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Friday, November 24, 2017
I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

Wow, I'm still full!  I may have eaten too much broccoli rice casserole.  Worth it!  #AmIRight?  I certainly have so much to be thankful for this year.  I'm certainly thankful for you!  I appreciate anyone who reads the blog and gives me a bit of their time.

I'm extra thankful this year for my little family.  It's our first official Thanksgiving as a family of four.  It's still so surreal to me that I'm a stay at home mom.  I'm grateful I get to pick Dax up from school and spend more than 2 hours a day with him and Briggs.  Seriously, when I worked full-time, I would spend about 2 hours each day with the kids.  That included getting them dressed and fed.  Heck, I want 2 hours of snuggles alone, not running around barking orders at my 5 year old and just stuffing a bottle in my baby's mouth.  I felt so disconnected from them and from my husband.  So today, I am so thankful for this new found time with my family.  I will not take it for granted and I will relish in it!

Friendsgiving Brunch Recap + Bundt Cake Bread Pudding

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
I'm going to be honest here, this is not much of a Friendsgiving Brunch Recap.  I forgot to take pictures!  Who, but me, plans a Brunch for her blog and forgets to take pictures?  Do better girl, do better.  

I was running late and chatting and cooking at the same time.  I totally forgot about pictures.  And what ended up happening?  I had a great time!  Funny how that happens when you are in the moment and not worried about social media or blogging.  But now I'm in deep regret mode.  I was able to get a couple of selfies with the homies at least!

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Rose Gold Jewelry

Monday, November 20, 2017
Rose Gold is so pretty and feminine.  I can't get enough of it, as evidenced here and here.  I love that even though it is a bit trendy now, it is still non-traditional and eye-catching.  The last jewelry Gift Guide I compiled did quite well (meaning it had a lot of page views) so I thought it was way past time to do another one. 

Here it is featuring Rose Gold Jewelry for the win!

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How To Make a Sensational Shortcut Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Friday, November 17, 2017

There needs to be a bit of a background here before I share the Shortcut Macaroni and Cheese recipe so that you don't judge me.  Well, you may still judge me but this blog is all about keeping it 100 and authentic so if you're here to judge, I'm sure I have lots of material for you.  Ha! 

I am one of those rare people who has no shame.  Ok, I have a little at times but for the most part, I do me, boo!  See above about keeping it 100.  So I may preach to the choir about how amazing Sara Bareilles is and then still jam out to Slave For You by ol' Brit Brit.  I will pair a killer ALC top with some Old Navy jeans and MIA ballet flats with a quickness.  I also love Starbucks on the regular but I buy instant coffee for the house quite often.  I do hi-lo in every aspect of life!  That's all I mean when I say I have no shame.  I just keep it real.

So using a box for Thanksgiving Mac and Cheese is just how I roll.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Best of Buffalo Plaid

Monday, November 13, 2017
You know someone who loves buffalo plaid.  I know someone who loves buffalo plaid (I'm into the black and white version myself).  It's such a "thing" for Christmas!  How festive and cute do ladies look in an oversize red and black check button down tunic with leggings and UGGs?  Pretty darn cute!  And how cozy is it to be wrapped up all snuggly warm in big, black and white check throw blanket.  Pretty darn cozy!  

Those images that are now in your head totally evoke the cold weather, Holidays and Christmas.  I just know it.  I also know that gifts in a buffalo plaid print will still be hot this year.  Trending, I tell ya.

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Natch, I scoured the interwebs so you wouldn't have to.  Hey, it's my job.  You have your very own gift shopper here.  Utilize me.  Looking for something specific?  Email me here or ask away on Twitter.

I found so many super cute buffalo plaid gifts that this Gift Guide ended up being pretty busy and full of great items!  There are gifts for almost everyone including babies, moms, uncles, coworkers, and furbabies even (like this cute pet collar)!  More great finds below so shop away!

My Fall Mom Uniform + 5 Coziest Fall Sweaters

Friday, November 10, 2017
I live in this outfit.  It has been on repeat now that the mornings here in North Texas are cooler, meaning I wear it about once a week.  This outfit formula (oversize sweater + jeans + kicks = comfy cute) is my go-to drop off the kid at school in the morning uniform, especially when I run errands right after.  I do break out the leggings as well but I have more jeans in my closet than leggings. Crazy right?