Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Reflecting on 2019

Hi friends! I simply cannot believe that we are to our very last day of 2019. Whew this year has absolutely flown by!! For all of y'all who have been reading my blog for quite some time, you know I like to close out my year with a special post reflecting on the year. I'm also excited to share these New Years photos with y'all. We were sick at the time we were supposed to do out Christmas card photos this year, so instead, we turned our looks into NYE ones and are sending our New Years cards instead (and honestly I kind of love this even more since I'm not stressing as I normally would be with Christmas cards)! I wish I could send out a card to each and every one of y'all, so this post is also a way for me and Madeline to just send a nice big hug and a happy New Years wish your way.

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This year has overall been a great one! But it's had its ups and downs for sure, and through both the good and the not so easy, I've seen the Lord's love and mercy like never before. 

We pretty much hit the ground running in 2019 and I honestly feel like we haven't stopped ever since. I'm sitting here now writing this and thinking "how on earth was that a whole year ago?!" All of y'all who have been following along since the beginning of the year probably remember that my sister got married March 2nd of this year which was truly one of the happiest days ever, seeing my radiant big sissy marry the love of her life. I not only had the privilege of standing by her side as her MOH, but I also planned her entire wedding. So, my 2019 (literally the morning of January 2nd), started off with the business of the final two month countdown to her wedding. Making sure everything was in order, meeting with vendors (not to mention it was a destination wedding), final fittings, hair and makeup trials, bachelorette weekend in Nashville, hosting her bridesmaids luncheon and oh so much more! Through that, I also found my passion for event/wedding planning which I'd love to pursue some day.  But I think the best two parts of my sister getting married was one, my bond with my sister (as if I didn't think it could get any closer) grew more than I ever could have imagined. And two, I gained another brother who I love so very much! Hannah and Trey - together - have been such a stronghold in mine and Madeline's life this year and I'm just so very grateful for them both. And how happy this year was with how it started with preparing for their happily ever after.

Once the wedding came and went, I immediately (and I mean the day after getting home from their wedding) began to plan Madeline's 4th birthday. She had her Fancy Nancy party, which was just so...her and incorporated all her favorite things. It's always so special, yet so bittersweet, with each birthday. Planning her parties is always so fun, and I just can't believe how quickly my girl is growing. I so truly wish I could just freeze time! 

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We got to do some fun traveling this year to our favorite places. Our three weeks in New Smyrna Beach, Florida this summer were some of the best three weeks of the year. I'm so thankful that I have a job where I can pretty much work from anywhere. I basically moved my little office to the beach and made so many memories during those weeks. NSB means family to me! It holds such a special place in my heart, and at the heart of this beach is my family. The memories I've made being there with them over the years are precious, and that especially holds true for this year.

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But the best part of my 2019 was most certainly another year of being Madeline's mama. What an absolute blessing this girl is! Having the privilege of raising her in the Lord, watching her grow into a precious little lady and truly seeing her flourish has been such an absolute blessing. She started preschool this year, and seeing her love for learning has been so incredible! We have met lots of sweet, new friends through her co-op preschool class, and then being able to homeschool her along with that has been such a blessing. Her caring, sweet personality just shows in all she does! She has always had a love for playing nurse/doctor, but this year, I feel like she connected that with her love for animals. She tells me each and every day of her dreams of becoming a "sea veterinarian". She wants to pray every day and ask God to help her follow her dreams of becoming that when she grows up, and it's just the sweetest thing! We have learned about pretty much every shark species imaginable this year, and she can tell you lots and lots of shark facts haha! She's pretty much obsessed with sharks. I also feel like this year, she not only is my precious daughter, but she has also become my little best friend. This year, we've had conversations so deep that I have to remind myself I'm talking to a four-year-old. She has taught me so many important lessons and is always a reminder to slow down and cherish every single second. Every sweet moment together, the secrets we share and the many adventures we've gone on have made this year such a special one. Overall, she is just such a precious little girl. Her giggles and smile are contagious. Her personality can just light up a room! I find myself every day just holding her and thinking to myself "these are the moments I'll treasure forever." It's hard to believe that it's been almost five years since she made me a mama. And goodness how the Lord has blessed me beyond measure by allowing me to be the mama to this precious girl. This year has also been a one of realizing how important it is for me to grow her in the Lord's love and Word. Being an example to her. Teaching her the power of prayer (and goodness has the Lord showed this to both of us). Memorizing Scripture with her. And so much more. She is just such a bright spot, and I pray each and every day that she will be a light for Jesus in this world! That her love for Him will shine so bright and that she will know that wherever life leads her, she can always cling to Jesus, holding to the truths of Psalm 27:1. 

