Spring Mom & Boys Coordinated Outfit Picks

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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I always see mommy & me outfits for moms and daughters, but I wanted to do a coordinated look for my sons and me (not too matchy, but in the same color family.)  I LOVE how it turned out! (and they love it too! How cute are my guys?) Starting with my outfit – my tee and jeans are from Ellen DeGeneres' collection, EV1 (Check out more of Walmart's affordable lines for moms & kids here.) My 50 states tee runs on the small side, so I sized up to a medium. Super soft and comfy! The jeans I'm wearing are the EV1 Maddy, but I also got the Preston style - both are extremely similar in terms of fit and run a bit big. I sized down to a 2 in both. Both are higher waisted for better belly-coverage.



Another jeans option, if you like distressing, is the Alex style. Unfortunately they are often out of stock, but try for your size here. Again, you may want to size down one as they run generously. See the Alex pair in the pics below.


Cork wedge shoes shown in the pic above are here and run true to size. Pictured below are my EV1 quilted bag (only $16.99 in black or navy!!!) and metallic slides (various color options, rose gold is mostly sold out but silver currently available). Both great, affordable basics.


The boys' outfits are here. Love the contrast-pocket tees! These sets come with a tank top too and the three pieces combined are only $14.49! The boys' shoes are here in the blue and here in the brown. (but NOTE - the brown ones are men's sizes... my 9 year old has big feet!)


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Recent Home Finds (Rae Dunn)

Monday, May 13, 2019


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I got a couple of deliveries this week that I especially liked (and Felix did too, as you can see!) I just found out that TJ Maxx carries Rae Dunn home decor items for less! This is great but... unfortunately you cannot search by brand name on the site, they don't come up. So you have to hunt. I'll link to a bunch here to make it easier though, plus the other items pictured!

Shown in pic above:
1.) Bonsai Tree (from Amazon, this one is also cute and on sale too.)
2.) Sand + Fog candle
3.) Pet bowl sets - Lots of new designs added here! (Not searchable so look through.) 'Nosh' is here. And 'Tasty' is here. 

Unfortunately the Thrive Pot and Rae Dunn notebook pictured above are currently sold out. Want more? See below...

1.) Relax blanket
2.) Family pillow
3.) Spread cheese board
4.) Bon Appetite tray
5.) Share baker
6.) 'Cake' baker here (not shown.)
7.) Homemade cake stand
8.) Love pillow
9.) Gardening tools
10.) Stay awhile pillow
11.) Nosh Nosh pet dishes
12.) Today pillow
13.) Jars here and here and also here.
14.) Various plates here and here and here

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Spring Shopping for Less with eBay!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


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eBay is a great place to grab any shoes you missed out on from a previous season (for less!) Often you can get current line shoes for a steal too, especially pre-owned. I got these pretty red Toms for under $30 shipped, and the Boden dress I'm wearing for only $26 shipped!!! (Note: you can grab the exact items I'm wearing from my LTK page here.) I've found Boden dresses to be consistently sized, and the quality/materials are wonderful! Note though, Boden is a British company, so sizes are often listed for both US and UK - make sure to grab the right one!


Note that most items on eBay now have a 'buy it now' option, so you do not have to wait around until the end of an auction to "bid". Also, many items now offer returns. I actually returned one other dress I bought, it was super easy and I got my refund within a couple of days! (There is a checkbox on the menu for this, so you can opt to see only the items with free returns.)

Love this dress - so comfy and it even has pockets!!! The shoes run a little small in the style I'm wearing, so I'd go up half a size.


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Incredible Tea Collection Warehouse Sale!!! (My Favorite Brand for Boys!)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


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Update - the warehouse sale has ended but we hope to see it again next year! Want to get updated on the best online sales on for both moms AND kids? Join our Sample Sale Mom Facebook group and follow me on Instagram!

