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Friday, November 21, 2014

Fur + Plaid and A Little Help From My Friends.






Plaid Top: LuLus.com (this is an XS, and it's HUGE)
Tights: forever 21
Boots: LuLus.com

 Fur & Plaid are one of my favorite combos,
and this vest from my boutique was TOO cute to not keep one for myself.
It has 3 clasp closures and it is SO soft, I honestly can't believe it is faux fur.

So I know I've been having all kinds of blog problems lately,
and I need some hellllpppppp from y'all.
I just realized that my "followers" section isn't working.
Any ideas on how to fix this?! 
Is there some kind of blogger help center I can contact?

I'm going to start getting MORE serious in this little blog land of mine,
and start posting more regularly AND catch up on all of you lovely ladies blogs...
BUT I need to fix this problem first.
So I'm begging you, please, for the love of God...
Help a girl out.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Giveaway and a Recipe.

Happy Hump Day Ladies!

If you don't follow @ShopMCE on instagram you MUST go do that NOW!
And enter for your chance to win this beautiful Black Faux Fur Vest.
Make sure you follow @ShopMCE, Like the photo, Regram the photo, and #ShopMCE!
Pretty simple.
Now, GO!

Last night I made Baked Potato Soup in the crock pot.
Holy YUM!
I was a little nervous about it but it turned out super good.

Thanks mom for hooking me up with this recipe! <3

It's honestly the easiest recipe ever.

So here it is...
[how good does that look?]

Ingredients: 
1 30oz. bag of frozen diced hash browns
1 32 oz box of chicken broth
1 can of cream of chicken soup (10 oz)
1 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz, not fat free)
3 oz bacon bits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Put the potatoes in the crockpot. Add in the chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and half of the bacon bits. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
An hour before serving, cut the cream cheese into small cubes. Place the cubes in the crock pot. Mix a few times throughout the hour before serving.
Once the cream cheese is completely mixed in, it's ready to serve.
Top with cheddar cheese and some additional bacon bits

Y'all, this stuff was GOOD.
I made some garlic bread to go along with it and it was perfect.
Husband approved, puppy approved, and I definitely approved.

Make this tonight for your family and tell me what you think!

The week is almost over!
Have a wonderful Wednesday pretty girls.

xoxo, Monica
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Oh Honey Butter, How I Love You.





Scarf: thrifted 
Jeans: Kohls
Boots: Forever21.com (similar)
Beanie: Nordstrom.com


On Saturday, after spending all morning in our PJ's watching Sons of Anarchy...
 I decided to make Kyle take me on a little lunch date!

I'll give you one guess where we went....

This picture should be a dead giveaway.

I ate probably 7 rolls...like no joke, the honey butter addiction is real.
Did I ever tell y'all that I bought large amounts of this butter freshman year of college?
I literally put it on everything...15 lbs later I realized I should probably stop, haha.
Ya live and ya learn.

So, Charley got spayed about 2 weeks ago and we've had to kind of limit her activity.
Which has been a PAIN for me because her energy is ridiculous.
I haven't been able to take her on our every day walk/jogs and
we haven't taken her to the dog park in what seems like forever...

But TODAY we are finally taking her to the dog park!
She should be fully healed and I am so happy it's sunny out and we can take her.
We are going to freeze our buns off but I am beyond excited for her to get all of her energy out.
She is seriously a handful...like I've never felt more prepared for parenthood...

Okay, maybe I wouldn't go that far...but still, she is a lot to handle.

I'm making baked potato soup in the crock pot for dinner tonight
and I'm SO excited to see how it turns out!!
I'll be sure to share the recipe if it's as good as I think it's going to be.

Happy Tuesday y'all!

I'm going to be hosting a Giveaway on the blog tomorrow so make sure you stop by!!

xoxo, Monica
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Monday, November 17, 2014

A Wedding and a Photo Shoot Fail.

So Kyle and I went to his cousins wedding last weekend,

and I LOVED my outfit.
Unfortunately we were short on time and didnt get a chance to do the typical 
photo shoot before leaving.

