A Letter To Moms

Dear Mom on the Floor,

You’re not alone. I’m right there with you, sprawled out on the floor like a washed-up starfish. Just ready to drown in my tears. I’m there too. You didn’t imagine it would be like this. You always saw those beautiful photos of mothers looking their best with such well-behaved children in tow. But that’s not always reality. In fact, it’s not a reality at all. Life is messy, you learn as you go. Some have it better than others at first, but everybody eventually finds their way.

For the SAHM-there’s the sleepless nights, the loneliness, wanting to talk to someone old enough to buy a beer, so much so that when the UPS guy or the mailman comes you start talking about random things and they’re looking at you like ‘Ok lady, here’s your mail.” No? Just me? K, thanks! Well, I’m there too. To the working single mom and the married single mom (you know what I mean) who has to wake up, get dressed for work, get kids ready for school, get out the door and everyone where they need to be on time. Then get off work, pick up kids, grocery shop, go home, cook dinner, run baths, do laundry, remember all appts, performances, field trips, little Suzie’s birthday party and so on. Every mom who’s lost sleep or cried themselves to sleep or even both. You rocked a sick child or children to sleep, you’ve sent your kids off to school for the day only to worry the entire time they’re out of your sight for their safety and well being. I FEEL you. When you’ve tried everything and your child is still inconsolable and you’re just touched out and drained. When you’ve breastfed so much that you don’t even want to touch your own body to shower. When all you want to do is crawl into the nearest bed and sleep for days. I UNDERSTAND. You’re not alone. You’re not wrong. You’re not a bad mom for making tv dinners or letting them eat whatever is in the pantry just so they can go to bed and get out of your hair. You love them, you made them, you carried them, you felt and heard their heartbeat before they even knew who you were. It’s ok. There’s millions of us. We’re everywhere, feeling all the feels.

The next time you see that mom that looks like she’s going to exit out the back of Publix and leave her screaming child right there on the floor in the chip aisle. You just look at her and say, girl, I FEEL you. I UNDERSTAND. We need more compassion, more help, more support, more love. Stop judging so much and band together. I mean we need some defense against these toddlers man, like they’re seriously cray, lol. Mothers do an extremely exhausting and endless job. It’s thankless, there’s no trophy or award given. Sometimes you just want to punch your SO when they haven’t helped you do one thing around the house but still expect you to have dinner on the table and then be ready to get sexy later even though you’re currently wearing your “fancy sweats” and your “good” t-shirt for the third day in a row because you’ve either had no time or just been so exhausted you couldn’t even get up the strength to make it to the bathroom to shower.

Sometimes your kids even make you cry. No? Just me again? Ugh, ok then. Yes, that’s right. My 14 yr old has made me cry and so has my 4 yr old. Girls can be mean, lmao. But for real they are. But, you know what? I’m doing my best and so are you. There is no manual to life, especially the having children part. No one tells you that once you become a mother, no excuse me, once you conceive, that your whole life changes. You begin changing and adapting and protecting from day 1. Your body does things that shouldn’t even be humanly possible, you create life. I mean I don’t want to toot my own horn but man I’m pretty awesome, lol. I mean really, so are you. You’re awesome, mom in the PJ pants, sweatshirt, no bra and sunglasses to hide your eye bags in the car rider line. (If i’m alone in this morning fashion choice, I’m gonna scream, LOL).

I’m with you mom currently looking at her peacefully sleeping SO while being puked on at 3 am and thinking of ways to slap him and pretend it was a dream when he wakes up. Sometimes I just want to walk out my front door and get in my car and drive off. Have an Eat, Pray, Love moment and then figure it out from there. But I don’t and neither do you. We stay, we show up every day without fail. We keep things running like a well-oiled machine, sometimes everything doesn’t go as planned but you get through it. So the next time you’re on the floor, just close your eyes and imagine the other moms out there just like you. On the floor like washed up starfish, so exhausted they could probably fall asleep just like that, hearing small voices calling their name and just wanting to burst into tears. Just know that we’re there, know that we’re together in mind and spirit. I will hold your hand in spirit. We’re together on that floor and we will lay there and cry and feel our feels and then get up, pull ourselves together and return to the chaos.

