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WACOAN: Dress A Day In May

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In 2011, I joined a few friends to start Dress a Day in May. It was just a reason/excuse to wear a dress. I had no idea that 10 years later, I’d still be wearing a dress each day in May, with serval hundred other women – What a journey! I’ve built so many incredible relationships along the way. Also, I’ve been able to bring attention to Clothesline Waco & Mission Waco.

Thank you Kevin Tankersly & the WACOAN magazine for including me, and the Dr Pepper Museum for letting us grab a drink. I’m not sure what this May will bring but I still plan on wearing a dress all 31 days. Click to read more about Dress a Day in May: www.wacoan.com/waco-chat/autumn-outlaw/

Due to COVID-19, The Clothesline has temporarily closed and the fashion show is canceled. Please consider a donation to help provide support while they’re closed: bit.ly/2U8R1zX

An Original Outlaw, Ep. 5 – Decluttering Together

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Because of COVID-19, we’re all spending more time at home and looking at our house a little differently. Autumn sat down with Jennifer Snyder, Certified Professional Organizer® and owner of Neat as a Pin® Organizing & Cleaning, to talk about how to declutter and organize our spaces. It can be overwhelming but Jennifer approaches this with encouragement, support, grace, and respect. Listen to find out more!

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An Original Outlaw, BONUS Ep. – Quarantined: Trampolines & Wine

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BONUS EPISODE! With COVID-19 spreading around the world, causing most of us to work from home and schools to be canceled — How are you doing at home with your kiddos? Well, listen to me and my friends, Ashely and Staci, talk about how we are handling being domestic with our kiddos while trying to work and keep everyone sane!

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An Original Outlaw, Ep. 4 – Oklahoma, Boston & Whiskey

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Small-town Oklahoma girl, Cara Thomas, tells us why her husband and she chose to move to Waco from the “Happiest Place on Earth”! We talk about what it’s like to raise strong-willed daughters, and that one time Cara almost met Mariah Carey!! Also, have you ever had a work-out in a whiskey tasting room?! No? Well, we have – listen to find out more!

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An Original Outlaw, Ep. 3 – Fancy Coats & Travel Tips

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From fancy hats to faux fur coats and parties – host Autumn Outlaw and her guests, Staci Gerick and Ashely Louge look for any reason to dress up and celebrate. In this episode, the trio talks about their best expeditions, top travel tips, and how they find any reason to celebrate, with a list of their favorite themed parties you can do yourself!

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My Fav Make-Up Products

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I get a little overwhelmed when it comes to makeup. Don’t get me wrong – I love makeup! I just don’t like spending a ton of money to try products that don’t work out. Luckily, I have a gal pal who watches all the makeup videos, reads the blogs and shares her tips with me. We talked about the products on my latest podcast – These are the ones I use daily to look my very best!

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Loose Setting Powder

This is not the same stuff we used in jr. high – This powder looks flawless! It covers well and minimizes imperfections. I love the price point, too!

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Maybelline Face Studio Lasting Fix Setting Spray

I have used several setting sprays but this one works the best! My eyeliner and eyeshadow never have creases at the end of the day! Screen Shot 2020-03-04 at 12.30.34 AM

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Like Sinead O’connor sang, “nothing compares…” This is the best for the buck! Try using it before you go to bed to allow it to soak up the day’s oil and you’ll wake up with fresh hair!

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Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

I use this for a primer under my foundation. It helps hold my makeup in place all day!

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Super Bowl DIY Party Decor

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I am always looking for a reason to celebrate! Here are fun ways to decorate at your next Super Bowl party.

The “Lombardy Trophy” was easy to make! It’s made from a Dollar Tree vase and a plastic football. Carefully cut a hole in the bottom of the football (a little smaller than the width of the vase) with an X-acto or kitchen knife and stick the vase inside. Cover with two or three coats of silver spray paint.

We give this trophy to the winner of the best dish at our friends’ Super Bowl party each year.

Friend Holiday Photo Swap

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Every year, my friend Sarah-Jane and I have the best Christmas card photos! No, we don’t spend a lot of money on the top photographer in town — we swap services and take each other’s family photos. (We always snag a picture together, too, as you can see above!)

Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, we get our families all gussied up, grab my Nikon camera, we each grab our own SD cards and find a scenic spot, somewhere downtown or near the park (so we can bribe our children to behave with the playground as a reward) and set out on the craziest 30-ish minutes of the year!

Either of us starts first – Last year, Sarah-Jane organized my people for a family photo, while her husband kept her three girls occupied and their white tights stain-free. Within 15 minutes (or less), we swapped! I arranged her family and snapped as many photos as I could while trying to keep everyone’s attention and while my husband was on kid-watch.

We are not professional photographers, but with the help of photo apps and top-notch printing services, every year we manage to come out with amazing family photos for our Christmas cards that don’t break the bank. Plus, it’s such a fun holiday memory! Our kids look forward to the chaos every year.  (see the pictures below)

Do you have a friend who you could swap services with? It’s worth the craziness, I promise!

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Outlaw ‘Heat & Serve’ Soup

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easysoupIngredients needed- 1 can of each:

  • Rotel
  • Ranch Style Beans
  • Chicken with Rice Condensed Soup
  • Can of Chicken
  • Cream Style Corn
  • *Optional: Tortilla Chips, Shredded Cheese, Sliced Avocado

 

This is my go-to dish if I have family coming over, if I don’t have time to cook a full meal, or if I just don’t feel like cooking. It tastes especially good on a cold night.

Just open, dump the contents into a pot on the stove or crock-pot and heat. I serve mine over crushed tortilla chips and a sprinkling of shredded cheese on top. So easy! So good!! Plus, you can get all the ingredients at the Dollar Store. Costs: about $1.50 a person!

It can also be served with sliced avocado (yum!) and if you like a little spice in your bowl, use HOT Rotel.

Easy Individual Snack Packaging

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Needed-

  • Baggies
  • Snack item
  • Stapler
  • Printed logo on paper
  • Scissors
  • soccersnacks

My son plays basketball, t-ball & soccer; It’s hard to keep up with which games are our “snack game”. A few weeks ago, as we were loading the equipment in the car, I realized I forgot about snacks!! I looked in the cabinet & saw I didn’t have enough of any individual wrapped snack. I grabbed a large bag of pretzels, some snack-sized baggies & started filling them. I had the team logo on my computer & printed out the design on regular paper, cut, folded & stapled them on. We were set! I grabbed a package of CapriSuns & ran out the door. Easy snacks & the kids loved them!