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Reflecting on 2019 - NYE Style - Pink Sequins, Burgundy and white faux fur - Something Delightful Blog #NYEStyle #ReflectingOn2019 #SparkleInTheNewYear #MommyandMe

I am also so very thankful for another year of Something Delightful. Honestly this year, I feel like the Lord gave me confidence I have never felt before. Confidence of who I am in Him. And with that, the promise of With God, all things are possible. This year, He has given me the confidence that I could truly turn this space I'm so passionate about into my job. And let me just say, being able to share my love for fashion, being a mama, my faith and just life in general with y'all is pure joy!!! Something I love so very dearly and will never take for granted. To be honest, over the past few years, I've really had to re-build my confidence. To be really honest, about five years ago, I really didn't have any at all. So many days, I'd beat myself up over the smallest things (and trust me, I still do at times), but through my relationship with the Lord, I've been able to find my confidence of who I am in Him. I also just want to say that I've also been able to find this confidence by all of y'all who allow me to be a part of your day (I want to share a blog post more on this later on)! Especially if you follow me on Instagram and tune into my Instagram Stories (hey, stories fam :D), I just want to say THANK YOU! Thank each and every one of y'all for trusting me and allowing me to be your friend. This year, I feel like I'm finally getting over my fear just opening up and sharing my heart. Not caring about what everyone will think because as long as it can encourage someone, it's worth sharing. Not needing to be "perfect". Sharing the good, the bad and everything in between. Sharing everything from what the Lord is teaching me on a daily basis to a new eyeshadow palette I'm loving haha. This year, I feel like I've made so many friends (I love getting to talk with y'all) and although some may see it as "silly" to just talk to your screen haha, I feel like I'm sitting down to have coffee and catch up with friends when I do. Getting to share things with y'all is such a privilege and I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thank you for allowing me to share with y'all, for trusting in me and just being my friend! Because I truly believe that community is what matters. Having a community where we can all come together, whether it's over a love for some good Amazon finds haha, a little beauty tip to make your life easier, a funny story that will make your day a little lighter or most importantly, come together on our love for Jesus...just that feeling of "we're all in this together" can be all the encouragement you need to get you going (or keep you going). So THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart. I don't know what the Lord has in store for my platform, but I will continue to give it all to Him. The guidance and confidence He has given me is all I need to get me going for 2020, and there's lots I can't wait to incorporate for this new year. I have so much I'm excited to share and just being able to share it with all of y'all makes it so very special. 

I also have to give a shout out to my mother who has been my number one encourager from day one and continued on through 2019. The times when I have felt discouraged, she has reminded me to carry on and wait on the Lord's perfect timing. She is always ready to shoot content, send her creative ideas my way, offer suggestions, proof read, whatever! With all she balances in her life, she is always here for me and Madeline. Again, not only my mother but my best friend. 

