WHAT I LEARNED IN 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Happy Monday friends!

This is going to be somewhat of a lengthy so make sure to grab a snack! 

Phew! 2019 was a heck of a year! Definitely one of the toughest too. I'm sure we've all seen the meme that says "2019 was like but did you die though", that's a pretty good summary of this year lol 

There's 3 life lessons I learned this year, the hard way. 

LIFE IS SHORT

I know you hear it all the time but it is true! In the last week I learned how fast things can change, how fast life can end, and just to enjoy and appreciate every second you have with the people you love. I'll admit I'm not afraid of dying but I'm afraid of losing someone I love. I know it's bound to happen, it's part of the circle of life but I truly don't know if I would be able to get through it. I love my family so much and the older I get the more I realize that my parents and my sister are God sent! I couldn't do this life without them. In my husbands job field the thought always crosses my mind because every single day he's putting his life on the line, it's a thought that I have fought hard to keep in the back of my mind. Love the people around you, appreciate & cherish them. This life is short, you only have one. Work for all the things your heart desires. Work towards your goals, even if they seem crazy to some people. Just remember that life REALLY IS SHORT. 

CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY 

Okay listen! I'm not much of a friend maker okay! I have about 2 real friends and I'm totally fine with that! This year I guess I was feeling a bit wild lol and decided to you know put myself out there and give this whole "make new friends" thing a shot, nope never again! Maybe because im 25 but making friends at this age is idk weird? hard? I personally feel like I've bent over backwards for people and that definitely back fired so there's that. I'm not saying i'm not welcoming new friendships into my life anymore but I'm choosing my "circle" wisely. 

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

I will be talking more in depth about this "topic" in another post but I'm just going to briefly touch on it. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! For the past few years I always felt like I had to fight this depression on my own, that I would be weak if I reached out for help. That I would be considered one of "those" people for taking medication. When I started my fitness journey about 2 years ago, I noticed a HUGE change. Working out really saved my life. I felt great for the next year or so but I slowly began to fall. I'd have days where I picked myself back up and fought through it, but there came a point where I was so close to losing "this" battle. One thing led to another and I finally reached out for professional help. By far the best decision I've ever made. It wasn't easy. BUT my son needs me, my husband needs me, and of course my family does too. 

I know life can get tough, trust me I know, but you have to take care of yourself. I live by this quote, "you can not pour from an empty cup", and girl you just can't! Make time for yourself, even if that means waking up and hour before your kids. Take that hour and have some "me" time, get ready for the day, put on a killer outfit, drink your morning coffee in peace, I mean whatever makes you happy, do it! Start the day off by taking care of yourself! It's something that I'm slowly learning to do but when I do it, my household runs so smoothly, the day runs smoothly I mean it just makes me feel so dang good! 

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I guess you can say "career" wise 2019 wasn't all that bad! I was given great opportunities and overall I'm just grateful for them. Of course I wouldn't be given these opportunities without your support so THANK YOU! Thank you for allowing me into your lives, thank you for supporting my blog! Thank you for shopping through my links and just a big huge THANK YOU! I can't wait to see what 2020 has in store for me! 

2019 was a tough year. Life was tough, if it wasn't for my sister and my husband I wouldn't be here, writing this post right now. But here I am, and I am so thankful! I'm thankful I made through this year. 

Here is to 2020! May God bless us all and may you stay motivated & achieve all your dreams & goals!

I hope you all have a blessed & happy day!

See you next year! 


WINTER OUTFIT! + THE PERFECT COWL NECK SWEATER!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Thank you to Rue 21 for collaborating on this post 







Happy Friday friends!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! 

This week flew by! And let's not talk about the year! Can't believe 2020 is right around the corner. I don't know about anyone else but personally 2019 was not the best year. Career wise it was great! 

