Giving Yourself Grace

Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I am coming down from the high of all the birthday festivities, and I wanted to share this post with all of you since every year, on my birthday I share a post about the things that I have learned from the year before. This year was different than most due to the plain fact that I clearly have some emotional (in a good way) and physical changes going on. I am currently 26 weeks pregnant (more than half way there-woo!) and obviously there are so many life changes going on for my family.

I feel blessed, to say the least. I feel blessed that I am able to carry this sweet baby in my belly. I feel blessed to be surrounded by so much love and support from not only our families, but also our friends. Ryan and I have always had an amazing support group of people, and that alone is a gift. I think the hardest part of this year for me, has definitely been all of the changes that have gone on. As I said, I feel very blessed so please don't take this the wrong way when I say that life has been- well, overwhelming. 

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As someone who works full time and also blogs full time, it's very hard to find a balance. Most of my days are spent exhausted, trying to find time to fit everything in, whether it's typing blog posts, or shooting videos, editing, etc. It's all just so much. On our days off together sometimes I don't want to think about "work" but if you own any type of business, or consider yourself an influencer, you'll know that a day off doesn't really exist. I've worked through every holiday, every vacation, and every life event I can think of. When your body suddenly starts telling you to "slow down" it's very frustrating. The internet world can be so daunting, and intimidating. You're always in this race to keep up with everything that's new and fancy, or even just creating new content. Not doing all of the things that I normally do, makes me feel like I am falling far behind. Throw in some weight-gain, sleepless nights, changes in your body, and you'll stop feeling less and less like your old self. 

I shared these feelings with a group chat of blogger friends I have made for the past year or so. These girls are always there to bounce ideas off of, to chat about all things blog related, and to just talk about life, because we've all become friends. When I shared these feelings a few months ago with them, one of them told me to give myself grace. I didn't know at the time what this meant to me, but as time went on the saying really resonated with me. To me this means allowing myself to just be. Allowing myself to be without criticizing myself and being hard on myself for everything I don't do correctly, or don't have time to do.

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Instead of sharing all of the things I learned this year, I really wanted to focus on this simple saying, because it can be used so many ways. We all want to be our best selves, but sometimes life has other plans. It's okay to take a step back and allow yourself to just live without any expectation. This too, is a part of our process. 

Another year is in the books, and every day is another learning experience. I am thankful for everything in my life, including the bad days, because everything serves a purpose. 

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Shop this look: Earrings / Sweater / Jogger pants / Hat / Boots / Bag: Pochette Metis Louis Vuitton / Sunglasses 

Best Of Black Friday Sales

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Hi everyone! I am so excited to be rounding up all of the Black Friday sales for you guys! A lot of these sales started early, and some are going live tomorrow, so you will all be ready to go when you start your shopping!


Nordstrom- Extra 20% off sale items + 40% off designer clearance

I am in love with comfy cardigans lately, and I ordered this one. UGG is making a comeback and I am in love with these cozy socks! Winter isn't complete without a pair of comfy knee high boots, am I right? I ordered this pair, and am also in love with these. I love these rose gold sneakers that are also on sale right now!

Here are some of my favorite items below:

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Ann Taylor - 50% off everything with code THANKFUL


ASOS - 30% off everything with code EPIC30


Shopbop- 20% OFF OF $200, 25% OFF $500, 30% OFF $800


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Motherhood Maternity- 30% off site!


Old Navy- 50% off entire order


Goodnight Macaroon- 30% off everything!


Urban Outfitters - Buy one get one 50% off!

To shop my instagram click the photo , or click here.

Pink Blush 40% Off Sale & Giveaway!

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Hi everyone! So happy to be teaming up with Pink Blush today to share one of the biggest sales of the weekend! Pink Blush is offering 40% off sitewide plus FREEE US shipping!! As I have mentioned in the past Pink Blush offers maternity, and non-maternity wear for ladies. Today I am really excited to share this beautiful look with you guys. 

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This dress is a dream for the holidays. Not only does it allow for second and third plates, but it also is so easy to match with anything! I matched it with this hooded vest, and it kept me so warm and cozy! Since everything on the site is 40% off , you can use the code BLACKFRIDAY to take the percentage off. I love shopping so much and when this time of the year rolls around, I remember how fun it is to really dive into all these sales and start thinking of gifts for all of my loved ones. Making people smile is what the holidays are about isn't it?? Time to give you guys (my loyal readers) a gift as well! Please go into my instagram, and sign up for the $75 giveaway from Pink Blush! I want all of you to be able to shop their too, and here is your chance! All you have to do is be a follower of Little Tree & Pink Blush on instagram! You can leave a comment on IG, and you're entered to win, so head on over! 

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Shop outfit: Dress / Vest / Boots / Sunglasses

Gift Guides For Her Under $50!

Hi everyone! It's about that time again! I am thrilled to be sharing some gift guides with you guys this holiday season! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner I will be doing my best to share some of my favorite items with you! These are some of my favorites for under $50 for her. Being a girlie-girl at heart, I can relate to all of you who love clothes and makeup! Making sure you stay in budget is extremely important, so gifts under $50 really helps keep everybody under control for the holiday season! This week I will also be sharing gift guides for all the men in your life, for the babes and kiddos in your life, and of course, for all of the pregnant ladies! To shop any of these items above, please click the little box located on the item, or you can click via the photos below! Happy shopping everyone!!