But when it’s all said and done. Here we are, standing by our children’s beds or looking at them peacefully sleeping next to us and think, “I love you so much, I never knew my heart could feel this much love for anything other than Jason Momoa.” , lol j/k j/k.” But seriously, they know. They know you love them, they know you care and even though they said you ruined their life the other night or they hate you, they don’t. Let’s not forget we were all kids once and I’m sure our own moms have plenty to say about how we acted when we were children. But once they get older and they begin to think you’re uncool, they dont want to kiss you infront of their friends anymore and they think you don’t know anything, just know that will pass and they will grow to want your opinion. They will want to call you randomly and be appalled when you don’t answer the phone, lol. You’re the first person they want to tell great news and the one they want to make proud the most. Because they’re the only person who has heard your heartbeat from the inside. You’re a great mom, you’re doing great and if no one has told you today, I love you!

XO,

Chantea (Lola Nicole)

November Instagram Recap

It’s December Babes! We’ve made it to the end of 2018 and that’s so crazy to me. November was a great month, especially with all of the sales and I’m sure this month won’t disappoint either. Have you started decorating for the Christmas season yet? I always start decorating December 1st. I like to enjoy the fall and Thanksgiving decor for a bit before Winter Wonderland starts, lol.

Here is my Instagramrecap for November. I’ve added links with all my outfit details, and quick links for my November Insta posts as always. Also, don’t forget that you can find me @lolanicoleblogs on the free 21Buttons app and that way you can shop all my outfits with a quick click without waiting for a blog post to go live, YAY!


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Motherhood Appreciation Post


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FabFitFun Fall Box


PrettyLittleThing Black Friday Post


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Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Black Friday Sales!!

Happy Thanksgiving Babes!!

I’m so excited because this is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t wait for the food coma to start, lol. Also, those BLACK FRIDAY sales are rolling in! So here’s a round-up of all the sales for the stores that I love and shop the most, so you know where to shop. I will update this list as more stores announce their sales, so keep checking back.

I will try and update as much as I can on Insta stories as well so that you know when some sales are ending and if anything has changed. Follow me here for updates. Grab a plate and get comfy in front of your computer because the sales are rolling in!

Let’s Get Shopping!

ABERCROMBIE– 50% off the entire store and Free Shipping on all orders.

ASOS– Up to 60% off Pre-Black Friday Sale. Get 25% off with Code EPIC25.

BLOOMINGDALES– Get $25 off every $200 spent on select items and up to 50% off select items online and in store.

BOOHOO– 60% off Everything INCLUDING sale items.

CHARLOTTE AND EZRA– Starting at 10pm on 11/22 40% off for the first hour and 35% off after that.

EXPRESS– 50% off Everything and Free Shipping

FOREVER 21– Pre Black Friday take and extra up to 80% off, All Sweaters are 30% off and get an extra 50% off when you use Code EXTRA50

H&M– Get an extra 20% Off and Free Shipping, use code 3237

J.CREW– Get 40% off your purchase using code TOGETHER

MACY*S– Over 50% off with Black Friday Doorbusters that don’t end until 11/24.

MADEWELL– 25% off your purchase with code DEALWITHIT through the weekend.

MOMLIFEMUSTHAVES– 15% off your first purchase and Free Domestic Shipping with a $70+ order.

NORDSTROM– Get up to 60% off for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday event.

NORDSTROM RACK– Extra 30% off on sale items, up to 60% off Best of Brands and Free Shipping SItewide on standard orders now through Monday.

OLD NAVY– 50% your Entire Purchase and Free Shipping for orders of $50 or more. Get an extra 20% off when you open or use your Old Navy Card.

THE PINK LILY BOUTIQUE– Free shipping with code FREESHIPWEEK(Check Back for update sales)

PRETTYLITTLETHING– 50% off Everything with code CYBER50 (I have a blog post up with some looks here)

TARGET-BOGO 50% off on toys, up to 50% off on other select toys, Save $10 when you spend $40 on clothes and more.

WALMART– Pre Black Friday Starts Now online and 6pm in stores on 11/22.

ZALA HAIR EXTENSIONS– Use code BLACKFRIDAY for $20 off extensions, free shipping and a gift with purchase.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Mom Shops You Need!

I’m all for girl power. Especially mom built businesses because we all know it’s hard enough to be a mom without having any other responsibilities so to add a business to the pile of things to do is a lot and I commend and support any mom out there trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.

