Cyber Monday

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DRESS: Sold out / Similar

VEST: Sold out /  Similar

BLACK BOOTIES: Sold outSimilar

FRINGE BOOTIES: Sold out / Similar

BLACK BOOTS: Sold out/ Similar

TAUPE BOOTS: Sold out / Similar

NECKLACE: Kendra Scott

BLACK HAT: Charlotte Russe

TAN HAT: Sold out / Similar


 

Cyber Monday is officially here and I’m excited to share some of my favorite sales currently going on! This dress is from Dottie Couture and is unfortunately sold out. They are having a site-wide 30% off sale today using the code “bigsale” and still have a TON of other cute dress options. Dottie also has a ‘sale’ tab with many cute items already marked down and you can also apply the code to those items for an additional discount. I linked a similar Olive dress that is really cute and pictured a couple different ways you can dress it up! The hat and boots are both from Charlotte Russe, which is having a site wide 40% off sale today! Express is having a 50% of site wide sale as well!

Below are a few of my other favorite Cyber Monday deals going on. Getting your shopping on and happy Monday! 🙂

Target = 15% off site wide

Forever 21 = 21% off $21 or more purchase using code “cyber21”

Kendra Scott = 15% off site wide

Lulus = 40% off site wide using code “40monday”

Water Gate Salad

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WHAT YOU NEED:

1 box of pistachio jello

1 20 oz can crushed pineapple

1 8oz cool whip


STEP 1: Pour jello packet into large bowl

STEP 2: Mix in crushed pineapples

STEP 3: Mix in cool whip

STEP 4: Sit in fridge over night

Enjoy cold! 🙂


This recipe has been made every holiday in my family since the ’70s! We usually just call it “green stuff” and it is so DELICIOUS!! Unfortunately, I refused to eat this until about 4 years ago because of the way it looked. I thought it was such a strange looking dessert and since I used to be quite of a picky eater, I wouldn’t even try a bite! Trust me this dessert sounds/looks weird but it is definitely worth trying. It is always a huge hit in our household and goes perfectly with the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner! 🙂

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Loving Leatherette Leggings Pt. 2

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SWEATER: Forever 21 *on sale for less than $10!*

LEGGINGS: Sold out / Similar

HAT: Charlotte Russe

NECKLACE: Kendra Scott

SCARF: H&M

BOOTIES: Sold out / Similar


For Part 2 of “Loving Leatherette Leggings,” I paired them with a sweater from Forever 21 that is currently on sale for less than $10! If you want your sweater to fit loose like mine, make sure you order 2 sizes up. These leggings are perfect to add a little sass to the sweater. You can also add a scarf for the really chilly nights. This is outfit is super easy to put together and extremely comfy.

I got the other pair of shoes I’m wearing from Bakers Shoes 3 years ago. They don’t sell them anymore, but I linked all of their dress booties that they are currently selling. Bakers can be a little more on the pricey side, but the quality is amazing and they will last for years. Make sure to check back tomorrow for the next part of “Loving Leatherette Leggings!” If you missed part 1 either keep scrolling or click here! 🙂

Have a happy Thursday!

Rib Knit Dress with Pockets

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DRESS: Dottie Couture

FRINGE BOOTIES: Sold out / Similar

NECKLACE: Kendra Scott

BLACK BOOTS: Charlotte Russe

TAUPE BOOTS: Sold out / Similar / Similar


We celebrated my brother’s birthday last night and I wore one of my new dresses from Dottie Couture. This dress is SO comfy and has one of my most favorite things… pockets! I absolutely love anything with pockets. I pictured 3 different ways you can wear this dress. Last night I wore it last with black boots and my black leather jacket because it was a little chilly! The taupe boots are from Charlotte Russe and I got them in-store not too long ago. I can’t find them on their website, but a store near you might still have them! 🙂

I’ve mentioned Dottie Couture in a couple of other posts, but seriously, this boutique is so awesome and I have to mention them again! I pretty much do the majority of my online shopping with them and have never once had a single hiccup. I even put the wrong shipping address on an order and they had it fixed within 5 minutes with a simple phone call. The girl on the phone was really sweet and super helpful too! I have moved a lot throughout the years so my shipping address is always changing. I have put the wrong address on a couple of different orders from other online stores and it was a HUGE hassle to track down and get my packages. It was nearly impossible to get in contact with some of these stores and the only point of contact was by email. Not a fun experience to say the least. Also, Dottie always has fast and free shipping within the U.S. and they always send tracking updates.

