Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday Favorites #179

Happy Friday! I have today off, hopefully getting outfits together for our family photos tomorrow...I'm starting to panic, Boy and Mr. don't really have anything to wear yet...yikes! I got this, I can put something together right? Okay, let's get onto my favorites.

 In case you missed it this week, I actually blogged 3 days this week, well 4 including this one...

Monday: 5 Blogging Tips
Wednesday: Date Night Dress
Thursday: 3 Family Outfits for Everyone for Family Pictures

Last week, I told that Baby Fox was getting some sort of award at school but we didn't know what. He won Scholar of the month for his class. We're so proud of him, he had only been in school for 2.5 weeks when we got the call. I love how much he loves school and it's always the best part of his day. He's been sick the last few days and is really hoping he is better tomorrow so he can go to school.

Saturday was a full day of soccer, except I only got one picture between 3 hours of soccer time, oops.

Story time: Mr. lost his phone at Mini Fox's soccer game...and we looked everywhere, asked everyone on the field if they had seen it. As a last ditch effort, we decided to completely empty out the trunk and look through everything. I tasked Mini Fox to look through Mr.'s chair, in case we missed it, and what would you know, 5 seconds later she finds the phone! So we let her pick lunch...she picked Corner Bakery, her favorite place to eat.

Saturday night we headed to my aunts for dinner. And we celebrated Baby Fox's scholar of the month award.

And then we lite the candle again for Mini Fox.

My aunt got her this dress for her birthday, she loved it.

The reason we went to my aunts house was to run a 5K for post breast cancer reconstruction surgery. We did the run 4 years ago, when Mini Fox was just a baby, and this year she did it herself this year. We had to wake the kids up super early, I got them dressed while they were laying down...

Tried to get them out the door, but they took a stop on the soft carpet.

Once we got there they were fine.

Start of the race.

I ran most of the race, but then I ran into my aunt on a turn around, so I backtracked a bit and ran/rested with her the of the time. We were walking to try and find Mr. and the kids, as when we passed them Mini Fox was crying.

Raced finished, all smiles.

So turns out...Mini Fox was sick. We got back to my aunts house and Mini Fox felt a little hot, took her temp at it was 101.6. So we're trying to rush out of the house, so as to not expose my aunt any more germs, and Mini Fox throws up all over the kitchen...and we made her walk a 5K...parent fail? We're still trying to get her better, and Baby Fox caught it too...they've both missed more school then they've gone to this!

Good news though, as of the time I am writing this post, both kids are fever free...let's hope it continues when they wake up.

I want to make these, now I NEED to throw a Halloween party so I can make them!

Totally different note: How fun was this video? They had 1 minute to shop at Sephora, like Super Market Sweep style, it was super fun, and then they had to do a make up look with what they grabbed. Fact: Tati spent over $500 in one minute...that's talent man!

Alright that's all for now. Enjoy you're weekend! Provided the kids are feeling better, we're going apple picking on Sunday with some friends. What are you up to this weekend? Anything Fall related? Now head on over to The Blended Blog to link up your Friday Loves.

Linking up here

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Family Photo Outfit Ideas For The Whole Family

Hello Foxy Friends! Fall is here, okay almost here, but in my book it's here, which means family photos and panicking about what is everyone going to wear? Today I'm here talking family photo outfits. Mr. likes to refer to family photos as my Super Bowl...and he's totally right. I love everything about it,  picking out the location, picking out what everyone is going to wear... Except this year I feel super behind...we're getting pictures taken on SATURDAY and I still haven't picked out clothes for everyone! I have bits and pieces that I might use..but nothing concrete. You definitely don't want to be matchy matchy, but you also don't want to look like everyone rolled out of bed and put the first thing on they saw...Enter family outfit #1, is what I THINK we're going with...or something close to this.

