Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Harper Love does the shore!

Last week, we headed to the shore for a couple days! 
Since getting my DSLR, I have been trying to take better pictures in manual mode of my sweet girl. I am by no means a professional haha just a mom with a camera that wants some nice pictures of her baby! 
She had tons of fun playing on the beach. She is big on "messes" and things being clean, so every time a beach toy touched the sand we had to go wash it again. It became a big problem when she realized she also got sand on her hands and feet!
She also things shes a really big girl, and was enjoying drinking mamas water from her cup! 

 Snack time!

 The seagulls decided they wanted to come in and try to steal snacks! Harper was sure to keep her Fritos nice and close so they couldn't snag any ;)
 Sandy, beach baby butt! Be still, my heart!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

hi! remember me?!

Oh hey. I used to blog on the regular. But I've been so MIA. 
I'm sorry! Getting back into the swing of things this week though! 
More posts to come! 

For now though, I'm gonna recap our last week and a half or so! 
Be prepared for a picture heavy post!
We went to the shore again and I took some darling pictures of Harper, so obvi will be sharing those..but in a later post!

 I love sunflowers! I bought some fresh ones for our kitchen the other day! :)

My hubby planned an adult league tournament, where all his hockey friends got together and played on the same team for a weekend! We had friends come from NC even to hang! 
The night before the tournament, we all got together at our house for a BBQ. 15 adults and 14 kids later, it was a big success! 

Anyone elses kid love pasta salad!? Harper thinks its so "yummy" and I let her eat some in bed the other day while watching some cartoons. Homegirl was in heaven! 

Having a pool day outside! 

Can we just talk about this for a minute!? The left is last summer, and the right is this summer. How did she get so big!? 

My beloved non-Yeti cups that work just as well. More on them later ;) 

Our newest obsession is brushing our teeth at the sink. She will stand there for a solid 20 minutes to brush. Oh well..lets mama get some time to get ready!

Ice cream stop at the shore! 
 We went to the farmers market this weekend! Harper got to try some fresh cinnamon raisin bread and was a happy girl.
 We rounded out the weekend with a cake pop from Starbucks and a little Tar-jay shopping!

Hope everyone has a great week! What are you talkin about today?!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

4th of July!

This weekend was both RJ's birthday & the 4th of July! We stayed home all weekend, and RJ was off, which is a really rare occurance. We played at the little pool out front of our house, had multiple cookouts/BBQs, and hung out with friends and family! 
It was an awesome weekend and I'm really sad to see it end! I can't remember a weekend we all spent at home with no work in a long time! 

I made these delicious red, white and blue cupcakes for RJs birthday!
And I also had a giant Pinterest fail when I tried to make red, white and blue rice krispies. They ended up more of a purple color...oops..but they still tasted great!

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! 

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Friday, July 1, 2016

recent makeup finds!

 I loooooove me some makeup. I have literally drawers full (any local gals want to come raid my makeup!? haha) and the sad thing is, is that I use almost all of it. I seem to rotate it through a lot so stuff gets used to its full potential. Here's a few of my most recent favorite finds!

So, I might be obsessed with Jaclyn Hill. I have been one of her original YouTube followers, and it has been so mailing to see her grow to be so much.  Every product she comes out with for collaborations, I have purchased. From the Morphe palette she helped with, to now this collab with Becca Cosmetics. I have the original Champagne Pop highlighter, but when I heard she was coming out with this new face palette, I had to have it. I saved my pennies and sold off some of my old clothes, and it was so well worth it. It is absolutely gorgeous. I am seriously hoping they make some of these colors into permanent pieces in Becca's collection, like they did with Champagne Pop. The Rose Spritz blush is TO. DIE. FOR. Think similar to NARS Orgasm blush, but more pigmented. 
(It looks like its sold out online now..NOO!!! But Sephora stores are also supposed to be selling it, so you may still have a chance to snag one there!)

 I can't believe I haven't mentioned this one yet on the blog. This is my top #1 favorite lip gloss of all time. In fact, I'm on my second or third tube of it..and I never repurchase lip glosses because I have so many. It is minty, but it doesn't tingle or hurt. It is a perfect nude pink, and I feel like its not super sticky like a lot of glosses. It has good lasting power, as far as glosses are concerned, also!

Its no secret that I love my IT Cosmetics. I seriously have not one simple complaint about anything they make. I have foundation, concealer, powder foundation, blush, bronzer, finishing powder, mascara, eyeliner..and now I think I've covered basically everything you could have from a makeup company haha. I stumbled across this while browsing Ulta recently, and decided to give it a try. I have dry skin, so I love anything that gives "radiance" or "illuminates" me. I didn't put this on like a traditional bronzer, but more like a finishing bronzer? If that makes sense. I used a big kabuki brush, and brushed it all over my face to give an overall general radiance glow. It worked perfectly and I got tons of compliments! Give it a try for the perfect summer glow!

I love the color "Sphynx" but I do plan on going back to pick up a few more. I really love the consistency of this lipstick. I tend to steer away from matte lipsticks, but I have found that although matte, this is super moisturizing. The next color I plan on snagging is "Pink Paws."

I picked this up on a whim (and maybe after also watching Jaclyn Hill's snapchat when she was searching for it) and I have been pretty pleased. It boasts 24 hour staying power, which I wouldn't know because I'm a face washing nazi so I wash my face twice a day pretty religiously. It did seem to last all day, but of course faded some. Like I said, I have dry skin, so anything that can help illumate is okay in my book! I think this is a great, cost effective foundation for those looking for that "dewey" look. Theres a lot of coverage, so it also has that going for it. Its worked great so far and I'm happy with it! 

Do you have any new favorite make up options!? Share them with me! :)

Happy weekending, friends! Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!

Thursday, June 30, 2016


 This isn't going to be so much as true "confessions" as its going to be random thoughts. But I guess those could also be confessions!? Who knows. goes!

Who likes creamy peanut butter? I mean honestly. Give me all the chunks. 

Edamame. Need I say more? Recently obsessed and loving every bite. Literally have probably three bags in my freezer. Throw them in the microwave, add some sea salt and you're all set! I used to hate it, and I don't know how it suddenly changed, but I'm so happy I found them again!

Sunglasses. I'm all for having nice sunglasses. I have a few pairs, but I just don't find myself reaching for them and I don't know why? They are super cute, but I always throw my cheap ones on. Maybe because I'm afraid to hurt my expensive ones? They sit in my purse though and Lord knows that gets thrown all over the place, so they could get damaged in there alone. Either way, I think I'm going to just buy cheap sunnies from now on!

Could eat target popcorn every day for lunch. How do they do it? What magic do they put in there?  Its fluffy crack.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

i'm over itttt.

Harper is still sick.
Throwing up on me.
Other GI issues I don't want to talk about.
Anyone have any clue how long this sickness lasts? I'm done.
I also am out of my milk to make my coffee at home.
And her sleep is all over.
And I'm tired.
And over it.
I've watched more Mickey Mouse and Daniel Tiger's neighborhood than I care to talk about.
My house is stinky.
I have nothing else to report.
Sorry for the post slacking.
Have a good week :)

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday! 6.24.2016

Well my little is still sick. Like has thrown up twice ON me the last two days. Think it's norovirus so I'm just waiting for it to hit me. 
Let's keep it light, short and sweet this week with some funny memes. Laugh it up, friends. Happy weekend!

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