Happy 2016! Friday Favorites

Hello, (Cue Adele) and HAPPY 2016!!! Cannot believe a new year is upon is. How did that even happen?! The last time I checked (like a year ago), I was racing around my house, sweating (thank you hormones) trying to squeeze in a 30 second shower, hoping my precious baby wasn’t screaming, and if I was lucky I’d manage to brush my teeth. A:Gross. B: Don’t Judge Me. You’ve been there too, I know it. {Sidenote: my friends with 2 and 3 kids would laugh in my face at my single kid problems, but hey, the new Mom struggle is REAL) Happy to say we have made huge gains since this little chunk was a month old. She is now a seriously happy, walking all over the place, into everything, loving, and VERY aware one year old. Bless it!

Because I know you have all of those Christmas Gift Cards locked and loaded I decided to save my favorite things (gifts) until after Christmas. Game on.



katespade glitter earrings

Kate Spade Glitter Earrings (pink sold out, similar here)

kendrascott iridescent


Kendra Scott Iridescent Drusy Studs (Iridescent sold out but I LOVE these; Platinum Drusy)


paris bracelet

My Mom got me this bracelet and I love it! Perfect for layering with all of my other bracelets, gold, silver, you name it.

The Paris Bracelet (in pinky beige) : available at Nordstrom.

3 – VEST

athleta vest

Love my new Athleta fleece vest. Total Score. Find it here, and if they don’t have your size, I saw similar ones at Saint Bernard Sports when I was there the other day.


gap leggings

I’ve posted about these before, but they are by far my FAVORITE comfy leggings (from Gap). I gifted these to my girlfriends at our annual Favorite Things Party and they were swooning (right girls?!). As a size reference, I got a small and they fit perfect. Not too tight, like perfectly perfect, with room to breath.

5 – My favorite Sweatshirtpenelope house

Hands down the softest sweatshirt I own. It’s the first thing I put on after I shower at night, no lie. And just in case you were wondering about WHAT it all means…

The Penelope House project is a fundraising campaign that was created to help put a stop to domestic violence.  Its founder, Marcy Simmons (a UP Mom), has designed a collection of clothing with meaningful messages of giving hope and peace on earth to these victims.  

With every product purchased, 100% of the profits are donated to The Penelope House, a battered women’s shelter in Mobile, Alabama. The Penelope House helps victims of domestic violence and their children by providing them with a safe place to stay. 

Please join The Penelope House Project today by giving hope one tee at a time. Get your amazingly soft threads here! As a size reference, I have a medium and it fits very comfortably. 



THIS. I have to admit I’m not a big “products” gal. Confession: I use Aveeno face wash and coconut oil on my face at night. Gasp. I’m working on this area of my “life” as I do realize my skin is everything. A friend and Mom at school gave me this body scrub for Christmas and OH-MY-GOSH I couldn’t believe how soft my skin was immediately after I used it. What?! Seriously. If you want to try it, you can grab some here. Pretty sure you will NOT be disappointed. I’m dying to try the other products. Ah-hem, Tracy. 🙂


And in case you were wondering what we did all of December, here you go. I know, I haven’t blogged all month. I get it. I’ll try and do better!


MP and Famous Northpark Santa, Check! Cried on Cue, check! Maybe next year you’ll smile baby doll.{I was secretly excited we got this action shot, but don’t tell her that!}


Huey’s Annual Ugly Sweater Party. That folks is a bonified Squatty Potty. Not sure what that is, go ahead and google it. Josh won it for being the “best dressed”. Bam.


Our cousins came in from Atlanta and Vermont for John’s wedding. It was the first time we’ve gotten all of the kiddos together. Will definitely treasure this picture.

Our little brother got married. Sigh. But we had SO much fun at the wedding and absolutely adore our new sister in law.

Christmas 2015 was very good to us. We celebrated Christmas Day at my parents in Bellville.


After all the festivities, sister was plumb worn out. Sweet girl never falls asleep on me so I took full advantage. Bless her heart. Sweetness overload.


Cheers to you and yours as we enter a new year. I know that each year presents it’s challenges, and it’s ups and downs, and my prayer is that I can continue to face them with the help of the good Lord by my side.

Happy 2016!!! Next stop Aspen…JV and I are sneaking off baby free next week (Thanks Memmy and Coach)!  Whoop!




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