The Most “Fitting” Thanksgiving Look

Hey guys! I don’t know about you, but I change about a hundred times before deciding on my official Thanksgiving outfit of the year. I know it’s stupid because no one remembers stuff like that, but it really stresses me out!   Trying to find the happy medium between being warm, stylish, festive, and comfortable has had me spinning every single year, but this year I think I’m going to try a new tactic- pants that stretch, a Fall-colored top, a cute cardigan for extra warmth, and boots or flats for the shoes.   If you’re like me and find…

Paying it Forward

As we launch into the Season of Giving, we experience more and more pressure to spend money on things people don’t really want or need. We are preached to about spending money for others and ‘blessing’ them financially.   Well, I’m here to tell you that’s a load of hogwash. As a broke and penniless college student, any gifts I am able to give are low cost and have more heart involved than money. I’d rather give you something I spent time and effort on than toss you any ole knick knack.   So today, Winners, we are going to…

Fall in Love With This Fall Playlist

The Fall season is a very interesting time of year. My boyfriend and I were actually just discussing how Fall brings up this nostalgic attitude that’s a complete one-eighty from the party attitude many people have during the Summer.   Lately, I’ve found my mind going back to this time of year in years past and I can’t say that I mind it. It’s nice to slow down from a crazy summer and just chill to music that highlights the very best aspects of Fall.     Here are the tunes I’ve been jamming to so far this Fall:  …

Dry Skin For Dummies

Dry skin can be a tough foe, especially when you’ve never struggled with it before. I was a teenager back when my first skin issues started, so my parents and I were scrambling all over trying to find solutions.   My skin was literally peeling off my face on a daily basis. It was a nightmare! Sadly, this went on for years because, as hard as we tried, we never found any viable solutions to my problem.   It wasn’t until I was 15 that I finally started finding some products and tricks that eventually helped to eliminate my problem…

Top 5 Favorite Children’s Books

Hey everyone! As the temperature drops this Fall, so does the amount of time your NK’s (nanny kids) can spend outside.   Finding fun activities to keep everyone busy during the coldest time of the year can be stressful, but I personally think the Fall is a great time to read, read, and read some more to your kiddos!   My NK, Jack, is about 19 months (a little over a year and a half) and he loves books, so I thought it may be helpful to share my top 5 favorite children’s books with all you nannies out there…

Preparing Yourself for the Halloween Chaos

Preparing for Halloween can be one of the most stressful times of the year! You’re constantly preparing the house and decorating it for visitors, plus you have to monitor the front door just in case you have visitors.   It can especially be stressful for introverts whose place will be visited many times throughout the night. BUT, whether you’re an introvert or not, there are numerous ways to mentally and physically prepare and prep yourself (You’ll thank me for it!).   Preparing Decorations   One of the first things you should consider is whether or not you will be decorating…

Easiest Halloween Checklist Ever

Halloween and the chaos that comes with it will arrive before you know it and trying to remember everything you need to get done before it comes can be a big challenge, especially if you’re a parent/caregiver.   It seems like there’s just so much to prep for these days if you have kids! So, I’m taking everything I remember helping my nanny families and my own family with and making the easiest Halloween Checklist ever!   Set reminders in your phone for kids school Halloween events Choose and buy Halloween costumes Buy costume makeup Visit a pumpkin patch Make…

3 Makeup Looks Perfect for Fall

Happy fall, everyone!!! This is my favorite season of the year. It’s just so cozy and makes me feel warm inside. Well, that may actually be because of all the coffee I drink in the but same difference, right?!   Another reason I love Fall is because of the makeup. All of the gold, burgundy, and deep browns in the palettes are to die for.     Since it’s already been out for awhile, I’m going to do all 3 of my looks using the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette in the hopes that some of you have it already!…

Summer to Fall: Transition Your Wardrobe for Cheap

Hi everyone!! I can’t tell you how happy I am that the temperature is finally in the seventies. I kid you not, my car showed temperatures of 113 degrees Fahrenheit this summer, so it’s definitely time for a break from the unrelenting Dallas heat.   It is slightly difficult, however, to adjust my wardrobe to the temperature change and it’s even harder to do it on a budget. I feel like I spent the whole summer trying to scrape up some money to buy as many shorts, tank tops, and sandals as possible, just so I could survive. Now, here…

Taking Time to Jump in the Leaf Piles

I chuckled. I actually chuckled the first time I saw this article title and, honestly, it’s a bit sad it’s come to that. Should it be this hard to enjoy the small things in life? Surely not. Maybe we’re just a little over-conditioned to the monotony and bullshit of everyday life and run down by time.   That’s what I wonder, at least...   I don’t think we realize exactly how much there is to celebrate about life until the moments have passed. You know, I’ve been caught up so much in this blog, work, having a puppy, trying to…