Tuesday, January 29, 2019

JCPenny Try on

Hey chicas!  I have taken a little break from shopping and buying.  Kind of an unofficial, unplanned break, but I was just worn out and over it by the time Christmas rolled around!  Anyone feel that way?  But, now the stores have refreshed their inventory, and I am also feeling refreshed!  I stopped in JC Penny the other day to make a return, and I was surprised by so many cute things out on their racks!  Naturally, I decided to do an impromptu try on sesh for ya!  


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How I Painted My Tiled Kitchen Backsplash

We have been talking about renovating our kitchen ever since we moved into this house...so that's over 3 years of cussing and discussing.  We go back and forth because it's not the worst kitchen you've ever seen, however, there are some changes I would like to make.  But then something comes up, or we get busy and put it on the back burner.

Painting your tiled kitchen backsplash is an easy, inexpensive way to refresh your space for less!  For under $100 you can completely transform the room!  This is a DIY even the unskilled can tackle!   Midwesternmama.com

Kitchen renovation talk has recently come up again.  I love that our kitchen is all white, but it's very dated, and there are things I would love to change.  Ideally, I would love new cabinets that extended to the ceiling (getting rid of that soffit), a new countertop with an extended bar area for counter height bar stools, a farmhouse sink, new backsplash, and updated appliances.  So, the practical husband is asking WHY would we pay all of that money to have ANOTHER white kitchen?  Because it's better I tell him.  But, he's not super into that answer.  Go figure!  ha!

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Monday, January 14, 2019

New Year, New Goals

Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999!  Is anyone else feeling extremely old knowing that was 20 years ago.  TWENTY.  I'm officially a grandma.

So, it's a new year.  And that means everyone is setting new resolutions and goals.  I have been thinking a lot lately about my goals and what I want from this space, and just life in general.  It's so overwhelming sometimes to look at the bigger picture, but it's good to sit down and evaluate things periodically.

I struggle with finding a balance between managing this blog and also being a mama.  I started this blog as a creative outlet for myself, hoping that one day it would turn into something more.  I didn't really have a timeline or a goal for myself, but just the hope that by the time Beckham went to kindergarten, I would have established myself enough to try and grow this into a small business.  This plan seemed easy enough, but it turns out that this blogging world is SO incredibly time consuming.  Not having been on social media prior to starting the blog, I was unaware of how much time is involved in writing not only blog posts, but then also posting on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.  Coming up with content, taking pictures, editing pictures, writing captions, linking items, etc.  It takes a whole heck of a lot longer than you may think.

New Year, New Goals!  This is the year of being who I want my kids to become.  Who's with me?  Midwestern Mama

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Monday, January 7, 2019

December Instagram Roundup

January is usually a rather slow month for us, but this year is going to be an exception to the rule!  Things are happening at the French household, and it's crazy how quickly this month is going to flying by.  This nice weather we have been having is so fabulous!  I usually dread January and February in the midwest because it's grey and cloudy and just rather depressing.  To have not only the sunshine, but also weather warm enough to play outside has been good for everyone's soul!

I am rounding up the looks I shared for the month of December, so you can check them out below.  To shop the looks, just click on the photo!  If I was unable to link an exact item, I do my best to find a similar option for you.

A little tip:  If you see something you like, but don't want to purchase it right now, you can click the little heart to make it a favorite.  ShopStyle will then email you when that items goes on sale!  It's so handy!

The pictures aren't showing up on the email version of this post, so you will need to open the email in your browser to view them,  If you still can't see the widget below, you may have to pull this up on your desktop.  It works on my phone, but I have heard from some of you that you can't see it.  So, check it on a computer and you should be good to go!


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