It’s Christmas card time!!! =)
I just love getting holiday cards in the mail from our friends and family!! It’s always fun seeing their family pictures and kids growing up, especially the ones we don’t see often. My kids love looking at all the holiday cards we get in the mail too. Also, I keep our old Christmas cards from over the years and they think its fun to look at our old ones!! Continue Reading…
It’s party time!! =)
Time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, holiday family photo shoots, and all that fun stuff!! Most of us have a little more fun with our makeup this time of year!! Continue Reading…
A few weeks ago I posted on Instagram that I was trying out the new Olay eye cream for dark circles- and I told you I would let you know what I think!!
I never struggled with dark circles until recently, and I’m not happy about it!! =) I would say it’s been about 2 years now that I’ve noticed darker and darker under-eyes and I blame age and sleep!! I can’t do anything about getting older, but I am trying to get into bed a little earlier since I tend to be a night owl!! I feel like thats my only time to do laundry, the dishes, clean the house, catch up on social media, chat on the phone with a sister or friend, and maybe take a bath!! Before I know it 1am rolls around… I really need to do something about this haha!! I have to take one kiddo to school at 7am and the other at 9am, and then I usually go workout and work. So no sleeping in for me!! Some people sleep in on Saturdays but soccer and baseball thats usually not an option either… Depending on our church schedule I get to sleep in on Sundays- yay!! Continue Reading…
We’ve all been waiting for it!! Cozy sweaters, boots, pumpkin everything, leaves changing colors, and holidays are around the corner… I love this time of year!! I mean are you even human if you don’t love it?!? Thanks to Stage, an online shop, for this fall outfit!!
One thing I’ve learned about myself is that I don’t dress up as often as I thought I did… I used to invest in pieces that grabbed my attention like fabulous high-heel, OTK boots but I didn’t get much use out of them. Im not saying I won’t be buying a pair this fall… =) but I wear flats more often, especially trying to keep up with my boys!! So I really wanted to have more flat, comfortable boots this season. These boots are so fun, comfortable, and warm for my feet that are always cold! I love the mountain-modern vibe they have even in Orange County… And when I go to Utah for the holidays they’ll be so perf!!!!
And if this sweater doesn’t scream fall then I don’t know what does!! I just love this color!! Stage has this sweater and so many more I had a hard time deciding! They have Levi’s, one of my favorite brands for denim and so many boot options!! I went with the ones I’m wearing but I had a few pairs of booties in my shopping cart while making my final decision! Everything is so reasonably priced!! Head over to Stage.com to shop for fall!!
*All thoughts and opinions are my own!! Sponsored by Stage!!
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared my favorite beauty products, and I am finally sharing my tried and true favs!! These aren’t new products I’m trying and reviewing- these are all things I have been using for years, and out of all the lipsticks, concealers, powders, mascaras, etc- these have won in my book!! I have found every one of these at Nordstrom and linking it all for you!! Im going to show you everything and the colors I use…
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One of my most asked questions on my blog or IG is hair questions!! I wear 20″ extensions, the sewn-in beaded wefts. Ive tried every single method and I prefer these over tapes, individuals, or clip-ins. I get a shadow root and highlights done around every 6 weeks. Might have to go sooner now because I think I’ve seen a grey or two- oh my gosh its happening!!! =) I love this blow dryer, even though Ive thought about splurging on the Dyson dryer but haven’t pulled the trigger yet because its soooo expensive! Heard its worth it… And if I did buy it, I would only buy it from Nordstrom. I have tried tons of curling irons and this is the only one I love. It makes the curls last forever! Literally like 3 days!! And its great quality so it doesn’t damage my hair. I hold it diagonally and leave an inch out at the ends. Sometimes I use it with the clamp closed as a wand too!
I have found my new favorite flats!! I don’t think I’ve ever shared this before, but I have what I call “sensitive heels” haha!! I have always struggled with closed-toe flats or pumps because my heels turn into a blistered mess!! Which I hate because I love the simple, chic look of a closed-toe flat. I was sent Rothy’s shoes to try and my first thought was how much I loved the beautiful color and design of these shoes- and how perfect they were for autumn!!! I couldn’t wait to put together my first fall looks this year with them!! What I couldn’t believe is how comfortable they are!! They didn’t make my heels blister, in fact I could barely even feel them on my feet!! Its like being barefoot!! How did they do it?!
Well Im glad you asked =) Rothy’s knit shoes are made from 100% post- consumer plastic water bottles. Did you know that 91% of plastic is not recycled?! Ugh. But you can feel good about wearing these shoes- to date the brand has repurposed over 11 million water bottles!! Thats amazing!!
Rothy’s shoes are the perfect shoe for on-the-go women like me who want to be comfortable while looking stylish!! I’ve been wearing them to meetings, appointments, school pickup, lunches, running errands, and I’m excited to wear them on future travels!! They will be perfect for walking through airports or packing in my suitcase without weighing 5lbs!!!
*This post was sponsored by Rothys, all thoughts and opinions are my own!!
If you have kids or grandkids of any age then you know the battle of screen time!!! I feel like I am fighting a constant uphill battle of balance between allowing my boys to play the games that all their friends are playing, watch videos that make them laugh, interact with their peers, or engage in learning apps- and time away from electronics. I never want to remember my parenting years asking my kids all the time to get off devices, go outside and play, do some good old fashioned game playing!! I feel like in this day and age where iPhones, iPads, iPods, tablets, computers, etc are a major part of life it is our responsibility as parents to help monitor the time spent on these as well as help navigate what they are seeing and hearing. This is exactly why I started using Circle with Disney!!
I have a 5 year old and 2 teenagers, so as you could imagine, I have a big job to do when it comes to making sure that my boys don’t spend too much time on their phones and iPads, and the content they are being subjected to!! I get so worried about what’s out there on the internet and how it could impact my boys!! So this is what I love about the Circle. Continue Reading…
Hey all you Orange County friends!! Or anybody who visits OC regularly… Or anybody in Santa Clara county… =)
I recently found out about the best app for deals at local shops, retailers, restaurants, cafes, and more!! Retail Therapy App has amazing discounts I could not pass up!! I dont know why I hadn’t started using it sooner- when I was working on this post I had a few friends say they use it all the time and love it!! And why had they not told me about it already, what?!?! I’ve been exploring the app and using it around Orange County and loving it!!! Excited to share my experience with a few of them below!!
So I think you know by now that I’ve become an eBay addict!!! =) I love finding great deals on eBay and I love that there is a “buy it now” option instead of bidding- hey if you like the bidding process then more power to ya!! haha!! But I’ve talked about it before and its just not for me. So now I’m much more into it and have found so many great items on there!!