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?
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.
- 10 large popsicle sticks
- Glue (hot & Elmer’s)
- Card stock
- Water paint
- Black & white paint (I used )
- Assorted rhinestones
- Small paint brush
- Glued Popsicle sticks
- White paints then black details
- Drew letters
- Water paint
- Cut and glued to frame
- Hot glued twine to the back
- Hot glued rhinestone to burlap and burlap to frame
- Elmer’s glued little rhinestones randomly
Till next time my friends.
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.
Shirt –Como Vintage $26
Leggings – Forever 21 $4
Boots – Qupid ankle boots $37
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!
Denim Button Up – Tractor Supply
Black Leggings – Forever21
Booties – Fashion Nova
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
- 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.
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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.
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,
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.
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Sorry for the lack of posts been trying to get back to normal. It’s that time of year again. The time of year of colds, flu and stomach bugs. Never fun, but real life happens. But then adding a toddler and new baby to the equation is the real deal. You think it’s hard being an adult without having mom there to help take care of you, to at least hold your hair back or get you a wet wash cloth…etc. (the husband doesn’t count, his stomach is too weak for anything gross) Then to have a light sleeping teething 4 month old and toddler all in the same room is a cause for disaster.
So not only are you just rushing to put your head in the toilet in the early hours in the morning, your also trying to not wake anyone. Haha but in this situation in my life, the baby wakes up the whole house because he feels that mom has slipped away. In turn the whole house wakes up. Sorry fam. So with the many back and forth trips to the bathroom is exhausting enough, I decided the best thing to do was bring the baby with. Into the bath seat baby went, while I curled up next to the toilet for the night. At that moment my thought was he can at least see me, which helped out somewhat.
Anyways it was a long night I’ll spare you the rest of the details… but so glad it’s done and over. Now two days later I’m back to normal and busy busy again!
Stay healthy my friends!