Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday Favorites

We love all Friday's, but the Friday before Spring Break is the best!  The warm weather is here, the countdown to summer is on, and we have an entire week of getting to sleep in ahead of us!  Today we're linking up with some of our favorite bloggers for Friday Favorites

We were recently introduced to Snap't, an accessory brand for girls that we just love! You can select an accessory, switch out different charms, and create your own unique looks! 

They sent us some super fun charms for Blondie and we she saw the soccer ball she was so excited! 

She has been wearing them both nonstop and wants to get them for all of her friends now.  

The other thing we love about Snap't is that they are more than just an accessory brand. This company was created by two sisters who really have a heart for giving back.  They work with anti-bullying charities to promote healthy self-esteem and really encourage girls to create their own style and love themselves. 

Being a mother of girls, especially tween girls, I think it is so important to constantly build up their self-esteem and self-confidence.  My girls are a perfect example that no two are the same and that is why I'm constantly trying to find ways for them to express their own style!

One girl loves soccer and the other loves cheer.  That sweet cheerleader also has a favorite animal that she is obsessed with...Sea Turtles.  They have been her favorite for as long as I can remember, so we love finding sea turtle stuff for her.  From shoes, to jewelry to bags...she has it all!  

Obviously not a sea turtle, but close enough for her a few years ago. :-) 
Not only does she think these animals are cute, but she is really interested in their well being also.  She has done research projects about the coastal areas, read lots of information, and even has big career plans to be able to work with animals. 

When we learned about Shelly Cove, and their mission to help save the sea turtles with their line of quality tees and tanks, we were sold!  She loves dressing comfortable and cute and the trend right now for all of these tween girls are fun t-shirts!  These from Shelly Cove are so pretty, with colorful designs and super soft, which she loves!  

They showed up wrapped just like a gift with this little sea turtle charm, which I was super impressed with.  That makes getting happy mail that much more fun. 

As soon as the weather warmed up, Little Mama couldn't wear her shirts soon enough!  They are definitely her favorites and we both love that a portion of their proceeds help fund the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Sanctuary.

My next favorite of the week is watching my kiddos do their thing.  The younger two killed it last weekend in their games and I couldn't be more proud of them! Blondie scored a goal for her team and played with the confidence and determination I haven't seen from her in a while. 

This kid hit two home runs, got 5 outs and received the game ball! All that playing makes for some dirty white baseball pants though.  

Another mom told me about Out White Brite to get out the dirt stains and it works!!!  Hoping some other baseball mamas can benefit from this tip.  I soak the pants with this, then use FelsNaptha on the dirt stains and then wash with white towels or something like that.  They come out clean every time and I'm always amazed! 

OK, have y'all entered our Home Sweet Home Giveaway?  This might be one of my favorite giveaways we have ever done because I just love home decor stuff.  Be sure to check out the details and enter HERE!!! 

If you watched our Insta Story the other day you heard my funny experience about shopping at Abercrombie and feeling like a granny in there.  The very young associate was super helpful, but made sure to call me ma'am, which I appreciate as a southern mama, but not when I'm trying to be hip and trendy. Anyway, I wasn't the only middle aged mom in there shopping so maybe they are trying to appeal to an older demographic.  I was on a mission to find some white jeans and I'd heard someone say Abercrombie had great ones.  I was going to share these next week, but they are 50% off all weekend so now is the time to grab them and see if they will work for you! They are my new favorite thing to wear for spring! 

I sized up because let's be honest, Abercrombie clothes are probably made for 21 year olds, not 30 something mothers of 3, but they fit amazing! I went with the high rise ones, which are really just a normal rise, and the ones with a frayed hem. I like that they aren't super distressed and can still be dressed up a but are totally on trend.  Plus, they have a good amount of stretch and don't stretch out when you wear them for a while.  

Last but not least this week is something we do most Spring Breaks and that is our short drive over to Augusta to see The Masters!!!  It's one of my favorite outings of the year and I'm so excited to get back to those beautiful grounds and enjoy an azalea (or two) while watching some big time golfers do their thing.  

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Fashion Fix {Old Navy Spring Style}

It has been SO cold here lately. Like in the 40's some this week.  Everyone here in the south is over the cold and ready for our sunny spring weather.  We live down here for a reason and winter temperatures in the spring is not one of them.  We might just be turning a corner though.  Pollen is covering our porches and the temperatures are supposed to be above 70 for the next few days.  Woo hoo!!! With warmer weather comes some new wardrobe pieces!

We've mentioned it time and time again, but one of our favorite places to shop is Old Navy. It happens time and time again, but someone will ask us where we got a piece of clothing and then be completely shocked when we say Old Navy.  Here's the deal...there are some things we splurge on, but for basics, trendy pieces and just everyday wear, you can bet we are going to be trying to do it on a budget (hello, remember our DIY denim shorts project). The thing is though, Old Navy has super cute stuff.  Everything is super fashionable, on trend with the season, and a comes with a great price tag that won't break the bank.

This post is not sponsored in anyway, shape or form. We just wanted to share some of our favorites with you lovely ladies and celebrate this warm weather together!

