Monday, November 30, 2015

cyber monday

Happy Cyber Monday! I did the work for you and found some great sales happening today! I have also shared some of my favorite finds and great gift ideas from each store. Happy Shopping!
Anthropologie | Cyber Monday 25% OFF Sale + Free Shipping, No Minimum.

DATE: 11.30

Forever 21 | Cyber Monday 21% off your next purchase + free shipping no minimum.

DATE: 11.30


H&M | Cyber Monday deals with up to 30% off entire purchase and free shipping, with an additional 40% off all sale items.

DATE: 11.29-11.30

Macy's | Cyber Monday  60% off Women’s Clothing, Womens Plus Size Clothing and Juniors Clothing. Free shipping with purchase of $25 + extra 20% off.

DATE: 11.29 – 11.30


Nordstrom | Cyber Monday Savings of up to 50% off select top brands + Free shipping and returns.

DATE: 11.30

Rebecca Minkoff | Cyber Monday All Orders Get 25% Off + Essie Nail Polish + Free Shipping.

DATE: 11.29-12.1

Shopbop | Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25%.

DATE: 11.24 – 11.30


Sunday, November 29, 2015

sunday snaps

#sundaysnaps | week in review

Olivia had her Thanksgiving feast at preschool this week. The kiddos sang adorable songs, played coffee can drums, and enjoyed a meal. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever!

When we came home from Thanksgiving dinner, our elf Joy had come back! She brought the girls new pajamas as well as a note that reminds them what Christmas is really all about. Joy doesn't cause much trouble at our house, she mostly just serves as a reminder to spread Christmas cheer, show love to others, and to tell everyone about our King Jesus. Occasionally she just get into some silliness but minimal cleanup for mom and dad.

I am so excited for this Christmas season with my family. Christmas is so much more fun and magical now that I have children. I think it gets a little sweeter each year!

God knew what he was doing when he gave me two daughters! I absolutely love getting them dressed each day and I am enjoying dressing them alike while they will still let me.

I did most of my Black Friday shopping online but I did go to Anthropologie to pick up a couple of gifts. They whole store was 25% off! They had so many pretty things!

The weather has been so perfect! 70 degrees and sunny so we decided on Saturday to have a picnic at the zoo. 

This little one gets comfortable in this position pretty much anywhere! One of the zoo workers was showing us a beautiful hawk so she just laid down and got comfy. 

Today the children at our church led worship and kicked off the Advent season at church. I absolutely love watching my girls' personalities shine on stage. They did such a good job!

Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. 
Malachi 3:1 ESV

Saturday, November 28, 2015

styling family photos

One of my favorite parts of getting family pictures taken is the outfit planning process. I just love to put together looks, especially for the whole family! 

family photos

I planned our outfits around my new buffalo plaid skirt from J. Crew Factory. I'm a big fan of pattern mixing {which comes in handy when dressing four people for photos} so I decided to do my favorite mix of plaid + leopard for our pictures. I knew my husband wouldn't be interested in wearing leopard so I styled the girls in leopard and I carried my leopard clutch. I also added in some touches of gold and polka dots for them as well.

how to style family photos

I laid all of the pieces out on the floor to see how they looked together. I definitely recommend doing this so you can see how everything looks as a group. Josh and Olivia were brown/tan shoes and Julianna and I were both in black ankles boots. We all wore some gray, black, and tan to keep the look cohesive. 

family photos
photo by Samantha Brooke

family photos
photo by Samantha Brooke

 Also you don't have to break the bank to create a fun, coordinating look for the whole family. Josh's shirt, Olivia's dress, shoes, and leggings, Julianna's shirt, leggings, bow, shoes, and leggings, and my top were all from Wal-Mart! We are definitely a style on a budget kind of family!

family photos

family photos
photo by Samantha Brooke

And a few of our past family photos styles...

family photos

family photos

family photos

Friday, November 27, 2015

glittery flats for less than $13

Yes, you read that title correctly. These gorgeous flats are on sale right now for $12.50 with free shipping! They come in this pretty bronze or silver glitter. I think they are the perfect, easy to wear shoe for the holiday season! I can see myself wearing them with plaid for Christmas lunch or dressing them up with a little black dress for a party. You could wear them with jeans and a t-shirt and instantly look chic and put together!

glitter flats, sale alert, mom style

They fit true to size and this deal isn't going to last so if you are thinking about gifting them to yourself or someone else, today is the day to snag them.

how to mix patterns, leopard clutch, kendra scott, glitter flats

black friyay

This is my absolute favorite time of the year to shop, especially online! I plan to do all of my Christmas shopping online this year because the deals are just too good + I can shop in my pajamas. I have rounded up my favorite online shops and their Black Friday specials as well as a few of my favorite finds from each place. 
Happy Shopping!

Accessory Concierge | 30% off entire site.

DATE: 11.27 – 11.30

CODE: THANKFUL |  30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches.

DATE: 11.26 – 11.27


Anthropologie | Black Friday 25% off everything.

DATE: 11.27 – 11.30


BaubleBar | 30% off everything.

DATE: 11.24 – 11.29

GAP | Early Access 50% off everything restrictions apply.

DATE: 11.25 – 11.28


H&M | Black Friday Deal Days up to 60% off, Black Friday exclusive deals from $4.99 and in-store scratch offs for the first 100 shoppers in line valued up to $300.

DATE: 11.27

J. Crew Factory | 50% off everything + free shipping over $50.

DATE: 11.25 - 11.29

Kate Spade | Surprise Sale! up to 70% off.

DATE: 11.24 – 11.28

Kendra Scott | 15% off everything and free shipping.

DATE: 11.25 – 11.30

Lilly Pulitzer | Free gifts with purchase.

DATE: 11.27 – 12.31

Nordstrom | Black Friday up to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns.

DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

Old Navy | 60% off hundreds of styles, 50% off even more, 40% off everything else restrictions apply.

DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

Rebecca Minkoff | Black Friday 25% off all orders + free shipping + up to 70% off selected styles.

DATE: 11.25 – 11.29

Shopbop | Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25%.

DATE: 11.24 – 11.30


Thursday, November 26, 2015

gimme all the stripes

This is the comfiest long sleeve tee you will ever purchase and I mean it. It's loose fitting but feminine all at the same time. The material is great quality and so soft! It's currently 55% off which means you can snag it for about $13 with free shipping! It comes in three different colors and I'm going to have to go back for at least one more color- it's that good! It fits true to size and will be your go-to tee this season and next.

And let's not forget about these amazing boots! They are still on sale for $20 + free shipping! They are so comfortable and you will want to wear them everyday because I know I do. They only come in whole sizes but I'm usually a true 8.5 and the 8 fits me with room.