Winter Boot Favorites

Winter Boot Favorites

Hey Everyone, It’s the first week of November and I’ve been itching to get my Christmas décor out sometime this week. Halloween was a doozy we went to my brother-in-laws office event where they had the entire bank all decked out in Halloween spirit with candies and a haunted house.  We ditched the door-to-door trick or treating due to super cold weather.  But the boys really enjoyed passing out candy to other kids. I wanted to come on here today and share some of my favorite boots for the winter.  So many options and so much out there…rain boots, snow boots, OTK boots, boots with the fur, and if you’re from Idaho even cowboy boots! I want to make sure you get the most of your money’s worth as you shop this holiday season.

The Sorel boots are warm as ever! A bit of a splurge but so worth it! The ones I’m wearing in this picture are kids size linked here! I have very small feet, I wear a size 5 and sometimes 5.5 so I managed to get these in the kids size and they cost almost $100 less than the women’s size 5. (just a fun tip I learned from another mommy blogger over the years for shoes, if you have small feet check some kids sizes, works like a gem!)

These are dupes to the Sorel boots! Super light, I wear them as my everyday winter boots. I’ve had them for over a year now and they are still good as new. I found them at Tjmaxx, talk about budget friendly buys. I could not link the exact pair but another pair of boots almost identical that I spotted at target I’ve linked here.

These are by far the warmest winter boots. As far as styling them they are a bit more on the casual side but if you’re looking for boots to keep your toes warm in temperatures below zero these are it! I’ve had mine for a while now and I’ll wear them to do errands around town or playing in the snow with the kids. The plush lining inside is the best part because it keeps my feet warm. If your headed to Park City or Sun Valley this winter or any ski trips these are perfect for walking too, very comfortable and best of all warm!! I had a pair I wore in college that ultimately had to be retired after several years of use. These are perfect for college students! Walking between classes to different buildings in the winter can be a nightmare! But these keep your feet so toasty! A great holiday gift for a college student too!

Rain, sunshine, or snow these work great! You can use them in the spring rain, during fall at the muddy pumpkin patches, and you can use them in the winter snow! However, I would definitely purchase hunter socks with the boots if you decide to use them in the winter because those worn without the socks are meant for rainy days.

That was my round-up of winter boots! The price range varies so if you’re up for splurging then definitely go for the Sorel, they are by far my favorite during the winter!

Joggers for Life

Joggers for Life

I jump with joy the days I can just get a few minutes to myself.  Things around here with toddler boys can sometimes get a little haywire.  I went to moms yesterday and the boys missed their naps by about 5pm my mom was having her anxiety kick in because the kids were literally running and jumping off the walls. The beauty of missing their naps was they were knocked out and asleep by 7pm sharp! I snuck in a nap once they fell asleep which was so refreshing!

We were hit with a bit of rain and some flurries yesterday but that didn’t stop us from hitting the polls! I loved seeing all the posts on everyone stepping out and getting their voice heard! As the weather gets colder we moms still have to step out for early morning school drop-offs or errands and there’s nothing like having a pair of joggers to add to your momiform to keep things warm and cozy. I just had to pop in and share the sweetest deal on the coziest Alternative joggers ever!


(To purchase simply click on either of the images below and buy yourself a pair, there are more colors and prints you can select from once you click the image)

These joggers fit snug like a glove and to add to their comfort they are SOFT!! They have a slim fit to them and they do tend to shrink just a little after the first wash. Initially I bought these joggers in a medium because many reviews said they run small but the medium gave me a loser fit whereas the small size was more snug. I prefer to wear joggers a little more snug (I’m about 5 feet and wear a size 24 or 25).  I love these joggers so much that I have four pairs!!

