Holiday Cheer Challenge

We are so excited to share the joy of the holidays and what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than classic Christmas movies! We have teamed up with Dreamworks Animation and Fox Entertainment to spread kindness and cheer through the Holiday Cheer Challenge! 
One of our all time favorite Christmas movies is Frosty the Snowman. Not only is it super fun, but it also has such an inspiring message, and of course an awesome song.  Y'all know we love to sing and dance around here.  Despite all of the challenges Frosty faces he always finds joy in the situation and sees the best in people.





Last Friday morning we woke up to our own winter wonderland so watching Frosty was a must!
After lots and lots of bundling up we went outside and made our own family snowman (well, snow woman because Olivia insisted).  They worked so hard and were so proud of their creation!




It was a perfect day to spread some holiday cheer so we made a hot cocoa station for our friends and neighbors.  These two smiled ear to ear the whole time, just like Frosty ;)  And I'm pretty sure they ate more marshmallows than they gave out.  





Now it's your turn to keep the kindness going and spread some cheer of your own! 
Be sure to share how you are spreading holiday cheer with the hashtag #DWAHolidayChallenge
How are you going to make someone smile today?


(A big thank you to Dreamworks and Fox Entertainment for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are of our own, as always)

Christmas Pictures 2017

Yep it's really me!  It has been, well forever, since I have had the time to sit down and blog, but something about the festivities of the holidays always makes me want to document it all.  I wanted to share our family Christmas pictures that the amazingly talented Lauren Tuggle shot for us.  It's not enough that they are allll over my house!  I always love looking back at the blog year after year to see my favorites and how the kids have grown and changed. So without further rambling, here are my faves!
 

























Looking at these photos make my heart so happy and I feel so blessed I get to call these three mine.  This was the first year both of the cooperated for pictures (probably all the practice the get at home, ha).  I've had our Christmas cards for a good two weeks so hopefully I get around to sending them out this week.  From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!
 
 
Also, if you are in the Birmingham area and looking for a photographer give Lauren a shout!  She is truly wonderful!  Click here for her page!
 





Giveaway with Jord

Happy June 1st friends!  June is always such a fun month around here, lake trips, beach trips, pool days and of course birthdays! Olivia and I both have birthdays this month and I have been busy planning her unicorn gymnastics party (more on that to come). I love to plan for others, but have never been big on birthdays for myself. It is hard for me to even think of gift ideas for me because I would rather shop for the kids or the house than myself, unless it happens to be some fancy arm candy ;)  I worked with my favorite wood watch company Jord Watches for a gift for Chad a while back and when I got the opportunity to pick out a watch for myself I was thrilled - happy birthday to me! 


I picked out the Zebrawood and Champagne watch from the Frankie 35 series, you can find it here! I absolutely love the light weight wood design and when I got my watch in, it was just perfect. They even had it fitted to my wrist before they sent it out.  They also offer custom engraving on every time piece which would be so great for gift options.  It is such a cool and classy watch that you can dress up or down so it goes perfectly with every outfit.  Olivia keeps asking when they are going to come out with a kids line - hint, hint!

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These beautiful time pieces add that something special to your wardrobe, even if it is the usual momiform of jeans and a tee shirt.  It is fun to get all dolled up though and have the perfect accessory to go along with it.  Take a look at all of the women's watches and pick your favorite!



Let's not forget about the Papa's since Father's day is coming up this month too!  Jord has a super cool collection of men's watches for all of the fellas in your life.  Chad's favorite thing about his watch is how smooth it feels on his wrist. And you can't forget this stunning design! The box itself is a show piece and makes for a very impressive gift.


I love these watches so much and I am certain that you will too so Jord and I teamed up to give you all a chance to win a $100 E gift code towards a watch of your choice!  If you don't win the big money, don't worry, everyone who enters wins a $25 E gift code so hurry and enter HERE!!!  The contest runs through this Sunday June 4th and the E gift codes will be mailed shortly after and expire June 30th.
Good luck friends!

 

Our Easter

(pink floral maxi c/o Jane.com)

You know we love to celebrate holidays around here! Easter is one of my very favorites! I think maybe it's a little bit of spring fever mixed in that makes it so much fun.  As Olivia and Jack get older I want to make sure we focus on what Easter is really about instead of so much of the commercial side. We didn't even discuss the Easter bunny coming until the night before and I really tried to scale back their baskets this year (well, at least it all fit inside a basket this year...baby steps people). 
I also really love coordinating all of our outfits, gotta give the kids something to complain about when looking back at pictures someday, right?
 

 
My favorite daily deal site Jane.com sent me this lovely high low dress and I knew it would be perfect for Easter.  I love maxi dresses for Easter since they seem more dressy, but the high low is so much more practical for chasing toddlers around the yard hunting eggs.  Also provides a nice breeze since it was almost 90 degrees on Easter, thanks Alabama spring. I coordinated the boys clothes out of what they had in their closets and Olivia picked her own dress out. She is obsessed with wearing long dresses and I can't think of anything cuter than a toddler in a maxi dress so it was a no brainer.  Be sure to check out Jane.com for new deals all of the time and they have more than just clothes.  I love their home d├ęcor too!
 
Since we never get pictures just the two of us, love this handsome man of mine so much
 
 
We went to church with my family followed by lunch at my mom's and a big cousin Easter egg hunt. This was Jack's first year to hunt eggs and he was surprisingly good at it.  He even scored $7 in prize money, here we come Target dollar section! 
 


 
We played until the sun went down and went to bed with full bellies and even fuller hearts.  I am so thankful for my family and most of all my savior, Jesus Christ who gave his life so that I can be with him forever in heaven one day!  I hope everyone had a fantastic Easter!  And now it's almost summer time and we just can't wait!
 


Jord Watch Review and GIVEAWAY

When it comes to gifts for my husband I always draw a blank.  He is the most practical man I know and he rarely spends money on himself.  I wanted his Christmas gift to be something special and something just for him (since he usually asks for something for our home if he ever does ask for anything).  This super cool Jord Wood Watch caught my eye and I knew Chad would love it too. 
 
 
When I received the watch I have to say I was more than impressed.  The wooden case it comes in is so nice and then the watch itself is a work of art.  I seriously cannot say enough about the craftsmanship of the watch.  It is masculine, but not too large and just the right amount of style.  It looks great with his work clothes and casual weekend date night attire as well.  It  was sized just to fit him which just makes it so nice.  They also offer engraving so you can leave a special message.  I know Christmas is over, but Valentine's day is just around the corner and these watches make fabulous gifts!  They have a fabulous selection of women's watches too. You can see the whole collection here
 
The kids pretty much attack Chad as soon as he walks through the door from work and want him to play with them.  I snuck a few pictures while he was reading to Olivia the other day and I know I will cherish these sweet moments they have together.
 


 
So now I know what you are thinking, how can I get one of these watches??  Well, I have partnered with Jord to giveaway a $100 gift card to one lucky reader, but just for entering everyone gets a $25 gift card! Pretty much a win-win! You can enter HERE  The giveaway closes January 22, 2017 at 11:59pm and the Gift codes will be good until March 31, 2017. 
 
Good luck friends and happy Monday!