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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Teacher Appreciation Week DIY

Hey all,

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, though my little tot is 3 and in MOD (mothers day out) he has two teachers so they do apply. Now don’t take this the wrong way, but I hate giving gifts. This is simply for the fact that I stress out over what to get and If it’ll be liked and then start to talk myself out of whatever it is most of the time then do it all over again. Other then that I actually enjoy giving, sharing, and surprising, yes haha a little bit contradictive huh… Anyways, I went round and round battling it out with my inner self,  to later come to the conclusion we would just make our two lovely teachers something a little bit more heart felt. Y’all, I could not be more proud of Brantley and myself at the moment. After awhile of searching for some Pinterest inspiration (not many will admit that) something cute and corny, nothing really jumped out. So we went to our craft box and endd up with popsicle sticks and paint. What 3 year old do you know who doesn’t just love either of these two things?  Then added a little bit of what I think would be ‘Southern Living’ and ‘Pottery Barn’ (burlap and rhinestones), to spice things up.  Not bad aye?

Final Product:

Cute little initialed hanging wall decor

And here’s the back.

A quick little thank you, though I should have dated it. Didn’t think about it till now lol oh well.

Supplies:

  • 10 large popsicle sticks
  • Glue (hot & Elmer’s)
  • Card stock
  • Water paint
  • Black & white paint (I used  )
  • Burlap 
  • Twine
  • Assorted rhinestones
  • Scissor 
  • Small paint brush
  1. Glued Popsicle sticks
  2. White paints then black details
  3. Drew letters 
  4. Water paint 
  5. Cut and glued to frame
  6. Hot glued twine to the back
  7. Hot glued rhinestone to burlap and burlap to frame
  8. Elmer’s glued little rhinestones randomly

Till next time my friends.

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

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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: Southern Edge (Hell And High Water)

Its hump day, 

That being said I want to share some chic edgy clothes from Hell And High Water! They also offer men’s appreal and more. I suggest you go check them out if you’ve into the southern edgy kinda style and never heard of them.

 My sweet friend, Theresa,  was so kind to have sent me two of her mama friendly (breastfeeding approved) tops. Seriously, what breastfeeding mother isn’t interested in some stylish tops that are easy to nurse in? Let me guess, you can’t name one. I love the southern edgy vibe from the selection from these awesome graphic Tee’s, so great for the on the go mamas such as myself. They were not just cute, but soft as well as super comfy!

When your ready to check out dont forget to use my discount code BKELLY for 20% off your entire purchase! You can follow them on insta @hell_and_high_water.

Hope you all are enjoying the beautiful weather change, and staying well! Until next time,

Xoxo

   -Britt❤

Re-prioritizing

The Days Are LONG but The Years Are SHORT. I’ve heard this before I became a mother, but it didn’t quite mean much till after my first baby came about. Yes, the days may be long but their right, the years are short. Years are seeming to pass fairly quickly now,  as fast as a blink of the eye. 

My day normally goes something like rush around with busy errands or constantly cleaning, all the while at least one kid crying or maybe screaming. Sometimes both at the same time, one crying and the other screaming. Never being alone for one second, can’t possibly stay focused because of everything going on, and everything I’m supposed to be doing. It’s stressful and crazy everyday all day long. I’m in a constant state of feeling guilty. If I’m trying to take a moment for myself I’m feeling bad about not spending time with the kids, or  if spending time with the kids and letting the cluttered house get worse, which I know isn’t to big of a deal. Though it puts everyone in a bad mood, well I say that, but at least for me it does from being surrounded in a messy dirty house ALL THE TIME. Then there’s me trying to grow as a blogger, makeupartist, influencer. It’s hard being a mom is what it comes down to. It’s the raw truth but worth it.

Ultimatley, here lately I’ve realized my babies are growing up fast. So I’m sorry if I spend less time on social media, but as bad as I hate to say it, it’s waisted time I could be spending with the kids. So here’s my plan. One blog post a week. Going to try for once a day on insta. One new video on YouTube a month to get back into the swing of things. We’ll see how it goes. I really just want more time for my kids though. I can always grow later, I understand this may be a set back and cause people to unfollow. But I’m having such a hard time juggling everything.

Kudos to all the moms who “have it together” , who have everything scheduled out but I’m definitely not one of them. I’m ALWAYS late, and ALWAYS distracted. So this is my first real attempt to juggling what will be my future. Both a reflection of me through my kids being good people and where ever things should end up job wise.