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Introducing V-Necks & Vices: A New Blog

Friday, August 25, 2017
This little blog, The Cocooners, may not have a lot of traffic or a lot of readers or a lot of anything else, but it does have my passion.  Through the years it has definitely evolved.  It was always personal but lately, the tone is way more about family and kiddos.  And I'm good with that.  I hope you are!

However, fashion is my first love.  She was here before the husband and the kids and I love her!  So, in order for me to make sure my love for fashion and style is expressed "fully and joyfully" (inside joke quoting the belly dancing twins), I decided to start a new blog with a focus on fashion, styling, parties and indulgences, aka V-Necks and Vices.  

The Cocooners is still here and I'll continue sharing lifestyle posts, recipes and family oriented content.  I hope you enjoy reading both blogs from time to time and as always, thank you so much for your support in reading, shopping and clicking your little hearts out!

5 Hacks to Help Survive Busy Mornings with Kids

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
I was chit chatting with a couple of co-workers about how I am not a morning person and telling them about how I get the kiddos ready in the morning and they said one of my "hacks" was brilliant. They were going to put the information in their back pocket for when they have kids.  It got me thinking:  I should share this information in the hopes that I can help even one soul have an easier morning especially with kiddos starting school and going back to school.

The Best Things To Buy At Target with $60

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
As you may know we had a Giveaway that ended Monday and now I can announce the winner.  Drumroll...


Louder with the drumroll...


Seriously, our winner is Michelle James!  Congratulations!!  Now check your email, get your eCards, head to Target, get you your fancy, high calorie coffee confection of choice at the Starbucks inside and go shopping!  Well, that's a mouthful if you say it out loud.

I thought it would be cool to compile a well-rounded shopping lists in case our lovely winner, or anyone else, needed some inspo on how to spend $60 at Target.  So it's not the $250 you normally spend when your budget was $100 (#amiright) but $60 can get you far.  Let's see how far it can get with a few self-care items.  

Goals, Golden Summer & Giveaway {Closed}

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Today is my birthday!

I love birthdays no matter how old I get (so far), ha!  I have to say however, that it can be a time of reflection and self-assessment.  So with my birthday this year, I'm jumping on the "post your goals on the blog" bandwagon, mainly for accountability.  It is written and shared.  This helps me be more accountable to myself and accountable to my readers.  I'm just sharing a short list of 5 goals for now.

End of Summer Sales and Steals

Monday, August 7, 2017
School is about to start and that means Fall is right around the corner.  The retail (especially fashion) industry really likes to push new seasonal items so of course, before the current season is even over, you can find tons of items on sale so they can make room for the new stuff.  With that, I found some great end of season deals.  August is a great time to shop for summer deals and for the coming Fall season.  It also happens to be my birthday month so I do enjoy August quite a bit!

Instagram Update: August 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017
It's Friday, ladybugs and male ladybugs (which are still called ladybugs, right?  So I guess there's no need for differentiation...).  I'm so easily distracted, lol... ok, so Happy Friday guys!!  I'm ready for this one.  It's been a long week.  Little Briggs hasn't been sleeping great and I am exhausted... 

I'm so proud of myself for keeping my promise to you to post more.  Remember from here?  I'm hoping in the next few weeks I keep this momentum going and really push out some great content for you guys (#goals).  

I'm sure you could use some distraction, like me, so here's what I've been up to on Instagram.

Feeling glowy and golden rockin' a Mohawk bun. Would you guys be interested in a tutorial on how to do a Mohawk bun??  If so, let me know in the comments.  The sweater is one I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (this color is sold out but black and pink are in stock!)