Monday, November 18, 2019

Fun Family Traditions: The 12 Days of Christmas


When Christmas rolled around last year, we had only been in Florida for five months. We were struggling. It takes time to become rooted in an area and some of our boys chose to distance themselves from the family as well. My subconscious solution was to work more. However, between working through a special goal planner and the encouragement of friends, I realized my error.

Time is short when they are home with us, right? I stopped and began praying about how I could make this Christmas stand out or feel exciting. That's when the idea for the Twelve Days Of Christmas came to me. From there I went to Pinterest and now I'm sharing it with you!

I'm sharing it with you because though it was a LOT of work and not every moment was met with appreciation, it produced the result I hoped for! It was worth the effort and helped our family make memories we wouldn't have had otherwise.  And you know what? I had fun!

Perhaps you need inspiration to make sweet memories! Hopefully this post will do just that. Warning! These pictures are not blog perfect and my poems are lame. The idea is to inspire you with what works for your family!
SHARE:

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday Favorites: Gadgets & Home



Hello and welcome to another Friday Favorite! Today I bounce around from home items to gadgets for your phone. Those phone accessories would conveniently fit in a special someone's Christmas stocking, or in a lovely gift bag. Even better, you may need to up your phone game as well! Now before I delve into the world of electronics let's start with the home!

SHARE:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Utility Pants Take On Austin & The Style Six

Ruffle Top/ Soft Utility Boyfriend Pants/Pearlized Ruby Sneaker C/O Secret Celebrity Shoes

While frolicking around Austin last week I made an unplanned purchase at the Lucky Brand store, located at The Domain.  There's something about shopping with sweet friends that causes a chain reaction, right? We walked right to the clearance section, which boasted an additional 60% off! Remembering the combinable 40% off coupon tucked in my wallet, sealed the deal. My reserves slipped away and I had a new outfit to traipse up and down South Congress Street.

Thankfully I didn't have to traipse alone. Shelly, from the Queen In Between, offered to be my tour guide for Monday since I arrived almost two days later than the rest. And I quickly learned that in addition to being the Queen in Between, Shelly is also the queen of murals! My friends, there's quite a few murals up and down that strip!

SHARE:

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday Favorites: Date Night Beauty Edition

As I mentioned in a previous post, the hubs and I are officially dating. In other words, we spending time with each other, apart from the children, on a regular basis. Older teens and gift cards came together to make this possible. Now is it a coincidence that this is also a more difficult time in life? For example, we're still grounding ourselves in a new place, we're farther from family, we have one teen graduating this year and another learning to drive, etc! There's of course more, but this will suffice for now.  I'd say this is a good time to strengthen our relationship and work on being a united front.

So with dating on the brain, today's favorites stem are a mash up of beauty products and date worthy outfits I use to be all pretty. ;)

SHARE:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

"Everything Is Bigger In Austin" & The Style Six


I almost didn't make our second girl's trip. With one boy in his senior year of high school and two younger boys, it was a weekend full of priorities. Momma had to be home. Of course, there's no rather place I'd rather be, however I'm thankful it worked out to meet the girls a day and a half later.  In fact, I made it just in time for lunch at Gloria's on the Domain in Austin! Of course, I'll delve into adventure favorites soon enough.  But for today, I'm sharing a few thoughts on friendship and these fun graphic tees - Everything is Bigger In Texas!
SHARE:

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Dresses For Date Nights & The Style Six Link Up


Monday was my husband and I's 19th wedding anniversary so a theme on date nights circles around this brain of mine. In fact, I'm excited to continue the theme for Friday Favorites this week by sharing my favorite items that I use to get ready for an evening out. Now that the teens can hold down the fort, mom and dad can escape for a couple of hours! You know what was so nice about a quick run out? Spending little to no extra time on what to wear! That's the beauty of an easy dress. With a few accessories, you're ready to go. 
SHARE:

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

More Than A Classic Tee by Caite & Kyla

Classic Tee and a Bold Print. Bold print indeed, but might I add gorgeous, unique, flow-y, effortless and sublimely comfortable? This is my first experience with Caite & Kyla and I couldn't be more thrilled. While perusing their site, I was drawn to the classic, bohemian style. However, it wasn't long before I hopped over to their "About" page. 
 I learned that their pieces are handcrafted in India with prints designed by artists from around the world, ensuring originality.  When my packaged arrived, I discovered that their originality is coupled with quality! I love this top my friends and will enjoy creating various ways to style it. 
For today's link up I'm sharing what I wore to classes with the twins, followed by dinner out with my hubby!  Everything other than the top, was shopped from my closet!

