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Day to day life is difficult in many ways for everyone. Even though someone else’s struggles are different from yours doesn’t mean it doesn’t impact and influence their mood.

The same is true about you. Some of you think that what you are going through isn’t “bad” enough, or as “bad” as someone you know. The truth is, you are the only one experiencing your circumstances, your struggles, your day to day disappointments.

That being said, you can survive and even thrive during this experience!

A lot of us are overwhelmed trying to be the best mom, wife, friend, co worker, and the list goes on and on.

I want to share with you what I have learned along the way, for instance, understanding that I am a work in progress, has lifted tremendous amount of pressure and stress off of me.

  1. Make To Do Lists
    • I make lists every night before I lay in bed for the next morning.
    • I have lists for blog posts only. Work to do lists. Lists for things I need to accomplish that day at home.
    • Make sure you check of cross things off the list as you go.
  2. Say No More
    • Do you crave ultimate freedom?!
    • The feeling of regret isn’t something anyone wants or live with. By saying no, you are automatically saying yes to yourself.
  3. Keep Your Area Clean and Neat.
    • This is something I have a hard time with naturally, therefore I understand this is not the easiest task to complete during a pandemic or not. However, I am all too familiar with the anxiety clutter produces. Which equates to low productivity and morale. I love the way my mind and body feel when my work area especially, is tidy and organized.
  4. Get Up Early
    • I am not a morning person. I could sleep in every day of my life if it was beneficial in anyway shape or form.
    • Use your time wisely. There are only 24 hours in a day. How are you prioritizing yours?
  5. Make a Plan
    • As a wife and mother this has been the most helpful for me to utilize!
    • Every Sunday I plan when I will do laundry, what meals I will cook, and what blog posts I need to write and brainstorm. All while working a full time job from home.
    • Get a weekly and monthly planner, different colored pens and highlighters to organize and differentiate home, work and fun.

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Hey lovies! I know it’s been way too long! But I am feeling refreshed and ready to share some of my favorite gift guides with you!












These are some of my & my family’s favorite gifts ever! Happy shopping!!

Love, Cais 

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Hey friends! You love affordable skincare as much as I do (yay for healthy skin!) Not only do I HIGHLY recommend all of these products but I also believe that skincare should be affordable, great quality products available for us girls! Every chance I get to write an Amazon post for you, sis I get SO EXCITED! 😁

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I have been someone who is very sensitive to other people’s feelings and emotions.  When I was in middle school I felt like the weight of everyone’s problems sat on my shoulders! My husband on the other hand is the complete opposite, which frustrated me.

Boy, I could not have asked God for better timing than the crisp, fresh autumn season to bring me something I never knew I needed! Simply Earth’s Essential Oils! 

Let me say, I am no expert at essential oils, however, I do know that I did not want an artificial smell, nothing extra added in, and no toxins!

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Simply Earth has been so kind and amazing to offer each of you a free $40 gift card with your first box and bonus box! The code FASHIONSUNSHINEFAMILYFREE is your $40 gift card code when you sign up for the monthly subscription. 

Simply Earth is seriously the bomb because incase you want to try the products but you have not yet subscribed, use this link to get 20% off of your first purchase, then 10% off of every purchase after that. But I HIGHLY, recommend subscribing, you save money and get so many goodies! https://simplyearth.com/?rfsn=4674275.3446ff 



XOXO, CAIS

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Fabletics is giving you beauties all bottoms 2 for $24! So in love with this collection

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After 28 years of life’s experiences under my belt, and most of the experiences some individuals never even experience within an entire lifetime! 

With that in mind, I thought it would be fun and helpful to put together a list of 28 things I’ve learned in 28 years. I hope, no matter what stage of life you find yourself, my words will bring you some positivity and love. 


