Have you heard of Fitbit? It’s sorta like a pedometer in that it tracks your steps, but it does so much more than that. My husband ordered Fitbits back in December for us. You wear the little tracker during the day as well as at night and it will track your steps, stairs climbed, calories, weight, and sleep. There is an iPhone app that it works with where you can enter the food you eat throughout the day. In addition they have a scale that syncs up with everything so you know your BMI. You can set up weight loss goals and it will tell you what your calories should be for the day to lose weight by a certain period of time. You can also add how many glasses of water you’ve had.

The MOST interesting aspect for me is how it tracks sleep. After having used the Fitbit for the last few months I have determined if I am awakened anytime between 12a and 2a I will definitely be dragging the next day. If I somehow manage to not be awakened during that time I seem to be fine. It’s quite interesting. Here’s a bit of the data on me in case you are interesting in what the dashboard looks like.


I will tell you that night of sleep that I’m showing you in the picture…I was not just dragging the next day, I was downright grumpy.

For the record, Fitbit didn’t pay for any of this, we bought it ourselves. ­čÖé

Highlight of My Life

This stuff, ladies, is a must have for glowing dewy looking skin! ELF Shimmering Facial Whip is $1 and boy does it do so much more than a dollar’s worth to your makeup routine. I apply this to the tops of my cheek bones, corners of my eyes, bridge of my nose and right above my upper lip. It’s fantastic! And what’s there to lose… $1???┬áELF

In with the Oversized

I have ALWAYS been a person who prefers their clothing on the looser side. ┬áMy husband CAN NOT stand this about me… he would like for me to wear a bandage dress around the house all day every day. That is just not me. Right now I am really digging the trend of the oversized tee! It fits right into my comfort zone and allows me to stay right on trend at the same time. Here are a few that I think would look pretty good hanging in my closet.


Target, Short Sleeved Tee with Sheer Front
Old Navy, Pocket Crewneck Tee
Forever 21, Oversized Striped Tee
Gap, Luxe Jersey Baseball Tee
Forever 21, Colorblocked Dolman Top
LOFT, Star Jacquard Wedge Tee Blouse

Dying to Ombre

From the moment I laid eyes on this on the shelf of Wally World I have been DYING to try it. I haven”t come up with the courage yet, but I will. I have pretty much done every thing there is to do to your hair at home previously, so I have no idea why this scares me….but it does. Anyone tried it?? Anyone??




Sandal Weather

I’m ready for sandal weather aren’t yall? I believe these may have to be a purchase in the very near future for me, but which color to choose!

Mossimo Nina Braided Strap Thong, Target

Current Favorite Kids Books

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We are big time kids books readers over here. Books before nap time, books before bedtime and in between. We are always on the hunt for good books. Just for reference I have a 4 year old and a not quite 2 year old. The 2 year old LOVES LOVES the Pete the Cat books with a passion. Literally he sees those books and squeals in delight.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Press Here My friend Kristina introduced me to this one and it’s just SO FUN because it’s very interactive.
This Moose Belongs to Me Anything Oliver Jeffers is a hit in our house, we have all of his books.
Dragons Love Tacos
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money This is fantastic for teaching about money.
Those Darn Squirrels!
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems Mo Willems of Don’t Let the Pigeon..and Knuffle Bunny fame (of which we highly recommend all of those as well)
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

For Your Guy

A while back I ended up with an Anthony for Men sample in my Sephora bag and I asked my husband if he wanted to try it out or throw it away. He said he’d try it. A little while after that we received a package from Amazon with some more of the Anthony for Men products and I was all oh I guess you liked that stuff huh? Turns out he loves it. So if you are looking for a last minute Valentine idea, this might be it!

Anthony For Men Logistics The Perfect Shave

However on the flip side if I get women’s shaving gel for my legs for Valentine’s Day, pissed I tell you, pissed!

Simple Necklaces

I don’t know what it is lately but I’ve been moving away from the chunky statement necklaces that I’ve always been drawn to. I seem to be eyeing more simple necklaces as opposed to crazy attention grabbing ones. These are all currently fav’d for me on Etsy.

red tribal necklace
3 brass rectangle necklace
Minimalist Geometric Gold Bar Necklace
Brass Necklace Artisan Brass Necklace with Hammered Arcs- Astor
Gold Chevron Necklace
Blue Lace Agate Geode necklace
Long Tribal Necklace
Gold Clear Double Faceted Crystal Bar Necklace
Gold Arrow Chevron Necklace

Foot Yoga

I came across these by chance and they have changed my life in the last few years, so I will┬ádivulge┬ámy secret. ┬áSanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flops are for reals the best thing that has ever been on my foot. When I HAVE to wear another pair of shoes, I will, but reluctantly. Then I count the seconds until my feet and these shoes can be reunited again. ┬áThe soles are the same texture and consistency of a very squishy yoga mat and the straps are super soft. I could walk for hours in these flops and have no complaints regarding my footwear. They come in many varieties and colors, but my personal fav are the leopard print…. I think they go with everything. Leopard is totally a neutral, at least in my book!


Sky High Hair

In Texas big hair is where it’s at, y├íll. I was not blessed with luscious thick locks that naturally plump up the way every Texas girl dreams. My super duper fine hair lays like a limp noodle on my head unless I do a lot, I mean A LOT, of jerseylicious style teasing. Enter hair styling powder. I was first introduced to this in the form of ┬áOsis Dust It┬áand while I love this product it’s a little steep for my taste as far as price goes for such a tiny container. Low and ┬ábehold I have found an almost identical product for under $5! Got2B Volumizing Styling Powder is the BEST! It gives the same effect of the much more expensive powder for a fraction of the cost. I can sprinkle a little of this at my roots and massage or tease it in a little and voila!