My Adult Busy Bag

Hi! So we’re doing a little Spring travels this weekend. We’re making it a quick combo trip and seeing both Aaron’s family and my sister’s family. From Alabama to Kentucky to Indiana then from Indian back to Alabama – we’ll be spending a lot of hours in the car.

Growing up, my mom used to pack us  “busy bags” when we went on trips. Ha, now I wonder if a “busy bag” is an actual thing or just something mom made up. Hmmmm, have you ever heard of a busy bag?

Well, now as an adult, I still have a busy bag. (I think my sister Kayla does too!) Over the years is has matured a little. I’ve traded my coloring books, fruit roll ups and children’s fiction for more grown up items.

What’s in it?

The essentials –  books, magazines, chapstick, lipstick and laptop. Just a few items that can keep my attention for hours.


I usually bring along two books just in case one is a bummer. However, all the books in the Outlander series is amazing so no worries there!Magazines

Magazines are a must too.. sometimes my eyes get tired from reading so I like to look at pictures in magazines (child moment.. again). I read both The Magnolia Journal and The Farmhouse Movement cover to cover ever issue.


Let’s face it – long trips can me you feel yucky. Having these two items make me feel human again. Also, I like to have the lipstick on hand to freshen up before seeing any family or friends.


Duhhhhhh.. Cause I’m a workaholic.


Thanks you Initial Outfitters for the sweet, sweet cosmetic bag! It makes for happy traveling!


Drums of Autumn Book – Click Here

First Book in the Outlander Series – Click Here

The Magnolia Journal – Click Here

The Farmhouse Movement Magazine – Click Here

Eos Lip Balm – Click Here

Mac Lipstick – Click Here

Cosmetic Bag – Click Here

Tote – Click Here

(Some of these links are affiliate links)

Spring Accessories – Initial Outfitters

  I’ve recently teamed up with an awesome company called Initial Outfitters! Last week I talked about some precious home decor goodies they sent over to me. This week is all about the fun accessories.

When choosing these accessories, I had SPRING on the brain – how appropriate with it being the week of Easter and Spring being in full swing!!

When picking out clothes or accessories, I always go for staple versatile pieces. Something neutral or several different blending colors so I can get as much wear as possible. Personally I like to get fewer but quality items and wear the HECK OUT EM’.

The River Walk Natural Stone Necklace is all of the things listed above. If boho meeting classic were a thing, it would be this sweet necklace. It has a nice blend of blues yet has enough neutral beads to go with anything! This necklace will quickly become your “go to” every day necklace. The quality is great and is sure to last you many years to come.

Let’s talk funky earrings! I needed some cute statement earrings to last all Spring and Summer long  – Hanging by a Thread Earring were just what I needed. Love these pink tassels!

Of all the accessories, the personalized cosmetic bag is my favorite. It’s adorable. I could totally use it as a clutch. Initial Outfitters offers different bag colors, embroidery colors and fonts. This little bag would make a wonderful gift.

It’s been a joy working with Initial Outfitters! I’m so pleased with the quality and CUTENESS of all their products!!

Friday Favorites – Initial Outfitters

Happy FriYAY!! I’m so excited for the weekend to be here. Recently I had a GREAT opportunity of teaming up with Initial Outfitters and I’m so excited to share my favorites from this AWESOME online company. I want to share some products I think you’ll like and share why I love them!

Ha, even the shipping box is cute!

There’s ALWAYS room for another pillow, right? Especially a cute personalized pillow. I love how neutral yet bold this pillow is! It’s neutral because of the color yet has the last name in bold black. This combo makes for an awesome statement pillow in any room!

Every living space must have one thing – COASTERS! And if you must have coasters why not order some that are cute and personalized!

This cutting board has to be the CUTEST cutting board I’ve ever seen!! It’s farmhouse worthy with personalization.. Perfect combo in my book! It has a sweet shiplap background with a cow, our last name and the year Aaron and I were married.

This cutting board would make a sweet wedding gift. I myself remember being a bride who LOVED gifts with my new last name! So this is a go to gift for the upcoming wedding season!

There’s a matching pot holder?? Yes way!! Well, I might just do some baking!! Seriously, this cute pot holder matches the cutting board and that alone can make cooking fun!

Okay, so that’s a few items I love from Initial Outfitters. All of these times are adorable and great quality. Again, this is an awesome place to find gifts for any occasion. I have a few more items to come – Next well talk accessories!


Mug – Click Here (As seen in features image)

Pillow – Click Here

Coasters – Click Here

Cutting Board – Click Here

Pot Holder – Click Here

Friday Favorites

Hello y’all!! I’ve got a few favorites for this week I would like to share with ya! Let’s get to it!

The V-Neck That’s DOUBLE Good

Anyone else LOVE a v-neck tee? 🙋🏼Well, guess what.. this shirt is a DOUBLE v-neck!! 😱It’s yummy soft and just so happens to be 30% off right now!!

The Hanging Ferns

Spring is nearly here! Time to grab the leafy green plants and hang ’em!! I bought these hanging ferns the other week and totally LOVE them! They’re hanging in our kitchen widow. I think they’ll be great for Spring through Summer.

