Top 8 Reasons Fall ain’t gettin us Down

Top 8 Reasons Fall ain’t gettin us Down

Top 8 Reasons Fall Ain’t getting us Down

Fall aint getting us down And you shouldn’t let it get you down either

Oh my Gourd! We love Fall.

A lot of people dread the Fall season. Fall means the cold is coming which inevitably means the Holiday seasons are near. Also, it means a billion and one family gatherings.  🙂

Stop. Breathe. We are going to make it through!

There are so many reasons to love Fall. Even though its still in the 90’s here in Texas, it doesn’t stop us from stepping out with our tights and boots, cuddling a pumpkin spice latte.

1.Tights.

Fall is just the beginning of the tights and boots season. We can now wear tights through at minimum January.

all the love

Mariah: Whoever decided to bring back leggings from the 90’s THANK YOU. I literally remember my mom making me put my tights on underneath my uniform dresses when I went to school. As long as you have a shirt/dress that covers your ass…. you’re good to pair everything with tights.  Tights are versatile. You can wear them to work out(or make people think you work out) OR just skip the “out” part and wear them to work.

Robin: You know what I love about leggings? They turn any dress of questionable length into a nice wholesome blouse. Any clothing item that can transform your outfit from the club to the church deserves all the love.

Whitney: Tights make you never question your body type either. Your bloated, tights. Your pregnant, tights. You don’t want to squeeze into pants and take a huge breath to button them, tights. Tights are the universal dream pants

2.  Boots.

There a boots for EVERY. SINGLE. OCCASION

Robin: It’s freezing cold outside? There’s a boot for that. Need to make a run to Target? There’s a boot for that. Feeling sad? There’s a boot for that! You express displeasure and your husband asks if its that time of the month? There’s a boot for that! (they’re called kick ass boots). I think you see where I’m going with this.

Mariah: What goes better with tights than boots? As soon as you hear Fall you think…BOOTS.  We have waited so patiently to finally wear our boots; my how we miss them during the rest of the year. This year I need to up my boot shoe game.

Look at these boots! Obsessed much??

3.Goodbye Boob Sweat.

Although we are ladies our girls still sweat.

Mariah: Did she just say that? Don’t act like you don’t sweat there. Living in Texas it is not only hell hot its is ridiculously humid. You sweat in every nook and cranny of your body. So being able to step outside without instantly bursting into an all over sweat is “throw your hand in the air and do a praise dance” good.  Unfortunately, even though the hot air is gone occasionally, doesn’t mean the humidity is.  My just cut and straightened, usually curly hair, instantly poofed when I went outside. Can’t win them all.

4.Optional shaving.

Robin: I think there is a great saying when it comes to shaving in the winter “Out of sight, Out of fucking mind” (okay maybe I added the “f” bomb in there myself). You think Suzanne is going to be looking at my cute new knee high boots from Target and thinking about whether or not there’s hair underneath!

Mariah: Tis the season of not  fully shaving our legs. Don’t act like you don’t know that this is a thing. The only time we have to shave our legs is if… one… for some reason we decide to not wear tights ( which would be mind blowing) or if we wear boots that don’t cover the bottom portion of the leg ( we understand that this happens). Actually, I can think of one more time we should probably shave our legs… husbands every where will thank us.

5.Pumpkin(take a look at Robin’s pumpkin VEGAN cupcakes)

love them a latter

Robin: Is it even really fall if every aspect of your life isn’t consumed with pumpkin something?! I think not!

Whitney: Pumpkins are the reason for the season just like turkeys at Thanksgiving and trees and lights at Christmas. The biggest difference is pumpkins coming out is incorporated in EVERYTHING. Pumpkins define fall and the color.

Mariah: Where do I even begin? Pumpkin coffee. There is Pumpkin candles. Pumpkin Cereal. Don’t forget Pumpkin Oreos.  Finally, Pumpkin Pie. And the list could go on. You know its fall when Starbucks rolls our their Pumpkin Spice Latte (even if its still 90ish degrees outside). All I need is for Starbucks to roll out the red carpet for the pumpkin spice latte, and I’m right there behind it. strutting it proudly. I love them a latte.

 

6.Family Activities

The Ones You Enjoy Most

Whitney: Pumpkin Patches y’all! This is a big deal in Texas and there are SO many that are pretty much free. You can go wear your kids out without spending hundreds and the weather is actually worth being out all day.

Mariah: Every year we find a pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins for each of us and this year was no different. On the way home from a mall trip one day we saw a random pumpkin patch on the side of the road and stopped. Its so fun to see how our little family has grown over the years and to also see what pumpkins our kids pick. This year my daughter and I ended up with white pumpkins that are stinking cute, but I find a little irony in this.

7.Flannel, Freaking Love Flannel!

Whitney: Flannel is ah-mazing. It’s warm, soft, and can be worn in a variety of colors. IT also can be combined with tights and boots everyday guys.  Screw you ironing!!

8.Outside is bearable. 

Mostly.

Mariah: First of all, I am not an outside a girl.  I don’t know how to emphasize how much that I truly don’t enjoy the outdoors and what it involves.  Its either too hot or too fuckin cold. And Fall brings the perfect in between, JUST RIGHT. I  mean we only get to enjoy it for like a month total in Texas, but I’ll take it. With weather in the 70’s I can be outside, watching my kids play, without thinking ” Why the hell is it so hot out here?”

Whitney: Brunch on a Patio. Instead of Sunny Patios there is Bonfire Patios with a side of cool breeze. Nothing says “Hello Fall” more than sitting on a patio while its cool outside drinking coffee or mimosas. You can sit outside any time of day in the Fall; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You know what is great with dinner outside? A beer.. especially the Samuel Adams Harvest pumpkin beer.

