Grown-Up Time

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Good morning from raining and stormy Las Colina, Texas!!!!

After blowing back into town on Saturday from Tennessee, I had just enough time to catch a good nights sleep and up the next morning to repack, get Rhett situated at my Mom’s and headed back out on the road with my Hubby to Dallas, Texas for a Bank Director’s Conference and much needed Mommy/Daddy Time. (Side Note-I had a great time with Mom and Rhett in Tennessee, but ready for some MUCH needed alone time with the Hubs).  And no, I’m not a globe-trotting blogger (swoon) but it’s a very rare situation where I had back to back trips.  But believe me, I am not complaining…I am loving it!

Yesterday when we arrived to the resort, the Byron Nelson PGA tournament was just finishing up…so much excitement around the hotel and it’s so cool to see all of the grand stands and tents set up around the grounds for the event!  If you have never been here to the http://www.fourseasons.com/dallas/ Four Seasons Las Colinas…I highly recommend it! (Four Seasons Las Colinas)  It has something for everyone!  The 1st time we came here was for our “BabyMoon” pre-Rhett.  And we have been back several times since.  It’s great for adult time and family time.  The golf course is amazing, the pool is awesome and the rooms are wonderful (can you say cozy beds & pillows).   And by some crazy luck we scored a corner suite with this amazing balcony view of the golf course (never happens),

Last night we met friends for dinner that we have not seen in 3 years…it was so amazing to see them and catch up!   Been far too long Mike and Cathy!

The weather down here is already in the steady mid-80’s and with the storms on the horizon, it’s also kinda humid…so, forgive my hair faux-paux (Hey, at least I washed it).  You’ve seen this long lace vest before…and when I bought it, I was super excited about all the ways I would be able to use it with lots of different looks this summer!  Plus, I love the Boho Vibe and if you know me…you know I love the Boho look 🙂

***WARNING: I can’t seem to stop wearing this gold tassel necklace from Target and the gold cuff from Express…they have become my summer staple so no haters please***

***Links where to find accessories in “Music City” Post***

XOXO-T

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Music City

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Ahhhhhh Nashville!  I love this town….so much energy, diversity and music on every corner!  We spent a couple of days in my hometown and of course ventured over to Nashville for a couple of days (it’s only a 40 minute short drive over).  Seeing all of the new things going on in Nashville is so exciting but visiting all of the old traditions of my years past is even more exciting!  Yesterday we visited a new hip and trendy area called The Gulch…restaurants and hipsters galore in The Gulch!  We walked upon these amazing wings that were painted on the wall and the Lil Monkey (aka Rhett) loved that there were wings in his size…although I’m thinking he’s resembling a little gargoyle with this look on his face rather than an angel! Kidding! Not kidding.

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I took Rhett to one of my most fav places to chow down at in Nashville…SATCO (for those of you not familiar with the famous SATCO, it’s San Antonio Taco Company) right across the street from the Vanderbilt campus. There’s nothing like their tacos and buckets of beer on the patio.  I don’t think Rhett was as thrilled as I was…he wanted McDonald’s (clearly this kid did not inherit my love of good food).

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Centennial Park was absolutely beautiful and the Monkey loved venturing all around the Parthenon…pretending he was a Greek War God from days past (this was rather hilarious…we got lots of stares and odd looks from park patrons)

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***The Parthenon in Nashville is a full size replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece***

(Do you feel a little more cultured after reading that tidbit?)

Of course if you’re in Nashville…you have to have breakfast at Pancake Pantry by Belmont University.  Yes, you more than likely will have to wait in a big line that wraps around the building but my friends, it’s well worth the wait…hello, desert for breakfast????

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We were all over the city (lot’s of bribing Rhett to be good)…Downtown, Music Row, GreenHill’s.   Lots of reminiscing of places we used to shop at and hang out at.  What a town!

