the wonderful world of shoes…

I have a lot of shoes, I’ll admit that right off the bat. There’s no denying who dominates the closet space in my house. I flat out destroy the competition with just my dresses alone. (on a side note, I’m thinking I need to sell some things…).

Shoes have always had a special place in my feet heart. An outfit isn’t complete until I slip on that pair of heels. I’ve even been late to work before because I just. cannot. find. that right pair to wear. It may be a bit much, but when you see someone wearing tennis shoes and a pencil skirt, you’ll understand the need for outfit clarity.

Taking pictures of my feet is odd, but looking back on some of the pairs I’ve worn is rather fun…It also shows me how ridiculous Texas weather is. You’ll notice flats, heels, boots and wedges. You’ll also notice tights, leggings, jeans, bare toes and bare legs. All within the same month. I can’t keep up….is it Spring yet???

So where do I buy all of these shoes?? For a while, Go Jane was my go-to shop…it has my top two favorite words when it comes to shoes: cheap and fashionable. The styles are pretty on trend, and the price is always right ;). I wear out my shoes pretty frequently (most have a 2 year lifespan), so getting those cheaper prices helps my budget too!

I also tend to favor Zappos and DSW. Both places offer higher end prices, but the quality is great. I just recently bought a pair of camel knee-high boots from Zappos, and couldn’t get over how nice the free shipping was! Seriously, you want my business? Offer free shipping. I will love you so hard, it’s ridic.

DSW is a all about mixing in the classic with the fashion forward. I know if I want a solid pair of black pumps or a great skimmer, I can head over there and easily have choices in front of me. Their sales are pretty consistent too…ya know, for those crazy python platforms you didn’t want to pay full price for ;).

I couldn’t end this without giving a little nod to jcp. The shoe department has transformed over the past year or so, and the brands we now carry are amazing! That, with the low prices, makes it hard not to stop by and browse.

If I had it my way, my collection would continue to grow and grow….and possibly head into the guest bedroom closet. I’ve always wanted a pair of flats in every color!! Hmmmm……

until then…’s a few pairs that have made it on camera thus far…

hearts and hugs,


things i’m lovin’…

hi there! it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted last, so i thought I’d start back up with some fun little goodies that i’m lovin’ at the moment…

lately, it’s been about the quick n’ easy. Quick dinners, easy to use makeup, no fuss accessories… I’ve discovered that having a husband has sucked most of my extra time right out the window. You know, because I’m too busy mackin’ on him now ;)

This is why my love for the following has gone from zero to “gone in sixty seconds”…

Benefit Stay Don’t Stray concealer - my love affair continues to grow with this brand. Not only is the product completely cute, but the makeup is uh-mazing! I first fell head over heals with the Erase Paste, and have gone on to greener (or clearer?) pastures with the Stay Don’t Stray. It covers all those lovely shadows and blemishes that sneak up on me in the morning.

Bertolli meals for two – The hubs and I have had many a night where we are both too exhausted to even lift our head, let alone a pot or pan. These convenient meals in a bag over in the freezer section have saved the day quite a few times. Simply pour into a skillet and cook for roughly 12-15 minutes….it’s so easy, and reallllly delish.

Old Navy jeans – I don’t wear jeans, like, EVER. Seriously, even the coffee shop employee at work remarked one day, “oh goodness, look at you wearing pants!” I’m a dress girl, plain and simple. The hubs LOVES me in jeans (when I wear them), so I’ve ventured out to find a new pair. Now, because I don’t wear them that often, I was remiss to splurge on some nicer brands. I wanted something that was less than $50 bucks, and didn’t scream MOM JEANS! Let me tell you something, Old Navy has a winner here!! Their new “Flirt” and “Sweetheart” brands are wonderful! Great for those of us with a little junk in the trunk, yaknowwhatimean?? And oh my goodness, they are the most comfortable, flattering jeans I’ve found so far. All for just $29.50….

PicMonkey Collage

besides these three hot toddies, I’ve also fallen for:

infinity scarves

Downton Abbey (yet again)

Athenos hummus

what are YOU lovin’ right now?

hearts and hugs,


happy christmas!

joy to the world!

’tis the season to be thankful. Thankful for family who loves and cares for you. Thankful for a husband who protects and serves you. Who will put your needs before his own. Thankful for friends who walk beside you and cherish you. Thankful for a home, food, water, and a warm bed to sleep in. […]

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i’ve been busy…

but that’s no excuse… Seriously, though, I’ve been busy. Not only has my new role at work MASSIVELY increased the amount of meetings on my calendar, but my brain is so sapped by the end of the day, that all I want to do now when I get home (after dark) is sit on the […]

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the cabin in cresson…


this past weekend I spent out in Cresson, Texas, celebrating the bachelorette-ness of my dear friend Lyte. To say the cabin was country-fied would be a BIT of an understatement!! It was insane! From the cabin walls to the cutting boards, each piece had its own little “Texas stamp of approval” emblazoned on it. It […]

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honeymoon pics…

becca - cottage

I’ve been slowly pulling photos off of the ol’ Iphone from our honeymoon to the beautiful island of Antigua…and here are some more! The below photos show our cottage we stayed in, a few pics of the spa area, the pool, and our reception area of the resort… hearts and hugs, B.

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i’m back!

galley bay

No, I haven’t deserted poor little bellebottoms….not one bit! I’ve simply been a weeee bit busy….GETTING MARRIED! lil b is now a good ol’ mrs. b, and I’m loving it! The week before the wedding was hectic, the week AFTER the wedding was the honeymoon, and now this week? Well, judging by the amount of […]

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a few twigs short of nesting…


Nine days left. Nine more days of singledom, of sleeping in pink sheets, of eating dinners that consist of egg beaters with cheese three nights in a row. Nine more days until I have to officially be an adult. Or is that when you have a baby? An adult would know… I’ve been avoiding that […]

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