I have a deep love for a comfy tee and jeans. So when I find new mom shops that have cute tees, pullovers, and more I’m in heaven. This post is to share two of my most favorite mom shops that I’ve been shopping for a while. I found both on Instagram and have been hooked ever since. I love them because they have sizing options and accessories for everyone including the kids and dad too. Both shops have unisex size tees so that you have a more oversized comfort fit but you can also get your regular size in some tees as well.

FIT TIPS:

-The T-Shirts I have are all unisex sizing and I’m wearing a size Medium for a more oversized fit. If you want a more fitted look size down one.
-My Pullover is also unisex sizing and I’m wearing a size Medium.

SIZING REFERENCE:

I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Do you have a favorite mom shop you love? If not, definitely try these shops out because they’re the best. Their customer service is awesome too. Check out their Instagram pages @CHARLOTTEANDEZRA and @MOMLIFEMUSTHAVES.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Black Friday in PrettyLittleThing

Who’s ready for Black Friday?! Now don’t get me wrong, when I talk about Black Friday i’m not talking about the going to the stores part. I’m talking about the online sales. I do most of my Black Friday shopping online. It’s easier because you don’t have to get up, get dressed and fight through traffic on the roads and in the stores. The long lines, the short stock, just yuck! You can shop all your favorite stores at the click of a mouse and stay in your pjs at the same time. Who doesn’t love that?

Online Shopping Tip:

Go in the store location first and try on things that you need to make sure they fit. Like jeans, pants, bras, etc. T-Shirts I know I can get a medium or large in. Medium if it’s TTS and Large if I want a little more room or an oversized fit. But doing that will help you when shopping online. If there is no store nearby or at all for the boutique you’re shopping at online, then take your body measurements and look on their size chart to match with a size. That will more than likely give you the right size when you receive it unless their size chart is really off in which usually doesn’t happen.

I can’t wait to Black Friday shop on PrettyLittleThing.us. I’ve been shopping on the site for over a year now and I love all the cute outfits they have at such affordable prices. They’re always on trend but I can stick to my budget rule of not paying outrageous prices for on trend items. Which is important because this mama likes to save money, lol.

I’ve put together this post to bring you some cute outfits you need to grab between now and Black Friday. PrettyLittleThing always has awesome sales and discount codes and Black Friday is no exception. I’ll definitely be on the site grabbing all the things, lol. But make sure you get on there early because all the cute things sell out quick (at least everything I want in my size) *insert cry face emoji* lol.


This first outfit is so cute and so me because it’s got 2 of my favorite things, comfort and camo in the mix, lol. This Shape Camo Joggers and Sweater set is so comfy and cute. You can style the crop top with a cami or bodysuit if you don’t want tummy out. This set also comes in 2 other colors.
PrettyLittleThing.com/SHAPE CAMO SIDE STRIPE JOGGERS
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I love this AURIEL BURGUNDY KNITTED JOGGER JUMPER loungewear set. It’s so comfy, like wearing a sweater all over your body. It’s perfect for fall because it’s not super thick but not too thin either. The pullover can be worn off the shoulder and I sized up for a more oversized fit.

PrettyLittleThing.com/AURIEL BLACK JOGGER JUMPER KNITTED LOUNGE SET


I got this BASIC V NECK T SHIRT DRESS in 2 colors because I thought it was so cute. I feel like it’s more flattering on my shape when I wear it with a knot either on the side or in front. It adds a nice silhouette to my body. It can be worn like a deep v or off the shoulder. I paired it with a jean jacket because it’s a dress that can be transitioned into fall and a jean jacket is good for places that don’t get cold at all but a little cool. Because the jacket can still be worn inside stores or restaurants (at least I do because I’m always cold, lol.) But the dress can be worn alone with light accessories or dressed up for a night out. I love versatile clothing pieces and these dresses definitely are.

PrettyLittleThing.com/BASIC KHAKI V NECK T SHIRT DRESS
PrettyLittleThing.com/BASIC CAMEL V NECK T SHIRT DRESS


This cute PRETTYLITTLETHING BLACK T SHIRT DRESS I had to have because it’s cute but casual. It can be worn all year round for me (I live in Florida) or anyone else that has warm weather for a majority of the year. A T-shirt Dress is something every girl needs to have in her wardrobe because it’s effortless casual cute. It has the relaxed casual comfort of a basic t-shirt and the length and style of a dress. Just add some cute accessories like a layered necklace, baseball hat and sneakers and you instantly look effortlessly cute and put together.