Speaking of Kitchen Window.. We Love Our Light

This is the pendant light we have above our kitchen sink. We found it online and I’ve been very pleased since the day we installed it. It would look great with an edison bulb but we just used a regular bulb. The style of this fixture  would look great with any cottage or farmhouse decor.

Easter Favorites – Shop Online

Happy Monday Peeps!! 🐣Speaking of peeps – Easter will be here soon. Yay!
Here’s a few items I’ve “Easteryyyy”  found online.



Festive Kitchen Towels – Click HERE

Bunny Napkin Rings – Click HERE

White Platter – Click HERE

Bunny Pasta – Click HERE

Basket Charm – Click HERE

Paper Eggs – Click HERE

Bunny Straws – Click HERE

Because He Lives – Click HERE

Easter Welcome Mat – Click HERE

Egg Plate – Click HERE

Egg Wreath – Click HERE

Faith Rae Dunn Mug – Click HERE


This post does contain affiliate links. If you’re interested an any of the items click the image or underlined words to learn more!

6 Adorable Coffee Mugs for Spring

Personally, we keep things pretty basic in the kitchen.. ha, with one exception – Coffee Mugs. I have to have options with my mugs. I match my coffee mug with my daily mood. 😂I like to swap mugs in and out with the season and holiday! So here’s some cute Spring mugs!!🌷


Kitty Cat Mug – Click HERE (comes in set of 2)

Paris Mug – Click HERE

Happy Spring Mug – Click HERE

Hello Gorgeous Mug – Click HERE

Coffee Then Adulting –Click HERE

Bunny Mug – Click HERE


This post does contain affiliate links.

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is already off to a great start. Lets talk tanks, shoes and mirrors. Ha, it must be fashion show weekend!!

Classic Black Tank

Every closet needs a black tank top! This black tank is comfy and flowy. It’s perfect under a cozy cardigan on cool nights or wear it alone on warm days. Best of all it’s currently 40% OFF when using the code “HAPPY”!

For the Love of Rose Gold

I’ve loved rose gold for years now. So, these sneakers totally speak my love language! Cute with jeans or athleisure leggings. Ha, I already have my eyes on a few other colors in this exact style.

Mirror in My Bedroom

The mirror from Amazon Prime. Ha, it doesn’t get better than delivered straight to your door. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen this mirror in my stories many times. Must add – I assembled the mirror all by myself while Aaron was at work. Very easy to assemble!


This post does contain affiliate links. If you’re interested an any of the items click the image or underlined words to learn more!

February Living Room (Valentine’s Day Decor)

Flowers, chocolate and pink. February is such a fun month. I wanted to add a few fun romantically blush touches around the living room. Since our home is mainly neutral it didn’t take much. Here’s what I did!

Blush Pillows and Plush Blanket

I had a light pink pillow and blanket upstairs in a room I have for my little sister when she comes to visit. I brought those downstairs.

World Market had some pretty blush velvet pillows for $9.99 so I grabbed a couple of those too!Pink Flowers

I already had several pink faux flowers in clear vases from previous springs. Although one is bright pink and the other is blush, clashing colors is cute for Valentine’s Day decor in my opinion. I put them both in a metal basket on the coffee table.


DIY Paper Heart Banner 

Next step, hanging some little paper hearts from the mantel. Read more on the DIY by clicking HERE!

A Touch of More Pink 

Finally, I added to the metal basket on our coffee table a few little pinkitems I already had around the house. One being a vintage floral print I found at an antique store years ago. The other being a pink milk glass wedding bowl I bought when I was about 15 years old.

Okay, so that’s how I added a few Valentine’s Day touches to the living room without spending too much money. Look for blush pink items around your own house. Look in your Spring decor box and grab the pinks. Also, if you have a young daughter, shop her room! Hope this blog post inspires to bring romantic touches to your own home!


Karlee Bowman

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I’ve got a few favorite items that I want to share with you. You might notice a little theme here – I’m getting in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Velvet Blush Pillow

I grabbed two of these velvet throw pillows the other day and threw them on our couch and instantly we had a little blush valentine charm in the living room.Yummy Dove Love Birds Chocolate

Aaron and I are addicted to Dove Love Birds right now! It’s the perfect blend of milk chocolate with smooth peanut butter. Yum!

Sweet Book by Jojo Moyes

I read this precious book a few years ago and loved it! Jojo Moyes is an excellent author. It’s the perfect romance novel for this time of year.


This post does contain affiliate links. If you’re interested an any of the items click the image or underlined words to learn more!

Friday Favorites

Between MLK Day and Snow Days, the week flew by!! I’m always thankful for Friday though!!

Here’s a few of my favorite products this week-

The Tote.. For Mac, calendar and lipgloss. 

So this tote was a gift from Aaron for Christmas. I’ve had a few weeks to test it out and I can confidently say – I. Love. It.

It’s the perfect neutral gold. Also, it’s now on MAJOR SALE!!

Kitchen Must Have! 

All kitchens must have a cute paper towel holder. I need to freshen up a few things so I grabbed this marble paper towel holder. This is for an awesome price of only $12.99!!

Off the Shoulder

Comfy and neutral off the shoulder top is a go to piece in my closet right now! It’s very soft and has the cutest little cuff sleeves detail. You can dress this top up for a night out or down for a day running around town.