Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Goodwill Gold | summer outfit

With $25 I set out to buy a cute new summer outfit at goodwill. Here's what I found!

$3- shoulderless crop top (Marshall's tags still on) 
$4- high waisted denim skirt
$6- Kensie platform sandals (retail for $59 at Nordstrom) 
$12- genuine leather COACH purse 

Graphic T's

I am loving the graphic t-shirt trend right now. They can easily be dressed up or dressed down, and either way, are super comfortable and mom-friendly which deserves all the heart eyes. I especially am loving these tees from http://tbeapparel.com that are adorable, comfortable, and spread positivity. We all know the world could use a whole lot more of that!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


The longer I live "adult" life the more I realize where the beauty truly lies. Vacations are wonderful & new adventures are good for the soul, but I have found that it is in everyday moments when, without warning, my heart overflows with thankfulness and my eyes with tears. This life is such a beautiful gift. 

I put down the iPhone (Please tell me I'm not the only one who has documented the last few years of life on their cell phone) and tried my hand at real photography with a real camera. My baby captured in the beautiful everyday routine. Our rhythm. Our bond. I need to do this more often! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Goodwill Gold | white + texture

My wardrobe is slowly being overtaken by all things white & textured. That and denim. All day every day. Here are a few of my recent goodwill finds & how I am looking forward to wearing them this summer!

Lace top $3.95
Jeans- Gap final sale in-store from an online return $8

Merona Skirt- $4.99
worn with crochet top ($3.50) & Decree gladiator sandals ($6) also from Goodwill

American Eagle knit top $5.99 
worn with high waisted Aeropostale shorts found 2 years ago on clearance for $10
Knox Rose shoulder-less top $6.99

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Winter Book List

One of my goals for 2016 is less screen time and more book reading. I make time to do the first every day, so I know it's a matter of making time for the second. It may mean resisting the "must be productive" bug in my ear during naptime to sit down and read a chapter or two before doing the dishes, but I need to do it. I am currently reading "The Best Yes" by Lysa Terkeurst and it has been so good for me. I am encouraged yet challenged with each page. I used to be a big reader before adulthood and motherhood and social media. I want to get back to that person that would fly through a book in an afternoon and get lost in its pages. Here is my reading list for the winter! 

1. One thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
2. For the Love by Jen Hatmaker 
3. The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
4. Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman
5. Nobody's Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle
6. Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle
7. Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist 

In this season of life I am loving inspirational, spiritually & practically applicable books with relatable authors. Please share your suggestions of books that are must reads! 

Mrs. Back to Bookworm