5 Things 2020 Has Taught Me

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THUS FAR, ANYWAY!

  1. Whatever you fear happening in your life the MOST, might actually happen to you. And after some time passes, you realize you are stronger, you know what really matters in life!

2. Give grace to yourself and others. Everyone is doing their best even if, from where you are, it doesn’t look that way. Things are not always what they appear. Be light!

3. To remember who is in complete control (aka God), and to practice gratitude. It can always be worse!

4. Focus on what is around you. What are you in charge of? Who is relying on you to maintain that inner strength? The fighter? The warrior? I can make a difference in my home, to my children, allow yourself to reflect and even sit in your feelings. Sometimes you can’t deal with a situation properly and efficiently if you don’t really know what the situation is.

5. Lastly, turn the news and the TV in general off, whenever you need to. You may feel guilty or worse yet, anxious because you don’t know 24/7 what is changing, etc. Unplug. Take a walk or go for a run and get yourself out of your fears. 

Girlfriend Collective The Hottest Leisurewear Look!

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PS. I may or may not have ordered this for myself too. Now it’s your turn, girl!  


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Top 6 Favorite Fall Home Decor

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For me and my family the beginning of September means it’s time to decorate for fall! I know, some of you are shaking your heads at your phones after reading that. Lol But I also know that most of you are in desperate need of some home inspo. 

I have done all of the fall home decor hunting for ya sis and it is GOOD!


THE PRAIRIE BY RACHEL ASHWELL

This pillow gives me all of the pumpkin spice latte drinking, cardigan with OTK boots wearing, colored leaves scattered all around from the crisp cool air vibes!


Heritage Harvest 24in Galvanized Leaves Wreath With Thankful Sign

The glisten off of the gold dancing with the galvanized metal leaves is enchanting!


Jeweled Pumpkin Hydrangea Table Arrangeent


12 White Artificial Pumpkins


Throw Pillow Covers


Black and White Rug

And Aubree Was Her Name.. Keeping Faith

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When the baby blues attack

2020 certainly is a year that we will not soon forget, especially considering we are only in August. Have you been feeling stuck? Or perhaps, you can’t figure out what the right choice is for your family and going back to school. Are you feeling like a failure no matter how hard you try to do your best? I am going to take you on a quick journey to remind you to trust in the One who knows!

The day everything stopped

January 9th, 2020 was a morning just like any other. It was spent taking care of my 10 week old daughter and homeschooling my 6 year old son. And then, my world stopped spinning and my heart shattered into molecular sized fragments of what once was and what might have been. My daughter went to be with Jesus, and believe me, this was not anticipated or expected. She was about to get her immunizations in just 2 short weeks. Saying goodbye to your sweet child is not something any parent should ever have to go through, yet somehow here I am. 

& so began 2020

As soon as my son, husband and I started to really feel the permanence of our daughters’ passing, I will never forget hearing the words “the Wuhan Virus.” Now we all know it as COVID-19 or the Corona-virus. States were put on lock down, restaurants and department store were closing with no re-opening in sight. 

If I may, there is nothing quite like having your sweet baby meet Jesus before you, and then come face to face with a pandemic. Simultaneously navigating both for the very first time. 

Signs & Butterflies

From the moment our precious Aubree girl left this temporary world and entered into the presence of Jesus, one question is asked by everyone I speak to and that question is, “were you angry with God? And if you say no, I won’t believe you!”

The answer is very simple: On January 9th, I prayed and promised God that I would not give any thought of that nature a second of my time. I made a promise to God and to myself that when I was at my lowest, I would not allow my thoughts to turn negative regarding my Savior. That was the best decision I ever could have made! I prayed for a sign that Aubree girl was with God in Heaven, and each time I asked in prayer, a yellow butterfly comes to visit me.

one minute at a time, one day at a time

If you want to help someone who has lost a child, or perhaps you are the one who is broken hearted and have stumbled here for hope, for something, for anything. Sis, you are loved. You have angels surrounding you. Even more incredible, the bible tells us “the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 From first hand experience I can say honestly, God is mourning with you. He hurts because He knows your hurt, whatever that might be. 

If there is anyone I could ever trust my child with, my first choice is always Jesus! Perhaps it didn’t happen the way I had planned which was many many years after I was a grandmother, in a nursing home, AND made it to Heaven before either one of my children. This path is the lonely one. This journey feels like a valley that there is no hill near. The battle must be fought every single day. 

Let me be clear, this is a battle. This is a war. But I know how this battle ends. I win, because Jesus won the fight once and for all on the cross! 

So while my faith gets stronger, daily devotional writing, bible reading, sermon note taking, those are some of my weapons I use to fight this battle. Pastor Steven Furtick said it best, “The only way God can show us He’s in control is to put us in situations we CAN’T control.”

“Since when has impossible ever stopped You?”

XOXO, Cais


Must Have Home Decor from Amazon

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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

Forever 21’s Saturday Steals Infinity Day Sale!

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Happy Saturday, gf’s! Today Forever 21 is having an INCREDIBLE online and on the mobile app, deal! Since it is infinity day, everything is starting at $8.00!! PLUS if you use code SALE40 you can save ab extra 40% off! 


The most trendy romper from Forever 21

Crochet Forever 21 Top Follow me in the @LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app to shop this post and get my exclusive app-only content! #liketkit #LTKstyletip #LTKworkwear #StayHomeWithLTK @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2U1Ap

Distressed Jeans

Paperbag High- Rise Shorts

Relaxed sweater with sweet button detailing

Cropped Sweater

Love this entire outfit for fall!

Then, this perfect sweater for this coming fall!

Also this babydoll top is so stinking cute!

I am in love with these fringe jean shorts

This is such a pretty dress, it looks so sweet

One trend I love is a great hat

Are you as obsessed as I am over these sneakers?!

Yellow is one of my fave colors for summer and spring!

This outfit is the perfect cross between sexy and sweet

Omg this pullover is definitely coming home to me!

Do you love fleece sweaters?!

Happy shopping and have a beautiful Saturday, sis!

XOXO, Cais


Best of the Best: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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best of the best

Right now there are so many fantastic sales and deals available to you! In order to keep things simple, while not attempting to make your head spin, I went through some of my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary sales online! WOW, am I pleasantly surprised at what I found still available! I will link the blog post that I made the other day showing you what I am absolutely getting from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale here, sis! Happy NSale shopping!


Chloe Mini Choker

Next, this fleece sweater is my favorite casual pullover

Cozy Fleece Fitted Top

Moonlight Dream Short Pajamas

Free People Leo Henley Top

Cowl Neck Sweater

BOTTOMS


Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans

SPANX FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS

FRAME Ripped High Waist Crop Jean

COMFORT


Barefoot Dreams Socks, Set of 2

Comforter & Sham Set

NEST Fragrances Bamboo & Grapefruit Reed Diffuser Duo

Bliss Plush Throw

SHOES


Marc Fisher LTD Oshay Pointed Toe Bootie: Shade Cognac Suede

Chain Reptile Embossed Pointed Toe Mule

XOXO, Cais

What I’m Ordering from the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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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

What I Wore Today

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This GORG blouse is by the incredible designer Michael Kors! it’s no secret or surprise, that I am obsessed with this purses, shoes + now blouses! Haha

Anywho, I linked everything on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app that you should all have for FREE

Friends, I love you all + findings these fashion steals for you loves is my passion!

Don’t forget that every picture is linked so you can easily shop!

MY FOREVER @tula obsession is real!

XOXO, Cais