PrettyLittleThing.com/PRETTYLITTLETHING BLACK T SHIRT DRESS

A few more items I’m currently adding to cart.:


PrettyLittleThing.com/RUST KNITTED LOUNGE SET

PrettyLittleThing.com/GREY STRIPED OVERSIZED T SHIRT DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/BLACK TRIPLE BANDED T SHIRT DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/PRETTYLITTLETHING WHITE OVERSIZED LONG SLEEVE T SHIRT DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/SAGE GREEN OVERSIZED SWEATER DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/BLACK FAUX LEATHER ZIP DETAIL BIKER JACKET

PrettyLittleThing.com/BLACK MID HEEL ANKLE BOOT
*Some photos from PrettyLittleThing site*

FIT TIPS:
-Sets are TTS and have good stretch. I’m wearing a size 8 in Camo Set and size Medium in Black set.
-T-Shirt Dress runs TTS. I’m wearing a size 6.
-Olive and Tan Basic V-Neck T-Shirt Dresses run a little big, I’m wearing a size 8 but I would have sized down.


Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

I hope this post helped you guys find some cute things to grab during Black Friday. Let me know in the comments if you’ve got your eyes on anything from PrettyLittleThing. Are there any other online shops you can’t wait to catch sales on?

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Plaid Patchwork Top


PLAID PATCHWORK TOP
TALL POWERSTRETCH ST. CLAIR FLARE JEANS

Long Sleeve Shirt Plaid Affair

First of all I love Fall! With this top I get all the fall feels, especially in anything plaid. There is nothing I love more and I try and wear it year round honestly, lol. It’s one of my favorite prints. Thank goodness plaid is still a trend this fall too!

So when I got this adorable grey plaid patchwork top in the mail from Blooming Jelly, I couldn’t wait to shoot in it. It’s not too thick and not too thin. It can be worn with or without a jacket and has the perfect thickness for layering with a jacket or cardigan. If you aren’t sold on it yet then the UNDER $20 price tag should do the trick! ;0)

My jeans are from Alloy Apparel and are the best. Most noteworthy is that they fit so well and best of all they come in tall length too. I’m wearing a size 7 and the 37” inseam length. They are also low rise and the denim isn’t restricting and has a good amount of stretch to them. So I definitely recommend grabbing a pair because they’re under $70 and so good.

FIT TIPS:
-Jeans are TTS but have a little stretch if you get a size that’s a size smaller. I’m wearing a size 7 and 37” inseam.
-Top runs TTS. I’m wearing a size Large for a more loose and oversized fit.

Sizing Reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

So what are your favorite prints of the season? What print do you go for most while shopping? I’m also loving leopard and camo print. Let me know in the comments below.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

I Love Being in my #UnderWhere

I love comfort. Anyone who knows me knows I like to dress up but what I love even more is dressing down, lol. Find me a comfortable pair of cute sweats or joggers and I’m all set. I also don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to find a cute and equally comfortable set. Which is why I will run straight to Walmart and go for the Fruit of the Loom sets. I love their zip up jackets and drawstring waist joggers. They’re in the mens section which I also love because I like for my jogger sets to fit a little loose rather than clinging to my body. The best part is they’re so affordable. You really can’t go wrong with these sets. Especially if you’ve been eyeing those cute sets in the mall for double and triple the price.

These sets are under $25 for the jacket and joggers together, they’re a great material as well. Thick enough to keep you warm and cozy but thin enough when the weather is a little warmer than expected. Walmart has really been stepping up their clothing game and these jogger sets are no exception. Run and grab some sets while you can, they come in over 4 colors but they sell out quick.

O U T F I T – D E T A I L S:
Fruit of the Loom Men’s Dual Defense EverSoft Fleece Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt
Fruit of the Loom Men’s Dual Defense EverSoft Jogger Sweatpants
Women’s Any Day V-Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt – A New Day™

FIT TIPS:
-Sneakers can run a bit small. I’m wearing a 9 but I would have sized up to a 9.5 or 10.
-Jogger Sets run TTS. I’m wearing a size Small in the joggers and zip up hoodie.

