Month: April 2014

Spring has Sprung

I have to say that the South is beautiful in the spring!  The weather is perfect and it’s so lush and green, even the weeds are pretty!  Can it stay like this all year???

I’m finally back to posting pics of what I’m wearing.  It’s been a little busy around here between sports, end of the school year projects, field trips and more, but it’s so nice out that I have to take advantage of it.  Hope you all have a great week, check back for more of what I’ll be wearing this week!

Boyfriend Jeans and Bow Heels on

Mint Top and Statement Necklace on

Spring style on

Kate Spade Earrings and Flower Statement Necklace on


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What I’m wearing…
Top is from Nordstrom Rack (similar style herehere) | Gap Boyfriend Jeans | Steven by Steve Madden heels | bag is older, similar style here and here | Ily Couture Necklace |  J Crew Bracelets  (30% off with code GOSHOP)  | Kate Spade Earrings | NARS lipgloss in Orgasm | Essie nail polish in Haute as Hello

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is a little more than three weeks away and with Joel and I living across the country from our moms it’s time to start figuring out what we’re getting them to celebrate their special day.  Although our mom’s get along famously, they’re very different when it comes to buying gifts.  My mom is a little more on the glam side and Joel’s mom is a little more sporty.  Here are a few ideas I’m going to pick from for each of our moms…

The Glam Mom…

Mother's Day Gift Ideas under $100 on

The Sporty Mom…

Mother's Day Gift Ideas on CaliCrest.comShop the Glam Mom looks clockwise from top right…
The Fashion Book, YSL Lipstick #6 (Pink In Devotion), Kate Spade Bow Stationery, Kate Spade Earrings, Pearl Necklace, Kate Spade Luggage Tag, Jo Malone Candle, JCrew Jewelry Tray

Shop the Sporty Mom looks clockwise from top right…
JCrew Rash Guard (30% off with code: GOSHOP), YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush #5, Madewell Tote, Lululemon Headband, Tory Burch Flip Flops, Kate Spade Parfum, JCrew Hat (30% off with code: GOSHOP)

Hope this helps give you some ideas for your mom!  Thanks for stopping by!


Favorite Drugstore Makeup

A couple of weeks ago I shared my favorite makeup for spring.  Today I’m sharing some of my favorite drugstore finds. I love trying all makeup and sometimes the “cheap stuff” is just as good if not better than name brand.  Here’s what I love…

Favorite Dugstore Makeup on


Neutrogena naturals Acne Spot Remover: I love this especially since I break out with all this southern humidity!  It’s a must have if you deal with the random (or monthly) breakouts.

Wet-n-Wild coloricon eyeliner: I’m seriously obsessed with this!  I always used MAC until my mom made me try this and I like it so much more!  It’s a richer black and stays for days! (Maybe not days but for a long time) For $1.00 it’s worth trying.

Maybelline master shape eyebrow pencil: I love how waxy this pencil is.  I wasn’t blessed with perfectly shaped brows and am envious of those who are but this definitely helps control my unruly brows.

O•P•I nail lacquer: Who doesn’t love this??? I just picked this one up for a spring, I love a soft peachy pink nail, the color is Passion.

And of course we all need tweezers, hair ties and some fashion mags.  I hope you’ll share what some of your favorite drugstore makeup is with me!

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Easter Outfits for the Family

I’ve been busy trying to plan out our Easter outfits before it’s too late.  I love to coordinate as a family and this year I’m going with a blue, grey and coral theme.  Here are some outfit ideas that I’ll be pulling from for my family.
Boys Easter Outfit on

Tween Girls Easter Outfit on

Men's Easter Sunday outfit on


Click on the links below to find these pieces…

For the Boys:  Mini Boden Shirt, Gap Pants, JCrew Sunglasses, JCrew Belt, Jcrew Shoes

For Elle:  H&M Dress, Kate Spade Earrings, JCrew Sweater, Essie Nail Polish in Tart Deco, JCrew Bow Flats

For Joel: Banana Republic Shirt, JCrew Pants, Tie, Cuff Links, Shoes

For Me:  JCrew Lace Top, JCrew Pencil Skirt, JCrew Earrings, Michael Kors Bag, Kate Spade Heels

Our One Year Anniversary!

Today marks one year since our family packed up our house in Virginia and moved down to Alabama.  Joel and I have moved around a lot over the past 12+ years but I think this has been the biggest change because we know this is where we’ll stay.  Joel loves his job, the kids love their school and friends, and I love our neighborhood and the little community we’re in.  Joel and I are both shocked at how quickly the kids have become Tiger fans and how much pride they have for the state of Alabama after such a short time.  The south is a whole different world but we’re loving it and are excited for what the next year has in store for us.  Here are a few pics from my phone I thought I’d share of our past year…

kids on

football on

Schurtz Family on

Halloween on

snow day on

Georgia Aquarium on