Last night my family and I attended the Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Annual Gala in Daytona Beach, FL. This was our second year sponsoring a table (Mom’s company, Esquire Title Services) and it was just as fabulous this year as the last and I’m sure, all of the years to come. We’re so grateful to have the opportunity to spend an evening with such an amazing crowd willing to give back to an incredible foundation. As a couple, we love this event and encourage anyone who has the chance to attend, to accept. It’s one of the greatest date nights we have every year. As parents, we love this event because it touches our souls to know that we can help other parents struggling to keep lights on in their homes, food on the table for themselves and their children, and fund treatment…because, they are holding onto nothing to ensure the health and recovery of their child even if it means depending on others to feed them so they can pay for the next round of treatment. Read more…


from Gray Monroe

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Looking to start your Fall staples collection?

This olive green military style jacket is calling your name!

Head on over to Gray Monroe and snag one before it’s gone!

Are your leading ladies having a tough time finding their dresses for your BIG DAY?!

Look NO further!
Sophie and Trey has a HUGE selection of fabulous dresses for your besties!

Here’s a list of my TOP 10 from Sophie and Trey in  gorgeous jewel tones that would be nothing short of perfect for a Fall wedding!


Tunic Dress Brick

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Cascading Red Maxi

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Fit and Flare

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Shift Dress

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Bead Slit Dress Teal

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Beaded Dress Royal Blue

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Navy Peplum Gown

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Tied Up Dress Magenta

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The Night Shift

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Forest Beaded Dress

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I’m sure you’ve all seen that perfect braided hairstyle that just keeps filling your Facebook feeds right? Yeah, that one with the headband and the Beyonce’ soundtrack!

This morning after my shower…(YAY! Yes, I was able to actually wash my hair uninterrupted) I was debating on what to do with the mess on my head. As I’m brushing my teeth, AGAIN this video is on my feed. It was fate…the hair gods were calling to me to try this out. So, what’s a girl to do?! Check out my trial of the style! It was SUPER easy and quick!


If you haven’t seen the video, try the link here!

&&&& I know you’re wondering where I got my fab headband!

It’s Chloe + Isabel by Lori of course!!

BONUS* It’s festival season! Check out there Coachella collection, it’s perfection and goes awesome with this hairstyle!

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Matching this simple, fave, new, spring time friendly hairstyle today is my super comfy Tea sweater from JessicaNDesigns, High Gloss Hunters, and a pair of perfectly hand stamped necklaces from BipandBop! 🙂

If you follow my blog, you know by now that I LOVE all natural, chemical-free products, especially for my skin. A few months ago I came across Kosmatology, a line developed by a momma on the search for something healthier for her family. Do you want to know what I loved MOST about this momma? Not only did she make products for herself and her little ones but, she designed an entire line JUST for her hubby. How wonderful is that?!

Our household has been using this line for a little over a month now and I wanted to make sure to get the real feeling and knowledge on the products we’ve been using.

Since my favorite thing about Kosmatology is the Mens’ specific line, I must start there.

WOD AID caters to those buffy hubbies we have, who love a good workout. As much as we love those super cut washboard mid-sections and Popeye shaped arms, it comes with a price…rough, callused hands. They peel, bleed, chap, and let’s face it, there no fun rubbing against our hands. The WOD AID line has worked wonders for hubs AND he enjoys using the products! They’re affordable and small enough to fit in his bag or pocket without all of his buddies knowing he’s still pampering his skin! Last week, he pulled a muscle in his back and has been using the Pain Stick to find relief! Ladies, grab a couple of these for your guy, they’ll thank you!

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Okay, okay before I completely expose all of his secrets, I’ll move onto my next favorite products from Kosmatology!

We’ve been using the Free and Clear all natural, non-scented body wash for our little ones over the past few weeks and it has been one of my favorite products ever! I love the texture and it’s thickness. I have trouble finding great skin care for the boys without sacrificing a good consistency that’s not as thin as water! I want my babies to smell like themselves, like babies, so the non-scented route is totally up my alley! It’s been a little over a month and we STILL have about 1/3 of the bottle left…for TWO kids who get their fair share of baths a day!

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I can’t post this one without touching on the THH Wedding Series and I think the facial care is a perfect point for that!

