Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Final Trendy Tot Tuesday of 2014

I cannot believe that 2014 is basically over. 
It has been a super busy year around here. I wish that I had done a better job updating you all along the way but hey, why not add another thing to my new years resolutions right?!
I wanted to end this last Tuesday of the year with a compilation of my 12 most favorite looks that Jaida has worn. I actually thought it would be a lot more difficult to pick ONLY 12, but I almost struggled to find enough that I still deemed trend worthy. Let me know if you agree :)
** I apologize ahead of time for the quality of these cell phone pics!!**
So here you go, in no specific order....



So bring it on trends of 2015.... This tot and I are ready!

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's all in the EYES!! { a must see product review!! }

I remember now why it is a good idea to always update the blog....because when I don't I just want to come vomit 1,390,787,896,491 words at you all to fill you in on my life! Seriously, December is like mass hysteria around here. So many people, so many Christmas lists, so many parties, and SO.MUCH.FOOD. I mean, I love Christmas and all...and I hate when it is over because I think I go into a post-Christmas funk, but it is definitely one of the most busy, stress-filled seasons ever! 


As I am sitting here my ADHD is going crazy with all the things I want to tell you about **hint hint** a new planner (again, I know!) not to mention an update on how I am using my current planner (as promised) some new trendy tot fashions, an hourly play by play of a day in my life (since its been almost a year since my last one!) the list goes on people! Lucky for you the previously mentioned ADHD has also already erased several other thought/ideas I had for this space. grrrr. I have got to start taking notes. Maybe I need another planner? I kid, I kid. 

ANYWHO.... I really wanted to stop in here today to tell you about my new favorite mascara! First of all, this is not your mamas mascara people
.....or maybe if you have a really hip, in the know mama, it is.....
but it is AH*MA*ZING. My good friend Sarah hooked me up ( or should I say got me hooked) and I will never turn back to my old products again!! If y'all have been reading my blog you know I don't promote things that I don't absolutely love and let me tell you....this is the real deal! I was totally skeptic but I sure am glad I didn't just move along on my merry way. ( Merry...see what I did there? Christmas....Merry.... hardy har, I know)

Back to the goods. Here is my proof friends.... try it, or don't (even though that shouldn't even be a thought in your mind after seeing this!!) but believe me when I say, I am all about this stuff.

They don't call it "lash crack" for nuthin!

**PS: Yes I could use some chap stick in these pics, thanks ahead of time for not reminding me**

On the left I'm wearing the 3D fiber lash mascara and on the right is my mascara by Tarte from Sephora. 

It is crazy to me that even wearing my mascara before my lashes are barely visible! Below I have the 3D Fiber Lash mascara on both eyes (obvi...because they look great!! haha)

Lastly, for all you up close and personal creeper types ;) again the left are Fiber Lashes, right are just regular ol' mascara. Bottom is all Fiber Lashes baby!!

So, for real... you NEEEED this, and so do your girlfriends, moms, sisters, aunts, and women you just met at the grocery store. 

Check out the 3D Fiber Lashes and more here and after you have tried it let me know what you think!! --- even though I am 1000% sure you will be hooked to! 

Until next time lovelies!!

Although I was given this product in order to review it here, all thoughts are 100% my own!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time for a detox

Hey guys!

Ok, is COLD! Anyone with me on this? I am in that Fall/Winter stage of never being able to get warm... and yes, I am the one who always wishes Fall would hurry and put an end to the summer heat. I guess I forget that I don't really enjoy the extreme cold either. Sheesh, so difficult to please!

Yesterday Jon and I had a date day and saw Interstellar. It was soooo good. I am not even really a movie person because I can't sit still long enough to enjoy it, but something about the theater and the giant screen and the popcorn keep my attention. This movie was almost 3 hours long and even I didn't want it to end! Go see it!!

Anyway, it has been a super jam packed week hasn't it? I feel like if I have been non-stop all.week.long. Let's be real, I have also been non-stop eating. Who's up for a cleanse of all whole foods from now until summer. If sugar and coffee creamer were whole foods I promise I would be all over that. We will however be having soup for dinner.... nice and light.... and warm.

Now, onto the fun stuff.... have y'all entered my giveaway yet? In case you haven't you should go check it out! Also, Pink Blush (who I partnered with to show off these amazing clothes below) is still having their amazing black Friday sale! 40% off the ENTIRE site PLUS free shipping. Honestly people, it doesn't get much better than that! Just enter BLACKFRIDAY40 at checkout. I love, love, love everything they carry! Florals, Tribal, Leather... oh my! Super trendy, Super comfortable, and best of all they amazing prices!! Check.Them.Out.!!


