easter recap

I didn’t plan on doing an Easter recap on the blog because I haven’t done anything like it in a long time, but then I remembered why I started this blog in the first place. It’s always been a place to document what I love (mostly fashion, of course), and I don’t love anything more than I love my boys. I have these pictures on social media and in my phone, but it’s also special for me to have the blog as an online diary of sorts where I can look back on our memories all in one place.

Easter was a whirlwind for us- we went home on Friday (got to Sweetwater around 10pm), spent Saturday in Snyder with Zach’s family, went to church and had lunch with my family Sunday, then headed home and got to Houston around 10pm Sunday night. Although it was fast and furious and we spend most of the weekend in the car, it was such a sweet time that I’ll always remember. Both boys enjoyed hunting eggs and sadly I didn’t get any pictures of it, only videos, but they made out like bandits :). Sharing some snaps from the weekend below!
ps- Boone had fallen and scraped his chin on Thursday before we left hence the big red spot you’ll see in these pictures. It’s thankfully almost completely healed up now. Life with a 13 month old boy!

Zach’s family always does a big Easter celebration with lots of extended family, amazing food, and a full day of fun. His cousins Tyson and Riley Ann hosted this year and Riley goes over the top with everything she does (in the best way)- everything was so fun for the kids, and adults, and we were sad when the day was over.

Sunday was special, seeing my Mamaw with the boys and going to church with my parents and brother. We missed my big brother, Shane, and his family, as well as our cousins who couldn’t make it. But Bear and Boone didn’t mind getting all the eggs to themselves. We even dyed eggs this year, a tradition we used to do every Easter and one I want to start back up for the boys. Bear prefers his eggs plastic with something inside of them but he also thought it was so much fun to dye and decorate them. I was bad and didn’t do Easter baskets for the boys this year even though I fully intended to…so I’m thinking I’ll do a special “Summer Kit” for each of the boys when school is out. Things like sand castle building supplies, swimsuits, beach towels with their favorite characters (LEGO Movie for Bear and Baby Shark for Boone), etc. I’ll throw a few practical things in too like bug spray and sunscreen.

Speaking of, we are getting so excited for summer! I know a lot of parents dread it, but I actually love summertime. Getting to sleep in(ish) every day, going to the pool…just a constant feeling of “vacation” that I’ve always enjoyed.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
xo, Britt

hair accessories

Everywhere I look right now, I’m seeing the cutest hair accessories! From barrettes to scrunchies, hair has a lot of flair going on and I’m here for it. Sharing some of my favorite trends below and talking about why most of these are in my cart ready to order.

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Set of 3 Pearl Barrettes- This accessory is eeeeeeverywhere right now, so chances are this isn’t the first place you’re seeing them. But I went on the hunt for the best, most affordable sets for y’all and these ranked at the top! They have amazing reviews and are under $7 for a set of 3.
2. 3-pack Zella Scrunchies- The 90’s called and they want their scrunchies back, but we’re not giving them up. I really didn’t think this fad would make a come-back but turns out it has and I’m not mad about it. Scrunchies are so much better on your hair than the typical elastic hair ties, and this set is much cuter, too!
3. 6-pack Slipsilk Skinny Hair Ties- These hair ties are spun from silk to make sure your ponytail doesn’t leave those tacky creases we all hate. You’ve heard me talk about this brand before and their pillow cases that are the holy grail for hair care- now I must have these hair ties, too.
4. Leopard Barrette- This is such a pretty piece that would dress up any regular up-do. I’m ordering one for the days I want my hair pulled half-up since leopard is obviously a neutral. :)
5. Satin Scrunchie Hair Scarf- I don’t own any of these but have heard amazing things from friends about how easy they are to wear. No tying or falling out because of the handy hidden scrunchie. Perfect for jazzing up your summer ponytails.
6. Set of 4 Acrylic Hair Clips- More barrettes…I told y’all these are everywhere! I haven’t seen any like this and love the bright, fun colors and patterns. I would wear two of these together with a simple white cami and denim shorts to add a pop of color to a spring outfit.
7. Set of 4 Pearl Barrettes- I’m all for “the bigger the better”, especially when it comes to this trend. You’ll get 4 pretty barrettes for under $8.
8. Satin Hair Scarf- I own this hair scarf already and love it, so I feel comfortable recommending it to y’all. The quality is great and feels like it would cost much more than it does. I think I need a few more colors like the maroon polka dot and navy with lemons.
9. Something Navy Straw Headband- I love this headband because it has a vintage feel while adding a chic touch to any outfit. So many hair accessories have bright, fun colors but this one is a neutral straw that matches everything and feels summery.
10. Set of 6 Hair Clips- A sturdy set of chic hair clips for practical yet stylish use.


Have you hopped on the hair accessory bandwagon? If so, which are your favorite to wear? You’ll see many more coming to the blog soon!
xo, Britt