Happy Monday Y’all!!
I have been DYNG to share this outfit with all of you.
If you follow me on Instagram you probably already saw the sneak peek that I posted yesterday!
I wore this outfit to one of my best friends 30th birthday outings on Saturday,
& I’m totally in love with everything about it.

Okay, let’s get down to business…
I scored this cropped sweater years ago but I linked a bunch of SUPER cute cropped
sweater options for y’all below! This fitted skirt is from ShopPinkBlush, and it’s
unbelievably soft and stretchy! Every item I’ve received from PinkBlush has seriously been so comfy!
The majority of my maternity clothing is from there, and I HIGHLY recommend ordering
from them if you haven’t already. They carry non maternity as well!

Anddddd, last but not least…THESE BOOTS THOUGH.
I received SO many messages when I posted these on Insta stories!
They are hands down the best OTK boots I have ever purchased,
and I can absolutely promise you that you WILL NOT regret ordering yourself a pair.
I wore them all night long and they do not fall whatsoever, and they are super comfortable.
My feet have been killing me since being pregnant and I am honestly SO shocked
to say that my feet felt great on Saturday night.
These boots were like totally/seriously/100% made for walkin’ y’all!
PS: Use code “INSTA14” for $30 off!!



// Sweater (old) // Skirt // Boots //

Kyle’s cousin Krissa is one of my very best friends and she turns 30 this week!!
She’s going to be out of town this coming weekend so a bunch of us girls planned
a fun little girls night out for her to celebrate!
It was the first time I’ve actually been “out out” since being pregnant, and oh what an experience it was! haha. Can’t even begin to tell y’all the funny stares and judgmental looks that came my way.
At the end of the night I was standing outside waiting for Kyle to pick me up and
I even caught this girl taking a picture of me!! I noticed her and the group she was with pointing at us, I guess they’ve never seen a pregnant person out past 10pm before? *rolls eyes*
So awkward.
My sweet {and feisty} soon to be sister in law saw the girl do it and ran over and put her in her place.
Needless to say, this mama to be was a tad out of her element, and slightly uncomfortable.
BUT we had such a fun night and I would do it 100x over again for my babe Krissa!
Birthday girl and me are pictured below.



Is Thanksgiving next week already?!
I cannot believe it…time to start preparing and also get some Christmas shopping done!

Sweater: ShopHopes | Pants: LuLus | Boots: Similar

I was one, along with a million others, who were just totally ready for 2016 to be over. 

Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all bad.

2016 was absolutely a growing year for me, and honestly,

growing is hard y’all!
In 2016 I opened my very first little store space.
and holy crap I have learned SO much about my business and relationships and
just myself personally.

So as most of you know Kyle and I have been trying for a baby,
and well, it’s just not happening for us right now…
So this past month I made a promise to myself,
If my period came — I would stop thinking so much about a baby,
and put ALL of my time,  energy and focus into my store and getting back in shape.

I’m sure all of you know I opened my online boutique a few years ago,
it’s my baby, and it’s something i’m very proud of.
However,
it seems like everyone and their damn cousin has an online boutique these days.
BUT i’m happy to say that I was one of the originals. 
And this year my goal is to get back to where I was when I first started.
So if you’re one of my day one’s – don’t leave me now!
I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve for my store and can’t wait to share them with y’all!
–Stay Tuned!–

This Sunday Kyle and I were doing our usual “Sunday”…

Ya know, sitting on the couch watching tv, 

then eating, then sitting on the couch watching tv, then more eating.

It was about 4:30 and I leaned over and said, 

“Lets drive to San Antonio & take Charley on a hike”

I was 100% dead serious, and he was actually considering it for a second.

But then – he had a better idea.

I’ve been begging Kyle to just take Charley & I out on the boat since he got the boat back in July.

I remember years ago, when we hadn’t been dating long, he took me out on his grandpas boat,

just the two of us – and it was one of the best days of my life.

Wellp, this Sunday definitely topped it. 

