my June & my new cute dress

my June & my new cute dress

Happy Thursday !!

I sure have missed ya’ll.

The only way I know how to describe this month is roller coaster.


Looks something like that.

The kids are out for summer break and I have all of a sudden managed to become mom of the year overnight. If I would let them, they would wear headphones and stare at their ipads all day. Guess what? I’ve let that happen…i’ve even let that happen for more than one day…exactly how many days i’m going to keep to myself 😁  Judge away.

So most of you know our house is on the market. Good times. 🙄 I will say this…I am getting really good at keeping a clean and tidy house . My kids are finally picking up on a few good habits too. When they wake up, they make their beds. YES, i’m serious! When they get something out, they put it back. YES, i’m serious! I don’t even have to tell them to! It’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! So forget the yelling, punishing, even bribing way of trying to teach your kids some good life lessons…just list your house. 😜

Some other things we did this month….

  • We had more than one irrigation leak in the front yard = Soggy mess.
  • We  took a quick road trip (quick as in the amount of time we stayed, not the drive) to close on our house. Hallelujah !! We no longer own a house in Alabama! THAT is a beautiful feeling.
  • We are in the process of purchasing a new home. Had I known the amount of back and forth we would have to do with the lender I would have just invited him to move in for a little while. It’s exhausting. Maybe that way instead of exchanging 1,807 emails and phone calls we could have just knocked it all out in a day or 2 😉  You live and learn. Joking aside, we are excited and very grateful for our new beginning.
  • My mom flew in and spent a week with us. So good for my soul.
  • I turned 37. My husband was out of town and family had gone home so I spent this day with my kids. We shopped, ate lots of unhealthy food, and saw Finding Dory. After that we stayed up late gorging on a giant cookie cake (after we added peanut butter AND Nutella on top of the already there icing).
  • Then there’s been a little packing, boxing, and a gazillion trips to the thrift store drop box.

June has also been full of other highs and lows not only for myself, but my family too. When something happens that you just don’t understand or that you never would have imagined could happen, it consumes your brain…or at least that’s what happened to me. I sat down a handful of times to work on my blog and I just couldn’t clear my head enough to put anything together for you. I even considered stopping it all together.

Last week I met up with a friend that I don’t get to see nearly enough. We only had a short visit but later that night that visit made me realize that I have to get back to doing this. About a year ago my favorite blogger decided to stop writing. She posted about once a week and I always looked forward to it and probably got a little too excited when I would discover something new. That’s the reason I decided to start sharing with you all. I’m not a writer. There are countless errors no doubt. Look, if it wasn’t lunch when I was in school, then I just wasn’t interested. Anyway, my point is I wanted you guys to possibly find something new that you didn’t know was out there or that maybe you had been considering trying …and then be able to enjoy it the way I have. The day I saw my friend she was wearing my favorite flats….and even better, she said she had bought more than one pair 😉  That got me thinking about others that have also found something they love from my blog. I came home and reread some of the messages you guys have sent me while I was taking a break. Ya’ll know I LOVE getting your thoughts and questions, right?. LOVE it.

So yeah, breaks over.

This month will be crazy busy for me so I won’t be able to blog everyday…probably not even every other day some weeks…but no doubt I will get a few out a week. I’ve got several new exciting things to share with you and I know you will love them!

Since you just suffered through a lot of words about my month then I won’t leave you without one good find 😉 It’s the least I can do.😉 I bought this dress last week from Nordstrom. I actually went for something else and just happened to spot this and try it on and what do you know, I love it ♥ That happens a lot.

I’m sharing because it’s on sale!


Socialite High Neck Dress – Nordstrom  $20.40

There are several colors to choose from and some with stripes. The navy blue is what’s on sale. I don’t know about the others but i’m able to wear this without anything under it (yes I wear undies! I’m referring to a slip)  …but it isn’t lined. It’s really light, flowy (forgiving), and has pockets! I wore mine casual with flat sandals. The arm holes are a tad big on me but it still works. Runs large so you will want to size down one size.

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!!


