26 August 2015

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!



Ahhh!! I have been dying to share our news. We are having a B A B Y !! Glenn and I couldn’t be more excited that we are going to be parents. :) I have been feeling pretty good aside from being exhausted and experiencing a little morning all day sickness. I will most likely be posting bumpdates on Fridays, and will be doing so on our separate blog. I will post larger recaps (monthly & by trimester) here as well that space, but most all things in regards to our new addition will be on the other blog & easily accessible under the elliott littles tab in the menu. I will also have a post up soon about how we found out this awesome news that our little family is growing, and how we told our families!

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25 August 2015

simple GRACE

It's often difficult in the business of the world today to find time to do anything, let along spend time in devotion or read something inspirational. Well, there is finally a new magazine that combines all of that into one spot! Simple Grace is full of inspiring stories, devotionals, and questions to help you grown in your faith and live into the hope of the good news. Plus, I love that I can toss it into my bag and it doesn't take up a ton of space!


Simple Grace is the world’s first inspirational monthly magazine and devotional in one. Developed with the Christian woman in mind, the heart of the magazine is a daily devotional that offers the reader a chance for reflection on the majesty of the Father (in the form of a beautiful photo of God’s creation), communion with the Son (a reader question followed by an answer written from Jesus’ point of view and supported by Scripture) and contemplation with the Holy Spirit (a suggestion on how to welcome the Spirit every day). These daily readings are accompanied by inspiring real-life stories, a Christian entertainment guide and interviews with Christian authors, artists and celebrities.
EDITORIAL MISSION
We seek to encourage others in the simple joy of abiding in God’s grace through beautiful images and inspirational real-life stories. We strive to help others develop a closer relationship with our Savior through daily devotions written from the perspective of Jesus and grounded in Scripture.
STATEMENT OF FAITH FROM THE EDITORS
The word "creed" comes from the Latin root word meaning "heart." So at Simple Grace, our creed is not just a collection of facts that we believe in our heads—it is a statement of beliefs that we give our hearts to. It’s a simple list: We are not theologians, but ordinary Christians eager to share our faith with our readers.

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 What's your favorite way to stay connected to your faith daily?
Beth - Our Pretty Little Girls | Michelle - Grammie Time Keri - Living In This Season  
Christina - Waltzing In Beauty | Tara - Mrs. Coach Sims | Lauren - Simply Free 
Jess and Katie - Sweet Little Ones | Whitney - Polka Dotty Place | Becky - BYBMG 
Elizabeth - All Kinds Of Things Sarah - Abiding In Grace | Amy - Go Forth and Mother | Emily - Morning Motivated Mom




Disclosure: I received a copy of the magazine to review, however all opinions are my own based on my interaction with Simple Grace in it's various forms. I did not receive any financial compensation for this or any other post.

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20 August 2015

2015 Auburn Football Schedule | Freebie

Last week for Tailgate Tuesday I dove into a typical gameday on the plains and since then I have been simply pumped for the season to start! So with college football a mere two weeks away, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my annual Auburn Football Freebie - plus this year there are two options to choose from & a bonus link at the bottom! 
Click the links below each pic to download the pdf schedule to print off. 

War Eagle!







Are you ready for some football?!?!

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18 August 2015

Love & Hate

Love and hate. Two of the most powerful emotions we experience. If you had to sum it up in 10 things for each category, could you do it? I like the simplicity of these lists and while I often think in shades of gray rather than black & white, I thought it's be fun to give it a shot :) 
ps- my faith, family, and friends are a given so I went beyond those for this list.

LOVE
simplicity
kindness
Auburn
traveling
organization
school supplies & learning
pumpkin everything
gummy bears
the color green
all things Harry Potter

HATE
injustice
rudeness
throwing up
clutter
ignorance
selfishness attitudes
every type of mustard
disappointing others
laziness/lack of effort not skill
whit noise


What are 10 things YOU love and hate?

 Join in and let us know! 
Beth - Our Pretty Little Girls | Michelle - Grammie Time Keri - Living In This Season  
Christina - Waltzing In Beauty | Tara - Mrs. Coach Sims | Lauren - Simply Free 
Jess and Katie - Sweet Little Ones | Whitney - Polka Dotty Place | Becky - BYBMG 
Elizabeth - All Kinds Of Things Sarah - Abiding In Grace | Amy - Go Forth and Mother | Emily - Morning Motivated Mom


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13 August 2015

#IDoVoxBox

idovoxbox

I was quite excited to receive this little pink box in the mail recently thanks to Influenster! I am always on the go, and need to be able to take my look to the next level in a jiffy as well as be prepared for whatever event may come my way - so the #IdoVoxBox was the perfect fit for me with wedding season approaching as it tends to do this time of year. Check out all the items I got & what I had to think of them!