"The Caite woman has a free spirit, is a lover of art, travel and all things handmade." 

 "She is a woman who is adventurous, enthusiastic and loves life..."
Kori Blouse C/O Caite & Kyla

Date Night Snapshot

Bavaro's has BOGO Margherita Pizza on Tuesday nights!
By the way, our 19th wedding anniversary is coming up next week! It will be our second anniversary to celebrate as Florida residents. Time flies my friend! Alright, let's link up together. And thank you Caite & Kyla for the beginning of so many style possibilities. Looking forward to creating more looks!

Favorite from last week's link up: Kim from Fierce Fashion . Love the blush colored snakeskin Kim! 


WELCOME TO OUR WEEKLY 
STYLE SIX FASHION LINK-UP

Our Party Rules Are Simple
~Please Only Link Posts related to Fashion, Beauty or Shopping
~Please Link No More than 3 Posts
~ Please visit other Linkers and Show them your love
~We’d LOVE it if you followed all our Blogs and Socials

Listed Clockwise from our GRAPHIC

Chrissy from Granola & Grace

Lisa from Coast to Coast

Andrea from Living in Cloud Nine

Shelly from The Queen In Between

Laura from The Horton Family

Kellyann from This Blonde’s Shopping Bag



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
SHARE:

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday Favorites: Reunions, Girl's Night & Sister Favorites


Reunions. As I've mentioned in the last couple of posts, my sweet sister and her family arrived last weekend for a long overdue visit. The younger boys and I ran out the door when they arrived. My nieces got to us first (of course). Oh, how much young ones change in almost two years, right?

When I finally reached my sister we instantaneously burst into tears. It was so good to be near her! She is a sister who is also a friend; a friend that listens, encourages, laughs at my lame jokes and simply gets me. For this reason, my Friday Favorites are highlighting our quick weekend, as well as random "favorites" we have in common! Maybe you'll share in some of those as well.
SHARE:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Heels For Kicks And The Style Six Link Up

Last Wednesday I received confirmation that my sister and her family would be traveling down to see us the following day. We've had thousands of miles and a four hour time distance between us. Their visit didn't seem real. When they arrived in our driveway, I had just written my last sentence on my Friday Favorites post and I hadn't looked back. 
SHARE:

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday Favorites: Homecoming, Dollar Store Decorations & Sarasota Spots

I'm kicking off this week's favorites with Homecoming Moments. No pun intended my friends. ;) The boys and I went to our First SHS Pep Rally. A performance by the Sarasota Circus students and fireworks will put this one down in the memory banks for us! You know what else will be remembered? My senior smiling! Moving is never easy and I'd say this boy has felt it the most.  My momma heart skipped a beat to see him happy. Now that's all I better say about that, right?

The team started strong this season but too many yellow flags and injured players hurt their winning streak. Thankfully, they came out on top at Friday night's game and I look forward to see how they do tonight!

SHARE:

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Target Mules, Causebox for Fall and The Style Six Link Up


How often does the addition of new shoes or even a purse, bring new life to a neglected wardrobe piece? That happened to me this week. I found these Kallie Mules at Target on clearance and snatched them up. They are a great transition piece, especially if you live in a warmer climate. The crispness of fall is not expected here till November.  In the meantime, there's mules!

SHARE:

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday Feature Favorite: SUPERSEED LIfe: Good Taste In Wellness


Hey friends! Last week I featured a listing of recent brands I've tried and this week I'm featuring ONE favorite! If you've been around the blog for a minute then you know one of my favorite healthy food brands is SUPERSEED Life (formerly known as Guiltless Goodies)! From the sweet family that runs the company to the delicious tasting, rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats treat! This company came up with a flour that consists solely of seeds! Seed flour, can you imagine?

I couldn't either, but they struck nutrient-gold with this combination and today I want to highlight most of their shop inventory. For those with no diet restrictions, eat with gusto. For those that are vegan, gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, etc, eat with GUSTO! Look for a discount code at the end of this post. There's no kick back going to Granola & Grace, but it's a great opportunity to try with less "risk"!
SHARE:

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Solids Verses Prints and The Style Six Link Up


Hello and happy first week of October! We are back into the 90s, melting my fall dreams like those Pumpkin Spice candles, flickering in every pumpkin-loving home right about now.  My favorite hair style went on strike and my skin angrily protests.  Of course I'm overly dramatic, but a girl should be allowed to lament, right? So now that my mini-rant is finished, I'll get straight to today's point.