XOXO-T

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(Sunset in Centennial)

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Going Back Home

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Can you truly go back home?  What a question…let me answer that one for you…

On Tuesday my Mom, Rhett and I road tripped back to the town that I grew up in and that molded who I am…Dickson, Tennessee.  So, the question of can you truly go back home…especially when all your family has left,  the house you lived in is occupied & owned by someone else and the town is the same but yet so much different and bigger…the answer is YES you can!  That feeling you get when pulling into town of the memories and reminiscing of all the experiences you had, the trouble you caused, the drama, the loves, the losses, the growing up, the hard lessons, and the fun all come flooding over you and chills…literally chills come over your body.  You think, “WOW, did I really live here”? Especially when you have been gone for 20 years and the answer is Yes, yes you did and the feeling of “Welcome Back” is there!  It’s emphasized when you have lunch with your best friend from high school along with her her 2 of 3  adorable children…the best friend who you went off to college with…who was there in some of the most monumental times of your life.   To having breakfast with your other best friend from school (her oldest daughter is graduating from high school this week…Hello!  Makes you feel uber old and screaming  We’re not even 40 yet!!!)   You feel like you don’t know a soul, but yet you run into people in the parking lot of Wal-Mart and know that you were a part of this town and piece of it will always be with you.

Now when I lived here and growing up…I was T-totally a cowgirl…during that time, Rocky Mountain Jeans were the thang if you were a cowgirl and I had 5o freakn pairs of them…all colors, designs and styles.  Over kill?  I would say so BUT, I sure was styln’ at the time!  Please hold all snickers and giggles to yourself please….I was a cowgirl, emphasize, cowgirl!  I rodeo’d, rode horses, rode in the back of pick-up trucks, drove a truck and grew up in  a rodeo family…it’s just what you did or rather wore.  My My how times have changed.  And although, I’ve changed or rather blossomed…my hometown is familiar, the same, constant and provides that sense of security of “Welcome Home”

XOXO-T

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(Me in front of my Alma-Mater)

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(So Glad that I’m not in High School anymore)

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(Down Town Dickson)

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(Laura, my bestie from school…so great to see you and Mare today XOXO)

(And I have a peacock sticking up behind my head…WTF?)

Ba-Bye Dickson, so glad I got to see you 🙂

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Weekend Shenanigan’s

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Happy Tuesday Dolls!  Who is over this Tulsa Rain??? If you don’t live in Tulsa, you have no idea what I am talking about but…I’m over it…ready for summer!  On another note…today is Rhett’s last day of Pre-K…bittersweet my friends…bittersweet.  1) The Lil Monkey is growing way to fast and 2) I’m panicking on how I am going to keep this Lil Monkey occupied over the summer other than lots of swimming and bribing.  However, I’m strongly considering making him my official photographer…hmmmmmm.

So, this weekend was pretty jam packed…as always.  Did I mention garage sale in my post on Friday?  Yup, that happened and I’m unsure again why I did it?  Uggggg.  But, the bright side was a date with my Handsome Hubby and a brunch celebrating my sweet friend, Kelly Wilhelm’s, Epic Birthday!  Happy Birthday Kelly!  Now, onto the FASHION!

I’m obsessed with this army green jacket that I bought at Lucky in NYC.  I have definitely gotten my money’s worth out of it this Spring, it goes with everything and is the perfect weight to take the chill out of the weather.  Plus, I got it at 40% off when I bought it…BONUS!  And I think I’ve mentioned how excited I am that Flare Denim is back in…I’m pretty sure I have b/c it makes me giddy!  I feel that Flare is more flattering on my body type b/c my thighs are thicker and the flare helps balance that out.

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I LOVE this jumper…it’s from last season but it’s perfect to carry over for this year because Palm Print is still BIG!  And this was the perfect piece for brunch on Sunday!

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XOXO-T

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Mom in Gladiator’s

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Happy Weekend Weekend Weekend Dolls! Can you tell that I am excited????  It’s been another crazy, busy week and I’m ready for some much needed R&R.  However, someone had a crazy idea of having a garage sale tomorrow (talk about dumb!) so I don’t know how much R&R will be had around here.  I think on Sunday, I might crash. But then again, probably won’t b/c I have a birthday brunch and a 5 year old which means ZERO REST. Period.