Tea Collection is my FAVORITE kids' clothing brand (although it's a close call with Boden!) and today they are having an incredible Warehouse Sale here. Click into each category to see available items - do not use the search by size as it eliminates some of the choices.

Many items are $12 each and on top of that, if you buy 10 or more items they drop to $11 each, and if you buy 15 or more items, they drop to just ten bucks each!!! Shipping is free once you get to $150. If in doubt about sizing, I would advise going up - my boys are shown in size 12s above, but Alex only borrowed his brother's shirt, he needs a 14. 100% cotton does shrink in the wash (and although ideally they should be line dried, I throw mine in the dryer.)

Unfortunately my kids' tees pictured are not included in the $12 sale, but they are available on the site here and here. LOVE so many designs on the site right now!!! My kids sun hats are from Outdoor Research here (bigger kids like mine can wear men's small). Both have chin strap options, which is great if you'll be in a windy area!


Sofía Jeans Summer Collection

Monday, April 29, 2019


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Check out the new  Summer line from Sofía Vergara, available exclusively at Walmart!! Sofía's  line is designed to work well for women with a wide range of body types. In these pics I'm wearing a pretty, lightweight  linen blend top (comes in grey, black, or navy and fits true to size) which goes nicely with the high-waisted  Claudia pencil skirt

Also check out pics of my last outfit from the Sofía Jeans line  here (jeans and peasant top.) 


These  Time and Tru cork wedges are so cute and a bargain at $19!!!  Hat pictured above looks great on and fits well, and it's under $10!!! See more photos of the accessories  here. Also check out this  really cute style with lace around the brim! 

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Pretty (& affordable!) warm weather basics! Entire outfit including accessories, $65!

Monday, April 22, 2019


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Yay!!! There are finally some flowers in my back yard and it's warm enough to comfortably take photos outside again! I partnered with Walmart this month to show some great quality, versatile basics for Spring/Summer... They have tons of cute, inexpensive pieces - and my entire outfit here (hat, top, shorts, bag and shoes) was less than $65! Don't forget, you get free shipping with any $35+ purchase too.


I'm picky about hats, but this one is great (comes in black too!) I find a lot of hats are tight on me but this is roomy and comfortable. The brim is structured enough that it doesn't flop into your eyes too (big plus!)

My top is here. It's a lightweight cotton blend, and I thought it was true to size (I'm wearing small) but if in doubt, size up. Currently sold out in red but still in stock in all sizes in the yellow. (Select your size even if it looks greyed out! And check back for a restock in the red, it will be within the same listing.) I also bought this style, which is similar.


My white denim shorts are here. They're comfy, have some stretch, and aren't see through (true to size for me - if in doubt, go up.) My canvas tote is here and is such a steal!!! Some other patterns too including flamingos and anchors.


My cork wedges are from the Time and Tru label - their sizing seems very consistent and quality is always great for the price.

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Discounted Designer Handbags

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


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You can often save a lot of money on niche brands by shopping on eBay. For instance, I love wearing Orla Kiely bags because they're unusual and feature lots of gorgeous designs - people have stopped me multiple times to ask about them. eBay is perfect for items like this due to their wide and ever-changing selection (especially if you missed out on a retired design and cannot find it any place else.)

Also - not handbag-related, but I grabbed the J.Crew tee I'm wearing above since I wanted one that would match my bag in a nice Spring green!

Check out the gorgeous signature orange lining on the Orla Kielys (mine seem to all have a key holder thing too, which makes it impossible to lose your keys - a nice touch.)



Also I love the little feet on the bottoms. (You can see just a few of the many patterns here.)


For super high-end handbags at a discount, you want to be sure to buy through eBay's authenticate listings. (These include Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and more.) eBay authenticate bags are examined by an expert to make sure they are the real deal. Check out my post from December about how I got a beautiful vintage Gucci bag on eBay.


Check out the current Orla Kiely selection on eBay here. Or click on the little pics below!