string of lights and different fonts and colors.

I love the simplicity of this one with just the hanging ornaments.

And, last but not least in my top 5 favorites!

I love the colors and elegance of this one.

So, which one is your favorite?

Oh and did I forget to mention, Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly, follow !

*All opinions are solely my own, I am receiving 50 free holiday cards in exchange for my thoughts.