Lifestyle

Light The World 2017

November 30, 2017

The best way to put Christ back into Christmas is to try and be more like Him. The #LightTheWorld Initiative is a movement created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons) ūüôā

This is the second year of the #LightTheWorld and our family participated last year and it’s something we have really looked forward to.

For each day there is a scripture and a purpose for that day. This is a great way to involve your small children and teens in the true meaning of the season.

There are several bloggers that have created tons of ideas for how to do these activities as a family with great ideas for kids!

You can download the Calendar Here: Light the World in 25 Ways, over 25 Days

Here’s the one our family is using this year as we have littles and teens!

The Redheaded Hostess did an amazing Job! Click the link to see all of the FREE DOWNLOADABLE printables for your family!! Great for teens and little alike!!

There are 26 videos that correspond to each day in December leading up to Christmas. The first one below is an introduction and really sets the tone for the month ahead.

I’ve linked a video for each day with the accompanying scripture and Christ-like attribute that we can demonstrate daily.

If you or your family participate in the #LightTheWorld initiative, be sure to use the hashtag and let your light shine!!!

Friday,¬† Day 1 – Matthew 10:8 – “Freely ye have received, freely give.”

Saturday, Day 2 – Matthew 25:35 – “I was thirsty and ye gave me drink.”

Sunday, Day 3 – Matthew 12:12 – “Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabath days.”

Monday, Day 4 – Matthew 22:39 – “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Tuesday, Day 5 – “Matthew 15:4 – “Honour thy father and thy mother.”

Wednesday, Day 6 – Matthew 7:1 – “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

Thursday, Day 7 – Mark 10:14 – “Suffer the little children to come unto me.”

Friday, Day 8 – Matthew 5:44 “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.”

Saturday, Day 9 – Matthew 25:36 – “I was sick and ye visited me”

Sunday, Day 10 – John 5:39 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life.”

Monday, Day 11 – Matthew 25:35 – “I was a stranger and ye took me in.”

Tuesday, Day 12 – Matthew 5:4 – “Blessed are they that mourn.”

Wednesday, Day 13 – Matthew 7:12 – “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.”

Thursday, Day 14 – Matthew 6:21 -“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Friday, Day 15 – Matthew 5:7 – “Blessed are the merciful.”

Saturday, Day 16 – “Matthew 25:36 – “[I was] naked and ye clothed me.”

Sunday, Day 17 – 3 Nephi 18:22 – “Ye shall meet together oft.”

Monday, Day 18 – Matthew 6:14 “Forgive men their trespasses.”

Tuesday, Day 19 – Matthew 5:12 – “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad.”

Wednesday, Day 20 – Luke 12:15 – “A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of these things which he possesseth.”

Thursday, Day 21 – Matthew 25:35 – “For is was an hungered and ye gave me meat.”

Friday, Day 22 – 3 Nephi 27:21 – “That which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do.”

Saturday, Day 23 – Matthew 25:36 – “I was in prison and ye came unto me.”

Sunday, Day 24 – 3 Nephi 18:15 – “Ye must watch and pray always”

Monday, Day 25 – Matthew 5:16 – “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

I hope you enjoy this daily activity to think of others, serve and come to love others, as Christ loved us all. Let’s all have a wonderful CHRISTmas!

0x0x

Liz

 

Gift Guides, Lifestyle

Black Friday Gift Guide

November 22, 2017

With the exception of the leopard short coat, I own and LOVE all of the above items! I WILL acquire the short coat on Friday, as well as several other items shown below!! LOL!!

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2. LEI-LEI – Eco-Resin Mini Palito Stick Necklace – I have a soft place in my heart for businesses that help and empower women. Beautifully curated pieces that have meaning¬†and purpose beyond the occasion. I own several pieces from Lei-Lei and I¬†always receive compliments on whatever I’m wearing from them.
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3. LEI-LEI – Eco-Resin Half Moon Necklace – When I met Maria Murphy, the owner of Lei-Lei, she was wearing the gold Half Moon Necklace and I absolutely¬†had to have it! It’s wearable art! It looks like something you’d find at MOMA, but for a better price!¬† Safe for the environment and helps empower women…just a great all-around gift!
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4. LEI-LEI – Leather Crossbody Alicia Bag – Y’all have seen me with this bag…it’s gorgeous! Hand-tooled details and the perfect length! So easy to throw on and go! Another wearable work of art with a story! It’s made in Mexico and has flawless detail!
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5. TARGET –¬†Women’s Bell Sleeve Pullover Sweater – I have this in¬†the black and it’s beautiful!! So soft and cozy and it’s on great sale!!! SHOP NOW!¬†NO CODE NECESSARY!

