Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Life Lately...Stars Hollow

Like most of you I have finally had the Stars Hollow bug bite and have been binge watching Gilmore Girls. I am loving the Year in a Life episodes and just finished Winter. I loved watching this show in high school and am excited to see these 4 episodes. I was watching GMA this morning while Lorelai was talking about the new episodes. :-) It just makes my heart happy when a good show is on.

Speaking of good shows on TV I am loving This is Us!!!

I have been busy putting on Christmas decorations and watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel! What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Stella and Dot had an amazing sale this past week and today released some new arrivals...I am in LOVE with this navy tassel necklace and ordered it plus the matching earrings!!

I can hardly believe tomorrow is the last day of NOVEMBER!! We close on our lot...and are making some decisions on where we will be living in the future. More to come on that later. :-)

I can't wait to open my Advent calendar and start enjoying some yummy chocolate each day .

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November Book Review

I truly should have been a Disney character and I would have chosen to be Belle!!! I loved this movie growing up and have always loved the smell of a fresh new book.

I haven't truly been reading that much lately, but I did read 2 books this month that were very good that I wanted to share!!!

I read Chip and JoJo's book The Magnolia Story. I loved that is was told from both of their points of view. It was very interesting to learn all about Magnolia Homes and her store and their rough beginnings. I went to Baylor before Fixer Upper was aired and now I look back and think wow they owned those apartments or WOW look at how they truly have changed Waco. I love how genuine and down to earth they truly are and this showed throughout their story.

I also read Nicholas Spark's new book Two by Two. I have read the majority of Sparks books and always LOVE them. Without giving too much away I will say I cried at the end of this story.

I am hoping to read a lot more in December, but also know this book will be at the top of my list. I decided this weekend I am going to take the GRE and start thinking more about getting my masters degree!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday Favorites...Black Friday edition

Today I am linking up with Andrea, Narci and Erika for Friday Favorites and sharing some great Black Friday shopping ideas.


I am so thankful for my amazing family and that I got to spend the day with them yesterday. We had 15 people at our table yesterday and it was just nice to be with family and enjoy time together.

Today...I plan to BLACK FRIDAY shop!!! Anyone with me?!

I wanted to post a few deals I know about and discount codes for anyone shopping online today.

1) Stella and Dot...Ring in the new year with some of these amazing rings all on sale right. Shop my personal link stellaanddot.com/kelliwbeason

Splendid is offering 30 percent off with the code TGIF30
 Anthropologie is offering 30 percent off with code LETSGO
4) Of course all your major brands Apple, Target, Walmart, etc. have sales today.
5) Looking to order you holiday cards today to mail for CHRISTMAS? Shutterfly, Minted, Tiny Prints and even more are offering discounts today.
6) One thing I invested in earlier this year was an Erin Condren planner. We all need to start planning 2017 and daily planners are a must. Erin now even has blankets, tumblers and more.
7) JCREW 40 percent off with code Holiday
8) Loft 40 percent off with code Thanks
9) Gap and Banana Republic
Gap 40 percent off with code GIFTTIME
Banana 50% Off 1 Item Code BRFIFTY  40% Off Rest of Items Code BRFORTY
10) Pottery Barn free shipping with code MERRY
Sit at home and enjoy the comforts of online shopping or get out and use these codes also!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

It is hard to believe that it is already Thanksgiving. This year has simply flown by and I am thankful today to spend time with family and friends.
I have so very much to be thankful for this year. I am thankful for my husband, my parents and inlaws, my grandparents and extended family who I will get to spend the day with today. I am also thankful for my job and the family that trust me to watch their little girl daily. I am thankful for my Sleek Physique family and the people I get to teach Pound to. I am thankful for a warm home and roof over my head, a wonderful meal with those I love today, and my health.

Most of all I am thankful for my Savior who died on the cross for my sins and the sins of others. As, we approach this holiday season I hope that you will truly remember the reason for the season.

What is on your Thanksgiving menu for today?

Mine includes a yummy warm corn dip for a appetizer. I am in charge of appetizers this year and this is for sure an easy quick appetizer and favorite.

1 can cream corn
1 can corn not drained
1 jiffy corn muffin box
1 stick of butter
1 8 oz sour cream
2 eggs

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes

For lunch we will be having turkey and ham. My mom got up early and the turkey is already cooking in the oven.