I am about to head to the gym and sweat out some of this stress lol I don't think I've mentioned that I'm going to an actual gym while I'm in NC! I know crazy right!? Y'all know I'm all about at home workouts but if we're being honest it's been great just getting out of my comfort zone. Plus I can see why some people get addicted to the gym lol 

Anyway back to fashion. In today's post I'm collaborating with RUE 21 to share this GORGEOUS cowl neck sweater (available here)! It's currently on sale for $14! Insane! I'm wearing a small and fits great! I love that is a cowl neck, y'all know I don't really like turtle necks so this is great.

I paired it with these super high waist jeans (available here) ! And of course my favorite knee high boots (available here). There's only a few sizes left in them. I wear them all the dang time! 

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thank you so much for stopping by & for continuing to support my blog. It truly means the world to me! 

I hope you have a blessed & happy day! 

Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I only share things that I genuinely love and brands that I truly believe in. 


TARGET TRY ON

Monday, December 23, 2019



OUTFIT DETAILS| CREWNECK SHERPA SWEATSHIRT (S) $24

OUTFIT DETAILS: SNAKE SKIN DRESS (S) $25

OUTFIT DETAILS| MOCK NECK MIDI DRESS (XS) $28

Happy Monday friends! 

Mama is up and early today! Of course i'll need about 2 maybe 3 cups of coffee but we're getting things done today! 

My sister and I took a quick trip to Target the other day and I found some great pieces that I wanted to share. When I was in Texas I literally would have dreams about Target trips with my sister! haha It's so crazy how time changes everything. I feel like my sister truly is my bestfriend, and I think being apart this time around is going to be even harder! 

Okay so back to the Try On! 

This sherpa pullover (available here) is SO.DANG.COMFY! Of course it came home with me, it comes in a couple of other colors & is currently on sale for $15! 

Listen! I regret not getting this metallic cami (available here)! And you know what they say, if you regret not buying it, you gotta go back haha, I don't think that's really a saying but you get the idea! I love the color of it! It would be a great piece to wear for New Years! The straps are adjustable as well! 

This sherpa sweatshirt (available here) is definitely out of my comfort zone! I'm not really into cropped things anymore. BUT if cropped is your thing, this is also really cozy! I think it would be perfect to throw on after the gym during the colder months! 

I love this snake skin dress (available here) another great option for New Years! Only downside is that I'm 4'11 so it fits me longer than what it's suppose too lol but I struggle with that all the time! 

Finally this dress (available here)! I did not want to try this on y'all! It was long and again y'all know I'm super short so I thought this was going to be a hot mess on me! haha But my sister convinced me to and I LOVED it! Another piece I regret not buying! I think it paired so good with these knee high boots! Would be a perfect Christmas outfit! 

That is a wrap on today's post! I hope y'all enjoyed! Thank you so much for continuing to support me! It truly means the world to me! 

I hope y'all have a blessed & happy day! & of course a Merry Christmas! 


RUFFLE HEM SKIRT + THE COMFIEST KNEE HIGH BOOTS

Friday, December 6, 2019






Happy Friday friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful week! 

Tomorrow is going to a super busy day! Julian and his class will be singing at the Christmas parade in town and then we have my husbands Christmas party. Then Sunday I need to make sure I'm all packed and ready to go and of course make sure the house is clean! Does anyone else deep clean before they leave on vacation! It's a must for me, I love coming back to a clean house! 

For today's post I'm collaborating with Rue 21 to bring you this cute outfit that's perfect for Fall & Winter! They sent me over this gorgeous floral top similar one is linked (available here)! I decided to pair it with this skirt (available here) it has this adorable ruffle hem! I'm wearing a size small and it fits perfect! I love that that it's somewhat of a high waist! 

I've had these boots (available here) for about two months now and y'all I have worn the heck out of them! They are so comfy and are knee high, so good for us short gals! I also love that they have a pointy toe but not too pointy to poke your eye out haha! 

I absolutely adore this oufit! And I love working with Rue 21, by far the best company I've had the chance to work with! 

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! 

Thank you so much for continuing to support my blog! 

See you Monday! 

Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I only share things that I genuinely love and brands that I truly believe in. 





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