We grabbed the girl and a bottle of wine & headed out to the river about 5pm, 

It was raining, but we didn’t care. 

We drove around for a bit and then Charley and I jumped in and swam for a little while.

There are these little beaches of sand along the side of the river so we decided to park,

andddddddddd we discovered my new most favorite place EVER.

It was unbelievably peaceful, and beautiful, and JUST the escape we needed.

We walked around & drank some wine,

Then sat down for a bit and talked…

It was just the random adventure that we needed.

Hey, what’s up, HELLO.

For those of you that continue to read this little, unorganized, inconsistent blog of mine – 

I love you. 


My life has done a complete 180, and well, i’m still getting used to it.

I spent my first two years of marriage working from home, 

and now i’m working full time an hour away from home.

and boy oh boy it has been an adjustment. 

However, I CAN say that I have never been happier.

Having an actual space outside of my home for my store 

has been the greatest thing to ever happen to me.

The people I am surrounded by bring SO much joy to me every day,

and in just 4 short months I can already see so much growth within myself.

I figured i’d spend today catching all of you up on what’s been going on lately.

1. Kyle and Corey [his cousin] purchased a boat for the fam.

we’ve been spending every single weekend on it and it’s been Heaven.

2. Kyle & I have been on the hunt for a new home a little closer to my store.

The hunt has been ridiculously hard, prayers are welcome.

3. Charley got fleas, which then led to our entire home being infested with them for 3 weeks.

We are now [finally] flea free, hallelujah.

4. I’ve been thinking about slowly starting to design my own pieces of clothing.

when I say thinking — I literally mean thinking — like y’all may or may not be the very first people i’ve actually told about these thoughts. 

5. My sister and I went to the My2KTour with 98 degrees, Ryan Cabrera, and O town and it was hands down one of the most refreshing and fun nights of my life.

Boy Bands Forever.

6. I’ve recently become addicted to vietnamese iced coffee.

(Damn you, Hello Tealicious)

7.  I’m becoming myself.

In this big filtered world it’s very easy to lose yourself, to mimic others, to try to be like everyone else, to try to be perfect.

 It’s so easy to compare yourself and your relationships to others and to forget that you’re unique and perfectly imperfect in your own special way. 

In the last few months i’ve learned a lot about myself, i’ve learned who I do and don’t want to be. I’ve learned that it takes life lessons and difficult times to grow into the person you’re supposed to be. 

I’ve learned that Gods grace covers me far more than I deserve.

I’ve learned that nothing in life comes easy and hard work and prayer are essential.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a little outfit post for y’all.

Happy Monday and keep it real.


First, and foremost.

I am by no means a person to be giving any marital advice, that is NOT what this post is.

It’s just me sharing what i’ve experienced & learned  in my 2 years of marriage,

 after making mistakes and doing a little trial and error. 

My hope is maybe that it will help someone who may be experiencing the same things,

to know they are not alone,

or prevent them from experiencing some of the hardships of marriage that can be avoided.

Let’s get started….

There is no such thing as perfect people, 

which means there is no such thing as a perfect marriage/relationship.

So to everyone watching romance movies and reading romance novels

 and expecting that to be your future, keep crying ladies, because perfect men do not exist.

Neither do perfect women, so go ahead and set your tiara down.

We as humans have a sinful nature, and that’s that.

My husband and I dated a good 7-8 years before we made the decision to get married.

I mean, I thought I knew everything there possibly was to know about him…WRONG.

We had never lived together previously…and good God almighty you learn A LOT about a person after living with them.

For instance, Kyle’s learned that I always leave the bathroom messy, especially the sink.

I’m an extremely messy teeth brusher and it drives him absolutely nuts.

Not to mention all of the clothes I tried on for the day, those are all on the floor. 

And I’ve learned that men are incapable of wiping off the counter/sink after they shave.

Kyle is somewhat of a clean freak (which I love) BUT for some unknown reason

he does not mind his facial hair sitting in our sink for days on end. 


