Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Hey, y’all!! It’s Friday, and we are hosting Friday Favorites with my girls, Erika and Andrea!   My list is sweet and easy this week.   Don’t you love something simple after a busy week?  I know I do!  Let’s get started!!

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I spoke about these yesterday, but I have to gush a little more in case you missed it….I love this little dress for summer.

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I am not good with a ruffle on my chest, but this dress fit so cute!!

Also, this sweetembroidered top!  Embroidery is so in right now, and I love this INEXPENSIVE option!

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I picked up these cute pink shorts also!   Pro-tip, I order up a size on these, and I feel they fit much better and cover way more!

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I love these cute little wedges!

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I got my hair cut this week, and my stylist used this smoothing creme before she dried my hair, and I always love how she’s able to tame my frizz….so I made sure she shared what she was using with me!   Also, I came across this boar hair round brush while I was ordering the creme on Amazon, and it has a near perfect 5 star review!! Dang!

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I lost my round brush, so I picked this up as well!  I am loving both so far!

 

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Also, my favorite…these warmer temperatures are  bringing more sessions with sweet families around here.  A lot of people wonder what a gallery looks like when you book a session, and here’s just a really small sample!  My pricing includes a set number of images….but we often double that in most sessions.  I just hate to throw out a good shot. 🙂 Isn’t this family the cutest?  🙂

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And, speaking of photography, I am loading up my camera bag and bringing it with us on our trip to 30A in Florida in May!

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We will be there May 24-May 28, and I am opening up my calendar for beach portrait sessions while we are there!   You can email me for these beach sessions or sessions in the Dallas area anytime at narcidphotography@gmail.com!

Happy Friday, y’all!   I hope YOU have the best weekend.  If you are a blogger, don’t forget to link up with your favorites below! XOXO Narci

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Fashion Thursday

Hey, hey, y’all!!  Happy Thursday from my little corner of the internet to yours! 🙂  Yesterday, I popped into J. Crew Factory, and they have the CUTEST things in store right now!! I love this little dress for summer.  Hello, sassy beach dress… This would also be adorable for fun nights out!   🙂

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I am not good with a ruffle on my chest, but this dress fit so cutely!!

I also love this pretty dress for church!  The cut is modest and that bottom ruffle is so sweet!

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For both these dresses, I love these cute little wedges!

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They are neutral and have a pretty silhouette too!  Also during my shopping trip, I picked up this cute embroidered top!  Embroidery is so in right now, and I love this INEXPENSIVE option!

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I picked up these cute pink shorts also!   Pro-tip, I order up a size on these, and I feel they fit much better!

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Also fun, I ordered these fun little flat sandals for summer.  The bow is precious, and these will be so cute with dresses, white jeans, and my shorts!

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I am still loving my Stella And Dot earrings.  You can shop this trunk show here to get your own pair.  Have problems?  You can email me from the website, and I can walk you through the order. 🙂

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I love the Rose Earrings

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And my Persephone earrings!!

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and these darling Roman Chandliers.  Again, you can pop over here to shop those beauties!   🙂

Happy Thursday, friends!! Xoxo Narci

What’s Going On

Just our normal everyday life going on here….except for one very special arrival around these parts.  img_7452

My friend, Meagan, arrived home with her precious baby girl…and I couldn’t be more smitten if I tried.  She is adorable!!img_7514

Over the weekend, we just had soccer and no other sports…so we spent the weekend following Luke around to different fields to watch him do his thing. 🙂img_7495img_7506

These two remind me so much of each other, and I just love seeing them grow closer together!  They were chatting about the game Luke had just finished as we went from one game to the next.

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And, spring is still undecided if it will be coming this year…so this is how we were dressed all weekend.  img_7485

Yes, I am in a ski jacket and beanie plus wrapped up in a blanket….in April.  I tell you what I wasn’t: cold…even though it was 34 degrees one morning. haha!

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and snagging all the couch cuddles I can manage!img_7531img_7534

On Friday, I even got to have lunch with this CUTE boy.  img_7468

I will take these sweet moments as long as I can get them.   What a great week so far…These are the days!   Happy Wednesday, friends! XOXO Narci

 

Tuesday Talk: Drugstore Beauty Finds

Hey, y’all! Today, I am linking up with the sweetest girls, Ashley and Erika, for their fun link-up “Tuesday Talk!”

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Each month, we link up and discuss a different topic, and I love getting help and ideas from you all!

This month, I am talking about MY favorite Drugstore Beauty product, and I am hoping that you will share your favorites in the comments also!   I love a fancy beauty product, but I will take a great deal any day!