We also will have ham as our meat for today. Veggie wise we have sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and squash. We always have a relish tray with okra and olives and of course cranberry sauce. My family loves the cranberry sauce out of a can. :-)
My aunt is in charge of desserts and she will be sure not to disappoint. We have 4 pies this year....pumpkin, pecan, apple and a cheesecake. She will also make her homemade whip cream which I love on top of my pie and also with my afternoon coffee.
It's time to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade!! Enjoy time with your family and loved ones today!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Favorites...Thankful

Happy Friday!! TGIF...I am so ready for the weekend although we are super busy with activities!!!

Today, I am linking up with Andrea, Erika and Narci for Friday Favorites.

This weekend I am excited because this evening we are going to an evening event for Boutique de Noel. Every year a wrapping paper company called Under Wraps comes and they have the best wrapping paper and little boxes for treats for neighbors, friends, etc. Some of my favorite stores will be there and I am looking forward to seeing what they have to offer.
Saturday evening, we have the grand opening of Walkon's. My husband does there IT work so we have to be there in case something happens and the internet, etc. goes down. We got invited to the VIP soft opening event. Walkon's is a sports bar however, they have good food. This particular location has 87 TVS...crazy!!! One of the big owners and investors is Drew Bree's who plays for the New Orleans SAINTS!!!
I found my Christmas in the Sky dress yesterday and am so HAPPY!!!! I cannot wait to show you pictures from the event.
I friend recently had a Matilda Jane show....while I don't have little ones YET, they do have some cute pants and tops/dresses for adults. I ordered some blank pants with a ruffle at the bottom and OMG they feel amazing and I am in love with them. 
I am looking forward to going home this Wednesday to celebrate THANKSGIVING! I have so much to be thankful for this year. :-)
I feel like the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas just flies by. I want to take the time this year to be THANKFUL and really remember the reason for the season. :-)
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Making my List...Checking it Twice

I'm making my list and checking it TWICE! What list you ask...well I am the girl that runs on TO-DO lists. I make a list for everything. I make a list for cleaning house, grocery store, errands I need to run, etc. God Bless me when I have children.

This weekend is super busy and I know the holiday season is going to get even more busy after this weekend.

Friday evening, we have an event for Le Boutique de Noel. I consider this event to truly kick off the holiday season and is something I look forward to going to each year. This year the theme is the great outdoors. It is similar to a Jr. League Christmas show if you have those in your area. There are lots of vendors selling items ranging from clothes and jewelry, to holiday items and things for you home.


I only have 2 people on my list left to buy for!!! Thankfully I knocked out most of my shopping early this year. When I am home for Thanksgiving I plan to get these last few items.


I am hoping to find a dress next weekend when we go to Dallas. I have tried on several very pretty things but I haven't found the perfect dress yet.


I LOVE to drive around and look at Christmas lights. Give me some hot cocca, my pajamas and Christmas music and I am one happy girl. As a child I remember driving around and looking at them on Christmas Eve after we opened presents at my grandparents and went to church. We don't personally put outside lights on our house but may in the future.


I need to make/order/purchase gifts for these people on my list. In years past, I have baked cookies and various other things. When we lived in our old neighborhood all of our neighbors would drop little presents on our front porch. These ranged from soaps, to food, to tea towels and the link. What gift do you like to give to neighbors/co-workers, etc.?


I am making my Christmas card list and checking it twice. I plan to order my Christmas cards the week of Thanksgiving and have them in the mail the first week of December. :-)


During December, my TV is pretty much turned to ABC family every night watching a Christmas movie. I also love all the Hallmark holiday movies. I love the Grinch, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, and probably my favorite A CHRISTMAS STORY. I love that they play this movie on repeat Christmas Eve. At some point during that day we all sit as a family and watch bits and pieces of it.


My tree and all my Christmas decorations will not go up until after Thanksgiving!!! I typically decorate the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I like to enjoy my Fall decorations as long as I can. However, I have to say my real pumpkins are starting to look a little weak. :-(

I would love to go to the Gaylord in Dallas on year and see ICE. I have heard it is simply amazing and would love to go one year.
Christmas Devotional...I am looking this year for a Christmas devotional book. I have been going through Jesus Calling and love it.
Ice Skating...during the holidays. Years ago (middle school) I used to ice skate weekly. I even took lessons at one point. In my home town there used to be a hockey team and after the games you could stay and ice skate. I would love to go either to Dallas and skate at the Galleria or go skate after one of the Mudbugs games (our local hockey team.)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Favorites

Today I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites!!! :-)

Favorite Number 1

I am heading to see my parents in Killeen, TX this weekend and am looking forward to a weekend of being loved on by my Momma and Daddy!!! I truly am a Momma's girl but love my daddy so.

