June 22, 2017

Hello friends! It's a wet and rainy Thursday here in Alabama from the tropical storm coming in so hopefully if you're in the south too you're staying safe and dry! I've had a bit of a social media break due to some things that I'd thought I'd share because with them I've learned a few things. First I will say every obstacle we face in our lives there's a reason or something we can take away from that that will help us grow, open our eyes to the things that are really important, etc.

Also a week ago, last Thursday, I got a call from Chase saying he was on his way to grab lunch from work when he was t-boned, went airborne and smashed into a pole. All I knew from the initial phone call was he had been in an accident and was being taken in an ambulance to the hospital.  Needless to say, he is doing ok and only suffered a headache and pretty bad burn from the airbag on his arm but we are just so thankful that he wasn't severely harmed. On another note, his car is completely totaled so we are on the hunt for a new vehicle!

Let me just say before moving forward, that God is so good. I think we can all agree that sometimes it can be difficult to understand things, wonder why things happen the way they do, etc. but He is really so good. I will tell you that in moments like this, if you listen close you will hear Him. That happened this weekend. Chase and I had been worried about having 3 car payments if our insurance didn't completely pay our loan off for the car. We got a call they valued the car for more than what the loan is for, they are paying it completely off and paying us the difference from what they valued it for. INSANE right?! I'm telling you, pray bold prayers. ASK, BELIEVE, RECEIVE.

We celebrated Finn's 2nd birthday on this past Friday and I still can't believe he's two now! We had his party on Saturday and had all of our family over to help us celebrate his special day! Finn is our wild child, but oh so sweet. A few of his favorite things consist of Cars, grilled cheese, chocolate, bubbles, and anything with water (pool, water tables, puddles). We are so blessed to call him ours and are loving seeing his personality blossoms as he gets older. I have a post coming with his party details + a video!!

On Sunday we celebrated Father's Day and really had kind of a relaxing day because things just got really crazy really fast. Needless to say, this week is busy with car shopping, a few appointments and Vivian will hopefully get her cast off tomorrow! I don't even know if I touched on that but she fractured her tibia on a trampoline almost a month ago. We are counting the days until we can swim again! I honestly think I may want it off more than she does, ha!

Really though, I've learned this week that a car is just a car. Some things just don't matter and it was a nice break to regroup, set new goals, go after what I really want for our family, myself, and care a little less about what other people think. Set boundaries, do what makes you happy. It's always kind of a wake up call when something happens that could have been much worse. It just opened my eyes to asking myself, "Am I really going after what I want for my life? For our family? Are my goals big enough? Am I stepping out of my box enough and doing things that could be uncomfortable yet so rewarding?"

I hope you ask yourself these questions because we are all here to be outstanding. To do great things, to encourage someone, inspire someone. If you're feeling afraid to start a blog, start a YouTube channel, apply for that job, whatever it is, push yourself. Just do it. I believe in you. I hope you all have a fantastic rest of your week and thank you all so much for sticking with me and following along. Your support never goes unnoticed.


June 10, 2017

Well hello again everyone! I'm coming at you today from some sunny weather for a change! It has rained so much here the past few days which left me coming up with new ways to entertain the kids. For the record, blanket forts will always get an A+ for entertainment, haha.

For today's post I've paired one of my favorite tunics that actually used to be a dress but is now more of a oversized flowy top (thanks mom if you're reading this for drying it, haha!) but I still love it. I got these leather shorts awhile back and they've always been a great staple piece. Y'all I just cannot shy away from black. If someone told me to wear something without black in it, it would be really hard, haha. Is anyone else like that? Like you don't wear a certain color, or are prone to one? What is yours?? I'm interested to know! Also, just scored these wedges on clearance from Target for $11!!! $11 you guys!! So if you're out and about, check your local store for this steal! All of these pieces are a bit older and no longer available but the good news is is there's even better versions available now that I've linked below for you :)

Did you notice the new makeover the blog got? If there's ever something you're looking for, check the new added "shop" section where I'll be adding my favorites for Girls, Boys, Womens & House and Home. Let me know how you like the update and what color you're prone to or won't wear! Love y'all and thank you for following along as always!



June 1, 2017

The official first day of Summer is in just a few weeks although I'm sure a lot of you are already enjoying "Summer" trips with your families now that most schools are out! We always like to think Memorial Day kicks off the summer but regardless, the weather here in the South is definitely telling us that it's fast approaching. Where's the cool breeze and palm trees at?! 

With that said, the warmer weather of course brings lots of outside time in the pool, beach trips, days spent at the zoo, stuffing our faces with watermelon, etc. Now I'll go ahead and say I love a full face of makeup. It makes me feel good, put together, and when I really like my outfit and my hair isn't a frizz ball because of the weather, it just makes me feel better. However, as a mom, y'all know a full face of makeup can be a luxury and most days are just spent with bronzer, mascara and a good lipstick or gloss, haha. I have more lipstick than I care to admit but who else agrees what lip you choose depends on the season, the place your going, etc. A lot of factors go into choosing a lip color am I right? Or is that too crazy? Haha let me know in the comments below what your method of choosing the right shade is - do you just have a few? One you wear all the time? A lip hoarder like me? 

I wanted to talk about some of my favorite shades right now that go with everything, these are my ride or die shades - tested and approved ;)  My favorite that I've worn the past 4 days or so is the Rodial Dragon's Blood Lip Plumper. While I don't notice a drastic difference, I do think it makes my lips look full, very healthy, and super moisturized. It also has a slight peachy tint so I've been loving wearing it on it's own! It recommends you apply it twice a day, I've just been reapplying when I feel like I need it like after I eat, etc. You guys should definitely try it! It's going to be a staple of mine for makeup and no makeup days! 

(L to R) MAC Creme Cup, MAC Party Parrot (I think this was limited, a good dupe is MAC Impassioned), Estee Lauder 240, Revlon Primrose, Aquaphor Lip Repair, ColorPop Midi, Nars Turkish Delight, ColourPop 1st Base, Rodial Dragons Blood Lip Plumper, Bite Lip Pencil in 020, NYX Lip Pencil in Mauve.

Here's a roundup of my favorites! What shade is your favorite? If you already have one of these shades, you have good taste and we should be besties ;) And if I'm missing one of your favorites, fill me in! You can never have enough right? Cheers to Thursday friends!

* Rodial Dragon's Blood Lip Plumper c/o Rodial

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