15 Things I Am Thankful For This Thanksgiving

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING YOU GUYS! 

My goodness, it’s crazy how fast this year has gone by. 

I don’t want to keep you all long, but I do want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! We’re waking up early this morning, to run in the Houston Turkey Trot and then are heading to my Mom’s for Thanksgiving dinner.

A few weeks ago, I shared with you all my 24 Days of Giving Gratitude. The first day, I told you all to start journaling things you’re thankful for each day. While I am not going to share all of my mine -lol, I did want to share a few.

  • I am thankful for my health. That I have legs that run, a heart that withholds, and that I am able to complete daily tasks without pain or difficulty.
  • I am thankful for Colton. My rock and my person. What I would do without him I cannot even imagine. I’m thankful that he treats me with respect, constant love and as his partner for life.
  • I am thankful for my dreams and aspirations. I’m thankful that I haven’t given up on dreaming. 
  • I am thankful for my Dad, who bends over backwards to help me every day and rescues me in every situation. A Dad that helps me, loves me and pushes me to pursue my dreams. 
  • I am thankful for my friends, who continue to be there for me and love me, no matter how bad I am at texting them back. 
  • I’m thankful for my friends who truly and deliberately support this blog. 
  • I am thankful for my mom. My person and my best friend. Words could never explain how thankful I am for everything she has done for me in my life. 
  • I’m thankful for my mom and I’s weekly walks and the conversations we have.
  • I am thankful for Bentley and the constant love he gives us. The fact that he is more human than he is dog.
  • I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, food to eat on the table and a car to take me where ever I need to go.  
  • I am thankful for Colton’s family, who have done nothing but welcome me with open arms and make me apart of there family. 
  • I’m thankful I was able to graduate from the school of my dreams and leave with a life time of memories. 
  • I’m thankful that I have a sister, that even though is 10 years younger, is still able to be my best friend. 
  • I’m thankful, that I had the power to vote. 
  • I’m thankful for beautiful and cool, sunny days. 

Oh and one more.

I’m thankful for all of you and for this blog. For everyone who reads this blog every day and have supported me from the beginning. For everyone of you that messages me when a link is not working or comments when I need encouragement. My little space on the internet would not be possible without all of you. 

Have a great Thanksgiving! 

xo,

Lauren

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Eight Outfits You Can Wear This Thanksgiving

One more day you guys!! I hope you all take the time tomorrow to really enjoy the day before all of the craziness of the holidays. 

Today I am sharing with you all eight Thanksgiving outfits that you could all easily recreate or wear during the holiday season! 

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We’re running in the Turkey Trot first thing in the morning and then are heading to my mothers! 

I’ll have a post up tomorrow, but if I don’t see you, Happy Thanksgiving! 

xo,

Lauren

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Happy Monday Loves!

Thank goodness it’s a short week!

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’m so ready for Thanksgiving.

This past weekend was pretty chill for us. If you follow me on Snapchat (Lauren_smith6), then you know that we ended up not going to Waco. It’s a really long story-lol, but we are in the process of rescheduling. In all honesty though, I am kind of glad we didn’t go. We ended up having a really nice weekend here in Houston. Friday we stayed in, ordered Thai food, had a bottle of wine and put up our Christmas tree. Saturday I shopped and had a total girls day with two of my best friends from hs and then Sunday, we cleaned and went to Colton’s, Memo’s Birthday party. It was all around a really nice and beautiful weekend.

I literally cannot get over the amazing weather we had.

I have been absolutely swooning over this faux suede jacket from Poshsquare for months and this weekend I was finally able to wear it! I honestly cannot even begin to describe just how soft it is. 

For anyone who doesn’t know, Poshsquare is an online, women’s clothing boutique, for on-trend, items at affordable price points. Key word, affordable, because their clothing does not look, nor feel cheap! Another reason I really like Poshsquare is because they have cute and stylish clothing for all women, at all sizes. It’s just kind of refreshing to see a site like them, don’t cha think? 

I’m currently loving their Holiday collection!

Speaking of the Holidays. Ya’ll, I am in the spirit! We’ll be wrapping up Thanksgiving and jumping straight into Christmas, in just four days and I cannot wait!

Have a great day and enjoy your short week! 

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing what healthy side I’ll be bringing to Thanksgiving this year! 

xo,

Lauren

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Happy Friday Friends! 

How’s life? How was your week? Ours definitely flew by, which is my favorite kind of week! I don’t know what it was, but I just felt super inspired all week. I was getting up early, getting things done at work, I was super productive at home in the evenings and went to bed at a decent hour, like every night. Cough, cough, like 9:30. Who am I?? 

Oh and one more thing. I literally only had one glass of wine all week. Could this be the reason why?? I’ll keep you guys updated. 

In other news, I’m not sure if you guys have noticed or not, but the past few Fridays, I have been trying to show more weekend outfits for you all. Specifically going out and date night outfits. This Ayana Sweet Heart Dress has been a total show stopper for me. The moment I put it on the other evening, before heading out, Colton goes, “Wow, you look really good! I really like that dress!”. Which obviously made me feel super confident when going out! I also just love the details on this dress. This Ayana Sweet Heart Dress is also under $100 so total plus there too! While I would not wear this to a Holiday party, I will be wearing this dress when going out to dinner with my girlfriends, as soon as they get in town for the holidays. 

I also love these Steve Madden booties because they are surprisingly super elongating. I was a little hesitant to get them at first, just because every girl I have seen wearing them, are like 6 feet tall and total model status. I wasn’t sure how they would look on my 5 foot frame – lol. 

One more thing! I’ve been getting asked on Snapchat from a lot of you guys what lip color I have been wearing all week, and it’s this Stila Lip Stain in Patine. I highly recommend it and love the color, but because it is a lip stain, it can dry out your lips pretty fast so be sure to put some sort of lip balm over it! 

 I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Colton and I are heading to Waco for the whole weekend to work on a fun project, as well as see Baylor play! 

Have a great weekend! 

xo,

Lauren

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