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Christmas Family Pajama Sets Under $25

Hi friends!

Hope you are doing well! Alright I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, but we are already in the Christmas mood! One thing our family loves to do around this time is stock up on our matching Christmas pjs. And with our growing family I love finding quality clothing for my family for a great price. So when I found these matching sets for under $25 at Walmart I knew I had to get them. Best thing is they are buttery soft too! Today on the blog I’ve rounded up my favorite Christmas family pajama sets under $25. Check them out below!

SHOP Christmas Family Pajama Sets Under $25:

Walmart has so many fun choices in Christmas family pajama sets for under $25. There are so many too chose from that you can add a new one to your collection every year. They even have matching bandanas for your pets! I ordered this classic plaid set for my family online, and  received in within the week. Walmart has everything you need for all the holidays from festive parties to cozy celebrations at home. I can always count on Walmart for fast reliable shipping, just in time for the Holidays.

Can’t get over how cute my little kiddos are in their matching Christmas family pjs. I have to take advantage of this when they are little and still want to match. Do you like to do matching Christmas pjs with your fam?

Check out more matching family outfits below!

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This post is sponsored by Walmart. All thoughts and opinions are all mine.

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Plaid Matching Family Christmas Pajamas Set

Fall Family Outfits

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Hi friends,

Hope you are having a great week! Today I wanted to share a fun fall family outfits with ya’ll! I couldn’t resist with these coordinating flannels. Check out all the details below!

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As a mom you have to take advantage of the matching outfits while they are little. I remember growing up, my mom always had us in matching outfits. I never cared for it, but now that I am a mom I totally get what the hype is all about. Plus are they not too cute? We had the best time visiting the pumpkin patches with these coordinating fall family outfits. Do you like matching with your family?

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When Tragedy Strikes – Dealing with a Mother’s Guilt

Last Friday I had planned to post my Friday Favorites with this outfit, but after waking up and finding out another school shooting happened not even 15 miles from where I live, I became an emotional wreck. All the fears, anxiety, and guilt as a mom overwhelmed me. All I could think about was the  mothers who lost their children that day, who would never be able to see their children graduate, and all I could think was this the future for my child. So many questions, scenarios came up in my head, and for a time I just felt helpless, guilty, unworthy as a mom to protect my own child.  It’s hard as a mom these days to watch the news, to hear all the tragedies with school shootings, senseless shootings, lives of innocent children lost, and not have immense guilt and feeling of not doing enough in a time of tragedy. There’s so much we need to do, so much we need to change, and yet it can be so overwhelming knowing we cannot do it all. Today I’m sharing how I’ve been dealing with the anxiety and the guilt as a mom, and what has helped me cope during these hard times.

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If There is One Thing You Can Do to Help Us, Do This.

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Hey guys so I had this really amazing post for you guys about tips of finding a family photographer,  and of course to share all of these beautiful family photos we took with Olya Helga Photography. But instead I wanted to share what is heavy on my heart lately.  As all of ya’ll know we have been going through a lot down here in Houston with the Hurricane Harvey after math and the flooding that came with it. If you have been watching my Instastories you know we have been unable to reach our family do to the streets being flooded. Family who live not even fifteen minutes away, and it is truly disheartening. But I think what is most disheartening is reading all the negative things people are saying about God’s word and towards the people who preach it. Would you believe me if I told you I was criticized and told I was insensitive because I attributed my family’s safety and our house not being flooded to the power of prayer and to the glory of God? I never thought in my life I would be criticized for my belief, and by a fellow Christian surprisingly, especially during this time where we need prayer the most.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh When you Have Pets

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #yougottabekittenme #CollectiveBias 6 Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh with Pets

This month we welcomed in our new addition to our family, Rocky Rotel Darnell. We decided to add to our pet family with our first family dog. Sasha was my first pet I adopted six years ago when I had just graduated college. But now that I’m married, and the mom to the cutest little guy, my hubby and I decided it was time to get a dog our son could grow up with.  It took us three weeks and several adoption agencies later and we finally found our match. We adopted him from the Save Rescue Coalition, and we couldn’t be happier. Continue reading “6 Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh When you Have Pets”


