Sunday, November 12, 2017

What's in my Sephora VIB shopping cart!

You may or may not know that the Sephora VIB sale is going on right now. But if you are a beauty junky such as myself, you probably are well aware. This sale only happens once a year  and its for VIB members only (those who spend a certain dollar amount per year). VIB members get 20% off, in store and online for a limited time. So whether you are a VIB member or not I thought it would be a good idea to share what I have in my cart. Especially with the upcoming Christmas season approaching. Whether shopping for others or needing ideas for your own wish lists! 

1. Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay I am constantly looking for good retexturizing products, and I have been loving Rose products. This one sounds promising!
2. Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask I LOVE this mask. I actually don't even think of it as a "mask", more of an every night cream. It totally keeps my skin sane through the crazy dry winter months. 
3. Herbivore Orchid Youth Preserving Facial Oil I have really grown to love Herbivore products so I am dying to try this oil. I am totally down for anything to make this tired mama look more youthful.
 4. Herbivore Brighten Pineapple Enzyme love a good brightening cream!
5. Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar I have been using this cleanser at night for a few weeks and am totally loving it. It washes off all my makeup, without leaving my skin totally stripped. Plus I feel like it totally exfoliates! Will definitely keep this stocked in our house!
6. Make up forever lipstick I love a good pink lip color, you really can't go wrong with any skin color. And this formula is so good!
7. Natasha Denona Lila Eyeshadow palette I have been dying to get my hands on one of her palettes because I have heard nothing but AMAZING reviews and the colors are just breathtaking!
8. Fenty touch up brush my oily skin NEEDS a good touch up during the day and this brush is the perfect size to fit in my purse and looks so chic when I empty my bag looking for it!
9. Glamglow superman clearing treatment nothing cleans my pores quite like this clearing mask! I just love it! 
10. Fenty blotting powder This powder is to be used with the fenty touch up brush the reviews alone make me want this powder! Anything to keep me shine free, and gorgeous throughout the day! 
11. Fenty Cheek Hugging highlight brush this brush is just absolutely gorgeous! And I cannot wait to check out it's ability to enhance my highlight! 
12. Fenty full bodied foundation brush this brush is gorgeous for one, full as heck, pretty much the softest thing ever, and applies your foundation like a dream! LOVE it!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sweater dress and booties

I definitely have my go to looks this time of year. Which, don't we all? For this Look I am sharing an all time favorite, the "sweater dress and booties" look. It's fun to show a little skin and get out of a pair of pants. A dress is a one and done type of thing, and that is a beautiful thing for this busy mama. Plus it looks like I'm a bit fancy. This dress just happens to have the perfect amount of detail and the length is not too long or too short. The booties with this look, I have been wearing continuously and can't seem to get enough! Hope you are all having a fabulous week! Links below!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Pink off the shoulder sweater

First of all let me just say I am writing this blog post right after putting the kids to bed. (which is normally when I do my posts) And coming downstairs Richard made me the coziest spot on the chaise lounge part of our couch, right next to our first fire of the season. So now I am just cozy as a bug, sipping on a glass of cabernet and thoroughly enjoying a little "adulting" time. We shot this blog look earlier in the day and I have to say I am LOVING this look. Of course how could I not with Stella telling me all day that she "wuvs" my pink top!

I have been wanting a few sweater tops that have cute details, that make them unique, but with a price tag that won't break the bank. So when I saw this top and the crazy good cost, I snatched it up! Isn't it the cutest? 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Under the Sea!! - Halloween 2017

The Ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.

Hope you enjoy this years costumes! Love you all! Costumes linked down at the bottom...

Shell float
Face jewels
Clear balloons

Mama's costume 
Bandage top

Papa's costume

Stella's costume

Hugh's costume
Shark suit

Everett's costume

Holt's costume
Narwhale outfit

Cash's costume
Dog costume 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Pumpkin Patch 2017

Wow! We could not have had nicer weather for our family trip to the pumpkin patch! It's so fun because we know the owners of this farm so it makes it all that more special!

I've tried to link most outfit deets below because I had so many people ask me after watching my Insta stories! Hope you enjoy!