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A few weeks ago, I was out of my go to Mascara (Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara), and I didn’t have time to run to Ulta to pick up a new tube!   I had heard about this little Mascara as being a lower priced dupe of my regular brand, so I ran to my local CVS and picked up a tube to try it!

This mascara was under $10, and it was just as good as my regular mascara!   Yeah! I call that a drugstore win!

So, if you need an inexpensive Mascara option, I say go for it!  Now, it’s your turn!  I know there have to be other awesome Beauty products that I can pick up at the drugstore or say, maybe, Target!  I want all your thoughts!   Leave a comment with your fave, and I will compile them for everyone on Friday!

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Let the good deals begin! 🙂

XOXO Narci

Monday

Oh my stars. We had a busy weekend, and because of that I don’t have much for you here today. This is me currently right here….

Between my allergies, the kids activities, and work–I’m taking today to rest and keep work moving in the right direction.

I currently feel like this:

And, this one too!

My kids are always surprised by the need for shoes as we leave. Why is that? Haha!

Happy Monday, friends! May your coffee kick in before your Monday does! I’ll be back here tomorrow with our normal everyday programming. 😉 Xoxo Narci

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Hey, y’all!! It’s Friday, and we are hosting Friday Favorites with my girls, Erika and Andrea!  Let’s get started!!

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If you needed me this week, I was knee deep in these flowers.  These are the Texas Bluebonnets, and they are so pretty in pictures!

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Speaking of sweet, this sunset on Monday night was one for the record books.

And, I had the sweetest newborn boy come into the studio this week.  Oh my stars…he was just precious!

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Also my favorite?  Stella and Dot is running the BEST promotion right now!!

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Right now, if you purchase $100, you receive these adorable chandeliers for 9.99.  What?? This is amazing!!

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This is great time to stock up on these earrings and then add in those chandeliers for a great price!

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Or grab one of my very favorite bags.  My camo gym bagimg_7397

Or this black and white striped tote! So cute!!

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You can shop by going to my website here and shopping this trunk show!  Please make sure that I am listed as your stylist, so I can offer you any assistance with your order!  If you need help, you can always email me at narcidphotography@gmail.com.  I’d love to help you!!

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A bunch of you girls have asked about my new Bible, and I am still loving it so much!

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It’s the She Reads Truth Poppy Linen Bible in the CSB version.  I love the layout of this one, and it is so much easier to read!

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The reader friendly layout is such a blessing to me! I love it!

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And, finally….these little rose bushes that we planted last year?  They are showing off this Spring!     Nothing makes me happier than seeing these out our bedroom and kitchen windows each morning.

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What a gift!   Happy Friday, friends!!  This morning, I am speaking at a church here in the area followed by a fun weekend with our family, a very special newborn session,  session with one of my favorite families, and all the soccer games.  These really are the days…and I am so very thankful for them! XOXO Narci

How we Wednesday

Hey, y’all!!  Today, I am linking up with Shay and Erika for their fun monthly link-up “How We” Wednesdays!

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Each month, we share all about how we handle different areas of our life.  I am excited to dive into these different topics!

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Truth be told: I am a busy girl….I manage three precious kiddos, their commitments, a photography business, this blog, a fun Stella and Dot gig, and much more.   I can’t wait to share what’s worked for our little family and read about your awesome tips, too.   My best ideas always come from my friends, so I am excited to hear what you have to say as well!

Today, we are talking about we Spring Clean and Organize!   This winter I read this book, and it was so helpful in helping me declutter our home and our life!

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You should know that I’m not the kind of girl who stresses over our closets and drawers being in perfect order…I can’t imagine being able to do that with 3 kids and a job,  but I do like to keep things pretty orderly on the regular.  This book was so great at giving me a n awesome outline of how and when to declutter and organize our home, our schedule, and even our minds!

I went through each room in the house and cleared out a bunch of excess stuff that we just didn’t need or use, and it felt awesome!   I totally recommend this book if you need a good guide to get you started!

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Do you have a family command center?  When we built our house, I had visions of a little nook area for backpacks, schedules, and such.

This hallway leads to the garage. So, it’s the perfect spot!

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Voila: where the backpacks hang. 🙂 img_6933

The drawer below the bench holds gloves, winter hats, and such. 🙂

And, our family calendar/chalkboard!   Our kids ask approximately 90 million questions each day and most of them can be answered here.   img_6931

Our schedule, what’s for dinner, what day is it: just check the calendar and chalkboard. 🙂

And, technically, new pens will not make you more organized, but look at how fun these pens are!   These are BEST for your day to day use.  🙂

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Aren’t we all more likely to write thank you notes and keep our to-do lists when using a neon pink pen?  ;). I can feel myself being more organized by just looking at all those fun colors.  haha!