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It can be hard to find skin care without any chemicals but, Janis, Dr. of Pharmacy and owner or Kosmatology, has created a skin care line specific to acne prone, oily, and even aging skin. Grab a set of facial wash and moisturizer from this line and you’re sure to have fab skin for your big day in that beautiful white dress!

Find Kosmatology’s Hand Sanitizer in my 2015 Mommy Bag Must Have’s article in the Jan./Feb. issue of The Mom’s Magazine!

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Kosmatology  Also featured on Martha Stewart American Made as a 2014 Finalist.


1. Morningtide Stud Earrings from Chloe and Isabel by Lori

2. Heirloom Crystal Bracelet from Chloe and Isabel by Lori

3. Mirabelle Statement Necklace from Chloe and Isabel by Lori

4. Mirabelle Statement Earrings from Chloe and Isabel by Lori

5. Sculpted Feather Drop Earrings from Chloe and Isabel by Lori

6. Pave Hexagon Stud Earrings from Chloe and Isabel by Lori

7. 14K Gold Sideways Cross Bracelet from Bip and Bop

8. Palm Royale Bracelet from Chloe and Isabel By Lori

9. Athena Gold Brass Leaf Crown from Acute Designs

10. Sugar White Druzy Stud Earrings from Wrenn Jewelry

11. Sweetheart Necklace from Bip and Bop

12. Feather and Cabochon Long Pendant Necklace from Chloe and Isabel by Lori

13. Apricot Simple Druzy Pendant Necklace from Wrenn Jewelry

14. Take Heart Bracelet from Chloe and Isabel by Lori

15. Luxe Crystal Bridal Headband or Sash from Acute Designs


1. Soaps & Bathbombs from Naked Bar Soap Co.

2. Personalized Shatterproof Champagne Glasses from For Posh Sake

3. I WAKE UP AWESOME Tees from Jessica N Designs

4. Leaf Bangle from Bip and Bop

5. Floral Robes from Silk and More on Etsy

6. Lotion Bars from Kosmatology

7. Gold Leaf Headbands from Acute Designs

8. Wire Wrapped Pearl Rings from Isle Coast

9. Druzzy Earrings from Wrenn Jewelry

10. Foldable Flats from Talaria Flats

I don’t know how the weather is on your end of the world but, it is DARK, GLOOMY, and MISERABLE here! SO, Lori and I decided that would make tonight the perfect night for a giveaway!!!

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For the next 24 hours, share, like, post, comment, follow, do whatever you feel necessary, to show us how much you’d love to win this GORGEOUS pair of earrings!

Are you a Hubby, Boyfriend, or Future Mr.?! Take advantage of this EASY giveaway to mark off an item on your Christmas shopping list!! 

CLICK the link below and choose one OR all entry options in my rafflecopter for multiple entries!

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Head over to our Instagram feeds Here & Here & give us a follow!


Winner announced Wednesday morning at 10 am!

I just HAD to share my newest obsession with you! These lightweight, soft, delicious smelling earrings are from Nickel and Suede. I know, delicious smelling..? They are made of genuine leather and if you want know me at all, you should know that there are few smells I love more than real leather. These came in last week and I have been slipping them into my ear holes everyday since. With the Holidays coming up, these inexpensive earrings make the PERFECT stocking stuffer! I have the Mocha Shimmer and I love them because they match EVERYTHING I own! The color is gorgeous, neutral, and super versatile!

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Here’s how I styled them in my OOTD today! 🙂





Love my gorgeous beaded wrap bracelet?! Shop my party!



Little bear and I got some awesome new threads in this week & I couldn’t help but share all their cuteness with you in this Dadtographer-Mommy and Me photo sesh!







Earrings: Nickel and Suede

Arrows Necklace: A Quiver Full

Rad Mom Sweater: Little Pines Co.

Beaded Wrap Bracelet: Chloe and Isabel by Lori Miller

Little Bear:

Beanie Hat: Little Faces Apparel

Camo Dream Catcher Pullover: Little Pines Co.

Moccasins: Freshly Picked via Brindle and Bleu

Have a fabulous weekend!

Hey guys!

As we’re coming up quickly on the season of sweaters, chilly feet, dry skin, colds, and baking, I decided to share my MUST HAVES with all of you!

