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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!
Jewelry Travel Case
Keep all your rings, earring, necklaces etc.. .organized while you travel. No more digging around in a bag looking for the matching earring.
The Perfect Satchel
Sole Society offers some of the best satchels around. They are a perfect size to carry your every day essentials. And, for $30 you can buy something else to go inside it!
Portable Handheld Steamer
It can be such a headache to pull out the iron all the time for just one shirt. This small, compact hand held steamer is perfect for those shirts that need a fast once over. This is easy to travel with and easy to store. All you do is add water, and you are ready to go!
Make-up Travel Case
Let's face it! It is so frustrating digging around in a makeup bag. Usually your hand comes out with black marks on it, and who knows what other colors. Most of the time that is from powders spilling or eyeliner lids coming off. Take away that frustration with this awesome organizer for traveling! (I own one and LOVE it) The sections are adjustable and there is plenty of space! This is a great gift for any woman on the go or who just wants some organization!
Make it easy to transfer your favorite lipstick or lip gloss from one purse to another! These adorable lipstick holders make having tub after tub of colors in your bag fun!
For the lipstick hoarder (like myself), you may want to get the bigger cases! ( scroll the pictures to see) The travel case holds 35 tubes! The silicone case holds more than just lipstick. It will hold anything you can stick down in there.
Weather Ready Boots
Every woman needs a good pair of boots for the winter. Nothing screams "bring on the rain and snow" like a pair of duck boots! These ladies will keep your feet warm and dry! They also are very fashionable and go well with jeans or leggings!
Dry, detangle, volumize, and style your hair! This one tool does all of that! Designed to be held close to the head and dry your hair fast, this all in one Hot Air Brush is the way to go! It has a 3 heat/speed setting for your convenience and styling flexibility.
All the Sherpa feels!
Nothing says comfy like a super soft Sherpa!
What woman does not want a handy throw? These are perfect for draping across the couch!
Wet shoes are no fun! This boot dryer will dry any shoe you put on it. (I own this and we use it every single day) This is perfect for those snow soaked boots the kids take off, or your husbands wet work boots. Any shoe that is wet, this will dry!
Happy Christmas Shopping!!!!
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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!
What is more fun that watching 16 of your grandkids run??? Today was my parents first annual Stan Pa and TamTam fun run. Held in Conway, MO where my prints live and where we all grow up, my sister organized all of it and did such a great job!!
Each child received an “invitation or registration letter” telling them how to enter and all the details they needed to know. The race fee was so expensive, a hug😁!
Race entry fee of hugs!
All the kids had so much fun!! Before they picked up their race packet, they had a group warm up led by my sister Casi! It was so fun to watch them stretch!
In each of their race packets, was their own race bibs that were pinned on just like a real race. After they received their bib, they had their pre race picture taken.
Pre race stretching and warm up!
Pre race photos
After they got their picture taken they headed toward the start line! Their race goal was half a mile! They did an out and back route. We also an official race vehicle lol! My brother has an old Jeep looking thing that he uses on the farm.
Race start line
They all did so good running! You could tell they were trying so hard! You want to learn to love running? Watch kids run! They smile the whole time and you can see pure joy on their faces! I could feel the inner running coach coming out lol! My oldest, Lyla, started way to fast and could barely catch her breath. I had to help her calm down and help her finish. My June bug pushed it! She came in fourth and was so proud.
The coach coming out lol
June and Adeline
Every man runs with a chain-saw
You always need a race buddy
The “I got this” race face
She said, “ I am winning!”
Race course volunteers!
Strollers and babies, they all ran!
After the race they all got goodie bags with Gatorade, juice box, trail mix, and a few other things! They absolutely loved these!
Days like today are huge reminders of what a blessing family is! My family is so precious to me! When we get together you never know what is going to happen, but one things is for sure, we will have fun! Our family runs together, drinks coffee together, laughs, and prays together!
The two that started this whole mess! Stan Pa & TamTam!
They play hard!
What a blessing family is!!
Every runner is different in the way they run, how they eat, how they sleep, what they wear, and the accessories they can't live without. I am no exception! I have five essentials that go with me on almost every run.
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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