Happy Thursday guys!
I’ve been getting asked the same question on repeat lately! And that’s “How do you edit your photos?!” So instead of responding to everyone individually I figured I’d do a quick post on my favorite photo editing apps!
I’ve used a TON of photo editing apps throughout the years but I’ve been pretty loyal to these
4 apps for months now…

#1. Darkroom
I LOVE the filters in this app, that’s pretty much all I use it for. This app can actually do SO many amazing things but I haven’t taken the time to sit down and learn all of it’s capabilities.
When I first start editing my photos I’ll immediately go to Darkroom and throw my favorite filter on there. I think my favorite part is that you can adjust the strength of each filter! I’m not super big into the whole “cohesive Instagram feed look” but I do try to use a Darkroom filter on all of my photos so there’s somewhat of a similarity in each photo and everything flows nicely together!

#2. Snapseed
After I’ve chosen a filter I’ll head to Snapseed to “tune” the image. I’ll adjust the lighting, contrast, saturation, or just whatever I think the photo needs! This app also has “looks/filters” you can use, my most used are Portrait and Pop – However, most of the time I find that they’re a little too filtered for my liking so that’s why I like to go in and tune the image myself on this app!

#3. Retouch
This is a great and SUPER easy app if you have something in your photo that you need to remove.
For instance, if there’s an ugly telephone pole right behind you, you can head to the Retouch app, click “object removal” and highlight over what you want to remove and it does it for you! Have a stain on your shirt? Retouch will fix that for ya!

#4. Mendr
Every now and then the Retouch app just can’t do what I want, and that’s when I head to Mendr!
Mendr is kind of like the app of all apps. With Mendr, you send your photo into a professional editor and leave notes for them on what you want fixed/changed! They can literally do ANYTHING.
I took this selfie on our babymoon and had them remove the toilet seat in the background and also had them fix the shadow on my belly! Then I adjusted the lighting/colors how I wanted – but they can even do that for you if you’d like! See their amazing skills in the photo below.

Sometimes I just use one of those apps for a photo and sometimes I’ll use them all!
I know I said I would be sharing “my top 5” favorite photo editing apps with y’all so
I’m going to list a few more great ones below!

#5. PicTapGo
This app is also phenomenal and super easy to use, I think they have the largest variety of free filters and everything is adjustable as well – you can even put a filter on top of a filter if you want! I still use this one occasionally and it will forever be one of my favs!

#6. VSCO
This was my “go to” app for a while, before I discovered Darkroom. SO many people love and rave about this app, and it really is great!!

#7. Colorstory
This is also a great photo editing app! If you’re trying to give your Instagram feed a nice cohesive look when it comes to colors, this app is great for that!!

Hopefully this post answered all of your questions!
Keep on sending me suggestions on blog topic ideas, I love knowing what y’all want to see more of.

Tomorrow’s post is for my pregnant ladies – I’ll be sharing some of my fav places to shop for maternity activewear, So make sure you come say hi and check out all the cute things!

Coming to all of you today to share the best of the best ONLINE Black Friday SALES!!
I’m so excited about this post because I’ve picked my all time favorite online stores
that are having sales…The stores list below are my GO TO places to shop online.

 So I recently discovered GoodnightMacaroon and It’s now one of my absolute FAVORITE shops.
They have sales and discount codes regularly and all of the items are absolutely adorable.
The entire site is currently 30% off so I’m sharing my MUST HAVES with y’all!!
I already have the OTK boots in tan but the grey pair are in my cart!!
Truly the best OTK boots I’ve ever owned.

Next up, is Abercrombie & Fitch – why did I ever stop shopping here?!
They’re having a HUGE site wide 50% off sale!
Here are some of my top picks…

Free People is probably my favorite brand BUT they are a bit pricier,
so whenever they have sales I am ALL OVER it.
They’re having 50% off SO many amazing items, and other sales as well!!
Shop my favorites below or just click here to head to their website and see all sales.

I’ve always shopped at ASOS but have become an even bigger fan since being pregnant.
They have ADORABLE maternity clothing — and adorable regular sizes as well!
They’re currently having 30% off their entire site,
I’m debating on getting my maternity photoshoot gown from them, I’ll link it below!!

Of course I can’t do a Black Friday post without sharing some cute Target finds.
Click HERE for a list of women’s sweaters for only $10!!
We have that Safavieh rug (middle right) in our living room and get SO many compliments.

I’m also rounding up some cute Etsy sale items!!
One of those chunky knit blankets is on my Christmas wishlist, loving that pink color!
Also, those wooden shelves would look ADORABLE in the nursery – or any room!

Last but not least, my one true love Nordstrom, click here to shop their full Black Friday Sale

Happy Shopping!!!

Alright y’all, I have been on the hunt for a safe self tanner, and I think I may have found us one!!
Now, I am not a doctor and cannot say that this is 100% safe for all pregnant women.
After looking over the ingredients and talking with some friends in the medical field,
I feel totally comfortable using it myself!
However, I would recommend waiting until you’re out of your first trimester!
{If you’re unsure, ALWAYS ask your doctor before you use something new}

Alright let’s get into this!!


I’ve always been able to hold a tan pretty well and for a good amount of time.
However, being pregnant, I just couldn’t stand the Texas heat towards the end of this Summer.
Which means my skin didn’t get quite as bronzed as it usually does,
And now I’m majorly needing some sun in my life.
BUT it’s winter so…that just aint happening.
I’ve got some exciting events coming up, like maternity photos and baby showers,
and really want to look my best!
So of course, I reached out to all of you asking if any of you know of any SAFE self tanners
for pregnant mamas!

I was so excited when my sweet friend Erin reached out to me with this product!
I tested it out as soon as it came in, and I’m 100% happy with the results!!


It comes in the form of a spray bottle so it’s pretty easy to use and apply!
I also love the fact that it’s a gradual forming tan and not an immediate color change,
I always feel like the immediate tans turn orange and look really fake.
I don’t have a before and after picture {yet} because I want to use it a few times,
but y’all I think I’m REALLY going to love this stuff!!
If you’re interested in snagging some for yourself just head over to my friends
facebook page >> HERE and feel free to ask her any questions!!

Happy Tuesday!!