#idovoxbox


Indeed Labs nanoblur | Where was this primer all my life? I wear minimal makeup but sometime you just need a little coverage - this does the trick and is super lightweight. #‎nanoblurred‬ 


Skinny Girl Tasty Nutrition Bar: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough | quick, filling, & tasty! Packed with protein & perfect for stashing in your bag for an on the go snack!  #SkinnygirlGetsHitched 


COVERGIRL Stay Luminous Foundation | Great coverage, but didn't blend in as much as I would have liked. A little dab goes a long way! Good job on the color though as it matched my fair skin well! #GlowTheDistance


COVERGIRL Outlast Lipstick | While I don't wear lipstick on a daily basis, I do like having one that I could use for special occasions, and this one meets the mark. Very long lasting & vibrant - minimal need to reapply & not overpowering. Great colors to choose. #GlowTheDistance


URGENTRx Ache & Pain Relief | I work in an agency where getting a headache is inevitable - from either stress, yelling, or being involved in a restraint - so it's always necessary to have a way to relieve that pain & those aches in a jiffy! Love that it's compact & flavored - great addition for the on the go busy body! Not to mention it fits perfectly into a clutch to have handy after a long night on the dance floor at a wedding! #myurgentrx 



Neutrogena Hand Cream: Fragrance Free | I'm always using hand sanitizer for my job, so it's always a necessity to lotion my hands. I love that this hand cream is fragrance free and thick enough to really penetrate dry skin! It's the perfect size to pop in my purse or work bag so I can have it in between locations too, and you don't need very much so it will last a long time.   #justadab


Sahale Snacks Grab & Go: Classic Fruit & Nut Trail Mix | It's so hard to avoid the 2:00p wall and then be faced by snacks that are less than filling and far from nutritious. I love that this little pouch is easy to slip in your bag and pop out when you need that little extra pick me up. And the best part, it won't break your diet so you can still fit into that little black dress or bridesmaids dress for the big day. #snackbetter

What are your go to essentials during wedding season or the busiest times of life?

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster. All thoughts and opinions are my own, however, and are solely based on my experience with these companies and their products. Subsequent social media posts are also considered entries for various #contest opportunities.

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11 August 2015

Tailgate Tuesday | THIS IS AUBURN.

It's almost that time...football season is closely approaching! So what better way to get in the mood than share with y'all a bit about my favorite football team? Football is a big deal in the south, and SEC football is a breed all it's own. Aside from SEC rivalries, in state rivalries are something fierce. In Alabama, you either say War Eagle or Roll Tide and you bleed either orange & blue or crimson & white. Now, if you've been here before, you have no doubt in your mind which way I lean. 

I went to Auburn for both undergrad & grad school (and so did my husband) - so to say we are Auburn fans is a serious understatement. While I love everything about Auburn, nothing is more exciting than tailgating on the plains & watching our Tigers win in Jordan-Hare. Here's what a typical game day in Auburn looks like:

Once walking to campus, the first place you head is to the Bookstore to get a game day button & ensure you have shakers before heading to the Quad. Tailgating on campus is complete with food, drinks, corn hole, and of course, lots of football.
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Then off to Tiger Walk to welcome the team in, lead by our beloved Aubie before heading to the stadium to wait for the gates to open.
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Next to Jordan-Hare to find your seats and prepare for the spine chilling intro videos to pump up the crowd. Then to watch the flight of the eagle onto the field as shakers twirl and our Battle Cry is lifted high : War Eagle!
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Then the Marching Band enters, the fight song played, and 87,451 of your closet friends jump, yell, & cheer in unison as the mic man instructs us to get our hands up for Bodda Getta.
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Then the game begins! And the Auburn Family will cheer on the Tigers from start to finish, and end the game chanting "It's Great to Be an Auburn Tiger!" before singing the Alma Mater embracing our neighbors.


One of my favorite traditions from my alma mater is the rolling of Toomer's Corner after an Auburn victory! After the game, everyone head's to Toomer's, TP in hand, and set about chanting & singing while rolling the trees, the lights, whatever can be rolled, at the corner of Magnolia & College before venturing out to celebrate with friends!
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Staying at home for the first games of the year? Whether you're an Auburn fan or not, you'll need some treats while you're watching the game! Need some inspiration for what to make? Try these tasty tailgate recipes that will be sure to be a hit!


Who's your favorite team? Join in and let us know! 
Beth - Our Pretty Little Girls | Michelle - Grammie Time Keri - Living In This Season  
Christina - Waltzing In Beauty | Tara - Mrs. Coach Sims | Lauren - Simply Free 
Jess and Katie - Sweet Little Ones | Whitney - Polka Dotty Place | Becky - BYBMG 
Elizabeth - All Kinds Of Things Sarah - Abiding In Grace | Amy - Go Forth and Mother | Emily - Morning Motivated Mom

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04 August 2015

Functional Dog Chews | Review

After everything we went through recently with our precious puppy, it was so nice to be able to start seeking out new treats for her! You may remember Chewy.com from before, but let me just tell you - being able to have wholesome treats shipped right to your door is incredible when you're so exhausted that going to the store seems impossible!  And the best part about these particular beef bully sticks (other than the Avett Brothers lyrical reference of course), is that they don't have that awful smell most every other ones we have given her have had! And she seems to enjoy them every bit as much if not more :)




 Join in and let us know what your favorite way to get treats for your furry friends! 
Beth - Our Pretty Little Girls | Michelle - Grammie Time Keri - Living In This Season  
Christina - Waltzing In Beauty | Tara - Mrs. Coach Sims | Lauren - Simply Free 
Jess and Katie - Sweet Little Ones | Whitney - Polka Dotty Place | Becky - BYBMG 
Elizabeth - All Kinds Of Things Sarah - Abiding In Grace | Amy - Go Forth and Mother | Emily - Morning Motivated Mom




Disclosure: I received this treats from Chewy.com to review, however all opinions are my own based on my experience with Chewy.com and their products.
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