What We Wore Wednesday

We may not be the best bloggers lately (that pesky life thing gets in the way sometimes), but we still have to get dressed most of the time.  Here’s what we’ve been wearing…

Rhonda-

Tee // Leggings [not online, custom made] // Shoes // Earrings [not online]

Cage Bra // Tee [men’s from Marshall’s, not online] // Earrings

Tee // Shorts // Sandals

Tee // Shorts [target, no longer online] // Sandals // Earrings

 

Ashley-

Shirt // Shorts // Earrings

Shirt (similar) // Skirt (similar)  // Earrings

Growing Up On Glendale

If you’ve been following along at all, you guys know that we recently moved. Like last weekend – recent. It was a much need and long anticipated move. We needed more space and to be in an area of town where we could plant roots and prepare to see the kiddos grow for years to come. Also, we just needed more space. Our house was TINY!

I’m so happy to have this new chapter of our lives laying out before us, but I am feeling a little nostalgic for all the memories that we left behind on Glendale Road.

Cooper was just six months old when we moved in there in August of 2013. Sophie came home from the hospital to our little house on Glendale. And even though Cooper is now just five and Sophie is only almost three, these two will have solid memories of our time spent on Glendale. I wanted to celebrate all those memories and make a little milestone post showing how they’ve grown up over the years that we lived there.

I tried to find a picture from the beginning of each year and one from the end. All these pictures were taken in or outside our house. I will always look back on them and treasure our time there.

6 Month old Coop!
First Birthday and Second Christmas at this house!
The year my bubs became a BIG BROTHER! Look how much he changed that year!
I mean, can you even handle how he puts his little protective hand on her??
Little Ms Sass Pants! 2017 was also the year that Coop started giving me a hard time taking pictures.
See? Coop still wasn’t feeling the whole group picture vibe. You can read his feelings all over his face. However, by this summer he was starting to get better. Sophie has always been up for a photo opportunity!

I can’t with these babies and the way they insist on growing older. Please excuse me while I cry over here. And thank you so much for going down memory lane with me.

We had a blast living on Glendale….but I can’t wait to see and experience life in our new home!

Eat Happy : Southwest Style Burgers

Hi there.  Welcome back! We’re doing a weekly series that publishes every Thursday wherein we are cooking through one of our FAVE cookbooks : Eat Happy! If you missed the intro post you can click on over here to read that.

We are starting with the very first recipe and working our way all the way through to the end. We will not be sharing with you the actual recipes that we cook. We WILL be sharing our experience during the whole process and our opinion of the outcome. So thanks for stopping by…and let’s dive in to this week’s recipe shall we?


I was excited to make this one… because who doesn’t love a burger? I know I sure do! 🙂

As always, this recipe was uncomplicated and not surprisingly, I had all the ingredients for this particular one on hand! To say I enjoy southwest flavors is an understatement. They are in regular rotation when it comes to meals I eat.

My least favorite part about making burgers? The getting your hands down in the meat and squishing it around to mix all the ingredients and then form the patties. Anyone else feel the same way??

I pan fried these to get a nice sear on the outside and then stuck them in the oven to finish up.

I think they turned out freaking delicious – and I don’t know why this was my first time making this particular recipe! I’ve for sure been missing out.

I added a fried egg to go along with my burger patties…and it was the perfect compliment. For sure don’t mess up this delicious burger with a bun. It’s unnecessary and would totally screw up that whole “no sugar no grains” thing I’ve got going on when it comes to what I eat! 😉

What do you guys think? Have you ever had a southwest style burger?

Dream Home Dream Board : Family/Flex Room (by Ashley)

Hey y’all haaaay! I hope that you are having a fabulous Tuesday. 🙂 By the time this posts we will have spent three nights in our new home which I’m pretty darn excited about.

After spending close to three years looking for the perfect house and neighborhood in which to plant and grow our little family we have FINALLY found what I will lovingly refer to as our dream home.

