Holiday Boy

Since I was a kid, Halloween has hands down been my favorite holiday.  My birthday is in October so I’m sure that’s a big part of it, but it always felt like a fresh start to me.  The weather is better, football games have something nostalgic and comforting about them….even though I don’t like football…October is just an all around special month to me. Knox on the other hand – is obsessed with every single holiday there ever was.  We actually laugh about it and call him “holiday boy” because of how over the top he is!  It’s honestly just the cutest thing ever.

He will count down the days before each holiday and/or birthday, and he has a light in his eyes that takes me back to when I was his age. Back when you really didn’t have a care in the world and the world was in fact magical if you wanted it to be. You can probably relate if you’re over the age of 21. Truth is, as you get older… the world tends to feel less and less magical. So Jeans decided it was time to bring some of that magic back this year.

Doing something fun and “magical” for your kids doesn’t need to break the bank, either. Start by picking one little area in or outside of your house so that you don’t get overwhelmed.  Decorate one little corner and let your kids help decide where each decoration should go.  I promise they will LOVE it.  Knox and I snagged the cutest little Halloween decorations from Walmart this year, and the prices were incredible!  I snagged these “blood” filled tumblers for $2.98 each.

Walmart had such a big selection of decorations including skeletons!  I found the cutest little skeletons and Knox decorated this area on the porch all by himself!  How adorable is this little country scene?  Honestly cracks me up because it’s perfect for our little house in Richardson, Tx.

Knox has been loving skeletons so much that he decided to be a ninja skeleton this year.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about a scary Halloween costume.  But I have to admit that I sorta miss the cuddly animal costumes he used to wear (up until he became too cool for school this year). 😉

The moral of this story?  Our kids can teach us some pretty incredible lessons if we let them. Sometimes I question who is teaching who more. Knox allows me to see the world through his sparkly blue eyes…and it’s without a doubt a much more beautiful (and magical) place to be.

*Special thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this fun little post.*

Back to the basics

Do you see this happy little face?  This boy has been an old soul since the day he was born.  He’s always preferred using his imagination over screen time…and it was one of those things that we never even had to encourage.  So naturally, when I mentioned to this old little soul of mine that he would be getting his very own record player, he was pretty pumped.

There’s just something about the timeless sound of a vinyl record player that can’t be replaced.  I think Knox already feels that at his young little age which is just so stinkin’ cool and makes me even more proud to be his momma.

Not sure if you were aware, but is KILLING it right now in all departments, including their selection of vinyl bluetooth record players (and records). How cool is this teal green Victrola record player?!  There is a built-in portable suitcase which makes it super convenient to travel with or to just take it from room to room.  It also has three different speeds so that you can adjust the sound accordingly. It’s under $40 and free delivery as always! also offers a wide variety of brand new vinyl records, all at super low prices.  I made sure to snag a few records that brought me back to my high school days…this Foo Fighter album happens to be one of Knox’s faves.

My five year old maaay have gotten his love for nostalgic things from his momma. 😉  After we snagged this record player, I purchased a few brand new vinyl’s from and then hit up an old record store for some oldies to add to our collection.

My suggestion when your kids are going wild?  Start with an affordable record player like this one from and introduce them to some oldies.  I have a feeling they will LOVE getting to lower that needle into the grooves as they listen to the scratchy sound of their favorite vinyl.

Let’s try to slow down a bit and set the tone for this next generation.  Let’s go back to the basics and teach our kids that sometimes the best things in life are the simplest.


*This is a sponsored post; however all opinions are my own.*


Victoria Emerson Columbus Day buy one, get one FREE

Okay, you guys.  You KNOW how obsessed I am with my Victoria Emerson wraps and watches….. and right now in honor of Columbus Day, everything is buy one, get one FREE!  What better way to kick off the long weekend than by stocking up on some gorgeous bracelets right before the holidays.

How beautiful is this rose gold and blush wrap bracelet?!  It’s brand new and is the perfect bracelet for all of those chunky fall sweaters.  It’s also got this really pretty rose gold chain detail that I am in love with!  Makes such a statement and would look amazing with practically any bohemian inspired outfit.  If you grab one of these wrap bracelets now, you will only be paying $39 for two of these gems!

I am also DYING over these simple new (limited edition) tila beaded bracelets.  They are so chic and they look amazing whether you’re wearing it with a watch or all by itself!  This one is the Delilah and has gold and purple tila beads.  It can be worn by itself or layered with one of Victoria Emerson’s gorgeous gold watches that you’re always seeing me wear!

When I saw the colors in this single wrap bracelet — the lime green and gold — I pretty much died.  Not only gorgeous and on serious trend, but so versatile!  This bracelet is $34 and again, buy one, get one FREE with any purchase (sitewide).

The black, white and orange tones in this simple single wrap bracelet are SO PERFECT for fall!  I just love this bracelet and feel like it’s the perfect accessory when going casual.  You can also pair this bracelet with one of Victoria Emerson’s stunning watches (again, I wear these watches in the majority of the photos you see me in)!

Make sure to take advantage of this short lived buy one, get one free sale at Victoria Emerson!  The quality is outstanding and the new blush and rose gold tones are KILLER for fall.  I know I’ll be wearing these beaut’s with all of my cozy neutrals this season!