I hope this post was helpful in finding you a cute and affordable jogger set that won’t break the bank but you still look super cute like you just left the mall. If you download the 21 Buttons app and then find me @lolanicoleblogs I posted this suit with a direct shop link and then I tagged a few other options as well.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

My Top 8 Amazon Finds 2018

Hey Babes! So, I’m excited for today’s post because it involves one of my most favorite places to shop online. Amazon! I literally go to Amazon for everything and I’m obsessed with my prime membership. We’ve had prime for years now and it’s literally the best thing ever. I mean I’m sure my mailman is tired of seeing my name on packages but ya know, lol. I can get literally anything from gadgets, household items, groceries, clothing, jewelry, ect. I put together a list of things I have purchased recently that I’m loving. Some things I use on the daily and they make my life so much easier. I wanted to share the top things I have purchased that I have taken with me through the years that I still use and love so much.

 

My Favorite Mug Warmer

Evelots Desktop Electric Mug Warmer for Coffee-Tea-Cocoa-Soup-Scented Candles
This little gadget is a life saver for me. Whether you’re a busy mom or just busy throughout the day. If you’re a coffee drinker like me or even a tea drinker, this helps keep your mug warm so you don’t have to revisit the microwave 423234880 times like I did before I got this, lol. I can actually finish a full cup of coffee before making another one.

Plaid Patchwork Top

Blooming Jelly Womens Long Sleeve Shirt Plaid Color Block Tops Pocket Elbow Patchwork Knit Tee(Large,Grey)
I love this top. It’s perfect for fall. The plaid detailing is so cute and the material is soft. It is a bit on the thinner side but that works if you live somewhere that doesn’t really get that cold like ever and just gets a little cooler but you still wanna be fall fashion forward. It’s also not a thick bulky material so its great for layering with a jacket, vest or cardigan. It is TTS and I normally wear a medium but I got it in a Large because I wanted a more oversized fit.

iPhone Rechargeable Selfie Ring Light

Phone Selfie Light, IRuiYinGo USB Rechargeable 36 LED Ring Light with 3-Levels Brightness Portable Clip On Phone, Mini Night Selfie Fill Light (Pink)
Not having the perfect selfie lighting is such a first world problem, lol. But this inexpensive portable selfie light will help your cell phone photos that much better. It’s so helpful when you’re trying to get that perfect selfie but the lighting sucks. Whether you’re in a car, in a dark room or outside at night. This will help make your photos Instagram ready. It’s easy to use and rechargeable. It has settings so you can adjust the lighting accordingly and its way more affordable that some other selfie light options. It clips right to the top of your phone and fits in your bag.

Flexible Camera and Go Pro Tripod Stand

Action Camera Cam Sport Camcorder Mini Tripod Flexible Stand Tripod Compatible with GoPro Hero 6 5/4/3 Session Sony Garmin Virb XE SJCAM Xiaomi Yi Table Desk Tripod Travel Portable Video Tripod
This is perfect and so inexpensive. I use it when we travel and just around town when I want to vlog for my YouTube channel. I have even used it with my DSLR and it still holds it up without it falling over or being too heavy for the tripod. This is perfect if you’re just starting out with vlogging or recording videos because it is inexpensive and easy to use and travel with. It fits in literally any bag.

Ice Roller for Face and Eyes

ESARORA Stainless Steel Ice Roller for Face & Eye,Puffiness,Migraine,Pain Relief and Minor Injury,Skin Care Products (White)
I’ve been loving my Ice Roller. It’s the best thing for my tired, hot and overworked skin. Especially living in a hot state like Florida, Ice Rolling has been the best thing I could have stumbled upon for my skin care routine. I have a full post about it here and it also includes some of my current skincare products I use daily. Ice rolling helps with inflammation, makeup application prep, sunburn and so much more.

Crystal Tear Drop Clip On Earrings

Topwholesalejewel Wedding Earrings Gold Plating Crystal Oval Shape Clip On Earrings
These earrings will dress up any outfit in an instant. They’re so pretty and look expensive without actually being expensive at all. I have to wear clip on earrings because my ears are gauged and I ripped one a few years ago and keep forgetting to make an appointment to fix it, lol. So clip ons help me to still look fashionable and put together without having to worry about not having normal pierced ears. Amazon has a great selection of them as well. They’re great for people with my ear issue or those whom don’t have pierced ears or have a similar ear issues.

My Favorite Amazon Beauty Sponge

Aesthetica Cosmetics Beauty Sponge Blender – Latex Free and Vegan Makeup Sponge – For Powder, Cream or Liquid Application – One Piece
These beauty sponges are my favorite blenders I have purchased online so far. I have like 4 of them now. I have the Original Beauty Blender as well which I love but these are so affordable and work just as great. They’re really great quality and do an awesome job of blending my makeup into my skin and giving me that flawless face look. They also have different sizes so you’re able to pick which one is right for you and they’re great if you’re looking for a more affordable beauty sponge option.