By the way that is totally snow in the last picture...not dandruff, as you may have been confused into thinking. promise! ;)

Have an amazing week friends! Stay warm....and not too busy, let's relax a little shall we?!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Run over for a toaster AKA Black Friday (& GIVEAWAY)

WHEW.... Black Friday. What a day huh?! 

syyyykkkke.... It was not so crazy for me. I basically slept in until 9am and then when I did decide to brave all the other outrageous shop-a-holics it was only because I actually NEEDED things ( as in wipes, bar soap, toothpaste etc.) No black Friday soap or toothpaste sales that I saw (haha) but I did snag a couple cheap movies though. 

 For the record I pretty much refuse to go anywhere that has a ton of people practically killing each over a $5 toaster, or to save $40 off of some already super over priced electronics. Even worse, waking up early or skipping out on my Turkey dinner to stand in a line. Hello, um, no thanks!! 

I prefer to order online for Black Friday. Which brings me to an amazing online Black Friday sale Pink Blush is having! Everything on their site is 40% off! Just use the code BLACKFRIDAY40 at checkout! Seriously you guys... Not only that but they are having sales all week long so check back everyday!

I am sooooo in love with this Fringe Hem sweater! I literally could wear this top anywhere....including a movie night just being lazy on the couch. It feels like a cozy blanket!

Want one? Get it here!

I will be showing off more of my amazing Pink Blush outfits all weekend long here on my blog. As well as hosting a giveaway for a $25 e-card! Just enter via the rafflecopter below. 
The giveaway will run for a week and end next Friday at midnight PST. Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48hrs. to claim.

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Life.... { photo dump }

Welp, I had an amazing "breather" aka unintentional blogging break. Something about school starting, the holidays, and pretty much the entire Fall/Winter seasons make me just plain lazy. The weather just makes for the perfect stay in sweats and binge watch Netflix kind of days. I actually have done several things that I intended to blog about but procrastinated for to long never found the time for. I thought this would be a good intro back into the blog life.... a photo dump of my last month in a half absence. 

see..... I haven't been completely useless haha. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

That toddler swag tho

I know there are people out there that just cringe when people (mis)spell though. Because it's sooooo hard to add a couple extra letters to the end to actually complete the word right? Welp, when it comes to trying to fit in with the kids ima hafta keep talkin bout that swag tho. <---- ok, ew.... I won't. 

I do have a very important question 'tho' hehe. On a scale of 1- you're trying to hard, how crazy is it that I always feel the need to up my toddler's "swag" every week. I mean, to be honest she really only looks amazingly cute one day a week (clothing wise) because I am far to lazy to put in the time and effort to coordinate and plan outfits for the rest of the week. I'm just sayin. I rarely even think about her outfit for church until, ohhhh, SATURDAY NIGHT!! Then, I spend that entire evening piecing together her "OOTD" {outfit of the day} sew any extras, make matching jewelry, the works..... just to have one day where people obsess over how stylish 'she' is. 
Which completely cracks me up by the way.... how stylish SHE is.... you do realize I am the one who puts those outfits together right?!

Anyway, I am pretty sure that it has gotten beyond the point of trying to hard. So there ya go, I answered my own question. I should have known this post would go full circle and I would come to my own conclusion. Only makes sense. 

I wish I had taken more pics of this adorable outfit and child but there were literally people watching us at the doors of the church waiting to tell us good morning, when I swiftly pulled the kid to the side and told her to stand next to the tree. At least we didn't take long.... because I only really got ONE good picture. boo.

lemme break it down... 
Sweater knit, fleece lined black leggings, and white 3 button shirt with heart patched sleeves were on clearance at Fred Meyer. Shoes from Amazon {here} glasses also from Amazon {here} Baby Gap 'Vest' is a 0-6month jacket I cut the sleeves off of (literally years ago) Head scarf is mine from Maurices {here}


Monday, September 29, 2014

Returning to the norm... and the Week's End

Don't worry people I have got plans in the works. With what you ask?..... blogging, life, EVERYTHING! Remember this post where I told you about my new "side gig." yeah well now I officially babysit/nanny for 3 families (total of 4 kids) and have my own. It is pretty much madness.

Anyone hopping over from Oak & Oats I apologize that I (the co-host) have nothing epic to link back to from last week. I didn't want to send you to my giveaway that has ended so that is what brings you here. To today, Monday. 

All last week my husband was out of town for training. (work stuff) So, I had my good friend stay with me. She is single and free to just stay long periods of time with people like myself that hate to be home alone. Thank goodness for her, It was really some much needed girl time, but again, that usually leaves everything else to the back burner. Of course all my shows started this week, several of which the hubs watches with me so I didn't get watch those. Other than that, it was a pretty fun week catching up with a friend. Minus the part where she locked her keys in her car...... I also went over to another friend's house just for the morning on Saturday and drank coffee while laminating any and every thing I could get my hands on. I don't know why laminating machines are so fun to me!! I am still working on making my Whitney English Day Designer unique, so I will continue to laminate things for that! I promise an updated post is coming about that as well, because I love that planner!! 

I am happy to say life here has returned to normal now that the hubby is home. Time for me to pump out some amazing posts about pumpkin spice and banana bread y'all! 

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