6. H&M – Leopard Print Short Coat – I will have this in my closet and my life! I don’t have a leopard print coat, and I’m telling myself that it’s a wardrobe staple…so I’ll be snapping this up TA-DAY! SHOP NOW! NO CODE NECESSARY!

7. TARGET –¬†Women’s Cocoon Cardigan – A NEW DAY is quite simply, dominating my closet as of late. The word ‘obsessed’ is not overused in this case. Banana Republic and Ann Taylor miss me these days. I just can’t help myself!! And this sweater is only $20!!!! How many women do you know that would LOVE this?! I have 4 daughters that steal my clothes on the daily, and I can’t find this in my closet…someone has taken it…I will have to buy myself another one and HIDE IT!!
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8. TARGET – Insat Pot – Okay…this is a new purchase! Actually, I bought this for my sister Rachel (aka: RayRay) before she moved here. It’s been in the guest room closet since this summer. We were talking about what to make for dinner on Sunday and I didn’t have anything thawed out!! RayRay reminded me that I had this InstaPot in the closet and BAM!! Fall-apart pork chops in 45 minutes. Seriously. It is amazing. It makes rice. It does the dishes. (My kids wish) Grab one while they’re on sale!! I happily paid full price!
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9. TARGET – iRobot¬ģ Roomba¬ģ 690 Wi-Fi¬ģ Connected Vacuuming Robot – Technology is a beautiful thing. I can start my Roomba from my bed!! I turn it on and let it zip around my basement floor while we sleep!!! You can also schedule it to start whenever! My problem is that I sometimes forget to empty the cup…that would be a nice upgrade (onboard incinerator?) This was worth every penny, and if my husband would have gotten me this for Christmas, I would have kissed him!! Now, a blender…not so much…
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10. WALMART –¬†Farberware Air Fryer – HELLO!? Did you see all of the amazing things I made in my air fryers?! I bought 2 different ones, this is the less expensive one…and it’s a better deal now!! They both cooked the same – one was digital (more $$$) one is a simple dial. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
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Fashion

Target Tuesday Week TWO!

October 24, 2017

Welcome, my gorgeous and stylish friends, to another Target Tuesday post!! Being new at this blogging world and having to post every week, really gives me an appreciation to all the bloggers killin it out there!! So, until I feel like I know what I’m doing, I’m going to fake it till I make it!!

This black blazer from Target’s A NEW DAY brand is hella cool!! I wore a sweater with it last week (should have taken a pic…I’ll be better!) But here it is AGAIN with a cool graphic tee with one of my favorite 80’s classic movies!! The Breakfast Club…ah…the memories! I actually just watched the TV version with my kids about a month ago, and they LOOOVVED IT!! (I can be cool from time to time!)

And this bag is FAB-YOU-LUX!

A friend at dinner the other night asked me, referring to my faux fur bag, what I did to Elvis!!? As if I had turned our little¬†shih tzu/poodle into a fabulous bag… BWAHAHAH!! Uh, no… Elvis is alive and well, in a new home that has the time to love on him, and appreciate him for the wonderful little creature he is. We have 6 kids, we can’t do dogs right now. Meh.

This bag is the next best thing to a pet though… It’s soft and snuggly, makes me happy when I see it,¬† I don’t have to feed it, and it doesn’t poop. It’s the perfect pet/comfort object! I knew I loved it for a reason!!

This is me, desperately trying my best to walk slow enough to look natural, but not run into my friend, Carol, taking the picture. I’m obviously deep in thought…probably trying to figure out what I’m making for dinner, or if I forgot something…like picking Audrey up from school, because it’s Monday and they have an early out…and I always forget. #mombrain #motheroftheyear

This photo is me, obviously wrapping my head around the fact that I need to go home and take care of my crazy ish before my body is found under a pile of dirty laundry in my disaster of a closet. (I think that was a run-on sentence.) I’m definitely off my grammar game. (I just misspelled “grammar”…and “misspelled”…thank you auto-correct. UGH. ) I should probably go to bed now.

It’s currently 4:18 am and I’m weighing the pros and cons of going to sleep at this unholy hour. If I go to bed NOW… I’ll get 2.5 hours of sleep. Will my body even wake up? MEH.