(needless to say our bathroom is repulsive…ha! totally kidding I actually cleaned it yesterday)

Those of course are silly/little examples that you learn to work on for the sake of your spouse.

Kyle and I had a pretty great & easy going first year of marriage,

I remember people always telling/warning us,

 “Ohhhh the first year is the toughest, Just stay strong, you’ll get through it”

and I always remember thinking during our first year….

“Dang, if this is what people consider tough then we’re going to be the happiest couple alive.”

Fast forward to our second year…

“OHHHHH this is what they were talking about!”

Marriage is such a beautiful and amazing gift that God has given us,

but it’s also a lot of hard work.

There will be days when you want to physically strangle your significant other…

and it’s all up to you to not act on that desire (haha laugh, its a joke — kind of)



Now i’m not saying EVERY single one of you will experience these struggles, 

but let me just warn you that not one person is exempt from them.

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle financially,

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with time management,

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with freedom,

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with temptation,

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with selfishness,

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with feeling alone,

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with household chores,

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with in laws/ family members,

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with deaths,

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with heart ache, 

There will be times in your marriage when you will struggle with picking up your socks off the floor…

And consider yourself one of the lucky ones if you only experience one of these at a time.

Because, they sure as hell can all hit you at once,

 and that’s only a short list of all of the possible struggles….


But guess what?! It’s ALL worth it. 

Whether you’re married or not, relationships are hard work, 

and to those people that say, 

“if it’s true love it shouldn’t be work at all”

they can all go shove that sentence up their butt because they don’t know what they’re talking about,

or they’ve just never been in a serious long term relationship before. 

I’m not saying it’s always hard work y’all.

Loving Kyle comes very easy the majority of the time.

He’s handsome, he’s caring, he’s giving, he’s faithful, he’s a hard worker…

I could go on and on about the qualities I adore about him. 

 But one of the most important things I have learned these last 2 years is about myself.

I’ve finally learned after 26 years that I cannot rely on a man for everything.

God gave us a partner to enjoy and do life with but not to BE our life.

As soon as you start relying on your spouse to be EVERYthing for you, 

you are going to find yourself VERY unhappy.

People are flawed, 

no man/woman will have every single little quality on your “perfect spouse” check list, 

You have to be happy with yourself, and your life before you can truly be happy with your spouse.

You have to find your purpose outside of just being a wife.

And that was one thing I really struggled with this 2nd year of marriage.

Yes I own a business, I work from home, where I’m alone, by myself, all day, every day.

and y’all that’s TOUGH. 

I remember being in high school and just wanting to be a stay at home mom, 

or having a job where I could work from home…that was MY DREAM y’all.

And fast forward to now, I’m literally living my dream and i’ve never been so unhappy. 

But that’s okay. Because i’ve finally learned what’s causing that sadness and guess what?

It’s NOT my husband!!!!

It’s ME.


I am a very social person, I need people, I need communication, I need physical affection, I need to be challenged, I need to have a goal i’m working toward.  

Working from home I get absolutely ZERO of that, and by the time Kyle came home from work every day I was absolutely desperate for all of it…and he was exhausted and just wanted a few minutes to himself. 

This my friends, is a very dangerous path…

Now i’m not going to get into all the details… but if you aren’t happy with yourself it can cause you to blame others for your unhappiness. 

It may have taken me a lot longer than I would have hoped but i’ve finally come to the realization

that it’s not my husband that’s not giving me enough,

it’s me expecting him to give me EVERYTHING, and then being upset when he isn’t able too.


You CANNOT rely on your spouse to fulfill your every want and need at all times. 

This is what you have God, family and friends for. 

Happiness starts with YOU, 

not your relationships, not with your job, not with your money, but with YOU.

I’m so thankful for a God who shows me that i’m capable of so much more than I think I am. 

Who loves me though I fail him every day,

Who sees the depths of my heart and loves me the same.


“I will praise you in this storm. I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away.”

Life is all about learning & growing and becoming better than you were yesterday.
And I can’t wait to see where God takes Kyle and I the next 100  (give or take a few) years we have together…