Are you a where-all-the-prints girl or keep-it-all-solid girl? Most days I throw in a print somewhere, but refrained for kicks with the olive dress and blush accessories. This was after sporting my mixing mashup for our trek to the park this weekend.  Scroll down for that look. Now tell me, which look do you lean more towards?

Both looks are shopped from my closet, but I'm happy to report that I'm on the hunt for some new fall looks!  Oh, and both looks were photographed at the same park.

SHARE:

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday Favorites: New Brands & Products I Love


Hello! Are you ready for some football?? I'm cautiously excited because back in May our eldest badly broke his collar bone during some practice drills. It took over three months to heal. Now that he received clearance from the doctor, he's back in it, working hard to get his weight up. Needless to say, this momma will be a nervous spectator. I guess that's all apart of being a mom. So before I prepare for another night in the stands, let's talk Friday Favorites.


One of my favorite things about the blog world is reviewing products! It feels like an adventure to receive and be acquainted with brands and products I've not tried before. And if I like them? Well, I share them here with you on the blog! And today features a few of the recents starting with a protein shake.

SHARE:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Chino Shorts For Now Or Later & The Style Six Link Up


Hey sweet friends! As you can see I'm still in shorts, but did you notice that I'm wearing long sleeves?? There's a temporary break from the stifling, sauna-like thickness of south Florida humidity and I'm taking advantage. Though temps continue in the high 80s, the gentle breezes make for a comfortable bike ride with my daytime buddies.  One boy lamented that PE was not a necessary subject and I disagreed. We need our vitamin D and daily dose of exercise!

Speaking of exercise, my mom recently challenged me to 30 minutes of activity a day for 100 days. Challenge accepted and welcomed - at least by me anyway. ;) Whether they understand it or not, burning off pent up energy helps them focus better!

Now I realize there's no need for runway fashion at home, but a comfy put-together look makes me feel more confident. I function better, even if all I'm sporting is a simple top and a cute pair of shorts!
Speaking of the shorts, I found them on sale at GAP (code SEP40 for 40% off online!) and couldn't resist. With already two pairs of chinos in solids, it was time for a striped pair, right? If shorts are already off your fall attire, you can stock up for next year!

As for the rest of this outfit, I happily shopped my closet and even ended up wearing my long neglected, classic VANS! Scroll on down for more photos with my favorite cruiser, my pick from last week's link up and of course this week's link up! I'm so glad you're here!

SHARE:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Style Six Link Up: Battling In The Trenches

Hello my friends. Welcome to another Style Six link up! With the sweltering Florida heat, style and I are in the trenches battling lack of motivation. Thankfully, the evenings invite the caresses of a mildly cool breeze. I delight in those moments, realizing they cannot be appreciated without the experienced discomfort. Amen, right?

The same goes with our crazy schedule! We added another co-op to our homeschool routine, which the boys love. However, that's another day away from home with more work to be done during the week. Thankfully, we've found our groove, as long as we stick to the routine. Or more importantly, the lessons are laid out before they're up the next day. (There's so much to be said about being prepared!) All this to say, I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate peaceful, quiet moments because of all this crazy!

SHARE:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

My Favorite Fall Looks & The Style Six Link Up

Hello and welcome to the first Style 6 weekly link up! How did the Style 6 come about? Well that's a long story, but I'll sum it up by saying that the blog world can be full of adventure and surprises. It better be for all the work it requires to keep up, right??  Anyway, I've engaged with a few of these ladies through commenting and then one trip to Nashville brought all of us together.  You can read about that adventure HERE. After the Nashville trip (and many conversations on the Marco Polo app) this link up was born! And what better time to dive right in than the fall season?

And speaking of fall, have you glanced over the Pantone color chart for fall/winter? I gave it a once over for the first time while enjoying girl time with my mom - my first pedicure in Florida!!!

Here's the chart (other charts had small differences, but I like this one...)
The color polish I went with...

SHARE:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Essential Oil Organization & Simply Earth's September Recipe Box

Hello! Would you believe this is my 12th post on Simply Earth's Essential Oil Recipe boxes? What a blessing this company is to me and my family! Right after we moved to Florida I received my first box, consisting of FOUR full-sized bottles of EOs, vibrant recipe cards and bonus items. In addition, I received a bonus box full of empty roller bottles, EO bottles, almond oil, etc. I looked at the contents of that box and thought, "what am I going to do with all that???". Well, I can assure you I've found plenty of uses.

