Mar 27, 2017
Oh, happy glorious new week! We survived spring break by the hairs on our chinny chin chins! I'm not saying I am excited for half of my children to go back to school....but I am not saying that I'm not either. No, I will miss the boys. I will not miss the fighting, the noise level, and the one million times they ask "is it lunch time yet?" even though they just ate their second breakfast.
So new week and new lipstick? Is that a thing? It should be.
If you have been around these parts for awhile, then you know I love my lipstick. But lately I have been drawn to the beauty aisles at the drugstore. I think I own all the department store lipstick that excites me (for the moment). So when trying out new colors and formulas for spring, I turn to Target. Where else? And I have six colors that I am loving for spring.
I never shy away from a vibrant color, but I love all the pretty pastels that are coming out. Which also make them so easy to wear! I have been drawn to pastel pinks, nudes, and purples.
NYX Lingerie in Embellishment
NYX Lingerie in Baby Doll
e.l.f in Berry Sorbet
Most of these are matte, but they are not drying, which is a hard combination to come by. I was really impressed with the NYX Lingerie liquid lipsticks. Just when I think my obsession with liquid lipsticks has been tamed, these babies show up. e.l.f is always one of my favorites for super affordable makeup, and these little lip crayons are only $3!! And when in doubt, Maybelline always comes through in the lip department.
So those are some of my current favorite, what are some of yours?
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Mar 24, 2017
Happy Friday!!! This post goes out to my boys. I love being a mom to boys. I always said I wanted four boys, but I couldn't be happier with our two and two line up. But no matter what, I feel like time with my boys is just the best. I can be as crazy as I want and they just take it as normal. The running and screaming and pure insanity, and that is just me. They love it! They feed off of it. Chris tells me all the time that I have created my own chaos with these guys, and it is true. They drive me to the brink of day drinking, but then I have to step back and think about who taught them to be so crazy? Me. They are in full on party mode 24/7 and my old ass just can't keep up.
But seeing them together is so fun. The bond between brothers is something I never experienced growing up. The boys fight hard, but love harder. They never want to do anything without the other. If one gets in trouble, I swear the other one does something to get in trouble too....just so they are even. In many ways Ace and Pierce are complete opposites, but I think that is what makes their relationship so interesting. Ace is very reserved, where Pierce is out of his mind. Ace is very cautious and analytical, where Pierce is the shoot first ask questions later type. Trust me, this relationship gets them in A LOT of trouble. But half the time Chris and I can't help but laugh.
Here are some of their current favorite things, which the girls enjoy as well:
This bucket of army guys.
These roller blades (they can get them on and off by themselves thank the parenting gods).
This dinosaur dig kit.
These Star Wars toothbrushes (they see who can brush the longest, it always turns into a fight).
There are also some great kids clothing sales going on right now! H&M is doing 70% off. Gap is having a 40% off sale. Old Navy is having a kids and baby spring break sale. And J.Crew Factory is doing 40% off clearance ( so many cute things for boys, but the girls stuff is killing me!!!).
I think that is it.
Have a good weekend!
Mar 23, 2017
Well, halfway through spring break and I can't help but feel like it isn't too exciting for the kids. I mean, we have done the usual things. But when Chris' school date changed, it changed our spring break plans. I am trying not to dwell on it because I think the kids are still young enough to be excited over the little things. Park dates with a donut pick up. Library story time and art projects. And a little bounce house action in the playroom. It has also given me a chance to pull out the storage tubs from the attic and start the packing process. Yesterday I packed away all the fall/winter stuff, so I am hoping these warm temps just keep climbing!
The weather here is in that, it's too warm for more than one layer, but I still want to wear a denim jacket stage. So once again I am doing without the shirt underneath and just using the buttons for their intended purpose. I am constantly looking for new ways to wear some of the tried and true items in my closet. And truth be told, I actually have to stop myself from wearing head to toe denim on a daily basis. This blog could very well turn into "all the ways to wear denim, everyday".
I will try my best to refrain, but just in case you are sick of all the denim, it's an addiction. Not to mention it is just so easy!
Well, I hope everyones week is going well!
Over and out.
Mar 22, 2017
Truly, one of the accessories I could not live without are sunglasses. And I need options. Some bigger for the days that I can't be bothered to even do my eyebrows. Or days where sunglasses just complete my outfit. Or take away the accessory portion of it all, and I just need some eye protection. While I definitely like a designer pair or two, the majority of my sunglasses are well under $100. I do love a classic Ray-ban, but after sitting on my third pair a few weeks ago, Chris has declared I should only stick to gas station finds!
So today I thought I would bring you some of my very favorite affordable brands, that are also perfectly on trend! Most of these can be found at Nordstrom, which I love. The brands I really like, that even feel and look like designer are, Perverse, Spitfire, Le Specs, and even the BP brand at Nordstrom. There are so many styles to choose from but below are some of my current favorites!