Monthly Archives: July 2013

Midweek Randoms

I’m linking up with Megan today for Midweek Randoms

I saw these camera bookshelf decoration thing-y’s at HomeGoods and LOVED them!  They would be so cute in a bookshelf wouldn’t they?

I’m throwing a baby shower for a dear friend in August.  Her colors are gold, mint, and coral.  I’m trying to come up with some fun food and decor ideas.  If you have any please share!!!IMG_20130621_221724 I got a new purse a couple of weeks ago. It’s another Latico Leather purse. I cannot say to you enough how much I love these! The leather is so soft and light. The bag is by far my fave: A crossbody, large enough to fit all my crap, and doesn’t weigh down my shoulder.IMG_20130726_095343 This cute airplane shelf was in Pottery Barn Kids. How cute is this? It’s an airplane! I cannot wait to take Connor to see the new Planes movie coming out in a couple of weeks!IMG_20130727_153958

I finally tried this pre-mixed Starbucks caramel macchiatto. It’s not too bad for a pre-mixed coffee drink. It’s still not as good as the real thing, but if I’m desperate I’ll drink it!IMG_20130723_082945 Mustache post-it’s
Need I say more?D7K_2839 D7K_2800So what’s up with your week? Come on girl and link-up with a sista!!! D7K_2699

Weekend With Friends

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We had a great weekend!  My best friend Sara and her family came to visit from Arkansas.  They took their boys to Lego Land and then we met up with them on Saturday to spend some time together.  We visited the Grapevine Aquarium.  I’ll talk more about that in another post.  It was SO much fun!  Connor is really into the ocean and fish right now.

We ate afterwards at the food court

Here is Connor and LoganIMG_20130727_121407

Then Terence and Connor went home for a nap while Sara and I conquered IKEA.  I love that store, I actually haven’t been in a year or so….but they have new things all the time.  I tried to warn Sara how big it is.  I think when we got in she was overwhelmed with the whole thing.  If you’ve never been to an IKEA then it’s a LOT to take in!  It’s huge and is full of everything you could think of for a home.  The kids area is my favorite.IMG_20130727_131132

After IKEA we headed to Stonebriar Mall.  There was this crazy restaurant in the middle of the mall where all the food comes out on conveyer belts.  It’s called Wasabi Sushi.  We passed it and I just had to take a picture because it reminded me of something out of the future.

We also visited a favorite store of mine called Love Sac.  I just ADORE these humongous bean bags.  They are so comfortable you can just fall into them and curl up for hours.IMG_20130727_155711Later that night Terence’s sister came over to babysit so we could have a double date.  We ate at The Cheesecake Factory.  We ate ourselves silly and reminisced about old times.  We had a great visit….then we had to wheel ourselves out to the parking lot we were so full!

Sara + Thomas

Terence + MeIMG_20130727_202105

My favorite find at IKEA is the awesome TV tray for Connor.

It was $7!!!! Score! IMG_20130728_121519


King of the Grill #kidsgrill #LittleTikes


Connor wants to be just like his Daddy.  Terence grills a lot during the summer months and Connor loves watching him cook outside.  He wants to be involved in everything we do.  We recently got a Little Tikes Backyard kids grill set for Connor to play with.  Now he can be just like his Daddy!  He loves grilling and he’s already made us a hot dog at least 10 times a day this week!  The grill also makes sounds and has lighting to give it the effect of real grilling.  He is having so much fun with this new toy.


Pizza & Hot Dogs

A 3 year old’s staple foodsD7K_2849 D7K_2851

I put this together, which says a lot.  I’m not handy at all, but I had this kids grill ready to play with in about 8-10 minutes.
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Thank you Little Tikes for our new BBQ kids grill!  We love it and are so thankful to have such a fun new toy!

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Hungry for Breakfast? Bacon Anyone?


The other day I stopped by my fave Seattle’s Best Coffee and picked up a new bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich.  It was delish!

Warm, cheesy, egg, BACON-Y goodness!

These little red gems are popping up all over Texas and I couldn’t be more excited about it.



So many combos to choose from all under $5 bucksIMG_20130719_114452

I got a birthday cake latte.  It’s topped with sprinkles and is SOOOOO good!

You must try this delicious treat 🙂


If you haven’t visited one of the new Seattle’s Best Texas locations you need to do so STAT.

To find locations go HERE



Don’t forget the BACON.

What’s in MY Bag? #DrSmiths #Giveaway

I’ve done a few fun “What’s in MY Bag” posts before….but this one is super fun because it involves one of my favorite brands and a giveaway too!  So, I’ll show you what I carry with me on a daily basis now, and I’ll also show you what I recommend carrying if you are a new Mom as well.

My bag currently:


  • Phone
  • Sunglasses
  • Anti-bacterial wipes/Lens wipes/Shout stain wipes
  • Spank stick
  • Phone
  • Keys
  • Card zipper case
  • Mints
  • Medicine
  • MayBooks Day Planner
  • $$$
  • Colored pens
  • Ponytail bands
  • Concealer & Lip gloss

That’s what I have in my bag right now.  Connor is 3 years old and he now carries most of his necessities in his own backpack, which is awesome!  He keeps Pull-Ups, extra underwear, extra clothes, socks, Dr. Smith’s Diaper Ointment, and some toys.

Below is what I would recommend to the new Mom wondering what to carry in her diaper bag:

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These are some of my favorite things and also things that I carried when Connor was a young baby….


Connor has always had a sensitive hiney and it flared up a lot when he was a baby.  Especially when he was sick.  I still use Dr. Smith’s Diaper Ointment on him to this day.  When he’s sick and has potty “issues” he still gets a rash.  He also has splash day at school on Friday’s and his hiney flares up if he’s wet for too long in a swimsuit as well.  Nothing has worked better for us than Dr. Smith’s.  I kid you not, nothing…..

If you are a Mom of a young child or expecting your first baby I highly recommend Dr. Smith’s Diaper Ointment.  The quality and customer service is beyond compare.  You must try it so you can experience the magic it works on diaper rash.

Dr. Smith’s is now available nationwide at Walgreens.  You can find the nearest retailer to you HERE.  Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment® is now at more than 10,000 new retail locations including Walgreens, grocers and supercenters nationwide!product_montage

 If you would love to win some Dr. Smith’s answer the question below:

 “What is your number one must-have item for your bag?” 

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