Favorite Number 2

The Magnolia Story...I just finished reading this book this week and loved every minute of it. It was so neat to hear their story and how they got their start and why they have such a successful business today.

I also currently have this on my night stand and have been reading it. I love anything by Nicholas Sparks.

Favorite Number 3

The election is finally over. I am very thankful that my Instagram and Facebook feed along with TV are no longer about Trump and Clinton.

Favorite Number 4
This weekend I am looking and praying, and hoping and dreaming to find a dress to an upcoming event.

Here are some of my current favorites...

Favorite Number 5....

There are less than 80 days until CHRISTMAS!!! Looking for some ideas....let me help you!!!


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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Life Lately....

Life lately has been pretty busy I feel like...however, this week has just ticked by and gone soooo slow. I think it has been the time change.

Both the hubby and I stayed up late Tuesday evening, watching the election results come in....I was very happy with the end result. 

Sunday afternoon, I hosted a Stella and Dot online party, Monday evening I hosted a separate online party, and Tuesday evening I hosted one at my house. There are lots of exciting things going on with Stella right now and I just love their holiday line!!

Starting today (November 10th) for every 50 dollars you spend you will get 25 to spend later on. 

Some of my current favorite pieces are...

If you like any of these pieces be sure to check out stellaanddot.com/kelliwbeason!

Happy Thursday!!! See you tomorrow for Friday Favorites! 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Friday Favorites-Saturday edition

I am linking up with Andrea, Narci and Erika for Friday Favorites this Saturday. Yesterday was crazy busy so this post didn't happen.

Favorite Number 1

The Cubs win...Fly the W. I stayed up and watched all the games of the World Series this year. It was so nice to see two teams that haven't won in so many years. I was very happy that the Cubs came back from being down 3-1 with Cleveland ahead to winning the entire series. I will say Game 7 was very stressful when it was tied and they brought the tarp out due to rain.

Favorite Number 2

We have started planning our Disney trip in May with my good friend Ashleigh. We narrowed down the hotel and are deciding on which meal plan we want and where we want to eat each evening. I am getting more and more excited about eating a Mickey Mouse waffle and having Mickey ice cream in the park. I haven't been to Disney World since 2005 and my hubby hasn't been since he was in Middle School. Any advice on what is a must do?!?!

Favorite Number 3

Football....it is a big football weekend with my Bears playing TCU and LSU playing Bama. 

Baylor is the home team this year so hopefully we can pull off the win.

Favorite Number 4

Date Night....Friday night is my date night and I was so happy to enjoy the evening with my hubby last evening. I think it is so important to still date your spouse. We enjoyed dinner at the Steakhouse and just time talking about the week and upcoming plans for holidays, life in general and the future.

Favorite Number 5

Iphone Music....wow this has changed my way of listening to music and makes it so easy for me to make my playlist for POUND the workout class I teach. We pay I believe a monthly fee and are able to download music and don't have to pay for the actual music song by song. I can make different playlist for different things and it keeps me very organized. :-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November TO-DO List

I can't believe it is already November 2nd. In just 3 short weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving and 8 weeks Christmas.

I may or may not have listened to some Christmas music today. :-)

I am the QUEEN Bee of to do lists...I just work better when I have one. I like to write down long term goals in one place and day to day goals in another. I find when I have it actually physically written down I do better vs using the Notes section of my iPhone.

On my to-list

Finish Christmas shopping!!! I would like to be done by Thanksgiving!

Make Christmas card list and buy Christmas cards...still trying to decide on a design. I am using this picture from our trip to Alaska.

Order gifts for our neighbors and hubby's business friends and families.
Plan trip to Sweden and Disney World. I want to lock down the dates we are traveling and arrange airline tickets before the New Year.
I plan to enjoy Thanksgiving and not put out any Christmas decorations until after we return home from the holiday with my family.
I would like to find more time this holiday season to just enjoy family and friends and live in the moment.
I am enjoying teaching Pound, being a Stella and Dot rep and trying to decide if we are staying in Shreveport or moving closer to my family.