I have to give a quick little shout out here before I start Blog Blabbing….my AMAZING BESTIE, Heather Van Hooser, was the chair for TaTa’s and Tini’s benefiting Oklahoma Project Woman and I had the privilege of being on her committee, or rather her worker be…okay okay, her slave (kidding Hedge!) Last night was our event and it was super successful and we raised record breaking funds which will all go to help women who can’t afford/doesn’t have health insurance for mammograms and breast cancer treatment.  It was truly and honor to be a part of an amazing event for an even more amazing cause and Heather you are an amazing leader!

Okay, end of shout out…moving on to Blog 🙂

Yesterday was super crazy with getting ready for our event last night, as you can imagine.  I wanted to be comfortable, cool (cause it was toasty out) and of course CUTE!  Mom’s can still be CUTE…make a mental note.

SOOOOOOOOOOOO, I’ve been wanting a pair of the trendy Gladiator’s…but was a little apprehensive because A) I’m not 25 years old B) I’m a shorty and C) My calves are not skinny sticks but, I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found these earlier in the week flying through the mall looking for something else!  They have adjustable straps, they are a great neutral color (which won’t stunt my height) AND they were only $35.99 (on sale for $25 online!) SCORE!!!!  And after wearing them yesterday while running around like a mad woman, they were very comfortable!

Wrapping this up…there is a moral to the story here…you don’t have to be 25 to wear Gladiator’s.  You can be a Mom in Gladiator’s and conquer!  I don’t know exactly what you will be conquering but I’m sure you will figure that out.

BOOM!

Happy Weekend my Friends!

XOXO-T

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Long Lace Vest

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Happy Thursday Loves!  What a whirlwind of a week it has been already!!!! Did I mention that time is ticking away wwwwaaaaayyyyy to fast?  Ya, believe so!  So for today’s lesson class….I wanted to show you this ADORABLE and FABULOUS long lace vest that I got from my Girls, Michele and Jana of Jade Creek Boutique!  It’s a fun little “Mobile” boutique here in the Tulsa area (and they have a web-site and pop-up shops around town…BONUS!)  So, you will probably be seeing me in a lot of their goods!

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I wore this yesterday while I was frantically running errands in that too short of window span that Mom’s get when kiddos are at school and it was so comfy yet everyone kept commenting on how awesome it looked! And I washed/fixed my hair…aren’t you relieved.  PLEASE, I’m a Mom and sometimes my hair gets less priority hence the purpose for dry shampoo, hair ties and bobby pins.  But anyways, I love Boho Chic…and to me, this piece is IT!  Now, if you’re more of a Shabby Chic kinda girl…this would work too, it’s all in the accessories and what you put it with.  Last week I wore it w/ distressed jeans, a gray tank and heeled sandals and that look was fun too!  It will also work with shorts, a romper/jumper or a sundress as well!  I’m very big on making sure that any piece I purchase is versatile in my wardrobe, I want to make sure I get the most wear out of a piece.  If you’re worried about it being too long cuz you be a shorty…well, I’m a shorty too…I’m 5.4 and a 1/2, okay…call it 5.5 and I have flat sandals on and I didn’t get hung up in anything while I was moving about during the day.

Make it a Great One!

XOXO-T

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What’s White All Over…

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Happy Tuesday Doll’s!  I hope you had an AMAZING weekend and Mother’s Day!  Time is flying by fast this year…it just felt like it was Valentine’s and now it’s a week before school is out for the summer…YIKES! (kidding….not kidding…I’ve literally been freaking out, wondering how I am going to keep a VERY BUSY 5 year old boy occupied for a 3 solid months…I’m frightened!)