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Reflecting on 2019 - NYE Style - Pink Sequins, Burgundy and white faux fur - Something Delightful Blog #NYEStyle #ReflectingOn2019 #SparkleInTheNewYear #MommyandMe

But on top of sharing some of my highlights of 2019, there are some lessons I've learned that I want to share with y'all. Although these things I've mentioned from my year have seemed "big" to me, there's always that little voice in the back of my head that tries to lie and cause me to think "hmm nothing that big happened in my life this year." No huge milestones, no "big announcements", etc. But honestly, I feel like each year, the Lord is continuing to tell me to "Be Still". It's not just the big things in life that matter, but also the little things. And honestly through the Lord teaching me the importance of being still and going at a slower pace, He has taught me that the little things seem just as big as what some may refer to as the "big things". And through the "little things" I've been able to see Him in a closer, more personal way. I've been able to grow closer to Him, truly cling to Him. For example, I started 2019 off with a goal of reading the Bible all the way through. This time last year I thought to myself, this time next year, I'll be able to say I read through the whole thing! Well, I'm just now starting the book of Psalms. Although I could look at that and say there's a goal I didn't complete, I instead look at it and say "wow, that's nineteen books I've been able to study". And through this slower process, I've truly been able to meditate on this more and come to know the Lord in an even closer way. Instead of my "I'm going to read the Bible through in one year" mindset, I've switched to "I'm going to read the Bible through at my own pace" because that way I can truly take it all in. And that's just a little example of this "Be Still" mindset the Lord continues to teach me. Simply take things One. Day. At. A. Time. Because when I look back over the last few years, all the "little things" are piecing together to seem pretty big, if you ask me. I definitely don't have all the answers, and I still feel like I'm in a waiting game sometimes, but I look back at things a year or two ago and now can say "Wow Lord, in your perfect timing, this is starting to make sense." Being still can be difficult at times, but the Lord is continuing to teach me that His perfect timing is the only way I want it to be. Starting off a new year with this mindset brings such an assurance of peace. So, I will continue to "be still" as I don't want to miss the "little things" that are working together for His plans for mine and Madeline's bigger picture.

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Something else I have learned this year is the power of trusting in the Lord. Through His love and mercies, He has shown me that He is truly is the "stronghold of my life." I have learned that trust = peace. I start off every single day saying, "today, I choose to trust." And that along helps me know that whatever goes on in my day, I can turn it all over to Him. I have read so many times through Scripture this year the power of trusting. And goodness y'all, have I seen it in my life. The peace I have felt through knowing I can trust all things, the big, the small, the good and what seems like the not so good, brings about so much certainty among all the uncertainties. 

"You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you."

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I know this post is getting lengthy, so I'll stop there. But again, I just encourage y'all, to go into this New Year with a mindset of "being still" while keeping your eyes on Jesus, and allowing Him to keep you in perfect peace. You never know what amazing things He can bring your way this year as he can do exceedingly more than we could ever ask or think. He can do amazing things in your life, just when you're least expecting it. And in the midst of it all, continue to be still as you trust in Him. Just image that! 

Thanks again, friends, for helping to make 2019 such a special year! I love you all so much and am wishing you a blessed 2020 filled with more than you could ever ask or think. 

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Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, December 14, 2019

50 Gift Ideas for Kids

50 Gift Ideas for Kids of all ages - Something Delightful Blog
50 Gift Ideas for Kids of all ages - Something Delightful Blog

If y'all are like me and still finishing up some shopping, I've put together a guide of 50 gift ideas for kids! On this list are a lot of great ideas for both boys and girls, kids of all ages, outdoor activities, gifts to grow their artistic passion, learning games, Frozen II and more! 

