Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday Favorites #147

Hello Foxy Friends! Happy Friday! My first 5 day work week this it's been a long week. Looking forward to the weekend, so far we have nothing planned, but that can change quickly. So let's get started with Friday Favorites.

If you missed it on the blog this week:

Monday: My New Year Resolution Goals
Tuesday: My Day In 10 Photos
Wednesday: Comfy Sweater

Giveaway: $150 Forever 21 Giftcard

In other happenings this week, I got Mini Fox some new shoes from Nordstrom Rack, she calls them her fancy shoes, she wore them the next day and the day after that, and the day after that. Here she is showing them off.

Life size puzzle coming at you!

She takes her painting serious. I think they are going to put that phrase from Cinderella "Have Courage and Be Kind" and she wants to hang it in her room.

Spoiled kids who get Yogurtland after school treats.

I also got a treat, bought myself a new camera...I know, yet another one, but I NEEDED this one...okay not really, but I really wanted another point and shoot, as the one I currently have is a 6 years was time. I love that the video mode on this readjusts the other one kept the same focus from when you hit record, so it's nice to pane around and get different focuses. Now I need to learn where all the buttons are. Totally different than my other ones.

You would think with the holidays just past, that I would be cutting back on spending, but somehow I NEED all of this stuff. Some of the things I've purchased

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I won a giveaway a last month on Anne's blog for a handmade hoop from Tina's shop, called Go Big Or Go Home, it's the cutest. She said I could pick anything I wanted, and while I loved everything she had, I saw two things I was drawn to and asked if she could combine them together, my state with our our last name. Which she did and it turned out AMAZING! She was super easy to work with, and made exactly what I wanted when I requested something different. Here are some samples of her work, I did not include what she made me because it has our last name on it.  My husband saw it laying on the table and said this is awesome! Now to find the perfect spot for it.

Things that I love around the Internet world:

Carrie from A Stylish Fit wrote a post this week about Marriage that I really could relate to, how as the years pass in marriage that all those little things your spouse use to do for you that you now take for granted, to really think about it and thank them for the act and not just saying it to say thank you because you are suppose to. To be remember to be grateful for those small things. Click here to read the whole post.

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I love Ellen, she does such awesome things, and these two boys, man they are amazing, and are going places. Thanks Ellen for making it a little easier for them and their mom. This got me a little teary eyed, not going to lie.

Linking up here

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Soft Sweaters Are My Jam

Happy hump day Foxy Friends! How is your week so far? Only two more days left, let's not count today.

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You guys I got this sweater from Nordstrom Rack and it might be one of the most comfortable sweaters I own. I have really been digging the criss cross thing, so this fits everything for the perfect top.

Sweater (Similar) / Jeans (Similar) / Boots (Similar)

That's all I have for you today. Link up your latest fashion posts, fuel my shopping habit! :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

$150 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Hi Foxy Friends! Another giveaway coming at you! This time for a gift card to Target, who doesn't love Target? This is a IG only one, so if you already follow me on Instagram, then you already have one entry and it only takes one to win. So get to it and go enter! 

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Sunday In 10 Pictures

Last year I sporadically linked up with Kristin for her Daily Dime, and I thought I would really try to do it this year and be more consistent.  So here we go, I picked Sunday, January 14th to document.
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Day started out with some family snuggles and a nice breakfast for Daddy, kids decided they wanted cereal, not picture worthy, haha.

Then time to get ready for church, the products I'm using today.

What is a church without donuts, they go hand in hand right? We rotate who picks which donut shop we go to, this time it was Baby Fox's choice and he picked what we have dubbed "The New Place".

After donuts, a friend came over with her daughter to pick up Mini Fox and me for a little shopping. But before that could commence some signing of the cast had to be done. She finally decided certain people could sign her cast, Baby And Mini Fox made the list.

I have been organizing our pantry and motivated her to organize hers too, so we took the girls and off we went to The Container Store we went.

The girls were really good, so we got them some ice cream.

Then maybe Mommy's had to do some other shopping, cough, cough DSW, Nordstrom Rack.

In case you were wondering, Mini Fox changed into the dress to go shopping, she wore pants and a fuzzy dress to church, haha.

The girls might have gotten some new shoes which prompted a photo if only that man in the background would have just scooted a little further up the steps. ah well! They are cute.

Back at the house I excitedly washed and labeled my new jars...was sad that some of them didn't workout but have remedied that and they are all on their way. Can I tell you that the Container Store had very little containers left, they were WIPED out...apparently everyone had the same thoughts.

Last came some weekly lunch prep, this week is Chicken salad.

That was my Sunday in 11 photos, although I'm going to count 10 because the two casts pictures are one...same picture different kid. haha.

