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Nothing says girlie like a bunch of bows. If your daughters are anything like mine, they love good bow or headband. The brighter and sparkly they are, the better! Bow and headbands make great stocking stuffers. They are small and usually very flexible, so you can shove them in the stocking!
Random goodies for the stocking
Sometimes the smallest gift, brings the biggest smiles! Slime and anything unicorn can any little girl grin.
Small gifts that fit perfect under the tree
Lunch boxes & Accessories
My girls are weirdly obsessed with their lunch boxes and what goes in them. They like them clean, easy to use and not leaky. These items are things my girls would love!
The right gear you need to stay warm on your winter runs + What to wear in what temps!
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Running can be hard no matter the weather. But when it is cold, it seems to get a bit harder. You focus on staying warm instead of just running. Listed below are clothing essentials that will make running in winter much warmer and easier! You can also see what to wear with the temperature guide!
Runner's world came out with the best guide on what to wear for each temperature.
Invest in good quality tights/leggings. You will be so thankful you did. You may think you can get away with shorts, but once that cold wind hits your legs, you will be wishing they were covered. You don't have to spend a lot of money for good leggings. There is a big price range out there, so pick what is your budget!
2. Long sleeve shirts
About 80% of the time you spend running in the cold, you will end up only wearing a long sleeve shirt. You will ditch the jacket and vest a couple miles in. It is always smart to have a handful of good long sleeve, cold gear, running shirts in your drawer.
For really cold days, it is nice have that extra layer. A good jacket or vest can make a cold run perfect.
Women & Men
4. Gloves & Beanies
If your head and hands are warm, you will be warm!
P.S. I would love hear what your favorite cold gear is? What is something you cannot live without, when the temps turn cold?
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Tis the Season! Whether we want to face it or not, Christmas is coming! Now is the time to start looking for those ladies who have everything! Instead of scrambling, at the last minute for a gift idea, try one or more of these 11 gifts! ( To shop the items, just click on the photos! Easy peesy!
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You know it is going to be a good day, when you walk into Wal-mart for groceries and spend all of the time trying on clothes.
There is nothing better than finding comfortable and affordable clothing. It just makes me happy! I found a few items you will want in your closet ASAP!
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Fall, it brings so many happy thoughts and feelings. We scour the local areas looking for the best pumpkin patch, drink all the warm coffee drinks and immediately think Plaid!
I will be honest, I am not a teacher! God has not blessed me with that ability and I am positive of that. I believe God has given teachers a special gift, and the rest of us did not receive it. That being said, I love a good teacher look! I would assume that in order for an article of clothing to work for a teacher, it must be comfortable, flexible and affordable.
I used to dress up as a teacher when I was little, but that usually consisted of some sort of dress or skirt. Now, I am seeing a lot more pants and jeans in schools. I was recently asked to show some affordable decent teacher looks, so here goes!
For those chilly mornings, walking from your car to the school, a thick duster is always a good idea. It covers your whole body and gives length. It also hides tushes and places of our bodies we may want covered. This piece is also good for covering that section of the back that shows, when we bend over to look at a child's paper.
This No Boundaries duster comes in 4 colors. I have shown two, the burnt orange and the white. $15.96, this is a great price for an item you can wear all the time. It also has pockets!
Let's give a standing ovation to this awesome sweater! This piece is long, covers the tush and would complement most any body type. I bought the black one and sized up one for a looser fit. This makes a great teacher look because you can wear this so many ways! Wear it with leggings and sneakers for those days you will be on your feet. Pair it with jeans for Fridays. Add a belt around the middle to dress it up. There are so many options for this top. I would recommend wearing this with your hair up! Why?? It gives your face a slimming look! There is already a lot going on with the cowl neck, so pull the hair back to show your face! This is $16.96, and comes 8 colors!! So many to choose from! The boots I am wearing in the picture can be found here!