Several of these items I'm featuring above are ones on Madeline's Christmas list (including lots and lots of American Girl things). But as always, I like to highlight several of these featured. I can't say enough good things about the Amazon Fire (#1 and #2). Madeline received hers for her birthday this past year and we have loved it! Now for #3, #4 and #5...Madeline LOVES and collects Maileg Mice! They're on her list for sure this Christmas. #7 is the kitchen Madeline received for her second Christmas and still plays with it every single day. We have been so pleased with it! Not to mention, it has gold hardware and a farmhouse sink (Yes, Please!). Madeline also has the "Madeline Vanity" (#9)  and LOVES it! She sits at it every day, and has asked for some "real" makeup (#8) this Christmas as she has figured out that the makeup set she has now is wooden haha. How CUTE are these snuggly robes for girls and boys of all ages (#12 and #13)?! I just love the classic pink gingham and navy/white stripes. Ugg boots (#18 and #19) are great gift ideas for kids as well. The Micro Kickboard Scooters are amazing (#14 and #15)! Madeline has this one and loves it so much! #16 this Seesaw is a great gift idea, especially if you're giving one gift to two kids. This cat bank (#17) is the cutest thing! My friend gave it to Madeline, and she has had so much fun with it! Basically, you sit a coin on the cat's plate, and the cat pops out of the box and pulls it into the bank. I also had to feature a charm bracelet and charms set by Charmits (#20). This is the charm bracelet Madeline has, and she has so much fun with it! It's a great gift for girls of all ages. I also had to feature #24 this snowball set! Its SO fun, especially if you're giving it to a child that doesn't normally see snow. They're so fun because the snowballs actually have the texture of snow, and you can put them in the freezer/fridge to make them cold. My parents are giving Madeline a Karaoke machine (#28) this year because she loves to sing! This bluetooth microphone (#27) is also so cool! If the kid's on your list have Frozen II toys on their list, like Madeline does, I featured several Elsa and Anna gift ideas. I love Corolle babies (#35) because they're vanilla scented and never loose their scent! #37 this umbrella is so cool! Madeline has one with flowers. The print it white, and when you take it out in the rain, the design changes colors. I'm surprising Madeline with this math toy set (#43) because she enjoys addition and subtraction activities. I featured this shark set (#44). Madeline is fascinated with sharks, and I'm surprising her with several models of her favorite shark species. How neat is this hand operated drone (#46)?! And a dear friend gave Madeline this magnetic ice cream set (#45) which has been a favorite of hers as well. I also wanted to touch on #50 because it is so cool! What's so neat about it is how it's water art! You fill the markers with water, and after awhile, the water dries and the mat is ready to draw on again! 

I hope these gift ideas have been helpful for y'all :) Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, December 9, 2019

50 Gift Ideas for Men

50 Gift Ideas for Men for Every Guy on your list - The Traveler, the chef, the griller, the organizer, neat men's gift ideas - Something Delightful Blog
50 Gift Ideas for Men for Every Guy on your list - The Traveler, the chef, the griller, the organizer, neat men's gift ideas - Something Delightful Blog

If you're still in need of some gift ideas for the guys in your life, I've got you covered in today's post :) Here are 50 gift ideas for all the guys in your life. In this list, I've included gifts for all age ranges, lots of different interests/hobbies, and most of them are affordably under $100. I am gifting many of these gifts above to the men on my list. I will list some categories of these gifts out below:

The Traveler

If your guy loves to travel, there are quite a few ideal gifts on the list. #4 is perfect for traveling organized with all the device chargers. #5 is also great as it is so many contraptions in one pen. #17 is great for traveling with watches. I love the #18 personalized backpack along with the #22 and #24 personalized luggage. I feel like headphones are a must have for traveling as well #49. And I never leave the house, especially when I'm traveling, without my portable device charger (#46). #9, the 50 States 5000 Places book is also a great book for a traveler. And I had to include #28, the scratch map to mark off all the places traveled to. Perfect for the world traveler!

The Sports Fanatic

If your guy is into sports and has a favorite team, definitely check out the Hover Helmet (#44)! I have one as a gift last year, and I'm giving three this year! They're SO cool. They come in pretty much every college football team, pro football team, baseball, hockey and more. The college team dart cabinet is also really neat and a fun surprise for the sports fanatic. It also comes in several team options. And I just had to add #27, this mini putting green pen set haha! My brother for one, loves gold and is a college student. I think he will love having this while studying. So cute!