I hate the stink-eye I get from the office lady when I’m late.¬†(this happens a few times a week)

Target should make a graphic tee that says “Mother of the Year” on it. I would wear it on mornings like that. What to do…

On a happier, more organized note!… I did make my weekly menu, and I posted it on the refrigerator! #winning!!

I didn’t, however, do any laundry today…or this past weekend. #shocker #noUnderwearForBrian #handtowels #wifeoftheyear

The rambling ends now…2.5 hours is probably better than 0.0 hours of sleep. ūüôā

See you all on IG!!

I think I can pretty much spew all kinds of nonsense on this blog, because I don’t think any of my family, or anyone else for that matter, reads it! This might get interesting!!

If you did read it… give a little emoji or shout out…or XXOO… so appreciated. ūüôā MUAH!!

Love and delirious hugs !!!¬†(no, I didn’t know how to spell delirious…I spelled it like I thought it should be spelled, and had auto-correct fix it.¬† – it’s how I’m rolling these days)

XX Liz

Beauty

My Makeup from Giveaway Wednesday!!

October 23, 2017

Huge apologies to everyone for NOT getting this up in a more timely manner! This is all of the products I use on my face on the daily!! Please email me if you have any questions! MUAH!! MUAH!!

Liz

Fashion

It’s Target Tuesday!!!

October 17, 2017

 

So, let’s all stand for a moment and give Target a whole lotta love for the brands A New Day and Who What Wear (**applause**applause**) Um… y’all know I love me some Target, but these brands have taken Target to a new level. Let’s begin with this little ensemble for the perfect day to night outfit.

I’m a busy Momma, and if I know I have plans in the evening, I want an outfit that will transition in a snap! (think…changing in your car…outside the restaurant because you’re coming from a PTA meeting!) Let’s get started!!

The¬†Tiered Ruffle Crew Sweater from Who What Wear‚ĄĘ took 1.5 seconds to throw in my cart! The color, texture and medium weight of it, is perfect for fall and winter weather. The¬†Ponte Pants from A New Day‚ĄĘ is high-waisted (YAY!!! moms rejoice!) and stretchy…which is “mom-speak” for figure flattering!

For the day look, I have the sweater untucked, the pants unrolled at the hem to elongate my legs, and I paired them with the Kona Backless Mule Loafers in silver, to give this look a bit of pop! And the adorable velvet backpack with faux fur pom from Mossimo is adorable and sooo easy to tote the necessities around!

To transition to the evening look, I simply tucked the front of the sweater into the high waisted ponte pants, rolled the pant hems a tad, changed into these¬†Fabria Open Split Heel Pumps from A New Day‚ĄĘ and tossed my necessities into this T-Shirt & Jeans faux fur crossbody bag with a cute ring handle!¬†

 

Voila!! I’m ready to meet my hunka-man or the girls for a great night out without stress and it took seconds – in my car – to pull it off!

Let’s not forget the jewelry!! These Crystal Tassel Drop earrings from SugarFix by Baublebar are the perfect statement earring for a day like this!!

 

Lifestyle

My Thanksgiving Table

October 15, 2017

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! I absolutely love fall and everything that comes with it! Sweaters, boots, snow, soup, hot bread from the oven…COOKIES AND BAKED GOODS!!! This is the first year I’ve done a holiday table. My table is 12ft long…so I wanted something that I could have up everyday throughout the fall season up until Thanksgiving. I found all of these elements in different places, but they all came together!

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The filler for the vase came from Hobby Lobby and can you get them on CLEARANCE here! I bought the stems from Hobby Lobby and just loved them!!

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When putting together your holiday/everyday table, keep in mind that you want people to be able to see each other across the table! Be careful not to obstruct their view with “STUFF”. The height of these stems is perfect!! I also love these lanterns!!! Pier1 is awesome!! You can find the lanterns here.¬†The awesome little pumpkins and gourd mix is on CLEARANCE HERE!¬†(I had to look up how to spell ‘gourd’… pathetic. I spelled it “gord”. Nice.

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And these delicious smelling candles are on CLEARANCE HERE!! And the table runner is also at Pier1 Рhere!

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Pier 1 has this lantern here. I got the wreath at Marshalls. I love these lanterns!! I can fill them with Holiday or everyday elements and keep them on my table year round!!

dsc_0790Beautiful Napkin rings from Pier1 Рfound here. Cloth napkins from Pier1 here. Pier1 placemats here. Beautiful Dinner plate set from Target here!

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Best of success with your Thanksgiving dinner. I hope you have a wonderful time with people you love! Thank you for stopping by!