Add some fun to the wardrobe with Bellabird
It is always good to have some fun pieces hanging in the closet! I like to keep a couple colorful or bold sweaters around to break up the every day look. I recently stopped by Bellabird and came across these pretty little things.
Leopard is almost a staple right now. There are so many fun leopard and snake skin prints our there it is hard to choose from. The leopard sweater on the top left can be worn as a dress, with jeans or with leggings and sneakers. It is fun and super flattering!
Hands down, one of the best tops I have put on in along time, is the Basically Hip Pocket Sweater on the right. If I could own every color, I would! Teachers, this should be in your closet. Comfortable, easy to move it, light weight, and oh so cute, this piece is true to size. You can wear this with a vest, leggings or jeans, and belt it for a dressier look.
Hats off to all you amazing teachers out there! Your days are hard and long, but we parents appreciate the love and knowledge you give everyday!!! May your classroom be happy and your closet by comfy!!
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I am not sure what is more fun, decorating for fall or wearing all the fall clothes. I guess it depends on who you are!
I was sitting in my local coffee shop a few weeks ago when this lady, who reminded me of myself, leaned over my shoulder and said, "who are you? I haven't seen you in here before." I told her my name and with in minutes we were sitting at a table discussing and planning!
The Pinto-Batesville, AR
Come to find out, Jacklyn Byers is amazing at interior decorating and design She is the boss behind the Instagram account @ohbygolly, and she used to work for the clothing company, Anthropologie, as their window display genius.
We brainstormed and came up with a fun way to show you how to decorate with fall patterns and textures and also how to wear them!
Meet Talia Ann
What were you thinking at 15 years old? I bet it wasn't what this girl was thinking. I met Talia Ann at a festival where she had her boutique set up as a mobile vendor. She had the most unique denim jacket hanging up on a rack and I had to stop.
At 15 years old, Talia decided she needed to take a stand against all the suffering in the world. She spent six months planning and fundraising. With consistent prayer and help from her father, Talia created a clothing company from the ground up.
There are countless active wear brands out there and each one is different. They vary in price, design, purpose, and function. Certain brands do well for all women, while others seem to fit only specific body types.
I have compiled four brands that I have tried and love! These brands get a lot of points when it comes to what women need in active wear!
The four brands that get my sweat are Zyia, Old Navy, North Face and Senita Athletics.
Zyia Coral Sprinter short and Trucker Mesh Hat
Zyia Active wear is among the top brands for sure. The quality of the line is amazing. Every item that I own feels like butter. The shorts pictured here are the Coral Sprinter Shorts. These beauties have a thick waste band and boy shorts underneath that make you feel secure. The Sprinter shorts are about 2.5 inches in the inseam and run a bit small. These feel great on any run or for any workout!
For two years Ryan and I talked about how neat it would be to own a camper/travel trailer. We would always refer to when "the girls are gone" or when "the girls are older". Every time we would see one we would say, "man, how fun would it be to have a camper". About 4 months ago, Ryan became really serious about looking at them. He did a ton of research and we watched an untold amount of YouTube videos on Campers/Rvs/ Travel trailer. We wanted to make sure that we were not just romanticizing this idea. We knew that these involved work. We finally found one and bought it, and I will say, this has been one of the best decisions we have made! We absolutely love it! We have tent camped for roughly 10 years, so we have paid our dues.
Meet Neopolitan the Glamper
Miss Neopolitan is six years old. She is roughly 35 feet long and can sleep about eight comfortably. She has three bunk beds that work perfectly for our three girls, she has an outdoor kitchen, two slide outs for the bunkhouse and the living room, and she has a very nice, long awning. We named her Neopolitan because of our daughters different hair colors. At the end of this blog, I will link some of the things we purchased to help organize this gem!
Brandi Z. Moody
I am Brandi Moody and welcome to my blog! I created this little piece of internet space to share with you affordable everyday outfits plus, all things related to my hobby of running!
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