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Bedroom Makeover with Air.o Unified Soft Flooring

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I was over the moon excited to partner with Mohawk Flooring to install their BRAND NEW Air.o Unified Soft Flooring in my entire home and revamp my master bedroom! Check out a behind the scenes look at the installation process plus reasons why we chose this flooring!

Alex and I purchased our home over four years ago, and we've slowly been updating it room by room. Most of our home is overrun by toys, so I try my best to keep our bedroom toy free. I want it to be a relaxing place for Alex and I to escape even if our kids wake us up multiple times a night.

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Feelings on My Children's First Day of Preschool

I don't think a first-time mom will ever be fully prepared to drop their child off at school for the first time. Whether it's preschool or kindergarten. So many emotions. So many unknowns. When I started looking for a place to take Turner after he was born, I wasn't sure what to look for. Who would provide high quality care? Who could I trust?

Today I'm partnering with KinderCare to share my feelings I experienced the first day of drop off plus a few tips that helped me feel more confident in my decision.

February Small Goals

Did January seem long to anyone else? I'm over the cold weather, especially the nasty rainy weekends where my kids can't go outside. Prior to kids I would have loved a cold rainy weekend inside, but after kids it's like slow torture. Hoping it warms up soon in Texas. I'll take triple digit heat any day. While most weekends in January we were cooped up inside, we did celebrate Walt and Whitney's 2nd Birthday! They are adorable and exhausting at the same time. Walt also had surgery for his second round of tubes and adenoid removal. He was fussy and ran a fever for almost a week after surgery. It was a rough recovery, and no one slept. Two days ago we took away Whitney's pacifier for good, and the past two nights she's screamed (not cried) for about 30-45 minutes before she passed out. Thankfully she naps at school without one, so we're hoping it's not too hard of a transition. I tried my best to complete all 5 January goals, but managed to accomplish 4. February is going to be a fun month, mainly because I can shop again ; ).

How To Throw A Stress Free Birthday Party

Some moms are crafty, some aren't. Some moms enjoy baking cakes from scratch, some don't. I have planned and hosted birthday parties for my kids at home, and I've planned parties that we hosted somewhere other than my home. In total I've planned 7 parties, and I will be throwing many more in the years to come.

I'm sharing a look in to how to throw a stress free party and a recap of Walt & Whitney's second birthday party at Catch Air in Round Rock!



Winter 10x10 Challenge Recap

The past 10 days I participated in Caroline Casey and Lee Vosburgh's Winter 10x10 challenge. You choose 10 items of clothing (including shoes, accessories not included) and create 10 outfits in 10 days. I was worried only mixing 10 items of clothing for 10 days would be BORING and I wouldn't have enough cute outfits, but I was surprised how much I loved it! Getting ready for work was extremely simple.

One tip I have is writing out each day's outfit Whether you stick to the schedule or not, it's nice to have each outfit laid out so you know exactly how you're going to style it. I had a sheet of paper where I wrote out each combo, and every morning I would glance at it and go from there.


For this challenge I wore the following items:

Tops:
- Leopard Tee (Jcrew sold out)
- Black and White Striped Tee
- Gray Sweater (similar)

Dress:
- Striped Dress

Layers:
- Green Cardigan (old Old Navy)
- Long Gray Cardigan (similar)

Bottoms:
- Distressed Jeans
- High Waisted Black Jeans

Shoes:
- Black Clogs
- Brown Boots

Accessories:
- Brown Tote
- Faux Leather Jacket (old Forever 21)
- Brown Wool Hat (old Cotton On)
- Green Wool Hat

During the challenge I took a good look at my closet and made a few decisions about staple pieces I wanted to mix and match this spring/summer (hello overalls). I realized I don't need a ton of items to make cute and fun outfits that make me feel good about myself, and no one notices what you're wearing even if it's the same dress or top over and over again. Oh, and accessories are a game changer when mixing up outfits! For the spring challenge I foresee lots of sunglasses, colorful purses, and bold jewelry.

It's been fun to see how other women participated in the challenge and what outfits they created! Check out #10x10friends or #winter10x10 on Instagram for some great inspiration. I'll keep you posted on when the spring challenge rolls around. I hope you'll join me!

Easy At Home Date Night With Friends

After having three kids, Alex and I don't get out much together. We want to socialize and go out with friends, but paying for a babysitter simply stinks. Paying for a sitter who can handle toddler twins gets pricey, so most weekends we stay home. Don't get me wrong, I definitely think it's worth it at times to invest in a true night out, but that's usually once every couple of months or when the grandparents come to visit!

Today I've partnered with Wayfair to share a typical date night that's inexpensive and so much fun!

Breakfast Smoothie for the Picky Eater

Thank you McCormick for sponsoring this post. Visit your local Wal-Mart to pick up McCormick Good Morning Breakfast for your family!

Anyone else have a child who's a picky eater? I'm going to bet most moms are going to say YES! Today I'm sharing a simple 3 ingredient smoothie recipe that everyone can enjoy...even your picky eater!

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