Anyways…I think you’re here to find out what is White All Over, if I am correct?  Well, it’s ME!  As you can see…I opted for WHITE ON WHITE trend today.  I LOVE this look (and no, it does not look like you’re an orderly or a painter)…it is so clean, fresh and screams Spring/Summer! I mean technically we are still in Spring, I’ve always felt that summer officially kicked off when A) Kids were out of school and B) Memorial Day weekend arrived.  However, when you live in Oklahoma…the weather A) Feels like summer when it’s technically Spring (hello 90 degrees today) and when Memorial Day Weekend arrives it will B) Probably feel like early Spring.  So unpredictable around here…so your wardrobe is very “iffy” over the month of May.  You waffle between jackets and sweat running down the back of your legs (insert my experience on Saturday at the baby shower I hosted…gross!). Am I right or am I right?  I’m still wanting to wear my fun jeans that I have for Spring…not quite ready to sport shorts/dresses everyday. Plus, I am a total jeans girl!

So, how cool are these distressed white crop jeans??? Wanna know a lil secret?  I distressed them myself!!! YUP!  I have been on the endless hunt for a perfect fitting pair of white distressed jeans and have had zero luck finding a pair I love.  ***A little background….I have muscular thighs, not those skinny stick legs that look good in white jeans…so, white jeans tend to magnify my thickness hence making trying on white jeans very frustrating grrrrrrr!***  Which takes me back to distressing these myself.  I had a pair of white crop jeans that I loved the fit, maybe cuz I’ve had them for a while and they have conformed to me and they are comfy so I just took a razor to them (poor things).  I might have got a little carried away but I was definitely going for this exact look.  Then threw them in the washer so they frayed and WALLAH, behold my perfect pair of white distressed jeans!!!!!  ***If you need a tutorial, please shoot me an email…I’m happy to help you go CRAY CRAY on your jeans***

White on white can be soooooo effortless.  Just put a white top with white bottoms…capisce? You have so many options to which accessories and shoes you can go with, allowing your own style to shine!  It can be casual to dressy.  And don’t think I won’t be doing this trend with shorts when it’s blistering outside…cuz I will 🙂

XOXO -T

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P.S. I’m in love with all things fringe…so please excuse if I do in excess 🙂

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Overall’s!!!

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Happy Saturday and Weekend Loves!  I hope everyone’s weekend has kicked off w/ a BANG!

So, this week I purchased a pair of OVERALL’s!  Now, let’s stop and think about this.  Overall’s, great for a 10 year old right? Or they take you back to the 90’s.  And when I think of overall’s, I also think of Osh’Kosh.  Remember those?  Well, I am obviously not 10 and we are not in the 90’s BUT Overall’s have made a comeback girls!  And even better, is that they come in fun styles that don’t remind you of being a child!  I was soooooo excited when I saw these on the rack and even more excited that they had my size and even much more excited that I got to go a size down! (Those are music to a girls ear…sizing down) Woot Woot!  I instantly starting having visions of all the fun ways I could work these little babies in my wardrobe and hearts started fluttering out of my eyes (not really but you got a visual, didn’t ya?) So, yesterday I was frantically rushing around preparing for a baby shower that I am hosting for a friend’s daughter today.  Wait, my friend’s daughter is having a baby…which means she’s going to be a Grandmother, which means that if my oldest step-son got married and had a baby (he’s the same age as my friend’s daughter that’s having the baby)…I’d be a Grandmother too…panic attack setting in right.about.now!  Deep Breath…Deep Breath  ***Kippee if you’re reading this…do not have a baby any time soon. Please and Thank you.  Anyways…What was I talking about? Oh ya…Overall’s and yesterday setting up for the shower! SO…I needed to throw on something fun, comfy and movable…the Overall’s were a perfect-o choice!  And it was kind of warm so this stripe tank worked great! These overall’s I have on are a slimmer cut, but are stretchy and are so comfy but also fun! And I love the distressed look of them.  I had so many people stop me while I was out and say that they loved my Overall’s!  And not just any people; I mean young, cool and hip girls….so BOOM!  Overall’s are IN!

