My Weekend Sale Pics

My Weekend Sale Pics

Wow! What a whirlwind of a weekend. So much to do in so little time. My weekend in review!

Friday – Home Tour, after-party, late lunch, play date, dinner, kids to bed, moms night out until 3am!

Needless to say, I was whipped and had to start all over again for Saturday!

Saturday – Shop for last minute birthday party items, finish the cake for the party, set-up the party, head home and settle the kids, spa event and facial, home, put kids to bed, binge watch Christmas movies on Netflix!

OMG! You don’t know how much of a treat it was to watch TV. I never watch it anymore because we are so busy with school, activities, and work. When it is on it is normally Disney Jr or a football game. Haha! I was just telling a girfriend the other day how my DVR just keeps recycling my shows. So sad….Oh well!

Today – wake-up, clean and mop downstairs before the kids woke up, make breakfast, quick photo shoot, head to the Rustic for a show, home, tidy up, head to HP Village for a carriage ride through the neighborhood, dinner, home, bathe the kids, shower, and relax in bed.

Thank goodness everyone conked out in record time. A reprieve =) Crazy weekend, but a ton of fun.

Did you have a busy weekend? What was the highlight of your weekend?

My looks this weekend consisted of a lot of jackets and sweaters. Two jackets were on major sale and so were some of the shoes! All great looks to carry you through the season. You can dress them up or down, which is a major bonus as holiday parties are HERE!

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My Week in a Day

My Week in a Day

 

This week has been fast and furious. Really the past month has been crazy, but life is still good.

One of the boards I am on is hosting our biggest fundraiser tomorrow to raise money for the schools. We are so excited and are so proud of the work our committee has done to get us here. Our President has done a phenomenal job leading and ensuring the success of the organization. So grateful to work with men and women that are driven and team players!

Who doesn’t love a home tour? They are the best for design inspiration and networking. We showcase four homes in our local community and are very appreciative of the families that allow us in their homes. 19 years and counting!

Meetings, last minute items, checking off those action items, and supporting where needed make up my role for the week. I am your minion, tell me where to go =)

That said, I know I have been radio silent since cyber Monday, but I am back on it and will be more prompt in sharing some of my great finds and tips with you. In the meantime, you can always shop my looks on LIKEtoKNOW.it or in my Shop tab!

I am sharing six different looks with you. They are all great pieces that will take you through the seasons. Denim, athleisure, bell sleeves, layers, boho dress, and amazing shoes. A variety of affordable and stylish pieces. Thank you very much. A couple of items are still on sale from this past weekend so be sure to check them out.

Wish us luck tomorrow and I hope your Friday is wonderful!

xo!

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Gift Guide for Her

Gift Guide for Her

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Christmas has indeed taken over the rest of the year. Not that I am complaining. Our decor has started to go up inside the house so that we have time to enjoy the twinkling lights and keepsakes from years past. Every year I tell myself to start shopping early in the year for gifts, but that never happens. If we want something we will go buy it (most of the time).

As the countdown begins, I will be sharing gift guides with you each week to help you kick-off the holiday shopping season. If you have any questions or suggestions send them my way. I would love to get your input and share it with my all! If I miss a notable sale let me know too! Thank you – xo!

You know my twins are about to be six and now that they are writing I had them build their own list. The girls told me theirs too. I know my mom and dad and hubby will ask what I want so I curated a little list of items that I would not mind showing up under the tree. Thank you Santa! You are never to old to believe!

I shared some of my finds with you today. From kitchen, to home, to beauty, to clothes I shared a little of everything.

You can shop all of these items by simply clicking on the image!
xo,
Vanessa

Lace Up Bell Sleeve

Lace Up Bell Sleeve

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So, I have a little secret to confess. I love sweets! I have the biggest sweet tooth and could eat, bake, and smell deliciousness 24/7. That said, I am a little worried about the holiday season and staying on my A-game. Funny story – when we were stationed in Colorado my husband said, “Let’s not buy any bad food and stick to clean eating.” My response, “Sounds like a plan, but I can make everything from scratch.” OOPS! What are some of your tips for sticking to a healthy lifestyle regimen?

One thing I do is incorporate exercise into my daily routine. I must admit that between the kids being in school and activities and my job at Texas Madre and running the house this is becoming harder to maintain. To guarantee I get some cardio and weight training in my day I utilize at home streaming workouts. Some of my favorites are Fitness Blender and I recently joined Beachbody for their on demand workouts.

I also keep minimal groceries in the house. I try to shop for my week and use that food for our meals. The only excess food that I have is for snacks for the kids school and lunch. I don’t want to be left in a lurch if they want to pack their lunch or need fuel.

To minimize my want for sweets I try to keep fruit on hand. This is a great supplement that tastes just as great. Another trick would be to freeze your fruit. You can blend some of it up as an ice cream(ish) type dish or change the texture for the treat.

I drink a ton of water a day. I always have a straw in my cup. This allows me easy access and helps me consume more. The more water you intake the better you will feel, your skin will look great, you will feel full, etc.

Write down what you eat and what activities you do. There are a ton of free apps that will assist you here. Use them. This provides accountability and will keep you on track.

That about ties it up. Ha! Yes, pun intended.

On to the outfit. Don’t you love this lace up bell sleeve top. The velvet ribbon is a dramatic flare that stands out against the color of the sweater. It is from Nordstrom and is so comfy. I really like that it can be dressed up and down too. The color is a popular fall color and it is only $55. That is a great price for such a fun top.

The outfit stands out with the contrasting colors. Black on the bottom with splashes of color up top. The accessories complement the style and give it the needed flare. Guys, if you ever want to splurge on designer bags you cannot go wrong with Louis. He is my bud! This bag is simply the best.

I just hit my wall. I am off to get my beauty sleep. Until next time my friends!

xo,

V

 

Colorful Stripes

Colorful Stripes

Recently I swooned over an IG post from a fellow fashion blogger. Want to know what the photo was…An adorable striped turtleneck topped off with a beanie while out in the snow. Jealous was my first thought. It is so not fair that they have cold weather and Texas is still reaching the 90s. Oh well. My next thought was how sweet and perfect the moment was that the photographer captured.

That post inspired me to go out and find some tops that featured stripe work. The more color the better. I found a contender friends. This top is from Old Navy. It is lightweight and the stripes consist of five cheerful colors. It is a solid piece that can be worn alone or layered easily.

Today I wore it with my ripped jeans and long cardigan. This navy cardigan is so cozy and adds depth to the look. I added a light color boot which happens to be on repeat a lot this season. The color is perfect. The whole outfit is finished off with simple accessories – pearls, watch, and a small clutch.

You can easily achieve this look. It is affordable, chic, and totally on trend.

Have fun shopping and recreating this look. As I find more striped tops I will share with me with you all!

xo,

Vanessa

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Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty


How often do you take time to just sit and relax? For me the answer is easy…not very often.

I told my mom the other day that she did not warn me that once the kids were in school I really would not have any time. Don’t get me wrong, I run errands, but there is never enough time to do what I really need to do. Schedules are crazy and that is a given with four kids. I want them to experience everything so I am willing to put myself last.

How do you go about finding time for yourself? What do you like to do?

I am thinking I am going to get a massage. I am also going to book a girls trip. When plans are made it is easier to keep that commitment. NYC or Miami????

Our trip today is a much needed time out. Granted it is a quick turn, but it will be nice to be with my man and not have outside distractions. Even being able to sleep without the kiddos raiding the room at 3am will be amazing. Haha! It’s the little things people.

May your day and weekend be restful. May you find time for yourself even if it is 5 minutes to recharge.

Happy Friday!

xo,

Vanessa

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