Thanks for watching!
If you’re interested in any of the items in this video, check out their shop links below!

Stay tuned for more Holiday videos to come this season!
@thehappeninghousewife on Instagram

@HappeningHW on Twitter
@HappeningHW on Pinterest

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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Citrus Lemon Liquid Hand Soap:

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Use code: happeninghousewife15 for 15% off any Little Gift Set or Sample Size Orders this Holiday season from Lynnburg Lane!

*Must purchase little gift set or sample size to receive the discount, but if you purchase more it will take 15% off the entire order

$5 off
Enter code: happyhouse5off at checkout and get $5 off any complete gift set purchase this holiday season! (For those who want something a little bigger!)

Peppermint Twist Christmas Apron:

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Grab a Monogrammed Wine Tumbler from For Posh Sake!

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Chloe & Isabel Statement Necklace:…

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Item Link:

I am hosting a virtual Chloe & Isabel PartyHere!

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We’re less than 24 hours from the most spooky day of the year! I try to plan a few months ahead for our costumes but time usually gets the best of me and I end up throwing something together last minute the day of! This year, I decided to take a few easy items and toss them into this post for those of you who are like me!

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I got this adorable Kitty Cat headband from Target in the $1 section! Yay for Target! I loved it because it’s similar to the one Taylor Swift rocks in one of her vids from the Red album!

Once I had the headband, I just threw on a plain black tee, some black leggings, and penciled on a kitty nose and whiskers with a liquid liner pencil from Stila! I also just scored these gorgeous patent black flats with a low gold heel from Marshall’s yesterday for only $13!

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This one was seriously SO easy! I pinned a white sheet I had laying in my linen closet over one shoulder and under the other arm, tossed on some of my fav white blingilicious earrings, and added this GORGEOUS gold headband that I am absolutely obsessed with from Acute Designs. (It might be too late to order one for Halloween but, it’s one of my Fall staple items that I can’t wait to share with you in one of my upcoming posts! )

scarecrow tag



Yay! Alright, this one might be my fav.! I raided hubby’s closet for this baggy plaid top, slipped into some jeans, added my moccasin boots, drew on a “stitched” mouth and nose, put on my wool hat from Target, and shoved some crinkle paper into a few pockets! Perfect right?! Grab some silk flowers if you have any laying around for an extra touch! Easy Peasy!

Hope this helps if you’re having a last minute party dilemma!


Happy Halloween!

I’m always scouring Pinterest for great “mom style” inspirations. This is a quick outfit I threw together that’s super basic, easy to replicate, and comfortable for any mom on the go!

I started with a basic black tee that’s embellished with a faux leather pocket and faux leather sleeves, slipped on one of my favorite pairs of jeans, added a Kendra Scott inspired tassel necklace that I found at Kohl’s, and zipped up into my favorite Jessica Simpson booties! My glasses are from Rayban and the pop of pink lip color is by Laqa & Co.



Follow me on Pinterest for more great styles!

Thanks for reading!

I know what you’re thinking, what’s the catch? How many people do I have to give my info to, or even worse, what kind of pyramid scheme is she going to tell me about? How about D., None of the Above!

All you have to do is follow my link and sign up for these two sites!



First, let me start with ThredUp!

ThredUp is an online consignment boutique that sells gently used and brand new clothing. They offer styles for boys, girls, and women, including shoes, scarves, hats, and handbags! I have scored so many things from this site that were BRAND NEW with tags! They have little indicators that tell you if the item is brand new or gently used, and you can even limit your search to only items that are new with tags! I have ordered Vineyard Vines for my little guy, Columbia PFG, Gap, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Coach, Jack Rogers, and Polo Ralph Lauren, most NEW with tags. They also buy gently used and new clothing from you as well! It’s super easy, you just order a bag through your account and they send you a pre-labeled, pre-paid gigantic bag to shove all your old stuff in!

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Okay, enough talk, let’s get down to business. Where’s the FREE stuff?!

Click this photo to follow this link


Sign up!

Congrats! You have now been given $10 to spend on ANYTHING you want on the site! Also, if you use your phone and download the app, you will be given a coupon code to use with your purchase! The only downside to Thredup vs. the next site I am going to tell you about, is that your credit can not be used towards shipping. My advice, get something at a lower cost, or two things for that matter, and pay a little for shipping, or you can pay $19.99 and get free shipping until the end of the year! Which, you might want to do once you read this next part.