Outfit 1

Family Outfit Ideas

Dress / Wedge

Shirt / Jeans / Shoes

Shirt / Jeans / Shoes

Dress / Booties

Outfit 2

Whole Family Outfit Idea

Dress / Boots / Earrings

Shirt / Jeans / Shoes

Shirt / Vest / Jeans / Shoes

Dress / Tights / Boots

Don't worry I have an outfit covered for those of you ladies that don't want to wear a dress in your photos. I personally like wearing dresses because it hides a multitude of chocolate eating sins.  I went for a more neutral look for this one.

Outfit 3

What Should My Family where for our photos

Tunic / Jeans / Scarf / Boots

SweaterJeans / Shoes

ShirtJeans / Shoes

Sweater / Skirt / Tights / Boots

Alright three different outfit ideas for the whole family. I picked blues, yellows and neutrals for these. Anyone have any color schemes they want me to try and put together for next time?

Color Scheme for family photos

Linking up here

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Date Night Look

Hi Foxy Friends! Made it to Wednesday, it's all down hill from here..especially since I have Friday off, woo hoo! For my birthday Mr. and I went on a date night and I wore this dress. I was hesitant to keep it, because it's so tight and typically I like to wear looser clothes, but I decided to keep it and I'm so glad that I did! I think that every girl needs a tight dress to wear on a date night whether it be with friends or your significant other. Find something that makes you feel good.

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Dress (two colors on sale here) / Heels / Necklace (similar here and here)

Make Up: Foundation / Eye ShadowEyeLashes Blush Eyeliner / Eyeliner for cat eye  / translucent powder/ Lipstick is Lipsense

Might Also Be Interested In: How I Curl My Hair 

I know this week is suppose to be about Kimonos over on The Blended Blog...but this girl has tried the Kimono look and forgets to wear it...I do have two kimonos that I do really like, but never wear...I should wear them more often.

Monday, September 17, 2018

5 Blogging Tips

Hi Foxy Friends! Happy Monday...woah there, I just wrote Friday...wishful thinking! Today on The Blended Blog we're talking all things blogging. Meaning, you can talk about just about anything. But today I thought I would share 5 blogging tips I've learned over the last few years.

I am by no mean a professional blogger, I don't want to, I try to keep it light hearted and blog about what I here are my 5 tips:

| ONE | Find your Tribe

I know easier said than done, how do you find your tribe? Find a blog that you really like, participate in their FB group if they have it. Try to find people like you, and talk to them. Engage in real conversations and find things in common. Or find a blog you really like, and you think you'll get along...then start commenting on their blog, and engaging with them, and eventually you'll be actual friends.

How I found my tribe, I joined a style challenge group and found these ladies. We've met up twice in real life with another meet up happening 3.5 weeks! So excited to see these ladies again! We even started our collaborative blog (the one this post is for), called The Blended Blog.



| TWO | Write Content you Enjoy

It's so easy to get caught up in the comparison game. Don't do it. Always remember why you started. If you started so that eventually you can quite your job and do this full time, or if you started to keep memories of your family. Remember why you started and don't write posts because you think it will get a lot of clicks, because if you are writing content you don't really like or feel passionate about, people will recognize that, and you'll burn out way faster.

| THREE | Step Outside of your Comfort Zone

Sometimes, you have this fabulous idea, but you don't know how to execute. Ask a friend, see tip one. Or if you come up with an idea, don't be afraid to ask other people to join in on the fun. It goes back to my How to Make Mom Friends...if you ask, most likely people will be pretty receptive and want to join in on the fun. There just has to be someone to organize it, like Deena was the one that reached out to see if I wanted to join in on a style link up when we were doing our style challenge. Which was the start of my tribe, but I didn't know that at the time...our love for clothes brought us together. Of course I said yes and now 4 years later, we meet up every chance we get.

| FOUR | Always Remember your Journey

I feel like this one get forgotten the most. Sometimes you see these bloggers out there, and at first you really relate to them, they have funny stories, they intertwine affiliate content in a natural way, and then somewhere along the way, they forget that they use to be funny, and they're all about the money. I get it, gotta make the money to pay the bills, but remember who helped you to get there, and ignoring them when you get a little bigger and going to 100% sponsored content isn't the way to keep the people coming back. Throw your OG peeps a bone every once in a while, let them know you remember them and how they helped you to get where you are.