This blush pink field jacket has been on constant rotation the past few weeks. On those days when it is still cold, but you want to look a bit more like spring, this is the perfect light weight jacket.    Unfortunately the pink is sold out in some sizes online, but you might be able to find one at your local  store.  Bonus, this jacket comes in seven colors/patterns, so you might be interested in another one. I have the Hunter Pines color and wear it all fall/winter.  It's just a great jacket that is perfect for this time of year AND it is on sale right now!

This pretty color is a child's size, but it comes in XXL so some of you Small or XS ladies might be able to make this work!

Casual dresses are another thing we love from Old Navy.  This striped seersucker looking dress is one of my new favorites!  It is SO comfortable and lightweight. For sizing, CB has the small and it is plenty long enough. 

I wore it during our trip to Florida a few weeks ago and just threw on a denim jacket (another awesome Old Navy find) because it was cooler at night.  Best part is that it is on sale for less than $25 right now!

It's no surprise that we love all things preppy and gingham is just one of those prints that we can't get enough of. This gingham top as the sweetest little ruffle trim and is perfect for spring and summer.

Speaking of gingham, we are in LOVE with this gingham romper. I (Carrie Beth) saw it in the store and bought two right for myself and one for Jen as part of her birthday gift! Seriously so cute.  It will be perfect as a swim cover up or even just to throw on for an easy and casual outfit this summer with sandals and fun jewelry! For sizing info, Jen has this in a small and Carrie Beth needed a medium for length. Straps are adjustable though!

In fact, the more we looked around, Old Navy is killing it with their gingham game this season.  Those bow wedges are calling our names and we can't wait to give the swimsuits a try, too!

As we mentioned before, Old Navy is also great for basics like tees and tanks. These are so easy to throw on with jeans or shorts for a comfy, but put together look.

white tank

And last, but not least of our fun Old Navy finds today are these adorable clutches.  So fun for warmer weather and a perfect size when you don't need a huge bag!

We hope you all have a very happy Thursday.  If you haven't entered our Home Sweet Home giveaway yet, be sure to enter here!!!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Center for Puppetry Arts: Cat in The Hat

On Sunday I was so excited to take my own Thing 1 and Thing 2 on a special little mommy and me date. I had seen that the Cat in the Hat show was coming to The Center for Puppetry Arts and couldn't wait to bring them. They absolutely adore Dr. Seuss books, and to see one of their favorites brought to life I thought would be so fun!

Cute has been asking to go to a show since he's heard from his favorite middle sister just how many he's missed out on these last few months. All three of mine love visiting The Center for Puppetry Arts, so when I saw we had a free weekend date that coordinated with the show, I jumped at the opportunity.

We made our way to the city and to say the kids were ecstatic would be a bit of an understatement.


Who doesn't love The Cat in the Hat?! The Center for Puppetry Arts put together a show that is literally the childhood Dr. Seuss classic brought to life!

The show uses a variety of puppets to illustrate the story of that faithful rainy day where Sally, her brother Nick, and their watchful pet fish meet that mischievous cat in the striped hat.

The show is tailored towards kids 4 and up, but open to all Cat in the Hat loving ages. I think four is about right, as the show is closer to an hour in length and younger tots might get a little antsy (even with it's fast pace and quick humor). 

The show is magical in just the way you would expect. Tons of rhyming, tons of silly side kicks, and tons of FUN!

Tickets are on sale now and it runs through May 13th, with several show times available each day. It's definitely one of our favorite shows the center has put on and not one to miss! 


The fun doesn't stop at the show though!  Once we were done viewing the performance we headed to the Create-A-Puppet workshop to make our very own Cat in the Hat shadow puppets. 

The kids love this part! They get so excited, and it's interesting to see how they put their own spin on their puppets.

The directions and supplies are always set up so nicely and everything is so easy to follow that even L.C. doesn't need any assistance from me.

I also love that the kids can instantly put their puppets to use in real life. There's always a stage set up so the kids can put on their own little puppet shows right away with their creations.

After we finished up the performances, the kids wanted to head to visit the museum. 

There is so much to do in this part of the center and the kids could stay for hours. A large part of it is interactive and they always mix in new finds with some old favorites. 

My little hams always go for the movie set portion of the museum where they can see themselves performing on TV. 

This time around L.C. discovered these masks that you can try on. She was cracking everyone up. 

There was also a special exhibit on site. The kids were curious, so we decided to pop in quickly to check out Indian Puppets: The Great Stories and Dancing Dolls. 

We had the whole room to ourselves so the kids were able to slowly take it all in. It's a similar set up to the museum's puppets of the world exhibit that is always on display.

It mixes in costumes, varieties of puppets popular to the regions, colorful facts, and video examples to showcase the art of Indian puppetry.

Everything is so beautiful and detailed! Definitely a fun little addition to our visit! 

It was such a fun afternoon, and the kids are already asking when we can go back. The upcoming shows look so much fun too, but the Cat in the Hat will be hard to beat. Definitely pop in to check it out if you are in the Atlanta area while its on stage. If not, check in the future to see it's a recurring show that you can make your next visit. I know some of them are!

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss story? Which one would you want to see brought to life? 

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