You’ve chosen a couple things, checked out for almost FREE, and now what?! Go into your account, hit the referrals tab, and copy your special link! Paste your link into your Instgram bio, your Facebook page, Twitter, email it to your friends, text it, and ask everyone you know to sign up and use their FREE $10 credit for signing up! Once they spend they’re credit, you get another $10 for EACH member who uses the link you send them! Stack up those credits and go wild for your free stuff! *Remember, if you have friends or family who aren’t interested in using their credit, send them the link to something you have your eye on and if they’re nice enough, maybe they’ll use their credit on you! (*So, you still get your $10 kick back credit to your personal account!)

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That was the easy one!

Wait, wait, don’t run just yet, maybe I should re-phrase that: That was the quick one! This site just has a few more steps but, It is SO worth the extra little bit of time! Once you finish this post, You’ll have 7 pairs of J Brand, Joe’s, and Earnest Sewn jeans hanging in your closet ready to pair with 4 new tops from Zara and a handbag for FREE!

Click this picture to follow the link:


Sign up!

Now, go to your phone, Ipad, and your mom, dad, brother, or husband’s phone, and download the Twice app onto each device (only 3*). Now that you’ve downloaded the app, sign into your new account on each app download!

BAM! You just scored $40 to shop for COMPLETELY FREE (including shipping fees)!!

Next, put your phone down and head back to your computer. Follow this link and watch this short video and take the quick 4/5 question quiz at the end. BAM! 25% off your order that you CAN use with your $40 FREE credit!

Like Twice Buyer Quiz 25% OFF

Checkout with your $40 credit, add your coupon code, and you have a ton of clothes coming to your door for COMPLETELY FREE!

You’re welcome!

*If your order total is “FREE”, you do NOT need to enter billing info, just shipping! Also, It is best to shop and checkout online on your actual computer, from what I have found, there is not a way to enter your quiz coupon code on the app.

Here’s the next best part: Go into your account, find your personal referral link, and again, send it to every Nancy, Joe, and Clayton you know! If they aren’t interested in using the credit, give them a ‘subtle’ hint for what you have your eye on, and maybe, just maybe, that item will show up on their doorstep in a few days for you to pick up when you stop by to “just spend some quality time.” (Thanks mom!)

For every friend who uses your link to sign up and shop OR sell to Twice (don’t forget to tell them how to get the full $40 in credit!), you will get another $10 credit added to your account! Credits can be used at once, or all together. Don;t forget to Google current coupon codes for Twice as well! By liking them on Facebook you will be awarded another coupon code!

Twice also takes items to consign from their buyers! Just go into your account, order a label/bag, and Twice will send you a pre-labeled, pre-paid bag to shove all your old stuff into. You get another $10 credit for selling, and if your friend sells, you both get $10 for them selling! Don’t throw it in the trash, send it to Twice! Save the environment and “go green” people!


The thing I love about this site is that when you order something on Monday, it is typically there before the end of the week! They ship priority and it comes LIGHTNING speed fast! If they are running behind, they will email to let you know, instead of leaving you wondering where your package is! I am so thankful to this site for my ENTIRE Fall wardrobe and will be shopping there for, well, forever!

To list a few, I have gotten: J Brand, Joe’s Jeans, Earnest Sewn Jeans, Gap Jeans, Ann Taylor Denim, Lilly Pulitzer, ZARA, J.Crew, Old Navy, and Land’s End, which has totaled over $1000 Retail price, for COMPLETELY FREE! How awesome right?! I’m telling you, you won’t regret it and when you’re walking down the street in your “new to you” $200 jeans, you’ll thank me!

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BONUS* All sell orders received by Twice during the month of October containing pink items, will be eligible for a Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser. If you accept the total they offer you for your items, they will match the total and donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

You might get a little antsy while you wait for more credits to add up, which is what I often do, and end up spending a little here, and a little there. That’s how I got the “Under $50” in the title! But, you can spend as much or as little as your heart desires! It all depends on what you find and what you’re looking for!

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions please leave it in the comments below, or find me on Instagram @thehappeninghousewife, on Facebook through my link in the sidebar, or via email at


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