Mama's outfit 
Knit cardigan similar , similar  
Dress similar , similar
Scarf similar , similar  

Holt's outfit 

Hugh's Outfit 

Stella's Outfit 

Evelettes Outfit 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

What I eat in a day

First off let me just say... I am NOT into dieting. I want to live HEALTHY, so I chose to make a lifestyle change. So that is what I have done. I am 20 pounds less than what I was before I was pregnant and I feel amazing! I have not cut anything completely out of my diet but I have cut back majorly on sugar, diary, and carbs. What I have increased, is my lean meats, healthy fats, veggies, and healthy carbs (i.e. quinoa etc.) I also want to confess that I am a lazy cook. lol. So basically if a meal doesn't fall into the "easy" or "healthy" category, you can forget about it!

 I wanted to share with you what I typically eat in a day and I hope this helps! I can't tell you how many women have contacted me wanting to know what my "diet" has been, so I am really hoping these ideas help to give inspiration and motivation!

What I eat in a day:

20 oz water, usually with a lemon added to it (lemon boosts your metabolism and curbs hunger)
1 almond milk latte with 1 tsp raw cocoa powder, 1 pkg stevia, 1 tbsp collagen, and sprinkle of cinnamon powder (very little sugar and packed full of nutrients)

breakfast options
1. 2 energy bites and 2 hard boiled eggs
2. 1 square of baked oatmeal with blueberries and scoop of plain greek yogurt on top
3. Plain greek yogurt with 1/2 cup of fiber one cereal with sliced bananas or other fresh fruit
4. Overnight oats
5. Protein pancakes with honey and greek yogurt on top

20 oz water with fresh lemon

Drink options
Kumbucha (helps balance gut bacteria and helps burn fat)
Tj's green tea matcha (green tea helps fight cancer, improves brain function, helps metabolism)

lunch options
1. Kale salad with tj's corn salsa, 1/2 can of costco canned chicken, tj's sweet potato ribbons, a dollop of plain greek yogurt, avocados, tomatoes, chunky red salsa, seasoned with tj's chile lime seasoning.
2. Roasted sweet potatoes, roasted broccoli, and either chicken or salmon, seasoned with brags liquid amigos, and a small portion of quinoa
3. 2 pieces of Ezequiel bread with smashed avocado on top, toped with an egg (I also sometimes add tomato) 

20 oz water with lemon
1 almond milk latte with cinnamon powder

snack options
1. RX bar (satisfies me the best)
2. apple slices, with almond butter or peanut butter
3. cucumber slices with guacamole
4. carrots with hummus

20 oz water with lemon

Dinner is always a bit different but basically I try and do some sort of lean meat, with veggies and healthy carbs. I'll link a few of my favorite dinner recipes below.

Current dinner favs
(and yes I am OBSESSED with my crock pot! It saves me from wanting to give up and eat something not healthy because I am so hungry and don't feel like cooking later in the day)
Low carb slow cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna  
Quinoa Enchilada Casserole
Crock Pot 3 Ingredient Balsamic Chicken 
Crock Pot Rustic Chicken Stew 

After dinner Snack
I have two bags of this yummy popcorn, or some skinny pop from costco

Every friday night I treat myself to a pint of halo top. yasss girl! (I always stock up when it's on sale, even if I'm not out at home, that way I never pay full price!) Of course I share about a 1/4 of it with Richard because sharing is caring, right?! And less calories too! lol!

Hope this helps! And PLEASE let me know if you have any questions! I love to answer and I love hearing and learning from others! I am a sponge!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Grey all day

The other day when I picked up my kids from school a mom said "wow you guys are wearing a lot of grey!" I didn't think of it at the time but thinking about it later I should have said "the family that grey's together, stays together!" lol

But YES I do love me some grey! It's kinda funny cause we do get a lot of comments that we all match a lot. Most of the time it isn't even on purpose, it's just when you like neutrals and thats what you buy well then, you are bound to match. Which by the way I LOVE! 

So this outfit comes at no surprise. Grey ALL day baby! And grey truly is perfection for fall. I can mix it with my summer pinks and whites (which spoiler alert, I'm not getting rid of anytime soon).

Hope you enjoy this look and I LOVE ya to pieces! PS shooting our "halloween" family shoot next weekend! EEEEK can't wait! See last years here!