Loft Sale!

Loft Sale!


Happy Wednesday !!

tomorrow tomorrow

Good luck getting that song out of your head for the next few hours 😜

I will be getting back to the blog tomorrow and i’m really looking forward to reconnecting with you all!

Until then, I wanted to share with you what popped up in my inbox this morning.


That’s right 50 % off  EVERYTHING at Loft right now. The entire store is half off. If you are ordering online be sure to enter promo code JULY4TH at checkout. Yes, I know I need to clean up my emails….   Someday, Someday….

Enjoy the rest of your day!


Wonderful Wednesday

Wonderful Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and that is a wonderful thing!

It’s the LAST school night for us! Whoop !

 I can not tell you how much I am looking forward to this summer! It’s looking like it’s going to be a good one  😉

We have a winner for one of my FAVORITE products!! Before we get to that I have to share with you a sale I came across today.

This Old Navy Dress is marked down to $18.00 PLUS you get to take an extra 30% off making it $12.60 !!! THAT is a deal!


Cute, right !?

Enter promo code EXTRA for savings.

I want to thank you all so much for the new follows, likes, shares, and tags! This has been a fun week seeing all of my new followers. I have been able to chat with some of you and it’s been great! It’s been such a hectic week for me and you guys totally helped me get through it. Have I mentioned I love hearing from you?

I’m working on some new things to share with you so be looking out for that soon 🙂

 The winner tonight was chosen from anyone who shared my page, tagged friends, liked and/or commented on a post this week, and of course added your email on the blog.

Congratulations Nikki Franklin !


This is now yours!!  🙂

Thank you for following along!

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday !


Hey there Monday

Hey there Monday

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Can I just say that putting a house on the market is better than any gym visit i’ve ever had. I spent the last 2 days painting, pressure washing, scrubbing any and everything, plus a million other things in between. Too bad I can’t eat right or I might have actually done something good for myself 😩

I’m praying this house goes quickly for many reasons….#1 being my sanity 😉 how-to-keep-your-house-clean

As soon as things settle down for me a little bit I will get more posts out to you during the week! I try to sit down every night (weeknight) to send you a new sale or a new favorite but I have had the hardest time clearing my head with all this going on!!!

Excuses, Excuses right? 🙄

Tonight I just wanted to remind ya’ll about the current giveaway!


2 more days to enter to win!! Trust me, you will 💜 it !!

You know the drill……

Do 1 or do them all. The more you do the more chances you have to win!

  • Enter your email to follow the blog
  • Like my Facebook page
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Tag your friends and/or share

I received a few really sweet messages over the weekend! Always feel free to send me your thoughts or questions, or both! I love hearing from you 😊

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!


What make’s you happy?

What make’s you happy?

It’s Friday!

And it’s not just any Friday…it’s the last Friday of this school year for my kids. Just a few more days and no more crazy rush rush mornings, no more screaming fights before 8:am, and no more alarm clock!!!


You know what else makes me happy??

Those brown boxes the UPS man brings to my front door.

Today’s delivery is AWESOME!

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See !!!! I told you I was going to start trying to be a little more healthy. I think this is a pretty darn good start!

I will update you after I get started and let you know what I think and how it’s working for me 🙂

So let’s just keep this what makes me happy thing going .

Right now i’m getting the house ready to go on the market.  I am working my tail off doing all the things I should have been doing all along like cleaning out closets, scrubbing baseboards, painting…I could go on for another hour. I have zero desire to get all dolled up each day when this is my life right now….I really don’t even want to wash my hair (because you know by now that’s a process).

This powder makes me more than happy!


It works as a dry shampoo (which absorbs oil to make you look like you washed your hair even though you didn’t), and a volumizer. I actually use this on my clean hair the most. Just a little applied to your roots and wah-bam bigger hair 😉 Right now however, it’s being used to make you think I wash my hair everyday when in fact, its been 3 days. That’s right I said it….3 whole days. Trust me i’ve gone 6 so this is no big deal…But before you cringe and gag…I have super dry hair. I technically don’t even have to use this stuff to absorb any oil until 3 or more days. THAT is a blessing.

Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-powder | Sephora $12

Because i’m cleaning so much (without gloves) my already dry hands are pretty much peeling and cracking. If I could be somewhat consistent with keeping them moisturized this wouldn’t be an issue. Consistent and Carrie don’t generally go together. I received this as a sample and really like it. Nothing sticky about it. It goes on light but keeps my hands soft for hours.

 Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream – Josie Maran | Sephora $22


Comes in 5 scents. I may have already told you about it but wanted to share again.

This new eyeliner makes me happy as well. It’s really skinny so it’s perfect on those days when you don’t want to do makeup but you have to put something on your eyes. My lashes are so light it’s scary. I HAVE to put something on them no matter what. This eyeliner gives you a natural look and I love it.


It’s by Maybelline so you can get it pretty much anywhere for $6.99. I chose brown and it’s perfect 🙂

Don’t forget about our giveaway going on right now! I can’t tell you enough how awesome this stuff is!


Make sure you are following the blog by entering your email! For even more chances to win share on facebook and/or Instagram and tag your friends!

Enjoy the rest of your Friday !!!


I love giveaways!

I love giveaways!

Who’s ready for another giveaway?

I love this stuff !!

Tightline by It Cosmetics

They say it’s your eyeliner, primer, and mascara in one. I don’t know about that.

I actually like to use this AFTER I apply my liner and mascara. The wand is really tiny so for me it works by filling in areas that need more volume (which is my lash line). I just press the wand at the base of my lashes and WAH-BAM my lashes double in volume.

Amazing stuff!


Be sure to follow the blog by entering your email !

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday !!


Deals and Diets

Deals and Diets

Happy 1st day of June !

It can not possibly be June already? Bring on sum, sum, summa time .

June is also best known for being my birthday month 😉


↑ it’s true ↑

Another thing I start thinking about every June is the pool and the dredded swimsuit.  Cellulite loves me….I can’t return this love.


If i’m being honest, I eat like complete crap…. All day, everyday.

While I was sitting in the carline at school this afternoon I noticed the girl next to me munching on an apple. Why can’t I bring an apple to carline?


Yesterday was nacho cheese Doritos and Mountain Dew.

I’m going to do better. Who’s with me?!

Let’s talk about Macy’s

Honestly, im not a big Macy’s shopper for one reason…clutter. I don’t know why but pretty much every Macy’s shopping experience has involved digging through piles or racks of unorganized clothes and i’m ADD (it’s true) so I just don’t deal with that too well.

With that said, I can shop online at Macy’s all day long 😉

Right now when you purchase 1 pair of shoes you get 25% off, 2nd pair 30% off, and 3rd pair brings your total to 40% off when you enter code GREAT at checkout. NICE !

This cute Michael Kors jelly can be yours for $45. Or, if you want to buy 3 (comes in 4 colors) you can get all 3 for about $105.


Of course this is just an example… they don’t have to be the same brand to get the discount.

I LOVE crossbody purses.

Love Love Love them. So easy and so comfortable.

I pretty much carry one unless i’m somewhat dressed up.  I have been carrying this one for several months and still love it just as much as I did the day I bought it. I can go from insanly huge to tee tiny and it doesn’t phase me. Weird.

Right now at Macy’s –

Vera Bradley Chain Strap Crossbody for only $31.99


Cute isn’t it?

This Michael Kors Kempton bag is only $48.99 ! (multiple colors)


For the Coach lovers this North/South Swingpack is a cute option. Original price $135…on sale for $75.93.


No code needed for the purses.

Have you heard about Brad’s deals?

If you love a good discount (and who doesn’t) then I suggest getting this app or having emails sent to your inbox. They find the best deals of the day on any and everything. Check it out!

Makeup deal!

Sephora has their Ultra Shine Lip Gloss half off (again) ! $7.00


7 really pretty colors to choose from.

Tomorrow I will have your next giveaway so be on the lookout for that. It’s a really good one!

Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!