Friday, December 9, 2016


Happy Friday!

The temperatures this week have been super cold {well, to us with thin Texas blood} and the high yesterday was a measly 39*. I know those of you from the North are laughing at me and how much of a weenie I am when it comes to winter, but we were bundled up a ton yesterday! Walker has been asking me, "...but where's the snow, Mommy?" I laughed as he was complaining about putting on yet another layer and couldn't help but think of this: 

Did y'all see the Duchess of Cambridge at last night's annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace? I loved that she wore Diana's Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara for the occasion. I also love this photo snapped of her as she was on her way to the palace:

She can seriously do no wrong! 

I recently posted a picture on Instagram Stories of me reading this book to Knox, and I got a lot of messages from y'all asking about it, so I thought I'd share here, too. It's called "Christmas in the Manger" and it's the sweetest board book that tells about the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate. It's not even $6 and there's plenty of time to scoop it up before the big day and read to your littles! 

Did you catch my stocking stuffer guide on Wednesday for women, men and kiddos? {Click here to see it!} I heard from so many of y'all who just do stockings; or some of y'all who are like us and hide an expensive gift in the stocking among the little tchotchkes; or some of y'all who just do the cheaper little silly gifts. Either way, I included things of all price points for everyone, no matter how you celebrate! 

I can buy all the expensive teething toys and my child will instead use the kitchen table as a teething toy. I'm guessing this is a precursor to Christmas where he'll play with the wrapping paper and boxes instead of the toys. ;)


Linking up with April, Amanda, Andrea, Amy and Katie


  1. Kate is just timeless--she was born to be a princess!
    39 is cold. It was 29 to start here (but feels like teens) and I can tell you, it doesn't feel nice lol. Bundle away!

  2. The high was 39?! Brrr! That's pretty chilly. Happy Friday!

  3. To echo what Jenn said - she really is timeless and stunning!! 39 is totally cold, but I'd go for some of those temps this weekend - it's supposed to be super cold :( Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Everything about Kate in that red dress - amazing! 39 is cold girlfriend, stay warm! Today is our coldest day yet too!

  5. That's so funny about the cold! It was 25 here this morning eeek!! I'm with Walker, if I'm bundling and it's this cold - where's the snow!?! I love everything about Kate!!!

  6. I love Kate! :) I agree-she never does anything wrong!

  7. Haha don't feel bad, that is cold!! Today, it's been in the 60's and everyone's complaining... don't wish away my cold Christmas, people! lol Gosh, Kate looked sooo pretty last night! She really can do no wring ;) Hope y'all have a great weekend :)

  8. I laughed so hard when I saw the teething picture on instagram...Jack does the same thing!

  9. I am getting that book to read to my niece and nephew, and to my Viv next year! So important that they know this!


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