  1. God is real.
  2. Listen more than you speak. For most people, they care more about being right or winning an argument. Don’t be this person.
  3.  Think for yourself. Educate yourself, and then make an informed decision or stance on the subject. 
  4. Fears need to be overcome. You are so strong, in fact, you have no idea how strong you actually are. But through overcoming fears and difficulties, you will truly see yourself.
  5. Being nice is attractive and really cool. Honestly! Being mean is just straight up not cute. It also doesn’t make you look, appear, or seem cool, at all. In fact it makes you appear that you have a low emotional intelligence.
  6. Grief sucks. It sucks a lot. And there is no two people who grieve the same. If you find yourself in a season of loss, know that however you are dealing with it, as long as you are not causing harm, is absolutely perfect. You are doing great!
  7. Some battles aren’t worth fighting. Pick and choose your battles wisely.
  8. Seek wisdom, not just knowledge. There is a huge difference between knowing academia and obtaining wisdom. Knowledge will help you succeed in your career field, wisdom will help guide you throughout your life. 
  9. Share the wisdom you’ve learned with your children.  The greatest wisdom I have ever obtained without first hand experience is from my Grandmother Anne. These memories I cherish and am so grateful for!
  10. Love your body. This is the only body you are ever going to have. No matter how much I wish I was 5’10 and not barely 5’3 it it just simply never going to happen. Accept your curves, or lack thereof. Love all of you, so others can love you too.
  11. Makeup can change your mood. I can be in the worst mood ever, throw some makeup on and I feel like an entirely new woman!
  12. Set goals. Then set micro goals to achieve your big ones. The only way to accomplish a huge dream of yours, is by making bite size goals of how to best get there. 
  13. Rules are meant to be broken. I am not endorsing breaking the law AT ALL, but there are some rules in life, i.e. don’t eat dessert before dinner, don’t stay up late, etc., that are not going to harm anyone or yourself. So girlfriend, go do it!
  14. Be healthy, don’t obsess over it. I have seen many of my friends become all consumed by diets and workouts. I have learned that diet and exercise in order to FEEL your best, and BE your best. 
  15. Be confident. And don’t apologize for it!
  16. Positivity is key. 
  17. Let the haters be your motivation. If someone says you can’t do this or that, use that fire inside of you as fuel to accomplish whatever you set out to do. 
  18. Gossip is lame. I never gained a single thing by talking about others. Not one thing.
  19. You don’t have to be in your later years of life to experience regrets. There is quite a bit of things I didn’t do because of whatever reason, embarrassment, pride, listening to the haters say I couldn’t do x,  y, or z.
  20. The earlier you realize you cannot please everyone the better.
  21. Most people will give you unsolicited advice. Be kind, and keep on keeping on!
  22. People make time for the people they choose to make time for. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true.
  23. Setting boundaries is a necessity. There comes an age where you get to decide how much others know about you, even your parents. You decide the boundaries in which you let them in, or keep them out.
  24. Support other women. Be apart of supporting other women, not talking bad about them whether in person OR on social media. 
  25. Learn to say no.
  26. Keep an open minded. 
  27. Look inside yourself often. Figure out why you believe what you do, question yourself. That’s the only way to achieve real change within yourself.
  28. Love with your whole heart. You have no idea how much time you or someone you love has here on Earth. Heaven is real and at any moment you could find that someone you love has left this temporary, fallen world for the eternal, beautiful one.

XOXO, CAIS

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Hey there beauty! I hoe you are having the best day!! I am really super excited to share with you my favorite home decor pieces from Amazon! Below you will find links beginning with minimalistic artwork, all the way to the storage shelves for my bathroom. If you have any questions feel free to comment down below. 


Set of 4 Wall Art


Faux Rose Bouquet and Beige Ceramic Vase


I love placing flowers throughout the home.


Gorgeous Faux Flowers


Bathroom Storage Shelves


Dirty Laundry Hamper


Freestanding Clothes Organizer


White and Gold Modern Work/ School Desk


Pink and Gold Desk Chair


The Cutest, Most #WomanBoss Chair Ever Created!


Modern Bookshelf


Beautiful, Vintage Area Rug!


Bath Towels by Kate Spade


Kate Spade Bath Towels


Bathroom Soap Dispenser


Kate Spade Accessories Vanity


Stone Tray Organizer 


Kate Spade Toothbrush Holder


Throw Blanket

XOXO, Cais

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My favorite casual fashion outfit!

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Hey friends! It’s that time of year again! The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I could not be more excited! Ahhh, this time of year let’s me know that fall and all of the cardigans are right around the corner! I am going to leave a list here of how the sale works in case this is your first time, because honestly it can be confusing at first. One thing that is V important for me to tell you all is, DO NOT GO INTO DEBT BECAUSE OF THIS SALE, please! In the long run it is just fashion and trends change all of the time. But if you have a budget and an idea of what you are looking for before diving in, it will help you so much in the long run!

I truly hope this helps you guys with the sale and if you have any questions leave a comment below!

My NSale Picks!


BAREFOOT DREAMS THROW BLANKET

This is always a hot seller so do NOT wait to purchase this!


COZY CHIC LEOPARD CARDIGAN


FELT BRIM HAT

This is one of the early access pieces you can see right now and I am totally buying this!


BLACK SKINNY JEANS

Black is definitely a personal fave of mine in the fall and getting a good pair of skinny jeans is always a must have for me!


OTK BOOTS BY STEVE MADDEN

OTK boots are a staple in the fall and winter. Make the investment if you can afford it.


MINI LOCK NECKLACE


NIKE DRI-FIT RUNNING SHORTS


CHELSEA28 LAYERING TEE

I am obsessed with basic layering tee’s especially in the fall! It is so versatile and literally a closet staple piece!

As I go thhroug the NSale I will be posting more on my blog! 

Love you all!

XOXO, Cais

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