SHARE:

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wild Print Mixing & Red Bow Shoes

Hello! As I type, Fraser plays on the television while my husband and eldest bellow back and forth about last Friday night's HS football game. In the midst of their clamor my youngest two clamor to chime in. My middle son joins them, ice cream bowl in hand. Of course all this brings the dog from her slumbering couch nap in hopes of a quick game of tug-o-war, or maybe even a dropped snack. It's a typical evening around.

Though we thought we'd be hunkering down from torrential rains and angry winds, hurricane Dorian went in another direction. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bahamas, as thousands are not enjoying a "normal" evening at home. (I'm adding the RedCross link HERE to donate because sometimes I desire to help and just don't know how!)

SHARE:

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday Favorites: Favorite Spots To Find Activewear for the Whole Family


Active Wear, Active Wear! Did you see that YouTUBE video that came out 3 years ago poking fun at the rise in, well, active wear? In case you haven't, I've linked the video at the end of this post. You'll also find references throughout - I can't help myself!  Anyway, with a house full of boys who love active wear, I've found my favorites stores over the years to help the budget.  
SHARE:

Friday, August 23, 2019

Friday Favorites: My Favorite Ways to Reclaim My "Sanity"


"Friends, sun, sand and sea, that sounds like summer to me." - unknown

And that certainly describes our first full on summer in Florida. The schedule was unpredictable and my hospitality was warmly put to the test. Back in Georgia, I dreamed of ways we could improve our space for efficient entertaining. Those prayers for proper "feng shui" were answered in our now open floor plan. The Florida home was a hive of activity boasting boys who hooted, hollered, ate and slept within its walls. Add in guest from out of town and you get a full on bed and breakfast. 

What sweet memories we made this summer! I felt blessed beyond words, but the introverted side of me rallied against the mayhem. My desire to create was non-existent and personal goals were forgotten.  I didn't know which way was up! Pay bills? Am I supposed to do that? I don't know about you, but this makes me crazy. Though the internal warning signs rang loudly, I felt powerless to control the events, kid responsibilities, etc. 

So my friends, today's Friday favorites is all about my favorite ways to reclaim my sanity so to speak. Even if I was "forced" to do so in a way I didn't expect! Now before I delve right in, allow me to share my favorite outfit of the week. 

At this point a modicum of structure is back in place and consequently, I'm inspired to create in my closet, even in the most casual of ways.  So I hope you can join the casual train on a mini-adventure to downtown Sarasota for lunch and gelato with another look at my favorite overalls, styled with a new top!  (Psssst...these tops are currently on sale!)  
SHARE:

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Gift Giving Inspiration & WIW Mash Up


Hello! Did you know that August is my birthday month? Oh how I love to celebrate with shopping, girl time and good eats. Though the official day already passed, the adventures need not end! For me these adventures lie within the gifts I received. Yes, one of my love languages is "gifts", but I struggle to give them well! For this reason, I want to share a few gifts in hopes that it will inspire others like me with fresh ideas for gift giving merriment!
SHARE:

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tips For That Next Photography Shoot

Thinking about hiring a photographer for head shots, blog pics, or Instagram?  Fantastic! I think that's a great idea! One that you won't regret. In fact, with the right amount of planning, your experience can be an investment that you thoroughly enjoyed.

When it comes to hiring a photographer my biggest issues are budget, schedule, planning outfits, and choosing what pictures to use once the shoot is over! However, with lessons I've learned along the way, I have tips to share, as well as some PRO tips from photographer friends that you'll find sprinkled about this post!
SHARE:

Monday, August 5, 2019

DIY Face Care With Simply Earth Essential Oils


Hello! I'm back with another essential oil recipe box from Simply Earth. Their DIY recipes are for amateurs and pros alike with opportunity for adventure in each box. Last month I teamed up with my boys for engaging kid recipes, but this month is perfect for some girl time! My sister-in-law was in town visiting so I took full advantage.  With her mutual love for essential oils and beauty products, she was the perfect partner in DIY fun. I hope you enjoy today's August box reveal, featuring recipes to care for that beautiful face of yours!
SHARE:

Monday, July 29, 2019

Drawstring Tencel Shorts & Aquarium Outfits


Hello my friends! Today I'm introducing another clearance find: TENCEL drawstring shorts from the GAP! I had no intention of adding more draw string shorts to my closet but the softness of the material called to me. I've not had the best of luck with drawstring shorts, yet this pair came home with me. They are so comfortable, but I question how flattering they are on my build. What do you think?