Enjoy the weekend!

XOXO -T
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Instagram Round’Up

Yee’Ha Cowgirl!  Time for my Instagram Round’Up!

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I wore this to a luncheon at 36degrees North that the amazing Julia Kirkendall of Kirkendall Design hosted and talked “Home Design trends of 2016”

Thanks Julia!

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I love this look…it makes me feel all “Dazed & Confused” minus the stimulant!

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Out to Dinner in Utica Square with the Hubs

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So since I couldn’t go to Coachella…I just dressed like it.  Well, sorta…I didn’t show as much skin as you might find at Coachella

(And here I am again in Utica Square! Starting to see a trend?)

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I hope you have an AMAZING and FASHIONABLE Wednesday

XOXO

-T

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The Power of Girlfriends

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Happy Monday Dolls!  I hope your weekend was full of FUN, Laughter, no stress, REST and not consumed by digging up a ton of Boxwoods and other big bushes around your house to prepare for new plants!  I’m not bitter by any means…it was a great workout!

But, one great thing (other than time with my family) from my weekend was getting together with some of my Posse on Friday night!  And if you know me personally, you know that I am all about making sure that I have time with my girls!  As Moms, it is so easy to get wrapped up in the day to day grind of school activities, our kids sports, homework, laundry, cleaning, errands and by the time the day wraps up…we are pooped!  You fall into bed at night and hope your hubby understands (you know what I’m saying here…wink wink).   But as Women, we need to make time for ourselves, to recharge, to vent, to bounce ideas off one another, to get assurance we haven’t lost our bonkers that our kid like to poop outside (Um, forget that part), to laugh, to get built up, to hug, to cry, to get EMPOWERED and who better else to do that…than your friends who understand all of these things!  Now, don’t get me wrong…my Hubby is amazing at all doing all of the above for me but sometimes I think he wonders if I have a 2nd head because I can be so all over the place.  Although, the dear man would never say that…right Honey????

I am very Blessed to have such a great group of girlfriends.  And my girls are all very strong women who get it!  They are Mom’s, Stepmom’s, business women, and wives.  The empowerment & love that we all give each other is priceless! I think I would loose my bonkers if I did not have these girls. And of course, we can never not be friends because we know too much dirt on the other! Kidding! Not kidding.

Another great thing, is we all share a love of FASHION and SHOPPING!  So, BONUS!

These 2 Beauties here…Heather and Sydney…I have known a LLLLLOOOONNNNNGGGGGG time!  Heather and I became BFF’s starting in college at OSU…we shared a love for horses and life and have been through the ringer together.  Through life, men, jobs, kids, parents, houses, cars and deep sh*t, we have prevailed it all together!  And look at us now!!!!  I’ve known Sydney since I was very young, always googling over her at horse shows (creepn’ maybe?).  We reconnected and became great friends when I was living in Tulsa and we both were going through a big life change at the same time (no details please).  It was such a breath of fresh air to have someone who knew what you were going through, who could relate.  And while building each other up, we became close…we survived and I have an amazing friend to show for it!  So, getting together with these 2 along with the rest of our little posse is soooooo important to this Mommma!  So, If you are not making time for your girlfriends, start NOW.  Get something set up & on the books…you will thank me later.  You’re welcome.

Now, to the fashion part!  Friday night, it was rainy and my hair went uber flat.  Nice.  I was in a hurry from picking up my little man and getting home in time to freshen up and change.  So, I threw on a boyfriend Tee (my new fav shirt) w/ my jeans, chunked my rain boots and threw on some fun fringe heels (and left my closet messy).  I love the look of slouchy tees w/ jeans and heels.  It’s kinda edgy and makes me feel carefree….Grrrrrrr Baby!


Where to Get:

Me: Denim Skinny Boyfriend Jean / Skinny Boyfriend Jean , Tee Old Navy , Fringe Heels Target , Jewelry Necklace Wrap Bracelet

Heather: J Crew Blazer , J Crew Denim Rock Stud Heel

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