The Music Lover

If your guy loves music, set of headphones (#49) are a great idea for sure. Have y'all ever heard of a "Kilamba" or a "Thumb Piano" (#39)? I hadn't until last year, but they're the coolest thing and make a great gift. My brother is an amazing pianist, so I have him one last year for Christmas, and he LOVES his! My dad isn't a pianist but just loves music. I gave him one for Father's Day, and he loves his as well. It isn't difficult to play at all, but makes the coolest sound! Another great gift for the music lover is an in-shower waterproof speaker (#40).

The Chef/Grill Master

I feel like so many guys fall into this category! Whether it's experimenting in the kitchen, a love for cooking or just being the ultimate grill master, I featured several gift ideas above! #29 the ultimate grill set, #30 grill lights for grilling at night, #34 the ultimate spice set, #35 meat shredders, #33 a breakfast sandwich maker and more. I have a set of #31, the corn cob strippers, and y'all they are such a life saver and another great gift idea. I also thought #32 is a great gift idea and so useful for draining pots.

The Well-Dressed/Well-Groomed Guy

I had to include a few closet staples. I'm giving a pair of men's Uggs (#15) to a guy on my list this year. Perfect for comfort and staying warm! #23, the Old Navy puffer vest is super affordable and amazing!!! Several on my list are getting these as well. I love both this corduroy jacket (#1) and this puffer jacket (#48). And of course I love this plaid tie (#45). and for the guy who takes pride in his facial hair haha, #20 the beard comb is a great one and also the in shower mirror (#43).

The Organized Guy

I feel like gifts for starting organized are great for the guys as well. #4 the charger organizer for traveling, #6 the key organizer, #8 the money clip wallet, #17 the watch box, #25 the charging dock for charging all devices in one place, and #38 the tie hanger. 

All for Comfort

I also listed a few comfortable gift ideas. The Ugg robe (#16) looks amazing, and a guy on my list is receiving this one. #41, the ultimate cozy throw. And again, men's Uggs (#15).

Extra Neat Gifts

I feel like so many of these are neat gifts that are out-of-the-box ideas, but I thought I'd just list a few: #3 the shelf outlet (perfect for charring laptops), #5 the not just a pen pen haha, #6 the key organizer, #8 the money clip bifold wallet, #10 the best back massager (my dad says this is the best gift I've ever given him),  #11 the bluetooth scan tool, #13 the nail holder wrist band, #19 Yeti Coffee Mug, #25 multi device charging station, #27 mini putting green golf pen set, #28 scratch map, #31 corn cob stripper, #32 snap 'n strain, #38 tie hanger, #39 thumb piano, #42 car vacuum set, #44 hover helmet and more!

I hope these ideas are helpful for y'all :) Thanks for stopping by!

Delightfully Yours,

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!

Hello friends and happy Tuesday! Today I'm back to share another round of Amazon finds, and these are quite the festive ones! We're talking plaid, reds, greens, gold, sparkles and more! I'm so excited over these y'all :) As always, everything I'm sharing is linked underneath each photo, including the pieces that aren't Amazon. And I'll also be doing a try-on over on IG stories (that will be saved to highlights once the stories expire). Let's get started!

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog
Amazon Funnel Neck Ruffle Sleeve Sweater (One Size) (also love this one) // Amazon Plaid Ruffle Skirt (Runs a tad small, if in between sizes, size up one size!) // Black Boots

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog
Amazon Leopard Kitten Heels (TTS, extra comfy!) Since purchasing these, they're no longer available on Prime. Definitely worth the wait, but also found these that are so pretty and available on Prime.