Nagging doubts aside, these shorts are on repeat, firstly to the Mote Marine Labs Aquarium and then all over the town! Speaking of the aquarium, I lost count of our visits since we moved here but I thought it would be fun to share a few outfits from a few of them. In addition to outfits, I'll close with a few reasons why I think everyone can benefit from being a member - somewhere! ;)
SHARE:

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Athletic Wear: Reversible Tank, Sports Bra and Leggings

Hi! Yoga anyone? Now before I misrepresent, allow me to explain that I don't practice yoga on the daily. However, it's my onramp whenever I get stuck in an exercise rut, which I fell into after our move to Florida. I kept saying I'd join a gym, etc but I didn't want it enough to sacrifice quiet mornings for exercise. It's rowdy around my house, but summer has reached new heights! But just the same, here I digging out my yoga mat. I blame it on the dog...

About a month ago, I found the dog chewing on my favorite sports bra by Handful Bras. This bra originally came into my possession while visiting an athletic shoe store for running. Their motto, "flatter, not flatten", lived up to its name, while giving fabulous support! The comfy bra is so durn cute too. All this to say, I wasn't happy to find damage done to my favorite sports bra.

I sent the company a silly Instagram video message in my best Leia from Star Wars voice, explaining my puppy woes and asked for help.

"Help me Handful Bras, You're my Only Hope"

They responded the next day! The sweet rep emailed me and said they would send a bra, along with a little surprise! What?? My day was made!

The Bra & The Surprise
The surprise was this fun reversible tank top! It can scoop in the front or scoop in the back, depending on which side of the bra you'd like to feature. As for the capri leggings, I received those at the same athletic store in Georgia. They are a stretchy high-waisted fit with a good dose of tummy control, which I especially enjoy right now.
SHARE:

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday Favorites: Sarasota Highlights


Friday Favorites is extra special this week because today is our official move to Florida date. There were many uncertainties, but with one van load and one truck load we drove about 8 hours to our house closing! Though nothing felt real, we loaded back up with keys to our new home in hand. Awaiting our arrival was a sweet welcome in the form of a stocked fridge, a hot meal and a made up air mattress for Glen and I.

Those first few months were a blur. A lot of tears were shed, but God faithfully provided comfort, direction and blessings along the way. So all that being said, I want to highlight some of our Sarasota favorites to celebrate. Again this is in no way a comprehensive list! I plan to write a travel style post for this gorgeous town. In the meantime I invite you to share in on some of family favorites to visit and bring our out of town guests to!
SHARE:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Minimalist Wood Watch & Giveaway


Hello my friends. It's all smiles here on the blog, for today's post features the giveaway I mentioned on Monday with JORD, a maker of wood time pieces that I've admired for years! Perhaps you've seen these watches as well, or maybe even own one yourself. If that's the case, then you know why I'm so excited. However, if you haven't heard of them, you're in for a treat! Either way, I'd love for you to join me for today's wrist candy love, complimented with boho feels for summer - it's truly the perfect minimalist watch.
SHARE:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Have You Considered Reusable Menstrual Pads?

I am adventurous with most things natural - essential oils, beauty, foods, household cleaners, etc. And when you venture into the realm of natural, you begin to look at ALL areas. It didn't happen at first, but eventually my "granola" choices led me to question what I was using for my period. Those questions led me to what I've used for years: the menstrual cup, with natural liners and the occasional pad purchase.  Though I looked at reusable pads from time to time, I couldn't get myself to try them. Washing them, coupled with the inability to imagine how effective they could be kept the option off the table for me. So what am I doing writing this post??
SHARE:

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Simply Earth July Box: Essential Oil Recipes For Kids

Hello and welcome to Simply Earth's July subscription recipe box reveal for July! Perhaps you've already seen some IG stories or maybe even an impromptu video that I shared on Facebook regarding this box. However, there is something about the layout and design that goes into a blog post that ensures I'm not ready to give up on blog life - no matter the draw that Instagram life gives! So today I share the essential oil goodness in the form of kid-fun recipes. Side note: those four bottles of EOs included in the box will come in handy long after this month!
SHARE:

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday Favorites: Mini-Try On at Lucky & Favorite Locally Owned Spots


Hello friends! This week at the casa I feel as if I'm running a bed and breakfast for teen boys. One evening there were ten boys camped out, including my four! Let's just say I'm grabbing girl moments whenever I can, while working at keeping the pantry stocked! So, I'm just excited to have a Friday Favorites post to bring you!  There's certainly been much to report, but today I'll keep it brief with a mini-fashion try on and some of my favorite eatery pop-ins!
SHARE:

Monday, July 8, 2019

One Year Florida Anniversary: Let's Celebrate With Giveaways!


