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August 2017

Fashion, Style Me
Tuesday Trend: Neon Hues
August 16, 2017 at 12:10 am 0
  From sunglasses, to dresses and even pillows the neon trend has been going strong all summer long. In shades such as pink, blue, yellow and green it has no signs of slowing down. I even noticed Victoria Beckham's line with neon pink sweaters for fall. So what is the right way to wear a bold trend like this? I'm not a fan of throwing my style to the wind and adapting to a new trend to fill my closet. We all know there are many that will not work and they always come and go. Take the 90's trend for instance, I know I will never look good in that crop top. So you have to pick and choose how you make the trend adapt to your style. If you don't feel comfortable wearing a full neon dress, just add some neon to your accessories such as earrings or a bag. I always love finding on trend pieces for bargain prices, so that I won't be upset if it goes out of style by next summer. I snagged this dress from Target for under $30! Have you tried neon this summer?

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Travel Tuesday: New Orleans, Louisiana
August 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm 0
This past April I got to take a fun trip down to New Orleans, and it is finally making it to the blog. New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras and Bourbon street but it is also rich in history, cuisine and culture. I was able to take Willow with me and there is tons of kid-friendly places to help entertain little ones as well. We stayed in the heart of the city at the Windsor Court Hotel (which I highly recommend). It is walking distance to many places including the Aquarium, bar, restaurants and the River Walk. Here are some great activities to see and do while you are in The Big Easy. Dress and Shoes: c/o William B Friends
  1. Grab a Trolley Car on Canal Street 
This is fun for the whole family! Grab a Trolley Car starting at the end of Canal Street and take it 7 miles to the New Orleans Museum of Art. The passes are only $1.25 (yes you heard me right). They are so sweet about accommodating strollers for the kiddos too. You get to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.  2. Audobon Aquarium of the Americas  This Aquarium is truly amazing, and you feel like you are submerged beneath the sea with their walk-through tunnels full of sharks, rays and sea turtles. They have live feeding times, with educational sessions explaining all the sea creatures in the aquarium. Willow even got to touch the sting rays! Quick Tip: If you arrive and the line is long, sneak over to the theater and buy them there. Just a little secret to get the fun started! Dress and Shoes: c/0 William B Friends        3. Stroll The Riverwalk The Riverwalk is located right next to the Mississippi River, and offers many activities. Including steamboat rides, a full marketplace mall for amazing shopping and many restaurants. Quick Tip: We stopped by the Crazy Lobster for a moscow mule. The laws in New Orleans actually allow you to take your drink in a to go cup and walk around in public. The only stipulation is that it must be in a plastic glass! Enjoy!! Shirt, Jeans, Shoes: c/0 William B Friends 4. Beignets Beignets are a must when in The Big Easy. They are these delicious little squares of dough, that are fried and covered in powder sugar. No joke...this was my first stop when I got to New Orleans. But the real question is Cafe Du Monde or Cafe Beignet. Cafe Du Monde is a historic staple for beignets, opening its doors in 1862 and usually always has a line out the door. The other option, that is also extremely satisfying is the Cafe Beignet. They have three locations, that boast an old school diner vibe, and usually there is no line. Jeans, Shirt, Tank Top, Jeans, Shoes: c/o William B Friends  5.  House of Blues With concerts, live music and burlesque shows scheduled Tuesday through Saturday, you can't go wrong with a night out at the House of Blues. It hosts some of the cities best live music performances and they even have a Gospel Bruch on Sundays!   Honestly this list could have been filled with over 100 restaurants, and activities but that wouldn't even scratch the surface of things to do in this beautiful city! I hope this little cheat sheet helps you plan your next trip to New Orleans. Where are you traveling to this summer??   Thank you to Windsor Court Hotel and William B Friends Photography by Kellie Binnings
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Mom Guilt: Why We Really Need To Let Go Of The Shame and Start Living Our Lives
August 8, 2017 at 1:32 am 0
Hey Ya'll I am back. Sorry there was a short hiatus here, but I have been working on a couple of things for all of you. One of them being this new series which you can follow over on my Instagram. Motherhood, it is an amazing journey filled with endless love. Yet, there are many aspects of Motherhood that people just really try not to talk about. We all have many, as I like to call them, "not so chic moments" of Motherhood. One of them being, Mom guilt.   Mom guilt as I like to call it, has many...many forms. You leave your kids to go to work and make a living... you feel guilty. You go out to see your girlfriends once a month... you feel guilty. You tell your child the cookies are gone and you secretly ate them in the bathroom, well because you needed that cookie and some alone time... you feel guilty. Oh and the above image is when my child decided to one up me and put herself in time out. Guess what?? It seriously gave me Mom guilt because I started to think I put her in time out too much! Okay, that last one is a true story...guilty as charged over here, but is anyone else tired of the Mom guilt? I think we can be honest that we all don't love every single minute of Motherhood. We aren't robots and we most definitely are not perfect. So I am starting this little series in which every Monday I will share on my Instagram and blog a favorite Mom guilt from the last week. I hope this sparks conversation for us in which we can talk about it, laugh about it and for goodness sakes start living a little without it? Have you had any Mom Guilt Moments?  
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