Friday, July 31, 2015


Happy Friday, y'all! So thankful the weekend is here!

Have I ever mentioned that I have a major strong-willed child? Yeah, well, I do. I love him to death, but the sheer defiance and throwing-himself-on-the-floor tantrums just have to stop. So, upon the suggestion of my Mom, I ordered Dr. James Dobson's "The Strong-Willed Child" and it came in on Wednesday. I'm never one for self-help books, but I'm hoping this will shed some light into my life as the parent of a strong-willed child and what I can do to help remedy it. 

And you know what? I'm very strong-willed myself, so I have even more of an appreciation for my parents now for dealing with me as a child. I'm sure they're thinking, "payback...!" 

Moving on to a much happier and more positive note, my mother-in-law brought me back some wooden and metal vintage milk crates from Canton and Waco, and I'm getting really excited about how to style them in my house. I found the below look on Pinterest and really like it, but if you have any other suggestions, let me know! 

I really love Joanna Gaines' style {you know, from "Fixer Upper?"} if that helps. AND, I always tell Brandon that I'd move back to Waco in a heartbeat to have them fix up a house for us! 

Speaking of Pinterest, I am on the hunt for a red plaid shirt to wear this fall/winter...and especially with my faux-fur vest. I love this one {not the silly way the girl is posing, however!} -- does anyone have a red plaid shirt they love? 

SheInside does it again with the perfect little gingham shirt to pair like this: 

So excited to cuddle with this little guy this weekend, who has perfected his side-eye like none other. CLEARLY he is my child! And, let's just add this to a 5 1/2: Brandon is coming home from a week-long business trip today and we are thrilled to have him home! 

Linking up with: 

April + the Five on Friday girls

Amy and Karli



  1. That side eye is hilarious! haha. You are gonna have your hands full mama. Loving your fall style looks! I need to find some more plaid and gingham shirts too. I have a couple from Old Navy last year, but I wouldn't say that I love them. Hope you guys have a good weekend!

  2. Great fall looks. I too have been on the hunt for the perfect red plaid shirt for fall. Haven't found one yet. If I do, I will let you know.

  3. Okay, one if you find a red plaid shirt like that let me know! Two, I'm sitting here laughing because Jared's parents have told me about how they had to read a book about strong-willed children when he was younger! Boys lol. Hope you find some tips in there that will make your life a little easier!

  4. I swear all 3 of my kids are strong willed kids. Ha! I'm just praying that it will help them make good strong decisions when they are adults without being swayed by peer pressure. :) I live in MT but I think I'd even move to Waco to live in a house that Joanna designed and decorated. :)

  5. I love that look with the red plaid – perfect for fall!

  6. I am obsessed with She Inside! I love that gingham number.

  7. I think Land's End and LL Bean have a good stock of those shirts come fall. I was on their site last week looking for a plaid tunic and it doesn't look like they've added fall styles yet, but keep an eye out!


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