Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Target Tuesday: Jack's Sweater













CARDIGAN | JEANS (maternity) | SHOES (mine are old) SIMILAR HERE
Jack's Sweater, HERE, Jack's jeans, SIMILAR HERE

Need an ugly Christmas sweater for your little one? Target has you covered! Mike was walking through Target last week with Jack and wanted to get him a "cozy sweater" because that is all I have been wearing lately. With the chilly-ish weather and pregnancy, I just want to be cozy.  This was a gift for me on my birthday and it was my favorite one for two reasons. Mike thinks I spend way too much money on clothes for Jack so the fact that he spent money on a sweater, this one no less, made my day. Secondly, he got a size 2T. We do have a big boy but I laughed and laughed. I asked Mike if he knew what 2T meant and he said no but when he picked it up it looked like it would fit. It actually ended up not being that big after all. We dressed Jack in this for my birthday breakfast and I just couldn't get over how adorable it was.

I would say Jack and his jeans steal the show in this post. These were given to me as a gift when Jack was three months old and I couldn't wait until he could wear them. Now they are almost too small so he is wearing them on repeat until they don't fit anymore. Have you ever seen anything cuter than baby True Religion's?!?

Target also has a ton of ugly christmas sweaters for adults. So if you are going to a party and need one, look no other than Target! I will link them for women here and men here.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Target Tuesday + Thanksgiving Outfit







SWEATER | BOOTS | BRACELET and HERE | JEANS (maternity)

Thanksgiving is almost here! Who else loves this week? All last weekend I could not wait for this week. Partly because my birthday is tomorrow and partly because Mike has some time off.  I love nothing more than relaxing with my family, watching football, and of course eating!  

 Today I am starting a new series called Target Tuesday.  Every Tuesday I am going to be featuring something that I purchased from Target. Whether it is something for me, Jack, or the house, I am constantly getting cute things from there that look more expensive than they actually are. 

I have been shopping at Target for years and I have so many things that people are always shocked to find out I got from there. Take this sweater for example. It is only $25 and looks way more. There are sweaters at the mall right now that look EXACTLY like this and cost  $60+. This is from the A New Day line that they just brought on and I love just about everything in the collection. I live less than a mile from Target and every time I go in it is a serious problem. Some of the employees recognize me, which isn't a great sign :-) SO many cute things.  

I hope you guys love Target as much as I do and enjoy these posts! I am also linking the most amazing sweet potato casserole you will ever eat. Seriously, it is incredible.  If you are going somewhere and don't know what to make, make this!




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jack's First Birthday + Gender Reveal

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's been a little bit since I have posted but so much has been going on!  I'll go ahead and warn you that this will probably be a long post. My baby just turned ONE and I am still in shock about it. Also, I am about 23 weeks pregnant. So lots of emotions are going on in this crazy/hormonal body of mine.  

I want to talk about Jack first (just typing this sentence makes me cry). This little boy is seriously the sweetest and best thing that could have happened to us. We could have never imagined how much happiness and love he would bring to our life. It is so hard for me to believe that it has already been a year since he came into this world. I am amazed by every little thing he does. When he blows me a kiss, brings me a book, signs "more" and "please".  The list goes on and on. People describe Jack as happy and serious. When I take him places with me and he sits in the buggy he smiles at every stranger, blows them kisses and waves. This makes Mike and I so proud. He is a ham and a charmer (just like his dad). When he was first born he was extremely alert. My friend Kacey said within a couple days that he is a "pensive little fella." And she was right. He is extremely curious (also just like his dad) and has been from the start.  Before he was born we prayed that he would bring joy to people. He has his fussy moments of course, but he brings joy everywhere he goes.  He is so stinkin' sweet and loving.  He never withholds hugs and kisses and he loves to make people laugh and smile. 

And in just a few more months, we will have another little addition to our family.  We found out a few weeks ago that it is a GIRL!  If you know me, you know that I am excited! I am a younger sister to a big brother and I am all things girly!  I was in complete shock when we found out.  Mike comes from a family of all boys and there hasn't been a Slater girl born in 87 years. I thought I was destined to have only boys. My pregnancy symptoms have been a little different but I was resigned to the thought that I would be a mom to a houseful of boys.  I get so emotional thinking about having a little girl because I can't wait to see Jack and her together. I have already began planning the nursery and buying bows and all things pink. I am in baby shopping heaven! We are extremely thankful that God is giving us a precious little girl.

If I am being honest, I am a little scared.  I love Jack so much it is hard to imagine having another baby!  I often wonder how I will have enough time to give them each enough attention.  I have always had this concern after having Jack but Mike has always said our hearts will grow and be able to love even more, just like God does with his children.  I was embarrassed and ashamed of these thoughts until talking to other moms with multiples who felt the same way. Thanks to all the moms out there who keep it real!

We had to go with a "lumberJACK" theme for Jack's birthday. I mean... come on!  It was so funny watching Jack look at everyone like "you are all here for me"?!  I think he didn't know what to think. We had a great time and included a gender reveal for baby girl. My mom killed it with the decorations and my mother-in-law made Jack's cake and the gender reveal ball. Most of the decorations came from Hobby Lobby and Etsy.

Thanks for stoppping by!





























Monday, July 31, 2017

Black and White Gingham OTS Top







TOP | JEANS | Shoes (old, love THESE)

How is it Monday already? I feel like I ask myself this question every single Monday. I love the weekend because Mike and I get so much time to hang out.  But I do have to say, there is something nice about the start of a new week. I love getting back in routine and setting goals for the week. They don't all always happen but I like to have specific things to reach for and look forward to. So... Monday's aren't SO BAD! 

Shout out to all my teacher friends who went back to school today!

On to more important things, this gingham top. It is 40% off right now and under $30 bucks! Of course I love the gingham print and the "puff sleeves".  This top would even look cute with black or denim jeans. 

My sunglasses are Karen Walker knock offs and I got them for $12 in the Nordstrom BP section. I get compliments on them almost every time I wear them and I take an immense amount of pride in telling people how cheap they are.

I hope y'all are off to a great start to your week. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Denim Muscle Shirt








Oh my goodness! It feels like it has been forever since I have posted! I guess it kind of has been.  The past two weeks have been crazy busy for us. 

One of my best friends from TN was in town and we had so much fun. We ate at some great places, saw a movie, went to the Safari Park, and shopped til we dropped (good thing she doesn't live here or I would be broke 😛).  Of course my favorite part was sitting on the couch talking. My husband came down one night to do some work on his computer.  He sat there quietly working.  He later told me he loved listening to our conversation.  He said he didn't know how we had not run out of things to talk about.  We sure didn't and never do.  We had to force ourselves to hush and go to bed. I am extremely grateful for the few friends I have that you can pick up where you left off and it's like nothing has changed.

This top is easy, comfy and under $20. I feel like I'm not cool enough to wear this "muscle shirt" but I thought I would give it a try. Cool enough or not, I'm wearing it!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by!