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog
Plaid Button Up Shirt // Amazon Gold Pleated Skirt (One Size but extra stretchy waist band) // 

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog
Amazon Buffalo Plaid Tweed Skirt (Runs Small, Wearing size 4 which fits like 0/2) // Sherpa Collar Denim Jacket // Turtleneck Sweater 

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog
Amazon Peplum Sweatshirt (TTS, Wearing the small) // Jeans // Hunter Boots

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog

Recent Amazon Finds: Plaid, Festive Finds & More!  - Something Delightful Blog
Amazon Peplum Sweater (TTS, Comes in several colors) // Jeans // Leopard Boots

Finds for Madeline:






That's about it! Hope y'all have a great rest of your day :)

Delightfully Yours,

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019 - Favorite Finds & Sales to Note

Hello friends and happy Black Friday/Cyber Weekend!! :) I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving. Y'all I can't believe that we're almost to December and the Christmas season is officially, officially in full swing. I don't know about y'all, but I am in no way going out to shop the sales in public haha. To be honest I've barely started my Christmas shopping (only checked off two gifts for Madeline). But I have made my list, have checked it twice and am most definitely going to be taking advantage of these sales to check some off my list this weekend. What about y'all? :)

Anyways, today I am going to be featuring my favorite sales + ten or so of my favorite finds for her, him and kids. And I just want to say, all these stores I'm listing are only the stores I genuinely love to shop at and/or I feel that you can find a great gift idea for those on your list. Same with the items I'm featuring; ones I genuinely love and/or feel they would make a great gift idea. There may even be a few repeated on my upcoming gift guides. Let's get started :)

For Her

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019 - Favorite Finds & Sales to Note - Something Delightful Blog
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 
// 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16

For Him

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019 - Favorite Finds & Sales to Note - Something Delightful Blog
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 (here, here and here) // 5 // 6 // 7 // 
8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12

For Kids

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019 - Favorite Finds & Sales to Note - Something Delightful Blog
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8
 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13

Sales to shop (*Updated with Cyber Monday Sales*:

Abercrombie // 50% off entire site 

Amazon // SO many great Black Friday deals

Ann Taylor // 50% off entire store with code CYBER

Anthropologie // 30% off everything 

ASOS // 30% off everything with code BIG30

Banana Republic // 50% off entire site

Barrington Gifts // 10% off orders up to $150, 15% off orders up to $250 and 20% off orders up to $350 + free shipping with code THANKFUL

Baublebar // 35% off entire site

Belk // Extra 30% off regular and sale price purchases

Bloomingdales // 25% off regular and sale price items (for items labeled "25% off")

Express // 50% off everything + free shipping 

GAP // 50% off everything with code GAPCYBER (+ extra 10% off with code GOBIG)

H&M // 30% off site wide 

Janie and Jack // 35% off entire purchase & up to 70% off sale styles

J.Crew // 50% off entire site with code MONDAY

J.Crew Factory // 60% off entire site + extra 10% off with code SOAMAZING

Lisi Lerch // 30% off everything

LOFT // 50% off entire purchase with code CYBER

Madewell // 30% off site wide + extra 10% off with code YAYINTERNET

Mark & Graham // 25% off everything + free shipping with code FRIENDS

Nordstrom // Up to 50% off Cyber sale on SO many items

Old Navy // 50% off everything (see ll of my finds for myself and Madeline here) + $10 sherpas for the whole family today only!

Pottery Barn Kids // 25% off entire purchase + free shipping with code UNWRAP

Sam Edelman // Extra 40% off almost everything with code CYBERSAM19

Shopbop // 15-25% off of entire purchase depending on how much you spend with code MORE19

Spanx // 20% off site wide 

T3 // 25% off site wide with code MONDAY19

Target // Up to 50% off Cyber Monday deals

Tory Burch // 30% off Full Price styled, 60% off sale price styles of $250+ with code THANKS

Ulta // Up to 50% off Cyber Monday deals

Walmart // Lots of Cyber Monday deals

VICI // 30% off entire purchase with code CYBER30

Victoria Emerson // 50% off all collections

Thanks for stopping by, friends! :)

Delightfully Yours,

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude - Something Delightful Blog

