Friday, November 30, 2012

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! Linking up to From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. Enjoy your weekend :)

1. I always enjoy reading Mandy's blog Biblical Homemaking but was stopped in my tracks by this post, entitled "in the world but not of it". I think we've all probably felt that way: Is what I'm doing enough? Take a second and read her post. I hope you feel as encouraged as I did!

2. I am currently reading my 90th book of the year. Still hoping to hit the 100 mark by the end of the year. My mom, who is a super reader, has read over 110 this year already!

Pinned here.

3. Getting a massage this weekend! Super excited :)

4. I made this recipe from Taste of Home this past week. If you love the Chicken Enchilada Soup at Chili's then you will love this! It tastes almost identical.

5. How pretty is this?!

Pinned here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Polka dots

Love this polka dot top I got over the summer in Chicago! I really don't wear it enough. I may try it under a bright pink sweater I have as well...

Sweater: Old Navy
Polka dot shirt: Francesca's Collection
Pants: LC by Lauren Conrad from Kohls

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

J. Crew skirt

I've had this skirt from J. Crew Factory for a while now. I have had trouble finding tops to pair it with. Finally I had to call my mom and have her help me. Here's what we came up with.

Sweater: Ann Taylor Outlet
Skirt: J. Crew Factory
Tights: Forever 21

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

St. Charles, MO

My mom and I went on a shopping trip last weekend in St. Charles, MO, which is a historical town with so many neat shops and restaurants. We had such a great time! The inn we stayed at was so cool. Check it out.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Back to work

Hello there everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My mom and I went to St. Louis and stayed the night to do some shopping over the weekend. We had a great time! Pictures to come soon.

Below is a picture of the outfit I wore for family pictures last week. Am anxious to see how they turned out!

Dress: Gap
Vest: Kardashian Kollection from Sears
Necklace: J. Crew Factory

Friday, November 16, 2012

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday :) Linking up to From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday.

1. Mom and I are staying the night here in a few weeks. I can't wait! We plan on doing some Christmas shopping as well.

2. Going to see the newest Twilight movie this weekend! Looking forward to it plus a big bag of popcorn, pretzel M n M's and a Mello Yellow :)

3. I'm in charge of dessert this year at Thanksgiving. I made this pumpkin pie recipe last year and it turned out great. Plan on making it again! (Mine was not nearly as pretty as the one below though!)

4. We have family photos with my husband's side in a few weeks. I put together what I'm thinking about wearing on Polyvore.

Pinned here.

5. I really want to do something similar to this in our new house!

Pinned here.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Same sweater, different day

I knew I'd be wearing this sweater a lot. Here I am less than a week later and I'm wearing it to work again. It's the perfect cozy sweater!

Sweater: Gap Outlet
T-shirt: Old Navy
Scarf: Old Navy
Jeans: American Eagle
Watch: Fossil
Bracelet: Forever 21

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Girls sweater

This sweater is also from Gap, but from the little girls section. I bought it in an XXL online and kept my fingers crossed that it would fit. And it did :)

Sweater: Gap
Leggings: Maurices
Boots: borrowed from mom
Nail polish: eToile in "Periwinkle" (from my Birchbox)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Old sweater

I have had this sweater for probably 3 years now and this is the first time I've worn it! I have never been able to find anything it looks right with. I just threw it on over this button-up yesterday morning and was pretty happy with how it turned out.

Also, please continue to ignore all of the boxes in the background. We still haven't moved to our new house yet and are still in limbo at a rented duplex.

Button-up: American Eagle
Sweater: American Eagle
Jeans: American Eagle
Boots: Old Navy

Monday, November 12, 2012


My favorite part of this picture is Drakey in the background with his favorite stuffed animal, Robert. Yes, his stuffed animal has a name. It's a long story....

Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft
Vest: Kardashian Kollection from Sears
Pants: LC Lauren Conrad from Kohls
Necklace: J. Crew Factory

Friday, November 9, 2012

High Five for Friday

Linking up with From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

1. My husband sent me flowers this week for our anniversary :)

2. I've been reading this book in the morning's before work. Very good!

Buy here.

3. Plan on making these Double Chocolate and Espresso Cookies this weekend. They're a recipe from Giada De Laurentiis.

Pinned here.

4. I came across this post yesterday. I feel like she took the words right out of my mouth, describing the constant struggle between fitting in with the world and doing what Jesus calls you to do. Please take the time to read it!

5. My husband's birthday is next week. I ordered him his favorite sugar cookies. Shhhh! Don't tell :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Here is another cozy outfit that I will probably be wearing a lot. I love leggings and boots!

Sweater: Gap Outlet
Scarf: Old Navy
Leggings: Maurices
Watch: Fossil
Nail polish: Sephora OPI "New Year's Redsolutions"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Target outfit

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary on Saturday. Which of course means shopping at Target, right? :) I found this outfit below there. So comfy! I have a feeling I will be wearing this a lot.

Sweater: Target
Tights: Target
Watch: Target

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy 2nd Anniversary

Two years ago today I got married :) Can't believe it's been 2 years. Time has flown by! Best decision I've ever made in my life, for sure. Below are some pictures from our wedding day.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Another sweater

I purchased this sweater when I bought the pink polka dot one. This one is super soft and long enough to wear with leggings. I love it!

Sweater: Gap
Pants: LC Lauren Conrad from Kohl's
Necklace: Kohl's