Glass Multi-Function Monitor and Laptop Stand

Eutuxia [White] Tempered Glass Multi-function Universal Monitor Laptop Multimedia Stand with 2.0 USB Ports, Cup Holder & Phone Dock
I have my Mac desktop sitting on this and I love it. Its sleek design gives a nice professional appearance while also helping save space on your desk. It has 3 usb ports so you can charge your phone or anything that has a usb connector. You can also plug-in usb memory sticks, it’s just such a help, especially if you work at a desk often.

That’s it for this list of my current favs, some that I have been using for years. I love doing posts like this and helping people find good deals that also help with making everyday life easier. If you like these kinds of top choice posts let me know in the comments below and I will definitely put more together to post on the blog. I hope you loves have an amazing Monday!

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

Lola

August Instagram Recap

I can’t believe it’s September already babes! I’m going to be so busy this month, especially since both the girls birthdays are in September and 2 days apart. Double the parties, presents and fun (for the kids at least, lol) I’m back again to round up all of my August IG Posts for y’all to make it easier to find and shop everything in one place. This will help if you happen to miss when something is posted you can find it all here for that month. I also have been posting more things in the highlights of my Instagram so if you ever have questions about an outfit or something in a picture I post you can check there or just head back to my blog on the 1st Friday of every month to get a recap. As I said in my last post, Instagram changed the algorithm once again! They make your feed based on exactly what they “think” you want to see by who and what you engage with now. So remember to keep engaging with my photos (likes and comments) and watch my stories so my posts keep showing up in your feed. ;0)

In August I finally settled on a preset for my pictures that I think will make for a great fluent and brighter feed so I’m excited about that one. I also am getting the hang of planning as you can see from my last Plan With Me post so I think I will continue to get better at being more organized and planning things out better for a much smoother running month. There was also a pretty awesome giveaway posted on my Instagram last month so if you aren’t already following me head over to my Instagram and hit that blue button so you don’t miss out on the next one coming up.


Similar Hooded Long Tee
Similar Hooded Camo Tee


Amazing Beauty Hair use Code LXLOLA for $ off


Aria Dress (Mustard)


Chantel Maxi (Currently Sold Out)
Luna Sandals (Navy)


Stella Romper (white)


Similar Maxi Options (Chantel Maxi Currently Sold Out)


Jurassic Park Tee


Teal and Grey Comforter Set (King Size Sold in Walmart Stores)
Songesand Furniture Collection
Erin Light Grey Bed
Glass Crystal Chandelier Table Lamps
Grey Tuffed Bench
Small Throw Pillows
Large Throw Pillows
Large Throw Rug


Teal and Grey Comforter Set (King Size Sold in Walmart Stores)
Songesand Furniture Collection
Erin Light Grey Bed
Glass Crystal Chandelier Table Lamps
Grey Tuffed Bench
Small Throw Pillows
Large Throw Pillows
Large Throw Rug
Coffee Mug


Joah Brown Easy Livin’ Tank/Dress


Similar Grey Blazer Option


Target A New Day Tee
Similar Brown Crossbody from Nordstrom Rack
Similar Belted Jean Short Options
DSW Camo Slide On Shoes


Similar PJ Shorts


Black Studded Mules
Women’s Anotoinette Woven Tassle Pointed Mules – A New Day™ Black
Women’s Julisa Slide Sandals with a Bow – Mossimo Supply Co.™


Clip in Hair Extension Medium Reddish Brown #4
Hair Tutorial Blog
Youtube Tutorial: HOW TO: Clip in extensions and Big Loose Curls Tutorial


TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER – GLOW
GLOW POWDER BRUSH


Graphic Tee
Time and Tru Shorts Options
Similar Gold Chain Steve Madden Purse
White and Gold Polka Dot Chuck Taylors
BEAUTY SHIELD DAILY DEFENSE MAKEUP MIST
A Simplified Life
heyday™ Wireless In-Ear Headphones


Joah Brown Get It Pullover
Alloy Tall Jeans Options
Women’s Karoline Backless Loafer Mules – A New Day™ Black
No Boundaries Velvet Mini Backpack
Cat Eye Sunglasses Options