On July 19th, we will have lived out our first year as Florida residents. For those of you that have followed along since Georgia days, you may remember us sharing the big news. If you're newer to the blog, I invite you to share in by catching up on our BIG NEWS REVEAL, followed by the GEORGIA Season Finale. I want to celebrate, remember all that God did and continues to do. While contemplating the how via blog life, a few goodies "dropped" in my life - just in time to share with YOU.
SHARE:

Monday, July 1, 2019

Red, White, Blue & You: All Things Patriotic Link Up


When I think of the 4th of July, of course I think of our country's independence, but from there I move on to all the summer sentiments. From childhood on, the 4th makes me feel like summer is in full effect. There's barbecues to be had, country music to listen to, vacations to reflect on, family and friends to laugh with. So in a sense I feel as if I'm celebrating with gratitude as I'm indescribably grateful to be alive and share moments with those I love.

All that being said, today's post is going to be a conglomeration of fashion and sentiment with a few other miscellaneous goodies for this fabulous "Red, White, Blue & You LINK UP with some sweet blogger friends. Please feel free to link up your posts with red, white and blue...fun 4th Inspirations!
SHARE:

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday Favorites: Fashion, Summer CauseBox, Influencer Events & More

Another Friday is upon us! I'm currently seated in a friend's home in Georgia, furiously typing my favorite blog post feature of the week - Friday Favorites!! The hodge-podge of life-currently, beauty products, fashion finds, adventures, tips and ideas, etc has me all giddy to share mine and read yours! And this week is no different! Next week, I'll share snippets from this Georgia trip, but for now let's dive in to the summer fun around Sarasota!

Fashion Favorite - The Cami Dress With The Straw Tote

Remember that dress that I purchased from the GAP a month or so ago? Well, I wouldn't remember it either. So here's a pic to jog our memory!
SHARE:

Monday, June 24, 2019

At Home Teeth Whitening, Electronic Toothbrush Reviews & Giveaway


Smile Fearlessly. What's more disarming and engaging than a friendly, warming smile that reaches the eyes?  However, there's many an opportunity missed when one doesn't feel confident enough to give that full toothy smile! Though my teeth aren't perfectly straight, I'm blessed with white teeth that only need occasional help due to daily coffee consumption. Usually an activated charcoal treatment straight out of the capsule helps enough to keep my smile confident, but my hubby has a different story. As a former smoker with years of daily coffee intake, he tossed "white" out of his teeth vocabulary a long time ago. In addition to this, he also had a root canal done on his front tooth. All this combined can take some confidence out his smile. Would an at home teeth whitening system even work for him?

And this my friends brings me to today's post. When Smile Brilliant reached out to me to review their whitening system, I immediately dreamed of their electronic toothbrush for me and the whitening kit for my husband. They agreed and I'm thrilled to share our review today and a giveaway! (Look for a link at the end of this post.)
SHARE:

Friday, June 21, 2019

Friday Feature: Casual Guy Outfits With Glen and Rob

Hello and Happy Friday my friends! If you haven't guessed it already, I'm featuring a very special guest today: my hubby. As an added bonus, I'm joining the sweet, supportive and fabulous Jodie at J's Touch of Style, who is also featuring her husband!  The fun for this feature began when I first mentioned the idea to my husband. Oh the look! I laughed again when Jodie admitted that her husband was just as enthused as mine!  That being said, they are troopers and not only played along, but embraced their feature rolls.

SHARE:

Monday, June 17, 2019

Overalls Return With A New Graphic Tee


Hello my friends! I hope you had nice weekend remembering or celebrating "dad". Our boys were in a musical Friday night, there was a fish fry at the church Saturday night and Sunday we had a low key Father's Day lunch at home after service. However, in between the crazy, Glen and I trounced around town in search of used patio furniture and then string lights for the pool cage. Our furniture hunt turned up nothing but laughs and blog pics, but Wal-Mart came through on the string lights! Guess we will venture out again next weekend.

SHARE:

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday Favorites: Tea House, Sea Salt Spray & A Surprise


This weeks favorites are all about food, fun, friends, fashion and a sneak peek at a supremely personal item I'll be reviewing on the blog soon! Also, I'm partnering with Simply Earth for this month's June box giveaway. See what that's all about below!
SHARE:
© Granola and Grace
Blogger Templates made by pipdig