While the bones of this house are just what my dreams were made of – we have a ton of work to do in the way of furnishing this little babe. I recently read this post on one of my favorite blogs, Whimsical September, wherein she talked about how she has a ‘dream book’ for her new home. She gives each room a page and writes down a list of things that she wants to eventually add to the room in order to fulfill the vision that she has for it. It’s a way for her to remember things she’s thought of when it comes time to actually buy those things. Because, like me and I’m sure most of you – she can’t just go out and buy all the things all at once. 😉

I thought that her idea was just … such a great idea! So much so that I’m kinda replicating that here on the blog. 🙂 I’m a visual person – so I like the idea of an inspiration board which is what I plan on doing for each room in my house.

And really what better platform than to do it here on the blog where I can store links to the pieces I find and also drag you guys along for the journey?! 😉


So first things first, we are going to tackle/talk about our family / flex room. This little room is right beside our kitchen and along with the kitchen/dining area is the first space that you see when you enter our house. The outside door that you enter through is actually the back door of the house, but it’s going to function as our front door since that’s where the driveway leads to. 🙂

Without further adieu – here is my dream board and a breakdown list of all products shown!

  1. Classic Ultra Standard Sofa  
  2. Carlyle Tufted Chaise
  3. 4-Cube Vertical Organizer Shelf 13″ – Threshold™
  4. Quadra 71″ Tall Bookcase – Finish – Corliving
  5. Orourke Ivory/Navy Area Rug

Now, obviously these are not alll the things that I would need to fill up this room. BUT – these five things in that room along with the belongings like toys and books/dvds that we have would definitely give it a finished(ish) look! I think that choosing and implementing home decor is a continually evolving process, but it’s always nice to have your bigger pieces set in place for good. 🙂

What are we going to use this room for? Well, we have a regular living room – and I think that this room was actually meant to be a formal dining area which we have no use for – soo this is basically going to be the kids’ hangout space for when Coop wants to play video games or they want to watch a TV show that we are not interested in or for a place for them to hang while I’m spending time doing mom/adult things in the kitchen. I also want to store some of their toys down there to cut down on the dragging of toys up and down the stairs throughout the day! There’s a window that juts out from the house at the front of this room where I want to put that cube storage piece under the window to serve as toy storage. I’m thinking that I could even put a cushion on top and let is double as extra seating.

That’s my little fancy hand drawn look at the room layout I had in mind.

What do you guys think? How do you execute your home decor ideas?

Life Lately

Hey hey!  Welcome back to our little corner of the web.  We are so grateful that some of you return time and time again.  If you’re new here, welcome!  Go back and read older posts to see what we are all about.

Twice a month, we like to tell you what’s been going on in our worlds.  Now, let’s take a look at life lately.

Rhonda-

The last couple of weeks have been such a blur, but have been pretty good to me!  Really, I have been spending a lot of my time building my businesses and organizing the house….with a little shadow all up under me.

For once, we got an opportunity for a date night.  It’s getting easier now that Claudia has a couple friends on our street that she spends a lot of time with and the boys are old enough to fly solo for a couple of hours.  We went to Capital Grille in downtown Fort Worth.  I highly recommend eating there if you have one near you!.

Because Claudia has been super clingy lately, most of my activities involve her.  I have been making the most of it and enjoying my time with her.  We have spent time in the sun and have done our makeup together.  I wanted a girl for so long and boy, did I get it.  She is the girly girl I always wanted.

She has done all my work with me, helping me make videos on social media, packing orders, and “organizing” (that means she plays with her toys all up under me while I organize…and that I later am tripping on Barbies).

This past weekend, I took a super rare girls night out to the Stockyards with my friend Natalia.  We have never spent any time one-on-one and it was so much fun.  We went to a Terri Clark show, but I was really just there for the drinks.  Turns out Terri is pretty good, so that was a nice bonus.

Let’s see what Ashley has been up to!

Ashley-

Heeey you guys.  🙂 What’s been going on in my world? Well, we have for sure been enjoying the sun, sand, and water from wherever we can get it. We haven’t had a chance to go to the beach in a couple weeks, but we’ve been taking advantage of the park and my parents back yard!