Surviving Motherhood Tumbler


Graphic Tee
Women’s Julisa Slide Sandals with a Bow – Mossimo Supply Co.™
Distressed White Time and Tru Shorts
Black heyday™ Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Steve Madden Backpack Options
Cat Eye Sunglasses Options
PowerShot SX740 HS Black


PLAN WITH ME: NEW PLANNER FUN
Fueled By Caffeine & Chaos 21oz Stainless Tumbler


Charlotte and Ezra Unisex Size T-Shirt (I’m wearing a size M)


Similar Plaid Button Down
2nd Plaid Option
Black Bodysuit
Black Distressed Jean Shorts
Women’s Karoline Backless Loafer Mules – A New Day™ Black
No Boundaries Velvet Mini Backpack
Mirrored Lens Cat Eye Sunglasses
Canon – PowerShot SX740 HS 20.3-Megapixel Digital Camera
Anne Klein Elevated Crystal Round Stud Earrings


Topwholesalejewel Wedding Earrings Gold Plating Crystal Oval Shape Clip On Earrings
Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses
Women’s Anotoinette Woven Tassle Pointed Mules – A New Day™ Black
Similar Tall Length Alloy Flare Jeans
Similar Red Sweater Option
2nd Sweater Option
Similar Gold Chain Strap Black Crossbody Bag

I made sure to link everything underneath each photo and if it’s not able to be linked or it’s sold out I will post something similar for you to try as well. As always if you have any questions at all, please leave a comment below & I’ll get back to you ASAP! Sign up with your email here so you won’t miss a blog post from me. I hope your Friday is an amazing one!

Sizing reference:

I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

DIY Crate Foyer Table

Hi Loves, I’m so excited to be starting this series with this first DIY project.

So I was looking around for a foyer table for weeks and I found a few cute ones I liked but they were either way more than I wanted to pay or sold out. So I decided to diy one. My husband got the idea to use crates after we were also looking for an entertainment center which we also did a diy on (I’ll have a blog up with that one as well) and I said what about palettes and we started looking up some different ideas and he came across a foyer table made out of wooden crates. So instead of searching around for palettes we decided on the crates and headed off to Home Depot to begin our projects. Below I will list items needed and photos of our step by step.

Items needed:

6 18”x12 1/2”x9 1/2” crates $11 each at Home Depot

1×12 board cut down to 56” for table top $15 at Home Depot

Legs (1 2×2 wooden stick .97 at Home Depot cut into 4 8” cuts)

5/8” brad staples $4.24 at Walmart

Staple gun (already had)

Wood Stain (I choose Kona semi-gloss a dark brown black)

Wood Glue (already had)

2” clamp (already had)

Measuring tape (already had)

Sprayer $10 at Home Depot

Stain rags $5

To begin:

Put the crates together to see how you want them organized and put together. It’s good to take a picture if you aren’t following a guide for your design so you don’t forget exactly how you put it together. (Like we did the first time, thank goodness nothing was glued yet, lolol.)

Once your mock up is done, start from the bottom and work your way to the top gluing all the sides together. Use the clamp to hold a section in place once you’ve glued it while you staple it down. Continue until all parts are glued and stapled together. Then glue and staple on the table top. Make sure both sides are equal in their overlap on the ends and the back of the board is flush with the back of the crates. There will be a bit of hang over in the front as well for a ledge.

Once the glue has dried or mostly dried (about 30 mins) then you can carefully move it outside or in the garage to start staining. There are a few different ways you can lay the stain. We choose both a brush and spray method. The sprayer mainly helped cover a lot of the table and then we brushed it out everywhere on the wood and then wiped it down with the rags. We let it dry over night even though the stain usually dries in about an hour or so depending on how many coats you apply.

Once stain has set and dried you can now apply your legs. Make sure all the legs are level and not crooked so you get a more even balance and no rocking. We glued the legs on and then used a drill and screws to screw in the legs on and secure them. Let glue dry and then you’re done. You can officially place the table where you want it and decorate as you wish.

Completed foyer measurements:

39 1/8″ H 56 1/8″ W 11 3/8″ D

I hope you enjoyed this DIY. It was actually pretty quick for the most part and it was certainly fun. The hubs and I really enjoyed it and it’s a great way to spend time together and catch up as well. Follow me on Snapchat @lolanicolemua for more fun diy sneak peeks and tag me on Twitter or Instagram @lolanicoleblogs if you try this DIY. I’d love to see how you made this your own if you decide to try it. I Hope you loves have an amazing day!

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola