Lime Light Palooza Weekend

Hey all you lovely people,

   It’s definitely been a hot minute since I’ve posted. Life has had me so busy. I’m not sure about all you but my life could pass as a reality show, it never slows down and something intresting is always happening. No seriously, I don’t think you would actually believe everything that goes on in my life. 

Kutos to all the mamas and women who live and breathe blogging, all other social platforms and having a life. I’m not getting paid for it so I’m not gonna try to juggle so hard, but as much as I do already is a lot to keep up with. I’m not really sure how they do it, but good for them, I applaud all of you.

 So this weekend was quite eventful. It started on the Thursday for my family and myself. I was supposed to attend a training for  the Lime Light by Alcone Palooza. I brought the hubs and we left our kiddos (for the first time) to say with their grandparents till Sunday.

Leaving them for the first time over night(s) was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do as a parent.I’m sure other parents would have said the same) it’s not like they were down the road or anything. They would be 5 hrs away for like 4 Days. I made sure to have a full face of makeup on so I wouldn’t cry the moment they left me. Now I had watery eyes the entire time but only one tear fell, so I think I handled it pretty well, if I do say so mself. I felt a whirl of emotions, but mostly heartbreak. I knew they’d have fun and be okay, it was probably harder on me than any of them, but still hurt. Though, I won’t lie it was refreshing to have just my husband to myself, to go and do things just us like old times.

It was nice just being able to go into places and not take an hour to get a few things; I’d normally be getting everyone out, chasing kids, trying to focus and find what I need, handling meltdowns, getting completely side tracked, forgetting what I came for and getting everyone loaded back up. Its a job itself. So to go in and get out so quick was quit nice.

Like I mentioned earlier, I was supposed to be at Palooza Friday and Saturday. Though, I only made registration on Thursday night. Most of you probably dont know I have some anxiety problems. No, I dont take anything, no I haven’t been actually diagnosed but I know what a panic attack is. 

The first day, just getting to Austin for the event and being in the city made me super uncomfortable. I grew up in the suburbs of Dallas but since moving away I don’t exactly enjoy being back around loads of people. So after 10 minutes of looking for parking and walking how ever many blocks just to get to the hotel where this was taking place, then people everywhere already had my nerves on alert.

I don’t exactly know why I stress out and get so nervous but after my first episode back in 2012, it was so bad (story for another time), haven’t had one like it since but definitely not been the same since. I’ve really become more conservative, more of a loner and not good with large groups of people weather I know them or not. I get nervous/ anxious, just can’t handle it like I used too. 

Thursday night it started to happen. I was having a nice time with my husband, we had registered and found our hotel, dropped everything off, were now getting dinner. It was getting harder to breathe, my heart was pounding and my chest was starting to hurt. The anxiety was back. I can guarantee it was the city and first time being away from my babies like this.

Friday morning, I woke up fine but when Brandon and I went to breakfast and it was back. So I decided I would not attend my classes and just spend the day relaxing with the hubby. We shopped, went sight seeing and saw a movie. Also just bout got shot on our way to the hotel. There was lots of  construction in front of the hotel and some idiot kid trying to cut everyone else waved and point his gun as he passed, as if that was a good enough reason to cut everyone off. I bet he would have made his mom so proud… not.  For one of the most liberal city’s, this was a tad bit shocking, sure I’d expect this behavior in Monroe buy not Austin….Dangerous and Rude.

Anyways, as we got to our hotel Brandon and I were a tad shook up and angry about this encounter still. Saturday came about and we decided to just go ahead and make the 2 hr drive to Sea World to let lose and have fun, not to mention it has been about 5+ years since we had enjoyed a good roller coaster. It had been a long time since either one of us had been there. 

I didn’t make the palooza but I don’t feel I missed out on all that much. I got to spend so much needed alone time with my husband just us two and I’m very thankful for that. We got to strengthed our relationship and bond making memories, having him around helped take some anxiety away. I believe if he wouldn’t have came with me I would have been a miserable mess.

Our boys of course had fun with the Grands and I guess they were excited to see us but maybe a little mad too, BC neither one of them acted too excited to be reunited. Lol Branton actually tried to go back to his B-paw before we left. 

Things are still a little crazy due to the moving process, but I’m hoping within a month things will maybe calm down a bit.

Xoxo, 

Britt

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5 Must have Buckle summer inspired looks

Happy Sunday,

Quick question! Who all thought I made a typo? I make a bunch, I just get too excited and don’t double check as often as I should. Now who all thought I just couldn’t count? Yeah uhh huh, I gotcha didn’t I?! Haha well, 1 point for me. I didn’t miss count, the fifth look you can scroll down for, its swim wear…but the hubs wasn’t down for me to model it for ya. Can’t say I blame him lol.

Anyways here 5 super cute looks to try for yourself this summer. One for every occasion. I’d also like to add you can shop all these looks with the help of an online stylist! Here’s the link!

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Dress: Billabong

Bralette: BKE

Shoes: farylrobin


2.

Shirt: Billabong

Vest: Brandon Thomas

Leggings: BKE core

Shoes: Solely Black by BKE

3.

Shirt: The Lightest Blonde

Pants: Gilded Intent

Shoes: Roan

4.

Bralette: BKR

Shirt: En Crēme

Skirt/ shorts: Coco + Jaimeson

Shoes: Not Rated

5.

Kimono: Coco + Jaimeson

Bikini: Becca

Shoes: farylrobin

Xoxo,

Britt

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A Few Of My Favorite Things + GIVEAWAY

Hi friends,

 I just want to share a few of my favorite things, more of phyical this time, to share more about myself. A little bit of this and a little bit of that! Get through the list have a little surprise for ya😉.

1.     Tie between Lorac & Tarte

Haha yes the first thing is makeup. When I wear it I’ve noticed it can really give me an extra shot of confidence and a feel good attitude for the day. You wont look your best until you feel your best.

2.   Hell And High Water

I’m not even kidding, these shirts are so comfortable! I literally live in them. I have a more edgy style most days, so their perfect. Not to mention a portion of money on your sale goes to a good cause supporting kids who are well, going through hell and high water. No I’m not getting paid or anything for sharing, just love all my H&HW shirts.

3. Ottis Spunkmeyer Muffins

Oh my goodness! You haven’t had a muffin until you’ve had one of these! Suprisingly I like them all but the chocolate with chocolate chips are the BEST! Just add a chilled cup of orange juice and my morning is made.

4. Crochet

Not many people know I really enjoy crocheting. So happy my Granny Rita taught me when I was little. Its a good outlet to chill out and has taught me a bit of patience.

5. Crocs

Funny to think how much I prematurly hated these things. Everything about them, they ugliest things I had ever seen. Then I had to quickly find shoes one day to step outside and my husbands Croce were the only things around. From that instant I was in love with them and decided I needed a pair. I wear them all the time now… #momswag

6. Yoga

Guilty again of prematurely judging. I just seemed to think there was nothing too it. So when I was invited over and over again and finally tried it I loved it. Found it was a little more difficult than what I had imagined.

7Wood

I love the smell of it, the look of it and anything built or made from it. Always have, i just got lucky to have married a man that owns a dock and deck company.

8. Lists

Now I’m not OCD or anything but have a little bit of an organized streak in me I guess. Have always like making lists and following written directions to the T.

9. Hats

I’m a little obsessed. Most days you’ll find me wearing a ball cap but love me a big floppy hat too. Been a little more concerned about staying outta the sun lately.

10. Iced Lemon Pound cake

Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake! My goodness, tried my first one when I was in middle school and feel in love. Can not go to Starbucks and not have me a slice!

So in honor of me loving Hell and High Water clothing so much I’ve asked them if they’d be willing to collaborate with me. Well they so graciously agreed to a GIVEAWAY! Head over to the insta account for the details!

Xoxo,

Britt

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Unusual place to shop

Hi all!

Tractor Supply. Yep, a pretty unusual place to shop, well for clothes at least for me. I mean I’m there all the time with my husband getting, well nuts,bolts, or whatever he’s there for. But not gonna lie I have been secretly digging their women’s apperal! Okay and their Hot Pink rubber boots! Those have got the be the cutest ones I’ve ever seen and they were 20 Bucks, seriously go get cha some. They look like this. Here is one of their tops I’m loving. At the moment I’ve really been into the dark army green, which may be mostly why I’m so into it. Though the strappy top and soft fabric are great too.

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Britt

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Shirt –Como Vintage $26

Leggings – Forever 21  $4

Boots – Qupid ankle boots  $37

New Year Eve Look makeup + outfit

Ba Bye 2016, it was fun while it lasted and so much has changed but time to move on. Looking back I have so much to be thankful for and can say I’m truly blessed, I’m sure you can say the same.

So these New Year resolutions. Do you participate? I never have I always thought they were silly or irrelevant because most never stick to them.  My husband has convinced me to do some this year. I’d tell you but I dont want to jinks myself in my own superstition.

Anyways here was my new years eve outfit and makeup! Wishing everyone a Great New Beginning!

Xoxo,

Britt

Deets:

Beanie – TP Outdoors

Sweatshirt – Forever21

Highwaisted Skinnies – Fashion Nova

Fringe Booties – Not Rated

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Ootd: go to

My style is so simple mom right now. Its like, yeah I want to wear nicer things more often than not, but let’s be real. Im a boy mom of two, one being a toddler and the other being 6 months, haha uhm no, not an option. Maybe if I had a nanny or something but we can’t afford a full time one, not that I even want one. So for now some of my favorite go to outfits consist of button up and v-necks with leggings or high waisted skinnies. So super simple everyday run around town with the littles.

This one is just that!

Details:

Denim Button Up – Tractor Supply

Black Leggings – Forever21

Booties – Fashion Nova

Power Rangers DIY Costume

Hey all!

This one has been sitting here for a bit. To be honest i kind if forgot about doing this post. So here it is late but better than never, just wanted to share a quick DIY with you today! As some of you might have seen, we went with a halloween family theme again this year, as Power Rangers. This was Brantley’s chosen them, he’s a but obsesssed with the Power Rangers at the moment. I would aso like to shot out to the hubs, good job babe for actually prticipating! On to the tutorial.This was fairly simple to achieve.

What you need: 

  • (Optional) Clothing dyes
  • Shirt & (Optional) Leggings
  • Felt
  • Hot glue 
  • (Optional) tube socks (over the ankle but not knee)

Basically, I couldn’t find the right color shades or the right sizes for hubs and baby, so I figured instead of buying to settle why not save money and make it myself. So for the boys I took white shirts they already had and dyed them.

Next I cut out diamonds from the felt and hot glue them down. And Ta-Da you have a quick Halloween outfit. I did decided to do a little more on the baby’s and add the cuffs to mine since it was a long sleeve.

Xoxo,

-Britt

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Happy Thanks Giving


Hey friends! 

Today is the day we’ve all been ,well not patiently, waiting for to stuff our faces! I hope your getting to spend it with all your loved ones, and getting to make some precious wonderful memories while celebrating those much loved holiday traditions. But as I come wishing you all a happy tasteful day, I just want to remind you of what this day is ment for.

 It’s more than just a good time and food. It’s the time to come together to be grateful and give thanks. I realize the end of the year holidays are exciting and merry for some and miserable from all the stess, misfortune, tragedy, or what have you for others. This is the time we need be loving on others the most. 

I’m also coming to you with a little heavy heart from what situation we encountered, with a hateful bitter old lady who was deeply offended by not only me breastfeeding in public but as well as my 3yr olds joyful heart (to sing and be happy in Whataburger). I somewhat feel shameful for thinking the nasty thoughts in my head as she said nasty words out loud but I’m proud I kept my mouth shut. In an instant, I should have spoke words of encouragement and love to bless her day. I felt an immediate sense of regret as she and her husband drove away saying my husband was an *** hole for asking her to repeat what she had rudely expressed ,quiet loudly, about our boys. 

I just want to encourage everyone to just bless people with a nice compliment as they speak words of disgrace upon you. You might want to judge them but really you dont know what battles they may be facing at that moment. Not to mention it’ll make you feel better and might bring to their attention how they’re acting to others. Its better to just be the bigger person as they try and fail at belittling you.

I wish you all a great day of delicious full belly’s and pray every has a safe Thanksgiving day.

Xoxo,

Britt

OOTD: elephant leggings & pink rubber boots

Hey all,

With all of the rainy weather we have been receiving, at least over here in Northeastern Louisiana, I figured it was most appropriate to do outfit of the day including rubber boots! But not just any rubber boots these are pink!! Including my much loved leggings, definately a must have in every females closet, these particular ones are fleece lined just for the cold weather. You can’t go wrong with a fun print, though my husband referred to these as the Republican Party pants because the timing was ironic.lol

Outfit Deets:

  • Fleece Columbia Pull Over
  • Bell Fleece Lined Leggings
  • Tractor Supply Pink Rubber Boots

Xoxo,

Britt

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#pepvoxbox

As some of you may know my latest Voxbox that I recieved from Influenster was the Pepvox box. I did an unboxing video if your interested.

Here’s the link.

I was planning on doing a follow up video of my thoughts but instead I think I’ll just stick to this blog post.

There were 6 things in the box. 

First off the Pure Ice Shine with Gel Tech

I’ve never had gel polished nails and honestly this wasn’t any different from the normal polish. It lasted 2 days before chipping. 


7th Heaven Exfoliator & Masque

I have to say, I definitely judge this product before I even tried it. I was really just thinking this was going to be another mask but I was wrong. I ended up loving the smell that sale and then after affects. Loved it!

Max Factor

I am actually pretty fond of the mascara I have been using it every day for the past 2 1/2 weeks. Now the liner I love the wear of this and it being true black, that being said I am NOT a fan of the pan shaped tip. Though this could be because it’s different from what I’m used to using.

Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes

I was thinking I used these before but I would have definatley remembered. These were much thinker then the other ones I’ve used and surprising got all the makeup off without any problems. The fact that they are sensitive on skin is a plus.

Land O’Frost Deli Snackers

No comment. I recieved a coupon but can’t seem to ever have it around when I’m at the store. I always forget about it.


Kauai Coffee

Now for the coffee. I’m not really into it so I had my husband try these out. They came in small k-cups, I’m assuming this is the sample sizes? He stated they had a crisp roasted flavor but then made the comment they taste like coffee and the all taste the same. Lol 😂

Again I recieved all of this from Influenster for testing purposes but all opinions are my own.
Xoxo,

-Britt

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