Here are a few of my favorite new arrivals from Dottie:

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Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Give Thanks DIY Project

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WHAT YOU NEED:

1 long wooden plank

white paint

orange paint

brown paint

large sentinel letters

medium sentinel letters

sand paper

round paint brushes

medium paint brush- I used this one

thin paint brush


This project is really easy and turns out super cute! I got this piece of wood in the ‘sale’ section next to the wood cutter at Lowe’s. At the time I had no idea what I was going to use it for, but it was so cheap that I couldn’t pass it up. Thanksgiving has always been on of my favorite holidays, so when I realized I didn’t have a decoration for the front porch, I decided to make something. For me personally, I love arts and crafts and making things on my own versus buying something at the store. For this project, I got to spend some time with my pups on the porch on a perfect fall day; for me the definition of perfection! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


STEP 1: Sand down wooden plank

STEP 2: Paint board white with medium brush – 2 light layers to get the distressed look

STEP 3: Use medium stencils to spell out the word “GIVE” and paint with round brush (dabbing gets the job done the cleanest when using stencils)

STEP 4: Use large stencils to spell out word “THANKS” again using round brush

STEP 5: Once completely dry, use small brush to touch up any areas

STEP 6: Sand edges of the board to complete the distressed look


Mad for Plaid at The Pearl

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DRESS: Sold out / Similar

VEST: Dottie Couture

BOOTS: Charlotte Russe

HAT: Charlotte Russe

BOOT SOCKS: Target


I am definitely mad for plaid this fall! After we shot this outfit, we decided to go check out the Pearl Brewery Farmer’s Market. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly suggest you do! It was our first time going and it was the perfect little day date. We assumed that because it is a farmer’s market, pets wouldn’t be allowed, but when we got there several people had their dogs.  The market has a bunch of different vendors, live music, and delicious fresh food and drinks. I got a blueberry lemon filled coffee cake ring, as well as a freshly squeezed lemonade, and it was amazing. Tyler got a chicken florentine crepe that we split. It was a perfect, cool morning, but it started to heat up as noon approached so I decided not to wear the hat or vest.

The dress is sold out, but Dottie has a similar dress that comes with a belt AND it’s on sale! Who doesn’t love a sale?! The dress is originally $56 and is on sale for $30. They also just added a Similar dress and it is very cute! This vest is a must for your wardrobe. It is lined with faux fur and is seriously the softest! You can wear it with almost any outfit and is perfect to layer on those chilly days. The hat is another must for your wardrobe, as it adds statement to almost any outfit. Even if you think you can’t pull off hats, I would try this hat out. I have never personally been a hat person, but once you find the right hat and angle, you’ll fall in love. The boots are one of my favorites. I got them when Charlotte Russe was having an amazing sale: buy one pair of shoes, and get the second for $10. I got another pair of the same value, so I got these amazing boots for only 10 bucks!! They are also currently available online for $25. I highly recommend shopping at Charlotte Russe for your shoes. They always have amazing deals and adorable shoes. Currently all of their shoes are $25 or less! I like to wear boot socks with my “knee high boots” because my knees look a little funky and squished. The ones I’m wearing are currently on sale for less than $2, and are extremely soft and comfy.

Tequila Sunrise

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Yesterday we went on one of our many family hikes at Comanche Lookout Park. I lived in San Antonio for 4 years during college and never even knew of this park until I moved back. Not only is this park a beauty, but it has history! This park has the 4th highest point in Bexar County, which was used by Native Americans for warfare and hunting. One of the lookout posts still remains and is an awesome sight to see.

This park has both paved and non-paved trails, and a good number of benches to sit and enjoy the views. This park is dog friendly, which is a must for us! One of the reasons I hate going to the gym, is the fact that I have to leave our dogs (children) at home. I almost always turn my hikes into a more intense workout, so I can be with the dogs :). Working out with your dogs outside not only makes it more fun, but it makes it feel like less of a work out. Our normal route is to take the non paved path to the right of the main entrance. It is elevated and takes you right up to a pretty cool view with a bench if you need a rest.

A bit farther past the bench is a paved path, off to the right, where I do 50 lunges. I can definitely already feel the burn at this point! As you continue past the lookout post, there are some straight-a-ways that are good for sprinting and racing the pups. Layla is almost 9 months old, so she is a big ball of energy right now. Any chance she gets to run and chase us, she takes it and absolutely loves it. I usually try to do at least 5 20-second sprints each hike.

The highest point at this park has some benches to sit and relax and enjoy the spectacular views. I do 50 more lunges on the route back to the car. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, do your lunges on the non paved paths! Comment your favorite spots to hike in San Antonio! Thanks for reading! 🙂