Favorite Thing Friday – Blanket Scarf

What better way to stay warm & stylish this season than with a blanket scarf.  A blanket scarf is exactly what it sounds like…a scarf that’s big enough to serve as a blanket.  This winter-time favorite has many personalities; it truly is the perfect addition to any outfit!


Whether you’re wearing it as intended or taking advantage of its oversized body, this scarf creates a cozy, effortless, ready for winter look.  Below I’ve shared four of my favorite ways to wear this one-size fits all essential.

Scarf: Looped once around the neck, leaving the ends to hang loosely


Shawl: One end tossed over the shoulder, leaving the other end to hang loosely


Blanket: Draped over the shoulders


Cape: Draped over the shoulders & belted at the waist


As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx



Favorite Thing Friday – Miracle Gel

Pre-motherhood I had a standing appointment at the nail salon every two weeks for a gel manicure and pedicure.  They knew my name, didn’t mind if I brought wine along (which was usually the case) and didn’t judge my sometimes ridiculous polish choices like fuchsia pinks and black.  Post-child…what is a nail salon?  Although I hate to paint my nails I started to give myself at-home manicures.  I’m so hard on my nails that the polish would chip within a day so I would always opt for a clear polish to make my life easier.  I eventually decided to give Sally Hansen Miracle Gel a try & I love it!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish


Although it doesn’t last quite as long as the gel manicures at the salon it’s a great alternative.  It’s a quick two-step process to apply & doesn’t require UV lighting.  My favorite colors for fall are Wine Stock (pictured) and Greyfitti.  The next time you’re giving yourself an at-home manicure I definitely suggest using the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel!

Favorite Thing Friday – Sling Back Bag

I am excited to share my new favorite thing this week – the Sling Back Bag from Thirty One Gifts.  As a mom constantly on the go I was sick of carrying my oversized diaper bag.  The diaper bag was necessary when my son was an infant because I needed to have everything under sun with me at all times; diapers & wipes, diaper changing mat, extra set of clothes, burp clothes, bibs, formula & bottles, entertainment toys, etc.  Now that he’s 16 months he doesn’t require as much ‘equipment’, so I can finally enter the world of alternative diaper bags.

Sling-Back Bag in Navy Dancing Dot


I recently purchased the Sling Back Bag during a Thirty One party I hosted hoping it was the diaper bag replacement I was looking for.  Not only is this bag functional with its various pockets, but it’s easy to throw over my shoulder allowing me to carry my son in one arm & groceries in the other.  This is my new favorite thing!

The Sling Back Bag is more than just a diaper bag; it’s great for traveling, hiking or even running errands.  It comes in 4 different colors and is priced at a reasonable $45.

Visit https://www.mythirtyone.com/575034 to get your hands on this bag and to view the new fall collections!

Sling-Back Bag in Grey Wave