And Hello friends and happy Thanksgiving! Today is without a doubt one of my favorite days of the entire year. Family, friends, good food, and just enjoying the sweet company of one another. A day to reflect on all the things to be thankful for. If you follow me over on IG and tune into my stories over there, you may have seen that Madeline and I do a weekly verse. I have been creating a graphic for each one to share on there, and have loved hearing that some of y'all have been joining in with us to learn these (or is you already know them, take that week to meditate on them and understand them in a whole new way). And since today is Thanksgiving, I wanted to share this week's verse on here, one of my favorites. I also wanted to share a few thoughts on gratitude, the power of gratitude

I love this verse because it hits so many important points. Thanksgiving, praise and again thanksgiving. This year, I have really been teaching Madeline the important of gratitude/thanksgiving. It's one of the values I want to instill in her at a young age, because goodness is it an important one! And what has been so amazing is that while I've been teaching her the importance of it, it has resonated even more deeply with me. It's something we've been practicing together, which has been so fun!

But when we hear the word "Thanksgiving", the holiday is one of the first things that come to mind. But the beauty of it is that it's something we can and should practice all throughout the day, every day of the year. It's a quality that should go along with out nature. One that when others are asked to describe which qualities they see in you, thankfulness and gratitude should be on that list! It's such a powerful one that honestly won't just make a difference in your life but also has the ability to affect others as well. It's like a chain reaction! So with all this, I thought it would be fun to share a little bit on the power of Thanksgiving!

Gratitude is a way of life

When reading the Bible, it truly is amazing how many times we are instructed to show gratitude and give thanks. 1 Chronicles 16:34, Psalm 9:1, Philippians 4:6, Psalm 100:4, Ephesians 5:19-20, Colossians 3:17 and many more! And what we can take from these verses is that gratitude truly is a way of life. A way of life that not only holds a level of thankfulness but thankfulness to our Heavenly Father from whom all blessings flow. We are directed to "enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise." We are to give him thanks for all things, every day, throughout each day and praise him. I have gotten to where I love beginning my prayer time with thanksgiving, thanking the Lord for so many things and praising his holy name.  Even this has the power to impact your prayer time on a whole new level. It truly is amazing. Being able to recognize that each blessing, each answered prayer, everything that happens to us (good and the not-so-good, because "all things work together for good to those who love God") deserves a reaction of thanksgiving from us. And that is such a beautiful thing, because once your heart is one set on the importance of gratitude, all other things will fall into place. It is a mindset! And in all honesty, a heart full of gratitude and thanksgiving is something we owe to the Lord. It's a way of life. But the beauty of it is that it doesn't just have the ability to change your life and honor the Lord, but it also has the ability to affect others...

Gratitude is a chain reaction

Something I have found out to also be true is how gratitude doesn't only have the ability to work in your own heart but also in the hearts of those around you. When you confront someone with a grateful heart, that gratefulness has the ability to shine through and impact them as well. One way to do this is to show gratitude to others. If someone does a kind act for you, says something kind, has given you great service (maybe at a restaurant or in a store), give them a great big "THANK YOU." Let them know they're doing a great job! I have taught Madeline to say not only "thank you" but "thank you so much!" Another way to do this is to actively let others know how grateful you are for them. Whether it's sending a text, making a phone call, giving a great big hug, whatever...let them know how thankful you are for them, and remind them often. One more way I love to "share" my gratefulness with others is to give glory to God for all things. Recognize those things and share them! One way I like to do this is for example, when someone says, "how do you balance so many things?" I say, "with the Lord's help!" because goodness I know that is the only way. When you display this level of gratefulness to the Lord it has the ability to work in others as well. Gratitude is a chain reaction. Your gratitude has the ability to work in the hearts of others as you openly share your thankful heart.

The Power of Gratitude 

The last thing I want to mention is just the overall power of gratitude. A grateful heart has the ability to cure all other feelings you may be experiencing. When I've had a bad day or things aren't going the way I'd like for them to, I think on all the many things to be thankful for. When I think on these things, my heart is instantly filled with so much joy and gratitude that it overpowers any other feelings I may be experiencing. And it's through this gratitude that a joy, only the Lord can give, is experienced. Gratitude is such a powerful thing that and when you learn to incorporate everything else into your life, all other things will fall into place. It is the groundwork for which so much joy will flow from. 