Burgundy Boots


I’m loving this colder weather we are finally having down here in Houston! This New Year has been nothing but GO, GO, GO for this mama. In less than 2 weeks my little man will be turning one and I’ve been so busy preparing for his party. This year one of my new year’s resolution is to become better in the kitchen, so with the help of Pinterest I will be making his birthday cake and several other goodies for his birthday. Continue reading “Burgundy Boots”


The Best Rain Boots Under $100

The Best Rain Boots Under $100

With all the crazy wet weather we’ve been having lately, rain boots have become a must have in everyone’s wardrobe lately. But do you really have to sacrifice fashion for practicality, or pay an arm and a leg for fashionable rain boots? Look no more, here are my top rain boots that are fashionable, practical, and  budget friendly.

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2 Ways to Wear Pattern Mixing


Who says you can’t pattern mix when it comes to fashion? I am probably the biggest perpetrator when it comes to mixing pattern. I love Aztec prints and though most people like to pair it with solid colors, I loved how it coordinated perfectly with this black and white striped dress. Continue reading “2 Ways to Wear Pattern Mixing”


10 Things I’m Thankful For as A New Mom

IMG_2569Last year today, I remember being 8 months pregnant, swollen from head to toe, and missing Thanksgiving dinner after almost having a terrifying experience of getting my wedding ring stuck on my swollen finger. It was a crazy time for me and my husband, we were house hunting, last minute trying to get everything ready for our new bundle of joy. I didn’t really have time to count my blessings at that time, but I also didn’t realize how much my life would change since then.

Fast forward to today and as I sit in our new home with our 10 month old baby boy I can look back and say I am thankful for a lot of things this year as a new mom. There’s a lot of things I’ve taken for granted in my life, but now as a mom I have full appreciation for. Here are my top 10 things I am thankful for this year!

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Opening Day – Jayden’s 1st baseball Game


Me and the little guy


Our first family vacation


Globe Life Park


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Cutest baseball butt I ever saw


Batting practice

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Home plate seating

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Dessert buffet


Family picture at the game


Texas Ranger kicks


Our little slugger


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What a great way to celebrate a win


This weekend we embarked on our first family vacation to see the Opening Day of the Texas Rangers. Not only was it Jayden’s first baseball game but it was his Uncle Jeff’s first Opening Day as the Manager of the Texas Rangers. Jayden finally got to meet some of his family near and far who came to support Jeff Banister on his big day. It was a wonderful family reunion, and our little man did great on his first vacation. I couldn’t help but snap shot all of Jayden’s cute baseball outfits he wore to the game, gifted to him by his wonderful family. He enjoyed every moment of it, getting smothered with kisses and spoiled with love. He even walked away with a souvenir Lego action figure of his Uncle from his Honey Do. How cool is that? I know he will appreciate it when he gets older.  Baseball runs in his blood and there was no better way to get introduced to the game than getting to share such a proud moment with family.

<3 Dawn


2 Month Slugger

Spring training has begun and guess who’s ready for baseball season to start? Our little man who is not so little anymore. He has gained 5 lbs since birth and is now 22 1/4 inches long. I love his little crochet baseball outfit his Aunt Hayley got him for his shoot. His daddy is very proud to know his son is following in his footsteps.

At two months Jayden loves to baby talk and blow bubbles. One of my favorite thing he does is give open mouth kisses. He loves to give his mommy kisses! He is more vocally expressive with his wants and need and has become more independent now that his eyesight has developed. It has made it easier for me and my husband to do things around the house with him in his rocker or in his baby carrier without getting fussy. He still hasn’t slept through the night but is occasionally sleeping 4 to 5 hour stretches at night. This past month has been easier for us as parents now that we are more knowledgable and comfortable of what we are doing. Since he has gotten his shots I am excited to finally take him out. My husband and I were a little bit paranoid with all this news of non vaccinated kids and the flu going around we wouldn’t even take him to the grocery store. We still worry and freak out about the little things but we are lucky to have tons of help from our family.  We are very thankful and blessed to have such a wonderful little boy, and we can’t wait to see what the next month holds.


My little stud muffin.


Can’t get enough of those chubby cheeks.


Always such a happy baby.




<3 Dawn

P.S. Can you believe how much he has changed in a month? Check out his one month photos here.