My first initial find for the Alternative jogger was at Nordstrom but they were priced at $54.  Until I found them on Amazon for less than $25!!!! Sweet deals like this make me jump with joy!!! I’ve linked the Alternative joggers here.  They come in different colors and even a fun camo print (*note pricing varies on amazon based on the print/color you select).  As the weather is getting cooler all of us moms can use a cozy pair of joggers to cozy up by the fireplace or slip them on in the crisp cold mornings when we have to drop the kids off to school. Don’t miss out on this deal! To purchase simply click the image/link and buy your pair now!

As the holidays approach I’m excited to share more styles and deals with you so stay tuned with me I’ll be posting more updates on sales and discounts!

Happy Fall Ya’ll

Happy Fall Ya’ll

It’s been a hectic past few months from music classes, soccer practices, a nephew off to college, my sister breaking a foot, and fall shenanigans we’ve been super busy! I’ll give myself some credit I’ve been doing a lot better in the Instagram department so check out my instagram page too!

A week before my first nephew was to head off to college my sister broke her foot in August. This sister is seriously my lifesaver every time I need anything she’s always there from being by my side through delivering my babies to the littlest things such as running out to pick up milk and eggs from the grocery store for me.  She’s my rock and so when she went out of commission due to her broken foot I knew I had to step up my game and be there for her.  From being her on call ‘chauffeur’ to making sure she had a home cooked meal delivered to her I made sure I was there for her every time she needed me.  It’s been a long past couple months but she’s finally recovered and walking on both feet again after a foot surgery and two months of crutches, a scooter, physical therapy and sliding from place to place she’s finally driving again!

Aside from that, my two-year-old Ray started soccer this season.  That has been an interesting experience.  He’s so good at playing at home but when it comes to practice or games he wants mommy to be there with him the entire time. Yes even on game day, on the field, holding his hand as he scores his goal. I went in with the hopes of being the crazy soccer mom rooting for my boy from the sidelines, but nope we stepped it up a notch and mommy is actually on the field all while holding my one year old on my other arm.  But coach says he’s only two so it’s okay he’ll ease into the game right now it’s all about introducing the game and basic rules. Soccer seasons almost over and I’m looking into winter sports now…skiing!?!

I love every moment of this season as the weather is getting cooler and all the fall vibes are present.  I absolutely love to wear vests during this time of year. My oldest niece says “Khala (Aunt) everyone goes through a vest phase in life you’re just still not over yours” I couldn’t agree more with her though!


This blue puffer vest is from Zara and I bought it last year.  I love this one it is so light yet the perfect second layer for this time of year when the weather is cooler in the morning but somewhat warms down in the afternoon.  We live in Idaho though so the weather is really unpredictable it could be sunny one moment and a snowstorm the next.  Did you guys see the hint of snow we got last weekend!!! Aye, I think this is just the calm before the super cold weather ahead! But it’s okay because cold days mean more snuggles by the fireplace and lots more cozy sweatshirts and sweaters.

And I have to share the steal deal I got on this plaid shirt.  Nothing yells Fall in an attire like a plaid shirt so I saw this one on Nordstrom’s website and I was so excited to buy it until I found out it was SOLD OUT! And so I eagerly checked to see if it would come back in stock, no luck yet! And as I was taking my stroll in TJMaxx a few weeks ago I spotted the same exact shirt from Lucky Brand and for almost $15 less than the price marked on Nordstrom so I grabbed it because well you can’t skip a sweet deal like that!

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Here’s another puffer vest I absolutely love I actually wore this one in my last pregnancy.  It’s runs a little bigger in size that’s a small in size that I’m wearing and I love the red color, this vest is from JCrew.  JCrew has a strong vest game with a variety in color offered and styles plus the quality of their vests is amazing! Definitely worth the purchase! I thought this was a fun outfit to put together as we headed to the pumpkin patch today.

We’re trying to get full into the Fall and Halloween festivities around here as the fall décor is up, cozy sweaters are out, and all things pumpkin spice are around. How are you celebrating the change of season?  Are there any particular traditions you have for this time of year? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Happy Fall Ya’ll!