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And, of course, I couldn’t do life without my Erin Condren  plannerDSC_7071

There’s lots of room to add all of your important meetings, appointments, and such.
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And, a cute spot on the weekly view to write what you are thankful for that week!  So fun!DSC_7082

There are these colorful stickers that you can use to personalize your calendar

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and areas at the back of each month and the back of the planner for your notes!

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So cute!!  You can hop on over and check out her products here and see for yourself!!

Want more organization tips?   I’ve also blogged about how we organize our school schedule and how we do our after school routine!!

I love hearing tips on how people organize and spring clean!   If you have a great tip, leave it in the comments!   Happy Wednesday, y’all! XOXO N

Target Tuesday

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Hey, Hey, y’all!  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hearing about the new line from Target called Opalhouse!   So, I hopped in the car and headed to my local store to check it all out!   And, oh my stars, it is adorable!!  Target, I am a big fan!

It reminds me of Anthropolgie with a Target Price Tag, and it’s just so cute and boho and whimsical and FUN!

Many of you have asked for affordable home picks, so I put together a look with all my favorites from the new line here!   Check it out!

Need a little sneak peek of what I found.  Here you go! 🙂

You can find all my favorites from the product line and details here!  Yes, ma’am, Target.  Opalhouse is darling!

Happy Tuesday, y’all! XOXO Narci

 

A Day in the Life–Sunday Edition

Hey Hey, y’all!! I hope you had an awesome weekend!  Today, I am sharing a day in the life, but I am sharing a day of the week that I’ve never shared before!  Sunday!   It’s always a busy day over here! Let’s get started!

My Sundays start nice and early!  I was up and at ’em early with my coffee and my Bible!

I actually just picked up a new Bible, and I am really liking it!   It’s heavy, but it’s VERY easy to read and I like that! 🙂

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Next up, I made breakfast for our crew! And,  then I made my bed and popped into the shower for the day!  I think I have said this before, but I make our bed early every morning.  A made bed just makes me feel better about my day. 😉

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Sunday mornings are always a little crazy with the hair, the ironing, and such, but we got everyone looking good and made our way to church

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On my way to Sunday school, I ran into one of my favorite girls, Karla!!  I just love this girl so much!img_7260

And, then after Sunday school, we headed to service.  It was amazing!

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Rob and Jackson had a meeting and lunch at church, so the kids and I grabbed a quick lunch on our own! And, then I spent the afternoon prepping for my evening sessions, did some work, and cleaned up around the house!

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We pulled together a quick taco feast for dinner! And, after dinner, Rob took the kids to Luke’s soccer game.  Any other day, I’d be there too, but  I had Bluebonnet sessions to head to! 🙂

Didn’t the setup turn out so cute this year? 🙂 I love it!

I got home at 8:30….just in time to give the younger kids a kiss before they went to bed!

Then, I changed into jammies, finished up this post, and snuggled up in bed with my new favorite book.  It is a thriller and super scary.  Eek!

10 pm, and I was wiped out!  Dixie and I were both ready for bed!  🙂

Just a normal everyday Sunday around here! I hope you enjoyed a peek inside our little life!

Happy Monday, friends!! XOXO Narci

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Hey, y’all!! It’s Friday, and we are hosting Friday Favorites with my girls, Erika and Andrea!  Today’s favorites are just a random list of all the fun things from this week!  Let’s get started!!

I saw this over on Facebook, and I just loved it!!

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Max Lucado always nails it!   This week has been full of snuggles with this wiggly boy…img_7069

and lots of “Happy Morning” smiles!img_7072

This week, I was cleaning the kitchen and totally had to laugh at our tiered tray.  img_7178

Easter Candy and Avocados….my priorities couldn’t be more straight if I tried, y’all. haha! 😉img_7177

Also a favorite? This week, the teens at our church had a dodgeball tournament, and oh my stars!  This was some serious fun to watch!!

Jackson and his friends formed a team, and they pulled out an upset win over a group of Senior boys who play for one of the High School Varsity Baseball Teams in town!  Their day was made, and the entire crowd rushed the court after they won.  For all my NCAA basketball fans….their team name was Loyola -Chicago.  Funny, right? ;). Maybe they should have asked Sister Jean to come and watch. ha!

Also, my favorite: tiny newborn props for some sweet newborn sessions coming up.

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And, this little throwback shot from Presley in the Bluebonnets is my favorite too!  img_7181

I have a busy weekend ahead: lots of Bluebonnet time, soccer and volleyball!   I love our crazy, busy life!  Happy Friday, friends! I hope YOU have the best weekend! XOXO  Narci