Monday, January 15, 2018

My New Years Resolution

Happy Monday Foxy Friends! Today on The Blended Blog it's all about New Years resolutions. I know 2 weeks late, but better late than never right? Anyway, I never like to think of them as resolutions, rather goals. Like I try to pick a goal that I want to accomplish that year. For example, 2012 I decided I wanted to try and wear jewelry, I never wore it before then. 2013, was the year Mini Fox was born and quite frankly I was so sick all the time I could barely function, so let's say 2013 was they year I tried to function as adult and parents a 2 year old.

2014 was the year I was going to revamp my wardrobe, that's when I discovered Alison and Get Your Pretty on Style Challenge (affiliate link), and it changed my life. Seriously, if you need to figure out a new style and want to try things outside the box and have someone tell you how to dress, Alison is your lady. Anyway, this is where I started and this was my last outfit post of 2017.

2015 was the year I wanted to figure out make up, I had no idea how to put it on, I could do lipstick, that was it. The end of 2014, hey i got some bright lipstick on...and barely there eye shadow, but it's better.

Taken at the end of 2015, funny enough I do believe that happens to be the same skirt from above, LOL. Funny how that happened. Anyway, it's a bit blury, but there's some fake lashes and the eyeliner is better.

Each year just gets better, I learn more and get better, the end of 2016.

End of 2017.

2016 was the year I wanted to learn how to do my hair. These were one of my favorite hair styles.

2017 was the year I wanted to organize my house. Which I did, and then never blogged about. I promise it happened. I am in the process of organizing my pantry, which I will have a post sometime in the next couple of weeks. I am waiting for some containers to arrive from Container Store, such a bummer when are you so close to the finish line but don't have what you need...ugh.

Okay finally at 2018 goals. If you are still with me, thank you. This year I decided I wanted to be a little more flexible and be able to let go and get out of my head. I am CONSTANTLY thinking, always have a plan in my head of what to do next. I wanted to try and start practicing Yoga, to a) help me get flexible b) help me get out of my head. So my plan is to do this 30 days of beginning yoga, and then maybe continue on that playlist I have. We'll see, but I found a few flexibilty YouTube videos that I will try out, will let you know.

Day 1 and Mini Fox wanted to do it with me, she lasted about 10 minutes. It was super cute.

Unfortunately we are 14 days in and I was only able to complete 5 of the days until I hurt myself really band and rendered both hand useless. wahh! I thought I was okay Friday, but tried to do a simple downward dog and...nope not yet. So hopefully in the next week I'll be able to pick back up and get back on the train. And no more Hoverboarding for me...

So link up your resolutions below!

Also linking up with Shay and  Erika for another random discussion. Last year they did a Workin' It them, and this year they are doing How We theme. I love it. I'm a week late, but hey better late than never!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Favorites #146

Happy Friday Foxy Friends! I have today off and I think I might be cleaning out my pantry today. I was hoping my Container Store stuff would arrive in time, it says by Friday night, so let's hope UPS is accurate! Hoping to still feel motivated...I can do this, it really needs it...BAD! Alright onto my Friday Favorites.

In case you missed it this week:

Monday: TBB Asks - January Edition
Tuesday: 10 Random Facts About Me
Wednesday: "Wines Well With Others Sweater"
Thursday: Boxy Charm Subscription Unboxing

I also did filmed a video of me unboxing and showing you what everything looked like in my Boxy Charm.

Yep if you look closely that box is upside down, but didn't realize till I edited it...oops! Just go with it.

When Mini Fox goes over to visit my family she likes to watch YouTube videos with my sister. Of course my sister is right there monitoring what she's watching, but one day Mini Fox says she wants to film a video, so I get my camera out and we film. I've edited it and I asked her if she wanted me to put it on my channel, just sent it out for family only, or did she want to start a YouTube Channel, she said YouTube Channel, so we are in the process of thinking of a name for her Channel, any thoughts or suggestions? Stay tuned for her video, it's the cutest thing ever.

This girl, she cracks me up.

Her fighting face.

I was taking some pictures of something and the kids wanted me to take pictures of them.

They were being Superman and Supergirl

Tree pose.

Each of them doing their version of a airplane pose.

Don't forget to go sign up for the Spread the Love gift exchange over on The Blended Blog. It's going to be super fun! Who doesn't like to get some mail? Meet new friends and join in on the fun! Follow this link to participate, you have until January 17th to join.

I seriously love this family so much. So sad to see them go, but can't wait to see what's in store for them next, obviously, the baby, but beyond that.

This is super sweet.

These are really cool, going to try these with the kids.

Linking up here