This means I did the photo shoot last night....
in the semi freezing cold, windy & rainy weather.
Therefore NONE of the pictures turned out how I wanted, 
and these pictures do NOT do justice of how cute my outfit really was in person.
*insert dramatic sad face here*
Most of the pics are blurry from the rain and me shivering and what not...
But oh well, these will have to do!










Okay y'all, this jacket is AMAZING.
I got a million and one compliments 
and you can't see all of its amazingness in my pictures but...
you can see more HERE

Please excuse the wrinkles, 
oh and apparently I was supposed to tie the two straps hanging down around my waist, whoops.

Dress: LuLus.com
Jacket: XeniaBoutique
Necklace: LuLus.com
Heels: Forever21
Clutch: ShopMCE.com

Kyle's brother Bryan and his girlfriend Skye rode with us to the wedding!
We got there, got ready and then headed off to the venue.

The wedding was beautiful and we are so so happy for them.
Here are a few pictures of us at the rehearsal.



Kyle with his dad and little brother.

Father in Law! <3


 Anddddd that's a wrap!
We had such an amazing time and are SO happy for Jacob and Mandi!

It has been sooooo cold here in Houston! 
and I can't tell if I love it or hate it,
I'm definitely loving that I get to whip out all of my favorite Fall and Winter clothes!

Happy Monday y'all!

xoxo, Monica



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Friday, November 14, 2014

Heart On My Sleeve...Literally.

Kind of obsessed with this sweater.



All items are ShopMCE!
Click the links below to buy your own!

Leggings  (more coming soon)
Scarf (more coming soon)

Tuesday was our last day in SA,
So after Kyle finished with his work event we headed over to our friends house,
and brought them dinner!

We enjoyed a nice little mexican feast and I got to get more baby cuddles!!

I'm so glad we were able to visit our friends even if it was for just a short time.
and I am SO glad it's Friday!!

Hope all of you have an amazing weekend!

xoxo, Monica

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Two Outfits and A Sweet Baby Boy.

Monday morning Kyle and I headed to good ol' San Antonio!
He had a work event there, 
and I tagged along because one of my close friends just had her 2nd baby!
Eeeee I was so excited to see that sweet little boy fresh out of the oven!



V neck: UrbanOutfitters.com
Vest: ShopConversationPieces.com
Jeans: Kohls
Converse: Nordstrom

My friend makes THE cutest babies.
I was so so excited to meet baby Sawyer,
he is even more precious than I thought he was, and SUCH a big boy!
He's barely a week old and already wearing 3 month clothes.

I couldn't stop staring at him and poking his squishy cheeks.
He's literally perfect.

Needless to say I fell in love immediately.

That night Kyle and I headed to dinner with his cousin Corey who lives in SA.
And it was finally cool enough to whip out my favorite scarf!






Dress: LuLus.com
Scarf: ShopMCE.com
Booties: ShoptheRage.com

I've been DYING to wear those precious leopard booties since I got them.
I cannot wait to style them even more this Winter!!!!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Girlfriends and Good Choices.





Jacket: ShopMCE.com
Jeans: Kohls
Ankle Booties: ShopMCE.com

Kyle and I were planning on having a night in on Friday...
Until my girlfriend Liz called and said a bunch of friends are going to dinner.
So our night in turned into a semi-late night out!

Nothing is better than a night out with my best girlfriends though.


Every time we hang out together my abs are always sore the next morning from laughter.
Which is actually really sad because that just proves what terrible shape I'm in...

BUT I have been trying to slowly improve that,
even with my diet!
I've been trying REALLY hard to start drinking green tea instead of coffee....
I feel guilty typing this because I'm actually drinking coffee right this second BUT
that's only because I ran out of green tea, I'll be buying more at the store today!

I've also always been one of those people that rarely eats breakfast,
but I'm kind of trying to reverse my eating schedule to how it's supposed to be.
Big breakfast, medium lunch, small dinner.
oh, and healthy snacks in between of course!

I figure that's a good start? Just gotta be consistent!

Well, time to go do some squats!
Happy Hump Day Y'all!

xoxo, Monica


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