 

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Kids have a lasting Impact

Kids have a lasting impact!

I have learned that every kid has a lasting impact on who I am.

Working in childcare has SO many perks. Here are just a few:

  • You establish lifelong friendships for your kids.
  • Meet amazing families that would literally take you in as family.
  • Every kid you interact with have an everlasting impact on you (even if some are stinks)

This week at work while reminiscing about children who have aged out, one in particular came to mind, Jasper. Jasper was eccentric.

Jasper had you guessing everyday if it was going to be a wonderful end of the rainbow pot of gold kind of day or drag you down the sewer red balloon kind of day.

But that’s what made him so remarkable. Crazy how one kid can do that??

The two stories I’m going  to share are probably the two of five moments as an adult I could not contain my laughter in a situation that I should have.

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe

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Yes it is 95 degrees here in Texas but it’s officially Fall Y’all!

Which means that pumpkins will be consuming every part of my life starting with my kitchen.

First of all lets be clear here, I am no Betty Crocker or Rachel Ray. Just a girl who often likes her food quick, simple and homemade. One of my absolute favorite fall recipes are pumpkin spice cupcakes.Why is it my favorite you may wonder

They only use 3 ingredients, they’re vegan, cost less than $5 and they’re mouthgasm worthy! Checkout the recipe below!

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Painting Bathroom Vanity-DIY

Painting a Bathroom Vanity.

Painting Details by a DIYer!

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There are lots of things that I am good at in life.

I am good at sleeping, procrastinating, cussing,  and sarcasm. These are just a few of the many things that I pride myself in.

One of the best qualities I possess is I can “DIY” anything. You name it, I got ya covered.

Every time I see something in Hobby Lobby that is super cute, my first thought is ” I can make that.”

Actually, those words come right of my mouth, loud and proud, if we are being honest! AND we are.

Recently, my front/guest bathroom is frequently getting more use since my sister and lead singer are living with us. Since we rarely use the guest bathroom, I put minimal work and effort into it.

I threw up a navy striped shower curtain, and just kind of left it at that. I didn’t see the need of making something cute when we literally never use the guest bathroom.

Needless to say, the bathroom is plain and needs some update, so its more astatically pleasing. Everything in the bathroom is white. The cabinets are white, the counter top is white,  and the walls are white.

I think you get my point.

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My Heart Says Wine

Exercise to extra fries.

Loosing weight naturally

I once said in my 100lbs recently lost body that losing weight naturally was one of the hardest things I had ever gone through.

I was completely wrong! Losing weight then gaining 70% of it back only to attempt losing it again plus some is by far worse!

I’m sure there are those who wonder how it happens, how you go from exercise to extra fries.

Well I’m not sure about others but I have my own special little recipe.

1c. Divorce
1c. No time
1c. life
1/2c. French fries
1/2c. Added sugars
1/4c. Avoidance
1 tsp I’ll start tomorrow

Mix it all together and you have 2 years of hard work and dedication ruined!

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There is Only One You!

There is only one you!

Be yourself! Be You! Be Confident!

Summer is Over! And body shaming should be over too.

While attending over 40 field trips this summer, and half of them being water ones, I have established a new criticism.

I wish I had more confidence.

Do I think I am an attractive woman? Yes.

But there are times where I do not feel good in my own skin.

Over the summer, I saw several woman that were flaunting it, and I was somewhat jealous.

They did not have perfect bodies, they were not scar free, they were not stretch mark free, and yet they were in two pieces strutting their stuff.

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What the F#$* Did You Just Say?

Early Childhood education is an ongoing adventure.

I have a lot of great and humorous stories!


Anytime I tell stories of my early childhood education adventures, I always get the question…

DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

YES, this really happened.

These stories, no matter how extravagant they may sound, are true. I can retell them 100 times and they would still be told the same.

Children are amazing, and there are always those “memories” that you keep from them.

Throughout our JOURNEY together, I, Whitney Felty, will tell stories that are true, have happened, they are not fabricated.

(of course will not be using the real name of the child when doing so.)

ENJOY!

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Back to School

The first week of back to school has finally ended.

Thank Goodness!!!

When children go back to school it means a lot of things for us. As a mom it means, I now have to get up an hour and a half earlier than I usually do, pack lunches, and listen to how cold Jonah is every morning.

It is inevitable that every morning when I wake up Jonah says to me ” I am just so cold”. He then throws himself on the couch to procrastinate for five more minutes.

Taking Jonah to school instead of him just coming to work with me. I have the luxury of taking my kids with me to work because I work at a child care facility. Which is beyond convenient.

Somehow we make it to school on time even though everyday we wake up later and later. Good thing we live super close, like I should probably walk Jonah to school, BUT I don’t.

As an educator, it means that I have to transition my facility from summer to the school year.  On the bright side it means that every precious little afterschooler that was there in the summer gets sent BACK TO SCHOOL(yaaaasssss).

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What is a 4 Year Olds Etiquette?

What is a 4 Year Olds Etiquette?


So we have all heard of my sweet Chandler by now?!?

Three times this week she has corrected me and actually made sense of it.

All three times she was being a complete shit.

“A complete shit is defined as a child who has no intentions of pulling their shit together in the moment.”

First, Chandler was acting up in the doctors office for her brother Austin’s appointment. Not only was she singing “This Girl Is On Fire” at the top if her lungs but spinning the doctors chair, opening cabinets, etc.

Obviously I’m tired of threatening her with her dad, so I say “I’m never taking you anywhere that’s not specified for you again.”

Without missing a beat Chandler says “Well, me and Bubba go to the same school so you have to take me somewhere specifically for him.”

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