100 Followers! 

Hey y’all!

Just got a quick post for you today. Last night I reached 100 followers and I just have to say thank y’all so much! I really have been enjoying connecting with everyone. I hope I’ve offered something to each person who stops by my blog. Though, Im still trying to figure out the whole blogging world still, Im finding my way with at least one post a week. I just want to say I really appreciate everyone for the support!

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday with family and friends!

Xoxo

Britt

Walmart Knit Long Cardigan 

Yes my friend you read right. I said Walmart. And isn’t it gorgeous!? Would you believe I found it there, while I was gathering supply’s for that power ranges DIY costume?! 

Well I loved it so much I bought 3 of the 4 colors, I’m not even kidding you! The only reason I didnt get the white was because as I mentioned before I have a 3 year old boy, not a good mix. I try to stay away from white as much as I can. The long cardigan is only $15!! Can’t beat a good find for a descent price.

Here is one example how I styled it! Enjoy my friends! Sweater cardigans are in again!

Xoxo,

 -Britt

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Piñata DIY


Here it’s is! The piñata post! Super easy y’all, just a little time consuming. Just look how big it is, this sucker was heavy with all the goodies I stuffed into it. What’s funny is I put in a sweet spot and no one even got close to it, not to mention I thought it was going to break before I even got to set it up. It ended up being alittle too sturdy for the kids lol. 

Now I realize there is a paper-mâché version. Though I obviously went with the cardboard way simplify because I had a bunch of boxes and was in fear it would probably not hold up till his party if it was only glue and newspaper.

So Here’s how I did it, its super simple you guys.

You need:

  • Pencil/ pen/ marker
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors/ exacto knife
  • Masking tape
  • Glue
  • Twine
  • Crepe paper/ tissue paper/ streamers
  • Treats/ candy/ goodies
  1. Draw the outline of desired shape
  2. Cut out (2) for front and back 
  3. Cut out inch and half strips for the sides
  4. Tape sides to either front or back piece
  5. Add treats & goodies
  6. Tape remaining side
  7. Poke to hole in top for hanging string
  8. Decorate as desired

See easy as pie. Well maybe easier actually if you can’t bake? Lol.

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Hope y’all enjoyed! Have an awesome week!

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      Bkelly8801

Cutcrease

Hey all my beauties!

If you know me, you know I love makeup, I love to create! I guess that’s why I’m a makeup artist, but just wanted to share with you all my favorite eye look. The cutcrease! In all the many ways to do it, super intense and dramatic or my version of soft and more simple it’s my go to look! 

Here’s some of my cutcrease looks!

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Xoxo

-bkelly8801 💋

MIA

I hope all is well with everyone, I’ve kinda been MIA on all my social media platforms, I’m so sorry. Here lately I’ve been in just a blah mood. Not to mention trying to adjust, as well as help my son adjust to going to school. I guess you could say I’ve been a little stressed and busy. I’m used to going to bed late and getting up at like 10. Now I’m trying to get to bed soon (not working out too well) and getting up at 6am. It’s quite difficult I’m definitely not a morning person. 

Just trying to get into the swing of a routine again, it’s been awhile.

Xoxo

-Bkelly8801

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Mom Probs: Screaming Baby In Car Seat

Hey friends ,

So today I wanted to talk about screaming babys, but specifically to the car seat and car rides. Anyone else heard of this or have/had this problem. I had know idea this was a thing. People always say ‘if your have a fussy baby who won’t sleep to take them for a car ride or put them in their car seat on top of the dryer’ , you heard that one too right? That was my first one he’d fall right asleep, not the case for the second. He wakes up as soon as he’s put in the car seat.

Obviously from the title of this post he screams, but hear me out he literally screams till he gets out. Branton absolutely no doubt about it hates being restrained and buckled in the car seat. In or out of the car. 

This started when he was almost 2 months. Out of no where, just all of a sudden, stated wailing out of control. We have tried toys, music, talking to him, singing to him, light up singing mirrors, being in the third row loving on him, adjusting straps, taking out seat cushions, adjusting angle positions of the carrier base… Nothing works. Imagine how our 5 hour trip to Dallas was… I’ll just say it was a looonnnggggg ride, that’s not happening again. I’m not going to go on any out of town trips till this ends. This is the kinda thing that makes you want to stay home and not go ANYWHERE. But I will add over the last couple weeks, sometimes (not much) if I’m back there with him and talking to him he’ll listen but still be fussing. So back to riding backseat with the kiddos for awhile, well at least when Dads around. Kinda on my own during he day.

This is apparently normal, and somewhat common. Unfortunately it’s probably gonna be one of those things he’ll have to grow out of. Right now the only thing that’s giving me hope is time. I’m trying to make the most of it, this is his first few months, he’s only growing bigger everyday. That to say the least is passing a lot quicker then the first time around. Till I have some solution I ask for your prayers, more so of peace for my little guy then myself, while we are riding and suffering from what many others suffer from in the car. Screaming baby.

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People Blessing People

Happy Tuesday! 
Friends today I want to just share what has been on my mind lately. Let me start off by just saying how GREAT is it to be alive today?! We are so lucky and blessed to be alive! Now don’t let me scare you into thinking I’m some weird Jesus freak , because I struggle all the time trying to keep God first in my life. It’s all the distractions that are around that get to me and yes I slip up all the time, but with that being said I do try my hardest to be the best I can be in my faith. Though I love God and I love talking about him, but there is still so much I’m learning, I’m still a baby christian. I don’t know as much as I should or as much as I wish I did. 