| FIVE | Take a Break

It's okay to take a break! I know, it seems like the world will come crashing down, you'll loose all of your loyal readers...but guess what? They're called loyal readers for a reason...they'll come back. If you need to take a break, do it! Sometimes it's good to schedule in blogging breaks, or if you're like don't realize you're going to take a break, until 5 days after it happens. Either way, you get vacation from work, to recharge and re-energize, you need to do the same for blogging, social media, thinking about it. The thing with blogging is that it never turns off. You think, I NEED to get that picture for the blog, and then you forget to enjoy the moment, instead of having to run across an alligator filled pool to get that perfect picture. Trust me, when you come back, you'll be ready to tackle that project that outside of your comfort zone.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Favorites #178

Happy Friday! Today Baby Fox is getting an award at school. I have no idea what it is, so I guess you'll find out next week! So lets get started:

In case you missed it this week:

Monday: 10 Fall Staples
Tuesday: Unicorn Birthday Party
Wednesday: Camo Work Outfit

And I also posted my FabFitFun unboxing video on my Youtube Channel. See a full list of what I got in the description box in the video.

Baby Fox's game got postponed till this week, so we were able to go to his first karate tournament. He did fantastic! He won 2nd place in sparring, pretty good considering he was going up against kids 2 belts higher.

So sad this picture turned out blurry...

Mini Fox started her 3 season of soccer, and did great! She was such a trooper, her team is 6 players, but two of them never played, so Mini Fox and the other 3 boys played the ENTIRE complaints, just kept on running. Yep she's on a co-ed team.

Mostly the weekend was party prepping. You can see how I decorated here. Some of the pictures you didn't see.

Lots of kids swimming.

Only 3 of the 5 candles would light.

But she loved it anyway.

and then of course we had to do a family picture.

And a group shot.

And then the pinata...holy cow that was a hit!

Me my mom and sister.

I would consider this party a success. Everyone had a great time, I didn't stay up TOO late decorating and I got to take Monday off from work, wins all around!

This is one of the coolest dances ever. If I watched this show I would have voted for them a million times if I could!

Oh my goodness, this is so funny!

What do you think of a 245 day cruise? It only costs $93,000 a person! 59 countries...I feel like I would just get fat eating so much, haha! And how does that many people have that much money to fill up a whole cruise ship?

Now head on over to The Blended Blog to link up your Friday favorites! What on your agenda this weekend? We're are headed to my Aunt and Uncles to run in a charity run for Breast Cancer reconstruction. We did it once before here, and we're doing it again, this time it's a little closer to the heart.

Linking up here

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Camo for Work

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Hi Foxy Friends! Hope your week is going well. Today on The Blended Blog we are show casing how we style camo...if you can believe it, 4.5 years ago I wouldn't have thought I would ever wear camo. I joined a style challege, and it forever changed my life. Right now you can sign up for the Fall Style Challenge. If you are in a rut with your clothes, I would highly recommend it, here is my affiliate link code. It's $39 to join and you get 37 pieces (some you can buy or you can use what you have in a different way) and get 23 outfits to make with those pieces. It's super fun filled with fun ladies sharing their outfits daily.

Anyway, before that challenge I wouldn't have even mixed patterns, now I can't imagine life without that! And leopard...never in a million years would have worn those...and now it is a regular in my life. Okay totally off topic now, back to camo. A good pair of camo jeans goes a long way. I decided to showcase mine with my new favorite camisole, also seen here, and a little pattern mixing.

Jeans (similar) / Cami (on sale right now!) / Blazer (similar here and here) / Heels (other colors are 60% off, click here for those, wish they had my size! But they have every size above mine still left!)

On another note, remember when I told you I ordered this dress? Well I got it and unfortunately it didn't fit, but the good news. For those ladies that are looking for a wrap type dress (this one is a fake one), and are not well endowed, if you know what I mean, this dress is perfect! I know I always have problems with finding a wrap dressing that don't drape horribly.

Did you style something camouflage this week? Link up any look down below!