I just wanted to share these thoughts with y'all today on some of the things I have gathered from focusing on having a grateful heart. It's a daily thing, it's something to share with others, it's an aid for the not-so-pleasant things in life, it's a mindset, it's a way to grow closer to the Lord, it's simply a way of life. And for that, I'm so grateful. I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so very grateful for each and every one of y'all! 

Delightfully Yours,

Friday, November 8, 2019

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything!

Hello friends and happy Friday!! I'm here today with an amazing sale to share with y'all! The Old Navy Friends & Family sale begins TODAY! Ahh!! 50% off the entire store!!! Simply use the code FAMILY at checkout.

This sale is pretty amazing, if you ask me. It's basically Black Friday sale early! Every year I will usually buy all the festive pieces for me and Madeline during the Black Friday sale, but it's so awesome being able to snag them early with this sale. I have a feeling lots will sell out. There are so many great gift ideas, like this puffer vest, these slippers and more! It's the perfect opportunity to stock up on festive looks for the entire family, including Christmas PJs. SO excited over this one!

I'm going to be sharing a big try-on over on IG stories of all these looks I'm sharing below, and if you miss it in the 24 hour period, I'll save it to highlights under "Old Navy" :) Let's get started! I have lots of great finds for both myself and Madeline. 

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Tartan Midi Dress (Wearing petite small, on sale for $17) // Cardigan (Wearing XS, on sale for $18) // Gucci Belt // Booties (similar and on sale here)

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Buffalo Plaid Midi Dress (Wearing petite small, on sale for $17) // Cardigan (Wearing XS, on sale for $18) // Gucci Belt // Booties (similar and on sale here)

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Same dress styled with this funnel neck sweater (Wearing XS, on sale for $12)

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Same dress and sweater styled another way

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Midi Dress styled three ways :)

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Cable Knit Sweater Dress (Wearing Petite Small, On sale for $25) // Leopard Boots

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Same dress styled with leopard belt + Puffer vest (Wearing XS, On sale for $19)

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Tartan Button Up Shirt (Wearing XS, On sale for $15) // Puffer Vest (comes in multiple colors) // Distressed Jeans (Wearing Petite 0, On sale for $27)

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Buffalo Plaid Sherpa Pullover (Wearing XS, On sale for $21) // Distressed Jeans 

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Buffalo Plaid Button Up Shirt (Wearing XS, On sale for $15) // Cardigan // Belt // OTK Boots

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Velvet Cami also in black (Wearing XS, On sale for $12) // Cardigan // OTK Boots

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Fair Isles Sweater (Wearing XS, On sale for $25) // Skirt (On sale for $17 with code GOTIME) // OTK Boots

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Buffalo Plaid Shirt Dress (Wearing Petite Small, On sale for $17) // Belt // OTK Boots

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Same Dress + Cardigan 

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Same dress paired three ways :)

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Tartan Shirt Dress (Wearing Petite Small, On sale for $17) // Vest (Not Old Navy but $32 and amazing!) // Belt // OTK Boots

Old Navy Friends & Family Sale - 50% off Everything! - Something Delightful Blog
Festive PJs for Moms // Festive PJs for Kids // Slippers // View collections for entire family here

Finds for Madeline:


2. Puffer Vests (red and white) On sale for $12  // Gold Dots On sale for $12

3. Faux Fur Vest (On sale for $12)

4. Christmas Plaid Top (On sale for $11)


6. Cardigan (Brown // Ivory) On sale for $11


8. Fair Isles Sweater (On sale for $15) 

9. Red Sweater (On sale for $12)

10. Black Dot Pants (On sale for $9)

11. Fair Isles Dress (On sale for $11)

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends :) 
Delightfully Yours,

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