Per usual, there has been lots and lots of shopping happening. We have been getting ready for our new house PLUS back to school shopping AND regular day to day shopping. Let’s just say Sophie and I have been in heaven. 😉

Speaking of back to school stuff, I took both kids to go get their hair cut. Cooper has been getting regular hair cuts since shortly after his first birthday, but this was little Soso’s FIRST hair cut ever. At the ripe ole age of 2 and three quarters I decided it was time to trim those scraggly ends. 😉 She was over joyed at finally getting a chance to sit in the chair. And she did really well with keeping still and not fussing. I mean, no one can compete with the perfection that is Cooper Grice in a hair cut chair BUT Sophie did really well. LOL Seriously though, Coop has always behaved so well during haircuts. Anyway, I almost teared up watching Soso get her hair cut – but we all escaped tear free and with two little babes who now have much more manageable hair!

This weekend we packed up and loaded up our house to move everything to our new forever home! It was sooo much work, but sooo worth it!

To say that we are exhausted from all the moving is a YUGE understatement, but we’re thoroughly enjoying our new bigger and better surroundings. Even if I had to yell no less than a million times,  ” STOP RUNNING ON THE STAIRS. GO SLOOOW.”

 

What about you guys? How has your summer been going?

What We Wore Wednesday

Hey y’all! Welcome back to What We Wore Wednesday which is a weekly post that we do showing you guys some of the outfits we wore. 🙂 We are super glad you’re here. Leave us a comment and let us know if you found some inspiration or even if you didn’t. 😉 We just love chatting with you guys.

 

Rhonda-

Tank // Shorts  // Earrings

Tank // Shorts // Shoes // Earrings

Tank [Target, not online] // Shorts // Shoes // Earrings [Nickel & Suede, not available]

Top [Ross] // Shorts // Shoes // Earrings

Dress // Shoes [not online, not even sure of brand]

Ashley –

Shirt // Shorts // Earrings

Jacket // Shirt [Kohl’s not available] // Pants // Earrings

Shirt // Shorts // Earrings

 

Ashley’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

If you’re anything like me, and follow bloggers on Instagram or on their actual blogs… you are probably aware of this little Anniversary Sale that Nordstrom has going on right now. There are a lot of fashion bloggers out there who just go cray and buy a crap ton of stuff. Unfortunately we are not THAT fancy around here yet, but I couldn’t help but be swayed to shop a little due to the inundation of posts about the sale that are filling up my social media feeds!

What is Nordstrom? It’s an online and brick and mortar retailer that sells all kinds of clothing and home goods. Basically it is a department store that sells name brand things that are usually out of the average shopper’s price range, but during their annual Anniversary Sale – you can get things like a pair of Hunter Rain boots at a fraction of the original price! It’s just honestly a great time to stock up on some basics that will last you for years without having to pay that shocking full price.

While there are a TON of things that I want from the sale, I’m going to keep it real real and show you the few things I’m actually getting. 😉

And, as I said above – the sale opened to public access on July 20th – so there are a lot of things that are sold out. However, I would suggest go ahead and add them to your wish list, because they are continually restocking items!

Anddd – speaking of wish lists –  if you’re interested these are some things that are on MY wish list to scoop up whenever they are restocked which MAY be after the sale ends on August 5th – but I’ve been coveting them for a while now so I’ll pay full price for them. 🙂

Aiden Wedge Sneaker

( Sale $79.80 // Original $119.95 )
[size 10, 11, & 12 still available at sale price]

Flashback Sneaker – ADDIDAS

( Sale $67.90 // Original $90.00 )
[ Sizes 5 & 5.5 still available at sale price]

What are you guys’ picks? Have you shopped the Anniversary Sale before?

 

Cute Finds: Toddler Girl Clothes on Amazon

Hey you guys! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Hopefully at the time that you’re reading this – we are moved into our house. While I’m writing this, I just found out that some things happened that could possibly delay our closing for 3-4 days which SUCKS … so I decided to console my little broken heart with some good ole retail therapy!

Honestly this whole thing started with a dress I saw on an instagram account I follow which then turned into a whole wormhole of digging through some CUTE stuff on Amazon after realizing said cute dress was on Amazon!

So anyway, here I am sulking and sharing with you some super cute things I found for my little Soso. I realize we are now all thinking of preparing for fall and winter wardrobes so maybe your little girl’s summer wardrobe is stocked – BUT I really think that most these pieces will transition well into the fall with some cute jackets and tights. Not to mention here in Mississippi – we don’t get fall weather until late November. 😉

I hope you enjoy!

Hongshilian Unisex Kids Cute Cartoon Cotton Sweater Shirt

$11.99

Fiream Girls Cotton Long Sleeve Dress 

$14.88

ALLureLove Cute Little Girls Short Sleeve Plaid Checked Party Princess Dresses 2-7 Years

$9.99

Jobakids Girls Summer Cotton Sleeveless Casual Dress

$14.99

HILEELANG Little Girls Cotton Dress Short Sleeves Casual Summer Striped Printed Shirt

$14.99


What do you guys think? Did you immediately add any of these to your carts? I can’t wait to see Sophie in that striped / rainbow plane dress!

 

Eat Happy: Chili Lime Flat Iron Steak

Hi there.  Welcome back! We’re doing a weekly series that publishes every Thursday wherein we are cooking through one of our FAVE cookbooks : Eat Happy! If you missed the intro post you can click on over here to read that.

We are starting with the very first recipe and working our way all the way through to the end. We will not be sharing with you the actual recipes that we cook. We WILL be sharing our experience during the whole process and our opinion of the outcome. So thanks for stopping by…and let’s dive in to this week’s recipe shall we?


Hey y’all hey. It’s after five and I am FINALLY sitting down to write this blog. And listen. Let’s be real honest. I literally just cooked this bad boy about 30 (ish)  minutes ago. The steak was rubbed down around one and marinated all afternoon though.

And then also – I don’t know if you guys are regulars or if you’ve been here from the beginning of this series, BUT if you are, you may remember how I mentioned that I’m just not a big fan of big slabs of meat. I know, I know. That sounds silly. It’s how I roll though.

The flavors of this dish are allllll up my alley. Obviously, while I was making it I was having fantasies of letting it chill then slicing it super thin and making a taco with it. A taco minus the actual taco of course. A taco bowl. You know: a little bit of shredded lettuce, some guac, salsa, cheese, sour cream, and black olives. YUM

Did I just commit some kind of steak treason? 😉 ALSO, I did not garnish with cilantro. It’s fo sho not my thing. I hate how it smells and tastes. Anyone else feel that way about cilantro?

A little confession: Because I never cook slabs of mean – I’m a little insecure about how my steak looks. Thinking of sharing these pictures makes me just as nervous as the idea of posting a picture of myself in a bikini. LOL Be kind and gentle with me and when you think your steak judgy-ments.

But yeah. I did the damn thing and cooked this steak. It is super delicious. I will not lie though – I ate a couple pieces then stuck it in the fridge to chill and decimate with my taco idea later on tonight. 🙂 🙂

And as always – Anna’s recipes are simple and easy to follow. I cannot ever express how much I appreciate that. This one was so simple that I could for sure come home and tackle it in a reasonable amount of time with little effort on a busy week night which is a major plus when you have to corral and take care of a five and two year old. But what I appreciate the most? The fact that I can feel good about putting this meal in my body since there are no sugars or grains in it.

Thanks so much for coming by today! Tell me, how do YOU feel about slabs of meat? If you have Eat Happy, have you cooked this recipe yet?

 

 

What We Wore Wednesday

Haaay it’s  W E D N E S D A Y which is pretty much one of our favorite days of the week. We’re super pumped for our Wine Wednesday Live show over on our Facebook page. It starts at 9pm – so make sure you go like our page and set notifications to ‘ all ‘ so that you get a reminder when we jump on live!

Not only does Wednesday mean it’s time for #winewednesday , but it also means that we are here to show you what we’ve been wearing over the past week!

Ashley –

I’m in the middle of moving so I packed up all my N&S Earrings except my black and leopard pair which have managed to match any outfit I put on. I mean. That’s probably because I wear a lot of black and neutrals BUT I feel like if you’re in the market for some N&S Earrings and want something to match most any outfit – get the Leopard and Solid Back. 

Shirt // Shorts -from TJMaxx [similar] // Earrings

Cardigan // Shirt // Shorts // Earrings 

Chambray Button Up // Tee // Pants//Shoes [Kohl’s-not online]// Earrings

Cardigan // Tee // Pants // Earrings

This Tee is a Luxe Tee from Old Navy and they are on sale for under ten dollars! Go grab them in all the colors! I have several. LOVE them. 

Rhonda –

Cardigan // Tank // Shorts // Earrings

Top // Shorts [Target, no longer available] // Earrings