So let me get to what I’m trying to say or you’ll be stuck reading my rambling , bare with me as I’m trying to explain and organize my thoughts. Still working on expressing myself, but it’s just been on my heart that I could be doing more for people or to encourage people. Of course everyone loves to have a compliment but I feel like the ones that catch you off guard leave a lasting impression and make you feel the best. 
We all could bless each other a little more. God wants us to be showing grace and loving on other people. When we’re loving through the pain, we’re loving through the heart and its purifying us. Don’t just be offering in the good  times but in the tough times too. Yeah, it may not always be convenient for you but it’s going to make you feel better as well as come back to you later. God always sees what your doing and he’ll bless you for that.

I’ve been told to not rob someone of their blessing. Honestly I never really thought of it that way, when someone is trying to bless you. We should let them, don’t be messing with someone else’s good will to reach out and do something nice.

God loves us, though its way deeper then that. It’s a forever love, there is nothing that can change that. So imagine if we showed that love to others, cause everyone’s human we all have made and continue to make mistakes. We shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions to judge people, that’s not our job and quiet frankly it doesn’t matter. You know? 
I’m just thinking out loud on somethings that were brought up in a Wednesday bible study class. It really had me thinking and two weeks later it’s still just as fresh, making an imprint on me.  There’s way more to it just wanted to touch on the main points of what was on my mind.Here’s a couple verses that went with it that really hit home for me.        

‭‭1 Peter 1:22

 “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
Ephesians 4:2 

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

XoXo
     -Bkelly8801💕

  Sent blessings..

Happy Saturday everyone!

I was moved the other day and still been thinking a lot about it lately, figured I’d share. Isn’t it funny the timing of things. Somethings are perfect the way they play out, then other things that may go wrong but really are just in the works. Or how a third party may nothing about you or your situation, giving you positive praise of encouragement all of a sudden out of the blue.

So here’s basically what happened. Being 32 weeks pregnant and hormonal I’m extra sensitive , so when this lady came up to me with the simple words that came out of her mouth really cut deep at the moment. I had a somewhat deeper conversation with my husband a little earlier that day, and she just threw me right back to it. Speaking encouragement, by just letting me know I was gonna be okay. She hadn’t known what I was going through at that moment or anything I had said earlier , but right then it’s like I felt the comforting warmth in her words. I knew for a fact that was Gods doing, and couldn’t help but be swept up with relief, joy and be a little overwhelmed. 

I truely believe that God knows exactly what he is doing, when he puts certain people in your life at the right times. Those people are put there to pour life into you, to just give you encouragement and bless you when you really need it. Not knowing who those people are or when they’ll show up, God knows when you need them the most and sends them your way.
Xoxo

     -bkelly8801

Forever scarred because of bad Photographers?

  Hey friends!

This has been on my mind a lot lately with considering a new photographer for my maternity pictures. Especially since I want these to be perfect, and I’m SUPER PICKY! I’ve always been the DIY type of person, the one who doesn’t like to ask for any help. With anything! Like let me do my thing, but sometimes you can’t do it all…and the first time getting an actual ‘photographer’ was for my wedding. Sounds like a huge shock huh?! Haha no.

It’s a huge deal! And let me let you in on a little secret, please learn from my mistake!!! For all you out there who may be engaged or just for in the future. Listen very carefully! DO NOT GO FOR THE BEST DEAL! If they are a good price, BEWARE! I don’t care if they good shots in their portfolio. That doesn’t mean they are going to take as much pride in their work for what ever the event in your life that is so important to you. 

The first gut feeling you get that’s bad, go with it! Two months before my wedding my photographer got real shady. Wouldn’t answer either phones or email or text or instant messanger. First red flag! When I finally got ahold of her, she had a family emergency. Second red flag! She lost her mojo, her passion, everything. I get it was hard times, but even in my contract (that she couldn’t ever even seem to get to me) was stated that for any reason could not take me she should get another photographer. With her situation, she failed to honor just that, mentality she was not really there you could say. For that I don’t have any beautiful , high def quality pictures. 

Nothing, not good pictures of the bridesmaids and myself or my family. None of why she got to me Would I ever hang up, not to mention the shots I specially asked for never got(I did have to bug her about some of them and they were terrible angles, plus never got the release to them). She gave me the raw unedited pictures 2 months later. Anyways let me get off that rant, just brings back anger, regret, and makes me upset. 

My point is really do your research, even though I looked for a good month for a photographer, I went with the best deal I could find. That was probably the worst thing I could have done. But you live and you learn right?! Sometimes you have to learn the hard way. But still brings me to … Will I forever be scarred from this photographer? Yes, unfortunately I think so. This is still fresh hurt, even after a year, and not to mention that was my WEDDING the one day you want perfect! I can’t get any of that back..

Anyone have and tips or advice to finding a good photographer let me know! I’d love to know how you choose your photographer!
XoXo

 -bkelly8801

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Second child shower/ reveal

Okay I’m not gonna lie I was so stressed out at first, then it was one thing after another that was starting to go wrong. But I quickly realized none of that mattered. I was determined to have an amazing shower, I was just gonna go with the flow and make the most out of it all. Believe it or not everything changed after that!

Everyone really helped out but my sister in law was the one who pulled everything together. I can’t even describe to you how incredible of an event planner she is. I’m just so thankful for her and her hard work! It was the beautiful, simple, neutral shower I had invisioned! 

You know it doesn’t always have to be some big extravagant thing. This one was small and simple and everything turned out perfect. Just matters who’s there to celebrate these exciting new times to help welcome the newest member to our family. Those are the memories I think that are ultimately going to stick.

Here are some pictures of the beautiful event❤️

    
    
    

the handsome hubby
  
29weeks
 
soon to be big brother
  

  

how we revealed the gender, will reveal later

And last but not least the wonderful  woman who made all of this happen, my lovely sister in law Jennifer. 

Thank you so much for all you have done for me! LOVE YOU!

  
XoXo💋

– Bkelly8801